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Choosing Salt with One of These Colors Improves Health

Before you reach for that salt shaker, you need to know that the kind of salt you eat matters. The typical table salt found in almost all kitchens and restaurants is similar to the industrial chemical used to de-ice highways. Now that doesn’t sound very appetizing, does it? Despite its bad rap as a prime […]

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Suzy’s Holy Amazing Stuffing

Ingredients 3 gluten-free rolls, thawed, cubed, toasted (I always use “Against the Grain” brand) 2 tablespoons grape seed oil 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ pound sweet Italian pork sausage ½ pound ground beef 1 leek, thinly sliced (green and white parts) 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced 2 celery ribs, diced 1 ½ cups […]

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Why Your Blood Sugar Numbers Don’t Matter Much

When you think of diabetes, either type 1 or 2, the possibility of complications affecting your eyes, heart and kidney come to mind. But you never really think of your lungs having problems as a result of blood sugar abnormalities. That’s unfortunately a little-known fact. Diabetes (diagnosed or not) spawns a ton of oxidative stress […]

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Mouth-watering Pesto Squash with Aloe

Today I’m sharing my favorite recipe for a healthy pesto-inspired spaghetti dish. This colorful, fabulous dish is loaded with healthy nutrients and includes the supplement ‘aloe vera juice’ which you can’t even taste. As for health benefits, spaghetti squash has a fair amount of beta carotenoids as well as soluble fiber. It only has 40 […]

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36 Foods that Contain Aspirin 


Ingredients similar to aspirin were extracted from meadowsweet and willow bark centuries ago, bit in 1899, salicin was altered into a patentable drug called aspirin which is abbreviated as ASA for “acetylsalicylic acid.”  Notice the prefix “acetyl” on that, because I will come back to that at the end of this article. Aspirin was approved […]

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5 Medicinal Ice Cube Recipes to Help You Lose Weight



I bet some of you drink pure filtered water and try to get your friends and relatives to do the same but they won’t listen. Drinking water instead of soda can be the fastest, simplest way to lose weight and improve health. Why? 

Because we all need fresh water to dilute poisons in our body […]

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9 Cool Things to do with Cucumbers

adIn the winter in Colorado you can’t get me to buy cucumbers, but come summer, there’s always one or two in my fridge.  In addition to being a refreshing and delicious side dish on my summer table, cucumbers have profound medicinal benefits.  Cucumbers have many active constituents, including an anti-inflammatory flavonol called “fisetin” which may […]

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Allergies and Your Genes – Histamine, Autoimmunity and DAO SNPs

The other day I was reading an article that discussed histamine as it pertains to allergies to pollen, like sneezing and itchy eyes. It made me realize that almost everyone assumes histamine causes allergies and nothing else. This is simply not true. 

Histamine can certainly cause allergies, and it is found in hundreds of foods […]

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Coconut Water and 9 Other Brilliant Ideas to Prevent or Reverse Diabetes

Here’s a surprise. Brand new research published in the February 2015 Journal of Medical Food suggests that coconut water improves diabetes. The catch is that it was a rat study, not a human study. Nevertheless, many animal model studies extrapolate to humans so don’t dismiss the research just yet okay?! The rats in the study […]

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How Spices Work Like Medicine

I’m one of those cooks that combines whatever I find in the fridge or pantry without a plan. I’ll throw spices and foods together like a mad scientist, kind of how I did in Organic Chemistry in 1987 (hoping I wouldn’t blow up the lab). Recently, I went to my first cooking class, “Secrets of […]

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