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Boost Your Metabolism with This Tart Cherry Boost Drink!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
February 20, 2018
File under: Beverages, Detoxification, Drinks, Recipes, Superfoods, Vegan, Weight Control

Year after year, the number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Many of us renew lapsed gym memberships and pledge to eat more fruits and vegetables. This year, the trend is less about fad diets and more about dietary strategies that improve overall health and wellness and may also help you lose weight.

Metabolism is a complex biochemical process that combines calories in food and beverages with oxygen to release energy.  It is the process that converts what you consume into the energy your body needs to function.

Metabolism refers to metabolic rate and boosting metabolism is desirable when wanting to lose weight. Simply put, the higher the metabolic rate, the more calories you burn. …read more of Boost Your Metabolism with This Tart Cherry Boost Drink! here

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5 Holistic Health Tips to Keep Your Kidneys in Balance

By Jess Lewis-Peltier
July 19, 2011
File under: Detoxification, Herbs, Natural Remedies


The kidneys are bean-shaped organs situated in the lower back just below the adrenal glands and are a significant component in the body’s detoxifying system.

These are the filters that stabilize the acid/base balance in the blood removing anything that is unnecessary or harmful to the body, whether toxins or excess vitamins.

The Kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health as kidney disorders can lead to a number of degenerative diseases. Kidneys love gentle attention so incorporating a holistic approach will help keep them in balance, naturally. …read more of 5 Holistic Health Tips to Keep Your Kidneys in Balance here

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Holistic Health Tips That Love Your Liver

By Jess Lewis-Peltier
June 12, 2011
File under: Detoxification, Natural Remedies


Chances are, if you are experiencing sluggishness or prolonged periods of digestive problems, it may be time to give your liver some love.

The liver is the largest gland in the body and is located on the upper right side of your abdomen just below the diaphragm. It is essential for many metabolic functions, bile production and the filtering of fats, alcohol, drugs and other toxins from the system.

The liver has a big job and is often taken for granted or ignored. Prolonged use of medications, excess consumption of fatty foods and alcohol and exposure to environmental toxins can cause liver congestion.

This can lead to chronic fatigue, severe unexplained skin eruptions or a yellowing of the skin, called jaundice. …read more of Holistic Health Tips That Love Your Liver here

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5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Radiation Exposure

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
March 31, 2011
File under: Detoxification, Health Concerns, Natural Remedies


The situation at the Japanese nuclear plants at Fukushima remains tenuous and the possibility of radiation exposure uncertain.

The residents of Tokyo, 180 miles to the south are being advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to outside air while being reassured that radiation levels are low.  While the conditions at the Japanese facility are worse than 3-mile Island, they have not reached the proportions of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

The Chernobyl environmental disaster led to an epidemic of thyroid cancer and late-onset cancers still being seen today. The two body systems most radiation sensitive are the thyroid and bone marrow. Radiation exposure commonly leads to higher rates of thyroid cancer and leukemia. What can you do to protect yourself? …read more of 5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Radiation Exposure here

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Spring-Cleaning from the Inside Out: Making the Right Choices

By Jess Lewis-Peltier
March 23, 2011
File under: Detoxification, Natural Remedies, Weight Control


As spring approaches and it is time to do some spring-cleaning, internally that is. After a long season of heavier winter eating, spring is a great time to consider a whole body cleanse.

Cleansing once every quarter is important for a few reasons. A good cleanse (also called detox) can rid your body of built-up toxins from processed foods, pharmaceuticals, air-borne pollutants and any other substances considered toxic or hard on the body-system.

Cleansing also gives your body’s digestive tract a chance to lighten its load. The theory behind giving your body a break is rooted in the fact that it expends a lot of energy on the digestive process and spends less energy in the healing and rebuilding process. Consider a cleanse equal to giving your body-system a vacation. …read more of Spring-Cleaning from the Inside Out: Making the Right Choices here

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