How to Live a Life Free of Prescription Drugs

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We are an overmedicated nation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC, the most commonly used drugs by Americans are asthma medicines for children, central nervous system stimulants for adolescents, antidepressants for middle-aged adults, and cholesterol lowering drugs for older Americans. Consider these staggering statistics: 20% of children use at least one prescription drug each month  90% of older Americans use at least one prescription drug each month More than 76% of Americans age 60 and over use two…

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Sugar and Junk Food’s Effect on Your Brain

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Regular consumption of junk food and sugar has essentially the same effect on your brain as cocaine. They create the same craving and reward in the brain as addictive drugs and has been linked to depression, memory problems, learning disabilities, overeating and obesity. Many processed food companies use ingredients that contain high amounts of sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG), bad fats and oils, artificial flavors and colorings, and various chemical preservatives.  It is these ingredients, formulated in the right combinations that does the same…

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The Newest Health Risk of Drinking Soda

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For many years we have been telling you why soda is so bad for your health.  Recently, the research has been pouring in showing the health consequences and the disease risks from drinking these sugary drinks.  A new study conducted in Sweden and set to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found drinking one normal-sized soda can increase a man’s risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer by about 40 percent. Earlier this year we reported on two other…

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4 Key Strategies to Prevent and Slow Arthritis

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Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves thinning of cartilage, narrowing of joint spaces, stiffness, loss of mobility and pain.  Arthritis is not an inevitable part of aging as most people believe.  In most cases, it is the result of abnormal joint mechanics, inflammatory food, poor nutrition and lack of exercise.  In this article we will discuss four strategies you can implement to either prevent or slow the progression of arthritis.  Maintain Normal Joint Mechanics Pain and injury can change joint mechanics by altering…

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Ginger Tea (Anti-Inflammatory)

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Soda (regular or diet) and other sugary drinks promote disease.  This beverage contains no sugar, is full of flavor, fights disease and helps keep you healthy.   The compounds (catechins) in green tea are antioxidants, anti-cancer, anti-heart disease, and increase fat burning because it boosts metabolism.   Ginger is a powerful, natural anti-inflammatory spice that is also anti-cancer and anti heart disease.   Spicy Green Tea with Ginger Boil 1 Gallon of filtered water  Add 1/4 to 1/2 pound of sliced fresh ginger root and…

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Inflammation: The Underlying Cause of Virtually All Disease

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The reason most people develop a disease is because the foods they eat are inflammatory.  Experts call this Systemic Inflammation.  This is different than acute, local inflammation from an injury such as a sprained ankle.  Systemic Inflammation is a chronic, low-grade inflammatory reaction throughout the entire body to certain foods we eat.  Sugar, flour, trans-fats (partially hydrogenated oils), vegetable and seed oils, and meat and eggs from grain-fed animals cause the release of excessively high amounts of inflammatory chemicals that cause tissue destruction, DNA damage…

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