8 “Mainstream” Food Myths You Need to Know About

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#1:  “Saturated Fat is Bad For You and Causes Heart Disease” This recommendation arose from an unproven hypothesis from the mid-1950s. The truth is, saturated fats from animal and vegetable sources provide the building blocks for cell membranes, mineral absorption, carriers for the important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and converts carotene to vitamin A. Saturated fat contains 9 separate fatty acids. Some of them have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-dental cavity and anti-plaque properties. # 2: “Eating Fat Makes You Gain Weight”…

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The Real Reason For Most People’s Allergies and Asthma Symptoms

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If you “sneeze” and “wheeze,” there is usually more to the story than simply encountering pollen, ragweed or dust.  Allergies and asthma are a sign that your immune system is working in overdrive and there are several reasons why this can occur. Understanding Allergies Allergies are your body’s reaction to allergens, particles your body considers foreign. When your body encounters an allergen, your blood plasma cells release IgE (immunoglobulin E) which attaches to mast cells. Mast cells are immune cells that are found in great…

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A New and Surprising Way Chiropractic Adjustments Can Be Good For You

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If you have followed our blog, you have likely heard us talk numerous times about how important it is to eat anti-inflammatory foods and take the right supplements to reduce inflammation in your body.  Reducing the amount of inflammatory chemicals inside your body is the key to having more energy, less pain, and being more resistant to diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It turns out, the chiropractic adjustments we have been using to improve your alignment and relieve your pain has also…

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Six Ways Fish Oil Can Give You Better Health

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There are several reasons why taking fish oil supplements is an important part of a healthy diet. Your brain, joints, muscles, heart, and skin all require the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil to function properly.  If you do not consume enough omega-3 fats, your body is much more prone to degeneration and disease.  Here are six ways fish oil can give you better health and longevity: 1.  Fish Oil Reduces Disease-Causing Inflammation.  Fish oil contains the omega-3s, EPA and DHA, which have been shown…

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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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Drinking Water or Green Tea Instead of Soda May Just Save Your Life

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A recent study published in the medical journal Circulation has found just one soda a day can increase a man’s risk of heart attack by 20 percent.  A typical 12-ounce soda contains a whopping 10 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup.  This much sugar, particularly fructose, is known to increase triglycerides, lower HDL (good) cholesterol, and increase a marker of inflammation known as C-reactive protein (CRP).  Excessive amounts of sugar are known to cause a release of inflammatory chemicals inside…

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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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