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  • Sugar - The Good vs. the Bad

    Sugar is a carbohydrate. If it ends in “-ose”, then it is a sugar (for example, glucose or fructose), but there are different kinds of sugars. Sugar as we know it is usually created as a result of the processing of one of two types of plants: sugar beets or sugar cane. These plants are harvested, processed, and then refined to eventually resemble the white sugar we all know.  The problem however, is that the refinement of sugar removes all the beneficial nutrients, enzymes and other plant compounds that give naturally sweet foods their goodness. This sugar has absolutely no...

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  • Why Raw Apple Juice is Better than Pasteurized

    Apple juice is one of the most popular juices of all time, second only to orange juice (the drink used for Screwdrivers, Tequila Sunrises, and A LOT of smoothies!). Apple juice is great for babies, children, and adults, as it's a nice mild drink. When you think of apple juice, you no doubt picture the juice you buy in cartons on your supermarket store. But hold up! Did you ever think about what kind of juice you're buying? I'll tell you what kind of juice it is: pasteurized apple juice. "What does that mean?" you may ask. Pasteurization is a...

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  • Inflammation, Diet and Health

    It is becoming common knowledge that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses. Acute inflammation is necessary and usually occurs in response to injury and attack by germs. Acute Inflammation on the surface of the body manifests as local redness, heat, swelling and pain and is the body's way of getting more nourishment and more immune activity to an area that needs it. However, when inflammation persists (what is known as chronic inflammation), it damages the body and causes illness. A number of things that causes inflammation include processed food, sugar, hydrogenated and trans fats, stress, malnutrition,...

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  • The Importance of the Liver

    If you were to rank your internal organs by order of importance, where would you slot your liver?  In all likelihood, it wouldn’t be in the same spectrum as things like the heart and lungs, as the liver is one of the more misunderstood parts of the anatomy.  Most, likely chalk up the liver to “that part that filters out last night’s Happy Hour,” or something along those lines.  In reality, the liver serves many key functions beyond simply disposing of recent Bud Light intake.  Let’s take a quick look. Located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, the...

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  • Foods that are good for gut health

    The digestive system is really the cornerstone of our well-being. Our gut is home to approximately 100 trillion microorganisms. The gut flora promotes normal gastrointestinal function, provides protection from infection, regulates metabolism, and comprises more than 75% of our immune system. The digestive system is responsible for breaking down the foods we eat, extracting the nutrients we need, and then eliminating the waste. That is why gut health is vital to our well-being. If our digestive system is in order, we feel great and can perform at optimal levels. If our gut health is poor, we can end up with...

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  • Can I Work Out on a 10 Day Juice Cleanse?

    One of the most difficult parts of a juice cleanse is the fatigue and exhaustion that sets in within the first 72 hours of starting the cleanse. While you may feel good the first day, by the end of Day 2 or 3 you start feeling tired and headachy. It's tough to hit the gym while going through the symptoms of detox, especially when you have very little energy. So is it possible to work out on a 10 Day Juice Cleanse? Fitness and Cleansing Every body reacts differently to a juice cleanse. Some people feel AMAZING by Day 2,...

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  • Can I Fight Cancer By Drinking Juice?

    Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases today, and rightly so. It is very difficult to treat cancer, and a staggering number of people suffer and die from cancer every year. There are all sorts of medicinal treatments for those with cancer, but many people want to find a natural, holistic method of dealing with the disease. Did you know that juice can actually be one of the best ways to fight cancer? How to Fight Cancer with Juice There are a surprising number of fruits and vegetables that can help to protect you from cancer: Cruciferous vegetables --...

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  • Are There “Healthy” Oil Options?

    Whether you first thought upon reading that word is an image of French Fries, bubbling away in a fryer, or the trace remnants of some crispy potato chips, oil usually has a very negative connotation associated with it.  (And we won’t even get into oil in the non-food sense of the word.)  The media has typically paired the word oil with the word fat, and fat certainly doesn’t extoll many positive virtues. The fact is that since the 1980’s, there’s been a war on fat and therefore oils that are used for cooking and food processing are often swept up...

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  • Why Raw Organics are Part of a Healthy Diet

    Including large amounts of raw fruits, organic meats and fish, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains, dairy, and eggs in a person’s diet helps them to feel healthier and more energized. But why? It’s because of the value of introducing raw organics into your diet. Raw foods refer to foods that are uncooked. Raw foods can be warm, but should not go above 118 degrees. Organic fruits and vegetables are grown free of harmful pesticides or chemicals. Organic meats are made from animals that were not given hormones. If you’re interested in feeling better, having more energy, and eating higher-quality foods,...

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  • Juice Cleanse for Weight Loss

    If you have had struggles with weight at any point in the past you are probably well aware that there is no magic pill or silver bullet for melting away those excess pounds. Losing weight and keeping it off takes regular exercise and a smart nutritional approach in order to be successful. That being said, there is a way to give yourself a push in the right direction toward a healthier meals that will produce the results that you have been looking for. One of the biggest complaints that people have when beginning a new meal habits is the time...

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