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Friday, 17 November


11 Top Benefits and Uses Of Bay Leaf

Bay leaves are leaves that come from the bay laurel trees that grow over in the Mediterranean, France, Italy, North American, Central America. Bay trees are evergreens with long, aromatic leaves. Bay is a variety of laurel, and many times different varieties are referred to as bay. Bay leaves lose their health benefits after one


Cilantro Juice Can Detox Your Body and Eliminate Inflammation

Cilantro, this healing herb is loaded with several essential minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, sodium, magnesium and manganese. Its also a good source of vitamin A, C, K and B vitamins. It has been widely used for many ailments thanks to its medicinal properties and one of the most remarkable benefits of this herb


3 High Alkaline Beverages You Should Drink In the Morning

You should know one fact: your body is at its most acidic point in the morning time when you wake up. And an acidic body is not good, so its a good idea to take some solutions to alkalize your body. If you are a coffee lover, its time to make change as it is


Natural Recipe For Removing Uric Acid From Your Joints

If you suffer from arthritis or gout, you know how painful it is. Fortunately, were here with a natural recipe that can help! Both arthritis and gout are the result of a build-up of uric acid. This drink helps remove uric acid from your joints (as well as other toxins), which helps relieve your pain.


Staying Safe Online: Five Cyber Safety Tips Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids Ready Nutrition

Years ago, when my kids were in elementary school, I let one of them play a kids game on my computer. Hours later, when I got back on the computer, I had a virus. This was our first of many discussions about cyber safety.

Its safe to say that the internet is increasingly becoming more of an unsafe place thanks to new cyber threats coming out and child predators finding more sophisticated ways of accessing our childrens accounts. While this frightens parents, it doesnt seem to stop children from wanting to get online to play games, hang out with friends, or research. Parents must stay ever vigilant in making sure children know the threats that are out there.

As a parent, I have explained the dangers on the internet and what they need to avoid, but is this enough? We say our Stay Safe Online and Keep Away From Perverts lecture and send them on their merry way? There is much more that we must explain to them!

Part of having the responsibility of being on the internet is using it safely. These tips are musts for ensuring your kids are staying safe online.

  1. What you put out into the internet stays there even if you delete it. It is important to understand this and avoid making off-hand comments, bullying statements to other kids, etc. What you put on the internet now will stay on the internet. That means your future boss could read it, your childrens children could read it, so be aware of this.
  2. Check your basic security to see what is showing up on search engines. Doing a simple Google search on your name, address, etc. to see if your personal information is protected is a great start in making sure your kids are staying safe. Moreover, teach them to keep this information off the internet. That means not adding this to social media accounts. To be clear, kids and teens should not post their email address, physical home address, phone numbers or any information that compromises the safety of the family.
  3. Use the strictest privacy settings for social media accounts. With 73% of teens and 68% of young adults on social media, its hard to avoid. You still have a say in where they socialize online, so be present when they are setting up their accounts to ensure their privacy is protected. As well, instruct them not to put personal information out there. For instance, a teen posts a message on F...


Vitamin K2: A Crucial Nutrient for Heart and Bone Health Natural Remedies

When you buy vitamin K, be that it's K2 that you're buying.

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is well-known for its role in blood clotting. However, there are two different kinds of vitamin K,1each providing its own set of health benefits. Vitamin K1 is primarily responsible for blood clotting whereas vitamin K2 works synergistically with calcium, magnesium and vitamin D to impart a number of important health benefits, including but not limited to:2 Read more


Farm to School Success in Hawaii Seedstock

News Release It takes the right amount of water and sunlight for seeds to grow into a thriving garden. So too, it takes the right mix of factors to integrate local foods into communities. Some of these factors include ... Read More


What Happens to Blood Sugar and Belly Fat When You Eat 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil per Day

Coconut oil is a delicious and healthy fat, derived primarily from the flesh and kernel of mature coconuts. While many of us have kept our distance because of its high fat content, weve been missing out on the incredible benefits that this amazing and natural product can give us. Not all fats or calories are


9 Foods That Protect Against Heart Attack and Remove Plaque Naturally

Your heart is your most important organ, after your brain. Making sure that its operating at its optimal level is key to a life of health and longevity. Eating right is a key component of lowering your risk of heart disease. While deaths due to heart disease have dropped in recent years, its still the


35 Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day

There are so many ways you can use apple cider vinegar in your daily routine, it works great for pretty much anything, from treating an upset stomach, dealing with skin problems to cleaning your house. And believe me, once you start to use it, you wont turn back. The health benefits of apple cider vinegar


Sesame Seeds Work Better Than Tylenol Drug to Ease Knee Pain

According to study by Azerbaijans Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, shows that sesame seed supplementation can significantly improve clinical signs and symptoms of patients with knee osteoarthritis. A two month study showed that eating 4 tablespoons of Sesame Seeds (about 40 grams) was superior to 1000 mg of Tylenol for knee arthritis. With none of the


Ginger Cucumber Detox Juice That Naturally Fights Belly Bloat and Inflammation

Have you jumped on the green juice or smoothie bandwagon yet? If not, then now may be the time to make these health shots part of your daily routine. Green juices or smoothies are a great way to get more greens into your diet. They help to alkalize the body, flush out toxins, improve digestion,


Compounds Found In Purple Potatoes May Kill Colon Cancer Stem Cells

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and responsible for more than 50,000 deaths annually, according to the American Cancer Society. Purple potatoes nutrition high on the antioxidant scale as well-known powerhouse foods like kale and spinach. Purple potatoes are also a great source of carbohydrates, potassium, vitamin C, folic


Popular Thanksgiving Turkey Brand Comes with a Side of Antibiotics? Organic Consumers Association blogs

November 16, 2017

Diestel Turkey, sold by Whole Foods and other retailers at premium prices, says on its website that its animals are never given hormones, antibiotics or growth stimulants.

But Diestel Turkey samples tested by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggest otherwise, leading consumers to wonder: Can these companies be trusted?

According to testing conducted under the USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) National Residue Program, samples of Diestel Turkey products tested positive for numerous drug and antibiotic residues.

One of those drugs, Chloramphenicol, is strictly prohibited by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in food production because its known to have severe toxic effects in humans including bone marrow suppression or aplastic anemia in susceptible individuals.

According to an amended complaint filed November 13, against Diestel Turkey Ranch, the FSIS inspected Diestel turkeys on four dates in 2015 and 2016, and reported, in addition to Chloramphenicol, residues of antibiotics important for human use, veterinary antibiotics, a hormone and other pharmaceuticals.

Animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) brought the action against the privately held Sonora, Calif., turkey producer in the Superior Court of California. DxE is...


Lily of the Desert Nutrition Whole Foods Magazine

Lily of the Desert Nutrition
1887 Geesling Rd, Denton, TX 76208,


EcoDrink Naturals is a convenient and great tasting Multivitamin powder that can simply be poured into any water bottle, making it the best on-the-go multivitamin out there! This beverage comes in four different stick pack flavors: Berry, Fruit Punch, Peach Mango and Strawberry Lemonade. EcoDrink Naturals is made with natural ingredients, sweetened with Stevia and includes 28 essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. An awesome product for the whole family!

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Once Again Nut Butter Whole Foods Magazine

Once Again Nut Butter
12 S. State St., P.O. Box 429, Nunda, NY 14517,

Hazelnut spread

Once Again Nut Butter announces the first in their line of specialty products, Hazelnut Spread Amor with Cocoa & Milk.  This organic, Non-GMO Verified, fair trade certified, product brings a delightful personal indulgence in the form of a gourmet product for a discriminating audience. While many hazelnut products perform as a spread, Amor offers a more viscous consistency that is conducive to turning everyday staples into a sweet treat, at only 170 calories per serving. As a dip for berries and fruit, spread over biscotti, or a topping for frozen yogurt, Amor delivers a mouthfeel and palate sensation that converts good to great!

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RidgeCrest Herbals Whole Foods Magazine

RidgeCrest Herbals
3683 W 2270 St. Suite A, Salt Lake City, UT 84120


Ridgecrest Herbals EssentialEyes provides full-spectrum eye support, simultaneously addressing the need to strengthen the circulatory system and related organs while providing essential nutrients to help combat the effects of blue-light damage caused by our constant overuse of technology. We combine a modified TCM blend dating back to 220 AD with Lutemax 20/20, which contains the essential daily amounts of lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin needed to maintain healthy macular pigment levels.

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Xlear, Inc. Whole Foods Magazine

Xlear, Inc.
723 S. Auto Mall Dr. American Fork, UT 84003,


Xlear Cough Drops soothe a sore, irritated throat. Normal cough drops are sweetened with sugar, which only feeds the bacteria in the throat, making the problems worse. Other sugar-free cough drops use artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Available in Honey Lemon, Green Apple, and Black Cherry flavors, Xlear Cough Drops are both sugar-free and naturally sweetened with xylitol to ensure optimal health.

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Prenatal Probiotic Whole Foods Magazine

Health Aid introduces PrenatalProbio, a vegetarian probiotic formula designed to enhance maternal and infants early gut flora. The probiotics contain 22 billion CFU, 11 beneficial strains, and prebiotics.
1285 Reamwood Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089, 1-800-320-5699,

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Wakanaga of America Co., Ltd. Whole Foods Magazine

Wakanaga of America Co., Ltd.
23501 Madero, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Kyo-Green Powdered Drink Mixes

Kyo-Green has been a strong, trusted brand in the green health drink category for nearly 30 years. This year we are re-launching the brand with a fresh new look and new offerings! Easy to mix and no clumping, Kyo-Green is a healthy way to get your greens every day.

Kyo-Green Greens Blend contains a unique blend of grasses and superfoods that provide balanced energy and nutritional benefits for the whole body.

Re-Formulated! Kyo-Green Harvest Blend is a wholesome blend of organic and naturally sourced grasses, ancient grains, fruits, vegetable and herbal extracts, combined with nutrient-dense Spirulina for immune support.

New! Kyo-Green Sprouts Blend contains a nutritious blend of organic sprouted ancient grains, beans and nutrient rich seeds combined with Spirulina and our original Greens Blend to provide a natural, gentle prebiotic for healthy digestion.

For more information: (800) 421-2998,

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Trace Minerals Research Whole Foods Magazine

Trace Minerals Research
P.O. Box 429, Roy, Utah 84067,


Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and participates in more than 300 biochemical reactions, including energy production, digestion, heart health, and healthy bones. However, recent studies estimate that almost 70% of Americans are not getting the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Thats why we developed Mag Pak.

The best thing about Mag Pak is the to-go packets can be thrown in any purse, pocket, backpack, gym bag, or lunch box for any on-the-go adventure! Its not only convenient, it tastes great, is naturally flavored, and is formulated with a special blend of magnesium malate, magnesium carbonate, and citric acid that once added to water, creates magnesium citrate, a highly absorbable form of magnesium.

We also added a complex of full spectrum electrolytes for a magnesium supplement that is unmatched in the industry from Americas #1 Liquid Magnesium Brand.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine December 2017

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Solgar, Inc. Whole Foods Magazine

Solgar, Inc.
500 Willow Tree Road, Leonia, NJ 07605


Solgar Energy Kicks: Powered with naturally-sourced ingredients plus energy-supporting essential B vitamins.* Each 2-oz shot includes 200 mg of Natural Caffeine from Green Tea, Yerba Mate and Guarana. Available in delicious natural Mixed Berry and Pomegranate flavors, these clean formulas are non-GMO, vegan, free of gluten, wheat and dairy and only 25 calories per bottle!

Published in WholeFoods Magazine December 2017


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Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. Whole Foods Magazine

Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.
6982 Bandini Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90040


Joint health is one of the top categories for supplement use. Hops, the ingredient used to add a touch of bitterness to most brews, has been studied because of its joint health properties. Derived from hops resin extract, Perluxan softgels contain a unique botanical anti-inflammatory agent clinically demonstrated to relieve minor joint pain quickly. The formula is standardized to contain high concentrations of alpha acids, which reduce pain-causing compounds in a short time. With a low dose, easy-to-swallow and fast-acting Perluxan softgels soothe minor joint discomfort within two hours of ingestion and dont cause GI distress. This specialized supercritical hops resin extract provides a safer approach to soothing aches from overexertion of everyday activities and effectively calms the bodys minor pain cascade. Perluxan softgels are exclusively available from Soft Gel Technologies, Inc., a full-service, GMP-certified contract manufacturer.

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Reviva Labs Whole Foods Magazine

Reviva Labs
705 Hopkins Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033,

Peptide Facial Skin Prep with Hyaluronic Acid

Todays beauty news has been talking up the importance of infusing trace minerals into skin cells to energize them. Seaweed and sea algae provide a high concentration of minerals and trace minerals that stimulate cell energy. To Reviva, this is old news; we introduced topical trace minerals in our products over 35 years ago. But weve upped the game with our new Peptide Facial Skin Prep. Not only does it bathe your skin in trace minerals, its also infused with hyaluronic acid, argireline, and DMAE to kick-start your anti-aging and hydrating while it energizes your skin making it more receptive to follow-up treatments.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine December 2017

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Magic Muffins The Weston A. Price Foundation

This is a low glycemic, grainless recipe. I do not use egg whites because Im allergic to the whites but not the yolks. I find it great for a late afternoon snack, before dinner or can be enjoyed as dessert with lunch.


  • 1 3/4 cups crispy almond flour (made fresh from soaked and dried almonds)
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal (made fresh)
  • 1 cup sugar-free grated coconut
  • 5 pastured egg yolks
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup of grated zucchini, apple, carrot or yam
  • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

optional items

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • cinnamon
  • cardamom
  • lemon/orange peel
  • grated ginger

Mix all dry ingredients. Add egg yolks then grated zucchini, apple, carrot or yam. Add melted coconut oil and vanilla. Mix all together and add a little hot water if needed for consistency.

Fill muffin pans 3/4 full. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes until golden brown on top. Let cool in muffin pans to hold shape. I store in the freezer, good as is or warmed slightly with butter on top.

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Teeth Whitening Whole Foods Magazine

Oralgen NuPearl 32x Perfecting Whitening Pen delivers teeth-whitening effects without harsh ingredients. Just release the gel into the brush applicator and apply to each tooth. This small, compact pen is perfect for on-the-go use. It is also enamel safe and gluten-free.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine December 2017

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Argan Oil Whole Foods Magazine

Hand-harvested 100% Argan Oil from John Masters Organics is designed to help improve elasticity, retain moisture and soften hair and skin. Its the ideal choice for mending split ends and taming frizzy hair while simultaneously reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes so your best complexion can come through.

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Weight Management Whole Foods Magazine

Biotivia Fitness has reformulated Bioshape, a non-stimulant supplement made to target hunger and curb craving hormones while boosting metabolism and curbing appetite. The supplement contains six natural ingredients for weight control, which include chili pepper extract, chromium picolinate, 7-KETO-DHEA, potato protein, bitter orange, and caralluma fimbriata.

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Joint Health Whole Foods Magazine

Natures Way new Tumerich Joint contains 400 mg of turmeric extract standardized to 95% curcuminoids per serving to maximize bioavailability as well as 10 mg of BioPerine. It also contains UC-II type II Collagen complex, standardized Boswellia serrata and organic Burdock. It comes in bottles containing 60 plant-based capsules.

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Oral Care Whole Foods Magazine

Childlife Essentials introduces Oral Care Probiotic, a strawberry flavored childrens probiotic containing a patented strain that uniquely targets the health and function of the oral cavity.

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Kids Health Whole Foods Magazine

New from American Health comes Kidstiks, a once daily multivitamin drink mix for kids. The drink mixes are intended for parents looking for an alternative to sugary gummy vitamins. The drink powders, which come in Groovy Grape and Tropical Punch flavor, are non-effervescent, non-GMO, and vegetarian/vegan.

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Cognitive Health Whole Foods Magazine

New from NOW comes Brain Attention chewables, organic lemongrass oil, organic oregano oil, Krill & CoQ10 softgels, and organic pea protein in natural vanilla and natural chocolate flavor.
244 Knollwood Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108, (888) 669-3663,

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Sleep Aid Whole Foods Magazine

Napz from NaturallyU is an all-natural, non-habit forming sleep aid. The supplement is a powder that dissolves in water and is formulated with a proprietary herbal blend including passion flower, chamomile, lemon balm, and hibiscus.

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Aronia Berries Whole Foods Magazine

Aronia berries are rich in Vitamin C and high in powerful antioxidants, but stand out for their polyphenol content as the seventh highest source of polyphenols of all foods. Aronia Growers, LLC, which supplies the berries, is comprised of 10 aronia-growing families in the Midwest focused on integrity, stewardship and quality from field to finished product. The organization delivers freshly harvested berries to the Wisconsin processing plant to produce Sweetened Dried Aronia berries.

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Endothelial Function Whole Foods Magazine

Capros, from Natreon, Inc. is a standardized extract of Phyllanthus emblica, which covers a composition and method to treat or prevent endothelial dysfunction. It recently received a patent from the Canadian patent office. Designed to improve endothelial function and cardiovascular health, the claim reads, use of a composition to treat or prevent endothelial dysfunction in an individual, the composition comprises an extract of pulped Phyllanthus emblica and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein endothelial function is improved.

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Amazon Whole Foods Drops Prices for Thanksgiving Whole Foods Magazine

Austin, TX  In a taste of whats in store, Amazons Whole Foods Market stores are talking turkey by discounting Thanksgiving meal staples and offering even more for Prime members.

Antibiotic-free turkeys are selling for $2.49 per pound, or $1.99 per pound for Prime customers. Whole organic turkeys, meanwhile, will go for 14% off the discounted price for $2.99 per pound, while supplies last. Prime members get an electronic coupon they can scan in-store for the discount and Amazon is offering a free trial Prime membership (normally $99 per year) to shop at Whole Foods Market stores and get the discount.

Prime, which offers its members access to expedited delivery at no charge, access to original videos and other entertainment programming, will also become the in-store loyalty program for Whole Foods Market.

These are the latest new lower prices in our ongoing integration and innovation with Amazon, and were just getting started, said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO in a statement released with the joint datelines of Austin and Seattle. In the few months weve been working together, our partnership has proven to be a great fit. Well continue to work closely together to ensure were consistently surprising and delighting our customers while moving toward our goal of reaching more people with Whole Foods Markets high-quality, natural, and organic food.

Whole Foods Market also lowered prices on value pack boneless skinless chicken breasts (organic and no antibiotic), responsibly farmed raw peeled shrimp, and private label 365 Everyday Value canned pumpkin, organic broccoli, organic salad mixes, russet potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Among the brands seeing cost reductions are Lunderg Family Farms organic rice, Eden Foods organic beans, Pacific Foods organic chicken and vegetable broth, Organic Valley eggs and milk, and Toms of Maine toothpaste. Everyday low prices are being established for brands such as Chobani yogurt, California Olive Ranch EVOO, Siggis yogurt, Applegate hot dogs and Fage yogurt. Its also offering lower prices on Vital Farms and Alfresco brand pasture raised eggs.

Shares of Kroger Co. and Sprouts Farmers Market were bouncing back on Thursday. Kroger had fallen as much as 3.5% in New York trading on Wednesday while Sprouts tumbled as much as 3%.

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Will This Thanksgiving Dinner Be the Healthiest Yet? Whole Foods Magazine

By Ronak Sheth, Chief Customer Officer for Label Insight

Every year, Americans collectively loosen their belts in anticipation of one of the most beloved and glutinous meals of the year, Thanksgiving dinner. But as consumer awareness about the ingredients being used in the food products they purchase increases, so too does their demand for more transparency from retailers and manufacturers alike. In fact, this holiday season consumers are expected to spend more on better-for-you ingredients leading up to Thanksgiving than they do during an average week.

Why? Because Americans are changing the way they shop for food products. Todays consumers are more concerned than ever before about the food they consume. According to Label Insights 2017 Shopper Trends Study, nearly half of U.S. shoppers (49%) adhere to a particular diet or nutrition plan, and 75% avoid specific ingredients when purchasing food products. While each consumer may vary their definition of healthy, or the diets they follow, there is an overwhelming consensus that ingredient information is still confusing or not detailed enough.

Data from Nielsen Product Insider, powered by Label Insight, shows more inclusion for diets, lifestyles and preferences than ever before. Products meeting vegetarian, vegan and Paleo diet requirements sell faster for three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving than during the weekly average. Whereas Thanksgiving dinner was once used as a cheat day for many, todays consumers are bringing their standard eating habits into this holiday.

The rise of superfoods and clean/organic products this holiday season

Superfoods have quickly become a popular purchase in grocery stores across the country. And this Thanksgiving, superfoods are expected to have a prominent place at the table as well. Sweet potatoes and cinnamon are two staple ingredients used widely in Thanksgiving recipes. Theyre considered superfoods because of their health benefits; both are rich in vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants.  According to data from Nielsen, more than 10% of sweet potato sales were generated during the three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving alone. Organic sweet potato sales increased 12%, but conventional sweet potato dollars declined 2% during this period.

Last year, Nielsen found that consumers spent more than twice as much on desserts with cinnamon in the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving than during an average week. Across the grocery store, shoppers are looking for food including cinnamon as an ingredient. Cheese, processed meats and nuts/butters/jellies including cinnamon all sold more during the three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving compared to the rest of the year.

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Thursday, 16 November


Your Brain on Gratitude Whole Foods Magazine

Why do so many books and articles implore us to strengthen our gratitude muscles? Theres more to it than the fact expressing thanks is considered to be a polite and kind thing to door that we have an entire national holiday dedicated to it. Like meditation, expressing gratitude has been shown to influence our mood, our behavior, and even our brains.

A 2016 study by researchers at Indiana University took a group of 43 people seeking counseling for anxiety or depression and divided them into two groups: both groups attended weekly counseling sessions for three months. One group was told to spend 20 minutes writing a letter of thanks to a person of their choice during the first three sessions (and then never again), the other had only standard counseling sessions with no thank-you notes required.

Those 60 minutes (total) of writing down their thoughts of gratitude had a significant impact on the feelings, behaviors, and even the brains of the first group, and the benefits were long-lasting. Months after the counseling sessions ended, members of the letter-writing group reported greater feelings of gratefulness than the other groupthey also showed more activity in sections of the brain that are associated with being able to anticipate the effect ones own actions have on others. These findings suggest it doesnt take a lot of focus on gratitude to make long-lasting changes in how your brain works, and to make it more likely youll mentally find your way to gratitude more easily in the future.

Gratitude Can Make You a Better Person

A 2006 study published in the journal Psychological Science also found that feeling gratitude makes it more likely that you will help someone else, and go to greater lengths to do so. And a 2011 University of Kentucky study found that gratitude also works to reduce negative behavior toward othersparticipants who reported higher feelings of gratitude in general were less likely to respond negatively when in the face of criticism and to feel more empathy to those who were giving the negative feedback.

Who Is Also More Resilient

And these benefits arent just applicable when things are going swimmingly: gratitude has also been shown to provide important benefits to people who are recovering from traumatic situations. A 2006 study found that veterans who were more likely to feel gratitude for daily occurrences also reported having more good days, motivation, and self-esteem whether or not they had PTSD.

Making Gratitude a Daily Habit

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Physicians Best To Have Practiced What They Preach Regarding Lifestyle Weighty Matters

A few days ago I put out a tweet that stated that physicians (and with more characters here I'll say other allied health professionals as well) shouldn't give lifestyle advice unless they've followed it themselves. Given it led to a varied discussion, thought I'd expand more here.

First, I'm talking primarily about diet and fitness advice which pertain to any diet/fitness responsive condition or simply on healthy living as its own aim.

Second, while I think it'd be terrific if all physicians continually walked their talks, this isn't a reasonable expectation. What is however reasonable, at least in my opinion, is that a physician providing lifestyle advice has spent at least some time following their own advice (barring of course any physical or medical limitations that might preclude same).

Living the whys, wherefores, real-life challenges, and logistics, of their own lifestyle advice provides physicians with insights and empathy that in turn will help in their understandings of their patients' struggles and barriers. That understanding is likely to improve the counselling and support those physicians provide.

Whether it's keeping a food diary, following a particular diet, cooking the majority of meals from fresh whole ingredients, exercising a particular amount each week or day, mindfully meditating, etc - spending a real amount of time doing so (my non-evidence based suggestion would be for a month at least) will make you a better clinician.

[And to be clear, as there were those online who wanted to extrapolate my statement into one that suggested physicians must themselves all live incredibly healthful lives and maintain certain weights - that's definitely not what I'm saying, nor of course does weight provide real insight into the health of a person's lifestyle (as plenty of people with obesity live healthy lives, and plenty of people without don't).]


20 Health Hacks Everyone Should Know

Whether its curing a throat tickle, resolving your headache in minutes or experiencing supersonic hearing, these 21 tricks are proven methods of fooling your body to achieve a desired result, whether thats relieving pain or just having fun. 1. Cure a Tickling Throat When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now,


Natural Cures for Receding Gums

Most people dont know they have gum recession because it occurs gradually. The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth sensitivity and you may notice a tooth looks longer than normal. Gum recession is where part of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, showing more of the tooth


Natural Remedies For Treating Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Most commonly it appears on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but it can show up on other parts of your body. Here are some natural remedies to ease symptoms and minimize flare-ups.


10 Signs You Have an Autoimmune Disease and How to Reverse It

Autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans, a large percentage of whom are women. In fact, I myself had an autoimmune diseases called Graves. Autoimmune diseases are considered a top 10 leading cause of death in women under the age of 65. They come in many different varieties, including rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, thyroid


Discover How To Manage Stress Without Meditation Body in Balance

  Discover How To Manage Stress Without Meditation   Stress can undermine your health and happiness. It can cause a lot of problems, including depression, anxiety, weight gain, sleep disorders, and adrenal fatigue. Some people use meditation to combat stress. The science of meditation, however, is still young. People do not know exactly why, how, []

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How to Reduce Your Heart Scan Score Dr. William Davis

Millions of people have undergone CT heart scans that provide a heart scan or coronary calcium score. Unfortunately, people are then advised by doctors to take a statin drug, aspirin, a beta blocker or other combination of drugs that do NOT stop the 25-30% year-over-year rise in score. This eventually leads to heart attack or needing heart procedures like bypass surgery, angioplasty, or stent implantation, even death.

Doctors say that there is nothing you can do to stop this rise in heart scan score. What they are really saying is that there are no DRUGS or PROCEDURES that they can provide beyond the useless ones they prescribed. They did NOT tell you that there are a number of crucial non-drug and non-procedural ways to reduce your heart scan score and reduce, even eliminate, risk.

That is one of the many things we do in the Undoctored approach.

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We are entering a new age in which the individual has astounding power over healthbut dont count on the doctor or healthcare system to tell you this.

We draw from the health information of the world, collaborate, share experiences, collect data, and show how to apply new health tools to achieve levels of health that you may have thought unattainable. We do all this at a time when conventional healthcare costs have become crippling.

The result: personal health that is SUPERIOR to that obtained through conventional means.

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Lets talk about how to reduce your heart scan score. First of all, is that even possible? Yes, it is very possible. Ive done it many times. Ive helped people reduce their heart scan scores, for instance, from a high score of like 900 down to 300 or 400. Its not that difficult.

The conventional answer is that you cannot do that, and the reason why a lot of my colleagues say that, is because what theyre saying is:
theres no drug that does that;
theres no procedure that does that.
What they dont recognize is that there are non-drug, non-procedural tools that you can draw from, that you can get on your own, and reduce your heart scan score, in the majority of people.

What is a heart scan score? Thats a coronary calcium score. Its a scan of your heart obtained by a very rapid...


How To Attract Positive Friendships And Shed Toxic Ones

As we age, theyre the spice that keeps us vibrant and challenged. Theyre also good medicine. When your body sags, longtime buddies lift you up. When youre sick and bedridden, they brighten your outlook. When death comes knocking, they slam the door on evil thoughts. But how do we keep positive friendships in our lives


Taking Painkillers Like Aspirin and Ibuprofen Triples Your Risk of Kidney Cancer

Recent research has linked pain killers like aspirin, acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to hearing loss. New findings suggests people on such drugs are also tripling their risk of kidney cancer, say scientists. A study of over 125,000 participants found those who regularly took over the counter anti-inflammatories were 51 per cent more likely


Uncensored Film Highlights Further Evidence That HIV Does Not Cause AIDS

International communities of scientists have been questioning the origin of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) for decades. Not only have they questioned the origin, but the shocking reality that HIV may not even be the cause of AIDS at all. Winner of a best documentary feature, House of Numbers rocks the foundation upon which all conventional wisdom regarding


A Natural Pain Killer More Effective Than Morphine

Millions live with chronic pain, while millions more suffer bouts with acute pain due to injuries or surgery. Opium-based painkillers, such as morphine and oxycodone have been around for decades. These are the same painkillers used for decades. When it comes to painkillers, weve learned very little about what they actually do to the body.


Frankincense: A Wise Mans Treatment for Arthritis

The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy frankincense, according to Cardiff University scientists. Cardiff scientists have been examining the potential benefits of frankincense to help relieve and alleviate the symptoms of the condition. The search for new ways of relieving the symptoms of inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis


Eat Your Way To More Muscle and Less Fat

Whether youre just trying to make yourself healthier overall or focusing on a specific goal, like body building or endurance training, the goals of building muscle and burning fat seem to go hand in hand. However, the lions share of advice you find out there for burning fat while you build muscle concusses on specific


Impacts of Weather Change on Your Health and Tips to Deal with Them

You must have either heard it or said it yourself, Theres a storm brewing, I can feel it in my bones. If this holds true, then certainly there are some impacts brought to our health due to weather changes. Many individuals are reported to feel an increase in pain when there are uncertain weather changes.


Boulders Alfalfas Market Sold Whole Foods Magazine

The founders of Boulders Alfalfas Market have sold the natural grocer to two Denver-based investors who plan to revamp the Boulder location and expand in other parts of the state, reports the Daily Camera.

Mark Retzloff and Barney Feinblum sold their majority shares in the company to Mark Homlish, vice president of property management firm Lincoln Property Company, and William Tripp Wall, vice president of wealth management company Alliance Bernstein, the Camera reports. Price was not disclosed.

Alfafas was founded as the Pearl Street Market in 1979. In 1996, Wild Oats acquired what had become an 11-location operation. It was divested when Whole Foods bought Wild Oats in 2007. The owners restarted Alfafs in 2011 and opened a second Boulder store in 2014. Feinblum plans to retire and Retzloff plans to focus on other ventures, a spokesperson said.

We are pleased with the transition to a new majority shareholder and believe this local, Denver-based investment group is the right investor to help Alfalfas move forward, said Feinblum via an emailed statement to Daily Camera. As other natural and organic food retail chains get gobbled up by larger companies, Alfalfas will continue to serve the needs of our local Colorado communities, and support local farmers and food artisans.

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Gluten Free Argentine Choripan COMFORT BITES BLOG

A gluten free take on a snack from Argentina - Choripan. A juicy sausage in a gluten free ciabatta style roll and a good spoonful of chimichurri salsa.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on the link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) that goes back into helping me keep the blog running.  One of the things I miss most about Argentina is the food. The people were amazing, but my gosh THE FOOD.  I remember eating grilled meats in a restaurant with fries, salad and red wine. I remember eating pizza nearly every day, and getting an ice cream that was the size of my head (this was before I...

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Butterball Releases Organic Turkey for Thanksgiving Whole Foods Magazine

According to an article in USA Today, Butterball will be releasing organic turkeys and ground turkey in time for Thanksgiving this year. While one can get organic turkey from another producer, the fact that Butterball, one of the largest turkey product companies in the country, is throwing their hat in the ring is a significant moment for organic products. Sales of organic product has been huge in recent years and according to the Organic Trade Association, sales hit $43 billion last year.

Besides the growth in organic sales, Butterball got their first taste of success in pushing more natural products last year when it first began providing antibiotic-free turkeys, which now account for 10% of the companys sales by volume. Of course, transitioning into organic is challenging because its both expensive and time consuming. This is particularly true for a company that operates on such a huge scale.

Were not particularly promoting the items, said Jay Jandrain, chief operating officer of the company, in the article. We want to (avoid) a situation where were overselling what we produce.

We hope enough people go for the organic turkey so that Butterball is encouraged to make organic turkey a more important part of their repertoire.


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Thanksgiving Main Course Recipes Closet Cooking

Thanksgiving Main Course Recipes

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching I thought that it was about time that I dusted off and updated the roundups of all of my favourite Thanksgiving dishes starting with the main course. I have to say that a simple roast turkey is my favourite main course and I am always looking forward to it! Although you could get all fancy with your roast turkey, you really don't have to as a long as you roast it properly, that turkey is going to shine all by itself. Since I generally serve Thanksgiving diner to a small group of people I often opt to just go with a large turkey breast which is much easier to roast but you do miss out on all of the dark meat and the bone that you can make turkey stock from. If turkey is just not your thing or if you are just bored with it or if you are serving to a large group of people and want a second roast, you cannot go wrong serving a ham, a roast beef or even a roast lamb. Without further ado, on to the recipes:

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Creamy Brie Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Soup Closet Cooking

Creamy Brie Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Soup
Sweet potato casserole is a classic Thanksgiving side dish and one day I was dreaming about soups for the holidays the two ideas crossed paths this creamy brie sweet potato pecan pie soup was born! This soup has a savoury base that starts with onions and garlic moving on to chicken broth after which we start with some sweet aspects with some apple cider. The sweet potatoes are simmered in the broth until tender, brie is added for creaminess along with some more savoury undertones, and once the cheese has melted everything is pureed until silky smooth. Things are finished off with some more sweet in the form of maple syrup and a hint of vanilla! This soup is amazing just like this but I like to top my sweet potato pie with a crunch pecan topping and so I top this soup off with a crispy rolled oat and pecan crumble! Yum! This creamy brie sweet potato pecan pie soup is such a fabulous starter fro your Holiday meal and it also makes for a great meal served all by itself!

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#MorningMonarchy: November 15, 2017 #FoodWorldOrder Media Monarchy

Digital pills, toxic swill and the ionized atmosphere + this day in history w/the Milli Vanilli scandal and our song of the day by Saintseneca on your Morning Monarchy for November 15, 2017.


FTC Deceptive Advertising Complaint Settled Whole Foods Magazine

Washington, D.C. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says a network of online marketers and the three people behind it have agreed to settle charges they sold more than 40 weight-loss, muscle-building, and wrinkle-reduction products to consumers using unsubstantiated health claims, fake magazine and news sites, bogus celebrity endorsements and phony consumer testimonials.

The FTC also alleges the defendants used deceptive offers of free and risk-free trials, and automatically enrolled consumers without their consent in negative option auto-ship programs with additional monthly charges.

The court order settling the charges imposes a judgment of $179, which is the amount FTC alleges consumers nationwide paid the defendants over a period of more than five years. The settlement of about $6.4 million will suspend the judgment, and bans the defendants from using deceptive marketing and billing tactics.

The FTCs complaint names Richard Fowler, Ryan Fowler and Nathan Martinez and 19 companies they control, which operate as Tarr, Inc. It alleges Tarr, Inc. used fake media websites with domain names that appeared to be legitimate news or magazine sites, such as, and

These fake sites had mastheads for what appeared to be legitimate news and journal organizations, including Mens Health, Good Housekeeping, and Everyday with Dr. Oz. The sites featured reporters and celebrities, like Paula Deen, Dr. Oz, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Statham, who supposedly used the products themselves and experienced dramatic results. The FTC alleges that these celebrities never endorsed the defendants products.

Among the false claims were an advertisement for one of the biggest sellers, the Miracle Garcinia Cambogia weight-loss product, which claimed: I lost 23 lbs in 5 Weeks, No Special Diet, No Intense Exercise. The FTC said the ads also falsely stated the products dramatic

The Commission vote approving the complaint and proposed stipulated final order was 2-0. The order was signed by Judge Larry A. Burns of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. A complete list of defendants can be found in the documents on the case docket page.

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