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Six Great Reasons to Drink Coconut Milk

These Reasons to Drink Coconut Milk Will Blow Your Mind…Maybe In the past year and a half, you’ve heard me harp on the dangers of drinking cow’s milk. Since I’m not a fan of dairy, I’ve featured incredible, natural alternatives like goat milk and almond milk in my writing. Plus, I’ve written about just how awesome coconut oil is for general health. So, it should go without saying that since I’m anti-dairy and pro-coconut, I should probably focus on one of the best dairy substitutes in the world made out of coconut: Coconut milk. Take a second to look over what’s so great about coconut milk, and then imagine just how many ways you could start to incorporate it into your diet....

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Use These Antiviral Herbs to Fight the Flu

Antiviral Herbs to Fight the Flu Are a Great Replacement for the Flu Shot That is, if you want to avoid the flu shot. As more information about flu shots makes its way into the news, people are beginning to understand that they’re not always the best first-line of defense against the flu. They certainly can be effective, especially for people with compromised or weakened immune systems, but don’t think the flu shot is the end-all be-all when it comes to combating this seasonal menace. Worse yet is how the CDC estimates that this year’s flu shot is only going to be effective 18% of the time. That’s a pretty poor standard of performance, don’t you think? I mean, if a plumber...

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Bet You Never Knew Basil Could Do This… 6 Health Benefits of Basil

The Health Benefits of Basil are Not to Be Taken Lightly… Even though people all over the world do. Basil’s one of the foods you’re used to having on pizza or in a pesto, but the truth about basil is it’s much more than just a tasty garnish. It’s actually a health food superstar. Then again, do I write much on foods that aren’t? Yes, basil is an amazing plant. And, since it grows both inside and outside with ease, tastes great, and is very potent, then there’s not really any reason to ignore it. Seriously, once you see just how good it is for your health then you might find yourself becoming a basilholic, which is obviously a word I just made up. Check...

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Pumpkin Seeds’ Crazy Health Benefits

Since I just wrote an article on the health benefits of pumpkins, I figured I should do the same for the powerful seeds found inside. Pumpkin seeds are a popular snack food. You’ll find them mixed in tons of the popular “protein bars” found at the grocery stores. And they’re inexpensive. But what is it about pumpkin seeds that makes them such a killer Fall food? Glad you asked. I’ll explain below. 4 Reasons To Stock Up on PumpkinSeeds When most people think about pumpkin seeds, they’re familiar with the whole seed just as it appears when you take them out of your pumpkin after carving it up to make a jack’o lantern. And it’s that combination (what’s known as the...

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4 Amazing Health Benefits of Peppermint Oil

If you’ve been reading or following Health As It Ought To Be for any amount of time, you know I’m a firm believer both plants and food are some of the greatest “medicines” in the world. Of course, I believe pharmaceuticals are of great benefit to us. I’d be crazy to say they weren’t. That’s especially true of conditions and diseases which are complicated and require specific treatment and care… But I also think the consistent use of plant-based treatments are definitely worth knowing. One of the most powerful plants/herbs in the world is peppermint. That’s one of the reasons you see it used so frequently in products like toothpaste, gum, shampoo and other health and beauty products. The truth is, peppermint (or mint) possesses incredible qualities which makes me confident in recommending it as a superior...

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