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Good Plants

In this article I’d like to take a second to talk about plant-based foods. In particular, I’d like to talk about a specific form of plant-based nutrient that come from plant-base known as “phytonutrients.” As many of my younger patients know, phytonutrient is the name of one of the marvel superheroes from the new Marvel Avengers movie.   Ok, that was a bad joke. Forgive me, I’m tired with a toddler who doesn’t sleep through the night.  Anyways, I’ve referenced phytonutrients plenty before, but I don’t think many people understand what they are.   That’s not really surprising. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything you’re supposed to know about good health. Especially when it comes to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.  You...

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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 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 out...

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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 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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Tigernuts?!

What, you’ve never heard of tigernuts before? Well you’re not alone, the majority of Americans have never heard of tigernuts, which is crazy considering they’ve been around for a long, long time and they’re incredibly popular in Africa. In fact, tigernuts were one of the first foods to be enjoyed by ancestral communities, long before the agricultural evolution was even on the horizon. Probably the coolest thing about tigernuts is how good they are for you, especially if you’ve got a long list of food allergies. I’m going to tell you why if you haven’t already started eating tigernuts you might want to consider getting a pack really soon. The Incredible Reasons to Start Eating Tigernuts Here’s the thing about tigernuts…the name is actually...

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5 Reasons to Start Using Essential Oils Today

Ok, first thing’s first. By no means am I going to assure you essential oils are a newly discovered “miracle cure’. Yes, I’m sure you’ve seen them becoming quite popular as of late. There’s a good reason for that, but they’re not a new miracle cure for a few reasons. 1. They’re not new. Essential oils have been used in cultures all around the world for thousands of years, so to call them new is quite misleading. 2. They’re not a miracle cure. Yes, they’re wonderful to help relieve tension, and they’re great for all kinds of maladies. But, anyone who tells you essential oils are the future of medicine has had too much Kool-Aid. That’s all there is to it....

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