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This Toothpaste Is Unsafe

I always recommend natural toothpaste, especially toothpaste without fluoride and without sodium lauryl sulfate. And now I’m going to step it up and recommend using toothpaste that doesn’t have certain antibacterial compounds. That might sound kind of crazy since you’d think you want to brush your teeth with antibacterial agents to kill bacteria. However, as recent research published by a team of researchers at the Department of Arts & Sciences at the Washington University in St. Louis has shown, one of the most popular antibacterial ingredients in most toothpastes actually leads to the growth of bacteria. That ingredient is called triclosan and I recommend if your toothpaste has that ingredient you get rid of it immediately, here’s why. Why Antibacterial...

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Black

Guess what’s black, useful in cooking, incredibly small, and isn’t involved in the preparation of Mexican cuisine (even though the name would make it seem like it is). Stumped? Black cumin seed. Black cumin seed comes from a plant known as the Nigella sativa plant, which is native to southwest Asia (commonly called black cumin). This seed is an ancient ingredient for food used in cultures across the middle and far east for a millenia. It’s often used as raw seed or pressed into an oil called black cumin seed oil. Black cumin seed is becoming increasingly popular in alternative health circles as the research on this seed expands. In fact, black cumin seed is fast becoming one of the...

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Supercharge Ketogenic Results With This Powerful Supplement

If you’d told me in 2015 that I’d be telling most of my patients to eat mostly fat, some protein and very little carbohydrates to improve their health I would have been skeptical. While I’ve been a proponent of high intake of high-quality fats for sometime, I’ve evolved in the past few years and I now endorse a ketogenic diet for the treatment of many common ailments and conditions. The ketogenic diet is a simple diet. Eat high amounts of fat (65-75% of your caloric intake should be from fat), little protein (20-30% of your diet should be protein) and few carbs (5-10% of your total calories can be carbs). I have a specific protocol called the Ketox Method where...

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Seriously Great Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip On Magnesium

  Magnesium is one of the top things I write about. Why? Because it’s essential… because it’s used in 300 different enzymatic processes throughout the body, and because most people (80% of Americans) simply don’t get enough of it in their diet. The deficiency isn’t necessarily anyone’s fault. Depleted food nutrient content is one of the top reasons for this problem. It used to be the case the food we ate had high-levels of magnesium. Now, the soil we grow our food in is lower in magnesium than it used to be, so the magnesium levels we need simply aren’t coming to us the way they should be. So now that I’ve said that, you’re probably still wondering how important...

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Why Everyone Over 45 Should Know about BDNF

BDNF. A 4-letter acronym for one of the most important genes in the human body. BDNF stands for brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Harvard psychiatrist John Ratey describes brain-derived neurotrophic factor as a compound that is like “miracle-grow for your brain”. And like a plant, if you want your brain to remain healthy and function at maximum capacity, then you’d be wise to do all you can to increase the release of BDNF inside your brain. BDNF is a series of chemical agents that help your brain operate at its highest capacity. The way it influences your brain’s power is by affecting a series of genes already present in your brain to promote the growth of new brain cells and to help...

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