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In herbal medicine, the benefits of cinnamon to health are numerous and impressive. I’ve written before about how I use a teaspoon of freshly grated varieties in my morning smoothie. The season determines whether I use Saigon (a type of Cassia) or Ceylon cinnamon. Cassia, for example, is one of the best herbs for seasonal allergies, …

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When I first heard of the Bone Broth Diet, numerous questions immediately came to mind. Is it a GAPS Diet knock-off designed to mend leaky gut? Is it a mirror image of a raw milk cleanse, just using a bone broth fast instead of dairy? Does the Bone Broth Diet detoxify the body or help you lose …

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Most people today, health buffs or not, are deficient in gamma linolenic acid, a critical omega-6 fat that is frequently overlooked particularly by those seeking to lose weight and reduce inflammation. While other healthy lipids such as weight loss boosting coconut oil and muscle building conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) get all the headlines and attention, gamma …

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The alternative health community has really gotten turned on to coconut oil in recent years. Back in 2011, I wrote about the trend on how to use coconut oil for weight loss. The protocol included how much to take daily based on body weight to achieve desired health results. At that time, coconut oil capsules …

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We praise those who have enough motivation and willpower to stick to their scheduled spin classes, long runs and cardio sessions every week, but does having this much discipline result in desired weight loss? While exercise in general can bring incredible benefits to us, including improved cardiovascular health and building muscle that can increase metabolic …

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Yacon is a species of perennial daisy native to South America. It is a close relative of the sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke and has been cultivated and consumed traditionally from Colombia to northern Argentina since pre-Incan times. Succulent, tuberlous yacon roots, not to be confused with the turnip-like legume jicama in Ecuador, have been used as …

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People new to the concept of Traditional Diet are usually shocked to see how much fat is consumed on a daily basis. Mind you, this discussion does not include factory fats like transfats, interesterified fats, or rancid and usually genetically modified vegetable oils like corn, canola, and soy. These types of fats are cheap, industrially …