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5 Ways Bone Broth Boosts Your Immune System and Fights Cancer

There has been a lot of hub-bub about the benefits of bone broth in health circles lately. It is wise (and sane) not to immediately get on the bandwagon of every latest health fad. In the case of bone broth’s effect on the immune system, however, it is definitely worth a look. You may know that bone broth consumption has actually been around for thousands of years, but you might not know how bone broth can help specifically with cancer prevention and healing.

Barefoot is Better! Modern Day Shoes Unhealthy

by Paul Fassa Health Impact News

What if you discovered that walking barefoot not only saves your children’s feet from poor foot formation as they grow, but also helps improve overall health for them and you as an adult? There have been several studies supporting both areas of concern.

It’s gotta be the shoes, right? That was a line in a circa 1989 humorous Nike commercial where avid basketball fan and film director Spike Lee was confronting Michael Jordan on where he got his vaunted basketball abilities.

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Drinking Coffee Can Help You Live Longer and Fight Disease

Coffee gives you much more than just a morning energy boost, say recent studies which point to health benefits that cover you from head to toe. They also show that the more coffee you drink throughout the day, the more health benefits your caffeine fix provides. Here's a rundown of the latest reasons for you to sit, relax, and enjoy another cup of java.

Is Coconut Oil Healthy? (The American Heart Association Doesn’t Think So)

Is coconut oil healthy - Dr. Axe

Is coconut oil healthy? You may feel more confused than ever on the subject, thanks to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) June 2017 report on saturated fats.

Nuts May Help Improve Endothelial Function

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) unfortunately remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Several studies have observed that consumption of nuts is associated with a reduced risk of CVD due to their bioactive compounds content, which have multiple potential benefits for CVD prevention.

Endothelial dysfunction is considered a precursor for atherosclerosis and an independent predictor of CVD[2]. The endothelium, a monolayer of cells in arterial vessels, contributes to maintaining normal vascular tone and blood fluidity.

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5 Things To Know About Goitrogenic Foods

It’s been awhile since I’ve written an article on goitrogens, and so I figured I’d put together a blog post discussing 5 different things you should know with regards to goitrogenic foods. For those reading this who are unfamiliar with goitrogenic foods, there are certain foods that can potentially suppress the function of the thyroid gland, and it accomplishes this by interfering with the uptake of iodine. This in turn can result in the formation of a goiter, which is an enlargement of the thyroid gland.

Baking Soda May Reduce Premature Death Risk

Today’s blog is republished from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily, a leading publisher of daily alternative health tips that I personally read every day…

By Stephen Seifert, TheAlternativeDaily.com

Research published this month in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that having balanced baking soda, or bicarbonate, levels in your body could reduce your chances of an early death.

Should Dark Chocolate Be Eaten By Those With Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s?

The chocolate industry is massive globally, with countries such as Switzerland and the United States eating large amounts of the sweet stuff. The largest consumption is in the former, with the average Swiss enjoying about 9.1kg of this food annually. The rest of the world may not be as much into chocolate, but it is evident that many people like having a bite occasionally.

Eating Walnuts May Help Keep Gut Happy: Study

Eating walnuts may keep your digestive system happy. Researchers found that walnuts act as a prebiotic in the gut, increasing levels of good probiotic bacteria and as well as its diversity.

"Gut health is an emerging research area, but we are seeing that greater bacterial diversity may be associated with better health outcomes, whereas low diversity has been linked to conditions such as obesity and inflammatory bowel disease," said lead researcher Lauri Byerley, Ph.D. of Louisiana State University.

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APPLE PECTIN

Apple pectin may be just one more reason why the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” has endured. What exactly is pectin? It's a complex carbohydrate, a soluble fiber found in the walls of plant cells. The actual amount of pectin found in the cells varies by each plant. Overall, pectin content is typically higher in legumes and certain fruits. For instance, apple, grapefruit, orange and apricot are known to have high levels of pectin. There are many health benefits associated with pectin including:

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