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Food Pairings for Enhanced Nutrient Absorption

Vegetables, fruits, grains, fats, herbs, and spices can provide your body with nutrients that target different functions. Did you know that certain foods can help your body absorb certain nutrients better and at higher rates or percentages? Check these out: Non-Heme Iron-Rich Foods & Vitamin C Non-heme iron-rich foods, plant-based sources, when paired with vitamin

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Hydration with a Twist!

We all know that drinking plenty of water and fluids is beneficial for our health. It is recommended that women drink 11.5 cups of water and men drink 15,5 cups of water per day. But remember, 20% of those can usually come from foods. Although water is the easiest way to get your hydration on,

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What is Kombucha?

You’ve probably heard all the fuss around kombucha, but what is it? And is it beneficial for our health? Kombucha is a fermented drink usually made with black tea, yeast, sugar, and water. Although this fizzy drink has recently become popular, it has existed for thousands of years. It is estimated that this drink was

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What Are Your Nails Telling You?

Did you know that nails can tell you if there are any health concerns going on with your overall wellness? Our bodies can tell us so much about our nails, but it is important to learn when and how to pay attention to those pieces of information. Our nails can tell us about our liver,

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Foods To Add And Avoid To Boost Your Immune System

A number of foods have been found to benefit the immune system. One group of foods is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, leading to less wear and tear on all your bodily systems, including your immune system: anti-inflammatory foods, which are thought to prevent disease, and/or reduce the more severe symptoms in those

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New Link Found Between The Brain And Your Immune System

A new study has just revealed a startling hidden connection between the brain and the immune system. Researchers always assumed that there was no lymph system in the brain. Now they have discovered lymphatic pathways hidden deep inside the brain that can help explain how the brain works with the immune system, which in turn

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What Stress Does To Your Immune System

Stress is a normal part of modern daily life, but most people are not aware of the negative consequences of stress on their health—until it is too late. Some people are able to cope with stress better than others, while others take practical steps to reduce their stress each day to diminish its wear and

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