Posts by Amy Goodrich


  Blueberry Health Benefits That You Should Know About   Often touted as a superfood, do blueberries really deserve all the fame or are we trapped in a blueberry hype? Blueberries are tasty fruits that are readily available in the grocery stores and the local produce markets. They are usually used in refreshments and desserts especially during the summer months. In addition to being sweet and tasty, blueberries are full of...

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  Ginger and Medical Condition: People Who Should Not Take Ginger   While ginger can be one of the healthiest foods on our planet, it’s not for everyone. According to several studies, certain individuals should NOT eat ginger since it can be more harmful than helpful to their health. This includes consuming ginger in any form including ginger tea and ginger supplements. Are you one of those people? Also, read Health Benefits...

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  Can’t Poop? Here’s What You Need To Do   Today’s topic is a bit of a smelly one we don’t often talk about, but o so important to our overall health. When your bowels aren’t moving or your poop doesn’t look right, something is definitely going on. Your bowel movements are telling you an important tale of what’s going on inside your body. While your poop can be a bit off its normal behavior or look after you ate too...

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Risks and Benefits of Calcium Supplements   I often get asked about calcium supplements, hence today’s post. As I’ve said before, if you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet supplementation will not be needed. However, calcium is a vital nutrient, and when we are calcium deficient, high-quality calcium supplements may be the only way out. Health supplements are available from various sources. With the increased efforts to increase...

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  Grass-Fed Beef Eco-Friendly or Not   Much has been said about the movement towards organic foods. One prominent example is the movement towards the so-called “free-range meat”, wherein animals are raised in conditions close to their normal habitats. An offshoot of this approach is the proliferation of grass-fed beef. Compared to their feedlot-grown variants, this one has several nutrients and is free of harmful particles,...

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5 Ancient Medicine Treatments That Are Still In Use Today   Once upon a time your doctor may have drilled a hole in your head or prescribed you an elixir made out of human flesh or animal excrements as a cure-for-all remedy. In some way, you may say that we are better off today. The medical world is evolving rapidly – with new drugs, devices, and techniques hitting the market every day. Since the dawn of humanity, healers...

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  Why Some Do Well as Vegans While Others Fail   The vegan diet is far from being a one-size-fits-all kind of lifestyle. As it appears, not everyone who goes on the vegan lifestyle comes out victorious in the long run. Angelina Jolie once tried to go vegan, but it seems that the diet didn’t agree with her. How did it not work for her? A vegan diet is purely plant-based. This means no meat, dairy or eggs. Most are led to...

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  Healthy Eating Motivation: It’s All in the Mind   One of the best ways to develop a healthy eating motivation is to start by changing the way you think. You have to develop a positive outlook, allowing you to believe that you can achieve your goal to make better eating choices. One way to do this is to create positive affirmations. For example, you can tell yourself that you will eat more fruits and vegetables, instead of...

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  Toxins In Your House: Does your House Make you Sick? 5 Signs to Watch Out For   Your own house, which you sometimes consider as a safe haven, could be the one, which exposes you to various forms of illness. This happens when pesticides, toxins, molds, gasses and other harmful substances thrive in your home. Exposing yourself to them can trigger diseases. Here are some signs your house is making you sick, instead of giving...

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  Phytoestrogens Side Effects: Where Are These Fake Hormones Coming From?   Phytoestrogens are often called dietary estrogens because they’re not created by the human body. They can only be ingested or consumed. The molecular similarities of plant-derived estrogen and human estrogen allow them to mimic each other mildly, and sometimes they act as antagonists (meaning they work in opposite ways) too. Phytoestrogens have been...

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  Recommended Daily Fiber Intake: The Lowdown   Dietary fiber is an integral part of the human diet. It serves multiple functions, helping in keeping your gut clean while preventing the development of ailments, such as diabetes. Fiber is found in different forms, but understand that not all of them are equal. This article will talk about dietary fiber, the recommended daily fiber intake, and the sources where you can get...

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  Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Crucial Cancer Prevention Strategies   Cancer is all around us. The sad truth is that the disease has become so widespread that it is hard to find or speak to a person these days that doesn’t have a close relative or friend who is currently diagnosed with one of the most dreadful diseases of our modern time. Last month a beautiful soul, Emily, kindly informed me about the fact that November is...

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