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Research Shows Compound in Turmeric May Boost Brain Stem Cells

Most people are concerned about the health of their brain these days. And, for good reason: brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are rapidly rising. According to some estimates, 35.8% of people 85 or older have some form of moderate to severe memory impairment. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect your brain and memory, from exercising and mental exercises, to healthy diet rich in brain foods like blueberries, walnuts, pomegranates, and more.

But, there is another way to boost your brain health—by increasing your brain's stem cells--those cells that can create more stem cells or become many other types of cells in the body. Research shows that a co…

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Are You Suffering from an Oxygen Deficiency?

Did you know that 90 percent of our nutritional energy comes from oxygen and only 10 percent is derived from the food we ingest? Oxygen is fundamental. Colorless, tasteless and odorless, oxygen is the supreme element—a primary nutrient without which life would not exist. We can live without food for weeks and without water for between three to seven days. We can only live for between three and six minutes without oxygen before we begin to suffer brain damage, and ultimately death. Oxygen is critical to life.

The body literally starves without oxygen. Each of the body’s estimated 50 to 100 trillion cells requires oxygen for each and every one of its metabolic processes. You need oxygen t…

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There is Always Hope

Writing a message of hope and healing

“I’m sorry. There is no hope,” the doctor ended his words with an emphatic sigh. I was only nineteen when I heard the four words that, looking back, have shaped my entire life afterward. The words reverberated in what felt like my hollow being. In that moment, my life force deserted my body. Shocked at first, then sunken into a depressive abyss, and then finally motivated by a profound desire to disprove him, I began my quest to restore my faltering health and overcome medical injury.

I had spent the previous year alternating between classes at Carleton University’s Journalism School and asleep, barely able to move from my bed. The conflict between the two had been increasingly …

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Give the Gift of Health—Dr. Cook's Holiday Gift Guide

Make this holiday season a healthy one with gifts that will inspire joy and health for everyone on your list. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas:

Elate Cosmetics for Looking as Great as You Feel 

Elate Cosmetics for Natural and Enviro-Friendly Beauty

After searching and experimenting for many years with a huge variety of so-called “natural” cosmetics, I finally discovered Elate Cosmetics and immediately fell in love. And, having sensitive skin and a strong reaction to most toxic chemicals and hidden fragrances, I am a good person to test the products. Elate’s products are the only ones I’ve found to be pure enough to wear or recommend.

The company is committed to using cruelty-free ingredients, ethical marketing, and s…

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The Holiday Cookie Ingredient that Prevents Weight Gain

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to enjoy holiday parties, give gifts, and share celebratory meals with loved ones. The flip side is that it is also a time of seemingly endless rich foods and overeating. From egg nog to turkey dinners, holiday cookies and pastries, let’s face it: most of us eat too much and load up on the calories this time of year.

Fortunately, one of the season’s cookie ingredients offers some protection against the bad eating habits of the holidays: ginger.

New research published in the medical journal Nutrition Research and Practice found that  ginger's naturally-occurring polyphenols and antioxidant compounds protect the body against some of the damaging eff…

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7 Little-Known Health Benefits of Avocadoes

 

Who doesn’t love guacamole or avocado toast? Not only are avocadoes delicious with just about everything, they offer a wide variety of health benefits. While most people are already aware that avocadoes help boost skin health thanks to their healthy fat content, here are some of my favorite lesser-known health benefits of avocadoes:

Leukemia Treatment: An exciting study published in the medical journal Cancer Research found that a compound found in avocadoes, known as avocation-b, induces the death of leukemia cells. While the research is still in its early stages, since there are so many health benefits of avocadoes it is worth adding more to your diet if you’re suffering with th…

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New E-BOOK: FOOD FIX: The Most Powerful Healing Foods and How to Use Them to Overcome Disease

Food Fix: The Most Powerful Healing Foods and How to Use Them to Overcome DiseaseWhenever someone tells me that they looked up their health problem on the internet, I cringe. That’s because I know from experience that the internet is full of more junk and ridiculous claims than actual fact. Instead, I prefer to showcase the research to dispel the myths from facts. The reality is that most plant-based foods are even more powerful than the claims made about them.

You wouldn’t trust your plumber to build the bridge in your community so don’t trust people with absolutely no background in nutrition to advise you on healthy eating. Sadly, that includes most medical doctors, the bulk of whom have absolutely no training in nutrition. Those who do usually have taken only a s…

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Cow's, Almond, Coconut, Hemp, Oat, or Soy Milk--Which One is Healthiest?

 

More and more people are turning their backs on cow’s milk, and for good reason: it isn’t a sustainable product for the environment, it takes a whopping 1950 gallons of water to create one gallon of milk, it has been linked to many health problems including prostate cancer, and the poor treatment of animals on some ranches, to name a few. Presented with an ever-growing range of plant-based milk alternatives to cow’s milk, including: almond, coconut, hemp, oat, rice, or soy milk, which one is nutritionally superior? I hit the nutrition data to find out. Here’s what I found, but first let’s take a look at cow’s milk for comparison’s sake:

Cow’s Milk

One cup of cow’s…

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10 Reasons to Start Using Copaiba Essential Oil

 

The vast jungles of the Amazon rainforest house some of the greatest diversity on the planet including: the 3000 species of fish, 1300 species of birds, 430 species of amphibians, 380 species of reptiles, and the astonishing 40,000 species of plants. Because of the incredibly abundant life it is no wonder that some of the best plant-based remedies originate in this mysterious part of the world. Among the canopy of the forest, the copaiba (pronounced co-pie-EE-ba) tree, is one of the most exciting plants to rear its towering head, growing to around 100 feet tall.

Used for generations by the indigenous tribes, it has only recently caught the attention of western medical scientists; ho…

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13 Reasons to Start Drinking Cherry Juice Today

Tart cherry juice tastes delicious enough to drink it purely for enjoyment’s sake, but there are so many health benefits that you’ll want to drink it more often. Here are some of the reasons to start drinking cherry juice.

Antioxidant Powerhouse: According to the University of Michigan, one cup of freeze-dried tart cherries has an ORAC value greater than 10,000, making it extremely high on the list of antioxidant-rich foods. The researchers found that tart cherries have a wide diversity and a unique combination of phytochemicals that boost their antioxidant function.

Arthritis Alleviator: In an analysis of studies on cherries, researchers found that 5 out of 5 studies of the fruit …

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