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Maintaining A Healthy Immune System

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Maintaining A Healthy Immune System

The Great Defender: that’s our immune system, uniquely designed to keep us healthy and defend against illness and infection. Made up of organs, including the skin, lungs, and gut, as well as specialized cells, the immune system’s job is to remain on alert for disease-causing invaders and to protect our body against them.

Our immune system’s first responders are white blood cells (WBC) that are alerted to the presence ...

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Coconut Oil

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Coconut Oil

This is a blog post from  July 10, 2017 by Dr Frank Lipman, republished with permission.

IS COCONUT OIL REALLY THE ENEMY?

Coconut oil – it’s a naturally healthy wonder that’s accessible, affordable and versatile. At Be Well, coconut oil is one of our pantry ‘must-haves.’ We love cooking with it, adding it to smoothies and including plenty of it in our paleo meal plans. It adds wonderful flavor to our meals. It’s also a ‘good fat’ that’s rich in ...

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ADHD

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ADHD

The ADHD – Diet Connection

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): two generations ago ADHD was defined as an abnormal defect of moral control in otherwise high functioning children.  Today we know better. And we know more.  Lots more.

What is ADHD?

Today, ADHD is viewed as a multifaceted condition triggered by varying behavioral, biological and environmental factors, including certain foods and food additives. The hallmarks of ADHD are an inability to focus and/or impulsivity that is not developmentally typical for a child’s age. Symptoms ...

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Craving Sugar?

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Craving Sugar?

Sugar is a carbohydrate, one of the major nutrient groups, but it doesn’t provide vitamins, minerals, or even fiber to our diet. Still, it’s added to an array of foods, including ketchup, fruited yogurt, cereal, canned soup, certain brands of lunch meat, salad dressing, condiments, bread, and so much more. While we require some sugar (glucose) in order to function properly, all of this added sugar is harmful to our system and often leads to an even stronger sense of craving ...

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Acid Reflux Natural Approaches

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Acid Reflux Natural Approaches

Healing Acid Reflux Naturally

Acid reflux is triggered when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus. Acid reflux (commonly called heartburn) is a painful and aggravating condition that affects about 60% of the adult population in a given year. A more persistent and serious condition, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) afflicts as many as seven million Americans.

acid refluxA variety of symptoms accompany reflux – not everyone has them all. People with GERD typically experience symptoms from intense ...

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Breast Health Tips

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Breast Health Tips

Boost Breast Health with these Lifestyle Tips

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and, each year, about 40,000 women die from the disease. From puberty through the elder years, it’s imperative for a woman to take care of her breasts, from the inside out, both physically and emotionally.
The “bust musts” for breast health go beyond screenings and routine self-exams. Until recently, the prevalent thinking was that screenings are the best way to detect and treat cancer ...

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