The Western Diet as a Lethal Disease Vector

Emerging research indicates that the Western diet could rightly be considered a ‘Disease Vector’ on par with influenza and other infectious diseases. The CDC likes to track disease vectors like influenza and hepatitis, but the concept that immune status determines susceptibility, or the vital role that diet or environmental factors such as sunlight-mediated vitamin D …

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Why Not Eating Fat Won’t Make You Thin

Fat is the most energetic nutrient, and its function is to store energy. Our body needs it and, according to two studies published by The Lancet and Harvard University, fat contains properties beneficial to our diet. The first study consisted of testing more than 130,000 people across 18 countries on all continents, recording their diet …

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Coconut Oil: 80 Reasons to Add It to Your Stockpile

Coconut oil is a shelf stable product that really does it all. This pantry item can be used (nutritiously) in place of butter, shortening, and cooking oil, and then pressed into duty as a health and beauty aid. Coconut oil is loaded with healthy fats. Sometimes people who are seeking a healthier lifestyle make the mistake …

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Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics

Lyme disease is exceedingly difficult to treat, due to its well-known shape-shifting (pleomorphic) abilities, with conventional antibiotics often failing to produce a long-term cure. Could the commonly used natural plant Stevia provide a safer, and more effective means to combat this increasingly prevalent infection? A promising study has revealed that whole stevia leaf extract possesses …

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What Is Vitamin B12 and Why Is It Essential to Your Health?

Vitamin B-12 is an essential vitamin, which means the human body cannot make its own and must obtain it through food, supplementation, or, in some cases, prescription medication. Known primarily as the “energy vitamin,” this vitally important nutrient plays a role in numerous bodily functions and is a cofactor and catalyst “helper” compound in certain …

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Is Fructose as Addictive and Harmful as Alcohol?

Fructose, which literally means “fruit sugar,”* sounds so sweet and innocent. And indeed, when incorporated into the diet in moderate amounts in the form of fruit – always organic and raw, when possible – it’s about as pure and wholesome as as a nutrient can get. Not so for industrially processed fructose in isolate form, …

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