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Magnesium: Are You Low In This Miracle Mineral?

Dark Leafy Greens Magnesium, it's been called the ‘miracle mineral' and it's necessary for over 325 essential bodily functions, yet most people don't get a enough on a daily basis. To put it another way, if you don't have sufficient magnesium your body won't be able to carry out over 325 important tasks properly. David Wolfe has said that magnesium is the #1 mineral deficiency. According to a National Academy of Sciences report 80% of American men and 70% of American women don't get the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of magnesium from their diet and whatever supplements they take. Considering that the RDA is set at a level to prevent disease rather than support optimal health I think it's safe to say that most Americans are deficient in this important mineral. Read more »

Chronic Back Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of people experience back pain at some point in their lives. For individuals who suffer with chronic back pain (pain lasting longer than three months), sleeping well can be a challenge. When you suffer with chronic back pain, depression, pain and anxiety can make falling and staying asleep difficult. According to WebMD, when you are unable to get a good night’s sleep, you may experience even more pain. However, there are steps you can take to alleviate your pain and get a better night’s sleep. Read more »

I want to tell you about these cool glass tea infusers that are on special for an unbelievable price of $2.95 right now. I'm not sure how long they will be at this price, but you can get one here. The glass tea infuser is beautiful and very well made. It normally sells for $8.95 at iHerb because they have such low prices but the standard retail price is $14.95. With this special offer you get it for only $2.95 (one per customer), and it's well worth it! I only got one at first, because being glass, it's tricky to photograph and hard to tell the quality from the photo. But as soon as I took it out of the box I couldn't wait to order another. It's a clever way to brew and drink loose tea by the cup. The glass mug has a lid and a removable glass infuser which fits inside. It looks really nice and the […] Read more »

American Pit Bull Terrier Pup

Myths About Aggression In Dog Breeds The proverbial “don't judge a book by its cover” is difficult to apply to certain dog breeds because of statistics and news media coverage of certain types. There were 251 fatal dog attacks in the United States from 2005 to 2012, with 151 (60 percent) involving a pit bull terrier, according to statistics compiled by Dogbite.com. Another 32 (13 percent) involved Rottweilers. Keep in mind, dog bite statistics can be misleading because few are actually reported, compared to how many happen. The truth is that any dog can be aggressive, depending mostly on how they are raised and the situation they are put in. And despite the above mentioned incidents, the most aggressive dogs by nature are the ones you'd least expect. Read more »

Leg cramps are not usually a serious illness*, but they can be incredibly painful and debilitating until they subside. They may be caused by several things, so I've listed a few treatments to try. What works best for you will depend on the underlying cause, so you may have to experiment to find the most effective treatment and prevention strategy. Read more »

Your liver has a big job to do. It’s responsible for building proteins, producing hormones, producing biochemicals such as bile which are necessary for digestion, plays a major role in metabolism, and stores several important substances such as glucose and various vitamins and minerals. On top of all that, the liver also has an important role in detoxification. It breaks down insulin, hormones, and various other substances in the body. But it also has the job of filtering the blood and breaking down or converting any toxic substances, including medications and supplements, so that the body can safely eliminate them. Read more »

Tongue Scraper made from copper

The first time I ever engaged in tongue scraping pretty much sealed the deal, I knew there was no going back. I was going to do this every day for the rest of my life. Now, if you don't know what tongue scraping is, or why you might be even remotely interested in it, let me ask you something. Would you be willing eat something for breakfast every day that you knew was loaded with bacteria? And I'm not talking about the beneficial, gut-friendly bacteria that you find in healthy fermented foods like yogurt. I'm talking about the kind of bacteria that smells bad, and makes you sick. Read more »