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Radical Remedy: Food as Medicine

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You really are what you eat. The British Journal of Medicine states that a Mediterranean diet keeps people genetically younger, with their cells showing fewer signs of aging. The study was conducted on 5000 nurses over a decade. Specifically, scientists looked at structures called telomeres. These are protective caps at the end of chromosomes that protect our DNA from losing genetic information during cellular division. With each consecutive division, the telomeres shorten. When they reach a critical length, they signal cells to stop dividing, which essentially leads to aging.

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Radical Remedy: Transcendental Mediation

Stress is a silent killer. And there is no shortage of it in our fast paced, big-city lives. It burdens our mental health and releases the stress hormone cortisol – a hormone that contributes to cardiovascular disease, obesity, poor glucose control and diabetes.

Enter transcendental meditation. It not only reduces stress substantially, but it may also lead to deeper self-awareness and spiritual development. And it doesn’t have to be about religion — it’s about meditation’s proven effect on our health – not to mention the relaxed mind and body state it creates.

You don’t need special training to meditate. Just grab a pillow and sit down in a peaceful corner of your home, yard or office. Sit up straight and relax your body, ensuring that your shoulders and spine are aligned.

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Carcinogens Are In Almost Everything

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What Are Phthalates?

For decades we have been exposed to carcinogens called phthalates. They are incorporated into foods, personal care products (including cosmetics), pharmaceuticals (including prescription drugs and especially enteric-coated drugs), lubricants, detergents, building materials and the majority of household cleaning products. These compounds have been introduced into every niche of our environment by being the primary synthetic compound that is used in the plastic industry to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Being as prevalent as plastic is, the phthalates used in plastics have slowly leached into the environment. Phthalates are used to increase the transparency, durability, longevity and flexibility of all of the products mentioned above. Continue reading


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Radical Remedies: Amazing Garlic

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Stress, fast food, lack of exercise, over-eating, drinking alcohol and smoking to relieve the stress, sitting at home, in your car and at the office,  back to eating, and so forth. It’s a perpetual cycle that has lead to the obesity/diabetes/hypertension epidemic in our society. The consequences: heart attacks, strokes, insulin injections, kidney transplants, loss of vision, impotence… what a happy start to my blog entry!

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