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Top six foods to cleanse the liver naturally


Detoxes and cleanses have been touted by Hollywood actors and health and fitness professionals, often requiring expensive supplements that can be cost prohibitive and possibly questionable in effectiveness and safety. One of the target organs of many of such cleanses is the liver, which is where toxins in the system can accumulate (1). The liver […]

What is the Vortex – and how can it help you create your best life?


Do you notice that there are times in your life when everything seems to be going smoothly? In fact, it is like you are gliding, or in the flow – because things are going so well. You feel good, your thoughts are positive, you are eager and excited about life in general. Do you also […]

Life Need a Boost? Tell a Better Story


Are you in a slump right now, in need of a boost? There are many ways to accomplish this, but one mindset in particular is extraordinarily helpful. In order to get there, some questions are in order: If you were to sum up your life experience, explaining the who, why, where and so on of […]

Can eating crushed egg shells improve health?

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Plenty of foods exist that can boost overall health and even heal certain conditions. Cruciferous veggies are known to help fight cancers, spices like turmeric combat inflammation and some nuts play a role in improving memory. The list goes on. Then there are eggshells, known for their calcium content (one 1/2 teaspoon of crushed, powdered […]

How to balance the hormones that can help speed up weight loss


Eating healthy but not easily losing weight? Marjorie Nolan Cohn, National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says balancing two key hormones, ghrelin and leptin, is key. (1) In an interview with talk show host Katie Couric, Cohn explains that ” . . . hormones are the signalers in our body . . […]

Can animals detect cancer in humans?


Most pet owners and animal lovers feel a bond with their finned, feathered or four-legged friends. From celebrating their birthdays to buying them outfits, or just visiting zoos regularly and putting more suet in the bird feeder, people enjoy surrounding themselves with these wonderful creatures. However, having them in our lives may benefit us beyond […]

Beware of UV lights in nail salons


Manicure fanatics, take caution. A new study reinforces what’s frequently been mentioned in the past which is that there’s a link between getting manicures and developing skin cancer. Specifically, the focus is on nail dryers used in beauty salons, which use ultraviolet light to hasten the process. Hands are put under the dryer once nails […]

The side effects of chia seeds may surprise you


Could there be some shocking side effects of chia seeds that many of us aren’t aware of? We’re not saying that this superfood isn’t rich in omega-3 fatty acids and high in protein, because clearly, they are. But it just may be that there are some drawbacks to eating chia seeds, and since most of […]

The movie “Fed Up” will shed light on the food industry and health concerns


With images of cows lined up in stalls, close-ups of soda cans being popped open and experts like Katie Couric offering startling warnings like “By 2050, one out of every three Americans will have diabetes,” the trailer for the movie Fed Up promises to shed light on the ills of the food industry. It’s going […]

Linger in bed: sex makes you look younger!


From television commercials to magazine articles, it seems that society is on a mission to look as young as possible no matter how old they really are. At Raw and Natural Health, we’re advocates of making smart food choices like sipping on banana mango smoothies, since the right foods not only help overall health, but […]

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