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“Over weeks and months ...you will get addicted to the awesome taste of healthy food...and start wondering why you never did it earlier!”

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“Over weeks and months ...you will get addicted to the awesome taste of healthy food...and start wondering why you never did it earlier!” ― The Fitness Doc

DO YOU KNOW? The Largest internal organ is the small intestine.

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DO YOU KNOW? The Largest internal organ is the small intestine.
It's about 19ft (6m) long. That's about the height of a giraffe!

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” ~Mike Adams

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Ditch the antibacterial cleaners!

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The main compounds in antibiotic wipes, creams and soaps -- triclosan and triclocarban -- have been added to chopping boards, refrigerators, plastic lunchboxes, and mattresses in an attempt to halt the spread of microbes.

But studies show that these antibiotic chemicals are no more likely than regular soap to prevent gastrointestinal or respiratory illness. In fact, for chronically sick patients, antibiotic soaps were actually associated with increases in the frequencies of fevers, runny noses and coughs.


According to Scientific American:

"What we do know is that the influence of these wipes and salves does not end with our hands, but instead spreads from them down our drains and out into society.

What happens when antibiotic soaps and suds go down drains? To find out, a group of scientists recently made artificial drains clogged with bacteria ... and then subjected them to low and high doses of triclosan ... Triclosan kills 'weak' bacteria but favors the tolerant, among them…

Why are NSAIDs hard on the stomach?

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Why are NSAIDs hard on the stomach?

The drugs cause ulcers by interfering with the stomach's ability to protect itself from stomach acids, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. "Normally the stomach has three defenses against digestive juices: mucus that coats the stomach lining and shields it from stomach acid, the chemical bicarbonate that neutralizes stomach acid, and blood circulation to the stomach lining that aids in cell renewal and repair," the clearinghouse explains. "NSAIDs hinder all of these protective mechanisms, and with the stomach's defenses down, digestive juices can damage the sensitive stomach lining and cause ulcers."

How do NSAIDS undermine the stomach's defenses? All block an enzyme called cyclooxygenase 1, or COX-1. This enzyme helps prevent ulcers by enhancing blood flow to the stomach and increasing the production of protective mucous. If there's a shortage of COX-1, your stomach may not devel…

Food for your Gut : Radish

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Among its many beneficial components such as folic acid, iron, potassium, calcium and Vitamin C, radishes have been known to specifically aid our digestive system. If you are experiencing an inadequate loss of appetite or improper digestion, seek out the natural alternative and prefer the radish treatment. It is very rich in dietary fiber that can combat numerous sickness and diseases our stomach is vulnerable in.
Radishes contain compounds called arabiongalactans, which goodbacteria in the intestinal tract thrive on. Radishes are a natural cleansing agent for the digestive system, helping to break down and eliminate stagnant food and toxins built up over time.
Radishes also contain amylase, the enzyme the body uses to digest carbohydrates. The Japanese often add radishes to carbohydrate-concentrated meals to aid digestion. In 2009, Shizuoka University in Japan evaluated radishes for their amylase activity and found they were useful for carbohydrate digestion.