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The Effects Antibiotics Have on Human Health

The indoctrination of indulging in a diet that consists of a high amount of animal foods (milk, chicken, eggs, etc.) has been emphasized heavily throughout American culture. However, what if I told you that these animal foods are doing more harm to your body than good? Animals that are brought to slaughterhouses are malnourished and …

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Gaining Weight on a Raw Vegan Diet

People transition to raw vegan diets for all sorts of medical conditions. It might be asthma or cancer, but it can also be as simple as being underweight. Even though one is parting ways with fattening dairy products and cholesterol-raising meats, it is still very doable to gain weight on a raw vegan diet. For …

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Thermography

A Breastcancer.org statistics list says that 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in her life. An expected number of 40,610 women are expected to die from it in 2017, and about 30% of all detected cancers in women will be breast cancer. It’s no wonder we see pink ribbons everywhere  and …

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Type 2 Diabetes and the Vegan Diet

Approximately 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common version of the diagnosis. In 2012, out of the 29.1 million who were reported to have diabetes, only 1.25 million of them had Type 1. For those affected by the disease, blood glucose is too high and the …

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What Does Exercise Do for You?

Exercise is crucial for daily health. It takes care of your health on all levels. It is best for your physical health, but also benefits your mental health and spiritual health. Exercise can control your weight, prevent diseases, improve your mood, boost your energy, help you get better sleep, and bring you joy by gaining …

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The Benefits of Raw Foods for College Students

Getting high quality raw food for college students can sometimes be difficult if not impossible. Living on campus, often without a kitchen to prepare food makes it even more difficult to consider a lifestyle high in fresh plant foods. It seems far easier to rely on a meal plan provided by the college, or on …

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Women and Raw Foods: The Benefits

In today’s society, being a successful active, busy, woman, yet maintaining optimal health is quite difficult.  As women, we are constantly trying to find the latest diet trend or fad that will help us lose weight quickly, yet really work.  Whether you are a young woman just entering your twenties, or experiencing later stages of …

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The Effect of Sitting on Your Health: The New Cigarette?

Everyone sits. It’s part of life. Be it in the car during the commute to work or at home to relax, sitting is an integral part of the human existence. However, most people are not aware that sitting can be extremely detrimental to one’s overall health. Humans evolved to be active. While we’ve developed over …

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Switch Out Your Chocolate for Carob

While chocolate is a go-to dessert for many, it has some clear downsides. Loaded with sugar and caffeine, many people find it beneficial to cut out chocolate from their diets. Giving up chocolate can be easier than you think by simply substituting it with carob. Carob is a dark, sweet pod that comes from the …

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Autoimmune Diseases and The Impact of Raw

Did you know that over 50 million of Americans are suffering from autoimmune diseases? That is 20% of America’s population and about one in every five people. Shockingly, about 75% of those people are women. These statistics are quite startling, but also a big indication that our population is in need of a way to …

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