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The Ultimate Guide to Water Health: Cellular Hydration, Energy Metabolism, Detoxification & More

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Optimal water intake is without a doubt one of the most vital factors in good health. In essence, we need the proper amount of water in our bodies for every cellular function. Even mild dehydration leads to fatigue, brain fog, headaches and dizziness. However, the subject of water and hydration also happens to be one of the most confusing topics…

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Beauty From the Inside Out: 5 Beauty Foods For a Good Diet

Evеrуthing уоu eat bесоmеѕ a раrt оf уоur bоdу, so one of the bеѕt ways tо look out for your skin it is to nоuriѕh it frоm the inѕidе out. By еаting a bаlаnсеd diеt уоu can reduce thе арреаrаnсе оf wrinklеѕ, prevent acne, improve уоur skin tеxturе аnd соmрlеxiоn and have bеаutiful, glowing youthful ѕkin. Fееd уоur ѕkin these 5…

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4 Ayurvedic Herbs for Beautiful Skin

The cosmetic industry is full of “miracle” skincare products that promise to solve any and all skin problems. However, many of these products, despite their claims, can actually be quite counter-productive. Many even contain a variety of known toxic ingredients. Fortunately, nature has provided us with healthy, non-toxic alternatives to these harmful, synthetic products for centuries. Looking at the wisdom and…

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How Digestion Affects the Skin: Gut Health For Better Skin

In our previous post on inflammatory skin problems, we discussed a little bit about the gut-skin connection. Here, we will go deeper into the impact of digestion and how to improve your gut health for better skin. The gut-skin connection is one of the most established and well-recognized relationships in the body by practitioners of all types. Today, even many…

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The Skin and Beauty Benefits of Salt

Salt has a pretty bad rep. It has been deemed to cause hypertension, high blood pressure, and heart disease. However, in this post on the skin and beauty benefits of salt, we’re going to debunk that. Those claims do not tell the whole story and they fail to point out that there are key differences between refined, heavily processed salt…

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Andy Hnilo’s Pan-Seared Wild Sockeye Salmon Recipe

  Enter Andy Hnilo’s kitchen as he cooks up a functional, nutrient-dense seafood meal. The menu is made up of pan-seared wild sockeye salmon with steamed vegetables and a delicious, nutritious mash on the side. This makes for a great meal that is easy to make and tastes incredible, too. Here is the complete step-by-step video loaded with facts and great tips! …

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How Horsetail Benefits Your Skin

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Horsetail, also known as Shavegrass, Bottle Brush or by its scientific name Equisetum arvense, is a perennial plant that resembles a horse’s tail. It commonly grows in North America, Asia, and Europe. Horsetail contains important nutrients that support the health of the skin, including iron, manganese, silica and various antioxidants. Additionally, horsetail is known to possess antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory…

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Andy Hnilo’s Top-5 Health Tips

1) Invest in a shower filter Our tap water is loaded with heavy metals and chlorine. Showering daily and absorbing those toxins weakens our immune system, irritates our skin and damages our hair. Recommended: Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter System  2) Fluoride free toothpaste Fluoride is now a government recognized carcinogen, as it crosses our blood-brain barrier that disrupts…

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The Science and Beauty Benefits of Marine Collagen

Let’s get fishy with the fascinating science and beauty benefits of marine collagen. Marine fish collagen peptides are an emerging functional food, which supports the homology of human collagen production. Marine collagen peptides, obtained by enzymatic digestion of fish skin, have been shown to have many positive health benefits. They are safe, biocompatible, highly bioavailable, and make for a potent dietary…

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The Health & Beauty Benefits of Bone Broth

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Bone broths are a staple food in many traditional diets. As with most traditional foods, bone broth is very nourishing, healing, easy to digest, and most of all, delicious. Just as the name suggests, bone broth or stock is made from using the bones of various animals. This is a technique developed out of sustainable eating practices that involved utilizing…

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