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Food and Nutrients for Asthma

foods for Asthma

In our last post we talked about general lifestyle factors that can impact asthma. Another element of long-term asthma treatment is to include anti-inflammatory herbs and foods in the diet, since asthma involves inflammation of the bronchi and an inappropriate inflammatory reaction by the body to certain substances

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Grains in a Healthy Diet

healthy grains

During the past century, people began to eat large amounts of refined grains, such as white bread instead of whole wheat bread, and enormous amounts of white sugar. Average whole grain consumption in the United States is only one serving per day, in spite of dietary guidelines that recommend eating several. Almost all grain products devoured in the United States are refined.

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Children and Sugar

children and sugar

Sugar in children’s diets is of major concern to natural health practitioners. They agree widely that sugar, with its “empty calories”, mood altering effect, and immune suppressing action, can be damaging to children.

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Milk, the Child’s Perfect Food - Or is it?

children and milk

We’ve all seen the TV commercials - milk is such a perfect food that none of us could ever live without it. You might be surprised, though, to hear the controversy surrounding this maybe not-so-perfect food.

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Food and Diet in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic foods

In Ayurveda, diet is the first and most basic building block of good health, and can be an effective way to maintain health or treat disease, even when used alone. As the safest therapy, diet can be used by anyone as self-care.

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Berry Good for You

berries

America’s rediscovering the health benefits of fruit. A fruit cocktail of recent studies suggests that fruits, especially berries, may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and age-related brain declines.

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