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What Are Oxalates?

What Are Oxalates?

What is oxalate? Oxalate is a naturally occurring molecule found in abundance in plants and humans. It’s not a required nutrient for people, and too much can lead to kidney stones. In plants, oxalate helps to get rid of extra calcium by binding with it. That is why so many high-oxalate foods are from plants. In humans, it may work as a “prebiotic,” feeding good bacteria in the gut. How does the body process it? When we eat foods with…

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You Say Turmeric, I Say Curcumin

You Say Turmeric, I Say Curcumin

Either way, we say healthy Who doesn’t love the flavours and aromas that turmeric imbues our lives with? But we can also thank this delicious spice for some powerful therapeutic properties. Find out what this yellow jewel can do for you. If you’ve eaten curry, you’ve likely consumed turmeric. Not only does this spice lend its flavour and yellow colour to delicious curry dishes; it’s also played an important role in ancient medical practices like Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine….

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This ONE Ingredient Can Reduce Pain and Inflammation

This ONE Ingredient Can Reduce Pain and Inflammation

Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. – WebMD “Research shows that ginger affects certain inflammatory processes at a cellular level.” A positive development in the world of medicine is the willingness of medical professionals to experiment with natural remedies. Despite technological advancements and cutting-edge pharmaceuticals, some of the most effective medicines can be found right in our local grocery store. The typical American diet disproportionally…

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Foods That Double as Medicine

Foods That Double as Medicine

By Ben Smart, Special to CNN    Thu July 23, 2015 (CNN)A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily. But a small, growing number of physicians are “prescribing” foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases. CNN spoke with medical nutrition experts to unearth the specific foods they recommend. And you don’t have to be a chef or nutritionist to take…

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