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  • 3 Natural, Raw Food Strategies for Minimizing Seasonal Allergies!

    – by Doctor Ariel Policano

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    Ah…. the glories of spring!  The budding of the trees, the singing of the birds,  the blooming of flowers, and,  if you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, the toting around of a personal pharmacy stocked with pill bottles, nasal sprays, and tissue boxes.

    If you prefer natural health alternatives, or if the idea of  “pollen” and “pills” just doesn’t mix, today we have three recommended natural strategies from Doctor Ariel Policano for coping with your sniffling season allergies: Read more »

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    Three Immune Boosting Green Smoothie Recipes for Spring Sniffles and Flu Fighting

    by Carol Jensen

    Kite weather, spring showers, the return of song birds, early blooming bulbs, Easter bunnies and colored eggs: they all mean one thing…another cold!

    Even though many people typically associate viral illness with winter months, statistics show that the rate of infection from the common cold remains high in most countries of the northern hemisphere until April.

    Children average 6-8 colds per season and adults typically catch 2-4 colds. So although spring is just around the corner, now is not the time to be complacent about guarding the immune system.  If you’d rather stock up on fruits and greens rather than tissues and cough syrup, here’s what you need to know about using green smoothies to avoid your next spring cold.

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    The Health Benefits of Raw Fruits for Your Bones, Blood Pressure, and Breathing

    – by Mariana Ashley

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    Most are aware that fruits are good for you; after all, they are a healthier alternative to fatty, greasy foods.

    But aside from keeping your waistline trim, did you know that certain raw fruits can actually help you sustain a long healthy life by preventing certain illnesses and diseases such as cancer and the common cold? To learn the health benefits of particular raw fruits, continue reading below. Read more »

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    One Great Whole Body Detox Tip: Dry Skin Brushing

    – By Brenda Skidmore

    dry skin brushing detoxDid you know that your body’s largest organ, the skin, is responsible for about one fourth of the dailydetoxification needs that are required by your entire body?

    One of the easiest, and most inexpensive, ways you can help your skin do the job it was designed to do by nature, is in learning how to dry brush your skin.

    Dry skin brushing is a sort of spa like method that gives its participants numerous health benefits. It is good for people that have dry, flaky, and even normal or oily skin.

    The many positive effects of dry skin brushing are not widely known, yet its health enhancing protection of your internal health, and overall skin appearance, can make it a pleasant part of your daily, natural health care routine. Read more »

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    The Top 3 Benefits of Drinking Green Smoothies When Fighting Breast Cancer

    – by Ariel Policano, NMD     (Photo below courtesy of Edith Zimmerman)


    Tomorrow, March 8, 2011 is International Women’s Day, a day when we celebrate the lives of women. Unfortunately, for many women (about 1 in 9 in Canada), too many lives are touched or ended prematurely by breast cancer.

    Recently, we were asked if our green smoothie program would be helpful for someone who is facing breast cancer.

    Here’s what our health consultant, Doctor Ariel Policano, NMD had to say:


    When a person contemplates if something will work for breast cancer, you might want to approach it by asking the following question.  Will it improve the overall functioning of your body including:

    • your liver,
    • your immune system,
    • and your digestive health?

    If the answer is yes, it is likely to have a very positive effect on your chronic health condition.

    Here are the three ways that participating in  a Green Smoothie program like the 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox can improve the health of someone with breast cancer.

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