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9 Natural Health Alternatives for Dogs

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In today's world, prescribed medication for dogs are just as common as humans. It seems that whatever injury or pain we may be experiencing a prescription is written, but they can take a toll on our livers and kidneys. While some may be necessary, for others there are alternatives that work just as well if not better. Below are 9 natural health alternatives for dogs that I've personally tested and approved. However, I must stress that is very important to check with your vet before giving anything to your furbaby. I may be a dog, but not all dogs are created equal. I would never want to put my fellow canines in harm's way and there's no guarantee it will work the same for you as it does for me. Health Alternatives for Dogs: Spice and Herbs TURMERIC Turmeric is a great and strong anti-inflammatory caused by injuries, arthritis, and...
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Planet Fashion: Dangerous Synthetics to Eco Fashion

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At one time, clothes were manufactured with more natural fibers, but due to the Great Depression and the limited supply of cloth, more affordable synthetic fabrics were created. Since then, the demand for synthetic fabrics grew, especially polyester, and advanced along with the current fast-paced lifestyle we all live. Wrinkle-free items and stain resistant fabric saves times on ironing and helps us avoid cleaning up those accidental spills. However, what most may not know is those convenient outfits may be getting you sick, are increasing the toxic load on the planet, and poisoning our waters, which moves right up the food chain from the harsh chemicals to create and treat them. As the world becomes more health and environmental conscious, the fashion industry is fighting back with a new creation of clothing in collaboration with mother nature called eco fashion. TOP SYNTHETIC FABRICS TO AVOID POLYESTER Polyester is the most...
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The Connection Between Your Health and Your Spine

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At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry Winsor conducted an experiment based on the idea that by adjusting the spine and nerve interference, which discovered the connection between your health and your spine. It was found it can relieve stomach troubles, ulcers, menstrual cramps, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, constipation, heart disease, lung and other diseases. In this experiment, he dissected both human and animal cadavers to see if there was any relationship between the vertebrae and nerves that went to the organs. He found nearly 100% correlation. The nerves connecting your internal organs to your spine must remain free of interference. When tension builds up in a region of the spine due to physical, chemical, or emotional stress, it can cause the spine to shift out of alignment. The puts undue stress and tension on the nervous system, which can interfere with the communication between the brain and the body...
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Mercury Poisoning: Are You Exposed?

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As time and technology evolve so does knowledge and information regarding our health. We can decipher what is best for us and what is harmful. More and more studies are finding that our air, water, food and anything we put in or on our body has real effects on our overall health. Once we discover a new harmful source, oftentimes, we can identify it as the root of something that historically was unexplainable. The new harmful substance or practice becomes an official diagnosis. What is the latest harmful discovery knocking at our door? Mercury. No, I’m not talking about the smallest planet in the solar system, but an extremely toxic, heavy metal element found in the earth’s crust. It can also be found in the air, water and soil. Mercury can enter the body through inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption. It occurs naturally in the environment in many different forms...
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Need for Sleep

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As lives are becoming more demanding and the perpetual light from our never-sleeping cities, fulfilling a need for sleep is getting more and more difficult. According to the documentary, Sleepless in America by National Geographic , 40% of Americans are sleep deprived and getting less than five hours of sleep per night compared to 8 hours in the 1950s. The Need for Sleep Over two thousand years ago, a prominent researcher named Galan had a theory of why we needed sleep. While we were awake, the brain pushed a type of liquid fuel to all the parts of the body to give us life, leaving the brain depleted. Then while we slept, the energizing fuel would return the brain to enliven and refresh the mind. Today that theory has been debunked, but in retrospect, we have all experienced the sense of renewal and refreshment after a deep sleep or the...
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Truth Behind Sugar

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The holidays are upon us and our sugar intake is sure to skyrocket. However, you may rethink that after learning the truth behind sugar. The History The origination of sugar is believed to be 5,000 years ago, yet first recorded in 1099. Western Europeans dubbed it as “new spice,” speaking of how pleasant it was. Only royalty and the wealthy could afford it and considered it “white gold.” In 1619, sugarcane arrived in the United States. As sugar production increased so did the need for labor. Working in sugarcane fields was dangerous and hard, so the British West Indies imported over four million slaves from Africa. Once slavery ended in the United States, slave refugees from Haiti migrated, and sugar plantations began in Louisiana all the way to Hawaii. Through the 1800s, canning, ice cream, and candy greatly increased the demand. The consumption of sugar for the average American went...
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