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 Elisha McFarland

Brain Inflammation May Hold Key for Fibromyalgia Sufferers, Study Says

Brain Inflammation May Hold Key for Fibromyalgia Sufferers, Study Says

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is associated with widespread chronic pain and tender points all over the body. The pain can be in a specific area or move to different areas throughout the body. It also occurs in people of all ages, including children. Pain can range from mild to severe to debilitating, in addition […]

 Elisha McFarland

8 Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Taking Antidepressants

8 Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Taking Antidepressants

Sadness, feeling down in the dumps, or general depression is a normal part of human emotion. Everyone experiences these feelings on occasion. Feeling depressed over a long period of time however can be an indication of something out of the ordinary. It’s estimated that over 300 million globally live with depression. It’s not just adults […]

 Elisha McFarland

These 5 Teas Can Help Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease

These 5 Teas Can Help Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease

Tea is a beverage that can be enjoyed year round, either iced or hot. While tea can be refreshing, it can also offer a host of health benefits depending upon the variety you choose. Variety is almost an understatement, there are so many options available in the marketplace, online and in herb shops that it […]

 Elisha McFarland

New Study Links Cured Meats to Insomnia, Mental Disorders

New Study Links Cured Meats to Insomnia, Mental Disorders

Currently, the paleo diet is a very popular diet trend. I’ve noticed more bone broths, collagens and a wide range of jerky-type snacks at numerous grocers. For many, grabbing a jerky stick is a quick nutritious protein-dense snack, and the varieties available have come a long way since the original Slim Jim brand I remember […]

 Elisha McFarland

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: The Rare Genetic Disorder Stumping Doctors Everywhere

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: The Rare Genetic Disorder Stumping Doctors Everywhere

What is EDS? Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of disorders that affect the connective tissues of the body that support bones, blood vessels, skin, tissues and organs. As a result, people with this disease commonly experience loose joints and stretchy skin. Individuals with this illness also have problems with collagen, which is a protein that […]

 Elisha McFarland

What You Need to Know About the Thymus: A Gland No One Talks About

What You Need to Know About the Thymus: A Gland No One Talks About

While many people may not be familiar with the thymus gland it plays a critical role for the immune system. It’s important to note that thymus size and function are determined by factors such as genetics, and pre and post-natal nutrition. (1) Function of the thymus The thymus is an irregular shaped gland, which is […]

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Easy Non-Dairy Milk Recipes: Almond, Cashew, Hemp, Rice, Coconut

Easy Non-Dairy Milk Recipes: Almond, Cashew, Hemp, Rice, Coconut

Jump Straight to… The M-Word Controversy Why Milk Really Isn’t for Everyone Pros and Cons of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives Shopping Tips for Milk Alternatives Easy Recipes! Interest in dairy products is declining. Whether it’s a conscious choice to avoid animal products or a decision based on health needs, the consumer has spoken. According to a recent […]

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What the Fudge!? How to Make Dairy-Free Fudgesicles with Zero Refined Sugar and Additives

What the Fudge!? How to Make Dairy-Free Fudgesicles with Zero Refined Sugar and Additives

With temperatures soaring in the 90’s, it seemed the perfect time to recreate a childhood favorite….fudgesicles. Traditionally fudgesicles are made with milk, cocoa, and sugar. I wanted to make a dairy free version that was also healthier and more nutritious than a store bought version. I decided to make the base out of almond milk […]

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Truffle Mushroom: Oil Can Fight Inflammation, Disease, and More – But Only If It’s Authentic

Truffle Mushroom: Oil Can Fight Inflammation, Disease, and More – But Only If It’s Authentic

If you watch any cooking shows you may see chef’s using truffle oil. While they are used in the culinary world, they aren’t used frequently in the home kitchen and for good reason…..the price. According to Business Insider, in 2014 the world’s largest truffle mushroom weighing in at 4.16 pounds sold at auction for $61,260. […]

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Truffle Oil Can Fight Inflammation, Disease, and More – But Only If It’s Authentic

Truffle Oil Can Fight Inflammation, Disease, and More – But Only If It’s Authentic

If you watch any cooking shows you may see chef’s using truffle oil. While they are used in the culinary world, they aren’t used frequently in the home kitchen and for good reason…..the price. According to Business Insider, in 2014 the world’s largest truffle weighing in at 4.16 pounds sold at auction for $61,260. Even […]

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