10 Houseplants That Repel Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are possibly the most despised insects on earth, all because they have to consume animal blood to survive. Instead of reaching for a strong chemical pesticide to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer, you can grow plants that naturally repel these pests. Most can be grown indoors in pots or outside in the garden…

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10 Powerful Remedies That Lower Cholesterol

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High cholesterol levels strain the heart and contribute to heart disease—this is well established. A diet heavy in fat and oil influences cholesterol levels, as does being overweight and inactive. Genetics also dispose people towards high cholesterol levels.  Besides taking rather risky drugs (one study found a 25% increase in heart attacks and a 40%…

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10 Powerful Remedies For Clogged Arteries

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Clogged arteries are not something most people think about, until suddenly they experience chest pain and shortness of breath, and possibly, a heart attack. Usually, a buildup of fatty deposits on the arterial walls, called plaque, is to blame; atherosclerosis, a cardiovascular disease, is another cause of clogged arteries. When the arterial walls are coated…

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10 Surprising Foods That Cause Migraines

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A chronic disease, migraine affects 36 million people in the United States. It’s not just a bad headache—it’s a collection of neurological symptoms that cause throbbing pain in one side of the skull. For reasons not clear, three times as many women as men experience migraine, and around ten percent of school age children have…

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10 Powerful Remedies For Depression

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Depression has been with humans for probably our entire time on earth, but it’s growing now; or, it’s being noticed more. About one in five Americans takes a daily antidepressant. These are strong medications with horrible withdrawal symptoms and side effects—and they don’t even work for people with mild depression, they’re only effective in moderate…

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10 Amazing Remedies For Hay Fever

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Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, is an immune system response set off by certain foreign substances. Inhaling or touching pollen, mold, spores, and dust can all cause hay fever. Allergens, whether ingesting through food or airborne particles, cause an overzealous immune system response; pollen is not really harmful, but the body mistakes it…

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10 Calming Foods That Relieve Anxiety

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Anxiety and stress, which seem to be intimately linked to modern life, are deeply affected by diet. The body can only work with the fuel it’s given; if you eat poorly, your body has to work harder to process the food, and you become deficient in certain nutrients and minerals—this leads to increased anxiety and…

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10 Powerful Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

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Modern diets—heavy in fats, oils, and sugars—have led to a giant surge in diabetes and pre-diabetes, in most western nations. A Centers for Disease Control reports says one out of three adult Americans has pre-diabetes—a condition where the blood sugar is higher than normal, but not diabetic-level (yet). Besides exercising and maintaining a healthy weight,…

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10 Powerful Foods That Help With Joint Pain

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Joint pain is a condition that comes on with injury or disease; unfortunately, there’s no real cure and it gets worse with age. Rheumatoid arthritis is a leading cause of joint pain, and the medications prescribed to relieve the pain (corticosteroids) badly impact bone density and potassium levels, making patients susceptible to osteoporosis—so it’s important…

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10 Powerful Detoxifying Foods

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Many of the processed foods we eat are pumped with artificial ingredients and preservatives, and most fruits and vegetables are grown with pesticides. Factory farmed animals are raised with antibiotics and hormones. It’s hard to eat a meal that’s free of added chemicals, let alone healthy on its own merits. But if you’re ready to…

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