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Reverse Cavities And Heal Tooth Decay With These 5 Steps!

Tooth decay is another message from our bodies that something is out of balance. Tooth health is kept in check with proper nutrition, not dentistry or fluoride.  TWooth decay happens for a multitude of reasons including Lack of Fat Soluble Vitamins (mostly vitamins A and D), Standard American Diet Full of Processed Foods (SAD), Hormone Imbalances, Lack of Minerals in the Diet. 


A Diet High in Phytic Acid (naturally occurring on most grains, nuts and legumes. Phytic acid can be removed by soaking grains,
nuts, and legumes overnight in water and a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice before consuming them.)

 

10 Healthy Herbs to Grow (and Eat) at Home

 

Homegrown herbs


Growing herbs at home is a fun, money-saving hobby that also happens to be good for your health. In addition to flavoring up your favorite dishes, herbs are filled with antioxidants and essential nutrients.

"Half of the nutritional value of plants is lost within thirty minutes of harvesting," says Brian Hetrich, a naturopathic doctor and gardening expert at the Hippocrates Health Institute, in West Palm Beach, Fla. "When you grow your own herbs you can use what you need at the moment by harvesting small amounts, fresh from the plant."


Here we break down 10 of the healthiest herbs, along with recipes and tips for growing them yourself.

Turmeric: The Healing Spice

Turmeric, whose Sanskrit name translates to "germicide, known for its glorious yellow color, has been used in Asian kitchens for thousands of years. The spice is more commonly known in the United States for the hue it imparts to prepared mustard and curries, but on its home turf of India it is revered for its medicinal properties: it works as a powerful anti-inflammatory for arthritic conditions; aids digestion; may improve cognitive function; and may even suppress tumors.

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