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Other ideas (possible articles) about health via food Essential oils Triclosan, formaldehyde, parabens and other artificial ingredients are found in many soaps, shampoos, toiletries and cosmetic products. They are used to give scents, to maintain the shelf-life, or for other purposes. Many perfumes are based on synthetic aromas. It is nauseous for some people to …

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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting – briefly The definition of “intermittent fasting” is not strict. For some people, it means eating only within a window of six, eight, or twelve hours each and every day. For others, it means eating nothing for at least twnety-four hours, which is what I do now and then. This article reviews the …

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Vegan or paleo?

Vegan or paleo? Overview Veganism excludes all animal products, such as beef, turkey, and liver. Paleo includes animal products, but excludes grains, beans, and dairy. This question can be very controversial, but it need not be. Veganism can be healthy for some people, while paleo can be healthy for others. Many experts, including medical doctors, …

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Recipe list

Recipes – summary These recipes are quick and easy. Most take less than thirty minutes to prepare. They use commonly available foods, herbs, and spices. They can be cheap, if you shop around and buy local fruits and vegetables in season. No special equipment is required, except a knife, a cutting board, a potato peeler, …

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Other nutrients

Other nutrients This post is a work in process. It is to be updated and completed in a future article. Digestive enzymes Digestive enzymes are also known as pancreatic or proteolytic enzymes. Certain raw foods have digestive enzymes. For example, apples have amylase. Pineapples and papaya have bromelain, which is useful to break down protein. …

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Herbs

Herbs – briefly Herbs are leaves or roots that can be used to make tea or other infusions. This site distinguishes between spices, which flavor food, and herbs, which are used for tea and for medicine. This distinction may be arbitrary, since you can also add herbs to food. The utility of herbs and spices …

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Spices

Spices – briefly According to “Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition“, “historically, spices have shaped many events throughout the world. Many voyagers, including the legendary Christopher Columbus, explored the seas in search of treasured spices. These commodities were valued to flavor, to color, and to preserve food in many places. Today, spices are …

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Vitamins

Vitamins – briefly This article is about the therapeutic use of vitamins – and not about their detailed biochemistry. Vitamins can be used to prevent and to treat illness, according to various medical doctors who are cited. Low doses are not therapeutic. Various medical doctors have published their research over many years, including their observations …

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Minerals

Minerals As Dr. Carolyn Dean MD, author of “Magnesium Miracle“, says, “your body will work, if you take the minerals it requires to function.” Minerals make up about four percent of your body. A healthy body requires a variety of minerals and vitamins. Recommended dietary intakes and guidelines are a political matter. They vary from …

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