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Why Is The Butterfly Pea Flower Effective?

If you have been following my story, you know I love traveling. One reason is I love to explore. Another reason? I love to eat! One of the great things about traveling the world is getting to sample the local cuisine. When I was living with the Guarani tribe in Peru, I drank beer made of yucca root that the …

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Rooibos: Better Than Green Tea For Many Reasons

When I hiked Table Mountain on my last trip to South Africa, the locals told me about an herb that is better than green tea that kept them disease-free. African Bushmen have used this herb since before recorded history, but it’s still pretty rare here in America. Studies on this plant are being done all over the world. But not …

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3 of My Favorite Natural Sex Boosters

Let’s talk about the “S” word. New research shows that sex can help keep your mind sharp as tack as you grow older — and I’m not surprised. Sex can be a great tool for protecting or improving your health Researchers in the U.K. recently tested more than 6,800 people between the ages of 50 and 89. Those with active sex …

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Tropical Fruit For Natural Yeast Infection Treatment

I’ve seen the health benefits of coconut among numerous traditional cultures in Bali, India, Peru, Jamaica and various parts of Africa. They use it for almost everything — from lip balm and skin moisturizer to cooking oil and a remedy for stomach complaints. For years, coconut fat was demonized as the enemy of heart health — until multiple studies revealed …

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Antibiotics Side Effects on the Mitochondria

Science is just beginning to understand how important your mitochondria are to warding off the diseases of aging. And, as usual, mainstream medicine is lagging way behind. Along with your telomeres, the cellular time keepers at the ends of your chromosomes, your mitochondria are another key component of the anti-aging equation. You see, these tiny organelles in your cells are …

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Best Natural Mosquito Repellent for Zika Virus

I’ve hacked my way through a lot of jungles. I also live and practice medicine in South Florida. So I’m pretty familiar with mosquitoes. Apart from the itchy bumps and skin irritation that even a “normal” bite brings, mosquitoes can spread malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, West Nile virus and, of course, the Zika virus. The problem is that Western …

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. But I’m concerned that people trying to quit — and you may be one of them — are using electronic cigarettes. First of all, it won’t work. E-cigarettes do their job by heating liquid nicotine, and turning it into a vapor you inhale. Nicotine is a …

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My Favorite Natural Heartburn Remedies

Every time I come back to Africa, I’m reminded just how natural the health care is here. I recently watched one local herbalist cure a patient of chronic heartburn with a tea made from a popular root (more about that soon). Heartburn is a common disorder of the stomach caused by the overproduction of stomach acid. In America, mainstream medicine …

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3 Overlooked Natural Treatments for Prostate Cancer

If you have prostate problems, your options for treatment are pretty limited — at least according to mainstream medicine. The chances are if you have an enlarged prostate, your doctor will give you advice like… “go to the bathroom when you feel the urge”… or “don’t drink a lot at once.” Or they’ll prescribe medication. But these synthetic drugs have …