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Avoid the holiday blues

12/20/2014 - The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, a time for families to come together, a time of celebration and fun. For far too many, the holidays are anything but fun. They are a time of overwork, stress, emotional pain, financial difficulty, weight gain, sleep deprivation, and all around misery. Somewhere...

5 ways to help protect the earth this holiday season

12/19/2014 - An expanding population combined with careless overconsumption is a recipe for disaster. As of right now, we only have one planet to live on, and if we as a species don't start making changes immediately, we could all be doomed. It's pretty clear that the planet needs your help. It has given us life,...

3 indispensable digestive aids for the holiday season

12/15/2014 - As a society we tend to overeat and drink too much, often in the form of grains, sugar, dairy, and alcohol. This practice seems to be magnified during the holiday season, with family and work gatherings picking up and the pressure to create a buffet that impresses the guests in sight, smell, and taste. Unfortunately...

The health benefits of 5 holiday herbs and spices

12/11/2014 - When we enter that time of year where it cools down and friends and families start gathering together to celebrate the holidays, one can't help but smile with anticipation of the sights and smells of various holiday spices. These aromatic and delicious additions to beverages, baking, and other holiday...

Is Thanksgiving food killing you? How to choose holiday food that's healthy, not toxic

11/26/2014 - This Thanksgiving, I want you to stay healthy while enjoying the celebration of abundance the holiday represents. That means knowing which Thanksgiving foods to enjoy vs. avoid, and that's what this article is all about. To eat in a healthy way on Thanksgiving, you don't have to be a food snob and...

Torturous feed additive known to cause death and cripple pigs could be lurking in your holiday turkey

11/24/2014 4:09:35 PM - Family gatherings, gift shopping, holiday parties and delicious-looking home-cooked food spells the holiday for many of us. While often a time of indulgence, our standards for clean, healthy, toxin-free food mustn't be thrown out the window. With the passing of Thanksgiving, and with Christmas just...

Common holiday foods that are worse for you than you think

8/30/2014 - While holidays provide us with time to relax and eat a bit of junk food it's still important to know what's in the food we're eating. It may seem harmless to have a small slice of pie until you learn just how much fat that one small slice contains. One common apple pie many people reach for is Wal-Mart's...

Follow these five simple tips to enjoy holiday summer food while protecting your health at the same time

7/4/2014 - In the United States of America, July 4th is a celebration of political independence from tyranny rule, but it's also a holiday in which millions of Americans terrorize their own bodies with barbequed meats, aspartame-laced sodas and toxic sunscreen chemicals. Here are five simple put powerful things...

Top five holiday foods that promote cancer, diabetes, heart disease and premature death

12/10/2013 - The holiday food rush is on across the USA, and for the next month, Americans will be stuffing their faces with precisely the kind of disease-promoting foods that will cause them to scream, "Where's my free health care?" in early January. The conventional media will give you all sorts of stories...

Flu shot propaganda in full swing for holiday season; flu shots still contain mercury

11/24/2013 - It must be the winter holiday season, because the push to poison Americans with flu shots is once again in full force. And, as usual, they are being sold as the ultimate public health and public safety tool, even though predicting which strain of flu is going to hit this year is a bit like guessing...

Beat holiday bloat and weight gain with bitter elixirs

12/30/2012 - Don't be weighed down by heavy meals and sugary treats this holiday season. Instead, try a bitter aperitif to help reduce indigestion, nausea, extra pounds and much more. Designed to improve digestion and detoxify the body, herbal bitters ease the complaints of poor food choices. But bitters are not...

Five steps to naturally recharge your adrenal glands this holiday season

12/24/2012 - Christmas is right around the corner, which for many people means lots of quality time spent with family and friends; lots of eating and drinking; and a whole lot of exhaustion and lethargy for the millions of people who suffer from adrenal fatigue. A consequence of excess stress, lack of proper rest,...

Five simple ways to avoid holiday weight gain this year

12/19/2012 - The indulgence of thanksgiving has come and gone. But that probably amounts to one major gathering and one big meal, perhaps with leftovers that soon become boring. Now comes the real challenge for eating healthy and not putting on extra pounds. This is the season to be jolly, and indulge in all...

Beat the holiday bloat with these five essential natural remedies

11/28/2012 - Unless you're a monk in a monastery or living in an ashram, the temptation to indulge more than usual may be too much to pass on all you're offered. After all, you don't want to be a spoiler among your peers as they celebrate with cakes, processed foods, and alcoholic beverages. If you've been good...

10 easy healthy eating tips to avoid packing on the pounds this holiday season

11/21/2012 - It's that time of year again. The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year's is associated not only with "Deck the Halls" and "Trim the Tree," but also with over-eating and over-indulging. During the six weeks of back-to-back holidays that includes Thanksgiving, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New...

Avoid GMOs in gluten-free baked goods this holiday season with these tips

10/16/2012 - With the holiday baking season just around the corner, ingredients that are free of harmful substances and GMOs are an important consideration. After all, poisoning friends and family is not exactly the model of holiday cheer. For those avoiding gluten, attention is turned to an array of gluten-free...

Low impact holidays: less trash

12/11/2011 - (NaturalNews)For many of us, the first snow is on the ground, night skies are star-studded and a holiday spirit is in the air! Holidays, as much fun as they are, have a tendency to bring out some of our most entrenched bad habits. The holidays should not be a burden on the environment, but they are....

Five toxic holiday gifts you should never buy a loved one for Christmas

11/27/2011 - Gift-giving is a wonderful activity, but many people who give gifts to family and friends don't realize they're actually giving the recipient cancer, or diabetes or attention deficit problems. In this article, I expose five dangerous gifts that may literally increase the risk of disease and death....

NaturalNews Store announces holiday season specials on salt lamps, EMF meters, superfoods and more

11/27/2011 - There's a lot of gift-giving going on this holiday season, but much of it is unfortunately founded in toxic gifts that actually cause cancer. Perfumes and colognes, for example, contain over 20 cancer-causing chemicals. Holiday meats and sausages almost always contain a chemical that causes cancer and...

Healthier holiday recipes - Enjoy healthy Vegetarian Lasagna

12/20/2010 - Though the holidays are often associated with main courses of meats such as turkey, ham, chicken and sausage, vegetable lovers and people who want to have meatless dishes can also have a holiday feast that is delicious and healthier too. Following is a healthy meatless main course that is easy and...

Healthier holiday recipes - Enjoy Almond Squash au Gratin and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

12/2/2010 - The holidays are a time for feasting on delightful dishes for many of us, including a world of side dishes. Some of those dishes can contain ingredients that are less than healthy though. Here are two healthier side dishes that are sure to please you and your holiday guests this year: Almond Butternut...

Healthier holiday recipes - Avoid the perils of ordinary store-bought turkey and ham

11/22/2010 - If you enjoy ham and turkey during the holiday, here are two healthier recipes which avoid the perils of ordinary store-bought turkey and ham while delivering mouth-watering tastes that are sure to please. It may take a bit of online searching and some extra dollars to come up with organic ham, turkey...

Enjoy these five Superfoods during your holiday meals

11/18/2010 - A superfood is usually defined as a class of plant based foods known for its very high antioxidant content that provides multiple disease fighting nutrients. Many of you have heard of the great benefits of the goji and acai berry. But did you know that many traditional holiday foods are also considered...

Diabetes rises 1% among U.S. children and teens following Halloween candy blitz (satire)

11/1/2010 - Diabetes rose 1% among U.S. children and teens yesterday as tens of millions of households handed out literally thousands of tons of candies made with refined white sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The event, of course, is called "Halloween," and each year it subjects tens of millions of children...

Healthier holiday desserts - Savor Raw Pecan Pie and All-Natural Fudge

10/30/2010 - For many of us, traditional holiday feasts include a wealth of scrumptious desserts. However, many of the traditional holiday desserts contain far too much refined sugar and other ingredients that are less than healthy. This year, try these two healthier dessert recipes that are sure to please any dessert...

Use Superfoods in Holiday Recipes This Season

12/31/2009 - The holiday season is notorious for its traditional comfort foods. Loaded with sugar, hydrogenated oils, & preservatives, these classic favorites do nothing to support our health. This late season binge sets so many of us off into the new year with a huge energy drop and lowered immunity. There are...

Use Essential Oils to Add Natural Holiday Fragrance to Your Home, Part II

12/26/2009 - When choosing natural essential oils to scent your home for the holidays, think of the smells that conjure your fondest memories of the season. Fresh Christmas trees, gingerbread, spiced cider, and candy canes may all be captured by spice, citrus, peppermint, and evergreen essential oils. You may also...

Use Essential Oils to Add Natural Holiday Fragrance to Your Home, Part I

12/18/2009 - This holiday season scent your home naturally with pure essential oils like cinnamon and pine. These highly aromatic plant extracts are a healthier, more beneficial alternative to commercial fragrances, and you may already have the tools you need to disperse them in your home. However, there are certain...

Conquer Holiday Stress with Foods Packed with Stress Vitamins

12/11/2009 - We find ourselves in the middle of the holidays with stress creeping into our lives. Weaving a vitamin group, known as the stress vitamins, into your daily routine may be an effective way to reduce stress. You should also take into consideration that daily exercise and meditation are other important...

Holiday Weight Gain: Stress, Not Food, is Primary Cause

12/24/2008 - There's no question that traditional holiday foods like pumpkin pie and Grandma's gingerbread cookies are a strong temptation to overeat during this time of year, but they aren't the main source of traditional holiday binging. Holiday stress–over work, family or the economy–may be what's packing on...

Replication of Milgram's Shocking Experiments Proves 70 Percent of People will Torture Others if Ordered

12/22/2008 - The Milgram experiments from the early 1960's are classic (but shocking) studies that demonstrated the "sheeple-ness" of people everywhere. In the experiments -- which have been replicated numerous times across multiple cultures, races and age ranges -- subjects willingly engaged in administering extremely...

Environmentally Conscious Decoration Ideas

12/5/2008 - It`s the holiday season and that means it`s time to decorate our homes, offices and businesses; inside and out. In years past it was easy, there were not a lot of options for lights and decorations were decorations (no special knowledge required). These days with the push for people to be more environmentally...

Environmental Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

12/4/2008 - During the holiday season consumerism is at an all time high. Old gifts, including appliances, clothing, gadgets and toys, are replaced with this year's model, fashion, gadget, etc. creating clutter and making it necessary to find more space to store last year's (and all the previous year's) gifts....

Let Your Holiday Gift Give Twice, Give a Gift of Service

11/29/2008 - Gifts are a holiday tradition, but you don't have to deal with crowded stores or face the aggravation of trying to buy for people who have everything. This year consider giving presents that give twice. Your holiday spending can benefit far more than friends and family members on your list. It can plant...

Holiday Vegan Raw Organic Recipes: Save Your Health, Time, Money and the Planet

11/27/2008 - People often ask me what sort of Raw Organic Vegan Recipes can I make for the holidays? Well now you can rejoice because I have created special Holiday Raw Organic recipes that are also Eco/Green and will help save our Planet! For those that are new to Raw Organic Cuisine, it is all about preparing...

Surviving the Holiday Season on an Alternative Diet

11/26/2008 - With the holidays starting to bear down on you, you are probably making plans for your holiday celebrations. For those of you who are entering into your first holiday season on a restricted diet of some sort (vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan) there could be some difficult decisions ahead of you. You may...

Great News for Holiday Travelers: Pine Bark Cuts Jet Lag in Half

11/24/2008 - If you've ever taken a super long flight that lasts seven to nine hours and crossed a time zone or two, you probably know that jet lag can make you feel just plain awful --- and it can keep you from enjoying your trip for at least a day or two. That can be especially aggravating when you travel over...

5 Ways to Make Your Holiday Dinner Germ Free

12/12/2007 - As we near the holiday season and prepare to enjoy a bountiful and delicious feast, a few simple suggestions for proper food safety can go a long way toward creating a healthy and bacteria-free meal on this most enjoyable holiday. Tip #1: Practice proper hand washing techniques. Nothing speaks...

Super Healthy Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

11/28/2007 - If you're giving gifts to friends, relatives or coworkers this holiday season, be sure to consider the nature of the gift itself: Does it promote health? Was it sustainably created? When it is disposed of or consumed, what kind of impact will it have on the environment? Was it created with honest labor,...

Halloween sugar, food additives and the commercialization of holidays

10/30/2007 - This year at the annual sugar-and-food-additives fest for children called "Halloween," I think parents should skip the middle step of handing out candy and just hand out Ritalin directly to the kids. I say this in jest, of course, since I am adamantly against the use of Ritalin in children, but let's...

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