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Why I Love Juicing..and so should YOU!

I have always been skeptical of fads. Any reasonable, intelligent person should question a trend that professes to offer over-the-top health claims. But when it comes to juicing, I believe that it offers vital and important benefits to disease prevention and even reversal.

And although juicing may have just recently been forced to the public eye, it is by no means a new practice. Jack LaLanne was promoting the power of raw vegetable and fruit juices 50 years ago, long before it was fashionable.

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7 Top Scientific Reasons to Finally Go PLANT-BASED

You may have been seeing on the internet and TV all the celebrities and athletes that have gone plant-based, or maybe you just left the doctor’s office with yet ANOTHER prescription and are feeling a bit frustrated. Or perhaps you got the call that a friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer and it’s causing you some stress. Whatever the reason, the idea of going plant-based is becoming more and more appealing, but some of you just aren’t quite there yet. Well here are FoodTherapyMD’s top 7 reasons to finally take the plant-based leap:

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Heart Health: All About the Endothelium

February shouldn’t be the only month we talk about heart health. There is no better place to start than getting “up close and personal” with the inner workings of the pump that keeps us going. This information is key because everyone should be aware of how the foods you eat affect your heart and your health. So let us begin with the ENDOTHELIUM. Most people have never heard of an endothelium, although if stretched out, it would be 50,000 miles long and weigh as much as your liver!

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6 Plants to Eat NOW for Lower Blood Pressure

Hypertension, also called “the silent killer”, is the major predictor of cardiovascular disease and death in the Western world. Not only does it result in heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure, but is also the second leading cause of kidney failure (behind diabetes), and a major cause of blindness. And what is even more troubling is that there are no symptoms.

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