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The many health benefits of eating chestnuts

We can never say enough about the importance of eating organic foods. Fresh organic foods are packed with antioxidants and unique nutrients that boost the immune system. Chestnuts are delicious when roasted. They are often associated with the holidays, because they are very popular for roasting over an open fire. They are in season beginning in September. Like most nuts, they also provide health benefits. Let’s look at the health benefits of chestnuts. Antioxidant rich: Chestnuts are rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin C. Antioxidants protect the body from the effects of oxidative stress, which may help strengthen the immune system and ward off diseases. Dr. Andrew Weil explains, “oxidative stress is the total burden placed on organisms by the constant production of free radicals in the normal course of metabolism plus whatever other pressures the environment brings to bear (natural and artificial radiation, toxins in...

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Aquasana shower filter giveaway

In 2010, the Presidents Cancer Council recommended to filter water as one of the top three recommendations to reduce environmentally caused cancers. Please keep in mind that only 91 contaminants are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, yet more than 60,000 chemicals are used within the U.S. Aquasana offers a full line of water filter products for the home, from countertop and under counter drinking water filters, shower filters to whole house filtration systems for city or well water. WIN a shower filter: This filter includes a dual stage filtration and reduces volatile chemicals. It will promote softer skin and healthier hair. As Chlorine strips skin and hair of its natural oils. Chlorine is found in the tap water we use every day. This is Important for young children, who are susceptible to breathing disorders and skin conditions such as asthma and eczema, which can be exacerbated by the chlorine in...

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Dr. Mercola Turmeric Formula giveaway

Our giveaway this month is the the turmeric formula from Dr. Mercola. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant which is native to Indonesia and southern India. It is often called “the Indian solid gold”, with superpowers that help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and common types of cancer, turmeric is fast becoming a superstar spice. Turmeric is one the most researched plants in the world. Its medicinal properties have been the subject of over 6000 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. This item can be shipped in the US only. Sweepstakes ends October 31st, 2014.   You need to take 2 healthy steps in order to win:
 1. Email and enter this code: STEPin2MercolaT 2. Comment here and tell us why YOU should win This item can be shipped in the US only. Giveaway ends October 31st, 2014. For all you need to know about turmeric....

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Does your toothpaste contain a toxic chemical?

Healthy living is also about being educated on the latest health news so you can take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe. According to an article published by Bloomberg, shoppers are ditching Colgate Total toothpaste because it contains triclosan. Recently, the FDA has started to take a closer look at triclosan, because of its potential health risks. Animal studies have shown a decrease in essential thyroid hormones when exposed to triclosan. The state of Minnesota made headlines when they made the decision to ban triclosan in products, which will take effect in 2017. While the FDA takes a closer look at triclosan, researchers from UC San Francisco are reporting that hand washing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital employees to potentially dangerous levels of triclosan. Another study published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) shows that triclosan poses potential risks to pregnant women...

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Healthy Living: Orange plus gentle cleaning towels giveaway

Our giveaway this time is the Orange Plus Gentle Cleaning Towels from Earth Friendly Products. It is a powerful hand dish washing product that is naturally hard on grease yet gentle on your skin. It is a multi-purpose product we cannot do without!  You can use for you hand washable clothes too. It is coconut derived and all natural. No dyes or phosphates, chlorine, and petroleum ingredients. For all you need to know about the Orange Plus Gentle Cleaning Towels. This item can be shipped in the US only. Giveaway ends October 30th, 2014. You need to take 2 healthy steps in order to win: 1. Email: and enter this code: STEPin2EFPBE 2. Comment here and tell us why YOU should win.  ...

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