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8 Surprising Health Facts About the Superfood Spinach

8 Surprising Health Facts About the Superfood Spinach

Full of nutrients and delicious taste, spinach is a winter superfood. But what’s the best way to eat it? Read the following surprising facts about this leafy green: Taking spinach in juice form is actually the healthiest way to consume it. Photo credit: Shutterstock 1. It’s wiser to choose tender baby spinach leaves. The larger […]

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    Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

    Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

    By Kris Gunnars A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth. It has very impressive health benefits, and affects your body at the molecular level. Berberine is a bioactive compound that can be extracted from several different plants, including a group of shrubs called Berberis. Photo credit: Shutterstock Berberine […]

    Urban Greenway System Will Link 60 Miles of Trails

    Urban Greenway System Will Link 60 Miles of Trails

    By Emma DiPasquale Emma DiPasquale is a rising senior at John Carroll University. She studies English and environmental studies and hopes to pursue a masters degree in English literature with focus in environmental theory. Emma worked as an intern at EcoWatch last summer. It was a cold winter evening in February when citizens gathered at […]

    5 Health Benefits of the Nordic Diet

    5 Health Benefits of the Nordic Diet

    By Joe Leech The latest “diet” to appear in the media is called the Nordic diet. Proponents of this diet claim that you can improve your health by eating “Nordic” foods. These are the traditional foods commonly eaten by people in the Nordic countries. The Nordic diet emphasizes locally grown and sustainable food sources, with […]

    Dr. Mark Hyman: Why You Need to Take Supplements

    Dr. Mark Hyman: Why You Need to Take Supplements

    “Can I get all the nutrients I need from food?” a patient will occasionally ask. On the surface, this makes sense. After all, if you are eating a whole, fresh, unprocessed foods diet, shouldn’t you be able to get an abundant supply of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients? Even with the perfect diet, the […]

    Why Grass-Fed Butter Is One of the Healthiest Fats on the Planet

    Why Grass-Fed Butter Is One of the Healthiest Fats on the Planet

    Butter is one of the healthiest fats on the planet. It’s not just a big pile of yellow-colored fat, there are many important nutrients in there, some of which have potent biological effects. Despite having been demonized in the past, real grass-fed butter is one of the healthiest fats on the planet. Period.Photo credit: Shutterstock […]

    4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

    4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

    By Kris Gunnars Most supplements don’t really work, or at least haven’t been proven to work. However, there are some exceptions to this. In fact, a few supplements are so effective that they are comparable to pharmaceutical drugs. Here are four natural health boosting supplements that are as powerful as drugs (if not more): Garlic […]

    12 Fruits and Veggies You Should Avoid (If Buying Non-Organic)

    12 Fruits and Veggies You Should Avoid (If Buying Non-Organic)

    Contrary to the old adage, an apple a day may not keep the doctor away. According to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2015 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, apples topped the list as the most pesticide-contaminated produce for the fifth year in a row. Peaches and nectarines round out the top three “dirtiest” foods while […]