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Product Review: My Magic Mud Toothpaste

Product Review: My Magic Mud Toothpaste

A few weeks ago my toothpaste tube was beginning to look like it was on an extreme diet.  Time for a new one.  I was browsing the shelves of my local supplement store for my current non-flouride brand when I noticed one I had never seen before My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste, which featured Activated Charcoal, Coconut Oil & Bentonite Clay.  The price was a […]

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Toothpaste: What’s in it?

Toothpaste: What’s in it?

(DetoxifySamurai) Toothpaste is something everyone uses each day and night, it cleans our teeth, helps ensure we have fresh breath and is part of our daily routine, but how many of us really know whats in it?  By the end of this post you will.  We will look at what are in the two most popular brands.  Colgate by Colgate-Palmolive and Crest by Proctor and […]

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Burdock Root Tea

Burdock Root Tea

(DetoxifySamurai) Burdock is actually the common name of a genus of flowering perennials, whose scientific name is Arctium. The easiest way to describe burdock is as the small burrs that often get stuck on your trousers or socks when walking in a forest. Those small hooking burrs come from the burdock plant, whose plants, leaves, and stems actually have significant value as herbal or alternative remedies. […]

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek

(DetoxifySamurai) The Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) bush is native to southeastern Europe, India and the Middle East, and Africa with the largest producer being India. History Fenugreek is one of the oldest know medicinal plants. It’s first recorded use is describe on an ancient Egyption papyrus dated as far back as 1500 BC. When the tomb of Tutankhamen (King Tut) was opened in 1922 Fenugreek seeds […]

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Red Clover Tea

Red Clover Tea

(DetoxifySamurai) Bearing the scientific name Trifolium pratense, red clover is a small, short-lived perennial herbaceous plant that flowers in across Europe and western Asia, as well as some parts of Africa. The flowers are small and pinkish-purple, and due to their rapid growth rate and high nutritional value, they are often used as fodder for animals. However, it has been traditionally been used in parts […]

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Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea

Matcha or maccha is a finely ground, bright emerald-green tea powder. It is a natural, organic green tea which has been the heart of the famous Japanese tea ceremony for over 900 years. The Buddhist monks honored matcha tea as the ‘health elixir’ for its potential to heighten the concentration and enhance the metabolism. Originating in China in 9th century, matcha was used as drug […]

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Dandelion Tea

Dandelion Tea

(DetoxifySamurai) The Dandelion has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries across many different cultures, as early as 900 AD. Its roots and leaves are dried and used to make dandelion tea, which contain vitamins A, C and D, and significant amounts of zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium. Rich in vitamins and minerals, the dandelion contains more beta-carotene than carrots per serving. What are […]

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ORAC Values: Are They Useful?

ORAC Values: Are They Useful?

 (DetoxifySamurai) What are ORAC values and can a numerical ranking system help direct us to foods which may be more beneficial in achieving our health objectives than others? The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) unit, ORAC value, or “ORAC score” is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. It was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). […]

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GMO: A New Study, More Concerns

GMO: A New Study, More Concerns

(DetoxifySamurai) Concerns regarding the safety of GMO (genetically modified organisms) in the food supply have been increasing.  Many of the studies were short term lasting only 90 days and performed by the very companies seeking the approval of their own GM products which is clearly a conflict of interest, since there is a profit motive to produce results demonstrating their product is safe for consumption. […]

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Smoking: How Bad Is It?

Smoking: How Bad Is It?

(DetoxifySamurai) The fact that smoking is detrimental to health is widely acknowledged. Fortunately cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has fallen to the lowest rate in generations to 17% from 42% in 1965. The largest ethnic group of smokers were American Indians/Alaska Native (29%) followed closely by multi-race individuals (27.9%).  The group with the lowest amount of smokers were Asians (9.5%). By education level the largest […]

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