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Michael Ravensthorpe

The Spiritfoods Guide to Ultimate Health

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Welcome to Spiritfoods! The article you’re about to read provides a distillation of the health advice contained within this website. This advice is based on years of independent and objective research, and I believe that those who follow it will experience significant long-term health benefits. For brevity’s sake, no references to scientific papers are found below. If you’re seeking scientific validation for the conclusions presented herein, please refer to the main articles to which this…

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Pasture-Raised Chicken: A Perfect Protein Source

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The chicken is one of the world’s most ubiquitous birds. Whether you’re in the small jungle villages of northern Thailand, the harsh, unforgiving outback of central Australia or the lush green countryside of Ireland, you’re likely to find domesticated chickens clucking away. Indeed, the global population of chickens now exceeds 20 billion – and that number continues to rise yearly. The overwhelming majority of these chickens are, of course, kept for their eggs and meat….

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Oil Pulling: An Ancient Ayurvedic Healing Practice

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Achieving and maintaining good health often requires a lot of hard work, dedication and willpower. It can be difficult, for instance, to overcome our lifelong additions to wheat and sugar. Giving up tobacco? Even worse. And let’s not forget the dread many of us feel upon realizing it’s gym day (ever seen a group of people on a cardio machine who looks like they’re enjoying it?) That said, there are a number of techniques we…

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Grass-Fed Beef: The King of Conjugated Linoleic Acid

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Few things are certain in nutrition. A food that is lionized today could be demonized tomorrow. A health supplement that was “proven” in 2012 to do wonders for our body could, 20 years later, be conclusively shown to trigger long-term complications. Sadly, due to the complexity of our bodies and the biological mechanisms by which it processes nutrients, we still know little about human nutrition. Indeed, there are some nutrients we have yet to discover,…

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High-Intensity Interval Training: A Key to Weight Loss

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Our bodies are meant to move a lot. That was true millennia ago, when our ancestors roamed the grasslands for wild game, and it’s true today. Studies have repeatedly shown that a sedentary lifestyle leads to increased risks of obesity and heart disease, decreased lung and heart function, reduced flexibility and more. Regular exercise, on the other hand, is associated with the exact opposite: improved posture and flexibility, increased lung and heart capacity, strengthened muscles…

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