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Pork: The Good and Bad About This Controversial Meat

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Due to its adaptable diet and independent nature, the pig is one of the oldest and most popular forms of livestock. Indeed, pigs were domesticated as far back as 5000 BC in Asia (much earlier than cattle and other ruminants), and have traveled across the world with humans. The famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, for example, brought eight pigs with him on his voyage to Cuba in 1493. 46 years later, Hernando de Soto landed…

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Organ Meats: The Most Nutritious Parts of the Animal

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Mention the words “organ meat” (or, better still, “offal”) to the average person and they’re likely to curl their faces in disgust. Eating the organs of animals is gross, we keep getting told, and only a caveman would do it. Well, maybe we need to eat like cavemen again. After all, cavemen were seldom afflicted with type 2 diabetes, hypertension and other modern diseases that stem from unnatural diets. The simple fact is that organ…

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Water: All You Need to Know About the Liquid of Life

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It is impossible to understate the importance of water. This odorless, colorless liquid, which covers two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and comprises 75% of the human body, is absolutely necessary for all life. Indeed, out of all the nutrients we require in our diet, water is – by far – the one we need the most in terms of volume. Despite its importance, however, several of the questions surrounding water – how much of it…

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Onions: Quercetin-Rich Bulbs That Treat Many Diseases

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The aromatic and flavorful onion has a long and productive history with mankind. The ancient Indians, Sumerians and Chinese, for instance, valued onions for their ease of growth and hardy constitutions, which made them less perishable (and more transportable) than other vegetables grown at the time. The ancient Egyptians, on the other hand, worshiped onions as symbols of eternity due to their circle-within-a-circle structure. And then there were the ancient Romans, who loved onions for…

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Coconut Oil: The World’s Greatest Source of Saturated Fat

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Most of us are aware that the natural health world is packed with different and often conflicting beliefs. Take coffee, for example. For every ten researchers who proclaim that coffee is an antioxidant-rich superdrink that can guard us from Alzheimer’s disease, you’ll find another ten who state, with equal conviction, that giving up coffee is a requisite for superior adrenal and mental health. Raw food, red wine, sugar alcohols and fasting seem to be similarly…

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