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4 Awesome Benefits of Chocolate!

One of my favorite ‘herbs’ in the pharmacopeia is Theobroma cacao whose seeds are used to make chocolate. On its own cacao is not sweet, but slightly bitter. The chocolate you are used to eating or drinking is the result of processing, to create cacao powder, and modifying by adding sugar and other ingredients like milk. […]

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How much fruit is too much?

Pressed juices and smoothies seem to be the new staple of ‘healthy diets’ everywhere, but how much fruit should you really be consuming? In order to understand this issue, it’s helpful to know how fruit sugar, or fructose, works in the body. Fructose, found in fruits and vegetables, is processed by the liver and tends […]

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Leptin- The Secret to Controlling Appetite

What is Leptin? Leptin is a hormone released by fat cells to tell the brain that a person is full. Women’s fat cells secrete more of this hormone than men’s cells do. How does it work? When leptin is released into the blood stream, it tells the brain that you are full. So, leptin levels […]

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