Magnesium Flakes. Better or Worse than Epsom Salts?

jar of magnesium chloride flakesMagnesium flakes are a popular tool for helping to improve one’s nutritional status of this critical mineral. The question is, does it work?

Not only is magnesium deficiency rampant today, even when a person gets enough in the diet (more than two-thirds do not), he/she might not absorb it very well. (1)

This is why even supplementation might not resolve the problem especially for those with gastrointestinal disorders.

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Fruit Sweetened Butterscotch Sauce

sugar free butterscotchIf you love butterscotch as I do, perhaps you have wondered if it can be made without brown sugar.

For a long time, I didn’t think it was possible because the classic method for making authentic butterscotch involves caramelizing the brown sugar into melted butter.  

Forget about buying authentic butterscotch or caramel (made with white sugar),

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The Five Healthiest and Best Substitutes for Butter

substitutes for butterA small but still sizable percentage of people today are unable to eat butter. Typically, the reasons are due to a dairy allergy or restrictive food philosophy. This is a shame considering that butter, especially if from grazing animals, is one of the most nutrient-rich and affordable traditional foods. The reassuring news is that there are five excellent substitutes for butter that are great tasting and whole-food based.

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Homemade Dog Food (healthy, budget-friendly)

homemade dog foodDog food ads often give us a very warm, fuzzy, comforting feeling. They lead us to believe that by feeding our furry best friends a specific brand, we’re making a wise choice to ensure their good health and longevity. The truth is that most commercial pet food is loaded with chemicals, synthetic vitamins, and additives.

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6 Most Effective Natural Antifungals (and how to use them)

natural antifungalsFungal infections are an increasingly common problem today with a high sugar, refined carbohydrate diet a primary culprit. The modern diet serves as a perpetual disruption to beneficial gut bacteria which make up the bulk of human immunity.

The overuse of antibiotics can also be a contributing factor as it gives the normally harmless strains of Candida that live inside the gut and on the skin the opportunity to grow out of control and invade deep into body tissues.

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