CHOLINE FOR BRAIN HEALTH, LIVER HEALTH AND FAT LOSS

Although woefully under-discussed, choline is vital for the proper functioning of our cells and is absolutely critical for healthy growth and development- yet only 10% of the population is meeting the daily recommended intake. The challenging part is that on a plant based diet, it can be challenging to meet your daily amount.

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Liana Shanti
CANDIDA AND SINUS INFECTIONS

If your sinus infection is caused by candida, taking additional antibiotics worsens an already difficult problem. Symptoms of a candida-related sinus infection can often mimic bacterial sinus infections, and I personally only know of one doctor who tests for candida when her patients have an ongoing sinus infection BEFORE she prescribes any antibiotics.

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DO I REALLY NEED TO GIVE UP GLUTEN?

The debate over whether gluten needs to be avoided or not seems to rage on without clarity. Many plant based “authorities” claim that gluten is fine, and that adding plenty of starch that includes wheat bread, wheat pasta and other gluten-containing grains should be part of a low fat plant based diet. Long term vegan-advocates Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. McDougall both encourage people not to worry about the inclusion of gluten in the diet. Some claim that books like Wheat Belly and Grain Brain are scientifically unfounded.

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POWERFUL SUPPLEMENT FOR METABOLISM, CHOLESTEROL, ADRENALS AND BRAIN FOG

With so many supplements available today, it can be challenging to know which ones are truly beneficial. Many people don’t take any supplements, which in today’s world, quite frankly, is playing roulette with your long term health. But beyond the high quality multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, B-12, Vitamin C, D3, and K2 that I recommend most people consider looking into, there are many supplements targeted at specific health concerns that have radical (yes radical) results. Pantethine is one of them.

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Liana Shanti
JUICES VS. SMOOTHIES, IS ONE HEALTHIER THAN THE OTHER?

One of the most frequent questions I get is “What is the difference between juicing and blending?” Some people are uncertain if these methods are the same, or if one is different from the other. Juicing and blending are actually completely different and I believe both can have a valuable role in a living foods diet. However, in terms of nutrient power and efficiency, juices win hands down.

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MSM RECIPE FOR GLOWING SKIN

In terms of skincare, MSM is truly one of the best topical treatments to use on the skin. It has a powerful ability to penetrate deeply into the layers of the skin, is especially healing for dry skin, thinning-aging skin, and also for stretch marks.The sulfur compound in MSM also has an anti-inflammatory and skin-repairing effect, which makes it great for skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis, all of which have inflammation at the core. It helps smooth and soften acne scars, and can shorten the healing of existing lesions.

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