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Butternut Squash and Pear Soup Recipe

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Rich in vitamin C and carotenoids, this soup is an excellent choice for giving your immune system a lift. It's also rich in a phytonutrient (beta-cryptoxanthin) that is thought to be particularly good for promoting healthy lung function. Read more about Butternut Squash and Pear Soup Recipe

 

How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold and Flu Tonic

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In experimenting with a number of tonics over the years, I've whittled my favourites down to a simple concoction of six ingredients that are highly effective in offering protection against strep throat, colds and flu.

Here's what you need to make this simple and highly effective sore throat, cold, and flu tonic: Read more about How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold and Flu Tonic

 

What To Do When A Loved One Is Chronically Negative

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Dear Dr. Ben,

This was such a wonderful, delicate yet at the same time powerful read.

Among many insights in your post, the biggest gift for me this time was being able to connect the dots in my own life, as you shared that you don't talk with your parents about your hopes and dreams or any important decisions. I finally realized why the dynamic with my mom has been so complicated, especially since I began living more consciously. I always had such a deep desire to connect with my mom and share my life with her, but after sharing I usually have to spend so much time coping with her energy of fear and doubt. It feels so discouraging... I have realized that because she is not working on her own wounds, she will not be able to understand my increasing inner freedom and desire to act in accordance to my heart voice.  Read more about What To Do When A Loved One Is Chronically Negative

 

Are White Rice and White Potatoes Harmful To Your Health?

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Updated on November 13, 2019

To continue where we left off in last week's newsletter, I'd like to share what I've learned over the years about eating white rice and potatoes.

I've found that it's generally true that eating rice and potatoes decreases cellular sensitivity to insulin, leading to higher blood glucose and a tendency to carry extra adipose tissue. These tendencies seem to grow with age, and at this point, we don't fully understand the biochemistry behind this - we can only state that as we age, skeletal muscle cells usually become less sensitive to insulin while fat cells become more sensitive to insulin, which leads to more uptake of glucose into our fat cells, fuelling their growth. Read more about Are White Rice and White Potatoes Harmful To Your Health?

 

Hearty Vegetarian Winter Stew Recipe

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The quantities listed make a large pot of stew, approximately 10 servings; feel free to scale down if a smaller batch is preferred. Updated on November 12, 2019

Ingredients: Read more about Hearty Vegetarian Winter Stew Recipe

 

Thoughts on CBD Oil

From Our Mailbag (shared with permission):

Hi Dr. Ben,

I have been a faithful reader and customer of your website for many years. Your wonderful Greens is my favourite, as well as the Acerola powder.

I was wondering, would you be able to write about CBD oil and/or provide it in your store? Please let me tell you my story. Read more about Thoughts on CBD Oil

 

Honouring True Hunger and Our Instincts

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Over the past 20 plus years, I’ve tried a wide range of food programs, including a 4-year stint of being a strict vegan. Paleo, keto, plants plus eggs and fish only, gluten-free, check, check, check, and check. Read more about Honouring True Hunger and Our Instincts

 

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A Fun Way To Lower Your Risk of Dementia

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.  

Today, there are more than 50 million diagnosed cases of dementia worldwide.  And by 2030, this number is expected to increase to 80 million. Read more about A Fun Way To Lower Your Risk of Dementia

 

Keys to Getting More Restful Sleep

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I've received a number of questions on how to improve sleep quality since sending out our newsletter on the quarter-life of caffeine. Read more about Keys to Getting More Restful Sleep

 

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