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Superfood Recipes

Long gone are the seasons when we had to maintain a stringent checkup with our doctors to ward off health threats. People are reviving the knowledge of the power foods, with constant revelations of new superfoods every couple of years. These superfood recipes are taking over our health regimens due to their proven benefits and apparent affordability. What are superfoods? These foods have substantial nutrient content and antioxidants that benefit the body’s …

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Delicious AND Nutritious Summer Recipes!

Delicious AND Nutritious Summer Recipes!

Happy (& Yummy) Summer! Ahh, finally – it’s summertime, and the living is easy! That floaty, relaxed vibe is certainly in the air, as well as renewed excitement for all the glorious possibilities that life has to offer! We sure are feelin’ it. We’re sure that some of your plans include hitting the beach with friends, enjoying some fun gatherings at home, going abroad, and just kicking back with a …

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BōKU International

Boku International, with “Superfood for Pets,” Is Announced As A SCORE Championship Finalist

Ojai-based BōKU® International progresses to the final round of SCORE’s small business competition with a “superfood for pets” concept BōKU® Superfood, headquartered in Ojai, CA, entered the SCORE Small Business Championship with the hopes of making “superfood for pets” a reality. Currently, BōKU® has a range of organic, vegan powders, bars, and snacks for humans, but is hoping to expand their offerings to the animal members of the family. On …

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BōKU Bat Healthy Halloween Craft

Boku Bat Healthy Halloween Craft

  Finally – a time to play with your food! With Halloween right around the corner, this is a perfect small craft for your child and a great healthy alternative to candy to pass out at Halloween parties or even Halloween night! 1 BõKU® Super Bar Download image and Print in landscape mode Cut bat out of paper Attach Boku Bar to middle of paper using double sided tape or …

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4 Superfood Infused Holiday Cocktails You Have To Try!

4 Superfood Infused Holiday Cocktails You Have To Try!

As we all know, the holidays are prime time for allowing yourself extra indulgences you may not participate in year round. An extra helping here, a few extra chocolates there….and of course holiday cocktails will make an appearance at numerous gatherings or perhaps quiet evenings by the fire. We’re here to take a little guilt off your plate (or should we say, out of your glass?) this season! Superfoods aren’t …

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Boku Superfood Sparkling Water Recipe

3 Ways To Boost Sparkling Water With Superfood Ingredients

Why should you learn how to boost sparkling water. Because if you want something refreshing to drink, no major news flash here: soda is horrible for your health. In fact, drinking just one 12-ounce can of soda was found in a study to be associated with an 18% risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And drinking two sodas a day was associated with an 18% risk of developing a stroke.  …

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Umami Boku Superfood Seasoning

Boku Makes Forbes’ List of 35 Best Nourishing Functional Foods

BoKU Superfood was featured on Forbes in an article titled, “35 Nourishing Functional Foods To Add To Your Pantry.” Within the article, commentary from Reno Rolle was featured along with the Umami Seasoning, highlighting it is made with 20 medicinal mushrooms for a boost of flavor and nutrition.

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LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL: What’s Behind The TikTok Trend?

LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL: What’s Behind The TikTok Trend?

It’s good to see kids doing something healthy.  Drinking liquid chlorophyll is one of the biggest trends on TikTok, the short-form video social media app.  To date, #chlorophyll has generated over 200 million views. Video captions sing liquid chlorophyll’s praises for clearing up acne, helping with weight loss, eliminating body odor, increasing energy and nearly every health benefit under the sun, which is how plants use chlorophyll to obtain nutrients. More on …

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BōKU Immunity & Respiratory Wellness Products Featured In Forbes

BōKU Immunity & Respiratory Wellness Products Featured In Forbes

An article published yesterday at Forbes.com, authored by style & beauty editor Anna Haines, highlights some of the best natural products that may improve breathing and support respiratory health. Yours truly got a big shout out!  Here’s the mention we received: There is a long history of using essential oils for respiratory support. Going back to the times of Christ—the Three Wise Men who showed up with gifts for Jesus? …

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A New Year

A New Year, A New You With The Ketogenic (“Keto”) Diet

Ketogenic diets are one of the best ways to kickstart your New Year’s health resolutions. A keto diet may help you shed unwanted body fat, improve mental function as well as other health benefits. But many people experience the dreaded Keto Flu when first starting out. Here are some ways to avoid common Keto mistakes and Keto Flu.

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The BōKU Healthy Gift-Giving Guide

The BōKU Healthy Gift-Giving Guide

Not sure what to buy friends and family for the holidays? Give them the gift of health! Short of diamonds, nothing says I value our friendship more than superfoods!

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Why You Should Be Eating Pumpkins And Not Just In October

Why You Should Be Eating Pumpkins And Not Just In October

When we suggest consuming pumpkins all year, we’re not talking about pumpkin spice lattes (too much sugar) and pumpkin pie (half as much as a PSL but still too much). There are a few different ways to consume nutrient-dense pumpkins, which we consider a superfood. Find out why you should be eating lots of pumpkin and the easiest way to get it in your diet.

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Is Kombucha A Superfood Or Overhyped Health Elixir?

Is Kombucha A Superfood Or Overhyped Health Elixir?

Kombucha is one of the biggest health trends in recent years. The fermented sweet tea drink is popular because it contains probiotics. But is there more to the story? Is kombucha really the health elixir many people believe it to be?

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Keeping Insulin Levels Steady Is The Secret To Sustained Weight Loss. Here's 5 Ways To Do It.

Keeping Insulin Levels Steady Is The Secret To Sustained Weight Loss. Here’s 5 Ways To Do It.

In the $70 billion-plus battle of the bulge, counting calories and weighing food portions are the most common weapons used for dieting.  But there’s a far more powerful weight loss weapon. Let’s call it the “Diet X Factor” because if you can master it, you’ll not only enjoy sustained weight management, you’ll support your health in countless other ways. Unfortunately, most people only associate this weight loss X Factor with …

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The #1 Reason Most Diets Fail

The #1 Reason Most Diets Fail

You’ll never believe how many diets the average person tries. It’s way more than you think. Why can’t people find a diet that works long term. There are many reasons, but the number one reason is that most diets don’t teach this critical way to overcome cravings.

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Enter The BoKU Quarantine 15 Weight Loss Contest

Enter The BoKU Super Lean System Weight Loss Contest

  Have you put on some unwanted body weight recently? If so, no biggie. You may be able to get rid of it fast.   For the month of August, we’re running a weight loss contest. But before you enter the contest, read this blog post that’ll show you how you can lose “The Quarantine 15” quickly.  CONTEST PRIZES A free 30 day supply of Super Lean System (Superfood powder + Super …

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Overcoming The Injustice of Unequal Access To Healthy Foods

Overcoming The Injustice of Food Inequality

The COVID-19 pandemic and protests over deadly police brutality have shined the spotlight on racism and inequality.  One important facet of institutional racism is the lack of access to healthy foods in poor, minority communities. We address what some communities are doing to tackle food injustice.

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Why Vitamin C Is The Rockstar of Antioxidants. (Too Bad Most People Get The Wrong Kind.)

Why Vitamin C Is The Rockstar of Antioxidants. (Too Bad Most People Get The Wrong Kind.)

Can we all agree that vitamin C is a superstar antioxidant? But the sad thing about vitamin C is most people get their daily dose of this mega nutrient from artificial C, which the body doesn’t absorb nearly as well as full-spectrum real-deal C. Learn which sources of vitamin C are the best for health and which superfood C is the most delicious and potent C on the market.

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Meet Your Body’s Natural Antioxidants And The Superfoods That Spring Them Into Action

Meet Your Body’s Natural Antioxidants And The Superfoods That Spring Them Into Action

Eat your fruits, veggies and take your antioxidant supplements. Do this and you’ll stay healthy, right? Maybe. But just eating a salad or an orange or popping a vitamin C pill … there’s far more to the physiology behind the strength of your immune system. In fact, it’s only half the equation. Your ability to fight disease also depends on certain molecules in your body that act like vultures, scavenging …

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COVID-19 Update

We are continuing to process and dispatch orders. Higher than usual demand along with many of our staff operating remotely mean there may be some delays, but we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Stay healthy! 

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Fresh Air & Sunlight

The Therapeutic Benefits of Fresh Air & Sunlight

  Stuck at home for a while?  It could be worse. You could be in Italy.  But even there, viral videos show the country’s’ “gioia di vivere,” singing operatic national anthems in unison. And mind you, the glorious voices aren’t muffled from inside cloistered apartments with the windows closed but rather with windows ajar and residents crooning on balconies.  What’s the lesson here?  In Self-Quarantine? Get Plenty Of Fresh Air …

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ZZZZs For Immune Support

ZZZZs For Immune Support

Everybody knows that getting consistent, high-quality sleep is critical for mood, and brain function. But how exactly is sleep connected to immunity?

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Are Vegan Fast Food Burgers Healthy?

Are Vegan Fast Food Burgers Healthy?

Vegan burgers are all the rage. But just like anything else, not all vegan burgers are created equal. Learn which vegan burgers you should sink your teeth into, and which ones you may want to avoid like a regular fast food burger.

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How we almost went corporate and why we're glad we didn't!

How we almost went corporate and why we’re glad we didn’t!

As we round the bend to a new decade, all of us at Bōku wanted to express our immense gratitude for the incredible blessings we received in 2019 and the overwhelming excitement we feel for 2020 and beyond!   In the past year, we have gained nearly 500 new investors through StartEngine.  We also attracted an NBA Super-Star and forged strategic alliances with some of the world’s most respected brands. …

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5 Tips To Staying Healthy During Thanksgiving

5 Tips To Staying Healthy During Thanksgiving

The holiday season is already upon us, and soon it will be time to gather around the table with family and friends for a savory Thanksgiving feast. With the holiday season in full swing, what’s better than relaxing, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying some of your favorite seasonal foods? It’s safe to say that this is the season of overindulging in tasty treats. However, some of those yummy …

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The spice blend that will help you stick to your diet AND make your meals more nutritious (really).

The spice blend that will help you stick to your diet AND make your meals more nutritious (really).

What is Umami? Umami, also referred to as “The Fifth Taste,” is a Japanese term that describes the 5th flavor beyond sweet, sour, spicy and bitter and is often associated with the ubiquitous deliciousness of fat.   Crave what is good for you! You may already be the kind of person who craves veggies. On the other side of the spectrum, you might be the kind of person who refers …

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The spice blend that will help you stick to your diet AND make your meals more nutritious (really).

The spice blend that will help you stick to your diet AND make your meals more nutritious (really).

What is Umami? Umami, also referred to as “The Fifth Taste,” is a Japanese term that describes the 5th flavor beyond sweet, sour, spicy and bitter and is often associated with the ubiquitous deliciousness of fat.   Crave what is good for you! You may already be the kind of person who craves veggies. On the other side of the spectrum, you might be the kind of person who refers …

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3 reasons why we’re cheesin’ over BoKU Superfood

3 reasons why we’re cheesin’ over BoKU Superfood

Believe it or not, these are not models we paid to promote our superfood. This is a real life BoKU baby and her beautiful mama, grinning from ear to ear because BoKU makes you feel THAT GOOD. From baby, to mama, even to grandmama!  In fact, these beauts are the BoKU founders’ very own daughter and granddaughter. Why does BoKU make you feel so darn good you can’t help but …

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Super Shrooms

Boku Super Shrooms is a blend of the best mushroom species in the world. Our mushroom sources are within the United States and undergo thorough planting programs. They are all organic and have consistently rich ingredients. You will find a healthy dose of each of these mushrooms in a Boku Super mushrooms: Blazei Agarikon Artist’s conk Enoki Cordyceps Chaga Hiratake Lion’s mane Honey mushroom Poria Tremella Resishi Mesima Maitake Shiitake …

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Protein Rice Cakes

The history of rice cakes does not have proper documentation. This case may be because rice cakes are decently flexible food that could be created by anyone with a little creativity. Rice has been a staple food in Asian countries for approximately 7000 years. Currently, more than half of the world grows considers rice to be a primary constituent in meals. What are rice cakes? They are snacks made from …

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What to Expect From Matcha Green Tea Powder

What to Expect From Matcha Green Tea Powder

Are you in the market for Matcha green tea powder and other healthy foods? If so, you should turn nowhere else except Boku. Boku is a high quality health food store that sells top of the line healthy products that have the power to increase your overall health. Staying healthy in today’s day in age has never been harder due to a large number of unhealthy temptations out there. Making …

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Healthy Superfood

Do you enjoy Superfoods? If you are looking to add some organic Superfoods to your diet, try Boku Superfoods for all your needs. What are Superfoods? Superfoods are nutritionally dense, whole foods that are high in micro-nutrients and other unique compounds. Some of the Top 16 Superfoods are:   Dark leafy greens Berries Green Tea Eggs Legumes Nuts and Seeds Kefir (yogurt too) Garlic Ginger Turmeric (Curcumin) Olive Oil Sweet …

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Health Food Store Ojai

Are you looking for a health food store in Ojai? If so, Boku is the store that you have been searching high and low for. At Boku, we offer a wide selection of products that are crafted with the best ingredients to ensure that they provide the best health benefits. Staying healthy has never been more difficult because of the large number of temptations that are out there. Unhealthy lifestyle …

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Natural Bug Off Spray

Spending time outdoors during the summer months can be a great way to enjoy the nice weather and to soak up some sun. However, spending time outdoors usually means that you are going to have to deal with bugs and insects. Insect and bug bites can not only be irritating because they itch or are bothersome, but they are also irritating because they can become infected. There is nothing much …

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Wholesale Organic Superfood

Typically, you can find all the food nutrients in your local food store. You will have an array of foods that change according to seasons. You can work your budget around gaining holistic health by switching foods according to the time of year. The rule of thumb that we should eat healthy foods, whether raw or cooked, may be challenging to apply when you have a busy life. It will …

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4 reasons why you should be on shrooms every day!

4 reasons why you should be on shrooms every day!

No, we don’t mean the psychedelic kind. We don’t mean the ones you put on your salad either. We’re talking about Medicinal Mushrooms (sometimes also referred to as ‘Functional Mushrooms’).   This class of mushrooms has been creeping its way into more health conscious consumers’ lives for years now. But we aren’t the first ones to use the power of the fungi. This study-backed, healing treasure was celebrated by Ancient …

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Trace minerals: The easiest thing you’re not doing to feel your best.

Trace minerals: The easiest thing you’re not doing to feel your best.

  If you’re into a natural lifestyle you’ve most likely heard the word “trace minerals” thrown around from time to time. What are they and why do you need these little guys? Let’s break it down by answering three simple questions below. What are trace minerals and why do I need them? The human body requires dozens of minerals to function at its optimal level. Trace minerals include iron, chromium, …

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3 reasons to switch to NATURAL bug spray this summer!

3 reasons to switch to NATURAL bug spray this summer!

Summertime and the living’s easy. BBQ’s, lakeside hangouts, camping and….mosquitos. *Cue ominous music* To prevent you and your family from becoming a mosquito’s main course you might reach for some conventional bug spray, promising to keep you and your loved ones safe from mosquito bites and the potential diseases they carry. Look before you reach, as your bug spray might be hiding the dangerous chemical DEET (also listed on labels …

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Boku Golden Berries

Boku Golden Berries

The Inca-berry is indigenous to the high-altitude tropical regions of South America. This exotic and delicious fruit will not only tantalize your taste buds, but its array of health benefits puts it in a class of its own. Like tomatillo and cape berries, the Inca-berry is a small fruit with a glossy orange-yellow skin that is surrounded by papery leaves. Once the fruit is dried it has a distinctive bronze …

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Girl Power!

Girl Power!

Girl Power Finding balance as a woman in the dynamic world we live in is not an easy task. The mental stress of navigating your work life, personal time and relationships can take its toll. Combine that with hormonal fluctuations and unexpected change, and you have yourself a potent mystery cocktail, that does not always go down well. We believe that finding the sweet spot between health and happiness begin …

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Boku to Release Line of Hemp-Based Products!

Boku to Release Line of Hemp-Based Products!

With Valentine’s Day here, we first want to express our love and gratitude to all the supporters of Boku. This includes all those that have invested in our StartEngine Equity Crowdfunding campaign, which just hit 200 investors! With all that said, we have some very exciting news to share on the product front. Boku will be rolling out some cannabis-based superfood items that promise to disrupt and revolutionize this fast growing …

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Heart Healthy

Heart Healthy

Our wonderful hearts are what keep us alive and kicking. Hearts are filled with love and most importantly…blood! Here are some fun facts about your heart that you may not know! The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult. On average your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood to your organs and tissues each and every day. …

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Coco LOVE-Vegan Hot Chocolate from Boku!

Coco LOVE-Vegan Hot Chocolate from Boku!

Boku has created a vegan hot chocolate that will blow your mind! Everybody loves a steamy cup of Hot CO-CO. Whether your cozied up next to a fire in the mountains, or just want to drink something that takes you there, Hot coco is truly an experience worth drinking. What if you can have the taste of your childhood and the power of organic superfoods in one cup? 

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Boku Signs Endorsement Deal with N.B.A. Star Kyle Kuzma!

Boku Signs Endorsement Deal with N.B.A. Star Kyle Kuzma!

Boku Signs Endorsement Deal with N.B.A. Star Kyle Kuzma!

Some absolutely huge news – we have officially signed an endorsement contract with L.A. Laker super star Kyle Kuzma! Fans best know him as ‘Kuz’ and we’re so very proud to now call him part of the Boku family.

Kyle has been a longtime fan of our products and has experienced dramatic improvement in his on and off-the-court performance. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Kyle scored a career high 41 points last night against the Detroit Pistons and has personally credited Boku Superfood for this Super Human performance!

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Mariel Hemingway Now Officially a Boku Adviser!

Mariel Hemingway Now Officially a Boku Adviser!

Mariel Hemingway Now Officially a Boku Adviser! 

Ms. Hemingway and her tireless work will help us raise awareness of the role that superfoods can play in benefitting both physical and mental health. Our hope is that together we can help alleviate the effects of depression on our society while advocating superfoods and healthy living. 

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Super Foods To Treat Acne

Super Foods To Treat Acne

Pimples Though it is often worse in adolescence, and to be somewhat expected due to hormonal changes at that time, acne can happen to anyone at any time, and is a signal the body gives that something is out of balance. Getting embarrassed just adds to stress, which is one of the causes of acne ­­so smile anyway! Causes of Acne Acne begins in the follicles in the skin. At …

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Super Foods To Treat Allergies

Super Foods To Treat Allergies

Allergies Your immune system is designed to fight off potentially dangerous foreign substances that enter your body. In some people, certain substances called allergens cause the immune system to go overboard trying to fight them off, while in other people, the same allergens cause no reaction at all. Allergens can enter the body from the air (inhalant), from contact (hypersensitivity), or from foods (ingestion). Common allergens include the proteins in …

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Super Foods To Treat Sprains & Strains

Super Foods To Treat Sprains & Strains

Sprains & Strains Most active children and adults have experienced a strain or a sprain at least once in their lives. Many people don’t know the difference between the two injuries, however, since they share many of the same symptoms: pain, swelling, and bruising. Here are the exact definitions: A sprain is when a ligament, the tissue that connects bones together at joints, becomes stretched or torn; a strain is …

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Super Foods To Treat Ear Infection

Super Foods To Treat Ear Infection

Ear Infection For the most part, ear infections occur as a reaction to blowing the nose incorrectly, a reaction to an infusion of water from outside the ear, or an allergic response to milk or other allergenic agents. (The exception to this rule is if the person has a congenital­constitutional defect or a surgery­related injury). Our nose, eyes, mouth, throat, and ears are connected. Each ear has a tiny tube …

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Super Foods To Treat Eczema

Super Foods To Treat Eczema

Eczema Dermatitis / Skin Rash Eczema is a type of skin rash, or dermatitis, with some notable characteristics, including difficulty in eradicating it and its tendency to flare up somewhat violently, with Redness and itching Blistering Dry, flakey, or cracking skin Eczema can appear anywhere on the body, but common locations include the chest; skin folds, such as the breasts and buttocks, and the face. What Causes Eczema? Eczema has …

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Super Foods To Treat Dizziness

Super Foods To Treat Dizziness

Disequilibrium / Vertigo Dizziness is a feeling of being off balance or of disequilibrium, which could be described as spinning or a sense of falling. Vertigo is a specific form of dizziness often associated with heights or stressful situations. There are two types of vertigo. Subjective vertigo is when the person feels that he or she is spinning. Objective vertigo is when the person feels that objects are spinning around …

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Super Foods To Treat Edema

Super Foods To Treat Edema

Edema Ascites / Swelling Edema is the buildup of excessive amounts of fluid in the body, usually in the cells themselves. The fluid is generally water and salt, and is often associated with allergic reactions to food or environmental toxins. It can occur in the face, hands, feet, knees and other extremities, but can also cause brain swelling that leads to headaches, behavioral changes, and memory problems. Symptoms include: Bloating …

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Super Foods To Treat Energy Enhancement

Super Foods To Treat Energy Enhancement

Energy Enhancement Energy Drinks / Lethargy / Low Energy / Stimulants / Vitality High energy makes us feel better and younger, helps us get more done, and even stimulates creativity and will. Energy is the currency of our very life force. So how do we get more energy for the body and mind? How do food and other fuel sources translate into energy? And how do we increase the “octane” …

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Super Foods To Treat Diverticulitis

Super Foods To Treat Diverticulitis

Diverticulosis Diverticulitis, the result of the standard American diet, is a condition where balloon­like sacs or pouches form outward from the intestinal walls. The sacs can become inflamed, causing pain and other medical conditions. This condition is virtually nonexistent when a diet of whole foods, fruits, and vegetables is followed. Symptoms include: Abdominal pain (usually in the left lower quadrant) Excessive gas Poor elimination Constipation Diarrhea and mucus in stools …

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Super Foods To Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Super Foods To Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction ED / Impotence One of the most fashionable (and profitable) issues of the day, erectile dysfunction (ED) has led our society into a complicated game of biochemical manipulation. Using prescription medications to resolve a performance problem will almost certainly cause a biochemical tipping of the scales, resulting in other, possibly dangerous, problems down the road. Most of these medications concentrate on chemically increasing nitric oxide in your system, …

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Super Foods To Treat  Fainting

Super Foods To Treat Fainting

Fainting Blacking Out / Passing Out Fainting is a sudden and brief loss of consciousness, sometimes accompanied by sweating, anxiety, and heart palpitations. It can happen abruptly, without an apparent cause, and can progress to fainting spells over time. In the movies, fainting seems to be quite common, falling upon anyone who is shocked by sudden, surprising news. In fact, a combination of low blood sugar (or poor nutrition) and …

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Super Foods To Treat Digestive Cramps / Indigestion

Super Foods To Treat Digestive Cramps / Indigestion

Digestion All animals digest other organisms (plant, animal, or microorganisms) to convert them into the nutrients needed for life. Digestion usually begins with some kind of physical breakdown of the food. Humans, for example, chew food as the first stage of digestion. The food is then broken down further through chemical processes in the stomach and intestines. The entire multi­phase process takes about 24 hours for humans, which puts us …

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Super Foods To Treat  Farsightedness & Nearsightedness

Super Foods To Treat Farsightedness & Nearsightedness

Farsightedness & Nearsightedness Hyperopia Farsightedness is the inability to see objects up close, while the ability to see far away is unaffected. It is also known as hyperopia, and most common symptoms include: Difficulty seeing and working up close Blurred vision Eyestrain Headaches Inability to read for a long period of time  Nearsightedness is, of course, the opposite. But both are caused by similar deficiencies in the eye muscles. What …

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Super Foods To Treat  Fertility

Super Foods To Treat Fertility

Fertility Impotence / Sperm Count Almost 10 million couples in the united states suffer from fertility challenges, and about 40% of those are related to male sperm count issues. The remaining 60% has to do with female fertility issues. Either way, fertility enhancement is a big issue in the United States. Thankfully, almost half of all couples will eventually conceive, although not necessarily those who seek fertility treatments. About half …

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Super Foods To Treat Diarrhea

Super Foods To Treat Diarrhea

Diarrhea If you’re suffer from diarrhea, the first question is, what’s causing it? Sometimes diarrhea is a symptom of a larger problem. In most cases, diarrhea passes through the system in a few days at most, or is related to specific illnesses, such as flu or food allergy. If diarrhea continues for more than ten days, or if there is severe weight loss accompanying the symptoms, you should probably seek …

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Super Foods To Treat  Fibromyalgia

Super Foods To Treat Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is best defined as chronic muscle pain throughout the body. Many conventional physicians and physical therapists fail to realize that fibromyalgia is not due to physical inactivity, which can cause muscles to atrophy and weaken. Instead, it is most common in highly physically active people. There are two types of fibromyalgia: primary fibromyalgia, which occurs for no foreseeable reason, and post­traumatic fibromyalgia, which occurs as a result of …

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Super Foods To Treat  Fibrocystic Disease

Super Foods To Treat Fibrocystic Disease

Fibrocystic Disease Fibrosis Fibrosis is the formation of fibrous (fiber­-containing) tissues. Scar tissue is one kind of fibrous tissue. Enzymes digest scar tissue and reduce the buildup of fibrin (a protein that is deposited as filaments). Fibrin reduces the function and size of our organs as we age. More than 50% of women between the ages of 35 and 50 are prone to fibrocystic breast disease. In this form of …

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Super Foods To Treat Diabetes Mellitus - High Blood Sugar

Super Foods To Treat Diabetes Mellitus – High Blood Sugar

Diabetes Diabetes is all too common in the United States. The American diet is high in sugars, carbohydrates, and fats that cause or contribute to high blood sugar. Excess caffeine can, indirectly by way of the thyroid, contribute to hormonal imbalances that cause diabetes. Some of the symptoms include: Frequent urination Thirst Blurred vision Weight loss accompanied by increased appetite Fatigue Erectile dysfunction Headaches What Causes Diabetes? Simply put, diabetes …

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Super Foods To Treat Flatulence

Super Foods To Treat Flatulence

Flatulence Gas You don’t have to make up elaborate excuses (like blaming the dog) for flatulence after meals. And you don’t have to avoid eating those foods known for their musical properties. Beans can be giant culprit when it comes to flatulence (gas) because they are broken down into a certain sugar in your intestines that bacteria love to eat. When certain bacteria feast on this bean sugar, the waste …

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Super Foods To Treat Glaucoma

Super Foods To Treat Glaucoma

Glaucoma Glaucoma is one of the two most common cause of blindness in the United States, second only to cataracts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid pressure inside the eyeball, which can damage or completely destroy the retina and optic nerve. This first leads to a loss of peripheral vision, and then gradual blindness. Symptoms are usually gradual and progress slowly. These include: Narrowing of peripheral vision Headaches …

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Super Foods To Treat Gout

Super Foods To Treat Gout

Gout Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is an intensely painful disease, and in most cases affects only one joint. In 75% of cases, gout will attack the big toe; however, it can also affect other joints such as the ankle, heel, instep, knee, wrist, elbow, fingers, and spine. What Causes Gout? Although the exact cause of gout …

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Super Foods To Treat Hair (Graying)

Super Foods To Treat Hair (Graying)

Hair (Graying) Why is it that some people have healthy hair color well into their advanced years, while others go prematurely gray? Are there ways to prevent premature graying? How about natural graying that we tend to accept as a part of aging; is there a way to prevent that? Everyone wants to look young and coloring your hair might help you look and feel younger. But signs of graying …

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Super Foods To Treat Hair Loss

Super Foods To Treat Hair Loss

Hair Loss Alopecia / Female Hair Loss / Male Pattern Baldness Many men feel that hair loss is unavoidable, since it predominantly a genetic condition. But while the pattern associated with male pattern baldness may be predetermined, the rate of hair loss itself can be slowed down significantly. In fact, studies show that hair loss can be reversed in some cases. And while you may not experience a complete reversal …

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Super Foods To Treat Depression

Super Foods To Treat Depression

Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depression / Post Partum Depression / SAD Most of us will suffer from depression at some point in our lives. In most cases, it’s a passing malaise, associated with a particular event or cause. But for some, depression is a long­term visitor. Women suffer from depression twice as often as men do. It can affect your ability to function and cope in society and lead to …

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Super Foods To Treat Hangover

Super Foods To Treat Hangover

Hangover The “day after” often makes us wonder if the “night before” was worth it. Hangovers can be miserable experiences, and worse still, they can weaken our immune systems, digestive systems, and organ functions, making us vulnerable to disease and infections. Classic hangover symptoms include headache, fatigue, fogginess, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise. What Causes Hangovers? A hangover is caused by excess consumption of alcohol, which lowers …

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Super Foods To Treat Headaches

Super Foods To Treat Headaches

Headaches Migraine Headaches Probably the most common medical complaint in the Western world, just about everyone suffers from headaches at some point in their lives. Most believe their choices for curing themselves of this painful malady are limited to aspirin and non­aspirin pain relievers. But you have many alternatives in treating and preventing headaches that do not require traditional medicine. Migraine headaches are particularly disruptive. They are characterized by a …

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Super Foods To Treat Dehydration

Super Foods To Treat Dehydration

Dehydration Dehydration can be a factor in many health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, kidney stones and failure, failing vision, prostate problems, and ulcers. Many health experts believe that most Americans are in a constant state of being partially dehydrated. In simple terms, we don’t drink enough pure water. What Causes Dehydration? Classic dehydration can be caused by overexertion, excessive sweating, and just plain lack of drinking enough liquids. You …

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Super Foods To Treat Heart Disease

Super Foods To Treat Heart Disease

Heart Disease Heart disease remains the number one killer of adults in developed countries. When we think of heart disease, most people think of high blood pressure, arterial plaque, obesity, cholesterol, and all of the elements and conditions related to atherosclerosis. But coronary heart disease, while the most common form of heart failure, is only one of many different heart conditions. More than 25 million Americans are diagnosed with heart …

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Super Foods To Treat Heart Palpitations

Super Foods To Treat Heart Palpitations

Heart Palpitations Arrhythmia / Ectopia Have you heard the romantic notion that upon seeing a lover, one’s heart will “skip a beat?” This may not be far from the truth, as heart palpitations are quite common and can be brought on by strong emotion, fear, shock, panic, and the like—perhaps even the awe of seeing something beautiful. If your heart occasionally skips a beat, thumps, or races, it’s probably nothing …

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Super Foods To Treat Dandruff

Super Foods To Treat Dandruff

Dry Scalp / Psoriasis / Seborrheic Dermatitis Dandruff is not life threatening or even a serious health concern, but it can cause damage to your self­esteem. Skin cells on the scalp generally die and fall off every month or so, which rejuvenates the scalp. But in cases of dandruff, the skin cells turn­over at an accelerated rate, resulting in the unsightly white flakes in your hair and on your shoulders. …

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Super Foods To Treat Heartburn

Super Foods To Treat Heartburn

Heartburn Acid Indigestion / Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Although heartburn has nothing to do with the heart, the primary symptom is a burning sensation around the heart area, or just below the breast plate. It can rise into the esophagus and even affect the throat. For some, heartburn is an uncomfortable sensation. For others, it causes acute pain and damage to the esophagus, and it can last for days. Avoid …

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Super Foods To Treat Hemorrhoids

Super Foods To Treat Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids Approximately half of everyone older than 50 is afflicted to some degree by hemorrhoids, and almost 25% of those patients seek surgical treatments. A mild case usually only causes itching and irritation in the anal area, generally on the outside of the body. In many cases, blood may be visible on stools, coming from lesions in the anal tissues. Constipation or difficult bowel movements can worsen the condition and …

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Super Foods To Treat Cysts

Super Foods To Treat Cysts

Cysts There are many types of cysts and many locations where they may form on (or in) the body. In general, cysts are benign, non­cancerous, and harmless. But some can be irritating and unattractive, and some internal cysts can grow dangerously large. Cysts can form on the neck and upper part of the back; near joints, such as the wrists and knees, and in the ovaries, vagina, and breasts. Cysts …

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Super Foods To Treat Hepatitis

Super Foods To Treat Hepatitis

Hepatitis Hepatitis is a potentially serious condition that affects the liver and causes yellowing of the eyes and skin, fatigue, joint pain, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, fever, and dark or discolored urine. Hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and can be life threatening. What Causes Hepatitis? The most common cause of hepatitis is a viral infection. The hepatitis A virus is contagious and is found in human …

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Super Foods To Treat Cough

Super Foods To Treat Cough

Cough Coughing is a natural reaction to obstruction in the trachea or air passages. When a cough is associated with other cold symptoms, this obstruction is usually excess phlegm or mucus from the lungs or nasal passages. The mucus buildup results from bacteria or viruses in the body that have attacked the mucus membranes in an insidious effort to spread themselves to other humans (through contact, coughing, and sneezing). Chronic …

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Super Foods To Treat Herniated Disc

Super Foods To Treat Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc Spinal discs cushion the vertebrae, but if a disk’s outer shell weakens, part of the soft, inner core can bulge out. If the herniated disk presses on any of the many nerves that run along the spine, it can cause numbness, pain, weakness, incontinence, and loss of bowel control. Symptoms include pain in the general region of the herniated disc, sometimes with numbness, tingling, or weakness in the …

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Super Foods To Treat Corns

Super Foods To Treat Corns

Calluses Corns are painful growths on the outside of the foot. They look like wart­like bumps or hard fleshy knots on and around the toes. Corns can resemble infected calluses and warts and can become painful when pressure is applied to them. They also can swell up and become irritated. The usual treatment is to cut them away with a sharp instrument. What Causes Corns? Corns can result from poorly …

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Super Foods To Treat Herpes

Super Foods To Treat Herpes

Herpes Cold Sore / Fever Blister / HHV­6 / HSV The herpes virus comes in several forms, and all are epidemic, easily transferable, and leave the body more vulnerable to other diseases. Herpes is a virus family to avoid if possible, though this is difficult in today’s society. One of the most promising new treatment developments comes from India, in the form of Neem oil. Types of Herpes Herpes simplex …

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Super Foods To Treat Costipation

Super Foods To Treat Costipation

Irregularity / Laxatives / Lazy Bowel Syndrome / Slow Bowels Constipation, in a strict medical sense, refers to an inability to completely evacuate the rectum. In practical terms, however, constipation quite likely is an indication that the colon is clogged, sluggish, loaded with poison, and malfunctioning. Cleansing your colon is the most critical step in improving your health! Purging accumulated toxins and waste from your body and restoring normal waste removal …

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Super Foods To Treat Colon & Intestinal Health

Super Foods To Treat Colon & Intestinal Health

Bowel Health / Colon Cleanse / Colonics / Colon Therapy / Enema The colon and bowels are probably among the worst cared for parts of the body by most Americans. Our dietary habits create a host of intestinal problems, including the presence of more than a hundred different kinds of worms and parasites, clogged and sluggish plumbing, and colon cancer and other serious intestinal diseases. Want more possibilities? Here’s the …

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Super Foods To Treat Conjunctivitis

Super Foods To Treat Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis is also called pink eye, and is easily identified by the characteristic pink on the cornea of the eye. It is due to an irritation of the mucus membrane that lines the eyes and eyelids. Symptoms include: Pain, irritation, and itching in the eye Discharge and watery eyes Swelling around the eyes Sensitivity to light  In addition, the eyelids can sometimes stick together, especially after sleeping or napping. …

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Super Foods To Treat Colds

Super Foods To Treat Colds

Colds Colds come in two forms: viral (caused by any one of 200 different viruses) and bacterial. Either way, they are easily spread from person to person. A handshake, contact with a door knob, sneezes, and coughs are all potential transmitters of cold viruses. If you are often around kids, your chances of catching colds are higher than most. The infectious bacteria or virus usually enters through the nose or …

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Super Foods To Treat Hiccups

Super Foods To Treat Hiccups

Hiccups Sarsaparilla, taken as a tea boiled for twenty minutes, or as an extract or capsule, can help prevent contracting oral and genital herpes if you are exposed. It also helps keep outbreaks under control. Neem also prevents and controls oral and genital herpes. It has a challenging taste and smell and stains whatever it touches. It can be added to massage oil and rubbed on the genitals and used …

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Super Foods To Treat Hives

Super Foods To Treat Hives

Hives Dermographia / Heat Rash / Urticaria / Wheals Hives normally appear as raised bumps on the skin, usually white with red patches around them, like welts or insect bites. However, different forms of this condition can appear as red streaks or lines on the skin. They usually appear in the upper body area, the chest, back, and arms, but they can occur anywhere on the body, including the hands …

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Super Foods To Treat Cold Intolerance

Super Foods To Treat Cold Intolerance

Chills / Cold Sensitivity / Shivers Tired of always having to wear an extra sweater or jacket wherever you go? Do you avoid movie theaters because you’re always shivering in your seat from the freezing temperatures? Well, there’s a cure and it’s easy to come by. If you are frequently cold or get cold easily, suffering from chills, shivering, and cold intolerance, natural therapies can be very effective. Extreme sensitivity …

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Super Foods To Treat Human Papilloma Virus

Super Foods To Treat Human Papilloma Virus

Human Papilloma Virus HPV / Cervical Cancer / Genital Warts / Plantar Warts / Vaginal Warts Since its discovery in recent years, HPV has become a hot topic. It is the only known cause of cervical cancer in women. As a sexually transmitted infection (STI), the HPV virus is more common among younger and more sexually active adults. An estimated 20 million people have HPV in the United States. Since …

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Super Foods To Treat Hypoglycemia

Super Foods To Treat Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia Low Blood Sugar See also Adrenal Imbalance, Blood Pressure (Low), Candida Hypoglycemia can make a person feel he is losing his mind, causing confusion, mental imbalance, emotional outbursts, and sudden changes, low moods appearing when blood sugar dips, fears, and forgetfulness. It causes the shakes, general lack of energy, heart palpitations, and the constant need to lie down—but often causing insomnia. Other symptoms include blurry vision and the sudden …

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Super Foods To Treat Immune System Health

Super Foods To Treat Immune System Health

Immune System Health Recovery from Illness / Viral Immunity In a strict medical sense, the immune system is not actually one of the body’s systems, like the cardiovascular system or the nervous system. The immune system is a set of byproducts produced by the proper and balanced functioning of the organs and body systems perhaps even the proper functioning of the whole person: mentally, emotionally, and physically. There is a …

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Super Foods To Treat Cirrhosis

Super Foods To Treat Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis Cirrhosis refers to any organ that has chronic interstitial inflammation. It can be a leading cause of chronic liver disease, and is often found by the abnormal changes in liver cells that cause hardening and inflammation of the organ itself. As a result of cirrhosis, the liver becomes damaged and cannot perform well. This can become a long­term problem before you even realize there is a problem, because there …

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Super Foods To Treat Infection (Bacterial)

Super Foods To Treat Infection (Bacterial)

Infection (Bacterial) Urinary Infections Bacteria are single­celled microorganisms that reproduce by dividing. Commonly treated by antibiotics (which don’t work against viral infections, by the way), they constantly mutate into new forms that are not responsive to antibiotics, called MRSD. It is more important now than ever to keep our bodies in infection­fighting condition. Bacteria enter a body to break down cells when they are dying, taking advantage of a weak …

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Super Foods To Treat Infection (Viral)

Super Foods To Treat Infection (Viral)

Infection (Viral) Some say that there are two types of organisms on this planet— productive, self­sufficient organisms, and the parasites that live off them. Viruses are like the parasites. They live off of other organisms, taking advantage their weaknesses. The weaker and more vulnerable an organism, the more prone it is to picking up viruses as long­term passengers. In many ways, a weak immune system is an invitation to viral …

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Super Foods To Treat Inflammation

Super Foods To Treat Inflammation

Inflammation Anti­Inflammatories Joint PainInflammation is implicated in many illnesses. Where the inflammation occurs is what gives an illness a particular label, from Alzheimer’s, arthritis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease to heart and arterial disease. Causes of Inflammation A wound can become inflamed without adequate hygiene, so it’s best to keep them clean, with a golden seal paste and a bandage. Any part of the body can …

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Super FoodsTo Treat Chronic Fatigue

Super FoodsTo Treat Chronic Fatigue

Epstein­Barr Syndrome / Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) Chronic fatigue is commonly associated with overuse of the adrenal gland, known as adrenal exhaustion. Stress, the excess use of artificial stimulants (including caffeine), and viruses (including herpes virus 6 and Epstein­Barr virus) can all cause chronic fatigue. But chronic fatigue syndrome is not so simple. It may also be caused by other viruses, immune system disorders, or low blood pressure. In …

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Super Foods To Treat Insomnia

Super Foods To Treat Insomnia

Insomnia Sleep Disorders Insomnia is a type of sleep disorder with a variety of causes. Our bodies need an average of 8 hours of sleep a night; without it, our minds and bodies do not function at full capacity. Also, lack of sleep affects our muscle tone, immunity, and mood. If it progresses, it can lead to adrenal depletion and a viscous cycle of sleeplessness and hormone imbalances. Biochemical Causes of …

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Super Foods To Treat Jet Lag

Super Foods To Treat Jet Lag

Jet Lag Dysrhythmia You may land at your faraway destination in a startlingly different mood than when you left home, feeling ill or out of sorts, tired, ready to go to bed, but unable to sleep. You may experience uncharacteristic irritability and mental processes, brain fog, and difficulty with orientation. You may feel the varied sensations of dehydration such as muscle aches, confusion, and heavy headedness. Your appetite may be …

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Super Foods To Treat Kidney Stones

Super Foods To Treat Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones Gravel / Renal Calculi The pain caused by passing a kidney stone is infamous. But worse things can happen. Kidney stones are crystallized minerals formed from deposits in urine and can be as small as a grain of salt. The larger ones, however, can become lodged in the urinary tract, backing up the flow of urine in the system and causing a great deal of pain. There may …

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Super Foods To Treat Laryngitis

Super Foods To Treat Laryngitis

Laryngitis Hoarse Voice   Some people get laryngitis every couple of years, while others almost never get it. It’s characterized by a hoarseness in the voice or, in serious cases, complete lack of ability to speak. It is often associated with colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other conditions. What Causes Laryngitis? Usually caused by bacteria or viral infection, laryngitis can be triggered by exposure to viruses and bacteria, overuse of …

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Super Foods To Treat Liver & Gallbladder Health

Super Foods To Treat Liver & Gallbladder Health

Liver & Gallbladder Health Fatty Liver / Gallstones / Liver Cleanse The liver is one of the body’s most important organs. It is responsible for cleaning the blood of impurities, aiding in digestion, and is essential in the process of waste elimination. Toxins build up in the liver and gallbladder and are eliminated into the colon. That is, if everything is functioning normally. You can imagine that a damaged liver …

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Super Foods To Treat Cholesterol

Super Foods To Treat Cholesterol

Bad Cholesterol (LDL) / Fat / Fatty Acids / Good Cholesterol (HDL) / Lipoproteins There’s a good and bad story with cholesterol. Cholesterol, in the right quantities, is vital for life. High­density lipoprotein (HDL) is good cholesterol. Low­density lipoprotein (LDL) is bad cholesterol. That’s the easy part of the story. From there, and with the involvement of your liver, the cholesterol story becomes quite chemically complex. So, without going into …

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Super Foods To Treat Macular Degeneration

Super Foods To Treat Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration One of the most common eye and sight degenerative problems, macular degeneration is associated with age, particularly with those over 55. In macular degeneration, the retina is slowly destroyed, leading to first a lack of focus and eventually blindness. There are two types of macular degeneration: Dry degeneration, the most common type, shows up with a buildup of debris beneath the retina. Wet degeneration is the result of …

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SuperFoods To Treat Chapped Lips

SuperFoods To Treat Chapped Lips

Angular Cheilitis Anyone who has spent time skiing, hiking, or just relaxing outdoors has probably experienced chapped lips at some point. This condition, which ranges from slightly annoying to extremely painful, is associated with drying of the lips from weather exposure. Lip salves and balms can help prevent and even heal chapped lips. If you suffer from painful, even bleeding cracks and splits in your lips, especially at the corners …

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Super Foods To Treat Menopause

Super Foods To Treat Menopause

Menopause Change of Life / Climacteric Menopause is the cessation of menstruation with age (though it can also occur suddenly from a hysterectomy). It occurs when the ovaries stop producing estrogen, causing the reproductive system to gradually shut down. Many women, especially in countries with more natural lifestyles, make it through menopause almost effortlessly, so it is a myth that this time of life must be brutal. In Europe and …

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Super Foods To Treat Cellulite

Super Foods To Treat Cellulite

Cellulite The bane of many women’s beauty programs, cellulite has become a national obsession. About 95% of all adult women have some cellulite on their body. It is responsible for a huge part of the billion­dollar cosmetic surgery industry and is the reason many women will not wear bathing suits or appear at beaches or swimming pools. So much grief caused by a single villain. How can we eradicate it? …

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Super Foods To Treat Menstrual Cramps

Super Foods To Treat Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps Dysmenorrhea Thirty to fifty percent of women in the United States suffer from menstrual cramps, and at least 10% have such severe menstrual symptoms that they inhibit them from participating in their normal activities. These symptoms include not only abdominal pains, but also backache, nausea, and pain in the inner thighs. What Causes Menstrual Cramps? For a long time, experts were unsure. Now, experts know that a decline in …

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Super Foods To Treat Mitral Valve Prolapse

Super Foods To Treat Mitral Valve Prolapse

 Mitral Valve Prolapse Floppy Valve Syndrome / MVP The mitral valve is a piece of tissue that keeps blood that is leaving the heart from coming back into the heart. It’s a one­way valve that keeps blood moving away from the heart. In about 10% of the population (most often occurring in very slender people), the valve becomes deformed and cannot close correctly, causing blood to leak back into the …

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Super Foods To Treat Cataracts

Super Foods To Treat Cataracts

 Cataracts  More than half of all Americans over 50 have some form of cataracts, and nearly everyone over the age of 70 has them. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss. They are opaque, or blurry, spots on the eye lens. They don’t improve and they don’t go away. Depending on the severity of the cataract, vision loss can be significant. Surgical procedures are available for repairing or replacing …

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Super Foods To Treat Mononucleosis

Super Foods To Treat Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis Glandular Fever / Kissing Disease / Mono / Pfeiffer’s Disease Mononucleosis, AKA mono or the kissing disease, has an interesting side note. By the time a person reaches the age of 30, there is a 96% chance that they have had mono in one way or another, whether felt as an overwhelming weakness or a mild malaise. Most people in the latter category don’t even realize that they had …

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Super Foods To Treat Mood Disorders

Super Foods To Treat Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders Mood disorders, an umbrella term used to describe mental/emotional disorders such as clinical depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, and anxiety/panic disorder, are epidemic in modern society. Mental illness affects approximately 44 million Americans, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), making it one of the most common illnesses affecting public health. Due to the high incidence of mental illness today, prescriptions for Prozac and …

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Super Foods To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Super Foods To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) / Repetitive Motion Syndrome / Tendonitis Do you spend your days typing or performing other repetitive motions? If so, then you may be at risk of acquiring carpal tunnel syndrome. This is especially true if you are a woman, because the hormonal changes associated with menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are linked to the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. Although people afflicted with CTS appear to have …

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Super Foods To Treat Mucus

Super Foods To Treat Mucus

Mucus Congestion / Phlegm / Runny Nose Mucus is a reaction of the body to toxins or bacteria either entering or exiting the body. It is designed to trap the toxins in the membranes close to body openings and prevent them from getting farther into the body. In the digestive system, mucus lubricates food passing down the esophagus. In the respiratory system, it prevents foreign matter from entering the body. …

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Super Foods To Treat Cardiovascular Health

Super Foods To Treat Cardiovascular Health

Arterial Stenosis / Atherosclerosis Cardio (meaning heart) vascular (referring to all the vessels throughout your body that carry blood, including arteries) health is generally the same basic idea: reducing the plaque, fatty deposits, and cholesterol that clog and narrow the arteries (called arterial stenosis) and restrict blood flow to the heart and brain. A healthy cardiovascular system includes normal blood pressure and circulation—especially during moments of exercise or exertion. Cardiovascular …

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Super Foods To Treat Muscle Aches & Cramps

Super Foods To Treat Muscle Aches & Cramps

Muscle Aches & Cramps When you experience a muscle cramp, you know it. It can be a painful sensation, especially in the feet or legs. If you are an athlete or work out often, then you dramatically increase your chances of getting them. But a few simple precautions will eradicate cramps. What Causes Muscle Cramps? Muscle cramps often are caused by dehydration and/or muscle fatigue, as well as nutritional deficiency. …

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Super Foods To Treat Nail Fungus

Super Foods To Treat Nail Fungus

Nail Fungus Nail fungus is easy to get and difficult to get rid of. Some people live with permanent black spots on their toenails because they don’t know how, or haven’t been successful, at killing the fungus that grows there. Fungus thrives in damp, dark environments, so it’s no surprise that our feet are prime real estate for fungi to settle in and raise their families. Closed­toe shoes and damp, …

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Super Foods To Treat Candida

Super Foods To Treat Candida

Candida Albicans / Thrush / Yeast Infection The fungi that cause Candida are present in almost everyone; in the mouth, intestines, and vagina. Normally, these fungi live harmoniously with the rest of the body’s flora. However, when they are allowed to grow out of control, they can cause the condition known as Candida, or yeast infection. Vaginal candidiasis, or vaginal yeast infection, will affect three­fourths of all women in America—many …

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Super Foods To Treat Oral Ulcers

Super Foods To Treat Oral Ulcers

 Oral Ulcers Canker Sore / Aphthous Stomatitis / Aphthous Ulcer A mouth ulcer is a very painful open sore inside the mouth, caused by a break in the mucus membrane. Don’t panic—these sores are not herpes. They start with tingling and burning, then form a red bump, which opens up into an ulcer, also called a canker sore. The ulcer is light colored with a red border. They sometimes have …

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Super Foods To Treat Osteoporosis

Super Foods To Treat Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis With Osteoporosis, a person’s bones become less dense and more fragile. Women who have gone through menopause have osteoporosis most often because hormone changes make it harder for the body to absorb calcium. People with osteoporosis are unusually vulnerable to breaking bones. As people age, they also tend to lose muscle mass around the skeletal structure, which adds to the problem. What Causes Osteoporosis? Generally, hormone imbalance is the …

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Super Foods To Treat Cancer

Super Foods To Treat Cancer

Cancer We all have cancer cells. The disease we call cancer means that the immune system has failed to kill these naturally occurring cancer cells before they got out of control and proliferated. Overwhelming evidence suggests that cancer is location­specific. That is, it’s associated more with environment (foods and exposure to different substances) than with heredity. Since cancer rates are highest in developed countries, an obvious conclusion is that it …

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Super Foods To Treat Poison Oak/Ivy

Super Foods To Treat Poison Oak/Ivy

Poison Oak/Ivy If you hike or go camping, there’s a good chance you’ve run into the infamous sting of poison oak or ivy. Kids and pets have a natural ability to run through patches of the stuff and bring it back into the house, where it can make contact with the rest of the family. The best thing you can do is educate yourself and your children on how to …

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Super Foods To Treat Butter vs. Margarine

Super Foods To Treat Butter vs. Margarine

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil / Trans Fat The age­old controversy about the use of butter or margarine continues, even though studies are now conclusive about the negative effects of margarine. The price you pay for a few grams’ reduction in saturated fats by using margarine could be catastrophic to your health. The following are some sobering facts about butter vs. margarine: Both butter and margarine have the same amount of calories. …

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Super Foods To Treat Premenstrual Syndrome

Super Foods To Treat Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS / Periodic Mood Swings / Premenstrual Tension (PMT) Today, PMS still is often misunderstood and mistreated. Unfortunately, conventional medicine tends to emphasize treatment of PMS symptoms rather than the hormonal imbalance that is the true underlying cause. PMS is not a disease but a syndrome; that is, it is a pattern of symptoms that may or may not have a logical connection. Symptoms vary from woman to …

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Super Foods To Treat Prostate Health

Super Foods To Treat Prostate Health

Prostate Health Prostate Cancer / Prostate Infection / Prostatitis The size of a mere walnut, the prostate gland is small but critically important to men’s health. It produces semen, the fluid that carries sperm from the testicles, and it regulates the flow of urine from the urinary tract, or urethra. It also comes into contact with the rectal cavity and the bladder. According to Dr. Earl Mindell, almost every man …

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Super Foods To Treat Bursitis

Super Foods To Treat Bursitis

Bursitis Bursitis is an inflammation of the cavities around your body’s muscles and tendons. These cavities are filled with a lubricating (synovial) fluid, and are the area where friction is most likely to occur, especially over the bony regions of the body. The inflammation can cause severe and long­term pain if in an advanced state. Symptoms include: Localized pain and muscle ache Swelling and redness Low range of motion in …

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Super Foods To Treat Receding Gums

Super Foods To Treat Receding Gums

Receding Gums Receding gums are generally associated with aging, and dentists assert that a certain amount of receding is expected with age. But you can slow down the process and keep your gums healthy for longer. Receding gums can be painful. They can expose dental nerves, making you sensitive to hot and cold foods, brushing, and even using a toothpick. Touching the exposed nerve can be like receiving an electric …

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Super Foods To Treat  Restless Leg Syndrome

Super Foods To Treat Restless Leg Syndrome

 Restless Leg Syndrome Electric Leg Syndrome / RLS People who suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS) often don’t know they have a specific condition, what is causing it, or that many others suffer from it as well. But RLS is quite common and more information is coming to light about it every year. Now, just the phrase “restless leg syndrome” often causes a cry of recognition from sufferers when they …

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Super Foods To Treat Burns

Super Foods To Treat Burns

Blisters The most common form of burn is from simple heat from the sun, fire, or other hot object. The same heat that can cook your food can dry out and burn your skin, causing redness, blistering, tissue damage, and scarring. Burns can also be caused by chemicals, electricity, and radiation. A first­degree burn damages only the skin tissue. These can usually be treated at home with natural remedies and …

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Super Foods To Treat  Sexual Dysfunction

Super Foods To Treat Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Dysfunction Frigidity / Lack of Orgasm / Premature Ejaculation Are you perfectly happy and satisfied between the sheets? Is your partner? Sexual dysfunction is more common than most people like to admit. For men, it involves a number of issues, including, erectile dysfunction (covered in its own section), premature ejaculation, frigidity, obsession, compulsion, and sex addiction. For women, sexual dysfunction includes such conditions as frigidity, vaginal dryness, inability to …

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Super Foods To Treat Bruising

Super Foods To Treat Bruising

Contusions / Ecchymoses Bruising is often associated with physical activity, sports, or youthful activities. But any substantial bump or fall can generate damage to the blood capillaries, causing blood to spread into surrounding tissues. Minor bruises caused by injuries generally go away in three to 10 days, depending on the seriousness of the injury and external factors (diet, for example). Some people are more susceptible to bruising and may benefit …

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Super Foods To Treat Snoring

Super Foods To Treat Snoring

Snoring About 40 million Americans snore, causing untold damage to relationships and plenty of lost sleep. When you snore, the fleshy areas of the throat, such as the uvula, vibrate. This vibration causes the buzzing, gargling, rattling, and wheezing sounds known as snoring. Snoring is twice as common in men as in women, but women and children also snore. The figures for men are surprisingly high: 20% of men aged …

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Super Foods To Treat  Sore Throat

Super Foods To Treat Sore Throat

Sore Throat  Sore throats often mark the onset of colds and flu, so it’s important to eradicate them as soon as they appear. Left untreated, even for a just few hours, they can grow out of control and affect, even threaten, the tonsils. In many cases, they may develop into more serious throat conditions and coughs. Scratching or itching sensations in the back of the throat are generally signs of …

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Super Foods To Treat Bronchitis

Super Foods To Treat Bronchitis

Bronchitis That deep, dry or wet cough associated with inflammation of the bronchial airways might be bronchitis. Even minimal symptoms of bronchitis can lead to chronic bronchitis, and if left untreated, could develop into pneumonia. Acute bronchitis usually results from a cold, flu, sinusitis, or viral infection. Chronic bronchitis (long­lasting and severe) can develop after a case of acute bronchitis (severe), and can include wheezing or breathlessness. Other symptoms include …

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Super Foods To Treat  Sprains & Strains

Super Foods To Treat Sprains & Strains

Sprains & Strains Most active children and adults have experienced a strain or a sprain at least once in their lives. Many people don’t know the difference between the two injuries, however, since they share many of the same symptoms: pain, swelling, and bruising. Here are the exact definitions: A sprain is when a ligament, the tissue that connects bones together at joints, becomes stretched or torn; a strain is …

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Super Foods To Treat Breast Cancer

Super Foods To Treat Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer One out of every 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer. It is the second most prominent cancer in women, next to lung cancer. A serious and almost epidemic problem in the U.S., it makes the top ten list of causes of death for women in this country. Although breast cancer affected less than 1%of the U.S. population in 1960, today it affects almost 12%. …

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Super Foods To Treat  Stress

Super Foods To Treat Stress

 Stress  Many experts believe that unhealthy stress is the number one cause of disease and poor health. Scientists agree that stress causes actual brain chemistry cal changes, and these changes can influence your health. Stress is or may be a contributing factor in everything from backaches and insomnia to cancer, heart disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. High blood pressure, heart …

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Super Foods To Treat  Stroke

Super Foods To Treat Stroke

Stroke  When a person has a stroke, the brain’s function is reduced because of injured brain cells. A stroke usually begins when a blood clot or clot of bacteria forms and moves to the brain and blocks the blood flow to areas of the brain. A blood clot also may begin in the brain itself, in a plaque­ clogged artery, or the brain may hemorrhage due to age, high blood …

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Super Foods To Treat Body Odor

Super Foods To Treat Body Odor

Bromhidrosis The antiperspirant industry is worried that people may boycott their products because of the toxic metals they contain, and they should be worried. But how can we continue to smell sweet and fresh unless we use them? Must we cover up our natural odor with highly scented oils or perfumes? Is bad body odor a sign of bad health? To answer these questions, it’s important to realize that body …

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Super Foods To Treat  Sunburn

Super Foods To Treat Sunburn

Sunburn In the past 30 years, the development of the ozone hole in the Earth’s atmosphere has allowed more of the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun to reach the Earth and our skin. Without the full ozone protection, we are more prone to sunburn. If you are vacationing or live in a sunny climate, be sure to take precautions when going out into the sun. Even dark­skinned people …

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Super Foods To Treat  Thyroid Imbalance

Super Foods To Treat Thyroid Imbalance

 Thyroid Imbalance Goiter / Hyperthyroidism / Hypothyroidism / Iodine Deficiency The thyroid is associated with many different diseases, but they all fall into two basic categories: under active thyroid (too little hormone production) and overactive thyroid (too much hormone production). Under active thyroid, or hypothyroidism, is by far the more common of the two. In fact, hypothyroidism is fast becoming an epidemic in the United States, affecting well over 50% …

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Super Foods To Treat Blood Pressure (Low)

Super Foods To Treat Blood Pressure (Low)

Hypotension Low blood pressure is not as common or as potentially serious as high blood pressure and many consider it a healthy condition. But low blood pressure can be problematic in terms of low energy, sensitivity to cold (and cold extremities), dizziness when suddenly sitting or standing, and circulation disorders, such as baldness and skin problems.considered to be hereditary, but other factors may be involved, including diet and breathing habits …

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Super Foods To Treat Ulcers (Stomach)

Super Foods To Treat Ulcers (Stomach)

Ulcers (Stomach)  Ulcers are painful but common lesions in the stomach or duodenum lining, leading to dull stomachaches, bloating, nausea, and sometimes weakness and severe pain with vomiting, occasionally with blood. Call your doctor if symptoms are severe or if there is blood, as your stomach may be perforated. Causes of Ulcers Ninety percent of all ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria, but a little­known cause of stomach ulcers …

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Super Foods To treat Blood Pressure (High)

Super Foods To treat Blood Pressure (High)

Hypertension Blood pressure is measured by two types of blood activity: the pressure of the pulses of blood in your veins (systolic) and the pressure between pulses (diastolic). Experts now believe that there is not a single normal blood pressure for everyone, but that “normal” may vary depending on the person. The values considered safe and normal for most people, however, ranges from 90/60 to 139/89. If you are on …

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Super Foods To Treat Bird Flu

Super Foods To Treat Bird Flu

Avian Flu / Avian Influenza Each year, 36,000 Americans and approximately one million people worldwide die from influenza (flu). These numbers, however, pale in comparison to the influenza pandemic of 1918, which first swept like wildfire through Europe, then claimed an estimated 675,000 Americans and 50 million worldwide. Many experts agree that the world may be due for another influenza pandemic. The buzz surrounding the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, …

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Superfoods To Treat Urinary Infections

Superfoods To Treat Urinary Infections

Urinary Infections Bladder Infection About six million Americans are treated for urinary tract infections (UTIs) each year. Women are more likely to develop UTIs than men because there is less urethral distance for infectious organisms to travel from the outside of the body. The first symptoms are lower back pain, the need to urinate frequently and urgently, while producing only a small amount of urine, and a bit of pain …

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Super Foods To Treat  Varicose Veins

Super Foods To Treat Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins Varicose veins are much more common in women, leading some experts to believe that the disorder may be related to hormones. The culprit may also be wearing high heel shoes, which cause the blood to pool in the calves. Men aren’t immune to varicose veins, however. They’re much more noticeable on women, since women tend to shave their legs, yet varicose veins can cause painful throbbing and cramps …

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Super Foods To Treat  Waistline

Super Foods To Treat Waistline

Bloating Not all problem areas for fat are the same. Where you have fat is just as important as how much you have. Experts agree that it’s much healthier to be shaped like a pear, with fat accumulating around the hips and thighs, than to be shaped like an apple, with fat accumulating around the waistline. Research shows that people who store body fat around their waists have an increased …

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Super Foods To Treat  Warts

Super Foods To Treat Warts

Warts Warts are contagious skin tumors, bumps, or growths that are most commonly found on hands and feet. They typically disappear after a few months, but can last a lifetime, and can also recur. Certain types of warts, depending on location and cause, can be contagious from body region to body region, but are not transferable between species (so don’t worry about touching a frog). Warts can occur singly or …

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Super Foods To Treat Weight (Over)

Super Foods To Treat Weight (Over)

Obesity / Overweight Being overweight is the single biggest health risk in the United States. Fifteen percent of American kids are obese, or more than 35 pounds overweight. Thirty­seven percent of all Americans are obese. Eight percent of Americans are morbidly obese, or more than 100 pounds overweight. Being overweight makes people susceptible to illness and debilitating diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Obesity also is associated with …

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Superfoods To Treat Beriberi

Superfoods To Treat Beriberi

Wernicke­Korsakoff Syndrome Beriberi is a vitamin deficiency condition that can lead to mental, physical, and cardiovascular problems over time. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and may include: Memory loss Heart pain Poor cold tolerance Slow learning and mental confusion Vomiting Nausea Poor digestion Tachycardia (rapid heart rate) Fatigue and irritability Whiteheads on the face and upper torso   Extreme cases can lead to heart attack. Cardiovascular beriberi (Wernicke­Korsakoff …

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Super Foods To Treat Wounds

Super Foods To Treat Wounds

Wounds We all want open­skin wounds to heal as quickly as possible, and keeping healthy overall, getting plenty rest and nutritious foods, avoiding chemicals both internally and externally, and keeping the wound clean and covered will help enhance the wound­healing process. Each wound goes through a natural healing stage, and no matter how well you treat it, you can expect some tingling, itching, and puffiness in the Inflammation process, blood …

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Superfoods To Treat Bee Stings & Insect Bites

Superfoods To Treat Bee Stings & Insect Bites

Bee Stings & Insect Bites For most of us, bee stings present only temporary discomfort and a few normal, physical reaction to the sting venom: swelling, redness, and itching around the sting area. Children are often inflicted with bee stings because of their proclivity for playing outdoors and possibly disturbing the bees. Normally, bees and even wasps are not aggressive and you can walk around them without fear of being …

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Super Foods To Treat Bad Breath

Super Foods To Treat Bad Breath

Halitosis Bad breath, also known as halitosis or oral malodor, is something of a preoccupation for many people. Almost everyone suffers from occasional “temporary” bad breath in the morning (morning breath) or during the day because of certain foods. Americans spend millions of dollars each year on products designed to “cover up” the bad smell in their mouths, to keep from offending friends and colleges. Breath mints, chewing gum, mouth …

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Super Foods To Treat Back Pain

Super Foods To Treat Back Pain

Backache The second leading reason for visits to the doctor in the United States is back pain. Almost 80% of the U.S. population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Many of them will end up on dangerous and potentially addictive pain medications and will eventually end up having surgery, steroid injections, and other invasive procedures—often continuing for years. Research shows that most of the 25,000 …

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Super Foods To Treat Autoimmune Disorder

Super Foods To Treat Autoimmune Disorder

Autoimmune Disorder Normally, your body’s immune system knows to attack foreign agents and leave your own tissues alone. Sometimes, however, a person’s immune system can no longer differentiate between foreign cells and the body’s own cells; it then and attacks the body it is supposed to protect. This is called autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders encompass a number of diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogrens syndrome, vitiligo, polymyalgia rheumatica, pernicious anemia, Addison’s …

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Super Foods To Treat Athlete’s Foot

Super Foods To Treat Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot  If you work out, play sports, run, or engage in frequent exercise, you’re liable to know what athlete’s foot (or foot fungus) is like. It’s a common fungal infection that affects millions of people on a frequent basis. It is characterized by fungal growth on the skin of the foot, and sometimes on toenails. Symptoms include itching, burning, stinging, cracking, and scaling of the affected skin. Inflammation of …

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Super Foods To Treat Astigmatism

Super Foods To Treat Astigmatism

Astigmatism Astigmatism is a common condition causing poor vision, and is a distortion of the cornea that leaves the eye oval or football­shaped, rather than round. Round eyes are normal and are important for good eyesight. In cases of astigmatism, the eye focuses on two points instead of one; this happens because rays of light do not form a single point of focus as they enter the eye. The word …

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Super Foods To Treat Asthma - Bronchial Spasms

Super Foods To Treat Asthma – Bronchial Spasms

Asthma More young people under the age of 17 suffer from asthma than from any other medical condition. In adults, asthma is in the top ten leading causes of disease and hospitalization. Each year more than 5,000 Americans die from asthma­related suffocation. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, feelings of suffocation, tightness in the chest, wheezing, and increased mucus in the lungs. Asthma attacks may also cause heart palpitations. Asthma may be …

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Super Foods To Treat Arthritis - Joint Pain

Super Foods To Treat Arthritis – Joint Pain

Arthritis Arthritis can affect anyone. Almost 20% of Americans have some form of the disease, including many children and young people— and almost twice as many women as men. Symptoms can range from mild pain or aching of the joints to severe and disabling joint pain. If you feel stiffness in the joints when you get up in the morning or experience swelling, discomfort, sensitivity to climate changes (a symptom …

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Superfoods To Treat Anxiety Disorder |  Panic Attack

Superfoods To Treat Anxiety Disorder | Panic Attack

Anxiety Everyone feels anxiety from time to time, sometimes caused by specific environments (like speaking in public) and other times coming upon us seemingly for no reason whatever. For some people, however, anxiety is a frequent visitor and can cause physical symptoms such as heart palpitations (racing heart), excessive sweating, nausea, and dizziness. Other symptoms include nervous shaking, paleness of the skin, and disorientation. A full­blown anxiety attack, or panic …

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Super Foods To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease - Senile Dementia

Super Foods To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease – Senile Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease Most people know Alzheimer’s disease as the “old age disease” that results in sometimes severe loss of memory. In fact, Alzheimer’s is a form of Senile Dementia, a condition often associated with old age. It is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects the brain, causing memory loss, decreased brain function (intellectual and emotional functions), and even physical deterioration of the brain. Although the disease is not exclusively found …

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Super Food To Treat Adrenal Depletion - Adrenal Fatigue - Burnout

Super Food To Treat Adrenal Depletion – Adrenal Fatigue – Burnout

Adrenal Imbalance The most common form of adrenal imbalance is overuse of the adrenal glands, resulting in adrenal exhaustion. This condition is often associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and it is implicated in a number of maladies, including hormone imbalances, poor metabolism and digestion, blood sugar imbalances, and heart disease.   Stress, excess use of stimulants (including caffeine), and viruses (including herpes virus 6 and Epstein­Barr virus) can all cause …

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Super Foods To Treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Super Foods To Treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

All children can be rowdy and hyper­energetic from time to time. And they all have times when it’s difficult for them to sit still and concentrate. But if these behaviors reach chronic levels, or measurably interfere with their ability to learn and cope with their lives, then it’s possible the child has attention deficit disorder (ADD), most recently referred to as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD starts in childhood …

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Achieving Perfect Health with a Perfect Gut

Achieving Perfect Health with a Perfect Gut

The Importance of Healthy Digestion When we really started to consider the importance of a healthy digestive tract, we had to introduce a massive shift into our diets – in particular, the addition of fiber, more water, and a few other minor adjustments. Read on to learn more about why this is so vital to your health. Imagine a hot summer’s day – just shy of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. You …

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4th of July Party Food

4th of July Party Food

We have whipped up the perfect party super treats for you to serve your loved ones at today’s BBQ or all summer long!  FRUIT PIZZA  Who doesn’t love pizza? Our sweet Fruit Pizza is a pretty crowd pleaser perfect for a summertime patriotic party! Boku Super Protein is added to the greek yogurt “pizza sauce” for an added source of superfood energy!  Prep Time: 20 min.Yields: 8-10 servings  Ingredients:  – …

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Living with Anxiety

Living with Anxiety, and What You Can Do

If you’re anything like an estimated 28 million U.S. citizens, then it may seem as though anxiety is running the show of your daily existence, and dammit, you’ve had it up to here. We feel you. We’ve been there. And that’s why we can help.

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Healing Arthritis the Natural Way

Healing Arthritis the Natural Way

Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation in the joints. And, arthritis is painful in more ways than one: it costs the U.S. economy about $86 billion annually – and when we account for other factors like lost wages, it comes to a figure more like $124 billion a year! We can assume that the largest portion of this goes to medical fees of various sorts, but perhaps there are some ways to handle this common affliction more inexpensively, and more importantly, more safely than the typical methods of treatment.

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The Untold Blessings of Vitamin C

The Untold Blessings of Vitamin C

Did you know that Vitamin C is also beneficial during exercise, that it improves your brain function, protects your liver, and does like a hundred other things that most people have no clue about? And BoKU is in the process of formulating something amazing so that you can stay on top of your V-C consumption.

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Honoring Father's Day with our Favorite Dad Jokes

Honoring Father’s Day with our Favorite Dad Jokes

Happy Father’s Day! Fathers, grandfathers, fathers-to-be, we honor you. We honor you this weekend for the particular gifts you bring to this planet. We understand that fathers aren’t exactly given a handbook on how to do this whole crazy parenting thing, and we know that it can be challenging no matter how many parenti…

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National Best Friends Day!

National Best Friends Day!

One of the best things about best friends is seeing each other in the absolute highest light – knowing each other’s capacity as powerful, productive human beings. This perspective brings about the healthiest friendships there are. These are the friendships that uplift and persist.

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A REVOLUTION IN ORAL CARE: ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR TEETH

A REVOLUTION IN ORAL CARE: ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR TEETH

Naturally, it should be a priority to take prime care of your teeth, brushing and rinsing away dullness and cavities with the most effective – and safe – oral care products available. But many people are unaware of what they’re putting into their mouths and bodies when they brush, so let’s break it down, and look at some safer, more effective alternatives.

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Get Rid of Acne from the Inside Out

Get Rid of Acne from the Inside Out

An estimated 80% of adults between the ages of 11 and 30 suffer from acne outbreaks at some point, so whether you feel like you needed to hide away your sweet little face as a hormonal teenager, or you disdainfully roll your eyes in the mirror because adults aren’t supposed to get acne, you’re totally not alone, and you shall overcome!

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National Veggie Burger Day

National Veggie Burger Day

Are you excited to eat a juicy – and superpowered – burger at your first summer barbecue, leaving the cruelty and cholesterol behind? We are definitely stoked to grill some of these babies up and share them with our friends and family.

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The Magic of Matcha

The Magic of Matcha

Simply put, matcha is a powdered green tea, but there is much more to the story. In preparation for harvest, the green tea leaves are protected from direct sunlight, allowing the leaves to produce L-Theanine (more about this otherworldly compound later), and to boost up its levels of chloryphyll – that’s why it’s as green as rich, dark moss. 

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The Summer of YOU: Make This One Count

The Summer of YOU: Make This One Count

It seems that as soon as it arrives, summer is gone just as quickly, and we’re left wondering, where did the time go?? Here are some ways that you can make this summer really count, so that it won’t feel like a mere blip on the radar of your life.

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Adrenal Imbalance

Adrenal Imbalance, and How To Handle it

When we’re at an adrenal imbalance, we are basically going to feel way out of sorts, and instead of deeply examining the underlying health cause, we might attribute the symptoms to circumstance, or slap on some pharmaceutical band aids that ultimately exacerbate the issue. With an adrenal imbalance, we may go so far as to think that we just aren’t that happy! But a little tweaking here and there can put the system back into a balance that brings about feelings of calmness, productivity, and a general sense of well-being.

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National Dog Rescue Day

National Dog Rescue Day

On National Dog Rescue Day, thousands of shelter dogs overcame the impossible and find loving homes due to the raised awareness of the day. Our two amazing dogs, Ziggy and Duke, hang out with us at BoKU’s headquarters, and provide us moral support as we work through long days creating lifestyle products for humans and…

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Heal the Body; Heal the Mind: ADD and ADHD

Heal the Body; Heal the Mind: ADD and ADHD

Millennial culture can be succinctly summed up in one word: screens. It’s true – iPhone-iPad-Android-Netflix culture contributes vastly to the epidemic of attention deficit disorder (ADD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
And yet, there is much more to the story.

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Happy Mother's Day! - Honoring Motherhood in Ojai

Happy Mother’s Day! – Honoring Motherhood in Ojai

The BōKU family is honored to declare our deep appreciation to all BoKU mothers – and to the greatest mother of all, Mother Earth.     Here in Ojai, we are witnessing an evermore increasing commitment from mothers everywhere to ensure that their children are growing into their greatest capacity – mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. It warms our hearts to see that Ojai mothers are giving their whole hearts …

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Coffee or Black Tea? The age old question

Coffee or Black Tea? The age old question

Black tea caffeine THE AGE OLD CAFFEINE QUESTION: COFFEE OR BLACK TEA? The caffeine lover’s “coffee or tea” question is one that has been debated for what feels like eons now, and it is still quite the controversy. People’s choices about how they want to intake their caffeine generally depend on [possibly genetically predisposed] personal preference, but it’s still worth looking more deeply at how coffee and black tea affect …

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Heal the Body; Heal the Mind

Heal the Body; Heal the Mind

Heal the Body; Heal the Mind Millennial culture is typically summed up in one word: screens. It’s true –  iPhone-iPad-Android-Netflix culture contributes vastly to the epidemic of attention deficit disorder (ADD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And yet, there is much more to the story. Research continues to reveal that the increased occurrence of ADD/ADHD is heavily influenced by the foods and beverages that we consume. It’s …

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6 Tips to Nip Your Allergies in the Bud

6 Tips to Nip Your Allergies in the Bud

6 Tips to Nip Your Allergies in the Bud “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” -R.M. Rilke When spring is upon us, the air is filled with good vibes, the smell of jasmine blossoms, feelings of rebirth – and tons of airborne pollen. So, for some, the earth feels more like a child endlessly sweeping a feather under their noses, causing …

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From Pinto to Porsche: Getting the Body You Want

Phytonutrients. Thermogenesis. Applied Kinesiology. Neurogenesis. Bombarded with a bevy of confusing terms, syndromes and other conditions, is it a wonder that the average person doesn’t even know where to begin their journey toward health and wholeness. What if, like a car, you knew what fuel and operating conditions were necessary for optimal performance? Sadly, if

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A Crash Course in GMOs

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Sometimes just referred to as GM or Genetically Modified foods, they have generated a global debate on the safety and potential ramifications that may be associated with growing and eating them. According to the World Health Organization (aka WHO), genetically modified organisms are defined as “organisms in which the

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Banish Bad Breath: 4 Ways To Stop Halitosis For Good

Halitosis: The Big Cover Up Bad breath, also known as halitosis or oral malodor (does this remind anyone else of Harry Potter?), is something of a preoccupation for many people. Almost everyone suffers from occasional “temporary” bad breath in the morning (morning breath) or during the day because of certain foods. Americans spend millions of

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BōKU® Fuels World’s Toughest Man to Toughest Mudder Victory

34-year-old endurance athlete’s training with BōKU®‘s master formulator and consumption of organic Super Food helps him clinch second-year Toughest Mudder victory Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J.— After a grueling 25 consecutive hours covering 90 miles and 288 obstacles, Junyong Pak, AKA “Pak Man” won the World’s Toughest Mudder competition, adding nearly 30 extra miles to his

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Best Product Award Winner

Health Ranger, Mike Adams announces BōKU® the winner. (June, 3rd  2008) – NaturalNews.Com, the most heavily trafficked website on natural health, featured an independent review of BōKU® Superfood in an article by Health Ranger, Mike Adams. He honored them with the first ever, “Natural News Best Product” award. As of January 30, 2008 they have thousands of

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She’s So Skirt!

She’s So Skirt!

“A prolific entrepreneur for over 20 years and Co-founder and CEO of BōKU® International, Lynn Rolle of Ojai still considers her greatest achievement her two teenage children and 23 years of marriage to her husband.” Originally Posted December 15, 2008

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BōKU® to Your Health!

“With BōKU® Super Food…the body receives what nature intended: the finest natural ingredients from living plants, including essential vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, trace minerals, and probiotics…” Originally Posted on December 20, 2008

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Eating Green

“I was surprised to feel some results immediately. I felt clear headed and energetic, without being jittery.” Read the full article from The Luxury Spot on BōKU® Superfood. Originally Posted on August 8, 2009

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BōKU® in Peru’s Presidential Palace

The President of the Exporters Association, the Minister of Agriculture, The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, the Minister of Production, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the General Bureau of PROMPERU, the Executive Director of PROINVERSION and the President of Corferias del Pacifico. Are pleased to invite you to the Welcoming Cocktail, which will be

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Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Readers’ Choice Award Winner

BõKU® Wins Natural News Readers’ Choice Award Reader’s Choice – Best Superfood Powder = (It’s a tie!) There was never really any question that this category was a competition between Delicious Greens and BōKU® Superfood. They were neck and neck at several points, and then one would edge out to take the lead for a

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Lois Capps Visits BōKU®

A Ventura small business that produces organic whole-food nutrition has been held up by Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, as a good example of the private sector partnering with federal resources to achieve success. Capps visited BōKU® International on Olivas Park Drive on Monday afternoon. She met with company founders Lynn Rolle, who is CEO,

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Toughest Woman- Juliana Sproles

Englishtown, NJ, December 19, 2011 – Fueled by Organic nutritional superfood, Juliana Sproles wins The World’s Toughest Mudder event and is crowned World’s Toughest Woman. Sproles, a 42-­‐year-­‐old triathlon coach, fitness trainer and mother of two from Ojai, CA completed 6 laps of an intense 9-­‐mile course covering 40-­‐insanely difficult obstacles in 24 hours. Some of which

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BōKU® Launches Performance Enhancing Vegan Super Fuel

Record setting performance, enhanced libido and euphoric moods for professional level athletes and everyday people.   Ventura, CA March 1st, 2013 — After more than five years in development and testing, leading super food company BōKU® International has announced the introduction of its USDA certified Organic, Kosher and Vegan Super Fuel™.  Formulated specifically for elite

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BōKU® Appears on KPFK 90.7FM

We were invited to participate in the KPFK pledge drive by Christine Blosdale. Christine is a seasoned veteran radio host with a huge fan base and following in NY, LA and D.C. KPFK is part of the Pacifica Radio Network and has been broadcasting since 1959. It’s one of the most powerful FM radio stations

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Secret Medieval Formula Inspires New “Immune Candle” from BōKU® International

Secret Medieval Formula Inspires New “Immune Candle” from BōKU® International

Father-son duo pay homage to 15th century’s “Four Thieves” with product launch on November 29 VENTURA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Renowned Super Food company BōKU® International is announcing their launch of the Immune Candle. Conceived by the founder’s son, Reno Rolle Jr., the Immune Candle combines organic coconut wax with a proprietary blend of potent organic

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BōKU® “Loved” by Acclaimed Organic Nutrition Blogger

BōKU® Super Protein and Superfood has been named under “Products I Love” by acclaimed whole food and nutrition blogger, McKel Hill. Incorporating organic nutrition such as BōKU® Super Protein and BōKU® Superfood can help you lead a healthier life! Check out Nutrition Stripped instagram to see how health blogger McKel incorporates BōKU® Super Protein and

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Daytona 200 Champion Takes BōKU® Super Food to Super Speeds

Super Food is truly for super HUMANS. The one and only David Sadowski Sr. rode the BōKU® Superbike at Homestead Miami International Speedway. This past Valentines Day, the 51 year old Sadowski… powered by BōKU® Super Food rode from the back row of the grid to an astonishing 4th position, just a wheel short of

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Health Benefits of Goji Berries: Cultivated in China for over 6

Health Benefits of Goji Berries: Cultivated in China for over 6,000 Years

If you’re following our blog, you have learned about some lesser-known super foods such as the nopal cactus and maca root. Today we are going to learn more about goji berries benefits, one of the super-powered ingredients in our special BōKU® blend. We will continue to include blog posts that highlight some of these lesser-known foods

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Super Food for Dogs: Help BōKU® Win Rhe SCORE Championship

Super Food for Dogs: Help BōKU® Win Rhe SCORE Championship, and Make This Dream A Reality!

Many pet owners consider their furry, four-legged friends a part of the family. For Lynn Rolle, founder of BōKU® Superfoods, this could not be more true. As a mother of two children (Reno Jr. and Ryann) and two dogs (Rasta and Ziggy), Lynn knows that the right diet and nutrition can help keep every member

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The Truth About Hunger: Is Your Body Tricking You Into Feeling Famished?

The Truth About Hunger: Is Your Body Tricking You Into Feeling Famished?

“I’m starving!” Chances are, you’ve uttered these words recently, perhaps when your stomach rumbled or hunger pangs stabbed in your belly. When you feel the familiar signs of hunger, you grab a bite to eat and chow down until you feel full. But every once in a while, you may notice that although you ate

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