Top 6 CBD Oil Uses Every Woman Over 39 Needs to Know

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Mental Health, News + Discoveries, Pain Management, Personal Growth + Development, Women’s Health

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Did you notice it? The very day you blew out more than 39 candles on your birthday cake, things started to take a subtle shift. You used to be able to sleep through the night, and now you’re suddenly dealing with insomnia. You thought painful periods were a thing of the past? “Think again,” says your…

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7 Drug-Free Fixes for the Most Common Types of Chronic Pain

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Pain Management

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Today we’re living in a world full of aches and pains, physically, mentally and emotionally.  I too often hear the words ‘getting old sucks’ as people reach for the closest pill bottle. While getting older does change the dynamics of our bodies, there’s more influences than just that for most of our complaints.  Even more…

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Easy Non-Dairy Milk Recipes: Almond, Cashew, Hemp, Rice, Coconut

Pierre Van ZylDrinks, eat, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Jump Straight to… The M-Word Controversy Why Milk Really Isn’t for Everyone Pros and Cons of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives Shopping Tips for Milk Alternatives Easy Recipes! Interest in dairy products is declining. Whether it’s a conscious choice to avoid animal products or a decision based on health needs, the consumer has spoken. According to a recent…

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How to Use Herbs, Tea, Fats, and More to Stop Bloating for Good (You’re Not Fat, Just Bloated)

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Jump to…. Find Out What’s Causing Your Bloating 6 Foods to De-Bloat If you constantly feel bloated—even if you’re not over-eating or dealing with a temporary issue like PMS—you may be suffering from certain underlying digestive issues that can leave you feeling puffier than normal. Taking over-the-counter anti-gas products may provide temporary relief, but they…

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Study: Melatonin May Help Burn Calories and Reverse Weight Gain

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Weight Loss

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When most of us think about melatonin—if we think about it at all—it’s usually in relation to sleeping better. But according to a recent study, melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, can also be powerful against weight gain and obesity. (1) Jump to… New Study Sheds Light on Melatonin Melatonin…

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Metamucil Linked to Gut Destruction, Cancer

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Despite the fact that we don’t openly talk about going to the bathroom, especially in regard to bowel movements, it is one of the most important things we all need to do to be healthy.  But most of us don’t really know what’s considered normal and what our bowel movements should be like. Many of…

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Warning: Why You Might Want to Wrap Your Car Key Fob in Aluminum Foil

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In the past, we’ve written articles warning about living room televisions listening to your family’s conversations and cells phones recording your voice when you least expect it. Believe it or not, that’s not the only thing listening but it’s not what you would expect. Your car is also listening… for an electronic signal. Do you…

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Deadly Heat Waves: Sign of Global Temperature Shifts

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“Our attitude towards the environment has been so reckless that we are running out of good choices for the future,â€� – Camilo Mora, Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii Most people love the sun. However, our world is heating up and not in a good way. With climates around the world shifting rapidly, deadly…

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Common Heart and Blood Pressure Medication Recalled In 22 Countries Due To NDMA

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Drug recalls are a pretty common occurrence nowadays and valsartan, a drug used to control blood pressure and prevent heart failure, is the latest drug to be hit with a recall (1). About 2,300 batches of valsartan has been recalled in a total of 22 countries because it contains a chemical that has the potential…

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Dad, Carlos Morales, Raises Quadruplets After Wife Dies During Childbirth

Pierre Van ZylLearn, News + Discoveries, parenting, Pregnancy

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Do you remember Carlos Morales, the father of quadruplets whose wife, Erica, died during childbirth? Well, he’s doing an amazing job as a dad! It’s not Father’s Day but let’s take a look at the incredible job he has done to raise four beautiful children over the years… In March 2015, Carlos was finally able…

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Dad Does Ballet With His Daughter After She Suffers Stage Fright

Pierre Van ZylLearn, News + Discoveries, parenting

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Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and apparently ballet teachers are no strangers to temper tantrums. This was made quite clear in a heart-warming video of a dancing daddy that was since gone viral! If there’s anything more charming than a two-year-old girl doing ballet, it’s her daddy copying the combination of pirouettes and plies. It all started…

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Chronic Bloating? IBS? This Diet May Get Rid of It for Good

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Do you suffer from abdominal bloating, altered bowel habits, and recurring abdominal pain and discomfort despite following a relatively “cleanâ€� and healthy diet?  Does it seem as if certain foods trigger your symptoms, but it’s hard to pin down exactly which ones? If so, you may be one of the 7-10% of people worldwide who…

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Doctor: Everything You Thought About Yogurt Is Completely Wrong

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Consumers are regularly bombarded with information about many different types of diets, foods to avoid, and foods to consume, such as going gluten free, dairy free, soy free, sugar free, ingredient free (anyone catch that??), and the new food that could kill you, or the top food to eat for any health concern, respectively. While…

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Teenager Contracts Incredibly Rare Disease Thought To Be Consigned To History

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At a recent gathering of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology in London – and as spotted by BBC News – researchers made a rather surprising announcement: Three months ago, a teenage boy in Wales was diagnosed with cowpox. Lesions, which have since healed, developed on his limbs. Reports suggest that this unfortunate teenage boy developed the itchy, pus-filled…

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How Brown Recluse Spiders Turned One Woman’s Trip Away Into A Hospital Stay

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Tina Bradish and her husband Tim, who hail from Muskegon, Michigan, are a couple that love to spend their free time up north (1). But their latest trip near Sleeping Bear Dunes ended in disaster when one small spider bite turned into a major problem for Tina (1). How A Small Bite Turned Into A…

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Roundup and Cancer – How One Man Is Seeking Justice For His Terminal Illness

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Many people will develop cancer for one reason or another during their lifetime, but 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson blames one product in particular for his cancer diagnosis – Roundup. Johnson isn’t just fighting for his life; he’s also fighting for justice in a case against the weed killer that he says gave him terminal cancer (1). Dewayne’s…

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37 Million Bees Found Dead, Linked to Planting Large GMO Corn Field

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In October 2014, an appalling news story broke about more than 37,000,000 bees that were found dead in Ontario, Canada after a nearby GMO corn field was planted. While we aren’t huge fans of GMOs, right now we have a bigger issue with some of the insecticides farmers are using… Since there are a lot…

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10-Year-Old Boy Invents A Genius Device To Stop Children Dying In Hot Cars After His Neighbor’s Death

Pierre Van ZylNews + Discoveries, parenting

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The thought of a parent leaving (sometimes forgetting) their child alone in a car is unimaginable, but the reality is that this happens! On average, 40-50 kids die each year in the U.S from being left or forgotten in a vehicle. The cause of death? Heat. The temperature inside a car on a summer day,…

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OxyContin Maker, Purdue Pharma, Fires Sales Employees 1 Day After Losing In Court

Pierre Van ZylLearn, News + Discoveries, Pain Management

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In case you haven’t been following the latest news about North America’s opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma LP (the makers of OxyContin) made an attempt to throw out a multitude of lawsuits that would hold them and other opioid makers responsible for the havoc their addictive products have wreaked on the country. But on June 19th,…

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Smart Meters Could be Over-billing You by a Whopping 582%

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Most people understand that utility bills are a necessary evil if they want to live in the modern world – even if utility bills eat up a large portion of monthly income. That said, few are willing to pay more than they should be paying, and yet, according to a stunning new report, some people are paying…

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There Is a Hidden Epidemic of Doctors Abusing Women in Labor, Doulas Say

Pierre Van ZylNews + Discoveries, Pregnancy, Women’s Health

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Moms spend nine months preparing for their new bundle of joy, making choices about their life before they’re even born, and planning as best we can to have a comfortable and safe labor. However once those crucial hours of laboring arrive, many women suddenly find themselves pushed to the backburner of their own experience –…

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Volcanic Eruption in Hawaii Has Left Behind Beautiful Green Gemstones

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It’s been nearly two months since the first eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began in the Leiani Estates subdivision on Thursday, May 3 (1). The lava from the Kilauea volcano was relentless and has destroyed an estimated 600 to 700 homes to date (2). The damage caused by the volcanic eruption was so severe that…

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Just One Spoonful Primes Your Immune System Against Inflammatory Disease

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By Dr. Mercola Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3), popularized by Arm & Hammer more than 150 years ago, is a staple in many homes for baking and cleaning purposes, but this inexpensive ingredient also has a number of medicinal uses and benefits. It rates right up there with hydrogen peroxide as one of the…

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Studies Show That All Lungs Will Decline After Age 30, But Eating These Foods Will Slow It Down!

Pierre Van Zyleat, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, News + Discoveries

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It’s not just lifelong smokers that need to worry about the health of their lungs. There is evidence to show that the health of everyone’s lungs will begin to decline after the age of 30, regardless of if you’ve had trouble breathing in the past or not. Study Shows That All Lungs Are Proven to…

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Unsafe Sushi Found Pumped with Carbon Monoxide to Appear “Fresh”

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Crunchy tempura rolls and perfect pieces of fish dipped in soy sauce and wasabi… If you’re a sushi lover, those words are beautiful music to your ears. But, being so glaringly different than the standard American diet – SAD – when did sushi become such a dietary staple in North America? Throughout the United States…

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Sweet Spark: Walmart Creates Designer Cantaloupe with GMO Giant

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Ever been so excited to bite into your favorite fruit only to be disappointed? It’s either too dry, tastes off, or maybe even seems chemically… it’s the worst! For the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, they wanted to put an end to that feeling for one of their best-selling food products – cantaloupes. In the summertime,…

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New Study Reveals Truth About Coconut, Olive, and Canola Oil… Are You Using the Best One?

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A new Australian study could change the type of oils you use for cooking. Researchers found that extra virgin olive oil is the most stable and safest to use at high temperatures. Cooking with coconut oil was almost on par, however failed to come close when comparing levels of naturally occurring antioxidants. Seed oils (also…

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The Amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Just Hit Highest Level in 800,000 Years

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Carbon dioxide levels have reached a record high, measuring over 410 parts per million in April according to reports from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. This is the highest level we have seen carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere in recorded history. Scientists can estimate the CO2 levels in the atmosphere for the last…

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Entomologist Explains How Common House Spiders Can Actually Keep Our Homes Safer

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Admit it, you’ve jumped and screamed when a spider has crawled along the floor next to your foot. Whether you’re a spider-lover or not, we’ve all done it. Humans are biologically hardwired to fear these creepy crawlies, it’s how we’ve survived and thrived as a species. But, before you grab that rolled-up piece of newspaper,…

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Bill Gates Thinks A Coming Disease Could Kill 30 Million People Within 6 Months

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The next deadly disease that will cause a global pandemic is coming, Bill Gates said on Friday at a discussion of epidemics. We’re not ready. An illness like the pandemic 1918 influenza could kill 30 million people within six months, Gates said, adding that the next disease might not even be a flu, but something…

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Is Your Meat Eating Candy? Why You Should Avoid Factory Farmed Meat

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My friend Michael Pollan says, “You are what you eat eats.â€� A few weeks ago, I read an article about how farmers are feeding their livestock candy. Yes, you heard that right. Skittles, Gummy Bears and other junk foods are sold to farmers to provide cheap carbs for livestock. I don’t know about you, but…

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Lady’s Mantle for Menstrual, Gastrointestinal Relief, and Other Benefits

Pierre Van ZylDIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, Make, News + Discoveries, Pain Management, Women’s Health

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Lady’s mantle — it’s such an interesting name for an herb that has so many possible health benefits. What is lady’s mantle used for? Given its namesake, it’s probably not surprising that women use it to help with painful or heavy menstrual periods and menopause symptoms. But this herb is also highly acclaimed for its use in…

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“I’m Trying to Lose Weight… Can I Eat Butter and Coconut Oil?”

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Weight Loss

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For years the media has claimed that fat is bad, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. It seems counterintuitive to eat fat if you’re trying to lose fat.  Recently there is increased hype focused on the importance of including fat, (yes, even saturated fat), in your diet regardless of…

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Make Sure You Check Your Iron Levels – It’s Crucial for Optimal Health

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One in 3 reading this likely has a serious overload of a mineral that may be more dangerous to your health than lack of vitamin D. That mineral is iron. Making matters worse, few physicians fully appreciate the danger of excess iron, which Gerry Koenig, former chairman of the Iron Disorders Institute and the Hemochromatosis…

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E-Cigarettes Cause Teen to Develop “Wet Lung� After Just 3 Weeks

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Electronic cigarettes, also known as “e-cigsâ€�, “e-cigarettesâ€� or “vapingâ€�, have become very popular in recent years, especially among teens and young adults. Many people think that e-cigs are safer than regular cigarettes, but this isn’t always true. This 18-year-old’s story will make you reconsider just how safe e-cigs really are. An E-Cig Nightmare An article…

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Did You Know That Tomato Plants Can Thrive On Human Urine?

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Home + Garden, Learn, Make, News + Discoveries

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It seems that urine is just what every tomato plant needs to produce ripe, red and juicy fruits, according to a 2009 study from Finland. Tomatoes are a popular fresh-tasting produce, especially during the warmer months. Over the years, farmers have experimented with different methods for fertilizing the plant. However, a study by three professors…

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3 Reasons Why You May Want to Avoid Getting a Mammogram So Fast

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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The mammogram debate is alive and well. Some people praise mammograms while others oppose the x-ray imaging system. Over the years, however, some cancer experts have even started to question the seemingly outdated and potentially harmful breast cancer screening method that is still so prevalent today. But with so many institutions claiming that mammograms are…

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Summer is Here… So are the Ticks

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The latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Experts, reveals there has been an increase in vector-borne diseases such as tick bites in the United States. According to the report, in 2004 there were approximately 27,388 cases of insect bites reported. Now, flash forward to 12 years and the number of cases…

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Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Linked to Skin Rashes

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Since the early days of The Hearty Soul, we have always valued homemade skincare recipes. Whether it be strengthening hair masks to moisturizing makeup removers, going all-natural and non-toxic seems like such a no-brainer! Especially when you hear horror stories about big-name hygiene and cosmetic companies whose products cause dramatic hair loss or skin damage….

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Bald Eagles Keep Dying Because of Lead Poisoning And No One’s Talking About It

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Bald eagles, the American symbol of freedom and independence, are under threat.  A gliding bald eagle is a sight to behold, however, the life of a bald eagle isn’t always as graceful as it appears.  Animal shooting in bald eagle habitats is contaminating bald eagle food sources, and the effects are fatal. Bald Eagles Being…

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