Saturday, August 16, 2014

5 Main Benefits + 5 Unexpected Uses for Coconut Oil

"This is one ingredient that has gained well-earned popularity recently. Coconut oil is one of Earth’s most wonderful and diverse gifts. While many people are wholly focused on it working wonders for weight loss programs, raising metabolic rates, and helping control diabetes, there are countless other benefits of this oil. Below is a list of both the main and the unexpected uses for coconut oil..."

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#bodypure #coconutoil #coconutbenefits

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Weight Loss Tips For Runners

"Weight loss is always a hot topic in Western culture. We have become a sedentary people, and our bodies have suffered; therefore, we’re swamped with new weight loss programs, pills, supplements, diets, and exercise routines..."

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#bodypure #runningtips #tipsforrunners

Sunday, August 3, 2014

What is the Stress Response Really?

"Most of us have come to realize that stress is a part of life. We experience it daily, and there’s no real way to stop it completely; however, how you deal with stress makes all the difference. Feeling unnerved or frazzled on a constant basis can wreak havoc on the body’s systems. Letting life’s everyday stressors get out of control will put you at greater risk for more serious health conditions..."

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#bodypure #detox #adrenalgland #stressresponse

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Why Exactly Is Water So Healthy?

"When you’re parched, there is nothing quite like an ice-cold glass of water to satisfy your palette. Water is one of the most amazing beverages with stunning health benefits, yet for the past two decades, water took the back seat to sugar-laden soda! Part of the reason why water has gotten back in the driver’s seat is due to the fact that over the past several years, soda has been building up a bad reputation. Downing copious amounts of soda can result in a much higher risk of obesity and with obesity comes a wide range of health concerns including diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma and heart disease..."

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#bodypure #drinkingwater #healthywater #benefitsofwater

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tinfoil - Not What We Thought

"Putting away leftovers is quite easy thanks to tin foil. The moldable foil has a wonderful reputation of storing even the messiest of foods in a nice package in the refrigerator or freezer. But is this tin wrapper a healthy way to store food?"

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#bodypure #tinfoilrecipe #healthytinfoil

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stress Fracture Cheat Sheet

"We take a lot of things for granted: electricity, cars, the ability to purchase food when we need to. However, we should all take a minute every day to truly thank the things we have been blessed with. Unfortunately, there is one thing we all take for granted the most that really needs our utmost attention; our bodies, specifically our feet..."

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#bodypure #stressfratures

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sesame Comes In Small Packages

"Open sesame. Not entirely sure what that means, but what I do know is that you should be opening your mouth and noshing on sesame seeds! These seeds, unfortunately most widely known as processed, white bagel toppers, may look tiny, but the health benefits they carry are huge..."

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#bodypure #sesameseeds #healthysesame

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sea Veggie Reigns Supreme

"If you have ever taken a swim in the ocean, you have most likely been attacked by long, stringy alien-like roughage. At the moment it brushed your leg, you may have shivered in fear that a predator fish was about to attack you or that a jellyfish was near, but luckily, this slinky green stuff is actually completely harmless, and in fact it actually have multiple health benefits..."

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#bodypure #seaveggies #superseaweed

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Why We Should Only Eat 'Wild' Salmon

"Salmon is quite possibly one of the most popular fish served up at restaurants, dinner tables, diners, grocery stores and the like! Salmon is a very delicious source of high quality, healthy fats as well as a great source of protein. Unfortunately, the type of salmon served at these dining establishments is farm-raised, unless otherwise noted, which numerous studies have indicated as being unhealthy, some have even gone as far as saying farmed salmon is downright dangerous..."

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#bodypure #wildsalmon #healthysalmon

Monday, June 16, 2014

7 Miraculous Properties of Rose Hip Seed Oil

"Having clear facial complexion is a large contributing factor of achieving high self-esteem. Unfortunately many suffer from skin divots, acne, wrinkles and lines, odd moles and rashes on their face. While many feel hopeless after trying everything from facials, to masks, to peels to extremes such as botox or fillers, without seeing any improvement, there is one product that could have led you to bypass all of these typical facial “remedies”..."

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#bodypure #rosehipseedoil

Saturday, June 7, 2014

7 Reasons Quinoa Should Be A Part Of Your Diet

"Quinoa. Quinn-no-ah? Queen-ah? It’s actually pronounces Keen-Wah. This extraordinarily healthy seed dates back three to four thousand years, when the Incas realized that it was actually edible. After this realization, the Incas considered quinoa “gold” because they believed that it increased stamina in their warriors. Today, we consider quinoa “gold” in the food world for many more reasons than just increased stamina..."

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#bodypure #healthyquinoa #whyeatquinoa

Saturday, May 31, 2014

5 Tips To Become a Morning Person

"A majority of people in the world are night owls, staying up late either catching up on “to-do” lists, watching a late night show or socializing with friends, but is staying up late into the night and sleeping later in the morning a smart approach..."

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#bodypure #detox #morningperson #nightowl #sleepingtips

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Friendly Fungus

"We typically try to rid our lives of fungus, be it mold or toxic people, but it’s actually smart to keep some fungus in your life, specifically mushrooms.

Mushrooms may look absolutely repulsive sitting in the produce department or when you get a glimpse of them as you walk along a path in the park or forest, but don’t be turned off. Mushrooms have been prized for years for their medicinal properties as well as their delicious taste and interesting texture when prepared in meals..."

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#bodypure #detox #friendlyfungus #healthymushrooms

Saturday, May 17, 2014

8 Therapeutic Benefits of Massage

"Massages are typically considered a luxury that should be used generally as a reward however; if you read our article "The 'Therapy' In 'Massage Therapy'" you should already have an idea that they really should be considered a necessity..."

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#bodypure #detox #therapeuticmassage #healthymassage

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Healthy Chimichurri Marinate

"There is nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a perfectly charred, fresh off the grill piece of steak, and with the upcoming warmer months, there will be plenty of opportunities to chow down.

You may want to consume with caution though because something not so healthy occurs when meat is cooked at very high temperatures..."

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#bodypure #healthyrecipes #marinate #Chimichurri

Saturday, May 3, 2014

High On Kava?

"If you suffer from insomnia or anxiety, the last remedy you should ever consider using is Kava. For hundreds of years, kava has been used in the Pacific Islands as a ceremonial drink and it has been reported that it has a similar effect to that of an alcoholic drink..."

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#bodypure #kavahigh #kavakava

Monday, April 28, 2014

Avoiding Toxic Mercury Fillings

There are several reasons for which silver/amalgam dental fillings should be avoided. Amalgam fillings contain high amounts of mercury, which is a toxic substance. Various damages can be brought to your body, since mercury can rank with arsenic as neurotoxic and immunotoxic poison in various forms, such as material generated during amalgam removal or night grinding of teeth, chemically during amalgam removal, or vapor produced when heated by hot foods.

Mercury was banned from being used in paints in the early 90`s, when the Environmental protection organization termed it as toxic poison that needs extraction filters and advanced disposal. Before being disposed in the city sewage, the dental office waste must be filtered first. The toxicity of this substance in the mouth has not been declared yet by the Centers for Disease Control.

Mercury vapor escapes from amalgam fillings, according to some studies conducted at the Universities of IOWA, Calgary, Oral Roberts and New Zealand. This fact was also recognized in the Environmental Health Criteria document 118, which states that the average daily amount of mercury released by amalgam fillings stands at 3.8-21 micrograms. This toxicity was also recognized in some studies performed in Sweden and Germany. Unborn babies can also be affected by this toxic substance, according to some studies performed in Denmark. Moreover, important levels of mercury were also discovered in brain cells of Alzheimer`s patients during some studies performed at the University of Kentucky.

Several medical prescriptions, like diuretics, anti-fungal, antiseptics that contain merthilate, mercurochrome and brain scan radioactive mercury can be used to boost the hypersensitivity to mercury. Fish from various lakes, rivers or oceans can also be intoxicated with considerable amounts of mercury, so it is recommended to avoid the consumption of too much fish. There are various levels of mercury exposure, which usually end with the spill-over tolerance level, which leads to various symptoms in the body.

Here are the main 10 reasons for which you need to avoid Amalgam

1 - It can have a major impact on the environment

Here are three important components from our environment that can be polluted with Amalgam:
  1. Water. The human waste and dental clinic releases can pollute water in the surrounding areas.
  2. Air. Factors such as: cremation, dental clinic emissions, sludge incineration, and respiration can have a major impact.
  3. Land. This element can be polluted by landfills, burials and fertilizer. Methylmercury is a very toxic substance produced when mercury reaches the environment. This particular substance can reach the fish that people consume daily. Various neurologic conditions can affect children and unborn babies in case they are exposed to dental mercury from the environment.

2 - Our health can be negatively influenced by amalgam

Even after it was implanted into our bodies, amalgam will continue to emit mercury vapor. To reach the fetuses, this bioaccumulative substance will first pass through the placenta. Children, fetuses, nursing infants, and those with kidney problems are the most exposed to the dangers presented by dental amalgam’s mercury. The fact that producing neurological systems of children and fetuses are more exposed to the neurotoxic effects of mercury vapor is also suggested by the U.S Food and Drug Administration.

3 - Amalgam damages teeth

Dentists have to remove important amounts of healthy tooth matter in order to place amalgam. The need for future dental work will appear since this removal weakens the overall tooth structure. Moreover, due to the fact that amalgam fillings expand and contract during the course of time, they may crack teeth.

4 - Amalgam presents various dangers for dental workers

Several studies have suggested the fact that dental workers have elevated systemic mercury levels because of mercury exposure from amalgam in the workplace. To lower the exposure to mercury, air masks are offered to the dental workers. Various dental workers have reported neurological issues, reproductive failures, and birth defects caused by amalgam in the workplace, since they were not aware of the dangers presented by this substance.

5 - Oftentimes, amalgam is implanted without informed consent

The fact that amalgam contains mercury is oftentimes not suggested to the patient. The Zogby polls have suggested the fact that nearly 80% of the patients are not aware of the fact that amalgam contains mercury. Moreover, the same people said that they will avoid amalgam fillings considering that it contains mercury, which demonstrates the importance of making an informed decision.

6 - Social injustice can be perpetuated by amalgam

People with low standards of living continue to be exposed to amalgam, while consumers that are positioned higher on the scale of living standards usually choose mercury-free filling materials. Moreover, amalgam is also used in treating racial minorities, such as American Indian patients. This aspect was highly contested by former Virginia state NAACP president, Emmitt Carlton.

7 - Amalgam costs taxpayers

Even though dentists should handle the bills for the environmental clean-up of amalgam, this responsibility falls on the shoulders of taxpayers.

8 - Amalgam is diverted to illegal gold mining

Even though amalgam is distributed to sub-developed countries for dental use, it is often diverted to illegal use in high and small scale gold mining. Apart from the fact that this fact has a negative impact on the environment, it also exposes miners to the risks of mercury poisoning.

9 - Various mercury-free fillings materials can be used to replace amalgam

Various resin composites, compomers, and glass ionomers can be used to replace amalgam as filling materials. Numerous Scandinavian countries have even banned the use of amalgam considering the efficiency of other filling materials. Due to the fact that modern mercury-free practices, such as atraumatic restorative treatment (ART), are less expensive compared to amalgam, numerous developing nations have decided to take advantage of them.

10 - The price of mercury-free alternatives continues to increase due to amalgam

Mercury-free filling materials are accessible at high prices due to the continued use of amalgam. These prices can be decreased in case the usage of mercury-free materials becomes more and more popular amongst consumers.

If you live in the San Diego area and would like to replace your amalgam fillings, visit If you are not in the vicinity, Dr. Vinograd publishes a great deal of information on these topics at &

#bodypure #nontoxicdentistry #mercuryamalgams

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Chewing Gum.. Is Healthy?

"Feeling scatter brained seems pretty common these days thanks to the innumerable amount of tasks placed before us on a daily basis. On top of these tasks, unexpected occurrences can also throw you off, leading to being far less productive than you would have liked to be..."

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#bodypure #chewinggum #healthychewinggum

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Non-Toxic, Homemade Toothpaste (Recipe)

There’s been a lot of controversy about fluoride lately. You may have seen the Natural News editorial piece about the dangers of fluoridation in water. Some cities have even stopped fluoridating their water. Yet other cities that never added fluoride have recently started. Fluoride even occurs naturally in the water in some places.

With all the controversy, concern and uncertainty, this much is certain: using a toothpaste that contains potentially harmful fluoride just doesn’t make sense. You need a fluoride-free toothpaste recipe that tastes great and works effectively. You need what this post is offering.

To avoid drugging yourself with fluoride toothpaste, you could buy something like the Himalaya Neem and Pomegranate toothpaste. It’s a fluoride-free toothpaste that works very well. Or you could make your own toothpaste that tastes even better and costs a lot less.

Coconut Oil Homemade Fluoride-Free Toothpaste Recipe

For a toothpaste that won’t make you nauseous, doesn’t taste bad and will actually get used, try this formula:
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 25 drops peppermint oil
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable-based glycerin, optional
To prepare, mash the coconut oil and baking soda together with a fork until blended together. Then add in the peppermint oil, sweetener and glycerin and mash some more until your concoction is the texture of toothpaste. If you choose not the use the glycerin, expect a lumpy mixture, but it will still do the job. Glycerin adds to the sweetness a bit too.

But Does It Work?

If you mean does it actually clean teeth, the answer is a resounding yes. It’s minty, cleans very well and leaves a very nice mouth feel. Plus, teeth actually sparkle.

Remember that coconut oil solidifies in cold temperatures and gets runny in hot temperatures, so the consistency may change with the temperature in your house. Just keep the mixture in a jaw and dip you brush in it to use. Obviously, clean the jar thoroughly or switch to a different jar with each new batch.

You could even pipe this stuff into an old toothpaste tube or another kind of tube by putting it in a bag, cutting off the corner and squeezing it in through the little hole -- if you really want to.

There’s no reason to worry about fluoride. Use this fluoride-free homemade toothpaste recipe and also filter the fluoride from your drinking water. Then, there’s no controversy at all -- and no fluoride going into your body.

For another fluoride free, homemade toothpaste recipe, visit

#bodypure #homemadetoothpaste #healthytoothpaste #avoidfluoride

Sunday, April 20, 2014

7 Reasons Your Mother Was Right About Green Beans

"You may consider green beans to be that boring side dish next to your mashed potatoes and roasted chicken leg. Your thoughts of green beans may even wander to green bean casseroles that you shovel in your mouth on Thanksgiving..."

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#bodypure #yummygreenbeans #whymomwasrightaboutgreenbeans

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Right Way To Eat Calamari

"Have you ever truly taken a minute to think about what constitutes fried calamari? This staple at every American food restaurant is comprised of white refined flour, heat stable vegetable oil, most likely corn or soybean oil and squid. That’s right, the squishy looking seafood found in the ocean..."

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#bodypure #grilledcalamari #nonfriedfoods

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Colon Cancer - Out In The Open

"Bathroom talk was forbidden in grade school, but should it have been? When most people think of cancer, breast, lung and prostate cancers come to mind but colorectal cancer is quite deadly too. Unfortunately, this type of cancer is not widely discussed due to the colon’s reputation of being an immature and crass topic. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, roughly 51,000 men and women die of cancers of both the colon and rectum per year making it the fourth most common cancer in both sexes..."

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#bodypure #coloncancer #openconversations

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Health Benefits of Cinnamon

"Dusted over decadent desserts, sprinkled atop coffee foam, and sifted over gluttonous breakfasts, cinnamon’s benefits go far beyond its delicious flavor enhancing qualities..."

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#bodypure #healthycinnamon #ilovecinnamon

Monday, March 24, 2014

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cinnamon Chia Seed Granola (Recipe)

"Cha… Cha… Cha… Chia! Who remembers the commercials where plants grow out of animal shaped pots? If you can believe it, all those years you grew chia “pets” you were actually growing an exceptionally nutritious plant that you should have been eating..."

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#bodypure #chiaseeds #chiarecipe

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Non-Toxic Dentistry (Gerson Institute)

BodyPure Founder, Dr. Vinograd, giving his latest lecture on Non-toxic dentistry:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Healthy, Homemade BBQ Sauce (Recipe)

"There is nothing quite like an afternoon bar-b-que to confirm the summer months have arrived. Hot dogs and hamburgers sizzling over an open flame, the buns packed tightly in their plastic bags, awaiting their encounter with the juicy meat and the condiments standing like soldiers next to the grill, awaiting their “attack”..."

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#bodypure #bbq #healthybbq #bbqsauce

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The 'Therapy' In 'Massage Therapy'

"If the last time you received a massage was years ago as a treat for your birthday, then you may want to consider booking an appointment very soon. Maybe you avoided getting a massage because you associate the treatment with luxury and wealth, or in other words, you believe massages to be expensive. Abolish that thinking immediately! You need to shake the association between pricey and massage therapy because the body treatment should really be associated with good health and general well being..."

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#bodypure #massagetherapy

Sunday, March 2, 2014

7 Ways To Treat A Shinsplint

"Have you ever experienced an odd sensation in your shins, almost as if your bones were splintering? This interesting pain is actually known as shin splints and the ailment is quite common in runners. However, shin splints can also occur in anyone who suddenly starts jogging, running or sprinting, say, someone running so as to not miss the bus or train. ..."

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#bodypure #shinsplints

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bring Down Bloating!

"Nothing feels worse than feeling like a balloon filled with Jello, or in other words, nothing feels worse than being bloated. A protruding stomach, the sensation of being overly full, not feeling attractive at all because no clothing can help conceal an obtruding stomach; bloating is quite a nuance yet it is so very common and it’s all thanks to our diets. Here are some helpful tips to de-puff your 'stuff'..."

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#bodypure #bloating #depuffyourstuff