Cook with Andy, Wild Elk Stew
Bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine and proline. The collagen in bone broth heals your gut lining and reduces intestinal inflammation that can help improve your overall well-being and appearance. Below is a great way to incorporate Bone Broth in one of my favorite meals!
The Untold Truth: Harmful Effects of Canola Oil
Canola oil is a popularly used oil that is marketed as a “heart-healthy oil”. However, in reality, canola oil is far from healthy. First of all, canola oil is not a natural, plant-derived oil. The term “canola” is a commercial name for the genetically modified version of the toxic rape plant. In other words, it is entirely manmade.
Common Nutrient Deficiencies that Lead to Skin Problems
Improved skin health is among the top reasons a person might choose to eat a more nutritious diet. Today, many people battle with skin disorders of all types, including chronic acne, aged skin, wrinkles, and more severe diseases like eczema and psoriasis. While invested “professionals” deny the healing ability of proper nutrition, there is strong proof and history that demonstrates the connection between our food choices and skin health. The fact of the matter is, the intake or deficiency of specific vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can have a strong positive or negative effect on the skin conditions. Behind most skin conditions is an underlying nutrient imbalance. Correcting these imbalances can result in better looking and healthier skin.
The Best & Worst Foods For Your Skin
The world is filled with conflicting views, especially around what or what not to eat. There is a lot of confusion as to what is health and what isn’t when it comes to food. However, if we zoom out and take a broader look at nutrition, we’ll find that it’s a much easier situation than it has been made to seem. According to Ancient Chinese medicine, there are no definite ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods; there are appropriate foods for each individual, which help their unique constitution achieve balance. 
5 Ways ‘Revitalize’ Promotes Healthy Skin
What do you think of when you hear the term “skin care”? We’d imagine that most people think solely of topical routines that address the skin from the outside only. You know, the use of products such as serums, moisturizers, exfoliants, cleansers etc. While these things (when of quality) are an integral part of any good skin care routine, we at Alitura have an extended viewpoint of the subject. When we think of “skin care”, we think of a systematic, holistic approach that encompasses not just external care, but also diet, nutrition and lifestyle factors including intelligent exercise, stress management—and even smart supplementation.
7 Amazing Sandalwood Benefits
Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons; they offer a range of aromatic, therapeutic and practical benefits. Most of all, they offer a natural, non-toxic alternative to harmful, synthetic commercial personal care and household cleaning products. Of the many essential oils available, sandalwood is a special essential oil with a lovely scent and impressive healing abilities. In this post, we will cover just how sandalwood can help improve overall health and well-being of the body.
The Health & Beauty Benefits of Bone Broth
Bone broths are a staple food in many traditional diets. As with most traditional foods, bone broth is very nourishing, healing, easy to digest, and most of all, delicious. Just as the name suggests, bone broth or stock is made from using the bones of various animals. This is a technique developed out of sustainable eating practices that involved utilizing all parts of an animal. In their raw state, bones, marrow, skin, feet, tendons and ligaments are not necessarily edible, at least not palatable. However, rendering these parts of the animal into a well-cooked stock not only produces a delicious liquid, but a nutritious one. 
Benefits of He Shou Wu
 He Shou Wu, also known as Fo-Ti or Polygonum multiflorum is one of the most powerful and popular herbs in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia system. It has a long list of pharmacological studies which point to its ability to successfully treat various diseases including liver injury, cancer, diabetes, hair loss, sleep disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. Exploring the pharmacological actions behind these benefits, we find that He Shou Wu has a few primary abilities that make it so therapeutic. Let’s look at some of the science behind He Shou Wu’s abilities to promote health, longevity and physical beauty and find out why we use it in our Alitura Revitalize.
The Top Health & Beauty Benefits of Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is a special variety of honey that comes from New Zealand, produced exclusively by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush. While honey has been considered a superfood for centuries, Manuka is said to be the most beneficial of the lot. Honey is perhaps one of the oldest forms of natural medicine, tracing back thousands of years, where it was used for its antimicrobial and immune enhancing purposes. However, Manuka has been shown to possess profound immune modulating properties. In study, it actively protected against resistant strains of bacteria and inhibited the growth of Gram-negative bacteria, more effectively than antibiotics. 1 The antimicrobial activity of honey is due to the enzymatic production of hydrogen peroxide. However, Manuka honey is a “non-peroxide honey”, which displays significant antibacterial effects even when the hydrogen peroxide activity is blocked, making it a true medical grade honey.
The Skin and Beauty Benefits of Salt
Salt has a pretty bad rep. It has been deemed to cause hypertension, high blood pressure, and heart disease. However, in this post on the skin and beauty benefits of salt, we're going to debunk that. Those claims do not tell the whole story and they fail to point out that there are key differences between refined, heavily processed salt and unrefined, minimally processed salt. Real, unrefined, high-mineral salts have been used for enhancing the flavor of food for thousands of years. Not just that, salt is a very important part of a wholesome diet for optimal health.
Seaweed: A Miracle Beauty Food
For most people, the idea of eating seaweed is not very appetizing. However, the consumption of seaweed has an extensive following and history throughout many parts of the world, and for good reasons; they’re actually delicious and one of the world’s healthiest foods. As a staple food in Chinese and Japanese cuisine, seaweeds are considered an essential part of a healthy diet. During times of the Ancient Orient, they were considered a food for the royal and honorable. Today, the medicinal and culinary benefits of consuming seaweed is gaining more popularity. The coastlines of Maine in fact, are a source of some of the healthiest, most nutrient-dense seaweeds on the planet.
The Anti-Aging Benefits of Gynostemma
Gynostemma did not get the nickname “miracle grass” without reason. This highly medicinal herb is known to be the most powerful adaptogen on the planet. The anti-aging benefits of Gynostemma are due to its many rejuvenating properties, which all actually serve to protect the body from the damaging effects of stress.
4 Ayurvedic Herbs for Beautiful Skin
The cosmetic industry is full of "miracle" skincare products that promise to solve any and all skin problems. However, many of these products, despite their claims, can actually be quite counter-productive. Many even contain a variety of known toxic ingredients. Fortunately, nature has provided us with healthy, non-toxic alternatives to these harmful, synthetic products for centuries. Looking at the wisdom and science of Ancient Indian Medicine, known as Ayurveda, we discover a handful of powerful, beautifying herbal powerhouses.
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