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Dr. Edward F. Group III (DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM) has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years. He founded Global Healing Center in 1998 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. Heading up the research and development team, Dr. Group assumes a hands-on approach in producing new and advanced degenerative disease products and information.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera for Your Heart

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

For thousands of years, people from around the world have used aloe vera for everything from soothing sunburn to oral wounds. In recent years, research has suggested that the plant may boast even more health benefits thanks to the properties and compounds found in its leaves. A South Korean study reports that aloe vera supports the immune system. [1] Another study has indicated that aloe vera can fight harmful organisms in the digestive tract. [2]

Aloe vera is great for flushing out toxins and waste from the digestive tract [3], which in turn helps the body to absorb nutrients more effectively. This also supports circulation and gets more oxygen-rich blood to cells throughout the body. Today, we’ll look at how aloe vera supports heart health.

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10 High Protein Vegetarian Recipes

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Vegetarians are often faced with one critical question by meat eaters, “Where do you get your protein?”

The fact is, protein is abundant in plant foods, and while certain dietary deficiencies are common (but avoidable) among vegans and vegetarians, it’s possible to receive all essential amino acids by eating a completely vegan or vegetarian diet. Some plant foods, like avocados and quinoa, contain all essential amino acids and are therefore considered a complete protein. Incorporating these foods into your recipes can ensure you will receive all the protein you need.

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Using a Non-Stick Pan? You May Want to Read This

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Pans with a non-stick coating are convenient but new research suggests that the chemical used for the coating is extremely toxic and exposure can prove dangerous to brain health, the reproductive system, and immune system.

The Dangers of Non-Stick Coating

DuPont, the chemical engineering giant, is responsible for the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) used to make Teflon coating. Federal regulators linked the chemical to birth defects and cancer, and these regulators also accused DuPont of hiding these hazard reports for decades. This caused an uproar and forced DuPont to phase out production of the chemical in 2006. Regardless, PFOA has already infiltrated millions of homes; resulting in detectable amounts of the compound in the blood of nearly every American. It’s even been found in polar bears in the Arctic.

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Evidence Mounts on Roundup’s Link to Liver and Kidney Damage

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

One of the world’s most popular herbicide–Roundup–is making its way back into the headlines in regards to its health and environmental effects. Monsanto, the producer of Roundup (glyphosate), claims this herbicide is safe; however, study after study from independent researchers is showing the exact opposite.

A new research study is showing that small amounts of exposure – up to thousands of times lower than permitted in drinking water in the U.S. – can produce unfavorable and concerning effects in the liver and kidneys. Could this study be the turning point for finally phasing out Roundup in agriculture? Or will it simply be ignored and human health continue to suffer?

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Do Pomegranates Protect Against Neurodegeneration?

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The CDC estimates around 5.3 million Americans are living with some form of Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to double by 2050.[1] Dementia, a generalized term used to describe neurodegeneration, is a disabling issue that have definitive roots in lifestyle and nutritional habits. While genetics may play a role in brain health, it’s lifestyle factors that are the driving force behind the progression of hereditary variables. A recent study is suggesting pomegranate, a red deciduous fruit rich in polyphenols, may be a potent protector against mental degeneration.

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Olive Oil

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Olive oil has received well-deserved attention over the last 10-15 years. This is the main ingredient that plays an important role in the Mediterranean diet. For years, studies have shown people who consume this type of diet live longer and enjoy a better quality of life.

Olive oil is a fantastic ingredient that can be added to your salads and roasted vegetables. But olive oil is a lot more than just a health food. Aside from consuming olive oil to receive its benefits, you can use it in other ways and reap similar, if not greater, rewards. It can be used for soothing skin, managing hair, and as a natural sunscreen.

Here are 8 amazing benefits of olive oil, many of which may surprise you.

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8 Foods That Boost Your Immune System

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

If you’re looking for an immune system boost, the right vitamins and minerals can help. Although diet gets little attention in conventional media when it comes to supporting the immune system, it is one of the most powerful methods for keeping colds and other illnesses at bay. Nutrition isn’t the only means of immune system support but it is one of the oldest and most reliable natural approaches.

The 8 Best Foods for Your Immune System

The majority of your immune cells reside in your intestines, so doesn’t it make sense to consume healthy foods for keeping your immune system top notch? Here are 8 foods you can eat right now to boost your immune system.

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The 5 Best Natural Alternatives to Fluoride for Dental Health

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Fluoride’s role as an endocrine disruptor and neurotoxin has been known for a while now but, unfortunately, it’s still used in many dental products to this day. Nowadays, there are so many other things you can use for a healthy mouth and bone protection. The overall health issues associated with fluoride consumption just aren’t worth it.

Natural Alternatives to Fluoride

Protecting your teeth and gums requires time, commitment, and the right tools to get the job done. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and limiting sugar intake are all great methods. Here are five natural alternatives you should consider adding to your oral health regimen.

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Pepsi Co. Swaps Aspartame for Sucralose — But Is It Any Better?

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Soda is one of the most popular beverages in the developed world, and many people are addicted to its sweet taste and fizzy texture. Not only does soda provide calories, these calories come in the form of refined sugar, namely mercury-laden high fructose corn syrup.

Diet sodas are supposed to lessen the health effects of regular soda consumption and are seen by many as a product that can be consumed in limitless quantities with very little worry. Research is showing, however, that this is not the case. [1] Even diet sodas, typically sweetened with aspartame, also correlate with increased obesity trends in those who consume them on a regular basis.

Pepsi has recently announced a move that will replace aspartame with sucralose (Splenda), citing consumer demand regarding the supposed health dangers of aspartame.

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Common Vegan Dietary Deficiencies, and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

18th August 2015

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

In terms of health, a vegetarian diet can be quite high in certain nutrients and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. A study 2009 published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests a vegan diet could actually be the best when it comes to lowering heart disease and blood pressure. [1] But as compared to other vegetarians, vegans (or strict vegetarians) choose to avoid all animal products — for example, eggs and dairy — which means that they can also have deficiencies in certain nutrients that must be made up with supplements or through other dietary means.

Common Vegan Deficiencies

The dangers of the vegan diet are few and far between and, I believe, are greatly outweighed by the widely-acknowledged benefits. Let’s go over 5 major nutritional problems you could face from a vegan diet, and what you can do to avoid them.

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The Power of Saffron for Mental Health

By Dr. Edward F. Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Saffron is an extravagant, sweet-smelling spice commonly used in Indian, Turkish, and Persian cuisine. Its use in traditional health approaches has spanned thousands of years, and modern research seems to back up its commonly-reported benefits.

Like most spices, saffron may be a formidable force against internal swelling (inflammation) and irritation in the body. For years, research has also linked this red grass-like spice with mood health, showing it could be a powerful tool against varying forms of depression.

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The Top 8 Cooling Spices for Summer

By Dr. Edward Group

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

To keep the body cool during the summer months, ancient Indian medicine (Ayurveda) recommends consuming spices that promote cooling. Spices are one of the most potent plant foods in terms of antioxidants and bioactive compounds, and according to Ayruveda’s 5,000 year old food philosophy, there are plenty of everyday spices that can even help cool the body when outside temperatures become unbearable.

Here are the top 8 cooling spices, according to Ayruveda, to include in your diet to feel fresh and comfortable during the summer heat.

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