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June 14, 2016

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The Surprising Spice That Gives You A Total Health Boost

Now that you’ve gotten revitalized with your alkaline drops, what else can you do to boost your health quotient?

Try using the thin, red threads harvested from Crocus Sativus- or saffron. This spice can be a little costly, but it pays off in big ways.

For one thing, saffron contains over 150 compounds that offer lycopene, beta-carotene, and other carotenoid type properties. In short, this makes the spice beneficial in treating everything from depression to detoxing.

-Some studies have shown that using 15 mg of saffron twice a day can serve as an antidepressant for mild to moderate depression.

-Other studies have shown that saffron extract can protect internal health from toxins- particularly toxins in the liver, kidneys, lungs, brain, and heart.

-This spice can also help accelerate weight loss by creating a satiating effect.

-Anti-inflammatory and smooth skin. Applying saffron to your skin can help ease itchiness, protect against sun damage, as well as smooth the skin.

FUN FACT: Saffron is harvested by hand. One gram of saffron threads equals one gram of the spice.

Whether you’re making a paella or mixing saffron with your favorite smooth 8 drops for a quick facial or detox, you’re taking a step forward to cleaner, natural health.



June 14, 2016

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Alkaline Water: Better Than Tap and Bottled Water?

Water with a pH level higher than seven is alkaline water, or water containing minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. Tap water also has these minerals but they are in the form of less healthy magnesium and calcium carbonates. In addition, tap water contains varying amounts of synthetic chemicals that can have negative effects on our immune system.

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December 18, 2015

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Can You Be Over-Hydrated?

OK, now you're probably saying to yourself, hey, what's up Smooth 8, I thought you were all about drinking lots of water and staying super hydrated? You're right, we are 100% right there on the subject but... it has been proved that too much H2O can be damaging as well.

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October 26, 2015

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Say bye-bye to your bacon.

A group of 22 scientists reviewed the evidence linking red meat and processed meat consumption to cancer, and concluded that eating processed meats regularly increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Their evidence review is explained in an article published in The Lancet.

The conclusion puts processed meats in the same category of cancer risk as tobacco smoking and asbestos. This does not mean that they are equally dangerous, says theInternational Agency for Research on Cancer — the agency within the WHO that sets the classifications. And it's important to note that even things such as aloe vera are on the list of possible carcinogens.

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'The Body' Elle Macpherson Embraces an Alkaline Diet

We all know her, that leggy, flawless, super model 'body' named Elle Macpherson, but did you know at age 49 this stunner quickly switched to a pH-balanced, all alkaline diet when she had a recent cancer scare? 

Australian model Elle Macpherson has opened up about a recent health scare that made her overhaul her lifestyle and adopt a strict alkaline diet.

From Mail Online and the New Daily:

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“I thought I had cancer. I was away shooting Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, so I couldn’t see my doctor and I was really panicking,” Macpherson said.

“It was four weeks before I got the biopsy results, so it was a long-drawn-out and stressful period of not knowing.

“I was lucky — it was a fibroadenoma [a benign growth], but it was a really big warning. I did some soul searching and realised that maybe I was taking the wrong vitamins and minerals, not eating properly and was too stressed.”

At the time, ‘The Body’, as she was nicknamed, was flying all over the world and getting limited sleep.

“I’d put the boys to bed at 9 or 10pm and work until 2am because that was the only quiet time,” she said.

“Then I’d get up at 6am. I did that for years. I thought I was incredibly productive; I didn’t realise I was burning out my adrenals and hurting myself just from not getting enough sleep.

“I decided that if I was to maintain my body, it had to come from the inside. It wasn’t going to come from only putting creams on my face, and I’m not one who can mess about with plastic surgery at this point.”

To make the change, Macpherson visited a nutritionist who advised her to adopt an alkaline diet which involves cutting down on meat and dairy and increasing her intake of green, leafy vegetables.

Earlier this year, Macpherson made headlines after she said she kept a urine testing kit in her handbag to check the acidity of her urine daily.

So you see, it's not just Smooth 8 touting the amazing benefits of antioxidant, alkaline living, even the most sought after celebrities are finding their health improves when they pH is balanced and so much more.

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Photo courtesy of Harper's Bazaar Magazine.

Say Bye Bye to Your Old Meds

Got Drugs? Turn in your old medications this Saturday for safe disposal.

According to CBS NEWS:

At least 70 percent of people in the U.S. take at least one prescription drug, while the average senior uses as many as five medications each day. Anyone who regularly sees a doctor knows drug prescriptions and dosages change regularly. This is why most Americans have a bathroom cabinet that contains at least a few bottles of unused or expired pills.

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Anti-Inflammatory Your Way Out & Away from Diabetes

According to Reuters, diabetes is a health issue that affects as many as fourteen percent of the U.S. population. By 2030, the World Health Organization estimates that the disease will be the seventh leading cause of death in the world. So what can you do?

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