Food and Drink
Current thinking suggests that antioxidants are the key to slowing the aging process and keeping degenerative disease at bay. Some antioxidants are made in the body, and eating a plant based diet provides many more of them to keep people looking and feeling young and healthy. But research is suggesting that there is a caveat to all this – that antioxidants from food lose their power when eaten with milk protein.
Are you looking to replace blood pressure-lowering drugs with natural, diet-based solutions? Complimenting past findings, recent research reveals that drinking a single glass of beetjuice juice daily may just be enough to lower blood pressure in those suffering from hypertension. In fact, this simple juice can lead to a ‘significant’ reduction in blood pressure.
By: Sara |Institute of HeartMath Fresh squash or canned pumpkin makes this a flavorful thick stew, with a Mexican flavor and a bit of spice. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 ½ teaspoon cumin ½ 15oz. can chopped tomatoes, canned ¾ cup pumpkin, canned, or […]
Major illnesses that plague the majority of the planet are caused by a high-acid diet, leading to things like heart disease, stroke, cancer, skin disorders, auto-immune conditions, allergies – the list goes on. You might feel fine now but your body will eventually grow out of it’s optimal pH balance and you will become victim of some disease or illness. It is also important to note that most of these vegetables and fruits are best eaten raw, because cooking raising acidic levels. Here is a list of 8 alkaline foods you should be consuming every day, or every second day!
Sick of Getting Sick? “Don’t live to eat — eat to live. Don’t let any thing come between you, your ideal body and an ecstatic life.” Is it just me or is sickness and disease on the rise? Just in my circle of friends and acquaintances, 20 year olds are being diagnosed with cancer and healthy 50 […]
Join Wildman Steve Brill and his daughter Violet Brill as they show you what kinds of edible and medicinal plants can be found in your urban park in the fall! Steve and Violet forage for Ginko nuts, Black Walnuts, Goutweed, Field Garlic, Sasafras Root, Epazote and more!
First, let’s set the record straight by saying that sugar in and of itself isn’t evil, per se. It occurs naturally in plenty of foods, including fruits and milk. With that being said, adding excess sugar to your dietary intake simply isn’t necessary. In fact, you’ll notice numerous positive things happen when you decide to quit sugar for life.
A groundbreaking new study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research titled, “Interspecies communication between plant and mouse gut host cells through edible plant derived exosome-like nanoparticles,” reveals a new way that food components ‘talk’ to animal cells by regulating gene expression and conferring significant therapeutic effects. This is the first study of its kind to look at the role of exosomes, small vesicles secreted by plant and animal cells that participate in intercellular communication, in interspecies (plant-animal) communication. Exosomes are the missing link in how plants and animal cells communicate and collaborate.
Whether they’re made at home or bought from a salad bar, raw vegetable salads are a big favorite of health-conscious people looking for maximum nutrition. But all raw salads are not created equal. What you choose to include can make the difference between a nutritional powerhouse and a salad that’s just ordinary. Here are 4 tips for making the ultimate healthy salad.
Recipe for “Garden Full of Goodness” vegetarian lasagna: Combine zucchini, squash, carrot, mushrooms, onion and peppers with water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender…
Most of us have, at one point in our lives, experienced intense cravings for unhealthy foods. Whether it be for chocolate, donuts, salty snacks or refined carbs, our bodies appear to want them — and we’re often all too happy to submit. There’s just one problem: Eating these foods doesn’t seem to end the cravings. What is going on here? Are our bodies playing a cruel joke on us? Well, not quite.
Often deemed a “perfect food,” the avocado is considered one of the healthiest foods available. Even a study published in Nutrition Journal found that eating avocados is associated with a lower body weight, lower BMI and waist circumference (a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes), higher “good” cholesterol, a lower intake of added sugars, better diet quality overall, and higher nutrient intake levels. In other words, those who eat avocados are healthier than those who don’t.
The problems are obvious: food safety scandals, the death of family farming, food supply insecurity, the revolving door between corporate lobbyists and government regulators, and many more. The solution should be equally obvious: rolling up our sleeves and getting in the garden. Join us today as we explore this simple, natural solution to one of our most fundamental problems.