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‘Very Nettle’ Wild Vegan Soup

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
‘Very Nettle’ Wild Vegan Soup

Trinity Bourne: I must admit that I get really excited about adding wild nettles into my springtime cuisine. Mother Earth is an amazing friend. If we respect her and take the time to connect, she unveils a carpet of super foods without the need for us to rush off and fill our shopping baskets or spend a small fortune on supplements in supermarkets or health food stores. Nettles are jam packed with high vibrational goodness and have been well documented throughout the aeons for a myriad of health benefits. They are said to help urinary tract infections, act as a diuretic, help break down kidney stones, destroy internal parasites, to relieve gas/colitis/coeliac disease, alleviate asthma, hay fever, hives, dermatitis, arthritis and even help prevent hair loss.

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New Research Shows Cilantro can Remove Lead, Copper, Mercury from Tap Water

Written by on May 18, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
New Research Shows Cilantro can Remove Lead, Copper, Mercury from Tap Water

Many countries classified as ‘third world’ are looking for inexpensive ways to purify water that has become contaminated by industrial waste, and individuals in the US, Europe, and other more prosperous nations could stand to find new ways of minimizing the contaminates in municipal water supplies as well. At a national meeting of the American Chemical Society, new evidence was presented that cilantro, the herb most commonly known as an ingredient in salsa and many Asian dishes, can help to leech toxins from water.

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Two Common Kitchen Items to Combine for Amazing Health Benefits

Written by on May 15, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 4 Comments
Two Common Kitchen Items to Combine for Amazing Health Benefits

Honey and cinnamon’s combined effects are proven and recognized as valid for several health issues including cancer and arthritis…

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The Five Myths of Water Storage

Written by on May 14, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
The Five Myths of Water Storage

For many, water becomes their very first prep. By that I mean that steps are taken to either purchase a supply of bottled water, set up a water barrel, or locate a source of local water that can be filtered and purified for consumption. Before you jump feet first into setting up a water storage system, take heed of these five myths of water storage.

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How to Break Up With Your Supermarket

How to Break Up With Your Supermarket

So you’ve realized that most of what your grocery store sells is not even food. Fortunately you don’t have to stay in this relationship forever.

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4 Natural Foods for Fighting Feelings of Depression

4 Natural Foods for Fighting Feelings of Depression

An estimated one in 10 Americans suffers from depression, and many of these people take prescription drugs to manage the disease they’ve been told is caused by a chemical imbalance. The truth is, doctors don’t know what causes the symptoms of depression, but they’ve grown accustomed to throwing Big Pharma solutions at it and hoping for the best. There are several problems with this, including the myriad of side effects associated with these drugs. Fortunately, there are several foods and herbs that can provide relief from depression without the costs—both financial and otherwise—of prescription drugs.

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Latest Research Reveals Real Reason Dark Chocolate is Awesome

Written by on May 12, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment
Latest Research Reveals Real Reason Dark Chocolate is Awesome

Dark chocolate, derived from cacao, can reduce the incidence of diabetes, boost heart health, and improve our mood. Tufts University found that chocolate even improves the quality of our blood. Other researchers determined that the obromine in chocolate can help reduce dental cavities, and Penn State found out that chocolate can reduce belly fat, lessening the risk of obesity related diseases.

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New Splenda Study Reveals More Adverse Effects

Written by on May 12, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment
New Splenda Study Reveals More Adverse Effects

A new study published in the journal PLoS indicates that the artificial sweetener sucralose may have sublethal adverse effects on animal behavior and physiology.

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5 Fun Benefits of Lemon Water You may Not Know

Written by on May 11, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 3 Comments
5 Fun Benefits of Lemon Water You may Not Know

If you drink water throughout the day, you are one step closer to optimal health. Staying hydrated is important whether you are fighting an illness, trying to lose weight, or just need more energy. But even more than simple water, drinking lemon water offers a wide array of benefits

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Daily Cup of Coffee can Save the Eyes, Preserve Vision

Written by on May 8, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
Daily Cup of Coffee can Save the Eyes, Preserve Vision

If you love your morning coffee, you are in luck. According to a Cornell study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the chemical constituents of coffee can help prevent the deterioration of eyesight and possible blindness due to retinal damage caused by aging, glaucoma, and diabetes. It isn’t the caffeine in coffee that helps you see straight, comprising only 1 percent of raw coffee, on average, but the chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that has extreme health-boosting properties.

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Alkaline Diet: Food Secrets and Common Myths Revealed – Mike Adams

Written by on May 7, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Alkaline Diet: Food Secrets and Common Myths Revealed – Mike Adams

Alkaline diet myths (and secrets) are revealed in this video by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.

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Study Sheds Light on How Turmeric Can Protect the Aging Brain from Decline

Written by on May 7, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Study Sheds Light on How Turmeric Can Protect the Aging Brain from Decline

The many benefits of turmeric are well-established—from its cancer fighting properties to its ability to treat depression. A newer study indicates that the bright yellow root could also protect the brain from age-related brain dysfunctions, including things like stroke, dementia, and neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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7 Portions of Fruit and Veggies Daily Leads to 42% Reduced Mortality Risk

Written by on May 6, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 1 Comment
7 Portions of Fruit and Veggies Daily Leads to 42% Reduced Mortality Risk

A new indicates that the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables are multiplied exponentially as our consumption increases. In other words, they aren’t only good for you—they are really, really, really good for you.

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The Benefits of Lemon Balm – A Must In Any Garden

Written by on May 2, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
The Benefits of Lemon Balm – A Must In Any Garden

Lemon Balm’s botanical name, Melissa, is Greek for bees. So it comes as no surprise that bees adore this perennial wonder. It is often affectionately referred as Bee Balm. This versatile herb thrives in most places, taking care of itself rather well, spreading vigorously with its roots and seeds. This zingy herb has an abundance of well-known, tried and tested health benefits and medical properties.

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Mung Bean Sprouts can Drastically Reduce Cancerous Tumors

Mung Bean Sprouts can Drastically Reduce Cancerous Tumors

Sprouts have been heralded for their incredible nutrition and medicinal benefits for a very long time, and now it looks as though one of the staple foods of many far eastern cultures and India is another cancerous tumor inhibitor. Mung bean sprouts also improve endurance, and enhance all three doshas (body types), according to Ayurvedic medicine. Is there anything this little wonder can’t do? A Nurse Health study shows that eating sprouted mung beans as well as other legumes can reduce the chances of getting colon cancers and protects the bowels. For the elderly, eating just 20 grams daily of mung beans or other nutritious legumes can reduce death rates by 8%, and people of all ages can enjoy better heart health, with a 22% lower cardiac arrest rate from eating fiber-rich foods.

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