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Green Tea – The Miracle Worker

August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Green Tea – The Miracle Worker

As the single most consumed beverage in the world behind water, all teas, except for herbal teas, are brewed from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. The oxidation level of the leaves then determines the actual type of tea. Green tea is one of the most nutritious and health-promoting teas made from unoxidized leaves. It…

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Composting 101: Tips to Make Composting Easy

June 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Composting 101: Tips to Make Composting Easy

Have you ever considered putting your food scraps to good use by composting them? It’s not as complicated as you may think. Composting is an economical way to recycle food and plant waste and provide a little extra TLC to your garden. How to get started First, decide on the type of container to use.…

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6 Key Nutrients Every Child Needs

April 16, 2020 / Comments Off on 6 Key Nutrients Every Child Needs

They say being a parent is a full-time job, but in reality, it feels like it should be equivalent to TWO full-time jobs! When it comes to the health of your kids, you want to do everything possible to make sure they grow up strong and healthy.  Unfortunately, many of the standard recommendations, like having…

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The Dark Side of Peanut Butter

April 2, 2020 / Comments Off on The Dark Side of Peanut Butter

Most of us love spreading peanut, almond, or cashew butter on our favorite foods. The sad truth is that not all nut and seed butter is created equal, especially peanut butter. There’s a dark and dirty little secret you might want to know about America’s favorite sandwich spread. Let’s start with the basics. Peanuts are…

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Simple Plate of Food

March 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Simple Plate of Food

The Food Pyramid was first introduced in 1992 and was touted as being the guideline for a perfectly balanced diet. But unfortunately, this perspective was jaded by the greed and power of the food industry giants who had much to gain from guiding people toward consuming processed and refined foods. Nearly 20 years later, the…

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The Love Triangle: Your Gut, Your Brain and Your Microbes

February 6, 2020 / Comments Off on The Love Triangle: Your Gut, Your Brain and Your Microbes

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut actually run the emotional part of your brain? It seems a bit far-fetched, but it's true! The emotions we have on a moment by moment basis are not just "out there somewhere" feelings that ebb and flow throughout the day. Instead, they are largely influenced by…

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How Ginseng Can Help with Stress

November 28, 2019 / Comments Off on How Ginseng Can Help with Stress

Did you know that a certain level of stress is actually beneficial? Researchers have long known that lifestyle stress plays a vital role in keeping our immune system in good working order. But if the inevitable stress pendulum swings too far to the right or the left, meaning too much or too little stress, it…

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Is Your Turmeric Really Working?

September 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Is Your Turmeric Really Working?

It's a fair guess that you've heard a thing or two about the health benefits of turmeric. A quick internet search will provide thousands of articles touting its golden goodness. It's used for health complaints such as missing or painful periods, blood purifier, to reduce swelling, digestive complaints, liver congestion, skin diseases, inflammation, arthritis, diabetes,…

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Maximizing Your Minerals

November 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Maximizing Your Minerals

Minerals are organic substances found primarily in the soil that are vital to every mental and physical function in the body. With a few exceptions, most of them are needed in extremely small amounts but without them, our health and well-being can be significantly compromised. They ensure healthy digestion, a well-functioning nervous system, strong teeth…

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Pink Pineapple

July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Pink Pineapple

Recently, food producer Del Monte announced the release of its new genetically engineered pineapple, “Rosé,” which will have pink flesh as compared to the traditional yellow varieties. The FDA, after reviewing information provided by Del Monte about the safety of their new pineapple, they stated “the new pineapple is as safe and nutritious as its…

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