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Organic Deviled Egg Recipe
February 28, 2013 | Nutrition | Editor
There is something very special about the smooth texture of a deviled egg that makes you go back for seconds every time. What a perfect snack, full of protein and containing every vitamin (except vit c). Two things: First, always make sure you use organic eggs; and second, always make your own homemade mayonnaise.


Kick Pasteurized Milk To The Curb And Make Your Own Healthy Nut Milk
February 28, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Sure, we can all buy our favorite store brands, but how many of us dread those nasty complement ingredients such as emulsifiers, oils, starches, artificial or even natural flavors we know have no place in a healthy beverage? If you make your own nut milk, you'll also save yourself from the toxic chemicals which line the cartons of more than 80 percent of brands. Instead of feeling limited to what’s available at the market, making your own nut milk is easy and you'll get to decide exactly what goes in it.


25 Things You Should Know About Sex
February 25, 2013 | Sex | A.McCarthy
For many, sex is the answer to happiness, longevity and a healthy body. Sex education enjoys and suffers the same fate as other aspects of behaviour; from myths to advice and best practices, one must be aware of what sex education implies. Here are 25 things you should know about sex.


Amazing News For People Who Consume Avocados
February 22, 2013 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
New analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), indicates that consuming avocados may be associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake level, lower intake of added sugars, lower body weight, BMI and waist circumferences, higher “good cholesterol” levels and lower metabolic syndrome risk. These results were published in the January 2013 issue of Nutrition Journal.


Organic Vegetables Are More Nutritious Due To An Environment That Forces Survival
February 21, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Torres
Laziness makes people more lethargic, decreases their ability to metabolize nutrients and leads to a general state of unhealthiness. The same applies to the plant world. When we raise crops on conventional farms riddled with pesticides and shelter them from what we consider to be harmful elements, their nutritional content decreases and we end up with an inferior plant kingdom that can no longer support itself. According to research in the open access journal PLOS ONE, greater plant stress on organic farms causes tomatoes to accumulate higher concentrations of vitamin C and lycopene compared to those grown on conventional farms.


The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth
February 19, 2013 | Nutrition | J.Summerly
They come in all different sizes, shapes and colours. The seed is an embryonic plant itself and the origin of nutrition. A plant goes to great lengths to produce each seed and fill it with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes. If you're looking for a high quality, nutritious and filling snack, seeds are tough to beat. Let's look at the ten healthiest seeds on Earth and how to consume them.


This Mineral Is The Initial Trigger In The Healing Response of Our Immune System
February 17, 2013 | Immunity | A.McCarthy
For the first time scientists studying the cellular processes underlying the body's response to healing have revealed how a flash of calcium is the very first step in repairing damaged tissue. The findings, published in Current Biology, could lead to new therapies that speed up the healing process following injury.


Research Now Showing Natural Products As Effective As Man-Made Drugs
February 15, 2013 | NaturalLiving | M.Pochelli
Many combinations of natural products are as effective as man-made drugs, but without the side effects when acting against specific diseases. For empirical evidence, look no further than the indigenous tribes and cultures which still use many formulations pre-dating the historical record and with great success. A comprehensive study and first of its kind published in PLoS One assessed 124 natural product combinations and found that in the right combinations, they can match drug level potency.


A Cure For Every Type of Bacteria And It's Raw, Natural and Never Spoils
February 13, 2013 | Healing | M.Torres
Many state it's not what honey is good for, but what isn't it good for. Honey has been used medically for hundreds of years, but for no reasons other than profit, mainstream medicine has sought to develop man-made antibiotics which have only led to antibiotic resistance and other diseases. New research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world.


Researchers Identify How Omega-3 and Vitamin D Enhance The Immune System
February 13, 2013 | Immunity | M.Chan
Interested in increasing your overall health and energy level? Would you like to prevent cancer, heart disease, alzheimer's and depression? Perhaps you also want to treat diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and a host of other diseases. Researchers have pinpointed the mechanism behind vitamin D3 and omega-3’s ability to enhance the immune system and why the two nutrients are so critical to our health.


This Mineral Plays a Key Role In Battling Infections And Supporting Immunity, Yet Most People Are Deficient
February 12, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
It's available in modest quantities in cocao, oysters, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, peanuts and it's an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining a sense of smell, keeping a healthy immune system, building proteins, triggering enzymes, and creating DNA. Yet two billion people are deficient.


Rice Bran Oil: One Big Health Disadvantage Outweighs All Its Advantages
February 11, 2013 | Nutrition | J.Summerly
Rice bran oil has been touted by some health experts as the solution to the ever increasing cases of metabolic syndrome. Although this unique edible oil has many nutritional benefits, including being a worthy source of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids and antioxidant nutrients, it has one major disadvantage which may outweigh all of the above benefits.


Kale and Red Cabbage Salad
February 10, 2013 | Nutrition | Editor
This salad is a fresh, tasty, healthy and keeps beautifully! The best part is that it has so much going on, it easily makes a satisfying meal. Full of nutrient dense kale and cabbage, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries, you can really sink your teeth into this one.


The Top 4 Foods To Avoid If You Want To Be Healthy
February 8, 2013 | Nutrition | E.Schumacher
You've probably heard it before and you'll going to hear it again now: "Americans are overfed and undernourished." It means that, as a nation, we are eating plenty of calories but they are doing nothing to nourish our bodies and give us what we need. We are 'starving' as a nation and it's no wonder that we have high rates of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.


Happiness Increases with Age, Across Generations
February 7, 2013 | Happiness | Editor
Psychological well-being has been linked to many important life outcomes, including career success, relationship satisfaction, and health. A new report published in Psychological Science, reveals that self-reported feelings of well-being tend to increase with age, but that a person’s overall level of well-being depends on when he or she was born.


Vegetarianism Can Reduce Your Risk of Death Over 30 Percent And Add 9 Years To Your Life
February 4, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
According to two large studies, vegetarians are a third less likely to need hospital treatment for heart disease or die from it, and the diet could mean living nine additional years than you might consuming meat based diets according the the findings.


If You Don't Like Warm Liquids When You're Sick, Try Flu Busting Ice-Cream
February 3, 2013 | Healing | J.Summerly
When we're down and out with a bad cold or flu, many of us reach for hot soups and warm liquids to soothe the pain, however there is no evidence that the temperature of a beverage or food will influence our ability to heal. Some people outright avoid hot soups and prefer refrigerated food products despite the mainstream opinion that it will somehow make us feel worse. For many it does and for others there is absolutely no difference. For those who prefer a chilled soother rather than a warm one for your sniffles, this recipe is for you.


Half Minute Recipe: Raw Coconut Butter Stuffed Dates
February 1, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Yes, I'm talking 30 seconds from preparation to mouth, and they are so delicious they'll have you coming back for more.



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