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Raw Chocolate Caramel Cups
February 28, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
This is a fantastic dessert for a kids party platter as they fit nicely in their little hands, but can equally tempting for adults due to their small size. They have a delish crunchy base, a gooey center and sweet chocolate. Dare you to eat just one.

South American Vine Treats Neurogenerative Disorders and Is More Powerful Than Antidepressants
February 27, 2014 | Healing | J.Summerly
Banisteriopsis caapi, also known as ayahuasca, caapi or yaje, is a South American jungle vine used to prepare a decoction with a long history of entheogenic uses as a medicine and "plant teacher" among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest. It has unique properties found to treat Parkinson's disease and other neurogenerative disorders.

Taco Recipe Will Have You Rethinking What A Taco Is
February 26, 2014 | Nutrition | L.Glucina
Now that my dad has gone mostly plant based for health reasons, he occasionally feels like he misses†meat. So I decided to make this for him for dinner, and let me tell you, it rocks. Itís tacos, but minus the meat, and minus the shell. Sound a bit weird? Trust me it works. Hereís how itís done and why itís awesome...

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe
February 25, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
For a truly healthy smoothie, it's always best to blend your own rather than a quick stop at your local smoothie bar. Not only can you load your own ingredients to your liking, but you'll avoid high sugar, chemical laden mixes which have become very popular due to taste and processing convenience. This apple smoothie gives you the best of both worlds, high on vitamins, antioxidants and great taste.

Hemp Power Smoothie
February 20, 2014 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Hemp is one of my favorite proteins for many reasons. Most hemp protein powders on the market have no fillers or additives and it provides the 8 essential amino acids and fatty acids. Youíll need much less hemp protein than other types of proteins for equal benefit. Your body will also immediately recognize and digest natural, whole hemp protein and it won't slow you down, bloat you, or make you feel uncomfortable.

Should You Fast One Day A Week?
February 19, 2014 | Healing | B.Kim
I'm often asked if fasting one day a week is good for health? To answer this question, let's take a look at what happens in your body when you begin to ingest nothing but water.

8 Different Coughs, Their Symptoms And What Each Means For Your Health
February 18, 2014 | Healing | J.Summerly
Lung infections have been at all-time highs in the last six months and the various and extended symptoms have many wondering why recovery time is so lengthy. Coughs are one of the most common complaints seen by doctors and exact causes are only found for less than 50 percent of conditions. Coughs are mainly a protective reflex to remove foreign bodies, mucus or irritants and a primary respiratory reflex for inflammation. Knowing which type of cough is ailing you is the first step in addressing a solution. Here are 8 types of coughs, their symptoms and how to treat them.

World's Largest Solar Thermal Power Project Now Capable Of Providing Clean Energy To 140,000 Homes
February 18, 2014 | Sustainability | M.Chan
Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers and you have the world's biggest solar power plant. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity. At full capacity, the system produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to provide 140,000 homes with clean energy.

Raw Chocolate Cake
February 17, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Raw, gluten-free chocolate cakes give you the option of enjoying a dessert without the consequences of conventional preparations high in sugar and low in nutrition. Best served cold, this recipe is full of flavor and guilt-free.

Teens Are Not Convinced That Sunscreen Prevents Disease
February 14, 2014 | Sunlight | M.Torres
When it comes to rubbing toxic chemicals on our bodies, those who are informed can filter through the mainstream deception about our so-called "evil" sun. They're aware the sun is not our enemy and that sunscreen is a far greater risk to our health than any damage caused by the sun's rays. Apparently, teens aren't convinced about the false "sun causing cancer" message either. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows that teens are only willing to wear sunscreen to prevent wrinkles, but not to prevent disease.

Valentine's Raw Chocolate Torte
February 14, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
If you love chocolate and you have someone to love then, how about sharing a giant brown slab of chocolatey goodness for Valentine's Day?

Raw Collard Wraps
February 13, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Perfect for any season, this makes for a great healthy mid afternoon snack or even lunch. And to get that perfect cut on the collard wraps you should use a good quality chef knife. After trying these once, you might wonder why you would need bread sandwich ever again.

Sweet Cherry Chia Breakfast Jar
February 12, 2014 | Nutrition | L.Glucina
This is a sweet, innocent looking little breakfast jar to take away with you to work, that is actually a pretty serious hit of long lasting energy that will carry you through the day and back again, then tuck you up in bed at night. Thatís because this innocent little breakfast jar is made with Cherries and Chia!

Researchers Find Hemp Seed Oil A Valuable Source of Bioactive Compounds For The Food and Cosmetic Industry
February 10, 2014 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Hempseed oil provides significant amounts of the more rare 'super' polyunsaturated fatty acids, notably gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA). Researchers writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that hempseed oil may be full of potentially beneficial compounds including plant sterols and omega-3 fatty acids, according to new research.

5 Things We Were Always Told Not To Consume, Yet Are Fantastic For Our Health
February 7, 2014 | Nutrition | M.Torres
The list of government recommendations on healthy and unhealthy foods over the last several decades have been as reliable as trying to pick the right numbers on a lottery ticket. There are numerous examples of foods we were told not to consume, but are now at the top of grocery lists thanks to a savvy public who are no longer fooled by irresponsible recommendations based on corporate greed. We have become more informed on the downfalls of short-sighted advice from old-school nutritionists, who really had very little understanding of nutrition at all. Here are the top 5 things we now know are great for our health, but didn't used to based on limited perspectives on food education.

Turmeric Smoothie - So Tasty You Won't Believe It Has One of the Most Powerful Antioxidants In The World
February 6, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
If you wanted to create the perfect smoothie with anti-cancerous properties, potent anti-inflammatories, as well as anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal constituents, look no further than adding turmeric. Although turmeric has a lightly bitter taste, you won't even notice it in this delicious recipe that will have you craving it daily.

Scientists Find That The Human Body Kills Spontaneous Cancers Daily
February 3, 2014 | Immunity | A.McCarthy
It takes no more than 100 seconds for the body's immune cells to identify and kill a cancer cell. Immune cells undergo Ďspontaneousí changes on a daily basis that could lead to cancers if not for the diligent surveillance of our immune system, Melbourne scientists have found.

Fenugreek - 6 Reasons Why This Herb and Spice Belongs In Your Medicine Cabinet
February 3, 2014 | Herbs | J.Summerly
Trigonella foenum in graecum (Fenugreek) is a traditional herbal plant used to treat disorders like diabetes, low lactation, respiratory ailments, wounds, inflammation, gastrointestinal ailments, detoxification of heavy metals, pain, colds and even cancer.


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