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Attention Men With Erectile Dysfunction - You Do Not Need Medication To Restore Mr. Wonderful
March 31, 2014 | Sex | M.Chan
Since the advent of Viagra, the topic of erectile dysfunction (ED) has received a great deal of media attention. With all that exposure, it may be no surprise that men and their partners sometimes worry when Mr. Wonderful can't maintain an erection. The vast majority of the time, erectile problems have nothing to do with a man's lack of arousal, his attraction to a partner, or even hormonal dysfunction. Most of all, it can be successfully reversed by focusing on lifestyle factors and not relying on medication, according to research at the University of Adelaide.

Make Sure The Cinnamon You Are Purchasing Is Not Irradiated and Not Cassia
March 30, 2014 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Cinnamon is one of the most potent antioxidants in the world and is most certainly a superfood. Regular consumption of cinnamon can lower blood sugar, help digestion, ease arthritis, lower cholesterol and even ward off Alzheimer’s. However the type of cinnamon most commonly used, cassia, contains high levels of coumarin, which can spell trouble for the liver. If you are to maximize the medicinal value of cinnamon it must also be non-irradiated which will be labeled as such.

Tropical Mango Matcha Smoothie Cake
March 27, 2014 | Nutrition | C.Anca
Do you have a picky eater in your household who refuses to eat their veggies? The trick is all in the presentation! If you're on the look out for ways to sneak those leafy green veggies into your child's (or your own!) diet than this recipe will be very well received! A creamy green smoothie with spinach, fresh mango, banana, cashew milk, ginger, vanilla, and a dash of green tea powder forms the actual base of a deliciously fruity cake. Agar, a thickener derived from algae, is added to help things set properly. Serve it with a sprinkling of macadamia shavings and fresh mint leaves to garnish.

There Is No Doubting The Health Benefits of Cannabis
March 27, 2014 | Healing | M.Torres
The question is no longer which disease cannabis can cure, but which disease can't it cure? A study published in Nature Reviews-Cancer provides an historic and detailed explanation about how THC and natural cannabinoids counteract cancer, but preserve normal cells.

3 Ways To Pick The Best Pineapple
March 27, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Most people are unaware that once a pineapple is picked, it does not ripen any further. How can you tell when a pineapple is ripe and ready for the taste buds? If you want to get it right, there are some little tricks guaranteed to help you choose the right pineapple each time.

Biodegradable Urns That Will Turn You Into A Tree After You Die - Let's Start Converting Cemeteries Into Forests
March 26, 2014 | Sustainability | Editor
A revolution is upon us on Earth to move from a pollution and waste dependent society to one of sustainability and environmentally friendly initiatives. Trees are the lungs of our planet. The more trees we plant, the cleaner our air for generations to come. We are very proud to now offer our audience the Bios Urn, a funerary urn made ​​from biodegradable materials that will turn you into a tree after you die. Inside the urn there is a pine seed, which can be replaced by any other seed or plant, and will grow to remember your loved one. Bios Urn transforms death into life through nature.

Antioxidant Rich Energy Smoothie
March 26, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Are you low on energy in the early afternoon or mid-day? I have a solution for you that will perk you up in dramatic fashion. These ingredients provide an exceptionally high antioxidant value along with an energy boost that can last up to several hours. It is a very refreshing smoothie and so nutritionally dense, you'll want it as a meal.

Rick Simpson's Canadian Cancer Cures and the Rising Cannabis Oil Movement
March 24, 2014 | Healing | P.Fassa
Cannabis oil and its variations have made mainstream news with its positive effects and cures on various diseases, including cancer, a disease that the medical establishment only complicates or worsens, often to the point of killing the patient. All with great expense to create financial burdens.

What You May Be Missing Out On If You're Not Eating Dates
March 23, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Dates are the energy-dense fruit of the date palm -- an enormous, ancient tree and one of the oldest in the world. Whereas most fruits are high in vitamin C and get the majority of their weight from water, dates provide little or no vitamin C and as much as 70 percent of their weight comes from carbohydrates. But they're not your average sweet carbohydrate. The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems, anemia, sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions.

The Body's Natural State Is Health, Not Diseased As We've Been Led to Believe
March 21, 2014 | Healing | M.Torres
From the time we are conceived until the time we die, the cells in our bodies are endlessly working to maintain a natural state of homeostasis or equilibrium. When we turn to medicine or medical technology to manipulate our own body systems to heal us, we are really only facilitating our natural ability to heal from within. A diseased body is no coincidence and the natural state of every human being is health, not disease.

Epsom Salts Are a Natural Detoxifier and Can Even Protect Premature Babies
March 20, 2014 | Healing | A.McCarthy
The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years with numerous benefits through minerals readily absorbed through the skin. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating colds and congestion, drawing toxins from the body and even protecting premature babies from brain damage.

4 Ways To Filter and Purify Water With Fruit
March 19, 2014 | NaturalLiving | M.Chan
There is a cheap and easy way for any community in the developed (or underdeveloped) world to purify their water. The peels of some of the most widely consumed fruits in the world are remarkably efficient at absorbing a wide variety of harmful pollutants, including heavy metals, and they can be transformed into effective water filters with only minor preparation.

Honey - The Perfect Antibiotic Capable of Solving The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance
March 18, 2014 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
Honey, one of the most incredible non-perishable foods that can kill almost every type of bacteria. It could also be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, researchers said.

Gluten-Free Crackers Made With Hemp Flour and Green Tea Leaves May Soon Be Hitting The Market
March 17, 2014 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Consumers are demanding healthy alternatives to the wheat saturated food industry which offers minimal nutrition and high risk for both those sensitive to wheat and those wishing reduce inflammation. A team of food scientists from University of Novi Sad in Serbia and Guelph Food Research Centre in Canada has found that hemp flour, a by-product of cold-pressed hemp oil, in combination with decaffeinated green tea leaves could be used to develop a gluten-free snack cracker with functional properties.

Raw Pizza Recipe With Red Pepper Hemp Seed Crust
March 16, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
I won't deceive you by stating that this is a quick recipe in terms of preparation. What I will tell you is that the time invested will be so worth the wait that your taste buds will thank you. Everybody loves a great pizza, and when you smell this one, I guarantee: First that your mouth will water; and second that you will be hard pressed to find a healthier and better testing raw pizza.

5 Delicious Smoothie Recipes To Mobilize Belly Fat
March 14, 2014 | Nutrition | T.Borlako
Quick and easy to prepare, these smoothie recipes not only contain a variety of refreshing fruits, they pack monounsaturated fatty acids and probiotics --two ingredients that help mobilize belly fat. The addition of chia seeds helps you feel full for at least an hour, not to mention adding valuable blood sugar benefits. These filling, creamy smoothies are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a Flat Belly snack.

Horseradish More Effective Than Pharmaceuticals At Clearing Sinus Infections and Mucus From Respiratory Passages
March 13, 2014 | NaturalLiving | J.Summerly
Whether it's in an herbal preparation or your favorite dish, horseradish (Cochlearia armoracia) is a natural antibiotic which clears sinuses, increases facial circulation, and promotes expulsion of mucus from upper respiratory passages. It has been used as a medicine for millennia.

Out of the 10 Most Addictive Substances, Guess Which One Is Not On The List?
March 12, 2014 | Healing | M.Torres
There are so many addictive substances in our society that we humans love to portray as evil. We label them as such because of our tendencies and repetition towards anything that is considered to have negative consequences. We are never to be accountable for our actions or behavior--it's always the drug or plant that is responsible and at fault for all our problems. Out of all the addictive substances we love to demonize, guess which one is rarely if ever a type of substance dependent drug?

5000 IU of Vitamin D3 Boosts The Body's Ability To Respond To Cardiovascular Stress and Cancer
March 11, 2014 | Sunlight | M.Chan
Daily supplements of vitamin D3 improve the heart’s response to a stressor and double the chances of surviving cancer according to two separate studies in Anticancer Research and the International Journal of Cardiology.

Raw Cacao Superfood Smoothie
March 9, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
The cacao powder gives this smoothie a rich chocolate flavor while adding a powerful punch of free radical fighting antioxidants, energizing iron, and heart-healthy magnesium. The chia seeds are an incredible source of vitamin C, calcium, and omega-3. Along with the hemp seeds and maca, this is likely one of the most nutrient packed smoothies. Give this fabulous smoothie a try today!

An Apple a Day...? Not Anymore
March 9, 2014 | Nutrition | E.Sinclaire
Remember the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It was generally taken to mean that if you ate well you could prevent going to the doctor. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.

Morning Jump Start Juice
March 7, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
There's nothing like a green start to your day with a zing of citrus and ginger. I bet once you try this juice in the morning, you will reconsider your daily cup of java.

Stay Away From Conventional Toothpaste and Make Your Own With Your Choice of 3 Easy Recipes
March 7, 2014 | NaturalLiving | A.McCarthy
Ingredients found in conventional toothpastes -- including sodium fluoride, synthetic dyes derived from petroleum or coal tar, sodium hydroxide (also known as lye or caustic soda), sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, artificial sweeteners, and triclosan -- might make us think twice about the products we employ for the sake of our teeth. Of course, we’re not actively swallowing the stuff, but it’s unavoidable that a bit will slink down the gullet from time to time. And given that most of us brush our teeth over 700 times a year, there’s no shortage of opportunity to ingest ingredients better left in the lab. It's time to get crafty and create your own toothpaste that will leave your breath minty clean.

Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
March 6, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Pineapple has been used for centuries to reduce pain and inflammation. It turns out that an enzyme found in pineapples called bromelain does, in fact, have scientifically proven medicinal benefits. Two molecules isolated from an extract of crushed pineapple stems have even shown promise in fighting cancer growth. Studies have shown that bromelain reduces swelling, bruising, healing time and pain. An even more potent anti-inflammatory is ginger whose analgesic properties have been proven stronger than ibuprofen. Combine the two in this smoothie recipe and you have deliciously balanced beverage at any time of the day.

Plants Are Far More Intelligent Than We Ever Assumed
March 4, 2014 | NaturalLiving | A.McCarthy
Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions. A new study shows that plants may be able to initiate a survival mechanism by aborting their own seeds to prevent parasite infestation.

4 Diseases Few Are Aware Can Be Reversed Naturally Without Drugs
March 4, 2014 | Healing | M.Torres
Despite the medical model which relies on pharmaceutical intervention for every known illness, there are well over one hundred common diseases that can be reversed naturally. That's the difference between treatment for profit and healing for wellness. Arthritis (both rheumatoid and osteo) diabetes (both Type I and Type II), hypertension and cancer are all reversible with proper herbal strategies, nutrition and exercise.

Daily Consumption of Strawberries Shows Significant Reductions In Oxidative Stress
March 3, 2014 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Strawberries are known to curb cardiovascular disease, cancer, and delay aging. A new study from Italy that supports the heart health benefits of the fruit was published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. It showed that daily consumption of strawberries may improve blood lipid levels and platelet function by a significant margin.

Beware of Cheap Quality Amino Acid Supplements, Even If They're Licensed
March 2, 2014 | NaturalLiving | E.Dahl
This may sound strange coming from the founder of a supplement line that is entirely licensed; however, I am talking about the flip side of the coin. Most people would assume that if a product has been reviewed and approved for licensing, it must be high quality. But nothing could be further from the truth. 

Beetroot Benefits and an Amazing Juice Recipe
March 2, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Beets are an incredibly nutrient dense food. Filled with antioxidants, they support detox, are anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer. I usually favor my smoothies over juices but this beetroot recipe is one of my favorites for juicing. You can use this as a refreshing morning beverage or even as part of your detox program. Whether you like beets or not, the combination of apple, lemon, carrots with the ginger zing helps make the taste of beets subtle enough to enjoy this juice either way.


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