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9 Healthy Food Scraps You Shouldn't Be Throwing Away
May 30, 2014 | Nutrition | M.Chan
We waste a third of the world's food supply every year along with all the energy and water needed to produce it. However, we may be chucking away food scraps that are not scraps at all. Many fruit and vegetables have skins and leaves which we commonly discard that are more colourful and higher in nutritious phytochemicals like carotenoids and flavonoids than the flesh. These deliver a greater variety of antioxidants if we learn how to utilize them.

Revolutionary Aeroponic Vertical Growing System Grows An Organic Garden 30 Percent Faster and with 80 Percent Less Water
May 30, 2014 | NaturalLiving | Editor
As we all know the link between healthy eating and disease is indisputable. Growing your own garden gives you the ability to grow your own organic vegetables at a cost that is affordable for almost everyone while eliminating ingestion of toxic chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. The Pyramid Garden may be just the answer.

Cilantro Haters, It's Not Your Fault You Hate One of The Best Phytonutrient Dense Herbs In The World
May 28, 2014 | Herbs | K.Foster
I recently ran into a website and forum that was dedicated to hating cilantro, one of my most favorite herbs. I must admit I found it humorous, but I didn't realize there were so many people that hated cilantro, also known as coriander. Some people may be genetically predisposed to dislike the herb, but the numbers are much higher than previously thought.

Hot Peppers Prevent The Number One Cause of Death
May 27, 2014 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Capsaicinoids found in cayenne pepper, jalapenos, habaneros and other chili peppers already have an established treatment role in creams to address joint and arthritis pain. They also promote fat burning, increase metabolism and even kill cancer cells. Scientists have now reported the latest evidence that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world.

The Superfood Breakfast That Will Have You Quit All Others
May 27, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Chia, hemp, buckwheat, almonds, and dried cranberries make up this incredible superfood breakfast that will give you sustained energy with a wonderful medley of highly packed nutrients all fitting in the palm of your hands. I would not be recommending this cereal combination if I did not experience the benefits myself every single day.

The Five Most Underrated Supplements That Make A Huge Difference In Your Health
May 26, 2014 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Everyone knows about multivitamins, calcium and fish oil, but how many people know about some of the most underrated supplements out there that make a world of difference for your immune system, energy levels, aches and pains? Here are 5 health boosting supplements to add to your daily arsenal.

Green Tea, Blueberry, Banana Smoothie
May 25, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
This is an antioxidant-rich smoothie filled with dense nutrients makes a this a nutritional powerhouse. Between the green tea and blueberries, there is an abundance of polyphenols and the bananas provide the perfect balance of vitamins and minerals.

20 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumbers
May 21, 2014 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Cucumbers have not received as much press as other vegetables in terms of health benefits, but this widely cultivated food provides us with a unique combination of nutrients. Here are 20 incredible benefits of cucumbers.

Do You Really Need To Use That Nasal Spray?
May 20, 2014 | NaturalLiving | J.Chitty
Many will reach for an over-the-counter nasal spray without a second thought but how safe are they to use? And could they even become addictive?

20 Health Secrets of Bitter Gourd
May 19, 2014 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Bitter gourd is a popular vegetable in some Asian countries, where the health benefits of the plant are well-known—particularly, its ability to lower blood glucose in diabetics. Bitter gourd has been used to treat diabetes in traditional medicine and is now commercially available as tea (from fruits or leaves), juice, extracts, and pills. In recent years researchers worldwide have started to focus on the many antidiabetic effects and other health secrets of bitter gourd.

The Endocannabinoid System and How THC Cures Cancer
May 16, 2014 | Healing | M.Torres
There are close to 20,000 studies on cannabinoids in the pubmed database. Few scientists who concentrate their work around cannabinoids can deny the tremendous therapeutic potential of cannabis. Dr. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid Spain, has completed extensive research which led to one of the first discoveries that THC does indeed kill cancer cells.

5 Tips That You May Not Have Thought of To Improve Digestion
May 14, 2014 | Nutrition | E.Sinclaire
Most of us love food. What’s not to love?? It’s usually tasty, filling and sustaining to our bodies and souls! Unfortunately, many of us suffer from issues like boating, gas and discomfort after indulging in a meal. Okay, that’s what is NOT to love. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can improve your digestion and avoid many common digestive issues that plague us.

5 Diseases Proven To Respond Better To Cannabis Than Prescription Drugs
May 12, 2014 | Healing | M.Torres
The reason cannabis is so effective medicinally is directly related to its ability to interact with receptors in the body which inhibit inflammation and prevent disease. Cannabis does this so well, that few drugs can compete with its level of potency which come essentially with no side effects. These are just 5 diseases that are proven to respond better to cannabis than to drugs, however, there are many studies currently being conducted that may prove dozens more.

Banana Ginger Kale Delight Smoothie
May 9, 2014 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie. It is very refreshing and will give you ample energy. The alkaline properties will also maximize full spectrum absorption of all nutrients.

The Worst Lies Mainstream Nutrition Has Told You
May 9, 2014 | Nutrition | E.Sinclaire
What if the 'experts' were wrong? Just the other day in a convenience store, I saw the following sign: This ‘registered dietitian’ can help you to choose the correct high-fructose filled, preservative-laden treat for you! Is it any surprise that a lot of ‘new’ science is showing that many of our commonly held beliefs about food are completely wrong. Common sense should be the big one in regards to if food is healthy or not. Did our ancestors eat it? Would our grandparents regard it as 'food'? Has this item been on the face of the planet for 10,000 years or more?

Apricots Have A Far Greater Potential To Protect Your Eyesight Than Carrots Do
May 8, 2014 | Nutrition | M.Chan
We've all been taught that carrots would keep our eyes sharp as a child, but as an adult, it looks like fruit such as apricots are even more important for keeping your sight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Opthamology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.

Beets Are So Healthy That Even Pharmaceutical Giants Want To Harness Their Antioxidant Potential
May 8, 2014 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
There has been enormous research interest in beets because of the the unusual mix of antioxidants that they contain. The unique combination of nutritional and nutriceutical components establishes the red beet as a marvelous vegetable, easy to grow and process its natural products. Its strong vasodilation properties, imparted pigments, flavonoids and organic nitrogen have lead to deep investigations by pharmaceutical companies to reap the enormous array of health benefits. Fortunately, a vegetable can't be patented, so the beet will always remain as a very useful dietary tool in both the prevention and treatment of disease.

Love Ice Cream? Here's How To Make Your Own Healthy Varieties and Avoid Toxic Ingredients
May 7, 2014 | Nutrition | N.Longo
No child wants to be excluded from the delicious frozen treats their friends receive, but neither do adults. There are many ways to avoid all the toxic preservatives, emulsifiers and artificial sweeteners that go into conventional ice cream. You would be surprised how easy it is to make your own.

The Man Who Defied Odds, Turned Down Chemotherapy and Drugs and Outlived All His Doctors
May 7, 2014 | NaturalLiving | D.Mihalovic
You could say that Stamatis Moraitis forgot to die. The Greek war veteran was diagnosed by 9 different American doctors with lung cancer in 1976. He was given 6 months to live and was encouraged to pursue aggressive cancer treatment. He declined and instead moved back to his native land of Ikaria. Then something incredible happened.

The Highest Nutrient Dense Calcium Foods
May 6, 2014 | Nutrition | M.Torres
You don't need milk or yogurt to benefit from highly bioavailable sources of calcium. In fact, contrary to popular belief, most dairy products do not possess any type of calcium that is easily absorbed in the body. Here are some of the best foods you can eat with both high nutrient density and high bioavailable calcium.

13 Charts Explain The Biggest Problems With The Modern Diet
May 5, 2014 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
The reason people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before is diet and our reliance on medications when our foods work against us. Across the globe, wherever you see the modern processed food industry pop up, so too follow chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer just like clock work. Here are 13 graphs that show everything that is wrong with the modern diet.

This Is What Happens To Your Cells When You Experience Happiness
May 4, 2014 | Happiness | M.Pochelli
Too much research has been devoted to the science of stress, depression and the connection to disease and not enough to the biology of joy. If a greater emphasis was placed on why we don't go to doctors when we are feeling optimistic, happy, and joyful, there would be less value and importance placed on the emotional states that coincidentally generate more money for those manufacturing medication. There are many ways to experience pleasure in our brains and happiness might be the one emotion that prevents and reverses the cascade of cellular events that lead to disease.

The Higher Your Vitamin D Levels, The Better Your Chance To Both Prevent and Survive Cancer
May 1, 2014 | Sunlight | M.Chan
The active form of vitamin D essentially shuts down cancer cells by several mechanisms which inhibit proteins involved in metastases. Now Chinese researchers have found breast and colorectalcancer patients with higher levels of vitamin D at the time of diagnosis may have better chances of survival and remain in remission longer those who are deficient, according to a scientific review.

Frosty Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie
May 1, 2014 | Nutrition | K.Foster
A thick and creamy double decker peppermint and chocolate smoothie creation by Raw Food Chef, Rebecca Almazan is out of this world. Dates, frozen bananas and you also get the benefit of additional fiber from psyllium husk which helps give the chocolate layer an amazing pudding-like texture without having to rely on nuts or additional fats. If you love peppermint and chocolate you're going to love this healthy recipe!


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