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Raw Chocolate Cherry Mousse Cake
September 30, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
This delicious cake is a much more wholesome alternative to a traditional cheesecake and much less stodgy too. It's richin healthy fat, protein, natural sweeteners, has plenty of fruit andprovides awelcome boost of antioxidants.

Apple Cider Pumpkin Donuts
September 29, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Conventional donuts are full of sugar, toxic emulsifiers and trans fats. Not these. Apple cider pumpkin donuts are the perfect complement dessert for your upcoming Halloween festivities. Instead of having kids gorge on candies the day after, promise them this very tasty donut delight which can be raw and deliciously satisfying for even the biggest sweet tooth.

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Only Leads In One Direction - Health
September 26, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
It doesn't have a catchy name or a trendy following to drop a size, but when it comes to your health, it's one of the most effective diets in the world. Proponents of the diet say it can reduce heart disease risk, keep existing cardiac problems in check, reduce blood triglycerides and blood pressure, soothe arthritic joints and even prevent cancer. There's no need to look anywhere but your kitchen.

Melatonin Controls Our Cycles, Mood, Reproduction, Weight and Even Cancer
September 26, 2013 | Antioxidants | D.Mihalovic
Melatonin is a wonder hormone that is far too underrated in terms of its dynamic effects on our health. It can control everything from our sleep/wake cycles to our reproduction, weight, mood and even strong anti-aging and anti-tumor effects. Melatonin is found in many foods such as mustard, goji berries, almonds, sunflower seeds, cardamom, fennel, coriander and cherries. However, it also easily absorbed through quality supplementation in therapeutic doses.

White Raw Chocolate Cups
September 20, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
This raw chocolate recipe is still dairy free, gluten free and guilt free and although it may taste a little different to commercially produced white chocolate, still tastes pretty divine and I dare you to stop at one.

Out of Over 400 Compounds Analyzed, Red Grapes and Blueberries Are Tops In Boosting Immunity - So Effective They Work As Well As Drugs
September 18, 2013 | Immunity | M.Pochelli
Pterostilbene, an antioxidant produced by plants has been shown to exhibit exceptional properties in fighting infections, cancer, hypertriglycerides, as well as the ability to reverse cognitive decline. It is believed that the compound also has anti-diabetic properties. In an analysis of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University discovered just two that stood out from the crowd. Red grapes and blueberies both have an exceptional ability to significantly impact immune function. In fact, pterostilbene works as well as some commercial drugs.

Raw Marbled Chocolate and Orange Tavoletta
September 18, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Passionate about chocolate? If so you're sure to savor this indulgently rich chocolate and orange tavoletta. This delicious raw recipe is packed with three power houses in nutrition, cacao, cinnamon and coconut oil.

10 Steps To Growing Cannabis Safely and Efficiently In Your Own Home
September 17, 2013 | NaturalLiving | M.Torres
There are many medicinal herbs that grow well indoors and cannabis is one of them. Well over a dozen U.S. states now allow you to grow your own cannabis plants for medical reasons with Oregon being the least restrictive with up an allowance of up to 24 plants. In Canada, medical users are permitted up to 35 plants depending on the prescription. For those who want to grow their own plants and have the space and resources, an indoor green area can grow a beautiful array of cannabis buds. However, due to the stigma attached to the plant, and the smell, even if it is legal to grow it, for safety and security reasons it's often in your best interest to grow cannabis in a sheltered area away from prying eyes.

Cinnamon and Fruit Chia Pudding
September 16, 2013 | Nutrition | Editor
If you're a fan of tapioca pudding and love the texture, taste and richness, you'll love this recipe. It's made extra rich with cashew cream instead of milk. Topped off with fruit and a dash of cinnamon, it hits the spot!

How to Make Quinoa Stuffed Avocados
September 13, 2013 | Nutrition | B.Kim
One of nature's healthiest high-protein foods? Check. Easy to prepare, low in calories, and rich in flavor? Check. Free of gluten, dairy, and animal protein that can become harmful when exposed to high temperatures? Check, check, and check. It's quinoa, folks, and if you aren't already enjoying it, you really should consider starting soon - your body will thank you for it. It used to only be available in the odd health food store, but can now be found in most grocery stores throughout the States and Canada, including Costco. If you need to ask for it, it's pronounced "keen-wah."

The Diet Dictocrats Told Us To Drop Butter and Look What Happened
September 12, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
The Diet Dictocrats told us to drop butter decades ago and switch to a so-called healthier substitute called margarine made with what they claimed would be less harmful polyunsaturated fats. Their promise was it would prevent disease. People around the globe questioned this advice, especially those who have valued butter for its life-sustaining properties for millennia. Today we know that butter is light years healthier than margarine ever could be. It's a lesson to never go against the wisdom of our ancestors and always distrust corporate and malicious propaganda designed to generate profits not health.

Food Pyramid Illustrates How Foods Rise In Toxicity As They Become More Processed
September 12, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Chan
A food processing pyramid designed by Udo Erasmus perfectly illustrates how processed foods rise in toxicity and potential health dangers as we move from the bottom, based on raw foods, to the top of the pyramid based on hydrogenated, superheated toxic foods which promote disease.

The Amino Acid Arginine Found To Be As Effective As Drugs For Glucose Metabolism And Type 2 Diabetes
September 11, 2013 | NaturalLiving | D.Mihalovic
Supplementation with the amino acid arginine could help to improve glucose metabolism by as much as 40%, according to new research in mice. The study shows that supplementation with the amino acid significantly improves glucose metabolism in both insulin-sensitive and insulin-resistant metabolisms.

Conversion of Glucose To Fructose In The Body Responsible For Obesity and Insulin Resistance
September 11, 2013 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine reported that the cause of obesity and insulin resistance may be tied to the fructose your body makes in addition to the fructose you eat.

Systematic Review Shows Close To 40 Percent Of The World Has Low Levels of Vitamin D
September 9, 2013 | Sunlight | M.Chan
We know that in the absence of vitamin D from sunlight, disease increases more than 1000 percent. New data from a systematic review of almost 200 population-based studies shows that more than a third of populations worldwide suffer from low levels of vitamin D.

Why Low Salt Diets Increase Risk of Death and Cardiovascular Disease
September 8, 2013 | Nutrition | D.Mihalovic
The pharmaceutical industrial complex has had great influence in scientific journals, medical literature and consequently Physicians in promoting the idea that salt is a baddy. Contrary to public perception, the reason the mantra of "eat less salt" has been advocated so strongly in decades past was due to the higher risk associated with cardiovascular disease which increased profits for pharmaceutical drugs. The proof as they say is in the pudding.

Frozen Organic Greek Yogurt Covered Strawberries
September 7, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Frozen treats are my fave. I just can't get enough of anything cold regardless of the season. This is a classic and one of my favorite recipes. Very simple ingredients and a wonderful burst of flavor in your mouth in every bite.

5 Amazing Sources of Resveratrol
September 3, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Research has shown that a high dietary intake of resveratrol from dietary supplements counteracts many of the cardiovascular benefits of exercise. So why not get one of the best antioxidants in the world from real food? Resveratrol is a poweful antioxidant with benefits for muscle strength, anti-inflammatories, metabolism, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Here are 5 great real food sources.

Delicious, Easy and Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse
September 2, 2013 | NaturalLiving | K.Foster
Most people are fascinated with how such simple, raw and humble ingredients can be whipped into something so decadent it tastes like a chef's masterpiece spent hours perfecting. This mousse is velvety, luxurious, nutty and rich -- basically a more dimensional chocolate ganache, but strangely with more chocolatey flavor!

The Humble Pear Is Packed With Phytonutrients Providing Antioxidant Protection Against Several Diseases
September 2, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Pears are a powerhouse of phytonutrients called flavonols. While pears are not an unusual source of conventional antioxidant or anti-inflammatory nutrients, the phytonutrient category is where this fruit excels. In one study, pears received one of the highest scores when it came to these health-promoting nutrients, which provide antioxidant protection against a variety of diseases.

Why Juicing Does Not Compare To The Full Nutritional Spectrum Of Consuming Whole Fruits
September 1, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Pochelli
Fiber slows the rate that sugar is adsorbed into the bloodstream. When you eat foods high in fiber, such as whole fruits, the natural sugars are absorbed slower, which keeps your blood glucose levels from rising too fast and then falling rapidly. According to new research, published in the British Medical Journal, eating more whole fruit may help to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while increased consumption of fruit juices may be linked to higher risks.


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