Vitamin D and Ginger Effective In Reducing Asthma
Supplementation with vitamin D or ginger extracts help ease the symptoms of asthma, according to two new early stage research studies.
With Just 2 Square Feet of Space Indoors or Outdoors, You Can Grow Your Own Vertical Barrel Garden
Regardless of space constraints, there are no more excuses for not growing your own garden. Whether indoors or outdoors, for less than $10, one recycled barrel can be an entire garden in itself growing 19 plants on the outside edge, and another 6 on top. With immense interest in organic produce worldwide, and the freedom to grow pesticide-free and Non-GMO fruits and vegetables, the demand is greater than ever for high quality home grown produce. Vertical barrel gardening may be the best option for those who want their green thumb while being tight on space.
Omega-3s Offset Disruption Caused By Junk Food Diets
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids could help to minimize the debilitating effects that high junk food consumption has on the brain, according to a new review of more than 180 research papers.
17 Reasons Why You Need a Mango Every Day
Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean you skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are 17 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day.
A Safe Way To Naturally Whiten Your Teeth
Many people are obsessed with white teeth. We associate white with clean and healthy. In fact, each year, Americans spend approximately $1.4 billion on tooth-whitening products -- and that's just over-the-counter solutions. As a person ages, the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous and phosphate-deficient. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foods and vegetables rich with carotenoids or xanthonoids. Certain antibacterial medications can also cause teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel. And even ingesting colored liquids like coffee, tea and red wine can also discolor teeth.
Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It's Environmentally Friendly - So Why Is It Illegal?
Hemp is a tall, beautiful and gracious looking annual plant that can reach heights over twelve feet. Although hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa var. indica) come from a similar species of plant, they are very different and confusion has been caused by deliberate misinformation with far reaching effects on socioeconomics as well as on environmental matters. The reason hemp is illegal is not because of any negative impact to the environment or human health, but exactly the opposite. It is so environmentally friendly, nutritionally and medicinally beneficial, that it provides too many abundant resources which would make it impossible for powerful corporations to compete.
Making Your Own Natural Air Freshener and Oil Diffuser
The number of home fragrance products available today is staggering. There are scented candles, potpourri, scented sprays, oil diffusers, incense and plug-in room deodorizers. But before shelling out for products that contain a host of potentially harmful toxins and chemicals, consider making your own air fresheners. A few drops of highly-concentrated essential oils can add a lovely dose of natural fragrance to your home.
Feel Exhausted Everyday? Blackcurrant Reduces Mental Fatigue, Increases Alertness
Blackcurrant is full of powerful antioxidants which can help people stay more alert, reduce mental fatigue and work with greater accuracy while under significant mental stress. They also have the amazing side effect of slashing the risk of heart attacks, stroke and heart failure.
Magnesium, NOT Calcium, Is The Key To Healthy Bones
The belief that calcium is the holy grail of what builds strong bones is absolutely ingrained in our society, but has no basis in reality--calcium is but ONE of the many minerals your body needs for building strong bones. Dietary intake of magnesium, not necessarily calcium, may be the key to developing healthy bones during childhood, according to new research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in the USA.
Why Figs Are Not Just a Fruit, But A Vital Resource For Humans
From a nutritional perspective, and in terms of antioxidant polyphenols, few dried fruits match the benefits of figs. However, that also serve a wide cross-section of human society, both as a common food and for their spiritual importance.
Make Your Own Raw Butter
A recent article encouraging readers to avoid Earth Balance products has many stumped as to what alternatives are available. How about you making your own? This raw/vegan "butter"/margarine recipe is not only quick and easy, but also free of GMO, canola, soy, palm & hydrogenated oils. The base is comprised of one of the healthiest (and most delicious) fats available: a very mildly flavoured, raw, unrefined coconut oil.
Why You Should Keep Your Orange and Banana Peels
The peels of fruits hold some of the most incredible nutrients in the world. There are dozens of uses, both medicinal and practical, for orange and banana peels that are unknown to most. Next time you think about throwing away one of these peels, you may want to have this information handy.
It's All In The Grape
For centuries, wine has been credited for a myriad of health benefits, however little is said about primary constituent. Consuming grapes protect against high blood pressure, ultraviolet radiation, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, alzheimer's and even disables viruses. New research shows that grapes may also help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome.
Chocolate, A Love Story With Nature
Chocolate...let that word melt over your heart and soul for a second... Do you feel it? When we were little, we called it magic! That magic is real, and it's here to save the world!
Apples - A Super Home-Grown Fruit With Anti-Inflammatory Compounds
Compounds extracted from apple peel may influence expression of key anti-inflammatory properties within the body, suggests new data from Germany.
Human Data Shows Strawberries, Biliberries, Lingonberries, Chokeberries Have Anti-Diabetic Potential
A smoothie a day containing berries may be all you need to blunt a rapid insulin response responsible for long-term weight gain and diabetes. Strawberries, bilberries, lingonberries, and chokeberries offer a means of reducing the risk, says a new study from Finland.
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