How Plants Clear the Air Are plants the best way to purify the air in your home? Indoor air can be up to can be up to 1,000 times dirtier than outdoor air. The EPA estimates that most Americans are exposed every day to indoor air contaminants than can lead to serious health problems including […]
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Turmeric is my number one anti-inflamatory remedy for the relief of chronic and acute pain. It has been used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Turmeric is probably the most well researched medicinal plant in history for good reason. It has been the subject of over 700 peer-reviewed studies. Studies have […]
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The politics of frankenfood, CRISPR and toxic pesticides. National and global policymakers profess to set agricultural and food regulations on a scientific basis. Safety is always touted to be the top priority. Yet most often, when scientific evidence raises cause for concern, policy leaders place the desires of the industry — Big Agriculture, Big Pharma, Big Chema […]
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The recent resurgence in popularity of essential oils can be witnessed almost everywhere. Everyone knows someone who is selling essential oils. And although they all are passionate about the essential oils they represent, many purveyors of these essential oils have not been thoroughly educated on how essential oils work, and how to use them safely. […]
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ALL OF US tend to admire the physique of certain actresses, actors, models and athletes. Yet few of us make a deter- mined commitment to create the same body for ourselves. For the past five generations, exercise has become an option for most of us in the developed world, but less than 5 percent of […]
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US Geological Survey studies show that most bodies of water in the United States are now contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. Why? Because wastewater treatment plants cannot remove the drugs before releasing “purified” water back into the environment. The cost of creating technology that is sophisticated enough to remove synthetic chemicals would be astronomical and bankrupt […]
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Thanks to my friend and World Peace Diet author Will Tuttle, I recently watched a film called Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. (www.cowspiracy.com) Produced by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, Cowspiracy movingly shows us, more than any film I have seen, how our food choices impact the health of the Earth. It is very well done […]
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By Dr. Roy M. Speiser V.P., CWR Environmental We live in a toxic world where exposure to dangerous contaminants every day, in our air and water, cumulatively affect our health. Many disorders originate early in life. For example, when pregnant women ingest contaminated water, and food, the toxicity negatively affects the health of the fetus— […]
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There are a number of plants that naturally repel mosquitoes that are safe and non-toxic to humans: • Ageratum (also known as Flossflowers) • Catnip (ten times more effective than DEET) • Citronella • Eucalyptus • Horsemint (also known as Beebalm) • Marigolds • Peppermint, spearmint, any kind of mint will do • Lemongrass • […]
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Sadly, the current statistics reveal that most of us are overweight or obese. These are harsh words to start an article but to resolve this crisis, it is mandatory that we accept these facts. Most doctors in practice have it all wrong. It is not their fault because medical schools do not seem to be […]
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Cranberry hibiscus is both sweet-tart tasting and highly nutritious. Its’ deep red leaves resemble those of a maple tree. You can enjoy cranberry hibiscus by: using in recipes eating raw steeping in hot water to make a tea It is high in B vitamins which give you more energy throughout the day and vitamin C […]
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Herbs have been used for food and medicine since the dawn of history. Healers in ancient traditions around the world have always shared their knowledge on how to use plants for health and healing. This knowledge was usually passed down from one generation to the next within families. I have been fortunate to have been […]
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The first thing you will need in order to get started with sprouting are obviously, the seeds. Not all seeds are created equal. You will want to be sure your seeds are 100% organic and they are commercially distributed with the intention of sprouting. They must be whole, raw, fresh, and not heat processed, pasteurized, […]
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When sales of Diet Pepsi began falling in 2005, and continued to fall each year since, PepsiCo executives frantically tried to find out why. The reason turned out to be that consumers had heard about health problems associated with aspartame, the sweetener added to Diet Pepsi, and they no longer trusted it or wanted it […]
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  Soothing oneself with a favorite sweet treat is a habit often developed in early childhood. Whether birthdays, holidays or special family events, sugar in all its forms — cake, cookie, candy, pastry or sugary drink — creates a tapestry of memories. An innocent offer of candy by a well-intentioned grandparent or loved one may produce a sense of […]
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Clean Water  Water is the most important nutrient for your body second only to air. You can go for months without food but, you can only go for a few days without water. Water not only keeps your tissues and organs hydrated but it also assists in the absorption of nutrients to your cells. The […]
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Also known as the “Lily of the Desert” Aloe Vera is native to northern Africa. More closely resembling a cactus in appearance, Aloe Vera is actually a part of the lily family. It is one of the oldest mentioned plants on record and is one of the most studied herbs in history with records going […]
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The most important consideration when choosing your food is freshness. There are critical nutrients in food that are highly perishable. These nutrients are sensitive to time, temperature, and any type of processing. Fresh food contains more nutrients. It is also best for your food to be whole at the time of consumption. Preparing your food […]
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What benefits can we get from kelp? First of all kelp isn’t a new commodity. People have been harvesting and gathering seaweed for centuries. Some of us are just becoming aware of its incredible value for our health. One tablespoon of dried kelp contains between one-half milligram and 35 mg of iron! This iron also […]
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Comfrey is a healer. Also known as “bone stitch” Comfrey is widely known as one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs because of its legendary ability to knit broken things back together. The name Comfrey indicates one of the therapeutic uses, con firma referring to the uniting of bones. It contains allantoin, a chemical that promotes […]
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