Quick fixes are a way of life and there are plenty of folks ready to offer you their version. The pineapple diet, the watermelon diet, the Beverly Hills diet were, thank God, a flash in the pan.

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Pumping livestock full of antibiotics has become so commonplace that we almost take it for granted. Animals are routinely kept on low doses of antibiotics, such as penicillin, tetracycline and streptomycin, to neutralize the repercussions of filthy living conditions of thousands of animals into pens with only a few square feet of living area for each. Waste is supposed to be carried away by drainage systems operations beneath the animals, but the systems don’t always work. The end result is a cramped, dirty, stressed-out animal that often needs drugs to stay healthy or even alive. Scientists believe that this rampant overuse of antibiotic is causing the DNA of infectious pathogens like salmonella, E. coli and campylobacter to change and make the diseases resistant to the drugs that traditionally wiped them out. Once resistant, the deadly bacteria can easily survive in the animals and be transmitted to humans as contaminated meat.

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I want to believe I’m making the right choice by following the Hippocrates lifestyle, but sometimes doubt enters and I question myself. What can I do about that?

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Energy drinks are all the rage across the world these days, but their composition s doesn’t appeal to nutritionists.

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“This juice is one of the most valuable tonics. It is useful to counteract hyperacidity and to help normalize the alkalinity of the system. While exceedingly high in potassium, calcium, and sodium, it is our richest food in magnesium and iron content.”

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A recent scientific exploration has revealed one of the most significant discoveries supporting the power of food as medicine. This food-based medicine is turmeric (botanically called curcuma longa L.). At first, volumes of evidence exposed the anti-cancer effects of its flavonoids, specifically the phytochemical curcuminoids. As Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. states, "There is a multi-level anti-cancer process that occurs effecting the growth of cells from the use of this eastern delicacy. Additionally, it strengthens the immune system, lowers blood sugar and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its potent COX-2 enzyme inhibitor effect." Most researchers advocate that we need between 1000 and 3000 milligrams daily of this fragrant yellow "spice." Since it would be difficult to consume this level in the condiment form, it is generally suggested that we consume it as a supplement. It is also known to be helpful to take this supplement with oil rich cuisine such as sprouts, algaes, and/or condiment oils such as Hippocrates' PHYS-NEUR oil. Many researchers believe that tumeric interaction with magnesium adds to its effectiveness. Consuming foods rich in magnesium or taking a bio-available liquid magnesium supplement such as ENIVA can multiply its benefit.

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Few crises of old age are as widely feared as a broken hip. A calcium poor diet, lack of exercise and in older women, loss of estrogen can all contribute to osteoporosis, which weakens bones. But those factors don’t fully explain the 350,000 hip fractures each year in the United States, researchers say. They suspect a surprising new culprit: Americans may be washing away their bones in a tide of acid, made as their bodies metabolize protein rich foods like meat and cheese.

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Growing up in New York City didn't prevent me from connecting to Mother Earth, plant life and nutritious foods. When we were five years old my friends and I picked the weeds that grew in between the cracks of the sidewalk and prepared them in a loving and nurturing way for our dolls. We gathered the flowers in one bowl, chopped the stems into another and mixed water with the roots.

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Americans may have plenty of reasons to fear French fries. While they are one of the country’s favorite foods, they are soaked with trans fats, loaded with odium and full of simple carbs, the bad kind. And, it turns out, they are also full of a chemical called acrylamide, which known to cause cancer in laboratory rats and mice.

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Red Bull, espresso, cappuccino, green tea, black tea, chocolate, coffee, Mountain Dew, colas, Excedrin and other pain relievers, diet pills, many cold remedies . . . what do they have in common? They all contain the most widely used mind-altering drug in the world – CAFFEINE. Caffeine is a big, booming business with 80-90 percent of adults reporting regular use. Consumers currently spend 30 million dollars a year on caffeine tablets and an additional 50 billion dollars each year on caffeinated soda in the United States alone – and for only two of the many forms of caffeine. This does not include chocolate, or the profitable coffee, latte and Starbucks sales (with the current growth rate on this planet of four new stores a day). Caffeine is such a widely accepted psychoactive drug that it is even fed to young children in the forms of chocolate and soda pop.

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Three Chefs share Fruits of Their Labors

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A Japanese study has just revealed that carrots can virtually put cancer to sleep. This is because they contain one of the more than 500 yellow-to-red pigments known as carotenoids that are chemically related to vitamin A and found mainly in green and yellow vegetables (see chart at end of article). Researchers at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, reporting in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, observed that adding alpha- and beta-carotene to human cancer cells shut down cell growth.

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You know how your mother used to say breakfast is the most important meal? Well, she was right! Most of us were brought up hearing about the importance of a good breakfast, and if we wanted to be big and strong we needed a hearty breakfast every morning.

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Over the time we have worked with people there has been an ever increasing trend for them to consume harmful levels of indigestible protein supplements. Body builders and athletes are notorious for consuming these noxious potions, yet, there has been a growing interest in the general populous with the absurd notion that high protein diets are healthy. From our vantage point, on a daily basis we see the effect that excess protein has on the organs, immune system and general health. We are clear that this debris contributes to cancer, hardening of the arteries, immune cell weakness, emotional disorder, kidney and bladder impairments and failure, and these are just a few examples.

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The rigid and self-serving regulations of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a United Nation’s trade commission established in 1962, not only permeate the nutritional supplement and nutraceutical industries throughout Europe, but are extending their insidious influence into the United States. Originally established to ensure uniform concerns for the safety of consumable goods across international borders, Codex now appears to promote the interests of its governing members—the pharmaceutical, chemical, pesticide, and biotechnology industries.

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“We are confronted with what is undoubtedly the single most potent technology the world has ever known more powerful even than atomic energy. Yet it is being released throughout our environment and deployed with superficial or no risk assessments — as if no one needs to worry an iota about its unparalleled powers to harm life as we know it — and for all future generations.” (Nathan B. Batalion, Americans for Safe Food)

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Years ago, when I asked Anna Maria Clement where I could get better organic produce than what was being offered by my local "Whole Paycheck Market," her answer came quickly and decisively: 'You have to go to Josh's Organic Garden!"

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Reprinted courtesy of JohnRobbins.info

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As a rule, people don't think of the type of food they cat, the exercises they do, or their response to illness as a reflection of their internal belief system. To many new age children, the choice in these matters often does mirror their cultural world view, each one having a profound effect not only on their health, but on the health of our beloved plant, Mother Earth, as well.

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NutraSweet and Equal are two of the common commercial names that use Aspartame, which was approved for table use by Arthur Hayes Jr. under President Reagan in 1981. After full approval for use in solutions in 1983 Hayes quit the FDA and went to work for NutraSweet’s public relations firm of Burson, Marsteller. Over the years it has been revealed to be the main cause of the Gulf War syndrome and, according to H.J. Roberts, M.D., it can cause decreased vision, pain in the eyes, decreased tears, ringing in the ears, hearing impairment, headache, dizziness and un-steadiness, confusion, memory loss, drowsiness, sleepiness, slurring of speech, numbness and tingling, tremors, depression, irritability, aggression, anxiety, insomnia, phobias, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, itching, hives, menstrual changes, weight gain, hair thinning and hair loss, urinary burning and frequency, excessive thirst, fluid retention, bloating, increased infection and even death. It can also mimic epilepsy, brain tumors, fibromyalgia, systemic lupus, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Graves’s disease, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and heart ailments. If this is not enough, those who take aspartame sweetened soft drinks anticipating it will assist with weight reduction weigh several pounds more than those people who consume the already bad conventional sugar sweetened pops.

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