Ginger root is a popular ingredient for culinary use especially in Indian and Asian flavored cuisine. With its pungent aroma and sharp, spicy flavor ginger adds another dimension to sauces, soups, teas, and green drinks. Ginger is also used for its medicinal properties as it has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Therapeutically, ginger has traditionally […]
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Kids love to see things grow. It is very therapeutic to participate in the propagation of life in the form of gardening. One of the fastest growing plants in the world is wheatgrass. This makes it the perfect plant to grow in homes with children. Not only can they learn to participate in the growing […]
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What we commonly call the Mistletoe actually belongs to a species of parasitic plants that live off the water and nutrients of a host plant which can be any tree or bush. The Mistletoe plant propagates itself through the wanderings of birds who eat the berries of the plant and then spread the undigested seeds […]
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The benefits of flowers exceed well beyond their aesthetic and aromatic properties. Certain flowers can be ingested and consuming them can actually be beneficial to your health. The history of eating flowers dates back to ancient times when edible flower seeds were transported like fine spices. Flowers have been used by ancient Greek, Roman and […]
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Spending time in nature has a profound effect on your health in a positive way, and if you are like most people, then you are probably spending a large part of your life on the computer, watching TV, skimming your phone and your time spent outdoors is minimal. This dependence on electronic media and not […]
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The spring season is upon us here at Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and while we are winding down our local growing season and watching the local farmers markets start to close down for the summer months, most other parts of the country and world are experiencing the beginning of their growing […]
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For thousands of years people throughout the ages have used scent as a vehicle to access the spiritual realm.   Fragrance and spirituality mingle as one in spiritual traditions around the world. Scent has been said to alert the gods to our presence and act as a sign that the human mind is focused and receptive […]
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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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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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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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Gotu kola is a wild edible weed that grows well in lawns all over the United States. This wonder herb is so beneficial that some cultures give it almost legendary properties. Gotu kola is considered to be the most spiritual of all herbs in India and is used by yogis to improve meditation. It is […]
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Over 75% of Ayurvedic remedies contain Neem. The tree grows well in subtropical regions of the world including here in West Palm Beach. Every part of the tree can be used – the bark, leaves, and the seeds. Traditionally neem has been uses for a variety of therapeutic purposes. Diabetes. Eye disorders. Parasites Skin disorders. […]
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Training a New Generation of Future Environmental Leaders—at Green School in Bali

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