10 Health Benefits Of Eating Romaine Lettuce

rlRomaine Lettuce is such an important Super Food that a Greek island is named after it. Romaine lettuce is a delicious and crispy leafy green. In the United States, it’s primarily grown in California, making romaine lettuce widely available in the country throughout the year.  Continue reading

How to Quickly and Easily Optimize Your Garden’s Growth Potential

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Without minerals in the soil, metabolic enzymatic processes cannot occur. This is why when minerals are added back to the soil you see huge increases in plant growth

You can remineralize the soil simply by adding rock dust. Different rock provides different spreads of minerals. Granite contains a lot of potassium. Glacial gravels have Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms as Medicine

mushroom_research(1)Although mushrooms get good press as a low-calorie, high fiber, low-cholesterol, low-sodium decoration for your pizza, there is much more to the mushroom story than that.

Mushrooms have been valued for their culinary and medicinal properties for thousands of years and the Egyptians reserved them by law for the pharaoh.   Continue reading

Super Energy Kale Soup

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Kale contains more than 45 unique flavonoids, which have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits

Kale is rich in disease-fighting vitamins K, A, and  C, along with respectable amounts of manganese, copper, B vitamins, fiber, calcium, and potassium Continue reading

How Avocado Can Help Improve Your Cholesterol, Heart, and Brain Health

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Avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy, while being low in fructose. They also provide close to 20 essential nutrients, including high levels of potassium Continue reading

What Are Eggplants Good For?

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Eggplants contain fiber, copper, B vitamins, vitamin K, and potassium

Eggplants are a rich source of antioxidant anthocyanins, which may help protect cell membranes in your brain Continue reading

Magnesium Improves Metabolic Profile In Metabolically Obese, Normal-Weight Individuals

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Some normal weight individuals show obesity-related characteristics such as insulin resistance, elevated fasting blood sugar levels, high triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure. Although eating a high carbohydrate diet is linked to these findings, Continue reading

In Praise of the Lowly Cucumber

cucumber_healingOn sweltering August days, no one wants to spend time at the stove, and sometimes the grill is even too much to bear.  Some days your best kitchen tool is a blender and your most refreshing ingredient is a cooling cucumber.

Although it will never be Continue reading

How Exercise Helps Strengthen Your Bones and Avoid Osteoporosis, Safely and Naturally

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Certain nutrients, including omega-3 fat, calcium, vitamin D, K2, and magnesium, are critical for strong bones. Your sodium to potassium ratio also plays an important role in maintaining your bone mass

Exercise, especially weight-bearing exercises and Whole Body Vibrational Training using a Power Plate, Continue reading

The Vegetables that Can Hydrate You more than a Glass of Water

crunchCrunch time: Celery is 96 per cent water – but is also rich in minerals

A new study had found that some fruit and vegetables may hydrate the body twice as effectively as a glass of water – making them a refreshing snack option during the hot summer months.

Containing hydrating salts, minerals and sugars, they work in a similar way to the isotonic drinks favoured by athletes.

Water-rich fruit and vegetables act like a two-in-one meal and drink, providing the mineral salts, natural sugars, amino acids and vitamins that Continue reading

Pine Cone Seeds Known as Pine Nuts

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that a simple seed used since Paleolithic times has astounding health benefits for weight loss, heart health, vision, and anti-aging?      Most modern people don’t recognize the seeds of pine cones as a superfood, but our Paleolithic ancestors certainly may have—they relied on these seeds Continue reading

Permanent Fix for Eyelid Twitching in Sight

twitchingQ: I feel embarrassed even worrying about this, but I have been dealing with an annoying twitch in my eyelid for the last couple of weeks. Sometimes it stops for a little while — but it always seems to return. Continue reading

Food as Medicine: Rooibos Shines as a Potent Defense against Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Hypertension and More

rooibosIf you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake of disease-free living. Continue reading

Agribusiness Destroys Soil, So Mines for Food

PhosphorusSince good soil takes effort and money to maintain, Agribusiness hasn’t bothered. As a result, basics required for all life, including phosphorus, are now supplied by mining instead of soil. It’s resulted in inferior food, but the situation is even worse. Continue reading

Miracle Mineral Slashes Stroke Risk 24%

potassiumIf you’re like most folks, the word “diet” sends a cold shiver up your spine — and I don’t blame you one bit.

For years we’ve associated dieting with giving up our favorite foods and consuming bland, tasteless meals with all the texture and excitement of cardboard.

Well, no more, friend. Because I have one… that’s right, just ONE … Continue reading