Movie Extravaganza — Three Films to Celebrate World Soil Day

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Three documentary films reveal the importance of soil for a sustainable nutrient-dense food system that truly nourishes and sustains your health and prevents disease  Continue reading

A Popular Chinese Herb Artemisinin for Cancer, Malaria and Prevents Infections

The leaves of Artemisia has been made into a medicinal tea for thousands of years by Chinese, and it’s very beneficial for overall wellness:

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How to Get Rid of Lice

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  • In the US and Canada, 99.6 percent of lice tested had developed gene mutations making them resistant to common over-the-counter lice shampoos
  • In California, Florida, Maine, and Minnesota, every insect sampled was resistant to the toxic pesticide permethrin, a common active ingredient in lice shampoos
  • There are various options available for treating head lice naturally. The most effective ones include diatomaceous earth (DE), tea tree oil, hot air and a salt-vinegar spray mixture

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Spearmint is a cool way to boost your cognitive focus and attention

Spearmint is commonly used to freshen your breath. However, new research shows that it could also boost your attention. A study published in the journal Nutrition Research found a link between spearmint extract supplementation and enhanced attention. Continue reading

Store Bought Vegetables and Herbs to Regrow at Home

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  • Gardening is a healthy activity you may start without visiting your garden store or sprouting seeds; carrots, garlic, lettuce and multiple herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and basil all may be regrown from organic produce you purchase at the store
  • Ginger is a tropical plant that may do well outdoors during the summer heat but will appreciate being brought inside when the temperatures drop; split a ginger root from the store and plant in well-composted soil, keeping it moist but not water-logged. Ginger may help stabilize blood sugar, normalize blood pressure and promote healthy aging
  • Just one head of garlic may produce enough garlic to feed your family for a season; separate and plant the large cloves in fertile soil during the fall months so the plant puts down roots before winter. One clove will produce a new head of garlic; people have used garlic for centuries to add flavor to foods, boost immunity and as an anti-inflammatory agent
  • Herbs grow well in the ground and all year indoors in containers. Start basil, rosemary, sage, thyme and oregano by stripping the lower leaves of a tender stem and placing them in water until they root; transplant to soil and watch your healthy herb garden grow

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Studies Show Microwaves Drastically Reduce Nutrients in Food

Did you know that microwaving your food is one of the most damaging things you can do to reduce food quality and nutrition (and your health)? Continue reading

Why You Should Ditch Sugar In Favor of Honey

While honey and sugar share similar degrees of sweetness, the differences in the way our bodies respond to them are profound. Continue reading

Do Plants Have a Brain?

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  • Research reveals so many complex plant abilities, some theorize they have a “brain”
  • The Venus flytrap traps its prey with leaves lined with “teeth” that clamp together like a clam shell
  • When the fern-like leaves of the sensitive plant are touched, they rapidly fold up and close
  • Pitcher plants have deep cavities filled with digestive liquid that attracts and then drowns prey
  • Some plants emit caffeine, which makes pollinators remember their scent and return
  • The sand verbena and the honey-scented pincushion coat themselves in sand to protect them from herbivores

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How you can eat to beat illness: Harvard scientist Dr WILLIAM LI reveals the foods that could save your life

  • Specific compounds in certain foods can boost the body’s natural defenses 
  • Dr William Li says the most powerful way to beat disease is to prevent it
  • Foods listed below will help support the growth and health of blood vessels 

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Regenerating New Zealand: Using nature to restore forests

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  • The documentary, “Fools and Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest,” features botanist and nature buff Hugh Wilson and his work to regenerate 1,500 hectares (3,706 acres) of native forest in New Zealand
  • The film shows how conservationists used the power of nature to regenerate native forests
  • Under the theory of “minimal interference,” Wilson and others embraced the presence of an exotic native “weed” called gorse to turn pastureland into a thriving forest
  • Gorse, which is hated and considered a nuisance by pastural farmers, helped regenerate forests by providing a canopy for native forest plants to grow and thrive
  • Restoring forests provides many benefits, including an increase in native vegetation and biodiversity, improved water flow and carbon sequestration, which help fight climate change by capturing excess atmospheric carbon and storing it in the soil

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Vegans and vegetarians may have higher stroke risk

People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests.

They had 10 fewer cases of heart disease and three more strokes per 1,000 people compared with the meat-eaters. Continue reading

Johns Hopkins opening a new psychedelic research center, studying use of ‘magic mushrooms’ and more

Johns Hopkins Medicine is launching a new psychedelic research center where scientists will test the potential of so-called magic mushrooms and other drugs to treat some of the toughest mental health and addiction challenges. Continue reading

Type Two Diabetes is Reversible

 

Type two diabetes is curable if you ignore your doctor’s advice. Diabetes is not the hopeless disease that most doctors would have us believe it is though it is a long losing battle if you walk the trail western medicine wants you to travel. Continue reading

Boost cellular health and prevent aging with this Japanese plant

 

The ancient Japanese believed that ashitaba leaves can cure several ailments, hence the ashitaba plant played a significant role in Japanese traditional medicine. They used preparations made with ashitaba leaves to treat ailments like heartburn, stomach ulcer, high blood pressure, hay fever, gout, and constipation. Continue reading

Why the Law Forbids the Medicinal Use of Natural Substances

 

According to the FDA’s legal definition, a drug is anything that “diagnoses, cures, mitigates, treats, or prevents a disease”

The problem with this definition is that there are numerous substances, as readily available and benign as found on our spice racks, which have been proven by countless millennia of human experience to mitigate, prevent and in some cases cure disease, and which cannot be called drugs according to the FDA. Continue reading