Home gardening basics: 24 Plants to grow in a bucket garden

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Bucket gardening is popular among urban preppers because it allows you to grow assorted herbs and vegetables even if you live in a small apartment. Also known as container gardening, this method is a great way to start your own garden if you’re a beginner who doesn’t want to feel overwhelmed with a full-sized backyard garden. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com) Continue reading

Documentary Highlights Benefits and Principles of Permaculture

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Documentary illustrates how permaculture harnesses nature’s synergistic relationships to create efficient, self-supporting ecosystems

A five-zone model, designed for maximal output with minimal input, Continue reading

Top Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

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If you’re pregnant or planning to be, focus on minimizing processed foods while increasing your intake of vegetables, healthy fats, and high-quality sources of protein  Continue reading

More Evidence That a High Fiber Diet Promotes Good Health

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A high-fiber diet can help reduce your risk of premature death from any cause, likely because it helps to reduce your risk of some of the most common chronic diseases such as diabetes, Continue reading

How To Keep Your Brain Young

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If you notice memory lapses, you may want to consider making some immediate lifestyle changes to help reverse, or at least minimize further damage that might lead to Continue reading

How to Combine Foods for Optimal Health

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Improper food combining is one of the primary factors that cause gas, flatulence, heartburn, and upset stomach. What’s worse, the resulting poor digestion can also contribute to malnutrition, even if you think you’re eating a decent diet

Disease is just as much Continue reading

Permanent Fix for Eyelid Twitching in Sight

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Q: 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

How One Drink Could Protect Your Eyesight

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The association between vision and diabetes is not too well-known, but it’s definitely one to be aware of. Diabetes is a disease primarily caused by insulin resistance, of course, but along with blood sugar problems, diabetes can also affect the retinas of the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy, as the condition is called, is the most common reason for blindness in American adults. Continue reading

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Did You Know…

…this plant extract can treat the deadliest kind of skin cancer?

Melanoma, the least common form of skin cancer, is also the most deadly.  That’s why it’s so exciting to know that a new study published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics in April of 2013 Continue reading

The Trouble Seniors Face Today with Their Health

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Today I’ll finish off this three-part series on the troubles seniors face with nutrition. I’ll be covering what your primary needs are, how your nutrition needs change as you age, and where you can go for assistance.

Seniors have different nutritional needs than other people. Even if you’re in great shape, it’s still important Continue reading

Diabetes Threat Lurks in the Shadows

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If there was a life-changing — and potentially deadly — disease on my doorstep, I’d sure want to know about it in a hurry. And I bet you feel the same way.

But if that disease is diabetes, there’s a nearly 90 percent chance that you’ll have no idea before it strikes. According to a new Centers For Disease Control and Prevention study, there are literally millions of us rocketing at warp speed toward a life of diabetes, and we’re either not paying attention, Continue reading

Dementia Protection without the Side Effects

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I’d never fault anyone for doing everything they thought necessary to ward off dementia. If you’ve ever watched a loved one struggle with this debilitating condition, you know what a heartbreak it can be.

But, if like me, you believe that the first rule of medicine should still be, “Do no harm,” Continue reading

How Food Could Help You Quit Smoking

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Smoking cessation is a truly difficult task. The pull of nicotine can be epically strong. A new health breakthrough has found a very interesting — and healthful — method for helping kick the habit. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Doing so many Continue reading

Vitamin A Benefits A Natural Alternative to Chemotherapy

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Did you know…that vitamin A benefits has been shown to cure leukemiawithout chemotherapy?

In a study conducted at the prestigious University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, vitamin A benefits cured as many as 33% of patients suffering from Continue reading

Diet’s Role in Lowering Risk of Repeat Heart Attacks

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Patients with heart disease frequently assume that medication is enough to forestall a repeat heart attack or stroke, but a large new study shows the preventive power of a healthy diet. Continue reading