What to Forage in Spring: 20 Edible and Medicinal Plants and Fungi

Spring is the season of new beginnings and new growth. As the temperature starts to warm up and everything begins to thaw from the winter, spring foraging options increase! This is the time of year for fresh salad greens, tasty spring flowers and shoots, medicinal plants, and a few edible mushrooms. This list of what to forage in spring will help you get started on your spring foraging adventure! Before we get started with this spring foraging list I want to let you know about my ebook! Wildcrafting Weeds: 20 Easy to Forage Edible and Medicinal Plants (that might be  […]

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Scientists: “Put This In Your Home, It’s Like A Mousetrap For Mold Toxins”

I almost jumped out of the shower when I saw it.

In the corner, behind the shampoos, along the tile — black spots of mold, shooting out toxic spores into the air.

Suddenly it all made sense. I’d been experiencing headaches for a few weeks, and I normally never get headaches. My nose and sinuses were also stuffed up. It was the mold that was causing it, and I had to do something about it immediately.  […]

Read article here:   https://simpledeodorizingideas.com/home/air-trap.php?affId=38ECDD15&c1=us&c2=mousetrap&sxid=2277o4ab9024

Genetics || Harvard Scientists Have Discovered The DNA Switch That Controls Whole-Body Regeneration

Humans have long envied animals that are able to regenerate parts of their bodies. Arms, legs, tails, even whole chunks of the organism. Yet despite all the technology and best efforts, humans dont have this ability. However, this could all change. Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that […]

Source: Harvard Scientists Have Discovered The DNA Switch That Controls Whole-Body Regeneration

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || 17 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Eat Two Ripe Bananas Every Day For 30 Days 

Bananas are a real superfood, full of nutrients, and antioxidants, and they improve health in countless different ways. As stated by Adda Bjarnadottir, MS: “Bananas contain a fair amount of fiber, as well as several antioxidants. One medium-sized banana (118 grams) also boasts: Potassium: 9% of the RDI Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI Vitamin […]

Source: 17 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Eat Two Ripe Bananas Every Day For 30 Days – Healthy Food House

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Green Coffee Bean Extract

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Coffee (Coffea arabica, Rubiaceae) beans are used in many cultures across the globe to brew the popular caffeinated beverage. Caffeine and coffee have been linked with reduced incidence of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, lower serum triglycerides, better athletic performance, and improved memory and attention. Other than caffeine, antioxidant compounds such as chlorogenic acids (CGA) may underlie coffee’s benefits, as some studies report similar results for decaffeinated coffee. Among coffee CGAs, 5-CQA comprises about 35% of CGAs in roasted coffee and 56-62% in green coffee beans. One serving of coffee provides 20-675 mg CGAs, depending on the type of roast, preparation, serving size, and many other factors.

CGAs, like most polyphenolic compounds, are not well absorbed in the human body but are broken down or metabolized to smaller units in the gut. Coffee CGAs are differentially absorbed and/or metabolized in humans, with large individual variation. It has been suggested…

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Veggie Foodstyles || So You Say You Hate Cabbage #1 – Vanishing Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Cabbage

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Or, maybe you do like cabbage but your family constantly tells you they hate it. And they probably do. At least the boil-until-all-integrity-is-gone variety that most people serve up this time of year. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser and will have your family chuffing down cabbage way past St. Patty’s Day.

IMG_3975Vanishing Oven Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Cabbage
One large head of cabbage (any color)
Olive Oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
zest of one lemon
leaves from several sprigs of fresh thyme
leaves from 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
Kosher salt
black pepper
¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut cabbage into 1 inch slices. Quarter the slices, trying to keep them in-tact as best you can. Transfer slices to a colander (again trying to keep roughly in-tact). Rinse. Let air dry several minutes.

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Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of a 10”x15”…

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Music and Spirituality || John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which resembles what any musician will recognize as the “Circle of Fifths,” but incorporates Coltrane’s own innovations.   […]

Read article here:  http://www.openculture.com/2017/04/the-tone-circle-john-coltrane-drew-to-illustrate-the-theory-behind-his-most-famous-compositions-1967.html?fbclid=IwAR2M07DvJA47YpPwjwSTUgkJ8ax-epkRB8KtcQLQBIf26lbP2jIL8wVAJXQ

Wellness || Children Should Be Outside for 4-6 Hours Every Day

Let me begin by saying we are not outside for 4-6 hours everyday.  We aim for 4-6 hours outside at least three to four times a week (a little more in the nicer months and a little less in the worse ones).  I first came across this time recommendation in the works of Charlotte Mason, a classical English educator who lived at the turn of the 20th century.  […]

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Health and Diet || You are not gluten intolerant, you are glyphosate intolerant

Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic. “Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it,” researchers wrote in a meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies. “Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active […]

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No-Knead Artisan Breads

 

NO-KNEAD CRUSTY ARTISAN BREAD

One of my most reader-tested and approved recipes! This crusty, fluffy artisan bread needs only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to come together… you won’t believe how easy and delicious it is!

No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread – My most reader-loved recipe! This crusty, fluffy artisan bread needs only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes. | thecomfortofcooking.com

I have something amazing to share with you today! I mean, you’ve seen artisan bread before but you’ve probably never seen it as easily made as this! I’d say this is one part recipe, one part magic trick… it’s just incredible. You’ve gotta trust me.

No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread – My most reader-loved recipe! This crusty, fluffy artisan bread needs only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes. | thecomfortofcooking.com

The beautiful, crusty and fluffy bread that results from just four ingredients will knock your socks off! All it takes is flour, salt, yeast and water, all mixed up in a bowl and set to rest for 8-24 hours. Sounds like a lifetime, I know, but waiting is the only difficult part of this recipe.  […]

Recipe and instructions:  http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/04/no-knead-crusty-artisan-bread.html

Vegan Foodstyles || THE BEST VEGAN FRIED CHICKEN RECIPE (gluten-free!) 

Friends, this is the BEST vegan fried chicken recipe. It’s seriously crunchy on the outside with well-seasoned breading full of nooks and crannies. But the inside is what makes this vegan fried chicken different from all the rest. You won’t believe how tender, juicy and meaty this vegan ‘chicken’ tastes and looks. Flavour bursts from layers of ‘meat’ as you bite into it.

I stumbled across the secret to creating this realistic, crispy and juicy vegan chicken last year (you might have seen it on my Instagram stories) and have since perfected it so you can make it easily at home. Make deep-fried vegan chicken on your stove top or deep-fryer for the absolute best vegan chicken you’ve ever had. Or, you can bake these golden pieces of juicy perfection in the oven for the best oven-fried vegan chicken ever. And it’s gluten-free to boot!

BTW, using food that has been frozen and thawed twice is safe, as long as you do it right! Don’t forget to read the printable recipe before you start.

 

Plant-Fueled Life || 17 Pounds in 21 Days: How 19 Obese Hawaiians Lost Weight Eating Unlimited Plant Foods

Dr. Terry Shintani is a nutritionist, lawyer, and health advocate who is dedicated to improving the health of the Hawaiian community – especially those who  […]

Read article here:   http://plantfueledlife.com/hawaiian-weight-loss/

Asian Foodstyles and Health || Benefits of Eating Moringa

Moringa oleifera is a plant, which is often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree.

Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits and has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.  […]

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Chemo Kills Healthy Cells But THC Kills Cancer Cells Only

THC kills cancer cells by mitochondria stop producing energy.
There are many new and old research related to cannabis and cancer treatment. And, perhaps equally important, the medical community is now ready to listen to cancer patients and describe how well cannabis treats their symptoms. There may be an added benefit of using cannabis during cancer treatment because THC kills cancer cells. Studies in laboratory and animal models show that THC is an effective killer.  […]

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Garlic, ACV And Honey – The Winning Combo For Defeating Cholesterol, Obesity, Indigestion And Many Other 

People are increasingly turning to traditional medicine and holistic alternatives for treating their ailments and diseases these days, as they are often much safer and more effective than prescribed pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medications. Honey, garlic, and apple cider vinegar are among the most powerful and versatile natural remedies we can use, and their medicinal properties […]

Source: Garlic, ACV And Honey – The Winning Combo For Defeating Cholesterol, Obesity, Indigestion And Many Other – Healthy Food House

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Little Lavenders in the Landscape

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As spring approaches we get anxious to start planting our garden!  In March, we have time to plan which lavenders we want to add or replace in our garden.  In late March and into April and May, after the weather and the ground have warmed up, we can usually tell which lavenders need to be replaced. After we do spring garden pruning and clean up, we have a better idea of how much space we have to plant.  There are also more lavender plants available from local growers at that time of the year.
English lavenders, Lavandula angustifolia cultivars, are the hardiest lavender plants to grow, but eventually, they do need to be replaced with new plants.  Some lavender plants that are over 10 to 15 years old are very woody and parts of these plants may no longer produce new leaves or flowers. As long as a garden space…

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Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Cilantro can Remove 80% of Heavy Metals from the Body within 42 Days — Here is What You Need to Do

Fortunately, there are natural substances that effectively draw out and remove these heavy metals from our body.  One such substance is cilantro.  […]

Source: Cilantro can Remove 80% of Heavy Metals from the Body within 42 Days. Here is What You Need to Do – Anya Vien

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || Bergamot Improves Schizophrenic Brain Function

Bergamot oranges are bitter fruits that grow in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal regions. Could the scenic ocean vistas be responsible for the calm, relaxing effects we derive from smelling and ingesting the bright, citrus essence of this amazing fruit?  […]

Source: Bergamot Improves Schizophrenic Brain Function

Lāʻau Lāpaʻau || 10 Scientifically Backed Reasons Why You Should Consume Ginger Everyday 

Ginger is a member of the Zingiber family and contains over 115 beneficial chemical ingredients, that provide a myriad of health benefits.  Its medicinal properties have been valued for centuries, and a tonic made from this root has been used by the East Indians and the Chinese for over 4500 years. It was also commonly used […]

Source: 10 Scientifically Backed Reasons Why You Should Consume Ginger Everyday – Healthy Food House