Martin Crawford’s forest garden is abundant, diverse, edible, and might be one answer to the future of food systems. […]
These chocolate and hazelnut recipes are all vegan and full of nutrition. They are named ‘Nutella’ just after the taste but use healthy natural hazelnuts and […]
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease worldwide. It causes considerable pain and debility. There is a need for low-cost, safe, effective therapies. The commonly prescribed medication […]
Expert answers to your herb-growing questions. Q. This year I want to grow some of my herb plants from seeds. What are the steps to starting seeds over the winter? A. Seed starting is like baking […]
Some plants can be started indoors early in the season, before soil and air temperatures are warm enough to plant outdoors. From a seed-starting perspective, most of our common vegetable plants fal […]
In the 1960s, the sugar industry quietly funded research that blamed fats for all the diseases we now know sugar causes The sugar industry secretly funded a famous study blaming fats for coronary heart disease, while downplaying the role of sugar, researchers discovered last year while digging through old records. […]
General Mills’ Cheerios are one of the first solid foods many parents feed to their children. They’re small, convenient and easy to chew — and there’s even a section on the Cheerios website for “new parents who have invited … original Cheerios to introduce their children to finger foods.”1 […]
This simple cooking method transforms the staple into a sweet and creamy late-winter star […]
For me these days, comfort foods are things that remind me of growing up in Hawaii. Corned Beef Hash Patties are one of those things. I remember my mom making them and, also, getting them at the Ok […]
White sugar rice cake (白糖糕 bai tang gao) is a traditional Chinese pastry made from white rice, sugar, water and yeast.
The cake is normally snow white in color with moist and spongy texture. The taste is sweet and sometime slightly sour due to fermentation of rice batter.
There is a very similar version of this cake in Vietnam call bánh bò which add coconut milk to the ingredients.
An article titled “Essential Oils and Their Constituents as Anticancer Agents: A Mechanistic View”, published by the US National Library of Medicine, reports: “Cancer has emerged as one of the most alarming diseases in the last few decades throughout the world. It is a multifactorial disease contributing towards uncontrolled growth and invasion of the abnormal […]
The science has never been clearer: flaxseed deserves to be top of the list of the world’s most powerful medicinal foods. For just pennies a day it may protect against dozens of life-threatening health conditions. […]
Source: 70 Reasons To Eat More Flaxseed
Both men and women can face menopausal syndrome in varying degrees. But hormone replacement therapy is riddled with risk, from heart disease to cancer. A recent clinical study finds flaxseed beats out HRT therapy in overall effectiveness for menopausal syndrome. […]
If you have ever tasted Biryani (Indian flavored savory rice) or kheer (Indian rice pudding) or the famous Finnish pulla, you would probably identify the aroma of cardamom. The sweet and mystical sp […]
5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. Another 10,000,000 suffer with severe dementia and Parkinson’s. Even more struggle with age-related mild cognitive impairment. Here are 7 natural ways to defend your brain. […]
A groundbreaking new study found that turmeric extract is capable of turning the “bad” white fat cells in our body into the “good” brown ones, potentially providing a completely new approach to winning the battle of the bulge. […]
Tom kha is a deliciously spicy and sour Thai soup traditionally made with coconut milk and chicken broth. But now vegetarians can rejoice with this tasty vegan tom kha with shiitake mushrooms! […]
In Ayurveda, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Solanaceae) is considered to be a Rasayana, i.e., a rejuvenator. It has been studied for its effects on cognition, mood, joint health, and inflammation. It contains alkaloids, lactones (withanolides), and glycosides, but it is not clear which constituents account for its adaptogenic qualities. The root is the most used part in traditional practice but leaves also contain many bioactive constituents, so some research has begun to explore the use of ashwagandha leaf. Several recent studies have looked at ashwagandha as an athletic performance enhancer, with encouraging results. In this double-blind, randomized controlled trial, the researchers explored the effect of an aqueous extract of ashwagandha leaf and root (Sensoril; Natreon, Inc.; New Brunswick, New Jersey) on exercise outcomes over a 12-week period. The primary outcome measures changed in upper and lower body muscle strength. Secondary outcome measures were changes in body composition, recovery…
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Cardamom is the Queen of Spices and has grown lavishly under the tropical canopy on hillsides in the Ghat Mountains on the Malabar Coast of southern India to be harvested by hand and shipped around the world. The cardamom familiar to India and the western world is called green cardamom and it, along with several other types such as giant cardamom, black cardamom, and bastard cardamom, have been used for cooking, perfumery, incense, and medicine since very early in history.
Ancient Egyptians used it frequently for perfume along with frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, and cassia, and had a recipe for an ointment called “Oil of Lilies” that included the scent from 1000 lilies. It is often mentioned as one of the ingredients of the ancient incense kyphi. Cardamom essential oil is one of the oldest essential oils known in perfumery and in the apothecary. Cardamom is the third most expensive spice after saffron…
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Back in 2010, the city of Toronto (in Ontario, Canada) decided to launch a program that converts old unused metro buses into mobile grocery stores called Mobile Good Food Markets, and ever since, they’ve been traveling across the Toronto metropolitan area selling affordable fresh food. They have been especially successful (and helpful) in low income neighborhoods. […]
Time for a spring clean? 14 foods that naturally remove toxins from body. Choose organic where you can.
Cucumber: on average around 95% water, this veggie helps flush out toxins and alkalize the body while delivering a powerful nutrient punch.
Garlic: stimulates the liver to encourage production of detoxification enzymes.
Broccoli: delivers a large dose of vitamins while neutralizing and eliminating toxins.
Lentils: extremely fiber-rich (1 cup cooked has 62.5% of your RDA!), lentils aids in toxin elimination, lower cholesterol, and balance blood sugar.
Turnip greens: loaded with antioxidants and sulfur-containing nutrients (Without sulfur, the body cannot properly detoxify substances such as pharmaceuticals, environmental toxins and heavy metals), turnip greens also contain phytonutrients called glucosinolates that help activate and regulate detoxification enzymes.
Sunflower seeds: these little slivers of sunshine are not only high selenium and Vitamin E, but also assist liver’s detoxing capabilities and prevent cholesterol build up in the blood and arteries. Choose organic as their high fat and oil allows them to easily soak up chemicals used in the production process.
Walnuts: infuse the body with healthy omega-3 oils to assist detoxification.
Turmeric: stimulates liver function. (Also a great addition to your diet for all-around health).
Red pepper: when it comes to cleansing, vitamin C is one of the cream of the vitamin crop because it transforms toxins into digestible material. One red pepper contains about 3 times more vitamin C than an orange.
Grapefruit: a class of its own, grapefruit lowers cholesterol, prevents kidney stones and aids the digestive system, which set it apart from the other citrus fruits.
Watercress: keeps free radicals away from cells, energizes cleaning enzymes in the liver and is a natural diuretic.
Mung beans: used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years, this easily digestible bean absorbs toxic residue from the intestinal walls.
Artichokes: chock-full of cynarin, which increases bile production and promotes healthy digestion.
Finding a three-leaf clover may bring good luck, but taking red clover as a healing herb may bring even better fortune!
People have appreciated the therapeutic qualities of the red clover’s pink and red-hued blossom for generations. Women, in particular, have passed down its secrets as a remedy for feminine issues, whether premenstrual syndrome or menopause symptoms.
In modern times, scientific research has backed up its traditional uses, including supporting bone strength, blood health, hair growth, and mental wellness. For women, red clover might also offer support for symptoms of menopause; for men, it’s believed to encourage a healthy prostate.
What Is Red Clover?
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) — also known as cow clover, meadow clover, or wild clover — is a legume found in Europe, Western Asia, and northwest Africa. Red clover contains isoflavones. Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogens, which are chemicals that are similar to the hormone estrogen…
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If you’ve been thinking about changing your diet in order to lose weight, lower your blood sugar or blood pressure, or just improve your overall health, you might have heard about the DASH Diet. The […]
Sustainability rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Therefore, stewardship of both natu […]
There is a virtual cornucopia of foods, herbs, and other forms of nourishment that are readily available to lower high blood pressure, or hypertension, naturally. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are just a handful of healthy things you can eat to promote healthy blood flow. Learning the benefits of these foods and determining which ones are best for your diet may help to lower your blood pressure and maintain circulatory health.
The Importance of Your Blood
“Blood is a very special juice,” wrote the famous 18th-century author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, but it is more than just “special.” Blood is the fuel that sustains human and animal life. It enables the body to stay alive by carrying oxygen and nutrients to living cells, taking away waste products, and transporting immune cells to fight infections. The average human adult body contains more than six quarts of blood which travels through the blood vessels and…
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Signs of High Blood Pressure
According to guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. If you don’t have high blood pressure yourself, chances are you know someone who does. Being aware of high blood pressure and hypertension is critical. When left undiagnosed, it can lead to heart attack, stroke, or other dangerous health conditions. The first step towards preventing or mitigating the risks of high blood pressure is recognizing the issue. While it is often called the “silent killer,” there are some common signs and symptoms of high blood pressure you can watch out for.
What Is Blood Pressure & How Is It Measured?
Blood pressure is the pressure or force of the blood as it moves through your circulatory system. It is most commonly measured using a tool called…
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Have you heard of the numerous benefits of golden milk? This warm, soothing drink combines the beneficial properties of turmeric, coconut milk, ginger, and black pepper, and effectively relieves anxiety, stress, and improves sleep quality. Its main ingredient is turmeric, which is the healthiest spice on Earth and has been used for more than 8,000 years. […]
The addition of garlic to meals, salads, and dips makes everything much tastier. Yet, despite the amazing flavor, unique aroma, and finger-licking taste it adds to food, garlic is also one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Namely, the delicious garlic is the most powerful natural antibiotic created by Nature, and it improves health is […]
This is GARY YOUROFSKY’s video that sparked my (Victoria Generao) lifestyle change, and defines the reasons many of our Reiki Grandmasters are also Vegan …
Here’s the Q&A session after Gary Yourofsky’s lecture …
New treatment approaches are needed to prevent cognitive decline and dementia in the growing elderly population. Several traditionally used medicinal plants have been reported to enhance cognitive function and improve brain health through their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties. Among those plants are sage (Salvia officinalis, Lamiaceae), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis, Lamiaceae), and Melissa (lemon balm; Melissa officinalis, Lamiaceae). Although study findings support the traditional use of these plants individually for cognitive function, no study has examined the clinical effects of a combination of sage, rosemary, and Melissa (SRM) on memory. These authors conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial to evaluate the effects of an SRM combination on verbal recall in healthy participants.
The study was conducted at Dilston Physic Garden Centre and BodyWorks Therapy Center in Northumberland, United Kingdom (the dates of the study are not given) and included healthy participants who were aged…
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