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Brussels Sprouts: A Superfood with Cancer-Fighting Potential

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2 mentions5 months ago
If you’re looking for an extremely nutrient-dense food that’s also tasty and easy to prepare, look no further than Brussels sprouts. This member of the cruciferous family of vegetables (along with broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and more) was cultivated in Italy during the reign of Roman emperors and ...

The Secret to a Longer Life is Already Determined

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2 mentions5 months ago
When Hendrikje Van Andel-Schipper donated her body to science, she gave longevity researchers a truly special gift. She was the oldest person in the world when she died at age 115, and her body, in the hands of a team of Dutch researchers, launched a slew of breakthrough ...

EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2014

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1 mentions6 months ago
For the 10th year in a row, nonprofit advocacy agency the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its list of the most pesticide-contaminated produce, and once again apples top the Dirty Dozen. The Dirty Dozen, part of the EWG's yearly Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, is compiled ...

Guide to Harvesting Medicinal Plants

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2 mentions6 months ago
Harvesting medicinal plants is easy once you know the basic guidelines. Once you’ve properly identified a plant that you’d like to harvest, check out the land that you’re on. Is there a busy road nearby? Are you close to the town dump, fields sprayed with pesticides, or another ...

5 Herbs That Grow In Shade

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2 mentions6 months ago
With the coming of summer, you’re all ready to take in the majesty of the large, sweeping landscape that is your forty-acre property. You can picture the vast plots of land you will use to grow your garden of sun-loving herbs like basil, sage, lavender and—wait a minute.

Why Bitter Is Better

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5 mentions6 months ago
I'm heartened to see that popular media has sharpened its focus when it comes to what's wrong with the typical American diet. I'm seeing more articles now that identify sugar, not saturated fat, as the major dietary contributor to elevated heart disease risk and to increased disease risk ...

This Is What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep (Infographic)

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3 mentions6 months ago
You know what it feels like when you don't get enough sleep. You're grumpy, you're groggy, and you probably just don't really feel like yourself. But did you know that sleep deprivation can have serious long-term consequences on your body and mind? Fortunately, the folks over at the ...

How Food Marketers Made Butter the Enemy

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2 mentions6 months ago
James McWilliams—a historian who has made a name for himself in prestigious publications like the New York Times and The Atlantic for his contrarian defenses of the food industry—is back at it. In an item published last week in the excellent Pacific Standard, McWilliams uses the controversy over ...

Juicing: How Healthy Is It for Your Health?

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1 mentions6 months ago
April 19, 2014 | 87,614 viewsIf you ever feel like it’s difficult to eat enough veggies, making a small investment in a high-quality juicer is one of the best steps you can take for your health. Raw juice can be likened to a "living broth," as it is ...

Resveratrol Shows Promise in Treatment of Cancer

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3 mentions6 months ago
Resveratrol, a potent antioxidant found in a number of plants, including red grape skins, pomegranate, raw cacao, peanuts, and berries like raspberries and mulberries, is known to have a number of beneficial health effects. The compound is produced by plants to increase their survival and resistance to disease ...

3 Ways To Work Meditation Into Your Busy Day

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2 mentions6 months ago
The topic is so hot that Wisdom 2.0, a conference, started in 2009, dedicated to exploring how to be more mindful about our technology use, now has a waiting list that runs into the hundreds. There are meditation apps galore, and organizations from Google to the Marine Corps ...

Immerse Yourself in Everything Yoga at Yoga Journal Live: New York

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2 mentions6 months ago
Choose from a multitude of classes from yoga's luminaries and discover the intersection of yoga with Ayurveda, Neuroscience, Mantra, Tantra, Pranayama, and much more.Friday Evening: Explore life's spiritual and psychological roadblocks in this intimate keynote with New York Times bestselling author, Caroline Myss. Delve deeper into your practice ...

'Eat seven portions of fruit and veg a day' to lower death risk

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2 mentions6 months ago
Vitamin D is a steroid vitamin, a group of fat-soluble prohormones, which encourages the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous.From Atkins to Vegan, South Beach to Mediterranean, we have selected the most popular diets available today. The number of calories people should eat each day depends on ...

5 Genius Uses for the Orange Peel

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2 mentions6 months ago
You may never think twice about the orange peel you throw out after enjoying a delicious, sweet orange, but it’s about time you did. The orange peel is more than just a protective covering for the orange, it is your lifestyle’s best friend! The following 5 tips introduce ...

Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

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4 mentions7 months ago
Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Vegetarians may have a lower BMI ...

Dandelion: The Dandiest Weed of All

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2 mentions6 months ago
Dandelion can do all sorts of dandy things. This winter has seemed to hang on for dear life, despite the fact that we are now officially in spring. Particularly long winters can leave us all feeling a bit heavy. Whether it’s heavy eyes, sluggish movement, or heavy feelings,

WHO: Air Pollution Causes 7 Million Deaths

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1 mentions7 months ago
Air pollution killed 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk, according to the World Health Organization.Outdoor air pollution was linked to about 3.7 million deaths, with about 80 percent of those deaths the result of stroke and heart ...

The Extra Burdens Faced by Young People with Chronic Illness

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1 mentions7 months ago
I confess that before I became a member of the community of the chronically ill, I thought that a young person—through their 30s at least—was either healthy (aside from the occasional cold or flu) or had a terminal illness. I had no idea that millions of young people ...

Herbal First Aid and Emergency Relief

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1 mentions7 months ago
This is an updated version of Sandra’s incredibly thorough handout on herbal first aid for emergencies that isincluded in the Numen Resource Guide. Note: There is a lot of information here and it can be overwhelming to try to grasp it all at once. Sandra offers a bare ...

Mulberry Leaf Lowers Triglycerides, LDL-c and Artery Inflammation

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2 mentions7 months ago
Clinical research from Thailand's Chulalongkorn University has confirmed that the ancient herb Mulberry leaf significantly curbs inflammation among the arteries, lowers triglycerides and reduces low-density lipoprotein levels.The researchers tested 24 patients for three months. All of the patients had higher-than-normal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and higher-than-normal levels ...

How to Make an Herbal Infused Honey

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1 mentions7 months ago
Using raw honey as a medium for delivering the more unfavorable flavors of herbal medicine is an old and favored form of administering these remedies. Raw, unpasteurized local honey is the most useful and medicinal form of honey as it contains many medicinal properties that help fight infection.When ...

Eating Fish After Fukushima: Is It Safe?

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2 mentions7 months ago
On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan, which hit the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and caused one of its nuclear reactors to melt down. Radioactive materials were released into the environment, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is now ...

Herbal Allies for Managing Fevers

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1 mentions7 months ago
Many practitioners believe that children who aren’t allowed to mount strong fevers may be less able to do so as adults and are therefore more prone to extended illnesses. If this is the case, in addition to supporting a good fever in adults, it may be a good ...

7 Detox Herbs for a Natural Cleanse

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1 mentions8 months ago
Tags: natural health, detox, natural detox, natural cleanse, liver cleanse, liver, dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric, green tea, garlic, cilantro, allicin, heavy metals, gallbladder, bileSpring cleaning isn’t just for your home. As you clean your home to rid it of dust, clutter and toxins this year, consider giving your ...

Fracking Boom Spews Toxic Air Emissions on Texas Residents

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5 mentions8 months ago
KARNES CITY, Texas—When Lynn Buehring leaves her doctor's office in San Antonio she makes sure her inhaler is on the seat beside her, then steers her red GMC pickup truck southeast on U.S. 181, toward her home on the South Texas prairie.About 40 miles down the road, between ...

9 Reasons Natural Light is so Important for Your Body (and Spirit) : EcoSalon

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1 mentions8 months ago
A lack of natural light in your life can be disastrous. Here are some reasons to get outside, even when it’s cold.For the past two days, the winter wind has been howling outside my door. This is not a metaphor. My home is tucked up against the foothills ...

The Business of Herbal Medicine

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3 mentions8 months ago
One evening, a slightly overweight middle-aged man came to a free herb clinic started by students of herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. This clinic was held once a month in the working class town of Barre in central Vermont. Clients would meet for an hour and a half with three ...

Lincoln and His Team of Homeopaths

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2 mentions8 months ago
There is a wide body of evidence that Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) maintained a special interest in and appreciation for homeopathic medicine. It is therefore not surprising that many of Lincoln's advisors were users of and advocates for homeopathy. Before Lincoln was elected president, in 1854 he was retained ...

Why People Stick with Cancer Screening, Even When It Causes Harm

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3 mentions8 months ago
When it comes to complex medical decisions, cold hard statistics may hold little sway over patients in the face of a single, compelling anecdote. The data on PSA testing to detect prostate cancer has long been shaky — so much so that the discoverer of PSA (or prostate-specific ...

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2 mentions8 months ago
We’ve made it through another holiday season and many people are eager to atone for their holiday indulgences by doing a detox or cleanse.The most popular detox programs often include eating raw and cold foods as well as using cooling and eliminating “detox” herbs.But does eating cold raw ...

Is Big Food the next Big Tobacco?

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1 mentions8 months ago
It’s a move straight from the playbook of the Big Tobacco takedown of the 1990s, which ended in a $246 billion settlement with 46 states, a ban on cigarette marketing to young people and the Food and Drug Administration stepping in to regulate.There are plenty of naysayers, just ...

These 11 Charts Show Everything That's Wrong With The Modern Diet

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1 mentions8 months ago
Flickr/jonolistThe modern diet is the main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease soon follow. The studies are clear on this... when people abandon their traditional ...

Lavender Cedarwood Deodorant

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1 mentions8 months ago
This is a natural deodorant balm in a 2 oz container. It was made with Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Organic Cocoa Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Arrow Root Powder, Candelilla Wax, and non GMO Vitamin E and a woody herbaceous blend of Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils. This ...

The Great Gluten Panic, Part 2 - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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1 mentions8 months ago
The manager of an organic flour mill told me recently that he is seeing huge demand among his customers for flour produced from the grain of a single variety: the heirloom hard red winter wheat 'Turkey Red.' That popularity is good for his business, but he was curious ...

Recipe: Fire Cider Drink Recipes from The Kitchn

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2 mentions8 months ago
Have you heard of fire cider? The first time I encountered this traditional folk recipe, I have to admit I was terrified. Horseradish, garlic, onion, ginger, and hot peppers infused in vinegar? To drink? It took me years before I tried it, but you can be braver than ...

13 Ways to Use Lemons Around the House

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2 mentions8 months ago
Sure, lemons make a pretty drink garnish and can brighten the flavors of foods, but they also have many handy non-culinary uses thanks to their natural antibacterial, deodorizing and bleaching properties. When life gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonade—put them to good use.

Yoga can lower fatigue, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

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3 mentions9 months ago
Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results.Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a link between ...

Herbalists fighting trademark of fire cider (free recipes, labels and an e-book)

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2 mentions9 months ago
Have you heard of fire cider? This historic, healthy drink has been shared by herbalists for generations and is said to help cure colds, flus, digestive issues, sinus infections, chronic nausea and more. Made of healing ingredients like apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, cayenne and raw honey, Herbal ...

Asthma Treatment with a Tail? Dogs Might be Your Lungs’ Best Friend

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1 mentions9 months ago
In the early 1960s, my uncle was around 10 years old and suffering from asthma. His breathing was getting worse, and none of the conventional medical asthma treatment methods seemed to be helping.Then his doctor suggested a new type of asthma treatment – one that wagged its tail,

No, climate change is not waking bears from hibernation

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1 mentions9 months ago
Last week, a rogue black bear made a cameo appearance for skiers at the Heavenly Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe. The month before, a 260-pound male bear had to be put down by wildlife officials after breaking into several cars and a home in the same area. The ...

5 Yoga Poses You Can Do Every Morning

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1 mentions9 months ago
September 20, 2013 | 77,945 viewsOne of the secrets of successful, happy people is rising early in the morning, a habit that gives you an extra bit of free time before starting your day.What you do with this precious time is up to you, but one way to ...

How Getting Naked Can Help Your Health

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2 mentions9 months ago
Agus noted a doctor only sees patients one appointment at a time, while a patient will look at his or her body every single day."You go to your doctor and say 'Listen, I've got these 10 things, let's talk about them,'" Agus said. "I want you in charge ...

The Paleo Diet: Eating Like a Caveman

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1 mentions9 months ago
January 20, 2014 | 164,896 viewsThe Paleo Diet is one of the hottest diet trends around. With celebrity followers and even high-end restaurants taking notice of Paleo principles, some might even say Paleo has gone mainstream. As the diet has grown in popularity, so too have its vocal ...

Sleep Deeply, Live Longer

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2 mentions9 months ago
With a few remnants and a little old-fashioned ingenuity, you can help your child stay warm this win... Everyone gets stuck with a restless night from time to time, and some of us suffer from full-blown i... A bedroom should be a clean, comfortable haven from a stressful ...

Why we need to talk about the weather

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1 mentions9 months ago
Here’s a stat that should scare you: only one in three Americans say they have occasionally talked to family and friends about climate change in the last year. That’s down 8% since 2008, according to a Yale study released in September.While ice caps are melting, species are pushed ...

Medicinal Plant Use in World War II

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3 mentions9 months ago
I appreciate the opportunity to write as a guest blogger, and in particular, I am glad to share some of my most current research. Right now, I am hard at work on a book on plant uses during World War II—everything from victory gardens and rationed food to ...

Meet The Cardoon, Artichoke's Shy Sibling

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1 mentions9 months ago
We're pretty big fans of artichokes here at HuffPost Taste. Besides the fact that they're enormous flowers we get to eat, they're insanely delicious. And so when we came across cardoon, a relative of the artichoke, we were ecstatic. That's double the amount of artichoke-taste we get to ...

We Need To Take Meditation More Seriously As Medicine | TIME.com

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2 mentions9 months ago
To be fair, I’m not sure how I would have responded had my surgeon suggested I meditate before or after surgery to ease my anxiety or post-operative pain. My guess is, like many women, I would have been skeptical: what exactly did sitting in half-lotus pose or breathing ...

7 Probiotic Foods That Are Great for Your Gut

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2 mentions9 months ago
Probiotics are good bacteria that are found in a variety of foods, with the most common being live-cultured yogurt and acidophilus milk. Yes, that’s right. They are live and active bacteria cultures, with scientific-sounding names like lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus.But don’t be put off. These microscopic organisms ...

Birds' V formation mystery 'solved'

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2 mentions9 months ago
Scientists from the U.K.S Royal Veterinary College fitted data loggers to a flock of rare birds that were being trained to migrate by following a microlight. This revealed that the birds flew in the optimal position - gaining lift from the bird in front by remaining close to its wingtip. A previous experiment in pelicans was the first real clue to the energy-saving purpose of V formations. It revealed that birds' heart rates went down when they were flying together in V. As a bird's wings move through the air,
 

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