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Organic Honey May Not Be So Organic

Glyphosates, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s toxic herbicide, Roundup, is showing up in organic honeys. Researchers from Boston University and Abraxis LLC tested an assortment of food items in Philadelphia grocery stores. A total of 80 different honeys were tested, 11 of which were organic.  Significant amounts of glyphosates were found in 62% of the […]

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Natural Antidepressants In Your Kitchen

We all have periods in our lives where things don’t  go the way we want them too.  Family issues, financial difficulties, the deaths of loved ones, and many other situations can cause anxiety and depression.  Drugs can make matters worse. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives to drugs to help us through challenging times.  Certain foods […]

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The Healing Power of Cloves

Cloves Are a Health Food It’s interesting how many (most) of the herbs and spices we use in the kitchen have excellent health benefits.  The aromatic spice cloves, has some pretty impressive healing properties you might not be aware of. Cloves, originally from Indonesia, were brought to Europe by traders hundreds of years ago. They […]

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Sweet Potatoes Can Help Fight Cancer

Why You Should Eat Sweet Potatoes Food is is truly our medicine. The sweet potato is not only nutritious, it may even help prevent certain types of cancer.  With Thanksgiving around the corner, and sweet potatoes freshly harvested, now is the perfect time of year to indulge in this vegetable. There are about 400 different varieties of […]

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Pumpkins Are Healthy!

The Benefits of Eating Pumpkins Did you know that pumpkins are not just for pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes at your favorite coffee hangout?  Pumpkins have lots of health benefits too.  Here are some great reasons to eat pumpkin: Immune System Pumpkins are very nutritious.  They contain high amounts of vitamin A (from beta-carotene) C, B-Complex […]

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Make Energy & Protein Bars in Minutes

Do It Yourself Food Bars Convenience food bars have become very popular over the years.  Energy bars, breakfast bars, protein bars and meal replacement bars line the shelves of supermarkets as well as health food stores.  Most of these bars are not good for you.  Sure, there may be a few awesome raw, organic bars […]

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The Healthy Cucumber

The Health Benefits of Cucumber The cucumber comes from the same family as the melon, though we tend to think of it as a vegetable rather than a fruit. It is a powerful food for both internal and external use. The cucumber is loaded with vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients. In fact, you might […]

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The Stevia Controversy

  Stevia – Is it Healthy or Not? There has been a lot of controversy about stevia in recent years.  After being banned for many years in the USA, the FDA allowed it back on our shelves in the early 1990’s.  I remember the excitement in the alternative health field when the ban was lifted. Finally, a […]

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