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The Healing Power of Essential Oils

By: | 5 Comments | On: July 24, 2016 | Category: Blog, health, News

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My day is infused with essential oils! Within the very first hour of the morning, they may support my mood, hair, skin, immune system, digestive system and home. After I wake up, I breathe in the invigorating aroma of peppermint and wild orange. I drink water with lemon essential oil, which... more

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Goji Berries: Another Ancient Super Food Full Of Antioxidants and Low On Calories

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 1, 2016 | Category: Blog, health, News, Nutrition

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Goji berries have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. They are also called wolfberries, the fruit of Lycium barbarum (a native Chinese Shrub). It is a bright orange-red fruit possessing a lot of medicinal benefits. In traditional Chinese medicine, goji berries are eaten raw, poured... more

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Celery Health Benefits: Another Great Vegetable Super Food

By: | 0 Comments | On: December 9, 2015 | Category: Blog, health, News, Nutrition

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Celery is a vegetable under the Apiaceae family. It is well known for its use in cocktails, as well as a low calorie snack. However, celery is not only good for those well known things. There are several very good reasons why you should include celery in your diet. But first, let’s... more

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Pumpkin Seeds Are One Of The Best Sources Of Plant-Based Protein

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 10, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Nutrition

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One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 9.35 grams of protein! That’s over two grams more than the same quantity of ground beef. According to USDA 1 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds has: 285 calories 87 grams protein 42 g fat 8 g dietary fiber Nutrient-rich pumpkin seeds make for a... more

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A Drupe is a Fruit is a Nut, is a Walnut

By: | 1 Comment | On: November 4, 2015 | Category: Blog, health, News, Nutrition

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A walnut is a drupe. A drupe is a type of fruit in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell (what we sometimes call a pit) with a seed inside. Some examples of drupes are peaches, plums, and cherries—but walnuts, almonds, and pecans are also drupes. Walnuts are the... more

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History of Blueberries: The Legacy 100 Years in the Making.

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 4, 2015 | Category: Blog, Life Style, News

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History of blueberries Blueberries were here when the first wave of settlers arrived in what was to become America. Early explorers noted wild blueberries on their expeditions. In 1615, Samuel de Champlain saw Indians along Lake Huron harvesting wild blueberries. These were dried, beaten into a pulp/powder and combined with... more

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Top Cancer Fighting Foods

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 28, 2015 | Category: News, Nutrition

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Berries Berries contain powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body. All berries are packed with cancer-fighting phytonutrients. They contain very high concentrations of phytochemicals called anthocyanins, which counteract, reduce and repair damage to cells and keep new blood vessels from forming (and potentially feeding a cancerous tumor), according to Gary... more

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5 Compelling Reasons to Eat Avocados on a Regular Basis

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 22, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Nutrition

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How often do you include avocados in your weekly diet? I am sure you have heard that avocados are rich in fats and calories, but did you know they are also among the best foods to eat since they are full of nutrients and healthy compounds that leave you looking... more

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Health Benefits of Shallots Or Why We Should Use Them More

By: | 1 Comment | On: September 13, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Nutrition

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I like shallots. Maybe because when living in France, I used to make a basic salad dressing with finely chopped shallots thrown into some olive oil, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard. Recently, when we grew some nice organic shallots in our garden, I decided to do a bit of research... more

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10 Facts About Intermittent Fasting: Expel toxins from your body; reduce your stress levels and more.

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 10, 2015 | Category: Blog, Life Style, News

Intermittent Fasting

1) Breakfast: The word breakfast means to break a fast. When we do our regular weekly fast, we have dinner on Sunday, Monday we only have clear liquids (herbal tea or water; sometimes in the evening we may have a cup of clear vegetable broth) and then Tuesday morning we... more

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