Green Mung Bean Health Benefits

The green mung bean is originally from India and may also be known as the green gram, golden gram and chop suey bean. Green mung bean sprouts are often used in salads and stir-frys. Ayurvedic Yogi recommends a mono diet of green mung soup for several days or more as a deep detox for your body. Traditional Chinese Medicine […]

Milk Thistle Liver Detoxification

Humans and animals alike can benefit from using a milk thistle liver detoxification and healing regimen. Milk thistle is a flowering annual or biennial member of the daisy family. The name “milk thistle” came about because of the white veins in  leaves of this thistle, a trait that makes it stand out from other similar-looking […]

Make it Fresh! How to Make Dandelion Tea and Cook Dandelion Greens

The benefits of dandelion greens are amazing!  Dandelion leaf tea is an excellent tonic and detox for the entire body.  It helps to cleanse and detoxify the bladder, kidneys, liver and blood.  It is an excellent, healthy diuretic because it is a natural source of potassium and replenishes any potassium lost through its diuretic action. When […]

Violet Leaf Sweet Bread ~ A Recipe from

Violet leaves are very tasty and quite good for you!  This recipe uses the leaves of the violet plant, and creates a bread similar to zucchini bread.  Note:  Only use leaves from the wild common violet plant that grows outdoors.  The houseplant, African Violet is poisonous.  If your are unsure how to identify the common violet, […]

MSG: Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets?

A widespread and silent killer that’s worse for your health than alcohol, nicotine and many drugs is likely lurking in your kitchen cabinets right now. [1] “It” is monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavor enhancer that’s known widely as an addition to Chinese food, but that’s actually added to thousands of the foods you and your […]

Children Need Vitamin D

  by Nature’s Sunshine Products Vitamin D has long been known to support bone health. But new studies reveal that this vitamin plays many important roles beyond bone health. Recent scientific evidence suggests that vitamin D plays a vital role in maintaining innate immunity, protecting cardiovascular health, and protecting cells, among numerous other health benefits. […]

What’s Your Gut Feeling? The Scoop on Digestion

Symptoms and Factors that Contribute to Poor Digestion In today’s fast paced world automatic processes like digestion are often overlooked, if not forgotten.  But think about it…if a body could not digest, how would it survive?  Now think a little more.  If digestion is limited, does it not make sense that quality of life might […]

How To Wean Yourself Off Processed Foods in 7 Steps

by Dr. Mercola Real Food Has Curves, a new book written by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, offers a 7-step plan for weaning yourself off processed foods: Seek true satisfaction. Enjoy genuine flavors, rather than fat, sugar, and salt added to mask the metallic taste of chemical additives. Read labels wisely. You can find food […]

Blueberries Good for Muscle Damage Caused by Exercise

by Lee Swanson Researchers in New Zealand have discovered that antioxidant-rich extracts of blueberries may counter the detrimental effect of excessive exercise. Damage to muscle cells exposed to oxidative stress was significantly reduced when also exposed to doses of blueberry fruit extracts, according to findings published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. “In our study […]

How to Easily Cut Your Calories: Eat Slowly

by Dr. Mercola For ages, mothers have admonished children to slow down and chew their food. It turns out they’re onto something. Researchers have found evidence that when people wolf their food, they end up consuming more calories than they would at a slower pace. One reason is the effect of quicker ingestion on hormones. […]

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