Sunday, August 21, 2011

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rice water mask

Want beautiful, healthy skin? Try using rice water....
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Friday, June 17, 2011

I wanted to share a new blog Ive just started reading called "The Pistachio Project: One mom´s journey of living green and crunchy:"  

Id like to encourage everyone to take a few minutes and click on the link below
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

7 Foods That Boost Every Type of Bad Mood

Learn what to eat when you’re feeling stressed, cranky, sad and more

By Sarah Jio Posted August 24, 2010 from

While that tub of ice cream in the back of the freezer may be what you crave when you’re feeling blue, there is a long list of other (healthier!) foods that can cure a grouchy morning or a stressed-out afternoon. We talked to the experts to get the scoop on what to eat to make you feel better no matter what your mood.
Stressed: Eat Chocolate
The scenario: It’s Friday at 6:30 p.m. You’re hungry, tired and late for your dinner date. You were supposed to be out of work an hour ago, but your boss has asked you for a favor…again. The stress is building, so what can calm you down fast? Now’s the time to pull out the chocolate bar hiding in the back of your desk drawer. Experts say that chocolate—particularly dark chocolate—may help reduce the stress hormones that are swarming in your body. In fact, a recent study by researchers in Switzerland, published in the Journal of Proteome Research, found that eating just a smidge of dark chocolate (about 1.4 ounces) has the power to lower the stress hormones cortisol and catecholamines in the body, reducing your anxiety and giving you a better chance to get the job done—and make your date.

Sluggish: Eat a Spinach Salad
Can’t concentrate? Trouble keeping your eyes open? Skip the coffee and have a spinach salad instead, says Joanna Dolgoff, MD, author of Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right. “Folic acid, or folate, helps your body to process and lower homocysteine levels,” says Dr. Dolgoff. “High levels of homocysteine are associated with damage to blood vessels, in addition to interfering with the flow of blood and nutrients to the brain. Impaired blood flow may leave you feeling sluggish or slow to process or recall information.” The best way to get a boost? Eat folate-rich foods like spinach and other leafy green vegetables as well as potatoes, fortified breads and cereals, beans, peas and mushrooms.

Cranky: Eat an Apple with Peanut Butter
Did you snap at your kids…and the telemarketer on the phone? Crankiness can be a sign that your body needs fuel. Just be sure to refuel the right way: with foods that don’t leave you with a blood sugar crash an hour later, setting the crankiness cycle in motion all over again. To blast irritability, “eat combination foods at each meal and snack,” says Dr. Dolgoff. “Combination foods contain a carbohydrate in combination with either some protein or some fat. Carbohydrates are a great source of energy that quickly burns out. Adding some fat or protein will slow the digestion process, causing your sugar and energy levels to remain stable for a longer amount of time. A great example of a combination snack is an apple with peanut butter. The apple is your healthy complex carbohydrate and the peanut butter is a healthy fat. Combining these powerhouse foods tastes delicious and gives you energy that lasts for hours!”

Anxious: Eat a Salmon Burger
Worrying about your finances, your marriage, your kids? If anxiety and worries are consuming your day, consider heading out to lunch with a friend. The conversation will do you good, and so will the meal—if you order salmon, which is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that may help tame your anxiety. "Regular consumption of omega-3s has extensive research support for both the prevention and treatment of clinical depression. And there's growing evidence that omega-3s also help reduce anger and irritability,” says Stephen Ilardi, PhD, author of The Depression Cure. While there are plant-based sources of omega-3s, Dr. Ilardi says it’s best to stick with fish: “The specific form of omega-3 that most strongly boosts mood is found most abundantly in coldwater fish such as salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel,” he says.

Angry: Sip Green Tea
Maybe your neighbor’s dog barked all night long and kept you up or your coworker took credit for a project you worked on over the weekend. Whatever the reason for the grrrrrrs, if you need to calm down fast, consider sipping a cup of green tea, says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, a researcher, nutrition expert and author of Beat Sugar Addiction NOW! Here’s why: “Green tea contains theanine, which calms you and helps you maintain clear concentration and focus,” he says. Green tea’s modest amount of caffeine won’t send you into an angry rage, either; it’s gentler on your body than coffee.

Sad: Eat Whole-Grain Cereal with Lowfat Milk
Need a happiness boost? While the source of your sadness could be work- or relationship-related, it also may have something to do with a deficiency of vitamin D in your diet. “This nutrient has many different roles in the body, one of which is to help in the production of serotonin,” says Dr. Dolgoff, explaining that serotonin is a neurotransmitter known as the “feel-good hormone” that can help you feel calm, relaxed and happy. If you’re low on vitamin D, you may be affecting your body’s ability to stabilize your mood and reduce feelings of depression. To boost your intake of vitamin D, turn to lowfat fortified milk, fortified cereals or mushrooms. “Depending on your diet, you may also need to take a calcium and vitamin D supplement,” adds Dr. Dolgoff.

PMS: Eat an Egg-Salad Sandwich
If your go-to PMS meal usually comes in the form of comfort food (mac ’n’ cheese, potato chips, ice cream) consider making an egg-salad sandwich instead. In the days before your period, it’s normal for women to begin craving carbohydrates, says Stella Metsovas, BS, CN, a nutritionist in private practice in Laguna Beach, California. And for good reason: Carbs help your body boost its serotonin levels, in turn helping you improve your mood. But avoid high-sugar, high-fat carbohydrates, like doughnuts or chips, which can leave you feeling sluggish—or worse, grumpy—after your blood sugar spikes, then drops. Opt for whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread, and for extra PMS-zapping strength, pair them with tryptophan-rich protein such as eggs, sunflower seeds or turkey, which may enhance the release of serotonin, adds Metsovas. An egg-salad sandwich on whole-grain bread offers the perfect carbohydrate-tryptophan combination. Try our favorite tip: Cut the mayo and mix your diced hard-cooked eggs with a teaspoon of fat-free or lowfat plain Greek yogurt and half a teaspoon of whole-grain Dijon mustard.

All photos by Shutterstock.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sugar free better?

I love juice.. I could easily drink juice all day. My favorites include apple and cranberry. I refuse to buy store bought juice and instead drink freshly squeezed juice when I can. My husband on the other hand drinks juice by the gallon.  Pointing at the label he shows me where it says "without sugar". True, the label does say "without sugar" and if you were to ignore the list of ingredients on the back you would assume the juice is good for you. 
Lets look at the drink I bought the other day. Its a orange, mango and carrot juice which at first glance seems healthy. If you look at the list of ingredients on back you will find the following:

Made from juice concentrate. No sugar added, only contains the sugar from the fruit itself. with SWEETENERS. Minimum fruit content 50%. Sweeteners (E-952 and E-954).

Googling the 2 sweeteners you soon find out that these "sweeteners" are 500 times sweeter than sugar.

Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts
An artificial sweetener, around 500 times sweeter than sugar but with a slightly bitter and metallic aftertaste, particularly after heating.

Synthesised from toluene, a colourless inflammable liquid, insoluble in water,
derived from petroleum.

Toluene is probably better known for its part in the preparation of trinitrotoluene - the powerful explosive more commonly known by the acronym TNT.

Toluene is a
well-known carcinogen and Saccharin was banned in the USA in 1977, but reinstated subject to strict labelling stating: "Use of this product may be hazardous to your health. This product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals".

A bill passed in 2000 removed this requirement after it was decided that the Canadian research that indicated that saccharin caused bladder tumors in rats did not apply to humans
under normal patterns of use. (what do they consider normal use?)

Useful for diabetics it can be found in alcohol-free beer, cider, desserts, fruit juice drinks, tinned or bottled fruits, ice cream, jams, jellies, margarine, marmalades, milk drinks, mustard, sauces, soft drinks and sweets, normally with the description 'no added sugar' or 'diet'.


Does anyone else see warning flags from the following statement:

"Use of this product may be hazardous to your health. This product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals".

So, it was banned in 1977 but later allowed so long as the labeling includes the above statement. Which then was later removed because it does not apply to humans under normal patterns of use. What do they consider normal pattern of use? Consuming it once a week? Once a month?

Next time you are at the grocery store and you see "without sugar" "low fat" or "fat free" put the item back on the shelf and continue shopping. Low fat and fat free labels have added sweeteners and are worse for you than the original product that was full of fat. The reason being our body does not recognize these artificial sweeteners and is unable to digest them properly. They then get stored into our tissues.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Curing Eye & Ear infections with breast milk

2 1/2 months ago I had my daughter, safiya. I have been breastfeeding her since day one and recently learned some other benefits and uses of breast milk. For those of you who are breastfeeding or know someone who is, please share this information with them. Next time your baby or even yourself have an eye or ear infection, instead of going to the doctor and getting a prescription for antibiotics, use breast milk. A dropper works best. Just put a few drops into the infected eye or ear a few times a day for 2 to 3 days, or until gone. 

Here are the instructions for treating an ear infection 

To find out other uses of breast milk, check out these lists!

Vitamin D3 is also important for babies since most babies are deficient in this vitamin. Anytime you or your children start to come down with something, increase your intake of vitamin D3 and you should feel better within a few days!  Heres a great site to learn more about vitamin D3 and correct dosages for babies and adults. This site is also a great site to learn more about the dangers of vaccines. 

Ive also just discovered Colloidal silver, which has numerous health benefits and works as an antibiotic. Here´s a great site to learn more about it

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Red 40, yellow 5 and yellow 6: food dyes causing cancer

Walking down the aisles of your local grocery store, everything is stacked on the shelves, processed, pre-packaged and ready to go.  Labels such as "natural" "no sugar added" can be deceiving. If you take a minute and turn the package over and go through the list of ingredients you will find aspartame, sucrose, or other sugar additives which are dangerous to ones health. This can be misleading. A lot of foods and beverages have food dyes in them, and although they make the product look attractive, have you ever wondered what exactly is in the food dyes? Why do we need extra synthetic chemicals added to our foods, why cant they use plant based dyes?
The following article exposes red 40, yellow 6 and yellow 5 (which are found in most foods and beverages) and how they lead to cancer. We need to stop buying these products and say NO to synthetic chemicals!
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

No shampoo, thank you

A few months ago I stumbled across an article about washing ones hair with nothing but water, baking soda and vinegar. Intrigued and tired of all the shampoos loaded with chemicals and not wanting to pay $10 for a bottle of organic shampoo whose list of ingredients made me wonder how organic it really was, I decided to follow my philosophy that if you cant eat it, dont put it on your body. Like any detox, it takes about 4-6 weeks to see results. Once you give up shampoo you will wonder why you didnt do it sooner! Your hair will feel thick, clean and no longer be stripped of its natural oils. For those of you concerned about your hair smelling bad or becoming too oily, all you need to do is add a few drops of your favorite scents (jasmine, mint, etc) to the mixture and your hair will smell great. You will no longer need to wash your hair daily, and will find that going 2 or 3 days without washing your hair leaves no build up.

Here is what you will need to get started
1-2 tbsp of baking soda,1/2 cup water, mix and add to a cup or bottle. After your hair is wet, scrub and massage the baking soda into your scalp. Leave on for a minute or so and then rinse. The baking soda gets rid of any build up. Next, mix apple cider vinegar (few tablespoons) with 1/2 cup of water and rinse your hair with it. For extra shine you can even use a beaten egg to your hair, leave on for a minute or so and rinse out. Coffee also makes your hair shiny, just make sure to thoroughly rinse out. When you are finished and your hair has dried, apply coconut oil, olive oil or avocado to your hair for a conditioner. (you will only need to condition your hair 1 to 2 times a week.)

Ive been shampoo-free for a month now and love the results.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Calling all ice cream lovers: one-ingredient ice cream

For all of you ice cream lovers out there, I know what your thinking, Ice cream with just one ingredient? How is it possible? Im here to show you that not only is it possible but its delicious. A few days ago I stumbled upon a recipe that called for just one ingredient to make ice cream, albeit there is no cream and there is no milk, nonetheless its one take on ice cream. To add more flavor you can mix carob powder or chocolate, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon, etc. I prefer to eat mine with honey and cinnamon. Its a wonderful treat for both children and adults and helps to crave your sweet tooth. You can also substitute the banana for an avacado.

Directions for Banana Ice cream

Take 2-3 bananans and cut into small piece
Place the pieces onto a plate and place in the freeze for 2-4 hours.
Remove the banana from the freezer and place into a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. 

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ever wonder whats in a McDonalds Chicken Nugget?

Before you send your child to McDonalds for some chicken nuggets, read the list of ingredients listed below. You will also find a homemade recipe for chicken nuggets which your children will thank you for! Your child´s health is worth the extra time and preperation that goes into making homemade nuggets opposed to having them eat the junk that in fast food nuggets.

 McDonalds Chicken nuggets

"Chicken, water, salt, modified corn starch, sodium phosphates, chicken broth powder (chicken broth, salt, and natural flavoring (chicken source)), seasoning (vegetable oil, extracts of rosemary, mono, di- and triglycerides, lecithin). Battered and breaded with water, enriched bleached wheat flour (niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, bleached wheat flour, modified corn starch, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, dried whey, corn starch. Batter set in vegetable shortening. Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). TBHQ and citric acid added to help preserve freshness. Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an anti-foaming agent."

"The most frightening of all is the tertiary butylhydroquinone, an antioxidant derived from petroleum that is either sprayed on the nugget or the inside of the box it comes in to help preserve freshness! TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone) is a form of butane (lighter fluid). The FDA allows processors to use it sparingly on food.

Here’s an easy, healthy recipe for homemade chicken nuggets that children will love.

What Makes These Homemade Chicken Nuggets So Healthy?

  • Pastured or free-range, organic chicken
  • Marinated in organic whole milk yogurt
  • Sea salt instead of refined table salt
  • Organic sprouted whole wheat flour instead of bleached white flour
  • Fried in healthy beef tallow, lard or coconut oil
  • Served with nutritious raw honey
  • No petrochemicals, MSG, cancer-causing preservatives, or lighter fluid
You’ll be surprised at how easy this recipe is to make. You can also make a big batch of thse chicken nuggets and freeze them in freezer bags or butcher paper. To reheat, simply put them on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve your homemade chicken nuggets with whatever you like — homemade mac & cheese, mashed potatoes (with cream and butter), or homemade sourdough biscuits. They would also go great on a fresh green salad.
And don’t forget the honey for dipping. Your kids will love it!

Healthy Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dipping Sauce

Cast iron skillet or large stainless steel saucepan
Small finger bowls or ramekins
3 pounds pastured (or free-range organic, if you can’t get pastured) chicken meat, cut into nugget-size pieces
2 cups organic whole milk yogurt or buttermilk (enough to cover the chicken)
1 yellow or white onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, smashed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1-2 pinches cayenne pepper
1 1/2 – 2 cups sprouted flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cups beef tallow, lard or expeller pressed coconut oil — expeller pressed is flavorless so you don’t taste any coconut flavor
Raw honey
1. In a bowl, Pyrex baking dish or plastic freezer bag, marinate the chicken in yogurt or buttermilk with the onion, garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 2 days.
2. Place chicken in a colander and drain off the excess buttermilk or yogurt.
3. Add the sprouted flour, sea salt, ground pepper, and chicken pieces to a large plastic freezer bag, zip to seal, and shake until the chicken is completely coated. You can also dredge the chicken in the flour mixture in a large bowl if you prefer.
4. Set a cast iron skillet or large stainless steel saucepan on medium heat and add the 2 cups of expeller pressed coconut oil.
5. The oil is hot enough when it starts to bubble — but not so hot that it’s smoking. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and fry for 3-5 minutes on each side, until dark golden brown.
6. Using tongs, remove chicken nuggets from the skillet and place on a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet, or on a plate or cookie sheet lined with a paper towel. Add sea salt to taste.
7. Serve with small bowls (I use small ramekins) of raw honey for dipping."

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Syedah Batool Habibah Husaini  

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, 
(probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion.  It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy. 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Menu for Health

A team headed by lung specialist Stephen Rennard at the Nebraska Medical Center found that in a test tube chicken soup suppressed inflammation, which causes many cold symptoms. But chicken soup isn’t the only food that might help heal you from the inside out. Here’s a daily menu based on experts’ recommendations.

  • Orange juice or half a grapefruit. Both are great sources of vitamin C, which could shorten the duration of colds.
  • Whole-grain cereal or bread. Whole grains are rich in vitamins and minerals, including zinc and vitamin E, which can help keep your immune system healthy.
  • Black tea. Real tea leaves (not herbal) have substances that speed the action of cilia, the tiny hairlike cells lining your nasal passages, helping them expel germs.
Mid-morning snack
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

sorry guys

Ive been slacking when it comes to blogging so I will make sure to have some new entries soon, i promise =)
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shocking Processed Food Ingredient Secrets: Eat The Box, NOT The Cereal

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, we shop for the best breakfast cereal at the local health food store because we know that most top selling cereal brands on the supermarket shelves are loaded with sugar. We know how to eat healthier and live longer – we use only low fat milk in our breakfast cereal. Afterward, we feel nourished and ready for our challenging work day. What’s wrong with this picture?
  • We feel nourished only because the breakfast cereal industry told us so!
  • ALL packaged dry breakfast cereals are produced by a process called extrusion
  • The extrusion process destroys most nutrients in the grains, even the added vitamins!
  • The amino acid lysine, a crucial nutrient, is especially denatured by extrusion and rendered very toxic by this process!
  • We’d eaten a healthier breakfast by throwing out the cereal and consuming the box it came in!
Can you believe this? It blew me away when I read about the following lab rat tests…
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ten Reasons Not To Eat Processed Food

1. Processed food is all about time saving, millions of pounds are spent every year on the junk that manufacturers pump out every year. Such is the methods that are used the overall quality, of the finished product mostly tends to be very low nutritional wise.

This is one of the reasons why when you are eating processed food, you tend to feel far more hungry than you would do if you are eating fresh prepared food, the reality of this time difference is marginal.
Fresh food in comparison tastes a lot better, processed food tends to taste very bland 

A lot of food stores that sell
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Oscar Mayer Lunchable: Additives Overload

( We set out to check the labels on some common convenience kids' lunches, and were shocked to find a long list of food additives in a popular choice - the Oscar Meyer Lunchables product line.
To use an example, here are the food additives we identified
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RTNC Ingredient List

RTNC stands for Reaction-Triggering Neurotoxic Chemicals.

There are more than a hundred of different kinds of RTNCs.  But these hazardous ingredients may be listed on food labels under a number of different, innocent-sounding names, like "Natural Flavors," "Spices," or "Seasonings."

One of the most notorious RTNCs is Monosodium Glutamate, or "MSG."  However, MSG is just one of many RTNCs.

So, while you may not see "monosodium glutamate" specifically listed on an ingredient label, these other
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Is Bottled water better?

The realization that bottled water is seldom of higher quality than tap water has caused a major shift in public opinion. "It causes 60 million plastic bottles A DAY to be manufactured, transported and then disposed of in U.S. landfills. It's killing our planet, and for no good reason..."
-Eric Olsen, Natural Resources Defense Council

Consumers typically buy bottled water under the misconception that it is safer, purer or healthier than tap water. Bottled water companies have spent billions to manipulate consumers into believing that bottled water is safer or healthier than tap water. Now the public is talking back and asking some very tough questions:
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

5 Homemade Chemical Free Bug Repellents That Work

Not only can insects be a nuisance in your garden, but they can ruin a perfect picnic or hike. Here are a few totally green, home remedy suggestions to repel insects without using toxic chemicals.

#1 Pepper Spray

This works great for ants and other small pests.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

100 New Uses for Everyday Things

Use Baking Soda to:

1. Exfoliate skin. Wash your face, then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area; rinse clean.
2. Erase crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces. Sprinkle soda on a damp sponge, rub clean, and rinse.
3. Unclog a drain. Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar after it. Let sit for five minutes (covered, if possible). Follow with a gallon of boiling water.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Rules of eating Fruits!

Everyone Loves Fruit! I could easily eat a pound of strawberries, raspberries and apples everyday!  A lot of people eat fresh fruit right after lunch or dinner or with meals. However, not many people realize that eating fruits at the end of lunches or dinners can be quite harmful. Specialists suggest being careful on this point and following some easy rules, which can help us to rip maximum benefits from eating fruit.
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Dangers of Oil of Olay aka Olay

If you use Oil Of Olay products, you’d better get accustomed to a new name because the new name is simply “Olay”. This is because many consumers are realizing that the ‘oil’ in Oil of Olay is mineral oil on skin just isn’t a fine idea. In fact, it’s a terrible idea and mineral oil safety is highly questionable meaning that Oil of Olay & skin aren’t good companions.
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10 Healing Herbs Used in Teas

As a tea lover I am always looking for new herbal teas to try. It can be overwhelming when you make your way to the tea aisle and find yourself looking at shelf after shelf of herbal teas. How do you make your selection? Below you will find a list of popular herbs which are effective in treating common health ailments:
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Monday, December 14, 2009

The truth about Vitamin Water

Vitamin Water gives the illusion of a healthy, hydrating, and rejuvenating miracle elixir. The bottles are beautiful, colorful, and the text on them is snappy and clever. They have empowering flavor names like "endurance," "energy," "essential," and "focus." There is no question that there is some genius marketing at hand.
The cold, hard truth is... Vitamin Water is fortified sugar water. Check the label yourself.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Bailey Banks case: US vaccine court admits vaccines cause autism; $1 million award

Now here’s a story most of us probably missed:
In a Feb 2009 award, a US vaccine court judge ruled that a child was permanently injured by MMR vaccine and was awarded lifetime damages totaling over $1 million.
The story was carried by very few news media, largely because
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Benefits of Ginger Root

For motion sickness, upset stomachs, colds or headaches, steep about a teaspoon of chopped fresh ginger in a cup of boiling water to make a tea.

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Natural Shampoo Recipes

If you have ever watched a shampoo commercial (think Pantene Pro V or Herbal Essence) you will notice that all of the models have beautiful, thick,and glossy hair. All you have to do is use the shampoo they are advertising and you too will have beautiful hair like the models, right? What they don't tell you is that the models never use the shampoo they are advertising, why would they. Most if not all of the shampoos advertised have harsh chemicals that make your hair fall out and dry out your hair. Years ago I made the switch from Brand Shampoos to Organic, natural shampoos (chemical free). My favorite shampoo and conditioner products are by Aubreys-organics.
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7 foods experts won´t eat!

1. Canned Tomatoes

The expert: Fredrick vom Saal, PhD, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A The problem: The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Good Bye processed bread, Hello Sprouted bread!

As a bread lover I have had a hard time giving up bread so I sought an alternative. I had a hard time finding bread that didn't contain fructose corn syrup or wasn't processed. I was seeking a bread that not only is healthy and nutritious, but tasty. All bread should have less than 5 ingredients. Most bread sold today has a long list of ingredients that have been added, most chemical.

Last year I came across Ezekiel Bread at my local Whole Foods Market. It's an
organic-sprouted-whole-grain-bread that is not only a complete protein but also weighs in very low on the Glycemic Index. These are the kind of carbs we want to be eating, whole unprocessed whole grain products. All you have to do is take a close look at this bread to see all the whole grains that it consists of. Bread made without flour? Out of sprouted grains, legumes and seeds? This couldn’t possibly taste good, could it? Unlike many breads on the market today you will NOT see ingredients like enriched wheat flour, high fructose corn syrup, or preservatives listed in the ingredients.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

The secret behind the PLU digits on your fruit and vegetables

Ever wonder why fruit and vegetables often have stickers on them listing a 4 or 5 digit number? These stickers identify the fruit and vegetables you are about to eat as organic, conventional or genetically modified. Next time you pick up a piece of fruit and vegetable, take notice of what the number starts with and how many digits are on the sticker. Most stores do not advertise that they are selling genetically modified produce, therefore it is up to you to pay attention to the labels!
Here's how it works:

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RAW JUICE THERAPY Common Disease Therapy

Acidity : Grapes, orange, mosambi, carrot and spinach.

Acne : Grapes, pear, plum, tomato, cucumber, carrot, potato and spinach.

Allergies : Apricot, grapes, carrot, beet and spinach.

Arteriosclerosis : Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, celery, carrot, lettuce, and spinach.

Anemia : Apricot, prune, strawberry, red grape, beet, celery, carrot and spinach.

Arthritis : Sour cherry, pineapple, sour apple, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, beet, carrot, lettuce and spinach.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Raw Milk vs. Pasteruized Milk

Raw milk straight from the cow or goat is full of the benefits of wonderfully healthy bacteria, vitamins, and enzymes that you simply will not get from store-bought milk. Milk you find on your supermarket shelf is flawed for many reasons.

One reason is the big commercial dairies do not feed their cows grass and hay which is what they are supposed to eat, but rather their cows exist in small feedlots being fed large amounts of grain which is actually not something a cow was meant to eat.
As a result, these cows must be fed antibiotics which in turn are going into your milk. Bleach is also often added to make sure your carton of milk is as white as can be. Scary, isn’t it?
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How to Treat Fungal Nail Infections Naturally

Let’s face it, nail fungus probably isn’t one of the nicest health topics to talk about but it is certainly one which affects a lot of people. The condition is caused by micro-organisms called Dermatophytes. It lives on the nail bed and eats the keratin which is the protein in your nail. Normally it will start at the end of the nail and work its way down to the base if left untreated. The end result is a nail which is thick and deformed and in some cases can affect the surrounding skin. Typically the big toe is affect first, spreading to the other toes later.
What Causes Fungal Nail Infection?
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Has The Cause of Crib Death (SIDS) Been Found?

Toxic Gases in Baby Crib Mattresses
By Jane Sheppard

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). These four words can incite a considerable amount of terror in a parent of an infant. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death or cot death, is the number one cause of death for infants from one month to one year of age. 90% of all SIDS deaths are in babies under six months old. Ongoing SIDS research occasionally leads to discoveries of risk factors associated with these deaths, but after over 50 years, researchers say they still do not know how or why it happens. The prevailing official viewpoint on SIDS is that the cause is unknown (SIDS Alliance 2001).
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