The Rise of Organic Gardening

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By Dr. Mercola

'The above video (next page) features John Dromgoole, owner of The Natural Gardener,1 an educational organic gardening center in Austin, Texas. According to Dromgoole, Generation X'ers have become a driving force of his business. He's seen a near 500 percent increase in vegetable, herb, and seed sales, for example, compared to previous years.

This is a very dramatic increase indeed, speaking to the rapid evolution of organic gardening—or perhaps it would be better to call it a rapid U-turn, back toward the age-old food production practices that we know works, and produces optimal benefits not just for you, but also for the environment.

This new wave of consumers, who are increasingly concerned about the quality of their food, are flocking to organic gardening centers to buy their produce and to learn how to grow their own food. Dromgoole's nursery also teaches people how to address problems like pests and weeds without resorting to chemicals.'

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Lemon and Baking soda Miraculous combination

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Lemon and Baking soda Miraculous combination: 10, 000 times stronger than Chemotherapy EFFECT!


'Why did not we know about this?
Because there are organizations which don't have an interest to let us know about the miraculous properties of lemon. Therefore , from now onwards , you can help a friend who needs it, with sharing this article!


Do you know how many people die while this secret is jealously kept in order not be threatened the interests of big corporations?'

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5 Things We Were Always Told Not To Consume, Yet Are Fantastic For Our Health

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'The list of government recommendations on healthy and unhealthy foods over the last several decades have been as reliable as trying to pick the right numbers on a lottery ticket. There are numerous examples of foods we were told not to consume, but are now at the top of grocery lists thanks to a savvy public who are no longer fooled by irresponsible recommendations based on corporate greed.

We have become more informed on the downfalls of short-sighted advice from old-school nutritionists, who really had very little understanding of nutrition at all. Here are the top 5 things we now know are great for our health, but didn't used to based on limited perspectives on food education.' 

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Therapy Dogs Boost Health of the Sick and Lonely

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'Most people are familiar with dogs that assist their blind or otherwise disabled owners. Therapy dogs offer a different kind of help. Some pay informal social visits to people to boost their spirits, while others work in a more structured environment with trained professionals like physical therapists and social workers to help patients reach clinical goals, such as increased mobility or improved memory.'

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Extreme Anticancer Potential of Propolis

 


'Propolis has been used for thousands of years by ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for its multiple medicinal properties and remarkable safety profile, while science only recently started to rediscover its powerful healing potential. 

Propolis is collected by honeybees from buds and exudates of conifer trees and plants and is known to contain a variety of chemical compounds with significant antioxidant potential, such as flavonoids and phenolic acids. 

The composition of propolis in the various compounds depends on the geographic area and therefore the different types of plants from which it is collected from. One of the well-studied compounds of propolis is caffeic acid phenethyl ester, abbreviated as CAPE.'

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Cannabis Synergy: The Entourage Effect Consists of Cannabinoids and Terpenoids




'Dr. Ethan Russo, is a cannabis pioneer. Peter Brady, in an article for Cannabis Culture titled, “Ethan Russo: A Pot Pioneer,” explained him as follows: ”Aside from being an ethnobotanist who has just written a book about the medicinal uses of psychotropic herbs, Russo attended medical school in France and the United States, and now has two decades experience as a pioneering neurologist helping children and adult patients in Missoula, Montana. He specializes in child neurology, migraines and chronic pain.”

He has delivered a great amount of research and validated science to the cannabis discussion; he is our main source of inspiration when it comes to our obsession with terpenes.'

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The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods


 
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'Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented. A place where many of the digestive challenges associated with raw foods (e.g. enzyme inhibitors, anti-nutrients, lectins) are overcome in favor of not just preserving their benefits (e.g. enzyme activity, vitamin content, life energy), but amplifying them.

 Also overcome are the adverse consequences of cooking, e.g. enzyme destruction, vitamin activity degradation, oxidized fats, denatured proteins, etc., while still benefiting from the enhanced digestibility and assimilation that certain cooking applications offer. Fermented food is in many ways the complementary union of cooked and raw, as well as their transcendence – an image, not unlike the Tai Chi, comes to mind.' 

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Colorado Company Makes Cannabis-Based Miracle Drug For Sick Kids

 


‘A trend is beginning among families with sick children: more and more are moving to Colorado to find a cannabis-based treatment that works wonders on seizure disorders. As more and more families find out about the cure, the company that manufactures it is struggling to keep up with the demand.

“We just have so much demand,” Jordan Stanley, one of the brothers who owns the Realm of Caring Foundation, told WBTV. “We need more space to keep growing these plants.”

The Stanley brothers founded the company when they succeeded in making a cannabis compound that was free of THC, the chemical that causes a “high” feeling in the user. The drug, called “Charlotte’s Web,” after the first child it worked on, only contains high amounts of therapeutic cannabidiol, or CBD.’

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Natural Chemical In Plants, Fruits and Vegetables Prevents Alzheimer's Disease


'A little-known but potent flavonoid called fisetin is difficult to obtain in sufficient amounts through diet alone. It's found in fruits and vegetables from strawberries to cucumbers and stops memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer's disease, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered. 

 In experiments on mice that normally develop Alzheimer's symptoms less than a year after birth, a daily dose of the compound fisetin -- -prevented the progressive memory and learning impairments.'

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10 Eating Rules French Children Know (But Most Americans Don't)




'How the French eat, age, dress, raise their children and live in general is a real talking point these days. So, as an American mother of three half-French kids, I figured I'd add my two cents to the conversation.

I lived in France before becoming a parent, but eventually it was my kids who taught me everything I need to know about eating like a French person: Eating, and staying slim and healthy, isn't just about what you eat, but also how, when and why. Yes, French people enjoy junk food occasionally, and sometimes they eat between meals, but people don’t just let loose every day. There's a code of conduct for food, for big people and little ones alike. Here, in 10 quick life lessons, is what my kids taught me about food.' 

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3 Studies That Prove Vaporizers Are Good For Your Lungs

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'When it comes to the healthiest way of consuming marijuana, vaporizers seem to be the top choice for doctors and patients alike.

Smoking marijuana, although not as harmful as cigarettes, can sometimes lead to a condition called chronic bronchitis, causing increased coughing and phlegm production.

While research on vaporizing hasn’t been thorough, a few studies do provide scientific evidence of their benefits.' 

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More people ignoring government propaganda, choosing raw milk over pasteurized

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'There is a raw milk renaissance sweeping America that is marked by swelling disregard for all the government fear-mongering over this all-natural, living "superfood." Writing for The Washington Post (WP), freelance journalist Whitney Pipkin highlights just a few of the many families throughout the Northeast and elsewhere that are embracing raw milk with open arms, despite oppressive restrictions on its sale and endless warnings by health authorities about its alleged dangers.'

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How to Kick Strep Throat Faster and Better Without Antibiotics

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'If you’ve ever wondered why some people get strep throat over and over and over again, sometimes even just days after a strep infection was supposedly eradicated with antibiotics, here’s the likely answer as explained by old time MDs who practiced medicine before the modern love affair with prescription drugs got its start.


Most people are far too quick to run and get a prescription for antibiotics and never give their immune system a chance to build any resistance whatsoever.


Conventional doctors today do a great job of scaring people out of their minds about the possibility of rheumatic fever/heart damage from allowing the body to deal with a strep throat infection unmedicated. However, the truth is, the risk of complications from strep throat is very small for healthy people who have no issues with their immune system.'

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The Organic Illusion

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'Recently I posted “GMOs in USDA Organic Food“ on Farm Wars. It is getting very little notice. Why? Because nobody wants to hear it. It tears apart the illusion of a ‘safe’ haven for non-GMO food. It attacks the bubble we create for ourselves, thinking that we can simply go to the store and pick up a can of ‘USDA Certified Organic’ food and feel safe. 

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It makes us uncomfortable because it demands that we take responsibility for our food choices instead of relegating those choices to a government agency whose sole purpose is to subjugate and control. And we go home with our cans and jars and boxes of government-certified phony ‘organic’ food and feel good about ourselves that we made the right choice and have taken a stand for food safety.'

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Dietetic Association Vying for Monopoly

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'The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is sponsoring legislation in over 40 states, at this very moment, that would adversely affect the future of alternative nutritionists. They want to lump all nutritionists with registered dieticians into one licensing scheme.

At first glance this seems a great opportunity for many nutritionists to become licensed. However in order for the existing nutritionist to get this license, they would have to complete a dietician program (that teaches conventional dietetics) in order to practice nutritional therapy. Nutritionists and registered dieticians have completely different philosophical approaches to nutrition therapy, and they should be recognized as such. There needs to be separate boards for nutritionists and dieticians, and separate examination requirements as well for licensure to accurately reflect these differences.'


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9 Reasons You May Want to Indulge in a Little Dark Chocolate Today

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'Studies show that a little dark chocolate each day can provide a number of important health benefits.

Have you been avoiding chocolate lately because of a desire to eat a healthy diet, or because you’re trying to shed a few pounds?

There’s no doubt some forms of chocolate are high in calories, but if you choose carefully, you can indulge in that sweet taste and enjoy a number of health benefits, as well.' 


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Pharmacy Exposed: The Most Dangerous and Over-Prescribed Medications

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'I like to believe that we are heading towards the different levels of thinking to avoid what I believe is the next great issue of our time - being poisoned by pharmaceutical drugs. So let's begin rethinking some of the pro-pharma practices which are taking us in this direction.

In a previous article I spoke of the 100 year haul of industrialized medicine, and how we need to approach health care from a different perspective. Part of this new approach must be related to shunning the narrow minded symptom management approach of prescription therapy, avoid treating side-effects of medications with more medications, while searching to address the root cause.'


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Information Based Medicine: The Antidote To An Over-Medicated Medical System

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'Every day I encounter people who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. They are often the folks who have fallen victim to the mantra "a pill for every ill", or the belief that vaccinations are a fool proof bet to prevent disease; they have been riding on the medication merry-go-round for far too long and they want off. 

I personally would like to see my colleagues making more recommendations on diet, nutritional supplementation, drug induced nutrient depletions, and mind-body medicine. These are core to the history of pharmacy, not the vaccination indoctrination which seems to be the flavor of the day.'

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Daily Aspirin for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention is Ineffective and Dangerous

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'Some folks seem to get away with playing pharmaceutical roulette while more are damaged in one way or another. A few die. The first half of this article will attempt to explain what's wrong with the aspirin or half aspirin or baby aspirin as a blood thinner, or any prescription blood thinner as well. The second half will provide alternative natural options that are effective without side effects.
 
Thanks to the publicized campaigns to promote aspirin as a simple protection against heart attacks and strokes, there a many who take the false advice to their unhealthy detriment, which they will often not attribute to aspirin as a cause.' 

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Scientific Research and Real Facts about the Cannabinoids in Cannabis

4 Healthy Reasons To Love Garlic (Plus Free Recipe)

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'The stinking rose, as garlic is known, is more than just smelly. Garlic is known as one of the oldest medicinal plants and is widely recognised for its beneficial health properties.' 

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Greek Chili Soup

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'Now I love my chili, and there are varies types of chili, I think I had made them all. Sometime you have to improvise when you don’t have all the ingredients you need and work with the local agricultural foods, this is my version of Greek Chili, a great winter soup.
 

Now the Greeks do not like their food too spicy, so the amount of spices can be modified to one’s personal taste.'


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Cannabinoid Deficiency May Explain A Variety Of Health Conditions

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'As we know, endocannabinoids are naturally produced within the body and play a major role in overall health. Similarly, medical marijuana and phytocannabinoids derived from cannabis have exhibited a number of therapeutic benefits.

Researchers Propose The Idea Of Cannabinoid Deficiency

The list of conditions tied to cannabis is wide-ranging and steadily growing. Whether cannabinoids are providing relief from migraines, fibromyalgia, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the mechanism involved is largely the same; success is often attributed to activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors.

Striking similarities between a wide variety of conditions, each shown to respond well to cannabinoid treatments, brings about an interesting question. Is it possible that a “cannabinoid deficiency” could be the underlying cause of these ailments? A number of researchers believe that just may be the case.'

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Marijuana Compound Found Superior To Drugs For Alzheimer's


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'Could the active ingredient in marijuana, responsible for its characteristic "high," help turn the tide against the accelerating Alzheimer's epidemic?
 

A remarkable study published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology in 2006, found that this long vilified plant contains a compound with not one, but two therapeutic properties ideal for addressing both the surface symptom (memory problems) and root cause (brain plaque) of Alzheimer's disease.
 

This is an ironic finding, considering that the prevailing stereotype is that using marijuana "fries" the brain, leading to debilitating memory issues.'

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Olive Oil Effective Against HER-2 Breast Cancer


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'Olive oil, that golden elixir from the Mediterranean, has long been known to confer many health benefits such as preventing heart disease and colon cancer. It is one reason why people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long, healthy and happy lives.Several recent studies has found that olive oil is highly effective against HER-2 breast cancer, a form of breast cancer for which the medical establishment offers little in the way of tolerable treatment.


Phenols from extra virgin olive oil inhibit HER-2 breast cancer activity.'

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The Easy 3 Day Detox

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You are toxic. And we live in a dirty world. I don’t care if you eat organic, buy local, bathe in all-natural suds, and clean with only water and vinegar. The truth of the matter is that we are constantly bombarded on a daily basis by man-made chemicals, artificial fragrances, and a bunch of other toxins that are not fit for human consumption. While we luckily have organs of detoxification that are meant for removing these harmful substances from our bodies, they can only do so much! They need help and you can give it to them!


'You are toxic. And we live in a dirty world. I don’t care if you eat organic, buy local, bathe in all-natural suds, and clean with only water and vinegar. The truth of the matter is that we are constantly bombarded on a daily basis by man-made chemicals, artificial fragrances, and a bunch of other toxins that are not fit for human consumption. 

While we luckily have organs of detoxification that are meant for removing these harmful substances from our bodies, they can only do so much! They need help and you can give it to them!'

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Chia Seed Energy Bars

Make your own super healthy chia seed energy bars kids love them and nut and dairy free Chia Seed Energy Bars


'I love chia seeds and use them a variety of ways but this is without a doubt my favorite so far! If you haven’t tried chia seeds, you should!

“Not only are they gluten/grain free naturally, but one tablespoon of Chia Seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries.”

Their texture can be a little strange if you aren’t used to them but they seriously give you energy all. day. long. These energy bars are a great snack or treat for kids or a healthy breakfast addition if you need the extra energy. They are also nut, dairy, and grain free so they are safe to send to schools even if there are allergy restrictions.'

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Low Levels of This Mineral Increase Your Risk of Diabetes

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'We’re smack in the middle of flu season, which means most of us have a little zinc on hand to help shorten any potential colds. This key mineral has another talent, however, in addition to keeping the immune system strong. Studies now show that it can fight diabetes.

Researchers have been studying this connection for years—so much so that it’s surprising we haven’t heard more about it. We decided to spread the word today. If you have diabetes or are at risk for it, here’s why you may want to eat more oysters.

Studies Link Zinc and Diabetes

The connection between zinc and diabetes seems to be related to the whole concept of antioxidants. As you probably know, a number of fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which are thought to help tame “free radicals” in the body that increase risk of disease.' 

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Nature's Flu Shot



'There is no value in a flu vaccine because it does not work with the body to facilitate prevention or healing--it works against it. There is also no evidence of any benefit of flu shots due to the vast majority of industry-funded trials which are highly inadequate. Nature has the ultimate flu shot with pure, ultra immune boosting power that a vaccine can never match. This recipe stimulates the immune system to such an extent, that people often report results within as little as three hours.'

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Vaccine Free 2014 with Sallie O. Elkordy, guests Madame Ghis and Dr. Rebecca Carley

Turmeric Spicy Popcorn

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'Popcorn has received a bucketful of bad press in recent years—movie popcorn in particular—but a new study confirms that popcorn has some surprisingly good nutritional qualities.

We’ve known for some time that popcorn is an abundant source of fiber, and that it has some B vitamins and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc and phosphorous. But now we’re learning its major benefits come from popcorn’s antioxidant properties.

A team of researchers from the University of Scranton (Pa.) ran a lab analysis on several types and brands of popcorn and found that popcorn’s crunchy hull is rich in polyphenols—antioxidants that prevent damage to human cells. Polyphenols are also believed to have disease-fighting properties.'

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