Archive November, 2013


Top 10 Health Benefits of Pomegranate

1. Antioxidants – These help to wrangle the hoards of free radicals in your system. Free radicals have an uneven number of electrons and like to balance themselves out by stealing from other molecules and cells in your body. These cells are oftentimes very important ones dealing with your DNA, and when they are destroyed, […]

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What Happens When You Stop Smoking?

We all know how smoking can rob us of our health. Even if you don’t smoke, you can still suffer some of the same effects if you are around second hand smoke. But, what happens if you are a smoker and you quit? How does your body heal? You won’t heal over night, but your […]

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Stick Out Your Tongue

When Chinese medicine practitioners look at your tongue, they observe: shape and size, color, and coating. Tongue diagnosis is an essential tool used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. Your tongue plays a unique role in your body’s construction; it is the only organ of your body that is both interior and exterior. Tongues differ from one […]

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Food and Your Mood

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine has found a connection between high blood levels of certain antioxidants found in plant foods and higher levels of optimism. While the first study of its kind to look at the relationship between antioxidant levels and mood, antioxidants are […]

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Recycle Your Old TV Trays

If you have a set of TV trays, recycle them and turn them into activity trays. Use some chalkboard paint and regular paint to turn an ordinary TV tray into one that you can use to draw pictures and play games on. This would be a nice gift to make for someone who is sick […]

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Breaded, oven-baked Parmesan Zucchini crisps/chips taste like they’re fried, but they are baked and amazingly crispy. These chips are a healthy substitute for French fries or potato chips.         Ingredients Cooking spray (olive oil) 2 medium organic Zucchini (about 1 pound total) 1 tablespoon extra virgin Olive Oil 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan […]

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Saving the Seeds – Harvesting

Yesterday we posted an article by Littlehouseliving.com on how to save different categories of seed. They were Heirloom, Organic and Hybrid. Today we are posting from the same site the most commonly planted foods and herbs, with directions on how to save their seeds for next year. Tomatoes Tomato Seeds need to be fermented before storing just […]

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Saving the Seeds

  If you planted heirloom seeds this year in your garden and think you are done harvesting now, you are in for a BIG surprise! Save the seeds! Maybe you had a favorite tomato plant and you can’t live without them next summer. Save the seeds!  In fact all seeds can be saved . . . IF you know […]

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The Top 4 Foods to Avoid

You’ve probably heard it before and here it is again, “Americans are overfed and undernourished.”  That means that, as a nation, we are eating plenty of calories but they are doing nothing to nourish our bodies and give us what we need. We are ‘starving’ as a nation and it’s no wonder that we have high […]

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