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Celebrate Organic Food Month

In 1979, organics were new and unproven in the marketplace.  The Organic Trade Association — which maintains the wonderfully informative, “Organic It’s Worth It” site — first declared September as Organic Harvest Month in 1992 to promote organic food and agriculture through regional and local events. We’ve been celebrating the steady growth of organics ever […]

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Eat Your Spinach!

Health Benefits of Spinach No other vegetable ever gained the fame that spinach did in the 1960s through the cartoon character Popeye. Often in vain, parents encouraged their children to eat their spinach so they would grow up to be big and strong. Low in fat and lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin, zinc, protein, […]

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Breast Cancer and Diet – Part 2

Part 2 (Including a Macrobiotic Recipe for Brown Rice Crispie Treats) In the first part of our article, we concentrated on using diet as a preventative measure or as a healthy compliment to cancer treatment. The macrobiotic diet is one example of which foods to eat (and not eat) to assume a lifestyle that is conducive to achieving optimal health. The […]

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14 Day Cilantro Toxic Metal Cleanse

Cilantro is an excellent cleanser for flushing mercury (and other harmful metals) from the body. High mercury levels put stress on the heart, liver and other important organs. Unfortunately for us, it’s nearly impossible to avoid. Let’s be clear on one very important point. You will not eliminate 100% of all the mercury in your body in only 14 days. […]

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Your Local Farm Market

Summer may be winding down in the majority of the United States, however you still have plenty of time to reap the benefits of delicious and healthy locally grown produce. Purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables in season doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Visiting your local Farmers Market is a wonderful way to get vitamin and nutrient filled […]

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Foods That Calm Your Nervous System

Modern-day living and all the busy-ness and stress that comes along with it can do a real number on your central nervous system, especially if you are not taking proactive steps to counteract the negative effects on your body. Rather than feed energy and nutrients into your body’s productive systems, an overtaxed nervous system typically […]

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Amazing Carrot Juice Recipes

If you’ve never had fresh, squeezed carrot juice, you are in for a sweet surprise. Carrot juice is a perfect base for any vegetable juice recipe due to its sweet, yet mellow taste. Carrots will mask any green taste of vegetables and add sweetness to the overall taste. Similar to apple juice, carrot juice pairs […]

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Is Kale the New Prozac?

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 […]

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Stuffed Vegetables

Ingredients: ½ lb ground chicken, ground turkey or turkey sausage, 2 T olive oil, 2 T garlic, minced, 1 ½ C mushrooms, chopped, 1 bunch of fresh spinach, steamed (or 1 pkg frozen, thawed and drained), 2 T Dijon-style mustard, 2 T fresh basil, chopped, 1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning (don’t use with sausage), 1 ½ C […]

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