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Six ways turmeric heals your overburdened body

Six ways turmeric heals your overburdened body | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
Six ways turmeric heals your overburdened body

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 14, 2013 12:39 PM

I like to stir some turmeric into my hot cereal after it's cooked along with some curry and cinnamon. It's easy on my candida prone stomach somehow.

Michael Wiener's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:14 PM

This is one of nature's natural medicine. We don't use turmeric solely for medicine, but for cooking as well. The aromatic flavor of this wonder spice makes dishes delicious.

Natalie Palmer's comment, August 15, 2013 8:49 AM
Sometimes we add it to our herbal tea mixes.
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Gardening in a drought - Survival Mom

Gardening in a drought - Survival Mom | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ Gardening in a drought isn't impossible. It can be done with ingenuity and using the ideas here.”
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Prepper Sphere's curator insight, April 15, 2015 11:39 AM

You can grow your own food in a drought - here's how.

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Herb Your Enthusiam - Growing Your Own Herbs, Their Flavors and Uses - Nest Full of New

Herb Your Enthusiam - Growing Your Own Herbs, Their Flavors and Uses - Nest Full of New | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ A well-stocked kitchen can transform fresh ingredients into delicious meals that please all the senses. There are no better ingredients to have on hand than herbs.”
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Season to taste: Alan Titchmarsh's tips on growing herbs

Season to taste: Alan Titchmarsh's tips on growing herbs | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
AROMATIC and delicious, herbs enhance food perfectly. They’re easy to grow but look after them differently.
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Brain Health Begins in Your Gut

Brain Health Begins in Your Gut | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
David Perlmutter, a neurologist and author of Grain Brain, explains why you may want to give up gluten.

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Did you know that what you consume, digest, assimilate, and absorb does indeed matter as to your health and well-being?  Today you are learning that there is an important connection between your gut and your brain.

 

These microorganisms that inhabit your gut play a huge role in regulating the process of inflammation according to Dr David Perlmutter, neurologist and author of "Grain Brain". Inflammation leads to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autoimmune diseases, autism, and even depression.

 

You already know that eating massive amounts of sugar and its derivatives and ultra processed non food stuff contributes to chronic disease. Research shows that gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, and rye contains another protein "gliadin" which has been shown to induce "increased permeability of the gut lining". The "increased permeability" increases inflammation in your body when you eat food containing gluten. Most of you may be unaware of this fact.

 

Health Tips:  Consuming a complete real whole plant based food program with healthy fats (think avocado, nuts, some coconut/olive oil), deep greens, cruciferous veggies, other veggies, herbs and spices, sprouts, fermented food, algae, and some fruit is anti-inflammatory .These  nutrient dense foods have been demonstrated in numerous studies to be protective for your body, prevent chronic disease, cancer, promote longevity, and help you look, feel, and be well.

 

Read more about this excellent article "Brain Health Begins in Your Gut, an Interview with David Perlmutter" from www.eomega.org by David Perlmutter.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @http://ww.facebook.com/isdomfromthewell

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Could Present Architecture’s Green Loop Composting Park Concept Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

Could Present Architecture’s Green Loop Composting Park Concept Be the Future of NYC Sanitation? | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“Present Architecture presents its Green Loop concept to tackle NYC’s garbage problem with added parkland.”
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Could be interesting and beneficial for parks in the city
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New York City?
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Composting 101

Composting 101 | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

Composting is another type of recycling only for organic materials.

A little iffy about jumping on the composting wagon? Consult this infographic for the do’s and don’ts of composting. Mother Earth will thank you!

Follow the photo-link to see the entire infographic.


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In a  linkedin discussion Charcoal is  a   good  nitrogen  retainer  in  compost  esp.if it's   from  bamboo

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How to Grow Turmeric | Backyard Gardening Blog

How to Grow Turmeric | Backyard Gardening Blog | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ Days to germination: Started by root cuttings, not seeds Days to harvest: 250 days or more (8 to 10 months) Light requirements: Full sun, or slight...”
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How to Choose the Healthiest Nuts and Seeds - Nutrition Action

How to Choose the Healthiest Nuts and Seeds - Nutrition Action | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
Our tips for making nuts and seeds part of a healthy diet.

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No-Till Lasagna Bed Gardening -- Easy, Peasy

No-Till Lasagna Bed Gardening -- Easy, Peasy | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

In a hurry to get at least a little bit of a garden in at our new place, the obvious option was to build a lasagna bed garden. I’ve done this before and had good luck with it; with lots of relatively flat area (yay!) to choose from, it was super easy to get started. Here’s what we did.


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Vivalist's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:09 AM

1- cardboard layer

2- high nitrogen high moisture layer

3- mulch layer

4- top soil layer

 

additional links at the end of the article

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Nutrient-Dense Foods Are the Key to Good Health - Mother Earth News

Nutrient-Dense Foods Are the Key to Good Health - Mother Earth News | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ Nutrient-Dense Foods Are the Key to Good Health Mother Earth News "The Intelligent Gardener: Growing Nutrient Dense Food" by Steve Solomon is a practical, step-by-step guide to growing produce of the highest nutritional quality.”
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Compost Tea - What It Is, How to Make It, and the Benefits

Compost Tea - What It Is, How to Make It, and the Benefits | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ What is compost tea, how do you make it, and what are its benefits? Learn all about this wonderful fertilizer you can brew from your recycled food scraps!”
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Chad R. Steenhoek's curator insight, February 17, 2015 10:49 AM

Always start with High Quality Compost.

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Organic Gardening: Coffee Grounds + Egg Shells = No Blossom Rot

Organic Gardening: Coffee Grounds + Egg Shells = No Blossom Rot | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ May all your gardens grow,”
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A Guide To Building Raised Gardening Beds

A Guide To Building Raised Gardening Beds | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ Learn how to build raised gardening beds to save your #vegetables!”
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Chad R. Steenhoek's curator insight, April 16, 2015 4:36 PM

It's easier than you might think,  Much easier than in the ground gardening.

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Raised bed vegetable gardens?
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25 HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE GARDEN SEEDS NON-GMO/HYBRID ORGANIC SURVIVAL SEED BANK

25 HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE GARDEN SEEDS NON-GMO/HYBRID ORGANIC SURVIVAL SEED BANK | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ 2013 Harvest seeds for 2014 -SURVIVAL MIX HAND MADE IN THE USA 25 seed packs/50 seed packs All of our seed are from the most recent harvest and are hand packa”
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Moringa Oleifera purifies water ~E.G.PlottPALMTREES.COM ©2014
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A whopping 780 million people around the world can’t take a clean, pure glass of water to their lips to quench their thirst. Purifying water can be expensive and cumbersome in many countries, and without access to clean water or sanitation, disease runs rampant, and many people die unnecessarily from water-borne illness. Fortunately, due to the collaboration of the University of Botswana and researchers from Uppsala University, a natural and inexpensive way to purify water has been uncovered - Moringa oleifera.

Utilizing extracts from the Moringa oleifera tree, scientists were able to remove impurities from water without using aluminum or iron salts (both substances can have damaging effects on the human body, especially aluminum).

“It’s amazing to see that simple interactions between molecules can solve practical problems. Understanding this process can lead to further developments in water purification using naturally occurring and environmentally friendly materials,” says Adrian Rennie, Professor of Neutron Scattering at Uppsala University.


Normally, water is purified with aluminum of iron salts. This is especially so in underdeveloped countries like Africa and Asia. Instead of using these chemical contaminants, water can be purified easily and inexpensively with Moringa. You can watch a video to see the plant seeds in action, here.

 

A study shows how extremely small amounts of protein from the seeds of the tree bind strongly to surfaces, a property that results in the aggregation of pollutant particles, which can then be separated from the water. This discovery grew out of a collaboration with the University of Botswana and scientists at The Scattering Center and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ångström Laboratory.

 

Following are instructions on how to purify water with Moringa oleifera seed pods:

1. Collect only mature Moringa seed pods and remove the seed from its casing.
2. Discard the shell casings (seed coat) and put aside.
3. Determine the number of seed kernels you will need based on the turbidity and volume of water to be purified. In general, 1 seed kernel will treat a liter of water. Water with high turbidity (dirt and microorganisms) needs more seeds.
4. Crush the seed kernels (using a grinder hammer, mortar and pestle, etc.)
This should result in a fine powder that you can sift through mesh or a screen.
5. Mix the seed powder with clean water to form a paste.
6. Mix the paste and about 1 cup of the clean water in a bottle and shake to make a solution.
7. Filter this into water to be cleaned with fine muslin cloth or mesh screen.
(This will also help to remove larger unwanted particles from the water).
8. Stir the water rapidly for about 1 minute then slowly for approximately 10 minutes.
9. Let the water sit undisturbed for 1-2 hours minimum. Longer is fine.
10. Carefully pour clean water from the top – the contaminates will have settled to the bottom.
11. This clean water can then be filtered or sterilized for use in cooking or drinking.
Please note: (Moringa does not remove all water pathogens, just a large percentage)

 

Moringa seed powder can be used as a quick and simple method for cleaning dirty river water. Studies showed that this simple method of filtering not only diminishes water pollution, but also harmful bacteria. The moringa powder joins with the solids in the water and sinks to the bottom. This treatment also removes 90-99% of bacteria contained in water.



Crushed Moringa seeds clarify and purify water to suit domestic use and lower the bacterial concentration in the water making it safe for drinking.

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MORINGA WATER PURIFICATION

By using Moringa seeds people will no longer be depending on expensive means originating from the West. Using Moringa to purify water replaces chemicals such as aluminium sulphate, which are dangerous to people and the environment, and are expensive.


Water from varying sources will need different amounts of Moringa seeds powder because of the impurities present will not be the same. Experiments with a jar will help in working out the correct amount needed.

 

 

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HOW TO PURIFY WATER WITH MORINGA SEEDS

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MORINGA WATER TREATMENT
INTRODUCTION


In addition to food, shelter and clothing, water is one of our basic human needs and lack of potable water is a major cause of death and disease in our world. The purpose of this document is to provide information on household water treatment using seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree.

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The trick to growing herbs in a pot

The trick to growing herbs in a pot | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
Lots of people ask me about herbs and vegies and whether they grow well in pots and tubs? Well the short answer is yes but it doesn’t just happen without some planning and effort.

Some gardeners have to use pots if they don’t have a garden.

Others like pots because they can move them around to change the look or to follow the sun. The good news is that by having pots you can keep the plants’ roots warmer through winter by moving them out of the way of frost.

I let my herbs go to seed only as a last resort because they are tired or not looking their best. However, lots of gardeners have the problem of their herbs bolting to seed too early. This just means that you haven’t harvested them enough.


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Food Revolution: Grow Food At Home

Food Revolution: Grow Food At Home | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“Growing your own food provides security, greater nutrition, saves money, and is lots of fun.”
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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, May 24, 1:28 PM

Did you know that organic sprouts are the biggest bang for your buck? By growing your own sprouts you can feed you and your family all week. Some sprouted foods have 30% more nutrients than mature plants. Anyone can do this, it's easy and fun to watch your food grow.

 

Here's something you might now know. Sprouts are protection fighting plants. They are rich in oxygen, helping to protect against viruses, bacteria, and abnormal cell growth that can't survive in oxygen rich environments. 

 

Health Tips:  Here's an easy economical way to grow your own food so you never run out. Even if you choose to only sprout greens, you're getting the best nutrition on the planet. Sprouting helps increase the bioavailability of the minerals, protein and fiber of the food. And sprouting helps Planet earth.

 

Sprouts are the best for your digestion and contain over 200 more enzymes than raw veggies and fruits. Enzymes help you to ingest more vitamins, minerals, amino acids (protein), and essential fats from the food you consume.

 

Read more about growing sprouts, dangers of GMOs, urban gardens, and more "Food Revolution: Grow Food at Home" from www.naturalblaze.com by Neenah Payne.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Watching This Precision-Perfect Cheese-Cutting Machine Do Its Thing Is Ridiculously Satisfying

Watching This Precision-Perfect Cheese-Cutting Machine Do Its Thing Is Ridiculously Satisfying | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
We'd be perfectly fine with admitting we cut the cheese if we were using this thing.

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Composting With Coffee Grounds – Used Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Composting With Coffee Grounds – Used Coffee Grounds For Gardening | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it

"By Heather Rhoades

Whether you make your cup of coffee daily or you have noticed your local coffee house has started to put out bags of used coffee, you may be wondering about composting with coffee grounds. Are coffee grounds as fertilizer a good idea? And how do coffee grounds used for gardens help or hurt? Keep reading to learn more about coffee grounds and gardening.

Composting Coffee Grounds

Composting with coffee is a great way to make use of something that would otherwise end up taking up space in a landfill. Composting coffee grounds helps to add nitrogen to your compost pile.

Composting coffee grounds is as easy as throwing the used coffee grounds onto your compost pile. Used coffee filters can be composted as well.

If you will be adding used coffee grounds to your compost pile, keep in mind that they are considered green compost material and will need to be balanced with the addition of some brown compost material.

Coffee Grounds as Fertilizer

Used coffee grounds for gardening does not end with compost. Many people choose to place coffee grounds straight onto the soil and use it as a fertilizer. The thing to keep in mind is while coffee grounds add nitrogen to your compost, they will not immediately add nitrogen to your soil.

The benefit of using coffee grounds as a fertilizer is that it adds organic material to the soil, which improves drainage, water retention and aeration in the soil. The used coffee grounds will also help microorganisms beneficial to plant growth thrive as well as attract earthworms.

Many people feel that coffee grounds lower the pH (or raise the acid level) of soil, which is good for acid loving plants. But, this is only true for unwashed coffee grounds. If you rinse your used coffee grounds, they will have a near neutral pH of 6.5 and will not affect the acid levels of the soil.

To use coffee grounds as fertilizer, work the coffee grounds into the soil around your plants.

Other Uses for Used Coffee Grounds in Gardens

Coffee grounds can also be used in your garden for other things. Many gardeners like to use used coffee grounds as a mulch for their plants.

Other used for coffee grounds include using it to keep slugs and snails away from plants. The theory is that the caffeine in the coffee grounds negatively affects these pests and so they avoid soil where the coffee grounds are found.

Some people also claim that coffee grounds on the soil is a cat repellent and will keep cats from using your flower and veggie beds as a litter box.

You can also use coffee grounds as worm food if you do vermicomposting with a worm bin. Worms are very fond of coffee grounds.

Coffee grounds and gardening go together naturally. Whether you are composting with coffee grounds or using used coffee grounds around the yard, you will find that coffee can give your garden as much of a pick me up as it does for you.

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#composting #compost #gardening #garden

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Guide to Organic Composting

Guide to Organic Composting | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
Do you maintain a garden? Organic composting is a great way to recycle household waste like rotten fruits and vegetables. Check out this info-graphic to get a better idea of what organic materials can and cannot be used for composting purposes. http://bit.ly/1uKRM12
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The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt

The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.

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Gayl Creutzberg's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:43 AM

"Ecological farming (or eco-farming, as my farmer friends call it) includes many systems (biodynamic, regenerative, permaculture, full-cycle, etc.) that share core holistic tenets: protecting topsoil with cover crops and minimal plowing, rotating crops, conserving water, limiting the use of chemicals (synthetic or natural), and recycling all animal and vegetable waste back into the land. Much of this research supports what traditional farmers around the world have long known to be true: the more ecologically we farm, the more nutrients we harvest."

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Making our dirt healthier will make our bodies healthier.
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Healing qualities of dirt?
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3 Super Greens You Haven’t Tried Yet, But Should

3 Super Greens You Haven’t Tried Yet, But Should | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
The study ranks the fruits and vegetables by their concentration of 17 key nutrients: potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, folate, zinc, niaci

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 29, 2:38 PM

Did you know there are many different greens in your grocery market that you might want to consider trying as all greens are beneficial for your wellness?  Many of you probably stick with your tried and true faves and while that's good you're still missing out on new taste sensations,  more nutrients, and more cancer/disease protection.

 

Health tips:  Watercress, radicchio, and baby turnip greens are personal faves. Watercress has more calcium than a glass of milk and a peppery flavor similar to arugula. It zips up a bland salad.

 

Radicchio, escarole, and leaf chicory are Mother Nature's beauties. You can use them as green wraps for your plant based spreads/dips or to enliven your salads.

 

Turnip or baby turnip greens plus the turnips can be steamed lightly with other greens/veggies. Add some chickpea miso and apple cider vinegar and you have the makings of a delectible mouthwatering meal.

 

Read more about "3 Super Greens You Haven't Tried Yet, But should" from www.ecowatch.com by Terita Heath-wlaz,  Care2.

 

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Lasagna Gardens, Perfect for Beginners!

Lasagna Gardens, Perfect for Beginners! | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
Do you dislike tilling? Have you heard about lasagna gardening yet? If not, you may want to read up on this popular gardening technique that allows you to do more with less work. It’s also referred to as “sheet composting” or “layer gardening”.  It’s a no-dig, no-till method that provides the gardener with rich and […]

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The Best Vegan Burger Recipe in the World...Probably -

The Best Vegan Burger Recipe in the World...Probably - | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ After many attempts this is what we think is the best vegan burger recipe in the world! Take a look you won't be disappointed.”
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Organic Gardening: Coffee Grounds + Egg Shells = No Blossom Rot

Organic Gardening: Coffee Grounds + Egg Shells = No Blossom Rot | Gardens and Gardening | Scoop.it
“ May all your gardens grow,”
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Make Compost Tea Organically - YouTube

“ Simplest method to be an organic gardener”
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Chad R. Steenhoek's curator insight, March 14, 2015 10:04 AM

This looks like a lot of work.  Maybe somebody should make it for you. :)