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Powerful Healing Properties of 5 Common Household Organic Spices

Powerful Healing Properties of 5 Common Household Organic Spices | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Here are 5 incredible organic spices possessing amazing healing properties to bolster your well-being and protect you from illness and disease.
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Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I'm taking with me when I go.
- Erma Bombeck

We also keep/use powdered ginger and mustard for therapeutic baths!

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http://naturalsociety.com/powerful-healing-properties-of-5-common-household-organic-spices/

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a SUPER SMOOTHIE to kickstart your day!

a SUPER SMOOTHIE to kickstart your day! | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Evolution Alchemy is all about awakening you to your inner superhero. Or in other words, maximizing your potential so that your super powers can manifest. That's why I get so excited about raw and ...
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Want to understand your body? Start by nourishing it ...

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this looks and sounds delicious!
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20 Smart Uses for Leftover Juice Pulp

20 Smart Uses for Leftover Juice Pulp | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
One of the questions I get asked most about juicing is “What can I do with the juice pulp?” Tons of things!
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Great list by Tess Masters aka "The Blender Girl".

Read More:  http://www.vegetariantimes.com/blog/20-smart-uses-for-leftover-juice-pulp/


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13 Small Eco Brands That Are Actually Owned By Giant Corporations

13 Small Eco Brands That Are Actually Owned By Giant Corporations | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Ben & Jerry don't own Ben & Jerry's anymore.
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Another reason to avoid "mammoth multinational overlords" by carefully buying local...


Read More:  http://www.businessinsider.com/13-ethical-mom-and-pop-brands-that-are-actually-owned-by-giant-corporations-2011-10#


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Recipe: How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof…And Your Morning Too

Recipe: How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof…And Your Morning Too | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
When people hear more than half my calories come from healthy fats, one of the most common questions after “Why?” is “How?” I start the day with a cup of Bulletproof coffee.
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Programming Your Body to Burn Fat for Energy

For a healthy fat breakfast we are going to try coffee blended with homemade butter .... 


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Homemade Butter vs. Store Bought: Return of Nourishing Traditions

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Revealed: What 200 calories looks like in different foods – and the results are very surprising

Revealed: What 200 calories looks like in different foods – and the results are very surprising | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
WiseGEEK photographed what we've all wondered: 200 calories worth of broccoli equals how many gummy bears?

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A visual look at a variety of foods...


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280846/Revealed-What-200-calories-looks-like-different-foods--results-surprising.html


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When Harm in the Hospital Follows You Home

When Harm in the Hospital Follows You Home | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
It's estimated that more than a million people per year suffer infections, medical mistakes and other harm in the hospital. But even if patients are lucky enough to physically recover, their lives may never be the same.
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Dr. Gerald Monk, a specialist dealing with patient harm says "Doctors are trained to be perfectionists. They are expected to answer difficult heath care problems and to know how to heal. Sometimes doctors are also pressured to gain legitimacy by exuding a sense of confidence and certainty when they don’t actually know how to make a patient well."

Read More:  http://www.propublica.org/article/when-harm-in-the-hospital-follows-you-home

 

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10 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

10 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard that turmeric is a superfood, but how often do we incorporate it into our diets? This antioxidant wonder-spice is hailed as an anti-inflammatory and praised for its ability...
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We use Turmeric on rice, scrambled eggs and cauliflower but will try the infused olive oil suggestion too!

Read More:  http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6622/10-Easy-Ways-to-Add-Turmeric-to-Your-Diet.html

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Derek Caldwell's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:14 PM

One of the best and most effective antioxidants which can be incorporated into just about every meal without distorting or ruining the taste. It is essential to have Tumeric as it protects against threats such as Cancer, Heart Disease, and Alzheimer's while promoting a healthy figure.

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13 Common Ailments You Can Treat With Peppermint Oil

13 Common Ailments You Can Treat With Peppermint Oil | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Peppermint (Mentha piperita), like lavender, is another incredibly versatile essential oil! Known as one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, scientists have...

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I LOVE peppermint oil known for soothing digestion and relieving headaches as well as ...


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10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Many people have the false belief that organic foods are a luxury that only a select few can afford. This notion is simply not true. While organic foods are more expensive than non-organic foods, t...
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Another good strategy is to join your CSA for local delivery of organic seasonal food.

Read More:  http://prairieecothrifter.com/2012/08/10-nifty-ways-eat-organic-budget.html

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'Resistant' starches heal the colon, prevent cancer

'Resistant' starches heal the colon, prevent cancer | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Resistant starches thicken the linings of the bowels, allowing for more good bacteria to grow and help with digestion. Resistant are certain kinds of carbohydrates that resist digestion in the small intestine and enter into the large intestine, or colon, mostly in the same form they entered your mouth. These starches — found in seed hulls, parts of corn and beans, and in room-temperature rice and pasta — can ferment in the colon to promote the growth of "good" bacteria and have many other beneficial effects.

 

Resistant starch might sound like some kind of miracle cure-all, but independent studies have found this substance, more so than ordinary dietary fiber, can help: kill precancerous polyps in the colon; prevent diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and regulating blood sugar; maintain healthy body weight; reduce inflammation; prevent or treat inflammatory bowel disease; and help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.


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10 Benefits Of Laughter - Top10Zen

10 Benefits Of Laughter - Top10Zen | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that laughter is more beneficial to our lives then we could ever imagine. Aside from being fun, it actually helps reduce stress, relieve pain, and benefits us in many other ways not even modern medicine is able to do.

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Laughter does a body good!


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Healthy Whole Foods | Why You Should Eliminate Processed Foods From Your Diet - Lifespan Fitness Blog

Healthy Whole Foods | Why You Should Eliminate Processed Foods From Your Diet - Lifespan Fitness Blog | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Whilst we’ve grown up in a society that has progressively been exposed to and eaten more processed foods, we’ve fallen out of touch with the true understanding of what a ‘whole’ food is as opposed to a ‘processed’ or ‘refined’ food.
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Clean food, clean water, and clean air: I think that those are the biggest keys to health.
- Mollie Katzen

Read More:  http://blog.lifespanfitness.com.au/eliminate-processed-foods/


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:48 PM

Excellent information. I like that the post explains the difference between eating healthy whole foods and eating processed or refined foods.

 

Great video.

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10 Things To Keep In Your Fridge If You're Trying To Be Vegan

10 Things To Keep In Your Fridge If You're Trying To Be Vegan | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Everyone's been there: You come home from a long day, open the fridge, and find nothing to eat. Usually this leads to ordering takeout, or eating a less than ideal meal. By keeping your fridge
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In our fridge there are always essential sauces:  Chimichiri, Gremolata ( we make it with more garlic and oregano oil), and various pestos. The key is to have "on hand" healthy "go to" items that can help you create easy gourmet snacks and meals!


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Shopping Guide to Avoiding Organic Foods with Carrageenan - Cornucopia Institute

Shopping Guide to Avoiding Organic Foods with Carrageenan - Cornucopia Institute | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Suffer from IBS? Feel bad after eating foods - even organic food with Carrageenan? The additive is tied to serious health problems including diabetes and cancer. Carrageenan has no nutritional value and is widely used as a thickener and emulsifier to improve the texture of dairy products and other processed foods. 


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:57 AM

A complete list of all products with and without Carrageenan. We're learning new things all the time to keep us healthy

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WATCH: How Much Sugar Is Really In Your Food?

WATCH: How Much Sugar Is Really In Your Food? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Sugar in food isn't always obvious. When you're eating savory items, for example, you don't necessarily expect much sweetener in the ingredients.
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Considerably more than you think!

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:21 PM

Really good video showing how food that's healthy can become unhealthy when extras are added such as dressings, yogurts, bananas.

 

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Pharmaceuticals in Water - Are you Unknowingly Drinking Drugs?

Pharmaceuticals in Water - Are you Unknowingly Drinking Drugs? | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Big pharma has been putting pharmaceuticals in water across the nation. That's right, you are unknowingly consuming drugs every single day. (Water is just a delivery agent.... so make sure yours is pure and delivers only minerals and health!

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We use the whole house LifeSource water filter as well as the Life Ionizer.


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Food Fraud: 10 Counterfeit Products We Commonly Consume

Food Fraud: 10 Counterfeit Products We Commonly Consume | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it

Coffee, olive oil and fish are just some of the adulterated and intentionally mislabeled foods regularly passed off as something they’re not.

 


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The best advice - become a conscious consumer.


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Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, April 7, 2013 11:02 AM

This seems to be happening quite frequently in order to cut production and manufacturing costs and the consumer is the one that loses out

Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 7, 2013 1:13 PM

Good catches. Best advice: be discerning when you shop. Read labels carefully. Buy organic. Do research on brands you're not familiar with. Purchase fresh foods as often as possible. You can make your own orange juice.

nancercize's comment, April 8, 2013 11:55 AM
Natural foods + natural exercise = health.
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How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies

How Nature Resets Our Minds and Bodies | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The research behind an understanding that natural environments refocus our attention, lessening stress and hastening healing

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Nature as an extremely effective treatment intervention!

Henry David Thoreau, writing inThe Atlantic in June 1862, said, "I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least -- and it is commonly more than that -- sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements."

Read More:  http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/how-nature-resets-our-minds-and-bodies/274455/


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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, April 4, 2013 5:52 PM

Great article. To me it's just common sense - being out in nature or looking out a hospital window viewing trees has to be less stressful than looking a the side of a building.

Nature is healing and it affects how our bodies respond.

Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:28 AM

It is interesting to learn how nature and the enviromment has an effect on how we recover from illnesses 

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 5, 2013 10:53 AM

Great scoop!  Thanks Kirk!

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8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body

8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
  Many people think of healthy eating as consuming a certain number of calories per day. But the truth is, it's not just about how much you eat but the
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There are readily available healthy alternatives to these 8 foods...

Eden Foods provides a glass alternative to canned tomatoes:  http://www.edenfoods.com/articles/view.php?articles_id=191

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Get Antibiotics out of Organic Apples and Pears - Organic Connections

Get Antibiotics out of Organic Apples and Pears - Organic Connections | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
A little-known use of antibiotics has quietly been allowed in the growing of organic apples and pears. It's time for this to end.

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Another loophole that needs to be addressed...


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Snack Attack: 7 nutrient dense foods to make in less than 10 minutes

Snack Attack: 7 nutrient dense foods to make in less than 10 minutes | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Healthy snacks don't have to be boring. Next time you are hungry between meals, try one of these quick and flavorful nutrient dense foods!
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Enjoy these easy and healthy snacks that are good for your body and your mind!

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EWG and Just Label It Join Forces on GMO labeling - Organic Connections

EWG and Just Label It Join Forces on GMO labeling - Organic Connections | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The Environmental Working Group and Organic Voices, the organization behind the Just Label It campaign, plan to join forces in the fight for GMO labeling and organic awareness.

Via Organic Connections
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“Many food companies are reaching the conclusion that the fight is worse than the label—fighting GMO labeling is damaging consumer confidence.”
~ Scott Faber


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Additional Resources:   EWG and Just Label It

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:17 PM

EWG and Organic Voices working together helps bring awareness to the public. Collaboration is the name of the game.

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Oceana Study Reveals Seafood Fraud Nationwide

Oceana Study Reveals Seafood Fraud Nationwide | Health and Nutrition | Scoop.it
From 2010 to 2012, Oceana conducted one of the largest seafood fraud investigations in the world to date, collecting more than 1,200 seafood samples from 674 retail outlets in 21 states to determ
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You can read the highlights in pdf format: Seafood Fraud  and you can also sign a petition telling your representative to fight dangerouus mislabeling of seafood on their site.

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