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We are inundated with unhealthy processed foods, fast foods, and soft drinks. Let's turn this deplorable state of affairs around together, for a healthy you!
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Why low carb diets don’t work | BodyMatters Australasia

Why low carb diets don’t work | BodyMatters Australasia | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
by therapist Kellie Hodder Carbohydrates have a bad reputation in the dieting world as an enemy of weight loss. Clients often report restricting and avoiding

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Low carbohydrate diets, like all other fad diets, are designed to fail. 

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What's The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us? - NPR (blog)

What's The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us? - NPR (blog) | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
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Food labels have become battlegrounds.

Via Bill Palladino - MLUI
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This is from Michael Jacobson, the  executive director of the watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest:

 

"Twenty years ago, we led the effort to get nutrition facts labels on foods," Jacobson says. "Now they're there. Everybody loves them. But they haven't had much impact on the American diet."

 

That’s putting it mildly, by looking at obesity statistics….

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:54 PM

Last week the state of Washington voted down GMO labeling.  This week (today), the feds take final comments on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). So what's in a label?

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The Health Benefits of Avocados

The Health Benefits of Avocados | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
The oils present in avocado include linoleic acid and oleic acid, which can help lower cholesterol levels.

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How Safe is the Medicine Doctors Prescribe Most? - NaturalNews.tv

How Safe is the Medicine Doctors Prescribe Most? - NaturalNews.tv | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

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We need more studies like this on all all painkillers and other medicine used routinely.

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How the Dalai Lama Can Help You Live to 120 - Dr. Mark Hyman

How the Dalai Lama Can Help You Live to 120 - Dr. Mark Hyman | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
THE MIND HAS GREAT influence over the body, and maladies often have their origin there. — Moliere What were Dean Ornish, Mehmet Oz, Dan Brown, the Dalai Lama, and I all doing in Woodstock, New York?

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Actually the idea here is how tyou can live a long and HEALTHY life.

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Brendan Wilde's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:00 PM

Scientists have shown how #meditation makes the brain bigger and better. They mapped the brain function of Tibetan lamas trained in concentration and mental control and found higher levels of gamma brain waves and thicker brain cortexes (the areas associated with higher brain function) in meditators.

Read about how meditation can also help boost #immunity as well as reduce #inflammation. 

The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:18 AM


You simply have to learn how to work with your body, rather than against it.  Then you can have a healthy, thriving life — and live out your full lifespan, which can be as high as 120+ years!

Mark Hyman, MD


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:17 PM

A lot of the ways to lengthen your life involve reducing stress in your life.

 

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How Climate-smart Agriculture Is Improving the Lives of Millions Around the World - Huffington Post

How Climate-smart Agriculture Is Improving the Lives of Millions Around the World - Huffington Post | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
After four years of fruitless discussions on agriculture, we need global policies that recognize the critical role of agriculture for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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We don't need global policies. We need bureaucracy-free local solutions.

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:28 PM

A quick search online shows that many agencies and projects have are testing or promoting climate-smart agriculture, but few have shown widespread uptake. But a new booklet, Climate-smart agriculture -- Success stories from farming communities around the world, shows that climate-smart agriculture can and does make a difference to millions of people's lives.

 

The booklet showcases 16 examples of successful climate-smart agriculture from both developed and developing countries. These initiatives are having a widespread impact on food security, adaptation to climate change and climate change mitigation, and are being implemented over vast areas and improving the lives of millions of people

Rajeev Ranjan's curator insight, August 13, 7:01 AM

Mobile to play a role

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Unilever Pledges 100% Traceable Palm Oil by End of 2014 | Sustainable Brands

Unilever Pledges 100% Traceable Palm Oil by End of 2014 | Sustainable Brands | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

13 November 2013, Sustainable Brands, Mike Hower -- "In a major move towards sustainability for one of the world’s largest purchasers of palm oil, Unilever on Tuesday announced that all of the palm oil it buys globally will be traceable to known sources by the end of 2014.


The company says it purchases roughly 1.5 million tons of palm oil and its derivatives annually, which represents about 3 percent of the world’s total production, for use in products such as margarine, ice cream, soap and shampoo.

 

Unilever says its progress has been made possible by the commitment and efforts of a number of its strategic suppliers. The company pledges to continue to engage with its suppliers, NGOs, governments, end users and other industry stakeholders to develop collaborative solutions to halt deforestation, protect peat land, and to drive positive economic and social impact for people and local communities. ..."


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“Market transformation can only happen if everyone involved takes responsibility and is held accountable for driving a sustainability agenda,” said Marc Engel, Unilever’s Chief Procurement Officer.  AMEN!

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Cranberry Nettles Tea

Cranberry Nettles Tea | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

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Prince Charles: Organic Innovator, Biscuit Maker - capradio.org

Prince Charles: Organic Innovator, Biscuit Maker - capradio.org | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Two decades ago, the heir to the throne of England foresaw the potential and value in organic agriculture. The first product Duchy Originals launched was the Oaten Biscuit, and it's still a top seller today.

 

 

Prince Charles: Organic Innovator, Biscuit MakerMore Sharing ServicesShare|Share on twitterShare on emailShare on print|By April Fulton

April Fulton / for NPRTwo decades ago, the heir to the throne of England foresaw the potential and value in organic agriculture. The first product Duchy Originals launched was the Oaten Biscuit, and it's still a top seller today.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Who knew Prince Charles started one of the first organic and locally-sourced food companies in the world over 21 years ago?

Not us, until we got a pitch from his public relations outfit, inviting us to "entertain like the Royals" this holiday season with "Duchy Originals from Waitrose."

It turns out the company quietly markets a variety of finely-textured, subtle tasting cookies (biscuits, if you're a Brit) at specialty stores and online. The organic biscuits have only been available in the U.S. since 2012; they're part of a line of fancy jams, cheese, eggs, meats and vegetables sold exclusively at the high-end Waitrose grocery stores in the U.K.

Two decades ago, the heir to the throne of England foresaw the potential and value in organic agriculture. Prince Charles' estate farm, called the Duchy Home Farm, went organic in 1986, at a time "when most shoppers cared only about the low price tag on suspiciously blemish-free vegetables and unnaturally large chickens piled high in supermarkets," as Time magazine describes it. The farm supplied barley, beets, carrots, milk, mustard, oats, parsnips and wheat to Duchy Originals, the company the price started in 1992.

But going green in the go-go 80s and 90s wasn't easy, even for a future king with major assets. "Just the process of developing a supply chain for organic sausages and bacon was a major challenge," said the prince at a recent 21st anniversary event for the company.

Back in 1992, there were few guidelines for growing large quantities of food without synthetic pesticides. "We had to start from scratch – literally. And we had to do it by persuading a few courageous producers that it was worth their while to go through the risky and exhaustive process of converting their entire operation to an organic regime," Prince Charles told the audience at the event.

The first product Duchy Originals launched was the Oaten Biscuit, and it's still a top seller today. (The cookie is much more refined than it sounds, and it hit the spot with tea and cheese when we tried it.)

"Who would have thought that 21 years later, Oaten Biscuit would have turned into a brand worth [$115.2 million], sold in over 30 countries with 230 different lines, and most encouragingly, would have donated over [$17.6 million ] to charitable causes?" said the prince at the anniversary gathering.

Much of the money raised this year will go to a future farming project run by the Soil Association, the prince said in his speech.

Of course, the Prince of Wales and his dreams of earth-friendly, elegant food have not been without their challenges. Duchy Originals was by all accounts struggling in mid-2000s as consumers turned away from buying its luxury products during the economic downturn. It teamed up with Waitrose in 2009 and came bouncing back.

This summer, Prince Charles was forced to close "the nation's poshest greengrocer," the Veg Shed, where he sold organic fruits and vegetables from his estate's farm, citing lack of profits, according to Today.

And just this week, a parliamentary committee suggested the tax status of the prince's Duchy of Cornwall estate "may give it an unfair advantage over its competitors." A Duchy of Cornwall spokeswoman denies the estate has a tax advantage.

 


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I'd think too that  the tax status of the prince's Duchy of Cornwall estate "may give it an unfair advantage over its competitors." 

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Best Tricks to Cure Hangover Fast! | eCellulitis

Best Tricks to Cure Hangover Fast! | eCellulitis | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Can we really cure a hangover? No, not really. We need to wait for our body to flash out all the alcohol toxins we consumed. However, while we wait, we can ease the symptoms and speed up the neutralization of the toxins with certain food and drinks.

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Rickets, Caused by Vitamin D Deficiency, Makes a Comeback - The Weather Channel

Rickets, Caused by Vitamin D Deficiency, Makes a Comeback - The Weather Channel | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
PR Web (press release) Rickets, Caused by Vitamin D Deficiency, Makes a Comeback The Weather Channel LONDON (AP) — Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a...

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Yet another instance of an easily preventable condition, if people actually cared about leading a healthy lifestyle....

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Mental health news: Omega 3 fat, alpha lipoic acid help Alzheimer's disease - Food Consumer

Mental health news: Omega 3 fat, alpha lipoic acid help Alzheimer's disease - Food Consumer | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Mental health news: Omega 3 fat, alpha lipoic acid help Alzheimer's disease Food Consumer Monday Nov 11, 2013 (foodconsumer.org) -- A randomized placebo-controlled pilot trial scheduled to appear in the Jan 2014 issue of Journal of Alzheimer's...

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Freshly ground flaxseed is an excellent, low cost source of these fats.

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What Kids Hear About Fat BingeBehavior.com

What Kids Hear About Fat BingeBehavior.com | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
I’ve been hearing a lot of cranky comments lately about “…it’s for their own good” and “…they need to suck it up and get a thicker skin” as it relates to the ‘right’ to comment on the size or shape of a stranger’s body.  While I have very strong...

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According to the author, "Today, the younger generation no longer thinks of fat as simply a descriptor for shape or a biological substance, they equate it to lazy, bad, evil, uneducated, unacceptable and unlovable." 


Another "feel good" article and "solution."  In my experience, if the parents or caretakers are trim and fit so are their children

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Subway Ticket Machine in Moscow Accepts 30 Squats

Subway Ticket Machine in Moscow Accepts 30 Squats | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

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What an innovative idea! Wonder how it works during rush hours, though.

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Body-Buildin.com's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:30 PM

A great initiative in Russia! We should definitely have this in more countries!

John McHale's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:40 AM

Brilliant - needs rolling over here.

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Food Can Help Bond The Family – Suzanne Osmond

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Food Can Help Bond The Family – Suzanne Osmond
Here is an interview by Chef Brad with Suzanne Osmond.

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My take is that food - especially healthy food cooked at home - does bond the family and friendships too.

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Fitness Tips for Women 35 Years and Older

Fitness Tips for Women 35 Years and Older | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
As you age, you may be seeking more and more fitness tips for women. With effort and awareness, it is possible to remain physically fit at any age.

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Depression 'speeds ageing process'

Depression 'speeds ageing process' | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Depression can make us physically older by speeding up the ageing process in our cells, research suggests.

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Makes sense....

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A Cure for the Allergy Epidemic?

A Cure for the Allergy Epidemic? | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
When we left farming life, we lost the microbes that kept our immune systems in check.

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Must have worked for me - I spent pre-teen my summers in the countryside and haven't had any allergy since then.

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Amy Rouse's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:41 PM

Perhaps this is the beginning of the end of the government's war on raw milk!

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#66 “The Calorie Myth” with Jonathan Bailor – Podcast

#66 “The Calorie Myth” with Jonathan Bailor – Podcast | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Millions of enquiring minds want to know: Calories, do they count or not? What if everything you were taught about eating, exercise, weight loss, and health could be proven wrong?
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Eat healthy and exercise smartly = no need to count calories. 

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Fluoride ~ The Hard to Swallow Truth - Documentary

Please give a 'Thumbs up'! Learning to 'Live Free' comes from experience and personal growth ... Lets break our conditioning! http://www.livefreerevolution.c...

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How A Cup Of Tea Makes You Happier, Healthier, And More Productive

How A Cup Of Tea Makes You Happier, Healthier, And More Productive | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

"We've steeped ourselves in the research and the tea leaves read quite auspiciously: tea makes you more alert more relaxed and less likely to die tomorrow. These are all good things."

 

Humans have been steeping leaves in hot water for 500,000 years. Us Americans drank 79 billion servings of tea last year, amounting to 3.6 billions gallons in total.

 

So clearly, we're quite invested in the hot stuff--as is the freshly tea-pushing Starbucks--but what does it invest in us? New research into the relationship between nutrition and the brain is helping us to understand why tea time is such an essential part of the day--for the components of tea help us be more alert, more relaxed, and healthier over the long term.


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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:32 AM

I like a hot cup of green tea.

Ekaterina's curator insight, November 12, 2013 7:07 PM

Tea craze has definitely passed a long time ago but is it time this cycle is repeated? :-)

The BioSync Team's curator insight, December 24, 2013 9:36 AM


The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.
—Arthur Gray


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5 Foods That Still Have Trans Fats, But Not for Long

5 Foods That Still Have Trans Fats, But Not for Long | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Trans fats, declared unsafe by FDA, will soon be gone from the market. Here's a list of five foods that still have them.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that they will declare trans fats unsafe for use in food products. This move comes seven years after New York City banned trans fats from restaurants.

 

Despite a broad acceptance of the dangers posed by trans fats, here’s a list of five common foods that still use them. Read labels for these foods carefully if you want to avoid trans fats. 

 

- See more at: http://conscienhealth.org/2013/11/do-some-of-your-favorite-foods-contain-trans-fats-abc-news/#sthash.O4mcPEGA.dpuf


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Natural Immunity: 8+ Natural Antibiotics to Replace the Drugs ("natural is better; time to switch")

Natural Immunity: 8+ Natural Antibiotics to Replace the Drugs ("natural is better; time to switch") | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
Worried about getting sick? Instead of turning to antibiotics, here are 8+ foods which harness natural antibiotic properties to boost your immune system.

The overuse of antibiotics has become a modern-day epidemic. These drugs have depleted our natural immunity by killing the good bacteria in our guts and also creating super-bugs that have become resistant to almost any form of prescribed drug around. Instead of making yourself weaker, and depleting your body’s natural ability to cure itself from any number of ailments, try utilizing natural foods and herbs to ditch the Big Pharma meds for good.

1. Astragalus 

2. Onions 

3. Cabbage

4. Honey 

5. Fermented Vegetables

6. Cinnamon

7. Sage 

8. Thyme

There are other natural antibiotics out there too. They include:

Rosemary Coriander Dill, mustard seed Anise Basil Lemon balm Wild Indigo Echinacea Olive leaf Turmeric Pau D’ Arco Cayenne pepper Colloidal silver Grapefruit seed extract Garlic Ginger Oregano oil


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My favorite is cinnamon both for culinary and health reasons. Not only does it act as a natural antibiotic, the antioxidants in it boost the immune system in numerous ways. 

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The Truth About Grassfed Beef - Food Revolution Network Blog

The Truth About Grassfed Beef - Food Revolution Network Blog | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it
A lot of people today, horrified by how animals are treated in factory farms and feedlots, and wanting to lower their ecological footprint, are looking for healthier alternatives.

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Didn't realize that, besides the obvious reasons to go with grass-fed and cage-free alternatives, there is another compelling one: "Since it takes anywhere from 7 to 16 pounds of grain to make a pound of feedlot beef, we actually get far less food out than we put in.  It’s a protein factory in reverse." 

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#HealthyRecipe - Roasted Caprese Tomatoes with Basil dressing

#HealthyRecipe - Roasted Caprese Tomatoes with Basil dressing | Healthy Recipes and Tips for Healthy Living | Scoop.it

Ingredients:

4 large, ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
4 thin slices Mozzarella
4 basil leaves
for the dressing
small handful fresh basil
1 garlic clove
juice of ½ lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste
to serve
wild rocket

 

Directions: http://bit.ly/1e1G0U0


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