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Plantsheal
A collection of practical herbal lore for health & healing
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Unmasking black pepper's secrets as a fat fighter

Unmasking black pepper's secrets as a fat fighter | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper.
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Paleo Diet Blogger Sues State For Trying To Regulate His Advice : NPR

Paleo Diet Blogger Sues State For Trying To Regulate His Advice : NPR | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
A blogger who claims he lost weight and lowered his blood sugar on the paleo diet files a First Amendment lawsuit after he's told he needs a license to give others diet advice and nutritional counseling.
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7 Reasons Kale Is the New Beef

7 Reasons Kale Is the New Beef | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
7 billion people are now standing on the little scraps of land that we share with some 55 billion rather large animals raised for food each year.So, beef (and all factory-farmed meat) may be going from rib-eye to relic as we transition to a greener world… literally—as in leafy, green vegetables. Environmentalists cite meat production as one of the biggest contributors to global warming, and the USDA's new food pyramid (MyPlate) suggests the healthiest choice is making vegetables and fruit the biggest part of every meal by reducing consumption of animal proteins. Kale is far more nutritious than other leafy greens, but these seven reasons why it is such an important futurefood may just surprise you.
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Prunes Rank #1 in Antioxidant Activity

It is documented that people who eat lots of fruit and vegetables are less likely to develop diseases like cancer and heart disease.

 

Prunes are top ranked as a source of cancer and disease fighting antioxidants. In fact, prunes scored number 1 in the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) test, the measure of antioxidant power. The table below illustrates this:...

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Milking plants

Milking plants | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
innovation - A French company is growing fast as it exploits a technology to ‘milk’ precious products from plants.
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Bromelain in Pineapples Helps in Cancer Treatment

Bromelain in Pineapples Helps in Cancer Treatment | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Chemotherapy destroys healthy cells along with cancer cells, but good news is, bromelain, a pineapple enzyme, helps in cancer treatment without causing harm.

 

"...bromelain, an enzyme that can be extracted from pineapple stems. Research published in the journal Planta Medica found that bromelain was superior to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorauracil in treating cancer in an animal study.iResearchers stated:"This antitumoral effect [of bromelain] was superior to that of 5-FU [5-fluorouracil], whose survival index was approximately 263 %, relative to the untreated control."

What makes this impact particularly impressive is that the bromelain worked without causing additional harm to the animals. The chemo drug 5-fluorauracil, on the other hand, has a relatively unsuccessful and dangerous track record despite being used for nearly 40 years...."

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Why coffee drinkers generally live longer

Why coffee drinkers generally live longer | Plantsheal | Scoop.it

Coffee is actually a complex herbal beverage with many health benefits.

The greatest health benefits come from black coffee, so ease up on cream, sugar and other additives to get the full benefit.

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The woman who says she is beating breast cancer thanks to low fat diet: Vicky is eating turmeric instead of taking powerful drug

The woman who says she is beating breast cancer thanks to low fat diet: Vicky is eating turmeric instead of taking powerful drug | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Vicky Sewart, 44, refused recovery drug Tamoxifen after her treatment for breast cancer and turned to a special spicy low-fat diet she designed herself including the spice commonly used in curries.
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Fresh Lemon Grass Drink Causes Apoptosis to Cancer Cells

Fresh Lemon Grass Drink Causes Apoptosis to Cancer Cells | Plantsheal | Scoop.it

Lemongrass shown to cause "apoptosis" in cancer cells...  a type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself.  Another reason to drink fresh Thai lemongrass tea... and to slather essential lemongrass oil on to your skin, since a large percentage of what goes onto our skin ends up in our bloodstream. 


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More Is Better.....especially when it's Ginkgo Biloba! for PDD-NOS

PDD-NOS stands for Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Psychologists and psychiatrists sometimes use the term “pervasive developmental disorders” and “autism spectrum disorders” (ASD) interchangeably.Bilobal to help children with this disorder.

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Packaging you can eat: Food ‘skins’ that mimic nature could slash plastic waste

Packaging you can eat: Food ‘skins’ that mimic nature could slash plastic waste | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
A team of scientists say the invention of edible food packaging will transform how we eat and cut down the amount of plastic we throw away.

 

"The packaging, created by researchers in France led by Dr David Edwards, is called WikiCells. It’s designed to imitate how fruit and vegetables are ‘packaged’ in nature with a protective outer layer or skin you can eat.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160092/Packaging-eat-Food-skins-mimic-nature-slash-plastic-waste.html#ixzz1y3RTwqwC

 

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Home remedies help restore your health after eating GMO foods

Home remedies help restore your health after eating GMO foods | Plantsheal | Scoop.it

" There have been various reports on NaturalNews and in the mainstream media concerning the side effects of consuming food that has been genetically modified. Symproms ranging from digestive and reproductive disorders to liver failure, internal bleeding and immune system dysfunction are being reported. A combination of home remedies, nutrition and homeopathic medicines may help restore your health. This list is by no means exhaustive. Individuals who are seriously ill from ingesting GMOs should consult an alternative healthcare practitioner rather than self-treat..."

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Guerrilla grafters: splicing fruit onto a city's trees

The Guerrilla Grafters are a group of San Franciscans who believe urban trees are a precious thing to waste on simple flowers. Their goal is to graft- albeit...

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Sunflower Seeds fights Cancer: latest study

Sunflower Seeds fights Cancer: latest study | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Clinical trials and evidence from prospective studies on animal models of Cancer has suggested a very strong inverse correlation between the incidence of cancer and the intake of selenium.

 

Sunflower seeds are a rich source of Selenium, which is of utmost importance to human health

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Growing Celery Indoors: Never Buy Celery Again

Growing Celery Indoors: Never Buy Celery Again | Plantsheal | Scoop.it

Simply use the base of purchased organic celery to regrow useable celery. Instructions and photos show how.

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5 Air Purifying Plants for in Your Home

5 Air Purifying Plants for in Your Home | Plantsheal | Scoop.it

"With asbestos, formaldehyde, and other VOCs leaching off every wall of our home, it’s no surprise that indoor pollution may be causing 50% of illnesses worldwide. If you experience headaches on a regular basis and the reason simply can’t be pinpointed, consider the pollution in your home as the cause. The good news is that you can cleanse the air within your home with air purifying plants – what better way to solve a problem than with nature."

 

visit the site for info on the plants: Chrysanthemum, Gerbera daisy, Bamboo palm, Red-Edge dracaena, Spider plant

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75 Percent of all 'Honey' Sold in Stores Contains no Honey at All

75 Percent of all 'Honey' Sold in Stores Contains no Honey at All | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Just because those cute little bear-shaped bottles at the grocery store say "honey" on them does not necessarily mean that they actually contain honey.

 

Here's a list of "honey" products that don't contain honey.

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How to Avoid Dementia Through Food and Diet

How to Avoid Dementia Through Food and Diet | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Want to know how to avoid dementia? Just change your diet. Again, science shows that diet can prevent disease and protect against dementia.
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Organic Tomatoes Contain More Nutrients, Antioxidants than Traditional

Organic Tomatoes Contain More Nutrients, Antioxidants than Traditional | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Research shows how organic tomatoes beat traditional, further proving that eating organic and organic farming outranks traditional.
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KarmaTube: Food People Power

KarmaTube: Food People Power | Plantsheal | Scoop.it

“Food People Power For many years, people living in West Oakland had accepted eating unhealthy food as a way of life. That is, until a small group of people decided to change their community through Mandela MarketPlace, a non-profit that partners with local residents and rural, minority farmers to bring fresh agricultural produce to their local corner stores. Mandela MarketPlace now represents the difference that youth can make by challenging prevailing paradigms - you CAN select what you put in your body.”

 

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Research: Foods/Spices Slow, Perhaps Reverse Alzheimer's

Research: Foods/Spices Slow, Perhaps Reverse Alzheimer's | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Despite over 1,000 human clinical trial performed on drugs for treating Alzheimer's disease, no effective solution has yet to be found.
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Herbal Soda: Making Ginger Beer

Herbal Soda: Making Ginger Beer | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Rediscover the art of making botanical drinks by making Ginger Beer.

The Swedes make a soft “beer” that’s flavored only with lemons; the addition of pungent fresh gingerroot makes a refreshing, thirst-quenching beverage. We’ve seen rec­ipes that also add a sprig or two of rosemary. MAKES ABOUT 1 GALLON OF GINGER BEERRead more: http://www.herbcompanion.com/cook/cooking/making-ginger-beer-zmrz12jjzdeb.aspx#ixzz1yQ3HCMK1

 

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Watermelon extract lowers blood pressure better than dangerous pharmaceuticals

Watermelon extract lowers blood pressure better than dangerous pharmaceuticals | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Watermelon extract lowers blood pressure better than dangerous pharmaceuticals...
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Prevent Sunburn Naturally by Consuming these Foods

Prevent Sunburn Naturally by Consuming these Foods | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
You can actually prevent sunburn with natural food sources. Start consuming these foods today for natural sun-protection.

 

Note: one of the foods recommended is Green Tea, be sure that your source of green tea is not from a radioactive area in Japan.

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5 Fruits that Help Fight Diabetes

5 Fruits that Help Fight Diabetes | Plantsheal | Scoop.it
Help your body fight the onset of diabetes by making taking the necessary steps toward prevention – and eating these five fruits can help you as well.

 

Almost everybody, especially those who have sweet tooth, do not want to stay away from sweets. A person can still consume sweets with adequate amounts of sugar and may be able to fight diabetes through these 5 fruits which are capable of combating the said disease.

Citrus fruits. Berries, Tomatoes, Apples, Bananas...read about these fruit on the site.

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