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15 Sneaky Foods That May be Hiding Animal Ingredients

15 Sneaky Foods That May be Hiding Animal Ingredients | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

They are lurking in places you’d least expect. Just when you think you’re in the clear, sneaky animal ingredients like gelatin, bone char, casein, shellac and carmine find their way into foods where they have absolutely no business being.

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Even though animal products might not be in as many places as some claim (most tennis rackets are made with synthetic materials now), they spread far beyond just those hidden in food: everywhere from your car to the bathroom and the sky in the 4th of July.  Read more here > http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/9-everyday-products-you-didnt-know-had-animal-ingredients.html

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RxKitchen: healing begins at home with these 7 tips

RxKitchen: healing begins at home with these 7 tips | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three quarters keep your doctor alive. —Egyptian Proverb Joints and muscles feeling achy and tender? Experiencing extreme mood swings for no apparent reason? Random migraines got you bedridden mid-day? Before you head to the doctor or medicine cabinet, first consider taking a trip to the grocery store.

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Vegan Sushi | OM Times Magazine

Vegan Sushi | OM Times Magazine | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

Learn to create fun, colorful, and delicious sushi, and finally learn what to do with that bamboo sushi roller you've had hiding in the pantry..."

 

There's more to vegan sushi than avocado or cucumber rolls. Learn to create fun, colorful, and delicious sushi, and finally learn what to do with that bamboo sushi roller you've had hiding in the pantry! For more delicious vegan recipes, visit www.sporkonline.com!

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Backyard gardening: grow your own food, improve your health - Harvard Health Publications

Backyard gardening: grow your own food, improve your health - Harvard Health Publications | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
A new book from First Lady Michelle Obama, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America," details the challenges and joys the First Lady has experienced with her now-famous White House garden.

 

Growing your own food has many health benefits:

It helps you eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.You decide what kinds of fertilizers and pesticides come in contact with your food.It lets you control when to harvest your food. Vegetables that ripen in the garden have more nutrients than some store-bought vegetables that must be picked early.

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The Advantages of Buying Locally

The Advantages of Buying Locally | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

"Although the term “buying locally” can refer to a number of products, produce purchased from farmer’s markets, food co-ops, and local food stands is what usually comes to mind."

 

Buying locally is fresher

Buying locally is healthier

Buying locally boosts the local economy

Buying locally is easy

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9 Healing Foods and Herbs That Do Your Body Good | Self Improvement Saga

9 Healing Foods and Herbs That Do Your Body Good | Self Improvement Saga | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

"Healing foods keep the doctor away. This list of 9 healing, power foods gives you a jumpstart into natural health and eating your way to a better version of you." Healing with food is not just some fad; it’s natural, practical and even necessary.  This is a little intro to the power foods, herbs and spices including Quinoa, Cayenne, Garlic, Spirulina, Kiwi, Turmeric, Cherries, and Almonds.

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Best and Worst Foods for Pain

Best and Worst Foods for Pain | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Inflammation is a key cause of pain in many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here are some foods that could be potentially harmful or helpful when it comes to pain; use trial and error to see if they work for you.
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Some research suggests that certain foods may affect rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Other research suggests certain foods trigger fibromyalgia glare-ups. I have both and have no doubt that the foods I eat can and do trigger inflammation and pain. I watch what I eat. For Forbidden Foods for Fibromyalgia see http://thistimethisspace.com/2011/04/19/forbidden-foods-for-fibromyalgia/

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the chew | Recipe | Michael Symon's Chicken With Kale, Cucumber And Tomato Feta Salad

the chew | Recipe  | Michael Symon's Chicken With Kale, Cucumber And Tomato Feta Salad | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
YUM. Quick and tasty! (Biggest mistake people make on grill or sauteing is moving food around 2 much!
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Chia seeds: Health with a crunchy taste

Chia seeds: Health with a crunchy taste | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Chia seeds are a great source of antioxidants and valuable nutrients. They can be added easily to your diet and offer many health benefits.
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6 healthy protein choices when cutting back on red meat - Harvard Health Publications

6 healthy protein choices when cutting back on red meat - Harvard Health Publications | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

"Meat-heavy diets have been linked to increased risks of developing heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. New findings from two long-term studies now indicate that eating lots of meat, especially processed meat, may also shorten your life. ... Replacing one serving a day of red meat with one of these 6 options reduced mortality in the study by 7% to 19%". fish, chicken, nuts, turkey, beans, low fat dairy products, whole grains

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8 Rules to Eat By

8 Rules to Eat By | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

After reading Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food, I thought it would be useful to share... eat real food, avoiding all of these food-like substitutes that good marketers are trying to make us eat. So if you think your grandmother would not recognize a particular item in the supermarket, probably it is not food.

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Nutrition-To-Wellness » Blog Archive » Our Basic Nutritional Requirements

Nutrition-To-Wellness » Blog Archive » Our Basic Nutritional Requirements | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Our Basic Nutritional Requirements - http://t.co/9b3BUA3R #health #wellness...
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