12 Raw Foods You Should Never Eat according to the Experts
John from http://www.okraw.com/ and ten other pioneers at the Woodstock Fruit festival answer the question, “One raw food you should avoid or never eat?” After watching this episode, you will learn 12 foods you may want to consider not eating or drastically reducing your consumption for optimal health.
When traveling through the desert you expect to see sand, sand, and well, more sand! But if you happen to be going down the long desert roads in Wadi Rum, Jordan you will suddenly witness a break in the monotonous desert.
Rows and rows of what appear to be bright green crop circles dominate the landscaping. Surrounded by red-sand valleys and sharp granite and limestone peaks, bright green vegetation thrives. Causing some to wonder: are aliens to blame for this phenomenon?
Commonly referred to as the “Valley of the Moon,” Wadi Rum Organic Farms is located near the border of Saudi Arabia. While genius design plays a big role in the success of this desert farm, no aliens have been involved—at least as far as we know ;).
No, the desert isn’t any different here in Wadi Rum with hot heat and dry weather, although this swath of land does have one huge benefit. Beneath all of this barren dirt rests a large water supply, from which most of the nation depends upon. 30 to 400 meters below the surface, a subterranean aquifer exists
6 Foods That Can Heal Your Body + Kale Chip Recipe!
by Viance Nutrition – Appetizers, News, Recipes
Taking an all-natural route to health and fitness is a great way of living. Nature is bountiful with natural medicinal benefits, and it’s best to put these gifts to good use. With that, I share with you six healing foods that you can substitute for your medication:
Basil. You might know this particular herb as a flavor enhancer in cooking, but basil has also been known to cure headaches and muscle pains. Take 3 to 4 fresh basil leaves, pour boiling water onto the leaves, and let sit for a few minutes. You just made your all-natural basil tea, which is an effective pain reliever.
Aloe vera. Famous for its moisturizing benefits, this plant is made mostly of water. Its sap contains enzymes and amino acids that help moisturize the skin and repair skin damage (especially sunburn). The best thing about aloe vera? You can grow it in your arrow home garden inside pots, and all it needs is sunlight and water. If you burn yourself, just break off a piece of the plant, extract the sticky sap, and apply it on the burned area like ointment.
Parsley. Another spice common in kitchens is, in fact, a natural booster for our immune system. Parsley contains loads of Vitamin K, A and C, as well as iron and folate. The high vitamin content makes parsley a good and natural source of immunity boosters.
Walnuts. One of the most nutritious nuts in the world is the walnut, packed with omega-3 fats, manganese, and copper. Its unique Vitamin E content is in the form of gamma-tocopherol, which has been found in several studies to protect against cardiovascular diseases. The skin of the walnut contains a huge amount of Vitamin E and phenolic substances that also help fight cardiovascular disease.
Peppermint oil. The oil extracted from the peppermint plant helps relieve abdominal pains or irritable bowel syndrome. Its components include menthol and menthone, among others. The oil is usually available in health food stores in capsule form.
Kale is a highly nutritious vegetable that has the strength to support our body’s detoxification system. It can help lower the risk of contracting cancer, and is also very helpful in lowering cholesterol levels. This great vegetable is also a great source of dietary fiber and contains vitamins (A, C, K, B6), copper, calcium, manganese and potassium. In China is also used to avoid lung congestion.
After doing the list on home remedies for acne, we started getting a lot of questions about blackheads in particular. Common and annoying, blackheads occur when your pores become clogged with excess sebum (an oil created by the sebaceous glands that keeps skin supple) and dead skin cells. The difference between a black head and a white head is simply whether or not the pore is open or closed. If the pore is open, the plug of sebum/skin cells oxidizes as it is in contact with the oxygen in the air, which turns it black. Blackheads are not caused by dirt. Let’s make that clear from the beginning. Scrubbing your face obsessively is not a good way to get rid of your blackheads, and is only going to make it worse as you’ll just end up drying out your skin, which will cause more oil to be created to make up for everything you stripped away, and…well it’s a vicious cycle. For this reason, don’t use some of these remedies more than 2-3 times a week, such as the sugar scrub and pore strips. I know it can be hard to resist, but your skin will be better off this way.read more>>http://everydayroots.com/blackhead-remedies
Here’s a recipe for an all-natural cough syrup that is great for adults, and can be adjusted so that it excludes honey when using for young children. It saves money, tastes better than it sounds, and is healthier (and probably more effective) than over-the-counter cough medicine to boot. Using OTC cough medicine is just extra money spent, extra chemicals, and a nasty flavor, none of which you need when you’re already battling a cough.