Did you know that you DO NOT DIGEST THE FOOD YOU EAT? Neither do plants, and animals! No plant or animals digest their own food. Plants do not have the capability to secrete sufficiently strong acids to break down rock in order to obtain the rock’s minerals. Rather, it is the soil-based microorganisms through a very complex exchange of materials that digest various rock minerals (inorganic) and organic materials to produce food that is then absorbed by plants or animals.
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You should know how to remove a tick but it is important to remember not to panic. The risk of developing Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick is only about 1% to 3%. On top of that, it takes at least 24 to 48 hours for the tick to transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
So if you are outside and around shady, moist ground cover or areas with tall grass, brush, shrubs, and low tree branches, even in lawns and gardens, double check your clothes and skin for any symptoms as these areas can or may harbor ticks.
Here are some symptoms of Lyme disease to be aware of.
Stinging nettles is one of those universal herbs that has a multitude of benefits. Read more to find out why you should have stinging nettles handy in your home.
Nettles are used as an anti-inflammatory and combined with Rest Easy™ it has been helpful in aiding allergies and joint pain. Applied topically to problem areas or taken internally, as a tea or a tincture, nettles will also benefit those who are suffering from inflamed joints. Nettles can also be used for women during menstruation and are an effective herbal remedy for nose bleeds, bloody cough, blood in the urine, and wound recovery. Nettles are rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and K and are a good source of protein. Here are a few ideas on how to prepare them so you can benefit from their healing properties.
Have you used Apple Cider Vinegar before? Do you know it’s benefits? Check out some of the ways you can use Apple Cider Vinegar in your daily diet!
I have been using an apple cider vinegar drink for many years whenever I do manual labor. Especially when it is hot and humid outside. It keeps me from getting dehydrated or heatstroke. It is made with 6 oz. apple cider vinegar, usually Bragg’s, 6 oz. honey, 1 Tablespoon celtic salt, and a gallon of water. If you put it into a bottle and sip it during your labor, then you will feel great all the way through. Read on for more benefits . . .
Paul’s heart sank as he sat in his nutritionist’s office and she told him that his chronic fatigue, stress, and recent antibiotics had caused Candida overgrowth and he would have to eliminate all sugar, carbohydrates, grains from his diet and it would take months to get it under control. Does this sound like you or anyone you know? Read on to find more options.
What do all diseases have in common? They stem from an overly acid condition in the body. How does this occur? The basics are simple – consumption of acidic foods, wrong water, poor digestion, or incorrect digestion results in over acidity from the small intestine, which feeds the body and creates indigestion, gas, and all the other intestinal issues. Moving forward into the lungs, you will have asthma, and allergies of all sorts. The blood gets recirculated back into the rest of the body, and now you have your joints and muscles starting to complain, because they cannot neutralize the normal lactic acid buildup from movement because of the over acidic condition.
Recently, I went shopping for some beef and I noticed that the beef that is sold in grocery stores looks bright red even when it is late in the afternoon and the piece of meat has been sitting in the front of the display case all day. I had a gut feeling that something was wrong. Were all of these meats looking good because of red lights or because of some preservative? With those questions in mind, I did a little investigation for myself and here is what I found out.
If you take 100 tablets of aspirin, you can get your stomach pumped and you most likely will survive. If you take 100 tablets of Tylenol, they won’t bother to pump your stomach as it shuts down your kidneys and liver.
Tylenol is so dangerous to the kidneys and liver that it is one of the most common teen suicide drug of choice. Talk to any ambulance medic and mention Tylenol and teen suicide and watch their long faces for this is a futile emergency call. There is nothing that they can do for the person other than hand them a piece of paper and a pen to write their will.
It has become very important to eat organic, locally grown food as much as we possibly can. Here is what the Environmental Working Group found when they tested some of our most common fruits and vegetables.
“The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides ranks pesticide contamination for 53 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of 51,000 tests for pesticides on these foods, conducted from 2000 to 2009 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the federal Food and Drug Administration. Nearly all the studies on which the guide is based tested produce after it had been rinsed or peeled.” —-EWG.org (Environmental Working Group)
Turmeric is a very ancient herb with 4000-5000 years of history with both the Chinese culture as well as the Ayurvedic medicine in India. Today, as an average person reading all of this information, you have to be very cautious to recognize that a lot of this information claiming to be testing turmeric, which is a whole plant and a whole food, many are making isolates.
Once, one enters the field of isolates, the supportive structures of the plant are no longer there and like many other isolates, toxicity occurs and one has to watch carefully how much one consumes before one reaches the toxic levels. This is why so many people are always promoting whole foods, whole herbs, and not isolates.