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Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

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 More Important Than Ever Before

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.

What Do Sugar & Vitamins Have In Common?

The wonders of modern technology have taken beautiful, wholesome and highly complex natural organic products and turned them into pure isolates with no support elements or any harmony with Mother Nature.

Lets take a good look at the highly nutritious sugar cane. A fantastically nutritious plant, and what do we do to it in America?

We introduce sulfur dioxide to the cane juice before evaporation. Then the raw sugar syrup is mixed with a heavy syrup and run through a centrifuge to take away the outer coating of the raw sugar crystals.

Emergency Immune System Boost

Emergency Beef Up for Your Immune System

I’ve been diligently looking high and low for a variety of solutions that range from cheap and simple to relatively expensive and complex  to boost our immune systems by using food and probiotics.

I am going to start with the tried and true, but not necessary palatable solution to building one’s immune system up. But if you are sick, or your loved one is seriously sick and is going down the tubes fast, forget about the bad taste or grossness and just do it!

What You Should Know About The Farm Bill

Here is a great article that explains what you need to know about The Farm Bill and how it will effect you and your family.

Top 10 Things You Should Know About The Farm Bill

Posted by Sara Sciammacco in Food, Subsidies, Water on June 27, 2011

The Environmental Working Group knows that you care about the affordability and availability of healthy food and clean drinking water. So we wanted to make sure you know as much as you can about the massive piece of legislation that guides federal agriculture policy.

Vaccination Warning!

In the past, I have written several issues on the subject of bird flu, swine flu vaccines and potential mandatory vaccinations. I know this is a very scary subject and a very difficult subject to confront, but it is not enough for only a few people to know what is being actively planned for the general population. The following is a very clear documentation on what is in the vaccines, what legal actions you should take and there is a whole list of health products that you can use to build your immune systems.

Hemp Vs. Kenaf Oil

As awareness is mounting across the globe, many are seeking solutions to address various global pollutions and wastes. The established companies obviously want to retain their market share and new green solutions have a difficult battle to introduce new ideas to replace the old systems.

In our information world, paper is a very high demand commodity. Traditionally, it is made from harvested trees, which take at least 20-50 years to grow. In order to increase production and reduce the growing time, certain agricultural practices like planting trees extremely close and all of the same size and age for easy harvesting creates serious fire hazards. When we see whole states up in flames, the one thing that you absolutely do not see is the true cause of these fires. When you grow a whole bunch of trees of the same size and age, then move to the next field and grow the next batch, it’s kind of like building a campfire. You put small kindling down first, then larger pieces of wood and finally, the big logs.

How To Make Your Own Soda

Unhealthy Sodas vs. Truly Healthy Soda

14th Century Soda Pop

Did you know that soft drinks and sodas were once called tonics, meaning they gave strength and energy and were good for you?

As a matter of fact, I have a wonderful recipe for you to make 14th Century Soda Pop. It is a wonderful fizzy drink that quenches thirst in our beautiful hot summer days.

Usually, I use freshly squeezed orange juice and add 2 tablespoons of Inner Garden™ or Rest Easy™ to 1 gallon of freshly squeezed orange juice. This sweet, fizzy drink has lots of B vitamins, probiotics, and like freshly squeezed apple juice, if you drink way too much 4+ 16 ounces glasses in one seating, it will turn into a diuretic.

Here is the super simple recipe:

Cell Phones & EMF Symptoms

Weekly News Tips January 30, 2009 cell phones

Let’s face it, cell phones are here for keeps. The phone industries are eliminating landlines and across the globe, everybody is going directly to cell phones. As the cell phones continue to advance in their capabilities from personal notepads to computers to entertainments, these advancements are seriously increasing the EMF (Electro Magnetic Frequencies) in our atmosphere.

It doesn’t really matter whether one owns a Global Positioning tool or a cell phone. You are bathing in several million times higher EMF than you were 10 years ago.

Meat Radiation

The American Meat Institute has petitioned the USDA to call the proposed radiation of the surface of chilled beef carcasses a “processing aid” rather than the current “antimicrobial food additive.” This classification shift would allow the use of irradiation without labeling. Currently, the agency requires that meat or poultry treated with radiation bear the “radura” logo along with the statement “Treated with radiation” or “Treated by irradiation.” Dr. Urvashi Rangan of the Consumers Union believes that “consumers have the right to know if their meat is irradiated at any stage of its processing.” The petition was reviewed at a September hearing, and a decision is pending.