Herbs That Grow Together In a Pot

When it comes to having a herb garden, there’s really nothing more satisfying than picking your very own fresh herbs for that night’s dish! These herbs that grow together can be planted in just one pot or directly in your herb garden outdoors for a full, healthy harvest in no time! These herbs not only enjoy each other’s company, but also feed off of each other by exchanging important nutrients and therefore, making sure your harvest is plentiful! Herbs that grow together stay together! Herbs That Grow Together A rule of thumb when planting any herb or vegetable together, is  […]

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Study Finds that Fasting for 72 Hours Can Regenerate the Entire Immune System

There has long been controversy surrounding the potential benefits or hazards of fasting. On one hand, supporters of fasting point to the many benefits that they claim fasting provides. This includes promoting weight loss, normalizing   […]

Source: Study Finds that Fasting for 72 Hours Can Regenerate the Entire Immune System

McDonald’s French Fries Found to Contain Silly Putty Ingredient and Petroleum Chemical

Grant Imahara, host of the eye-opening show Mythbusters, was at it again. This time, he didn’t set out to get involved with crash test dummies or explosives. Instead, he recently focused on a specific food — which it can hardly be called — at McDonald’s: french fries.

Imahara went directly to the fast food chain’s processing plant in the potato-loving state, where he thankfully learned that the fries’ first ingredient are indeed spuds. However, the ingredients that followed are disturbing to say the least. Included on the list of 19 items are dimethylpolysiloxane, a form of silicone found in Silly Putty, tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a petrol-based chemical, and hydrogenated soybean oil, which is a manufactured form of trans fat.(1)  […]

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Health and Diet | Drink This Ginger-Turmeric Combo Before Bed To Reduce Inflammation And Never Wake Up Tired Again

If you want to naturally energize your body, help sleep, and fight inflammation in the body, you are in the right place! Being powerful superfoods used for millennia, ginger and turmeric will improve health in a number of ways, soothe pain, treat inflammation, relax your body, and boost your energy levels! This natural elixir is […]

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Public Health and Safety | We Win Against Monsanto!

Did you know that America is DEAD LAST amongst the industrialized countries in the world for medical care???

Did you know that there are more maternity deaths with mothers and babies happening here in America than in all of the industrialized nations COMBINED! If you were a pregnant mother about to deliver, were you subjected to a last-minute C-Section that went wrong?

Did you know that the EPA is about to let ASBESTOS back into industrial use … even after all of the scientific evidence and litigation on record says it is a known carcinogen??

Did you know that it has been revealed, in West Virginia, that babies and children are being over-vaccinated, i.e., children are being administered 10 vaccines that are NOT NECESSARY … and Big Pharma has not tested these vaccines for safety??

All this news (not fake news, as put out by mass media, folks!) and more when you listen to this seasoned medical news correspondent, formerly with “The Doctors” medical show,  ’cause your health, and the health of your families and communities is at risk, and only YOU with your dollar power can do something about it!!

Current Events | Jury Awards Terminally Ill Man $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto

After three days of deliberation the San Francisco jury sided with Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who regularly used the popular herbicide Roundup on the job as a gardener for the Benicia Unified School District.  […]

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Approach the managers of your neighborhood Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware and OSH, show them a copy of this article and demand that Monsanto’s RoundUp products be taken off the shelves as toxic known carcinogens NOW!

Health and Foodstyles | 8 Health Dangers of Canola Oil: Not the Healthy Oil You’ve Been Led to Believe

Canola oil has practically taken over as the food processing industry’s oil of choice. Whether it’s mayonnaise, chips, salad dressings and other snack foods, canola oil is usually the first, second or third ingredient on the list. Unfortunately, the health dangers of canola oil are far beyond what we’ve been led to believe. So if there aren’t any actual health reasons to use it, why would it be so widely utilized throughout the processed food industry? As with most reasons certain ingredients are used over others – the price. Canola oil is extremely inexpensive to grow and harvest. Being a  […]

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Foodstyles  |  5 Vegan Principles That Will Keep You Feeling Amazing, Whether You’re In Your 40s Or 80s

Glow from the inside out.

People tend to think that going vegan means committing to a lifetime of confusing and laborious meal prep. But it doesn’t have to be complicated. When choosing what to eat each day, my mom and I just follow a few simple food principles. These are the five we abide by to make sure the food we’re eating is nutritious, delicious, and easy.  […]

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Vegan Foodstyles  |  This GF, Vegan Zucchini Bread With Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting Is Healthy Enough To Eat For Breakfast

BRB, wiping the drool away.

Is there anyone on the planet who wouldn’t eat chocolate for breakfast if it was actually considered “healthy”? This Zucchini Bread With Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting, from the decadently nourishing Chocolate Every Day: 85+ Plant-Based Recipes for Cacao Treats That Support Your Health and Well-Being, seems too good to be true, but it ticks all the boxes: gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan, and packed with hidden vegetables.  […]

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Foodstyles  |  What Happens When You Mix Beets, Carrots And Apples: A Glass of Juice That Destroys Many Diseases!

Juicing is the best way to get the most nutrients from vegetables and fruits, as it will help you get up to 99% of their plant chemicals, minerals, and vitamins. Some researchers even claim that it is much better than eating these foods raw, as the high fiber levels will help digestion and support the […]

Source: What Happens When You Mix Beets, Carrots And Apples: A Glass of Juice That Destroys Many Diseases! – Healthy Food House

La’au Lapa’au | Southwest Herb Gardening: What To Plant In June, and Watering In June

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We recommend most plants be planted in the fall or spring. However, if you must plant during the summer months watering may need to be more frequent and you must be diligent about observing your newly planted plants for signs of water stress. Follow the guidelines in the Watering section.

Many cacti and warm-season succulents can still be planted in the summer. When transplanting cacti and succulents, mark either the south or west side and plant facing the orientation you marked to avoid the burning of tender tissues. Most nurseries will mark the side of the container to help you determine proper planting orientation. However, if the original orientation is not known, newly planted cacti and succulents need to be covered with shade cloth if the plant surface appears to yellow or pale suddenly. Use a shade cloth rated between 30-60% as anything higher will block most of the sunlight and…

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La’au Lapa’au | Southwest Herb Gardening: June In The Low Desert

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June in the low desert is generally the driest and hottest month. Desert gardeners often must begin their garden activities in the early morning or at sunset to avoid the intense sunlight. Plants must endure the intense heat throughout the day. Many native and desert-adapted plants have numerous adaptations that enable them to live successfully in the desert, such as succulence, drought-deciduousness, and small leaves, to name a few examples. Even with these numerous adaptations, desert plants sometimes need a little help to keep them healthy and thriving in your garden. Native and desert-adapted plants that were newly planted and those that are not established in the landscape need to be watered until they become established in the landscape and can then survive with natural rainfall. Even established plantings will need an occasional supplemental watering during long periods of drought to keep them healthy and stress-free.

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La’au Lapa’au | Rosemary

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Botanical Name:Rosmarinus officinalis.

Family: Lamiaceae

Common Names: Compass plant, compass weed, incensier, dew of the sea, polar plant, romero (Spanish), mi-tieh-hsiang (Chinese), rosmarin (Swedish).

Habitat: Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean countries, but is now grown worldwide as a spice and medicinal herb. The plant thrives best in a warm sunny climate.

Description: Rosemary is an evergreen shrub like plant that belongs to the mint family (Lamiaceae). It can grow up to 2 meters (6 feet) high and the flowers are petite and pale blue that appear in slight clusters up the stems. The leaves are slender and look a lot like curved pine needles. They are green on top and gray beneath. The dried herb is brownish green in color.

Plant Parts Used: Leaves, flowers, stems, branches. Commercially, the entire plant is used. An essential oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers by steam distillation.

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Foodstyles | Skinnytaste Meal Plan (June 25-July 1)

A free 7-day flexible meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner and a shopping list. All recipes include calories and Weight Watchers Freestyle™ SmartPoints®. Just a friendly reminder, to receive my new recipes or meal plans via email, make sure you’re signed up for my email subscription (it’s free!). Second, have you pre-ordered my cookbook Skinnytaste One and Done? It comes out Oct 9, but you can get 4 free recipes from the book now, with your pre-order. More details here! If you’re new to my meal plans, I’ve been sharing these free, 7-day flexible healthy meal plans (you can see my previous meal plans here) that are meant as a guide, with plenty of wiggle room for you to add more food, coffee, beverages, fruits, snacks, dessert, wine, etc or swap recipes out for meals you prefer, you can search for recipes by course in the index. You should aim for around 1500 calories* per day. There’s also a precise, organized grocery list that will make grocery shopping so much easier and  […]

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Ecology | Composting At Home Doesn’t Have To Be Hard (Or Smelly), Thanks To This Painless Guide

This year, there’s been a lot of talk about the importance of beating plastic pollution so it doesn’t end up in our oceans. And it’s about time. But there’s another complex waste stream we interact with every day that deserves our attention: organic waste.  […]

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Lāʻau Lapaʻau | Cardioprotective and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Olive Oil Phenolic Compounds

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Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are the leading cause of world mortality, with 7.4 million of their 17.7 million annual deaths due to coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD risk factors include diabetes mellitus (diabetes type 2 [DT2]), hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, poor diet, tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum, Solanaceae) smoking, lack of exercise, and alcohol abuse. Acute myocardial infarction and death—two primary effects associated with CAD—account for more than 90% of all CAD-related outcomes. Atherosclerotic plaques form when vascular endothelial cells express chemotactic and adhesion molecules, starting the inflammatory process crucial to CAD’s pathogenesis. Within a healthy diet, cardioprotective foods can modulate expression of proinflammatory cytokines and inflammation markers and help control risk factors like DT2, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity. Phenolic compounds and unsaturated fats found in olive (Olea europaea, Oleaceae) oil (OO) show benefits in this area and may improve CV outcomes overall. Virgin OO (VOO) is produced by…

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