Samantha Keene – There’s no better way to start your day than with a refreshing and energizing green smoothie. It’s an easy way to incorporate extra vegetables into your diet and makes for a great time-saver on busy mornings.
This smoothie in particular is absolutely incredible. It’s become my new favourite, and I even make it on days when have the time to make a proper breakfast! It’s so easy and so delicious that it feels like I’m being naughty even when I know I’m doing something good for my body. As someone who has struggled with digestive issues for a long time, I can say without a doubt that this powerful combination of ingredients really does help to get things moving. Designed to help aid digestion using a few key ingredients, this will wake you up at least as well as coffee and stimulate your digestive system to start producing all those gut-friendly enzymes in the process.
If I could sum up the taste in one word, it would be vibrant. Between the tartness of the lemon, the kick of the ginger, and the freshness of the parsley, it really tastes like a happy garden in a glass. And since it’s really well balanced with protein, healthy fats, fibre, and vitamins, I can feel confident in the knowledge that I’ve started my day off right.
What Makes it So Great?
An effective treatment for constipation and a wonderful digestion aid, parsley has many benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, including Vitamin C, B12, and K, and a natural diuretic, helping to relieve congestion and inflammation in the kidneys and bladder and alleviate pain in the joints. Chewing parsley at the end of a meal also aids digestion and freshens the breath – no chewing gum necessary! Continue reading →
Sayer Ji – What if conventional wisdom regarding our most fundamental energy requirements has been wrong all along and we can directly harness the energy of the Sun when we consume ‘plant blood’?
Plants are amazing, aren’t they? They have no need to roam about hunting other creatures for food, because they figured out a way to capture the energy of the Sun directly through these little light-harvesting molecules known as chlorophyll; a molecule, incidentally, which bears uncanny resemblance to human blood because it is structurally identical to hemoglobin, other than it has a magnesium atom at its core and not iron as in red blooded animals.
The energy autonomy of plants makes them, of course, relatively peaceful and low maintenance when compared to animal life, the latter of which is always busying itself with acquiring its next meal, sometimes through violent and sometimes through more passive means. In fact, so different are these two classes of creatures that the first, plants, are known as autotrophs, i.e. they produce their own food, and the animals are heterotrophs, i.e. they depend on other creatures for food.
While generally these two zoological classifications are considered non-overlapping, important exceptions have been acknowledged. For instance, photoheterotrophs — a sort of hybrid between the autotroph and heterotroph — can use light for energy, but cannot use carbon dioxide like plants do as their sole carbon source, i.e. they have to ‘eat’ other things. Some classical examples of photoheterotrophs include green and purple non-sulfur bacteria, heliobacteria, and here’s where it gets interesting, a special kind of aphid that borrowed genes from fungi to produce it’s own plant-like carotenoids which it uses to harness light energy to supplement its energy needs! Continue reading →
Mike Barrett – It is well established that exercise helps to preserve youth and protect the heart from aging, but it certainly isn’t the one protector out there. According to 3 different studies carried out by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, the spice turmeric may be just as effective as moderate exercise at preventing aging and boosting heart health.
For the first of the 3 randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trials, researchers divided 32 postmenopausal women into 3 separate groups to examine the effects of curcumin and exercise on the heart. One group was given curcumin orally, the second group partook in moderate exercise training, and the third group did nothing at all. The study lasted 8 weeks.
After measuring participants’ vascular endothelial function – a key indicator of overall cardiovascular health – at the start and end of the study, they found that the control group saw no improvement while the curcumin group and exercise group saw equal, notable improvement. The study abstract concludes with:
“Our results indicated that curcumin ingestion and aerobic exercise training can increase flow-mediated dilation in postmenopausal women, suggesting that both can potentially improve the age-related decline in endothelial function.”Continue reading →
Major oat buyer Grain Millers, based in Western Canada, announced that it will no longer source oats that have been coated with glyphosate.
“In an April 20 memo to Prairie oat growers, Grain Millers said the new policy was ‘driven by functional performance attributes of finished products manufactured from oats known to have been treated with glyphosate and by customer demand.’ 
For years scientific data has conclusively proven that the primary active ingredient found in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup — glyphosate — is highly toxic to plants, dangerous to animals, and can be detrimental to human health. Unfortunately, Roundup (as well as other glyphosate-containing herbicides) also happens to be the world’s number one weed killer with no signs of slowing down … until now.
One major oat buyer has now stepped forward to reject glyphosate-treated oat crops. Having consistently experienced and seen the actual damage that Roundup does to the oat crop, Grain Millers has rejected it.
Why would any company accept such an inferior food product when organic alternatives are readily available? Likewise, why would oat farmers continue to pay for herbicide applications which cause such obvious and predictable damage to their yearly harvests?
But seemingly more importantly (to companies, at least), why would companies continue to choose pesticides and GMOs when consumers are demanding organic and non-GMO? This is actually the driving force behind the recent changes instituted by many companies.
Here’s what repeatedly happened to annual oat crops treated with glyphosate: Continue reading →
Brian Rogers – I used to be pro vaccine. I know the feeling of thinking others were just plain crazy and wrong for not vaccinating their children and themselves. ‘Irresponsible!’ I said when pointing my finger. I’d use the same old arguments about polio and small pox and how vaccines saved us from all those horrible diseases and just swallowing and regurgitating the propaganda I was brought up with. It was only recently, in 2009 that I started questioning my long held beliefs and began digging in to the history, efficacy and safety of vaccines. I was appalled at what I found and the recklessness of those government health agencies entrusted with our health and our children’s safety, and angry with myself that I had put my family’s health at risk by blind faith in others when I was ultimately responsible for the medical decisions of my family.
When I began to put this article together I specifically chose not to include research from or links to websites that are considered untrustworthy by most pro-vaxxers, sites such as Natural News, Mercola, etc. even though I personally trust those sites and much more than I would WebMd and for good reason [a]. Instead I chose to employ basic logic and also incorporate independent and .gov scientific studies-mostly peer review, journals, news from mainstream sources (that pro-vaxxers love and totally trust) and articles that link to other .gov scientific studies, as well as government statistical resources. So, I started writing down questions and then looking for answers. I’ll admit, some of these questions have already been asked by others, but I just expanded upon it to form a helpful list.
I hope the following information helps you in your lifelong journey in search of health, vitality and truth in your own lives and your children’s lives.
Questions About Vaccines Everyone Should Ask
1. Why are newborn babies vaccinated on their first day of life against a disease that is primarily transmitted sexually and by needles in drug users?
(Pregnant women are already tested for STD’s prior to birth so there’s no reason to give it to an infant). Interesting to note, of the few vaccines that still are given to infants and STILL have thimerasol is Hep B and DipTet (and Flu shot recommended to pregnant women). So, the claim that it has been removed from all vaccines is a lie and misdirection. If they give it to all newborns then ALL the newborns are getting that thimerasol (mercury derivative). “It was removed from many child vaccines in 2002 but remains in some vaccines (e.g., hepatitis B virus and)” Page 21.
2. Why are babies given vaccines to produce antibodies when they do not produce antibodies until after the age of 3 to 6 months? Continue reading →
People who suffer from migraines often have great difficulty getting rid of the headache and the awful pain.
There is nothing funny about migraines and the pain they cause, A migraine can literally ruin your entire day and really take you down. Worse of all most migraines can’t be eased with ordinary painkillers.
Use Salt for rapid relief of pain
As a migraine sufferer I think I have tried every single method I heard or read about just to either stop or at least reduce the pain. After many failed attempts I discovered a simple remedy for migraine headache relief that uses lemon and salt. It has proved very successful for me.
Baking soda has a great spectrum of usage and its popularity has grown since scientists discovered its medical benefits. But did you know you could use baking soda in order to improve hair quality? Yes, it is a really effective cleanser! Baking soda will clean your hair better than any shampoo or regenerator. Your hair will have a healthy glow after a few treatments.
Baking Soda Non-Suds Shampoo
In the beginning it may feel strange to wash your hair without the foam made during shampooing the hair but be patient. Wait for the final results.
First mix ¼ baking soda and ¾ water. For example if your hair is down to your shoulders than mix 2-3 tbsp and three times more water than soda. Mix well the ingredients in a bowl and dose it depending on the length of your hair.
Put this mixture on your hair from bottom to top and leave for 1 – 3 minutes. Wash your hair with hot water in order to remove baking soda. After rinsing your hair thoroughly put some vinegar on your hair. Continue reading →