There are some plants that are just handy to have around at times. These plants can help with burns or upset stomachs or even sore throats. Growing them in your garden is not only a good idea, but much more affordable then buying them from the pharmacy or herbal shop. Here are some plants everyone should grow to keep their families healthy:
1. Aloe Vera – This cactus like plant is great for burns. The meaty interior can be applied directly to the skin. When juiced and consumed, the Aloe Vera plant has stomach calming qualities and helps with bowel problems.
2. Chamomile – This flower not only has a nice scent but it can be used for many illnesses. With calming qualities it is usually boiled into a tea and drank to relive stress and cure insomnia.
3. Echinacea – This is one herb that you need to take if you start getting a cold. The roots can help with a variety of illnesses by stimulating the immune system.
4. Garlic – This pungent bulb is not only great for cooking with but also has (Read More....)
Americans consume a staggering amount of the now ubiquitous sweetener high fructose corn syrup. In fact, studies indicate that the average consumer dines on 12 teaspoons per day with so-called "high consumers" capping out at 22 daily teaspoons. This means that an American consumes between 38 and 69 pounds of HFCS every year. It is no wonder that research into the potential drawbacks of this sugar alternative are at the forefront of consumer-driven science.
What is HFCS?
In order to understand the health implications, it is necessary to first grasp exactly what this sweetening agent is. The recipe calls for corn to be milled into corn starch then transformed into glucose syrup. Specific enzymes, notably glucoamylase and glucose isomerase, can then be used to break down the long chains of sugar that comprise traditional corn syrup and convert a good (Read More....)
What are you drinking these days? Do you ever wonder how much different your bodies energy would have been if you lived back in the 1900's? I would imagine you would be bouncing off the walls with energy and health. These days the common diet comes out of a box, or a powered drink you have no idea what it contains. Check out this well made video on the top 10 worst drinks. (Vitimain Water- 33 grams sugar & 130 calories)
It would be impossible to recall genetically modified mosquitoes or fish, or bee's once they're released into nature. They have created glow in the dark cats, and fish, where the damage of playing with DNA once done, and cannot be reversed when natural reproduction occurs. Much of the foods we eat have been genetically modified to withstand herbicides and pesticides, creating new organisms that never existed before. The GVT, and corporations which are allowing this to happen are changing the makeup of our food, and more importantly changing our DNA. Food such as soy, corn and canola oil have been genetically modified.
These companies are going well beyond honest ethics and putting genes from bacteria and viruses, grasshoper DNA ect into crops. More so, much of the seeds they are creating have been manipulated. In some instances, the new Modified seeds cannot be used over each year. They have a suicide switch, where they are only good for one season. Most farmers save their seeds year to year, but many have been devistated after buying this GM Seeds. Now is the time to buy NON-GMO seeds, Heirloom seeds that have not been changed and fixed.
Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods. It is added to more than 2,000 products. Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names of NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure.
Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974. In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.
Today there is more of an interest than ever before in organic health and in the organic lifestyle. The truth is that our environment, our food, our air and everything around us is becoming more polluted and more artificial all the time. Many people are tired of all the garbage that they are putting into the things that we eat and the things that we wear and the products that we use and they desire to get back to a more natural way of living. Our hope is that this site will be a great source of news, tips and information for those who seek organic health and an organic lifestyle. Thanks for visiting, and we hope that you will come back often. (Read More....)