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Garden Inspired Health and Well-Being

The Veggie Goddess - Garden Inspired Health and Well-Being

The “Certified Organic” Deception


(article by Samantha Sargent)

Natural and organic cosmetics and skin care products are becoming more and more popular, as more of us are addressing our state of wellbeing. Whilst I feel this is a wonderful shift in culture, it can also be quite confronting, confusing and deceiving. If you have recently jumped on the wellness train, and gone through the process of detoxing your bathroom cabinet, then it’s highly likely you’ve come across words such as organic, natural, biodynamic, certified organic, vegan, wild crafted and naturally derived.

But, what do all these words mean?

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Apple Cider Vinegar – One of the Most Powerful Health Tonics in Your Kitchen

apple cider vinegar with the mother

(article by John Summerly –

The question is not what Apple Cider Vinegar can do, but what can’t it do. As a folk remedy, it has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts or sunburn to dandruff. However, it also can help reverse many serious diseases that many would immediately turn to medications to solve. Here are 8 more reasons this powerful health tonic makes your kitchen your best pharmacy.

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This is Why You Should Throw Out Your Teflon Pans


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There’s a killer lurking in your kitchen….
At least, there is if you cook with non stick Teflon cookware. Teflon cookware, when heated to high temperature (when cooking, for example) can release fumes that are harmful to humans and lethal to pet birds. Canaries were used in coal mines to determine air quality – if they couldn’t breathe or died suddenly, miners knew that the air quality was hazardous and they needed to exit immediately. Every year, hundreds of pet birds, however, keel over and are rushed to the vet. The cause of death is the same in every case – Teflon toxicity.

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6 Amazing Foods That Will Flush Nicotine From Your Body

foods that flush nicotine

(article by Healthy Foods House)

Smoking is harmful for the health. We are all aware of this, but for some it is quite difficult to break this habit. Nicotine causes rapid increase of the blood pressure and serious damage to the lungs. Moreover, even if you stop smoking, the effect of nicotine will last for years.

Healthy foods and lifestyle changes can help you eliminate the nicotine from your body.

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Delicious Autumn Goodness with Squashes


The autumn season means cooler temperatures and heartier meals. Mother Nature in all her wisdom, has seasonal foods for a reason, and that reason is have natural harvest cycles of produce that  support our bodies, health and wellbeing during the various cooler, cold, warm and hot seasons. In the present autumn season, our bodies start to naturally crave heartier and more warming foods, and squashes are a great addition to your fall and winter menu plans.

Brimming with nutrients, both the meat and seeds of squashes offer delicious and nutritious meal options the whole family will enjoy.

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400 Companies That Do NOT USE Any GMO Ingredients

It’s harder and harder these days to find quality natural, GMO food products, especially with the ever growing methods of deceitful advertising, marketing and food package labeling tactics. No wonder consumers are hard pressed to find healthier food choices for their family. To help make this step a little bit easier for those conscientious about the food they put in their body, below is a list of 400 companies that do not use any GMO ingredients in their food products. This is definitely a list you’ll want to print and keep for easy reference.

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Super Effective Natural Beauty Uses for Raw Honey


Raw Honey

RAW HONEY, not commercially processed honey, is brimming with minerals, amino acids, living enzymes as well as other unique healing compounds that can effect more positive changes and support natural health and wellbeing than you can possibly imagine. Additionally, raw honey is also super effective as a natural beauty care ingredient for a long list of uses and can not only replace a plethora of chemically-laced beauty and skin treatments, raw honey is also often more effective than its synthetic beauty treatment counterparts. So, what kind of natural beauty uses can you use raw honey for?

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How to Prevent Overeating During the Holidays


overeating during the holidays

While some people struggle with overeating all year round, overeating during the holiday season is something that just about everybody has to contend with. It’s far too easy to over-indulge on all those holiday treats that people bring into work, or over-consume from those holiday party buffet tables. The next thing you know, your pants and skirts are tight, or just won’t zip or button up anymore and you’re already making your usual New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Well, why not avoid the typical holiday weight gain this year and use the following tips to keep your weight in check and prevent the addition of excess pounds.

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The Best Foods for Your Liver

best foods for liver

(article by Frances Murchison, HHC, AADP – Rodale News)

Foods for your liver are essential to keeping your body’s powerhouse—your liver—functioning optimally. A healthy liver plays a key role in relieving digestive issues, such as a sluggish metabolism, gas, bloating, and constipation. It regulates blood sugar levels, which—when out of balance—can cause sugar cravings, fatigue, and fuzzy thinking.

A toxic liver can lead to inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and autoimmune diseases. Without a healthy liver, you may suffer from hormonal imbalances that can cause headaches, mood swings, and depression. It’s time to nurture this amazing organ!

Use these foods for your liver to start feeling better:

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Carving Pumpkins? Save Those Seeds and Pulp to Make Some Amazingly Delicious and Healthy Treats (includes 10 pumpkin recipes)

pumpkin pulp and seeds

Oh, yes, it’s that time of year again. Pumpkin carving is a great way to add a touch of autumn decor to the inside and outside of your home, but how often do you just toss away all that delicious inside? Pumpkin pulp can be used to make delicious pumpkin bread, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin smoothies and even pumpkin coffee. Pumpkin seeds make a delicious treat, and both pumpkin pulp and pumpkin seeds are absolutely brimming with nutritional benefits. Keep reading to find out the amazing health and nutritional benefits of pumpkin, along with a small collection of easy to make pumpkin eats and treats.

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Got Thyroid Issues? Stay Away from This Common Food Ingredient

symptoms of thyroid imbalance

The number of people, especially women, who suffer from some form of mild to severe thyroid issue is staggering. Like many health maladies, the corruption of our food supply has had a direct hand in instigating a huge and very unnecessary amount of these life altering health conditions. Recently, studies have isolated a food substance that should be avoided by those suffering from thyroid conditions, as it appears to be one of the top instigators of thyroid disruption in the body.

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