While more and more people are awakening to the catastrophic long-term dangers of processed foods, fast foods and GMO’s, I’m still admittedly slightly astounded that there are people who disregard the long-term dangers of ingesting these so-called “foods”. Just because something doesn’t kill or inju you immediately, doesn’t mean it is okay to consume or use, which is most likely why people don’t associate a good portion of their health problems with their unhealthy diet. Our bodies are NOT designed to consume chemicals and lab-made ingredients. Try as one may, and as many a commercial food manufacture has, it is NOT okay to eat in moderation because slowly but surely the negative effects will ring their bell, resulting in health, mind and emotional disturbances in the body.
Continue reading GMO Dangers That Threaten an Entire Population (video)
(article by Alex Pietrowski – WakingTimes.com)
There’s no doubt about it – modern wheat is quickly becoming the new high-fructose corn syrup and a menace to wellness. Gluten found in modern wheat has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, ADHD, psoriasis, poor gut health, depression, and multiple sclerosis, and is not tolerated by people with celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and wheat allergy. Some also attribute many other adverse health effects to modern wheat, such as “neurological impairment, dementia, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis and visceral fat accumulation,” in addition to a full range of intolerances.
Continue reading How to Outsmart Modern Wheat and Gluten Intolerance
(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?
Continue reading The “Certified Organic” Deception
(article by naturalcuresnotmedicine.com)
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.
Continue reading This is Why You Should Throw Out Your Teflon Pans
Processed foods and fast foods are primarily lab-made concoctions posing as actual food products. The result of regularly eating either is a guaranteed plethora of health maladies, both physical and mental AND with permanent change and damage to one’s actual DNA structure. While many people know this, at least to varying degrees, sometimes it takes the shock value of actually SEEING what you are really eating, and SEEING what is really happening to your body.
Chemicals; Pesticides; GMO’s; Artificial Ingredients all have a very real affect on your health and wellbeing. Below is a collection of short videos that show you just how negative those effects are and why nature made food is always your best option.
Continue reading Addicted to Processed Foods? Video Collection Every Junk Food Junkie Should See!
Summer is here, and with the warm weather and fresh air comes lots of extra sun exposure. Outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, picnics and just laying on the beach means extra sun exposure time for skin that is normally covered most of the year, for most people. I’m personally a big advocate of natural sunscreen options, not chemical-carcinogenic lotions and potions, and believe it is essential to our health and wellbeing to get regular sun exposure during non-peak hours of the day. Our bodies naturally produce Vitamin D, and mood boosting hormones via natural sun exposure, and far too many people are deficit in both. Slathering our bodies with chemically laced products has consequences that I won’t get into here, but I urge you to do some serious research into the subject matter, and choose a natural skin protection option best suited for you.
That being said, what do you do for relief after the fact….after you’ve suffered a sunburn? Keep reading to find out what 6 natural kitchen remedies are proven to bring you fast natural sunburn relief and help start healing your skin.
Continue reading 6 Kitchen Remedies for Natural Sunburn Relief
I strongly feel that everybody should learn how to grow their own food. While that might sound like a daunting task, it is really quite easy to start and even easier to maintain. And, space restrictions are a “non-issue” because you can vertical garden upright as well as garden from vertical hanging containers. You can also container garden indoors as well as outdoors, and even if you can’t supply all of your own fresh produce, you can certainly provide a lot more than you think you can. So, what does it take to get started?
Continue reading How to Container Garden
(article by Christina Sarich)
If Monsanto, Dow and Dupont chemical companies won’t listen to our pleas for non-GMO, organic food, we’ll just have to take growing our food into our own hands. Following is a list of 5 of the easiest vegetables to grow, even if you’ve never even watered a chia plant. Make sure you get heirloom, organic seeds to avoid perpetuating GMO seed monopolies.
Continue reading 5 Easiest Vegetables to Grown Without Gardening Skills
(article by Mae Chan)
There is a cheap and easy way for any community in the developed (or underdeveloped) world to purify their water. The peels of some of the most widely consumed fruits in the world are remarkably efficient at absorbing a wide variety of harmful pollutants, including heavy metals, and they can be transformed into effective water filters with only minor preparation.
Continue reading 4 Ways to Filter Water with Fruit
(article by Leah Zerbe & Emily Main….Rodale News)
Pesticides are designed to kill, although the mode of action they use to put the stranglehold on pests varies. Whether it’s nerve gas–like neurological disruption, the unbalancing of key hormones, or the stunting of a plant’s ability to absorb life-sustaining trace minerals from the soil, none of the chemical interventions seems all that appetizing, especially considering that chemical residues routinely wind up on and even inside of the food we eat everyday. Pesticides are also blamed for diminishing mineral levels in foods.
Continue reading 10 Crazy Things Pesticides Are Doing to Your Body
(article by Dr. Al Sears)
What’s wrong with organic fruit and veggies at your grocery store?
Well, ever wonder why the lettuce at your supermarket seems so lifeless? It has a lot to do with how it got there.
The food at major grocery stores travels an average of 1,500 miles to get there.1 A lot of produce comes from Mexico, Asia, Canada, South America and other countries. By the time it lands at your supermarket, it just isn’t the same as when it was fresh from the ground or the tree.
Continue reading What’s Better Than Buying Organic?