Natural Cures Not Medicine: 03/12/13

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Is your bread killing you?

Most of us probably grew up being told that whole wheat is good for us.  Did you know that gluten, a protein contained in wheat, has been linked to depression, headaches, weight gain, and even autism?  It is also believed that many illnesses are misdiagnosed gluten intolerance.

7 more antioxidant foods!

Here are some more antioxidant food choices.


Granny Smith apples



Red delicious apples



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6 heavy hitting antioxidant foods!

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Red kidney beans

Farmed blueberries

Pinto beans

Red beans

#1. Wild blueberries

Chia Seeds: Another Superfood

Used by many: 
Sprinkled on nearly any kind of food - added to smoothies etc..

Chia seeds are great for:

  • Energy and stamina
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Weight loss
  • Maintains blood sugar
  • Helps Arthritis
  • Cleans the Colon
  • Gets rid of toxins
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Promotes better sleep

Also good for:
Digestion - Knee pain - Hyperactivity - Joint pain - Horse feed - Pet food - Healthy skin, hair and nails.

Chia seeds are stirring up a lot of attention with their lovely health benefits. They contain more calcium than milk - 5 times more. It has 7 times more vitamin C than oranges. Chia seeds contain 3 times as much iron as spinach. - Twice the potassium as a banana and 8 times more Omega 3 than salmon!

In other words:

Chia Seeds = Milk X 5 (calcium)
Chia Seeds = Oranges X 7 (vitamin C)
Chia Seeds = Spinach X 3 (iron)
Chia Seeds = Bananas X 2 (potassium)
Chia Seeds = Salmon X 8 (omega 3)

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Health Benefits of Organic Coconut Palm Sugar

Replace sugar with organic coconut palm sugar!

Want to replace refined white sugar? Use organic coconut palm sugar. This low glycemic, flavor neutral sweetener is the perfect replacement for table sugar, use it in a 1:1 ratio when substituting for sugar in recipes.

Coconut palm sugar is derived from the sap of the coconut palm tree, and Food and Agriculture Organization has reported that coconut palm sugar is the most sustainable sweetener in the world. 

Coconut palms produce an average of 50-75% more sugar per acre than sugar cane and use less than 1/5th the soil nutrients and water for that production. Coconut Palm trees also can grow in just about any soil conditions and can survive drought conditions as well.

Some of the health benefits of this low glycemic, low carb sweetener are:

  • Helps maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
  • High in beneficial minerals, macro & micro nutrients (Potassium, Magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, sulfur, phosphorous and others)
  • No “sugar crash”, coconut sugar produces a steady, slow energy release,  so no highs and lows in your energy throughout the day like you get with regular sugar
  • High in Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B6
  • Can contribute to less of a risk in developing breast cancer. Diets high in glycemic index (GI) can lead to breast cancer.
  • Can lessen your risk of getting diabetes.
  • Low GI index. Coconut sugar is a 35 on the GI scale. This can help with weight loss goals.
  • Helps prevent hypoglycemia. Choosing low GI foods can help prevent hypoglycemia because eating foods that promote a gradual rise in blood sugar & a lower insulin response reduced the likelihood that blood sugar levels will drop too low.
  • It can lower obesity risk.  Low GI foods are slowly digested and provides a gradual and sustained rise in blood sugar. This keeps you feeling full & satisfied and delays the return of hunger between meals. 

Why harvesting palm sugar is a greener alternative to palm oil. Here the trees don't need to be cut down.

Non Smoker vs. Smoker

The truth hurts: 
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A natural way to quick smoking:

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Daily consumption of tomato provides a good boost to health aside from improving the flavor of food.

Eating tomatoes has been shown to be great for:

Vision - Gut - Hypertension - Healthy Skin - Lung / Stomach and prostate cancers - Atherosclerosis and diabetes - Heart disease - Cardiovascular disease - Asthma and chronic lung disease - Urinary tract infections - Strong and shiny hair - Kidney stones and gallstones - Inflammation - Ovarian cancer.

Tomatoes Are A Super Food!

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7 foods loaded with antioxidants!

Antioxidants help to remove harmful free radicals which cause tissue damage in the body and protect against heart disease.  Here are some foods that have good antioxidant properties.

File:85058891 156b313898 z - Flickr - USDAgov.jpgPecans
File:C5 plum pox resistant plum.jpgPlums
File:Cherry red sweet fruits.jpgSweet cherries
File:Black beans.jpgBlack beans
File:Apfel gala.JPGGala apples
File:Russet potato .jpgRusset potatoes
File:Plum 123.jpgBlack plums

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Soy, not a health food?

For a long time, soy products have been believed to be a great alternative to meats, but is soy a suitable food source itself?

Here are some facts about just how healthy for us soy really is.

6 Reasons To Avoid Milk

Why almonds are a super food

They are crunchy and delicious, and can be incorporated into many different meals and desserts.  The best way to enjoy almonds, though, is raw.  This way, you preserve all the nutrients that earn this nut superfood status!
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Snack on these instead of fries to prevent heart disease!

Amazing healing power of lemons


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