Bees are Dying – This isn’t a Joke or Hoax, it is Very Serious

40% of honeybee colonies died in the past year according to a recent USDA report and that doesn’t include all the deaths prior to that time.  The culprit appears to be a neuro-toxic pesticide marketed by Bayer.  It affects the central nervous system that impairs the bee’s mobility, navigation, feeding, foraging, memory, and learning.  Bees go foraging and never return, very unusual.   When the European Union was presented with this evidence, they immediately suspended the use of the most widely used neonicotinoids.  

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What’s The Real Story on Nut Milk

Is nut milk healthier for you?  That really depends on what is in the nut milk.  

Most commercially produced nut milks (cashew, almond) have very little nuts in them.  In fact, lawsuits have been filed in the past due to the miniscual amount of nuts (> 3%).  Further, many nut milks have additives so the “nut milk” looks and tastes like the cow version.  So what else is in the nut milk? 

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Benefits of Rosemary (Brain Function)

In folk medicine, rosemary has been associated for centuries with having a good memory.  Rosemary is a Perennial herb with evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers.  Its name is derived from Latin “dew of the sea”.  It is Mediterranean in origin, but the plant is  hardy in colder climates and is used in cooking as well.

Researchers from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom found that,8-cineole, a main chemical in rosemary oil is linked with brain performance.

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Benefits of Fresh Pineapple

Great Benefits of Fresh Pineapple

Immune system support – Pineapple contains half recommended daily vitamin C a water-soluble antioxidant that fights cell damage, may reduce the risk of macular degeneration & plays an essential role in creating collagen.
Bone strength – Pineapple contains @75% of the daily-recommended value of manganese, essential for developing strong bones and connective tissue.
Digestion –  Pineapple contains significant amounts of bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein,

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The Benefits of Mushrooms

It turns out Mushrooms are a nutritional powerhouse.  While we are just catching on in the States, Eastern medicine has used mushrooms medicinally for centuries. Some of the benefits include, reduced stressed, enhanced immunity, hormone balancing, energy, mental clarity/focus, liver/kidney support and cardiovascular health. They also contain B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.

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Debunking Negatives about Juice Cleanses

Most negative comments about Juice cleanses can be summed up as follows:  its too extreme, there are too many sugars, there isn’t any fiber, your body naturally detoxes, do you really get all the nutrients, and  it’s just another fad!  I’d like to address these comments as I’ve heard them myself from doctors, friends, family, customers, and articles I’ve read but I know through the science and experience, juice cleanses work!

Too Extreme – 

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The Secret to Weight Loss & Great Health – The Lymphatic System

  • The lymphatic system is how our body gets rid of toxins, excess fluids and such…our own internal drainage system.  When it is clogged or sluggish we gain weigh, retain water, bloat, suffer energy loss, have less healthy looking skin/hair, and increase our chances of inflammation.  Why?  When the lymphatic system is slowed, sluggish or clogged, it means the drain isn’t working properly so whatever needs to be draining out of our body isn’t or isn’t at the rate it should which results in build-up of cellular toxins and other toxins that can leak and cause inflammation. 

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A Juice Cleanse will Work

FROM :http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/9-reasons-a-juice-cleanse-will-work-in-your-favor/ss-BBoSvDN

“People have a lot of opinions about juice cleanses, and a lot of those opinions seem to be negative. Questions and comments like, “Why would I ever choose to starve myself,” or, “I heard juice cleanses make you miserable,” often come up during a discussion about detoxing. While we understand why the thought of consuming nothing but juice may raise some eyebrows, remember the saying, “You can’t knock it till you try it.” Perhaps after reading on about the benefits of a juice cleanse,

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Vitamin Deficiency Series – Part 1 Magnesium

Many people walking around today are actually malnourished.  This includes those who look healthy, are obese, take medications, are young and older, and those who eat seemingly healthful diets and take supplements.  Why?  Six reasons:

  1. 1.  Lack of nutrients in conventional soils – particularly regarding minerals
  2. 2.  Produce picked too early, stored too long, or processed
  3. 3.  Common medications (all ages, prescribed and over-the-counter) block the absorptions of many   vitamins and nutrients
  4. 4.  

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Benefits of Matcha Tea (Green Tea Powder)

Matcha is green tea or more specifically, a powdered green tea, more concentrated than the tea leaf version.  For the last few weeks of the growing cycle, the tea is grown without direct sunlight.  This causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll production, a great detoxifier (heavy metals, chemical toxins).  It is harvested & steamed quickly to prevent oxidation (retain color, prevent loss of antioxidants).  The leaves are dried & made into a powder.  Matcha has been consumed for centuries in the Asian culture but has found popularity in the West more recently due to claimed health benefits. 

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