Pears are a member of the rose family of plants (Rosaceae). A fun piece of information… a long list of fruits including apples, apricots, cherries, chokeberry, crabapples, loquats, peaches, plums, quinces, raspberries, serviceberries, and strawberries as well as almonds are all in the same plant family of the common rose.
Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver. It functions like a filter in preventing toxic substances from getting into your blood stream. Unfortunately, our lives are full of toxins such as air pollution, pesticides, artificial hormones and more. Thus, our liver has a larger task of removing our body’s toxins and wastes on a daily basis.
Cholesterol does not cause heart disease and trying to lower it with statins is a complete waste of time.
A study involving nearly 70,000 people found no link between “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease.
Avocados are a great source of healthy raw fat, which is missing in many people today and can actually help with weight loss
Have you ever stopped to check the ingredients and the nutrition facts on your bottle of ketchup before squeezing a dollop onto your food? Recently I was doing some research on the ingredients and what I found shocked me.
We all know that nutrition labels usually list the ingredient that is used the most first. In this case, the ‘tomato concentrate’ is used the most. And for some, it sounds pretty healthy.
However, tomato concentrate is a fancy term for ‘tomatoes that have been heavily processed and contain no nutritional value.
The combination ofhas many incredible health benefits such as detoxifying the body, boosting the immune system, preventing cancer, balancing pH levels, helping with digestion and more.
Breast cancer can be a very serious thing, and in many cases, early detection is key for a successful recovery. Thus, women in America have been told that a yearly mammogram is the best thing to do. But like all things, there are pluses and minuses. However, unfortunately, like many things we are just told what to do without hearing the minuses. Mammograms fall into this category for a couple of reasons.
If you are old enough you can remember when all chicken in the US was basically organic. I can remember when Kentucky Fried Chicken was even good chicken! But then in the late 80’s and early 90’s (along with a name change) the chicken became gelatinous with less meat on the bone and more tendons. The same can be said with the chicken we buy in the store. That is because, as to no surprise, US chicken started to have a ton of man-made and chemical processing and farming techniques imposed on it. Many of these techniques resulted in radically changing the nutritional value of chicken… and its safety!
Though they may look the same, not all pine trees are equal. Such is the case with the Siberian Fir tree (also known as Abies Sibirica). To the Sumerians, whose civilization was a precursor to the modern world yet remains clouded in mystery, the Siberian Fir was a sacred tree. It was viewed as a symbol of power, grandeur and immortality. This is confirmed by writing on clay tablets from about 7,000 years ago.
The reason ancient cultures valued this pine so highly was due to its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Sumerians would make broths, compresses and primitive Band-Aids with the oils and saps from this tree. The anti-bacterial and fungal properties of the Siberian Fir are amazing. In fact, in forests where this tree grows, the air is basically completely free of microbial pathogens.