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Walnuts to increase fertility

By Ann C Wooledge
on August 18, 2012

 

Fertility concerns? A recent paper (August 2012) published in Biology of Reproduction's Papers-in-Press reveals that eating 75 grams of walnuts a day improves the vitality, motility, and morphology of sperm in healthy men aged 21 to 35. Read more here. 

Thimerosal known to be neurotoxic?

By Ann C Wooledge
on March 21, 2012

Does it seem like mercury is everywhere?

As per Dr. Isaac Eliaz - "Most vaccines contain ethyl mercury, in the form of Thimerosal—that includes everything from the flu vaccine to the vaccines given to millions of infants. Thimerosal has been used worldwide since the 1930s as a preservative in vaccines, cosmetics, eye drops, contact lens solutions and tattoo ink. Because of its mercury content, Thimerosal is known to have neurotoxin properties and in the case of vaccines, it has been linked to autism. It has been removed from pet vaccines and contact lens solutions, but still is used as a preservative in vaccines for children. This year, mercury-free flu vaccines are available, but you have to ask." Our note: Hospitals continue to use "antibacterial soaps" that contain Thimerosal - nurses and doctors wash their hands hundreds of times each day. 

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Nuts for weight loss

By Ann C Wooledge
on March 16, 2012

Nuts can help you lose weight!

 

Nuts do contain fat, "BUT the surprising truth is that nuts are one of the best foods for weight loss, according to Harvard researchers. 'Nuts are loaded with protein and fiber, which can help you feel full for longer,' explains Richter. One study in the journal Obesity found that people who ate nuts at least twice a week were less likely to put on pounds over the long run than those who didn't." The fat in nuts is the heart-healthy unsaturated kind.  Keep it to one ounce - 23 almonds, 14 walnut halves, and 49 pistachios." - according to Prevention.com.


Natural maple syrup - good substitute for sugar.

By Ann C Wooledge
on March 04, 2012

Use maple syrup instead of sugar: 

"According to Rodale. com - "In 2011, a pharmacist from the University of Rhode Island discovered 54 previously unknown compounds in maple syrup from Canada, many of which were anti-inflammatory (which protects your heart) and exhibited cancer-fighting antioxidant properties. Ironically, two of the antioxidants they found were later discovered to fight enzymes that lead to type 2 diabetes." Be sure to choose grade B and 100% maple syrup, not just "flavored" maple syrup - BIG difference. 

More iron than red meat!

By Ann C Wooledge
on March 04, 2012

Blackstrap Molasses - more iron than red meat!

According to Rodale.com - "Blackstrap molasses is rich in iron, potassium, and calcium, making it a healthier choice than nutritionally defunct artificial sweeteners or even regular refined sugar. In fact, one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses provides more iron—but fewer calories and fat—than a three-ounce serving of red meat."

Organic industry is growing even with poor economy

By Ann C Wooledge
on February 16, 2012

Did you know that the organic industry is growing rapidly in spite of a poor economy. Research shows this to be true not just in produce, but also in the purchase of organic beef, eggs, milk and "even hair care categories".  Surprisingly, it is the age group under age 40 who were more likely to choose organic regardless of their income. Click on the picture below to follow the link to find out more.

 

Kale - why you should try to like it

By Ann C Wooledge
on February 05, 2012

Kale - is it better than beef?

Dairy and beef both contain calcium, but the U.S. still has some of the highest rates of bone loss and osteoporosis in the world. Kale contains more calcium per calorie than milk (90 grams per serving) and is also better absorbed by the body than dairy. - Organic Authority - read more here.

Massage to ward of cold and flu

By Ann C Wooledge
on January 27, 2012

Did you know one of the best ways to ward off cold and flu germs is just getting a massage? According to a study published in The Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, a good massage doesn't just feel good, it is good for your immune system too. Add to that the very antibacterial and antiviral properties of essential oils and you should have double protection. 

Castor Oil for Age Spots

By Ann C Wooledge
on December 05, 2011

Castor Oil has been given a bad rap since I was a kid. But did you know that it has been found to be effective on age spots or spots referred to as "liver" spots. As easy as applying it undiluted to the particular area or spots at least three times a day for about three months. Check out our organic oils section to see our certified organic castor oil.

Negative emotions can lead to disease

By Ann C Wooledge
on November 28, 2011

It's true - negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, hate, anxiety, resentment, bitterness and on and on - are emotions that are transmitted to our entire body through neurons and neuropeptides that send messages for health or illness.  Neuropeptides are chemicals that affect mood and behavior. They join the brain, glands and immune system in a network of communcation that can and will affect us and disrupt our otherwise healthy immune system. Some neuropeptides can even trigger cancer cells. Candace Pert, Ph.D, has written a well-respected book called Molecules of Emotion that is full of amazing information such as this that she has discovered through extensive research.

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