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Health Benefits of Drinking Fever Grass Tea

Fever grass is the Jamaican name for lemongrass. The Cymbopogon lemongrass genus (plant family) includes over 50 species of grasses native to tropical Asia and Southern India. Fever grass tea is made from the fresh or dried “leaves” of the stalk. The citrus flavor of fever grass (lemongrass) blends beautifully and makes a delicious cup […]

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Health Benefits of Aralia

Aralia (Aralia racemosa) is commonly referred to as spikenard or American spikenard and is a distant cousin of ginseng. Aralia racemosa grows wild in the Eastern United States, China, Northern India and Japan. Aralia grows upwards of 5 feet from deep purple stems and very large compound leaves. Each leaf consists of multiple egg-shaped leaflets. […]

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Uses of Arrowroot

Arrowroot is a root vegetable very much like a yam or sweet potato but with twice the protein. One cup of yams contains 2.3 grams of protein while one cup of arrowroot contains 5.0 grams of protein. That same cup of arrowroot contains 338 micrograms of folates, that’s 84% of the RDA. Folates and folic […]

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Health Benefits Of Cerasee Tea

Cerasee tea, also known as cerassie tea, is made from the medicinal herb bitter melon (Momordica charantia). Bitter melon is native to Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and then introduced as cerasee to Latin America and the Caribbean by the African slave trade. Cerasee is a creeping herbaceous vine which grows freely along fence […]

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Benefits and Uses Of Epsom Salt

Despite the name, epsom salt contains no salt. Discovered in 1618 on a farm in Epsom, England, epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound containing hydrated magnesium sulphate (MgSO. 7H2O). The farmer who discovered epsom salt noticed that when dissolved in water, the compound helped heal scratches and skin abrasions. Epsom salt is still […]

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Protein and its Importance in Healthy Aging

Yes, proteins are the building blocks of your body. Proteins and their components, amino acids, repair and build bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, blood and teeth. They are also vital to the production of enzymes and hormones. This process starts in the womb, peaks shortly after puberty, but continues throughout your lifetime. Protein is one of […]

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What Is Mindful Eating?

Eating mindfully means eating with awareness. We often mindlessly eat on the run, in front of the television, while surfing the ‘net, even while driving. When eating mindlessly, we often eat the wrong things and end up eating more than we intended. When eating mindlessly, you are often distracted, you aren’t aware of the internal […]

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Health Benefits of Avocado and Ways to Use It

While avocado is most often utilized as a vegetable, it is actually a fruit that grows in tropical and subtropical areas of Mexico, Central and South America. Many of the avocados available in the US are cultivated in Southern California near the Southern border. Avocado has a somewhat nutty flavor with a hint of olive […]

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Benefits Of Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba trees are one of Earth’s oldest species. Fossilized ginkgo trees have been found that date back 150 to 200 million years. Ginkgo biloba trees are native to China and have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries and has become one of the most researched herbs used in alternative herbal medicine. Reported health […]

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Managing Stress

Stress is a part of modern life, it can not be avoided. Stressful situations come at us from many directions, work, school, family or life in general. When you are stressed by a particular problem, situation or event it is important to manage that stress before it adversely affects your health and your relationships. If […]

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