Chia Seeds a Super-food but Beware.

By Tovah Kersner

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Salvia Hispanica. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Salvia hispanica, or commonly known as Chia seeds, have gained popularity over the last few years, because anyone who has eaten them, feels the benefits of this great super food. Gluten and grain free, it’s perfect for anyone with allergies or on a gluten-free diet.

Chia is a flowering plant belonging to the mint family, from Southern and Central Mexico and Guatamala.  Going back to the 16th century, it’s known that this plant was cultivated by the Mayan and Aztec cultures, and has been suggested by historians that Chia was as important as the Maize crops. Chia means strength and folklore has it that these cultures used this little black and white seed as an energy booster. Continue reading

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Magnesium Deficiency a Serious Problem


by Yohanan Burket

magnesium oil sprayMagnesium and potassium are essential minerals for the functioning of the heart muscles, and without them your heart would stop.

Serious athletes, including professional ones, have suffered muscle cramps because of the lack of this vital mineral. For example, it was recently reported that basketball star LeBron James is nearly a cripple, and he’s only 29 years old.

Just a few examples of the uses for magnesium are listed below: Continue reading

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A Garden on your Windowsill – Microgreens

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Nutritious Microgreens
Three or Four Days old

A Garden on your Windowsill

Microgreens are the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious organic food I’ve ever tasted. Easy to grow by the most inexperienced gardener and they can be grown on a sunny windowsill, your kitchen counter tops or anywhere in your home, regardless of the season.

Make a fresh nutrient rich salad from them, add them to your other salad vegetables, soups, stir fry’s or simply add them to your juices. They will complete any meal no matter how extravagant or simple, breakfast, lunch and supper. Continue reading

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Available Forms of Lugol’s Iodine

by Yohanan Burket

Out of the Box RemediesLugol’s iodine was a formulation invented by Dr. Lugol in the early 1800s. It is a combination of elemental iodine (I2), with potassium iodide (KI), in a distilled water base. The purpose of adding potassium iodide to the formula is to make the elemental iodine soluble in water.

Lugol’s iodine has the distinct advantage over drugstore iodine that contains the toxic isopropyl alcohol. For this reason, drugstore iodine is for external use only. In contrast, Lugol’s iodine can be taken internally. Continue reading

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Antibiotics, Probiotics and Prebiotics

by Tovah Kersner

In the last few weeks I’ve had the unfortunate experience of being in hospital. I know it sucks, but I had no choice, I was admitted into the emergency room, and I have to thank the hospital doctors who saved my life. My appendix burst and I was left with a mass of bacteria (abscess — a big one) that could very quickly have turned septic, poisoned me and that would have been that. Continue reading

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A Healthy Tongue is Pink, Moist, and Smooth

by Yohanan Burket

Out of the Box RemediesFor many years, doctors have used tongue depressors on patients’ tongues in order to get an assessment of overall health. This holistic approach has merit, because different tongue conditions point to different systemic problems. Although sometimes ignored by allopathic medicine today, naturopaths and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specialists make use of diagnosing diseases via a visual tongue inspection. TCM also correlates different areas of the tongue with different organs. Examples of ailments that are indicated by the tongue include anemia, thrush, dehydration, cyanosis (insufficient oxygen to the lungs), allergies, digestive or kidney problems. A visual inspection of the tongue involves the investigation of its color, texture, and coating. Continue reading

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The Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Problem

by Yohanan Burket

A significant proportion of men over 50 are plagued with an enlarged prostate. The prostate is a male gland that is adjacent to the bladder, and when the prostate becomes enlarged, it causes urinary flow restriction. The net result is incomplete urination and frequent trips to the loo (bathroom).

The medical establishment does not have an understanding of the cause of prostate enlargement, but there are natural remedies for this problem. What the medical establishment has discovered is that certain drugs that remedy ED (erectile dysfunction) also solve the enlarged prostate problem. However, the preferred drug has unwanted side effects, like most other synthetic concoctions. Continue reading

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