Plant and Harvest your way to HEALTH!

World War I Propaganda by James Montgomery Flagg (National War Garden Commission, 1918). “The Seeds of Victory Insure the Fruits of Peace.”

This beautiful poster by famed artist James Montgomery Flagg depicts the Lady Columbia representing the United States sowing seeds of victory to ensure lasting peace.

Processed foods make us fatter, lead to cancer, and are linked with early death, but what exactly is a processed food?

They’re quick, easy, cheap, and really bad for us.

Hot dogs qualify as an ultra-processed food, since they’re packed with preservatives. zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 via AP Images

Processed foods are under fresh scrutiny this week after a groundbreaking study from the National Institutes of Health found that people on ultra-processed diets ate more calories and gained more weight than they did when offered the same amount of nutrients from less processed food. Continue reading

Move over resveratrol: Ellagic acid in red wine exhibits potent effects against lung cancer cells

Ellagic acid—found in grapes, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, pomegranates, black berries, and nuts—exists in even higher concentrations in red wine than resveratrol. Previous studies have shown that EA has potent antioxidant and preventive effects in several types of cancer.

Ellagic acid (EA)—a natural polyphenol compound found in red wine—may inhibit the proliferation of lung cancer cells by inducing autophagy, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Further, researchers found that EA also has anti-lung cancer effects both in vitro and in vivo. Continue reading

Ready to quit eating added sugars? Here are 6 great things that happen if you do

It can be difficult to limit your sugar intake, especially if you have a sweet tooth. If you’re still on the fence about making changes to your diet, here are six benefits that you can enjoy if you quit eating foods rich in sugar.

Fruits are a good source of healthy sugar
Researchers have found that sugar can fool the brain into wanting more of it. However, Dr. Kimber Stanhope, a nutritional biologist at the University of California (UC), Davis, noted that in moderation, the sugar found in whole foods like fruits and vegetables is good for you. Naturally occurring sugars also come with fiber, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. Continue reading

The pH Connection to Colds & Flu – Increase Immunity, Lower Stress

Do you catch colds and flu frequently? Are you susceptible to canker sores, sensitive teeth and sore throat? Are you mentally tired after an hour of desk work?

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With all the diseases and the mass hysteria going on over the measles, mumps, chickenpox, etc. I am prompted to once again try to educate readers on how to AVOID them, without those poisonous vaccines being injected into your body.

I write this based on my personal experience – not some Big PHARMA or scientific organization so let’s get that out of the way from the git-go. . . Continue reading

Coffee not as bad for heart and circulatory system as previously thought

Drinking coffee might keep us up at night, but new research has given us a reason to sleep easy knowing that the popular drink isn’t as bad for our arteries as some previous studies would suggest. The research from Queen Mary University of London has shown that drinking coffee, including in people who drink up to 25 cups a day, is not associated with having stiffer arteries.

The research, led by Professor Steffen Petersen from Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute, was presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference in Manchester and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Continue reading

The Most Cancer Suppressing Compounds Are Found In These Veggies

New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes.

Experts estimate that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables. Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively. Continue reading

You become what you eat!

Diets high in cheeseburgers and fries and low in whole grains and veggies account for over 80,000 cancer cases a year.

We now know without a shadow of a doubt that eating highly processed foods lacking in nutrition is not just bad for our waistlines, but for our cancer risks. There’s a clear link between excess body weight and at least six kinds of cancer, and probable links to at least seven others. Continue reading

Instant Noodles Are Linked to Stroke, Diabetes, Weight Gain, and Even Cancer

Instant noodles are a convenient and tasty dish that is popular worldwide. The number one global consumer is China, and the United States is ranked sixth in instant noodle sales, with 4.1 billion units sold in 2017. However, studies showed that eating instant noodles is linked to heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and possibly cancer. Continue reading

Can Beer Prevent Cancer?

The chemical properties of beer may help in the battle against cancer, due to acids in hops that may have both anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well, new research at Oregon State University shows.

Reporting on a number of studies, the Telegraph points out that beer has been found to reduce the risk of kidney stones, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, while also strengthening bones, treating cataracts and curing insomnia. Continue reading

Preventing spoilage: 6 Food items that you don’t need to refrigerate

When you get home after buying groceries, do you automatically refrigerate most of the items you’ve bought, only to find that some of the vegetables have gotten bad after several days?

Your fridge does significantly extend the shelf life of many food items, but certain kinds of products and produce will only get bad faster if you keep them refrigerated. Continue reading

Ginger: 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo In Cancer Research Model

A study reveals ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy.

Ginger and Cancer: How A Compound in Ginger Could Kill The Root Cause of Cancer
A 2015 study published in PLoS reveals a pungent component within ginger known as 6-shogaol is superior to conventional chemotherapy in targeting the root cause of breast cancer malignancy: namely, the breast cancer stem cells. Continue reading