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Natural Health Food: An Option For Some Consumers

 

The term natural health food refers to foods that are considered organically grown and raised. Many consumers are finding that they prefer natural health food in order to avoid pesticides and other unnatural consequences of modern farming and ranching.

Natural health food gives consumers more choices in the food market letting them determine which type of product that they would like.

What is Natural Health Food?

Natural health food is food that fits the FDA’s description of organically grown. This can refer to livestock too, as livestock that is allowed to graze in fields that have not been sprayed by pesticides or given either hormone injections to enhance size or antibiotics that are used to prevent common illnesses...

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Long-Term Food Storage Ideas

Long Term Food Storage

Long-Term Food Storage Ideas

It is never a bad idea to have at least a small stockpile of food in the event of an emergency. Inclement weather events, power outages, and other disasters could make finding food outside of your home nearly impossible. Having something to fall back on is a smart and safe plan.

Why Should You Have Long-Term Food Storage?

Consider this very realistic scenario: What if you were caught in a long-term power outage due to a severe storm that caused flooding and major damage to roadways. In a situation like that you could be stuck in your home potentially for weeks.

Events such as this, and a long list of other possibilities, could happen to you...

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Paleo Diet Foods

Paleo Diet Foods

Paleo Diet Foods

The Paleo diet foods that you eat are essential for your success on the Paleo diet. If you are not eating a diet that is high in protein and full of clean foods then you will never see the full results of eating Paleo. After all, this diet is hinged on you ‘eating like a caveman’, meaning that you need to eat foods that come from the earth in their purest form. Don’t think of this as a diet, it’s really a way of life.

To simplify it

  • Eat whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense, nourishing foods. Prioritize grass fed and pastured meats and eggs, wild-caught seafood, and vegetables. Enjoy fruit, nuts, and seeds in moderation.
  • Avoid foods that will harm us by causing systemic inflammation, wrecking our guts, or derailing our natural metabolic processes. Abstain from toxic, p...
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Hemp Seed Oil: Healthy and Delicious

 

Hemp Seed Oil: Healthy and Delicious

Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seed of Cannabis sativa, commonly known as marijuana. The preparation used as a psychoactive drug (the highly publicized face of marijuana) actually uses the dried flowers and subtending leaves and stalks, not the seed. Versatile hemp seed oil has very low to undetectable levels of any of the psychoactive components called cannabinoids, making it safe to use in a variety of ways. The plant is also very hardy with a natural resistance to pests, which makes it an easy plant to grow organically without pesticides or herbicides. Refined hemp seed oil has primarily been used in body care products, but the unrefined oil has an attractive, nutty flavor, which makes it a great culinary alternative to other cooking oils.

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Diet Health – What’s Up With Hospital Food?

Diet Health – What’s Up With Hospital Food?

Recently a member of my family fell off their horse while riding. The hard impact with the ground caused rib, artery and blood flow damage in her arm that required vascular surgery later that week. Otherwise her arm may have required amputation. They would also have to remove one rib during this procedure.

Keep in mind that this person has been a diet health expert and yoga instructor for over twenty years. And in the past fifteen years, she has never even needed to see a doctor for anything.

When she met with the doctor four days before the surgery he did not instruct her on any special way to prepare her 63 year old body for the surgery. She expected that, but new better.

Because of her own diet health experience and extensive knowledge she kn...

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Understanding The Misunderstood: Learning The Long List Of Benefits From Hemp

Understanding The Misunderstood: Learning The Long List

Of Benefits From Hemp

For thousands of years people have been using hemp. Its just a sad fact that we have abandoned it to idleness for many years, discarding the advantages we could have enjoyed a long time ago.

For hundreds of years, the great minds have talked about this wonder plant looking to make us realise how beneficial it can be if just we choose to understand what they’re looking to offer us. Indeed, things will be difficult to understand without asking any valid questions that will dig deeper on the subject. To start with, let us know the origin of this plant.

What’s hemp? Where did it come from? Who discovered the plant? Where could it be used? These are the question which would at least clarify few questions which created...

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Hemp Protein – Can This Whole-Food Protein Source Match Or Exceed The “Star-Power” of Whey?

Hemp Protein – Can This Whole-Food Protein Source Match Or Exceed The “Star-Power” of Whey?

When you hear the word “hemp,” generally the last thing that comes to mind is protein and bodybuilding. Without going into detail on the other “psychoactive” strains of hemp, it’s time you learned more about what hemp can do for you from a nutritional point of view. I know I was very surprised to learn how complete a food hemp is!

I personally tested a hemp protein supplement for a period of 2 months, using NO other supplemental protein source. It was tough to give up the whey that had I been using for many years but, to give hemp a fair trial, I needed to be sure that the results wouldn’t be affected by other supplemental protein sources.

So for 2 months, it was just hemp protein…

Now, hemp is one ...

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The Pros and Cons of Purchasing Organic Foods Online

The Pros and Cons of Purchasing

Organic Foods Online

Have you just recently made the choice to begin eating healthier with organic foods?  For those who have, you might be trying to find ways to improve your shopping.  If that’s the case, chances are you would like to think about shopping for your organic foods online.

When it comes to purchasing organic foods online, many individuals first wonder if they can do so.  If you are one of those individuals, it truly is crucial to understand that you can. Next, many wonder if it’s really worth it to shop online for organic foods.  As for that answer, you might it depends.  An excellent method to determine if buying organic foods online is right for you is to examine the pros and cons of doing so.

One of the numerous pros to purchasing orga...

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Organic Foods the Environmental and Economic Impacts

Organic Foods the Environmental and Economic Impacts

In case you are considering switching to organic foods, you might initially start with little bit of  investigation. If that’s the case, you most likely are also looking to discover additional information and facts around the advantages of eating organically. When doing so, you’ll see there are a variety of health advantages to eating organically, but do you realize that organic foods can also help to improve the environment and as well as the economy? They can and to learn more on how so, please continue reading.

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Environmental contamination with pesticides (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It really is no secret that a lot of farmers use pesticides as well as other chemical substances when growing many fruits and vegetables...

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GMO Food – The Weapon Against The Human Species

GMO Food – The Weapon Against The Human Species

Since Obama signed the Monsanto Protection Act on March 29, 2013 I have read many articles pertaining to the dislike of the act and signed petitions to have it over turned or repealed. Some of you may not understand what all the hoopla is about this act or why others are so upset by it. I hope this article will help to clear the air somewhat for you.

Some of you may be asking just what is this GMO Food The Weapon Against The Human Species.

In case you don’t know what GMO means it is a genetically modified organism or a plant that has had its DNA injected scientifically to make it change. This is very different from the ages old cross breeding of crops of the same species, two types of tomatoes cross bred to get another third type of tomato.

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How to Read Produce Labels

How to Read Produce Labels

Produce stickers and labels hold a lot more information than simply the cute name or slogan of a fruit of veggie. By reading the sticker number, you can actually confirm if the piece of produce you hold in your hand is organic, not organic and/or genetically modified. How? Notice that the bar code on that sticker is for price information.

Next, notice that the labels on fruits and veggies will have a 4 or 5 digit code.

If your produce has 4 digits, it means that it was “conventionally grown, but not organic”.

If it has 5 digits, and begins with a 9, it means that the produce was organically grown.

A 5 digit code that begins with an 8 indicates that the produce was genetically

Kiwi How to Read Produce Labels

Kiwi Produce Label

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For example, the kiwi in the photo has a code “4030”
So...

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