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What kind of food does Lady Gaga like?


By Danielle Lee
"Raw raw mm raw raw raw"

Raw food diets may seem trendy like your favorite new pop song, but they are so much more. Learn what the hype is about.

Did you know the body does not recognize cooked food? The lack of recognition causes leukocytosis, which is where white blood cells are released into the stomach. White blood cells fight disease, kill bacteria, combat allergic reactions, destroy old and/or damaged cells, and kill invalid organisms. Eating food should not cause this sort of reaction from the body. Think of how exhausted our bodies are from not only the... Read More

Home Gardens, become a botanist, healer, and chef

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by Angie Aller

Ever wondered how to heal a headache or a childs torturous ear ache naturally?  Have you ever been in the middle of cooking and wished for some fresh herbs?  Do you wish your kids had more of an interest in eating a wider selection of foods and flavors?  How about eating organic foods for free?

Home gardens are springing up everywhere now-a-days even in big city high rises and in corporate offices.

According to the National Gardening Association, 37 percent of U.S. households, (about 43 million families), plan to grow vegetables, fruits, berries or herbs in 2009 (I can only... Read More

Delicious juicing recipes


Raw foods are important for everyone to consume every day.  A great way to get in all the fruits and vegetables you need is juicing. Read on for tasty juice recipes!
Always use organic produce whenever possible. Wash your fruits and vegetables. Drink slowly, remember to "chew" slosh the juice with your saliva for healthy digestion.

The ounces are the amount of juice extracted from the vegetable.

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Carrot Juice (The King of Juices)

Wash 4-5 carrots and juice.
Carrot juice supplies a high amount of pro-vitamin A, which the body converts to Vitamin A; vitamins B,C,D,E, and K, minerals, calcium, phosphorous, sodium,... Read More

All about varieties of Apples – Which to pick and why!


"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Great words of wisdom taken from a traditional nursery rhyme from the sixteenth century. Now combine that thought with “Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor” by William Cowper. Put together you are left with a variety of apples...keeping the doctors away and keeping your life 'spicy'. Well maybe...

The chart below is a fantastic guide to use when picking amongst the many varieties of apples. It helps in identifying characterisitics in each apple type and determing the best uses for apple consumption such as... Read More

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