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Magnesium: Are You Low In This Miracle Mineral?

Dark Leafy Greens Magnesium, it’s been called the ‘miracle mineral’ and it’s necessary for over 325 essential bodily functions, yet most people don’t get a enough on a daily basis. To put it another way, if you don’t have sufficient magnesium your body won’t be able to carry out over 325 important tasks properly. David Wolfe has said that magnesium is the #1 mineral deficiency. According to a National Academy of Sciences report 80% of American men and 70% of American women don’t get the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of magnesium from their diet and whatever supplements they take. Considering that the RDA is set at a level to prevent disease rather than support optimal health I think it’s safe to say that most Americans are deficient in this important mineral. Read more »

Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain: Make Lifestyle Changes and Sleep Better

According to the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of people experience back pain at some point in their lives. For individuals who suffer with chronic back pain (pain lasting longer than three months), sleeping well can be a challenge. When you suffer with chronic back pain, depression, pain and anxiety can make falling and staying asleep difficult. According to WebMD, when you are unable to get a good night’s sleep, you may experience even more pain. However, there are steps you can take to alleviate your pain and get a better night’s sleep. Read more »

Natural Remedies For Leg Cramps

Leg cramps are not usually a serious illness*, but they can be incredibly painful and debilitating until they subside. They may be caused by several things, so I’ve listed a few treatments to try. What works best for you will depend on the underlying cause, so you may have to experiment to find the most effective treatment and prevention strategy. Read more »

Foods For A Healthier Liver

Your liver has a big job to do. It’s responsible for building proteins, producing hormones, producing biochemicals such as bile which are necessary for digestion, plays a major role in metabolism, and stores several important substances such as glucose and various vitamins and minerals. On top of all that, the liver also has an important role in detoxification. It breaks down insulin, hormones, and various other substances in the body. But it also has the job of filtering the blood and breaking down or converting any toxic substances, including medications and supplements, so that the body can safely eliminate them. Read more »

Honeybees at work making honey

Miraculous Healing Manuka Honey

Here in New Zealand we have a secret, it’s called Manuka honey and it can heal our bodies both externally and internally, but thats not all, some honey when tested in the lab has been found to contain a second unique healing factor which enhances the uniqueness of this wonderful natural healing nectar. Manuka honey is a ‘mono-floral’ honey, meaning it’s made predominately from one flower, in this case it’s made from the delicate small flowers of the Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) or Tea tree as some call it . Native to the shores of New Zealand, its a pretty low growing tree which has an abundance of tiny white or pink flowers in summer, and it’s wood is highly prized for its aroma and is used in wood fired pizza ovens or in the smoking of many food items, but it’s the nectar we are interested in today. Read more »

Simply Raw and Raw For Life

Simply Raw and Raw For Life 50% Off

You may have noticed that many of my recipes are raw food recipes. If you’re really serious about eating healthy, I believe this is the way to go. I notice the tremendous difference in my own body when I’m eating healthy raw and living foods compared to when I’m eating healthy cooked food. Back in the 1980s I went raw. I was hired as a chef in a vegetarian restaurant that also featured raw food. It was my first introduction to raw and living food, and it was great being able to try everything. But because I was also making cooked food, and I’m good with creating new recipes, but I have to try it as I go along I was also eating cooked food. Later, after I left that job and was working to set up a deli in a large health food shop, I ended up going raw without even realizing it at first. I was living in […] Read more »