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Basil: Health Benefits

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While you might only think of basil as “nice in a pasta sauce,” would you believe that basil is not only delicious, but could help protect your heart? Read on to learn about the wonderful health benefits of eating basil! Vitamins:  Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A.* * Basil is either an excellent or very [...]

Phytochemicals: Eating from the Rainbow!

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There are many reasons to include plenty of whole foods in your diet, and high on the list of eye-catching colorful reasons are phytochemicals! The word ‘phytochemical’ literally means plant-chemical. From the deep blue hue of blueberries to the pungent aroma of garlic, phytochemicals help give plants their distinctive colors, smells, tastes and other organoleptic [...]

Weeds Worth Growing

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Many plants that are still classified as weeds have received a bad reputation due to their ability to quickly cultivate the barren earth. But was fertile soil really meant to be left bare? Could it be that weeds are serving a much-needed purpose in your garden or lawn?

Magical and Medicinal: Frankincense and Myrrh

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Frankincense and myrrh are healing on an emotional, physical and spiritual level and more than simply symbols of the season.

Cabbage: Nutritious, Delicious Cancer-Fighter

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Cabbage has been revered for centuries for its anti-inflammatory properties and versatility in food preparation, but what has really added to cabbage's credit in the last decade is its potential as a cancer-fighting food.

Nettles: Health Tonic and Veganic Fertilizer

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As a child, I remember fearing the prickles of these wild and rampant weeds. Little did I know that the sting of this plant was protecting a delicious green vegetable, a healing herb and a wonderful vegan-organic fertilizer.

3 Essential Oils for Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet

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If you pop into your local natural health store you’re likely to find a section full of different essential oils, so which three essential oils should you start building your natural medical cabinet with?

Holy Basil (Tulsi) for Stress Reduction & More (with growing instructions)

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If you’re dealing with stress and interested in natural healing, you may have heard of the term “adaptogen.” If not, such as the name implies, adaptogens are a class of herb that literally helps you to adapt; to become more resistant to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue.

Make Your Own Wheatgrass and Living Bread

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Wheatgrass juice is a rich, green chlorophyll drink, extremely high in enzymes and nutrition. Wheatgrass is easy to grow and ensures a supply of fresh, live vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. The juice can be extracted using a specialized juicer, and is great to drink straight or in a smoothie.