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The Friend

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

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Kale Smoothie for Breakfast

When the winter darkness starts to feel heavy it is time to freshen up and find new energy. Starting your day with a boosting Green Kale Smoothie will help you to tackle early dark mornings and remind you that brighter days are ahead.<p>I love breakfast and I definitely do not function properly …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Canadian snowbirds: Rules you need to know

There could soon be changes to the rules that affect U.S.-bound Canadian snowbirds.<p>A Canada-U.S. agreement is in the works to share information on …

The Smoothie That Will Make You Love Kale

I was skeptical. Kale is known to have a slightly bitter taste and a strange texture. How could that leafy green vegetable possibly satisfy my sweet …

Healthy Eating

My big, fat, meaningful Greek life

Opa! That's the traditional, zestful Greek expression of joy, excitement, and inspiration. It may also be the key to living a happier and more balanced life.<p>Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon certainly think so. The consultants, who are married, live in Santa Fe, N.M., but have ties to Toronto, where …

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Feel Amazing: Detox Kale Salad

Detox kale salad that won't make you miss a thing. From avocado to walnuts, this salad has it all.<p>From time to time, we could all use a little detox. Whether we're detoxing from a 4-hour Grey's Anatomy re-run marathon, an epic Facebook stalking session, or our weekend cinnamon roll bender, changing …

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower

<b>Prep Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>20 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>30 minutes <b>Servings</b>: 4<p>Roasted cauliflower done buffalo wing style in a spicy hot sauce!<p>ingredients<p>1 …

Tilapia Tots

Fish haters everywhere! You gotta gotta gotta try this recipe. Tilapia was never this fun to eat! Who knew? These amazing little balls are filled …

Have Bad Vision? This ‘Incredible’ & Simple Trick Allows You to See Clearly Without Glasses

A new video posted on a popular YouTube channel Sunday provides individuals with bad vision a simple trick allowing them to see clearly without glasses.<p>According to Minute Physics, those with poor vision can sharpen their eyesight by simply creating a tiny hole with their fingers and looking …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

35 Clearest Waters In The World To Swim In Before You Die - Readers Choice

Due to the huge success of our previous article 35 Clearest Waters In The World To Swim In Before You Die we had hundreds of readers suggesting other …

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Natural Remedies For Low Stomach Acid Eat beets. If they turn your urine pink/red, then you have low stomach acid. Stomach acid is a very important first step in digestion. Without enough, you can't absorb B12, and you have trouble absorbing zinc as well as several other nutrients. If you don't have adequate stomach acid, proteins aren't broken down properly, and so they can cause trouble in the small intestine and/or get absorbed whole into the bloodstream. Low stomach acid will also cause mineral deficiency, which will in turn cause even more health problems. Having strong and proper stomach acid levels is key to the proper health of your body. Typical symptoms of low stomach acid levels can be excessive belching or flatulence, particularly after meals, stool irregularity, bloating, heartburn (often thought to be caused by too much stomach acid), dry skin, iron deficiency, undigested food in the stool, chronic fatigue, etc The best way to improve stomach acid levels naturally is to reduce the amount of sugars in the diet, avoid overly processed foods such as fast foods and to take more fermented food and drink into your diet. Changing and improving your diet in this way will promote regularity and strength of the stomach, as well as the rest of the digestive system. Taking a natural alkaline/electrolyte substance into the body, such as coral calcium, aids in keeping the stomach and body strong, while also making up for any problems caused in the body by low stomach acid levels, balancing the entire system. http://amzn.to/1jfcfE2 If this is a problem for you or you tend toward frequent and chronic illness and/or irritation, the problem may ultimately reside in the health, or lack thereof, of your stomach! And regardless of current health, following these dietary suggestions will ultimately improve the health as a result and safeguard your future health as well. http://homesteadingsurvival.myshopify.com/ http://homesteadingsurvival.com/

Seven days, seven salads: These recipes will definitely win you friends

Tad Seaborn for The Globe and Mail<p>The Belle Jar<p>It’s the perfectly green (not to mention pretty) way to transport your lunch. Salads stored in mason jars can be made ahead of time and then grabbed on your way out the door and to work. Start with the dressing at the bottom and then pile in the …

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The Top 10 Natural Alternatives To Ibuprofen While Ibuprofen is a very effective anti-inflammatory, it's side effects of both ulcers or stomach and digestive tract damage as well as long term circulatory system and heart damage through constant use make the need for a natural alternative without side effects all that much more desirable and even necessary. And you won't be required to drink milk or some other thick dairy product to coat and protect your stomach from these options either. 1. Boswellia: An anti-inflammatory remedy from the Boswellia Serrata tree that grows in India. It's boswellic acids are the source of it's effectivness. The acids improve blood flow to the joints and prevent inflammation in damaged tissue. The suggested daily dose is 450 to 750 mg. You can find Boswellia here: http://amzn.to/104u2Fo 2. Capsaicin: The active compound found within chili peppers. Capsaicin is often used topically for pain. It works by interfering with pain signals sent to the brain. 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However, it can be a bit powerful on the stomach just like ibuprofen and so drinking milk or some other protective substance with or prior to taking the capsules is highly recommended. It is however not nearly as hard on the stomach as ibuprofen and has none of the other side effects or long term damaging factors associated with ibuprofen – quite the opposite actually as it actually has many regenerative effects on the body. It is also highly effective and can be taken regularly without any harmful effects. Take 900-1000mg twice daily for effective pain relief. Devil’s Claw capsules: http://amzn.to/18PQAbg 8. Feverfew: Another powerful anti-inflammatory that also improves circulation to the joints, eyes, organs, etc while delivering effective pain relief. It has long been combined with Butterbur in a 50:50 ratio since Feverfew concentrates on the small internal tissues and fine circulation while Butterbur focuses on the muscles and larger more external tissues of the body. Take 350 - 400mg 3 times daily of Feverfew or half that amount when combining with Butterbur. Feverfew capsules: http://amzn.to/1gkVohx 9. Butterbur: Another powerful anti-inflammatory that is taken in much smaller quantities due to it’s potency. It is also good in dealing with sinus troubles or other issues such as swelling and pain with mucous generating tissues. It has long been combined with Feverfew in a 50:50 ratio since Feverfew concentrates on the small internal tissues and fine circulation while Butterbur focuses on the muscles and larger more external tissues of the body. Take 75 - 100mg twice daily of Butterbur or half that amount when combining with Feverfew. Butterbur capsules: http://amzn.to/1b4xBeF 10. Arnica: Arnica Montana is a flower extract that has no known side effects. It is highly effective for pain relief, particularly for pain resulting from muscle damage, bruising or even arthritis. Since it is quite gentle on the system it has long been used to treat injured animals/pets for anything involving pain or inflammation. You will typically take 30C to 100C of Arnica depending on the severity of the pain or how widespread in the body. Arnica tablets: http://amzn.to/1b4xP5i http://homesteadingsurvival.myshopify.com/ http://homesteadingsurvival.com/

27 Chemical-Free Recipes for DIY Spring Cleaning

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14 Foods That Cleanse The Liver 1. Garlic Just a small amount of this pungent white bulb has the ability to activate liver enzymes that helps your body flush out toxins. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing. 2. Grapefruit High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit increasea the natural cleansing processes of the liver. A small glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice will help boost production of liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins. 3. Beets and Carrots Both extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene, eating both beets and carrots can help stimulate and improve overall liver function. 4. Green Tea This liver-loving beverage is chock-full of plant antioxidants known as catechins, a constituent known to assist the livers overall functions. Green tea is not only delicious, it’s also a great way to improve your overall diet. Learn more about the benefits of green tea. 5. Leafy Green Vegetables One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy greens can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced. Extremely high in plant chlorophylls, greens literally suck up environmental toxins from the blood stream. With their distinct ability to nuetralize heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver. Try incorporating leafy greens such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens and chicory into your diet. This will help increase the creation and flow of bile, the substance that removes waste from the organs and blood. 6. Avocados This nutrient-dense super-food helps the body produce glutathione, which is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful toxins. Recent studies indicate improved liver health when avocados are eaten regularly. 7. Apples High in pectin, apples hold the chemical constituents needed for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract. This, in turn, makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process. 8. Olive Oil Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp and flax-seed are great for the liver, when used in moderation. They help the body by providing a lipid base that can suck up harmful toxins in the body. In this way, it takes some of the burden off the liver in terms of the toxic overload that many of us suffer from. 9. Whole Grains Grains, such as brown rice, are rich in B-complex vitamins, nutrients known to improve overall fat metabolization, liver function and liver decongestion. If possible, do not eat foods with white flour, instead try eating whole wheat alternatives. 10. Cruciferous Vegetables Eating broccoli and cauliflower will increase the amount of glucosinolate in your system, adding to enzyme production in the liver. These natural enzymes help flush out carcinogens, and other toxins, out of our body which significantly lowers our risk of cancer. 11. Lemons & Limes These citrus fruits contain very high amounts of the vitamin C, which aids the body in synthesizing toxic material into substance that can be absorbed by water. Drinking freshly-squeezed lemon or lime juice in the morning helps stimulate the liver. 12. Walnuts Holding high amount of the amino acid arginine, walnuts aid the liver in detoxifying ammonia. Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids which support normal liver cleansing actions. Make sure you chew the nuts well (until they are liquefied) before swallowing. 13. Cabbage Much like broccoli and cauliflower, eating cabbage helps stimulate the activation of two crucial liver detoxifying enzymes that help flush out toxins. Try eating more kimchi, coleslaw, cabbage soup and sauerkraut. 14. Turmeric The liver’s favorite spice. Try adding some of this detoxifying goodness into your next lentil stew or veggie dish for an instant liver pick-me-up. Turmeric helps boost liver detox, by assisting enzymes that actively flush out known dietary carcinogens. http://homesteadingsurvival.myshopify.com/ http://homesteadingsurvival.com/

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Refrigerator Jam ...

<b>Refrigerator Jam</b><p><b>Sugar-Free, Pectin-Free, makes 2 cups</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 1/3 cup strawberries<p>2/3 cup rhubarb<p>2 T raw honey or sweetener (or to taste)<p>2 T chia …

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