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Have Yourself a Sustainable Christmas… Let Your Heart Be Light!

By Tammy Fry Kelly
December 7, 2015
File under: Environment, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating

Walk into stores on the first weekend of November and you are faced with shelves and shelves of Christmas paraphernalia, baubles, tinsel, lights, nutcrackers and the list goes on and on!  With fully six weeks to go until Christmas retailers are all over the Christmas mayhem – let me reword that…the retailers are creating the Christmas mayhem!

Most of these items are of course “made in India” or “made in China.”  And although I do not have a problem with imported goods, I do have a problem with creating plastic junk that ends up in boxes in my house or in the trash.

I always try and look at the bright side of things, so I have decided to try to make sure that I have enough time to prepare for that one day and not give in to those last minute emergency gift buying sprees and think like the eco-conscious girl that I am! …read more of Have Yourself a Sustainable Christmas… Let Your Heart Be Light! here

 
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Sweet Potato Proteins vs Cancer

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
November 23, 2015
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Superfoods

Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood. They are one of the healthiest and most inexpensive vegetables on the planet. (And one day, perhaps, even off the planet, as NASA has chosen the sweet potato for space missions.) A study at the University of Washington aimed to identify which vegetables provided the most nutrients per dollar.

In my video, Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins, you can see a graph of affordability versus nutrition for different foods. The healthiest foods, like dark green leafy vegetables, may also be the cheapest, and the highest nutrient-rich food scores per dollar were obtained for sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are not just packed with nutrition but may also have special cancer-fighting properties. In 1931, a unique protein was discovered in sweet potatoes. It turns out that 80 percent of the protein in sweet potatoes is a type of protease inhibitor with potential anticancer effects. These proteins were originally tested against leukemia and appeared to suppress the growth of leukemia cells in a petri dish. …read more of Sweet Potato Proteins vs Cancer here

 
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10 Delightful Vegan Dishes for a Hearty and Delicious Holiday Buffet

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
November 22, 2015
File under: Entertaining, Green Holiday, Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

The average American gains at least a pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, which generally accrues over time.  A minute on the lips …and who knows how long on the hips! Vegans know that there is a far better way to celebrate that is as delectable for the palate as it is good for our health, the planet and the animals

I present here ten enticing dishes that will wow family and fiends!

Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos http://bit.ly/d4nqUA …read more of 10 Delightful Vegan Dishes for a Hearty and Delicious Holiday Buffet here

 
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Trendy Tea ~ Sip Your Way to Health and Relaxation

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 29, 2015
File under: Organic, Stress Relief, Weight Control

There is simple elegance in the ritual of preparing and sipping a cup of tea.

Drinking green tea has been documented for 4,000 years and what began as medicine has grown to become the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. These days, tea drinking can be quite the adventure with an amazing range of choices.

Buddha Teas was founded by John Boyd, who was born in the U.K., heavily immersed in the culture of tea. Launched in 2009, today Buddha Teas offers 120 organic teas including more than 80 single-ingredient herbal teas. (VIDEO)

According to John Weisburger, PhD, senior researcher at the Institute for Cancer Prevention in Valhalla, N.Y., tea has about eight to ten times the polyphenols found in fruits and vegetables. …read more of Trendy Tea ~ Sip Your Way to Health and Relaxation here

 
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The Symbology of Winter Colds and Flu

By Michael Schwartz
October 26, 2015
File under: Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

Winter is around the corner and the cold and flu season is waiting to manifest. You know it’s coming.  Here is how you can protect your family from a different point of view, another perspective.

Suffering from colds and the flu are an annual occurrence for some of us, particularly at school and in the workplace. But, why doesn’t everyone get sick? Very simply, confidence!

Some are able to handle the stress they deal with, while those who get sick easily do not. Those who fall prey to these winter ailments are under stress from a variety of factors. One stressor is malnutrition, which lowers the immune system and this makes them easy targets. …read more of The Symbology of Winter Colds and Flu here

 
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