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Amazing Plant-Based Skin Care

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
September 5, 2016
File under: Natural Products, Skin Care, Vegan

It is often said that that those who adhere to the plant based diet enjoy better health and are more youthful, so whenever I am asked about my skin care regime, it is a reminder of how beneficial the vegan diet has been for me.

If I had known the ease and low cost of my current skincare regime, I could have avoided decades of expensive hassle, numerous products and time consuming morning and nighttime rituals.

And how about sunscreen? That could be a whole separate article, but suffice it to say you don’t want those chemicals on your skin all day. Oh the years I struggled with choosing, using, and carrying around sunscreens. That is no longer an issue …

Once I went vegan, the facialist would skip the extraction process, telling me I no longer had blackheads or blemishes to remove. Gradually I stopped getting facials. Was it really dairy and meat that was clogging up my pores? Yes… yes it was! …read more of Amazing Plant-Based Skin Care here

 
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How Big Food Twists the Science

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
August 31, 2016
File under: Food Production, Food Supply, Health Concerns

 

Just like mosquitoes are the vectors of spread for malaria, a landmark article published recently in one of the most prestigious medical journals described large food corporations as the vectors of spread for chronic disease. Unlike “infectious disease epidemics, however, these corporate disease vectors implement sophisticated campaigns to undermine public health interventions.” Most mosquitoes don’t such good PR firms.

A key message was that “alcohol and ultra-processed food and drink industries use similar strategies as the tobacco industry to undermine effective public health policies and programs.” What they mean by ultra-processed are things like burgers, frozen meals, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, potato chips, doughnuts and soda pop.

But how is the food industry like the tobacco industry? …read more of How Big Food Twists the Science here

 
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Kamut Khorason Wheat, Highly Nutritious and Easier to Digest

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 25, 2016
File under: Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Whole Grains

Khorasan wheat, sometimes called Oriental wheat is an ancient grain and the term Khorasan refers to a region in the northeast of modern-day Iran, ancient Mesopotamia. This actual grain is twice the size of today’s wheat and is known for its rich, nutty flavor[1]

Kamut® has been a registered trademark by Kamut International since 1990, after Bob Quinn, a fourth generation Montana farmer with a PhD in biochemistry spent 10 years cultivating a specific variety of Khorasan wheat. In ancient Egypt, ‘Kamut’ meant ‘wheat, grain and wheaten bread.’ The reason word Kamut could be registered as a trademark was because it belongs to a dead language. …read more of Kamut Khorason Wheat, Highly Nutritious and Easier to Digest here

 
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Awesome Chocolate Fudge Bars – Easy and Delicious!

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
August 13, 2016
File under: Dairy Free, Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Many of us grew up eating frozen fudge bars and loved them!

However, as we left childhood behind and committed to the invigorating, slimming and delicious plant based diet, fudge bars were left behind, as vegan fudge bars are practically non-existent.  There is one brand I am aware of that costs about $1.50 a bar and that is if you can find them.

Don’t give up yet … it’s really easy to make your own frozen bars at home in just five minutes at a cost of only about fifty cents a bar.

A typical packaged fudge bar contains unhealthy ingredients, such as, dairy products, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), alkali processed cocoa, carrageenan, artificial flavors and a host of other additives.[1] …read more of Awesome Chocolate Fudge Bars – Easy and Delicious! here

 
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Hot off the Griddle ~ High Protein Strawberry Banana Pancakes With No Added Fat!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 6, 2016
File under: Dairy Free, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Pancakes are delicious, quick to the table and really easy to make!

It seems that pancakes have been with us for a very long time.

The ancient Greeks and Romans ate pancakes that were sweetened with honey and in the Elizabethan era pancakes, made from a flour and egg batter were a popular breakfast food flavored with spices, rosewater, sherry and apples.

With origins in the Middle Ages, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day falls on the first Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, a day of feasting before the beginning of Lent. Traditionally lots of pancakes were eaten as a way to use up eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting during Lent.

There is evidence of pancake cookery from the Stone Age. Analysis of grinding tools from about 30,000 years ago suggests that pancakes were among the first foods that humans learned to cook. …read more of Hot off the Griddle ~ High Protein Strawberry Banana Pancakes With No Added Fat! here

 
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