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The only way food manufacturers are able to get away with their food labeling tricks of today is because the vast majority of consumers are so incredibly out of touch with their food, where it comes from, and how it is produced. One of the most outrageous food labeling tricks today? The scam of labeling …

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I’ve coordinated a large buying club which supports several local dairy farms for the past 12 or so years. During that time, I’ve answered all manner of questions on freezing milk and proper use, storage, and fermentation of dairy products both pasteurized and fresh from the cow (or goat). It’s exciting to witness an ever-increasing …

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Switching to honey from refined sweeteners is a common first step for many who seek to improve their diet and overall health. This would include baking and cooking honey for recipes used in the home. Certainly, honey is a most traditional superfood that is praised in ancient texts and a component of numerous traditional diets …

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Writing prescriptions is arguably one of the most common tasks that a medical doctor performs on any given day. In 2011 alone, over 4.2 billion prescriptions, or scripts. were written in the United States. This breaks down to 13 prescriptions per person on average in a single year with 12 of the 13 actually filled by the …

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Yacon is a species of perennial daisy native to South America. It is a close relative of the sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke and has been cultivated and consumed traditionally from Colombia to northern Argentina since pre-Incan times. Succulent, tuberlous yacon roots, not to be confused with the turnip-like legume jicama in Ecuador, have been used as …

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Yerba mate is suddenly everywhere. From the check-out aisle at Whole Foods to the tea selection at your favorite café, “mate” is taking North America by storm. A species of holly native to areas in Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil, Ilex paraguariensis, the Latin name for the yerba mate shrub, grows surprisingly tall to about …

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It seems a lot of people are experimenting with the ancient wheat known as einkorn, the only completely nonhybridized form of wheat left on Planet Earth. This is wonderful, as reviving the foods and preparation methods of our healthy ancestors is the most basic key to recovering wellness in this modern age filled with nutritional …