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Organic turmeric powder giveaway

Our giveaway this month is the Turmeric spice from Living Tree Community Foods.  Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant which is native to Indonesia and southern India. It is often called “the Indian solid gold”, with superpowers that help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and common types of cancer, turmeric is fast becoming a superstar spice. This item can be shipped in the US only. Sweepstakes ends April 30th, 2014. You need to take 2 healthy steps in order to win: 1. Email: and enter this code: STEPin2T. 2. Comment here and tell us why YOU should win. For all you need to know about turmeric....

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Too many diet drinks may cause heart risks in older women

Diet sodas have been marketed as a better drink choice than regular soda. New ads from major soda companies have promoted their efforts to reduce obesity, help with diabetes by releasing a product that has much fewer calories and less or no sugar compared to regular soda. But there is mounting evidence that diet sodas are in fact detrimental to our health. We have already seen how artificially sweetened drinks raise depression risk. Studies also show that diet drinks can actually make you fat, According to new research that is to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session, postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks per day have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or other heart problems. Compared to women who don’t consume diet drinks or rarely consume them, those who had two or more a...

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Study shows that eating watermelon could lower blood pressure

Watermelon is a favorite amongst kids and adults alike. This organic food is sweet, juicy and packed with health benefits. It is also a great source of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and lycopene, which may help prevent heart disease. A new study may add to this already impressive list of health benefits. A study by Associate Professor Arturo Figueroa from Florida State University published in the American Journal of Hypertension showed that watermelon significantly reduces blood pressure in overweight people both under stress and at rest. “The pressure on the aorta and on the heart decreased after consuming watermelon extract,” Figueroa explained. The study started with an observation that more people die from heart attacks in cold weather because the colder temperature causes more stress, which in turn causes increased blood pressure, forcing the heart to work harder at pumping blood into...

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Get ready for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hope Gala

Healthy and green living is a life style. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce that on Friday May 30, 2014, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Greater Bay Area Chapter will host the 2014 Hope Gala. The event will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco from 5:00pm -10:00pm It will benefit JDRF and type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The beautiful fundraiser will be Hosted by: Sam Talbot – TV Personality and Celebrity Chef. He is at the forefront of the ‘Sustainable Living’ movement, which seeks to break down the walls between the way we eat and the way we live. Last year the Hope Gala raised more than $1 million and has brought much awareness to the cause. Now in its 16th year, the Hope Gala has become a top charity event in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each year, an...

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