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The many health benefits of eating tomatoes

We always stress that eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Fresh organic foods are packed with antioxidants and unique nutrients that can keep your immune system in top shape. The nutrients in these organic foods can also help prevent and treat disease. Tomatoes are sometimes mistaken as vegetables, but they are actually fruits from the nightshade family. They are sweet, juicy, and perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While they may be tempting to eat raw, they are even more potent when they are cooked, as their nutrition gets unlocked. “Cooked tomatoes (such as in tomato sauce or tomato paste) not only increases the lycopene content that can be absorbed by your body, but also increases the total antioxidant activity,” explains Dr. Joseph Mercola, a leading physician and nutrition expert. “Consume your tomatoes, whether raw or cooked, with some type of fat, such...

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10 natural ways to get rid of common household pests

Healthy Living is a life style. It is about the food you eat, the hair and skin care you use and last but not least the natural solutions you select to clean and take care of your home and garden. If you have kids and pets this is one more reason why should opt for healthier options and avoid commercial pest control products. Make your own repellents and you will be in charge of what goes in your home and garden. This is key to healthy living. With this in mind, we have some natural ways to get rid of common household pests in your home. 1. Fix leaks as soon as possible: Make sure to fix leaky pipes as soon as possible, because cockroaches love damp places. Healthy living is about taking a preemptive step. 2. Make a tick-repelling lemon spray: Ticks avoid citrus....

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Cinnamon may stop the development of Parkinson’s disease

Eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Spices are an important category of organic foods for the unique flavor they add to dishes and amazing health benefits. Organic cinnamon is an especially potent spice, known for its immune boosting properties as well as its anti-clotting properties and blood sugar regulation benefits. In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, which adds to the one million people who already have it. While the disease itself is not fatal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks complications from Parkinson’s as the 14th leading cause of death in America. Research from scientists at Rush University Medical Center has shown that cinnamon can reverse the physical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease. The study was published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. “Cinnamon has been...

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All you need to know about one of America’s best festival: Outside Lands 2014

We are pleased to announce that the seventh annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is finally here. Called “one of America’s best,” the one of a kind green oriented festival will take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 8 – 10, 2014. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department. In its 7th consecutive year Outside Lands has set the standards and has become one of the top green festivals in the country. The 2014 music lineup is impressive and include the legendary Tom Petty, Arctic Monkeys, Kayne West and so many more artists and performers. To top it off, Outside Lands will offer food and drink options. We hear it promises to surpass last year’s 200+ food menus and California craft brews. Last but not least, Outside Lands’ green and sustainable approach must be...

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