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Health Benefits of Buckwheat

September 7, 2015 Pinkie 0

I eat buckwheat several times a week in the form of either my amazing hot and sour soup using soba noodles, as an addition to curry in place of lentils, as kasha/porridge, or buckwheat groats left overnight in plain yogurt.  […]

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Are Vitamins Bad For You?

September 7, 2015 Pinkie 0

Most health conscious people have asked themselves at one point of another whether they should take vitamin supplements to help ward off disease, boost the immune system or simply promote better health.  This question is one that people have been […]

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Health Benefits of Rooibos

June 12, 2015 Pinkie 0

Rooibos tea has many health benefits.  Also known as red tea or bush tea, it has been brewed in South Africa for centuries due to its sweet flavor and health benefits.  It is rich in micro-nutrients such as zinc, copper, […]

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Health Benefits of Tea

June 12, 2015 Pinkie 0

Tea comes in many different forms–green, oolong, black, white.  The thing they all have in common is that they are brewed from the leaves of camellia sinensis.  This evergreen tree (or shrub) has been cultivated in Asia for thousands of […]

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Health Benefits of Eucalyptus

May 7, 2015 Pinkie 0

Eucalyptus is a genus of over 700 species of trees growing almost exclusively in Australia.  Depending on the species, eucalyptus vary in size from small shrubs to large trees.  Some types have a very fast growth habit which makes them […]

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Make Friends With Your Intestinal Flora

April 21, 2015 Pinkie 0

Alternate title: Dude, there’s something wrong with your pooper. I’ve been fermenting food for a little while now.  One of the main reasons I started doing it was to preserve food without the normal heat canning methods which can both […]

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Health Benefits of Thyme

April 20, 2015 Pinkie 0

Although thyme is generally thought of as a culinary herb, the numerous positive health benefits of thyme make it valuable as a medicinal herb as well.  It has several beneficial compounds, the most important of which is thymol.  Thyme is […]

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Health Benefits of Cloves

April 20, 2015 Pinkie 0

Cloves originated in Indonesia but are now grown throughout Asia and all the way into East Africa.  The spice is derived from the bud of the flower of a tropical evergreen plant.  The flower is pink but it is dried […]

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Health Benefits of Hemp

April 20, 2015 Pinkie 0

Ah, hemp.  In some circles this plant has a bad reputation because of its link to cannabis and the underground marijuana market but the fact is that there’s nothing shady about hemp.  It is THC free, available for purchase legally […]

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Health Benefits of Boswellia Serrata

April 13, 2015 Pinkie 0

Boswellia, commonly known as Frankincense, is a tree grown in India, the Middle East & Africa. Resins from the tree have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for millennia and western medicine is beginning to take note of boswellic healing properties […]

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