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The Medicinal Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera: A Prized Medicine Plant Aloe vera is perhaps the most ubiquitous healing plant known around the world today. Aloe was known as “the plant of immortality” to ancient Egyptians and was known as the universal panacea by Greek scientists 2,000 years ago. The healing plant has a long and close history with humans and has many uses as a simple natural remedy. Today Aloe is found in countless beauty and skincare products packaged in plastic bottles on the shelves of supermarkets and drugstores. Nutritional and Medicinal…

The Medicinal Uses of Rose

“A rose, bent by the wind and pricked by thorns, yet has its heart turned upwards” Huna of Babylon Our Human Ancestors Used Rose Medicine Rose (Rosaceae) is sometimes called the King of Flowers for its prized position in many human cultures. It's reputation as a true beauty precedes this flowering plant, but did you know that every part of rose also has special medicinal uses? Rose has a long history in natural medicine including an important place in Chinese and Native American Medicine. In medieval times roses were…

A Disease-Destined Mindset Almost Took His Life

Chris Carlton's Weight Loss and Journey to Wellness With A Raw Vegan Diet Today Chris Carlton is a posterman for healthy eating, but he had grown up believing he was destined for disease. In his first-hand account of his journey to wellness Chris says he grew up in a family where sickness was the norm. His father’s side of the family were mostly all overweight with a history of serious illness. His grandmother was known affectionately as “Big Mama.” According to Chris, “Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease and Obesity were just…

Healing Autoimmune Diseases With Plant Based Diet

Dear Sister Reya, I'm interested in the plant based diet. I have this bad autoimmune disease at the moment. It's called Ankylosing Spondylitis. Right now they can only treat the end result with tnf alpha blockers. I am interested if there's a way to stop these cells overproducing in the first place so they don't attack healthy joints and surrounding tissue. Sincerely, Ready to Heal Dear Ready to Heal, My heart goes out to you. Every day our bodies protect us from foreign invadors including bacteria and viruses. But for some…

The “Milk is Essential for Calcium” Myth

The dairy industry has spent mountains of money to convince us that "milk does a body good." Their main selling point: milk gives your body the calcium it needs. The message the dairy industry has sent is that no other food quite compares to the unique ability of cow milk to give humans this essential nutrient. The “Humans Need Cow Milk” Deception Any internet search for “Calcium” will reflect just how entrenched this myth is as almost all articles begin with describing dairy products as the main source of calcium. It is…

Young Mother Lost 300 pounds Naturally on a Vegan Diet – Kitten Barbossa’s Story

Kitten Barbosa had "hit rock bottom" in 2011. She had been in an abusive relationship and as her self-esteem plummeted, her weight had skyrocketed leaving her unable to walk without crutches and unable to drive because of her size. "I didn’t have a scale that went high enough to weigh myself and didn’t want to, but I’m pretty sure I weighed over 500 pounds at my heaviest." Kitten admits to being a cheese and dairy addict and that she ate lots of processed food, bacon, turkey, fast food, Dr. Pepper, and coffee.  She was just…

Man Lost Half His Body Weight, Naturally, on a Vegan Diet

Benji Kurtz says that on Memorial Day weekend in 2013 the answer to his "lifelong quest for good health" found him. At the time he weighed 258 pounds and was determined to lose the weight. According to Benji's first person account: "At that point in time, my weight had ballooned up as it normally did in the Spring. I’d pack the pounds onto my 5’5″ frame, up to between 250 and 265 (my all time high was 278), then I’d “low-carb” it for several months, and exercise, get down to around 220 or 230 in the Fall, and then repeat the…

Is Milk a Healthy Food?

Milk is that one food that school tells our children should be consumed with every meal. In United States schools students don't even have a choice. Want to eat?  Get a milk. Even if they don't want milk, schools will force children to take a milk and throw it out because that's the rules handed down by the USDA. When my children were in preschool and kindergarten I volunteered in the kitchen at their school and so got a behind the scenes look at the rules and pressure school kitchen staff face. If menus don't follow the…

Lions, Tumors, and Terrorists, oh my! – What do you have to be afraid of?

Taking a closer look at the leading causes of early death. Are you afraid of terrorists? Lightning? Lions? What about what’s on your dinner plate? You may be surprised to learn you are 15,800 times more likely to die from high blood pressure (Heart Disease) than from a terrorist, if you are a civilian. But these facts are rarely discussed. Mainstream media chooses to promote an agenda of fear-mongering over personal empowerment and cooperation because drama and conflict get people to tune in With hours of your attention…
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