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Protein Needs

Levels of protein consumption currently far exceed official recommendations. Excessive animal, dairy, and egg protein can lead to many problems, from high cholesterol levels to excessive uric acid...

Oils (and Antioxidants)

The only oil that does not become rancid is olive oil. It is the only oil that benefit ts the heart, liver, and gallbladder (as well as cholesterol levels). It can also be heated and used for cooking...

Culinary Herbs and Spices

Culinary herbs and spices are chosen for their flavors to delight the palate. To me, they also represent fun, color, and health. They are masters at dancing with our taste buds. They are nature’s aid...

Organic Foods

The word organic has become somewhat meaningless, thanks to the excess of acid rain and other environmental pollutants now prevailing. However natural a farmer or gardener tries to be, what drops...

Blood Types and Digestive Enzymes

Blood group tests are available, which some professionals believe can give you an indication of which foods suit your genetic makeup; more simply, you can just ask your doctor what blood type you are...

Food and Nutrition

The body runs on the fuel it is provided with. When we were hunters and gatherers, this fuel came in the form of foods collected in the wild, encompassing a diverse range of health-giving chemistry...

Basic Preparations of Herbs

A herb is sometimes used on its own or sometimes as part of a formula that contains several herbs. The latter, termed polypharmacy, employs a teamwork effect that is appropriate when the power of a...

Plants as Investments and Moneymakers

Plants are becoming an increasingly profitable investment. Europe, the United States, Japan, China, Brazil, and Mexico have been swept by a huge demand for herbs, which has led to an enormous...

The Plants Themselves

The best herbs to use for medicinal or culinary purposes are those collected from the wild, in areas where the plant is found growing naturally, away from contaminants. Unfortunately, the colossal...

Pesticides or Not

A problem arising from so-called monoculture (growing a single crop in the same soil year after year) concerns the use of chemical sprays. For years, because of the general gardening practices I...