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Epsom Salts

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By Melissa Breyer, Senior Editor, Healthy & Green LivingMany of us are deficient in magnesium, and by simply soaking in a relaxing bath with magnesium-rich Epsom salt we can boost our levels of…Continue

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Wormwood Health Benefits

Started by Ross Adam. Last reply by Ross Adam Sep 6, 2009. 2 Replies

I have been researching about the health benefits of wormwood and have found it very interesting. I have added a brief bit of info I found on the web for all to read. Also I have been occasionally…Continue

ph......... keeping our bodies alkaline

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It is important that we keep our bodies fueled with food that is mostly alkaline. A minimum of 80% of our intake should be alkaline. We can achieve a higher amount of alkaline intake by drinking…Continue

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Comment by on January 24, 2010 at 8:26am
Comment by on October 16, 2009 at 3:56am
Pass The Butter .. Please.

This is interesting . .. .

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.
It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings..

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and
only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease .
Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to butter them up')!

Chinese Proverb: When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others..
Pass the BUTTER PLEASE
Comment by Paul Manzella on September 8, 2009 at 10:16am
What an interesting idea...
Comment by David Burnett on September 7, 2009 at 5:59pm
Thanks for the invite Kimberly, great idea for a group.
Comment by Ross Adam on September 6, 2009 at 4:06am
Thank you Kimberly for the invite to your group.
Comment by on September 6, 2009 at 2:37am
Thanks for the invite Kimberly, it's a real good topic for a group and one close to my heart.
 

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