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Thursday, 21 September


Scientists Find That Intelligence Is Inherited From Mothers, Not From Fathers allabouthealthyfood

While this article might raise a few eyebrows among dads, a recent genetic study suggests that we probably inherit intelligence from the female X chromosome.

This chromosome contains thousands of genes, a great deal of which affect perception. Until now, it was generally believed that those parents equally contribute to their child`s intelligence.  Interestingly enough, this research has been proven both accurate and questionable.

Many studies emphasize the fact that genetics is a highly complex and challenging field of research. In spite of the strong division on the subject, it is best to approach the studies from an objective perspective. Therefore, it is useful to present a few facts about how X and Y chromosome function in the first place.

A chromosome is a formation made of nucleic acids and protein. They both store and transfer generic information. Every person has a pair of the chromosome in each cell of the body. Females have two X chromosomes while males have one X and one Y chromosome.

Genetic features of gender-specific genes, like humans posses, are either activated or deactivated depending on the specific selection and, eventually, the characteristics being affected.  The activated ones affect the genetic environment while the deactivated genes won`t. Therefore, if a single feature is activated via the mother, the genes from the father are deactivated.  On the other hand, if a single feature is impacted via the mother, the maternal genes are deactivated.

The structure of these genes creates the foundation of intelligence research.  Women are more likely to affect cognitive abilities, since women have two X chromosomes while men carry only one.  There is more to add up to this theory of intelligence genetics than just the X chromosomes.

At this point gender-specific genes come in. Intelligence is believed to be a highly-gender-specific gene which comes from the mother. Researchers used genetically-modified mice to try out this theory.  They found that the subjects that were administered maternal genetic chromosomes developed an improperly larger brain and skull and much smaller body.

On the other hand, subjects which were administered mainly paternal genetic material developed larger body and smaller brain and skull. Additionally, researchers made other observations, such as identifying 6 areas of the brain that consist either maternal or paternal genes.

The theory that mothers have larger influence on child`s intelligence is not a new one though. Back in 1984, the University of Cambridge examined genomic conditioning and brain development, concluding that maternal genes provide more material to the brain. A Scottish study which followed 12,686 people aged 14 to 22 and monitored their intelligence over the course of many years, has found that mother`s IQ is the best indicator of high intelligence.

Needless to say, this theory will not be accepted by everyone.  But, the...


8 Ways to Use Aloe Vera Gel for Skin and Hair allabouthealthyfood

Aloe vera gel goes back to Greek and Egyptian civilizations, is best known for the wonders it does on the skin and hair, promotes hair growth and can also help you say goodbye to acne, wrinkles and unpleasant tan by Neglect of so much sun exposure. Aloe vera gel was considered by the Greeks as the universal panacea while the Egyptians called it the plant of immortality. He is able to help in the treatment of burns, psoriasis , diabetes, constipation and dental caries.

8 ways to use Aloe Vera gel to improve your skin and hair

1. Use it as a hair package for hair growth:

if you normally worry about hair loss, aloe vera gel will be of great help to you as it does wonders. The aloe vera gel is able to stimulate the natural growth of new hair follicles and even strengthens existing ones. To enjoy this benefit you should only mix it with castor oil, use 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 1 castor oil , apply it on the scalp and massage it for 2-3 minutes, then wash your hair with the shampoo you normally use . In case you do not like the castor oil you can substitute it with olive oil.

2. Aloe Vera as a hair conditioner:

using it as a conditioner will make it possible to get rid of dry and rough hair, you can apply it directly to the hair or you can mix it with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 avocado puree, by mixing them evenly you can apply it to leather Hairy Cover your hair with a swimming cap and wash it after 10-15 minutes, feel your hair softer and give you healthy growth.

3. Uses aloe vera gel as anti-aging mask:

it is also very effective in combating wrinkles, in fact, it has been proven that aloe vera gel has anti-aging properties . You can use it as a mask for this purpose and for this you should only have: 3-4 tablespoons of almond paste, mix all these ingredients properly and then apply it on your previously cleaned skin, let it act until completely dry and wash with plenty of water Cold

4. Eliminate Acne:

Acne is suffered by most teenagers but adults do not get rid of it either, however with aloe vera gel you will not have to worry about it as it will help you get rid of it completely , apply it On your face and let it act until it dries, then wash your face with enough cold water, after 1 week you will observe the results.

5. Help to eliminate the bad tan:

with the aloe vera you can get rid of the bad tan, take some aloe vera gel, mix it with a few drops of lemon juice and apply the mixture on your face and neck, let it act for 10- 15 minutes, wash face with cold or lukewarm water.


-If you have a history of skin diseases, it is preferable to avoid using aloe vera
-Always be sure to consult with a professional doctor before you start using aloe vera.


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See It Here. Buy It Here. Keep It Here. Whole Foods Magazine

The call came in from someone with a story idea within minutes after our weekly email newsletter went out carrying a lead item about Day One price cuts at the new Whole Foods + Amazon.

As the first editor this independent health store owner tried to reach, I got the full brunt of his frustration. What is it with the media? Are you advertising for Whole Foods? Why arent you writing about how the independents are going to fight back? Are you just lazy? Did someone declare this a national holiday? Its like were all celebrating!

We have great plans for thriving, the caller Michael Kanter told me. In 1974, Kanter co-founded Cambridge Naturals, which is now a 2,800-square-foot natural upscale health store based in Cambridge, MA. Kanter has six Whole Foods Markets within a 3.5-mile radius.
If we dont come around to the idea of supporting local independent businesses, we will be sunk. If we dont learn to partner with each other, we are likely to be sunk. We are that community and support. Curated products. Local companies. Community, he said.

Whats key, Kanter added, is to connect the impact of local business to the local economy. He gave it a tag line: See it here. Buy it here. Keep it here. We support a lot of local non-profits, he added. Kanter is also a board member of the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA).

For his part, Kanter sees plenty of opportunity and plans to ramp up everything. It starts with using his years of expertise to find great products that are not everywhere. His top priorities:
Curate and find products not in the Amazon warehouses.
Sample those products.
Maintain an awesome customer experience.

Serendipitously I found myself in the company of another independent health food store owner at dinner one night over Labor Day weekend at the Omega Institute.

Becky Tarditi, co-founder of Pangaea Naturals in Manahawkin, NJ, told me shes not really concerned about Amazon + Whole Foods. She knew some prices were going to be dropped, but its not why people come to her store. The floor clerk I met at Mother Earths Storehouse in Kingston, NY, knew her probiotics but had no idea Amazon had purchased Whole Foods Market. (If youre ever in that neighborhood, Mother Earths is the place to grab lunch.)

Will Whole Foods soon be old news? Thats what Corinne Shindelar, CEO of INFRA, suggested when I talked to her. Read more about what INFRA plans in response to Amazon on page 12.

As for me, I vow to make the effort to get all sides of the story. Please do call me! Im at 908-769-1160, ext. 216. I want to hear how youre doing and what youre up to.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine October 2017

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Can You Find Good Employees? Whole Foods Magazine

Theres an old saying, Youth is wasted on the young. As an independent natural products retailer, you probably wish you could hire someone who possesses the wisdom that comes with age, but with the back muscles of a high school wrestler. Because retail is a physical sport, you must recruit able-bodied individuals with enough energy to work the long hours, both early and late. This means you wont be able to fully staff your store using the oldest and wisest candidates, but must select from the younger, more active set, whose personalities, shall we say, are still forming.

Add to this demographic dilemma the attitude most people have that retail is not a career. A store-clerk gig, in the minds of most, is a waypoint on the path to something more intellectually engaging and financially rewarding. What can you do to overcome these two major obstacles?

Be About Something Larger Than Yourself
In its heyday, Whole Foods Market was one of the coolest places to work. The products were cutting edge, the stores were beautiful, the shoppers were trill (true and real, a millennial update of hip). It was a place to see and be seen. In the 1990s, it was perhaps the best example of the community space described by Ray Oldenburg in his 1989 book The Great Good Place, as the third place, after home and work, where people spontaneously gather and socialize.

As a result, Whole Foods didnt have to work hard to recruit highly motivated employees. Energetic, quality-oriented, smart young people naturally gravitated there to work. This is a phenomenon known as self-selection, where people select themselves into a group of individuals with like characteristics. It really worked for Whole Foods.

The Independent Play
Although you cant be as highly visible or influential as Whole Foods, you can still make an impression in your community and help inspire the desire to work in your store. Ive seen it happen in the best independents around the country. The common thread among them is a single word: integrity. The dictionary defines integrity as adhering to moral and ethical principle; being of sound moral character; honesty.

The most successful independents I know all possess integrity, but more important, they put it to use. Every day, these retailers actively model the behavior they want their employees to mirror.

Empathy; listening intently to and acknowledging customers concerns while putting aside ones own.

Explaining to employees the principles behind the policies; such as, why we stand behind our products with an unconditional satisfaction guarantee.

Engaging the customer with questions to gain a fuller understanding before making recommendations, including not just product, but awareness of stress triggers, the importance of rest, and of having fun.

Give to Get
The other t...


Collagen: What Holds Us Together Whole Foods Magazine

Collagen is derived from the Greek word kolla, meaning glue. It is the glue that literally holds the body together and is vital to maintaining our health (1). Medical News Today reports collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and provides structure and strength to skin, muscles, bones and connective tissues (2). Collagen levels can deplete with age; this is where specific supplements and powders may be beneficial. Natural anti-aging products commonly use collagen for its myriad of benefits.

Collagen supplements have been a trend in the natural products world for bone and joint health categories as well as nutraceutical skincare applications. In a study, it was found that oral supplementation of collagen peptides had beneficial effects like improvement of elasticity and firmness of skin (3). High-quality protein powders are becoming increasingly popular, says Dr. Jonny Bowden (4). Powders offer a greater dose of collagen peptides and also serve as a high-quality protein source.

Another trend that has emerged is combining collagen powder in with foods and drinks. Through a simple search online, many recipes and ideas can be found on how to include collagen powder in diets. Whats the benefit of this method? Its one less pill to have to take every day, all while getting the same benefits.

Chewable multi-vitamins are becoming increasingly popular among adults. Similarly, as chewable products are becoming more popular, manufacturers of collagen supplements are meeting this demand with collagen chews, seeing the potential of offering tasty flavors that make taking collagen easy and attractive.

There are many different types of collagen, but those most commonly found in the body are types I, II and III. What are the differences between them?

Type I is found throughout the body in skin, tendon, bone, ligaments, teeth and interstitial tissues (5). It is also synthesized in response to injury, and represents over 90% of collagen found in the body (6). Type I is quite unique in its strength in terms of tensile strength with the ability to stretch without breaking; its stronger than steel (5). Type II is a main component of cartilage and the vitreous humor, a substance and tissue in the eyeball. Type III is found in artery walls and other hollow organs as well as skin, muscles and blood vessels (6).

Collagen Loss
Collagen in the skin naturally decreases by 1% each year after the age of 20 (5). The bodys ability to produce collagen also decreases, and around the age of 30, levels can drop 2% each year. During this loss, healthy collagen can also be damaged (1). Over the years this can build up and take a toll on skin, causing wrinkles, thinning and sagging. Brittle nails, hair and poor skin conditions can be a sign of joint issues, which are also caused by loss of collagen production. A third of Americans over the age of 60 suffer from joint hea...


Niacin: The Original Megavitamin Is More Important Than Ever Whole Foods Magazine

We have been discussing the importance of niacin with Dr. Andrew Saul. So far we have discussed niacins role in overcoming schizophrenia, arthritis, high blood cholesterol, as well as learning and behavior disorders. Now lets look at skin cancer and birth defect news and a general overview of Dr. Abram Hoffers research.

Dr. Andrew W. Saul has been an orthomolecular medical writer and lecturer for 41 years. Dr. Saul has taught clinical nutrition at New York Chiropractic College and postgraduate continuing education programs. He was also on the faculty of the State University of New York for nine years. Two of those years were spent teaching for the university in both womens and mens penitentiaries.

Dr. Saul is editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles. His bestselling book Doctor Yourself has been translated into eight languages. He has written a dozen other books, four of them as coauthor with Abram Hoffer, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Sauls educational website is, the largest peer-reviewed, non-commercial natural healing resource on the Internet. He is a board member of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy. Saul was inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2013. He is featured in the documentaries FoodMatters and That Vitamin Movie.

New health benefits of niacin continue to be discovered. As we go to press, an Australian dermatologist, Dr. Gary Halliday, and his team have published a review in Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine calling for clinical trials of niacinamide to prevent melanoma (1). Dr. Halliday, professor of dermatology at the University of Sydney, and his team see niacinamide (vitamin B3) as a low-cost way of preventing melanoma skin cancer. They point out that nicotinamide enhances DNA repair and reduces inflammation caused by ultraviolet radiation. The researchers point to the results from the clinical trial, which reduced the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk individuals, and said it would be worthwhile to determine whether it would also be useful for high-risk melanoma patients.

Passwater: Dr. Saul, we have seen reports before this study about niacins protective effect against non-melanoma skin cancer. What is the most likely mechanism involved?

Saul: Niacin (or niacinamide, also called nicotinamide) reduces two key pathways to carcinogenesis: DNA damage and UV-induced

Passwater: Figure 1 graphically depicts this from the excellent article in Melanoma Letters (2) by Drs. Diona Damian, Andrew Martin and Gary Halliday, who are Australian researchers. By the way, this is an excellent article for researchers as well as the public.

Saul: Niacins role is probably much the same for all...


A Stain on Codex Whole Foods Magazine

Editors Note: This article is intended for information purposes only. Because state and municipal laws vary greatly, as do the circumstances of individual cases, readers are advised to contact an attorney for specific legal advice. Scott C. Tips 2017

You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing. Thomas Sowell

Natural health was dealt another series of blows during the week of July 16-22, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting held in that summer-hot city. There, the Commission decided to accept the miserably low daily levels for vitamin D and vitamin E that the Codex Nutrition committee had proposed to its parent body, the Commission. There, the Commission decided that glyphosate and many other pesticides posed no threat to human, animal or insect health. There, the Commission lost its way, clearly caving in to industry interests and abandoning its integrity and the values upon which it was founded.

Remember, the Codex Alimentarius Commission is a worldwide body that since 1963 has been setting food standards for international and, in many cases, domestic trade. Part of Codexs strategic goals is for its food standards to be applied within every member countrys borders. The National Health Federation (NHF), a Codex accredited INGO, actively participates in Codex meetings by its persistently vocal insistence on decisions that will create optimal health and health freedom.

Setting the Tone for the Meeting
The very first day of the Commission meeting most of the important issues were discussed. The NHF supported the European Union when it objected to a Lasalocid sodium Maximum Residue Level (MRL) being set for this antibacterial agent given to animals in their feed. Once an MRL is set, then the substance can be freely sold across international borders; but in this case, as the EU delegate argued, there is no way to set an acute reference dose and therefore we cannot know if the substance is safe for consumers. The EU and NHF were joined in opposition by Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and Cuba. Despite this significant opposition, the outgoing Chairwoman Awilo Pernet ruled that the MRL was adopted, much to the delight of the animal-drug industry.

Vitamins D and E Massacred
As you will recall, last December, the Codex Nutrition Committee decided that 5-15 micrograms (200-600 IUs) /day of vitamin D and 9 milligrams (13.5 IUs)/day of vitamin E are all that humanity needs. (See my article Codex Lazy Monkeys, at This was a health-destroying decision that completely ignored modern nutritional science.

So, as the parent body for all its committees, the Codex Alimentarius Commission had to either adopt or reject the Nutrition Committee...


Understanding Certifications Whole Foods Magazine

T he U.S. Food and Drug Administraton (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) dont regulate every food label out there, which is where third parties step in and certify products, with standards that may even exceed government organizations.

Types of Certifications
Organic. This is a certification regulated by USDA and products have to undergo testing to be classified as 100% organic. Accredited USDA certifying agents are sent to the farm or facility manufacturing the product to verify it meet criteria outlined by the Secretary of Agriculture. Agents make sure no synthetic chemicals or pesticides are used in any part of the growing, processing, or packaging process. Soil used to grow crops must be free of fertilizers containing synthetic ingredients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, lime or potash. Natural poisons like arsenic are also prohibited under organic standards. USDA organic also covers what can and cannot be fed to livestock. Growth hormones, antibiotics and other medications are tested for and prohibited. During processing, synthetic ingredients like sulfites, nitrates, nitrites and non-organic ingredients may not be used. For packaging, there can be no fungicides, preservatives or fumigants used nor can there be a history of the packaging coming into contact with non-organic substances that would compromise the organic quality of the product.

Farms and factories are tested on an annual basis to be able to maintain their organic status (3). Organic finished products can be 100% organic, organic with at least 95% organic ingredients, or made with organic ingredients, which is about 70% organic (1).
Farms that are not organic also have the opportunity to transition to organic. That is why QAI, Inc. launched a Certified Transitional seal, so that companies moving toward organics can command a premium and sustain the cost of the transition over the required three years it takes to make the switch. USDA in partnership with the Organic Trade Association will also oversee approved Accredited Organic Certifying Agents with the National Certified Transitional Program.

Non-GMO. GMO stands for genetically modified organism or organisms that have been manipulated or created in a lab environment. Products most at-risk of being genetically modified include corn, soybeans and canola. The most prolific GMO is probably Roundup-ready corn from the agrochemical company Monsanto. GMOs fly in the face of organic because they are genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, brand name Roundup, encouraging the use of herbicides and pesticides. There is also much debate on the safety of GMOs in the food supply and critics believe consumption of GMOs will result in long term health problems. There is also the issue of cross contamination of plants that are not GMO and the lack of biodiversity in the food supply. GMOs are banned in a host of d...


Whats Selling: October 2017 Whole Foods Magazine

Whats Selling is a monthly review of the best-selling products determined from unit sales at six natural products stores around the country, rotated from a base of selected stores. The intention is to provide indications of sales trends.

If your store is interested in being included in our Whats Selling Column, e-mail:

The Market, Rapid City, SD (6,500 ft)

SUPPLEMENTS: Innovavue Technologies,
Garcinia Cambogia Extract 1500 (Full Line);
Natures Way, Alive! Womens Once Daily;
EuroPharma, Terry Naturally CuraMed

FOOD: Almonds (Bulk);
Organic Strawberries (Bulk);
Raw Pumpkin Seeds (Bulk)

HABA: Now Foods, Peppermint Oil;
Black Crow Soap, Full Line;
Chandrika, Bar Soap

BEVERAGES:  El Dorado, Spring Water;
Penta, Purified Water;
Huberts Lemonade, Strawberry

UP & COMING:  Numo, Beef Bone Broth Kit;
Halo Top, Ice Cream (Full Line);
Country Life, Iron-Tek Collagen

Gods Little Garden, Cranberry, PA (1,800 ft)

SUPPLEMENTS: Zand Herbalozenge, Zinc Sweet Elderberry;
Alacer Corp., Emergen-C (Full Line);
North American Herb & Spice Co., OregaResp

FOOD:  Samis Bakery, Millet & Flax Bread;
Bragg Live Foods, Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar;
Daiya, Mozzarella Style Shreds

HABA: Australian Natural Soap, (Full Line);
Cylinder Works, Beeswax Cylinders;
Natracare , Organic Cotton Panty Liners

BEVERAGES: Zevia, Soda (Full Line);
Poland Spring, Natural Spring Water;
Maine Root, Root Bee...


Keeping Your Ear to the Ground Whole Foods Magazine

Raw materials determine the quality of any finished product. This is something responsible manufacturers of dietary supplements, food and cosmetics understand and therefore strive for the highest standards when sourcing their ingredients. Of course, not every manufacturer has the same standards and many conventional mainstream products continue to sell genetically modified, pesticide laden foods, and chemicals to customers. However, it is clear that the consumer is becoming wise to their act and increasingly reading labels, concerned about what they are putting in and on their bodies. This has been a common theme throughout the articles WholeFoods has published, but how does this influence the other end of the supply chain, the raw materials supplier?

Consumer Trends and Industry Response
The most obvious result of consumer demand for higher quality products are perhaps the highly visible seals marketed on product labels such as the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) Certified Organic seal as well as the popular third party certification Non-GMO Project Verified. While the entire supply chain is responsible for determining the status of the final product, it all begins with the raw ingredient, based on the agricultural methods used to grow it as well as the processing of extracts and powders to be used in finished products.

Consumers are looking for more organically-derived materials and moving away from materials with excipients and synthetic preservatives, says Sendhil Pani, president, Bayir Inc, based in Hamilton, NJ. For example, our industry was using rice flour and dicalcium phosphate as fillers for some time. Weve moved away from this towards more natural alternatives because of consumer interest.

As Randy Kreienbrink, VP of marketing, BI Nutraceuticals, based in Rancho Dominguez, CA, explains, consumers want clean label, fewer ingredients, natural flavors and colors as well as local, regional ingredients. Besides that, he explains, things that can really turn off a potential customer are chemical-sounding ingredients, so theyre really looking for simplicity and minimally processed ingredients. Consumers demand from the manufacturer and the manufacturer demands from the supplier, but now, given the amount of discourse about GMOs, organic agriculture and other issues, suppliers are listening more closely to consumers to get ahead of the competition and give people what they want.

Sandra Gillot, CEO of Benexia, based in Santiago, Chile says that vegan and allergen-free are two trends well suited for her companys chia products that support food, cosmetic and dietary supplement applications. In the growing area of vegan and allergen-free dietary supplements, [chia raw materials] combine well with others such as rice powder, coconut powder, cocoa powder, she explains.

What becomes clear is that people want to be healthier. For many, this means avoiding what is bad for th...


6 Steps to Start a Private Label Brand Whole Foods Magazine

Visit any local market and look in each aisle. Its probably safe to say at least one will have and even feature the stores very own natural or organic branded product. Though this may not seem like news, with $118 billion in sales for 2016, according to a recent Nielsen report, starting a private label brand may be a great strategy to raise profit margins and strengthen a stores brand while increasing shoppers loyalty.

Taking the plunge and committing to start a private label can be a daunting and overwhelming venture for anyone who is first starting out. To help, WholeFoods asked private label experts what the most important points were to help dissect the private label process from start to finish.

Step 1: Finding a Product

With many different categories and unique products in the industry, it can be hard to know where to start when determining the type of product to sell. It may be best to choose a product you are passionate about, says Adam Stark, chief miscellaneous officer and second generation co-owner of Debras Natural Gourmet in Concord, MA, who suggests going for the low-hanging fruit. If youre already selling 200 bottles of vitamin D a month, its no big deal to switch over half those sales to a house brand. But if youve never sold supplements before, its going to be a lot harder.

For Ramona Billingslea, marketing manager of Betsys Health Foods in Houston, TX, starting a private label line also meant starting out with the companys main strength supplements. However, Billingslea notes the company was also careful to not choose products that might detract from a category leader with a manufacturer whose numbers we needed to maintain.
A disadvantage to offering private label in a retail store is the risk of not only reducing sales of a top performing brand needed to pull in the stores revenue, but also jeopardizing relationships with popular branded companies that may feel undercut by a private label product that mimics the item that the brand worked hard to create, market and educate the consumer [to recognize], says Amy Lotker, owner/president of Better For You Foods LLC, a private label product manufacturer in Delray Beach, FL.

For retailers looking to simply freshen up their lines or who are interested in something other than supplements, Karl S. Halpert, president and CEO of Private Label Select Ltd. Co., Taos, NM, a manufacturer of organic and natural personal care products states his company regularly receives requests for, and the market continues to see a rising trend in SPF products. Sunscreens that utilize the inorganic UVA/UVB blockers (zinc and titanium dioxide) currently outperform conventional sunscreens at retail levels, says Halpert.

In addition, with regards to food, Lotker has seen a rise in request for USDA Certified Organic pizzas, gluten-free pizzas made with ancient grain and others with sprouted grains as well as bread...


The next Wheat Belly Detox CHALLENGE begins Wednesday, October 4th! Dr. William Davis

Through my New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly, millions of people learned how to reverse years of chronic health problems by removing wheat from their daily diets. Now, I have created an easy and accessible 10-Day Detox Program.

The Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox supplies you with carefully designed meal plans and delicious recipes to fully eliminate wheat and related grains in the shortest time possible. Perfect for those who may have fallen off the wagon or for newcomers who need a jump-start for weight loss, this new addition to the Wheat Belly phenomenon guides you through the complete 10-Day Detox experience.

In addition to this quick-start program, Ill teach you:

  • How to recognize and reduce wheat-withdrawal symptoms,
  • How to avoid common landmines that can sabotage success
  • How to use nutritional supplements to further advance weight loss and health benefits

The Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox also includes:

Inspiring testimonials from people who have completed the program (and have now made grain-free eating a way of life)

Exciting new recipes to help get your entire family on board

To join the Detox Challenge:

Step 1
Get the book. And read it (at least the first 5 chapters). Detox Challenge participants should be informed and active in order to get the most out of the challenge and private Facebook group. READING THE WHEAT BELLY DETOX BOOK IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. PLEASE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK.


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10 Ways to Enjoy Autumn Homespun Seasonal Living

Every season has its special, unique things. Fall is no different. Make the most of these unique things with these 10 simple ways to enjoy Autumn. Gather Rose Hips These fruits are some of the most amazing (and most often overlooked) parts of fall. Theyre healing and tasty. Dry them for use in tea, turn []

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Why Does The Boys and Girls Club Want You And Your Kids To Eat Poorly? Weighty Matters

The short answer of course is money.

The slightly longer answer is society's normalized use of junk food to fund raise.

In the Boys and Girls Club's case, they're apparently quite comfortable taking money from fast food restaurants who, in a brilliant bit of marketing, sell packs of free kids meals in return for a donation (which presumably gets shared with The Boys and Girls Club).

Give $3 to Montana's (a fast casual BBQ restaurant chain in Canada), and you'll get 3 free kids meals.

Give $5 to Swiss Chalet (a fast casual rotisserie chicken restaurant chain in Canada) and you'll get 5 free kids meals.

As far as kids meals go, the Center for Science in the Public Interest once ran a comprehensive study of various kids meals. They determined that of the over 3,500 they analyzed, 97% were either too high in calories, sodium, or sugar (or all of the above).

Of course, the adult meals aren't any better and also provide wallops of calories, sodium, and/or sugar, and no doubt, the business model for the restaurants is that they can give away the kids meals because of course, their parents will be eating too.

Also notable is the irony found in The Boys and Girls Club's Twitter banner where they include "Healthy Snacks and Meals" in their listing of what they do.


This Is Not The Paleo Diet Dr. William Davis

With all the talk about reverting back to the dietary roots of our species, some may ask: Isnt this the same as the paleo diet, the popular interpretation of diet prior to agriculture?

The Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyle and the popular notion of a Paleolithic diet overlap substantially, but there are differences. So lets discuss the points of difference.

First of all, I am not bashing the ideas promoted by followers of the paleo concepts. The ideas they follow are much better than conventional notions of healthy eating, and wonderful results can indeed be achieved on a paleo diet. Many authors from the paleo community are among my friends.

We both agree on this notion that reverting to the dietary habits and foods that molded us evolutionarily for 2.5 million years is logical, representing a return to habits to which our bodies have adapted. We both reject all grains, the biggest issue of all, given their relatively recent introduction 10,000 years ago. Bad enough if consumed in their natural state, the actions of agribusiness made wheat, corn, and other grains much worse, so there are no points of contention here. We both also reject the use of refined sugar; sweeteners such as agave nectar and high-fructose corn syrup; oils such as corn, soybean, and canola; and highly processed commercial and genetically modified foods. So we agree on over 90 percent of dietary issues.

But there are indeed differences

In the Wheat Belly and Undoctored approach, we limit digestible carbohydrates. In most popular versions of the paleo diet, carbohydrate/sugar sources like honey, maple syrup, and fruit are consumed ad lib.

Why do we limit carbohydrates?

We limit carbs because the majority of people starting out on this lifestyle have type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or some degree of insulin resistance. We limit carbs because a lifetime of drinking soft drinks and eating breakfast cereals and other sugar/carb sources may have damaged some of the beta cells in your pancreas that produce insulin; any more damage and you may los...


6 Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil Natural Remedies

This is a DIY video showing you how to incorporate coconut oil into your daily beauty routine.


Razor Whole Foods Magazine

Preserve Products introduced its new Shave 5 Razor System made from recycled products. Preserve Shave 5 has 5 ceramic coated blades and a lubricating strip made of cocoa butter and aloe. The product is BPA free, made in the USA and joins Preserves existing product line of toothbrushes and compostable plates, bowls and cups.
657 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451,

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Skincare Whole Foods Magazine

OZNaturals Skincare has taken the first steps in changing the formulation of its products to cold-processed. This method takes place at room temperature without adding heat or petrochemicals, allowing the active ingredients to remain fresh and potent. The process also includes OZNaturals patented Biopreserve Complex, a natural mineral complex system developed by the companys scientists. This supports the skins natural processes and removes nonessential preservatives.

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Beauty Oils Whole Foods Magazine

La Tourangelle offers a line of organic, Non-GMO Project Verified beauty oils. Available are Organic Arnica (for soothing), Organic Calendula (for repair), Organic Carrot (for radiance), Organic Daisy (for firming), Organic Virgin Argan (for replenishing), Organic Virgin Avocado (for moisture), Organic Jojoba (for protecting) and Organic Virgin Sesame Oil (for detoxing).
125 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710,

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Baby Care Whole Foods Magazine

Live Clean, a Canadian eco-friendly beauty and baby care line is launching nationwide in the United States. The line uses plant-based ingredients available for all skin and hair types and the products are cruelty-free and made without the use of harsh chemicals. Live Clean offers hair, body and bath care products that cleanse, hydrate, and moisturize without stripping or adding excess weight.
410-180 Attwell Dr., Toronto, ON, Canada,

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Lip Tint Whole Foods Magazine

Babo Botanicals introduces its new 100% natural Lip Tint conditioners in three colors: Beach Rose, Seka Rose and Wild Rose. The formulas are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and include mineral non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to soften and condition lips.

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Pine Bark Whole Foods Magazine

EuroPharma has launched a high potency antioxidant product Clinical OPC with Pine Bark as part of its Terry Naturally line. The product combines grape seed and pine bark extracts, two powerful botanical ingredients that are rich in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs). The product contains 150 mg French Grape Seed Extract VX1 and 50 mg Pine Bark Extract EP90, offering a full spectrum of OPCs.

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Ginseng Shots Whole Foods Magazine

Korean Ginseng Corp. introduced its KGC Naturally Formulated Korean Ginseng Shot Drinks. Korean Ginseng Energy for Endurance & Stamina comes in a Citrus flavor and Korean Ginseng Slim with Metabolism Booster comes in a Blueberry flavor. The Ginseng Shots join an existing product line of Pouches, Tonics, Extracts, Pills & Capsules and Deer Antler.
12750 Center Court Dr. S. Suite #100, Cerritos, CA 90703,

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Active Coenzyme B Lozenge Whole Foods Magazine

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Probiotic for New Moms Whole Foods Magazine

Lovebug Probiotics Labor of Love is the 1st-ever probiotic blend created for pregnant and nursing moms specially formulated to help nurture both mommy and baby especially as baby is developing a healthy microbiome. This special blend helps to boost immunity for both the mother and baby for better health during pregnancy and while nursing. Labor of Love offers 250 mcg of Folate helping to prevent
numerous birth defects.
115 East 34th Street, Suite 1506, New York, NY 10156,

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Weight Management Whole Foods Magazine

SPICEFIT launches its new weight loss supplement, ThermaSpice, made of a blend of spices that inhibits the formation of new fat cells and enhances the bodys ability to break down fat. Spices used include curry leaves, turmeric and moringa leaves. ThermaSpice also helps support healthy cholesterol levels and curbs cravings.

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Detox Whole Foods Magazine

Bluebonnet Nutrition releases its new Liver Detox Vegetable Capsules that promote a healthy liver and deliver effective antioxidant protection using amino acids and herbal extracts. These capsules are non-GMO and kosher certified. They are a natural solution to cleanse the body of impurities and available in 30 and 60 count capsules.
12915 Dairy Ashford Rd., Sugar Land, TX 77478,

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Cognitive Health Whole Foods Magazine

NOW launched its new Brain Attention chewables designed to support memory, learning, attention, focus and more. These natural chocolate flavor chewables include a unique silk protein derivative and are available in 60 count bottles.
244 Knollwood Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108,

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Calcium Carbonate Whole Foods Magazine

Omya, under the Calcipur brand, has a versatile range of natural calcium carbonates with very high elemental calcium content approximately 40% making them among the most concentrated sources of calcium on the market. These can be used as fortification agents, white pigments, bulk providers, extrusion aids and anti-caking agents.

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PCC Natural Markets Now PCC Community Markets Whole Foods Magazine

WholeFoods Magazines 2016 Retailer of the Year winner PCC Natural Markets has changed its name to PCC Community Markets. One of Seattles original grocers and the largest community-owned food market, PCC just recently revealed their new name, logo, and brand campaign that they believe better reflects their community-focused mission.

Along with a name change comes a variety of new offerings celebrating local producers, organic foods, and healthy eating which will be available in stores this fall. Some of these enhancements include The PCC Chop Shop, where customers can get fruits and veggies chopped, sliced, or prepared to order, a Local Spirits Shop that features only PNW-produced spirits, expansion of its PCC private-label products such as Grass-fed Yogurt, and fresh and ready-to-cook meal kits.

PCC Community Markets also presents a new website with healthy cooking and eating resources including an enhanced recipe search of nearly 2,500 recipes. The website will guide visitors on how to eat healthfully, shop knowledgeably, stay educated and informed about important food issues and policies, and become a member of the co-op.

As a community-owned co-op, we think about things differently, from our dedication to staff and our deep relationships with local producers, farmers and ranchers; to what makes it onto store shelves; to why we believe cooking food from scratch in each store every day is one of the most important things we do. The why behind every decision we make starts with our community, and we want our name to reflect that commitment, says Cate Hardy, PCC Community Markets CEO, in a press release.

The co-op hosted the PCC Community Fair last Saturday to celebrate the community that inspired the name change. Shoppers were able to experience fresh food samplings and activities like live local entertainment, cooking demos by PCC Cooks, and educational store tours with a trained PCC Nutrition Educators. As a means to inspire recipe sharing and cooking, Little Free Cookbook Libraries were displayed at the Bothell, Greenlake Aurora, and View Ridge PCC stores.

PCC has 58,000 active memberships. It gives back 15 percent of its after-tax net earnings to schools and nonprofits around the Puget sound like PCC Farmland Trust, Washington Tilth Association, and FareStart. The co-op has 10 stores only located in the Puget Area and plans to open a new store in Seattles Madison Valley neighborhood in 2020.

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Freeze Dried Meats Whole Foods Magazine

BCFoods is offering freeze-dried meats aimed towards pets with allergies or sensitivities. The freeze-dried meats are 100% human grade, an excellent source of protein, and a healthy alternative to processed meats and by-products. BCFoods freeze-dried meats are easily digestible and help pets maintain a healthy weight. The meats included are chicken, turkey, sausage, cod, beef, and livers; they can be used both in cat and dog foods as well as in pet treats.
1330 N Dutton Ave #100, Santa Rosa, CA 9540,

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15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Prevent Diabetes allabouthealthyfood

Diabetes affects millions of people on a worldwide level and is considered a chronic disease.

Uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes can lead to further complications and ailments such as kidney failure, blindness, heart disease and others.

Before diabetes occurs, there is a period when blood glucose levels remain high, but not so high as to be called diabetes. This is referred to as prediabetes.

According to certain estimations, about 70% of those diagnosed with prediabetes will eventually develop type II diabetes. But thankfully, the progression from prediabetes to diabetes is not inevitable.

And while there are some risk factors you have no control over (such as your genes, past behavior, and age), there are still plenty of things you can do to prevent diabetes from occurring. Wed like to present you with 15 ways on how to reduce your diabetes risk.

  1. Cutting Sugars and Refined Carbs

This can increase any risk you have of developing diabetes, as both sugar and refined carbohydrates serve to increase your blood glucose levels and insulin levels. This is why its so important to avoid such foods, as it will surely reduce your risk in the long run.

There are many studies which prove this to be true. A detailed analysis of 37 studies discoveredthat individuals who had the highest fast-digesting carb intakes had a 40% higher chance of developing diabetes in comparison to those who had the lowest intakes.

  1. Regular Work Out

Another way you can lower your risk is through regular physical activity. Were you aware that exercising increases your cells sensitivity to insulin? Which means that when you work out, maintaining your blood glucose levels is easier and requires less insulin.

One particular study involving those with prediabetes made a crucial discovery. Those who did moderate exercise increased their sensitivity to insulin by 51%. Those who did higher-intensity exercise increased it by as much as 85%! But its important to note that this occurred strictly on workout days.

Indeed, not just prediabetic adults, but also those who are obese or overweight, benefited from such activity, which successfully reduced blood sugar and insulin resistance. Such exercises were, among others, short and intense exercises, strength training, interval training, and aerobic workouts.

More frequent workout seem to be beneficial when it comes to improving function and insulin response. A study conducted on this subject stated that burning over 2000 calories a week through exercising was needed to achieve the benefits mentioned prior.

So, the most important thing is to choose an activity (or activities) you enjoy and can do on a regular basis without quitting after some time.

  1. Water S...


Drink Lemon Water Instead Of Pills If You Have One of These 12 Problems allabouthealthyfood

The lemon is considered to be a super-food because, among other things, it contain 64 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, and it is rich in phytochemicals like polyphenols and terpenes.

Numerous experts recommend that we begin the day with a glass of warm lemon water. For the preparation of this lemon water, you would need to boil some water, leave it aside in order for it to cool down and then add some freshly squeezed lemon juice. By drinking this glass of warm lemon water in the morning, you supply your boy with essential nutrients and improve your general health.

It is a well-known fact that the lemon juice is abundant in vitamins C and B, antioxidants, protein, phosphorus, flavonoids, volatile oils, potassium, and carbohydrates. The potent antibacterial and antiviral effects of lemon juice will make your immune system stronger and help your body fight infections and diseases.

If you begin your day with warm lemon water, you will improve your digestion, combat hunger cravings, trigger the process of weight loss and provide an alkaline environment for your body, as it efficiently regulates the pH balance of the body and reduces the acidity.

Here are the things that warm lemon water can do for you:

Heals acne

By reducing the acidity of your body, the warm lemon water will prevent acne breakouts. You can even wash your face using lemon water and get rid of acne and improve the condition of your skin.

Suppresses appetite

Thanks to its rich vitamin and enzyme content which regulates the levels of blood sugar and helps maintaining healthy weight, lemon water will help you suppress your appetite. The pectin content will help you improve the condition of your digestive system because this substance is a fiber that aids the digestion.

Flushes out kidney stones

The rich potassium content makes lemon very beneficial when it comes to preventing oxalate formation. This is due to the fact that this mineral can increase the citrate levels in the urine.

Boosts your immune system

Lemons are excellent for the lymphatic system as well, which is important because this, in turn, helps the immune system to get rid of the pathogens.

Gallbladder pain

If you drink one glass of warm lemon water during lunch, you will help your body eliminate gallstones and reduce the pain they cause.

Cold and flu remedy

Lemon is a natural antioxidant rich in vitamin C and thus can boost your immune system and help you fight colds and flu. Thanks to the potent antibacterial and antiviral properties of this fruit, the consumption of warm lemon water during the winter will serve as the best protection against seasonal diseases.


According to many people, lemon water can reduce the effects of GERD (Gastrointestinal Reflux Diseases) and bring relief to people who deal with them.

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FDA Finally Said That Chicken Meat Is Consisted Of Cancer-Causing Arsenic allabouthealthyfood

According to the Associated Press, the FDA was able finally to prove that the chickens who are being given the drug, the examinations held over them are actually positive for inorganic arsenic.

This problem was in a sort of why ignored for a long time, however the FDA decided that this is the right time to say once and for all that the chicken meat which is found in the stores in the USA is consisted of arsenic, this represent an extreme toxic chemical which created cancer, plus is life threating when used in high doses. However, the real story it originates from where exactly it appears from: Its added to the chicken feed with intention! A long time ago more specifically in 2006, the IATPs report Playing Chicken: Avoiding Arsenic inside the meat you eat, it was shown that more than 70 percent of all U.S. chickens who are kept in order to be used as meat are filled with arsenic. The reason for including the arsenic inside the meat is for quicker gaining of weight on less feed, as well as the meat from the turkeys, hogs and chickens to have their normal healthy color.

The Food and Drug Administration or known as the FDA was able to discover that almost half of all chickens who were examined have absorbed inorganic arsenic, the most toxic and dangerous form was found inside their liver. According to those information, the agency asked Pfizer to stop with the process of production and creation of Roxarsone, this has become part of them because it is an arsenic-containing drug which has been placed in feeding the fatten chickens plus it makes the meat to look with bright pink hue.


The agency pointed out not a long time ago that a performed research which included 100 broiler chickens which discovered inorganic arsenic at bigger levels inside the livers of chickens healed with 3-Nitro opposed to the mot treated chickens Pfizer pointed out that the sale of 3-Nitro it will certainly be forbidden by early July in order to give the animal producers to transmit to another treatments.

Still, even though the arsenic-containing product is taken off and removed from the shelves inside the stores, the FDA keeps promoting their campaign of denial, saying and trying to convince people that arsenic in chickens it is in an incredibly small amount a thing which makes the meat to be perfectly good and safe for eating. This is also like the FDA would say arsenic represents a carcinogen drug, so this just means that it makes bigger the risk of appearance of cancer.

However the thing which the industry does not want the public to know is that the arsenic is incredibly toxic for the health of people. The University of South Carolina Department of Environmental Health Sciences issued a warning saying that the arsenic, all together with lead and mercury, are well-known for the creation of disgusting and incredibly damaging effects especially to developing fetuses and...


10 Fruits You Can Eat If You Have Diabetes allabouthealthyfood

Diabetes can be controlled through many things. Some of which are food selection and preparation, timing of food consumption, portion size and making adjustments to activity. A recent study claims that whole fruits aid in lowering ones diabetes symptoms.

Yet, most people with diabetes have a tendency to avoid fruits, because they fear their natural sugar content. A false conception, to be sure. The sugar fruits contain is usually fructose, which, unlike sucrose, has a low glycemic index.

It also requires minimal insulin for its metabolizing. Intake of such a type of sugar has by no means been associated with ones blood glucose levels spiking. In fact, it can protect us from many diseases as well as stroke. It does this by reducing our triglyceride and cholesterol production.

Fruits which are prescribed for those with diabetes most commonly have a low GI, a low sugar content and a high fiber content. Here are 10 fruits which belong to the group of recommended for diabetics.

1. Apples

Not only are they a great source of soluble fiber, but they also possess anti-inflammatory abilities which could come in handy for those with diabetes to recover from infections more quickly. Their pectin content also helps slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.

As if that wasnt already plenty, apples are rich in antioxidants too. That means they can aid in boosting ones immune system, cleansing ones digestive system and reducing ones cholesterol.

2. Black Jamuns

It is praised for improving ones blood glucose control. It doesnt contain any sucrose and even has a hypoglycemic effect which aids in reducing both urine sugar levels and blood sugar levels. Other than its pulp, the seed is also quite useful when it comes to managing ones diabetes.

3. Papayas

The great thing about papaya is that it is available all year round. Its bursting with essential vitamins and minerals, which makes it ideal for everyone, not just diabetics. Its also rich in fiber and antioxidants. This means it can prevent cell damage as well as protect ones nervous system and heart.

4. Watermelons

These large juicy fruits contain no cholesterol or fat, but do contain plenty of minerals and vitamins. Also, the fiber this fruit offers one is vital for controlling cholesterol and maintaining ones digestive health.

And dont be afraid of their high glycemic index. Their glycemic load is so low that it balances things out, making watermelons a completely safe option for anyone with or without diabetes.

5. Peaches

Other than being low in fat, these fruits are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium! Their glycemic index is also usually below 55 (it ranges from 18...


No More Vertigo, Lupus, Fatigue, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Issues and More allabouthealthyfood

The modern society made us have unhealthy lifestyles, eat processed and junk food, live in pollution and stress and work too much.

These things damage our health and we suffer from many issues and problems. But, they can be conventionally treated, although it is always better to try natural options.

The thyme is amazing for the health and has many benefits that brings along like minerals, iron, calcium, potassium all as antioxidants.

The medicinal benefits are used in the pharma industry for items fighting multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia.

This plant regulates the pressure, cures a cough and bronchitis, makes red blood cells, heals fatigue, sore throat, asthma, dizziness, laryngitis, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and even Hashimotos.

With regular use you can boost the health and have results in days!

Make this drink with thyme:

You need:
  • Handful thyme, dry or fresh
  • Honey
  • 1 cup water

Wash the thyme and put it in a bowl, boil water, and put this in the thyme bowl. After a few minutes, strain it and remove the solid parts, and add honey for taste.


Have this daily and see benefits soon!


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With This Remedy I Was Able To Remove All Fleas and Ticks From My Dog and My House allabouthealthyfood

These wingless, creepy insects called fleas can give you sleepless nights! Fleas love to survive on warm vertebrates and hence their dog, rabbits, cats and indeed even you can be their host. One of the reasons for your overwhelming presence in your home is the fact that flea eggs can fall anywhere within your home. These eggs become larvae and finally into fleas.

What is irritating is that flea eggs can remain dormant for over a year and that is why sometimes when you have treated your house and felt like it is now flea free, these appear out of nowhere! And that is why you need to be on a regular watch and clean your house frequently once you have eliminated fleas. Here are some effective home remedies for fleas that not only can kill fleas, but can also control their recurrence.

How to Get Rid of Fleas, Ticks and Other Unwanted Insects

Cedar oil is an essential oil derived from coniferous trees (trees that carry cones and leaves of needles) of the families of pines or cypresses. Cedar oil has many uses, including medical and industrial uses, but it is also commonly used in perfumes, aromatherapy and in pest control. Turpentine is derived from the resins of living coniferous trees.

Cedar oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is considered safe enough by the FDA (Food & Drug Admin) to be used as a food preservative. Ancient Egyptians even used it in their embalming practices because they kept insects away.

What does cedar oil do to insects?

Cedar oil controls different insects in different ways. It is known that it is toxic to fleas, ticks and mosquitoes specifically , which are common pests that we would love to get rid of. However, many of the annoying insects beyond ticks are rejected by the natural effluvium of cedar oil. Another advantage is the cedar oil is completely non-toxic to humans and pets.

How to use cedar oil spray as a natural tick repellent?

The easiest way to eliminate these insects is to spray each week, this cedar oil, in every corner of your home, yard or garden. This will completely eliminate all ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, and other unwanted insects.

Other methods to eliminate these pests

  1. How to make a flea trap

If you want to get rid of fleas, this seems like the easiest way to catch and kill monstrous fleas, yeah a flea trap! If you give your dog a bath with a dishwashing liquid, you will be able to kill fleas on your body as well. However, a flea trap will allow you to clean your entire flea house.


-Dishwasher Liquid
-Dinner plates or bowls
-Tea candles
-Hot water

Do this :

1.At night, place a plate or bowl in each of your rooms, preferably in the center of the room. Place it on the floor.
2.Now fill them with hot water...


Avocado Oil Whole Foods Magazine

Tropical Plantation is introducing Avocado Oil; a new healthy alternative for cooking, baking, and stir frying. Tropical Plantation 100% Pure Avocado Oil is cholesterol-free and made from the finest Hass-Avocados. Avocado Oil is cold pressed, naturally refined, and perfect for high heat cooking.
1887 Geesling Rd, Denton, TX 76208,

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Sparkling Soda Whole Foods Magazine

Sipp Sparkling Organics is introducing its line of sparkling organic soda. It uses only organic ingredients, nothing artificial, no caffeine, and is gluten free. It comes in flavors Mojo Berry, Summer Pear, Ginger Blossom, Lemon Flower, and Zesty Orange.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Whole Foods Magazine

Fire Cider has released its Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey Tonic now in larger sizes for retailers. Its sweet and spicy flavor comes from steeping natural ingredients like ginger, onions, turmeric and habanero peppers in organic apple cider vinegar for 6 weeks then adding raw wildflower honey.

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Chia Granola Clusters Whole Foods Magazine

Honey & Oats Clusters is the fourth flavor added to Mamma Chias line of Organic Chia Vitality Granola. Each 55-gram serving contains 1,500 mg of omega-3s, 10 grams of soy free and dairy free proteins, and 5 grams of fiber. Honey and Oats Clusters are gluten-free, non-GMO 100% whole grains.
5205 Avenida Encinas, Ste. E, Carlsbad, CA 92008,

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Mini Chocolate Eclairs Dr. William Davis

Yes: Chocolate Eclairs fit into your Wheat Belly lifestyle!

Minus wheat/grains and added sugar, we once again convert a fattening, unhealthy indulgence into a healthy treat that you can serve proudly to family and friends knowing that, unlike their grain-based counterparts, you will not be adding to inflammation, gastrointestinal disruption, or mind/emotional effects.

I took this recipe from the Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook with some slight modifications. (I simplified preparation slightly.) I also used a more luxurious Chocolate Glaze rather than plain chocolate, also from the recipe in the Cookbook (along with other sauces, glazes, and jams).

Makes 4 mini eclairs

1/2 cup canned coconut milk, well stirred
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 coconut flour
2 teaspoons ground psyllium seed
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs
12 ounces heavy cream, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons Virtue Sweetener
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3.5-ounce bar 85% or greater cocoa chocolate, broken into pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, bring coconut milk and 4 tablespoons butter to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in coconut flour, psyllium seed, and salt. Continue stirring until mixture forms a loose ball. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring to thoroughly incorporate.

Spoon or pipe mixture into eight rounds approximately 2-3 inches in diameter. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and slightly firm. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat 8 ounces (1 cup) of cream until stiff peaks form. With mixer on low speed, blend in Virtue Sweetener and vanilla. Set aside.

Place 4 cooled eclair puffs on a large plate upside-down. Spread generous quantity of whipped cream on each, then top with another eclair puff, right side up.

Chocolate Glaze:
In double-boiler setup, melt chocolate, then stir in remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 4 ounces (1/2 cup) cream. Alternat...


Sparkling Juice Whole Foods Magazine

Alta Palla is an organic fair trade sparkling juice beverage that comes in four flavors: Black Cherry, Blood Orange, Lemonade and Grapefruit. They are available in 12 oz cans, sold in 6 x 4 packs and 24 packs loose.

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Chips Whole Foods Magazine

Say Yes to No launches Bread Chips in three flavors. BBQ, Gouda Cheese and Sour Cream & Onion Bread Chips are 120 calories per serving, have no artificial flavoring and colors, no MSG and are preservative free. Made from real bread, Say Yes to No are toasted instead of fried and are available in 75 g bags.

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Vegan Food Whole Foods Magazine

Lightlife, makers of vegetarian food products, introduced three new meatless options. Gimme Lean Breakfast Patties, Smart Patties Garden Vegetable Burger made with Tempeh and Smart Menu Meatballs are the latest foods to join the variety of meatless products offered by Lightlife. Certified Vegan and Non-GMO Project Verified.
One Lightlife Way, Turners Falls, MA 01376,

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Energy Drink Whole Foods Magazine

Dark Dog Organic has launched a line of organic energy drinks, available in Original, Blood Orange, Coconut Water and 50 Calories flavors. Dark Dog Drinks are USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, sodium free and contain no artificial flavors. Dark Dog Energy Drinks are rich in vitamins B and C, come in 12 fl. oz. cans.
3921 Alton Rd Suite 242 Miami Beach, FL 3314,

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Gluten-free Wraps Whole Foods Magazine

Julian Bakery is launching its new and improved Gluten Free Paleo Wraps. The Paleo Wraps are 90 calories per wrap, USDA Organic, contain 6 g of net carbs and 9 g of fiber. The Wraps are also GMO-, dairy-, corn- and soy-free and are 100% vegan.
624 Garrison St., Oceanside, CA 92054,

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Aloe Water Whole Foods Magazine

Detoxwater is introducing two new flavors to its Bioactive Aloe Water product line. Peachberry (Peach & Blueberry) and Appleberry (Apple & Raspberry) join the already existing flavors of Mangaloe, Original (Lychee & White Grape) and Pinamint. Detoxwater is USDA Organic, gluten free, kosher, vegan and non-GMO and comes in 16 fl. oz bottles.

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Gluten-free Hot Dog Buns Whole Foods Magazine

Little Northern Bakehouse launched new Millet & Chia Gluten Free Hot Dog Buns. The new Hot Dog Buns join the existing line of non-GMO, gluten free products including the Millet & Chia Buns, Millet & Chia Loaf, Seeds & Grains Loaf and Cinnamon & Raisin Loaf.
P.O. Box 655 Station A, Abbotsford, BC CAN V2T 6Z8,

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Probiotic Tonic Whole Foods Magazine

Lifeway brands Elixir is an organic probiotic sparkling beverage. It is Lifeways first dairy-free probiotic tonic. Certified organic and low in sugar and calories, you can drink the Elixir by itself or use it as a cocktail mixer. Its four flavors are Tangerine, Hibiscus, Ginger and Elderberry.

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Closet Cooking

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Fajitas are one of my favourite meals and normally I grill or pan fry the meat but you can also pan roast the entire meal! Being able to roast everything on a single sheet pan in the oven makes thing so super quick and easy! You simply need to toss the meat, in this shrimp, in taco seasoning along with slices of peppers and onions in some oil before roasting on a sheet pan in the oven! It's as simple as that! Shrimp works well in this recipe because it does not take long to cook but you could also use thin sliced of chicken or beef. These fajitas are the perfect quick meal for a busy weeknight and they are kid friendly when served as 'make your own' style with all of the topping served separately!

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20 Minute Meals Closet Cooking

20 Minute Meals

Looking for some super quick meals for busy school days and nights? I've got plenty of quick, easy and tasty recipes that fit the bill without sacrificing anything in the way of flavour! Not only that but you have lots of different choices from pastas to salads, burgers, soups, burritos, quesadillas, pizzas, chicken, fish, etc. so you'll never have a boring meal! Whether you're getting home from school or work and running out to the kids soccer game or maybe to meet friends or just to go to the movie these quick and easy meal have you covered so you won't be pressed for time!

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