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A growing concern all over the country is the increasing suicide rate especially with teens and young people.  Almost everyone has known of someone or maybe a loved one who has taken their life.  Generally, it is not fully understood why this heartbreaking issue is so rampant.  A lot of scientific studies are conducted to try to determine reasons why this is happening but of course, no volume of research is going to bring back a loved one that has committed suicide. Today, we have a society that is fast moving and full of quick fixes.  If personal problems exist,...

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Many people feel that getting plenty of clean water, clean air, and nutritional food will be the answer to living a healthy life.  If you could find all of those things and practice using them, this equation would probably be true.  Unfortunately, we often have difficulty in finding any of those healthy virtuous items or we simply don’t seek to guide our lives accordingly.     We choose to live in congested, polluted cities, drink unfiltered chlorinated water from the tap, and eat the foods at local fast food chains. Or worse, we eat at the places where we buy our gas! ...

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I am in favor of juicing as well as blending.  High nutrient values can be achieved by juicing or blending.  The down side?  You have to get to the produce section of the grocery store more often and the cost of produce may be somewhat prohibitive for some.  The minor clean-up afterword may also be a deterrent for a few. The benefits of juicing or blending of course is in the healthy nutritional benefits of a variety of foods and the great tastes. Juicing merely removes most of the fibers.  Blending keeps the fibers in tact and also assists in...

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Periodically, I will be posting some recipes for healthy smoothies, juices, foods, etc.  Today's V-8 Juice recipe is fantastic.  I have made it before.  You can pare this down if you don't want this quantity.  Making this is worth it! 10-15 pounds fully ripe tomatoes, chopped 2 cups chopped celery 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced/mashed 1/4 cup sugar or raw honey or Agave nectar salt to taste 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish 1/3 cup lemon juice Worcestershire, to taste (Add a dash or two of Liquid smoke if desired) Over medium high heat bring the...

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An inflammatory issue in the lining of the bladder occurs mostly with women.  It is not known why it occurs nor why it is mostly with women.  Unfortunately, it can't be combated with antibiotics nor with any of the traditional natural cures either unless it is a bacterial induced IC. (Cranberry juice only makes it worse.) It is painful for those that endure this problem and certain foods seem to make it worse.  The timeline is generally somewhat short lived and for known reason it eventually just goes away. As written in previous blogs, anti-inflammatory foods seem to help a...

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