According to history, one of the world’s most beautiful women, Cleopatra of Egypt, ate Okra, also known as “lady finger or gumbo”. It is characterized by its green color, elongated and tapering ridged pods infused with double row of seeds and slimy texture when cut open. This integral member of the cotton family is indigenous to regions around the Nile in North Africa and the Middle East for it was discovered dating as far as 3500 years ago in Ethiopia. Early Egyptians are known to love its taste. Okra later transcended to North America en route slave trade and then to Europe, Asia and South and Central America. During World War II, the shortage of coffee beans made them use the seeds as a substitute for coffee. This incident made the word “okra fever”. Since then, its popularity never disappeared from local markets to convenience stores throughout the world and throughout the year. Continue reading
In more evidence that messing with nature can have negative health consequences, a new study from Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has confirmed that synthetic folic acid supplementation and Folic Acid Deficiency may increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Continue reading
If you take antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, you are only getting it half-right. A new class of nutrients is just as important – maybe MORE important. In five or ten years, most people will be taking these nutrients right along with vitamins and minerals. Yet few are taking them now. These nutrients do not exist in most of the foods sold in health food stores, whether organic or not. Almost any cooking or processing destroys these highly complex molecules. What’s more, all the antioxidants and other supplements you take are half as effective – or worse – if you don’t get THIS nutrient either in your food or in supplement form. Continue reading
Alternative Holistic Medical Doctor, Dr. W. Lee Cowden, has endorsed Passion 4 Life liquid vitamins and minerals nutritional supplement. Dr. Cowden, MD, MD (H) is one of the world’s leading holistic medical doctors, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine and Academy Professor. Dr. Cowden is also an US Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is very active in the Holistic Field of Medicine and focuses his practice on integrative medicine while spending a significant portion of time evaluating thousands of nutritional products for his patients. Dr. Cowden is now recommending Passion 4 Life as the nutritional supplement of choice for his patients worldwide. Continue reading
Consuming vitamins and minerals in excess can cause a condition called hypervitaminosis, supervitaminosis, vitamin poisoning or vitamin overdose. Hypervitaminosis is a condition that occurs when the body absorbs too many vitamins, stores the surplus in the cells and causes toxicity. Continue reading
Sweet corn is known as one of the more favored vegetables amongst both children and adults due to its sweet taste but this vegetable has more to offer than just its taste. Besides being absolutely delicious, it is a nutrient rich source of carbohydrates and contains several important vitamins and minerals like B1, B5, C, phosphorus, manganese and folate. Sweet corn is also a great source of fiber. Continue reading
Juicing recipes that can save your life contain vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Each of these ingredients are important for cell restoration. The healthiest juices contain lots of greens. Juicing for improved health strengthens the immune system which is critical for those experiencing serious illnesses. The benefits of these juicing recipes are numerous and some have reported complete recovery from certain diseases, all because they turned to juicing as a cure. But before using juice recipes for a cure, seeking the advice of medical professions should come first.
Juicing raw vegetables releases the fibers nutrients. The bodies digestive system doesn’t do a good job of unlocking the nutrients hidden deep within vegetables. A good quality juicer will be able to extract juice from the whole vegetable, including the skin. Green juice recipes may also use some fruits to remove a bitter taste. Juicing extracts the vitamins and minerals contained in seeds, skin and pulp. This process provides minerals and nutrients that would otherwise be lost when the body tries to digest them. Continue reading