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Old 01-20-2017, 03:18 PM   #26
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I can get the leaves at Whole Foods market, young and tender, and they are really good steamed. They also have the Organic Roasted Dandelion Root tea. It's in a class by itself.

Dandelions are considered a weed here in the US as well. They grow everywhere, and make nice blooms. It's when they make that puffy little ball that rides the wind and makes new ones all over your lawn that they become a problem for most people. If you pick off those little balls early, then Dandelions as a plant aren't so bad! As a food they're terrific.

You don't have to be Belgian to find that Dandelion story funny! Thats a really good video.
I should try and find those here somewhere too. Thanks for the tip. And I'll look for the tea as well.

I know I'm a weird one, but I do love those puffy little balls too. They're so fluffy.

Probably not. Haha. It is a really funny story. Sounds like he had great fun while living in my country. It is a great video indeed.
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If you find them, try this sauce drizzled over them:

https://www.dirkbenedictcentral.com/f...54&postcount=1

But it's good on any greens, or combination of greens. Good stuff!
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If you find them, try this sauce drizzled over them:

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I'll try that one for sure. Thanks for the recipe
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STUDY: Living in cities makes people mentally ill, while living in the country improves health and prevents early death

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 by: Russel Davis


(Natural News) A recent analysis commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe finds that living in the countryside offers greater health benefits than living in the city. Researchers at the Institute for European Environmental Policy examined data from more than 200 academic studies and finds that living in the countryside — where green, open spaces can be easily accessed — may help cut the risk of premature death and certain diseases. Conversely, living in heavily-polluted cities may raise the risk of these conditions, the analysis shows. The results of the analysis support previous findings that residing in industrialized cities and urban areas could be a primary risk factor for a host of adverse health conditions.


According to the review, people living in regions with lush vegetation and open spaces are less likely to suffer depression or obesity than those living in cities. Data also shows that people with easy access to open fields and trees have a 16% lower death rate than those living in urban jungles. Researchers also find that pregnant women who live in areas with more trees and open spaces gave birth to children with much healthier sizes. These findings suggest that increased opportunity for physical activity and reduced exposure to ambient air pollution may be the reasons behind the positive health effects of living in the countryside.



“The evidence is strong and growing that people and communities can only thrive when they have access to nature. We all need nature in our lives, it gives us freedom and helps us live healthily; yet deprived communities are routinely cut off from nature in their surroundings and it is suffocating for their well-being,” says Friends of the Earth Europe campaigner Robbie Blake.




Previous studies establish link between environment, health

The recent analysis is only one of many studies that have demonstrated the environment’s effects on the body’s overall health. For instance, a study published in the journal Science reveals that gallbladder surgery patients who had bedside windows overlooking leafy trees had faster recovery than those who only saw a brick wall. Patients who had access to bedside windows also required fewer pain relievers and showed less post-surgical complications, the study shows.


Harvard University researchers also find that people living in urban jungles have a 12% higher death rate than those living in areas with access to green spaces. A review of 110,000 women shows that those who live in urbanized areas are at an increased risk of developing cancer and respiratory conditions. On the other hand, those who live in the greenest areas had a 13% lower rate of cancer-related death, and a 34% lower rate of respiratory disease-related mortality.
Another review published in BMC Public Health shows that walking or running in natural green spaces results in reduced anger, fatigue, and depression as well as improved attention levels compared with doing so in a synthetic environment.
Having more trees in a city block may help improve health perception in residents, according to an Ontario Health Study. Researchers say this trees lend to people perceiving certain events more positively, which in turn leads to a healthier immune system. Interestingly, positive perception can also lead to an annual personal income increase of $10,000.
The study also shows that having 11 more trees in a neighborhood helps cut the rates of cardio-metabolic conditions. This is comparable to being 1.4 years younger or a raise in annual personal income of $20,000.


“The environment we live in has a big impact on our perception of wellbeing, but also objectively on our health outcomes. We have to take that information into account when conducting urban planning,” says Lyle Palmer, the study’s executive scientific director.


The findings were published in the journal Nature.


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I knew there was a reason I wouldn't give up my country home. I can't testify to the gallery bladder recovery as mine was horrible, even by the window. But I did walk miles every day.
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Huh. Where did Hillary get the most votes, again?
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Huh. Where did Hillary get the most votes, again?
Don't even go there.
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Haha... I'll be good. Only for you, VBS. *muah*
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SERIOUSLY. I heard they're marketing it with an insulin pen.

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Here’s what dandelion roots can do for you: Digestion, blood flow, eyesight and more (with recipe)
Monday, June 26, 2017 by: Frances Bloomfield 



(Natural News) If you’ve been pulling up and tossing aside dandelions, stop. You’re basically throwing away one of nature’s greatest gifts to human health. This humble plant has rightfully earned its place in traditional Chinese and Arabic medicine thanks to its ability to stimulate and cleanse the body. And according to Juicing-For-Health.com, dandelion roots can do all that and much more:

1. Dandelion roots help the liver detoxify: Taraxacerin, a bitter compound found in dandelion roots, is known to increase bile production. Doing this not only eases stress and congestion on the liver, but it also makes the liver healthier overall. A healthy liver is one that is less prone to various diseases and disorders like liver cirrhosis and cancer.

2. Dandelion roots improve blood flow: The potassium in dandelion roots improve and regulate blood pressure by balancing out the negative effects of sodium. Moreover, potassium assists the kidney in filtering blood. Dandelion roots play a role in stimulating blood circulation as well thanks to their vitamin K content.

3. Dandelion roots soothe the digestive system: Not only do dandelion roots have fiber, but they contain sesquiterpene lactones as well. Both nutrients are effective against poor digestion; sesquiterpene lactones in particular make dandelion roots dependable natural remedies against gastritis, acid reflux, dyspepsia, and other digestive ailments.

4. Dandelion roots maintain good eyesight: Vitamin A is necessary for avoiding poor vision and developing conditions like night blindness or cataracts. Thankfully, dandelion roots have an abundance of this all-important vitamin.

5. Dandelion roots help out the gallbladder: If you have gallstones then dandelion roots are for you. The compounds in dandelion roots break down gallstones to make it easier for your body to flush them out. In addition, they can prevent the formation of gallstones.

6. Dandelion roots protect the lungs: The whole dandelion root is loaded with free radical-eliminating antioxidants, the roots included. These antioxidants can do your lungs good by keeping them less prone to lung infections and disorders. (Related: Dandelion Root Tea: Detox Liver, Prevent UTI And Annihilate Cancer Cells)

7. Dandelion roots decrease inflammation: With their high content of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and essential fatty acids, dandelion roots do amazingly well in reducing inflammation throughout the body. If you’ve got muscle spasms or gout, then you should definitely have dandelion roots as part of your pantry.

8. Dandelion roots do wonders for the skin: Blessed with antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, dandelion roots can deal with skin diseases like eczema.

So now that you know how beneficial dandelion roots are, you might be wondering how to use them. By keeping it simple and taking them as a tea, of course. If your local grocery or health food store has some organic dandelion root tea available then you should purchase some boxes and brew yourself a nice cup.

Those who prefer a more personal approach can step outside and check their backyards for dandelions. With the plants and roots in hand, here’s what you need to do to make your own dandelion root tea:

Separate the roots from the rest of the plant, then wash them thoroughly under running water.

• Chop the roots, leaves, and flowers.
• Pour a quart of drinking water into a saucepan then bring to a boil.
• Add in a teaspoon of chopped dandelion roots. Cover the saucepan and let it simmer in medium heat for a minute.
• Remove the saucepan from the heat then set it aside, letting the dandelion roots steep for about 40 minutes.
• Strain the water into a cup and enjoy.
Whether you buy it from a store or brew your own, you’re drinking to and for good health.

Go to Fresh.news and read up on even more nourishing foods.


Sources include:

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JonBarron.org

SunWarrior.com


https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-2...-symptoms.html

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WINNING: Fluoride Action Network has forced U.S. courts to review fluoride toxicity in drinking water
Sunday, June 25, 2017 by: Jhoanna Robinson





(Natural News) Fluoride Action Network (FAN) filed a pivotal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the North District of California against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a rebuttal to the government agency’s denial of a petition that the non-government organization had issued under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which asked for a ban in water fluoridation.
In a statement, FAN’s attorney and adviser, Michael Connett, expressed the organization’s advocacy of preventing people around the country from experiencing the harmful effects of fluoridated water, saying, “This case will present the first time a court will consider the neurotoxicity of fluoride and the question of whether fluoridation presents an unreasonable risk under the Toxic Substances Control Act. And, in contrast to most other legal challenges of agency actions, TSCA gives us the right to get the federal court to consider our evidence ‘de novo’ – meaning federal courts are to conduct their own independent review of the evidence without deference to the EPA’s judgment.”

FAN, along with the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Food and Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and Moms Against Fluoridation, filed a petition on Nov. 22, 2016 which asked the EPA to ban the inclusion of fluoridating chemicals in drinking water under the provisions set in the TSCA.
Despite the organizations’ presentation of a 2,500-page scientific paper on the dangers of water flouridation to human and animal health, EPA has denied the petition.


Associated health risks of fluoridated water

Around 43 studies have illustrated the connection of fluoride ingestion with a reduction in IQ. FAN presented 180 other studies, with the same conclusion, to the EPA. One such study from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2012 stated: “Children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas.”

Incidentally, even the EPA itself has come to the same conclusion. According to EPA former senior scientist William Hirzy, Ph.D., who specialized in risk assessment and published a risk analysis in the journal Fluoride in 2016: “The significance of this peer reviewed risk analysis is that it indicates there may be no actual safe level of exposure to fluoride.”
Fluoridated water is harmful not only to neurological health, but to physical health as well. Dominic Smith, a 41-year old man, died after ingesting around 1.2 grams of sodium fluoride mixed into the water at Hopper Bay, Alaska on May 23, 1992. Studies show that a mere 200 milligrams can cause the death of a small child.


Dental fluorosis

Governments have been practicing the habit of adding fluoride to water in the belief that the substance could prevent tooth decay and cavities. However, it was found that ingesting fluoride — in water, toothpaste, or in dietary prescription supplements like tablets or drops — can actually have a reverse effect. Exposure to fluoride over a long period of time can lead to dental fluorosis, which causes discoloration and breakage in the teeth’s enamel.

When taking into consideration the usage of fluoridated toothpaste or water, assess whether you can become a likely candidate for the negative effects of fluoride by looking at factors such as hygiene, diet, or history of tooth decay in the family. Follow more news on fluoride at Fluoride.news.



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Here’s what dandelion roots can do for you: Digestion, blood flow, eyesight and more (with recipe)
Monday, June 26, 2017 by: Frances Bloomfield 



(Natural News) If you’ve been pulling up and tossing aside dandelions, stop. You’re basically throwing away one of nature’s greatest gifts to human health. This humble plant has rightfully earned its place in traditional Chinese and Arabic medicine thanks to its ability to stimulate and cleanse the body. And according to Juicing-For-Health.com, dandelion roots can do all that and much more:

1. Dandelion roots help the liver detoxify: Taraxacerin, a bitter compound found in dandelion roots, is known to increase bile production. Doing this not only eases stress and congestion on the liver, but it also makes the liver healthier overall. A healthy liver is one that is less prone to various diseases and disorders like liver cirrhosis and cancer.

2. Dandelion roots improve blood flow: The potassium in dandelion roots improve and regulate blood pressure by balancing out the negative effects of sodium. Moreover, potassium assists the kidney in filtering blood. Dandelion roots play a role in stimulating blood circulation as well thanks to their vitamin K content.

3. Dandelion roots soothe the digestive system: Not only do dandelion roots have fiber, but they contain sesquiterpene lactones as well. Both nutrients are effective against poor digestion; sesquiterpene lactones in particular make dandelion roots dependable natural remedies against gastritis, acid reflux, dyspepsia, and other digestive ailments.

4. Dandelion roots maintain good eyesight: Vitamin A is necessary for avoiding poor vision and developing conditions like night blindness or cataracts. Thankfully, dandelion roots have an abundance of this all-important vitamin.

5. Dandelion roots help out the gallbladder: If you have gallstones then dandelion roots are for you. The compounds in dandelion roots break down gallstones to make it easier for your body to flush them out. In addition, they can prevent the formation of gallstones.

6. Dandelion roots protect the lungs: The whole dandelion root is loaded with free radical-eliminating antioxidants, the roots included. These antioxidants can do your lungs good by keeping them less prone to lung infections and disorders. (Related: Dandelion Root Tea: Detox Liver, Prevent UTI And Annihilate Cancer Cells)

7. Dandelion roots decrease inflammation: With their high content of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and essential fatty acids, dandelion roots do amazingly well in reducing inflammation throughout the body. If you’ve got muscle spasms or gout, then you should definitely have dandelion roots as part of your pantry.

8. Dandelion roots do wonders for the skin: Blessed with antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, dandelion roots can deal with skin diseases like eczema.

So now that you know how beneficial dandelion roots are, you might be wondering how to use them. By keeping it simple and taking them as a tea, of course. If your local grocery or health food store has some organic dandelion root tea available then you should purchase some boxes and brew yourself a nice cup.

Those who prefer a more personal approach can step outside and check their backyards for dandelions. With the plants and roots in hand, here’s what you need to do to make your own dandelion root tea:

Separate the roots from the rest of the plant, then wash them thoroughly under running water.

• Chop the roots, leaves, and flowers.
• Pour a quart of drinking water into a saucepan then bring to a boil.
• Add in a teaspoon of chopped dandelion roots. Cover the saucepan and let it simmer in medium heat for a minute.
• Remove the saucepan from the heat then set it aside, letting the dandelion roots steep for about 40 minutes.
• Strain the water into a cup and enjoy.
Whether you buy it from a store or brew your own, you’re drinking to and for good health.

Go to Fresh.news and read up on even more nourishing foods.


Sources include:

Juicing-For-Health.com

JonBarron.org

SunWarrior.com


https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-2...-symptoms.html

Very interesting. I usually have 1.5 acres of lawn covered with dandelions. They grow very well here. We have fields of green and yellow.....hmm, green and gold? Do you think there's a connection to a certain sports team?
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Very interesting. I usually have 1.5 acres of lawn covered with dandelions. They grow very well here. We have fields of green and yellow.....hmm, green and gold? Do you think there's a connection to a certain sports team?

VBS, You're in a good position to make dandelion tea, stir-fry the roots, and steam the young leaves. That is, if they haven't been sprayed with pesticides. The greens are so good. Especially with that sauce in Recipes - good on any veggie, but outstanding drizzled on greens.

Hope you have a healthy summer....
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VBS, You're in a good position to make dandelion tea, dig up the roots to fry, and steam the young leaves. That is, if they haven't been sprayed with pesticides. The greens are so good. Especially with that sauce in Recipes - good on any veggie, but outstanding drizzled on greens.

Hope you have a healthy summer....
No pesticides used on the lawn. I'll try to dig some up before Missouri.
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I've bought some dandelion tea a while ago at our local shop and already tried some and really like it. Thanks for sharing the article! It was very interesting.
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VBS, You're in a good position to make dandelion tea, stir-fry the roots, and steam the young leaves. That is, if they haven't been sprayed with pesticides. The greens are so good. Especially with that sauce in Recipes - good on any veggie, but outstanding drizzled on greens.

Hope you have a healthy summer....
Thanks for this, Ojai!! Makes me feel even better about my favorite tea. When I first read, "no more than three cups daily" on the label, I wondered who could possibly drink more than three cups of herbal tea in a day. Now I'm having trouble limiting myself to three.
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CLEAN EATING now considered a “dangerous fad” by nutritionally illiterate doctors
Saturday, July 29, 2017 by: Isabelle Z.



(Natural News) Clean eating has become a way of life for many people around the world. This way of eating focuses on consuming whole foods that are not processed or refined; this can be anything that is as close to its natural form as possible, like fresh produce and raw nuts. This is an undeniably healthy way of eating – and there are plenty of studies that back this – so why are some doctors calling it a dangerous fad?

In a recent piece for the Daily Mail, Dr. Max Pemberton rakes clean eating over the coals. He talks about patients who are emaciated, describing them using frightening terms and explaining in great detail about how their bones are sticking out, their necks can’t support their heads, and their bodies are eating their own muscles. He talks about young girls whose reproductive systems have stopped working and who have developed osteoporosis, bleeding throats and lost teeth.

This is certainly an outcome that no one wants, but what he is describing here are people who have eating disorders, not people who focus on eating clean foods. The desire to eat healthy is not disordered eating, and lumping the two together is dangerous as it may give those who prefer to eat junk food an excuse to continue on their path to diabetes, obesity, and early death.

It’s particularly concerning when he writes: “The central tenet, the very nugget at the core of its belief system, is flawed. The very notion of ‘clean’ eating suggests that some food is dirty or bad — and this simply isn’t the case.”

Countless researchers would beg to differ. Some food really is bad, and it’s very irresponsible for a doctor to say that’s not the case. A trans fat-filled Burger King Triple Whopper, a sugar-laden venti Starbucks Frappuccino, and a can of corrosive Coca-Cola are just a few of the “bad” foods that come to mind.

He closed his piece with another gem: “But be under no illusion: ‘clean eating’ is ugly, malevolent and damaging. The whole irony of the clean eating fad is that, despite what it purports to be, it’s fundamentally toxic.”
No, Dr. Pemberton, what’s toxic is high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, boxed macaroni and cheese, and GM soy.

Eating disorders and clean eating are not one and the same
He’s right that social media is causing all sorts of eating problems for people, from constant images of bodies most normal people can never hope to attain to round-the-clock posts of the latest meals, healthy or otherwise, that everyone on your friends list is eating. But blogs about clean eating are not telling young women to head to the bathroom and vomit up their lunch if they slip up.

Of course, some people take it too far. People who are prone to eating disorders can – and often do – start out by eating healthy in an attempt to lose weight. If a person has underlying issues, there is no doubt that this could well lead to obsessions over healthy food and body weight and end up becoming a full-fledged eating disorder.

But there are also countless people who have committed to giving up processed foods in the interest of being healthy, and most of them can enjoy a piece of cake on their birthday without feeling compelled to stick their fingers down their throat afterward. Most clean eaters do not have any sort of eating disorder or mental illness and will never develop one. They are simply eating a healthy diet, which is something that more responsible doctors encourage their patients to do.

It’s true that some people who have eating disorders might hide behind an interest in only consuming healthy foods so family and friends won’t interfere with their habits. Having an eating disorder is a very serious problem that absolutely needs to be addressed, but suggesting that clean eating and bulimia are one and the same and that there is no such thing as “bad” food is incredibly irresponsible.


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RED ONIONS found to fight cancer more powerfully than yellow or white onions
Thursday, July 27, 2017 by: Russel Davis



(Natural News) Red onions were more effective than yellow or white onions in killing cancer cells, according to a study published in Food Research International. To carry out the study, a team of researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada examined five types of onions of varying colors including Lasalle, Fortress, Safrane, Stanely and Ruby Ring varieties. The research team then assessed the onions’ anti-cancer compounds against lab-grown colon cancer cells. The scientists found that red onions effectively eliminated colon cancer cells. The team also noted that the “Ruby Ring” was the most powerful onion variety against malignant cells.

The research team said that red onions were particularly rich in the flavonoid quercetin. Red onions also had significantly high concentrations of anthocyanin, a compound that enhanced the scavenging properties of quercetin against cancer cells. In addition, the scientists said that red onions were equally effective in eliminating breast cancer cells.

“Extracts created from five different Ontario grown onion varieties are effective in inducing cytotoxic, cytostatic, and anti-migratory activities in a human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line. These extracts significantly induced apoptosis, reduced the rate of proliferation, and slowed the migration of cancer cells into an exclusion zone. Importantly, these effects were at least comparable, and often stronger, than those of the commercially available pure flavonoid compounds.Although positive results were observed at the highest tested concentration (1:10 dilution of onion extracts), the marked success of our crude onion extract supports the notion that dietary supplementation or even the use of a fairly inexpensive onion extract could have potent anti-cancer effects,” the researchers explained in an article on Sci-News.com.

“Anthocyanin is instrumental in providing colour to fruits and vegetables so it makes sense that the red onions, which are darkest in colour, would have the most cancer-fighting power…Onions activate pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death. They promote an unfavourable environment for cancer cells and they disrupt communication between cancer cells, which inhibits growth. The next step will be to test the vegetable’s cancer-fighting powers in human trials,” researcher Abdulmonem Murayyan told ScienceDaily.com.

However, outside experts were more skeptical of the study’s results. Dr. Justine Alford, senior science information officer at Cancer Research U.K., noted that just because the researchers discovered that extracts from certain onion varieties could eliminate bowel cancer cells in a laboratory stetting does not mean it will have a similar effect on the human body. Dr. Alford also noted that if the scientists are be able to pinpoint the cancer-fighting molecules in onions, then such compounds could be assessed as a possible cancer drug in the future.

Previous studies demonstrate onion’s anti-cancer properties
The findings were only the latest in a slew of studies demonstrating the powerful anti-cancer properties in onions. In fact, a 1998 study examined eight organosulfur compounds taken from onions and garlic and discovered that the compounds found in both spices offered protective properties against cancer onset. Likewise, a study published in 2001 confirmed that both garlic and onions helped stave off cancer. According to the researchers, the spices’ anti-cancer effects were due to the organosulfur compounds that they possessed.

In addition, a study published in 2005 identified seven different flavonoids in southern Italian red onions. The onion variety had relatively high concentrations of the flavonoid quercetin, the research team said. According to the scientists, quercetin helped mitigate the growth and proliferation of breast, colon, endometrial, lung, and prostate cancers. Dr. Rui Hai Liu, an associate professor of food science at Cornell University, also confirmed that onions have some of the highest flavonoid concentrations in the human diet.



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