Dandelions – Don’t Spray Them, Saute Them!

picture of tasty edible dandelions

While many people treat it like an invasive weed and do everything they can to eradicate it, the dandelion is one of the healthiest and most versatile wild plants you’ll find in your backyard.  The leaves are vitamin rich, containing generous amounts of vitamins A, C and K.  Everything, from…

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Free Range Eggs vs. Regular Eggs – A Scam?

There’s a common perception today that eggs from free range hens are more nutritious than eggs from factory farmed, caged hens. The trendy terms, “free range”, “organic” and “cage free” became popular over the last 10 years and still command respect in the supermarket as healthy options. The cage-born eggs…

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Purslane – A Nutrient Dense Weed With High Omega 3

Purslane looks like a weed but it's tasty and full of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids

Chances are, if you live in the city, you’ve seen this little plant growing in crevasses of sidewalks and roads.  If you have a garden, you’ve likely pulled it, tossed it, lit it on fire, sprayed it with herbicide, chopped it with a shovel, or put it in the compost.…

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Social Skeptic #3 – Detox Your Lungs With Juice

Turmeric and Ginger Juice Removes Toxins From Lungs Here’s another ‘winner’ from the bowels of Facebook’s growing detox, cleanse, juicing crowd. This amazing drink supposedly cleanses and detoxes the lungs of smokers.  Over 1500 Facebookers liked this post and 3000 people shared it. I can’t imagine what the actual view count is, but,…

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Sweet Potato Greens Vs. Prostate Cancer

tumor growth in rats fed sweet potato green extract versus a control group

After publishing our “Growing Camote” video, we received a lot of questions about eating sweet potato greens and their various health benefits.     What’s The Big Deal, Just Another Green right? No……these guys are far more than just a salad topper.  I dug and little deeper into sweet potato greens (Ipomoea batatas) and found an…

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Social Skeptic #2 – Magnesium Deficiency Causes Everything

problems caused by magnesium deficiency

Magnesium Deficiency – The Cause of ALL of Your Health Problems Want to get your post shared on Facebook?  One method is to promote a health related fear in your feed reader’s mind, then propose a simple solution backed by scientific sounding rhetoric.  This way the apathetic reader need not even research.  The…

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Social Skeptic 1# – Junk Health Claims on Facebook

lemon juice sodium bicarbonate 10,000 times more powerful than chemotherapy

Pseudoscience is piling up on social media Have you ever heard these lines in the break-room or at the dinner table? “They say……if you eat ________, it’ll increase your energy”, “They say it’ll boost your immune system.” “They say it’s 10,000 time more powerful that chemotherapy.” “They say big pharma…

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How Labels On Chicken Meat Are Intentionally Deceptive

Take a look at the chicken labels next time you go shopping. As someone who raises their own, this new trend is getting pretty annoying. Top 4 Myths About Mass Produced Chicken Debunked 1. There are NO HORMONES OR STEROIDS approved by the USDA for use in any meat poultry.…

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Sweet Potato Greens – You can Eat Those?

Fit woman cutting camote tops for salad greens

Heck yeah you can eat them!  After growing and trying the sweet potato tops your first time, you’ll be wondering why camotes (sweet potatoes) and their nutritious greens are not in the market. Camotes are in the Convolvulaceae family with flowering morning glory vines. Unlike potatoes, you can also eat the leaves of…

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