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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Green Deane and EatTheWeeds.com

Here’s a useful plant resource that gardeners and foragers need to bookmark. I’ve used Green Deane’s website EattheWeeds.com for a the last couple years.  He’s built an expansive database of edible plants common throughout the United States.   EatTheWeeds.com is the first site I check when identifying edible plants in the forest near our house.  Green…

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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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How To Plant Cassava (Yuca) From Cuttings

Girl propgating cassava, yuca

We started growing cassava, known as “yuca” in Costa Rica, when we first moved onto our property.  We buried cuttings in horrible hard clay soil and they were totally neglected.  To our surprise, they still popped up and made tasty yuca roots under the soil.  We learned through trials, that…

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The Internet of Plants and The Truth Behind Avatar

Plants and trees on Avatar communicate through electrochemical means

Did you know that beneath your feet is an information superhighway built of networked fungi that allow plants to communicate? Recent studies have revealed some amazing information about how plants communicate.  They use a sort of networked fungus called “mycorrhizae”.  The term mycorrhizae means “fungus root”.   These thin strings of fungus attach to…

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How to Build a Pallet Garden – Upcycle Project

Pallet garden design with plants and soil

Pallet gardens are a fun and efficient way to expand your garden.  If you’ve always wanted to do a raised bed but were constrained by space or cost, build a pallet garden!  They’re incredibly simple and a great way to repurpose industrial trash. Do you have a tiny or nonexistent budget, but want…

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