What YOU NEED To Know About Your Orange Juice [Infographic]


What You NEED to Know about your Orange Juice!

Orange juice

Chicken Nuggets Production Line: What You Need To Know


Chicken Nuggets: I don’t think there is much that needs to be said. I’ve heard that a picture/video is worth one thousand words.



How Hotdogs Are Created: What You Need to Know



SERIOUSLY, I planned on eating Turkey Hotdogs for dinner. I think that I’ve just changed my mind.

Holistic Health: Treating Your Body As a Natural Garden [Video]

Treating your body as a garden for essential holistic health

FDA Ban Of Vitamins, Minerals, & Herbs?

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With the passing of HR2900, which includes S1082, the FDA could BAN Vitamins. Read How Our Tax Dollars And Politicians Do Not Work For Us. The People’s Safety, Health, and Interests Do Not Matter. Money Rules!


Alternative therapies and dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and herbs are the true competition to the FDA’s “Big Pharma”. An underlying primary goal of the FDA is to help “Big Pharma” eliminate competition from the market.


Here’s what S1082 boils down to – If you use an herbal or dietary supplement to stay healthy or to help prevent an ailment, that’s fine. But if any supplement is used to treat a symptom, then it’s a medicine and will be regulated by the FDA, just like any prescription drug.


And there’s a qualifying statement to that second part: The supplement will be exempted if it is “generally recognized, among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of drugs, as safe and effective for use under the conditions prescribed, recommended, or suggested in the labeling”.


In other words, the freedom to use a supplement to treat a condition will be at the discretion of FDA experts. In the near future, it may be a crime to take vitamin c for a cold without a prescription, or the FDA could just take a widely used vitamin, mineral or herb supplement off the market if the label states a benefit!
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Cheese Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce

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Red Chile Sauce
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 cup minced white onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup mild-to-medium-hot red New Mexican chile powder
2 cups vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and mashed, or nonfat refried beans
2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
12 6-inch corn tortillas, blue corn if available
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 ounces), divided
1/4 cup minced white onion, plus more for garnish




1. To prepare sauce: Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup onion; cook, stirring, until it begins to soften, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic and continue cooking until the onion is translucent and soft, about 2 minutes more. Stir in chile powder. Add broth, water, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thickened and reduced by about one-third, about 20 minutes. (The sauce should be thick enough to coat a spoon lightly.)


2. To prepare enchiladas: Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 7-by-11-inch (or similar-size 2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.


3. Combine beans and yogurt in a small bowl.


4. Spread about 1/4 cup of the sauce in the baking dish. Arrange 4 tortillas in the dish, overlapping them to cover the bottom. Top with half the bean mixture, using the back of a spoon to spread it thin. Scatter 2/3 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons onion on top of the beans. Top with one-third of the remaining sauce, 4 tortillas, the remaining bean mixture, 2/3 cup cheese and the remaining 2 tablespoons onion. Spread half of the remaining sauce on top and cover with the remaining 4 tortillas. Top with the remaining sauce and the remaining 2/3 cup cheese.


5. Bake the enchiladas until hot and bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with additional minced onion, if desired.


To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the sauce (Step 1) for up to 3 day
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Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Discovered

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http://www.insidershealth.com/ihtv.html A new strain of drug-resistant tuberculosis has recently been discovered in India, affecting the poorest areas. Are these superbugs just becoming commonplace around the world or is it spreading by human error?



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The Importance Of Fresh Fruits



Life can sometimes be really busy and especially so for those that spend a lot of time online. It is very easy to get caught up in regular life and forget to eat properly. I am so very guilty of this!   If I am really involved I will grab something quickly and that may not be the best choice for me.


I am currently juggling a few projects and the grab something quick has been happening more than I am willing to admit. It has really started to take a toll on me. So who do I go to, Earl Smith ( My dad ) he is by the way the master mind behind this site.  So as I was doing my Internet Marketing thing, sitting for long stretches of time, drinking too much coffee and getting very little sleep.  All of this plus grabbing an english muffin for breakfast and something quick for dinner and NOT taking my vitamins.


Citrus aurantiifolia: Fruits and foliage.

I started to experience a bit of leg cramping that did NOT go away, for days. After the4th day, when it started to interfere with my projects I mentioned it to my father during a business pow wow and he said, ” Go eat an orange….” Seriously an orange??  Guess what? The orange worked. This led me to take a look at the importance of foods and what we do to ourselves on a regular basis by not eating properly. Oranges are rich in Vitamin C!


So, remember your citrus fruits, I will from now on!


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Berries and Cherries Beat Pain and Inflammation

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While many people opt for aspirin as their first course of action when they feel pain, Muraleedharan Nair, PhD, professor of natural products and chemistry at Michigan State University, found that tart cherry extract is 10 times more effective than aspirin at relieving inflammation.


Only two tablespoons of the concentrated juice need to be taken daily for effective results. In later experiments, Dr. Nair found that sweet cherries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries have similar effects.


Other research has shown that blueberries are also excellent pain relievers. Scientists discovered that blueberries increase the amounts of compounds called heat-shock proteins. Heat shock proteins decrease as people age, thereby causing inflammation, pain and tissue damage. By increasing heat shock proteins, blueberries reduce inflammation, pain, and even tissue damage.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/berries-and-cherries-beat-pain-and-inflammation.html#ixzz1kuWHXOYr
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Caffeine: Is It REALLY Bad For You? [Infographic]


I must admit that I am a bit of a coffee addict. I have cut my dependency to half of what it was but I must have it regardless of time of year. It could literally be 105 degrees and 100% humidity, I still nee a steaming hot cup of coffee.  Take a look at the infographic below to see the effects of coffee and who’s consuming it.


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