Edibility of Wild Plants

Below is a link to a guide where you can learn how to distinguish types of edible/poisonous plants growing in the wild, as well as proper edibility testing methods for plants you come across.

Before you continue, please read below…I do NOT want to be responsible for someone accidentally poisoning themselves! 😦

This is to be used as a guide for -survival situations-. Continue reading…

Essential Vitamins: Roles & Functions in the Human Body and Common Food Sources

The following is a list of vitamins essential to human bodily functions, and foods that contain them in large to moderate amounts. Everyone needs all of these (some on a daily basis) in order to keep their bodies working properly. If you can not get some of these vitamins from diet alone, supplementation is necessary.

Read on for full list…

Reblog: The controversy of genetically modified foods (GMO)

Bananas: Good Mood Food

So you’re depressed. Maybe you’re just feeling ‘under the weather’.

The amino acid tryptophan helps your body make serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood. Low serotonin = low mood; high serotonin = well, it won’t make you ‘high’ but it will improve your mood. Human bodies need vitamin B6 to help convert tryptophan to serotonin. Bananas contain both tryptophan and vitamin B6 in large amounts.

So it’s very simple … just eat more bananas! 🙂 Read more…

Sprout Your Way to Good Health!

Many would never think to eat sprouts that you’d normally just plant in the garden, even though Asian cultures use sprouts regularly in cooking.

They are very, very good for you, and really low cost too, at just a few cents a serving.


Read on for health benefits and recipes…

Coconut Oil is Great for Anything!!!

Coconut oil is one of natures most generous gifts to humans. It has so many different benefits for so many different parts of the body. These benefits can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, etc.

You can take coconut oil both internally and externally to relieve and cure a large variety of ailments. You can also use this to cook with without losing any nutritional or medicinal value due to its high heat tolerance.

  • When taking coconut oil, the best and most effective kind to get is organic extra virgin coconut oil. It will be in the supplements section at any superstore or health food store.

Lots of research has been done on the subject of Fatty Acids and Monogycerides. Read on for proven cures…

Lower your cholesterol with Turmeric

Turmeric is an Eastern Asian yellow plant whose root is powered and used as a spice and food-coloring agent traditionally in curry. It has been used for centuries in China to treat gastrointestinal ailments and inflammation.

The active ingredient is curcumin, which has been known for a long time for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Recent studies have consistently shown that it has the ability to substantially reduce LDL and triglyceride levels. One study concluded that LDL cholesterol was lowered anywhere between 1/2 and 1/3 of the subjects consuming turmeric in comparison to those who are not consuming it. Read more…

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