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The process of activating legumes like Chick Peas, involves soaking and then sprouting them. Most people do not realize how beneficial this process is for the nutritional benefits. This process breaks down enzymes and chemicals in the legumes, which makes them easier to be digested and also improves the absorption of nutrients into our body. The main chemical that is broken down in this process is phytic acid. The reason is that phytic acid tends to bind to a lot of minerals which makes them harder to absorb into our system. The importance of making enzymes more digestible means it can enable less bloating, gas and better bowel movements. By sprouting the legumes, you are gaining many nutritional benefits including: Legumes become more alkalizing Aflatoxins, a carcinogenic compound can be broken down Change of the macronutrient profile in which the proteins break down

Fermented foods have been used by civilizations for thousands of years and in the modern era with the plethora of processed and toxic foods on the market, we need them more than ever in our regular diets. The gut biome is the epi-centre of our body and is responsible for delivering nutrients to our system and so needs to be looked after so that it can maintain effective and efficient distribution of those nutrients to keep us healthy and dis-ease free. Our fermented foods allow the good bacteria to flourish and provide very high enzymatic activity to accelerate healing and disease recovery. Even better, the use of fermented foods daily can avoid the issue having to deal with disease in the first place. The good guys of the bacteria world include acidophilus and bifidus and go about their business consuming compounds in the

Posted on:Friday, March 29th 2019 at 10:15 am Written By:Karta Purkh Khalsa This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2019 Food has been the medicine of humanity since the dawn of time. Many herbs that we associate only with seasoning our food are, in fact, potent herbal medicines. The distinction between herbal food and herbal medicine is actually quite subjective. There is a wide area of overlap with the two categories. If you think of all the plants we consume, for whatever purpose, as being on a spectrum, from food on one end, to medicine on the other, you will see what I mean. On the food end would be plants like potatoes and carrots- potentially medicinal, but mild and safe. The other end of the spectrum contains medicine plants like opium poppy and foxglove, the source of digitalis- definitely not food, but clearly

Posted on: Sunday, March 24th 2019 at 3:30 pm Written By: Dr. Michael Murray [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Originally published on www.doctormurray.com[/caption] Is memory loss and decreased brain power inevitable as we age? Many people in their 40s, 50s and beyond are told that it is and there is nothing that can be done about it. Is that true? Of course not Steps can be taken to not only stop memory loss, but also reverse it. Here is a simple step. New research from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that eating just one serving of leafy green vegetables a day takes a decade off an aging brain. Two servings produced even greater effects. I explain how below. Background Data:  There is considerable evidence that diets that are high in green leafy vegetables; highly-colored vegetables such as carrots, yams, and squash; and flavonoid-rich fruits like

Western medicine has historically viewed our digestive system and the brain as separate entities working independently of each other. Recent research has found that the two are very closely connected and in fact the gut biome is now recognised as the “second brain” and is central to our overall health and wellness. Our gut biome is a complete eco system in itself and it is estimated that well over 100 trillion microbes live within and on our body. They can include bacteria, fungi, viruses and other micro organisms. This eco system of microbes is so large that their genes outnumber ours by 100:1. When we consider the gut biome, the large intestine is the most important as it contains the most and diverse amount of microbes than any other part of the human body. The layer of mucus that lines the large

So you may be thinking, what is MSM? MSM is an abbreviation for Methyl-Sulphonyl-Methane which is a pure, organic sulphur compound. Not surprisingly, sulphur is a major compound found in the human body (3rd largest nutrient) and is also found in many foods that we consume. There are a myriad of reasons why you need to be taking MSM, not to mention joint health and improved flexibility, as an antioxidant booster, anti-aging and energy booster (it is found in over 150 compounds in our body with Sulphur components in every part of our cells). As always though you must remember that health and wellness needs to be treated from a holistic perspective and although MSM is extremely important to your health and wellness, there are other things you need to be doing to ensure it compliments adding MSM into your daily health regimen, for

It is not surprising that when we look at the evolution of natural medicine, we find herbs that have been serving humankind for thousands of years with great success. Ashwagandha is no exception and is one of the best Ayurvedic herbs (*adaptogen) that has been used for over 3,000 years to create more vitality in humans. It is a close relative (believe it or not) to tomatoes, peppers and eggplant (Aubergine). *Definition of adaptogen. : a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning. Ancient healers used this incredible herb to rejuvenate the body, in particular giving back strength and vitality. Ashwagandha is able to assist the body to provide resistance to a range of disease, including arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cancer, fever,

Posted on:Monday, September 11th 2017 at 11:15 am Written By:Sayer Ji, Founder This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2017 You may think that staying slim and eating healthfully means NO sweets, but guess what? There are natural and delicious sweeteners that won’t wreck your diet, and are even GOOD for you! No arena of health and wellness is more debatable than what we should be eating. Looking back through time, the foods that constitute a healthy diet have changed so dramatically, you can literally mark the passage of time by the coming and going of dietary fads. Weight-loss clubs and diet pill popping in the 1970s Cabbage soup and liquid diets in the ‘80s The Zone and blood-type diets (along with lawsuits related to diet pills!) in the ‘90s In the aughts, Atkins and gluten-free In the 2010’s, it’s Paleo, raw, and local Despite

Posted on:Sunday, March 10th 2019 at 1:45 pm Written By:Sayer Ji, Founder This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2019 Only 4 tablespoons of flaxseed a day for six months results in significant improvement in blood pressure in patients with a chronic, progressive arterial disease. A promising study published in the journal Hypertension titled, "Potent antihypertensive action of dietary flaxseed in hypertensive patients," reveals that dietary flaxseed may represent a powerful therapeutic intervention in patients with cardiovascular disease. Canadian researchers at St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Winnipeg, conducted a human clinical trial in order to test whether flaxseed would produce measurable improvements in patients with peripheral artery disease (P.A.D), a condition in which atherosclerotic plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to the head, organs, and limbs. The prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial, included 110 patients who ingested a variety of foods that contained

Posted on: Saturday, March 9th 2019 at 4:00 am Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder Views 112639 This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2019 Visit our Re-post guidelines There is much more than meets the eye with the banana. A household favorite, a lost-leader at the grocery store, a metaphor for psychiatric problems, a mainstay of comic slap stick, the banana has woven itself deeply into human affairs, on both gut and mental levels. And this relationship is at least 10,000 years old, as far as conscious human cultivation of the species goes. But, many do not realize that the banana is more than just an exceptionally starch-rich fruit, but has a complex biochemistry, with unique pharmacologically active properties which scientists have characterized. Bananas actually contain the catecholamines dopamine[i] and norepinephrine,[ii] the very same adrenal hormones released in the human body when it undergoes the typical "fight-or-flight" response. It