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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

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NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

The Healthiest Vegetable in the World

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Move over kale and broccoli. There’s a new vegetable star in town!! The CDC (US Center for Disease Control and Prevention) announced that watercress is the world’s healthiest vegetable. Complete nutritional profile scores for vegetables range from 1-100.  Watercress scored a perfect 100. What’s So Special about Watercress? The scientific name of watercress is Lepidium Sativum.  This powerhouse leafy vegetable has a fresh, peppery flavor.  It has a deep rich green appearance with long slender stems.  It was first commercially cultivated in England by horticulturalist, William Bradberry, in 1808.  Watercress has also been used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments.  Native Americans used it to treat kidney diseases and to help alleviate constipation. The Turkish used it as a drug to treat stomach pain and Iranian traditional medicine administered it as an antidiabetic solution (Panahi Kokhdan et al., 2021).  Ancient Persians and Romans believed watercress was an aphrodisiac.  Ind

7 Cholesterol Lowering Natural Supplements & Herbs

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Red Yeast Rice Red yeast rice is an ancient Chinese and Korean herbal medicine that has significant benefits for heart health.  It’s been viewed within Asian culture and civilization as a dietary staple.  Red yeast rice is a natural statin made from cultivating strains of yeast with rice. It contains Monacolin K, which is similar in property to the drug lovastatin. Red Yeast rice has been clinically proven to reduce low-density lipoprotein (bad) cholesterol levels in humans.   The results of cholesterol reducing properties were seen in over 30 randomized clinical trials.  Red yeast rice was also proven to reduce the risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Some cardiologists have not heard of the natural supplement, red yeast rice.  Cardiologists like Drs. Becker & Gordon ( AMA Journal of Ethics ), once detailed their unfamiliarity with red yeast rice.  After starting a patient on statin therapy, his patient returned to the office informing him that he had stopped taking the statins

What Research Has Revealed about Medicinal Mushrooms

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What Research Has Revealed about Medicinal Mushrooms Introduction The branch of medicine that involves the consumption of foods as medicine is called Functional Medicine or or the new scientific discipline of “functional food science.”  The father of medicine, Hippocrates, once said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.” There are many healing and health benefits that can be achieved when consuming certain foods.  The nutritional value of mushrooms is high due to the amount of minerals, protein and vitamins like D2, C, B that they contain.   Mushrooms are antiinflueza, anti-inflammatory, anticancerous, antiinfective, antidiabetic and antimicrobial (Elkhateeb, Daba, Thomas & Wen, 2019; Ganeshpurkar, Rai & Jain, 2010; Sabaratnam et al., 2013).  If one is looking for the richest source to aid in relief of these types of conditions, they should look no further than the medicinal mushroom.  People in countries of Asia (Japan, Korea, China) and eastern Russia have wid

Ancient Plant Thought to be Extinct Rediscovered by Instanbul Researcher

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The Silphion (silphium) plant had great value during the Roman Empire.  The saplings of its leaves which had a gum like resin were valued at the same price as the precious metal, silver.  Ancient Greeks valued the plant so much they inscribed it on their money.  Cyrenaica was an ancient Greek city and was known as the most important city of the Pentapolis geographic region.  The Silphion plant was first discovered along the coast of Cyrenaica which is now part of North Africa. Though it was once thought to be a treasure of the ancient Roman empire, it became extinct.  Was it eaten into extinction? It’s very possible!         Ferula Drudeana plant What Did Ancient Civilizations Use it For? Ancient civilizations heavily used the Silphium plant for its numerous therapeutic and medicinal qualities.  The plant has anti-cancerous, contraceptive and anti-inflammatory compounds.  Notable Greek physician, Hippocrates tried to cultivate the plant in order to bring it into mainland Greece but he

Beyonce Hints at Love for Alkaline Water in "Thique" lyrics

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Beyonce dropped her seventh studio album a week ago and it's topping all of the global music charts.  She even broke another record! She is the first woman to have 20 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist and 10 hits as a member of a group. During 2021, she broke the record for having won the most Grammy's of any artist (male or female).  That record has now been broken by George Solti but she still remains to be the female artist with the most Grammy's.  Surely, she'll break the record again in 2023 during the 65th Grammy Awards for her album "Renaissance;" a chart topping, beat bumping masterpiece for the ages. Beyonce's love for alkaline water was first revealed a couple of years ago when her tour rider listed the drink as a must have.  Also on the list were requirements of how the water needed to be drank: At near room temperature of 69 degrees over hand carved ice balls.  And the kicker--the water must drank through special $1000 titan

Summer Walker: “I believe in Herbal Healing.”

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After an article was posted on the Green News Guide regarding Summer Walker feeding her baby hemp and honey, she took to her Instagram live to speak about different topics including why she was feeding her baby a hemp, honey and mushroom mixture in the recent past.  Summer owes no one an explanation as to why she fed her baby the whole foods mixture but the reason she did so was very clear.  She mentioned that her baby had a situation or what possibly was a minor medical condition.   Obviously, she independently discovered foods and herbs that would help her baby and used them to aid in healing.  In her live, she stated that the herbal mixture she gave to the baby “worked” and cleared up the issue that she was having at the time.  She said it was a short-term natural remedy that she fed to her baby.  In the previous article, I stated that people were jumping to conclusions and making assumptions that were not based on facts.  I also stated that people shouldn’t be judged for diets that

Ari Fletcher Stops eating Meat and Resorts to Detox Drinks to Lose Weight

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Ari Fletcher is hoping to lose 10 pounds and announced on her instagram live, her intent to stop eating meat and drinking alcohol.  She mentioned that she was going to be eating Beyond Meat and also stated that she will still have salmon and shrimp so it’s likely that she is trying to adhere to a vegetarian and pescatarian diet.   Vegan and Vegetarian for Weight Loss Can individuals lose weight when embarking on a vegetarian or vegan diet.  A person can experience significant weight loss on a balanced healthy vegan or vegetarian diet.  Keep in mind that vegans and vegetarians do not eat meat (pork, chicken, beef, poultry, goat, etc.)  Vegans take it a step further and eliminate eggs and dairy from the diet. Scientific studies have confirmed that weight loss can happen swiftly for human beings that substitute plant based proteins for animal proteins.  Red meat and animal based protein are very high in saturated fat and cholesterol.  Meat, especially fatty meats, tend to take up a large

BLK Water's Newest Flavors!

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I’ve got a little riddle for you guys! Come a little closer…okay not close enough…come a little more closer: (whispers) “What’s black, weigh’s 16.9 oz, comes in 6 different flavors and is filled with fulvic minerals???” That would have to be BLK folks! I made a post about BLK here in the Green News Guide four years ago! Blk was new on the scene and pretty much unheard of. Blk has been working extremely hard during those years and they have a new appearance, a new size and lots more members have been added to the family. “So what is this drink about?” you ask! Yes, I’ve been raving about this drink since 2016 and I was surprised to learn that BLK now has 8 different flavors. When BLK first introduced flavored versions, it was named BLK+ and the flavors were lemonade and blueberry acai. My BLK shipment arrived to my door quicker than the speed of lightening. The eight flavors that BLK introduced to their lineup are: Electric Coconut: I love coconut but this one’s not my fave. It’s a tru

Developing Research on How Fruits & Vegetables Can help to Fight COVID-19

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“ Eat your Fruits and Vegetables ” was probably a command that the average person was likely to hear growing up. I know i had an aunt who preached fruit and vegetables all the time and I’m grateful that it rubbed off! Be thankful for all the fruit and vegetable preachers in your life because they are offering sound wisdom. Certain folks scoff at the sight of vegetables and fruits and it could be due to taste or general dislike of them. Realize and accept that fruits and vegetables have so much to offer to you—healthwise! The fact is that fruits and vegetables contain healing phytochemicals that are effective in fighting diseases and various other ailments. Numerous scientific studies support this fact. Phytochemicals are responsible for giving fruit, spices, herbs and vegetables their aroma, color and smell and are instrumental in maintaining and improving immunity. Diets full of meat and unhealthy foods will negatively impact overall immunity. A study named the UK Phyto-V Covid-19