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"White tea is similar to green tea (not fermented or processed), but the tea leaves are picked before the leaves open fully. Green tea has been shown to lower risks of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stroke, cancer, gum disease, and even bone loss. Hundreds of studies have reported the benefits of green tea, which include reduced heart disease, lower triglycerides, less blood clotting, and lowered breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer, with less recurrence of cancer as well."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"As of now, the standard myth feeds into an extremely negative and deterministic view that can be summed up in the popular image of "loss of self" and "the death that leaves the body behind." In addition, this view treats aging persons technically, as if they were computers with malfunctioning hardware, and leaves the caring process vague and undeveloped while implying that nothing will get better until a technological fix comes along."
- Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Get the book.)

"Steeping fresh leaves in very hot (not quite boiling) water makes green tea, which inactivates oxidizing enzymes and leaves intact polyphenols, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties in animal models. Based on this evidence, many consider green tea to be healthful, and many Japanese drink large quantities of it. Green tea extracts sold as supplements in the U.S. are promoted as having cancer-prevention properties. One study that examined the risk of stomach cancer in Japanese men found that drinking green tea conferred no protective effect."
- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

"The Green Drink 1 cup raw apple or pineapple juice in blender Add any of 4 or 5 following Parsley Dandelion leaves Celery leaves Spinach leaves Comfrey Marshmallow leaves Beet Greens & Spearmint-Peppermint 1 small beet if desired leaves Blend well—then finish filling with apple or pineapple juice. Strain for juice fast. If too sweet, add water to taste. Chlorophyll Drink 1 tsp. commercial concentrated chlorophyll to 1 cup water. Lemon Juice/Maple Syrup Lemon juice and pure maple syrup contain many vitamins and minerals that help the body cleanse and revitalize itself."
- Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon, The How to Herb Book: Let's Remedy the Situation (Get the book.)

"Wash two large romaine leaves, spread a thin layer of hummus on one of them, add some sprouts and thinly sliced cucumber, place the other leaf on top, and then roll up the leaves and hummus like a jelly roll. You just made a hummus sandwich that contains fewer calories and more water and fiber than a pita sandwich. Another tip is that you can put the brakes on your hunger by FILL YOU UP Susanna Holt, Ph.D., and her associates at the University of Sydney in Australia conducted research on satiety and developed a diet concept called the Satiety Index."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Normal metabolism also leaves acid residues in the blood that need to be buffered. If the amount of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables eaten is not sufficient to produce enough alkalinity to buffer blood acids, the body has the ability to remove calcium from bones. This calcium helps neutralize the blood, but leaves the bones depleted in calcium. This increases the risk of osteoporosis. Increasing the amount of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables in the diet helps to preserve calcium in bones."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"However, as that status was unknown to both the participants and the investigators until after development of the outcome, no interference could have occurred. That leaves only the possibility of some extraneous, but unrelated, factor being responsible for allocation of the improvers and worseners to the two contrast groups. This problem can, in many cases, be mitigated."
- Ann M. Coulston and Carol J. Boushey, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (Get the book.)

"Through the shimmering veil of light I see what is here everywhere, on the trees, the stones, the way the leaves are patterned on the forest floor; they all have faces: old men, dancing women, a mama bear, a gnome, a dragon, three children holding hands, and a big presiding grandmother. Now I see the crevices and cracks in the rocks and the holes at the base of the trees, the homes of those who live here. My eyes can see clearly, this is where the nature spirits live. That is why this place has always seemed so vibrant, so teeming with life, and so special."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"The extracted carbon dioxide is then combined with hydrogen and oxygen from water to form sugars that help make up the plants' leaves, stalks, roots, seeds, and flowers, all of which contain starch, fat, and proteins. The byproduct of this process called photosynthesis is oxygen, which is necessary for the maintenance of human life. Besides providing us with our very breath, plants provide us with all of our food, either directly or indirectly from an animal that ate plant material or an animal that ate an animal that ate plant material."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"I was so stunned I immediately fell to my knees to observe this flower. The leaves, having an unusual shape like nothing I'd ever seen before, were curled around the flower almost as if to protect it. I scanned the area in which this plant was growing and saw that it liked a partially shaded, moist but loamy wooded spot with good drainage, as it was growing on a slope. There were only a few plants growing in a small area that was a bit off the beaten path. It seemed these plants liked to be quiet and kept to themselves."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"It is said that this may be because the toothed leaves resemble that of a lion's teeth. I wonder if this name was given more because of Dandelion's ferocious nature in dealing with indigestion, elimination of waste through the liver and urinary tract, and its tremendous preventive abilities due to high nutritive value. Dandelion has a go-getter personality like one who is not afraid to work hard to do what needs to be done and is not going to give up easily."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"This practice leaves doctors and hospitals sitting in judgment of the treatment they personally delivered, which is like letting a motorist involved in a crash review his own driving. Was it his excessive speed or the rain-slicked road that caused him to hit the other car? The driver, like the doctor, would hesitate to take the blame. That is human nature. Also hampering efforts to understand how many people die from their medicines is the fact that hospitals no longer perform autopsies on most patients."
- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"In 1875, Parke-Davis introduced an extract made from the leaves of coca, an evergreen shrub growing on the slopes of the Andes. The plant was gaining attention among some scientists. Davis was a marketing man who had many creative ideas for expanding sales. One of his brilliant decisions was to publish booklets and magazines that targeted physicians, including a monthly newspaper titled the Therapeutic Gazette. The newspaper included articles detailing the benefits of the company's products, although it did not tell readers that Parke-Davis was paying for the publication."

- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"As I parked on the steep hill near his driveway, I spotted Wareham on his hands and knees, cleaning leaves out of the gutter in the road. Tall, thin, clad in a short-sleeve red shirt and khakis, he greeted me with a firm handshake and a ready smile. His face was framed by a mustache and hair that was balding in the middle but thick on the sides."
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest (Get the book.)

"Antioxidant activity in fruits and leaves of blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry varies with cultivar and developmental stage. /. Agric. Food Chem. 48, 140-146. 206. Joseph, J. A., Shukitt-Hale, B., Denisova, N. A., Prior, R. L., Cao, G., Martin, A., Taglialatela, G., and Bickford, P. C. (1998). Long-term dietary strawberry, spinach, or vitamin E supplementation retards the onset of age-related neuronal signal-transduction and cognitive behavioral deficits. J. Neurosci. 18, 8047-8055. 207. Youdim, K. A., Shukitt-Hale, B., MacKinnon, S., et al. (2000)."
- Ann M. Coulston and Carol J. Boushey, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (Get the book.)

"He steals his coworker's energy and leaves the victim feeling drained and anxious. Another more common example is the energy-drained friend who calls you on the phone to complain about life. You try to offer some good advice, but this person discounts what you have to say or blows it off. Have you ever had a conversation like this where you feel completely spent afterward? If you'd watched the exchange using your vision skills, you would actually have seen the energy being drawn out of you by the erstwhile energy-hungry friend. The distance between callers doesn't matter."
- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"Apollo, the sun, the lord of time and ripeness, no longer pressed his frightening suit, but instead, simply named the laurel his favorite tree and ironically recommended its leaves to the fashioners of victory wreaths. The girl had retreated to the image of her parent and there found protection—like the unsuccessful husband whose dream of mother love preserved him from the state of cleaving to a wife.16 The literature of psychoanalysis abounds in examples of such desperate fixations."
- Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell (Get the book.)

"But if ... he leaves home and family, lives too long alone, and gazes too deeply into the dark mirror, then the awful event of the meeting mav befall him. Yet even then the tradi- Fig. 9 B. Perseus Fleeing with the Head of Medusa in His Wallet tional symbol, come to full flower through the centuries, may operate like a healing draught and divert the fatal incursion of the living godhead into the hallowed spaces of the church." T The magic objects tossed behind by the panic-ridden hero—protective interpretations, principles, symbols, rationalizations, anything?"

- Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell (Get the book.)

"Spinach leaves, 2 c 2,393 1.7 17 Romaine lettuce, 2 c 1,747 0.7 27 Broccoli pieces, 1 c, cooked 1,359 1.1 123 Pumpkin, raw cubes, % c 822 1.4 co *Tomato sauce, V2 c 704 2.6 16 Tomato paste, 2 Tbsp 468 2.1 14 Tomato, 1 medium 446 0.7 23 Acorn squash, % c cubes, baked 393 0.3 17 Tomato juice, 1 c 293 0 20 Red bell pepper, chopped, y4c 212 0.4 71 Red wine helps boost the effects of vitamin E."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Buy a bag of triple-washed, ready-to-go spinach leaves, and a quick salad can be yours at a moment's notice. Every time I make scrambled eggs or an omelet (with omega-3 eggs), I toss in a bunch of raw spinach. It's easy! If you aren't ready to go 100 percent spinach salad, mix some spinach greens with whatever lettuce you prefer. You'll be halfway there! Don't fear frozen veggies. It's easier to be inspired to eat more vegetables in the middle of summer when the zucchini is firm and the corn is fresh."

- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Such standardization may help a teenager assemble a bacon double cheeseburger, but it leaves room for potentially deadly mistakes when used to diagnose and treat an ailing human being. The close business relationship between these in-store clinics and pharmacies also created a conflict of interest. The more meds prescribed in the clinic, the more money made at the pharmacy counter. There was a danger that patients would get drugs they did not need or whatever medicine happened to make the most money for the pharmacy, whether it was the best one for them or not."
- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"At first the headaches may disappear one to four hours after your child leaves school, but later on, if there are too many exposures during the week, you may notice that they don't get better at night and that it might take the whole weekend for the headache to go away." A heightened sense of smell is also a sign that something is not right. "Another clue that certain exposures are making your child feel worse is when your child can smell everything before anybody else. She smells natural gas, or smells that perfume across the room, or she can smell food cooking before anybody else."
- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"Other Ayurvedic dyes include sterculia platanfolia, zizyphus spina-christi, mooncake, and lotus tree leaves. Unfortunately, there is little published information on the practical potential of these plant-based dyes and their ingredients. In addition to substituting organic substances for their active ingredients, many products also begun to use organic preservatives. A range of essential oils, notably chitosan-Inula helenium ()(13), eucalyptus, salvia, and laura combinations ()(14), lemongrass, and lemon tree complexes can be used as natural preservatives."
- Samuel S. Epstein, Randall Fitzgerald, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health . . . And What You Can Do about It (Get the book.)

"White cannellini beans (Westbrae, Eden) 'I- Fresh arugula leaves or fresh basil leaves Avocado and tomato -I- Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil ?* Fresh pear Grab-and-Go Lunch 3: Wild Fish Roll •b Wild salmon or sardine salad: wild salmon or sardines, drained (Vital Choice) ??Fresh dill sprigs and red onion and watercress ??Soy mayonnaise (Spectrum) with a dab of horseradish if desired ??Sprouted grain roll (Alvarado St."
- Mark Hyman, Ultra-Metabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (Get the book.)

"The loss leaves the nervous system jumpy and the brain distressed. A good multivitamin-mineral supplement is recommended. Every one of the substances that she uses are capsules because we long ago found out that alcoholics have very little ability to break down hard-pressed pills. Their pancreas produces fewer enzymes Dr. Larson's patients also receive melatonin, so that they can sleep, as well as a substance called GABA (gamma amino butyric acid), which is how the benzodiazepines like Librium and Valium work. They push GABA into the brain and block the re-uptake."
- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"The root is potent, the bark and the leaves are not. And it's best in a plant extract form, as Chris Kilham says, because kava lactones should be standardized, and that way you get a pure amount each time. It's been used for thousands of years and it can create a very calm, smooth, and even sense of well-being. Dr. Ray Sahelian, a board-certified family practice physician who has written a number of books on natural health, tells us that there are several supplements and herbs that can reduce anxiety and stress."

- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"Blood is cleaned and leaves the liver through the hepatic vein. The hepatic vein empties the blood into the inferior vena cava of the heart. The liver can usually re-grow or regenerate itself if a portion of it is removed and it is not injured beyond repair. Dandelion See the description in the colon cleansing section earlier. Milk Thistle Milk thistle is a herb that is useful for the liver because it can actually help the liver cells to regenerate. It is used to treat disorders such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver poisoning. It aids in fat digestion by aiding in bile production."
- Heather Caruso, Your Drug-Free Guide to Digestive Health (Get the book.)

"Dandelion Extract Dandelion roots and leaves are bitter. They help to support digestion and the function of the liver and gallbladder. Dandelion stimulates bile flow and removal of excess fluids in the body. Bile helps to break down fats and lubricates the intestinal tract. Some people eat dandelion greens as a salad which is very beneficial. Dosage varies depending on which form you purchase. Dandelion comes fresh or as a tea, capsules or tincture. This herb is best taken right before a meal to aid in digestion."

- Heather Caruso, Your Drug-Free Guide to Digestive Health (Get the book.)

"Bitters may contain herbs like aloe, myrrh, saffron, orange peel, gentian, quinine, angostura bark, cassia, senna leaves, camphor, angelica roots, manna, rhubarb roots, goldenseal, artichoke leaf, blessed thistle, wormwood and yarrow flowers. Historically, Bitters were taken as a dinnertime aperitif to stimulate the digestive juices. Swedish Bitters are useful to aid in digestion, to settle a stomach before eating and to ward off the ill effects of alcohol. They were used as a tonic and taken in a shot glass. The liquor variety of bitters has a high percentage of alcohol."

- Heather Caruso, Your Drug-Free Guide to Digestive Health (Get the book.)

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