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Fast, Chunky and Delicious Veggie Soup

The secret here is to cook the sweet potato, lentils and beans ahead of time and put in containers in the fridge. When it comes time to assemble this soup just dump those in the last 15 minutes of cooking. If you are using canned beans and uncooked lentils follow the instructions here for time.

Probiotic Strain Lactobacillus Reuteri (L. Reuteri) Improves Intestinal Health and Fights Bad Bacteria

Lactobacillus reuteri is a probiotic whose benefits have only recently come to light. Originally classified as a strain of Lactobacillus fermentum, it wasn’t until 1980 that L. reuteri was identified as a distinct species of lactic acid bacteria subsequent to research conducted in the 1960s by Gerhard Reuter, for whom L. reuteri was named. In

3 Steps to Becoming a Beekeeper on a Budget

Several years ago, I decided to embark on a homesteading program in an effort to become healthier, more self-sufficient, and ultimately organic. While these are all noble ideals, the reality was more difficult to face. Over time, the neighborhood raccoon managed to pick off my chickens one-by-one, until they were all gone. The squash bugs

Up the Recipe Flavor, Not the Fat!

Many have the impression that the more fattening a recipe is, the better the flavor. Now the dish is too fattening, so cutting back on the fat changes the taste and texture. Then food manufacturers try to incorporate chemicals to compensate for the fat taken out of the food in order to make it appealing

Medical Marijuana Programs are being Used as Stealth Gun Control

If marijuana was actually legalized it could be transferred like any other plant product with no strings attached. Truly legal marijuana could be used freely just as it had been for thousands of years before the modern war on drugs. Some U.S. states have enacted medical marijuana programs but they conflict with the U.S. federal

10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Naturally

Metabolism is one of those words that get bandied around whenever the subject of diet, energy, fitness, health or weight-loss come up. It seems to be a catch-all phrase or description for whatever it is the body is doing. As an event, metabolism is a chemical process within cells of the human body or any

Tricky Food Labels

I think all of us like playing games. We like puzzles and riddles and games that really make us think. So, how would you like to really test your brain? The US Dep’t of A**holes in cahoots with the big food companies really make you think when you read a food label. One would think

Is Metformin the Aspirin of the 21st Century?

During the latter half of the 20th century, a cheap, readily available drug used by millions of people as a fast-acting and reliable pain reliever began to be revealed as something more. 1-5 Little by little, studies uncovered associations between aspirin use and a lower risk of cardiovascular events (including ischemic stroke and heart attack),

Can You Take Turmeric / Curcumin with Prednisone (Immunosuppressant)

Yes, it is safe to take turmeric as a spice when you are on prednisone. Though no significant adverse interactions have been reported while taking turmeric with prednisone, it is recommended maintaining a time interval of 3-4 hours if taking turmeric or curcumin supplements or golden paste. Turmeric and prednisone have similar therapeutic effects and

Gun Control is People Control

Gun Control? ”We need to just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”– Eric Holder former U.S Attorney General (2009-2015) Let me first start off by saying: I am in no way a ‘gun nut’. I do not now, nor have I ever, owned a firearm of any kind. If