Benefits of Natural Wheatgrass Juice

wheatgrass shotWheatgrass is a popular dietary supplement that packs a lot of vitamins and minerals in a small shot. Wheatgrass can be taken as a single “shot” on its own, mixed with water or juice, or blended into a smoothie. A type of young grass in the wheat family, wheatgrass has an incredibly concentrated amount of nutrients in a small amount of the fresh blades. Recognized as a powerful detoxifier and cleanser for the blood, wheatgrass is thought to support the immune system and organ functioning.

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Create a Relaxing Environment with Natural Incense

incense burningThe practice of burning incense dates back millennia to Ancient Chinese and Hindu ceremonies. Incense is popular today for a variety of purposes. Although incense is still used in places of worship and meditation, it is also a popular means of creating a fragrant and relaxing environment in any home or personal work space. Whether unwinding with a bubble bath, doing some yoga poses, or simply enlivening a social or work setting, burning incense can transform the atmosphere of any location.

Not all incense is the same. If you are buying incense for yourself, you want to make sure that you are getting a product made with quality ingredients that will not irritate your nasal passages. Some incense uses heavy fragrances and accelerants to help it burn. This can create too much smoke and a thick scent. People may complain of headaches or eye burning. This is an experience you want to avoid when trying to create a relaxing space!

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Powdered Green Drinks: An Introduction

green drinkPowdered green drinks are a convenient way to get an extra vegetable boost that is rich in chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals. Chlorophyll is found in all leafy vegetables– for example, kale, spinach, lettuce and celery, as well as algae (chlorella, spirulina, etc.). When you do not have the time to juice from scratch, mixing a powdered green drink with water or juice is an easy way to get the benefits of fresh green vegetables. Plus, many green drinks contain extra ingredients such as algae, herbs and more.

Chlorophyll is filled with nutrients. In the living plant, this chemical helps convert sunlight to energy. Chlorophyll is credited with having cleansing properties, oxygenating the  blood and increasing energy levels. Powdered green drinks can be made with ingredients such as [Read more…]

What Does “Organic Food” Mean?

organic produceWhat does it mean when food is marked “organic?” Organic food is produced through organic farming, which is a sustainable form of agriculture that enhances the health of crops, animals, and people. Organic farming is a positive alternative to conventional farming because it promotes biological diversity and uses renewable resources. By focusing on natural farming techniques, organic farmers are able to achieve abundant crops without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or insecticides.

Organic farming has a positive effect on the environment on every level. By using compost to fertilize crops rather than the synthetic chemicals used by conventional farmers, organic farmers are able to create rich soil and [Read more…]

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