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The Most Disturbing thing I’ve Ever Seen
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The Most Disturbing thing I’ve Ever Seen

Posted July 30th, 2013 by in Blog, Culture, Health & Vitality

This is soooo disturbing, it made me chill to the bone. You’ve been warned. On the kind of morning when you walk out of your home to see your neighbor’s grown man son sobbing into another man’s arms, you feel the isolation of urbanism when you can’t ask if he’s ok even if he’s your […]

Egusi, the Organic West African Miracle Food
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Egusi, the Organic West African Miracle Food

Posted July 23rd, 2013 by in African Foods are Healthy, AFRiCKA, Blog, Food Politics, Health & Vitality, Medical Anthropology

I have always loved egusi more than any other Yoruba soup. If I could eat it with my other Naija favorite, plantain (raw, baked, fried, boiled), every day, I’d be in heaven.  But it tastes much better with eba (dried, fermented cassava) or iyan (pounded yam) But what is Egusi, really?   Egusi (“Citrullus Lanatus”) […]

The 256-Year-Old Herbalist
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The 256-Year-Old Herbalist

Posted July 11th, 2013 by in Articles, Health & Vitality, Spirituality

Source: virsmai.com According to the official records, herbalist Li Ching-Yuen was born in China in 1677 (although he himself claimed that he was born in 1736). Throughout his long life, he constantly practiced herbalism and martial arts. In 1930, the New York Times newspaper printed an article in which they published official Chinese government documents […]

Sugar and Depression
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Sugar and Depression

Posted May 21st, 2013 by in Blog, Health & Vitality

From: Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist You’ve no doubt seen the television ads warning “this is your brain on drugs”.   These public service announcements are designed to be visually shocking thereby discouraging youth drug abuse by comparing the brain to an egg and a fried egg in a pan to a brain on drugs. The same […]

Grasping
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Grasping

Posted April 4th, 2013 by in Blog, Health & Vitality, Poetry

Grasping air, It slips slyly through fingers First like the slippery grasp of overripe mango flesh Then like air Youth slips away from me like air Through my fingers It can be slow In the cloudy descent of fatigue Or speedy like the racecar of disappointment knocking the wind out of me Fallen follicles And […]

“ANYTHING HELPS.”
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“ANYTHING HELPS.”

Posted January 18th, 2013 by in Health & Vitality

I should be in bed, but… The same day I get fed up with fatigue and dry skin and the whole nine; and I find and make an appointment with the Holistic MD I’ve been searching for who takes my insurance, I walk on the subway and see a dude holding a Cup and this […]

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“45 Lessons Life Taught Me” by Regina Brett

Posted December 7th, 2012 by in Health & Vitality

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer Newspaper, Cleveland, Ohio. “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn’t fair, […]

Dec 6
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Dec 6

Posted December 6th, 2012 by in Blog, Health & Vitality

This morning I woke up feeling exactly as I did last year on December 6. Cold, weak, shaking, scared, sad, sad and sad. I did not want to get out of bed, but I did. Thank you to all of you who kept me on my feet, who made me eat, who went out of […]

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TOP 10 GMO Foods

Posted August 31st, 2012 by in Blog, Health & Vitality

1. Corn – Corn has been modified to create its own insecticide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that tons of genetically modified corn has been introduced for human consumption. Monsanto has revealed that half of the US’s sweet corn farms are planted with genetically modified seed. Mice fed with GM corn […]

The Vegan’s Need for MORE Meat
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The Vegan’s Need for MORE Meat

Posted July 18th, 2012 by in Blog, Health & Vitality

So I had a little piece of salmon last weekend, after my annoyance with the sore muscles became overbearing. I was so tired by the weekend, even with all this raw food, walking up the stairs was a feat. Then I had a little salmon and all the better, although it took hours and hours […]