Archive for the ‘Nutrition in Plants’ Category
Gossypin is the latest health buzz and studies show it is highly beneficial as an anti-inflammatory and in the battle against melanoma. The common mallow plant is a source of gossypin and it is commonly found in many parts of the world.
Foraging for wild edibles in the wintertime can be challenging, but there is still food to be had that can keep a person alive in a survival situation. Lichens are one of those winter edibles that occur in abundance!
Winter teas or survival teas, either way there is a forest of nutrition that awaits the forager or the prepper. Even in the cold winter months, edible wild food is out there for the die hard forager!
Dandelions are an important food source in many countries and is used in countless herbal preparations. According to recent research, dandelion root tincture has been proven to kill leukemia cells.
Learning how to identify wild edible plants is fun and it is a skill. Combine the learning process with learning how to make a fire and it makes for a memorable day!
Drinking plenty of herbal teas loaded with vitamin C is a great way to help support your immune system while increasing your antioxidant intake. The best of it is, your backyard can be a great source of natural teas!
When cooking edible wild foods leave no edible part behind! Maximizing lamb’s quarters is easy and tasty! Using the leaves provides us with amazing nutrition, but so do the soft stems! Don’t green bin them – roast them!
Fields of Nutrition is a pocket-sized magazine that has thirty wild edibles commonly found in many countries around the world. Each edible plant comes with detailed description along with close-up images for easy identification. Each wild plant also includes health benefits and mineral, vitamin and nutritional information.
Edible weeds are plants that tell us where they want to grow – and there is a reason for this; they know better than we do! Sometimes they get a tad exuberant and they cross the line to become invasive; but make no mistake, planet Earth is as much their home as it is ours. [...]
Dandelion flowers are open once again and although these are viewed as a nuisance to some people – they add a cheerful colour to the landscape and are amazingly good for our health. In fact, dandelion greens are sold in most grocery stores nowadays! Some people consider dandelions a weed, yet categorically dandelions are no [...]
Garlic mustard is a wild edible that has earned the title of being invasive in many geographical areas. This nutritious weed even made headline news in the Green Bay Press Gazette: “Invasive species get jumpstart from warm weather, DNR warns.” Hmmm… The March 31, 2012 story makes this edible plant sound like a wanted suspect. [...]
Food really matters – and with two out of three cancers being related to food choices there is a wake-up call for all of us to start reading labels and stop putting faith into the system. Many items are approved by government agencies, yet whether these items act alone or synergistically with other chemical additives [...]
Free Food from Foraging is an eBook that is available for $4 a copy. This 20 page book discusses topics such as nutrition, soil nutrition, vitamins and supplements, food prices and food miles as well as offering foraging tips.
“Free Food from Foraging” comes in mobile, PDF and hardcopy versions!
March is Nutrition Month and there’s no better time to educate ourselves on the amazing nutrients that wild edible foods have. In addition, it’s important to educate ourselves on the “real” nutrient levels in all the food and ‘food-like’ products we purchase at typical grocery stores.
Innovative ways to take care of your heart and your skin are in the first issue of Nutrition – Nature’s Way! Never before have edible weeds been looked at this comprehensively as a possible means to help keep your heart healthy.
Taking care of your skin naturally is the simplest, most economical and the best way to cleanse and to hydrate. Inside February’s issue you’ll find out just how simple it is!
Christmas is over and for those of you who are waiting for the special curbside pick-up to take away your tree – wait!
Why not capture all the amazing nutrients your tree has to offer? Yes, you can eat or drink your tree and your health will benefit from it!
Last night I spent over two hours listening to Dr. Cass Ingram at a local venue. His knowledge of what is going on in the world politically, especially as it pertains to our health, is right on the mark. He started off the evening by stating, “It’s almost abnormal to be FULLY healthy and to feel good.”
Dr. Ingram stated that some top officials in the pharmaceutical industry refer to their vaccines as being nothing more than “the bargain basement of healthcare.” He says that fortunately, many people have become aware about the heavy metals added into vaccines, but what many are not aware of is that they are “teeming with germs” and contain aspartame.
So many credible books on native North American flora often share the same story about Joe Pye yet seldom provide sourced information. Was Joe Pye a real person and if so, who was he?
Many websites and books refer to Joe Pye as being a Native medicine man from Salem, Massachusetts who earned his fame from curing colonial settlers of typhus using his eponymous healing herb. Some sources state that Joe Pye was a phonetic translation of jopi or jopai.
Wild grapes can be found growing in almost every climate. There are so many different varieties located in the far north, tropical areas and apparently, even the desert. Wild grape vines ‘grow like weeds’, therefore they can be easily trained to grow on a fence or any structure for that matter; and they are a good choice to use as a natural screen. Wild grape vine is an excellent habitat for birds and combined with their health benefits and wide range of uses, it only makes sense to either forage for these wild edible grapes or even start growing them in your garden.
Vitamin B 17 is a naturally occurring nutrient that has numerous (independent) scientific studies indicating that it may prevent cancer, significantly reducing arthritic pain and even lowering high blood pressure.
B 17 (also known as amydalin) was removed from the American market by the FDA, stating that is contains cyanide. Many foods naturally contain cyanide and eating these in moderation will not cause harm (unless the person ingesting that food has a food allergy). These foods include: almonds, millet sprouts, lima beans, soy, spinach and bamboo shoots.