July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017
March 13, 2017
Dr. Bob DeMaria discusses the role of he gallbladder and its relation to the liver. Find out what foods might be disrupting their function and why some people need their gallbladders removed. Also find out what foods you might eliminate in order to balance the health of these organs and your digestion!
February 12, 2017
My tomatoes and cucumbers are growing like crazy indoors! UPDATE: I show you how to hand pollinate and the difference between male and female flowers. Links to all the supplies used in this video are listed below.
February 1, 2017
January 25, 2017
January 21, 2017
Growing tomatoes and cucumbers indoors with a simple grow light set up is a lot of fun – join me as I share the process with you! I will be posting updates on on indoor pollinating and caring for the plants as they grow. Subscribe so you don’t miss the updates!
August 9, 2016
From adding a crunch to your summer salad, to fighting cancer and heart disease, the humble cucumber is a great ally in your quest for optimal health. This wonderful low-calorie fruit (yes you read that right, cucumber is not a vegetable but a fruit) has so much more to offer than electrolytes and water.
It is the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world, and has been around for ages. Originally grown in northern India around 4,000 years ago, cucumbers are part of the squash, melon and gourd family.
As reported by The Old Farmer’s Almanac, in ancient times cucumbers were used as a medicine, rather than as food, to treat nearly everything. Recently, cucumbers have come to the attention of many modern laboratories for their potential medicinal purposes.
While cucumbers do not house impressive amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, they thank their superfood status to high levels of bioactive phytochemicals such as cucurbitacins, lignans and flavonoids.
Many of these compounds have anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, painkilling, wound-healing and laxative properties, making cucumbers an ideal cure-all.
Scientists found that cucurbitacins could block the signaling pathways that are essential for cancer cell growth and survival. According to a 2010 research review published in Scientific World Journal, these findings may lead to the possibility of cucurbitacin being used as a future anticancer drug.
Another study, published in the Journal of Cancer Research, found that cucurbitacin B inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer cells by up to 81 percent.
According to the researchers, unpurified cucurbitacins have been used for centuries as folk medicine in Asian countries such as China and India. Pancreatic cancer is poorly treated by conventional therapies. Cucurbitacin B’s ability to inhibit tumor growth and induce cancer cell apoptosis may lead to new and efficient cancer treatments to fight pancreatic cancer.
Lignans are a unique type of polyphenols found and extensively studied in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage. Recent research, however, has found that other vegetables, including cucumbers, are a good source of different types of lignans too.
Cucumbers contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol and secoisolariciresino – three lignans associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several types of cancer. These include breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancers.
A 2010 study, published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, found that these three compounds could protect your heart by lowering vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction.
Furthermore, cucumbers consist of 96 percent water, which is more than any other fruit or vegetable on our planet, making it an excellent food to keep you hydrated all day long. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, an average-sized cucumber contains the equivalent of a 10-ounce glass of water, and only adds 16 calories per cup.
In addition, cucumbers are well known for their ability to soothe sunburns, reduce puffy eyes and freshen the breath.
What are you waiting for? Start growing fresh, organic cucumbers in your own backyard or on your balcony. It’s easy, fun, chemical-free and super cheap.
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August 7, 2016
I was in a contest with some friends and won a Crescent Garden container. I could have picked any kind. I went for the TruDrop self watering container. I have a large vegetable container garden. I put this one to the test and planted tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, basil and onions in it. The video takes you from set up to harvest. It was a success! I thought I would have to fill it every 2 weeks… I never filled it once over an 8 week period.
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August 5, 2016
John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you everything you wanted to know about plant spacing when growing in a raised bed garden. He will also share with you how he feeds his dog, Oakley.
In this episode, at a viewers request, John gives you a garden tour of his garden with a tape measure to show you how he spaces the vegetables he is growing in his square foot raised bed garden.
You will learn how to space out various summer crops, such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, broccoli, onions, sunchokes, kale, and much, much more.
Along the way John will also share many of his square foot vegetable gardening tips and tricks he has learned over the years.
You will discover why John doesn’t always use the recommended square foot garden spacing and the benefits of deviating from the recommended spacing.
You also get to see what John is growing in his summer garden this year.
Finally, John will take you inside and share with you his OPINIONS on what he feeds his dog, Oakley. You will learn John’s thoughts on what most animals on earth should eat to have the highest level of health.. Hint: Its NOT GMO FooDS!
After watching this episode, you will have a better understanding of plant spacing when growing in an urban square foot raised bed garden as well as what you might want to feed your dog for health and longevity.
“The plain fact that fluorine is an insidious poison harmful, toxic and cumulative in its effects, even when ingested in minimal amounts, will remain unchanged no matter how many times it will be repeated in print that fluoridation of the water supply is ‘safe.’”
– Dr. Ludgwig Grosse, Chief of Cancer Research, U.S. Veterans Administration.
“This record is barren of any credible and reputable scientific epidemiological studies and/or analysis of statistical data which would support the Illinois Legislatures determination that fluoridation of the water supplies is both a safe and effective means of promoting public health.”
– Illinois Judge Ronald Niemann (presided over litigation involving fluoridation)
For more information on Fluoride’s health issues please read:
July 21, 2016
Water is essential to all life on Earth. When it comes to humans, our bodies require water for virtually every biological process needed to stay alive.
Playing a crucial part in the body’s overall digestive system, water helps to flush out your kidneys and liver, and to rid your body of any previously ingested toxins.
If water is such an essential tool in the removal of harmful substances, why would we ever want to contaminate it?
Unknown to many, most tap water has been found to contain traces of a myriad of potentially harmful toxins, including antibiotics and heavy metals. According to the Global Healing Center, “There are more than 80 ‘regulated’ contaminants and more unregulated toxins, like the rocket fuel component perchlorate which are present in most tap water.”
While some toxins are more harmful than others, arsenic, fluoride and chlorine present the greatest risk of harm for humans.
An extremely toxic heavy metal, arsenic in tap water poses grave potential health concerns. Classified as a Category I carcinogen, arsenic is almost certainly a cancer causing agent. While the EPA has set standards for arsenic levels in tap water at 10 parts per billion, several U.S. states have been known to exceed those standards from time to time.
Additionally, fluoride’s presence in most, if not all tap water, presents further negative potential health effects. One of the most toxic substances known to man, fluoride is deliberately added to tap water in the United States to help prevent tooth decay.
While no significant scientific data exists to support this claim, fluoride is still widely accepted as one of the most effective ways to inhibit the growth of cavities. Proven to be more toxic than lead, some countries around the world have caught on and banned the fluoridation process of tap water.
Chlorine, another toxic chemical added to most tap water, poses additional potentially severe adverse health concerns. Injected into tap water to kill bacteria, chlorine triggers the creation of free radicals in the body by bonding with other compounds to form Trihalomethanes (THMs), causing serious cell damage.
According to Global Healing Center, a research study conducted on the potentially harmful effects of ingesting chlorine found that rats drinking out of chlorinated water supplies developed tumors in their livers, kidneys and intestines.
Despite incontrovertible evidence detailing the negative health risks associated with consuming harmful toxins like arsenic, fluoride and chlorine, the government continues to allow their presence in most tap water.
If you’d like to make sure that the water you’re drinking is as toxin-free as possible, check out Natural News’s blog entry discussing the benefits associated with alkalizing your water naturally, using lemons, cucumbers, ginger root and mint.