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Are you in a veggie rut, eating the same handful of vegetables day after day? Try something new. Perhaps something grown in the ocean.
Humans have been harvesting and eating sea vegetables for thousands of years throughout the world. Archaeological evidence suggests that Japanese cultures have been consuming sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. In ancient China, sea vegetables were a noted delicacy, reserved particularly for honored guests and royalty. Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Asian countries incorporate sea vegetables into their cuisines.Read More
The thyroid gland is located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple and above the collarbones. Small and butterfly-shaped, the thyroid gland plays an important role in the body, influencing the function of the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Thyroid hormones affect metabolism, body temperature, heart rate, energy levels, and mood.Read More
Salt is so common and ubiquitous, we hardly think about it anymore, except perhaps to wonder if we consume too much of it. But not very long ago, before modern mining and drilling methods were developed, salt was one of the world’s most important commodities. Bags of salt rocks were carried by camel along the ancient spice roads of the Middle East. It was hoarded, hidden, taxed, and served as currency. Salt allowed the Vikings and other early explorers to discover the new world, because they could carry preserved salt fish for long distances. It has established cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions (remember Gandhi walking to the salt marshes of Dandi?).Read More
Epsom salt is the common name for magnesium sulfate, an abundant geologic mineral. It is also an extremely versatile household product, with many helpful applications ranging from DIY spa treatments to soothing sore muscles to fertilizing soil. Epsom salt has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s currently gaining new fans that are looking for natural, inexpensive alternatives to overpriced store products in wasteful packaging. Epsom salt is safe, easy to use, available at any grocery or drug store, and it costs next to nothing.
The elements magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen combine to make magnesium sulfate, a salt which can help improve health in numerous ways. Up to 78% of Americans don’t get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium, which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body. Magnesium deficiency can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems, and other health issues. Sulfur is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and form proteins in joints, brain tissue, and mucin proteins. Doctors recommend soaking in an Epsom salt bath as a safe, easy way to increase the body's levels of magnesium sulfate.Read More
I, like many people, used to think that monosodium glutamate (MSG) was some horrible chemical substance to avoid. MSG is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant naturally-occurring, non-essential amino acids, the building blocks of all proteins. It's derived from yeast extracts and beet roots. As a fan of natural mineral salts, I was intrigued. MSG is classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) and by the European Union as a food additive.
With the arrival of sunny weather, it's time to think about sun protection - although it should be on your mind all year long.
The following is an article that appeared in the Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Select Magazine. The article was written by Flo Parks, a long-time follower of Dr. Hulda Clark. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.