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What is Excipient Free?

  You may be eating excipients in your vitamins and other nutritional supplements without even knowing it. What are excipients? Excipients are fillers, binders, flowing agents, and various types of glues that hold nutritional supplements and vitamins together. Most excipients generally test toxic and some of the commonly used excipients are animal-derived. Excipient fillers and binders can affect the absorption rate and benefit of the rate by as much as…

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Cooking/ Health/ Nutrition/ Recipes

It’s Hemp Week and Two Delicious Recipes!

It’s the 4th Annual Hemp History Week! June 3rd-9th, 2013 Hemp has been on the “IN” list for years. It’s one of the most well known “superfoods”. But for some reason I did not get on the hemp train until this year. Sure, I’ve had it in smoothies and dressings at restaurants, but didn’t start using it on the regular in my own kitchen until a few months ago. Crazy…

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What Does Highest Bioavailability Mean?

  Not all supplements are created equal. According to the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, bioavailability refers to the amount of (the nutrient) in food, medications, and supplements that is absorbed in the intestines and ultimately available for biological activity in your cells and tissues. Bioavailability is the degree to which a nutrient is available to the body for use and measures the rate that a supplement…

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The Three Principles of Detoxification

By Ben Rolnik: There are a variety ways that one can detoxify their system. Most people assume that detoxing means doing a master cleanse — lots of green juice, lemon, and water — and colonics. This overlooks the very serious problem of “re-toxing” right afterwards — not to mention the other cognitive-behavioral dimensions of detoxification! There are 3 major principles of detoxification I call: rejection, ejection, injection. If we just…

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Vegan Healthy Heart, Happy Body

Pure Vegan Homocysteine Control Spray contains vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin B6, and TMG (trimethylglycine). These key nutrients can help convert homocysteine to other substances, preventing an unwanted buildup of homocysteine. Homocysteine is a toxic amino acid formed in the body when other amino acids in your blood are broken down by normal body processes. High levels of homocysteine can lead to blood clotting and narrowing of arteries making it…

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Cooking/ Meatless Monday/ Nutrition/ Recipes

Meatless Monday: Couscous and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Here’s another Meatless Monday recipe to tantalize your taste buds and get you cooking this cruelty-free meal in your kitchen. This week’s Meatless Monday recipe is contributed by our friend, Leigh-Chantelle from Viva la Vegan! a website with a large range of vegan recipes that focuses on positive information, education and vegan outreach. Ingredients: 1⁄2 red capsicum (pepper), cut in half 1⁄2 green capsicum (pepper), cut in half 1⁄2 eggplant…

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5 Reason Vegans Need B12 Spray

Odds are, you supplement your vegan diet with B12, but clinical studies confirm that Methylcobalamin can outperform many of the B12 supplements currently being used. Many people unwittingly succumb to a host of health issues due to nutritional deficiencies, and those who think the main concern is only energy-related are walking a tightrope. 1. Central nervous system becomes vulnerable: Neurological changes are just one of the many effects of B12…

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Winter Vitamin D

Most people stay indoors when winter turns the world cold and white, but staying indoors too much can cause a vitamin D deficiency. Vegans are particularly susceptible, because their diet tends to be low in the vitamin. While non-vegans can get vitamin D from meat and other animal products, vegans can’t. Don’t write vitamin D off as a useless vitamin; it’s very important to the body. It helps regulate bone…

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Meatless Mondays: Garlic Gnocchi

Here’s another Meatless Monday recipe to tantalize your taste buds and get you cooking this cruelty-free meal in your kitchen. This week’s recipe is contributed by our friend, Leigh-Chantelle from Viva la Vegan!, a website with a large range of vegan recipes that focuses on positive information, education and vegan outreach. Ingredients: 500g pumpkin gnocchi 6 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 eggplant, diced 8 okra, sliced thickly 1/4 bunch spinach,…

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Meatless Monday Dessert: Raw Chocolate with Cashew Cream

Here’s another Meatless Monday recipe to tantalize your taste buds and get you preparing this cruelty-free meal in your kitchen. This week’s Meatless Monday recipe is contributed by our friend, Leigh-Chantelle from Viva la Vegan! a website with a large range of vegan recipes that focuses on positive information, education and vegan outreach.  Enjoy. Raw Cashew Cream Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashews ¼ cup agave nectar ¼ cup water cinnamon…

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