• 07May


  • 01Jan


    Heirloom Seed companies master list

  • 29Oct


    Foods that fight Candida

  • 28Jul

    (approx. time spent in stomach before emptying). ……..
    when stomach is empty, leaves immediately and goes into intestines,
    Fruit vegetables, vegetable broth – 15 to 20 minutes.
    (blended salad, vegetables or fruits) – 20 to 30 min.


    Watermelon – 20 min.digestion time.
    Other melons – Canteloupe, Cranshaw, Honeydew etc. – 30 min.
    Oranges, grapefruit, grapes – 30 min.
    Apples, pears, peaches, cherries etc. – digest in 40 min.


    Raw tossed salad vegetables – tomato, lettuces, cucumber, celery, red or green pepper, other succulent vegetables – 30 to 40 min. digestion. –
    Steamed or cooked vegetables
    Leafy vegetables – escarole, spinach, kale, collards etc. – 40 min. – Zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, yellow squash, corn on cob – all 45 min. digestion time
    Root vegetables – carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips etc. – 50 min.
    Semi-Concentrated Carbohydrates – Starches
    Jerusalem artichokes & leafy, acorn & butternut squashes, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yam, chestnuts – all 60 min. digestion.

    Concentrated Carbohydrates – Grains

    Brown rice, millet, buckwheat, cornmeal, oats (first 3 vegetables best) – 90 min.
    Legumes & Beans – (Concentrated Carbohydrate & Protein)
    Lentils, limas, chick peas, peas, pigeon peas, kidney beans, etc. – 90 min. digestion time
    soy beans -120 min. digestion time
    Seeds & Nuts
    Seeds – Sunflower, pumpkin, pepita, sesame – Digestive time approx. 2 hours.
    Nuts – Almonds, filberts, peanuts (raw), cashews, brazil, walnuts, pecans etc. – 2 1/2 to 3 hours to digest.


    Skim milk, cottage or low fat pot cheese or ricotta – approx. 90 min. digestion time
    whole milk cottage cheese – 120 min. digestion
    whole milk hard cheese – 4 to 5 hours digestion time

    Animal proteins

    Egg yolk – 30 min. digestion time
    Whole egg – 45 min.
    Fish – cod, scrod, flounder, sole seafood – 30 min. digestion time
    Fish – salmon, salmon trout, herring, (more fatty fish) – 45 min. to 60 digestion time
    Chicken – 11/2 to 2 hours digestion time (without skin)
    Turkey – 2 to 2 1/4 hours digestion time (without skin)
    Beef, lamb – 3 to 4 hours digestion time
    Pork – 41/2 to 5 hours digestion time

  • 21Dec


    Check out the ANDI top 10 foods by deparment and their Andi score on a scale from 1-1000
    This is a list of foods by their department and it scores them out of a 1000 on their nutrient density. Foods are evaluated by a range of their micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants.

  • 02Dec

    Whole Foods List


    Food Combining Rule: don’t mix animal protein with any starches such as baked potatoes, brown rice or other grains.

    Quinoa (Steamed or Sprouted)
    Millet (Steamed or Sprouted)
    Buckwheat (Steamed or Sprouted)
    Amaranth (Steamed or Sprouted)
    Quinoa pasta or other whole grain, gluten-free pastas
    Steamed legumes (lentils, garbanzo beans, etc.)
    Brown rice
    Brown rice products (pasta, rice cakes, etc.)
    Non-GMO corn products
    Cooked whole potatoes
    Sweet potatoes
    Yams, squashes, pumpkins
    Whole grain bread (preferably gluten-free)
    Egg yolks
    Egg whites
    Goat’s cheese (preferably raw)
    Goat’s milk (preferably raw)
    Goat’s sour cream (preferably raw)
    Goat’s cottage cheese (preferably raw)
    Steamed vegetables
    Dried fruit
    Flax crackers
    Natural nut and seed oils
    Olive oil
    Coconut oil
    Apple cider vinegar
    Fermented foods
    Preserved vegetables in oil
    Bee products (honey, pollen, royal jelly, etc.)
    Dehydrated foods
    Superfoods (goji berries, maca, acai, etc.)
    Raw cacao
    Salt (e.g. sea salt, Himalayan salt)
    Whole spices and herbs

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  • 04May


    to me, Mary

    Dr. Farlow talks about natural preservatives in cosmetics and gives a list of EO’s that are used.

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C. <dr.cfarlow@dyingtolookgood.com>
    Date: Mon, May 3, 2010 at 11:55 PM
    Subject: Warning!

    Dying To Look Good
    Dying To Look Good
    Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
    May 4 , 2010                                                                                                                           Read Online

    Natural Ingredients That Preserve

    There are a lot of synthetic chemical preservatives. Some of them are even found in products that claim to be all natural. While it’s important to make sure the cosmetic and skin care products you use are safe, there is concern over the harmful effects of many of the synthetic preservatives.

    You’re probably already aware that a number of natural and organic product lines boast of preservative free products. You may have even tried some of them.

    So how is it that some companies claim that they must use the synthetic preservatives to make sure their products are not comtaminated and others claim that they can produce safe products without chemical preservatives?

    Well, the answer is partly in the terminology.

    While most countries in the world have laws regulating preservatives, the U.S. does not. In the U.S. any substance can be used as a preservative if it passes a challenge test.

    This is a benefit when it comes to the many natural substances that possess antimicrobial activity, even though they are not classified as preservatives. However, it’s of utmost importance that the antimicrobial natural ingredients be used in adequate quantity to insure the product is properly protected from contamination.

    Some of the natural ingredients that can act as preservatives include:

    Essential Oils
    • cinnamon
    • thyme
    • clove
    • eucalyptus
    • rosemary
    • juniper
    • garlic
    • birch
    • lavender

    Natural Extracts
    • honeysuckle
    • grapefruit
    • carrot
    • neem


  • 29Apr

    We are getting ready to release the just-updated EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in partnership with renowned medical expert on natural health and wellness Dr. Andrew Weil. But first, we wanted to give loyal EWG supporters like you an exclusive first look at the latest Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists.

    Our exclusive EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides lists fruits and vegetables based on their levels of pesticide residue. Because you’re an EWG fan, you can see the guide before anyone else and find out how favorites like apples, spinach and potatoes — and for the first time ever, blueberries — rank.

    Click here to watch a video from Dr. Andrew Weil explaining why he uses EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, then download your own!

    Ready to eat fewer pesticides?
    We at EWG always recommend eating more fruits and veggies and buying them organic if you can, but we know that sometimes they’re too expensive or flat-out unavailable.

    That’s why we created EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides — so you know which fruits and vegetables have the lowest pesticide residues and which you should try to always buy organic.

    Click here to see what Dr. Andrew Weil has to say about how EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides saves you time and money, then download the exclusive list for yourself.


    Ken Cook
    President, EWG

  • 30Aug

    “At long last, I’m delighted to present the Colon Therapy Directory. It is a work in progress and there will hopefully be many new additions as highly trained gravity method colon therapists contact me with the details of their practice and approach. If you are a colon therapist who would like to be considered for the directory or a reader who would like to recommend someone, please send an email with all the details of the practice to natalia@detoxtheworld.com.”


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