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Plant Protein Pasta Recipe – With Loads Of Fiber & Protein!


This plant protein pasta dish with arugula, artichoke hearts, and hemp seeds is a delicious way to get your fiber and protein. Unlike traditional wheat pasta, choosing alternative pastas made from beans and legumes significantly increase the protein and fiber.

Chickpea pasta is a favorite as it looks and tastes most like traditional pasta. When paired with other fiber and protein rich ingredients, this makes for one healthy and filling plant-powered meal.

One serving provides approximately 26 grams of protein, from the chickpea pasta (14g) peas (4g), hemp seeds (3g), grilled artichoke hearts (3g), and yes, even the arugula (1.8 g per 3 cups)! The same serving also provides approximately 17 grams of fiber.

Plant Protein Pasta

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

1 box chickpea pasta

2 cups peas (frozen)

8-12 cups baby arugula

6 oz grilled artichoke hearts

4 Tbsp. hemp seeds

Salt to taste

1-2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil, or to taste

Instructions

Bring a pot of water to a boil.

Cook the pasta 7 minutes or according to package directions.

Three minutes before the pasta time is up, add in the frozen peas to the same pot. When done, drain the peas and pasta.

Meanwhile, put the baby arugula in a large salad bowl. Chop the grilled artichoke heart and add them to the bowl, along with the drained peas and pasta. Top with hemp seeds, pink salt, and extra virgin olive oil. Toss well before serving.


MariaMarlowe3Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has helped thousands of people improve their health by optimizing their diet. She has created meal plans and programs to help you lose weight, clear up acne, and spend less time in the kitchen yet still eat healthy.  

She has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NBC, Well + Good, and more. Her first book, The Real Food Grocery Guide, will teach you how to eat healthy without going broke.

Download her free 3-Day Real Food Challenge Meal Plan, check out her site, www.mariamarlowe.com, or follow her on  Instagram @MariaMarlowe and Facebook for more healthy recipes.


 



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Dandruff Shampoo Recipe – Say Goodbye To Flakes & Chemicals!


Looking for a fantastic anti-dandruff shampoo? Of course you are! After all, who wants to deal with an itchy, flaky scalp? Dandruff can be a nightmare to handle, and with cancer-causing chemicals in shampoos you buy in the store, you may feel like you’re backed into a corner. What is the best anti-dandruff shampoo available? Should you give in and buy what looks to be the least harmful? No! Compromising your health is a thing of the past with this homemade anti-dandruff shampoo. And trust us, your efforts will be well worth it. This is absolutely the best anti-dandruff shampoo, and since you make it yourself, you’ll know exactly what’s going into it. Castile soap, coconut milk, fenugreek, and various essential oils are a few of the wonderful ingredients involved in this homemade shampoo. It will leave your hair soft, healthy, and most of all, dandruff-free!

Dandruff is a common problem, affecting roughly 50 percent of the population. And to make matters worse, shampoo companies take advantage of this, offering you harmful solutions to fight this skin disease. (1,2)   Take the health of your scalp and hair into your own hands with this homemade anti-dandruff shampoo!

Check out these nourishing and effective ingredients going into your anti-dandruff shampoo:

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is gentle and a perfect moisturizer for this shampoo. All too often, the anti-dandruff shampoos you can buy in a store are harsh and drying on your scalp. They leave your hair thirsty and straw-like.  There are some anti-dandruff shampoos that have moisturizing ingredients, sure, but you may also be buying harmful ingredients.  Some of them may even include coconut milk; it has become a common ingredient in several types of shampoos, not just the anti-dandruff variety.

Other anti-dandruff shampoo ingredients may or may not offer anything for hydration, but that’s part of what makes this the best anti-dandruff shampoo. Coconut milk will nourish and condition your dry scalp and hair and may even help your hair grow. And when you make it yourself at home, you can be sure of the ingredients going into it. This includes knowing that your homemade anti-dandruff shampoo doesn’t contain anything harmful.

Baking Soda

Dandruff produces dead, flaky skin cells, but adding baking soda to your shampoo mixture can help address that issue. Baking soda sloughs off dead skin cells, gently exfoliating your scalp.

You should note, however, that long-term use of baking soda in your hair may lead to breaking and other damage. However, most often, dandruff shampoo is only meant for use once a week. It’s to treat a condition and is not meant for every-day use. On other days, you should use another shampoo, especially if you notice any damage.

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary is also common ingredient in hair care products. It smells great, of course, but it also promotes the health of your hair. All in all, the benefits of using rosemary oil in your shampoo are threefold. For one, rosemary is said to promote hair growth. It also adds a pleasant, uplifting scent to your shampoo, one that will offer you clarity and mindfulness. Furthermore, rosemary is anti-fungal. This is helpful, as dandruff is caused by fungi.

Tea Tree Oil

Similar to rosemary and coconut oil, if you scan the supermarket hygiene aisle, you’ll likely find at least a few bottles that feature tea tree oil, and for a good reason! Tea tree oil is also antifungal and can help your hair in other ways, too. For example, it can unclog hair follicles and nourish your roots. It may also thicken your hair—an added bonus when treating your dandruff! However, unlike the store-bought shampoos, this one won’t include any harmful, cancer-causing ingredients. That’s part of the beauty of making your own products right at home!

Fenugreek

While fenugreek is traditionally used in Indian cuisine, it also offers wonderful benefits to your hair. For example, fenugreek seeds are rich in protein and amino acids, which promote healthy hair, including fighting off dandruff. (3) Furthermore, fenugreek has a high amount of lecithin, which is a natural emollient. This can help strengthen and soften your hair.

Castile Soap

Castile soap is a pure yet powerful soap. For example, you can use it not only on your body, but for tougher jobs, as well, such as the laundry. Many people use castile soap to make a variety of homemade soap products, including laundry detergent.  Castile soap is gentle but effective and is a great option for many homemade soap products. It’s even gentle enough for use on children’s skin. You may be able to find it on the shelf of some supermarkets. However, more often than not, you will find it in in specialty stores, such as health food markets or vitamin shops.

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw apple cider vinegar can strengthen hair follicles as well as balance the pH of your hair. Furthermore, apple cider vinegar, in its raw, unfiltered form, is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. It’s also anti-inflammatory, making it a great ingredient for fighting an inflamed, itchy, and flaky scalp. Additionally, raw apple cider vinegar contains vitamins, such as B and C, that will help your hair develop a lustrous, healthy shine.

Homemade Anti-Dandruff Shampoo with Essential Oils

Are you ready to try the best homemade anti-dandruff shampoo available? If so, you’d better also make your peace with throwing out your old shampoo, because once you try this alternative, you’ll never want to go back again.

What You Need for the Best Homemade Anti-Dandruff Shampoo:

  • 1–1/2 cups (1 can) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 cup purified water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 20 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground fenugreek seeds
  • BPA-free plastic dispenser bottle

Directions:

  1. Grab a medium or large mixing bowl and a whisk.
  2. Mix together the coconut milk, coconut oil, and castile soap.
  3. Add the water, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda.
  4. Mix in the rosemary and tea tree oils.
  5. Now add the fenugreek. Be sure all ingredients are well-blended.
  6. Pour the shampoo into a BPA-free container with a lid.



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Homemade Cough Drops Recipe – Say Goodbye To Artificial Flavors!


These homemade cough drops are easy to make, effective, and full of health benefits! If you have ever purchased mass-produced cough drops, you know they don’t really do the job they promise to do. They may have a decent taste, but rarely do they actually keep you from coughing. They also don’t do much to actually help you get better, as they often don’t boast any significant health benefits. Furthermore, commercial cough drops are full of added sugar and other nasty chemicals that help them taste better. However, homemade cough drops are a completely different story. Defeat your cough or sore throat with the delicious cough drops below.

These delicious cough drops are made with a honey base. Raw honey is the best superfood for soothing a cough or aching throat. Even a spoonful of honey will bring some relief. However, in cough drop form, you get the added relief from honey for much longer.

Homemade Cough Drops With Essential Oils

Essential oils are a powerful tool against coughs and colds. However, ingesting them isn’t always easy. Adding some essential oils to your cough drops may be just what you need. Mixed with the other ingredients and in small amounts, they will go down easier and allow you to reap their health benefits.

Ginger is one great essential oil to add. It has anti-inflammatory properties, relieves congestion, and is a natural antibiotic. Overall, ginger essential oil is a great remedy to have when suffering from a cough. Furthermore, ginger is fantastic for relieving an upset stomach. So, if you use ginger for your homemade cough drops, you may also be able to use them for an upset or queasy stomach.

Peppermint oil is perfect for coughs or any other respiratory illnesses. It also fights minor fevers and seasonal allergy symptoms. Basically, peppermint will stop your cough no matter the root cause. It may also help sooth a sore throat and will, of course, leave your breath smelling fresh.

Lavender essential oil is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It’s perfect for coughs and sore throats. Best of all, it is a natural relaxer and will help you get to sleep in no time. And when you’re sick, you know that sleep is even more precious and crucial to obtain than usual.

If you need an essential oil that will fight any upper respiratory infection, oregano oil is your go-to.  This oil is definitely not just for cooking. Oregano oil packs of powerful wallop when it comes to healing. It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and fights allergies.

Cypress essential oil is excellent for relieving congestion and removing phlegm. It is also good for fighting infections and relieving anxiety. Anxiety may not be a particular issue in regards to having a cold or cough, but with its sedation abilities, cypress essential oil will help you relax. This can definitely come in handy when you’re sick.  When you’re not feeling well, it can be difficult to fall asleep. A cough has a way of keeping you up, and it can be difficult to breath when you’re congested. Cypress oil, however (and lavender, as mentioned above), can help relax you while calming your cough, getting you your much-needed sleep.

Eucalyptus oil is a powerful remedy for colds, the flu, and allergies. However, it is not safe for children under the age of 10.

Frankincense essential oil is perfect for relief of cold and flu symptoms. It fights illness and helps you feel better.

More Powerful Ingredients To Add

Basil – Basil has strong antibacterial properties and fights inflammation. Furthermore, basil is a wonderful source of antioxidants, which will also assist in getting you better faster.

Elderberry – Elderberries contain bioflavonoids that work to soothe inflammation caused by a sore throat, cough, cold, and other respiratory issues.

Homemade Cough Drops Recipe With Essential Oils

The best part about this cough drop recipe is that you can really make them yourself. If you feel a cold coming on or there is a cough going around in your household, make a batch of these straight away. Finding the perfect combination of ingredients is easy.

What You Will Need:

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 herbal tea bags of your choice
  • 8 drops of desired essential oils
  • optional: 1 Tbsp extra ingredients of your choice
  • candy thermometer
  • thick bottomed small pot

Directions:

  1. Steep 3 bags of herbal tea in 1/2 cup of boiling water for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Combine tea with honey, essential oils, and extra ingredients.
    1. Total extra ingredients should be 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons. Mix and match as desired.
  3. Mix all ingredients thoroughly before adding to heat. You should not stir while heating your cough drops.
  4. Heat cough drop mixture to 300 degrees and then pour into desired mold.
    1. This is when you would mix in your essential oils.
    2. Total drops of essential oils should be 8. You can mix and match the essential oils you choose.
  5. Wait for the cough drops to cool and then wrap each cough drop in wax paper.
  6. The cough drops will last longer in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

Precautions To Consider

When trying out new ingredients or essential oils, it is best to make sure there is no allergic reaction. Perform a minor spot test for essential oils and only use herbs you know you have no reaction to. Furthermore, be mindful of how many cough drops made with essential oils you’re consuming daily. Especially for those ingesting for the first time, essential oils may cause adverse internal reactions. You should be good if you remember to not treat these cough drops, or any cough drops, like candy. Don’t eat them except to help control your cough. They are medicinal and should be regarded as such.

Remember to add the essential oils after heating up the honey. Adding them before and heating them up with the honey will destroy their medicinal properties.

Lastly, if you are on any prescription medication or have a chronic illness, it is best to contact a health care professional before trying a new natural treatment.



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Lemon Tahini Dressing – David Avocado Wolfe


This simple lemon tahini dressing is a delicious oil-free way to dress your salad. It comes together in minutes, so you could make it fresh each time, or make a bigger batch and store in an airtight container to keep it on hand for the week.

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

¼ cup tahini

¼ cup water

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

¼ tsp. Pink salt, or more to taste

¼ tsp. Black pepper, or more to taste

Instructions

First, place the tahini and water in a small bowl and use a fork to whisk together, until a smooth and uniform consistency forms.

Then add the remaining ingredients, and continue to whisk for about another 30 seconds or so, until uniform consistency is reached again.


MariaMarlowe3Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has helped thousands of people improve their health by optimizing their diet. She has created meal plans and programs to help you lose weight, clear up acne, and spend less time in the kitchen yet still eat healthy.  

She has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NBC, Well + Good, and more. Her first book, The Real Food Grocery Guide, will teach you how to eat healthy without going broke.

Download her free 3-Day Real Food Challenge Meal Plan, check out her site, www.mariamarlowe.com, or follow her on  Instagram @MariaMarlowe and Facebook for more healthy recipes.


 



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C60 (Olive) Oil Supplement Anti-Aging Health Benefits + Risks


The Buckminsterfullerene or Carbon 60 (C60) molecule is a unique, oil-soluble molecule with an amazing power to prolong lifespan. This miraculous molecule, remarkable as it is, wasn’t discovered until 1985. However, scientists now understand that such a molecule has always existed in Nature. For the past 25 years, scientists have spent a great amount of time researching C60. What they found is remarkable! This fantastic molecule has the ability to promote longevity. In fact, they created a C60 olive oil formula that improved the life-span of rats by 95%. It does this by electrically neutralizing free radicals in the body, which in turn helps prevent numerous life-threatening diseases. That’s right! C60 benefits you by actually removing free radicals from your body—indefinitely.

Keep reading to learn more about how C60 benefits your health!

The Amazing Power of Carbon 60 (C60)

You can think of C60 as a universal antioxidant. Or, perhaps, as an antioxidant times one thousand! Each molecule is able to accept as well as donate several electrons unceasingly. Furthermore, it appears to do this without error and without compromising its own integrity.

C60 removes what is called superoxide. This is a toxic (even dangerous) by-product of cellular metabolism, as it is linked to tissue injury from several human diseases. (1)

What’s the Science Behind C60?

It is currently believed that C60 adsorbs (and may also absorb) nearby toxic acids and toxins, and is then attracted to the mitochondria of cells. From there, it carries its superoxide acceptors to prevent mitochondrial damage from occurring. Scientists speculate that C60 has the ability to achieve a positive charge by adsorbing or absorbing protons, which allows it to actually enter the mitochondria. This, then, leads to a decrease in production of reactive oxygen species (harmful free radicals).

C60’s qualities are borderline miraculous. For example, they manifest the same wave-particle quantum duality as photons of light. They are also superconducting, and can be made into single molecule transistors (transistors are semiconductive amplifiers, detectors and switches). The frequency of this fascinating molecule has been detected in the black space or firmament above us in the night sky. They are known to also occur naturally and terrestrially in Russian shungite rock, rocks of the Sudbury Irruptive (in Canada), at locations of lightning strikes, and in soot formation from beeswax candles. Carbon 60 molecules may also be made in a lab by striking a strong electric arc between graphite electrodes inside a quartz containment chamber.

The Undeniable Research Behind C60: How C60 Prolongs Life

In 2011, Fathi Moussa, a French scientist, led a team of researchers in a toxicity study on C60. They initially performed this study to see whether or not daily doses of C60 would be lethal to rats. But what occurred was completely the opposite!

Scientists ascribed the remarkable results of this study to the phenomenal antioxidant properties of C60 and its bio-distribution in living tissues. C60 can cross the cell membrane. (2) And that’s where its anti-aging, pro-longevity abilities come into play. Check out what happened to these rats…

The researchers gave six rats 1000 mg of C60 every day for 29 days, followed by a 14 day recovery period. The C60 was administered with olive oil. The scientists used control groups as well, one of which received plain water, and the other, plain olive oil. At the end of the study, all of the water-treated rats were dead. Sixty-seven percent of the group of plain olive oil rats were still alive.  And, astoundingly, 100% of the C60 rats were still alive as well! (3)

Indeed, the results are jaw-dropping. These C60-fed rats lived 95% beyond their natural lifespan. That’s nearly double their normal lifespan! The rat that lived the longest, lived to be almost 6 years old. In fact, he may have kept living, but the only reason he didn’t is because the scientists ended his life in order to more swiftly publish their exciting findings.

So, what can C60 do for you? Read the next section to learn all about the amazing health benefits of C60!

Health Benefits of C60

Now that you understand more about what C60 is and its primary function, let’s take a look at what else this phenomenal molecule may be able to do for your health. The full list is below, but to give you a preview, C60 can prevent inflammation, help treat arthritis, kill off certain viruses and bacteria, and help prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. To say this product is impressive is definitely an understatement. You can learn more about the mighty healing powers of C60 by reading the list below!

1) C60 Improves Longevity

As demonstrated in Fathi Moussa’s toxicity study, C60 has the ability to increase longevity. This powerful molecule prevents nerve cells from dying, and has allowed rats to live almost double their natural lifespan.

Other studies used mice instead of rats. Researchers in one study found that the mice lived 8 days longer in a 120-day lifetime. In another study, they found that the lifespan of mice can increase 5 to 14 percent, even when starting doses halfway through the lives of the mice. (4, 5)

It’s important to note, however, that a rat’s physiology is closer to that of a human than a human is to a mouse.

2) C60 Protects Against Free Radicals

Free radicals can truly wreak havoc within our body. They can react with almost any molecule and damage it, then they move right on to the next molecule. This leads to signs of aging as well as the development of diseases. We are exposed to free radicals from several, sometimes unavoidable sources. For example, air pollutants are full of free radicals. So are cigarettes, pesticides, and much more.  These reactive oxygen species even develop out of the food we eat, such as fried or processed foods.

This is why it’s important to consume a diet full of color pigment antioxidants! Eating numerous plant-based foods in every color of the rainbow can help your body fight these free radicals. However, a healthy diet can only do so much.  And sometimes free radicals are unavoidable. The good news, however, is that C60 has the ability to completely demolish these free radicals. (6)

3) C60 Prevents Inflammation

Another noteworthy ability of C60 is the prevention of inflammation. This could potentially be great news for those who suffer from arthritis and joint-related pain. Quite often, joint pain is accompanied by swelling and inflamed tissue. C60, however, has been shown to contain anti-inflammatory properties.

In one study, for example, scientists found that C60 indeed can prevent inflammation in arthritic rats. Researchers in this study concluded that C60 may be a viable treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. (7)

4) C60 Kills Viruses

Also on the list of C60 benefits is the ability to deactivate iridoviruses, certain viruses carried by insects. One study found, for example, that even in low concentrations C60 was able to eradicate the mosquito iridescent virus (MIV). (8)

5) C60 Protects Nerves

C60 benefits include protecting your nerves, as well. During the neural system development, death of nerves is completely normal. However, sometimes nerves die due to other reasons, such as injury. Some nerve damage can lead to fatal results. For example, nerve damage in the chest can leave you unable to detect pain from a pending heart attack.

And your nerves can die from other various causes, such as being fired too frequently or being overworked. Due to its antioxidant characteristics, however, the C60 compound can actually protect your nerves from dying due to being worked too hard. (9)

6) C60 May Prevent Osteoarthritis

Next on the list of amazing C60 benefits is its potential ability to prevent osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It affects roughly 27 million Americans.

Amazingly, C60 may be able to prevent stress-induced damage and the breakdown of cartilage. Furthermore, it can prevent loss of bone-building cells and prevent bone inflammation, as seen in studies involving rabbits. (10)

7) C60 Fights Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes. How do you avoid them? A healthy diet and active lifestyle may be a good place to start. But if you are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, your risk of developing these dangerous conditions increases. Metabolic syndrome is a term used to refer to a cluster of symptoms. These symptoms include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Clumped together, these symptoms can lead to heart disease, stroke, or diabetes.

C60 may benefit the body and help protect it against these dangerous symptoms. It can prevent fat cells from growing in size. Furthermore, it can prevent cells from increasing in number as well as prevent insulin resistance in cells. (11)

8) C60 Destroys Bacteria

While C60 can kill off mosquito-related viruses, it may also assist white blood cells in effectively destroying streptococcus bacteria. These bacteria cause such illnesses as strep throat, skin infections, and toxic shock syndrome.

The American Society for Microbiology published a study involving mice. Researchers conducting the study, using C60, were able to protect 33% of mice infected with streptococcus from death. They concluded that the data suggest C60 can be considered an antimicrobial agent for group A streptococcus infection. (12) Preliminary research indicates that C60 in combination with activated charcoal results in stronger antimicrobial properties (13).

9) C60 Prevents UV Damage

C60 benefits the skin, as well. It blends well with skin lotions, making it fantastic for prevention of UV damage. Indeed, on the list of C60 benefits is the ability to stop sunburn in models of human skin. It’s anti-oxidative components will permeate into the skin and effectively protect it from UV damage. (14)

Are There Any Risks Associated with C60?

There is an excellent reason olive oil was used in the study mentioned at the start of this article. The reason is that C60 does not dissolve in water. In fact, this power antioxidant has effects on unsaturated fats. (15)

Pure C60 and high doses of dissolved C60 may be toxic although no research has been forthcoming proving this (in fact, the opposite has been proven in rats).  Furthermore, you should not take C60 with water alone, as the effects are unknown. You should not take more than a recommended dose of C60 until more research has been done. It is also important to note that there have been no scientific studies involving the human consumption of C60. However, it is quickly gaining popularity and attention across the world. It likely won’t be long until human studies are underway.

There is a lot of talk going around about whether or not C60 can damage DNA. It may be more accurate to say it mutates or unwinds DNA. And, the truth is, unwound DNA repairs more easily. Studies show, in fact, that mice who are missing DNA unwinding enzymes have shorter lives. (16)

Furthermore, there is speculation that the cell damage only occurs when C60 is taken incorrectly, i.e., with water alone.

To reiterate, be sure to take C60 products only as directed. It’s a powerful product, to be sure, but like anything else, it should be taken with care.

Learn More About C60!

Are you ready to increase your longevity, fight arthritic inflammation, and prevent the development of deadly diseases? …Not to mention all of the other excellent benefits C60 has to offer! Be part of a growing group that is taking advantage of this remarkable product!

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BREAKING: Monsanto’s Roundup BANNED In France


In a major blow to Bayer, which purchased Monsanto in 2018, France has banned the sale of weed-killer Roundup.

Roundup contains the chemical glyphosate, which is linked to diseases such as gluten disorder and cancer.

The St. Louis Dispatch reports that today’s banning follows a court decision based on Roundup’s known toxicity.

The court today declared that regulators failed to take this toxicity into account when they previously granted Roundup a license for use.

Environmental activists are hailing this decision.

“It’s a major ruling because it should eventually cover all versions of Roundup,” said GRIGEN lawyer Corinne Lepage, according to Phys.org.

“The court determined that all products with glyphosate are probably carcinogens.”

This legal blow follows another major loss for Bayer in 2018.

In August, the a court in California ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $78 million to a terminal cancer patient.

The patient encountered Roundup during his work as a groundskeeper. His lawsuit hinged on the fact that Bayer (and previously Monsanto) have not been forthcoming regarding health risks associated with the product, which is both a herbicide and a pesticide.

Watch: GMO Advocate Says Monsanto’s Roundup Safe to Drink, Then Refuses Glass

Even in light of today’s ruling, Bayer remains defiant.

According to The St. Louis Dispatch, the company issued a statement today insisting its flagship weedkiller is safe.

“Bayer disagrees with the decision taken by the Administrative Court of Lyon,” the statement reads.

“This product formulation, like all crop protection products, has been subject to a strict evaluation.”

Bayer is reportedly considering legal options it may take in response to the banning.

The company is also appealing its aforementioned loss against the California groundskeeper who developed cancer after coming into contact with Roundup.

This is a major victory for those of us that have been speaking out against Monsanto for years.

It’s also a reminder that we all need to abandon the use of Roundup.

Instead, consider using urine. Yes, it sounds odd – but it does work, thanks to the acidity of urine.

Using urine in your yard has other benefits as well. Learn more about them here.



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Himalayan Salt Lemonade: Stop Migraines FAST


Few things can ruin your morning quite like an intense migraine.

The nausea, sensitivity to light and pulsating pain can make it hard to function, let alone thrive.

It may seem like migraines pop up without warning or cause. In reality, though, migraines are often the result of a nutrient deficiency.

Research has confirmed this. In a review of the research (1), doctors discovered that patients suffering from frequent migraines were much more likely to have low levels of these nutrients:

  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B2
  • Folate
  • Q10 (a co-enzyme)

Other nutrient deficiencies that can contribute to migraines include magnesium, potassium and sodium.

Dehydration is a major cause of migraines as well.  Dehydration is a compounding issue, causing even further excessive water loss in your body (2).

It’s also not hard at all to become dehydrated. In fact, if you live in the United States, you probably are chronically dehydrated (3).

Thankfully, the Himalayan Salt Lemonade recipe at the focus of this article can combat both of the migraine factors outlined above.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One quarter teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Eight ounces of water
  • One teaspoon of honey (this is an optional sweetener)

Preparation

Begin by adding the lemon juice and salt into the eight ounces of water. Stir this mixture well until it becomes uniform.

After that, add the honey to sweeten it. You can also consider leaving the honey out if you don’t mind having a slightly sour-tasting drink. It’s not a main active ingredient in this lemonade.

Once you’ve finished making the drink, consume it immediately. Follow it up with a glass of water.

You’ll want to repeat this process every 10 minutes. Within a half hour (so three cycles), your migraine should be gone!

Of course, this recipe is made with the average person in mind. If your migraine is especially severe, feel free to continue drinking the Himalayan Salt Lemonade until you feel better.

Why does sea salt lemonade help a migraine?

Himalayan Salt

You might be scratching your (soon-to-be-headache-free) head right now.

In light of the fact that dehydration is a contributing factor in migraines, it might seem counter-intuitive, this idea that salt mixed with water could do anything other than dehydrate you further.

That is the case for the bad kind of salt – what we commonly refer to as table salt. Many common types of table salt are highly processed (4).

Himalayan salt, however, contains a number of nutrients that will maintain your body’s electrolyte balance and help your body make better use of the water you intake.

Those electrolytes include sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

As mentioned earlier, those electrolytes are among the list of those in which deficiencies will cause migraines.

This is a concept David Wolfe explores in great detail during the diet and detox lessons found in The Inner Circle.

Of course, it’s all about balance. Too much of even Himalayan salt will still increase your sodium levels beyond what’s needed.

Thankfully, when Himalayan salt quenches your thirst, you’ll find you don’t really feel like drinking the lemonade anymore.

Take that as a sign that you’re no longer dehydrated.

Just keep an eye out for these dehydration and migraine symptoms:

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Decreased urine output
  • Urine is low volume and more yellowish than normal
  • Headache
  • Dry skin
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of sweating
  • Sunken eyes
  • Shriveled and dry skin
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate

Lemon Juice

Of course, the lemon juice in the Himalayan Salt Lemonade isn’t just for flavor.

Lemons also help reduce inflammation and swelling (5).

This is great not only for people suffering from conditions like arthritis. It’s also great for migraine sufferers.

Migraines are in fact the only type of headache that appears linked to inflammation (6).

Lemon water will also help reduce stress – another major contributor to migraines (7). This will also have the effect of brightening your mood, making it easier to get through the day (8).

In fact, it’s a much better alternative to coffee if you suffer from migraines. While coffee might give you an energy boost and help you power through the pain, it might also make you jittery and interfere with your sleep when consumed in excess of four cups a day.

Contrary to popular belief, though, coffee isn’t actually a diuretic (9).

That means it won’t contribute to dehydration. So if you are a coffee person, don’t worry; it won’t undo the work of the Himalayan Salt Lemonade.

Watch the video below for an easy how-to:

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Migraines are incredibly common. Chances are, you know several people who suffer from them. Spread the joy and recovery!