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Why You Might Love This Ex-KGB Agent’s Plans for Organic Food

Alright, this is in no way political, at least on my part. I’m not writing this because of my political leanings or anything like that, I’m just writing about this because I think the story you’re about to read is incredibly cool, and I would love it if the U.S. would pursue a similar policy. So, here’s what’s happening and why it might matter to you: Russia, like many nations across the globe, relies heavily on imported food to stay well-fed. However, Russia has enacted a policy to free itself entirely from imported food and to move toward becoming 100% self-sufficient in terms of food production. How do they plan to do this? By creating the largest organic food system the world has ever seen. The craziest...

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Harvard University Finds Coffee Is Proven to Help You Live Longer

Love Coffee? Good, Coffee Is Proven To Help You Live Longer One of the reasons I fixate on coffee so much in my writing isn’t because I’m some java fiend. Far from it actually, as I’m not a huge coffee lover. No, the reason I write about it with some amount of frequency is because everyone else loves it. It’s estimated the average American spends about $1,200 dollars a year on coffee…and since it’s by far our most popular and most easily accessible “legal drug”, I’m inclined to tell you the good and the bad about one of America’s favorite beverages. So that’s why I’m happy to tell you about coffee’s ability to positively affect how long you live and why coffee is proven...

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Bet You Never Knew Basil Could Do This… 6 Health Benefits of Basil

The Health Benefits of Basil are Not to Be Taken Lightly… Even though people all over the world do. Basil’s one of the foods you’re used to having on pizza or in a pesto, but the truth about basil is it’s much more than just a tasty garnish. It’s actually health food superstar. Then again, do I write much on foods that aren’t? Yes, basil is an amazing plant. And, since it grows both inside and outside with ease, tastes great, and is very potent, then there’s not really any reason to ignore it. Seriously, once you see just how good it is for your health then you might find yourself becoming a basilholic, which is obviously a word I just made up. Check out...

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Pumpkin Seeds’ Crazy Health Benefits

Since I just wrote an article on the health benefits of pumpkins, I figured I should do the same for the powerful seeds found inside. Pumpkin seeds are a popular snack food. You’ll find them mixed in tons of the popular “protein bars” found at the grocery stores. And they’re inexpensive. But what is it about pumpkin seeds that makes them such a killer Fall food? Glad you asked. I’ll explain below. 4 Reasons To Stock Up on PumpkinSeeds When most people think about pumpkin seeds, they’re familiar with the whole seed just as it appears when you take them out of your pumpkin after carving it up to make a jack’o lantern. And it’s that combination (what’s known as the...

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4 Amazing Health Benefits of Peppermint Oil

If you’ve been reading or following Health As It Ought To Be for any amount of time, you know I’m a firm believer both plants and food are some of the greatest “medicines” in the world. Of course, I believe pharmaceuticals are of great benefit to us. I’d be crazy to say they weren’t. That’s especially true of conditions and diseases which are complicated and require specific treatment and care… But I also think the consistent use of plant-based treatments are definitely worth knowing. One of the the most powerful plants/herbs in the world is peppermint. That’s one of the reasons you see it used so frequently in products like toothpaste, gum, shampoo and other health and beauty products. The truth is, peppermint (or mint) possesses incredible qualities which makes me confident in recommending it as a superior...

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