There are different types of clover, such as white and hop, but red clover (trifolium pratense) is seen as the most medicinal.
Tiny Self-heal, which can be found growing on many lawns and in meadows and pastures throughout North America, is a perennial in the mint family. Also called all-heal, prunella vulgaris prefers full to part sun, and propagates by seed or creeping stems. The purple flowers can be seen in bloom from June to August, and attract friendly insects such as moths and butterflies. There are two sub-species that have been identified: var. lanceolata and var. vulgaris. The latter vulgaris variety is said to be non-native to North America.
There are a few reasons why your baked recipe doesn't come out. Here are the most common to consider when trying your hand at a new recipe.
I'm sharing my sprouting tips in this post! I've been sprouting everything from beans to millet grass to broccoli sprouts over the years.
*THIS ARTICLE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED*
This guide is a resource for those who are into gluten-free and grain-free baking, and who are looking for ways to reduce the standard sugar called for in recipes.
The first part of this guide offers 10 low glycemic sweeteners. Low cal sweeteners such as xylitol and erythritol, as well as low cal blends, make great choices for both baked and no-bake recipes. Prebiotics such as inulin and yacon syrup to higher cal coconut sugar are other options mentioned. Stevia is given honorable mention, whether as naturally green, as an extract, or paired in a blend. Stevia as a herb can be used to sweeten by making an infusion, tincture or glycerite. Yes, using glycerin and glycerites to sweeten recipes where small amounts are needed (such as for tea or no-bake energy bars) are unique ways often unheard of, but that offer great options (other glycerites, such as rose and lavender, offer additional health benefits).
The second part of this guide offers 12+ sweeteners that are natural, but that do affect blood glucose levels. These sweeteners are best used in moderation, however there are many interesting ideas on how to use them in order to reduce the total amount of sugar in a recipe. Simply halving a sweetener and pairing it with a low-cal sweetener is one idea. Another idea is use the soak water used to rehydrate dried fruits to replace the milk/oil in a recipe. There are fruits that are given several mentions, and there are recipes on making your own fruit compote, paste, syrup, and butter and using these to sweeten your recipes. Common other sweeteners such as brown rice syrup, molasses and honey, and lesser-known birch syrup are also discussed. Finally, the last section of this guide offers a list of flavorings that trick the tongue so that less sweetener can be used in a recipe.
Note: this guide is written from a "natural health perspective." This guide therefore does NOT include information on artificial sweeteners, agave syrup, corn syrup, pasteurized honey or fancy molasses. So-called "healthy" sugars such as demerara, sucanat, evaporated cane sugar, rapadura or muscovado are also not mentioned. While these do contain minerals, sugar is sugar, and you can use them to replace white sugar 1:1.
Also note that sweeteners are recommended or counter-indicated for those with digestive issues (e.g. IBS) and those with candida.
Q: I haven't had sex for a while and then when I did, well this morning I woke up with a UTI [Urinary Tract Infection]. I know some of the symptoms of UTIs, one of them being that you always have to pee! And I keep having to pee, but it feels like there is still more to come out. I have this pressure in my bladder and I feel a bit hot. I know sometimes fever and a burning sensation can be there, but so far there is no burning. I don't want to use any remedies from the pharmacy, but want a natural solution. HELP!!
~Lady in the Loo
A: Whether you have sex regularly or just once in a while, it is advisable that you pee both before and after sex. Emptying the bladder after sex is highly recommended for both men and women as it helps to flush any unwanted bacteria from the urethra. Remember that safe sex also means practicing good hygiene, and that includes washing hands and having clean genitalia.
Because the anus and vagina are close in proximity to one another, it is much more common for women to have a UTI. This is also one of the reasons why moms always say to wipe from front to back!
As for UTI help here are:
10 Natural Remedies And Tips to Treat UTIs
Green Smoothies (GSs) are a puree of leafy greens with slippery fruits such as bananas, mangoes, and peaches.
Green smoothies are versatile in that the liquid used can vary and various "extras" can be added to give the smoothie extra nutrition. They are filling, contain fiber, and can be suitable as a meal. They are made using a blender. If you want a smooth puree every time and are planning on making green smoothies often, invest in a high speed blender that will last for many years. Good choices are Blentec and Vitamix.
Green Juices (GJs) are the juices of leafy greens and harder fruits such as apples, grapes and pomegranates that are pressed using a juicer.
There are two (2) types of juicers: centrifugal and masticating. Ideally, you want to use a masticating juicer which crushes and then presses the fruit to yield a high result of juice. This process is done with minimal heat (called low revolutions per minute or RPM) so that the nutrients are preserved in the juice. Good choices include Green Star and Omega.
A: Detox symptoms during a juice or water fast vary from person to person, and are also determined by the duration of the fast.
Detox is systemic and is experienced by all systems of the body.
The main organs that are responsible for detox are the liver, lungs, kidneys and skin.
Fasting & Detox
Help For Constipation
Help For Digestion
Help For Fasting
Help For Gas
Help For Glowing Skin
Help For Leaky Gut
Help For Liver/Gallbladder
Help For Parasites
Help For UTIs