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Light Soup: The Supplement for Supplements

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Egg drop soup is light and healthy.

Just ten years ago the dietary food supplement industry was one of the fastest growing businesses in America with sales topping 17 billion dollars per year according to US government statistics. But George Ohsawa pioneered the macrobiotic philosophy of living which draws upon natural whole foods and non-stressful living skills to promote health. The macrobiotic way avoids most vitamin and mineral supplements. Continue reading

Leafy Green Salad: The best Anti-Cancer Food?

Leafy Green Salad: The best Anti-Cancer Food?  by Don R

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Deep-colored vegetables are packed with phytonutrients.

When a famous guy named Ponce traveled to Florida looking for the “Fountain of Youth”, it started us believing in magic pills, potions and food supplements as a cure-all. In the case of cancer, the AMA, it seems, is stuck on chemo, radiation and surgery as the best options for some forms of cancer. To think otherwise requires a double-blind study but that’s too technical for this post. Let’s just say that over the past 15 years there has been a lot of discussion about the role of phytonutrients and cancer prevention. Dark green salads contain phytonutrients so can we conclude that eating green salad is the answer to preventing cancer? Continue reading