Author Archives: Eric

Black cutch, an Asian medicinal plant, contains compounds that are effective against the dengue virus

Dengue is a viral infection that’s common in countries with subtropical and tropical climates. It is transmitted through the bite of a female mosquito (Aedes aegypti or A. albopictus) carrying the dengue virus (DENV). Although many cases of DENV infection involve only mild symptoms, severe dengue can be life-threatening and requires hospitalization. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are four distinct, but ...

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Bill protects affordable CBD

A bill that would protect hemp-derived CBD from the FDA needs our support. Action Alert (Article republished from ANH-USA.org) For a while now, we’ve been telling you about the FDA’s attack on CBD oil, a natural, safe, and non-addictive alternative to dangerous opioid drugs. We must support a bill that would protect hemp-derived CBD supplements from the federal government. The bill (HR 841) is simple. ...

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Cashew Parmesan Cheese

Jump to Recipe This four-ingredient vegan cashew parmesan cheese is my go-to recipe for topping pasta, salads, grain bowls, toast, and more! There’s no shortage of crumbly, cheese vegan toppings in my life. I’ve made plant-based “parmesan” using hemp seeds and walnuts. There’s a cashew parmesan recipe in Power Plates, too. Lately, though, I’ve been streamlining the Power Plates parm. ...

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Vegan Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Jump to Recipe Vegan spinach lasagna rolls are a perfect way to enjoy all of the comfort food goodness of lasagna in an adorable, easier-to-serve package. With only a few more days before the Christmas holiday and the winter solstice, I thought it might be a good day for some classic comfort food. These vegan spinach lasagna rolls are my ...

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Lentil Beet Salad

Jump to Recipe This vegan lentil beet salad is one of my staple salads. It’s packed with nutrition and perfect with toast! There are plenty of festive recipes to make and think about at this time of year. But sometimes I like to interrupt all of the holiday cookies and cakes with an every day staple recipe. This lentil beet ...

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Tangy Chili Lime Tempeh Tacos

Chili lime tempeh tips One of the ways to make tempeh more user friendly is to steam it before marinading or cooking it. I do this sometimes, and I do think it makes a difference. But it’s another step, and I don’t always want or remember to do it ahead of time. When I made this chili lime tempeh, I ...

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Creamy Avocado Macaroni Salad

Avocado macaroni salad ingredients The ingredients for this salad are pretty flexible: you don’t have to use the same vegetables that I used, and there are lots of ways that you could jazz up the sauce. I wanted to keep the dish very, very simple, and the recipe reflects that. Here’s what it’s made with: Avocado I used about half ...

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5 Medicinal uses of mullein (plus 4 ways to prepare it)

Mullein has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. There are over 200 species of mullein, and they can be found around the world, including the United States. Here are five medicinal uses of mullein, as well as four ways you can prepare it. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Disinfectant Mullein oil is a powerful disinfectant that can be used to ...

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A toothache at night: 7 Natural home remedies for pain relief

A toothache can cause discomfort and make eating or drinking very difficult. It can cause throbbing and swelling around the affected area, a sharp pain when you bite down, fever and a burning or shock-like pain. Fortunately, effective natural remedies for toothache exist. Here are seven of them. (h/t to MedicalNewsToday.com) Peppermint tea Menthol, the active compound in peppermint, has a numbing ...

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If you work out, you need magnesium: It promotes recovery after strenuous exercise

Magnesium is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in muscular health and recovery. After a grueling workout, you need to replenish your electrolytes and magnesium levels. Magnesium and muscle recovery In a study involving marathon runners, researchers discovered that magnesium was the most highly depleted electrolyte in the participants, with potassium a close second. Athletes require magnesium because the mineral is ...

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