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WATCH YOUR MOUTH! Milk: a body good?

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(photo source: honest cooking)
I’d like to first share that originally this blog post was going to be about ice cream, America’s favorite dessert.  It was going to reveal some (chilling) truths about ice cream sold in stores today, including that many brands now can’t even call it ice cream  (frozen dairy dessert is one name that is now often used instead because it contains nothing standard in “ice cream.”)  I also was going to mention that an ingredient commonly used for flavoring vanilla iced desserts is called castoreum (basically, dried beaver anal glands) and will likely show up on the ingredient list as “natural flavoring.”  All of this I was going to share, including options we can choose that don’t fall short of the real deal, until in my research I started to find out what was really in milk of today.… Read more!

Gynostemma a day to keep the Dr away?

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On my day off this weekend, I wondered along the beautiful streets of Santa Monica to window shop, taste a few local treats, and bask a bit in the 80 degree dry sun (you jealous?)  I stepped into one of my favorite stores called Thunderbolt Spiritual Books (http://www.thunderboltspiritualbooks.com/) (512 Santa Monica Blvd), where they offered me a free cup of delicious tea.  “It’s a tea made with gynostemma that will change your life,” said the store owner.… Read more!