Top 10 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Spirit Vine May 2014

Chia seeds are native to South America and have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits and uses in cooking. It turns out the South American staple is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, …

Brain scan shows which vegetative…

May 2014

patients have hope: A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness, a study said Tuesday. In an unprecedented trial among comatose patients, Belgian researchers said the scanner, anexpensive tool not routinely used for this purpose, could identify those who were unresponsive but showed …

An Appreciative Heart is Good Medicine

Spirit Vine May 2014

Psychologists once maintained that emotions were purely mental expressions generated by the brain alone. We now know this is not true. Emotions have as much to do with the heart and body as they do with the brain. Of all your body’s organs, it is the heart, a growing number of scientists theorize, that plays perhaps the most important role …

Cashew Nuts

May 2014

The One Bacteria That Causes Tooth Decay, Acne, Tuberculosis and Pneumonia Can Be Killed By This One Seed Gram positive bacteria, which cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Francisella tularensis, and leprosy are all killed by anacardic chemicals present in cashew nuts which are actually seeds. Cashew nuts are actually the kidney-shaped seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew …

Foods to Help Insomnia

May 2014

An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders, according to the National Institutes of Health. Over a period of time, sleep deficiency may result not only in fatigue, but also increased risk for chronic disease, depression and obesity. Eating certain foods can help boost the production of sleep-inducing substances in your body. Instead of taking medication, …

Recommended Books May 2014

May 2014, Recommended Books

Of Love and Other Demons By Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel Garcia Marquez is up to his old tricks. Del amor y otros demonios may not be in the same league as One Hundred Years of Solitude, but it is still an engrossing page-turner filled with magic, humor, political insight, shrewd social commentary, and characters who are both lovable and thoroughly …

Seeking Higher Consciousness with Ayahuasca

Spirit Vine May 2014

Seeking Higher Consciousness with Ayahuasca by Silvia Polivoy Ph.D. Why do thousands of people go every year to Brazil or Peru to experience ayahuasca? Can this magical potion of the Amazon forest help you visit other dimensions? Or help you communicate with other forms of life? Sound too fantastic to be true? Must be dangerous! Could it drive me crazy? Seeking …