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Kraj testiranja na životinjama?

Mali plastični čip, ne veći od palca, mogao bi uskoro označiti kraj testova na životinjama! 

Dobra je to vijest za čak 115 milijuna zečeva, zamoraca, miševa, štakora, pasa, majmuna, riba, ptica i drugih životinja koje se nalaze u laboratorijima i institutima diljem svijeta, gdje se nad njima provode eksperimenti. 

Svake godine, prema Humane Society Internationalu (međunarodnoj organizaciji za zaštitu životinja), u laboratorijima se ubije oko 100 milijuna životinjica koje su poslužile za ponekad vrlo okrutne eksperimente i istraživanja. 

Zato bi nova tehnologija, nazvana “organi na čipu”, a koju su razvili istraživači Harvardovog Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, mogla značiti prekretnicu u suvremenoj znanosti.  

Riječ je o tehnologiji koja oponaša biološke procese u ljudskom tijelu, konkretnije, u pojedinom organu i znanstvenicima pritom omogućava direktan uvid u njih. 

U svaki čip, veličine žileta, umetnute su mikrofluidne cjevčice, podstavljene s ljudskim stanicama. Kroz njih putuju zrak, krv i bakterije, kao i u pravom ljudskom organu, stvarajući nove biološke procese. 

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Smoothie za ljepši ten

Kremasti smoohtie od manga, avokada i drugih ukusnih sastojaka pravi je saveznik vaše prirodne ljepote. 

Obilje vitamina (A, C, E) osigurat će vam čišću jetru, bolju probavu, kalij i vlakna pomoći će u regulaciji tlaka i kolesterola, dok će se kolagen pobrinuti za vašu kožu, kosu i nokte. 

Ovaj smoothie možete napraviti kao ukusan nektar za ljepotu za prvi jutarnji napitak, a može vam poslužiti i tijekom dana kao zdravi međuobrok. 

Dodate li mu chia ili lanene sjemenke, dobili ste ukusnu večeru. 

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Gluten – otkrijte kako ga izbjeći

Gluten (lat. ljepilo) je elastična bjelančevinasta tvar netopiva u vodi.

Najčešća asocijacija vezana uz gluten su žitarice jer je poznato da je on široko zastupljen upravo u žitaricama poput pšenice, ječma, raži.

No, zbog svojstava elastičnosti i ljepljivosti masovno se koristi u prehrambenoj, farmaceutskoj pa čak i kozmetičkoj industriji.

Sadržan je u većini prehrambenih prerađevina, u konzerviranoj hrani, u mnogim lijekovima i vitaminskim pripravcima te pojedinim kozmetičkim proizvodima. 

Ipak, u novije vrijeme, uslijed porasta oboljelih od celijakije kao i zbog povećanog broja onih s razvijenom blažom ili težom intolerancijom na gluten, sve veći broj proizvođača se okreće proizvodnji bezglutenskih proizvoda.

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Smilje

Prema Homerovoj Odiseji, heroj Odisej doživio je brodolom na otoku i upoznao božanstveno lijepu Nausikaju. 

Tajna njene ljepote bilja je u vječnom ulju, od cvijeta koji nikada ne vene, čak ni kad se ubere.

Prema mitovima, i grčki bog Apolon na ulazu u Delfe nosio je tijaru od posebnog bilja da podsjeti svijet na svoju besmrtnost. 

Iako su to samo legende, poznato je da postoji cvijeće koje ne vene, čak ni kada se ubere. 

Riječ je o smilju, lat. Helichrysum italicum našoj domaćoj biljci koja raste u mediteranskim krajevima, na sunčanim kamenjarima. 

Raste do visine od 60 cm, ima uske listiće i žute cvjetove.

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Dašak Italije – aromatični pesto

Pečene rajčice, aromatični bosiljak i domaće maslinovo ulje samo su neki od sastojaka aromatičnog pesta s kojim svoju kuhinju možete počastiti daškom Italije dok ga pripremate. 

Iskušajte ovaj poznati recept koji će oduševiti i početnike, ali i iskusne gurmane i s kojim svako jelo možete učiniti posebnim. 

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Abhyanga

Tisućama godina ljudi prakticiraju abhyangu, ljekovitu samomasažu u okviru drevne indijske medicine Ayurvede. 

Abhyanga je tradicionalni tretman u kojem se cijelo tijelo masira ritmičkim, blagim pokretima uz pomoć biljnih ulja. 

Njena je prednost u tome da je možete provoditi i sami (na sebi), što je jedan od razloga zašto ima sve više pobornika diljem svijeta. 

Drugi je – zato jer se vjeruje da je uz njeno svakodnevno provođenje moguće doseći starost od 100 godina i poboljšati cjelokupno zdravlje.  

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Olga Kotelko – mlada u srcu, bez obzira na godine

"Nemojte se usredotočiti na svoju dob - usredotočite se na to kako živite". 

Poruka je to jedne od najzanimljivijih slavnih sportskih osoba, Olge Kotelko, legendarne kanadske umirovljene učiteljice i nositeljice više od 750 zlatnih medalja u atletici. 

Olga Kotelko (02.03.1919 - 24.06.2014) je bila kanadska atletičarka i učiteljica koju obitelj, prijatelji, kolege sportaši i sportski svijet pamti kao neumornu, snažnu i mudru ženu. 

Ono po čemu se izdvaja od većine sportaša današnjice je životna dob u kojoj je ostvarila sve svoje sportske, atletske rezultate. 

Naime, atletikom se aktivno počela baviti u kasnijoj životnoj dobi - tek nakon umirovljenja, nakon 65. godine života! 

Upravo ta činjenica uveličala je sva njena postignuća i izazvala divljenje i poštovanje cijelog svijeta.  

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Sirovi špageti od tikvica

Tikvica, zahvalna i ukusna namirnica sa stotinu mogućnosti pripreme, neka se ovaj put na vašem stolu pronađe u izvornoj, sirovoj varijanti. 

Vitaminima i mineralima bogat obrok sirovih špageta od tikvica s crvenim pestom možete pripremiti kao lagani ručak ili večeru, dok god traje sezona ovog ukusnog povrća (iako su u biti – voće). 

Začine koji će ove primamljive špagete učiniti još ukusnijima možete birati po želji. 

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Gotu kola

Koliko je moćna biljka Gotu kola (lat. Centella asiatica) govori i podatak da ju u kineskoj medicini nazivaju „fontanom mladosti“ jer produžuje život. 

Potvrdio je to slavni prirodnjak Li Ching Yun, proslavivši čak 256 rođendana. 

Gotu kola raste pretežno na Himalayima, a jogiji je koriste kao hranu za vrijeme meditacije, jer aktivira krunsku čakru i pomaže u balansiranju lijeve i desne hemisfere mozga.

Osim u Kini, dobro je poznata i u Indiji, Sri Lanki, Madagaskaru, srednjoj i južnoj Africi. 

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Zdrava poslastica – ljetne kuglice

Brze, slatke i zdrave kuglice u kombinaciji povrća i sušenog voća neka budu vaš novi slastičarski izazov.

Lako ih je napraviti, a kombinaciju sastojaka možete mijenjati po želji. 

Ujedno, možete im dodati i med, kakao, rogač i druge omiljene sastojke, dok ne pronađete okus koji će vam savršeno odgovarati. 

Ove ljetne okruglice pružit će vam prirodnu energiju, vitamine, A, B, E, brojne hranjive nutrijente kao što su željezo, kalij i selen, ojačati imunitet te pružiti zaštitu od infekcija. 

No, najvažnije, osigurat će vam slatki užitak bez grižnje savjesti, kad god poželite. 

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Arganovo ulje – zlatni nektar ljepote

Arganovo uljeSigurno ste već čuli za ulje argana, također poznato kao marokansko ulje.

Što je zapravo ulje argana, kako se proizvodi i koje su sve njegove blagodati?

Ulje argana dobiva se iz plodova drva argana (lat. Argania spinosa) koje raste u jugozapadnom Maroku.

Ovo ulje je rijedak i dragocjen proizvod koji Marokanke koriste u ritualima uljepšavanja već stoljećima.

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Recepti s arganovim uljem

Kvalitetno arganovo ulje može vam poslužiti za izradu vrhunskih proizvoda za njegu kože i kose, a koje možete napraviti i sami kod kuće.

Ovi jednostavni recepti neka vam posluže za izradu maslaca, losiona i maske uz pomoć kojih ćete hidratizirati kožu i kosu i dopustiti prirodnoj ljepoti da dođe do izražaja.  

1. Maslac za tijelo s arganovim uljem

Shea maslac stavite u posudu i tucite električnim mikserom dok ne postane sasvim mekan...

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Terapija smijehom

Zarazan je, ali nije opasan. Dapače, umjesto bolesti uzrokuje zdravlje tijela i duše, povezuje ljude i stvara osjećaj intimnosti.

Svima je dostupan, dijeli se besplatno i svatko ga ima.

Svatko ga razumije i lako koristi i s ovim se prirodnim lijekom ne može pretjerati.

Riječ je o smijehu, čudu koje jača imunološki sustav, daje energiju i smanjuje bol, uz brojne druge zdravstvene dobrobiti za cijeli organizam.

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Voćni čokoladni sladoled

Zdrava slastica koja će savršeno odgovarati malim i velikim ljubiteljima deserata dolazi ovaj put u kombinaciji voća i čokolade, ali u smrznutom obliku.

Da, riječ je o sladoledu od prirodnih sastojaka, koji svatko može napraviti kod kuće i koji će predah, proslave i okupljanja učiniti radosnijima i zanimljivijima.

Pripremite bijeli sloj od 2 banane. Izvadite banane iz zamrzivača i ostavite neka se opuste 10-ak minuta na sobnoj temperaturi.  Stavite ih u blender i blendajte dok ne dobijete ujednačenu smjesu kremaste strukture.

Rasporedite smjesu u kalupe do 1/3 i stavite ih u hladnjak dok pripremate čokoladni sloj.

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Krpelji – kako se prirodno zaštititi?

Uz komarce, u prirodi nerijetko prijete i krpelji - neugodni i opasni prenositelji bolesti.

Najčešće bolesti koje prenose krpelji uključuju krpeljni meningoencefalitis (KME), Lajmsku bolest i erlihiozu.  

Vrebaju u travi, grmlju, šumovitim predjelima, pa je oprez preporučen prilikom šetnje, kampiranja ili izleta na otvorenom.

Iako komercijalni proizvodi nude velik izbor sredstava, mi vam donosimo isključivo prirodna rješenja i savjete kako što bolje zaštititi sebe i svoju obitelj od ovih malih nametnika.

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Kremasti špageti s avokadom - ukusna i zdrava gastro poslastica

Bogata, kremasta i ukusna kombinacija avokada i tjestenine čini ovaj recept za lagani i brzi ljetni obrok punim pogotkom.

Avokado, bogat zdravim masnoćama i antioksidansima, osigurat će vašem tijelu zaštitu od starenja, stresa, potaknuti brže sagorijevanje kalorija i ujedno vas zdravo zasititi.

Bezglutenska tjestenina izbor je za sve gurmane, osobito u vrijeme ljeta, kada često za njom posegnemo jer predstavlja brzo rješenje za zasitan obrok.

U pratnji s aromatičnim biljem i neizostavnim, kvalitetnim maslinovim uljem, ovi nesvakidašnji špageti zacijelo će mnogima postati drago jelo na jelovnicima i obrok za užitak.

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Jelovnik za čir na želucu

Kada zdravstvene poteškoće diktiraju jelovnik, pogreške u odabiru namirnica skupo se plaćaju.

Zato vam donosimo prijedlog za jelovnik – doručak, ručak i večeru te napitke za koji ćete dobiti zeleno svjetlo od vaše probave, osobito ako bolujete od čira na želucu.

Jer, izbor ovih prirodnih sastojaka neće vam naškoditi niti izazvati uobičajene muke i bolove, nego će, naprotiv, oštećenoj sluznici želuca pomoći i ublažiti neugodne simptome.

Hranjivi doručak od cjelovitih žitarica, voća i sojinog mlijeka osigurat će vam zdravu energiju, vlakna, minerale i vitamine koji će pomoći vašoj probavi.

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Čir na želucu

Mučnina, slab apetit, probavne smetnje i bol samo su neki od simptoma poznatih mnogima: čira na želucu i dvanaestercu.  

Zvan i gastrični ulkus, čir je ozljeda ili mana sluznice želuca.

Krivac za nastajanje čira je još uvijek nepoznat.

Mogući uzročnici su višak želučane kiseline, infekcija bakterijom Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), ali i različiti lijekovi protiv bolova.

Aktivni čir na želucu manifestira se kao bol, obično u gornjem dijelu trbuha, malo ispod prsnog koša. Nerijetko je praćen tragovima krvi u stolici ili tijekom povraćanja.

Budući da se čirevi mogu opetovano javljati i postati kronični problem ili pak dovesti do brojnih ozbiljnih komplikacija, važno je odmah početi s liječenjem.

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Napitci za brži metabolizam

Ova 3 jednostavna i ukusna napitka predstavljaju prirodno rješenje za uspavani, spori metabolizam.

Isprobajte ih otkrijte kako i vama mogu pomoći.

1. Napitak od češnjaka i crnog vina

Osim što pozitivno djeluje na metabolizam, ovaj napitak pomaže i kod mnogih drugih tegoba - jača imunitet, eliminira masnoću u krvi, čuva srce i krvne žile, pomaže u detoksikaciji organizma, liječi bolesti ženskih organa.

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Spori metabolizam: kako ga potakniti na prirodan način

Metabolizam je skup kemijskih i fizičkih procesa u našem tijelu čija je primarna zadaća sve ono što konzumiramo pretvoriti u energiju potrebnu za normalno funkcioniranje cijelog organizma.

Način na koji se metabolizam u tijelu odvija ovisi o mnoštvu faktora.

Najznačajniji od njih su genetske predispozicije, spol, starosna dob, težina, ishrana, fizička aktivnost i stres.

Nepravilan rad metabolizma negativno utječe na cijeli organizam i vrlo često je uzročnik mnogih zdravstvenih problema.

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Crni korijen

Postoje određene vrste povrća koje su toliko ljekovite da nije jasno zašto nisu popularnije.

Jedna od njih je i crni korijen, lat. Scorzonera hispanica, poznat i kao crni turovac ili španjolski zmijak. 

Velika je šteta što nije češće na tanjurima jer je superioran izvor raznih nutrijenata.

Ima sličan okus poput mnogo popularnijih i skupljih šparoga i lako ga je uzgojiti.

Španjolski zmijak uzgaja se zbog jestivog korijena, a zbog lijepog cvijeta često se može naći u vrtovima kao ukrasna biljka. 

Prvotno su ga koristili Grci i Rimljani u medicinske svrhe. 

U Srednjem vijeku rabio se kao prirodni anestetik i lijek za ugrize zmija po čemu je dobio i ime, te za smirivanje želuca i liječenje prehlada. 

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Kupina

Kupina, lat. Rubus fruticosus, je višegodišnji grm koji raste uz ograde, rubove šuma, puteve. Ima oblik trnovitog grma koji može doseći visinu do 3 metra. 

Kupina je biljka porijeklom sa sjevernih područja. Njena primjena u liječenu duga je dvije tisuće godina. 

Povijest otkriva da su Grci i Rimljani koristili njene plodove, lišće, koru i korijenje u liječenju brojnih bolesti, od blagih infekcija do otrovnih ugriza. 

Tijekom 18. stoljeća u Europi je bila toliko popularna za liječenje gihta da je nazvana „giht bobicom“. 

Nedavna istraživanja samo opravdavaju njenu tisućljetnu terapeutsku primjenu.

Ljudima je slabo poznato koliko je ovo voće zapravo ljekovito, a popis medicinskih primjena ispunio bi stranice i podeblje knjige.

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Transfuzija krvi: Ne primajte olako tuđu krv!

Transfuzija krvi razvila se u važnu i često korištenu medicinsku terapiju, iako nikad nije bila testirana na učinkovitost ili sigurnost kao što se radi s drugim lijekovima i terapijama.   

Transfuzija krvi može biti spasonosna u slučajevima velikog gubitka krvi od ozljede ili tijekom operacije. 

Koristi se i za liječenje anemije i trombocitopenije.

Ova se procedura smatra prilično sigurnom, ali ipak nosi određen rizik od  komplikacija. 

One se mogu javiti tijekom transfuzije ili nekoliko tjedana, mjeseci ili čak godina poslije.

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Liječenje ricinusovim uljem

Ricinusovo ulje je jeftin, no nažalost nije toliko popularan lijek koliko bi trebalo biti.

Ovaj prirodan lijek ima mnoštvo pozitivnih efekata na zdravlje, a njegove primjene su neograničene.

Edgar Cayce, kojeg mnogi smatraju ocem holističke medicine i vidovnjakom 20. stoljeća je često preporučivao ricinusovo ulje za tretiranje bolesti koje su bile otporne na tradicionalne terapije.

Prema njemu, ovaj lijek može pomoći kod skoro bilo kojeg problema.

William McGarey, doktor u neprofitnoj A.R.E. klinici koju je osnovao Edgar Cayce, detaljno je opisao uspjeh u liječenju različitih tegoba s ricinusovim uljem...

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Dobrobiti boravka na moru

Vrijeme je godišnjih odmora i (većinom) odlazaka na more, kako bi se maknuli od stresnih poslovnih obaveza i napunili baterije za nove izazove. 

Zašto većina ljudi odabire baš odlazak na more? 

U čemu je to tajna morske klime i njenog povoljnog utjecaja?

Primorska klima ne djeluje samo preventivno, nego i ljekovito, podižući obrambene snage organizma. 

Boravkom na moru, naše tijelo dobiva rijetke elemente u tragovima koje općenito nedostaju u svakodnevnoj suvremenoj ishrani. 

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Tikvice s povrćem

Danas biste pripremili nešto lagano, ukusno i od svježeg povrća, koje imate iz vlastitog vrta?

Onda su punjene tikvice pravi izbor za vas. 

Mnogima već omiljeno ljetno jelo donosimo u kombinaciji s paprikom, rajčicama, špinatom i aromatičnim bijem, koja jednako dobro prolazi ne samo kao ručak, nego i kao ukusna večera. 

Obilje hranjivih i zdravih sastojaka vašem će organizmu osigurati potrebne doze vitamina, minerala i vlakana, dok će vaše nepce uživati u isprepletenim mirisima i okusima koje donose povrće i začini. 

Ovu varijantu jela možete pripremiti i na roštilju ili grill tavi. 

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Paprika: ljekovita svojstva i primjena

Paprika je jedna od najpopularnijih vrsta povrća u svijetu, a uz to ju je lako i uzgojiti.

Svaki vrt u koji se zasadi obogaćuje širokom paletom sorti i boja koje variraju od zelene, žute, narančaste, crvene, ljubičaste ili smeđe.

Jedan od razloga njene omiljenosti je i njen okus, zbog kojeg je dio mnogih sirovih i kuhanih jela te predstavlja nezamjenjiv začin.

Paprika, lat. Capsicum tetragonum, je jednogodišnja biljka koja pripada porodici ponoćnica, a koja također uključuje i čili paprike, kajenske paprike, patlidžane, rajčice i krumpir.

Povijesni ostaci iz Perua ukazuju na to da su se u Srednjoj i Južnoj Americi konzumirale prije 9600 godina. Kolumbo ih je donio u Europu 1493. gdje su vrlo brzo proširene i kultivirane. Danas se u svijetu uzgaja oko 50 sorti paprika.

Osim primamljivog okusa, imaju i posebne ljekovite odlike zbog kojih bi trebale biti dobrodošle na svačijem tanjuru.

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Paprika u kulinarstvu

Paprika se koristi u mnogim zemljama svijeta kao dodatak salatama, varivima, umacima, pečenjima i pirjanim jelima. 

Možete je puniti na razne načine ili jesti samostalno, sirovu. 

Mljevena, sušena paprika zacijelo je već jedan od osnovnih začina u vašoj kuhinji. 

Ako danas želite pripremiti papriku za obrok, a niste još odlučili kako ili želite isprobati nešto novo, donosimo vam 3 jednostavna recepta.

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Stevija

Stevija (Stevia Rebaudiana) je grmolika zeljasta biljka iz porodice glavočika (Asteraceae). 

Potječe iz Južne Amerike gdje se više od 1500 godina koristi kao prirodan i zdrav zaslađivač. 

Zbog njenog slatkog okusa južnoamerički domorodci su je nazvali "list slatkog meda", a koristili su ju za zaslađivanje hrane i pića te za liječenje rana, šećerne bolesti i povišenog krvnog tlaka.  

Vjeruje se da će ova biljka u budućnosti postati savršena zamjena za rafinirani šećer, a time i nezaobilazan dio prehrambene industrije.

S razlogom - list stevije 40 puta slađi je od šećera, a ekstrakt lista čak 300 puta. 

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Recepti sa stevijom

Stevija je izvrsno prirodno sladilo, koje je pogodno i za dijabetičare, osobe na anti-kandida dijeti, sve one koje vode brigu o kilogramima i vole zdrav život. 

S njom možete raditi jednostavne slastice, ali i one zahtjevnije kolače koji su u planu samo za posebne prilike. 

Iskoristite je u pripremi palačinki, kompota, želea, sladoleda i svaki put kada želite pripremiti zdrav, sladak obrok.  

Mi vam donosimo čak 7 različitih recepata, za razne slastice, ovisno volite li više svježe ili pečene kolače, keksiće ili nešto na brzinu.

Bitno je da je ukusno i zdravo.

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S knjigom na more: Što biljke znaju

Kako biljka zna kada treba procvjetati?

Zašto se biljke uvijek “okreću” spiralno zrakom, nastojeći uspostaviti ravnotežu?

Kako ljudski dodir utječe na genetiku biljke?

Može li drvo napadnuto nametnicima upozoriti drugo, susjedno drvo, na neprijatelja?

Na ova i brojna druga zanimljiva pitanja iz svijeta biljaka odgovore je tražio i našao dr. Daniel Chamovitz, znanstvenik i direktor Manna Center for Plant Biosciences pri Sveučilištu u Tel Avivu.

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SRT test

Jedan je jednostavan, jeftin i svima dostupan test postao pravi hit, nakon što je u medijima i na društvenim mrežama odjeknuo kao “test koji otkriva koliko ćete dugo živjeti”. 

Riječ je o tzv. SRT (“sitting-rise”, odnosno “sjedni-ustani”) testu, koji je osmislio brazilski liječnik Claudio Gil Araujo sa suradnicima i koji može riješiti svatko sam kod kuće. 

Cilj je iz stajaćeg položaja sjesti na pod i ponovno se podići, ali bez pomoći ruku. 

Za ovaj naoko jednostavan pothvat moguće je dobiti ukupno 10 bodova, odnosno manje, ovisno o načinu na koji ga provodite. 

Po 1 bod gubi se ako si prilikom testa pomažete rukom ili nogom, a ½ boda  ako se pritom ljuljate, ako ste nestabilni i sl. 

Dr. Araujo koristio ga je na populaciji od čak dvije tisuće ljudi, starih između 51 i 80 godina, s ciljem kako bi otkrio koliko će dugo živjeti. 

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Terapija znojenjem

Znojenje je prirodan tjelesni mehanizam koji je pod kontrolom središnjeg živčanog sustava. 

Nažalost, to znači da na njega ne možete utjecati, ako, primjerice poželite spriječiti znojenje u vruće ljetne dane, osobito u vrijeme sastanka ili tijekom druženja, situacija u kojima nikome nije drag miris i trag ove «obrambene» tjelesne tekućine na koži i odjeći.   

Potaknuti ga može bilo što: naporan fizički rad, vježbanje, emocionalno stanje, promjene u temperaturi organizma ili u vanjskoj temperaturi...

A najčešća područja na kojima se iz organizma otpušta su pazusi, lice (osobito čelo), dlanovi, tabani, prsa i leđa. 

Čovjek u prosjeku ima između 2 i 4 milijuna žlijezda znojnica. Žene ih imaju nešto više od muškaraca, no muškarci se više znoje jer je aktivnost žlijezda kod njih intenzivnija.  

No, iako mnogima neugodan, ovaj tjelesni mehanizam višestruko je važan cijelom organizmu. 

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Kruška – zdravo ljetno voće

Mirisna i sočna kruška daleko je od običnog ljetnog voća – obilje prirodnih sastojaka s pravom je stavljaju na listu najzdravijih namirnica na svijetu.  

Bogata je vlaknima, flavonoidima i antioksidansima, zaslužnima za zaštitu organizma od starenja, oštećenja, spore probave i brojnih drugih zdravstvenih problema. 

Donosimo vam 7 zdravih razloga zbog kojih biste krušku trebali uključiti u svoj svakodnevni jelovnik, pogotovo ovih dana, kada svježe i ukusne zriju u voćnjaku i stižu na tržnice. 

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Nettle recipes

Young nettle leaves and tips may be a true gastronomic treat so opt for new culinary challenges this spring.  

Nettle leaves are very tasty and nutritious. Since their taste reminds of spinach they are frequently used as its substitute in the preparation of meals.  

They contain large quantities of iron, other important minerals and as many as 20 times more vitamin C than lettuce. 

This makes them a great natural remedy for anemia on your plate. They help in body cleansing, alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and stimulate digestion. 

Experienced cooks will know how to use nettle in making soups, stews, salads, various types of strudel cakes and sauces for rice and pasta.   

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Natural painkillers

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Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher, liked to say, "The way of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain."

Pain is something we all want to avoid, but at times we feel it - whether it is a headache, toothache, menstrual pain, back pain, muscle or joint pain.

For many of us, the pain is a fact of life with which we often encounter. 

Pain bears its consequences – it can cause sleep problems, depression, anxiety, impaired immunity, family problems and many others.

Some of us look for a solution in pharmacies, buying medicines such as paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen.

Scientists still do not know exactly how analgesics are functioning in our body.

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Iced elderberry tea

If you are a fan of homemade drinks, make this refreshing iced tea of elderberry, mint and lemon. 

Elderberry, which is blooming these days, is a natural treasury of immunity-boosting nutrients.  

It helps relieve allergies and acts as a natural remedy for cleansing of the organism. 

It also nourishes the skin, protecting it from spots and freckles.  

Apart from having refreshing properties, mint helps maintain good oral health, aids digestion and reinforces immunity. 

Lemon, rich in vitamin C, helps defend the body from infections and supports weight loss. 

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Coffee and blood pressure

After the morning ritual of measuring blood pressure and drinking a cup of coffee, I listen to my mother-in-law and father-in-law debating whether coffee is bad for your blood pressure.

"Even if it's bad, - says the father in law - I cannot give it up," while mother in law ads: "It's not bad!"

And really, how many coffee drinkers are ready to abandon it, even if it is brings the risk of high blood pressure?

Coffee is one on the most popular drinks in the world.

The main ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a mild stimulant. Caffeine is naturally present in many types of nuts and berries, as well as in the leaves of some plants.

Caffeine is consumed by people of many cultures of the world, in different forms, but the most commonly in the form of tea or coffee.

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Kurkuma – više od začina

Da je kurkuma zdrava biljka, već je općepoznata činjenica. 

Koristi se kao začin, za čišćenje tijela, kao bojilo, u kozmetici, u kulinarstvu…

No posebnost ove biljke je i njeno korištenje u raznim tradicionalnim običajima.

Svakodnevni život stanovnika Dalekog Istoka kroz cijelu povijest gotovo da je nemoguće zamisliti bez ove biljke. 

U Indiji se vjeruje da kurkuma posjeduje energiju Božanske Majke Mahalakshmi, te stoga štiti od zla, donosi, sreću, bogatstvo i uspjeh. 

Mnogi stanovnici južne Indije i danas nose oko vrata amajliju od sušenog korijena kurkume za zaštitu. 

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Brezin sok pravi je ljetni hit

Ljetno je vrijeme idealno za ukusni, hladni brezin sok. 

Ovaj prirodni napitak koji se dobiva iz drveta breze sadrži obilje minerala i elektrolita koji će u kratkom roku riješiti problem žeđi, gubitka tekućine i oduševiti vas svojim specifičnim, osvježavajućim okusom. 

Ako ste umorni, iscrpljeni i bezvoljni svakako posegnite za ovom hranjivom tekućinom u bilo koje doba dana jer je ona prava prirodna “infuzija”. 

Isprobajte ova 3 recepta s brezinom sokom i uživajte u prirodnim koktelima  bez alkohola i zdravoj ljetnoj poslastici - sladoledu koji će oduševiti i velike i male.

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Terapija pisanjem

Današnji užurbani život popraćen je brojnim negativnim emocijama koje ostavljaju posljedice na naše zdravlje.  

Stres na poslu, napetost uslijed nakupljenih obaveza, strah od narušenog zdravlja, obiteljske nesuglasice, nemir zbog financijske nestabilnosti, tuga – bezbroj je osjećaja kojima je nemoguće eliminirati uzrok. 

No, dobra vijest je da emocije i njihove posljedice možemo držati pod kontrolom. 

Posljednjih godina osobito je popularna izuzetno jednostavna metoda koja i znanstveno dokazano pomaže u postizanju duhovne relaksacije i unutarnjeg mira.  

Riječ je o tehnici poznatoj pod nazivom "ekspresivno pisanje".

Prema svjedočenju mnogih koji ju upražnjavaju, ona je pravi melem za ublažavanje negativnih emocija.

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Napravite sami vašu staklenku sreće

Kada biste iz jučerašnjeg dana trebali odabrati samo jedan trenutak sreće, one istinske, prave, koji bi to tren bio? 

Ili, čemu ste se obradovali na današnji dan, prije tri mjeseca? 

Mnogi sigurno znaju odgovor na ovo pitanje. Možda ste ga zabilježili u svom dnevniku ili se baš na spomenute dane dogodilo nešto izvanredno u vašem životu. 

No možda među vama ima onih koji odgovore čuvaju u svojoj “staklenci sreće”, jednostavnom projektu koji je našao na tisuće pobornika diljem svijeta. 

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Dehidracija

Ako ste u vrijeme visokih temperatura razdražljivi i mori vas glad za slatkim, razmislite unosite li dovoljne količine tekućine u organizam. 

Jer navedeni simptomi, koje ćete zacijelo pripisati nekom drugom uzroku, u biti su znak dehidriranog organizma koji vas pokušava upozoriti da je krajnje vrijeme da posegnete za tekućinom. 

A koliko je piti pitanje je koje je aktualno cijele godine, ne samo ljeti, kada su nam različite čaše i boce stalno pri ruci. 

Koliko je premalo, a koliko previše, kada piti i što piti? 

Na pitanje što piti, odgovor je jednostavan – običnu vodu. 

A koliko? Tu se količine tekućine još definiraju. 

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Dehidriranost na putu donosi opasnost

Mnogi će i ovog ljeta smanjiti unos tekućine kada kreću na put, kako bi izbjegli korištenje javnih toaleta tijekom putovanja do odredišta. 

To je pogrešan izbor, pokazuje zanimljivo istraživanje koje je objavio časopis Physiology and Behavior (Fiziologija i ponašanje), a kasnije i Daily Mail. 

Znanstvenici su otkrili da žeđ za volanom ima isti utjecaj na organizam kao neispavanost ili alkohol, odnosno da od vozača stvara opasnost u prometu. 

Do tog zaključka istraživači su došli nakon što su testirali kvalitetu vožnje kod vozača koji su tijekom vožnje uzimali veće količine tekućine kao i vozačke sposobnosti osoba koje su pile manje tekućine tijekom dvosatnog testa. 

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Nutritivna terapija štitnjače: Jednodnevni jelovnik

Spremni ste promijeniti prehrambene navike, kako biste hranom ojačali štitnjaču, ali ne znate kako pravilno kombinirati sve namirnice da stanu u samo 3 dnevna obroka? 

Onda vam može pomoći primjer jelovnika za jedan dan, koji se nalazi u knjizi dr. Lejle Kažinić Kreho “Hranom do zdrave štitnjače”. 

Kroz 3 obroka savršeno su izbalansirane namirnice koje će vam osigurati hranjivost i zaštitu od upala, okrijepu, prirodnu energiju te izvrstan okus u kojem ćete uživati tijekom cijelog dana. 

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Štitnjača: Prirodna terapija hranom

Umor, debljanje, depresija, osjet hladnoće, gušavost, lošija kvaliteta kose…ovi i brojni drugi simptomi povezuju se s bolešću štitnjače, koja je nakon dijabetesa, najraširenija bolest endokrinog sustava na svijetu.

Prema podatcima Svjetske zdravstvene organizacije (WHO), čak 2 milijarde ljudi bori se s problemima vezanima uz nepravilan rad ove male žlijezde. 

Samo u Hrvatskoj, svake godine dijagnosticira se 500 novih slučajeva, a obolijevaju najčešće žene. No, problem je to s kojim se bori i sve više muškaraca. 

Simptomi koji se isprva mogu pripisati menopauzi ili nekoj od kroničnih bolesti,  u biti su znaci nepravilnog rada štitnjače, hipertireoze (pojačanog lučenja hormona) ili hipotireoze (slabijeg lučenja hormona). 

Jedan od razloga je nedostatak joda u organizmu, slijede stres, stil života, geni... No utječu i brojni drugi faktori, koje valja uzeti u obzir. 

Postoji li rješenje za ovaj ozbiljan problem i kako mu kvalitetno pristupiti? 

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S knjigom na more: Supernapitci

Poštovani čitatelji, tijekom srpnja i kolovoza pripremili smo za vas rubriku: «S knjigom na more». 

Svakog drugog petka, u okviru ove rubrike, možete pratiti pregled zanimljivih naslova koji će vas u vrijeme godišnjih odmora zabaviti, informirati, opustiti, ali i, budući da smo izabrali i nekoliko kuharica, potaknuti na gastro-istraživanje. 

Ovaj tjedan donosimo vam tri izvrsna recepta za pripremu hranjivih i zdravih supernapitaka, koji će vam u vrijeme sezonskih vrućina biti eliksiri i snaga za organizam te užitak za nepce. 

Recepti i fotografije preuzeti su iz kuharice Supernapitci, Jadranke Boban Pejić, u izdanju Planetopije.  

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Sirup od malina

Ljeto je idealno vrijeme za pripremu zdravih domaćih napitaka od sezonskih namirnica, među kojima su i maline, mnogima pravi voćni hit. 

Ovo voće, za koje se vjeruje da su ga konzumirali još i spiljski ljudi, bogato je antioksidansima, resveratrolom, ketonima i drugim nutrijentima. 

Zbog njih je malina, osim za užitak, korisna i za zdravlje. 

Saveznica je ljepote, jer pomaže u održavanju mladolikosti, potiče regeneraciju stanica, poboljšava ten i štiti od slobodnih radikala.  

U narodnoj medicini malina se koristi i za i njegu kože nadražene suncem – još jedan razlog zašto je konzumirati baš ovih dana. 

No izvrsna je i za dijabetičare, osobe koje žele skinuti višak kilograma te trudnice. 

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Gljivice na stopalima: Kako ih se riješiti prirodnim putem

Dolaskom vrućih, ljetnih dana naše noge postaju izloženije pogledima, a s njima «na sunce» izlaze i eventualni zdravstveni problemi. 

Nedovoljno njegovana ili čak zapuštena koža stopala nikome nije privlačna, ali još veću odbojnost mogu izazvati gljivične infekcije nožnih prstiju, tabana i noktiju.

Bilo da je riječ o početnoj, gotovo neprimjetnoj fazi infekcije ili već uznapredovalom zdravstvenom stanju, ovaj problem mnogima je razlog neugode i skrivanja stopala od tuđih pogleda. 

Ako ste i vi među njima, evo dobrih vijesti: postoje prirodna rješenja s kojima svojim stopalima možete lako, bezbolno i efikasno vratiti zdrav izgled. 

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Fitness za volanom

Svima je poznat osjećaj dugotrajnog sjedenja, ukočenosti nogu i umora koji nastaje tijekom zamornih sati putovanja na posao, poslovni put ili godišnji odmor. 

Zaposlen čovjek, pokazuju statistike, godišnje provede čak 100 sati ili cijela 4 dana svog života putujući do ureda i natrag. 

Ako vaš posao podrazumijeva i terenski rad i puno putovanja, ta se satnica još povećava, stvarajući nove (potencijalne) zdravstvene probleme. 

Iako su mogućnosti vježbanja za volanom znatno manje u odnosu na vježbanje, primjerice, na podu, to ne znači i da ih nema.

Naprotiv, donosimo vam 5 jednostavnih savjeta uz koje svaku vožnju možete pretvoriti u lagani fitness za volanom, u kojem ćete uživati i činiti dobro za svoje tijelo.    

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Elektroliti

Elektroliti su tvari, odnosno soli koje se otapanjem u tekućini pretvaraju u ione - pozitivne (katione) i negativne (anione).

Sigurno ste čuli za njih. 

Elektroliti su natrij (Na+), kalij (K+), kalcij (Ca2+), magnezij (Mg2+), klorid (Cl-), hidrogen fosfat (HPO42-) i hidrogenkarbonat (HCO3-).

Ove električki nabijene čestice (ioni) su prijeko potrebne za održavanje svih viših oblika života.

Njihova funkcija je provođenje i pravilna izmjena električnih signala izvan i unutar stanica.

Organizam se snabdijeva ovim važnim tvarima konzumacijom hrane i pića.

No, svakako je važno napomenuti da nije bitan samo unos elektrolita, već i njihova ravnoteža u tijelu. 

Ona se održava pravilnom ishranom te zdravim načinom života.

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Izotonični napitak - napravite ga sami!

Kad ste umorni, iscrpljeni i kada ste izgubili puno tekućine (znojenjem, želučanim virozama, treningom), izgubljene elektrolite možete nadoknaditi kvalitetnim izotoničnim napitcima. 

Možete ih napraviti sami, od organskih sastojaka koji će vašem organizmu osigurati najbolje nutrijente i brzo vas vratiti u formu. 

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Čaj od lipe

Nekad su ga zvali nektarom kraljeva, a danas je popularno, zdravo i ukusno piće – domaći čaj od lipe. 

Iako se od mladog lišća mogu napraviti ukusne sezonske salate, a cvjetovi iskoristiti za pripravu likera, vina i prirodnu njegu kože, lipa se najčešće koristi za sušenje i pripremu čaja. 

Razloga je mnogo. 

Domaći čaj od cvjetova lipe poznati je prirodni sedativ; opušta, smiruje i pomaže kod stresa, nervoze i nesanice. 

Prirodna je zaštita organizma od gripe, prehlade i infekcija, osobito infekcija gornjih dišnih puteva. 

Potiče znojenje i izlučivanje toksina i viška tekućine iz organizma. 

Ima blagotvorno djelovanje na probavu pa je pogodan i kod proljeva, zatvora, problema s čirevima, nadutosti i grčeva. 

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Grejp

Grejp ili grejpfrut (Citrus x Paradisi)  je agrum iz obitelji Rutaceae. 

Prvi put je opisan 1837. godine.

Grejp je zapravo hibrid, odnosno rezultat križanja slatke naranče (Citrus sinensis) i pomela (Citrus maxima). 

Potječe s Barbadosa, gdje je bio poznat kao "zabranjeno voće".

Početkom 19. stoljeća prve sadnice donesene su na Floridu gdje je nastavljen njegov intenzivan uzgoj koji se ubrzo proširio i na druga područja SAD-a.

Florida je do danas ostala jedan od najvećih proizvođač ovog voća u SAD-u, dok se u ostatku svijeta uzgaja u Kini, Južnoafričkoj Republici i Brazilu.

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Sunčanica: prirodna prva pomoć

Sunčanica je stanje izazvano pretjeranim izlaganjem glave suncu, kada se cijeli organizam prilagođava kako bi što bolje rashladio taj pregrijani dio tijela. 

Ova, možemo reći izvanredna situacija, potiče tijelo da što prije pošalje “hladnu” krv iz drugih dijelova kako bi riješio problem pregrijanosti,  što pak izaziva brojne neugodne, a ponekad i iznimno opasne posljedice. 

Ako zagrijanost potraje, dotok svježe krvi će se nastaviti, pa će žile nabubriti i mozak nateknuti.

Simptomi ovog stanja nalikuju potresu mozga. Teži slučajevi sunčanice mogu izazvati nesvjesticu, a u krajnjim slučajevima komu ili smrt pa je zato potrebno odmah djelovati. 

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3 napitka za brzo nadoknađivanje tekućine u organizmu

Ljetno doba vrijeme je u kojem je svaka kap tekućine koju unosimo u organizam dragocjena, baš kao što će tijelo osjetiti i svaki gubitak vode i soli kroz obilno znojenje. 

Zato vam donosimo tri recepta za pripremu ukusnih napitaka koji će brzo obaviti važan posao: nadoknaditi izgubljenu tekućinu i uspješno spasiti organizam od iscrpljenosti.

Neka od njih možete pripremiti i za okrjepu nakon sportskog treninga i bilo kojeg većeg tjelesnog napora. 

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Kidney cleansing

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Whole grains

Grains ... How well do we actually know them?

In most cases we use integrated rice and complete wheat flour in our kitchen.

But on the shelves of health food stores there are so many types of grains we simply forgot about or are not familiar with so we avoid them totally.

Learn more about whole grains and their healing properties.

Bring variety into your cooking and start eating tasty and healthy!

In this list we included plants that do not officially belong to the family of cereals, but are very similar to grains because of their nutritional properties.

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Sea buckthorn

The secret of ancient Tibetan medicine is finally revealed. 

For thousands of years, Tibetans have used the fruit that grows in the Himalayas as both food and medicine for numerous ailments.

Today science has confirmed that this fruit is the most powerful natural remedy for many ailments.

The secret recipe is sea buckthorn, whose Latin name is Hippophae rhamnoides. It is also called sandthorn, sallowthorn or seaberry.

Today it has been proven that sea buckthorn is an effective treatment for many ailments such as fatigue, infections, cardiovascular diseases, skin problems, stomach illnesses and even cancer.

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How to achieve white complexion naturally

Flawless skin is an embodiment of true beauty.

However, the constant skin exposure to sunlight, poor diet and lack of regular care lead to dark spots and skin aging. 

In the midst of stress and rapid way of life, we become aware of this only after the damage has already occurred.

The good news is that these adverse effects on the skin can be neutralized by using simple medicinal preparations.

Their regular use ensures good results.

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Dr. Broda Barnes

Broda Barnes

Dr. Broda Barnes, a doctor who was far ahead of his time, found as early as 50 years ago that our body temperature was a good indicator of thyroid activity, especially body temperature immediately after waking up.

He wrote a book on thyroid activity with a description of the various problems and diseases that may occur due to reduced activity of this important organ.

He also developed a simple home test that can be used for checking the status of your thyroid.

Before bedtime, take a thermometer and shake it well - make sure that the temperature on it is lower than 35 degrees C.

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Steaming

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According to the experts, steaming is one of the best ways to prepare food in the world.

What you think of when you hear the word "steam"?

Sauna? A steam locomotive? Hot coffee?

How about juicy vegetables, which are slowly cooked on steam?

Steaming is not a newly-invented method. This cooking method is being used for thousands of years.

Steaming had played an important role in the life of many peoples of the world.

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Osteoporosis

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For many years, doctors have prescribed medication against osteoporosis to women.

Alternative doctors, who are recommending natural ways of treating this disease, were considered as lunatics. 

But today, many scientists completely agree with the alternative doctors. 

They warn us about the ineffectiveness and the harmfulness of conventional drugs for treating osteoporosis.

Today, a new approach for treating this disease is developed - a healthy diet, exercise and intake of extra vitamins and minerals.

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Chestnut

If you think of the fall, surely boiled or roasted chestnuts will surely come to mind!

You will also think ofAnd the various delicacies made of chestnuts that come in many different forms of salty or sweet dishes - from the famous chestnut rolls, chestnut soup with chestnuts, chestnut cream and so on.

Chestnut, especially its wild varietyone, is often a decoration in city parks and parkways.

In the forest you will find it in the company of oak and elm.

This is a lasting tree and some famous old chestnut trees are over 500 years old.

While the chestnut was a favorite food of the ancient Romans, the  ancient Greeks recognized its healing properties.

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Autoimmune diseases

In the last fifty years there has been a real worldwide epidemic of autoimmune diseases, from diabetes, multiple sclerosis, celiac disease, to asthma.

Autoimmune diseases are immunity disorders in which one’s immunity is too strong or too weak to react and thereby destroys the body’s own tissue.

They cause tissue destruction, vulnerability and infections.

There are about 80 types of autoimmune diseases, many of which have similar symptoms.

Sometimes they are therefore difficult to accurately diagnose.

They usually consist of a period of remission, where there are little or no symptoms, followed by a sudden relapse or exacerbation.

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Is it possible to overdose on vitamins?

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Lately we have often heard the controversies about vitamins.

Some recommend taking vitamins in large quantities, while others say that vitamins are toxic in large quantities.

The answer is that in excessive amounts everything can be toxic.

You can die from too much water intake. Large amounts of air can cause hyperventilation. You can get burned by excessive sunbathing.

Even the healthiest things can have a negative impact on health in excessive amounts. Almost all of the nutrients are toxic in large quantities.

Of course, you do not want to spend all day chewing and swallowing vitamins. In particular, do not use synthetic vitamins produced by pharmaceutical companies.

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Toxins in your perfume

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Although your perfume smells like magic, it is very likely that it is nothing but a toxic mix of chemicals.

The ingredients of perfumes and deodorants are not limited to natural flavors and essential oils (no matter what advertisements tell you!).

List of ingredients often includes a full range of chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, methylene chloride, benzaldehyde and phthalates.

These chemicals can cause a number of adverse consequences which affect the respiratory system, liver, kidneys, nervous system and reproductive organs.

These toxins can disrupt the function of the endocrine system, and studies are linking them to infertility and many types of cancer.

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Menopause

Menopause is really not the favorite part of life for many women.

It brings up a number of problems such as hot flushes, insomnia, depression, irritability, decreased libido.

An imbalance of hormones after menopause increases the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.

The good news is that a healthy lifestyle, good diet and regular exercise can help reduce the unpleasant symptoms of menopause and its consequences.

Furthermore, some plants can also help you and such plants are the topic of this article.

Most herbs for menopause have estrogenic effects, because they contain phytoestrogen - a natural estrogen.

Menopause is mainly characterized by a lack of estrogen, causing the appearance of unpleasant symptoms.

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S đumbirom na more

Sudeći prema istraživanjima, čak  78% nas želi eliminirati znakove oštećenja uzrokovanih prekomjernom izlaganju suncu. 

Istraživanja pokazuju i da je neujednačen ten za mnoge izvor neugode, dok je za 58 posto ispitanika on uzrok depresivnog raspoloženja.

Ove brojke ne čude, osobito ako se uzme u obzir da je koža jedan od naših najvažnijih čimbenika za mladolikost i ljepotu, naš pravi antiaging faktor. 

Potreba za što boljom i savršenijom kožom je u stalnom porastu, kako kod žena, tako (sve više) i kod muškaraca. 

Sve se više investira u istraživanja koja bi dala odgovor na pitanje što našu kožu može učiniti mlađom i kvalitetno je zaštititi od djelovanja štetnih UV zraka. 

Sunce, odnosno prekomjerno izlaganje suncu, ubrzava pojavu bora, uzrokuje udubljenja i čini kožu manje prozračnom. 

U svojim tridesetim godinama, žene žele prozračnu kožu bez znakova koji nagrđuju savršen ten, dok one nakon 45. godine žele sjajnu kožu sa što manje bora. 

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Mango

Mango is being used as food and medicine for centuries.

In unani medicine, mango is traditionally used for cleansing the body of toxins, as a cure for anemia and as a remedy for diseases of the nervous system.

Ayurvedic medicine uses the dried flowers of mango for the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery and urinary tract infections.

Fruit, leaves, roots, bark and even mango seeds contain valuable nutrients, particularly phenols and flavonoids.

Because of the wealth of antioxidants, mango holds a high position on the ORAC scale.

This exotic super fruit is rich in vitamins A, B complex (especially B6), C, E and beta carotene, which the body uses for the production of vitamin A.

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Hulda Clark

American doctor Hulda Regehr Clark has in the second half of the last century came to important discoveries that outlined a new direction in the development of medicine.

Dr. Clark (1928 - 2009) was a physiologist, biophysicist, naturopath and an author of eight books on alternative medicine, six of which were on the subject of cancer.

She studied at Canada's University of Saskatchewan, where she graduated in medicine with the highest scores.

She continued her studies at McGill University and the University of Minnesota, where she studied biophysics and physiology of cells.

In 1979 Dr. Clark began her own research. A few years later she graduated from Clayton College of Natural Health, where she was awarded the degree of naturopathy.

In her work she dealt with the most independent investigation of all aspects of human diseases, cancer in particular.

The investigation took her to the study of harmful factors for human health: parasites, fungi, bacteria, heavy metals, solvents and radioactivity.

She was trying to find a cure in herbs, essential oils, orthomolecular and frequency therapy and she held dental health in especially high regard.

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Halasana

One of the positions often performed with Sarvangasana is plough or Halasana.

Symbolically, the plough is as a means of labor represented in the myths and traditional stories of many nations of the world.

In the Ramayana, plough symbolizes the tool for detecting "hidden inside treasure."

Regular exercise Halasana nourishes and rejuvenates the body.

This position assists in the development and strengthening of the thoracic and lumbar spine by increasing circulation and flexibility.

In addition, it releases tension in the neck and throat and reduces the accumulation of mucus in the sinuses and respiratory system.

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How to preserve good hearing into old age

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As much as 278 million people worldwide have a serious hearing impairment.

Partial hearing loss will afflict 40% of people older than 60.

Many will be affected even before that age.

 In which group will you be?

In fact, do you have problems hearing me now?

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Dr. Barry Sears

dr. Barry Sears

Dr. Barry Sears is one of the most famous American nutritionist today and a leading authority on the impact of food on hormones and health.

As a scientist at Boston Medical School and MIT, he has dedicated more than thirty years of work to the study of lipids.

He is the author of seven books that were sold in over five million copies in the United States alone, not counting books translated into 22 foreign languages.

A turning point in his research took place in 1982 when the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology was given to a group of scientists from Sweden and the United Kingdom for the discovery of how eicosanoids, a special group of hormones, are interfering with the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Since eicosanoids arise solely from fat that we consume, Dr. Sears realized that these principles can be applied to food and thus achieve precise control of these very powerful hormone.

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How to suppress the craving for sweets

Most of us cannot explain why during the painful emotional states we reach for cookies, cakes, white bread, chocolate or pudding.

Many believe that these foods help them because they have excellent taste.

But it is only a part of the reason.  

We are drawn to that food because the ingredients that raise spirits - simple carbohydrates, that is, monosaccharides and disaccharides.

In everyday language, we call them simply sugars.  

When you bite the apple strudel or a donut, we introduce these compounds into our organism and immediately we feel better.

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Chlorella

Chlorella is a single-celled, rounded green algae.

It grows in fresh water, and it was created about two and a half billion years ago, and is among the oldest forms of life on Earth.

Today, this plant is known as a superfood or dietary supplement of extraordinary nutritional value.

It is one of the few edible species of aquatic algae.

It is an exceptional source of protein because in dried form it consists of 45% protein and is great for vegetarians, athletes and people suffering from obesity.

It is a quality source of amino acids, magnesium, iron and trace minerals. It contains all the B-vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene. It also has high fiber content.

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Đumbir u službi ljepote

Đumbir možete iskoristiti na brojne načine kako bi vam koža bila sjajna, zdrava, čista i zaštićena.

Donosimo vam tri recepta za vanjsku primjenu đumbira, za dugo, toplo ljeto i kožu izloženu pogledima, u kojoj ćete i sami uživati.

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Table for using anti-parasite program

Here you can see the order in which the anti-parasite program should be taken. The preparation is taken once a day at the start and then three times a week.
 
It is recommended that you perform liver cleansing at the same time as taking this program.
 
If you wish to cleanse your whole organism, take the anti-parasite program in combination with Citrofit.
 
This table does not apply to children and people suffering from cancer. Children should take smaller and cancer patients higher doses of this program.
 
This program is not to be used by pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 2 years of age.

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Salute to the Sun

The most famous yoga exercise - Surya Namaskar - which is performed when the Sun is coming out, wears a mystical and symbolic character and brings many health benefits.

In many cultures of the world, the Sun is a symbol of awareness, spirituality and vitality.

In India, Sun (Surya) has long been considered a symbol of health and prosperity.

Rig Veda says: "The sun is the soul of all the movable and unmovable beings."

In the cities of India, hundreds of people gather outside at dawn and respectfully perform greeting to the Sun, uttering specific mantras.

It is believed that the person that greets the Sun is paying his/her respects to internal and external Sun - the central creative force in the universe, which according to yoga manifests itself in the human body.

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Day of the Planet Earth: save the water

On the eve of World Earth Day, we would like to share a few useful tips on how to reduce water consumption in your household and make every precious drop count.

Although water is considered a renewable energy source, the clean, freshwater resources of the Earth are not boundless. Moreover, water resources are becoming increasingly scarce and limited.

For example, according to current estimates, each person in Croatia consumes approximately 150 litres of water per day.

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Radiation 101

radijacijaWhen I was writing this article, the Americans await the arrival of the radioactive cloud caused by the Japanese nuclear disaster.

Although the radioactive cloud should lose power while it crosses the ocean, people are afraid of radioactive fallout (pollution).

According to some estimates, when the cloud reaches the shores of America, its radioactive strength should be 750 RAD or more. For comparison: the power of one X-ray screening is 1 RAD.

RAD - radiation absorbed dose – is the unit used for measuring the dose of radiation absorbed by the body after exposure to radiation.

But pollution will not only affect America. Over time, the radiation will "scatter" in the atmosphere, which means that it will fall on the ground with rain and will contaminate soil, water and crops around the world.

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The nocebo effect

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Natural solutions for moms and babies

Even though breastfeeding seems so simple and natural, frequently it does not work so smoothly, specially in the beginning.

Sometimes there is a lack or a surplus or milk, sores on nipples, mastitis, inflammation and other difficulties. But, it pays to try. 

Nature has offered numerous solutions for this issue as well in shape of teas, compresses, balms and other ways in which moms can overcome difficulties and continue breastfeeding.

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Coconut oil -  superfood for the whole family

If there is one food with a hundred faces, then that would have to be coconut oil, considered a superfood.

Recent research has confirmed that it protects the heart and blood vessels, strengthens the immunity, accelerates the metabolism, stimulates weight loss and improves digestion. 

It significantly influences the appearance of the skin, hair and nails, which it naturally nourishes and protects, helping to heal more quickly and securing health, brilliance and pliability.

It causes no harmful side effects, which makes it a great superfood for the whole family.

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Spinach spread

This aromatic, nutrient-rich, delicious spinach spread works for any occasion and may be served as a side dish to almost any main course meal.

Apart from enjoying this tasty vegetable spread on whole grain bread, it may also be used to spread and coat pasta or combined with rice and other vegetables.

It is simple and easy to prepare.

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Nettle

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When we are looking for a solution to our health problems, we tend to forget that nature has provided us with everything needed for health and that we have natural and free medicines right within our grasp.

So I was surprised when I came across this article, which talks about ordinary nettle.

Although we have all heard something about the healing properties of nettle, I do not know how many of us are truly aware of how healing this plant really is.

The article was translated from English, but the name of the doctor is, unfortunately, unknown.

"Nettle is one of the most useful herbs. If people understood how beneficial this plant is, everyone would plant nettles only.

All parts of the nettle - stems, leaves, roots and flowers - have medicinal properties.

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Healthy recipes with tomatoes

Mix chives, basil, vinegar and olive oil.

Arrange tomatoes on a plate, season them with salt and pepper, then pour the mixture of chives, balsamic, tarragon and olive oil.

Marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to half an hour. Serve with rice or pasta.

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Horrible side effects of popular vaccines against HPV

Skeptics are skilled in refuting evidence pointing to the harmful effects of vaccines and interpret such evidence as limited or anecdotal.

However, side effects associated with vaccines are serious for many people, including Brittney Fist.

This young woman is in a constant struggle with the effects of Gardasil, a vaccine against the infamous human papillomavirus (HPV).

This vaccine has left once vital and healthy young woman bedridden and stricken with seizures.

The text was published in May on HormonesMatter.com portal, her mother Roxie remembers how her daughter's health deteriorated rapidly after vaccination with Gardasil in 2007.

The story is all too familiar - a young woman full of energy and ambition reduced to an almost vegetative state, struggling to get out of bed and function without collapse and serious attacks during the day.

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Crveni ribiz

Crveni ribiz (lat. Ribes rubrum) višegodišnji je grm koji raste na područjima zapadne Europe. Pripada porodici kamenika i blizak je srodnik ogrozda.

To je popularna kiselkasta crvena bobica u našim krajevima, koja se najčešće koristi za pravljenje pekmeza ili sokova, a dobrodošla je i kao salata u mnogim kuhinjama Europe. 

U povijesti je zabilježeno da su još u 11. stoljeću crveni ribiz koristili kao dragocjeni ukras samostanskih dvorišta i gradskih vrtova te kao cijenjenu namirnicu od koje su se pripremala  jela i prirodni lijekovi. 

I danas je poznat po svojim prehrambenim i ljekovitim svojstvima koja nikako nemojte zanemariti ako imate priliku uživati u ovom ukusnom sezonskom voću.  

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Crveni ribiz na 3 ukusna načina

Crveni ribiz ukusna je kiselkasta sezonska poslastica koju možete pripremiti na brojne načine. 

Uz uživanje u ribizima odmah, s grma, možete ih i uključiti u pripremu voćnih salata, dodati ih zdravim kašastim voćno-povrtnim sokovima ili ih pripremiti u raznim gastro varijantama za poslije. 

Mi vam donosimo tri recepta pomoću kojih brzo i jednostavno ribize možete iskoristiti za žele, sok i koktel.

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Energy bars from 5 natural ingredients

Try the divine combination of almonds, ginger, dates and cranberries.

Make healthy energy bars which will help you conquer spring fatigue. 

They are full of plant fibers, unrefined natural sugars and vitamins, which keep the blood sugar levels constant.

The bars are vegan foods, free of gluten, lactose and refined sugars. At the same time, they are very tasty and easy to digest, which will make many of you fall in love with this natural treat.

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Dangerous colors in your food

Fast and industrially processed food during the production process loses its color, taste and smell.

That is why prior to final packaging and serving the manufacturers add artificial colors, flavors and scent that will improve the appearance of a dull mixture.

What colors do you need to pay attention to?

Caramel color that is used in many soft drinks, ice cream, sweets and ready-made sauces for meat has little to do with caramel.

Rather than being made of melted sugar, the caramel color is synthetically produced through a chemical reaction of sugar, ammonia and sulphite.

This process results in chemicals 2-methyimidazolel and 4-methyimidazolel, which are associated with thyroid problems, liver and lung cancer and leukemia.

There are four types of caramel color, and the two that are obtained with the help of ammonia can harm health.

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Anti-inflammatory apple and strawberry juice

Try this tasty red spring tonic made of a combination of favourite ingredients: apples, strawberries and lime. 

It is a great natural protection from numerous inflammatory processes, including asthma, gout, atherosclerosis, arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

This tasty spring drink, which you must try as soon as the first strawberries mature, contains folic acid, potassium, fibers, vitamin C and plenty of other active ingredients.

This tonic will be beneficial for the digestion, because it stimulates bowel movement and the secretion of stomach juices, as well as accelerating the digestion of heavy and fatty foods. 

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Vegan desserts

This light and refreshing pie will satisfy the taste buds of even the most refined gourmets.

Preheat the oven to 180° C. Thoroughly press the base mixture into a cake mold (approximately 20 cm long). Bake for 10 minutes at 180° C, remove from the oven and allow it to cool. 

Strain the cashews and place them in a blender. Mix them together with coconut milk until the mixture becomes completely smooth. Depending on the mixer power, this can take up to 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small cooking pan, mix almond milk, agar powder and sugar. Wait until the mixture boils and stir evenly.

When the mixture boils, reduce the heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add coconut oil and stir until it is well dissolved in the mixture.

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Triphala

Triphala (meaning "three fruits") is an ancient nutrient blend of three types of super-fruits from India.

It consists of equal ratio of dried fruit of plants amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica).

It is said that triphala has the power to protect and treat internal organs just like a mother that cares for her children.

Each of the three herbal fruits in the composition of this mixture nourishes, cleans, strengthens, deeply renews and rejuvenates the entire body.

In the history of Ayurvedic literature, triphala is highly praised. It is believed that if someone uses this product for a period of one year, he will be free from all diseases and will have an extremely long life.

Therefore, it is marked by the term rasajana, which is the Sanskrit term for all drugs that rejuvenate the body.

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Spring fatigue syndrome

During spring months, many of you will reach for various vitamins, minerals or other remedies because of the sensation of fatigue, lack of sleep and headache.

I am frequently surprised at how many different natural remedies people use without thinking whether each of them is the best choice.   

But did you know that it is possible to improve spring fatigue with food? 

Hereinafter we will introduce you to foods that revitalize the organism and alleviate the symptoms of spring fatigue.

Spring fatigue is triggered by the change of seasons, when we leave cold winter and enter warmer spring. Known as spring fatigue syndrome, it is not an illness, but a set of physical and physiological symptoms, the most frequent of which is a drop in energy.

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Probiotics

Most people thinking of probiotics evoke images of yogurt that we see on commercials.

However, the good bacteria are not a marketing gimmick or a dieting trend.

Living cultures of these friendly bacteria in the form of fermented foods were even used by our ancestors, who knew they could greatly assist them in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.

At the present time, the interest in probiotics is becoming larger.

This is due to a number of scientific discoveries that prove beneficial effects of probiotics on almost the entire body.

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Hyperthermia and herbal infusions for cancer treatment

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In Germany, alternative methods of treatment are much more widely accepted and used than in Croatia.

Specifically, the German patients, apart from the traditional methods of treatment, can also choose a variety of alternative therapies offered by many German clinics.

Previously we wrote about hyperthermia - one of the most popular methods in the treatment of cancer and other serious illnesses.

Hyperthermia, or high body temperature, is used in order to destroy cancer cells and for stimulation of the body and repairing overall immunity.  

We wrote about the active hyperthermia, and today we'll talk about other types of hyperthermia therapy and infusions.

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Natural medicine in our neighborhood - Germany

imela

For over a decade in our neighborhood successfully operate clinics and physicians that apply these methods.

Most of the world's oldest and best clinics with highly experienced physicians are located in Germany.

Laws governing the so-called unconventional medicine in Germany are very liberal.

Today, the patient has the legal right to choose a therapy (many citizens, unfortunately, do not know that).

The most powerful of all therapies is certainly hyperthermia.

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Broccoli

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Imagine a food item that provides everything necessary for health, rejuvenation and detoxification of the body.

With the help of which you can prevent many health problems, such as allergies, colds, arthritis, cancer and eye diseases.

A food item which provides the necessary energy and vitality, and it helps with weight loss.

Yes, such food item actually exists.

Broccoli is a wonderful food item and its health benefits are innumerable.

Here are 13 reasons why you need to include broccoli in your daily menu.

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Blueberries

Blueberry is a perennial shrub native to North America, where even today most of the berries are grown.

Fresh and ripe fruits are mostly purple, and sometimes can be darker, almost black.

Blueberries are a real superfood: full of nutrients and bring numerous health benefits, as well as being low in calories.

Blueberries contain a diverse range of nutrients and are the richest in manganese, vitamins C and K, and dietary fiber.

They are rich in potassium, calcium and phosphorus, and are even more important because of their phytonutrient content.

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Delicious and healthy recipes with broccoli

Broccoli in sesame sauce

Ingredients

  •     1 kg of broccoli

  •     1/4 cup of soy sauce

  •     2 tablespoons of sesame oil

  •     1/2 teaspoon of honey

  •     2 tablespoons of roasted sesame seeds

 
Preparation

Cut broccoli into florets and steam for 4-5 minutes until it becomes tender. Cool it.

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Ljekoviti liker od oraha

U narodnoj medicini već stotinama godinama koristi se kao prirodan lijek za štitnjaču i probavne tegobe.

Recept za njegovu izradu može se naći i u samostanskim spisima, bilješkama starih travara te kronikama nekadašnjih gospodskih kuća jer je stoljećima služio kao univerzalni tonik za zdravu probavu.

I danas je mnogima „prva pomoć“ kod želučanih smetnji te kao prirodni lijek protiv anemije i za jačanje krvi.

Riječ je o orahovcu, domaćem ljekovitom likeru koji se priprema upravo ovih dana od mladih, još zelenih plodova oraha. 

Nedozreli plodovi oraha, s mekanom sredinom, prirodno su bogatstvo vitamina C i joda, zbog čega su od davnina korišteni za razne pripravke koji pomažu štitnjači, osobito u slučaju oslabljenog rada - hipotireoze.

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Kiselica

Kiselica je raširena, lako prepoznatljiva domaća biljka, poznata po svom prepoznatljivom okusu, po kojem je i dobila naziv.  

Postoji nekoliko vrsta, a najljekovitije su obična kiselica (lat. Rumex acetosa), i mala kiselica (lat. Rumex acetosella). 

Ove dvije vrste poznate su i pod imenima kiseljak, zečja djetelina, slanica, sočica i kisela djetelina. 

Mnogi su je kao djeca znali brati na livadama i grickati, no ona je mnogo više od toga. 

U 16. i 17. stoljeću smatrali su je gotovo čudotvornom biljkom protiv infekcija, groznice, skorbuta i trovanja. 

Stari narodi obilno su je koristili i u kulinarstvu, u pripremi juha, salata i povrtnih priloga, te u pripremi jakih čajeva. 

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Satisfaction in lifestyle change

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The only right decision of every person who is faced with some health problems is to be decisive in making changes in his/her life.

In accordance with the Hippocratic statement: "If you are not ready to change your way of life, there is no help" – so I had no doubt.

I was ready and I took the responsibility of changing the way I live and I was ready to take matters into my own hands.

In late March 2010 I learned, based on official findings (laboratory, ultrasound, biopsy) that I have prostate cancer and that there is an urgent need for surgery.

I was not able to come to terms with it. I believed that there is another solution.

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How to choose a mattress

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I believe that there is not man in the world that does not like a good night’s sleep.

Sleeping is both human need and enjoyment. 

Without the good sleep, our body cannot function normally.

The impact of sleep on our health is priceless.

A good night's sleep improves productivity, attention and memory, strengthens the immune system, activates cell regeneration, protects against stress, encourages creativity, beauty and longevity.

The quality of sleep depends on many factors, one of which is a good mattress.

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Lemon

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Lemon is one of the most useful foods on the planet.

Lemon protects against so many diseases that it can rightfully be called a super-food.

Lemon is full of nutrients – it contains bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, vitamins C, A, B1, B6, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese.

Furthermore, it has a beneficial effect on the liver, intestine, and stomach, immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems.

If you regularly eat lemon, you can prevent diseases such as laryngitis, bronchitis, flu, cold, arthritis, high blood pressure, bacterial infections, kidney stones and gallstones, and according to the latest research even cancer!

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“You are what you eat”

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The goal of every living being, especially the man as the most intelligent and most superior beings on Earth, is to incorporate into itself the most natural and the best material in order to be healthy and live longer.

Construction material and the overall development of human life is the food that we need to consume in as natural form as possible. 

Research confirms that the most intelligent people on Earth have for centuries knew the scientific and folk wisdom: "you are what you eat."

Paracelsus, the father of pharmacology, Swiss Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist and astrologer said:

“All that is needed for the good health of a man is found in nature.”

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Bio enzyme for a clean and eco-friendly home

The daily use of highly aggressive and toxic chemical products for cleaning and maintenance at home endangers not just one’s own health, but also the health of all household members and pets.

Did you know that your home, garden, vegetable garden or orchard can be cleaned and maintained in a simple, inexpensive, and quite natural and healthy way, without the use of harmful chemicals?

The secret lies in bio enzymes - organic solutions produced by the fermentation of fruits, vegetables, sugar and water.

You can produce this, according to many, miraculous, solution in a very simple way,  with the help of fresh fruit residues such as orange peel, banana peel and the remains of apples and various other fruits.

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Violet

In Ancient Greece sweet violet or viola was known as a symbol of love, spring and eternal life.

Due to its many healing properties, there have been many myths and legends associated with this beautiful plant and its origins. 

The heavenly-scented sweet violet (Latin Viola odorata), known as the herald of spring, is easy to come across in your own garden or in a nearby park.

Sweet violet (Viola odorata) is native to western Asia, North Africa and Europe, but it is widely cultivated and naturalized.

Its delicate flowers with their intoxicating sweet scent bloom in March and April and is noted for its deep violet, tender flowers and heart-shaped leaves.

And naturally for its irresistible sweet scent.

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Self help techniques

Sometimes we get stuck in certain life phases. We strive as best we can but we don't achieve the desired result.  

We try to achieve our goals in all sorts of ways, but none works. 

What could be the problem? Is there a solution? Yes, a very simple one: working on yourself.  

Awareness and integration of new knowledge may help us think differently, act differently and end up achieving better, desired results. 

We all have different expectations of oneself, either self-imposed or imposed by others. 

We naturally aspire at progress. That's a positive attitude. 

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Niauli oil

Niauli (Latin name Melaleuca viridiflora) is a species of tree that grows in Australia, New Caledonia and the neighboring territories.

Like its relative Melaleuca Leucadendron, it is an evergreen plant with a spongy bark that peels off.

It has spear-like and very aromatic leaves colour of ash and white flowers on a long stem. 

Essential naiuli oil was brought to Europe only in the 17th century, but before that it was very much appreciated by the local population.

The locals applied it for reducing high temperature, healing wounds, stopping diarrhea and relieving rheumatism. Niauli oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fresh leaves and twigs.

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Kelp

Jedna od najomiljenijih namirnica azijske kuhinje je alga kelp koja pripada porodici velikih smeđih algi Laminariaceae, koje rastu u podvodnim šumama u plitkim oceanima. 

Ova alga je poznata i pod imenima kombu, konbu, dashima, haidai. 

Postoji preko 30 vrsta kelpa, a najkorištenija je Saccharina japonica koja se ekstenzivno uzgaja u morima Koreje i Japana.  

Čak 90 posto kelpa iz Japana dolazi s Hokaida.

Morski led koji dolazi iz Sibira prema Hokaidu donosi minerale i stvara uvjete za rast iznimno hranjivih algi.

Kelp je jedna od algi koja posjeduje iznimno vrijedan nutritivni profil i donosi brojne zdravstvene dobrobiti za organizam.

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Marigold

Marigold (Calendula officinalis) is a plant that wins hearts and minds with the beauty of its flowers. It is the favorite plant in many gardens and flower beds.

The special value of these beauties are extremely beneficial ingredients of its flowers and leaves. No wonder so many experts in natural medicine have called it a magical plant.

Marigold is a hardy plant with bright orange flowers. An interesting fact is that marigold flowers are opened and in full bloom during the day, while they are closed at night and during rainy and cloudy weather.

Our grandmothers used to call this plant "herald of rain" because if marigold flowers did not open in the morning it meant there would be rain in the afternoon.

It originates from South America, but it has spread throughout Europe and Africa. There are tall marigold species, whose cultivation originated in Africa, but also short varieties grown in the French territory.

The most widely cultivated marigold plant is of average height and it was created by crossing the tall African and dwarf French varieties.

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Hoće li u budućnosti probiotici zamijeniti antidepresive?

Zaboravite Prozac i druge antidepresive, uzmite probiotike i otkrijte novu, vedriju stranu života. 

Osim što štite probavu i jačaju imunitet, probiotici su, prema posljednjim istraživanjima, ujedno i djelotvorna pomoć organizmu u borbi protiv depresije, anksioznosti i straha. 

Pokazuje to  istraživanje koje su proveli znanstvenici Sveučilišta u Torontu, na četrdesetak pacijenata oboljelih od kroničnog umora. 

Uzimali su probiotike kroz dva mjeseca i, uz kvalitetniju probavu, otkrili da su se smanjili simptomi anksioznosti, depresije i drugi simptomi s kojima su se godinama bezuspješno borili.

Druga grupa, koja je primala placebo, nije pokazala nikakve promjene u odnosu na početno stanje. 

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An network of eco seed donors has been created - exchange them yourself!

The story of the Little Eco Seedbank started more than 10 years ago when Robert Martinovic and Petra Radosavljevic decided to plant their first garden.

They asked around to see who had old seeds of preserved untreated varieties of vegetables, flowers and trees which were picked and planted by our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers.

Some gave them white and golden corn, others gave them fennel and there were those who had kept their grandmother’s vintage flower seeds, so Robert and Petra soon had their wish fulfilled.

But some seeds were left over, so they shared them with others so they would not perish and so that more people could enjoy the magic of nature that so delights them.

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Is this our future?

Humanoid robots will replace flesh and blood workers with disastrous consequences for the human race

In just three generations, more than two-thirds of the human race might become superfluous in the labor market.

Technology development will lead to the creation of advanced robots which will be able to replace humans in many workplaces.

Future robots will have superior optical, thermal and other sensors and complex motor systems.

Using those sensors they will be able to perform most of the manual tasks of which human labor is now in charge. 

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Fetuses in food, medicines and cosmetics

From time to time, we find information in the media about using parts of aborted human fetuses in dietary, medicinal and cosmetic products.

Among such products we find non-alcoholic beverages, chocolate products, candies, chewing gums, soups, cosmetic crèmes, vaccinations and medicines. 

Is it possible that science fiction scenario of science fiction movie Soylent Green, in which the ruling elite feeds people with cookies made of human flesh, is coming into existence?

Such information come from the USA and are then broadcasted in the media around the world.

That is why we can occasionally find an article about the supposed scandalous presence of human fetuses in food items, make-up and medicines.

Such information causes a real shock among the people, so we have decided to investigate them.

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Bullet proof skin

čovjek-pauk

If we give the green light to some scientists, our streets will soon be filled with people with bulletproof skin made from spiderweb protein and goat milk with the help of biological engineering. 

Bulletproof vests are commonly used as a protection against bullets, but so far bulletproof skin could only be seen in cartoons.

To imagine something like that in reality is absurd and disgusting, but thanks to a group of English scientists, it may soon be possible.

Scientists in the Forensic Genomics Consortium in the Netherlands have genetically created goats which provide milk with a protein from a spider's web. That milk is then used for making material that is 10 times harder than steel.

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Chili

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Chili, cayenne pepper and chili peppers are hot peppers from the Capsicum family.

They became popular because of their hot flavor that is an indispensable part of many dishes and sauces.

Peppers owe their hot flavor to a special ingredient called capsaicin.

The more capsaicin it contains, the peppers are hotter.

The large quantities of capsaicin burn the lips, tongue and throat and make you cry.

Big fans of peppery hot dishes are Indians, Vietnamese, Mexicans and Hungarians.

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Prirodna kozmetika za blistav ten

Uz pomoć prirodnih sastojaka napravite vrhunska antiaging sredstva koja će vam podariti savršen ljetni ten o kojem ste oduvijek maštali. 

Tonik, piling i maska koju možete s lakoćom napraviti sami kod kuće pomladit će kožu, obnoviti je i nahraniti. 

Pružit će joj svu potrebnu njegu za vruće, suncem ispunjene dane, kada je koža najosjetljivija i kada joj više nego ikad treba pravilna hidratacija i zaštita.

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Karotenoidi - nova tajna vaše privlačnosti

Koža, vaš najveći antiageing organ, koji zauzima površinu oko 2 četvorna metra, sastoji se od nekoliko milijuna stanica koje su ovisne o stalnoj opskrbi kisikom i hranjivim nutrijentima. 

Svaka promjena prehrane, tjelesni ili mentalni napor, emotivne promjene, stres, genetska predispozicija i fluktuacije hormona dovest će do promjena koje će na koži biti jasno uočljive. 

Zato je i logično da se današnja antiageing terapija bazira na ovom ogranu koji može i vidljivo vratiti godine unatrag. 

Razni losioni, kreme i sredstva za piling kože igraju važnu ulogu u održanju izgleda kože koji se primjećuje izvana. 

No od iznimne važnosti je da kožu njegujete iznutra te da pametno birate hranjive i kvalitetne nutrijente, a kojih će u narednih mjeseci biti u izobilju. 

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Akupresurom lica i stopala protiv alergija

Dok uživate u sunčanim danima, prekrasnom zelenilu i cvijeću te se radujete godišnjem odmoru, mnogi se, nažalost, muče sa sezonskim alergijama.

Naime, proljeće i ljeto mogu biti mrska godišnja doba za osobe koje pate od alergija na različite trave i koprive te ambroziju i pelin. 

Procjenjuje se da otprilike 20% stanovništva boluje od alergija ili astme, a 55% ljudi pozitivno je na jedan ili više alergena.

Kako bi izbjegli neugodne simptome poput glavobolje, kihanja, curenja nosa, suzenja očiju, crvenila i svrbeža, mnogi oboljeli previše vremena provode u izolaciji. 

Utočište nalaze u zatvorenim prostorima te piju razne antihistaminike. 

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Vrhunski osvježavajući napitak od samo 2 sastojka

Samo dva sastojka potrebna su za vrhunsko osvježenje za vrijeme nesnosnih vrućina i tijelo iz snova: voda i krastavac.

Obična voda s krastavcem pravi je hit, osobito među manekenkama i svima onima koji budno paze na svaki kilogram, budući da pomaže u mršavljenju i čišćenju organizma. 

Omiljena je i među sportašima. Krastavci bogati silicijem pomažu zdravlju tkiva i mišića te brzo nadoknađuju tekućinu izgubljenu tijekom treninga. 

Krastavci i voda kombinacija su koja istovremeno hidratizira organizam, ali i potiče izlučivanje viška nakupljene tekućine.  

Zahvaljujući kaliju, krastavac je kvalitetna alkalizirajuća namirnica koja će vam pomoći u snižavanju krvnog tlaka i potaknuti bolju funkciju živaca i mišića. 

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To which chemicals are we exposed every day?

If you think that bottled water is a much better choice than tap water, you are far from the truth.

Recent studies in Germany have shown that besides the already known BPA (bisphenol A), bottled water may contain over 20,000 other toxic chemicals.

Among them is diethylhexyl fumarate (DEHF) – a chemical that interferes with the human hormonal system.

The discovery was made by Martin Wagner and his colleague Jorg Oehlmann from Goethe University in Frankfurt, along with a team of researchers from the German Federal Institute of Hydrology. 

Using the cutting-edge technology they studied 18 types of bottled water for the presence of chemicals that disrupt the performance of the endocrine system (EDC).

During their study, they have identified more than 24,520 different chemicals.

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The truth about the “healthy” dishes with a ceramic coating

Have you, after reading about the harmfulness of Teflon, decided to throw Teflon cookware out of your kitchen?

Are you looking for new, healthier and safer dishes?

Have you perhaps considered those beautiful white pots and pans with a "revolutionary" ceramic coating?

Although it is written that these products are "green", "eco" and "healthy", these pans are perhaps more dangerous than Teflon.

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Karagenan - opasni aditiv u hrani

Aditivi su supstance koje se dodaju u hranu, a osnovna uloga im je očuvanje ili poboljšavanje određenih svojstava namirnica. 

Posljednjih godina oni su postali nezaobilazan dio prehrambene industrije i danas je gotovo nemoguće izbjeći njihovu konzumaciju.

Primjenjuju se u svim fazama tehnološke pripreme hrane – od početne obrade i prerade pa sve do završnih procesa pakiranja i skladištenja.

Koriste se za bojenje, konzerviranje, pojačavanje okusa, zaslađivanje, zgušnjavanje, želiranje, sprječavanje oksidacije, emulgiranje, ubrzavanje ili pojeftinjenje procesa proizvodnje itd. 

Neki od njih su sigurni i sasvim bezopasni za zdravlje čovjeka.

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Your personal cancer prevention program

Are you concerned because your friend was diagnosed with cancer?

Were you shocked by the death of Steve Jobs?

Is someone close to you suffering from cancer and are you horrified by their suffering?

Your emotions are justified. But, I have good news: there is a way you can prevent this terrible disease.

It is time to develop a cancer prevention plan for yourself and your families.

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Asthma

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Asthma is one of the most common diseases of modern times.

This disease affects 7-10% of the population in developed countries, and that figure is constantly on the rise.

It is characterized by symptoms that can sometimes occur and then disappear - cough, shortness of breath, wheezing in the bronchi and lungs.

Asthma is a lung disease - its cause is abnormal functioning of immune system. In most cases, asthma is associated with allergies.

When the allergen is present in the environment, immune system reacts to it and causes inflammation in the lungs.

Common allergens are mold, dust mites, dust, food, medicines, pollens, animals and chemicals.

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Did you know? These antibiotics can cause permanent nerve damage

The fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics, either taken orally or via injection, represents a threat of permanent damage to the nerves, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has claimed.

This damage can occur soon after you start taking fluoroquinolones and may be permanent.

Peripheral neuropathy is the nerve damage in the hands or feet, characterized by pain, tingling, numbness, weakness or changes in sensation of touch.

FDA has previously warned that these drugs can cause damage to the tendon.

Fluoroquinolones are associated with damage to other organs, including the kidneys, eyes, and musculoskeletal system.

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Češnjak – prirodna pomoć za vašeg psa

Već neko vrijeme vlada zabluda među pojedinim vlasnicima pasa da je češnjak otrovan i da ga stoga treba izbjegavati. 

Pretpostavlja se da je do širenja glasina došlo zbog srodnosti s crvenim lukom, koji zaista nije pogodan psima za jelo, zbog visoke koncentracije tiosufata.  

No, bila bi prava šteta da zbog dezinformacija kao kolateralna žrtva strada i češnjak, a koji je kao namirnica prava blagodat za zdravlje vašeg psa.

Pogledajmo prvo razliku između bijelog i crvenog luka, kako bismo analizirali problem i upozorenje.  

I bijeli luk, češnjak, (Allium sativum) kao i crveni luk (Allium cepa) sadrže tiosulfate. 

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Yoga twists

Inactivity and improper posture can seriously reduce the range of motion of the spine, weaken the muscles that support it, and press the vertebrae and discs.

They block the main stream of oxygen, blood and prana (vital life energy) and nerve currents passing through the spine.

Yoga twists can help you against that. 

Yoga positions that twist your body in one direction (the twists) are highly respected positions for achieving spinal health and elasticity.

Some of them belong to the "fountain of youth" - those that rejuvenate the mind and body.

Yoga twists come in all variations, including standing, sitting, lying down and inversion. 

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Look what the world leaders eat

Companies that produce GMOs are among the most powerful in the world.

They are backed by powerful politicians, even the presidents. 

But look and behold, the most powerful people in the world do not buy their own products, at least not for their own consumption. 

Judging from the data collected around the world, the contrast between dietary practices of the powerful and their favoring of the spread of unhealthy food cannot be greater.

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Sprouts

Sprouts are the best food you can grow yourself. Their incredible nutritional content makes them indispensable in the diet of people who tend to achieve perfect health.

The benefits of sprouts are mentioned in the Bible, in the Book of Daniel. They were popular in China over 5000 years ago - the doctors used to prescribe them for the treatment of many diseases.

Today we see an increase in popularity of germs, due to their affordable price and nutritional value.

You can grow them yourself, using the seeds of the plants - for example, sunflower seeds, broccoli, cabbage and carrots. It is also possible to achieve germination of legumes and nuts.

Their beneficial effects on health can be seen quickly, and studies have uncovered the reason behind their many benefits.

Specifically, the content of nutrients increases manifold via germination

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Laughter yoga

Laughter yoga was created in 1995 in India. Its founder was dr. Madan Kataria. 

Its popularity has been increasing and now it is taught in thousands of laughter clubs in more than 100 countries.

 It is an infections training regime which will help you stop taking things too seriously and focus on the funny side of life. 

The unique concept of unconditional laughter is based on a scientific fact that our body does not recognize the difference between real and faked, simulated laughter. 

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Harmfulness of ultrasound

Ultrasound can adversely affect the brain development of fetuses, which means that pregnant women should not undergo frequent and unnecessary ultrasound scans.

It is the conclusion of a team of scientists from Yale University.

Under the leadership of Croatian neurologist Pasko Rakic, a team of researchers conducted a study in which they found that ultrasound harms brain development of unborn mice, and that it could have the same effect on children.  

The results of this study were published in August 2006 in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and echoed in a number of international media, including CNN, Reuters and the New York Times.

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Gluten-free baskets with coconut and chocolate cream

Everybody has a sweet secret. This Easter you can discover your own - irresistible baskets with coconut and chocolate cream decorated with fruits.  

Make them according to Iva Tomić's recipe, a veritable treat all the generations of your folks will be able to enjoy.  

They are suitable for vegetarians and the people intolerant of gluten as they don't contain eggs and are made with gluten-free flour.  

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The healing properties of cranberry

Originating from the wetlands and forests of North America, cranberry (, Latin name Vaccinium macrocarpon), is now cultivated throughout Europe.

The dDwarf shrub with dark green leaves 10 to 40 centimeters tall hides a small greenish fruit which, that, when ripe, turn to dark red.  color.

It develops pinkish white flowers in late May.

Cranberry is extremely resistant to cold and frost (it can sustain the cold of up to - 40 ° C), and is distributed through by regions with temperate continental climate all the way to the Arctic Circle.

Cranberry fruits have been are used in folk medicine since the 16th century, which is not surprising seeing that they because they contain a number of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and organic acids.

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Coconut oil uses for your home

Coconut oil is one of the few natural products that can be used for so many different applications, not just in the kitchen, but also at work, in the garden or in your garage.

This versatile substance can work wonders in a number of different contexts.

Apart from its numerous health benefits, coconut oil has been praised and popularized as a holy grail of natural products. Its distinct properties make this oil ideal for a wide range of applications.

Therefore, if you are curious to learn what other purposes (apart from cooking and food preparation) this superfood may serve, take a peek at the rest of the article below.

Here are some tips on how to use this versatile ingredient to spring clean your home, to clean and maintain your garden tools, to remove clothing stains or to prepare a natural, non-toxic insect repellent.

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Kus-kus

Kus-kus je poznat kao "najmanja tjestenina na svijetu".  

Nastaje mljevenjem i oblikovanjem semoline, jedne vrste durum pšenice.

Izgledom podsjeća na neku vrstu žitarice, no prema načinu na koji se proizvodi zapravo se svrstava u – tjesteninu i sadrži gluten. 

Domovina ove zanimljive i pomalo neobične namirnice je Afrika, a recepti o načinu njegove primjene datiraju još iz 10. stoljeća. 

Francuski pisac Jean Jacques Bouchard pisao je o njemu još davne 1630. pa se vjeruje da je kus-kus već tada uvršten u francusku,  dok je kasnije uvršten i u druge svjetske kuhinje. 

U većini sjevernoafričkih zemalja kus-kus je osnovna prehrambena namirnica, a u Maroku, Alžiru i Tunisu priznata je kao nacionalno jelo, koje se neizostavno konzumira petkom navečer.

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Brz i zdrav ručak s kus-kusom

Kus-kus s povrćem idealan je recept za dane kada želite nešto “na brzinu”, a opet zdravo i ukusno. 

Za pripremu ovog ručka koji može poslužiti i kao lagana večera iskoristite svježe povrće iz povrtnjaka ili s tržnice, dodajte mu pripremljeni kus-kus i dovršite omiljenom kombinacijom začina.

Obilje proteina i drugih hranjivih tvari na tanjuru pobrinut će se za vašu probavu, imunitet, mišiće, kožu i kosu, dok uživate u finom obroku za cijelu obitelj.  

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Zdravi napitci protiv nadutosti

Uz pomoć ukusnih i zdravih voćnih i povrtnih sokova možete poboljšati probavu i riješiti se osjećaja nadutosti.

Sastojci koji obiluju vitaminima, mineralima, vlaknima i antioksidansima pružit će vašem organizmu prirodnu pomoć probavi i osloboditi vas osjećaja pritiska i boli koja prati problem nadutosti.  

Iskoristite voće i povrće koje dolazi u sezoni za pripremu ovih osvježavajućih napitaka koji će vam ujedno biti i tekući lijek za vaše probavne probleme. 

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Prirodna sredstva protiv nadutosti

U holističkoj medicini probavni sustav temelj je dobrog zdravlja. 

Probava se sastoji od dva osnovna procesa: asimilacije i eliminacije, koji tijelu pružaju energiju i nutrijente potrebne za ostale procese u organizmu.

Konzumiranje zdrave, cjelovite hrane opskrbljuje tijelo potrebnom snagom. Zato probavni sustav treba pravilno funkcionirati, da može asimilirati dobivene nutrijente. 

Jedan od najčešćih probavnih problema je nakupljanje plinova u crijevima ili nadutost trbuha, napuhnutost. 

Osim što je izrazito neugodna, nadutost može ometati i socijalni život.

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Moćna farmaceutska industrija na sudu zbog povrede zakona i etičkih normi

Lagali su institucijama i pacijentima, skrivali podatke koji govore o opasnostima, vrbovali bolesne i dementne u staračkim domovima te mladu populaciju, uvjeravajući ih da će im baš njihovi lijekovi pomoći da se osjećaju bolje i zdravije. 

Riječ je o farmaceutskim tvrtkama, svijetu unutar ovog svijeta, industriji koja godišnje zarađuje poput prosječnih država. 

Ista industrija ponekad se ne libi svih sredstava koja su joj na raspolaganju kako bi ostvarila ciljeve, a među njima je i - profit.  

No, ponekad ih se uhvati i “s prstima u pekmezu”, kada istina, najčešće sudskim putem, izađe na vidjelo. 

U proteklih nekoliko godina farmaceutske su tvrtke pristale platiti više od 13 nevjerojatnih milijardi dolara odštete u sklopu nagodbi o optužbama američkog Ministarstva pravde o marketinškim prijevarama. 

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Celulit - uklonite ga prirodnim sredstvima u tri jednostavna koraka

Ovog ljeta na plaži želite izgledali bolje nego lani? 

U tom cilju vam mogu pomoći neka od prirodnih rješenja koja vam donosimo u ovom članku. 

Riječ je o uljima i maskama za kožu koje možete kombinirati s masažom i drugim metodama protiv celulita. 

Zahvaljujući snažnim prirodnim sastojcima, ova ulja su djelotvorna u smanjivanju i uklanjanju tvrdokornog celulita.

Ujedno mogu poslužiti i kao pomoć pri izlučivanju toksina i viška tekućine iz organizma.

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Barley grass for more energy and health

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Attack on vitamins and minerals

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Famous newspapers and media, including Time, USA Today, LA Times, and several newspapers and median in Croatia - 24 hours, and Index.hr Dnevnik.hr - all spread negative information on vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements.

Through a variety of sensational headlines they are trying to tell us that vitamins can kill us.

“Study links vitamins to higher death rates in women” - CTV

”Study: Vitamins may increase death risk in older women” - USA Today

”We've Been Wasting a Ton of Money on Vitamins and Dietary Supplements” - TIME

”Some common vitamin supplements could increase death risk” - MSNBC

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Spring body cleansing

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With spring comes the time of awakening, renewal and growth. The days get longer and the sun's rays become warmer.

The birds are singing happily, and the trees are preparing to bloom.

Following our instincts, we clean the house and open the windows wide to let the fresh spring air to enter our home.

In the rhythm of the spring, our body also wakes up and gets restored.

We may not realize it, but during winter toxins accumulate in our body. This is because in winter we exercise less, we go out less, we breathe less fresh air and we consume heavier food.

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Sport and health

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It is a well known fact that the sport has a positive effect on human health.

However, in spite of existing knowledge about the importance of exercise, data on the percentage of people who engage in some form of physical activity in Croatia are devastating.

Research conducted at the University of Split has shown that only one in two male students is engaged in any form of sport activities, while only one in four female students is physically active.

Students participate in a sporting activity only once a week, which is insufficient to maintain their health at the desirable level.

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Lack of sleep increases risk of obesity and diabetes

If you don't have the time to sleep during the work week, you won't be able to compensate for the lack of sleep over the weekend however hard you try.

If you lose just 30 minutes of quality sleep and rest per night, your scale may show an increased weight after just one week. At the same time, your risk of developing diabetes type 2 may get higher.

These are the findings of a research conducted by the scientists of the Weil Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar, presented at the annual conference of the Endocrine Society in San Diego, USA.

The scientists and doctors studied 522 people recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2, following their sleep diaries, height, weight and waist circumference and noting the connection between their sleep and the other data. 

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Natural skin protection against the sun

Cosmetic industry offers us a variety of sunscreen products, many of which are harmful to our health.

It is good to know that there is a natural and safe alternative in the form of natural oils and minerals.

You can, by yourself, make natural products for sunbathing!

It will be just as effective as the most commercialized product on the market, but it will not contain any toxic ingredients.

Natural products for skin protection are especially recommended to people with the sensitive skin, people suffering from allergies and especially to children.

Vegetable oils and butters should be combined with natural minerals (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or seaweed extract - Helioguard 365).

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Where to buy high-quality and healthy foods?

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Unfortunately, we are not all able to grow healthy food in our own garden.

With the increasing prices it is good to know where and what kind of food to buy.

Take time for serious shopping, allow yourselves trial and error.

In this way you will find out where you can make the best purchase.

If your city has more health food stores, find out who has the better deals for certain foods.

You will be surprised when you realize that in some expensive stores some items are costing less than elsewhere.

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L-cysteine from human hair

In the times past, bread was made by hand from flour and water with the addition of yeast or sourdough.

The process of making bread lasted for hours, often through the night.

Today, the bakery products are made on the industrial lane.

The process of bread manufacture, from the moment the dough is made to packaging and selling the finished product, today lasts even less than 4 hours.

To achieve this, manufacturers use a variety of accessories - acidity regulators, flavor enhancers, colors and compounds for strengthening the dough and for preventing the formation of lumps.

All this is done to return lost taste and smell of bread, and to improve the damage done by its fast preparation.

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Recikliranje voća i povrća

Postoji mnogo korisnih načina zbrinjavanja kućnog otpada.

U nekima od prošlih članaka pisali smo na temu kako se kućanski otpad poput ostataka voća, povrća, čaja ili kave može iskoristiti za pripremu hranjivog komposta

Također smo govorili i o tome na koji način od otpadaka voća i povrća možete napraviti prirodan i ekološki bio enzim.

No, jeste li znali da ostatke pojedinih kultura možete na jednostavan način reciklirati, odnosno iskoristiti za uzgoj novih biljaka? 

Ovisno o biljci, za prvi korak, odnosno klijanje, bit će vam potrebno tek sasvim malo zemlje, pijeska ili šljunka. U nekim slučajevima dovoljna će biti i samo posuda s vodom. 

Pojedine biljke vrlo brzo će se razviti i biti spremne za konzumaciju. Ostale ćete nakon klijanja morati presaditi u zemlju kako bi se nastavile formirati.  

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Eko zaštita vrta od puževa

Svake sezone, s radošću zbog prvih proklijalih biljaka u vrtu, dolazi i razočaranje u vidu štete koju na njima ostavljaju puževi. 

Rupe u listovima mlade salate i tikvice, oštećene već poluzrele jagode, rupe na blitvi i sluz koja je vidljiva na stabljikama rajčice slika je koju su zacijelo već vidjele već sve vrtlarice i vrtlari. 

Uporna napast zvana puževi i ove godine krenula je na mnoge kulture, a  vrtlarima muku zadaje i činjenica da prokušano rješenje od prošle godine ne mora nužno djelovati i u novoj sezoni. 

Stoga vam donosimo pregršt savjeta kako vrt zaštititi prirodnim sredstvima od ovih malih napasti te kako ih potaknuti da ga što prije napuste. 

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Recipes with buckwheat

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Three recipes for buckwheat on your autumn table

You wish to surprise your close ones with the original and delicious food?

With a dish that is also healthy?

I suggest three recipes with buckwheat, which will amaze your family and warm them in this cold weather.

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Ekoterapija: Priroda nudi zdravlje

Boravak u prirodi divan je način iskorištavanja prekrasnih sunčanih dana. 

Ako ste često bolesni i u zatvorenom prostoru, možda vam samo nedostaje malo sunca i svježeg zraka.

Starinski savjet naših baka da treba što više boraviti na svježem zraku i u prirodi nalazi sve veću potvrdu i u modernim istraživanjima, gdje se pomno proučava. 

U znanstvenim krugovima boravak u prirodi nazivaju «zelenom terapijom» ili «ekoterapijom»,  zbog niza nevjerojatnih pogodnosti za zdravlje. 

A te pogodnosti uvijek iznova dokazuju kako je čovjek biće koje nevjerojatno blisko povezano s prirodom.

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Vegetarijanski roštilj

Sezona je pripreme hrane na roštilju, čestom pratitelju okupljanja, rođendanskih proslava i zabava na otvorenom. 

Za tu priliku pripremite delicije vegetarijanskih ražnjića, za prste polizati, koji će jednako oduševiti i djecu i odrasle. 

Šareni, ukusni, zdravi, hrskavi – svi epiteti opisuju ovu finu i brzu deliciju čiju kombinaciju možete mijenjati, ovisno o tome kako koje povrće dolazi na red u sezoni.

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Lugolova otopina - prirodno rješenje za mnoge bolesti

Lugolova otopina mješavina je elementarnog joda i kalijevog jodida, osmišljena je 1829.godine, a ime je dobila po francuskom fizičaru J.G.A Lugolu. 

Svijetu je općenito poznata kao univerzalno sredstvo za dezinfekciju, primjerice, vode, infekcija i ozljeda na koži.  

No ona je ujedno i prirodni izvor joda koji tijelu nedostaje. 

Jod je esencijalan svakom organu i tkivu ljudskog tijela, ne samo štitnjači. Ona koja koristi jod za proizvodnju hormona koji su ključni za metabolizam i sintezu proteina te rast. 

Na žalost, danas je uglavnom naglasak na njegovoj štetnosti, te se povezuje uglavnom uz bolesti štitnjače, dok je njegova povijesna upotreba kao univerzalnog lijeka zaboravljena.

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Zeleni kašasti sok od kelja, jabuke i limuna

Proljetni zeleni sok napitak je za jači imunitet  kojeg možete popiti u bilo koje doba dana i koji će vam osigurati snagu, čišćenje organizma, sjajniju kožu i bolju probavu. 

Bogat je karotenima, mineralima i antioksidansima, klorofilom i drugim sastojcima u ukusnoj kombinaciji voća i povrća.

Kelj je bogat fitokemikalijama koji nas štite od raka i osiguravaju apsorpciju kalcija, potpomažu srcu i krvnim žilama. 

Jabuka je bogata pektinom i vlaknima, pomaže tijelu u čišćenju od toksina, kvalitetnijoj probavi, snižava kolesterol. 

Limun je snažna detoksikacijska namirnica koja pomaže radu jetre, olakšava zatvor, pomaže u uklanjanju bubrežnih kamenaca te štiti od upala. 

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Brain parasites

trakavica

Brain parasites are not very common, but they are an extremely dangerous phenomenon.

Their presence in the brain can cause more than just the unpleasant symptoms like headache, dizziness and nausea.

Parasites in the brain can cause a life-threatening condition - cysts, inflammation of the brain, seizures, paralysis and death.

Do you find this story unreal?

But the presence of parasites in the brain is the actual fact that is confirmed by the established and the alternative medicine

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Astragalus

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Astragalus is a perennial plant from the Fabaceae family and it originates from China.

Astragalus is being used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, sometimes in combination with other herbs, for strengthening body's resistance against colds and flu.

In the West, astragalus became popular in the 80’s of the last century.

This plant is known in our parts as milk vetch, and in other parts of the world as bei qi, ogi, and huang qi.

There are more than 2,000 species of Astragalus, but only two species that are used for medicinal purposes are Astragalus membranaceus and Astragalus mongholicus.

With the growing interest in the astragalus, the number of investigations of this plant was significantly increased.

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Amalgam tooth fillings – a poison in our mouth

Amalgam is being used for many years as a product for filling teeth damaged by cavities.

Tooth fillings made of amalgam are known as “silver fillings”.

Despite the known fact that “silver fillings” contain up to 50% of mercury, in most countries they are still considered as safe for human health.

Furthermore, many dentists give them priority because they are mechanically more resilient and are twice as lasting as white tooth fillings.

One of the advantages of amalgam tooth fillings is their price, which means they are available to anyone.

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Vrbovica

Vrbovica je biljka koja se od davnina spominje kao najbolji lijek za prostatu na svim kontinentima, kulturama i jezicima.  

Postoji mnogo vrsta vrbovice i zajednički im je rod Epilobium

To je jako rasprostranjena biljka koja cvate od srpnja do rujna, a voli svježa hranjiva tla bogata dušikom. 

Prepoznatljiva je po malim cvjetovima čija boja varira od gotovo bijele, preko blijedoružičaste, pa sve do ružičaste i crvene boje. 

Raste pretežno u crnogoričnim i listopadnim šumama, na šumskim čistinama i između borova uz šumske putove. 

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Juha od cvjetače za zdravlje i užitak

Za pripremiti finu krem juhu ne treba poseban povod, pogotovo ako u zdjelici toplog predjela dobijete i brojne dobrobiti za organizam. 

Zato kušajte bogatu krem juhu od brokule i cvjetače, koja će vas nasititi, ali i opskrbiti hranjivim tvarima. 

Cvjetača je bogata vitaminom C, posjeduje protuupalna svojstva i prirodno je sredstvo za jačanje imuniteta i kvalitetnu probavu. 

Brokula, koja sadrži beta-karoten, folnu kiselinu, kalij i magnezij te druge aktivne sastojke, pomaže u prevenciji karcinoma, liječenju problema s prostatom, regulaciji krvnog tlaka, mršavljenja…

Ujedno, brokula organizmu može pomoći i u ublažavanju alergija. 

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Menopauza - terapija hranom umjesto lijekovima

Valunzi, noćno znojenje, nesanica, suhoća vagine, urinarne infekcije, uznemirenost, manjak energije, bolovi u zglobovima...i brojne druge smetnje samo su neki od simptoma koje ste zacijelo i sami osjetili ako kao žena upravo prolazite četrdesete godine svog života. 

Za te simptome odgovoran je «hormonski vrtuljak» koji nastaje u - perimenopauzi. 

Kod nekih će žena hormoni biti pojačani, dok će druge osjetiti blaže tegobe i menopauza za njih neće biti veća životna poteškoća. 

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Prehrana u menopauzi

Fitoestrogeni iz hrane mogu ublažiti ili potpuno ukloniti brojne neugodne i teško podnošljive simptome menopauze.

Upoznajte ih stoga i otkrijte kako si možete pomoći već danas, na svom tanjuru!

Apsolutno najviše estrogena sadrže namirnice koje nisu ni posebne ni skupe. 

Većina ih se već nalazi vjerojatno u svakoj kuhinji.

To su: lan, slanutak, leća, sojini proizvodi, crvena djetelina i grah. 

Iznimka je soja, koju možda i nemate, osim ako ste vegetarijanka ili veganka. 

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Pilates

pilates Pilates is a system of exercises, which was developed at the start of the 20th century by a German athlete and trainer Joseph Pilates.

The man who created this type of training has given it a name Contrology because he believed that it was a way of exercise in which your mind controls the body.

The first pilates studio was opened in 1926th in New York.

No other physical activity has experienced a greater expansion in the past decade than Pilates.

From elitist activity reserved only for a narrow circle of people, Pilates has become an exercise for the masses worldwide.

Given all its benefits, it is not surprising that an increasing number of people are opting for this form of exercise.

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Mulberry

Mulberry is somewhat forgotten, but delicious fruit that grows wild or planted.

In our region, we find it in black, red and white variety, while there is about one hundred varieties throughout the world.

Black mulberry, of all varieties, has the strongest aroma.

The fruit grows on same deciduous tree from Morus family, and mulberry leaves are known as food to silkworms.

Virgil wrote that mulberry is the smartest plant since it is the last one to develop buds and waits for warm weather.

In the past in the Valley of Neretva River mulberry wood was highly prized and was used for making barrels.

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Motion Sickness

bolest kretanja Motion sickness during travel causes many problems to many of us.

See how you can fight with it in a natural way.

Motion sickness, sea sickness or kinetosis is actually quite natural reaction of the body to movement.

It occurs when multiple sensory systems of the body register movement in different ways.

For example, when we are in a cabin of a boat, on a plane or in a car, the sense of balance sends a message of movement, while the sense of sight sends a message of sitting.

Thus a conflict that causes unpleasant symptoms is created.

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Alkaline foods

Our bodies digest almost everything that enters them.

The remains of food after digestion can be measured by pH.

It is determined by the chemical reaction of food eaten and by this method we can see if the food was acidic or alkaline.

As I mentioned, our bodies are naturally alkaline and we do not get pleasure from foods which are too acidic.

PH stands for the potential of hydrogen, which will indicate the acidity or alkalinity of certain foods, and that scale is from 0 to 14.

When food has a pH of 7, it means that it is neither alkaline nor acidic, and that the value is neutral.

All food that has a pH below 7 is acidic, while those with above 7 are alkaline.

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Arjuna

Arjuna (lat. Terminalia Arjuna) biljka je koju ayurvedski liječnici stoljećima koriste za liječenje srčanih bolesti pa se u narodu još naziva i “čuvaricom srca”. 

Na Sanskrtu, arjuna prevedeno znači jasna, srebrna ili “sjajna”. 

Ime je dobila po istoimenom heroju iz poznatog epa Mahabharata, zahvaljujući svojoj zaštitničkoj funkciji.

Sama arjuna je zimzeleno drvo iz porodice Combretaceae koje raste uz obale rijeka zapadnog Bengala i uz osušena riječna korita središnje i južne Indije. 

Jednom godišnje, kora arjune se sama ljušti, što je ljudima još prije 3 000 godina bio povod da je iskoriste za sakupljanje, obradu i sušenje kako bi postala jednim od najpoznatijih ayurvedskih lijekova. 

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Keksi od samo 2 sastojka

Ovi jednostavni i ukusni keksi od samo 2 sastojka gotovi su za svega 15 minuta. 

Upravo to su razlozi zbog kojih su našli poklonike diljem svijeta, a mi vam donosimo osnovni recept koji možete nadopunjavati sastojcima po želji. 

Mali energetski kolačići osigurat će vam prirodnu energiju i zadovoljiti želju za slatkim, a bez osjećaja krivnje.

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Prirodna njega kućnih ljubimaca

Industrijski kozmetički preparati za higijenu kućnih ljubimaca poput sapuna, šampona, regeneratora i  losiona mogu biti vrlo štetni za životinje, ali i ljude.

Opasne kemikalije i često toksični spojevi nalaze se i u antiparaziticima poput ogrlica, sprejeva i ampula. 

Jeste li primijetili da je na mnogim komercijalnim proizvodima protiv buha i krpelja navedeno upozorenje "izbjegavati kontakt s ljudskom kožom"? 

Znači li ovo upozorenje da je proizvod štetan za ljude? Ako je štetan za ljude, nije li štetan i za kućne ljubimce?

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Skin cleansing

Cleanse it, rejuvenate it, give it new strength and a quality foundation for its renewal and care with the help of the skin-friendly foods.

Learn which fruits and vegetables are essential for the skin care. Use them to make healthy juices for detoxification and include them in your everyday menus.

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Ledeni čaj od bazge

Ako ste ljubitelj domaćih čajeva, pripremite ovaj ukusan i osvježavajući proljetni napitak – ledeni čaj od bazge, mente i limuna. 

Bazga koja cvate ovih dana prirodna je riznica hranjivih tvari koje jačaju imunitet. Pomaže u ublažavanju alergija te djeluje kao prirodno sredstvo za čišćenje organizma. 

Ujedno, njeguje kožu, štiteći je od mrlja i pjega. 

Menta/metvica, osim osvježavajućeg djelovanja na dah, pomaže održanju dobrog oralnog zdravlja, probavi i jačem imunitetu. 

Limun, bogat vitaminom C, pomaže tijelu u zaštiti od upala, ali i pomaže pri mršavljenju. 

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Psyllium husk colon cleanse

Psyllium or Indian plantago (Latin Plantago ovata) is one of the most effective herbs for maintaining and supporting good digestive health – naturally and painlessly.

It is an ideal ingredient for your body's spring detox, helping your body get rid of the toxins that have built up in the digestive tract and thereby reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases.

Psyllium effectively removes food residues that build up in the colon and may eventually become difficult or impossible to remove completely.

Psyllium seeds are coated with a substance called mucilage that swells or bulks up when exposed to water. 

There is a fifteenfold increase in the volume, which stimulates the movement of material through the bowel, enhances the sensation of fullness (makes you feel fuller) and reduces hunger cravings.

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Lung cleansing

Do you know the capacity of your lungs is 6 litres of air and that you breath in 9000 litres every day?

Still, it does not mean your lungs work at their full capacity.

Unfortunately, most people use only a part of their lungs because they apply shallow breathing, which prevents the oxygen from reaching all the parts of this vital organ.

If you don't use your whole lungs by not applying the deep breathing method and other methods that help the lungs, harmful substances may accumulate in them. 

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Cleansing the liver

The normal operation of the liver is critical for maintaining good health.

The irregular liver functioning may be the hidden cause of many diseases.

One of the most common causes of abnormal operation of the liver is known to all as stones.

Another cause is parasites that often affect the liver.

Cleansing the liver of stones is very easy.

There is a natural way of cleansing the liver with the help of olive oil and grapefruit juice, developed by Dr. Hulda Clark.

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Ghee

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Why use plain butter, when you can enjoy the benefits of ghee, which is its purified form?

Yoga teachers say that ghee protects joints, and Ayurvedic doctors recommend it for a variety of diseases - from indigestion to memory loss.

But what exactly is the golden liquid and how it differs from regular butter?

Ghee (rhymes with "see") is purified butter. It is produced by cooking butter at a low temperature. During cooking the water from the butter evaporates, while milk solids are separated and removed with a spoon.

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Dry skin brushing

suho četkanje kože

There are many ways to detoxify the organism, such as the cleansing of liver, kidneys, lungs and bowels. 

We sometimes forget that the skin is our largest organ. What to do about it? Is there a way to detoxify the skin?

Dry skin brushing is a technique enabling us to cleanse the skin and at the same time detoxify the internal organs.

The dry brushing technique was introduced by the Finnish doctor Paavo Airola 30 years ago. 

This method is still popular and is applied in many spa salons and health centres. But, this method is nothing new.

Dry brushing has been done in Russia, Turkey and Scandinavia for hundreds of years. 

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Hawthorn

Hawthorn is among the plants with the longest tradition.

The Chinese used it for making a fermented drink, and its remains were found in 9000 years old pots.

It is believed that it was an important plant in religious services.

Legend has it that Christ's crown of thorns was made from this bush.

Many other beliefs are tied to this plant and even myths like the one about it being used to destroy vampires.

Hawthorn in those times grew all around Europe, Asia, North America and the Mediterranean, but now it has spread throughout the world.

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A dirty business of organ transplant

Theory of hospitals that kill patients with a goal of taking their organs for transplantation was first developed in a Robin Cook's novel "Coma", which Michael Crichton adaptedused to make an excellent thriller.

It may no longer fictionbe fiction.

In mid-July ABCNews reported on the case of certain Colleen Burns, who was hospitalized at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse.

Apparently, the woman woke up on the operating table moments before the surgeons would wanted to start extracting her organs for transplantation.  

Astonished doctors immediately suspended the procedure.

The incident occurred because doctors wrongly pronounced Mrs. Burns dead after she overdosed on a cocktail of drugs.

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Breathing therapy

We all know that breathing is the most important natural process.

The average person can live without food for about three weeks, without water for about three days and without oxygen for only three minutes!

Life begins and ends with breathing.

One of the major problems of modern man is irregular breathing, or the use of only 30-40% of their lung capacity.

This is one reason why our bodies get tired, why we have many diseases and a loss of energy and zest for life.

The small amount of oxygen which is brought into the body through improper breathing or so-called chest breathing causes the choking and cellular death, making the body start aging early.

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Coenzyme Q10

koenzim q10

Lately, we are hearing more and more about the strangely named food supplement called Coenzyme Q10.

Also known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, this supplement has become popular in recent years.

But is it really so miraculous? Or is it yet another trend in the modern world of nutrition?

Coenzyme Q10 is a natural substance found in our body and helps convert food into energy.

Coenzyme Q10 was discovered in 1957 by Professor Fredrick L. Crane.

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Hyperactivity

hiperaktivnost

Statistics show that almost every tenth child in the Western world is hyperactive.

Hyperactivity is a chronic problem that continues into adulthood for 50% of people.

Hyperactivity is a condition in which a person is abnormally active.

Hyperactive children have a constant need for movement. Find it difficult to sit still and quietly carry out their activities. They keep talking and it is impossible to stop them. They are very impatient – they can not wait.

Together with hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder is other problem children often have. This problem is called ADHD - attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.

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Hemorrhoids

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Are you suffering from hemorrhoids - this insidious and painful problem?

Are you hiding it from others, because you are embarrassed to admit that you have them?

Are you doing nothing and you are waiting for them to disappear on their own?

You are not alone. Between 50 and 85 percent of people have experienced problems with hemorrhoids at least once during their lifetime.

Even though people do not often speak about them, hemorrhoids are the plague of the modern age.

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Herbs and nutrients for healthy, nourished hair

kosa

Hair is not only a part of our body.

It is a symbol of beauty, health, and even social status.

People who have a strong and beautiful hair immediately attract attention.

Who among us would not want to have that kind of hair?

Beautiful hair is not just a gift from heaven. In most cases it is the result of proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

So, if you want to have shinny and strong hair, you have to nourish it with necessary nutrients every day.

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Garlic protects against many diseases and aging

češnjak

For thousands of years this miraculous herb cures a variety of ailments.

Homer wrote about it in the Odyssey as the "plant of salvation", in the Vedas it is described as "the holy divine herb and remedy."

Pharaohs gave garlic to slaves during the construction of the Cheops pyramid in order for them to have a strong, healthy and robust body for heavy physical work.

There is a story that garlic was the reason for the first known strike. Namely, during the construction of the pyramids, slaves stopped receiving garlic and they started a mutiny and stopped construction.

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Cleanse and regenerate your liver with dandelion

Help your liver - the "central lab" of your body which helps in the process of the metabolism, produces bile, stores iron and vitamines.

Another liver's duty is to eliminate the toxines from the body.  

Spring is the ideal time for detoxification, especially of the liver, which from time to time requires rest, new strength and nutrients to regain its functions. 

Here is a new recipe with time-tested foods which your liver loves.  

Along with parsley, celery, orange and lemon, make this detoxifying beverage with dandelion leaves, an ideal natural food that spring offers you as an aid for numerous ailments.

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Recepti od koprive

Mladi listovi i vrhovi koprive mogu biti prava gastro poslastica, stoga se ovog proljeća odlučite za nove kulinarske izazove. 

Listovi koprive ukusni su i vrlo hranjivi, okusom podsjećaju na špinat pa se najčešće i koriste kao njegova zamjena ili zamjena za blitvu u pripremi jela. 

Sadrže zavidne količine željeza, važnih minerala te čak 20 puta više vitamina C od zelene salate pa su izvrsno prirodno sredstvo za liječenje anemije na vašem tanjuru. 

Pomažu čišćenju organizma, ublažavaju osjećaj bolova, smiruju upale i potiču probavu. 

Iskusni kuhari koprivu će znati upotrijebiti u pripravi juha, variva, raznih varijacija štrudli, salata te umaka za rižu i tjesteninu. 

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Liječenje koprivom

Kopriva (lat.Urtica Dioica – velika kopriva ili Urtica Urens – mala kopriva) je samonikla biljka u narodu poznata i kao obična kopriva, pitoma kupina, pasja kopriva, žara, žegavica, žegoča kopriva.

Rasprostranjena je u gotovo svim dijelovima svijeta, a najčešće ju nalazimo na zapuštenim i obraslim terenima. 

Prepoznatljiva je po svojim zelenim srcolikim listovima prekrivenima sitnim dlačicama koje žare (otuda i naziv žara).

Ljekoviti su svi njeni dijelovi – lišće, cvijet, stabljika, korijen i sjeme.

Danas koprivu, nažalost, mlađi naraštaji doživljavaju kao korov i nastoje ju pošto poto iskorijeniti s okućnice, iz vrta ili voćnjaka.

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Collard greens

Collard greens (Lat. Brassica oleracea acephala) are an herbaceous Mediterranean vegetable available in all seasons.

It is green in color and has a bitter-sweet taste. Although cultivated since ancient times, scientists have only recently discovered it contains a wealth of nutrients.

Its origins are unknown, but it was cultivated in the time of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt.

It was also used in the cuisine of ancient Greeks and Romans and in the parts of present-day Croatia people started cultivating it in the early fourth century. In Dalmatia, it has long been the most popular cabbage plant.

Today it is cultivated in gardens in Dalmatia - especially the hinterland, on islands and in Herzegovina, while we do not find much of it in the continental regions.

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Bowel cleansing

How to enable a normal bowel function? Everyday bowel movement is not always a sign that the bowels are clean from deposits.

These are the remains of old, frequently hardened stool in the large intestine, that has been forming for years. It takes time and work to get rid of those deposits.

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Aromatherapy against asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways.

The inflammation causes swelling of the bronchi and thus prevents normal breathing.

According to the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from asthma.

The escalation of the disease has been caused by air pollution, sedentary lifestyle, infrequent trips to the nature, processed foods without nutritional value, low immunity and genetic predisposition.

Mild asthma is suppressed by conventional medicine with the use of inhalers, while strong bouts require medical attention.

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Kokosovo ulje – supernamirnica za cijelu obitelj

Ako bi se za jednu namirnicu moglo reći da ima stotinu lica, onda je to supernamirnica kokosovo ulje. 

Moderna istraživanja već su potvrdila da blagotvorno utječe na zaštitu srca i krvnih žila, jača imunitet, ubrzava metabolizam i potiče mršavljenje te poboljšava probavu. 

Značajno utječe i na izgled kože, kose i noktiju, koje prirodno hrani i njeguje, pomaže u bržem zacjeljivanju te im osigurava zdravlje, sjaj i podatnost. 

Nema štetnih nuspojava i zato je izvrsna namirnica za cijelu obitelj. 

A zašto baš mame vole kokosovo ulje i na koje vam sve načine može poslužiti u trudnoći i kasnije, za vas i za vaše najdraže, pitanje je na koje odgovaramo u nastavku teksta.

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Namaz od špinata

Aromatičan, nutritivno bogat i ukusan namaz od špinata i maslina možete pripremiti u svakoj prilici i gotovo uz svako glavno jelo. 

Osim kao povrtni namaz, u kojem možete uživati uz krišku integralnog kruha, namaz od špinata i maslina možete iskoristiti i kao umak za jela s roštilja, a odgovara i jelima s tjesteninom ili rižom s povrćem. 

Vrlo ga je lako i jednostavno pripremiti. 

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Alfalfa

Alfalfa (lat. Medicago sativa), poznata i kao lucerna je dugogodišnja cvjetajuća biljka iz porodice mahunarki. 

Ime je dobila po arapskoj riječi koja veliča bogatstvo njezinih hranjivih sastojaka. 

Alfalfa je poznata po svojem dubokom korijenu koje može izrasti i preko 9 metara te tako može crpiti rijetke i dragocjene minerale koje većini biljaka nisu dostupne. 

Može se pronaći kao samonikla biljka na livadama i uz putove. 

Ima dugu povijest upotrebe u prehrambene i medicinske svrhe. 

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Prirodna rješenja za mame i bebe

Iako dojenje izgleda tako jednostavno i prirodno, često ne ide «glatko» pogotovo u početku.  

Ponekad se javlja manjak (ili višak mlijeka), ragade na bradavicama, mastitis i upale te druge poteškoće. 

No isplati se potruditi. 

A priroda je i ovdje ponudila brojna rješenja, u obliku čaja, obloga, melema i druge načine na koji mame mogu što lakše prebroditi tegobe i  tako nastavile uspješno dojiti svoje dijete.

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Wings for Life 2015.

Na najvećoj svjetskoj utrci Wings for Life – “Trčimo za one koji ne mogu”, koja se u nedjelju, 3. svibnja održava u Zadru i u još 35 drugih gradova svijeta, sudjelovat će i Alternativa za Vas. 

Kolegica Ivona Lozić, naša web administratorica, volonterka Hrvatske gorske službe spašavanja, u ime ekipe našeg portala dat će obol ovoj poznatoj utrci, kojoj je cilj pronaći lijek za bolesti leđne moždine. 

Wings for Life je međunarodna neprofitna zaklada za istraživanja leđne moždine koja diljem svijeta financira znanstvena i klinička istraživanja. 

Cilj joj je pronaći lijek za ozljede leđne moždine, medicinskog stanja koje rezultira visokim postotkom invalidnosti i paralizom. 

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Autoimune bolesti

Posljednjih pedesetak godina u svijetu je prava epidemija autoimunih bolesti, od dijabetesa, multiple skleroze, pa do celijakije i astme. 

Autoimune bolesti su poremećaji imuniteta u kojima on prejako ili preslabo reagira i pritom uništava vlastito tkivo.

To uzrokuje propadanje tkiva, ranjivost i infekcije. 

Postoji oko 80 tipova autoimunih bolesti, a mnoge od njih imaju slične simptome. 

Ponekad ih je zbog toga teško precizno  dijagnosticirati. 

Obično se sastoje od perioda remisije, gdje ima malo ili nikakvih simptoma, a zatim od naglih relapsa, odnosno pogoršanja.

Klasični tretmani autoimunih bolesti uglavnom uključuju lijekove koji reduciraju aktivnost imuniteta, no jedinstveni lijek koji će djelovati na uzročnika bolesti zasad ne postoji. 

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Sok protiv upala od jabuke i jagoda

Isprobajte ukusan crveni proljetni tonik u kombinaciji mnogima omiljenih sastojaka: jabuke, jagoda i limete. 

Izvrsna je prirodna zaštita od brojnih upalnih procesa, uključujući astmu, gout, arteriosklerozu, artritis i reumatoidni artritis. 

Folna kiselina, kalij, vlakna, vitamin C i obilje drugih aktivnih sastojaka nalaze se u ovom ukusnom proljetnom napitku koji svakako morate isprobati čim dozru prve ovogodišnje jagode. 

Ovaj tonik pomoći će i cijeloj probavi, budući da potiče rad i pražnjenje crijeva, stimulira izlučivanje želučanih sokova, ubrzava probavu teške i masne hrane te predstavlja zaštitu od gastrointestinalnog krvarenja. 

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Apricot kernel oil

If you are looking for an affordable and completely natural high quality care, then the solution for you might be apricot kernel oil.

As many as 5,000 years ago the ancient Chinese physicians used this oil for the treatment of respiratory infections, pain in the ear and nose, hemorrhoids, ulcers and tumors.

During treatments they noted that it deeply moisturizes the skin, leaving it velvety and smooth.

Throughout the centuries, other countries traded goods and exchanged them for this oil, and in the 16th century this oil was worth almost as much as gold.

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Tongue – the organ that mirrors your health

Do you know that by looking at your tongue you can ascertain whether you have problems with your liver, how your digestive system works and whether you worry too much.

A detailed inspection of the tongue may reveal how your entire organism works, what are its critical points and the affected organs which need urgent health. 

This is not a trick, but a detailed tongue examination, a method that the Chinese folk medicine and Ayurveda have been practiced for millennia.

The tongue is a mirror of the organism, and individual parts of the tongue, according to the folk medicine, correspond to different organs.

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Prostate – Natural Treatment

Although the prostate gland is commonly associated with a man's sexual prowess, this vital part of the male reproductive system has yet another important role – it is crucial for normal male fertility.

The prostate rests below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds a part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder.

It is normally the shape and size of a chestnut, consisting of hundreds of tiny glands and their channels that merge into larger ducts and drain prostatic fluid into the urethra.  

When a man is born, his prostate gland is about the size of a pea and weighs 1 gram. It grows only slightly until puberty, when it begins to enlarge rapidly. The prostate gland reaches the normal adult size and shape when a man is in his early 20s.

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Goji berries

Small goji berry (also known as wolfberry) is one of the most powerful herbs in the world.

Goji berry (Lat. Lyceum barbarum) is a woody shrubbery plant that produces highly energetic fruits with berry-chocolate flavor.

It grows on Himalayas where it is used not just in cuisine, but also in medicine for centuries. 

They are also called “lucky berries” or “red diamonds”. 

In England, goji berries are known since the 18th century and were used in cuisine and as decoration.

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Garlic protects against many diseases and aging

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 For thousands of years this miraculous herb cures a variety of ailments.

Homer wrote about it in the Odyssey as the "plant of salvation", in the Vedas it is described as "the holy divine herb and remedy."

Pharaohs gave garlic to slaves during the construction of the Cheops pyramid in order for them to have a strong, healthy and robust body for heavy physical work.

There is a story that garlic was the reason for the first known strike. Namely, during the construction of the pyramids, slaves stopped receiving garlic and they started a mutiny and stopped construction.

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Food for genes

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The influence of diet on our health is no longer a secret. 

However, recent studies confirm even more important role of the food in our body. 

It has been proven that the food directly affects our genes. 

Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology confirmed that there is a strong connection between our diet and gene expression.

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Aromatherapy against asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways.

The inflammation causes swelling of the bronchi and thus prevents normal breathing.

According to the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from asthma.

The escalation of the disease has been caused by air pollution, sedentary lifestyle, infrequent trips to the nature, processed foods without nutritional value, low immunity and genetic predisposition.

Mild asthma is suppressed by conventional medicine with the use of inhalers, while strong bouts require medical attention.

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Proljetni sindrom

Nekontroliran unos raznoraznih  prirodnih pripravaka može povećati rizik od karcinoma, zaključak je najnovijeg  izvješća foruma Američke udruge za istraživanje raka (AACR- American Association for Cancer Research), održanom za 2015. godinu!

Navodim ovaj podatak baš sada, jer će tijekom ovih mjeseci mnogi posegnuti za različitim vitaminima, mineralima ili drugim vrstama pripravaka zbog osjeta umora, manjka sna, glavobolje.

Simptomi su to karakteristični za -  proljeće.

U mojoj ordinaciji, upravo u ovom dijelu godine, tijekom izrade individualnog nutritivnog profila pacijenta, često se iznenadim koliko raznih prirodnih pripravaka neki pojedinci koriste,   a da pri tome i ne razmišljaju je li baš svaki od njih idealan izbor.

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Energetske pločice od 5 prirodnih sastojaka

Isprobajte božanstvenu kombinaciju badema, đumbira, datulja i brusnica.

Pripremite zdrave energetske pločice po receptu Ive Tomić, pomoću kojih ćete s lakoćom pobijediti proljetni umor.

Pune su biljnih proteina, nerafiniranih prirodnih šećera i vitamina koji održavaju razinu šećera u krvi konstantnom.

Pločice su veganske, bez glutena, laktoze i rafiniranih šećera, a vrlo ukusne i lako probavljive pa će mnogima postati omiljena zdrava poslastica.

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Acai palm

Acai palm (Latin name Euterpe oleracea) is a species of palm tree Euterpe family, which is grown for its edible fruit.

Acai palm grows in Central and South America, from Belize to Brazil and Peru, mainly in swampy and water-covered areas.

Its fruit is small, round, black-purple berry up to 25 millimeters in diameter that looks similar to grape.

It grows in large, branched clusters containing as much as 900 fruits.

Only in recent years have we seen an extremely increased demand for acai berries - one of the healthiest fruits in the world.

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Organic food now also in Spar

To purchase organic products you no longer have to look for a health food store.

Major retailers, recognizing the growing market interest for healthy organically grown food, began to offer customers organic products, which we were very much looking forward to.

Thus, the well-known Spar retail chain last week introduced its own line of organic products Natur * pur.

The new range of Spar’s bio products offers you oils, spreads, fruits and vegetables, fresh bakery and dairy products.

A total of over 350 items in the range do not contain GMO ingredients, flavor enhancers and preservatives, which has been proven after meticulous controls.

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Turmeric destroys cancer cells in the bone marrow

A breakthrough has been achieved in the treatment of multiple myeloma, an aggressive form of cancer that forms in the plasma cells in the bone marrow.

Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have recently discovered that combining turmeric with molecules of thalidomide, an anti-nausea drug, the active substance of turmeric known as curcumin becomes capable of targeted killing of multiple myeloma cells in a natural way.

The discovery was made by Shijun Zhang, assistant professor in the department of medical chemistry in pharmaceutical school at VCU, and his colleagues after experimenting with these two ingredients.

Their purpose was to develop a more powerful form of medical turmeric.

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Toxic chemicals circulate not only in adults, but fetuses and young children also

New research published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal fully exposes the government's lie that a chemical from plastic - bisphenol-A (BPA) - is not harmful or permanent in humans.

The latest assessment of fetal exposure to BPA has concluded that 100% of small and unborn children have BPA circulating in their bloodstream, indicating a general poisoning with this ubiquitous toxin.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that after an  individual is exposed to BPA this chemical is completely metabolized in the liver, which makes it harmless.

But real science reveals the opposite is the trugh - BPA usually ends up circulating in the active form throughout the bloodstream.

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Tongue cleansing

Tongue cleansing is an ancient Ayurvedic method that has been growing in popularity because it efficiently eliminates bad breath. 

However, this method has other health benefits and can be an important element of your detoxification program. 

While we sleep, our body is busy removing the toxines from the organism.

The tongue is one of the organ through which the body eliminates the toxines from the digestive tract.

A part of these toxins manifests itself as white deposits on the tongue. 

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Vaša kućna ljekarna

Sadite li vrt ovog proljeća ili razmišljate o biljkama koje možete posaditi na svom balkonu ili terasi, svakako uzmite u obzir neven, kadulju, majčinu dušicu i metvicu.

Osobito ako ste roditelj i razmišljate koje biljke bi bilo dobro imati pri ruci u svojoj maloj kućnoj, prirodnoj ljekarni.

Ove ljekovite biljke vrlo su otporne, pa ih lako možete uzgojiti i na malim prostorima, a  svaki uloženi trud višestruko će vam uzvratiti. 

U vrtu u kojem uzgajate povrće, neke od njih poslužit će ne samo kao ukras, već i kao odlična zaštita od raznih nametnika i bolesti.

Prilikom odabira lokacije, uzmite u obzir da vole sunčana mjesta, zaštićena od hladnoće i vjetra, kako bi mogla postići visoku koncentraciju eteričnih ulja i ljekovitih tvari.

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Priprema jela bez jaja

Koliko ste puta poželjeli napraviti kolač ili neko drugo jelo, no bez jaja?

Znate li koje sve namirnice mogu poslužiti kao njihova alternativa u kuhinji?

Ako se već niste okušali u tom izazovu, donosimo vam nekoliko korisnih savjeta.

U receptima jaja (ako ih je u originalnom receptu manja količina), možete zamijeniti sa sljedećim namirnicama s našeg popisa.

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Dan planeta Zemlje: Sačuvajte vodu

Jedan je od temeljnih prirodnih elemenata o kojima čovječanstvo razmišlja već nekoliko tisuća godina.

Čini čak 70 posto našeg tijela i predstavlja namirnicu koja život znači. 

U Hrvatskoj, njezina dnevna potrošnja kreće se oko 150 litara – po osobi!

Pogađate, riječ je o vodi.

Povodom međunarodnog Dana planeta Zemlje, donosimo vam nekoliko savjeta kako sačuvati svaku dragocjenu kap vode u svom domaćinstvu.

Jer, iako je obnovljiv izvor energije, voda nije neograničena.

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Joga smijeha

Joga smijeha nastala je 1995. godine u Indiji. Njen začetnik je dr. Madan Kataria.

Popularnost joge smijeha raste eksponencijalno i sada broji tisuće klubova smijeha u više od 100 zemalja.

To je zarazan režim treninga, koji će vam pomoći da prestanete uzimati stvari previše ozbiljno i te da se koncentrirate na smiješnu stranu života.

Jedinstveni koncept bezuvjetnog smijeha zasnovan je na znanstvenoj činjenici da naše tijelo ne prepoznaje razliku između lažnog, simuliranog i pravog smijeha.

I u jednom i u drugim slučaju, smijeh stvara jednake, pozitivne promjene u našem tijelu.

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Bio enzim - čudesno rješenje za čisti i ekološki dom

Svakodnevnom upotrebom vrlo agresivnih i toksičnih kemijskih preparata za čišćenje i održavanje doma dovodite u opasnost svoje, ali i zdravlje svih ukućana te kućnih ljubimaca.

Jeste li znali da svoj dom, okućnicu, povrtnjak ili voćnjak možete čistiti i održavati na jednostavan, jeftin, a sasvim prirodan i zdrav način, bez korištenja štetnih kemijskih sredstava?

Tajna se krije u bio enzimu – organskoj otopini koja nastaje fermentacijom voća, povrća, šećera i vode.

Ovu, prema mnogima čudotvornu otopinu, svatko od vas može proizvesti na vrlo jednostavan način.

I to uz pomoć svježih ostataka voća poput kore naranče, banane, kore i ostataka jabuka te raznog drugog voća.

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Heal prostate cancer with the help of these superfoods6 superfoods against prostate cancer

Plant foods have an inestimable value in the fight against cancer.

Numerous independent studies have placed green tea, turmeric, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and pomegranate on the top of the charts of "superfoods" effective against prostate cancer.

Researchers from Wisconsin have offered substantial evidence that the polyphenols in green tea prevent and treat prostate cancer.

Researchers from Kentucky have discovered the effectiveness of curcumin. The main active ingredient of turmeric forces tumour cells to self-destruct. 

Scientists from Illinois and Ohio have documented the effectiveness of tomatoes in conjunction with broccoli against diseases that men are terrified of.

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Natural protection against influenza

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Flaxseed oil

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Flaxseed oil is highly valued in folk medicine and flax is considered as one of the oldest cultivated plants on our planet.

At the time of our grandmothers, blues flax plantations were a common sight.

This plant was widely used in the past for making fabrics with simple tools in the home industry.

The healing properties of small seeds were used for alleviating many health problems and for maintaining good health.

Today, flax is actually neglected and exceptional value of its seeds is known only to people interested in knowledge on healthy dieting.

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Clay helps detoxify your body of toxins and heavy metals

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With time, toxins begin to deposit inside our body.

Because of the air we breathe, because of the water we drink, because of pesticides contained in our food.

Ayurveda says that toxins can also be created by indigestion - when we eat too much or when we combine food improperly.

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Chamomile

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When you think of healing herbs, chamomile us probably the first thing herb you think of.

Chamomile is a widespread plant in our region, and its tea is certainly one of the favorite drinks.

There are several types of chamomile and the most healing ones are Roman and German chamomile.

In Croatia, German chamomile is the most commonly used type, a plant that is indigenous to Europe and north-west Asia.

Chamomile was revered in ancient Egypt above all other plants for its healing properties. Egyptian noblewoman used its petals in various preparations for beauty.

Greek doctors have recommended chamomile against fever and women's diseases.

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Bisphenol A

Are you still using those beautiful colorful plastic boxes in your kitchen?

Do you have a habit of eating from plastic containers?

Do you drink water from plastic bottles, which you then - God forbid! – leave in the car and exposed to the sun?

Do not do it! Regardless what the mainstream media are saying, plastic is really dangerous for your health.

Plastics contains bisphenol A and other toxic compounds (vinyl chloride, dyes, additives, phthalates), which destroy your body on a daily basis.

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Bach drops

Bačove kapi

Dr. Edward Bach noticed that people of similar character have similar health problems.

He concluded that negative emotions such as anger, hatred, fear and sadness create a predisposition for developing certain diseases.

He realized that diseases come from subtle levels and are nothing but a manifestation of mental or emotional imbalance.

Negative emotions oppress our mind and the immune system and thus contribute to poor health.

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7 plants against viruses

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The presence of viruses in our body is a health problem even if they do not cause any symptoms, but because viruses are by nature dangerous,  even if  they are dormant.

In fact, they are the initiation force of many defects and abnormal biochemical processes in cells.

The fact that modern medicine does not have effective methods or medicines for fighting viruses proves how sneaky they can be.

However, as always, nature provides an efficient solution.

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Magnetic poles – Diagnostics and therapy

It is well known that planet Earth has its own magnetic field and that the poles of that magnetic field are located not far from its geographic poles.

Although the existence of Earth's magnetic field is not definitely determined, modern science has at its disposal evidence suggesting that any living organism's being outside that magnetic pole brings disruption to the biological processes within the body.

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Toxic chemicals in your home

Eighty thousands different, untested chemicals, which have not proven to be safe, are used around the world.

Many of them are known to be dangerous, but they are unfortunately still on sale.

These 12 chemicals are extremely dangerous and can undermine not only your health, but also the health of your offspring.

Avoid them as much as possible!

1. DEET (dietiltoluamide) is the active ingredient in products for protection against insects.

Most people use repellents with this ingredient, which proved to be toxic to the central nervous system.

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Tahini salad dressing

You desire new tastes on your salad and are willing to try something different?

In that case this recipe is something for you: tahini and ginger dressing which will go together well with all sorts of salads you are making these days. 

Tahini alkalizes the organism and promotes healthier heart, blood vessels, skin, joints and muscles. 

Helps brain function and protects organism from aging. 

Ginger is a natural ally to digestion and supplies the organism with strengths during infections. It gives dishes a distinct spicy note many people like.

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Rose Hip

The rose hip is the fruit of the rose plant, in the genus Rosaceae.

It is considered to be one of the oldest herbs used for healing and nutrition.

Rose hips, rose leaves and rose petals have been used for medicinal purposes since Neolithic times.

The ancient Romans believed that it was even effective against rabies and they used Rosa canina (from the Latin word canis, meaning 'dog')  for the bites of rabid dogs. Hence came the term Dog Rose.

Other folk names for rose hips include more than a dozen various terms, such as wild rose, wild brier, brier rose, dog berry, hep tree, hip fruit, hop fruit, hogseed, sweet brier, witche’s brier.

Back in the good old days, our grandmothers would skillfully use this valuable herb to prepare delicious and healthy foods.

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Periploca of the woods

Periploca of the woods (lat Gymnema sylvestre) is a climbing plant which belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae.

It is widespread in tropical parts of Africa, Asia and Australia.

In the past Periploca of the woods was used for treating various conditions from malaria to snake bites.

Ayurvedic books describe it as a cure for glycosuria (presence of sugar in the urine) and other urinary problems.

For over 2000 years, this herb has been used to treat high sugar. It was dubbed "gur-mar," which means "destroyer of sugar."

Recently, its popularity elsewhere in the world increased as a means of reducing sugars and weight loss.

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Hemp oil

The history of the use of hemp for medicinal purposes is amazingly long.

As a remedy, it is mentioned in the oldest known collection of ordinances for making medicines (from around 27th century BC) - Pharmacopeia written by a Chinese Emperor Shen Nong.

In this collection Shen Nong, who is considered the father of Chinese medicine, describes hemp as a remedy for almost all ailments.

Hemp has been used for treatment in ancient Egypt, India and Greece.  Even Herodotus mentions it in his writings.

During the Middle Ages, after many fierce debates regarding hemp's intoxicating effects, Islam has also accepted the difference between the use of hemp for the purpose of treatment, and its “recreational” use for pleasure.

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Palm healing

Long ago in the prehistoric times humans possessed the ability to heal with hands.

They would hold hands on the sore spot, with a desire to ease the pain and even heal wounds and diseases.

But, among prehistoric humans diseases were very rare.

These were mostly viral and bacterial infection or physical injuries, as in animals today.

Women gave birth easily, and when someone was sick, the cause of his or her illness was known.

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Natural hair care

Daily hair loss is normal and does not lead to baldness.

The normal hair life cycle takes two to three years, and each hair grows about one centimeter in a month.

During this cycle, the old hairs fall off to allow the new ones to grow.

However, if you lose more old hairs than you get new, young ones, you will want to do something to prevent it.

We offer you a few simple tips to maintain and improve the health of your hair.

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Victoria Boutenko

Victoria Boutenko is a known researcher and author of books on the benefits of live, thermally unprocessed foods for health.

Difficult health condition of her family led her to start her research work.

In fact, her husband was suffering from thyroid disease and severe arthritis; her daughter suffered from asthma and her son from type 1 diabetes.

Victoria herself was overweight and had cardiac arrhythmia.

Driven by a desire for healing diseases and ailments that plagued her and members of her family for years, Victoria Boutenko has embarked on trying different treatments.

After a series of unsuccessful attempts she opted for a radical change in diet and switching exclusively to raw food.

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Your guide through chakras

The word chakra comes from Sanskrit and means "circle or a revolving wheel."

It is called so because it looks like a vortex that spins around a specific area in our subtle body.

Chakras are therefore the main chakra energy centers in our body and they accumulate and distribute energy throughout it.

Imagine the human body as a house through which electricity is conducted.

To turn on the lights it is necessary to have energy, but also cables and switches.

Chakras are those "switches" which are in our subtle body, and there are lots of them, in the areas of palms, feet, the face, etc.

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Ječmena trava za više energije i zdravlja

Ne tražite dalje – samo jedan sok s ječmenom travom osigurat će vašem tijelu obilje vitamina, minerala, proteina i pružiti prirodnu pomoć organizmu tijekom cijelog dana.

Bogata kalcijem, željezom i vitaminom C, ječmena trava izvrsna je namirnica koju svakako treba uključiti u svakodnevni jelovnik, osobito ako planirate čišćenje organizma.

Ječmenu travu organizam lako prerađuje i koristi u procesima probave i izlučivanja toksina, a sok ječmene trave sadrži i protuvirusna svojstva te može pomoći u obrani organizma od upala. 

Posebno je bogata vitaminima B skupine, osobito vitaminom B12, pa se posebno preporučuje vegetarijancima i veganima.

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Tehnike samopomoći

Ponekad nam se dogodi da u nekim fazama života jednostavno „zapnemo“.

Radimo najbolje što znamo, a ipak ne ostvarujemo željeni rezultat.

Pokušavamo ostvariti cilj na sve moguće načine, ali nam niti jedan ne uspijeva.

U čemu je problem? Postoji li rješenje?

Da, i to vrlo jednostavno.

Rad na sebi.

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Stvorena je mreža donatora eko sjemenja, razmjenjujte ga i vi!

Priča o Maloj Eko Sjemenarni počela je prije više od 10 godina kada su Robert Martinović i Petra Radosavljević odlučili posaditi svoj prvi vrt.

Raspitivali su se tko ima staro sjemenje, one očuvane i netretirane sorte povrća, cvijeća i drveća, koje su brali i sadili naši pradjedovi i prabake.

Netko im je dao bijeli i zlatni kukuruz, netko komorač, bilo je onih koji su od svojih baka čuvali sjeme starinskog cvijeća, pa su Robert i Petra ubrzo ispunili svoju želju. 

No nešto sjemenja im je i ostalo, pa su ga podijelili drugima, kako ne bi propalo i kako bi što više ljudi uživalo u čarima prirode koja ih toliko oduševljava.

Sljedeće sezone - sjeme im se vratilo! 

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Kokosovo ulje - iskoristite ga u domaćinstvu!

Malo je namirnica i prirodnih proizvoda na svijetu koje možete toliko dobro iskoristiti kao “obično” kokosovo ulje, ne samo u kuhinji, nego i na poslu, u vrtu, garaži…

Uz brojne zdravstvene dobrobiti, zahvaljujući specifičnim svojstvima, kokosovo ulje cijeni se i kao vrhunski prirodni proizvod koji ima široki spektar upotrebe i zaštite.

Stoga, ako uz kuhanje i pripremu jela poželite znati za što vam još može poslužiti ova s pravom nazvana supernamirnica, zavirite u nastavak teksta.

Donosimo vam nekoliko savjeta kako ga upotrijebiti za proljetno čišćenje kuće, kako njime možete očistiti alat za vrt, skinuti mrlje s odjeće ili pak napraviti prirodnu zaštitu od komaraca.

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Može li se karcinom spriječiti drastičnim operacijama?

Nakon što je u proljeće 2013. dala odstraniti dojke da bi izbjegla rak tih organa, Angelina Jolie nedavno se podvrgla operaciji uklanjanja jajnika i falopijevih cijevi, koje povezuju jajnike i maternicu.

Nakon mastektomije i ovarijektomije, nema dvojbe: popularna 40-godišnja glumica doista neće oboljeti od raka dojki, jajnika i falopijevih cijevi.

Međutim, je li njen izbor ovih drastičnih poteza uistinu jedino rješenje? Zar ne postoje elegantniji načini izbjegavanja zloćudnih bolesti?

Angelinu su na kirurške zahvate potakli genetski testovi, koji su pokazali da posjeduje mutirani gen BRCA1, koji povećava rizik od raka dojki i jajnika.

Taj je gen naslijedila od majke i bake, koje su preminule od raka jajnika. Tako se Angelina, u dva navrata, riješila nekoliko organa.

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Detoksikacija – trend ili stvarna potreba?

Zašto uopće detoksikacija tijela?

Da li je to samo trend, način da se proda mnoštvo proizvoda koji pomažu da ‘očistimo‘ tijelo ili je to zaista naša stvarna potreba?

Mislite li da nam je tijelo evolucijski programirano da nas samo ‘očisti’?

Možda ste osoba koja će se ipak odlučiti potrošiti novac na pokoji detoks proizvod, nadajući se da ćete olakšati tijelu da se riješi svega nepotrebnoga, a još uz izgubiti i pokoji kilogram?

Naša dva super detoksikacijska organa, jetra i bubrezi, ovdje su kako bi eliminirali većinu onoga što nam nije potrebno, slažem se s tom tvrdnjom.

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Kurkuma - čudo prirode

Kurkuma je biljka iz porodice đumbira, Zingiberaceae, koja raste uglavnom u južnoj Aziji.

Od njenog korijena radi se začin upečatljive žute boje, koju duguje sastojku kurkuminu.

Taj začin je poznat diljem svijeta zahvaljujući svojim mnogostrukim ljekovitim svojstvima.

Ona  je jedan od glavnih sastojaka začina curry. Upravo zbog kurkume curry ima tako lijepu žutu boju.

Kurkuma se koristi i kao prirodno bojilo, u izradi kozmetike te kao prirodan pesticid.

Ako slučajno vidite na etiketi proizvoda broj E100, nemojte strahovati. To je prirodno bojilo kurkumin!

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Juha od šparoga

Ova se juha može ohladiti i jesti hladna za osvježenje tijekom toplijih proljetnih dana.

Stavite u posudu narezano povrće i češnjak. Ulijte vodu i kuhajte poklopljeno da povrće omekša.

Štapnim mikserom izmiksajte povrće u kremu (neka se prije toga juha malo ohladi da ne bude prevruća za miksanje). Dodajte sol i neka još jednom zakuha.

Na kraju umiješajte zobeno vrhnje.

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Spring super-foods

After a dormant winter, spring has brought us a wealth of fruits and vegetables which we have dubbed superfood for a reason.

Seasonal foods full of vitamins and minerals will help you get more energy, be healthier and feel better in your own body.

Which spring food brings the best health benefits?

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Why global warming could become your problem

Global warming is not an abstract fact about which we often hear in the media.

It will have a direct impact on our lives and health.

Experts warn that rising temperatures create conditions for severe storms and large hail.

Participants of the Seventh European Conference on storms in Helsinki announced that due to global warming storms are expected to be stronger, followed by thunderstorms and damaging winds across the planet.

Thunderstorms could lead to numerous tornadoes and large hail, according to The Daily Green.

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Gerson therapy

Gerson method is a comprehensive approach to healing the body using a special diet and detoxification.

This method improves the body's natural ability of self-healing.

Gerson method is now one of the most popular natural therapies for cancer treatment in the world.

However, it also helps with many other diseases, such as epilepsy, drug addiction, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, heart and kidney diseases.

If implemented preventively, this method can prevent many diseases and maintain good health.

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Eco potatoes

Do you like potatoes? Crispy, fried, boiled or combined with other vegetables?

You want to plant potatoes in your garden, an organic potato that will not be treated with any chemicals?

We can show you how!

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Sweet killer

I’ve been writing books for years and I often offer commentary on the most common dilemmas presented to us through the modern technological production of food.

Above all else they always ask me, "what do you think, am I fat?" or "how can I lose weight?"

Clearly, body weight is today a very important social factor. Most of us want to have a socially acceptable body.

However, one in four people on this planet is obese, and one in five has heart disease.

Children are becoming increasingly sick, to the point where we are now starting to diagnose metabolic syndromes in the youngest of children even in outpatient clinics.

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Apply self-massage against illnesses

If you dedicate just a little time each day for the ancient skill of acupressure, you will soon discover you can alleviate stress and prevent or relieve numerous ailments including flu and cold. 

Here you will find several tips on how to alleviate sore throat, cough, running nose and aches throughout the body by pressing a determined point on your arm with your fingers. 

Unlike acupuncture, which involves accurately sticking a needle on a specific point, acupressure enables massaging of a whole surface, which has a stimulating effect on the whole body. 

And you can perform it on your own. 

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Is radioactivity our everyday life?

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Recent nuclear crisis in Japan has multiplied our concern about the risk from the effects of radiation that can occur on the global level.

It is enough to be familiar with Chernobyl disaster and a disaster that occurred in Japan to conclude that we are actually unprotected from the effects of a nuclear disaster.
Just one scenario similar to that in Japan would be enough to forever change the life in Europe.

In addition to the fact that millions of people will directly feel the effects of the recent Japanese disaster, it has (again) reminded us that our planet is actually small and that everything is connected.

When a disaster occurs, it cannot be contained by borders.

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Macrobiotic Diet and Health

Diet is part of our daily lives and a factor through which we affect both our health and general well-being.

It is our responsibility whether that influence will be beneficial or not, and macrobiotic principles provide us with the tools and compass for positively affecting our livelihood.

How do we utilize those principles for longevity, health, a more fulfilled and complete life? Quality of life can be achieved by choosing quality ingredients and their quality application. 

With a macrobiotic diet, you are taking into account several basic principles.

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Kumquat

Kumquat (Latin name Fortunella) is a winter/spring seasonal citrus fruit belonging to the Rutaceae family, in the genus Fortunella.

The earliest historical reference to kumquats appears in the 12th century Chinese literature.

Consequently, it is thought to have originated in central China, where it is known by various names, among them chin-chat ("golden orange"), chin-kan ("golden mandarin") or chin-tou ("golden bean").

Native to Asia, kumquats were brought to Europe and the Americas in the 19th century and today they are most widely cultivated in Brasil, Argentina, Spain, California and South Africa.

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Let your skin shine with the help of honey and chia seeds

Rejuvenate, refresh and feed your skin with top natural ingredients - honey and chia seeds. 

Apart from helping your organism from the inside, they are equally effective for topical use and beneficial for the biggest organ on your body - your skin.

Use this natural treasure to create a homemade mask, which will provide your skin with glow, purity and natural care.

A nutritious mask which takes just ten minutes to make cleanses the skin from dead cells and impurities, soothes inflammations, pimples and acnes and reduces redness. 

It is also effective against psoriasis and severely damaged or scarred tissue, since it accelerates healing. 

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Ban imposed on harmless plants!

Do you like hawthorn tea? Do you use bearberry for treating urinary tract infections?

Do you make comfrey wraps? Unfortunately, something like this will soon be impossible, at least with purchased plants.

Because of the alignment with the EU law, manufacturers of medicinal herbs will soon have to withdraw a large part of their range from the store shelves.

Suban - the largest producer of medicinal herbs in Croatia – has already removed 30 percent of its products due to the alignment with the legislation of the European Union.

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Cure gastrointestinal viruses with herbal teas

Very often, young moms ask my advice in relation to gastrointestinal viruses in their children.

To me, these viruses also proved the most troublesome.

They go hand in hand with diarrhea and vomiting.

I bet you know what I’m talking about.

You gaze around frantically for what you should attend to first - help the little one, clean up your home or do the laundry.

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Eyebright

Legend says that eyebright got its Latin name of Euphrasia from the Greek grace Euphrosyne (whose name means "joy"), as it brings overall happiness through its power of healing the eyes.

Traditionally, it is also called "eyes of the Mother of God", due to its being confirmed as an ideal natural remedy for eye problems, through many-centuries long tradition.

People have been using it for thousands of years. The alchemist Arnoldus Vllanovanus even dedicated a song of praise entitled "Vini Euphrasiati tantopere celebrati" to it, claiming it had restored sight to those long without it.

The scientist Hildamus believed it could improve eyesight even in those over 70 or 80 years old.

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Devil’s claw

Devil's claw or wood spider (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a part of sesame family and originates from South Africa.

The name comes from the root that resembles a claw. And that is the part of the plant used for treatment.

African tribes are using it for thousands of years as a painkiller and for treating skin ailments and as an aid during childbirth.

When consumed as tea or powder, it can be used for treating fever.

German physician Otto Heinrich Volk is credited for its expansion into Europe; he was convinced in the extraordinary healing powers of Devil’s claws when he lived in Namibia during World War II.

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Absinthe wormwood

Absinthe wormwood is a large branched plant, with silver leaves, a characteristic odor and an unpleasant bitter taste.

Legend says that the goddess Artemis gave absinthe wormwood to women for easing childbirth and that is how this plant got its Latin name - Artemisia absynthium.

Its use has been noted since the Roman times, and is often mentioned in the Bible.

Hippocrates prescribed it for treating pain, amnesia and rheumatism.

Preparations made of this plant are extremely healing if applied in proper proportions, while in larger doses wormwood has a narcotic effect.

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Ljubičica

U razdoblju stare Grčke bila je poznata kao simbol proljeća, vječnog života i ljubavi.

Uz nju se još od antičkog doba, zahvaljujući ljekovitim svojstvima, vežu mnoge priče i legende.

Riječ je o mirisnoj ljubičici, (lat. Viola odorata),  samonikloj biljci i vjesniku proljeća, koju ste sigurno već otkrili u vašem vrtu ili u obližnjem parku.

Ljubičica cvate u ožujku i travnju, a prepoznatljiva je po nježnim cvjetićima većinom tamnoljubičaste boje i listova srcolikog oblika.

I naravno, po neodoljivom, slatkom mirisu.

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Manjak sna povećava rizik od pretilosti i dijabetesa

Ne zavaravajte se – san za koji nemate vremena tijekom radnog tjedna ne možete nadoknaditi vikendom, ma koliko god pokušavali.

Gubite li noću samo 30 minuta kvalitetnog sna i odmora, već za samo tjedan dana vaša vaga može pokazivati veći broj kilograma, a vi povećati rizik da obolite od dijabetesa tipa 2.

Pokazalo je to istraživanje koje su proveli znanstvenici Medicinskog sveučilišta Weil Cornell u Dohi u Kataru, a koje je prezentirano na ENDO-u 2015., godišnjoj konferenciji Društva za endokrinologiju u američkom San Diegu.

U okviru istraživanja, znanstvenici i liječnici su na 522 osobe kojima tek otkriven dijabetes tipa 2 kroz godinu dana pratili njihove dnevnike spavanja, visinu, težinu i opseg struka te bilježili vezu između spavanja i drugih parametara.

Studija je otkrila da je kod onih koji su spavali loše i gubili kvalitetan san rizik od pretilosti povećan za 17 posto.

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Vitamin D deficiency

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Is it true that people who suffer from multiple sclerosis need just a little bit of sun? Researchers at the University of Oxford believe that this is true.

In 2006 a study by American Medical Association was published on this topic claiming that large doses of vitamin D may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis.

Now, researchers at Oxford University have confirmed the previous study with new evidence. Moreover, it is assumed that vitamin D deficiency affects how our body fights infection.

This study confirms that multiple sclerosis is caused by a number of factors, but it is obvious that there is a link between that disease and vitamin D deficiency.

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Green smoothie

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Morning is not your favorite part of the day? You are not the only one.

For many of us morning means getting up early, rushing to work, getting children ready for school or nursery and similar “problems”.

With all this, we have to make something for breakfast. We need something light, tasty and - if possible - healthy.

With the lack of time it is almost impossible. Luckily for several thousand people in the world, this problem has already been solved.

For breakfast drink a delicious smoothie made of green leafy vegetables and fruits. This drink is usually called green smoothie or green pulpy juice.

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Garlic and almond milk soup

One food must find its place on your menu if you wish a strong and healthy immunity: garlic. 

This is a raw food recipe involving a combination of garlic, almond milk and olive oil, which does not require cooking or heating. 

It will help you as natural protection from flu and cold, but also as a treatment of already existing infections, common during winter. 

You can consider it a natural liquid antibiotic you can use without fear of harmful side effects. 

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Flaxseed

Flaxseed is one of the oldest foods consumed by humans and is considered to be one of the world's first cultivated superfoods. Its nutritional value provides many health benefits.

Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, vitamin B1, magnesium, zinc  and selenium.

Many people prefer flaxseed due to its pleasant nutty taste and as a valuable gluten-free alternative.

Its nutritional and cosmetic benefits have been recognized since ancient times, which should encourage you to discover the numerous health benefits of this nutritious plant.

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Zaštitite kožu od sunca i melanoma na prirodan način

U posljednje vrijeme sve više smo bombardirani zastrašujućim informacijama o štetnosti sunčevih zraka.

Podaci o broju oboljelih od melanoma rezultirali su paničnim strahom od izlaganja suncu.

Oprez je svakako potreban, ali istovremeno ne smijemo zaboraviti da je sunce izvor života te snažan prirodni iscjelitelj.

Znanstvena istraživanja su dokazala da sunčeve zrake blagotvorno djeluju na ljudski organizam i pospješuju liječenje mnogih zdravstvenih tegoba.

Kontrolirano izlaganje sunčevim zrakama uz korištenje prirodnih preparata za zaštitu kože savršena je kombinacija uz koju će vaše tijelo iskoristiti sve beneficije sunca, bez štetnih posljedica.

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Bezglutenske košarice s kremom od kokosa i čokolade

Svatko ima svoju slatku tajnu.

Ovog Uskrsa vi možete otkriti svoju – neodoljive košarice s kremom od kokosa i čokolade, ukrašene voćem.

Pripremite ih po receptu Ive Tomić, pravu slasticu u kojoj bez ograničenja mogu uživati sve generacije ukućana, budući da ne sadrže gluten ni jaja.

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Ukrasi za uskrsni stol

Netko će domaćine blagdanskih okupljanja pamtiti po hrani, piću, desertima ili glazbi.

No ima onih koji će pozornost posvetiti detaljima koji svečani stol mogu pretvoriti u pravu bajku.

Recept je jednostavan – iskoristite proljetnice, rascvjetale grane, trave, kamenčiće, staklenke, vrpce i druge ukrase koje savršeno opisuju proljeće i smisao Uskrsa – radost, život, nadu.

Neka vam budu dodatak uobičajenim uskrsnim ukrasima, koje inače koristite, kako bi vaš blagdanski stol ove godine bio uistinu poseban.

Ovo je nekoliko ideja koje vam u tome mogu pomoći.

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Uskrsni jelovnik

Blagdanski stol srce je doma u važnim prilikama, on je mjesto susreta obitelji, prijatelja i rodbine. 

Neka se ovog Uskrsa na njemu nađu vrhunski specijaliteti koje ćete pripremiti svojim najmilijima i u kojima ćete uživati već dok ih pripremate.

Restoran Vegehop podijelio je s nama recepte za blagdanski jelovnik kojemu ćete teško odoljeti i s kojim ćete oduševiti svoje ukućane i sve one koji vam navrate poželjeti mir i dobro.

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What has poor tomato ever done wrong?

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One famous Ayurvedic physician said: "If people stopped eating tomatoes, I would lose my job”!

Shocking! What has poor tomato ever done wrong?

According to modern nutritionists, tomato is a very healthy food. It is a rich source of vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, thiamin, niacin, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and dietary fiber.

The tomato is also known as a food that contains lots of lycopene - antioxidant which prevents cancer.

But according to Ayurveda, tomato is a food which causes disease. How is this possible?

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Resveratrol

The often mentioned French paradox implies that the French have an rich and fatty diet, but also a significantly lower incidence of heart and blood vessel diseases compared to other countries, especially the US.

It all started in 1990 when American journalist Edward Dolnick first publicly presented the ideas of late Jacques Richard regarding the protective properties of the Mediterranean diet and the important role of red wine in the Mediterranean countries, particularly in France, where it is traditionally consumed with a meal.

After that, many scientists began to explore the Mediterranean diet and food ingredients that could explain this phenomenon.

And then they discovered resveratrol, a substance in red wine that protects the grapes from mildew.

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Pinhole glasses

You are probably familiar with the myths that are promoted as "truths" of modern medicine.

Flu vaccines that prevent influenza (not exactly), CT scans that are harmless (they are not), chemotherapy saves people from cancer (it actually also destroys healthy cells) and more.

There are such truths in dentistry - mercury fillings are safe (they are not), gum health has nothing to do with the diet (it has), cavities can be treated only by drilling (there are other ways).

However, did you know that you are being lied to even by your opticians? I.e. they are not telling you the whole truth?

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Alphamusic

There is a simple remedy with which you can banish fatigue, insomnia, fears and even some chronic illnesses.

It is ordinary music which affects the brain activity and which the scientific community has been studying with an increasing interest to discover its usefulness in everyday life.

Due to its ability to influence brainwaves, their features and functions, music is a powerful remedy which can help improve the quality of life and health.

In the following story about his alpha music you will learn how the Australian composer and meditation teacher John Levine used the link between the brainwaves and music and how he managed to improve memory and mood, eliminate pain and fear in children and adults. 

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Gluten - culprit for allergies and symptoms of many illnesses

Do you have frequent headaches and stomach pain and experience mood swings you can’t explain?

Maybe you are sensitive to gluten, a substance found in wheat.

It is one of the biggest food allergy “culprits.”

Even though many associate food allergies to immediate reactions after consuming the food in question, they can manifest themselves in the form of delayed allergic reactions with other types of symptoms.

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Cordyceps

Under the scientific name of Cordyceps sinensis a medicinal mushroom that grows on high mountains of southwest China and Tibet is hidden.

It was firstly recorded in Tibet under the name of yartsa gunbu in the 15th century.

In Nepali language it is known as yarsha gumba.

There is an ancient myth in the history of this mushroom that is trying to explain the first realizations of exceptional medicinal properties of this mushroom.

According to the myth, in the times when the snow started melting on high mountains, indigenous people of Tibet and Nepal, following a hundred-year old tradition, started chasing their yak herds towards the grasslands on high altitudes.

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Bitter melon

The active ingredients of bitter melon trigger mechanisms that starve and destroy malignant cells.

Bitter melon or bitter gourd, Latin name Momordica charantia, is a plant whose legendary popularity is confirmed by scientific research.

This plant belongs to the family of tropical and subtropical vine, and grows mostly in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Originally the plant originated in India and in the 14th century it was introduced to China, from where it began to spread to other parts of the world.

It is best known for its fruit, which is considered one of the bitter fruits in the world.

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Tasty biscuit apple cake

Walnuts, apples an vanilla are synonyms for a great winter cake and a base for various treats.

Here we'll present you a recipe for a delicious fruit cake with the combination of these ingredients, such as it is made in the Vegehop vegetarian reastaurant in Zagreb.

You can make it as a dessert to a great family lunch or for an afternoon get together over a warm drink.

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Bear’s garlic

All fans of garlic will be thrilled by bear’s garlic - which has a much stronger scent than its tame cousins.

This is a wild plant with a Latin name of Allium ursinum which grows in moist deciduous forests, valleys and along streams up to 1900 meters above sea level.

It is also known under the names ramsons, buckrams, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek or wild garlic.

It was named bear’s garlic because it is a true spring treat for bears that have just woken up from their winter slumber.

Bear’s garlic grows in height from 20 to 40 cm, and in the soil, it has an upright and thin bulb that is white or yellow in color.

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Aromatherapy against seasonal allergies

In the modernized world, the human body has become sensitive to many external stimuli: pollen, feathers, dust mites, dust and various chemicals.

To vulnerable people, these substances cause problems such as:

  •     swelling of the nasal mucosa,
  •     running nose,
  •     sneezing,
  •     redness,
  •     burning and tearing of the eyes.

    
All of these are well-known symptoms of allergies.

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Stand up while you read this!

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Your chair is your worst enemy!

For most of us sitting is a daily "activity".

We sit 8 hours at work, then drive home in the car, and then sit in the chair and turn on the TV.

But according to the latest research published in the journal Medicine, Science in Sports and Exercise, sitting is the worst thing you can do to your body.

If you spend most of the day sitting - at work or in front of the TV at home - you have a greater risk of diabetes, obesity, several types of cancers, heart attacks and premature death.

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The juice of ginger

A refreshing lemon and ginger juice is a great choice for every meal, including a holiday meal. 

Make it from fresh, preferably organically grown ingredients.

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A spread that nourishes and heals

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The purpose of the food we eat is to nourish and heal us, as Hippocrates advised.

A review of scientific literature and practical experience gives encouraging results.

The results indicate the increasing use of Hristijan, a healthful spread.

This food, whose name literally means Christian, is prepared in the following manner.

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Detoxify the organism with green smoothies

Detoxification does not always need to be exhausting and require a lot of sacrifice. 

Who says you cannot enjoy it? Try this tasty drink, which may replace any meal. 

It contains plenty of nutrients - fiber, vitamins and minerals will speed up your digestion, cleanse your body and give you a sensation of fullness. 

And - it tastes great. 

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Folk recipes with carrot

Folk medicine has used the carrot for centuries to cure and alleviate numerous ailments. 

We are presenting you several recipes which can be of help to your kids. Their base is fresh carrot juice, a true elixir due to the abundance of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, calcium, potassium and iron. 

Fresh carrot juice is a great natural remedy for strengthening immunity and preventing infections. It also helps with anemia. 

It has a beneficial effect on the skin and aids with relieving the symptoms of skin ailments.

Try the folk recipes with carrot juice to provide your young ones with natural healing. 

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Alternative Surgery

Tumi

Sometimes we think alternative medicine only involves non-invasive methods - cleansing, application of herbs, fasting, massages, etc.

You might be surprised to learn that surgery is a part of alternative medicine.

Surgical procedures were not invented in the 20th century. Surgery is an ancient science which has existed for thousands of years.

The ancient Mayans, Incas, Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese and Indians had a good knowledge of surgery and applied it when it was needed.

Ancient civilizations used surgery for many purposes: for treating injuries and fractures, removing cysts and tumors, repairing teeth, in cases of complications during childbirth, even for cosmetic purposes.

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Zucchinis

Recently, the season of this wonderful fruit has started.

There are many types of zucchinis of various colors and shapes, but small dark-green zucchinis that look like giant cucumbers are the most common ones.

Alongside melons and cucumbers, zucchini belong to the Cucurbitacea family.

Although it is a fruit, most of us see it as a vegetable.

Zucchini, like all squashes, comes from America, and humans have been consuming them for over 10,000 years.

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Walnut

Not only do walnuts taste good, they give us a tremendous amount of energy and offer many health benefits.

The Greeks called them "Jupiter’s fruit", considering walnuts as a food fit for the gods.

Since ancient times walnuts are mentioned in connection with intellectuality - the fruit has the shape of the human brain!

All nuts are good for health, but compared to other nuts, walnuts contain twice the amount of antioxidants.

There are about twenty types of nuts. The two most popular types are Persian walnut (Juglans regia), which originated in Asia and the Far East, and black walnut (Juglans nigra) which is native to North America.

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Spinach

It does not take long to describe Popeye’s favorite vegetable that turns all that eat it into Hercules.

The season of spinach is upon us, which makes many of you happy, especially if you have it in your garden.

Spinach, Lat. Spinacia oleracea, is a hardy plant with dark green edible leaves.

It originates from the Middle East, where it grows as a wild plant.

It was first cultivated in Persia, and in the seventh century came to China as a gift from the King of Nepal.

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Real food for real people

Millions of people worldwide were protesting against the giant U.S. corporation Monsanto, the largest producer of genetically modified seeds and pesticides.

Protest marches against Monsanto gathered masses in 436 cities in 52 countries, including Croatia.

In our country, marches were organized in Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Rijeka, Osijek, Bjelovar and Đakovo.

The purpose of the protest was to raise public awareness of potential hazards which genetically modified organisms (GMOs) entail.

With slogans such as "Real Food 4 Real People", the protesters wanted to warn the people in power to cease to be kindly to producers of GM seeds and food.

In the United States, the movement had an additional note, related to the recently passed law that protects Monsanto and similar companies from legal prosecution.

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Radish

The familiar radish is actually a very ancient and respected culture that has been cultivated for over 3,000 years.

Its Latin name is Raphanus sativus, which literally means cultivated cabbage.

In Roman times, the workers received radishes as a reward, and it was an every-day meal to Egyptian slaves.

The ancient Greeks loved radish so much that they offered it as a sacrifice for their gods on a silver platter.

In the Middle Ages it had a negative connotation because people thought the radish was a symbol of strife and conflict.

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Mosquito protection

Warmer days have finally arrived and you are planning to stay outside.

But, as soon as you peek through the door, you get attacked by mosquitoes.

You can’t enjoy the beautiful spring and spend time outdoors with your friends and close ones.

This is absurd and irritating. At that moment you start thinking about the means of protection against mosquitoes.

But creams and sprays against mosquitoes can be harmful, it is well known, and you wish to avoid using them, especially on kids.

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Dangers of energy drinks

energetski napiciA bottle of energy drink is a popular way to get the necessary energy when you simply don't have the time to sleep. Unfortunately, the price for an additional 3 or 4 hours of activity is too high.

Even natural energy drinks harm your body.

Energy drink is a soft drink that - according to the claims of manufacturers - instantly increases energy levels in the body.

There are several studies that confirm that energy drinks really increase the mental and cognitive abilities, alertness and physical endurance for short periods of time.

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Clinical studies confirm the efficacy of curcumin

That which alternative medicine has known for centuries has finally been confirmed by a scientific patent. 

Curcumin, the active element of curcuma or turmeric, has officially been recognized as an aid in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease!

The strict and often implacable Food and Drug Administration has approved an American patent for the formulation of BCM-95 curcumin (US Patent No. 8859020) as an aid in the treatment of this serious disease.

The BCM-95 formulation, which includes a mix of curcumin and curcuma oil, increases absorption of this active element by up to 700 percent as compared to the standard 95 percent extract.

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Alkalna prehrana – sigurna baza za organizam bez bolesti

Koncept nebalansiranog unosa kiselih i alkalnih namirnica u prehrani se po prvi put pojavljuje davne 1933. godine.

Bila je to godina u kojoj je William Howard, tada liječnik u New Yorku, objavio knjigu “A New Health Era”,  a koja izaziva veliku pozornost.

On je već tada, prije pune 82 godine, tvrdio da su sve bolesti uzrokovane autointoksikacijom i to zbog nakupljanja kiselosti u tijelu.

Njegov koncept prehrane, koji preferira unos alkalnih (lužnatih) namirnica, ima temelj i u jednoj od najpopularnijih dijeta danas – Hayevoj dijeti.

Ako već niste upoznati s njom, dovoljno je reći da se ona bazira na pravilnom kombiniranju hrane.

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Alkalne namirnice

Probavlja se skoro sve što unesemo u organizam.  U ostacima hrane nakon probave mogu izmjeriti pH vrijednosti.

Njome se određuje kemijska reakcija hrane koju smo pojeli i tom metodom možemo vidjeti je li hrana bila kisela ili lužnata.

Kao što sam već spomenula, naša su tijela po prirodi lužnata i ne godi nam previše kisele hrane.
      
Nakon što smo neku vrstu hrane pojeli, i nakon što ju je tijelo probavilo, mjerimo pH tijela. 

Ph je kratica za 'potential of hydrogen' što će indicirati kiselost ili alkalnost određene namirnice, i to na ljestvici od 0 do 14. 

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Čišćenje kože

Koža je pokazatelj vašeg zdravlja, ogledalo stila života i iskreni kritičar vaših životnih navika.

Manjak sna, nedovoljno tekućine, spora probava, jetra opterećena toksinima, poremećen rad hormona – sve se na njoj jasno vidi.

Prištići i crvenilo, ispucala, suha ili masna područja, vidljive bore -  problemi su to koje ste sigurno i sami iskusili na svojoj koži. 

Počnite ih rješavati već danas i pomozite svojoj koži, iznutra.

Očistite je, pomladite, dajte joj novu snagu i kvalitetnu bazu za obnovu i njegu, uz pomoć namirnica koje su prijatelj vaše kože.

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Post s voćem

Post voćem je popularna i jednostavna metoda čišćenja organizma, uz pomoć svježeg organskog voća.

Svaki post ima blagotvoran učinak na tijelo: potiče izlučivanje toksina, samoizlječenje, izlučuje višak tekućine i pomaže probavnom sustavu da se odmori i obnovi.

Post voćem preporučuje i Ayurvedska medicina, u trajanju od 3-5 dana, za poboljšavanje živčanog sustava i pamćenja.

Vaš post ne mora trajati više dana, možete ga, za početak, provesti kroz samo jedan dan. 

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March against Monsanto

On Saturday, 25th of May 2013, activists around the world went on a march against a multinational corporation Monsanto, the leading producer of genetically modified (GMO) seeds and pesticides.

In hundreds of cities in 36 countries, protesters tried to attract public attention to this American corporation, which has acquired a reputation for "meanest corporation on the planet."

Zagreb is one of 286 cities in which a protest march has been organized.

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Macedonia threw McDonald’s out, when will we?

After sixteen years of operation, McDonald's withdrew from the Macedonian market, sparking a series of rumors.

Since the official reason has not been released, some media hoped that the care of the Macedonian government about the health of their people is the reason behind it all.

However, there is no evidence that this is the case.

According to some sources, the main reason for closing is of administrative nature - a dispute between the licensee owner Stevo Janeski and McDonald's company.

Whatever the reason, the company that owned the franchise has lost the right to manage the local fast food restaurants and Macedonians will get a chance to return to the local specialties.

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Licorice

If you are looking for an universal remedy and you came across licorice? Then your search is over.

It is a perennial plant; its Latin name is Glycyrrhiza glabra, which can grow up to one meter in height.

It is characterized by elongated pale-purple flower clusters.

It has oval leaves that are 2 to 4 cm in length and are half of their length in width.

Licorice is known worldwide for its exceptionally sweet root, which is used for treating many diseases.

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Miraculous herbal teas

Herbal teas are often used to help with colds and flu, but they are much more than that.

The British have been, for example, loyal to teas for hundreds of years and people in the Far East even longer.

Tea is not just a drink, like a coffee, associated with social gatherings.

Many herbal teas are known for their wide healing properties.

Health benefits of natural teas have a wide range.

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Caution: GMO brands!

"The expansion of genetically modified crops and foods around the world today has caught so much momentum that it can and must be declared a crime against humanity. "

These words were written by a journalist William Engdahl in 2005 in his book'' The seeds of destruction''.

As time goes on, his words are increasingly gaining importance.

In recent years the number of people who suffer from allergies, cancer and other serious diseases has rapidly increased all over the world, as well as people who are being treated for infertility.

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Decorating foyer, according to Feng Shui

The foyer is the most important room in any home because that is the first room that you enter.

This is why the Chinese call foyer “the mouth of the home”.

The problematic appearance of the entrance and pass-through rooms will adversely affect the health of your mouth, teeth and throat.

Therefore, it is extremely important to properly decorate the entrance to the apartment or a house because that will ensure the flow of positive energy to tenants, and guests will receive an immediate heart welcome.

Conversely, if you ignore these rooms, that will adversely affect the whole Feng Shui of living space.

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Garden in harmony with Feng Shui

How many times have you stopped in front of someone's garden, just look over the fence, enjoyed the view and felt good?

What is that attracted your attention - colorful flowers, scents or something which is not that easy to explain, some harmony and naturalness?

If it was the impression of harmony and naturalness that got your attention, then you saw a garden that is governed by the laws of nature, i.e. by Feng Shui.

In these gardens, a law existing in nature is applied. When there is already such a harmony with the nature, you should use it.

After all, we ourselves are the fruits of the same nature.

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Čišćenje pluća

Znate li da je kapacitet vaših pluća 6 litara zraka i da ga dnevno udahnete u količini od 9000 litara?

No to ne znači i da vaša pluća rade svojim punim kapacitetom.

Nažalost, većina ljudi koristi tek manji dio pluća, budući da dišu tzv. plitkim disanjem, zbog kojeg kisik često ne dođe do svih dijelova ovog vitalnog organa.

Ako ne koristite svoja pluća cijela (ne koristite metodu dubokog disanja i druge metode koje pomažu plućima), u njima se mogu nataložiti štetne tvari.

Posljedice akumulacije toksina sigurno ste i sami osjetili – glavobolju, teškoće s disanjem, vrtoglavicu i druge tegobe kojima je uzrok smanjena funkcija pluća.

Kako to možete promijeniti? 

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Čišćenje crijeva ljuskicama psylliuma

Psyllium, indijski trputac (lat. Plantago ovata), jedna je od najefikasnijih biljaka koje pomažu vašoj probavi, prirodno i bezbolno.

Idealna je namirnica za proljetno čišćenje organizma, koje će pomoći tijelu riješiti se toksina u probavnom sustavu, a koji stvaraju bazu za nastanak kroničnih bolesti.

Uspješno uklanja ostatke hrane koji se talože u crijevima i koje je s vremenom sve teže eliminirati.

Ova jednogodišnja biljka koja raste u Indiji, južnoj Europi, Iranu i Maloj Aziji sadrži vlakna, lipide, nezasićene masne kiseline i mnogo sluzi te u crijevima stvara supstancu sličnu mukusu.

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Čišćenje crijeva

Kako omogućiti tijelu normalan rad crijeva?

Svakodnevna stolica nije uvijek znak i da su crijeva čista od naslaga.

Riječ je o ostacima stare, često skamenjene stolice u predjelu debelog crijeva koje su se ondje skupljale godinama.

Potrebno je određeno vrijeme i rad,  da bi se tih naslaga trajno riješili.

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Native American medicine                            

Indian tribes of North America have been practicing their methods of treatment, according to some sources, for more than 40,000 years.

Medical information and techniques are passed from generation to generation, thereby ensuring the longevity of practices.

Some medications are typical from tribe to tribe, although all tribal medicine is collectively called Indigenous American medicine.

While Native American medicine was practiced in North America, at the same time Chinese medicine and Ayurveda were practiced on the other side of the world.

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Chapati                          

čapati

Chapatis - Indian flat bread made of wholemeal flour - are an important part of Indian cuisine.

In fact, most Indians eat them every day just as we eat bread.

The advantages of chapatis are that they do not contain any yeast and can be made of 100% wholemeal flour.

Try to make this delicious flat bread and surprise your family and friends with a healthy treat!

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Treat without eggs and milk for real gourmets

To true gourmets who desire a nutritious, but healthy dessert we present you an irresistible, tasty and desirable treat - the orange and chocolate cake. 

The recipe was created by the team from the renowned Croatian Vegehop restaurant and it does not contain eggs, milk or unhealthy sugars. 

The combination of spices, nuts and fruits in this cake guarantees a veritable delight for your palate, delight which you are bound to share with your friends, colleagues and guests. 

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Clean your washing machine

The thought of doing laundry generally makes you think of cleanliness, but cleanliness is often actually not what you get.

Many of us have come across a disagreeable odor in our laundry even if we just took it out of the machine.

People describe the worst of those odors as “the smell of a wet dog,” and it lasts after a number of washes at different temperatures and is almost impossible to get rid of.

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Hypertension: Natural Treatment

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Lakhovsky Oscillator

Even though the use of electricity with therapeutic purposes began as far back as the 18th century, it was only at the start of the last century that systematic research into the effects electric signals have on biological organisms begun.

Progress in electrical engineering together with discoveries in molecular biology and medicine enabled the understanding of the occurrences which appear in living tissue under the influence of electric and magnetic fields.

Russian engineer Georges Lakhovsky, born near Minsk in 1870, moved to Paris in 1894 with the aim of continuing his education at the Sorbonne.

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Mediterranean diet

You think the men from this region of Europe who took part in the Seven Countries Study in the late fifties knew they were eating Mediterranean style?

Surely not, but this famous research showed that they had a lower rate of cardiovascular disease than the American and the Northern European men.

The research not only confirmed the importance of the healthy diet for our health, but also of maintaining a healthy body weight, which is related to the level of physical activity.

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Food as an Alternative to Synthetic Medication

This is a sentence worth emphasizing, and one I have included in my book which describes metabolic syndrome – "The 21st Century Diet".

Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, various psychological issues… all the aforementioned disorders are in direct correlation to that which you put on your plate.

Poor food choices can, in time, lead to your demise.

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Fasting

Fasting can bring many benefits to your body - both physical and psychological.

With good reason, it is called the "miracle treatment" because the list of physical conditions that can be improved with fasting is long and varied.

On the list we find allergies, arthritis, digestive disorders, skin diseases, cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer, etc.

Fasting stimulates the body's own healing mechanisms and leads to an improvement no matter what disease you are suffering from.

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Dandelion

Many of us have blown the seeds of this flower in childhood.

Popular dandelion has a Latin name of Taraxacum officinale, and it originates from Europe and northern Asia.

Over the centuries it had many names such as bitter greens, chicory, Italian salad and more.

Dandelion is a cheap and affordable food and medicine and now is the perfect time for harvesting since the dandelion season has just started.

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Hazardous chemicals in clothing

As if it is not enough to be poisoned by food and beverages, we also inflict damage to ourselves with clothes we wear.

According to information from Greenpeace, many clothing manufacturers use harmful chemicals.

But why is that such a problem and how such clothing can affect health?

The problem is that harmful chemicals from the clothing come in contact with the skin, which has the power of absorption, and that way harmful chemicals enter our bodies.

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Breast milk – nature’s wonder

Although modern technology has made some impressive breakthroughs, it still hasn't developed techniques that would allow us to artificially reproduce breast milk.

The bioactive components of human breast milk are so unique that they cannot  be artificially created or reproduced.

Apart from the well-established fact that breastfeeding naturally attunes to the infant's age, needs and sex, there have also been new insights on a global scale into the importance of breastfeeding for the healthy development of the infant.

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Čišćenje jetre sokom od maslačka

Pomozite svojoj jetri, «središnjem laboratoriju» organizma koji tijelu pomaže u procesu metabolizma, proizvodi žuč, skladišti krv, pohranjuje željezo i vitamine te je zadužena za eliminaciju toksina.

Proljeće je idealno vrijeme za čišćenje organizma, osobito jetre kojoj povremeno treba odmor, nova snaga i hranjivi sastojci kako bi povratila maksimum svojih funkcija.

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Antioxidants in seasoning herbs

Surely you've heard of free radicals and oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is a condition that occurs when the production of the free radicals overwhelm the body's ability to neutralize or eliminate them.

Oxidative stress leads to many serious diseases today such as diabetes, premature aging and heart problems.

The greatest enemies of the oxidative processes are antioxidants that strengthen the immune system and neutralize free radicals.

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Post koji u kratkom roku obnavlja organizam

"Pravilna i razumna praksa gladovanja može iz temelja promijeniti naš duhovni život, fiziološko stanje i umnu djelatnost.

Pozivam vas da post učinite sastavnim dijelom svojeg života, da redovito vodite brigu o svom duhu, umu i tijelu. 

Zato vam želim dati kompetentne, praktične savjete na temelju vlastita iskustva.”

Tim riječima u svojoj knjizi “Škola ljekovitog posta i sirove prehrane” autorica Anna Jakuba iz Ukrajine,  objašnjava važnost posta za čovječji organizam. 

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Antiage terapija: namirnice koje će pomladiti vaše srce, mišiće, mozak, oči i kožu

Danas svi želimo izgledati mlado,  a i osjećati se što bolje i vitalnije, bez obzira na našu životnu dob.

Stoga i ne čudi da mnoge tvrtke i pojedinci koriste upravo tu našu zajedničku želju te nam nude raznorazne pripravke, a ponekad i ‘magične’ metode podmlađivanja. 

I osobno, svaki put kada želim pročitati nešto na internetu, odmah ispred mene ‘skoči’ reklama koja tvrdi da će se i liječnici prepasti baš njihove metode koja ženi s pedesetak godina vraća 20 godina unatrag.

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Ekologija – izazov i obveza 21. stoljeća

Znate li da u Tokiju, gradu s 13 milijuna stanovnika, ne postoje koševi za otpad na ulicama?

I da svaki papirić, bocu s vodom ili papirnatu maramicu koju potroše, stanovnici nose kući u svoj komunalni otpad, za čije premašene količine plaćaju i penale?

Ovakav način razmišljanja o okolišu i društvenoj odgovornosti u samoj je srži Japana.

Geografski položaj i resursi koji su im na raspolaganju ne omogućavaju im slobodu konzumerizma koju imaju stanovnici kontinenata.

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Prostata – prirodno liječenje

Iako je povezuju sa spolnom moći, ova žlijezda kod muškaraca ima drugu važnu funkciju – plodnost.

Ona je zadužena za proizvodnju većine tekućina u sjemenu.

Riječ je o prostati, koja anatomski okružuje mokraćnu cijev te je smještena iza stidne kosti - između mokraćnog mjehura i završnog dijela debelog crijeva.

Oblikom i veličinom podsjeća na kesten, a sastoji se od sitnih žlijezda i njihovih izvodnih kanalića.

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Alternativa Webshop je Web Trgovac godine

U internetskom istraživanju koje su organizirali Jeftinije.hr i istraživački centar Valicon, Alternativa Webshop je proglašen Web Trgovcem 2014 godine u kategoriji Ljepota i Zdravlje.

Istraživanje se temeljilo na iskustvu korisnika webshopa i iscrpnoj analizi poslovanja naše internet trgovine.

Uz mišljenje korisnika, nagradu smo osvojili na temelju ocjene brzine, pouzdanosti i sigurnosti pri obavljanju kupovine te zahvaljujući profesionalnim standardima poslovanja. 

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Preljev za salatu od tahinija

Željni ste novih okusa na svojoj salati i isprobali biste nešto drugačije?

Onda je ovaj recept nešto baš za vas: preljev od tahinija i đumbira, koji će idealno ići sa svim vrstama salata koje ovih dana pripremate.

Tahini alkalizira organizam i izvrstan je izbor za zdravije srce i krvne žile, kožu, zglobove i mišiće.  Pomaže radu mozga i štiti organizam od starenja.

Đumbir je prirodni saveznik probavi i snaga organizmu kod upala i infekcija te jelima daje specifičnu, ljutkastu notu koji mnogi vole.

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The power of positive thinking - the hope is within Yourself

Brain tumour, blindness, chronic illnesses, parasites gone overnight.

It is not a fairy tale, but information from the Institute for noetic science, which has gathered over 3500 medical records of people whose illnesses, some of them in the terminal stage, withdrew on their own.

The conventional medicine has no explanation for this phenomenon called "spontaneous remission".

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Iodine deficiency

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Excess weight increases the risk of cancer

Since last year, excess weight has been considered an alarming health condition for which the best treatments and prevention systems are being sought globally.

The scientists have been warning for years of a dangerous connection between being overweight and getting cancer.

A 2011 UK study discovered that excess weight and obesity caused a five percent of cancers.
 
Only three years later, the respectable medical magazine The Lancet published the results of a shocking new study.

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Amalaki

Amalaki, amla or the Indian gooseberry (lat. Emblica officinalis) is one of the most well-known plants of traditional ayurvedi medicine.

The yellow-green fruits of the trees which can grow as tall as 18 meters have been used by peoples in India for over 5000 years as one of the most powerful natural medicines for strengthening the immune system and rejuvenating the body.

According to Ayurveda, amalaki contains five of the six basic flavors: sour, sweet, bitter, spicy and astringent. These characteristics make it a unique ingredient, the only such one in the world.

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Sunlight, Breathing, Water, Food and Sleep – Five Natural Health Aids At Your Service

An old saying tells us: ‘A healthy man has a 1,000 wishes, while a sick man only has one - to be healthy.’

The basic question is how to, in the midst of today’s stressful existence in which leisure time is scarce, find the path to perfect health?

How does one optimally balance various life segments such as health, family and work?

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Šipak

Šipak je biljka koja pripada rodu ruža, porodici Rosaceae.

Nosi titulu jedne od najstarijih biljaka korištenih u ishrani i liječenju.

Još u kamenom dobu ljudi su za ozdravljenje koristili njegovo lišće, plod i cvijet, a za vrijeme Rimskog carstva vjerovali su da je učinkovit čak i u liječenju bjesnoće.

Otuda potječe njegovo ime Rosa Canina (pasja ruža, canis – lat. pas), a u narodu je danas poznat po više od desetak različitih naziva, od šipkovine, divlje ruže, plotne družice i sl.

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Sirup od koprive

Smatraju ga univerzalnim eliksirom za čišćenje i jačanje krvi, prirodnim sredstvom koje liječi anemiju, probleme s bubrezima, astmu i gubitak kose. 

Riječ je o domaćem soku od koprive, u kojem jednako uživaju i oni koji imaju zdravstvenih problema kao i oni koji jednostavno vole prirodno, ukusno i zdravo piće u svako doba dana.

Ožujak, odnosno početak proljeća idealno je vrijeme za branje mladih listova koprive od kojih se radi ovaj prirodni eliksir.

Napravite ga sami - donosimo vam narodni recept u kombinaciji s medom i limunom, nepogrešivu kombinaciju prirodnih sastojaka u kojoj generacije uživaju već desetljećima.

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Magnetski polovi – dijagnostika i terapija

Poznato je da planet Zemlja ima svoje magnetsko polje i da se polovi tog magnetskog polja nalaze nedaleko geografskih polova.

Iako uzrok postojanja Zemljinog magnetskog polja nije sigurno utvrđen, današnja znanost raspolaže nizom dokaza da boravak živog organizma izvan tog magnetskog polja unosi izvjesne nepravilnosti u odvijanje bioloških procesa u organizmu.

Korištenje magnetskog polja permanentnih magneta u terapijske svrhe seže u razdoblje stare kineske, grčke i egipatske kulture od prije nekoliko tisuća godina.

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Kaša od heljde za zdrav početak dana

Iznenadite ukućane zdravim i ukusnim, bogatom doručkom koji će vam osigurati energiju, vitamine i minerale za cijeli dan – heljdinom kašom s voćem. 

Heljda, bogata dijetalnim vlaknima i aminokiselinama te  magnezijem, fosforom, magnezijem i željezom izvrsna je namirnica za početak dana u kojoj mogu uživati i osobe koje boluju od netolerancije na gluten, jer ga heljda ne sadrži.

Pogodna je i za dijabetičare, budući da smanjuje razinu šećera u krvi i za sve one koje vode brigu o svom srcu i krvnim žilama te općenito o zdravom životu.

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Crijevnu virozu izliječite biljnim čajevima

Vrlo često mlade mame me pitaju za savjet u vezi crijevnih viroza kod svoje djece. 

Te su mi viroze i osobno uvijek bile najgore.

S njima proljev i povraćanje idu ruku pod ruku.

Sigurno znate o čemu govorim.

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Domaća maska za lice od chia sjemenki i meda

Pomladite, osvježite i nahranite svoju kožu vrhunskim prirodnim sastojcima – medom i chia sjemenkama.

Osim što su to namirnice koje pomažu vašem organizmu iznutra, jednako su djelotvorne i za najveći organ na tijelu – vašu kožu.

Iskoristite ovo blago iz prirode za izradu domaće maske koja će vašoj koži podariti sjaj, čistoću i prirodnu njegu.

Hranjiva maska za koju vam je potrebno svega desetak minuta vremena čisti kožu od mrtvih stanica i nečistoća, ublažava upale, prištiće i akne te smanjuje crvenilo. 

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Jezik - ogledalo vašeg zdravlja

Znate li da već pogledom na svoj jezik možete otkriti imate li problemima s jetrom, kako vam radi probavni sustav i brinete li se previše u životu?

Detaljnim pregledom jezika moguće je otkriti kako funkcionira cijeli vaš organizam, koje su mu kritične točke i alarmantni organi kojima je hitno potrebna pomoć.

Nije riječ o triku, nego o detaljnom pregledu jezika, metodi koju kineska narodna medicina i Ayurveda prakticiraju već tisućljećima.

Jezik je ogledalo organizma, a pojedini dijelovi jezika, prema narodnoj medicini, odgovaraju organima u tijelu.

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Vidac

Legenda govori da je vidac dobio latinski naziv Euphrasia prema grčkoj graciji Euphrosyini (čije ime znači radost) jer on obraduje svakoga, budući da liječi oči.

Zahvaljujući svom djelovanju, u narodu ga još nazivaju  i "oči Matere Božje" ili "roža Svete Lucije" te "vidovica“ jer je višestoljetnom tradicijom potvrđeno da je idealan prirodni lijek kod bolesti očiju.

Koristili su ga još i davne 1300.-te godine.

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Hrskavo i zdravo: Salata od slanutka i kus-kusa

Pripremite ukusnu, hrskavu salatu od slanutka i kus-kusa i osigurajte svom tijelu obilje hranjivih sastojaka i prirodnu energiju za naporni radni tjedan. 

Kus-kus je bogat selenom, koji štiti stanice od preranog starenja i kalijem koji blagotvorno djeluje na srce i krvne žile.

Slanutak će vam kao prirodni izvor proteina i vlakana pomoći u obnovi energije, zaštiti mišića te boljoj i bržoj probavi.

Aromatično bilje – origano, korijander i čili papričica, kao i češnjak, osim što daju specifičnu mirisnu notu svakom jelu, osigurat će vam snažniji imunitet i zaštitu od virusa i bakterija te potaknuti organizam na čišćenje.

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Samomasažom protiv bolesti

Odvojite li samo malo vremena u danu za drevnu vještinu akupresure, brzo ćete otkriti da njome možete ublažiti stres te spriječiti i ublažiti brojne tegobe, pa i gripu i prehladu.

Donosimo vam stoga nekoliko savjeta kako pritiskom na određeno područje ruku možete ublažiti grlobolju, kašalj, naporno curenje iz nosa te bolove u cijelom tijelu.

Za razliku od akupunkture, gdje je iglom potrebno točno pogoditi određenu točku, akupresura omogućuje masiranje cijele površine, što djeluje stimulativno na cijelo tijelo.

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Juhica od češnjaka i bademovog mlijeka

Jedna namirnica svakako mora naći mjesto u vašem jelovniku, ako želite snažan i zdrav imunitet: češnjak.

Ovaj recept za juhu je sirovojelski i predstavlja kombinaciju češnjaka, bademovog mlijeka i maslinovog ulja u kojoj nema kuhanja ni zagrijavanja. 

Pomoći će vam kao prirodna zaštita od gripe i prehlade, ali i pri liječenju već nastalih infekcija, uobičajenih tijekom zimskog vremena. 

Možete je smatrati prirodnim tekućim antibiotikom, a koji možete koristiti bez straha od štetnih nuspojava.

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White carrot tart cake

We are presenting you a recipe for a tasty cake which combines vegetables, nuts and fruits, not requiring baking.

You can try this raw treat whenever you desire new gastronomic delicacies you will enjoy and offer the friends and family a memorable dessert. 

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Vegetable and seed paste

Try a delicious homemade paste made of vegetables, seeds and nuts. 

It's one of the recommended meals from the raw food field. It is easy to make so introduce it to your menu today. 

It is rich in natural nutritious ingredients, vitamins and minerals. Try it whenever you wish for a healthy meal. 

You can make this paste a day in advance and keep it in the refrigerator up to four days. 

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Fat burning foods

Can you trim your waist in just a few minutes? 

It's highly unlikely except in dieting advertisements. 

But if you wish fewer kilos and more health and confidence and if you're ready to change your eating habits to achieve that goal, here is a list of foods that could help you. 

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Dry fasting and raw food workshop

''A proper and reasonable practice of denying oneself food may fundamentally change your spiritual life, physical condition and mental activity. Therefore, I would like to appeal to you to embrace dry fasting as part of your life, to nourish your body, mind and spirit on a regular basis. I would also like to offer competent, constructive and practical advice based on my own experience.''

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Best diffusers for essential oils

As we are getting less and less immune to cold and flu with the approaching cold weather, we realize that diffusers can be of great help in inhalation with breathing problems.

Aromatherapy diffusion is the process of diffusing essential oils so that their aromas slowly fill the room or space with their natural scent.

Today there are many different methods for the diffusion of essential oils in spaces.

Provided that you got a high quality, pure essential oil, you can create a simple aromatherapy session in your own home with everyday objects you already have.

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Doctors told her that surgery is the best cancer prevention

The decision of a popular actress Angelina Jolie to have both of her breasts surgically removed even though she doesn't have breast cancer amazed the public.

She explained her decision by saying that she has the BRCA1 gene, which makes a predisposition for certain types of cancers, including breast cancer.

She stated that her mother had the same gene and that she died of cancer in 2007. (Admittedly, it was not breast cancer but ovarian cancer.)

Angelina was convinced by someone that her breasts were the most vulnerable and that they must be removed.

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Acidity terminal point

Are you familiar with this incredible information?

The basic cause of cancer was officially unveiled before 1923., and its discoverer received the Nobel Prize in medicine for that discovery in 1931.

Very few people in the world know about it, because the truth is unfortunately hidden from the public.

In 1931, the German scientist Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883-1970) received the Nobel Prize for finding the root causes of cancer.

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Kumkvat

Kumkvat (lat. Fortunella) je agrum iz porodice rutvica (lat.Rutaceae).

Spominje se u kineskoj literaturi iz 12. stoljeća pa se stoga vjeruje da i potječe iz Kine gdje je poznat po imenima chin-chit (zlatna naranča), chin-kan (zlatna mandarina) i chin-tou (zlatni grah).

U 19. stoljeću njegov uzgoj se u velikoj mjeri proširio na područje Amerike i Europe, a danas je posebno zastupljen u Brazilu, Španjolskoj, Argentini, Kaliforniji i južnoj Africi.

U Hrvatskoj se uzgaja najvećim dijelom na području Dalmacije.

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Čakre

Naziv čakra dolazi od sanskrtskog značenja „krug" ili "kotač koji se okreće“, a naziva se tako jer izgleda poput vrtloga koji se okreće oko određenog područja u našem suptilnom tijelu.

Stoga su čakre glavni energetski centri, koji akumuliraju i distribuiraju energiju po našem tijelu.

Zamislite ljudsko tijelo kao stan kroz koji je provedena struja.

Da bi se svijetla upalila potrebno je imati energiju, ali i kablove i prekidače.

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Makrobiotička prehrana i zdravlje

Makrobiotika je vještina i umijeće zdravlja i dugovječnosti.

Kao prirodan, cjelovit i održiv sustav podrazumijeva međusobnu vezu i djelovanje prehrane, životnog stila i okoliša, te time predstavlja sveobuhvatan i učinkovit pristup ka postizanju i održavanju fizičkog, mentalnog i duhovnog zdravlja.

Iako je mnogo šire od toga, makrobiotika je najpoznatija po načelima prehrane.

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Alternativa za Vas sudjeluje na 20. Viroexpu

Poštovani čitatelji, Alternativa za Vas sljedećeg vikenda, od 27.veljače do 1. ožujka sudjeluje na Viroexpo, međunarodnom sajmu gospodarstva, obrtništva i poljoprivrede u Virovitici.

Riječ je o jednom od najvećih hrvatskih sajmova koji se u Virovitici organizira po 20. put i na kojem se predstavljaju obrti, tvrtke, obiteljska gospodarstva i udruge sa svojim proizvodima ne samo iz Hrvatske nego i iz drugih zemalja. 

Potražite nas u 1. paviljonu, gdje ćemo se predstaviti kao najčitaniji regionalni portal o zdravom načinu života u regiji te promovirati svoje proizvode koje ste već imali prilike kupiti u našem webshopu.

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Mrkva – narodni recepti

Narodna medicina stoljećima koristi mrkvu za liječenje i ublažavanje brojnih zdravstvenih tegoba.

Ovaj put donosimo vam nekoliko recepata koji mogu pomoći vašim mališanima.

Baza im je svježi sok od mrkve, koji je zbog obilja vitamina A, B, C, D, E, K, kalcija, magnezija, kalija i željeza pravi prirodni eliksir.

Svježi sok od mrkve izvrsno je prirodno sredstvo za jačanje imuniteta i snažniji organizam, prevenciju upala i pomoć pri njihovom liječenju.

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Jasmine oil – The king of essential oils

Some 2500 years ago, in the time of the Buddha, people used it to anoint the wealthy and kings.

In China it was used to purify the air in rooms where patients dwelled. It is also known as an ancient cure for poisonous bites and stings.

In Hindu and Muslim cultures its odor was called the "the perfume of love." It’s originally from Persia and its name is translated to mean "a gift from God".

It is jasmine, the first among the flowers, and its essential oil has, because of its sensual and delicate notes, carried for centuries the title of the King of essential oils.

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Bran bath – an old folk recipe

Bran bath is an old folk recipe designed to help sensitive and irritated skin. 

It is recommended by many naturopaths, including Gennady Petrovich Malahov, a noted Russian author from the field of traditional medicine. 

His books with useful advice have been sold in millions of copies around the world.

G. P. Malahov recommends bran bath as treatment for all sorts of skin inflammations, rash, itch and as a universal treatment for sensitive skin.

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Slatki ubojica - krivac za bolesti današnjice

Godinama pišem knjige, vrlo često komentiram najčešće dileme koje je pred nas stavila moderna tehnologija proizvodnje hrane.

Čest sam gost radija i TV postaja, kreiram interaktivne nutricionističke radionice, imam dijagnostički centar a i svoj Doctor Nutrition Bar.

Znate li da me uvijek i najčešće pitaju: „Što mislite, jesam li debeo/debela?“ ili: „Kako da smršavim?“

Očito je tjelesna težina danas vrlo važan socijalni čimbenik. Većina baš želi imati socijalno prihvaćeno tijelo.

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NE GMO-u: Nova direktiva Europske Unije

Europski je parlament izglasao novu direktivu koja dopušta članicama Europske Unije da ograniče ili zabrane uzgajanje usjeva koji sadrže genetski modificirane organizme (GMO) na svojem teritoriju, čak i ako je isto dopušteno na nivou Europske Unije.

Ova se direktiva bavi isključivo pravom na ograničenje ili dopuštanje GMO na teritoriju pojedinih zemalja članica.

Prijeporan sustav dopuštenja uzgoja na razini cijele EU ostaje na snazi.

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Barley

Barley (Latin name Hordeum Vulgare), also commonly known and available as barley broth, barley porridge and pearl barley, is usually associated with - beer production.

However, this edible annual grass in the family Poaceae was one of the first cultivated grains, originating in the Middle East.

Its long and distinguished history dates back to the Neolithic Age and it used to give crispy quality to the foods.
  
Roman gladiators were known as 'hordearii', which means "eaters of barley or barley men", since their diet relied on barley.

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Aluminium foil in the service of health

According to many alternative doctors as well as the results of some medical research, aluminium foil can be a great substitute for harmful and expensive drugs.
   
Russian and Chinese healers have been using its beneficial properties to relieve various health problems simply and naturally.

Even the psychotherapist Wilhelm Reich, a student of the famous and respectable Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, referred to the practice and the methods of this form of treatment.

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Klinička ispitivanja potvrdila učinkovitost kurkumina

Ono što alternativna medicina poznaje već desetljećima, sada je potvrđeno i znanstvenim patentom – kurkumin, aktivni sastojak kurkume, i službeno je priznata pomoć u liječenju Alzheimerove bolesti!

Stroga je i neumoljiva Američka agencija za hranu i lijekove (FDA) odobrila američki patent formulaciji BCM-95 kurkumina (US Patent No. 8859020) za pomoć u liječenju ove teške bolesti.

Formulacija BCM-95, u kojoj se nalazi mješavina kurkumina i ulja kurkume povećava apsorpciju ovog aktivnog sastojka za čak 700 posto u odnosu na standardni 95 postotni ekstrakt.

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Alfa glazba

Postoji jednostavno sredstvo s kojim možete odagnati umor, nesanicu, strahove, pa i neke kronične bolesti.

Riječ je o “običnoj” glazbi, koja djeluje na aktivnost mozga i koju znanstvena zajednica sve više proučava kako bi otkrila njenu upotrebu u svakodnevici.

Glazba utječe na moždane valove, njihova obilježja i zadatke i predstavlja snažno sredstvo koje može pomoći pojedincu u poboljšanju kvalitete života i zdravlja.

Kako je poveznicu moždanih valova i glazbe iskoristio australski skladatelj i učitelj meditacije John Levine i kako je njome uspio ostvariti bolje pamćenje, raspoloženje, odagnati bol i strah kod djece i odraslih, doznajte u priči o njegovoj alfa glazbi.

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Čišćenje organizma zelenim kašastim sokovimia

Čišćenje organizma ne mora uvijek biti naporno i tražiti puno odricanja.

Tko kaže da u njemu ne možete uživati?

Isprobajte ovaj ukusan napitak koji ćete lako zamijeniti za bilo koji obrok.

Sadrži obilje hranjivih sastojaka – vlakana, vitamina i minerala, ubrzat će vašu probavu, očistiti tijelo i dati vam osjećaj sitosti.

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Sarvangasana

One of the best known and most classical asanas in yoga is Sarvangasana, known as the candle.

Because of its prevalence, and multiple benefits for health, it is dubbed the "queen of asanas."

The original name of this asana in Sanskrit means "total body workout" (sarva = all, anga = limbs).

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Salad rocket

Salad rocket (Lat. Eruca sativa) is delicious leafy vegetable that is easily cultivated and protects the garden from pests, so it' is amazingly versatile.

Records of this plant native to the Mediterranean can be found in the Bible and the Talmud, where it is praised for its culinary and medicinal use.

In ancient Rome and Egypt, its seeds and were considered as aphrodisiacs.

In Vergilius’s poem Moretum it is described as a plant that "arouses sexual desire in sleepy people."

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Raspberry

Raspberry (Lat. Rubus idaeus) is an herbaceous plant of the rose family.

It is believed that raspberry is native to South Asia and it is so old that it was eaten by the cave people.

Over many centuries, it was valued as a medicinal herb.

The ancient Greeks attributed it a power of promoting fertility, for which raspberry leaves were used.

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Civil resistance shuts the door on GMO

The American mega-corporation Monsanto and their genetically modified seeds are faced with ever stronger resistance in the European market.

Carefully planned lobbying did not help in a clash with millions of citizens.

"We will not lobby for cultivation in Europe anymore. It is counterproductive to fight against windmills, „said disappointed Brandon Mitchener of the European branch of Monsanto.

When he said “windmills”, he meant massive resistance of the consumer towards foods with GMO ingredients. And it seems that many European politicians joined in the resistance.

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Informotherapy

Informotherapy is a branch of medicine that studies the impact of information on the physiological, biochemical and pathological processes in the human body.

It investigates receiving, coding, storing and using such information, and develops methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment using the information.

In 1989, the Ukrainian scientist Zenovij Dmitrovich Skripnjuk defined informotherapy for the first time.

Specifically, he believed that all diseases in the body occur when communication between our cells is interrupted.

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Gluten – krivac za alergije i simptome mnogih bolesti

Često vas muče glavobolje, bol u trbuhu, prolazite kroz neobjašnjive promjene raspoloženja?

Možda vam smeta gluten, tvar koja se nalazi u žitaricama od pšenice.

On pripada skupini najvećih «krivaca» alergija na hranu.

Iako mnogi alergije na hranu povezuju s instantnom reakcijom nakon uzimanja kritične namirnice, one se mogu manifestirati i u vidu odgođenih alergijskih reakcija, s drugim vrstama simptoma.

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Ukusni kolač od jabuka

Orasi, jabuke i vanilija mnogima su sinonim za izvrstan zimski kolač i baza za razne ukusne poslastice.

Mi vam donosimo recept za sočan voćni kolač u kombinaciji ovih sastojaka, koji rade u zagrebačkom vegetarijanskom restoranu Vegehop.

Možete ga pripremiti kao desert uz fini obiteljski ručak, kao i za poslijepodnevno druženje uz topli napitak.

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Fast detoxification with spring super-foods

korijander

We all know how important it is to regularly cleanse our organism.

Our system is burdened by digesting heavy and unhealthy food.

In addition, a lot of toxins enter our body through water, food, cleaning products or cosmetics every day.

Add the stress and fast pace of life.

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Dangerous bacteria, fungi and mould lurking from a common female handbag

Although most women cannot imagine going out without their handbag, this favourite fashion item is a potential microbe bomb which can harm your health at any moment.

How come? A research conducted by British company Initial Washroom Hygiene showed that a large percentage of women never clean their handbag. That is why it accumulates dangerous bacteria and other disease causative agents.

The company reported disturbing results on the basis of the tests carried out on bags women brought to work. They tested the material and the content of the bags – numerous objects women carry.

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Tea bread with a lemon flavour

For a relaxing afternoon with family or a good book try this recipe for a homemade lemon tea bread.
 
It will please the fans of biscuit sweets, homemade bread and pastry, as well as those who wish something tasty and simple to make with their hot drink in these cold days.

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Digital espionage upsets the world

Is the dark Orwellian vision in which every person on the planet is under surveillance of Big Brother becoming reality?

This was confirmed by Edward Snowden, a former U.S. intelligence officer who bravely warned citizens about the misuse of digital technology in the hands of an immoral government.

Realizing the corruption of the system which he was serving, 30-year-old has decided to speak out about the spying of ordinary people and controlling their lives.

Not only are the governments, terrorists, military and intelligence structures subject to scrutiny, but ordinary people also.

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Comfrey

From ancient times until today, many people have witnessed the healing power of comfrey.

Comfrey is a compelling testament to how wonderful nature is and how even the most stubborn ailments can be cured with a little patience.

Comfrey’s the Latin name is Symphytum officinale, and the people known as black boneset, knitbone, consound, and slippery-root.

It has a long and varied history of use. Because of its healing properties, the people believed that comfrey originated from the Garden of Eden.

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Sjemenke lana

Pripadaju jednoj od najstarijih ljudskih namirnica, bogate su omega-3 masnim kiselinama, topivim i netopivim vlaknima, proteinima, vitaminom B1, magnezijem, cinkom i selenom.

Riječ je o sjemenkama lana, koje mnogi rado koriste kao hranjivu bezglutensku alternativu i vole zbog prepoznatljive orašaste arome.

Njihovu vrijednost za zdravlje i ljepotu znali su cijeniti još i drevni narodi, a neka njihovo iskustvo i vas potakne da otkrijete koje sve zdravstvene dobrobiti skrivaju u sebi.

Zato, ako sjemenke lana nemate na svom jelovniku, mi vam donosimo 10 zdravih razloga da ih ondje uvrstite već danas.

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Nevidljiva tinta od samo dva prirodna sastojka

U špijunskim filmovima jedna scena uvijek oduševi gledatelje – kada tajni agent uzima omotnicu i u njoj je naizgled prazan papir, iako sadržava važnu poruku.

No ona je napisana nevidljivom tintom pa na liku kojeg budno prati svaki gledatelj ostaje kako će otkriti riječi koje će odrediti daljnji slijed avanture.

Isti zadatak onima koji najviše vole zagonetke, mališanima, možete zadati i sami.

Napravite im nevidljivu tintu od limunovog soka u receptu koji vam donosimo.

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Walking

hodanje

This spring, do not forget to walk as much as possible in nature, because walking has numerous health benefits.

You want to live longer? Start walking regularly from this day on.

Experts have agreed on the issue of walking – it is one of the key activities in maintaining good health.

At the same time it is also the cheapest form of physical activity.

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Pets and health

maca

If we would seek the definition of health, we could sum it up in a single word - balance.

Health is harmony, disease is discord.

So, all we need to do in order to get healthy is to bring our body into a state of harmony.

We must not lose the sight of the fact that healing of the body is not the only think we want to achieve.

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Feng Shui- decoration of the living room

Your living room is the heart of your home. It’s a space where the members of the household gather, talk, receive guests and spend the most of their day.

This space is abundant in yang energy, and the most important thing to do is to achieve a sense of harmony.

If the other rooms of your home are unbalanced, the living room can alleviate or even neutralize that entirely.

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Cherry

Lovely dark red cherry (Lat. Prunus cerasus) originates from North India and Iran, and is popular since ancient times.

It was adored by the Persians and the Romans, who introduced it to Britons who later distributed it around the world.

According to Buddhist legend, cherry tree offered its fruits to Maya, the Buddha’s mother, to keep her healthy and fed during pregnancy.

Legend has foundations, because cherry nourishes the body and gives a feeling of satiety.

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Confusion about BRCA 1 gene

You've probably heard of the decision of Angelina Jolie, who underwent mastectomy after she found out that she tested positive for the BRCA1 genetic mutation.

Is famous actress familiar with the whole truth about the BRCA1 gene and its risk of breast cancer development?

Modern medicine claims that the aforementioned gene increases the chances of developing breast or ovarian cancer by 87%

But is this really the truth?

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Borax treatment

At first glance it seems shocking that borax - known ingredient of detergents and a powerful insecticide - may be used in the treatment.

But it can, and it has been confirmed by numerous experiments performed by distinguished experts worldwide.

If so, the question is why we do not know that?

The answer is obvious in itself – it is not in the interest of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Amber

Crystals are increasingly being used in the prevention and treatment of health problems.

One of the most famous crystals, even among people who refuse to pay due attention to crystals, is certainly amber.

Amber is officially not a crystal, but an extinct conifer resin that is more than 50 million years old and which has been hardened and fossilized.

However, it is believed to have similar effects as real crystals.

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Vitamin D - free remedy for many diseases

Is there a substance that strengthens bones, enhances immunity and reduces the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and depression, and all of that for free?

Sounds too good to be true, but it is real!

It is the vitamin D that we get from the sun.

Despite its abundant availability, half of the population has insufficient quantities of vitamin D in their body.

It has been recently discovered that vitamin D deficiency is linked to the increased risk of many diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, impaired mental functions and certain types of cancer.

Find out more benefits if the sun vitamin.

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Urinotherapy

Modern society is unfortunately a society of disease.

Every day we hear and read the news on television, the Internet, in newspapers about the various types of the disease, how to cure or prevent them with medicines, even though we are healthy.

We live in a world in which natural way of life is forgotten.

Lives are stressful and rapid, so we feel the fatigue and weariness, we often resort to "pharmaceutical magical wands" in the form of pills, instead of preparing healthy, energy-rich, high-quality meal that will regain the lost balance.

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Očistite perilicu rublja

Pomisao na pranje rublja mnoge asocira na miris čistoće, no često se događa da to ipak nije slučaj.

Mnogi od vas vjerojatno su se sreli s neugodnim mirisom rublja, iako ste ga tek izvadili iz perilice.

Za onaj najgori miris mnogi tvrde da je najsličniji «mirisu mokrog psa», koji ostaje i nakon nekoliko uzastopnih pranja rublja na različitim programima i kojeg se gotovo nemoguće riješiti. 

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Tjedna ayurvedska preporuka

Svaka hrana ima svoj vlastiti profil okusa.

Jednostavna hrana poput bijelog šećera ima samo jedan okus, ali većina druge hrane ima barem dva: limun je kiseo, sladak i gorak; mrkva je slatka, gorka i trpka; sir je sladak i kiseo.

Za mlijeko se smatra da je potpuna hrana, jer u njemu je, osim očite slatkoće, suptilno prisutno svih šest rasa, ili okusa.

To je razlog zašto Ayurveda preporučuje da se mlijeko pije samo, a ne u kombinaciji s obrokom.

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Liječenje pasa i mačaka

Fitoterapija (biljna medicina) posljednjih godina postaje sve popularnija.

Biljna medicina ima jako dugu povijest potkrijepljenu dokazima.

Ljudi su koristili biljke i začine zbog poboljšanja okusa hrane i za liječenje bolesti već tisućama godina.

Do rođenja moderne medicine i upotrebe antibiotika, fitoterapija je bila jedina dostupna metoda liječenja.

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Sugar

šećer

Maybe you will not believe it, but we are talking about sugar.

We have already written several times about the harmful effects of sugar. This time a confirmation comes from the scientists.

Before sugar was considered harmful only because of its empty calories, but now scientists have discovered a number of harmful effects sugar has on our health.

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Doctor Nutrition Bar

We have paid a visit to a place every media is buzzing about these days – a newly opened Doctor Nutrition Bar store in Zagreb, owned by Dr. Leila Kažinić Kreho.

The latest business enterprise of the established doctor, nutritionist and author of 6 best-selling books on healthy diet and lifestyle has delighted us right from the start.

We have received a warm welcome at Dr. Kreho's Nutrition Bar, a perfect introduction to our visit filled with useful information, delicious and healthy food and friendly atmosphere.

Dr. Kreho's Nutrition Bar offers curative drinks, healthy smoothies, gluten-free and sugar-free cookies and cakes as well as healthy gluten-free sandwiches.

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St. John’s Wort oil

kantarionovo ulje

St. John's wort is obtained from the eponymous flower, St. John's wort.

It is a small plant with yellow flowers that grows along forest edges, in clearings, thickets, meadows and along the hedges.

It blooms all summer long, from May to September, but mostly during July. Upper part of the bloom is harvested.

St. John's wort (lat. Hypericum perforatum) is one of the most widely used medicinal plants.

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Natural teeth whitening with only three ingredients

It sounds amazing, doesn't it, that turmeric, a plant leaving stains on almost everything, can help whiten teeth! 

However, that is exactly the effect it has when combined with baking soda and coconut oil in the natural toothpaste the recipe for which is presented here.

These three beneficial ingredients will not only clean and whiten your teeth in a natural and harmless way, but it will also help your teeth and gums overcome infections and inflammation and tooth decay. 

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Peek Retina performs professional eye exams from your smartphone

Common eye degeneration diseases  like glaucoma, cataracts as well as diabetic retinopathy could soon be detected in the comfort of your home via a smartphone-based eye examination kit – Peek Retina (the Portable Eye Examination Kit).

Easy eye testing could soon be widely available by courtesy of Peek Vision, whose team of ophthalmologists, engineers, software developers and researchers has developed and tested a prototype of a mobile app and lens adapter Peek Retina.

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Hipertenzija: Prirodno liječenje

Pod stresom ste, jedete nezdravo, nemate vremena za odmor?

Čuvajte se, ulazite u skupinu osoba koje imaju rizik za hipertenziju, odnosno visoki tlak, od kojeg prema posljednjim istraživanjima boluje gotovo jedna trećina zapadnjaka.

Provjerite već danas jeste li na pragu rizika. Tlak se izražava s dvama brojevima koji označavaju milimetre stupca žive (mm/Hg). Gornji broj predstavlja sistolički, a donji dijastolički tlak.

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Delicija bez jaja i mlijeka za prave sladokusce

Za prave sladokusce koji žele hranjivi, ali zdravi desert, donosimo vam neodoljivu, ukusnu i primamljivu deliciju – tortu od naranče i čokolade.

Recept je kreirala ekipa poznatog vegetarijanskog restorana Vegehop i u njemu nema jaja, mlijeka ni nezdravih šećera.

Kombinacija začina, orašastih plodova i voća u ovoj torti jamči pravi užitak za vaše nepce koji ćete rado podijeliti s prijateljima, kolegama i gostima.

Možete je pripremiti za obljetnice i proslave, gdje će, bez sumnje, ubrzo steći status zvijezde među desertima.

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Hrana kao alternativa sintetičkim lijekovima

‘Naša najintimnija veza nas s vanjskim svijetom je hrana’.

Rečenica je to koju je važno naglasiti, a koju sam napisala u knjizi koja tretira metabolički sindrom, Dijeta 21.stoljeća i koja se nalazi na zidu mog Dr. NB-a u Zagrebu.

Reumatoidni artritis, dijabetes, hipertenzija,  pretilost, Alzheimerova bolest, razna psihološka stanja... svi navedeni poremećaji u  izravnoj su vezi s onim što stavite na svoj tanjur.

No izbor hrane s vremenom vas može dovesti i do propasti. 

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Horoskop za 2015.godinu

Vaša karta odraz je vaše svijesti i ako mijenjate svoju svijest – sve se mijenja.

Radom na sebi kroz duhovnu praksu doista možete promijeniti svoju sudbinu – neke se stvari, unatoč astrološkim analizama, uopće ne dogode, a neki su događaji, koji trebaju imati snažan utjecaj na vaš život,  jako ublaženi.

Na brojne načine možete utjecati na svoju budućnost.

Jedan od njih je upotrebom kristala.

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Sage

kadulja

Sage is one the most healing herbs in our world.

Its Latin name - Salvia officinalis - comes from the word meaning salvare, which means to save or heal.

This was the main herb used for embalming pharaohs in Egypt.

The Greek physician Dioscorides used it to treat many diseases such as bleeding, fever, urinary stones, and irregular menstruation.

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Royal Jelly

matična mliječ

Royal jelly is the best product bees make.

Its healing can be used for treating all diseases, and many say it is the most perfect food in the world.

This food heals, nourishes and revitalizes our body.

Royal jelly has been known since ancient times.

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Organic garden

It is time to start thinking about the spring garden and let your garden this year be the best you have ever planted.

Why? The world is becoming the increasingly unsafe place to live.

You might need it soon own food sources and health planted in your garden.

Organic gardening does not support the use of chemicals for artificially achieving faster plant growth and protection from insects.

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Olive

maslina

People have been cultivating olives for at least six thousand years.

In Crete, Palestine and Egypt, people used them as food, medicine and fuel for lamps.

In ancient Greece, olive oil was so important it is mentioned in the ancient myths.

Did you know that the Mediterranean diet is among the healthiest diets in the world?

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Clove

You’ve surely already tasted it in warm winter beverages or homemade desserts, such as gingerbread.

You have certainly experienced it, at least in trace amounts, in toothpaste, body lotions or scented perfumes.

It is the clove, also known in Latin as the Syzygium Aromaticum.

In Latin it is also called clavus, which means nail, due to their similarity.

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Mudras

Mudras are special positions of the fingers and hands, which are used to establish inner balance and healing.

The word Mudra is translated from Sanskrit as a gift of joy (mud - joy and ra - present).

Mudra in Sanskrit also means 'blend' and 'flow', which refers to the free flow of energy necessary for inner balance and health.

Speaking of mudras, we are really talking about a series of symbols or positions that serve to restore the body's energy, and achieve optimum health.

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Snaga pozitivnog razmišljanja - nada je u Vama

Tumor na mozgu, sljepoća, kronične bolesti, paraziti koji nestaju preko noći.

Ne, nije bajka, nego podatak Instituta za noetičku znanost koji je dosad prikupio više od 3500 medicinskih kartona osoba čije su se bolesti, ponekad i u završnim fazama, povukle – same od sebe.

Konvencionalna medicina za ovaj fenomen koji naziva “spontano povlačenje bolesti” još uvijek nema odgovor.

Kako se dogodilo da tumor koji ni operacija ne može odstraniti jednostavno nestane iz čovjekovog tijela ili da osoba koja još jučer nije mogla držati žlicu u rukama danas kuha ručak za svoju obitelj i vozi djecu u školu?

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Is ADHD a fictional disease?

Surely you have noticed a child who that very active, has problems with concentrating on the tasks and is constantly seeking new sources of entertainment.

The description sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

If such a child is brought to a doctor, he will diagnose the child with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD) and prescribe medication, although it may not be sick.

This is the message sent by the doctor for ADHD, Leon Eisenberg, shortly before his deat

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Alternativne metode liječenja karcinoma

Sirova prehrana, eliminacijske dijete, liječenje frekvencijama ili neki drugi put?

Alternativnih metoda koje služe prevenciji i liječenju karcinoma sve je više, a mi vam donosimo pregled najčitanijih članaka našeg portala na tu temu.

Neke od metoda prirodnog liječenja mnogi već koriste ne nužno za borbu protiv bolesti, već kao dio zdravih životnih i prehrambenih navika.  

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Prirodno liječenje karcinoma

Alternativni pristup prevenciji i liječenju karcinoma poznaje brojne prirodne lijekove koji mogu poslužiti kao preventiva, terapija ili dodatak postojećim metodama liječenja svih vrsta raka.

Za neke ste sigurno već čuli, neke možda i koristite u svakodnevnoj prehrani, neka vam budu dio zdravih navika.

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Prekomjerna tjelesna težina povećava rizik od nastanka raka

Višak kilograma odavno nije samo estetski problem.

No od lani postao je jedan od alarmantnih zdravstvenih stanja za koje se na razini cijelog svijeta traži najbolji tretman, prevencija i sustavi liječenja.

Naime, znanstvenici i liječnici već godinama upozoravaju na opasnu vezu prekomjerne tjelesne težine i nastanka raka u organizmu.

Još 2011. godine studija provedena u Velikoj Britaniji otkrila je da su prekomjerna težina i pretilost bili uzročnici 5 karcinoma na njih 100.

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Your honey guidebook

One of the most popular and most widely used natural medicine which almost every home has is the valuable nectar of bees – honey.

Though most often used to sweeten tea, it is an exceptionally valuable medicine in oral and local use as well as an effective cosmetic product.

There are many types of honey and all of them are therapeutic. All honeys are biocatalysts and are good for digestion.

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Hyperthyroidism

Anti-inflammatory foods, vitamin D and avoiding allergens are the key to a balanced functioning of the thyroid gland.

When thyroid functions are disrupted and it starts to secrete large amounts of hormones, a condition called hyperthyroidism is developed.

This condition is characterized by rapid heartbeat, weight loss, sweating, anxiety and tension, fatigue, tremors and increased digestion.

Fortunately, we now know how to naturally treat this health problem and restore body balance and harmony.

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Tjedni ayurvedski horoskop

Ayurveda podučava kako da povećamo satvu (čistoću i duhovnost) u našem životu.

Neke su nam preporuke poznate: konzumacija čiste hrane i vode, izbjegavanje očitih toksina kao što su pesticidi te redovito noćno spavanje.

Odgovarajući odmor je potreban da se iznese jasna, vedra strana uma.

Provodite više vremena u prirodi, u šetnjama šumom i planinama ili pokraj mora, jezera i potoka.

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Makrobiotika - više od pristupa prehrani

Riječ makrobiotika doslovno prevedena znači Veliki život (dolazi od grčkih riječi makro-velik te bios-život) i prenosi poruku da vlastiti život možemo proživjeti kvalitetno i radosno ako živimo u skladu s prirodom.

Pojam makrobiotike datira od davnina.

Šire zanimanje i popularnost dobiva šezdesetih godina prošlog stoljeća,  zahvaljujući  japanskim predavačima i autorima među kojima su najpoznatiji George Oshawa te njegov učenik, i do nedavno naš suvremenik, Michio Kushi.

Michio Kushi veliki je učitelj makrobiotike koji je napustio ovaj svijet krajem prošle godine, u 88.godini života.

U znak zahvalnosti i sjećanja na Michia Kushia, želimo podsjetiti na to što je (zapravo) makrobiotika, i osvrnuti se na najznačajnije dijelove Kushijeva života.

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Carrot and ginger cream soup

One of the most famous vegetables and a favourite healthy spice constitute a great combination for a holiday soup.

Let this creamy and mildly spiced soup lead you to real holiday enjoyment in gourmet meals.  

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Mixed berry muffins

Muffins have become a part of many anniversaries and celebrations precisely because they have everything you need for an excellent treat – they’re tasty, they have an interesting shape, and they’re bite-sized.

You can make them with any of your favorite spices or ingredients. One of the secrets to a good muffin is to not to over-mix the batter.

It’s enough to mix them so that nothings stick out. Unlike other batters, this one doesn’t need to be smooth.

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Hot apple drink

To make this drink you will need homemade juice drink and several minutes of your time. 

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Orange and almond nectar

For a pleasant surprise and a protein-rich beverage, convenient both as a drink in its own right or as an addition to a holiday meal, make an orange and almond nectar. 

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Topla atmosfera i nadasve ukusna i zdrava hrana

Ako već niste čuli za njega putem dnevnih medija, tjednika i televizijskih emisija dovoljno je reći da je riječ o najpoznatijem vegetarijanskom restoranu u Zagrebu.

Mnogi ga mediji uvrštavaju u top-destinacije zdrave prehrane, a na adrese restorana u Vlaškoj ili u Novom Zagrebu doći će i brojni putnici namjernici koji ga otkriju po izvrsnim ocjenama na Trip advisoru.

Da, ovaj restoran ima priznanje “Certificate of Excellence” Trip advisora zbog svog ljubaznog osoblja, ugodne atmosfere, ali ponajviše zdrave i ukusne hrane i pića.

Zato smo i mi krenuli tragom pohvala i saznati više o njemu. 

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The impact on the health of the psyche

meditacija

An old saying goes "In healthy body, a healthy spirit", but it may require some changes.

Increasing attention is given to the idea that a healthy, balanced and optimistic spirit results in a healthy and vital body.

So, feed your mind with positive thoughts and your body will be resistant to the disease.

Sounds like a new-age philosophy, but it is a proven scientific fact.

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Liver cleansing

čišćenje jetreIf you are constantly tired, sluggish, unfocused and in a bad mood, your body probably needs cleansing.

Of all types of body cleansing, liver cleansing is particularly important, because the liver, among other duties, has a role of purifying the blood of toxins and poisons.
Irregular liver functions may be the hidden cause of many problems:

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Origins of five Christmas symbols explained

A cottage in the snow, a warm light that spills over from the windows, smoke from chimneys and a crystal sky full of stars - for many this is the first image that comes to mind when thinking of Christmas, the silent night.

Then follow other images – a Christmas tree, families together with childhood stories, straw on the floor, candles on the table and a full spread of homemade delicacies prepared by the diligent hands of the household.

Maybe your Christmas memories are different from the above mentioned, but one thing is certain: you have at least one symbol which is in your mind linked exclusively to Christmas.

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Lapis lazuli

Lapis lazuli is a gemstone discovered in the mountains of Afghanistan 6000 years ago. Its name is closely associated with its intense color.

It is derived from the Latin word 'lapis', meaning 'stone', and from the Arabic 'azul' (the Arabic and Persian word 'lazhuward'), meaning 'blue'.

In antiquity, it was regarded as a holy stone, a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. For thousands of years, Lapis lazuli has been treasured for its intense blue colour.

In Ancient Rome Lapis lazuli was most highly prized for its strong aphrodisiac properties, while in the Middle Ages people believed that this crystal relieves one's soul from the burden of sin.

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Jod

Suočeni smo s mnogim bolestima među čijim je uzrocima manjak esencijalnih tvari, bez kojih ne možemo normalno funkcionirati ni biti potpuno zdravi.

Među tim tvarima je i jod, element čiji nam nedostatak može uzrokovati mnoge male i velike tegobe.

Prije mnogo godina jod je korišten u liječenju mnogih bolesti, no rastom farmaceutske industrije i pojavom skupih lijekova ta je jeftina i djelotvorna terapija potisnuta u zaborav.

Međutim, mogućnosti liječenja jodom ne smiju se zanemariti, i možda je baš jod ono što vašem organizmu nedostaje. 

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Završio nagradni natječaj

Dragi naši čitatelji,

hvala vam na prekrasnim, iskrenim i maštovitim komentarima koje ste poslali u okviru nagradnog natječaja.

Uz puno muke kojeg odabrati, odlučili smo da je pobjednički komentar čitateljice Ane, koja je napisala...

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Lakhovsky oscilator

Iako je primjena elektriciteta u terapijske svrhe počela davno ranije, još u 18. stoljeću, tek je početkom prošlog stoljeća počelo sustavno istraživanje utjecaja koji električni signali imaju na biološke organizme.

Razvoj elektrotehnike, zajedno s otkrićima otkrićima iz molekularne biologije i medicine omogućio je razumijevanje pojava koje pod utjecajem električnih i magnetskih polja nastaju u živim tkivima.

Ruski inženjer Georges Lakhovsky, rođen nedaleko Minska godine 1870., doselio je godine 1894. u Pariz s namjerom da nastavi školovanje na poznatom sveučilištu Sorbonne. 

U društvu svojih prijatelja, studenata medicine, nastavlja školovanje iz područja anatomije i fiziologije.

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Vegan hot cocoa – a healthy beverage in only five minutes

Do you know that cocoa is in fact only the fifth ingredient in the hot cocoa drink, which you bought at least once as a ready-to-use mix in a bag? 

Ahead of it, with much higher concentrations and quantities, are sugars, corn syrup and a mixture of various refined oils that harm your health. 

You should therefore try vegan hot cocoa made of only four natural ingredients, which will refresh you, warm you up and improve your health over the long term.

You only need five minutes for this recipe which may be enjoyed without fear by people intolerant of lactose, as well as those who wish something time-tested, healthy and delicious. 

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Delicious spicy breads

Little spicy buns or breads meant to be served at the Christmas table need not be just a hot appetizer.
 
You may relish eating this bread slowly throughout the meal. 

A combination of thyme, oregano and basil guarantees an amazingly tasty delicatesse with a softness and aroma which your guests will find it hard to resist.

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The end of the war with filth?

Liquid Glass

Have you ever wondered how to protect your desktops so that you do not have to clean them anymore?

I admit that I have.

With raising children and a job, sometimes I just do not find time to clean scale from shower cabin.

Fortunately, the problem of surface cleaning is not considered just by housewives, but by scientists too.

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Lavender

Divine? Oh yes, it is.

To begin with, let us look at its color.

Purple is the color of the crown chakra, the place where we meet with the highest form of spirituality, where the supreme cosmic wisdom unites our spiritual and physical nature.

In doing so we should bare in mind that the color purple is basically a mixture of red and blue, respectively, i.e. the color of impulses and the color of mental ability.

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Majčino mlijeko – čudo prirode

Iako je tehnologija danas napredovala do neslućenih razmjera, u jednom nije uspjela – proizvesti hranu koja bi zamijenila «obično» majčino mlijeko. 

Bioaktivni sastojci koje majčino mlijeko sadrži toliko su jedinstveni, da ih se ne može kopirati ni umjetno stvoriti. 

Diljem svijeta svakodnevno se otkrivaju nove spoznaje o važnosti majčinog mlijeka na zdravlje djeteta, uz već poznate činjenice da se ono prirodno prilagođava dobi, potrebama, pa čak i spolu dojenčeta. 

Zato, drage mame, budite sigurne da je vaše mlijeko u prvih šest mjeseci (ali i kasnije) najbolja hrana koju možete ponuditi svojem djetetu.

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Tjedni ayurvedski horoskop

Prehrana je bitna za održavanje balansa doša u bilo koje godišnje doba.

Ali način kako jedete u ayurvedi je isto toliko važan kao i što jedete.

Razlog je u ođasu - vitalnoj energiji - koja se stvara nakon jela kao krajnji proizvod svih signala koji dolaze u tijelo  za vrijeme obroka.

Premda je važno da jedete hranu dobrog okusa, druga osjetila – vid, sluh, opip i miris – također trebaju slati signale koji čine tijelo sretnim.

To je jedini način da se upotrijebi veza duha i tijela.

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Bijela torta od mrkve

Donosimo vam recept za ukusnu tortu u kombinaciji povrća, orašastih plodova i voća koja se priprema bez pečenja. 

Slasticu iz sirovojelskog jelovnika možete isprobati kada ste željni novih gastronomskih delicija u kojima ćete uživati, ali i društvu i obitelji ponuditi desert za pamćenje.

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Horseradish

You are visiting your friend and his family on a lunch.

A rich meal is served and the small bowl contains horseradish sauce you have never eaten before.

You tell to yourself: "I've tried many things, so let’s give it a taste”.

Suddenly, tears fill your eyes and mucus start coming from your nose. You start blushing and rush off to the toilet.

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Kefir

kefir

Kefir is a delicious and nutritious dairy drink originating in the Caucasus.

According to legend, the granules and instructions for its preparation were given to the natives directly from the Prophet Muhammad, together with the commandment about keeping it secret.

The inhabitants of the Caucasus, for which is believed that they owe their vitality and longevity to everyday enjoyment of this healing potion, have indeed for centuries jealously guarded the secret of kefir preparation. In fact, up until the moment when love became involved in its story.

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Home-grown food

jabuke

The other day on the Internet I came across a survey regarding fruit and vegetable peels, to remove it or not, so I decided to write about it.

So, the survey interviewed a couple of passers-by and asked them whether they remove the peel off the fruits and vegetables before eating and cooking.

All participants said that always remove it because it contains pesticides.

Unfortunately, many do not know that vegetables release most of their nutrients in the water during cooking. We pour that water out and eat vegetables without vitamins.

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Mediteranska prehrana

Mislite da su muškarci ovoga podneblja kasnih pedesetih godina prošloga stoljeća, koji su sudjelovali u istraživanju Seven Countries Study, znali da jedu mediteranski? 

Naravno da ne, ali je ovo svjetski poznato istraživanje pokazalo da su baš oni rjeđe obolijevali od bolesti srca i krvnih žila nego muškarci Amerike i  Sjeverne Europe. 

Ovim  istraživanjem nije potvrđena samo važnost zdravog načina prehrane za naše zdravlje, nego i održavanja zdrave tjelesne težine, povezane s razinom tjelesne aktivnosti. 

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Salata od slanutka sa začinskim biljem

Slanutak je jedna od omiljenih namirnica vegetarijanske prehrane, a i sve više gastronoma uključuje ga u svoje jelovnike. 

S pravim razlogom. 

Kuhani slanutak na 100 grama sadrži čak 20 grama proteina te gotovo dvostruko više željeza i vitamina C nego druge mahunarke. 

Samo jedna porcija slanutka tijelu će osigurati važne hranjive sastojke, osobito za rast i izgradnju mišića, zbog čega je slanutak namirnica koju rado odabiru i vrhunski sportaši. 

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Caution: GMO mosquitoes!

GMO komarac

Alliance for mosquito control, with the help of private company Oxitec Insect Technology, plans to launch the release of GMO mosquitoes in Florida.

The first release of GMO mosquitoes occurred in the Cayman Islands in 2009, and the second in Malaysia in 2010.

Now the residents of Florida, like the citizens of the Cayman Islands and Malaysia, will be exposed to these genetically created insects without their consent.

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Johanna Budwig: cure cancer with food!

Dr. Johanna Budwig, a famous German biochemist, during the fifties of the 20th century created the oil-protein diet that can help in the treatment of many serious diseases.

This scientist wrote a dozen books, two of which include - "Cancer - the problem and the solution" and "Oil-Protein Cookbook."

Due to her research, Dr. Budwig was nominated for the six Nobel prizes.

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Hemp

konoplja

Imagine a plant that can satisfy all human needs.

A plant that can be used as a food, medicine, fuel, clothing material, building material and even fodder.

All this is possible with well-know plant that is a “taboo” for many people - hemp, both known as cannabis, marijuana and weed.

Industrial hemp has a lower share of psychoactive substance THC and does not cause intoxication.

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Five elements

pet elemenata

Well know that energy cannot be created from nothing, nor can energy become anything.

In fact, it can only change its robe.

Now it is wearing the green of spring, it will replace it with fiery red during the summer and in the autumn it will change to golden-brown and in winter it will put on an ice cold cloak. 

Such grandeur of nature speaks of the abundance of the different faces of chi. 

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Feng Shui: introduction

feng shui

Modern age thinker, Albert Einstein, said: "We all dance according to the mystical sounds of a distant, invisible flute."

Great Einstein knew it.

He looked beyond the material world; he saw the shimmering delicate network of threads that encompasses us all, everything that exists on Earth and in the Universe. 

He saw that we all dance a unique dance.

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Frankincense

tamjan

Frankincense is an aromatic resin obtained from the Boswellia tree that grows throughout Asia and Africa.

Most of us are familiar with the ecclesiastical ritual that is performed putting a piece of white aromatic resin on hot coals.

Frankincense is one of the oldest scents.

People traded it 5000 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, where it was worth like gold.

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Feng shui: Yin and Yang

yin yang

Most of people are familiar with the symbol of Yin and Yang, so it is no coincidence it is so popular and widespread throughout the world.

What is the secret of its appeal?

Most people do not know the versatility and genius of this symbol, how many laws can be read from it!

The symbol is made of a circle in which Yin (dark part) and Yang (bright area) are stationed. 

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FDA warns of serious side effects of statin

Nearly 32 million Americans currently take statin drugs to lower their cholesterol levels, but they are probably completely unaware that these drugs can come with side effects like diabetes and memory loss. Why don't they know? Because until recently, the FDA didn't require these drugs to carry a warning of these possible dangers. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the need for new warnings for popular statin drugs like Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor. The new labels warn doctors and patients that statin drugs can cause hyperglycemia (i.e. high blood sugar levels) and increase the risk of developing diabetes. 

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Sunce, disanje, voda, hrana i spavanje – pet prirodnih pomoćnika, vama na usluzi

Stara narodna poslovica kaže: "Zdrav čovjek ima 1000 želja dok bolestan samo jednu – da ozdravi." 

Osnovno pitanje je kako u današnjem životu, koji je pun stresa i manjka slobodnog vremena, naći put do savršenog zdravlja? 

Kako optimalno izbalansirati više segmenata našeg života kao što su zdravlje, obitelj i posao?

Ukratko ću objasniti funkcioniranje organizma i uputiti vas kako na jednostavne i praktične načine,  koji su svima dostupni, možete poboljšati kvalitetu života u svim aspektima. 

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The lethal combination of cocaine, hearth condition and drugs

Whitney Houston

American music icon Whitney Houston is another tragic drug victim.

According to the latest information from the media, there were no drugs found near Whitney when she died, but there were prescribed medicaments.

It is assumed that these medicaments caused the death of Whitney Houston.

As reported by the American media, "plenty of medicaments were found in the Whitney’s room, among them were Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax and sleeping medicaments."

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Daisy

Many of you probably have at least once picked this flower and tore its petals one by one counting "He/she loves me, he/she loves me not ..."

You can immediately guess we are talking about a daisy, Lat Bellis Perennis L, also known as common daisy, lawn daisy or English daisy. This lovely little flower grows everywhere and its season is just beginning.

But no matter how small – it has magnificent healing properties.

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Sandalwood oil

Sandalwood essential oil (lat. Santalum album) is extracted through steam distillation of pieces of wood from matured Sandalwood trees between 40 and 80 years old. 

The older the tree, the more oil is available and the stronger the aroma.

Also known as Sandalwood, sandalwood essential oil has been used as a medicine and in cultural and spiritual ceremonies for centuries. It is one of the oldest incense materials used specifically for its exotic scent, in use for at least 4000 years.

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Compost

kompost

Compost: Do you separate kitchen waste?

Did you know that 30% of household waste is organic waste?

Composting of biodegradable household waste can turn into something useful.

Make use of waste usually throw it in the trash to produce compost that is worth like gold for your plants.

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Christmas Feng Shui

It’s no secret that the Christmas holidays are a stressful time.

There's a lot to prepare including choosing decorations and gifts and fixing up your home both for yourself and for the guests who will soon start visiting.

Use the proven methods of Feng Shui to set up your home for the occasion.

Feng Shui is a powerful tool for creating peaceful and harmonious energy.

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Ulje pšeničnih klica

Ulje pšeničnih klica prirodni je melem koji štiti i njeguje vašu kožu. 

Ova vrsta ulja dobiva se iz klica koje se nalaze u zrnu pšenice. 

Na tržištu se mogu pronaći dvije vrste ulja – ulje dobiveno hladnim prešanjem i ulje nastalo  vrućom destilacijom. 

Najkvalitetnije, a zbog teškog i kompliciranog procesa proizvodnje ujedno i najskuplje ulje, je ono dobiveno postupkom hladnog prešanja. 

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Ljudsko tijelo - čudesan stroj prirode koji uvijek iznenađuje

Zacijelo već znate da čovjek dnevno gubi oko stotinu vlasi kose, kao i da žene u prosjeku trepću dvostruko više od muškaraca. 

No jeste li znali da hladnoća sobe u kojoj spavate može utjecati na to da imate loše snove i da dešnjaci žive devet godina duže od ljevaka? 

Ako su vam ovo zanimljive činjenice, onda uživajte u popisu 20 drugih informacija o ljudskom tijelu koje će vas zabaviti i potaknuti na razmišljanje. 

One dokazuju da je ljudsko tijelo uistinu čudesan “stroj” prirode i nepresušan izvor istraživanja.

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Amalaki (Amla)

Amalaki (Amla) ili Indijski ogrozd (lat. Emblica officinalis)  jedna je od najpoznatijih biljaka tradicionalne ayurvedske medicine. 

Žutozeleni plod drveta koje može narasti i do 18 metara u visinu, voće amalaki,  narodi u Indiji koriste već više od 5000 godina kao jedan od najsnažnijih prirodnih lijekova za jačanje imuniteta i pomlađivanje organizma. 

Prema Ayurvedi, Amalaki sadrži pet od ukupno šest okusa (rasa): kiseli, slatki, gorki, ljuti i trpki i jedina je namirnica u svijetu po tim svojstvima. 

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Pašteta od povrća i sjemenki

Isprobajte finu domaću paštetu od povrća, sjemenki i orašastih plodova. 

Jedno je od preporučenih jela iz područja sirove prehrane, lako ju je napraviti i neka vam već danas postane novost na meniju. 

Bogata je prirodnim hranjivim sastojcima te vitaminima i mineralima, stoga je svakako isprobajte kada poželite obrok punog zdravlja. 

Ovu paštetu možete napraviti i dan unaprijed, a u hladnjaku će vam trajati do 4 dana. 

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Tjedni ayurvedski horoskop

Hladnije i vlažnije vrijeme tijekom ovog tjedna naglašava kapha došu. 

Kapha je spora doša da bi hrana imala trenutni utjecaj na nju. Međutim s vremenom kapha tipovi postanu neuravnoteženi uslijed toga što jedu previše slatke, masne hrane. 

Mogu se razviti i drugi problemi.

U zapadnom društvu, gdje šećer i masnoće prosječnom čovjeku daju više od polovice kalorija, kaphe se trebaju čuvati tog utjecaja. 

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Companion plants

kompatibilne biljke

If you have decided to plant your own eco garden this spring, this table of compatible plants is what you need.

Just like people, some plants go well together, while others "do not stand each other."

Planting plants according to their compatibility can improve their growth, increase yields and protect plants from pests.

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Glucose-fructose syrup

You wanted to snack a single cookie, but then you have realized you have eaten a whole box?

Are you quenching your thirst with fizzy drinks, but still want to drink more?

The reason is not the lack of self-discipline, but a type of sugar that is found in most processed products. 

It is called glucose-fructose syrup. 

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Cocoa

kakao

According to Aztec king Montezuma, this beverage was reserved for warriors and social elite and it also had sacral and ceremonial application.

Swedish botanist Linne gave this plant name Theobroma Cacao L, where Theobroma means “food of the gods".

Cacao grows on trees that are on average 4-8 meters high and it a part of the evergreen family of Sterculiaceae. 

The origins of this plant are in tropical areas of Southern America and its fruit is mostly used for making cocoa powder and chocolate.

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Feng shui: Chi

chi

Chi, what is that? Who is pulling all the strings?

Even our ancient ancestors asked themselves that question, then the ancient thinkers, great philosophers, and today’s scientist still ask it.

A long journey in search of answers began back in the early days of human civilization, when people started searching for clarifications of powerful forces such as thunder, rain, lightning, light, darkness, moonlight etc.

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Cranberry

brusnica

Cranberry, Lat Vaccinium macrocarpon, is a bushy plant with astringent red fruits.

Originally from North America, where the natives have long been used as food, medicine and in religious purposes.

Because of its properties, it is deservedly ranked among the healthiest plants in the world.

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Chromotherapy

In the harsh world in which we live and which demands from us to stay firmly grounded, perhaps we miss magic the most.

However, it is actually all around us, we just have to reach for it.

Therefore, we can use colours. 

Colors are a powerful tool for achieving mental and physical balance, but despite that, we are almost unaware of their power.

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Caution: household chemicals!

Many of us already know that, but now world famous organizations like WHO started talking about them. 

A study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), made disheartening conclusions regarding the effects of common household chemicals.

Research confirms that products we use in everyday life contain ingredients that cause cancer, asthma, infertility and even birth defects.

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Castor oil

ricinusovo ulje

"Is not that oil toxic?" – you must ask yourselves when you hear about castor oil.

It is true that ricin is one of the most potent toxins in the world.

It is obtained from the Castor oil plant (L. Ricinus communis), and that plant is marked as the most poisonous plant in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records.

But castor oil is not toxic, it is actually very beneficial.

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High blood pressure

High pressure is a plague of the modern age. Today the disease affects 80% of the elderly population and 40% of people older than 35 years.

If you have high blood pressure, do not ignore it. High blood pressure is a silent killer because it can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and premature death.

If you have hypertension, you do not have to take pills for the rest of your life.

Fortunately, there are natural methods that will help you successfully control, and even completely cure, this disease.

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Body ecology

salata

It is said that the cleanliness is next to godliness. Where to find real godliness then?

 When changing the oil in the engine of our car, we choose a quality brand of oil.

When we buy clothes and shoes we choose reliable manufacturers and designers.

And what about the food we consume every day?

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Backache

bol u leđima

Some of you have certainly experienced that uncomfortable feeling - when your pain as if a knife is stabbed in your lower back.

In some cases it can be very painful, lasts for days and prevent normal movement.

Back pain is most common among people aged 20-40 years and affects nearly 60% of the population.

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Aronia

aronija

This fruit, with fruits like berries, has a sour, pungent taste. 

It is resistant to winter and frosts and, therefore, can survive in temperatures as low as -47 degrees Celsius, for which it is dubbed Siberian blueberries. 

Because of its resistance, it is now growing in colder countries such as Finland, Sweden and Russia.

It originates from North America, from where it came to Europe. North American natives used it as food and medicine.

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St. Nicholas: Make unique presents for your children

The holidays are coming.

The first is Saint Nicholas, a favourite among tots because of – presents. 

But you’ve had enough of plastic building blocks, dolls and cars in the stocking or under the tree?

You’d like to give your loved ones something special, but you aren’t sure what, and the available holiday gifts seem too much and too expensive?

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Namirnice koje potiču mršavljenje

Do manjeg opsega u struku za samo par minuta?

Teško moguće, osim u reklami sredstava za mršavljenje. 

No, ako želite manje kilograma, a više zdravlja i samopouzdanja i spremni ste promijeniti prehrambene navike da bi ostavili taj cilj, ovo je popis namirnica koje vam u tome mogu pomoći. 

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Amaranth

Amaranth (Lat. Amaranthus spp.) is an ancient cereal that is widespread in Asia and America.

This nutrient pseudocereal has been cultivated for over 8000 years.

In Croatia, amaranth is still a relatively new food item, but it is becoming more popular due to its superior nutritional properties.

Amaranth’s appearance is similar to millet.

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3 tricks for cleansing the body of toxins

sauna

In ancient cultures people lived in clean environment and ate healthy diet.

Regardless of that, they regularly cleansed their organism. 

Today, when the air, water and food are polluted, cleansing is becoming more important.

For most people, the body is burdened by digesting heavy and unhealthy food, especially during the winter when we eat less fruit and vegetables.

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Massage

masaža

An ancient Indian proverb says that diseases do not come near to the people that are massaged every day.

Massage is one of the most recognized methods of relaxation and healing.

The word massage comes from the Arabic massa, meaning touch.

Massage encompasses a number of different techniques, but it is based on pressure, tapping, stretching and smoothing of muscles and connective tissues using varying intensity.

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Raised beds

podignute gredice

Do you want your plants to grow better?

Do you want the plants to provide better air circulation and protect them from the cold and parasites?

Do you have any health problems and find it hard to bend for weeding out the garden?

Here is a solution for you - raised flower beds!

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Herbal remedies for treating infections during pregnancy

Though unwanted, infections are fairly common during pregnancy. 

During this period, a depressed activity of T-cells (T-lymphocites) weakens the immune system and makes pregnant women more prone to opportunistic infections.

Infections of the urinary tract, vaginal inflammation and fungi frequently occur due to changes in the flora of the genitourinary tract and hormonal changes.

When the infection occurs, pregnant women often wonder whether they could relieve their condition by using natural treatments instead of antibiotics and other chemical substances.

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Aluminijska folija u službi zdravlja

Prema tvrdnjama mnogih alternativnih liječnika, ali i rezultatima pojedinih medicinskih istraživanja, aluminijska folija može biti odlična zamjena za štetne i skupe lijekove.

Ruski i kineski iscjelitelji već godinama koriste njena svojstva uz čiju pomoć na jednostavan i prirodan način uklanjaju razne zdravstvene tegobe.

Čak se i psihoterapeut Wilhelm Reich, učenik poznatog i cijenjenog austrijskog neurologa i utemeljitelja psihoanalize S. Freuda, u nekoliko svojih stručnih djela osvrnuo na praksu i način ove vrste liječenja.

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Kupka s mekinjama - stari narodni recept

Kupka s mekinjama stari je narodni recept koji pomaže suhoj, osjetljivoj i nadraženoj koži. 

Preporučuju je brojni naturopati, među kojima i Genadij Petrovič Malahov, poznati ruski autor iz područja tradicionalne medicine. 

Njegove knjige s korisnim savjetima prodane su u milijunskoj nakladi diljem svijeta. 

Kupku s mekinjama G.P. Malahov preporučuje za liječenje svih vrsta upala na koži, osipa, svrbeža i kao univerzalni tretman za osjetljivu kožu. 

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Cleanse your blood with sunflower seeds

Try this old folk Russian recipe for blood cleansing. 

Alternative doctors recommend it for all circulatory problems - feeling of coldness or tingling in arms and legs, fatigue etc.  

Benefits of sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are rich in minerals and vitamins, notably E and B1. Besides improving circulation, they help the whole body - hair, eyes, liver, bones and muscles.  

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Wild edible plants

tušt

Optimal health can be achieved only by living in harmony with nature.

Cultivating your own food is a great way to make contact with nature.

But have you ever thought about the wild plants growing in your yard?

Plants that are considered as "weeds" can be delicious if you prepare them properly.

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Sleep and health

We spend almost a third of our lives sleeping.

Although the role of sleep is not yet entirely clear, sleep is among the most important human needs.

Without enough sleep, we do not have enough energy at work place, or at home.

Important life decisions are difficult to make when we are sleep deprived and nervous.   

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Rosemary

ružmarin

Rosemary is a shrubbery plant that originates from the Mediterranean region, but is now cultivated throughout Europe and America.

Named after the Latin words ros (dew) and marinus (sea), meaning "sea dew", since its growth benefits from sea breeze that carry moisture.

Throughout the history, the rosemary was very popular, it holds a special place among plants because of the symbolism which is tied to it.

It is valued as a spice and natural medicine for over a thousand years, and even Greek gods loved it.

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Čajni kruščić s okusom limuna

Za poslijepodnevno opuštanje uz obitelj ili dobru knjigu isprobajte recept za domaći čajni kruščić s okusom limuna.

Svidjet će se ljubiteljima biskvitnih slastica, domaćeg kruha i peciva, ali i svima onima koji u hladne dane, uz omiljeni topli napitak,  žele i nešto ukusno, a jednostavno za pripremiti. 

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Tjedni ayurvedski horoskop

Hladni i vlažni dani uvelike naglašavaju kapha došu pa je dobro da uravnotežite ovu došu putem gorkih, trpkih i ljutih okusa u hrani.

Ovih preporuka se ljudi kapha tjelesne konstitucije moraju posebno držati.

Korištenje đumbira posebno je dobro za uravnoteženje kapha doše.

Za osušen đumbir u prahu ili svjež kaže se da je najbolji začin za pomoć probavnoj vatri ili agniju kod svih tjelesnih tipova.

Đumbir u prahu, koji se prodaje u trgovinama zdrave hrane, jači je i ljući nego svjež korijen đumbira. Ipak, svježi đumbir se smatra boljim za poboljšanje probave.

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Ulje jasmina - kralj eteričnih ulja

Prije 2500 godina, u vrijeme Buddhe, služili su se njime za pomazivanje bogataša i kraljeva. 

U Kini su ga koristili za pročišćavanje zraka u bolesničkim prostorijama.

Poznat je i kao drevni lijek kod otrovnih uboda i ugriza. 

U hinduističkim i muslimanskim kulturama njegov su miris zvali «parfemom ljubavi». 

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Radiation

Hartmannova rešetka

During the 50-es of last century, Dr. Ernst Hartmann started showing intense interest in the global network, which he thoroughly researched and has proved its malignancy.

He found that it consists of meridians that extend in north-south direction every 2.5 m and of parallels extending from east to west every 2 m.

Places where the meridians and parallels intersect represent nodes that were named Hartmann nodes after the man who discovered them.

All the power of Earth’s magnetic energy is concentrated in these nodes and standing on such nodes can be harmful to human, animal and even plant organisms.

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Rhubarb

With the arrival of spring, long forgotten plant rhubarb also arrived.

Unfortunately, most of us today know almost nothing about the rhubarb, which is why we decided to write about this forgotten plant.

Rhubarb is a perennial, herbaceous plant. It has large leaves and long triangular fleshy stalks.

It has green-white and pink-red flowers.

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Artichoke

Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is a plant from the family of compositae.

It is mostly found in southern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. 

It has always been very much appreciated and today forty varieties of it are cultivated.

According to the drawings of Egyptian tombs, it is in use for at least 2500 years, making it one of the oldest food items.

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Ama

A disease may have several causes.

Some blame the foreign invaders - viruses, bacteria and parasites.

Others argue that the diseases are coming from the "inside", that we are affected when the balance in our body is disturbed.

Our health can be ruined by stress, unhealthy lifestyle, toxins in our environment, and unbalanced diet.

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Essential oils with stimulating effect

The next time you are lethargic and sleepy, breathe in the wakefulness and freshness of stimulating essential oils. 

This can be more helpful than energetic drinks.

Some essential oils increase the energy, vitalize and stimulate activity.

They have such properties due to molecules that reach our brains trough our nostrils and then stimulate the central nervous system.

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Ceylon cinnamon

What's the first thing that comes to your mind at the mention of cinnamon? Granny's homemade apple strudel, Mom's gingerbread cookies or winter tea?

Although cinnamon is mainly used today as a spice, it was so highly treasured in the past that it was considered more precious than gold.

Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine.

It was mentioned in the Old Testament as one of the three principal spices Moses needed to produce the precious oil for holy anointment. 

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Carob

With the holidays fast approaching, many of you are enjoying in preparing and tasting holiday sweets. If you’re opting for healthy ones, let carob be one of your main ingredients. 

Carob is a Mediterranean evergreen with the Latin name of Ceratonia silique, which bears profusely brown edible pods. The pods contain seeds which, regardless of their size and how they are stored, always have an equal mass of precisely 0.18 grams. 

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Feng Shui: How to properly arrange your living space

Our living space mirrors our personality.

How many times have we heard this theory! But how much truth is there?

Think about the joy you feel when redecorating your apartment, choosing colors and furniture with much enthusiasm, changing the appearance of every room, introducing plants and various small details.

How much joy we feel when we find the exact color we wanted, and yet how sad we get when we see that the chair we bought looked different in a furniture showroom than it looks in our home!

Redecoration attempts are spiced with mood swings, from excitement to disappointment.

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Milk thistle

sikavica

If you have enjoyed too much alcohol or fatty foods during Easter holidays, it feels especially good to detoxify the liver.

One of the best plants to protect and detoxify the liver is milk thistle, Silybum marianum.

Milk thistle is often considered as a burdock. These are very similar, but not the same plants.

Milk thistle can grow up to two meters in height and is filled with spikes, but is worth the effort because of its exceptional healing potentials.

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Moon and health

mjesec

Although the Moon is often admired as an ornament on the night sky, the faithful companion of the Earth is much more than that.

By observing its changes, we will see that it is always seemingly being born and growing, and then it gradually decreases and vanishes.

It is this feature of his that represent a link to the universal laws of time that all forms of life obey.

We could say at multiple levels that the Moon literally serves us as a subtle guide through life.

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Medlar

Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a fruit belonging to the rose family. 

It is fairly common wild deciduous bush, two to five meters high or a cultivated tree, which can grow up to eight meters high.

It originated in the southwestern Asia, from where it was brought to Europe, initially to Greece and Italy, but later to the whole continent.

Medlar is a fruit that used to be enjoyed by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians. 

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The health on a plate - without cooking

Treat yourself with with a tasty specialty - spicy raw carrot spaghetti. 

The preparation may require a bit more time, but every minute will be worth it.  

The result will be a delightful combination of smell and taste, plus preserved natural ingredients you will enjoy.  

The plate rich in colours and smells will also provide you with an abundance of vitamins and minerals. 

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Besplatne Alternativa E-novine

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