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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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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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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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How to prevent 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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

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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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Healing with hands

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 bread made of whole wheat - are an important part of Indian cuisine.

In fact, most Indians eat them every day just as we eat bread.

The advantages of chapati are that it does not contain yeast and that it can be made of 100% integral flour.

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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: space

Our space mirrors ourselves.

How many times have we heard this theory! But how much truth is there?

Think about the joy you feel when redecorating your apartment, choose colors and furniture with much enthusiasm, changing the appearance of every room, introducing plants and various small details.

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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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Movement as a remedy

Often when we are in a state of physical or mental imbalance we seek a "cure" outside of ourselves.

But we can solve more problems with activating our inner potentials.

It is necessary to introduce certain natural laws and learn how to use them.

The healing power of movement can help us to solve many problems.

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Natural cough treatment

The cough is a frequent consequence of a viral or a bacterial infection of the airways.

Other symptoms may be a runny nose, sneezing, sore and swollen throat, fever, headache and muscular pain.

Coughing occurs when viruses, bacteria, dust, pollen or other irritants come into contact with the nerve endings in the airways between the throat and the lungs.

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Ječam

Ječam (lat. Hordeum Vulgare), poznat i kao ričet, geršl i kaša, mnoge će danas asocirati prvo na  - pripremu piva. 

No ova jednogodišnja biljka iz porodice trava jedna je od najstarijih žitarica Europe i ima dugu i važnu povijest. 

Sijao se još u kameno doba i jelima davao hrskavu notu. 

Slavni gladijatori nosili su naziv Hordearii, «jedači ječma», jer im je on bio glavni obrok u pripremama za naporne borbe. 

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Znanstveno dokazano: opasne bakterije, gljivice i plijesan vrebaju iz obične ženske torbice

Iako većina žena ne može zamisliti izlazak iz kuće bez torbice, taj omiljeni modni dodatak zapravo je potencijalna mikrobna bomba koja svaki tren može naštetiti vašem zdravlju. 

Zašto?

Istraživanje koje je provela britanska tvrtka Initial Washroom Hygiene pokazalo je da velik postotak žena nikad ne čisti svoju torbu. 

To je razlog zbog kojeg se u njoj gomilaju opasne bakterije i drugi uzročnici bolesti. 

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Difuzeri

Dolaskom hladnijeg vremena postajemo manje imuni na prehlade i viroze, a difuzeri nam mogu biti od velike pomoći u inhalaciji kod dišnih tegoba.

Aromaterapijska difuzija je proces raspršivanja eteričnih ulja tako da njihove arome postupno ispunjavaju sobu ili neki prostor svojim prirodnim mirisom. 

Danas postoje mnoge različite metode za difuziju eteričnih ulja u prostorijama. 

Pod uvjetom da ste nabavili kvalitetno, čisto eterično ulje, aromaterapijski tretman možete na jednostavan način napraviti i uz pomoć svakodnevnih predmeta koje već imate u svojem kućanstvu. 

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Prirodno izbjeljivanje zubi sa samo 3 sastojka

Da kurkuma, jedna od biljaka koja ostavlja mrlje na svemu i svačemu može zapravo izbijeliti zube zvuči gotovo nevjerojatno, zar ne? 

No, činjenica je da ima upravo takvo djelovanje u kombinaciji sa sodom bikarbonom i kokosovim uljem u prirodnoj pasti za zube u receptu koji vam donosimo. 

Ova tri ljekovita sastojka neće samo očistiti i izbijeliti vaše zube na prirodan i neškodljiv način, nego će pomoći zubima i desni u suzbijanju infekcija i upala te kvarenju zubi. 

Možete je koristiti i za ublažavanje zubobolje, kod osjetljivih i bolnih desni, ali i kao preventivu karijesa i lošeg daha.

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Tjedni Ayurvedski horoskop

Nastavak hladnijeg i promjenjivog vremena i dalje naglašava vata došu koja predstavlja elemente zraka i etera.

Zbog toga je potrebno posvetiti pažnju uravnoteženju vata doše.

To najbolje možete postići putem ispravne ishrane za vaš tjelesni tip, uz dodatak namirnica koje umiruju trenutno dominantne doše u prirodi.

Ako ste vata tip, morati birati hranu drukčiju od one koja pogoduje osobama s pitta i kapha konstitucijom.

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Peek Retina omogućuje pregled oka uz pomoć pametnog telefona

Bolesti oka kao što su glaukom, katarakta (siva mrena) i oštećenja oka nastala dijabetesom uskoro biste mogli otkriti i sami, kod kuće, uz pomoć pametnog telefona.

Analiza vida u tren oka uskoro bi mogla biti svakodnevna mogućnost zahvaljujući tvrtki Peek Vision koja je izradila i već testirala prototip adaptera Peek Retina.

Riječ je o projektu koji je nastao zajedničkim radom Londonske škole za higijenu i tropsku medicinu,  Sveučilišta u Strathclydeu i NHS Glasgowskog centra za oftalmološka istraživanja.

Peek Retina sastoji se od adaptera koji se stavlja na fotoaparat pametnih telefona.

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Graviola

gaviola

You have not yet heard of graviola? This plant is a new "hit" in natural medicine, and news of it spreads with lightning speed.

Graviola (Annona muricata) is an evergreen plant native to Central and South America.

Today it is cultivated in Mexico, the Caribbean, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

It can be found in sub-Saharan Africa and countries in Southeast Asia.

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Feng shui – uređenje dnevnog boravka

Dnevni boravak predstavlja srce doma.

To je prostor u kojem se ukućani okupljaju, razgovaraju,  primaju goste i u kojem provodimo veći dio dana.

Ova prostorija obiluje yang energijom i u njoj je najvažnije postići osjećaj harmonije.

Ako su druge prostorije vašeg doma u neravnoteži, dnevna soba je idealno mjesto gdje se ti nedostaci pravim potezima mogu ublažiti ili potpuno neutralizirati.

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Delicije pogodne za dijabetičare i vegetarijance koje ćete rado kuhati i više puta

Poznata hrvatska nutricionistica dr. Lejla Kažinić Kreho osmislila je za vas ukusan, hranjiv i zdrav blagdanski jelovnik, idealan za početak nove godine. 

Pogodan je za dijabetičare i vegetarijance, a u savršenoj kombinaciji mirisa, okusa i hranjivih sastojaka mogu uživati baš svi željni vrhunskog gastronomskog užitka.

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Six flavors

According to ayurveda, food consists of six tastes - salty, sweet, hot, sour, bitter and pungent.

Each flavor has its own specific characteristics and different effects on our health.

The word "race", which in Sanskrit means the flavor has many meanings. Ethnicity is a sense of satisfaction, and the essence of things, its substance, essence.

Both the sense of satisfaction and the properties of the flavor contribute to healing.

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Najčitaniji tekstovi u 2014. godini

Dok pozdravljamo 2014. godinu, prisjećamo se, s vama, najčitanijih tekstova na našem portalu, uz koje smo se informirali, družili i razmjenjivali iskustva.

Hvala vam na podršci, savjetima i svakoj konstruktivnoj kritici koja nam je pomogla da, za vas, budemo još bolji i kvalitetniji.

U nastavku vam donosimo članke koji su vas najviše zanimali u 2014. godini.

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Tjedni Ayurvedski horoskop

Uzimanje masne, teško probavljive i slatke hrane tijekom ovih prazničnih dana pojačava uvelike kapha došu koja je sklona debljini i nakupljanju sluzi u organizmu. 

Ako se probudite s osjećajem kongestije ili začepljenog nosa, što je znak viška kaphe, najbolje je uzeti med, toplu vodu, limunov sok i đumbir te sve zajedno pomiješati. 

Općenito, vrući đumbirov čaj izvrstan je za smanjenje kaphe jer stimulira organizam i ispire višak kaphe. 

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Klinčić

klinčićKlinčić (lat. Syzygium aromaticum), također poznat i kao karanfilić ili klinček, je tradicionalno omiljena zimska mirodija.

Podrijetlom je s Indonezijskih otoka začina, odnosno sjevernih Moluka, a danas se uzgaja u Brazilu, Indiji, Šri Lanci, Tanzaniji, Madagaskaru i na Pembi.

Klinčići su zapravo nezreli, neotvoreni cvjetni pupoljci zimzelenog tropskog drveta iz porodice mirta.

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Posjetili smo novootvoreni Dr. Nutrition Bar u Zagrebu

Posjetili smo mjesto o kojem bruje svi mediji - novootvoreni Doctor Nutrition Bar, dr. Lejle Kažinić Kreho u Zagrebu. 

Posljednji pothvat ove poznate nutricionistice, liječnice i autorice čak 6 bestsellera iz područja prehrane i zdravog stila života oduševio nas je već na samom početku. 

U baru zdravlja dočekali su nas s osmjehom i toplom riječi – savršenim uvodom u posjeti ispunjenoj obiljem korisnih informacija, zdravom i ukusnom hranom i dobrom, prijateljskom atmosferom. 

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Božićni meni 2014

Ovih blagdana počastite sebe i svoje najmilije iskušanim receptima vegetarijanske kuharice.

Neka vam budu izvor užitka i zdravlja, neka zaustave kazaljke da uspomene koje steknete uživajući u njima sa svojim gostima i ukućanima traju - zauvijek.

Zavirite stoga u blagdanski menu i pripremite nešto zdravo i neočekivano.

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Tjedni ayurvedski horoskop

Nastavak hladnijeg i ponekad vjetrovitog vremena naglašava vata došu - element zraka i etera. 

To se može manifestirati putem suhe kože te kroz neugodu koju takvo stanje pruža. 

Ayurveda nudi adekvatnu pomoć putem masaže sa sezamovim uljem – abhyange, posebno ujutro.

To će vašoj koži vratiti toplinu i gipkost, što je savršena ravnoteža za hladnu suhoću vate. 

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Zelena salata s kurkumom i sjemenkama

Uz bogate božićne lazanje, poslužite ništa manje nego bogatu zelenu salatu. 

Obilje vitamina, minerala i hranjivih sastojaka kojima ovo zeleno povrće obiluje poslužite uz sjemenke lana i suncokreta, u hrskavoj varijanti koja postaje i prava porcija zdravlja na vašem tanjuru. 

Operite salatu. 

U posebnoj posudi pomiješajte maslinovo ulje, limunov sok, kurkumu, papar i vodu. Omjere ovih sastojaka odaberite po želji, odnosno, ako volite kiselije preljeve, iscijedite još limuna ili stavite manje vode.

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Toplo mlijeko sa šafranom i pistacijama

Nakon obilnog blagdanskog ručka i deserta, slijedi i ukusna večera od samo jednog  napitka.

Riječ je o toplom mlijeku sa šafranom i pistacijama, cimetom i klinčićima. 

Toplo mlijeko u kombinaciji sa začinima nije samo ukusan napitak, nego i lijek koji Ayurveda preporučuje od davnina. 

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Sok od đumbira

Osvježavajući sok od đumbira i limuna odličan je izbor za svako, pa tako i blagdansko jelo. 

Pripremite ga od svježih namirnica, najbolje iz organskog uzgoja.  

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Ledeni nektar od naranče i badema

Za ugodno iznenađenje i napitak prepun proteina, koji izvrsno odgovara kao samostalno piće ili dodatak blagdanskom jelu, napravite nektar od naranče i badema.

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Vrući napitak od jabuke

Za ovaj napitak trebat će vam domaći sok od jabuke i nekoliko minuta vašeg vremena. 

Zakuhajte sok od jabuke sa začinima u dubokoj posudi, na jakoj vatri. 

Kada zavrije, pokrijte posudu i smanjite vatru i ostavite da ključa otprilike 20 minuta.

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Muffini sa makadamijskim oraščićima i šumskim voćem

Ljubitelji voća i oraščića u ovom će desertu doći na svoje. 

Muffini su postali dio brojnih obljetnica i proslava upravo zato što imaju sve što treba za jedan izvrstan kolačić – ukusni su, zanimljivog oblika, prilagođeni zalogaju i – možete ih izraditi s bilo kojim omiljenim začinom ili sastojkom. 

Jedna od tajni dobrih muffina je da ne pretjerate s miješanjem smjese.  

Dovoljno je da promiješate sastojke dok se ne prožmu. Za razliku od drugih smjesa, ova ne mora biti glatka. 

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Sorbet od manga

Božić je posebno vrijeme, vrijeme čarolije i prekrasnih doživljaja, a sladoled je svakako jedna od poslastica koju jednako vole i veliki i mali, u svakom trenutku. 

Ovog Božića napravite neodoljiv sorbet od manga i počastite se izvornim okusom voća u kremastom obliku. 

Mango ogulite i narežite na komadiće, složite ih u jednom sloju na ladicu ili ploču i smrznite preko noći...

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Krem juha od mrkve i đumbira

Jedno od najpoznatijih povrća na svijetu i omiljeni, zdravi začin u ovoj ukusnoj kombinaciji izvrstan je izbor za blagdansku juhu. 

Kremasta i blago začinjena, neka vas uvede u pravo blagdansko uživanje u finoj hrani. 

Otopite maslac na laganoj vatri, u dubljoj posudi. Dodajte đumbir i kratko promiješajte. Dodajte potom mrkvu, krumpir, sol i papar i dinstajte 10 minuta, uz povremeno miješanje...

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Kruščić sa začinskim biljem

Male začinjene buhtlice ili kruščići koje ćete poslužiti za božićnim stolom ne moraju nužno biti toplo predjelo.

Ovaj ćete kruščić s užitkom polako jesti tijekom cijelog obroka. 

Kombinacija timijana, origana i bosiljka jamči nevjerojatno ukusnu poslasticu čijoj će mekoći i mirisu vaši gosti teško moći odoljeti.

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Vegetarijanske lazanje

Za glavno božićno jelo donosimo vam bogate vegetarijanske lazanje.

Nježna tjestenina sa slojevima ukusnog bešamel umaka, sira, špinata i začinjenog umaka od rajčice stvara rapsodiju okusa na vašem nepcu zbog koje ćete se osjećati jednostavno  - oduševljeno. 

Ovo su lazanje s kojima se slobodno možete pohvaliti i pred najzahtjevnijim gostima ili onda kad želite zadiviti prijatelje koje dugo niste vidjeli, a želite im pružiti vrhunski gastro doživljaj. 

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Lapis lazuli

Lapis lazuli je kamen otkriven prije 6000 godina u planinama Afganistana.

Ime je dobio prema latinskoj riječi lapis (kamen) i arapskoj riječi azula (plav).

U mnogim kulturama smatran je simbolom mudrosti i istine i poštovan je kao sveti kamen.

Stari Rimljani cijenili su ga zbog snažnih afrodizijačkih svojstava, a u srednjem vijeku vjerovalo se da posjedovanje ovog kristala oslobađa dušu od raznih grijeha. 

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Pet božićnih simbola

Kućica u snijegu, toplo svjetlo koje se prelijeva s prozora, dim iz dimnjaka i kristalno nebo puno zvijezda – za mnoge to je prva slika koja padne na pamet kada pomislimo na božićnu, tihu noć. 

Dolaze zatim i druge slike – božićno drvce, obitelj na okupu uz priče iz djetinjstva, slama na podu, svijeće na stolu i bogata trpeza puna domaćih delicija koje su pripremile vrijedne ruke ukućana.  

Možda se vaše božićne uspomene nešto i razlikuju od navedenih, no jedno je sigurno: imate bar jedan simbol koji vežete isključivo uz Božić.

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Veganski topli kakao – zdravi napitak u samo pet minuta

Znate li da je u “vrućem kakau”,  kojeg ste zacijelo bar jednom kupili kao smjesu u vrećici, kakao zapravo tek peti sastojak? 

Ispred njega su, u daleko većoj koncentraciji i količini šećeri, kukuruzni sirup i mješavina raznih rafiniranih ulja, koji štete vašem zdravlju. 

Isprobajte zato veganski topli kakao, napravljen od samo četiri prirodna  sastojka, koji će vas okrijepiti, zagrijati i dugoročno poboljšati vaše zdravlje. 

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Vaš vodič kroz med

Jedna od najomiljenijih i najkorištenijih prirodnih lijekova koje ima gotovo svako kućanstvo jest dragocjeni nektar pčela – med.

Iako najčešće služi kao zaslađivač za čaj, on je iznimno vrijedan lijek u oralnoj i u lokalnoj upotrebi te djelotvorno kozmetičko sredstvo.

Postoji mnogo vrsta meda, a svaka od njih je -  ljekovita. Svaki med je biokatalizator i dobar je za probavu. 

Naravno, samo ako je riječ o pravom medu, a ne krivotvorini kojih je, nažalost, danas sve više na tržištu. 

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Watermelon

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With the coming of summer, new seasonal fruits arrive. 

But, there is no better fruit for quenching thirst in hot summer days than watermelon. 

Although we say that watermelon is a fruit, it is actually a vegetable – like pumpkin and zucchini. 

Watermelons can be oblong or round in shape; they have a thick green peel that is either covered with stripes or spots.

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Water and Health

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An astonishing fact we all learned in elementary school is that of our body is 70% made of water. 

This water must be renewed every five to ten days.

In addition to oxygen, water is one of the most important elements on the earth for sustaining life.

The human body needs water for every function it performs.

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Vitamin B17

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Starting from these assumptions, in the middle of the last century, American biochemist Ernst T. Krebs has isolated a chemical substance that turned out to be able to destroy cancer cells.

It is a vitamin B17 (also referred to as laetrile or amygdaline).

Although Krebs managed to prove in his research the effectiveness of laetrile, the whole concept of treating cancer with the help of some kind of 'vitamin preparation' was subjected to ridicule and seen as sheer nonsense.

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Valerian

Valerian (Lat. Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial plant with sweetly scented, pink or white flowers that bloom in the summer.

It grows as a wild plant in all moist areas that are up to 2000 meters above sea. 

Its name derives from the Latin word valere - to be well.

Because of the calming effect, it is used as a natural sedative since the 19th century.

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U.S. bans sale of nuts, and New Zealand bans growing food in your own garden

You claim that walnuts have healing properties? Then register them as a remedy (if we allow you to do it)!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the company Diamond Foods to sell its walnuts in the U.S., apparently because they were considered to have medicinal properties.

In fact, the label said that walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

Such claim, according to the FDA, can refer only to drugs, so Diamond Foods has to obtain registration of its nuts as a drug, which is a costly and uncertain procedure.

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Sun - our natural healer

Do you feel tired and listless after winter?

Do you suffer from frequent depression, insomnia and lack of energy?

Cause of that could be the absence of sunlight.

Specifically, our physical and psychical health greatly depends on sunlight, and during the gloomy days of winter this problem becomes more acute.

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Strawberry

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If there is a fruit with irresistible look, pleasant aroma and irresistible taste, which is also extremely healthy and even beneficial, it is undoubtedly a strawberry.

Strawberries belong to the family Rosaceae (rose), which has long pedicle with three scaly leaves.

These berries are full of surprises.

So, believe it or not, among the many types of strawberries there are even yellow strawberries, that are seen as a real specialty, and whose fruits are harvested until autumn.

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Ulje sandala

Ulje sandala (lat. Santalum album) dobiva se parnom destilacijom isječenih komadića drva sandalovih stabala starih između 40 i 80 godina. 

Poznato i kao sandalovina, stoljećima se koristi kao lijek te za kulturne i duhovne obrede. 

Sandal je jedan od najstarijih poznatih mirisa.

Unutar drevne egipatske civilizacije sandalovina je bila cijenjena zbog svoje uloge u složenom postupku balzamiranja. 

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Tjedni ayurvedski horoskop

Promjenjivo, vjetrovito vrijeme tijekom ovog tjedna naglašava vata došu. 

Vata je hladna, suha doša, a toplo hranjivo jelo povezujemo sa zimom. 

Zato preporučujemo konzumaciju krepkih pirjanih jela i juha, jela kuhana polako u vatrostalnim zdjelama, svježe pečen kruh i voćne pite. 

To je općenito dobra hrana koja smiruje ovu došu. 

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Čaj od đumbira za topliju zimu

Imate doma đumbir i još ne znate što biste s njim? 

Donosimo vam novi recept, omiljen na Filipinima, gdje čaj od đumbira kombiniraju s crnim paprom i limunom. 

Još je poznati stari grčki liječnik Galen koristio čaj od đumbira kako bi potaknuo čišćenje tjelesnih tekućina. 

Danas, đumbir se diljem svijeta koristi i kod problema s probavom, za liječenje kašlja i prehlade, problema s disanjem, bolovima i impotencijom. 

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Ovih blagdana onima koje volite nemojte pokloniti kaktus, praznu torbu ili otvarač za boce

Nije tajna da je razdoblje uoči Božića i Nove godine postalo stresno vrijeme. 

Treba toliko toga pripremiti, odabrati ukrase i poklone, urediti dom za sebe, ali i goste koji će uskoro početi navraćati. 

Iskoristite zato dokazane metode Feng shuija. 

Feng shui je moćno sredstvo u stvaranju mirne i skladne energije, stoga će vam njegovi osnovni savjeti za uređenje interijera olakšati napetost i pomoći da uistinu uživate u ovom svečanom dijelu zimske sezone.

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Saffron

šafran

The spice saffron has been known since ancient times.

It was used in Mesopotamia 5000 years ago, and is even mentioned in the Bible.

Saffron is a symbol of wisdom and wealth, material as spiritual both.

The name comes from the Persian word za'faran, which translated literally means "be yellow".

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Očistite organizam sjemenkama suncokreta

Isprobajte stari, narodni ruski recept za čišćenje krvi. 

Alternativni liječnici preporučuju ga za sve probleme s cirkulacijom – osjećaj hladnoće, umor, trnce u rukama i nogama i sl. 

Sjemenke suncokreta bogate su vitaminima i mineralima, osobito vitaminima E i B1. 

Uz poboljšanje cirkulacije, pomažu cijelom tijelu - kosi, očima, jetri, kostima i mišićima. Snižavaju kolesterol i djeluju u prevenciji raka. 

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Vaše Božićno dobro djelo

Još uvijek pišete pisma i čestitke i dobivate ih na kućnu ili poslovnu adresu povodom blagdana? 

Onda imate priliku učiniti jedno dobro djelo, uz njihovu pomoć. 

Kako?  Jednostavno – ne bacajte poštanske marke koje će stići s omotnicom ili čestitkom, nego ih, kada blagdani prođu, pažljivo izrežite i – darujte. 

Poštanske marke odnesite ili pošaljite na adrese obližnjih župnih ureda ili samostana. 

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Hormone disorder

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Women's problems are on the rise.

Between 40% and 60% of women in the Western world suffer from premenstrual syndrome.

In addition, a huge number of women suffer from a range of problems that are associated with early menopause.

Something serious is going on.

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Feng shui for plants

feng shui biljke

What do you think about when you hear the word “nature”?

About flower-filled meadows filled with colorful flowers? Or fragrant grasses on meadows and dense forest? Beauty and peace?

And we have to ask whether there is a way that a man can be a part of that harmonious symbiosis, and not only experiencing nature as a source of beauty, food and medicine.

All of us in our way give answers to that question. Someone steals a bunch of flowers from the meadow, some people cultivate flowers, some people pick healing plants - these are all ways in which humans are maintaining links with nature.

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Feng shui: five celestial animals

The concept of the five animals is one of the oldest concepts of human civilization.

Its application is found in the first human settlements.

It emanated from the first human observations on natural environment surrounding them.

Our ancestors have observed very early that they feel better in sheltered places, at the foot of the hill, on the gentle slopes in front of which plains extended.

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Eco tomatoes

eko rajčice

Just imagine sitting in your summer house, the sun is scourging the earth outside and you are refreshing yourself with juicy, meaty tomato from your own organic garden.

How to cultivate such tomatoes?

It is simple! A bit of love and caring, spiced with fertile soil, will give juicy and big tomatoes. 

Tomato is a vegetable that belongs to the nightshade family, originally from South America.

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Basil

Basil (Lat. Ocimum basilicum) is shrub-like and fragrant herb, with oval and mostly green leaves.

There are approximately sixty basil types and all of them differ in taste and appearance.

It grows in various parts of the world, but it was originally cultivated in tropical parts of Asia.

The first written record of it is four centuries old and comes from the ancient Egypt. 

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Why should we walk barefoot

Do you know that in our feet and palms there are points connected with all vital organs in our body?

By stimulating these points we massage interior organs and enhance the flow of vital energy through them.

People used to walk barefoot on grass, stones, and beaches and by doing so they performed that natural acupressure processes.

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Asparagus

šparoga

Asparagus was considered as a delicacy in the past. You could find it only on the tables of wealthy people.

But today this superfood is available to everyone - you can buy asparagus at farmers markets and shopping malls.

You can head to picking wild asparagus, which also acts as anti-stress therapy.

Asparagus, Lat. Asparagus L. is a perennial plant from the lily family.

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Dendrotherapy

Since antiquity there have been stories about the living and the dead water, about the trees that give energy and those that steal energy. 

Are all of them merely products of the folk storyteller's imagination, or do they have a basis in reality?

For, even the old medical books described some trees, for instance birch, as having properties almost like a panacea, a cure for all illnesses. Where is the myth, and where does reality begin? 

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Elderberry

bazga

Elderberry is one of the oldest and the most healing plants in Europe.

There are about thirty types of elderberry within the family. The most important are the black and red elderberry.

We most commonly use black elderberry - Sambucus nigra.

Elderberry is at the service of humanity for millennia.

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Agni

agni

According to Ayurveda, if we have good health, our dosha and agni (digestive fire) should be harmonized.

In Sanskrit, agni means fire. In the outside world, fire is responsible for the heat and the growth of all living organisms.

In our body, agni maintains vitality, growth and strength.

Agni digests food, feed tissue and separates waste products. It is responsible for our life expectancy and health.

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Prirodno liječenje infekcija u trudnoći

Iako nisu poželjne, infekcije se vrlo često javljaju u trudnoći. 

U tom razdoblju „drugog stanja“ smanjena je funkcija T-limfocita, što znači da je imunitet općenito slabiji. 

Zbog promijenjene flore urogenitalnog trakta, osjetljivije sluznice mjehura i rodnice, te uslijed raznih hormonalnih promjena, česte su infekcije mokraćnog sustava, razne vaginalne upale i gljivice.

Kada dođe do infekcije, većina trudnica  se pita može li si i kako pomoći prirodno, bez upotrebe kemije i antibiotika, koji u većini slučajeva nisu najsretnije rješenje.

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Quinoa

Quinoa (Lat. Chenopodium quinoa) – an ancient South American plant – is called the mother of all cereals. 

As much as 5 000 years ago, this plant was cultivated in Peru, Chile and Argentine. 

Alongside corn, this was one of two staple food items in the Inca Empire.

Peru and Bolivia are world’s leading quinoa producers, although this plant is cultivated in the USA, India, Japan and several African and European countries.

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Ecological plant protection

You have planted your own eco garden?

Do you want healthy plants and rich harvest but you wish to avoid using harmful chemical substances?

Are you trying to find a way to protect your plants in a natural way?

You can protect and even heal your plants using biological substances.

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Sauerkraut

In rural regions of Croatia there is a long tradition of pickling cabbage.

Sauerkraut has been one of the most important food items and vitamin C sources to our ancestors. 

Today, we follow such tradition and pickle cabbage for winter food stores.

It is true that many customs die out, but this one should not be allowed to die out since sauerkraut is extremely nutritive and healing food item.

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Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins (from Greek mykes – mushroom and toxikon – poison) are secondary products or half-products created in metabolism processes of molds. 

They are poisonous and have negative biological consequences on humans and animals. 

Molds produce these poisons while they are present in food that is planned for human or animal usage. 

They multiply when temperature and moisture conditions are favorable.

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Lion’s mane mushroom

Strange looking mushroom is the main ingredient of a very tasty dish, but in the past two decades its many healing properties were discovered.

Lion’s mane mushroom (Lat. Hericium Erinaceus) got its name because it looks like a mane of a lion. 

To some it also looks like a hedgehog, which why this mushroom is also known by its second name - hedgehog mushroom.

It grows in North America, China and Japan and is very rare in Europe.

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Gooseberry

ogrozd

These days, gooseberry is ripening - a tasty and healthy fruit with a sour taste.

Unfortunately, this plant is unknown to the most od the people.  It is a tasty berry fruit, similar to currant. 

Gooseberry, Lat. Ribes grossularia, grows around Europe, northwest Africa and south, west and southeast Asia.

It can be green, yellow, red, orange or black, depending on variety.

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Zamijenite desetak uobičajenih proizvoda za ljepotu samo jednim – kokosovim uljem

Baš ste krenuli u trgovinu jer vam trebaju novi balzam za usne, piling za tijelo, maska za kosu, losion za lice i sredstvo za depilaciju? 

Umjesto desetak proizvoda, za sve navedeno možete iskoristiti samo jedan – nevjerojatno kokosovo ulje.

Da, njegova upotreba ne staje samo na kuhinjskoj radnoj površini.

Naprotiv, možete ga iskoristiti na brojne druge načine.

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Rogač

S dolaskom božićnih blagdana, mnogi od vas uživaju u pripremanju i kušanju blagdanskih slastica.

Birate li pripremu zdravih slastica, neka vam među glavnim sastojcima bude i rogač. 

Rogač je zimzeleno mediteransko stablo latinskog imena Ceratonia siliqua, koje obilato rađa smeđim jestivim mahunama. 

Mahune u sebi sadrže sjemenke koje bez obzira na veličinu i uvjete čuvanja, uvijek imaju jednaku masu od točno 0,18 grama. 

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Tjedni ayurvedski horoskop

Hladno i kišovito vrijeme danas pojačava kapha došu u prirodi a tako i u nama.

Ljudi kapha tjelesne konstitucije trebaju se držati preporuka za smirenje kapha doše.

Prije jela dobro je stimulirati apetit gorkim ili ljutim okusima umjesto slanim ili kiselim.

Gorčina gorkih salata poput endivije ili radiča probudit će vaše okusne pupoljke, ali vas neće potaknuti da se prejedete što je običaj ljudi pita i kapha tjelesne konstitucije.

Đumbirov čaj ili komadić đumbirovog korijena također se jako preporučuje.

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Birch

Birch (Lat. Betula pendula) is a slender deciduous tree with distinctive white bark.

It grows in all parts of Europe and Asia and has an important role in herbal medicine.

It has forever been appreciated among many peoples around the world, especially among Indians, Native Americans and Siberians. 

In the 12th century St. Hildegarda recommended birch flowers for treating wounds and boils that were healing slowly.

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Deadly poison found in milk produced by Dukat and Vindija

Croatian Ministry of Agriculture is trying to mitigate the panic that arouses due to the discovery of potentially carcinogenic aflatoxins in UHT milk produced by Dukat and Vindija.

Aflatoxins are toxic compounds produced by a mold Aspergillus flavus.

This mold is widely spread in nature and can attack and contaminate crops prior to harvest or during storage.

Aflatoxins’ victims are cereals, potatoes, fruits, nutty fruits, cotton seeds and food of animal origins, especially milk if animals had been fed by contaminated cattle food.

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Propolis

propolis

Today, when many microorganisms became resistant to synthetic drugs because of their extensive use, it is important to find wiser solutions from nature.

The goal of every doctor is Primum non nocere, i.e. the most important is not to harm the patient.

We all know that synthetic antibiotics cause side effects right after they are used or after some time has passed, but nature’s gifts do not have unwanted consequences.

Researches confirm that there are many products in the nature that have antibiotic effects.

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System failure or deliberate censorship?

vitamini

Have you already used online shopping services?

Or are you among those few that have no experience with online shopping?

Whether you are buying books on Amazon, clothes and accessories on eBay or music on iTunes, online shopping portals have taken a significant part of our lives.

Most people will not complain about it, after all, we all sometimes benefit from time saved by shopping from our homes.

One of the services that offer online shopping is Google’s service called “Google Shopping”.

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7 essential oils against headache

Headache can strike you when you least expect it and turn even the simplest tasks into arduous efforts.

Essential oils can help you remove the headache and reduce the need for analgesics. 

Essential oils presented here are the most famous oils that are being used against headache around the world. 

Some of these oils can help you maintain concentration and focus, if you plan to stay awake, while others will – in addition to removing headache – help you fall asleep. 

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Six natural substances against hypertension

High blood pressure does not affect elderly people only.

Over one third of young people age 16 to 34 suffers from some form of hypertension. 

A eecent study discovered that this disease can cause premature aging and brain damage even in its mild form.

The conventional solution for this widespread epidemic is constant medication usage for controlling blood pressure, such as angiotensin receptor blockers for which some experts believe that can increase the risk of developing cancer and some other diseases. 

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Sun and health

sunce

Our Sun is the source of life.

All natural process on the planet Earth depend on it.

Humans, plants and animals also depend on the Sun and are adapting to its rhythm. 

Many scientists today believe that, with regular diet and balanced lifestyle, the Sun's light is the best protection against many diseases.

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Natural nail care

nokti

Do you want groomed, smooth and strong nails?

Are you experiencing problems such as nail cracking, white spots and nail fungi?

Are you considering putting in nail extensions?

Nail extensions are not the solution to your problems. That procedure can even be dangerous if it is performed by an untrained individual.

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Devedesetogodišnjem humanistu prijeti 60 dana zatvora jer je nahranio beskućnike na plaži

Nevjerojatna priča dolazi iz Amerike, točnije grada Fort Lauderdale, gdje je 90-godišnji humanist Arnold Abbot uhićen jer je – hranio beskućnike! 

Pune 23 godine ovaj odvjetnik beskućnika i član neprofitne organizacije “Ljubi bližnjeg svoga” svakog poslijepodneva u 17.30 sati nosio je hranu beskućnicima na javnoj plaži u ovom američkom gradu na obali Floride. 

Sve do jednog poslijepodneva, kada je na snagu stupio novi zakon, zbog kojeg je humanist preko noći postao – kriminalac.

Naime, nove odredbe zakona propisuju da oni koji organiziraju humanitarne akcije u kojima se dijeli hrana na javnim mjestima, moraju ujedno i osigurati radnicima, kao i korisnicima usluga, određene sanitarne uvjete – mobilne toalete. 

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Sirovojelski kolačići od suhog voća

U prosincu, mjesecu kada je sve prepuno ukrasa i kuglica, neka jedna posebna, ukusna kuglica mjesto pronađe na vašem – stolu.  

Riječ je o kuglicama od sušenog voća i orašastih plodova i koje jednostavno morate isprobati. 

Ove sirove kolačiće koji se ne kuhaju niti peku, lako je napraviti. 

Poslužite ih mališanima umjesto nezdravih slatkiša, posegnite za njima i sami, kada želite uživati u punoći prirodnih okusa ili ih ovih blagdana poklonite u ukrasnoj kutiji onima koji vole vrhunske poslastice. 

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Blue scorpion venom – another weapon in fight against cancer?

What is a cure in small doses; is a poison in bigger doses and vice versa.

That is what an old saying tells us and its validity is confirmed once again.

A new homeopathic drug made of blue scorpion venom cures many types of carcinoma in humans, according to Cuban scientists.

Blue scorpion (Rhopalurus Junceus) lives on Cuba and it was named after its blue tail at the end of which is scorpion's infamous sting.

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Zdravlje na tanjuru – bez kuhanja

Počastite se ukusnim sirovojelskim specijalitetom – pikantnim špagetima od mrkve.

Možda će vam za njega trebati malo više vremena, zbog pripreme, ali vrijedi uložiti svaku minutu. 

Rezultat je kombinacija mirisa i okusa koja će vas oduševiti, ali i sačuvani prirodni sastojci u kojima ćete uživati.  

Ujedno, u tanjuru koji će prštati bojama i mirisima,  dobit ćete obilje vitamina i minerala pa svakako isprobajte ovu deliciju koja nastaje bez kuhanja. 

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Panchakarma

Panchakarma (pancha – five and karma – effect) is an Ayurvedic program for body cleansing and rejuvenation.

It contains number five in its name because the program was originally comprised of five procedures including nose, colon, stomach and blood cleansing.

Panchakarma was developed with a goal of organism rejuvenation, removal of body impurities and toxins, health enhancement and life prolongation. 

In a spiritual sense, panchakarma removes negative thoughts, relieves us of our negative behavior patterns and allows us new and healthy start in life.

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Mammography and cancer

mamografija

Evidences against routine usage of many usual screening methods, such as mammography and CT scans, are pilling up.

Recent reports discover that adults are undergoing too many such procedures.

Such reports are followed by reports that warn that some of those screenings, apart from causing cancer, can cause the creation of new carcinomas in patients that had already been cured of cancer.

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Mosquitoes

Pesky mosquitoes can spoil even the most perfect vacation with their constant buzzing and biting.

But, that is not all. If you are allergic to mosquito bites, they can really make your life miserable.

Itching and swelling can last for several weeks with allergic people. You can just forget about having a pleasant vacation.

Unpleasant feeling we get after mosquito bites is not the only reason for protection.

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Living and dead water

voda

Since the old days we have been listening tales about “living” water and its healing powers.

Is there really such water or is that just a product of imagination by folk storytellers?

The undeniable fact is that water is the most important element on Earth.

Without it, there would be no life on our planet. Water has a direct influence of regular performance of all our organs so it is important that we intake sufficient amounts of water every day.

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Kava kava (Piper methysticum)

Kava kava (Lat. Piper methysticum) is a widespread herbal culture from Northern Pacific. 

It is interesting that despite its name, it has nothing to do with coffee and is a relative of peppermint. 

Peoples all across the Pacific often use it in medicinal, religious and social purposes since it alleviates tension and fears and enhances communicativeness. 

The effects of this herb were discovered by Europeans in 1768, due to a testimony of a sailor and explorer James Cook who spoke of an herb used by Pacific peoples to make them relaxed, cheerful and outgoing.

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Hot boiled water – the cheapest remedy

According to Ayurveda, regular usage of hot boiled water strengthens our immunity and provides us with strength and energy.

In our part of the world, but also at the East, usage of hot drinking water is common.

In Russia, Ukraine and similar countries, “kipjatok” is constantly stored in samovar (a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around Russia, as well as in other countries) and is regularly used for drinking instead of cold water.

In countries such as India, China, Japan and similar countries, hot water and other hot beverages are also present. That is a part of 1000-year-long tradition.

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Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the most famous herbs in the world.

Ginseng (Lat. Panax) is the name of a family of eleven species of healing herbs.

Although Chinese ginseng is the most famous variety in Europe, this plant grows in Korea, Vietnam, Siberia and USA.

The most popular are three ginseng varieties – Asian ginseng (so-called Devil’s bush, Lat. Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Siberian ginseng (Panax senticocus – eleutero).

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Fruit face masks

Did you know that you can use seasonal fruits for summer skin care?

You can add vegetables, yoghurt, honey or spices to fruits and make top-quality natural mixture that will rejuvenate your skin.

1. Apple and cucumber mask

I recommend this simple face mask made of cucumbers and apples that will regenerate and calm your skin and give it a natural glow.

You need half of cucumber, half of apple, half of spoon of lemon juice and several leaves of mint.

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Eco pepper

paprika

Pepper is present in many different parts of the world.

Its fruits are of different shapes and colors.

We can find peppers that are the size of small berries to large fruits shaped like tomatoes or horns.

Peppers can be dark green, light yellow, yellow, orange and red. Peppers are sweet, half-hot and hot.

This useful and highly nutritive food was brought to Europe by Spaniards in the 15th century.

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Prirodno liječenje kašlja

Kašalj je česta posljedica virusne ili bakterijske infekcije dišnih puteva. 

Drugi simptomi mogu biti curenje iz nosa, kihanje, upaljeno i otečeno grlo, povišena temperatura, glavobolja i bol u mišićima. 

Do kašlja dolazi kad virusi, bakterije, prašina, pelud ili drugi iritanti nadražuju živčane završetke u dišnim putevima između grla i pluća. 

Tijelo kašljem pokušava pročistiti dišne puteve. 

Pri tom ulaže velike napore, jer brzina zraka pri kašljanju doseže sto kilometara na sat. 

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Ambrosia

alergija

Are you coughing, sneezing, and sniffling? Your nose, eyes and ears itch? 

You measure your temperature and wonder how did you catch cold in such warm weather?

You are not cold, you have ambrosia allergy.

Allergies, including ambrosia allergies, have been increasing for several decades.

The cause of that increase is stressful lifestyle, infections, changes in diet, environment and climate.

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Colloidal silver

koloidno srebro

Have you already heard of colloidal silver?

Many alternative doctors claim that it is a powerful natural antibiotic that is not harmful for human health.

But, pharmaceutical medicine rejected it 50 years ago claiming that it is not effective enough, even that it is dangerous.

What is the truth and what is the lie?

Miraculous antiseptic and antibiotic properties of silver have been known since the ancient times.

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Clove

klinčić

Clove (Lat. Syzygium aromaticum) is a traditionally favorite winter spice.

It is originally from Indonesian Spice Islands, i.e. northern Maluku.

Today it is cultivated in Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Madagascar and on Pemba. 

Cloves are in fact unripe, unopened flower buds of evergreen tropical tree from myrtle family.

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Halotherapy

When we think of salt, most of the time we think about the spice. 

We all know that excessive intake of salt can cause numerous health problems, such as high blood pressure.

But, salt can be very useful. 

To be more exact, salt is a natural remedy and we enjoy its benefits when we expose our skin to a salty environment or when we breathe in air enriched with salt. 

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Guide to healthy oils

zdrava ulja

Many fats are healthy – check which ones!

Contrary to common belief, not all fats we introduce into our organism are harmful for our health.

Actually, many fats help maintain appropriate body weight and ensure the regular functioning of cardiovascular and nervous systems.

But, with all this misinformation regarding harmful effects of oils and fats, it is hard to believe opposite and many people, at the expense of their own health, avoid fats.

In order to clear such doubts, here follow several information about oils that have beneficial effects on our health.

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How to prevent gallstones with the help of diet

In order to prevent gallstone creation, you cannot count on luck.

You have to do something to prevent their formation.

With that in mind, it is important to regularly consume food items necessary for maintaining clean and functional gallbladder. 

We offer you several useful advices for gallstone prevention with the help of everyday food items.

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Apple

jabuka

Do you believe that apple came straight from the paradise and landed on our menu?

Do you believe that apple is a symbol of lust, love and eternal youth?

Such epithets reflect human admiration towards this fruit.

The old Celts believed that apple has miraculous properties and that the person that manages to eat an apple from a magical garden will never again be hungry, thirsty or sick nor will that person ever grow old. 

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Borage (Borago officinalis)

Borage (Lat. Borago officinalis) is a plant with beautiful and distinct blue star-shaped flowers and stem and leaves covered with white hairs.

Because of its beauty and appeal, it is often seen as a motive in a folk art.

For a while it has been neglected in medicine, but today, its old glory comes to life again.

It was brought to Europe by Arabs and today we can find wild borage all around the Mediterranean and southern Europe and it is cultivated all around the world.

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Aromatherapy

aromaterapija

Aromatherapy is a branch of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and herbal extracts for treating health problems. 

Therapy is performed via inhalation, skin ointments and sometimes via oral application of essential oils. 

Essential oils are used in medicinal and cosmetic purposes for thousands of years.

They were used by Egyptians, Indians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans. 

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Thyme

timijan

Thyme is a plant that should be a part of every home pharmacy and kitchen. 

Its healing properties and nutritive values have been known for ages. 

Thyme is a small plant with intensive taste and scent. It loves southern regions and it needs a lot of sunlight in order to blossom.

It is believed that this plant is originally from the Mediterranean, but today we can find it across the globe.

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Pu-Erh tea

Effects of Pu-Erh tea in alleviating various health problems have been known for centuries.

Do you like tea more than coffee?

Do you enjoy those calm moments with a cup of tea and a book and the sensation of joy you get?

If your answer was “yes” on both questions, then you have certainly tried many kinds of tea, like green, black or white teas. But you maybe missed one.

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Cejlonski cimet

Koja je vaša prva asocijacija na cimet? Bakina domaća savijača s jabukama, mamini medenjaci ili zimski čaj? 

Danas ga koristimo najčešće kao začin, no starim civilizacijama bio je daleko više od toga.   

Cimet ima dugu povijest, a svojevremeno je kao prirodni lijek bio dragocjeniji od zlata. 

U Bibliji se spominje kao jedan od tri temeljna začina od kojih Mojsije, prema Božjim uputama, mora napraviti dragocjeno ulje za sveto pomazanje.  

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Sami izradite puzle-kolačiće, plišane životinje i čizmice u kojima će uživati cijela obitelj

Dolaze blagdani. 

Prvi je Sveti Nikola, mališanima omiljen svetac, zbog - darivanja. 

No vama je već dosta plastičnih kockica, lutkica i automobila u čizmicama na prozoru ili kaminu? 

Poklonili biste svojim najdražima nešto posebno, no ne znate što točno, a aktualne ponude blagdanskih paketa čine vam se pretjeranima i preskupima?

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Maca

maca

For thousands of years, maca (known as maka, makka and macha) plant root is being used due to its exquisite healing properties and nutritive vales. 

It is listed as a superfood because of all the benefits it brings to humans. 

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant originally from the Andes, today’s Bolivia and Peru, and it grows on heights between 2 400 and 4 400 meters above the sea.

According to the legend, Incas used maca root powder for increasing strength and endurance of their warriors. 

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Mint

metvica

According to Greek myth, Mint was a nymph unsuccessfully chased by the voluptuous god of the underworld – Hades.

He blinded her with his shiny chariot but she was saved from him by queen Persephone who turned her into a mint. 

There are over 250 types of mint; the most famous ones are spiked mint and peppermint. 

It is believed that mint came from the Far East and it has been used for 10 000 years. 

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Mušmula - divlja kruškica

Mušmula (Mespilus germanica) je u narodu poznata i pod imenom divlja kruškica.

Rasprostranjena je kao divlji listopadni grm, visine od dva do pet metara ili kao kultivirano stablo koje može narasti i do osam metara u visinu.

Potječe iz jugozapadne Azije, odakle je prenesena u Europu, najprije na područje Grčke i Italije, a ubrzo se proširila i po cijeloj Europi. 

Mušmula je voće u kojem su znali uživati još i stari Asirci i Babilonci. 

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Lemon balm

This wonderful plant has a pleasant lemony scent and is a relative of lavender and sage. 

The bees like it, which is why its name in Latin is Melissa officinalis.

Lemon balm is one the few herbs that simultaneously has healing properties, has a pleasant scent, can be used for decorations or as a spice, has aromatic properties, makes honey and has an industrial application. 

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Iskoristite kurkumu na 3 različita načina

Pripremili smo za vas 3 recepta koje možete napraviti od kurkume – čuda prirode.

Njezina ljekovita svojstva već su dokazale znanstvene studije u cijelom svijetu i još uvijek se otkrivaju blagodati koje ima na cijeli organizam.

Nudimo tri načina na koji je možete iskoristiti za ljepotu i zdravlje. 

Napravite kolačiće koji će vas okrijepiti, pastu koja će vam pomoći u liječenju problematične kože i vodicu protiv upaljenog grla. 

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House plants

sobne biljke

Apart from being the most beautiful decorations in our homes, flowers have a positive influence on health.

Many experts confirm this fact.

There are many reasons why we can see flowers in our homes as keepers of our health.

Flowers clean the air in our homes, absorb electromagnetic radiation, reduce stress, spread positive energy, protect us from noise, make our living areas more beautiful, neutralize unpleasant scents etc. 

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Grapes

grožđe

What is the first thing you think about when you see a vineyard?

A basket filled with delicious berries? Raisins, must?

All of that has the same meaning – health!

Grapevine is one of the oldest cultivated plants.

Grapevine culture originated 9 000 yeas ago in the region of Asia Minor, Caucasia and Mesopotamia.

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Be healthy by gargling oil in your mouth

ulje

Very simple and effective method of prevention and treatment using oil sparked the interest of experts and the public after thousands of years.

This method is based on Ayurvedic medicine described in ancient Indian texts. 

Sanskrit word ayurveda is translated as “science of life and longevity”.

This 5000-year-old traditional Indian healing system has been proven in practice many times and there is no doubt that Ayurvedic medicine deserves our attention.

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Tonik od cikle, mrkve i jabuke

Što dobijete kad zajedno izmiješate sok od cikle, mrkve i jabuke? 

Ništa manje nego čarobni napitak koji je stekao svjetsku slavu zbog svojih nevjerojatnih učinaka na zdravlje. 

Prvi put počeo se upotrebljavati unutar tradicionalne kineske medicine u liječenju raka pluća i raznih drugih bolesti. 

Potrebno je spomenuti i Rudolfa Breussa, alternativnog liječnika iz Austrije koji je cijeli svoj život posvetio pronalaženju najboljeg prirodnog lijeka protiv karcinoma. 

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Gladijatori, neustrašivi borci bili su - vegetarijanci

Bili su snažni, moćni i neustrašivi. Nisu ih mogli zaustaviti ni koplja, mačevi, ni okovi. 

Borili su se protiv snažnog neprijatelja i gladnih lavova. Bili su i ostali legenda o kojoj priča svaki dječak. 

A bili su – vegetarijanci. 

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Cholesterol

kolesterol

For a number of years, we have been bombarded from all sides by information that cholesterol in our organism causes irreparable damage.

Accordingly, if we want to be healthy, we have to drastically decrease the intake of animal fat such as milk, butter, cheese, crème and other dairy products. 

But, is that really the truth? It appears not, since an increasing number of doctors and scientists claim that this is a fallacy of mythological proportions.

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Why our children have sinusitis

Sinus disease, sinusitis, represents a very discomforting problem that can, in chronic cases, make our life miserable. 

It is followed by extremely severe and prolonged pain in the area of the forehead, temples, the root of the nose, upper jaw etc., and sometimes the whole head. 

Mainstream medicine, accepting that it does not know the real cause of this disease, suspects that sinusitis is caused by colds, allergies, infections etc.

Mainstream medicine fails to recognize that some of the aforementioned possible causes can actually be consequences of the sinusitis. 

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Apitoxinotherapy

“What is poison in big dosages is a cure in small ones”.

This motto can best be used for honey bee venom.

Unlike famous bee products such as honey, propolis and royal jelly, honey bee venom is less used in treatment, despite its undisputed efficiency. 

Nevertheless, honey bee venom – apitoxin, is a powerful remedy for many diseases and is mostly much more effective than regular synthetic medicines. 

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Slatka, mirisna, sladoledna poslastica

Volite čokoladu ili ste više ljubitelj sladoleda? 

Ako ste neodlučni i volite oboje, onda imamo recept za vas.

Karamelna bijela čokolada s Macom poslastica je koja vam na nepce donosi okuse iz cijelog svijeta.

Topi se u ustima i u njoj možete uživati u pauzi između posla, uz omiljeni napitak ili kad prijateljima i obitelji želite pružiti nešto slatko. 

Ujedno, prepuna je vitamina i minerala, zahvaljujući bogatstvu prirodnih sastojaka. 

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Advantages of a seasonal diet

Seasonal diets, apart from being tastier and richer in nutrients, are cheaper.

It is best to use food items produced by local manufacturers since such products are often fresher, especially fruits and vegetables.

Although we know that seasonal diets are the healthiest ones, we often forget that when it is time to eat.

The reason for that are modern diets and world’s food distribution system which makes all food items available throughout the entire year.

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Tai Chi

When you think about a modern way of life you will probably think of frequent psychical loads, irregular diet, lack of movement and lost contact with the nature.

Modern people live in a bustling world and main objective is to accumulate material wealth, while spiritual values are set aside.

Therefore, a growing number of people who search for inner peace and overall health reach out towards alternative lifestyles. 

Among them are alternative physical activities that are not exclusively based on sports, but also on reaching the balance between the body and the mind.

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Rudolf Breuss

Rudolf Breuss (1899 – 1990) was a naturopathist who developed a method of therapy fasting known as “Total therapy”.

He wrote a book titled: "The Breuss Cancer Cure: Advice for the Prevention and Natural Treatment of Cancer, Leukemia and Other Seemingly Incurable Diseases”.

In that book he claimed that by 1980 his method helped cure over 40 000 people suffering from cancer and other serious diseases. 

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Magnesium chloride

Magnesium chloride - a precious mineral compound obtained by sea water evaporation – has proven to be very effective in various disease treatments. 

Magnesium deficiency in an organism is one of the risk factors for the development of many diseases, including malign ones.

Apart from being able to suppress infections and enhance overall health, magnesium chloride possesses remarkable rejuvenation qualities. 

Namely, cells in the human organism decompose if they do not receive adequate magnesium quantities. 

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Green magma

Green magma represents a patented natural food supplement that is based on young barley leaves. 

That barley is cultivated with no use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers, quite the opposite; it is cultivated in strict ecological conditions. 

Green magma leaves are cultivated in Japan and American part of California. 

Benefits of young barley leaves were discovered, after prolonged research, by a Japanese doctor Yoshihide Hagiwara.

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Za kvalitetu života djece i mladih s posebnim potrebama

Međunarodni Institut Prirodnog Zdravlja je udruga koja već 7. godina na prirodan i holistički način unapređuje i poboljšava kvalitetu života i zdravlja građana, djece i mladih s posebnim potrebama. 

Pomoću prirodnih metoda temeljenih na Tradicionalnoj kineskoj medicini: edukacijsko-relaksacijski programi, energetske masaže, tretmani akupresure i refleksoterapije postižemo brojne i trajne rezultate. 

Programi za građane pomogli su u rješavanju mnogobrojnih problema: discus hernia, skolioza, depresija, alergije, dermatitisi, poteškoće sa srcem, visokim i niskim tlakom, vidom, anksioznost i mnoge druge.

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Liječenje parom

Vodena para ima iznimno terapeutsko djelovanje i trenutan relaksirajući učinak zbog čega ju koriste brojni poklonici diljem svijeta.

Nije riječ o "prodavanju magle" nego o dokazanoj djelotvornosti pare na ljudsko zdravlje. 

Korištenje pare u terapeutske svrhe u obliku sauna potječe još iz doba starih Rimljana. 

Kasnije su tu metodu preuzeli i Turci,  u svrhu duhovnog i fizičkog pročišćavanja. 

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Kurkumin

On će vam bolje nego bilo koji drugi lijek pomoći da se riješite bolesti i tegoba. 

Za kurkumu već zna cijeli svijet – no kurkumin, njen glavni sastojak još je bolji u liječenju i prevenciji mnogih bolesti.

Riječ je o sastojku koji kurkumi i curryju daje specifičnu žutu boju, liječi cijeli organizam i čije je pozitivno djelovanje na zdravlje istraženo više nego bilo koji drugi prirodni lijek.

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Essential oil selection

eterična ulja

Aromatherapeutic or essential oils make the aromatic essence of the plant.

These highly concentrated oils are the basis of the aromatherapy which is founded on a fact that essential oils have many healing properties.

When selecting essential oils, it is important to take their effect on you, its quality and price into the consideration. 

Sometimes it is hard to separate the oil from the plant and such oils are less available on the market and have a higher price.

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Chaga mushroom

čaga

Chaga (lat. Inonotus obliquus) is a parasite mushroom found on birch tree that looks like a burnt bark.

It grows in birch forests across northern and eastern Europe, Russia and China.

It is most commonly used in traditional Russian and Eastern European medicine. 

For thousands of years people have been using chaga across Eurasia, where it had been known as "gift from God" and "queen of the plants" due to its healing properties. 

Ancient Asians used it for maintaining healthy natural balance (chi), believing that this mushroom can provide them youthfulness, prolonged life and stronger immunity.  

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Carrot

This vegetable protects our eyesight, reduces cancer and stroke risk. 

Carrot, lat. Daucus carota L, is a root vegetable from Umbelliferae family. 

This food item has been cultivated for over 1000 years. It is believed that its home is in Europe, where we still find it in the wild. 

Over 100 carrot species has been created via cultivation.

Most of us are familiar with orange carrot, but there are also pink, red, yellow and black carrots. 

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