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Carbohydrates are the healthiest foods on the planet. Carbohydrates are made by plants. Carbohydrates are the best foods to fuel exercise.  Plant foods also lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. The effects plants have on health is attributed to the library of phytochemicals contained in the plant. These compounds include carotenoids, flavonoids and its subspecies of tannins, polyphenols and anthocyanosides.  There are alkaloids and sulfur containing glucosinolates. Volumes…
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Food is Medicine

Our ancestors ate more healthy foods than we do today.  That is to say, they ate only natural foods. There were probably a lot less allergies and had less sensitivities as well. They died young back then. Life was brutal. Food, hard to get. Before farming, the hunters and gatherers had to live off the wild game and plants they caught and found. Those foods were certainly healthier than ours.…
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The best way to promote good health is to engage in daily activity and follow a diet, rich in plant-derived foods. Other foods can be moderated but plants should be the center of every meal.   Plants produce carbohydrates, the perfect food to fuel activity and exercise.   Carbohydrates cause problems only when exercise or daily activity is removed from the equation. Despite what carbophobics claim, for healthy active people,…
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The Whole Plant

Colorful carbohydrates are found in the fruits and vegetables grown throughout the world.  Carbohydrates are creations of plants.   Their importance to life can never be overstated.  The air we breathe and the foods we eat are the products of plants. Without plants the human miracle of life would be aborted. Foods can be categorized into groups based on the predominant pigment they contain. There are other phyto-nutrients that are bound…
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Botanical Biology

The medical philosophy advocated here is based on the use of plant-derived foods and their ability to stimulate the body's self-healing forces.. Plants are one of the kingdoms of living matter.   Human existence in fact, is completely dependent on plants. They synthesize our food and saturate the air with oxygen.   The powerhouse of the plant cell is the chloroplast. Chloroplasts are a stack of membrane-like layers that contain…
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Marijuana

Marijuana refers to any product containing Cannabis sativa. Ganja, bhang, hashish, doobies, joints, pot, smoke and weed are some of the names of products that contain cannabis. Cannabinoids are the type of compound formed by the marijuana plant’s cells. The amount of cannabinoid determines the potency of the herb. Cannabinoids are fat-soluble compounds that easily pass through the blood-brain-barrier where they can bind with anandamide receptors. Anandamide receptors are also involved…
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Cannabinoids

Cannabis or marijuana, is a widely used recreational drug. Marijuana binds to receptors in the gratification of the brain, the hippocampus. This produces a type of euphoria. which may lead to abuse. It can also lead to cognitive and motor impairment. Cannabinoids are the compounds formed by the marijuana plant’s cells.  Delta Tetrahydocannabinol being the most active one. The amount of cannabinoid in a plant determines the potency of the…
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