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Grain-free grain? Meet buckwheat

Grain-free grain? Meet buckwheat

Thought the name may suggest otherwise, buckwheat does not contain any wheat or gluten, sensitivity to which has escalated into another level in the past few years. This is good news for those with allergies and sensitivities – buckwheat is safe to consume and actually beneficial to our health thanks to all the nutrient goodness it contains. Buckwheat makes up for a great substitute for rice, base for porridge or in baking, and crunch topping on salads and soups. This essentially a seed is packed with good fiber and contains all eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein...

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Total toxic load

Total toxic load

Toxins are substances heavily embedded in our environment – tap water, city air, processed foods, stress – they all add up and create what is called a total toxic load for each and every one of us. While the exposure to most of these go beyond our control, there is quite a lot we can control with proper nutrition. Toxins Any substance that hinders, slows or otherwise disrupts natural body processes is considered a toxin, or an antigen. Where do toxins hide Sadly, everywhere. Unless you live on a virgin island or a virgin mountain, miles away from the rest...

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