Instructions for Sprouting


Excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book, Conscious Eating: There are several methods for sprouting, including using a glass jar, a sprouting tube, sprouting basket, sprouting bag, or organic soil. Generally, I recommend the glass jar method or organic soil, depending on the type of sprout. The glass jar method works well with all of the sprouts in the Conscious Eating recipes, except for buckwheat and sunflower sprouts (greens). These, as well as wheatgrass, are best grown in an organic soil base. People often enjoy growing a variety of sprouts in the same jar. Alfalfa and clover is one combination; fenugreek and […]

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Most of us know that this little purple plant is good for one thing or another, but what are those amazing health benefits of lavender that people always rave about? Here you go. Ancient texts tell us that lavender essential oil has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years. The Egyptians used it for mummification and as a perfume. The Romans used it for bathing, cooking and for scenting the air. What are we using lavender for today? Breathing in the smell of lavender has been rumored to have a calming effect; turns out, it’s true. Research […]

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Pomegranate and Digestion


The Benefits of Pomegranate: Pomegranate peel, bark and leaves are used to calm disorders of the stomach caused by any kind of digestive problems. Pomegranate benefits your digestive system by providing B-complex vitamins that help your body efficiently convert fat, protein and carbohydrates into energy. One fruit provides 25% of the folate and about 1/6 of the thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6 you need daily. It also provides 11 grams of fiber, more than twice the amount of fiber in a bowl of bran flakes. Fiber helps food move through your body effectively, assisting with digestion. Pomegranate also plays a […]

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The Beauty of Skin Brushing

The skin is the largest organ in the body and aids tremendously in the detoxification process. Saunas and sweating have been shown to be one way of utilizing this huge organ but skin brushing is also effective.  Your skin is an organ of elimination. One third of your body’s toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin. Regular scrubbing is important because it unclogs pores allowing skin to release toxins trapped daily inside the body. Excerpt from There is a Cure for Diabetes by Dr. Gabriel […]

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Heavy Metals

Of the 70,000 chemicals and heavy metals used commercially in the world today, 65,000 of them are considered hazardous to our health. Just as choosing organic foods is a way to avoid ingesting many of these hazardous chemicals, becoming aware of the other main sources of heavy metal toxins is very important. Understanding the water one drinks and uses is increasingly essential in reducing toxin intake. According to Diet for a Poisoned Planet by David Steinman, less then 1% of the earth’s surface water is safe to drink! According to the United States Dept. of Labor, “Toxic metals, including “heavy metals,” are […]

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Essential Oils


From Dr. Cousens: “Essential oils are a higher note of live foods. Aromatherapy has been used throughout the world for at least 3,500 years although I suspect it was even before that. The epicenter of that appears to be the Middle East, particularly with Egypt and the Arabian countries, and Israel. Three thousand three hundred years ago in Israel they were using the essences and fragrances in the Temple ceremonies. Essential oils are not a new thing. In the Middle Ages some aroma oil blends uses are modifications of such amazing immune strengthening anti-pathogenic formula blends that were used successfully […]

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Type 1 Diabetes Program

Type 1 Diabetes In 2015, it was estimated that 415 million people around the world have diabetes. Of this total, about five percent of this population are Type 1. The primary cause of Type 1 is an inflammatory response from an autoimmune reaction from antibodies being made against the beta cells. The beta cells store and release insulin into the body as needed. There are also certain viruses that seem to attack and destroy the pancreatic beta cells directly, rather than through an autoimmune reaction. Mumps, prior to the onset of diabetes, was found in 42.5 percent of the subjects […]

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Raw vs. Cooked


There are thousands of food enzymes and phytonutrients out there, but only about 2,000 of them do we know much of anything about. But, there is one thing for certain – heat changes them all and cooking depletes the nutrients from the food and contributes to human illness. Now I know, as with any good argument, there are two sides. There have been claims that raw food causes digestive issues and bloating. If this is an issue you face, you can try increasing the number of times that you chew your food. The optimal amount of “chews” have been listed between 50 […]

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Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera is most commonly used as a topical treatment, rubbed onto the skin to treat numerous external ailments. It has long been known as a treatment for sores and burns, most commonly sunburns. In fact, the FDA first approved Aloe Vera ointment as an over-the-counter medication for skin burns back in 1959! Many natural health studies also suggest that it is an effective topical treatment for first- and second-degree burns. Hair, skin, burns Aloe Vera has antioxidant properties that help the body fight off free radicals that may cause wrinkles. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals that help moisturize, […]

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There a CURE for Type 2 Diabetes

“If you have diabetes and you want to lose weight, the Tree of Life Center is the place“, Rey C., who had his type 2 diabetes reversed during the 21-Day Program at the Tree of Life. At some point in time you have probably heard that diabetes has no cure, just the possibilities of a variety of complications. This is an old belief system backed by many medical professionals and pharmaceuticals who band aid this disease. However, Dr. Cousens has developed the knowledge, clinical know-how, and experience to completely reverse Type-2 diabetes naturally at the Tree of Life Center. “All […]

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