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A New Kale Recipe

This dish is similar to saag, the delicious Indian dish made with spinach.

The ingredients are:
4 cups of water
4 pounds of leafy greens such as kale, collards or even red swish chard (I use any leafy greens)
2 large carrots
2 large pieces of celery
other vegetables on hand and in season. I have used yellow squash, zucchini, broccoli and even Jerusalem artichokes and a radish

4 tbsp Ancient Organics ghee
1 small yellow onion
1 inch piece of fresh yellow ginger
1 clove of garlic

3 tsp cumin seeds
3 tsp turmeric (ground)
1/4 tsp fenugreek
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp black pepper (ground)
pinch of hing
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1-3 tbsp coconut flakes
6 tsp sucanat or other natural sugar (not honey!)
3-4 tsp sea salt or natural mineral salt

Directions:
wash the greens and add to the boiling water in a large pot
chop the other vegetables and add to the same pot; cover with a lid

Al Gore Should Endorse Barack Obama If He's Not Going To Run For President

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This comes from Zennie Abraham. I am not sure who he is, but I liked this post.

You can probably find more from Zennie at http://youtube.com/user/zennie62

Obama-Gore?

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See this link: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/10/obama-gore.html for the original post from Andrew Sullivan.

Drumstick Leaves Saag Recipe

Drumstick Leaves Saag
      
Source: http://ayurvedic.org/ayurveda/recipes33.asp

I found this recipe interesting because I have been looking for foods to help with low blood pressure at night. drumstick leaves are one of the foods that can help with low blood pressure. Here's the info (from ayurvedic.org):

Indian name: Sahijan pati saag(Moringa oleifera)    

Ayurvedic Properties
Taste: Katu (pungent), kashaya (astringent) tikta (bitter)
Quality: Laghu (light), ruksha (dry), tikshna (sharp)
Potency: Ushna (warm)
Post-digestive effect: Katu (pungent)

Medicinal Properties

FDA Outlawing Holistic Options

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In April I posted an early warning about new FDA regulations that could
affect food supplements and other alternative medical therapies. You
can find that post here: http://freeradicalfederation.com/843.

New Research on Acupuncture and Eye Pressure Presented at ARVO

New research presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting last week revealed that acupuncture can dramatically reduce eye pressure (intraocular pressure). I published the full report on my eye pressure blog. The results were quite dramatic. A single treatment of acupuncture reduced eye pressure more than 50%!