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Monday, December 19, 2011

Go Easy On The Pork This Holiday!

Go Easy on the Pork This Holiday

Posted by on December 14, 2011
Pork chops and applesauce; while it sounds tasty there is something we must all know about “the other white meat” and there is a good reason to maybe choose another meat for your holiday dinner this year.
While many  health conscious families do indeed limit their intake of red meat and pork, usually this is because of the consistent decline in the quality of meat produced in today’s world. Many of the meats found on supermarket shelves today, minus organic and grass fed kinds, have a plethora of harmful toxins present. Much of this is due to the excessive use of antibiotics, hormones and fertilizers in today’s farming industry. But there is another problem with pork that many of us don’t know about.
Pork is one of the hardest foods in the world for our body to digest. In fact, studies have been done on pork digestion and it has been noted that pork can remain in ones digestive tract for as much as 5-6 hours after being eaten! Every morsel of food that we put in our body causes a stress on our body. This stress resulting from the metabolism of any food causes free radicals to be released throughout our body. Pork is the king of the free radicals when it comes to digestion. In fact, eating a pork sandwich (e.g., pork and bread) would result in the longest digestion times compared to any other food combination.
But wait, there is also another problem with pork that many of us do not know about. Because pork is so hard to digest it can interfere with other foods that have been eaten within the same reasonable time frame. For example, if you ate a bowl of grapes and then some pork, your body is in for a rough ride. As your body tries so hard to digest the pork you ate, the grapes now sit idle in your stomach, sometimes for many many hours. We all know what happens when you bite into an apple and then let it sit for a few minutes. Of course, it starts to “brown” and ferment. Well, the grapes in your stomach, or any fruit for that matter have now begun the fermenting process. This can cause some very uncomfortable conditions such as an upset stomach and acid indigestion. Choosing your meat wisely in the world we live in today and making wise choices when it comes to meats can help your body in many ways. Have a great holiday all!!!

Steven Sharp
Florida Herb House

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Organic Freeze Dried Acai Berry Drink Mix - A Healthy Favorite!

Acai SuperFruit Delight by Florida Herb House is the superfruit powder of all superfoods! This one fourth pound supply contains about 45 single teaspoon servings of mega vitamins, minerals, phyto nutrients, antioxidants and more! You will not find a more nutrient dense superfruit blend around. Whether you are on a health kick and want to reap the myriad of health benefits from this amazing superfood berry mix or if you simply are not getting your 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies each day, well Acai SuperFruit Delight is made to please. Combining equal parts our finest organic grown acai berries, organic grown bilberries and all natural blueberries, this powder blend can be used in a daily health drink or in your favorite recipes that call for berries. Turn your next pie into a flavor bursting culinary masterpiece with just a teaspoon of this pure berry mix. Sprinkle some on your cereal or try some in your next homemade jam or jelly! There are hundreds of ways to reap the amazing nutritional benefits from Acai SuperFruit Delight!

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Directions: Mix 1-2 teaspoons of Acai SuperFruit Delight powder with 4-6 oz of juice or water or smoothie. Take up to two times daily.

- It's hard to believe that our small acai berries can be a #1 superfood in America as explained by Dr. Perricone on Oprah.

- The Acai berry is full of healthy Omega fats. Nearly 40% of the Acai berry consists of healthy unsaturated fats such as Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9. Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E are all present in Acai. There are about 14 grams of fiber in every 100 grams of our freeze dried Acai powder.

- Acai SuperFruit Delight contains organic grown bilberries gently dried into a fine powder. Bilberries are considered one of the most antioxidant rich berries on our planet! Boost your immune system with Acai SuperFruit Delight!

- Acai SuperFruit Delight contains all natural blueberries gently dried into a fine powder. Blueberries may reduce the build-up of so called "bad" cholesterol!

- Our blueberry powder is packed with vitamin C & E, fiber, antioxidants and work as a natural anti-inflammatory! The anthocyanin present in blueberries is good for eyesight!

- Acai SuperFruit Delight packs all three of these amazing superfruits together for an amazing superfood drink!

- Acai SuperFruit Delight is 100% pure and unrefined! No sugars, fillers, artificial flavors or colors added ever! Pure natural goodness that you will never find in any supermarket!

- Acai SuperFruit Delight is cold stored in our dehumidified, climate controlled warehouse for nothing but the best in purity, power and quality! Hand blended in small 25 lb batches by our expert herbalists and never by machines!

- Packed to order in our resealable foil pouches! The most nutrient dense superfruit powder blend around!

The benefits of using Acai SuperFruit Delight daily include but are not limited to; boosting immune function, faster recovery time from injury, natural anti inflammatory support, promote regular bowel function, great fiber source, supporting an alkaline body pH, heavy metal and toxin removal, protection from free radical damage, increased energy levels, increased mental clarity and balance, enhanced digestive function, better sleep quality, support for smoother skin, better elasticity and other anti-aging benefits, support for healthy organ function.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Killer Lawns

April 28, 2011 (Daytona Beach, FL) -

Maybe we should have renamed this article "Your Lawn - Your Problem" but from a greener standpoint, we know that thinking and acting as a community always gets a better response than the alternative finger pointing method.

Many may be reading this thinking that a "killer lawn" deserves that beautification award just as a "killer pie" would warrant a “regards to the chef,” but the "killer" we are talking about is just the one you probably don't want to hear about. All of us here at the Florida Herb House were so shocked when we read the statistics that we felt obligated to write about it. To be frank, this whole thing is scary when you think about what is really happening to our once green planet. And, if we don't do something to protect it, our children and their children will be the ones who will suffer dearly.

According to a group of the world's top scientists from the United Nations Climate Change Convention, if our planet's current Greenhouse Gas emissions are not reduced by at least 50% within the next 30-40 years, our planet will crash just like a virus infected desktop. Thankfully, many a folk have stepped up to the plate and made some significant steps towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle, such as trading in that gas guzzling SUV for a greener type hybrid or added solar hot water heaters to their house, or even started buying more organic products to reduce the amount of pesticides and fertilizers that are poisoning our oceans, lakes and rivers. But the one topic that dwarfs them all is our lawn. Yes, our lawn. That beautifully manicured, fresh cut, shiny green, insect free, weed free, killer lawn!

The numbers are in and it is simply staggering to hear that an excess of seven billion gallons of water per day is depleted from our water sheds for landscape irrigation purposes. But wait, the purchase of fuel for those delightful green machines that do all the cutting and whacking equates to over eight-hundred million gallons of fuel annually. Now for the shocker. This one will make you go….hmmm. This trumps all the rest. In the United States alone over forty, not ten, twenty, or thirty mind you, but over forty billion dollars are spent every year on pesticides and fertilizers and other deadly lawn chemicals! We are silently killing ourselves, our neighbors, and everyone around us with this type of insanity. It is also a fact here in 2011 that the average American has over three times the build up of pesticide toxins in their body compared to levels from only thirty years ago. Folks, it's time to think and be responsible for the well being of our children, if nothing else.

What can we do? For starters, we have to start saying no to any types of pesticides and fertilizers that are not organic or naturally manufactured. Not only will organic lawn products keep your lawn just as pretty as before, but they will help solve the ever growing problem of chemically polluted water sheds. Additionally, your children will have a safer environment to frolic and play in. While organic lawn products are slightly higher in cost, the risks versus the rewards surely make the decision a no brainer. All of the folks here at Florida Herb House have made the promise to switch to organic lawn products this year and never go back.

Next is the mower and other gas powered equipment. When it is time to upgrade or replace your equipment, opt for a more eco-friendly electric mower, or even a man powered push mower like the one grandma used to use. Electric lawn mowers and weed whackers have come a long way in reliability and have cordless options that can meet the needs of the most demanding lawns. An electric mower costs only $5-$10 per year to operate and will help cut into the millions of gallons of fuel that is exhausted annually from grass cutting. All of us here at Florida Herb House have made the promise and are trading in our gas for electric lawn equipment this year.

For those  looking for the most extreme options for their lawns, the kind of choices that make tree huggers around the world smile, and the true symbol of eco-awareness, would be an imitation, or biodegradable painted lawn. Yes they are available and gaining popularity in the United States. Artificial replacement lawns, while somewhat costly at several thousand dollars for an average sized lawn, could save the average household hundreds of dollars per year in water and fuel costs. But the real savings will be in the reduction of greenhouse emissions and other pollutants. Other eco-lawn companies offer a lawn painting service where they come by every so often and spray a natural, biodegradable lawn paint to make each blade of grass look like it just sprouted. The need for mowing is greatly reduced and fertilizers and pesticides become obsolete. Choosing one of these two options will reduce your carbon footprint more than if you traded in your SUV for that hybrid alternative…think about that. For questions about this article, or for more information about eco-lawns, you can contact Steven Sharp at Info@FloridaHerbHouse.com or visit them online at http://www.sharpweblabs.com/.

Lee Sharp
Florida Herb House
2289 S. Ridgewood Ave.
S. Daytona Beach, FL 32118