Live Superfoods Camu Camu Powder is now even better! We still have the fresh, potent, Vitamin C-rich camu, but now it's USDA-certified organic.

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Camu camu is a bush, native to the South American rainforest, that grows in the black water rivers of the Amazon. Its small, purplish red fruits are a rich source of antioxidants and powerful phytochemicals that support and enhance health.

Camu camu fruits contain more vitamin C than any other plant in the world from 30 to 60 times more than an orange. They also contain amino acids including serine, valine, and leucine; and significant levels of beta carotene, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, and thiamin.

The phytochemicals in camu camu are highly effective in curbing the effects of the herpes virus; in fact, on a list of plants with anti-herpetic compounds, camu camu takes the highest honors as most potent. It is effective against depression, and has even been used to wean users off danger...

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By Jenna Blumenfeld, NewHope360.com, posted: 2/17/2015.

The recent approval of the non-browning Arctic apple got us thinking: What other genetically modified organisms are the USDA and FDA considering for deregulation?

We reported about the Arctic apple back in 2012 — a simpler time when GMO apples were still safely confined to high-security field trials. But even though it took the USDA three years to sign off on the apple, it all seems so... sudden. Could the natural industry have been doing more to prevent Arctic from coming to fruition? 

Even more worrisome is that the apple may set a precedent for GMO deregulations that don’t offer any real need. It wasn’t as if the apple industry, valued at $3.1 billion in 2012, was hurting. With the approval of a purely cosmetic GMO, what other crops may soon be coming to grocery stores? 

The following products have petitions pending approval with the USDA (which handles GE crops) and FDA (which handles GE animals).

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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a parasitic fungi that thrives on birch trees, often killing its host. It prefers cold habitats and can be found in the forests of Russia, Korea, eastern and northern Europe and northern parts of the U.S. and Canada.

Chaga is also called "tinder fungus" due to its knack for catching sparks, especially from the flint-and-steel method of fire starting. It has a hard, blackened crust-like exterior, much like burnt charcoal, and often goes unrecognized as a mushroom by the untrained eye.

Since the 16th century, chaga has been used in Russian and eastern European folk medicine. It was typically grated into a fine powder and brewed as a beverage similar to tea or coffee. Today, therapeutic extracts of this mushroom are usually derived from hot water and ethanol extraction methods.

Chaga Is Primarily Used For:

  • Inflammation
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Promoting liver health
  • Viruses

There is still a lack of clinical trials on the effects of chaga, though promising preliminar...

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5 Things to Love About Acai

2/18/2015 12:00 AM

1. Small Tropical Berry, Massive Following

Gently swaying the tropical breeze, acai (ah-sigh-EE) berries grow in large clusters - each with 500-900 fruits - from the branches of the acai palm tree. Brazilian natives have relied on this berry as sustenance and medicine for thousands of years. Fast forward to 2008 to find the sales of acai-related products topping $106 million dollars.

2. Packed with Superfruit Benefits

Acai berries are brimming with antioxidants, including anthocyanins (beneficial plant pigments), and according to studies may possess a higher content than cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, or blueberry. They’re also a quality source of dietary fiber, amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamin A.

3. A Taste Chocoholics can Appreciate

Acai berry has a full, rich berry flavor with notes of chocolate. Really, how does it get any better than that?

4. It Promotes Vitality, Inside and Out

Acai is known as the “beauty berry” in Brazil, where it's used to promote health...

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5 Reasons to Love Acai

 

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A Healthy Outside...

2/17/2015 1:52 AM

A healthy outside starts from the inside.

- Robert Urich

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