Loving my time at the Hydrangea Festival!  Alot of people do not know that there are plenty of free garden exhibits that are available to see!  

The first free garden exhibit that I went to was the Druid City Daylilly Garden where  owner Will Marchant specializes in hybridizing double, pattern and toothy Daylillies.  He has over 1000 new daylilly seedlings each year and currently has 40 registered unique hybrids.  He has been doing this over 10 years and uses raised beds of daylillies all over his wonderful front yard of his house! I really loved see the varieties of daylillies that he has in his garden and I truly appreciate this  beautiful garden!

The another free garden exhibit is the Plant-a -Row for Hunger Vegetable Garden and Scarecrow Exhibit where the Douglasville Master Gardeners work to plan vegetables for the homeless cooking shelters. At the Plant-a -Row for Hunger Vegetable Garden and Scarecrow Exhibit the West Georgia Beekeepers Assoc...

 

 

Summer is officially here and this is the time for eating fresh fruits and vegetables.  Eating more fruits and vegetables is a positive step towards better health and weight management.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics used a quick and easy way to remember the importance of fruit and vegetables tips.  There are 26 letters in the alphabet – if you use one of these tips every two weeks you will have a much healthier year!

 

A – Apple – Keep a crisp one in your refrigerator – it will be ready for a sweet snack.

B – Banana – A banana can make a breakfast on the run, snack or a dessert.

C – Carrots – Buy carrot matchsticks or grated carrots and use them on tossed salads.

D – Dried Fruit – Keep raisins on hand for snacks and cereal toppers.  Try cranberries, blueberries, dates or plums.

E- EVERY DAY – EVERY MEAL – Shoot to have at least one fruit or vegetable with every meal, every day!

F – Fruit! – Keep plenty of fruit on hand so you enjoy it every day.

G – Grapes ...

 

Cayenne has been known to bring blood and body heat to the surface, stimulating sweating and cooling of the body. It also acts as an energy stimulant, slightly encouraging the adrenals to produce cortisone (Keville, 1996). Research has shown that Capsaicin blocks the transmission of pain and itching by nerve fibers in the skin. When Capsaicin applied in the form of a tropical cream helps to relieve pain by depleting local supplies of a neurotransmitter called substance P. (Hoffman 1996). Clinical trials showed that 75% of the people who applied a capsaicin cream on their shingle disease experienced substantial pain relief, with only occasional burning sensation. A small amount of cayenne stabilizes blood pressure and reduces excessive bleeding anywhere in the body. Scientific literature review also shown that ulcer patients in a New Delhi, India Hospital experienced the same rate of healing after 4 weeks of eating 3 grams (1/2 teaspoon) a day as those who abstained (Keville, 1996).

 

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Every year the International Herb Association (http://www.iherb.org/117-2/) celebrates the herb.  The purpose of the herb of the year is to develop and coordinate national attention on herbs, herbal uses, herb businesses, and the IHA.  This year's herb is the very popular Capsicum annuum pepper plant.  You maybe familiar of Capsicum annuum plant in hot sauce if you from the South or in Pepper Spray if you are in Law Enforcement.  The interesting thing about this herb is its powerful ingredients and its verstility particularly in cooking.  

 

Capsicum annuum otherwise known as the Cayenne plant has a very rich history since the time of Columbus coming to the new world.  Capsicum annuum (Cayenne) plant was first introduced to Europe with the return of Christopher Columbus from the New World. The cayenne pepper plant is a hot biting taste of a fruit and has been cultivated for hundreds, even thousands of years in the tropical regions of the world such as t...

 

 

I read this very interesting article from NBC News Online that was saying that Americans are starting to get healthy this year.  (Here is the link to the article by clicking here ) It was interesting that alot of the studies that were sited from this article said and I quote " studies showed a decline in the number of new diabetes cases; sugary soda consumption dropped off; and Americans were actually starting to eat more healthfully."  It also explained that the quote "Messages about the dangers of eating too much and exercising too little may have finally started to resonate with Americans."  

 

I started to wonder if alot of these PSAs (Public Service Announcements) are really working.  What motivates us to change and make a positive start to our lives?  Is it a near death experience? Is it becoming frustrated with doing the same thing over, over and over again with no results? Or is it a new year and new beginning of doing something that will improve the quality of your l...

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