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Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Hemi Weingarten, October 27, 2013
Let’s admit it: one of the hardest things for people switching from fast food to home cooking is the bland flavor of home made dishes. After years of sugar, salt, and fat, loaded with a dollop of “natural and artificial flavors”, adding salt and pepper simply doesn’t cut it.

Use these 17 herbs and spices to fight diabetes

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) According to the most recent American Diabetes Association report, 29.1 million Americans are diabetic. Additionally, the disease still held the rank of being the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Over 8 million of that 29.1 are undiagnosed, unaware that they have the condition.(1)

Therefore, it's wise for everyone to take a closer look at their dietary lifestyle and eat foods that help fight diabetes.

Fight diabetes with these 17 herbs and spices

FDA: Many common cooking spices may contain bug parts, rodent hairs


Hiding inside your pepper grinder and cumin shaker could be things like rodent hairs, bug parts and even salmonella, claims a new report recently put out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Entitled "Pathogens and Filth in Spices," the report alleges that up to 12 percent of all U.S. spice imports may contain hidden insect filth, while up to 7 percent may contain bacterial contaminants, an obvious push by the agency to further legitimize irradiating cooking spices.

How to treat respiratory tract infections with everyday foods and spices


It is almost the peak of the winter season here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means coughs, colds, influenza, and various other respiratory ailments are on the rise. Such conditions are typically the result of poor diet, low immunity, and lack of natural sunlight exposure, among other things, but developing them does not have to be inevitable, especially if you take the proper preventive steps now to avoid them. Here are eight foods and spices to help keep you free of respiratory tract infections during these cold, winter months:

Curcumin and black pepper combine to stop breast cancer tumor cells

Natural chemicals found in the spices turmeric and black pepper appear to stop the growth of breast tumors, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.