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You Won’t Believe It’s Not Coffee

Tattva’s Herbs is proud to present our new Capomo (Maya Nut) Coffee alternative. This caffeine – free superfood drink looks, tastes and smells very similar to coffee, while boasting countless health benefits. Capomo (sometimes referred to as Maya Nut, Bread Nut, Ramon Nut, etc.) is rich in natural flavor and is prepared in the same way as coffee.
Capomo can be enjoyed at any time of day or night because it is free from caffeine, stimulants, sugar and gluten. It does not increase blood pressure or heart rate, as coffee and other caffeinated beverages do. You do not have to deal with the “caffeine crash” (the ups & downs we get from drinking caffeinated drinks) Simply add hot water and enjoy!
Capomo is harvested in a very unique and compelling manner. The Maya nuts are collected by hand from the jungle floor once they have fallen from the trees. Collection happens daily, in the early dawn before the animals have a chance to feed on them. Once the nuts are collected, they are dried in the sun for 2-3 months, at which time they are ready to be roasted and prepared for human consumption.
Capomo (Brosimum alicastrum) is in the fig family and was the staple food for prehispanic cultures. This delicious superfood contains numerous nutritional benefits. It is one of the richest plant sources of amino acids which, among many others have been shown to positively affect mood and contentment. It is also high in protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, folate, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B, C and E, while at the same time it is low in fat and calories. In addition to the many health benefits of Capomo, it is beneficial for all of the surrounding communities, people, animals and all forms of nature in the areas in which it grows.
Capomo empowers and employs more than 600 rural and indigenous men and women who have formed 25 different autonomous businesses to produce and market Maya Nut products.
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Benefits of Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is a health supplement that is created by immersing tiny particles of silver in a colloidal base solution. It is consumed by those who would like to stave off such serious health ailments as cancer, AIDS and herpes. Silver is thought to make the immune system more active and thereby more effective at fending off disease. It is most commonly available in a liquid form that is dispensed with a dropper. Clear or pale yellow colloidal silver is the best as the particle size affects the colour of the solution and the larger particles produce a darker coloured liquid but they aren’t easily absorbed by the body.

History of Use

Before the invention of antibacterial soap, colloidal silver was used as a disinfectant. It is still most commonly used to kill bacteria. Silver is effective at both preventing and combating bacterial illnesses and infections because it does not corrode. In ancient times silver was used in wound dressings and it was frequently used for the same purposes in America following the Civil War. It is also why churches use silver chalices in Communion to stop disease spreading through the congregation. Silver fell out of favor with the advent of regulated synthesized medications but has become popular again along with lifestyle trends that promote natural organic food.

How it Works

Proponents of colloidal silver claim that it is effective against every virus and illness and that it has never reacted dangerously with other medications. Scientific studies have shown that pure silver quickly kills bacteria. It even kills the super-bacteria that evolve after conventional disinfecting agents kill the weak strains of bacteria. Silver acts as a catalyst and disables an enzyme that facilitates actions inside cells. It is not consumed in the process so it is available to keep working again and again. The enzyme silver destroys is required by anaerobic bacteria, viruses, yeast and molds. (Unfriendly bacteria tend to be anaerobic and friendly bacteria aerobic). This is the action that destroys pathogens. It stops them from using the body’s own cells as vehicles for replication. Colloidal silver creates an environment that makes it impossible for pathogens to survive and multiply.

Since it is not designed to combat a specific pathogen but rather works against the very nature of their life cycles, it is an effective preventative agent against all illnesses caused by all pathogens including future mutations. There is no known disease-causing organism that can live in the presence of even minute traces of colloidal silver. Laboratory tests show that anaerobic bacteria, virus, and fungus organisms are all killed within minutes of contact. Parasites are also killed whilst still in their egg stage. Colloidal Silver is effective against infections, colds, influenza, fermentation and parasitic infestations.

Colloidal Silver is touted as a treatment for HIV and AIDS. These claims have not been recognized by the medical community but there is no denying the lengthy survival rates of some AIDS patients who swear by colloidal silver.

The same mechanism that hinders the replication of pathogens also seems to prevent the body from developing cancer. Cancerous tumors form when the cells’ internal regulators stop working. The cells divide at a rate that outstrips the body’s need for them. Colloidal silver recalibrates cells’ rates of division.

When colloidal silver is used as a broad-spectrum viral and bacterial preventative it may cure other seemingly unrelated ailments. People who have sustained severe burns can use colloidal silver to promote healthy cell growth and fend off infections. It reduces the appearance of acne that is bacterial in origin. It helps maintain a healthy digestive environment and it maximizes the amount of nutrients that the body is able to extract from food. Colloidal silver makes it impossible for parasites to flourish and lay their eggs.

Colloidal Silver is also effective as a digestive aid when taken with meals as it stops fermentation of food in the stomach and intestines. Fermentation can occur if food sits there for too long and this can lead gas, bloating, pain, indigestion and reflux, so taking silver can help avoid all these unpleasant symptoms which a lot of people suffer with after meals.

Silver has also been known to destroy water-borne parasites and to filter out impurities.

How to Use

People who use colloidal silver tend to develop their own ways of maximizing its efficacy. People who suffer from conjunctivitis sometimes drop it directly into their eyes several times every day. Throat problems are treated by gargling colloidal silver. The most common way to ingest it is to mix three or four drops into a large glass of water.

Side Effects

All of these positive claims considered, colloidal silver is still ignored by the medical community at large. Scientifically speaking, the human body has no essential need for silver. Someone who is overzealous in his consumption may experience a buildup of the metal in his organs. The most common negative side effect of colloidal silver is a condition called argyria. It causes the skin and eyes to permanently become gray but it does not otherwise affect one’s health. It is claimed that silver does not interact with other drugs or herbs.
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Four Ways Rhodiola Could Change Your Life

These plants tend to grow in the most inhospitable areas of the earth: high deserts, cold mountains, dry and barren land. And in order to survive there, they develop particular compounds in their physical form which convey a resistance to the environmental stressors. And it just so happens that, lucky for us, when we consume these compounds, we are also gifted with the same experience.

These plant chemicals help to regulate our immune, physiological and neurological responses to stress, allowing us to survive not only rough environmental/weather challenges, but also to adapt and adjust our often neurotic mental habits and crazy social/political climates as well.

Rhodiola is the supreme queen of this class of plants, in my humble opinion. Indigenous to the mountainous regions of Siberia and Northern Europe, it has been used for thousands of years to help people survive cold winters and high altitudes. Some think that it has been kept a little bit secret from the rest of the world for the last 50 years, utilized by the Russian population to improve their physical stamina in both the Olympic games and their cosmonaut program (I can’t really blame them if they did – this plant is incredible), but awareness of this incredible healer is now spreading, and research done around the world is confirming what their culture has known for centuries.

Here are four reasons why I think you would benefit from taking Rhodiola; just a brief sampling of the many wonderful effects it can have in your body:

1. Amps up your energy:

Rhodiola increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of our red blood cells, making it particularly effective at increasing energy, vitality and stamina during times of stress. As most of us don’t breathe fully when we’re in a panicked state or exercising hard, Rhodiola can offset this inevitable increase in carbon dioxide and lactic acid/decrease in oxygen, to make us feel stronger and calmer even when life is crazy. I’ve found this to be particularly good in women who are consistently battling low-grade anemia, as well as for older people who are lagging in energy.

2. Reduces the amount of stress your body (and mind) experience when SHTF:

Rhodiola has a calming effect on our body and mental state because of an ability to reduce cortisol, one of our major stress hormones. While some cortisol is absolutely necessary to live — this is the hormone that is released from your adrenal glands in a cyclic manner during the day or during times of stress — most of us exist in a state of nearly constant exposure to this compound, resulting in lowered blood sugar response, abdominal weight gain, decreased memory, reduced cellular energy production, and diminished immunity. Through reducing cortisol and balancing the endocrine system (your hypothalamus, who talks to the rest of the body to let it know when to release what, your pituitary, who is the translator for the hypothalamus, and your adrenals, specifically), rhodiola helps to not only reduce this constant release of cortisol, but also to balance and heal the whole communication network more long term. This results in, predictably, improved memory and focus, better energy levels, increased resistance to sickness, and significantly better insulin response. Also helps with binge eating (which often happens because of excess cortisol)!

3. Helps you burn belly fat (oh yes… we all love that one!)

So, not only does Rhodiola reduce the cortisol and blood sugar aspect of the belly fat equation, but it also turns on an enzyme called ‘hormone-sensitive lipase’, a substance which allows your body to access and utilize the fat stored in abdominal cells. This aids your body in losing weight, not because it’s deprived or over-exercising, but because it is balanced and feels loved. Like Grover on Sesame Street says: “ehverybahdee wants to feel loved, right?” Your body is no exception, friends. In the absence of love towards our physical form, plants like Rhodiola can temporarily substitute and give us a sense of gratitude for all our bodies do.

4. Makes you smart. Like really, really smart.

From the mental side of things, Rhodiola also increases the sensitivity of your neurons (them thinkin’cells in your brain) to the presence of dopamine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters involved in focus, memory, pleasure, mood, and a whole bunch of other nice feelings. This plant has been used as an extremely effective alternative to antidepressants, and can be a welcome mental boost for just about anyone (unless you’re experiencing symptoms of bipolar mania. Not a good idea). As an added bonus, the increase in dopamine sensitivity increases your enjoyment of food, sex, and other good things, as well as reducing carbohydrate cravings and addictions. Rhodiola as an alternative to ADHD pharmaceutical drugs makes complete sense, as they’re both working on the same neurological pathways. And thankfully, unlike prescription medication, Rhodiola won’t blow out your kidneys and liver, stagnate your growth, or give your heart palpitations.

If you’re going to give this lovely herb a try, just make sure to get a supplement that is guaranteed Siberian-grown. Because the plants need exposure to stress in order to develop these compounds (called Rosavins, if you’re interested), the ones that are grown in more temperate or hospitable places won’t have any effect on our bodies. I’m particularly fond of the New Chapter brand, and tend to recommend people to take the 300 mg capsule once a day in the morning to start.

There’s no potential for addiction or dependency, and eventually, hopefully, you won’t need to take the Rhodiola because it will have, not only balanced your physical state, but given you the opportunity to work on your mental and emotional responses to the world around you, creating new, healthy, neurological pathways. As I mentioned before, if you’ve got any kind of mania going on or are on an MAOI, don’t take this. People with high blood pressure don’t benefit from it either.

The plant world is incredible, and is forever supplying us with what we need in order to, not only survive, but thrive on this planet. Taken as an opportunity to both heal yourself and to cultivate appreciation for the world around you, supplementing with Rhodiola can change big things.
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Replace Your Morning Coffee With This Delicious Superfood

Organic Traditions Macaccino is a delicious superfood coffee substitute made from Certified Organic Cacao Powder, Black Maca Roots, Vanilla powder and Coconut Palm Sugar. This incredible blend combines 4 powerful antioxidant rich superfoods into a nutritious, uplifting beverage. This is a healthy and energizing replacement for high caffeine coffee and tea. Considered to be one of the Amazon’s most important superfoods, Maca has been used since the Incas as part of a daily diet and has been traditionally used as an adaptogen to promote optimal well being. Combined with cacao powder, or “the food of the gods,” fragrant Vanilla and a hint of the caramel taste from Coconut Palm Sugar, the end result is a smooth chocolate-mocha flavor that is both rich and aromatic with wonderfully uplifting effects. No emulsifiers have been added to Macaccino so be sure to stir the beverage while you drink.

. Certified Organic, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Vegan, Non-GMO, Raw
. Delicious rich chocolate-mocha maca flavor with a hint of vanilla
. Energizing, adaptogenic superfood coffee substitute
. Ideal for daily use
. Ready to use; Make hot tea or cool and add to other beverages or use as a base for smoothies and all other superfood recipes
. No added flavors, fillers, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, carriers, colors, stabilizers or excipients
. No emulsifiers have been added to Macaccino so be sure to stir the beverage while you drink.
. Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts
. Storage Information: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Create a delicious, energizing superfood coffee substitute with Organic Traditions Macaccino. Boil 2 tablespoons in 8-10 oz. of water for 2 minutes, depending on how strong you prefer your Macaccino. Drink as is or add a dash of almond, hemp or coconut milk. Alternatively add cinnamon, nutmeg, saffron or cayenne pepper to the drink. Add 1-2 teaspoons of Organic Traditions Ashwagandha powder for an added boost. Allow the liquid to cool and add ice for a refreshing Iced Macaccino or use as a base for energizing smoothies, ice creams or raw desserts. Add the drink mix to yogurt, cereals, superfood puddings and as an ingredient in truffles and power bars. No emulsifiers have been added to Macaccino so be sure to stir the beverage while you drink.

Make decadent Macaccino-Coconut truffle balls by mixing 1 tbsp. of Organic Traditions Macaccino drink mix to every 1 tsp. of Organic Traditions Raw Coconut Oil and ½ tsp. of your favorite nut butter. Add 2 tsp. of Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Powder and roll into balls. These proportions will make one large Coconut-Macaccino ball. Adjust accordingly for larger quantities. Glaze the balls with Organic Traditions Yacon Gold™ Syrup and finish by dusting the balls with Organic Traditions Shredded Coconut Flakes, Organic Traditions Cacao Powder or Organic Traditions Hemp Hearts.

This treat is incredibly quick and easy to make. In less than 5 minutes you will have a delicious and nourishing raw treat to enjoy with a cup of tea. The rich dark cacao flavor, fragrant aroma of vanilla, bold taste of black maca and exotic coconut all combine to create a perfect, smooth mocha-chocolaty delight!
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Wild Alaskan Fish Oil For the Future

The fisheries management system is regulated to protect the environment so that future generations can enjoy the benefits of Alaska fish. Quotas are set for total allowable catches of a fish species to protect the fishery eco-system. These catch results are indexed and compared to previous years to monitor the health of the fish population.

They not only care for the fish species that we catch for processing, but for other fish species (called bycatch) that are pulled aboard during fishing. Government-approved officials onboard the fishing boats record the catches and the bycatch to ensure they are within regulations. If not, the complete closure of a fishing target area or a target fishery can occur. That’s why the goal at Wiley’s Finest is to guarantee everlasting sustainability of our primary fish populations.
They use molecular distillation and carbon treatment to remove environmental contaminants from the products. Every single lot of the fish oil ingredients and finished softgel products are tested for heavy metal content (lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic) by trusted independent, third party laboratories. All of the products exceed the stringent limits in the Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) voluntary monograph and the limits set forth by California Proposition 65, both of which are more stringent than the FDA’s own published limits on heavy metals in foods and supplements. These are the most stringent standards in the world, far lower than the levels typically found in drinking water.

THE PUREST OMEGA-3 PRODUCTS

Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil is proud to be a member of the GOED organization and support their mission to educate consumers on the health benefits of EPA & DHA and produce high quality concentrated Omega-3 products.

Our manufacturing facility is regularly inspected by the FDA about once a year. The Quality Assurance department inspects all products throughout the process to make sure each lot meets the high standards set for our Wiley’s Finest products. Each carton is signed by the Wiley Family to convey the trust they have in their products and the quality they deliver to their customers.
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Natural Sugar Alternatives

As the harmful effects of sugar and high fructose corn syrup become increasingly more evident, people are turning to natural alternatives.

A sweetener that has become very popular in the past few years is coconut sugar.

This sugar is derived from the coconut palm tree and is touted as being more nutritious and lower on the glycemic index than sugar.

There is a lot of talk about this sweetener online and I’d like to separate the facts from the fiction.

What is Coconut Sugar and How is it Made?
Coconut sugar is also called Coconut Palm Sugar.

It is a natural sugar made from sap, which is the sugary circulating fluid of the coconut plant. It is often confused with Palm Sugar, which is similar but made from a different type of palm tree.

Coconut sugar is made in a natural 2-step process:

A cut is made on the flower of the coconut palm and the liquid sap is collected into containers.
The sap is placed under heat until most of the water has evaporated.
s it More Nutritious Than Regular Sugar?
Regular table sugar and high fructose corn syrup don’t contain any vital nutrients and therefore supply “empty” calories.

However, coconut sugar does retain quite a bit of the nutrients found in the coconut palm. There isn’t a lot of data on this, but according to the Phillipine Department of Agriculture, coconut sugar contains several nutrients (1):

Most notable of these are the minerals Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium, along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants that may also provide some health benefits.

Then it contains a fiber called Inulin, which may slow glucose absorption and explain why coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar (2).
Coconut Sugar May Have a Lower Glycemic Index
The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how quickly foods raise blood sugar levels. Glucose is given a GI of 100 and if a food has a GI of 50, then it raises blood sugar half as much as pure glucose.
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Try out Garden of Life’s Perfect Food Raw Energizer

Perfect Food RAW Energizer is power-packed with naturally occurring chlorophyll, beta carotene, B vitamins, minerals, protein and amino acids from RAW organic USA grown grass juices, dark green juices like spinach, parsley and kale, protein-rich sprouts and juiced-up super antioxidant fruits like RAW organic blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and Indian Amla Berries.

Our CERTIFIED ORGANIC Greens are sustainably grown by our family farmers here in the USA. We harvest before the grain buds (to prevent gluten from forming) and then juice at the farm immediately after harvest. Our juice is gently low-temperature dried and powdered onsite locking in its nutritionally dense, organic goodness. The end result is highly bioavailable and many times more concentrated in nutrients, including Chlorophyll, than whole leaf grass powders, putting the GREEN IN YOUR GREENS

Amazing Organic Energy Activators

Guayaki Yerba Mate, traditionally used for centuries to promote immediate energy and long term focus
RAW Organic Peruvian Maca, harvested by hand, aged and sun dried to perfection, to support energy production as well as healthy, balanced hormones
RAW Organic Pomegranate Juice and Cordyceps Mushrooms, long prized for providing the sustained energy you need to power through your busy day
RAW Organic African Baobab, rich in minerals, especially magnesium, to promote the production of ATPenergy on the cellular level.

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Superfood Salad Dressing

Divine Superfood Salad Dressing

This salad dressing is a perfect, satisfying, and easy addition to your daily superfood regime! It’s creamy, a tad spicy and packed with flavor and nutrition. Spirulina and Sun is Shining provide protein and extra minerals, hemp seeds and Sacha Inchi oil provide essential omega fatty acids, and the ginger and pepper powder provide just enough kick to get your metabolism hopping!

Ingredients:

1 Cup water
1/3 cup Hemp Seeds
1 Tbsp Sacha Inchi oil
½ Tbsp Sun is Shining
½ Tbsp Spirulina
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp Himalayan or Kalahari Salt
2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp chopped, peeled fresh ginger
1/8 tsp of chili pepper powder
½ avocado
½ cup fresh basil
½ cup fresh cilantro

Directions:

Blend all ingredients except the avocado, basil and cilantro in high speed blender. Taste, and adjust flavors to your preferences – i.e., add more lemon, salt, ginger, pepper powder now. Add avocado and blend thoroughly to a creamy texture. Lastly, add fresh herbs and gently pulse. Enjoy over fresh heirloom greens and top with hemp seeds and cherry tomatoes.
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Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese

Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese

Check out this savory recipe for a raw, vegan cheesy treat!

Ingredients:

½ Cup Macadamia Nuts
½ Cup Cashews
1 ½ Tbsp Tamari
Juice of ½ small lemon
¼ cup water
1 tbsp raw nut flour (cashew, almond, etc) OR substitute Nutritional Yeast
1 tbsp of each: parsley, cilantro, chives, dill (plus more for garnish)

Directions:

1. Soak Cashews & Macadamias in 1 cup water overnight.
2. Pour out soak water and in blender/food processer combine all ingredients and blend until creamy, if needed—add water/lemon or tamari to create smoother mix.
3. Pour blended ingredients into a nut milk bag or tied cheese cloth and suspend over a bowl to allow for drainage. Allow cheese to ferment for 24-48 hours.
4. Set in container, refrigerate to set cheese (20 min minimum)
5. Upon setting the cheese, garnish with leftover herbs
6. For extra rich flavor, add 1 tbsp Sunfood Botija Olive Oil over top of cheese plate.
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Golden Berry Fudge

Golden Berry Fudge

This fudge is super easy to make and delicious to eat! It is the perfect treat when you need just a bit of something sweet. Plus, if you need a quick gift, these are perfect for giving!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup cacao butter, melted
1 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla powder
½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
2 tsp lucuma powder
1 cup cacao powder
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup golden berries

Procedure:

Place all the ingredients in a high power blender – EXCEPT the goji berries and golden berries – in the order listed. Blend until well combined.
Place blended batter in a mixing bowl and add berries. Hand stir all ingredients well.
Line an 8×8 glass baking dish with non-stick paper. Evenly spread fudge batter in dish.
Place glass dish in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until batter has hardened.
Once hardened, remove fudge from dish simply by lifting the edges of the paper. Peel paper away from fudge and then cut into bite-sized pieces.
Will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks, or the freezer for months, in an airtight container.
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