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How to use Umeboshi

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How to use Umeboshi

 Salt-Pickled Umeboshi Plums with ShisoThe first time I truly witnessed the power of umeboshi plums was when I was 15 years old. I was fairly new to macrobiotics and often witnessed my mother, who was battling a Stage IV cancer use them to prepare home remedies; medicinal drinks that fight infections, alkalize the blood and heal the cells. After 6 months of practicing macrobiotics, my mother’s cancer stopped spreading and all of my allergies went away. But the most immediate power of umeboshi plums, praised for their many healing properties, including combating systematic toxicity, I witnessed at a house party...

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Macrobiotic Nutrition & Lifestyle: The Superpowers of Umeboshi Plum

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Macrobiotic Nutrition & Lifestyle: The Superpowers of Umeboshi Plum

Umeboshi Fruit, Harvesting and Preparation   Umeboshi is a species of fruit-bearing tree sharing the same family roots withcherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and almonds. Umeboshi which is oftencalled a "plum" is actually a cross between an apricot and plum. Traditionally made by harvesting ume fruit when it ripens around June, youngumeboshi are packed in barrels with shiso leaves (which add flavour and a pinkish red colour), water and 20% sea salt per weight of fruit. The sea salt extracts a salty sour liquid called umezu, often translated as “ume vinegar”. Ume soaks in it for about two weeks and is then ready for consumption. Finished umeboshi plums...

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How to protect you and your family from the coronavirus

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How to protect you and your family from the coronavirus

Public health officials advise taking everyday preventive actions to avoid the spread of coronavirus A virus gets on a surface — The droplets from sneezing are in the tens of thousands and they divulge in the surrounding area of where the person had the action of sneezing. Clean your doorknobs regularly. Similarly, be cautious with stairway banisters, desktops, cell phones, toys, laptops, shoes and any surface area. So after going out removed your shoes spray them withZero Natural Force LACTIC Detergent - multipurpose natural Acid Disinfectant. WHERE: Multi-purpose disinfectant for all washable hard surfaces: houses, nursing homes, kindergartens, industrial rooms, technical laboratories,...

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Chinese New Year Vegan Feast

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Chinese New Year Vegan Feast

A Vegan Chinese New Year celebration can be full of flavour and colour. To prove that, we are bringing you recipes that are sure to satisfy all guests from appetizer to dessert.  Vegan Jackfruit Spring Rolls - WealthSpring rolls (春卷 Chūnjuǎn /chwnn- jwen/) get their name because they are traditionally eaten during the Spring Festival. It is a Chinese New Year dish especially popular in East China  Lucky Saying for Eating Spring Rolls黃金萬兩 (hwung-jin wan-lyang/): 'A ton of gold' (because fried spring rolls look like gold bars) — a wish for prosperity. Ingredients (Makes 8 spring rolls) 1 Jar of Clearspring Jack...

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Macrobiotic Nutrition & Lifestyle: Achieving Balance in the New Year

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Macrobiotic Nutrition & Lifestyle: Achieving Balance in the New Year

In 2020, Third Time’s A Charm In 2020, across the globe we are welcoming three major New Years in a single month. In the Gregorian calendar, also known as the solar calendar, the most widely used calendar system today, New Year occurs on January 1st. The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in 46 BC is still observed in parts of the Eastern Orthodox Church and is celebrated on January 14th. Chinese New Year, or generally referred to as Lunar New Year, in 2020 will begin on January 25th, initiating the Year of the Rat.Whichever calendar you might observe, the...

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