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2014-06-20 12:24:25

CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are two of the latest such examples, having both been used by the ancient Aztecs. According to Mintel, the use of chia seeds as an ingredient has continued to grow, with a tenfold increase in ingredient penetration globally between 2009 and 2014. North America saw the majority of chia seed food and...

2014-06-11 23:10:49

Two moms certified as Holistic Health Coaches will explore their families’ experiences as they embark on the Suburban Smackdown (as seen on Charlotte Today), a family challenge of buying nothing new for six months, on the new health and lifestyle blog Spunky Avocado. Matthews, NC (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Two holistic health and lifestyle coaches expand beyond their traditional role of clean eating and attack the habit of over-consumption through their Suburban Smackdown Challenge. Spunky...

2014-06-02 12:29:52

Naturally Inspired, Award-Winning* Skin Care Range Expands at Vitamin World® Stores Nationwide LONG ISLAND, N.Y., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Doctor(TM), a leading skin care brand in the UK, is proud to introduce the new Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Collection, a nutrient-rich line that nourishes and revitalizes skin and hair. The 10-product collection features the powerful ingredients' properties to deeply moisturize and revive dry, tired skin and stressed hair....

2014-06-01 23:00:22

Recently, iFitDress.com, an innovative company that provides many kinds of wedding dresses and women’s special occasion dresses, has announced its new collection of eggplant cocktail dresses. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, an innovative company that provides many kinds of wedding dresses and women’s special occasion dresses, has announced its new collection of eggplant cocktail dresses. Besides, the company has launched a special offer on these graceful eggplant...

2014-05-28 23:05:56

A new Small Membership Advisory Community launched by Wild Apricot is designed to help participants share helpful ideas and best practices for small associations, clubs and non-profits. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Toronto-based software company Wild Apricot has launched a Small Membership Advisory Community for small associations, club and nonprofits to facilitate the sharing of best practices, actionable advice and mistakes to avoid by professionals and experts in the industry....

2014-05-27 23:12:35

New Performance Sports Training Center Opening in South Florida on June 2nd Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Athletic Republic, the industry leader in performance sports training, is pleased to announce the opening of a new performance sports training center in South Florida at 4811 Lyons Technology Parkway in Coconut Creek. "Athletic Republic is excited about returning to the market after Athletic Republic affiliate, FAST, elected to leave the market 6 years ago," stated...

2014-05-27 23:11:59

Urban legend says that eating apples will improve one’s health. According to Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP, recent research indicates that this is true at least for avocados. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Hippocrates, the father of western healing, stated: “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” The last few decades of research show that many foods can be beneficial for health. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath, Dr. J G Moellendorf,...

2014-05-21 23:04:18

Artemis International taps agency to excite the market about Aronia berries: a superfruit prized by Europeans that grows virtually unnoticed, right here in America. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Everyone knows that blueberries are high in antioxidant capacity. In fact, it made them famous as a superfruit around the world. But did you know that Aronia berries are three times higher? Aronia? Chances are you’ve never heard of these super dark berries–but that’s about to change....

2014-05-20 23:17:17

Aloe Your Miracle Doctor is a new program that covers over 130 home remedies for more than 80 disorders and 25 easy-to-make homemade beauty remedies. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Aloe Your Miracle Doctor is a newly updated program developed by Yulia Berry, who has over 15 years of experience in the beauty care industry. The program covers aloe remedies for diseases and conditions such as psoriasis,...

2014-05-13 23:10:47

Herbal Papaya launches new Papaya Superfruit Wellness drink, extends their supplements line to include papaya leaf weight loss support and blood support supplements and launches Herbalist Help Desk Phone Line. Wylie, TX (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Herbal Papaya announced today that it is launching a new highly delicious Papaya Super Fruit wellness drink based in response to customer demands. It is also extending its line of USDA organic teas to include a Papaya Leaf and Seed Detox Tea, and...


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Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
2014-05-16 11:05:52

Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is native to western North America in sixteen states as well as southern British Columbia, Canada. This tree is also known as the bull pine, blackjack pine, or western pitch, red and yellow pine, as well as Yosemite pine. The Ponderosa pine grows at sea level up to 9843 feet above sea level and can live 300-600 years. This pine is one of the largest pine trees growing to heights of 235 feet and can achieve a trunk diameter of 324 inches. The bark of mature...

Pond Pine, Pinus serotina
2014-05-16 10:40:26

Pond Pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the United States along the Atlantic coast from southern New Jersey south to Florida then west to southern Alabama. This pine grows in wet ground near ponds, and swamps and is also known as the marsh pine or pocosin pine. The pond pine is a small tree growing to heights of 82 feet with a trunk diameter of 2.6 feet. The tree tends to grow crooked and has several tops at the crown. The bark is scaly and reddish brown in color. The needles grow in bundles...

Pitch Pine, Pinus rigida
2014-05-16 10:12:06

Pitch pine (Pinus rigida) is native to the northeastern United States from Maine to northern Georgia and west to Ohio and Kentucky with a few found in Quebec and Ontario, Canada. This pine can be found growing in coastal areas as it is somewhat salt resistant. The Pitch pine grows from sea level up to 8038 feet above sea level. This tree grows in all types of soil from acidic sandy soils to the gravelly soils, and from the driest of areas to the wettest. This tree is a small to medium...

Ocote Pine, Pinus oocarpa
2014-05-16 09:55:29

Ocote pine (Pinus oocarpa) is native to Mexico and Central America. This tree is also known as the Mexican yellow pine, hazelnut pine, pino Amarillo, and pino avellano. This pine is closely related to the pinus greggii and pinus patula. This pine grows at altitudes of 3000-7000 feet above sea level while in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua it grows at lower altitudes of 2600 feet. In poor soils, the tree will only grow between 32.8 and 49.2 feet tall and up to 39.3 feet in shallow soil...

Michoacan Pine, Pinus devoniana, needles and male flower
2014-04-27 08:19:00

Michoacan Pine (Pinus devoniana) is found in Mexico from S. Sinaloa to Chiapas and Guatemala in the montane forest, which is one level below the subalpine zone found around the globe.  The temperature within the montane is between 43 and 54 degrees Fahrenheit. The location of the Michoacan pine will change with the climate change and grow in the warmer regions. Michoacan pine grows at elevations of 2953 and 8202 feet above sea level in warm to subtropical climates. This pine requires an...

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