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Why Lemons Are More than Iced Tea Garnishes

When’s the last time you actually ate that slice of lemon perched on the side of your glass of water or iced tea? Lemons have somehow gotten a reputation of being pretty to look at but irrelevant to eat. But in spite of their role in the restaurant industry, lemons boast of more health benefits […]

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Sally Bartle - Citrus peel is loaded with d-limonene which IMO makes lemons an extremely healthy choice. I took a d-limonene supplement to “cure” heartburn which I had for at least 10 years. Been heartburn free for nearly 5 years. That is just one of it’s benefits. I highly recommend it!

Tiffany Elkins - Love Love Love Lemons, our kids will even just cut one in slices and eat them 🙂

John - We have a lemon tree in our yard, so we are very luck to have lemons when we want them. For those that don’t I would recommend supplements! They are much cheaper than buying whole lemons!

julie - I love eating raw lemon (rinds and all), but stopped because of conflicting reports about its damaging effects on organs. I’m currently trying to lower AST/ALT levels in liver and have read that lemons are good for liver detoxification and then other articles contradicting that very same notion. Help?!

Richard (Founder) - Hi Julie – A lot of the negatives that we find on the internet concerning natural food products are put up by competing interests such as the medical and pharmaceutical industries. How scary it would be for them if people could eat the right foods, exercise regularly, and stay healthy. We have not seen anything that is objective in its criticism of using the lemon for detox. In addition, two other good detox products to consider are the Seaweed and Nopal Cactus.

Trading Diet Pills for Nopal Cactus

As you’ve probably realized by now, there’s no such thing as a magic diet pill that will instantly give you a beach model’s body. You can try every infomercial diet and read weight loss books until you go cross-eyed, but it always comes down to eating sensibly and exercising enough. Now before you get discouraged […]

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Maria C Rodriguez - Very useful info thanks

pat - As a retired health care professional and a certified Personal trainer..I know and believe that there is no magic pill or answer to weight loss but I do believe that with a good healthy diet and supplementation of fiber..psyillium and products like Nopal..one can lose weight by feeling full faster and it is good for the health of the colon.I have taken the Nopal capsules and have found them to be beneficial.Fiber is great for heart health as well..a product worth trying!!

Sally Bartle - I do get tired of popping pills. Think I’ll mix it in my full fat organic yogurt and smoothies. Thanks for the tip!

tiffany elkins - I want to thank you for all of your hard work. We need to enrich our bodies with healthy things like the cactus rather then man made junk that only causes our bodies harm.I saw you and your daughter on know the cause, I am new to your site and am loving it. Just placed my first order today 🙂

Jolinda Menne - Enjoy listening to you on “Know the Cause” and getting ready to order some of your products now. Thank you for your knowledge and work for our good health. Have a blessed day!

Blessings, Jolinda Menne

The Healing Powers of Olive Leaves

Although olive leaf extract may sound like some kind of new age alternative medicine, it has actually been used to treat a variety of ailments since Biblical times.  Ancient Egyptians had the first recorded use of olive leaves over 5,000 years ago for the preservation of their mummies. They found that by wrapping the mummies […]

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Sally Bartle - Great information. I take your olive leaf capsules, think I’ll try your tea, too.

Shirley R. - I do enjoy sipping tea almost everyday – helps me find time to sit back and relax especially in the evening. Sometimes I even light candles. I’ll add this to my collection of flavors.

Lauren - I am a tea snob too. I’ve actually tried Seagate’s olive tea and think it’s delicious plus it has helped me get over sickness. Love it!

Trayvon - That’s some impressive history. It must have astounding qualities if it was used for preventing decomposition of the body. Too bad the experiments didn’t fare so well!

Kat Braza - There’s a buy one get one free deal now from Seagate. Awesome. I have heard about the healing qualities of olive leaves before but never got around to finding a product to buy. This is a great deal and I loved the history you added to this post! 🙂

riazigmans@hotmail.com - love the products helps my sniffles and sinus problems.

Dear Seagate – How Much Nopal…is in Nopal?

Every week we will be posting anonymous questions from our customers. Everything from correct dosage, to our farming methods, and much more. Following up with last week’s Dear Seagate about Nopal cactus, we had another interesting question come in that should be shared with all… Dear Seagate I bought  a cactus leaf (ear?) at the […]

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rob - wow, 3-5% yield. that’s a lot of nopal leaves for making powder! agreed that the powder would have more impact since it does not have water as a filler like the actual nopal leave does.

sarahluvzveggies - i love nopales, i make them all the time with my breakfast. i didn’t know they can have such a positive impact on health. i’ll let my parents know because they’ve had probs with their blood pressure.

Sammy Largo - It’s probably best to try both options separately so you can determine what works and rule out what doesn’t. Then you won’t have to keep buying both. I’m assuming Seagate’s product is going to be more effective, would like to hear the results!

todd the toad - Nopal? I’ve never even heard of it! I found the item listed in the product section though and I have seen nopal leaves at the store but have never prepared it before. Not sure what the taste is like? Googling…

Champagne France, fungicide and pesticide spraying

The Champagne region of France is a beautiful part of the world, known for their pastoral settings, vineyards and champagne production.  Due to international trademarks, this is the only part of the world with the right to apply the name champagne to their wine.   The grapevine photograph above was taken on July 6, when […]

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Sally Bartle - Although wine and champagne give me a headache, I occasionally do like a glass of champagne. Why do some people get headaches and others don’t? That is no longer of importance to me for I won’t be drinking either one. Thanks for posting this.

Fifty Percent of Fungi to Fight

About half of fungi are harmful to the human body, so you have a 50/50 chance of being okay in their presence. When you think about it, those odds aren’t exactly comforting. Feel free to blame fungi if you’ve ever had athlete’s foot, a yeast infection, or a toenail infection. Since fungus is inherently organic […]

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Sally Bartle - Thanks for your healthy products to keep us fungal free!

Fridays’ Farm Fact – Crop Rotation is Essential to Organic Farming

Whether you’re running large-scale organic farm or growing a tiny organic garden in your backyard, everything seems to revolve around crop rotation. Believe it or not, crop rotation is more than just switching out what you plant from year to year. Crop rotation is a systematic approach to deciding which plants will thrive best in […]

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Sally Bartle - Companion planting, intercropping, is the way to go. Trying to plant an organic garden is not so easy. I always had trouble with fungus killing a lot of my plants here is southeast Louisiana. Got any ideas? Crop rotation in different areas can work if you have lots of space, which I don’t. Have you heard about using d-limonene on plants?

Dear Seagate – Digestion and Nopal Cactus

Every week we will be posting anonymous questions from our customers. Everything from correct dosage, to our farming methods, and much more. Dear Seagate I bought Nopal Cactus. I’m on my second bottle and I need to know if I can take this anytime or just before meals? I sometime forget to take them early […]

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Sally Bartle - Besides “loosening stools”, I take it because it absorbs sugar and fungus in the gut, as well as cleaning out the intestinal walls. Due to the fact that fungus makes you fat, just ask Doug Kaufmann, it is great if you are on a weight loss diet as well as a healthy diet! What else can do all that??? I need to order more, pronto!

Pat - Have used this and it is a great fiber and well worth trying.Just be sure to drink plenty of water and take prior to eating to give a feeling of fullness.I totally agree with the post about fungus.

Boosting Your Brain Power with Omega-3

Believe it or not, your body needs things that it can’t produce itself. Therefore, it’s up to you, and only you, to incorporate them into your daily diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of those things, and the ideal food sources to get them from are fatty fishes, flaxseeds, and nuts. But as you may […]

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Debra Privett - I love Seagate I feel like I can always trust them.

Pat - Omega 3s are so vital to our every day health..sardines and flax seed oil or just flax seeds are a tremendous source..easy to incorporate into our diets.Lets try to stop inflammation, boost our immunity and prevent illness!!!

tiffany elkins - we try hard to do the fish oil, but go in spurts unfortunately, however flax seed (I know not a lot) and nuts are regularly in our diet 🙂

julie - I’m vegan, so fish oil is out. I’m also sensitive to flaxseed. I currently rely on avocado and walnuts for omega 3. Any other supplements out there for vegans with food sensitivities?

Richard (Founder) - Hi Julie- Both of our Omega-3 products are fish-based and not for vegans — Shark Liver Oil and Marine Protein (from sardines). We do have good vegetable freeze-dried concentrates at Seagate that would be good for vegans with sensitivities — carrot, garlic, broccoli, tomato etc. However, these do not contain omega-3s.

Richard (Founder) - Seagate replies
Hi Julie — Have you tried the olive oil caps?