June 25, 2017

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June 22, 2017

Evernote is an important tool for me

I have been using Evernote since December 2010.This service has efficiently helped me to store and organize the information I research.

I highly recommend their service.

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By the Numbers: 18 Amazing Evernote Statistics (February 2017)

Article Last Updated:  by Craig Smith
Lately, I have been focusing some of my stat posts on digital services that we tend to take for granted and rarely stop to think about just how massive they are. Here is one that I dare say just about all of us use and probably take for granted to a certain extent: Evernote.
It seems like Evernote has been organizing our lives forever. This highly customizable, multi-device tool is essential to clipping, saving and keeping projects on track. Personally, there is no way I could work a day job, keep my personal life on track and keep DMR (relatively) organized and updated without Evernote. It is a great product.
So, have you ever stopped to think about just how big Evernote is? You may be surprised to see that their user totals rival those of Pinterest and Snapchat. Here is a rundown of how many people use Evernote and other interesting statistics that I was able to dig up. As always, this post will be updated semi-regularly, so be sure to check back for more data in the future.

Evernote Statistics

Year Evernote was founded:

How many Evernote users:

Last updated 1/16/17

Number of notes created on Evernote:

Last updated 2/8/17

Number of attachments that have been added on Evernote:

Last updated 2/8/17

Amount of Evernote cloud-based data:

Last updated 2/8/17

The number of users for Evernote’s Skitch app:

Last updated 5/14/14

Number of users for Evernote’s Penultimate app:

Last updated 5/14/14

Number of Evernote users in the Asia Pacific Region:

Last updated 5/14/14

Number of Evernote users in the Europe, the Middle East or Africa:

Last updated 5/14/14

Number of Evernote users in the US:

Last updated 9/14/15

Number of Evernote users in Latin America:

Last updated 10/8/15

Number of Evernote users in China:

Last updated 9/14/15

Amount of products Evernote has made from market sales:

Last updated 10/2/14

Number of Evernote users in India:

Last updated 9/14/15

Number of Evernote users in Brazil:

Last updated 9/14/15

Number of languages supported by Evernote:

Last updated 2/5/16

Number of Evernote employees:

Last updated 1/6/17

Reported amount Evernote has raised in funding:

Last updated 1/6/17

Reported Value of Evernote:

Last updated 1/6/17

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from Evernote’s own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.

Why “Weed” is a Vegetable and Why Juicing it is Best

By Susan Patterson

We talk a lot about the benefits of juicing, including the concentrated serving of potent antioxidants and vital nutrients that you get when you consume fresh juice made from organic produce.

Juicing is an excellent way to help your body detoxify, build up your immune system and supercharge your health. We have given recipes for juice made with carrots, ginger, kale, spinach and such, but we want to address another potent juicing ingredient that you should, if you can, consider tossing in your juicer, Cannabis Sativa L. (aka marijuana).

Cannabis Sativa L. may well indeed be one of the most persecuted plants in the history of plants. Without crossing the line into drug wars and heavy politics, it is easy to see the plant for what it truly is, naked in all of its essences. When one looks at both the scientific as well as anecdotal evidence, adding a few leaves to your morning juice seems like nothing short of a fabulous idea.

All plants, according to author and speaker Michael Pollan, have an astounding ability to nourish us, poison us, calm our nerves, delight our senses or even change our experience of consciousness. Cannabis Sativa L. is just one of thousands of plants that are packed with beneficial nutrients and therapeutic value, that has been, up until only recently, all but ignored.

Cannabis is a vegetable

Vegetables are known as “herbaceous plants grown for an edible part, usually eaten as part of a meal.” Parts of a plant used may be the leaf, root, stem or flower. We enjoy some vegetables raw, others cooked.

However, when we heat a vegetable it loses a great deal of its beneficial nutrients and enzymes. By definition, cannabis is no different – it too is a vegetable and it also loses a great deal of its nutritional value when heated.

Dr. William Courtney, MD, is a member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, the International Cannabinoid Research Society, the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine, and the Society of Clinical Cannabis.

Heavily involved in cannabinoid research, Courtney has treated more than 7,000 patients using cannabis as medicine. He is presently working passionately to educate both laymen and professional health practitioners regarding the benefits of this amazing plant, and the need to preserve strains with unique medicinal profiles while restoring safe access to cannabis worldwide.

Raw cannabis contains a highly digestible globular protein which is balanced for all of the essential amino acids. It contains the ideal ratio of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, and is the only known source of essential cannabinoid acids. According to Dr. Courtney, over 7 billion people worldwide would benefit from access to cannabis as a functional food.

Courtney is not the only one advocating for a restored appreciation of this ancient plant. Dr. Donald Abrams is chief of hematology and oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Abrams has conducted in-depth research on the medical use of cannabis and says: “If cannabis were discovered in an Amazon rainforest today, people would be clambering to make as much use as they could of all of the potential benefits of the plant. Unfortunately, it carries with it a long history of being a persecuted plant.”

A little science

There are over 480 natural components within the Cannabis Sativa plant – more than 70 have been classified as “cannabinoids,” unique chemicals to this plant. Perhaps the best known, or at least most talked about, of these chemicals is THC, the substance that is mainly responsible for the psychoactive effects of the plant. However, it is the lesser known compounds, CBD and THCV, found in the leaves and trichrome covered flowers of the raw plant, that deliver the nutritional and therapeutic punch.

The great news is that these substances are non-psychoactive. In fact, these non-psychoactive compounds found in the buds and the leaves are loaded with antioxidants. CBD has been found to be a strong anti-cancer compound that has the ability to prevent and reverse a number of chronic illnesses.

The human body contains a built-in endogenous cannabinoid system, which comes complete with cannabinoid receptors. Therefore, inputting CBD from marijuana can help to normalize the body’s functional systems, including communication between cells and immune system function.

In the December 2004 issue of Scientific American, an article addressed a molecule in cannabis that was capable of two-way communication with nerve cells. According to the article, one-way traffic to nerves is the main cause of inflammation in the body.

When immune cells are constantly attacked and there is no communication with the nerves to tell them to ease up, inflammation becomes chronic and this leads to a host of other problems. When cannabinoids are added to the mix, they work to provide this two-way conversation and shut down the internal chaos.

A good way to think about CBDs is to think of them as regulators, bringing out-of-whack systems back into order. This is what makes it so good for so many conditions. Recently, the FDA approved CBD, and the federal patent for CBD compares it with vitamin A and vitamin E, and shows that CBD is more powerful than either of these.

People who have compromised immune systems, chronic inflammation, cellular dysfunction and even cancerous cells can benefit by consuming CBDs, according to Dr. Courtney. And, the best way to benefit from the CBDs in cannabis is to juice raw marijuana leaves and buds.

Russo notes that people who may not produce enough cannabinoids on their own naturally might be at a higher risk of such illnesses as glaucoma, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome.

Research shows that CBDs may also be therapeutic for diabetes, arthritis, sleep disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, diabetes and chronic pain.

Life applications

Kristen Peskuski suffered from a host of debilitating conditions including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, anemia, chronic bacterial infections and hypoglycemia before she began juicing cannabis.

Kristen, who tried smoking medicinal marijuana, did not have nearly the same results as she did when she began juicing. Since she began juicing she is off of all of her antibiotics, painkillers, and anti-inflammatories, and has even had a child which her OBGYN felt would have been originally impossible with her history of endometriosis.

A two-year-old child who had undergone all western treatment possible for brain tumors – including a 24-hour surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation – was given little hope of surviving. As a last resort, the child’s parents started juicing raw cannabis leaves and giving her a shot glass a day. After one month, the brain tumors shrank and stopped growing.

Although Dr. Courtney acknowledges that smoked cannabis can be used as a medical therapy, he believes that the healthiest way to benefit from this plant is to use it in a preventative manner in its raw form. When cannabis is heated – smoked or cooked – 99 percent of the benefits are passed over.

Courtney claims that cannabis is “the most important vegetable on our planet” because of its ability to boost the immune system, act as an anti-inflammatory, improve bone metabolism and boost neural function.
How can I benefit from juicing raw cannabis?

Even if you are otherwise healthy, you can still benefit from juicing raw cannabis. Here are seven reasons why including it in your daily health regime may be a good idea.

  • Raw cannabis will help boost your energy
  • Raw cannabis is loaded with antioxidants
  • Juicing raw cannabis provides a concentrated source of essential nutrients
  • Raw cannabis provides the perfect balance of omega 3 and omega 6
  • Raw cannabis is a potent anti-inflammatory
  • Raw cannabis is not psychoactive
  • Raw cannabis is a complete protein
Juicing considerations

If you live in a state where you have legal access to fresh raw cannabis or can grow your own, Dr. Courtney recommends the following:

  • Use fresh and clean buds and leaves only. Organic is best.
  • Do not use cannabis that has been dried.
  • Use 15 leaves and 2 large buds per day.
  • Mix other vegetables such as carrots to cut the bitterness. Try 1 part cannabis juice to 10 parts carrot juice, divide it up into 3 servings, and take before each meal.

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There are presently twenty American states that have recognized the therapeutic value of marijuana, although the federal government continues to classify it as Schedule 1 drug with no “accepted medical use.” This is in spite of the fact that they have been funding research on marijuana for years.

Those advocating for its use are concerned that as long as it is classified as a drug, many millions of people will miss out on this amazing superfood. Meanwhile, groups such as Cannabis International and others continue to educate the public and speak to as to how legalization could, in fact, change the world.

-Susan Patterson

Susan is the Content Director at The Alternative Daily, a Certified Health Coach, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and Master Gardener. With an extensive knowledge of whole foods and wellness, Susan enjoys educating others on how to live healthy and sustainable lives. She presently lives off the grid in the middle of the New Mexican high desert with her three children and numerous animals.

http://www.canna-centers.com/cannabis-science#CBD – Cannabidiol

June 21, 2017

A timely and instructive quote from the Native Americans.

"When choosing a leader, we always kept in mind that humility provides clarity where arrogance makes a cloud. The last thing we wanted was to be led by someone whose judgment
and actions were clouded by arrogance.
The Lakota Way

EHT--improving memory and eyesight

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Almost immediately I noticed that I slept deeply and better. I noticed that my eyes were sharper and clearer. My memory has certainly improved. I am now ready to recommend this product to all who follow me online.

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Nerium EHT is a new anti-aging brain supplement. The EHT molecule is a patent-protected molecule created by Dr. Jeffry Stock after a reported 20 years of research in Princeton University Labs, which is home to one of the top neuroscience programs in the world.

Who Makes Nerium EHT?

Nerium EHT is manufactured by a company called Signum BioSciences. The company is based in Princeton, NJ. The product itself will be sold through the marketing division of Nerium International, LLC which is located in Addison, Texas.

The EHT molecule itself was discovered by Princeton University researcher Dr. Jeffry Stock. According to the official Princeton.edu website, Dr. Stock is a professor of molecular biology and is a “leading expert in signal transduction and global cellular regulation.”

How the Paleo Diet Can Prevent or Reverse Diabetes

 Cat Ebeling & Mike Geary
co-authors of the best-sellers:  The Fat Burning Kitchen & The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging

Diabetes is one of the world’s most preventable epidemics

Type 2 Diabetes can be totally preventable, and virtually reversible—by making simple and inexpensive diet and lifestyle changes, and by learning an awareness of the foods and drinks that contribute to this condition.

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Can a Paleo Diet Fight Diabetes and Restore Health?

A diet high in nutrient-dense, healthy fats, and grass fed meat, wild caught fish, free range chicken, and oodles of fresh, raw vegetables and fruits, is the best and healthiest way to regain your body’s natural balance, prevent diabetes, diabetes complications, cancer and related cardiovascular disease. Studies show it as an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes and other metabolic dysfunction. One study which compared the Paleo diet with the conventional diet recommended to diabetics found that the Paleo diet leads to more weight loss, stable blood sugar, lower triglycerides, lower blood pressure, and better body mass index.

This study compared a Paleo diet with a low-fat diet in obese, women and found that the Paleo diet led to greater fat loss and metabolic improvements than the low-fat diet. And this study found similar findings as well. The Paleo diet also decreased the amount of fat stored in the liver by 50%!

Paleo/Primal diets are also about adopting a simpler healthier lifestyle which includes sitting less, getting more high-intensity exercise, good sleep, and getting outside more. The “side effects” of following a Paleo diet include fat loss, more lean muscle, clear glowing skin, reduced aging, lower cholesterol, improved energy, better moods, better digestion and gut health, fewer allergies and inflammation, better joint health, improved immune function and increased insulin sensitivity.

Which do you want? Medication with unhealthy side effects and a lifelong dependence on the medical system or better health through a healthy Paleo diet?

As always, check with your doctor before starting or stopping any new treatment plan—including what I’ve suggested in this article. This is not intended to be medical advice and is not a substitute for being under the care of a physician.


Kresser, C. (2015). Pills or Paleo? Preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes. Retrieved from https://chriskresser.com/pills-or-paleo-preventing-and-reversing-type-2-diabetes/

Kresser, C. (2014). Why Paleo should be Ranked #1 of all Weight Loss Diets. Retrieved from https://chriskresser.com/why-paleo-should-be-ranked-1-of-all-weight-loss-diets/



March 4, 2017

South American Super Berry- Maqui

Wild Maqui Berry: A Superfood with Proven Health Benefits

Both fresh whole maqui berries and maqui powder made by grinding dried fruits of the South American Aristotelia chilensis plant frequently pop up on 'superfood' and 'superberry' lists. But do the health claims made about the maqui berry, also known as the Chilean wineberry, stand up to closer scrutiny? Let's take a look at some of the most interesting science-supported health benefits of the maqui berry.

Lab Studies Rank the Maqui Berry as a Top Source of Antioxidants

Many common wild berries that grow in the northern hemisphere, such as the black elderberry or the wild blueberry (bilberry), are famous in the US and UK for their exceptionally strong antioxidant properties. But it's not only the forests in North America and Europe that produce antioxidant-rich superfoods – in fact, in recent years researchers have discovered that South American forests are teeming with a host of superberries that have even more antioxidant power than the wild berries that grow in the US and UK.
One such antioxidant gem is the maqui berry which grows wild in the rainforests in Chile and Argentina (other South American superberries include the acai berry and certain wild blueberry cultivars native to Latin America). In 2006, Chilean scientists published a compelling study in the Latin American Archives of Nutrition comparing the antioxidant power of fruits and vegetables grown in Chile. Using the FRAP (ferric reducing activity power) method, the scientists discovered that no other food in this study had as much in vitro antioxidant power. Here's an overview of the antioxidant power of some of the tested fruits and berries (expressed in mmoles Fe/100g):
  • Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis): 12.3
  • Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus): 3.5
  • Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa): 3.1
  • White mulberry(Morus alba): 1.7
  • European Raspberry (Rubus idaeus): 1.6
  • Black grape (Vitis vinifera): 1.3
  • Kiwi fruit (Actinidia Chinensis: 0.5
  • Lemon (Citrus limon: 0.3
  • White grape (Vitis vinifera): 0.2
Furthermore, a study published in the March 2008 issue of the journal Food Chemistry found that maqui extract also has antioxidant properties in vivo.
Research shows that anthocyanins are the dominating antioxidant compounds, both in whole maqui berries and maqui juice. According to a study published in the journal Phytochemical Analysis, fresh maqui berries contain on average 138 milligrams of anthocyanins per 100 grams, and dried maqui berries contain even more: a whopping 212 milligrams per 100 grams.
Antioxidant compounds, such as the anthocyanins found in fresh maqui berries and maqui powder made from the dried berries, help protect your body from the toxic effects of free radicals, unstable atoms that are generated by things like cigarette smoke and pollution. Free radicals can cause DNA damage that can lead to age-related diseases and health problems.

Eating Maqui Berries (or Drinking Maqui Juice) May Promote Cardiovascular Health

Numerous animal and human studies have demonstrated that antioxidants have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health (this is also why the best cardioprotective foods are usually high in antioxidants). A study published in the March 2008 issue of the journal Food Chemistry specifically investigated the cardioprotective effects of maqui in rats and found that maqui extract protected the test animals from heart damage.

Could Maqui Berries Offer Benefits for Diabetics?

Maqui berries have also been shown to exert anti-diabetic effects. Scientists from Rutgers University and North Carolina State University discovered that a standardized anthocyanin-rich formulation made from maqui berry improved fasting blood glucose levels and glucose tolerance in hyperglycemic, obese mice that were fed a high fat diet. A treatment with maqui anthocyanins was also found to increase both insulin mediated and non-insulin mediated glucose uptake in insulin-sensitive muscle cells.

Anti-Viral Effects

A study published in the November/December 1993 edition of the journal Phytotherapy Research found that maqui extract had significant in vitro activity against HSV-2, the herpes simplex virus type 2 (but not against HSV-1 which causes cold sores). HSV-2 infection, also known as genital herpes, is a common STD that affects an estimated 16% of Americans aged 14 to 49 years. However, at this point it is not known whether maqui berries have anti-viral effects against in HSV-2 in humans.

Where to Get Maqui Berries

If you live in the US or UK, you will likely have trouble finding fresh and frozen wild maqui berries in the stores. But don't worry, an increasing number of health food stores and online shops now carry maqui juice, dried whole maqui berries, and even maqui powder (a tiny spoonful of this highly concentrated powder can give your favorite smoothie a serious antioxidant kick). You can find a whole range of maqui products on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
1. Hector Araya L., Carolina Clavijo R. and Claudia Herrera (2006). Capacidad antioxidante de frutas y verduras cultivados en Chile. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion (Latin American Archives of Nutrition), 56(4), 361-365.
2. Carlos L. Cespedes, Mohammed El-Hafidi, Natalia Pavon, and Julio Alarcon (2008). Antioxidant and cardioprotective activities of phenolic extracts from fruits of Chilean blackberry Aristotelia chilensis (Elaeocarpaceae), Maqui. Food Chemistry, 107(2), 820-829.
2. Soledad Miranda-Rottmann et al (2002). Juice and Phenolic Fractions of the Berry Aristotelia chilensis Inhibit LDL Oxidation in Vitro and Protect Human Endothelial Cells against Oxidative Stress. J. Agric. Food Chem., 50(26), 7542-7547.
3. Maria Teresa Escribano-Bailon et al (2006). Anthocyanins in berries of Maqui [Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz]. Phytochemical Analysis, 17(1), 8-14.
4. Leonel E. Rojo et al (2012). In vitro and in vivo anti-diabetic effects of anthocyanins from Maqui Berry (Aristotelia chilensis). Food Chemistry, 131(2), 387-396.
5. P. Pacheco et al (1993). Antiviral activity of chilean medicinal plant extracts. Phytotherapy Research, 7(6), 415-418
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