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organic produceOur earth has more than 400,000 species of plants recorded so far.  All this green around us has hidden treasures within them. Not all but many of these herbs contain medicinal properties. Humans have exploited these nature’s gifts for a very long time. We have found evidence suggesting use of herbs form the very humble beginnings of human life.

Interestingly it’s not just us humans who seem to have found benefits from Mother Nature’s bounty. You could get some good examples of how humans have put to use this knowledge to build nootropic supplements at http://www.smartpillguide.org. Some animals also seem to have an innate capacity to use plants for their therapeutic properties. It is not known for sure how these animals tend to self medicate themselves but examples are plenty. Many carnivores, apes, bear and dear are known to self medicate themselves mostly to get rid of parasites, ease intestinal distress or aid digestion.

Being the most advanced cognitive race, humans have mastered the use of herbs and we continue to explore the wide possibilities in nature. But are there herbs that could really enhance cognition? The answer is ‘YES’. Some of the most well-known herbs with nootropic properties are Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Green tea etc.

Ashwagandha, Romsemary, Sage etc are other herbs which have nootropic properties like the herbs mentioned above. What if we can take all the good stuff from all these herbs and put it in a capsule form. This is exactly what nootropic supplements are about. They have natural potent chemicals which function to make you think better, live better and feel better. So if you find following the pure herbal path for better brain function a little time consuming and less appealing to your taste buds. You could always grab a nootropic supplement like Optimind.

Although Optimind reviews are pretty convincing with a strong back up of positive reviews from customers, we recommend consulting a health care provider before you decide upon the nootropic supplement.  This energy supplement also claims to have no side effects reported.

You will find all information related to similar health supplements including side effects, results and even the ingredients on web. We strongly suggest that you learn about your pill before you begin using it, for your own safety.

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organic produceAs a Western Kansas farm girl (born and raised), I'm very passionate about agriculture. With that said, it's difficult for me to even consider agricultural practices that I'm not very familiar with, one of these being organic produce.

Recently, Aaron wrote an article about how he was going to continue eating (mostly) organic produce, but that he found the delivery fee for his groceries to be much too high for his liking.

"All are organic and all tasted great, though the lettuce was a little wilted. Quantity and the delivery price, not quality, was where it failed for me."

This got me thinking about if it's even worth it to spend extra money on organic produce vs non-organic fruits and vegetables, especially if you are trying to get out of debt like I am. After all, the more I spend on living expenses, like food, the less I can put toward debt and the longer I'll be paying astronomical interest rates for my past over-spending.

With these things in mind, I decided to do a little more research about organic produces and the benefits of it vs. non-organic fruits and vegetables. After all, the best way to decide something like this is to be educated on both sides of the debate before making a decision.

What's the Difference Between Organic Produce and Non-Organic Produce?

Typically those who choose to consume organic produce decide to do so for health-related reasons. The idea is that organic produce is healthier for you and more nutritious because it's grown without pesticides and other chemicals. But there has been conflicting research over the past few years about how true this really is.

Whenever one scientific journal comes out with a new study in favor of the health benefits of organic produce, another one is published with the opposite opinion. This is primarily because of the high percentage of organic produce that comes in to contact with non-organic produce, thus it becomes cross-contaminated.

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smoking cigarettesIf you have a costly addiction, it can be difficult to see life without it. Whether it's using a credit card for impulse purchases, gambling, drinking, eating out at fancy restaurants, or a host of others, an addiction can be a difficult thing to quit — such as smoking cigarettes.

In addition to being an expensive habit, smoking cigarettes is unhealthy and has other high costs, such as for medical care and life insurance.

Here are some of the high costs of smoking cigarettes:

Buying cigarettes

A pack of cigarettes costs $5 to $15 per pack, depending on what state you live in. A pack a day at $10 per adds up to $3,650 per year.

Work productivity while smoking cigarettes

Ohio State University researchers found that smokers average five breaks per workday, resulting in less productivity at work than nonsmokers. Smokers also take 2.5 more sick days per year than nonsmokers.

That lost productivity and extra health care costs for smokers costs employers $5,816 more per year, the researchers found.

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