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Mix Turmeric, Ginger And Coconut Milk And Drink It One Hour Before Bed! The Results In The Morning… Amazing!

With more than 100 million Americans experiencing digestive problems, most people know that  heartburn, bloating, constipation and gas are signs that something is amiss with their intestinal health.

Fortunately, there are ways to help treat these digestive issues naturally. Below the benefits of turmeric milk are discussed as a bedtime drink and a recipe is given for an anti-inflammatory bedtime beverage based on coconut and turmeric. This drink can improve digestion and avoid nighttime heartburn and reflux.

Turmeric. Curcumin stimulates the gallbladder to produce bile, which some people think may help improve digestion. The German Commission E, which determines which herbs can be safely prescribed in Germany, has approved turmeric for digestive problems. And one double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that turmeric reduced symptoms of bloating and gas in people suffering from indigestion.

Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.

Coconut milk. If you’re struggling with constipation, getting more fiber in your diet may help. One cup of raw coconut milk has 5 grams of fiber. It is also used as a laxative. It can also be a remedy for urinary and kidney problems.

Raw honey contains over 5000 enzymes including amylase, a digestive enzyme for carbohydrates. The benefit of ingesting naturally occurring enzymes such as amylase is that it reduces the burden on the body to produce these enzymes itself to digest the food.

How to make this drink?

Ingredients

-1 teaspoon of turmeric

-2 cups coconut milk

-1 piece of ginger root or 1 teaspoon of ginger powder

-1 tablespoon of honey

-¼ teaspoon of black pepper.

Instructions

Take a bowl and add all the ingredients, except the honey. Mix them well. After that, pour the mixture into a saucepan and heat until it starts to bowl. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Let it cool a little bit, add the honey and drink while it’s still warm. Your drink is ready!

The drink is very simple to prepare it and solves many problems with stomach, bad breath.

We recommend you to drink it one hour before you go to sleep, and you will wake up refreshed and full with energy!

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Start your day with a shot of THIS! It’s exploding with nutrients

A “ginger shot” or ginger elixir is a fantastic digestive system aid.  Simply take about one ounce (a shot) of this Aryurvedic formula a few minutes prior to eating.   The lemon/ginger combination delivers quite a punch which is perfectly tempered by the raw honey used in the formulation.  This addictive elixir has components which both warm and sooth the stomach as well as stimulate the release of gastric juices.

Ginger contains:
1,8-cineole, 6-gingerol, 6-shogaol, 8-shogaol, acetic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, alpha-phellandrene, alpha-pinene, alpha-terpinene, alpha-terpineol, arginine, ascorbic acid, beta-bisolene, beta-carotene, beta-pinene, beta-sitosterol, boron, caffeic acid, camphor, capsaicin, chlorogenic acid, curcumene, gingerols, sesquiphellandrene, zingiberene, resins, starches, fats, proteins.
Vitamin E: 90%
Vitamin B6: 42%
Niacin: 26%
Vitamin C: 12%
Manganese 1325%
Iron: 64%
Selenium: 55%
Magnesium: 46%

Health benefits of ginger include:

Aids digestion, excess gas, diarrhea, bone heath, disinfects and detoxifies, is a known aphrodisiac, increases blood circulation, calms nausea and the flu. Other treatments are currently being researched such as vertigo, intestinal worms and for emotional support.

How to Make a “Ginger Shot” Elixir for Digestion

1.  Five lemons

2.  3 pieces of ginger root

3.  1/4 cup of raw organic honey

4.  1/4 teaspoonful of Black pepper

5.  1 cup of purified water

5.  Juicer for the ginger

 Preparation

Make one cup of fresh lemon juice.

Make one cup of fresh ginger root juice.

Mix the ginger juice and lemon juice with the water in a large bowel.  Add the black pepper and honey.  Use a whisk to fully blend the honey and pepper with the juice.

Refrigerate in sealed glass  once completely mixed.

Tip:  For added benefit, add just a touch of heat (cayenne/turmeric/etc.).

Raw Cabbage Juice alkalinizes the body, stimulates the immune system, kills bacteria and viruses, heals ulcers, prevents cancer

There is not a lot we can say for sure about ulcers other than they hurt… a lot!  Medical professionals have prognosticated about the root cause of ulcers for years but have not settled on one.  They have claimed ulcers are due to such things as stress, alcohol, pharmaceutical use and most recently genetics.  To sum it up, they have no idea.

Nor do they have a quick solution for you as many conventional treatments take up to 40-50 days!  However, there is one natural solution that has had the support of medical research behind it for decades, but has not been publicized (such is often the case with effective natural remedies that are not tied to a brand nor profitable).

Cabbage juice one of the most advanced natural treatments for ulcers

In 1950, Dr. Garnett Cheney published an article entitled “Rapid Healing of Peptic Ulcers in Patients Receiving Fresh Cabbage Juice” .  For whatever reason it was widely ignored by the medical community.  In 1952 and 1955 two subsequent studies (one interestingly conducted on inmates of San Quinton Prison) backed Dr. Cheney’s findings.  What Dr. Cheney and  subsequent researchers concluded can be summed up in the following extract from Dr. Garnett’s article:  “The average crater healing time for seven of these patients who had duodenal ulcer was only 10.4 days, while the average time as reported in the literature, in 62 patients treated by standard therapy, was 37 days… The average crater healing time for six patients with gastric ulcer treated with cabbage juice was only 7.3 days, compared with 42 days, as reported in the literature, for six patients treated by standard therapy.” 

Dr. Cheney credited the success of cabbage juice to the presence of the amino acid S-methylmethionine (which he called Vitamin U).  Patients in the study consumed 1 quart of raw cabbage juice per day.

Additionally, raw Cabbage Juice alkalinizes the body, stimulates the immune system, kills bacteria and viruses, heals ulcers, prevents cancer

Here is how how you can make 1 quart of cabbage juice per day!

Fresh Cabbage Juice (1qt)

First Batch

  1. Boil water
  2. dice 9 cups of raw cabbage
  3. Add along with 4 1/2 cups of boiling water to a blender
  4. blend
  5. strain
  6. pour into a air tight jar or container (cover the jar or container with plastic wrap to ensure it is air tight)
  7. allow to sit at room temperature for 3 days (try to keep it at 72°f +/- ten degrees)
  8. Chill and serve

The above recipe makes a little more than a quart, this is on purpose as you will need to save the last half cup or so make the next batch:

Second Batch +

Now that you have made one batch, the subsequent batches will only need 1 day to ferment as long as you add at least a half cup from the previous batch, etc.

  1. repeat steps 1-5
  2. add 1/2 cup or more of the left over previous batch to the new batch before you ferment it.
  3. allow batch 2 to sit at room temperature for 24 hours
  4. chill

now batch 2 is ready for consumption and repeat for batch 3, etc.

The Only Spice that Can Change Your Genes To Fight Cancer

Not long ago, researchers at the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published a groundbreaking scientific review of their favorite anti-cancer nutrient — curcumin. Curcumin, along with several other nutrients, is remarkable in that it can actually tell the difference between a healthy cell and a cancer cell.

According to Wellness Resources, here is how the researchers explained their interest in curcumin:

“’ … Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) … is one of the most powerful and promising chemopreventive and anticancer agents … How curcumin exerts its powerful anticancer activities has been thoroughly investigated, and several mechanisms of action have been discovered … curcumin exerts its biological activities through epigenetic modulation.’”
In other words, curcumin changes the regulation of DNA to help kill cancer. In fact, curcumin not only influences epigenetic settings, it also manages the downstream consequences, helping to guide multiple steps in the way gene orders are implemented.

The role of epigenetics in health and disease is becoming ever clearer, and I firmly believe this field of study will eventually supplant the current medical paradigm. The conventional belief has been that genes controlled their own expression and were therefore the direct cause of certain diseases. This laid the groundwork for the idea that your genes predetermined your health.

But genes are in fact NOT self-regulating.

Having “bad genes,” does not at all mean you’re doomed to suffer some inevitable fate. Genes are merely blueprints, and these blueprints are activated and controlled by something else entirely, namely their environment. This environmental information—which includes diet, toxic exposures, as well as thoughts and emotions, and more—can create more than 30,000 different variations from each blueprint, allowing for an astounding amount of leeway in modifying the expression or “read-out” of each gene!

The Power of Food as Medicine

As a result of these findings, we’re now finally seeing science alter its course to investigate the power of optimal nutrition to improve health and prevent chronic disease from occurring in the first place. To anyone who is well-versed in alternative medicine, this is simply common sense. But many are still in denial about the power each individual wields over their own health, and that preventing disease and even treating disease can be as simple as modifying your diet and lifestyle—essentially, altering the environment of your body, to provide the best, most health promoting growth medium possible for all your cells.

Part of the explanation for why food can have such a powerful influence on serious diseases such as cancer is due to its influence on a biological process called angiogenesis– the process your body uses to build blood vessels. Cancerous cells, like all other cells in your body, cannot thrive without the oxygen and nutrients supplied by your capillaries.

Excessive angiogenesis (too many blood vessels) promote diseases such as cancer.

Most of us actually carry around microscopic cancer cell clusters in our bodies all the time. The reason why we all don’t develop cancer is because as long as your body has the ability to balance angiogenesis properly, it will prevent blood vessels from forming to feed these microscopic tumors. Trouble will only arise if, and when, the cancer cells manage to get their own blood supply, at which point they can transform from harmless to deadly.

As our ancestors intuitively understood, Nature has laced a large number of foods and herbs with naturally occurring inhibitors of angiogenesis, rendering them natural “anti-cancer medicines.” Simply by consuming these anti-angiogenetic foods you can naturally boost your body’s defense system and prevent blood vessels from forming and feeding the microscopic tumors that exist in your body at any given time.

I’ve previously written about a number of different foods found to have particularly powerful epigenetic influence, such as broccoli and resveratrol, but many researchers consider the curcumin in turmeric to have the greatest potential in combating cancer.

Curcumin—One of the Most Powerful Cancer Gene Regulators

It’s now becoming more widely accepted that cancer is not pre-programmed into your genes, but rather it’s the environment of your body that regulates your genetic expression that can trigger cancer to occur. Adverse epigenetic influences that can damage or mutate DNA and alter genetic expression, allowing cancer to proliferate, include:

Nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances Toxins and pollution Chronic infections Infectious toxic byproducts
Chronic stress Chronic inflammation Free radical damage Thoughts and emotional conflicts
Curcumin currently has the most evidence-based literature supporting its use against cancer among all nutrients. Interestingly this also includes the metabolite of curcumin and its derivatives, which are also anti-cancerous. Best of all, curcumin appears to be safe in the treatment of all cancers.

Researchers have found that curcumin can affect more than 100 different pathways, once it gets into the cell. More specifically, curcumin has been found to:

  • Inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells Decrease inflammation
  • Inhibit the transformation of cells from normal to tumor Inhibit the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation
  • Help your body destroy mutated cancer cells so they cannot spread throughout your body Help prevent the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth (angiogenesis)

However, much of curcumin’s power seems to lie in its ability to modulate genetic activity and expression—both by destroying cancer cells, and by promoting healthy cell function. It also promotes anti-angiogenesis, i.e. it helps prevent the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth as discussed above.

For example, a 2005 study in Biochemical Pharmacology found that curcumin can help slow the spread of breast cancer cells to the lungs in mice.

“Curcumin acts against transcription factors, which are like a master switch,” said lead researcher, Bharat Aggarwal. “Transcription factors regulate all the genes needed for tumors to form. When we turn them off, we shut down some genes that are involved in the growth and invasion of cancer cells.”

Another study in Biochemical Pharmacology also found that curcumin inhibits the activation of NF-kappaB, a regulatory molecule that signals genes to produce a slew of inflammatory molecules (including TNF, COX-2 and IL-6) that promote cancer cell growth.

Other Health Benefits of Curcumin

The growing interest in curcumin over the past 50 years is understandable when you consider the many health benefits researchers have found when studying this herb. According to studies, curcumin may help:

Reduce cholesterol levels

Prevent low-density lipoprotein oxidation

Inhibit platelet aggregation

Suppress thrombosis and myocardial infarction

Suppress symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes

Suppress symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Suppress symptoms of multiple sclerosis

Suppress symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Inhibit HIV replication

Suppress tumor formation

Enhance wound healing

Protect against liver damage

Increase bile secretion

Protect against cataracts

Protect against pulmonary toxicity and fibrosis

How to Use Curcumin

To get the full benefits curcumin has to offer, look for a turmeric extract that contains 100 percent certified organic ingredients, with at least 95 percent curcuminoids. The formula should be free of fillers, additives and excipients (a substance added to the supplement as a processing or stability aid), and the manufacturer should use safe production practices at all stages: planting, cultivation, selective harvesting, and then producing and packaging the final product.

Unfortunately, at the present time there really are no formulations available for the use against cancer. This is because relatively high doses are required and curcumin is not absorbed that well.

According to Dr. William LaValley, one of the leading medicine cancer physicians I personally know, typical anticancer doses are up to three grams of good bioavailable curcumin extract, three to four times daily. One work-around is to use the curcumin powder and make a microemulsion of it by combining a tablespoon of the powder and mixing it into 1-2 egg yolks and a teaspoon or two of melted coconut oil. Then use a high speed hand blender to emulsify the powder.

Another strategy that can help increase absorption is to put one tablespoon of the curcumin powder into a quart of boiling water. It must be boiling when you add the powder as it will not work as well if you put it in room temperature water and heat the water and curcumin. After boiling it for ten minutes you will have created a 12 percent solution that you can drink once it has cooled down. It will have a woody taste.

The curcumin will gradually fall out of solution however. In about six hours it will be a 6 percent solution, so it’s best to drink the water within four hours.

Be aware that curcumin is a very potent yellow pigment and can permanently discolor surfaces if you aren’t careful.

Please Remember the Cancer Treatment BASICS

It is encouraging to see cancer research on herbs such as turmeric. However, it’s virtually impossible to discuss cancer prevention and treatment without touching on one of the absolute best cancer prevention nutrients ever discovered, namely vitamin D.

Despite its name, vitamin D is actually a powerful neuro-regulatory steroid, and it’s likely more potent than curcumin, as its epigenetic influence covers more than 2,000 genes in your body—or about 10 percent of all genes! There are also more than 830 peer reviewed scientific studies showing vitamin D’s effectiveness in the treatment of cancer.

Personally, I believe it is virtually malpractice to not optimize vitamin D levels when treating someone with cancer. In this case, your vitamin D levels should be around 70-100 ng/ml. For more information about optimizing your vitamin D levels, please see my previous article Test Values and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency.

Cancer Treatments: Chemo or Natural?

Contrary to ‘conventional wisdom,’ chemotherapy is rarely the best option for cancer treatment as it usually typically doesn’t cure cancer or extend life, and it rarely improves the quality of life. Dr. Ralph Moss, who is the author of eight books on cancer treatment, has reviewed thousands of studies as part of the research for his books — and he has not found one single good study showing that chemo cures cancer or extends life.

What chemo does do, however, is expose your body to toxins that kill all cells that multiply and divide rapidly. This includes not only cancer cells, but also other rapidly multiplying and dividing cells, such as bone marrow, reproductive system cells and hair follicles.

These are powerful drugs that present an assault on your system — one that your body must then overcome along with the cancer. And the effects do not end right after the treatment. One UCLA study found that chemotherapy can actually change the blood flow and metabolism of your brain in ways that can linger for 10 years or more after treatment.

Natural (and Epigenetic) Cancer Prevention Strategies

I believe you can virtually eliminate your risk of cancer and other chronic disease, and radically improve your chances of recovering from cancer if you currently have it, by following some relatively simple risk reduction strategies—all of which help promote a healthful biological environment in which your cells can thrive and combat disease naturally.

You don’t read or hear much about these strategies because they have not been formally “proven” yet by conservative researchers. However, did you know that 85 percent of therapies currently recommended by conventional medicine have never been formally proven effective either?!

My top 12 cancer prevention strategies include:

  • Reduce or eliminate your processed food, fructose and grain carbohydrate intake.
  • Normalize your vitamin D levels by getting plenty of sunlight exposure and consider careful supplementation when this is not possible. If you take oral vitamin D and have cancer, it would be prudent to monitor your vitamin D blood levels regularly.
  • Control your fasting insulin and leptin levels. (Improved insulin and leptin control is the natural outcome of reducing or eliminating fructose, grains, and processed foods from your diet.)
  • Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil or fish oil and reducing your intake of most processed vegetable oils.
  • Get regular exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks. If you have limited time, Sprint 8 is your best bet but ideally you should have a good strength training program
  • Get regular, good sleep.
  • Eat according to your nutritional type. The potent anti-cancer effects of this principle are sorely underappreciated. However, some cancer specialists are now using nutritional typing as an integral part of their cancer treatments.
  • Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
  • Limit your exposure and provide protection for yourself from EMF produced by cell phone towers, base stations, cell phones and WiFi stations. On May 31, 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared that cell phones are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
  • Avoid frying or charbroiling your food. Boil, poach or steam your foods instead.
  • Have a tool to permanently reprogram the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. Energy psychology seems to be one of the best approaches and my particular favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique. German New Medicine is another powerful tool.
  • Eat at least one-third of your food raw.

Essential Oils and Aging: Make Your Wrinkles Go Away

Whether from sun damage, toxic damage or just plain old age, the appearance of visible wrinkles is due to the same root cause, the loss of moisture in our skin and tone in our cartilage.  As we age we begin to produce less sebum ( an oily/waxy excretion from our sebaceous glands).

This oily/waxy substance works to trap water from evaporating out of our skin.  It also provides a layer of sun protection.  When we lose this, we end up with dry skin unable to support its own structure with less sun protection (speeding up and compounding the damage sun exposure can cause).  On the other end of the spectrum, when we are young our raging hormones cause our sebaceous glands to produce too much sebum (resulting in acne).  Balancing this throughout our life is key to radiant, healthy looking skin when we are both young and old.  Though we live in a world where the sun, toxins and age are unavoidable, there are natural tools (many that have been used for thousands of years) we can use to fight back.

The following are the top 5 essential oils you should be using on a daily basis to fight back against aging, oxidative stress due to toxins and dry skin.

1).  Jojoba Oil.  Though technically not a essential oil, Jojoba oil is most definitely essential for healthy looking skin as we age.  Rich in vitamins E and B complex, it also contains silicon, chromium, copper and zinc.  Jojoba oil is also rich in iodine (as most people are deficient in this) which fights the bacteria that leads to acne.  Jojoba oil also is noncomedogenic (does not clog pores).  Jojoba oil works much like our natural sebum (more so than any other oil including coconut) to trap in water from evaporating out of our skin.

2).  Lavender Essential Oil:  Lavender essential oil is probably the best source of three very important antioxidants; glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase.  It also works to generate blood flow to the skin and increases oxygenation.  Lavender Essential oil is also the best for treating cuts and burns.  For sunburn mix 10 drops of Lavender essential oil with 1 once of Aloe.  Apply regularly.

3).  Frankincense Essential Oil:  Used since ancient times, frankincense has long been cherished for its healing properties and ability to improve skin elasticity..  Known for its ability to visibly reduce skin spots due to aging or sun exposure, it also balances the skins pH levels and induces new cellular growth.  Frankincense is also a powerful astringent that can reduce acne.  Use Frankincense mixed with a carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba oil to reduce visible stretch marks due to weight loss or pregnancy.

4).  Myrrh:  Mentioned in the bible 152 times, this essential oil has been prized for thousands of years.  Myrrh is a heavy waxy substance that was once used to stop bleeding.  It also has  antiseptic properties which make it ideal for treating wounds.  Myrrh has also been used in the past to treat individuals who had consumed parasitic water.  You can also use it to treat Athlete’s foot.   Due to its rich antioxidant properties and thick texture that traps in moisture, it is a great oil for anti-aging.

5).  Geranium Essential Oil:  A powerful astringent this essential oil is great for both young and old as it regulates sebum production, is a powerful astringent and increased cellular growth and blood flow.  It’s heavy antimicrobial properties make it ideal for creating cleaner and clearer skin.

To create your own anti-aging serum mix 1 once of Jojoba oil with any or all of the above essential oils combined (per 1 oz of Jojoba oil add 2-5 drops of the other essential oils).  Remember essential oils can be use in combination and most specialists recommend you do so!

Why Castile Soap Is One Of The Best Things You Can Own

Most commercially available soaps are made with sulfates. Sulfates are a group of detergents or surfactants that are used in most personal care products today. Sulfates themselves are classified as a skin and membrane irritants. They can also become a possible carcinogen with repeated exposure and can create even more toxic by-products by the other ingredients they are usually blended with. Additionally, most soaps contain an industrial detergent like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

Sodium lauryl sulfate dissolves the oils on your skin which leads to a drying effect. When we constantly strip all our oils, our skin tries to repair itself by replacing the oil stripped away. Each time we strip the oil away, our skin over-compensates for the lack of moisture by producing more oil.

Castile soap is different than most soaps available today. It represents one of the best natural and biodegradable soaps that can be manufactured by hand.

Named after the medieval Spanish city of Castile, this kind of soap was originally made with olive oil. Today, solid and liquid forms are made with vegetable oils like palm, coconut, hemp, jojoba, and olive.

Unlike commercial soaps that rely on sodium lauryl sulfate to create a soapy lather, Castile soap’s bubbles come from saponins in the oils that are released from the reaction of lye and oil.

Why Castile soap is the best option for you

Doesn’t cause skin irritation

Castile soaps are free from foaming agents, like sodium laurel sulfate, that are typically found in detergents and cause skin irritation in some people. Castile soap retains all its moisture, allowing your skin to be hydrated every time you use it.

Anti-bacterial

Triclosan, the chemical in most antibacterial commercial soaps has been found to interact with chlorine in the water to form chloroform gas. Also, it is a hormone disruptor, and can potentially cause cancer.

However, laboratory tests showed that organic Castile-based soaps, when used against all the kinds of germs, commonly found in the hospitals, showed a significant reduction in the numbers of gram negative and gram positive bacterial cells.

Promotes healing

Castile soap promotes skin’s natural healing properties.

Great for skin sensitivities

Castile soap has zero chemical additives, synthetic fragrances, no parabens, or other harsh chemicals that could trigger an allergy. It’s best for people with skin sensitivities because it is very gentle on the skin.

Non-toxic

It’s a true soap, not a chemical detergent, making castile soap completely safe and biodegradable.

Uses for Castile soap

Homemade hand soap

Fill a foaming soap dispenser with 3/4 boiled or distilled water and 1/4 liquid Castile soap. You can add 5 drops of tea tree essential oil for its antibacterial properties and lavender oil for its fragrant and relaxing scent.

Homemade shampoo

You can avoid those pricey and toxic shampoos, most of which are filled with chemicals that can cause lots of problems for your hair in the long term. Making your own shampoo with Castile soap is very easy. Simply mix together 7 tablespoons of Castile soap with 6 teaspoons of coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil. This will make about 7 applications. It will store best in the fridge for an about a week.

Homemade face wash

Using a foaming dispenser, add 1/4 cup of liquid Castile soap and fill it to the top with distilled water. Add 5 drops each of tea tree and frankincense essential oils. Both oils help fight bacteria and can reduce acne.

Castile for shaving

For your face, use about 10 drops; for the underarms, 3 drops should do the trick and for the legs use about a 1/2 teaspoon. Simply work into a lather in wet hands and then apply to the area. You can add olive oil to the mix for some added moisturizing while shaving.

Source:

draxe.com

livingtraditionally.com

Why Is Lower Belly Fat So Hard To Get Rid Of And How To Do It?

Getting rid of stubborn lower belly fat is hard, but it isn’t impossible. With the right exercises and diet, most people can achieve a flatter stomach and more defined abs. Lower belly fat accumulates for a number of reasons, chief among them age. As people get older, the body begins to distribute fat differently, and metabolic rates begin to decline. Women who have gone through menopause often see an increase in lower belly fat due to hormonal changes.

Getting rid of lower belly fat is important to overall health as well as vanity. Lower belly fat, also called visceral fat surrounds organs like the heart, liver, and lungs. Some visceral fat is necessary, but too much can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and even cancer.

What are the best foods to eat to get rid of belly fat?

To get rid of belly fat, it is important to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. One key aspect of a belly fat reducing diet is fiber. Studies have shown that getting the recommended amount of fiber every day can help reduce levels of visceral fat. Apples, beans, and vegetables are excellent sources of fiber.

Also, it is important to eat foods with anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants, which are found in many fruits and vegetables, and monounsaturated fats, which are found in olive oil and almonds, can lead to an overall decrease in belly fat.

What are the best exercises for belly fat?

Cardiovascular exercise is great for the heart and for burning calories. However, it is not enough to get rid of unwanted lower belly fat. Cardio exercise needs to be combined with weight training to see a true improvement in the waistline. This is because increased muscle mass burns more calories and leads to a greater decrease in fat.

Belly fat can’t be gotten rid of through spot training, so don’t expect crunches to work miracles. Instead of sit-ups, try functional exercises that use many muscles in the body. Planks, for example, use muscles in the core, the arms and the legs. Exercises that use more muscles burn more calories. Try holding a plank position for an entire minute, and repeating as necessary.

Source:

positivemed.com

 

Rub This Homemade Essential Oil Serum On Your Skin Wherever You Want It To Look 10 Years Younger

Essential oils have numerous uses, yet one of their main goals is stopping the process of aging, which is why thousands of women worldwide use them on a daily basis.

Everyone wants to age slower and look younger all the time, and the good news is that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on risky procedures and treatments that can do more harm than good.

There are many natural essential oils that can do the same for cheap and from the comfort of your own home. Here are the 4 best anti-aging essential oils:

Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil it is generally used to hydrate the skin as it is loaded with numerous essential nutrients your skin requires on a daily basis. Besides vitamin E, copper, zinc, chromium, and silicon, the oil is also rich in iodine and can address your iodine deficiency.

Our sebaceous glands secrete an oily substance known as sebum which has a similar texture to jojoba oil and is responsible for keeping the skin hydrated and flexible. However, as we age, the sebum production falters, resulting in dry skin and hair and problems such as dandruff and itchy scalp. Fortunately, you can use jojoba oil on your skin and scalp to keep them hydrated naturally.

The oil also keeps your oil levels balanced, which is especially helpful in cases of excess sebum production. This makes jojoba oil a great remedy for eczema and acne as well as other skin conditions.

Jojoba oil is a powerful emollient as well which can treat rough patches on the skin. Dry skin is usually caused by loss of water in the upper layers, but jojoba oil can form an oily layer on top and trap the water under the skin. The oil can be applied anywhere on the body without the fear of allergic reaction or adverse side-effects.

Jojoba oil won’t clog your pores like other oils and is rich in iodine, which can prevent bacterial growth. Also, the oil contains antioxidants that can slow down the aging process.

The oil has been found to accelerate the healing process as well. According to a study conducted by the Department of Environment and Life Sciences in Italy, jojoba oil can accelerate wound closure by stimulating collagen synthesis. The study also found that the oil doesn’t have toxic effects on the skin.

Pomegranate seed oil

Pomegranate seed oil is a natural treatment for skin cancer and the main ingredient in the skin serum. It has been used as an anti-aging remedy since ancient. The oil has a dark red color due to the presence of bioflavonoids, which can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Use the oil on sunburns as it has a natural SPF that can protect your skin.

Frankincense oil

Frankincense oil can protect your skin from the sun and reduce the appearance of age spots. If your complexion is uneven and there are red or white spots on your skin, all you need is frankincense oil – it can even out your tone and reduce the appearance of any kind of dark spots and stains.

The oil is a powerful astringent that can protect your skin cells. It can reduce acne and blemishes as well as wrinkles and enlarged pores. Frankincense oil can reinforce your skin and improve its elasticity while protecting your skin cells and slowing down the aging process. According to studies, it is the best oil for skin toning, but it can also accelerate wound healing and reduce the appearance of acne scars. The oil can reduce stretch marks, surgery scars and pregnancy associated marks as well.

Lavender oil

Last, but not least, the lavender essential oil can also slow down the aging process and accelerate the healing of wounds, cuts, and burns. It works in a unique way by improving cellular communication in your skin.

Free radicals are the main reason for numerous serious diseases – they can shut down your immune system and damage your body including your skin. These compounds can be fought by antioxidants, and they can be found in abundance in lavender essential oil.

According to a study, the oil contains the 3 most powerful antioxidants: catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione. Thanks to its powerful antibacterial and antioxidant properties, lavender oil can have great effects on your skin.

The best anti-aging serum

The anti-aging serum we have for you today will hydrate your skin and provide great antioxidant protection. It will also provide your skin with phytonutrients that improve your cellular communication and accelerate wound healing.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 ounce of jojoba oil
  • 1/4 ounce vitamin E
  • 1/4 ounce pomegranate seed oil
  • 1/4 ounce frankincense oil
  • 1/4 ounce lavender oil

Ingredients:

Take all of these essential oils and simply mix them all together.

Apply 4-5 drops of the mixture on your skin every night before going to bed. This amazing anti-aging serum will keep your skin hydrated and make your look younger in just a short time.

Source:

getcollagen.co.za

 

 

9 Foods That Fight Depression Better Than Medication!

Depression can range from a self-limiting case of blues to a life-threatening illness. It affects millions of people and casts a great burden for not only those affected, but also those around them. The usual treatment for depression is prescription antidepressant medication which is said to work by elevating levels of the feel-good chemicals in the brain. However, prescription antidepressants normally work for less than 1/2 of those who use them, have a significantly high relapse rate, and not to mention the serious side effects they can cause.

Fortunately, there are many natural and effective ways of treating depression, which have been scientifically proven to work even better than the antidepressants.

Here are 9 great foods & drinks that all depression sufferers should get more of:

Green tea

People have been using green tea to battle depression for thousands of years. According to research, polyphenols in green tea boost the brain’s supply of dopamine, a ‘happy’ neurotransmitter. Those polyphenols also work to increase insulin sensitivity. This maintains a steady supply of glucose (fuel) in the brain.

The best part is that, according to one study, the benefits pile on the more green tea you drink. Once you get to four cups daily, you’re half as likely to feel depressed than if you drank none.

Almonds

A 100-gram bunch of almonds contains 268 mg of magnesium. According to experts, magnesium works wonders for treating depression. Way back in 1968, a study found that replenishing magnesium levels (which are typically low in Americans) reverses depression, migraines, and irritability.

Women and men aged 19-30 need 310 mg and 400 mg of magnesium, respectively. Men 31 and older should get 420 mg, while women need 320 mg. Eat a handful of almonds daily and you’re already well on your way!

Salmon

The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon do the heavy depression-lifting here. Those omega-3s soften cell membranes and make it easier for serotonin (another happy neurotransmitter) to make its way through the brain.

Researchers have found that positive antidepressant effects increase with omega-3 fatty acid consumption. On the flip side, the side effects tend to decrease. Make sure you stay away from farmed salmon. Buy organic instead. A whole fish will give you upwards of 1 gram of omega-3.

Avocados

Avocados are power foods because they contain healthy fat that your brain needs in order to run smoothly. Three-fourths of the calories of an avocado are from fat, mostly monosaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid.

An average avocado also contains 4 grams of protein, higher than other fruits, and is filled with vitamin K, different kinds of vitamin B (B-9, B-6, and B-5), vitamin C, and vitamin E-12. Finally, they are low in sugar and high in dietary fiber, containing about 11 grams each.

Dark chocolate

If you want depression-fighting benefits, you need dark chocolate. Researchers have found that the cocoa in dark chocolate enhances your brain’s levels of serotonin and dopamine. It also reduces your level of cortisol (the stress neurotransmitter). 40 grams of dark chocolate per day is enough to produce this effect.

Bananas

Bananas contain tryptophan, a nutrient that your brain converts into 5-HTP. 5-HTP, in turn, gets converted into positive neurotransmitters like serotonin and melatonin. Bananas also contain magnesium and potassium. A couple bananas throughout your day should do the trick!

Blueberries

Blueberries are some of the highest antioxidant foods available to us. In a study published in the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, patients were treated for two years with antioxidants or placebos. After two years those who were treated with antioxidants had a significantly lower depression score. They are like DNA repairmen. They go around fixing your cells and preventing them from getting cancer and other illnesses.

Spinach

Of all the dark leafy greens, spinach contains the most folic acid. That’s great because folic acid deficiency tends to be common among those with depression. Folic acid also boosts your brain’s level of those friendly chemicals, serotonin, and dopamine. It’s often used to boost antidepressant effectiveness. Spinach is also high in magnesium.

Asparagus

Another food high in folic acid is asparagus. It is also rich in B vitamins, which boost mental health by helping your body’s tryptophan conversion. Tryptophan is the compound your body converts into serotonin (happy neurotransmitter).

Source:

davidwolfe.com

 

15 Common Cancer Symptoms Almost Every Woman Ignores!

According to the CDC, an average of 69.8% of women over 50 have had a mammogram in the last two years, but cancer isn’t always caught in the screening tests, especially in early stages. Many cancer signs mimic symptoms of other diseases or conditions, so it’s easy to brush them aside. So, don’t rely on routine tests alone to protect you from cancer. It’s just as important to listen to your body and notice anything that’s different, odd, or unexplainable.

Here are some symptoms, which are serious even if they don’t always mean cancer, people will often overlook or ignore that could be harmful in the long run:

A chronic cough, chest pain, wheezing, or shortness of breath

Several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung tumors, can cause symptoms that mimic a bad cough or bronchitis. Some lung cancer patients report chest pain that extends up into the shoulder or down the arm.

Breast changes

An unusual lump is the telltale sign of breast cancer women are told to look for. But other breast changes can signal cancer. If you notice the skin of your breast becoming dimpled, a nipple inverting, swelling, tenderness, or slight discoloration of the skin to a deeper red or pink, it could be cause for concern.

Swollen lymph nodes or lumps in the neck, underarms, or groin

If you have swollen lymph nodes or difficulty swallowing solids and liquids that’s progressively getting worse, it may be a fungal infection or it can also be cancer of the lymph nodes or esophageal tract – either way, it requires a doctor’s intervention.

Bloating, abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, and/or blood in stool or urine

Women are natural bloaters but if it doesn’t go away in a week or two, it’s time to see your doctor – especially if it’s combined with bleeding or unplanned weight loss. All of these may mean ovarian cancer, but can also mean colon, bladder, or kidney cancer.

Skin changes

If a mole or two is changing shape/color/size, it’s time to see your doctor immediately.

Heartburn

Stress, alcohol and too much food (and all three!) can cause heartburn. Try changing your diet for a couple weeks and see if it goes away… If it doesn’t? You may have stomach, esophageal, or ovarian cancer.

Weakness or fatigue

Generalized fatigue and weakness is a symptom of so many different kinds of cancer that you’ll need to look at it in combination with other symptoms. But any time you feel exhausted without explanation and it doesn’t respond to getting more sleep, talk to your doctor.

Mouth changes

A cold sore that heals is probably nothing to worry about, nor is a toothache that goes away after a trip to the dentist. But if you notice sores that don’t heal, pain that sticks around, white or red patches on the gums or tongue, and any swelling or numbness of the jaw it could be a sign of some mouth cancers.

Heavy bleeding or bleeding between periods

Numerous people report this as the first indicator of uterine or endometrial cancer. Ask your doctor for a transvaginal ultrasound.

Pain, particularly in the back

Many cancer patients say this was the first sign of liver cancer. Breast cancer is also often diagnosed via back pain, which can occur when a breast tumor presses backward into the chest, or when cancer spreads to the spine or ribs.

Changes in the nails

Unexplained changes to the fingernails can be a sign of several types of cancer. A brown or black streak or dot under the nail can indicate skin cancer, while newly discovered “clubbing”- enlargement of the ends of the fingers with nails that curve down over the tips – can be a sign of lung cancer. Pale or white nails can sometimes be a sign of liver cancer.

Abdominal pain accompanied by depression

While this one is rare, it’s also overlooked. Unexplained belly pain with depression can mean pancreatic cancer. If your family has a history of the disease or you are a heavy drinker, then you should get in to a doctor straight away. Otherwise, if the pain doesn’t go away in a couple weeks, it would be a good idea to see a doctor anyway.

Frequent infection and fever

A high temperature that can’t be explained and just doesn’t go away can mean leukemia or another blood cancer, share your concerns with your doctor immediately.

Discharge

It isn’t something people talk about, but smelly or foul vaginal discharge can be a symptom of cervical cancer. The discharge may occur between periods or after menopause and sometimes will have blood in it. It’s best not to self-treat discharge changes with over-the-counter medications and visit your doctor. At the very least, it could be an infection and most of those can’t be treated with over-the-counter medications.

Unexplained weight loss

Weight loss is an early sign of colon and other digestive cancers; it’s also a sign of cancer that’s spread to the liver, affecting your appetite and the ability of your body to rid itself of wastes.

Source:

realfarmacy.com

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