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How Coconut Oil Affects your Cholesterol Level and Weight Loss

Researchers have discovered that coconut oil dietary supplementation can help in weight reduction particularly along the waistline and Cholesterol level. It also comes with other health benefits, making it the most suitable oil that you should us all the time.

In the double-blind study, 40 women were divided into two groups. Participants in the first group were given a dietary supplement of soybean. The other group was given an equal amount of coconut oil. The groups were requested to walk for 50 minutes a day and consume a balanced hypocaloric diet.

The Study Findings

After only one week, participants who received coconut oil supplementation demonstrated a reduction in waist circumference. However, the other group exhibited an increase in total LDL (bad) cholesterol while the HDL (good) cholesterol declined. No such observations were made in the participants who received dietary coconut oil supplementation. The researchers noted that it appears dietary supplementation with coconut oil promote a reduction of abdominal obesity and does not trigger dyslipidemia.

 High Cholesterol and Heart Disease

This serves a good example of how many nutritional theories are critically thought to be untrue. For over the past 60 years, most people have been thinking that saturated fat causes high cholesterol and heart disease, while the discussion has been the reality.

Currently, most people try to replace saturated fats such as coconut oil with polyunsaturated vegetable oils like soybean oil. This misguided advice is currently reflected in the statistics for heart disease. Before 1920, coronary artery disease was rare. The rates began to rise as people continued to use hydrogenated vegetable oils (trans fat) in an attempt to switch from saturated fat like lard and butter.

As we speak, 68% of vegetable oils and fats that Americans consume come from soybean oil.

Double-Blind Clinical Trial Compares Soybean Oil and Coconut Oil

For 12 weeks, researchers examined the biochemical effects of coconut oil and soybean oil on 40 obese women aged between 20 and 40. Belly fat is also known as visceral fat. It has been linked to many chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke just to name a few.

Participants in each group were given 30 ml (approximately two tablespoons) of either soybean oil or coconut oil. They were also advised to follow a low-calorie diet and take a 50-minute walk every day. Here are the findings:

Coconut Oil Group

  • Increased levels of the good cholesterol (HDL)
  • Decreased LDL/HDL ratio
  • Reduction in waist circumference, also known as abdominal obesity.

Soybean Oil Group

  • An increase in total cholesterol
  • Increased bad cholesterol (LDL)
  • Increased LDL/HDL ratio
  • Decreased good cholesterol (HDL)
  • No change in abdominal obesity/waist circumference

Soybean Oils Facts

Polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils and soybean become oxidized when processing and cooking. As a result, free radicals are formed which can destroy a number of body organs. Free radicals attack cell membranes and damage DNA/RNA strands. When the damage occurs in your blood vessels, it marks the beginning of cardiovascular and heart disease.

Studies have also found that people who ingest a lot of polyunsaturated fats are at a higher risk of the following conditions:

  • Dysfunction of the immune system
  • Increased risk of cancer
  • Lung and liver damage
  • Damage to the reproductive organs
  • Stunted growth
  • Thyroid function disorders
  • Weight gain
  • Severed learning ability
  • Digestive system disorders
  • Increased risk of bone damage and arthritis

Fermented Soy

Many Asians populations consume soy without apparent health issues. This is mainly because they usually take fermented soy products. Fermenting degrades phytic acid although it doesn’t eliminate isoflavones. If you are going to take soy, select the fermented products and take in small amounts.

Reduction Of Trans Fat

A couple of years back, the food industry started switching from ‘low linolenic soybeans’ to modified version of soybean oil in an attempt to reduce trans fats in food. Trans fats labeling on food packs even became mandatory. The low-linolenic oil doesn’t necessarily require hydrogenation. This is the process that enhances stability, durability, and flavor. However, it triggers the formation of trans fats. Most food companies can’t tell their customers the amount of low-linolenic oil from soybean in their products. But definitely, it appears that the content can be quite high.

Invalid Claims

Some manufacturers claim that their products contain “healthier” vegetable oils. Nevertheless, these oils can still be disastrous to some people. Food companies can drastically adjust the sensitive omega-6/omega-3 ratio that regulates many biochemical pathways in the body. This can potentially cause an increase your chances of developing many chronic degenerative conditions. Apart from low-linolenic soybean oil claims, over 90% of canola, corn, and soy oils are sourced from genetically modified seeds. The main aim is to help them endure the lethal doses of pesticides and herbicides in the farm. This is another reason you should, by all means, avoid the use of these the dangerous and harmful vegetable oils.

Unhealthy GM Foods

In reference to Dr. Joseph Hibbeln from the National Institute of Health, the human health is in jeopardy from the use of genetically modified (GM) foods. Shockingly, it is estimated that every American gets 10% of their calories in the form of oil every day which has been sourced from soybean. This is double tragedy because apart from being sourced from genetically modified seeds, it is also unhealthy in relation to the above study. This is irrespective of whether it is organic.

What Makes Coconut Oil Unique?

Coconut oil happens to be the best when it comes to saturated fats and comes with many health benefits.

  • Reduced Cardiovascular Disease

In multiple studies on Pacific Island, it has been demonstrated that people who receive 30-60% of their daily calories from saturated coconut oil rarely get cardiovascular disease. For nursing mothers, pregnant women, the elderly, and athletes, coconut oil can help in enhancing their overall wellbeing.

  • Lauric Acid

One of the many reasons that make coconut oil to be useful in improving health is that it is rich in lauric acid. It converts the body into a monolaurin. This compound which enhances immunity is commonly found in breast milk. Its medium chain triglycerides (MCT) or fatty acids also have some other health benefits, such as increasing your body metabolic rate and fighting viruses, fungi, and bacteria among other pathogens.

  • Capric Acid

Additionally, coconut oil contains smaller amounts of capric acid, which is a fatty acid that has antimicrobial properties.

  • Improved Brain Function

Coconut can also improve your thyroid function. In addition, a recent discovery found out that coconut oil can work as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. This is because it medium chain triglycerides produces ketone bodies which fuel the brain and can also prevent it against from atrophy which is linked to dementia.

  • Promotes Fat Loss

Apart from the featured study, several studies in the past have shown that coconut oil can help in weight loss. This is due to its medium fatty acids which also helps in removing the adipose fat in cells. In one study, it was found that rats which were fed long chain fatty acids (commonly found in vegetables) stored body fat. On the other hand, rats fed on medium chain triglycerides (like in coconut oil) reduced body fat. The researchers also noted improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in the latter. In particular, the expression of adipogenic genes was kept under control by the medium chain triglycerides.

Another Previous Study

In a different study in 2003, medium chain triglycerides were shown to boost energy expenditure and decrease adiposity in men who were overweight. In this study, 24 men who were overweight took diets rich in MCT or LCT (long chain triglycerides) for 28 days. Participants who took MCTs lost significant weight and had more energy than their counterparts who took LCT. However, LCT was sourced from olive oil as opposed to soybean oil.

Coconut Oil Benefits On Cholesterol

Currently, conventional advice relating to coconut oil and cholesterol are not only untrue but also deceiving. Several studies have shown the many benefits of coconut oil on cholesterol and cardiovascular health. According to researchers, it has been demonstrated for a long time that suppression of thyroid triggers an increase in serum cholesterol. This puts you at a higher risk of cancer, infections, and heart disease. However, bringing cholesterol level down to normal can be achieved if your thyroid hormone is restored. As previously stated, coconut oil helps to balance your thyroid and normalize your cholesterol levels. When added regularly to a balanced diet, coconut oil lowers cholesterol by promoting its conversion into pregnenolone. Populations who regularly eat coconuts have lower cholesterol than people living in the United States.

Other Benefits of Coconut Oil

When used topically, coconut oil can help protect hair against damage. It also acts as a sunscreen and keeps your skin moisturized. In reference to a study which was published in the medical journal Food and Function, coconut oil enhances antioxidant levels and can slow aging. It reduces stress on the liver and lowers oxidative stress. Because of how it works with the liver, coconut oil may also support detoxification process. Thanks to its strong antimicrobial properties, you can use coconut oil as a mouthwash in a process known as oil pulling. It eliminates bacteria, improves dental health and reduces bad breath. Coconut oil prevents osteoporosis by fighting free radicals while promoting absorption of calcium along the digestive tract. Studies in patients with osteoporosis have shown that coconut oil not only increases bone volume and structure but also prevents bone loss.

Changing Your Diet

In general, some of the foods that are rich in trans fats include:

  • Processed foods and fast foods
  • Baked foods including cakes and sandwiches
  • Snacks such as ice cream, biscuits, popcorns, and sweet rolls.
  • Deep-fried foods including French fries

Other than soybean oil, you should avoid other varieties such as canola oil and corn oil. Therefore, it is important to check the labels carefully when shopping. If your goal is to eliminate these dangerous fats in your diet, avoid processed foods by all means. Then, you should use the following tips to ensure that you are consuming the right fats that won’t compromise your health:

  • Incorporate organic coconut oil to all your cooking preparations. It comes with many health benefits and is superior to all the other cooking oils. Ensure that your coconut oil is organic, unrefined, unbleached, processed without heating, and is free from GM ingredients.
  • Regularly take a coconut to reap all of its health benefits. Coconuts have an extended shelf life and can easily be found in most food stores.
  • Instead of margarine and vegetable oil spreads, use organic butter, preferably from raw milk.
  • Incorporate raw fats to your diet. You can get these from raw dairy products, avocados, and olive oil. If you want an animal-based omega-3 fat, ensure it is high-quality. Krill oil is a good example.
  • When using coconut oil, ensure that all the ingredients are at room temperature. This is because coconut oil solidifies when added to cold ingredients like eggs and milk.

The Bottom Line

This study has shed more light on the health benefits associated with the use of organic coconut oil. The findings should change our conventional thinking about the use of vegetable and other types of cooking oils. If participants who received coconut oil supplementation started to see the results in just one week, what could be the benefits in the long run? However, it is imperative to make healthy lifestyle choices even if you resort to the use of coconut oil to improve your health. Eliminate junk and processed foods in your diet and incorporate more healthy whole foods. Most importantly, ensure that you are using coconut oil that is organic and unrefined. It should also not contain any GM ingredients.

Source: Positive Med

How to Treat Hiatal Hernia With Simple Home Remedies

If you are reading this article then you are looking for treatments and remedies for Hiatal hernia. But to know about and understand the remedies of the problem you will first have to understand what is Hiatal hernia, its types and causes and symptoms.

Let us first start with what is Hiatal hernia?

Hiatal hernia is a common health condition mostly found in the elder people above the age of 50. Almost more than 60% of the people above this age group severely suffer due to this condition. This condition can also be seen in younger public but not as severe.

The cause of this condition is the protruding of the stomach into the thorax through a vent or weakness in the diaphragm. This can happen due to various reasons like:

  • Lifestyle: Hiatus Hernia is observed in a person who has weak muscle that cannot handle strain. Hence the hernia depends on the lifestyle followed by the person. An unbalanced lifestyle plays havoc with the pH level in the body which results in weakening of the organs and resulting further strain. When he lowered pH level combines with acidity it gives birth to Hiatal hernia.
  • Pressure on the stomach: Another cause of Hiatal hernia can be excessive pressure applied on the muscles around the stomach. This could happen due to various reasons like excessive coughing, hard bowel movements, excessive vomits, pressure during pregnancy or labour etc
  • By birth: This condition is also seen among a few people right from their birth where they are born with an abnormally large hiatus.
  • Other causes of hiatal hernia include obesity, stress, not enough rest, smoking, wrong sitting posture intake of drugs etc.

Let us look at the types of Hiatal hernia:

Hiatal hernias are of two types:

  1. Sliding Hiatal hernia
  2. Fixed hiatal hernia.

Sliding hiatal hernia:

According to statistics, this type of hiatal hernia is the most common and non-permanent form of hernia where 95% of the people suffering from hiatal hernia show symptoms of sliding hernia. This condition is seen when the stomach and part of the esophagus slides above the diaphragm. This sliding effect is experienced when the area of the stomach falls under pressure which makes it slide through the diaphragm and above. Once the pressure is relieved, the stomach falls back to its original place giving respite to the person from its symptoms.

Symptoms of sliding hiatal hernia:

Usually sliding hiatal hernia goes unnoticed by the person suffering from this condition with just a feeling of discomfort or at the most acidity.

Now let us go through second type which is the fixed hiatal hernia:

The people suffering from fixed hiatal hernia make up the rest of the 5% from the total people suffering from this condition. The prominent cause of this condition is of part of the stomach remains in a fixed position in the chest cavity by making its way through the diaphragm.

Symptoms of fixed hiatal hernia

Although it is rare to feel the symptoms of fixed hiatal hernia but some of the following symptoms are felt by people with a severe condition:

  • Acid reflux
  • Pressure in the chest to the extent of experiencing pain
  • Finding it difficulty in swallowing anything, even water
  • Consistent hiccups and belching
  • Stomach strangulation in the chest area resulting in severe pain and needing immediate hospitalization.

Now that you know the condition which is called the hiatal hernia along with its types and causes as well as its symptoms, let us now look into the hiatal hernia treatment and home remedies that are hyper effective to reduce this condition:

If you are planning to visit an allopathic doctor I would strongly suggest you avoid doing so. The doctors would prescribe medications like omeprazole and esmeprazole which are medications just meant to provide reliefs from the symptoms like acidity and heartburn and does not provide a cure for this condition. For hiatal hernia treatment there are some home remedies recommended which not only gives reprieve from the symptoms but some of them actually solve the hiatal hernia condition.

What are the best solutions?

  • Avoiding food that trigger he symptoms of acidity and heartburn like spices, chocolate, onions, and citric fruits.
  • Although spices are a complete no-no for a person suffering from hiatal hernia but cinnamon is an exception to the rule. This spice improves digestion of the person suffering and hence prevents acidity and heartburns although the intake of the spice should be moderate at best.
  • Exercising to reduce weight: obesity is a major cause of hiatal hernia which can be rectified with enough and regulated exercise as well as following a proper diet plan.
  • Mixing a raw apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and sipping in between meals goes a long way in finding relief from the symptoms
  • Drinking slippery elm tea I highly beneficial for a person suffering from this condition as it repairs the mucus membrane of the esophagus with a protective coat. It also creates excess mucus if the person is suffering from high acidity.
  • Drinking a cup of Chamomile tea four times a day decreases inflammation to a larger extent
  • While sleeping elevate the upper body with the help of an acid reflux wedge pillow to relieve discomfort.

Instead of turning towards medication and surgeries try the above easy remedies for treating Hiatal hernia. I am sure you will be happy with the results.

Source: Positive Med

8 Valid Reasons You May Not be Losing Weight

The struggle of losing weight is often made harder by not seeing the results. You’re eating right, exercising regularly and getting all your recommended vitamins, proteins and healthy fats. But your body still looks and feels about the same. It gets extremely frustrating when you feel like you’re doing everything right but still seem to be failing. There are many factors and reasons behind why you just can’t shake the weight. Here are eight reasons why you may not be losing the weight despite all of your best efforts.

  • You Aren’t Eating Enough

Once again, this might seem like it shouldn’t be true but it definitely is. Not eating enough food triggers your body in negative ways. Because you’re denying it a consistent and normal amount of nutrients, your body is trying to preserve itself. Your metabolism will slow and you won’t see results immediately.

  • You Don’t Move Enough

Sure, you get your five to six workouts done each week and you feel great. But how much more activity are you getting beyond that hour of cardio? If you spend most of your other time sitting, this is likely why you aren’t losing the pounds. Sitting all day at work or when you’re at home contributes to a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Too Many Workouts

It might sound impossible, but you may be working out way too much. You might feel great during these workouts but the long-term effects might not be what you’re chasing. When you work out too often, you use up a lot of energy and burn calories that your body will want to replace. Controlling your appetite will also become much harder.

  • You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of any healthy lifestyle. In fact, there are many people who use supplements to help get a better sleeping experience. But if you’re not getting enough, it’s likely your body will cling to that extra weight. Being chronically fatigued can lead to sluggishness, overeating and weight gain.

  • You’re Eating More Than You Need

This is a symptom of working out and increasing your metabolism. Your body will crave to have food as you continue to work out and make healthy life changes. But if you’re not careful, you’ll be working against yourself. Keep a food journal and make sure that it’s completely accurate. That means no skipping entries, no guessing at how many calories you think are in your afternoon snack and no skewing the numbers. Actually cut your daily caloric intake for how much you need to lose weight and don’t stray from that number.

  • You’re Eating The Same Things

You might think you have to follow an extremely strict diet down to every last bite to lose weight. But that’s not true. While you need to definitely monitor your foods, this doesn’t have to be boring. Having a variety of foods will help keep you interested in continuing your diet. But there’s also an added benefit to having diverse meals. Your body will continue to crave all of the foods you were eating before you started your weight loss journey. So if you continue to add new foods and tastes, you’ll be able to satisfy some of those cravings in a positive, helpful way.

  • You’re Stressed Out

It’s hard enough trying to focus only on losing weight. But add the stressors from work and life and you have to work extra hard to keep losing weight. Stressing out causes your body to release a hormone called cortisol. Among other things, cortisol is an appetite stimulant. So basically, when you begin to stress about something, you’re also telling your body that you need to eat.

  • You’ve Hit The Dreaded Plateau

Unfortunately, no matter how hard you work or how well you control your foods, there will come a time where your weight loss simply stops. This is known as a plateau. Generally, the cause of this is when your body has adjusted and made your new, lower calorie-count the standard of how you live. Overcoming this plateau isn’t as difficult as you might think. Adjust your diet and exercise regimen to reflect the new you that’s lost the weight and you should be able to get back on track toward your goals.

There are many struggles involved with losing weight. From finding the time, energy and sometimes money to be able to commit to a full diet program is hard. But it’s especially hard if you feel like you’re working nothing. With a few strategic adjustments, you can get the results you’re after. Remember to fully commit to caloric and dietary changes and to be consistent. Otherwise, you’re just cheating yourself. You have to understand that the results you’ve already seen, and your overall weight loss, no matter how long, is part of a process.

Why Apple Cider Vinegar is One of the Best Things You Can Use for Your Hair

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has long been used as a natural hair care product to promote healthy hair in both men and woman. Did you know its acidity is close to that of natural hair?  It’s a powerful cleaning agent and a conditioner.

Raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) is loaded with nutrients. It brings back body and shine, decreases residue and clarify, can help with tangles and frizzy hair, stimulates the scalp, helps get rid of dandruff, and unclogs hair follicles.

1. Balance Your Hair’s pH

Our hair and scalp are naturally slightly acidic. Apple cider vinegar naturally contains high in acetic acid and has a pH level that is closer to that of human hair. Regular rinsing with this vinegar helps bring your scalp and hair to its suitable acidity, especially if your hair is very oily.

2. Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties

Apple cider vinegar contains antifungal properties. Thus, it inhibits the growth of harmful fungi in your scalp. The removal of these fungi helps with dryness of the scalp. It also decreases the production of bacteria due to its anti-bacterial properties.

3. Gets Rid of Dandruff

Apple cider vinegar is loaded with natural probiotics, which makes it antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature.  So its use kills the bacteria and fungus that cause dandruff.

4. Detangle

Apple cider vinegar is very effective at detangling your hair because it’s natural acidity helps to smoothen the cuticle.

6. Reduce Frizz

Frizzy hair is caused by lifted cuticles on the hair.  Apple cider vinegar helps smoothen down the cuticles.

7. Add Shine

Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar helps to seal the hair cuticle. As a result, light is reflected off the hair, making it smoother, softer and shinier.

8. Stimulate Hair Growth & Prevent Hair Loss

Apple cider vinegar improves blood circulation to the hair follicles, which promotes hair growth and prevents loss.

9. Prevent Split Ends & Breakage

Apple cider vinegar helps build stronger strands that lead to a reduction in split ends and breakage.

Simple Vinegar Rinse Recipe

Mix 1/2 to 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV) with 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle.

Directions

After shampooing apply the vinegar rinse. Spray the rinse onto wet hair. Massage into hair and scalp and pay special attention to the ends. Let sit for a couple minutes.

You may rinse it all out if you want, or leave the rinse on your hair.

Source: Living Traditionally

Chia Seeds: REVERSE Depression, Reduce Blood Sugar Spikes, Fight Cancer & Boost Energy

Chia has been around for thousands of years. Chia seeds were a staple of the ancient Aztec diet, and they are now grown commercially in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico. Chia seeds are becoming increasingly common as a source of fiber, omega-3’s, and various other health benefits.

Health Benefits Of Eating Chia Seeds More

Healthy Bones
Gram for gram, chia seeds have more calcium than most dairy products providing 18% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for adults in a single ounce! As well as being high in several nutrients important for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein.

Reverse Depression
Study found that person who consumed more ALA than those who did not had fewer symptoms of depression. Surprisingly, the person who consumed omega-3 from fish did have symptoms of depression. This means that it’s ALA, not other kinds of omega-3s, that aid in reducing depressive symptoms.

Fight Cancer
Chia seeds are rich in alpha lineic acid (or ALA) which is an Omega-3 fatty acid. It is found that ALA limited the growth of cancer cells in both breast and cervical cancers.

Aids in Digestion
Chia seeds are enriched with fiber. Every 100 gram will give you close to 40g of dietary fiber. Fiber is an excellent agent for digestion and helps keep bowel-related ailments (like constipation) away. Fiber also helps in relieving from bowel inflammation, irritability and helps in regulating cholesterol levels as well.

Boost Energy
Chia seeds are known to increase the energy production in the body. The energy produced by these seeds lasts longer allowing one to perform day-to-day tasks without getting tired and stressed.

Weight Loss
It is commonly believed that Chia Seeds can help weight loss, due to the high level of fiber. The fiber absorbs large amounts of water and expands in the stomach, which helps slow the absorption of food.

Blood Sugar Regulation
Chia seeds can play an important role in regulating insulin levels. They can reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood.

Anti-inflammatory
The anti-inflammatory properties of chia seeds are beneficial for arthritic patients. It has been found to be effective in reducing the pain and inflammation, associated with the condition.

Source: Living Traditionally

Combine These Two Oils for the Most Natural Treatment for Headaches

Probably the most effective natural treatment for headaches is combing lavender oil with peppermint oil. Recent research finds that lavender essential oil can help relieve migraine attacks as an alternative migraine treatment. A 2012 study performed by Iranian and German scientists and published in the medical journal European Neurology concluded that “inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches.”

They evaluated 47 patients with a definite diagnosis of migraine headaches, giving half a dose of 15 minutes lavender essential oil inhalation, and the other half liquid parrafin to inhale. Patients recorded changes in attack severity over 2 hours for a total of 129 migraine attacks.

In the lavender group, 71% of patients’ attacks were resolved or partially resolved by inhalation of lavender.
In the placebo group, 47% of patients’ attacks responded to liquid paraffin.

In other scientific studies, essential lavender oil has showed an ability kill or reduce pain, calm nerves, reduce mood and anxiety disorders, and help relieve spasms and reduce hypertension.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is one of the most effective oils for headaches as well. Studies have found that the cooling effect of peppermint oil can help stimulate blood flow and reduce muscle contractions.

Dr. Axe notes the following research into this oil:

“Applying peppermint essential oil topically across the forehead and on the temples effectively alleviates a tension headache. In a 1996 study, 41 patients (and 164 headache attacks) were analyzed in a placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study. The peppermint oil was applied topically 15 and 30 minutes after a headache began. Participants reported pain relief in their headache diaries, and peppermint oil proved to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual headache therapies.”
In the study, researchers found that peppermint oil and acetaminopen (or tylenol) had similar pain-reducing effects for tension headaches.

Method

Combine 2 drops of lavender essential oil with 2 drops of peppermint oil and rub these oils on the back of the neck, the temples on the lateral side of the forehead along with inhaling it.

Source: Living Traditionally

6 Plants That Will Cause Breasts Growth Without Surgery!

Numerous women would like to have Breasts Growth but are uncomfortable with the idea of undergoing cosmetic surgery. Fortunately, there are some options that could help to increase breast size naturally, with no implants required.

Mother nature has provided humans with a wealth of plant life that can improve health as well as provide many other benefits. Here are some examples of plants women can use to try and increase the size of their breasts.

Saw palmetto

This plant is found in the Southeastern U.S. and was popular as both food and medicine with Native Americans. This herb is known to balance hormones and block some enzymes in the body. Breast enlargement is a side effect of these processes. With regular use, many women will experience larger and firmer breasts. The results are typically noticeable within two months of beginning use. The recommended dosage is approximately 160 mg per day.

Fennel

This is another useful plant in this case. It contains phytoestrogens, which stimulate breast growth and the milk production in breastfeeding mothers. It can be used in two different ways. Fennel leaves can be used to brew a flavorful tea that can be consumed daily, or the herb can be added to moisturizing creams and applied directly to the breasts. Fennel works to enlarge breasts by helping the body to increase estrogen production.

Red clover

This common plant is found across the U.S. and the U.K. Supplements made from this plant can help to increase breast size. It is beneficial because it contains four separate phytoestrogens that can act as estrogen in the body. The specific phytoestrogens found in red clover bind to estradiol receptors that are responsible for the development of breast tissue.

Wild yam

This one plant not only can help to enlarge breasts and improve breast health, it may actually help to increase the libido in women too. Users can increase fullness in the breasts by mixing powdered, concentrated wild yam with any lotion and applying it to their breasts daily.

Black cohosh

This herb is known for its ability to help women with menopausal symptoms and for increasing estrogen levels. The extra estrogen activity can increase breast size. Also, it can induce labor, so it should never be used by pregnant women. Black cohosh is typically sold in a liquid extract that can be massaged directly into the skin.

Hops

Most commonly known as an ingredient in beer, hops are another phytoestrogen. This easy to find plant contains what is considered to be one of the most potent of the phytoestrogens available. It also contains and anti-androgen which may reduce the levels of male hormones in women.

So, this is it! Here is a collection 6 extraordinary plants, which will help you to boost the breast growth and enhance your personality naturally. It is important to use the natural ingredients for breast growth as the cosmetic creams, surgery, and medication can you towards hazardous health issues like cancer. Thus, go natural to be safe and healthy.

Source:

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She Put Some Baking Soda Under Eyes, The Result Is Wonderful!

It can be really difficult to believe that something that you already have in your home, like the baking soda, can protect, nourish and heal the skin on the face.

he truth is baking soda is used for numerous medicinal purposes. While you should consult your physician before ingesting baking soda, the substance is beneficial for your skin, hair, and teeth.

Added to your bathwater soothes skin irritations while serving as a natural exfoliate. This all-purpose substance even works as a deodorant without parabens and aluminum, but what baking soda does for your face is amazing.

One of the greatest benefits of a baking soda is that you can make a mask for your skin type and need.

How to make the mask

The process of making is really simple and easy.

For a basic baking soda mask, mix a tablespoon of cool water and one and a half tablespoons of baking soda together to create a thick liquid. Gently smooth over your clean skin and leave it there for 5-10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and gently pat dry.

For dry skin, you should keep the mask on for a shorter period as baking soda removes facial oils. However, leave the mask on longer if you have oily skin. After that, you can apply a moisturizer (better oil-free).

Benefits of baking soda mask

The baking soda is amazing for the blackheads. It can help to remove the infection that causes these stubborn blackheads and to loosen your skin to make them easier for you to remove them.

The greatest benefit of this powerful soda face mask is to remove the acne and some other blemishes because it acts like a natural antibiotic that can cure many underlying fungal infections. The baking soda can erase the acne scars and also boost the healing of its damage.

The baking soda can ease the pain from the skin toning.

The face mask from baking soda is good for the pores because it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can ease that inflammation, make the skin to look better, and open the pores. Also, it prevents the pores from clogging and helps in absorbing the oil.

Countless people battle dark circles and under eye bags. Unfortunately, most remedies fall short. Baking soda provides a natural alternative with amazing results.

Source:

positivemed.com

How To Make Peppermint Oil That Can Help You Stop Eating Junk Food And Instead Burn Tons Of Extra Calories

Refined sugar is extremely addictive. It affects the human brain pathways in the same way as addictive drugs, like morphine or heroin.

According to a study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs in 2010, the sugar addiction follows the same paths and principles in the brain that a habit-forming drug does.

Sugar addiction is a very hard practice to break for many people, especially in cases when the digestive tract and the body become overloaded with yeast, candida fungus, parasites, and other sugar-loving bacteria. To break this cycle and to suppress the cravings, you need to go through a detoxification procedure.

The good news is that studies have shown that using natural approach, such as using peppermint essential oil, can help beat sugar addiction.

Moreover, Dr. Alan Hirsch conducted a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of peppermint oil on the satiety center in the brain, which induces a feeling of fullness after a meal. The results showed that inhaling peppermint positively affects the satiety center in the brain, thus stopping sugar cravings.

Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint and that means that it is a hybrid. It is grown in multiple areas around the world, although it belongs to Europe and the Middle East.

There is a very good reason why peppermint oil is one of the favorites among the essential oils. It is because it provides a variety of healing benefits. It improves the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, eases digestion, offers respiratory benefits (clears phlegm and prevents asthma), eases herpes infections, treats nervous disorders, manages stress, and many more.

How to make peppermint essential oil

To make your own peppermint essential oil, you will need the following:

  • Fresh peppermint leaves (found in health food stores or grocery stores)
  • Carrier oil, preferably cold-pressed olive oil
  • A glass jar with a tight lid

Instructions:

Crush or chop the previously washed peppermint leaves, and put them in a jar along with the carrier oil. Seal the jar and wait 24 hours. Strain the oil, add more of the ingredients, and reseal.  Repeat the process for 5 days, remove the leaves, and transfer the oil to another container. Store it in a cool place.

How to use peppermint essential oil

You can either use a diffuser to inhale the aroma as cravings come on or apply the oil to the feet.

  • Mix several drops of peppermint essential oil with a bit of a carrier oil and then apply it on your temples and abdominal area.
  • Combine 2 drops of the oil with 2 drops of coconut oil, and then apply it inside the center of your wrists.
  • Directly diffuse or inhale the oil.

Uses of peppermint essential oil

  • It is often found in oral health products
  • Promotes proper respiratory function
  • Promotes digestive health
  • Helps reduce gas and bloating
  • Take a few drops in a Veggie Capsule to relieve stomach upset
  • Diffuse when feeling low on energy or fatigued
  • Add a few drops to your smoothie for a refreshing twist
  • Put a drop in your mouth to freshen breath
  • Rub on temples in the morning for an energy boost

Source:

livingtraditionally.com

Study: This Spice Can Slash Your Heart Attack Risk By 56%

If you can’t find turmeric hiding in your spice cupboard, it’s time to go and buy some! This healthy orange spice has powerful anti-aging properties, it is rich in antioxidants, and its anti-inflammatory benefits are simply unmatched.

To add to its list of benefits, a new study has found that this spice can even reduce your risk of heart attack.

A study was published in the American Journal of Cardiology, stating that turmeric extract can decrease risks of heart attack by 56%.

This discovery backs up earlier research printed in the Nutrition Research journal in 2012 that said eating this spice or consuming supplements of it can improve one’s cardiovascular health as much as aerobic exercise.

How does this work?

It all comes down to the main polyphenol compound in this golden spice, called curcumin. Curcumin is responsible for turmeric’s bright color and for the active properties that can empower vascular function.

This amazing ability of curcumin has been especially helpful for postmenopausal women who reach the age where heart problems can arise and become a health concern.

Consuming turmeric for the heart

According to the conclusion of the study, one should take 150 mg of turmeric extract (equal to 25 mg of curcumin) every day for eight weeks to improve heart function.

The curcumin content in turmeric powder is usually 2%. So, be aware of this if you choose this approach over the supplements. To reap these heart benefits, consume a teaspoon of turmeric daily. Alternatively, buy turmeric extract capsules.

Also, exercise!

Although curcumin helps the bolstering of cardiovascular function, don’t forget about physical activity entirely! The researchers of this study all agreed that nothing could actually replace exercise, no matter how much turmeric you eat.

So get back on the treadmill and keep going! Imagine the impact of being physical active alongside the benefits of turmeric. The USA Department of Health and Human Services recommends 2.5 hours a week of moderate-intensity, or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic exercises, or a combination of both. They also suggest muscle-strengthening activities two or more days weekly.

Moderate activity includes dancing, canoeing, biking on level ground, gardening, brisk walking, and water aerobics.

Vigorous activity includes: aerobic dance, jumping rope, jogging, running, swimming laps, brisk walking, play tennis with singles, and biking faster than 10 miles an hour.

Get moving, and don’t forget to take your turmeric juice with you!

Source:

worldhealthchoice.com