Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Garlic For Health

Garlic will attack and may prevent many types of cancer. It has antibacterial properties which make it a strong fighter against bacterial invasions such as Salmonella, E-coli, Staph infection and the flu.
Fresh garlic reduces inflammation and pain which makes it a wonderful help for people with arthritis.
To maximize the benefits; when adding garlic to a recipe, cut or crush the garlic at 5- 10 minutes before cooking. The oxygen helps stimulate the enzymes that make it so healthy. It is also important to add garlic to your recipe towards the end of the cooking time. The longer it cooks and the hotter it gets, the greater the chance of reducing the health benefits. 
A good garlic rule is: cut it first and use it last.

It’s important to note that putting garlic in the microwave is not recommended. The microwave will kill the beneficial ingredients in the garlic.

Garlic has a wonderful flavor and it is a key ingredient in many dishes but, if you are concerned about the smell, there is a wide variety of no-odor garlic supplements available that carry many of the same health benefits.
Did you know garlic is a vegetable?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is the only type of vinegar that is made primarily for health benefits and remedies. Of course it is completely safe to use when cooking and cleaning as well.

One of the easiest ways to experience quick health benefits is to mix 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a full glass of water and drink 1-3 glasses per day.
This mixture will show dramatic positive results with;
  • Digestion
  • Constipation
  • diarrhea
  • body odor
  • acid reflux
  • sinus infections
  • allergies
  • energy
Women who add Apple Cider Vinegar to their bath water can reduce or eliminate yeast infections and regain the proper good bacteria balance after their menstrual cycle.
The same antibacterial and antifungal properties will drastically reduce or eliminate;
  • foot and nail fungus
  • warts
  • acne
  • dandruff
  • sunburns
  • whitens teeth
  • and it’s great for your hair
This stuff is incredibly inexpensive and totally safe for your outside and inside so why not give it a try?
The complete list of Apple Cider Vinegar benefits would have to include its amazing cleaning powers as well. It works wonders for cleaning coffee makers, dishwashers, garbage disposals, toilets and stain removal.
It is simply amazing!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Laughter Really Can Be The Best Medicine

There is a reason that we associate the sound of laughter with happiness. The simple act of laughing has many health and emotional benefits.

The act of laughing reduces stress hormones, boosts immunity, relieves pain and clears the mind.
Even the toughest situations can be seen a little more clearly after a good bout of laughter.

 
 Unfortunately, it is difficult to laugh during the times when we need it the most. The following are a few suggestions on how to find your healing laugh when faced with deep despair:
Having relationship troubles?
Push pause on the romantic movie that will idolize what you think you’ve lost, watch a hilarious comedy or your favorite sitcom instead.

Are experiencing a loss?
Pull out some old photos or mementos that will remind you of happy or silly times you had with your loved one.
Surround yourself with other people who share your pain and share your wonderful memories with each other.
Anytime you are feeling sad or down, find something to laugh about. A deep, hearty belly laugh will work wonders for your stress levels inside and your outlook.

“You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.” – Bill Cosby

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Great Sources of Fiber for Health and Weight Loss

Fiber is an important part of getting healthy and staying that way. Most people don’t get enough fiber on a regular basis but once they do they experience immediate results.

Fiber is responsible for cleansing the colon, helping digestion, reducing bloating, helping you feel satisfied longer and reducing cravings.

A few of the many fiber rich foods that will make a delicious addition to any diet are:

  • Whole grain breads
  • Oatmeal
  • Cinnamon
  • Chia seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Black beans
  • Raspberries
  • Artichoke

Friday, July 26, 2013

Healthy and Homemade Baby Foods

Pureed Sweet Potato, Zucchini, and Carrots
Homemade Baby Food
Exposing babies to a variety of healthy foods will not only dramatically increase the chances that they continue a healthy diet, it will also assure that their bodies have a solid foundation for healthy development. 
People who had a balanced diet as children enjoy much better health as adults due to the fact that their bodies and immune systems are stronger. The best way to assure good health during adulthood is to start in childhood.
Our kids deserve the best start possible!
Fruits, vegetables and meats that are already in your refrigerator can easily be transformed into a delicious meal for the youngest member of your family as well.

The following article has step by step instructions on how easy it is to make nutrition packed baby food with very little time or effort.

Foods for Babies

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Two New York Hospitals Trail Blaze The Wholesome Wave


Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Hospital in New York are two of the first Hospitals in the US to prescribe fruits and vegetables to patients instead of more medications.
They are part of an inspiring and ground breaking new national program called Wholesome Wave.
This brave new program aims to help people get healthy and take charge of their nutrition with help from local farmers and nutritionists.
Patients take their prescriptions to a local participating farmers market and receives fresh fruits and vegetables. They also receive education and support from a nutritionist to support their healthy new life style.
Kudos to New York for being the first to show it's compassion and caring for their people and their communities!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Homemade Body Exfoliator

This Do-It-Yourself skin exfoliator will give your skin a youthful glow, make it feel softer than ever and promote new cell growth.
If you exfoliate 1-2 times per week you are removing dead skin cells that can build up and make your skin look dull and feel rough or bumpy.
Eliminate dry, uneven skin with this simple remedy:
2 cups course salt
1/4 cup olive oil
a few drops of your favorite scented oil (optional)

Mix it all together, gently rub the mixture your damp skin in a circular motion to increase blood flow to the surface and rinse.
It couldn't be easier!
 Give it a try next time you take a bath or shower and you will be amazed by the results!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hot Peppers For Health

The active beneficial ingredient in hot peppers is called capsaicin. This is what makes them hot and what gives them their high antioxidant levels.
If you like putting a little zing into your meals, here are some of the amazing benefits you can expect to get from those delicious peppers:
  • Relieves Arthritis
  • Lowered blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Strengthens blood vessels
  • Relieves headaches
  • Increases metabolism
  • Burns fat
There are many different varieties of hot peppers with some being more or less available depending on where you live. This is a short list of some of the more commonly known peppers to get you started.

Not sure which peppers to choose? Grab a glass of milk and give these a try:
  • Hot Banana Pepper
  • Serrano Peppers
  • Poblano Peppers
  • Habanero Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Anaheim Peppers

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Many Benefits of Ginger Root

Ginger Root has been widely used for many health remedies and cures.
Some of the amazing benefits ginger root offers are:
  • Relieves nausea and indigestion
  • Kills the cold virus
  • Soothes sore throat
  • Boosts immunity
  • Dramatically reduces swelling and pain associated with arthritis
  • Silicon to strengthen hair, skin and nail growth
  • Contains numerous vitamins and nutrients
Ginger root has shown remarkable results in treating ovarian cancer, preventing prostate cancer and killing the damaged cells in countless other cancers as well.

Sometimes the simple solutions are the most effective. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Using Organic Raw Honey for Wounds and Burns

The antibacterial agents found in Organic Raw Honey have healing benefits for the outside as well as the inside!
Raw honey has been credited for soothing sore throats and relieving ear aches but it is also highly effective for healing wounds and burns. 
Organic Raw Honey reduces scaring, encourages new cell growth and it speeds the healing process. 
Raw Honey will also keep the dressing from sticking to the wound so it’s less painful to remove.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stressed Out And Overwhelmed? Go For A Walk

It is no surprise that certain aspects of life can make us feel overwhelmed and uninspired. In order to accomplish all of the things we want to do in this life, it seems as though we need to have 6 plates spinning at once.
It may not be possible to remove any responsibilities at this point in your life but there is a simple trick to centering and calming yourself.

Go for a walk outside. Yes, it is that easy! 
There are only two rules. 
1.you have to go alone (pets are ok)
2.you can't bring any electronics.
No phone, I-pod or any device that plays music or communicates with the outside world.

This walk is about you, the feeling of your feet hitting the path or pavement, the unaltered sounds of the world around you and the smells of nature.
Put on a pair of comfortable shoes and temporarily abandon the store bought aromatherapy, the treadmill and your favorite playlist.

During a 30-45 minute walk you will discover your senses fill, your body invigorate and your mind clear. Everything will make sense again and it will all be possible.
You may even solve some issues you were too busy to notice you had.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Detox Bath:Toxins Out, Energy In

The toxins that our bodies acquire through the air and the foods we eat suppress our immune system, deplete our energy and increase our stress levels.
A detox bath is a great way to rid your body of built up toxins and regain your energy!
Let it all go in a warm, relaxing escape found right in your own bathtub. Detox baths are easy and inexpensive.
All that you needed is; 2 cups baking soda, 1 1/2 cups Epsom Salt, a bathtub full of the warmest water you can tolerate and approximately 30-45 minutes.
Bring your favorite book, put on some relaxing music and soak in the detox bath for 20-30 minutes total. It is totally normal and expected to begin sweating after about 10 minutes of soaking so don't be alarmed, this is just your body pushing the toxins out.
It is a good idea to rinse off after a detox bath and to drink a bottle of water to rehydrate.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Prescriptions For Health?

Remember, there are two ways drug companies can make money:
1.    Invent new drugs

2.       invent new diseases already invented drugs can treat

“In the past decade or so, Big Pharma has created no less than 10 new novel drugs per year.”

Dr. Jay Parkinson, M.D., M.P.H.
It's time we listen to our body and give it what it actually needs. It isn't always a good idea just because the doctor writes it on a little pad of paper. 
Take charge of your health!
Lets take care of our health and not the Pharmaceutical Companies bottom line.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chia Seeds for Health and Weight Loss

Chia Seeds are considered a super food because they are packed with nutrients your body and brain need to thrive while helping you maintain a healthy weight.

These tiny little seeds are loaded with
antioxidants, protein, iron, omega-3 and omega-6.

It is rare to see such a nutritional power punch in one natural product.

Chia seeds will expand to 9 times their original size when they are mixed with the liquid in your belly so you will stay full and satisfied for longer periods of time with less food.

Incorporating chia seeds into your daily diet is certainly a win-win!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Got Vitamin D?

Feeling down?
Having trouble with your teeth and gums?
Suffering with high cholesterol?
Getting sick often?
Mysterious aches and pains?

Most people are deficient in Vitamin D and don’t realize it.
2000-4000mg of vitamin D daily may be the key to feeling better.

*Always check with a health professional before beginning any new supplement regimen.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lemon With Cloves Will Repel Flies and Mosquitos

Are you tired of flies invading your home every time you open a window when it's warm out?

If  you cover a lemon with whole cloves and set it on your kitchen table, it will repel flies, mosquitos and those pesky little fruit flies.

This remedy is simple, inexpensive and you don't have to spray all those bug spray chemicals all over your eating areas.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Highly Effective Allergy Remedy

If you find yourself taking prescriptions and/or over the counter pills frequently for allergy symptoms this is definitely worth a try. I was amazed how well it actually works! There are no side effects like drowsiness or cotton mouth.

Give it a week and notice the change.

1-3 cups of Nettle Tea daily can dramatically reduce or eliminate even the toughest allergy symptoms.
Follow the package directions and do not consume more than 3 cups per day.

*One cup per day did the trick for the most chronic and problematic allergy symptoms I've ever witnessed.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Headaches and Magnesium

Before you settle with a self-diagnoses and reach for the over the counter pain medication, consider this:

Most frequent headache sufferers have insufficient levels of Magnesium in their bodies and the ache is a symptom.

Next time you experience a mild irritating headache or a migraine, try 400mg of Magnesium.