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Tuesday, September 25, 2018


1. Not getting enough sleep

This phenomenon, familiar to anyone, is becoming a global problem. According to the WHO, over the past 100 years, people began to sleep an average of 20% less. Severe lack of sleep creates the risk thatdifferent parts of the brain move into a phase of slow wave sleep in the state of wakefulness. As a result, a person can’t concentrate and his fine motor skills deteriorate. The regular lack of sleep leads to brain cell death.

2. Lack of breakfast

Skipping the morning meal affects the performance and energy of the person during the day. It seems obvious, but the point here is not so much the consumption of energy necessary for the body, but the fact that lack of breakfast lowers the level of sugar in the blood. This in turn reduces and hinders the flow of nutrients to the brain.

3. Sugar

The preceding paragraph explains why it is recommended to eat sweets, especially dark chocolate, to have a good brain performance. However, excessive amounts of sugar cause problems with the assimilation of protein and nutrients. It leads to the same result as the low level of blood sugar: the brain does not receive enough nutrients.

4. Stress
Severe emotional stress weakens the connections between neurons and thus complicates the understanding of cause-effect relationships and sequence of events. Strong nervous excitement, poor memory and the feeling that everything goes wrong are also linked to stress.

5. Anti-depressants and sleeping pills

The use of sleeping pills and popular antidepressants such as Xanax can impair memory up to amnesia, cause dementia and obsessive suicidal thoughts.

6. Smoking

Speaking about the negative effects of smoking on the body, the image of black lung and damaged teeth first comes to mind. At the same time, it is not said much about how cigarettes affect the brain: nicotine narrows its vessels. Besides the problems associated with lack of nutrients in the brain, this greatly increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

7. Lack of sun

Lack of sufficient sunlight directly affects cognitive abilities. First, ultraviolet light produced from sunlight regulates blood circulation, that is, the flow of oxygen and nutrients. Second, sunlight helps produce serotonin – the hormone that affects a person’s mood.

8. Lack of water

Lack of water causes a decrease in brain volume, which considerably reduces its efficiency and leads to almost zero ability to memorize information. It is recommended to drink an average of 1,5-2 liters of water per day.

9. Too much information

Year after year, the amount of information to digest increases enormously. This would seem quite useful for the brain exercise and the maintenance of its performance. However, brain responds to such an information excess with resistance. It is expressed in the fact that at a certain moment the information is no longer absorbed causing up to memory lapses.

10. Multitasking

Another anomaly of the information world: people simultaneously process multiple streams of information. As a consequence, none of them is absorbed properly, and the mind gets used to this way of working. Information is perceived superficially, while being focused and doing only one thing without frequent change of activity is becoming more difficult.

Source: Learning Mind
juice of potatoes, potato juice

Did you know that the juice of potato is more effective than any medicine and proven to treat cancer, diabetes, gastritis, high blood pressure and many other serious illnesses?

Useful properties of raw potatoes have long been known to folk medicine, but despite that, we still think it should not be consumed raw potatoes. It’s a mistake, because in its raw form, potatoes are very healthy and extremely useful food.

With numerous misconceptions regarding the consumption of potatoes, it is worth mentioning that the prevailing opinion is that it is necessary to peel off the potatoes before eating, because its shell is poisonous.

In fact, the shell of organically grown potatoes does not contain any substances that are harmful to health.

Immature potatoes with green skin and potatoes sprout can be dangerous. The danger lies in solanine – the poison that exists in germ and green parts of potatoes. However, in such a potato you can easily remove the shell before use.

juice of potatoes, potato juice

Potatoes as a cure for many serious diseases

Many prominent experts, such as John Lesindzer and Dr. John Tucakov, wrote about the healing properties of potato juice.

Lesindzer believes that the potato juice is a natural medicine for the treatment of gastritis, one of the most common diseases of modern times.

He recommends taking one tablespoon of potato juice diluted with a little water, half an hour before breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In the treatment of duodenal and stomach are advised to take half deciliter of potato juice on an empty stomach, and then half deciliter half an hour before lunch and dinner.

Dr John Tucakov claims that the juice of the potato has a beneficial effect on reducing blood sugar levels, as well as in the treatment of lung diseases and respiratory diseases and even severe illnesses such as emphysema.

Buddhist monk Tomizawa, author of the book “The road to a healthy lifestyle: Cancer is nothing to fear,” according to the daily consumption of half a pint of potato juice can greatly contribute to cure cancer and other serious diseases.

To conclude on the efficiency of potato in the fight against cancer, is gradually coming through scientific research.

Kagamine Professor of Medicine University of Akita (Japan), has managed to isolate the substance of raw potatoes, which proved to be effective in suppressing the growth of tumor cells in mice. The results of this research were published in the International Congress for the fight against cancer, which was held in Germany.

Juice of potato is used as a part of the famous Broy’s cancer therapy.

Today, the potato is gaining importance as an effective tool in the fight against diseases of the kidneys and liver, but also in cases of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, lumbago, rheumatism and so on.

Notwithstanding the positive effects in the treatment of serious diseases, drinking juice of raw potato is an excellent tool for strengthening the immune system.

In addition, it helps in reducing the frequent headaches and menstrual pain.

If you feel weak or exhausted, drink juice made from a single medium-sized potato, carrots and apples, once daily in the morning and evening, and in only two weeks you will get back the good health condition.

juice of potatoes, potato juice

Benefits of the juice of potatoes:
  • boosts immunity
  • cleanses the body of toxins
  • treat skin diseases
  • used to fight cancer
  • helps with gastritis and other stomach problems
  • It lowers blood sugar
  • aids in liver and kidney ailments
  • protects against cardiovascular disease
The potato peel is contributing to the detoxification of the body and is the source of many nutrients.

If you eat unpeeled potatoes, especially raw, your body will get a lot of valuable ingredients, such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins C and B6, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc.

It is important to note that vitamin C loses while cooking, which is really a great pity, because the raw potato medium size (150 grams) is as much as 27 mg of vitamin C, which makes 45% of the recommended daily intake of this vitamin.

Among other things, the potato is very effective in treating skin problems and gives a clean and radiant complexion, and skin without acne and blackheads.

Due to its antiseptic properties, it’s great cleaner for skin problems, and because it contains a high percentage of vitamin C and starch, nourishes the skin and prevents its aging. If you grind and apply as a face mask, it will clean and tighten the skin.

In addition, it can help in the fight against cellulite. For this purpose, it is enough to regularly rub critical areas slices of raw potato.


Preparing juice of potatoes

Preparing potato juice is easy. First, wash the potatoes and remove all the seeds and green parts of the crust.

Then cut into thin slices, wrap in a cloth fabric and squeeze the juice. You can also use the juicer.

You should always drink freshly prepared juice from potatoes, and you can mix it with fruit and vegetables of your choice, such as apples and carrots, lemon juice and honey to taste.

Source: Worldtruth TV

Saturday, September 22, 2018

We hear the word ‘antioxidant’ frequently these days, but with so many choices in different dishes and innovative restaurants, we often glaze over the simple, everyday foods that are plentiful in vitamins, nutrients, and cancer-preventing components. Alone or in addition to full meals, these bites and beverages could have a powerful effect on your overall health and longevity if eaten consistently in moderate amounts.

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Cocoa beans are densely packed with antioxidants, especially in dark chocolate rather than other forms of chocolate. “Cocoa beans fresh from the tree are exceptionally rich in flavonols,” a studypublished in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology in 2009 states. “Unfortunately, during conventional chocolate making, this high antioxidant capacity is greatly reduced due to manufacturing processes.”

The study also notes that cocoa flavonols might also offer significant anti-cancer properties similar to green tea. These compounds are being investigated further for anti-aging properties and “interestingly have been demonstrated in animal models to improve cognitive performance in aged individuals and increase lifespan.”

Berries

Berries

Most berries, especially those that are darker or bluer in color such as blueberries or blackberries, are very high in antioxidants as well. A study determined that eating blueberries or strawberries consistently could help prevent mental decline in women as they grow older.

"Given that we know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health in general, our findings add to the idea that we should be consuming more, especially berries, as a way to help maintain memory in older ages," said Elizabeth Devore, lead author and professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Fish

Fish

Salmon, herring, tuna, sardines, and other fish are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which can help prevent heart disease and can fight inflammation. Studies have shown that fish can reduce mortality rates, especially in people who have suffered a heart attack. Like meat, fish is high in protein — but in many ways it’s much better than other types of meat because it is not high in saturated fat, according to the American Heart Association. Fish is also good for your heart — omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of arrhythmias, which are abnormal heartbeats that can have harmful consequences. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week.

Certain types of fish, mainly larger predatory fish such as shark, swordfish, contain higher levels of mercury and other environmental contaminants. Shrimp, salmon, canned light tuna, and catfish all have low levels of mercury. For older people in particular, the benefits of fish far outweigh the potential mercury risks.

Red Wine And Grapes

Red Wine And Grapes

Drinking red wine — in moderation — could be good for both your heart and health. It’s filled with antioxidants and an anti-aging component known as resveratrol, which is also found in grapes and grape juice. Red wine has higher levels of resveratrol than white wine because the component is concentrated in grape skins, which are kept longer in red wine during the aging process. Resveratrol may reduce blood clots, decrease inflammation, and possess anti-cancer properties. Harvard researchers recently foundthat it can help slow the aging process.


Vegetables: Green, Leafy, And All The Others

Vegetables: Green, Leafy, And All The Others

The old adage is true: all sorts of veggies are good for you. Broccoli, carrots, spinach, asparagus, kale, you name it — whether you cook them or eat them raw, they are rich in antioxidants and protect against harmful UV exposure. On top of that, they are high in vitamins such as vitamin A, K, C, and E.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

The oldest person ever recorded, a French woman named Jeanne Calment, attributed her longevity to pouring olive oil over much of her food and even her skin. Calment, who also ate chocolate and drank port wine consistently, lived until she was 122 years old.

Like green tea, olive oil also contains polyphenols. Researchers are investigating the benefits of olive oil for improving memory and cognitive function, as well as digestive health. According to Olive Oil Source, rubbing extra virgin olive oil onto your skin could improve the condition of your skin as well. "What many consumers don't realize is something that people living millennia ago in ancient Greece took for granted; that extra virgin olive oil, all by itself, is one of the best beauty secrets," the site states.

Yogurt

Yogurt

Greek yogurt has recently become widely popular, and for good reason. It contains "friendly bacteria," or probiotics, which are already naturally present in the digestive system. While more research is needed to confirm, some studies have investigated the potential of yogurt to improve the immune system and assist digestion. It's also filled with protein and calcium, and in its plain, low-fat form could be an excellent addition to your usual diet.

Source: Medical Daily

We find solace in alcohol in more ways than one. Most of us can relate to the movie Hangover, but alcohol has medicinal properties if used in the right manner.

Today we are looking at booze and which drink breaks the medicinal barrier. Here's a rundown of the medicinal uses of alcohol through history and time.


Stepping back in time

Alcohol was a favored remedy for snake bites, as an antiseptic, and was also used as an anesthetic too. In the old days, physicians would give patients whiskey shots before an operation.

After the Sars epidemic we have stocked up on hand sanitizers and wipes, but back in the day alcohol was the popular antiseptic of choice.

Vodka is used in medicine very often. Usually they use 40% Vodka or medical alcohol. You should not use other kinds of Vodka or alcohol for treating yourself. There are kinds of technical alcohol that can kill you and there is low quality vodka that can make you very sick.

Vodka

Vodka

However, if you use the advised kind of Vodka or medical alcohol it will help you very much. Disinfection is one of the most important Vodka’s properties. When you cut yourself of get a small wound, you should clean the wound with Vodka in order not to get any infection. Sometimes when you shave, your skin gets micro wounds. Very many pimples appear on the next day. To prevent this from happening you should clean your face with Vodka beforehand. This way it will help you to fight against pimples.

If you have a boil full with pas Vodka will also help. In this case, you should applya Vodka compress to the boil for the night. It will prevent from further forming of pus or at least will slow it down. If it does not help, you can apply another compress that has two layers. First you apply a napkin with the “Vishnyovskiy’s ointment” and then you put a napkin moistened with Vodka.

If you got erysipelatous inflammation and you are prohibited to use any ointments, you can use Vodka to moist the inflamed skin. It will localize the infection and will not let it go deeper under the skin.

Vodka help from other aches too. When you got the “shooting” pains in your ears, you can stop the pain with help of Vodka. You should add some water to Vodka and drop several drops into your ear.

Vodka can also be used as an anti-fever medicine because of its property to evaporate very fast. To lower somebody’s temperature you should rub Vodka into his chest and back. Let him lie uncovered in order to let the alcohol evaporate. The temperature will lower after this treatment. The same property of Vodka can help if you burned yourself. You should lubricate the burnt skin with Vodka at once. While evaporating it will cool the burnt skin and it will reduce the pain. Besides, you will not get any bubbles if you use Vodka in time. Vodka can also reduce the shock pain. If you have no pain relief pills, you can use it. You should drink 100 grams of Vodka.

Tequila

Tequila
Its benefits include treatment of ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer and Crohn disease.

The compounds of blue agave (the cactus used for making tequila) showed nice results in studies performed at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.

This development could be the first step in better treatments for ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions involving the colon.

The deliver of drugs in to the colon has been a challenge for the doctors dealing with colon and rectal diseases.

Many drugs are destroyed by acids at the stomach. This could be avoided by the compounds of tequila, a type of polysaccharide known as fructans (a fructose polymer). This compound resists the destruction in the stomach and could let that drugs reach the colon without problems.

“This study showed that the agave fruit is not good just for making tequila, but it’s good because of its medicinal value. Agave’s fructan is the ideal natural transporter of drugs”, said Guillermo Toriz. 

Natural Sweetener

Agave nectar is a natural, low-glycemic sweetener that does not spike the blood-sugar level. It is an alternative sweetener for diabetics and for people on diets. 

Healing Properties

It contains saponins and fructans, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It is often used as a holistic medicine for cuts, burns and rashes.

Jagermeister

Jagermeister

Jagermeister is a German 70-proof (35% abv) digestif made with 56 herbs and spices. Since it's a digestive it is served after a meal.

Did you know Jagermeister was originally called Goring-Schnapps? It is a hunter's drink, this is why when translated it spells - hunt-master.

Jagermeister was developed as a digestive and as a cough remedy. It clears out minor cold and congestion. A shot of cold Jagermeister will soothe your cold, cough and sore throat.

Ouzo

Ouzo

Ouzo is an anise-flavored aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus, and a symbol of Greek culture.

Ouzo has its roots in the 14th century monks living in a monastery on Mount Athos. You can mix it with water but it turns cloudy white or develops a faint blue tinge, and served with ice or you can have it as shots.

It will clam you down, therefore good for insomniacs as it helps you relax. It works as an antiseptic and works great for toothaches as well. It is a great solution for congestion. Ouzo works well when the temperature is high and dry, as it thins the blood.

Scandinavian glogg

Scandinavian glogg
Scandinavian glogg is basically hot spiced wine; it is a potpourri of spices and red wine, port, and brandy.

The tradition of spicing and heat wine goes back to ancient Rome and Greece. Different countries have different variations to this wine.

This concoction of spiced wine makes you feel warm. A heart warming recipe for a cold winter's day!

Beer

Beer

This drink is an all time favourite for any occasion around the globe. Today there are several kinds of beer and different brands. Chilled beer of different pursuits is gaining popularity among Indians.

It is an age old beverage among the European countries and the benefits of beer are plenty. From beer being a natural hair conditioner to a cure for upset stomachs, it can also reduce osteoporosis. Dark beer works as an anti-aging drink; it contains high levels of anti-oxidants.

Around the world, beer is mixed with herbs like ginger. It's helpful for morning sickness and rheumatoid arthritis.

Brandy

Brandy

Brandy works as a digestif and is traditionally drunk at room temperature. Distillation as a process was common in Rome and Greece, but this spread to other European countries too.

Brandy is traditionally distilled from grapes but different countries have their own versions like peach and apple brandy.

It is a well known fact that brandy will keep you warm and aids to improve your cold. In the military, men were given doses of brandy to help them last through troubled times. Brandy is also a sleeping aid, anti-oxidant and stress reliever.

 Chartreuse

Chartreuse

This French Liqueur was created by monks from 130 spices in the 1600s as a health tonic. It is also known as the "elixir of long life".

Chartreuse works as a digest. But it could be the secret to a long life. If you can get your hand on Chartreuse, expect to live long and prosper.

Source: India Times
stress

Stress is the body’s reaction to an increase in pressure or demands that the individual can physically not cope. Stress can mean different things to different people, but it often stems from problems related to relationships, family, your job or most common – money! Stress can also stem from a build-up of small life events or a major life event that came up unexpectedly.

Aside from feeling an overall sense of anxiety, stress can also heavily impact the organs of the body. When we are stressed, our cortisol levels rise and this can compromise the functioning of the immune system. The hormones Adrenaline and Noradrenaline are also released, which raise the blood pressure and make you sweat more. Not only that, but a raise in these hormones reduce blood flow to the skin and reduce stomach activity (which can greatly impede digestion).

stress
stress


Organs in The Body Affected by Stress:

Skin

Stress can cause major skin problems ranging from acne, blisters, psoriasis, random breakouts, eczema and other dermatitis types. Stress makes the skin more sensitive and more reactive, according to Dermatologist and clinical psychologist Richard G. Fried (MD, PhD). By reducing stress, you can help decrease the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines like stress hormones and other chemicals. The release of neuropeptides, for example, can be reduced my managing your stress through different stress management techniques.

Head

When we are stressed, we often develop headaches or migraines. This is due to a build-up of tension around the head, neck and shoulder area and can be prevented by recognizing this build-up and changing our posture or taking a nap. Stress can also affect the brain too! Long-term stress, anxiety or depression can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Research suggests that stress extended over long time periods stimulates the growth of proteins that might cause Alzheimer’s and lead to memory loss.

Individuals who are stressed also tend to smoke more, drink more alcohol and become engaged in harmful activities that can damage the brain. You can help avoid this by taking up yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, guided imagery or biofeedback, all of which have been proven successful in reducing stress.

Heart
Because stress increases our blood pressure, we can directly pin-point the link between heart disease and stress. Prolonged stress also affects blood sugar levels which can have direct implications in affecting the way the heart functions. Heavy stress over time can also lead to insulin resistance which can lead to type 2 diabetes and hardening of the arteries.

The emotional effects of stress also alter the heart rhythms, which could pose a risk for individuals who often experience arrhythmia. It is also important to note that stress causes the body to release inflammatory markers into the bloodstream which can worsen heart disease or increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Stomach

Our stomaches are very sensitive to stress. If you try eating after a stressful situation, the nutrients in that food will not be absorbed as properly as they would if you were un-stressed. Chronic stress can change the amount of gastric secretions produced by the stomach, gut motility, mucosal permeability and barrier function, visceral sensitivity and mucosal blood flow!

Our brains and guts are directly connected via tiny little nerves (mainly the vagus nerve) which help communicate messages between the brain and stomach. Thus, the brain (and related stress) can easily effect gut function. Stress doesn’t only affect the physiological functioning of the gut, but it can even change the composition of the microbiota due to changes in neurotransmitter and inflammatory cytokine levels. Chronic stress exposure can lead to a variety of gut-related issues like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, IBD, IBS and even food allergies!

Intestines
Similar to the stomach, stress directly affects how well our intestines function. Stress-response in the intestines results in decreased nutrient absorption, decreased oxygenation to the gut, 4 times less blood flow to our digestive parts (and thus reduced metabolism), and decreased enzymatic output by as much as 20,000-fold.

Stress is incredibly detrimental to the health of your gut, and can even damage the delicate tissue, leading to multiple inflammatory diseases and conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, Chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic skin conditions, kidney problems, urinary conditions, allergic and atopic conditions, degenerative conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and a variety of other inflammatory bowel disease (IBS, IBD, etc.).

Interestingly, the connection between the stomach and gut can work in both ways. Not only does the brain affect the digestive tract, but the digestive tract can affect the way we process our emotions. According to Harvard researchers, “this connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected – so intimately that they should be viewed as one system.”

Pancreas
Stress creates a response in the body known as “fight or flight” where our blood pressure rises, breathing rate increases, heart rate increases and blood sugar levels rise. The pancreas responds to this message by producing a more-than-required amount of insulin, which, if consistently elevated (in the case of chronic stress) can damage our arteries, put us at risk for diabetes and obesity and can contribute to ‘syndrome x’.

Reproductive system

Stress is known to decrease fertility and sexual behaviour. Stress hormones like glucocorticoids lower the levels of a brain hormone called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH; the body’s main sex hormone), and also boost levels of a hormone (GnIH) that suppresses GnRH – a double whammy for the reproductive system. Chronic stress leads to a drop in sex drive, as well as a drop in fertility. Women who are trying to conceive when stressed will have very little success, as has been documented in numerous cases. When glucocorticoids are released in response to stress, our pituitary gland stops releasing follicle-stimulating hormones as well as gonadotropin luteinizing hormones, and thus suppresses testosterone and estradiol production and dampens sexual behavior.

Immune system


As we all know, the immune system helps defend the body against foreign bodies (antigens) like bacteria, viruses and cancerous cells. When we are stressed, corticosteroids that are released can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system by lowering the number of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell which is heavily involved in the immune system) available in the blood (and thus makes us more susceptible to infections).

We all get stressed, and short-term suppression of the immune system isn’t dangerous. However, when this stress becomes chronic, the immune system is consistently compromised. The stress hormone cortisol, when consistently elevated, makes the cells of the immune system unable to respond to hormonal control, subsequently leading to high levels of inflammation that promote disease.

Stress can also have an indirect effect on the immune system, because when people are stressed, they often reach for things to quickly reduce this stress like alcohol, cigarettes, or other unhealthy behavioural coping strategies which compromise the immune system.

Joints & muscles

Aches and pains in the bones, joints and muscles may also be stress-induced. Studies have shown correlations between increased depressive symptoms and reported stress with neck and shoulder pain as well as lower back pain in adolescents. Perceived stress has also been closely correlated with complaints of musculoskeletal symptoms such as shoulder and low back pain. Anti-inflammatory nutrients can offer support to aches and pains that are the result of stress. Holy basil, ginger and turmeric are some of the few, among many, anti-inflammatory agents you can use to treat these pains.

Friday, September 21, 2018

 Berries

Berries are a more familiar in foods such as cakes, jams, etc, but when was the last time you ate a handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries or fresh cranberries? The reason I ask this question is because berries have medicinal qualities essential for our health, but in practice, only few of us are aware of this natural wonder and how to use it. Here I’ll show you what are the nutrients in berries and how they can contribute to your health.

What gives berries all their healthy features is their color, or rather pigments, the natural dyes that give fruits their various colors. These pigments belong to the broader group called phytochemicals.

Phytochemicals are known for four major benefits:
1. Anti-aging components that slow the aging process in the body.

2. They are essential in preventing heart disease.

3. They help prevent and fight cancer.

4. Berries are great for body cleansing.

They help the lymphatic system, bowels and kidneys to get rid of various kinds of harmful toxins. Berries are rich in healthy natural nutrients and fiber and are full of antioxidants. This combines with organic acids make them ideal also for liver cleansing and digestive health. If you are interested in detoxifying your body, you can find more useful information in my e-book The Detox Guide. This guide will teach you how to use detox to cleanse and energize your body naturally and safely.

Although it may not be easy to get fresh berries, you’ll be happy to know that even drying or freezing them still offers many health benefits.

Berries


What are the nutrients that make berries so healthy?

The antioxidative activity is the essential component in berries and this is where the intrinsic value of these fruits lies. Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are atoms and molecules in the body, which in case of excess can lead to accelerated aging of body cells, attack proteins, weaken brain cells and cell membrane and change the DNA. Scientists believe that many diseases are related to oxidative processes, including heart disease and cancer.


Berries

What are the components found in abundance in berries?


Anthocyanins – these natural pigments give different plants their red color and filter for them solar radiation. This is the most powerful antioxidant whose name is linked in various studies to lower the risk of certain types of cancer, improve urinary tract health, improve memory function and contributing to healthy aging of cells.

Catechins – these flavonoid is a plant component that gives color ranging from yellow through red to blue, to attract pollinators and protect plants from bacteria and fungi. Various studies have found that it has the ability to treat allergies, infections and serve as an antioxidant.

Dietary fiber – these are polysaccharides that in their digestive processes in the body release substances that bind to bad cholesterol and excess glucose, and remove them from the body. Therefore they are strongly recommended against both heart and blood vessels disease, as well as diabetics. Also dietary fiber is essential to the digestive system and helps in weight loss because it swells in the stomach, making you feel full for longer.

Ellagic acid – a component that fights carcinogens. In addition, ellagic acid has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Scientists estimate that ellagic acid has an important role in preventing and fighting cancer and even existing tumors.

Gallic acid – a natural acid that also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and is found to be a powerful antioxidant. Research revealed that gallic acid is toxic for cancer cells but does not harm healthy cells. Therefore it is a common staple in the pharmaceutical industry and is used to treat internal hemorrhaging, diabetes and psoriasis. Gallic acid was found in a study to regulate the growth and the elimination of prostate cancer cells.

Quercetin – this plant flavonoid or natural pigment fights carcinogens. Various studies show that it is a wonder element that can help in a variety of health conditions: it is anti-viral, helps asthma, anti-cancer, anti-eczema, anti-inflammatory and helps metabolic syndrome.

Rutin – a natural substance with antioxidant properties. It prevents iron to bind to certain molecules which would create a chemical reaction that releases very strong free radicals. It even strengthens the capillaries and thus has a positive influence on hemophilia, varicose veins, heart disease and blood vessels disease. It also prevents cell proliferation associated with tumor development.

Salicylic acid – a hormone considered one of the most important and useful for the plants as well as for people. This material is found in aspirin and has very strong analgesic properties already known for 2500 years. Salicylic acid also helps fight atherosclerosis, and it exists in many medicines and drugs in the medical industry.

Vitamin C – one of the most known vitamins that has plenty of health benefits, including strengthening the teeth, maintaining health of capillaries, building bones and tissues, strengthening the immune system, anti-inflammatory and helps prevent the development of cancer due to being a strong antioxidant. You can read here more about these 9 amazing antioxidants for great health in which vitamin C is one of them.

Apart from all these, each berry has its own uniqueness which you can read in my e-book The Healing Berry Guide where you can find more information about the healing powers of berries and is a must if you want to become healthier from the inside out and get healthy and easy berry recipes that are sure to boost your health.

So if so far you didn’t develop the habit of consuming berries of all kinds and types, then this is the time to start. Their health benefits are just something that we should not ignore.

Stress, Negative Emotions

Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression. Each one of these emotions creates a different feeling within the body. After all, our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different environment within the body. For example if your brain releases serotonin, dopamine or oxytocin, you will feel good and happy. Convexly, if your body releases cortisol while you are stressed, you will have an entirely different feeling associated more with the body kicking into survival mode.

What about when we are thinking negative thoughts all the time? Or how about when we are thinking positive thoughts? What about when we are not emotionally charged to neither positive nor negative? Let’s explore how these affect our body and life.


Positive vs. Negative
Is there duality in our world? Sure, you could say there is to a degree, but mostly we spend a lot of time defining and judging what is to be considered as positive and what we consider to be as negative. The brain is a very powerful tool and as we define what something is or should be, we begin to have that result play out in our world. Have you ever noticed, for example that someone driving can get cut off and lose their lid, get angry and suddenly they are feeling negative, down and in bad mood? Whereas someone else can get cut off while driving and simply apply the break slightly and move on with their day as if nothing happened. In this case, the same experience yet one sees it as negative while the other doesn’t. So are things innately positive and negative? Or do we define things as positive and negative?

Positive vs. Negative

Cut The Perceptions As Much As Possible

After thinking about it for a moment you might realize that there are in fact no positive or negative experiences other than what we define as such. Therefore our very perception of an experience or situation has the ultimate power as to how we will feel when it’s happening and how our bodies will be affected. While we can always work to move beyond our definitions of each experience and move into a state of mind/awareness/consciousness where we simply accept each experience for what it is and use it as a learning grounds for us, we may not be there yet and so it’s important to understand how certain emotions can affect our health.
“If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.” ~ Hippocrates

Mind Body Connection

The connection between your mind and body is very powerful and although it cannot be visually seen, the effects your mind can have on your physical body are profound. We can have an overall positive mental attitude and deal directly with our internal challenges and in turn create a healthy lifestyle or we can be in negative, have self destructive thoughts and not deal with our internal issues, possibly even cloak those issues with affirmations and positivity without finding the route and in turn we can create an unhealthy lifestyle. Why is this?

Centripetal Force Studio , pain chart
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Centripetal Force Studio 

Our emotions and experiences are essentially energy and they can be stored in the cellular memory of our bodies. Have you ever experienced something in your life that left an emotional mark or pain in a certain area of your body? Almost as if you can still feel something that may have happened to you? It is likely because in that area of your body you still hold energy released from that experience that is remaining in that area. I came across an interesting chart that explores some possible areas that various emotions might affect the body.

When you have a pain, tightness or injuries in certain areas, it’s often related to something emotionally you are feeling within yourself. At first glance it may not seem this way because we are usually very out of touch with ourselves and our emotions in this fast paced world, but it’s often the truth. When I’ve had chronic pains in my back, knees, neck or shoulders, it wasn’t exercise, physio or anything in a physical sense that healed it, it was when I dealt with the emotions behind it. I know this because I spent the time and money going to physio and even though I wanted and believed I would get better, something wasn’t being addressed still. The more I addressed the unconscious thought pattern and emotions throughout my body, the more thins loosened up and pain went away.

When you get sick or are feeling a lot of tightness and pain, often times our body is asking us to observe yourself and find peace once again within yourself and your environment. It’s all a learning and growing process we don’t have to judge nor fear.


You Have The Power
Davis Suzuki wrote in ‘The Sacred Life’, ‘condensed molecules from breath exhaled from verbal expressions of anger, hatred, and jealousy, contain toxins. Accumulated over 1 hr, these toxins are enough to kill 80 guinea pigs!’ Can you now imagine the harm you are doing to your body when you stay within negative emotions or unprocessed emotional experience throughout the body?

Remember, you have all the power in you to get through anything life throws at you. Instead of labeling with perception the concepts of negative and positive as it relates to each experience you have in your life, try to see things from a big picture standpoint. Ask yourself, how can this help me to see or learn something? Can I use this to shift my perception? Clear some emotion within myself? Realize something within another and accept it? Whatever it may be, instead of simply reacting, slow things down and observe. You will find you have the tools to process emotions and illness quickly when you see them for what they are and explore why they came up. If you believe you will get sick all the time, and believe you have pain because it’s all out of your control, you will continue to have it all in an uncontrollable manner until you realize the control you have over much of what we attract within the body.

Black Rice

Did You Know… that black rice may be the new cancer-fighting super food?

Rich in antioxidant anthocyanins, exotic black rice is a whole-grain that competes with the antioxidant potency of fresh fruits. A study presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Council confirmed that one spoonful of black rice bran—equivalent to 10 spoonfuls of cooked black rice—contains the same amount of antioxidants as a spoonful of fresh blueberries.

Researchers at Louisiana State University analyzed bran samples from black rice grown in the southern United States and found them replete with low-sugar, high fiber plant compounds that have been proven to prevent heart disease and fight cancer.
“Just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more [specific health-promoting antioxidants] than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants,” said Zhimin Xu, Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.

Forbidden Rice

Black rice was revered in ancient China as the most rare, nutritious and tasty of all rice. In fact, the Chinese referred to it as “forbidden rice” only to be eaten by nobility. Unfortunately, it fell out of favor through the centuries, and is now used in Asia primarily as food decoration and as a component of noodles, sushi and desserts. It’s still a complete rarity in the West, although its new status as a super food that can fight cancer and prevent heart disease may bring it out of hiding and back into favor.

Black Rice

Bursting with Anthocyanins

Like many other super foods—including blueberries, acai and carrots—black rice is loaded with anthocyanins, the antioxidants that give these foods their intense colors.

Anthocyanin antioxidants deliver multiple powerful health benefits, such as…

  • Eliminating harmful free radical molecules
  • Protecting arteries from plaque buildup
  • Protecting against DNA damage that causes cancer
The darker the rice the better. White rice has been stripped of the healthful anthocyanin-rich bran that makes black rice so nutritive. The bran of brown rice has been shown to contain higher concentrations of gamma-oryzanol antioxidants that lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. Black rice has all this and much more!


Because the anthocyanins in black rice are water soluble, they can reach areas of the body that fat-soluble antioxidants cannot, which is why numerous studies have linked diets high in these antioxidants to lower risks of heart disease and cancer, as well as a host of other health benefits.

Black Rice

Get Creative with Black Rice

Be inspired to get creative with implementing this purple-hued super food into your diet. It has an intense, nutty flavor that unlocks a hint of fruit as you chew. If the taste is a bit too earthy, then blend the rice kernels into a powder and sprinkle on fish, meat… even pancakes! Experts advise that when purchasing black rice, you should look for “whole black rice” at the top of the ingredient list to ensure purity.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

improve your vision

Contrary to popular belief, your vision doesn’t have to decline over time. With regular exercise of the muscles that control your eye movements and visual acuity, you can reduce eyestrain and maintain or even improve your vision. Utilization of a few acupressure points can also help your vision by encouraging healthy blood flow to your eyes.

The six muscles that control your eye movements are as follows:

Lateral rectus – Primarily moves your eye outward, away from your nose.

Medial rectus – Primarily moves your eye inward, toward your nose.

Superior rectus – Primarily moves your eye upward.

Inferior rectus – Primarily moves your eye downward.

Superior oblique – Primarily rotates the top of your eye toward your nose.

Inferior oblique – Primarily rotates the top of your eye away from your nose.

eye anatomy


Perhaps the single greatest reason why people in today’s society suffer from chronic eyestrain and deteriorating vision is the amount of time that is spent staring at computer monitors and television screens.

Your eyes are designed to move regularly. Frequent movement of your eyes is what promotes optimal blood flow and nerve tone to your eyes and the six muscles that control your eye movements.

What follows are several simple eye exercises that you can do on a regular basis to keep your eyes and vision as healthy as possible:

1. Look as far to your right as possible for 3-5 seconds, then as far to your left as possible for 3-5 seconds. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times.

2. Look as far up as possible for 3-5 seconds, then look as far down as possible for 3-5 seconds. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times.

3. Slowly roll your eyes in a circle, first clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times. Be sure to roll slowly – it should take at least 3 seconds for you to roll your eyes in a full circle.

4. Hold a pen in front of you, about an arm’s length away. Focus your vision on the tip of your pen for 3-5 seconds, then shift the focus of your vision to an object that is farther away for 3-5 seconds. The greater the distance between your pen and the distant object, the better. If you are indoors, look out a window to find a distant object to focus your vision on. Repeat this sequence of going back and forth between your pen and a distant object several times.

Just for interest’s sake, this exercise is used by some professional baseball players to optimize visual acuity, which is essential for the hand-eye coordination that is needed to play pro ball.

Please note that all of these exercises should be done with your eyes, not your head and neck. With this in mind, keep your head and neck still while you take your eyes through the movements described above.

If you would like more comprehensive guidance on how to improve and protect your vision as you age, I highly recommend that you read:
Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight – Naturally!

This is an outstanding book that offers a comprehensive array of exercises and information that can help you support your vision. And if you wear eyeglasses or contacts, following the guidance provided in this book may actually help you do away with your prescription eye wear or at the very least, help prevent deterioration of your visual acuity as you age.

Beyond doing the exercises described above on a regular basis, another way to reduce eyestrain and promote your best vision is to use your fingers to apply gentle pressure to three acupressure points that can help promote healthy blood flow to your eyes and the muscles that surround your eyes.

The best such acupressure points are as follows:

Bladder-2

Bladder-2 (BL-2)

BL-2 is located under the innermost section of each of your eyebrows, in the top-inner region of each of your orbital sockets. When pressing on this point, you should feel direct contact with the bony surface of your orbital socket.

Additional pictures of this point and how to apply pressure to it can be found on pages 90 and 91 of Acupressure’s Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments

For those with knowledge of human anatomy: Application of pressure to BL-2 is meant to stimulate optimal blood flow and nerve function to the tendon of the superior oblique muscle, a number of smaller muscles that surround the orbital cavity, branches of the frontal branch of the trigeminal nerve, and branches of the supratrochlear and supraorbital arteries.


Stomach-2 and Stomach-3 (St-2, St-3)

St-2 and St-3 are located under the mid-line of each of your eyes. St-2 is about one finger-width under each eye, while St-3 is located at the bottom of each of your cheekbones. These points are described together because it is quite simple to apply pressure to both of them at the same time on both sides of your face by using your index and middle fingers.

Additional pictures of these points and how to apply pressure to them can be found on pages 90 and 91 of Acupressure’s Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments

For those with knowledge of human anatomy: Application of pressure to these points is meant to stimulate optimal blood flow and nerve function to the infraorbital nerve, branches of the facial nerve, and branches of the facial and infraorbital arteries and a number of muscles below and within the orbital sockets.

Please note: before self-administering acupressure, it is always best to consult with your doctor to make sure that there are no contraindications to doing so.

Source: Dr. Ben Kim
garlic, lemon

The garlic herb and lemon are the two best organic items used in both food preparation and wellness. They are great separately as well, but in this particular mix, a mixture is better.

You most likely didn’t know that the very best and efficient remedy for unclogging arteries is the juice of lemons and garlic herb. This formula below is the greatest organic cure for whole heart health and avoidance of heart attacks, strokes, and artery issues, later on, known as arteriosclerosis which further complicates a whole lot worse.

THE RECIPE

YOU WILL NEED:
  • One liters water
  • Six lemons, peeled and sliced in pieces
  • Thirty garlic herb cloves, sliced

METHOD:

Very first, make a blend of the two items within blender as well as this blend in a skillet or container to boil. When it comes, let it cool. Save this blend in a container and in the fridge.

CONSUMPTION:

First dose is actually 50 milliliters for three days. After that week stop and 2nd dose is actually 50 milliliters every day for up to 3 days once again. Continue doing this method each and every 6 months.

BENEFITS

With this particular mix you may make the blood circulation better, liver functioning much better and cleaned out too, additionally it will be reduced and pressure as well, triglycerides reduced again, growths will be avoided, immunity is going to be boosted, kidneys function great and water will not maintain in the system, tissues will refresh faster and you may get anti-oxidants. And also this blend might even accelerate fat burning in your body.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a perennial herb with a distinct, lemony aroma and flavor. It’s a staple of both Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Though the plant is native to India, it’s grown all over the world today. Lemongrass is a rich source of nutrients that offer many therapeutic benefits.

Quick Facts About Lemongrass


Benefits of Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a source of beneficial phytochemicals and specialized nutrients that support the body’s response to harmful organisms, boost the immune system, and promote overall wellness. Although the balance of nutrients may vary slightly from one variety to the next, in general, lemongrass provides antioxidants like isoorientin, orientin, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid; all of which help halt the damaging action of free radicals. Caffeic acid, in particular, may neutralize free radical action up to 85%.

1. Supports the Body’s Response to Harmful Organisms

Some of the phytochemicals found in lemongrass are resistant to harmful organisms. Two of which, geraniol and nerol, are effective against a broad spectrum of harmful organisms. Another, citral, targets candida, specifically.

Lemongrass may also be effective against entire colonies of organisms known as biofilms. A biofilm is a thin, slimy, continuous collection of organisms that adheres to a surface with the help of proteins and sugar. Dental plaque on teeth is a common example of a biofilm.

2. Promotes Normal Immune System Response
Lemongrass encourages a normal, balanced immune system response—not one that’s over reactive and ends up doing more harm than good. In that way, lemongrass may protect healthy cells and help soothe irritated tissue. Lemongrass contains two antioxidants, geranial and nerol, that belong to a class of phytochemicals called monoterpenes. These phytochemicals influence the immune response. Citral also affects immune response by discouraging the body from producing cytokines—proteins that cause inflammation. Geraniol and citral also work in tandem to discourage the proliferation of malfunctioning cells, and encourage the body to detoxify itself of them.

3. Stomach Protection
Your stomach features a protective lining called the mucosal layer that prevents acidic, gastric juices from damaging the interior of the stomach. It’s not uncommon, however, for alcohol or over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin to upset this protective layer. According to Brazilian folk medicine, lemongrass essential oil may help protect the mucosal layer of the stomach.

4. Encourages Normal Cardiovascular Health

Lemongrass offers a multi-tier approach for supporting cardiovascular health. First, as a source of antioxidants, lemongrass may disrupt the oxidation of fat in the arteries. Second, the citral in lemongrass helps to relax overstressed blood vessels. And, lastly, although more research is necessary to quantify the effects in humans, the results of some animal studies suggest that lemongrass promotes normal cholesterol levels.

5. Deters Insects

Topical or environmental application of lemongrass essential oil has long been used as a mosquito deterrent. You’re probably familiar with the outdoor citronella candles designed to keep mosquitoes at bay. The citronella in those candles is usually sourced from the Cymbopogon winterianus or Cymbopogon nardus varieties of lemongrass. In fact, the mosquito-deterring effects of lemongrass oil are comparable to many chemical repellants such as DEET.

6. Encourages Restful Sleep

Night owls rejoice! If you struggle falling or staying asleep, lemongrass can help. Studies have found that lemongrass may increase sleep duration, encourage dream remembrance, and promote restful sleep.

Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus

Tips for Growing Lemongrass

Lemongrass does best in regions 8-11, but you can still grow it indoors if you live in a colder region. Take a stalk of lemongrass and peel off the dry outer layers and discard. Place the skinned stalks upright in a tall glass or jar. Add about 1-2 inches of water to the jar to cover the base of the stalks. Place in a window or another sunny area to encourage root growth. Change the water frequently—about once a day—over the next month. Delicate roots should sprout from the end of the stalks. Once they reach 2 inches, they’re ready to plant.

To plant, dig a hole either in a container or the ground. Gently fill the space around the lemongrass stalk with soil, being careful not to break the roots. Make sure to keep the soil around the plant well hydrated, but not soaked. In 3-4 months, when the plant is well established, you can start harvesting. Cut fresh stalks as needed for tea or recipes. Keep your lemongrass well pruned to encourage consistent harvests. To store, peel off the tough, dry sheath around the harvested stalks, cut to size, and store in a plastic bag in the freezer until needed.

Using Lemongrass

Lemongrass is available fresh, dried, powdered, or as an essential oil. Your intentions will dictate the best form to select. Fresh lemongrass is best for cooking, extracts are commonly found in supplements, and the essential oil has many aromatherapy applications.

Lemongrass Tea Recipe

Lemongrass tea is an easy and excellent way to add lemongrass to your diet. To make a tea with fresh lemongrass stalk, roughly chop three whole stalks, pour 6 cups of almost-boiling water over the fresh lemongrass, and steep for at least 5 minutes. Add raw honey to taste if you prefer a sweet flavor. You can also use dry stalks if you smash them with a tenderizer first and steep for longer—about 10 minutes.
Source: Health Freedom Alliance
sitting position
Heart Ailments as a Focus Area

One of the most important focus areas for individuals is a healthy heart. All nations, races, sexes and age groups are now equally prone to heart related ailments across the World. This problem is even more acute in areas where there is a genetic predisposition to heart problems; like the Indian subcontinent. It is estimated that over the next couple of decades, one in every three individuals will have some issue related with the heart by the time they reach their fifties.
Reasons For Heart Problems

There are so many reasons given for the increasing incidence of heart related problems. This is true even for young, healthy people and those who do not have a genetic predisposition. 

sitting position

Some of the reasons which impact the heart are:

-Exposure to pollution, whether environmental or noise.

-Food sources are poisoned across the world. Everything we eat has chemicals, hormones and impurities, including the freshest of sea food.

-Impure milk and milk products.

-Drinking water is contaminated. Treated water has excess amounts of unwanted elements and minerals which also cause damage.

-Stress levels.

-Lack of sleep or other sleep related problems.

-Incorrect lifestyle.

-Bad eating and drinking habits.

-Alcohol, tobacco, coffee and drugs.

-Excessive, unrequired or over-the-counter medication.

-The Most Important Factor For Heart Problems


Most of these risk factors are known to us even though we may not pay attention to them. However, one of the most important factors is the way we sit. The modern way of sitting is one of the main causes which accelerates or initiates heart problems.

How we sit has a great impact on the entire body, especially on the heart. As highlighted above, one of the biggest contributors to heart disease and blood pressure is the way we sit. The worst way to sit is on a chair or a sofa with your feet down. This is how we all sit today all the time, even at home.

The reason is that sitting like this increases the work load for your heart. The heart has to practically increase its efforts by over sixty percent to pump back blood against gravity and get it to circulate across the body. This puts an amazing amount of extra strain on the heart. The wear and tear is surer and faster. In combination with the other causes mentioned above, imagine the load on the heart.


The Solution; How To Sit
What is the correct way to sit? This is the logical question. The answer is thousands of years old and given by the Yogis and Rishis of the past:
Preferably sit on the floor. If you are on the floor itself, there is less work to do, to pump blood upwards.

If you cannot sit on the floor, then sit with your legs up in different positions. Sitting with your legs up cuts out the effort of pulling up blood from the waist downwards, because the body is folded closer to the heart. So the heart now has to pump that much of a distance less (the length of your legs, waist down is more than the upper body), against gravity. That is fifty to sixty percent of the effort gone.

Try sitting with your legs crossed over each other or intertwined. This locks the legs and blood requirement reduces dramatically to the lower limbs. Initially you may find you get pins and needles but with practice, this becomes very comfortable. Keep shifting your legs every few minutes in different positions. Once you are used to it, there will be no discomfort.


Other Benefits of Sitting Cross Legged Or With Legs Up
It has been seen that sitting in this position uses up less energy than sitting on a chair and sometimes even better than lying down.

In addition, sitting in this position and also eating in this position creates a very positive pressure on the digestive organs. In a short span of a few weeks you may notice digestive problems will reduce.

Sitting like this helps keep the spine supple and maintains your balance. It is good for spine health, back aches and also reduces the load on the lower spine.

This ideal position in Yoga is called Sukhasana. If you cannot sit cross legged, start making it a habit to sit with your legs up as much as you can to keep your heart healthy.

Source: Curejoy.com
guava leaves, hair loss

Do you know that it doesn’t take expensive drugs and procedure alone to stop your hair loss? What if you’re told there are simple, cheaper ways to stop your hair loss and make it grow like crazy, won’t you embrace it?

You don’t need to keep spending your hard-earned money on expensive hair creams, on buying expensive food supplements or consulting hair loss experts that do little or nothing to help you out.

​In this post, I will show you how you can stop your hair loss using a simple, highly available and affordable herb. It is tested and proven to work fast at restoring your hair. Won’t you rather test it out to see how it solves your problem? What exactly is the herb you need?


Guava Leaves Can Extremely Stop Your Hair Loss

Yes, you heard me well. Mother Nature has a way of taking care of our ailments. So, instead of wasting your money on some of those products that hardly help you, why not settle for what Mother Nature has provided and made easily affordable?

Guava leaves are known to come to your rescue if you are suffering from Dengue fever by helping to increase your platelet counts. They are quite rich in Vitamin B which is necessary for the growth of healthy hairs.

Experts have revealed that the regular use of guava leaves can help to prevent further hair loss and restore hair growth. Make them a part of your daily hair care routine and enjoy the benefits they promise.

guava leaves, hair loss

How to use guava leaves to improve your hair growth
Pluck a handful of fresh guava leaves and boil them in a liter of water for about 20 minutes. Allow it to cool down at room temperature. Apply it to the hair roots of your scalp after washing your hair, or take it as a tonic.

Another way to use the guava mixture is to use it to massage your scalp. ​After massaging the scalp, leave the mixture to stay on the scalp for a few hours before rinsing it off with clean water.

To increase the efficacy of this treatment, massage your scalp at bedtime and sleep with the mixture left on your scalp for the whole night. Cover it with a shower cap. Rinse it off when you wake up in the morning.

The regular use of the guava mixture will help to encourage new hair growth as well as strengthen your hair follicles and roots. This will make your hair grow like crazy and restore your lost self-esteem and aesthetic look.


Conclusion

Never overlook what Mother Nature has provided for our own good. Guava leaves are extremely potent for the treatment of hair loss. Follow the advice we have given in this post and your lost hair will grow back in a few weeks.

Guava leaves are readily available everywhere in the neighborhood. Take just less than 30 minutes to prepare this simple mixture today and put hair loss behind you permanently.

Source: aHealthyHair