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Thursday, March 21, 2019

coffee, milktea

Drinking piping hot tea or coffee could more than double the risk of developing cancer, research has warned.

People who regularly consume their tea at 60°C (140°F) or higher see their risk of gullet cancer rise by 90 per cent.

But letting a cup of freshly boiled tea to cool down for several minutes before drinking it could help.

The study, led by Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, adds to an array of research linking hot drinks to the disease.

But this is the first time the link has been found in a large-scale study which has followed people for a long time.

Scalding water irritates the lining of the mouth and throat which can fuel tumours, scientists believe.

Oesophageal cancer is the eighth most common cause of cancer worldwide and one of the main causes of cancer death.

The researchers said their findings based on tea will apply to other hot beverages, including coffee or hot chocolate.


Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the study looked at the drinking habits of 50,045 people aged 40 to 75 who lived in north-eastern Iran.

During a follow-up period from 2004 to 2017, 317 new cases of oesophageal cancer - also known as cancer of the food pipe - were identified.

The risk of oesophageal cancer rose to 2.4 times among those who regularly drank it at 75°C (167°F).

The researchers, led by Dr Farhad Islami, said the results 'substantially strengthen' the existing evidence between hot drinks and oesophageal cancer.

Several mechanisms could explain how drinking hot beverages could lead to cancer of the oesophagus, said the researchers.

The heat could injure the gullet leading to inflammation, which could damage DNA and fuel production of carcinogenic chemicals.

It could also impair its ability to act as a barrier to harmful toxins from alcohol and smoking.

Oesophageal cancer mainly affects people in their 60s and 70s and is more common in men than women.

Symptoms can include difficulties in swallowing, persistent indigestion or heartburn, bringing up food soon after eating, a loss of appetite and weight loss.

Dr Islami said: 'To our knowledge, this is the only large-scale prospective study in the world in which actual tea drinking temperature has been measured by trained staff.

'It may thus be a reasonable public-health measure to extrapolate these results to all types of beverages, and to advise the public to wait for beverages to cool to under 60°C before consumption.'

coffee, milktea

That is below the World Health Organisation's recommendation of less than 65°C (149°F).

In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - a cancer agency of the World Health Organisation - classified drinking very hot beverages above 65°C as a probable carcinogen.

In China, Iran, Turkey and South America tea is traditionally drunk very hot - at about 70°C (158°F).

But cancer charity Cancer Research UK said most Brits would not drink tea or coffee at such temperatures.

Georgina Hill, health information officer at Cancer Research UK, said: 'This study adds to the evidence that having drinks hotter than 60°C may increase the risk of oesophageal cancer, but most people in the UK don't drink their tea at such high temperatures.

'As long you're letting your tea cool down a bit before you drink it, or adding cold milk, you're unlikely to be raising your cancer risk - and not smoking, keeping a healthy weight and cutting down on alcohol will do much more to stack the odds in your favour.'

Previous research has suggested waiting at least four minutes before drinking a cup of freshly boiled tea, or more generally allowing foods and beverages to cool from 'scalding' to 'tolerable' before swallowing.
By Vanessa Chalmers, Mailonline

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

cilantro

Modern life exposes us to numerous toxins and contaminants. Some of the most dangerous are heavy metals that are already proven to be able to cause health problems like: brain tissue deterioration, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, skeletal disorders and lung disease. Luckily, we can use many natural substances that can help us eliminate the dangerous heavy metals. One of the best things we can use that is known to us because we mostly use it in the kitchen is cilantro. It can help us detoxify our body and eliminate any toxic substance from our body very effectively. It has been proven that cilantro can eliminate over 80% of the toxins inside the human body!

Cilantro is known to possess very strong anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiseptic properties. It contains an abundance of vitamin K and A, but also a wide variety of minerals like manganese, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium.

In Which Ways Can We Use Cilantro?

You can consume the recipe we’re about to present you or just add some fresh and possibly organic cilantro (a handful would be enough) into different recipes or smoothies. Do this every day.

Cilantro Inflammation-Busting Recipe
  • ½ a cup of water
  • ½ a cup of organic apple juice
  • ½ a cup of packed chopped fresh organic cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of wheatgrass powder (you can also use some other super green powder)
cilantro

Preparation:

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and mix well.

Spirulina

Another ingredient that can help you have an improved process of detoxification from heavy metals is using some spirulina. It contains an abundance of amino acids, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. One thing that can really help you is using spirulina baths. They will eliminate any fluid from your cells and the spirulina will replace them with its benefits. Your skin will also be softened, nourished and revitalized.

Here’s how to prepare a warm spirulina bath:
  • ½ a cup of sea salt
  • 5 drops of essential oil
  • ½ a cup of spirulina that you’ll previously mix in a bowl filled with warm water
Spirulina can be extremely helpful on your complete wellbeing, especially because it has the ability to eliminate toxins, so make sure you consume it every day, whether you’ll include it in some recipe or take a warm bath with it.


ginger tea

Ginger is considered to be among the most beneficial spices. It can be added into different dishes and protect your health, too. When you cook ginger, it releases some of the best essential oils that you need in order to have good health. One of the best ways to consume ginger is in the form of tea.

Here are 9 of the best benefits ginger can offer for our health!

1. Anti-stress

Its taste and aroma are really pleasant. Ginger can help us have a relaxed mind and body. It recovers our nervous system and decreases emotional stress.

2. Alleviates Nausea
Ginger is especially good against an upset stomach. You only need 1 cup of ginger tea a day to alleviate any stomach problem. 

3. Improves Digestion

Our gut and intestinal health become improved with the help of ginger. It is especially good against bloating and heartburn.

4. Stronger Immune System

Ginger is abundant in anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which can improve our immunity very fast. Only 1 cup of tea every day will repel any virus.

5. Painkiller Properties

Any kind of ache will disappear with the help of ginger: flu, cramps, colds, join or muscle pain, migraines etc. You can also prepare some ginger tea and put a cloth dipped in it onto the painful spots. It can also do wonders against the terrible menstrual cramps.

6. Improved Blood Circulation

Ginger is abundant in amino-acids, minerals and vitamins that are amazing for our cardiovascular health. It also serves as blood cleaner which later stimulates our blood flow, so we end up having more oxygen and stroke becomes prevented.

7. Bye-Bye Breathing Problems

The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger make it amazing against respiratory problems like: colds, allergies, mucus build-up, asthma etc.

8. Improved Fertility

Many experts recommend ginger for men because it is considered to be a natural aphrodisiac. It improves the stamina, the sexual performance and it fights any fertility problem. 

9. Prevents Cancer

There are numerous studies which prove that ginger can prevent the growth of cancer or even destroy any cancer cell.

ginger tea

Studies On Ginger
There have been numerous researches and studies done on ginger. There was a study from 2011 which proved that ginger can help against liver diseases because it destroys any excess of fat and our liver becomes healthier.

A study from 2012 proved that ginger is excellent for a great kidney health, too. It eliminates any free radical which eliminates any inflammation, so renal failure becomes impossible.


Ginger Tea And Its Consumption
If you want to obtain all of the best health benefits, you need to consume ginger tea every day. This is the best recipe which will help you the most!

You Need:
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1-2 slices of lemon

Preparation:

Leave the water to boil. Then, combine all of the ingredients in it and leave them to simmer for 10 minutes on decreased heat. The tea should be left to cool down. You can drain the lemon and ginger from the tea and only drink the liquid.

This cup of amazing tea is what you need to achieve optimal health. Enjoy the rich taste!

A cup full of health, indeed!

By Alternative Health Universe

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tequila

If you've ever woken up with a moral hangover following a night full of several rounds of tequila shots, we've. got news for you: you needn't have. Because scientists (/guardian angels) have discovered an actual, scientific link between tequila and weight loss

And it's not just because following a few tequila shots you show extra enthusiasm while throwing some shapes on the dance floor.

The American Chemical Society carried out some much-needed research into the effect of tequila on blood sugar levels, and actually discovered that sugars found in the agave plant - which is what tequila is made from - are non-digestible and therefore cannot raise your blood sugar level.

To further this wonderful evidence, researchers carried out tests on mice. They found that the mice who were given a standard diet followed by water containing agavins had a lesser appetite than those who weren't given any agavins. They also had generally lower blood sugar levels, and were found to have the hormone GLP-1, which causes the stomach to feel fuller for longer.

So basically, TEQUILA WINS.

Although we're assuming this discovery probably comes slapped with a great big 'everything in moderation' disclaimer, we're still going to take it and run with it. We'll see you at the bar.

By Cosmopolitan
back, spinal cord
Spine problems often cause pain in the most random body parts. Then you start treating other diseases, but, of course, there is no effect.

This is why it is highly important to pay attention to the spine.

If you feel back pain, you can tell which part of the spine is affected by noticing anomalies, thus pointing problems related to a certain organ.

This infographic will help you learn how organs are skillfully linked the spine:
70% of headache occur from the spine.

Tinnitus, difficulty when swallowing, vision problems – all this can be a consequence of intervertebral disc dysfunction.

If you feel tingling or pain in your hands, check your spine in the neck area.

Problems with chest part of the spine can cause pain in the area of the heart, stomach and intestines.

Problems with the lumbar spine can be manifested as pain in the hips, thighs, reducing sensitivity in the legs, as well as walking.

Accordingly, treatment and strengthening the spine can help you get rid of the problems with other organs.

Source:
naturalhealthcareforyou
evil eye

While we would like to see the good in this world the truth is there is a lot of bad in it. We are constantly being hurt and deceived by those who are supposed to care.

These people will be nice to your face and talk about you behind your back. They will do whatever it takes to ruin you for almost no reason at all. Their path is full of nothing, but pain and destruction. If someone that you love is ‘evil,’ getting rid of them is crucial not only for your sanity, but your peace of mind as well. Sadly, we all know that people like this are out there whether we want to believe it or not.

The signs below are things you can look for when it comes to figuring out whether someone is ‘evil’ or not. If after reading this article you find someone in your life is ‘evil’, it is time to cut them out of your life. You should not be letting bad people have any sort of control over you and your life.



Signs Someone In Your Life Is Evil:

1. They twist the facts


They are always making things sound different than they actually are. You can give them some information and they will distort it into something awful. That is just how they work.

2. They mislead people


They like to make you think the opposite of what you should. When something bad happens they will make it even worse. You cannot win with an evil person.

3. They lie a lot

All they do is lie, because evil people are compulsive liars. If they cannot get the facts they need they will make something up. These people are always making up awful rumors.

4. They refuse to take responsibility for their actions


These people will never take responsibility for anything they do. They are always causing problems that they are not willing to apologize for. You will not find them making up for their mistakes.

5. They do not feel bad about the things they do

They really don’t care if they hurt you or not, and they will do it for their own personal gain. If ruining your life will make them get something they want, they will not hesitate.

6. They choose to withhold information

Evil people often choose to leave out part of something to make it into something bad. For instance, if you something bad happens, but then something good happens you will only be told about the bad thing. I cannot explain how much information an evil person will hide from you. They truly are horrible.

7. They like to deny reality

They only see what they want to, because reality is not the same for them. They will never accept things for how they are.


Evil people have no place in your life. They are the narcissists and psychopaths of this world. You deserve someone who will not use you, who will tell you the whole truth and won’t keep things from you. Do not settle.

via:
awarenessact.com

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Watermelon seeds are an unknown wonder; you throw them on the ground, you throw them in the trash, and very few eat them to aid in digestion. The seeds simply pass through the digestive tract and ease the food in digestion, so most of their beneficial properties go unnoticed and unused.

Cooking, grinding and roasting watermelon seeds are in order to use their natural healing powers. Watermelon seeds are high in fiber, aid in proper digestion and efficient in the treatment of intestinal parasites, jaundice, and inflammation.

Watermelon tea is considered to be a natural diuretic that is helpful for kidney cleansing. Watermelon is one of the best natural remedies known for kidney stones mostly because they contain the highest water content of any food, 92% water! They are extremely high in potassium, a form of salt that assists the body in dissolving kidney stones. Watermelons are high in nitric oxide and lycopene, both of which are wonderful for maintaining kidney health.


To make 2 liters, take 4 Tbsp. (approximately) Of fresh watermelon seeds and eight cups of water, which is equal to 2 liters of water. Grind the watermelon seeds either using a blender or a coffee grinder. The seeds can be removed from a fresh store-bought watermelon and do not have to be purchased separately. Watermelon seeds need to be fresh, so purchasing dried watermelon seeds is not advised.

Bring the water to a boil over high heat on the stove top. Pour the boiling water over the ground watermelon seeds. Allow the watermelon seeds to steep in the boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool and strain the liquid.

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honey, baking soda

Cancer cells love sugar – and mixing and heating alkaline bicarbonate of soda (BS) with sugar-rich maple syrup or honey, binds the two together such that the maple syrup targets the “sugar hungry” cancer cells (which consume 15x more glucose than normal cells), and thus “sneakily” also carries the baking soda into the cells, as if inside a proverbial maple syrup “Trojan horse”.

The alkalinity of the baking soda either kills the cancer microbe (or reverts it to its hibernation form) inside the cancer cell, such that the cell reverts to normal.  Or, it has an alkalizing effect forcing a rapid pH shift that kills the cell. The shock wave of alkalinity allows more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cell is reverted or eliminated before the sugar delivery can cause cancer cell growth. Here is the recipe of this amazing homemade remedy.

honey, baking soda

Ingredients:
  • Baking Soda
  • Honey or Maple Syrup

Directions:

Combine 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda for every 1 tablespoon of Maple syrup or honey. Because there are 3 teaspoons in 1 tablespoon, the ratio used is 1 part baking soda to 3 parts maple syrup or honey. For example, mix 4 tsp. baking soda with 4 tbs. maple syrup or honey. This should be enough for a week. When you mix these 2 ingredients, cook the mixture on low heat for 5-10 minutes. Do not refrigerate this mixture.
Use:

Take 1 tsp. of this mixture 1-3 times per day, for a maximum 1 to 2 month. Don’t take this mixture too close to mealtimes. During this therapy you need to change your diet. You need to decrease the meat intake, and no sugar or white flour.

Source: Worldtruth.TV

Thursday, March 7, 2019

charcoal, activated charcoal philippines

Though you may not immediately associate charcoal with healthy skin or skin-care products, activated charcoal boasts beauty benefits for skin by drawing oil, dirt and other harmful substances from clogged pores due to its adsorption powers.


Activated Charcoal Benefits

Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Charcoal is not metabolized, adsorbed or absorbed by the body, but it can be used to treat some poisonous bites and disinfect some wounds. Activated charcoal powder is proven to adsorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances, which makes it a popular ingredient in facial masks.

Mix 0.2 grams powdered activated charcoal, ½ teaspoon of bentonite clay and 1 ½ teaspoons of water together, and apply to the surface of skin. Remove the charcoal from skin after 10 minutes with a dampened cloth for smooth skin free of impurities.

By Alexander Early, Livestrong

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Bentonite Clay Philippines

There’s nothing better than a relaxing Sunday night with your favorite dinner, Netflix show, and face mask—which can help hydrate your skin, minimize breakouts, and simply leave you feeling refreshed for the week ahead.

While salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are top-notch pimples fighters, your favorite acne-fighting masks might also include an ingredient called bentonite clay. There are big skin-clearing promises surrounding this mineral-rich skincare ingredient—but what can it really do? And is every form of this clay safe to use?

We talked to a dermatologist and esthetician to find out what bentonite clay is, how it benefits the skin, any risks it comes with, and the best way to add it to your at-home pamper routine.

What is bentonite clay?

“Bentonite clay is an absorbent aluminum silicate formed from volcanic ash that’s been used for centuries to detoxify and heal the skin and body,” says Amy McLain, master esthetician at Kenneth’s Hair Salons & Day Spas in Columbus, Ohio. That simply means it’s a mineral-rich clay that has the ability to absorb substances it comes in contact with. It’s also anti-inflammatory, making it especially soothing on the skin.

Bentonite clay also has an interesting history as a medical treatment, says Cybele Fishman, MD, an integrative board-certified dermatologist in New York City. She explains that the clay has been used in two surprising ways, including in pigs to reduce their exposure to a certain mold that contaminates their food and in Ghana for the topical treatment of Buruli ulcer, a bacterial infection of the skin (and bone) that can lead to disability.

Bentonite Clay Philippines

So what does bentonite clay do for the skin, exactly?

Bentonite is found both in skincare products and as a powder that you can buy and mix into a mask-like treatment at home. As with any trendy ingredient, the clay has been hyped as a cure-all for a vast number of skin ailments. It’s been used to treat certain skin issues, like diaper rash, as well as rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, and other irritants, according to one 2017 review of research.

Many people suggest using it to “cure” eczema or psoriasis, but it’s best to consult a board-certified dermatologist for these conditions, since he or she can talk to you about lifestyle recommendations (such as managing triggers, like stress) and prescribe more effective treatments.

That said, there is one place where bentonite clay shines: It sops up excess oil in people who have acne-prone skin. “It absorbs sebum and is good for those with oily skin,” says Dr. Fishman. That’s a big deal, since overproduction of sebum (that lovely oily, waxy substance your oil glands release) is a major cause of clogged pores and acne breakouts.

Where can I buy bentonite clay?

You’ll most often find bentonite clay as a star or supporting ingredient in face masks. If you struggle with acne, try applying a bentonite clay mask once or twice a week for 10 minutes, recommends Dr. Fishman.



carrots

Forget about vitamin A pills. Carrots provide vitamin A and a host of other impressive health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention and anti-aging. Learn how to reap the benefits from this crunchy powerfood.

Health Benefits of Carrots

1. Improves vision

There’s some truth in the old wisdom that carrots are good for your eyes. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.

Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. A study found that people who eat large amounts of beta-carotene had a 40 percent lower risk of macular degeneration than those who consumed little.

2. Helps prevent cancer

Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by the carrot that protects its roots from fungal diseases. Carrots are one of the only common sources of this compound. A study showed 1/3 lower cancer risk by carrot-eating rats.

3. Slows down aging 

The high level of beta-carotene in carrots acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It help slows down the aging of cells.

4. Promotes healthier skin 

Vitamin A and antioxidants protect the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes and uneven skin tone.

carrots

5. Helps prevent infection 

Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts—shredded raw or boiled and mashed.

6. Promotes healthier skin (from the outside) 

Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask. Just mix grated carrot with a bit of honey. See the full recipe here: carrot face mask.

7. Prevents heart disease

Studies show that diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein.

The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids.

8. Cleanses the body 

Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fiber present in carrots helps clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

9. Protects teeth and gums

It’s all in the crunch! Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste. Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva, which, being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.

10. Prevents stroke

From all the above benefits it’s no surprise that in a Harvard University study, people who ate five or more carrots a week were less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate only one carrot a month or less.




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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar is believed to have been discovered around 5000 BC when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. It was initially used as a food preservative, but soon, people found its medicinal properties.

Hippocrates used it to soothe wounds, and in the 18th century, it was a common remedy in the case of various issues, from poison ivy and croup, diabetes, to stomach aches.

Vinegar can be made from virtually any carbohydrate that can be fermented, like apples, grapes, dates, beets, coconut, and potatoes. It is made through a slow fermentation process, which preserves its bioactive components and boosts its antioxidant, antimicrobial, and many other beneficial properties.

The unfiltered, unprocessed vinegar contains the “mother”, a cobweb-like amino acid-based substance, which is a sign of its highest quality and is responsible for most of its beneficial qualities.

Vinegar can be a cooking and cleaning agent, can be used as a natural remedy, hygienic product, and much more. The consumption of 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water daily offers a myriad of health benefits.

As reported by Dr.Koop:


“Health expert Dr. Axe states that apple cider vinegar is a powerful healer, citing its twin anti-bacterial plus pro-biotic qualities for its ability to serve as a natural antibiotic for your body. Apple cider vinegar is packed with magnesium, digestive enzymes, acetic acid (naturally occurring vinegar), potassium and polyphenols (natural antioxidants). “

Moreover, you can apply it topically, add it to foods, use it in the garden, as a disinfectant and cleaning product, and much more.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Here is all it can do for you:

Candida Overgrowth

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola:

“Too much Candida bacteria, which is actually a naturally occurring yeast, in your body has been linked to many different health issues, including yeast infections, fatigue, poor memory, depression, headaches, sugar cravings.

Candida overgrowth usually happens when the body is too acidic from excessive intake of processed foods or sugar, or if there are insufficient good bacteria in your system. Because ACV is fermented with a beneficial yeast, it can serve as a prebiotic for healthy bacteria, essentially helping good bacteria grow.”

It slows down the conversion of complex carbohydrate from meals into sugar and thus prevents sugar spikes, and improves insulin sensitivity.

Sinus Congestion

It effectively treats sinusitis and nasal congestion, as it breaks up and reduces mucus. 


Sore Throat
Add it to water and gargle so that its strong antibacterial properties can relieve your sore throat.


Seasonal Allergies

Rachael Link, MS, RD says:

“Many people use apple cider vinegar as a natural remedy for seasonal allergies. The healthy bacteria found in ACV may promote immunity and support healthy lymphatic drainage to kick seasonal sniffles and allergies to the curb. Try to drink two tablespoons diluted in the water next time your allergies are acting up.”
      

Colon Cleanse

It is one of the most powerful ways to cleanse the colon and improve its function, preventing digestive issues.


Acid Reflux

A tablespoon of it in a glass of water will soothe the intestinal spasms and regulate the acid content in the stomach.


Heart Health

Apple cider vinegar improves heart health, since the polyphenols it contains, like chlorogenic acid, inhibit oxidation of LDLs and improve health by preventing cardiovascular diseases. It has also been found to lower cholesterol levels, blood pressure, triglyceride levels, and VLDL levels.


Skin Irritations

Apply it on the area affected by a certain skin condition, sunburn, or poison ivy or soak in a bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar to relieve the symptoms.


Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar creates a feeling of satiety due to the presence of acetic acid, and thus reduces the total amount of food consumed, leading to weight loss


Energy Boost

The high levels of potassium and enzymes treat fatigue and energize the body.


Foot Odor

To destroy bacteria that causes the bad smell of the feet and prevent infections, wipe feet down with apple cider vinegar.


Warts

Its topical application will treat acne, and remove warts, due to the acetic acid it contains.


Hair Rinse
It can help you balance the Ph of your scalp and eliminate any product buildup from the hair. Mix it with water and use the solution to rinse the hair and make it clean and shiny.


Oral Health

To whiten teeth and fight bad breath, swish diluted apple cider vinegar for a few minutes in the mouth.


Natural Cleaning

Its antimicrobial properties make apple cider vinegar an excellent cleaning product in the household. You can dilute it in water and use it to wipe all the surfaces in your home.


Weed Killer

It is one of the most effective ways to control weeds in your garden, in a safe and toxin-free way.


Neutralize Odors

Pour it in a bowl with water and leave it in a room to neutralize the bad odors.


Fruit and Veggie Wash

Apple cider vinegar is a potent natural agent to destroy pesticides and bacteria, so you can use it to soak your fresh produce in order to freely consume them afterward.

In cooking, you can add apple cider vinegar to salad dressings, soups, broths, marinades, sauces, and smoothies. It can even be added to baked goods, on your fish and meat.

Rachael Link, MS, RD adds:

“Although apple cider vinegar consumption is healthy and safe for most people, consuming large amounts can lead to some negative effects on health. Apple cider vinegar side effects include erosion of tooth enamel, burning of the throat or skin and decreased levels of potassium.

Be sure to always dilute apple cider vinegar in water instead of drinking it straight to prevent negative side effects. You should also start with a low dose and work your way up to assess your tolerance.

If you’re taking blood sugar medications, talk to your doctor before using apple cider vinegar. Because ACV may help reduce blood sugar levels, you may need to modify your dosage of diabetes medications to prevent hypoglycemia symptoms.”


Additionally, make sure you consult a physician before you start using apple cider vinegar in case you take diuretics, laxatives, and medicines for heart disease.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

himalayan salt, lemon, headache

In most cases, migraines are a sign of a deficiency in some mineral in the body. They can also be caused by dehydration of the body or even certain foods we consume.

Thirst is not the first sign of a lack of water in the body since, at that stage, our cells are already dehydrated. Thirst is actually developed when the body fluids are depleted well below levels required for optimal functioning.

The urine is the best way to check if you are dehydrated. It is colorless when the body is properly hydrated, yellow in a dehydrated body, and orange to dark-colored when you are severely dehydrated.

In the case of mild dehydration, one experiences dry skin, fatigue, poor coordination, blood pressure changes, decreased urine output, dry mucous membranes in the mouth and nose, and impairment of judgment.

UCD (Unintentional Chronic Dehydration) leads to stress, asthma, high blood pressure, migraines, headaches, and back pain. Dehydration, in this case, is the state of the body which has been living with insufficient water for many years and is severely deficient in certain minerals, especially magnesium.

himalayan salt, lemon, headache

Yet, before you reach for painkillers, you need to try this natural migraine remedy:
  • ¼ teaspoons of Himalayan Pink Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Instructions:


Add the salt and the lemon juice in a glass of water, stir well to dissolve them and drink it right away. You can sweeten with a teaspoon of raw honey. Drink another glass of water immediately afterward, and in the next 30 minutes, drink a glass of water every 10 minutes. Lie down, relax, and repeat if the pain is not gone completely.

The salt in this remedy is a way to address the dehydration. Salt retains water and can lead to water retention. But taking a bit of natural salt in water will just rehydrate the cells, and provide high amounts of minerals, electrolytes, and elements needed by the body.

They will energize the body, alkalize the system, boost immunity, and soothe the headache.

Moreover, make sure you also use the lemon peel when juicing, since it is high in flavonoids and essential oils that improve the absorption of nutrients in the body. Lemon will also alkalize the body, and make the minerals from salt even 5X more powerful.

Try this remedy and you will be shocked by the magic it creates!

Moreover, according to Rachel Nall RN, MSN:


“The Association of Migraine Disorders have created a list of “migraine safe foods” to guide a person’s food choices. These foods generally do not contain preservatives, yeasts, flavorings, and other substances that are potential migraine triggers, such as nitrites and phenylalanine.

Bread, grains, and cereals
Foods to eat:
  • most cereals, except for those containing nuts, dried fruits, or aspartame
  • plain or sesame seed bagels
  • quick bread, such as pumpernickel or zucchini bread
  • most plain pretzels and potato chips
  • unflavored crackers, such as saltines or Club crackers
  • white, wheat, rye, or pumpernickel bread from a store

Meats, nuts, and seeds

Foods to eat:
  • fresh beef, chicken, fish, lamb, pork, turkey, or veal
  • poppy seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • sunflower seeds without natural flavors

Salad dressings and sauces

Foods to eat:
  • homemade dips that use fresh ingredients without artificial flavorings
  • homemade ranch dressings
  • oil and distilled white vinegar salad dressings

Vegetables and fruits

Foods to eat:
  • fresh fruits
  • fresh vegetables
  • preservative-free bagged lettuce

Examples of vegetables to eat include peppers, zucchini, fresh potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower.”

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Monday, February 25, 2019

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If you are a coffee lover, you will be happy to read this article, as it reveals all the pros and cons of the habit of drinking this delicious beverage. According to Statistic Brain, this good-morning brew is enjoyed by 54% of Americans daily.

Dr.Mercola states:


“Just like other plant-based foods, coffee has its own unique set of phytonutrients and beneficial compounds that can positively impact your health, such as those already known to fight inflammation, one of the most common and insidious contributors to age-related health challenges.

Coffee is said to improve energy levels and block an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine. This, in turn, boosts other neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine, leading to enhanced firing of neurons.

Coffee can help you burn fat because it boosts your metabolism and drastically improves physical performance, not just in increased adrenaline for sharper “fight or flight” skills — or agility and stamina during exercise — but because it breaks down body fat and turns it into fuel.

Additionally, coffee contains phytonutrients that enhance your health in several different ways, including providing healthy amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and niacin in every cup. It may also supply more antioxidants than anything else in the standard Western diet.”


A typical 8oz (240 ml) cup of coffee provides: 

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 11% of the RDA.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 6% of the RDA.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 2% of the RDA.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 2% of the RDA.
Folate: 1% of the RDA.
Manganese: 3% of the RDA.
Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
Magnesium: 2% of the RDA.
Phosphorus: 1% of the RDA.

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If you drink more cups daily, even though these amounts are small, coffee will add up to a significant portion of your daily nutrient intake, and provide high amounts of antioxidants.

Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Risk of Liver Diseases

Our liver is sensitive to numerous toxins and foods present in modern society, as well as excess alcohol and fructose intake.

Yet, studies have shown that coffee drinkers have up to an 84% lower risk of developing cirrhosis, with the strongest effect for individuals who drink 4 or more cups daily. Moreover, coffee lovers have a decreased risk of liver cancer by 40% too.

Caffeine Improves Brain Function and Boosts Metabolism

Coffee contains caffeine, which is the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. It inhibits the function of an inhibitory neurotransmitter (brain hormone) called Adenosine, and thus enhances the brain activity and stimulates the release of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine, that keep us alert and energetic. Caffeine has also been found to improve mood and boost reaction time, vigilance and general cognitive function. Yet, note that these effects are short-term.

Moreover, caffeine boosts the metabolism by 3-11% and exercise performance by 11-12%.

Coffee Lowers the Risk of Depression and Suicide

Nowadays, depression and anxiety are unfortunately very common. Yet, a Harvard study showed that individuals who drank the most coffee had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed.

Additionally, researchers have also found that people who drank 4 or more cups of coffee daily had a 53% lower suicide risk.

Coffee Lowers the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Studies have shown that coffee drinkers have a significantly lower risk of developing this disease, by up to 23-67%.

Coffee Lowers the Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Researchers have found that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and a 32-60% lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.

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Coffee May Boost Athletic Performance

Coffee can be of great importance to athletes, as it has powerful performance-enhancing properties. According to Medical News Today:

“Athletes consuming 3 to 7 mg of caffeine through coffee saw an average improvement in endurance performance of 24 percent … [Lead author Simon Higgins] says: ‘This is helpful for athletes because coffee is a naturally occurring compound. There’s the potential that getting your caffeine by drinking coffee has similar endurance benefits as taking caffeine pills.”

Coffee Drinkers Live Longer


Since coffee lowers the risk of numerous chronic and deadly diseases, it makes sense that it could help you live longer. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2012 that found that coffee drinkers had a much lower risk of dying over the 12-13 year study period.

However, we must reveal the drawbacks of our favorite drink as well.

Caffeine is Addictive
Caffeine can lead to addiction in some people. In case one consumes it regularly, coffee stops working, so a larger dose is needed. Despite developing tolerance, people can also experience withdrawal symptoms if abstaining from it, like a headache, tiredness, brain fog and irritability that can last for a few days.

Caffeine Can Cause Anxiety and Disrupt Sleep

The excessive consumption of caffeine can disrupt sleep and lower your sleep quality. Therefore, make sure you do not drink coffee late at night.

How to get the best out of your coffee

Decaffeinated coffee still contains caffeine, but much less than regular coffee, as the coffee beans are being rinsed with solvent chemicals for a few times in order to lower the percentage of caffeine. Yet, it does not offer the same benefits as regular coffee.

To maximize the beneficial effects of your cup of coffee, do not add anything to it, like sugar or creamers. Make sure you brew it with a paper filter, as unfiltered coffee contains cafestol that raises cholesterol levels.

Note that pregnant women, anxious people, and individuals who suffer from insomnia or high blood pressure should avoid or severely limit coffee consumption.

Otherwise, if you love your cup of coffee, feel free to enjoy it, as its benefits far outweigh the negatives!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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One of the most vital functions for our overall health is the liver’s function, because it is the only one that is eliminating harmful matters and a lot of toxins and waste from our body. The liver’s function might be disrupted by environmental toxins, poor dietary habits, etc.

One of the most common health risks today is the obesity, and the liver is the one that boosts our metabolic activity and with its detoxification process it is filtering the blood as well.

Which is why we decided to show you the Top 5 cleansing drinks during night time, which will detoxify your liver, help you lose some extra weight, and get the body the nutrients it requires.

According to the traditional Chinese medicine, our liver’s function is working at its best between 1 and 3 o’clock after midnight, which is the period when our body is resting. Which is why we want you to consume these drinks before going to sleep, that way they will burn fat, get rid of accumulated toxins, and support the liver’s function and cleanse it.

Chamomile Infusion

Chamomile Infusion:

This is a simple chamomile tea, it has the ability to improve sleep, control our nervous system and relieve a lot of stress, this is due to its powerful antioxidant and sedative properties. The tension in our inflamed tissues and muscles can easily be reduced by the tea’s strong anti-inflammatory abilities.

You just need 8 ounces of water, and mix a tablespoon of chamomile flower inside it.

Instructions:

Put the water on heat in a pot. Once the water starts to boil, remove it from heat and you can add the tablespoon of chamomile. Let it cool for a bit for about ten minutes, then you can drink it. You should consume this tea once on daily basis, and keep it up for at least two weeks.

Hot Lemon Water

Hot Lemon Water:
This drink is so amazing, you can drink it at night and in the morning, 2 times a day. Due to the lemon’s powerful diuretic and cleansing properties, it is able to improve our liver’s function.

You will only need 6 ounces of water and a medium sized lemon.

Instructions:

Squeeze the juice from the lemon and mix it in the water. But first you must heat the water a little bit, not boiling hot though. You should take this drink once in the morning and once in the evening, when you take it in the evening, make sure that it is at least 30 minutes before going to bed. Keep this up for 3 weeks.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal:

The oats contain a lot of minerals, vitamins and huge amounts of fiber, which makes them have the ability to relax our body, cleanse our liver and our intestines, and boost digestion as well.

For this drink you will need a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 6 cups of filtered water and one cup of organic oats.

Instructions:


Fill a bowl with water and soak the oats inside, they should stay there for about 7 hours. After that you can strain the oats, and wash them with clean water in order to get rid of the enzyme inhibitors and anti-nutrients. Then you can add the cinnamon and the water with a little bit of ice, and you may drink it.

Lemon & Ginger Tea

Lemon & Ginger Tea:

These two ingredients are very rich with vitamin C and they are promoting weight losing. Due to their powerful antioxidant properties, they also can prevent from many diseases and illnesses, and their anti-inflammatory abilities can treat many conditions, including cellulite. The lemon is able to boost our immune system and can prevent and relieve stomach bloating, while the ginger is able to get rid of the waste and toxins.

You only need 8 ounces of water, a lemon half and a single slice of ginger.

Instructions:


Put the water on heat to boil, once it starts, remove it from heat and add the lemon juice and the ginger inside it. Stir and let it steep for about 15 minutes. Before going to bed, drink this natural drink. Consume it only 3 times in a week.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint Tea:

The essential oils that are contained in the peppermint leaves, are able to get rid of waste in our liver and the colon as well. Also it has very strong digestion-enhancing properties.

You will only need 8 ounces of water and just 2 tablespoons of mint leaves, which should be about 20 g.

Instructions:


Put he water on heat, and when it starts to boil add the mint leave. Let them boil for about 2 minutes, and then you can remove them from heat. Let the tea steep for a while.

Drink this natural tea before going to bed, for 3 weeks. Make sure you consume it at least half an hour before going to sleep.