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smoking, nicotine, lemon

We all have heard and seen the harmful effects of smoking on the human body. All those warning labels and tragic pictures of diseases shown on the television are very real. Ninety percent of the lung cancer patients are smokers and more than 1.1 billion people in the world smoke tobacco.

When you smoke; you inhale harmful chemicals like arsenic, carbon monoxide and tiny glass particles. Carbon monoxide is highly fatal for human beings as it displaces the oxygen present in hemoglobin thereby depriving the body cells of oxygen.

If you continuously smoke and inhale these substances, the chances of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) automatically increases. Smoking is harmful for your heart too as the plaque deposits can cause heart attacks or congestive heart failure. The damage to your blood vessels cannot be reversed.

Nicotine releases cortisol i.e. the stress hormone. Increased cortisol level can weaken your immune system. Other harmful effects include:

  • Blood sugar problems
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Gastrointestinal problems
You can get easily addicted to Nicotine and the withdrawal symptoms include edginess and irritability. Nicotine leads to the release of dopamine which gives a sense of pleasant feeling or feeling of well-being in your mind.

That is why chain smoking becomes so prevalent in people because they get addicted to dopamine and need a cigarette whenever they are stressed.

Smoking deprives the body of its essential nutrients and antioxidants like vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, glutathione, ubiquinol, and alpha-lipoic acid.

You need to start paying attention to your smoking habits.

Here are some ways through which you can try to quit smoking and alleviate the craving as well the withdrawal symptoms:


It reduces Nicotine addiction by affecting the NMDA receptors which control the release of dopamine.


Hypnosis can help you quit smoking as it creates an altered state of consciousness where you can transcend certain aspects of reality and feel compelled to follow the cues from an external source.


Insertion of needles on certain places linked to the mouth, lungs, and airways, lowers the cravings for tobacco.


Nicotine patch is shown to be effective when it comes to quitting smoking. These patches are even more effective when they are combined with drugs like Varenicline and Bupropion. Consult your doctor before consuming these drugs.


You can chew the skin of a lime whenever you crave a smoke. Since it is rich in vitamin c and antioxidants, it will help in reducing the craving.

You can chew the special nicotine gum that is popular for people who suffer from withdrawal symptoms. It is quite helpful if you feel irritable due to the cravings.


When researchers exposed smokers to the smell of cigarettes along with rotting eggs or fish while they were in Stage 2, non-REM sleep for a week, they found that people smoked less during that period of time.


Studies have shown that 5-minute moderate-intensity workout causes a reduction in the desire to smoke for a short period of time. Training your mind to overcome the habit of smoking is also very prevalent where smokers learn to overcome difficulties of cravings and withdrawal.

You can try these methods in order to quit smoking and lower the risk of chronic diseases. Smoking is highly injurious to your overall health!


Mushrooms can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 64 per cent—as WDDTY's March issue revealed—and they can also keep you mentally sharp as you get older.

Two servings a week reduce the risk of mild cognitive decline (MCI)—such as occasional memory loss or concentration lapses—by around 50 per cent. MCI is generally seen as early-stage dementia.

Although nobody is quite sure why mushrooms have such a therapeutic effect, researchers think it's to do with a compound called ergothioneine that is in most types of mushroom.

Researchers from the National University of Singapore tested various mushrooms—such as golden, oyster, shiitake and white button—on a group of 600 people aged 60 and older for six years.

The researchers tested the group on a range of cognitive, language and visuo-spatial skills after they had eaten different amounts, and types, of mushrooms.

They discovered the optimum amount for MCI protection was one serving, which equates to three-quarters of a cup of cooked mushrooms or 150 g, twice a week.

The mushrooms' protective effects were "surprising and encouraging", the researchers said.

(Source: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 2019; 1: doi: 10.3233/JAD-180959)
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

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)


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


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


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

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.

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.


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

  • Baking Soda
  • Honey or Maple Syrup


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.

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

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.


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.


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.