Monday, July 18, 2011

Life and Health

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine (400 B.C.) said, "The natural healing force within us is the greatest force in getting well." and ...."Let Food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." God made our bodies to be self healing...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Benefits of Cinnamon

Hello Fellow Health Nuts!!! This caught my eye when reading online for health/nutritional information. I love cinnamon and knew it was good to help lower blood sugar..we add it to our coffee in the morning..My husband takes it in a pill form to help lower his blood sugar. Here are a few other benefits:
1. Studies have shown that just 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon/day can lower LDL cholesterol.
2. In a study published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Researchers, cinnamon reduced the spreading of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
3. It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
4. In a study at Copenhagen Univ., patients given 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon powder combined with 1 tbsp. of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and would walk without pain within month.
5. It inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage when added to food, making it a natural food preservative.
6. It is also used to decrease cold symptoms when combined with honey and eaten every hours.
7. A study found that smelling cinnamon increases your cognitive function and memory.
8. It can fight the e. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices according to Kansas State Univ. researchers.
9. It's a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
Cinnamon...does a body good....until the next health tidbit health passionistas!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Dirty Dozen

12 veges/fruits you should buy ORGANIC are: Celery, Peaches, Strawberries, Apples, Domestic Blueberries, Nectarines, Sweet Bell Peppers, Spinach/Kale/Collard green, Cherries, White Potatoes, Imported Grapes, and Lettuce.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

In the afternoon when you get your low blood suger and can barely stay awake, instead of turning to coffee, try an organic apple with some raw almonds and/or a cup of fresh brewed mint tea..the mint wakes up your senses.....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Food Allergies

If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein Bar Syndrome, joint and muscle aches, headaches, drained and tired--find a Doctor that can do a food allergy test on you..It could be you are highly sensitive to certain foods which are causing these of the main food allergies is gluten and wheat...I was recently tested since I have had migraines since I was 15 and would experience the above symptoms. It has made a big difference in my health by cutting out the foods that I am highly sensitive to...which is gluten, yeast, wheat, eggs, bananas...I don't know why Doctors don't have their patients tested for food allergies when they have migraines or chronic fatigue/joint & muscle aches....It only makes sense...They give you a list of foods that can trigger migraines but don't have you tested for your own body's food allergies??!! Hello! Does that make sense?? You have to be your own doctor and be proactive in your tests....

Good Health

Hello Health Nuts!!
Chronic inflammation (inside your body) has been linked to a wide range of illnesses, such as heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and cancer...Lifestyle factors can contribute also--smoking, stress, being overweight, lack of exercise, and diet..
Here are 10 foods that can help decrease the inflammation and help prevent these deseases and cancer:
1. Salmon-high in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation. Avoid farmraised salmon; its higher in arachidnic acid as well as toxins..
2. Walnuts-a source of omega-3s, also can help lower bad cholesterol...raw not salted.
3. Onions-high in quercetin, an antioxidant that inhibits enzymes that trigger inflammation. Quercetin is also found in dark grapes.
4. Blueberries-loaded with anthocyanins, a type of polyphenol antioxidant that boosts immunity and protects the body from free radicals, which trigger inflammation. Polyphenols are also found in green tea, another great antioxidant as well as white tea. Pomegranetes-even higher...
5. Sweet Potatoes-rich in caretenoids, antioxidants that boost immunity and minimize inflammation.
6. Spinach-rich in inflammation-fighting carotenoids, and immune-boosting vitamin E.
7. Garlic-potent anti-inflammatory and is rich in sulfur compunds which stimulate the immune system.
8. Pineapple-has Bromelain which is an enzyme that decreases inflammation and has some immune-enhancing benefits. Bromelain is also good for an upset stomach...
9. Ginger-anti-inflammatory..inhibits COX-2 enzymes...use your herb Ginger in fresh lemon water in the mornings...also good for nausea..
10. Turmeric-great anti-inflammatory..found in curry, contains curcumin...take 200 mg. a day..
Have a Healthy Day!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Breast Cancer

Did you know that every 13 minutes, an American woman dies of breast cancer!!!!!!
That is horrible and preventable by diet, exercise and supplements...Eat a healthy low fat diet ladies and get in your 30 minutes of cardio every day...Buy BPA-free water bottles/plastics...BPA is found in everything from plastics to epoxies to interior coating in many cans...more than 200 studies show links beween low doses of BPA and cancer, according to the Breast Cancer Fund...
Cancer fighters---Cruciferous veges such as broccoli and cabbage (in particular brocoli sprouts) are cancer fighting....flax seed oil...two anti-cancer herbs are green tea extract and curcumin(turmeric).
Other supplements that have shown risk-reduction possibilities of cancer are (1) vitamin D-3--reduction by 20%, (2) folic acid (B vitamin) - 44% risk reduction, (3) carotenoids, (4) pomegranate-high in antioxidants, and (5) black cohosh-61% reduction in risk..
It is summer time so eat your fresh veges and fruits with whole grains.....
ciao til later...........