Monday, January 14, 2019
People have recognized and valued the amazing properties of ginger for centuries. It is a rich source of numerous nutrients and offers powerful antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory effects.
According to Rachael Link, MS, RD:
“As one of the most used dietary condiments in the world today, it’s no wonder that the benefits of ginger are pretty impressive. With its zesty, peppery flavor and its extensive list of health benefits, ginger root is equal parts delicious and nutritious. It’s versatile, easy to use and has been associated with everything from beating motion sickness to better brain function.
The health benefits of ginger are largely due to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and content of therapeutic compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol, and zingerone.
Available in fresh, dried, ground, capsule and juice form, ginger root is easy to add to the diet and can have a lasting impact on just about every aspect of health.”
It is one of the richest vitamin C sources, and it is also in magnesium and other minerals, so it fortifies the immune system, helps digestion, relieves pain, cleanses the liver, and treats asthma and cardiovascular diseases.
Ginger tea is one of the best ways to reap all these benefits, and its regular consumption will:
Strengthen the Immune System –It is abundant in antioxidants and thus strengthens the immune system.
Fight Inflammation – The strong anti-inflammatory properties relieve muscle and joint pain.
Improve Blood Circulation –It prevents clogging of the arteries, boosts blood circulation, and lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Relieve Nausea – It is one of the best ways to treat nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness.
Fight Respiratory Problems – it relieves congestion and treats environmental allergies.
Improve Stomach Performance –Ginger tea helps digestion, helps the absorption of food, and prevents bloating
Relieve Stress – Its healing powers relieve stress and reduce tension.
Relieve Menstrual Discomfort – It relaxes the muscles, and thus soothes menstrual cramps
Moreover, its regular intake will lower the risk of strokes, cleanse the liver, relieve headaches, prevent cancer, and dissolve kidney stones.
Here is how to prepare it:
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1 cup of water
- Coconut milk
- Organic honey
Heat the water, and as soon as it starts to boil, add the ginger and turmeric. Leave to simmer for 10 minutes, and the coconut milk, and strain. Sweeten with honey, and enjoy it!
Migraines cause intense and debilitating pain and are often a result of a deficiency of a certain mineral in the body. They are common in the case of dehydration of the body, as well as after the consumption of certain foods too.
We do not need to feel thirsty in order to realize that our body is dehydrated, as thirst is actually a sign that the cells are already dehydrated, and it develops when the body fluids are depleted well below levels required for optimal functioning.
In order to check if you are dehydrated, you should monitor your urine. A hydrated body produces colorless, clear urine, while a dehydrated one produces yellow urine. Moreover, you are severely dehydrated if your urine is orange or dark-colored.
Mild dehydration causes dry skin, fatigue, poor coordination, blood pressure changes, decreased urine output, dry mucous membranes in the mouth and nose, and impairment of judgment.
On the other hand, the symptoms of UCD (Unintentional Chronic Dehydration) include asthma, allergies, migraines, headaches, stress, back pain, high blood pressure, and many degenerative health problems.
If you suffer from a migraine, before you turn to painkillers, you should definitely try the following trick.
What’s more, it is extremely simple, as you will only need:
- ¼ teaspoons of Himalayan Pink Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- A glass of water (about 8oz or 250ml)
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional)
Add the lemon juice and the salt in the water, and stir well to dissolve them.
You can sweeten with honey. Drink the remedy immediately, and follow with another glass of pure drinking water. You should drink a glass of water every 10 minutes in the following half an hour, and your migraine will be gone!
Although salt retains water, Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt rehydrate the cells, as they are rich in electrolytes, minerals, and nutrients. They will energize the body, boost immunity, alkalize the body and improve mood.
Also, you should drink freshly-extracted juices that are high in potassium can help to fix this imbalance. Fruit and vegetable juices are rich in this mineral, potassium.
Lemon juice is among the best natural migraine cures. Juice it unpeeled, as the peel is high in flavonoids and essential oils that will super-boost the absorption of nutrients. It will also fight acidity and drastically improve the absorption of the minerals from the salt.
This remedy works like magic! Try it out and you will be surprised by its instant effects!
Moreover, essential oils can be of great help in your fight against a migraine as well. They are natural painkillers, boost blood flow, balance hormones, soothe muscular tension, and lower stress or anxiety. You can apply a few drops of the oil to a heated towel and place it on the painful side of the head.
According to Jillian Levy, CHHC, these are the most effective essential oils you can use to relieve migraine symptoms:
“Peppermint: Reduces pain and inflammation. It works by having a natural cooling effect on the skin, inhibiting muscle contractions and stimulating blood flow around the head when applied topically.
Lavender: Soothes stress and anxiety. Can improve sleep quality, decrease muscular tension, and has natural antidepressant and sedative qualities.
Eucalyptus: Improves blood flow, is uplifting, helps cleanse the body of toxins and harmful substances, and reduces high blood pressure and pain.
Frankincense: Lowers inflammation and has numerous benefits for improving overall immune function, anxiety and hormonal balance.
Rosemary: Reduces pain through regulating blood flow, helps decrease withdrawal symptoms of caffeine or medications, aids digestion, and soothes an upset stomach.”
Dehydration can lead to numerous health issues, and our body requires an adequate intake of water in order to function normally.
According to WebMD:
“Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t have as much water as it needs. Without enough, your body can’t function properly. You can have mild, moderate, or severe dehydration depending on how much fluid is missing from your body. “
Also, according to Jillian Levy, CHHC:
“There’s a lot more to dehydration than simply feeling very thirsty. Signs of dehydration can also include spasms, tension in your neck or jaw, constipation, vomiting, and heart problems.
Many people who experience symptoms like trouble concentrating or lingering muscle pains have no idea that they’re really suffering from preventable dehydration symptoms.
Research is now showing how much dehydration can impact overall moods and cognitive functions, contributing to impairments in vision, perceptive discrimination, tracking, recall, attention, psychomotor skills and memory. “
Today, we decided to share the recipe of a delicious iced tea that will hydrate the body and thus improve overall health. Despite water, it also contains turmeric, honey, and ginger.
Turmeric is one of the healthiest foods on Earth, with the potential to prevent and treat various diseases. Its active ingredient, curcumin, improves brain health and the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels, regulates blood pressure and clotting, lowers the risk of dementia, stroke, and Alzheimer’s, and offers countless other health benefits.
Also, honey is rich in antioxidants, so it offers a myriad of health benefits. It prevents cellular damage and brain cell loss, strengthens the immune system, treats infections, regulates hormones, and does much more for our overall health.
Ginger offers powerful medicinal properties due to the presence of gingerols, that boost heart health, lower cholesterol levels, and prevent the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol, and atherosclerosis.
Also, it boosts the levels of important neurotransmitters in the body, and thus improves the ability to remember, sleep, focus, and concentrate. The addition of black pepper makes these ingredients more readily accessible for use in the various systems in the body.
Now, here is how to prepare this tasty turmeric and ginger iced tea:
- 4 tsp dried organic turmeric
- ¼ cup honey
- 4 tsp dried ginger
- ¾ tsp black pepper
- 1 cup of water
Mix turmeric, ginger, and black pepper in a small saucepan pour a cup of water and boil the mixture. Then, lower the heat to simmer for a few minutes, remove from heat, and add honey. Cover, leave to steep for an hour or overnight, and strain the tea using cheesecloth before use.
Store it in the refrigerator in a quart sized jar, and drink it during the day.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
During the winter season, colds and coughs are always there to remind us of our frailty. Additionally, coughs can be a result of smoking, air pollution, second-hand smoking, and old age.
They is a way for the body to clean up the respiratory system and indicate an infection such as bronchitis, or some other issue in the body.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
“A cough is considered “acute” if it lasts less than three weeks. It is considered “chronic” if it lasts longer than eight weeks (four weeks in children).
Some causes of coughs include:
Common causes of acute coughs :
- Common cold
- Influenza (flu)
- Inhaling an irritant
- A whooping cough
Common causes of chronic coughs:
- Asthma (most common in children)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Postnasal drip”
Moreover, “although the causes are varied, the reason you cough is to help your body get rid of foreign material or mucus from your lungs and upper airway passages. It’s one of your body’s protective mechanisms designed to keep you breathing easy. Sometimes, it’s easy to determine why you’re coughing but it can also be a mystery.
By paying attention to the details – the sound of your cough, for instance, along with accompanying symptoms – you can often identify the cause, which is important for getting on the road to recovery. Following are seven common reasons for a cough, and what to do about them.”- says Dr.Mercola.
Out first reaction to a cough is a visit to the pharmacy, where we buy a cough syrup and believe that it is the best way to soothe it. However, it is not the case apparently, as researchers have found that they are rarely effective.
Fortunately, the versatile natural medicine is here to help again!
Homemade Banana Cough Cream
- 2 ripe organic bananas
- 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey
- 400 milliliters of water
In a bowl, mash the bananas using a wooden spoon, boil the water, and add it to the bowl. Leave it aside to cool for half an hour, covered.
Then, add honey, stir, take 100 ml of it 4 times daily. Before consumption, you can heat it a bit.
Despite relieving the cough and the accompanying symptoms, bananas will boost your serotonin levels, and help you to easily fall asleep.
While conventional antibiotics are extremely overused, natural remedies such as honey and turmeric are highly beneficial and improve health in numerous ways.
Honey effectively fights infections without causing resistant bacteria, unlike conventional antibiotics. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, found that honey destroyed every bacteria or pathogen they tested it on. Researchers found that it can be applied topically and taken internally.
According to Dr.Dee Carter:
“Our research is the first to clearly show that these honey-based products could in many cases replace antibiotic creams on wounds and equipment such as catheters. Using honey as an intermediate treatment could also prolong the life of antibiotics.”
On the other hand, turmeric is another natural miracle with a myriad of health benefits. Its most important compounds are called curcuminoids, and it has powerful healing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
The combination of these two is the most powerful antibiotic we can use. It is also known as Golden Honey and has been commonly used in Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years. Recently, its use has grown exponentially in Western medicine and nutrition.
According to BenefitsOfHoney, this combination is “an invaluable natural remedy for a myriad of ailments and diseases including indigestion, cold, flu, asthma, hypertension, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, arthritis, diabetes, heart diseases, depression and anxiety, inflammation of wounds and burns, eczema, psoriasis and acne, and aging(protects the liver and kidneys). “
Moreover, TurmericForHealth adds:
“A study has shown that an Ayurvedic medicine containing turmeric and honey as two of the active ingredients stimulated the production and functionality of immune cells and thus, could result in improved immunity against diseases.
Combining turmeric with honey enhances its anti-microbial activity. They can together act against a variety of bacterial and fungal strains known to cause infections in humans.”
“Turmeric, along with honey can improve skin hydration and elasticity and contribute to a better skin health. Turmeric and honey are useful in treating oral mucositis which occurs as a complication of cancer treatments.”
Here is how to prepare it:
Turmeric Infused Honey
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric(of therapeutic quality )
- ¼ cup raw honey
- 2 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
Mix the ingredients, stir well, and cover. Store the mixture at room temperature, and stir it before each use. To fight the flu or a cold, take half a teaspoon of the mixture, several times daily.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Inflammation has been found to be the root of most diseases and ailments, so it is of high importance to fight it and thus improve overall health. The combination of cinnamon and turmeric is one of the most delicious and powerful natural ways to fight inflammation in the body.
Namely, cinnamon has been found to be the richest source of antioxidants among 26 popular spices and herbs tested. It is rich in calcium and manganese, soothes allergies, strengthens the immune system, and regulates blood sugar. Also, it improves heart health, lowers the risk of cancer, and offers potent anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.
On the other hand, turmeric has been used for more than 4,000 years as a natural remedy, as it fights inflammation, helps digestion, lowers the cancer risk, and improves the function of the heart and brain. Moreover, turmeric soothes the symptoms of arthritis and improves skin health.
According to LiveStrong:
“Turmeric and cinnamon are spices that add flavor to foods and appear to have health benefits. These spices are inexpensive, calorie-free and easy to find in most supermarkets and natural foods stores. Because turmeric and cinnamon are safe with no side effects, they may be worth a try for their potential health benefits. Keep in mind that ground spices release flavor more slowly than whole spices.”
The third ingredient in the powerful tea recipe we recommend today is green tea, which is a rich source of polyphenols, that fight free radicals and prevent chronic diseases. Green tea regulates blood sugar, helps weight loss, fights inflammation in the gut, and lowers bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol. Also, it boosts liver health and the cognitive function, helps weight loss, and lowers risk of heart disease.
Now, here is how to prepare this miraculous drink:
Cinnamon Turmeric Iced Tea Recipe
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. turmeric
- 1-2 Tbsp. black or green loose leaf tea
- 1 tsp stevia or honey
- lemon slices, optional
Add the ingredients to the bottom of a French press, add hot water to about the halfway point, and leave to steep for 5 minutes. Stir once press and leave the mixture to cool.
Then, add ice cubes, pour the tea in a mug, and add the lemon slices. Enjoy and naturally fight inflammation in the body!
Furthermore, Medical News Today advises the following foods consuming the following foods that “have been shown to help reduce the risk of inflammation, including: olive oil, tomatoes, nuts, such as walnuts and almonds, leafy greens, including spinach and kale, fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, fruit, including blueberries and oranges”
On the other hand, “avoid eating foods that aggravate inflammation, including fried foods, including French fries, white bread, pastry, and other foods that contain refined carbohydrates, soda and sugary drinks, red meat, margarine and lard”
Our body weakens with age, and as the function of the organs and body parts reduces, we start experiencing pain.
Joint pain and muscle aches are among the most common issues that result from aging, as their main cause, but they can also be caused by numerous other factors as well, such as physical activity, and sports. This pain can be debilitating, extremely intense, and very difficult to treat.
“A joint is the connection between two bones. Joints and their surrounding structures allow you to bend your elbows and knees, wiggle your hips, bend your back, turn your head, and wave your fingers to say bye-bye.
Smooth tissue called cartilage and synovium and a lubricant called synovial fluid cushion the joints so bones do not rub together. But increasing age, injury, or carrying too much weight can wear and tear your cartilage. This can lead to a reaction that can damage your joints and lead to arthritis.
The best way to care for your joints is to keep them and your muscles, ligaments, and bones strong and stable. “
Jasper Sidhu, DC, a popular Toronto chiropractor, adds:
“Ligaments are important fibrous body tissues that connect bones together. Strengthening your ligaments will help increase your overall body strength by giving bones and muscles a solid foundation to work from. “
The following natural drink will strengthen the joints, ligaments, and cartilages, and help you soothe the pain:
* 2 cups of chopped pineapple
* 1 cup of chia seeds
* 3 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin
* 1 cup of natural orange juice
* 1 teaspoon of organic honey
* 8 ounces of crushed sweet almonds
* 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
* 8 ounces of water
Mix all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Drink a glass of the remedy twice daily, once on an empty stomach in the morning, and another one in the afternoon. Repeat daily for 15 days, and the pain will be over soon!
Here, we’re also going to present you 5 foods that will improve the condition of your joints. Take them often and you won’t feel any pain!
Additionally, the following foods will strengthen your ligaments and joints:
1. Water – The synovial fluid fills the joints and serves to reduce the friction between the cartilage and the other tissues. The consumption of water improves the condition of the joints and this fluid, so make sure you drink at least 2 liters of water daily.
2. Foods rich in vitamin C – Foods like oranges, raw peppers, parsley, strawberry, papaya, pineapples, kiwi, tomato, and broccoli, fight inflammation in the body and improve the state of our cartilage and joints.
3. Allium vegetables: Onions, garlic, leeks, etc. are rich in sulfur, which supports the collagen production, and helps the formation of the tendons, bones, ligaments, and cartilage.
4. Meats and derivatives – These foods are rich in protein and amino acids, that help us synthesize the cartilage. Moreover, the high amounts of iron and zinc repair injuries.
5. Bluefish – Bluefish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that fight inflammation and improve the health of the joints and ligaments.
Additionally, make sure you control your body weight in order to prevent injuries. According to The Nest:
“Lose excess weight to reduce the stress placed on ligaments and joints and to prevent injury. A study published in “Arthritis & Rheumatism” found that each pound loss led to a reduction in knee load equaling 4,800 pounds per mile walked, meaning weight loss takes a significant amount of pressure off your joints.
Perform moderate exercises such as cycling, walking, and water aerobics to strengthen the joints and ligaments. MayoClinic.com reports that exercise builds strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain and helps fight fatigue.
Lift weights to strengthen the surrounding bones and muscles that support the joints. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests at least 20 minutes of strength training for all major muscle groups two times per week.”
You should also optimize your levels of vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, in order to strengthen the bones.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
The lymphatic system is one of the numerous systems that work together in the body and sustain our life, provide energy, and ensure our health. Its role is very important for our entire health, as it transports lymph throughout the body, which is the fluid that contains infection-fighting white blood cells.
There are hundreds of lymph nodes in the body, as the lymphatic system is actually a network of organs and tissues that eliminate toxins, waste, and unwanted matter from the body. Thus, the spleen, tonsils, adenoids, and thymus are all part of it.
When clogged, the function of the lymphatic system is endangered, and these are the most common signs:
1. Poor circulation
3. Soreness in the morning
5. Swollen fingers
7. Brain fog
In such a case, you need to drain the lymph nodes and improve your overall health:
* Eat a diet rich in veggies and fruits
* Drink plenty of water
* Avoid sweets and sugary drinks as they overwork the system
* Start exercising regularly
* Perform a lymphatic cleanse
This is one of the most powerful lymph node drainage techniques:
* Gather organic vegetables, including beets, zucchini, broccoli, parsley, spinach, lettuce, turnip greens, cabbage, lettuce, celery, carrots, and wash them well.
* In a stock pot, pour a couple gallons of filtered water, and cook the vegetables on low heat for 2 hours, while the pot is covered with a lid. Remove from heat, drain the liquid from the veggies, and store them in the fridge for later use.
* Then, drink three 8 oz. glasses of the vegetable broth twice daily, before your lunch and dinner.
* In the next two days, drink three 8 oz. glasses of it, before your breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
* You can eat the vegetables from the broth on the third day as well.
After these three days, your health will significantly improve!
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an essential vitamin that strengthens the immune system and prevents sickness and serious health problems.
Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine published a study that reviewed more than 100 studies over 10 years and compiled a growing list of benefits of vitamin C. The study researcher Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan, said:
“Vitamin C has received a great deal of attention, and with good reason. Higher blood levels of vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health. The more we study vitamin C, the better our understanding of how diverse it is in protecting our health, from cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, eye health [and] immunity to living longer.”
According to Andrew W. Saul:
“Vitamin C is the world’s best natural antibiotic, antiviral, antitoxin and antihistamine…”
Therefore, its deficiency in the body can poses serious health risks. These are the early signs that indicate that your body is low in this vitamin:
1. Susceptibility to colds and flu
Vitamin C supports the production of white blood cells that destroy virus and bacteria and acts as a powerful antioxidant that prevents infections. Its reduced levels might make you prone to the flu virus, common colds, or strep throat infection.
The lack of vitamin C in the body weakens capillaries, so a proneness to bruising can be another early sign of this issue.
Regular vitamin C intake strengthens the capillaries, but the inadequate levels of this nutrient might cause nosebleeds since the nose is lined with several of such small blood vessels closer to the skin’s surface.
4. Painful, swollen joints
Low vitamin C levels raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, which causes swellings and intense pain in the joints.
5. Dry, rough, red skin
As vitamin C is needed to synthesize with the skin’s collagen, its lack causes the development of skin issues, as well as a skin condition called keratosis pilaris, characterized by rough patches or tiny bumps on the thighs, buttocks, upper arms, and cheeks.
6. Slow healing of wounds
Vitamin C helps the connective tissues to bind with the wound and is crucial in the repair of tissues, so if your wounds take much time to heal, your body might have low levels of it.
7. Fatigue and anxiety
If you feel constantly tired and anxious, it might be a result of the low vitamin C levels in the body, as studies have shown that vitamin C deficiency has psychological links as well.
8.Swollen and bleeding gums
Vitamin C is needed for the health of the teeth and gums as it strengthens the epithelium tissue, that acts as a barrier against bacteria that lead to dental diseases. Therefore, its low levels lead to inflammation, bleeding, and swellings of the gum, as well as periodontitis, and gum infections.
9. Dry hair and split ends
The body directs vitamin C to the most important tissues and organs first, so low vitamin C levels lead to dry hair and split ends, and even hair loss and slow hair growth.
The best way to optimize the levels of vitamin C is to consume foods rich in it. The foods richest in vitamin C are citrus fruits, white potatoes, green peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, and sweet potatoes, as well as cabbage, red peppers, raspberries, dark leafy greens, cantaloupe, papaya, mango, cauliflower, blueberries, winter squash, watermelon, brussels sprouts, and pineapples.
The American Dietetic Association spokeswoman Dee Sandquist, RD, advises:
“Strive to eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily, because you will get a healthy dose of vitamin C along with an abundance of other vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that are good for disease prevention and overall health.”
In order to remain healthy, we need to eliminate all toxins that tend to accumulate in our body.
Our body contains many glands and organs, whose role is to get rid of toxins, and their system is called the lymphatic system. However, it can be easily clogged, and thus cause various health issues.
This system is vital for our immune system and consists of the spleen, the tonsils, the thymus gland, lymph nodes, and other glands. Its roles include:
* Elimination of the interstitial fluid from a tissue
* Transport of white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones
* Absorption and transport of fatty acids and fats from the digestive system
* Transport of antigen-presenting cells (APCs), like dendritic cells, to the lymph nodes
* Its function can be impeded due to physical inactivity, processed foods intake, and nutritional deficiencies.
The following conditions indicate that your lymphatic system needs detoxification:
* Excess weight
* Digestive disorders
* Sinus infections
* Chronic fatigue
* Unexplained injuries
* Skin conditions
* Frequent headaches
According to Jillian Levy, CHHC, the lymphatic system “is a critical part of the immune system, vital for protecting us from illness and damaging, disease-causing inflammation. Essentially, the lymphatic system is the body’s inner “drainage system,” a network of blood vessels and lymph nodes that carry fluids from tissues around the body into the blood and vice versa.
The lymphatic system has the primary role of protecting the body against outside threats — such as infections, bacteria, and cancer cells — while helping keep fluid levels in balance.
The best way to protect the complex series of crisscrossing lymphatic vessels and “nodes” that span almost the entire body (everyone except for the central nervous system) is to eat a healing diet, exercise and take steps to detoxify the body naturally.”
Take a look at the following natural ways to cleanse the lymphatic system and ensure a healthy lymph flow:
1. Clean water
To ensure a healthy flow of the lymph, drink up to half your body weight in ounces of water daily.
2. Foods that stimulate lymph flow
Raw foods rich in nutrients improve the healthy function of the lymphatic system, such as almonds, cranberries, walnuts, garlic, green leafy veggies, low-sugar fruits, avocados, chia seeds, and Brazil nuts.
Regular exercise is crucial for a healthy lymphatic system. The most stimulating exercise for the lymphatic system is rebounding on a small trampoline.
“Any type of regular exercise and movement (such as simply walking more) is good for keeping lymph fluid flowing, but some exercise seems to be particularly beneficial, including yoga (which twists the body and helps fluid drain), high-intensity interval training (also called HIIT workouts, which is great for improving circulation) or “rebounding.“
Rebounding is growing in popularity and involves jumping a small trampoline that you can keep inside your house. It only takes up a few feet, and just five to 10 minutes of jumping daily can really get your heart rate up and help keep your lymphatic system running smoothly.”
4. Alternative treatments
One of the most powerful ways to detoxify the lymphatic system is the procedure of lymphatic drainage with Lymph-Biologics, as it stimulates the circulation of fluids, toxins, lymph, and fat. Another effective treatment is acupuncture.
5. Avoid foods that clog the lymphatic system
You should avoid the following foods: sugar, table salt, soy, processed foods, and conventionally raised meat and dairy.
6. Hot and cold showers
The hot water dilates the blood vessels, while the cold water shrivels them, so these effects eliminate the toxic fluids from the body.
7. Breathe deeply
Even though there is 3 times more lymph fluid than blood in the body, there is no organ to pump it, so deep breathing helps the lymphatic system to transport the toxins into the blood before they are cleansed by the liver.
8. Dry brushing
To stimulate the flow of lymph, brush the dry skin in a circular motion for 10 minutes using a bristle brush. Take a shower afterward.
9. Herbal teas
Herbal teas support a healthy lymphatic system, so make sure you drink cilantro, poke root, Echinacea, astragalus, goldenseal, and wild indigo root tea.
10. Avoid tight clothes
Tight clothes reduce the circulation and clog the lymphatic system, which can cause an accumulation of toxins.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Garlic is recognized in many places around the world for its various benefits, and due to them, it has been used as a healing food for centuries.
The consumption of garlic on an empty stomach can be viewed from different perspectives, and opinions on the subject differ. You can often hear people say that it is a grandmother’s home recipe that has very little effect.
Undoubtedly, the consumption of garlic on an empty stomach makes it a powerful antibiotic, as shown in many studies. It is more effective when you eat it before breakfast, since bacteria is exposed and cannot defend itself from succumbing to its power.
This article will list the most important benefits of garlic:
* Garlic is an effective method for many stomach problems: as it stimulates digestion and appetite.
* Many people who suffer from hypertension have found garlic to be a relief to this disease’s symptoms. Besides being effective for circulation, it also prevents heart problems and aids in proper functioning of the liver and bladder.
* Some people claim that by consuming garlic on an empty stomach, one can effectively alleviate nerve problems.
* It is effective for stomach problems, like diarrhea as well.
Garlic also plays a role in controlling stress, as it prevents stomach acid that is usually produced when you get nervous.
* Garlic is considered to be one of the most powerful foods to help detoxify the body in alternative medicine.
-Alternative medicine experts insist that garlic is so powerful that it can eliminate parasites and worms, and prevent diseases like typhus, diabetes, depression, and some types of cancer.
- Garlic also cures hemorrhoids, constipation, and earaches. For earaches, take out a little bit of juice from the garlic clove and put one or two drops in the ear in pain. In the case of constipation and hemorrhoids, boil water with a good amount of garlic and put the infusion in a container that will allow you to breath in its vapors, until the water gets cold.
-Garlic is also extremely useful in cases of respiratory diseases. Namely, it is truly amazing for preventing and curing tuberculosis, pneumonia, catarrhs, bronchitis, chronic bronchial catarrhs, lung congestion, asthma, and whooping cough.
Prepare a garlic extract for chronic bronchitis: put 40 grams of well washed garlic cut into small pieces and 100 grams of 90 proof alcohol into a bottle, let it soak for five or six days and then strain. Drink a cup of this infusion every day.
You can use the same preparation for catarrhs and asthma. In this case, drink 15-30 drops in a little bit of hot water, and you can add only a little bit of mint for better smell.
In case of tuberculosis, eat an entire bulb of garlic a day. Divide it in various portions that can be consumed in any way. It is better for garlic to be raw or lightly browned in the oven. You can also make a sauce with egg yolk and oil. In this case, you have to avoid boiling the liquid because you will lose a lot of its medicinal properties.
If you have any type of bronchial disease, you can make a special infusion and drink three tablespoons of it a day. You will only need 200 grams of garlic, 700 grams of refined sugar, and 1000 grams of water. Boil the water with garlic and then add the sugar.
You can also use garlic for external applications, like a poultice over your abdomen to relieve some colds.
* A small amount of garlic can help fight warts: they will fall off painlessly.
* Some people use it to fight tooth pain by placing a little bit on the tooth that hurts.
* It is also possible to apply it to stings from poisonous animals.
* Nevertheless, the best thing you can do before you start a garlic treatment is to consult your doctor.
Note that individuals who are allergic to garlic should take two very important things into account: they shouldn’t eat it raw, and they should immediately stop consuming it if they get an outbreak on your skin, an increase in temperature, or a headache.
Also, some studies have also shown that garlic can cause side- effects in people that take medicines for HIV/AIDS..
In addition, if the smell of garlic is simply unbearable for you, we recommend that you take natural supplements that are found in pill form, in order to continue enjoying its benefits.
There are countless properties of garlic and benefits that it provides to the health of those who eat it frequently and regularly. You can get all of the medicinal properties of this healing food everyday, making your life healthier naturally.
Fish provide us with omega-3 fatty acids that are crucial for brain development and they reduce inflammatory processes in the cardiovascular system and essential systems of the body.
Newest research showed that two servings of fatty fish can protect you from breast cancer. Namely, the chances of breast cancer can be reduced by 14 percent by consuming salmon at least twice a week, according to a new Chinese study published in the British Medical Journal.
Yet, what you need to take care of is to purchase organic whenever possible or at the very least wild salmon, since there are now many forms of GMO and conventionally farmed salmon fed GMO grains.
EPA and DHA — are primarily found in certain fish and one of the most efficient ways to consume Omega 3’s. However, researchers claim that even in wealthy countries, 9 out of 10 children and two thirds of adults never consume oily fish.
The research included 80,000 participants were included and more than 20,000 people affected by breast cancer from 26 studies of Asia, the United States and Europe.
The latest study shows that only 0.1 percent more energy or 0.1 additional grams per day that comes from omega-3 fatty acids leads to a 5 percent lower risk of cancer.
In order to achieve that, every woman should eat 2 servings of oily fish such as salmon, sardines or mackerel weekly. White fish such as cod, can also be consumed wince it is also healthy, but contain less omega-3 fatty acids.
Due to their high consumption of fish, women in Asia have some of the lowest risks of breast cancer. Another omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds.
Sujatha Rajaram, PhD, associate professor in the Dept of Nutrition at Loma Linda University says that while most of the literature about the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3s is about EPA/DHA, there is some evidence that ALA has heart health benefits beyond its impact via the conversion to EPA and DHA.