Health and Nutrition
The shell of an egg is such a common product that is readily discarded as useless. We don't view it as anything beneficial to our household. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception because it is not only beneficial as a nutritionally dense food, but It can be used for several purposes.
Unfortunately, many mothers think that it is enough to breastfeed her child the first month or two, then you can move on to formula. I just want to shout to these mothers not to do it. No artificial formula will be able to replace breast milk or imitate its composition or taste, nor can it offer the psycho-emotional security every child experiences while breastfeeding.
Why you should eat red meat In the first part of this series of articles we looked at the history of how red meat got a bad reputation and how research has never really proved that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol cause heart disease, diabetes, or obesity. The latest study found that eating red meat from an early age will help supply people with recommended levels of vitamin and mineral intake. Red meat nutrients plays a key role in immune and cognitive health. Meat is a great source of protein, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, and B vitamins (especially B1, B3, B6, and B12). In the light of this, why do we still follow the modern nutritional guidelines and avoid these nutrients? Let's look at some of the health benefits of red meat.
For some it might come as a surprise to hear that eating red meat does a body good. After all, we are told by many doctors that we need to cut down on meat consumption in order to prevent high cholesterol levels (which is a fallacy on its own, but that's another topic for a later discussion). Red meat and all saturated fats have become villains.
Fortunately, St. John's wort has become very popular in cosmetology due to the tanning substances contained in it, which act as an astringent, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. The herb (St. John's wort) contains a variety of biologically active compounds (tannins, resin, coloring agents, flavonoids, beta carotene, etc.) and has multilateral healing properties.
You can prepare various natural masks and creams with St. John Wort at home which will clean, moisturize, rejuvenate, and simply make your skin beautiful.
St. John's wort has earned recognition among a huge number of people. The name of the plant is contributed to fact that it's peak bloom season is around June 24, which is the day when John the Baptist's birthday is celebrated. Many healing properties are attributed to this plant. St. John's wort regulates metabolism and also has a diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect. It has a astringent and purifying effect. St. John's Wort also stimulates heart contractions and contributes to the restoration of nervous tissue.
A common spice in the kitchen, Bay leaf, hasn't always been a culinary product. It is the leaf of the warrior and the winner because for centuries Bay leafs have been used to make wreaths to crown the winners. It was much later when Bay leaf first entered the culinary and beauty world. The various medicinal properties of bay leaf make it ideal to use it for home remedies such as masks, lotions, tonics and other applications.
For centuries oysters have been regarded as a favorite exotic dish. They can be eaten raw or cooked. Those who consider oysters as a powerful aphrodisiac are not far from the truth... there is a lot of zinc in oysters (a mineral that stimulates the production of testosterone). Zinc, in combination with other minerals and amino acids, makes oysters one of the healthiest seafood. Oysters are valued not only for their taste, but also for their unprecedented useful properties.
What are the benefits of oysters?
You have probably heard about the tremendous health benefits of kefir. It is a very valuable product for our body not only inside, but also outside - for our skin. It helps rejuvenate our skin and get rid of some of the problems associated with acne, redness and inflammation of the skin. A Kefir mask for the face will help recover and regulate the acid/alkaline balance in the skin cells of the face (due to the useful lactobacilli in kefir).
Chamomile tea, which is brewed from dried chamomile flower heads, is a natural remedy for stress; it calms and normalizes the nervous system. Tea is beneficial not only for adults, but also children, for whom it is recommended to drink chamomile tea before bed because of its relaxing and soothing properties. Chamomile tea has other useful properties which have been repeatedly proven in the course of epidemiological studies.
One of the most recognizable symbol from Easter is the Easter egg. And this is no accident. Since ancient times, the egg is a symbol of new life, a symbol of spring and fertility. Even in Ancient Persia people gave each other eggs during the days of the vernal equinox, which fell into the beginning of the new year. Painting eggs can be a lot of fun for the whole family. You don't need to buy commercial food coloring when you can use all natural methods.
Scientists now call fermented products the "food of the future". But these products have been known for a long time (Eastern kimchi, spicy dishes with sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, Russian beet kvass). Such dishes protect against disease as they contain nutrients, antibacterial and antiviral substances. Fermented products normalize digestion: lactobacteria excrete nutrients, including vitamins B and K.
Did you know that eating a whole head of garlic a day does miracles for your body? It stimulates the immune system and normalizes your gut flora. Growing up in Russia, from an early age, I learned that garlic was to be my first aid choice whether I was getting sick or just as a preventive measure. Nobody ever questioned its powers. Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic. It kills a very large number of different bacteria.
For thousands of years ashwagandha has been known and used as a plant with a strong antiaging effect. Being a natural adaptogenic, it contributes to the adaptation of the organism to a sharp change of climate, to adverse geophysical and meteorological influences. Ashwagandha is a powerful antiaging tonic and has long been used in Ayurveda for the rejuvenation of the entire body.
Celery is often used in traditional medicine for the prevention and treatment of many diseases due to its medicinal and healing properties. In Europe, celery appeared in the XVIII century. The emergence of celery in Europe immediately was associated with all sorts of prejudices. The Romans and Greeks considered celery a sacred plant. The Egyptians considered it a symbol of sorrow and death.
Ashwagandha is considered to be the main plant used in the Ayurvedic system of healing (which has been practiced in India for over 2000 years). This is the best rejuvenating plant for the muscles, bone marrow and reproductive system. It is very beneficial to the immune system. Ashwagandha is widely used in traditional Indian medicine for the treatment of mental disorders and is one of the most powerful tonic herbs (which supplies energy to your body). In traditional medicine the entire ashwagandha plant is used, leaves, roots, bark, fruit, seeds... but the greatest therapeutic effect is from the root of this plant.
Black Currant is a nutrient superstar
Black currant is one of the most popular berries in Europe. It not only has a magnificent taste, but is also very beneficial for your health. Due to its healing properties, it is often used in natural medicine for healing and preventive purposes. Black currant surpasses all other berries in the number of vitamins, minerals and other useful substances. Studies have discovered that black currant berries have the ability to help prevent diabetes.
Strength Training and Cardio Exercises for Weight Loss
The type of physical training one chooses is a matter of personal choice and depends on individual goals and objectives. Strength training and cardio exercises have their own characteristics and thus different effects on the body. If your goal is to loose weight, then you need to understand how each of these methods impact your body.
10 Healing properties of dill
Traditional medicine has always valued dill for its beneficial properties. Dill is a medicinal plant whose seeds, leaves, and twigs equally possess healing properties. Along with the tart taste and delicious aroma, dill possesses such substances as flavonoids, monoterpenes (they are able to fight cancerous tumors), amino acids, and minerals. So what exactly are the healing properties of dill?
Shiitake mushroom - a remedy for many diseases
Shiitake mushrooms - a remedy for many diseases The Japanese and Chinese both consider a shiitake mushroom the king of all mushrooms. They call it a "mushroom of the emperor". This is no accident. Shiitake mushrooms have long been regarded as the best means for activating the inner life force, circulating in the human body. Shiitake mushroom provides many health benefits and is a remedy for many diseases.
Olives make a healthy snack
Have you ever thought about adding olives to your diet? The truth is olives make a great healthy snack. Olives contain a lot of vitamins and macro/micro elements which do wonders to our body. Additionally, olives contain a large amount of fatty acids and antioxidants, including lutein, a potent antioxidant that neutralizes the action of free radicals and protects our body from aging.
The importance of buying organic pastured chicken
As consumers and health conscious eaters we face many choices when it comes to food. By now we know the importance of buying organic produce, grass fed meat, and wild caught sea food. It is no different when it comes to chicken - it is important to buy organic and pastured. If you just look at the back of all natural chicken and compare it to organic, you will see that the only difference may be the word "organic".
How to deal with dry hair and dandruff naturally
In recent years, more and more women complain not about the oiliness of their hair, but its dryness. Dry hair is not only associated with age (it is known that after 40 hair becomes drier and lifeless), but most likely with air pollution, an abundance of chemical styling products, hair coloring, perms, etc. Dandruff forms when yeast grows on the scalp which makes it itchy and flaky.
Modern baby advice has it all wrong
Modern specialists have strayed away from the age old wisdom of traditional societies by advising against foods that had been considered essential in pregnant women and babies. These foods include seafood, animal fats, butter from grass fed cows, organ meats and eggs. With no valuable science behind it, they are robbing our children of vital nutrition.
Thyme fight acne naturally
Scientists from the University of Leeds in England found that the infusion of thyme, which many consider a essential cooking spice, actually fights acne better than popular products sold in beauty departments. Acne is caused by a bacterium called Propionibacterium which forms pimples by infecting skin pores. Essential oils in thyme are able to kill this bacteria.
Raw milk benefits
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth drinks raw milk? According to some reports, she loves raw milk so much that when her grandchildren, Princes William and Harry studied at Eton, she asked one of the herdsmen to deliver raw milk from her Windsor herd to her grandchildren.
How to enhance breasts naturally
There are many natural methods that are used all over the world by women to enhance their breasts. Many still follow their grandmothers' advice to eat cabbage, raw dough or yeast in order for their breast to grow faster. But this method can only be used by young girls, whose breasts are still growing and forming. This method also requires caution, because some of the listed remedies will increase not only the bust but the entire body as well.
Episilk BAS serum is the most unique all natural serum available that contains a powerful combination of Hyaluronic Acid and Argireline that together combine a one two punch for reducing facial wrinkles. Each of these vital ingredients is independently recognized by dermatologists and skin care professionals as safe and natural alternatives to Botox injections or cosmetic skin procedures. Key Features of Hyaluronic Acid Recognized as a powerful Humectant (moisturizer) due to it's ability to bind up to 1000 times it weight in water. Present in the deep layers of the skin providing elastic support and nourishment to collagen. Provides the volume form and lift that our skin needs. Key Features of Argireline Argireline gently relaxes the facial muscles releasing tension which allows the skin to soften and smooth removing the appearance of wrinkles. Scientifically proven effective in reducing wrinkles.
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic Kampuku Bar Soap
Customer review: For years, I have suffered from moderate acne breakouts and I have tried a lot of different products. None of them helped with the breakouts. Probably because the majority of acne products and soaps on the market have some kind of anti-bacterial formula in them, and that's not going to help you if your acne *isn't* caused by bacteria.
I bought Dr. Ohhira's kampuku soap on a whim of desperation and didn't really expect it to work. Boy... was I wrong! I've been using this soap for about my month. My skin is clearer. It feels CLEAN. There is no odor and it doesn't leave this film on your skin. And it's done a lot for my acne. The acne isn't completely gone (yet!), but it keeps getting better every day. Best of all? It's prevented more acne from appearing. You can feel the soap closing the pores on your face and keeping the moisture in. I just cannot stop saying good things about this soap. If you have skin problems of any kind, try this soap. Come on. I dare you!
Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride set up The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998. As a parent of a child diagnosed with learning difficulties, she was acutely aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families. She realized that nutrition played a critical role in helping children and adults to overcome their disabilities, and has pioneered the use of probiotics in this field. Her willingness to share her knowledge has resulted in her contributing to many publications, as well as presenting at numerous seminars and conferences on the subjects of learning disabilities and digestive disorders.
Los Angeles County now targeting low-income, uninsured residents with 'free' vaccine jabs
A media-induced panic has apparently set in across Los Angeles following the recent death of a West Hollywood lawyer due to bacterial meningitis. According to reports, both the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Los Angeles County are now busy jabbing as many local residents as possible for the condition, including low-income and uninsured residents who are among the primary targets for the "free" vaccine.
But just like with most other mass vaccination campaigns, those submitting to meningitis shots throughout LA Country are likely not being informed about the serious side effects that could emerge as a result of being injected. The bacterial meningitis vaccine has been linked to causing Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and various other forms of neurological damage.
From Natural News
Roundworm Quells Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, have shown in a mouse model that infection with nematodes (also known as roundworms) can not only combat obesity but ameliorate related metabolic disorders. Their research is published ahead of print online in the journal Infection and Immunity.
From Science Daily
40 percent of parents give young kids cough/cold medicine that they shouldn't
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Children can get five to 10 colds each year, so it's not surprising that adults often turn to over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to relieve their little ones' symptoms. But a new University of Michigan poll shows that many are giving young kids medicines that they should not use.
More than 40 percent of parents reported giving their children under age 4 cough medicine or multi-symptom cough and cold medicine, according to the latest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Twenty-five percent gave those children decongestants.
Forget Filling Cavities: Regrow Your Teeth Instead
(NaturalNews) If you've got a cavity, maybe you want to try regrowing your own teeth before heading for a filling. Our bodies are constantly renewing themselves and although it isn't commonly known, we can regrow our teeth too. In fact, regrowing our teeth is highly preferable to having them filled because most fillings these days either contain mercury (a known toxin that damages the brain and nervous system) or are estrogenic (white fillings release estrogen and contribute to hormonal problems.)
AP: Drugs found in drinking water
A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows. To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe.
From USA Today
Just one dose of coconut oil can tremendously boost brain function and cognitive performance
(NaturalNews) It's amazing how coconut oil has recently been acknowledged for the healthy oil that it is after having been vilified for decades as a heart attack oil. Now it's been discovered to boost even brain health.
Defaming coconut oil saturated fat was part of the 1950s creation of low and no fat foods, margarine, and hydrogenated trans-fatty cooking and salad oils, which have recently been proven as actually detrimental to overall health.
From Natural News
Trader Joe's eliminated GMOs from its private-label products back in 2001 - what's taking Whole Foods so long?
In the wake of the recent announcement by Whole Foods Market that the retailer will require the labeling of all foods containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in its stores by 2018, many in the natural health community are now wondering, why the long wait? Whole Foods' reluctance to adopt truth-in-labeling standards in a more timely fashion illustrates that the company's priorities are somewhat muddled, especially since one of its major competitors, Trader Joe's, completely removed GMOs from its product line more than a decade ago without issue.
From Natural News
How Sitting Too Much Is Making Us Sick and Fat -- And What to Do About It
There's no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we've had to exert ourselves -- often quite strenuously -- to get food, find shelter and simply survive. We naturally spent a lot of time outdoors in the sun, walking, hunting, gathering, and performing various other physically-oriented tasks. We had no concept of this as "exercise" or "working out." It was just life.
Americans who received swine flu vaccines are at risk for paralysis disorders
(NaturalNews) The federal government has once again been exposed for lying about the safety of the infamous swine flu vaccine, also known as H1N1. According to a new study published in the journal The Lancet, people who received the swine flu vaccine during the 2009-2010 pandemic hoax were at an elevated risk of developing a potentially-deadly paralysis disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome, or GBS.
From Natural News
Babies Born by C-Section at Risk of Developing Allergies
For expectant moms who may contemplate the pros and cons of natural child birth or Caesarian section, a Henry Ford Hospital study suggests that C-section babies are susceptible to developing allergies by age two.
Researchers found that babies born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies than babies born naturally when exposed to high levels of common allergens in the home such as those from dogs, cats and dust mites.
From Science Daily
Shock study: Chemotherapy can backfire, make cancer worse by triggering tumor growth
Scientists found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B, which boosts cancer cell survival. 'The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected," said Peter Nelson, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Long considered the most effective cancer-fighting treatment, chemotherapy may actually make cancer worse, according to a shocking new study.
The extremely aggressive therapy, which kills both cancerous and healthy cells indiscriminately, can cause healthy cells to secrete a protein that sustains tumor growth and resistance to further treatment.
From NY Daily News
Whole Foods (WFM) Plans to Label All Products Disclosing GMOs by FY18
Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM) announced at Natural Products Expo West that, by 2018, all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores must be labeled to indicate whether they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It is the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency.
"We are putting a stake in the ground on GMO labeling to support the consumer's right to know," said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. "The prevalence of GMOs in the U.S. paired with nonexistent mandatory labeling makes it very difficult to select non-GMO products. We are increasing our support of organic, and we are working with our supplier partners to grow our non-GMO supply chain to ensure we can continue to provide these choices in the future."
From Street Insider
Problems With Identifying Meat? The Answer Is to Check the Barcode
Want to know what you are eating? DNA barcodes can be used to identify even very closely related species, finds an article published in BioMed Central's open access journal Investigative Genetics. Results from the study show that the labelling of game meat in South Africa is very poor with different species being substituted almost 80% of the time.
From Science Daily