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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lemon Peel Heals Joints: Recipe After Which You Will Wake Up Without Pains

Team - 7:18 AM

by Natural Health Care For You

Lemon is rightfully called super food because it contains vitamin C, A, B1, B6, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. It protects against many diseases and health conditions, has positive effect on the intestines, stomach, liver and the immune system.

If you consume lemon on a regular basis you will be able to prevent many diseases and health conditions such as flu, laryngitis, bacterial infections and high blood pressure. According to newest researches it can also contribute in the fight against cancer.

As you can see, you can use this fruit for many purposes, including healing your painful joints. We are about to present to you a recipe which will help you to relieve pains in the joints in the arms and legs.


Put rind of two lemons in a jar and fill the jar with olive oil. Close the jar and let it stand still for 2 weeks. When the remedy is ready for usage, put some of the olive oil onto clean gauze and place the gauze onto the affected area. Put a plastic bag over the gauze and a wool scarf over the bag. Do this procedure in the evening because the best way to heal your joints is to let this coating to act overnight.


Friday, December 19, 2014

7 Ways Honey Naturally FIXES Your Life

HealthyAeon - 1:56 AM
by The Alternative Daily

While September is National Honey Month, it has so many uses, you may want to devote an entire year, or even a lifetime to this bee-made product. Americans are said to consume 1.5 pounds of honey per person each year, and there are more than 300 types in the U.S. available alone. But, unfortunately, most people use the processed stuff which does more harm than good. In order to reap honey’s many benefits, it’s best to choose a local source in its raw form. Research has found that the majority of supermarket and drugstore jars, contain no pollen whatsoever, which means that they were so highly processed and filtered, that the honey really isn’t actually honey. When you look for your next jar, you’ll want to be sure that it’s the real thing.

The chances of getting real honey that contains pollen is greater by purchasing certified organic honey, though buying real, local honey is the best way to reap its benefits and to protect the health of your family.

Some local producers process their own, so that’s a good way to know that you’re getting a genuine product. Not only is it worth the little extra you’ll pay just for the peace of mind knowing that it’s actually honey and doesn’t contain artificial junk or has been contaminated, you’ll enjoy the greatest amount of medicinal properties with honey that’s loaded with pollen and contains valuable enzymes along with antioxidants.


Once you’ve got the real McCoy, here are seven surprising uses it.

Cleaning wounds. Honey offers natural antimicrobial properties – that’s why it lasts so long. So long, in fact, that it’s even been found unspoiled in ancient tombs in Egypt. You can dab it onto a minor burn or cut, lightly covering the wound like an antibiotic ointment. If you think that sounds far-fetched, consider that scientists are actually using honey as a potential future source of antibacterial proteins, according to research published in the FASEB Journal which explained how honey kills off bacteria.

Hair conditioner. Honey makes for a great natural conditioner. Just mix together one-half cup of honey with one-quarter cup olive oil. You can warm the mixture slightly if you’d like. Apply it to your hair and then allow it to soak in by wrapping your hair in a towel and then rinse, preferably with cool water.

Natural cough syrup. You can make a very effective, tasty natural cough syrup using the following ingredients: 1 quarter of filtered water, ¼ cup fresh ginger root, ¼ cup marshmallow root, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice and 1 cup honey. Pour the water into a saucepan and add the dried herbs. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until the volume is reduced by about half. Pour through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove herbs. While the liquid is still warm, but not boiling, mix in the lemon juice and honey. Stir well and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Sweet lip balm. A natural lip balm made from honey not only tastes sweet, it helps to heal cracked lips. Mix one part of warm, recently-melted beeswax to three parts olive oil. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey to the mixture. Once the mixture has set, it’s ready to use.

A soothing bath. The same qualities that make honey good for your hair also makes it good for your skin. It’s a great way to keep your skin naturally soft and clean. Just add 2 tablespoons of honey to a cup of hot water and let it dissolve. Add 2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil, and then pour the mixture into your bath.

Relieve a hangover. Honey is acclaimed by science for its ability to help the body quickly break down the alcohol you consumed, and are probably regretting the next morning. Because of its antioxidant properties, honey is said to neutralize the toxins created by consuming alcohol. The fructose in honey is thought to be the essential compound that helps the body break down alcohol into harmless by-products.

Clearing your complexion. Honey diluted with water can help to clear your complexion by using it as a facewash. It’s also well-known for treating acne and other skin conditions. Stubborn acne can even be cleared just by dabbing on a small bit of honey. The best way to eliminate it is to dab honey onto a pimple and then place a band-aid over that. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes before removing. With so many uses, you might even want to store a gallon of raw honey in your family’s emergency supplies!

Article sources:

http://www.thealternativedaily.com/is-your-favorite-brand-of-honey-real-or-an-impostor
http://www.thealternativedaily.com/from-the-hive-to-healing-the-power-of-raw-honey
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100630111037.htm
http://wellnessmama.com/7969/herbal-cough-syrup
http://naturalsociety.com/honey-cure-holiday-hangover
http://www.naturalnews.com/046051_honey_skin_cleanser_moisturizer.html
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/13-surprising-uses-for-honey.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anna-brones/20-unusual-uses-for-honey_b_949475.html

How Diet Sodas Mess With Your Brain

HealthyAeon - 1:56 AM
by Mike Barrett
Natural Society

We have known for some time that drinking sodas can lead to an almost infinite amount of health complications, but what about diet soda? Actually, diet soda is not at all a healthful alternative to soda, as the artificial sweeteners added to the beverages can also cause all sorts of problems. What’s more, these artificial sweeteners mess with your brain in numerous ways – often even causing you to consume more than you normally would.

Numerous studies have drawn a link between various illnesses and diet sodas – or at least with the artificial sweeteners. Research has found that drinking these beverages can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, and even obesity – a primary issue many are trying to avoid by choosing the drink. So is diet soda bad for you? You bet.


One of those studies, from Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science further, investigated the correlation between artificial sweeteners, and weight gain and diabetes. The study, published in the scientific journal Nature, had some compelling findings that may explain the previous contradicting results:


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Traditions to Start with Your Kids This Year

Team - 6:21 AM
Christmas is a wonderful time of year to give back to others, have fun, and make lifelong memories. Every family seems to have their own traditions during this time of year – their own way of having fun and making memories.

Here are a few of our favorite holiday traditions to consider teaching your children this Christmas.

Christmas countdown. Purchase or make a calendar that starts on the first of December. One with a pocket behind the dates works great. Behind each date, place a small goodie for your children. It could be a small toy, a piece of dark chocolate or a little note from Santa. Your little ones will love checking the calendar each day as it gets closer to Christmas.

Visit a tree farm. Instead of putting up a fake tree, or just buying a live one from Wal-Mart, make it a tradition to take your kids to a tree farm. They will love visiting the farm and getting to help pick out their favorite tree.

Make DIY ornaments. Teach your kids how to make fun Christmas tree ornaments. They can craft them with paper, glue, glitter, paint and even clay. Not only will the beautiful handmade ornaments look great on your tree, they also make wonderful gifts for grandparents and other family members.

Bake cookies. Even though it makes a huge mess and may not taste as good as you would like, baking cookies with your kids is a wonderfully fun experience. Not only is it educational when you teach your kids about kitchen safety and baking measurements, its also very enjoyable for your children.


This Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child's Brain

Team - 6:21 AM
If there existed one, simple thing you could do to improve your child's performance every day at school, in addition to their long-term educational and health outcomes, earnings, and family stability, you'd want to do it, right?

Well, believe it or not, this one, simple thing does exist. And it's probably even simpler than you think. The answer? Talk to your children.

Studies have shown that babies need something besides the latest, whiz-bang stroller, interactive toy, or car seat to get a good start to their intellectual, emotional and physical development. They need words — songs, nursery rhymes, casual chitchat, books and bedtime stories. All that babbling you find yourself doing when around an adorable toddler isn't frivolous or silly: it's brain-building. Talking to a baby doesn't just encourage language development specifically. It's essential to brain development overall.




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Another Reason to Avoid Midnight Snacking

Team - 2:27 AM
Researchers have found more evidence that midnight snacking is contributing to weight gain. A new study conducted at the Salk Institute found that it’s not just a high-fat, high-calorie diet that contributes to body weight, but an extended eating time.

The scientists say that confining caloric consumption to an 8- to 12-hour period, like people did just a century ago, could help fight high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.

The study authors demonstrated that predictable times of eating better synchronize the function of hundreds of genes in the body. Their results were published on December 2, 2014 in the journal Cell Metabolism.


Corresponding author Satchidananda Panda, associate professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, stated, “these days, most of the advice is, ‘you have to change nutrition, you have to eat a healthy diet.’ But many people do not have access to healthy diets. So the question is, without access to a healthy diet, can they still practice time-restricted feeding and reap some benefit?”


The Sacred Space of Alone Time

Team - 2:27 AM
By Kathy Custren
omtimes
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” –Joseph Campbell
So–here we are. We find ourselves alone…again. It can be miserable at any time of the year, to be alone, but especially at the holidays…. There is just something to the holiday season that begs for us to be social, giving, and…anything but ‘alone.’ All the gift-giving, carol singing, shopping, and cooking are designed to promote a sense of communal home, and of finding ourselves of cheer and in good company.

Yet, there is a bald honesty to being alone…maybe that is what can make it feel so scary to us. Alone, we are left with our own company…no other distraction to capture our attention…no other person right “there,” from whom we may appreciate any extra information or support. Being alone is a test of not only our resilience, but also our inner friendship and communal peace-and that same measure of both which we hold with the rest of creation. –Are you your own best friend? Let’s take a look.




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Secret Intelligence Of Plants

HealthyAeon - 8:33 AM
by Shelley M. White
Collective Evolution

“Plants have electrical and chemical signaling systems, may possess memory, and exhibit brainy behavior in the absence of brains.” -CONSTRUCTION by Stephen Doyle

The idea that plants possess intelligence worthy of in depth exploration is an idea still largely scoffed at, despite the emergence of research suggesting otherwise. In large part, this is due to the widespread belief that “intelligence” and “brains” are inextricably connected, that the two must coexist to exist at all. The problem with this is our perception of what a “brain” is.

When defining the brain, we fixate too much on the physicals, like that it exists within a skull, and not enough on the invisibles, such as how it functions. Due to this, we believe brains can only exist in lifeforms that have skulls, like humans and animals, to rest in. However, when looking deeper into the characteristics of plants, we begin to find they have impressively elegant mechanisms, ones typically reserved only for those with brains. This, of course, brings us to the regrettably too often overlooked intelligence of plants.


Plants communicate chemically, in a manner which we cannot directly decipher. For example, an insect attack is stimulated and the release of volatile chemicals is instigated when sagebrush leaves are clipped in the spring, resulting in a significant reduction of the extent to which both the clipped plant and the unclipped plants around it suffer.


Selenium in broccoli and garlic boosts immune system, could help fight cancer

HealthyAeon - 8:27 AM
by PF Louis
NaturalNews

Most readers know that broccoli is a good cancer preventative. Not everyone knows that garlic is another good food to help stave off cancer cell reproduction. The compound or trace mineral selenium was isolated as the main cancer fighter, according to the latest research from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

But how selenium fights cancer is rather unusual, and how the researchers discovered this is unique. The immune system is dedicated to removing wastes, damaged cells and pathogenic microbes that shouldn't be in our bodies. But some cancer cells have a unique way of avoiding that, and selenium cracks their protective code by preventing immune system overreactions.

From Professor Soren Skov, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, University of Copenhagen:

You can say that the stimulating molecules over-activate the immune system and cause it to collapse, and we are, of course, interested in blocking this mechanism. We have now shown that certain selenium compounds, which are naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli, effectively block the special immunostimulatory molecule that plays a serious role for aggressive cancers such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukaemia.


This begs the question: If the immune system collapses due to overstimulation from cancer cells, why are poisons used for treatments? According to the good professor Skov, that's what they're working on improving.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Research Shows This One Plant Can Kill Cancer Cells & Treat Diabetes

HealthyAeon - 8:26 AM
by Joe Martino
Collective Evolution

Bitter melon is a fruit that grows abundantly in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Traditionally it has been used to treat diabetes and other more mild diseases or illnesses.

More recently, bitter melon juice was shown to kill pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in mice in a study done by the University of Colorado. Considering the results were seen in both in vitro and in vivo tests, the effectiveness of bitter melon juice in treating pancreatic cancer, and potentially other cancers, at a clinical level are promising.[1]

“IHC analyses of MiaPaCa-2 xenografts showed that BMJ(Bitter Melon Juice) also inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis and activates AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) in vivo. Overall, BMJ exerts strong anticancer efficacy against human pancreatic carcinoma cells, both in vitro and in vivo, suggesting its clinical usefulness.”

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat due to the fact that it is often discovered late, leaving very little time to treat. Since traditional therapies (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery etc) were not showing promising results and littler advancement was being made, researchers have been looking elsewhere to find treatment.


Interestingly, cannabis, specifically cannabinoids, have been shown to induce apoptic (programmed) death of human pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and stop pancreatic tumor growth in vivo.[4] Cannabis is perhaps one of the most popular treatments being aggressively pursued right now given its promising results both in labs and anecdotally.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Garlic & Onions Prevents Cancer!

Team - 7:57 AM
by Dr. Michelle Kmiec
Online Holistic Health

Great News for Garlic and Onions Lovers (and don’t forget the Peppermint)!

Personally, I have used garlic and onions in nearly all the meals I eat! For those of you who love these potent vegetables, know how much they can add to the depth of any flavor profile.

But did you know they are also major players in the prevention of cancer?

It’s true! In fact there are have been many population studies that offer much evidence regarding the anti-cancer properties of garlic and onions.

The following is from The National Cancer Institute:

“Several population studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast. Population studies are multidisciplinary studies of population groups that investigate the cause, incidence, or spread of a disease or examine the effect of health-related interventions, dietary and nutritional intakes, or environmental exposures. An analysis of data from seven population studies showed that the higher the amount of raw and cooked garlic consumed, the lower the risk of stomach and colorectal cancer .


Natural Remedies for Ovarian Cysts

Team - 7:57 AM
by Dr. Edward F. Group
Wake Up World

An ovarian cyst can be defined simply as a fluid-filled sac that forms around or within an ovary. While they’re usually harmless, many cases often come with an array of physical symptoms. Ovarian cysts can be quite painful and cause unpleasant sensations, so finding ways of reducing their severity and duration can be helpful for quickly and successfully improving wellbeing. For those suffering from an ovarian cyst, the good news is that most cysts go away on their own. Nonetheless, discomfort often demands some type of approach, even when they aren’t permanent. At worst, these cysts can rupture or cause damage to the ovaries. Scar tissue might build up in cysts and form an adhesion, attaching to the ovary and causing a great deal of discomfort.

Natural Solutions

Medical approaches for ovarian cysts are generally invasive, but they aren’t your only option. Research has found several types of natural approaches that can help support ovary health, especially when facing this painful condition. These include:


Diet

Like everything else involving health, diet is a key factor behind the development of ovarian cysts. A large percentage of modern foods purchased in supermarkets today include an array of synthetic and naturally-occurring estrogens, all of which interfere with proper ovary health. Soy, which is found in large amounts of food today, is one of the most common dietary sources of estrogens. Did you know that ovarian cysts are now seen in girls who haven’t even menstruated? [1]This may be related to the common intake of soy.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Overwhelming Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Show It Helps Improve Metabolism, Burn Fat and Weight Loss

HealthyAeon - 6:33 AM
by Natasha Longo
Prevent Disease

Coconut oil has long received criticism because groups of nutritionists and scientists had incorrectly labeled it as a promoter of LDL cholesterol, which has since been exposed as not being "bad" at all. In truth, it never did increase LDL cholesterol, but it did increase HDL or good cholesterol. That distinction was never corrected in the mainstream press and the misconception still continues to this day. More research has now brought to light that coconut oil not only burns stubborn abdominal fat, but it also increases thyroid function, improves metabolic markers and is associated with considerable weight loss.

Government Agencies Are Usually Wrong About Nutrition

"Why the mainstream persists in this delusion of criticizing coconut oil is beyond the understanding of many in the natural food industry," said raw food expert and retailer Ian Macdonald.


For example the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), World Health Organization (WHO), International College of Nutrition, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, American Dietetic Association (ADA), American Heart Association (AHA), British National Health Service (NHS), and Dietitians of Canada all simultaneously recommend AGAINST the consumption of coconut oil. Unfortunately, and against the better interest of the public, none of the above organizations have a track record of recommending healthy solutions for the general population, so Macdonald suggests that when these organizations recommend against something, "that is your cue to incorporate it into your diet, with proper research of course." Coconut oil may be the perfect example.


Top 7 Foods that People Who Suffer From Chronic Pain Should Avoid

HealthyAeon - 6:33 AM
by Organic Health

Chronic pain is a pervasive issue, and fibromyalgia is a very common form. It is a chronic condition whose symptoms include muscle, tissue pain, fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbances.

Recent data suggests that the central sensation, in which neurons in your spinal cord become sensitized by inflammation or cell damage, may be involved in the way fibromyalgia sufferers process pain. Certain harmful chemicals in the foods you eat may trigger the release of neurotransmitters that heighten this sensitivity.

1. Limit Sugar and Artificial sweeteners
High insulin levels can worsen pain and inflammation. Limit all sugars and hidden sugars from your diet. We all get a sugar craving every now and again, try eating whole fresh, delicious fruits. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sorbitol, and xylitol are sugar-free, they contain other compounds that can mess up your sensitivity to pain and can trigger irritable bowel syndrome. To avoid hidden sugars make your own sauces, and eat whole foods.


2. Avoid Caffeine
Chronic pain and fibromyalgia are often linked to inadequate sleep and fatigue. So most patients get tempted to drink more coffee to get them through the day. Coffee may seem to work, but it can do much harm in the long run.


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