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Why you should drink green tea?


bigstock-cup-and-teapot-of-linden-tea-a-34586783The benefits of drinking green tea have been known for centuries.
It traditionally originated in China but it is used by so many people all over the world.

Because the way it is processed without fermentation, green tea retain large amount of antioxidant, much higher than black tea. Now scientists are discovering that it has an amazing healthy benefits and can prevent chronic diseases.

Some of these healthy benefits are:

heart-healthGreen tea protects you from cancer due to the presence of an oxidant called polyphenols that prevents cancer cells from growing.

It helps to reduce the risk of heart attack specially in women by helping to keep the blood vessels relaxed and free of blood clots.

It also proven scientifically that drinking between 2 and 5 cups of green tea in a regular basis helps the body to burn fat, increasing the metabolism and therefore, reducing body weight.

Green tea lowers the LDL cholesterol level in the blood and strengthens the heart

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine it reduces the risk of high blood pressure.

If you are pregnant or trying to conceive green tea is not a good choice for you as it decrease the absorption of folic acid.

Drink green tea everyday and keep doctors away!

Disclaimer: This information is intended to educate only. If you have any healthy issues please consult with your Doctor.

We need cholesterol!

coconutDo you still really think saturated fats cause obesity and heart disease? That is wrong and outdated. For the past 50 years we were forced to believe that we have to lower saturated fats or bad cholesterol (LDL) to prevent obesity and heart disease. Guess what? The number of people with heart disease, alzheimer’s and obesity have increased since.
It is time to change your current view of what is considered “healthy lifestyle”.

What causes disease in most people is the consumption of fake fats, processed sugars and carbs and not saturated fats.

neurotransmitters
Did you know that your brain is comprised of mostly saturated fats? Cholesterol is needed not only to improve your brain but also to help our body to manufacture Vit D from the sun.

It shocks me when I hear health professionals still recommending low cholesterol diet and supplements.

Wake up people! We need cholesterol such as coconut, avocado, dark chocolate, goat cheese, nuts, butter and sardines to live longer.

 

Disclamer

This article is not intended to treat and cure. It is for educational purpose only! If you need health assistance please contact your Doctor.

The secret of younger looking skin?

by Guiomar Campbell R. Ac.

photo 1There is no doubt that natural approach to health has long term benefits than artificial ones. Cosmetic Acupuncture, is one of the best anti-aging treatment for younger looking skin that I know.

I have been having tremendous results with the treatment and recommend anybody to try it at least once to feel the benefits of it. It not only minimizes or eliminates fine lines, but also improves the look of deep wrinkles, helps reduce inflammation on face with acne and reduces frown lines.

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WHAT IS LIVE FOOD? by Guiomar Campbell

Live food refers to food that has not been heated to the point where the enzymes are destroyed. It is based on germinated seeds, sprouts, raw vegetables and raw fruits. Besides fermented and dehydrated.

When a seed germinates, there is an explosion of life energy, triggering an increase in vitamins, enzymes, carbohydrates, trace elements. Also triggers the production of proteins. They produce large amounts of digestive enzymes that facilitate the digestive process of all foods besides potentiating the vital energy within.

FACTS

Dr. Edward Howell, author of “Enzyme Nutrition”, reports that when a food is heated to 118 degrees for 1/2 hour all of its enzymes are destroyed.
“Live Food” food is particularly high in life force. For example, sunflower sprouts and wheat grass are considered to be particularly lively. If you reach the point that you feel strongly about the different meanings of the two terms, then you are probably eating very well already!
Eating a diet containing all or a high percentage of live food means that a person is consuming food that has all its nutrients intact, including the enzymes and even the
subtle energies of the food.

Sprouting magnifies the nutritional value of the seed. It boosts the B-vitamin content, triples the amount of vitamin A and increases vitamin C by a factor of 5 to 6 times. Raw food also protects you against harmful substances that are produced when food is cooked.

HOW TO SPROUT

Select the seeds you want to sprout and place them in a large glass jar (mason jars), cover with gauze and secure with rubber band.
You can sprout seeds, beans, grains and nuts. Some of the most popular varieties are alfalfa, broccoli, red clover, radish, mung beans, lentils, garbanzo beans and peas. The seeds will sprout between 3-5 days and then it is ready to eat. Enjoy the process.

LENTIL SPROUTS

1 cup serving of sprouted lentils contains 77 g of follate, a B vitamin, which is crucial to iron production and in making new cells, it contains, Vitamin C, protein and
carbohydrates.

1/2 cup lentils (I use brown lentils)      
2 cups of filtred water
You may also use mung beans instead of lentils.

Directions:

. Place lentils in a quart jar and cover with 2 cups water.
.  Cover the top of the jar with cheesecloth (sometimes I use a clean thin washcloth) and secure with a rubber band.
. Let sit in water overnight (12 hours).
. The next day drain off water.
. Rinse and drain once or twice daily and keep out of sunlight.
. On the third day (some people wait till the 4th) you will have sprouts with about a 1/4-1/2″ tail on them. They are ready!
. Place in glass jar or plastic jar or bag.
. They shouldn’t be too wet. I use the jar that I used to sprout with.
. Keep in fridge.
. Use on salads, as a snack, in stir fries, ground up in spreads. When I’m halfway through the jar I start a new one.

Enjoy!

Your Home safety- Natural cleaning supplies

I recently read the information below from EWG environmental working group and found it very helpful. I personally choose to use natural products at home from cleaning supplies to cosmetic supplies. I find joy in making my own soap, massage oils, lip balms, hand soaps and much more.

There are simple and inexpensive ways to maintain your own health, the health of loved ones and specially the health of our environment.

Here are some examples:

Using vinegar to clean your wood floor, surfaces, counter top, bathroom tiles and etc.

Use essential oils of cinnamon, cloves, rosemary and lemon on your water spray bottle and spray corners of your windows, rooms, tiles to get rid of mold.

For healthy skin and hair? Simple, just add a few drops of Lavender or tea tree essential oil on a base of sweet almond oil and rub on your skin daily. You may also want to try pure organic coconut oil on your skin.

Concerned about the sun? Use natural sunscreen without oxybenzon and make sure it contains minerals zinc or titanium in it’s formula for maximum UV protection. Check the EWG website for more information. http://www.ewg.org/.

Below are some of their recommendations:

Simple tips to protect your family’s health while you clean your home:

1. Less is More

Dilute your cleaning supplies according to instructions and use only what’s
needed to get the job done.

2. Open the Window

Clean with windows and doors open so you don’t trap air pollution inside your home.

3. Use Gloves and Other Precautions

Cleaning chemicals may harm or penetrate skin and eyes – check warning
labels.

4. Keep Kids Away

Children are more vulnerable to toxic chemicals. If they like to help, let them
clean with soap and water, not toxic cleaners.

5. Avoid “Antibacterial”

If your family is generally health
If your family is generally healthy, there’s no need to use potentially toxic “anti- bacterial” products, according to the American Medical Association. Wash your hands with plain soap and water.

6. Never Mix Bleach with Ammonia, Vinegar, or Other Acids

These combinations can produce deadly gases.

7. Don’t Be Fooled by Labels – Buy Certified Green Products

Label claims aren’t always true. Cleaning supplies certified by Green Seal or
EcoLogo meet green standards.

8. Try Natural Alternatives

Experiment with non-toxic options like vinegar and baking soda.

9. Take Care with Pine and Citrus Oil Cleaners

Avoid using these cleaners especially on smoggy days, when the ingredients can react with ozone to produce cancer-causing formaldehyde.

10. Skip the Biggest Hazards

Avoid air fresheners, use a baking soda and water paste to clean the oven and
tackle toilet stains, and use a mechanical snake to unclog the drain.

This information is for educational purpose only. Any concerns please consult with your physician.