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Truth About Cancer Episode 9

truth about cancerReal life stories of folks with Cancer Diagnosis that did not want to follow conventional Medication & Treatments.

Changing 3 things in your life: Spiritual, Environment & very importantly the things you put in your body.

Essential Oils to Replace Much of Your Medicine Cabinet

essential oilsArticle by: Rodale Wellness – Dr Axe

Essential oils have been called nature’s medicine cabinet, and with good reason. When extracted from the originating plant and distilled to separate the plant’s oil from its water-based compound, the resulting oil is a highly aromatic, highly concentrated product that can be used to treat—quite effectively—any number of ailments. And for more than 5,000 years, these concentrated plant oils have been used to treat and heal countless and conditions.

While not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, these oils have been the subject of various studies that have determined there is, in fact, a benefit to using essential oils for various therapeutic purposes. And having garnered a more mainstream following since the latter part of the 20th century, essential oils have undoubtedly earned a respectable reputation for their medicinal uses and are now a welcome alternative to standard over-the-counter (OTC) and/or prescription medicines.

6 Super Foods for Cancer Prevention

6 Super FoodsThy Bollinger & Dr Robert Scott Bell talke about 6 Super Foods to fortify your body against the invation of cancer cells.

They are:

  1. Beets
  2. Kale
  3. Sea Vegetation – because it is high in Minerals
  4. Silica – is importhant for the connective tissue
  5. Whole grains – unrefined have Chromium in them – Chromium is important in Management of Blood Sugar
  6. Brazil Nuts – because they are high in Selenium

Suffering from PCOS? Looking for something natural?

Happy Healthy LifeRead the: complete article

What Is The Best Diet For PCOS?
A balanced diet using whole foods which stabilize your blood sugar levels is the key. Banishing sugary food is especially important. Foods containing too much sugar cause rapid spikes in your blood sugar levels, placing unnecessary stress on your body. Over time this leads to the development of insulin resistance syndrome.

Insulin Resistance Syndrome is condition marked by poor blood sugar control and weight gain. Insulin resistance is usually an underlying problem in women suffering PCOS, even when they are not overweight.

When the body is insulin resistant, it simply does not remember how to use carbohydrates for energy. It can only store them as fat. The Natural PCOS Diet describes in outstanding detail the most appropriate diet for PCOS.

Fresh Choppe Salsa

Fresh SalsaFresh Chopped Salsa

Fresh SalsaLHere is a super simple Garden Fresh Salsa Recipe that we have been making this summer:

  • 3 medium sized tomatoes (one yellow tomatoe gives it a fun color)
  • 1 or 2 bell peppers
  • 1/2 to 1/4 of a Cayne pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 mild onion – chopped fine
  • 1/2 clove of fresh garlic chopped fine
  • Celery leaves or parsley copped fine (optional)
  • 1 drop Cilantro Essential Oil
  • 4 or 4 drops of Lime Essential Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste

Stir and eat with your favorite corn chips.

Healthy Info:
Cilantro: Is helpful for cleansing and detoxifying. Can also Assist with digestion.

Lime: Supports healthy immune function and antioxidant support. Can positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties.

SUGAR – As Powerful an Addiction as Street Drugs

Sugar and white flourSee full interview with Ty Bollinger

With fast food, junk food, and the lack of good options out there for us, it’s no wonder that we’re a society that is getting less and less healthy.

Look, this interview isn’t just for those that may be a little overweight, this is for EVERYONE that wants to make better choices in what they put in their body on a regular basis.
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Benefits of Cardamon

CardimonTeaHave you ever tasted cardamom? Do you even know?

Read: the Complete Article by Dr Axe

Maybe you’re you now thinking, what is cardamom? Often referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” cardamom or elaichi is one of the most common spices seen in an Indian household, but it’s loved and used all around the world.

The seeds have a warm, highly aromatic flavor that add a unique, sweet, floral flavor to any food or drink. This spice is also widely used as a digestive aid and natural breath freshener! “Cardamom fresh” not “minty fresh” breath is a result of the common chewing of the pods by men and women in India.

There are three types of cardamom: green, black and Madagascar. Most recipes usually call for green cardamom. Overall, it’s more expensive than average spices, but don’t worry because a little goes a very long way.

Cardamom is rich in powerful phytonutrients and is especially high in manganese, a trace mineral that helps the body form connective tissue, bones and sex hormones. It’s also crucial for normal nerve and brain function and plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism, fat metabolism, calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation. Just one tablespoon of cardamom supplies 80 percent of your body’s daily manganese requirements! It truly is an amazing medicinal spice that even shows promise for the natural treatment of cancer and diabetes. I bet you’ll be surprised just how medicinal this spice can be!

7 Cardamom Benefits

Cardamom can naturally help many common as well as serious health concerns, including:

1. Bad Breath
Cardamom is a very effective remedy against a common problem known as halitosis or bad breath. Simply chewing on the seeds can help to eliminate any bad odors coming from your mouth. Some chewing gums even include it as an ingredient for this very reason.

Recently, in a study conducted by the Department of Microbiology at Kurukshetra University in India done to explore the antimicrobial effects of cardamom extracts on oral bacteria, it was found that the extracts are effective against oral pathogenic bacteria like Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans. (1) Additionally, the major active component of cardamom oil, cineole, is a potent antiseptic known for killing the bacteria causing bad breath and other infections. So if you’re looking how to get rid of bad breath, look no further.

2. Cavities
Not only can cardamom kill the bacteria that causes bad breath, but it might also help prevent cavity development on your teeth or even reserve cavities and tooth decay. It has all the cleansing benefits of a chewing gum but without any of the negatives (like stickiness).

Not only can it kill bacteria in your mouth, but with its somewhat sharp yet pleasant flavor the chewing of cardamom can also encourage a cleansing saliva flow while the fibrous outer coating of the pod can provide a mechanical cleaning of your teeth.

3. Cancer
Cardamom even shows promise when it comes to cancer, exhibiting potential as a natural cancer treatment. Animal studies have shown that it can be used as a chemopreventive agent or something that’s used to inhibit, delay or reverse cancer formation.

A 2012 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food showed that cardamom had a positive effect on skin health in animals. Researchers found that there was a significant reduction in the occurrence and number of tumors with oral administration of cardamom powder. The study concludes that cardamom has potential as a chemopreventive agent against two-stage skin cancer. (PubMed study)

Cardamom has also demonstrated the ability to decrease azoxymethane-induced colon cancer with its ability to decrease general inflammation, inhibit cancer cell growth and encourage cancer cell death. There is also evidence that it may have anticancer benefits by encouraging healthy and appropriate immune responses within the body. (PubMed Study)

4. Blood Pressure
Cardamom might be able to help you lower your blood pressure, which is key to maintaining the health of your heart and kidneys. A study conducted by the Indigenous Drug Research Center at RNT Medical College’s Department of Medicine in India and published the Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics evaluated 20, newly diagnosed individuals with primary stage 1 hypertension and the effect of giving them three grams of cardamom powder daily in two divided doses for 12 weeks. The results were great. Not only did cardamom help to decrease systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure, but it also increased total antioxidant status by 90 percent at the end of three months. (PubMed Study)

5. Diabetes
The high manganese content in this spice makes it an excellent choice for diabetics and anyone struggling with blood sugar issues. Research has shown that individuals diagnosed with diabetes have low blood levels of the trace mineral manganese. It’s unclear if having diabetes causes levels to drop or if low levels of manganese contribute to developing diabetes. Either way, adding additional manganese to the diet is a smart idea for diabetics, which is why you should use this spice as part of your diabetic diet plan. (PubMed Study)

One clinical study found that people with diabetes who had higher blood levels of manganese were more protected from LDL or “bad” cholesterol than those with lower levels of manganese as well. All this together shows that this spice is effective at combatting the onset of diabetes.

6. Digestive System
Cardamom is a traditional remedy in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of digestive issues like stomach aches, but there is also science to back this common usage. Studies have shown that cardamom ranks above other spices when it comes to assisting the various stages of digestion.

The methanolic extract from the spice is the component that helps in controlling gastrointestinal disorders, such as acidity, flatulence and stomach cramps. Studies have shown that it has gastroprotective effects, including helping stomach ulcers caused by ethanol (found in alcoholic beverages) and aspirin.

7. Asthma
Cardamom can also provide relief for people struggle with breathing issues like asthma. One animal study indicated that it exhibits bronchodilatory effects, which means it’s a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs. Basically, cardamom was shown to help make breathing easier, which of course is the main goal for anyone suffering from asthma or any shortness of breath.

Balancing Hormones – Three Important Essential oils for Women

3 Essential oils for HormonesBy Dr Axe

I want to share with you how essential oils can help naturally balance your hormones and the specific oils that can benefit progesterone, estrogen, improve thyroid hormones and help men naturally boost low testosterone.

3 Essential Oils for Hormones

Essential oils uses continue to amaze me, as they can be used to treat so many health illnesses and improve so many aspects of your health. For the sake of using essential oils for hormones and achieving balance, there are three main essential oils we’re going to cover: clary sage, thyme and sandalwood essential oils.

Baked cabbage steaks

cabage Steakspreheat oven 400
wash and remove outer leaves trim stem off
cut 1 to 1 1/2 inch steaks
brush both sides with olive oil
garlic salt
pepper both sides
bake 30 to 40 minutes
At 40 min the edges start to brown – delicious and calorie friendly!

Bone Broth Recipe

Bone Broth

complete article at:  Natural Newage Mum

Ingredients:

  • Raw grass fed organic bones
  • Chicken: frames, thigh bones & 2 wings per frame, neck bones
  • Beef/Lamb/Pork: marrow, meaty rib bones, any meaty bones that still have cartilage attached
  • Up to 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 celery stalks + tops
  • Filtered water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste. Optional herbs & spices ie: parsley & turmeric to be added at the end.

Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?

cancer cell growthThere are articles and evidence that show good research that we may be able to…

Dr. William Li Cancer Researcher: presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor.

The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

When angiogenesis is out of balance, a myriad of diseases result. For example, insufficient angiogenesis — not enough blood vessels — leads to wounds that don’t heal, heart attacks, legs without circulation, death from stroke, nerve damage.

On the other end, excessive angiogenesistoo many blood vessels — drives disease, and we see this in cancer, blindness, arthritis, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease. In total, there are more than 70 major diseases affecting more than a billion people worldwide, that all look on the surface to be different from one another, but all actually share abnormal angiogenesis as their common denominator. And this realization is allowing us to re-conceptualize the way that we actually approach these diseases, by controlling angiogenesis.

Angiogenesis is a tipping point between a harmless cancer and a harmful one.
Mother Nature has laced a large number of foods and beverages and herbs with naturally-occurring inhibitors of angiogenesis.
parsley, garlic, grapes, berries & tomatoes

Dr Mercola – Besides calciferous veggies, another standout plant for cancer-prevention is flax seed & Vitamin D.

Avoid Sugar, processed foods, trans-fats

Both Dr’s state Exercise, stress management, Sleep and Weight management are very important in decreasing your risk of cancer.

Joe Martino gives this list of of foods that are showing anti-angiogenic properties.

Green Tea
Strawberries
Blackberries
Blueberries
Red Wine
Raspberries
Oranges
Grapefruit
Lemons
ApplesRed Grapes
Bok Choy
Kale
Ginseng
Maitake Mushroom
Licorice
Turmeric
Nutmeg
Artichokes
Lavender
Pumpkin
Tuna
Parsley
Garlic
Tomato
Olive Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Dark Chocolate
Cherries
Pineapples

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