Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Honey, I Love You

The Benefits of Honey 

 1. Immune System Booster- Honey is a powerful immune system booster. It can be beneficial to your digestive system because of it's antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.

2. Natural Energy Booster- Your body can absorb the glucose that is in honey quickly. It will give you an immediate energy boost. While the fructose in the honey will be absorbed more slowly to provide sustained energy.

3.Anti Cancer Properties-  Honey possesses carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumor properties. Read why here.

4. Natural remedy for many ailments-  Honey is an anti bacteria. It is used for many conditions such as for soothing sore throat, digestive upset such as nausea or as a natural antiseptic.

5. Antioxidant-  Honey has nutraceuticals. These remove free radicals from our body. What are nutraceuticals?

Is all honey created equal?

Raw honey is the concentrated nectar of flowers that comes straight from the extractor; it is the only unheated, pure, unpasteurized, unprocessed honey. Raw honey is alkaline forming , meaning that it has ingredients close to those found in fruits, which become alkaline in the digestive system. Many think raw honey is the healthiest choice because it has a high nutritional value. Raw honey also contains amylase, which is an  enzyme concentrated in flower pollen. This enzyme helps your body predigest starchy foods.

Manuka Honey- A honey produce in New Zealand. It comes from bees that pollinate the Manuka bush. Most honeys contain hydogen peroxide but Manuka Honey also contains methylglyoxal (MG). MG is found in many honeys in small amounts but Manuka Honey has a high content of this. The higher the MG amounts the higher the anti bacterial effects.

1. Cinnamon and Honey Remedy

2. Apple Cider and Vinegar Remedy

3. Ginger, Lemon Juice and Honey Antibacterial Tea

4. Other Honey Remedies

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Where do I get Raw or Manuka Honey? 

You can purchase Manuka Honey on these websites:

My friend Jeff sells local honey, unfiltered, unheated from chemical/treatment free bees. 
He has a facebook group with many more great links and information about honey.  Check it out here!

Jeff often donates portions of his profits to Lyme Patients.


  Or on Amazon

If you have any home remedies using honey please leave them in the comment section below.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

All About Blackberries

 Benefits of Blackberries
  • Rich in antioxidants.
  • Blackberries contain Vitamin C which aids wound healing.
  • Blackberries contain Ellagic acid which helps protect skin from ultraviolet damage.
  • Blackberries contain Anthocyanins, which are shown to reduce inflammation and helps reduce free radical damage that leads to cancer and heart disease.
If that's not enough, blackberries are full of other essential nutrients such asiron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, vitamins A and E, selenium and folate.

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Best/Worst Pesticides Contamination Chart

Vitamin K Food Chart

Other Foods Rich in Vitamin K are Green Onions, Asparagus, Cucumber, Prunes, Chili Powder, Curry, Paprika, and Cayenne

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Vitamin E Food Chart

Other Foods Rich in Vit E are Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Nuts, Tropical Fruits, Red Bell Pepper, Olives, Olive Oil, Avocados and Wheat

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Vitamin C Food Chart

Other Foods high in Vit C are any citrus fruits, Papayas, Black Currants, Brussel Sprouts, and Watermelon.

What are the benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in foods. In the It acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. IVtamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.
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Vitamin B Food Chart

What do B Vitamins do for us?

The eight B vitamins are B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12. They help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day. Each one has a job to do.

Vitamin B-1: Thiamine

Thiamine plays a role in the body's absorption and conversion of foods containing carbohydrates, in particular for the heart, muscles and nervous system. 

Vitamin B-2: Riboflavin

Riboflavin assists the body with growth and the development of red blood cells, and in converting energy from carbohydrates. 

Vitamin B-3: Niacin

Niacin helps with digestion, skin and nerves. 

Vitamins B-5 and B-7: Pantothenic Acid and Biotin

Both assist with growth and metabolism. 

Vitamin B-6: Pyridoxine

Pyridoxine contains more than 100 enzymes needed for  protein metabolism. B-6 is  important to the functioning of many body systems, such as  red cell production, the nervous and immune systems, cell growth, oxygenation, neurotransmitters and blood sugar regulation.

Vitamin B-9: Folate

Folate, or folic acid, is a multifunctional B vitamin because it helps the body create needed proteins, red blood cells and DNA. Taken in pregnancy, it helps prevent birth defects.

Vitamin B-12: Cobalamin

Cobalamin helps with metabolism, the production of blood cells and helps maintain healthy nerve function.

Which Foods Contains the B Vitamins?

Food  sources of folate include spinach, parsley, broccoli, beets, turnip and mustard greens, asparagus, romaine lettuce, calf's liver, and lentils.

Food sources of vitamin B6 include tuna, turkey, beef, chicken, salmon, sweet potato, sunflower seeds, banans,  bell peppers, turnip greens, and spinach.

Food sources of B12 include liver, clams, salmon, tuna, herring, crab, snapper, swiss cheese, eggs.

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Foods Rich in B Vitamins: For the Heart and Mind
Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
The World's Healthiest Foods B6

Vitamin A Food Chart

Other Foods high in Vit A are Liver, Paprika, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Chili Powder, Sweet Potatoes, Squash and Apricots.
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Food & Herbs that are Natural Antibiotics Chart

Immune System Boosting Food Chart

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Have you heard of "The Gerson Therapy?"

This documentary shares the stories of nine longtime cancer survivors, this program explores the principles and effectiveness of Gerson Therapy, a holistic method of treating cancer and other degenerative diseases developed by Dr. Max Gerson in 1928. Charlotte, Gerson's daughter, who is  founder of the Gerson Institute also discusses her fight to keep the controversial therapy going despite objections from those who question its effectiveness. Why is it being covered up in the first place? Don't we want to cure cancer and other debilitating diseases?

Click here read more about The Gerson Therapy

Here are some documentaries made about The Gerson Therapy
Click on the names to watch for free.

The Gerson Miracle

The Beautiful Truth

Dying To Have Known

If you would like to purchase the dvds