Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Cartilage is a flexible, connective tissue located in the ears, nose and joints. Athletes, active individuals and the elderly may experience pain from cartilage tears in their legs. Additionally, burns and serious tissue wounds can cause damage to your cartilage. Proper nutrition contributes to a healthy recovery of cartilage growth.
Lysine, an amino acid, aids in the absorption of calcium and the production of collagen, a protein responsible for the formation of cartilage, skin and tendons. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, or UMMC, lysine deficiency can retard growth and cause fatigue. Additionally, individuals recovering from burns, severe scratches, scrapes and other tissue damage may need to consume more lysine to aid in the healing process. The recommended daily allowance of lysine is 12 mg per kilogram of body weight. Foods rich in lysine include legumes, red meat, cod, eggs, soybeans, cheese, brewer’s yeast and nuts.
Vitamin C also plays a role in producing collagen, healing connective tissues and maintaining blood vessel functioning. Additionally, vitamin C deficiency may decrease the rate of wound healing. The recommended daily allowance of vitamin C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men, according to UMMC. Rich food sources of vitamin C include peaches, tomatoes, mangos, pineapples, turnip greens, cabbage, strawberries and kiwi.
Vitamin A aids in maintaining healthy soft tissue and skeletal tissue. It also acts as an antioxidant preventing free radical damage to cells in connective tissues. The recommended daily allowance of vitamin A is 900 mcg for men and 700 mcg for women. Excellent dietary sources of vitamin A include eggs, cod, sardines, mackerel, salmon, tuna, cheese and milk.
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, helps break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates needed for bodily functions. Specifically, biotin aids in the growth of cartilage by metabolizing proteins. The recommended daily allowance of biotin is 30 mcg for adults. Dietary sources rich in biotin include whole-wheat bread, eggs, cauliflower, salmon, liver, cheese, raspberries and avocado.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today note honey as a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is a plus. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?
CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.
COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!
UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals
INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.
PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.
SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.
WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.
CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.
FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.
BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.
Remember when we were kids? We had toast with honey, real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it! Secret remedies or not???
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
A simple recipe to cure your weight loss blues
You may not think of eating honey for weight loss, but honey is a useful food to help you lose weight. Since it is a simple sugar, NOT a refined and processed sugar, it contains vitamins, minerals, nutrients and is good for you.
Honey helps boost and speed up the metabolism which helps the body burn fat.
Honey has a healthier glycemic index (GI) than sugar, therefore it doesn’t cause a sugar rush, but it is gradually and progressively absorbed into our body.
Cinnamon stabilizes blood sugar levels and increases the metabolism of glucose. Since high blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat, cinnamon helps prevent this. Cinnamon improves insulin function. Thus, you lose weight.
Cinnamon and local raw honey cleans parasites, fungus and bacteria in the digestive tract. The honey will also help stabilize blood sugar levels, which results in less food cravings. You will also have a feeling of fullness and satisfaction.
1 tbsp of organic local honey
1 tsp of organic cinnamon
To make it simple: One part cinnamon and two parts honey is what is required for this recipe.
Put the cinnamon in a bowl
Boil 1 cup of water
Pour the hot water over the cinnamon
Steep for 15 minutes
Add honey to the cooled liquid
Always add honey to the cooled liquid – hot liquid will destroy the enzymes in the raw honey.
Note: Drink twice a day: 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup before going to bed. Take on an empty stomach.
You may experience more energy and better sex drive.
A honey and lemon diet can also help relieve you of your weight problem. Obesity is the physical condition of excessive deposits of fat in body tissues, putting a strain on the heart, kidneys, liver and joints such as the hips, knees and ankles. Thus, overweight people are susceptible to several diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, liver and gall bladder disorders.
Honey is an excellent natural home remedy for obesity and lowering of cholesterol levels. It mobilizes the extra deposited fat in the body allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions and purifying the blood as a result. Fasting on honey and lemon-juice, an alkaline food, is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite.
For this natural cure , mix one teaspoon of raw honey (unheated) with the juice of two teaspoons of lime or lemon juice in a glass of room temperature or lukewarm water (not boiling water!). Take this remedy as a wake-up drink once in the morning on a empty stomach.
Also commonly taken after a big and oily meal, this simple delicious tonic is an effective digestive and detox tonic. And of course, in every successful weight loss program, do bear in mind that principles such as forming healthy eating habits and diets, and keeping to a regular exercise regime over the long run are extremely important as well.
As always consult your health practitioner before starting a new diet.
I recommend Living Tree Community Foods as a reputable source for the cinnamon, lemon juice and raw honey.
Enjoy your new found energy and freedom. Adjust your weight to a healthier and more beautiful level.
I'm excited about your progress, so "Keep me posted as to your successful results!"
Peace and Love