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Healing Herbs: 7 Herbs and Spices you Should have in your Pantry

Healing Herbs: 7 Herbs and Spices you Should have in your Pantry
Our bodies are complex, sensitive systems that are affected to a greater or lesser extent by a whole hose of external forces—air quality, the clothing we wear, where we live, the diets we eat. It all has an impact on our health. Even things as small and seemingly inconsequential herbs and spices can really benefit us physically, and we’re not just talking about our taste buds, either. Read on to find out how your eating habits may help to heal you. 1. Garlic Whether you like Asian, Italian, or Latin American cuisine, your love of garlic likely has something to do with it. And perhaps your wise pallet likes it for its beneficial effects on your cholesterol, among other things. Eating a lot of garlic can lower rates of some cancers as well (ovarian, colorectal, etc) and colon polyps, too. 2. It is recommended that you get supplements with at least 95 percent curcuminoids in order to receive the most benefit. 3. Others have studied basil for its possible benefits in inhibiting breast cancer.

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Survey: when a romantic relationship ends, men often feel more isolated, heartbroken than women While women are often characterized as the more emotionally sensitive of the sexes, new research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that, when it comes to the heartache following a failed romance, men may actually suffer more than women. The research, conducted by sociologists at Wake Forest University and Florida State University and highlighted by the Telegraph, was based on survey responses from 1,000 unmarried men and women between the ages of 18 to 23. The researchers say the results indicate that when relationships fail it tends to have a greater impact on men’s own sense of self worth, and because men are less likely to confide in other male friends, this feeling is compounded by a sense of isolation.

Flavonoids in fruits, vegetables and nuts dramatically lower cancer rates (NaturalNews) Flavonoids and proanthocyanidins are often found in fruits and vegetables, and they are powerful cancer prevention agents. Essentially, flavonoids are potent antioxidants and our body uses them to lower inflammation, reduce blood pressure and fight off free radicals, which cause disease and age us, sometimes from the inside out. New research from Italy also shows us that plant based flavonoids help keep cancer at bay. Granma's Attic ...Old Time Beauty and Health Tips Two tablespoons of sesame oil, one tablespoon olive oil, two tablespoons avocado oil, two tablespoons almond oil, 2000 IU vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol), 100Thousand USP units vitamin A, a drop or two of your favorite perfume.(optional) Pour the oils into a small jar or empty bottle. Take 10 gelcaps of vitamin E (200 IU ea) and 4 caps vitamin A (25,000 units ea).

What, Me Exercise? Next: Living longerUp: Engineering Previous: Trying trend fitting Those who do not find time for exercise now will have to find time for illness. --The Earl of Derby, 1873 Don't kid yourself into thinking that exercise, by itself, will make you lose weight. 15 myths about a healthy diet you need to stop believing Nowadays there are so many discussions about healthy diets, and there are a lot of different opinions about what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. Some recommendations sound suspicious, and so we start doubting their truth. We at Bright Side decided to do our research and dispel popular myths about healthy eating. Adapted from: ’Healthy Weight Loss,’ ’Health’.

Research says eating walnuts improves critical thinking (NaturalNews) Walnuts have long been known to influence the brain and in the natural health world, they're known as a key brain food. Now, according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition, eating walnuts regularly can significantly increase critical thinking and especially what's called inferential reasoning. Inferential reasoning is the ability to infer truth from other known truth and it is also the ability to deduce information based on prior experience and context. It's sometimes thought that there are two fundamental types of reasoning.

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Healthy Eating: Good for Your Body, Bad for Your Bottom Line? Flickr User West Side Market. It looks as easy as dishing up dinner. According to new advice from the federal government, eating healthy simply means filling your plate with fresh broccoli and salmon, a generous spoonful of rice pilaf, some fruit salsa and a side of yogurt. Sound expensive? Grass-fed beef is more nutrient dense than poultry (NaturalNews) For over 60 years red meat has been vilified for its heart clogging saturated fat & cholesterol content. Poultry products have been marketed as the healthiest animal protein due to their low-fat content. New understandings of health and inflammation now reveal that grass-fed beef is significantly more nutrient dense than poultry. Saturated fat and cholesterol have been blamed for heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.

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