Cinnamon Breaks Up Brain Plaques, May Hold Key to Fighting Alzheimer’s By John Phillip Guest Writer for Wake Up World Researchers from Tel Aviv University report in thePLoS ONE journal that the common spice cinnamon found in many kitchen pantries around the world may hold a crucial key to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease cases are growing at an exponential pace, currently affecting one in eight people over the age of 65. Cinnamon Extract Has Been Used as an Antiviral for Centuries Researchers from the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University found that potent extracts from cinnamon bark inhibit the toxic amyloid polypeptide oligomers and fibrils that have been found in Alzheimer’s brain plaque formations. Scientists have isolated the CEppt active compound found in cinnamon bark and created an aqueous solution for use in research experiments. Cinnamon Shown to Break up Amyloid Plaque, Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease “The discovery is extremely exciting. Article References:
Benefits of Beans - A Natural Fat Burner! being the first) for providing protein to people around the world. In comparison to grains, however, beans have approximately an identical number of calories, but contain two to three times more protein. As a matter of fact, beans are really a superfood. Here is a list of some popular bean varieties: pinto, kidney, navy, black, lima, and mung beans. There are many other varieties of beans, including Great Northern beans, Cannellini beans (white kidney beans), garbanzo beans (chickpeas), and kidney beans (pink, red, white/cannellini, light, and dark). What is the reason for this sudden interest in beans? Actually, there are a couple reasons. You can purchase dried beans throughout the year in supermarkets, grocery stores, whole food markets, health food stores, specialty stores, farmer's markets, and roadside stands. The Fat Burning Benefits of Beans (and other health benefits) When you have so many beans to choose from, it makes sense to add beans to your fat burning diet every day.
Herbs for Pain Relief and Sleep: How to Make All Natural Pain and Sleeping Pills If you’ve ever experienced sleepless nights…you understand the extreme frustration that insomnia creates. The plague of sleeplessness has crossed time and cultures — and throughout it all, there have been several all-natural remedies created based on herbs known to help induce a restorative sleep. So in classic fashion, with my knowledge of the adaptogenic and sedative class of herbs, I undertook the challenge of creating herbal sleep-aids that would rival any of the prescription strength sleep-aids available. In my experience, there have been three extremely powerful natural remedies that have transformed the way I — and my family – sleep. And those have been: With the growing number of people in the United States without health insurance — coupled with the rising cost of prescription medicine – all to often those who suffer from insomnia are forced to pay extremely high costs for sleep-aids. How Sedative Herbs Work , the class of “sedative herbs” falls under the herbal action of Nervines.
20 Foods that Detox Your Body & Mind The connection between the body and the mind is a very real one, with the way your body feels playing a big part in how your brain functions and whether or not you experience a state of well-being. Keeping it free of toxins, free radicals, and other nasty things that can end up in our insides is essentially to maintaining a healthy life. You’ll notice that with many of these detox foods the road to purification goes through the liver, and getting it to full capacity can have several long-lasting benefits throughout the body. Artichokes Artichokes help the liver function at its best, which in turn will help your body purge itself of toxins and other things it doesn’t need to survive. Aside from all of the benefits to your liver, it’s also filled with fiber, protein, magnesium, folate, and potassium. Asparagus Despite being a tasty veggie asparagus ranks highly on the detox-o-meter. Avocados Beets Broccoli Cabbage Dandelions Garlic Many detox diets list garlic as a crucial piece of the puzzle.
Turmeric's Cardiovascular Benefits Found To Be As Powerful As Exercise By Sayer Ji Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Nothing can replace exercise, but turmeric extract does a pretty good job of producing some of the same cardiovascular health benefits, most notably in women undergoing age-associated adverse changes in arterial health. Despite the general lack of interest by conventional medical practitioners in turmeric’s role in preventing heart disease, there is a robust body of published research on its remarkable cardioprotective properties, with three dozen study abstracts on the topic available to view on GreenMedInfo’s database alone: turmeric’s cardioprective properties. Last year, GreedMedInfo reported on a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology that found turmeric extract reduces post-bypass heart attack risk by 56%. The 8-week long study involved 32 postmenopausal women who were assigned into 3 groups: a non-treatment control, exercise, and curcumin. References: Related articles: Further articles by Sayer Ji About the author:
What 2,000 Calories Looks Like Yogurt with fruit and nuts (210), toast and jam (85), coffee (2), beef stir-fry and farro (400), diet soda (0), pretzels (220), pear (100), chicken and arugula (490), brussels sprouts and squash (55), water (0), wine (120), cookies (200) Writers, nutritionists, doctors, chefs and Michelle Obama have all been promoting a hot new diet: home-cooked food. “People who cook eat a healthier diet without giving it a thought,” Michael Pollan recently told Mark Bittman, both authors and advocates of the cook-it-yourself diet. We asked James Briscione, the director of culinary development at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, to prove it by preparing some examples of a day’s worth of home-cooked meals totaling about 2,000 calories, everything included.
A Recipe for Herbal Bedtime Tea: An All Natural Sleep Aid Throughout time and cultures there have been several all-natural remedies created based on herbs known to help induce a restorative sleep. A common remedy has always been an herbal tea blend — one designed specifically with herbs that produce a sedative effect…taken just before bedtime. Herbs such as: Chamomile flowers provide soothing relief for the nervous system.Oatstraw gives us balance.Valerian and hop flowers have the power to relax and induce a deep, restful sleep.Passionflower will bring a sense of calm. In my experience, there have been three extremely powerful natural remedies that have transformed the way I — and my family – sleep. And those have been: You can find the recipe for those remedies above by clicking the links…and today I’d like to share with you my recipe for an Herbal Bedtime Tea! Herbal Bedtime Tea Ingredients*Purchase organically-grown or wildcrafted herbs whenever possible. Method Where Can I Get This Stuff?
5 Herbs that Reduce Stress and Anxiety Here are five herbs that have to be proven effective at reducing stress and anxiety: 1. Licorice Root contains a natural hormone alternative to cortisone, which can help the body handle stressful situations, and can help to normalize blood sugar levels as well as your adrenal glands, providing you with the energy necessary to deal with the stressful situation at hand. Some claim licorice stimulates cranial and cerebrospinal fluid, thereby calming the mind. As a soothing tonic, drink it warm as in a tea. 2. The parts of the passion flower plant that grow above the ground can be dried and steeped for tea. 3. Kava Kava is very easily found as a capsule in the supplement section of any grocery store. 4. St. 5. While lavender can be consumed in a tea, it may work best as an essential oil that is breathed in by way of a diffuser or, in the case of stress and sleeplessness, an eye pillow. Or of course, a good yoga or meditation session may work better than anything else.
Harvesting English Lavender & How To Use It Harvesting lavender is a great way to tidy up unruly plants and will give you a whole bunch of inspiration for projects throughout the year. Lavender is by far my very favourite scent. I love it fresh when the plants are in bloom, as it dries around the garden, in sachets tucked into my pillow at night, or as bath salts when I soak away the aches of the gardening day. This magical herb is said to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and even sooth an achy head. Lavender is commonly grouped into English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) with its delicate flowers and long stems that soar above the woody evergreen plant, and Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas) with its showy hat of bracts on a perennial shrub. The best time to harvest English lavender is when the buds have formed on the plant but the flowers have not yet opened. To harvest, use sharp bypass pruners and gather a small handful of long flower stems. To dry the bunches hang in a warm, dry spot out of direct sunlight.