The black girl who turned into a white woman after vitiligo changed colour of her entire body By Lucy Laing Updated: 08:19 GMT, 11 August 2009 Darcel de Vlugt's skin has turned white after getting skin condition vitiligo Her skin is so pale that she wears Factor 100 sun cream on even a dull summer day. Yet, incredibly, 23-year-old Darcel de Vlugt was born black. In a case of extreme rarity, the skin condition vitiligo has taken the pigment from her entire body. Experts say they have never come across such a striking change and she says: 'I have a hard job convincing people that I was actually born with dark skin.' Darcel's parents Peter and Charmaine, both from Trinidad, noticed white spots on her forearm and forehead when she was five. Doctors diagnosed vitiligo, the same condition said to have affected Michael Jackson. By the age of seven, white patches had appeared on her legs along with white spots on the rest of her body. These gradually grew bigger until, when she was 17, the transformation was complete. A year later it had started to spread up her neck and up to her nose.
Proper Produce Preparation: Raw vs Cooked? | Calton Nutrition So you’ve made the decision to add a brilliant color palette of local, organic produce to your daily diet. We want to ensure you lock in all the nutritional benefits possible! You may be left wondering if it’s best to eat raw foods or cooked? Here are a few guidelines that will help you to make the best decisions you can about how to prepare your precious produce. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are an excellent source of the cancer fighter lycopene. Garlic: We want to make sure that it delivers all of its anti-cancer, heart-protective, fat cell-regulating, and immunity boosting properties. Cruciferous Vegetables: Arugula, book choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, radish, rutabaga, turnip, and watercress are all cruciferous vegetables. Greens: Enjoy the outstanding micronutrient benefits of leafy greens, but make sure the majority of your consumption is cooked.
Margaret Hesketh's doctors put her on a death pathway that should have been scrapped Margaret Hesketh died at Wigan Hospital in November 2014, having been diagnosed with cancer. A post-mortem examination revealed she died of pneumonia Margaret Hesketh took the news she was suffering from an aggressive terminal cancer with the same bonhomie which had characterised her life. When doctors told the 70-year-old former Lancashire mill worker she had only a few months left to live, she was still able to crack a joke. One of the three large tumours ravaging her body, she was told, was within her pelvis. Nevertheless, the news came as a shock as the mother-of-three had only been admitted to hospital to have treatment for an infected pressure sore and suspected pnuemonia. No doubt, for many, the words ‘pathway’ and ‘end of life’ instantly bring back memories of the notorious Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP). Under the LCP, patients considered to be dying would no longer receive treatment to save their lives. But that was then. The terrible case of Margaret Hesketh shows otherwise.
Immune Boosting Herbs Please Share This Page: Top 20 Immune Boosting Herbs - image to repin / shareHerbs background pic © CLIPAREA.com - Fotolia.com Aside from keeping common colds and flu away, the immune system is your body's first and best defense against potentially lethal diseases like H1N1 and even cancer.  It is comprised of a network of cells and organs working together to defend the body against infection and sickness by producing secretions and disease-fighting cells. It uses an advanced communications system to respond to immediate threats.  The complex efficiency of your immune system and how it works non-stop indeed signify its importance for your health. If the immune system weakens and malfunctions, imagine the host of diseases that can invade your system. Here are ten herbs which may be helpful in supporting your immune system. 10 Immune Boosting Herbs Echinacea Astragalus Panax Ginseng Garlic Ginger Cat’s Claw Oregano Turmeric Bell Pepper Cloves Immune Boosting Herbs - References:
Don't throw away your sprouted garlic; it's a superfood (NaturalNews) First, let's clear the air on those "garlic is poisonous" rumors that a few hold, similar to the zealous "apple and apricot seeds are toxic" fear mongers. A little bit of knowledge is dangerous when it overlooks all the details of the complete picture. The disinformation fear mongers should all be ignored. Read why here. However, there is some truth about toxic garlic if you buy conventionally raised imported garlic. Over half of conventionally grown garlic comes from China. Some of that garlic imported from China was grown in human feces, according to an Australian report. There is an option. Sprouted garlic, older garlic bulbs with bright green shoots sprouting from their cloves, is commonly thought to be past its prime and routinely gets tossed into the garbage bin without a second thought. The researchers knew that, as seedlings transform into green plants, they manufacture many compounds, some of which protect the plant from pathogens. Sources:
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