7 Top Health Benefits of Maca Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s benefits have been long valued, and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient. There are no serious known side effects of maca, but like any other supplement it should not be taken in large amounts. When you first start using maca, it’s best to begin by taking smaller amounts and building up; even 1/2 teaspoon is a good place to start. Maca is good in smoothies, salads, drinks, cooked foods, and juices. Please be aware that other than the nutritional benefits provided by the vitamins and minerals, the other benefits are anecdotal, as maca has not been formally studied. A great resource that includes a lot of information on maca, as well as how to incorporate it into recipes, is Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Using LM Potencies | Bill Gray Homeopathy LM (also called “Q”) potencies are a delivery system invented by Samuel Hahnemann toward the end of his illustrious life. “LM” represents the Roman numeral for “50,000.” They are called LM potencies because the dilution factor is 1/50,000 — instead of the other customary method of 1/100 dilution (called “c” potencies). LM potencies were developed based on clinical experience that the body responds gently and effectively to repeated potencies. LMs are a liquid prepared by the pharmacy, then shaken and diluted at least daily by the patient. After that, single isolated doses are taken as boosters only when needed. LM potencies require a little more work — usually ten seconds or so for each dose. When everything is going well, doses can be stopped altogether. This cannot be said for the “c” potencies (given only once in the office and only very cautiously thereafter). The Protocol For the vast majority of cases, a simple protocol suffices. The Technique How you prepare each dose follows:
10 foods to improve your mood More than a third of us reach for comfort foods during stressful times; starchy foods and desserts are go-to foods when the going gets rough, according to a recent national survey. But as it turns out, the foods that provide quick comfort may lead to more stress in the long run. As David Ludwig, a professor of pediatrics and nutrition at Harvard University and a researcher at Boston Children's Hospital, tells NPR, "When we feel stressed we seek foods that are going to comfort us immediately, but often times those foods lead to surges and crashes in hormones and blood sugar that increase our susceptibility to new stresses." Many of us have a lot of stress in our lives and short of running away from home and joining the circus, much of that stress is out of our control. While there are many different approaches for dealing with stress, arming your body with mood-boosting food is one of the most basic places to start. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What do these three foods have in common? 9.
Heartburn pills not working? You may not have acid reflux after all... My problems began with a salad. It was November 2014, and just after my meal I felt the distinct sensation of a tomato skin stuck at the back of my throat. Within a week, anything ‘healthy’ —whether it was olives, baked beans or rocket — seemed to be sticking there. So I saw my GP and, after antibiotics for a presumed throat infection didn’t fix the problem, was given the diagnosis that would take over the next 18 months of my life: acid reflux. Acid reflux is where is where the acid that normally sits in the stomach moves upwards into the gullet, irritating the soft tissue This is where the acid that normally sits in the stomach moves upwards into the gullet, irritating the soft tissue. It affects one in three people, and usually occurs because the valve that keeps the stomach closed off opens when it shouldn’t. While I didn’t have the characteristic heartburn, the doctor said it can have more subtle symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, sore throat, wheezing and throat congestion.
Heart Surgeon Makes Shocking Confession On The Real Cause Of Heart Disease I stumbled upon an article yesterday that I want to share with everyone. It was written by Dr. Dwight Lundell, a heart surgeon with 25 years of experience performing over 5,000 open-heart surgeries. What he revealed is sure to generate negative feedback to say the least from the mainstream medical community. But I’ve got to commend the man for speaking out on what he believes to be a major mistake. Think about it, what has the public been advised to do to offset the risk of heart disease? Everything has been focused on reducing fat in the diet, especially “bad” saturated fat, along with consuming more whole grains and “healthy” carbohydrates. Dietary fat has been tagged as the evil culprit behind the ills of high cholesterol and arteriosclerosis. Chances are if you’ve been identified to be at risk for or having heart disease, the recommendation has been to follow a low-fat diet, eat more whole grains, and take cholesterol lowering medications. There’s just one problem…it’s NOT working!
Sankaran's Miasms Could you be protein deficient? Here are the hidden signs. More:Vegan/vegetarian Sources of Proteins.Complete Protein? Complete Nonsense. Every winter I find myself treating an inordinate number of patients for protein deficiency. Most of them are quite health-aware and have made conscious decisions as to what they include—and don’t include—in their diets. Many of these patients are vegetarian. Article-At-A-Glance - Why is protein deficiency so common? Watch the video below and/or read on: Why is Protein Deficiency so Common? Something not often brought up, however, is that most traditional Asian cultures still have someone in the family who cooks full-time. By contrast, many of us here are too busy to cook and eating out has become the standard fallback. In trying to whip up our meals in minutes, we may be sacrificing our nutritional health. I often say that to be a good vegetarian you need to cook at least two hours a day. So, how can you tell if you are protein deficient? Chronic Protein Deficiency Sign #1: Constant Craving 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2.
New procedure may fix acid reflux for good Most of us will have a case of heartburn from time-to-time, but as many as 20 percent of all Americans live with a chronic condition known as GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, which can lead to esophageal cancer over time. Over-the-counter medications may give temporary relief from symptoms, but a unique procedure may stop the reflux for good. For years, Erich Puhlman was sickened almost every time he ate a meal. Nothing he tried relieved the burning sensation that would start in his stomach then spread. “It was like a heart attack,” he said. Erich suffered from GERD, chronic acid reflux caused by a backup of stomach acid into the esophagus. Dr. “Robotics has allowed us to have more dexterity and the ability to actually make a valve by pushing the esophagus into the stomach and getting it just right,” Dr. Small sutures hold the new valve in place. “I was at one point close to 400 pounds,” he said. Dr. TOPIC: Fix Acid Reflux For Good REPORT: MB #4135
wellnessmama I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time and finally had the time while the kids are napping and I am (ironically) sipping a Chia Seed Energy Drink (recipe below). If you don’t already use chia seeds, you are missing out! Not only are they gluten/grain free naturally, but one tablespoon of Chia Seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries. Perfect? Almost… they do get stuck in your teeth if you chew them plain (ask me how I know that!). They also give you tons of energy but also won’t keep you awake at night and are supposed to be great for weight loss. Supposedly, the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans used chia as a staple of their diet and as an energy food. Additionally, “They are currently being used for their nutritional and medicinal properties, endurance for athletes, for suppressing the appetite, weight loss, leveling blood sugar, and for aiding intestinal regularity. Convinced? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Birth and the carbon series The Carbon series is the second row of the periodic system of Elements. It consists of the elements Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogenium, Oxygenium, Fluor and Neon. These elements have as basic theme the development of the “I”, the ego or individual. These elements represent a process going from left to right in the periodic table. The birth process turns out to be a reflection of this whole process of development. One can also look at Hydrogen and Helium in this connection. Literature: Scholten J., Homeopathy and the Elements, Utrecht, 1996, ISBN 9074817033. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Categories: Theory Keywords: Birth, Carbon series, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluor, Neon, Hydrogen, Helium Remedies: Tell-a-Friend