How to Attack Viruses with Herbs, Spices and Food" This time of year traditionally offers many things for me to look forward to—voting booths, Superbowl parties, Fall foliage, a break from hot temperatures, a colorful and delicious pallet of root vegetables, warm casseroles and stews, spooky costumes, and plenty of holiday cheer and gratitude. But among all things I love so much during Fall and Winter months, there is also the presence of something I do not covet as dearly—the perpetual sneezing, runny nose fluid, swollen throat, and painful cough often associated with the common cold. But did you know that the common cold or the flu cannot be cured or prevented by antibiotics, because it's a virus? And on the topic of generous antibiotic intake, I'm sure you've heard the numerous reports on the alarming amounts of antibiotics and prescription drugs polluting drinking water across the country. So, as we all enter a new sniffle season, let's take it easy on our immune systems and our drinking water!
Acid - Alkaline Balance Over acidity, which can become a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems, is very common today. It gives rise to an internal environment conducive to disease, as opposed to a pH balanced environment which allows normal body function necessary for the body to resist disease. A healthy body maintains adequate alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands. Now we depart from health in just the proportion to which we have allowed our alkalies to be dissipated by introduction of acid-forming food in too great amount... More recently, in his remarkable book Alkalize or Die (see recommended reading), Dr. The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. Understanding pH pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. Click here to order pH Test Strips Urine pH Urine testing may indicate how well your body is excreting acids and assimilating minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium.
Shin splints treatment - exercise to strengthen the lower legs, prevent, repair and care for shin splints problems. | Sports Injury Bulletin When you decided to get really serious about your training earlier this year, everything went smoothly for several weeks, but one day you felt a dull ache on the inside, lower portion of your shin as you began your workout. The discomfort went away once you had warmed up, so you weren't overly concerned. Unfortunately, the pain returned on the following day - and lasted for a longer portion of your workout. ================================================= More information on Shin Splints:All of our articles on shin splints Medial tibial stress syndrome - Two quick fixes for shin splints Shin splints: The runner's disease Q&A - What can I do to heal Shin Splints? Q&A Shin splints or stress fracture? Got a question about shin splints? What was wrong? Of course, you had developed a classic case of 'shin splints', an injury which is more accurately called medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). The sound of slapping feet Try these MTSS-preventing exercises 1. Now the single-leg raise 2. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Alternative Medicine Solutions: Spice Up your Life Cinnamon This spice which is considered to perform detoxification to the organism and stimulate brain function, has antiseptic properties that have proved like most effective for urinary tract infections. Also contains components that have calming properties and are also useful for reducing pain. Besides that through his beautiful taste its improving your mood, cinnamon also protects the blood vessels and contributes to improve circulation. Rosemary Rosemary is known for various things,it can increase memory and thinking ability. Garlic Garlic is one of the most used plants as medicine in traditional medicine. Oregano The oregano has the highest level of antioxidant activity, compared with the other fresh herbs used in the kitchen. Chili Pepper Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is thought that can reduce the risk of some cancers. Parsley Parsley is rich with vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A and C. Ginger Mint Curry Basil
Alkaline-Acid Balance pH Balance Although acidic, the synergism of digestion kombucha becomes an alkaline forming food. Acid-Alkaline Forming Foods Foods may be classified in relation to the metabolic process as acid alkaline. Alkali's are soluble salts and acids are corrosive agents which have trouble combining with other things. Highly Alkaline Beans String, Banana speckled, Dandelion greens, Dates, Figs, Prune, Raisins, Swiss Chard. High Alkaline Almonds, Avocado, Banana-Yellow, Bean Fresh, Beet, Blackberries, Carrot, Chives, Cranberries, Endive, Grapes Sour, Kale, Peach dried, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Plum, Raspberries, Spinach. Neutral Oils Cold Pressed, Expeller Pressed, Almond, Avocado, Coconut, Canola, Cottonseed, Linseed, Olive, Safflower, Sesame, Soy, Sunflower, Walnut. Alkaline Highly Acid Acid Acid Fats Butter, Cream, Margarine, Lard. Acid/Alkaline (pH) are the two characteristic conditions of blood and cell solution. All natural foods contain both acid and alkaline forming elements. 1. 2.
Led Scientists Find Antibodies that Prevent Most HIV Strains from Infecting Human Cells Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory, and have demonstrated how one of these disease-fighting proteins accomplishes this feat. According to the scientists, these antibodies could be used to design improved HIV vaccines, or could be further developed to prevent or treat HIV infection. Moreover, the method used to find these antibodies could be applied to isolate therapeutic antibodies for other infectious diseases as well. “The discovery of these exceptionally broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV and the structural analysis that explains how they work are exciting advances that will accelerate our efforts to find a preventive HIV vaccine for global use,” says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health. NIAID scientists Peter D.
What Do Specific Foods Do? | Taking Charge of Your Health Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates (460-377 BC) You need only to view the movie Super Size Me to understand how foods impact the body. In the movie, the director Morgan Spurlock chronicles the adverse health outcomes he experienced from eating nothing but fast food for several weeks. He not only gained weight, he experienced alarming metabolic changes that put him at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Spurlock was eating foods that gave his body the wrong messages. Morgan Spurlock is an example of what happens when food is broken down into nutrients, which then impact the metabolic programming of cells and the homeostasis (balance) in the body. What's in this section? This section looks at how food influences the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease. After a quick consideration of the role of genes, we look at the role of some categories of foods: How do nutrients interact with genes? Examples
Macrobiotic Food List Macrobiotic Dietary Guidelines Showing are general macrobiotic dietary guidelines for a temperate climate. We recommend you attend cooking classes and meet with a macrobiotic practitioner if you have health problems. Here is a list of the foods in category Whole Cereal Grains and Flour Products Whole grains Use often: short- grain brown rice, medium- grain brown rice, barley, millet, Spelt, Whole wheat berries, corn-on-the-cob, whole oats, rye, buckwheat, long-grain brown rice, sweet brown rice pearl barley Cracked and flaked grains Use occasionally Mochi (Pounded sweet rice), Barley grits, bulgur (cracked wheat), couscous, rolled oats, corn grits, cornmeal (polenta), rye flakes, barley flakes, amaranth, quinoa. Flour products Use occasionally Whole wheat noodles (udon), Thin wheat noodles (somen), buckwheat noodles (soba), bread( unyeasted sourdough), puffed wheat gluten (fu), seitan (boiled wheat gluten), pancakes (home-made) top^ Vegetables Use a variety with every meal Use often Beans top^
medicines Herbal Remedies ACNE Herbs Used: Evening Primrose Oil, Raspberry Leaf, Nettle, Dandelion, Lemon Grass Recipe for Acne Help Bring to a simmer in a non-metallic pan 2 quarts water, 3 tablespoons Witch hazel bark, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ground cloves; let simmer for 5 minutes. Then add 1/2 cup chopped fresh thyme, 1 cup fresh chopped peppermint leaves, and 1/2 cup fresh chopped marjoram. Simmer 5 more minutes, set aside until cold. Mix 1/2 cup of the simmered mixture with 2 teaspoons cider vinegar, 2 ounces grain alcohol (vodka is best), 4 drops lemon oil, and enough water to make one pint. Apply with cotton to acne prone areas after washing. ACNE For acne that hasn't seemed to respond to anything: Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. ANEMIA Herbs Used: Red Beet, Yellow Dock, Lobelia, Burdock, Nettle, Mullein Other uses: Energy, Fatigue, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease BOILSPut breadcrumbs in a calico bag or between two pieces of gauze.
What Should I Eat? Using Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate as a guide, we recommend eating mostly vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, healthy fats, and healthy proteins. We suggest drinking water instead of sugary beverages, and we also address common dietary concerns such as salt and sodium, vitamins, and alcohol. It’s also important to stay active and maintain a healthy weight. The main message: Focus on diet quality The type of carbohydrate in the diet is more important than the amount of carbohydrate in the diet, because some sources of carbohydrate—like vegetables (other than potatoes), fruits, whole grains, and beans—are healthier than others.The Healthy Eating Plate also advises consumers to avoid sugary beverages, a major source of calories—usually with little nutritional value—in the American diet.The Healthy Eating Plate encourages consumers to use healthy oils, and it does not set a maximum on the percentage of calories people should get each day from healthy sources of fat. Want to learn more?
Macrobiotic diet basics, recipes Is This Fruit Extract 10,000 Times Better Than Chemotherapy? Over a quarter of a century ago a study was performed on the seeds of the Soursop fruit, also known as graviola, which at that time demonstrated such amazing cancer-fighting potential, that those exposed to it within the conventional medical community looked upon it with complete incredulity. Published in the Journal of Natural Products in 1996, Compound 1, one of five extracted from the seed of the graviola fruit, was found to be “selectively cytotoxic to colon adenocarcinoma cells (HT-29) in which it was 10,000 times the potency of adriamycin.” Adriamycin is the trade name for the chemoagent doxorubucin and is known by the nickname “red devil,” due to both its deep red color and terrible side effects, which include life-threatening, even fatal damage to the cardiovascular system. This abject lack of “selective cytotoxicity” — the ability to kill only the cancer cells and not healthy ones – is what makes Adriamycin so dangerous. According to the researchers The study authors concluded