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Tumeric Golden Milk

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Turmeric Juice


Turmeric is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. It is great for bones and joints as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer. Turmeric's also a natural liver detoxifier and a kidney cleanser, and it speeds metabolism and aids in weight management. Plus it heals and alleviates conditions of depression, psoriasis, damaged skin, arthritis and more. For these reasons, turmeric is ubiquitous both in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.

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15 Herbs and Spices that Make You Lose Weight


15. Parsley- This spice is easy to find in any grocery store. Add generous helpings to your next sauce or dish to suppress your appetite. Find fresh sources of this herb for more lasting benefits.

14. Hila- This is the best herb for an active lifestyle. It encourages the production of lean muscle mass, suppresses the appetite and makes it more difficult for your body to store fat.

13. Mint- This delicious herb is a natural appetite suppressant. Add it to your favorite dessert to keep from eating too much of it.

12. Psyllium- Psyllium has very little flavor, but it's big on insoluble fiber. Add psyllium to baked good-batter or in other grains and you'll feel fuller longer.

11. Flax Seeds- Flax seeds expand in your stomach after you eat them. And while they’re taking up extra real estate, they make you feel fuller longer. Sprinkle them on anything from salad to muffins if you want last longer between meals.

10. Cinammon- Studies suggest that cinnamon may help speed your metabolism. It is also well known for regulating blood sugar to prevent hunger spikes related to blood glucose levels.


45 Uses for Lemons


1. Freshen the Fridge
Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell.

2. High Blood Pressure
Lemon contains potassium which controls high blood pressure and reduces the effect of nausea and dizziness.

3. Prevent Cauliflower From Turning Brown
Cauliflower tend to turn brown with even the slightest cooking. You can make sure the white vegetables stay white by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice on them before heating.

4. Mental Health
Lemon water can also prep up your mood and relieve you from depression and stress. Long distance walkers and world travelers as well as explorers look upon the lemon as a Godsend. When fatigue begins, a lemon is sucked through a hole in the top. Quick acting medicine it is, giving almost unbelievable refreshments.

5. Refresh Cutting Boards
No wonder your kitchen cutting board smells! After all, you use it to chop onions, crush garlic, and prepare fish. To get rid of the smell and help sanitize the cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or wash it in undiluted juice straight from the bottle.

6. Respiratory Problems
Lemon water can reduce phlegm; and can also help you breathe properly and aids a person suffering with asthma.


Powerful Garlic Soup


Forget the flu shot. A soup based on more than 50 cloves of garlic, onions, thyme and lemon will destroy almost any virus that enters its path including colds, flu and even norovirus. As we sneeze and cough our way through these dark months of contagious nasties, garlic is being hailed for its powers to halt viruses in their tracks. It has gained its reputation as a virus buster thanks to one of its chemical constituents, allicin. When the garlic is crushed, alliin becomes allicin. Research shows that allicin helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure and also helps prevents blood clots. Garlic can also reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Compounds in this familiar bulb kill many organisms, including bacteria and viruses that cause earaches, flu and colds. Research indicates that garlic is also effective against digestive ailments and diarrhea. What's more, further studies suggest that this common and familiar herb may help prevent the onset of cancers. Last March, a major investigation by the respected global research organisation, the Cochrane Database, found that increasing your garlic intake during winter can cut the duration of cold symptoms -- from five-and-a-half days to four-and-a-half.

Modified Garlic Soup Recipe

Serves 4

26 garlic cloves (unpeeled)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) organic butter (grass fed)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 cup fresh ginger
2 1/4 cups sliced onions
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
26 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth
4 lemon wedges


Benefits of Pomegranate

  • Anti-inflammatory: Like many chronic degenerative diseases, inflammation plays a significant role in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis. There are five studies on GreenMedInfo.com indicating pomegranate's anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Blood-Pressure Lowering: Pomegranate juice has natural angiotensin converting enzyme inhibiting properties, and is a nitric oxide enhancer, two well-known pathways for reducing blood pressure. Finally, pomegranate extract rich in punicalagin has been found reduce the adverse effects of perturbed stress on arterial segments exposed to disturbed flow.
  • Anti-Infective: Plaque buildup in the arteries often involves secondary viral and bacterial infection, including hepatitis C and Chlamydia pneumoniae. Pomegranate has a broad range of anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
  • Antioxidant: One of the ways in which blood lipids become heart disease-promoting (atherogenic) is through oxidation. LDL, for instance, may be technically 'elevated' but harmless as long as it does not readily oxidize. Pomegranate has been found to reduce the oxidative stress in the blood, as measured by serum paraoxonase levels.  One study in mice found this decrease in oxidative stress was associated with 44% reduction in the size of atherosclerotic lesions.

Source: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/how-clean-your-arteries-one-simple-fruit





12 uses for Vicks Vapor Rub

  1. Decongest Your Chest
    The most common use of Vicks is to decongest your chest and throat area. When applied to the upper chest, it provides excellent relief of cough and congestion symptoms.

  2. On Your Tootsies
    Applying Vicks to your feet provides nighttime cough relief. Generously rub VapoRub all over your feet and cover them with socks. Within moments your cough will subside—in the morning you’ll wake up a new, hacking free woman.

  3. Achy Breaky Muscles
    Vicks relieves sore, overworked muscles. It increases circulation and provides almost instant aid. Use a generous portion and apply it all over the aching area. (Be sure to warn your bed-mate.)


30 Most Popular Herbs for Natural Medicine


Aloe Vera – Antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, wound and burn healer, natural laxative, soothes stomach, helps skin disorders.

Basil – Powerful antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, soothes stomach.

Black Cohosh – Relieves menopausal hot flashes, relieves menstrual cramps, helps circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, useful for nervousness and stress. Note: Do not use during pregnancy.

Black Walnut – Good for eliminating parasites, good for fungal infections, good for warts and poison ivy, aids digestion.





Things I don't eat/drink

- Red Meat

- Sodas

- Fried goods

- Fast food

- Anything heavily processed and synthesized

- Medicine unless I'm extremely sick; I always try natural remedies first




During my teenage years, I suffered from acne. On top of being depressed and having low self esteem, I was trying to figure out who I was as a person, not to mention, working a part time job, and being consumed with all the homework the advanced classes I was enrolled in issued. Those times are what I call my "dark ages." I, literally, had no life. It was very difficult coping with all of these issues at once especially when it came to finding a solution to my pizza face. I, too, wanted to have flawless skin, and didn't know how to "fix" it.  I was VERY self conscious, and felt like my acne was holding me back from being who I really was. I was very vulnerable especially at this point of my life, and this issue certainly didn't make things easier. I tried many procedures including peels, lasers, creams, etc… and after trying so many things, I FINALLY found what worked for my skin. Keep in mind everybody's skin is completely different so what may have worked for me, may not necessarily work for you, but it's worth a try. Here are three suggestions:


Garlic & it's Health Benefits...


Garlic is such a power food... here are health benefits of garlic


Diet Sodas... BAD!!


We all know they're bad for our bodies yet most of us still indulge in soft drinks. Therefore, I thought it important to share with you guys 5 reasons why Diet Sodas are bad.


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