Friday, July 29, 2011

Power Foods that Help Prevent Disease and Fight Cancer

According to Dr. Don Colbert Divine Health Newsletter, Power foods help prevent disease—they contain important phytonutrients which are cancer-fighting chemicals. Moreover, Dr. Colbert  recommends that you include one or more of these foods in your diet every day:

Vegetables-Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, radishes, and turnips.

Soybeans- burgers, soy protein, soymilk, and tofu.

Other Power Foods-Strawberries, tangerines, and parsley.

Studies about Cancer Fighting Foods

Brocolli Can Safely Fight Cancer
Scientists at the Linus Paul Institute of Oregon State University have verified that the cancer-fighting compound, sulforaphane, a phytochemical found in such foods as broccoli and cauliflower, can safely kill cancerous cells in the prostate without harming normal cells. Continue reading on Chemical in broccoli safe to kill cancer, study says - National science news
Soy Food Helps to Fight Breast Cancer
A couple of studies have suggested that eating soy foods may not only help reduce risk of developing breast cancer in premenopausal women, but may also mitigate recurrence of the disease in prior diagnosed patients.

Strawberries Fight Cancer
Research shows that strawberries have the potential to fight esophageal cancer. According to Dr. Tong Chen, Esophageal cancer is the third most common gastrointestinal cancer and the sixth most frequent cause of cancer death in the world. Read More

Be sure to eat your daily dose of power foods to assure that your body contains cancer-fighting phytonutrients, because your health depends on it!

To Your Health,
Recommended Supplement that helps the body fight disease, Juice Plus. Juice Plus contains power foods and is recommended by many Doctors all over the world.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Natural Soap and Body Care Findings

My family and I were recently on a vacation in Branson, Missouri. We decided to visit Silver Dollar theme park for a day and as we walked through the amusement park I noticed a lady making all natural soap.

I immediately felt like a kid in a candy store, because I love buying all natural soap. The lady explained to me that the soap was made out of Lye and Lard. I thought, Oh no, not artery clogging lard on my skin!

As I raised questions, she asked me to feel her hands. Her hands were soft as a stick of butter. She also, explained to me that the lye in the soap helped to get rid of dry skin and I was sold!

Furthermore, I  was still a little nervous about rubbing Lard on my skin, so I browsed the internet to research lard soap. Check out some of the sites that I found about Lard and Lye in soap.

Websites about Lard and Lye Soap

Lye Soap the Old Fashioned Way
Smoky Mountain Lye Soap
Wise Geek

As we began to procede through the park, I noticed a sign that read: Organic Body Care. I was anxious to go inside of the "White River Bath & Body Shop" to explore their organic products. There was a variety of skin care products including:
  • bath salts
  • body creams
  • natural soaps
  • body oil
  • all natural fragrances and so much more
After smelling almost every scent in the store I decided to buy the all natural Coconut Bay Silky Body Cream, which contained: shea butter, jojoba oil and other natural ingredients. It smells so good and the scents lingers most of the day.

I asked the sales person if I could take pictures for my blog and she smiled and said, "sure." Check out the pictures below.

Look What I found while on Vacation

All Natural Soaps

Bath Salts

Body Creams and Oils

                                     Photo Credit: White River Bath and Body

I love to buy all natural soap and skin care products,because organic skin care products does not contain harmful ingredients such as: parabens and propylene glycol.

Parabens are commonly used in most skin care products and they can disrupt hormone balance and mimic estrogen. Moreover, studies have shown that propylene glycol causes dermatitis, skin irritation and may cause liver abnormalities.

What I use on My Skin
I currently use Origins Clean energy to clean and moisturize my face and all natural soap to bathe daily. Before buying the lye and lard soap, I needed to apply oil to my skin. Now, I only apply the Coconut bay body cream to my hands and feet. The all natural soap that is made with Lard and Lye, leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized.

Feel free to post your comments about my natural care findings? I look forward to your comments.

With Natural Body Care in Mind,

Did you see my last post(s):
Natural Remedies for Migraine Headaches
7 Ways to lose weight the natural way

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Natural Remedies for Migraine Headaches

Today I met a very nice woman in the nail salon. We instantly connected and began to talk about health.  There was one thing that the woman said to me that really touched my heart and that was, " I have really bad migraines."

My heart was touched that her migranes were so bad. In fact, I decided to mention to my facebook friends that I was working on a new blog post about natural remedies for migraine suffers.

I was quite surprised at the response. There are many people that suffer from migraines and medication seems to only be a temporary solution. In this blog post you will read about migraine statistics, what causes migranes, supplements for headache support, lifestyle changes, including foods to eat and foods to avoid.

In the U.S., more than 30 million people suffer from migraines, according to a 2001 report from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. That means there is a migraine sufferer in 25 percent of all U.S. households. Read more

What Causes Migranes
According to the Mayo Clinic, Migraines may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals, including serotonin — which helps regulate pain in your nervous system — also may be involved, Moreover, Serotonin levels drop during migraine attacks. This may trigger your trigeminal system to release substances called neuropeptides, which travel to your brain's outer covering (meninges). The result is headache pain.

Foods That will Boost Serotonin levels

  • Turkey
  • Almonds
  • Dark leafy Greens
  • Pineaples
  • Cherries
  • A Cup a Day of Black Coffee
Foods that "Trigger" Headaches
  • Alcohol
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Dairy foods
  • Caffeine
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate
  • MSG (common in chinese food)
  • Pizza
  • Wheat
  • Sulfites
Supplements for Headaches
Before starting any supplements, consult your physician
  • Magnesium
  • 5-HTP (to calm stress)
  • Gingko bikiba
  • Green Tea with stevia
Here are five things that you can do on a daily basis to help manage the on-set of migraine headaches and they are as follows:

  1. Massage Therapy (once or twice a month)
  2. Aromatherapy (Lavendar Oil)
  3. Deep Breathing
  4. Excercise
  5. Ice pack applied to the back of the neck; for nausea, place ice on the throat

As stated above, as you begin to incorporate any of the above natural remedies, be sure to consult with your physician. Moreover, as you can see, your diet and lifestyle plays a major role in your ability to manage migraines.

Further, as you try any of the above remedies, consider journaling about the natural remedies that you consume. This is the only way to know what works for you. If it works, tell your doctor and keep doing what works for you.

If you found this blog post to be very helpful to you, please share it with your family, friends and co-workers that may suffer from migraines.

With your health in mind,
Sources for this post:
Causes of Migraines
Natural Health Remedies: An A-Z handbook with natural treatments

Sunday, July 3, 2011

7 Ways to Lose Weight..The Natural Way

According to the June 26, 2011 Huffington post article, 7 Healthy ways to lose weight, when it comes to losing weight and getting healthy, the little things add up -- trying just one new thing every day can quickly make a big difference.

I agree that trying one new thing every day makes a difference. Lately my husband and I have been walking in the evenings to help to manage our weight. We have also tried to drink more water and eat healthier.

 Many health professionals would agree that, losing un-wanted weight helps to lower your chances of many diseases such as; heart disease, high blood pressure,stroke, heart attack or even diabetes. In the June 26, 2011 Huffington post article, the writer described seven ways to lose weight without dieting and they are as follows:

1. Portion Control
2. Take Multi Vitamins
3. Circuit Training
4. Vitamin C
5. Exercise with a Buddy
6. Eat more Fruits and Vegetables
7. Breathing

Are you ready to lose some pounds without dieting? Read the entire article, here.

To Your Health & Wellness,

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