Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs and Spices in Juicing 2

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People of all ages and classes are turning to juicing and green smoothies to lose weight and to improve their overall health, this is because they have found that juicing is changing their lives by giving them stronger immune systems, sound sleep, brighter skin and a younger appearance.

The acts of drinking fresh juices regularly makes our cells assimilate the nutrients found in the fruits and veggies than eating them.

One great benefits of drinking fresh homemade juice is because it gives our body’s digestive system a needed rest than chewing and digesting same. Our bodies can instead use this energy to help boost our immune system. This is one reason why juice fasting is so good for anti-aging.

According to Canadian studies, it is shown that the largest portion of our daily consumption should come from vegetables and fruits. Processed foods do not supply us with the nutritional benefits of fresh, plant-based foods. This shows that processed foods are low in nutrients and high in calories.

Meaning that, the best way to get our daily-required nutrients is from consuming juice of a variety of raw vegetables and fruits.

Just a 0.5Kg (16 ounce) glass of juice daily will help reach recommended daily intake, compared to a lot of chewing, and considerable time, to consume the same amount that goes into one 16-ounce glass of juice.

Nutritional Components of Fresh Homemade Juice

In addition to water and easily absorbed protein and carbohydrates, Fresh Homemade juice provides essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, biophotons, and phytonutrients. And Nutritionists are continuing to explore how the nutrients contained in juice help the body heal and shed unwanted body weight.

The Amount of Protein in Fresh Juice

Protein help in digestion of food by catabolizing nutrients into monomeric units, help Carry substances in the blood or lymph throughout the body, Construct different structures, like the cytoskeleton, coordinate the activity of different body systems, Protect the body from foreign pathogens and help form muscles, ligaments, tendons, hair, nails, and skin. Protein is needed to create enzymes, which direct chemical reactions, and hormones, which guide bodily functions.

Fruits and vegetables contain lower amounts of protein than animal foods like eggs and dairy products. Therefore they are thought of as poor protein sources.

Juices are concentrated forms of vegetables and fruit and so provide easily absorbed amino acids, the building blocks that make up protein, for instance, 0.5kg of carrot juice (2 to 3 pounds of carrots) provides about 5 grams of protein, an equivalent of about one chicken wing or 2 ounces of tofu.

Vegetable protein is not complete protein, therefore, it does not provide all the amino acids the body needed. Thus, it is important to eat other protein sources, such as sprouts, legumes (beans, lentils, and split peas), nuts, seeds, chicken, turkey, lamb, and beef along with wild caught fish and whole grains in addition to drinking fresh juice.

Carbohydrates in Fruit and Vegetable Juices

Vegetable and fruit juices contain carbohydrates (Carbs). Carbs provide energy for movement, heat production, and chemical reactions.

There are three categories of carbs: simple (sugars), complex (starches and fiber), and fiber.

It is important to choose more complex carbohydrates than simple carbs in your diet.

Know that there are more simple sugars in fruit juice than vegetable juice, which is why you should juice more vegetables and in most cases drink no more than 28g (4 ounces) of fruit juice a day.

Insoluble and soluble fibers are found in whole fruits and vegetables, and these two are needed for good health. Juice has the soluble form—pectin and gums, which are excellent for the digestive tract.

This soluble fiber helps to lower blood cholesterol levels, help stabilize blood sugar, and improve good bowel bacteria.

Essential Fatty Acids in Juices

Fruit and vegetable juice have very little fat in them, but the fats juice does contain are essential to overall body health.

The essential fatty acids (EFAs)—linoleic and alpha-linolenic acids in particular—found in fresh juice function as components of nerve cells, cellular membranes, and hormone like substances called prostaglandins, which are required for energy production.

Homemade Juice and Vitamins

Fresh Fruit and vegetable juices are loaded with vitamins. Vitamins take part, along with minerals and enzymes, in chemical reactions.

For instance, vitamin C take parts in the production of collagen, one of the main types of protein found in the body.

Fresh homemade juices are excellent sources of water-soluble vitamins like C; many of the B vitamins and some fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin E; the carotenes, known as provitamin A, which are converted to vitamin A as needed by the body; and vitamin K.

Fresh Juice also come packaged with cofactors, such as vitamin C with bioflavonoids. The cofactors and vitamins help each other to be more effective.

Minerals in Fresh Juice

Also, Fresh juice is loaded with many mineral which the body needs for healthy living. There are about two dozen minerals that our body needs to function well.

 Minerals and vitamins are components of enzymes. They make up part of our bones, teeth, and blood tissue, and helping to maintain normal cellular function.

The major minerals in Fruit and vegetable juices include calcium (Ca), chloride (Cl), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sodium (Na), and sulfur(S).

While trace minerals are those needed in very small amounts by the body, also found in fresh juices include boron, chromium, cobalt, copper, fluoride, manganese, nickel, selenium, vanadium, and zinc.

Juicing is believed to provide even better mineral absorption than whole vegetables because the process of juicing liberates minerals into a highly absorbable, easily digestible form.

Enzymes and Fresh Juice

Vegetable and fruit juices are chock-full of enzymes— ‘living enzymes.’ These enzymes (molecules) works with vitamins and minerals to speed up reactions necessary for vital functions in the body.

Enzymes are prevalent in raw foods, but heating destroys them. All juices that are bottled, even if kept in best refrigerators, have to be pasteurized (heating at high temperature), which completely destroys the enzymes and vitamins.

Eating and drinking enzyme-rich foods, help break down food in the digestive tract, thereby sparing the pancreas, small intestine, gallbladder, and stomach—the body’s enzyme producers—from overwork.

The law of adaptive secretion of digestive enzymes.

This acts of action is known as ‘law of adaptive secretion of digestive enzymes.’ This law states that, when a portion of the food you eat is digested by enzymes present in the food, the body will secrete less of its own enzymes.

Thus allowing the body’s energy to be shifted from digestion to other functions such as repair and rejuvenation. Fresh juices require very little energy expenditure to digest, and that is one reason people who start consistently drinking fresh juice often report that they feel better and more energized right away.

Phytochemicals in Fresh Juice

The substances in plants that help them protect themselves from disease, injury, and pollution is known as phytochemicals. Which simply imply Phyto means ‘plant,’ and chemical here means ‘nutrient.’

There are tens of thousands of phytochemicals in the foods we eat. For instance, an average tomato may contain up to ten thousand different types of phytochemicals, the most famous being lycopene.

Phytochemicals in plants give them their color, odor, and flavor. Unlike vitamins and enzymes, they are heat stable and can withstand cooking.

Researchers found that people who eat the most fruits and vegetables, which are the best sources of phytochemicals, have the lowest incidence of cancer and other diseases. Drinking vegetable juices gives you these vital substances in a concentrated form.

Biophotons

This is another substance present in raw foods but it is difficult to measure than the others. It’s being studied scientifically in tubes and is namedbiophotons.

Biophotons are absorb from sunlight by plants, and it is foundin the living cells of raw foods such as fruits and vegetables. Photons have beenshown to emit coherent light energy when uniquely photographed (using Kirlianphotography).

This light energy in fruits and vegetables is believed to have many benefits whenconsumed; one in particular is thought to aid cellular communication.

Biophotons feed the mitochondria of the cells that produce ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) for our body’s energy fuel. Biophotons are also believed to contribute to our body vitality, and a feeling of vibrancy and well-being.

Beets: Liver and Gallbladder Detoxification

Beetroot and Leaves

Beets are rich in vitamins’ A, B, C, and B2, with minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium which are considered one of the most valuable vegetable’s vitamins and minerals to juice for liver and gallbladder detoxification.

Beets are 100% edible! They build up the red corpuscles and stimulate the activity of the lymphatic system throughout the body. The root and the leaves are good for juicing.

They are extremely low in calories, fat and cholesterol. Beet greens contain plenty of nitrates which help lower blood pressure.

As a Liver and Gallbladder revitalizer, it is juiced with purple cabbage, lemons, apples, and ginger root these combination help to cleanse and support the liver and gallbladder. The proportion is as Follows:

3–4 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed

½ beet with leaves and stems, scrubbed well

1 lemon, peeled if not organic

½ green apple

¼ purple cabbage

1-inch-chunk ginger root

Juice ingredients and stir. Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible.

The nitrates in it help improve oxygen level in the body, which enhance exercise performance and athletic ability.

Kidney cleansing, antioxidant boosting, and heart building Juice

Beetroot Plant

Beets can lower blood pressure, boost stamina, and fight inflammation, with Parsley (Help keeps the immune system strong and helps to flush out excess fluid from the body and supports kidney function) and Romaine lettuce; It helps with weight loss, keeps heart healthy, has a perfect two to one ration of omega-3 to omega-6, and is a complete protein.

Beet can help the Kidney cleansing process by Juicing the following together:

½ beet

½ bunch parsley

2 large carrots

5 romaine lettuce leaves

3 celery stalks

1 small piece jalapeño pepper

1 garlic clove or 1-inch piece of ginger. Juice all ingredients in the order listed. 

Uses of Beetroots Powder

Beetroots powder are natural food coloring, which gives the cook a palette of intense pinks and reds. Beetroots are also highly nutritious, their mild and slightly sweet taste does not compromise the flavor of a dish.

Beetroot

Their sweet taste can add vibrancy to sweet and sour dishes, beetroots powder also found use in baking for coloring sponges, icings and buttercreams, especially when added to smoothies and vegetable juice blends! Aside from culinary uses, it can also be used in hand made soaps, bath bombs and make-up and it is suitable for both vegetarians & vegans and anyone with intolerance to artificial food colorings.

How to Prevent Stomach Cancer, Vitamin B6

All bell pepper of colors—green, red, yellow, orange, contain vitamin C and A. although, the chocolate brown, white, and purple colors—contain a high amount of vitamins C and A, While Red peppers have more vitamins and nutrients than the other color peppers because they contain lycopene- the level of carotene, like lycopene, is nine times higher in red peppers than the other colors.

Bell Peppers

Red peppers also have twice the vitamin C content of green and yellow peppers.

Both red and green peppers are high in para-coumaric acid, which is known to inhibit the development of stomach cancer.

Age-Defying Juice

Red Bell Pepper

One of the ingredients in Age-defying, anti-inflammatory, and cell repairing is red bell pepper. This Juice may actually just turn back the clock, covering all of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals the body needed for healthy living, because the combination of ingredients adds up to a total balance of health.

The plus is that this fruit juice tastes delicious:

2 kale leaves, stems removed

3 ripe tomatoes

½ apple

½ red bell pepper

2 cilantro sprigs

4 basil leaves

½ cup cabbage

1 garlic clove

1 small piece of jalapeño (optional)

½ celery stalk

1 lemon. Juice all ingredients in the order listed.

Types of Bell Pepper

Note that one cup of raw red bell pepper will supply 290 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and 105 percent of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin A. You can count on peppers for vitamin B6. They are also high in antioxidants (Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit or neutralize cell damage caused by free radicals) and fiber, with approximately 30 calories per pepper which makes it a sweet vegetable for juicing.

The major compounds in bell peppers includes:

Capsanthin. Especially high in red bell peppers, capsanthin is a powerful antioxidant responsible for their brilliant red color.

Violaxanthin. This compound is the most common carotenoid antioxidant in yellow bell peppers. A number of studies indicate that regular consumption of foods rich in these carotenoids may cut the risk of both cataracts and macular degeneration.

Lutein. While abundant in green (unripe) bell peppers and black paprika, lutein is absent from ripe bell peppers. Adequate intake of lutein may improve eye health (Trusted Source).

Quercetin. Studies indicate that this polyphenol antioxidant may be beneficial for preventing certain chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer.

Luteolin. Similarly to quercetin, luteolin is a polyphenol antioxidant that may have a variety of beneficial health benefit.

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The type of food we put in our mouth determines the overall health of every cell, tissue and organ in our body. The food we eat can either help us or do us harm.

The right combination of fruits and Vegetables can go a long to keep our entire body healthy, simply by juicing these fruits and vegetables in the right proportion.

Juicing Fruits and Vegetables is the best way to get the full amount of nutrients and vitamins we need on a daily basis.

Best Daily-Required Supply Of Nutrients

Nutritionist agree that consuming fresh pressed organic vegetable and fruit juice is necessary for healthy living, not store-bought bottled juices on supermarket shelves.

With juice drinks obtained from fresh fruits and vegetables, we can obtain our daily-required supply of nutrients.

If drinking vegetables and fruits juice on a consistent basis leaves you gassy, it could be that you are combining ingredients that do not work well together with your body system,

or your body is trying to adjust to some new foods. Thus, try eliminating one ingredient at a time to learn what works best for you.

Mixing Fruits and Vegetables for Juicing

Although there is controversy among experts about mixing fruits and vegetables for juicing, with the exception of apples, which are said to mix well with every other fruits and vegetables.

Some argued that fruits and vegetables digest differently, implying that mixing them together can cause digestive issues like gas and fermentation;

Fermentation occur when food sits undigested in the stomach due to lack of stomach acid. While some are of the opinion that when juicing fruits together with vegetables,

which include leafy greens, celery, cucumber, and non-starchy vegetables, the fruits and vegetables get neutralized, balancing the stomach acid. Since juicing separates out the fiber,

therefore allowing the body to easily assimilate the nutrients in the juice, mixing food types might not be a problem for most people.

Also, some said that the best way to combine and consume fruits and vegetables is by keeping the fruit whole and not separating out the fiber, because the fiber neutralizes the finished drink and aids in digestion.

Recommended Amount of Fiber for Our Body

Public Health recommends 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories of food, daily, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.

A green blended smoothie will supply the body with 12 or more grams of fiber for a 16-ounce drink.

All vegetables can be consumed together, but for optimal digestion, it’s best not to eat protein and starches together. Protein blends well with non-starchy vegetables.

Non-starchy vegetables are beet greens, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, chard, collards, cucumber, dandelion, endive, escarole, fennel, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, parsley, radishes, spinach, sprouts, yellow squash, sweet peppers, swill chard, watercress, and zucchini.

While mildly starchy vegetables include beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, and peas.

Vegetables and fruits serve a great purpose, as they contain different vitamins and nutrients. Juicing them or eating a variety of these foods will help the body maintain a healthy living.

It is therefore important to know the Vitamins, Minerals, Protein and healing power of some selected vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices.

Fresh Apple

Apples

This fruit is a perfect sweetener as apples are low on the glycemic index, controlling insulin levels because they release sugars into the bloodstream slowly.

Apples are known to reduce intestinal disorders, diverticulitis and some types of cancers. Apples can aid in detoxifying and removing heavy metals from our bodies such as lead and mercury.

Apple contain vitamins A and C, phosphorus, iron flavonoids, and calcium.

Angelica Archangelica

Angelica Plant

Angelica archangelica is known as Angelica root or master root or archangel, the root and essential oil of this herb is mostly utilized for exorcism and protection, master root is associated with the Archangel Michael, vanquisher of the wicked.

The energy of the root, when burned, can also be used to provide visions of one’s Holy Guardian Angel and one’s proper karmic path.

Angelica Root and Heartburn

Angelica root has long been associations with healing: Angelica is used for heartburn, intestinal gas (flatulence), loss of appetite (anorexia), arthritis, circulation problems, “runny nose” (respiratory catarrh), nervousness, plague, sleeping (insomnia).

Health benefits of Angelica: Menstrual Period, Urine Production and Sex Drive

Angelica can also help some women start their menstrual periods. Sometimes, this is done to cause an abortion.

It can be used to increase urine production, boost sex drive (In combination with other herbs, angelica is also used for treating premature ejaculation),

stimulate the production and secretion of phlegm, and kill germs. Angelica can be applied directly to the skin for nerve pain called neuralgia, joint pain (rheumatism), and skin disorders.

Angelica Stem

Stomach Upset

Angelica is very potent in treating upset stomach (dyspepsia), when it is combine with five other herbs.

In combination, this herbs can help in not only treating upset stomach, but in acid re-flux, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting.

They includes angelica, peppermint leaf, clown’s mustard plant, German chamomile, caraway, licorice, milk thistle, celandine, and lemon balm.

Study also shows that a combination of Panax ginseng root, angelica root, Cistanches deserticola, Zanthoxyl species, torlidis seed, clove flower, asiasari root, cinnamon bark, and toad venom help prevent premature ejaculation when applied directly to the skin of the penis.

Balm of Gilead

Balm of Gilead

The balm of Gilead (Commiphora opobalsamum) also known as balsam, poplar buds, or Mecca balsam. The buds of this herb exude a sticky, sweet-smelling resin that is used to anoint in blessing. 

Balm of Gilead is mentioned in the Old Testament (Holy Bible) as an amazing healer, and legend has it that the Queen of Sheba made a gift of the balm of Gilead tree to King Solomon, thus bringing it to Judea.  

Balm of Gilead Fruits

Balm of Gilead has been widely used throughout history for a number of health conditions, due to its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties, amongst others.

It is gotten from fresh poplar or cottonwood buds. The fresh buds bleed or leak the resinous Balm of Gilead, where it can be collected, processed, and applied for a number of purposes.

Balm of Gilead: Sunburn, Arthritis and Skin inflammation

As an anti-Inflammatory; Balm of Gilead is prepared and used as a topical ointment or salve on inflamed areas of the skin.

Acting in a similar way to aloe when applied to sunburn, it can quickly suck out the heat and itchiness due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds found in its powerful oil extract.

Also, when it is applied to areas affected by arthritis, it can reduce inflammation, effectively eliminating the pain.

Balm of Gilead: Eczema and Scaling on the skin like thick red patches

leaf of Balm of Gilead

As anti-bacterial: The antibacterial properties of Balm of Gilead mean that it can quickly clear up skin infections or irritations, such as eczema, psoriasis(a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells causing scaling on the skin’s surface. Scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches), and even eliminating the appearance of scars and blemishes. Applied between the toes it can eradicate fungus.  For insect bites, it can be rubbed on the affected area for rapid healing and pain relief.

The analgesic quality of Balm of Gilead can be used on the temples and neck as well, if you suffer from headaches or migraines and burning the balm of Gilead bud assists in spirit manifestation in séances(A meeting where people try to talk with dead people).

Banana

Bananas

Bananas can help balance mood swings because its contain vitamin B. They also contain vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.

Bananas are good for smoothies and milkshakes, and can mask the taste of bitter greens, and are high in natural digestible sugar.

Banana is rich in fiber, both soluble and insoluble, and high fiber fruits are said to be good for the heart.

Base on a study done by University of Leeds in UK, increasing the consumption of fiber-rich foods such as bananas can lower the risk of both cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.

It is a known fact that high salt intake is one of the major reasons to high blood pressure.

Thus, because bananas have low salt content and high potassium content, and these properties contribute to making it an ideal for those undergoing this condition.

We encourage you to talk to your Doctor before you add it your diet.

Also, because of the high iron content in bananas, this property makes it good for those suffering from anaemia.

A condition where there is a decrease in the number of red blood cells or haemoglobin in the blood, resulting to frequent fatigue, shortness of breath, and paleness.

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh

The root of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is used effectively in Philters (A drink supposed to arouse love and desire for a particular person in the drinker; a love potion),

Condensers, and Elixirs (usually a liquid with a magical power to cure or improve) for physical healing. Steeped in red wine or added to the bath, black cohosh also known as black snakeroot adds fertility by helping to alleviate impotence.

Please don’t confuse black cohosh with blue cohosh or white cohosh. These are unrelated plants. The blue and white cohosh plants do not have the same effects as black cohosh.

Black Cohosh root and inflammation

Black Cohosh Plant

It was first used for medicinal purposes by Native American Indians and became a popular treatment for women’s health issues in Europe in the mid-1950s.

Black cohosh root contains several chemical compound, some of these chemicals work on the immune system and might affect the body’s defenses against diseases.

These chemicals in the Black cohosh root might help the body to reduce inflammation, other might work in nerves and in the brain. These chemicals might work similar to another chemical in the human brain called serotonin.

Scientists call this type of chemical a neurotransmitter because it helps the human brain send messages to other parts of the body.

Black Cohosh and Menopause

For Women menopause, Black cohosh root have some effects similar to the female hormone, estrogen. Black cohosh help to regulate the effects of estrogen in women.

Research shows that taking 120 mg per day of black cohosh extract plus 150 mg of clomiphene citrate (20-40 milligram tablets of a standardized extract taken twice a day) can increase pregnancy rates in infertile women compared to clomiphene citrate alone,

Or taking 120 mg of black cohosh with 150 mg of clomiphene citrate results in pregnancy rates that are similar to those found when clomiphene citrate is taken with another fertility drug.

Please consult your Doctor before consuming black cohosh

Note; Some experts say that no one should take black cohosh for more than six months at a time.

Leaves of Black Cohosh

Although, evidence concerning the benefit of black cohosh for treating or preventing osteoporosis (a condition of weak and brittle bones) is conflicting.

Some study shows that taking a product containing 40 mg of black cohosh (Remifemin, Schaper & Brümmer) for 3 months improves bone formation and reduces the breakdown of bone,

and another study shows that taking a different product containing 40 mg of black cohosh extract (CR BNO 1055, Klimadynon/Menofem, Bionorica AG) for 3 months increases markers of bone formation in postmenopausal women.

While another research shows that taking this black cohosh product does not improve bone mineral density.

Possible Side Effects of Black Cohosh

When black cohosh is taken by mouth( which safe to eat), there is possibly side effect like stomach upset, cramping, headache, rash, a feeling of heaviness, vaginal spotting and weight gain.

Black cohosh may be associated with liver damage. It is not known for sure if black cohosh actually causes liver damage. Researchers are studying this. Until more is known, people who take black cohosh should watch for symptoms of liver damage.

Red clover (trifolium pratense)

Part used: flower

Red Clover as Blood Cleanser

Red clover is an unequaled blood cleanser used for degenerative diseases and specifically for cancers of the lymphatic system and bloodstream.

Red clover is capable of relaxing spasms and can help release water retention and induce sweating when needed. Its red flower gives a huge clue to its blood-cleansing capabilities.

Lung and Cervical Cancer

They are of interest to the medical community due to their chemo-preventive or anti-carcinogenic properties.

According to Oxford Journal: Carcinogenesis, cloves may be helpful in controlling lung cancer at its early stages.

 Research also suggests that oleanolic acid present in cloves provides antitumor activity, while another study showed that eugenol found in cloves has anticancer potential against cervical cancer

Cloves and Human Liver

Cloves are rich in antioxidants, which are ideal for protecting the organs from the effects of free radicals, especially in the liver.  

Metabolism, in the long run, increases free radical production and lipid profile, while decreasing the antioxidants in the liver.

Clove extracts are a helpful component in counteracting these effects with its hepatoprotective properties.

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

Bloodroot (also known as redroot, king root, or tetterwork) can be added to an Herbal Amulet or carried by itself, bloodroot protects and brings order out of chaos.

Used in a Philtre and applied only externally to afflicted body parts, bloodroot is excellent for health.

Long used to get rid of warts, a bloodroot wash is also very effective to stop the production of tumor cells.

They can be applied directly to the skin around wounds to remove dead tissue and help promote healing, in the mid-1800s, bloodroot extracts were applied to the skin as part of the Fell Technique for treatment of breast tumors.

Bloodroot: Gum Swelling and Dental Bleeding

Bloodroot contains chemicals that helps in fighting bacteria, inflammation, and plaque.

Brushing teeth with a specific toothpaste containing it and zinc chloride

(mouth rinse containing bloodroot extract and zinc chloride for 2 weeks following usual periodontitis treatment reduces gum swelling and bleeding)

Or toothpaste containing bloodroot, zinc chloride, and fluoride can help to reduce dental plaque.

A bloodroot mouthwash after a professional tooth cleaning seems to slow the regrowth of dental plaque.

Also, using a bloodroot toothpaste and rinsing with bloodroot mouthwash can also help to prevent plaque development in teenagers wearing orthodontic devices.

Berries

Berries

Berries are small in size,but they are mighty giants loaded with antioxidants.

Many fruits and vegetables contain some antioxidants, but berries are high enough in them to help your body fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals.

Eating berries regularly can improve your skin and hair, and prevent many diseases.

Berries: Cataract, Cholesterol and Age

The powerful antioxidants in berries can help prevent memory loss, anti-inflammatory, aid in joint flexibility, and may be helpful in reducing the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and arthritis.

Eating berries regularly can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Their folate and fiber can aid in weight loss. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are powerful food to eat often.

The antioxidant and phytochemicals in these berries may prevent or reverse some effects of aging, even diabetes and some types of cancer. People with diverticulitis and IBS may experience discomfort after eating berries because of the tiny seeds.

Organically grown berries are the best for optimal healthy purposes because most grown berries are sprayed with pesticides to control fungus. Strawberries and blueberries can carry as much as 50 percent pesticide residue, which cannot be washed off.

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Christian Day, Salem Warlock, proprietor of Hex, and co-founder of The Festival of the Dead

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Ivo Dominguez, Jr. author of Spirit Speak, Beneath the Skins, and Castings:

Maya Heath, author of Magical Oils by Moonlight and Ceridwen’s Handbook of Incense Oils and Candles

Orion Foxwood, author of The Tree of Enchantment

Rev. Paul V. Beryl, author of The Master Book of Herbalism

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Brief History of Ginger Root

Ginger is actually the root of a beautiful red, white, or yellow and green flowering plant belonging to the zingiberaceae family, to which other well-known spices like Turmeric and Cardamom also belong.

The root is a knotted, tubular-shaped root with a light yellow, white or red flesh, covered with a silvery exterior coating.

The use of Ginger is dated back to over 3,000 years as a folk medicine in China and India.

Ginger and Its Healing Properties

It has been shown to have a large range of healing properties in biological and physiological activities: as antidepressant, antinarcotic, antihistaminic, hypoglycemic, and in agriculture: as insecticidal and bactericidal properties.

It is thought to be an effective reliever of stomach ache and common colds only, but the ginger root has evolved into an aphrodisiac: a sore throat soother, a blood cleanser, a wound healer and also an enhancer of sexual energy when blended or chew with galangal root to bring additional power. Even today, the scientific exploration of the ginger root’s compounds still continues to uncover new and exciting capabilities and uses.

As the rapid growth of harvesting and exportation of ginger proved successful and lucrative over the years, China and India become the leader in the ginger industry,

While China held the lead for a number of years, India currently holds the top spot for ginger production and exportation with an astounding amount of  over 703,000 tons of ginger produced in 2012, of which 2.1 million tons of ginger are produced annually worldwide, giving the buyers and consumers of the glorious root peace of mind in knowing that their favorite flavor and health enhancer will be available year-round for the foreseeable time.

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Chemicals (Phytochemicals) in Ginger Root

The compounds: gingerols, shogaols, (6)-paradol, (6)-gingerdiol, gingerenone A,  zingerone, diarylheptanoids, hexahydrocurcumin, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, analgesics, and a wide variety of protective, preventative, and health-promoting derivatives that help support the natural functions of the body are basically the chemicals (Phytochemicals)responsible for the biological activity of ginger root.

These compounds boost the healthy functioning of cells, tissues, organs, and systems.

 It is interesting to note that the action of these compounds is quite different according to the state of rhizome. The fresh rhizome (fresh ginger) is considered to be an antiemetic, a cough and cold remedy, an antitoxic, and a digestive stimulant, while the dried rhizome (called “Kankyo” in China) is considered to be a good remedy for stomach ache.

The extracted essential oils from Ginger have interesting properties in perfumery and also in cosmetology as an anti-aging agent.

Special Benefits of Ginger Roots

Ginger root contains natural oils, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and phytochemicals that combine to provide healing properties for almost every area of our body.

Vitamins in Ginger Root

Ginger root provides a number of essential vitamins, and also contains natural oils and enzymes that enhance the body’s ability to absorb, process, and utilize vitamins for maximum benefits. The vitamins in ginger include:

  • Vitamin A: which is essential for vision health and prevention of cataracts; helps formation of hormones, maintenance of teeth, tissue, and works to maintain healthy hair production.
  • B Vitamins: Energy-boosting vitamins that contribute to muscle health, assist in protein synthesis, and assist in the metabolism of all nutrients throughout the body.
  • Vitamin C: it is required for the absorption and use of iron, calcium, and folate. Helps build and maintain healthy bones, teeth, gums, and blood vessels; assists in wound and bruise healing; and fights infection.

Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, and must therefore be regularly consumed in appropriate amounts.

Minerals in Ginger Root

Minerals Contribute to the health of the bones, teeth, hair, skin, nails, minerals and digestive system by cleansing the blood, improving nerve health, boosting immunity, and upholding the heart and cardiovascular system’s strength, the minerals provided by ginger are:

  • Calcium: the calcium in ginger helps keep the body systems working at full speed by processing and utilizing this mineral in a number of ways that help to improve the body’s functioning and contribute to overall health. And because ginger is full of vitamin C, vitamin E, and magnesium, which have been shown to improve the body’s natural process of eliminating sodium, improve the digestive process, and maintain proper protein metabolism, the calcium in ginger is able to make sure the body has optimal calcium stores, which keep it functioning at its healthiest.

 calcium aids in cell’s absorption of nutrients required for muscle contractions that allow us to move, jump, exercise, and also pump blood throughout the heart and body; promoting proper blood clotting; essential for proper nerve functioning and communication; required for insulin production and secretion; improves immune system functioning by playing a role in the enzymatic reactions of T-cells in the immune system.

  • Iron: Iron improves immune system functioning. Note that the Iron in  ginger is not only able to provide the body with small amounts of iron, but it is more importantly able to help the body extract and utilize iron more efficiently via its provisions of vitamin C and a number of supportive naturally occurring oils in it.

 In a research carryout in 2012 by Dr. Rashmi Kulkarni, featuring in The Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 62 participants between the ages of 18 and 55 years suffering from iron deficiency were given ginger in addition to their daily diet,

It was found that ginger assisted in iron absorption and “was found to be beneficial as a support in the therapy of anemia.” So, with the additional benefits that can result from its consumption,

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coupled with the scientific proof of its positive effects on iron absorption, ginger is an important addition to the diet of every person in need of improved or optimal iron functioning.

  • Magnesium: It is required for the formation of cells; support bone health; involved in protein absorption, production, and use; assists in the body’s absorption and use of B vitamins; insulin production, improves nervous system functioning; and assists in the absorption of calcium, vitamin C, and potassium.
  • Manganese: It is required for the enzymatic reactions that take place in the body for hormone production, energy use, and a number of metabolic processes and essential for the production of thyroid hormones.
  • Phosphorous: combines with calcium to promote the healthy formation of bones and teeth.
  • Potassium: Potassium promotes proper growth of the body’s bones, muscles, tissues; maintains healthy fluid balance within cells; prevents muscle cramping; promotes healthy kidney functioning and cardiovascular system functioning and essentially required for the maintenance of a healthy heartbeat.
  • Sodium: It is required to regulate blood pressure; regulates fluid balance within cells and throughout the body; and for the healthy functioning of the nerves and muscles.

Causes and Prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

Ginger has been shown to reduce the amount of “bad cholesterol” in the body. In a 2008 study conducted by Dr. Alizadeh-Navaei and published in the Saudi Medical Journal shows that ‘ginger has a significant lipid-lowering effect compared to the placebo,’

Although cholesterol is actually needed by the body in a number of functions and processes, but only becomes a danger when there are excessive levels of the ‘bad’ kind of cholesterol.

The body naturally processes the cholesterol consumed from food and produced by the body, and uses it for a number of processes required by cells, organs, and systems.

However, the body isn’t able to dissolve cholesterol in the blood, the cholesterol is used throughout the body as needed, and the excess is excreted.

The challenge concerning cholesterol come into play when the bad cholesterol, commonly referred to as “low-density lipoproteins” (LDL) cholesterol, contributes to the creation of a plaque that is formed within the blood and deposited on the walls of arteries.

These deposits make the arteries stiff and less flexible or create blockages, minimizing blood flow to and from the heart and throughout the body, leading to a condition known as atherosclerosis, which can result in heart attacks and strokes.

The condition usually show no symptoms to indicate the buildup of this bad cholesterol, it is therefore imperative to have your blood cholesterol levels checked regularly.

To help in putting this bad cholesterol to check, an Israeli study conducted in 2000 shows that “dietary consumption of ginger extract significantly attenuates the LDL cholesterol levels.”

As ginger can help reduce the amount of “bad cholesterol” in the body, it can also boost the amount of “good cholesterol” known as “high-density lipoproteins” (HDL) that the body needs to function properly.

In addition with the benefits that result from ginger’s support of proper circulation and blood-cleansing properties, ginger root is able to encourage the transport and filtering of cholesterol throughout the body for use or removal.

Its detoxifying properties also encourage the liver’s proper processing of cholesterol. With this, the body is able to better regulate cholesterol levels and use the HDL cholesterol for the body’s optimal functioning and improved health.

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Ginger and Diabetes

The human body naturally produce a hormone called Insulin, produced by the pancreas. Whom primary function is to regulate blood-sugar level. Whenever we consume food, the sugars in those foods tell our body’s pancreas to release insulin; the insulin then allows the sugar that has been converted to blood glucose to enter the cells, which then use the glucose for energy.

Whenever there is an excess of the glucose, the excess glucose is stored in the liver and released as the body needs it for processes relating to hormonal balance, blood sugar levels, or enzymatic reactions that are necessary for insulin release.

Howbeit, when the blood glucose levels get too high, it result into what is called diabetes: Type I diabetes, or Type II diabetes. The lack of proper insulin functions can result in major health issues such as fatigue, poor healing ability, or amputation resulting from poor blood flow and delivery.

To correct this challenge of high blood sugar, medications for insulin-related conditions are commonly prescribed, but natural treatment alternatives that minimize the risk of side effects and promote the overall functioning and health of the body are sort after, of which Ginger has come to the forefront of these natural treatment.

In three scientific studies in 2005, the study that “ginger extract reduced blood levels of insulin by 10 percent and blood sugar by 35 percent,” the “ginger extract helps increase cells absorption of glucose independent of insulin,” and

that “ginger recipients experienced improved insulin sensitivity, lower levels of insulin, and significantly lower levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.”

Reduce Sugar Cravings

The urge to consume sugar by some people is practically uncontrollable, but what causes these recognized urges? Excessive stress, digestive troubles, hormone fluctuation, inadequate nutrient absorption, hunger, fatigue, low blood sugar levels, and even boredom or lack of focus can all be contributing factors to  sugar cravings.

Nevertheless, regardless of what the source of cravings may be, it’s no surprise that ginger can help. It’s able to specifically target and improve the main sources of sugar cravings. Hormonal imbalances, blood sugar fluctuations, irregular digestion, mood and focus, and even sleep quality can all be improved with the consumption of ginger. With its unique enzymes that assist in hormonal imbalance correction, fiber for blood sugar regulation, oils and nutrients that improve digestion, antioxidants that assist in cognitive functioning, and analgesics and dopamine-improving enzymes, ginger helps all of these areas naturally.

Morning Sickness and Ginger

Ginger has been most commonly prescribed to relieve morning sickness for centuries, and can help relieve the unpleasant symptoms associated with morning sickness while also promoting the health of almost every system related to the healthy development of a baby.

Providing B vitamins and folate, ginger not only helps regulate the hormonal balance of the mother and promote the healthy growth of the fetus, but also helps prevent the folate deficient condition known as Spina-bifida in the fetus.

The Amino acids, oils, and phytochemicals contained in ginger helps promote the absorption of the essential vitamins and minerals required by the mom and baby during pregnancy, reducing the risk of the deterioration of the mother’s stores of minerals like calcium to supply the baby’s needs.

With the combination of a calming effect on morning sickness, the provision of necessary nutrients, phytochemicals, oils, and enzymes that enhance healthy growth of both mom and baby, ginger root is the perfect go-to for any mom-to-be hoping to make the best out of pregnancy.

Ginger and Weight Loss

Ginger can help unlock the door to weight loss, activating the process of weight loss by enhancing the body’s absorption of essential vitamins and minerals, helping to ensure the body has ample amounts of the very nutrients it needs to thrive that may have been missing in a diet.

Also, through its natural provisions of metabolism-stimulating “spice,” ginger has shown to be an effective aid in minimizing cravings for unhealthy foods loaded with sugars, sodium, and unhealthy fats, while also increasing the metabolism’s rate of functioning and contributing to energy levels to further contributing to an increased calorie burn, with its ability to regulate hormones that can directly affect stress, sleep, focus, and energy production which are needed to maintain a healthy weight, ginger can provide the support necessary to all of the body’s systems naturally.

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Secret for superpower Memory Part 1

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The Greeks so worshiped memory that they made a goddess out of her- Mnemosyne. It was her name from which was derived the current word mnemonics, used to describe memory techniques.

In Greek and Roman times, senators would learn these techniques in order to impress other politicians and the public with their phenomenal powers of learning and memory, with these simple but sophisticated methods, the Romans were able to remember without fault thousands of items, including statistics relating to their empire, and became the rulers of their time.

Before the discovery of the physiological breakdown of brain functions in the left and right hemispheres by scientist, the Greeks had intuitively realized that there are two underlying principles that ensure perfect memory: imagination and association.  

Brief History of Memory

The exact date when and where the first integrated ideas on memory arose can’t be precisely stated. However, the first sophisticated concepts can be attributed to the Greeks, some 600 BC.

These ‘sophisticated’ ideas were surprisingly naive, especially since some of the men proposing they are numbered among the greatest thinkers the world has ever known.

In sixth century BC, Parmenides thought of memory as being a mixture of light and dark or heat and cold. He believed that as long as any given mixture remained unstirred, the memory would be perfect. As soon as the mixture was altered, forgetting occurred.

Diogenes of Apollonia advanced a different theory, in the fifth century BC. He suggested that memory was a process that consisted of events producing an equal distribution of air in the body, just Like Parmenides, he thought that when this equilibrium was disturbed, forgetting would occur.

In the fourth century BC, the first person to introduce a really major idea in the field of memory was Plato. His theory is known as the Wax Tablet Hypothesis and is still accepted by some people today, although there is growing disagreement.

He said that the mind accepted impressions in the same way that wax becomes marked when a pointed object is applied to its surface.

Plato assumed that once the impression had been made, it remained until it wore away with time, leaving a smooth surface once again.

This smooth surface was, of course, what Plato considered to be equivalent to complete forgetting – the opposite aspect of the same process.

Shortly after Plato, Zeno the Stoic slightly modified Plato’s ideas, suggesting that sensations actually ‘wrote’ impressions on the wax tablet. Like the Greeks before him, when Zeno referred to the mind and its memory, he did not place it in any particular organ or section of the body.

To him as to the Greeks, ‘mind’ was a very unclear concept. The first man to introduce a more scientific terminology was Aristotle, in the late fourth century BC.

He maintained that the language previously used was not adequate to explain the physical aspects of memory.

In applying his new language Aristotle attributed to the heart most of the functions that we now attribute to the brain.

Part of the heart’s function, he realized, was concerned with the blood, and he felt that memory was based on the blood’s movements. He thought that forgetting was the result of a gradual slowing down of these movements.

Furthermore, Aristotle made another important contribution to the subject of memory when he introduced his laws of association of ideas. The concept of association of ideas and images is now known to be of major importance to memory.

Also, in the third century before Christ, Herophilus introduced ‘vital’ and ‘animal’ spirits to the discussion. He thought that the vital, or ‘higher order’, spirits produced the ‘lower order’ animal spirits, which are the memory, the brain and the nervous system.

He concluded that man’s superiority over animals was the large number of creases in his brain; these creases are now known as the convolutions of the cortex.

 He, however, offered no reason for his conclusion until more than 2000 years later, that the real importance of the cortex was discovered.

Greeks were the first to seek a physical as opposed to a spiritual basis for memory; they developed scientific concepts and a language structure that helped the development of these concepts; and they contributed the Wax Tablet Hypothesis, which suggested that memory and forgetting were opposite aspects of the same process.

The next major contributor to memory theory was done by Galen in the second century AD. He was able to locate and delineate various anatomical and physiological structures and made further investigations into the function and structure of the nervous system.

He also assumed that memory and mental processes were part of the lower order of animal spirits. He thought that these spirits were manufactured in the sides of the brain and that, consequently, memory was seated there.

Galen thought that air was sucked into the brain and mixed with the vital spirits. This mixture produced animal spirits that were pushed down through the nervous system, enabling humans to experience sensation.

His ideas on memory were rapidly accepted and condoned by the church making his ideas doctrine, and as a result little progress was made in the field for 1500 years.

However, in the nineteenth century, some important advances occurred by reasons of development of science in Germany. Many of the ideas initiated by the Greeks were overthrown.

Modern Theory of Memory

Georg Prochaska, a Czech physiologist, finally and irrevocably rejected the age-old idea of animal spirits and others because no scientific basis to support them.

He said ‘Spatial localization may be possible,’ he said, ‘but we just do not know enough at the moment to make it a useful idea.’ It was not for some fifty years that localizing the area of memory function became a useful pursuit.

Another major theory in the nineteenth century was presented by a French physiologist, who ‘locate’ the memory in every part of the brain.

 He said that the brain acted as a whole and could not be considered as the interaction of elementary parts.

superpower Memory

Nowadays, memory research had advance because of advances in technology and methodology, such that psychologists and other thinkers in this field agree that memory is located in the cerebrum, which is the large area of the brain covering the surface of the cortex,

but the exact ‘localization’ of memory areas in this part of the brain is proving a difficult task, as is the accurate understanding of the function of memory itself.

Modern theory and research are divided into three main areas:

  1. Work on establishing a biochemical basis for memory
  2. Theories suggesting that memory can no longer be considered as a single process but must be broken down into divisions and
  3. The clinical surgeon Wilder Penfield’s work on brain stimulation.

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) and Memory

The biochemical basis for memory was initiated in the late 1950s. This theory suggests that RNA (ribonucleic acid), a complex molecule, serves as a chemical mediator for memory, which is produced by the substance DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), which is responsible for our genetic inheritance.

Many research on RNA lend support to the idea that RNA does indeed have a lot to do with the way in which we remember things.

Experiment showed that when RNA was taken from one rat and injected into another, the second rat ‘remembered’ things that he had never been taught but that the first rat had.

Why do I Forget Things?

On theories, theorists are saying that we should stop emphasizing ‘memory’ and concentrate more on the study of ‘forgetting’. Their position is that we do not so much remember as gradually forget.

Encompassing this idea is the duplex theory of remembering and forgetting. Stating that there are two different kinds of information retention: long-term and short term.

The short-term situation is one in which the idea is ‘in’ the brain but has not yet been properly coded and is therefore more readily forgotten.

In the long-term situation the idea has been completely coded, filed and stored, and it will probably remain there for years, if not for life.

Brain Stimulation

Doctor Wilder Penfield initiated direct brain stimulation by performing craniotomies which involves removal of a small section of the brain in order to reduce epileptic attacks,

and before operation, Penfield conducted a systematic electrical stimulation of the open brain, and the patient, who remained conscious, reported his experience after each stimulation.

To his amazement he observed that when he stimulated certain individual brain cells (the temporal lobe of the brain), his patients were suddenly recalling experiences from their past.

The patients emphasized that it was not simple memory, but that they actually were reliving the entire experience, including smells, noises, colors, movement, tastes. These experiences ranged from a few hours before the experimental session to as much as forty years earlier.

Penfield suggested that hidden within each brain cell or cluster of brain cells lies a perfect store of every event of our past and that if we could find the right stimulus we could replay the entire film.

The Power of Your Memory

Also, a Russian journalist referred to as Russian S (The Mind of a Mnemonist, by A. R. Luria)attended an editorial meeting, and it was noted to the consternation of others that he was not taking notes.

When pressed to explain why he wasn’t taking notes, the explanation that he gave for not taking notes himself was that he could remember what the editor was saying, so what was the point? Upon being challenged, ‘S’ reproduced the entire speech, word for word, sentence for sentence, and inflection for inflection.

After thirty years, he was to be tested and examined by Alexander Luria, Russia’s leading psychologist and expert on memory. Luria confirmed that ‘ S ‘ was in no way abnormal but that his memory was indeed perfect.

Luria also stated that at a very young age ‘S’ had ‘stumbled upon’ the basic mnemonic principles and that they had become part of his natural functioning. ‘S’ was not unique.

The history of education, medicine and psychology is dotted with similar cases of perfect memorizers. In every instance, their brains were found to be normal, and in every instance they had, as young children, ‘discovered’ the basic principles of their memory’s function.

Parts and functions of The Brain

Professor Roger Sperry received the Nobel Prize for discovering the physiological sections of the brain. Sperry discovered that each one of us has a brain that is divided into two physiological sections, each dealing with different mental functions. Showing that, in most of us, the left side of the brain deals with the following areas:

Parts and Functions of the Brain
  1. Logic
  2. Language
  3. Number
  4. sequencing and linearity
  5. analysis

While the right side of the brain deals with the following mental functions:

  1. Rhythm and music
  2. Imagination
  3. Daydreaming
  4. Color and Dimension

How can I remember anything?

Most of us are actively discouraged from using our imaginative abilities, and consequently learn very little about the nature of mental association,  which is pretty simply, if you want to remember anything, all you have to do is to associate (link) it with some known or fixed item , calling upon your imagination throughout.

The brain records every item to which it pays conscious attention and that this record is basically permanent, although it may be ‘forgotten’ in day-to-day living.

 Keys for superpower Memory

Mnemonic Techniques

‘Mnemonics’ or Memory Techniques is a system of ‘memory codes’ that enabled people to remember perfectly whatever it was they wished to remember.

these techniques have shown that if a person scores 9 out of 10 when using such a technique, that same person will score 900 out of 1000, 9000 out of 10,000,  and so on.

These techniques help us to delve into that phenomenal storage capacity we have and to pull out whatever it is that we need.

The Greeks belief that in order to remember well, you have to use every aspect of your mind, to do this well, you must include in your associated and linked mental landscape in the following ways:

Colour: Colours can improve your memory capacity by 50%. The more colour you use, the better your memory capacity.

Imagination power: Imagination is the powerhouse of your memory. The more vividly you can imagine, the more easily you will remember.

Rhythm: rhythm and variation of rhythm in your mental mind, can improve your memory.

Movement: Moving objects are easily remembered better than still ones. So, as often as possible, try to make your mental images move.

Sense organs: tasting, touching, smelling, seeing, hearing. The more you can involve all your senses in your memory image, the more you will remember it.

For example, if you have to remember that you have to buy bitter Kola, you stand a far better chance of not forgetting your task if you can actually imagine the taste of bitter kola as you touch it with your hands, bite into it with your mouth and taste it, see it as it is approaching your face, and hear yourself munching it.

Sex. Sex is one of our strongest drives, and if you apply this aspect of drive to your magnificent daydreaming ability, your memory will improve.

Sequencing and Ordering. Imagination alone is not enough for memory. Thus, in order to function well, your mind needs order and sequence. So as to categorize and structure things in such a way as to make them more easily accessible and easier retrieval of information.

Number. In orderto make ordering and sequencing easier, it is often advisable to use numbers.

Dimension. The right-brain has ability to picture mages in 3-D.

Key Image Word to remembering things

A ‘Key Memory Word’ is the constant hook on which the reader will hang other items he or she wishes to remember. This Key Memory Word is specifically designed to be an ‘Image Word’ that must produce a picture or image in the mind of the person using the memory system.

In using the mnemonic systems to remembering things, you will realize the importance of being sure that the pictures you build in your mind contain only the items you want to remember, and those items must be associated with or connected to Key Memory Images.

The connections between your basic Memory System. Images and the things you wish to remember should be as fundamental and uncomplicated as possible.

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SECRET KEY TO LIVING HEALTHY(2)

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CALORIC REDUCTION

According to Thomas Edison, American Inventor, he said ‘I KEEP MY HEALTH by dieting. People gorge themselves with rich foods, use up their time, ruin their digestion, and poison themselves….If the doctors would prescribe dieting instead of drugs, the ailments of normal man would disappear.

People living in developed countries have too much to eat of which may lead to Obesity, being overweight and cause a litany of illnesses, from cancer to stroke.

In the early twentieth century, William Jones, a medical doctor reported that a fasting spider will live longer than one that eats a normal diet.

These research was supported by studies at Cornell University in the 1930s showing that rats on a limited diet lived twice as long as other rats.

After fifty years, UCLA researchers released similar results involving mice; over the last decade, an increasing number of living creatures, from yeast to fish to dogs, have had their laboratory lives extended base on calorie restriction, indicated that eating less has positive effects on overall health.

AGE-RELATED DISORDER PREVENTION

Recent studies at the University of Wisconsin have shown that Calorie restriction can result in a reduced incidence of age-related disorders, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes,

while another study at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine also found that monkeys on restricted diets were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

The National Institute on Aging has conducted three pilot studies of calorie restrictions on humans called CALERIE, or the Comprehensive Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy on 132 men and women around the country to find out the effect of calorie restriction.

So far, the result is inconclusive but promising.

A number of studies have indicated that a calorie-restricted diet in which participants eat up to 25 percent less than they would normally eat reduces overall cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and blood pressure.

Calorie-restricted diet decreased the deterioration of nerves in the brain and increased the creation of nerves in animals with neurobiological diseases.

However, there’s a darker side to eating less: You must guard against undernourishment. On the whole, calorie-restricted diets involve eating 20 to 30 percent fewer calories while taking in the same amount of nutrients as before.

Meaning that you must be careful about your food choices, as several studies have shown that unsupervised calorie restriction can lead to many ills, such as: muscle loss, hormonal changes, fatigue, diarrhea, reduced bone density, gallstones, and, not surprisingly, irritability.

Tips, Calorie Restriction Society, founded in 1993

Avoid simple sugars and flours: generally, sugars and flours contain very little nutrition for their calorie content. Have high glycemic indices, which means that your body absorbs them quickly, leaving you wanting more a short time later.

Eat both green leafy salad and other, nonleaf vegetables. Vegetables contain the highest content of a wide variety of nutrients for their calorie content of any food group.

By volume and often by calories, vegetables are the major component of many calorie-restricted but not nutrient deficient diets.

Carefully select your protein and fat sources: protein and fat are required macro-nutrients, but their form can have a significant influence on a person’s risk factors for a wide variety of diseases.

Make sure your protein intake is sufficient but not overly abundant.

Recommendations for total protein intake range from 0.6 to 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight, and some recommendations are much higher. This is probably a minimum.

Select monounsaturated fats, avoid saturated fats, and consume some omega-3 fats.

Foods containing monounsaturated fats include:

  • olive oil,
  • almonds,
  •  hazel nuts, and avocados.

Most of your fat intake should be from these foods. A very small amount of fat should be in the form of omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fatty fish, salmon, for example and flax oil.

#Caution: Fatty foods, even healthy choices, are high in calories, so be sure that you carefully track your intake so as to stay within your calorie goal.

GEORGE BURNS’S EAT-LESS MENU

In his book ‘How to Live to Be 100—Or More’ in 1983, Burns wrote down his supposed diet, what many people today might not consider serious.

Fatty foods, even healthy choices, are high in calories, so be sure that you carefully track your intake so as to stay within your calorie goal.

Breakfast

  • small glass orange juice

     Bowl bran cereal with milk

  • cups coffee, black

‘I let the cereal soak in the milk so it gets a little soggy. That way it doesn’t make a noise when I’m eating, because I’m too tired from taking bows the night before’.

Lunch

Bowl of canned salmon with white vinegar and lemon

1 English muffin, toasted

  1. cup coffee, black

‘English muffins usually come sliced in half horizontally. I like each half sliced the same way, so the muffin is in four slices. That way I eat two slices and wind up eating just half a muffin.’

Dinner

  • Bowl of soup
  • Mixed green salad
  • Broiled fish
  • Two vegetables
  • 1 slice bread, buttered
  • 1 cup coffee, black
  • Ice cream

‘If it’s white fish, then I have green vegetables. Green and white go together beautifully. But if the fish is red snapper, then I don’t have green vegetables. I have yellow squash, even though I hate yellow squash. I can’t stand a meal where the colors clash.’

FACTS ON DETOXIFICATION

Detoxification— is the metabolic process by which the harmful qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body.

Detox allowed us to return to a state of natural purity in which the body can exercise its native intelligence and function as it has evolved to do: in harmony with nature.

Detox regimen involved eating lean, fresh, and often raw foods: “The fattier, more processed, and more adulterated our diet, the greater amount of it is retained in our bodies.

Our organs are stressed by their efforts to eliminate the toxic molecules. The less concentrated the diet, the more efficiently this elimination takes place—from the blood through the bowels, bladder, lungs, and skin—so the toxic aren’t retained in the cells.”

Detoxification can be done slowly by cutting out foods slowly: although you may still ate some meat, but no hot dogs, pork, fatty meats—only lean burgers on whole-wheat buns with lettuce and tomato and onion.

Changing from white rice to brown rice and from white to whole-wheat flour, drinking plenty of water early in the morning and consuming only natural juice without preservative and the likes.

Hydrotherapy

Colonic irrigation, known as colon hydrotherapy can also be carryout occasionally.

Colon irrigation is the practice of flushing the colon in our body with warm filtered water in order to loosen and remove accumulated waste that the body doesn’t need.

Colonic proponents believe that fecal matter sticks to the walls of the colon, hardens, impedes the organ’s function, and leads to the absorption of toxins into the bloodstream through the colon walls.

Think of it as the ultimate enema: Enemas typically cleanse only the lower colon with one infusion of water; colonics clean the entire organ using multiple infusions.

A typical colonic irrigation session starts with the colon therapist inserting a speculum into the anus of the patient. The speculum is attached to a plastic hose leading to a hydrotherapy machine containing warm water; sometimes mixed with herbs or other liquids.

After the water is pumped in, the colon responds by pushing the water and loosened feces out through the same tube in a reaction known as peristalsis.

This process usually lasts about an hour. Many people are willing to pay a great deal of money to have this done regularly.

Does Colonic Irrigation do any good?

This is an open debate, but many doctors don’t think so, and risks are involved, including the possibility that along with the bad you are flushing away the good—the friendly organisms that help your body thrive.

However, all kinds of substances are coursing through our body that have no right to be there—and which, in sufficient quantity, could lead to disease. Ridding the body of these aliens is the principle behind detoxification.

These toxic substances include synthetic chemicals, metals, organic detritus and unhealthy foods.

And while there are almost as many different ways to detoxify as there are toxics and toxins, all call for a limitation on consumption or a purgation of things already consumed.

Detoxification is not a uniquely human concept. Most animals do it too. You’ll often see a dog munching on some grass and vomiting shortly thereafter.

We aren’t very different from dogs in this respect. Our impulse to vomit after ingesting poison, rancid food, or excessive alcohol is a crude but crucial detox method.

In these situations, our internal detox system is overwhelmed, so we need to purge as much of the offending substance as we can, as quickly as possible.

THE LIVER, THE LARGEST INTERNAL ORGAN

The liver filters these bad substance out of the bloodstream at a rate of more than a quart of blood per minute
Healthy detoxification

Our body is actually in a constant state of detoxification. Our liver, the largest internal organ, has many functions, including processing our blood, transforming toxins such as alcohol, drugs, and environmental pollutants into water-soluble substances that can be removed in your urine or feces.

The liver filters these bad substance out of the bloodstream at a rate of more than a quart of blood per minute.

While circulatory and lymphatic systems transport toxic substances from every part of our body to the kidneys and liver, where they are either filtered and processed into waste or transformed and stored as a benign molecule in a fat cell.

Even without threat of poison in the body from the outer environmental, our liver would still need to detoxify the toxins produced by our own bodies. These substances include hormones, chemicals that control body functions.

After the threat has passed, these hormones are swept out of the cells and removed from our bloodstream by the kidneys and liver. Otherwise, you’d remain in a state of permanent stress and quickly succumb to hypertension.

Then, if our bodies naturally and automatically detoxify, why have so many special programs claiming to optimize and maximize, or stimulate detoxification cropped up in the last few years?

Has the world become more toxic?

Definitely, many chemicals used commonly today were completely absent from our environment just a century ago. These chemicals: PHTHALATES, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS(PCBS), FORMALDEHYDE, CARBAMATE INSECTICIDES, TRIAZINE HERBICIDES, AND NITRATES, DIOXINS, HEAVY METALS.

All have been linked to health problems—and all are commonly found in the bodies of adults in developed countries.

Study by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City found an average of ninety-one different chemicals in the bodies of research subjects; nearly all were known to be either toxic to the brain, carcinogenic, or teratogenic (causing birth defects).

Few long-term studies have been completed on the benefits of detoxification—in fact, no one really knows yet how well detox programs work, so be wary of any that offer you a guarantee.

However, rates of diseases, including cancer and liver disease, that are linked to toxic exposures are increasing. If you decrease your body’s level of synthetic chemicals, chances are good that your health will improve.

Nevertheless, the best and most common way to detoxify is probably the least expensive: FASTING.

Countless number of fasting regimens exist; almost all of them require you to avoid meats, processed foods, anything altered chemically or created with additives, as well as caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine.

Before embarking in it, make sure to read up on a fast before starting, doing it healthy, appropriate and consulting your doctor.

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