Turmeric: Can It Change Your Life?

From osteoarthritis to depression, cancer to Alzheimer’s, this natural herb is a very effective treatment for these diseases, and so much more. The benefits of this herb are so numerous, and unlike many other herbs, this is a very fast-acting herbal benefit for the body.

Turmeric is an orange colored herb that is frequently used in curry, and other recipes containing Curry spices. This herb is underutilized for the powerful health benefits it contains. Turmeric comes from the Curcumin plant, and is a cousin to the commonly known ginger root. Turmeric is often used in Ayurvedic medicine to help the body on an overall level.

Some health benefits you may find surprising about Turmeric are:

Easing ear infection: Many people looking for holistic remedies for ear infection use mixtures of garlic and tea tree oil. Many add Turmeric to that mix for it’s helpful healing ingredients as well.

Tumor shrinking: With high enough doses, many people find that the size of tumors in their body will dramatically shrink, and in many cases disappear completely, leaving the healthy cells undamaged.

Osteoarthritis: Turmeric is wonderful for easing the pain of achy joints attributed to Osteoarthritis. 1500mgs a day is suggested to help ease the inflammation within the joints.

Treating sprains/strains: In Ayurvedic medicine, a paste is often made to treat strains and sprains of the body. This paste usually includes lime, salt (Epsom salt is ok too), and Turmeric.

Depression/Anxiety: *Researchers with the Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India performed a study comparing the effects of turmeric (curcumin) and Prozac (fluoxetine). The randomized and controlled clinical study determined turmeric was as effective as Prozac in treating major depressive disorder. Turmeric treatment was also absent of dangerous side effects often found in Prozac use.

Irritable/Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome: Scientists are still unsure exactly what it is about this powerful herb that helps with IBS. What they are sure of, however, is the fact that it has proven results with patients of IBS.

Heart Disease: Turmeric helps rebuild blood vessel walls, which in turn help improve the stress on the heart, decreasing the risk/damage of heart disease.

Antioxidant: Turmeric works as an antioxidant for the cells, fighting free radicals in the body, and helping to maintain healthy cells.

There are so many more wonderful benefits to this powerful herb. This should be a staple in everyone’s diet, even for those who have no health conditions. The simple benefit of this herb can make a world of a difference.

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Are You A Realist?

We live in a society now that everyone wants to be real but everyone can’t take the realness.  Being real doesn’t mean having all of your ducks in a row.  It simply means you can show your faults and not be ashamed. I’ve learned over the years the people love and respect realness.

If anyone asks me for advice, I will tell them the truth. Not because I’m being real, but because I love that person enough to tell them truth. Being truthful isn’t always well received, so we find ourselves keeping things to ourselves or saying those things that make our girlfriends feel good.   Being real can make for some great friendships because your friends will know that when they ask your opinion, you will give it to them in love.

I pride myself on being real and giving the best advice I can.  When my girlfriend leaves my presence I want her to feel better than she did when she came to talk to me.  Sugarcoating never helps the situation. There are some conversations that need to be had. In not telling the truth, you or your friend can’t grow.  Friendship isn’t always about hanging out and having fun, they are in your life for a reason.  That reason should be to want the best for your friends, and when you give your advice or opinion give your advice in love.  This is not the opportunity for you to rip into them.  Love and kindness always prevails!

So I ask you are you a realist or a sugar coater?

 

 

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Chlorella: What You Don’t Know Could Save Your Life

Chlorella seems to be the new health craze nowadays. Is all of the buzz about this simple algae plant worth it? Indeed it is!

Chlorella is held in high regard for its health benefits. It is a potent source for many nutrients such as B12, commonly found in proteins. It also contains B1, B2, folic acid, and vitamins C, A, and K.

Chlorella also has significant antioxidant properties and helps to flush toxins from the body. It provides the body a natural energy boost in lieu of coffee, energy drinks, etc.

Often referred to as nature’s multivitamin because it is packed with so many nutrients, chlorella also contains other important minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. The plant is an amazing detoxifier, as it binds with toxins, chemicals and heavy metals, and moves them out of the body rapidly.

The plant has been studied for its effectiveness in many diseases and conditions such as cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, female reproductive issues, digestive issues and so much more. It is also highly touted as a weight loss supplement. It should definitely be a staple in everyone’s diet for the significant health benefits.

Due to the fact that this plant has so many powerful properties, a question arises: how do we take it in order to fully capitalize on its benefits? Well, I’m glad you asked! First, the best type of chlorella to find is one that says “broken cell wall” chlorella. This is because the tough outer cell also protects this algae, and is basically indigestible to us. Our internal enzymes are not strong enough to digest this powerful plant without the cell wall being broken for us.

The other thing to consider is the source of your chlorella. As I mentioned earlier, this plant is an algae, and therefore grows in water. If the water source is polluted, the algae will draw in the toxins, as well.

Chlorella is widely used in Asian countries and has been for some time. So if your chlorella comes from anywhere near a nuclear plant leak, or anywhere else that is not a freshwater source, you will be introducing chemicals to your body while trying to rid it of chemicals. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?

Women who develop anemia through loss of blood and iron during menstruation can truly benefit from this plant, as its levels of iron are very high. This could pose a problem if you have a condition where your body has too much iron already, so be cautious.

Chlorella is also known to be an immune system booster, as it kills off parasites, bacteria and viruses that try to take host in the body and cause illness and disease. It also combats cancer cells by protecting the healthy cells from free radicals in the body which can cause cells to mutate and turn cancerous.

Many people add this plant powder to their smoothies to get the health benefits from it. It is not recommended as a daily supplement; however, it can be taken in smoothies up to three times a week. As always, rotate the greens you add to your smoothies. Everything in moderation.

Chlorella is an amazing plant that deserves of all of the rave reviews it gets. As with everything else, just take some simple precautions, and know the source of your chlorella before you begin taking it. Enjoy the health benefits of this green algae.

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