Monday, May 31, 2010

Caster oil

Castor Oil Cures

Though we mainly know it as one of Edgar Cayce's most famous remedies, castor oil has a long history of traditional medical use dating back to ancient Egypt. Derived from the castor bean, the oil was traditionally used internally as a laxative. However, now it is primarily used externally due to its potential toxicity.

A castor oil pack is placed on the skin to increase circulation and to promote elimination and healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. It is used to stimulate the liver, relieve pain, increase lymphatic circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve digestion.

Castor oil packs are a traditional holistic treatment for a range of conditions, such as: cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), poor eliminations, epilepsy, various liver conditions such as cirrhosis and torpid liver, scleroderma, headaches, appendicitis, arthritis, incoordination between assimilations and eliminations, colitis, intestinal disorders such as stricture and colon impaction, incoordination between nervous systems, neuritis, and toxemia.

Castor oil packs are made by soaking a piece of flannel in castor oil and placing it on the skin. The flannel is covered with a sheet of plastic, and then a hot water bottle is placed over the plastic to heat the pack.

A castor oil pack can be placed on the following body regions:

The right side of the abdomen to stimulate the liver; inflamed and swollen joints, bursitis, and muscle strains; the abdomen to relieve constipation and other digestive disorders; the lower abdomen in cases of menstrual irregularities and uterine and ovarian cysts.

Safety precautions: Castor oil should not be taken internally. It should not be applied to broken skin, or used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or during menstrual flow.

* Three layers of undyed wool or cotton flannel large enough to cover the affected area
* Castor oil
* Plastic wrap cut 1-2" larger than the flannel (can be cut from a plastic bag)
* Hot water bottle
* Container with lid
* Old clothes and sheets. Castor oil will stain clothing and bedding.

Place the flannel in the container. Soak it in castor oil so that it is saturated, but not dripping. Place the pack over the affected body part. Cover with plastic. Place the hot water bottle over the pack. Leave it on for 45-60 minutes. Rest while the pack is in place. After removing the pack, cleanse the area with a dilute solution of water and baking soda. Store the pack in the covered container in the refrigerator. Each pack may be reused up to 25-30 times.

It is generally recommended that a castor oil pack be used for 3 to 7 days in a week to treat a health condition or for detoxificatio

Thursday, May 27, 2010

apple cider vinegar

Yes i have do use it in many ways as i copied from the internet all so use it to wash my vegetables mix it with water...

Apple Cider Vinegar, that wonderful old-timers home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy -- we're convinced! From the extensive feedback we've received over the past 8 years, the reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous. They include cures for allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, and gout. Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks!

Apple Cider Vinegar is also wonderful for pets, including dogs, cats, and horses. It helps them with arthritic conditions, controls fleas & barn flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats!

If you can get over the taste of apple cider vinegar, you will find it one of the most important natural remedies in healing the body. As a wonderful side effect of drinking apple cider vinegar every day, we've discovered that it brings a healthy, rosy glow to one's complexion! This is great news if you suffer from a pale countenance.


As you know, Earth Clinic has recommended the standard 2 teaspoons in 8 oz of water 3x a day for years now. For more severe conditions, we recommended 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water 3x a day. We now think that less vinegar, more water is an optimal way of taking apple cider vinegar daily unless you are treating an acute condition like acid reflux, cough, bronchitis, or sore throat (in which case the stronger concoction of 2 TBS ACV to 8 OZ of water 3x a day recipe is suggested).

For daily maintenance, weight loss and pH balancing, we now suggest the following:

2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar
16 ounces of water
Sip, don't chug!

We suggest 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that you'll sip throughout the day, rather than drinking the whole concoction at once 3 times a day. You will be keeping your pH in a constant, alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually 1-2 tall glasses of the concoction are all you'll need each day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

flax and it's benefit's

Flax Seed Nutrition
Yes, flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese, but this little seed is just getting started. There are three additional nutrient groups which flax seed has in abundance, and each has many benefits.

Flax seed is Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are a key force against inflammation in our bodies. Mounting evidence shows that inflammation plays a part in many chronic diseases including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and even some cancers. This inflammation is enhanced by having too little Omega-3 intake (such as in fish, flax, and walnuts), especially in relation to Omega-6 fatty acid intake (in such oils as soy and corn oil). In the quest to equalize the ratio of these two kinds of oils, flax seed can be a real help.

Most of the oil in flax seeds is alpha linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is an Omega-3 which is a precursor to the fatty acids found in salmon and other fatty cold-water fish (called EPA and DHA). Because not everyone is able to easily convert ALA into EPA and (especially) DHA, it is best not to rely solely on flax for your Omega-3 intake, but ALA also has good effects of its own, and definitely helps in the Omega 3/6 balance.

Flax Seed is High in Fiber: You’d be hard-pressed to find a food higher in fiber -- both soluble and insoluble -- than flax. This fiber is probably mainly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax. Fiber in the diet also helps stabilize blood sugar, and, of course, promotes proper functioning of the intestines.

Phytochemicals: Flax seed is high in phytochemicals, including many antioxidants. It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances which tend to balance female hormones. There is evidence that lignans may promote fertility, reduce peri-menopausal symptoms, and possibly help prevent breast cancer. In addition, lignans may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Note that a) flax seeds need to be ground to make the nutrients available (otherwise they just “pass through”) and b) flax seed oil alone contains neither the fiber nor the phytochemicals of whole flax seed meal.
Flax Seed Safety and Side Effects
Concerns about flax seed revolve around four potential issues. However, remember that a lot of research about the wonders of flax show little or no problems from eating it –- to the contrary, it has shown many benefits.

Big Fiber Load: Since flax has such a high fiber content, it's best to start with a small amount and increase slowly, otherwise cramping and a "laxative effect" can result. People with irritable bowel syndrome may have an especially strong reaction to it, and should be extra-careful. More about fiber, including tips to prevent problems.

Oxidation/Rancidity: The oil in flax is highly unsaturated. This means that it is very prone to oxidation (rancidity) unless it is stored correctly. The very best way is nature’s own storage system – within the seed. Flax seeds not exposed to large amounts of heat stay safe to eat for at least a year. However, flax meal, and especially flax oil, are a different story. The meal, stored away from heat and light, will keep fresh for a few months, and the oil must be protected by refrigeration in dark containers, preferably being consumed within a few weeks of opening.

Actually, the surprising thing about flax is not that the oils go rancid, but that they don’t go rancid as quickly as we would think, considering how unsaturated they are. The oils are quite stable when the seeds are used in baked foods, for example. Researchers theorize that this is due to the high levels of antioxidants in the seeds.

Hormonal Effects: Lignans contain phytoestrogens. Although research has shown them to be beneficial so far, it is unknown what effect high doses of phytoestrogens might have.

Cyanide: Like many other foods (cashews, some beans, and others), flax contains very small amounts of cyanide compounds, especially when consumed raw. Heat, especially on dry flax seeds, breaks these compounds down. However, our bodies have a capacity to neutralize a certain amount of these compounds, and the US government agencies say that 2 tablespoons of flaxseed (~3 T of flax meal) is certainly safe and is probably an “effective dose” for health purposes. Various researchers who have used up to 6 daily tablespoons of the seed in different studies indicate that the amount they were using was safe.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

coral calcium

The most common elements in Coral Calcium are calcium and magnesium. The trace mineral analysis is impressive and could very well account for the many health benefits that this product seems to bring about. Our industrialized society has been severely depleted of these micronutrient elements and they are essential for the proper functioning of all body cells. Several years ago, Congressional documents Number 23476 said there is not enough minerals in the soil to support health for our bodies. The mineral have to be in the soil first in order to get into our food products and then into our bodies. If we don't use food supplements to keep us healthy, we certainly cannot be healthy. Coral Calcium contains 74 trace minerals, supplying our bodies with the minerals it needs. Coral Calcium minerals are naturally ionized (nature's smallest form, 1000 times smaller than colloidal) allowing for almost total bioavailability. Considering all of the major minerals, Calcium is of utmost importance! Almost twice as much Calcium is needed as any other mineral. In Okinawa, Japan, you will find very little disease or doctors. These people just don't get sick with the diseases we face here. The one thing that makes them different from us is they ingest 1000's of milligrams of calcium daily. It's found naturally in their drinking water. If you don't acknowledge this factor, you cannot be healthy. Good health is no accident. We all must drink lots of good water ever day, get in the sunshine, and get all the minerals needed daily. This requires daily supplements. These are approximately 74 'trace' minerals present in very low parts per millions (ppm's). HHA Coral Calcium will not be contraindicated with any current medications or other supplements you might be taking. This product is 100% safe with no negative side effects.

coral calcium

My studies show that PH for health needs to be alkaline...

The issue of body acidity and alkalinity is beginning to show some importance in the overall health of the body. Many alternative practitioners of alternative medicine believe that modern lifestyle is pushing many people to a body status of acidity (low pH). Acidosis (overly acidic body) is the primary indicator of a Mineral Deficiency Disease. Scientists have discovered that the body fluids of healthy people are alkaline (high pH) whereas the body fluids of sick people are acidic (low pH). Scientists have found that healthy people have systems that are alkaline. Scientists have also found that over 200 degenerative diseases are linked to Mineral Deficiency - including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, gall and kidney stones, and many more. It has been proposed that the intake of alkaline metals (like calcium), may assist in helping to neutralize the body acidity in a positive manner. For instance, many people that have arthritic conditions, have a low pH and their symptoms are made worse by eating acidic foods like tomatoes and oranges. The ability of Coral Calcium to help with the body's balancing of the pH may prove to be one of it's most important health benefits.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Longevity- here are 20 tips

20 tips to increase your longevity Want to make sure you live a long, rich life? Here are 20 tips to help you get to 100.

By Anne Bokma

Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, the world's oldest person, died in 1997 at the age of 122. Her longevity probably had a lot to do with her zest for life – at 85 she took up fencing and at 100 she was still riding a bike.

According to the 2006 Census, there are about 4,600 people over the age of 100 in Canada, and number that's grown 22 per cent from 2001. And by 2031, there will be some 14,000 Canadian centenarians.

Hope to live to 100? Heed the following 20 tips and you just might make it.

1. Stay trim: Extra weight puts you at risk for heart attack, diabetes, cancer and other diseases that can shave years off your life.

2. Eat well and prosper: You know the drill – 10 servings of fruits and veggies a day (the more colourful the better), lots of whole grains and cut down on salt, fat and sugar.

3. Don't smoke: Need we say more?

4. Have kids later: A woman who bears a child after age 40 has four times of a greater chance of living to 100 than women who give birth earlier in life, according to NECS.

5. Feed your head: Do crosswords, learn a new language, take up a hobby, attend a lecture and figure out how to Twitter and Skype. All these things will keep your mind engaged.

6. Stay fit: Regular exercise keeps your body strong and is the best insurance against disease and injury.

7. Be the life of the party: Or at least maintain social connections by having close ties with friends and family. Such connections can help ward off depression, boost your body's immune system and help you live longer.

8. Develop stress-busting habits: Walk, meditate, talk to a friend or play music. Learn stress management, as it's one of the keys to disease prevention.

9. Lend a helping hand: Volunteering makes you happier, healthier and live a longer life. Studies from the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service show a strong link between volunteering and longevity.

10. Get married: Plenty of studies show that married folks live longer than their unmarried counterparts. And marriage is especially beneficial for men – a 2010 study from Germany's Ruhr Graduate School in Economics found married men were 6 per cent more likely to go to the doctor – probably because their wives encouraged them to have a regular checkup.

11. Have more sex: An active sex life is closely connected with a longer life. A 2010 report in the American Journal of Cardiology shows that men who have sex two or three times a week have a lower risk of heart disease by 45 per cent.

12. Laughter really is the best medicine: A University of Maryland study found that 15 minutes of laughter a day can improve blood flow to the heart by 50 per cent, which helps reduce heart disease.

13. Keep your cool: "He that can have patience, can have what he will," said Benjamin Franklin. That may include a longer life. Men who frequently express anger are more than twice as likely to have a stroke than those who control their tempers, according to a 1999 study reported in the journal Stroke.

14. Get the right amount of shut-eye: A 2002 study conducted by the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in California on the sleep habits of one million Americans found people who sleep between six and a half and seven and a half hours a night live the longest. It also found that people who sleep eight hours or more, or less than six and a half hours, don't live quite as long.

15. Take a daily multivitamin: A report from Harvard Medical School advises a regular dose of supplements, including calcium and vitamin D, can help lengthen life.

16. Daily flossing can add years to your life: Poor oral health is related to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Studies done at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with the Centers for Disease Control, indicated that people with gingivitis and periodontitis have a mortality rate that is 23 to 46 per cent higher than those who don't.

17. Play fetch with Fido: People who have pets are less lonely and depressed and also get more exercise, all of which can add years to their lives.

18. Be part of a spiritual community: Many large-scale studies show that people who regularly attend religious services live longer, happier and healthier lives.

19. Have a regular medical checkup: Many diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease can be treated or even prevented if caught early enough.

20. Look for blue skies: One quality most centenarians share is optimism. If you want to live a long life, your attitude counts.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

what helped me with my inflamation

I have hurt my right knee many time and now it is inflamed. I had this problem for two years and couldn't run or even walk a long way. I used to walk at least for and hour or more.

Most of us have heard water is good cleanser but I didn't like drinking water only when I was really thirsty. I read some where that if we add a little sea salt or Himalayan salt- just a pitch- it would help because the salt adds thirst and has an influence on the electrolytes. I started to drink my water with just a very little salt and I drank my water willingly- my knee started to feel better. Now I add also chlorophyll to my water. This has given me health and my knee is improving as we speak as the saying goes...

Just a note of experience...


How a Detox Diet Can Drive Inflammation Out Of your Body
July 22, 2009 | By Sandy Halliday In Detox, Healthy Eating |

We normally associate the word inflammation with pain, swelling and redness and joint stiffness but did you know that many of the common diseases that people suffer with these days are related to chronic inflammation?

Researchers have found that chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, some cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, eczema, psoriasis, asthma, diabetes and many others are related to underlying inflammation in the body. Even aging is due to an inflammatory process in the skin. So you are probably wondering what this has to do with a detox diet?

First let’s have a look at what exactly inflammation is.

Inflammation is a normal response of the body to fight an infection. For example if you get an infection your body produces a fever a part of the process to kill the bacteria or virus that is causing it. And inflammation is part of the healing process. If you have an injury your body produces inflammation as part of the process that repairs and heals it. We could not do without it

But in some cases a low grade inflammatory process is constantly switched on. When this happens you become more susceptible to disease and the aging process. You may have low grade inflammation for hears without knowing it because the body can control it to a certain extent for a while. Then one day you start to get niggling symptoms and realize that something is not right.

What causes chronic inflammation?

Many factors, including stress, emotions, diet and lifestyle, contribute to inflammation.

* Stress causes an increased output of cortisol from the adrenal glands which fuels inflammation.

* Lack of sleep places a stress on the body and an increase in cortisol

* Too much fat, sugar, protein, processed and junk foods, sodas and caffeine

* An imbalance of organisms in your gut causes your immune system to overreact.

* Toxins from food, water, your environment and personal care products

* Food sensitivity or intolerance and food allergies cause low grade inflammation

* Leaky gut – an increase in the permeability of the intestinal lining can result in toxins leaking from the bowel resulting in inflammation.

* Obesity – the fatty tissues of the body secrete hormones that regulate the immune system and inflammation, but in the case of an overweight individual this can become out of control.

* Dehydration makes inflammation worse

You are probably beginning to see now how a detox diet can help drive inflammation out of your body. When you cleanse your bowel and body of toxins, heal a leaky gut, restore the balance of gut organisms, reduce stress and avoid foods that contribute to inflammation you dramatically reduce and prevent inflammation.

Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods

There has been a lot of research on which foods contribute to inflammation and which foods are anti-inflammatory. The food you eat has a direct impact on the inflammation in your body.

Inflammatory foods

* Sugar, all types (white sugar, brown sugar, confectioners sugar, corn syrup, processed corn fructose, turbinado sugar, etc)

* Processed (refined) foods including processed meats

* Junk food & most fast food, fried food

* Excess red meat and fatty meat

* High saturated fat foods

* Food additives

* White bread

* Ice Cream

* Snack Foods

* Oils such as vegetable and corn (unless cold pressed)

* Hydrogenated, trans fats and heated polyunsaturated oils

* Soda, caffeine and alcohol

Anti-inflammatory foods

* Fresh whole fruits, vegetables

* Dark green leafy vegetables

* Bright multi-colored vegetables

* Cold water low mercury oily fish

* Green tea

* Olive oil (good quality)

* Lean poultry

* Nuts, especially very fresh walnuts, legumes and seeds

* Low glycemic load foods

* Pure Water

* Spices, especially Turmeric and Ginger

The Detox Diet & Control of Inflammation

If you have been reading about detox diets you will recognize that the inflammatory foods are the ones that are excluded on a detox diet and the anti-inflammatory ones are the ones that are included. While poultry is not always included on a detox diet it is part of the maintenance diet.

If you have any of the health conditions that are associated with low grade inflammation, want to get off anti-inflammatory drugs or have been eating a pro-inflammatory diet and want to prevent inflammatory disease in the future a detox diet is the ideal solution.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Turmeric is a rust-colored spice, lighter in color than paprika. Turmeric has a slightly earthy taste, and is commonly used in east Asian and Hungarian dishes. This spice is known not just for its aroma and taste, but also for its medicinal properties. Turmeric,known as curcumin, reduces inflammation in the body, and recent medical studies indicate that men who eat turmeric consistently have lower levels of prostate cancer. Reducing inflammation in the body is a key component to good, long health, so learning how to use turmeric to reduce inflammation and pain in your life can have long-term health benefits that far exceed just using this spice as a food additive.
Difficulty: Easy
Things You'll Need:

* dried turmeric powder

How to Use Turmeric to Reduce Inflammation and Pain
Step 1

Buy turmeric in bulk. You will gradually work up to one teaspoon of turmeric consumed each day, so buying turmeric in smaller bottles will not be cost effective. Look at organic food stores or online for bulk turmeric supplies.
Step 2

Add 1/4 of a teaspoon to your diet. Popular turmeric options include sprinkling it on scrambled eggs, adding it to soups, adding turmeric to stir fry, or mixing it into sauces such as pasta sauce, or salad dressings.
Step 3

Increase your turmeric intake to 1/2 of a teaspoon per day after a few weeks. Consider adding a dash of cayenne pepper as well, to help boost your turmeric and make it more effective.
Step 4

Eat 1 teaspoon per day after a month or so. Turmeric is very beneficial as an anti-inflammatory in the digestive tract,and as an aid for the liver. You may find you digest meals better. Add extra turmeric to your diet after overeating, or after consuming gassy foods that might leave you bloated.
Step 5

Maintain your consumption of turmeric and evaluate any pain or anti-inflammatory medications you may take. Consult a doctor before making any changes. Some people with chronic pain issues find that turmeric provides great relief for such conditions as uveitis and arthritis.

Consider eating turmeric,cinnamon, and cayenne pepper together. All three are powerful anti-inflammatories,and cinnamon may help reduce inflammation and aid with diabetic issues.