Health Alert! Secrets of the Processed Food Industry
Health Alert! Secrets of the Processed Food Industry
Health Alert! Secrets of the Processed Food Industry
keep a bottle of 100,000 HU Cayenne Pepper at my office, in a laptop
brief case, car glove box,
home, bathrooms, kitchen cabinet, etc. One teaspoon (couple capsules
opened) in hot water, drink it down. It's supposedly well documented to
stop a heart attack fast while waiting for the EMTs, or next step...get
to a hospital fast.
There are many documented cases of an Oriental doctor who used this routinely. He always said, if the patient was still alive when he got there, he could stop the heart attack immediately.
I've always thought that was kind of funny. The body is in full blown heart attack mode, patient drinks a teaspoon full of 100,000 heat unit cayenne pepper in hot water, and the body must say, "WOOOOOO! STOP THE HEART ATTACK, WHAT THE HELL DID HE JUST DRINK?"
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by: PF Louis
Tags: cayenne pepper, healing, herbal medicine
(NaturalNews) When the famous master herbalist Dr. John Christopher was bothered by stomach ulcer problems as a student, one of his herbal instructors recommended young John drink a solution of cayenne pepper powder in water daily.
At first, Dr. Christopher thought this was a contradiction. How could something so hot help his ulcers? But he bravely took the advice and to his surprise, it did cure his ulcers. Following that experience, Dr. Christopher become a zealous advocate of cayenne for both heart issues and for boosting the efficacy of some of his other herbal formulas.
Christopher has even documented cases where he helped patients come out of heart attacks using only a teaspoon of cayenne powder in a cup of warm water. He isn't alone; there are several anecdotes of people recovering from serious heart attacks by downing cayenne teas or tinctures. (Sources below)
One of Dr. Christophers interns, Dr. Richard Schulze, ND, MH, took up the cause proclaiming, "If you only master one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It's more powerful than any other." Both Schulze and Christopher recommend taking a half to full teaspoon of cayenne powder in water two to three times daily as an overall health tonic.
And as is true with all our Food for Life Sprouted Grain Products, we only use the very best ingredients and baking methods to ensure you truly get the very most out of your food.
How To Eat Frozen Bread
I've been eating Ezekiel Bead daily for four years now. Normally 1 to 2 slices at breakfast, 1 slice at lunch, and a slice for dinner. I also might have toasted Ezekiel Bread with butter and jelly as a snack, either mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
For the first three years I kept it frozen in the freezer. Everyday I would struggle to break off a slice or two to toast as needed. Sometimes it was easy, other times it was a solid frozen rock and I would break pieces trying to get them loose. Occasionally I would buy a loaf with more moisture content where it was almost impossible to break slices loose. When that happened I put that loaf in the fridge and let it thaw. But, by doing this I discovered something I want to pass on here.
Today, after over 4 years of experience with Ezekiel Bread I leave it frozen until I'm ready to open a loaf. Once opened I don't put it back in the freezer. I put it in the fridge. Because I'm eating 4 to 6 slices a day, it's fine for up to a week or two thawed in the fridge.
Here's another trick I've learned over the years. When traveling I use a frozen block of Ezekiel Bread at the bottom of the cooler like ice. I take butter and clean jelly with me, and a cheap plastic toaster. At a quarter a slice Ezekiel Bread is cheaper than nutrition bars. With real butter and organic jelly it's packed with nutrients too.
Just lightly toast Ezekiel Bread to maintain the nutrients and amino acids.
Friday, July 18, 2014 by: Paul Fassa
Tags: summer desserts, cheesecake, healthy snacks
(NaturalNews) Summertime is the perfect time to indulge in healthy, cooling desserts. Here's a delicious desert that's nutritious enough for you and your family to enjoy guilt free all summer long.
Raw Orange and Blueberry "Cheesecake"
Ingredients for Crust:
* Two cups of raw nuts
* One cup of dates or raisins
* A pinch of salt
Ingredients for Orange Cheesecake:
* Three cups of raw cashews
* 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
* 1/2 cup of agave/maple syrup
* 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
* One lemon, juiced
* Zest of all of the oranges that you juiced
* A pinch of salt
Ingredients for Blueberry Layer:
* Two cups of organic blueberries (I used frozen blueberries.)
* 1/4 cup of the orange cheesecake mixture
1. To make the crust, process the nuts and dates/raisins in your food processor until the nuts have become crumbs and the mixture sticks together when you press it. Press it into the bottom of a spring-form pan and put it in the fridge.
2. To make the orange cheesecake, blend all of the ingredients (except the orange zest) in your high speed blender until very smooth. Then, add in the orange zest with a spoon. Reserve 1/4 cup of this mixture for the blueberry topping, but pour the rest onto your crust and put it in the freezer.
3. To make the blueberry layer, blend the blueberries and the 1/4 cup of the cheesecake mixture in your food processor or blender until creamy. It should still have small pieces of blueberry in it for texture. Spread this mixture over your cheesecake and keep it in the freezer or fridge overnight. If you can wait a day -- this mixture is best after two days (and not frozen, of course). Enjoy with sliced oranges and blueberries!
You can view what these deserts look like in the sources below.
Sources for this article include:
About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding them towards direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom.
You can check out his many non-compromising cutting edge, non-fluff articles here http://www.naturalnews.com/Author712.html
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Combine all the ingredients for the base in the food processor and blend until smooth. If you want a crunchier base, pulse and don't blend for as long.
Spread a base layer and pat down flat.
Blend all the filling ingredients together, and pour in coconut oil at the end (it's easier if you warm up the oil to a liquid consistency). It should end up being a thick, mousse-like consistency.
Pour on top of the base and refrigerate overnight.
If you want to add toppings, do it before putting the cheesecake in the refrigerator to set. You can use cacao nibs, granola, or whatever else you like!
“Overweight and obese people appear to really have options when choosing a weight-loss program, including a low-carb diet, and even if it means eating more fat,” says the studies’ lead investigator exercise physiologist Kerry Stewart, Ed.D.
Stewart, a professor of medicine and director of clinical and research exercise physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute, says his team’s latest analysis is believed to be the first direct comparison of either kind of diet on the effects to vascular health, using the real-life context of 46 people trying to lose weight through diet and moderate exercise. The research was prompted by concerns from people who wanted to include one of the low-carb, high-fat diets, such as Atkins, South Beach and Zone, as part of their weight-loss program, but were wary of the diets’ higher fat content.
In the first study, scheduled to be presented June 3 at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Denver, the Hopkins team studied 23 men and women, weighing on average 218 pounds and participating in a six-month weight-loss program that consisted of moderate aerobic exercise and lifting weights, plus a diet made up of no more than 30 percent of calories from carbs, such as pastas, breads and sugary fruits. As much as 40 percent of their diet was made up of fats coming from meat, dairy products and nuts. This low-carb group showed no change after shedding 10 pounds in two key measures of vascular health: finger tip tests of how fast the inner vessel lining in the arteries in the lower arm relaxes after blood flow has been constrained and restored in the upper arm (the so-called reactive hyperemia index of endothelial function), and the augmentation index, a pulse-wave analysis of arterial stiffness.
Low-carb dieters showed no harmful vascular changes, but also on average dropped 10 pounds in 45 days, compared to an equal number of study participants randomly assigned to a low-fat diet. The low-fat group, whose diets consisted of no more than 30 percent from fat and 55 percent from carbs, took on average nearly a month longer, or 70 days, to lose the same amount of weight.
“Our study should help allay the concerns that many people who need to lose weight have about choosing a low-carb diet instead of a low-fat one, and provide re-assurance that both types of diet are effective at weight loss and that a low-carb approach does not seem to pose any immediate risk to vascular health,” says Stewart. “More people should be considering a low-carb diet as a good option,” he adds.
Because the study findings were obtained within three months, Stewart says the effects of eating low-carb, higher-fat diets versus low-fat, high-carb options over a longer period of time remain unknown.
However, Stewart does contend that an over-emphasis on low-fat diets has likely contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States by encouraging an over-consumption of foods high in carbohydrates. He says high-carb foods are, in general, less filling, and people tend to get carried away with how much low-fat food they can eat. More than half of all American adults are estimated to be overweight, with a body mass index, or BMI, of 26 or higher; a third are considered to be obese, with a BMI of 30 or higher.
Stewart says the key to maintaining healthy blood vessels and vascular function seems — in particular, when moderate exercise is included — less about the type of diet and more about maintaining a healthy body weight without an excessive amount of body fat.
Among the researchers’ other key study findings, to be presented separately at the conference, was that consuming an extremely high-fat McDonald’s breakfast meal, consisting of two English muffin sandwiches, one with egg and another with sausage, along with hash browns and a decaffeinated beverage, had no immediate or short-term impact on vascular health. Study participants’ blood vessels were actually less stiff when tested four hours after the meal, while endothelial or blood vessel lining function remained normal.
Researchers added the McDonald’s meal challenge immediately before the start of the six-month investigation to separate any immediate vascular effects from those to be observed in the longer study. They also wanted to see what happened when people ate a higher amount of fat in a single meal than recommended in national guidelines. Previous research had suggested that such a meal was harmful, but its negative findings could not be confirmed in the Johns Hopkins’ analysis. The same meal challenge will be repeated at the end of the study, when it is expected that its participants will still have lost considerable weight, despite having eaten more than the recommended amount of fat.
“Even consuming a high-fat meal now and then does not seem to cause any immediate harm to the blood vessels,” says Stewart. However, he strongly cautions against eating too many such meals because of their high salt and caloric content. He says this single meal — at over 900 calories and 50 grams of fat — is at least half the maximum daily fat intake recommended by the American Heart Association and nearly half the recommended average daily intake of about 2,000 calories for most adults.
All study participants were between the age of 30 and 65, and healthy, aside from being overweight or obese. Researchers say that in the first study, because people were monitored for the period they lost the same amount of weight, any observed vascular differences would be due to what they ate.
Funding for the study was provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with additional assistance from the Johns Hopkins Bayview Institute for Clinical Translational Research, also funded by the NIH. Besides Stewart, other Johns Hopkins researchers who took part in the studies were Sameer Chaudri, M.D.; Devon Dobrosielski, Ph.D.; Harry Silber, M.D., Ph.D.; Sammy Zakaria, M.D., M.P.H.; Edward Shapiro, M.D.; and Pamela Ouyang, M.B.B.S.
If you suffer from any of the following ailments, you may not be drinking enough water: fatigue, confusion, memory loss, dizziness, dry and wrinkled skin, brittle hair and nails, cold fingers and toes, constipation, eczema, headaches, urinary tract infections, and muscle pains. These are all signs of dehydration.
Your body is made up of around 70% water, which is involved in every bodily function. If you lack water, then your body will try to get moisture from any liquid source in your system. It will automatically tap your blood, cell fluid, intra-cellular fluid, and even your stools and urine. When you're literally draining yourself, you're impacting your physical and mental health and speeding up the aging process.
Below are seven very good reasons to boost your water intake:
1. You'll digest your food better.
If you're spending a bit too much time and effort on the toilet, you could probably use a glass (or two!) of pure water. The body is very wise: it knows that the vital organs need essential nutrients more than the rest of your body.
If you're dehydrated, however, your body will take what’s available. Hence constipation. Water-depleted stools are hard to pass —and they can be there for days! As a result, your stomach feels bloated with the overgrowth of fermenting bacteria and yeast. Not fun!
2. You'll stay sharp.
If you prefer being upbeat and focused, you need to drink water. If you’re feeling confused and forgetful, try drinking more water before going to see the doctor. Dehydration can trigger brain fog.
3. You'll love what you see in the mirror.
If you love what you see in the mirror every morning, good for you! Keep doing what you're doing! But if you struggle with a puffy face and sunken eyes with dark circles, you're being warned that your kidneys are in distress. You are not drinking enough water.
The kidneys filter toxins, salts, and water from the bloodstream. If the body is dehydrated, then the kidneys can’t function properly. If the kidneys are overloaded, this will show in your face. Maybe you just had a fun night out with a bit too much booze. Maybe you ate too many salty snacks — or maybe you’ve been getting a bit too much sodium from take-out. Whatever the reason, the result is written all over your face.
4. You'll have youthful skin.
Dry and wrinkled skin occurs for two big reasons: (1) water retention and (2) a lack of subcutaneous fat. If you want to boost your natural fillers and look more youthful, with glowing skin, do three things:
Make sure that you drink more than two liters of water during the day, and eat fat everyday! By fat, I mean pure and unprocessed plant oils from foods like organic flax seeds, butter from grass-fed sources, and organic coconut oil! Fat binds the water to the dermis skin layer and functions as a natural filler. You don’t ever need botox! The fat (mainly from the butter) will store in the fat layer that prevents that hollow look that often appears with age.
5. You'll lower your body fat.
This will probably surprise you, but being dehydrated can make you gain weight! As I mentioned earlier, the body will use all other fluids available when it’s dehydrated. By pulling water out of the bloodstream, excess glucose will remain until it reaches the liver, where it's supposed to be stored as glycogen for later use.
6. You'll curb your appetite.
Do you constantly feel hungry? Do you have cravings for sugar and wheat? Drink a glass of water. Pure water acts as an appetite suppressant. When feeling hungry, I suggest you drink a big glass of water before you act upon that sensation. If you need some taste, you can add a bit of lemon juice, or a splash of açai or pomegranate juice (without any added sugar).
7. You'll help your body do its job.
There’s a reason why they call water the source of life — our blood is 90% water. The bloodstream provides your cells and organs with oxygen and nutrients, and takes away any waste products. As you can see, blood is essential and important.
As I said before, the body will tap the water from cells and blood if needed to help counter dehydration. The blood will become thicker, increasing the risk for clotting, and making it harder to pump it through the system. This can have a serious impact on blood pressure and heart disease. Lack of water is also linked to headaches, pain and tension in muscles and joints. It even causes stomachaches and heartburn. Everything is connected throughout the body, and it’s important not to neglect one of its fundamental tools.
How much water do you need?
In general, you need about 2 Liters (65oz) of pure water a day. You might need more if you live in a warm or dry climate, as well as if you exercise often or practice “Bikram” or hot yoga. You will also need more water if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Plus, take into account the diuretic effects of coffee, tea, alcohol, and sodas, as well as salty foods.
Since I live in Iceland, I have been blessed with access to the purest water in the whole world, straight from my tap. When living in New York City, I continued to drink tap water, but I filled my bottles with charcoal filters to help filter out any bad chemicals. If you live in an area where there may be chemicals in the water, I suggest you do the same.
For more information on filters, I found Wellness Mama quite helpful. She has done some great research on how to use filters if you'd prefer something beyond traditional charcoal filters.
And if you'd like more information about how you're aging, consider taking my Biological Age Test. After analyzing results of the survey, I was surprised that one of the main factors in speeding up the aging process was in fact dehydration. Water is the best (and cheapest) anti-ageing skin tonic available.
I hope you'll ask yourself, “Am I drinking enough water?”