When you were a child and had the flu were you served chicken noodle soup? Did you ever wonder why it was understood without an explanation that chicken soup was good for your body when you were sick?
When I had children, I carried on this tradition. I make bone broth every week and when my daughters are sick, I make them soup with it. I also, use the broth took cook rice, pasta, or anything thing that you would use water for. Including bone broths in your daily diet has so many benefits. When I looked into the back story of bone broth, I found that man has been drinking broth from animal's bones since fire was discovered because of the abundance of nutrients and benefits.
Have you, without even knowing, been increasing your risk of cancer? Well, it depends on what products you are putting on your body. Anything that you put on your skin is directly absorbed through your pores directly into your bloodstream. When you go through the aisles of shampoos, face wash, lotions, toothpaste, makeup, etc. you have to know that the majority of what you will find are products full of toxins. Toxins that are absorbed into your body potentially causing disease including cancer.
The flu season this year seems to be worse than ever. Everyone I know where I live and around the US has been plagued with this long lasting intense flu. At the local drug stores and lathered all over TV sets are "have you gotten your flu shot yet?" The idea behind the flu shot, is that the human body is unable to support the immune system naturally. This is far from true, the flu shot is shown to be ineffective and even hazardous to the human body.
The best way to assure that you are not going to get the flu is prevention. It is difficult to be a mom when I get the flu and to continue living in harmony when germs creep into my children and then I am surrendered to helping them feel better. Relying on a flu shot to protect yourself and your children does not offer the best protection against the flu. Following these steps will help keep you and your family healthy and free from the flu, the natural way!
Have you ever gone to the bathroom after a eating or drinking Beets and the toilet looks a slight pink color? There are so many times I forgot I ate beets and I was a little horrified by the inside of the toilet bowl. Well now I use Beets to test the state of what is going on inside me. Beets are a great tool to see if you have low stomach acid and to see how fast your digestive system is eliminating foods.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and the outer layer that we present to the world. It is a truly remarkable organ in its direct reflection of what is going on inside your body. It weighs approximately 8 pounds and stretches 22 square feet with about 300 million cells. Laid out in a line, your skin contains about 45 miles of nerves!
You shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour, which weighs around 1.5 pounds per year, so by the age of 70, you will have shed about 105 pounds of skin! In healthy people, the body produces an entire new skin layer every 28 days and is thickest on the soles of the feet and thinnest on the eyelids.
Probiotics are basically beneficial bacteria. We have billions of beneficial bacteria living in our digestive tract. Friendly bacteria helps us digest food and absorb nutrients efficiently. These friendly or beneficial bacteria are very important to our health. In our gut, good bacteria can displace bad bacteria that inhibit our overall health.
Drinking juices is a great way to get easily absorbable nutrients into your body that you might not otherwise consume.They can help protect against pollutants and inflammatory diseases. Drinking Juices is so beneficial to your health and this is why!
Oil pulling is a traditional Indian detox technique that involves swishing oil in the mouth. I love this because it is so beneficial, extremely effective, cheap, and easy. Oil pulling helps the body's natural detoxification process. Usually it is best done in the morning upon waking but can be done at any time. It can act like a cup of coffee, waking you up, but it also helps remove all the bacteria sitting in your mouth that regular brushing doesn’t eliminate.
A coffee enema is a good way to cleanse toxins out of the gall bladder and empty your colon of feces. Caffeine in the coffee is absorbed into the body through the anus. These chemicals relax muscles, stimulate the bowels, and cause bile ducts and blood vessels to open.
This might sound gross to you but this is an excellent way to detox the colon. The colon is part of the large intestine, the final part of the digestive system. Its function is to reabsorb fluids and process waste products from the body and prepare for its elimination.
Have you heard of one of the top 3 most important nutrients to human health? Astaxanthin. It is derived from microalgae and found in wild salmon, responsible for giving salmon their pink color. This carotenoid, has remarkable benefits to human health.
Here are some of the top reasons why I include this supplement everyday:
I love condiments. I use them with every meal so it is important for me to know what is in them. It is so easy to go to the market and buy your favorite condiment without paying much attention. However, if you start reading labels you will notice that the most popular condiments you would normally buy are packed with artificial preservatives. They are often full of unnecessary sugars, GMO's and ingredients you can't even read. Condiments can be natural and healthy if you make them at home. They are inexpensive to make and if you make a large batch you can store them in mason jars for use all year. Here are 5 of the most common condiments you can make at home:
The body stores within its fatty tissues the toxins that we ingest from the food we eat, air we breathe, water we drink, plastics, antibiotics, vaccines, etc. More than ever we are living in a toxic soup of dangerous pollutants. There are certain small amounts of heavy metals that are nutritionally essential for life. However, there becomes health issues when the body absorbs high levels of heavy metals. Heavy metals accumulate in the body when there are large amounts. The body cannot properly metabolize them and they accumulate in the soft tissues of the body.
Thus, making the body toxic.
If heavy metals are not detoxed from the body, serious damage can occur from all of the toxic build up. Long-term exposure can result in muscle degeneration, Alzeimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, neurological problems, learning disabilities, cancer, to name a few.
Do you know that 85 % of the world's population has some kind of parasite living inside them? Parasites often go undetected and misdiagnosed but they can manifest as symptoms such as trouble sleeping, bloating, digestion issues and seizures. These parasites enter the body from other people, animals, mosquito, ticks, contaminated food, undercooked meat and unclean water.
Amino Acids are not talked about enough and they are necessary in the body, especially for proper brain function. Making sure you are sufficient in amino acids helps to maintain balance in the entire body. Are you suffering from a mood related issue such as anxiety or depression and can't figure out why?
Did you know that tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown in the world? They are hardy summer plants that give a high yield when taken care of properly. Tomatoes are loaded with many health benefits and life enhancing properties. They are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid. Tomatoes contain a wide array of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, choline, folic acid, beta-carotene and lutein. Here are ten benefits of why you might want to start adding more tomatoes to your diet.
The root of horseradish has been used for thousands of years in herbal medicines as a remedy for many different physical ailments, but unfortunately most people nowadays think of it as just another condiment for their roast beef dinner or sandwiches. Besides the added flavor, there is a very good reason it is eaten with meats - it's a very powerful digestive aid that helps the body break down the toughest of proteins. Horseradish can be purchased at health food stores and grocery stores or better yet, grown at home. Horseradish is easy to grow, all that is needed is a piece of an existing root. Plant it in soil, add a little bit of water daily and watch it grow! It will be ready to dig out before the first frost in the fall.
I’ve always wondered why Mother Nature decided to grow some of her most powerful medicinal foods underground? With the exception of the pepper/chilli families, the spiciest foods I can think of like horseradish, garlic, ginger and onions all seem to develop underground. Well, I’ve found out that there are good reasons for this.
Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant all over the world that bears fruits known to be one of the best foods for the body's overall health. Cucumbers are often referred to as a superfood, however they are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself.
It is spring now, the perfect time to plant those crops, for homegrown, organic, non GMO and pesticide-free food. Gardening can be done anywhere, even sprouts on the kitchen counter. Growing your own food does not have to be expensive. In fact, you can re-grow plants from scraps of fruits and veggies in your kitchen. I have put together a list of kitchen scraps that I have regrown.
Are you feeling sluggish? Do you have blemishes on your skin? Do you feel bloated or is your digestive system wreaking havoc on you? If so, it is time to rid your body of environmental pollutants, heavy metals, pesticides, radiation, plastics and GMO foods, while bringing your body back to a place of balance. When toxins accumulate in the body this can leave you feeling tired, irritable, depressed, bloated and carrying excess weight. The onslaught of toxins being poured into our air, water and soil has undoubtedly effected our health. Now it is time to live a life of purifying the body.
Do you need to Detox?