Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Flu Remedy 1 (GARLIC)

I know you've heard your Mom or grandmom saying, "Take Garlic for colds, flu's, and viral symptoms...and If you're like me and my family, your mom gave you this remedy as a child...AND IT WORKED!" and here's what mom's and grandmoms knew before Allopaths wanted to admit it ***** Garlic is a really potent antiviral food, It kills infection and enhances natural fighter cells, Garlic also puts other immune factors into action***** Garlic is very spicy so it is best not to eat it alone! Stay Well this season friends & Remember, Next to God and His Messengers(Peace Be Upon Them All)...  Moms really does know Best! I know my mom does. :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gastritis


Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. The most common form of gastrointestinal disorder is "viral gastritis" Better known as "The Stomach Flu." The stomach flu cause inflammation of the stomach and intestine... So here are some alternative treatments that may help to restore balance in your system before damaging the lining of the digestive tract. If damage occurs it can lead to pernicious anemia (An anemia due to the interference of vitamin B12 obsorpstion.)
Diet and Nutritional Help:

  1. Shiitak Mushrooms activate the immune system and have a strong anti viral effect.

  2. Vitamin C, (Highest dosage that does not cause diarrhea), Beta Carotene, Zinc. Helps the lining of the GI tract repair and regenerate itself.

  3. Bismuth as an antibiotic and antiprotozoal agent against Helicobacter pylori (a bacteria) if a bacteria is present. (In the early 1990s, researchers began to evaluate bismuth as a nontoxic replacement for lead in various applications...Bismuth subsalicylate is used as an antidiarrheal; it is the active ingredient in such "Pink Bismuth" preparations as Pepto-Bismol, as well as the 2004 reformulation of Kaopectate.

  4. Echinacea and Goldenseal stimulate the immune system while reducing inflammation and encourages repair of the stomach lining.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

How "Sunny" are your Thoughts?

 It is important to identify if your thoughts, beliefs, and their resultant feelings are healthy or unhealthy. Dr. Janet Hranicky, Ph.D. of Los Angeles, California developed a series of questions to reflect on and help determine if your thoughts are helping or hindering you...


(1)Are your thoughts based on fact?

(2)Do your thoughts/beliefs help to protect your life and health?

(3)Do your thoughts/beliefs help you reach your short and long term goals?

(4)Do your thoughts/beliefs help you avoid your most undesirable conflicts?

(5)Do your thoughts/beliefs make you feel the way you want to feel?

"If your answer is "No" to any three of these questions, the beliefs or thoughts is considered unhealthy and needs to be changed," says Dr. Hranicky. (Mind/Body Medicine)

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Understanding Your Cholesterol"



Heredity, lifestyle, and stress can all be culprits of high cholesterol... Here is basic information and my link to help you better understand your cholesterol, prevention, and healing techniques.

YOUR CHOLESTEROL NUMBERS:
Your Total Cholesterol should be Below=200mg/DL
LDL (BAD) Cholesterol should be Below=100mg
HDL (GOOD) Cholesterol should be above 60 mg/DL
Synthetic drugs aren't the only option for keeping cholesterol and triglyceride levels in order. Some foods and supplements work just as well, if not better-- and with little to no side effects.
 Please click below for more cholesterol information ...
 http://kcgoff.blogspot.com/search/label/Cholesterol

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chicken Breast with Tomatoes and Olives



The 5 ingredients:
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing, divided
20 olives, halved
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
Preparation
(1)
Prepare grill to medium-high heat. (2)Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. (3)Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. (4)Keep warm. (5)Combine tomatoes, 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing, and olives in a medium skillet over medium heat, and cook for 2 minutes or until tomatoes soften slightly and mixture is thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. (6)Brush chicken with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing. (7)Cut each chicken breast half into 3/4-inch slices. (8)Top each chicken breast half with 1/4 cup tomato mixture. (9)Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese and torn basil leaves, if desired.



Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 348
Fat: 17.3g
Saturated fat: 4.4g
Monounsaturated fat: 5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
Protein: 41.9g
Carbohydrate: 3.9g
Fiber: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 111mg
Iron: 1.6mg
Sodium: 810mg
Calcium: 100mg

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Boost your relaxation with "VANILLA"



Expand your comfort zone with the Natural scent of Vanilla... Vanilla has a sweet, rich, smooth scent that calms the senses, enhance moods, and helps reduce stress. TRIED and TRUE and I LOVE IT!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Natural Sleep Aid... Dried Tart Cherries




Dried cherries are loaded with serotonin boosting carbs. They are also one of the few sources of melatonin, which has been found to promote better sleep and lessen the effects of jet lag. Cherries are also packed with anti-age fighting antioxidants. "Happy Healthy Smart Snacking Friends."

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Energy Booster #3... B vitamins

Stress tends to drain all of the body's B's...
~The more stressed you are, the less energy you are likely to have.
~Not having energy can stress you out even more especially when you have so many things to do.
-A QUICK FIX=Take a B Complex Daily... (Not Caffeine, Sugars, or Drugs.)
**The Science behind the B's:** B vitamins is a brain simulator and it plays a crucial role in the production of energy molecules which fuels the brain. B Vitamins also helps to calm raging hormones.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Natural Sleep Aids (Sleep Apnea) ... "BANANAS"



BANANA'S are naturally sweet which stimulate serotonin and they are also filled with tryptophan. Banana's are well known for it's Wonderful supply of Magnesium which caters to the relaxation of muscles, which brings us to a study that was done by researchers at the University of New England and according to their findings "Banana's" are also comprised of certain compounds that allows the throat to relax for up to six hours after eating, in turn allowing for a more sound uninterrupted sleep. ***(Momentary throat closure during sleep is a common symptom of sleep apnea).

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"SUGAR BLUES?"




*Sugar Blues can actually have you spiraling emotionally. For anyone who suffers from allergic reactions to sugar, knows that it can almost seem as if you are bipolar or suffering from anxiety attacks. If you or the practitioners are not careful it can be misdiagnosed for depression, ADD, ADHD, etc... A sugar addiction has been made similar to those who suffer from intoxicant addictions such as alcohol, street drugs, etc...

*Researchers have discovered that in countries where there is a higher increase in the consumption of sugar, there are also higher incidences of cancer, heart disease, hypertension, depression and mental illness.

**HERE'S A BREAK DOWN OF WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BODY WHICH CAN CAUSE SUGAR BLUES**

When you consume a simple carbohydrate such as soda or a candy bar, the absorption rate is much faster, causing the glucose level of the blood to rise rapidly. The pancreas responds by secreting a large amount of insulin to keep the glucose levels from rising too high. This large level of insulin tends to make the blood sugar level fall to low levels within 3 to 5 hours after eating. This can lead to an adrenaline surge, which can cause nervousness and irritability. This creates a “roller coaster” ride. So what you want to consume is complex carbohydrates, because they release sugar into the blood slowly and do not cause the same effects as simple carbs.

Names of Sugars

White sugar, Molasses, Corn Syrup, Dextrose, Lactose, Galactose, Brown Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, Powdered Sugar, Fructose, Glucose, Cane Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Sucrose, Maltose
*** Some sweeteners are not bad such as Honey, Molasses, and Agave Nectar which has a lower glycemic Index than other sweeteners. A great Alternative for cane sugar is Truvia or Stevia which is from a plant. (You can bake with it just as you would cane sugar)***

Complex Carbohydrates
Spinach, Whole Barley, Grapefruit, Turnip Greens, Buckwheat, Apples, Lettuce, Buckwheat bread, Prunes, Water Cress, Oat bran bread, Apricots Dried, Zucchini, Oatmeal, Pears, Asparagus, Oat bran cereal, Plums, Artichokes, Museli, Strawberries, Okra, Wild rice, Oranges, Cabbage, Brown rice, Yams, Celery, Multi-grain bread, Carrots, Cucumbers, Pinto beans, Potatoes, Dill Pickles, Yogurt, low fat, Soybeans, Radishes, Skim milk, Lentils, Broccoli, Navy beans, Garbanzo beans, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kidney beans, Eggplant, Soy milk, Lentils, Onions, Whole meal spelt bread, Split peas

Simple Carbohydrates
Table sugar, Corn syrup, Fruit juice, Candy, Cake, Bread made with white flour, Pasta made with white flour, Sodas such as Coke®, Pepsi®, Mountain Dew®, etc., Candy, All baked goods made with white flour, Most packaged cereals