Category: Natural Remedies

SMOOTHIE WEEK

I will be posting new smoothie recipes this week. This one can have a little tart to it, I will post a kid friendly recipe tomorrow. I just wanted to share with you this powerful health smoothie I have made, the ingredients don’t have to be exact, and always get organic if possible, NEVER GMO!  Enjoy

1/3 orange

1/4 lemon

1/4C Kale

1/4 C spinach

1/3 Beet root

1 Carrot

1 Celery

1 tbs raw honey

1 tbs dandelion root

1 strawberry

1/7 banana

1tbs diatomaceous Earth (food grade)

1/3C cilantro

1 tbs coconut oil

1/2C fermented ginger juice (found in health food stores, I used Synergy)

1/3C water

1 tsp Kyogreen (Chlorella, kelp supplement)

3 ice cubes

place in a powerful food emulsifier, like the Healthmaster, vitamix, ninja….and ENJOY!

This drink is a great source of energy and detoxification, here is just some of the health benefits you will receive when you give your body this wonderful cleansing drink, I will just list off some benefits of the individual items, but don’t forget the synergistic properties you receive as well, like the lemon with the kale and spinach to help your body absorb the nutrients more efficiently.

Coconut oil :The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing properties.

dandelion Root: anti-cancer, detox, anti-inflammatory….http://www.naturalnews.com/dandelion.html

kyogreen: detox heavy metals, iodine supplement, energy boost. http://www.vitacost.com/kyolic-kyo-green-energy-powdered-drink-mix-10-oz

kale:  Kale has the power to protect your cardiovascular system; prevents cancer; detoxify; reverse anemia; eliminate osteoporosis; support a healthy digestive system plus much more!   A super food for life – one cup of kale contains vitamins K, A, C, B6, E plus minerals such as, manganese, copper, calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium.  http://www.naturalhealth365.com/food_news/kale.html

Cilantro:

Detoxify heavy metals and soothe chronic inflammation with cilantro, a powerful ‘superherb’

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035741_heavy_metals_cilantro_detox.html#ixzz2TpxH3HVo

fermented tea: http://www.anahatabalance.com/teakombucha2.html

beet root: lowers blood pressure, powerful antioxidant, anti-cancer, Beets are a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, and folate. Beets are also a good source of Vitamin C, zinc, copper, and iron. Beets contain polyphenols and betalains, which are getting quite a bit of medical attention as important natural antioxidants. Beets have been clinically proven to support liver function in rats. Recent clinical research suggests that beets and beet juice are useful in healing a variety of degenerative conditions.

Diatomaceous Earth (food grade): great Silica supplement, rid your body of parasite, great for hair skin and nails, cleans bowels, lower cholesterol and much more, can be used as natural pest control in and outside your home as well. http://www.earthworkshealth.com/How-Diatomaceous-Earth-Works.php
Raw honey: Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey’s benefits don’t stop there. Raw honey can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.

Lemon: Lemon juice possesses antibacterial, antiviral and immune-building properties. It fights disease and infection with high levels of bioflavonoids, pectin, limonene, citric acid, magnesium, calcium and vitamins. It stimulates digestion, promoting weight loss.

Carrot: not just for your eyes 🙂 A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that falcarinol, a natural phytonutrient in carrots, can reduce the risk of cancer by a third. Falcarinol helps to protect carrots from fungal infections and defend itself against harmful pests.

Banana: Bananas are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. They also provide us with a source of energy. They contain a lot of iron, which is extremely helpful to those suffering from anaemia, as it stimulates the growth of haemoglobin in the body. They contain a lot of potassium; this helps to alleviate high blood pressure and prevent bone loss by countering the damage done by a diet high in sodium/salt. Potassium is also excellent for relieving menstrual cramps and is also excellent for fluid retention, making bananas a sure winner for women who suffer with these symptoms. It also helps minimize the risk of kidney stones. Vitamin B6 also helps to balance blood-glucose levels, thereby alleviating mood swings often associated with PMS.

Strawberry: anti-cancer, bone health, eye health, antioxidant, fights against hearth disease and diabetes. http://www.naturalnews.com/036575_strawberries_diabetes_heart_disease.html
You may notice on my site that my preference is to refer you to naturalnews.com for a source. This is because I spent months checking his sources and I am confident in his information, but as always, feel free to do your own research. smoothie

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Versatile Spice: THE CLOVE

Clove

The versatile Clove has been a prized spice for centuries. Native to the Malucca Islands, the clove, one of the most precious spices of the 16th and 17th centuries, has been found to be traded for centuries, even spurring expeditions and wars. By the 18th century, everyone was growing it and the Dutch were losing thier monopoly in the trade.

The clove can be used to treat numerous ailments, I will cover a few here and add video tutorials at a later date.

The clove is an antiseptic, analgesic, antiviral,local anesthetic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory. Among other treatments, it has been used to treat nausea, toothache, cavities, abscess tooth, mouth sores, headache, sore throat, dandruff, cuts, scrapes, sore muscles, strains, acne, styes, ease coughs, wounds, athletes foot, scabies, fungal infections, induce sleep, aphrodisiac. This list is not all-inclusive.

As I’m sure you know, most medications find their origin in the plant families, you see corporations are  unable to patent nature, and a patent ensures maximum profit, regardless if there is a safer alternative (like the actual plant). So drug companies find and focus on one or a couple of substances, zero in on those, synthesize and mass produce their medications, many times without even understanding how the mechanism of action works and disregarding the many other synergistic properties of the plant.

One of these substances is EUGENOL, which you will find in many commercially produced toothache/mouth sore applications. Defined as:

eu·ge·nol : aromatic liquid made from clove oil, used as a dental analgesic.

What these big companies succeed in doing is hiding the natural and safe benefits of nature. Making, you, the consumer completely dependent on their “professional medical advice”. I am here to help you become empowered in your own health care and wean yourself off of the “sick care” industry. Here are some basic applications, ones I use regularly in my own home.

Immune boosting tea : some whole cloves, star anise and cinnamon stick , simmer for about 15 minutes, add some raw honey and enjoy

as an antiseptic instead of neosporin: mix some organic coconut oil with organic ground cloves and place of cuts and scrapes, this works great for pain relief too.

for toothache, cavities or abscess I used ground cloves instead of penicillin.

As a compress: simmer chamomile, whole cloves on stove for 15 minutes, let cool. Place a washcloth and use on sprains and strains.

Feel free to comment with any questions, this list is by no means all inclusive.