Morning breath can be deadly, literally. Nobody likes bad breath, we don’t like it on ourselves and we certainly don’t like it on others. Aside from the odor and social consequences of bad breath, most of us don’t even know that there are actual health consequences to bad breath.
Without a doubt Tigernuts are one of the most underrated foods on the planet. They are best known as the principle ingredient in the popular Spanish drink “Horchata” ( Tigernut milk). Known as “Chufa” and “Yellow Nut Grass” , this tuber (similar to a potato) often grows near the banks of rivers, streams and lakes. Tigernuts are rich in proteins, amino acids, saturated fats, vitamins C and E and minerals such as phosphorous, potassium, calcium and iron.
A recent USA Today article states that coconut oil isn’t healthy and has never been. It quotes the American Heart Association recently released report which advises against the use of coconut oil,
“Because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD [cardiovascular disease], and has no known offsetting favorable effects, we advise against the use of coconut oil,” the American Heart Association said in the Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory.
Fenugreek is a medicinal plant the comes from India and North Africa. In men (middle aged to aging men in particular) Fenugreek has the potential to raise sexual libido and performance, testosterone levels and athletic performance. Many study’s have indicated the physical and psychological benefits of satisfactory sexual performance in advancing years.
Almost all commercial dairies now market their milk as free of this synthetic hormone, but that label is hiding an important truth – your milk contains high levels of sex hormones such as estrogen.
Helichrysum essential oil has been used for centuries in Mediterranean countries. Know as “Siempreviva” in Spanish (meaning, always alive) because the beautiful yellow flowers take so long to wither, Helichrysum contains a variety of life preserving, therapeutic properties. Often used by the cosmetic industry, due to its sweet smell and ability to remove fine lines and wrinkles, this essential oil also has healing properties for a variety of conditions such as poor blood circulation, liver problems, acne, etc.
The health benefits of rose apple juice are simply amazing! Nature is just amazing in what it offers us. While scientist study and research ways to beat cancer, the answer is always going to be prevention and it will always come from Nature!
Juniper has a long history of being used in a variety of ways to help and heal people. During medieval times, people used juniper to protect themselves against witches. In France, about the same time, Juniper and rosemary were burned in hospitals to help patients fight infections. More recently the sweet and woody smell of Juniper makes it a common addition to home cleaning products, aromatherapy treatments and fragrances. However, with 87 different healing compounds, Juniper (especially juniper essential oil) should be a regular addition to your medicine cabinet.
As spring begins to pass into summer we are starting see more and more lemons around. There is something refreshingly summer like about lemons. Maybe its the memories of lemonade as children, or the slices of lemon we start to see on rims of glasses of ice team. What really makes lemons so great is their usefulness and versatility. Lemons, as it turns out, are great for your health as they contain anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, as well as abundant amounts of vitamin C and essential minerals such as calcium and potassium.
Most people wrongly assume that their pH level is either normal or unimportant. However, the truth is that most people (due to both natural functions in your body and a unbalanced diet) are acidic. Not only do most people consume acid forming foods (such as sugar, meat, grains and of course processed foods) in large quantities, but the same people often consume alkaline foods (such as raw vegetables, fruits and water) in very small quantities. Thus they have grossly unbalanced and often acidic pH levels.