Everyone loves blueberries. They are a super-antioxidant fruit that are incredibly healthy and taste great. Food manufactures love blueberries too, or should I say, they love the idea of blueberries. Did you know instead of using real blueberries, some companies use blueberry “bits” and “particles,” which usually consist of different types of sugars and starches coated with food dye to make them look like blueberries.
Did you know that over 97% of vitamins you are using have some bad ingredients in them? In fact, most of your vitamins are being produced by large pharmaceutical companies. The Pharma giant Wyeth, for example, makes Centrum and other supplements, and Bayer HealthCare of aspirin fame makes the One A Day line. Unilever, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and other big pharmaceutical firms also make or sell supplements.
Turmeric is an ancient root used for its healing properties for centuries. It is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, used in treating several conditions such as toothache, chest pain, urinary tract infection, flatulence, jaundice, menstrual discomforts, bruises, hemorrhage, and colic.
Drinking oregano tea has long been a tradition in many parts of the world as a home remedy for a number of different ailments. Oregano contains many important compounds including quercetin, eriocitrin, luteolin-7-O-glucoside, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, luteolin, apigenin, and rosmaric acid.
Oregano is composed of several phytonutrients such as thymol and rosmarinic acid which have demonstrated to be extremely valuable antioxidants. These antioxidants drastically inhibit oxygen-based damages to cells throughout the human body. Many studies showed that oregano has a stronger antioxidant impact in the body than the two synthetic antioxidants regularly added in processed foods, namely BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and BHA (butylated bydroxyanisole).
Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has remarkable health benefits.
Would you still eat a Big Mac if you knew how much your body suffers in the hour after you eat it?
According to Fast Food Menu Price –40 minutes after the Big Mac is eaten, you have lost control of the blood sugar, which makes you want more fast food due to the body’s insulin response lowering glucose levels. Finally, the infographic explains that it can take up to three days to fully digest the sandwich.
For a healthy thyroid gland, there are a few necessary foods to include in your daily diet, and key among them is iodine.
Iodine is an essential element that helps the thyroid gland produce thyroid hormones. Three iodine molecules are needed to make T3 (triiodothyronine), and four for T4 (thyroxine), the active hormones produced by the thyroid gland. Since iodine is so important for thyroid function, it means that your thyroid problem could actually be an iodine deficiency problem.
Bromides are a common endocrine disruptor. Because bromide is also a halide, it competes for the same receptors that are used in the thyroid gland (among other places) to capture iodine. This will inhibit thyroid hormone production resulting in a low thyroid state.
Iodine is essential for your body, and is detected in every organ and tissue. There is increasing evidence that low iodine is related to numerous diseases, including cancer. Various clinicians and researchers have found iodine effective with everything from goiter to constipation.
Almost every doctor recommends it. And most people are taking it. But what if we’ve been using it wrong? I am talking about Vitamin D supplements. In fact, the other name for rat poison is Vitamin D.Believe it or not, vitamin D is often used to kill rats. (Not the only chemical used to do that, of course, but a common one.) It’s completely tasteless so rats keep eating bait laced with vitamin D without ever realizing they’re getting hit with a huge huge huge overdose. This might sound bizarre because most of us think of vitamin D as an essential nutrient. And it is. But anything — even an essential nutrient — is potentially toxic if you eat, drink or inhale too much.
Developed in Korea, black garlic has been gaining popularity among Western foodies for several years now, but it has recently caught the eye of the health-minded due to studies revealing its impressive nutritional properties. Black garlic is produced by “fermenting” whole bulbs of fresh garlic in a humidity-controlled environment in temperatures of about 140 to 170 degrees F for 30 days.