Living Traditionally https://livingtraditionally.com Traditional Living in Modern Society Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:18:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Coffee and Cancer: What Everyone Needs to Know https://livingtraditionally.com/coffee-and-cancer-what-everyone-needs-to-know/ Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:50:37 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10610 Nearly 60 percent of Americans drink coffee, and for many the habit is a daily one. Coffee drinking has long been viewed as more of a vice or a crutch to get a quick energy boost to power through the day, but this view is now changing as the health benefits of coffee continue to […]

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Nearly 60 percent of Americans drink coffee, and for many the habit is a daily one. Coffee drinking has long been viewed as more of a vice or a crutch to get a quick energy boost to power through the day, but this view is now changing as the health benefits of coffee continue to be revealed.

This is good news for those of you who sip on a cup of joe in the morning, as it turns out this may be a quite healthy way to start your day.

However, please remember that coffee is one of the most heavily pesticide sprayed crops in the world. If you drink it please be sure to get organic and ideally fair traded, This is less than 3% of all coffee.

Daily Coffee Boosts Colon Cancer Survival
Among people with advanced (stage III) colon cancer, drinking four or more cups of caffeinated coffee daily lowered the risk of cancer recurrence or death during the study by 52 percent compared to those who drank no coffee.

Drinking two or three cups per day was also beneficial, lowering the risk of recurrence or death by 31 percent.

The researchers stressed that other caffeinated beverages, such as soda, did not have the same effect. No link was found between decaffeinated coffee and risk of colon cancer recurrence either.

Further, a causal link was not found. This means it could simply be that coffee drinkers tend to follow a healthier overall lifestyle that’s contributing to the lower risk. However, the antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds in coffee have been linked to a lower chronic disease risk before.

In fact, coffee has been linked to a lower risk type 2 diabetes as well, a condition known to increase the risk of colon cancer. It’s likely that compounds in coffee may lower the risk of multiple chronic diseases via similar pathways.

As reported by the New York Times:

“The researchers’ hypothesis is that the factors that increase risk for Type 2 diabetes, such as obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and high insulin levels, also drive colon cancer, Dr. [Charles S.] Fuchs [director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston] said.

And many studies have shown that coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk for Type 2 diabetes, a chronic illness that may increase the risk of colon cancer.

‘We believe that activating the energy pathways that contribute to heart disease and diabetes is also relevant for the proliferation of cancer cells,’ Dr. Fuchs said, while also stressing that more research was needed.

The analysis determined the lowered risk associated with coffee was… because of the caffeine. One hypothesis is that caffeine increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin, so it requires less of the hormone. That, in turn, may reduce inflammation, which is a risk factor for diabetes and cancer.”

What Else Does the Research Say About Coffee and Cancer?
While a number of individual studies have suggested coffee consumption might increase your cancer risk, when multiple studies are analyzed, such as is the case with meta-analyses, the association disappears, and, in fact, becomes protective.

For instance, one 2007 meta-analysis found an increase in consumption of two cups of coffee per day was associated with a 43 percent reduced risk of liver cancer3 – a finding that has been confirmed by more recent research.

Not to mention, coffee appears to have additional benefits for liver health, slowing down the progression of liver disease to cirrhosis, improving responses in people with hepatitis C, and lowering the risk of death in people with cirrhosis.

The potential benefit of coffee for liver health appears so strong that researchers have stated daily coffee consumption should be encouraged in people with chronic liver disease.

Another meta-analysis involving 59 studies revealed an increase in consumption of one cup of coffee per day was associated with a 3 percent reduced risk of cancers.6 According to the researchers:

“[C]offee drinking was associated with a reduced risk of bladder, breast, buccal and pharyngeal, colorectal, endometrial, esophageal, hepatocellular, leukemic, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.”

There’s even research showing coffee consumption could lower your risk of skin cancer. Drinking four cups of caffeinated coffee daily might reduce your risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

According to researchers:

“[C]offee constituents suppress UVB-induced skin carcinogenesis, induce cell apoptosis, protect against oxidative stress and DNA damage, reduce inflammation in epidermal cells, and inhibit changes in DNA methylation.”

Women who consumed more than three cups of coffee a day had a significantly lower risk of basal cell carcinoma (non-melanoma skin cancer) than those who consumed less than one cup per month.

Roasted Coffee Contains More Than 1,000 Compounds, Many of Which May Help Fight

Cancer
Coffee has multiple potential anti-cancer pathways. As mentioned, caffeine is one of them, as its been shown to both stimulate and suppress tumors depending on the cancer and when it’s administered.

Polyphenols in coffee, such as lignan phytoestrogens, flavonoids, and polyphenols are also known to have anti-cancer properties, as does caffeic acid, which inactivates several pathways involved in the development of tumors – including cell cycle regulation, inflammatory and stress response, and apoptosis.

Researchers noted in the journal BMC Cancer:

“There are two specific diterpenes in coffee, cafestol and kahweal, which produce biological effects compatible with anti-carcinogenic properties, including the induction of phase II enzymes involved in carcinogen detoxification, specific inhibition of the activity of phase I enzyme responsible for carcinogen activation, and stimulation of intracellular antioxidant defense mechanisms.

Coffee is also a major source of the chlorogenic acid that contributes to its antioxidant effect. Intake of chlorogenic acid has been shown to reduce glucose concentrations in rats and intake of quinides, degradation products of chlorogenic acid, increases insulin sensitivity.

Chronic hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance are confirmed markers of high risk for some cancer sites.”

The Benefits of Coffee: From Your Heart to Your Brain
The benefits of coffee are becoming so well established that, for the first time, a government advisory committee included a mention of caffeine in its recommendations for the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report said Americans could safely consume up to five cups of coffee a day, or approximately 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine, with no detrimental effects.

The recommendation was based on an evaluation of multiple meta-analyses and other studies evaluating the link between coffee and chronic diseases, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. Here’s a sampling of what the research shows:

Heart Health

In a study of more than 25,000 people, those who drank a moderate amount of coffee – defined as three to five cups daily – were less likely to have calcium deposits in their coronary arteries than those who drank no coffee or more coffee daily.

A large part of arterial plaque consists of calcium deposits (atherosclerosis), hence the term “hardening of the arteries.” Coronary artery calcium can be a significant predictor of future heart disease risk.

In addition, one study showed moderate coffee drinking reduces your chances of being hospitalized for heart rhythm problems.  Another study found it may trigger a 30 percent increase in blood flow in your small blood vessels, which might take some strain off your heart.

Another study, a meta-analysis that included data from 11 studies and nearly 480,000 people found drinking two to six cups of coffee a day was associated with a lower risk of stroke.

Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease

Drinking four to six cups of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of multiple sclerosis, as is drinking a high amount of coffee over five to 10 years. According to researchers, “Caffeine has neuroprotective properties and seems to suppress the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.”Higher coffee and caffeine intake are also associated with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.\

Dementia

Caffeine promotes production of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, and triggers the release of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which activates brain stem cells to convert into new neurons, thereby improving your brain health.

Among people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), those with higher blood levels of caffeine (due to coffee consumption) were less likely to progress to full-blown dementia.20 “Caffeine/coffee intake is associated with a reduced risk of dementia or delayed onset, particularly for those who already have MCI,” the researchers said.

Premature Death

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has even shown that coffee consumption is inversely associated with premature death. The more coffee drank, the lower the risk of death became, including deaths from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections.

Coffee Is the Number One Source of Antioxidants in the US

Another reason why coffee may have such dramatic effects on Americans’ health is because it is the number one source of antioxidants in the US diet. The research, which was presented at the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, showed that Americans get more antioxidants from drinking coffee than from any other dietary source, with researchers noting “nothing else even comes close.”

Examples of the antioxidants in coffee include significant amounts of hydrocinnamic acid and polyphenols. Antioxidants are nature’s way of providing your cells with adequate defense against attack by reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals.

Free radicals are a type of a highly reactive metabolite that is naturally produced by your body as a result of normal metabolism and energy production. They are your natural biological response to environmental toxins like cigarette smoke, sunlight, chemicals, cosmic, and manmade radiation, and are even a key feature of pharmaceutical drugs. Your body also produces free radicals when you exercise and when you have inflammation anywhere in your body.

As long as you have these important micronutrients, your body will be able to resist aging caused by your everyday exposure to pollutants. If you don’t have an adequate supply of antioxidants to help squelch free radicals, then you can be at risk of oxidative stress, which leads to accelerated tissue and organ damage.

While fruits, such as berries, and vegetables are ideal sources of antioxidants, many Americans don’t eat the recommended amounts each day. This is why coffee, which is consumed widely on a daily basis, represents such a large dietary share of antioxidants. If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can easily boost your antioxidant intake by eating fresh produce – and even if you do drink coffee, getting your antioxidants from a wide variety of sources is still important.

Is Decaf Coffee a Healthy Choice?
The coffee beans used to make decaffeinated, or decaf, coffee undergo a process to remove most of the caffeine. In order to be labeled decaffeinated, the coffee must have 97 percent of the original caffeine content removed. This may be preferable for those who are highly sensitive to caffeine (for instance experiencing jitters after one regular cup), but there are some considerations. For starters, some of the research on coffee’s health benefits have shown caffeinated coffee to be more effective than decaf (the featured colon cancer study is one such example).

In particular, caffeinated coffee has also been linked to a lower risk of liver damage, increased metabolic rate, reduced risk of depression and suicidal thoughts, and enhanced athletic performance while decaf coffee has not. The process used to decaffeinate the coffee is also important to be aware of.

One of the most commonly used methods is Direct Process, which uses the chemical methyl chloride to remove the caffeine from coffee beans. Starbucks, for instance, uses this process on most of its decaf brews (although it also offers a “naturally processed” decaf Sumatra blend).

The National Cancer Institute lists methyl chloride as a possible carcinogen, so it’s something you’re better off avoiding (trace amounts are sometimes detected in decaf coffee, although typically at levels below 1 part per million). Natural Process decaffeination uses either ethyl acetate (a plant hormone) or carbon dioxide to remove caffeine, while the Swiss Water process uses only water. Only the carbon dioxide or Swiss water methods are allowed in coffee that’s certified organic. If you choose to drink decaffeinated coffee, be sure to choose one that is decaffeinated using one of these latter two methods.

Another option, if you’re simply looking for a lower-caffeine blend, is to choose Arabica beans, which naturally have about half the caffeine content of Robusta beans. 26 Also, keep in mind that even decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine free (a typical cup of decaf may contain 3 to 18 milligrams (mg) of caffeine, compared to between 140 to 300 mg in a regular cup.

This is an important distinction for pregnant women to be aware of. Public health agencies suggest pregnant women limit daily caffeine to 200 mg (or about two cups of coffee a day). However, caffeine can significantly impact the growing fetus. It is able to freely pass through the placenta, and since caffeine does not provide any benefits to your baby, only potential hazards, I strongly recommend pregnant women avoid ALL forms of caffeine.

How to Ruin a Good Cup of Coffee…
If you want to drink coffee for its health benefits, drink your coffee black, without sugar, non-dairy creamer or cream, or flavorings. If you are dousing your cup of coffee in creamer, non-dairy creamer, sugar, and other sweeteners and flavorings, you are missing out on the therapeutic benefits and potentially harming your health.

The natural blend of polyphenol antioxidants are part of what makes coffee so healthy. However, some research suggests that adding dairy to your coffee may interfere with your body’s absorption of beneficial chlorogenic acids. Meanwhile, if you add sugar to your coffee you’ll spike your insulin levels, which contributes to insulin resistance.

Also, coffee beans are one of the most heavily pesticides-sprayed crops. So, you should select only coffee beans that are certified organic. Remember, you will obliterate any positive effects if you consume coffee that’s been doused in pesticides or other chemicals. Whenever possible, purchase sustainable “shade-grown” coffee to help prevent the continued destruction of our tropical rain forests and the birds that inhabit them.

There are many who say shade-grown coffee tastes better as well. In addition, you’ll want to purchase whole bean coffee that smells and tastes fresh, not stale; if your coffee does not have a pleasant aroma, it is likely rancid. Grind it yourself to prevent rancidity, as pre-ground coffee may be rancid by the time you get it home. If you use a “drip” coffee maker, be sure to use non-bleached filters. The bright white ones are chlorine-bleached, and some of this chlorine will leach from the filter during the brewing process. Bleached filters are also notoriously full of dangerous disinfection byproducts, such as dioxin.

Finally, while it appears coffee in moderation is beneficial, be careful not to overdo it, as some studies have found adverse effects when about 10 cups a day or more are consumed. When referring to a “cup” of coffee, most research considers it to be five to eight ounces with about 100 mg of caffeine. In contrast, a small cup at many coffee houses starts at 12 ounces while a large cup may hold 20 to 24 ounces. Simply be aware of how much you’re actually consuming.

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4 Eye-Opening Reasons To Never Cook with Olive Oil https://livingtraditionally.com/4-eye-opening-reasons-to-never-cook-with-olive-oil/ Sun, 27 May 2018 15:06:50 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10582 Olive oil is a very healthy oil to consume but just don’t change its form by cooking it. Extra-virgin olive oil is a good monounsaturated fat that is also well-known for its health benefits. It’s a staple in healthful diets such as Mediterranean-style diets. However, it’s important to realize it is NOT good for cooking. […]

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Olive oil is a very healthy oil to consume but just don’t change its form by cooking it.

Extra-virgin olive oil is a good monounsaturated fat that is also well-known for its health benefits. It’s a staple in healthful diets such as Mediterranean-style diets.

However, it’s important to realize it is NOT good for cooking. It should really only be used cold, typically drizzled on salads and other food.

Due to its chemical structure and a large amount of unsaturated fats, cooking makes extra-virgin olive oil very susceptible to oxidative damage. However, during this interview I learned that extra-virgin olive oil has a significant draw-back even when used cold – it’s still extremely perishable!

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4 Reasons to Never Cook with Olive Oil

Low smoking point

If an oil is heated beyond its smoke point, it gives off toxic smoke. Because olive oil has a low smoking point, cooking with olive oil runs the risk of creating smoke that contains compounds that are harmful to human health.

 

Olive oil is primarily a monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid.

Olive oil has many wonderful health benefits like cancer-fighting properties, improved insulin resistance and improved heart health. It is also these high concentration of monounsaturated fats that give olive oil a low smoking point, turning it toxic when heated to temperatures above 250’F (121’C).

High Content of oleic acid

Another issue with cooking with olive oil is that the high content of oleic acid, creates an imbalance on the cellular level when cooked that can inhibit prostaglandin production, ultimately increasing the risk of getting breast cancer and heart disease.

HEATING OLIVE OIL DESTROYS OMEGA FATTY ACIDS:

Olive oil contains both Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids. According to Dr. Mercola, omega-3 fats are “significant structural components of the cell membranes of tissues throughout the body and are especially rich in the retina, brain, and sperm, in which docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) constitutes 36.4% of total fatty acids”.

 

Choose saturated fats for cooking, not unsaturated. Fats that I recommend cooking with:

coconut oil
butter
ghee
lard/tallow

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5 Serious Stroke Symptoms You Should Never Ignore (and what to do to prevent it) https://livingtraditionally.com/5-serious-stroke-symptoms-you-should-never-ignore-and-what-to-do-to-prevent-it/ Thu, 24 May 2018 17:11:26 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10574 Stroke, which occurs when the blood flow to any part of the brain is obstructed due to a clot or a ruptured blood vessel, is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, and one of the major causes of disability (due to brain damage). In China, where the study was conducted, stroke is […]

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Stroke, which occurs when the blood flow to any part of the brain is obstructed due to a clot or a ruptured blood vessel, is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, and one of the major causes of disability (due to brain damage). In China, where the study was conducted, stroke is the foremost cause of death, responsible for 1.7 million fatalities in 2010

Less than half a pound daily cuts risk by a third

While many studies have previously looked into the relationship between diet and stroke risk, results have not been consistent. In order to help resolve this inconsistency, the researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 20 prior studies published over the last 19 years. The analysis included data from 16,981 strokes among 760,629 participants. Six of the studies had been conducted in the United States, eight in Europe and six in China and Japan.

The researchers found that people who ate the most fruits and vegetables were 21 percent less likely to experience a stroke than people who ate the least. Indeed, every extra 200 grams (7 ounces) of daily fruit intake reduced stroke risk by 32 percent, while every extra 200 grams of vegetable intake reduced the risk by 11 percent. The greatest benefit came from consumption of apples, citrus fruits, pears and leafy vegetables.

This is why I recommend taking wheatgrass daily. Some experts claim that wheatgrass contains over 100 different elements needed by man. Most of us know by now that we need to be eating fresh fruits and veggies everyday in abundance for optimal health and detoxification. However, for many people this isn’t as easy as it might seem. While it isn’t meant to replace eating fresh vegetables, wheatgrass benefits provide numerous antioxidants and other nutrients, all in one small easy-to-drink glass. You can find it here 

Signs that you may be having a stroke:

Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache with no known cause

You should never wait more than five minutes to dial 9-1-1 if you experience even one of the signs above. Remember, you could be having a stroke even if you’re not experiencing all of the symptoms. And remember to check the time. The responding emergency medical technician or ER nurse at the hospital will need to know when the first symptom occurred.

 

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Never buy laundry detergent again – Use THIS instead (costs less & protects your health) https://livingtraditionally.com/never-buy-laundry-detergent-again-use-this-instead-costs-less-protects-your-health/ Thu, 24 May 2018 02:01:39 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10567 Did you know there are more that 7 dangerous chemicals lurking in your laundry detergent? During WWI many man made chemicals were introduced due to shortages of soap. Most are still used today because they are cost effective but their use may have long-term affects on our delicate systems. Chief among these concerns is a […]

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Did you know there are more that 7 dangerous chemicals lurking in your laundry detergent? During WWI many man made chemicals were introduced due to shortages of soap. Most are still used today because they are cost effective but their use may have long-term affects on our delicate systems.

Chief among these concerns is a chemical known as 1,4-dioxane. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, exposure to this compound can cause eye and nose irritation, kidney problems, and possible long-term lung damage.

The EPA on 1,4-Dioxane
“1,4-Dioxane is used as a solvent. Acute (short-term) inhalation exposure to high levels of 1,4-dioxane has caused vertigo, drowsiness, headache, anorexia, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs in humans…Damage to the liver and kidneys has been observed in rats chronically (long-term) exposed in their drinking water… Tumors have been observed in orally exposed animals. EPA has classified 1,4-dioxane as a Group B2, probable human carcinogen.”

The stronger the detergent, the harsher the ingredients tend to be. This can create problems for people with sensitive skin or chemical sensitivity. Allergies to products containing harsh chemical ingredients are on the rise, and more and more people are turning to gentler, natural alternatives.

On top of that, most laundry detergents are terrible for our environment, and just simply add more chemicals to our rivers, streams, and groundwater supplies, which also can affect your health when that water is used for public water supplies.

Other ingredients found in laundry detergent:

Phthalates
Propylene Glycol
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
Surfactants
the byproduct 1,4 Dioxane

Just take 2 of the ingredients listed, both the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the EPA consider 1,4 Dioxane to be a probable human carcinogen. Also, phthalates are a problem chemical highlighted by the President’s Cancer Panel in their 2010 report.

Natural Laundry Soap Detergent

Grate the bar soap or mix in food processor until finely ground. Use natural soap (the kind I use here)

In a large bowl, mix 2 parts washing soda, 2 parts Borax and 1 part grated soap. …

Store in closed container. …

Use 2 Tablespoons to 1/4 cup per load of laundry.

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This Tea Burns Fat Faster than Any Other Drink or Food https://livingtraditionally.com/this-tea-burns-fat-faster-than-any-other-drink-or-food/ Tue, 15 May 2018 12:45:12 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10545 In recent years, there have been a lot of news stories about the benefits of green tea in weight loss management. But does it really work, or is it just more hype being promoted by vitamin companies hoping to boost sales? Fortunately, there’s no need for conjecture. Lots of scientific studies have been conducted with […]

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In recent years, there have been a lot of news stories about the benefits of green tea in weight loss management. But does it really work, or is it just more hype being promoted by vitamin companies hoping to boost sales? Fortunately, there’s no need for conjecture. Lots of scientific studies have been conducted with the aim of unlocking green tea weight loss secrets, and what researchers have found time and time again is that drinking green tea does, in fact, offer significant benefits for those seeking to manage weight.

One of the primary ways green tea helps control weight is by preventing the degradation of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in helping the body shed pounds. Here’s how:

The body naturally produces a chemical called catechol-O-methyltransferase, or COMT, which regulates the production and activity of norepinephrine. Green tea contains catechins, chemical substances that inhibit COMT to prevent it from breaking down norepinephrine. As a result, more of the neurotransmitter is available to aid the body in losing weight.

 

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Tea contains several catechins, but the one that’s found in the greatest concentration is epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG, which is often mentioned in ads promoting green tea supplements.

The great thing about these catechins is that they can be easily included in supplements, which means you don’t need to drink a boatload of tea in order to experience all the weight-loss benefits that tea offers. And the even greater thing is that there have been lots of scientific studies to prove it.

What the studies are saying
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has published several studies about green teaextract and its benefits in weight loss. In one study of healthy men, researchers looked at both fat oxidation — that is, how well the body burns fat — and the ability of the body to control and tolerate glucose with and without green tea supplementation. What they found was that the men who were given the green tea supplements had better glucose tolerance and significantly greater fat-burning activity; in fact, they found that the fat-burning rate in men who took the green tea supplements was a whopping 17 percent greater than it was in men who did not take the supplements. (1)

In another study published in the journal, researchers decided to determine if the catechins in green tea really promote weight loss or if the extra fat-burning activity demonstrated by tea could actually be attributed to the beverage’s caffeine. They divided their subjects into three groups, giving green tea supplements to one group, caffeine supplements to another group and a placebo to the third group. Then they looked at how much energy the body expended during a 24-hour period. What they found was that the group which received the green tea supplements had a significant increase in energy expenditure compared to the other groups, meaning the fat-burning properties of green tea have nothing to do with the caffeine contained in the beverage form. (2) In fact, no increase in fat-burning energy expenditure was noted in the group receiving just caffeine. Their conclusion: Green tea promotes fat oxidation “beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se.” In plain English, it’s not green tea’s caffeine content that promotes weightloss.

Not only does green tea help increase the amount of fat the body burns, but it also seems to prevent fat cells from collecting additional fat. In a study that focused on the effects of green tea’s ECGC content, the compound found in green tea supplements, researchers found that ECGC “effectively depleted fat accumulation” in fat cells, or adipocytes. (3)

And in a study from Penn State University, mice that were fed ECGC along with a high-fat diet gained weight much more slowly than mice that were fed the same exact diet but without the addition of ECGC, indicating that consumption of ECGC can aid in weight loss independently of other effects or activity. (4)

Maximizing the benefits
So what does all this mean? In a nutshell, all of these studies (and many others) have clearly shown that taking green tea supplements with ECGC can have a significant effect on weight management and weight loss. Of course, when those supplements are combined with other healthy lifestyle habits, shedding pounds can become even easier. To get the greatest weight-loss benefits, add in a healthy diet and exercise regularly — simply taking regular walks will work wonders.

The best time to start any weight management program, including introducing green tea supplements for weight management, is now. Take that first step toward healthier living and see how quickly you start to feel more energized and more in control of your own life and health.

Source:

(1) http://ajcn.nutrition.org

(2) http://ajcn.nutrition.org

(3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

(4) http://www.eurekalert.org

http://science.naturalnews.com

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10 Fast Food Places That Use This Deadly Synthetic Leather Chemical in Their Food https://livingtraditionally.com/10-fast-food-places-that-use-this-deadly-synthetic-leather-chemical-in-their-food/ Tue, 15 May 2018 12:19:57 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10541 In 2014, Subway announced it would remove an additive from its bread after a food blogger sparked a consumer uprising. Azodicarbonamide is a dangerous industrial chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe rubber, and synthetic leather. Although there’s no reason for it to be in bread, it has in fact been used for decades as […]

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In 2014, Subway announced it would remove an additive from its bread after a food blogger sparked a consumer uprising.

Azodicarbonamide is a dangerous industrial chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe rubber, and synthetic leather. Although there’s no reason for it to be in bread, it has in fact been used for decades as a dough conditioner.

The primary function of azodicarbonamide is centered on the way it breaks down during processing — it creates tiny bubbles that make things “foamy.” Somewhere in the testing procedures, scientists discovered it whitened flour and acted as an oxidizing agent. Bakers, or rather “food scientists” soon concluded that it should be a standard inclusion in bread.

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ADC is not approved for use in the European Union or Australia, but considered safe in small amounts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Vani Hari, a blogger known as Food Babe, gathered tens of thousands of signatures on a petition to get Subway to remove the stuff. It worked.

Health Dangers Include

Azodicarbonamide Increases Gluten Content in Bread. …
Azodicarbonamide Can Cause Respiratory Problems. …
Azodicarbonamide is a Skin Irritant. …
Azodicarbonamide Disrupts the Immune System. …
Azodicarbonamide Creates Toxic By-Products When Heated. …
Harmful to Hormone Function.

Now These Other Popular Food Chains Need to Do the Same

Among the fast food companies whose ingredients’ lists (bread-based items in this case) contain the chemical are:

•Wendy’s

•Burger King

•McDonald’s (which continues to toe the FDA line that it’s “safe” and doesn’t seem likely to remove it)

•Carl’s Jr.

•Pizza Hut (garlic bread)

•Arby’s

•Steak N’ Shake

•Starbucks (they just announced they’d be removing it due to the movement against it)

•And many more…

The chemical has been linked to to asthma, respiratory problems, skin sensitivities and other health problems by the World Health Organization. And according to Food Babe’s website, it forms trace amounts of semicarbazide, which is a likely carcinogen, when it undergoes the heat of processing. But that hasn’t stopped the above companies from continuing to use it in many of their products.

 

 

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This powerful supplement has been clinically shown to increase hair growth, help with weight loss and slow down & reverse the aging process https://livingtraditionally.com/i-took-a-spoon-of-collagen-every-morning-for-two-weeks-heres-what-happened/ Mon, 14 May 2018 12:15:21 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10531 If you’ve been following me for awhile (specifically on Instagram), you know collagen is a staple for me every.single.day. And today I want to share why I take collagen and why I am so obsessed with it. Less collagen means skin that starts to sag. Dry skin and wrinkles start to show. I know this […]

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If you’ve been following me for awhile (specifically on Instagram), you know collagen is a staple for me every.single.day. And today I want to share why I take collagen and why I am so obsessed with it.

Less collagen means skin that starts to sag. Dry skin and wrinkles start to show. I know this sounds really doom and gloom and just sad. Don’t get upset just yet! There are a lot of things we can do to naturally reverse the aging process. I am all about that! Who isn’t? One of my top beauty tricks has been adding collagen to my diet. It has changed my life.

What is collagen

Collagen, based on the Greek word kolla meaning “glue,” is aptly named. It is the most prolific natural protein in our bodies—the adhesive that keeps our joints together and our skin elasticThink of it like this – it’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together, and when the glue begins to disintegrate, that’s when we begin to fall apart.

Found in our bones, muscles, and tissues, it breaks down as we age. By the time the average woman turns 50, she has lost half of her collagen. Outwardly, this results in sagging skin, weak nails, and brittle hair; inwardly, it results in joint pain and body stiffness.

It’s what helps skin stay strong and elastic as well as for replacing dead skin cells.

Collagen can even help reduce cellulite, as improving the skin’s elasticity with collagen means that dimpling becomes less evident.

This powerful supplement has been clinically shown to increase hair growth, help with weight loss and slow down & reverse the aging process.

Collagen is a special form of amino acid and most people simply don’t get enough of it in their daily diet.

You can mix it with tea, smoothies, coffee or even add it to meals you’re prepping. I like to mix it with soup or hot chicken broth, which is a healthy way of having it and you don’t notice it at all. Depending on the formula you’re taking, different amounts are recommended. I use Living Traditionally Collagen  (find it here) which is 100% pure and gmo-free. You can try collagen from aged 25 onwards when your body’s natural collagen supply begins to decrease. For me, it’s become an essential part of my daily beauty routine – I’m obsessed!

Unlike a lot of supplements, you’re not gambling a lot when you opt to try Living Traditionally collagen.  (find it here) It will only cost you a little over $20and will last about a month.

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Healed by wheatgrass: 74-year-old man with cancer told he would be ‘dead in a matter of weeks’ proves doctors wrong https://livingtraditionally.com/healed-by-wheatgrass-74-year-old-man-with-cancer-told-he-would-be-dead-in-a-matter-of-weeks-proves-doctors-wrong/ Thu, 10 May 2018 17:38:01 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10518 When conventional doctors told 74-year-old Danny McDonald of Dunaff, Ireland, that he had stomach cancer so severe that it would likely kill him within three months, he decided to ignore their advice to undergo toxic chemotherapy treatments and instead embrace a nutritional approach to healing. Four years later and Danny is doing great, thanks to […]

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When conventional doctors told 74-year-old Danny McDonald of Dunaff, Ireland, that he had stomach cancer so severe that it would likely kill him within three months, he decided to ignore their advice to undergo toxic chemotherapy treatments and instead embrace a nutritional approach to healing. Four years later and Danny is doing great, thanks to daily protocol he adopted that involves juicing and drinking wheatgrass, a nutrient-dense “superfood” with a variety of amazing health benefits.

According to Sunday World, Danny became aware of his condition when an ulcer suddenly burst inside his abdomen one day. After being rushed to a hospital from the farmhouse where he lives, doctors struggled to contain the bleeding, only to discover that Danny actually had a severe form of stomach cancer that had spread throughout his body. They warned him that the only way to get rid of it, in their opinion, was to undergo conventional chemotherapy treatment.

Unlike most people, Danny decided to think for himself by researching other methods of treatment. He later notified his doctors, to their chagrin, that he would be opting for his own homemade treatments involving wheatgrass rather than the poison. Not surprisingly, they were quite angry with his decision, insisting that he would be “dead in a matter of weeks” if he refused to comply with their advice. But Danny stood his ground and chose the wheatgrass instead.

“I told the doctors I wasn’t prepared to undergo the course of treatments they had suggested,” Danny is quoted as saying by Sunday World. “I knew it would kill me. They were furious I had come to that conclusion. The consultant warned me I’d be dead in three months.”

Defying the advice of conventional doctors could save your life

Far from being a rushed or uninformed decision, Danny’s choice to use wheatgrass as treatment for his cancer was based on numerous accounts he had heard from a friend about the amazing healing capacity of wheatgrass. Over time, Danny became increasingly more convinced that wheatgrass is capable of healing all sorts of health conditions, including cancer. So he decided to put his 60 years’ worth of farming experience to task by growing his own wheatgrass.

Find the best quality wheatgrass from organic sources here 

“I didn’t know what to expect, but I was determined to give it a go,” recalls Danny. “Within seven days the burning sensation I had in my side was gone and I was beginning to feel a lot better. I stopped taking the tablets which had been prescribed and I haven’t taken one since. A month later the pain had completely disappeared and I knew I was on the mend. The wheatgrass was working. I had made the right decision to reject the advice of the doctors.”

Not only was Danny able to discontinue use of the synthetic medications he had been prescribed, but he also gained back all the weight he had lost as a result of using them for his illness. Starting with just one ounce of wheatgrass juice a day and working his way up to seven ounces of wheatgrass a day, Danny effectively cured his cancer and is now a living testament to the life regenerating power of wheatgrass.

Find the best quality wheatgrass from organic sources here 

“I know a lot of doctors think wheatgrass doesn’t have the qualities to kill cancer, but I am living proof that it does,” he adds. “And although many doctors won’t admit it publicly, gradually they are coming around to see the benefits of wheatgrass. People ask me how I did it and I just say one word, ‘wheatgrass.'”

The following video explains more about how to juice wheatgrass for your own health:
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Sources for this article include:

http://www.sundayworld.com

http://www.cancertutor.com

http://youtube.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

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2 Most Important Supplements that Alkalize Your Body to Prevent Disease and Illness https://livingtraditionally.com/2-most-important-supplements-that-alkalize-your-body-to-prevent-disease-and-illness/ Thu, 03 May 2018 16:15:46 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10505 When looking at our bodies, there are many factors that make cells and tissues work properly, such as hydration, temperature, availability of nutrients, and pH. The pH stands for “potential of hydrogen” and is a measurement of hydrogen ions in a particular solution – the more ions, the more acidic the solution, and vice versa. […]

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When looking at our bodies, there are many factors that make cells and tissues work properly, such as hydration, temperature, availability of nutrients, and pH. The pH stands for “potential of hydrogen” and is a measurement of hydrogen ions in a particular solution – the more ions, the more acidic the solution, and vice versa.

But why is this so important? Our bodies are designed to operate within a very narrow pH range, which is around 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of higher than 7 is alkalizing, a pH less than 7 is acidic, and a pH of 7 is considered neutral.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is an Amazing SUPER FOOD that is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals (including thirteen essential ones and dozens of trace elements and enzymes). Wheat grass proponent Charles Schnabel claimed in the 1940s that “fifteen pounds of wheat grass is equal in overall nutritional value to 350 pounds of ordinary garden vegetables”, a ratio of 1:23. It is also a great source of Chlorophyll, which has been shown to naturally restore the body’s pH levels. Since most people, due to diet and environment, have an overly acidic body composition, the Alkalizing benefits of Wheat Grass (find it here) are numerous and impactful.

Spirulina

Spirulina is considered one of nature’s most perfect foods because it performs such a broad spectrum of activities in the body. Its nutritional profile shows it can replace many more expensive supplements, and its research profile reveals its dedication to promoting good health. Several animal studies have documented the ability of spirulina to arrest the development of cancer progression, reduce risk of cancer initiation, and boost the immune system. Spirulina has anti-viral and anti-allergic effects, and is a natural antihistamine. Recently, spirulina has been found effective at lowering the immune response when it has become overactive, a function that may make it effective against autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

For Organic Spirulina you can trust, try Living Traditionally’s Organic Spirulina available at www.livingtraditionallystore.com. We know you will love it for its quality and healthy properties. We know you will love the results you can feel!

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Here’s how to detox your body head to toe to rid your body of TOXINS that make you sick https://livingtraditionally.com/heres-how-to-detox-your-body-head-to-toe-to-rid-your-body-of-toxins-that-make-you-sick/ Thu, 03 May 2018 15:28:29 +0000 https://livingtraditionally.com/?p=10501 Today, more than ever, we are the effect of way too much stress alongside far more chemicals and toxins than ever in the history of man. To ensure we maintain optimal health and well-being, it’s imperative to support our body’s ability to effectively detoxify in light of this. The good news is there are plenty […]

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Today, more than ever, we are the effect of way too much stress alongside far more chemicals and toxins than ever in the history of man. To ensure we maintain optimal health and well-being, it’s imperative to support our body’s ability to effectively detoxify in light of this. The good news is there are plenty of ways to support detox that are both simple, affordable and even relaxing.

Spirulina is a blue-green algae. It’s full of minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids. Bathing in spirulina helps revitalize, nourish and soften the skin. It is thought to usher along detoxification by flushing fluids from the cells and replacing them with all this good stuff in spirulina. For that reason, it can also help with muscle aches and fatigue like if you feel like you are coming down with a flu or have built up lactic acid in your muscles from overuse.

Using a powerful mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bathwater medium creates a process called reverse osmosis. This process pulls salt and harmful toxins out of the body and allows the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.

Add the following to a warm bath:

½ cup spirulina, mixed in a pitcher of warm water (where to find)

½ cup sea salt

5 drops essential oil (I like to use a mixture of lime, bergamot and grapefruit). (where to find) 

 

Ten great reasons to include spirulina

1. Spirulina is known to be alkalizing to the body, which boosts liver function, a necessary element while detoxing.

2. Spirulina contains chlorophyll which is used for “detoxification” by helping remove toxins such as heavy metals and other pollutants from the blood.

3. Spirulina is often alternated with chlorella for detoxifying the body.

4. Spirulina is high in B-vitamins: vitamins B-1 (thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3 (nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid).

5. Spirulina is high in other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, and selenium.

6. Dried spirulina contains 8 mg calcium per 1 Tablespoon serving, which is more than raw spirulina.

7. Spirulina is rich in protein. In fact, amino acids make up 62% of spirulina and provide 4 grams per 1 Tablespoon.

8. Spirulina contains gamma linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid. The only other place it is found is in a mother’s breastmilk. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties especially when taken with other quality Omega-3 supplements.

9. Spirulina has potent antioxidant activity, particularly phycocyanin and beta carotene—antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage.

10. The very high concentration of bioavailable iron makes it excellent during pregnancy and for those with anemia.

For Spirulina that is guaranteed organic and sources from trusted farms and ranches, try Living Traditionally’s Organic Spirulina  from the Living Traditionally Store http://www.livingtraditionallystore.com.

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