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The Amazing Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits

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Fruits elicit not only joy in the eating of them -- incidentally, the word fruit stems from the Latin word frui, meaning "to enjoy, use" -- but they also nourish and protect the body with powerful, built-in medicinal activity. Fruits are, of course, by design a "perfect food," intended to entice animals to consume them in order to help disseminate their seed.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:46 AM

Who doesn't love the delicious satisfying sweet taste of fruit?  Fruit has amazing medicinal benefits. Are you aware that humans cannot like animals,, produce vitamin C from glucose? We have a biological dependence on obtaining vitamin C from external sources.

 

Read this interesting article on the Amazing Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits. And be sure to eat a few pieces of fruit (organic preferable) every day to get all the health benefits and to add sweetness into your meals. A good idea is to try a new fruit every day or at least once a week So what's your favorite fruit?

 

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Healing Properties of Fruits

Fresh fruits are good for our bodies, because they are jam packed with vitamins and minerals. Even many doctors and healthy specialists, encourage their patients and clients to eat much fruits daily. In general, fruits are good for us, but, did you know that some fruits have amazing healing properties?
1) Coconuts- are good to help in the fight against gastric ulcers. The milk and the water of the coconut have anti-ulcerogenic properties.

2) Cherry- helps in the fight against inflammation and pain. Anthrocyanins is a compound found in cherries, that is effective in pain and inflammation reduction.

3) Cranberry- the cranberry extract, is effective in the prevention of urinary tract infesction in women.

4) Elderberry- this fruit is used as remedy to anti-respiration, this is due to its active compound, "flavonoids".

5) Grapefruit- this fruit, including the seeds, have been known to be effective in the fighting against urinary tract infections.

6) Lemon- lemonade has been known to be effective with persons who has kidney stones.
7) Kiwifruit- this fruit has been known to lower cholesterol, when used with hawthorn.

8) Papaya- new research shows that unripened papaya, when applied to skin ulcers, has a positive effect rate of 72%.

9) Pineapple- the compound bromelain, when extracted from the pineapple, has been shown to be effective in some cancers.

10) Pomegranate- this fruit contains potent plant estrogen, and may function as a regulator for hormones.

11) Plantain- this fruit has been known to be effective in the treatment of diarrhea, clinical research confirms that plantain is valuable in its management.

12) Strawberry- this fruit is good in the help of cardiovascular health, it has also been shown to relax the lining of the blood vessels. This works to help to reduce blood pressure.

13) Watermelon- this fruit contains amino acids, which helps with the natural dilation of the blood vessels and the reducing of blood pressure.

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14 Simple Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake

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Ikea Lab Releases Free Plans For A Stunning Sustainable Garden

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6 Potent Healing Herbs For Cold And Flu | Care2 Healthy Living

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“Discover 6 great healing antiviral herbs for cold and flu-by best-selling author of BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST & 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.”
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Did you know that Mother Nature’s herbals are the best medicines you can take for colds and flu?  The herbs listed in the article are spot on as well as these ones not listed:

 

  1. Astragalus root - Chinese studies have shown that using astragalus during cold season reduces the number of colds caught and shortens the duration of those caught. If you tend to get colds and flu often, astragalus can help you build up a natural resistance. Don’t use if there is a fever. Astragalus root is a deep immune tonic.

 

2.  Shiitake mushrooms contain polysaccharides that stimulate your immune system to fight 

     colds. 

 

3.  Cat’s Claw has immune stimulating effects to rid your body of cold viruses.

 

4.  Anise tea stimulates mucus secretion in throat and lungs.

 

5.  Ginger tea relieves chest and nasal congestion and scratchy throat.

 

6.  Mullein soothes sore throat, encourages expectoration of phlegm

 

Health tips:  Avoid antibiotics as they are useless against viral illnesses as in the flu. Remember to wash your hands frequently. Drink plenty of warm or hot liquids for hydration. Use your elbow to cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing. Get plenty of rest. If you don’t feel well, then stay home unless it’s an emergency.

 

Read more about “6 Potent Healing Herbs For Colds and Flu” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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Is Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable?

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Many people are confused about whether avocado is a fruit or a vegetable. This article explains why avocado is technically a fruit.

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Homemade Ginger Oil | The Poppy Swap Community Pages

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"We’ll be honest! Fresh Ginger root oil is one of the hardest infused oils to make because Ginger is so juicy. But with the magic of a crock pot and a little patience, this heartwarming, inexpensive oil can be treasured by anyone. The fresh oil is gingery, golden, and deeply but gently warming."


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6 Potent Healing Herbs For Cold And Flu | Care2 Healthy Living

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“Discover 6 great healing antiviral herbs for cold and flu-by best-selling author of BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST & 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.”
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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, December 25, 2016 10:49 PM

Did you know that Mother Nature’s herbals are the best medicines you can take for colds and flu?  The herbs listed in the article are spot on as well as these ones not listed:

 

  1. Astragalus root - Chinese studies have shown that using astragalus during cold season reduces the number of colds caught and shortens the duration of those caught. If you tend to get colds and flu often, astragalus can help you build up a natural resistance. Don’t use if there is a fever. Astragalus root is a deep immune tonic.

 

2.  Shiitake mushrooms contain polysaccharides that stimulate your immune system to fight 

     colds. 

 

3.  Cat’s Claw has immune stimulating effects to rid your body of cold viruses.

 

4.  Anise tea stimulates mucus secretion in throat and lungs.

 

5.  Ginger tea relieves chest and nasal congestion and scratchy throat.

 

6.  Mullein soothes sore throat, encourages expectoration of phlegm

 

Health tips:  Avoid antibiotics as they are useless against viral illnesses as in the flu. Remember to wash your hands frequently. Drink plenty of warm or hot liquids for hydration. Use your elbow to cover your mouth when sneezing and coughing. Get plenty of rest. If you don’t feel well, then stay home unless it’s an emergency.

 

Read more about “6 Potent Healing Herbs For Colds and Flu” from www.care2.com by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

 

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7 Health Benefits of Cinnamon You Need to Know

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“ What are the health benefits of cinnamon? They are nothing short of astonishing, from lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar, to relieving arthritis pain.”
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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising?

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If your workouts take an even longer hiatus, you may start to notice your strength slipping after about two or four weeks with no activity.

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8 Reasons to Start Eating More Curcumin | Live in the Now

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Did you know that you can get the same or better results from eating the root turmeric as you can from taking cur cumin supplements? Always opt for the whole food.

 

Curcumin is the anti-inflammatory compound contained in the root turmeric. Turmeric is a spice commonly used in Indian recipes like curry. This spice has specific healing benefits for your body.

 

Eating turmeric daily will help you to decrease inflammation as cur cumin acts as an antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals. It also helps your body's own antioxidant enzymes work more efficiently. And less inflammation means a reduction in chronic diseases, arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer's as you age.

 

Turmeric helps to increase the hormone BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor) which helps brain function, improves memory, and increases intelligence. With the increase in the hormone BDNF, there is less risk from brain diseases.

 

Turmeric lowers the risk of heart disease as consuming turmeric helps improve the function of the endothelium (the lining of the blood vessels in your body). And studies have shown that cur cumin has an effect like, but better than Prozac to treat depression.

 

Health tips: Add turmeric root or powder to your foods daily. With turmeric, to get all the benefits of its compound cur cumin, just add a few sprinkles of black pepper (piperine) with the powder. add a little coconut oil and you're ready.

 

You can make a turmeric latte, turmeric green smoothie, add turmeric to salads, mains. Some folks make a paste with turmeric to use as a face mask. Just be cautious as turmeric stains.

 

Read more about "8 Reasons to Start Eating More Curcumin" from www.liveinthenow.com by Josh Corn.

 

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Blend Turmeric + Ginger With Coconut Milk. Drink Before Bed To Flush Liver Toxins While You Sleep

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Golden Milk Recipe-as it is popularly called, is a mixture of turmeric spice, coconut milk, ginger and black pepper. Raw honey can be added to it to it for more sweetness and additional health benefits.

We would like to share a bedtime beverage recipe that has an even stronger calming and soothing effect on your body and it is simultaneously packed with a myriad of healthy substances.

“Golden milk” as it is popularly called, is a mixture of turmeric spice, coconut milk, ginger and black pepper. Raw honey can be added to it to it for more sweetness and additional health benefits.

This amazingly delicious, aromatic and warming potion will wipe out any traces of anxiety and stress accumulated during the day with its calming effect, enabling you to fall soundly asleep.

But that is not all: while you are resting, the magical substances from the drink will continue to detoxify, restore and replenish each system of your body. If you incorporate it into your daily routine, you will definitely reap the amazing benefits over time.

If there is one spice that should be the staple product in every person’s kitchen, it is definitely turmeric.

This golden plant seems to be more valuable than gold when it comes to the number of medicinal activities it offers. It is also probably one of the most studied plants in the world.

More than 8 000 evidence-based studies have only confirmed what the ancient civilizations discovered centuries ago: turmeric has valuable properties that cover almost all health issues that a person might have.


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Detox your liver while you sleep and wake up unstressed. Try this concoction.

“Golden milk” as it is popularly called, is a mixture of turmeric spice, coconut milk, ginger and black pepper. Raw honey can be added to it to it for more sweetness and additional health benefits.
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Turmeric, ginger, and coconut milk?
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Are You an Autodidact? Or Do You Need Other People To Learn?

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Most people are not autodidacts. In order to learn effectively, they need guidance provided by teachers. They need support provided by peers. And they need structure provided by institutions.

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High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

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The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.


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Did you know that sugar shrinks your brain and excessive amounts cause changes in your gut bacteria that can cause major losses in cognitive flexibility? Read the article for more information on how sugar impacts your brain function.

 

As you’ve read on this site many times sugar and all its derivatives, including artificial sweeteners, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS now known as fructose), and all words ending in the letters “ose” (sucrose, lactose, and others) are not your friend. Sugar leads to inflammation which causes a myriad of chronic diseases, including diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and sugar also causes auto-immune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Candida.

 

In addition to harming your health, sugar also has a sordid history going back to 1493 on Christopher Columbus’ second journey to the New World where he brought along sugar cane plant seedlings for planting in the Caribbean Islands, giving rise to the sugar cane industry. Then in the16th century first Native American and later African slaves died in the sugar cane fields from brutal cruel labor, lack of medical care, or in attempting to escape imprisonment.

 

In the 1700’s an average person in Britain consumes four pounds a year. When the price of sugar falls due to overconsumption in the Americas, sugar becomes more affordable for the lower and middle class people who were never exposed to it previously. During this century sugar beets are identified as a new source of commercial sugar.

 

In 1807, the average Britain is now consuming forty-seven pounds of sugar a year. In the 1890’s indentured servants become the primary workforce grown and processing sugar. Indentured servitude ends in the early 20th century while the sugar industry becomes known for meager wages and workers living in harsh working conditions and extreme poverty.

 

In the 1900’s the average Britain consumes 100 pounds while the average American consumes forty pounds of sugar a year. In 1906, a German medical doctor, Dr Alzheimer first identifies a form of dementia characterized by dramatic shrinkage “ “Sugar’s Sordid Timeline History 21” in brain nerve cells. By the close of the 20th century, an estimated five million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

In 1910 a medical explanation emerges in the U.S. for the rising rates of diabetes: the pancreas of a diabetes patient was unable to produce what is termed “insulin”, a chemical the body uses to break down sugar. Therefore excess sugar ended up in the urine.

In 1962 an estimated thirteen percent of American adults meet the criteria for obesity.

 

In 1967, a Japanese scientist invents a cost-effective industrial process using enzymes to convert glucose in cornstarch to fructose. High /Fructose Corn Syrup derived from corn becomes a cheap alternative sweetener in place of sugar.

 

In 1975, in the U.S. 400 new cases of cancer occur for every 100,000 people.

 

In 1984, soft drink companies such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola switch from sugar to the cheaper HFCS in U.S. production facilities.

 

In 1992, cancer rates have climbed to 510 new cases for every 100,000 people in the U.S.

In 1997, an estimated 19.4% of U.S. adults meet criteria for obesity.

In 2004, obesity now affects 24.5% of U.S. adults.

 

In 2005, each U.S. citizen eats about 100 pounds of added sugars each year up from about 40 pounds in 1900.

 

In 2008, an ordinary American now consumes 37.8 pounds of HFCS every year, most unknowingly because it is laced in thousands of processed food and beverage products. It is considered one of the “hidden” sweeteners because, like many sugars and artificial sweeteners, it uses numerous chemical fake names making it difficult to identify on food label ingredient lists.

 

In 2008 also the obesity rate for adult Americans reaches 32.2 percent of men and 35.5 percent of women. Obesity is considered a contributing factor to the deaths of nearly 400,000 Americans annually.

 

In 2009, the American Heart Association issues health recommendations that women consume no more than six teaspoons per day of sugars and men consume no more than nine teaspoons a day. Generally both men and women consume three times that amount daily.

 

In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets every five years to issue dietary recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of agriculture (USDA), advises for the first time that American consumers dramatically cut back on the amount of added sugars to twelve (12) teaspoons a day, half of what Americans currently consume. Much of these added sugars are derived from consumption of juices, sodas, and a wide range of sugary drinks.

 

This information on the history of sugar comes from @hippocrateshealthinst.org 

References:

“A Brief History of Honey.” The Honey Association. http://www.honeyassociation. com/index.asp?pid=9

 

A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World.  William Bernstein. 2009. London: Atlantic Books.

“Adult Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Statistics. http://www.alzfdn.org/AboutAlzheimers/statistics.html

 

“Cancer Statistics.” NIH Fact Sheets. National Institutes of Health. http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/viewfactsheet.aspx?csid=75

 

“Cancer Trends During the 20th Century.” Journal of Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. Vol. 21, No. 1. April 2002.

“Diabetes Public Health Resource.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/prev/national/figbyage.htm

 

Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association . Circulation, 120:1011–1020.

 

“History of Type 2 Diabetes.” Healthline. April, 2013. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/history-type-2-diabetes#3

 

“How Sugar is Made—the History.” http://www.sucrose.com/Ihist.html

“Is sugar the missing link in RA? Weissmann G. Internal Medicine News. 2006;39(16):11.

 

“Major Milestones in Alzheimer’s Research.” Alzheimer’s Association. http://www.alz.org/research/science/major_milestones_in_alzheimers.asp

 

“Periodontitis Health Guide.” The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/periodontitis/risk-factors.html

 

“Processed Food: A 2-Million-Year History.” Scientific American .Vol. 309, Issue 3. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/processed-food-a-two-million-year-history/

 

“Sugar Consumption in the US Diet between 1822 and 2005.” Guyenet,Stephan & Landen, Jeremy. Online Statistics, Rice University andTufts University. http://onlinestatbook.com/2/case_studies/sugar.html

“Sugar Love.” Rich Cohen. National Geographic. August, 2013.

 

“Sugar and Sweeteners.” Anderson J. & Young L. Colorado StateUniversity, Fact Sheet No. 9.301. Food and Nutrition Series. Revised May 2010.

“The Real Bad Egg Is Sugar.” The New York Times . Feb. 19, 2015.196 References

 

The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire and War.  Matthew Parker. 2011. London: Hutchinson.

“Why Did Thematoid Arthritis Begin in 1800?” Richard S. Panush, M.D. The Rheumatologist . Sept. 2012. http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/details/article/2543901/Why_Did_Rheumatoid_Arthritis_Begin_in_1800.html

 

 

Health Tips: By now you may understand why it’s in your best interest to avoid, eliminate, and stop using and consuming sugar and all of its derivatives. Even so called healthy sugars, including honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, lucuma, brown rice syrup, agave, date paste, molasses, dried fruits must be used very sparingly or not at all.

 

Opt for fresh whole fruit. Berries, cherries, pomegranate and low sugar fruit (tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, avocado) are recommended. If you’re healthy, then you can eat other fruits as well. It’s always your choice, just be aware that too much of any food isn’t a good idea if that’s all you’re consuming.

 

Eat more sweet potatoes and cinnamon, try winter squashes with cinnamon. If you eat whole ancient grains, use cinnamon and carob for sweet or eat as a savory with other herbs. Your tastebuds do adapt and change within a few days. Take organic chlorella for sugar cravings. And you can use a few drops of organic liquid Stevia.

Once you get off all sugar, you will discover how delicious your food really tastes and your body will be much healthier. Always work with a qualified health care professional who understands nutrition.

 

Read more about “High Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning and Memory by Altering Gut Bacteria” from www.huffingtonpost.com by Carolyn Gregoire.

 

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Ignorance is bliss, and so is a donut!

Elizabeth van der Horst's curator insight, October 4, 2016 12:48 PM

Did you know that sugar shrinks your brain and excessive amounts cause changes in your gut bacteria that can cause major losses in cognitive flexibility? Read the article for more information on how sugar impacts your brain function.

 

As you’ve read on this site many times sugar and all its derivatives, including artificial sweeteners, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS now known as fructose), and all words ending in the letters “ose” (sucrose, lactose, and others) are not your friend. Sugar leads to inflammation which causes a myriad of chronic diseases, including diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and sugar also causes auto-immune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Candida.

 

In addition to harming your health, sugar also has a sordid history going back to 1493 on Christopher Columbus’ second journey to the New World where he brought along sugar cane plant seedlings for planting in the Caribbean Islands, giving rise to the sugar cane industry. Then in the16th century first Native American and later African slaves died in the sugar cane fields from brutal cruel labor, lack of medical care, or in attempting to escape imprisonment.

 

In the 1700’s an average person in Britain consumes four pounds a year. When the price of sugar falls due to overconsumption in the Americas, sugar becomes more affordable for the lower and middle class people who were never exposed to it previously. During this century sugar beets are identified as a new source of commercial sugar.

 

In 1807, the average Britain is now consuming forty-seven pounds of sugar a year. In the 1890’s indentured servants become the primary workforce grown and processing sugar. Indentured servitude ends in the early 20th century while the sugar industry becomes known for meager wages and workers living in harsh working conditions and extreme poverty.

 

In the 1900’s the average Britain consumes 100 pounds while the average American consumes forty pounds of sugar a year. In 1906, a German medical doctor, Dr Alzheimer first identifies a form of dementia characterized by dramatic shrinkage “ “Sugar’s Sordid Timeline History 21” in brain nerve cells. By the close of the 20th century, an estimated five million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

In 1910 a medical explanation emerges in the U.S. for the rising rates of diabetes: the pancreas of a diabetes patient was unable to produce what is termed “insulin”, a chemical the body uses to break down sugar. Therefore excess sugar ended up in the urine.

In 1962 an estimated thirteen percent of American adults meet the criteria for obesity.

 

In 1967, a Japanese scientist invents a cost-effective industrial process using enzymes to convert glucose in cornstarch to fructose. High /Fructose Corn Syrup derived from corn becomes a cheap alternative sweetener in place of sugar.

 

In 1975, in the U.S. 400 new cases of cancer occur for every 100,000 people.

 

In 1984, soft drink companies such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola switch from sugar to the cheaper HFCS in U.S. production facilities.

 

In 1992, cancer rates have climbed to 510 new cases for every 100,000 people in the U.S.

In 1997, an estimated 19.4% of U.S. adults meet criteria for obesity.

In 2004, obesity now affects 24.5% of U.S. adults.

 

In 2005, each U.S. citizen eats about 100 pounds of added sugars each year up from about 40 pounds in 1900.

 

In 2008, an ordinary American now consumes 37.8 pounds of HFCS every year, most unknowingly because it is laced in thousands of processed food and beverage products. It is considered one of the “hidden” sweeteners because, like many sugars and artificial sweeteners, it uses numerous chemical fake names making it difficult to identify on food label ingredient lists.

 

In 2008 also the obesity rate for adult Americans reaches 32.2 percent of men and 35.5 percent of women. Obesity is considered a contributing factor to the deaths of nearly 400,000 Americans annually.

 

In 2009, the American Heart Association issues health recommendations that women consume no more than six teaspoons per day of sugars and men consume no more than nine teaspoons a day. Generally both men and women consume three times that amount daily.

 

In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets every five years to issue dietary recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of agriculture (USDA), advises for the first time that American consumers dramatically cut back on the amount of added sugars to twelve (12) teaspoons a day, half of what Americans currently consume. Much of these added sugars are derived from consumption of juices, sodas, and a wide range of sugary drinks.

 

This information on the history of sugar comes from @hippocrateshealthinst.org 

References:

“A Brief History of Honey.” The Honey Association. http://www.honeyassociation. com/index.asp?pid=9

 

A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World.  William Bernstein. 2009. London: Atlantic Books.

“Adult Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Statistics. http://www.alzfdn.org/AboutAlzheimers/statistics.html

 

“Cancer Statistics.” NIH Fact Sheets. National Institutes of Health. http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/viewfactsheet.aspx?csid=75

 

“Cancer Trends During the 20th Century.” Journal of Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. Vol. 21, No. 1. April 2002.

“Diabetes Public Health Resource.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/prev/national/figbyage.htm

 

Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association . Circulation, 120:1011–1020.

 

“History of Type 2 Diabetes.” Healthline. April, 2013. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/history-type-2-diabetes#3

 

“How Sugar is Made—the History.” http://www.sucrose.com/Ihist.html

“Is sugar the missing link in RA? Weissmann G. Internal Medicine News. 2006;39(16):11.

 

“Major Milestones in Alzheimer’s Research.” Alzheimer’s Association. http://www.alz.org/research/science/major_milestones_in_alzheimers.asp

 

“Periodontitis Health Guide.” The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/periodontitis/risk-factors.html

 

“Processed Food: A 2-Million-Year History.” Scientific American .Vol. 309, Issue 3. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/processed-food-a-two-million-year-history/

 

“Sugar Consumption in the US Diet between 1822 and 2005.” Guyenet,Stephan & Landen, Jeremy. Online Statistics, Rice University andTufts University. http://onlinestatbook.com/2/case_studies/sugar.html

“Sugar Love.” Rich Cohen. National Geographic. August, 2013.

 

“Sugar and Sweeteners.” Anderson J. & Young L. Colorado StateUniversity, Fact Sheet No. 9.301. Food and Nutrition Series. Revised May 2010.

“The Real Bad Egg Is Sugar.” The New York Times . Feb. 19, 2015.196 References

 

The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire and War.  Matthew Parker. 2011. London: Hutchinson.

“Why Did Thematoid Arthritis Begin in 1800?” Richard S. Panush, M.D. The Rheumatologist . Sept. 2012. http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/details/article/2543901/Why_Did_Rheumatoid_Arthritis_Begin_in_1800.html

 

 

Health Tips: By now you may understand why it’s in your best interest to avoid, eliminate, and stop using and consuming sugar and all of its derivatives. Even so called healthy sugars, including honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, lucuma, brown rice syrup, agave, date paste, molasses, dried fruits must be used very sparingly or not at all.

 

Opt for fresh whole fruit. Berries, cherries, pomegranate and low sugar fruit (tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, avocado) are recommended. If you’re healthy, then you can eat other fruits as well. It’s always your choice, just be aware that too much of any food isn’t a good idea if that’s all you’re consuming.

 

Eat more sweet potatoes and cinnamon, try winter squashes with cinnamon. If you eat whole ancient grains, use cinnamon and carob for sweet or eat as a savory with other herbs. Your tastebuds do adapt and change within a few days. Take organic chlorella for sugar cravings. And you can use a few drops of organic liquid Stevia.

Once you get off all sugar, you will discover how delicious your food really tastes and your body will be much healthier. Always work with a qualified health care professional who understands nutrition.

 

Read more about “High Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning and Memory by Altering Gut Bacteria” from www.huffingtonpost.com by Carolyn Gregoire.

 

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35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds in Your Daily Diet

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Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and some minerals essential for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Chia pudding

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Did you know that seeds like flax, chia, hemp pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower are rich in omega 3s and 6s essential fatty acids, plant based protein, and fiber? Flaxseeds are good sources of folate and lignan precursors (phytoestrogens that can dampen the effects of your body’s own estrogen). Lignan precursors are activated by the good bacteria your gut.  

 

Flaxseeds are considered a first line medical therapy for menstrual breast pain states Dr Michael Greger, “How Not to Die”. If you’re concerned about breast cancer risk, eat about a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds daily as this process can extend your menstrual cycle by about a day.  Dr Greger goes on to say, that this means you’ll have fewer periods over the course of a lifetime risk and may have less estrogen exposure and reduced breast cancer risk.

 

60 percent of chia seeds fat content is from omega 3s making them one of the best plant based sources of these essential fatty acids. Omega 3s help reduce inflammation, boost cognitive performance, and reduce high cholesterol.

 

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, good source of copper, B1, magnesium, and selenium. You can use in place of more expensive pine nuts. Purchase raw.

 

Pumpkin seeds are the real treats on Halloween and year round. They are packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and loads of potassium. In one ounce there is 8.6 grams of plant protein and 10 grams of healthy unsaturated fat.

 

Sesame seeds (think Tahini) are rich in protein, B1, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, ad iron. sesame seeds also contain two compounds which belong to the family of lignans.

 

Health tips: Choose healthy raw seeds and nuts over packaged snacks that contain questionable ingredients. These plant based real whole foods are high in digestible protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals from Mother Nature, not from a lab. You can make DIY nut/seed butters from these satisfying plant foods. Combine together for more delicious nutritious goodness which satisfies your hunger and gives you real whole food energy (fuel) which your body requires to function optimally.

 

Want to beat depression? Eat more seeds as in sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, and butternut squash seeds. 

 

Make sure to skip the animal based recommendations in this article. Not only are animal based foods harmful for your health, but more importantly, animals are living sentient creatures that feel pain just like you and your pets. You would never think to eat your dog or cat, then why consume barnyard animals. Visit an animal sanctuary.

 

Read more about “35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds In Your Daily Diet” from www.ecowatch.com by Helen West, Authority Nutrition.

 

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Is Soy Really A Health Food? A Doctor Settles The Debate

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The truth about the Soy Myth and why you should feel comfortable eating organic soy products.

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Did you know that new research shows that consuming organic soy, including tofu, edamame, and tempeh is healthy and may have a  protective effect? Tempeh is a fermented soy product and fermented foods are known to be healthy for you to eat.

 

Make sure you are only eating organic as about 90-95 percent of conventional soy contains GMOs which have been shown to harm your body.

 

Not sure, then check out Jeffrey Smith with the Institute of Responsible Technology or Ronnie Cummins of Organic Consumer’s Association, or Andrew Kimbrell, Public Interest Lawyer for Center for Food Safety, or John and Ocean Robbins with www.foodrevolution.com 

 

Health tips:  Eat a variety of fermented plant based foods daily or weekly as well as other plant based real whole foods, such as jicama, asparagus, dandelion greens, onion, garlic, beans, root veggies, crucifers, chicory, mustard and collard greens. 

 

Organic produce contains prebiotic fibers which feed your gut bacteria , keeping them happy and well. When your gut micro biome is happy and well, so are you.

 

Read more about “Is Soy Really a Health Food? A Doctor Settles the Debate” from www.mindbodygreen.com by Dr Joel Kahn.

 

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Did you know that seeds like flax, chia, hemp pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower are rich in omega 3s and 6s essential fatty acids, plant based protein, and fiber? Flaxseeds are good sources of folate and lignan precursors (phytoestrogens that can dampen the effects of your body’s own estrogen). Lignan precursors are activated by the good bacteria your gut.  

 

Flaxseeds are considered a first line medical therapy for menstrual breast pain states Dr Michael Greger, “How Not to Die”. If you’re concerned about breast cancer risk, eat about a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds daily as this process can extend your menstrual cycle by about a day.  Dr Greger goes on to say, that this means you’ll have fewer periods over the course of a lifetime risk and may have less estrogen exposure and reduced breast cancer risk.

 

60 percent of chia seeds fat content is from omega 3s making them one of the best plant based sources of these essential fatty acids. Omega 3s help reduce inflammation, boost cognitive performance, and reduce high cholesterol.

 

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, good source of copper, B1, magnesium, and selenium. You can use in place of more expensive pine nuts. Purchase raw.

 

Pumpkin seeds are the real treats on Halloween and year round. They are packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and loads of potassium. In one ounce there is 8.6 grams of plant protein and 10 grams of healthy unsaturated fat.

 

Sesame seeds (think Tahini) are rich in protein, B1, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, ad iron. sesame seeds also contain two compounds which belong to the family of lignans.

 

Health tips: Choose healthy raw seeds and nuts over packaged snacks that contain questionable ingredients. These plant based real whole foods are high in digestible protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals from Mother Nature, not from a lab. You can make DIY nut/seed butters from these satisfying plant foods. Combine together for more delicious nutritious goodness which satisfies your hunger and gives you real whole food energy (fuel) which your body requires to function optimally.

 

Want to beat depression? Eat more seeds as in sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, and butternut squash seeds. 

 

Make sure to skip the animal based recommendations in this article. Not only are animal based foods harmful for your health, but more importantly, animals are living sentient creatures that feel pain just like you and your pets. You would never think to eat your dog or cat, then why consume barnyard animals. Visit an animal sanctuary.

 

Read more about “35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds In Your Daily Diet” from www.ecowatch.com by Helen West, Authority Nutrition.

 

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25 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!)

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10 Foods That Can Boost Your Immune System

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Iron is a mineral that plays an important role in immune function. Foods that are rich in probiotics are thought to help enhance your immune function. Vitamin C

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Did you know you that when you give your body all the necessary raw materials such as deep greens, sea veggies, sprouted foods, dark pigmented veggies/fruits, avocado, seeds/nuts, and legumes (beans, peas, lentils), and ancient whole grains that won’t spike your blood sugar, you’re supplying the body with food it recognizes and can utilize?

 

Your body uses these foods to reconstruct tissues and organs correctly, to promote repair and reduce damage in your cells that occurs as you age, to to build and restore muscle, to store fat where it is needed helping you stay fit.

 

All your organs, tissues, cardiovascular system, neurological system, and immune system get stronger and function with greater efficacy.

 

Every aspect of your physical, mental, and spiritual health will improve when you supply the body with an adequate supply of the correct nutrients and remove toxins from your environment. That includes brain function, energy levels, physical appearance, and vitality.

 

Health tips:  Avoid animal based foods as they are inflammatory. Meat contains the type of iron (heme) associated with colorectal cancer and lacks the phytates to put out the iron forged free radicals.

 

Plant based seaweed (sea veggies) are very rich in all the iron your body requires. Beans are also rich in non heme iron and beans do contain the phytates which extinguish the iron forged free radicals which cause inflammation. Remember phytates are now the good guys. See some of my previous posts.

 

Read more about “10 Foods that Can Boost Your Immune System” from www.ecowatch.com by Authority Nutrition.

 

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How to Grow Turmeric | Backyard Gardening Blog

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“ Days to germination: Started by root cuttings, not seeds Days to harvest: 250 days or more (8 to 10 months) Light requirements: Full sun, or slight...”
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30 Herbs for Colds and Flu

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“ Try herbal remedies for cold and flu relief instead of popping over-the-counter pills.”
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Lemon Juice: Acidic or Alkaline, and Does It Matter?

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“ Despite its acidic pH, some people say lemon juice has alkalizing effects in the body. This article takes a look at the science behind this claim.”
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One of the Most Undervalued Storable Survival Foods

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Preparedness is more than a method of planning, it is a lifestyle. Long-term survival strategies are most effective when they are incorporating

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Did you know that people have been storing food for many many years now? Farmers and city folk alike know the value of putting up food for all sorts of reasons. Some foods last longer and are safer to eat than others. Soaked raw nuts and seeds, DIY fermented foods, DIY freeze dried foods, DIY canned veggies and fruits in glass jars are some good examples that work.

 

Veggies such as parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, beets, cabbage, onions, garlic, squash can be stored from late Fall to Spring in a cool dry environment in your home or fridge.

 

Health Tips: You are in good hands with raw soaked sprouted or not seeds and nuts. From these you can eat as is or make nut/seed butters, add to recipes providing your body with healthy fat, protein, vitamins/minerals,and fiber.

 

Read more about “One of the Most Undervalued Storable Survival Foods” from www.naturalblaze.com by Ryan Banister.

 

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35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds in Your Daily Diet

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Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and some minerals essential for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Chia pudding

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Did you know that seeds like flax, chia, hemp pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower are rich in omega 3s and 6s essential fatty acids, plant based protein, and fiber? Flaxseeds are good sources of folate and lignan precursors (phytoestrogens that can dampen the effects of your body’s own estrogen). Lignan precursors are activated by the good bacteria your gut.  

 

Flaxseeds are considered a first line medical therapy for menstrual breast pain states Dr Michael Greger, “How Not to Die”. If you’re concerned about breast cancer risk, eat about a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds daily as this process can extend your menstrual cycle by about a day.  Dr Greger goes on to say, that this means you’ll have fewer periods over the course of a lifetime risk and may have less estrogen exposure and reduced breast cancer risk.

 

60 percent of chia seeds fat content is from omega 3s making them one of the best plant based sources of these essential fatty acids. Omega 3s help reduce inflammation, boost cognitive performance, and reduce high cholesterol.

 

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, good source of copper, B1, magnesium, and selenium. You can use in place of more expensive pine nuts. Purchase raw.

 

Pumpkin seeds are the real treats on Halloween and year round. They are packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and loads of potassium. In one ounce there is 8.6 grams of plant protein and 10 grams of healthy unsaturated fat.

 

Sesame seeds (think Tahini) are rich in protein, B1, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, ad iron. sesame seeds also contain two compounds which belong to the family of lignans.

 

Health tips: Choose healthy raw seeds and nuts over packaged snacks that contain questionable ingredients. These plant based real whole foods are high in digestible protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals from Mother Nature, not from a lab. You can make DIY nut/seed butters from these satisfying plant foods. Combine together for more delicious nutritious goodness which satisfies your hunger and gives you real whole food energy (fuel) which your body requires to function optimally.

 

Want to beat depression? Eat more seeds as in sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, and butternut squash seeds. 

 

Make sure to skip the animal based recommendations in this article. Not only are animal based foods harmful for your health, but more importantly, animals are living sentient creatures that feel pain just like you and your pets. You would never think to eat your dog or cat, then why consume barnyard animals. Visit an animal sanctuary.

 

Read more about “35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds In Your Daily Diet” from www.ecowatch.com by Helen West, Authority Nutrition.

 

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3 Things You Didn't Know About Your Gut Bacteria

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Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain and a board-certified neurologist, explains why the microbiome is so important and introduces a new concept: diversity of gut bacteria.

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Did you know there is a definite connection between your gut and your brain? Humans have co-evolved with gut bacteria and share a symbiotic relationship which scientists and researchers are just now learning about (within the last five years).

 

Plant based real whole food which is rich in fiber, especially prebiotic fiber is what the billions of healthy bacteria that inhabit your gut thrive on. Dr Michael Greger in his fabulous book “How Not to Die” states that veggies and fruits (produce) are loaded with lactic aid which is very similar to the types found in probiotic supplements. 

 

When you consume non foods, such as processed which contain synthetic chemical additives, toxins, GMOs (think pesticides), containing too much sodium, sugars, and unhealthy fats,  your body doesn’t recognize these fake foods as real food. Only real whole plant based food has the critical nutrients (fiber, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids) necessary for your body to function optimally.

 

The other metabolic disaster known as sugar and all it’s derivatives is a neurotoxin which leads to chronic inflammation and disease. Regular and excessive consumption of sugar in any form with any different name causes changes in your brain’s reward system and can be addictive. 

 

Health Tips:  Other stressors to your gut bacteria come from other toxins, fluoride,(petition your city to remove this neurotoxin from your municipal water system, chlorine (get a MultiPure water filter) for your water, prescription drugs (speak to your doctor about lowering), OTC meds (use herbs), antibiotics (use only for major infections), Protein Pump Inhibitors or acid blockers (avoid, take aloe vera and eat plant based real whole food), and do your best to avoid or reduce use of chemicals in your home and your car. 

 

Read more about - watch video “3 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Gut Bacteria” from www.mindbodygreen.com by Dr. David Perlmutter.

 

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The 10 Best & Worst Foods For A Long, Healthy Life: An M.D. Explains

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My list of the 10 best and worst foods for health and longevity is a guide for those who want to increase their resistance to disease and avoid the pitfalls associated with a poor diet. Consider this my "naughty and nice" list.

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Did you know that eating a varied plant based real whole food plan is just about the best gift you can give yourself? Your food choices are the primary way you  can either help heal your body or damage it. Food is information your body utilizes for optimal functioning.

 

Health tips:  Your mother or grandmother was right in telling you to eat your greens. Dark leafy greens are the healthiest food anywhere as they offer the most nutrition per calorie. Next up is the cancer fighting crucifers, including broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, arugula, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, horseradish, mustard and turnip greens, and watercress.

 

Sprouted foods with the most protein, sea veggies, and blue-green algae as in chlorella, legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils), onions and garlic, sweet potatoes and beets, herbs and spices, nuts and seeds, berries and cherries, and mushrooms (technically a fungi) round out the list. You can certainly add other veggies, fruits, and whole ancient grains to your meal plans as well.

 

Avoid, eliminate, and/or greatly reduce our consumption of simple carbs without fiber, refined processed non foods, all sugars, animal based food, all toxins, chemicals,pesticides, GMOs, fluoride, chlorine, pollutants, antibiotics, meds (work with your doctor), OTC drugs (Advil and others), endocrine disruptors, and heavy metals.

 

Nurture your gut and you nurture your whole body.

 

Read more about “The Ten Best & Worst Foods for a Long Healthy Life: An MD Explains” from www.mindbodygreen.com by Dr Joel Fuhrman.

 

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