HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS TEA

Rooibos Tea has gained popularity in America in recent years due to its benefits in preventing serious illnesses.  This tea is found on the slopes of Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.  The locals have been drinking this tea for hundreds of years and the tea has been commercially traded throughout the world since the early 1900’s and is known for its plethora of health benefits.  According to WebMD, Rooibos Tea has 50 times more antioxidants than green tea.  Antioxidants are known to thwart free radicals in the body that can damage cells and cause cancer. Rooibos Tea is rich in vitamin C and low in tannins.  Studies have shown the tea may help to strengthen bones and helps prevents osteoporosis and fractures.  Japanese women drink the tea to clear their skin of acne and prevent wrinkles.  Rooibos Tea is caffeine free and will not affect sleep cycles or cause insomnia as with some other popular teas.

Give the body a boost:  Anyone who has ever suffered from asthma, skin issues, eczema, insomnia, bone weakness or hypertension may want to consider drinking Rooibos Tea.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed many of the health benefits of drinking Rooibos Tea including its ability to reduce the risk of various types of cancer, heart disease and premature aging. It is a great tea for stomach cramps and other digestive problems.  Rooibos Tea is rich in minerals that may help boost the immune system and keep the body healthy.  It contains calcium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium and zinc.  The flavonoids found in Rooibos Tea are known to fight cancer and is currently being studied for its possible HIV/AIDS fighting properties.

9 Proven Health Benefits for drinking Rooibos Tea

#1)  Anti-inflammatory  #2)  Relieves Hypertension  #3)  Aids the Respiratory System  #4)  Good for the Bones and Teeth  #5)  Boosts the Digestive Tract  #6)  Improves the Skin   #7)  Helps prevent Type II Diabetes  #8)  Promotes Healthy Hair  #9)  Improves Blood Circulation  “Sholly Sez!”   

 

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The American diet consists of  high amounts of ready made fast foods that are eaten on the run and sometimes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (grab the bag, eat and return to our fast paced lifestyle)  Unfortunately, these fast foods contain very little nutritional value.  Because of this, many people are having significant health problems like a poorly functioning immune system, high cholesterol levels,  digestive problems, bones and joints are weak and painful, plus many other minor and major health issues.  This lifestyle can only lead to Doctor visits and pharmaceutical drugs for the rest of your life unless you wake up and make some life changes.  In order to improve your life the diet must be changed to include whole grains, lean meat and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.  (This means the food does not come out of a can)  Your body needs high quality vitamins and minerals every day!  There are many books available that can show you and put you on a healthy path that will change your life.  It is not an easy path, but a very rewarding path.  To get you started here are five supplements that are very important for your body and should be taken daily.

Probiotics:  To improve digestive health and keep it functioning properly, it is very important to take a good Probiotic on a daily basis.  Probiotics can boost the immune system, alleviate diarrhea and vaginal yeast infections.  Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that assist the body in digestion.

Zinc:  boosts the immune system, so infections and viruses can be fought off more easily and it improves the appetite and sense of taste.  It also works with vitamin A to assist in good vision and is important for children and women.

Omega-3:  Both fish oil and flax seed oil provide basic Omega-3’s which helps to prevent stroke or heart attack, reduce inflammation and cholesterol in the body.  Brain and cognitive issues can be improved with Omega-3 oils.

Vitamin C:  Vitamin C is water soluble and the body cannot make this vitamin on its own.  It is difficult to get enough Vitamin C from fruits and vegetables so a supplement should be taken daily.  Vitamin C is important for a healthy immune system and can help prevent heart disease and cataracts.

Vitamin D:  If you spend the majority of your day and leisure time indoors you should take a daily supplement of 5000 to 10,000 IU.  Vitamin D is vital to maintaining healthy teeth and bones to help absorb calcium and phosphorous.  “D” is also essential for heart and lung health and from getting infections.

All of these supplements are very safe to take and have no  harmful side effects.  Always check with your doctor to make sure they will not interfere with any other medications.  “Sholly Sez.”

 

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Due to the type of foods we eat today, DIABETES has become one of the worst diseases in the world .  Almost everything we eat and drink is loaded with sugar, chemicals and pesticides.  A diagnose of either type 1 or type 2 means a dramatic change in our lifestyle in terms of the types of food we eat, daily medication or daily shots of insulin.  There are certain types of foods, herbs and spices that can keep blood sugar levels normal when a healthy body weight is maintained.

6 Amazing Spices and Herbs that can help beat Diabetes:  

Cinnamon:  Powdered cinnamon can lower blood sugar by stimulating insulin activity.  Contains bioactive components that helps fight diabetes.  Mix one-half to one teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of warm water and drink daily.

Chamomile:  This herb lowers blood sugar levels and helps prevent diabetic complications.  It removes excess sugar in the blood.

Fenugreek:  This herb can be used to control diabetes, improve glucose tolerance and stimulates the secretion of glucose dependent insulin.

Basil:  This super herb can control and bring down post meal and fasting blood glucose levels.

Cloves:  Cloves are rich in antioxidants, anthocyanins and quercetin.  The research study showed that 1 to 3 grams of cloves per day is beneficial for type 2 diabetics and manage glucose and total cholesterol levels.

Bilberry:  The European variant of blueberries is a significant treatment ingredient which aids to control the development of type 2 diabetes.  “Sholly Sez!”

 

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For strength and cognitive ability, the brain depends upon a healthy diet.  Certain foods are especially valuable for the brain and these important vitamins, minerals and nutrients are very important for your brain to maintain a strong, capable mind.  Here are twelve essential foods.

Avocados:  This delicious fruit is stocked with good and healthy monounsaturated fat that increases blood flow to the brain.  Avocados also are packed with antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamin C, fiber and phytonutrients.

Walnuts:  An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory and especially important to the brain.  Walnuts contain large amounts of vitamin E and has found to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Blackberries:  Very important to the brain as they supply beneficial flavonoids that enhance memory and hinder the growth of cancer cells.  Like other berries, blackberries can help the brain retain is ability to remove toxic proteins that are related to age-related memory loss.

Blueberries:  A slew of scientific studies have turned up strong evidence that blueberries can help the brain – by slowing the rate of cognitive decline and relieving the negative effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s and protecting from oxidative stress.  Blueberries have some of the highest amounts of anti-oxidants found in any food in the form of flavonoids plus vitamin K, manganese, vitamin C and phosphorus.

Spinach:  Like kale and other leafy greens, spinach is extremely healthy.  Leafy greens are high in vitamin E, folate, vitamin A, vitamin k and manganese.  Spinach in itself and other leafy greens postpone the onset of dementia by improving blood flow.

Salmon:  Salmon is a better source than walnuts for  for those incredible omega-3 fatty acids.  Omega 3-fatty acids are so important for the brain because one of the acids “DHA” is critical for proper neuron functioning.  If the blood has sufficient levels of DHA, the brain will work more efficiently.  Research has shown that people who do not consume enough omega-3’s have smaller brain volumes and have lower grades on tests for brain performance.  Salmon is high in selenium, potassium and B vitamins.

Sunflower seeds:  A convenient snack and a versatile ingredient in many different food dishes.  Sunflower seeds contain significant amounts of vitamin E, which can protect our brain before and during the aging process.  It is important to note that sunflower seeds are most healthy in there natural raw form.

 Peanuts and peanut butter:  Peanuts and peanut products have lots of fat that is primarily of the nutritious unsaturated sort.  Neither our brain or heart can be at peak performance without plenty of good, healthy fats.  Vitamin E, potassium and protein are found in abundance in peanuts, as well as smaller amounts of magnesium and B vitamins.  Choose peanut butter that is naturally processed with little sugar or salt.

Green Tea:  Green tea has long been known for its health benefits.  Studies show that green tea improves blood flow, lowers risk of strokes and heart attacks  and provides the body with antioxidants such as catechins like ECGC, which is very good for the brain and has cancer fighting properties and promotes healthy weight.

Celery:  This vegetable assists brain function from a plant compound “Luteolin” that relieves inflammation in the brain.  It also  protects the brain against other types of inflammation.

Dark Chocolate:  Large quantities of antioxidants from dark chocolate known as flavonoids help the brain by providing a boost to blood vessel function.  Dark chocolate contains nutrients such as fiber, iron and magnesium.  The best dark chocolate for maximum health benefit should contain high levels of cacao and small amounts of sugar and fat.

Chia seeds:  Another huge source of omega-3 fatty acids that are well known for extreme health properties.  Chia seeds possess potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin C, and especially large amounts of fiber and protein.  Disease fighting antioxidants are found in Chia seeds.

Almost daily we hear about how our food supply with GMO’s, chemicals and pesticides are effecting the function of our brains with diseases like Alzheimers’s and Dementia.  The population of the “WORLD” is suffering from eating processed foods, especially in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  “Sholly Sez!”

 

 

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A MARITIME MESSAGE ***

A number of clinical studies prove the natural nutritional supplement “PYCNOGENOL”, derived from French maritime pine bark, can significantly improve your health.  No matter how poor or  how good your current health, the evidence from hundreds of studies over several decades is clear that Pycnogenol will bring you important health benefits.  The evidence is that Pycnogenol helps maintain wellness by reducing the damage that ages your body and leads to many of the non-germ diseases associated with aging and decreased longevity.  Pycnogenol can also help strengthen your immune system to protect you from germ diseases.  Other Pycnogenol benefits support an active lifestyle, and maintain vitality, physical strength, mental health and and general well-being.  This includes “quality of life” concerns such as energy,healthy skin, a healthy sex life and normal pain-free movement.

These health benefits are not widely known.  Millions already benefit form Pycnogenol, but the vast majority of people have not heard about this wonderful natural supplement.  The goal is to share information about these documented health benefits and how they can help us all live better and longer.  As researchers, our mission is to bring to light the many health benefits of this amazing tree bark and documented history.  It is of little use and value to make a medical discovery if it remains buried in research files.  Surely you must be wondering how one nutritional supplement can have so many health benefits.  As scientists, we are trained to be skeptical and we hope you as readers and consumers are skeptic as well.  With close examination, the facts become self explanatory.

We are often asked how one nutritional supplement can have so many benefits.  The short explanation for the multitude of health benefits is that Pycnogenol is not merely one nutrient, but a precise, complex mixture of scarce nutrients, each of which may have multiple functions.  The nutrients of Pycnogenol are lacking in most diets.  They are primarily of a class of phytonutrients (plant-derived nutrients) called bioflavonoids.  It is only recently that scientists have found that bioflavonoids are so vital, yet lacking in modern diets.  This message is for information only and is posted as a blog on “Cornerstone of Life” for health information only!  “Dennis Shollenburg”

-Adapted from The Pycnogenol Phenomenon by Peter Rohdewald, PhD, and Richard A. Passwater, PhD

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According to a recent study by the European health conference, a daily 15 minute lively walk, “can add years to your life.”  Walking 15 minutes a day can reduce the risk of early death by 22 percent. Dr. David Hupin, University Hospital, Saint-Etienne, France stated:  Age is not an excuse to not exercise.  It is well established that regular physical activity has a better overall effect on health than any medical treatment.  Unfortunately, less than one-half of older adults achieve the recommended minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes vigorous intensity exercise each week.  The study involved more than 123,000 people whose lifestyles and exercise habits were studied for up to 12 years.

Even a little exercise is far better than none at all:  Among older people, those who exercised at a low level had a 22 percent lower death risk than inactive people.  Those with medium and high levels of activity had a 28 percent and 35 percent lower death risk.  Dr. Hupin emphasized the fact that even a low level of activity produced a “jump in benefit.”  The average level of all activity equates to a 15 minute brisk walk a day.

Setting a reasonable goal:  The findings are significant, because the minimum of 15 minutes walking per day is a more reasonable goal for many elderly people.  Maintaining an active lifestyle is important for people of all ages, but for older people it becomes even more crucial in terms of dealing with changes in the body that occur with aging.  When you grow older, bones can become brittle and the muscles shorten.  An elderly person can lose the balance and coordination that they have had their entire lives.  Staying active helps keep the body flexible.  Stretching routines will lengthen muscle tissue and help prevent wasting and shortening.  Exercise can reduce incidents of arthritis and osteoporosis by increasing bone density and joint range of motion.  Exercise is also essential to maintaining a healthy heart in later life.  Daily exercise will not only help you to live longer, but will also increase the quality of your life.  You will feel better and be able to enjoy your senior years to the fullest.  “Sholly Sez!” 

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Most of us have at one time, probably when we were children, had scratches, cuts and scrapes sprayed with store bought hydrogen peroxide to help stop infections.  This blog is going to discuss the many other benefits of “FOOD GRADE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE” for many health issues.

Can food grade hydrogen peroxide help cancer patients:  One of the most exciting uses of food grade HP is the potential for cancer therapy.  Although food grade HP is currently not recognized by mainstream medicine, there are many alternative cancer treatment centers where it is being used with positive results.  Science shows that cancer cells prefer acidic environments of low oxygen and plenty of simple sugars.  In a biological terrain rich in oxygen and antioxidants, cancer cells tend to have a poor survival rate.

How does hydrogen peroxide kill infections?  When food grade HP comes into contact with other substances, it will release a single atom of oxygen as part of an oxidation reaction.  Once this occurs, the remaining hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water or H2O.  Once the singlet oxygen atom has been released and is roaming around the body, it remains extremely reactive, oxidizing or reducing the molecular structures of a range of contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, as well as attacking foreign proteins and parasites.  Best of all food grade HP has the ability to target diseased tissues.

What do cancer experts say about Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide:  It is easy to understand why many Independent Science Researchers believe “Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide” has a place in cancer treatment and may even “kill cancer cells” based on facts that cancer cells tend to multiply in a low oxygen state and when exposed to oxygen the expansion of new cancer cells is greatly hindered and the cells may even die, because it appears that cancer cells do not have the ability to break down the oxygen atoms in food grade HP.  A WORD OF WARNING:  If you are a cancer patient, do not try to self-medicate.  “Always discuss any alternative with your primary cancer doctor or care specialist”.

Is Hydrogen Peroxide useful in any other conditions:  Food-grade HP therapy has also been used to treat other conditions, particularly those related to a lack of adequate oxygen reaching cells, such as asthma and allergies, diabetes, cognitive function, and cardiovascular.  Most scientific research is lacking in the treatment of these ailments with food grade HP Therapy, the ability of food-grade HP to improve oxygen levels – at the cellular level – provide some basis for proving that such treatment may indeed work.  “Sholly Sez!”

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Blueberries are just one of the “superfoods” nature has blessed us with.  There are so many wonderful qualities and health benefits to eating more blueberries, they are almost too numerous to count.  Besides being packed with vitamin c and antioxidants, research shows that blueberries are excellent stress relievers and can add significantly to brain health.  In fact, they may even work to keep dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at bay.  Though the reason why these brain conditions develop is still largely a mystery, one thing is for sure, it has a lot to do with what we eat and with our food supply (Pesticides, Chemicals and GMO’s.)  Those seeking to thwart cognitive issues should make organic blueberries part of our daily food consumption.  “Sholly Sez!”

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Your body’s magnesium level is very important for overall health, but we do not hear about this mineral on a regular basis.  Magnesium is used in over 500 functions in the body and levels are crucial for brain, cardiac and muscle function.  It is a vital mineral and without it we would not produce energy, our muscles would be in permanent state of contraction, manages cholesterol and promotes bone health.  Sixty-eight percent of Americans do not consume the minimum daily requirement.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WARNING SIGNS OF MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY:  

-Ringing in the ears or hearing loss:  Known as tinnitus, a constant, high-pitched ringing in your ears is a common symptom of magnesium deficiency.  Normal levels of magnesium will help prevent the formation of free radicals that can lead to hearing loss.

-Muscle cramps or tremors:  Your muscles function because of magnesium; without it, your body would be in a state of convulsion and your muscles would be unable to relax.  Low magnesium can cause facial tics and twitching of the feet while trying to sleep.

-Depression:  There is a long established link between low levels of magnesium and depression.  The benefit is that magnesium has no side effects like chemical pharmaceutical drugs.

-Abnormal heart function:  Low levels of magnesium can induce a condition known as cardiac arrhythmia.

-Kidney stones:  Adequate magnesium prevents the formation of kidney stones by preventing the calcium from binding with oxalate.

FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN MAGNESIUM:  Fruit and vegetables, Fish, Dairy and Dark Chocolate.  “Sholly Sez!”

 

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After decades of denials and attacks by the media which call people concerned about cell phone radiation “tin foil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists,” a massive multi-year study funded by the federal government now concludes that yes, cell phone radiation causes brain cancer.  The findings, chronicle an unprecedented number of rodents subjected to a lifetime of electromagnetic radiation, present some of the strongest evidence to date that such exposure is strongly associated with the formation of rare cancers in at least two cell types in the brains and hearts of the studied rats, reports Scientific American:  

The researchers found that as the thousands of rats in the study were exposed to greater intensities of RF radiation, more of them developed rare forms of brain and heart cancer, exhibiting a direct dose-response relationship.  In prior epidemiological studies of humans and cell phone exposure,  both types of tumors have also cropped up as associations.

Consumer Reports also authored this story published on Yahoo Finance, which stated, “The tumors found were gliomas (in the brain), and schwannomas (of the heart).”  The study was specifically designed to simulate the exposures of cell phone users and all parameters were tightly controlled and carefully monitored.  Rats and mice were exposed to the same kinds of radiation used in cell phones, for roughly nine hours each day.  THE CELL PHONE INDUSTRY CAN NO LONGER CLAIM IT IS BAD SCIENCE.  This is rigorous science and it shows a clear, dose-related causative link between exposure to cell phone radiation and the development of brain and heart tumors!

For decades, the government has actively conspired with industry to downplay any evidence linking cell phones to cancer.  We see this across the federal government, of course, with the EPA downplaying the risks of pesticides, the FDA downplaying the risks of pharmaceuticals, the CDC downplaying the risks of vaccines and the USDA downplaying the risks of genetically engineered crops.  The entire federal government as it operates today is little more than the science propaganda and marketing arm of private industry.  In all this, the role of the government-controlled media has long been to ridicule anyone who questions the official science propaganda on all of these topics.  Think cell phones cause cancer?  you’re a kook.  Worried about fluoride in the tap water? You’re a nut case.  Concerned about mercury in vaccines?  You’re and anti-science quack.  “WAKE-UP AMERICA!”  “Sholly Sez!”

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