For many years in Bermuda the name, Ray Pasnen, and the venue, Swizzle Inn, went hand in hand. You couldn’t mention one without mentioning the other. They were some great years. 16 years in total at Swizzle for Mr. Pasnen who not only worked there but also lived upstairs.
He says, “I could never has asked for a more perfect situation. Lots of great audiences consisting of tourists and locals, great food, great drinks and a short stumble upstairs at the end of the night. I thank the Correias and all the staff at Swizzle for such a great run!”
But. The times they are a… changing and last year (2015) saw Ray move to Bermuda Bistro at The Beach for his first season on Front Street. It must have gone over well because he is coming back.
June and July (2016) will see Ray playing not only at The Beach on Front Street but… the actual beach. (work permit pending) Bermuda Bistro has set up a location at Horseshoe Bay Beach called The Rum Bum Beach Bar and rumour has it that Ray will also be playing there. How nice to hear live music while sipping a cold one at Horseshoe?
Mr. Pasnen was just featured on a prominent European musicians website that promotes great acts to people looking for them. You can find that site here: Musiker Finden.
We look forward to the return of one a Bermuda’s most anticipated entertainers. And, for two, we can’t wait to hear “Rodeo Song” and “Red Solo Cup”!
Cinnamon has a long history of use in both Eastern and Western cultures as a medicine. Some of its reported uses are in cases of arthritis, asthma, cancer, diarrhea, fever, heart problems, insomnia, menstrual problems, peptic ulcers, psoriasis, and spastic muscles. There are scientific studies to support some of these uses. Some of the confirmed effects of cinnamon are as a sedative for smooth muscle, circulatory stimulant, carminative, digestant, anticonvulsant, diaphoretic, diuretic, antibiotic, and antiulcerative.
Cinnamon’s unique healing abilities come from three basic components in the essential oils found in its bark. These oils contain active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, plus a wide range of other volatile substances.
Cinnamon is often used in multicomponent Chinese herbal formulas, some of which have been studied for clinical effects. For example, cinnamon combined with Chinese thoroughwax (Bupleurum lactiflora) was shown to produce satisfactory results in the treatment of epilepsy. Out of 433 patients treated (most of whom were unresponsive to anticonvulsant drugs), 115 were cured and another 79 improved greatly. Improvements were noted not only by clinical symptoms, but also by improvements in brain wave patterns. Other clinical studies have shown cinnamon-containing formulas to be useful in cases of the common cold, influenza, and frostbite. However, it is not really known to what degree the improvements noted are actually due to the cinnamon versus the other components.
That same work also says of honey:
Referred to in ancient Sumerian, Vedic, Egyptian, and biblical writings, honey has been employed since ancient times for both nutrition and healing medicine. For centuries honey has been a multipurpose food, used to give homage to the gods and to help embalm the dead, as well as for medical and cosmetic purposes. Some evidence suggests that despite the risk of bee sting, collection of honey has occurred since 7000 B.C.E., and since at least 700 B.C.E., beekeeping for the production of honey (apiculture) has been used. To the surprise of the Spanish conquistadors, the natives of Central and South America were already keeping bees for the purpose of collecting honey when they arrived. Honey was considered a food of the rich for many years. More recently, honey has decreased in popularity as refined sugar, which is cheaper and sweeter, has replaced the sweet, viscous liquid in common households all over the world.
Honey is a source of riboflavin and vitamin B6. It also provides iron and manganese. A 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving of honey provides 304 calories, mostly as 82.4 grams of carbohydrate, almost all of which is sugar, 0.3 grams of protein, and 0 grams of fat. However, honey is more likely to be consumed by the tablespoon (15 grams), which provides 64 calories, 17.3 grams of carbohydrate, and 0.1 grams of protein.
The health benefits of a particular honey depend on its processing as well as the quality of the flowers the bees utilize when collecting the pollen. Raw honey is honey that has not been pasteurized, clarified, or filtered, and this form typically retains more of the healthful phytochemicals lost to the standard processing of honey. Propolis is a product of tree sap mixed with bee secretions that is used by bees to protect against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Propolis is unfortunately lost in honey processing, thus greatly reducing the level of phytochemicals known to protect against the germs; recent research suggests that these may also prevent certain types of cancer. Also important, healthy organic flowering plants will provide the raw nectar that will confer a higher-quality nutrient profile to the honey produced.
Within the propolis are well-researched phytochemicals that have cancer-preventing and antitumor properties. These substances include caffeic acid, methyl caffeate, phenylethyl caffeate, phenylethyl dimethycaffeate. Researchers have discovered that these substances in propolis prevent colon cancer in animals by shutting down the activity of two enzymes, phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C and lipoxygenase, that are involved in the production of cancer-causing compounds.
The following sections address the complete health benefits of honey in its raw form and of bee pollen, propolis, and royal jelly:
Honey, particularly darker honey, such as buckwheat honey, is a rich source of phenolic compounds, such as flavonoids, that exert significant antioxidant activity.
Honey is an excellent source of readily available carbohydrate, a chief source of quick energy.
The wound-healing properties of honey may be its most promising medicinal quality. Honey has been used topically as an antiseptic therapeutic agent for the treatment of ulcers, burns, and wounds for centuries.
Propolis contains well-researched phytochemicals that have numerous cancer-preventing and antitumor properties.
It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients.
Honey and Cinnamon | Health uses
Researched by western scientists:
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder….who knew?
CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.
COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!
UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals
INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.
PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.
SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.
WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.
FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.
BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.
Do you lie awake at night spending more time staring at the ceiling than sleeping? You are not alone! Millions of other people are experiencing the same thing all across the world. They wake up in the middle of the night, can’t fall back to sleep and rise before dawn.
Insomnia – The Symptoms, Affects and Treatments
Forms Of Insomnia
Insomnia comes in many forms, not just in the form of sleeplessness:
Difficulty falling asleep
Having problems staying asleep after falling asleep. Waking up many times
during the night.
Waking up too early.
Not feeling refreshed after waking up.
The Symptoms Of Insomnia
Insomnia can have a serious affect on a person’s daily life style. Symptoms of insomnia can include all of the following:
Feeling sleepy during the day
Having poor or slow judgment
Inability to pay attention to detail
Inability to remember things – even things that happened only minutes before.
Easily irritated by minor things
Types Of Insomnia
Transient Insomnia – a temporary effect that lasts just a few days.
Short-Term Insomnia – lasts for between two to four weeks.
Chronic Insomnia – lasts for a month or longer.
Causes Of Insomnia
There are many causes for insomnia. Below are some of the most common reasons people suffer from insomnia.
Too much caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol before bedtime. Smoking contributes to many health related problems and you should try to quit smoking..
Tips For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep
Following some of the helpful guidelines below can help you get a better night’s sleep:
Set A Schedule
Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. This will help your body get used to a sleeping pattern. “Sleeping in” on the weekends can cause insomnia because it is interrupting the sleep cycle that your body is used to.
Get Some Exercise
Try to get 20 to 30 minutes of exercise no sooner than 6 hours before bedtime- any exercise just before bed may cause you not to sleep that well.
Avoid Caffeine, Nicotine, and Alcohol
Avoid things that contain any caffeine such as coffee, soda pop, teas, and candy. Smokers usually sleep very lightly at night and will wake up at the slightest noise, sometimes not being able to fall back asleep. The same goes for people that drink alcohol just before going to bed.
Do Something Relaxing Before Going To Bed
Doing something that relaxes you before bed is good such as a warm bath, reading a book, or watching your favorite TV show.
Do Not Over Sleep
Be sure to wake up and get out of bed at your normal time frame. Sleeping more hours than you are used to will throw off your sleep cycle and cause sleeping problems. It may cause you to not be tired at night and then go to bed later, thus resulting in sleeping in even later the next morning.
Control Your Room Temperature
Extreme cold or warmth can cause you to sleep poorly. Be sure to maintain a comfortable room temperature that won’t aggravate you during the night. If you have a waterbed be sure to set the water temperature at a comfortable temperature as well.
When It Is Time To See A Doctor about Insomnia?
If your sleeping problem persists for more than one month then it may be time to visit your family doctor. Your doctor will be able to give you advice for your particular needs and can prescribe stronger sleeping aides that are not available over the counter.
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Respected cancer doctor, Thomas Lodi, MD, MD(H), FICT, DAARFM, CNS, practiced conventional medicine for about 10 years before realizing that it doesn’t work when fighting cancer. A book called ‘Medical Miracle‘ changed the way he thought about treating cancer patients. He now practices a form of ‘integrative medicine’. Nothing is thrown out. If it works, he uses it in the treatment of those with cancer. He now runs his own clinic in Arizona and has been treating patients, effectively, for over 28 years.
“We were not designed to fall apart at 60.”
He says, “We are products of nature and therefore we respond to the biological parameters that define that.”
If you can approximate the environment in which you would naturally thrive, any medical problem whether cancer, arthritis, tuberculosis, colitis… will go away. Your body, in its natural environment will heal. That is what it does. Not only is your body capable of healing but it was designed to heal cancer naturally.
Heal cancer naturally
Cancer is just a big tap on the shoulder to say, “Hey, you are doing things that are bad for your body. If you don’t fix it, you are going to die.” Doctor Lodi says that he sees himself as a guide through the forest. Go this way, not that way. Do this, not that. It is very simple, he says. Watch his video. He is very straightforward and easy going. It is a very easy 3:49 to watch and it could make all of the difference in your quest to heal cancer naturally.
"Thomas Lodi combines the best alternative therapies with the best conventional ones. Here he talks about his methods and shares health information that is essential reading – whether you have a cancer diagnosis or want to prevent one."
Heal cancer naturally
For anyone thinking that Dr. Lodi is just some quack who has no idea how to heal cancer naturally, Here is a list of his references from his website:
Professional Societies (in Alphabetical order)
American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
American College of Nutrition
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
American Holistic Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association
Cancer Control Society JAPAN (Alternative Care)
Cancer Control Society (USA) (Alternative Care)
Fraternal Order of Police, Police Surgeon Shield : 703 Lodge SA03-New York State
International Oxidative Medical Association
International Society of Orthomolecular Medicine
Certification & Licensing (in date order)
Licensed Medical Doctor, State of New York – 1986
National Board of Medical Examiners – 1986
American Board of Chelation Therapy – 1996
Diplomat of Oxidative Therapy – 1996
Licensed Homeopathic Medical Doctor, State of Arizona – 2002
American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine – 2002
Certified Nutrition Specialist – 2002
Insulin Potentiation Therapy – 2002
Fellow, Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine – 2002
Instructor Insulin Potentiation Therapy – 2004
Fellow, Integrative Cancer Therapies – 2010
Clinical Instructor in Medicine, University of Hawaii, 1991-1996
Medical Advisory Board, Elka Best Foundation – 2007
Scientific Advisory Board, IMREF – 2006 – present
Completed Training in Internal Medicine – 1990
Department of Public Safety
Ambulatory Medical Care
State of Hawaii
President, Medical Director, Chief Physician & Director of Laboratory Services
(Chemistry, Hematology & Microbiology)
Hawaii Medical Clinic
Ambulatory and Inpatient Comprehensive Care/Internal Medicine/Urgent Care/Critical Care
President, Medical Director, Chief Physician & Director of Laboratory Services
1993 – 1996)
(Chemistry, Hematology & Microbiology)
Resort Medical Centers International
Internal Medicine/Urgent Care
Las Vegas, Nevada
International Travel Health Consultant
1992 – 1997
1997 – 1999
Under direction of Inoue Kiyoshi, MD, FACC
Department of Cardiology
Tokyo Keisatsu Hospital
2-10-41 Fujimi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Atkins Center & Yutsis Center
2000 – 2001
New York, New York
Natural Horizons Integrative Medical Center (formally known as Complete Care Internal Medical)
2001 – 2005
Glen Cove, New York
Thomas Lodi, MD(H) & Frank George, DO
2004 – 2005
Internal Medicine/Holistic Medicine
Integrative Oncology/Homeopathic Physician
An Oasis of Healing
2005 – Present
Founder & Medical Director Emeritus
Lecturer & Consultant in Asia, Europe and USA
Integrative Cancer Therapies
Psychological and spiritual hygiene
It’s already pretty apparent that organic berries are very good for your overall health. The vitamins and phyto-nutrients that they contain spread a number of benefits throughout the entire body body, but is it possible to make them even more healthy?
The answer to that question is, yes. Yes we can.
Just freeze your blueberries
More and more research is pointing in the direction that freezing fruits can actually make them even healthier. This appears to be the case with organic blueberries, where anthocyanin concentration is actually more potent after a short stay in the freezer. In case you don’t know, anthocyanins contain a number of anti-inflammatory qualities, and are known to benefit your overall brain health.
Some research even suggests that anthocyanin may possess anti-carcinogenic properties that could completely revolutionize the medical industry.
What does freezing your blueberries do?
When you freeze your blueberries (for short OR long periods of time), the low temperatures penetrate deep within the fruit and disrupt the tissue structure – this makes the anthocyanins more available and absorbable.
The berries actually have their sharp, blue color because of the anthocyanin in the tissue. Organic berries already have higher nutritional content than alternatives, but freezing them can actually improve on these 5 benefits:
1. Improving Heart Health
Eating frozen blueberries can significantly lower your risk of heart disease. This is because the nutrients regulate and relax the elasticity of your arteries in the vascular wall, keeping them from getting damaged. Consequently, this also improves your blood flow, giving you a healthy blood pressure in the process.
2. Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Forms of Dementia
The anthocyanin in the berries can actually improve your memory functions, and protect your brain against cell damage and loss. The protection makes your encoding and retrieval processes more fluid, making it easier to recall information.The berries can also improve your nerve cell growth, and make communication easier between nerve cell processes. This actually slows down the rate that they age, and ultimately, die.
3. Improved Nervous System Health
The antioxidants in blueberries provide your nerve cells with protection, as mentioned previously. They also keep your brain healthy from various forms of toxin pollution that it is exposed to every day. They effectively create a safeguard around your nervous system to keep it healthy and strong for a longer period of time.
4. Improved Motor Function
Older adults, who suffer from impaired movements above the age of 70+ years, generally perform and behave more functionally after consuming frozen blueberries. They have heightened cognitive ability, which shows improved motor ability in comparison to other men and women in the same age group.
5. Improved Digestion
The antioxidants in blueberries protect your digestive tract from any damage from outside sources. The scary thing is, many of the people who lack antioxidants in their diets consequently develop cancer as a result of poor gastrointestinal health. People at risk of developing colon cancer should definitely bring more frozen blueberries into their diets.
Blueberries are already so healthy, but freezing them allows for you to get the benefits in such a higher concentration than refrigerated ones. They will taste just as good, but will be so much healthier without even showing it.
Try them out next time you pick up a batch. Grab a few extra ones to pack into the freezer for a few weeks, and make them a regular start to your mornings. Next time, freeze your blueberries before you eat them!
Glutathione is an important antioxidant in plants, animals, fungi, and some bacteria and archaea, preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals and peroxides.
Most important Liver Antioxidants
Glutathione (or GSH) is the body’s own master antioxidant discovered way back in 1889. However, it was only about 30 years ago that the scientists began to understand its functions and discovered how to raise its levels.
Glutathione – GSH – is one of the major antioxidants produced by our cells. It is known as the “master antioxidant” and is among the most powerful endogenous antioxidants produced in the human body. Among its many roles, it’s responsible for maintaining the levels of dietary antioxidants like Vitamin C and E. It is also required for the proper functioning of the many detoxification processes performed by our liver. Glutathione is synthesized from the amino acids cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. This is one of the main reasons why moderate amounts of bio-available protein are required for proper cellular detoxification.
There are several reliable ways to try to increase low glutathione levels. Taking precursors such as N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) can help to boost the natural production of this antioxidant. Some holistic healthcare practitioners also offer more complicated procedures for trying to get the reduced form of glutathione directly into the body. These include inhalation and intravenous treatment.
Oral supplementation with glutathione is also an option but the problem is that this antioxidant is not effectively absorbed when taken directly because it gets broken down by the digestive system. The Bulletproof Executive distributes a sub-lingual glutathione that is meant to be more absorbable than competing products, and may prove to be a cost-effective solution to inhaled or IV glutathione treatment.
3 Ways to Boost Glutathione Naturally
1. Eat more cruciferous vegetables: A few ways to boost glutathione naturally at home is by increasing your consumption of sulfur-rich cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and brussel sprouts which have been documented to up-regulate this important antioxidant (1). The compound curcumin found in turmeric has also been shown to increase levels of glutathione (2). Another factor to keep in mind is that regular exercise can help with the production of glutathione however excess exercise can actually deplete it. Make sure that you exercise to your personal limit and not over it.
2. De-stress: Another issue to keep in mind is stress, which has been shown to deplete glutathione in humans (3). It’s also known to up-regulate inflammation in the body and deplete us in many ways. It cannot be repeated enough that managing stress levels should be one of our top priorities when it comes to our health.
3. Include more plant protein: Eating healthy sources of protein containing foods can help with the production of glutathione, and this is especially important when our bodies are undergoing any kind of detox. Superfood powders like Chlorella and Spirulina that contain the amino acids cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine make a great addition to any juice or water fast and help to retain muscle mass during times of limited calorie consumption.
The immune system and detoxification system cannot function without GSH. In his book “Glutathione. Your body’s most powerful protector” Dr. Jimmy Gutman says “Glutathione modulation is an essential part of staying young, active and healthy.” He also states – “By keeping our intracellular GSH levels up we also keep our immune system on the ball and fully armed”.
In the immune system the protective activity of GSH is two-fold – it enhances the activity of immune cells and also functions as an antioxidant within them. This make it one of the most important “liver antioxidants”.
GSH has been clinically researched and proven to optimize your immune system, maximize the function of antioxidants, support your detoxification process at the cellular level, increase your energy levels and increase your strength and endurance. Make sure your getting enough glutathione. Your liver needs it!
Glutathione is important for the body’s cellular defense. It is the primary constituent in the production of the powerful liver antioxidants glutathione peroxidase.
Our Glutathione Booster includes a blend of nutrients that have been blended to enhance absorption and promote levels of glutathione in your body. This blend of ingredients includes: Vitamin C (As Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E (As D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate), Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Selenium (As Selenomethionine), N-Acetyl Cysteine, MILK THISTLE EXTRACT (SILYBUM MARIANUM) (SEEDS), GARLIC (ODORLESS) (ALLIUM SATIVUM) (BULB), ALPHA LIPOIC, L-Glutamine, L-Glycine, ASPARAGUS CONC. (ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS) (SHOOT) and Glutathione.
Beta Carotene Best Food Sources: Dark Green vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and tomatoes. Note: Beta Carotene natural form is comprised of two molecules. The synthetic form of Beta Carotene only has one molecule. Therefore, natural food sources are best.
The term carotene is used for several related substances having the formula C40H56. Carotene is an orange photosynthetic pigment important for photosynthesis. It is responsible for the orange colour of the carrot and many other fruits and vegetables. It contributes to photosynthesis by transmitting the light energy it absorbs to chlorophyll.
Chemically, carotene is a terpene, synthesized biochemically from eight isoprene units. It comes in two primary forms designated by characters from the Greek alphabet: alpha-carotene (α-carotene) and beta-carotene (β-carotene). Gamma, delta and epsilon (γ, δ and ε-carotene) also exist. Beta-carotene is composed of two retinyl groups, and is broken down in the mucosa of the small intestine by beta-carotene dioxygenase to retinol, a form of vitamin A. Carotene can be stored in the liver and converted to
vitamin A as needed, thus making it a provitamin.
Carotene is the substance in carrots, pumpkins, spinach and sweet potatoes that colors them orange and is the most common form of carotene in plants. Remember, it is always best to get your Beta Carotene from the plant sources mentioned above!
Did you know that eating a whole head of garlic a day does miracles for your body?
Garlic – a simple ingredient with amazing health benefits. It stimulates the immune system and normalizes your gut flora.
10 Amazing Health Benefits of Garlic
The cultivation of garlic started about 5 thousand years ago. It was used by the Romans, Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks, Jews, Arabs and many other cultures. Pythagoras called garlic “the king of spices”. The earliest known references indicate that garlic was an important part of the daily diet of the Egyptians; An Egyptian manuscript from that period includes 800 drugs, of which 22 were made with garlic.
Did you know that eating garlic on an empty stomach is actually really effective in preventing and treating many diseases?
Scientists have found that when you consume garlic on an empty stomach, it will only increase its power, making it an extremely powerful natural antibiotic. It happens because bacteria is exposed and cannot defend itself from succumbing to its power.
10 Amazing Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic prevents aging and clogging of both major and peripheral arteries.
The healing properties of garlic help reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.
It is very important to know that garlic strengthens the immune system, thus increases the body’s ability to withstand the harmful influences of the environment.
Garlic kills a large number of various bacteria.
Garlic helps protect against heart disease. Garlic reduces the synthesis of triglycerides in the liver which help prevent the development of atherosclerosis.
Garlic lowers blood pressure and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic and is an effective remedy for colds.
It is recommended to use garlic for disorders of the nervous system.
Garlic helps kill the cells of multiform glioblastoma’s – a malignant brain tumor.
Garlic also acts as an anticoagulant, which thins the blood and prevents the formation of dangerous blood clots (helping to reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack).
Is garlic as effective as antibiotics? Read on…
Growing up in Russia, from an early age, I learned that garlic was to be my first aid choice whether I was getting sick or just as a preventive measure. Nobody ever questioned its powers. Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic. It Does Work! It kills a very large number of different bacteria. Garlic is widely used in folk and traditional medicine for the treatment of many diseases and ailments. You should never question the 10 amazing health benefits of garlic.
Use Garlic Instead of Antibiotics
Garlic is composed of nitrogenous substances, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, silicon, sulfuric, phosphoric acid, vitamin C, D, B, phytosterols, extractives, and essential oils. Additionally, garlic is rich in phytoncides, such as allicin, which is formed by the mechanical destruction of plants, that is – crushing or grinding cloves of garlic. According to some researchers, allicin has a strong bacteriostatic effect which helps cure infections faster. Garlic can also fight fungal infections, which makes garlic a much more valuable medicine than that of many of today’s antibiotics.
*Garlic: Nature’s Original Remedy
Garlic contains more than four hundred different mineral components including many antioxidants which, have a number of positive therapeutic properties.
Garlic prevents aging and clogging of both major and peripheral arteries, helps reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood,
strengthens the immune system, kills a large number of various bacteria, helps protect against heart disease and
lowers blood pressure and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a natural antibiotic and is an effective remedy for colds,
helps kill the cells of multiform glioblastoma’s, which is a malignant brain tumor. Garlic is also known to act as an anticoagulant,
which thins the blood and prevents the formation of dangerous blood clots (helping to reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack)
and it is recommended to use garlic for disorders of the nervous system. So you see? There really are 10 amazing health benefits of garlic.
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