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The Healing And Medicinal Properties Of Chamomile

Chamomile refers to a range of daisy like plants. These are members of the Asteraceae family. There are actually a number of different species, however the two most commonly known are, Roman chamomile, and German chamomile. Both of these species have been used for their anti-inflammatory and calming properties since ancient times.

It’s an age-old herb that has been used for its medicinal purposes in ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt. It grew in popularity during the middle ages and was frequently used for a number of medical complaints.

It is widely believed to have been the European counterpart of China’s ginseng. The common complaints chamomile treated were skin diseases, cancer, nervous complaints, nausea, children’s ailments, fevers, inflammations, colic, and asthma.

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The Healing And Medicinal Properties Of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a long time used medicinal plant that has many uses in the area of natural healing and is a long used medicinal plant that has many uses in the area of natural healing.

While Aloe Vera is about 99% water, the remaining 1%, contains powerful nutrients that work together to provide various medicinal and health values. These ingredients include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignins, saponins, fatty acids, and salicylic acid.

Each one of these categories could have an article in their right, regarding the individual molecules and ongoing studies into their effects. For the purpose of this article, we are going to look at how all the properties of Aloe Vera work together and the benefits they provide.

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods And Diet To Combat Ageing

Ageing gracefully means being as healthy as you can be for as long as possible.  Your dietary and lifestyle choices play a big role in that.

Even though you make the effort to exercise and eat right, you should always be looking for ways to fight ageing through eating anti-inflammatory foods.

Ageing gracefully means being as healthy as you can be for as long as possible.  Your dietary and lifestyle choices play a big role in that.  Even though you make the effort to exercise and eat right, you should always be looking for ways to fight ageing through eating anti-inflammatory foods.

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Scary Results From Eating Too Much Protein

According to statistics, most individuals in the US take in 3-5 times more protein than they need. An ideal protein intake is about 0.5 grams (500 mg) of protein per pound of lean body mass. This calculates to about 40-70 grams of protein per day.

While high protein diets are extremely popular, eating excessive amounts of protein can be damaging to your health.  According to statistics, most individuals in the US take in 3-5 times more protein than they need. An ideal protein intake is about 0.5 grams (500 mg) of protein per pound of lean body mass. This calculates to about 40-70 grams of protein per day. While high protein diets are extremely popular, eating excessive amounts of protein can be damaging to your health.

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Using Juicing For Better Physical Health

There is no doubt that eating vegetables will make you healthy. The question is, will drinking vegetable juices give out equally healthy benefits? Or will it give more? I know you want to know the truth about juicing, that's why you are reading this. To give you this satisfaction, read on and learn more.

Juicing will allow you to consume more vitamins and antioxidants for an obvious reason; you can consume more vegetables when it is in liquid form compared when you eat vegetables in solid form.

Studies show that drinking juice of raw vegetables help fight back chronic diseases such as immune disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancers, skin diseases and many others.

Furthermore, drinking raw vegetable juices is very good for your digestion because your digestive system uses less energy to digest and liquefy food. Thus, it can rest more. Although you will not be able to benefit much on fibre, you will surely be delighted with the benefits that a live enzyme can give knowing that juicing will preserve the enzymes since the food is uncooked.

Then again, we need to understand that juices are not created the same except when done freshly. For bottled juices, make sure to read the labels because highly concentrated fruit juices can significantly increase blood sugar levels, aside from the fact that it has less nutritional value because it has undergone artificial processing.

To conclude, it is best to prepare fruit and vegetable juices by yourself to ensure optimum benefits. To enjoy it more, you can try combining a few types of fruits and veggies while you experiment until you find your favourites. Nevertheless, you can try some popular mixes such as blending leafy vegetable like spinach and cucumber, mixed with apple or carrot to add some sweet taste.

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What You Need To Know About A “Raw Diet”

For many years diet programs have evolved. A few of the most popular diets are the Atkins Diet, Zone Diet, Vegetarian Diet, South Beach Diet, Mediterranean Diet and Raw Food Diet. In this article we will talk about the Raw diet.

The way raw diet enthusiasts describe this regime is “it’s like a magical potion handed in a salad plate”. This is because its effect is delightful, it makes people feel like they don’t age, and rather they grow younger. More than this, they feel that they have so much energy to do things because they feel light and teeming with energy.

Generally, a raw diet is distinguished by food that has been heated to a certain level, normally around 104 to 115 degrees. The reason for this is that when the food is heated elaborately, the enzymes will be destroyed and when they’re destroyed, we will not be able to get all the essential benefits that our body needs.

However, there are disputes to this claim and they are telling us that while it is true that cooking destroys the enzymes, eating raw food will not give much of a benefit. This is because as soon as the food reaches the acidic nature of the stomach, the enzymes will also be destroyed.

Thus, the same thing occurs in whichever process you prepare the food. Having said that, the real reason why the raw diet is perceived as an effective method in maintaining a healthy weight and body is that it’s a plant-based diet which is known in helping us to move in a healthier path.

Most of the raw diet enthusiasts are vegan because it is 70 to 80 percent plant-based diet. Basically, when you go for a raw diet, you should be ready to eat fresh fruits and vegetables all the time as well as other raw products such as unpasteurised milk, raw meat and the like.

On the subject of losing weight, raw diets can deliver great results as long as the rules are being followed. The general rule is to eat smaller amount of calories in order to weigh less. But the final question is, while this has several benefits, will there be a health risk that goes with the raw diet? The answer is yes! When you are practising the raw diet, you have to avoid food poisoning as it is common when food is uncooked.

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Coconut Oil as an Aid to the Immune System

Maintaining a well-balanced diet and carefully monitoring your daily food and drink intake are central to keeping a well-balanced and healthy immune system.

Your immune system has to fight off scores of bacteria every day and having a low immune system means you are more likely to catch viruses and other illnesses.

Ingesting coconut oil can help your immune system in a surprising number of  ways.

As we've already discussed coconut oil has great natural health benefits and works as an effective cure for a number of common illnesses including eczema, indigestion and a variety of skin diseases like age spot. However coconut oil can also aid your immune system in a number of surprising ways.

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Coconut Oil as an Aid to Digestion

Coconut oil has long been held to be a useful supplement to aid in digestion.

This is one of the key reasons it is the primary ingredient in many curry sources – and why curry goes down so well.

Coconut oil has strong anti-microbial benefits which when ingested help you to fight off nasty bacteria and bolster
your immune system.

Many digestive problems are caused by the presence of microbes in the food we eat. We have a natural set of microbes in our stomach acid that aid digestion but these often react negatively with certain enzymes found in other foods. This means that the key way virgin coconut oil can help our digestion is by curing indigestion.

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Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

Many people think that because virgin coconut oil has a high proportion of saturated fat it is bad for you to eat.

This is one of the greatest myths surrounding coconut oil and now turn to dispelling this myth and seeing how you can use coconut oil as a an aid to weight loss.

The chemical make-up of coconut fats 90% of coconut oil is saturated fat. Sounds like a nightmare, doesn't it, but a closer examination reveals the surprising truth.

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Study Shows Meat Free Diets Reduce Cholesterol And Prevent Heart Disease

When you stop to think of the dismal health conditions in the United States and other parts of the world because of our diet choices, you realise just how much damage we done to ourselves. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America for both men and women. Preventable heart attacks account for most of these deaths. 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese. 1/3 of all U.S. kids are overweight or obese and obesity is being diagnosed more and more at very young ages.

We eat like there’s no tomorrow, and then we pay the price, and not just individually but as a society when health care costs are in the billions due to preventable conditions.

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