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Sweet Potatoes are an incredibly nutritious food that are packed with antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamins C, E & D, and minerals such as manganese and iron. They are also high in potassium which helps to lower blood pressure by removing excess sodium and regulating fluid balance in the body. Sweet potatoes are an excellent anti-stress food and are known to help relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function. 

They are also one of the best anti-cancer foods and can particularly help to prevent breast, colon, lung, skin, and oral cancers. Sweet potatoes are known for being easy to digest and are very good for ulcers, inflamed colons, digestive disorders, and constipation. Sweet potatoes contain compounds called phytochelatins that can bind to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper, & cadmium and safely remove them through the body. 

Mothers have even given children who have accidentally swallowed a metallic object such as a coin, plenty of sweet potato so that it will stick to the object and allow it to pass through easier. The health benefits of sweet potatoes are the most bioavailable when eaten raw, steamed, or baked. 

Try making a simple fat-free sweet potato soup by steaming sweet potatoes until soft and then placing in a blender or food processor and blend until creamy smooth. Spices such as cloves, cinnamon, ginger, chili pepper, or curry can be added for a flavor and nutritional boost. 

Baked sweet potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator and later sliced over a fresh green salad for a hearty lunch or dinner. Sweet potatoes are also delicious mashed with a drizzle of olive oil, coconut butter, or avocado. Sweet potatoes are a comforting, satisfying, and very healing food, consider finding more ways to include them into your diet.

This item posted: 20-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf is a powerful and effective medicinal that contains tremendous healing properties for the immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic system. It is particularly beneficial in fighting viruses and bacteria in the body such as Shingles, Herpes, E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and Klebsiella pneumonia and can help to wipe out colds & flu viruses faster than most medications. 

Olive Leaf also has the ability to significantly lower blood pressure and maintain it at a healthy level. It contains a compound called Oleuropein which helps to prevent the constriction of arteries, increase blood flow, and improve functioning of the heart. It also helps to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and prevent the risk of strokes and heart disease. 

Olive leaf has been known to benefit those suffering with diabetes, high cholesterol, bronchitis, gastritis, and auto-immune disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, addison disease, guillain-barre syndrome, arthritis, colitis, lupus, celiac disease, eczema, scleroderma, psoriasis, cardiomyopathy, graves disease, and HIV. 

Olive leaf contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties which helps to improve circulation, reduce swelling, and increase energy and flexibility in the body. It is also a great digestive aid and helps to remove excess acidity from the body. 

Olive Leaf extract can be found online or at your local health food store in liquid, tincture, cream, and phyto-cap form. Dried olive leaf can be found in tea and capsule form. Consider adding olive leaf to your medicine cabinet for a potent natural remedy and an incredible immune booster.

This item posted: 19-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Reishi

Reishi mushroom is a prized medicinal food that has been called the “medicine of kings” and the ”elixir of eternal life” due to its astounding and powerful health benefits. Reishi has been shown to significantly boost immune system function and is an excellent cancer preventative food as it contains compounds such as canthaxanthin and beta-1,3-D glucan which can slow down the growth of tumors and help immune cells bind to tumor cells and remove them from the body. 

It also is well known for helping to protect the body from radiation damage and has been shown to ease symptoms of chemotherapy such as hair loss, nausea, fever, infection, and headaches. Reishi is amazing for weight loss and can help cleanse a fatty liver and reduce edema and bloating throughout the body. 

Reishi is also excellent for cardiovascular health and is able to help dilate the coronary artery, improve circulation in cardiac muscle capillaries, increase blood flow to the heart, and even help correct arrhythmia. It can also reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as reduce plaque on the arterial walls which can help to prevent strokes and heart attacks. 

Reishi is a vital supplement for helping to lower cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure, and to prevent blood clots. Reishi is very good for calming the nervous system and bringing balance and stability back to the body. It can help with anxiety, panic attacks, and sleep disorders such as insomnia. It is also known to help improve cognitive abilities such as memory, concentration, and focus. 

Reishi contains anti-inflammatory properties making is essential for those who suffer with autoimmune disorders such as colitis, chron’s disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic bronchitis, arthritis, COPD, and epstein-barr virus. Reishi also contains potent anti-viral properties and is highly beneficial for herpes, cold sores, shingles, chicken pox, and colds and flu. 

It also has natural antihistamine properties which makes is valuable for those who suffer with allergies, sinus problems, and chronic muscle aches. In one study, reishi was found to be as powerful as five milligrams of hydrocortisone. Reishi contains polysaccharides called Gandoreans A, B, C that help to keep blood sugar stable and balanced which is very good for diabetes, strokes, ulcers, and hypertension. Reishi extract powder is an excellent way to include this into your diet. It can be added to water, juice, tea, smoothies, protein shakes, soups, or veggie meals.

This item posted: 18-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Yarrow

Yarrow is a medicinal flower that has been used for centuries due to its ability to act as an effective health tonic for the whole body. It can help provide relieve for inflammation, muscle spasms, digestive disorders, respiratory conditions, colds, flu, and blood related issues. Yarrow contains a compound called thujone which is known to be a powerful relaxant and anti-anxiety remedy. 

Taken as a daily preventative or at the first signs of an acute anxiety or panic attack, yarrow can help stabilize the nervous system and calm the body down. Yarrow tea is often recommended to be sipped before bedtime to induce a deeper and more peaceful sleep making it useful for those who have sleeping disorders. Yarrow is also a powerful detoxifier and functions as a diuretic which can help to ease water retention and aid in weight loss. 

It also helps by removing uric acid from the joints and muscles making it highly beneficial for those who suffer with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Yarrow is also a very effective digestive aid and can provide significant relief for stomach and intestinal cramping as well as help the body absorb and assimilate more nutrients from food in the digestive tract. 

It also contains fatty acids and bitter compounds that help to prevent the formation of gallstones. Yarrow has the ability to improve cardiovascular conditions by naturally regulating blood pressure and is also good for those who suffer with allergies as it can help to relieve sinusitis and post nasal drip. Yarrow is known to help increase circulation and menstrual flow without cramping making it an ideal remedy for PMS. 

Topically, yarrow is also great as a cream or salve due to its antibacterial properties and its ability to assist in blood clotting and wound treatment. Yarrow can be taken as a tea, tincture, extract, or capsule and is readily found online or at your local health food store.

This item posted: 17-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Figs

Figs are a highly prized and nourishing fruit that have been used to treat nearly every known disease since ancient times. They can provide phenomenal amounts of energy and vitality to the body as well as aid in the repair and restoration of the digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, reproductive, muscular, immune, and skeletal system. 

Figs are one of the most alkaline fruits available and are rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, selenium, and zinc. In fact, figs are one the highest sources of readily assimilable calcium in the plant world which makes them a great choice to help prevent osteoporosis and their potassium content can help to prevent hypertension as well. 

Figs have the ability to bind to acids in the body that accumulate as fat globules and flush them from the body making them a good addition to any weight loss program. They also work as an excellent laxative and their high mucin content help to eliminate toxic wastes and mucus from the colon. Similarly, they also also very beneficial for people who suffer from asthma as they can help to drain phlegm from the body. 

Figs have the ability to kill off bad bacteria while promoting the buildup of good bacteria such as acidophilus in the bowel. Figs contain chlorogenic acid which can help lower blood sugar levels and control blood glucose levels in Type 2 Diabetes. There are hundreds varieties of figs, but some of the more common ones found in supermarkets include Black Mission, Kadota, Brown Turkey, and Calimyrna. 

Fresh figs are a decadent treat when in season, but when fresh figs are not available, try soaking some dried figs in water for a few hours and blend into a sweet and creamy fig pudding or add to a smoothie for a flavor and nutritional boost. Snack on fresh or dried figs for a powerhouse of nutrition and energy that can help your body function optimally all day long.

This item posted: 16-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Artichokes

Artichokes are a top antioxidant-rich vegetable that is high in fiber and low in fat making them an ideal weight loss food. Artichokes are also a natural diuretic which means they are able to help flush the body of edema and reduce bloating and overall water retention. They are a good source of folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, B-complex, potassium, iron, and antioxidants such as anthocyanins, quercertin, rutin, cynarin, luteolin and silymarin.

Silymarin is highly beneficial for the liver and has been shown to regenerate liver tissue making them a great food for those suffering with liver problems or those trying to cleanse and detox the body. Artichokes are an amazing food for the liver and have many undiscovered properties that support liver health. To find out more, check out my book Liver Rescue. Artichokes also contain a compound called inulin which provides nutrition to the good health promoting bacteria in the intestinal tract. 

This inulin also has been shown to help balance and stabilize blood glucose levels making them an excellent choice for diabetics. Artichokes are also known to aid digestion and improve gallbladder function which makes them good for those suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or other digestive ailments. Artichoke leaves contain compounds that can reduce cholesterol by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, this means they have the ability to raise good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). 

This ability also helps to prevent excessive fatty deposits in the liver and blood which protects the body from arteriosclerosis. Artichoke leaf extract has been shown to kill off cancer cells and protect the liver from oxidative stress. Artichoke leaf extract is readily available in capsule form and can be found online or at your local health food store.

Fresh steamed artichokes have a rich, nutty flavor that make them a delicious, satisfying, and guilt-free food. Try steaming 4-6 artichokes for 45min-1hr. Once cooled, the leaves can be peeled off and the heart can be scooped out. Place each portion in a ziploc bag and store in the fridge. This way you can have a healthy, nutritious, and low fat snack ready to eat right out of the fridge and on the go for you and your family all week long.

This item posted: 15-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Currants

Currants and their juice are highly nutritious and have been used medicinally and therapeutically for hundreds of years. They can help to purify the blood, prevent anemia, counteract kidney problems, and benefit the nervous system. Currants are rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins such as vitamin C. 

In fact, currants have been shown to have four times the vitamin C than oranges and twice the antioxidants than blueberries. Currants also contain a rare Omega-6 essential fatty acid called Gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA) that is especially beneficial for brain function, regulation of metabolism, proper immune system functioning, and reproductive health, particularly PMS and fertility. 

The anthocyanins contained in currants are known to significantly reduce inflammation in the body in a similar way that aspirin, ibuprofen, and cortisone work. Black currant juice is often taken by those who suffer from arthritis, chronic allergies, asthma, colitis, and other autoimmune disorders to help reduce swelling and ease any discomfort or pain. 

Currants also contain cassis polysaccharide (CAPS) which has powerful anti-cancer properties which only increases their benefits. Fresh currants (found in the produce department or local farmer’s market) or cold pressed juice (found in the refrigerated juice section of your health food store) is ideal, but when they are unavailable then dried currants (found online or in the dried fruit department of your health food store) can be soaked and added to smoothies, snacked on whole like raisins, or steeped in water for cold or hot tea.

This item posted: 14-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Oregano

Oregano is an ancient medicinal and culinary herb that contains some of the highest antioxidant properties in the plant kingdom. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, B-complex, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. 

It has powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that have been shown to be highly beneficial in the treatment of colds, flu, viral infections, respiratory ailments, indigestion, stomach problems, and painful menstruation. Oregano is known to remove poisons from the body and detox the entire lymphatic system. 

It can also help to strengthen the digestive tract and expel trapped gas from the intestines easing the effects of bloating and abdominal discomfort. It is also known to help balance the metabolism and strengthen the core organs of the body. Essential oil of Oregano is one of the most potent antimicrobial oils available and does an incredible job at disinfecting your home and office air. 

Place a few drops of essential oil in a aromatherapy diffuser to help protect yourself from contagious cold and viral infections. Oregano’s phenomenal anti-viral abilities have been shown in laboratory to produce a 99% kill rate against Streptococcus pneumoniate which is behind many kinds of lung and throat infections. Oil of oregano is also an excellent toothache remedy. Oregano added to your bath water is highly beneficial to the skin and can help to treat rheumatic pains as well as skin infections. 

Fresh oregano is an easy herb to grow indoors during the winter. Try adding fresh chopped oregano to your salads, soups, and pasta sauce. It can also be made into an herbal tea to be sipped on throughout the day. Oregano oil can also be found as a tincture, extract, or capsule form online or at your local health food store.

This item posted: 13-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is a potent detoxifying herb that can help to aid liver function, manage cholesterol, prevent cancer, and lower blood glucose levels. It has powerful anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties and has been used over the years to help protect the liver from strong medications such statin drugs, phenytoin, seizure medication, and acetaminophen as well as from the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. 

Milk Thistle has been shown to help fight against hepatitis C as well inhibit cancer cell growth for breast, cervical, and prostate cancers. It has also been shown to benefit gall bladder disorders, cirrhosis, type 2 diabetes, parkinson’s disease, jaundice, obsessive-compulsive disorder, headaches, PMS, and rosacea. 

Milk Thistle is also highly effective in the treatment of osteoarthitis and other autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia, bursitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and eczema. It is esteemed for its ability to help restore and protect the liver from chemicals, environmental toxins, and alcohol and is excellent for helping to strengthen the digestive tract and aid in the healing of irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and crohn’s disease. 

Milk Thistle is a rich source of zinc, selenium, iron, antioxidants, and flavonoids. Silymarin is the active compound in Milk thistle seeds that contains most of the healing properties. For the best results, look for a brand that states on the label that each dosage contains at least 70%-80% silymarin. Milk thistle can be taken as a tea, capsule, tincture, or extract form and is found online or at your local health food store.

This item posted: 12-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

Macadamia nuts are a rich source of energy and are packed with essential minerals, vitamins, and heart healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid that are essential for optimum health and wellness. Macadamia nuts are an excellent source of iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and B-complex vitamins. 

They also contain flavonoids which are compounds that protect the body from free radical damage and diseases such as cancer. Macadamia nuts are known to help the body maintain healthy blood lipid profiles which provides protection from strokes and coronary artery disease. They are also helpful in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and increasing HDL (good) cholesterol in the blood. 

Macadamia nuts are one of the only food sources that contains palmitoleic acid which is known to help speed up fat metabolism and reduce the body’s ability to store fat which ultimately means increased weight loss. Macadamia nuts are also known to help rejuvenate the liver and discourage the craving for alcohol. 

Macadamia nuts are gluten-free and are often found in the preparation of gluten-free products as a healthy alternative for those suffering from celiac disease and IBS. Macadamia nut oil is promoted as being healthier than olive oil and is a tasty alternative to use as a salad dressing or to drizzle over steamed vegetables. 

Raw macadamia nuts are ideal for ultimate nutritional benefits and overall health. They have a sweet buttery taste making them an easy addition to your diet as a snack or salad topping. Try keeping a small bag of them on hand to munch on during the day to help ward off cravings and maintain solid and consistent energy levels throughout the day.

This item posted: 11-Mar-2015 - Disclaimer

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