Cucumbers and Pain Relief?

Cucumbers and Pain Relief?

I just found out something quite interesting about this bland green "fruit" we call the cucumber... Did you know that the cucumber is a type of melon and comes from the same family as...

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia's Powerful Health Benefits

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia's Powerful Health Benefits

I remember thinking when I got to Peru, "boy this is going to be a challenge, hanging in there as a "raw foodie"! I'm so glad I was wrong! I went into the markets and the shelves were filled with most all of my favorite "super-foods" and for far less than I pay for them here in the States! I was like a "kid in a candy store" when I found Chia, Maca, and raw cacao dirt cheap! The more I learned about Chia, the more it's grown on me. Let me share the 411 with you and an awesome recipe too... 

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Are You Craving Sweet Dreams?

Are You Craving Sweet Dreams?

If I had to guess, I’ve say most of us are all too familiar with a sleepless night here and there. Maybe it’s stress about a big assignment at work, anxiety over moving to a new town, or simply endlessly racing thoughts that are keeping you up. Whatever the reason, when you crawl into bed and sleep just won’t come...

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5 Fav Smoothie Recipes Yummmm!

5 Fav Smoothie Recipes Yummmm!

Smoothies, my favorite meal of the day and an awesome way to get a jumpstart on getting in the majority of your nutrients for the day! They can be power packed with phytonutrients, superfoods, omega 3's, vitamins, proteins, and other anti-oxidant rich fruits and veggies. I also love the fact that you can slip veggies in on the family and no one knows what happened! In fact, when I feature my smoothie demos in schools

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Have you loved your liver today?

Have you loved your liver today?

For some time now, I've made it a daily practice to drink a tonic or elixir of some sort which includes fresh lemon juice. Even if it's just the juice of 1/2 lemon in a glass of warm water, for me it's and indispensable regimen. Ever since a high blood pressure reading at the doctor's office I've been on a mission to never 

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Amazing Uses and Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

HELLO THERE BEAUTIFUL!!!

 

Research indicates, animal fats have long chain saturated fat, while coconut oil contains healthy, healing, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). This saturated fat is considered a rare and important building block of every cell in the human body, and can actually reduce cholesterol and heart disease.

This incredible food boosts immunity, kills bacteria and viruses, protects against cancer and other degenerative diseases, and prevents osteoporosis by promoting calcium absorption. It also slows down aging and is good for skin radiance.

Weight Loss from Coconut Oil/Butter


American farmers attempted to plump up their cattle by feeding them coconut oil. Instead of gaining weight, their cows lost weight!

This is because:

1. The long-chain fats nearly always go to fat storage, while the MCFAs (medium chain fatty acids) are burned for energy... which is why you feel great after eating this coconut super food.

2. Coconut oil helps to stimulate the metabolism, so you burn more calories each day, which helps with weight loss and energy levels.

Coconut Oil/Butter is Packed with Lauric Acid

Coconut oil, like human breast milk, is rich in lauric acid, which boosts immunity and destroys harmful bacteria and viruses. In fact, coconut oil is one of the closest foods on the planet to breast milk.

Scientists in the Philippines researched the effects of coconut oil and lauric acid on patients with the HIV virus that causes Aids. The results were amazing. Most of the Aids patients showed a dramatic drop in the HIV virus count, in some cases to "undetectable" levels. While there needs to be a lot more research, there is certainly evidence to suggest that people with this virus would benefit from having a diet rich in coconut.

Lipid researcher Dr. Jon Kabara says "Never before in the history of man is it so important to emphasize the value of Lauric Oils."

Coconut Oil/Butter Kills Candida (Yeast Infections)

Coconut oil has been shown to kill the Candida Albicans yeast, which is caused by antibiotics, birth control pills, and modern living. It has caused a whole generation to be tired, foggy headed, unable to optimally digest food, and suffer from a range of other illnesses.

Yet many sufferers have claimed that their health has dramatically improved when using coconut products. This could be due to the fact that coconuts are a dense source of caprylic acid, which has anti-fungal properties. It could also be due to the fact that these people replaced regular milk (which is generally toxic and bad for candida sufferers) with the milk from coconuts.

Healthy Skin

Coconut Oil/Butter has youth enhancing, glow encouraging properties for the skin. It is highly moisturizing and promotes skin elasticity.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/023563_coconut_oil.html#ixzz1OnFvd700

LOVE AND WELLNESS,

DEB