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To POP a PILL or NOT


What will we generally do in the following situations?
1)      headache
2)      body ache
3)      flu and cold
4)      diarrhea....
5).....
We just pop a pill.
Pills

Drugs are made of synthetic chemicals that must be filtered by your liver, kidneys, and other detox organs. They also drain out vital nutrients necessary for detoxification. In Other words, they add to your bodys toxic burden while reducing its capacity to eliminate them. I am not suggesting you to discontinue taking any medications that your doctor has prescribed. It can be very harmful to you a times. I am asking you to rethink the necessity to pop a pill for everything that ails you. After all, what did people do only a hundred years or so ago, before there were prescription and OTC drugs?

Merry Christmas to You

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
Merry Christmas

May God shower his love on all of you. May Christmas bring peace, happiness and a wonderful health for you. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas.
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Avoid Foods Made with Genetically Modified Organisms [GMOs]

 What is GMO?
According to Web Definition, a genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered.
Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a genetically modified organism or GMO. GMOs can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans.

GMO Altered DNA
Are Genetically Modified Foods Dangerous?

In November 2012 California voted against Proposition 37, a ballot measure that would have required food companies to label genetically modified products. Over one million people pledged their support for the California Right to Know campaign, but big brands like Kashi and Kellogg opposed the initiative. The companies said labeling would cause extra costs for food producers and make people worried about the safety of genetically engineered crops that pose no health threats.
From breakfast cereal to beef jerky, 80 percent of processed foods are made with ingredients from genetically modified crops, or plants whose gene composition has been altered with the addition of foreign DNA. What’s so great about changing what nature gave us?

The findings:

a). In a study in the early 1990's rats were fed genetically modified (GM) tomatoes. Well actually, the rats refused to eat them. They were force-fed. Several of the rats developed stomach lesions

Rose - Flower with Beauty and Numerous Therapeutic Uses



A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Rose flower and Rosehip

A rose is a woody, thorny plant of the Rosaceae family. There are more than one hundred species of roses, with large showy flowers in many different colors. Roses are considered native to Asia, but are also grown in Europe, northern Africa, and North America.
Roses hold a definite supernatural history. Their exotic beauty and alluring smell have fascinated humans for thousands of years. It’s just not a symbol of love on Valentine’s Day but this striking beauty holds key to alleviate anxiety, headache, asthma, depression, stress, and more. Let’s find out how.
Rose petals and Rose-hips have many therapeutic properties but before explaining about them let me clarify to you that now days roses are commercial grown and are not fit for your ingestion, as they might have been sprayed with harmful pesticides. So, make sure to buy only organic grown roses or harvest them at your own place.

Rose Petals
Rose petals are used in making essential rose oil that is steam distilled by crushing. The byproduct of steam distillation is rose water, which is an excellent relaxing agent, soothes the nerves and adds flavor to a variety of dishes across the world. Rose essence is rich in flavonoids, tannins, antioxidants, and vitamins A, B3, C, D and E, making it beneficial in skin care. Some of the uses of rose oil, water, and essence are as follows.

Rose Water Uses
  • Rose water is an effective astringent that reduces swelling of capillaries beneath the skin.
  • Rose petal tea is efficient in cleansing the gall bladder and liver, and it helps improve bile secretion. Rose petals are dried and crushed to make tea.
  • Rose tea also helps in alleviating mild sore throats and bronchial infections. The tea cools the body and reduces fever-related rashes.
  • Rose petals are an important ingredient in eye washes as well, as it is antiseptic in nature.
  • Rose water benefits include nourishing the scalp and improving hair growth. It is medicinally used as an antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory product. It is also used to treat dry scaly skin, dermatitis, and eczema.

Aloe Vera and Amla (Indian Gooseberry) - A healthy potion for Natural Body Detoxification.

Aloe Vera and Amla (Indian Gooseberry) are two amazing plants which are available world wide and can easily be grown in your backyard. See my post for more info. They are easy on the pocket (even if you can’t grow them, they are readily available online and in local markets) nevertheless very beneficial and worth spending few bucks every month on them. Aloe Vera and Amla complements each other well. This nutrient packed potion detoxifies our body from harmful toxins.

How to Use it?


Juicing is the best way to use them together. 20 ml of Amla juice + 20 ml of Aloe Vera juice mix with around 50 ml of water. Drink this mixture empty stomach in the morning and before meal in the evening daily for best results.

What are the Benefits?

Amla is a strong antioxidant as it holds good amount of Vitamin C which is equivalent to two Oranges. (An Antioxidant is a substance that reduces damage due to oxygen, such as that caused by free radicals. Well-known antioxidants include enzymes and other substances, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene, which are capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation. Antioxidants may possibly reduce the risks of cancer. Antioxidants clearly slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration.) Amla itself is beneficial in curing problems like diabetes, cerebral, gastro, cardiovascular illnesses, low libido and many more. Read my article on Benefits of Amla or Indian Gooseberry for more information.

Amla

Aloe Vera is an exceptionally powerful plant and it has close to 100 ingredients works extremely well together (synergistically). The ingredients in Aloe can be grouped into the following categories: Vitamins, Minerals, Sugars, Enzymes, Lignins, Amino Acids, Anthraquinones, Saponins, Fatty Acids, Salicylic Acid.

Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller) contains over 20 minerals, all of which are essential to the human body. The human body requires 22 amino acids for good health -- eight of which are called "essential" because the body cannot fabricate them. Aloe Vera contains all of these eight essential amino acids, and 11 of the 14 "secondary" amino acids.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. Vitamins cannot be

St. John’s Wort for Emotional Disorders


St. John's Wort
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States. It is a shrubby perennial plant with bright yellow flowers. St. John's wort was named because the flowers were said to bloom for the first time around June 24, the birthday of St. John the Baptist. The word "wort" means "plant" in Old English.

St. John’s Wort is commonly associated with depression. Many herbalists feel, however, that it is best suited to mild cases of the blues, especially when related to seasonal affective disorder or lack of healing energy from  the sun. Studies are still going on for the treatment of other emotional disorders such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), menopausal mood swings, and premenstrual syndrome.

Benefits of Stinging Nettle/ Bicchu-Booti



Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle is a gently acting nourishing herb that is powerfully healing for many complaints. This power packed greens is rich in vitamins A, C, iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium and is use as a remedy in the treatment of arthritis, allergies, Urinary problems, digestive problems, skin problems and many other diseases.
To eat nettles fresh, pick them in the spring when

Catnip(Catmint) - Benefits and Uses


Catnip Plant
Catnip plant with flowers
Catnip or Catmint is a member of mint family of aromatic herbs. Most of us are probably familiar with catnip’s alluring qualities for cats, whom it was commonly named after. Whether growing fresh in the garden or dried and placed in a little toy, catnip attracts cats!. The reaction to catnip is because of the nepetalactones present in the plant. While most cats react to this chemical, up to 30% don’t. While catnip is stimulating to cats, it has

Note:-This is a blog about health, nutirtion, diet food, nutritional supplement, health problems, weed, medicinal plants, healthy living. In this health and wellness blog I am discussing the herbal uses, effects of weed, about herbs, food for vegetarians, medicinal plants like celery, dandelion, amla, milk thistle and all other natural healers for healthy living. The motive behind this blog is to bring awareness among people about its surrounding, the mother nature and its precious gifts. The Gifts that we have forgotten long back. Please consult your doctor or herbal practitioner before using any herbs.