Arthritis is a rheumatic disorder that causes chronic, intermittent pain affecting the joints and connective tissues. Where bones connect within the body, there is swelling, redness, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that is caused by repeated wear and tear to the joint cartilage. It occurs with age, in the hips, knees, and fingers. Over time, osteoarthritis can culminate in bone grinding on bone.
Rheumatoid arthritis is caused when the body’s immune system attacks the synovial membrane enclosing the joints. It tends to happen in middle age in the feet and hands. Eventually, this autoimmune disorder can progress until cartilage and bone are destroyed in the joint.
Arthritis is the leading cause of work-related disability. Typical treatments for pain and swollen joints include analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and medications to suppress the immune system. These treatments can cause worrisome side effects and may not be effective.
1. Maintain a Healthy Weight
Being just 10 pounds overweight adds 30 to 60 pounds of force on the knee and other joints with every step. The increased pressure makes walking and other activities more painful and can hasten the breakdown of cartilage. Maintaining a healthy body mass index significantly reduces the risk of developing osteoarthritis. For every 11 pounds of weight loss, the risk of knee osteoarthritis dropped by over 50%. For rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, weight loss can lead to sustained remission
2. Regular Exercise
While it might be the last thing you want to do when your joints ache, keeping things moving with a regular exercise program will help ease pain and stiffness. Physical activity provides a multi-faceted range of benefits for arthritis sufferers, including strengthening the muscles around the joints, improved bone strength, maintaining a healthy body weight, more restful sleep, more energy throughout the day, and better balance. Exercise won’t worsen your joint health – in fact, lack of movement is what may be making your joints stiffer. Just a few minutes of physical activity each day – such as walking, swimming, or using a stationary bicycle – can have a huge impact on quality of life. It doesn’t need to be rigorous – go slow, move gently, and if it’s too painful, take a break.
3. Manage Your Stress
Those living with chronic pain struggle with depression and anxiety at a
rate of two to ten times greater than the general population. While all types of arthritis can have a negative impact on your mental health, people with rheumatoid arthritis are at a heightened risk of major depressive disorder. It appears that these two conditions co-occur and feed off of each other – feelings of depression and anxiety can lower your pain threshold, while constant pain can worsen your anxiety and depression. The prevalence of depression in arthritis patients may be related to elevated inflammation levels in the body, since pro-inflammatory enzymes are implicated in both rheumatoid arthritis and depressive symptoms.
If you’re struggling with low mood, there are things you can do to help manage anxiety and depression. Tending a garden or taking a walk are powerful ways to boost mood that will keep you active. Supplementing with St. John’s Wort or herbal tinctures may offer some relief, and aromatherapy with essential oils for anxiety.
4. Avoid These
Pro-Inflammatory Foods these foods are known to trigger inflammation.
Sugar– Consuming processed sugar releases inflammatory cytokines that can make pain worse. Here are tips on how to quit sugar and natural sweetener alternatives.
Refined Carbohydrates – White bread, white rice, and other kinds of refined grains are high glycemic index foods that can fuel inflammation. Paleo and Keto diets have healthy meal plan ideas that help limit carbohydrate intake.
Fried Foods – Reducing the amount of fried foods can lower inflammation levels and help restore the body’s natural defenses.
Red Meat and Processed Meat – Eating a high protein diet of steaks and hot dogs can induce inflammation and accelerate the process behind inflammatory diseases.
Trans Fats – An unsaturated fat widely used in the food industry, trans fats can cause systemic inflammation. Avoid margarine, shortening, lard, and processed foods.
5. Eat More Foods that Fight Inflammation – Including anti-inflammatory foods is a natural way to combat arthritic pain. According to Harvard Health:
The Top Foods That Fight inflammation:
Fruits such as tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, apples, cherries, oranges, and pineapples are rich in antioxidants that help ward off inflammation.
Leafy Greens like spinach, kale, and collards.
Nuts like almonds and walnuts.
Fatty Fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines.
Olive Oil is a healthy substitute for trans fats.
To fight inflammation with food, try the Mediterranean diet, shown to reduce inflammatory markers throughout the body.
6. Fermented Cod Liver Oil is an excellent source of vitamin A and D, and omega-3 fatty acids. Fermented cod liver oil offers a natural way to fight pain and inflammation. If arthritis is complicated by depression, the omega-3s in cod liver oil have been shown to lessen anxiety and boost mood.
7. Ginger is aromatic and spicy, and contains compounds that combat both pain and inflammation. Ginger possesses broad anti-inflammatory action that shares many of the properties of NSAIDs, but with better results and fewer side effects. Ginger interacts with genes responsible for encoding enzymes involved in inflammatory responses, beneficial for those suffering from chronic inflammation.
8. Turmeric root has wonderful applications for the skin and overall physical health. For arthritis, turmeric can provide relief from swelling and pain of inflamed joints.Studies involving curcumin and inflammation have found it is capable of inhibiting several pro-inflammatory enzymes, including the “holy grail” of inflammation. Researchers found that turmeric improved pain levels when walking, and had less morning stiffness, and better range of movement.
Mix fresh rhizomes or dried spices into a tasty beverage or make turmeric paste and apply directly to achy joints for quick pain relief.
9. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. Collagen is found in our skin, bones, tendons, organs, and cartilage. With degenerative diseases like arthritis, collagen supplements may help rebuild joint cartilage, strengthen bones, and relieve pain.Oral collagen supplements can significantly reduced pain and the stiffness of osteoarthritis and improved the ability to carry out physical activities. Collagen has a similar impact on swelling and joint tenderness in rheumatoid arthritis, without any adverse effects.
Collagen can only be sourced from the skins, tendons, marrow, and ligaments of animals. Replenish collagen by making bone broth or using powdered collagen you can add to recipes.
10. Eggshell Membrane– the egg membrane is the thin, transparent layer that clings to the inside of an eggshell after you’ve broken an egg. It is composed off all sorts of good stuff for joint and tissue support: collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acids. Eggshell membrane was effective for people with joint and connective tissue disorders, according to a study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. Taking 500mg of eggshell membrane daily resulting in a 28% increase in flexibility after just 7 days, and a 72% reduction in general pain, 44% increase in flexibility, and 76% decrease in pain associated with range of movement after 30 days of treatment. You can harvest eggshell membranes yourself or by taking eggshell membrane capsules.
11. CBD Oil is a rather new entrant to modern medicine and has shown promising results in treating a range of ailments. CBD possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. CBD interacts with brain receptors in the endocannabinoid system involved in regulating pain sensation, the immune system, and mood. Preliminary findings suggest it may be of therapeutic value for arthritic conditions.
Sativex– patients used an oral spray composed of CBD and THC in equal parts – daily for five weeks and compared with a placebo group, and there were significant improvements in pain on movement, pain at rest, and sleep quality. Pure CBD helps protect the joints against damage and decreased pro-inflammatory enzymes such as tumor necrosis factor. The researchers concluded that CBD oil has a potent anti-arthritic effect due to its immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory action. CBD applied to inflamed joints reduces swelling and pain and the effects were long lasting and without any adverse side effects.
12. Capsaicin gives chili peppers their fiery heat. As food or used topically, capsaicin selectively interacts with nociceptive neurons in the brain which are responsible for how we perceive pain. Capsaicin is sourced from chili peppers like jalapeno, cayenne, and habanero or purchase a topical cream with capsaicin standardized at 0.1%.
13. Gamma-Linolenic Acid(GLA) is an omega-6 fatty acid found in botanical oils like evening primrose, black currant, and borage. Taken as a dietary supplement, GLA appears to be an effective treatment for joint pain, stiffness, and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.It is capable of suppressing inflammation at a daily dose of 2.8 grams. After one year of GLA treatment, researchers found that 76% of participants experienced a meaningful reduction in overall disease activity.
14. Healing Herbs – The earth is abundant in plants that soothe and heal. Healing herbs that hold great promise as treatments for rheumatic conditions:
- Cat’s Claw – The bark and roots of this woody vine have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that reduced pain and swelling in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Cat’s claw can be taken as a
- Frankincense– Native to India, frankincense has been shown to help curtail pro-inflammatory enzymes, improve joint health, and reduce the deterioration of cartilage. Frankincense is available as an essential oil and daily supplement.
Nettle is a weed that grows in the wilds throughout North America that may help improve inflammation and pain.
- Rosehips are one of the richest sources of vitamin C, rosehips have natural pain-relieving
properties that benefit people with osteoarthritis.
stems and juice contain bromelain, an enzyme that exhibits potent pain and
swelling relief in knee osteoarthritis.
Garlic and honey
Science has studied garlic and found it to be a superstar for health and healing. It holds the following qualities:
Coronary heart disease
Blood pressure levels
Heals bug bites
Alleviates cold symptoms and hay fever
Helps treatment of fungal infections
It may be beneficial in controlling symptoms of:
Garlic and Honey Recipe
Garlic is optimal in its raw form. Crush and chop cloves, let sit fifteen minutes, and add it to food. Take regularly to strengthen immunity and achieve optimal health.
2-3 raw garlic cloves chopped finely
1 tablespoon raw, organic honey
Combine and enjoy! Take this every day to bolster energy levels.
Cholesterol and Triglyceride Lowering Remedy
One clove of raw garlic, grated
A half freshly squeezed lemon juice
A half teaspoon of organic ginger, grated
One tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
One tablespoon of organic, raw honey
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on a low speed until smooth. Place the mixture into a jar and refrigerate. Drink small amounts through the day, before every meal. You can mix it with water before drinking it or mix with your favorite smoothie recipe.
Raw garlic lowers triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, according to animal studies. Garlic can prevent and reverse atherosclerosis.
Ginger significantly reduces triglycerides and cholesterol levels in patients suffering from diabetes, nephrotic syndrome, hypothyroidism, and alcoholism.
Apple cider vinegar improves blood sugar control, insulin levels, and high triglycerides and cholesterol levels in patients who have type 2 diabetes.
Honey has a soft effect on protecting blood vessels against cholesterol build-up.
Reducing your cholesterol and triglyceride levels will reduce your risk of heart disease. Cut back on highly processed foods, incorporate more good fats into your diet, and exercise daily.
Carrot makes a very healthy antioxidant rich drink, which can reduce high blood pressure and diabetes. It is better to drink fresh carrot juice than eating it raw because the nutrient content will be even more concentrated in the juice. Other benefits of carrot: Improves Immunity, Controls Heart Diseases, Reduces Cholesterol, Prevents Cancer, Prevents Acne, Source Of Vitamins Needed For Skin, Source of Calcium, Aids Digestion, Cleanses the Body.
Here is the syrup recipe:
½ kg of carrot (2 cups+)
3-4 tablespoons of honey
Cut the carrots into pieces and add to water and boil until tender. Strain the water, reserve and cool. Mash carrots with blender or a fork. Add honey to water, mix well and add to the mashed carrots. Syrup is ready! Keep the syrup in cold place. Take 3-4 spoons of the syrup during the day. After 1-2 days you will feel the results. This is one ancient way to remove the phlegm from the lungs and cure a cough.
Ginger Tumeric Carrot Juice
3 or 4 organic carrots
1 red organic apple
1/2 in piece of organic ginger root
1/2 in piece of organic turmeric root
1/4 organic lemon, peel and all!
You will need to make this recipe with a juicer. If you don’t have one, you can use a blender and add 1 cup of your favorite liquid base. I recommend coconut milk. Place all ingredients in a juicer or blender. Blend together. Enjoy!
Lower Cholesterol Naturally
Phytosterols are compounds found in plants that have a chemical structure similar to cholesterol, and when present in the diet in sufficient amounts, reduce blood levels of cholesterol, enhance the immune response, and decrease risks of certain cancers. Their effects are so dramatic that they have been added to processed foods such as imitation butter and touted as cholesterol- lowering.
Sesame seeds have the highest total phytosterol content of all nuts and seeds, followed by pistachio, sunflower and pumpkin. English walnuts and Brazil nuts have the lowest.
Pumpkin seed oil packs whopping amounts of vitamins – A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E and K, as well as the minerals magnesium, calcium and iron. This oil is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These vitamins, minerals and healthy fats helps boost the metabolism which in turn helps with weight lost and maintenance. Pumpkin seed oil can lower cholesterol and ease symptoms of arthritis.
Oats and Barley are packed with fiber. Soluble fiber seems to reduce the amount of cholesterol the body absorbs from the intestines, lowering total cholesterol and LDL or “bad” cholesterol in the process.
Fish – The right seafood can lower cholesterol. You are replacing meat in your diet, and meat contains more LDL-boosting saturated fats. Fish like salmon, sardines and albacore tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids, shown to lower triglycerides.
Nuts – Toss in salads, sprinkle on oatmeal, or snack them by the handful. Just about any variety of nuts can lower total cholesterol, LDL and triglyceride levels.
Olive Oil – Swapping saturated fats for unsaturated fats in oils can help reduce total cholesterol. Olive oil in particular may increase HDL, or “good” cholesterol.
Apples – A medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of LDL-lowering soluble fiber – 17 percent recommended daily intake. An apple a day keeps the heart doctor away!
Strawberries are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber that can lower LDL.
Citrus Fruits – You find pectin in oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits. Adding more fiber to your diet can lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.
Beans And Lentils – Beans and lentils are great sources of soluble fiber, which keeps you full and can reduce cholesterol. People who ate a half-cup of beans a day over a 24-week period lowered their cholesterol by 8 percent.
Soy is a great source of protein and cholesterol free. A 2010 study found that eating soy can result in a moderate 8 to 10 percent decrease in total cholesterol.
Red Wine may be particularly beneficial, since it’s rich in antioxidants, which may lower LDL levels.
Avocados are rich in cholesterol-lowering unsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats may lower LDL and raise HDL. Replace unhealthier dietary fats with these heart-healthy ones.
Green tea – While it appears to lower “bad” cholesterol, it’s only a slight reduction. — and you’d probably have to drink quite a few mugs full to see a difference. Chugging green tea isn’t a good idea for everyone; it can interfere with some medications.
Ginger Cucumber Detox Drink
2 inch knob of ginger
1 cup of parsley
Dash of cayenne pepper
If you want sweeter juice add watermelon, cantaloupe, or honey dew.
Peel cucumbers, remove skin from lime, and turn on juicer. Juice the parsley, ginger, lime, and cucumbers. Pour over ice and add a dash of cayenne pepper.
Minty Lime Detox Smoothie
1.5 Frozen bananas
Half a lime peeled
1 orange – juiced
1 handful of mint
Half a cup of coconut water or water
Optional – Handful of “greens” of your choice
CLEAN THE BODY FROM TOXINS ONCE AND FOR ALL. You will be amazed by the positive results of your body. The juice will enhance the digestion, destroy the toxins and will give you extra energy.
1 glass of water 1 fresh root ginger 4 apples 1 lemon
Peel the lemon and put it in the juicer together with the ginger root, apples, and water. You need to drink this juice in the morning on an empty stomach, before breakfast. Source: Healthy Food House
Anti-Inflamatory Beet Detox Soup
2 cups chopped beets
1 cup chopped apple
2 cups chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups chopped carrots
4 cups vegetable broth OR chicken broth
2 tablespoons grated ginger
1 tablespoon fresh thyme OR 2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon pink rogray OR grey sea salt
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2-3 cups unsweetened coconut beverage
Optional: 2 tablespoons dairy and nut-free pesto
Add all ingredients, except coconut beverage, to a large pot.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or until everything is very soft.
In a blender, process the soup with coconut beverage until smooth.
Top with pesto if desired.
Natural Detox and Immune Boosting Tonic
1 30 oz. bottle Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 cup chopped Garlic 1/4 cup Onions 1/4 cup Habanera peppers (or other hot peppers) 1/4 cup grated Ginger 1/4 cup grated Horseradish 2 T Turmeric
Blend ingredients together, strain and pour liquid back into bottle. Store the tonic in a cupboard for long periods of time. No need to keep in the refrigerator. You can use it mixed with olive oil for a salad dressing or add to stir-fry.
- For sore throat, gargle a bit in the mouth and swallow.
- For an illness, such as a cold or flu take a Tablespoon every couple of hours.
- For daily immune support drink 1Tablespoon every day. Build up tolerance to a shot glass full.
- Eat an orange, lemon, or lime slice after to ease the heat.
All About Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is made from fresh ripe apples that are fermented and undergo a stringent process to create the final product. The vinegar contains a host of vitamins, beta-carotene, pectin and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulphur, iron, and fluorine.
Pectin in the vinegar is a fiber that helps reduce bad cholesterol and helps in regulating blood pressure. This vinegar helps extract calcium from the fruits, vegetables and meat it is mixed with, helping in the process of maintaining strong bones. Potassium deficiency causes a variety of ailments including hair loss, weak fingernails, brittle teeth, sinusitis, and a permanently running nose. Apple cider vinegar is loaded with potassium. Potassium deficiency results in stunted growth. These ailments can be avoided with the intake of apple cider vinegar. The potassium in this vinegar also helps in eliminating toxic waste from the body. The beta-carotene helps in countering damage caused by free radicals, helping one maintain firmer skin and a youthful appearance. Apple cider vinegar is good for those wanting to lose weight. It helps in breaking down fat and helps in natural weight reduction.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid helpful in fighting fungal and bacterial infections. This acid dissolves uric acid deposits that form around joints, helping relieve joint pains. This dissolved uric acid is gradually eliminated from the body. It is claimed that apple cider vinegar is helpful in ailments such as constipation, headaches, arthritis, weak bones, indigestion, high cholesterol, diarrhea, eczema, sore eyes, chronic fatigue, mild food poisoning, hair loss, high blood pressure, obesity, along with a host of many other ailments.
Benefit of each Ingredient: Garlic is a broad spectrum antibiotic. Unlike chemical antibiotics that kill off millions of friendly bacteria your body needs, Garlic only targets the invading bacteria and even promotes and increases your healthy bacteria. Garlic is a powerful anti-fungal and destroys any antigen, pathogen and any harmful or disease causing micro-organism.
Onion is Garlic’s next of kin and has similar but milder action. Together they are a tremendous fighting duo.
Horseradish is a potent herb for the sinus and lungs. It opens up the sinus passages and increases the circulation there, where most doctors agree, the common cold and influenza often starts.
Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a tremendous circulatory stimulant.
Cayenne (Peppers) is the most powerful circulatory propellant known. It simply sends the antibiotic and disease fighting properties of the other herbs where they’re needed most.
Turmeric clears infection and reduces inflammation inside of the body. It blocks cancer from developing. It is especially helpful for those with joint pain.
Kidney cleanse Wash a bunch of parsley and Cilantro (Coriander Leaves). Cilantro gets rid of heavy metals. Cut it into small pieces and put it in a pot. Cover with water and boil for ten minutes. Let cool and filter it into a clean bottle and keep in refrigerator to. Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination and you will notice the difference.
Quick Daily Liver Cleanse
“The liver has more than five hundred functions in the body? “Your four-and-a-half pound liver manufactures 13,000 chemicals and has 2,000 enzyme systems, plus thousands of synergists that help the body function,” says Liz Lipski, PhD in her book Digestive Wellness.
Among the liver’s five hundred functions are:
- Detoxing, cleansing, and purifying blood
- Producing and excreting bile Activating enzymes
- Excreting bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones and drugs
- Storing glycogen, vitamins and minerals
- Synthesizing plasma proteins
- Producing amino acids.
It is one of the few organs that can regenerate itself. However, repetitive damage and severe toxins like pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, alcohol, and dyes can lead to liver failure, dysfunction, cancer, and ultimately even death. This cleanse is very gentle, non-invasive and simple.
First thing each morning drink a large glass of water with half a lemon squeezed in it. Take no ice with the water and make sure it is room temperature so that it does not cause a shock to the system. The liver flushes toxins out of our bloodstream while we are asleep- in fasting mode. Lemon water aids the flushing of the toxins and free radicals from the liver. You will find yourself more awake, with a better digestive response to food throughout the day, and less likely to develop migraines or headaches.
Save the other half of lemon for the glass of water you will have with dinner or lunch. It will help you digest better and absorb you meal slower to give your body a steady flow of glucose rather than a spike.
In the winter nothing is more delicious than a hot cup of tea with a lemon slice and some grated ginger. The combination of the two is helpful when dealing with cravings, sugar addictions, a sore throat, or an upset tummy. You should only use filtered water for this beverage. Fluoride and chlorine are toxins! If you don’t have a good water filter let the water sit for five or ten minutes on the counter, since some chemicals will dissipate when exposed to air.
Colon Cleanse that Will Rid Your Body of Toxic Waste
Plan a stay-at-home day to relax with a bathroom available for when the internal cleaning process begins. Drink this cleansing juice first thing in the morning before you eat anything. Have another cup of this before a light lunch, advisably consisting of steamed vegetables and baked salmon.
Drink the beverage a third time mid-afternoon. Consume 6-8 glasses of room-temperature water throughout the day. Slow down drinking after 5 pm to prevent a midnight bathroom excursion.
1/2 cup organic apple juice 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon ginger juice 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup warm purified water
Pour the warmed water in a glass and stir in the sea salt. Add the juices, and drink. This combination will transform your colon! Experts say to do this cleanse in one day or over maximum of a week for best results! Do not cleanse more than once a week.
Potential Risks: Do not try any type of colon cleanse if you have diabetes due to the natural sugar content in the juices. If you are pregnant, experiencing any disease, suffering from allergies, or on medications. Consult with your medical practitioner before attempting this cleanse or other new actions.
Benefits of the Cleanse
Remove excess fatty acids from the body Alleviate anxiety and fatigue Balance hormones Healthy appetite Improve sleep
Your digestive system controls a lot more than you think! Only when it is functioning at its optimum can you feel your best. Take a swig of this juice for an improved wellbeing.
Grape Seed Extract
Outperforms Chemo in Killing Advanced Cancer Cells
by Susan Patterson, NaturalSociety.com
Patients with colorectal cancer may benefit from the cancer-growth-inhibiting power of grape seed extract. Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center report that the more aggressive the cancer cells are, the more effective the grape extract works at targeting and stopping the growth.
Grape seed extract is amazing in that it attacks the cancer cells but leaves the healthy cells untouched. This is a departure from conventional cancer treatments that destroy all of the cells in an attempt to stop the spread of cancer.
The power of grape seed extract seems quite remarkable in this research. Molly Derry, investigator at the CU Cancer Center, and her team saw that while doses of chemotherapy increase with more severe cancer cases, such as a stage IV instead of stage II, the amount of grape seed extract required actually decreased.
The bioactive compounds in grape seed extract selectively target many types of cancer cells. This study shows that many of the same mutations that allow colorectal cancer cells to metastasize and survive traditional therapies make them especially sensitive to treatment with GSE.”
Grape seed extract is made from the seed of the grape and is beneficial for a number of cardiovascular conditions such as poor circulation and high cholesterol. The extract has been found useful in the treatment of diabetes-related eye disease, loss of vision due to aging, and swelling associated with injury. Currently, GSE is being studied in the treatment of leukemia and Alzheimer’s disease.
In one study, the growth of new tumors in mice fed black raspberry decreased by 45 percent and the total number of tumors went down 60 percent. Other research found that foods rich in flavanols (berries, grapes, apples) also reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Advanced Cancer and Grape Seed Extract
The bioactive compounds in grape seed extract selectively target many types of cancer cells. With an increase in colorectal cancer, the findings of this study are timely. By the time most people are diagnosed with the disease, it is in the advanced stages. Researchers found that it required less grape seed extract to kill advanced cancer cells than it did cells in the early stage. It is thought that the extract kills cancer cells by a process of oxidative stress.
Back in 2003, Chris Wark, a 26-year-old, was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He underwent a surgery and decided afterwards not to receive chemotherapy and decided to instead focusing on healing his body with only nutrients. He is now living a 100% disease free life. After he began eating healthy, he tried to back his diet with as many minerals, enzymes, and vitamins as possible. He claims that juicing fresh fruits and vegetables are the best way to obtain everything your body needs.
Organic vegetables, herbs and seeds are the main ingredients for his anti-cancer salad. Dark, leafy vegetables are extremely rich with anti-oxidants and are capable of stopping free radicals from harming our bodies. Fruits and vegetables need different digesting acids and this is why he never mixes fruits with vegetables. If they are mixed, it can slow the healing process.
Here is the list of ingredients for Chris’s anti-cancer salad:
-Kale, spinach, baby romaine, arugula
-Sprouted garbanzo beans
-Sprouted mung beans
-Sprouted red or green lentils
-Organic sauerkraut (containing only three ingredients: cabbage, water and salt)
-Organic Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Sprinkle with these four cancer-fighting spices:
-Organic Garlic Powder
-Organic Turmeric or Curry Powder
-Organic Cayenne Pepper
10 Foods to Help Lower Risks of Developing Certain Types of Cancer.
1. Grapefruit is full of vitamin C. Vitamin C, an antioxidant found in many types of citrus fruits and some vegetables. Vitamin C can prevent the formation of nitrogen compounds in the body that cause cancer.
2. Garlic – People who eat more garlic are less likely to develop cancer. Ingredients in garlic may keep substances in the body that cause cancer from working or slow down the multiplication of cancer cells.
3. Berries are one of the best foods you can eat to help prevent cancer. They are tasty and full of antioxidants, which help your body fight off diseases.
4. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage that may cause cancer.
5. Cruciferous Vegetables include cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli that have components to help protect a cell’s DNA from damage that could cause cancer.
6. Green Tea contains catechins that are antioxidants that help prevent cancer. Drinking green tea can help lower the risk of cancer.
7. Whole Grains contain antioxidants and fiber that can help lower cancer risk.
8. Turmeric comes from a root similar to ginger. Turmeric contains curcumin that can help reduce the risk of cancer.
9. Leafy green vegetables including kale, spinach, lettuce, and collard greens are high in the antioxidants lutein and beta-carotene that may limit growth of cancer cells.
10. Grapes – Reservatol is a powerful antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. Reservatol may help keep cancer from starting or spreading. Studies have found that these foods can greatly reduce your risk.
If you want to prevent the development of cancer, you have to oppose the acidity of your body, creating alkaline conditions. This recipe consists of lemon and baking soda.
Lemon has strong anti-cancer properties. It has a solid impact on cysts and tumors and annihilates the cancer-causing cells of 12 distinct sorts of cancers. Lemon has 10 000 times more grounded impact than the medications or chemotherapy and has an exceptionally solid anti microbial impact with an extremely wide range of action against bacterial and contagious diseases.
Lemon is effective against internal parasites and worms, regulates blood pressure and is a powerful antidepressant, and reduces stress. Lemon contains vitamin C, vitamin B, riboflavin, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
By including baking soda, you will effectively diminish the acidity of the body. The disease cells can’t develop in an alkaline domain. Lemons have a strong anticancer effect. They destroy the malignant cells of 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas. When the baking soda is added to the lemon, the effect is even greater because it completely changes the pH levels of the body.
– 240ml of distilled water
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– Juice of 1 lemon
Mix the ingredients, and drink this beverage on an empty stomach. You have to make this recipe at least three times a day. The patient should drink the lemon juice with a teaspoon of baking soda. Ensure the lemon is organic without chemicals. Natural lemon is 100 times more productive than lemon developed with manures and splashed with chemicals.
Prevent Cancer Cleanse
Keeping the body clean is important to live a healthy life. This recipe will clean the blood vessels, the heart, restore the immune system, and clean the liver, kidneys, excretory system, and digestive system. It can improve brain function and memory, protects the heart from heart attacks, and heals people who have survived these problems. Having a healthy and clean body is essential for living a healthy life. This recipe helps with getting rid of inflamed joints, a remedy against cancer, and regulates body weight. So, all in all, this recipe is a total body cleanser. Detoxing the body can be very beneficial to the body because it rids the body of unwanted wastes and restores function to many systems.
• 8 cups germinated wheat grain
• 30 fresh lemons
• 24 heads of fresh garlic
• 6 cups of organic honey
• 8 cups of fresh walnuts
1. Put the wheat in a boiled glass jar then pour water over it and let sit.
2. After 10-12 hours, strain the water
3. Wash the grains well and strain again
4. Leave the wheat in the jar for at least 24 hours and you will have germinated wheat.
1. Grind germinated wheat, walnuts, and washed garlic cloves.
2. Grind 10 lemons
3. Mix everything together
4. Juice the rest of lemons and add to the mixture until it becomes homogenous.
5. Add honey and stir
6. Pour into jars and keep in the fridge.
7. Let the jars sit for 3 days
Take 2-4 tablespoons 30 minutes before each meal and 30 minutes before you go to bed. Do this until the whole mixture is completely gone.
Cancer Cure Recipe
10 garlic cloves
1 cup of apple cider vinegar
1 cup of organic unpasteurized honey
Blend all of the ingredients in a blender. Place mixture in a jar and keep refrigerated. Consume within 5 days of preparation. After 5 days the healing properties are lower. Take 2 tablespoons before you eat or drink anything else, immediately after waking up. If you do not like the taste, you can mix it with fresh juice or water.
Cure cancer – A woman from Bosnia her honey and ginger recipe to help others cure cancer.
Honey Ginger Recipe
A few larger ginger roots
Grind ginger finely and mix it with 2 cups or 16 oz. organic honey
Keep the remedy in jars, and consume a tablespoon 3-4 times a day. It is important to avoid any contact with metal items, so try to use a wooden or plastic spoon.You should see the first results in just 4 days.
Celery and Cancer
Celery is the ideal addition to a healthy cancer-free lifestyle. Celery contains compounds that help repel cancer cells. Celery contains apigenin and luteolin, bioactive flavonoids that fight cancer cells. The apigenin component of celery fights cancer cells by inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death). It is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat gout and some arthritic conditions. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound rivaling commercial anti-inflammatory drugs. Luteolin has the capacity to short-circuit the replication cycle of cancer cells. Luteolin is able to block the signal pathways (IGF and PI3K) necessary for the growth of cancer cells, specifically colorectal cancers. Luteolin also possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Miracle Cure Juice! It helps regenerate cells and infuses them with nutrients in a fast, efficient manner. Benefits from drinking this juice:
- Helps prevent cancer cells from developing and restrains their ability to proliferate and grow
- It targets and heals the liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas and can heal ulcers
- Strengthens lungs and opens up airways
- Reduces high blood pressure and helps prevent heart attacks
- Strengthens the immune system via antioxidants
- Eliminates red and tired or dry eyes
- Replenishes fatigued muscles and helps relieve pain
- Helps eliminate constipation and/or diarrhea, and assists in making bowel movements more regular.
- Helps repair the skin and give you a healthy glow (great for eliminating acne).
- It cleans from the inside out, so it clears bad body odor and improves bad breath
- Reduces allergies, such as those who suffer from Hay Fever.
Juice and reap the amazing health benefits!
2 large beets 4 long carrots 2 apples 6 stalks celery 2 limes 2 inches ginger
If you want to prevent the development of cancer, you have to oppose the acidity of your body, creating alkaline conditions. This recipe consists of lemon and baking soda. Lemon has strong anti-cancer properties. It has a solid impact on cysts and tumors and annihilates the cancer-causing cells of 12 distinct sorts of cancers. Lemon has 10 000 times more grounded impact than the medications or chemotherapy and has an exceptionally solid anti microbial impact with an extremely wide range of action against bacterial and contagious diseases. Lemon is effective against internal parasites and worms, regulates blood pressure, is a powerful antidepressant, and reduces stress. Lemon contains vitamin C, vitamin B, riboflavin, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.
By including baking soda, you diminish the acidity of the body. Disease cells can’t develop in an alkaline domain. Lemons have a strong anticancer effect. They destroy the malignant cells of 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas. When the baking soda is added, the effect is greater because it completely changes the pH levels of the body.
240ml of distilled water 1 teaspoon of baking soda Juice of 1 lemon
Mix the ingredients, and drink this beverage on an empty stomach. You have to make this recipe at least three times a day. The patient should drink the lemon juice with a teaspoon of baking soda. Ensure the lemon is organic without chemicals. Natural lemon is 100 times more productive than lemon developed with manures and splashed with chemicals.
Miracle unleashed – When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola,! they be gan tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola–and its shocking cover-up–came in fast and furious…. ….The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells.” Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public… …
.Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials–the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge a treatment’s value–were ever initiated.
A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at “10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin…” ….The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.
A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers Seven years of silence broken. — with Gary Juffa, Wilzman Samb, Kibuka Ambros Kariai and 45 others.
Dangerous Cancer Causing Products
The Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC) and Ralph Nader have released a “Dirty Dozen” list of consumer products containing a wide-range of carcinogenic and toxic contaminants that most of us are exposed to daily.
Non-Stick Cookware is proven to release toxic chemicals into food during cooking. When non-stick cookware is heated up, its coating begins to break down at a molecular level and releases toxic particles and fluoride-based gasses, many of which are carcinogenic. Instead of toxic non-stick cookware use glass, ceramic or stainless steel pots and pans.
Artificial Sweeteners are worse for you than sugar: Acesulfame K may be carcinogenic, causes tumors and affects pregnancy. Aspartame is linked to skin cancers and can be deadly for people with phenylketonuria. Saccharin may cause bladder cancer, is indigestible, and gets excreted by the liver unchanged. Sorbitol is partially digested, causes diarrhea, bloating and gas. Replace artificial sweeteners with: Stevia can lower blood pressure and blood sugar. Erythritol has no effect on blood sugar, insulin or cholesterol levels. Xylitol can improve bone density and reduce risk of tooth decay. Yacon syrup feeds good bacteria in intestines and fights against constipation. Honey or Maple Syrup
Talcum Powder – Talc can lead to lung irritations and ovarian cancer. Plastic Bottles And Food Containers – Chemicals in plastic leach into what you are drinking. Choose reusable metal or glass. Save the environment and keep your body safe.
Air Fresheners – Fumes emitted from air freshener cans are more dangerous than cigarette smoke. These fumes cause asthma, hormone imbalance, and cancers. Overexposure to air fresheners is linked to cancers of the nose and throat. Use essential oils. Add 15 drops of essential oil to a spray bottle with a cup of distilled water.
Commercial Cleaning Products have been linked respiratory disorders and asthma, and contain hormone disruptors such as parabens, triclosan, phthalates, and BPA. Vinegar and baking soda provide natural antimicrobial cleaning properties and are effective against staph, salmonella, and E. coli.
Toothpaste may contain saccharin and fluoride, both carcinogens. Fluoride can cause cavities and severely damage the thyroid. Coconut oil could be a healthy alternative.
Shampoo – Chemicals in anti-dandruff shampoos have been linked to cancer. Mothballs are toxic and cause kidney and liver damage, Hemolytic Anemia (it destroys red blood cells!).
Antibacterial Soap contains triclosan, which spurs the growth of drug-resistant bacteria,increases risk of infertility, early puberty, and cancer, and interferes with hormone levels. Use a natural soap like Castille.
Antiperspirants/Deodorants – Research has detected parabens, a preservative, in some personal care products. It has been found in women’s breast tissue.
Flea and Tick Treatments – Fipronil, found in many liquid flea and tick treatments can cause, vomiting or diarrhea, skin irritation, weakness, headaches, seizures and dizziness and is considered a possible human carcinogen.
Healthy Lungs Tea
Mullein helps clear mucus from the body, eases sore throats, and helps bronchitis.
Fenugreek is anti-inflammatory, promotes mucus production and clearing, soothes sore throat and eliminates built-up mucus.
Dandelion root is an anti-inflammatory, fights fungus, cleans the respiratory system and clears mucus, stimulates kidneys and liver.
This is a genera health-promoting tea, along with fresh juice (like pineapple-kale-ginger and juice the pineapple’s core). Pineapple juice is beneficial for coughs/mucus in the body too and the bromelain in the core is anti-cancer.
Drink in the mornings to promote health, or a few times throughout the day if you have a cold.
6 parts mullein leaf
1 part fenugreek seed
1 part dandelion root
Combine all herbs in a glass jar and shake to combine. Use 1 tbsp. (for tea) or a handful (1/2 c. or so, for infusion) and add to 1 – 2 c. boiling water. Let it steep 10 – 20 minutes. Strain it, then sweeten lightly with raw honey or drink it straight.
Remedy for Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughing Diseases
This home remedy made of red onion will help you get rid of asthma, bronchitis, the persistent cough and will improve overall lung health.
1 lbs red onions
1 lbs brown sugar
6 cups water
7 tablespoons of organic honey
Place brown sugar in a metal bowl on medium and slowly heat while stirring until the sugar darkens. Add the chopped onion, fry it briefly and add the water afterwards. Cook the mixture so water evaporates until 1/3 is left. Allow it to cool and then add the lemon juice and honey and mix well. Allow mixture to stand before you strain it from the onion slices. Transfer the resulting remedy into a glass bottle.
Consume one tablespoon before each meal.
Thyme – The most powerful remedy to boost lung health and heal respiratory infections. The lungs and the respiratory system are very important parts of the body. We need our lungs to breathe to stay alive. Thyme is a common herb that can usually be found in pasta sauces, soups or meat rubs. It has many medical properties. The oil has antimicrobial properties and enhances the immune system. The antioxidants in thyme make it good for preventing premature aging. When thyme is taken internally, it is good for ailments of the respiratory, digestive, and genitourinary systems.
– ¼ jar honey
– 20 grams of dried thyme
1. Stir the herb into the honey.
2. Stir well and store in a warm place for two weeks.
3. Stir contents once in a while.
4. After two weeks strain the mixture.
5. Take ½ tbsp. twice a day to relieve respiratory ailments.
Expel mucus from the lungs
This syrup will help you eliminate mucus in your lungs.
1 tbsp marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis)
1 tbsp flaxseed
1 tbsp sage
1 lemon, sliced
1 quart filtered water
1 cup of Pure Maple Syrup
Put water in a small saucepan and add the pure maple syrup. Preheat the pure maple syrup on medium heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and heat on low for 15 minutes and strain. Take a tablespoon of the syrup three times a day. Use until you feel improvement and your cough is gone. Keep syrup in your fridge.
The best thing you can do is quit smoking and live longer, but if this is just impossible for you, add these foods to your daily menu.
Ginger- This ancient spice has been long used for its healing effect. Ginger will also help you eliminate the excess mucus in your lungs.
Onion and garlic – We know how healthy garlic and onions are. They both have strong anticancer properties, and they are an excellent prevention against many malignant conditions. Onions are especially efficient in the prevention of different respiratory infections.
Turmeric – This incredible spice is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids. Turmeric has antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer effects, so add it to your everyday diet.
Lung cleansing elixir:
400 g (14 oz) onion
1 l (34 oz) water
400 g (14 oz) sugar
2 tbsp turmeric
ginger, a thumb-sized piece
Cook the water and sugar together. Add the onion cut in quarters and shredded ginger root. Add the turmeric once the mixture boils, and reduce the heat to low.
A neti pot is helpful. Normal Saline Recipe:
1 quart boiled or distilled water
1 teaspoon kosher salt(non- iodized)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Keep the solution in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before use.
The following is a good inhalant. Pour boiling water over the herbs and stir. Lean over the bowl and tent the towel over your head. Keep eyes closed, since peppermint steam can irritate them. Breath deeply, moving closer to the bowl as the water cools. Blow your nose as needed, don’t sniff! When cool, add more hot water or pour the water and herbs into a saucepan keeping the heat very low to steam – and breathe the steam when you walk by.
6 to 8 cups of boiling water (distilled water is best).
2 cups eucalyptus
1 cup peppermint
½ cup rosemary
¼ cup thyme
A large towel
Deep Chest and Throat Syrup Recipe
4 “finger sized” pieces of Osha root
2-6 inches Licorice root sticks
1/2 oz Elecampane root
1/2 oz Wild Cherry Bark
1 tbsp Horehound
3 or 4 sprigs of Thyme or 1 tsp dried
zest and juice from one organic lemon
3 or 4 inches of fresh organic Ginger root sliced, or 2 tsp of dried Ginger root
4 cups water
1 1/2 – 2 cup raw local honey
Combine all ingredients, except the honey, with the water and allow to soak at room temperature for several hours.
Gently simmer all ingredients – except the honey together until the liquid is reduced by half. Strain and press as much liquid as possible from the herbs. Measure the decocted liquid and add an equal portion of honey while the liquid is still warm. Store in a sealed glass jar or bottle in the refrigerator and use as needed.
Bone Health – Sardines are relatively inexpensive and a good source of nutrients difficult to find in many other foods. They’re a rich source of bone-building vitamin D, that plays an essential role in bone health by helping to increase the absorption of calcium, and a very good source of phosphorus, a mineral important to strengthening the bone matrix, and vitamin B12 that also supports bone health.
Benefits of Consuming Ginger
If you suffer from loose bowels, tend towards edema or swellings, and
retain water as well as have a constant running or drippy nose (particularly when outside) and suffer from very low energy. You would do well drinking ginger tea or adding ginger to your meals.
Ginger is for colds that exhibit more cold signs than hot ones: chills but no fever, running nose that is clear watery mucus with lots of sneezing.
If you have a sore throat, thick yellow mucus or fever, ginger is not the spice for you. You need a cooling spice like peppermint to clear the heat.
The best way to consume ginger for this pattern is in its fresh/raw form. Fresh grated or sliced ginger in hot water with a bit of lemon and raw honey can do wonders for the onset of a cold. Fresh ginger is easier to grate for tea if frozen.
This soup is easy to make and works wonders for the common cold. Keep some in the freezer and have green onions, astragalus, fresh ginger and garlic on hand through the winter. Build your blood and energy and kick that cold to the curb.
1-2 inch piece of Fresh Ginger sliced thinly.
4 Green onions sliced into medium sized pieces.
1-2 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
6 cups Chicken bone broth or regular chicken stock
Place ginger, onions, garlic and mushrooms (if you choose) in a pot and add a small amount of broth. Simmer until ingredients are softened. Add the rest of the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20-30minutes. Sip on broth throughout the day and feel better! You can eat the ginger pieces for some extra heat. Add other vegetables to make it more of a meal. Don’t add much salt as salt tends to bring things deeper into the body and this is more about pushing out.
Add in dried or fresh mushrooms for an extra boost of energy.
Add 4-5 pieces of Astragalus (Huang Qi) to the broth as it is simmering to boost your immune system and energy.
Organic Chicken Bone Broth – Organic chicken bones simmered for 24 hrs with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. For one pound of bones, you need about 12- cups of water or just fill the pot to cover the bones instead of measuring it out. Once it has simmered for 24 hours, skimming off the fat and oil on the surface, strain, and store in glass jars or freeze for later use. Save the ends of your vegetables in a bag in the freezer and add them to the stock for a bit more of a nutritional boost!
Broth for Vegetarians -Make a vegan “bone broth” using vegetable stock or the ends of your veggies simmered for 8-10 hours and add things like seaweeds, mushrooms, and miso to up the nutrient content.
The Medicine in Your Cup
Ginger is a naturally warming food with a pungent taste. Fresh ginger is good at treating the common cold when presented with chills but not fever! It also has the benefit or warming and soothing the digestive system helping with nausea, upset stomach, and appetite.
Garlic is a natural antibacterial and is immune boosting. It is considered warm and is great for reducing swellings, removing toxicity and carcinogens, strengthening the digestive system and moving our qi (energy).
Green Onion/Scallions are a warm and pungent herb great for shaking the common cold that is cold in nature (chills). Eat cooked or raw. Green onions add flavor to food and works well with ginger for warming.
Astragalus Root is found at a Chinese market or herbal store. It has sweet and slightly warm properties and immune boosting properties. It works on the lung and digestive systems and has energy boosting properties also. Good for one who seems to get sick all the time or has a lingering cough or just can’t seem to beat the cold.
David Bouley is on a mission to change the way we eat. One of his inflammation-fighting tricks is using a powerful fighting agent, turmeric. The New York City culinary star is opening a new restaurant with an emphasis on teaching people how to cook healthier at home. He has logged about 500 infused-oil recipes.
David Bouley’s turmeric oil recipe:
1 cup powdered turmeric
10 Tbsp. avocado oil
10 Tbsp. grape seed oil
10 Tbsp. olive oil
1. Fill a water bottle with the oils and turmeric.
2. Let sit for two weeks. And, voila, it’s ready to use.
He combines turmeric with high-quality oils because the benefits of the spice are transported more easily through healthy fats. Aside from turmeric, he counts mint oil (to calm the body), lemon (to boost immunity), and vanilla (another inflammation fighter), as kitchen regulars.
12 Best Foods for Arthritis
Strengthen and Restore Bones, Knees, and Joints
1 kg (2.2 oz) of wildflower honey
10 tablespoons of linseed
50 g (1.75 oz) of pumpkin seeds
5 tablespoons of ground sesame
3 tablespoons of raisins
50 g (1.75 oz) of sunflower seeds
50 g (1.75 oz) of wheat grain
Mix all the ingredients in a larger bowl, stir well and store in a glass jar.
Take a tablespoon of this remedy before your breakfast and lunch.
This natural remedy will boost metabolism, strengthen joints and heart muscles and restore and enhance the elasticity of ligaments and tendons. Organic gelatin is another effective natural remedy to treat pain in the back, legs and joints.
Smoothie for Strengthening Tendons and Ligaments in Joints
The power of three: pineapple, cinnamon and oats! Provides an abundance of vitamin C, silicon, magnesium and bromelain.
These have anti-inflammatory properties and a strong ability to decrease pain.
250 ml water
1 cup instant oatmeal
40 g honey
2 cups pineapple chunks
1 cup fresh orange juice
7 g cinnamon
40 g almonds, crushed
Cook your oats. Stir in 2 cups of fresh orange juice. Add pineapple chunks, honey, almonds and cinnamon to your blender and process until smooth. Add the oatmeal while your blender is running, and process until smooth. To cool, dump in a few ice cubes.
GOLDEN MILK TUMERIC TEA
This lightly spiced drink is similar in flavor to chai and is packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Makes 2
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy coconut milk or almond milk
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
Ground cinnamon (for serving)
Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, peppercorns, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs and top with a dash of cinnamon. Golden milk can be made 5 days ahead. Store in airtight container and chill. Warm before serving. Dried turmeric can be substituted when fresh is not available. Dried turmeric will settle to the bottom of the mug, so stir well before drinking.
Golden milk is an Ayurvedic elixir having the ability to improve the functioning of the whole organism: balancing the nervous system and normalizing functioning of the digestive system. It has anti-inflammatory properties effective for treating catarrhal diseases and their prevention. Golden milk helps fight infections, improves cognitive ability, helps lubricate joints, purifies the blood, balances blood sugar and clears the skin. It is a good way to help curcumin ( active ingredient in turmeric) be absorbed by your body.
1/8 tsp. turmeric
½ cup water
1 cup organic milk (or coconut milk)
raw, organic honey to taste
Boil water and turmeric for about 8 minutes. The turmeric has to be fully cooked. In a separate pot, bring the milk to a boil and remove from heat. Combine the two mixtures and add honey to taste. You may add a little nutmeg too as it also offers many amazing healing benefits. Drink a cup of warm turmeric milk two or three times per day for best results.
REJUVENATE JOINTS AND GET RID OF PAIN RECIPE
REJUVENATE YOUR BONES FOR 20 YEARS
Mix alcohol with iodine and add in crushed aspirin tablets. Mix together and leave in a dark place for 21 days. After 21 days, the remedy will be ready to use. It can be used in wraps or by directly massaging the affected area
This remedy helps in the treatment of arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain and all that is related to joints, bones and muscles. Probably if you ask your grandmother what would you do if you had painful joints, she will surely give this recipe for this “miraculous” mixture.
They say this folk remedy rejuvenates the bones for 20 years. So, if your legs feel heavy, or if you feel pain in the joints, if you are troubled by back pain or have consequences from previous injury, you do not need expensive gels and ointments, just a few simple ingredients would help.
Homemade Cream for Treating Joint Pain
1 Tbsp Raw Honey
1 Tbsp Organic Mustard
1 Tbsp Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
Add all the ingredients into a bowl, and stir until you have a nice smooth mixture.
Apply the cream onto the affected area, put a plastic bag over it and wrap it with a cloth. For the best results do this at night before you sleep. Repeat for 4-5 days.
The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
1 inch of fresh ginger, grated
1 inch of fresh turmeric, grated
Handful of baby spinach
Handful of watercress (or rocket/arugula)
1 small soft avocado
Big handful of flat-leaf parsley and/ or coriander
1 cup coconut water (or filtered water)
Big pinch of cayenne
Pinch of salt
Grate the roots and put in the blender and add the avocado and coconut water. Blend this to form a base. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Dressing
1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon of dried dill weed
2 teaspoons of honey
3 tablespoons of vinegar
1/4 cup extra light/ extra virgin olive oil
Put ingredients as listed in to a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well!! Pour and toss over your favorite salad greens. I make this every night for my family’s dinner salad. It is a favorite in our home. If you prefer a thicker dressing put all the ingredients in a blender with 1/2 an avocado.
Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that is a powerful anti-inflammatory. This famous pain relieving enzyme has been synthesized and isolated into supplements to treat inflammation and pain naturally. Ginger contains very powerful anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly.
2 cups ripe pineapple
1 cup ripe mango
large knob of ginger (about 2-4 inches)
1 cup young thai coconut water (you may add the coconut meat too from inside the coconut if you please)
1 tsp. fresh vanilla
Blend all ingredients for 20-30 seconds and enjoy!
1 cup Coconut Milk (or almond)
½ tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Turmeric
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
Dash of Cayenne Pepper
Raw honey to taste
Put coconut milk, spices and honey in a saucepan and heat slowly on low heat. If you put it on high heat, coconut milk will get too thick. Pour and enjoy.
Turmeric is one of the top super spices around.
1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
6. It is a natural liver detoxifier.
7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloid plaque buildup in the brain.
8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
11. It is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.
18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
According to Dr. Andrew Weil recent research on both turmeric and curcumin is very promising: Curcumin seems to delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis, according to preliminary experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria.
Kansas State University research found that adding certain spices, including turmeric, can reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines — carcinogenic compounds that are formed when meats are barbecued, boiled or fried — by up to 40 percent.
Rodent studies at the University of Texas indicate that curcumin inhibits the growth of a skin cancer, melanoma and slows the spread of breast cancer into the lungs.
Researchers from the University of South Dakota have found that pretreatment with curcumin makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiotherapy.
Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the turmeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease in that country. Among people aged 70 to 79, the rate is less than one-quarter that of the United States. One new study suggests curcumin is valuable for arthritis treatment.