Bentonite clay is one of the most versatile and inexpensive natural treatments available. It provides a world of health benefits and is heralded for its safe and effective cleansing properties. Bentonite clay is composed of aged volcanic ash found in different parts of the world, and it has been used in treating medical conditions since earliest recorded history. The largest and most popular deposit is found near Fort Benton, Wyoming – hence the name bentonite clay.Some of the many health benefits of bentonite clay are:*Cleansing the liver, colon and skin;
*Balancing bacteria in the digestive tract;
*Improving nutrient assimilation; and
*Strengthening the immune system.
In addition, bentonite clay can also eliminate food allergies, food poisoning, colitis, viral infections and parasites. It is an effective treatment for arthritis, cataracts, diabetic neuropathy, pain, wounds, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, animal and insect bites, acne, anemia and alcoholism. It can be included in natural toothpaste. Bentonite clay is effective in treating all digestive conditions and aids in weight loss. Bentonite clay also re-mineralizes cells and tissues, alkalizes the body and is very effective in protecting our bodies against radiation damage. (more…)
Are you looking for a powerful cancer fighting food? Tiny single cell organisms known as spirulina,were designed by nature 3.6 billion years ago. Spirulina generated the oxygen we have in our atmosphere and created an environment that allowed all higher forms of life to evolve into the rich diversity we find on earth today. Just think what it would mean to capture the energy of this food in your body and free yourself or someone you love from the threat of disease.
Spirulina is in the highest order of superfoods. It contains one of the most remarkable concentrations of nutrients known in any food, or herb. Spirulina is 60 percent highly digestible vegetable protein, and contains a huge concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, trace minerals, and the rare essential fatty acid GLA, missing in people who were not breast fed. Spirulina is rich in polysaccharides, another name for essential sugars sometimes referred to as glyconutrients. It has a balanced spectrum of amino acids, cleansing chlorophyll, and the blue pigment phycocyanin with tremendous antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. (more…)
It’s that time of the year when markets bloom up with that spongy, anti-inflammatory, heart healthy flowering vegetable know as cauliflower. You’ll want to include cauliflower as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive these 7 fantastic health benefits.
Cauliflower also contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine) and B9 (folic acid). It contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K. It serves as a good source of proteins, phosphorus and potassium. Cauliflower is a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, which are both powerful antioxidants.
Years of poor dietary habits and an influx in the use and ingestion of an increasing amount of harmful chemicals have left tens of millions of people with far too many toxins in their body, a phenomenon which can be especially harmful to the liver.
The good news is there are ways to essentially “detoxify” your liver, and in doing so, greatly enhance your overall health, as well as the functioning capacity of the liver itself.
According to Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, “the liver regulates most chemical levels in the blood and excretes a product called bile, which helps to break down fats, preparing them for further digestion and absorption.” But when your body is consistently exposed to harmful chemicals and substances, the liver takes a beating and, quite frankly, is unable to perform at peak capacity. (more…)
Your liver is your body’s primary organ of detoxification; when it’s not well, neither are you. The human liver filters drugs, nutrients and toxins from the body, produces bile to help digest fats, and removes toxic bilirubin from the blood. Home remedies, foods and alternative treatments keep your liver happy and keep your body healthy.
Foods that strengthen the liver
· Organic foods supply nutrients without pesticides and chemicals
· Vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage increase liver enzymes to flush carcinogens
· Beets and carrots promote increased liver function with beta-carotene
· Healthy fats such as olive, coconut and flax seed oils protect against gallstones
· Garlic and onions activate liver enzymes flushing toxins
· Dark chocolate — 85 percent cocoa or better — provides antioxidant protection against cirrhosis
· Drink half your weight in ounces daily in filtered, fluoride-free water
· Avocados and walnuts provide glutathione to cleanse toxins
· Apples are high in pectin removing toxins from the digestive tract, protecting the liver
· Two tablespoons of lemon juice daily with water alkalizes the blood and detoxifies
· Non-GMO lecithin supports the liver and gallbladder in fat digestion
· Leafy green vegetables stimulate the flow of bile
What damages the liver? (more…)
If you’ve ever been in a sauna then you know first hand how rejuvenating and invigorating a good sweat can be. Sweating is a form of detoxification and there may be no better place to stimulate this process than in the sauna. Sauna therapy developed in the Scandinavian region, specifically Finland, and is used for bathing, improving ailments, and even as a setting for childbirth. To say the sauna is a foundational element of Finnish society would be an understatement, some even view it as a holy place and behave as they would in a church. It’s no wonder, more than just a place to feel good, the sweat inducing heat is also thought to improve many health problems including hypertension, fatigue, pain, and even addiction. (more…)