Master Tonic 101

Master Tonic looks like it cures everything and is easy to make and have on hand.

WEAR GLOVES!!

[I did not peel my garlic this time — MUCH EASIER!!]

(photo credit: Simi Amiet)

Master Tonic Ingredients

1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves (antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitical)
1 part fresh chopped white onions, or the hottest onions available (similar properties to garlic)
1 part fresh grated ginger root (increases circulation to the extremities)
1 part fresh grated horseradish root (increases blood flow to the head)
1 part fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros, African bird peppers….any combination of the hottest peppers available (more…)

Top 10 Brain Food That Will Boost Your Intelligence

The brain is without question the most important, and yet least understood, of all the parts of the body. It controls every major function performed by the body, and its correct functioning is undoubtedly one of the crucial parts of having successful and happy life. However, due to the complexity of the brain, there are many things that can go wrong with it, and there are also many lifestyle factors that influence its performance. Food is one of the primary factors in optimizing brain function and preventing brain disease, and yet many people are unaware of exactly what foods they should be eating for these purposes.

Here is a list of the ten best brain foods, and why they work. (more…)

Heat reduces bioactive compounds and diminishes free-radical scavenging in Mexican peppers

A recent study was conducted by scientists from 3 research institutions in Mexico (the Research Center for Food and Development, the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science at the Sonora Institute of Technology, and the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of San Luis Potosi) and was published in the prestigious journal Food Research International (belonging to the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology). The study revealed that heat treatment can severely alter the bioactive compounds and the free-radical scavenging activity in popular Mexican peppers, such as Poblano, Bell, Chilaca, Caribe, Jalapeno, Serrano, Habanero and Manzano. (more…)

Hot Way to Ramp Up Your Metabolism and Dial Down Your Heartburn

It seems as though there’s one in every crowd. You probably know one yourself. I’m talking about the guy who gulps chili peppers by the handful and lives by the motto “the hotter, the better.”

He may be a bit of a showoff, but your friend is also smart. Because hot peppers provide lots of health benefits.

Both red and green chilies are high in vitamin C and good sources of vitamin A and iron. But it’s their “heat” that makes them so healthy.

That heat comes from a substance called capsaicin. It’s the active ingredient in many topical pain-relief formulas. And with good reason.

Athletes use it for sore muscles… it helps ease joint discomfort (1)… it can promote lower levels of nerve-related pain (2)… and even helps soothe persistent rectal itch.(3) (more…)

Get Back in the Action: Natural Pain Relief

Pain is a delicate subject with my patients. When you’re suffering it can be difficult to express just how much it hurts. I’ve seen patients completely debilitated from chronic pain.

But Americans are tough. We don’t mind a little pain. As long as we can fight through it we don’t let it slow us down.

One thing you don’t want, though, is to take a pain reliever and have the side effect be worse than the original pain. And over-the-counter medications for pain have some pretty awful side effects.

In fact, the FDA requires all these pain remedies to come with a clear warning label making consumers aware of the risks for numbness, gastric bleeding, ulcers, allergic reactions and even liver failure.

The good news is, you can reduce pain using natural pain relievers that will help you get going again and get right back in the action.

I’m going to show you six herbs and nutrients you’ll never hear about from your doctor. They’re safe and effective – and completely free of dangerous side effects. You’ll also see the science backing up these natural solutions. (more…)