Gray Hair

Why Gray Hair? 

This is a question I was asked as a hair dresser, by most of my clients. It is common to hear  “everyone gets gray hair as they age.”  However, what about those people who experience premature gray hair; as did a friend of mine who managed a Beauty College. He told me that his hair turned gray when he was 16 years old.

What is Hair?
Hair
– medically speaking “is a keratinized threadlike outgrowth which forms the fur of animals , or which grows on the human body.”

Just as the rings in a tree trunk hold information about past decades in the lifespan of a tree, our hair contains/holds information of our life style, our genetics, our health habits, and etc.

  • The most common cause of gray hair is aging. 
  • Genetics generally determines the timeline for the graying of hair, how it looks, how it behaves, whether it is curly or straight, thin or thick, etc.
  • Nutrient Deficiency can as well be the cause of hair graying, as it is the cause of many common health problems or issues.
  • There is not a lot of fully backed research on how or why smoking might be a direct cause of graying hair.
  • Autoimmune disease is another cause of hair turning gray – as the diseases that cause poor health attack the pigment cells affecting the Melanin which controls the color of not only hair, but skin. Hypothyroidism is one of the autoimmune diseases that affect the change in hair color.

This is a small list, without going into a lot of detail.

CAN THE HAIR GOING GRAY BE SLOWED DOWN? AS WELL, CAN IT BE REVERSED?

  1. You can’t stop aging but you can slow down the look of aging whether it is your body, the wrinkles on your face or the turning of your hair gray. EAT THE RIGHT FOODS. Feed your hair the nutrients it needs. This does work as I have seen the results in clients. It requires a change in one’s eating habits with the addition of vitamin and herbal supplements. The graying did slow down – and in a couple of cases the hair color reversed from the gray back to the natural hair color.
  2. New scientific findings report that Radiation or exposure to radiation in your home via microwave ovens, computers, cell phones or a workplace where you may be exposed to any type of radiation may, as well  accelerate hair graying. The best thing would be to not use microwave ovens, or computers, cell phones etc., but that is not feasible with todays lifestyles. You may want to look into all the new gadgets on the market that claim to reduce radiation exposure and in some cases get rid of it completely.
  3. Stop Smoking. While science is in the process of proving that smoking can increase your risk of going gray early, you can reverse some of the damage by NOT SMOKING.
  4. Hypothyroidism is a hormonal problem and is in the autoimmune disease category. There is a range of remedies for treating hypothyroidism which may help to reduce hair color change. Discuss this with your doctor and do your own research for this, and other autoimmune diseases.
  5. The list goes on and on, however, as a last resort and the REMEDY most people use is COLOR – permanent, which lasts for about a month and then needs retouching at the roots; or semi-permanent which washes out with each hair washing. If coloring is your choice, keep in mind that gray hair is not as porous and the color may or may not take as you expect it to. Also, any prescription medications one is taking may or may not interfere with how well the color takes on the gray hair.

This information is just a foot in the door to answering the question of WHY GRAY HAIR.

I reiterate – DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH to learn more on this subject. Everyone’s body is chemically different. Therefore the experience of graying hair will not be the same for everyone. This is not a ‘one size fits all’ situation.

As with all issues pertaining to the body  whether it be an illness, a disease, or even the graying of hair, clean out the body. DETOX to get rid of toxins that might be causing or accelerating the problem so you can start with a clean slate.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

 

A Check on Immune Health

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“Poor nutrition is associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, which compromise immune health. Both inflammation and oxidative stress are elevated when you have COVID-19.” (Trusted Source).

Foods that support immune health and vitamins they contain:

  • Cod liver oil: 170% of the Daily Value (DV) vitamin D per 1 tablespoon (13.6 grams)
  • Herring: 27% of the DV per 100 grams
  • Egg yolk: 27% of the DV per 100 grams
  • Sardine: 24% of the DV per 100 grams
  • Canned light tuna: 34% of the DV per 100 grams
  • Salmon, wild-caught or farmed: 66% of the DV per 100 grams
  • Fortified orange juice: 25% of the DV per 100 grams

Dark green leafy vegetables and organ meats, particularly liver, are rich sources of vitamin A. Others include:

  • Beef liver: 552% of the DV
  • Chicken liver: 327% of the DV
  • King mackerel: 24% of the DV
  • Goat cheese: 54% of the DV
  • Sweet potato, cooked: 87% of the DV
  • Collard greens: 28% of the DV
  • Carrots, raw: 93% of the DV
  • Baby spinach, raw: 31% of the D

If diagnosed with a zinc deficiency, your physician may have recommended that you take zinc supplements.  Be careful not to take too much, because zinc is toxic in excess amounts. Stick to the dose your doctor recommends and/or follow the directions on the bottle. Foods zinc is found in:

  • Ground beef: 41% of the DV
  • Dark chocolate (70–85% cacao): 30% of the DV
  • Seafood oyster, canned: 73% of the DV
  • Cashew nuts: 53% of the DV
  • Hemp seeds: 90% of the DV
  • Pumpkin seeds: 71% of the DV
  • Lentils, sprouted, raw: 14% of the DV

Research is underway to determine the therapeutic role of omega-3 fats for COVID-19. Found in the following:

  • Chia seeds: 6 grams per 100 grams
  • Soybean, dry-roasted: 1.4 grams per 100 grams
  • Sardines, canned: 498 mg per 100 grams
  • Cod liver oil: 935 mg per tablespoon
  • King mackerel: 159 mg per 100 grams
  • Flaxseed: 23 grams per 100 grams
  • Walnuts: 9 grams per 100 grams
  • Salmon: 113 mg per 100 grams

Vitamin C  is an antioxidant vitamin that supports immune health in people of all ages. Found in the following plus others not listed. Do the research.

  • Guava, raw: 253% of the DV
  • Acerola (West Indian cherry): 1,867% of the DV
  • Kiwi, raw: 103% of the DV
  • Cauliflower, raw: 54% of the DV
  • Canned tomatoes: 14% of the DV
  • Potato, with skin: 13% of the DV
  • Sweet pepper, red: 142% of the DV
  • Papaya, raw: 68% of the DV

The most anti-inflammatory foods include members of the berry family – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Fatty fish – sardines, herring, mackerel, anchovies. Vegetables – broccoli, avocados, peppers (bell and chili), mushrooms (truffles, portabella, and shitake). Other fruits – most melons, grapes, cherries, tomatoes. Spices – turmeric; oils, Extra Virgin Olive oil; and Dark Chocolate.

Last but not least – must know FOODS THAT CAUSE INFLAMMATION:

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  • Junk, potato chips and fast foods
  • refined carbohydrates – white bread, white rice, crackers, biscuits etc.
  • sugar, sweetened beverages, soda, sweet tea and sports drinks
  • processed meats – bacon, ham and hot dogs
  • fried – fries, chicken, mozzarella sticks etc.

SUMMARY: If you are going to eat anti-inflammatory foods then it is a MUST TO ELIMINATE INFLAMMATORY FOODS.

Bottom line is a WELL BALANCED DIET – PERIOD.

It has been said for centuries ‘ An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ It has been proven to be true.  Free food healthy food clipart free images 2 2

For your information only. Research, research, research!

Have a GREAT DAY and GOD BLESS ALWAYS!

 

God is Simple

 

Since Adam and Eve were sent out into the cold and dreary world where Lucifer was in charge, people have been in contention with one another. Today is no different. In fact, some would say it is worse. However, it needn’t be that way.

The solution is simple God is in charge. It can be found in the Book of Chronicles in the bible.

When King David wanted to build God a house, God said He was not looking for a palace or a house; all He has ever wanted is a dwelling place in the hearts of those who long for Him…that is where He seeks to rule as King, that is His resting place.

As long as we live God’s gospel principles and keep God’s commandments we will receive blessings galore.

Jesus taught over and over in the bible – ‘Love the Lord with all of your heart, might, mind and soul. Do unto others as you would have other do unto you. And last but not least, Love thy neighbor as thyself.’

This way of life is encompassed in the belief of all religious sects. It is just a matter of doing and accepting. 

Repentance for our sins must be a continued practice as none of us are perfect. It involves truly believing in God the Eternal Father, believing in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit (our comforter). 

Keep your THOUGHTS positive, because your thoughts become your WORDS
Keep your WORDS positive, because your words become your BEHAVIOR
Keep your BEHAVIOR positive because your behavior becomes your HABITS
Keep your HABITS positive because your habits become your VALUES
Keep your VALUES positive because your values become your DESTINY
>Mahatma Gandi>

GOD made it SIMPLE so everyone would be able to enjoy the LOVE, PEACE, and FAITH HE – our ETERNAL HEAVENLY FATHER IS WAITING TO GIVE EACH OF US WITH OPEN ARMS, and with NO STRINGS ATTACHED. 

Food/Supplement Tips

Food, food, food. What to eat and what not to eat. What is good for you and what is not. No matter what you say about food, there is always a controversy. Everyone has an opinion. I, as well have my opinion. The following information is to keep you abreast of the latest. It is up to you to decide what you like or what is good for you in the way of your health.

COCONUT MILK – Coconut milk is among the many plant-based dairy alternatives available in the market. According to the Health Ranger, organic coconut milk “is one of the healthiest and most delicious. It is low in carbs, but high in MCTs, protein, iron and electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. This healthy beverage can support your healthy digestive, immune, cardiovascular and nervous functions, as well as help maintain healthy energy levels. Plus, its delicious creamy flavor goes well with soups, stews, coffee and so much more. Coconut milk can even be gently dried and turned into powder to prolong its shelf life.”

There are many opinions out there regarding plant-based dairy milks. Other milks available, include Almond, Rice, Soy, Cashew and mixtures. I prefer the plant-based milks. After doing your own research, weigh the benefits and then draw your own conclusions as to your preference.

MAGNESIUM – as you age the body needs more magnesium to function normally. Magnesium is a supplement being pushed today, especially because of the adverse effects of the flu injections which deplete the body of the vitamins and minerals etc. needed to maintain a healthy immune system. This forces even the healthy folks to turn to supplements to detox the body system and replace the nutrition lost. Magnesium is much needed for a healthy heart, mind, mood and more. It plays a role in every heartbeat, maintains vascular function and already-healthy blood pressure, supports healthy bone density, and promotes healthy nervous system function.

CASTOR OIL – What is castor oil? Castor oil has been around for centuries. It is a substance obtained from castor beans. It contains natural ingredients that truly are superior…making it useful in many personal care products. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is an oil that you may find hanging around in your medicine cabinet and you really don’t know what to do with it.  The following are things you might consider:

  • Hair – it can enhance the look and feel of your hair, making it look both thicker and richer. After you shower – towel dry your hair, apply a small amount of slightly warmed castor oil, work it into the stands of your hair – it will lock in the moisture.
  • Skin – massage into your face gently. After 10 minutes, wash your face with a warm cloth. it will help remove excess oil, dirt and other pore-clogging material.
  • Fungal skin conditions – to include athlete’s foot or ringworm. Because of castor oil being rich in a biochemical known as undecylenic acid it helps target fungal growth.
  • Stretch marks – massage into the desired area and wrap with a cotton cloth. Allow the oil to penetrate the skin for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat on a regular basis.
  • Scars – reduces scars from chickenpox or acne by promoting new skin cell growth. Apply before bed. Leave on overnight and wash it off the next morning.
  • Use as a massage oil. Used on the scalp – helps balance scalp pH, replenishing natural oils and promoting positive hair health as well as hair growth
  • Soothe bug bites and stings. Reduces itching.
  • Lines and wrinkles – stimulates the production of elastin and collagen. Also targets dark bags and the appearance of crow’s feet.
  • Oil Pull – put a tablespoon in the mouth and swish around in the mouth for at least 10 minutes. It will pull the bacteria from the gums and clean the teeth. Spit out and rinse with clean warm water.

CANTALOUPE – Humans are really frugivores. Therefore, fruits are a must in the daily diet. I concentrate on fruits, berries, melons, and black grapes. Watermelon is usually the melon of choice for most people, but others include, Casaba, Honey Dew, and Cantaloupe. The perfect summer fruit – Cantaloupe is a semisweet treat that will keep you cool in the heat. One cup of fresh chopped cantaloupe has just 54 calories, is packed with fiber, has important electrolytes like potassium that helps to keep you hydrated. The antioxidants in cantaloupe helps fight inflammation and reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases like arthritis, heart disease, and Type 2 Diabetes. It is rich in vitamin A and C, offers skin benefits by boosting collagen production. It is also a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin that supports healthy vision. Can be eaten on it’s own or mixed into a fruit salad, juiced, blended into smoothies, or added to summer soups.

 

That’s all for today folks. As always, do your own research. Health is Wealth!!

 

 

Lupus

What is Lupus?

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Lupus is a life-threatening autoimmune disease that can attack anyone, at any age. It is a disease that is hard to diagnose. However, you can recognize its signs and symptoms early.

“Symptoms vary between people and may be mild to severe. Common symptoms include painful and swollen joints, fever, chest pain, hair loss, mouth ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, feeling tired, and a red rash which is most commonly on the face. Often there are periods of illness, called flares, and periods of remission during which there are few symptoms.” Wikipedia

lupus clipart 10 free Cliparts | Download images on Clipground 2021 Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus is the facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks. This occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.

Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight. While there’s no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.

The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. The most common signs and other detailed symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose or rashes elsewhere on the body
  • Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
  • Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches, confusion and memory loss

It is possible that lupus can be the result of a combination of your genetics and/or something in the environment, which when you come in contact with, can trigger lupus. In most cases, however, the cause is unknown.

The following can be triggers:

  • Sunlight. Sun may bring on lupus skin lesions or trigger other causes of lupus.
  • Infections.  An infection can initiate lupus or cause a relapse in some people.
  • Medications. Can trigger lupus and it may persist even after the drug is stopped.

Complications from inflammation caused by lupus can affect many areas of your body, to include:

  • Kidneys. Which can be serious as serious kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death among people with lupus.
  • Brain and central nervous system. You may experience headaches, dizziness, behavior changes, vision problems, and even strokes or seizures, memory problems and difficulty in expressing their thoughts.
  • Blood and blood vessels. Blood problems include a reduced number of healthy red blood cells (anemia) and an increased risk of bleeding or blood clotting. It can also cause inflammation of the blood vessels.
  • Lungs. Lupus can increase your chances of developing an inflammation of the chest cavity lining, which can make breathing painful. Bleeding into lungs and pneumonia also are possible.
  • Heart. Lupus can also cause inflammation of your heart muscle, your arteries or heart membrane which in turn increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks
  • Infection. Infection because both the disease and its treatments can weaken the immune system.
  • Cancer. Lupus appears to increase your risk of cancer; however, the risk is small.
  • Bone tissue death. This occurs when the blood supply to a bone declines, often leading to tiny breaks in the bone and eventually to the bone’s collapse.
  • Pregnancy complications. Pregnant women with lupus have an increased risk of miscarriage. It increases the risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy and preterm birth. To reduce the risk of these complications, doctors often recommend delaying pregnancy until your disease has been under control for at least six months.

Basically after being diagnosed you will find yourself fighting a private battle; you have to depend on others to provide things you cannot get or do on your own. It will be difficult for you to take care of yourself. You continue to need good medical treatment, and will require support from friends and family. You will experience brain fog which will seem to be constant. You can plan on being sick one way or the other for much of your life, will be despondent, and will eventually have a deep appreciation for life.

HOW TO TREAT?

Your immune system plays an important role in treating lupus. You will need to focus on your diet to keep the disease in check.

Holistic and natural ways include a change in lifestyle, and an anti-inflammatory diet which can be very beneficial; and should include the following:

  • Foods rich in omega-3, such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna.
  • Foods high in antioxidants, such as beans, cranberries, dark chocolate.
  • Raw organic fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries and pumpkin.
  • Olive oil and coconut oil.
  • This is a short list. For more fruits and veggies as well as recipes check the internet, as well as books.

There are prescription medications for which you need to consult your personal physician. Then, do more of your own research on the internet.

Bottom line: Those in the medical field claim there is no cure for LUPUS, but it can be controlled.

HAPPY RESEARCHING and MAY GOD SHOW YOU THE WAY!

 

Success

We are all living in a world of hurt. That is why taking care of our health is so important.  We must remember that good health is not only physical but  also mental.

Today I am breaking away from the physical to focus on the mental. The mental must include God. Many years ago someone told me ‘the bible is the best psychiatrist in the world.’ I set aside time in the morning before the work day starts to do bible study.

Books - The Founders Bible

For Christmas I was given a book called The Founders’ Bible The origin of the Dream of Freedom. This book, in my opinion, should be a must read for everyone. It is a Bible with documented narrative which correlates life in biblical times, historically, with life as we are experiencing it today.

Politically speaking, this book states “The Constitution was truly based on the Bible and God’s laws for the people He created to live in the world. America is truly “A Bible Nation”. “Born in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, she has had only one form of government since the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1789. Neither our closest allies nor our fiercest enemies have experienced the stability with which we have been blessed.” As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated “In the formative days of the Republic, the directing influence of the bible exercised upon the fathers of the nation is conspicuously evident…”

I am at the  point in my study where Moses was told he would not be entering the promised land. Moses had prepared the people for 40 years in the desert teaching them at the directions of God – his covenants, laws, and commandments. Joshua has been given God’s charge to lead the Israelites across the Jordan river into the promised land. God explained as he had for their whole journey, “I will not fail you or forsake you.”

Paraphrased, the message given to the people in Joshua 1: 7-8, I feel is, as well, meant for us. God directs “Be strong and courageous; be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law commanded you; “do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.”  (8) “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

“In these verses God states that for those who will take His Word, immerse themselves in it and apply its principles to every aspect of life, those individuals will enjoy prosperity and success.

The following are affirmations of numerous of America’s Founding Fathers who personally experienced these benefits and repeatedly proclaimed their truth.  I am sharing them verbatim.

Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited… What a Utopia – what a Paradise would this region be.” (John Adams, Signer of the Declaration)

The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is good and the best corrector of all that is evil in human society – the best book for regulating the temporal concerns of men. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war; proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” (Noah Webster, Revolutionary soldier, Legislator, Judge, and “Schoolmaster to America”)

The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the Word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.” (John Jay, Original, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)

As you can see Joshua 1:8 is a great guiding passage for your life. It might be well if we all get immersed in God’s Word, meditate in it, apply it, and then WATCH THE BENEFICIAL RESULTS!

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Prompted by God, I share this with you -my readers. Ask yourselves, should this advice not be applied today, right now, as we dwell in todays world of political and religious unrest and chaos?

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THE WHOLE WORLD!

 

 

Unusual Recipes

Everyone writes blogs on ‘recipes’ per se. Mostly they are for eating. However, today I would like to introduce you to UNUSUAL RECIPES. Recipes that are good for healing the body by unusual means.

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RESTORE EYESIGHT – 100%

1 carrot
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. honey
8 oz. water

Cut the carrot into 1/4″ to 1/2″ pieces. Peel garlic cloves. Bring the water to a boil. Add carrots and garlic. Boil for 10 minutes. Put in a glass. Add the honey. Mix well. Drink 1 glass a day for 3 days. Is suppose to restore eyesight to 100%.

COVID Detox for spike protein and graphene toxins from vaccine – WILD OREGANO oil and sage.  Products can be purchased at North American Herb & Spice.com (Info per Dr. Bob Martin). Check out his website at https://doctorbob.com/

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Nasal spray for sinus cleanse: Iodine, colloidal silver water in a dropper bottle. Fill the dropper bottle with colloidal silver water and add 3-4 drops iodine. Shake well before each use. Put a few drops in each nostril. Can also be put in a spray bottle. I use a nasal spray bottle I saved from a nasal spray I bought at the store. Nasal drops/sprays coat the back of the nasal passage to fight the bacteria that is breathed in from the air we breathe.

That is it for today. Short and sweet. Try these for yourself. Every person is different and therefore the response may be different.

This is for your information only. Research, research, research.

God Bless!

 

 

Cilantro…

With all the ‘war’ talk going on, the experts are saying “grow your own food”.  The word of the day is ‘PREP’, ‘PREP’, ‘PREP.’ So, what can you plant in your garden, why, how, and what nutritional value will your food choice have. The following may help to get you started.

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CILANTRO: Cilantro plants are plentifully sold in grocery stores. They come in beautiful pots and not so beautiful pots. Someone gave my daughter one in a beautiful pot. She followed the ‘care instructions’ for producing an unending supply of ‘Cilantro.’ Result – DEAD CILANTRO PLANT. While trying to revive it, I discovered that none of the 3 plants in the dirt in the pot had roots.

When received the plant looked great. She watered as instructed, and cut the a sprigs off as instructed to use in her cooking…mm good. Then, all of a sudden the plant died. Revival was not to be accomplished since the plants had no roots. I thought ‘what a scam’ to make money. Stick a supposed healthy looking stem cut off from a good plant, stick it in the dirt in a pretty pot – tie a ribbon around it for gift giving, and you make a lot of money. I guess this shouldn’t have surprised me, because I experienced the same thing at Christmas time with a beautiful full Poinsettia plant. It didn’t last 2 weeks after bringing it home, before all the leaves fell off and there was nothing left but bare stems, with no roots, sticking out of the dirt.

My curiosity got the best of me. I had to find out more about Cilantro. I went to a nursery and bought a Cilantro plant with roots. It is a beautiful full plant.  Needing to know how to keep it alive I researched it. I want to share the information I found.

What is Cilantro?      

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Cilantro is an herb from of the coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum) . It is a member of the parsley family. The leaves look  a lot like flat-leaf parsley, growing on long, tender stems. As it grows it sends up long stems with flowers that turn to seeds. The seeds of the plant are used to make coriander spice, which has a completely different flavor from cilantro. The roots of the plant are also edible.

What does it taste like? When fresh, which is the only way that I have eaten it – it tastes lemony, and a little peppery. I’ve read that to some people it tastes soapy, which is due to the natural aldehyde chemical in the leaves. I did not pick up on that taste.  Since I have not used it anyway but fresh it is interesting to know that the flavor is diminished when the leaves are cooked, and that dried cilantro has only a small fraction of the flavor of fresh making using it ‘fresh’ the better alternative.

Cilantro is used as an herb in many Indian dishes. My daughter uses it in  Mexican dishes and casseroles. She as well adds it to sauces for fish, chicken, and pork.

Cilantro doesn’t keep fresh for long. Don’t wash it until you are ready to use it. To keep it fresh for up to a week, place the stems in a glass of water and cover the top loosely with a plastic bag. It can be kept cool by storing it in the refrigerator. You then can cut off the leaves as needed.

PLANTING: Planting Cilantro in a pot, apparently, is not the best method. Research indicates that when Cilantro is planted in pots it is short lived.

I found an article by Bonnie Plants, and in a nut shell here is what Bonnie has to say: “One of the surprises that most gardeners get from cilantro is that it moves through its life cycle so quickly, especially in spring. If you are lucky enough to live in a mild winter climate, fall and winter give you the longest season to harvest. Once you understand this fast little plant, it’s easy to manage. Give it its own patch in the garden where you can harvest, then ignore, then harvest again. Harvest while it’s low, let it get tall when it wants to, then cut off the tall plants after the seeds drop to get it out of the way. This makes room for the new plants that start themselves from the fallen seeds. Or, of course, you can set out new plants every 3 to 4 weeks for as long as we have them in the stores, but the harvest and ignore technique will get you through the in-between times.”

I found it interesting and surprising that Cilantro can be grown hydroponically.  Bonnie mentioned – “Cilantro frequently self-sows. As seeds fall to the ground, little plants may pop up during the season and the following spring. One way to keep cilantro in check is to grow it indoors in a hydroponic (or water-based) system, like the Miracle-Gro® Twelve™ Indoor Growing System. Simple to use, it guides cilantro to produce an impressively large harvest. Plants go directly in the water, which circulates moisture, air, and nutrients to the roots, and a grow light provides all the light needed by the plants.”

Nutritional Benefits of Cilantro –

Healthy Focus tells us that, “Cilantro is a rich source of many therapeutic compounds including antioxidant flavonoids, phytonutrients and phenols. It contains many important vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C and K, calcium, potassium, magnesium and folate. It contains virtually no calories but is an excellent source of fiber.”

Other benefits include the following:

  • Detoxification: The modern lifestyles of today expose us to heavy metal build-up in the body which includes lead, aluminum and arsenic. These are dangerous and can lead to heart disease, neurological disease and infertility. Studies have shown Cilantro to protect against heavy metal by binding these metals and loosening them from the tissue, which in turn allows them to be eliminated from the body.
  • Antioxidant – ability is attributed to the presence of quercetin in Cilantro. This helps reverse disease damage caused by oxidative stress.
  • Reduce stress & anxiety  – Cilantro calms nerves, can reduce anxiety – help you to sleep better. Studies have found Cilantro Extract has the same anti-anxiety effect as valium, a prescription drug, but has none of the severe side effects that valium is famous for.
  • Heart Health…is accomplished by reducing blood pressure and preventing the heart wall from thickening; also, it reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Blood sugar levels have been shown to be reduced as Cilantro extract was able to balance blood sugar levels and also improve liver function.
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Cilantro has natural anti-bacterial properties, thereby it helps clean the bacterial infection from the urinary tract.
  • Digestion: Consuming cilantro eases the feeling of nausea, reduces bloating and gas, eases indigestion and heartburn.
  • Menstrual Function – Cilantro and coriander seeds help by regulating the hormones responsible for controlling the menstrual cycle.
  • Food Poisoning: by way of it’s antibacterial effects, cilantro is capable of protecting the body from food and water borne poisoning and disease including cholera, salmonella, dysentery and listeria.
  • Cancer: Studies show that the seed (coriander) may be able to protect the body against colon cancer. Do your own research on this one.
  • Skin:  Cilantro has many benefits when taken internally, but can as well provide benefits externally to include skin rashes, irritation, sunburn and hives. Cilantro leaves combined, in a blender with coconut oil, and applied topically to the affected area of the skin – has a soothing and cooling effect.
  • Last but not least – the calcium and vitamin K content in cilantro makes it effective in building stronger bones and teeth, and, also helps strengthen the hair.

Studies are showing that Cilantro is a versatile herb that has many beneficial affects in and on the body.

Based on my research and what I have learned I will be consuming more Cilantro in my diet.

This blog is for informational purposes only. Have fun doing further detailed research on your own.

GOD BLESS!

Virus versus Bacteria

What is the difference?  In simple terms….

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A virus is a pathogenic, parasitic organism that isn’t classified as being alive, since a cell is an essential to our definition of life. A virus has no cell membrane, no metabolism, no respiration and cannot replicate outside of a living cell. A virus is a creepy half-live, single strand or double strand of DNA or RNA or both, looking for a cell to invade. Once inside, it reprograms the cell with its DNA or RNA and multiplies on mass, bursting through the cell with a thousand or more new virus strands seeking new cells to invade. RNA viruses mutate more easily than DNA viruses. (SARS, bird flu, West Nile virus, swine flu, hepatitis, measles, polio, yellow fever, and Ebola are among the many RNA viruses). (From Epoch Times Health)

Research is showing that viruses are not a natural phenomena, and are for the most part man made. Because they are man made they can be changed or altered to suit the purpose for which they have been developed – be it for a good or evil. Per the picture, the shape of most viruses is basically the same. The health issues of most humans to date have been caused by man-made viruses which can be spread in many different ways – air, water, food, etc., use your imagination. The treatment for years has been man made pharmaceuticals, and vaccines which also can be developed to heal or not.

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According to the Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary – A bacteria (plural of bacterium), is a unicellular plantlike micro-organism, lacking chlorophyll. When appearing singly they are called micrococci; when in pairs diplococci; when in irregular clusters, staphylococci; when in chains, streptococci; when in regular groups of eight, sarcinae. Other groupings include bacilli, coccobacilla, fusiform bacilla, treponema, vibrios, and spirilla. Most bacteria are relatively constant in form, but also appear rodlike  or spiral in shape. They are considered by some to be involution or degenerating forms and by others to be stages in complex life cycles. The Webster Collegiate Dictionary describes them as “bodies often aggregated into colonies or motile by means of flagella, living in soil, water, organic matter, or the bodies of plants and animals, and being  autotrophic, saprophytic, or parasitic in nutrition and important to man because of their chemical effects, and as pathogens.” Per the picture you can see the shape of bacteria is variable.

In earlier days the treatment for bacterial infection was by the use of antibiotics. However because of the widespread and sometimes inappropriate use of antibiotics, strains of bacteria have begun to emerge that are antibiotic-resistant – posing a threat to the general health and welfare of the people and is a challenge to researchers.  Bacterial infection represents one of the high points of modern medicine.

Common bacterial infections include pneumonia, ear infections, diarrhea, urinary tract infections and skin disorders. People are generally  protected from bacterial infections by a healthy immune system.

In reality, as we are now living in a world inundated with viruses and bacterium, it is important that the human body be maintained through a balanced diet that provides nutrients, minerals, and vitamins for function and effective immune response. Immune function is impacted by factors to include age, nutritional and hormonal status.

Remember – a compromised immune system raises the risk of infection from all harmful bacteria and viruses. Bacterial infections are occasionally life-threatening health concerns, as are man-made viral infections except when the man made virus is deliberately developed for genocide purposes.

The above is for information purposes only. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions regarding the danger of bacteria and/or viruses.

LOVE = J – Jesus, O – others, Y – yourself. JOY!!!

 

Tips

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore

6 Things People With A Healthy Gut Do Differently

The ‘tips’ blog is to keep you updated on the latest health news, and benefits, etc. The information is researched from many sources. Some tips will be old information updated, or the newest and latest.

When it comes to methods to fight health issues, sometimes the old methods are better than the latest methods. Being one who believes God heals, I lean toward natural health. However, I like to share both sides of an issue, so you can decide for yourself what is best for your situation.

TIPS FOR TODAY – 

  • The IMMUNE SYSTEM is finally being recognized as an important function of a persons health and well being thanks to the manmade viruses being introduced into our lives. According to the ‘Epoch Times’ “many of the symptoms we attribute to an infection are really due to the protective responses of the immune system. A runny nose during a cold is not a direct effect of the virus, but a result of the immune system’s response to the cold virus.” This is also true when it comes to feeling sick. As miserable as a person may feel, it is always suggested that you rest, allowing the immune response to do its thing.  A fever, though thought of as ‘bad’ is in reality ‘good’, as it “makes the body less hospitable to viruses and increases the efficiency of the immune system.” COVID-19 will continue to impact health and well-being long after the pandemic is over – as do all flu viruses.
  • DETOX: Because of the adverse and toxic effects of the ‘J’ for COVID, it is imperative that you detox immediately. Start with a Lemon Water Fast – for at least 2 days. Eat fruit, and take herbal supplements. The fruit acts as an astringent and hydrates quickly. The herbs work to increase your neurological functions, as the toxicity of the “V” attacks the brain, the heart, and then works on breaking down the immune system. It was designed for this purpose. The key factor is getting the kidneys to filter and the lymph system moving to flush out the poison of the spike protein and the ‘graphene oxide.’  This is vital. According to Dr. Robert Morse N.D. “as we are living in a wild wilderness of acidosis and lymphatic stagnation,  none of the vaccines are safe.” JUST IN – The latest from ‘Epoch Times – Health division is an article which tells how to detox after the vaccine. IT IS A MUST READ. I could not do it justice in a separate blog. Click on the following  link:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/world-council-for-health-reveals-spike-protein-detox_4304171.html?utm_source=healthnoe&utm_campaign=health

Read it and SHARE. This information is what the mass population needs to know. It is all about renewing, preserving and maintaining a healthy immune system.

TIPS CONTINUED-

  • SPROUTING: Grow your own medicine by SPROUTING. According to Natural News – sprouts have been documented to activate nervous system stem cells, by way of the Sulforaphane molecule, to regrow nerve tissue and repair damaged nerves and brains. You can eat sprouts, use them in salads, blend them into smoothies, drop them into soups or whatever you want to do. To get started – You Tube has many videos.
  • HONEY is appreciated the world over as one of Nature’s most delicious foods, but did you know it may have potent anti-flu activity as well? It is known to suppress coughs and sore throats. I mix it in an 8 – 12 oz. bottle, using 4 oz. honey, 4 oz. Organic Apple cider vinegar, and 1 minced garlic clove. It can be taken 1 tablespoon at a time as often as needed when you get a cough or feel a cold coming on. Or, you can put 1 Tbsp into an 8 oz. glass of water and sip it throughout the day.
  • GRAPES – did you know grapes are high in several important nutrients. Just 1 cup (151 grams) of red or green grapes provides: Calories: 104, Carbs: 27 grams, Protein: 1 gram, Fat: 0.2 grams, Fiber: 1.4 grams, Copper: 21% of the daily value (DV), Vitamin K: 18% of the DV, Thiamine (vitamin B1): 9% of the DV, Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 8% of the DV, Vitamin B6: 8% of the DV, Potassium: 6% of the DV, Vitamin C: 5% of the DV, Manganese: 5% of the DV, and Vitamin E: 2% of the DV. Copper is an essential mineral involved in energy production, while vitamin K is vital for blood clotting and healthy bones. I prefer black grapes as they are, in my opinion, more nutrient.

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There will be more TIPS coming in the future – but for now I feel I have shared enough to keep you busy and hopefully encourage you to do your own research.

GOD BLESS!

 

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