17 Healing Foods: Basil, Berries & Beyond

Basil especially fresh basil lowers blood pressure and is an anti-inflammatory which eases rheumatism.

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Blackberries ease upset stomachs, slow diarrhea, relieve joint inflammation, heal bleeding gums and strengthen the immune system.

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Black peppercorn prevents colds, retards breast cancer, reduces inflammation and slows tumor growth.

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Cranberries ease inflammation, assist with kidney function, help with the prevention of e coli and staff infection.  Sweeten with Stevia and not sugar as Stevia helps control blood sugar.

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Dandelions cut the blossoms, bread and fry in sesame oil like in the deep south or snip in salads. The greens are good also. They provide vitamins A, B, C & D. They aide with eye health, liver and kidney function, fluid retention, nasal inflammation, blood sugar levels and diarrhea.

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Garlic fresh minced or otherwise. Chopped fights inflammation, improves the immune function and is an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It improves heart health, circulation and breaks down lipids. Garlic also lowers blood pressure and is a cancer blocker.

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Ginger root lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, reduces flatulence, eases rheumatism, diarrhea and joint inflammation.

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Green Peas especially raw in salads provide vitamins A, C & K, manganese, fiber, thiamine and folate (a salt or ester of folic acid.)

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Kale may be eaten blossoms and all. Kale provides calcium, iron, vitamins C & K and high fiber.

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Marjoram fresh flowers, leaves, stems and all snipped or powdered aides with heart health, brain health, blood pressure and is a vasodilator (blood vessel opener.)

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Okra besides using just the okra pod also chop the blossoms in salads. Okra may be eaten raw. Okra provides high fiber, potassium, vitamins B & C, folic acid and calcium.

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Radish blossoms and all are great in salads and provide vitamins A B6, C, E & K, copper, chromium, potassium, zinc and high fiber.

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Raspberry reduces nasal inflammation and nausea.

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Spirulina is an underwater algae which improves the immune system.

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Stevia relieves diabetes, flatulence and high blood pressure.

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Thyme reduces fat content in cells (brain, heart & kidney) and provides vitamin A & C, iron, manganese and copper. It improves heart health and prevents premature aging. Thyme oil rubbed into a clean scalp reduces hair loss.

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Turmeric fights infection, reduces inflammation, blocks cancer, Alzheimer’s and arthritis pain. It strengthens the heart and is a diabetes type II preventing agent.

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Natural antibiotics include apple cider vinegar, raw hot peppers , raw garlic, raw onion, Spirulina, fresh ginger and ginger root.

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https://www.aging.com/elderly-nutrition-101-10-foods-to-keep-you-healthy/

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/fruits-vegetables-provide-nutrients-8895.html

 

 

 

The Dr.’s In The Kitchen From Apples to Vinegar & In Between

WHATS’ IN YOUR KITCHEN?

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APPLES

Apples in all forms but especially raw regulate the bowels.

AVOCADO

Good because it is rich in potassium

BANANAS

Regulate blood pressure because they are loaded with potassium.

BLACK PEPPER

Black pepper is a medicinal spice. It must be used as directed. Excess or overuse can cause a burning effect. Used properly it is phenomenally healthy.

Black pepper is an antioxidant curbing free radicals. It is an anti-inflammatory agent. The potassium content in black pepper lowers blood pressure. It is an antibacterial. Ground and used sparingly as a face rub (not scrub) black pepper exfoliates and removes dead skin and reduces acne. Because of its antibacterial qualities it aids digestion, reduces bad breath & flatulence (gas) and prevents some gastronomical disease also relieving colic, constipation and diarrhea. Its piperine content acts as a mild laxative. Piperine definition; noun. a crystalline insoluble alkaloid that is the active ingredient of pepper, used as a flavoring and as an insecticide. The vitamin C content in black pepper works as an antibiotic fighting tooth decay and diminishing cold symptoms such as coughing and other respiratory disorders. Its combined properties ease congestion, cleanse the intestinal tract, stimulates urination and sweating, removes uric acid from the blood and aids the production and distribution of skin pigmentation.

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Black pepper intake improves skin & hair. It has been responsible for slowing cancer progression and is proven to slow the development of skin cancer brought on by exposure to UV radiation. Other benefits include slowing premature aging, boosting metabolism and burning calories especially reducing belly fat.

Black pepper essential oil provides a warming effect improving circulation and relieving the pain symptoms from arthritis, rheumatism and gout.

Black pepper contains: Choline ( 1 of the 8 main B complex group), folic acid (Folate B9), niacin B3, Pyridoxine B6, riboflavin (B2), thiamine B1, carotene, Vitamins A-C-K-E, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and contains zero cholesterol.

A great salad dressing contains ¼ cup olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp stevia.

CHERRIES

This tasty fruit lessens arthritis pain

CINNAMON

Eases arthritis pain and lower cholesterol for heart health.

CRANBERRY JUICE & SAUCE

Both lower cholesterol.

COFFEE Dark Roast

Has been discovered to provide brain health.

EGGS

Eating eggs aids in the prevention of Alzheimer disease and stroke. Eggs also deplete artery plaque besides providing beneficial amounts of protein and amino acid. Eggs are rich in needed nutrients. Eggs contain vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B12, D, E and K. Eggs also provide calcium, choline (which builds cell membranes), copper folate, iron, potassium selenium and zinc.

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Eggs increase high-density lipoproteins (HDL) the good cholesterol and antioxidants that benefit eye health.

FLOUR

Made into a paste stops bleeding. It sets up like a cast

GARLIC

Regulates blood pressure, fights dementia, strengthens bones and lessens belly fat.

GINGER

controls inflammation and lessens joint & muscle pain. Add ginger to food & tea

GRAPES, RED

fight Alzheimer & dementia

GREEN TEA preferably fresh brewed

creates bone density, heart health, eases allergic reactions and is thought to be an anti cancer aid.

LEMON

Slices or juice rubbed on age spots lighten & reduce them

OLIVE OIL

eases arthritis pain & fights heart disease

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ORANGES & JUICE

Besides being a good source of vitamin C prevents macular (eye) degeneration.

PEPPERMINT

Eases stomach disturbance & gas symptoms.

TUNA

Tuna improves eye sight & lessens inflammation.

VINEGAR

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As far back as Hippocrates vinegar in water with honey was used to treat the symptoms of the common cold. One of today’s popular recipes is 1 tbsp of vinegar in 8 oz water with 2 tbsp of honey and an option of 1 tbsp lemon juice served hot or on ice. The Probiotics and alkaline content in vinegar reduce the symptoms of the common cold and allergic sinus conditions diminishing mucous and congestion. The alkaline content kills viruses. During a cold or sinus allergy attack drink 16 ounces of the water, vinegar and honey mixture daily. Vinegar is an antibacterial. As a medicinal option vinegar regulates blood sugar by using the anticlerical action of the acetic acid it contains. It lessons the possibility of the development of pre-diabetic conditions.

Vinegar’s acetic acid lowers blood pressure by eliminating cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides aiding in the prevention of coronary artery disease (the thickening, hardening and narrowing of arteries) which leads to heart attacks. Vinegar is an anti-oxidant. The enzymes in vinegar’s acetic acid detoxifies and stimulates the liver altering the glycolysis procedure and allowing proper functioning and lymphatic drainage by binding together with toxic materials. The acetic acid and Probiotics in vinegar aids in digestion by the break down and utilization of starches, nutrients and vitamins. It actually improves the natural Probiotic and HDL content in the stomach and intestinal tract.

The alkaline enzymes and Probiotics in vinegar balance the bodies acid-base levels (PH) which needs to lean toward the alkaline at 7.35% to 7.45%. Proper PH levels eliminates acid reflux. The acetic acid in vinegar kills candida which is a fungal yeast which often appears as an infection on the skin and mucous membranes like the mouth, throat, vagina and the quick under the nails. Candida can cause bad breath, sugar cravings and fatigue.

Vinegar has prevented DNA mutation and is thought to be a cancer preventative. The manganese in vinegar provides good bone structure restricting osteoporosis. The combined components in vinegar strengthen metabolic activity providing energy. 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar should be ingested in a diluted form daily for optimal benefits to be obtained. 3 tbsp of vinegar in 16 oz of warm water used as a final hair rinse, corrects the PH balance, exfoliates dead skin and prevents dandruff. Its compounds kill bacterial pathogens, viruses and other contaminants. Leaving it in helps long hair to stay untangled.

Do not drink straight vinegar. It is too strong undiluted. It may be used directly on greens such as spinach and others in moderation ( 1 tbsp or less per serving.) With water, olive oil and seasonings it makes a wonderful green salad dressing.

Do not put vinegar directly on skin or hair. It is too strong undiluted. Do not use straight undiluted vinegar as a mouth wash. It will damage, even remove the enamel from teeth.

Remember vitamin deficiency causes pain, muscle weakness & osteoarthritis.

Works Cited:

http://ethnogardens.com/21-amazing-benefits-of-black-pepper-for-skin-hair-ahttps://simplyhealth.io/21-benefits-apple-cider-vinegar/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-health-benefits-of-eggs#section11

 

Easing Senior Arthritic Pain

Arthritic joint and muscle pain is often caused by a substance called fibrin. Fibrin is defined in the Biochemistry dictionary as an insoluble protein formed from fibrinogen during the clotting of blood. It forms a fibrous mesh that impedes the flow of blood. Fibrin creates long tough strands of insoluble protein that bind to platelets. These strands bind around joints and are found on and surrounding the joints of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

The normal human body produces proteolytic enzymes which destroy fibrin. As the body ages the ability to produce these enzymes lessens. It becomes noticeable in the mid 20’s and worsens from there on. The exact age varies from person to person, however by 50’s – 70’s it takes ingestion of proteolytic enzymes to maintain an ample supply to destroy fibrin and eliminate its ability to create pain.

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Certain foods destroy proteolytic enzymes and should be seriously considered in the diet of an arthritis pain sufferer. One of these problem causers is gluten. Gluten is a protein source found in wheat, barely and rye.   All forms of wheat contain gluten. Some other everyday foods contain gluten examples are pasta and beer.

Another culprit that should be limited and or avoided is processed food. Processed foods contain added salt, sugars and unhealthy fats. A 2016 research study showed that processed foods contribute almost 60% of calories and 90% of excess sugar in the American diet. Pizza, french fries, peanut butter and many cereals are examples of processed foods.

Blackened foods are another killer of proteolytic enzymes. The summer grill provides wonderful flavor however, if the pain outweighs the taste consume in moderation.

Alcohol is a major destroyer of this vital enzyme. Many people consume 7 or more alcoholic beverages daily. 1 or 2 is enough to add to arthritic pain.alcohol

White sugar and its imitators create great damage. Hard to avoid? Maybe, but definitely worth the effort if pain is severe.

To add new proteolytic enzymes to your body eat raw fruits & vegetables as often as possible. Salads are wonderful choices. In the summer months consume fresh fruits and vegetables while the supplies last. Bromelain found in pineapple  and pa-pain found in papaya are full of proteolytic enzymes. 

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Year round sources of proteolytic enzymes include asparagus, unpeeled apples, figs and both black and green tea. All are wise choices containing rutin. Rutin is a prime replenisher of necessary enzymes to reduce pain. Citric bioflavonoids are also high in Proteolytic enzymes and found in all citrus fruits.

Turmeric containing curcumin is an especially important source of proteolytic enzymes. Learn to use it like it was salt. Put it in vegetables, soups, salad dressings, Mexican dishes. Adding it to chicken broth and egg yolks (deviled eggs) creates a deep rich yellow color.

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Ginger is a great choice. Ginger root tea hot or cold is a good refresher and supplier of proteolytic enzymes. Recipe: Boil 4 cups of water add ginger root ( cut a 2 inch piece, peel & grate), slice 1 lemon peel and all. Add grated ginger and lemon to water. Steep 5 minutes. Strain and add honey to taste. Serve hot or chill. Ginger is also a good taste enhancer in many food creations including oriental and many sauces, glazes and marinades

With just a little effort you can reduce the pain caused by inflammation and bone reduction brought on by fibrinogen right in your own kitchen.

Works Cited:

https://securessl.naturalhealthreports.net/products/136/5-worst-foods-for-arthritis-and-joint-pain?utm_type=paid&utm_source=Google&utm

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/processed-