Most Powerful Health Benefits of Ginger

gingerGreenMedInfo Research Group – Our modern world is a difficult place to maintain a healthful balance. Ginger is, hands down, one of the most broadly therapeutic and familiar plant allies available to us to prevent and even reverse a wide range of ailments, with the science supporting its safety and efficacy one of the most robust.

Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) is a powerful medicinal herb that has been used for centuries to keep mankind in balance. Rich in bioactive terpenes, ginger belongs to the same powerhouse plant family, Zingiberaceae, as turmeric and cardamom.

Ginger became prized by herbalists around the world during the days of the early spice trade, when it was first exported from India and Southern Asia into Europe.[1] Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda consider ginger to be warming to the system, thus stimulating to the “digestive fire.”

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Healing the Kidneys with Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

kidneysDr Mark Sircus – Sodium bicarbonate is not only an excellent agent for natural chemotherapy, bringing as it does higher O2 levels through increased alkalinity to the cells, it is also one of the most basic medicines we have for kidney disease.

New research by British scientists at the Royal London Hospital shows that sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.[1] Continue reading “Healing the Kidneys with Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)”

These facts may make you think twice about your sugar intake

sugarVineetha Reddy – If you believe that the only way sugar makes its way into your system is through desserts and drinks, you might want to think again. Sugar is literally everywhere! And no, I’m not kidding. From your favorite salad dressing to the so-called healthy low-fat yogurt, from canned fruits to sports drinks, everything has some amount of added sugar. When consumed in large quantities, these foods can cause serious harm and lead to many diseases.

No doubt, the natural form of sugar, present in the form of fructose and lactose in fruits and vegetables, is less harmful. It is the added sugar (for flavors and textures) that is your true enemy. We all end up consuming so many empty calories, which can be easily avoided. An average person intakes anywhere between 300 to 700 calories only from added sugars. Whoa! Continue reading “These facts may make you think twice about your sugar intake”

Obesity & Diabetes Soar In Mexican Town Where Coca-Cola Is Used As Drinking Water

Cola plantNiamh Harris – A Mexican town is running so low on water that the  locals are using Coca-cola as an alternative.

In the town, situated next to a Coca-Cola plant which is draining the local water supply, the sugary concoction is not only drunk but used in religious ceremonies and even as a currency.

Meanwhile obesity and diabetes is soaring among the local residents and Coca-cola accepts no responsibility for creating a public health crisis.

RT reports: Cristobal de las Casas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, has for years been caught between an inept local government and a multinational corporation which is draining its local water supply in a case of crony capitalism at its worst. Continue reading “Obesity & Diabetes Soar In Mexican Town Where Coca-Cola Is Used As Drinking Water”

3 Easy Salad Recipes To Help Control Diabetes

diabetesJoe Martino – Diabetes is one of the most rampant diseases of our time, and when you take a look at the average North American diet you begin to see why. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes. [1]

Sadly, diabetes rates are still rising steadily because we are not doing enough to adjust our diets, despite the wealth of nutritional information available to us. A study completed by the CDC & Research Triangle Institute concluded that, if recent trends in diabetes prevalence rates continue linearly over the next 50 years, future changes in the size and demographic characteristics of the U.S. population will lead to dramatic increases in the number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes. [2]

Finding The Right Foods

When you are diabetic, changes in diet are pretty well a must. Finding the right diet for some people can be a bit tricky, as we are often tempted by other foods or run out of creative ways to enjoy healthy meals. The truth is, the average person might look at something like a salad and think that it’s a healthy option for a diabetic given the low sugar content, yet many times we turn around and throw a sugar laden dressing on top of that salad, which entirely compromises our well-intentioned effort.

Below is a short list of salads which can be good for a diabetic diet. If you are adventurous and want to try an interesting fruit which can help treat diabetes, check out bitter melon. Research has shown some very promising things with this plant.

Spinach With Garlic Vinaigrette

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