Sayer Ji – Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease.
So valued were these in ancient times that they were worth their weight in gold, and entire civilizations either rose to great power or collapsed as a result of their relationship to them.
What is even more amazing is that many of these “plant allies” are found growing in our backyards, and often sitting there in our refrigerators and spice racks, neglected and under appreciated. In fact, many of us use these daily unaware that this is why we don’t get sick as often as those who do not incorporate them into their diet. Let’s look at a few examples…. Continue reading “Food-Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life”
Do you drink coffee every morning? If yes, the following recipe is definitely something you’ll want to try.
This coffee creamer will not only make your coffee healthier but it’ll also help boost your metabolism.
How to Make Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer
The ratios for this recipe can be adjusted to your taste. So, if you don’t like your coffee sweet, you cut back or skip the honey.
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon powder
1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
Instructions Continue reading “Add 2 Tbsp. Of This Coconut Oil Mixture To Your Morning Coffee To Burn Calories”
Jake Carney – Raw honey and coconut oil are two of the most powerful and popular healing foods around. Both have been used for centuries to treat common ailments, as well to support the health and beauty of one’s hair and skin.
When combined, these two superfoods are even more powerful than they are on their own. Add this duo to your health and beauty routine in the following 5 ways:
1. As a conditioning hair mask
Experiencing damaged or dry hair? Give this super easy, super conditioning hair mask a try to replenish moisture and increase softness and shine.
1 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
1 tbsp. raw honey
Simply mix the oil and honey together in a small bowl, and then apply to wet or dry hair, focusing on the most damaged, dry areas. Leave it in for up to an hour and then wash and condition your hair using your normal routine.
2. “CocoHoney” cough syrup
Continue reading “Raw Honey and Coconut Oil: 5 Fantastic Uses of This Superfood Duo”
Sayer Ji – A fascinating article published on TechTimes online titled, “Ants Treat Their Own Fungal Infections With Natural Medicine,” illustrates how universal the use of natural substances to maintain health is across the animal kingdom.
Researchers discovered that ants infected with a deadly fungus will ingest a naturally occurring — albeit pro-oxidative — molecule known as hydrogen peroxide when offered in combination with honey, presumably in order to medicate themselves:
“Scientists studying an ant species called Formica fusca offered the insects a choice between a pure honey solution and a honey solution spiked with toxic hydrogen peroxide. They found that ants afflicted by a fungal infection tended to opt for the hydrogen peroxide solution, whereas healthy ants were more likely to avoid it. This shift in preference suggests that the ants recognize that hydrogen peroxide helps fight off fungal infections and that its noxious effects become worth the risk when an ant falls ill.”
Furthermore, the infected ants who consumed hydrogen peroxide spiked honey had a significantly lower mortality rate (45%) versus the ants who consumed pure honey (65%). On the other hand, healthy ants fed pure hydrogen peroxide saw a 20% mortality rate, revealing that out of the context of infection where hydrogen peroxide is beneficial unnecessary “treatment” can have adverse health effects.
The researchers also noted that the ants were capable of properly dosing themselves:
When offered a solution that had only a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide, infected ants typically chose to eat equal amounts of the toxic food and the pure food. Offering a stronger hydrogen peroxide solution caused the infected ants to change the balance, eating only half as much of the toxic solution as they did of the pure solution.
It should also be noted that all honey naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, which is known to contribute to its antimicrobial properties. Continue reading “Even Ants Use Natural Medicine Because It Works”
Arjun Walia – Pesticides, which are sprayed in the amounts of billions of pounds per year, have been making a lot of noise lately. This is because multiple published studies, and hundreds of scientists all over the world have identified (without a doubt) them as a catalyst for multiple major human health ailments, including cancer, Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few. They’ve also been reported to have disastrous environmental consequences, but it doesn’t stop there.
Another major concern regarding pesticides is the sudden loss of bees that the planet has been experiencing for the past few years. It’s quite concerning, which has scientists scrambling to figure out what’s going on, and it seems they’ve found it.
A new study, published in the July 23rd issue of the Journal of Environmental Chemistry states that:
“Data from this study clearly demonstrates the ubiquity of neonicotinoids in pollen and honey samples that bees are exposed to during the season when they are actively foraging across Massachusetts. Levels of neonicotinoids that we found in this study fall into ranges that could lead to detrimental health effects in bees, including CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder)” – Alex Chensheng, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study. (source)
The researchers analyzed 219 pollen and 53 honey samples from 62 hives, from 10 out of the 14 counties in Massachusetts. They found neonicotinoids in pollen and honey for each month collected, in each location — suggesting that bees are at risk of neonicotinoid exposure any time they are foraging. Continue reading “Harvard Study Measures Pesticide Accumulation In Bee Hive Honey: Alarming Results”