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4 Crucial Reasons Why You Should Stay Away From A Whole Foods Diet.

imageAs the new year begins, people across America may be trying to adopt a cleaner, healthier way of eating as part of their health resolutions. Many will be doing this by increasing the quantity of whole, fresh, natural foods in their diet. But there may be a dark side to this “trend”.

Here a few reasons why a whole foods diet may not be great for your lifestyle.

1. Junk and processed foods will start to taste terrible.
You may enjoy them now, but once you clean your taste buds by exposing them frequently to pure, unadulterated foods that have no chemicals on them, you may find that junk foods taste too salty, too sweet, and like a poor imitation of the real thing. If you’re in a deep relationship with your comfort junk foods, you will want to stay far away from whole foods because you and junk food will not like each other very much anymore.

2. You will run out of excuses not to move your body and exercise regularly.
When you fuel your body with clean energy sources, you are probably going to find that you may lose some unwanted pounds without doing anything extra. This may sound good, but unfortunately it’s also going to make you want to get up off the couch, ignore your favorite tv show and go for a jog or to the gym. You’re going to have so much energy you won’t know what to do with it. Be warned.

3. You may have fewer days off from work.
Chances are high that when you’re eating a whole foods diet, your body will slowly and steadily regain its health. While this seems like a positive thing in theory, the reality is that you will no longer be able to call in sick to work on occasion, because you simply won’t be sick that often. If you enjoy taking (legitimate) sick days, definitely stay away from whole foods.

4. You will have to find new reading material.
We all love to spend time in the grocery store aisles, doing daily eye exercises and getting entertainment from reading those microscopically tiny, mile long ingredient lists on packaging. Once you switch to a whole foods diet, you will no longer have that luxury, because you will quit buying all this processed food and start enjoying homemade foods from scratch more. You may have to resort to reading actual books for stress relief.

If any of the above are concerning to you, please, do not even try adopting the whole foods lifestyle, or you may suddenly discover a healthier, more energetic you who enjoys the taste of real food!

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Cancer, Diabetes, Natural Cures
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Is This Herb More Powerful than Turmeric?

11547428_sTurmeric is one of the alternative health world’s favorite herbal remedies.

It’s great for combatting inflammation, has been showing to help with cardiac health, and has even been shown to help the brain operate at full capacity.

And that’s just a handful of its uses.

Now if you think Turmeric’s great, then wait until you find out about Neem.

Neem comes from Southeast Asia.

Neem is a tree, and according to the Ayurveda guide, it is known as a plant that “ keeps all diseases at bay” and as a “reliever of disease.

It’s been used by ancient societies for thousands of years, and is now being incorporated into the world of modern medicine by mainstream experts in medicine.

So what’s so great about Neem?

First you should know that almost all of the plant is good for therapeutic use. The roots, the bark, the leaves, gum, fruit, seeds, kernels, and even the oil of the seed have a wide range of uses.

Neem oil has been shown to have wonderful topical uses for conditions like dandruff, acne, and eczema.

It’s known to:

  • Relieve dry skin
  • Fights the bacteria that cause acne (propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and staphylococcus epidermidis)
  • Soothes itchy skin
  • Can be used to condition the hair and scalp
  • Fights Psoriasis
  • Promotes the growth of hair
  • Helps to heal dry patchy skin that results from Eczema

And more.

Neem oil is a healthy, and preferred alternative to many of the chemicals people use to treat the conditions just listed.

So what else is it good for?

While Neem could benefit from quite a few more  in-depth studies, it’s been traditionally used to help out with the following:

  • Enhances and stimulates the immune system
  • Helps to improve the liver’s detoxifying abilities
  • Has been used to treat ulcers
  • Works with the liver to detoxify your blood
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Increase the respiratory systems function
  • Can Improve digestive response
  • It’s been used to treat malaria
  • Has been used in the treatment of diabetes

Part of the reason Neem is so effective is because of the many unique properties this special plant possesses.

According to Disover Neem it’s

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-fungal
  • Blood-purifying
  • Spermicidal

It’s quite a comprehensive list, but it even has a load of scientific backing to help substantiate the claims.

Here’s a link from the National Library of Medicine to back up those claims.

The truth is the applications of Neem seem to be endless.

It’s used in toothpastes, as a form of birth control, and is even being used in the treatment of  “AIDS, cancer, malaria, diabetes, hepatitis, duodenal ulcers, kidney disorders, fungal infections, yeast infections, STDs, all kinds of skin disorders, periodontal disease, mononucleosis, blood disorders, heart diseases, nerve disorders, allergies… and the list goes on.”

The bottom line is anything with that many properties packed into one tiny little plant has got to be good for you.

And as one of the leading Scientific Medical Journals noted, it has no known adverse reactions (and that’s thousands of years of use being tested to confirm) so it’s certainly one of the best things you can add to your diet.

If you plan on getting Neem, one of the first things you need to do before using it is heal your gut.

If your gut isn’t “fixed” then you won’t be able to absorb Neem for all it’s worth.

CLICK HERE to Discover How 250 Million Americans Guts Are Being Ruined and See What You Can Do For the Quick Fix

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Diet, Digestion, Foods, Natural Cures
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Can Rotten Food Heal Your Upset Stomach?

15049370_sOne of the most under-diagnosed conditions in the United States is leaky gut.

Leaky gut, otherwise known as intestinal permeability, occurs when food and medicines ingested over the course of time begin to degrade the lining of the walls of the intestine.

What happens then is undigested food proteins are allowed to transfer into the bloodstream which results in both inflammatory responses as well as autoimmune responses. Leaky gut can ultimately result in the formation of autoimmune conditions and chronic disease which can severely reduce your quality of life.

Not to mention leaky gut is one of the main causes of upset stomach that millions of Americans deal with on a daily basis.

So how do you cure leaky gut.

Well, aside from eliminating the consumption of foods in the Standard American Diet (SAD), you can also include fermented foods in your diet.

So what is fermented food?

According to Katie of WellnessMama.com

Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves the food, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics.

Natural fermentation of foods has also been shown to preserve nutrients in food and break the food down to a more digestible form. This, along with the bevy of probiotics created during the fermentation process, could explain the link between consumption of fermented foods and improved digestion.

Cultures around the world have been eating fermented foods for years, from Sauerkraut in Germany to Kimchi in Korea and everywhere in between. Studies have even shown the link between probiotic rich foods and overall health (PDF). Sadly, with the advances in technology and food preparation, these time-honored traditional foods have been largely lost in our society.

As you noticed, Katie mentioned that fermented foods contain probiotics.

Probiotics are bacteria that help in the digestive process.

They also help to keep harmful bacteria in check.

As long as you there are more helpful bacteria in your gut than harmful ones, your health won’t be affected negatively.

As soon as the balance shifts in the direction of harmful bacteria that’s when leaky gut can set in.

And fermented foods contain billions upon billions of these probiotics.

That’s why if you manage to eliminate foods from the SAD diet (corn, soy, wheat, dairy, beans, GMOs) and add fermented foods (kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, pickles, kefir) you’ll find upset stomachs are soon a thing of the past.

The only thing you need to keep in mind is that while fermented foods contain a number of healthy bacteria, there are a few much needed strains they don’t have.

CLICK HERE to Learn More about Essential Probiotics You Need in Your Diet

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Immune System, Natural Cures
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Stubborn Cough? See Which Fruit Juice Is Proven to Be 500% More Effective than Cough Syrup

IMG_4445.JPGCold weather has descended quickly this year and with it, the usual nasty army of cough, flu and cold germs, sending masses to the pharmacy for over-the-counter and prescription drugs full of chemicals, artificial dyes and harmful side effects.

But did you know there is an all natural solution that has been proven to be 500% more effective than over-the-counter cough syrup? The surprising solution – pineapple juice.

In a 2010 study done in India, researchers found pineapple juice to be extremely helpful in dissolving mucus of the lungs in tuberculosis and soothe persistent cough. Patients put on a mixture of pineapple juice, raw honey, pepper and salt were found to recover 5 times quicker compared to using over-the-counter drugs.

Pineapples contain a good amount of bromelain, an enzyme that the body is able to absorb directly. Bromelain is known for lessening inflammation and helping relieve condition is like arthritis. It makes sense then that the high bromelain content in pineapple is effective against sinus and lung inflammation. In fact, bromelain is approved in Germany specifically for treating inflammation and swelling of the nose for patients who have just had sinus surgery. It also fights infections and kills bacteria.

In addition, just one cup of pure pineapple juice meets 50% of your daily recommended needs of vitamin C – another powerful nutrient that strengthens the immune system and helps you recover from respiratory infections.

Pineapple is also high in manganese, an important mineral that aids in calcium absorption as well as metabolizing fat and carbohydrates into energy. It also promotes healthy nerve function.

Instead of buying pasteurized pineapple juice with fewer nutrients in it, why not juice your own fresh pineapple or make a smoothie with it, or try this easy, quick pineapple juice cough remedy recipe:

1 cup of pineapple juice (preferably fresh)
1 tbsp honey
A dash of cayenne pepper
Pinch of salt
Small piece of ginger

Blend ingredients and enjoy 1/4 cup 3x a day, or just drink plain pineapple juice as much as you desire. Your cough will be gone in no time!

Also see: This plant food HARMS your metabolism & heart (caused heart attacks in New Zealand study)

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