Cleanse Your Colon

Cleanse Your Colon

Cleanse Your Colon

The goal of colon cleansing is to remove waste, toxicity, and congestion from the bowel. One of the most frequent bowel problems that people experience in the U.S. is constipation. A constipated intestinal tract means the transition time of toxic wastes is slow. The longer the transit time, the longer the toxic waste matter sits in the bowel where it can putrefy, ferment and get reabsorbed. The longer your body is exposed to putrefying food in your intestines, the greater the risk of developing disease. Even with one bowel movement per day, you will still have one or two other meals worth of waste matter sitting in your colon at all times. Disease often begins with a toxic bowel. Those having fewer bowel movements are creating a fertile breeding ground for parasites, yeast like Candida albicans and other unfavorable bacteria. Infrequent or poor quality bowel movements over an extended period of time may be hazardous to your health.

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Lymphatic Cancer & Lymph Node Detox

Lymphatic Cancer & Lymph Node Detox

Lymphatic Cancer & Lymph Node Detox

Cancers that occur in the lymphatic system are known as lymphomas and they are on the rise. “The body’s lymphatic system contains a fluid that picks up bacteria and traps them in nodes, where white blood cells attack the invaders. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas, which are the most common form of the disease, have increased by more than 70% in the past 40 years, according to experts. It has been speculated that certain carcinogenic chemicals might be the cause. In the last 20 to 30 years we have seen a drastic increase in the problem.” (1) Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are the 10th most common cancer among women and seventh in men.

“Weight loss, sweating, fever, and enlargement of lymph glands are symptoms of both non-Hodgkins lymphoma and Aids,” said Dr. Omran Bedir Gatee, an endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disorders consultant at Burjeel Hospital. (1)

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fall = Pumpkins, Gourds and SQUASH!

Happy Fall! It’s time for those delicious squash to make their way onto your plate. They are rich in beta carotene—a big cancer fighter. I hope you enjoy my stuffed acorn squash recipe.

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The Cinderella Cure

Cellulite to Cancer: The Cinderella Cure

Like Cinderella who had to clean up all the messes for her stepsisters, the lymphatic system must clean up messes made by nearly all other systems of the body.  The lymphatic system is usually regarded as the lesser sibling to the circulatory system, at least in this country, but not the Far East and Europe.

It’s actually crucial in your ability to heal and prevent disease. It’s a supportive detoxification system and works with the immune, digestion, and nervous systems.  Many holistic health care professionals believe a toxic lymphatic system is an underlying contributor to everything from cellulite to cancer. Indeed, cancer ofter metastasizes through the lymphatic system. This system has multiple purposes: two important functions include bathing cells with nutrients and carrying away waste.

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Improve Your Memory

Improve Your Memory

3 Juices To Improve Memory

How many times have you searched your “brain files” looking for that name or word, only to come up blank? You can change that. I know. No more frustrating blank brain moments. It’s time to drink your way to a better brain function.

Pomegranate juice

It’s the polyphenols in pomegranate juice that spark up your brain. They are neuroprotective. A 2013 study with 28 older adults who had memory challenges found that those who drank 8 ounces of pomegranate juice per day significantly improved markers of both verbal and visual memory. There is also evidence from animal studies that pomegranate juice can help Alzheimer’s disease.

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4 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer

4 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer

4 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer

My mother died of breast cancer when I was just six years old. It’s been my goal in life not only to prevent breast cancer myself but to help as many women as possible do the same. Following are three tips I consider very important in a woman’s lifestyle of prevention.

1. Thermography versus a mammogram.

Thermography is a breast cancer test that is used to detect cancer in women that have no symptoms. The beauty of this screening is that it records temperature changes on the surface of the skin. It uses an infrared thermal camera to take a picture of the areas of different temperature in the breasts. The camera displays these patterns as a sort of heat map.

The presence of a cancerous growth is associated with the excessive formation of blood vessels and inflammation in the breast tissue. These show up on the infrared image as areas with a higher skin temperature. Thermography does not compress the breast, is non-invasive and does not involve radiation. With a mammogram, the breast is compressed between two plates and an X-ray is taken. There are potential risks that include exposure to radiation which does have a small cancer risk. (1) On a personal note, I had thermography a couple years ago. I’d been having some burning sensations and some pain in my right breast. Thermography detected some “hot spots.” I got to work on prevention including taking two supplements my naturopath prescribed—DIM  and Healthy Cells Woman  I also included the other two suggestions in my lifestyle plan.

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3 Power Juices for Health

3 Power Juices for Health

3 Power Juices for Health

Kale

This mighty green cruciferous vegetable has been shown to lower your risk of getting cancer. It’s the Isothiocyanates that have been identified as having the most benefit. Kale also offers impressive support for detoxification. And it offers 45 different flavonoids that help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. All types of kale are good.

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