Category Archives: Health

Stevia – A Natural Alternative For Your Metabolism

Source:Prevent Disease
Date: 29 September 2017
Author: Mae Chan

Stevia’s health benefits go beyond sugar reduction — it could also be a natural alternative for treating metabolic disorders, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, say researchers. If you’re determined to sweeten your foods and beverages, consider using this amazing natural herb.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the marketing of stevia as a food additive in 1987. However, stevia regained its status as a sweet, sustainable dietary ingredient in 1995. The sweetener has since soared in popularity, with a 58 percent boost in new products that contain stevia.

Publishing their findings in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medicinal Food, the Mexican researchers reviewed both in vitro and in vivo studies which looked at the beneficial effects reported for steviol compounds — aqueous and alcoholic stevia extracts — derived from the leaves, flowers and roots of the stevia plant.

These studies analysed the plant’s anti-obesity, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hypertensive and anti-hyperlipidemic effects, all of which make it interesting to tackle the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. This is characterised by factors such as abdominal obesity, inflammation and diabetes, that are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Fast facts on stevia

  • Stevia is primarily grown in Brazil, Paraguay, Japan, and China.
  • The natural sweetener tastes 200 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar.
  • Stevia can be classified as “zero-calorie,” because the calories per serving are so low.
  • It has shown potential health benefits as a healthful sugar alternative for people with diabetes.
  • Stevia and erythritol that have been approved for use in the United States (U.S.) and do not appear to pose any health risks when used in moderation.

While there are several chemically synthesized pharmaceuticals for treating these diseases, many of them have secondary undesirable effects such as lactic acidosis, metallic taste, and vitamin B12 deficiency, according to the reviewers from the from the Autonomous University of Yucatan.

“Therefore, there is a demand for new natural-based medicinal compounds [and] Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni [is] a potential source for these compounds,” they write, particularly due to its absence of toxicity and reputation as an edible plant worldwide.

Cardiovascular risk factors are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the number of people suffering diabetes alone rose from 30 million globally in 1995 to 347 million in 2014. By 2030 it predicts this number will rise to 366 million.

It also estimates that worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.

Currently, stevia is commercially cultivated to extract its sweeteners but it also contains other compounds, such as phytochemicals, that provide beneficial properties to health.

Theses include: diterpenes, labdabos, triterpenes, stigmasterol, tannins, ascorbic acid, alkaloids, steroids, saponins, flavonoids, b-carotene, chromium, cobalt, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, riboflavin, thiamine, tin, zinc, apigenin, austroinilina, avicularin, b-sitosterol, caffeic acid, campesterol, caryophyllene, centaureidin, chlorogenic acid, chlorophyll, kaempferol, luteolin and quercetin.

The authors identify three separates rat or mice studies in which orally administered stevia for a period of between three and nine weeks led to a weight reduction.

One 2015 study looking for sucrose replacement in beverages found that that satiety levels of SR, aspartame, and saccharose were similar among each other but stevia reduced the glucose and postprandial insulin levels, write the authors.

Other human and animal studies identified stevia as beneficial in lowering blood pressure. For instance, one study, hypertensive patients were given 250 mg of steviosides for one year. “Results indicate that their systolic and diastolic APs decreased after 3 months of starting the treatment without any negative effect on the biochemical parameters.”

The authors conclude that more research is needed to determine the diverse mechanisms of action of stevia-based treatments.

My Conclusion: For me I do use Stevia as a sugar alternative personally; rather than using artificial sweeter that is no where as healthy as sugar like Aspartame (951) and any other artificial sweeter.  Stevia is the best alternative for sugar that I know so far; and you also grow one and make your own Stevia Sweeter which I might to make my own Stevia Sweeter in the future. If you’re looking for sugar alternative Stevia might be the sweeter alternative for you.

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Forcing a Total, Saturated 5G Future… Without Safety Checks

Matthew Conclusion: I’m for better technology and faster internet connection. But going ahead with 5G without any safety checks no. Because EMF radiation have been proven some nasty health effect even only using any device connect to WiFi for a brief period of time.

Autistic boy able to speak just after 2 days of cannabis oil treatment

From realfarmacy.com At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two years—and survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking. “While he was in the hospital, we noticed he […]

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Bill Gates never allowed his children to own a cell phone until they turned 14

Source:Mirror UK
Date: 21 April 2017
Author:

Billionaire tech mogul Bill Gates reveals he banned his children from mobile phones until they turned 14

Wearing an £8 Casio watch during an interview with The Mirror, the Microsoft founder also says he limits his youngest’s screen time before she goes to bed

As you wrestle the tablets from your square-eyed kids for the 10th time today, it might be reassuring to hear the king of Silicon Valley shares your worries.

Bill Gates is the legendary founder of the world’s largest software firm, Microsoft – a company that made him the richest man in the world.

But even one of humanity’s greatest technological innovators still banned his kids from having mobiles until they were 14, forbids them at the dinner table and limits his youngest’s screen time before she goes to bed. Continue reading Bill Gates never allowed his children to own a cell phone until they turned 14

Superfoods That Give You the Most Bang for Your Buck

Source:Mercola
Date: 20 March 2017
Author: Dr. Mercola

Ideally, food is your “medicine.” It’s certainly one of the best preventive strategy I can think of, and getting more raw organic foods and healthy fats in your diet are key considerations.

However, while any type of whole food is better than none, some choices can give you more bang for your buck than others.1

For example, while lettuce is a staple in most people’s homes, even if they don’t eat a whole lot of vegetables in general, and many may even spend the extra money on organic lettuce, there are far more cost-effective ways to get higher quality nutrients into your diet.

Below are 17 of my personal favorites in no particular order, with some added cost-saving and nutrition-boosting tips thrown in along the way. Continue reading Superfoods That Give You the Most Bang for Your Buck

New Trump Initiative: Support Natural Health

Source:Infowars
Date: 15 December 2016
Author:

To Make America Great Again, We Need To Make America Healthy Again

PRNEWSWIRE – Americans spend over $1.5 trillion every year on health care. With insurance premiums and deductibles skyrocketing, the U.S. health care system remains among the worst in the world. In 2014, the Bloomberg index ranked America’s health care system #50 out of 55 countries. Continue reading New Trump Initiative: Support Natural Health

Medical Tyranny: Mom Treats Daughter with Marijuana, Loses Custody of Her 2 Kids

Main Source:Natural Society
Date: 8 November 2016
Author: Julie Fidler: Julie Fidler is a freelance writer, legal blogger, and the author of Adventures in Holy Matrimony: For Better or the Absolute Worst. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two ridiculously spoiled cats. She occasionally pontificates on her blog.

The girl was coming off of the highly dangerous anti-psychotic drug Risperdal

A Gooding, Idaho, mom lost custody of her children and is facing charges after treating her daughter’s seizures with marijuana butter.

Three-year-old Madyson began suffering seizures and hallucinations in early October after coming off of the prescription anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, which was being used to treat a history of seizures. Continue reading Medical Tyranny: Mom Treats Daughter with Marijuana, Loses Custody of Her 2 Kids

5 Artificial Sweeteners & Flavor Enhancers That Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Main Source:The Truth about Cancer
Date: 1 November 2016
Author: Dr. David Jockers DC, MS, CSCS

Due to our society’s love of sugar, scientists and manufacturers have been busy producing synthetic artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are designed to satisfy our taste for sugar without the added calories and dangerous effects of triglyceride formation and insulin response. Continue reading 5 Artificial Sweeteners & Flavor Enhancers That Increase Your Risk of Cancer

The Numbers on Plastic Bottles: What do Plastic Recycling Symbols Mean?

Main Source:Natural Society
Date: 6 February 2013
Author: Mike Barrett

Have you ever wondered what the numbers, or recycling symbols mean at the bottom of plastic bottles and containers? Did you know that, while the use of all plastics should be limited if at all possible, some are safer than others? It’s time to learn a little bit about the various plastics you use and drink/eat from every single day, and what impact they have not only on you, but also the environment. Continue reading The Numbers on Plastic Bottles: What do Plastic Recycling Symbols Mean?