Category Archives: Superfoods

Eggs are brain food: Study shows eggs improve infant brain development

Natural News
8 January 2018
Ralph Flores

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(Natural News) It turns out, eggs aren’t just good for you, it can also be good for babies too, according to researchers from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. In the study, they discovered that introducing eggs to newborn children starting at six months resulted in higher blood centralizations of choline and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), as well as other biomarkers in choline pathways.

The study, Eggs Early in Complementary Feeding Increase Choline Pathway Biomarkers and DHA: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Ecuador, was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Lead author Lora Iannotti of Brown School explained: “Eggs have been consumed throughout human history, but the full potential of this nutritionally complete food has yet to be recognized in many resource-poor settings around the world.”

Choline is a known essential nutrient. It functions in a variety of roles, ranging from cell structure to learning, and has been shown to help fend off liver disease, atherosclerosis, and potential neurological disorders. However, most people do not even meet the required intake of choline, despite its importance in the human body. Egg yolks are known to be the primary source of choline. DHA, on the other hand, is an omega-3 fatty acid that has been correlated with healthy aging and infant development, particularly with immune and neuronal functions. A deficiency in DHA later in life can increase the risk of coronary disease and cognitive degeneration. Aside from eggs, other sources of DHA are fish and fish oil products.

“Like milk or seeds, eggs are designed to support the early growth and development of an organism and are, therefore, dense in nutrient content,” according to Iannotti. “Eggs provide essential fatty acids, proteins, choline, vitamins A and B12, selenium and other critical nutrients at levels above or comparable to those found in other animal food products, but they are relatively more affordable.”

According to the study, eggs provide nutrients in a “food matrix” which enhances its absorption and digestion.

In 2015, a randomized, controlled trial was made by the team in Ecuador in 2015. Children aged six to nine months were randomly assigned to be fed with one egg every day for half a year. A control group was also selected and were not provided with eggs.

Earlier papers from the study demonstrated that early introduction of eggs in the diet enhanced linear growth and reduced instances of stunted growth among babies who were given eggs starting at six months.

Other benefits of eating eggs

Aside from choline, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods available. A single hard-boiled egg contains vitamins A, B2, B5, and B12, as well as folate, phosphorus, and selenium. These are also known to raise High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), the “good” cholesterol that decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. Studies have also shown that adequate consumption of eggs can prevent the likelihood of cataracts and macular degeneration, thanks to the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin found in egg yolks.

Eggs are also high in animal protein and contain essential amino acids that our bodies need. This is particularly true for free-range eggs, which contain a significantly higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids. These reduce the level of triglycerides in the body, which is a known risk factor for heart disease. (Related: Why Organic Eggs are a Nutritious Superfood.)

Learn more about the nutritional benefits of eggs and other superfoods by visiting SuperFoods.news today.

 

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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.

Newly Discovered Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Date: 5 June 2015
Author: Meghan Telpner

Vitamin C is one of those vitamins that everyone seems to know about. Anyone, for instance, who is about to come down with the flu or a cold or is actually sick is advised to “get lots of Vitamin C” due to the positive effect it can have on the immune system. And the good news is that there are plenty of ways to get Vitamin C naturally – that is, through the diet. Vitamin C is found in a whole range of fruits and vegetables, including citrus fruits, strawberries, papayas, bell peppers, kale, broccoli and tomatoes. And what’s even better is that research is finding that Vitamin C has many more benefits than just as an immune system booster. Continue reading Newly Discovered Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Mother beats cancer with JUICING after told she only had two weeks to live

Source:Natural News
Date: 17 February 2016
Author: Harold Shaw

(NaturalNews) When you become a parent, life changes a lot. Suddenly, you’re responsible for another life and you realize that you can’t afford to do a lot of things that you used to. Obviously, there are pros and cons, but one constant is that every parent feels a burning need to be there for their daughter or son. Particularly while the child is young, it falls on the mother and father to help their offspring understand this world and how to get by in it. Continue reading Mother beats cancer with JUICING after told she only had two weeks to live

Nursery teacher given just two weeks to live claims JUICING is helping her to beat cancer 18 months later

Source:Daily Mail
Date: 8 February 2016
Author: Madlen Davies for MailOnline

Stevia is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent

Source:Natural News
Date: 16 March 2015
Author Dr. David Jockers

(NaturalNews) The native Indian tribe in Paraguay calls stevia “Kaa he-he” which means “sweet herb”. The This local herb is believed to have been used for centuries by locals as a sweetener and for medicinal treatments. Stevia has been shown to not only contain a great flavor but also be a natural anti-hyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer agent.

The Japanese were the first to purify stevia extract in the 1970s and have since used stevia in many of their fermented foods. Stevia is now cultivated in several countries including the United States, China, Brazil and Mexico. It may be purchased in liquid, powder or tablet form and is found in both food and dental hygiene products. Continue reading Stevia is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent

World’s oldest creature living healthy life at 183 years old thanks to nutritious diet

Source: Natural News
Date: 17 January 2016
Author: Jennifer Lea Reynolds

(NaturalNews) Parts of his body are very weathered-looking, and he gets around extremely slowly, but after all, we’re talking about a 183-year-old. His name is Jonathan, and he’s been through a lot in life, including a serious this-could-be-the-end health scare after he lost his eyesight and ability to smell. But Jonathan, who happens to be a giant tortoise living on the south Atlantic island known as St. Helena, is still going strong.(1) Continue reading World’s oldest creature living healthy life at 183 years old thanks to nutritious diet

Cannabis oil cures man’s cancer after he was given 18 months to live: why real cancer cures are always outlawed

Source:Natural News
Date: 1 September 2015
Author: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) A 33-year-old father from the U.K. is completely cancer-free, but not because of chemotherapy or radiation. David Hibbitt’s doctors diagnosed him with a “terminal” case of bowel cancer that they said would kill him within 18 months, but he successfully eliminated this cancer on his own by taking therapeutic doses of cannabis oil at a cost of about $75 per month.

Initially opting for chemotherapy, radiation and surgery — and watching this all fail — Hibbitt decided to take control of his own health by researching his condition online. When he came upon information outlining cannabis oil as a viable treatment alternative, he decided to give it a go with amazing results.

According to the Daily Mail Online, Hibbitt went the cannabis route as a last-ditch effort when all else failed, and it turned out to be the best decision he could have made. As of January, medical scans show that Hibbitt is completely cancer-free, all thanks to the concentrated cannabis oil that he took from small vials provided by a local dealer. Continue reading Cannabis oil cures man’s cancer after he was given 18 months to live: why real cancer cures are always outlawed

7 Collective Use Of Baking Soda Daily as a Medicine

Source:Natural News
Date: 5 August 2015
Author: Prof. Hesin

What Is Baking Soda?

Baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, is a natural substance that helps regulate pH. This regulation keeps a substance from becoming too acidic or too alkaline, which is important in maintaining health.

Baking soda is a terrific home remedy that can do everything from relieving the sting of bugs to being a super detox agent. Baking soda rates right up there with hydrogen peroxide as one of the safest, most effective, and most inexpensive health tools around. Baking soda has many long-time uses, and still works today on many health and beauty tasks.

7 Collective Uses Of Baking Soda Daily as Medicine

Heartburn and Indigestion

Cost-effective way to relieve heartburn and indigestion is to stir half a teaspoon of baking soda into half a cup of water and drink it an hour or two after meals. Continue reading 7 Collective Use Of Baking Soda Daily as a Medicine

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From Vinny Eastwood

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From Paula:

“TO MY GOVERNMENT FUNDED DRUG DEALER”

My body is sore, my brain is blurry
I am not strong, my words are slurry

My ankles hurt, and they are all swollen
My freedom and health is what you have stolen

Your drugs will kill me, I will suffer in pain
What happens then? What will you gain?

You offer me addiction, deterioration and death
But will you listen to my kids once I take my last breath?

You see me cry, you see me beg
You promise me healthcare and then you renege

Gabapentin, Oxynorm, lorazopam and more
You are my drug dealer, you’ll give me my next score

But what if your poisons are not what I choose?
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I have what I need to keep me in good health.
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Will you look after my small children when I am no longer here?

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