Friday, February 19, 2016

Unhealthy Eating Choices Are Killing People by The Millions!

Do I need to even ask, are unhealthy eating choices, killing people by the millions? You mean, just in North America alone? I don’t need to dredge up the latest stats to prove my point; we know, we have eyes and ears, and we have friends, family members and celebrities, as living examples of premature death, and mostly, from preventable diseases. Diseases based on poor food choices; poor food preparation and cooking methods; poor food sources; poor food production and growing methods; and of course, ‘manufactured’ foods with ‘questionable’ additives. I am sure there are many more; but, I believe you get my point! 

How we choose to eat and the foods we choose to eat is literally killing us!

Now, where can we go from here? It can’t all be that bad can it? It definitely can and will continue to kill people, until we individually decide to eat healthier, by making healthier lifestyle choices, and by creating healthier habits in our daily lives. ‘Habits’, being the key word; habits are easy to start, and once begun, they become difficult to break. So, start a healthy habit today, and keep it going! Healthy good habits allow you to live better and live longer. Now, who doesn’t want those two qualities in their lives, or want those for their friends and family? No One!

Then, why are we killing ourselves with ‘junk-foods’ and other dangerous food choices? Because, we’ve been brainwashed and conned into doing so; bamboozled and hoodwinked into thinking that whatever was printed was true; and that whatever came out of our TV sets was the Gospel truth. Nothing could be further from the truth!  We have been lied to about the quality of our foods! And the fact, that they were sourced or manufactured without consideration to their after-effects; you know, their disease causing tendencies! 

Knowing all this, we owe it to our health, to take immediate and decisive action in our lives. Just one good healthy food choice at every meal can help guide you to living a healthier and happier life; just one, that’s all you need to start; but, you must start somewhere!

Do you want to live longer? Do you want to live a healthy and happy life? Do you want to have boundless energy and stamina? Well, if you do, then start with just one small but important change. Find one healthy food, something natural, organic, perhaps even a superfood, and begin to incorporate it into your day-to-day eating routine. 

Make this one thing a good habit; make it something you enjoy and look forward to eating every day; make this new change the most important part of your life. For if you do, and keep it up; soon enough, you will find other healthy food choices that you can add to your daily eating habits. All it takes is just one step towards a known destination; it’s the first step that seems the hardest; but, once made, it becomes the greatest!

Are you ready to make that greatest step today?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Health Benefits of Turmeric

Factually speaking, the health benefits of turmeric could fill an encyclopedia; they are simply staggering, there is no other way to put it; and, it is by far the most powerful spice/herb on the planet. Its usage and benefits stretch back 5,000 years. And regarding its research, there have been over 7,000 scientific studies to date, that can confirm and attest to its many life-enhancing and even life-saving properties. Its consumption can greatly improve your health, across all ages, genders and varying medical health issues. To me, turmeric acts like a cure-all; albeit, with just a few, limited contraindications.

Most testimonials regarding the benefits of turmeric appear almost too good to be true; that being said, there are so many benefits, that it is considered a broad spectrum solution to whatever ails yah! Yet, a certain amount of caution needs to be addressed when taking turmeric in supplement form; and NOT, as a spice added to your food. According to the research, pregnant women, and users of heart various medications- thinners, and also those, that are taking other prescribed medications or even other supplements, need to be aware. Check out the possible ‘contraindications’ of your usage, before you begin taking turmeric supplements, in whatever form.

Now, that that’s out of the way, we can dive right into this amazing herb, its numerous properties, and the surprising long-term health benefits to be gained; all written of course, without too much exaggeration or hyperbole! :)

Organic and ‘metal-free’ turmeric in herb form, added to your foods, and used as a spice, is the most preferable way to ingest this miraculously healthy herb; additionally, to make it totally bio-available, use it in combination with organic pepper, as they work in tandem to magnify its benefits, mainly through their synergistic and multiplying effects. A few words of warning. Don’t buy turmeric, or any other spice for that matter, from your local supermarket or major discount store! Sold in packaged powdered form, these products are of poor quality, and are probably from a ‘questionable’ source; while, they are also most likely devoid of any true health benefits that real organic turmeric can give you.

The health benefits of using turmeric with your food or as a supplement are the following:

1.       Helps to prevent liver disease, and can help to heal liver disease.
2.       It can and has been proven to increase your mental powers, as well as being able to prevent the onslaught of dementia or Alzheimer’s.

3.       It has also been shown to aid in depression, as a mood enhancer; even better than using pharmaceutical medications. And, with NO side-effects, other than mentioned above.
4.       Improves digestion; it has been used in foods as a digest aid for thousands of years. It can also work wonders for people with bowel diseases.

5.       Many studies have also shown dramatic results with weight-loss and weight-management.
6.       Research has also demonstrated that it also works to lower bad cholesterol.
7.       Diabetes patients and sufferers have also shown great improvement and an impressive reduction in symptoms.

8.       People suffering from various forms of arthritis have also been greatly affected; their swelling and inflammations, including the pains, have been greatly curtailed.
9.       Not surprisingly, turmeric has also had much success with many eye related problems and diseases; glaucoma for example.

10.    Using turmeric as a weapon against cancer has also proven to be highly effective. It has been shown to help prevent prostate cancer, stop the growth of existing prostate cancer and even destroys cancer cells; numerous studies confirm this. Many researchers and scientists have also found that the active components in turmeric make it one of the best protectors against radiation-induced tumors. It is a preventive effect against tumor cells such as T-cell leukemia, colon carcinomas, and breast carcinomas; just to name a few!

Hopefully, this has helped educate you on the basics of using turmeric in your life and diet. It is one of the most beautiful herbs on the planet. Used wisely, the health benefits of turmeric are astronomical to your health and longevity.