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A Few Excellent Benefits To Using Saffron For Weight Loss

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Spices & Herbs, Weight Loss | 0 comments

For any person who might be currently struggling on losing weight, they will be pleased to learn that saffron can actually help them with their weight loss efforts. This herb has further additional benefits, that can help the body with several functions, and thus help to get it back onto its proper metabolism level. However, before adding this new supplement into your daily diet, it will be essential to discuss this over with your health care provider. Health Benefits of Saffron The herb Saffron has long been used in many cooking dishes, however more recently it has taken hold as a new way to help with weight loss. While the herb can be very costly, it is also possible to get this in a supplemental pill form, for sometimes a fraction of the cost. Many supplements that have the...

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How to Store Fresh Cut Herbs

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

How to Store Fresh Cut Herbs On how many occasions have you purchased a fresh bunch of basil or rosemary for your recipe, just to find it brown and wilted inside your fridge in few days period? Although you are aware of the fact that cooking using fresh herbs could mean the difference between one bursting wth flavor and a mediocre meal, it is actually very frustrating to throw money off. What a waste. Few of these herbs may be quite pricey; & if you need more than a single type for a dish, you easily can throw down ten bucks on such flavorful stems alone. You can create a whole meal using that amount or you may treat yourself towards a nice brunch. There exist numerous ways you can better spend the money rather than on the 48...

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Goldenseal

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

Goldenseal was one of the first herbs (along with Echinacea) that I was introduced to when I was a young kid. My Mom educated herself throughout her adult life in the medicinal benefits of herbs, and I was truly blessed to be able to see the amazing benefits of herbs first hand. I’m not going to get into the drugs versus herbs debate, but I will say that each has it’s place. I personally have found that more often than not, herbs are all that I needed to get the job done. Benefits • Goldenseal may help boost white blood cells, which helps the body build up the immune system and fight against infections. •  A 2002 study done at the University of Illinois to see whether Goldenseal was effective in oral hygiene products. The study did show that Goldenseal contains antimicrobial alkaloids active...

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Cumin

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

Cumin is a Mediterranean spice that was used by the Romans, Persians, Egyptians and the Greeks. Cumin was one of the most popular spices in the Middle Ages, known for it’s pungent and pepper-like taste. Check out the amazing health benefits of Cumin and have fun incorporating it into your recipes. Benefits • Cumin is high in Iron, which helps transport oxygen from the lungs to all cells in the body. Iron also helps with the metabolism and energy production. • Cumin extract reduced triglycerides, total cholesterol, and pancreatic inflammatory markers, according to a study done in 2002. • Cumin increases the body’s ability to fight infections, since it is high in vitamins A and C. • Anti-Cancer properties have been found in Cumin. • Cumin has high concentrations of antioxidants, which is an anti-aging nutrient. Antioxidants help protect against diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease,...

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Dandelion

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

Who ever knew that such a common herb, known as a weed to most, would have so many health benefits and healing properties?! Just because something is considered common, doesn’t mean we should dismiss it as something we don’t want or need. In Chinese herbal medicine, the dandelion is listed as one of the top 6 herbs. Dandelions are also ranked in the top four green vegetables in overall nutritional value (USDA Bulletin #8). There as a man by the name of Robert Stickle that was diagnosed with having a malignant melanoma. Surgery was unsuccessful, and he was given only two years left to live. In June 1986, he wrote the following letter to the president of the Society for the Promotion of Dandelions: ” I went on a search for the answer to my mortal problem, and [discovered]...

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Medicine of the Future

Posted by on May 14, 2011 in Natural Solutions, Skinny Tips & Quotes, Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered what the Doctor of the future is going to be like? What about the future of medicine? Here’s what a very wise person had to say about it… The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. – Thomas Edison The more I think about it, the more I realize that the common medicine used today is not “Traditional” by any means. I urge you to study and understand the importance of natural medicine, the only “traditional” medicine that allows your body to heal without harmful side effects. The more I study nutrition, the more I realize that you can heal your body with herbs, spices, and the healthy whole foods you can...

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Turmeric

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Spices & Herbs | 2 comments

Turmeric is a spice that has been used in India for over 2500 years, and once you learn about some of the health benefits of Turmeric, you won’t be too surprised it’s been used for so long! Benefits • May increase metabolism and aide in fat loss or weight management • Naturally detoxifies the liver, which helps boost liver function • The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin. A study in 2009 showed that the combination of curcumin and vitamin D helped the immune system to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which is a substance that forms the brain plaque associated with Alzheimer’s disease. • Natural Antiseptic and Antibacterial agent. • A study done in 1992 has showed that Turmeric may be able to help reduce cholesterol level and fight atherosclerosis (which is when the artery wall thickens). •...

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Maca: Natural Solution to Infertility

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Pregnancy, Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

Are you or someone you know trying to get pregnant, but not seeing any results yet? If so, you need to know about Maca Root, which may help with any infertility concerns. What is Maca Root? Maca Root is a South American herb that is considered to be a powerful superfood. Maca is an adaptogenic herb, which means it aids in restoring the body’s normal homeostatic functions. Maca is used to increase energy, boost libido, increase stamina, stimulates blood circulation,  and even helps with hormonal balance in young women. Maca Root has been known to promote reproductive health in both men and women. How Maca helps with Fertility There’s no denying that Maca Root helps both men and women with fertility, which is why I might suggest that both spouses take Maca Root. Maca Root helps with increasing a man’s libido, regulating...

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Tarragon

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

If you haven’t tried this herb out, you are missing out! Tarragon is a popular herb in Europe and is commonly used as an herb for cooking and has a long history of medicinal uses. Benefits • High in vitamin A, calcium, iron, and manganese •Treats stomach cramps •Increases appetite to help treat anorexia •Helps aide digestion •You can chew tarragon leaves to stop hiccups •Helps reduce body oder •Can be used to help with insomnia (tea) Intake Dried – Used for culinary purposes and teas. Essential Oil – When tarragon is in an oil form, there is eugenol in the herb that has been used in dentistry as a local anesthetic and antiseptic for toothache complaints. Precautions Some people may have a slight risk of having an allergic reaction to tarragon. When tarragon is used as an essential oil, it...

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Cayenne Pepper

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Spices & Herbs | 0 comments

This amazing spice is usually known for its culinary purposes, but it also aides weight loss and has many medicinal benefits. Read on to see why Cayenne Pepper is one of the biggest health secrets you never knew about. Benefits •Increases the Metabolism • According to research done by Dr. John Christopher (natural herbalist), Cayenne Pepper can be used to stop a Heart Attack within 30 seconds of use, by drinking warm water with 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. • Lowers Blood Pressure •Kills cancer cells in the pancreas, prostate, and lungs. •Heals Stomach Ulcers •Boosts Circulation •Cleans arteries and lowers cholesterol •Contains antifungal properties Intake Powder – This is the most common form of Cayenne Pepper, and easily found in the spices isle. This is an easy way to add Cayenne Pepper to your meals. Dried Flakes – Another form...

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