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THE MASTER CLEANSE – Instructions

 THE MASTER CLEANSE – Instructions

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 THE MASTER CLEANSE – One of the best things you can do for your body mind and spirit. Here is the link to the complete instructions.

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It can be challenging to follow but well worth any discomfort. When you stick with the cleanse, your energy levels will skyrocket, Your whole body functions better. You will feel happier and sleep better.

Great to dissolve gallstones, detoxify the body and loose weight. Also reduces cravings to a huge degree.

I find that if I allow myself a bit of clear vegetable broth everyday for the first week, I am more successful in doing a 2 or 3 week cleanse.

Enjoy getting clean from the inside out and enjoy how great you feel at the end of the cleanse’

 

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101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home

 101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home
***REPOSTERS NOTE Thank you to Glamumous for compiling this excellent post. Thank You to everyone who shared their tips. Some of these tips are so ingenious and common sense. I have definitely picked up a few ideas that I will use. I hope the same holds true for you.***

101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home

I love to discover tips which make housework easier! From time-saving tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things, the Internet provides a wealth of information and advice.

In this post I’ve collected 101 visual tips from all over the web to help you save time and money in every room of your home.

The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!Via Food52.com
Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallowsVia Storage and Glee
Far cheaper than having coloured keys specially cut!Via The Chive
Install a regular coat rack low down the wall to store shoes safely of the floorVia Destination Unknown
Repurpose a cereal canister as a trash can for the carVia BHG.com
Deodorize sponges in the microwave. Soak in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice and put on fill power for one minute. Use tongs to remove as it will be hot!Via Shine
Use a magnetic strip to store bobby pins on inside of a cupboard.Via Superwoman
…Or store them in an empty Tic-Tac dispenser!Via One Frugal Chick
Clean cat litter trays quickly by lining with a garbage bag.Via DIY Tip of the Day
Use a Post-It note when drilling to catch the dustVia Lifehacker
Organize jewellery on a corkboard for easy viewing when deciding how to accessorize an outfitVia  Dee Gater
Repurpose an old picture frame as a serving trayVia Camp Granma
Boil orange peel and cloves to get rid of unpleasant smells in the kitchen.Via Heart of a Country Home
“File” clothes vertically in drawers so you can see your clothes at a glance.Via Chasing Cheerios
Fill an old box with skewers to make an all-purpose knife blockVia The Daily What
Hang onions in cut-up tights or old stockings to make them last for months!Via BuzzFeed
Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.Via A Journey to a Dream
Use a paper plate to prevent splatters when using an electric whisk.Via Cooking Club
Store cupcake and muffin cases in a mason jarVia Table for Two
Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.Via Bobbenblog Lite
Cover paint trays with aluminium foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze.Via OurHumbleAbowed
Place a layer of waxed paper on top of kitchen cupboards to prevent grease and dust from settling. Switch out every few months to keep them clean.Via In This Crazy Life
Flip a toaster on its side to make grill cheeseVia YesEmails
Easily draw out a splinter for easy removal by applying a paste of baking soda and water.Via Wikihow
Create a thrifty organiser for wrapping paper using cup hooks and painted dowel rods. This technique is also ideal for storing rolls of foil, kitchen roll and greaseproof paper on the inside of pantry doors.Via Woman’s Day
Water  straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.Via Instructables
Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven – it will help keep them upright.Via Better Recipes
Hang a bundle of chalk in the closet to keep everything fresh and dry. The chalk absorbs excess moisture –  a thrifty alternative to an electric dehumidifier!Via Martha Stewart
To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.Via My Fridge Food
Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.Via Delighted Momma
Tie a sprig of eucalyptus to your shower head. The steam will help infuse your bathroom with an invigorating fragrance.Via Apartment Therapy
Use bread tags to label power cords.Via Apartment Therapy
Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.Via Real Simple
WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!Via Real Simple
Use a tension rod and shower hooks to store saucepans inside a cupboard.Via DIY Home Sweet Home
Make a simple laundry bag using an old pillowcase and an embroidery hoop.Via Martha Stewart
Use a lint roller to clean the bottom of your handbagVia Real Simple
To get rid of the musty smell on old towels, wash using 1 cup of white vinegar on a hot cycle, then repeat with 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of sodaVia Pinterest Upload
Use a fork to press garlic when there isn’t a garlic crusher available.Via Real Simple
When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.Via Somewhat Simple
Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I’ve been doing it for years!)Via eHow
To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.Via Discount Queens
Use hairspray on the end of your sewing thread to help it slide through the eye of your needle.Via Real Simple
Sprinkle salt in the spaces between patio slabs and at the bottom of walls to get rid of pesky weeds(but be careful NOT to get salt near plants you want to keep as salt will kill them!)Via One Good Thing
Re-purpose an old CD spindle to make a pretty small cake/biscuit holder.Via All4Women
Clean patio stones with a solution of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water in  a spray bottle. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off (soiled areas may require a little scrubbing). Also helps get rid of weeds too!Via Thrift Culture Now
To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.Via Off the Wheaten Path
Use scrap paper to help hang an arrangement of picture frames easily. Cut templates for each frame,marking nail locations on the paper, then tack to the wall until you find the ideal arrangement. Then simply nail through the marks on the paper!Via Centsational Girl
Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations made by furniture on your carpets.Via North Carolina Charm
Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large muffin cases.Via This Old House
Place a length of masking tape along the edge of a spirit level and mark the location of nail holes for your picture frame. Then simply transfer the level to the wall to ensure you hang your pictures straight.Via The Family Handyman
Use a toothpick to prevent tape ends from sticking back to the rollVia Real Simple
To easily peel potatoes, boil with the skins on them immerse in cold water for 5 seconds. Then twist the potatoes between your hands and the skin will peel right off!Via All That’s Interesting
To decorate a chocolate beautifully, lay a piece of lace over the cake and sprinkle icing sugar over the top.Via Painted by Cakes
Use toilet paper rolls to easily organise power cordsVia Clipper Girl’s Saving Spot
To stop the annoying sound of a dripping tap, tie a piece of string around the faucet which is long enough to reach down to the sink.Via Re-Nest
To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.Via U-Create Crafts
A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!Via Obrienkr18 (Uploaded to Pinterest)
Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.Via Martha Stewart
To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar (which won’t affect the taste of the onions)Via Pinterest Upload
Use ketchup to remove the tarnish from copper pans. Slather  the pan with ketchup and leave for 30 minutes for the acid to break down the tarnish, then rinse clean and buff with a soft cloth.Via Pinterest Upload
Re-purpose an unwanted Slinky to create a pretty bird feederVia Re-Nest
Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and accessVia Storage and Glee
Place a few drops of essential oil on the cardboard tube of a toilet roll to make your bathroom smell wonderfulVia Ekwetzel
Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.Via Stockpiling Moms
Use baby powder to easily remove sand from your skinVia I Heart Nap Time
Take a bunch of bananas apart to prevent them from ripening too quicklyImage via Keepon
Store cut lettuce in mason jars and refrigerate to make it last much longerVia Salad in a Jar
Organise scarves by tying around trouser hangers to store in your wardrobe
Via Squidoo
Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping inVia Modern Day Proverbs Wife
Line salad drawers with newspaper to absorb bad odours in the fridgeVia Babble
Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridgeVia In This Crazy Life
Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry.Via Joseph the Butler
Use egg boxes to store delicate Christmas tree decorationsVia Gifts that say Wow
Cut the top off a screw-top bottle and use to seal open bags.Via Very Pinteresting
This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!Via Babble
Tape a laundry bag to the inside of your tumble dryer door for easy drying of sports shoesVia Good Ideas for You
Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken lightbulbVia Pinterest upload
Use a magazine holder to store rolls in the kitchenVia Recreate Design Company
Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal – the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.Via Budget101
They look pretty too – a great tip for parties!Via Daily Pix
Slot the stick of an ice lolly through a cupcake case to prevent drips on little fingers.Via Good Ideas for You
Store laundry dispensers in the drawer of your washing machine so you won’t forget where it isVia Glamumous
Trouser hangers make great frugal cooking book holders!Via Simply Frugal
Use an empty toilet roll to store hair accessories for easy accessVia Good Ideas for You
Place a wooden spoon over a pan to stop the water from boiling overVia The Life of a Not So Ordinary Housewife
Another great use for used drinks cans!Via Buzzfeed
Just don’t press down too hard or you will squash the bread!Via TheChive
Pin document wallets inside your pantry door to store recipes and takeaway leafletsVia MawMawOfTwo
Towel hangers on the inside of a pantry door make great storage for awkward saucepan lids!Via Squidoo
A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!Via Buzzfeed
Use a rubber band to rescue a stripped screwVia Re Create Design
Store matches in a mason jar and add a disc of sandpaper to the lid on which to strike them.Via The Burlap Bag
A ball of aluminium foil makes a great glassware scrubber!Via Budget 101
Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger to prevent dresses from slipping off.Via Re Create Design
Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.Via Babble
For even more storage in the kitchen, cut up a shoe holder to hang inside a cupboard door.Via Mrs Polly Rogers
Lost the back to your favourite earring? Use a pencil eraser instead!Via Good Ideas for You
Use a tension rod to store spray bottles in your undersink cabinetVia Blue Velvet Chair

About this post

Most of these tips were found via Pinterest (which by the way is a great resource for discovering tips to help around the home!). Wherever possible, I’ve attributed the image and tip by means of links to the original site or web-page, but if you think I have made a mistake please let me know the original source and I will correct the link.

101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home

I love to discover tips which make housework easier! From time-saving tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things, the Internet provides a wealth of information and advice.

In this post I’ve collected 101 visual tips from all over the web to help you save time and money in every room of your home.

The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!

Via Food52.com

Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows

Via Storage and Glee

Far cheaper than having coloured keys specially cut!

Via The Chive

Install a regular coat rack low down the wall to store shoes safely of the floor

Via Destination Unknown

Repurpose a cereal canister as a trash can for the car

Via BHG.com

Deodorize sponges in the microwave. Soak in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice and put on fill power for one minute. Use tongs to remove as it will be hot!

Via Shine

Use a magnetic strip to store bobby pins on inside of a cupboard.

Via Superwoman

…Or store them in an empty Tic-Tac dispenser!

Via One Frugal Chick

Clean cat litter trays quickly by lining with a garbage bag.

Via DIY Tip of the Day

Use a Post-It note when drilling to catch the dust

Via Lifehacker

Organize jewellery on a corkboard for easy viewing when deciding how to accessorize an outfit

Via  Dee Gater

Repurpose an old picture frame as a serving tray

Via Camp Granma

Boil orange peel and cloves to get rid of unpleasant smells in the kitchen.

Via Heart of a Country Home

“File” clothes vertically in drawers so you can see your clothes at a glance.

Via Chasing Cheerios

Fill an old box with skewers to make an all-purpose knife block

Via The Daily What

Hang onions in cut-up tights or old stockings to make them last for months!

Via BuzzFeed

Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.

Via A Journey to a Dream

Use a paper plate to prevent splatters when using an electric whisk.

Via Cooking Club

Store cupcake and muffin cases in a mason jar

Via Table for Two

Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.

Via Bobbenblog Lite

Cover paint trays with aluminium foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze.

Via OurHumbleAbowed

Place a layer of waxed paper on top of kitchen cupboards to prevent grease and dust from settling. Switch out every few months to keep them clean.

Via In This Crazy Life

Flip a toaster on its side to make grill cheese

Via YesEmails

Easily draw out a splinter for easy removal by applying a paste of baking soda and water.

Via Wikihow

Create a thrifty organiser for wrapping paper using cup hooks and painted dowel rods. This technique is also ideal for storing rolls of foil, kitchen roll and greaseproof paper on the inside of pantry doors.

Via Woman’s Day

Water  straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice cube trays.

Via Instructables

Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven – it will help keep them upright.

Via Better Recipes

Hang a bundle of chalk in the closet to keep everything fresh and dry. The chalk absorbs excess moisture –  a thrifty alternative to an electric dehumidifier!

Via Martha Stewart

To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.

Via My Fridge Food

Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.

Via Delighted Momma

Tie a sprig of eucalyptus to your shower head. The steam will help infuse your bathroom with an invigorating fragrance.

Via Apartment Therapy

Use bread tags to label power cords.

Via Apartment Therapy

Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.

Via Real Simple

WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!

Via Real Simple

Use a tension rod and shower hooks to store saucepans inside a cupboard.

Via DIY Home Sweet Home

Make a simple laundry bag using an old pillowcase and an embroidery hoop.

Via Martha Stewart

Use a lint roller to clean the bottom of your handbag

Via Real Simple

To get rid of the musty smell on old towels, wash using 1 cup of white vinegar on a hot cycle, then repeat with 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda

Via Pinterest Upload

Use a fork to press garlic when there isn’t a garlic crusher available.

Via Real Simple

When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.

Via Somewhat Simple

Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I’ve been doing it for years!)

Via eHow

To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.

Via Discount Queens

Use hairspray on the end of your sewing thread to help it slide through the eye of your needle.

Via Real Simple

Sprinkle salt in the spaces between patio slabs and at the bottom of walls to get rid of pesky weeds(but be careful NOT to get salt near plants you want to keep as salt will kill them!)

Via One Good Thing

Re-purpose an old CD spindle to make a pretty small cake/biscuit holder.

Via All4Women

Clean patio stones with a solution of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water in  a spray bottle. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off (soiled areas may require a little scrubbing). Also helps get rid of weeds too!

Via Thrift Culture Now

To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free.

Via Off the Wheaten Path

Use scrap paper to help hang an arrangement of picture frames easily. Cut templates for each frame,marking nail locations on the paper, then tack to the wall until you find the ideal arrangement. Then simply nail through the marks on the paper!

Via Centsational Girl

Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations made by furniture on your carpets.

Via North Carolina Charm

Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large muffin cases.

Via This Old House

Place a length of masking tape along the edge of a spirit level and mark the location of nail holes for your picture frame. Then simply transfer the level to the wall to ensure you hang your pictures straight.

Via The Family Handyman

Use a toothpick to prevent tape ends from sticking back to the roll

Via Real Simple

To easily peel potatoes, boil with the skins on them immerse in cold water for 5 seconds. Then twist the potatoes between your hands and the skin will peel right off!

Via All That’s Interesting

To decorate a chocolate beautifully, lay a piece of lace over the cake and sprinkle icing sugar over the top.

Via Painted by Cakes

Use toilet paper rolls to easily organise power cords

Via Clipper Girl’s Saving Spot

To stop the annoying sound of a dripping tap, tie a piece of string around the faucet which is long enough to reach down to the sink.

Via Re-Nest

To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.

Via U-Create Crafts

A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!

Via Obrienkr18 (Uploaded to Pinterest)

Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.

Via Martha Stewart

To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar (which won’t affect the taste of the onions)

Via Pinterest Upload

Use ketchup to remove the tarnish from copper pans. Slather  the pan with ketchup and leave for 30 minutes for the acid to break down the tarnish, then rinse clean and buff with a soft cloth.

Via Pinterest Upload

Re-purpose an unwanted Slinky to create a pretty bird feeder

Via Re-Nest

Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access

Via Storage and Glee

Place a few drops of essential oil on the cardboard tube of a toilet roll to make your bathroom smell wonderful

Via Ekwetzel

Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.

Via Stockpiling Moms

Use baby powder to easily remove sand from your skin

Via I Heart Nap Time

Take a bunch of bananas apart to prevent them from ripening too quickly

Image via Keepon

Store cut lettuce in mason jars and refrigerate to make it last much longer

Via Salad in a Jar

Organise scarves by tying around trouser hangers to store in your wardrobe
Via Squidoo
Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in

Via Modern Day Proverbs Wife

Line salad drawers with newspaper to absorb bad odours in the fridge

Via Babble

Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge

Via In This Crazy Life

Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry.

Via Joseph the Butler

Use egg boxes to store delicate Christmas tree decorations

Via Gifts that say Wow

Cut the top off a screw-top bottle and use to seal open bags.

Via Very Pinteresting

This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!

Via Babble

Tape a laundry bag to the inside of your tumble dryer door for easy drying of sports shoes

Via Good Ideas for You

Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken lightbulb

Via Pinterest upload

Use a magazine holder to store rolls in the kitchen

Via Recreate Design Company

Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal – the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.

Via Budget101

They look pretty too – a great tip for parties!

Via Daily Pix

Slot the stick of an ice lolly through a cupcake case to prevent drips on little fingers.

Via Good Ideas for You

Store laundry dispensers in the drawer of your washing machine so you won’t forget where it is

Via Glamumous

Trouser hangers make great frugal cooking book holders!

Via Simply Frugal

Use an empty toilet roll to store hair accessories for easy access

Via Good Ideas for You

Place a wooden spoon over a pan to stop the water from boiling over

Via The Life of a Not So Ordinary Housewife

Another great use for used drinks cans!

Via Buzzfeed

Just don’t press down too hard or you will squash the bread!

Via TheChive

Pin document wallets inside your pantry door to store recipes and takeaway leaflets

Via MawMawOfTwo

Towel hangers on the inside of a pantry door make great storage for awkward saucepan lids!

Via Squidoo

A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!

Via Buzzfeed

Use a rubber band to rescue a stripped screw

Via Re Create Design

Store matches in a mason jar and add a disc of sandpaper to the lid on which to strike them.

Via The Burlap Bag

A ball of aluminium foil makes a great glassware scrubber!

Via Budget 101

Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger to prevent dresses from slipping off.

Via Re Create Design

Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back.

Via Babble

For even more storage in the kitchen, cut up a shoe holder to hang inside a cupboard door.

Via Mrs Polly Rogers

Lost the back to your favourite earring? Use a pencil eraser instead!

Via Good Ideas for You

Use a tension rod to store spray bottles in your undersink cabinet

Via Blue Velvet Chair

About this post

Most of these tips were found via Pinterest (which by the way is a great resource for discovering tips to help around the home!). Wherever possible, I’ve attributed the image and tip by means of links to the original site or web-page, but if you think I have made a mistake please let me know the original source and I will correct the link.

Herbs for the Thyroid +

Herbs for the Thyroid

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Thanks to Herbs-info.com for this article.

Unless you suffer from a thyroid condition, it is easy to ignore the function of the thyroid gland. Although small, this endocrine gland – situated just below your neck – plays a big role in regulating metabolic processes in your body. With a dysfunctional thyroid, the functioning of almost all your organs is likewise disrupted. Thyroid disorders generally fall under 3 categories: an overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism, an under-active thyroid or hypothyroidism and an enlarged thyroid characterized by the presence of nodules.

Herbs For Thyroid

Unfortunately, thyroid conditions are usually misdiagnosed as most of their symptoms (such as weight gain or loss, chronic fatigue, depression, skin and hair dryness, constipation or diarrhea and menstrual irregularities) can be quite similar to those of other disorders. To make things even more confusing – the 3 types of thyroid disorders can even have overlapping characteristics.

Therefore before embarking on any treatment, whether herbal or medicinal, it is important to have a medical professional diagnose your symptoms and identify the disorder first. Likewise, it is important to use remedies with an understanding of the mechanisms involved in promoting thyroid health. For instance, while some herbs improve overall thyroid conditions, some herbs can only benefit hyperthyroidism but conversely may be detrimental to its extreme counterpart, hypothyroidism and vice-versa.

Either way though, most herbs for thyroid are not like pharmaceutical medications that attempt to replace thyroid hormones, decrease hormone production or the size of the thyroid gland. Instead, they are regarded as being able to provide the appropriate thyroid support – acting preventative and facilitating the healing process. Although some clinical studies do not find evidence of traditional herbal medicine being able to totally treat thyroid conditions, herbs are however thought by some to contribute to lower relapse rates, less adverse effects, relief of symptoms and improvement of thyroid antibody conditions and thyroid functioning. Here are 10 herbs thought beneficial for the thyroid:

10 Herbal Remedies for Thyroid Health

Echinacea

A popular herb used to boost the immune system, echinacea is considered helpful for those suffering from hyperthyroidism or thyroiditis. One expert who has over 20 years of experience with autoimmune conditions gives the roots of echinacea to his patients and has rarely encountered any major adverse issues.

Licorice

This herb is important in maintaining a balance among glands so that thyroid patients who often suffer from fatigue have improved energy. Moreover in 2011, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Texas isolated synthetically derived constituents of triterpenoid glycyrrhetinic acid, a major component of licorice and found it to inhibit the growth of highly invasive thyroid cancer cells. This demonstrates licorice’s potential in clinical treatment of thyroid cancer and other endocrine-related disorders.

Bugle

In a 2013 study involving 403 patients with mild hyperthyroidism which assessed the effects and safety of an extract of bugle in tablet or drops form, scientists observed statistically and clinically significant improvements in the symptoms of those given the tablet. These improvements were noted without any major side effects. Because of bugleweed’s effectiveness in alleviating mild hyperthyroidism, some experts believe it can gradually replace regular taking of maintenance medications like methimazole or PTU.

Ashwaganda

This is an herb with antioxidant properties that directly works on the thyroid by producing just the right amount of hormones. Aside from hormonal balance, ashwaganda is known to help the body fight stress by improving the immune system and has been found to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Bacopa

Researchers confirm the potency of bacopa as a thyroid stimulating drug to fight hypothyroidism. It has been found to regulate thyroid hormone concentrations by as much as 41% without adverse reactions.

Eleuthero

Popular as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is considered a wonder herb for people suffering from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Siberian ginseng is believed to be effective in treating hypothyroidism by regulating the levels of hormones in the body. Furthermore, this potent herb contains substances that assist in the normal functioning of the thymus and adrenal glands.

Bladderwrack

Aside from hypothyroidism, bladderwrack is considered as an essential herb for many health conditions. This algae or seaweed contains high levels of natural iodine which is known to stimulate the thyroid gland. Bladderwrack contains substances that help in restoring the normal functioning of the thyroid gland as well as in reducing the size of thyroid goiters. It is thought to play a role in stimulating an increased production of thyroid hormones in order to prevent the development of thyroid diseases.

Flaxseed

Flaxseeds are known to be rich in essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids, which is thought to be good for thyroid health. In a study conducted at the University of Maryland Medical Center, it was found out that consumption of foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, like flaxseed, helps in boosting the production of thyroid hormones. This results to reduced susceptibility to hypothyroidism.

Black Walnut

Aside from seafoods, black walnut is considered as one of the richest sources of iodine. Research shows, iodine is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in optimizing the health and functioning of the thyroid glands. Furthermore, it was found out that insufficient amount of iodine usually lead to a number of conditions which include chronic fatigue, depression, mental impairment, and goiters.

Lemon Balm

Coming from the mint family, lemon balm is an amazing herb that is considered beneficial to the thyroid glands. Research shows that this herb is useful in normalizing the activities of overactive thyroid glands. It reduces the production of thyroid hormones and eases the symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism.

***Reposters Note.

A friend Nina, was plagued by thyroid problems. They were unable to stabilize her thyroid function with medication so she kept swinging between hyper and hypo – hypothyroidism. She literally felt like she was losing her mind for over 5 years. A long time friend and physiotherapist sent her an oxygen spa from Hong Kong and  told her to use it twice per day. At the end of 30 days she was to send the Oxygen Spa back to Hong Kong or pay for it.

Nina did as asked and saw a remarkable stabilizing of thyroid function. As her case had been so challenging, her doctors followed her closely over the next 4 years. She continues to use the spa daily and has been asymptomatic since that first month.

So the question is what is the Oxygen Spa doing and how?

Is there an autoimmune component and are the antioxidant negative ions playing a role? Use of the oxygen spa has very significant anti-inflammatory effects on my body  – so was that part of the effectiveness? I have also noticed significant improvement in immune function – is that same effect part of Nina recovery? Was the detoxification of her body by using the spa, part of what made the difference, or was it improved and increased blood flow to the thyroid? Do increased oxygen levels in the body play a role in reducing thyroid stress and functioning? So many more questions but the result remains the same – Nina has been symptom free on no medications for 10 years and her doctor and specialists have no explanations as to how such a dramatic turnaround occurred.

That a physiotherapist in Hong Kong recommended a solution that has been so effective and it involved no medicine or nutritional intervention is interesting and exciting at the same time. Obviously that physiotherapist has seen the Oxygen Spa be effective in similar situations or she would not have sent an Oxygen Spa from Hong  Kong to Canada for Nina to try.

Can the Oxygen Spa help others correct their thyroid function? I honestly do not know but as Nina’s results show it is definitely a possibility when all other options have been explored with no resolution.*****

What – You Still Think Salt Consumption Causes High Blood Pressure?

What – You Still Think Salt Consumption Causes High Blood Pressure?

October 23rd, 2013salt blood pressure 263x164 What – You Still Think Salt Consumption Causes High Blood Pressure?
High sodium intake as a source of high blood pressure has been an unchallenged dogmatic mantra for decades. But a few renegade MDs, several naturopaths, and chiropractors have challenged the unproven hypothesis of salt being the basis of high blood pressure (HBP). Turns out that the link between high sodium intake and elevated blood pressure is a false one.

Pure, unrefined salt is actually a necessary and helpful dietary component. Perhaps the most well known salt promoter is Dr. David Brownstein, MD, author of Salt Your Way to HealthRefined commercial table salt, used excessively in processed foods, is processed with toxic chemicals and stripped of its inherent nutritional value. It’s mostly poison with very little nutrition, though even using table salt often won’t lead to high blood pressure.

Actually, those with high blood pressure (and everyone, really) should just consume more foods rich in potassium. Meta-analysis’ show how low potassium intake has the same impact on blood pressure as high salt consumption – the real problem is an imbalance between sodium and potassium.

It appears the new HBP dietary villain could be high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which has been already linked to obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular health issues.

HFCS is more commonly used in processed foods, fruit juices, sweets, and sodas than cane or beet sugar. It’s cheaper than sucrose (table sugar), and satisfies the “sweet tooth” SAD (standard American diet) consumers’ desire.

According to the USDA, HFCS consumption has increased significantly from 1970 to 2005, and it is now the number one source of empty calories in America. In fact, Americans eat approximately 35 lbs on average of high-fructose corn syrup each year.

How HFCS Contributes to Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

Fructose in fruit is tied to several other nutritional compounds that balance out fructose’s negative aspects. But fructose isolated from corn and made into a syrup is too much for the body to metabolize. Even table sugar metabolizes better.

Robert H. Lustig, MD, a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explains how the rise in HFCS use over the past three to four decades is behind the obesity and diabetes epidemic, both of which contribute to high blood pressure.

HFCS or “corn sugar” or “corn syrup” initiates a toxic overload from insufficient metabolism. The liver doesn’t convert isolated, concentrated fructose into energy well and stores it as fat instead. Add this to the dangers of GMO corn with traces of extremely toxic glyphosate herbicides and mercury as a byproduct from the conversion process. This toxic overload leads to obesity, fatty liver, other liver complications, and kidney disease.

Dr. Richard Johnson of the University of Colorado has been a researcher of investigations into HFCS and high blood pressure. His research revealed definite links of high HFCS consumption to high blood pressure.

What’s more, one of the toxic waste products remaining in the body from regular HFCS consumption is uric acid. A test of 17 subjects with high uric acid counts showed all 17 with high blood pressure. Uric acid inhibits nitric oxide (NO) in the blood vessels.

Nitric oxide is a volatile gas that helps maintain blood vessel elasticity. When that elasticity decreases, blood pressure increases. Here are 4 ways to increase nitric oxide naturally.  (if you find that you can not increase NO through these suggestions see Deb’s Solution and the link below it. Nitric Oxide also dissolves plague in every blood vessel in the body including the brain so is extremely important in reversing and  preventing disease and it’s precursor inflammation)

A safe range of uric acid is from 3 to 5.5 milligrams per deciliter (0.1 liter), with 4 mg/dl ideal for men and 3.5 mg/dl for women. Higher numbers threaten blood pressure increases. You can ask your health professional about a uric acid test or shop the Internet by inserting “uric acid blood testing” in your search engine.

Additional Sources:

Mercola

UCDenver.edu

MensHealth

***Reposter’s note

I was uninformed about salt until a doctor friend pointed out saline is one of medicine faithful standbys. We were at dinner in the cafeteria and I commented on her bringing her own salt and that it was a good thing considering how much she used. She was using granulated Himalayan Sea Salt.

I use a wonderful all natural supplement that causes the body to naturally create more Nitric Oxide. Based on Nobel Prize winning Science, world renowned Cardiologists are turning to it as a solution. Attached is an article that demonstrates real world health total recovery from the abyss of heart disease after exhausting all medical options. One example highlights a 72 year old patient, who went from not being able walk across a room to a daily workout that that most healthy much younger individuals can not complete. Read his story.

Nitric Oxide  production is hugely important.  Nitric Oxide relaxes our blood vessels and dissolves plague.  Plaque causes heart attacks, stoke,   Alzheimers and  dementia. It plays a role in reducing function in every organ. The more Nitric Oxide we produce the healthier our blood vessels. The healthier our blood vessels, the better every part of our body works, that includes the brain and every organ of the body. Of course as we age, we progressively produce less Nitric Oxide – go figure.

My husband was told he would be on oxygen full time by the age of 50. His shortness of breath during exertion was becoming very concerning. I had taken him to emergency because I thought he was having a heart attack and he was scared enough to go. (He is very stubborn – getting him to go to the doctor only happens when he is in extreme pain  or very scared.) My solution has given him his stamina and ability to complete exertion tasks back to levels he was at many years ago. I was impressed enough, I have chosen to distribute the product and let other people know about it because it helped  my husband and will keep me from losing him before his time.

I am so thankful my friend Sharon educated me on this solution, I know she saved my husband’s life and health. I want to pay it forward so other spouses, sisters, brothers, children, parents and freinds at least have the knowledge to choose to do something effective and practical. Knowledge is power and for some of us this knowledge will give us the power to make a change that will gives us a a much healthier future.

Deb’s Solution

(ordering instructions available in link below). It is sometimes difficult to eat enough to over come imbalances when our health has been significantly impacted.

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Here is a post to help you find those high potassium foods.  Thank You to Health·Alicious·Ness .com for the following article. For even more information visit the full article.***

Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium

Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. A deficiency in potassium causes fatigue, irritability, and hypertension (increased blood pressure). Unless you are on dialysis, or have a special condition, overdose of potassium from natural sources is nearly impossible; however, it is possible to consume too much potassium via potassium salts which can lead to nausea, vomiting, and even cardiac arrest. Potassium from natural food sources, like the ones listed below, are considered safe and healthy. The current percent daily value for potassium is 3.5 grams. Below is a list of high potassium foods ranked by common serving sizes, for more please see the lists of high potassium foods by nutrient density, potassium rich foods, fruits high in potassium, and vegetables high in potassium.


#1: White Beans

Potassium in 100g 1 cup cooked (179g)
561mg (16% DV) 1004mg (29% DV)

Other Beans High in Potassium (%DV per cup): Adzuki (35%), Soy (28%), Lima (28%), Kidney (20%), Great Northern (20%), Pinto (18%) and others at an average of 15% DV per cup cooked. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#2: Dark Leafy Greens (Spinach)

Potassium 100g (Raw) 1 Cup (Raw – 30g) 1 Cup (Cooked – 180g)
558mg (16% DV) 167mg (5% DV) 839mg (24% DV)

Other Greens High in Potassium (%DV per cup cooked): Swiss Chard (27% DV), Kale (8% DV), and Collards (6% DV).
Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#3: Baked Potatoes (With Skin)

Potassium 100g Average Potato (173g)
535mg (15% DV) 926mg (26% DV)

Warning: Potatoes are high in simple carbohydrates and not recommended for people with diabetes. Sweet potatoes are actually better for regulation blood sugar, an average baked sweet potato with skin (114g) provides 542mg (15% DV) of potassium. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#4: Dried Apricots

Potassium 100g 1/2 cup (65g)
1162mg (33% DV) 755mg (22% DV)

Other Dried Fruits High in Potassium (%DV per 1/2 cup): Peaches (22% DV), Prunes (20% DV), Raisins (18% DV).
Warning: Dried fruits are high in sugar. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#5: Baked Acorn Squash

Potassium 100g 1 cup cubed (205g)
437mg (12% DV) 899mg (26% DV)

Other Squash High in Potassium (%DV per cup baked): Hubbard (21%), Butternut (17% DV), Zucchini (14% DV), Average Winter Squash (10% DV). Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#6: Yogurt (Plain, Skim/Non-Fat)

Potassium 100g 1 cup (245g)
255mg (7% DV) 625mg (18% DV)

Other Yogurt High in Potassium (%DV per cup): Whole-Fat (11% DV), Chocolate Yogurt (24% DV). Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#7: Fish (Salmon)

Potassium 100g 1 3oz fillet (85g)
628mg (18% DV) 534mg (15% DV)

Other Fish High in Potassium (%DV per 3oz fillet (85g)): Pompano (15% DV), Lingcod (14% DV), Halibut (13% DV), Yellowfin Tuna (13% DV), Anchovies (12% DV), Mackerel (10% DV), Herring (10% DV) and most other fish at an average of 10% DV. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#8: Avocados

Potassium 100g Average Avocado (201g) 1/2 Cup Pureed (115)
485mg (14% DV) 975mg (28% DV) 558mg (16% DV)

An average avocado provides 322 calories, half a cup purred contains 184 calories. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#9: Mushrooms (White)

Potassium 100g 1 cup sliced (108g)
396mg (11% DV) 428mg (12% DV)

1 cup cooked sliced white mushrooms contain 28 calories.
Other mushrooms high in potassium (%DV per cup sliced): Portabella (9% DV), Brown or Crimini (9% DV), Enoki (7% DV), Shiitake (5% DV), Maitake (4% DV). Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#10: Bananas

Potassium 100g Average Banana(118g) 1 Cup Mashed (225)
358mg (10% DV) 422mg (12% DV) 806mg (23% DV)

An average banana provides 105 calories, 1 cup mashed contains 200 calories. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium

Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. A deficiency in potassium causes fatigue, irritability, and hypertension (increased blood pressure). Unless you are on dialysis, or have a special condition, overdose of potassium from natural sources is nearly impossible; however, it is possible to consume too much potassium via potassium salts which can lead to nausea, vomiting, and even cardiac arrest. Potassium from natural food sources, like the ones listed below, are considered safe and healthy. The current percent daily value for potassium is 3.5 grams. Below is a list of high potassium foods ranked by common serving sizes, for more please see the lists of high potassium foods by nutrient density, potassium rich foods, fruits high in potassium, and vegetables high in potassium.

#1: White Beans

Potassium in 100g 1 cup cooked (179g)
561mg (16% DV) 1004mg (29% DV)

Other Beans High in Potassium (%DV per cup): Adzuki (35%), Soy (28%), Lima (28%), Kidney (20%), Great Northern (20%), Pinto (18%) and others at an average of 15% DV per cup cooked. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#2: Dark Leafy Greens (Spinach)

Potassium 100g (Raw) 1 Cup (Raw – 30g) 1 Cup (Cooked – 180g)
558mg (16% DV) 167mg (5% DV) 839mg (24% DV)

Other Greens High in Potassium (%DV per cup cooked): Swiss Chard (27% DV), Kale (8% DV), and Collards (6% DV).
Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#3: Baked Potatoes (With Skin)

Potassium 100g Average Potato (173g)
535mg (15% DV) 926mg (26% DV)

Warning: Potatoes are high in simple carbohydrates and not recommended for people with diabetes. Sweet potatoes are actually better for regulation blood sugar, an average baked sweet potato with skin (114g) provides 542mg (15% DV) of potassium. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#4: Dried Apricots

Potassium 100g 1/2 cup (65g)
1162mg (33% DV) 755mg (22% DV)

Other Dried Fruits High in Potassium (%DV per 1/2 cup): Peaches (22% DV), Prunes (20% DV), Raisins (18% DV).
Warning: Dried fruits are high in sugar. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#5: Baked Acorn Squash

Potassium 100g 1 cup cubed (205g)
437mg (12% DV) 899mg (26% DV)

Other Squash High in Potassium (%DV per cup baked): Hubbard (21%), Butternut (17% DV), Zucchini (14% DV), Average Winter Squash (10% DV). Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#6: Yogurt (Plain, Skim/Non-Fat)

Potassium 100g 1 cup (245g)
255mg (7% DV) 625mg (18% DV)

Other Yogurt High in Potassium (%DV per cup): Whole-Fat (11% DV), Chocolate Yogurt (24% DV). Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#7: Fish (Salmon)

Potassium 100g 1 3oz fillet (85g)
628mg (18% DV) 534mg (15% DV)

Other Fish High in Potassium (%DV per 3oz fillet (85g)): Pompano (15% DV), Lingcod (14% DV), Halibut (13% DV), Yellowfin Tuna (13% DV), Anchovies (12% DV), Mackerel (10% DV), Herring (10% DV) and most other fish at an average of 10% DV. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#8: Avocados

Potassium 100g Average Avocado (201g) 1/2 Cup Pureed (115)
485mg (14% DV) 975mg (28% DV) 558mg (16% DV)

An average avocado provides 322 calories, half a cup purred contains 184 calories. Click to see complete nutrition facts.

#9: Mushrooms (White)

Potassium 100g 1 cup sliced (108g)
396mg (11% DV) 428mg (12% DV)

1 cup cooked sliced white mushrooms contain 28 calories.
Other mushrooms high in potassium (%DV per cup sliced): Portabella (9% DV), Brown or Crimini (9% DV), Enoki (7% DV), Shiitake (5% DV), Maitake (4%



The Top 10 High Potassium Foods by Nutrient Density (Potassium per Gram)

#1: Dried Herbs (Parsley, Chervil, Corriander, Basil, Dill) 4740mg (135% DV) per 100 grams 95mg (3% DV) per tablespoon (2 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Dried Herbs
#2: Sun-Dried Tomatoes 3427mg (98% DV) per 100 grams 69mg (2% DV) per piece (2 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Sun Dried Tomatoes
#3: Cocoa Powder and Dark Chocolate 2509mg (72% DV) per 100 grams 125mg (4% DV) per tablespoon (5 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Cocoa Powder
#4: Whey Powder 2289mg (65% DV) per 100 grams 69mg (2% DV) per tablespoon (3 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Whey Powder
#5: Paprika and Chili Powder 2280mg (65% DV) per 100 grams 160mg (5% DV) per tablespoon (7 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Paprika and Chili Powder
#6: Yeast Extract Spread (Marmite) 2100mg (60% DV) per 100 grams 126mg (4% DV) per teaspoon (6 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Yeast Extract Spread (Marmite)
#7: Rice Bran 1485mg (42% DV) per 100 grams 1752mg (50% DV) per cup (118 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Rice Bran
#8: Molasses 1464mg (42% DV) per 100 grams 293mg (8% DV) per tablespoon (20 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Molasses
#9: Dry Roasted Soybeans 1364mg (39% DV) per 100 grams 2346mg (67% DV) per cup (172 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Dry Roasted Soybeans
#10: Dry Seaweed (Spirulina) 1363mg (39% DV) per 100 grams 95mg (3% DV) per tablespoon (7 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Dry Seaweed (Spirulina)


Other Potassium Rich Foods

Pistachios 1007mg (29% DV) per 100 gram serving 1239mg (35% DV) per cup (123 grams) 282mg (8% DV) per ounce (49 nuts or 28g) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Pistachios
Chestnuts 592mg (17% DV) per 100 gram serving 847mg (24% DV) per cup (143 grams) 166mg (5% DV) per ounce (3 nuts or 28g) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Chestnuts
Almonds 705mg (20% DV) per 100 gram serving 1008mg (29% DV) per cup (143 grams) 197mg (6% DV) per ounce (23 nuts or 28g) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Almonds
Cashews 565mg (16% DV) per 100 gram serving 774mg (22% DV) per cup (137 grams) 158mg (5% DV) per ounce (28g) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Cashews
Walnuts 441mg (13% DV) per 100 gram serving 441mg (13% DV) per cup halves (100 grams) 123mg (4% DV) per ounce (14 halves or 28g) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Walnuts
Squash and Pumpkin Seeds 919mg (26% DV) per 100 gram serving 588mg (17% DV) per cup (64 grams) 257mg (7% DV) per ounce (85 seeds or 28g) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Squash and Pumpkin Seeds
Sunflower Seeds 850mg (24% DV) per 100 gram serving 1088mg (31% DV) per cup hulled (128 grams) 238mg (7% DV) per ounce (85 seeds or 28g) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Sunflower Seeds
Watermelon Seeds 648mg (19% DV) per 100 gram serving 700mg (20% DV) per cup (108 grams) 181mg (5% DV) per ounce (28 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Dried Watermelon Seeds
Coconut Water (Juice) 250mg (7% DV) per 100 gram serving 600mg (17% DV) in a cup (240 grams) 515mg (15% DV) per coconut (206 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Coconut Water (Juice)
Orange Juice 200mg (6% DV) per 100 gram serving 496mg (14% DV) in a cup (248 grams) 172mg (5% DV) in the juice of one orange (86 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Orange Juice
Brussels Sprouts (Raw) 389mg (11% DV) per 100 gram serving 342mg (10% DV) per cup (88 grams) 74mg (2% DV) per brussel sprout (19 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Brussels Sprouts
Palm Hearts 177mg (5% DV) per 100 gram serving 258mg (26% DV) per cup (146 grams) 58mg (2% DV) per piece (33 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Canned Palm Hearts
Clams 628mg (18% DV) per 100 gram serving 534mg (15% DV) per 3 ounce serving (85 grams) 1.2g (34% DV) in 20 small clams (190 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Cooked Clams
Whelk 694mg (20% DV) per 100 gram serving 350mg (15% DV) per 3oz serving (85 grams) 117mg (5% DV) per ounce (28 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Whelk
Dried Figs 680mg (19% DV) per 100 gram serving 1g (29% DV) per cup (149 grams) 54mg (2% DV) in a single fig (8 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Dried Figs
Dates 696mg (20% DV) per 100 gram serving 167mg (5% DV) in a single large date (24 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Dates (Medjool)

To find even more high potassium foods, use the nutrient ranking tool.

Health Benefits of Potassium

  • Osteoporosis Protection – Several studies have found a relation between increased bone density and increased intake of dietary potassium. These studies were true even for post menopausal women and older men.2-4
  • Reduced Risk of Stroke – Several observational studies have found that those with high potassium levels experience a lower risk of stroke. The health benefits are likely through reduction of blood pressure combined with a diet high in fruits and vegetables.5-9
  • Alleviation of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) – Studies show that a diet high in potassium, especially potassium from fruits and vegetables, lowers blood pressure. This is especially true if the increase in potassium foods is not accompanied by an increase in high sodium foods. 10-12

People at Risk of a Potassium Deficiency

  • Alcoholics
  • People taking Diuretics – Especially thiazide or furosemide
  • Long distance athletes – People who exercise over long distances lose electrolytes via sweat and need to replenish their sodium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus levels.
  • Dehydration – People who consume excess alcohol, or suffer severe vomiting/diarrhea, or can be otherwise dehydrated need to replenish their sodium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus levels.
  • Anorexics or bulimics
  • People with a magnesium deficiency
  • People taking Certain Medications13,14
    • Beta-adrenergic agonists – Epinephrine
    • Decongestants – Pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine
    • Bronchodilators – Albuterol, terbutaline, pirbuterol, isoetharine, fenoterol, ephedrine, isoproterenol, metaproterenol, theophylline
    • Tocolytic (labor suppressing) agents – Ritodrine, nylidrin
    • Diuretics – Acetazolamide, thiazides, chlorthalidone, indapamide, metolazone, quinethazone, bumetanide, ethacrynic acid, furosemide, torsemide
    • Mineralocorticoids – Fludrocortisone
    • Substances with mineralocorticoid effects – Licorice, carbenoxolone, gossypol
    • High-dose glucocorticoids
    • High-dose antibiotics – Penicillin, nafcillin, carbenicillin
    • Other – Caffeine, phenolphthalein, sodium polystyrene sulfonate

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/food-sources-of-potassium.php#YJLLRDXrmsrWcmVy.99

6 HOMEMADE FACE MASKS TO LOOK YOUNGER BY REMOVING DEAD SKIN CELLS

6 Homemade Face Masks to Remove Dead Cells And Look Younger

Homemade face masks are used to clean the skin naturally and they have long been part of beauty regimens, you may already know about how toxic for your skin a chemical treatment can be, that’s why there are many natural options with various ingredients for every type of skin. So here we give you 6 homemade face mask to remove dead cells and look younger.

ingredientshomemade masks

Clay face mask 
Clay is an excellent absorbing agent; it helps in removing the sebum, dead skin and dirt so that your skin looks clean, soft and youthful.
Peel off homemade face mask
Gel based mask that removes dead cells from the top layer of the skin, leaving behind fresh and youthful skin. Peel off masks brighten up a dull complexion, you can use oatmeal, which is rich in vitamin B and E
Moisturizing homemade face mask for normal skin
Mash half avocado, pear, and add one teaspoon of sunflower oil. Apply and leave on for ten minutes then wash it off with warm water. ***( I would use coconut oil it is more nourishing for the skin and hair)
Anti-aging homemade face mask for wrinkled skin
Take two tablespoons of oatmeal with a half cup of milk and cook gently until it becomes soft, stir with two teaspoons of olive oil. Let it cool, apply it to face and leave it for twenty to twenty five minutes and wash off with warm water. ***( I would use coconut oil, it is more nourishing for the skin and hair)
Oily skin homemade face mask
Beat one egg white until it becomes thick and mix one teaspoon of honey, then add one teaspoon of lemon juice and apply gently to face and leave it for ten minutes and wash it off with warm water.
Dry skin homemade face mask 
Beat one egg white until it becomes thick and add one teaspoon of honey and sunflower oil, apply to face, leave for twenty minutes and wash off with warm water. ***( I would use coconut oil, it is more nourishing for the skin and hair)

avocato mask

****REPOSTER’S NOTE****  Keep reading below if you want an exquisite total body solution !

Thanks to the  for this information

You will see ***( I would use coconut oil, it is more nourishing for the skin and hair)

My investigations show that coconut oil is the one most nourishing of the oils and is absorbed by the body very easily. Our body temperature is warm enough to keep the oil liquid for easy absorption.

If you already have pure virgin olive oil or sunflower oil in your home – do use that rather than delaying trying the masks until you can purchase coconut oil.

If you are not yet using coconut oil search coconut oil, you will find numerous articles, posted on this blog .

Enjoy these wonderful masks!

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My personal favorite solution for removing dead skin cells, reducing lines and wrinkles, detoxification and oxygenation of the skin is a total body solution. As we age not only does aging show on our face but all of our skin.

Natural ultrasound  is used to clean our precious jewelry and keep it looking it’s best  Natural Ultrasound does the same for the skin and the underlying connective tissue by massaging and stimulating at a cellular level as well deep cleaning the skin surface and pores. Detoxifying, rehydrating,  massaging and oxygenating our skin while providing improved circulation plumps up the skin naturally. The enhanced circulation/oxygenation and the deep pore cleansing give the skin that dewy youthful glow.

I was introduced to the Oxygen Spa as a wellness tool, only to find out that in Asia it is a very popular spa treatment used to return youthfulness to the skin or to maintain a youthful appearance. After having an extremely rejuvenating experience during my first Oxygen Spa Session, I decided to attend a hydrotherapy conference in Taiwan to  learn more from doctors and hydrotherapy experts.

The Oxygen Spa  is basically like having a mini physiotherapy unit at your disposal in your own home. All you need is a bath tub and water. It provides full body Hydrotherapy that incorporates Hydro-massage, Hydro-accupressure, Hydro-ultrasound, Far-infrared Oxygen & Ozone therapy and full body Detoxification. It also creates internal warming so provides cardiovascular exercise benefits too. Many people notice decreases in cellulite and improved over all body toning.

The Oxygen Spa is also the best stress reduction tool – just imagine millions of oxygen bubbles massaging all of the stress away. It is such an exquisite experience with the added benefit of not having to lose that super relaxed feeling by getting dressed and having to go back out into the world.

The Hydrotherapy Conference attendees appeared to be a rather youthful group both in appearance but also in movement which surprised me. As we age, that suppleness of movement we see in the young slowly dissipates unless we pursue a consistent total body exercise regimen like yoga.  During the hydrotherapy training  by leading doctors and hydrotherapy experts, they provided insight about why the Oxygen Spa had been adopted as a very significant tool in rehab facilities and even in emergency rooms such as Taipei Hospital.

Soon the Spa industry in Asia caught on. Numerous health issues were being successfully addressed but along with feeling better, Oxygen Spa users were noticeably looking and feeling more youthful – an unanticipated side-effect.

At the conference, I was befriended by 3 young Asian Americans who were Oxygen Spa devotees. I was later shocked to find out all 3 ladies had children who were in their late 20s and early 30s and my new friends were 49 – 54 years old.  But they were not alone, I met women and  men not only from Asia but from Europe, Middle East, Philippines, Africa and Australia who were using the Oxygen Spa as their fountain of youth and vibrancy. That they were also experiencing unparalleled good health as a by-product.

They were of the opinion that when you feel good, you look your best, and when you look your best, you feel good. They had all been introduced to the Oxygen Spa years earlier in its infancy and enjoyed using it so much over time they had been able to stay looking and feeling much younger than their peers.

So what is this Oxygen Spa  – Watch the video below and if you want to learn even more check out homespaedmonton.com. My name is Deb St.Jean  and should you want to contact me – you can do so via the contact form, or the comments section of this blog. (My apologies – the website is a bit out of date and is in the middle of being revamped)

I was an adult acne sufferer with horrible skin showing the wear and tear of aging and 20+ years of severe adult acne. Due to a very physically active life, I had 3 crushed vertebra, carpal tunnel, rotator cuff, hip, knee and ankle injuries. The Oxygen Spa provided amazing pain relief and gave me back a flexibility I had not experienced since crushing my vertebra in my teens.

Not long after I bought my Oxygen Spa and was able to use it consistently, long time friends and co-workers started complimenting ME – on how great MY skin looked. I have been blemish free for over 5 years now and often have people who meet compliment me on my skin. These compliments still take me by surprise as most of my life I had skin that had to be buried under layers and layers of make-up to cover the acne and the scaring. Now, in my late 50’s, I wear NO MAKE-UP and GET COMPLIMENTS ON MY GREAT SKIN.

I ordered my Oxygen Spa for the pain reduction and improved flexibility – I had no idea that it would do wonders for my skin, my energy levels or give the overall sense of wellness I experience today. Watch the video, and incorporate some of what the Oxygen Spa provides to enhance the benefits of the masks detailed earlier in this post. If you want the real thing, the Oxygen Spa contact me and I will help make that happen for you.

I freely admit, I am addicted to my Oxygen Spa and will never be without it for the rest of my life. It is as important to me as the air I breathe, the water I drink and the food I eat.  I dreaded aging, yet comparatively, I now feel and look better than anything I could have anticipated 10 years ago.

The Essential Oils and the Mineral Salts enhance the effectiveness and the experience. They are integral to obtaining the fullest benefit that the Oxygen Spa can bestow. Aroma and Essential oil/Mineral salt therapy have long been used with hydrotherapy as they complement and enhance the effectiveness of each other, beyond what either could do alone.

The Oxygen Spa is my passion so my apologies for being so long-winded ( you will note if you look at my other posts this is not typical) but the change the Oxygen Spa has brought to my skin and my life is so huge I wish I could give every home one.

Here is that promised video.

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Unusual Uses for Lemon Juice

Thanks to Positive Med for another good find.

I am sure everyone has heard of the health benefits of lemon in your drinking water, but it is not just to drink and eat. Are you aware of all the places you can use this little wonder fruit? A bit of fresh lemon in your apple water will keep them from going brown while you are prepping apples for apple pie. I use lemons to get rid of stains in sinks and on counter tops, in the bathroom. and kitchen, It is often great at getting tough stains out of whites. You can use it to help lighten hair in the summer. There are so many things you can do! Check this poster for more:

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Health Benefits of Cabbage & Sauerkraut

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***Reposters Note. Cabbage in whatever form offers numerous benefits. Sauerkraut was a staple in many cultures before the advent of processed and fast foods. I would encourage  readers to incorporate the unique flavor into you meals for variety as well as the numerous dietary benefits***

(NaturalNews) Sauerkraut combines the health benefits offered by all cruciferous vegetables (a category which includes cauliflowers and brussel sprouts as well as cabbage) with the probiotic advantages derived from the fermentation process.

Cabbage offers a host of health benefits. It is high in vitamins A and C. Studies have shown the cruciferous vegetables can help lower cholesterol levels. Cabbage also provides a rich source of phytonutrient antioxidants. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties, and some studies indicate it may help combat some cancers. However, this already helpful vegetable becomes a superfood when it is pickled.

The fermentation process used to make sauerkraut was probably first developed centuries ago simply as a means of preserving vegetables for easy consumption throughout the winter. The health benefits derived from pickling vegetables were already well-known to early civilizations. Historical evidence suggests laborers on the Great Wall of China consumed a version of the pickled cabbage dish 2,000 years ago.Traditional Chinese has long prescribed sauerkraut juice as a home remedy for many common ailments . The armies of Genghis Khan most likely first brought the dish to Europe. The Roman army traveled with barrels of sauerkraut, using it to prevent intestinal infections among the troops during long excursions.
In periods and cultures when natural healing methods fell into disuse, people consumed fewer fermented foods and were subject to more illness. Scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) killed many British sailors during the 1700s, especially on longer voyages. In the late 1770s, Captain James Cook circumnavigated the world without losing a single sailor to scurvy, thanks to the foods his ship carried, including sixty barrels of sauerkraut.Mainstream health experts began to pay renewed attention to sauerkraut after a study published in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2002. Finnish researchers reported that in laboratory studies,a substance produced by fermented cabbage, isothiocyanates, helped prevent the growth of cancer.Even before the laboratory study, however, alternative health experts extolled the healing benefits of sauerkraut because of the lactic acid bacteria produced as a side-effect of the pickling process.Healthy human colons contain many beneficial bacteria which feed on the waste left over from our digestion, creating lactic acid. Without these beneficial bacteria the human digestive system becomes home to harmful parasites and yeasts, resulting in the condition of candida.

Sauerkraut provides a high density source of a wide range of beneficial live bacteria which assist in the digestive process. Consuming a serving of sauerkraut can give your body as much of a health boost as many of the expensive probiotic drinks and supplements sold in stores. However, most commercially sold sauerkraut have lost most of their beneficial bacterial organisms. To gain the most benefits from sauerkraut, you may want to purchase it freshly made, or learn how to make your own.If you want to explore recipes for making sauerkraut and other fermented dishes, an excellent place to start is with Sandor Ellis Katz’s Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition and Craft of Live Culture Foods.In his book, Katz points out that “Fermentation not only preserves nutrients, it breaks them down into more digestible forms.” Katz, who also wrote The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements, recommends not only eating sauerkraut but drinking the juice which he calls “a rare delicacy and unparalleled digestive tonic.”Sources for this article include:

Thank You to Lifestyle Philippines, Natural News and Oasis Advanced Wellness for contributions to this post.