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It’s cinnamon oil! Of all the spices out there, I often preach that cinnamon should be part of our everyday diet. There are dozens of ways to use it and its healing properties are miraculous. For instance, did you know that numerous studies revealed thatcinnamon shows positive effects in many diseases, such as gastritis, diabetes, and it’s also decreasing the bad cholesterol?

In just a few sentences you can read about the benefits of cinnamon. The health issues mentioned below certainly find cinnamon to be their worst enemy. If you know a person that suffers from these diseases, feel free to inform him or her that cinnamon can help fight some of the most awful diseases. Keep in mind that this information is backed up by scientific research. backsp_oils_divehi31

Cinnamon is very helpful to patients with type 2 diabetes, since it  improves the level of glucose and lipids. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in Britain, specific ingredients found in cinnamon effectively deal with fungal infection.

Another study conducted at the University of Tel Aviv shows that cinnamon helps in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, because an extract found in the cinnamon’s bark avoids the development of this disease. Indian researchers have found that cinnamon is very effective with certain types of HIV.

Rush University’s survey shows that this spice prevents the destructive process of multiple sclerosis. Cinnamon essential oil is also beneficial for the kidneys. It is proven that cinnamon oil and its protective properties prevents the kidneys from damage induced by alloxan. The spice reduces the negative effects that occur after eating food which is high in fat and calories as well. Did I mention that cinnamon also increases libido? Well, I’m glad I caught your attention everybody.


So what if I told you that you can make your own cinnamon oil for everyday use? It’s easy and you’ll end up having another remedy in your kitchen cabinet. It can be used for both internal and external demand. What makes it special is itsantibiotic, antiseptic, analgetic and aphrodisiac properties.

As I said the preparation of this homemade cinnamon oil doesn’t get any simpler than this.

All you need is 5-6 cinnamon sticks, olive oil and a glass jar. If you already have the ingredients, put the chopsticks in the jar and pour olive oil until the sticks are covered. You have to close the jar very well and then leave it at room temperature for the following 3 weeks. Don’t forget to shake the jar once in a while.

After 3 weeks, open the jar and strain the liquid through gauze. Put the strained oil in a dark bottle and there you go. As for the usage, as far as I’m concerned, I often add the it in desserts but I also consume a teaspoon of the oil every morning. You can also perform a massage with it. But make sure you use the cinnamon oil within a month, just to make sure the properties don’t lose their power.

7 Negative Effects of Coffee


Coffee is America’s favorite drug with around 180 million of us starting most days with a caffeine jolt to get going. Some people enjoy their coffee and apparently have no health issues with drinking it. There are however some potential negative effects of coffee, particularly at certain times and when it becomes so addictive that you find it difficult to go a day without it.

In small, occasional cups there is possibly a case to be made for some benefits to coffee. If it’s fresh, high-quality and ideally organic (regular coffee is one of the most pesticide intensive crops in the world) then a raft of studies have shown that it can improve alertness and long term it may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, gallstones, kidney stones and liver cirrhosis for heavy drinkers.

Conversely, in the longer term it has been associated with an increased risk of high cholesterol, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Good-quality ground coffee is a source of antioxidants like chlorogenic acid that may help with weight loss and Green Coffee Bean Extract, particularly high in this antioxidant, are the latest popular supplement for body fat reduction.

Many of us though are having far beyond small or occasional cups, and instant coffee, or even worse, that murky stuff that comes out of the office coffee machine, is far from good-quality.

In fact, despite some potential longer term benefits, for many of us excessive coffee consumption may be having some very negative effects on our health in the here and now, particularly on our digestive system and stress levels.

Effects of Coffee

7 Side Effects of Drinking Coffee

1. Coffee and Hydrochloric Acid

Drinking coffee on an empty stomach, such as first thing in the morning, stimulates hydrochloric acid production. This can be a problem because HCl should only be produced to digest meals. If your body has to make HCl more often in response to regular cups of coffee, it may have difficulty producing enough to deal with a large meal.

Protein digestion in particular is affected by a lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and protein based foods can pass into the small intestine before being properly broken down. Undigested protein is associated in a variety of health problems, from bloating and gas to IBS, diverticulitis and even colon cancer.

In fact, the knock on effect of not digesting your food properly due to low hydrochloric acid in the stomach could be implicated in dozens of other health issues. Some experts go so far as to say almost all disease begins in the gut. Given this, you can see why it’s important to limit anything that interferes with its proper functioning.

2. Ulcers, IBS and Acidity

Many of the compounds in coffee like caffeine and the various acids found in coffee beans can irritate your stomach and the lining of your small intestine. It’s known to be a problem for those suffering from ulcers, gastritis, IBS and Crohn’s disease and doctors generally advise patients with these conditions to avoid coffee completely. The question is, could excessive coffee consumption contribute to these health issues in the first place?

Ulcers are believed to be caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. However, the acidic effect coffee has on the stomach may contribute to providing the weakened stomach lining necessary for H. pylori to take hold initially.

Drinking coffee can also irritate the lining of the small intestine, potentially leading to abdominal spasms, cramps and elimination problems, often alternating between constipation and diarrhea. This condition is known as irritable bowel syndrome and more and more people are being diagnosed with it in recent years.

If you are suffering from IBS, here is a plan for coffee replacement that deals with caffeine withdrawal. This plan also uses a Replacement that is Alkaline rather than Acidic and may actually help to heal your digestive tract.

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3. Heartburn Problems

Acid reflux and heartburn can be caused by coffee due to the way it relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter. This small muscle should remain tightly closed once you’ve eaten to prevent the contents of your stomach from coming back into the esophagus and burning its delicate lining with hydrochloric acid.

Caffeine is known to relax the esophageal sphincter so Coke and high caffeine ‘energy drinks’ can also contribute to heartburn, but coffee is particularly problematic for this.

Even decaf regularly causes heartburn problems for some people and researchers think other compounds in coffee can also contribute to acid reflux problems.

4. Coffee as a Laxative

Drinking coffee can stimulate peristalsis, the process in the digestive tract that makes us head for the bathroom. Some people use it deliberately as a laxative, but there’s a problem with this.

By stimulating peristalsis, coffee also appears to promote increased gastric emptying, whereby the stomach’s contents are quickly passed into the small intestines, often before the digesting food has been properly broken down.

In this partially digested state, it makes it much more difficult for nutrients to be absorbed from your food. It also increases the chances of irritation and inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract.

Once again, decaffeinated coffee has also been shown to have laxative and gastric emptying properties so it seems caffeine alone is not to blame.caffeine effects

5. Mineral Absorption, Your Kidneys and Coffee

Heavy coffee drinkers may have difficulty getting enough minerals in their diet, even if they eat mineral rich foods or take supplements. This is due to the way coffee affects iron absorption in your stomach and particularly your kidneys ability to retain calcium, zinc, magnesium and other important minerals.

While all of these minerals are vital for good health, from a digestive standpoint, any interference with magnesium absorption is particularly worrying as it is necessary to maintain bowel regularity and so many of us are already deficient in it.

If you are concerned that you might not be getting enough magnesium (and apparently around 70% of other people in the USA are in a similar position, whether they know it or not) then transdermal magnesium oil can be more effective than oral supplements, which usually have poor absorption rates.

6. Acrylamide in Coffee

Acrylamide is a potentially carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substance that forms when coffee beans are roasted at high temperatures. The darker the roast, the higher the levels of acrylamide are likely to be. In fact, coffee has been shown to be one of the major sources of this dangerous chemical in American diets.

If you would like to know more about acrylamide, the other main sources and ways to avoid it, see the page on the dangers of acrylamide.coffee negatives

7. Coffee, Stress and Tension

Drinking lots of coffee will promote the release of the stress hormones cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These chemicals increase your body’s heart rate, blood pressure and tension levels – the old ‘fight or flight’ response.

We often say we need to drink coffee to give us energy. But for many of us, has it gone further than just energy and turned into a kind of jittery tension that is always on and makes it difficult to relax? Maybe it pushes you to get through the paperwork, but longer-term the health implications of this kind of ongoing stress are significant.

Turning on the stress hormones with a cup of coffee when you’re eating also interferes with the digestive process. When you’re in ‘fight or flight’ mode, your body will divert its resources to being ready for a potential threat and digestion suffers as a result.

Finally, the caffeine in coffee is known to interfere with GABA metabolism. Gamma-aminobutyric acid  is a neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood and stress levels. It should also have a calming effect on the gastrointestinal tract.

Your mood and your digestive system are surprisingly interrelated. Unfortunately, when you drink a lot of coffee the high levels of caffeine in it can negatively affect both of them.negative coffee effects


Many people are very protective of their coffee and probably won’t like to hear all of these health problems associated with it. But if you’ve made it reading this far, perhaps you have a feeling that there could be some value in cutting down a bit or even replacing it altogether.

If you are experiencing any of the digestive problems above, or just feel coffee has you too on edge but don’t know how to quit it, coming up next is a plan to replace the negative side effects of coffee with a new kind of drink that tastes similar but is actually healthy, as well as a simple way to reduce caffeine withdrawal problems when you make the switch.

Do you think you might drink a bit too much coffee, but that it’s become such a habit you find it hard to stop? Have you tried giving up coffee before, whether successfully or not? I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts on how coffee affects you personally and your experiences with trying to give it up.

Here is a little infographic describing the effects of coffee on your health curtesy offreeinsurancequotes.net:

negative effects of caffeine


This Is What 3 Cups Of Coffee A Day Do To Your Liver


The latest research has shown that drinking your favorite morning beverage, coffee, is good for the liver.

In fact it was found that people who drink large quantities of coffee every day, lowered the level of non-performing enzymes in the liver, and the same effect can also be achieved with decaf coffee.

Study author Dr. Xiao Qian from Maryland University said that previous studies have shown that drinking coffee has a positive effect on the liver, but it was not known if decaf works the same.

coffe and liver

To determine the results of decaf coffee, Xiao and his colleagues have used previous data and reviewed the research conducted on 27,800 people older than 20 years.

The objective of this research was an insight into the general health of American citizens, who were undergoing medical examinations and interviews.

Scientists have found that people who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had lower levels of liver enzymes compared with non-coffee drinkers.

So enjoy your coffee knowing that you are protecting your liver at the same time.

Be healthy!







Spirulina is packed with a variety of nutrients, especially proteins which take up 60-70%. Therefore, it represents an excellent source of protein for vegetarians. Quantitatively, taking one teaspoon of spirulina, you are entering 1.2 grams of protein into your body.

Spirulina has a lot of iron, about 28 grams per 100 grams of powder.

To enter 50% of the recommended daily intake of iron, women younger than 50 years should take 5 teaspoons of spirulina per day, while women over 50 years three teaspoons a day.

It is best to use spirulina along with some other supplements to increase the iron levels in your body. A recent study showed that the intake of 3 grams of spirulina per day increases the level of hemoglobin and red blood cells in individuals suffering from anemia.

In addition to protein and iron, Spirulina is also an excellent selection of vitaspirulina 1min B12. However, you can not rely only on spirulina for your daily vitamin intake, but here are some things this superfood helps with.


1. Reduces chronic fatigue

Thanks to its high content of polysaccharides, vitamin B and essential fatty acids, spirulina fills your body with energy.

2. Fights against allergies

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Taking 2 grams of spirulina per day for a period of six months eliminates the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, including sneezing, nasal congestion and itching.

3. It has strong antiviral properties

Animal studies have shown that spirulina may help to inhibit the replication of several types of viruses, including herpes, measles, mumps and the flu, and even the HIV virus.

4. Lowers cholesterol

Spirulina can be of great benefit for people suffering from heart disease. Several studies have investigated whether this supplement reduces the fat content in the blood and they discovered that a daily dose of 2-4 grams for a period of 3 months decreases the content of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood

5. Lowers blood pressure

It is alleged that a dose of 4.5 grams per day for a period of six weeks reduced blood pressure in people with normal blood pressure.

6. Helps with diabetes

Several animal studies have shown that spirulina significantly reduced blood sugar levels, overriding even the popular diabetes drug metformin.

This supplement contains manganese and the amino acid cysteine, which both have an important role in creating insulin.

One human study discovered that 2 grams of spirulina per day for a period of 2 months lowers blood sugar.

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7. It works against cancer

Phycocyanin, the main active component of spirulina which gives it the blue-green color, has powerful antioxidant properties. It is alleged that the antioxidant capacity of this component is somewhere in the level of vitamins C and E.

Animal studies have shown that spirulina reduces the chances of cancer.

8. Chronic arsenic poisoning

If you plan on traveling to countries where drinking water contains a lot of arsenic (eg Bangladesh, India, Taiwan and Chile), it may be advisable to take 250 mg of spirulina with 2 mg of zinc twice daily for 16 weeks, because that way you will be reducing the level of arsenic in the body.

9. It has a prebiotic effect

Spirulina and its prebiotic effect stimulates the good bacteria of the intestinal flora, maintaining the proper functioning of the digestive system.

Warnings and Contraindications

Also, since Spirulina strengthens the immune system, its consumption can worsen the symptoms of a disease that  that makes the immune system hyperactive, such as for example multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Spirulina can also have contraindications when taken with other drugs, so you should always consult your doctor if you are already taking any medication.

People with a hereditary metabolic disorder, phenylketonuria, must not take spirulina because it contains phenylalanine, an amino acid that these people can not metabolize.

If you want to start drinking spirulina, start with small doses and gradually increase them.

The powder variant can be mixed with juices or shakes, while the spirulina capsules should be taken with water.




What Happens When you Drink Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey on an Empty Stomach in the Morning


We have already heard about healthy recipes containing apple cider vinegar or honey. These drinks will undoubtedly do wonders for your health and wellbeing. Now we present you a new recipe which combines these two ingredients in an even more amazing drink. This drink is strongly recommended to people who experience some kind of inflammation, problems with digestions, and pain in the muscles, joints or throat. All you need to do is to consume it daily on an empty stomach and see the results in a short period of time.

drink honey and acv on empty stomach

What are the health benefits from this drink?

The combination of honey and apple cider vinegar is perfect in the fight and prevention of infections thanks to its active compounds. In the same time it is great for the overall health and wellbeing of your organism because it kills bacteria which causes inflammations, infections and various diseases and many more benefits.

Here is a complete list of all the benefits you will gain from this mixture:

  • Eliminates pain in the joints so it is perfect for people with arthritis.
  • Eliminates acid and heartburn
  • Helps with digestion and constipation
  • Reduces cholesterol in the blood thus decreases blood pressure
  • Helps in the fight with extra weight
  • Great medicine for sore throat
  • Energy booster
  • Gives glow to the skin making it better and healthier
  • Eliminated bad breath
  • Helps with inflammation

Why should I use exactly this combination?

We lead stressful and fast lifestyle consuming large amounts of unhealthy food and drinks. This leads to changes of the pH value in our body. The low pH makes the body acidic which leads to many diseases, infections, inflammation, lack of energy and nausea. Consuming this drink in the morning before any of your daily activities at first will give you an excellent energy boast and then when the apple cider vinegar becomes digested it will make your body alkaline. This will help your organism fight everything which is harmful for you and it will help you stay in good shape.

The recipe for apple cider vinegar and honey drink

Before anything else you must make sure that the products which you are about to use are 100% natural i.e. organic and unprocessed. If you use the ordinary vinegar and honey which is processed and sold in any supermarket you won’t get the wanted results.


  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (you can use 1 tablespoon if you can tolerate the taste)
  • 1 cup of water

When you should drink it?

The best is to be consumed daily, in the morning, 20 min before breakfast so it has time to be digested. Also you may consume it during the day depending on your needs and preferences.

Warning: You should have in mind that consuming high amounts of apple cider vinegar may result in low potassium levels and bone density. Also the vinegar may interact with diuretic, laxatives and medicine for diabetes and heart diseases. If you plan to use it for long time the best is to consult your doctor of pharmacist.

Source: MakeYourLifeHealthier.com


How To Relieve Your Sinus Infection In Under 30 Seconds


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Especially during allergy season, I wake up daily so stuffed up. I can’t breathe through my nose, my eyes itch, and it’s all around not a very fun experience. A few years ago, I stumbled upon this method to relieve sinus congestion. Of course, this alone won’t fix the problem permanently. Kicking up the spicy food in your life and drinking lots of pure water will help relieve sinus congestion as well.

Here’s method:

  1. Push your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Apply pressure but don’t go overboard.
  2. Place your thumb between your eyebrows.
  3. Press down with your thumb for about 30 seconds, applying a decent amount of pressure. Don’t push too hard though.

Your sinuses will begin to drain almost immediately. This works because the vomer bone in your nasal passages rocks back and forth with the pressure, which loosens up the phlegm in your sinuses, allowing it to drain.

Pretty neat, huh? Next time you’re feeling stuffed up, give it a try.

ブラックシード 「『死』以外には何にでも効く薬」?



http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/black-seed-remedy-everything-death  より翻訳


ブラックシードとは、きれいな花の咲く一年生植物のニゲラ・サティヴァ(Nigella Sativa)の種子のことですが、はるか昔からその治癒の効力が賞賛されています。

英語圏では、ローマン・コリアンダー(Roman coriander)、ブラック・セサミ(black sesame)、ブラック・クミン (black cumin)、ブラック・キャラウェイ(black caraway)、そしてオニオン・シード(onion seed)などの様々な名前で呼ばれていますが、現在最もよく知られている名前はブラック・シードであり、これはその外観的特徴を最も的確にとらえた名前と言えるでしょう。


アラビア文化圏では、ブラックシードはHabbatul barakahとして知られていますが、これは「祝福の種(seed of blessing)」という意味です。また、イスラム教の預言者モハメッドは、この種について「死以外のあらゆる病を癒す薬」であると話していたとされています。



















ニゲラ・サティヴァ(ブラックシード)に含まれる主な有効成分の一つ、チモキノンは動物モデルのぜんそくに対して、製薬のフルチカゾンよりも効果があります。 [vi]








MRSA (メチシリン耐性黄色ブドウ球菌):
















【参照 一覧】http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/black-seed-remedy-everything-death?page=2





本文中、最後のあたりに「特許を与えられるべきでない自然の化合物」とありますが、実はあのネッスル社(Nestle)は、このブラックシードの凄まじい治癒力に着目し、ブラックシードに対する特許を出願しようと試みています  何千年も前から知られている事実ですが。。。同社は以前にも、牛乳を便秘薬として特許を取ろうとしていたらしいです。







シアテラオーガニックス(Shea Terra Organics) ブラック シード オイル サーティファイド オーガニック 138ml


ハーブの種 「ニゲラ サティバ」

The Reticular Activation System (RAS)



The brain processes over 400 billion bits of information every second. Out of this huge amount of information available, only 2000 bits of this information can be processed consciously. The rest of the information is processed without our awareness. In other words, 99.9999% of the information presented to us simply go unnoticed!

The question then is, “what decides for us the bits that we perceive and the ones that we don’t?” Well, this decision is made every time by the reticular activation system (RAS).
The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is the part of the brain stem that acts as an ‘Automatic Goal Seeking device’! It is a network of nerve pathways that filter all the sensory input your brain draws from your external world. Whatever you see, hear, feel or taste passes through the RAS.
The RAS is crucial to your success because it sorts through your environment for information patterns that best match your beliefs or what you are familiar with. When it sees a match, your conscious mind is alerted. The RAS links your thoughts and feelings with similar things in your environment.
It’s funny how differently people react to the same event. Where some people see opportunities, others may perceive difficulties. It is obvious that how you feel about any event is influenced by what you think it means. In other words, your belief system will determine whether your RAS will work for you or against you.
If you want your RAS to work for you, then you must program it to watch out for what you want. When you program a specific idea or a goal into your reticular activation system, it doesn’t matter whether you’re asleep or awake, thinking about it or not, the RAS will find precisely what you’ve told it to find. It will pick out for your awareness relevant data from billions of bits of information around you and edit out irrelevant information.
When you create a clear, focused picture of what you want, this part of your brain kicks into high gear and doesn’t stop until it finds it for you….
One of the easiest ways to program your RAS to work for you is to care about how you feel. Feel good about yourself, feel grateful for what you have or what you love, appreciate the success of others. When you do this frequently, your RAS will get the drift. You will begin to easily see things to be thankful for, including great opportunites for better living.
Here’s the thing, if you’re focused on good feelings your RAS will always match you up with more things that make you feel good. By now it’s obvious why “the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Here is some warning however. The RAS will work against you if you program it to watch out for what you don’t want. The RAS does not care whether you love something or not, it only looks out for whatever pattern in your environment that matches your dominant thoughts or beliefs.
For instance, If you are usually conscious of what you don’t like, then your RAS has been programmed to alert you to what you don’t like! You will ‘see’ so much of what you don’t want, it would seem as though you are practically at war with your environment.
You see, anger does you no good. Neither does jealousy, envy, nor hatred. Forgiving others is more often than not for your benefits, not for the offender; after all, when you forgive others you dispel with ill feelings.
Your feelings are doing much more than you think. So care much about how you feel; it’s your highway to success.