Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays !!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season. During this time of year, different faiths celebrate their holidays with age old traditions. Many of us are familiar with mistletoe...hung above doorways. In ages past, mistletoe was used to keep the home free of witches and evilk spirits. But, did you know that drinking mistletoe tea can be good for you ? That's right ! Mistletoe tea is good for your circulation. It can also help with menopausal and period problems. Of course, never drink unprocessed mistletoe tea. It can be fatal !!
However, you can purchase commercially available mistletoe leaves or tea bags. The berries are poisonous. If anyone is familiar with mistletoe tea or other hormonal herbs like maca, I would like you to share your experience with our readers.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thanksgiving and Nutmeg

Thanksgiving Day is almost here. Each year, we celebrate the goodness of the Lord and all that is bestowed upon us. We celebrate in much the same way as the Pilgrims of the Mayflower, who landed at Plymouth rock. The first Thanksging was held in 1621. Pilgrims and native Americans of the Wampanoag tribe celebrated together. They feasted on deer and wild turkeys. Some vegetables were present, but meat was the main staple. The noon hour was set aside for the "noon meat".
The Pilgrims used spices in their meals. Among the spices were ginger, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Let's take a minute to discuss the nutritional value of nutmeg.
Nutmeg is a seed from a tree. The most common species of nutmeg trees is the Myristica fragrans. This tree is indiginous to the Banda Islands.
Nutmeg not only tastes good, but it has nutritional value. Nutmeg is commonly used in pumpkin pie. However, pumpkin pie was probably not served at the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims has used up their supply of sugar from the Mayflower by harvest time in the autumn of 1621.

7g of Nutmeg contains:

37 calories

2g of satured fat

3g of fat

0 cholesterol

1mg of sodium

12.8mg of manganese

12.9mg of calcium

24.5mg of potassium

1g fiber

0 protein

Low sodium content ,and no cholesterol,
makes nutmeg a good food to eat.

The fat content is not so attractive.

Nutmeg also contains vitamin A, C, and choline.

Nutmeg helps digestion. It reduces stomach acidity and flatulence.
It also is used in medicine for respiratory problems.

Nutmeg cures:

stomach aches


It also
detoxifys the body.

Nutmeg helps to increase circulation and reduces blood pressure.

Enjoy some pumpkin pie this holiday season
and reep the benefits of Nutmeg.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Socialized Medicine

With all the talk about President Obama's new health plan, it might do well to refresh our memories about socialized medicine. The term is used in the USA when talking about publically funded health care. It was first used by the AMA in 1947 in
opposition to President Truman's health care initiative of that same year.
The original meaning of the term referred to a system that the goverrment would operate and employ health care professionals. This meaning applies to the British National Health Service and other health programs operating in other countries.
These countries include:

and Cuba.

The term is more recently used to include Canada's Medicare system.

Most industrialized countries have some form of publically funded health care.
Only the USA does not provide universal care
according to the Institute of Medicine.

The term, socialized medicine, has a negative connotation in the USA, since it is associated with socialism. The first system of this type was initiated by Otto Van Bismarck after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870.

The following countries adopted some form of socialized medicine
in the following years:

Soviet Union-1920

New Zealand -1939

China- 1950's thru 1970's

Cuba- 1960's under Castro

In Australia, the federal government remains total responsible. In the UK, taxes are collected to subsidize health care. In the USA, public opinion believes that government involvement would increase costs and require more taxes. However, data from other countries does not support this belief even when taxes are collected ,as in the British system. The debate continues about socialized medicine versus our current USA system and proposed new plans such as Obama's reform ideas.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Summer 2009 : Top human illnesses

The summer is a time for fun and relaxation. Swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities are in full swing. However, it is also a time to contract some very serious illnesses. Rashes, influenza and others that are much more serious.

Lyme disease
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
West Nile

and...... even Swine Flu

Let's take a moment to discuss Lyme disease.

Lyme disease, also known as borreliosis, is classified as a zoonosis.
Three species of bacteria are responsible for the disease. The disease is named
after the town of Lyme. Connecticut where a number of cases surfaced in 1975.
It is the most common tick borne disease. Infected hard-bodied ticks bite humans after hosting on a natural reserve of rodents. Early symptoms include:

The disease can be treated with antibiotics.

A circular skin rash, called erythema migrans, appears in a characteristic
bullesye pattern. If left untreated, lyme disease can affect the joints, heart and cenral nervous system. Arthritis usually persists after the disease is successfully treated.
If you suspect that you have been bitten, and have a circular bulleye rash, do not delay treatment. This is a serious disease. Be knowledgable and take action.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009


Don't take chances. Enjoy a nutritious energy drink made with quercitin.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MORE ABOUT RESVERATROL: What can it do for me ?

Recently, there has been much talk about resveratrol, Most notable, Dr Oz and the Oprah Show presenting the beneficial effects of the antioxidant powerhouse.
Resveratrol is a polyphenolic found in grapes, red wine, peanuts and some berries. It is produced by some plants when under attack by bacteria or fungus. It has also been chemically synthesized from Japanese knotwood.
Some of the benefits of resveratrol include:


increased energy

preventing cancer

weight loss

fighting arthritis

There are many products on the market containing resveratrol.
Of these, it seems that Resveratrol Ultra is widely recommended. All products are not alike. The quality of the resveratrol depends on how fast it is frozen before use. Left unattended, the molecole rapidly decomposses and losses its bebeficial qualities. High quality resveratrol products pay close attention to how it is handled.
However, even high quality products can have side effects. It has been reported that high dosages of resveratrol can cause joint pain, diarrhea, and numbness in the arms and legs. Stomach pain has also been reported. Moderate dosages are recommended.

Have you tried Resveratrol ?

Feeling better ?

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shopping on the Run ?

If you're like me, you like to get in and out of the store quickly. Find what you need, pay for it, and hit the roaad ! If this is you're idea of shopping, then welcome to the one stop shopping spot for health and beauty products.... and quick service. ontherun

Friday, March 20, 2009


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