I have a confession. Even after many years of using and working with natural medicine, I still have an underlying fear of chiropractors. Not the men and women who are part of the appeal. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2014
The key to more energy and can be quiet in front of your face. Before going crazy trying to figure out – take a deep breath. Continue reading
The term “alternative medicine” can be somewhat misleading. If you combine it with the word “complementary” as in “alternative and complementary medicine”, the meaning is significantly more accurate. Continue reading
On this site I have generally focused on the more positive and promising aspects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). But not every study that examines the benefits of natural treatments produces successful results. Continue reading
There is a chain of high-end health food stores in the United States called Whole Foods. It is a great place to visit if you’re interested in gourmet food, all-natural personal care and the most trendy supplements known to mankind.
But it is not cheap. Some people even joke that Whole Foods should be renamed Whole Paycheck, because that’s often what you end up spending there. This can be quite daunting for those interested in the natural life, but can not afford to shop this way. If you’ve ever felt that way, please note that the vast majority of holistic lifestyle and diet products are not high cost. The trick is finding creative ways to derive the same benefits that normally come with a hefty price tag.
The most cost-effective way to reduce medical expenses, is to demand less. This is not a commentary on what the government or private health insurers to cover or not. Continue reading
Stop using any and every random lotion under the sun to care for your skin. The things you rub into your skin will be absorbed, not only by your skin, but they enter your bloodstream as well.
We need to stop slathering our epidermis all over with a concoction of compounds, additives, and yes, toxins. Odds are, you are likely already getting way too much of those wonderful materials in the air you breathe or the foods that you consume. And in the event that you’re caring for a baby, you absolutely should be certain to work with as many natural items as you can. That soft infant skin is much more sensitive than our own!
The quantity of infant care goods out there on the market today is simply amazing. Numerous distinct brands, ingredients, and too many guarantees made.
Often its best to keep things simple
Frequently referred to as “the most healthful oil in the world”, coconut/copra oil (unrefined and all-natural) is perfect for soft baby skin (and it will do wonders for YOUR skin, also)! It contains many anti oxidants, and it is even antifungal, antibacterial, and acts as a germicide. Here’s how you find a good brand of coconut oil.
The Best Natural “Lotion” You Can Find
When stored at room temperature it is a solid, however it will melt down readily into your palms and in to yours, or your infant’s, skin. It is ideal for using right after bathing. Its great for infants and adults alike! Does wonders for your hands as a moisturizer, also.
Good for Diaper Rash
Apply copra/coconut oil liberally for an astonishingly and fantastic strategy to dealing with this irritating issue.
Helps as a Cradle Cap Remedy
Cradle cap is dealt with by many through the use of coconut oil. It is by far one of the better natural remedies for cradle cap that you can use. Just rub a small quantity of the oil onto the infant’s scalp, and lightly slough off the dead skin employing an extremely soft-bristled brush meant for an infant or a fine-toothed infant comb. Remove extra oil by using a warm washcloth to softly rub the infant’s head.
Not Just for Infants
Go ahead. Spoil your self with this awesome natural moisturizer. You Will love how delicate your fingers and toes will likely be after just one use of this amazing oil.
Is spirulina the best protein on Earth? Honestly, if a health ‘expert’ tells you that one protein source is better for you than another – be careful. In reality, we all absorb nutrients in a variety of ways due to personal health history, age, food combining, heavy metal toxicity, genetics – the list goes on and on.
Are you protein deficient? On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Gerald Cyweski, a top expert on large-scale microalgae production talk about one of the most popular superfoods on the planet – spirulina. We’ll discuss the safety concerns surrounding spriulina – especially since the Fukushima nuclear accident; why all brands are not created equal plus much more.
Should everyone be consuming spirulina?
First of all, as a long-time vegetarian, I must admit it’s easy to become protein (or nutrient) deficient on any diet, including the widely-celebrated vegan way of life. Too many vegetarians opt for ‘fake meat’ products – loaded with genetically engineered or heavily processed soy ingredients. These synthetic proteins create hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders plus a host of immune system problems.
Generally speaking, chronic fatigue, emotional stress or any other chronic health condition can be linked to a poor diet. When considering which protein is best for you – always consider the quality first. If you prefer an animal-based protein diet – be sure to eat 100% grass-fed beef or raw (grass-fed) dairy products to avoid the genetically engineered toxins fed to conventionally-raised animals.
Keep in mind, conventionally-raised animal food producers don’t want you to know how their animals are fed. In truth, most of these animals are eating GMOs, getting pumped with antibiotics and fed the lowest-cost (unnatural) animal feed.
Conversely, many vegetarians eat too many processed carbohydrates, synthetic vitamins and minerals and foreign proteins – which leave the body nutrient deprived. Low-quality protein intake can lead to cellular stress; low sex drive; poor brain function, eye health and cardiovascular disease.
If you’re looking for a good source of protein – just 3 grams of high-quality spirulina provides 60% protein, lots of vitamins and minerals plus many phytonutrients for optimal health.
How does spirulina reverse disease conditions?
Spirulina, known as a cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, are found in pristine freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers. This truly ‘super’ food offers health benefits to almost every organ and bodily function. If you’re looking for cellular regeneration, accelerated wound repair or faster healing time – spirulina can help. By enriching the immune system, you’re less likely to experience colds, flus or other infectious diseases.
In this computer age, many people are looking to improve their eye health. Rich in antioxidants, spirulina is 10 times richer than carrots (per gram) in vitamin A – especially good for nourishing the eyes. Today, we view inflammation as an underlying stress in every disease – spirulina happens to be one of the most potent anti-inflammatory agents found in nature. And, finally, a strong digestive system will help to detoxify the body. Find out how spirulina helps to heal leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune diseases.
This week’s guest: Dr. Gerald Cyweski, the world’s leading authority on microalgae production
Dr. Gerald Cysewski received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. As co-founder of Nutrex-Hawaii, Dr. Cysewski has served as a director of the company since 1983 and, until 1996, also served as the Scientific Director. From early 1990 to May 2008, Dr. Cysewski served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and – in October 1990 – was appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board.
In the early 1980s, Dr. Cysewski was a group leader of Microalgae Research and Development at Battelle Northwest, a major contract research and development firm and, before that, was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara – where he received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a culture system for blue-green algae.
Don’t waste your health on cheap protein. The established medical and media outlets want to brainwash people into believing that health insurance will prevent disease. In reality, high-quality (organic) food is the best way to prevent disease and protect the environment.
Pleasure the palate, nourish the body…
Soup’s On … Wow ‘em at the dining table with iLoveToLiveWell’s Bistro-Style, Tomato Bisque.
The eyes behold a rich fusion bursting with gloriously vivid, electric vermilion gorgeousness. Wafts of the irresistible, enchanting aroma tantalize the nasal. With each comforting, warming and cozy slurp…the lips lapse luxuriously into velvety delight. Then, the tongue swirls in a pool of sassy spiciness and seductive sweetness. The mind captivated in the romanticism of this cloud nine, cherishable dining interlude. All the while, the body flourishes with nourishment par excellence! Eat slowly to savor the ecstasy of these grand, gastronomic moments.
…the epitome of Recipes That WOW!
The Culinary Adventure
Let’s Get Homestyle Cooking
Yield is three quarts.
1} Put into a 5-quart pot:
In The Red
Tomatoes (red, low water content) = 48 ounces, leave skin and seeds intact
Weigh tomatoes…then core them.
Chop tomatoes into ½ inch by ½ inch pieces.
Sublime is the sapor of heirloom…unparalleled!
Pass The Thyme
Thyme (minced leaf), dried (thymus vulgaris) = 1 tablespoon
Measure minced, thyme leaf…then grind it to powder.
It’s About Thyme
A fresh perspective…
Splendid is 3 tablespoons of fresh thyme…instead of the 1 tablespoon, dried herb.
It’s Getting Hot In Here
Red chili pepper flakes = 1/8 teaspoon
Water, free of impurities = 4 cups
You say tomato… I say tomahto
Tomatoes, sun-dried = 3 ounces
If sun-dried tomatoes are without salt…accent this recipe with a little extra salt, up to ¼ teaspoon.
The sun-dried tomatoes will absolutely make or break this recipe. Be quite discriminating…sample a few varieties. Use sun-dried tomatoes of superior quality!
Which Direction To Go?
2} Lid pot…bring liquid to a rolling boil.
3} Simmer for 30 minutes…keep lid on pot for this entire time.
Run kitchen timer to count down the 30 minutes…all set, timing is everything!
4} Ready the following flavor enhancements…place them in a sauté pan:
Onion bulb, strip away its ends and peel it = 3 cups
Chop yellow onion into ¼ inch by ¼ inch pieces.
Bay leaf, dried = 1 leaf, in its whole form
A top-notch gourmet choice is…Turkish bay: laurus nobilis.
Feel free to choose 3 fresh bay leaves…in lieu of the dried leaf.
Salt, unrefined (fine grain) = ¼ teaspoon
Tingle the palate with one of this author’s most beloved salts…Andes Mountain Bolivian Rose Rock Salt!
Water, free of impurities = ½ cup, dry measure
What Happens Now?
5} Cook onion til it’s crisp-tender.
A culinary conundrum? What’s crisp-tender?
Cook til just tender…but still somewhat crunchy.
Not confident enough?
Put a fork in it!
Is there a bit of resistance when pressed into the onion? If yes… Then, we have success!
Moving on with savoir faire…
Once onion is crisp-tender…
6} Introduce garlic to the pan.
Garlic, mince it = 2 tablespoons
Click here … Get garlicky!
7} Sauté garlic for 2 or 3 minutes.
8} Fish out the bay leaf.
Everything’s panning out wonderfully well!
Only a high-speed, blender machine will pulverize the skin…and tiny seeds…of a tomato.
9} Place the salted, aromatic trio into a high-speed blender…along with:
Honey = 1 teaspoon
Select pure honey that hasn’t been processed…heated and/or filtered.
Salt, unrefined (fine grain) = ½ teaspoon
Peppercorns, black = scant, ½ teaspoon
Relish in the exquisite bouquet and zesty bite of pepper with these fine, gourmet picks of…Madagascar, Tellicherry, Malabar, Lampong or Sarawak. For its ultimate essence…always freshly grind peppercorns just before incorporating them into a meal.
A Slick Move
Olive oil = 2 tablespoons
Consider an unfiltered…extra-virgin…olive oil made from an ancient variety of olive…tree ripened…that’s been ice pressed or hasn’t been subjected to heat.
Butter, dairy = 2 tablespoons
Right On Course
Have handy a 3-quart pot.
10} Add…to the blender…a portion of what’s in the 5-quart pot.
11} And away we go… Have at it… A few zaps of the machine… Voila, smooth as silk.
Avoid spurting… Careful pureeing hot liquids. Start out on a low speed…gradually increase speed.
12} Transfer this beautiful, fragrant puree to a 3-quart pot.
13} Pour…into the blender…the remainder of what’s in the 5-quart pot.
14} Spin about the ingredients, and break into a chorus or two of… “Hey Good Lookin’! What Ya Got Cookin’?”
15} Join the luscious silk to the 3-quart pot…stir things up.
16} Lid pot to keep bisque warm.
If desired, garnish each bowlful with a complimentary dairy cheese…or perhaps a splash of heavy cream.
For both ultimate nutrition and flavor…consume foods that are heirloom, grown organically, sustainably or biodynamically.