Parsley “chemoprotective” plant

The History of Parsley

                                   PARSLEY

The name “parsley” comes from two Greek words Petroselinum (petrose) meaning “rock.”, and the other is selenium, which is an ancient name for celery. Literally, parsley means “rock celery.”  Rock celery because it thrives on rocks and walls.  The ancient Greeks and Rome believed parsley was sacred and also evil, where death and victory run hand in hand. Warriors fed parsley leaves to their horses to give them strength. The Greeks placed it on winning athletes and also on the tombs of the dead.  Parsley was closely associated with death, perhaps due to its look-alike “fool’s parsley”, which is poisonous. It was scattered over graves during funerals and planted on those sites as well. The saying “De’eis thai selinon”, or “needs only parsley” was the equivalent of today’s “one foot in the grave”.

A lot of us think that parsley only acts as a garnish for food, making the plate look more presentable and attractive. Some people just toss the leaf away or push them to the side of the plate. Not a lot of people actually eat them along with their meals.

There are two main types of parsley plants used as herbs in recipes:

            1. Curly-leaf parsley also called French parsley
            2. Italian, or flat-leaf parsley

Flat-leaf Italian parsley is more closely related to the wild parsley species that was first grown in the Mediterranean. Compared to curly parsley, it also has a stronger flavor and is easier to grow.

Some people prefer the curly-leaf variety because of its decorative appearance when it’s used on top of recipes. Both types taste very similar to someone who is not extremely familiar with them, and both offer similar health benefits.

Parsley can provide much more than a decoration on your plate. Parsley was used medicinally prior to being consumed as a food in the Mediterranean for 2,000 years before it was used for food.


 

 

 

 

It contains a range of protective vitamins and flavonoid antioxidants that are responsible for many of the disease-fighting parsley benefits being researched today. These antioxidants include luteolin, apigenin, lycopene, beta-carotene, and alpha-carotene.


PARSLEY SUPERSTARS

PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS

 

          Immune Booster

Vitamin C has many different functions.

  • Its powerful anti-inflammatory agent and its antioxidants help slow the aging process.
    • It perfectly helps to fight with edema, no matter where they occur: on the legs, face or in other places.
  • usefulness in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and needed for the healthy function of the immune system.
  • It may also be helpful in reducing the severity of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Vitamin C improves iron absorption.
  • Vitamin C helps maintain a healthy gut environment, where much of the immune system is actually located

        1. Pass the leaves and roots of the plant through a meat grinder and add the seeds in a glass bowl.
        2. Pour boiling water and wait about 7 minutes. After that, tea can be filtered and drunk.
        3. It is advisable to drink a cup of tea every two hours.
        4. To improve the taste, you can add lemon and honey.

          Important antioxidant

Vitamin A ~ helps reduce the risk for the development and progression of conditions like atherosclerosis, diabetes, and colon cancer.

It is a nutrient so important to a strong immune system that its nickname is the “anti-infective vitamin.”

          Cancer prevention

  • Protecting your cells from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals
  • This herb is sometimes called a “chemoprotective” plant because it helps protect DNA from damage, stops cell mutation and helps induce apoptosis, or the death of harmful cells.
  • Folate is vitally important for cancer-prevention or inhibiting tumors due to high levels of anti-inflammatory compounds. It is therefore important for cancer-prevention areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells such as the colon and the cervix.
  • Apigenin has been found to
    1. …“inhibit the progestin-dependent synthesis of human breast cancer cells
    2. …significantly delaying the development of, and decreasing the incidence and multiplicity of mammary tumors,” according to research done in 2013 by the American Association of Cancer.
  • Myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene are powerful oil components that benefit the body’s immune system and help fight cancer neutralizing oxidative stress and fighting off carcinogens.

          Heart Health (B, K, C)

  • K Promotes strong capillaries and is used for the prevention of spider veins.
  • B Reduces blood vessel damage lowering the risk of stroke, heart attack, and atherosclerosis (thickening of artery walls).
  • K Just 10 sprigs improves bone health and improves calcium absorption.
  • K Proper blood clotting, which can help prevent excessive bleeding.
  • C Improves Heart Health
  • Carotenoids (A vitamins) contribute to lower rates of heart disease
  • B Folate is needed for heart health – it’s a vital B vitamin that plays a critical role in protecting your heart. Folate in order to convert homocysteine, a type of amino acid found in the blood. Homocysteine is a potentially troublesome molecule that can cause damage to blood vessels when uncontrolled, potentially leading to a heart attack or stroke.
Just two tablespoons (8 grams) of parsley deliver more vitamin K than you need in a day.
NOTE:  If you are taking blood-thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin),
it is important that you do not suddenly begin to eat more foods containing vitamin K, which plays a large role in blood clotting.

 

Improves Oral Hygiene

Parsley is chock full of chlorophyll, which has antibacterial properties. You have all probably seen a sprig of parsley as a garnish to decorate your plate or on a display of dishes in a restaurant. What you may not know is that eating it after a meal fights oral bacteria that causes bad breath.

          Digestive Health

  • Parsley works as a natural diuretic.
  • Improves digestion of proteins and fats
  • Parsley’s high enzyme content contributes to improving overall digestion, and the effective elimination of waste.
  • Parsley stimulates digestion and the kidneys and helps eliminate toxins and kidney stones. It relieves water retention, bloating, indigestion, and flatulence (preventing the formation of gas).
  • It increases urine flow to remove infection-causing bacteria from the urinary tract.

“Parsley is used for inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, gravel, stones, and urine retention.”

“Parsley is remarkable for its ability to expel watery poisons, excess mucoid matter, [even] flatulence, reducing swollen and enlarged glands.”

According to Dr. John Christopher of the Herbal Legacy Group

  • Acts as antiurolithiatic drug through decreasing urinary calcium excretion, increasing urinary pH, dieresis, decreasing urinary protein excretion, and via its nephroprotective activity.”
  • It helps your body flush out more toxins such as heavy metals

According to a 2002 review done at the American University of Beirut.

  • It prevents the formation of kidney stones, benefiting digestive health because it helps stimulate kidney production of urine and draws excess water out of the abdomen, where it can cause discomfort and indigestion.
  • Regular consumption of parsley also speeds up the process of uric acid removal. This is a symptom of arthritis.
  • Help relieve water retention
  • And eases bloating
  • Treats a number of gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders:
    1. including gas
    2. constipation
    3. bloating
    4. indigestion
    5. nausea
  • It helps increase bile production and beneficial gastric juices that are needed for proper enzyme functions involved in food and nutrient absorption.

        1. Use 30g (or 3 tablespoons full) of parsley leaves per 4 cups of boiling water.
        2. Let it steep for 10 minutes and sip before meals to prevent bloating, or after to relieve it.
NOTE:  Parsley can cause serious issues for those who already have kidney or gallbladder problems.

Wound Healing

An essential amino acid found in parsley is needed to repair damaged tissues. Parsley juice works wonders to speed up wound healing after surgery.

Soothes Irritated Skin:

Rub dried or fresh parsley leaves on irritated skin or insect bites to soothe skin irritation. When dealing with boils, boil parsley leaves in water and apply it on the affected areas for a few hours. It also helps to fade freckles and spots.

Protects Eye and Skin Health(A)

  • Carotenoid and beta-carotene boost eye health. These antioxidants protect the retina and cornea from damage as someone ages.
  • Helping prevent eye disorders like macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Fights signs of aging on the skin.
  • Parsley benefits skin and dental health by fighting off infections and bacteria.
  • Protects eyes and skin from UV light damage, and may be able to help prevent skin cancer.

Bone Protecting (Ca, K, D, Mg)

  • maintaining bone density
  • fights bone breaks and fractures

Balance Hormones(B6)

  • for normalizing menstruation
  • treating amenorrhea (loss of menstrual cycle)
  • decreasing menstrual pain
  • important for fertility
  • prevents symptoms of PMS
  • prevents neural tube defects
  • important for a healthy pregnancy

Caution: Parsley is not recommended for pregnant women in large amounts, as it may cause uterine contractions, but used after delivery, it is said to tone the uterus.

Parsley Tea (uses 2 to 4 tablespoons of fresh parsley with 2 cups of water). This tea has been used in natural folk medicine as a remedy for treating gallstones, indigestion, kidney stones, constipation, and edema (bloating). Drinking ginger and parsley tea is also a great way to soothe nausea associated with pregnancy, stomach viruses, etc.

  1. Chop fresh parsley and tie up in cheesecloth. Place bundle in a teapot with lid
  2. Bring water to boil in a kettle or heavy saucepan
  3. Pour boiling water over cheesecloth bundle, cover and let steep for 10 minutes
  4. Warm 1 tablespoon honey for each cup of tea and serve while hot.
  5. It is advisable to drink a cup of tea every two hours.

Use 30g (or 3 tablespoons full) of parsley leaves per 4 cups of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes and sip before meals to prevent bloating, or after to relieve it.


Many Christian groups also celebrate Passover. Christians tend to view the brilliant green parsley as symbolizing new life, the life they believe is promised by Jesus’ resurrection. Because of Parsley’s bitterness, it is done in remembrance of the enslaved Jews and the tears they shed.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  It shows your interest in health or at least your curiosity.  I am truly enjoying learning more about the powerful benefits of the Herbs and Spices we use in our kitchens.  If you enjoyed this post and learning about Parsley, please press the follow button, like it, and share how it helped you.  If you know someone who could be helped by this information please pass it on.  People are destroyed from a lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)  I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread the word so that more people can live their best life now free and to the fullest.


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Tumeric / Curcumin

Turmeric [TER-muh-rihk] is a tropical plant.  It is a tropical plant that has been given a variety of titles because of its powerful benefits to us.  Here are some of those titles:

“The Golden Spice of Life” because Turmeric is one of the most powerful herbs out there.

“The Magic Bullet” Tumeric is as close to the ‘magic bullet’ in foods and herbs responsible for reproducing the whole plant’s healing power as one may get.  It may be one of the most studied spices to date with 12,000 peer-reviewed published Studies with over 800 potential preventive and Therapeutic applications, as well as 250 distinct beneficial physiological effects.  

“The Wonder herb” – because of its long list of health benefits.  For over 5,000 years, turmeric has been used throughout India and Asia for culinary purposes and perfume. Historically, both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine have celebrated the healing benefits of turmeric, also.  

“The Most Powerful Medicine”Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties that has proven to be a medicinal staple that has stood the test of time.

A powerful flavonoid in Turmeric is Curcumin.   Curcumin is the most prominent constituent in Turrmeric and is the primary polyphenol.  It is a revered king of anti-inflammatories.

CURCUMIN – carries all the anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities that are needed by the body to sustain overall health.  Curcumin affects your fat-metabolizing hormone, adiponectin (which is a hormone released by adipocytes or fat cells fat cells. It helps regulate tissue inflammation and responsiveness to insulin Insulin is made by beta cells of the pancreas.)  This connection helps your body utilize fat for fuel.  Low Adiponectin levels are highly linked with insulin resistance and diabetes.  It delivers the following benefits: This connection helps your body utilize fat for fuel. 

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs.

Why is turmeric getting undivided scientific attention?

Turmeric roots

The density of research performed on this remarkable spice suggests that it compares favorably with a variety of conventional medications in use.

Furthermore, according to the Journal of the American Chemical Society, turmeric contains a wide range of powerful anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, pain reducer, anti-oxidant, cleanser/detoxifier, anti fungal, and an anti-Inflammatory agent that helps support the body’s natural response to inflammation.

TURMERIC IS AN INCREDIBLY POWERFUL ANTI-OXIDANT

Oxidation is a natural occurrence where our bodies age.  Just like bananas, apples, and avocados that brown while they are exposed to the air, our bodies experience the same type of browning through sun, air, sugar, processed foods, and toxic chemicals.  Turmeric has a potent antioxidant properties helping prevent oxidative stress.

Calms Brain Inflammation – With over 2000 study abstracts on turmeric’s healing properties indexed thus far, research shows of it’s Brain-Saving power.  Let’s take a look.  Curcumin’s polyphenol reduces inflammation and keeps the left and right hemispheres in sync leading to higher cognitive functioning, the ultimate higher thinking!  Lipophilic function where it crosses the blood brain barrier to enhance our cognitive function. and help us to stay active and mobile.  In New research published in Stem Cell Research and Therapy, says Turmeric may boost your brain proliferation or its power to repair itself. A study published in paid 2009 journal, vitamin D 3 improved the efficiency of Curcumin clearing out amyloid-beta plaque.  Supports brain function and cognition as you age and is associated with preventing Alzheimer’s. Your brain is the fattest organ in your body and may consist of at least 60 percent fat.  In other words, it improves metabolism and fat utilization.  No wonder it is good for your brain, having properties for good fat-metabolizing.

Blood Purifier – It is known for blood purification or opening up three body meridians (liver, lungs, and heart).  Cleans Arteries to Lower Cholesterol Levels.

Immune Booster – lipopolysaccharide in Turmeric helps stimulate the body’s immune system.

Psoriesis (skin conditions) – The wound healing properties of turmeric heal the rashes, blood spots, and scaly skin allergies caused due to psoriasis.  Sprinkle Turmeric on cuts or burns to speed up the healing process.

How to use Aloe Vera and Turmeric:

  1. Take a cup of turmeric powder and a fresh Aloe Vera leaf or (For Smaller dose – 1Tbsp Turmeric & 2 Tbsp Aloe Vera)
  2. Cut and open the Aloe Vera leaf and take the gel outside with the help of a spoon
  3. Add the Aloe Vera gel to the cup containing turmeric powder
  4. Make it as a thick paste and apply it on the affected area
  5. Massage in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes
  6. Wash it off with cool water after 15-20 minutes
  7. Do this on a daily basis on the affected skin regions

CAUTIONS:

Boil the water to apply on your skin or psoriasis affected regions and be precautious with the temperature.

Large amounts of turmeric consumption might lower the testosterone levels in male and can decrease the sperm movement if consumed orally. Hence, the turmeric must be used in with caution in people who try to have a baby.

How much is enough?  For a healthy inflammatory response, you need about 500 – 1,000 mg of curcumin per day for an “effective dose”.

Arthritis comes from the Greek word arthron, which means joint, and the Latin word itis, which mean inflammation. Therefore, arthritis literally means “inflammation of the joint”.  Over 250 million are affected by Arthritis worldwide. Turmeric is helpful in reducing pain for both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Scientists have discovered that turmeric can reduce inflammation similar to multiple blockbuster prescription drugs.

Manages/Controls Diabetes – helping maintain blood sugar balance, it helps you utilize carbs in the body, which makes it 500-100,000 times more potent than, and diabetes medications. It is associated with preventing diabetes.

Spectacular Support for the Liver – Turmeric has strong hepatic properties, acting to support the normal functioning of the liver in multiple ways. Studies show that it may also be effective in the prevention and treatment of liver damage and cirrhosis.  Furthermore, turmeric can also aid in treating people with hepatitis, and jaundice as it is said it can shrink inflamed hepatic ducts.

Cleans Arteries to Lower Cholesterol Levels – If you have plaque in your arteries, the curcuminoids in turmeric have proven to be effective in lowering both cholesterol and blood pressure.  For this reason, it lowers the chances of blood clotting, keeping your blood vessels safe and lowering the risk of developing heart disease as well.  Turmeric also is believed to invigorate and improve blood circulation.

Aids in Weight Management – Turmeric in the diet increases the production of enzymes that digest fats (because of its cholagogue properties, which is responsible in increasing our liver’s bile production and promotes bile excretion through the gallbladder.) and sugars, and stop cholesterol from forming gallstones. 

Healthier Digestive System – Curcumin in Turmeric brings down the swelling in the Gut.  

  • Adding turmeric to your diet can calm the swelling associated with many symptoms, particularly dairy intolerance and a leaky gut.  
  • People with colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diarrhea could surely benefit from using turmeric.
  • This herb could help in improving intestinal flora or as a follow-up supplement when you have undergone an antibiotic treatment.
  • If you often experience menstrual and digestive cramps. As it contains antispasmodic agents, this herb can soothe contracted muscles that cause cramps.  Try taking it 2x a day, two days before your expected monthly period.

Prevents Cancers  – Turmeric can prevent cancerous tumors from forming and if they are already in the body.  The powerful herb can help eliminate it.  It helps fight cancer cells and prevents them from metastasizing. It reduces carcinogenic heterocyclic amines that are formed when meat is cooked by up to 40 percent.  It is one of the best protectors against radiation-induced tumors. It also has a preventive effect against tumor cells such as T-cell leukemia, colon carcinomas and breast carcinomas.

How much is enough?  For a healthy inflammatory response, you need about 500 – 1,000 mg of curcumin per day for an “effective dose”.

  • Eating lots of Indian, Thai, and Indonesian foods will help you get plenty.
  • Turmeric has a gorgeous, deep orange/yellow color and adds a much needed “warmth” to many boring soups and other dishes.  It is extremely easy to incorporate into your diet.
  • Supplementing turmeric into your diet is an effective way to prevent future problems and mend the above already existing dilemmas.
  • You can add turmeric in powder form to curries, stir fried dishes, smoothies, warm milk and even to spicy salad dressings.

Golden Milk/Latte (Turmeric Tea Latte – click to watch video)

  1. 1/2 c. Water
  2. 1/4 c. Turmeric
  3. Cook about 7 minutes.
  4. Add water if it gets thick.
  5. 2 c. Coconut Milk
  6. 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  7. 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
  8. 1 tsp – 1 Tbsp. Turmeric Paste
  9. 1 tsp. Chopped Ginger
  10. 4-6 Black Peppercorns or *White Pepper 
  11. 1 Pinch Stevia

Optimizing Turmeric (Curcumin) Absorption:  *White Pepper Boosts Curcumin Absorption, by 30-200% and sometimes higher, because it contains 4.8% to 10.0% that is fermented piperine compared to its counterpart Black pepper @ 4.6% to 9.7% piperine-not fermented.  In terms of antioxidants, white pepper demonstrates about 20% higher activity. Its ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units, a unit of measurement for antioxidant content) is 40,700 versus 34,000 for black pepper.


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TOP 10 Diseases & Conditions Part 2 of 10: Cancer – Cancer Wars

Please visit part 1 of this TOP 10 Diseases series called “Heart Matters”.


“Cancer Wars”

When you hear the words “You Have Cancer” from your doctor this can naturally be very distressing and fill you with fear, anxiety, and confusion. This news can be like a death sentence. The thoughts of panic set in creating more stress that our physical bodies have a hard time dealing with.

I have great news:  most cancers are reversible with holistic therapies that address imbalances of the body, mind, and spirit. This is not an opinion; it is a statement of fact that’s based on first-hand experience by so many cancer sufferers.

The sad thing is that more than 1 million people in the United States alone get cancer each year, and as of 2009, a total of 562,340 deaths from cancer were projected to occur in the United States yearly.  In fact the United States has the lowest healthy life expectancy rate of all modern industrialized countries.  The healthy life expectancy score is based on how long you live, the quality of your life in the last 15 years of your life, and is proportional to Doctor visits and access to medical care.  So we spend double on healthcare and yet have the worst healthy life expectancy rate.   Something doesn’t add up.  Further, sugary snacks and sweetened beverages are often served at Cancer Centers throughout the US while patients are receiving their chemotherapy treatments.  Cancer feeds on sugar.  Even diet plans cancer patients are encouraged to consume are Boost and Ensure, puddings, and jello’s ALL containing unhealthy sugars. What is wrong with this picture? We aren’t learning.

In addition, most cancer patients will opt in for chemotherapy out of the fear of diagnosis and generally suggested treatment.  But did you know that “97% of the time chemotherapy doesn’t work?  So why do we still do it?” asks  Dr. Peter Glidden.


According to the CDC, A new report says cancer has replaced heart disease as the leading cause of death in 22 states. In the United States map to the right, we can see which states cancer is more prevalent to the incidents of cancer. I have listed 6 of 17 top stats for types of cancer in 2017, from Cancer.Gov below:

  1. Breast Cancer (female-male) 252,710 – 2,470
  2. Lung Cаnсеr (222,500) – Cancer is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous threats to firefighters. Make smart choices and utilize best practices to reduce your risk.
  3. Prostate (161,360)
  4. Colon/Rectal Combined (135,430)
  5. Melanoma (tumor) (87,110)
  6. Bladder (79,030)

The above stats are frightening to say the least.  Thеrе аrе more thаn 200 kindѕ оf саnсеr and each hаѕ diffеrеnt signs аnd ѕуmрtоmѕ, but some gеnеrаl ѕignѕ аnd symptoms whiсh аrе associated with аll types оf саnсеr.  Don’t you think it’s time to rethink how we fight the cancer battle.  Again, the good news is there are many strategies and cures for cancer, but these cures do not come from the pharmaceutical industry, and you don’t have to be among the statistics.  You can be in full control of preventing and creating a healing atmosphere.  Let’s revive an old idea and starve cancer to death. In order to fight the cancer war, we need to know how cancer works.  According to Thomas A. Seyfried, professor of biology, from Boston College, defines cancer as a metabolic disease not a genetic disease. He has watched patients with advanced cancers who had tumors that melted away and go want to live a quality healthy life.

Cancer is a symptom of an already sick body; but it is not the main problem.  “Cancer is something that our body does in order for our cells to survive in an increasingly inhospitable nutrient deprived cellular environment.”  Dr. Otto Warburg, a German biochemist, states that the prime cause of cancer is a replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by the fermentation of sugar. He discovered that cancer was caused by low oxygen and acidic pH.  The immune system becomes overwhelmed and fails to allow the cancerous cells to grow and spread.  Stress hormones can inhibit a process called anoikis, which kills diseased cells and prevents them from spreading.  In other words the lack of oxygen at cellular level kills cells.  A cell deprived of 35% oxygen for 48 hours turns cancerous.

So, you may have already guessed that Oxygen is critical for our cells to thrive.  Healthy cells are aerobic meaning that they burn oxygen and glucose (blood sugar) in order to produce the energy currency for the cells.  The process is referred to as aerobic respiration, and the cycle of creating energy is called the Krebs Cycle.  “If you don’t have enough cement, and you try to put a lot of bricks together, you’re going to collapse,” says Dr. Warburg.  But a lack of oxygen is only part of the cause.  Earlier we stated that cancer feeds on sugar.

CANCER GROWTH FACTS:

Cancer thrives on glucose and glutamine.  Sugar and carbohydrates such as refined grains, breads, potatoes, white rice, corn, highly glycemic fruits and all the hidden sugars that are in the processed foods that are being eaten.  They are fermentable fuels.

Cancer cells have 10 to 20 times more insulin receptors per cell than normal cells do with two receptors to enable them to suck up all the glucose much faster than normal cells do.  This is why they grow and spread quickly.  The body immediately increases the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) to stimulate cell growth and invade other surrounding tissues.

Did you know the average American drinks 45 gals of sugary beverages a year?  Refined Sugars and Grains elevate insulin which leads to premature aging and degenerative diseases.

  • Did you know hidden sugars are in lunch meats, pizza sauces, breads, soups, crackers, fruit drinks, canned foods, yogurt, ketchup, mayonnaise, etc.
  • Did you know:  White Rice, White Pasta, White Bread turn into sugar contributing to your sugar load
  • Did you know white sugar is an anti-nutrient.  It offers no vitamins and minerals and it robs your body of its precious nutrient stores.

It has been said that inflammation is at the root of most diseases.  So what causes inflammation?

Cancer cells release a lactic acid by-product that further increases the acidity of the body.  This then creates inflammation.  Inflammation is the underlying issue that behaves like fertilizer for the cell and dictates cancerous tumor initiation, progression, and growth.  Inflammatory responses are the body’s natural reaction to stress, but unfortunately inflammation is at the root of most diseases. Studies suggest that 30 percent to 40 percent of all kinds of cancer can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and dietary measures!  There are other sources that claim that this number is much higher, with around 75 percent of cancer cases being lifestyle-related.

Cancer’s number one hidden cause is stress. We all deal with it.  The positive use of stress helps pressure us and motivates us to perform well at any given task. The body responds to physical, mental, or emotional pressure by releasing stress hormones that increase blood pressure, speed heart rate, and raise blood sugar levels. These changes help a person act with greater strength and speed to escape a perceived threat.  But more often we succumb to these stresses by making poor choices. Under stress one may develop certain behaviors, such as smoking, overeating, drinking alcohol, lack of sleep, or having little or no physical activity. all which increase a person’s risk for cancer.   Experimental studies suggest that psychological stress can affect a tumor’s ability to grow and spread.  We all know this can create physical and emotional problems.  Did you know that up to 90% of doctor visits are related to stress?  Our bodies were not created to deal with the uncontrolled, constant stresses that we experience today over a long period of time.  When people feel that they are unable to manage or control changes caused by cancer or normal life activities, they are in distress. Distress has become increasingly recognized as a factor that can reduce the quality of life of cancer patients. Take stress seriously and learn how to deal with it.

Are You Living an Inflammatory Lifestyle?

Here is what Ty Bollinger with The Truth About Cancer website has to say:

Did you know chronic stress literally alters your immune system in such a way that your immune cells think they’re fighting some kind of trauma or infection – even when they’re not?

  • 4 foods and food ingredients that cause inflammation are:Sugar, Grains, Gluten, GMOs
  • 3 lifestyle factors that contribute to inflammation in the body: Stress, Lack of Sleep, Anxiety & Depression
  • Nearly All foods that cause inflammation are: heavily processed or otherwise chemically modified.

Create a healing atmosphere needs a willingness to make choices that decrease inflammation, generate an alkalizing body, lower blood glucose, eliminate toxins, and consume optimum nutrients.  Here are some powerful breakthrough patterns to strengthen your health journey.

EXERCISE

  • Exercise brings more oxygen to those cells.
  • Improved circulation with a reduced risk of blood clots.
  • Improved muscle strength
  • A sense of empowerment
  • Improved mood and state of mind
  • Greater confidence in your ability to beat cancer
  • Greater independence
  • Reduced risk of depression or anxiety
  • Create your own routine:  Start stretching, make it fun by adding a little dancing jig while you do your chores or move about with exaggerated moves, little by little increasing your movement and getting into the habit of it is a great first step.Be sure to allow yourself periods of rest to help build your stamina for exercise and heal and never push yourself beyond your limits.

MEDITATE/RELAXATION

Spiritual health promotes bodily health.  The way we feel generates a huge impact on our hormones, neurotransmitters, digestion, gut health, and more.  Choose God’s Word which is an uplifter of the soul and mind and gives you peace and strength.  Listen to Worship music that brings joy and even healing.  Yoga has been widely accepted and has even been embraced in the church. Please listen to Caryl Matrisciana, an expert in the field of Yoga meditation to find out why this middle eastern practice is a spiritually detrimental hinderance to your health.  Yoga Expert

PRAYER

Prayer Is Good Medicine.  Prayer strengthens our defenses against stressors and the corresponding rise in hormones like cortisol.  Lower cortisol promotes better health by fighting numerous stress-related diseases, including heart disease, obesity, cancer, and cognitive or mental disorders.  1. Lowers Inflammation 2. Raises Immunity 3. Reinforces Good Habits 4. Puts Us in Touch with Our True Purpose, Which Fights Anxiety and Depression

HOBBIES

Find time for that hobby you enjoy that causes your body to move and get sun (hormone health) at the same time: hiking, bad mitten, tennis, walking, riding bike, mini golf, etc.

Here are some other steps to survive any cancer diagnosis:

  1. Address Nutritional deficiencies – Proper nutrition and clean water – One great way to seriously weaken a cancer cell is to cut off the supply of sugars and foods that promote its growth.
  2. Employing Detoxification Remedies – Toxicity has become epidemic in or society today and is a major cause of increased hormonal imbalance and autoimmune diseases. Clearing the cells and the body of its toxic overload is critical.  Believe it or not stress is the number one toxic load.
  3. Immune building
  4. Natural Chemotherapies – Amygdalin, vitamin B17, selectively targets and destroys cancer cells while healthy cells remain unharmed. The substance is naturally occurring in many plant foods, including apple seeds, bitter almonds and apricot pits, and may also be obtained through oral supplements or administered intravenously.
  5. Lifestyle changes: adequate sleep, sunlight & exercise.
  6. Oxygen therapies – An inexpensive way to get more oxygen is through exercise and proper breathing.  I am not referring to yoga here.  Exercise and proper breathing (deep breathing) brings on better levels of needed oxygen and gets rid of toxins through the lungs.  Take a full breath, in through the nose and then expand the stomach fully, like blowing air into a balloon, hold the air for a few seconds and then through pursed lips, expel the air out slowly.  Repeat 5 times.   You can find this breathing technique through a program called Oxycise.
  7. A positive attitude – putting positive thoughts with God’s Word, thinking lovely thoughts (Philippians 4:11), making positive confessions, being around healthy laughter.
  8. Spiritual cleansing – worship your creator, sing and dance, get a notebook and hand write the book of Psalms any part of the scripture that encourages you.

NUTRITION PHARMACY

1.  HEALTHY FATS

How much: 5 to 7 servings per day (one serving is equal to 1 teaspoon of oil, 2 walnuts, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed, 1 ounce of avocado)

Healthy choices: 

For cooking, use extra-virgin olive oil and expeller-pressed grape seed oil.

Other sources of healthy fats include nuts (especially walnuts), avocados, and seeds, including hemp seeds and freshly ground flaxseed.

Omega-3 fats are also found in cold-water fish, omega-3 eggs, Moringa.

Organic, expeller-pressed, high-oleic sunflower or safflower oils may also be used, as well as walnut and hazelnut oils in salads and dark roasted sesame oil as a flavoring for soups and stir-fries.

Why: Healthy fats are those rich in either monounsaturated or omega-3 fats. Extra-virgin olive oil is rich in polyphenols with antioxidant activity.

2.  MEATS

Grain fed farm-raised animals change fatty acid ratios and denatures good fats.  Invest in your health with grass-fed and free range meats.  Also limit your portion to the size of your fist.

  • In a University of Minnesota study, women who ate overcooked hamburgers increased their breast cancer risk by more than 50 percent
  • An Iowa Women’s Health Study found that women who regularly ate well-done steak, hamburgers and bacon had a shocking 4.62-fold increase in their risk of developing breast cancer.

3.  NATURAL Sugars 

Berries, Cranberries vs. Cancer (suppress cancer cell growth), Strawberries vs. Esophageal Cancer (reverse the progression to esophageal cancer), Black Raspberries vs. Oral Cancer (may cause complete clinical regression of precancerous oral lesions)

  • Check out this Pink Juice recipe (this video offers other important information).
  • Oranges, tangerines, lemons, and grapefruit – Sprinkle grated citrus zest (from organic fruits) into salad dressings or breakfast cereals, or steep in tea or hot water. Eat whole fruits out of hand, toss with other fruits in a salad, or use in a salsa

Honey-improves immune status, has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and promotes healing of chronic ulcers and wounds and scavenge toxic free radicals. Recently honey has been shown to have anti-cancer properties in cell cultures. *Turmeric Tea Below

4.  VEGETABLES

Dark leafy greens – they are packed with cancer fighting antioxidants.

How much: 4 to 5 servings per day minimum (one serving is equal to 2 cups salad greens or ½ cup vegetables cooked, raw, or juiced)

Healthy choices: Studies show spinach & radicchio protect from more cancers across the board. Lightly cooked dark leafy greens (*spinach, *radicchio, collard greens, kale, Swiss chard), cruciferous vegetables high in vitamin C (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy and cauliflower), carrots, beets, onions, peas, squashes, sea vegetables and washed raw salad greens.

In the book “The Mother of All Antioxidants” by Mark Hyman, MD, the body’s “master antioxidant” is glutathione.  Here are some foods that boost the glutathione antioxidant:  Arugula, broccoli (over 1,000 nutrients), Brussels sprouts cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, radish, turnip, watercress.

Why: Leafy Green Vegetables provide cornerstone healing through the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and Isothiocyanates (ITCs) found in leafy greens, help your cells detox.  They are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.  Go for a wide range of colors, eat them both raw and cooked, and choose organic when possible.

4.  BEANS (click for soaking information) this is need to for nutrient assimilation that enzyme inhibitors, Polyphenols, Lectins and Saponins block.  

5.  DARK CHOCOLATE  the darker the better because of anti-inflammatory catechins

6.  GREEN TEA because of anti-inflammatory catechins (not the surgery kind)

7.  BERRIES  their ellagic acid and other polyphenol antioxidants hinder tumor growth.

8.  EAT RAW SOAKED NUTS. Almonds, walnuts, *pecans, brazil nuts, pine nuts, Brazil Nuts (convinces cancer cells to commit  suicide and helps cells repair their DNA.  Aim for two tablespoons daily. *GINGERBREAD ENERGY BITES

  • pecans contain oleic acid, a fatty acid with some promising reduced risk of breast cancer by induce migration and proliferation in breast cancer cells, and promote an increase in breast cancer cell invasiveness.

Did you know 1-2 handfuls a week during adolescence Breast Cancer for prevention.

Note: no peanuts.  They contain especially high lectin levels plus peanuts can contain a carcinogenic mold called aflatoxin.

9.  SEEDS Flax seeds, Chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds (tahini)

  • Pumpkin Seeds (Immune Building)
  • Chia (highest source of Omega 3) protein, fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium (2,3). To use, soak chia seeds in water overnight and add 1/4 tbsp per cup of smoothie.

10.  WATER

How much: Throughout the day

Healthy choices: Drink pure water, or drinks that are mostly water (tea, very diluted fruit juice, sparkling water with lemon) throughout the day.

Why: Water is vital for overall functioning of the body.

11. SPICES – Top 4 Cancer fighters Oregano, Garlic, Cayenne, Turmeric

  • *Ginger – is a spice that’s been used for centuries for inflammation and pain, to soothe sore muscles and throats, and combat general aches and fatigue. *Turmeric Tea Below *GINGERBREAD ENERGY BITES
  • Turmeric – is an anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory super spice. Turmeric’s benefits is a potent antioxidant that dramatically  reduces inflammation (while also giving the spice its vibrant yellow color). Curcumin an active ingredient in Turmeric is difficult to absorb from the turmeric itself.  It does not interfere with your immune system. Mix it with black pepper, with fats like coconut oil, (Turmeric) inhibits the growth of tumor cells in a variety of cancers and improves insulin  resistance in subjects with altered Metabolic function.
  • *Cinnamon also blocks growth factors associated with abnormal cell growth, thus protecting against cancer. *Turmeric Tea Below *GINGERBREAD ENERGY BITES
  • Coconut contains medium chain fatty acids are metabolized differently than long-chain for a beneficial boost  in metabolism. Lauric acid, the colon cancer killing property is found in coconut oil.
  • Chia seeds high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are responsible for metabolic processes that help fight inflammation.
  • Nutmeg-significantly reduces new blood vessel growth that feeds tumors. Myristicin, a component of nutmeg essential oil, inhibits the growth of colon cancer cells. *Turmeric Tea Below

12.  TEA

How much: 2 to 4 cups per day

Healthy choices: White, green, oolong teas

Why: Tea is rich in catechins, antioxidant compounds that reduce inflammation. Purchase high-quality tea and learn how to brew it correctly for maximum taste and health benefits.

A steady supply of nutrients like essential vitamins, trace minerals, healthy fats, electrolytes, amino acids and antioxidants all help your brain handle stress better, therefore benefiting your entire body.

Nutrient dense smoothies:

Smoothies are a great way to get all of the fiber, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants that are found in a variety of fresh produce.

 

 

1 Rib Celery
1 Cup Kale
1/2 Cup Strawberries
1/2 Lime Wedge (peeled)
1 Cup Coconut Water
BLEND

 

 

Celery is Chemo-Protective, prevents a host of cancer formations, specifically breast cancer, lung cancer, intestinal cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer and leukemia.

It also boosts the immune system, thereby mitigating mutated cells from proliferating and causing tumorous formations.

Celery’s bioactive flavonoids apigenin and luteolin combats free radicals in the body and kill cancer cells by depriving it of the food they need to grow and multiply.kills cancer cells by encouraging programmed cell death that causes malignant cells to self-destruct themselves.

Apigenin: An Antioxidant, anti-tumor and powerful anti-inflammatory compounds.

  • Lowers the risk of developing breast cancer by 19%, and ovarian cancer by 20%.
  • It works on even fatal and fast growing breast tumors by stopping cell multiplication and mitigating a gene that causes cancer growth.
  • Lower the risk of contracting lung cancer by a whopping 60%.
  • Blocks GLUT-1, which is elevated in head and neck cancers.
  • suppressed tumor growth in PLC cells
  • in combination with chrysin, causes cell death and prevents metastasis in human breast and liver cancer cells
  • prevents colorectal cancer cell growth, invasion, and migration
  • caused cell death and lowered viability in choriocarcinoma cells
  • suppressed melanoma metastasis in mice and prevent cancerous movement in humans
  • delayed breast cancer tumor growth by preventing cell cycle progression

Hinders the Replication Cycle of Cancer Cells-Luteolin present in celery hinders the replication cycle of cancer cells. It stops the signal pathways (IGF and PI3K) which encourage the growth of cancer cells, specifically colorectal cancers.

Kale

  • stimulates apoptosis (cellular death) in cancer cells and prevent cancer formation.
  • It is the hue of these nutrients that provides kale with a natural defense against solar radiation damage.
  • Provides chemo protection-chemopreventive effects of kale’s sulforaphane protects cells by binding to genes that induce antioxidant pathways in the body.
  • Colon Cancer-Inflammation in the intestines produces damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS) which initiate DNA damage, reduces oxygen flow to tissue
  • Liver Cancer-increases the cellular levels of the super antioxidant powerhouse glutathione. Restrain ROS from damaging liver cells and can combat the development of liver cancer.
  • Bladder Cancer-high in sulfur-containing veggies, like kale, can significantly reduce the risk of bladder cancer and suppress its recurrence or progression.
  • Inhibiting cancers pertaining to the respiratory system
  • Oral Cancer- halts the progression of cancer cells

Strawberries –

In a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Quercetin inhibit growth, deactivated specific carcinogens and decreased the replication, destroy cancer cells

Quercetin, found abundantly strawberries, is a member of a large class of plant compounds called flavonoids, which have demonstrated anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antiviral activity in other studies. There have been previous reports of similar effects of quercetin in other human cancer cell cultures, including colon cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, leukemia and lung cancer.

Lime

Studies have revealed that Limonins lemon extract can successfully destroy malignant cells in a wide range of cancers, including breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer. Helps fight cancers of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon.

 

GINGERBREAD ENERGY BITES

Author: Rachel Conners

Serves: 14 balls

1 cup pitted dates, about 12

1 cup toasted pecans (*info. above)

1 tablespoon molasses (info. below)

1 teaspoon cinnamon (*info. above)

1 teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon cloves

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

2 oz. dark chocolate, to drizzle (optional)

Directions

1  Roughly chop the pitted dates and add them to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until they’re broken down into small bits or a paste.

2  Add the toasted pecans, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves and pulse until combined. The pecans should be in small bits – be careful not to over-process or the oils will start to separate. If this happens, just dab off the excess oil with a paper towel.

3 Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.

4 Finely chop the dark chocolate and melt in the microwave. Place the melted chocolate into a zip bag or piping bag, snip the corner and drizzle over the energy balls. Let chocolate harden in the refrigerator.

5 Keep stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer.

The basic idea is that you throw dates + nuts + extras in the food processor, and process until it’s all broken down into a cookie dough-like mixture. You then roll them into balls, pop them in the freezer, and eat them all day, every day.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites, Lemon Date Energy Bites, Almond Joy Energy Bites, Pumpkin Pie Spice Date Balls, Pina Colada Date Balls, Coconut Energy Bites, Dark Chocolate and Cherry Date Balls, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Date Balls.

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Molasses – Molasses should be used regularly to prevent cancer, especially cancer of the blood. Take 1 teaspoon of molasses before meals. Mix it with a little water and sip it. A stagnant cellular condition contributes in large measure to cancerous conditions, including breast cancer. Molasses can play an important role in preventing a stagnant cellular condition.  Blackstrap Molasses, maintains that an important constituent of molasses is phosphoric acid; a combined deficiency of this and potassium in the human body “causes a general breakdown of the cells, especially those of the brain and nerves.” To treat cancer and tumors, take 1 tablespoon of molasses, 2 times a day, along with vitamins A,C, and E. Molasses is good for the breast, uterus, intestines and tongue. This remedy is adapted from the book Healing Edibles & Other Home Remedies by Joe and Elsa Willis, with Maranatha Medical Ministries in Honderous.

Medhjool Dates – The iron content, a component of hemoglobin in red blood cells, determines the balance of oxygen in the blood. Cancer prevention minerals are calcium (protection from colon cancer), iodine (protects from breast cancer), magnesium (maintains pH balance), selenium (an antioxidant fights against cancer), zinc (prostate, formation of RNA DNA immune system).

All this might seem daunting, but if you have the time, and more importantly the discipline, it’s not as difficult as you might think to make better food choices for your best life now.

Here are some further steps you can do now to support the cancer cure alternative?

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Sugar Snap Peas

    Sugar Snap Peas

We don’t usually think about green peas as an exotic food in terms of nutrient composition—but we should. They also contain a unique assortment of health-protective phyto-nutrients (plant nutrient)
Peas are really little powerhouses of nutrition that are a great for your health.

1.  Weight Management:

Peas are low-fat but high everything else.  A cup of peas has less than 100 calories but lots of protein, fiber and micro- nutrients.

  2.  Stomach cancer prevention:

Peas contain high amounts of a protective nutrient that works to prevent stomach cancer.  You only need 2 milligrams per day of this phyto-nutrient (plant nutrient) to prevent stomach cancer.  A cup of peas has at least 10.

3.  Anti-aging, strong immune system, and high energy:

Peas contain high levels of anti-oxidant.

  4.  Prevention of wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis,  osteoporosis and candida
Peas contain strong anti-inflammatory properties. Excess inflammation has also been linked to,
heart disease, cancer, and aging in general.
•  Vitamin C and vitamin E, and a good amount of the antioxidant mineral zinc
•  Omega-3 fat in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

  5.  Blood sugar regulation:

High fiber and protein slows down and regulates the pace of how fast sugars are digested.
The anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory prevent or reverse insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes)
All carbohydrates are natural sugars and starches with no white sugars or chemicals to worry about.

  6.  Heart disease prevention:

The many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds support healthy blood vessels. The formation
of plaque along our blood vessel walls starts with chronic, excessive oxidative stress and inflammation.
The generous amounts of vitamin B1 and folate, B2, B3, and B6 reduce the risk factor for heart disease.

7.  Healthy for the environment:

•  Peas work with bacteria in the soil to ‘fix’ nitrogen from the air and deposit it in
the soil. This reduces the need for artificial fertilizers since one of their main
ingredients is nitrogen.
•  After peas have been harvested the remaining plant easily breaks down to
create more organic fertilizer for the soil.
•  Peas are also able to grow on minimal moisture so they are a perfect crop in
many areas not needing irrigation or using up valuable water supplies.

  8.  Prevent constipation:

The high fiber content in peas improves bowel health and peristalsis.

  9.  Healthy bones

Just one cup of peas contain 44% of your Vitamin K which helps to anchor calcium inside the bones. It’s B
vitamins also help to prevent osteoporosis.

10.  Reduces bad cholesterol:

The niacin in  helps reduce, the production of triglycerides and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein,
which results in less bad cholesterol, increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and lowered triglycerides.

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates

Promoting a lifestyle of preventative care!

WELLNESS PRINCIPAL:  Health comes from within.  You cannot buy it in a bottle.