Are you suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches, or arthritis? You may be able to turn things around and feel better through your food choices.
Treating Diabetes with Chromium Containing Foods
Diabetes, can be brought on by a deficiency in a mineral called chromium which helps the body use insulin. Chromium is found in onions, tomatoes, beef and sweet potatoes. Eating these foods can lower your LDL cholesterol levels too. One of the most effective foods for lowering blood sugar levels is cinnamon. Cinnamon mimics insulin and lowers blood sugar by up to 20%. Look for recipes that use this ingredient and make it a staple in your diet.
I recently ran across Lorna Vanderhaeghe’s line of health products. She recommends GlucoSmart for women who have symptoms of insulin resistance which is showing up in the form of increasing belly fat, skin tags, and facial hair growth. She says a new nutrient called Chirositol in GlucoSmart is helping to regulate female endocrine disorders like metabolic syndrome, Type-2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Over 30 studies have been done on this at Virginia Medical School with promising results.
Here is a list of the advantages of taking Chirositol:
- Fights belly fat in both men and women
- Restores insulin and blood sugar levels to normal
- Can be used if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic
- Boosts serotonin levels and gives you a feeling of well-being
- Reduces appetite for sweets
- Stops Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Improves fertility
- Gets rid of skin tags in pre-diabetics
- Controls testosterone elevation – so facial hair goes away.
It might be worth trying.
Treating High Blood Pressure with Celery
High Blood Pressure responds to celery. There’s a compound in celery called “apigenin” which dilates the blood vessels and releases the pressure. And another component called 3-n-butylphthaide which lowers adrenaline. See if you can eat a couple of uncooked stalks of celery each day. They taste great with a little mayonnaise on them. Other foods containing apigen are: apples, cherries, and green tea.
Treating Arthritis with Extra-Virgin Oils
Is arthritis a problem? Extra-virgin olive oil contains a component called oleocanthal that blocks inflammatory enzymes from getting into the tissues in the body. Switch to Olive Oil in your food preparation, even as little as a tablespoon of pure extra-virgin olive oil over a salad can bring ease to your body. You could mix it into a smoothie in the mornings too.
You get the full benefits of olive oil if you don’t heat it. Heating actually destroys the good ingredients in it. Here’s a secret. Coconut oil is even better than olive oil, but remember to get the pure, extra-virgin, cold pressed type.
In this video, Suzanne Somers talks with Dr. Steven Joyal of Life Extension Foundation, about “12 Anti-Aging Super Foods” that we all can have access to.
Treating Headaches and Cramps with Foods Containing Magnesium
If you have recurring headaches, you may benefit from taking magnesium. A deficiency of magnesium also shows up with leg cramps, or spasms in your toes, where the toe suddenly goes into a cramp and won’t move for a few seconds. It can happen at the oddest times! Eliminate this from your life by taking a handful of almonds, cashews, or pumpkin seeds each day. Carry them in your pocket or purse. Look for recipes that use cornmeal which is another good source of magnesium. You can also use Mag-Phos Homeopathic spray, which works immediately when sprayed into your mouth. Find it at your local healthcare outlet.
Take control of your health. Don’t leave it in the hands of others. Instead of always looking for a drug or prescription to treat health issues, try introducing healthy foods into your diet and see what happens. You may find them an effective alternative to medications. A healthy diet is one way of alleviating your ailments. 🙂
Bonus: Here are some health-supporting ways to use two simple foods: Cinnamon and Honey.
The best honey is raw honey. Raw honey isn’t pasteurized, and usually has a cloudy appearance. The following list of illnesses will improve and in some cases reverse when treated with a mixture of honey and cinnamon.
Heart Disease – Make a paste of cinnamon and honey and use it as a spread. It unclogs arteries and veins.
Arthritis & Bladder infections – Take 3 times a day – 2 tbsp honey and 1 tsp cinnamon in hot water.
Cholesterol – 2 tbsp honey and 3 tsp cinnamon in 2 cups tea. Take 3 times a day.
Colds, cough, flu, sinus congestion, raspy, sore throat – Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon in 1 tbsp honey. Use as often as needed – take in hot beverage or as a spread.
Upset stomach, stomach ulcers, gas, indigestion – Sprinkle cinnamon on honey and take as needed.
For anti-aging – Use 4 tsp honey to 1 tsp cinnamon in hot water, and drink a quarter cup 3-4 times a day.
Weight loss – Boil cinnamon powder in one cup of water, add honey, and drink daily in the morning a half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before going to bed. Drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though a high calorie diet is followed.
To increase energy – take equal parts of honey and cinnamon in a glass of hot water, twice a day, after breakfast and in the afternoon about 3 pm.
Breath freshener – gargle with a teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water.
Hearing loss – take equal parts of honey and cinnamon in morning and at night restores hearing.