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Organic Teas That Enhance the Immune System and Help Protect Against Cancer and Tumors
January 14, 2013, 6:41 pm
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Teabenefits.com gives you a list of teas and what the benefits are

ORGANIC HOJICHA TEA

The following are the health benefits attributed to hojicha tea:

  • Hojicha tea may      help enhance the immune system. It may thus help in the fight      against diseases caused by viruses and bacteria.
  • Hojicha tea may      help protect against cardiovascular diseases.
  • Hojicha tea may      help protect against cancer and tumors.
  • Hojicha tea may      help in weight loss.
  • Hojicha tea may      help tooth decay.
  • Hojicha tea may      help usher in relaxation.
  • Hojicha tea may      help in the maintenance of overall well-being.

***I carry this tea in my purse at all times so when I’m at a restaurant I order hot water and use my own tea. This deters me from ordering tea from the restaurant.

  • I purchase this tea from Healthy Home Market. The Charlotte locations are
  • 5410 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte · (704) 536-4663

1816 Galleria Blvd, Charlotte · (704) 443-9197

Some of the many traditional benefits of dandelion tea:

 •Dandelion tea tastes good (especially with a sweetener like honey or sugar—or, a good taste with a no-carbohydrate choice, like xylitol).

•Benefits your health (in fact, it’s very good for you)—as health enthusiasts worldwide can attest for this delicious herbal remedy.

•Forms a prime medical ingredient in over half the phytonutrient blends on the market (weight loss, rejuvenation, detoxification; digestive, liver, kidney, & skin supplements).

•It aids in digestion, and functions well to relieve digestive disorders like constipation and diarrhea.

•Works great to purify the blood and cleanse the system.

•Enhances detoxification, by stimulating urination and, in addition, by replacing the potassium lost in that process.

•It is one of the most effective herbs for getting the bloat out and helping relieve water retention.

•Has specific action in reducing inflammation, of the gall bladder and of the bile duct, and for rheumatism and arthritis.

•Improves the function of and maintains optimum liver, kidney, pancreas, spleen, stomach, and gall bladder functions.

•Helps in treating chronic hepatitis and jaundice disorders, and encourages healing of damaged tissues caused by alcohol liver disease.

•Helps reduce high cholesterol.

•Contains antioxidants that help your body fight off toxic bacteria and viruses.

•Helps with weight control—especially with weight loss.

•Actively ameliorates disease—it is a potent disease-fighter—and helps the body heal, helps boost immunity, and combat cancer, heart disease, and age-related memory loss.

•Aids health maintenance for people suffering from Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.

•Transfers magnificent amounts of minerals and vitamins: A, C, D, E, & B complex, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, choline, and boron, etc. when infused in hot water.

•Can be made solely from the blossoms, the leaves, or the roots (roasted or not)—or, the entire plant.

• •Dandelion tea as a face wash cleanses  complexion, improves skin clarity.

•Dandelion tea makes a great bath addition, especially when made from older, stronger (tougher) leaves.

•Dandelion tea can serve as an inspiration for a great tea party!

Check with your physician if you are currently taking medications to see if dandelion interferes with the medication. Read the label for the tea. It may suggest you not take it over a 2 to 6 week consecutive period of time

Chamomile Tea Benefits

 Chamomile tea benefits have been widely acknowledged and recognized for centuries.

Chamomile tea comes from herb Matricaria recutita, also known as manzanilla. Its flowers and leaves have been brewed for centuries and drank as a fragrant and flavorful tea. Chamomile tea’s reputation as a medicinal tea shows little signs of abatement.

Chamomile tea has been regarded as a medicinal cure-all. It had been considered a universal remedy by the ancient Egyptians. Now, researchers in England have found new evidence that the chamomile tea may actually help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps.

The researchers have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a significant increase in urinary levels of hippurate (breakdown products of certain plant-based compounds) and glycine (an amino acid).

The presence of those components appear to contribute to the following Chamomile Tea Benefits:

  • boosts the immune system and fight infections associated with colds
  • relieves muscle spasms and menstrual cramps in women
  • relaxes the nerves
  • soothes the stomach
  • reduces inflammation
  • improves liver function
  • helps relieve back pain
  • helps relieve rheumatism

Levels of both hippurate and glycine remained elevated for up to two weeks after the study participants stopped drinking the tea, indicating that the compounds may remain active for quite some time, according to the researchers.



How I Used Natural Resources to Fight GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)
January 14, 2013, 4:03 am
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I did not choose this as a diet to lose weight. It is a necessary regiment for my body to continue in a healthy state. Because of the (GERD) Gastroesophageal reflux disease. This occurs when stomach acid used for digestion repeatedly backs up, or refluxes, into the esophagus. GERD is also known as acid reflux disease.

I do not like the word disease, because when I made it through cancer victoriously, I declared I was finished with disease.  I researched GERD and the trigger foods involved and decided to take this bull by the horns and participate in my own healing.

I had to alter my diet and eating habits to allow my digestive system to heal. I will give you a snapshot of how I changed my eating habits:

  • do not eat large portions at meal times. I eat about 4 times a day in small portions every 3 hours.
  • limit my sugar intake
  • no spicy foods, fried foods (unless I fry in coconut oil)
  • eat mostly broiled, baked meats. I do not eat pork or beef
  • do not drink while I’m eating, I wait at least 30 min to an hour afterwards (only because of reflux..but you really shouldn’t drink while consuming your food.
  • before I eat I drink organic apple cider vinegar ind warm water.
  • use sea salt to season your foods

 The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is made from nutritious, organically grown apples and retains many beneficial components because raw apple cider vinegar is not pasteurized. ACV undergoes two fermentation processes where it produces enzymes and life giving nutrients that make apple cider vinegar the powerhouse it is.

Differences Between Clear Vinegar and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Clear vinegar has none of the benefits of raw organic apple cider vinegar. Through its processing and distilling, it’s been stripped of everything beneficial and can be detrimental to your health since it is dead instead of alive.

Only raw organic apple cider vinegar has the “mother of vinegar” that makes the vinegar so beneficial. The “mother” is made up living nutrients and bacteria. You can actually see it settled in the bottom of the bottle like sediment.

Beneficial ingredients in raw apple cider vinegar give it its power to make us feel better, look better and feel energized. Some of the beneficial ingredients in raw apple cider vinegar:

  • Potassium      – helps to prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.
  • Pectin      – helps to regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
  • Malic Acid      – gives ACV the properties of being resistant to viruses, bacteria, and      fungus.
  • Calcium      – supports strong bones and teeth.
  • Ash –      gives ACV its alkaline property which aids your body in maintaining proper      pH levels for a healthy alkaline state.
  • Acetic Acid      – It appears that this acid slows the digestion of starch which can help      to lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals.

Benefits: 1 tablespoon of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in 4 ounces of purified water after a meal has been used as a natural remedy for heartburn and as a replacement for toxic heartburn medications.

  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar may help improve bowel      irregularity, thereby removing toxins from the body at a faster rate.
  • Helps clear up skin conditions and blemishes giving a      smoother texture and complexion.
  • Raw Apple Cider vinegar may also help with joint pain      and stiffness.
    • Apple Cider Vinegar helps to break down fats so that      your body can use them rather than store them. For this reason, many diets      include ACV in their regimen.
    • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is very strong so I always recommend diluting it with water. A good ratio is 1 tablespoon per 32 ounces of water for general use.
  • I personally use Bragg’s Organic raw apple cider vinegar on a daily basis

Christmas 2013 my husband gave me a Nutri Bullet, it transforms regular food to superfoods. The Super Food Nutrition Extractor. I drink at least 1-2 shakes per day for assurance that I’m receiving enough fruits and vegetables in my diet.

REMEMBER! I am only sharing in my blog how I chose to play the major role in healing my digestive system. By no means am I giving medical advice or suggesting that you follow my regiment