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This Universe is a shapeable Universe, it responds to our thoughts, imaginations and emotion. We, 'the subject,' are a powerful creative center, the mental energy that emanets from our thoughts and emotions creates the physical reality that we desire. We are the creator of our own reality..

We are the self expression of our subconscious mind. We are a cluster of energy, so is everything else. The energy cluster that is constantly in motion, moving and changing to form new configuration and intelligently maintaining its form. This is the consciosness that keeps the energy in that particular form.

Consciousness is the mind, the mind is reality, this mind is the creator. This Universe is the collective consciousness of its people. By learning how to guide and focus our thought patterns we all can become an effective co-creator and live successfully with the matter and events of our outer physical world. We all participate in creating the exterior world that we live and this is essential for our growth. The better our abilities at creating reality, the better we are at solving problems, creating abundance and able to live in perfect harmony with this Universe. There is nothing paranormal in this Universe except our limited understanding of the Universe around us...

Psycophysics views all matters including human body as a bio-electro magnectic that vibrates in waves with specific oscillation frequencies. Electro- myograth, a devise that measures electrical activities of muscles, was discovered by Dr. Hunt. The science of Kirlian Photography is designed to detect human body's electro-magnetic field also known as human Aura. This devise is able to detect minute electrical, magnetic and optical changes in an object's environment. The color of human aura enable scientist to analyse a person's current physical, mental and emotional health.

The cosmo has certain forms of wave energy and all living things have their own unique wave energy. When this wave rythm is damaged by various factors of environment, polutions, stress and worries, the cells of our body sends out signals called disease. Human brain emitts certain electro-magnetic impulse, the brain waves alfa, beta, theta and delta waves. Human brain has two main parts the pelio cortex, which controls vital body fuctions and the neo cortex, which control thinking and cognition.

Mind and body are two parts of our being, one physical the other non physical, and they are completely dependent on each other. All illness are psychosomatic because we are not just body but mind and body.

Hippocrates (father of the modern medicine) said that everyone is a doctor within. However, our bodys ability to fuction at its optimum has been suppressed by various environmental factors, pollution, strain and stress of everyday life. We are constantly being exposed to pollutants, virus and bacteria and electromagnetic radiation. While there are inumerable new disease on the rise today, and with all these modern medical marvels, yet the answer can be found within the subconcious self. Self healing begins when mind, body and spirit regains balance with each other. Healing is a process of bringing together all parts of our being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self, in the symphony of life creating wholesome.

Human being has the natural abilities to heal itself. Good health is a state of mind, a state of emotional, mental, spiritual and physical balance. Human brain has the ability to manifest healing naturally. All we need to do is learn how to control our mind and unleash this ability that we were all born with. Overwhelming scientific evidence has proven it that human mind is the most potent tool in our quest for healing the body and soul.

Psychotherapy, a form of alternative practice that help eliminate traumatic experience, underlying causes of anxiety and fear from within deep subconscious. Reframing and affirmation is the methods of chanting our mind's perceptions into a perception that positively benifit the current reality. It allows one to overcome emotional blockages and hindering spirit and leads one toward the pathway of health and wellness...































































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Monday, December 30, 2013


21 WAYS TO DETOX YOUR HOME Many of us have done a detox in order to eliminate internal toxins from our body, but how many of us do anything about the toxins in our homes? Common household and body care products are increasingly being found to have negative health effects on the nervous and immune systems, and on our reproductive, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Why is detoxing your home essential? The average home contains up to 1,000 chemicals, many of which we're unable to see, smell or taste. While these chemicals may be tolerated individually and in small doses, problems can arise when one is exposed to them in combination or in larger doses. Everyone’s tolerance level is different depending on genetics, nutritional status and previous contacts with chemicals, but the negative effects of household toxins are often compounded by the use of other drugs, especially the habitual use of alcohol, or prescription or recreational drugs. Indoor air is about three times more polluted than outdoor air. Home insulation, so wonderful for keeping our homes warm in winter and cool in summer, doesn’t allow fresh air in, so we’re constantly breathing in the same stale air. Wall to wall carpeting keeps us cozy, but can introduce a myriad of toxins to our well insulated homes. It can also trap dirt, fleas, dust, dust-mites and lead. Many of the cleaning products we use to clean our furniture, bathrooms, and windows are full of toxic chemicals, some of which do not even appear on the labels. Similarly with the many personal-care care products we put on our skin and the pet-care products we use on our pets. Most tick and flea products contain active ingredients and solvents that might cause cancer in animals. Also, substantial human exposure is possible by absorption through the skin, while playing with and handling the pet. The pesticides we use on our gardens eliminate not only plant pests, but also most of the insects that are beneficial to help control these pests. Of the 30 most commonly used lawn chemicals, 19 have studies pointing toward cancer and 15 are known to cause nervous system poisoning. This is not to say that we should not keep our houses comfortable and clean and our yards looking good. What’s important is to understand that how we do this can have an important impact on our health. Abundant toxins can and do lead to health problems. Taking more care to reduce our exposure to both internal and external toxins, by detoxing our bodies and our living space allows the body’s own detoxification to function more efficiently. This strengthens our resilience to the daily onslaught of factors impacting our health. There are many things you can do to detox your home, some more practical than others. Here are 20 tips to get started: 1. No shoes in the house! That's how a lot of household dirt, pesticides and lead come enter, via your shoes. Go barefoot or wear slippers once you're home. 2. Place floor mats vertically by your entryways to wipe your shoes. This way, more dirt and residue from your shoes stays outside on the mat 3. Keep the air clean. Keep your windows and doors open as much as possible to ventilate. Use green plants as natural air detoxifiers. Remove odors with baking soda. Use fresh flowers or bowls of herbs like rosemary and sage to add a pleasant fragrance to rooms. Have your air ducts and vents cleaned with nontoxic cleaners. Get a portable air purifier, especially for the bedrooms. 4. Switch from the standard household cleaning products to cleaner and greener ones. These don’t damage your health or the environment’s as much and work as well as the mass marketed ones. You can also use basic ingredients you have around the house, for instance, vinegar in place of bleach, baking soda to scrub your tiles and hydrogen peroxide to remove stains. According to Annie Bond, the author of Better Basics For The Home, she can clean anything with water and these five basic ingredients: Baking Soda Washing Soda Distilled White Vinegar Vegetable based liquid Soap (eg Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap) Tea Tree oil 5. Replace your skin care and personal products with less toxic and chemical free options. Deodorant, toothpaste, cosmetics, hair products, nail polish and perfumes are often loaded with toxins. Learn how to identify them and avoid them. 6. Use plastics wisely. Some contain Bisphenol A (BPA), which is linked to cancer, and Phtalates, which are linked to endocrine and developmental problems. Avoid plastic food packaging (when you can). Don’t wrap food in plastic, and don’t microwave food in plastic containers. Choose baby bottles made from glass or BPA-free plastic. Avoid vinyl teethers for your baby. Stay away from children’s toys marked with a “3″ or “PVC.” Avoid plastic shower curtains. 7. Avoid non stick pans, pots, bakeware and utensils. Teflon contains perfluorinated chemicals (PFC’s), which have been linked to cancer and developmental problems. Here are some better options. 8. Keep house dust to a minimum, as more dust means more toxins. Mop all surfaces at least once a week. Use a vacuum cleaner (with a HEPA filter, preferably) for your carpets. HEPA-filter vacuums capture the widest range of particles and get rid of allergens. 9. Avoid excess moisture, as it encourages the growth of mold and mildew. Check areas for moisture accumulation or leaks, particularly basements. Clean surfaces where mold usually grows, such as around showers and tubs and beneath sinks. 10. Get a shower filter, as many of the contaminants in tap water become gases at room temperature. A shower filter can help keep these toxins from becoming airborne. 11. Get a water filter, as more than 700 chemicals have been identified in drinking water. Filtering your tap water is better than drinking bottled water. 12. Avoid stain-guarded clothing, furniture and carpets, due to the presence of PFCs. Wrinkle-free and permanent press fabrics (used in clothing and bedding) commonly contain formaldehyde. Opt for untreated fabrics whenever possible. 13. Be conscious of toxins in carpeting, especially in products made from synthetic materials. Use natural fiber wool and cotton rugs. If possible, replace your wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors, all natural linoleum or ceramic tiles. Use nontoxic glues, adhesives, stains or sealers for installation. 14. Use non toxic sealers. Or replace particleboard walls, floors or cabinets (which often contain formaldehyde, which can emit irritating and unhealthy fumes for decades). Avoid plywood, fiberglass, fiberboard and paneling. 15. Go green with pet care. Avoid harmful pet-care products and avoid toxic pest control, including traditional termite exterminators. 16. Keep your lawn safe. Replace toxic lawn and garden pesticides and herbicides with less harmful natural ones. 17. Tell the dry cleaner not to use the plastic wrap or remove it as soon as possible. The plastic traps the dry cleaning chemicals on clothes and in your closet. Let your dry cleaning air out (preferably outside) before storing it. Use “wet cleaning” if you're lucky enough to have it in your area. 18. Use low VOC, low odor latex (water based) paint. Open all windows to ventilate properly when painting indoors. 19. Have your house checked for carbon monoxide leaks. These are most commonly found in leaking gas stoves, gas fireplaces, furnaces, chimneys, and gas water heaters. 20. Check radon levels in poorly ventilated basements that have cracked walls and or floors. Radon is an odorless gas that forms as uranium in rocks and soil breaks down. Radon is linked to lung cancer 21. Avoid toxic people. And finally, no amount of environmental toxins are as important as emotional toxicity. You can do all the above, but if your house is full of anger, resentment, jealousy, unhappiness and a lack of love, compassion and forgiveness, the house will remain toxic. We can reduce our risk of chronic illness by limiting our exposure to these toxins but don’t let this become an obsession, which can cause so much stress that it creates more of a negative impact on your health than the toxins themselves.

Friday, December 20, 2013


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Reprogramming Your Brain (Pt 2)

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Many Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE.....H2O2
We know ..........vinegar/baking soda and now peroxide - our mothers
were right!
I want to share this with you, which was written by Becky Ransey of
Indiana:
"I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little
ol' bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars.
1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and
hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I
bathe or shower.) No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter
without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.
2. Let your toothbrushes soak a cup peroxide to keep them free of germs.
3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave
a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray
it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to
kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. I had fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture
of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes
several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Put two capfuls into a douche to prevent yeast infections. I had
chronic yeast infections until I tried this once or twice a week.
8. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and
keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system
like bleach or most other disinfectants will
9. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture
whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill
the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue.
10. If you have a terrible toothache and can not get to a dentist right
away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten
minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
11. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the
50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You
will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde.
It also lightens gradually so it's not a drastic change.
12. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils,
fungus, or other skin infections.
13. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of
whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour
directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and
rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
14 This list didn't have it, but I use peroxide to clean my mirrors;
there is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.
15. Gargle with hydrogen peroxide, put drops in the ear and nose to end
colds, flu, chronic sinustis (including polyps], and infections.
16. Use as a vegetable wash or soak to kill bacteria and neutralize
chemicals.
17. Disinfect your dishwasher or refrigerator.
18. Use it on trees and plants as a natural fungicide, insecticide, and
as a weed killer
19. Clean with hydrogen peroxide when your house becomes a biohazard
after its invaded by toxic mold, such as those with water damage.
Throughout the world hydrogen peroxide is used instead of chlorine as a
safer and eco-friendly municicpal water purifier. Some use H2O2 in pools
and spas.





Thursday, November 7, 2013

Word of Caution!

Remember that just because these are natural remedies  don`t just carelessly use them. While most are generally safe many have very real and powerful effects. 

 Just like morophine, (the most powerful pain reliever known to man), which comes from the poppy plant, other less known herbs, plants and natural remedies can have equally powerful effects.
Even something as seemingly harmless as a grapefruit has been showing in some cases to enhance absorption of some medications. In some cases this is helpful... in others it could potentially cause an overdose.

 
So it is important to understand what you are taking and what effects there might be with your particular situation, (especially if on medication, under a doctors care or if health is less than optimal). 

We therefore strongly recommend getting the advice of a professional health care provider knowledgeable in both allopathic, (modern or Western medicine), and traditional, (natural or Eastern medicine), about the proper use of foods, herbs, meditation, exercise and other natural home remedies offered on this site. 

None of this is meant to scare anyone as these are generally very safe, especially if a little common sense is applied. All these things can bring you restored health, energy and feelings of well-being, but they have real and powerful effects that need to be understood with relation to your situation. Health is your responsibility so take care to make informed decisions about the things you try.

Health is one of our greatest assets!


Yet we often treat our pets and cars with more care and attention. You can probably tell me that last time you had the oil in your car changed and when the next change is scheduled, but can you tell me the last time you did a body cleansing or a mental or spiritual cleansing?
Lets get healthy with these Natural Remedies and Home Cures. Find the remedy you need by using the list of conditions and diseases. 


A ~ Z list of Conditions and Diseases and the Natural Home Remedies
that will Get You Feeling Good Again!





Sunday, October 6, 2013


Saturday, October 5, 2013


Health Benefits of Kala Namak ( Black Salt) Health Benefits of Black Salt. Black Salt is NOT Black in color. It is Pinkish Orange. Black salt is considered a cooling spice in ayurvedic medicine and is used as a laxative and digestive aid. It is also believed to relieve intestinal gas and heartburn. It is sometimes used by people with high blood pressure or on low-salt diets because it is thought to be lower in sodium and purportedly does not increase sodium content in the blood. This is used as a stool softener and is a remedy for constipation. Hypertensive patients are also advised to use black salt instaed of common salt. Black salt is a very common item available in the Kitchen in North India. How Black Salt is Made? Black Salt is made from Harad seeds. Harad seeds are considered aphrodisiac in ayurvedic medicine and helps lowering blood pressure and inflammation. The reason for this effect can be attributed to sulfurous compounds in Harad which ultimately become part of black salt during manufacturing process. (meaning of aphrodisiac: An aphrodisiac is a substance which is used in the belief that it increases sexual desire) See the picture of Harad fruit. Harad Tree:This tree yields smallish, ribbed and nut-like fruits which are picked when still green and then pickled, boiled with a little added sugar in their own syrup or used in preserves or concotions. The seed of the fruit, which has an elliptical shape, is an abrasive seed enveloped by a fleshy and firm pulp. It is regarded as a universal panacea in the Ayurvedic Medicine. It is reputed to cure blindness and it is believed to inhibit the growth of malignant tumours (some people say black salt is made from volcanic rocks) How Black Salt is made from Harad fruit? Black salt is prepared by boiling harad seeds in brine, and then letting the remaining water evaporate. The residual crystalline salt is black, hence the name. When ground into a powder, it becomes pink. Chemically, black salt is sodium sulfide, with trace minerals. It is also produced as by product from manufacturing of sodium thiosulphate. The Harad fruit and Nuts from which Black salt is made. Adsense Too much is NOT good. Finally, Even though it is a remedy for constipation, but too much of its use may end up with diarrhea or loose motion. Hypertensive patients are also advised to use black salt instead of common salt.Again, too much of use may cause low BP.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

COCONUT OIL TO THE RESCUE

Skin care products can bust anyone's budget. Moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm, body butter, scrubs, hair products -- even drugstore brands can add up. Even when money's tight, there's no need to go without when it comes to beauty! Here's how to use coconut oil to make effective, inexpensive beauty products that are free of preservatives and irritating ingredients.

Coconut Oil

Making your own beauty products has a lot of advantages and is easier than you might think. You'll save money by doing it yourself, you'll do the environment a favor (less waste, no chemicals), and you'll reduce your exposure to questionable ingredients. All you need are these fairly simple recipes that require only one or two ingredients -- one in particular.

Coconut oil: The ultimate multi-tasker

Health benefits of coconut oil

Organic, extra-virgin coconut oil is becoming popular as a cooking oil alternative, but you can put that jar to use in your beauty routine as well. Coconut oil is about 50 percent lauric acid, which supports a healthy metabolism and is being studied for its anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Quality virgin coconut oil is white and has a fresh coconut scent. It's inexpensive and healthy, and it smells like a tropical beach vacation. What's not to love?

Uses for coconut oil:

1. Face cream

Lauric acid reputedly improves acne, making it a good option for some with oily and combination skin.

2. Make-up remover

Coconut oil is an effective makeup remover and a natural moisturizer.

3. Face mask

Add a bit of honey (a natural antibacterial) to coconut oil and apply to your face. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, then rinse.

4. Lip balm

Apply to chapped lips. You also can transfer a small amount to a container for lip moisture on the go, but be careful in summer months -- heat liquefies the oil.

5. Body moisturizer

Apply after a bath or shower to lock in moisture.

6. Bath soak

Pour a little coconut oil into your bath and enjoy a relaxing soak.

7. Body scrub

Add a tablespoon of brown sugar to three tablespoons of coconut oil for a delicious body scrub.

8. Foot treatment

If you have calluses or rough heels, exfoliate with a pumice stone right before bed. Slather coconut oil on your feet and put on a pair of socks to lock in moisture overnight.

9.Cuticle cream

Apply to cuticles, then push them back with an orange stick.

10. Deep conditioner

Massage warmed coconut oil to your scalp and hair. Wait 15 minutes, then rinse. You don't need to use conditioner after shampooing.

11. Dry, split ends

While there is no fix for split ends other than a haircut, you can work small amounts of coconut oil into fried strands to smooth them out and add shine.

12. Shaving oil

Ditch the can of shaving cream. Apply coconut oil before shaving for smooth, nick-free skin.

Where to get it

You can find organic, extra-virgin coconut oil in the health food aisle of your grocery store, at your health food store or even online. Make only small batches of product and use them up quickly, because your homemade beauty boosters are preservative-free!

More on making your own beauty products

Homemade beauty: Home skin care recipes
Homemade skin care using seasonal fruits and vegetables
Homemade winter hair treatments

Live large... but spend small. Read more!

Monday, September 2, 2013

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Disease Prevention & Anti-Aging Benefits of Flavonoids

Friday, August 30, 2013
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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Flavonoids are gaining international attention for their diverse array of powerful health benefits. In the old days they were mostly thought of as antioxidants. In the new era involving epigenetics and gene expression they are potent regulators of health, reducing the risk for age-associated disease and extending lifespan.
Three new human studies evaluating dietary intake patterns of various types of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. showed that higher intake of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. was associated with better health and a longer life.
The first study followed 2915 members of the Framingham Offspring cohort who were free of type 2 diabetes at the start of the study for an average for 12 years. These individuals were over 50 and most were overweight. Those with the highest intake of one type of flavonoid (flavonol) were 26 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, indicating that flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. could help reduce the slide from inefficient metabolism into type 2 diabetes.
A second study evaluated the existing scientific literature on flavonoid intake and the risk for cardiovascular disease. The results showed that six different types of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. were all associated with a risk reduction for cardiovascular disease – the higher the intake the better the protection. Risk reduction ranged from 10 - 13 percent, depending on the type of flavonoid. The researchers concluded that intake of these flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. “significantly decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.”
A third study looked at all-cause mortality over a 12-year period in a group of 807 men and women aged 65 and older from the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. The researchers evaluated dietary intake and urinary excretion of total polyphenols antioxidant shown to affect cell-to-cell signaling, receptor sensitivity, inflammatory enzyme activity or gene regulation. Found in many different fruits, vegetables, red wine, grains, honey, and legumes.. Flavonoids are the main dietary polyphenol. By measuring urinary excretion the researchers were able to gauge true intake, which is sometimes too generalized on food frequency questionnaires. Those with the highest levels of urinary polyphenols antioxidant shown to affect cell-to-cell signaling, receptor sensitivity, inflammatory enzyme activity or gene regulation. Found in many different fruits, vegetables, red wine, grains, honey, and legumes. had a 30 percent mortality risk reduction.
These three recent studies lend a type of scientific credibility to the value of increased flavonoid intake. Over the past few decades other general studies have come to similar conclusions. Furthermore, there are now thousands of studies (cell, animal, and human) with specific flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. which help to document their mechanisms of action that contribute to these health benefits. 
From a practical point of view a consumer needs to understand how they can get these nutrients from their diet and what dietary supplements may be of help. Part of the issue is that terms like polyphenol and flavonoid are often used interchangeably, making it a bit confusing for the typical lay person to understand which nutrients may be most relevant to them. 
To help sort this out I will give a basic overview of the topic of polyphenols antioxidant shown to affect cell-to-cell signaling, receptor sensitivity, inflammatory enzyme activity or gene regulation. Found in many different fruits, vegetables, red wine, grains, honey, and legumes. and flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. I will explain the main types of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. and what they do. And I will offer some common sense suggestions as to how you can incorporate this knowledge into your personal health plan.
Remember, if a drug had produced the results cited in the above three studies it would be worth hundreds of billions of dollars for Big Pharma – the next great “blockbuster” to be pushed down the throats of the baby boomer generation. As always, any Big Pharma drug touting preventive health benefits has many unhealthy side effects, either hidden or downplayed by those pushing the drugs. Mother Nature does not have such a secret agenda – only benefits for you.

Polyphenols and Flavonoids

Flavonoids are the dominant factor that gives fruits their color. In comparison, carotenes give vegetables their color – although smaller amounts of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. are present along with carotenes in many vegetables. There are thousands of types of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. in nature, which scientists break down into general groups. Different flavonoid structures have different functions in your body, which is why a wide variety of flavonoid intake is good for you. 
All flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. are polyphenols antioxidant shown to affect cell-to-cell signaling, receptor sensitivity, inflammatory enzyme activity or gene regulation. Found in many different fruits, vegetables, red wine, grains, honey, and legumes. as they contain the common phenol compound as part of their structure. Polyphenols represent a broader group of nutrients, broken down into categories such as phenolic acids, stilbenes, tannins, diferuloylmethanes and flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others.. Of these various groups, flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. are the most abundant type of polyphenol in nature.
The popular nutrient resveratrol Natural phenol or type of antioxidant found in red grapes, red wine. Research has shown beneficial effects as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents along with supporting healthy blood sugar and cardiovasculature function. is a polyphenol of the stilbene type, and is not a flavonoid. It is found in small amounts in red grapes, which are primarily flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others.. Blueberries are another fruit high in flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others., as well as containing small amounts of another stilbene called pterostilbene. Stilbenes are also being studied for potent metabolic, disease prevention, and anti-aging benefits. 
Curcumin is a polyphenol of the diferuloylmethane type, and is not a flavonoid. Thus we see that there is a broad array of health benefits from polyphenols antioxidant shown to affect cell-to-cell signaling, receptor sensitivity, inflammatory enzyme activity or gene regulation. Found in many different fruits, vegetables, red wine, grains, honey, and legumes. in general, although the focus of this article will be on flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. in particular.
Polyphenols and flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. have antioxidant capabilities, contributing to your overall antioxidant health reserves. However, the potency of these compounds is poorly understood if you only look at them as antioxidants, as their primary health benefits are in how they help regulate your genes to do the right thing.
This is one reason Big Pharma drugs are an utter failure for preventive health. Modern science is trying to develop gene-regulating drugs, as opposed to their current versions of toxic sledgehammers for which they have no risk profile whatsoever for any aging population taking multiple medications. Unfortunately, we are in the Stone Age when it comes to regulating genes with drugs, as genes turn on and off under a variety of different circumstances. The very same genes signals that are involved with disease processes are involved with health. Drugs have no way to tell the difference and do not know what they are actually doing in human metabolism. A reliance on Western medicine drugs to sustain health as one ages is one of the greatest con jobs in human history.
Nutrition is an entirely different story. Humans have been consuming flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. throughout evolution and have learned to use them to regulate the expression of genes that determine health. The human body genome acting in tandem with flavonoid intake produces stunning health benefits. Depending on the health context of gene signaling within cells, flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. can rejuvenate stressed-out cells, promote the general well being of any cell, or act to help kill cancer cells. Oftentimes it is changing the regulation of the same gene signal in different ways – but invariably in ways that are good for health. Your body knows how to use flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. in many different ways depending on the health context of the cell itself. From Big Pharma’s perspective, such intelligent function is pure magic and something they will spend the next 200 years dreaming about. 
Flavonoids have diverse functions within plants. They are part of the defense system against invasive infection, which means they are immune supportive to humans. They help regulate cell functions within plants, and do the same for humans. They are synthesized in higher amounts by plants when plants come under stress. They are needed by humans in higher amounts when we are under stress, helping us to tolerate higher levels of stress without wear and tear that accelerates aging and disease risk.
It is quite fascinating how Mother Nature packages up nutrition for humans. Fruits, which are higher in sugar, are packaged up with flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. that help your body metabolize the sugar you are consuming. This is the general reason why they help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. And it helps explain why it is so damaging to consume large amounts of sugar without concurrent flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others., as is common in our society with its epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
As these flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. travel around your blood they interact with factors in your blood and the structure of your arteries and blood vessels. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, and tissue rejuvenating properties. We now know that in addition to these general mechanisms, they are operating at the gene level to help bolster these direct health benefits to your circulatory system. Once again, it is little wonder that flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. are able to show a risk reduction for cardiovascular disease.
Their general net function is anti-stress and anti-wear and tear, helping to preserve the structure of the proteins of genes so that they can function in a healthy way. This reduces the number of damaged and misfolded proteins, which eventually become noticeable in the plaque-tangles of cognitive decline and cardiovascular disease. Their ability to preserve structural components down to the gene level is a main reason for their anti-aging benefit which provided the reduced risk for all-cause morality.

Types of Flavonoids

Some main types of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. with notable health benefits are flavonols, anthocyanins, catechins, and flavones. While this list is not complete, it is sufficient for explaining the benefits of a variety of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. in your diet.
The most abundant flavonoid in nature is quercetin, which is a flavonol. Its highest concentration is in apples and red onions (in the outer, redder rings). A vine ripened apple has about 50 mg of quercetin. Other common foods with higher amounts of quercetin are green tea, capers, watercress, buckwheat, kale, citrus fruit, and sweet potatoes. Plums and many berries contain smaller amounts of quercetin. Quercetin is best known for its ability to stabilize the immune system, reducing excess histamine release, allergy, and asthma. Recent research has extended quercetin’s benefits to weight management, nerve health, cardiovascular health, and anti-aging.
Another important flavonol is fisetin, which is highly concentrated in strawberries. It is best known for its memory and brain-preserving properties, although it also benefits blood sugar metabolism and asthma.
One of the better known flavonols is the proanthocyanidins, often called oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPCs. They are highly concentrated in grape seeds as well as pine bark, their traditional sources for dietary supplements. Red wine is a major dietary source. They are considered an important factor in the French paradox – meaning how French people eat higher fat diets and have less heart disease. They are actively researched for blood sugar metabolism, Alzheimer’s prevention, and cardiovascular health.
The earlier mentioned study on flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. and type 2 diabetes, the researchers specifically found that flavonol intake was the main type of flavonoid with the most benefit at reducing the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Here are links to a number of the articles I have previously written on quercetin, fisetin, and grape seed extract:
Quercetin for Nerves, Allergies, Immunity, and Metabolism
Quercetin Lowers Blood Pressure and Prevents Cholesterol Damage
Apple Polyphenols (Quercetin) for Extended Lifespan
Quercetin Helps Exercise
Fisetin Lowers Advanced Glycation End Products & Offsets Diabetic Complications
Fisetin Reduces Asthma-Related Inflammation
Fisetin for Neuro-Protection
Fisetin:  Mood Boosting and Mind Protecting
Grape Seed Extract Restores Insulin Sensitivity
Grape Seed Extract Lowers Blood Pressure
Grape Seed Extract’s Powerful Cardio Protection
How Grape Seed Extracts Stop Alzheimer’s Plaque
Blue, purple, and dark red fruits signify the presence of anthocyanins, commonly found in blueberries. Other common foods include cherries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberry, and dark grapes. They are in smaller amounts in many foods where their color factor is therefore not a significant issue (banana, asparagus, peas, fennel, pears, and potato).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has led the world in anthocyanin research, especially regarding brain and metabolic health. The USDA is primarily responsible for blueberries becoming a major food crop. Here are some articles I have written on the topic:
The USDA Touts its Hundred Year Blueberry History for Your Brain Health
Blueberries Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Blueberries Lower Cholesterol & Reverse Memory Decline
Blueberries Lower Blood Pressure & Prevent Damaged LDL Cholesterol in Overweight Individuals
Blueberries and Strawberries Reduce Heart Attack Risk in Middle-Aged Women
Catechins are another type of flavonoid best known for their role in the benefits of green tea. Early green tea research focused on cancer prevention and this research continues. Newer research has emphasized the metabolic benefits of green tea, a pressing issue in an overweight society. The primary catechin in green tea is epigallocatechin gallate.
More recently dark chocolate and cocoa have been recognized for the high content of epicatechin, which is slightly different than green tea. Unfortunately, chocolate products must be minimally processed or their epicatechin content is damaged (milk chocolate has little). Consumers will see more and more high-epicatechin chocolate coming to the market, which will no doubt have a legion of consumers ready and willing to boost their flavonoid intake.
Catechins are in small amounts in the skins of many of the fruits that primarily contain flavones or anthocyanins. Peaches are especially high in catechins. Here are some articles on catechins:
The Effects of Green Tea on Weight Management
Green Tea Extract Lowers Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar & Inflammation
Green Tea and Quercetin Prevent Telomere Loss from Cardio Stress
Chocolate Reduces Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
Chocolate Raises HDL Cholesterol
Dark Chocolate Protects Against Stroke-Induced Brain Injury
Flavones are yet another type of flavonoid which is high in citrus fruit which also contain other flavonoid types. One of the hottest areas of research is on a type of flavone called polymethoxyflavonoids which are very high in tangerines. Extracts of these flavones from the skins of tangerines and oranges, called tangeretin Special type of citrus bioflavonoid shown to reduce the risk for certin cancers, protecting nerve cells, and involved with healthy cholesterol function. and nobiletin Type of citrus bioflavonoid shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and blood sugar support properties., are being actively researched for cholesterol and blood sugar metabolism, as well as cancer prevention and brain health. Here are several articles I’ve written on the topic:
Tangeretin and Nobiletin Lower Cholesterol by Inhibiting ApoB Production
Tocotrienols and Citrus Flavonoids Lower Cholesterol by 20-30 Percent
Nobiletin and Tangeretin Prevent Insulin Resistance by Improving Fat Fitness
Nobiletin Helps Prevent Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol, Weight Gain, and Insulin Resistance

Summary

As you can see there is a diverse range of dietary options for flavonoid intake. Unfortunately, many farming methods and seasonal availability reduce the flavonoid quality in these foods. Everyone knows the wonderful flavor of eating fresh fruit during the natural growing season. Vine-ripened fruit is highly superior in flavonoid content.
While fruit may be available in the off-season, it is typically picked early and does not develop its proper flavonoid potential.
Another huge problem is the chemicals sprayed on fruit to kill germs and pests. These accumulate in the skins, giving a person a dose of toxins along with the flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others.. Berries are one of the heaviest sprayed crops, making them a poor choice. Organic is a must for almost all fruits, especially berries. It is interesting that organically grown crops typically have higher flavonoid content. This is because these crops must bolster their own defense systems to protect themselves, which means they need to synthesize more flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. for natural defense purposes – meaning you get more when you eat them. When fruit is spayed with chemicals it becomes “lazy,” as the defense work is done by something else. This means less flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. in the food and less health benefit for you.
Dietary supplements offer a wonderful way to supplement your diet throughout the year with extremely high quality concentrates of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others.. You can get concentrations of the active flavonoid components in a single capsule that are often more than a serving of fresh fruit. While I am not suggesting that you use supplements to replace high quality fruit intake, I am suggesting that the modern world of dietary supplements places a wide variety of superfruit components at your fingertips – a great way to fortify your diet.
A healthy person with a good diet can still benefit from moderate intake of such supplements for general health and anti-aging purposes. As your stress level goes up, as the internal feeling of wear and tear mounts, if your metabolism is not functioning up to par, and especially if health is declining in some way, then increased intake of supplemental flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. can be of great value.
While it is certainly possible to get many of these nutrients from a good diet, it is only easy during certain times of the year when the good farmers in the world are still growing healthy food for the people. Please go out of your way to support such farmers.
I personally like a variety of flavonoid nutrients to help get a good response to exercise and for general stress-busting and anti-aging benefits. The science is clear, the higher the concentration of flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. in your diet, the healthier you are likely to be. The modern science of epigenetics is proving that flavonoids Plant compound that is associated with pigmentation. Flavonoids have been shown to modify allergens, viruses, inflammation, and various carcinogens. Found in green tea, citrus, berries, onions, parsley, red wine, dark chocolate, and others. are an invaluable component of the diet, highly associated with a healthier life – especially as one grows older. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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