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8 Amazing Benefits Of Black Seed Oil

black seed oilIt seems people are raving about this thing called black seed oil. I have heard of tumors disappearing, people being able to grow hair where they were bald, and much more.

Is it a fad, or does this black seed oil have health benefits that we all need?

What is Black Seed Oil?

Grown in primarily Southwestern Asia, there is a plant with the scientific name of Nigella Sativa. But most people call it Black Cumin. The seeds can be pressed to generate an oil that naturally contains a substance called thymoquinone that has wonderful antioxidant properties.

The Black Seed Oil also contains high concentrations of Omega 3s and 6s which every human needs more of since the primary means of getting them is via fish or other seafood.

All of this is together in Black Seed Oil and in speaking with a friend of mine who has been taking it for a couple of weeks, he says he has felt extraordinary results. He says the arthritis he has battled with has diminished substantially and he feels a renewed energy.

All he takes is ½ teaspoon with a teaspoon of honey each morning.

There are many benefits in taking Black Seed Oil, but do keep in mind that you can experience some symptoms of upset stomach and some people seem to be allergic and have “broke out” from this oil.

You may want to consult your Doctor beforehand.

Here are 8 amazing benefits of Black Seed Oil…

#1: Benefits Of Black Seed Oil: Relief Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study was performed with humans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Some were given Black Seed Oil capsules while others were given a placebo. The study showed that those who were given the Black Seed Oil had reduced effects from the arthritis.

#2: Benefits Of Black Seed Oil: Weight Loss

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More research has found that people who regularly take Black Seed Oil have had a lowering of their body mass index.

So the Black Seed Oil supplement is believed to help battle obesity.

#3: Benefits Of Black Seed Oil: Antibacterial

Scientists studied the reaction of Black Seed Oil on Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as Staph Infection. The oil inhibited the growth of the bacteria.

#4: Benefits Of Black Seed Oil: Lowering Blood Pressure

Everyday stress can lift blood pressure readings in many people to dangerous levels. It has been found that people suffering from high blood pressure and took the Black Seed Oil extract regularly for 2 months had normal blood pressure readings.

#5: Benefits Of Black Seed Oil: Scar Reduction

As a cut is healing, it has been that applying Black Seed Oil to it will help it heal properly and not leave a scar.

#6: Benefits Of Black Seed Oil: Diabetes Management

While I cannot find where any clinical trials have been performed yet, many people who have diabetes and have started taking Black Seed Oil have found their blood sugar staying more consistent and not having to take as much insulin.

#7: Benefits Of Black Seed Oil: Skin Treatment

Many people have used Black Seed Oil topically and have discovered improvement in the areas of:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • and Acne

There is also a strong theory that the Oil can aid in hair growth and a skin softener.

#8: Benefits Of Black Seed Oil: Nasal Congestion

This is another area my friend has claimed huge relief. He suffers from hay fever and various sinus conditions that can be frustrating. Since taking the Black Seed Oil, he has noticed a huge difference in his nasal cavities. Many other people agree.

Conclusion

With all these benefits and many more… Black Seed Oil should be used by all.

I have heard of people having tumors and cancer disappear from the Oil, but we cannot say this is absolutely true until the Medical community says it is.

My friend loves it and I plan on getting some too. I think you may want to try Black Seed Oil too.

I am listing several you can get on Amazon. Please come back and tell us your thoughts on it.

If you have any questions, please post them below.

Thank you.


8 Ways Your Teeth Can Affect Your Overall Health

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Let me take a close look at a person’s teeth, and I can probably predict their overall health. There is a direct connection between oral and tooth health and the health of the body all together.

In today’s post, I will share 8 ways your teeth can affect your overall health. So if you are tempted to skip brushing or flossing, you may want to rethink that. After all, it only takes a few minutes and can help you live a longer, healthier life.

#1: Periodontitis

Bad bacteria can build up around your teeth and gums. This can cause your gums to become infected and your body will send “an army” to defend your gums via your immune system. This “army” is taking “troops” from other defensive points. So it can cause other prone areas to also begin to get infected.

As your immune system attacks the bacteria, you can get inflammation which can weaken your gums. This can also weaken your teeth and the bones that hold them where they are.

#2: Insulin

For diabetics, Periodontitis can cause a merry-go-round of health issues. The disease makes it even more difficult for the body to process insulin, even the man made insulin that is injected.

That makes insulin tests and readings give false numbers and makes it harder to determine the proper amount of insulin a patient should have.

#3: Cardiovascular Disease

It is easy for the same bacteria that causes Periodontitis to enter the person’s bloodstream. This can cause buildup and plaque in the arteries making the heart work harder to pump blood to all areas of the body. This can lead to heart attacks and infection in the lining of the heart.

#4: Alzheimer’s Disease

It is believed that the same bacteria that could get into your bloodstream and cause cardiovascular disease could also make its way to your brain and lead to dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.

#5: The Ability To Eat Healthy Foods

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away; but how can you eat an apple if your teeth are gone or rotten?

There are many healthy foods that a person would not be able to eat if their teeth are bad.

#6: Complications With Pregnancy

Research shows that gum disease is a contributing factor to premature labor. Studies have shown that infections and inflammation, in general, interfere with fetal development. Hormonal changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy can also increase the risk of periodontal disease. If pregnant or considering pregnancy, it is a good idea to visit your dentist and get a full screening.

#7: Arthritis

Studies have found that treating periodontitis will reduce the pain and discomfort of rheumatoid arthritis. The similarity in inflammation between the 2 gives the impression of a direct correlation.

#8: Respiratory Problems

Many of the people who buildup huge amounts of bacteria in their mouth also inhale that bacteria into their lungs. Because of that, they are more apt to develop bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma and other respiratory problems.

Take Care Of Your Oral Health

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I really hope this post gives you an understanding how important your oral health… Your teeth are.

There are right and wrong ways to take care of your teeth…

  • Gently brush your teeth on all sides with a soft-bristle brush toothpaste. (there are many who do not favor fluoride… That is your choice)
  • Use small circular motions and short back-and-forth strokes.
  • Brush carefully and gently along your gum line.
  • Lightly brush your tongue to help keep your mouth clean.
  • Clean around your teeth with dental floss. Careful flossing removes plaque and leftover food that a toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Rinse after you floss.

Conclusion

Besides all these important health reasons, we want to see your beautiful smile. So do everyone a favor… Take care of your teeth!

Yogurt: Is It Really Healthy For You?

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I have come across some people who are determined to lose weight and get healthy. They have been led to believe that a diet that consists of primarily yogurt is the best way to achieve the goals they desire.

First and foremost, I believe you should always consult your Doctor before ever going to such extremes. By making yogurt your primary food source, you are not getting a balanced diet and feeding your body all the nutrients it needs.

Am I saying yogurt is bad?

NO!

But too much of anything can be bad. And too little of many things can also be bad. Humans need a balance.

In today’s post, let’s look at some of the pros and cons of yogurt. Is it really healthy for you?

Types Of Yogurt

In that yogurt supermarket aisle, we find so many types:

  • Unstrained Yogurt – A more liquid type of yogurt and not thick, It is high in Calcium and is a great way to help your digestive process.
  • Greek Yogurt – I would say it is the most popular, and rightfully so. Greek yogurt is low in carbs, high in protein and usually low in sugar. Just be sure to check the ingredient list as there are no FDA regulations on the ingredients or process of making Greek yogurt.
  • Goat Milk Yogurt – For people who are lactose intolerant or outright allergic to cow’s milk, this is the best choice.
  • Sheep’s Milk Yogurt – This is the yogurt to use in recipes calling for yogurt. This yogurt is high in B Vitamins, Calcium and Riboflavin.
  • Icelandic Yogurt – Similar to Greek Yogurt, but thicker and richer, Icelandic Yogurt is strained 4 times and has more protein than any other type of yogurt.
  • Australian Yoghurt – This is an unstrained yogurt made with whole milk and sweetened with honey. It is thicker than traditional unstrained, but not as thick as Greek. It is also high in protein.
  • Soy Yogurt – Made using Soy Milk, this is low in cholesterol and has no animal protein. Soy Yogurt has been linked to better blood sugar levels.
  • Almond Yogurt – This is a go-to for those who want to avoid lactose. It is high in fiber and calcium and low in sodium and fat. But Almond Yogurt usually has the lowest protein count.
  • Coconut Yogurt – I have met people who love this yogurt and those who detest it. The best thing is give it a try and see what your taste buds have to say. Many of the brands have added sugars to help the taste.

coconut yogurt

Lastly, there are now yogurts you can drink. Many children love them and they can help their digestive health.

Some Yogurt Pros And Cons

Overall, I highly recommend yogurt as part of your eating plan. I will not go along with making it your only meal, but it is great as a snack or part of a regular meal.

One of the cons I found with many yogurts is added sugars. Always check ingredient lists to see the sugars in the yogurt you are purchasing.

Whole Milk Yogurt Pro – Studies were performed and published in the Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 1,000 men were tested and those who consumed high fat diets had less chances of reaching obesity levels over a 12 year period.

As I have always said, diets high in fat and low in carbs are the best weight management diets.

Getting Your Protein – The Greek and Icelandic Yogurts are ultra-high in protein

Adding Fruits – Many of the store bought yogurt brands have added fruits which usually means added sugars.

Check ingredients!

Probiotics – Some yogurts contain active, living bacteria known as probiotics, which can help keep the intestines healthy.

Get Brands That Have Lactobacillus Acidophilus

It is the most common probiotic and helps break down the foods you eat for easy digestion. It also starves bad bacteria that can cause sickness and disease.

While I am not affiliated with any of these, some of the top brands that contain this probiotic are:

  • Stoneyfield Farm
  • Dannon
  • Fage Greek Yogurt
  • and Chobani

I do recommend these, so when shopping, put these brands on your list.

Remember, yogurt is a healthy item to add to your diet. But do not make it your only item.

If you are needing help with a proper diet, I am here to help. Feel free to contact me here and we can develop a healthy, weight control diet for you.

Thank you for visiting and leave your comments and questions below.

NT Factor – A Review

nt factor

How is it a 70 year old woman seems to have more energy than me?

How can a 66 year old man run a marathon with 22 year old males lagging behind?

It happens and when I ask how, I am told the main ingredient is perseverance and NT Factor. Now, I understand what perseverance is, but what exactly is NT Factor? This is where research comes in.

Today, I am going to give you a review of NT Factor.

What Is NT Factor?

NT Factor is a supplement that is a blend of phospholipids and glycolipids that work in synchronicity to repair cell membranes. They primarily go about repairing the membranes of the mitochondria which is the device in our cells that provides energy. By repairing the membrane of the mitochondria, it allows our cells to “digest” more nutrients.

So many nutrients never get an opportunity to even reach our cells… NT Factor’s system ensures that what our cells need, our cells get.

But Can’t We Get Phospholipids From Other Products?

Yes, there are a variety of products on the market that offer phospholipids in powder formulations, but what many people do not understand is the process of extracting phospholipids can create an instability.

Phospholipids are already unstable and if the proper extraction process is not used, they will oxidize and be of no help to the mitochondria.

To keep them stable, after extraction, they are wrapped in probiotics and prebiotics and various other nutrients and minerals are added to ensure they are primed to be absorbed once they enter your lower intestine.

The pro and prebiotics ensure your system has a healthy flora and prepared to receive the nutrients.

The phospholipids penetrate both inner and outer mitochondria walls to repair.

Cell Duplication

Cell division occurs naturally every 5 to 6 days. It works like a cloning machine and if a mitochondrial cell is damaged, it will replicate that damage. So essentially, you are losing energy if a damaged cell “clones.”

NT Factor is designed to repair that damage so when cloning begins, you receive cells that are damage free.

Who And How Was NT Factor Developed?

First, it took 25+ years of development and testing to come up with the NT Factor formulation that is making people feel brand new.

The developers are Nutritional Therapeutics, Inc… Hence, the NT. Based in Hauppage, New York, Nutritional Therapeutics has a mission of increasing the health of the world by providing high quality and balanced nutritional formulas to support a variety of health conditions and the overall wellness of our consumers.

Chemotherapy

Clinical trials were performed and found that NT Factor helped reduce the side effects of chemotherapy patients. You can read more about those trials here.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. And, you should not stop taking any pharmaceutical product without first consulting your prescribing physician.

I am not affiliated with Nutritional Therapeutics, Inc or NT Factor. I am providing this information because I know it has helped many people ( My Mother for 1)

Where You Can Get NT Factor

There have been various products developed that have NT Factor infused.

Check out this link.

As I have said before and I will say again, a healthy mitochondria is a healthy and energized body!

Hey Mom, slow down… Wait for me!”

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6 Tips On Instilling Good Health And Wellness Practices In Your Children

children

It is something I detest seeing… A small child who noticeably weighs 4 times more than they should come running out of a fast food restaurant carrying a “Joy Meal” (I dare not use the trademarked name) in one hand, and a 64 ounce soft drink in the other.

A part of me wants to run up to the parents or guardians and shake them into the knowledge of what they are doing to their child.

But, I know that isn’t the answer.

But, what we all can do is put as much information in front of the human population and hopefully, these people will see it.

Today, I want to give you 6 tips on instilling good health and wellness practices in your children.

Good Health And Wellness Practices In Your Children #1: Make Sure That The Entire Family Eats One Meal Together Per Day

This isn’t always easy, but it is possible.

We live in an era when people are running ragged and are seldom home. But if you make it a family rule that everyone eats breakfast or dinner together at the family table, you will see a better sense of the healthiness of a home cooked meal compared to the stuff served at restaurants.

Good Health And Wellness Practices In Your Children #2: Be A Role Model

We hear it over and over… Like Father, like Son or like Mother, like Daughter.

It is true, children copy us. So if you exercise regularly; if you eat properly; if you care about your health, the odds are good that your children will follow in your footsteps.

Good Health And Wellness Practices In Your Children #3: Encourage Outdoor Activities And Sports

healthy children

While there is a lot that can be learned via iPads and computers, many children are playing games that have no educational value. And this game playing goes on for hours upon hours.

As parents, we need to set some strict rules on the amount of computer time and instead, encourage our children to go outside and play.

And many parents have also found that when they encourage their child to join one school or non-school sport’s activity, the child gets “hooked” and participates in more.

Yes, some of these sports programs can cost money, but keep in mind it is an investment into your child’s health and well being.

Good Health And Wellness Practices In Your Children #4: Washing Hands

Our hands pick up nasty germs from so many places. Anything we touch or handle may carry germs.

  • Door handles
  • Money
  • The trash bags
  • Etc…

Mom’s and Dad’s, get into a habit of asking your children at random times “Did you wash your hands?”

By doing so, you will create a habit of always washing their hands even when they are grown and gone.

Good Health And Wellness Practices In Your Children #5: Walk Instead Of Using Gasoline

Maybe you need to get something from the store, or maybe your child has an invite to a friend’s birthday party… The tendency is to jump in the car, but why not walk if the place is within a mile or so?

As humans, we depend too much on cars and trucks to take us even short distances.

While you are walking with your child, explain to him or her how walking can help relieve pollution and also help us live healthy lives.

Good Health And Wellness Practices In Your Children #6: Physically Exhausting Chores

There are always chores that need to be done around any home. And every child should have their part in doing those chores.

While they may wimper and whine, do not give in. Have them do some of the physically exhausting things like pulling weeds, mowing grass, taking out the trash, etc. These chores can not only help them maintain a strong and healthy body, it also helps them learn to be responsible adults.

And yes, I do suggest rewarding them for their hard work.

Conclusion

Remember that children are the future of humanity. It is our responsibility to ensure they are prepared to face the world. By instilling good health and wellness practices in your children, they will be able to handle the many situations that they may come up against.

I hope this helps you.

Now help out others by sharing this with all your friends and family.

And post your comments and questions below.

Thank you.