Showing posts from October, 2018

How to control BAD cholesterol in the body!

Cholesterol is made in the liver and is vital for human life. Cholesterol aids in the production of sex hormones, it assist the liver in bile production and is a building block for human tissue. Cholesterol is know as VLDL, LDL and HDL they are all lipoproteins which are compounds made of fat and protein that are responsible for delivering the cholesterol where is most needed in the body. LDL stands for low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol.   LDL could lead to plaque accumulation on the walls of the arteries narrowing the blood vessels and straining the necessary flow of oxygen in the blood throughout the body. It could also lead to blood clots that if breaking loose they could block the flow of blood causing a heart attack or stroke. LDL ideally should be lees than 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) in blood test (1). HDL stands for high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol. HDL keeps the cardiovascular system healthy and it aids on the removal of LDL from the arter

Calendula officinalis Vs. NSAIDs (ibuprofen)

 Anti-inflammatory activity of Calendula: Plant common name is: Marigold. Plant scientific name is Calendula officinalis . Calendula is well-know herb and uplifting ornamental garden plan that has been used topically, in ceremonies and as a dye and food plant for centuries. Calendula flower is used to prevent muscle spasms, start menstrual periods, and reduce fever. It is also used for treating sore throat and mouth, menstrual cramps, cancer, and stomach and duodenal ulcers. Calendula has also been used for measles, smallpox, and jaundice. (1). It is used well diluted for the chafing and excoriations of infants, ulcers, after surgery to induce healing, to wash abscess cavities, to prevent cicatrization from burns and scalps, in eczematous and ulcerative skin diseases, and vaginitis. It is also used for mild conjunctivitis in the portion of 5 drops to the once of the rose water. In vaginitis, endometritis, all uterine and vaginal abrasions, and non-malignant

Type 2 diabetes management and prevention without medication!

 Type 2 diabetes is affecting over 35% of adults in the United States. Diabetes has been categorized as an inflammatory disease, sharing many of the characteristics of cardiovascular disease (1).   Obesity and type 2 diabetes are strongly associated with increase inflammation in the body and as the inflammation in the adipose tissue increases this becomes a systematic inflammation that results in metabolic syndrome, and followed by development of type 2 diabetes. Research suggested that a reversal of both conditions could be achieved by reducing the levels of inflammation though the use of anti-inflammatory diets.   Medical nutrition therapy has been recommended for treatment of diabetes and inflammation (2). Components of the Mediterranean diet offer many advantages, as they are anti-inflammatory foods. As suggested in this article the Mediterranean diet such as fruits, vegetables, olive oil, oily fish, tree nuts they all serve as a model for functional foods for their natur

Sauerkraut a natural cure for acid Reflux:

Fermented foods have unique functional properties that promote many health benefits due to the presence of functional microorganism that possess probiotics properties, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and peptide production.   Sauerkraut has many powerful benefits because it is living fermented food. Fermentation brings to life wonderful microbes, such as lactobacillus and is far more superior in the probiotic content than yogurt.   The lactic acid that sauerkraut creates is beneficial for the intestinal flora; it also balances pH and helps break down proteins. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, K minerals such as iodine, calcium, folate, iron, potassium and manganese. The fermentation process increases the bioavailability of nutrients making it an excellent source of a living food; it also helps on removing heavy metals and toxins in the body, assisting on improving the immune system. Sauerkraut as many other fermented foods are beneficial on th