Healthy Foods, Unhealthy Foods, And Your Body

The various components of food send messages of health or illness to our genes. And whether you can hear it or not, your genes talk back. The subtle sounds coming deep from within our 30 trillion dancing cells sound something like this: “I really like what’s going on here. This is cool. I’m going to continue to produce good molecules and make this a blissful experience.” Or, if you’re eating food that troubles your gene, the inner message may indicate dysfunction in a different tone: “Hey, what’s going on here? I’m so stressed! I’m under siege. I’m being fed a pile of junk, and I don’t really like that. So, I’m going to put this body into an alarm state. Push the stress buttons – pump out the adrenaline and cortisol. Battle stations everyone.”

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Using Essential Oils at the Hospital

As antibiotic and antiviral air fresheners, essential oils have a positive role to play in any hospital. They can also be used to kill pain, help the patients sleep, and enhance the effect of sedative drugs, thus allowing lower doses to be used.

Understanding Garlic

The ancient Egyptians viewed garlic and onions with divinity and took their oaths on them. Among other treasures in Tutankhamen’s tomb were heads of garlic.

Garlic is native to south-central Asia and the central Asian areas. It’s likely the plant made its way west to the Middle East and the Mediterranean on the caravans along the Silk Road in deep antiquity. Garlic seems unchanged since the days of ancient Egypt.

Barley Vegetable Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 1-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Place barley and ¼ cup vegetable broth in nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Transfer to prepared casserole dish.

Appetite Suppressants

By suppressing the appetite, we consume less food. By consuming less food, we lower our caloric intake. As we know, maintaining a low calorie intake will no doubt lead to weight loss. Here are some natural appetite suppressants:

Understanding Vitamin D

All the vitamin D you need or a daily dose is packed in 10 minutes out in the sunshine. Your body makes this important vitamin from sunlight on your skin.

Aching Feet and Legs

It’s summer so the vacations will be starting soon. I thought I’d share a favorite formula with you. This formula is heaven sent for aching feet and legs. It’s especially made for those days when we’re power walking all over the place. Whether it’s at an amusement park, a foreign city, or shopping at outlet stores when you walk all day and you’re legs and feet are killing you. Just rub some of the oil on and viola! Pain be gone! This formula will amaze you. You can rub your legs and feet down before you start out in the morning or wait until you get back to the hotel at night. Either way the next day, you won’t have to pull your legs up by your hands to get them off the bed and believe it or not you’ll be ready for more walking.

Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

 When it comes to beating stress, there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, many people don’t get the rest they need. If you’ve gone through a patch of being unable to sleep for days on end, you know it makes life feel as if it’s not worth living. You have little interest in much … Continue reading

Keeping Mosquitoes Away

Mosquitoes are the most aggravating little raiders and can be dealt with by a lot of essential oils, but lavender and red thyme are the best. Put one drop on a strip of material, paper, or ribbon and place the strips around the yard or area you would like to keep bite-free.

Keeping Flies Away

Create your own flypaper by spreading molasses on to strips or squares of bright yellow posterboard.

Hang the strips in doorways or lay squares of flypaper on the litchen counters and other places where flies are a problem.