Everyone should stash their cabinets, lunch bags, sports and travel packs with healthy seeds. People should be eating them daily because of their amazing benefits. Seeds are embryonic plants and the origin of nutrition. They are a living food. When you think of how a plant has to fully mature to produce a seed itself, know that their seedlings are jam packed with powerful amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes to help with digestion, absorption and assimilation. Seeds are very versatile and provide cooking oils, beverages, spices, healthy food additives and healthy, nutritious calories. Below are the top ten healthiest seeds on Earth and how to consume them.Take a Tour
Mushrooms are a fabulous source of Vitamin D, antioxidants, immunity boosting vitamins and minerals and metabolism booster. There are many different types of mushrooms that yield various benefits. The following are the top 8 types of mushrooms and the greatness they provide the body once consumed. Eat mushrooms daily or as much as you can. It is also said to be an anti-aging and bladder detoxifying superfood!Take a Tour
There are so many articles and “this just in” news reports on how much stress can plummet the immune system. I like to be more on the optimistic side, and look at situations with a positive spin, more like looking at the glass half full and speckled with positive ions, so to speak. What does our body look like on laughter, and how does that effect our overall functional health? Several professors from colleges such as Columbus State Community College, the University of Oxford, the University of Zurich and the University of Colorado all positively agree, “laughter can temporarily alter our physical biology for the better.” This filed of study dedicated to deciphering the relationship between human behavior is called psychoneuroimmunology, and it has shown that the mind is a powerful tool in how it affects the immune system.Take a Tour
We live in a world of chemicals. Air pollutants; pesticides; processed food with preservatives, hormones and colorings; synthetic sugary drinks; cosmetics; carpeting; furniture; electronics and medication leach harmful poisons into our body. These toxins cannot be metabolized, get trapped inside the body and cause serious health damage.Take a Tour
Coughing spells caused by internal or external irritants? Though the peak of flu season has just passed, spring has sprung and pollen has begun to saturate the air in many parts of the world. While chronic coughing symptoms may not be contagious and just a lingering sign of our lungs and bronchial tubes trying desperately to heal and strengthen, over the counter and prescription cough suppressant syrups do contain dyes, chemicals and side effects. In fact, studies have demonstrated that over-the-counter cough and cold remedies for both kids and adults are actually potentially harmful and no better in addressing symptoms than homemade syrups prepared with honey. Below are several natural home, do it yourself cough and cold-fighting mixtures from some of my favorite sites.Take a Tour
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a plant that is eaten in Asia, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East. In the US, it’s classified as a weed, which may explain why it’s relatively unknown. Purslane is great for the skin, urinary and digestive systems, boosting the immune system and has a perfect combination between antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, potassium, calcium, magnesium and carotene.Take a Tour
The neem tree is also known as the “tree of the 40” in East Africa (for its ability to treat 40 different diseases). Neem trees that produce neem leaf and neem oil is native to tropical and semi-tropical regions of the Asian subcontinent. Neem oil has been widely used in ancient and modern Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, all parts of this amazing tree have anti-infection properties and most people use the neem oil that the tree produces. From relieving dry and chapped skin, treating acne, psoriasis, eczema, bacterial infections (without promoting bacteria resistance like antibiodics do), boils, ulcers, insect repellant and head lice, this amazing natural oil soothes and heals, problems with people and animals. Some may even call it a miracle oil. Because of its immune boosting capabilities and the abundance of trees in the world, people can buy neem oil in most health food/supply stores now.Take a Tour
A healthy immune system can defeat invading pathogens, but it is exactly that: an entire synergistic and working system, not a single entity. In order for people to optimize immune function, balance and harmony from a holistic viewpoint and approach is required.
The most obvious part of the immune system is what you can see. For example, the largest and first basic defense system to our immunity is our skin, since it acts as the primary boundary between germs and your body. Skin is tough and generally impermeable to bacteria and viruses.Take a Tour
Live happier and healthier: A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine notes that, “People who tend to think positively may reduce their risk of dying from heart related conditions and stroke by over 55%!”
Better skin? A study from Colorado State University at Fort Collins found that eating an excess of food that spike insulin levels (cake, soda and white bread) as well as refined carbs and fried foods may stimulate hormones responsible for oil overproduction and clogged pores. Cut back on the junk foods for a zit and wrinkle free face.
Get more zinc and possibly more love: oysters are packed with zinc, a mineral that enhances the immune system. One large oyster supplies a day’s worth of zinc, which also repairs and maintains muscle tissue. Many people do not get enough zinc in their diets and may leave themselves at risk for lowered immune system. Oysters are also a classic aphrodisiac for both men and women. Eat organic and fresh oysters a few times a month!Take a Tour
As the largest eliminatory organ on the human body and helps to detox the toxins away from the body, it is no wonder people obsess over the tone, tightness, color, age and health of the skin. From the forhead to the back of the lower legs, everything from expensive cremes, body butters, lasers, skin wraps and saunas are used religiously by people of all ages, in hopes that we obtain our perfect idea of outer, ageless beauty: Beautiful and glowing, cellulite and vein free skin.Take a Tour