Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aloe Vera: Why Everyone Should Own This Plant...

 
Aloe Vera has been widely grown as an ornamental plant.

To date, to be truthful aloe has found a few other uses besides a ornamental desert plant. Aloe Vera juice, for instance is high in antioxidants and as a result boosts a person's immune system by detoxifying the body which helps to prevent illness, and everyone knows what to reach for when you get too much sun. Or when you get a kitchen burn. The Aloe Vera probably originated in northern Africa. It survives in areas of low natural rainfall. In history the Aloe Vera has been found in writings of many different cultures. As far back as the Greek, Egyptian, and Roman empires. References have also been found in writings from the early Indian and Chinese cultures. Ancient records show that the benefits of Aloe Vera have been known for centuries, and it's therapeutic and healing properties have survived for over 4000 years. FYI the earliest record of Aloe Vera is on a Sumerian tablet dating from 2100 BC.

In 1862 it was discovered on an Egyptian papyrus writing that was dated 1550 BC, Egyptian Queens used it to enhance their physical beauty. It was used to great effect by Greek, Roman, Chinese and Indian physicians. In the Philippines it is taken with milk for kidney infections. Aloes are referred to in the Bible, and legend suggests that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean to secure supplies of Aloes to treat the battle wounds of his soldiers. Also the Bible mentions of removing Christ from the cross and wrapping his body in Aloes and Myrrh, in John 19:39. We find Aloe Vera appearing throughout history, for it's many uses. So, Aloe plant gel has been used for topical treatment for minor wounds and burns and skin irritations for centuries. However, made into a beverage and taken internally, it has been used to help many other conditions. Some of them are constipation, ulcers, diabetes, headaches, arthritis, and coughs. There are over 240 different species of Aloe, which grow in dry and arid climate zones of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Of all these different types of Aloe plants, only four are identified as fit for human consumption. Aloe Vera is one, it's non-toxic, with no known side effects. Aloe Vera is now widely used on facial tissues, where it is promoted as a anti-irritant to reduce chafing of the nose of users suffering hay-fever or cold. A component of Aloe Vera, namely acemannan, is an approved treatment for leukemia, which is believed to be caused by a virus similar to HIV. Aloe vera juice is also used to treat digestive problems, including heartburn, and ulcers. It is an anti-inflammatory, which can explain why it has an almost imediate effect when consumed. Medicinal uses of Aloe Vera are many and can improve your health considerably. It's important to note also that, it also prevents the causes for recurring yeast infections.

The sad truth is that Aloe Vera juice is one of the most adulterated health drinks on the market. Producers routinely dilute and add counterfeit chemicals, chemicals which are generally similar in molecular size to the natural elements of the juice, and which are designed to alter standard test results. The unadulterated one's are packed full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, that the body can use. Aloe Vera that comes directly from the plant is a yellowish liquid. It can be obtained by simply breaking off a piece of the aloe plant. The liquid will run out and can be applied topically. The leaves can also be crushed and used as a salve. The beneficial properties of the aloe plant come from the 20 amino acids it contains. It's used to support the natural healing of skin that has been damaged. Aloe Vera can also be made into juices, gels, powders and is often added to other products. For example it can be found in cosmetics, shampoos, lotions, food's, juices, antiseptics, and many other common products. Here are some of the health benefits:

  1. Aids in constipation.
  2. Aids in digestion and helps with stomachaches and heartburn.
  3. Helps to regulate blood sugars.
  4. Detoxifies the body and colon.
  5. Helps with weight loss by increasing metabolic rate to burn more calories.
  6. Improves circulation.
  7. Aids in healing damage to internal tissues.
  8. Regulates blood pressure.
  9. Strengthens immune system.
  10. Retards the growth of cancerous tumors.
  11. Helps to reduce inflammation.

A study conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center's Department of Physiology showed that rats who ingested Aloe Vera experienced a 10% increase in life span, 10% !!! and had a lower incidence of disease than the average rat population. The rats suffered no ill effects from ingesting the aloe. The International Aloe Science Council has shown that aloe can be used to reduce mouth pain and swelling after oral surgeries. Studies conducted by the council have also suggested that aloe vera can reduce the amount of bacteria found in the mouths of denture wearers. Aloe also helps to ease the pain of cuts and sores in the mouth.

Aloe Vera is also, often used in veterinary medicine. Aloe can be used to treat wounds, soothe irritated skin and clean ears in cats, dogs, horses and other pets. Dairy farmers sometimes supplement the diets of dairy cows with aloe to stimulate milk production and improve the animal's overall health. Aloe should never be used on an animal without first checking with your veterinarian, because Aloe is sometimes formulated differently or watered down when used for treating animals. The many benefits of this ornamental desert plant are not fully researched yet. In fact if you don't own a aloe vera plant, Why Not? I've heard of families that pass down aloe plants from generation to generation, and along with it, teaching the beneficial properties the plant contains. Use terracotta pots for them because they're porous. Potted aloe plants should be allowed to completely dry before watering. When they are potted aloes become crowded with "pups" growing from the sides of the "mother plant," they should be divided and re-potted to allow room for further growth of the mother. During winter, Aloe Vera may become dormant, so very little moisture is required. In areas that receive frost or snow, it has to be kept potted, indoors. More studies are in process now, to help us discover the many ways Aloe Vera can help to benefit the human body, but here are a few of the many things some have been successfully treated with Aloe:

Abrasions, Colds, Herpes simplex & zoster, HIV, Staph infections,Acne, Colic, Menstrual cramps & irregularity,Ulcerations, Allergies, Denture (gum) sores, Nausea, Burns, Epstein-Barr virus, Chronic fatigue, Hypertension, Stings, Constipation, Infections, Sunburns,Ulcerative colitis, Arthritis, Dermatitis, Parasites (especially protozoan infections), Vaginitis, Radiation Dermatitis,Warts,Viral infections, Contusions, Insect bites, Tendinitis, Allergies, Dandruff, Boils, Diabetes, Ulcers, Varicose veins, Bruises,  Edema, Psoriasis. 

Now, Aloe has been known to cause allergic reactions in some people, side effects are rare and Aloe is considered to be safe. So, not only is Aloe Vera good for all those things I've mentioned, it is also made up of components essential for our cells to do the jobs they were designed to do. Healthy Cells = Healthy Tissue, Healthy Tissue = Healthy Organs. Healthy Organs = GOOD HEALTH. Good Luck...








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Monday, August 8, 2016

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than Blueberries...

   Blueberries, one of the few fruits native to North America. 

Since my blueberry bush is going off right now, in it's honor let's look at blueberries. Well first off, is there anything more delicious to the eye, the taste, and the soul than a bowl of fresh picked blueberries? Blueberries grow in many places around the world. Cousins of the north american blueberry live in Asia, Europe, and South America, from the tropics to far north. Blueberries were here when the first wave of settlers arrived. In 1615, explorer Samuel de Champlain wrote about seeing natives along Lake Huron harvesting wild blueberries. The natives dried the berries, beat them into a pulp, and dried them into a powder. Which they combined with cornmeal, honey and water to make a pudding. Native americans used the berries, leaves, and roots for medicinal purposes. The fruit was also used as a blue fabric dye. The native americans held the wild blueberry in very high esteem. They believed the "Great Spirit" sent these star berries to relieve the hunger of children during times of famine. Natives also used blueberries for medicine, and made a healing tea from the root. It was used as a relaxant during childbirth. Natives taught this to the pilgrims, and early medical books show how this same tea was prescribed for settlers wives during labor. Blueberry juice was used for coughs, and tea made from blueberry leaves is a good tonic to help purify the blood. 

Guess who else likes blueberries, anyone?... Bears, that's who, and I have had the experience, of blundering into a close encounter with some bears while wild blueberry picking. This is a very humbling experience. Sometimes I was told, wild bears will eat nothing but blueberries when they are in season. That in fact, it has been documented that they will travel with an empty stomach, from ten to fifteen miles per day to sniff out a blueberry patch. The blueberry harvest in North America varies. It can start as early as May and usually ends in late summer. The principle areas of commercial production are in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and Argentina. Here in southern California we are lucky to have this little "power plant" year round.

Did you know eating blueberries can help improve your vision, make your blood flow  easier, and lower your cholesterol. Blueberries are packed with antioxidant power, they fight disease on multiple levels, and are an underused tool for good health. Blueberries owe some of their health benefits to the high levels of naturally occurring antioxidant phytonutrients, or flavonoids that offer protection from oxidative damage. That is responsible for many age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, weakening of eyesight, and memory among others. Blueberry juice, and fresh blueberries can also help fight urinary tract infections. Blueberries are also beneficial for your brain. On a test tube level, we know blueberry antioxidants activate two brain-protective enzymes, catalase and superoxide dismutase. These are the enzymes that keep neurons from being deactivated after they are attacked by free radicals. 

Scientists at the Montreal Diabetes Research Center, and the University of Montreal in Canada even believe that blueberry juice will be the source of treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and age-related memory problems, and that eating blueberries can offer similar benefits now. Also, Blueberries can help curb obesity, a recent study reports. The study was conducted at Texas Woman's University. The lipid content in the control group was significantly higher than the content of the tissue given three doses of blueberry polyphenols. The highest dose of blueberry polyphenols yielded a 73% decrease in blood lipids. While the lowest dose still showed a 27% decrease. According to Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, blueberries have the highest antioxidant level of all fruit. All berries for that matter won, hands down, in providing the most antioxidant bang for the buck. Their statement is that; "Antioxidants help prevent cancer and slow down aging, by dispensing of free radicals in your body." "Blueberries also promote urinary tract health, eye health, brain health, and digestive health." Blueberries are also a healthy source of vitamin C, magnesium, fiber, and vitamin E.

Ronald Prior, PhD, a chemist and nutritionist with the USDA's Arkansas Nutrition Center, explains "bio-availability has to do with the amount of absorption, or metabolism in the gut." Dr. Prior added that some foods even benefit from a bit of cooking. One of his studies showed that by mildly steaming blueberries, the antioxidant level was enhanced, making more antioxidants available to the body. Wild blueberries are the winner overall. Just one cup has 13,427 total antioxidants. That's about 10 times the USDA's recommendation, in just one cup. Cultivated blueberries have 9,019 per cup and are equally vitamin-rich. At a 2007 symposium on berry health benefits, reports showed consumption of blueberries, and similar berry fruits may alleviate the cognitive decline occurring in Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions of aging. Proanthocyanidin, a chemical isolated from blueberry leaves, can block replication of the hepatitis C virus. Dr. Arpita Basu, an assistant professor of nutrition at Oklahoma State University, showed in several laboratory-based animal, and cell studies that anthocyanins, found in blueberries, cause blood vessels to relax, and increase production of nitric oxide that helps in maintaining normal blood pressure. Research at Rutgers has also shown that blueberries may help prevent urinary tract infections. A study soon to be published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found supplementation of diets with wild blueberry juice enhanced memory and learning in older adults, while reducing blood sugar, and some symptoms of depression.

BEWARE !! In June 2013 the Environmental Working Group rated pesticides in blueberries a significant concern, based on the most recent USDA laboratory test data. Domestic US blueberries were scored at number 10/12 in the "Dirty Dozen" list of fruits with the most pesticide residue in the supermarket. Imported variety's were better, 23 out of 53 rated fruits and vegetables. So like I always say buy ORGANIC ! It is near to impossible to remove pesticide residues completely from fruit. Pesticides and herbicides are formulated to stick to the fruit so they won't wash off in the rain.

There is no downside to eating plain organic blueberries, except that if you eat enough to make a black bear jealous, your digestive tract is going to slow down to handle all the pectin. Now here's one downside, blueberries don't mix well with the casein protein in milk, ice cream etc. it blocks the antioxidant absorption much the same way it does in green tea. Free Radical Biology and Medicine investigated whether antioxidant properties of blueberries were reduced because of their affinity for protein. They assessed the bioavailability of phenolics after consumption of blueberries with and without milk. Phenolics are the active compounds in plants that give blueberries their antioxidant potential. This study suggests that the best way to gain maximum benefits from blueberries and other fruits eaten for their polyphenol (anti-oxident) content is to consume them either one hour before protein is consumed, or two hours after. This does not affect the vitamin benefits however. Up to a quarter cup of delicious blueberries every day for kids and up to a whole cup of blueberries every day for adults offers all the benefits of blueberries in a delicious experience. One of the major attractions of blueberries is that they are tasty all by themselves, no sweetener needed. As I said I purchased my own blueberry bush from the local nursery, and it rocks!

So who doesn't want to look younger, and be healthier. Blueberries can be purchased at farm markets, pick-your-own farms, grocery stores or buy your own bush. Not able to purchase fresh berries? No problem. Frozen fruit is just as healthy as fresh fruit. Check out the selection in the frozen section of your local grocery store. Good Luck...

                                                                                                                    


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time To Find Some Cherries...

 Cherry Fairy Says, "Cherries aren't a fruit they're a prize"...

A friend recently reacquainted me with a better place to eat cherries than the dinner table, and I'm a firm believer that there isn't any treat worth having that doesn't have a cherry on top ! Cherries contain single stony seed, like plums and prunes. People have been using cherry fruits as a decoration ever since the first bakery opened it's doors. Cherries also seem to have a very erotic quality.

You'll never forget the girls who can tie a cherry stem in a knot with their tongue, will you! The native range of the wild cherry extends through most of Europe, western Asia and parts of northern Africa, and the fruit has been consumed throughout it's range since prehistoric times. A cultivated cherry is recorded as having been brought to Rome by Lucius Licinius Lucullus from northeastern Anatolia, modern day Turkey, also known as the Pontus region, in 72 BC.. Bing Cherries were First Cultivated in State of Oregon in the early 1870's, and quickly became the top ranking of all north american cherry varieties to date. This delicious, bite-size fruit is much more than a whip-cream topping. While rich in vitamins, cherries also contain melatonin a naturally occurring hormone. Produced by the pinealocyte within the penial gland, melatonin plays a major role in regulating a persons biological clock. Cherries are one of the richest sources of anthocyanins, and of over 150 flavonoids found in plants, anthocyanins have the greatest antioxidant capacity.

Scientists have concluded many successful studies with melatonin on treatments of cancer, migraines, cluster headaches, mood disorders, fertility, ADHD, autism, bi-polar disorder, insomnia, and preventing memory loss in alzheimer's patients just to name a few.
 
One cup of cherries contains 27mg of melatonin, an antioxidant which guards against the breakdown of collagen. This results in a slower rate of wrinkle formation and fine lines within the skin. Cherries are also rich in vitamin A (beta carotene) and provide 88 IU's per serving. Vitamin A has been known to increase collagen production and can help soften facial lines. Cherries have 19 times the amount of beta carotene than blueberries and strawberries. Well this little powerthouse can even help prevent and fight cancer. They also contain queritrin which is a potent anticancer agent, and they contain ellagic acid, which some experts now believe is one of the most useful compounds for cancer prevention. Cherries also are a rich source of healthy antioxidants, helping to repair free-radical cells in the body. Another compound found in cherries is perillyl alcohol (POH), which is very effective in reducing the occurrence of all types of cancer. It stops the spread of cancerous cells by depriving them of the crucial proteins they require in order to grow. Researchers at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have found that Bing cherries, consumed consistently over time, may help defend the body against inflammation tied to arthritis and heart disease.

At the Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, California, their research published in the Journal of Nutrition, showed healthy volunteers consumed about 45 Bing cherries each day for 28 days. Then blood samples revealed that levels of nitric oxide and C reactive protein dropped by 18-25 percent. Why should you care? Nitric oxide and C reactive protein are two of several indicators which measure inflammation in the body. According to the researchers, the cherries contain natural properties which help suppress some of the compounds linked to inflammation. This is their second study, corroborating such findings in humans. Sometimes those headaches seem to be never ending, but new research from Michigan State University suggests eating cherries can be just as effective as aspirin. In fact, eating just 20 cherries can be 10 times more effective than taking aspirin. Anthocyanins present within the fruit deconstruct enzymes which cause inflammation and relieve pain associated with headaches at a more rapid rate. Potassium removes excess sodium within the bloodstream and calms the blood-vessel walls. It is not a surprise that cherries loaded with 306 mg of potassium per serving can have a positive impact on blood pressure.
 
Recent studies suggest blood pressure can be lowered by 25% when eating this potassium rich fruit. When you are looking for something to rid yourselves of belly fat, remember cherries are rich in pectin, a fiber which converts to a slow-digesting gel in your stomach, blocks fat storage and increases fullness by up to 32%. New research suggests increasing pectin-rich foods in our diets may enhance weight loss by up to 38%. One cup of cherries provides about 2.7g of dietary fiber. Fiber is essential for intestinal health and helps to prevent constipation. Fiber also helps to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Your body can't digest fiber, you absorb fewer calories when you eat it.

Eating cherries or drinking cherry juice after a workout can speed up your recovery, according to a study conducted at Northumbria University in England, reports ScienceDaily. In the study, athletes who drank Montmorency cherry juice recovered more quickly after running a marathon than participants who took a placebo. Throughout the 48 hours following the marathon, athletes in the cherry juice group suffered less inflammation and oxidative stress, which is a potentially harmful side effect of long-distance running and strenuous physical activity in general. The deep red color of the cherries was our first heads-up that the fruit is special, and now science is taking that a step farther, and finding thru research a link between food, and medicine. Now it isn't all about health 24/7 so don't forget all the great deserts that are made with cherries. Like pies, tarts, cheesecake and girls! If you can't get fresh cherries where you live, try dried cherries, they're like raisins. For a change of pace, swap dried cherries for your usual after-workout energy bar. A 1⁄2-cup serving of dried cherries has 200 calories and about 49 grams of carbohydrates, about the same as an energy bar. Remember tart cherries are pumped full of melatonin, which can positively impact sleep patterns, and who doesn't want to sleep better. If you eat enough (about a handful) you may sleep better. Good Luck...







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Sunday, July 17, 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons, Find Somebody Whose Life Gave Them Vodka...

                 Lemons are one of those "super foods"

Lemons have long list, and history of health and cosmetic benefits. A kitchen without a lemon is a sorry place. These yellow fruits are culinary superheroes that brighten the flavor of everything from fish, and salad to cocktails, and desert. The Ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons, and drinking lemon juice was an effective protection against a variety of poisons. The two biggest health benefits are lemons strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers, and their use as a weight loss aid, because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances. Citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene, that promote immunity, and fight infection. It's widely presumed that lemons first grew in Southern India, northern Burma, and China. In South and South East Asia, it was also used as an antidote for various poisons. Lemons entered Europe near southern Italy around the 1st century AD, during the time of Ancient Rome. However, they were not widely cultivated. They were later introduced to Persia, and Egypt around 700 AD.

The lemon was first recorded in literature in a 10th century Arabic essay on farming, and was also used as an ornamental plant in early Islamic gardens. It was distributed widely throughout the Arab world and the Mediterranean region between 1000, and 1150. The first substantial cultivation of lemons in Europe began in Genoa in the middle of the 15th century. It was later introduced to the Americas in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola on his voyages. Spanish conquest throughout the New World helped spread lemon seeds. It was used as ornament, and medicine. It was in the 18th and 19th centuries, when lemons were first used widely in cooking and flavoring, they were first planted in Florida and eventually moved west to California. In 1747, James Lind's experiments on sailors suffering from scurvy involved adding vitamin C to their diets with lemon juice. The average lemon contains approximately 3 tablespoons of juice. You should allow lemons to come to room temperature before juicing them it makes the juice easier to extract. Remember that lemons left unrefrigerated for long periods of time are susceptible to mold. In one of the most comprehensive scientific studies, researchers at Ohio State University revealed lemon oil aroma used in aromatherapy may enhance mood and reduce anxiety. I know a few people that could use that tip, don't you. Check out these additional benefits:

  • Lemon contains citric acid, which can be effective in treating acne. The vitamin C found in citrus fruits is vital for that healthy glowing skin while it's alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.
  • Research has shown that lemon balm has a calming effect, and therefore may be able to help with fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness, and tension. It is also believed that inhaling lemon oil helps with concentration and alertness.
  • The proven antibacterial, and antiviral properties of lemons can accelerate the healing process of mouth sores.
  • At the first indication of a cold, like a runny nose or sore throat, you should try to give your body as much immune-boosting vitamin C as you can so that the virus is eliminated before it gets a chance to take hold. Try drinking the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon in a glass of lukewarm water every 2 hours.
  • Experienced travelers know that when they add lemon juice to ordinary drinking water, in various localities, it acts as an antiseptic, and helps to prevent illness due to allergy to different water supplies.
  • Lemons can help freshen breath that has gone sour after consuming certain spices, alcohol, cigarettes, or that is caused by insufficient salivation.
  • Several studies have found that lemon balm combined with other calming herbs (such as valerian, hops, and chamomile) helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep.
  • Even though it makes you pucker, lemon juice has a powerful alkaline effect in the body, and is therefore a natural agent to relieve excess acid.
  • Lemon oil has vessel-strengthening properties that can help fight varicose, and spider veins.

Also:

  1. Lemon being a citrus fruit, fights against infection. It helps in production of antibodies in blood which attacks an invading microorganism and prevents infection.
  2. Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
  3. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) .
  4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer
  5. Lemons also blocks the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.
  6. Application of Lemon juice gives a glow to the skin.
  7. Grandma says a few drops of lemon juice in hot water will clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.
  8. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightener and skin bleach which reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of chemical allergic reactions which is common with hair dyes and bleaches.
  9. In your mouth lemon juice will relieve gingivitis, stomatitis, and inflammation of the tongue.
  10. Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract infection.
  11. Lemon juice is applied to the sites of bites and stings of certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.
  12. Lemon juice soothes the dry skin.
  13. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills most bacteria and other organisms present in them, thereby prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.
  14. Lemon juice is the best drink to prevent dehydration in case of diarrhea.
  15. Lemon juice removes plaque, whitens the teeth and strengthens the enamel.
  16. Grandma says table spoon of thick lemon syrup everyday helps relieves asthma.
  17. Gargling lemon juice relieves sore throat.
  18. Lemon juice is an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair.
  19. Lemon applied over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.
  20. Lemon juice helps to prevent and treats osteoarthritis.

Whew! The lemon is quite the little powerhouse. Not to "beat a dead horse" but lemon also freshens the air, lemon oil is used to condition wood products, and the acid in lemon juice will break down the alkaline minerals found in hard water, that ends up on glasses or windows. The juice of one lemon will also neutralize the chlorine in your bath water, and it's also great for getting odd smells out of your microwave. What WOULD we do without lemons indeed, the distinctive pucker taste of lemon makes it a key ingredient in many main dishes, and desserts around the world. It's great for our health, has many non-culinary uses, and fresh squeezed lemonade isn't a bad drink either.  So give fresh lemons a bigger place in your diet. Good Luck...

And... once again it's the weekend so I must confess one of my all-time favorite uses of the lemon is in in the:

Lemon Drop:

 Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 oz. vodka
    • 1/4 sugar cube
    • crushed ice
    • 1/4 lemon, sliced
    • 1 sprig fresh mint


    In a hand shaker, combine lemon juice, vodka and sugar, and ice. Shake till chilled, then pour into sugared rim martini glass. Garnish with a lemon slice a mint sprig.
     


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    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Kefir, He's An Actor... Right??

                Kefir is a delicious fermented milk product

    Kefir contains live probiotic organisms and rich in nutrients required by the body. It's made from gelatinous white or yellow particles called "grains." This makes kefir unique, as no other milk culture forms grains. These grains contain the bacteria/yeast mixture clumped together with casein (milk proteins) and complex sugars. They look like pieces of coral or small clumps of cauliflower.

    Kefir, originated with shepherds of the North Caucasus region, the northern part of Russia between the Black and Caspian Seas. They discovered that fresh milk carried in leather pouches would occasionally ferment into an effervescent beverage. Traditional kefir was made in skin bags that were hung near a doorway. The bag would be bumped or moved by anyone passing through the doorway. This would help to keep the milk and kefir grains well mixed. Smart right! For most of recorded history, kefir was scarcely known outside the Caucasian Mountain region. Even Marco Polo mentioned it, when recounting his travels. In the 1980's, Kefir was a symbolic gift exchanged between superpowers at the end of the cold war. Today it is prepared by inoculating cow, goat, or sheep's milk with kefir grains. Kefier is a pro-biotic food, it will remarkably boost your immune system especially if you compare it to commercially prepared yogurt. Traditional kefir is fermented at ambient temperatures, generally overnight. Fermentation of the lactose yields a sour, carbonated, slightly alcoholic beverage, with a consistency similar to thin yogurt. Some of the health benefits Kefir include:
    • Stimulates the immune system
    • Cleanses the colon
    • Increases energy
    • Treats depression
    • Nourishes the hair and skin
    • Provides the body with complete proteins
    • Provides many essential vitamins, including A, B2, B12, K and D
    • Provides minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
    • It’s rich in antioxidants and anti-aging properties
    • Treats IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
    • Relieves gas, bloating, indigestion
    • Treats pancreatitis, eczema, stomach ulcers, psoriasis, rheumatism, arthritis and gout, osteoporosis and anemia
    • Can reduce the risk for certain cancers including, colon cancer, by preventing the growth of cancerous cells
    • Calms the nerves to maintain a healthy nervous system
    • Helps control acne, sleep disorders, asthma, bronchitis, hypertension, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, colitis and diarrhea
    • Assists patients who are suffering from AIDS, by bolstering the immune system and helps with chronic fatigue syndrome and sleep disorders
    • Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system has benefited many who suffer from sleep disorders, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). 
     
    In addition to beneficial bacteria, Kefir contains minerals and essential amino acids that help the body with healing and maintenance functions. The complete proteins in Kefir are partially digested and therefore more easily utilized by the body. Tryptophan, one of the essential amino acids abundant in Kefir, is well known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system. Because Kefir also offers an abundance of calcium and magnesium, which are also important minerals for a healthy nervous system, Kefir in the diet can have a calming effect on the nerves. Kefir's ample supply of phosphorus, the second most abundant mineral in our bodies, helps utilize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for cell growth, maintenance and energy. Kefir is rich in Vitamin B12, B1, and Vitamin K. It is an excellent source of biotin, a B Vitamin which aids the body's assimilation of other B Vitamins, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, and B12. The numerous benefits of maintaining adequate B vitamin intake range from regulation of the kidneys, liver and nervous system to helping relieve skin disorders, boost energy and promote longevity. One study showed that Kefir also may aid in lactose digestion as a catalyst. Researcher Steven Hertzler stated, "Both Kefir and yogurt improve lactose digestion simply because some of the bacterial cells give up their lives in the intestinal tract, release their enzymes and digest the lactose. It's a one-shot deal. However, Kefir has additional microorganisms, that are able to colonize the intestines and benefit health further by protecting the intestine against disease-causing bacteria." 

    Production of traditional kefir requires a starter community of kefir grains which are added to the liquid one wishes to ferment. Kefir grains cannot be produced from scratch, but the grains grow during fermentation, and additional grains are produced. Kefir grains can be bought or donated by other growers. Without refrigeration the shelf life of Kefir is two to three days. Grains can be dried at room temperature or lyophilized (freeze-dried) or frozen. Kefir can be produced using lyophilized cultures commonly available as a powder from health food shops. A portion of the resulting kefir can be saved to be used a number of times to propagate further fermentations but ultimately does not form grains, and a fresh culture must be obtained. The benefits of consuming kefir regularly in the diet are numerous. Easily digested, it cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins.


     You can buy it ready made or simply make it yourself. Some find Kefir too sour on its own and prefer to add flavors or sweeteners like Stevia. Fruits or honey can be mixed with Kefir to make a smoothie. Kefir is sold with different varieties of fruit and flavors already added, both in the organic and non-organic varieties. I suggest the organic types. I drink a tall glass twice a week Kefir would be a welcome addition to any athletes training table or any families diet regimen or for anyone suffering from any of the maladies listed above. Good Luck...
     
               

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    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    It's Fig Season ! Give Them A Try !!

                Fig's are soft, sweet very thin skin fruit

    They say Adam & Eve covered up with fig leaves when they realized they were naked. Well I don't know if that's true, but I do know this, one bite, and you'll believe only a God could have designed such a delectable treat. Just about every mom has shoved a Fig Newton in their babies face to shut them up. That's how most of us were first exposed to figs. Soft and sweet, jelly like, perfect for babies and adults too. Fig's are the fruit of the ficus tree, which are related to mulberry trees. Many fig's are dried either by spending time in the sun or by an artificial process, this way they can travel better like on a hike for instance. Figs can trace their history back to the earliest of times with mentions in the Bible and other ancient writings.
     
    They are thought to have been first cultivated in Egypt. They spread to ancient Crete and then subsequently, around the 9th century BC, to ancient Greece, where they became a staple foodstuff in the traditional diet. Fig's were held in such esteem by the Greeks that they created laws forbidding the export of the best quality figs. Figs were deemed so important in Classic Greece that sportsmen ate them before entering a competition. Figs were also revered in ancient Rome where they were thought of as a sacred fruit. According to Roman myth, the wolf that nurtured the twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, rested under a fig tree. During this period of history, at least 29 varieties of figs were already known. Jump ahead to the late 19th century, when Spanish missionaries established the mission in San Diego, California, they also planted fig trees. Today, California remains one of the largest producers of figs in addition to Turkey, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

    Many figs are grown for their ornamental fruit,  only ficus carica, the Common Fig, is cultivated to any extent for human consumption. The fig's flowers and seeds grow together to form a single mass. Depending on the species, each fruit can contain up to several hundred to several thousand seeds. A fig "fruit" comes from an arrangement of multiple flowers, turned inwards, nearly closed receptacle, with many small flowers arranged on the inner surface. The actual flowers of the fig are unseen unless the fig is cut open. It's a fruit without a visible flower. Figs have a lot of soluble fibre, the kind that helps lower LDL cholesterol. (the bad one) Soluble fibre means that the fibre dissolves in water and forms a jelly-like paste with other foods in the intestine.

    This feature is very important because it reduces the amount of cholesterol circulating in the blood. Soluble fiber not only lowers LDL cholesterol, but it also raises HDL cholesterol, the "good" guy. Insoluble fiber does not have any effect on cholesterol but it is very beneficial for our whole body because it acts as a natural laxative. When our meal includes soluble fiber, bacteria in the colon ferment it. This fermentation produces certain compounds that prevent the formation of cholesterol. This results in lower levels of cholesterol circulating in your blood vessels. Fig's contribute high amounts of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium, three essential minerals for the health of our heart. On the other hand, they are very low in sodium, a major contributor to hypertension. For every 100 grams or 3.5 ounces of fresh figs, they have 53 calories, 1.6 grams of fiber, 44 milligrams of calcium, and 1.1 milligrams of sodium. Dried fig's have with 272 calories, 12.9 grams of fiber, 193 milligrams of calcium and 40 milligrams of sodium. Dried fig's contain an impressive 250mg of calcium per 100g, compared to whole milk with only 118mg. Fig's are a highly alkaline food, making them useful in balancing the pH of the body. They are a good source of potassium, important in helping to regulate blood pressure. Fig's are can also improve various respiratory disorders including whooping cough and asthma. Since they're also good for digestion, they help in treating constipation, indigestion, stomach ache, etc. Fig's in natural medicine, are used for fever, ear-ache, boils, abscesses, venereal diseases and liver tonic.

    You probably didn't think about the leaves of the fig tree as one of the edible parts. In some cultures though, fig leaves are a common part of the menu, and for good reason. The leaves of the fig have repeatedly been shown to have anti-diabetic properties, and can actually reduce the amount of insulin needed by persons with diabetes who require insulin injections. In one study, a liquid extract made from fig leaves was simply added to the breakfast of insulin-dependent diabetic subjects, in order to produce this insulin-lowering effect. Fig's a good fruit source of calcium will also promote bone density. Also, fig's potassium may counteract the increased calcium loss caused by the high-sodium diets, typical of most Americans. This could help prevent bones from thinning out quickly as we age. Fig's are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. In  California figs are available from June through September. So don't even think about passing them up this year. Or in the mean time try some dried fig's from your nearest farmers market and remember buy organic. Good Luck...
     


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    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    The Little Cranberry, an Antioxidant Giant...

     
        Cranberry's make some of the finest juice combinations.

    Cranberry juice was first made by American settlers around 1683. For those who like it, cranberry juice has a number of health benefits, and especially for all of you that have some excess fat to lose. Cranberry juice contains high levels of organic acids, which have an emulsifying effect upon fat deposits. Cranberry juice is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and salicylic acid. Also the vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, E (alpha tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). These red, tart berries are great when eaten fresh, or when drinking their juice. They've got an interesting taste, and are good for the body. Cranberries have a high level of phytochemical antioxidants, nearly five times as many as broccoli. These antioxidants help to prevent oxidative damage caused by free radicals, which can cause cell and DNA damage.

    For the cardiovascular system and for many parts of the digestive tract (including the mouth and gums, stomach, and colon) cranberry has been shown to provide important anti-inflammatory benefits. The antioxidant components of cranberries also appear to play a key role in cranberry's cardiovascular benefits. In animal studies, these antioxidant benefits have been clearly associated with decreased risk of high blood pressure. New research shows how consumption of cranberry juice can reduce the risk of chronic, unwanted inflammation in the stomach, large intestine (colon). Animals with stomach viruses were given natural cranberry juice to drink. The results were overwhelmingly positive. The virus didn't spread nor did it latch on to red blood cells. When it comes to urinary tract infections caused by a strain of E coli bacteria, cranberry juice compounds may help. Some of the compounds in the juice block the bacteria from sticking to the cells in the body, so that the body can more easily flush the bacteria out.

    According to researchers at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Results in a 2002 study suggest that cranberry juice may inhibit a type of bacteria that is a common cause of ear and respiratory infections in children. In this study it was found that cranberry juice can inhibit certain strains of Haemophilus influenzae, a type of bacteria found in the nose and throat of 75% of healthy children and adults. The bacteria can also cause infections, and may be responsible for up to 40% of bacterially-derived middle ear infections. That's a lot of benefits coming from a small fruit.  Cranberry's anti-adhesion properties caused by the minerals found in the fruit help rinse the body of urinary tract infections caused by E. coli bacteria.  The presence of quinic acid makes it possible for cranberry juice to help prevent the development of kidney stones. It makes sense since cranberry can rid the body of wastes and bacteria.

    I don't know if wake boarding through a bog of floating cranberries is healthy, but it sure looks fun. Unsweetened cranberry juice, has nothing but good news for the teeth and gums. Experts say cranberry juice can inhibit the growth of mouth bacteria that causes plaque. So drink up. In the case of our gums, chronic, excessive levels of inflammation around our gums can damage the tissues that support our teeth. Phytonutrients in cranberry help reduce this inflammatory cascade. A healthy dose of cranberry juice about two 16oz. glasses a day (about the size of a small bottled water) ensures your teeth are fresh and clean all the time. Cranberry juice is also effective in inhibiting the growth of peptic ulcers, and while cranberry juice is a natural diuretic, it doesn't deplete your body of potassium like dangerous pharmaceutical diuretics. Watch out for the soaring sugar content and the acidity of some commercially available cranberry juices, make your own it's always better. It's sad but you you will find that many brands of cranberry juice are in fact only 30% juice, and not all of it cranberry, with the remainder of the beverage made from sweeteners, preservatives, and water. Processing disrupts cranberries antioxidant value, and the health benefits from cranberry juice are decreased. Always choose organic. Now I want to warn you. Don't over do the juice! You know what they say about too much of a good thing. Excessive consumption of any juices can contribute to obesity, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems, such as excessive gas, bloating and abdominal pain. So add a glass or two of 100% unsweetened cranberry juice to your weekly diet and enjoy the many benefits. Good Luck..


     So I gotta say one of my favorite ways to relax on these hot spring weekends, is with a Vodka & Cranberry juice:



    "Vodka Cran." (or Cape Codder)
     Ingredients
    • 2 oz Sky Vodka 
    • 6 oz 100% Organic Cranberry Juice 
    Mix:
    • Add ice to a tall cocktail glass.
    • Pour in the vodka and cranberry juice and stir.
    • Squeeze a little fresh lime juice, and garnish with the lime slice.         







     
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    Sunday, April 24, 2016

    The Little Known Goji Berry Fruit

       Goji, used for 6,000 years in China, Tibet, and India.

    Understanding any health food trend is important when determining whether or not it is something that you need to add to your daily diet. In order to make the decision, you need to know what the goji berry is and what the benefits are to your body. Goji berries, (pronounced Gee-O-Gee) also known as wolf berries, have been a part of the Chinese culture for centuries. The Goji berry is a red berry grown in the Himalayan valley. Goji berries are a dark-red fruit with a sweet taste that have been known to have exceptional healing powers, and are considered to be one of the world's most nutrient-dense foods. For thousands of the years the Goji berry has been proven to improve various ailments, and health conditions, such as liver, kidney or eye diseases.
     
    One of the ancient Himalayan legends tells the story of a well that was built next to a Buddhist temple during the Tang Dynasty, around 800 AD. Goji vines had grown around it, so it was common for the berries to fall into the water. Well, over time people noticed that those who prayed at that particular temple not only looked younger, but they also were much healthier. Even at the age of eighty they had no white hair and had lost no teeth. The secret wasn’t in the prayer, at least not in a direct sense. What made them so healthy were the Goji berries that had fallen in the well, and they had consumed while drinking the water. Another legend claims that a man named Li Qing Yuen consumed Goji berries daily and lived to be 252 years old. Gotta love those Asian legends! 


    The first natural healers are believed to be Himalayans. They shared their ancient wisdom with the herbalists of India, Tibet and China. Goji was the secret told by them. This fruit is easily available in the Himalayan valleys. Then, those who came to learn the ancient science in the Himalayas took the Goji with them and cultivated it in their own homes. Thus, the roots of this legendary fruit spread to Asia and India. Organic goji berries are still a staple in the diets of the Hunza people who live in the Himalayan Mountains. The Hunza are famous for living long, healthy lives. Many live to be over 100 years of age. The dried Goji fruit looks like raisins. This fruit is also known as the "happy berry".

    It is believed that the regular consumption of the Goji fruit brings a cheerful attitude. In traditional Chinese medicine, Goji berries are eaten raw, brewed into a tea, added to Chinese soups, or made into liquid extracts. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. One of zeaxanthin's key roles is to protect the retina of the eye by absorbing blue light and acting as an antioxidant. In fact, increased intake of foods containing zeathanthin may decrease the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65. Some of the other known health benefits of Goji are:

    • Increase Energy- Goji helps to increase energy without the use of stimulants.
    • Improve Memory- Nutrients in the goji helps to increase brain function & memory.
    • Liver Function- Goji contains betaine, cereboside, and pyrroles, which have been proven to help protect, and support healthy liver function.
    • Cancer-
Goji is one of the only plant species that contains the anti-cancer mineral germanium. The polysaccharides in Goji can stop, and prevent the genetic mutations of cells that turn into cancer. Even if a patient has cancer, the Goji has been proven to help the healing process when combined with a cancer medication.
    • Improve Sleep-Difficulty sleeping? some have found the Goji to improve their sleep. Scientists have attributed this to the effects of the goji on the pineal gland.
    • Weight Loss-Polysaccharides in the Goji berry help people lose weight. The goji helps to increase the conversion of food into energy.
    • Headaches and Dizziness-
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, headache and dizzin
    • Immune System-Without getting too technical, the presence of polysaccharides in the goji berry help to enhance the immune cells, fighting off disease.
    • Libido- The Goji berry is revered as one of the premier sexual tonic herbs in all of Asian medicine, and is legendary for helping to spark the passions. In fact, an old Chinese proverb cautions men who are traveling far from their wives and families: "He who travels one thousand kilometers from home and loves his wife should not eat Goji!" Modern scientific studies have shown that Goji increases testosterone in the blood, thereby increasing libido in both men and women.
    • Healthy Cholesterol Levels-
Goji contains beta-sitosterol, which has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol levels. It's antioxidants keep cholesterol from oxidizing, and forming arterial plaques. The flavonoids in Goji help to keep your arteries open.
    • Look and Feel Younger-
Goji stimulates the release, by the pituitary gland of HGH human growth hormone, the youth hormone. The benefits of HGH are extensive and include reduction of body fat, better sleep, improved memory, accelerated healing, restored libido, and a more youthful appearance.
     Goji as a real SUPER food. Who knew that one little relatively unheard of  berry could offer SO many benefits. Eat the Goji or don't eat the Goji. Honestly, I can't answer that for you. All I can say is don't get between me, and me Goji. I can say for sure Trader Joe's has a Goji trail mix. Goji berries may interact with blood thinners, diabetes, and blood pressure drugs. So check with your doctor if you are taking prescription meds. According to WebMD, "Goji berries appear to be safe when eaten in moderation." "However, if you have pollen allergies, you may want to stay away from this fruit."   Good Luck...
     





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