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Why Dr. Oz Recommends Turmeric Curcumin For Brain Health

The internet is exploding with information on how to boost your physical health. But what can you do to protect your brain? According to Dr. Oz, the answer lies in a spice: turmeric. Read why Dr Oz recommends turmeric curcumin, a key compound in turmeric, for boosting brain health:

Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a life-changing form of dementia with no known cure. But research reported by Dr. Oz suggests that turmeric curcumin can stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks. Science shows that turmeric curcumin might prevent plaque buildup in the brain, which is believed to cause Alzheimer’s. Who knew a spice could protect your memory?

Prevents Parkinson’s disease

Imagine having a disease that slowly attacked the cells in your brain so that it became hard to walk, talk, and breathe. That’s Parkinson’s disease, and it affects more than a million Americans. Parkinson’s destroys cells that produce dopamine, a chemical that helps your muscles move. According to data presented by Dr. Oz, turmeric curcumin protects dopamine-producing brain cells against the Parkinson’s protein.

Protects against neurotoxicity

It’s no secret that the food we eat – even the stuff that looks healthy – isn’t always good for us. In fact, many common foods and medications contain preservatives that are toxic for the brain. So what can you do to preserve your learning and memory function? Dr. Oz recommends turmeric curcumin because it can protect the brain against toxins.

Dr Oz recommends turmeric curcumin, but what kind do you need?

To get the best bang for your buck, take turmeric curcumin that’s enriched with black pepper extract (bioperine). On its own, turmuric curcumin is hard for your body to absorb. But when it’s paired with black pepper extract, your body can unlock its unbeatable health benefits.

Boost your brain health today with turmeric curcumin. Buy the supplement on our website.

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Secret Chef Recipe That Crushes Migraines

Migraine headaches affect 24% of the population, including me. Everyone gets headaches, but migraines are a group of symptoms that are connected to the central nervous system and often indicate underlying conditions. Migraines can affect sight, hearing, balance and even disrupt proper functioning of the G.I. tract. When I started to discover some of my own migraine triggers I noticed the symptoms correlated strongly to my diet.

Cured meat was my ultimate go to as a chef, for adding deep rich umami to a dish almost nothing compares. My diet was peppered with buffalo mozzarella and mortadella sandwiches and pasta carbonara, not to mention late night snacking on crusty bread and sliced coppa with mustard, but it was not meant to last.

Contained within these foods is protein called tyramine, which has been correlated to trigger headaches in migraine sufferers. This protein, combined with other chemicals in the brain can not only trigger headaches but can also raise blood pressure and seriously affect overall health.

Here is the good news, cured meats are not off the menu. The correlation comes from the combination of the protein tyramine and the fermentation process often used to cure or preserve these products. Not only that, if there are foods that trigger migraines then you better believe there are foods that prevent them. Enjoying cured meat and cheese in moderation, and adding some of these remedy foods into your diet on a regular basis can let you have your prosciutto wrapped grissini, and eat it too.

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Leafy Greens

Spinach, Swiss chard

-Contains magnesium, which has been shown to significantly prevent the conditions in the brain that cause migraine headaches.

Healthy Fats

Salmon, Olive oil, Walnut oil

Omega 3 Fatty acids have been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.

Seeds, Nuts, Mushrooms

-many seeds and nuts contain riboflavin and coenzyme Q10, both shown to reduce frequency 2-3 times with many migraine sufferers. Mushrooms are another significant source of riboflavin.

Here is a recipe I eat at least once a week that is packed with these preventative foods and helps keep my diet in check.

One Pan Pacific Salmon

2 pieces salmon 6-7 oz each

5-6 large pieces swiss chard, washed and roughly chopped

1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp crushed chilies

2 tbsp roasted peanuts, chopped

  1. In a large fry pan with a tight fitting lid saute the sweet potato in olive oil over medium-high heat until golden and starting to soften about 5 minutes. Add the swiss chard and lower the heat to half, covering it so the potatoes can steam a little.
  2. Sprinkle a little salt on the salmon and let it come to room temperature while you make the sauce.
  3. Combine the lemon juice, maple syrup, chilies
  4. Once the potatoes are cooked through spread out the mixture of chard and create an even layer in the pan, lay the salmon in the pan and spoon the sauce over each piece being sure to use it all.
  5. Cover the salmon and let it cook covered for 7-10 minutes  

To serve the salmon, spoon a little of the sweet potato and swiss chard mixture on the plate, top it with the steamed salmon and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Enjoy!

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How To Get Rid Of Chronic Back Pain & Muscle Tension

Chronic Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people can’t come into work. It’s a real epidemic caused by bad posture habits and failure to develop proper strength and flexibility. To make matters worse, there’s a lot of confusion on how to cure back pain. At one point, in an effort to eliminate chronic back pain I went through different chiropractors, acupuncturists, back specialists, physiotherapists, and the list goes on! I’m not saying that there aren’t awesome medical practitioners that don’t have the capability to eliminate back pain, but I almost lost hope… Until I discovered alternative ways to relieve and eventually eliminate my back pain. One important starting point before taking on the following list, is to really understand what problem is and what could be the root cause. I eventually figured out that my muscles kept getting extremely tense, and my only hope for temporary relief was a deep tissue massage with grinding elbows (OUCH!). For many years I kept up this pattern until I had enough and decided to search for alternative approaches to eliminating back pain. Now I’m so happy and grateful to say that my life is VERY different. I feel taller, my back feels in place, and I feel comfortable sitting and standing. With the list below I’m hoping I can save you many years of finding a cure, and thousands of dollars from your wallet and insurance bills. If you follow all five suggestions from this list, I’m confident you’ll be happy and on your way to recovery. At least try it for a month.

  1. Massage Aids

I can’t stress this more. Sometimes you’ll have those hard nights where your muscles are incredibly tense and you’ve asked your partner way too many times for a massage. This is exactly why you should have the following items around your home:

  • Lacrosse Ball
  • Massage Roller

With a lacrosse ball you’ll be able to pin point exactly where your muscles are tense. It also gives you the currect indication on how to sit properly (which is making sure you have support for your lumbar region). Its hard enough to give you that relief you’re looking for, yet the perfect size to not give you discomfort. You can buy a lacrosse ball from Amazon or any sporting goods store. Check out the video below on how to use a lacrosse ball to give you relief from chronic back pain.

Like the lacrosse ball, a massage roller is an excellent tool to keep around the house. Especially because its firm and allows you soften the specific regions of your back. It fits perfectly in the lumbar region, and will give you awesome support when sitting in uncomfortable positions. You should use it anytime you feel like your posture is not correct. Its actually meant for sore muscles after an intense workout.

massage-roller

2. Yoga & Deep Stretches

Continuing to do deep stretches will ensure those muscles stop tightening. Your muscles have been conditioned to go back into the same mode, which is why to reverse it you must have it adapt to the new ways. Achieving flexibility through yoga and deep stretches is key to achieving relief from chronic back pain.

 

3. Meditation & Self-Hypnosis

No joke here, meditation training works… Only if you truly believe in it. This was the one thing I did that allowed my subconscious mind to be reconditioned. It is incredible how much emotional baggage you collect over the years, and it can show up in physical form. If you follow Louise Hay, you’ll learn that many illnesses are derived from a hidden negative emotion. In my case it was unnecessary guilt, and that was one of the constant feelings I had to let go in order to release the tension along my back. Make sure you find credible sources when it comes to meditation tapes and self-hypnosis. There’s a lot of stuff out there that doesn’t really cut it. We’ve found a great self-hypnosis meditation below, start by following through on it every evening.

Protect Your Pineal Gland: Dangers Of Fluoride In Your Water

Like most people, you’re probably drinking 8 glasses of tap water a day. However have you ever thought about what’s in there? Fluoride Water? The most damaging element in your tap water is fluoride. Fluoride water has a negative impact on your pineal gland. Upon learning this our research team went straight into tunnel vision, and started exploring the causes and impact of having fluoride in your drinking water. We were stunned to say the least. We’re going to first break down exactly how fluoride negatively impacts your body, and (more importantly) the brain.

Fluoride water is bad for you? For real!?

Its very common to have synthetic fluoride in your water, especially in North America. You can exclusively buy clear and pure water that doesn’t contain any synthetic fluoride, only naturally occurring fluoride in the natural spring streams, which is less than 0.1 ppm, compared to approximately 1ppm in tap water. Fluoride is found to be damaging to your body both in the short and long-run. In fact studies have shown that fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that affects the brain. Fluoride has shown to calcify the pineal gland, which interferes with the natural production of melatonin. Not only does this disrupt sleeping patterns, fluoride will also prevent intuitive and creative thinking. Having fluoride passing through your system also impacts thyroid function, which is related to the body’s metabolism, growth, and development.

It is also found that fluorine has a high affinity to aluminum. The element easily binds to aluminum, carrying it across the blood brain barrier, which results in neurotoxicity that affects the body’s nervous system. It also inhibits acetylcholine transferase and dihydropteridine  reductase activities, which may present with hyperphenylalaninemia, microcephaly, hypotonia, mental retardation, and convulsions. Fluoride is also known to deplete the central nervous system (CNS) of tyrosine and several neurotransmitters.

Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland…

Yes! Out of all of this, this was what shocked us the most. Your Pineal Gland is also known as your “Third Eye”, conarium, or epiphysis cerebri. Once we explain exactly what that is you’re going to want to take action and get fluoride out of your system. The shape of the gland is similar to a pine cone, hence the name. The Pineal Gland produces melatonin, which is a seratonin derived that modulates sleep patterns in both circadian and seasonal cycles. If you feel like your dreams are interfered with, or you’re having trouble sleeping properly, it is probably because of the fluoride in your water that is preventing the Pineal Gland from doing what its supposed to.

pineal gland

Given the significance the Pineal Gland plays in some amphibians and reptiles, many have believed the Pineal Gland to be the “principal seat of the soul”.

I’ve personally taken the necessary steps to eliminate Fluoride from our drinking water. In fact I get my fluoride free water delivered to my door every 2-3 weeks. Companies like Mountain Valley Spring Water from Arkansas are making it easier for people to get access to clean and pure water on delivery at less than the price of a coffee a day. I’m happy to report that I’m feeling a huge difference in how I feel. Not only do I feel improvement in my overall mood, my energy levels have sky rocketed. I’ve managed to lower my intake of coffee everyday, and have been sleeping much better.

 

You can totally taste the difference between tap (fluoride water) and fluoride-free pure water. I would strongly urge you to at least try and look for differences in how you feel overall, and how your body responds to the positive change.

 

Kombucha Drinks Define What Organic Food Truly Means

Kombucha drinks started a long time ago…

Have you tried Kombucha Drinks? The ancient chinese have called it the “Immortal Health Elixir”. The drink itself has been around for over 2000 years. And has known to fight and prevent cancer, arthiritis, and other degenerative diseases. Its made from a symbiotic colony created with the combination and development of bacteria and yeast. The SCOBY known as “mother” has a mushroom like appearance and has the ability to continue reproducing itself.

The drink itself really took off in european countries. Which has had extensive research done by Russian and German scientists. This research was a push towards finding a cure for cancer. Which at the time was a growing epidemic in the first half of twentieth century. Both anecdotal surveys from manufacturers and extensive research from scientists have led to conclude that Kombucha drinks contain certain nutrients and acids in large quantities. These include B-vitamins, anti-oxidants, and glucaric acids. The Kombucha revolution has drawn its fair share of controversy in the United States (due to expensive production). It has developed an intense following that is backed by thousands of people. Many believe and advocate that Kombucha improves your body at a DNA and cellular level.

Give it a try…

If you haven’t yet had the chance to experience Kombucha drinks for yourself, you’re absolutely missing out. The hardcore Kombucha lovers create Kombucha through the process of fermentation. The end result? Live, organic, and raw food. Made for your mind, body, and soul. Yes, its alive, and that feels great! If you want to learn how to make your own Kombucha drink, then give this excellent step by step recipe a try!

kombucha drinks

I’m not here to tell you how to make Kombucha drinks, and I don’t expect that at all. Since you can even buy it at your local Whole Foods or health store. Many of them are infused with natural flavours and vitamins to get the kind of benefit you’re looking for.

kombucha drinks

But its not just the health benefits that make Kombucha drinks unique, its what the drink itself represents. The entire process of creation of this particular food is done through a natural process, the end result are different probiotic cultures for your gut, some carbonation, and a little bit of naturally derived sugar and alcohol (less than 1%). This process of fermentation at its core level is natural, organic and raw. Its something that both casual and organic food lovers should take notice of. The way Kombucha drinks are made (hopefully with love) determines how your body enjoys and responds to the drink. If this exact same process becomes synthetic, we lose our way of eating whole and organic foods.

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5 Turmeric Curcumin Benefits That Will Shock You

Fibromyalgia symptoms? Dealing with Joint Pain or arthritis? Turmeric Curcumin benefits on different levels and we’ve been getting to the bottom of it!

5 Turmeric Curcumin Benefits. Ready for ninja secrets?

No matter how well you eat and exercise, it’s no walk in the park to reduce your risk of disease and manage chronic conditions. What else can you do to boost your health and improve your quality of life? The answer may be right in your pantry: turmeric curcumin.

Known as the spice that makes curry yellow, turmeric has been used as a medicinal herb in India for thousands of years. Now, science is showing that curcumin, a compound in turmeric, has a range of health benefits, especially when people eat turmeric with black pepper. Here are some of the key ways turmeric curcumin benefits your health, we’ve even backed it up with science:

Relieves Symptoms of Joint Conditions

If achy joints have you cooped up inside your home, you may be interested to know that turmeric curcumin is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Because of this, it can relieve symptoms of joint conditions, including arthritis. For example, studies show that turmeric curcumin provides better symptom relief than arthritis medication in people with rheumatoid arthritis and as much relief as ibuprofen (e.g., Advil) in people with knee osteoarthritis.

Reducing Pain and Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Although NSAIDs (pain medications) can relieve fibromyalgia symptoms, they produce a laundry list of unpleasant side effects. In comparison, turmeric curcumin reduces inflammation while causing few side effects, so it may be a more bearable way to reduce fibromyalgia pain. In fact, research shows that people experience as much relief from joint swelling and stiffness when they take curcumin supplements instead of NSAIDs. Pain relief without stomach ulcers and kidney problems? Yes, please!

fibromyalgia symptoms

Boosts Heart Health

Turmeric curcumin can improve heart health by boosting blood vessel function and reducing heart attack risk: Studies show that turmeric curcumin is as effective as exercise and medication at improving blood vessel function. And in a study of bypass patients, curcumin reduced heart attack risk by a whopping 65%.

Prevents Blood Clots

Blood clots are scary, so people take a variety of medications (e.g., Aspirin and Warfarin) to prevent them. However, these medications can cause a range of equally scary side effects, including excessive bleeding and difficulty breathing. Because research suggests that curcumin can stop blood clots from forming and because curcumin causes fewer side effects, it may be better than medication for people who are prone to clots.

Lowers Cholesterol

People get high cholesterol when their body uses cholesterol to patch up damaged blood vessels. Turmeric curcumin reduces blood vessel damage, so it can also lower cholesterol, including LDL cholesterol (the bad kind of cholesterol that you want to kick to the curb).

Turmeric with Black Pepper

Although turmeric curcumin benefits people in many ways, there isn’t much of it in turmeric powder itself, and it’s hard for the body to absorb it. To reap the full benefits of it, take turmeric curcumin extract (a more concentrated form of curcumin) that’s enriched with black pepper extract (also known as bioperine). When you eat concentrated turmeric with black pepper, it’s easier for your body to access the amount of curcumin you need to see benefits.

Ready to experience the healing properties of turmeric curcumin? Buy it from our website or on Amazon.