Scientists Find Huge Link Between This Vitamin Deficiency and Cancer


A causative link between the sun and cancer does not exist and never has. The cancer and sunscreen industries have made it their mission to convince the world that sunlight is a primary cause of skin cancer, when in fact it has been shown to prevent it and many other forms of cancer.


It is a common sight these days to come across girls riding their two-wheelers and scooties, all covered up to avoid the sun’s rays on their person. They even wrap a stole around their faces, such that not an inch of their face is seen, and wear gloves to keep the sun away from their skin. Experts say that despite living in a tropical climate, it is unfortunate that many don’t expose themselves to the sun to get the RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamin D.

According to nutritionist Dharini Krishnan we don’t expose ourselves enough to the sun. “We sleep in air-conditioned bedrooms, commute in air-conditioned cars and work in air-conditioned offices. Even those who travel by bikes cover themselves from head to toe. We don’t want to expose ourselves to sunlight even for a few minutes. This result is vitamin D deficiency as sunlight is the only major source of vitamin D. All we need to do is stand under the sun for 15 minutes at least three times a week. Our lifestyle is lethargic and we depend a lot on air-conditioners. It is good to get exposed to the sun from 10am to 4pm to get the needed vitamin D for our body.”

Sunlight DOES NOT Cause Skin Cancer, It’s Your Best DefenseAgainst Cancer

Exposure to ultraviolet B radiation in sunlight provides the mechanism for more than 90% of the vitamin D production in most individuals. The widespread use of sunscreens, particularly those with high sun protection factors (SPF), may lead to a significant decrease in solar-induced previtamin D3 in the skin, resulting in a vitamin D level which is insufficient for protection against a wide range of diseases.


There are well over 800 references in the medical literature showing vitamin D’s effectiveness–both for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

The results, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, showed that women who had at least 21 hours a week exposure to the sun’s UV rays in their teens were 29 percent less likely to get cancer than those getting under an hour a day.

For women who spent the most time outside in their forties and fifties, the risk fell by 26 percent and for those above 60, sunshine halved their chances of developing a tumor. 

Exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet light has been repeatedly shown to NOT be the cause of skin cancer. Scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported UVA exposure is unlikely to have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma over the past 30 years.


For melanoma, it is only latitudinal variation that favours the hypothesis of sun exposure causation. It is postulated that skin temperature by itself may suffice to account for the observed variation of melanoma with latitude. The higher incidence of melanoma in the higher social classes and its increasing incidence with age may be readily explained by the hypothesis that melanoma incidence increases with increase in skin temperature which scientists have incorrectly linked to the sun as the primary causative factor.

No scientific literature has ever proven that sunlight causes cancer in human beings. Most studies that have attempted to find a cause have only found correlations and many scientists have established the the toxicity level of the human body which reacts with the UV spectrum is what causes cancer, not the sunlight itself.

It’s been known that vitamin D can prevent the genetic damage the leads to cancer. When vitamin D binds to specific receptors, it sets off a chain of events by which many toxic agents including cancer cells are rendered harmless. However, if there is not enough vitamin D the system can become overwhelmed and cancer can develop. “This is one of the reasons that people living closest to the equator have a much lower incidence (or absence) of specific cancers which consequently increase in locations further from the equator,” said McGill professor Dr. John White.

Dr. Anthony Petaku who studies the effects of Vitamin D2 and D3 on mutating cells, says the incidence of disease increases the further away we are from the equator. “The millions of people who live near the equator are not susceptible to the same level of disease or even the same diseases as those who live further from the equator,” he stated. Dr. Petaku has found that latitude studies which are observational on vitamin D and disease show a clear correlation between solar UV radiation, latitude and vitamin D status. “Almost every disease decreases in frequency and duration as we move towards equatorial populations, and the data shows that there is a minimum of a 1000 percent increase for many diseases in countries furthest from the equator…” he concluded.

Although vitamin D can be obtained from limited dietary sources and directly from exposure to the sun during the spring and summer months, the combination of poor dietary intake and sun avoidance has created vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency in large proportions of many populations worldwide. It is known that vitamin D has a wide range of physiological effects and that correlations exist between insufficient amounts of vitamin D and an increased incidence of a number of cancers. These correlations are particularly strong for cancers of the digestive tract, including colon cancer, and certain forms of leukemia.

Both UVA and UVB can cause tanning and burning, although UVB does so far more rapidly. UVA, however, penetrates your skin more deeply than UVB.

UVB appears to be protective against melanoma — or rather, the vitamin D your body produces in response to UVB radiation is protective. 

As written in The Lancet:

“Paradoxically, outdoor workers have a decreased risk of melanoma compared with indoor workers, suggesting that chronic sunlight exposure can have a protective effect.”

More than three-fourths of people with a variety of cancers have low levels of vitamin D, and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancers.

People with levels below 24 ng/mL were nearly three times more likely to have stage III cancer than those with higher vitamin D levels.

Criteria for different stages differ by type of cancer. But in general, stage III indicates more extensive disease than lower stages: larger tumor size and/or spread of the cancer beyond the organ in which it first developed to nearby lymph nodes and/or adjacent organs.


The Best Source of Vitamin D
Researchers have also discovered specific molecular signaling events by which vitamin D prevents inflammation. In their experiments, they showed that low levels of Vitamin D, comparable to levels found in millions of people, failed to inhibit the inflammatory cascade–a series of rapid biochemical events which propagates and matures the inflammatory response. However, levels considered adequate did inhibit inflammatory signaling. They reported their results in the March 1, 2011, issue of The Journal of Immunology.

In the absence of Vitamin D from sunlight, disease increases more than 1000 percent. Experts suggest that the chances of getting vitamin D from your diet are very low. And if you are a vegetarian, it is all the more difficult to gain vitamin D. What they repeatedly suggest is exposure to sunlight is the best source of vitamin D. “Besides milk products and mushrooms, a vegetarian diet does not contain much of vitamin D. Make sure to include ghee, butter and paneer,” says Dr Tusna Park, author of A New Way To Eat. She adds, “Nothing can be better than the sunlight. So make sure to spend 20 minutes in the sun every day, any time between 8am and 4pm, without the application of sunscreen lotion. We can apply some coconut oil (which is mixed with water) to the exposed body parts. Keep windows open so that sunlight enters your house; walk in the sun every day, if possible; sit in an open balcony or on the terrace for 20 minutes every day so that you can receive adequate sunlight.”

Lack of vitamin D may cause some serious bone-related health issues. Nutritionist Divya Sathyaraj says, “Prolonged deficiency of vitamin D may cause rickets. The growth and maintenance of bones depend on the intake of vitamin D. Lack of vitamin D may lead to tooth decay, brittle bones, retarded growth and poor bone formation in children, muscular weakness and premature ageing. Severe deficiency could also cause improper activity of the parathyroid gland and result in convulsions. Unfortunately, food cannot replace the sun and doesn’t give us enough vitamin D. However, vitamin D is present in small amounts in fish oils, ghee, eggs and butter. As vitamin D is produced from a substance beneath the skin, when sunlight falls on the surface of the body we must expose ourselves to sunlight every day.”

Van der Rhee H, Coebergh JW, de Vries E. Sunlight, vitamin D and the prevention of cancer: a systematic review of epidemiological studies. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2009 Nov;18(6):458-75 concluded that while vitamin D levels/supplementation was only consistently associated with a decrease in colon cancer, sun exposure was consistently associated with a decrease in all four cancer types including four cancer types: breast, colon, prostate and lymphoma.

Sunlight and latitude studies: 77.1% show significant correlation
Vitamin D level studies: 63.4% show significant correlation
Diet or supplementation studies: 47.4% show significant correlation

Vitamin D supplementation will clearly never match natural sunlight and it’s time researchers and scientists started taking a more serious approach to large populations studies on UV exposure and vitamin D status so the world can better ascertain the true effect of the sun versus supplementation.



Sustaining injuries among children is something unavoidable, thus the best thing for one aren’t to do is to be aware of the kinds of injuries which can pose serious threat to the life of their children.parent0

Heather Starr posted a picture of a 3-year-old girl with her shirt lifted enough to see a minor bruising across her chest. The girl had a car accident and the bruise was from a chest clip of the car seat. She explains that the crucial part here is the placement of the clip, and it is exactly where it needs to be.

Lots of parents make the mistake of improperly strapping their children and place the clip across their belly area, or higher than the chest. A misplacement can lead to serious injuries if there is some kind of collision. 

The picture went viral and this is good as every parent needs to be informed about this matter. This may safe their children’s life.


This is her message:

“As you all know, I am super passionate about proper car seat safety. Here’s an example of why.

This is a 3 year old girl who was just in a car accident. The bruising on her chest is from her chest clip on her 5 point harness. Notice it was correctly positioned on her chest, at armpit level right between her nipples. Clearly, there was some force to that accident. Had the clip been placed lower, she likely would have had organ damage and internal bleeding. Had it been placed higher, she could have been asphyxiated. (The ER doctor she saw confirmed these facts as well).

Car seat safety is truly that important. It makes me CRAZY when I see kids’ chest clips on their bellies. This is why. This little girl is walking away from a car accident with some uncomfortable.




Today’s article is about the famous children’s book author, Ann Cameron, who wrote more than 15 children’s books. In 2012 she was diagnosed with colon cancer in the third stage and she decided to share her experience with this dreadful disease with the world. Her experience is a positive one because she managed to beat the disease completely naturally and she recommends her approach to everyone else suffering from it as well.


This wasn’t her first encounter with cancer, her husband had died in 2005 from lung cancer, even after months of chemotherapy.

After receiving the diagnosis she underwent surgery to remove the cancer and was supposed to receive chemotherapy treatments afterwards. Disappointed from her husband’s unsuccessful treatment she decided not to do it at all, but instead searched for an alternative method of treatment.This Woman Cured Her Stage 4 Cancer With Only One Ingredient

Her story was written on the Chris beats cancer blog; where individuals give alternative steps for healing cancer.

I was exposed to operation for colon cancer in June 2012, and then I denied chemotherapy. I was feeling well, however after six months the cancer had spread to the lungs, and entered the fourth phase” – she said.

Ann said that she spend her time investigating and found the story of Ralph Core who was 26 years old and had skin cancer. He wrote a story about curing his cancer with consuming 2.5 kilograms of carrots juice daily.
She started to drink carrot juice every day with the same daily doses.

After eight weeks she claims that medical test revealed that the cancer has stopped spreading, the tumors and lymph glands began to decrease.


After four months everything was back to regular and the tumor was still withdrawing.

After eight months, a CT scan showed that the cancer was gone.

Unlike some other supplements, drinking carrot juice is not forbidden during conventional treatment. Carrot juice is perfectly compatible with chemo and simultaneous radiation. But Anne decided to try just the carrot juice because she didn’t want to go through all the side-effects from chemo.

So she had no radiation, no chemo, no other treatments only carrot consumption.

She says that if you’re in good health when you’re diagnosed with cancer it’s can be done. There’s no harm in postponing chemo or radiation and trying the carrot juice treatment to see if it will stop the proliferation of cancer cells and hopefully completely cure yourself like she did.



Your Face is Covered With Signs, Here’s How To Tell What’s Wrong With Your Kidneys, Hormones And Liver

Your Face is Covered With Signs

Clear skin shows that your health is in a good condition, and a fresh and glowing face indicates the health of the entire body.

 Therefore, skin issues are a clear sign that you suffer from some kind of health issues. The face mapping actually indicates a real insight of the overall health.

Face Mapping is actually based on the ancient Ayurveda and Chinese medicine philosophies and relates the skin changes to the health of the body. In this way, it helps you to diagnose the reason for them and provides symptoms of more serious health problems.

This is how to so recognize the signs of your face and address other internal issues:


Area: Forehead

Related to: Liver, gallbladder

Explanation: The forehead is linked to the activity of the nervous system and digestion. Thus, your skin issues may be a result of stress and a sluggish digestive system.

Treatment: You should avoid fatty, sugary, and processed foods and eat lots of fruits rich in fiber and vegetables in order to stimulate digestion. You should also try some stress-management methods, like yoga, visualization, meditation, exercise, music. You can also treat this issues and cleanse your liver by drinking some dandelion tea or fresh lemon juice in warm water.

Area: The left side of the area between your eyebrows

Related to: Stored emotions in the spleen

Explanation: Lines in this area show that you have some unexpressed emotions which have, in turn, been stored in the spleen.

Treatment: Try some techniques to release the old, stagnant emotional energy, like breath work, guided meditation, yoga, reiki, or counseling.

Area: The right side of the area between the eyebrows

Related to: Stored emotions in the liver

Explanation: Our facial expressions immediately indicate our emotional state and emotions. Wrinkling or skin problems in this area show that you have unexpressed anger that has been held onto in the liver.

Treatment: You should ty some techniques to clear the anger, like reiki, yoga, counseling, writing a diary or other effective methods which will help you to canalize emotions in a healthy way.

Moreover, you should lower the consumption of foods rich in fat and alcohol, which apply further pressure on the function of the liver.

Area: Eyes

Related to: Intestines, joints, thyroid gland

Explanation: ‘Spotty’ iris discoloration may indicate intestinal malabsorption. Excessive white color in the iris may indicate joint degeneration while smaller-sized irises are related to more general joint issues. Also, a slightly-colored ring encircling the iris means that you are consuming too much sugar or salt.

Treatment: You should start consuming anti-inflammatory foods, like walnuts, oily fish, linseeds/flaxseeds, ginger, turmeric and organic bone broth, Reduce the intake of processed foods, sugar, caffeine and refined salt since they cause inflammation.

Area: Underneath the eyes

Related to: Kidneys

Explanation: In the case of sluggish kidney function, you may experience swelling and puffy lower eyelids. Also, in the case of an impaired function of the kidneys, you may have dark, puffy ‘bags’ under the eyes.

Treatment: You should drink lots of filtered water since dehydration applies pressure on the kidneys and impairs their most important filtering functions. Moreover, you should reduce stress and sleep well, and avoid alcohol and coffee, as they may also lead to dehydration.

Area: Cheeks

Related to: Lungs, sluggish metabolism, malabsorption

Explanation: If you have discolored patches on the cheeks, they suggest slower metabolic rate and lower absorption of nutrients. Moreover, the issues in this area may also mean that you have some problems with the function of the lungs.


Treatment: You should try breath work and breathing exercises in order to oxygenate your lungs and build lung capacity. should also do cardio exercises regularly in order to improve the function of the lungs and boost your metabolism.

You should make sure you chew the food well before you swallow in order to reduce the pressure applied on the digestive system and absorption. The consumption of foods rich in antioxidants and green tea will help you to prevent such issues and protect the sensitive skin from the damage caused by common air pollutants.

Area: Nose

Related to: Cardiovascular system

Explanation: This area is linked to circulation, so in case you are suffering from skin issues in the area of the nose, they may indicate blood pressure issues.

Treatment: You should regularly consume foods that promote heart health, like nuts, avocado, tahini, linseed/flaxseeds and cold-pressed olive oil and oily fish, and avoid coffee and alcohol, which artificially boost the cardiovascular system.

Area: Lower lip

Related to: Digestive system

Explanation: Pale lips may be an early sign of anemia. The lower lip indicates the function of the intestines, so if you have brown spots, they mean that you suffer from indigestion or insufficient digestive enzymes, or an overgrowth of worms or parasite in the intestines.

Treatment: You should incorporate foods rich in iron in your daily diet, like lean red meat, legumes of green leafy vegetables, and try some high-quality probiotic or natural worming treatment.

Area: Tongue

Related to: Lungs, toxin overload

Explanation: The surface of the tongue, especially if examined in the morning, as soon as you wake up, can tell a lot about your body.

Abrasion or ‘frothiness’ at its outside edges may indicate a reduced function of the lungs, and circles of white buildup towards the middle or back area of the tongue may be a sign of excessive amounts of toxins in the intestines.

Treatment: You should definitely do some detox treatment, and consume cleansing foods like healthy homemade juices or raw foods. Moreover, you should try some deep-breathing meditation and cardio exercises.

Area: Chin

Related to: Stress, hormonal imbalance

Explanation: Women may have already noticed that they have blemishes around the chin at that time of the month, and this is due to the fact that the chin is the facial area where stress and hormonal imbalance are manifested.


Treatment: You should avoid purchased face cleaning products as they often include harmful chemicals and toxins which affect the endocrine system.

Instead, you should try maca powder in order to promote hormonal balance. Furthermore, you should manage stress and organize your time in order to get enough sleep and rest.


Low hemoglobin what is it and how to treat with home remedies

A low hemoglobin count is a commonly seen blood test result. Hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb) is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body.

In many cases, a low hemoglobin count is only slightly lower than normal and doesn’t affect how you feel. If it gets more severe and causes symptoms, your low hemoglobin count may indicate you have anemia.

 A low hemoglobin count is generally defined as less than 13.5 grams of hemoglobin per deciliter (135 grams per liter) of blood for men and less than 12 grams per deciliter (120 grams per liter) for women. In children, the definition varies with age and sex. The threshold differs slightly from one medical practice to another.

Normally low hemoglobin counts

A slightly low hemoglobin count isn’t always a sign of illness — it may be normal for some people. Women who are pregnant commonly have low hemoglobin counts.

Low hemoglobin counts associated with diseases and conditions

A low hemoglobin count can be associated with a disease or condition that causes your body to have too few red blood cells. This can occur if:

  1. Your body produces fewer red blood cells than usual
  2. Your body destroys red blood cells faster than they can be produced
  3. You experience blood loss

Diseases and conditions that cause your body to produce fewer red blood cells than normal include:

  1. Aplastic anemia
  2. Cancer
  3. Certain medications, such as anti-retroviral drugs for HIV infection and chemotherapy drugs for cancer and other conditions
  4. Cirrhosis
  5. Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease)
  6. Hypothyroidism
  7. Iron deficiency anemia
  8. Chronic kidney disease
  9. Lead poisoning
  10. Leukemia
  11. Multiple myeloma
  12. Myelodysplastic syndromes
  13. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  14. Vitamin deficiency anemia

Diseases and conditions that cause your body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made include:

  1. Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) (splenomegaly)
  2. Porphyria
  3. Sickle cell anemia
  4. Thalassemia
  5. Vasculitis
  6. Hemolysis

A low hemoglobin count can also be due to blood loss, which can occur because of:

  1. Bleeding from a wound
  2. Bleeding in your digestive tract, such as from ulcers, cancers or hemorrhoids
  3. Bleeding in your urinary tract
  4. Frequent blood donation
  5. Heavy menstrual bleeding

Here Are The 12 Useful Home Remedies To Increase Hemoglobin:


Spinach contains a lot of useful minerals and vitamins. Not only this, spinach is also a great source of iron and consumption of spinach helps in improving the level of haemoglobin in the body and it is therefore advisable to consume spinach more often to get relief from the problem.



Consumption of almonds help in the blood purification and also helps in increasing the haemoglobin count in the body as almonds also contain good amount of iron in them. Soak some almonds in water over night and eat them in the morning to get the benefits.



Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and the body required vitamin C to absorb iron in a better way and therefore it is very important to consume lemon juice regularly to get the required amount of iron for the ingested food items.

Lemon Juice


Broccoli is a rich source of iron, vitamin C and other useful anti oxidants that help in reducing the symptoms of low haemoglobin the body and it would be very good for your body to consume broccoli regularly. Add them to your life to enjoy the benefits.


Wheat Germ

Wheat germ is rich in vitamin B complexes and folic acids and these two are required to increase the production of red blood cells in the body which in turn treats the problem of low haemoglobin count. It is therefore advisable to add wheat germ to your routine to get the benefits.

Wheat Germ

Beet Root

Beet roots are very rich in useful nutrients and contain minerals like iron which is required to increase the haemoglobin in the body. Not only this, beet root is also very rich in folic acids and other useful compounds that help in increasing the production of red blood cells in the body and therefore consumption of beet root juice is very effective in increasing the low levels of haemoglobin in the body.

Beet root


Apples are rich source of fibre that helps in preventing the toxification of the body. Not only this, consumption of apples also provides iron to your body which ultimately helps in increasing the low haemoglobin very effectively. Add apples to your daily routine to treat the problem effectively.



Pomegranates contain useful minerals and vitamins and the consumption of pomegranate is very helpful in increasing the red blood cells in the body which also helps in increasing the low haemoglobin levels. Therefore you can consume pomegranate juice regularly to get the benefits.


Water Melon

Water melon contains lycopene, vitamin C, iron and other useful nutrients and therefore consumption of water melon can also help in increasing the low haemoglobin count in the body. Add water melon to your routine to get complete relief from the symptoms of the problem.

Water Melon


Yogurt is rich in calcium and useful minerals and consumption of yogurt is very helpful in getting relief from the symptoms of the problem. Not only this, regular consumption of yogurt can also prevent the decrease in the haemoglobin levels very effectively. Therefore add yogurt to your daily meals to enjoy the rich benefits.



Add legumes to your daily routine. Legumes are very rich in iron and also help in making more red blood cells in the body. Add nuts, chick pea, beans, red beans etc to your daily routine to get the benefits.


Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds contain iron and omega 3 acids in them and both of them help in increasing the haemoglobin in the blood and also provide effective relief from the symptoms of the problem.



8 Home Remedies for treating bunions


Do you ever get a bump on the base of your big toe? If so, you may suffer from bunions. According to Mayo Clinic, a bunion is caused by the big toe pushing against the other toes. When this happens, the joint of the big toe sticks out and gets bigger.

Wearing tight and narrow shoes is a common cause of bunions. Therefore, you should wear sensible shoes that do not constrict toes or push them too close together. Sometimes, wearing the right shoe is not enough to prevent bunions. For some people, their foot type, a foot injury, or another underlying cause can cause or make bunions worse. To treat stubborn, painful bunions, try these home remedies: 


1. Ice. One of the most common treatments for any ailment is ice.WebMD recommends wrapping ice in a thin cloth and applying the cooling cure to the bunion for 10 to 20 minutes. If possible, keep your foot elevated above the heart.

2. Olive oil. Massage warm olive oil on the bunion and lower foot for 15 minutes twice daily. Find Home Remedy says this works because it increases circulation around the enlarged joint.

3. Red pepper. The active ingredient in red pepper is a natural pain reliever. Find Home Remedy recommends cutting a red pepper and rubbing the fresh juice from the vegetable directly on the bunion. Cover the bunion with a thin layer of petroleum jelly and apply a loose-fitting bandage. For the most effective results, apply red pepper twice daily.

4. Castor oil. According to Find Home Remedy, castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and relieve pain. To use this home remedy, heat 1/2 cup castor oil in a pan, dip a cotton cloth in the warm castor oil, and wrap the cloth around the bunion. Cover with a towel and relax until the castor oil cools. Repeat this treatment three times daily for best results.

5. Epsom salts. A foot bath made from 1/2 cup Epsom salts dissolved in hot water can work wonders of bunions. Find Home Remedy recommends soaking bunions for 20 minutes twice daily.


6. Toe stretches. According to Everyday Health, one of the best ways to relieve painful symptoms that come with bunions, is to stretch your toes. Flex and then curl your toes, holding the toes in both positions for 5 seconds. Repeat the exercise 10 times. This is one of the best exercises because you can do it anywhere, from your desk to the bed.

7. Bay leaf. Healthy Food House recommends drinking a solution made from a tablespoon of crushed bay leaf and 300 milliliters (approximately 10 ounces) hot water. Let the water absorb the bay leaf overnight and slowly drink the bay leaf water throughout the next day. After ten days, you may begin to see and feel an improvement.

8. Soap. Sometimes all you need is a little scrub-a-dub-dub. According to Healthy Food House, gently massaging the bunion with regular soap can be enough to treat bunions. For an extra boost, apply iodine after rinsing and drying your feet.



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Curb hunger and revitalize your liver with a delicious 3-ingredient drink


Did you know something as simple as drinking lemon and honey water each morning can prevent illness and make your skin glow? These are just some of the life-changing benefits of this morning solution. Continue reading to learn all about what lemon and honey water can do for you.07ce5d46f85a68c1573929635d3dac1e

1. Detox the liver. According to Livestrong, the combination of lemon and honey can increase your energy levels. This is because all the calories in honey are carbohydrates, which get directly translated into energy in the body. A 2008 article published in the American Journal of College Nutrition even made the suggestion that honey boosts energy levels of athletes.

2. Boost immune system. Lemons are full of vitamin C, while honey is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Crystal Davis claims that during the one full year in which she drank lemon honey water every morning, she never once fell ill.


3. Maintain healthy weight. The pectin fiber in lemon helps curve hunger cravings, while honey balances the pH levels in the stomach. The combination, along with a healthy diet and moderate exercise, can do wonders for achieving and maintaining an ideal weight, says CureJoy.

4. Aid digestion. You may be surprised to learn that lemon and honey water acts like saliva. It stimulates the liver, causing it to produce more bile and smooth digestion. CureJoy says not only is the mixture great for digestion, but it also helps prevent heartburn and bloating.

5. Prevent UTI. Lemon and honey water is a diuretic, which means it makes you urinate often. Women who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) know the importance of constantly flushing toxins from the body. Lemon honey water is a great way to do this because it is antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral, and does not dehydrate like coffee or tea.

6. Glowing skin. Lemon is a powerful cleanser, while honey boosts collagen production. Drinking lemon honey water can actually decrease wrinkles and clear blemishes, says CureJoy.

So how do you make lemon and honey water? Healthy and Natural Worldsays to simply boil water and let it cool in a mug. Add the juice from half a lemon, and once the water has cooled completely, add raw, organic, unpasteurized honey. You can play with the amounts until you find what tastes best. Drink the solution as soon as you wake up in the morning.



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Flush your colon and relieve pressure using a 5,000-year-old stimulation technique

The Sea of Energy. The phrase conjures the salty taste of the ocean air and the image of billowing sails….not to mention scurvy and sea sickness.
The Sea of Energy is actually a pressure point located between the naval and pubic bone that when stimulated, helps with things like scurvy and sea sickness, caused by a weakened immune system and digestive issues.
In the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice of acupressure, theSea of Energy is one of the most powerful pressure points. It is located in the pelvic area in what is known in TCM as the Sacral Chakra. According to an article in the journal Medical Acupuncture, chakras are nodes located throughout the body, in which energy resonates. These chakrasfunction as pressure points, that when stimulated (with a finger in acupressure or needle in acupressure), activate the flow of energy.
Pushing on the Sea of Energy (also known as Conception Vessel 6, CV6, and Hara) strengthens the digestive, immune, and reproductive systems, says Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. on his blog, Acupressure Points. This simple action has the power to relieve constipation, gas, abdominal cramping, irritable bowel syndrome, and menstrual cramps.
So how do you do it?
Take the forefinger, middle, and ring finger of one hand and place them along the line below the navel. Press gently until you feel a small, firm spot. Press into the acupressure point, breathing deeply. Acupressure Wellness recommends trying this method, as well as one in which you use the palm of your hand to apply gentle pressure. The Sea of Energy can be activated while standing, lying, or sitting with a straight back and feet flat on the floor.
Dr. Gach says activating the Sea of Energy is also helpful for increasing intimacy and pleasure during sex. It can also help people who struggle with self-abuse and dependency issues develop greater emotional stability.

7 Side Effects of Too Much Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple cider vinegar is a natural tonic.

It has several health benefits that are supported by scientific studies in humans.

However, people have also raised concerns about its safety and possible side effects.

This article takes a look at apple cider vinegar’s potential side effects.

It also provides instructions on how to consume apple cider vinegar safely.

What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is made by combining apples with yeast.

The yeast then converts the sugar in the apples into alcohol. Bacteria are then added to the mixture, which ferment the alcohol into acetic acid .

Acetic acid makes up about 5–6% of apple cider vinegar. It is classified as a “weak acid,” but still has fairly strong acidic properties when it is concentrated.

In addition to acetic acid, vinegar contains water and trace amounts of other acids, vitamins and minerals.

Several studies in animals and humans have found that acetic acid and apple cider vinegar may promote fat burning and weight loss, decrease blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity and improve cholesterol levels.


Bottom Line: Apple cider vinegar is made from acetic acid, which may provide several health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar and healthier cholesterol levels.

7 Side Effects of Apple Cider Vinegar

A Glass and a Bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar and Some Apples

Unfortunately, apple cider vinegar has been reported to cause some side effects.

This is particularly true in large doses.

Although small amounts are generally fine and healthy, taking too much can be harmful and even dangerous.

1. Delayed Stomach Emptying

Apple cider vinegar helps prevent blood sugar spikes by reducing the rate at which food leaves the stomach and enters the lower digestive tract. This slows down its absorption into the bloodstream .

However, this effect may worsen symptoms of gastroparesis, a common condition in people with type 1 diabetes.

In gastroparesis, the nerves in the stomach don’t work properly, so food stays in the stomach too long and is not emptied at a normal rate.

Symptoms of gastroparesis include heartburn, bloating and nausea. For type 1 diabetics who have gastroparesis, timing insulin with meals is very challenging because it’s hard to predict how long it will take food to be digested and absorbed.

One controlled study looked at 10 patients with type 1 diabetes and gastroparesis.

Drinking water with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of apple cider vinegar significantly increased the amount of time that food stayed in the stomach, compared to drinking plain water .

Bottom Line: Apple cider vinegar has been shown to delay the rate at which food leaves the stomach. This may worsen symptoms of gastroparesis and make blood sugar control more difficult for people with type 1 diabetes.

2. Digestive Side Effects

Apple cider vinegar may cause unpleasant digestive symptoms in some people.

Human and animal studies have found that apple cider vinegar and acetic acid may decrease appetite and promote feelings of fullness, leading to a natural reduction in calorie intake .

However, one controlled study suggests that in some cases, appetite and food intake may decrease due to indigestion.

The people who consumed a drink containing 25 grams (0.88 oz) of apple cider vinegar reported less appetite but also significantly greater feelings of nausea, especially when the vinegar was part of an unpleasant-tasting drink .

Bottom Line: Apple cider vinegar may help reduce appetite, but may also cause feelings of nausea, particularly when consumed as part of a drink with bad flavor.

3. Low Potassium Levels and Bone Loss

Apple Cider Vinegar and Apples

There are no controlled studies on apple cider vinegar’s effects on blood potassium levels and bone health at this time.

However, there is one case report of low blood potassium and bone loss that was attributed to large doses of apple cider vinegar taken over a long period of time.

A 28-year-old woman consumed 8 oz (250 ml) of apple cider vinegar diluted in water on a daily basis for six years.

She was admitted to the hospital with low potassium levels and other abnormalities in blood chemistry .

What’s more, the woman was diagnosed with osteoporosis, a condition of brittle bones that is rarely seen in young people.

Doctors who treated the woman believe the large daily doses of apple cider vinegar led to minerals being leached from her bones to buffer the acidity of her blood.

They also noted that high acid levels can reduce the formation of new bone.

Of course, the amount of apple cider vinegar in this case was much more than most people would consume in a single day — plus, she did this every day for many years.


Bottom Line: There is one case report of low potassium levels and osteoporosis likely caused by drinking too much apple cider vinegar.

4. Erosion of Tooth Enamel

Apple Cider Vinegar, a Whole Apple and an Apple Slice

Acidic foods and beverages have been shown to damage tooth enamel .

Soft drinks and fruit juices have been more widely studied, but some research shows the acetic acid in vinegar may also damage tooth enamel.

In one lab study, enamel from wisdom teeth was immersed in different vinegars with pH levels ranging from 2.7–3.95. The vinegars led to a 1–20% loss of minerals from the teeth after four hours .

Importantly, this study was done in a lab and not in the mouth, where saliva helps buffer acidity. Nevertheless, there’s some evidence that large amounts of vinegar may cause dental erosion.

A case study also concluded that a 15-year-old girl’s severe dental decay was caused by consuming one cup (237 ml) of undiluted apple cider vinegar per day as aweight loss aid .

Bottom Line: The acetic acid in vinegar may weaken dental enamel and lead to loss of minerals and tooth decay.

5. Throat Burns

Apple Cider Vinegar in a Glass and a Jug

Apple cider vinegar has the potential to cause esophageal (throat) burns.

A review of harmful liquids accidentally swallowed by children found acetic acid from vinegar was the most common acid that caused throat burns.

Researchers recommended vinegar be considered a “potent caustic substance” and kept in childproof containers .

There are no published cases of throat burns from apple cider vinegar itself.

However, one case report found that an apple cider vinegar tablet caused burns after becoming lodged in a woman’s throat. The woman said she experienced pain and difficulty swallowing for six months after the incident .

Bottom Line: The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar has caused throat burns in children. One woman experienced throat burns after an apple cider vinegar tablet became lodged in her esophagus.

6. Skin Burns

Due to its strongly acidic nature, apple cider vinegar may also cause burns when applied to the skin.

In one case, a 14-year-old girl developed erosions on her nose after applying several drops of apple cider vinegar to remove two moles, based on a protocol she’d seen on the internet .

In another, a 6-year-old boy with multiple health problems developed leg burns after his mother treated his leg infection with apple cider vinegar.

There are also several anecdotal reports online of topical burns from apple cider vinegar to the skin.

Bottom Line: There have been reports of skin burns occurring in response to treating moles and infections with apple cider vinegar.

7. Drug Interactions

Apple Cider Vinegar in a Decanter

A few medications may interact with apple cider vinegar:

  • Diabetes medication: People who take insulin or insulin-stimulating medications and vinegar may experience dangerously low blood sugar or potassium levels.
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin): This medication lowers your blood potassium levels. Taking it in combination with apple cider vinegar could lower potassium too much.
  • Certain diuretic drugs: Some diuretic medications cause the body to excrete potassium. To prevent potassium levels from dropping too low, these drugs shouldn’t be consumed with large amounts of vinegar.

Bottom Line: Some medications may interact with apple cider vinegar, including insulin, digoxin and certain diuretics.

How to Consume Apple Cider Vinegar Safely

Most people can safely consume reasonable amounts of apple cider vinegar by following these general guidelines:

  • Limit your intake: Start with a smaller amount and gradually work up to a maximum of 2 tablespoons (30 ml) per day, depending on your personal tolerance.
  • Minimize your tooth exposure to acetic acid: Try diluting the vinegar in water and drinking it through a straw.
  • Rinse your mouth: Rinse with water after taking it. To prevent further enamel damage, wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth.
  • Consider avoiding it if you have gastroparesis: Avoid apple cider vinegar or limit the amount to 1 teaspoon (5 ml) in water or salad dressing.
  • Be aware of allergies: Allergies to apple cider vinegar are rare, but stop taking it immediately if you experience an allergic reaction.

Bottom Line: To consume apple cider vinegar safely, limit your daily intake, dilute it and avoid it if you have certain conditions.


The 3 Golden Rules You NEED To Fight Cancer, Slow Down Aging And Burn Belly Fat


Hippocrates had it right when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

This Ancient Greek physician knew back in 400 BC what we seem to ignore today, even with all of our scientific advancements.

 Nutrition is the key to all of our health issues.

In fact, nutrition is so important, it not only determines our health, but it can affect how we look, our mental abilities, our moods, and essentially our overall wellbeing.

If nutrition is the foundation of our lives, it should come as no surprise then that what we eat, how we eat and even when we eat, can also affect our stress levels. In the same way, we can also help reduce stress with nutrition.


Food as Medicine

Like Hippocrates, an American scientist in the 50s, Ancel Keys, hypothesized that nutrition and lifestyle were key to our health and overall wellbeing. He believed there was a correlation between diet and disease rates between populations and among individuals within those populations.

As it turns out, he was right.

And his research was the basis for the “Mediterranean Diet,” which is well-documented as a key factor in heart health and other disease risks.

 If you think of the human body, or any living organism for that matter, as an intricate machine, you will understand the importance of nutrition.

For instance, if you had a highly-tuned sports car, you would make sure you only used the best oil, gasoline fuel the car. Anything less would put this complex machine at risk of breaking down and even threatening the car’s lifespan.

So, if a manmade machine requires the best and most appropriate fuel to ensure it runs smoothly and for as long as possible, it makes complete sense that your body, the most multifaceted machine on the planet, would require at the bare minimum, the best fuel available.

 You only have to look at your own life to know this is true. Ask yourself how you feel after binging on sugar compared to how your body and mind feels eating a nutritious meal.

The Food/Stress Link

We all experience stress in some form. It’s inevitable.

Life is unpredictable and depending on your attitude toward it, stress can be annoying or deadly.

 Often, in the short-term at least, stress can actually shut down the appetite sensors in your brain. Your hypothalamus releases a chemical called corticotropin-releasing hormone that halts your hunger.

Add to that, the fact that your brain tells your adrenal glands to start pumping out adrenaline (epinephrine), which triggers a “fight or flight” response, which further puts eating on the back burner so to speak. (1)

The real problem starts, however, when the stress continues long-term, especially if you don’t do anything to counteract it. When this happens your adrenals release another hormone called cortisol, which you may recognize as the “belly fat” hormone.

 Typically, when the stress subsides, so should your cortisol levels, but sometimes, the on/off switch can become “stuck” and your body will continue to pump out this steroid hormone.

While your body needs cortisol, excessive production of this hormone has a very dangerous side when it becomes elevated long-term. It alters your immune system’s ability to function properly, it also suppresses your digestive system, your reproductive system and even any growth processes. And because cortisol communicates with your brain, it also affects your mood, motivation and fear responses.


Stress, Fat and Sugar—A dangerous Trio

Many studies show that stress not only affects your appetite but it can literally affect the types of food you eat. A study conducted by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana showed that 81 percent of the people studies, had a change in appetite when stressed and of those, 62 percent had an increased appetite.

The researcher also found that when not stressed 80 percent of these people would eat healthy, but when stressed only 33 percent chose healthy foods. And the typical unhealthy foods these people chose were sweet desserts, chocolate/candy bars, candy, ice cream, muffins/sweet breads, and fresh or canned fruit.

They also ate burgers, sandwiches using sandwich meats, pizza, casseroles, tacos, ethnic foods, and of course, the number one got-to, fast food. And the more stressed people were, the less variety they chose, sticking to the same unhealthy foods.

To make matters worse, when you eat fatty or sugary foods, these foods have been shown to affect the part of your brain that produces and processes stress and any related emotions. In a way, these foods counter the emotional effects of stress, making them actual “comfort foods,” which explains why people gravitate toward them when stressed.

While overeating the wrong foods is obviously not the only result of stress, it is a key factor. The types of foods you choose can also work in your favor. Certain foods are known to counter the effects of stress such as inflammation, mental or emotional issues and your energy levels for example. This makes nutrition key for living a stress-free life. With that in mind, here are three steadfast rules that will help you manage and fight stress.

Rule 1: Eat a Balanced (All Inclusive) Diet

Apart from living centuries apart, Hippocrates (also known as the Father of Medicine) and Ancel Keys both showed that eating properly is the key to your health and combatting stress.

Eating natural, healthy whole foods from all the key food groups can not only help prepare you to better handle stress, but it can also manage and repair the effects that stress can cause such as inflammation and fatigue.

Foods that are high in omega 3 for example, help with memory and inflammation. High antioxidant foods like fresh vegetables and fruits fight free radical oxidation, a side effect from stress.

High-quality proteins such as organic eggs, Gouda cheese, macadamia nuts or pecans will help keep your blood sugar levels steady for improved energy and mood.

When stressed look to healthy alternatives to the fat and sugar cravings like honey, yogurt and fruit smoothies, as well as nuts, bananas, dark chocolate etc.

Rule 2: Eat a Nutrient-Dense Diet

What you eat and how much you eat are not as important as how nutritious the food is. When it comes to food, quality definitely outweighs quantity.

Studies report that “The effects of chronic stress may be exacerbated by a rich diet. Excess amounts of sugars and refined foods, for example, can diminish thiamine, niacin, B12, magnesium, and calcium. Low levels of these nutrients increase nervous-system reactivity, irritability, and nervousness. But even more serious is the realization that poor eating habits in general lead to low concentrations of nutrients in the blood, which can impair brain function.”

Make sure to include minerals, vitamins, proteins, good fatty acids and quality carbohydrates, protein and fats for energy. 


Rule 3: Avoid Processed and Unhealthy Foods at All Cost

The worst offenders are coffee, alcohol, sugary drinks, and fried foods. While these foods may be tempting when you are stressed, they will undoubtedly backfire and cause your body more stress in the long run.

Coffee: The caffeine in coffee can increase adrenaline levels. When you are stressed your body is already producing adrenaline, so adding more can over stimulate you and ultimately cause more stress.

Alcohol: Alcohol is a very tempting solution when stressed. While it may seem like it can relax you, the effects are temporary. In the long term, alcoholic consumption can actually compound stress and prolong the recovery from a stressor according to studies.

Sugary Drinks: Sweet drinks are typically full of artificial sweeteners that can be harmful to your body. Drinks that use high fructose corn syrup or sugar can also cause weight gain, which can result in further stress. Sugar spikes can also affect your mood, blood glucose levels and health.

Fried Food: Fried foods are full of trans-fats that are linked to numerous health issues including cancer. When you are stressed you will crave these types of foods, like donuts, French fries etc., but know that they will only increase your physical and mental stress levels. They can lead to weight gain and chronic inflammation and disease, and ultimately more stress.  Just say no to fried food!

What you eat is not the only stress-related behavior that can add weight. Lack of sleep and exercise are also a big factor. And of course, if you drink alcohol, the extra calories can lead to extra pounds fast. But if you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you will be much better prepared to take on any stressors that come your way.


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