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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wheat-Grass Full of Valuable Nutrients

Ever since I have heard of the value of wheat-grass, I have wanted to grow my own. If you go to a typical smoothie store, you can have a shot of the juice from wheat-grass at an additional cost. After all these years, I finally gave it a stab.
  I took a used ice-cream container, and put holes in the bottom. Then I put garden soil (organic) in the container and added the wheat berries that I picked up at a health food store. Sadly, the wheat berries stayed in the bag for many months before they were used.
  I watered my new little indoor garden and viola, I had authentic wheat-grass growing in my garden. It sprang up quickly and now I guess it is ready to use. I will cut some tomorrow and put it in my smoothie for breakfast.
Wheat-grass growing in plastic container indoors

I was looking at a web site on wheat-grass and it's nutritional value. According to Dr. Oz,  it is a catalyst for making red blood cells. Wheatgrass also contains the minerals you need to have, especially iron. Iron is important because it helps to prevent anemia. Wheat-grass is also vitamin rich. Here is the url containing information on the health benefits of wheat-grass:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mangosteen, Soursop, and Graviola

Another Helpful Ingredient in Fighting Cancer

I was aware of the properties of soursop in fighting cancer, and that is the topic for tonight. Soursop is also known as mangosteen or graviola, depending on which country you live in. Graviola is a product that comes from the rain forests. It is packaged up and sold on if you are interested in ordering some. Here is a review on a mangosteen juice product sold on
    "Mangosteen Contains powerful phytonutrients has the highest oxygen radical absorbance capacity, supports visual aid and cardiovascular function, excellent source of potasium, support microbiological balance, maintains immunce system, promotes joint flexibility. Guyabano Natural Cancer Cell Killer The Guyabano is the fruit from the Graviola tree that is miraculous cell killer. It is 10,000 times stronger than CHEMO. Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to attack cancer safely and effectively with all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss. Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections. Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment. Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life. Extracts from the tree were shown to effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. The tree compounds to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug. The leaves are regarded as a remedy for gall bladder trouble as well as Coughs, Cataracts, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Fever, and Indigestion."  
   Maybe we should try to grow a mangosteen plant in our back yards!

Alkaline Water and Stopping Cancer

     I have been hearing recently how alkaline water is good in stopping cancer from growing. Could we be onto a cure for cancer finally? I don't know for sure, but this looks hopeful. But like anything that is promising, there will always be an opposing side to it, whether it be a health issue, spiritual issues or some other issue that presses deep into our hearts (and our pocketbooks).
   I have learned that cancer cannot grow in an alkaline environment. If that is true, then how can we create an alkaline environment for us to enjoy? There is one thing we can do, for sure. We can drink alkaline water. You can have a filter installed under your sink or faucet that can turn your water alkaline. I have a friend who uses the leftover water on her gardens, and her yard is beautiful. You can also buy this bottled water at various places. They may sell it at some health food stores. Call the store first and see if they carry it. If enough people request something, they may look into ordering some if they don't carry it already.
   The article on this particular web site explains how alkaline water helps stop cancer from growing. I have also heard that eating greens like spinach and kale can help make your system alkaline. You can put green items such as spinach, kale, and other green vegetables in your smoothies.
  One other thing that is recommended on this web site it to get off sugar. Sugar actually feeds cancer cells and doing away with sugar can help you to become healthy. But be careful about sugar substitutes. Artificial sweeteners are just as bad for you as sugar is, so avoid them. Acceptable sugar replacements are xylitol and Stevia. Make sure that other ingredients aren't added to these products. Honey, maple syrup, and rapadura are ok in moderation, but a good word of advice is to get off soda pop, whether it is sugar free or not. Soda has a lot of calories anyway, plus a list of other undesirable ingredients that aren't helpful to our health.
   One other thing I have heard, but don't have enough information yet, is that fresh orange juice actually becomes alkaline when we drink it. This might be something good to research.