Healing Properties of Fruits: Strawberry

Strawberries
Strawberries have cooling thermal nature, sweet-and-sour flavor. These berries are beneficial for the spleen-pancreas and improve appetite. They moisten the lungs and generate body fluids. Strawberries are used for thirst, sore throat, and hoarseness. Eat before meals to treat poor digestion accompanied by abdominal pain and swelling. They relieve urinary difficulties including painful urination and inability to urinate. Very rich in silicon and vitamin C: useful for arterial and all connective tissue repairs. To strengthen the teeth and gums and help get rid of tartar, cut a strawberry in half and rub onto the teeth and gums; leave on 45 minutes and rinse with warm water. One of the first fruits to emerge in the spring, strawberries are good for spring cleansing and body detox. Allergic reactions to strawberries are often caused by berries that are not vine-ripened.
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How To Stop the Heartburn

Heartburn
Heartburn typically results from excess acidity in the stomach or from improper operation of your digestive system. At the point where the esophagus and stomach join, a special muscle opens and closes the esophagus. When we swallow food this muscle relaxes to let the food pass into the stomach and after that it closes again. But it can happen that the muscle malfunctions. The components of the stomach then rise again up the esophagus, irritating the area. And this results in the infamous feeling of heartburn.

In order to stop it avoid acidic foods (lemons, etc.), alcohol, fat or fried food, food that is overcooked, coffee, juice, tomato base products and chocolate. But don’t deny yourself too much. You have to notice which foods bring on heartburn and avoid them. Also, don’t go to sleep right after the meal and don’t smoke, especially after meals.
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Recipes for Muscles: Roast Beef


Ingredients:
One beef roast 3 pounds
Bay leaves , sea salt, ground black pepper
Coconut oil
6 cloves of garlic

How to Make:
Cut gashes in roast and insert garlic slices and bay leaves. Brush the meat with coconut oil and season. Place roast in oven at 350 degrees and cook. Serve 4 ounce servings. Slightly under cook as when you reheat meat will get over cooked otherwise. 

Roast Beef
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Spot Reduction


Fat loss

Spot reduction is the term that is used to explain the process of losing fat in a focused area on the body. The lower back and rear of the thighs are two of the most troubled areas that spot reduction is usually attempted for. It is important to know that a total spot reduction is nor possible. Fat is a source of energy that is stored according to genetics, hormones, sex, body fat levels and age. These factors establish where you will deposit fat stores and how easily. These factors also determine where you will burn off the fat and how much effort it will take not any mythical formula for spot reduction. This is why men and women have different fat deposit patterns. Typically men tend to store more fat around the waist and women on the lower thighs.

When body fat percentage levels are dropped it is as a result of your body as a whole needs energy. Exercising a certain body part does not burn fat in the area being exercised but rather uses the most proficient means your body can supply for energy. If you have properly manipulated your diet and exercises routine, fat can be used for energy instead of glucose.

Sadly the rule of thumb is the most troubled fatty areas are the last to go. So if you are troubled with a cellulite on the back of your thighs you will most likely have to radically reduce your body fat levels to visibly affect the problem area.
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Melatonin and Sleep

Melatonin
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland and has an significant role in circadian rhythms. The daily rhythm of melatonin secretion is controlled by a built-in, free-running pacemaker, the suprachiasmatic nucleus , and is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan. Melatonin synthesis is controlled by contact with cycles of light and dark, and occurs independently of sleep.

Melatonin promotes sleep and its secretion increases when takes place the onset of darkness, helping to keep us asleep at night. Melatonin production usually peaks between midnight and 2am, then starts to fall and is low during the day. It also helps decrease core body temperature, which helps induce sleep. However, sleep is possible even when melatonin levels are low. People who have their pineal gland removed have only negligible disruption in sleep.


Laboratory experiments have shown that melatonin has antioxidant effects and suppresses the growth of some cancer cells. Laboratory researches also show it has anti-inflammatory effects. When melatonin is administered as a drug it has been proved to decrease levels of the female hormones progesterone and estradiol. It also enhances the secretion of prolactin (hormone produced by the pituitary gland). Melatonin may decrease the sensitivity of the body to insulin, which can raise blood sugar levels.
Healthy Sleep
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Healing Properties of Fruits: Persimmon

Persimmon

Permisson has very cooling thermal nature, a sweet flavor. It has the properties to cools heat, especially lung heat, it builds body fluids, moistens the lungs and resolves phlegm,tonifies the spleen-pancreas; soothes mucous membranes in the digestive tract to relieve gastrointestinal inflammations; treats common hot and dry conditions such as often occur in thirst, canker sores, and chronic bronchitis.

The unripe persimmon has an astringent taste that makes the lips pucker from its tannic acid content; as persimmon ripens, the tannic acid is converted until none is left in the fully ripe state. The astringent property of partially ripe persimmon is desirable in treating these conditions: diarrhea, dysentery, hypertension, and spitting up, coughing up, or vomiting blood.
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