Healing Properties of Fruits: Raspberry

Raspberries
Raspberries have neutral thermal nature, they have asweet-and-sour flavor. These berries are beneficial liver and kidneys. A raps enriches and cleanses the blood of toxins; regulates the menstrual cycle; controls urinary functions; treats anemia, as well as excessive and frequent urination, especially at night. These berries can be used to induce and promote labor at childbirth.

Raspberry leaf, a widely accessible herb, strengthens the uterus, checks excessive menstrual flow, and restrains bleeding in general; it is of exceptional advantage for tonifying the uterus and supporting optimum hormonal patterns for the period of pregnancy.

The dried unripe raspberry fruit, a prominent, slightly warming. Chinese herb (Rubus chingii) is considered beneficial to the kidneys through its astringent action. It controls unnecessary and frequent urination like ripe raspberry, but more effectively; it also astringes the essence and thereby treats impotence, involuntary seminal emission, spermatorrhea, and premature ejaculation.

It improves visual perception and thus is used for blurred vision. Ripe raspberry also seems to benefit vision. In animal experiments, the unripe raspberry has estrogen-like effects on the female sex organs; quite probably the ripe raspberry and its leaf have these same effects.

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Methods to Avoid Catching Colds


As much as possible, avoid coming into close contact with infected persons, especially if they cough or sneeze. A person with a cold is very contagious: a person fills the air with fine particles of saliva or mucous which transport the virus microbe. Even if the person is cautious to wipe his nose with tissue or a handkerchief, the microbes will be transported to his hands.

And studies have shown that these viruses are transmitted through hand contact. So if you have to shake hands with somebody who has a cold, you would better wash soon after It is useless to take antibiotics: they have no effect on viruses.

Alcohol

However, there are certain substances found in alcohol which help decongest sinuses, that is why a good hot toddy can work wonders. But take care of your liver: a toddy is just as good with a little rum as with a lot. You don’t have to get drunk to get better. You don’t even have to drink it - just sniff some strong alcohol like cognac or brandy and breathe in the fumes.
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Refined Foods and Diseases

What is eating refined? White refined flour based foods make me question the definition of refined! These modern foods are just too damaging for our health. Refining flour was a process used to prolong shelf life as even bugs won’t eat it! Bugs need nutrition just as we do.
It is our main goal to customize our nutrition, choose the right food and avoid refined products as often as possible.
Here is a list of diseases closely associated with the consumption of refined foods:

Refined foods
  • Heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Colon cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Varicose veins
  • Clots in veins
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Obesity
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Aging Process and the B Vitamins


B Vitamins

It is a fact that elder people start to get a little forgetful and confused and many times even depressed. It is not necessarily normal for old people. There are lots of medical troubles that can make an elderly person seem senile, but bad nutrition can also play a big role—particularly for someone who falls into the risk categories. Studies show that many elderly people are low in B vitamins, particularly cobalamin. Part of the reason is that you just don't absorb as many B's from your food as you grow older. Because some of the B's aren't absorbed all that well in the first place, older people can simply start to be deficient.

Then the deficiency makes them a little depressed, so they eat less and get even fewer B's, which makes them more forgetful, confused, and depressed and they end up in a nursing home. The food there might not help—institutional food often has most of its vitamins processed or cooked away.

Researches show that a large number of elderly people have overall B vitamin shortages that affect their health and their mental abilities. For example, many elderly persons are low on thiamin, folic acid, choline, and cobalamin. The statistics here are troubling because about a third of the elderly are low on pyridoxine, and thiamin deficiency may affect nearly half of all elderly people sent to hospitals. B shortages in older people are enough to cause depression, confusion, and memory problems, regardless of the fact that the usual blood tests are at normal levels.
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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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