Posts Tagged ‘health’

Black seed oil is a nootropic extracted from the seed of the Nigella Sativa plant. The herb is native Mediterranean and Asian regions and the active compound is thymoquinone. Black seed oil has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and has numerous uses.

Black seed oil benefits include:

  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Fights cancer
  • Prevents diabetes
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Improves infertility (improves sperm count)
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Improves liver health
  • Improves rheumatoid arthritis
  • Decreases nasal inflammation
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Helps with indigestion
  • Lessens anxiety
  • Improves cognitive function
  • Help with mental illness
  • Aids in opioid dependence withdrawal

Black seed oil also has many benefits for skin and hair when used topically as well as internally. The recommended dose for internal use is 1-3 teaspoons per day and is available in capsule form for those who can’t tolerate its unique flavor.

This is the one I recommend: https://amzn.to/3fajONv

To learn more about Black Seed oil, watch the video below by NootropicExpert:

Ganoderma lucidem (also known as reishi, the king of mushrooms, and the mushroom of immortality) is a fungus mostly from Hemlock trees that dates back as far as 2,000 years in Asia for its medicinal uses.

Ganoderma boasts an impressive list of health benefits that include:

  • Boosting the immune system
  • Fighting infections
  • Fighting cancer cells
  • Reducing stress
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Reducing cholesterol
  • Reducing cardiovascular disease
  • Improving liver function
  • Improving kidney function
  • Improving respiratory function
  • Fighting viral infections
  • Improving HIV/AIDS symptoms
  • Reducing pain during shingles outbreaks
  • Building strength
  • Building stamina
  • Fighting fatigue
  • Improving gut health
  • Supporting sleep cycles
  • Supporting brain health
  • Fighting allergies

Reishi can be purchased in many forms such as tea, tinctures, capsules, coffee, hot cocoa, beauty products and energy bars. Due to its bitter taste, eating the mushroom directly is not recommended but is pleasant tasting in the coffee and hot cocoa forms.

These are my personal favorite forms of reishi:

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To learn more about the king of mushrooms, check out the video below by Learn Your Land:

The evidence of beetroot dates back to Neolithic civilizations in both Egypt and the Netherlands. Ancient Greeks cultivated beetroot in 300 B.C. and only ate the leaves; they used it for both binding and dressing wounds. They ate it for a longer life and considered it to be worth its weight in silver. The Romans used it as a laxative and to cure a fever.

Beetroot powder is loaded with nutrients, including:

  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Iron

Beetroot powder is high in nitrates and coverts to nitric oxide in the body. Its many health benefits include:

  • Protects cells from damage.
  • Relaxes blood vessels.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Decreases blood pressure.
  • Strengthens the heart.
  • Increases endurance.
  • Helps you to power through high-intensity workouts.
  • Reduces recovery time.
  • Boosts brain health.
  • Fights inflammation.
  • Supports liver health.
  • Encourages weight loss.
  • Helps erectile dysfunction (by increasing nitric oxide just as Viagra does).

Below is a link to my favorite beetroot powder. One word of caution; do not be alarmed by any pink or red-hued urine or feces after consuming the powder.

https://amzn.to/2Z1VXse

If you are interested in learning more, check out the video below:

The flower, hibiscus sabdariffa, was domesticated in Sudan or West Africa nearly 6,000 years ago and was used primarily as a beverage or food. In ancient Egypt hibiscus tea was used as a beverage to cool off pharaohs in the desert heat. Today hibiscus tea is known around the world for its many health benefits.

Hibiscus tea health benefits include:

  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Improving insulin sensitivity.
  • Lowering blood fat levels.
  • Protecting the liver.
  • Fighting bacteria.
  • Reducing cancer risk.
  • Aiding in weight loss.
  • Reducing inflammation.
  • Improving digestion.
  • Reducing anxiety and depression.
  • Reducing the risk of catching a cold or flu.

Hibiscus tea is loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, flavonoids, carotene, anthocyanins (which gives it its deep, red color), niacin, calcium, iron, and ascorbic acid. The tea is caffeine-free, has a pleasant taste, and is easily consumed hot or cold.

Here’s a link to my favorite hibiscus tea: https://amzn.to/32NXWl6

To learn more, check out the video with Dr. Paul Haider below:

Skin brushing has been around or thousands of years dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Russians, Turks, and Scandinavians. Its many health and beauty benefits are widely known in Ayurvic medicine.

Skin or body brushing benefits include:

  • Reduces appearance of cellulite.
  • Eliminates dead skin.
  • Enhances blood circulation.
  • Stimulates oil glands.
  • Enhances cleansing of the lymphatic system.
  • Promotes even fat distribution.
  • Rejuvenates the nervous system.
  • Enhances digestion function.
  • Enhances kidney function.
  • Allows for better absorption of products.

Dry brushing should never scratch or harm the skin. Natural bristle brushes are best, pressing firmly and gently over the skin in long strokes toward the heart. Once a day to once a week is recommended on dry skin just before showering or bathing.

This type of brush id perfect for skin brushing: https://amzn.to/3lIG57R

To know more, watch the video below:

You may or may not have heard of oil pulling. It’s an ayurvedic practice that has been around for thousands of years and its health benefits are impressive, especially for dental hygiene.

Oil pulling dental health benefits includes:

  • Kills bad bacteria.
  • Reduces bad breath.
  • Prevents cavities.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Improves gum health.
  • Whitens teeth.
  • Pulls out toxins.
  • Heals bleeding gums.
  • Reduces plaque.

In addition to dental health benefits, oil pulling is also known to clear blocked nasal passages, prevent heart disease, and even kill a hangover!

The most common oils for pulling are coconut, sunflower, and sesame.  Simply place a teaspoon (you can work up to a tablespoon) of your favorite oil in your mouth and swish vigorously for 20 minutes. You may need to slowly increase to 20 minutes but even 5 minutes will create benefit. When finished, do not spit the oil down the drain as it will solidify and clog your plumbing; instead, spit it directly into a garbage can.

I prefer to use coconut oil like this: https://amzn.to/31SakBm

If you want to know more, check out the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czfcbEaOkYo

Horseradish or the Drumstick tree, it’s hearty and can grow in the harshest of conditions, requiring very little water.

This highly nutritious plant is thought to resolve the world’s malnutrition problems as it contains:

  • Vitamin A (10 times more than carrots)
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C (7 times more than oranges)
  • Calcium (17 times more than milk)
  • Iron (25 times more than spinach)
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium (15 times more than bananas)
  • Protein (9 times more than yoghurt)

Moringa contains a powerful antioxidant and is shown to reduce blood pressure, improve blood sugar levels, protects the liver, and heals gut issues. Its health benefits are nearly endless.

The tree can be consumed in numerous ways; capsules, tea, powder and seeds are the most common. The recommended dose for capsules is three per day, the powder one teaspoon per day (can be sprinkled over food or consumed in water), or two seeds per day.

Moringa is also used in shampoos, soaps, and skin oils and is well known for leaving its users with shiny, thick hair and wrinkle reduced, glowing skin.

Not all moringa powder is created the same. This is a high-quality brand that I recommend: https://amzn.to/3jGi13D

This miracle tree is widely available and inexpensive. If you would like to know more, please check out the video below by Natural Health Resources:

It might sound a little crazy but mouth taping while you sleep holds numerous health benefits. Let’s first start with what happens when you breathe through your mouth when you sleep.

Mouth breathing can cause:

  • Dry mouth
  • Snoring
  • Sinus congestion.
  • Reduced quality of sleep.
  • Poor CPAP compliance.
  • Cavities.
  • Gum disease.
  • Bad breath.
  • Weight gain.

In children, mouth breathing can have a profound effect, causing crooked teeth, a narrowed jaw, receding chin and constriction of the nose and throat.

Fixing mouth breathing may result in:

  • Less snoring.
  • Deeper, more restful sleep.
  • Better nasal air filtration.
  • Improved mouth pH resulting in better mouth bacteria.
  • Less anxiety.
  • Improved nitric oxide production, which leads to better memory, endurance, immune system, blood pressure, inflammation and sexual function.

How do you mouth tape? It’s not as scary as it seems. You can purchase micropore surgical tape on Amazon for a few dollars and it will be safe to use on your skin, even if you have facial hair. Simply place a piece of tape over mouth when you go to sleep and don’t worry if your nose is congested, this will fix that problem.

Will you have to mouth tape for the rest of your life? No. After time, you will have retrained your body to get used to the new way of breathing and won’t need the tape anymore. Many people claim this has been a life changer for them. What have you got to lose besides a better night’s sleep?

This micropore tape works well: https://amzn.to/3lD4yLI

Want to know more? Check out the High Intensity Health podcast with Dr. Mark Burhenne below: