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Sharing Wellness Info

My good friend, Gail Coffey, has a medical sharing website. These are some important articles that I received through her WellnessSharing posts. Periodically, I will be adding more of her articles but do check out her website and do ask to receive article postings. This is a good and reliable resource! Like myself, this “trail blazing” group is learning about medical alternatives through their own personal experiences.

www.sharingwellnessinfo.com

Spices for Health

We received an email that had about 15 healthful uses of powdered cinnamon and honey recently and experimented with it. Then a few days later I read in Wellbeing Journal, July/August 2007, Vol 16, No 4 newsletter some information that confirmed the use of cinnamon for helping diabetes: according to the Journal of Agriculture Food Chemistry 04;52[1]1:65-70 and Diabetes Care 03;26[12]:3215-8, half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduced fasting glucose levels (18-29%) in 60 persons with type 2 diabetes and also reduced triglyceride levels (23-30%), LDL cholesterol (7-27%). To maintain the benefits, it is necessary to continue the 1/2 tsp./day of cinnamon. The New England Journal of Medicine 01:345:790-797 now reports that those who suffer from blood sugar related symptoms (low or high) can return to health by decreasing or eliminating simple sugars, eliminating trans fatty acids, increasing fiber intake, and exercising regularly.

In the email article we were sent, one of the suggestions for longevity was to make a tea by boiling 3 cups of water, 4 spoons of honey, and 1 spoon of cinnamon powder; then drink 1/4 cup 3 to 4 times a day. The claim is that it keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. We’re continuing our experiment… For other uses of cinnamon and honey, check this source.

Herbs

From Pam Blowers at Organic NZ, we’ve learned that coriander/cilantro leaves contain an antibacterial that is twice as effective at disintegrating salmonella as the antibiotic, gentamicin. You may have used it in salads or soups— either the fresh leaves or the ground powder. The fresh leaves are such strong chelators of heavy metals that those who are heavily toxic, have to be very careful and sparing in their consumption of coriander/cilantro. If you know you have heavy metals toxicity, be judicious. For other herb references for health, take a look at Dr. Mercola’s discussion of peppermint, oregano, dill, thyme, rosemary, cayenne pepper, etc.

Omega-3 Fats

Concentrations of omega-3 fats were associated with positive bone mineral densities in a study of 78 teenage men over an 8-year span. DHA was linked to better total bone densities and positive changes in the spine for men between 16 and 22. Omega-e fatty acid DHA has also been shown to reduce diastolic blood pressure and heart rate in healthy men and women (0.7 grams/day for 3 months, a “washout” period of four months, followed by a placebo for 3 months). These studies were both published in editions of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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  2. mARY DALY RN Says:

    On the diabetes/cinnamon issue. There are some toxins in cinnamon-in the oil. So long term use of regular cinnamon is not such a good idea. There is a PF of cinnamon called cinnulin in which they extracted the toxic oil and left the benefit. It is available in health food stores under different names but look for the cinnulin name. Also, I have type 2 diabetes and control it entirely with nopal cactus. 1 capsule drops blood sugar about 40 points. The trick is you need to track your blood sugar thru the day to know where you stand or you will get hypoglycemic. Eventually, meal planning and use of the supplement get it under control. Be careful at bedtime as you dont want it too low during the nite and that has happened. Practice with it makes perfect. Not only for the blood sugar, but also triglycerides and cholesterol etc. Think about looking into it. I take no presciptions at all for diabetes. Disclaimer: be sure to check with your alternative health care provider on doing this.

  3. Stephanie Says:

    Hello!
    I picked a date when Mars and the Moon are in Scorpio for a colonoscopy. The transiting Moon will trine my natal Cancer Moon. I just read on another site that it’s a bad idea to pick a date for medical procedures when the moon is in the sign of the body part it rules. I thought with both Mars and Moon in Scorpio it would be helpful….the moon will be separating from a conjunction with Saturn and moving to trine Venus. Sun and Moon are separating from a square. I would love to be able to use predictive astrology better! Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. I need to decide soon if I am canceling the procedure.
    THANKS

 

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