Symptoms Of Late-Stage Lyme Disease

Symptoms Of Late-Stage Lyme Disease

Symptoms Of Late-Stage Lyme Disease

Symptoms of Lyme, late-stage Lyme disease, and Lyme Co-Infections.  What is Lyme Disease? And my own story of undiagnosed Late-Stage Lyme Disease, suffering from Lyme for over 35 years.

 

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a multisystem bacterial infection that can be spread to animals and humans by bites from infected ticks. 

In the USA Lyme disease is a manifestation of the bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Asia and Europe, Lyme disease is mostly from Borrelia burgdorferiBorrelia afzelii, and Borrelia garinii.

 

Lyme Disease Co-Infections?

Those infected with Lyme disease are also usually infected by a variety of co-infections; different co-infections are more common in certain countries and parts of the world than others.

In the USA these include “Lyme borreliosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Powassan virus, and B. miyamotoi infection”

In Europe, these include Babesia, Bartonella, Brucella, Q Fever, and Tick-borne Encephalitis. These co-infections can cause a wide range of devastating impacts on the immune and central nervous system when not treated early enough.

 

What is Stage 1 Of Lyme Disease?

Stage 1 of Lyme Disease is the transmission of the tick bite. This is where one normally would find a tick and then a bull’s eye rash. Although it is reputed that many people do not see the tick and may never get or see the rash. At this stage it is important to remove the tick. Note not all ticks are infected.

 

What is Stage 2 Of Lyme Disease?

Stage 2 of Lyme Disease is when the patient begins to feel sick or unwell this tends to occur within weeks or months, and the person experiences flu-type symptoms;   chills, fatigue, pain, weakness, rashes, heart problems, facial paralysis, eye problems.

 

What is Late-Stage Lyme Disease?

Late-stage Lyme disease is unhealed or untreated Lyme disease (late-stage disseminated lyme) it is known as the great imitator as it mimics so many other diseases. Its impact on the central nervous system makes some of the symptoms resemble conditions like A.LS., brain tumours, Guillaine-Barr, M.S., and Parkinson’s Disease.

 

Late-stage Lyme disease symptoms include

Arthritic Lyme

Balance Issues

Bladder Dysfunction

Brain Fog

Chronic Fatigue and Severe Fatigue

Disorientation

Eye Complications and Vision Changes

Exhaustion and Fatigue,

Gut Issues

Hormonal Issues

Hyperacusis and Noise Sensitivity Challenges

Immune system disorders

Insomnia and other sleep disorders

Lyme Carditis, Heart Murmur, Heart Inflammation, Palpations, Tachycardia

Lymphocytic Meningitis,

Palsies of The Cranial Nerves,

Pelvic Pain,

Muscle Weakness,

Myocarditis, Pericarditis,

Paralysis,

Nervous system issues,

Nerve damage,

Numbness,

Seizures,

Sensitivity To Light

Shortness Of Breath

Swollen Glands

Tingling,

Tremors

Infographic Lyme Disease - Symptoms Of Late-Stage Lyme Disease

 

Untreated Late-Stage Lyme Disease

Untreated late-stage Lyme disease is when someone does not receive treatment within a specific time or does not fully recover from the standard treatment of antibiotics, such as doxycycline or amoxicillin.

Treating late-stage Lyme is often a longer treatment of intravenous antibiotics.

Recovery is said to depend on the amounts years, the co-infections, and the level of late-stage complications. Sadly some untreated symptoms can be life-threatening.

 

My Own Story Around Untreated Late-Stage Lyme Disease

At the age of 14, I was bitten by something what appeared to be very similar to a bulls-eye rash. I had a lot of swelling in my legs, feet, and ankles which meant I couldn’t wear my shoes and go to school. My GP identified it as some sort of strange insect bite but didn’t know what.

 

Over the next few years, I would begin suffering from a lot of odd unexplained low-level health challenges, including a lot of bladder and kidney infections, light sensitivity and just a general feeling of being unwell.

I had keratitis and some eye issues, plus a few other rare eye phenomena supposedly related to a rare medical challenge known as parry rombergs disease that I was diagnosed as a child, which appeared to be congenital.

At the age of 19, after being an unfortunate victim of mercury toxicity, where a dentist accidentally put mercury up my root canal instead of my tooth.

My health quickly and seriously declined, initially appearing as a very seriously debilitating flu and a whole host of other rare medical symptoms.

 

Suspected Late-Stage Lyme Symptom

Over the next 30 years, I would experience bouts of extreme exhaustion, brain fog, muscle weakness, and tremors, suffer chills, fevers, strange rashes, constant sore throats, throat infections, and so many stomach issues and what appeared to be like menopausal flashes (even though I was only 21 years of age) .

Aswell as all sorts of weird eye and neurological issues.

I went from a young fit active 19-year-old who walked several miles a day, had 2 jobs, loved to dance and sing, with many hobbies. Too within a few days hardly was able to lift my head.

Even though I recovered a bit from this initial episode, I struggled to get any stamina back, I would have constant relapses and a low immune system, prone to all sorts of virus, bacteria, and digestive issues.

At 21 I was diagnosed with M.E. and at 22 I got so ill, that I had no choice but to give up college and return home to be looked after by my parents and siblings.

In my late twenties, I was hospitalised after what appeared to be very large welts all over my body and joints, rheumatic fever, and what I was told was rheumatoid arthritis. Even though the symptoms seem to disappear.

One of the doctors at the time suspected I had Lyme Disease because of the amount of unusual symptoms I had that were not associated with M.E. or rheumatic fever, but for some reason, it was never mentioned again until my 40’s.

 

Eye Complications Of Late-Stage Lyme Disease

I became very much a medical mystery, especially to eye specialists all over the UK who would come to examine me eye in research and clinical studies. My specific case was included in a medical research publication.

A long list of eye complications including dangerously low eye pressure, a hypotonic eye, choroidal folds, retina detachment issues, optic nerve damage, light sensitivity, dilated pupil, keratitis alongside a hole in my eye.

Now although I thought the hole in my eye, seemed to be directly related to the mercury injury I suffered. As it was in line with the very nerve that went down that tooth.

I would later find out that many of the other eye conditions and rare eye symptoms  I had not usually seen in someone so young were seen in certain co-infections of Lyme, especially untreated late-stage Lyme disease.

Over 30 years I had so many strange symptoms and other chronic health conditions that didn’t add up, a massive amount of abscesses in the bone cavity above my mouth, cysts, and a benign tumour.

A fatty liver when I hadn’t drunk alcohol since my early twenties, when I didn’t eat meat, rarely ate fatty foods being mostly vegeterian and lactose intolerant.

I developed sorts of weird and wonderful allergies, and sensitivities to all sorts of things from perfumes, household toxins, foods, and alcohol intolerance, and became very unwell if I consumed processed sugar...

In my 40’s began to develop jerking movements, extreme hyperacusis in one ear,  a complex movement disorder; myoclonus dystonia, chorea, and so many other symptoms that would be too long to mention.

Doctors and Medical Experts were baffled until in my late 40s while I was on holiday with a friend in the medical profession. Did he seriously begin to question some of the symptoms I had?

He questioned if it could be Lyme Disease. After taking a quiz I was shocked to discover that out of 350 symptoms related to Lyme disease. There were less than a handful of the symptoms I hadn’t suffered from, since I had those bites.

 

Challenges Around NHS Lyme Testing And Treatment

I would discover that according to worldwide Lyme Experts the NHS Lyme test was not fit for purpose and most likely would not be able to detect Late-Stage Lyme Disease.

I was advised by a variety of health professionals to get tested abroad, which did suggest I had late-stage Lyme and quite a few of the co-infections which very much aligned with many of the symptoms I had been suffering from for years.

Especially the very rare and unusual neurological and eye symptoms and a persistent unexplained cough I had since my teens.

Sadly even though some of the Doctors I saw agreed that it appeared to be highly likely it was Late-Stage Lyme Disease.

Unfortunately due to UK guidelines I was not allowed to be treated by late-stage treatment of intravenous antibiotics and was given no help or hope.

Now at the time, the testing I chose to get was the Elis-spot and the PCR. Interestingly, when I submitted my results to an infectious disease doctor in the NHS I was mocked at the time because I went for a PCR test.

And was told at the time a PCR  test would never be used to diagnose any virus or disease in the UK because of its level of inaccuracy. Hmm, extremely interesting when we look at what was used to test a certain virus over the last few years.

Now because of this, I looked into PCR testing at the time, and let’s say what I learned was interesting.

 

What I Learned Living With Untreated Chronic Health Challenges

On one level I was very disappointed I was not allowed to be given the recommended intravenous antibiotic for late-stage Lyme here in the UK. Even though my GP and a couple of specialists felt it was too late to make any difference.

I was told by neurologists and GPs that I had just to live and accept my symptoms and life situation, by this stage I had become housebound due to the severity of sound sensitivity that was triggering non-epileptic seizures .

Like most of the health challenges I had, I was rarely given any support or help.

Out of this situation I learned young how easy it is to take our health for granted. How quickly and how easily our health can be taken away.

But also how important it is to take as much self-responsibility for our health and well-being as we can. Most people today put their health and well-being at the lower end of their priorities.

Living with any chronic, life-changing, or life-limiting health condition is extremely challenging. But it can also teach us great gifts, and help us value life itself on a level that so many other people cannot.

I spent a large part of my life being gaslighted and judged, by so many medical professionals, healers, and therapists that on some level I became tainted by what was supposed to be healthcare and well-being support.

But I thank god, that I aligned with a holistic approach to life and my health early on. I honestly believe if I hadn’t taken a more natural approach, and started to live a more clean healthy life, I wouldn’t be here today.

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6 Superfood Snacks To Boost Energy Levels

6 Superfood Snacks To Boost Energy Levels

6 Superfood Snacks To Boost Energy;

Superfood Snacks that Satisfy Cravings And Energy Slumps and that can be eaten on the go. That will improve health, and well-being, and boost energy to help manage sugar levels and a healthy weight.

 

Apples

You might not think of apples as a superfood snack but as they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are highly nutritious and packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, pectin, potassium, and polyphenols. Great for supporting good digestion and gut health. They are one of the most easy-to-find superfood snacks to find in most countries around the world.

There are so many different variations of apple but a medium-sized apple with an average weight of about 180 grams is approx 92 kcals.

 

Avocado

Avocado is one of the most powerful superfood snacks to support Brain, Heart Health, and Body Weight. Which is why it is one of our highly recommended daily superfood healthy snacks. It is packed with goodness of over 20 minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids that help manage weight.

“Avocados are rich in monounsaturated (‘good’) fats and are a low GI (glycemic index) food, so they will help you to feel fuller for longer.” Fruitnet.com

“Research has suggested that the high fat and fiber composition of avocados may contribute to weight loss by maintaining satiety and changing gut-microbiota composition” Cambridge University Press

The flesh of an average avocado is about 100 grams which is approximately 190kcal.

 

Banana

Bananas are great healthy snacks a superfood that can help calm the nervous system and and boost mood. Bananas are low on the glycemic index and are high in the mineral potassium, vitamin B6, fiber, manganese, and vitamin C. The resistant starch in bananas is good for the gut it has a sort of prebiotic effect. These healthy benefits make bananas the perfect healthy snack for lunchtime or after a workout.

The flesh of an average banana is about 102 grams and is less than 85 kcal.

 

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Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts contain calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin B1, B6,  vitamin E, and Zinc

One Brazil Nut without the shell weighs about 5 grams and is approx 34kcal. The recommended intake of 2 Brazil Nuts a day is said to in fact only 1 ounce of Brazil nuts is said to have 1,000% RDA of selenium a lot higher than most types of nuts. Selenium is a very important mineral required for a healthy nervous system and heart, it’s vital for the conversion of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) and a healthy pregnancy.

 

Cacao

Raw cacao is extremely high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, especially magnesium. Cacao can easily be added to a smoothie or be used to replace your afternoon or morning coffee as a superfood snack.

Chocolate is roasted and fermented from Cacao, but Cacao is more nutritious and has been used for medicinal properties for years. Cacao boosts mood and happy hormones; phenylethylamine, serotonin, tryptophan, and tyrosine.

 

Dates

Dates are great for anyone with a sweet tooth or who needs a more natural sugar fix to get through the day and has a low GI ( Glycaemic Index). Dates are regarded as a gift from god. Dates are packed with minerals such as vitamin K, potassium, calcium, and magnesium that are said to support bone health.

One date approx 8 grams is said to provide about 23 calories, 6 g of carbohydrates, 0g of fat,  0.2 of protein.

 

 

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5 Healthy Bedtime Tips For Better Sleep

5 Healthy Bedtime Tips For Better Sleep

Healthy Bedtime Tips For Better Sleep.

Healthy bedtime steps to start achieving better quality sleep, improve your bedtime hygiene. Exploring common sleeping problems that lead to chronic insomnia and other sleep issues.

Importance Of  Quality Sleep

Healthy sleep is a vital part of a good healthy lifestyle, a health and wellness program. Poor sleep leads to all sorts of mental, emotional and physiological issues especially our coping abilities, our mental and emotional resilience to stress. It is a vital part of the repair and functioning of our organs, our whole body.

 

Importance Of Healthy Bedtime Routine

A healthy bedtime helps us get the proper rest, relaxation and repair in the mind, body and emotions to help reset and refuel us for the next day. An unhealthy bedtime routine can lead to not just unhealthy sleep patterns but all sorts of chronic health challenges. And is the main reason good sleep management and sleep therapy is a foundational part of health, wellness and stress management programs.

 

5 Healthy Bedtime Tips To Beat Insomnia

Simple bedtime tips to help beat insomnia and other sleep issues that are stopping you achieve a deep healthy full night’s sleep.

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Go To Bed Same Time Each Evening

Try to go to bed and sleep before 10 pm as studies show sleep before midnight actually help us get the best rest and repair, working with our natural circadian rythms and sleep cycle. A regular bed time routine helps reduce stress by giving us a more regulated structure to our days and week. It helps to support us to get up at the same time each day with more ease.

 

Eliminate Or Reduce Your Caffeine Intake

This is not just about eliminating caffeine but it is about reducing all types of stimulants from your diet6 especially later in the day. The later you consume stimulants the more likely you are to have poor quality sleep or struggle to drift off. Stimulants such as alcohol, caffeine, energy drinks, sugar leave us high-wired. These side-effects are more noticeable during stressful time or with other health challenges.

 

Unplug, Switch OFF Technology

Unplugging from life and technology is such an important aspect of a healthy life and healthy bedtime routine. An unhealthy dependency and addiction to mobile devices and technology for communication and entertainment. Has created all sorts of social and health issues, especially and unhealthy over load of information and emf stimulation, which plays havoc with our mind and body. In fact research suggests “EMF exposure affects the pineal gland, resulting in a suppression of melatonin production”. Melatonin is a vital hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.

 

Learn How To Relax Deeply

The ability to relax is so under valued when it is an important aspects of  managing stress and achieving deep quality rest and sleep. Babies naturally know how to relax and rest, they have a natural state of being. In the modern world we can easily lose that ability when we get over distracted and over stimulated by the world around us. Relaxation Techniques are great at helping induce deep relaxation, deep sleep, check out this soothing relaxation technique and guided meditations from Sleep and Stress Expert at Stress Coach Training.

 

Clean And Tidy Bed And Bedroom

A clean bed and clean bedroom is an important aspect of good sleep hygiene.It helps us psychologically and physiologically feel more calm, relaxed, safe and secure. Anything that supports our mental and emotional wellbeing helps regulate our nervous system, helps is feel more psychologically supported by our environment, which is an important part of achieving good quality sleep.

 

 

Good Quality Sleep Helps Heal And Repair The Mind And Body

It is important to remember good quality sleep is a vital part of healing and repairing or mind, body and emotions. A healthier bedtime routine will help you do that. To remember these top tips and to start feeling more relaxed throughout your day download our free health and wellness bundle before.

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7 Best Nut Sources Of Protein

7 Best Nut Sources Of Protein

7 Best Nut Sources Of Protein

Some of the best nut sources of protein, amino acids, minerals and nutrients for vegans, vegetarians and clean eaters. Why protein plays such an important part in making and repairing cells in the body.

What is Protein?

Protein is one of the body’s biggest building blocks of the body, every cell in the body contains protein. Protein is a chain of amino acids. We need protein to grow and repair the body, it is especially important for children, teenagers, and during pregnancy.

What Are Amino Acids?

Amino acids are molecules used to make proteins.

20 different amino acids are needed for us to function healthily.

9 amino acids known as essential amino acids cannot be manufactured by the body so must come from the food we eat.

 

The 9 Amino Acids That Are Essential are tryptophan

Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine.

 

Nut Sources Of Protein

The total protein content in nuts is very high which is why nut sources of protein are one of the most common sources of proteins for many vegans, vegetarians, and those on a clean plant-based diet.

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7 Best Nut Sources Of Protein

Some of the best nut sources of protein and amino acids easy to source

Almonds

Almonds are reputed to be the best nut source of protein, and high levels of vitamin e, calcium and phosphorus. Almonds contain over 130 antioxidants, help lower HDL levels, low-density lipoprotein and are said to help reduce sugar spikes so a great snack for diabetes sufferers as well as supporting a healthy gut.

Almond provides only 7 of the 9 essential amino acids paired with buckwheat, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or carrots to get all 9 amino acids.

21 grams of protein in 100 grams of Almonds.

 

Pistachios

Pistachios are another good source of protein. Pistachios are said to have a high level of amino acids, the highest percentage of branched-chain amino acids compared to many other types of nuts. They are full of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, fibre especially beta carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine), and Vitamin B6. Pistachios have the greatest phytosterol content among other nuts.

A serving of pistachios is said to have the equivalent of protein that one egg has. Accompany with buckwheat, quinoa or rye to ensure you are getting a complete combination of amino acids in one meal.

Did you know pistachios are one of the oldest nut trees in the world?

20 grams of protein in 100 grams of Pistachios.

 

Cashews

Cashews are a good quality nut source of protein, copper, and magnesium. As well as calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and zinc. Cashews are also a high source of unsaturated fats.

Did you know over 80% of the world’s cashews are eaten by Americans?

To make sure you are getting a full spectrum of all amino acids in one meal combine cashews with non-GMO soya beans, buckwheat, quinoa, and pita bread.

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Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are a healthy source of protein, vitamin E and calcium, manganese, copper, omega 3, and omega 6. Hazelnuts also have very high levels of antioxidants.

Combine hazelnuts with chia seeds, buckwheat, rye bread, non-GMO soya.

15 grams of protein in 100 grams of Hazelnuts

 

Walnuts (English or Persian Walnut)

Walnuts have the highest sources of Omega 3’s, other than being a good nut source of protein and calcium they have a  higher level of antioxidants than most food.

Not all walnuts are edible, but the common walnut also known as english walnut or persian walnut is grown all over the world and reputed to have many great health benefits which include reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and great for brain health.

To get a full complete meal of protein using almonds consider combining with for example chick peas, quinoa, rye break.

15 grams of protein in 100 grams of Walnuts.

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are a good source of protein, selenium, and calcium. They have several antioxidants, including vitamin E and phenols. Known to help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body they are said to be good for heart health, and diabetes and help reduce the risk of cancer.

Brazil nuts should be eaten with baby portobello mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots, cranberry, or watermelon.

14 grams of protein in 100 grams of Brazil Nuts.

 

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts although viewed as a nut are actually seeds. Pine nuts are high in protein and high unsaturated fats, rich in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, protein and zinc. Reputed as good brain food, also great for the heart and can help reduce risk of diabetes.

Pine nuts contain Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc

Eat with cranberry, carrot, cauliflower or watermelon to get all amino acids.

14 grams of protein in 100 grams of Pine nuts

 

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Clary Sage Oil – Female Balancing Essential Oil

Clary Sage Oil – Female Balancing Essential Oil

Clary Sage Oil – Female Balancing Essential Oil

The Therapeutic benefits of clary sage essential oil, why it is known as a gift for female health and well-being by holistic and modern medicine.

What is Clary Sage? And why is clary sage widely regarded as a hormone-balancing essential oil for many female hormone-related issues? To help reduce anxiety and stress, a supportive muscle relaxant and antidepressant.

 

What is Clary Sage? (Salvia sclarea)

 

Clary sage also known as salvia scalrea is a purplish blue flower/plant that is cultivated worldwide although it is native to Southern Europe. Its extensive therapeutic properties make it regarded as a high-value essential oil which is used in cosmetics, perfume and for medicinal use.

Each species of clary sage grown in different countries demonstrates different biological activity and chemical composition as documented by Researchgate.net

History Of Clary Sage

Clary sage  also known as ‘clear eye’ and ‘Oculus Christi’ (Eye of Christ) has been used since the middles ages for its medicinal properties. The flowers of clary sage were added to salads and are still used as a herbal tea. It is widely used in herbalism, ayurveda, allopathic medicine, cosmetics and perfumes.

 

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Therapeutic Properties Of Clary Sage Oil

 

Clary sage is a well-known antispasmodic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory that has antifungal and antiseptic, and anti-infectious properties.

Clary sage oil helps alleviate insomnia, lowers cortisol levels, encourages deeper quality sleep, and acts as a natural sedative and nerve tonic.

A great antispasmodic and muscle relaxation it is widely used to treat muscular cramps, muscle tension, and muscle painand increase circulation.

As an essential oil Clary Sage helps regulate the endocrine system as it is potent in natural “phytoestrogens”  that mimic the effects of oestrogen in the human body and are reputed to slow down osteoporosis.

It helps alleviate menstrual cramps, it is widely used to reduce PMT premenstrual tension and PMS premenstrual symptoms.

 

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It is widely used by clinical aromatherapists to help boost mood, reduce anxiety and stress levels. It is reputed to be a natural antidepressant.

 

 

 

 

 

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Use Of Clary Sage Oil In Modern Medicine

Clary sage has been used extensively in the pharmaceutical and perfumery industry for many years.

 

Research Into The Use Of Clary Sage Oil

“Effect of clary sage oil as an aromatherapy on cardiac autonomic function among patients with premenstrual syndrome – A randomized controlled study” S. Geethanjali, V. Venugopal, S. Poonguzhali, K. Maheshkumar.

“Changes in 5-hydroxytryptamine and Cortisol Plasma Levels in Menopausal Women After Inhalation of Clary Sage Oil”  Kyung-Bok LeeEun ChoYoung-Sook Kang

“The effect of clary sage oil on staphylococci responsible for wound infections” Monika Sienkiewicz 1Anna Głowacka 1Katarzyna Poznańska-Kurowska 2Andrzej Kaszuba 2Anna Urbaniak 3Edward Kowalczyk 3 Pubmed

“Effect of aromatherapy on symptoms of dysmenorrhea in college students: A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial” – Sun-Hee Han 1Myung-Haeng HurJane BuckleJeeyae ChoiMyeong Soo Lee

The Bioactivites Of Scalereol” frontiersin.org

Contraindications Of Clary Sage

Clary sage shouldn’t be used in pregnancy, on infants and children as an inhalant, it should always be diluted.

How To Purchase Clary Sage Oil In The UK

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What Are The Most Common GMO Foods?

What Are The Most Common GMO Foods?

What Are The Most Common GMO Foods found and hidden on our local supermarket shelves and in our processed food? What does GMO stand for and why is this something we should be very cautious of, even avoid?

What are GMO Foods?

GMO’s are Genetically Modified Organisms that are basically organisms genetically engineered by science in a way that does not occur in nature. GMO Foods are basically foods manipulated from an unnatural state, many would say by scientists trying to play god.

 

“It is clear that genetic modification is inherently hazardous, as it invariably result in unpredictable and uncontrollable changes in the genome and the epigenome (pattern of gene expression) that impact on safety.” (3) states Science in Society

Many scientists and medical professionals believe there should be far more research on transparency in GMO Foods especially when we look at the organisations pushing GMO Foods and what they don’t want us to know.

As there is quite a lot of research that suggests that many common GMO Foods can cause serious harm to our health and well-being. 

 

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Genetically Modified Foods; Safety, Risks And Public Concerns

Here’s The Real Reason Why GMO Foods Are Bad

One of the alarming aspects of GMO Foods is that manufacturers in some countries are not required by law to declare if their food is genetically modified.

 

Common GMO Foods

Common Genetically Modified Foods include

Alfafa

Apples

Canola ( USA)

Corn

Cotton

Papaya

Potatoes

Squash ( USA)

Soya

Strawberries

Sugar Beets (A big source of refined sugar)

Sweet Pepper ( mostly China)

GMO Foods Also Include

Enzymes and Microbes which are used in food processing that are not included on food labels

Meat, Milk, and/or where the animals are fed genetically modified crops.

Vegetable Fats and Margarine that are derived from genetically modified foods.

 

The Main Difference Between Common GMO Foods And Organic Foods

The main difference between genetically modified foods and organic foods is one is the produce from a lab while the other is a produce of nature.

6I believe part of what keeps us healthy in our food is the plant’s natural energy force and natural synergy. Genetically modified foods and crops are unnatural, genetically altered by scientists than something that is natural. 

There are many ethical and health concerns around common GMO Foods that the top food manufacturers and corporate farmland owners try to deny. Especially when many of the top food manufacturers around the world use GMO foods to increase phenomenal profits than increase the genuine quality of our health. 

Organic foods are free from chemical artificial fertilisers and pesticides while genetic foods are not. One of the reasons many people are growing their own organic gardens and organic remedies at home.

No matter if we like it or not our common GMO Foods are been massively produced for profit and power. Some of the biggest corporate names in the world are behind the push and the production of Genetically Modified Food has shown time and time again to be based on power and control. 

We just need to look at the increase in genetically grown meat, meat from a lab another example of people in power and scientists trying to play god as they mess more and more with nature.

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Are Hostas Edible? Can You Eat This Common Garden Plant

Are Hostas Edible? Can You Eat This Common Garden Plant

Are Hostas Edible? The Common Garden Hosta Plant

So Are Hostas Edible? Can you actually eat this common garden plant? What are hostas, where did they originate from, where do they grow and what are their nutritional properties?

What Are Hostas?

Hostas are extremely hardy perennial plants that most gardeners love for a variety of reasons. This includes its low maintenance, its generous lush foliage, and its forgiving nature.  There are now over 2,500 varieties of hostas. Common hosta species are H. Fortunsi which blossoms a pale lavender flower in spring. H. montana are one of the most popular perennial hostas for shady areas

H. Decorata a native of Japan that has dark green leaves and in summer deep blue blooms.

Origins Of Hostas

Hostas originate from the Orient but were brought to Europe in the 1700s. They are known in Japan as Urui and are regarded as a wild plant that people used to pick from the mountains.

Are Hostas Edible? Are They Safe To Eat?

My neighbour absolutely loves hostas, so much so that she inspired me to buy a few hosta plants for my garden. I couldn’t believe it when I read an article that said hostas were edible. So are hostas edible? Let’s look at the research.

Well according to my research the Japanese eat hostas as a vegetable. Hotas actually belong to the asparagus family which is why we would say yes hostas are edible.

Here are some of the most recommended hostas for eating 

  • Hosta fortunei.
  • Hosta longipes
  • H. montana.
  • H. sieboldiana.
  • Hosta sieboldii.

Nutritional Properties Of Hostas

In fact, there has been research done in Japan, on the macro-mineral content of Hostas. Analysis of essential macro-micro mineral content of twelve hosta taxa HasanMehrajabYasuyoNishimurabKazuhikoShimasakib

Hostas contain high levels of Calcium, Vitamin K, P, Magnesium, Maganese, and Zinc.

 

Making Hostas Edible

How To Harvest Hostas

Most research suggests the tastiest part of the hosta is the young hosta shoots that taste like asparagus but in Japan they cook both the young shoots and the leaf stems.

To harvest hostas you don’t need to ruin the full plant, simply harvest around the perimeter of the plant. Hostas are very forgiving and grow rapidly.

 

How To Cook Hostas

Top Tips on how to cook and eat hostas.

How To Cook Young Hosta shoots;

Cut the young hosta’s shoots before they are fully open and unfurled.

Then saute or roast the full shoot or chop the shoot in oil or butter or use as an ingredient in a stir fry.

How To Cook Hosta Leaves

Tender older shoots and leaves are best served blanched and sauteed as a vegetable side dish.

 

 

Some Hosta Recipe Dish Links

Hosta Recipe Dishes

Edible Hostas Shoot Miso Soup

Cheesy Roasted Hosta Shoots

Simple Tips To Take Care Of Your Hosta Plant

Hostas tend to thrive in shady areas where they tend to maintain their healthy darker green foliage.

Hostas love a low ph of rich organic soil, they grow deep and wide so plant a hole 1/3rd of a meter deep.

Once established Hostas tend to be very enduring in most soils for years to come.

Where Can I Buy Organic Hostas To Grow In My Garden

Some of the best places to buy organic hostas to grow in the UK include

Rootsplants

Sue Proctor Plants*

Advantaged Of Growing Your Own Organic Hostas To Eat

One of the big advantages of growing your own food is you get to know exactly what your food is grown in. You don’t have to worry about nasty chemicals or pesticides, contamination from plastic, or other types of toxic wrapping.

Which is why I would ensure if you plan to eat your Hostas you make sure you buy organic hostas from a reputable company.

If you are an organic gardener and professional blogger who would love to write for The World of Health site get in touch. We are presently looking for high-quality blogs around organic gardening and sustainable organic farming from experts in this area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Oil – Boost Your Mood

Orange Oil – Boost Your Mood

Orange Oil To Boost Your Mood, Immune System

Using Orange oil to boost your mood, your immune system, your skin, and even clean your home.  We all know that eating an orange is good for your health but did you know how versatile this citrus oil extracted from the fruit and or peel of an orange is?

Orange has a wide range of therapeutic properties and uses. And there are a variety of different species of orange trees that are used to extract and distill orange essential oil. These include the most popular Sweet Orange Essential Oil that is extracted from Citrus Sinensis species and Bitter Orange from the Citrus Aurantium trees.

Sweet Orange takes up approx 70% of the production of citrus species in the world.  “C. sinensis is consumed all over the world as an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a powerful natural antioxidant that builds the body’s immune system [].

 

History Of Orange Oil

Although we don’t know the precise origin of Citrus sinensis many botanists believe that it is the result of cross-pollinating of the Citrus maxima and Citrus reticulata (the mandarin) from the Himalayas and South-West Areas of China. We know Columbus carried orange seeds on his voyage to America and the Caribbean. In China, orange is regarded as a symbol of good fortune.

And we know the extracted and distilled oil of oranges has been widely used in history for thousands of years. 

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Benefits Of Orange Essential Oil In Medicine and Food

Orange essential oil is widely used in medicine, food, and cosmetics industries. An important ingredient of many natural remedies in eastern and ayurvedic medicine.

 

The oil of orange is used to treat ailments such as bronchitis, cold, cough, flu, tuberculosis as well as anxiety, stress exhaustion, fatigue, low mood, depression, low libido, poor circulation, menstrual disorders, hypertension, and angina. Chemistry and Pharmacology of Citrus sinensis Feb 2016. T

 

It is also widely used to sweeten food, especially confectionery, cakes, desserts, and drinks.

 

Some clinical research has demonstrated the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of Orange Oil . While other research suggests anti-typhoid activity in the extract of the peel of sweet orange.

 

 C. sinensis is a very rich source of phytochemical  which are highly reputed to protect cells from carcinogens.

 

The Use Of Sweet Orange Essential Oil In Skincare

Sweet Orange as oil is widely used in cosmetics and skincare products, especially for its astringent, boosting, and cleansing properties.

It is in one of my favourite natural foundations and skincare products such as Tropic Beauty Booster Sheer Foundation.   It is also in their Face Smooth Brightening Polish, and Cleansing Body Pebble all made from totally natural ingredients.

 

Safe Use Of Sweet Orange Essential Oil On Skin

Pure essential oil of orange should never be directly applied to the skin without being added to a carrier oil or base ingredient.

 

Contraindications Of Orange Essential Oil

 As a citrus essential oil, it is photosensitive so you should avoid direct sunlight after topical application for 12 hours especially to the face, arms, hands, etc.

Never use orange oil on babies or young children.

It is suggested that consuming sweet orange juice might interfere with and lower how much ivermectin the body absorbs, so when taking invermectin it is recommended to avoid the use of orange and its essential oil.

 

Orange Essential Oil Blends Well With

Essential Orange oil blends well with Frankincense, Patchouli, and other citrus oils.

Also orange oil with cinnamon or clove oil is a great warming Christmas scent for the diffuser, but please do not apply cinnamon to the skin.

 

Natural Cleaning Ingredient

The extracted oil of the orange fruit and peel is a popular ingredient and scent in many household and industrial cleaning products.  The sweet fresh scent of orange alongside its antimicrobial, antiseptic, and high limonene concentration makes it popular as a natural home cleaning product, a green pesticide, and exterminator of Drywood Termites.

Below is a variety of ways you can make your own toxin-free home cleaning products using orange oil.2

 

 

Orange Oil for mood, immune system, skin

 

Naturally, Freshen Up Your Sink Drain

  • Add approx 6 drops of pure orange oil
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • Drain Cleaning Instructions

Gently shake the cup of Baking Soda into the sink drain, then pour in the White Vinegar.

Give the drain time to unblock approx 30 minutes then add hot water until clear and fresh.

Then simply add the Orange Essential Oil into the drain for a clean fresh scent.

 

 

Natural Orange Wood Furniture Polish Recipe

  • Add 10 drops of pure essential orange oil
  • 1 Cup of linseed oil.
  • Apply a small amount of the solution to a cloth, then wipe over the furniture.

It is important to cover the surface evenly with just enough to clean.

Leave it for a few minutes then buff it with another cloth to shine.

 

 

Natural Leather Furniture Polish Recipe

  • 1/2 Cup Of Flaxseed Oil
  • 1 Cup of White Vinegar
  • 2 – 3 drops of orange essential oil

Mix the ingredients in a sealed glass and always shake well before using. 

Apply a tiny amount of the polish to a soft, clean cloth, rubbing one small area of the leather at a time.

Leave it for a few minutes and buff it until the surface dries.

 

As an aromatherapist and NYR Organic Ambassador, I highly recommend you always purchase a high-quality pure essential oil.

Would you love to learn more about using Essential Oils for better health and well-being?

Check out my Essential Oils Guide For Home Use E-book

 

 

 

 

 

Healthier Lifestyle Tips – Healthy Morning Routine

Healthier Lifestyle Tips – Healthy Morning Routine

Healthier Lifestyle Tips For A Healthy Morning Routine

How To Create A Healthier Lifestyle In 2023! Ready to start your daily routine the healthier way? By Creating a more healthy morning routine?

Here are 5 Top Tips To Start Creating A Healthier Lifestyle

Simple and easy ways to a healthier daily routine

Start Your Day The Calm Peaceful Way:

A morning meditation ritual is a very powerful way to begin a healthier lifestyle. A Morning Meditation can help us feel more calm, confident, and more relaxed a great way to start the day. It helps increase our focus and concentration and helps us become more intuitive and spiritually guided.

Meditation has many health benefits a UCLA demonstrated that meditators of over 20 years have more grey matter in the brain than those who don’t. Meditation is also shown to support better heart health. And don’t be misled that meditation has to be at least 20 minutes a day, Eileen teaches a highly effective less than 5 Minute Meditation that is loved by all ages, beginner and advanced meditators.

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Hydrate Yourself:

Our bodies are made up of to 60% water, when we wake up we are often dehydrated, starting your day with a cup of hot water on its own, or hot water with lemon can have a lot of health benefits as mentioned by Flushington Hospital

The Surprising Benefits Of Hot Water And Lemon  Adequate water intake supports our immune system, is necessary to keep our cells, tissue and organs functioning at an optimal level. While dehydration puts stress on our mind and body.

It is said that dehydration is one of the major causes of disease today especially when we consume, ingest or breathe is so many toxins and pollutants that are body needs to flush out for optimal health.

 

Super Juice Or Super Smoothie:

Starting your morning with a super juice or super smoothie is a great way to flood your body with nutrients. I will often make a super juice and then just have a few soft fruits like berries, avocado, or banana and superfood powders like spirulina, maca, or even cacao to make it more of a substantial super smoothie. I can honestly say this helps boost my energy levels and leaves me feeling more sustained throughout the day. Check out our winter super juice or  Carrot Pear Juice Recipe.

 

Morning Exercise:

A simple morning exercise routine even a mini exercise routine can help boost our mood and energy levels. Even if you have a chronic health condition that seriously impacts your ability to move or exercise there are different types of movements, stretches, and exercises out there to suit different abilities.

As someone who has suffered from a variety of mobility issues, I found gentle Qi Gong Exercises very helpful, do as much as your body feels comfortable with. Even a gentle walk, swim, yoga, and gentle stretches can help boost our energy levels and energy flow, not just through your body but your organs and brain.

 

Morning Tasks:

Focus on the tasks you find easier to do in the morning and leave the rest you find easier to do later in the day. A healthier lifestyle involves helping you create a healthy routine that works for you. When we learn to work around our body and mind’s natural rhythms we get into a much healthier natural flow in our life, work, and relationships. We have less stress, anxiety, and overwhelm, and more energy, and joy. Morning tasks are a lot easier when you have had a good night’s sleep so make sure you have a healthy bedtime routine.

 

Great Ways To Start  A Healthier Lifestyle

The great thing about all of the tips above is they don’t have to take up a lot of your time, especially when you get organised.

For example, Eileen’s 5 Minute Meditation is a great way to start the day and it takes less than 4 minutes. Once you make a batch of super juice or super smoothies you can actually freeze them for the whole week.

The more calm focused, and balanced you feel, the more energy and time you have to do those other things you want to do.

 

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Repeating the Pattern of Dysfunctional Relationships

Repeating the Pattern of Dysfunctional Relationships

Repeating The Pattern of Dysfunctional Relationships

How We Repeat the Pattern of Dysfunctional Relationships In Adulthood by Dr. Melanie Salmon

Our childhood experiences can have a significant impact on our future adult relationships, they often repeat trigger a pattern of dysfunctional relationships in adulthood. So much of our life is determined by the experiences we had as a child, especially when we were very young, under the age of seven. If our childhood was a traumatic one – neglectful or damaging in some way – subconsciously we will carry that into
adulthood.

One way we notice our past impacting our present is in the relationships we seek and the patterns of behaviour we repeat.

Early dysfunctional relationships

The very first relationship we have is with our primary caregiver – it’s usually mum, but it might be dad, a sibling, a grandparent, or a nanny – and this will ‘set the template’ for all our future relationships.

If we were unable to bond with our primary caregiver, if the relationship was full of criticism and it was emotionally, mentally, or physically destructive in some way, then we are very likely to have absorbed that behaviour – that ‘template’ – and will find ourselves repeating it in our adult relationships over and over again in almost the same way.

This is why you may find that you have very similar relationships that end in similar ways. You repeat the same mistakes yet discover you cannot do anything consciously to break the pattern.

 

Boundaries and Dysfunctional Relationship

 

Relationship boundaries

So, what is a ‘healthy relationship’ and what behaviours are not so healthy? Let’s look at boundaries in adult relationships, three common types on the spectrum.

When we speak of boundaries, the best way to understand them is by visualising the boundary surrounding a property, the fence for example. The barrier between the property and the outside world. We will use this as a metaphor for our own boundary, our energetic boundary: what sort of quality does your fence have?

Keeping our metaphor in mind, we will now look at the first common type of relationship boundary: ‘underbounded’.

 

Underbounded

If we have an underbounded fence, if we don’t have a good healthy boundary keeping the outside world out, then we are inclined to feel smothered in our relationship. Our partner will come far too quickly, far too much, into our space, thereby taking us over. We are likely to feel overwhelmed.

Underbounded boundaries will generally stem from a childhood where the primary caregiver was very fearful. For example, every time you left their sight, they would call you back and try to hold on to you. This type of early relationship creates an underbounded future for the child. A child from this start in life will be anxious and clingy, and when it is time to separate, e.g. time to attend school, there will be many problems separating from mum.

 

Overbounded

Next, we have ‘overbounded’. In simple terms, overbounded is the opposite of underbounded, meaning we were not able to get what we needed from our primary caregiver as a child. In essence, this is an absence of the primary bonding experience: skin-to-skin, eye-to-eye contact, giving an emotional closeness crucial for normal development as a baby.

This occurs in any condition creating mum to be shut off: postnatal depression, her own trauma, alcoholism, etc. The consequence is that ’we’ the child felt neglected emotionally. In this scenario, we (the child and then the adult) will build an impenetrable wall, rather than a fence, around ourselves in defense. A brick wall 20 feet high that prevents anyone else from coming in and hurting us again. All of this is an unconscious process which we are not aware of until we have difficulty connecting as adults.

 

The Pattern Of Dysfunctional Relationships In Adulthood

The pattern of dysfunctional relationships

As you will no doubt see, underbounded and overbounded are the two ends of the
spectrum: you may let everybody in, or you may let nobody in. Neither is conducive
to a healthy relationship, and both can be traced back to the relationship we had with
our initial caregiver.

Although the above is a simplified explanation – we have not covered everything in between – it serves to illustrate the impact our early relationships can have on our adult behaviour.

 

Healthy boundaries
Finally, we have a relationship with healthy boundaries. Neither underbounded nor overbounded, in this relationship we have clearly defined boundaries. We are very clear what our fence looks like, and we choose who we let in; we have the ability to refuse entry to anyone else.

Those who go into a relationship with healthy boundaries will have a very different experience to those who enter one based on childhood traumatic experiences.

 

Breaking the Pattern of Dysfunctional Relationships

So, what can be done? While we might like to, there’s little we can consciously do to break these patterns of behaviour: the relationships we seek and the boundaries we have.

 We are a product of our past. Every experience we have ever had, good or bad, is imprinted within us, crystallising as the core beliefs, or ‘truths’ we hold about who we are and how the world works. This is our conditioning, and it is ‘stored’ in our subconscious mind.

Everything that has happened to you right up to this very moment has moulded you into the person you are. In this way, our past directly influences the way we see, feel and act today. The way you behave in your relationships. What you choose to do –or not do.

 

Changing The Trauma Stories

And so, the only way to change these sorts of trauma stories is by working with the subconscious mind, as explained by pioneering epigeneticist Dr Bruce Lipton who ‘found that our DNA and genes are not the ones controlling our bodies, but that our DNA is controlled from signals that come from outside the cell, and these are signals that come from the energetic messages from our thoughts, both positive and negative.’

As trauma gets hardwired into the brain, it does not go away unless you have a technique that can access the subconscious mind and work specifically and carefully- and delicately – with the issues, like my own work QEC. That can then allow for full healing.

Changing Our Limiting Beliefs

By changing our long-held limiting beliefs and releasing ourselves from traumas of the past, we can alter our behaviour and adjust our boundaries, fundamentally changing the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Most commonly used for working with trauma, depression, grief and loss, stress, health, and relationships, you can learn more about the QEC method here.

 

Healthy Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes

Healthy Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes

Healthy Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes

Healthy Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes the whole family will love. Not just dairy-free but free from processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, gluten-free ice cream that still tastes creamy.

Most people LOVE to eat ice cream but it doesn’t always agree with them or their waistline. That is why these creamy healthy dairy-free ice cream recipes are great healthier alternatives to dairy ice cream or other unhealthy desserts. All recipes are full of natural sweetness.

My favourites are the Mango and Pina Colada Dairy-Free Ice Cream and Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream.

Coconut Dairy Free Whipped Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients of this Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipe

  1. A tin of full-fat coconut milk ( 400ml) or a block of coconut cream ( choose a good quality)
  2. Chill the full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream overnight in a refrigerator, don’t freeze.
  3. Scoop only the hard coconut cream into a food mixing bowl, leaving out any clear watery substance.
  4. Whip the full-fat coconut milk with the hand or food mixer until it forms into light peaks.
  5. Continue to whip while gradually adding 1 split and scraped vanilla bean pod
  6. Continue to whip while gradually adding natural sweeteners such as natural stevia or coconut sugar  (no more than1/2 cup,  please note liquid sweeteners such as stevia drops agave can impact texture and consistency if choose to use, use sparingly). While continuing to whip ingredients.
  7. Add a pinch of salt, while continuing to whip ingredients
  8. Whip for a minute or two put into a tub or serving bowls and put into the freezer until it reaches an ice-cream-like consistency.

Healthy Mango And Coconut Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients for the Healthy Mango and Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream

  1. A tin of full-fat coconut milk ( 400ml) or a block of coconut cream ( choose a good quality)
  2. Chill the full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream overnight in a refrigerator, don’t freeze.
  3. Scoop only the hard coconut cream into a food mixing bowl, leaving out any clear watery substance.
  4. Whip the full-fat coconut milk with the hand or food mixer until it forms into light peaks.
  5. Continue to whip while slowly adding 2 cups of previously frozen and highly blended mango.
  6. Continue to whip while gradually adding natural sweeteners such as natural or vanilla stevia or coconut sugar  (no more than 1/2 cup,  please note liquid sweeteners such as stevia drops agave can impact texture and consistency if choose to use, use sparingly). While continuing to whip ingredients.
  7. Add a pinch of salt, while continuing to whip the ingredients
  8. Whip for a minute or two put into a tub or serving bowls and put into the freezer until it reaches an ice-cream-like consistency.

Dairy-Free Pina Colada Ice Cream Recipe

This Pina Colada dairy free ice-cream has an exotic twist you can add to any dinner party dessert.

  1. A tin of full-fat coconut milk ( 400ml) or a block of coconut cream ( choose a good quality)
  2. Chill the full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream overnight in a refrigerator, don’t freeze.
  3. Scoop only the hard coconut cream into a food mixing bowl, leaving out any clear watery substance.
  4. Whip the full-fat coconut milk with the hand or food mixer until it forms into light peaks.
  5. Continue to whip while slowly adding 1/2 cup of previously frozen and highly blended mango and 1 1/2 cups of highly blended frozen pineapple.
  6. Continue to whip while gradually adding 1 split and scraped vanilla bean pod.
  7. Continue to whip while gradually adding natural sweeteners such as natural stevia or coconut sugar  (no more than 1/2 cup,  I often don’t use any sweeteners please note liquid sweeteners such as stevia drops agave can impact texture and consistency if choose to use, use sparingly). While continuing to whip ingredients.
  8. Add a pinch of salt, while continuing to whip the ingredients.
  9. Whip for a minute or two put into a tub or serving bowls and put into the freezer until it reaches an ice-cream-like consistency.

As you can see all the dairy-free ice cream ingredients above are suitable for vegans and the health-conscious.

 

These dairy-free ice cream recipes have a variety of health benefits.

Health Benefits Of Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk is rich in electrolytes, it also contains lauric acid and medium-chain triyglcericides which are said to help stimulate thermogenesis and increase insulin, which is said to regulate blood sugar levels. It also includes a variety of minerals and vitamins.

Health Benefits Of Mango

Mangoes are great for your health, especially for the immune system, Mangoes are a high source of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C, in-fact they contain over 20 different minerals and vitamins and are regarded by many as a superfood.

Health Benefits Of Pineapple

Pineapple is high in antioxidants, vitamin b’s, and c, manganese, and bromelain which have anti-inflammatory properties and can aid digestion, and is antitumorigenic, one of the reasons its consumption is recommended as an aid to help reduce symptoms of breast cancer.

I hope you enjoyed our clean-eating recipe options for ice cream.

Increase The Nutritional Benefits of This Dairy Free Ice Cream

To add a little nutritional boost to these deserts try adding some high quality nut proteins such as Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts, or Pistachios.

Benefits Of Eucalyptus Oil

Benefits Of Eucalyptus Oil

Health Benefits Of Eucalyptus Oil

Some of the main health benefits of Eucalyptus Oil in modern medicine and holistic medicine. The history of eucalyptus oil, its use in medicine, and how to use eucalyptus at home as a natural home remedy.

Eucalyptus is widely used in medicine and pharmacology, especially in the treatment of respiratory conditions, coughs, colds, and influenza. It is also used in pain relief and as an anti-inflammatory including being anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, anti-viral and antiseptic.

That is why I recommend you have eucalyptus at home in your natural medicine cabinet. Although it has to be used with certain cautions, not used on infants, eucalyptus is very versatile.

 

What Is Eucalyptus Oil?

Eucalyptus Oil comes from the Eucalyptus tree which is native to Australia and surrounding areas.  There are actually over 400 species of eucalyptus but most eucalyptus oil is extracted from the Eucalyptus Globulus tree.

The eucalyptus oil is obtained by extracting oil from the leaves through steam distillation.

When extracted the main chemical properties of Eucalyptus Globulus are ” Eucalyptol (51.62%), α-pinene (23.62%), p-cymene (10%), β-myrcene (8.74%), Terpinen-4-ol (2.74%) and γ-terpinene (2.59%) were the major compounds for E. globulus.” Chemical Composition of Essential Oils from Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus Maculuta grown in Tanzania

 

 

History Of Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil has been used in medicine for thousands of years, by the aborigines, in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine, as well as different types of European and Greek Medicine.

Eucalyptus trees first arrived in the UK as seeds in 1774. In 1778 two Doctors in Australia Dennis Codden and John White started to treat colic and different chest issues with distilled Eucalyptus Piperita. 

But it wasn’t until botanist Baron Ferdinand von Muller’s writings about different Eucalyptus species in approx 1860 did Eucalyptus start to come to the forefront first as antiseptic.

During the first World War 1, Eucalyptus was used to help put an end to a serious occurrence of meningitis in the midst of the influenza epidemic.

It would be later used in the treatment of different respiratory conditions and other ailments. And used in very tiny drops it would be used in dental products, such as toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing gum as well as cough drops and sweets.

Benefits Of Eucalyptus Oil For Health and Wellbeing

Medical Health Benefits Of Eucalyptus

Some of the medical health benefits of eucalyptus used in pharmacology, holistic and modern medicine.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use eucalyptus on infants, always use sparingly as it is highly potent, caution on sensitive skin.

Eucalyptus In Dental Products

Eucalyptus is widely used in mouthwash and toothpaste due to its reputation for fighting off infections, bacteria, and tooth decay. It also helps eliminate bad breath and alleviates symptoms of herpes simplex 1 (cold sores). Some dentists also suggest eucalyptus in mouthwash can help reduce the risk of receding gums.

Eucalyptus For Respiratory Infections

Eucalyptus is widely used in aromatherapy and medicine to help treat asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, colds, throat infections, and flu. I take these Eucalyptus Pastilles during the winter months.

In just one medical research paper we see how a herbal emulsion of eucalyptus oil can help treat influenza. “Oil-in-water emulsion formulated with eucalyptus leaves extract inhibit influenza virus binding and replication in vitro”

Another clinical study shows the Antibacterial effects of Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract on pathogenic bacteria isolated from specimens of patients with respiratory tract disorders. 

In aromatherapy, we recommend steam inhalation of eucalyptus oil for many respiratory infections, colds, flu, asthma, and bronchitis. As well as or a hot compress, see bottom of the page for instructions.

 

Eucalyptus For Pain Relief And In Treatment Of Inflammation

Eucalyptus oil has been used to reduce nerve-type pain such as neuralgiaand skin rash of shingles. One randomized clinical study demonstrated the benefits of eucalyptus inhalation on pain and inflammation. Known as a useful muscle relaxation and anti-rheumatic popular in many muscular balms, creams, and analgesics. 

Eucalyptus can be used in compresses for deep muscular pain and tension.  See below for hot compress instructions. This is a great Eucalyptus Balm For the muscles from NYR Organics.

 

Eucalyptus As An Insect Repellant

Eucalyptus has been officially registered as an insecticide and miticide, especially for the elimination of mites and ticks for over 70 years.

Clinical research in India found Eucalyptus Globulus to be a natural treatment against houseflies.

One way to use eucalyptus oil at home as an insect repellant is to diffuse essential oil through a diffuser. Another way is to add a few drops of eucalyptus to a spray bottle and use it to disinfect work surfaces, floors, and cupboards. Or add it with a few other oils such as tea-tree, thyme to spray bottle.

Eucalyptus Oil - Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil

 

The Safe And Effective Use Of Essential Oils

 

Most people underestimate the power, properties, and potency of essential oils. Even though essential oils are extracts of nature every essential oil is uniquely made up of different volatile compounds.

 

Each essential oil tends to have a long list of therapeutic properties but some also have potentially toxic and harmful properties when not used in a safe and effective way.

 

So it is important that you choose the right essential oil for your and your family’s need and use that oil in the most appropriate safe and effective way for each person. That includes checking for contraindications, safety use guidelines, and buying good high-quality essential oils. That is why I choose NYR Organics and have my own online shop.

 

WARNING: EUCALYPTUS is highly potent it should not be used on infants. Use essential oils with care, especially when applying essential oil blends on children, the elderly, those with certain health challenges or medical conditions. Always check with your doctor and a qualified aromatherapist to see if essential oils are suitable for any chronic or rare medical condition.

 

Steam Inhalation Instructions:

Recommended oils for inhalation include eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, tea-tree.

 

How To Inhale Steam

You’ll need the following materials:

  • a large basin or bowl
  • water
  • a pot or kettle
  • towel

 

Steps To Inhale Safely And Effectively

  • Boil the water.
  • Carefully pour the hot water into the bowl.
  • Then drape the towel over the back of your head.
  • Turn on a timer.
  • Close your eyes and then slowly lower your head toward the bowl until you’re about 8 to 12 inches away from the water. Be extremely careful to avoid making direct contact with the water.
  • Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose for at least two to five minutes.

 

 

Aromatherapy Diffusing

Aromatherapy diffusers are a great way to diffuse essential oils out in the home. Many essential oils diffused can help eliminate or reduce viruses, boost the immune system. They can also help produce happy hormones, help you unwind and relax. Most diffusers will come with instructions on how many drops of essential oil to use to add to water tank.

 

Hot Compress Instructions

You’ll need the following materials:

  • a small bowl
  • water
  • a pot or kettle
  • small flannel or towel

For a hot eucalyptus compress, add one drop of eucalyptus oil to a small bowl of hot water. Then dip the cotton flannel into the water and apply directly to the skin.

 

Aromatherapy Bath Instructions

The best way to add essential oils to the bath is to add the oils to a base oil that will easily disperse in the bath such as avocado, coconut oil, olive oil.

 

Adult Recommendations:

Run bathwater.

Then add 5 ml of your eucalyptus essential oil blend ( a mixture of carrier oil such as coconut oil with essential oils)

Or add 5 drops of Pure Essential Oils to bathwater.

Then thoroughly disperse in water before entering the bathwater.

Relax in the bath for a minimum of 10-15 minutes to get the full benefit.

 

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