Category: Herbs & Health

Choosing a good Magnesium supplement

My husband and I have been taking magnesium supplements. For years I have been  taking Jigsaw Magnesium and it has really helped with my benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (which I first got doing the stupid zip line in Costa Rica — I hate heights.) I stopped taking calcium supplements and switched to magnesium and I seldom get the dizziness now. This year I started buying a magnesium taurate because research showed it relieved arrhythmia (something my husband was getting, and which I had many years ago as a young mom with mitral valve prolapse.) Well, I just read that...

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Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is not a form of starvation but a way for you to time your meals to maximize your body’s ability to burn fat. Embed this infographic on your site to serve as a guide for you to create a healthy eating plan, and reap the many benefits of fasting done the right way. Use the embed code to share it on your website or visit our infographic page for the high-res version. Other sources: Intermittent...

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The meaning of hot drinks

I’ve often wondered about the revelation that says hot drinks are not for the body or belly. Joseph Smith gave us the word of wisdom  — “To be sent by greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days—” (D&C 89) And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly. It’s quite possible that Joseph received this counsel to mean “HOT drinks” — not the type of hot drink, but the temperature of the...

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Is brewers yeast good for you?

When I was 17,  I got the kissing disease — mononucleosis — and I couldn’t seem to get better. I was in my senior year of high school, secretary of the Student Body, and I developed a sore throat that was larger than life. I couldn’t turn my neck without pain. I even took my stupid college entrance exams while sick. I stayed out of school for a semester and spent a lot of time on the couch in front of the TV. In 1972, ee didn’t have much to choose from on daytime television and I soon became...

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Do not anticipate trouble or worry

This is a tough lesson. It seems so simple. But when you’re worried about something, it’s often hard to get out of that vortex. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” Benjamin Franklin I don’t know what I like best about this Benjamin Franklin quote. Maybe I just identify with all the words– trouble, worry, happen, sunlight.  Maybe I just know that I am guilty. I have been known to worry too much. I anticipate trouble sometimes. Given a situation, my mind can run amuck, thinking of all the possible problems...

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Prevent osteoporosis naturally

I decided I wasn’t going to take hormone replacement therapy — HRT. I was going to go au natural. Just head into the wind — the hot wind of being a mature woman, now past my child-bearing years. Notice I don’t say menopause, it’s such a negative word. I read that Phytoestrogens may reduce and prevent the incidence of osteoporosis. This is good news if you don’t want to take drugs such as hormones. You need strong bones, but unfortunately, as you age there is a tendency for bones to become fragile — you actually lose bone. That’s called...

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Heart healthy chocolate

Chocolate melts my heart, makes me feel good and keeps my heart healthy. Chocolate has health benefits, especially chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa solids — the dark chocolate. It’s a good antioxidant, like grapes and wine, so it helps with all those free radicals that can damage cells.Not only that, but the cocoa butter is better for you than regular butter (another of my favorites). Cocoa butter has two fats that are considered healthy fats. They are stearic acid and oleic acid. Stearic converts to oleic acid in your liver. This is good because oleic acid is a “good”...

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Herbs to Increase Energy

We live in an age when we get things instantly. We access the Internet for quick answers, we text friends and family as a thought occurs. If we are feeling low in energy, we might grab a Coke or an Energy drink, or a candy bar. I get it, and I’m guilty of looking for a quick pick-me-up. However, there are some better alternatives. Good old mother earth has produced herbs with qualities that will improve your ability to handle stress. They’re called adaptogens.  And when you take these herbs, they help your body adapt to physical and mental...

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The Hot Zone Ebola Virus

All of my kids have read the book about the first outbreak of Ebola in 1976, called The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus. If your kids are high school age, get them this book and of course, read it yourself. There’s plenty of information about Ebola in the news with the 2014 Ebola outbreak, but this book, The Hot Zone(links to my affiliate account with Amazon)will help you understand what this virus can do and why you need to know more about it. One of the best things about homeschooling your...

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Benefits of a three day fast

A three-day fast is my favorite. And now, researchers have found that a three-day fast reboots your immune system. I love this. I know, I know, fasting is supposed  to bring your closer to God, or help you have greater spiritual strength.  Or just demonstrate to God that you are seriously seeking Him (because sometimes I only feel tired and not so spiritual). By-the-way, I always fast with water — it’s ok, Pres. Heber J. Grant said so. But we are physical beings as well as spiritual beings (D&C 89). And they are intertwined. When you fast for three...

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Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is superior to any of the store-bought products. And it’s easy to make. The only trick, is to remember to check on it when it’s in the oven. I’ve burned my granola, because I became distracted with some other project. Like while writing this post, I got side-tracked reading about the history of granola, which is littered with stories of graham crackers, “granula”, and that awful cereal called Grape Nuts. It all began as a health food — but mostly to reduce your sexual impulses. Yea. I read that. And Snopes says it’s true. The history of granola...

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Amy Cuddy’s body language

At first I felt a little silly doing this, but it really works. I got the idea from a legitimate study and TED talk. Harvard Professor, Amy Cuddy shares her research that shows “your body language shapes who you are” — take a pose for only 2 minutes and change your life for the better. It actually affects two hormones — when you take one of these poses, your cortisol level (the stress hormone) goes down, and your testosterone level goes up. All this without drugs, and in minutes. Guess what? Our minds change our bodies. So I tried...

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Golden flaxseed vs brown flaxseed

What are the differences between golden flaxseed and brown flaxseed? While some suppliers may say one is better than the other, they are actually about the same in nutiritonal benefits. Flaxseed is an ancient grain — it was cultivated in Babylon 5,000 years ago, but we’re seeing a resurgence in it’s popularity. Whether you choose golden or brown, both flaxseed varieties have similar nutritional content. Be wary of suppliers touting one over the other. Here’s a comparison of the two. Brown Flaxseed Canada is the world’s largest grower of flaxseed and they produce the familiar brown flaxseed. According to...

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The difference between gelatin and pectin

Although pectin and gelatin are both used to thicken, gel, or stabilize foods and other products, they are very different. Pectin comes from fruit, and gelatin from animals. After I read about how gelatin is made, I kind of got grossed out. Especially if you watch how it’s made. So, yea, gelatin is a substance derived from animal bones and skin. Pectin is a carbohydrate found in ripe fruits. They are made commercially, but you can also make them yourself. Gelatin Gelatin is a protein substance that comes from the collagen in cow bones, cow hides, pig bones, pig hides and...

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The health benefits of Zingiberaceae

Zingiberaceae are flowering perennial herbs that belong to the ginger family of about 1,000 species. The roots, or rhizomes, run along the ground horizontally, even in the air, similar to orchids. The zingiberaceae flowers even resemble orchids. Some species are used to make perfumes and some species of this plant provide us with spices. Depending on the species, the rhizomes, bulbs, or seeds are used. The rhizome of the zingiberaceae speicies, Curcuma longa, is dried to make the spice turmeric. Cardamom seeds come from the species Elettaria cardamomum. Ginger root is the bulbous root of the species Zingiber officials. The...

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