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Organic Vegetables in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan - Thongsala map to organic shopKoh Phangan has a local organic vegetable shop in Thongsala, where you can get fresh fruits and veggies all week long. Now the shop is in danger to close because there seems not to be enough demand on healthy foods from the people living on the island!! Even though; organic fruits and vegetables are available at Organic Koh Phangan for the same price or less, as the pesticide covered veggies from large supermarket chains! Please help to support the Organic Koh Phangan shop!! Don’t let it close down! Eat well, live well and stay healthy. Don’t feed your children with unwanted chemicals and fertilizers if you have the choice to avoid it! There is still the old saying: “You are what you eat, eat well!” Our food is what makes our body and fuels our brain! We should always try to support all shop owners who make the effort to provide us with healthy food, anywhere in the world. And even if it is sometimes a bit more expensive, than supermarket foods, it’s worth it, anytime! I wouldn’t be here talking about it, if that wasn’t the truth and everybody who knows me, and knows my story can vouch for that! More Information on the Organic Koh Phangan Shop can be found on this link.

News from the Superfoods Front

Skin Cancer – One Year Later

Healthy Foods - SuperfoodsIt’s been a while since I found the time to write about myself and how I’m doing with superfoods and healthy living. I’m a successful webmaster and internet marketer and it comes with the territory that we alway have the least time to work on our own sites. I first started this blog about superfoods and information that I feel, everybody needs and is entitled to have, one year ago and I’m walking the walk since then. I don’t know if you realized, but we are living in the most fantastic time ever! Never before, in history of mankind, we had the possibility to get the worlds best superfoods delivered to our doorsteps. Neither our parents nor any of our ancestors could go the local health store and just get the world’s best food supplements for a more or less affordable price. No generation before us had ever the chance to simply order all superfoods and food supplements online! As I said, we’re living in an incredible time! We can have it all today; and who dares to say that we can’t get 150 years old if we only eat the best superfoods? Now it’s all in our hands what we do with this unique chance. All the information about superfoods is available on the internet today and so nobody can say: “I didn’t know… nobody told me..”

Who is interested in Superfoods?

Goji Berries BranchBut you know what; I found that only a fraction of the people who could actually afford to live healthy, really do live healthy! What amazes me most after talking with hundreds of people about superfoods, healthy living and longevity, is that most of them don’t seem to care much and love their burgers and french fries! Some people though, had wide open ears and adapted my raw food diet which consists mainly of delicious,  fresh organic salads made of all kinds of vegetables, organic eggs (only organic eggs or none at all), Spirulina, fresh carrot and apple juice and sometimes fresh fish.  I am not a vegan nor a strict vegetarian, I don’t eat meat and I wouldn’t even get near a chicken anymore today! If you feel you need to eat chicken, watch the movie “Food Inc”, I promise, chicken will never the the same. Many people also tell me that they don’t want to get old, being afraid of becoming helpless and dependent. but that’s not what happens; if you live healthy you will get old and vital and you will be in charge of your life. But I’m not giving in! With many people who have changed their diet after talking with me and seeing (and often tasting) how I live, I’m still in contact today and I get amazing feedback!

What is the perfect diet?

Fresh Organic WheatgrassThere is no such thing as a perfect diet, I’m afraid. A diet is individual for each person but don’t worry, you have your body as your best friend! Your body will soon tell you what the ideal diet for you is. Follow your nose and your instincts. If something doesn’t taste good when you try it the first time, give it a couple of more chances, our body is a world champion in adjusting. Things I never liked to eat taste fantastic today! I even like Spirulina. I suggest that  you try to eat raw food, if possible organic or as much organic as you can get or afford, for one month and watch your weight carefully. Raw food also contains sugar and sometimes a lot of sugar. Sweet fruits and even superfoods like amalaki / gooseberry, bananas and pineapple, but also carrots and cucumbers contain large amounts of sugars. While  these sugars are of the ‘good kind’ of sugars, not like the white sugar from the supermarket, they will still produce fat in your body. Here is where exercising kicks in! A good diet doesn’t consist of healthy food only. Other factors for a balanced health and longevity, are exercise and meditation. If your body is fit, your digesting system will work perfect and keep everything in balance. After one month you should already be able to see significant results! Your skin will look healthier, you will feel fit the whole day long and will not get tired in the afternoon anymore. You will probably find that you have been very productive in whatever it is you’re doing. After four to eight weeks on an organic superfoods diet your weight will also have leveled, and even if you loose weight in the beginning, your body will automatically find it’s ideal weight after some time.

My List of Superfoods

Finally I want to give you a list of the healthy foods and superfoods that made my meals interesting, tasty and absolutely healthy during the past year! I also want to add that my cancer has gone, I’m obviously still sticking around, and that I won’t give it a chance to come back! For me it was the yellow card in the world championship finals and we all know what a second yellow card means! Therefore I will keep up my healthy and very tasty diet, keep on doing sports like bicycling, swimming, weight lifting and running several times a week and live at least  another seventy years! It’s all about the right nutrition, antioxidants and being fit and therefore everything is possible and no one before us had the chance to try…

  • Raw Cacao
  • Spirulina
  • Turmeric
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Aloe Vera
  • Avocados
  • Cinnamon
  • Goji Berries
  • Gooseberries – Amalaki
  • Coconuts
  • Fresh Organic Wheatgrass
  • Green Tea
  • Peking Grass – Murdannia loriformis – fights cancer
  • Sauerkraut
  • Leafy Greens
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Cashew Nuts – Anti Depressant
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Ginger
  • Radish
  • Garlic
  • Red Onions
  • Green & Red Peppers and Paprika
  • And all kinds of Organic Vegetables
  • Organic Eggs
  • Fish

Koh Phangan Organic Shop

OrganiX – New Organic Shop in Koh Phangan

On June 16th 2012 the doors of the new organic shop in Ban Tai will open for the public. At noon the shop will be open and a huge opening party is planned for the evening. The program starts with the live band Asto Na Pai, the well konwn gypsy music band, followed by Dj Graham Gold and Dj PhB aka Pure Human Beat!

Organic Shop Koh Phangan ThailandThe organic shop offers mainly food supplements like Spirulina, Organic Turmeric, Stevia, Cissus, Thai Black Ginger, and many other incredible herbs and superfoods. The shop also offers two kinds of slow juicers, the Oscar and the Versaaper, the two different models of slow juicers are basically doing the same; they leave your juice alive! The juice coming from a slow juicer is far more nutritious than when it is centrifugalized in a common juicer, where a large part of the nutrients gets damaged and washed out. A slow juicer crushes and squeezes the juice out of the fruits and vegetables rather than spinning it out.

The shop also sells refreshing and super healthy drinks like Kambucha and the special fizzy Kambucha Breeze. Another super refreshing drink is Coconut Kefir! You gotta try this! It’s very very good for your digestive system and it tastes superb! Talking about digestive system; the 3 – 7 days all organic Detox Packs are another product you can find at Organix in Koh Phangan now. The do it yourself Detox Packs have been developed by Thai Organics in Koh Samui where they quickly became one of the best selling products! The same detox packs are now available in the new Organic shop in Koh Phangan.

EM Pro Biodegradable CleaningOrganiX Koh Phangan is also the sole distributer of EM-Pro products, a biodegradable product line from hair shampoo to industrial cleaners suitable for hotels and resorts who want to go green and stop polluting their own environment with chemicals which end up in the sea sooner or later. More and more hotel owners are becoming aware of the many problems caused by chemicals used in laundry machines, toilets, in the kitchen and for room cleaning. Tourists won’t come anymore once the environment is polluted, the corals are dead and the fish are gone! It’s time to go green and make a change to the better!

OrganiX is located in Ban Tai, directly on the main road after Moulin Rouge, coming from Thongsala.

Death by Doctor!

Medical Negligence – Third Highest Cause of Death

According to the Journal of the American Association, death by medical treatment is the third highest cause of death in the United States! The United States Department of Health and Human Services declared that 15,000 medic-care patients die EVERY MONTH in the US by medical treatment! Every Month! Upon these number you wanna ask yourself why nobody seems to care about this fact, why the world is not screaming out loud? Why are you still going to a doctor if you know that doing so might be more hazardous to your health than getting a stroke or diabetes? Watch this video and you will understand a lot better what’s going on in the medical world. I personally find it intriguing, how Peter Glidden uses the exact same example that I used to give to people I am talking to about superfoods and healthy living.

If you own a good car, for example a Ferrari, you wouldn’t go and fill diesel oil in the tank, just because it is cheaper; would you? So why are you doing it to your body. If your car breaks down you can go and get a new one, but you will not be able to replace your body, once you ruined it!

Only YOU can Heal Yourself!

You are what you eat and it is even more important to eat and live healthy today than it ever was. Our environment becomes all ore aggressive toward our body, the air we breathe is polluted, the water we drink is poisoned with all kind of chemicals such as florid, which is a nerve poison. The food we eat is over fatted and enriched with large amounts of iodine and other chemicals and poisons. We need our body to be strong to survive and reproduce in this harmful world. Eat well and feel well. As I mentioned in my earlier article, we never had the chance to live as healthy as we can do today. Despite all the environmental factors, we can still get organic and healthy superfoods on our dinner table everyday. It’s your choice! As more people start to live healthy as bigger demand gets and as more farmers will be willing to go green again and produce organic and healthy foods. Once you stat living healthy, you simply won’t need to visit doctor death anymore and you won’t need to support the pharmaceutical industry any longer either as they are not far behind in the charts of causing death.

Something that indicates the effect of this death by doctor syndrome very clearly are the search numbers in the internet for phrases like medical negligence lawyers, 74,000 searches per month, medical negligence attorneys, 60,500 searches per month and medical attorney with 135,000 searches per month on Google. Well, this said; watch the video and you’ll understand why we still believe in medical doctors and think of them as gods in white.

Top 5 Superfoods That Make Your Skin Sparkle

How to get a glowing skin with help of superfoods?

Curing skin problems with superfoodsYou have to nourish yourself with the most nutritious foods for glowing skin in the world, and you’ll see your skin get healthier and naturally more moisturized. The effects won’t be immediate but over time and if you use superfoods regularly you will have amazing results.

How to Get Healthy Skin with Superfoods

Superfoods are foods and supplements with a remarkably high nutrient content, some of which can be eaten just like any other foods while others are more for supplementing.

Adding any of these to your diet can give great benefits to your skin, as they nourish and help the skin get healthier from the inside out.

1. MSM

This mineral-rich food supplement, Methylsulfonylmethane, has proven to be superb for the health of the skin and whole body. It is already present in your body and in many foods, but when you supplement with it your body gets a much needed boost to create glowing, moisturized skin. It can also be used topically to help repair the skin.

2. Algae

In Japan they eat both fresh and dried Wakame algae for its health-giving, mineral-rich properties and abilities to keep the skin young and beautiful. It has also shown to be beneficial as an ingredient in skin cream, proven to increase skin elasticity and glowing tone of the skin.

3. Maca

This is especially good if you have a lot of blemishes or acne and suspect it is caused by hormonal imbalance. Maca is proven to balance the hormones if you take it consistently for a few months, and this should help clear up your skin.

4. Royal Jelly

This is a popular anti-aging supplement which is rich proteins and other nutrients that are great for the skin, and has shown to improve certain skin conditions. It can also be used topically like a face mask or in a cleansing tonic.

5. Raw Cacao

Raw cacao is very rich in health-giving minerals, fantastic if you want to get glowing skin. It is rich in the vital magnesium, vitamin C and antioxidants. Put it in a fruit smoothie or buy a delicious raw chocolate bar. Raw cacao butter can also be used topically as it is a great moisturizer.

These are all great ways for how to get glowing skin, and what most of them have in common are a high content minerals and antioxidants. More regular foods that are also super healthy are dark leafy greens, all kinds of berries and pomegranate.

Getting enough nutrition is definitely the foundation of improving your skin, but it’s not all there is. Another great way for how to get glowing skin is using a natural skin cream with proven effective ingredients like Cynergy TK and Natural vitamin E.

Article By: Ingela M. Johansson

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What’s With Superfoods?

The Best Superfoods for weight loss

Barley Field - Superfoods in Nature

Photo by: Jurema Oliveira

There is a lot of buzz about acai, the benefits of the little power packed berry and what it can do. You may have been wondering if this is all true, or if it is a great deal of hype. There is actually some truth to the excitement about acai berry- but maybe not for the reasons that most people think. Also, there are other foods, other "super foods" that you should know about so that you can bring them into your overall weight loss and nutrition plan that can help you succeed. Understanding exactly what the benefits are of these foods and why, as well as what they can actually do for you is important though. To make an informed choice you need to know the facts, and actually, in spite of some of the bad practices, there is some truth to the hype about the acai berry in regards to healthy weight loss.

Acai berry itself is a very healthy food- that much is very true. While no single food can change your physique or enhance your life, a complete and balanced diet rich in antioxidants can really boost any health and fitness program, especially weight loss geared ones. So, given the fact that acai does in fact have ten times more antioxidants than red grapes, it seems reasonable to assert that it is a good food to include in your diet. However, it is not the only such food. There are a number of foods that are classified as "super foods" and the common thread in most of these is that antioxidants, fiber or essential fatty acids. It is always best to discuss major diet changes with your doctor before you try them, however, just including a few of these foods in your daily diet is not something that is going to impact you in a negative way. On the contrary, you may find a new snack food or side dish favorite that really is as good for you as it tastes.

The next superfood we will have a look at is Barley. Rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, barley not only helps by enabling the digestive tract to be more healthy, but can in some cases reduce the risk of certain cancers. Soluble fiber is great for those on active weight loss regimens, because it does help the body to metabolize fats and carbohydrates more efficiently.

Nuts and seeds are also a commonly overlooked food- many people avoid them in weight loss plans due to the fat content, but, the benefits of the nutrients far outweigh that risk. When used in moderation, nuts and seeds are a wonderful addition to almost any dish that can power pack proteins and other heart healthy nutrients- as well as fighting the signs of aging.

On the whole, the "superfoods" are great additions to an existing well balanced diet. Most physicians do not recommend that you go on fasts or anything rash like that, so, the "Peanut diet" or exclusion diets such as that are not likely key. But add some of these superfoods to your diet and you'll see some results in your overall health.

-By: Richard Bragg, M.D.

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Organic Superfood Tips

Valuable Organic Superfood Tips

Eat organic Superfoods for better healthIf you are looking for a way to increase your vitality and longevity; then there are several options that are open to you. Some of these options entail eating the right foods so that your body can receive some vital nutrients that it needs.

Unfortunately, the modern life style of living has caused humans to adapt an unhealthy style of feeding, as unnatural and processed foods are eaten in great quantities all over the world. None of these foods that you eat such as pizza, hamburger, taco, burrito, frozen TV Dinners, fried fish, fried chicken, BBQ steak etc are equipped to give your body the elements that it needs.

Moreover, your body will also be damaged in the long term with the bombardment of these unnatural and processed foods. Although the human body is a well designed machine, due to processed foods, your body will lose its equilibrium and thus your immune system and your endocrine system will be affected to a great extent. As a result, you will end up worrying about diseases such as cancer. Hence, although the life span of humans has increased compared to 5000 years ago, the quality of health has decreased considerably.

As a result, each generation becomes weaker and weaker with various complaints and health problems. However, by eating natural and organic super foods that are specially selected; you will be able to get the trace minerals and the special anti oxidants that your body needs to maintain its health equilibrium (on its daily chemical and biological processes).

Unfortunately, the types of soil as well as the type of foods that are available today do not contain the necessary trace elements that are needed by your body. These trace elements include selenium, Germanium, Molybdenum, Platinum, Zinc, Chromium, Titanium and even silver and gold. Hence, as a result, your body will feel fatigued and will become ill due to the fact that these elements are missing from your diet.

Your best option is to consume organic and raw superfoods regularly, so that you will be able to compensate for your daily nutritional habits. Some superfoods that you can eat include Marine Phytoplankton, Peruvian Maca, Raw Cacao, Goji Berries, and even Colloidal gold and Colloidal silver. Of course, the foods that you can eat are endless as you will be able to load your body with the necessary anti oxidants and trace minerals as a result. However, the best way to consume these foods is to consume them regularly and to mix them with your daily food.

You can either buy them or consume them like smoothies or you can mix them in your juice as a tonic. In some cases, you can sprinkle them on your foods and salads for a raw and solid consumption. However, for best results, experts recommend that you eat your superfoods in raw form as much as possible for maximum benefit to your body. In addition, you should also alter your lifestyle, so that you will be able to live a more healthier life.

Article by: Paul S Fitzgerald

Learn more about the greatest selection of Superfoods on The Planet. Please visit our site at http://www.superfoodliving.com and learn about Raw Chocolate Cocao Noni, Tibetan Goji Berries, Maca, Marine Phytoplankton, Sacred Heart Chocolate, Incan Berries and more….

Acai Berry vs Pomegranate

Pomegranates and Acai Berries – Powerful Superfoods

Pomegranates - Illustration of Punica Granatum The Acai berry and pomegranates are two of the most talked about superfoods in the health food industry. Both are an amazing natural source for many important vitamins and minerals. The question is; if you can only use one or the other which is better? This article is going to pit these two superfoods against each other and help you decide which one to pick.

In The Far Corner Wearing The Red Trunks We Have The Pomegranate!

The pomegranate is a sweet and tart tasting fruit that is native to Iran and northern India. There are many stories and legends surrounding this fruit, and it has been said that Helen of Troy used pomegranates to help make her more beautiful. Those legends all have some truth behind them, because the pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits on the planet. Here are some of the main benefits you get from eating pomegranates:

  • Has a high level of antioxidants (10,500 on the ORAC Assay)
  • Is rich in vitamin C, A, E and folic acid
  • Reduces plaque in arteries and raises the levels of good cholesterol
  • Prevents enzymes from damaging cartilage
  • Fights cancer cells
  • Slows down aging

Those all sound great; now let’s take a look at how Acai stacks up

In The Near Corner Wearing The Purple Trunks We Have The Acai Berry!

Acai is a small purple berry that is native to the Amazon Rainforests. It is a staple for the native people, and has recently exploded in popularity around the world. It has an amazing flavor that is similar to a mix of chocolate and berries. Here is a look at what type of benefits you can get from Acai:

  • Has a high level of antioxidants (18,400 on the ORAC Assay)
  • Is a great source for essential fatty acids
  • Provides a boost of energy similar to coffee (without caffeine)
  • Fights cancer cells
  • Slows down aging
  • Contains high levels of fiber, amino acids, and Vitamins C, E, and B

Those are some pretty powerful benefits from a little berry, but are it enough to defeat the pomegranate?

And The Winner Is…

In a very close decision I have to give the win to the Acai berry. The determining factor is that Acai has a higher count of antioxidants (18,400 vs 10,500). Many of the benefits derived from these two fruits is based on their antioxidant power, so Acai takes that category hands down. The energy boost is very helpful for almost everyone, so that helps make it the more well-rounded superfood. The only edge pomegranates have is its ability to protect your cartilage and prevent arthritis.

-By: Carter Sinclair

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The Best 2 Natural Superfoods

Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” Hippocrates 460 – 359 BC

“Vitality and beauty are gifts from nature for those who live according to its laws.” Leonardo DeVinci

In these topics, we would like to introduce you to the sensational superfoods. Eating these super foods regularly, in general can alleviating certain health conditions and prevent some others. It also helps to overcome the shortcomings of the gene pool.

Garlic

Garlic is important SuperfoodGarlic is the natural super food healer for its natural antibiotic with antiviral, antifungal, anticoagulant and antiseptic properties. Garlic cooked is fine but it loses many of its health-giving powers. Raw garlic does most of its antibiotic and preventive medicines. Here are some of effective use of garlics for PROVEN DISEASE CURED.

*Garlic For blood fortifier. Raw garlic is said to do a super job of blood fortifying. It also helps REJUVENATE the body. Eat raw garlic and garlic supplements daily.

CAUTION: If you have a BLEEDING DISORDER, ULCER, OR TAKING ANTICOAGULANTS DO NOT TAKE GARLIC or GARLIC SUPPLEMENTS.

*Garlic For cholesterol: Eating 4 cloves of garlic a day can cut total cholesterol by 70%(Fresh or Supplement). The member of the allium family fights poor circulation.The sulfur compound in garlic keep your platelets from clumping together. It helps UNCLOG your Arteries but check with your Doctor if you are taking Blood thinning medications. Cook with both Garlic and onion to fight high blood pressure effectively. Try to take them everyday if you have high blood pressure and Cholesterol.

*Garlic to fight cold and FLU. The natural compound Allicin is released when garlic is crushed. Allicin works to fight cold, flu and other infections by breaking down into smaller chemicals called Sulfur compounds. They wake up your immune system, helping your body to get rid of toxins and

microorganisms naturally.

*Garlic for veins. Garlic helps to keep your blood from clumping or becoming too sticky, helping your blood move through your blood vessels and reduces the risk of blood clots. One clove a day should do the trick. You can also take garlic capsules.

CAUTION: Medication and Garlic could lead to uncontrolled bleeding and spell HEMORRHAGIC STROKES if it occurs in your brain. To avoid this, take caution against taking standardized garlic extract, and eating no more than one clove of garlic a day.There’s more than just garlic that can help to improve your quality of life, health,…. and Longevity. We ask you to read the complete analysis of this at Super Foods Library.

You will have the chance to learn more of other Superfoods that we will discuss later on. Please use the information wisely. If you have any doubt of any of the side effects, please consult with your doctor before using it.

ONCE AGAIN, CAUTION: If you have a BLEEDING DISORDER, ULCER, OR TAKING ANTICOAGULANTS, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE GARLIC or GARLIC SUPPLEMENTS.

GINGER

Important Superfoods - GingerThe second super food has been used for thousand of years by mankind, we will try to give you as much information as possible. Here are some ways that ginger has been used medicinally.

**Ginger for treating Migraine: Mix some powdered gingers into a glass of hot water and drink. Daily approach worked for long time migraine sufferer.

**Ginger for Nausea: For centuries, sailors have relied on ginger to keep them free of seasickness and prevent nausea when you go on board. Eat some Ginger 1/2 hour before boarding.

Before we go further, we would like to remind you of cautions of using Super food Ginger. While Ginger can help to strengthen anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin and ticlopidine by helping your blood get less sticky but ginger raises the odd of bleeding.

**Ginger for eye disorders: Taking Ginger will increase blood circulation so that more nutrition can reach your eye.

**Ginger for heart disease: Ginger helps to lower cholesterol levels, elevated blood pressure and prevent blood clots in the arterial walls when taken with vitamin E. It also helps to stimulate and revitalize the heart muscle and strengthen the peripherals circulation.

**Ginger for hypoglycemia: Ginger helps to Balance Blood Sugar. Please note that hypoglycemia people generally need to eat frequently, small meals to provide the body with steady supply of food that easily and slowly converts to glucose.

**Ginger for Motion Sickness: The key to ginger’s effectiveness appears to stem from the oils it contain. Gingerols and shogaols. These oils calm the intestinal tract and slowly depresses the central nervous system.

** Ginger for arthritis: Traditionally used as an Ayurvedic herb, it is capable of relieving pain caused by arthritis joints.

** GINGER for Cancer: Ginger will alleviate nausea associated with chemotherapy. It can be taken as tea.

Above are only some of Ginger’s uses to treat diseases. There are many more effectivenesses of ginger, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cholesterol, Cold, Depression, digestive disorders,……….We urge you to read more information from the link below:

-By: Kyle J Norton

http://amazingsuperfood.blogspot.com/

Superfoods For Health

What are Superfoods? Superfoods are whole foods. Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed or are only minimally processed in a way that none or little of the nutrition has been altered or destroyed. Canned foods for example, are processed foods. Cooked foods are also processed foods and therefore less healthy than raw foods.

Superfoods are not necessarily some exotic fruits. Apples have been proven to be potent weapons against cancer, heart disease, asthma, and type 2 diabetes but other fruits and vegetables have some remarkable health benefits as well. Or strawberries and raspberries for instance; they contain a compound called ellagic acid, one of the best cancer fighters nature ever created. When you’re eating these fruits the ellagic acid enters the bloodstream and will help to destroy cancer cells on contact.

Other “Superfoods” which can improve your health, boost your immune system to a healthy level and take care of anti aging are:

  • Beans such as pinto beans, black beans and lentils are another series of foods to lower cholesterol, combat heart disease, stabilize blood sugar, reduce obesity, relieve constipation and lessen the risk of cancer.
  • Blueberries are a small but mighty nutritional force. They combine more powerful antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetables. Although they have many health benefits, the one thing they are known for most is the ability to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Broccoli is a great cancer fighter and very beneficial in many other ways as well.
  • Avocados are believed to help lower cholesterol and they are rich in magnesium (an essential nutrient for healthy bones)
  • Dark chocolate may come as a real surprise to most, as being one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It’s a source of phytonutrients which act as an antioxidant that helps protect our DNA and inhibits the growth of unwanted blood vessels. Make sure you buy the right kind of dark chocolate, one that isn’t as processed and has a high cacao content. Raw cacao beans or nibs are even better since the chocolate needs to be heated up.
  • Garlic and onions are great cancer fighting foods
  • Honey is beneficial in maintaining optimal blood-sugar levels. Honey should be consumed as is, fresh from the spoon. adding honey to your tea will destroy most of it’s benefits.
  • Kiwi is an antioxidant all-star. It offers an unusual array of health-promoting substances. One very important thing it does is it promotes heart health by helping to lower triglycerides levels and reducing platelet hyperactivity.

Other superfoods that display great health promoting properties are – oranges, pomegranates, pumpkins, wild salmon, soy, spinach, tea, tomatoes, turkey (skinless breast), walnuts, and low-fat or nonfat yogurt.

I’m not a doctor or nutrition authority, I have become very well-informed about nutrition and healthy eating habits in the last nine years. My Mother died of cancer at age 68, she never got to see her grandson. I made the decision I would feed my family real food as often as possible. We aren’t perfect so I can’t say I’m a total health nut, but I do the best I can.

Today, I’m cautious about the food we eat. I do a lot of research on the Internet, subscribe to several newsletters about alternative health issues.

I suggest that you educate yourself and your family about your health. If your doctor practices conventional medicine and is prescribing prescription drugs, scrutinize his decisions. Have a serious talk with him about nutrition and preventative care. If you don’t get the answers you want, get a second opinion, preferably from a naturopathic doctor. No one said it would be easy, I know that and while we do try to eat right, we are not prefect and our food today is far from being perfect so we will have to take some daily food supplements like vitamin C or Omega3 rich fish oil pills.

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