Thursday, March 22, 2018

Daily Inspiration

The Nutritional And Medicinal Uses Of Moringa Oleifera

Placed side-by-side with its more colorful counterparts, Moringa oleiferatree (also known as the moringa tree) doesn’t elicit oohs and aahs. The leaves are small, the trunk is ordinary.
The sturdy tree grows is ubiquitous in tropical countries, and withstands harsh weather conditions like drought and frost.
But don’t let looks deceive you. The moringa might as well be tagged as the Miracle Tree because its health benefits are wide-ranging.
A review of the nutrients found in moringa and its uses in medicine showed that the lowly plant deserves more credit than ever. The study, funded by the Beijing Academy of Food Sciences, showed that no part of the moringa is wasted when it comes to health.

It’s good nutrition

The study found that those tiny leaves are small but terrible. They’re packed with calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron, and copper.
Moringa also contains beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A which could help the elderly strengthen their lungs.
It also has forms of vitamin B like folic acid, pyridoxine, and nicotinic acid, and vitamins C, D and E. Moringa can prevent disease because of it phytochemicals, like tannins, sterols, terpenoids, flavonoids, saponins, anthraquinones,  and alkaloids.
It reduces sugar and is rich in anti-cancer agents like glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, glycoside compounds and glycerol-1-9-octadecanoate.
That’s not all. Moringa leaves can help reduce obesity since it has a low-calorie value. The fibrous pods treat digestive problems and can even thwart colon cancer. (Related: 5 foods and spices to keep your immune system strong when fighting cancer.) (MORE)

Source: Natural News

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Daily Inspiration

6 Common Myths About Meditation You Need to Stop Believing

Lotus pose makes your legs hurt? That's ok.

Meditation has been hailed as a way to boost mental health, help chronic pain, reduce stress and build a new appreciation for the world around us.
But even with all this interest, misconceptions about what this ancient practice can do for human health and well-being are still circulating.
1. Myth: There is only one type of meditation
Only some meditations involve sitting quietly with legs crossed. Qi Gong and Tai Chi, for example, focus on meditative movement. This combines a relaxed but alert state of mind with slow movements and gentle breathing.
Others, like Tibetan Buddhist meditation involve visualisations and/or mantras. There is also "thinking meditation" where one reflects on topics such as impermanence, while staying relaxed yet focused and reflective.
Many types also encourage bringing meditation into ordinary daily activities – such as mindful dish washing involving paying attention to the sensations of the water and hand movements.
Similarly, there is eating meditation, where one expresses gratitude for the food and wishes for others less fortunate.
2. Myth: It's all about being still and quiet
Stable non-reactive attention is developed in all meditation types, but it is particularly targeted in mindfulness practices. Other meditation types cultivate qualities such as compassion, generosity or forgiveness. (MORE)

Source: Science Alert

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Health Alert

Health Alert: Recent 20 year study shows that using typical cleaning products in our household causes lung damage similar to smoking a pack of cigarettes per day.
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Daily Inspiration

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Increased Risk Of Anemia, Concludes New Study On School Children

f course you want strong bones, a reduced risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis. An upbeat mood and healthier lungs are just as great.
Enter vitamin D, one of your best bets in achieving overall wellness. But there’s a hitch. Getting vitamin D is no walk in the park.

A study of 937 children whose ages ranged from nine to 12 pointed to low vitamin D supply as one of the reasons why school children in Iran were thrice as likely to suffer from anemia compared to their healthier counterparts. The study found that low vitamin D levels were seen in 96.8 percent of the children, compared to 91.5 percent in the non-anemic group. This made the Iranian researchers conclude that vitamin D plays a role in the formation of iron in the body. This is essential in carrying oxygen in the blood and in keeping our organs healthy.

The study involved children in 60 primary schools in Iran. Its accuracy was tested through various medical examinations and blood sampling methods.

The Iranian study reinforces an earlier one made in 2013 at the John Hopkins Children’s Center. Results showed that blood samples of children with low hemoglobin content also exhibited vitamin D insufficiency. The highest anemia risk was seen in cases of mild vitamin D deficiency.

Another proof that low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk for anemia is the observation that milk fortified with vitamin D eliminated the incidence of anemia entirely. (MORE)

Source: Natural News

Daycare Founder Convicted Of Drugging Little Children, But Parents And Teachers Do Much The Same Thing With ADHD Drugs

An Oregon woman who was caught running an unlicensed daycare center has been sentenced to 21 years and four months in prison for reportedly giving the children in her care melatonin, a hormone supplement that induces sleep, while she skipped off to go tanning and take Cross Fit workout classes.

According to The Oregonian, 32-year-old January Neatherlin plead guilty to “11 counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and one count of third-degree assault” after being exposed for her crimes, which involved operating a fake daycare center known as “Little Giggles” that was little more than a front operation for her self-centered escapades.

After being tipped off by a former boyfriend and a former roommate, police in Bend began to surveil Neatherlin to see what she did during daycare hours. One on occasion, they reportedly observed her leaving the house twice while she was supposed to be watching seven children. The first trip involved taking the kids to school; but the second involved making them fall asleep while she went and bronzed at a local Tan Republic.

Neatherlin apparently told the parents of her daycare children that they could not come to pick up their children between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. because these were “nap time” hours. But official police records show that Neatherlin was either at Tan Republic turning herself brown or at a local Cross Fit gym pumping iron and doing burpees.
At least one of the daycare children also suffered injuries at one point after Neatherlin reportedly gave the child a bottle of milk that was too hot. The child was taken to a hospital in Portland after suffering multiple head injuries.

After being arrested back in March, Neatherlin even tried to approach her fellow inmates to ask them to claim that they had worked for her. She also wrote letters to former inmates asking them for bail money and promising to pay them back from offshore accounts worth “a lot of money.” (MORE)

Source: Natural News

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Daily Inspiration

11 Realistic Methods of Stress Management

When you are feeling stressed out, these 11 stress managing tips can be used to make every day a stress-free one.

Un-Junk Your Diet (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014) by Desiree Nielsen inspires readers to live a healthier life, offering tips from grocery shopping to using your diet to fight inflammation. Nielson approaches the subject with an engaging sense of humor that will motivate readers to work hard for a better diet. The following excerpt are her favorite tips for stress management.
The only person without stress in his or her life is resting in a pine box! While certain stressors can be minimized with conscious life choices, effective stress management is truly the path forward to better physical and mental health. I am not an expert in stress management, so what I share is through my own experiences. I lead a fairly high-paced life with career, travel, and family; however, the amount of stress and my ability to manage it has ranged anywhere from cakewalk to five-alarm fire. The following is a list of stress management techniques that have worked for me at different times in my life and in response to varying stressors.
1. Spend time outside. If you live close to something beautiful—a beach, park, mountains, gardens—go there. Leave the phone and the kids at home. Take something to sip, and just sit and be in nature. Fifteen minutes is great, but the more time you can spend, the better. (MORE)
Source:  Mother Earth News