Friday, February 5, 2010

Benefit from the Healing Properties of Bentonite Clay

Benefit from the Healing Properties of Bentonite Clay
The healing bentonite clay derived from the montmorillonite family is a volcanic ash that has fallen into prehistoric bodies of water. As these bodies of water evaporate they leave behind a bed of mineral rich bentonite clay. Some of these clays can contain as many as 50 plus natural trace minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and silica, all of which are essential to human health. For thousands of years a variety of ancient cultures have carried around a ball of clay with them in their packs. Often times they would dissolve this ball of clay in water and ingest it with their meals as a means of healing an array of stomach ailments such as dysentery and bacterial food infections. Bentonite clay has also been used to help alleviate diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomachaches, acid indigestion, acid reflux, and many other digestive problems. Bentonite clay truly has many healing properties for us to benefit from and is best known for removing toxins.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Health Benefits Of Celery: An Ancient Healing Food

Celery has a long history of use and is truly an ancient healing food. At first glance celery may seem rather unimpressive, but the more you look into its background and medicinal uses the more you realize that we must have been misinformed on the usefulness of this plant. Traditionally celery, or Apium Graveolens, was used to treat an array of ailments and was very bitter in taste. It is believed to have originated from the Mediterranean basin, and has been harvested since about 850 B.C. Its medicinal properties are believed to be from its volatile oils which are found in all parts of the plant, but seem to be concentrated in its seeds. Ayurvedic physicians used celery to treat colds, flu, water retention, poor digestion, arthritis, liver, and spleen ailments.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How To Quit Smoking Naturally

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States there are over 400,000 deaths that are thought to be related to tobacco use. That is a little less than a person a minute, and around 1,100 people daily that die due to a tobacco related death. Many people as of recent are now becoming concerned with their smoking habits, and are seeking help on how to quit smoking, including those with an interest in the alternative health field. So let's take a look on how to go about quitting naturally.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Eggshells Are A Bio-Available Source Of Calcium

Americans Are Big On Calcium Supplements

Americans are big on calcium. In fact, the number one supplement sold in America is calcium. What is not well known is that most Americans are also unknowingly buying and throwing away a bio-available form calcium supplement almost every day. If only they knew that eggshells can be used as a good source of bio-available calcium.

According to Dutch research eggshells have a very positive effect on bone density when combined with other minerals such as magnesium and zinc along with vitamin D according to a double blind placebo study. This information is corroborated by a Japanese study by the Japan Women's University. The Japanese study was done on a combination of eggshell calcium and vitamin D3, which was conducted on animals that were shown to have osteoporosis. The study concluded that the combination was able to raise bone density levels without significantly raising blood calcium levels.

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