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Balancing + Detoxifying Hot Spiced Turmeric Milk

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Live Longer with These Top Immortality Herbs and Spices

Photo credit: bigstock.com<p>Everyone is looking for the “fountain of youth,” a means of looking younger, being healthier, and living longer. Perhaps we …

They Call It, "The Remedy For Everything But Death"

This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells within …

Are the 2014 San Francisco Giants Closer to 2012 Champs or 2013 Chumps?

The San Francisco Giants have had quite the ride the past two seasons by the Bay.<p>The 2012 campaign ended with the ultimate triumph. Closer Sergio Romo painted a pitch on the outside corner to freeze Miguel Cabrera in the bottom of the 10th inning in Detroit, before catcher Buster Posey delivered …

THYROID TONIC Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 THYROID HEALTH- The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located near the base of the neck. - Controls how well we sleep - Regulates heart rate, breathing and body temperature. - Affects the ability of a woman to become pregnant - Relates to how our skin looks and how fast our hair grows - Relates to metabolism If we have an under-active thyroid, we will have slow metabolism and therefore gain weight easily. If our thyroid is over-active, we will have fast metabolism and become too thin. When we lack minerals and nutrients, the thyroid has trouble making its hormones. Our thyroid needs iodine, selenium, zinc, iron and copper to function properly, as well as antioxidants, B vitamins and appropriate levels of Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Here are some foods that support the thyroid: - Superfoods like maca, spirulina, goji berries and blue green algae are helpful for thyroid imbalances. Spirulina, goji berries and blue green algae contain B vitamins. - Brazilnuts contain selenium, which helps regulate thyroid hormone synthesis and metabolism. - Coconut oil and coconut butter stimulate the thyroid and support proper thyroid function. - Kelp has the crucial trace element for thyroid function: iodine. Our thyroid can stop functioning well just because of an iodine deficiency. If you are iodine deficient, taking at least 2 tablespoons of kelp per day can help. You can add it to your salad and mix it with a bit of sea salt. When we don't have enough healthy iodine in our body; iodine-131 (a vaporous gas) is breathed in and it gets into our thyroid and other glands. Iodine-131 is not healthy and it doesn't leave our body. That's why we need to make sure that we have enough of the healthy iodine. Exposure to bromines depletes our body’s iodine. Bromines can be found in pesticides, plastics, sodas (BVOs = Brominated vegetable oils), flour (potassium bromate), and personal care products, so it’s better to use chemical-free ones. - Cranberries also contain iodine. You can juice them with an apple and lemon. - Radishes. According to Dr. Mercola, radishes contain a sulphur compound that is a regulator of calcitonin and thyroxin. When we have enough of this sulphur compound the thyroid is less apt to over-produce or under-produce these hormones. You can juice radishes with cucumber, carrots and lemon. Radishes contain goitrogens. Some doctors recommend not using them when someone has hypothyroidism so it really depends on our individual needs and beliefs around food. - Green Vegetables are rich in Vitamin A. These include Swiss chard, collard greens, and dandelions. Avoid raw cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, turnips and Brussels sprouts because they contain goitrogens that interfere with iodine uptake; other foods that contain goitrogens are millet, and coffee. Maca is a cruciferous vegetable as well, but it has a balancing effect on the endocrine system and supports the thyroid. Source article: www.tinyurl.com/ckl2z2s Source: Salome Torres From: Dave Sommers

Clean Detox Plan: Breakfast Shakes

Your Video is Loading<p>Oz-Approved 10 Detox Foods, Pt 3 (4:53)<p><b>B</b><b>e</b><b>r</b><b>r</b><b>ie</b><b>s + Greens Shakes</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc.)<br>1 …

Spice Up with Asian Spices • Just One Cookbook

I have virtually met many wonderful readers and bloggers since I started blogging two and half years ago. Some of them became my lifelong friends, …

11 Super Herbs and Spices for Your Health

There’s a reason explorers traveled thousands of miles and crossed oceans for herbs and spices. Besides making cuisine more delectable, they’ve been long used to promote health and cure disease.<p>We’ve already covered the super foods you should consider, so this time we’ll take a look at the herbs …