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Spice things up tonight

Spices are one of nature’s and God’s great gifts to mankind. Otherwise known as herbs, these medicinal plants offer amazing healing benefits. Whether fresh or dried, they help fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and aging and boost your heart, immune system, metabolism, and brain power. Basically, they keep you looking and feeling young, healthy and sharp. You can get their benefits topically in the form of essential oils, or you can use them to add that special something to your dinner. Listing all the different types of herbs and their uses and benefits would fill a book, and indeed there are many on the subject. Here are a few of the spices I use most frequently, along with a few of the great things they do (click on the source to read more in-depth).

Rosemary — Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-fungal and anti-septic; rich source of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium. (Source: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/rosemary-herb.html)

Oregano — Anti-parasitical and anti-fungal, effective Candida treatment (it also only kills the harmful fungi, without affecting the natural intestinal flora);  treatments of gastrointestinal problems, headaches, respiratory illnesses and certain menstrual irregularities; rich in antioxidants. (Source: http://www.oreganobenefits.net/)

Basil — Exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin A, cryptoxanthin, lutein andzea-xanthin. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease process; Zeaxanthin, a yellow flavonoid carotenoid compound, is selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea where it found to filter harmful UV rays from reaching retina and help to protect from age related macular disease (AMRD), especially in the elderly; Vitamin A is known to have antioxidant properties and is essential for vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and to help body protect from lung and oral cavity cancers; Vitamin K in basil is essential for many coagulant factors in the blood and plays vital role in the bone strengthening function by helping mineralization process in the bones. (Source: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/basil-herb.html)

Parsley — Anti-cancer properties; antioxidant; boosts immune system; anti-inflammatory; vitamins C, A and K; promotes healthy heart. (Source: http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/6-health-benefits-of-parsley.html)

Cinnamon — Treats colds, indigestion, headaces and cramps and also believed to improve energy, vitality and circulation; lowers bad cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar; anti-fungal; fights leukemia; relieves arthritis; anti-clotting properties; boosts memory and cognitive function. (Source: http://www.organicauthority.com/health/11-health-benefits-of-cinnamon.html)

I like to sprinkle rosemary on chopped yukon gold potatoes. I add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika and bake in the oven until crispy. Great with ketchup and a healthy alternative to french fries. Oregano is good in meat sauce and on pizza, while basil is a must-have on pasta and caprese salad. My grandma always said, you can never have too much basil. Ah, basil, how I love you. Fresh or dried, I pile it on. It is so fragrant and enticing. Parsley is good on fish with some fresh-squeezed lemon juice. I also put it on my organic macaroni and cheese! Cinnamon is good in apple sauce and I ALWAYS put it in my coffee (along with raw sugar, almond milk and raw cocoa powder).

But there are so many more delectable options, each full of their unique tasty zing (especially if locally grown — try to cultivate your own!) and medicinal magic. Click here to read about more spices and their benefits (like garlic, sage and curry) and here and here to learn about what foods to pair them with.

Easy ways to detox

Exercise, sweating, juicing, and soaking up sunlight are all purifying activities. Some other easy ways to detox are to bathe with Epsom salts and to drink lemon water.

Benefits of Epsom salts:

  • Flushes out toxins and heavy metals
  • Eases stress and constipation
  • Promotes good sleep and glowing skin
  • Reduce inflammation and migraines

And many more.

Benefits of lemon water:

  • Stimulates, cleanses and strengthens the liver
  • Cleans the blood
  • Clears the complexion
  • Reduces phlegm in body, alleviating asthma and allergies
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Builds healthy brain and nerve cells due to magnesium content
  • Kills bacteria, parasites and pathogens
  • Flushes out toxins and fat
  • Aids in digestion
  • Dissolves gallstones and kidney stones

And many more.

Grapefruit, asparagus, broccoli and sweet potatoes are  cleansing foods which help neutralize free radicals. It is also interesting to note that Epsom salts, lemon, grapefruit and sweet potatoes all contain high levels of magnesium. It is estimated that around 80 percent of the population in North America is deficient in this mineral, partly due to soil depletion. Magnesium combats stress, promotes relaxation and is vital  for proper artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function. Wow. Sounds like we all could use more of it!

These simple ways to detox will make you immediately look and feel better. Over time, they can prevent countless chronic degenerative disease.

The cancer conspiracy

I realize this title, to the vast majority of the world, sounds completely crazy. But I am going to post it anyways, because I believe the information may help someone. I believe cancer can be healed, through detoxing the body (sunlight, infrared saunas, positive thoughts, music, exercising) and flooding it with pure nutrition (organic fruit and vegetable juicing).

And while the order of the day is, invariably, chemotherapy, powerful pills and radiation, consider that there is another way. A way that doesn’t kill the good cells as well as the bad, that heals the whole person and returns them to a state of wellness from the inside out. Watch The Gersen Miracle on Netflix for more information.

Unfortunately, many people are, in effect, brainwashed by advertising, media and spin. They are encouraged to buy anything and everything with a pink ribbon on it, to donate money and to participate in walks for the cure. Where is this money going? To fund large salaries and pharmaceutical companies, more drug research, the western medical establishment; which, I believe, is somewhat profit-motivated and self-serving. If they actually found a ‘cure,’ the money would stop.

And let it be noted, that most of these foundations’ sites and campaigns do little to talk about real ways to prevent cancer. These real facts are hard to find and little known. For example, anti-perspirant clogs pores, blocks up lymph nodes and can lead to breast cancer. But put a pink ribbon on it and you are doing your part. Stephen Colbert has blasted Susan G. Komen for the Cure when they went so far as to partner up with KFC and try to sell pink buckets of fried chicken. Their Yoplait yogurt (as in, corn syrup and artificial sweetener crap) partnership is also laughable.

Pure whole foods and an unpolluted environment are the most important factors in preventing/healing cancer; not giving your hard-earned cash and walking in a local 5k with your pink t-shirt on. Interestingly, the U.S. has one of the highest incidences of certain types of cancer in the world, largely due to the quality of food, air and water and the lack of physical activity. The fact is that genetically linked incidents are very rare.

I am also noticing the mainstream media pushing more and more for people to accept cancer as normal and even cool. We have the TV series “The Big ‘C'”,the big-budget film 50/50, the Lifetime movie Five.

I’m sure many people involved in all of these productions, campaigns and even in the so-called treatments have good intentions. I’m not sure where the conspiracy originates, who knows the real truth, who is trying to hide it, etc.

What I do know is that most people don’t know. That matters of life and death are increasingly out of their control.