Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Okay so a while back I wrote a blog on Turmeric Tea. You can find it here: http://nutrivize.com/blog/mens-health/turmeric-tea-the-wonder-drink/
Don’t know why it’s under “mens-health” as a category… but don’t judge it! Turmeric Tea is for everyone!
I used it for all the health benefits but secretly I was hoping it would help me with my gastrointestianal problems. You know the aching, bloating, nothing sexy about those abs problems. I used the tea with little results. Then I was like,”waaattttt?!”. You have to drink it activated? OH
So I looked up activated turmeric and learned something very important. That you must blend it with black pepper and coconut oil or Ghee. Not being a fan of animal products, I chose coconut oil. And coconut oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. So yes, coconut oil! They call it Golden Milk.
Within a few drinks/days, my stomach was so much better. I had die off (Herx) affect but that only told me that it was working. The problem is that drinking Golden Milk was adding a lot of calories to my daily intake, my teeth were turning yellow and my tongue was always orange.
I mean I was kissable! YUK
So while driving, where all my uh huh moments happen as opposed to when I am trying to meditate, I thought wow…. what if I put the paste and the oil in a capsule? Then just take them each morning? Rightttttt?
Right! NO.. you can’t get paste in a capsule! Trust me it can’t be done… So I decided to use the powered version of my ingredients. Did you know that coconut oil can be made into a powder? Bingo! I made the powered version of Golden Milk horray! Back to my sexy self and mouth!
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
An ear infection can occur when a virus or bacteria develops in the middle ear. The ear is responsible for allowing sound to travel into the ear drum and into other parts of the ear so the brain can decipher sound waves and ‘hear’ sounds. An infection can create a problem with this process and make a person quite miserable! This can be more common among children than adults and can occur depending on the health and vulnerability of a person. Different risk factors can influence a person’s susceptibility to developing an ear infection:
Upper respiratory infections
Allergies to food
Seasonal or environmental allergies
Deficiencies with nutrition
Fetal alcohol syndrome
A person that is suffering from an ear infection may exhibit certain signs or symptoms. They may have one or many that show up:
Pain (in the ear)
Fever, vomiting or diarrhea
Fluids coming from the ear canal
Does not respond to sound or difficulty hearing
Tugging the ear
If an ear infection remains unresolved or untreated, serious damage can occur. Some people may choose home remedies to alleviate the pain and problem, though if the infection continues to remain persistent and painful a physician should be seen.
-Rice or Salt – Heat a fabric satchel of salt (1 cup) and lay it over the infected ear for up to 10 minutes. This can be repeated as many times as desired through the day. This works to draw out fluids and help minimize pain and swelling.
-Basil – used for earaches and to minimize infections. Crush leaves to get juice and use basil juice on infected ear topically.
-Garlic – Naturally antimicrobial, garlic cloves can be cooked in sesame/mustard oil until black. The oil can be used (not boiling hot) as ear drops. Also eating 3 cloves daily can help to heal quicker.
-Apple Cider Vinegar – This can reduce the fungus associated with an ear infection. Combine 1 part vinegar to 1 part alcohol/water and soak cotton ball, plugging it in ear as a plug for 5 minutes. Drain any fluid out of ear when done. (gargling the vinegar can also help)
-Mango leaf – smash leaves to get juice and drop into ear once warmed.
-Mustard or Olive oil – Warm olive oil dropped into the ear can help clear wax or buildup that may have led to the infection.
-Tea Tree oil – Mix 3 drops with a tsp of colloidal silver, tsp of apple cider vinegar, 2 tbs olive oil and heat. Fill ear with combination for five minutes, drain out.
-Breast milk – antibodies can speed up healing time. Place a few drops of milk directly into the ear.
-Onion – microwave chopped onion for up to 2 minutes then strain juice once cooled. Drop 2-3 drops of juice into ear and leave, and then drain out.
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
The human body is host to millions of bacteria, many of which are good. These bacteria help with digestion, microbe penetration and other uses. The process that can cause bacteria to become imbalanced may turn into a cycle that does not allow it the ability to repair. When the amount of good bacteria and normal function of the digestive tract is jeopardized a person may experience dysbiosis.
Dysbiosis is a bacterial overgrowth or imbalance, presence of parasites or virus or an abundance of yeast that can cause ailments with digestion and other uncomfortable side effects. Many people that have a chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, colitis or cancer may suffer from a dysbiosis problem. A poor diet that includes alcohol abuse or overused antibiotics may lead to an imbalance of good bacteria as well. A person that has dysbiosis in their gut will experience long term and steady symptoms within the small and large intestines. These may look like:
-Fat in bowl movements or stool that appears ‘sticky’ in the toilet.
-Very dry skin, from poor food fat absorption
-Bloating or excessive gas when eating anything
-Inability to pass painful gas
-Bowl movements ‘float’
-Constipation or diarrhea that is recurring
-Anemia without deficiency in diet or bleeding
-Yeast infections that seem consistent
-Extreme fatigue, anxiety or depression
-Insomnia without a reason
-Skin rashes alluding to an intolerance of gluten
Dysbiosis that exists in the small intestine can make it almost impossible for the body to absorb nutrients and vitamins from the food that is consumed. Certain supplements may aid in relieving dybiosis.
-Aloe Vera Concentrate
Dysbiosis can cause extreme fatigue as well as alter a person’s hormone balance and affect the immune system. This can result in depression or anxiety and have an overall negative impact on a person’s mind and energy.
The causes of dysbiosis have been divided into four categories.
-Putrefaction – this is the result of a diet low in insoluble fiber and high in animal fats and flesh. Switching the consumption of these nutrients in a addition to specific probiotics can cause improvement.
-Fermentation – bad bacteria has grown in the small intestine, stomach and top of the large intestine resulting in carbohydrate intolerance. A person may experience fatigue and difficulty with mental function in addition to constipation and immune deficiency.
-Deficiency – a diet with limited soluble fiber and over exposure to antibiotics can create a lack of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Many IBS patients and persons with food intolerances may suffer deficiency.
-Sensitization – Chron’s, Ulcerative Colitis, connective tissue disease, IBS, spinal arthritis, psoriasis and acne may result.