If your end goal is preventing the onset of Type 2 Diabetes, dropping excess pounds is simply not enough. Research published in the September 2014 edition of FASEB Journal has suggested that losing weight without changing one’s eating habits is useless for those attempting to prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
“When someone is overweight and at risk for diabetes, the conventional wisdom is to say ‘lose weight,’” said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal, “and to a degree that recommendation holds true. This report, however, shows that a calorie is not just a calorie as some would contend. Exactly what we eat and drink, and not just the number of calories, may be the most important factor in our health.”
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin
Preventing illness, and the downtime it brings, is always preferable to simply treating it after the fact. By planning ahead and taking a holistic approach – treating the body, mind and spirit – one can successfully prevent illnesses of all kinds. It is especially easy to successfully prevent germ and viral born illnesses, such as cold and flu. Step by step, I will explain how you can help prevent falling prey to cold and flu infections this, and every, season.
If parents struggling with alcohol addiction need one more reason to get sober, here it is: Your children are at greater risk of becoming sex addicts.
A questionnaire sent to people in 12 step programs found that 45% of those attending sexual addiction support groups had at least one alcoholic parent. Among the general population, about 18% of adult Americans were raised by an alcoholic parent, but only 3 to 6 percent of Americans suffer from some form of sex addiction (predominantly men), according to the National Association of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. So, it’s quite significant that sex addicts are 2.5 times more likely to have grown up with an alcoholic parent than the general population. There are a number of theories floating around as to why alcoholics are more likely to raise sexual compulsives. I have listed a few below:
Amla, also known as Amalaki and Indian gooseberry, is one of the most famous Ayurvedic herbs all time. It can be used inside and out. On the outside, it has been used to treat thinning hair and improve the look and feel of skin; on the inside, Amla has been used to treat diabetes, improve digestion and vision, boost immunity and relieve menstrual cramps.
Several years ago I had a few recurrent urinary tract infections. They were an early warning sign of my leaky gut and interstitial cystitis (now healed). I found several herbs that when steeped or boiled, depending on the nature of the herb, made a healing tea that gave me complete relief and healing within just a couple of hours. This recipe worked every time with quick, powerful convincing evidence that herbs are worth learning about. I never saw relief from other methods; and I am surprised these herbs haven’t gotten more press due to their effectiveness. If you can’t buy bulk herbs locally where you live, I recommend ordering from Mountain Rose Herbs.
The thing I find most disturbing about GMOs is the epicyte gene used in certain crops. What is an epicyte gene, you ask? The epicyte gene, named for the corporation that created it – Epicyte Pharmaceuticals, activates a rare class of antibodies that attack sperm. How did Epicyte Pharmaceuticals do this? By isolating the genes that regulate the manufacture of these spermicidal antibodies. But unlike other forms of pharmaceutical birth control, once a man or woman has been affected, or infected, by the epicyte gene it is permanent. There is no known way to reverse it’s effect.
Agastya Rasayanam, also known as Agastya Haritaki (Hareetaki) Vasasyana, is an Ayurvedic medicine famously used to treat asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions. Agastya Rasayanam, which is comprised of multiple Ayurvedic herbs, including shati and bala, is also useful as a rejuvenative. In fact, the word rasayana means “rejuvenation” or “augmentation of rasa”.
Rasa is the vital fluid produced in the body by the digestion of food. Rasa is said to nourish the body, heightens one’s immunity and prolong life. In Ayurveda (the science of life), excessive work, intense stress, overindulging habits, and sensory overload cause a gradual depletion of our rasa, which is often the root cause of disease. If not addressed, rasa depletion may result in lowered vitality, lowered immunity, and chronic health issues.