Epsom salts are used by many people every day for dozens of diseases and problems. In this post, I will explore ten huge benefits of using Epsom salts.
Epsom salts have been used for hundreds of years, come from Epsom in the southeast of England. Epsom salts are composed of magnesium and sulfates that can have some amazing benefits if used correctly.
It may be a little known fact that the magnesium sulfate found in Epsom salt is absorbed through your skin!
Time to relax
When we feel stressed, magnesium levels in the body are depleted. Epsom salts help replenish magnesium by taking a hot bath by immersing ourselves in them. Magnesium in salts helps the body produce high levels of serotonin, which is the chemical in antidepressants. The above properties of Epsom salts help the body to function properly, and can also help with concentration levels.
We have already seen that Epsom salts can help us to relax and rest, therefore, you may be surprised to discover that salts also help produce adenosine triphosphate, which is a natural chemical in the body that increases energy.
Alleviate the pain
Epsom salts have some of the same medical properties as anti-inflammatory, which can help with cramping problems and relieves the body’s natural pain.
There is also a natural neutralizer in Epsom salts that helps them (when mixed with water) to prevent foot odor.
Remove Dead Skin
When mixed with either olive oil or bath oils, Epsom salts can help remove areas of accumulated dead skin. Never leave the salts on the skin for a long time, once you have left the bathroom make sure to rinse the salts.
Good with Shampoo
If you have oily hair, adding the right amount of salts can help with the treatment. It can also help to add thickness to fine hair with Epsom salts.
Stops potential blood clots
Due to its relaxation properties, it is believed that Epsom salts can help in the prevention of blood clots because blood pressure drops naturally.
The salts contribute to increase the water in the intestines that can help with problems of constipation, however, since you have to take the salts for this to be effective, you should make sure that you consult with a specialist before using the salts.
Not only Epsom salts help the human body, but it can also help with the growth and maturity of plants. The natural properties of magnesium salts help with the development of chlorophyll, and the sulfur properties of the salts help the plant absorb healthier elements of the food.
As you can see in the previous points, Epsom salts can help many of the daily problems. At this current time in the western world, tablets are usually a quick solution, when the reality is that the solution may be in a product that has existed for hundreds of years. With Epsom salts on the side or as a substitute for medication, you can make sure that your problems can be eradicated quickly and effectively.
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It is recommended that we introduce in our diet foods with diuretic properties to facilitate the elimination of fluids and excess sodium that are related to hypertension
High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most frequent cardiovascular problems among the world population, also known as the “silent killer” because of the way it develops in the body.
According to the data revealed by the American Heart Association, one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure, that is, at least one third of those who inhabit the planet.
The high rate of diagnoses of this disease has turned on alerts in all corners of the world, especially because many people are unaware of their risks and do not treat them properly.
Given this, the main health entities constantly promote healthy living habits and try to provide all kinds of information in this regard.
Being aware of the risks of suffering from hypertension is one of the first measures to initiate a control and treatment. Having that clear, it is good to know some supports to reduce it naturally and not have to limit exclusively to the consumption of drugs.
A handful of raw almonds every day can help control the pressure thanks to its supply of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart function.
The fact of being a rich source of fat and calories does not mean that they influence weight gain; In fact, the fat they contain is considered healthy and could contribute to increase muscle mass.
It is delicious, refreshing and perfect to hydrate in those days of intense heat where you usually lose more fluids.
It contains a good amount of potassium, electrolytes and other nutrients that could help reduce high blood pressure.
In a study published in the West Indian Medical Journal, he found that drinking coconut water can help regulate blood pressure, both when it’s high and when it’s low.
Patients with high blood pressure who ingested coconut water had a reduction of up to 71%, while those with low blood pressure regulated it by up to 29%.
Valued for its high content of fiber and essential nutrients, oatmeal is another of those natural remedies that could lower high blood pressure.
A study carried out by researchers from the University of Columbia (United States) determined that the consumption of oat cereals can help reduce cholesterol levels by up to 5%.
Likewise, in this study it was discovered that it influences the control of hypertension and the prevention of heart diseases.
Turmeric has gained an important place as a healing remedy due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory action that curcumin gives it, its active compound.
Its high power to decrease the inflammation of the body is one of its main benefits since, in turn, it helps to control high blood pressure and other inflammatory-type problems.
When taken with black pepper can have a vasodilator effect, ideal to improve circulation and keep the arterial walls clean. As if that were not enough, it also acts as a natural anticoagulant, which helps regulate blood flow.
Lemon and parsley smoothie
Daily consumption of this smoothie can help to reduce high blood pressure thanks to its diuretic effect.
Both lemon and parsley contain important nutrients that facilitate the elimination of liquids and excess sodium, associated with increased pressure.
1 lemon with peel
1 bunch of parsley
1 glass of water (200 ml)
Split the lemon into several pieces with its shell and place it in a blender with the bunch of parsley and the glass of water.
Process a few seconds, strain and take on an empty stomach.
It is one of the largest sources of potassium, essential mineral for people who need to control their blood pressure levels.
For this purpose it is recommended to eat at least 2 servings of banana a day and support it with a healthy diet.
Raw garlic concentrates a very important amount of nutrients that since ancient times have been valued in natural medicine.
Eating between one and two cloves of crushed garlic a day can help keep hypertension at bay thanks to its sulfur compounds that promote good blood circulation and lower blood pressure.
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Cereals are an extraordinary and balanced food, ideal not only for breakfast, but also for lunch or dinner. But when we talk about cereals, we talk about those that come out of the earth and that do not look anything like that infamous thing that appears in a colorful box in the supermarket
We explain some convincing reasons to avoid box cereals altogether, be they “special I do not know what” or “special light I do not know how many”. We also explain how to make a real healthy breakfast with real cereals.
Before entering fully into the matter, we only expose an idea that we consider to be of great common sense. Cereals are an extraordinary food but … Can we really call these colored balls cereals to feed our sons and daughters? How is that like a grain of rice? Where does the color come from? How is the taste of wheat similar to those brown cereal sticks with “low fat” chocolate?
What do the box cereals contain?
Depending on the type and brand, cash cereals usually contain:
Sugar: Especially box cereals for boys and girls and “normal”, that is, those that are not “special I do not know what” or “light” or “low in sugar” (these contain even worse things). The first thing we have to be clear is that the most abundant ingredient in many of them is, in addition to gluten, huge amounts of refined sugar.
Gluten: All box cereals made from wheat, oats, rye or barley contain gluten. We recommend you read our article “Wheat, poison in the diet” to know the many damages of gluten (not only in people with celiac disease but in the whole world) according to the interesting currents of active cellular nutrition (with which we totally agree) .
Corn: Almost all the corn produced in the world is transgenic (see our transgenic report) and our enzymes have serious problems to metabolize genetically altered structures. It is not that they do not know, they do what they can, generating serious disturbances in the organism (we recommend that you read the fabulous book “the truth about transgenics” by the French minister Corine Lepage … it will make your hair stand on end.
Synthetic Sweeteners: In our opinion (and increasingly that of more independent professionals from large multinationals), synthetic sweeteners are some of the most dangerous additives that exist, especially aspartame, suspected of producing rare types of brain cancer (see our report about aspartame and this list of safe and dangerous additives.
Nothing: Cash cereals contain, basically, a lot of nothing. That is, a completely processed product with a minimum amount of essential nutrients and additives. That is why, many times, they are forced to introduce added vitamins and minerals, which is completely absurd, since natural cereals contain vitamins and minerals. Look at the nonsense: they refine them, they take away everything good, and then they add it artificially … Are we crazy? Just to have an appetizing appearance and produce desire to eat a lot, because its flavor is irresistible thanks to certain additives.
It is true that, depending on the brands, the box cereals may contain more fiber (which is healthy), and may be more or less processed and therefore contain more or less nutrients, almost always very inadequate, and especially accompanied by:
Sugar + gluten + additives
Sugar + transgenics + additives
Synthetic sweeteners + gluten or transgenics + additives
What do real cereals contain?
The real cereals (not those that come in box) contain a series of essential and very healthy nutrients that, combined with other foods that we will see right away, provide a complete ration of essential nutrients to start the day with energy and health:
Proteins: Cereals contain a certain amount of proteins, although they do not contain all the essential amino acids, so it is important to add other foods that contain them in order to form a protein of high biological value. The best and healthiest to make this sum are the seeds and nuts.
Carbohydrates and fiber: The cereals contain carbohydrates of slow absorption (that is to say, of the good ones, those that provide energy and do not get fat) and a lot of fiber (essential to keep healthy the intestinal flora).
Fats: Hardly contain fats, although the few they contain are not saturated. Healthy fats that are necessary (essential fatty acids from the omega family) are also obtained from seeds and nuts.
Vitamins, minerals and other essential elements: Cereals, naturally, contain in their composition certain vitamins, minerals and other elements that contribute to the efficiency of our metabolism and general physiology. It is true that cereals do not contain enough of these elements. To provide enough vitamins and minerals, there is no better source than, at another time of the day, take plenty of vegetables, vegetables and greens (more vegetable than fruit, to avoid sugar), because they are the natural elements that more vitamins and minerals they contain.
Organic box cereals
In the stores of ecological products we also find cereals of box, or cereals in bags, but also with them we must be careful.
Likewise, although they are not transgenic, they contain gluten and often also large amounts of sugar.
If you are going to buy box cereals in a super organic, make sure they have little sugar (it would be better if they had stevia sweetener, since it is the healthiest natural sweetener of all).
Try not also to choose wheat, barley, or rye. Oatmeal is somewhat healthier, since it has many nutritional properties, but unfortunately it also has gluten (although less than the others mentioned above). If you are going to consume oats, better in moderation, from time to time.
The best cereals
First of all, we recommend that, among all the cereals, you choose rice in the first place. Rice is the cereal most consumed by all civilizations ; is the cereal that is recommended when we are sick in the stomach (for something will be) … Why not consume it even if we are not sick or ill?
Rice is the cereal that has been least genetically transformed and, therefore, is the one that best assimilate our enzymes (essential for health in general). It does not carry gluten and is the most digestive (see our article on the importance of consuming rice.
Other cereals that are also very healthy due to their characteristics (they do not have gluten) are buckwheat (which is not wheat, even if it is called that), millet and quinoa.
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The pharmaceutical market exceeds profits from arms sales or telecommunications. For every dollar invested in making a medicine, you get a thousand of profit.
Globalization has allowed to extend their power by which they decide which diseases and which patients deserve cure. 90% of the budget dedicated by pharmaceutical companies for the research and development of new medicines is destined to diseases that suffer 10% of the world population
The pharmaceutical industry has turned the disease into a business. Globalization has allowed to extend their power by which they decide which diseases and which patients deserve cure. 90% of the budget dedicated by the pharmaceutical companies for the research and development of new medicines is destined to diseases that suffer 10% of the world population (cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, lipid disorders, hypertension, etc).
These companies seek to achieve fabulous profits, resorting to often questionable strategies that thanks to their power usually enjoy great impunity, crushing smaller competitors and pressing governments. The prices they set are very high, which makes them inaccessible to a large part of the world population, while some of their products damage the health of the sick.
Among the main strategies used today by the pharmaceutical industry to obtain its billion-dollar profits, it should be highlighted:
1. They make a great propaganda pressure on the medicines they manufacture, even if they are not useful and can be harmful to health.
2. They exploit to the maximum the medicines in the form of monopoly and in abusive conditions that do not take into account the objective needs of the patients nor their purchasing power
3. Reduce research on diseases that mainly affect poor countries, because they are not profitable, while concentrating on the problems of populations with high purchasing power, even when they are not diseases (such as the proliferation of “medicines”). “Anti-aging”
4. They force national and international legislations to favor their interests, even at the expense of the health and lives of millions of people
STRATEGIES TO INCREASE THE SALE OF MEDICINES
In order to face the decrease of profits that the reduction of the pharmaceutical cost on the part of the governments supposes, the laboratories are putting in practice different measures:
1. Redefine and increase the prevalence of certain diseases: There are reports that indicate that female sexual dysfunction reaches 43% of the total.
2. Promote the treatment of mild or medium-serious problems as signs of more serious illnesses: Irritable bowel syndrome or anxiety disorders.
3. Transform health risks into diseases: Osteoporosis or testosterone deficiency syndrome.
4. Stimulate concerns about future diseases in healthy populations. Osteopenia or Alzheimer’s.
5. Convert personal and social problems into diagnosable health disorders and in need of treatment: Turn shyness into social phobia.
6. Consider certain diseases as epidemics of extraordinary spread and lethality: Influenza A which was a milder flu than the seasonal one promoted the application of strict protocols (with the use of suits and isolation areas, the use of antivirals such as Tamiflu efficacy unproven and mass promotion of the vaccine).
Until recently, it was common for large pharmaceutical companies to pay bribes to doctors to prescribe their medications, although it is a practice that is generally frowned upon and in many places is illegal. With the increase in controls over the prescribing doctors, the laboratories are developing strategies to support economically, organize congresses and meetings with the Sick Organizations to seek support from them and pressure governments to finance certain drugs, although not your need is justified or have adverse effects.
if you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease and the doctor only treats the symptoms and does not look for the cause of the disease, natural medicine can be a great alternative for you.
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Maca, a root native to central Peru, grows in the heights and near the Andes, and may become one of the few vegetable lives you see in the area. Maca is ideal for women because it acts as a hormonal regulator and is also a great help to improve overall health and raise libido.
Maca and benefits for women
The properties of maca are recognized as a natural remedy to increase physical energy. Also, its properties make the maca an ally to improve endocrine problems, which is why it is recommended especially for women who suffer from some type of hormonal disorder and also for people who perform physical activity or athletes who need to improve physical performance.
Maca is a source of fibers, proteins, essential amino acids, also the vitamins of the B complex (B1, B2, B6 ..), it has minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorus among several others that are essential for the body. Due to these components and properties of maca, we can identify it as a very important source of health.
-Maca can replenish energy and be of great help to improve energy efficiency.
-It can give us more vitality
-It causes the increase of libido in both women and men.
-It can be a hormonal regulator of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus.
-It can treat some cases of infertility in men and women.
-Relieves problems of the menstrual cycles of the woman (typical menstrual pains, abundant rule, ect)
-Maca can be considered a natural rejuvenation, especially the face area.
-It helps to grow hair with greater intensity.
-Strengthens the growth of bone mass.
-It helps to counteract the symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, because it acts as a natural stimulant of adrenaline.
-An ally to treat stress problems.
-Relieves muscle and rheumatic pain, arthritis or osteoarthritis.
-It increases cerebral circulation, which improves memory and concentration.
How to consume maca?
Eating powdered maca may be more useful if we need to better control the dose we take, the idea is to start with less dose and try their effects, but as we have already mentioned, consultation with a specialist is appropriate. We should also take it always in the morning.
It is best to consume the maca root with a meal, especially in the stages when your body is only getting used to supplements like maca. No matter what mode of consumption you decide to use, maca powder or maca pills (maca capsules), start with small doses if it is new in your body and gradually increase it.
There are people who do not care about the taste of maca powder that approximates a nutty flavor, so you can add it to yogurt, juice, smoothie or salad.
Many of its benefits can be noticed immediately, however if we want it to have more profound effects (as an endocrine regulator for example) it is recommended to take it at least three months and then assess it together with a specialist. Keep in mind that it has prolonged effects even after you stop taking it
Before starting to use natural supplements or make any important changes in our diet and eating habits is important to consult a specialist to guide us to take the best decision. In this case we must be alert in cases of hypertension without control, and control the dose a lot in cases of over excitation of the immune system.
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