Avocado

Aids in regulating and stabilizing blood sugar.

Contains lutein necessary to protect you from age-related eye degeneration

Provides oleic acid which improves the cardiovascular system. I contains folic acid to control homocysteine levels

Contains antioxidant “Glutathione” which boosts the body’s immune system

Contains more fiber than any other food which makes you feel full on less – good for weight loss

Apples

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One of the most well-established health benefits of consuming apples is to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

Other health benefits of apple or apple byproducts (e.g. apple vinegar) consumption which include:

Aging,Reduce Rate

Allergies

Allopecia (Hair Loss)

Diarrhea

Insulin Resistance

Liver Cancer

Radiation Induced Illness

Staphylococcol Infection

Honey

Aspirin-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity (honey coats the delicate linings of the stomach, preventing aspirin-

induced lesions and bleeding)

Bacterial Infections

Burns

Candida infection (despite the fact that honey contains sugar, it demonstrates anti- fungal properties)

Conjunctivitis Dental plaque (a recent study showed that Manuka honey was a viable alternative to chemical mouthwash in dissolving dental plaque)

Dermatitis

Diabetic Ulcer

Herpes-related ulcers

MRSA (especially for Manuka honey)

 

Replacing synthetic sweeteners or highly processed sugars or high fructose corn syrup with a moderate amount of honey may be a great preventative health step to take.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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To get the benefits of ACV you need to use raw organic ACV. This contains the “mother” of the vinegar which has raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria that promote healing.

Relieves pain from Arthritis and Inflammation – pour 1 or 2 tablespoons into 8 ounces of purified water.

The pectin content in ACV helps treat diarrhea by forming bulk fibrous matter. The pectin also forms a protective coat for soothing the colon lining and intestinal spasms. Try mixing one or two tablespoons into water,

It can help to balance the pH of your skin — use a mixture of one part of the vinegar to two parts water as a toner.

Rubbing apple cider vinegar onto swollen hands or feet reduces swelling. A wonderful thing during pregnancy!

ACV taken diluted in water twice daily, will dissolve acid crystals in the blood and provide potassium, calcium and other essential minerals to the body needed to ease the leg cramps.

One of the best home remedies to treat a yeast infection is Apple Cider Vinegar. Add 1 and a half cups of ACV into a bathtub filled with warm water, and then soak in it for about 20 minutes. This should be done once a day for the first 3 days of the infection.

Acetic Acid found in apple cider vinegar helps with weight loss when taken on a daily and sustained basis. It’s not a silver bullet, but drinking some apple cider vinegar mixed with water is recommended by some as a weight-loss tonic.

Turmeric

Turmeric has been scientifically documented to have over 500 applications in disease prevention and treatment. It also has been shown to modulate over 150 distinct biological and genetic/epigenetic pathways of value in health, demonstrating a complexity as well as gentleness that no drug on the planet has ever been shown to possess.

Circumin, the active compound in this spice is what makes it so powerful for healing and is a strong anti-inflammatory that helps fight viral infection, cancer, and arthritis.  It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with a long history of use both medicinally and in cuisine.

Its antioxidant properties help to neutralize free radicals, stimulate the gall bladder, and protect the liver. Turmeric has been shown to reduce the cellular inflammation and oxidative stress that causes degenerative disease. It improves blood flow, which improves cognitive function and speeds wound healing.

Researchers are investigating the benefits of turmeric for treating Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, HIV, cataracts, gallstones, endometriosis, atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and more.  Some research shows turmeric to have anti fungal and anti-bacterial compounds as well. It is one of the most-studied herbs today

Some research even shows how turmeric can boost oral health greatly, offering support for issues like gingivitis, mouth cancer, and much more

There are too many health conditions that turmeric may benefit to list, but here re some of the top mentions:

  • Oxidative Stress
  • Inflammation
  • DNA Damage
  • Lipid Peroxidation
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Chemically-Induced Liver Damage
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Tumors

 

Considerations for use

Anyone taking prescription blood thinners, anti-coagulants, or has biliary tract obstruction should not take turmeric or curcumin because it stimulates bile secretion. If it is indicated for your condition, be sure to verify if you should use the powder, a tincture, or a poultice. Enhance absorp- tion by taking it with black pepper or bromelain/pineapple. Pineapple will also help with the stom- ach distress prolonged use of curcumin can cause. People with congestive heart disease and who don’t know the cause should also avoid curcumin, as should those who have trouble with blood clotting. It is also not recommended for people with painful gallstones, toxic liver disorders, bilious colic, or obstructive jaundice, according to Bach. If pregnant or trying to become pregnant, check with a qualified practitioner.