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heart-attack(Viral post from Facebook)

How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed, because they’ll have to get up during the night?

Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor – Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!

I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water…
Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack

I can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Something that we can do to help ourselves – nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets. Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It’s about Heart Attacks. There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards: – Call 911. – Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.- Say “heart attack!” – Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and …DO NOT LIE DOWN!

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!

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by Andrea Fabry


Turmeric has outstanding medicinal properties but is not easily absorbed into the system when consumed. Fermenting turmeric is one way to increase its bioavailability. The turmeric bug can be used in a multitude of recipes including beet kvass, turmeric lime soda, gelatin and more.

Ginger works equally well for this recipe.  Ginger offers unique nutritional benefits also. You can even combine ginger with turmeric for  a unique flavor!

Turmeric Bug (or Ginger Bug)

turmeric bugA simple way to ferment turmeric. Ginger may be added or substituted.



  1. Place freshly grated turmeric root, turmeric powder, or ginger root in bottom of wide mouth quart jar. Add sugar. (If using powdered turmeric, consider adding a bit of apple peel to encourage the fermentation process.)
  2. Add water and stir.
  3. Cover with cloth and rubber band. Place on shelf out of direct sunlight.
  4. After 24 hours add 1 Tablespoon grated turmeric, 1 Tablespoon powdered turmeric, OR 1 Tablespoon grated ginger. Add 1 Tablespoon sugar. Stir well. Replace cloth cover and leave on shelf.
  5. Every 24 hours add 1 Tablespoon turmeric or ginger, and 1 Tablespoon sugar until you see bubbles on the surface of the water. This generally takes several days.
  6. Strain and use in recipes or store in refrigerator.

– See more at: http://justso.co/how-to-make-a-turmeric-bug-by-andrea-fabry/#sthash.HExuwkdS.dpuf

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1 shot of Wheat grass Juice = 1 Kilogram of Vegetables?

by Melanie Dufault


As common knowledge may have it, vegetables are part of a balanced, nutritious diet.  The arduous process of eating the required amount of fruits and vegetables each day, however, can become quite cumbersome.  In fact, only “one in eleven people eats the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day.” 1 Therefore, with the claim that one shot of wheat grass juice is the equivalent of one kilogram of vegetables, wheat grass presents an enticing, cure-all option for those of us lacking in the essential amino acids, enzymes, minerals and vitamins found in vegetables. 2

Setting aside the grandiose claims that wheat grass can do everything from prevent cancer to blood detoxification, 3 the main question at hand here is whether or not a single 30-ml shot is the equivalent of one kilogram of vegetables.  Before tackling the more complex issues of disease causation and treatment, we must first analyze why health food advocates are claiming that wheat grass is a super food 4 that supersedes the nutritional value of your commonplace produce product.


Wheat grass, the young version of the common wheat plant Triticum aestivum, is a juice consumed orally in quantities of two to four ounces per day. 3 Health food stores have sold wheat grass since the early 1940’s in the US but this super food has recently become an international phenomena. The active ingredients in wheat grass are vitamins A, B, C and E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, natural enzymes and chlorophyll. 5

Table 1. Nutritional Facts of 1 oz. of Wheat grass Juice 1


Health food companies as well as health data resources are boasting about the nutritional benefits of wheat grass.  Wheat grass is deemed a “blood purifier, cleanser, and detoxifier” that prevents diseases such as cancer by increasing the flow of oxygen to cells.3 Wheat grass supposedly executes the following functions: promoting healthy vascular, intestinal, and bronchial systems, promoting clearer thinking, revitalizing energy level, halting cancer cells’ growth hormones and eliminating toxins from the body.6 Wow, so that’s quite a resumé, especially considering the variation of sources, which span anywhere from doctors to popular magazines to health institutes to profit-run health food stores.


So what is it about wheat grass that makes such grandiose declarations possible?  Well, as all vegetables do, wheat grass contains chlorophyll.  The chlorophyll in wheat grass is considered especially potent because wheat grass contains 70% chlorophyll, 6 which functions similarly to hemoglobin by stimulating red blood cell production. 4 As shown in a pilot study, which randomly selected patients with transfusion dependent b-thalassemia in a controlled study to receive wheat grass juice verse the typical procedure of blood transfusions, wheat grass juice “was found to have beneficial effect on the transfusion requirements in 50% of patients.” 17 Although there are some inadequacies in this study, the small sample size of 16 patients and the indiscipline of the patients to ingest the wheat grass juice, there is still some suggestion that wheat grass juice “decreased the total volume of blood transfused and increased the intervals between blood transfusions,” suggesting an increase in red blood cells. 15 The chlorophyll also accounts for an increase in energy in a similar way as it functions in plants, sunlight excites electrons, which become stored energy as ATP in the cells. 9

a bit of a stretch though just based on its antioxidant properties.

The claims above encompass so many different aspects of health and therefore, for them to hold any weight, the claims require a multitude of research in order to suggest any correlation with wheat grass.  Since these studies are surprisingly absent, for reasons discussed later, the question has become, is wheat grass even equivalent to the amounts of vegetables that it claims?  As doctor and author Sandra Cabot explains, before considering the more complex effects of wheat grass, “the most important thing to do is look at the nutrients in the wheat grass juice, what does it contain, there’s a lot of research behind these nutrients”. 5


The only problem with Dr Cabot’s approach, however, is that there is even less evidence about the make-up of wheat grass in comparison to other vegetables.  There seem to only be review articles regarding the claim that one shot of wheat grass juice is the equivalent of one kilogram of vegetables. 2 Of course, each source sites this same information in many different formats including “15 pounds of wheat grass is equivalent to 350 pounds of the choicest vegetables.” 8 In the end, however, the nutrient comparison between wheat grass and other vegetables is left to sources such as the Table 1 displayed above.  The table only shows evidence of Vitamin C and Iron, respectively at 6% abd 10% of daily value.  This level of vitamins and nutrients hardly seems adequate to answer for the health benefits of wheat grass.

this study do suggest some healing properties of wheat grass, the small sample size makes the claims difficult to apply in the universal setting that the internet hype has displayed.


Unfortunately, I believe that my question has gone unanswered.  Although, multiple sources claim that one shot of wheat grass is equivalent to one kilogram of vegetables, this question goes largely untested by the health community.  The few studies that are around regarding wheat grass are mostly faulty in sample size.  Interestingly, the few academic studies found all seem to reference each other.  This close connection amongst the articles implies a lack of clinical trials regarding the wheat grass product.  As wheat grass becomes more prevalent in health food stores and widely accepted internationally, the evidence behind these claims should be presented to the public.

How are we to believe that wheat grass can cure cancer and prevent heart disease if we aren’t given any evidence regarding even the basic vitamins and minerals in wheat grass?  As a skeptical Dr Samir Samman points out, “The claims include prevention of cancer, prevention of heart disease prevention of diabetes, chelation or detoxification of heavy metals, cleansing, liver cleansing and prevention of hair loss and none of these claims have actually been substantiated in the scientific literature.” 11 This is not to say that these claims will not stand up to scientific research, but it is to suggest that researchers invest in large sample size, double-blind trials on wheat grass, especially if any of its miracle claims may be true.


1. http://www.jambajuice.com/menuguide/index_juices.html

2. http://www.ncahf.org/articles/s-z/wheat grass.html

3. http://www.hippocratesinst.org/html/wheat grass2.htm

4. Ripley, Jacqui.  “Weekend: Seven super antioxidant foods: There’s more than one way to tackle those damaging free radicals” The Guardian.  September 2006; pg. 6


5. http://www.internethealthlibrary.com/Plant-Remedies/wheat grass.htm

6. Bradley, Ronald. “You can reduce stress—lose weight–detoxify–stop smoking–increase energy with living foods.” Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients (April 2003): 86(3).


7. http://www.ncahf.org/articles/s-z/wheat grass.html

8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat grass

9. http://www.wholisticresearch.com/info/artshow.php3?artid=383

10. Gaby, Alan R. “Wheat grass juice for ulcerative colitis.

(Literature Review & Commentary).” Townsend Letter for Doctors and

Patients (August-Sept 2002)


11. “Wheat grass, healthy for the body and the bank account” Landline October 13, 2002,

12. http://www.ncahf.org/articles/s-z/wheat grass.html

13.http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.aspx?id=105224&catId=100395&tid=100008&p=1&title=Wheat grass+juice

14. Hess D. ‘The raw and the organic: politics of therapeutic cancer diets in the US’ Annals of the Academy

of Political and Social Science (2002); 583: 76-97 http://ann.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/583/1/76

15. Fernandes CJ; Odonovan DJ Natural antioxidant therapy for patients with hemolytic anemia. Indian Pediatr 2005; 42: 618-620. http://www.indianpediatrics.net/june2005/618.pdf

16. Ben-Arye E, Goldin E, Wengrower D, Stamper A, Kohn R, Berry E. Wheat grass juice in the treatment of active distal ulcerative colitis: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Scand J Gastroenterol 2002; 37: 444-449.


17. Marawaha RK, Bansal D, Kaur S, Trehan A. Wheat grass juice reduces transfusion requirement in patients with thalassemia major: a pilot study. Indian Pediatr 2004; 41: 716-720. http://medind.nic.in/ibv/t04/i7/ibvt04i7p716.pdf

18. Kulkarni Sunil D, Jai. C. Tilak, R. Acharya, Nilima S. Rajurkar, T. P. A. Devasagayam, A. V. R. Reddy. Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of wheat grass (Triticum aestivum L.) as a function of growth under different conditions. Phytotherapy Research 2006; 203: 218-227.


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From the book “Juicing Recipes For Vitality and Health”


(1) Lake City Winter Bluice

  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 beet
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cup tonic

(2) Body Purifier

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cauliflower
  • 1/2 beet


(3) Hot Stuff

  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 beet

(4) Cholesterol Cruncher

  • 2 cups bok choy
  • 8 asparagus
  • 1 apple
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 2 handfuls spinach


(5) Super Green Machine

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 broccoli floret
  • 2 leafs of kale
  • 1 lemon

(6) Stamina Boost

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 bokchoy
  • 4 carrots

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Source:  http://www.juicejunkiejournal.com/juicing-for-hair-loss/

It was my father in law who intrigued me to write this article, juicing for hair loss.  His hair has been getting thinner and thinner ever since I have known him. His silver hair has slowly been dropping out causing him to have a shiny patch of scalpe showing through commonly known as a bald pate.  Non the less, in this balding time of his life, he was not outwardly bothered about it.

Juicing For Hair LossAmazed and joyful he rang up one day to say that he was growing new hair. Lots of new healthy, not grey, but black hair, the sort he had in his youth before he started to go grey.  Now I thought this very interesting as the only thing he was doing differently was juicing once a day!  He had not gone about his juicing with the aim of hair regain, only to benefit from its overall life giving power.  The time he had been juicing for was about 8 months or so.

You can see from the picture the black hair growth. This was not there before he started to juice.

Hair loss can happen for several reasons just the onset of ageing which is probably the most the prolific but bad diet, stress, lack of sleep, illness, trauma and genetics are other causes that can lead to hair loss. Both men and women are both susceptible.

I wanted to find the facts behind hair loss and find the appropriate juices to combat it through diet.

As we know juicing is great for overall health, vitality and fitness.  So I was surprised to find that some people who had been on juice fasts had experienced hair loss to some degree. Getting to the root of the matter I learnt that if the bodies overall state is acidic (which is not favourable for good health) then when a juice fast is started the body rids itself of toxins and excess proteins that it does not need. Not every one that does a juice fast experiences this but it should be noted here that soon after the body has gained its correct state i.e.  it becomes alkaline again the hair growth does come back.

Most people that do a juice fast see remarkable results from thickening of the hair and better growth.  So if you are experiencing this short term hair loss from juicing, its your body clearing itself out and starting again… so keep going it should be worth it as your healing yourself from the inside out

Some juicing ingredients would be ones that ideally contain sources of vitamins B, C,E,

Essential for health and hair growth: Vitamin B complex’s such as leafy greens and green vegetables.  . They can be found in whole grains, potatoes, bananas, lentils, chili peppers, beans, brewers yeast and molasses.

Vitamin C, You probably think citrus fruits, oranges, lemons, limes etc.  Vegetables are rich in vitamin C. It can improve your circulation to the scalpe.  Juice broccoli, green pepper parlsely and of course lemons, limes, grapefruit etc

For hair health and enhanced hair growth vitamin E is required.   Greens that contain vitamin E include spinach, collards, mustard greens, swiss chard and turnip greens.  It is also found in eggs, nuts and seeds.

Juicing For Hairloss

My research for the best recipe’s for juicing for hair loss led me to find Chemo Hair Loss Juice Recipe by Pura Vida Pantry on Facebook. Touched by her story and knowing how traumatic Chemo is, I thought this recipe apt. I am in no doubt know it is there to be shared for the benefit of all mankind.

 Juicing For Hair Loss

“Hair-thickening Juice:

1 Cup Sprouts (alfa-alfa is a good choice but any sprouts will do)

1 Cabbage Leaves or 2 Brussel Sprouts

1 Cup Broccoli Florets

1 (Medium) Carrot

2 Slices Red Onion

1 Medium Beet & Beet Greens

1/2-1 Clove Garlic (optional, but good!)

If you need to sweeten this, add a couple slices of watermelon.

If you still don’t love it, add a couple apples until it tastes perfect!  Apples are fabulous for your skin as well.  That never hurts!

~~cabbage/broccoli/brussel sprouts/onion/garlic are all high in organic sulphur, which stimulates growth of healthy hair~~

~~carrot/broccoli/beets are all high in beta carotene which reduces inflammation in the scalp—to help u grow more hair

~~garlic improves circulation of oxygen rich blood to the scalp, also helping you begin to grow thicken, new hair.”

Other Juicing For Hair Loss Recipe’s

Hair Growth Tonic

  • Hand full dark green cale
  • 4 carrots.
  • 2 apples
  • Half cup of alfalfa sprouts

Great Green Hair Regime

  • 3 large broccoli florets
  • 2-3 green apples, seeded
  • Handfull of spinach.
  • Whole Lime (pith off)

Lean Green Hair Repair

  • 2oz wheat grass/ frozen
  • Half a handful parsley,  hand full coriander (cilantro)
  • 4 carrots Cleaned of greens and skin)
  • 1 stalk celery
  • ½ cup chopped fennel
  • Half an apple, seeded

Handsome Hair

  • Handful parsley
  • Handful spinach
  • 4-5 carrots, greens removed
  • 2 stalks celery


Even onion juice massaged into raw the scalpe helps stimulating the acidity / alkalinity balance of the scalpe. Ginger root Juice also stimulates the scalp from the outside. Like using tea tree extract ( a natural anti septic) you can feel your hair and head tingle with a pleasant sensation.

With either, it is recomemmed to put the juices on your head and massage them into scalp for 5 minutes. Then let your hair dry for 10-15 minutes, then shampoo.  The smell of onion and to a point ginger will leave a smell!  You can overcome this by using leom juice as a conditioner.  It will negate the smell by 85% I am led to believe.

Having seen my father in law gain new black growth to his silver hair within 8 months of juicing is nothing short of a miracle.  Many other people have found that a change from the inside now is better than visiting the doctors and receiving bad news – your going bald…

The evidence here on the internet is amazing to say the least, regarding the benefits of juicing for hair loss.   I will be revising this post very soon before I to go bald.

Happy air growth.

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This incredible detox drink helps you burn fat, boost metabolism, lose weight, fight diabetes and lower blood pressure.

From Dr. Axe


1 glass of water (12-16 oz.)
2 Tbsp. Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
1 packet White Stevia Powder (Optional)

Blend all ingredients together

Secret Recipe Detox Drink will help your body burn fat, lose weight, fight diabetes.

Apple Cider Vinegar is full of enzymes and good bacteria. It contains acetic acid which has been shown to lower blood pressure up to 6%. It can also help eat up the starches if you do eat grains in your diet. (I use Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar)

Lemon juice helps balance blood sugar and has an alkaline effect on your body helping to regulate ph. It contains, Vitamin C. (I use Lakewood Organic PURE Lemon Juice)

Cinnamon is one of the best anti-oxidants on the planet. It is the number one herb/spice for balancing blood sugar.

Cayenne Pepper has been shown to drop blood pressure, increase metabolism.

Stevia is an all natural sweetener made from the stevia plant and it is a great replacement for any artificial sweeteners.

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