4 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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From www.wellnesstoday.com November 20, 8:58 PM

Cinnamon tends to symbolize the seasonal changing of the leaves, warm fires, and holiday gatherings. Check out these 4 reasons why cinnamon can boost not only your spirits, but your health, this holiday season.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Cinnamon the distinctive spice with a heavenly aroma is perfect in dishes all year round and especially during the Fall season and leading up to the Holidays.

Cinnamon's taste and aroma boosts one's spirit and is extremely beneficial for one's health as well. Cinnamon is a source of manganese, iron, calcium, and fiber and has been prized for centuries.

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Open Sesame! 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of This Super-Seed

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From www.greenmedinfo.com Today, 3:16 PM

Sesame (Sesamun indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized as an oilseed for at least 5,000 years.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Today's medicine cabinet is the cabinet in the kitchen and in our refrigerators. Foods from Mother Earth are nourishing and supporting for the body.

Sesame seeds, one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized for its oilseed is making a comeback.as it is exceptionally high in calcium and magnesium. And it is also one of the most potent medicinal foods consumed today.

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6 Evidence-Based Ways To Burn Belly Fat AND Extend Your Life

sandi post2From www.greenmedinfo.com November 5, 10:25 PM

The ongoing battle of the bulge, while once considered primarily a matter of vanity, may actually be one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dying from a multitude of causes, but especially heart attack.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

The ongoing issues with fat are not just vanity related as research is showing that by taking action to burn belly fat could indeed extend your life.

Here are 6 evidence based ways to burn fat and extend your life:

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How to stay healthy despite seasonal changes

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Sandi Cornez's insight:

Seasonal changes often come with nagging illnesses. The essential idea to remember to keeping healthy through seasonal shifts or other changes is to transform your eating regimen – your "live-it", your  lifestyle choices, and your routines into a powerful seasonal medicine. Fall or Autumn is the season of conserving, condensing, and concentrating on the life force. It's a time to look inward.

To maintain balance in body, mind, and spirit, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) teaches that we need to harmonize our personal energy field with the larger more extended energy of nature of which we are energetically connected. With TCM seasonal changes are represented by yin and yang energies.

In Fall, yin energy replaces expansive yang energy of summer. Yin moves inward and downward in contrast to extroverted yang which moves outward and up.

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Pranayama and the scientific inquiry into breath

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From www.naturalnews.com October 21, 10:45 AM

Pranayama and the scientific inquiry into breath

  Sandi Cornez's insight:

Breathing comes naturally to us. and for most of us we don't give it a second thought.

Did you know that breathing in a certain way can improve your immune system.? This summer I was experiencing issues with my ears after having driven up to a much higher elevation than I'm accustomed to driving. I have very small ear canals and the pressure had built up so that the pain in my ear was very uncomfortable.

A friend suggested that I breathe through my nose on both inhale and exhale. I remembered that I had learned about Pranayama Breathing from Dr Sue Morter and had even practiced doing it. And so I breathed this way every 15 minutes or so. And within less than an hour the pain in my ear was gone. WOW – just breathe a certain way and your pain goes away. Continue reading

Your Brain Health Is Directly Related to Exercise

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Discover how regular exercise can help improve your body, particularly its impact on your brain health.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Movement/exercise is critical for overall brain health and wellness. Recent research reveals that exercise promotes neurogenesis; your brain's ability to adapt and grow new brain cells.

During exercise nerve cells produce proteins that stimulate the production of another protein in the brain called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor which stimulates the growth of new neurons and helps protect existing brain cells.

Physcial activity produces biochemical changes that strengthen your body and your brain – and in areas associated with memory and learning.

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10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Bee Pollen

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Bee pollen is a holistic remedy used throughout the world. Unfortunately the vast amount of things pollen can be used for are often overlooked.

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Have you considered eating bee pollen, one of nature's most complete nourishing foods? Made by honeybees, it contains almost all the nutrients required by humans. Bee gathered pollens are rich in proteins (40%), free amino acids, vitamins including B-complex and folic acid.

It's important to note that a one teaspoon dose of bee pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather.

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15 health-enhancing reasons to enjoy clove spice every day

clove image sandiFrom www.naturalnews.com October 22, 11:05 PM

15 health-enhancing reasons to enjoy clove spice every day

Sandi Cornez's insight:

Clove spice is an often overlooked spice with amazing health benefits.

It is very high on the ORAC score (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, Vitamins C & K, as well as calcium, magnesium, and manganese. Manganese helps to activate certain enzymes within the body and plays a role in fat metabolism. Manganese also stabilizes the nervous system; helping to reduce depression, anxiety, and irritability.

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Nourishment for a Lifetime

1421738_56683347When you ask a child where food comes from, the answer might be from a can, a box, a bag, or a grocery store shelf. This is how far removed we’ve come from being one with Mother Nature.

Many people still today in the U.S. do not eat “real” food. What is “real” food? It’s food which comes from nature, it’s mostly plant based whole food such as fruits, vegetables, whole ancient grains/seeds, nuts, legumes,  and a small amount of  (for non-vegans and vegetarians) wild caught fish, organic pastured meats/eggs and dairy. What it’s not is that which comes with a long label of ingredients you can’t pronounce, you’ve never heard of; ones filled with chemicals, and grown with pesticides.

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Are you eating pumpkin seeds for amazing health benefits?

199183_3467Fall is the time of year, we think of cozying down, sipping hot drinks, and visiting pumpkin patches with our grandkids or just for fun with a loved one.

Pumpkins are delicious as food and not just for decorations at holiday gatherings. When you’re opening up that pumpkin, remember to save the seeds. Wash them from the stringy pulp in a strainer and let them dry overnight. Then just pour some olive or avocado oil in a baking pan, spread the dried seeds, shake on some sea salt or nutritional yeast if desired, and bake at a low temperature (325 degrees) for about 15 minutes or so. Check often and shake the pan so the seeds don’t burn. Pure heaven. Continue reading