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  1. Green approaches to Obesity

    Obesity is a common and costly disease in America. The Center for Disease Control estimates over one third of Americans are obese which is defined as having a BMI of over 25. This third of Americans also cost our healthcare system an additional $147 Billion in 2008. The best way to lose weight and improve your health is through a combination of diet and increased physical activity which always should be started and managed under a healthcare providers supervision. Ways to improve your diet Simplify – Avoid diets that require complicated recipes or including more than 5 ingredients per meal. Remember KISS – Keep It Simple Silly. Track – Track to a level that provides you feedback on what you are eating. If you are detailed orientated, consider a diet diary app to calculated your daily intake down to the calorie. But if that’s not your style, use a simple tracking system like these so you know if you are having more good eating days or more bad eating days. Improve basic nutrition – An effective diet will need to restrict your calories by about 10% so eliminate any empty calories first so you don’t notice the reduction. Ways to improve your physical activity Make a schedule – And stick to it. One of the biggest challenges in working out is recovering from a missed workout. You are significantly more likely to miss a second and third workout if you miss the first planned workout. From the beginning, make a realistic schedule that fits your daily demands so you can set yourself up for success and positive reinforcement from consistently working out as you planned. Get a workout buddy – If you are highly social or are motivated by not letting a friend down then consist a workout buddy as they motivate both types of character traits. In addition, a partner can provide peer advice and words of encouragement to keep you on track. Pick activities you naturally enjoy – While variety is great, consistency is more important. Research has shown that learning a new cardiovascular exercise increases your risk of skipping future workouts while people who pick one favorite workout such as running or spin are more likely to continue working out. Fighting through mixed results It’s extremely common to try and to fail a few times. Don’t get discouraged and learn each time from what worked and what didn’t go so well. If you have managed to meet your weight loss goal but still are discouraged by a few ‘trouble spots’ where the fat seems to linger, you are not a lone. There are 3 places that personal trainers report seeing toning problems. Cheeks Neck Back of Arms The best way to tone all of these classical trouble areas start with improving your diet and increasing your cardiovascular active. However, once you reach a BMI under 25 and still have negative body images of yourself, you may want to find specific ways how to get rid of chubby cheeks or how to lose neck fat. The best specific strategies include adding highly targeted stretches and small movement strengthening exercises. These ultra targeted activities will NOT burn the fat from the specific area but you will be able to tighten the muscles in the trouble area which will help naturally hide the fat with tighter muscles. References
  2. Natural Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy

    Research on human behavior has shown that we make rapid visual judgments about others within just a few seconds of our first meeting. One of the biggest influences on this initial judgment is the style, color, and overall health of our hair. A person with thinning or graying hair can be assumed to be up to 10 years older than their actual age. If maintaining a youthful image is important for your professional or social life, it is important to know your options to keep your hair looking young. What can cause thinning hair Alopecia is an autoimmune condition where your body attacks its own hair follicles. The most common areas affected in men are the forehead and top of the head while women typically experience a general thinning of hair. Side Effect from Drug Treatments. A few specific types of prescription drugs are commonly associated with hair loss. If you take oral contraceptives, anti-coagulants, or anti-depressants and have experienced recent hair loss, consult your physician for a possible alternative treatment that may avoid causing hair loss. Poor Diet – A healthy scalp needs vitamin A, B, C, and iron along with biotin, folate, and inositol. People without enough of these key “hair” nutrients may see premature thinning or graying hair. Changes in Thyroid Output – The thyroid is part of the complex endocrine system and can become over or under active during times of stress. These changes in hormone levels can cause hair loss or graying. If hair loss is accompanies by other thyroid related symptoms, ask your doctor about a referral to an Endocrinologist. How to improve you hair health Prescription Medications – Consult your doctor about the newest FDA approved hair growth treatments which include Rogaine and Propecia. Propecia is an oral pill that lowers Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. Research has shown that people with high DHT are more likely to suffer from alopecia. Another treatment which is topical is Rogaine. Rogaine works by improving hair follicle health and allowing them to regrow hair naturally. Diet – Jayson and Mira Calton recommend 8 super foods to their Hollywood celebrity clients that provide the vitamins and minerals for a healthier head of hair. These foods include yellow peppers, oysters, eggs, salmon, sunflowers, avocado, almonds, and sweet potatoes. Other non-traditional options – Do you think it will be difficult to change your diet to Jayson’s recommendations? Then try juicing for hair growth. It’s super easy and simple to include these pro-hair items in a juice or smoothie. Author Bio: Chris Wimmer blogs at HealthSmartLiving.com about the benefits of juicing.
  3. The History of the Ball Mason Jar

    The mason jar has become a trendy decoration and hip glassware. While there are many cheap mason jars available, the original Ball Company Mason jars continue to be the most popular with consumers wanting to show off their timeless script logo whether they use a pressure canner or not. How the Company Started Five brothers (Edmund, Frank, George, Lucius, and William) started the Ball Company in 1880 with a $200 loan from a family uncle. For the first decade, the brothers manufactured wood jacketed tin containers for non-food items like paint and kerosene. It was 1890, when the brothers moved from Buffalo, New York to Muncie, Indiana and began producing their now iconic glass mason jars. The glass jars were a huge success by proving families with the first cheap reliable container for home pressure canning. The success fueled quick expansion over the next decade which included the Ball Company diversifying into other packaging solutions in the early 1900’s. More than a Glass Jar Company In the 1950’s, the company formed an aerospace research lab which developed many innovations in telecommunications, space travel, cryogentic, and electronic optics. In the 1960’s and beyond, the Ball Company has focused on metal containers becoming one of the largest suppliers and recyclers of aluminum in the world today. The end of the Glass Jar at Ball While the famous glass mason jar is still manufactured today, it is no longer produced by the Ball Company. In 1995, the company existed glass container business and sold all rights the iconic glass jar. That could have been a mistake as the millenials have driven an old grandma task to new heights. Jarden Home Brands which is one of the biggest producers of glass mason jars have seen sales double since 2001. Much of this renewed interested is due to our society’s concern for mass processed foods with mystery additives which have driven people back to the simple old fashion tasks of home gardening, food drying, and food canning. For many, the satisfaction of creating your own food makes the extra work well worth it. Determining the Date of Old Jars Ball Mason Jars have been manufactured for well over 100 years however they never indicated the manufacturing year on their jars making it difficult on collectors. Luckily, the Ball Company changed their logo several times before 1962 making it possible to determine good range of years using this summary of Ball logo designs. The Modern Ball Mason Jar Today people are buying them more than ever. They are still used for canning but Jarden Home Brands now markets their jars to serve drinks, hold fresh cut flowers, and even as all-in-one meal containers. More Information: If you are interested in learning more about pressure canning, check out Chris Wimmer’s recent blog posts on HealthSmartLiving.com and Glipho about using a stainless steel pressure canner.
  4. Use Your Summer Fruit All Winter Long

    Dehydrating food is the original form of food preservation. Today modern techniques focus on pasteurization and artificial additives to prolong our food supply. While this has greatly improved our food supply stability, it has come at a cost of dangerous chemicals whose long-term implications have not been well studied. Fortunately, dehydrating your own food has never been easier. The modern food dehydrator significantly cuts down the drying time and has improved the quality and consistence of results. A good all purpose food dehydrator can purchased for about $50. If you are just getting started consider purchasing a small dehydrator such as the Nesco Snackmaster food dehydrator. The entry level snackmaster model comes with 4 trays but can be expanded to 9 trays if needed. Benefits of drying your own Fruit No artificial preservatives: Today even many of the dried fruits found on the supermarket shelves utilize a combination of artificial preservatives to prolong the appearance of freshness. Home dried fruit stored in an air tight container will easily last 6 months so these extra preservatives are really not necessary. Avoid wasting your garden harvest: Fruits like strawberries and blueberries cycle through their harvest in just a few weeks making it very challenging to eat them fresh. Many people freeze the excess but consider drying some too as they provide you with a different usable form in the winter. Buying in bulk: Bulk buying always saves you money but using large quantities of fruit before it expires is challenging. By dehydrating the fruit you can enjoy some fresh immediately and the rest down the road as a dried treat. Ways to use dried fruit Smoothies: Soak dried fruit in a little water for 10 minutes and it will easily blend into a breakfast smoothie. Try this recipe if you like raisins and dates. School lunch snack: Substitute your child's unhealthy fruit snacks for a medley of dried summer fruits. A great trick to get them to eat the dried fruit is to include them in the entire process. Let them pick the fruit and assist in the drying process. Homemade trail mix: Make your own trail mix wit your favorite crunchers along with your very own dried fruit. Salads: Topping your salads with fruit is a great way to reduce the amount of dressing used. If you are interested in reading more about food drying, check out Chris Wimmer's recent blog posts on HealthSmartLiving.com about how he found the best food dehydrator and best blender for smoothies.
  5. Ways to Use Fall Sunflowers

    Sunflowers are in full bloom right about now in most of the United States. If you are lucky enough to grow them or live by someone like me who grows them, they are tall beautiful plants that add a great early fall contrast to your yard. However, there are many additional ways you can use sunflowers which people often miss out on. Here are my 3 favorite ways to my fall sunflowers. Eat the Sunflower Seeds I like to roast them in the shell. It’s simply a classic. They provide a great healthy snack that also keeps your hands busy trying to get the next seed so it’s also a great natural curb to over eating. Roasting seeds is super easy but does take a bit of time to do it right. First, soak the unshelled seeds in salted water over night. The next day, drain the water away and cook the still wet sunflower seeds on a cookie sheet at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes. While most people associate sunflower seeds with baseball, there’s growing evidence that sunflower seeds should be known as the next great super food. Researchers now believe that sunflower seeds could be a great protector of our brains because of a little known connection between sunflower seeds and our brain. Sunflower seeds and our brains contain a high percentage of lecithin. Lecithin is a yellow waxy substance that is critical for basic brain function and may even play a roll in neurological healing. (Read more about sunflower lecithin benefits) Use Sunflowers as Fresh Cut Flowers Sunflowers have several great characteristics that make them perfect for fresh cut flower arrangements. First, the sunflowers have long, strong stems which allow them to be cut and arranged tall in the vase. Second, the flower heads are large, colorful, and seasonal. This makes them standout to guests or customers giving you the all important WOW factor. Finally, a cut sunflower placed in water can last up to 2 or 3 weeks. This is at least double the average for most other cut flowers meaning you will save time and money. Jazz up your Tuna Salad Tuna salad is a great low calorie, high protein dish but it can get boring and the texture can be a major turnoff. Next time you make tuna salad just add a couple tablespoons of seeds for added nutrition and a crunch. Finally, it’s important to know that because of the fat soluble lecithin in the sunflower seeds, they can go rancid surprisingly fast if they are not stored properly. Keep them in an air tight container in your refrigerator to maximize their shelf life. Seeds kept in your refrigerator can last for up to 6 months. About: Chris Wimmer blogs about cooking, gardening, and healthy living at healthsmartliving.com. Read about more super foods. Sunflower photo credit
  6. Juice Novice to Pro in 6 Steps

    Are you starting to feel like you are the only person in the world who hasn’t tried juicing? Have you done some research and want to give it a try but just aren’t sure where to start? Well today, I’m going to break it down into 6 easy digestible steps to help those that need a little push down the path of juicing. Step One: Selecting a Juicer The great news is there are several great juicers but that’s also the bad news as you can easily get overwhelmed with the styles, options, and price differences between models. Before picking a juicer you should consider 2 important questions that will help you find the right juicer for YOU. What is your budget? Most quality juicers run between $150 to $500 so as long as you can afford $150 you should be able to find a solid juicer. What produce will you juice? Centrifugal juicers are perfect for fruits and root vegetables. If you want to juice wheatgrass, nuts, or leafy greens you will need to buy a masticating juicer. Top manufactures include Omega, Breville, and Kuvings. Step Two: Select a Recipe and Shop for Produce Recipes: The internet is packed with thousands of recipes but the best place to start at juicerecipes.com. They organize recipes by ingredient, health aliment, and even have a build your own recipe page. Shopping: Always buy organic when possible as you will be juicing the produce whole and raw. Calculate out the amount of each ingredient based on the recipe and the amount you will need as to minimize left over produce. Step Three: Food Prep Wash, peel (always peel citrus), and cut the produce before starting your juicer to speed up the process. Make sure you cut the pieces small enough to easily fit down the feed chute to minimize the risk of clogging. If you really hate chopping, then consider the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. It’s the only cold press juicer with a feed chute large enough to accommodate an entire apple! Step Four: Juicing Setup up your juicer according to the manual and power it up. Slowly start feeding in the prepared produce. It’s best to rotate the ingredients to improve yield and reduce the risk of clogging up the juicer with soft mushy fruits. Step Five: Taste as you go Juicing recipes should just be a starting roadmap. Organic produce can have some variability in the strength and intensity of flavors. All of the ingredients you are using are very healthy so it’s important to focus on making a drink that you like and enjoy. Step Six: The Clean-up Before you start enjoying your juice it’s important to clean your new juicer right away. A secret first step is to simple poor a pitcher of warm water into the juicer with the power on. It loosens and even removes much of the pulp left in the juicer. Most models take only 5 minutes to fully clean and will ensure your juicer will operate effectively for years. Bonus Step: Juice Cleanse Once you have these 6 steps master then you can move on to trying a 3 day juice cleanse which is where you really start to get the benefits. Photo Credit
  7. Freshly squeezed juices have become increasingly popular with Americans. Americans have been drinking more and more fresh juice as a way to improve their health and daily nutrition. While the trend is growing quickly, one of the biggest barriers to wide mainstream adoption is also what makes juice great. The short shelf life makes traditional big distribution channels inappropriate. Currently, most people either use a home juicer or purchase juice at local juice stores as fresh squeezed juice will lose most of its vitamins, mineral, and enzymes within 72 hours and even worse will become a petri dish for pathogenic microorganisms. One possible solution to this is HHP or High Hydrostatic Pressure but this method is also controversial. HHP is based on the Le Chatelier principle which assumes increasing the net volume will retard (or kill) potential microorganisms. Benefits of HHP: Increases shelf life from 3 days to 10 – 14 days The look, taste, and texture of the juice is unchanged Juice nutrition is preserved (Controversial claim) The High Hydrostatic Pressure Process: Industrial size batches of fresh cold press juice is produced in a factory The juice is placed in highly pressurized tanks and subjected to pressure of up to 100,000 PSI. To put that into perspective, the PSI at sea level is just 14.7 so this would be over 5,000 times greater. The juice is bottled and transported nationally for sale in large retail stores. As this is a new process, it is also still controversial, let’s look at the evidence of maintaining the fresh juice nutrition beyond 72 hours. Does HHP destroy the vitamins along with the microorganisms? A study by Ferrari in 2010 tested the polyphenols in pomegranate juice before and after pressurization. Polyphenols is good proxy as it’s the powerful antioxidant that is linked to pomegranate’s anti-cancer benefit. Ferrari’s study showed that between 75% & 80% of the polyphenols remained after HHP. Ferrari’s results were later replicated by Lui et al in 2013 using watermelon juice. In fact, the watermelon juice maintained over 95% of its polyphenols. Does HHP treated juices really preserve the nutritional value of juice? Researchers evaluated fresh squeezed blueberry juice in 2012. Half the blueberry juice was HHP treated and the other half wasn’t. After 14 days, the HHP maintained 88% of the vitamin C while the untreated fell to below 70%. What does that mean to juicers? HHP is another option which makes pressed juice more conveniently available to the masses. However, this convenience comes with a bit of a price. With more research necessary to replicate these finding across more juice types and vitamins, it appears that HHP juice may still lose 20 to 30% of the nutritional value prior to a customer drinking it. If you are looking to enjoy the maximum benefit of fresh juice, you should still purchase non-HHP juice with local distribution or invest in a cold press home juicer. For myself, I will continue to skip the added convenience of HHP and make my own fresh juice at home. If you are interested in home juicing, I welcome you to check out my juicer reviews. These reviews are based on hours of personal research which helped me decide. Sources: Ferrari et al. The application of high hydrostatic pressure for the stabilization of functional foods: Pomegranate juice. Journal of Food Engineering 100 (2010) 245-253 Barba et al. Evaluation of quality changes of blueberry juice during refrigerated storage after high pressure and pulsed electric fields processing. Innovative food science and emerging technologies 14 (2012) 18-24. Reference photo
  8. Keep your Smoothie Healthy

    Smoothies are a great easy way to provide your body with the correct daily nutrition. Making them at home also lets you control and know exactly what you are drinking. Unfortunately, it’s easy for us to let unhealthy ingredients sneak into a healthy smoothie. Remember why smoothies are healthy Vitamins and Minerals Our primary source of vitamins and minerals are fruits and vegetables but it can be challenging to eat the recommended 8 servings per day. A single fruit and vegetable smoothie can pack in 3 servings. Great super fruits to include are pomegranates, papaya, and mangoes. Fiber If you are looking to keep fiber in your diet then smoothie making is the major advantage over juicing. Keeping the fiber helps slow digestion, regulates bowel movements, and provides you that full feeling which is critical to avoid snacking. Protein Protein loading after a workout is a great way to build muscles quickly and smoothies are a great deliver system for protein powders which might be a little ‘gritty’ in water alone. Super Foods Another great addition to a smoothie is one of the many super foods that are great to include in a diet but honestly are just hard to incorporate into a western menu. These include maca, ginseng, spirulina, lecithin, turmeric, goji berries, and pomegranates. These can be found in varies forms (fresh, frozen, or powder) and they can all be used in a smoothie. What turns a smoothie unhealthy Unhealthy Bases: Some people can make a mistake with the first ingredient. A base should provide the right consistency to a smoothie and maybe add a little flavor to cover the tracks of any bitter ingredients. Bases to avoid are heavy dairy and sugary juices. These have extra calories and even artificial additives. Unhealthy Flavor Enhancers: Nothing turns a smoothie into a milkshake faster than ice cream. The key to selecting flavor enhancers is keeping your common nutrition sense. If it has loads of sugar and fat before you put it in your blender then it will still be fat and sugary in your ‘healthy’ smoothie. Other ingredients to avoid include whip cream, syrups, and honey. Need healthy ideas? First, always start with a list of healthy recipes. This list from prevention magazine will provide you a great starting point. Feel free to improvise and experiment, just avoid adding the smoothie danger foods. Instead try healthy bases including almond milk, greek yogurt, soy milk, or fresh cold pressed fruit juice. If you need a flavor enhancer, try oatmeal, stevia, spirulina, or pomegranates just to get you started. If you are interested in learning more about healthy smoothies, check our Chris Wimmer’s recent blog posts on HealthSmartLiving.com about selecting a smoothie blender and the keys to maximizing maca health benefits. Photo credit
  9. Extra, Extra… Boost Your Smoothies

    A post-workout smoothie is a quick and effective way to help your body recover from a workout. One of the best things about smoothies is that you can easily add powder supplements to give yourself an extra boost. These powders easily dissolve into your smoothie along with any unpleasant tastes that would be present if you simply added water. The perfect post-workout boosts should provide you extra protein to help the muscle repair necessary after a hard workout and something that will help relive pain through reducing inflammation. Two Super “Extras” Spirulina Spirulina is often mistakenly called an herb however it is actually a very specific kind of algae that is rich in protein and other nutrients. Today, Spirulina is grown and harvested from specially controlled water farms. You can purchase spirulina as a powder or pills from most nutrition supplement stores. The powder form is best as a food or smoothie additive. Spirulina health benefits are due to concentrations of chlorophyll, B-12, iron, and protein. These are all important nutrients your body needs to recover from a workout. Turmeric Turmeric is a root vegetable that can be dried and ground up into a fine powder. Turmeric health benefits include reducing pain through a reduction of inflammation. Turmeric’s ability to reduce inflammation and pain make it a perfect ingredient in your post-workout smoothies. How to include them in your Smoothie I like to use a simple healthy base of ingredients for my smoothies which I can then add my flavor and nutritional boosts into. My base ingredients: 1 banana ½ cup of milk (soy, almond, or low-fat milk) 2 ice cubes Optional Fruit: ½ cup of fresh or frozen fruit (Strawberries and blueberries work great) Optional Boosts: Spirulina sprinkles Or Turmeric powder Please note that I do not include an amount for the boosts. The concentration of spirulina and turmeric can vary so check the label. Equipment: While a Vitamix would be ideal, most countertop blenders should do the job. I currently use a kitchenaid blender which works just fine. Tip: Avoid sweet syrups as an additive as they can pack on the calories while providing little to no nutritional value. About Author: Chris regularly contributes at HealthSmartLiving.com. Chris has published a detailed guide to smoothie makers based on his personal experiences. Photo
  10. Juicing the Pain Away

    "Take Two and Call Me in the Morning" is the classic doctor line given to patients who call complaining of vague (but real to them) aches and pains. In 2014, the updated phrase should be 'Juice this and Call Me in the Morning'. Many of us experience chronic pain which may or may not have been diagnosed with a treatable root cause. The most common solution is self management with over the counter pain medication. OTC medication becomes a short-term solution with long-term concerns with extended and heavy use of aspirin, Tylenol, or ibuprofen. A great alternative pain management strategy is selecting specific fresh juice recipes that are packed with fruits and vegetables that have been shown to reduce pain directly or through reduction in inflammation. Pain Relieving ingredients: Green and Jalapeno: These peppers contain high levels of capsaicin. Capsaicin blocks the transmission of pain in your body making a bit like a natural ibuprofen. Turmeric: The turmeric root is a well know natural pain reliever because it contains curcumin. While you can purchase curcumin in pill form, juicing turmeric will let you enjoy the fresh 100% natural form. Curcumin actively lowers key enzymes that have been shown to cause your body's inflammation levels to rise. (Source: turmeric health benefits) Pineapple: Pineapple juice possesses an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain. A common cause of chronic pain is due to joint pain caused by inflammation. The anti-inflammatory bromelian helps to natural reduce and eliminate joint inflammation. Black Cherries: These dark cherries are packed with a chemical called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin reduces inflammation and related swelling which will in turn reduce the pain you feel on a daily basis. Recommended Juice Recipes: You can find a lots of recipes online that include these great pain reducing ingredients but it's pretty easy to become overwhelmed with so many options. To get you started, I'm just giving you tried and true pain relieving juice recipes. Recipe #1: Salsa Juice Ingredients 1 dash of Cayenne Pepper 1 large stalk of Celery 1 handful of Cilantro 1 clove of Garlic 1 Green onion 1 medium sized Green Pepper 1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes 1 Jalapeño Pepper Note: Juice all the fruits/vegetables and add the cayenne pepper and shake just prior to serving. Recipe #2: Pain Relieving Turmeric Juice Ingredients 1 large celery stalk 1 large English cucumber (peeled if it is not organic) 1 piece of Ginger the size of your thumb 1 ½ inches of Turmeric root 3 medium sized Carrots with the green tops removed 2 cups of Pineapple Read my personal juicer reviews to fin the right jucier for you. I personally use the Omega VRT350HD.
  11. Natural Ways to Fight Prostate Cancer

    Research from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology provided some new data about natural plants and herbs that might help patients and doctors in their fight against prostate cancer. In 2014, cancer.org estimates 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and nearly 30,000 men will die from prostate cancer. This also translates into about 1 in 7 men having prostate cancer sometime in their lifetime. Great improvements in care have improved patient outcomes however the current treatments can also cause many side effects. Current treatments include: Surgery Radiation Hormone therapy Chemotherapy The side effects from these treatments include urinary dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, and loss of fertility. In an effort to find less invasive treatments, researchers have been studying a variety of natural plants and herbs. At ASCO, research presented data from a 203 person study of men who already had prostate cancer. The men were randomized to four different food supplement pills or placebo and tracked for 6 months. The subjects had their Prostate Specific Antigen levels tracked as a marker for prostate cancer activity. On average the men in the placebo arm had their Prostate Specific Antigen levels rise 63% higher than the active food pill arms. The supplement pills were made of four different plants: Pomegranate, Broccoli, Green Tea, or Turmeric. Based on the results, new research is planned but this isn’t stopping them from suggesting this data alone is clinically meaningful for doctors treating men with prostate cancer who believe a nutritional supplement may benefit the patient. Why did these plants lower PSA and have promise at fighting prostate cancer? Turmeric contains a strong anti-inflamatory agent called curcumin. Previous research about turmeric health benefits suggest curcumin can reduce patient inflammation which will slow or stop the prostate cancer’s ability to spread to the rest of the human body. Beyond curcumin, ground turmeric is a great source of magnesium, iron, and essential fatty acids. Green Tea is loaded with catechins which is known to settle in the prostate gland. Once a high enough level of catechin is found in the prostate gland, it begins targeting the cancerous cells. Broccoli is a well known detoxifer. Eating a diet with strong detoxification properties is important as you battle cancer as eliminating toxins will strengthen your body and limit the cancer’s ability to spread. Pomegranates work in a similar way as green tea but using a different pathway. Pomegranates have polyphenols which will also accumulate in your prostate gland. With a consistent diet of pomegranates, you increase the levels of polyphenols in your prostate which allows it to selective target and destroy cancerous cells. In addition to the benefits to a prostate cancer patient, researchers of found other pomegranate health benefits for people with arthritis and cardiovascular disease. All of these plants are readily available in pill form at food supplement stores or you could consider including them into a comprehensive wellness and juicing program.
  12. Hello gabmcgowan, welcome to Green Blog! :)

    1. gabmcgowan

      gabmcgowan

      Thanks. Just found my activation email... It was in my spam folder!

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      Simon Leufstedt

      Yep, that happens sometimes. :/