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Low Blood Pressure: How Low Is Too Low?

Just read your blog about understanding blood pressure, and I have a question. There seems to be a lot of information out there about people with high blood pressure, but what about too low - how low is too low, and what does it mean? Information about low blood pressure seems to be pretty scarce, and I think it would be a good thing for you to comment on. Read more about Low Blood Pressure: How Low Is Too Low?

 

Some Guidelines On Eating Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Researchers at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia recently discovered that extra-virgin olive oil contains a compound called oleocanthal, which has the same pain-inhibiting effects in your body as ibuprofen. Read more about Some Guidelines On Eating Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

 

Beware of Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) in Oakland, California filed a lawsuit on August 31, 2005 against manufacturers and retailers of soft vinyl lunch boxes that can potentially expose children to dangerous levels of lead.

The amount of lead found in soft vinyl lunch boxes is not enough to cause acute lead poisoning, but is enough to contribute to health problems now and in the future, the most common of which are: Read more about Beware of Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes

 

A Natural Approach to Treating Uterine Fibroids

We recently had a guest at our fasting clinic who was startled to find that on day 7 of her water-only fast, she could no longer feel a uterine fibroid in her lower abdomen that she had been carrying around for years.

I can confirm from the evaluation that I did on her first day with us that she had a mass that was about the size of a medium-sized adult fist in her lower abdomen, diagnosed by ultrasound as a uterine fibroid before she arrived. I couldn't find even a trace of a mass when I did a thorough re-check of her abdomen. Read more about A Natural Approach to Treating Uterine Fibroids

 

A Natural Approach to Treating and Preventing Dry Eye Syndrome

Over the years, I've noticed that a growing number of people are reporting "dry eyes" during my initial evaluations. The most common complaints are burning, stinging, and scratching sensations. People who wear contacts often report that their eyes feel unusually uncomfortable.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's highly advisable that you address the root causes of dry eyes, as chronic dry eyes can actually leave small abrasions on the surface of your eyes. Read more about A Natural Approach to Treating and Preventing Dry Eye Syndrome

 

Marvelous Melon Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ripe canary melon or honeydew melon
Juice of one lemon or lime, to taste

Directions:

Cut melon in half and scoop seeds out with a spoon. Use spoon to dig the flesh out of the entire melon and place melon chunks in blender.

Add 1/2 of lemon or lime juice and a little water if necessary to blend melon chunks into a smooth drink. If your blender isn't very strong, you may find it helpful to jiggle it around gently to get the melon chunks to drop towards the blades as it's blending. Read more about Marvelous Melon Smoothie Recipe

 

Sauteed Kale Recipe

Kale is a member of the cabbage family, and is an excellent source of vitamin C, beta carotene, chlorophyll, and manganese. It also contains some iron, calcium, and potassium. Read more about Sauteed Kale Recipe

 

Eating Broccoli May Help Prevent Bladder Cancer

For those of you who have a history of urinary tract infections, bladder infections, and/or a family history of bladder cancer, it may be wise to make broccoli a staple in your diet.

Researchers at Ohio State University report that broccoli contains phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which turn into compounds called isothiocyanates, which in turn, have been shown to slow down the growth of bladder cancer cells in laboratory experiments. Read more about Eating Broccoli May Help Prevent Bladder Cancer

 

Korean Rice Logs Recipe

Ingredients:

Sticky white rice or brown rice
Pack of roasted seaweed (nori) sheets
Sesame oil
Sea salt

Directions:

For white rice, cook 1 cup of rice with 1 and 1/2 cups of water. For brown rice, cook 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil and then turn heat to low setting and cook with lid on until rice is done.

Once the rice is ready, add sesame oil and sea salt, to taste. Be sure to add just a half teaspoon of sesame oil at a time, since authentic sesame oil is very flavourful and you won't need much. Taste frequently as you add sesame oil and salt and mix

If your seaweed sheets are larger than about 4 inches by 2 inches, cut them to this size with scissors. Use a spoon to place a small amount of rice/sesame oil mixture onto each small sheet of seaweed, roll each one up with your fingers, and gobble them up. Read more about Korean Rice Logs Recipe

 

Mediterranean Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

4 cups of flat or curled parsley, chopped
1 large or 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 rib of celery, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup of your favourite olives
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions: Read more about Mediterranean Salad Recipe

 

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