27 Dec

SOURSOP AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

SOURSOP AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS
Soursop also known as graviola or guanabana is popular in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia . The tree ANNONA MURICATA produces the fruit , soursop , a large , spiny , green tropical fruit with a sweet flesh. The tree is an evergreen broad leaved tree whose every part is useful and has medicinal properties. The fruit has huge health benefits but I would like to focus on its leaves as it seems to be the most beneficial part of the tree.

Soursop leaves contain  a number of natural substances that have biological activity, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre. These substances are Acetogenins and are fatty compounds . In this group of compounds  are Annonacin a very powerful substance with the potential to prevent or slow the growth of cancer. Other acetogenins are bulatacin, asimisin, and squamosin.
A study published in The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry showed that compounds in soursop  were found to be up to 250 times more effective in killing breast cancer cells in culture than chemotherapy .  The centre believe that some of its substances or compounds are naturally antiviral  and antiparasitic.  It also contains quinolone annopentocins, coreximine and reticuline

Other health benefits of soursop leaves includes:

1) Treatment of uric acid in gout. You can boil 10 old and green leaves in 2-3 cups of water and simmer till only one cup remains. Take twice a day
2) Treatment of back pain
3) a Treatment of eczema and rheumatism. You can mash the leaves till smooth  and apply to affected areas twice a day
4) The nutrients in the leaves help stabilise blood sugar levels
5) They are powerful immune boosters
6) Can be used to treat boils. Mash the young soursop leaves and apply on affected area.
7) They can be used to get rid of head lice
8) Also found to  be useful in treating hypertension. It’s being used for this in Australia

For your supply of soursop leaves contact us at óla herbs and greens resources limited
33 Oritshe street
Off Obafemi Awolowo way
Ikeja. Lagos.
Call us on 08119488927


5 Dec

BUTTER OR MARGARINE (which one is better)?

Butter or Margarine? That’s  the big question!!! To answer this question we need to understand what exactly these products are.

What is butter and what is margarine? Butter is a natural  solid dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk while margarine  or spreadable is an unnatural imitation butter. Butter is real food and natural while margarine is an unnatural man-made and “chemicalised “product.

 

Margarine is made via a number of processes which include extracting  vegetable oil with nasty organic solvents like hexane (which is bad for the body) from corn, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower, soy etc. This is then followed with steaming to remove impurities, which destroys the vitamins and antioxidants; this also involves very high temperature which causes the oils to go rancid. Rancid oil destroys health.

 

Next they “force ” the oily liquid to become solid by bubbling hydrogen gas through it using nickel, a toxic heavy metal as a catalyst.  This is a forceful way of changing the natural unsaturated fatty acids to become saturated and solid . During this solidification process, harmful trans- fatty acids are created which are carcinogenic and mutagenic!!! Thus totally reversing what God and nature provided.

 

Emulsifiers, some of which have recently been going to be carcinogenic are added to remove lumps, then they bleach it to remove the grey colour. A second steaming is done to remove chemical odours. To complete the process they add synthetic vitamins , artificial colours and a natural yellow colour.

Butter on the other hand is natural. It’s one of the biblical healthy foods given in the scriptures. It’s simply made by churning milk made by cows to separate the milk from cream. The cream is vigorously churned until it thickens . The clustered butter is washed and formed into shape. In present day butter making are high in  one milk is separated from cream, the cream is pasteurised before more churning to remove bacteria . Salt may be added . The whole process doesn’t any chemicals , colours or bleaching. That’s a major difference between butter and margarine . The word margarine isn’t found in the scriptures nor was it known in the olden days.

Butter in the past got a bad name as being bad , then the food industry created deadly margarine!!! Butter was given a bad name  because it  contains  saturated fats and purportedly causes heart disease and other illnesses. The body needs both saturated and unsaturated fats. About 15% of of the fatty acids in butter are of the short and medium chain variety which aren’t stored in the body as fat. It used by the vital organs for energy.

 

 
Health benefits of butter include:

1.) It contains large amounts of butyric acid which the colon uses as an energy source and it’s a known anti-carcinogenic.
2.) Butter contains lauric acid (which is also found in coconut oil) whIch has antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
3.) Its rich in CLA – conjugated linoleic acid which also protects against cancer and helps the body build muscle instead of fat.
4.) Rich in vitamin D and the other fat soluble vitamins.
5.) Rich in trace minerals especially selenium, powerful antioxidant, zinc, copper, chromium, copper, and iodine.
6.) Rich in Glycospingolipids, a special class of fatty acids that protect against gastrointestinal infections especially in the young and elderly.
7.) Butter contains healthy cholesterol needed for the brain, intestines and nervous system.
8.) The saturated fats and nutrients in butter protect against asthma and infertility.

 

On the other hand, margarine has no health benefits but rather damages human health. The bad impact of margarines on health are because of the types and proportion of fats it contains; the composition of the fats in the vegetable oils and the unhealthy fats created during the process of manufacturing.

 

Margarine is high in polyunsaturated fats which causes inflammation in the body. The vegetable oils have a higher ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats and this ratio increases the risk of cancer and heart disease. Other health hazards include raising bad LDL and decreasing the good HDL cholesterol, increased risk of coronary heart disease, decreased fertility, increased blood insulin and diabetes risk.

I’d like to clarify an important issue concerning butter: not all butter are the same.

 

The best butter come from cars that have been fed on grass (grass-fed), haven’t been injected with hormones and antibiotics. Cows that have been fed with other food don’t have the correct ratio of omega-6 to omega -3. The wrong ratio  causes inflammation in the body when such cows products are consumed.

 

It’s a good idea to always check on the packet of the butter you buy that it’s made from the milk of cows that are grass fed and were not injected with hormones and antibiotics like Kerry gold butter. Such healthy butter are also good for cooking.

 

Another healthy product you can get for cooking and for the skin is ghee. Ghee is nutrients densed and contains natural oils like: butter, coconut oil, avocado oil,and  sesame seed oil. Ghee has a high smoking point, hence don’t break down into harmful substances and toxins when heated up. Vegetable oils break down into these harmful substances when  heated to high temperatures.

 

Pastured butter (butter from cows that were fed on grass and moved around on green pasture)—according to recent studies— is protective against cancer, arthritis, obesity, asthma and other diseases.

We need to understand that the human body has been designed by the creator like a perfect machine that grows, develops, repairs, reproduces only if it’s provided with the right foods and right quality. If we keep consuming man made foods that have no place in the body then we reap the consequences of chronic illnesses and diseases. Who gains from these processed foods? The food industry who profits! Who pays the big price with ill health from consuming unnatural, chemically laden foods? The consumers!!! Let’s smell the coffee and go back to eating natural and fresh foods; foods as nature provided or created them.

And let’s also remember moderation in all things is important.


hemp seeds and its health benefits
28 Nov

HEMP SEEDS AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

Hemp seeds belong to a group of foods called superfoods. Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are especially beneficial for health and well-being. 

Hemp seeds do not cause any psychotropic effects even though it’s botanically related to the drug/medicinal varieties of cannabis( cannabis sativa)  marijuana plant.

However it contains just a little of the THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol) which causes the high. Hemp seeds have the right balanced ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, vitamins A, D, E and many of the B vitamins. It’s rich in sodium. Calcium, dietary fibre and iron. Don’t ignore and miss the nutritional  health benefits of hemp seeds which include balancing hormones, improving digestion and metabolism .

These seeds are actually a perfect protein because as they contain all the 20 amino acids and even the 9 essential ones the body can’t produce. They are rich in both types of fibre. It’s one of the food items in which you get the right balance of 3:1 of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are very important in cardiovascular health, reducing inflammation thus fighting arthritis. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals like: Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5 ,   B6, D , E. Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, zinc.

Hemp seeds are also rich in GLA – gamma linolenic acid, a powerful anti cancer substance. Other sources of GLA include primrose oil and borage oil.

Health benefits of hemp seeds:

  • Hemp contains lots of plant sterols and antioxidants that can help reduce risk of colon, breast and prostrate cancers.

 

  • They help control sugar levels as it contains healthy days that help in the quick absorption of glucose from the blood

 

  • Hemp seeds are natural appetite suppressants hence help with weight loss. Adding about 4 tablespoons to your breakfast cereal or smoothie will keep you full.

 

  • They promote digestive health as it high in both soluble and insoluble fibre.

 

  • They have powerful anti inflammatory properties thus helps people with arthritis.

 

This talked about seeds are beneficial to skin, hair and nails, you find them in a lot of health and beauty products. I’m not a fan of a lot of chemicals added to these beauty products.  Look out as we hope to produce our own fedora natural and chemical free hair products with pure hemp seeds and oil. Hemp seed oil is great for treating psoriasis and eczema.

It’s been researched and found that the THC in hemp seeds can stop and possibly reverse glioblastoma multiforme- a deadly form of brain cancer( the British journal of cancer). The journal of breast cancer research and treatment confirmed the THC in hemp seeds improved advanced stage breast cancer. Researchers from the university of Rostock in Germany discovered it’s benefits for lung cancer. Hence, consuming hemp seeds can be part of a healthy anti-cancer diet and natural health treatment plan. Also, they are great for cardiovascular health.

How to use hemp seeds

  1. You can sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons on your oats and salads. I do that.
  2. It can be used to make hemp milk and you can have that instead of dairy milk by taking a 1:4 ratio of hemp seeds with water, you could add honey to taste, blend and serve it. You can then refrigerate.
  3. Add a few spoons to your smoothies.
  4. You can add to yoghurt and smoothies: I do this and add other seeds like chia, sesame seeds and fruit. This makes them the food very nutrient dense
  5. It can be added to your chia seed pudding or jelly
  6. Add to homemade salad dressing
  7. Use to make energy bars. Our energy bars are nutrient dense , loaded with seeds and nuts, no sugar or chemicals and very filling.

Bone Broth Benefits
19 Nov

HOW BONE BROTH OPTIMISES YOUR HEALTH

So what exactly is bone broth ?

It’s a traditional nourishing health boosting food that is dads by simmering bones over a number of hours in a slow cooker . It’s loaded with collagen, keratin, vitamins and minerals . This simmering of the bones with vegetables causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine that transform health. This broth is simply nutrient dense!!!  Bone broth is loaded with minerals like calcium, magnesium , silicone,sulphur, phosphorous   in the natural form that the body can easily absorb. It also contains glucosamine and  chondroitin sulphate in the natural form which helps to reduce the inflammation in joints and the pain. It’s a great source of gelatin which is a valuable amino acid  , and acts as a soft cushion between bones. The gelatin provides building blocks for the bones

Bone broth is one of the most healing diet staples . Bone broth has the following advantages:

Promotes gut health. Let’s not forget that about 70% of the immune system is located in the gut area. It’s gut promoting health included  treating leaky gut syndrome. It helps the growth of good bacteria in the gut  called probiotics. . This has been documented in the journal of gastroenterology

It protects the joints as its one of the best sources of natural collagen and this helps restore the worn out cartilage

It supports the immune system as it restores gut health

It boosts detoxification because it helps the digestive system expel waste and promotes the livers ability to detoxify. It contains potassium which in combination with glycine supports both cellular and liver detoxification especially when you use sulphur rich vegetables like garlic and herbs

It’s helps maintain healthy skin including removing cellulite. It helps reduce the visible signs of aging

It can be used to overcome intolerances and allergies

The amino acids in bone broth aid metabolic functions in the body 

It’s also rich in arginine which plays a role in breaking down nitric oxide and thus aiding health circulation

Here are six key nutritional compounds found in bone broth:

  1. Glycosaminohlycans
  2. Glucosamine
  3. Hyaluronic acid
  4. Chondroitin sulphate
  5. Minerals and electrolytes 
  6. Collagen

If you want to buy these in supplement form , they are very expensive

You can’t go wrong with this nutrient dense healing broth

Óla herbs and greens makes healthy and fresh  bone broth, so call and order yours today on 08119488927


Sugar over-consumption
4 Nov

HEALTH HAZARDS OF SUGAR CONSUMPTION

Is sugar harmful really? That’s the big question I’m looking into in this article.
Let’s first define sugar so we can get a better understanding:
Sugar belongs to the food group called carbohydrates which are responsible for providing the body with energy.

There are different types of sugars. For example:

1.) Sucrose which is known as table sugar and is actually the subject of this article.
2.) Glucose which is the major fuel for the body cells.
3.) Fructose which is from fruits.
4.) Galactose which is found in animals.
5.) Lactose which is from milk.

 

Many foods are converted to glucose in the body; and, the glucose in the blood is called Blood Glucose.

 

When you consume sugar or regular carbohydrates and it’s digested, as a result, glucose is released, absorbed from the alimentary canal into the bloodstream. Hence, the rise in blood glucose. Immediately, there’s an outflow of hormones which include insulin from the pancreas into the bloodstream to lower glucose levels which helps convert the monosaccharide called glucose into a polysaccharide called Glycogen as a result.

 

This glycogen is the stored in the liver and muscles for future use when blood glucose levels run low. When the levels in liver and muscles are too high then it’s stored as Fat.

 

Sucrose (table sugar) is a disaccharide which is made up of one unit each of fructose and glucose. It’s actually the fructose part that’s responsible for the numerous undesirable and harmful effects on our health.

 

Unfortunately, the consumption of sucrose over the years has increased therfore increasing the rate people develop many diseases. The more you consume  the more you open your body to a range of chronic illnesses such as; Diabetes, Arthritis, High blood pressure, High cholesterol levels, Cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases and the dreads Cancer. Yes, cancer loves and feeds on sugar.

 

Sugar isn’t just that simple attractive sweet, it actually has unique effects on the body that’s different from other carbohydrates. Though sugar is a carbohydrate, it’s totally different from eating starch which is another type of carbohydrate. Unfortunately, it seems to have found its sneaky way into almost all man-made and processed foods.

 

Human beings don’t physiologically require sugar, as nutritional needs can be met in full in our diets without taking a single spoon of white, brown or raw sugar. Secondly, if only people knew a small fraction of the effects of sucrose, they wouldn’t touch it.

 

 

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF SUGAR:
  • Adds calories but no nutrients hence called empty calories.

 

  • Very bad for the teeth.

 

  • It’s high in fructose and this high amount can overload the liver as fructose can only be broken down by the liver and can thus lead to liver overload. This can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

 

  • It can cause insulin resistance which is a stepping stone towards metabolic syndrome and diabetes
    Insulin is one of the key hormones in regulating cell growth, thus having a constantly elevated level of insulin as a result of high sugar consumption  can contribute to cancer.

 

  • Sucrose is very inflammatory in the body; hence, leads to a lot of inflammatory diseases like arthritis and cancer.

 

  • It has fat promoting tendencies. Fructose doesn’t make you feel full or satiated as glucose would do hence, you just continue consuming it.

 

  • It’s very addictive, almost like cocaine.

 

  • Leads to obesity.

 

  • It raises cholesterol levels especially LDL (the bad one) and causes it’s oxidation. Also, it raises triglycerides, the dense LDL and the oxidised LDL, decreases good cholesterol HDL, abdominal obesity which are major risk factors in heart disease and not saturated fats.

 

 

  • Lowers Vitamin E levels.

 

  • Causes hyperactivity in children.

 

  • Leads to kidney and gallstones.

 

  • Promotes chronic degenerative diseases.

 

  • Causes cataracts and nearsightedness.

 

  • Contributes to osteoporosis (a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue).

 

  • Paralyses 50% of the immune system for up to  4 hours.

 

  • It increases the frequency of candida infection and attacks.

 

 

 

COMMON FOODS THAT ARE LOADED WITH SUGAR INCLUDE:

The so called healthy “fat-free yoghurt”, and also, energy bars, savoury foods such as ketchup, salad dressings, pasta sauce.

 

A small paper cup of a popular soft drink contains 22 sachets of sugar. The larger cup contains about 44 sachets. Almost all processed foods are loaded with sugar. About 74% of it is hiding in packaged foods. Most breakfast cereals are just sugar coated with a few grains of wheat or rice or corn.

 

There are about 61 different names for sugar hidden by manufacturers in foods:
Barley malt, dextrose, maltose, rice syrup , malt syrup , high fructose corn syrup , beet sugar, cane juice crystals, caramel, corn sweetener, corn syrup , diastase, ethyl maltol, golden syrup, maltodextrin, panela (raspadura) etc.

 

Fructose in fruits is still fructose, so, there’s a need to monitor how much very sweet fruits you consume.

Pineapple, watermelon are quite sweet.
Sugar can be deadly, especially with the rise in consumption over the years and the proportionate rise in chronic illnesses.

In conclusion, knowing how damaging sugar is to our health, shouldn’t we be careful about consumption?


Dongoyaro (Neem) Benefits
24 Oct

NEEM TREE (DONGOYARO) AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

I came across neem tree (Dongoyaro) just by accident during my times of studying and researching and I was dazed by its numerous health benefits.

Neem tree (also known as Dongoyaro) has a wide range of health benefits apart from being used as an anti-malarial.

The leaves, flowers, fruit, oil, twigs and seeds are packed with health benefits.

It’s actually called “THE TREE OF LIFE”. It can be used both internally and externally from helping digestive problem to combating and healing skin problems.

 

Why Neem (Dongoyaro) Rocks!
1.) Neem (Dongoyaro) is a powerful mosquito/insect repellent. A mixture in the ratio of 1:1 of neem oil with coconut oil can be applied to the skin to fend off mosquitoes. It’s very safe on the skin.

We have a product in our Fedora organic brands called “BUGS BE GONE” that contains neem oil that can be sprayed onto the body and then rubbed in.
2) The oil can also be used to get rid of head lice . And unlike the regular head lice treatments which are chemical laden, neem oil is totally natural and safe. It won’t trigger asthma attacks as some chemical based ones do. You can add it to shampoo or just apply the oil in the hair overnight and then wash off.
3.) Dongoyaro can be used to get off fleas and ticks on dogs and cats.
4.) Dongoyaro oil can be used in spray form to protect your precious garden from pests.
5.) Both the oil and the twigs can be used in dental health. The twigs can be used to brush teeth as chewing sticks . The oil can be used to make toothpaste and mouthwashes.
6.) Neem flower juice can be used to get rid of belly fat and in weight loss. A mixture of the flower with honey and lemon would do the trick.
7.) Neem leaves have been researched and found to contain glycoproteins called NEEM LEAF GLYCOPROTEINS (NLGP). The juice has been found to be a powerful anti-cancer agent when injected around the tumor areas.
8.) Neem leaves and oils can be used as powerful antiparasitic, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial agents. The powder can be mixed with water or honey or lemon to form a paste which could be applied to warts, cold sores, and herpes.
9.) Because neem has powerful antiviral properties, it helps to remove toxins; hence, reducing the burden on the liver. It can thus be used to treat hepatitis.
10.) Neem (Dongoyaro) helps control blood sugar. It improves the sensitivity of insulin receptors. Good for diabetics.
11.) Neem (Dongoyaro) has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it useful in treating skin problems. I’ve treated clients with the oil and the results were amazing . Also, the powder can be made into a paste (either with water, lemon, honey or even coconut oil) and applied to the skin. We have our amazing fedora Neem facial scrub!!! You can also mix neem oil with coconut oil and apply to arthritic joints.
12.) Neem (Dongoyaro)is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals . It’s a powerful immune booster.

 

For your 100% pure Neem powder produced by óla herbs and greens and 100% pure unadulterated neem oil, contact us on +2348119488927.


Tumeric and its health benefits
13 Oct

TURMERIC AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

Turmeric is from the plant Curcuma Longa and its active ingredient is curcumin. This is a phytochemical. It’s one of the primary ingredients in the curry powders we buy. It’s used in butter, Pickles, fruit drinks etc and also used as a dye.

 

Apart from its use in foods, it’s been discovered to have many health boosting benefits:

  • It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It has both antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  • It’s a powerful immune booster.
  • It’s rich in antioxidants that aid the body in fighting cancer , heart failure, cataracts, dementia and cancer.
  • It lowers cholesterol levels and prevents the oxidation of cholesterol hence protecting against plaque formation in arteries.
  • It reduces arthritic pain.
  • It’s good at stopping pre-cancerous changes within DNA.
  • It interferes with enzymes necessary for cancer progression.
  • It prevents toxic compounds from reaching or reacting with body tissues.
  • It protects the liver from toxins.
  • It has been found to reduce the spread of HIV in the laboratory.
  • It’s been used in Ayurvedic practice for body cleansing.

 

However, it’s not readily absorbed in the body so you need to mix it with ginger or black pepper or oil like coconut milk.

People on warfarin should be careful with their consumption and people with biliary tract obstruction as it stimulates bile secretion and acts as a blood thinner.
Turmeric is a powerful phytochemical you should add to your diet. Why don’t you start today?


6 Oct

Commercial And Conventional Toothpaste: How Safe Are They?

There are a number of ingredients or chemicals found in present day commercial toothpaste that are unsafe for the body.

 

1.) Triclosan

This is a toxin, chemical ingredient which is a germ killer that also has anti-bacterial activity . It’d also found in pesticides, mouthwashes , anti-bacterial hand washes and gels, soaps and deodorants . It’s found in the urine of people who use toiletries that contain Triclosan . It belongs to a group of chemicals that are suspected to cause cancer in humans (carcinogenic ). The US EPA is currently reviewing its use – 2015 . An October 2015 of pubmed database validates these concerns

What are the dangers of Triclosan?

It’s stored in the fat of the body and it suppresses immune function . Toxic levels can be damaging to the kidneys, liver, and lungs.

 


2.) Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs)


Is a dispersant and binds water hence making the skin more open or permeable to noxious substances like bromide and chloride which can be allergenic and carcinogenic.

 


3.) 
Fluoride


This is used in rat and cockroach poison . It’s a highly toxic chemical. Yes, fluoride is a poison!!! More poisonous than Lead and just a little less poisonous than arsenic. That’s why the FDA mandates that a warning be placed on all fluoride-containing toothpaste. The warning is : “Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age” and if more than a pea sized amount is swallowed “Get medical help or contact a Poison ControlCentre right away”.


If fluoride is absorbed into teeth while brushing why won’t it be absorbed by the mucous membranes? Ordinarily fluoride is treated as a toxic waste.


Dr George Meinig states that fluoride actually makes teeth softer. Conventional fluoridated toothpaste contains 1,000ppm of fluoride which damage the gum by destroying enzyme activity.

 

 

4.) Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
This is a surfactant that causes the foaming in toothpastes, soaps , shampoos and other toiletries . SLS is very toxic to the gums. Can cause inflamed and bleeding gums . It caused recurrence of aphthous ulcers.

 

 

5.) Sorbitol

Which is carcinogenic with prolonged use. It’s used as a sweetener.

 

6.) Aluminnium

Which has been implicated in cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

I use a herbal toothpaste that doesn’t contain any of these items. For more information, contact me on +2349098260067


12 Jan

DIM: A powerful Anti-Cancer Phytonutrient

Today, I would like to write about this phytonutrient called DIM. DIM is the abbreviation for DIINDOLYLMETHANE. This powerful phytonutrient can be found in the cruciferous family which includes broccoli, cauliflower , Brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage, turnips,kohlrabi and bok choy.
DIM is not an estrogen or a hormone but it has a powerful hormonal balancing effect in both male and females.

 

 

How does it work?
It’s specialized metabolic pathway overlaps with the pathway needed for healthy estrogen metabolism thereby preventing and arresting breast cancer especially hormonal breast cancer, by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advanced breast cancer.

It stops breast cancer through hormone modulation .

It is the ONLY PHYTONUTRIENT that is able to modify Estrogen Metabolism in the direction of the 2-OH Estrogen Pathway. 16-OH is the bad pathway!
DIM Increases the production of 2-OH by 75% and decreases the 16-OH METABOLITE by 50%. This creates the proper balance of estrogen to estrone which is needed to halt and prevent re-occurrence of breast cancer.
DIM has no inherent estrogen activity . It just balances the natural response to estrogen at the specialized receptor molecules in the body . It promotes healthy metabolic and enzymatic pathways for estrogen so that there is no DNA damage and oxidation that would spur the growth of estrogen-sensitive cancers.

Estrogen-sensitive cancers include; breast, prostate, cervical and ovarian cancers. It’s been discovered that the 16-OH METABOLITE causes mutations and abnormal growth that causes cervical dysphasia a precursor to cervical cancers and it increases the risk of breast cancer

 

 

What are the other health benefits of DIM?
It is a natural Aromatase Inhibitor . The enzyme Aromatase is involved in the production of estrogen. In menopausal women, estrogen is mainly produced by this enzyme. The chemical or drug equivalent for this action of DIM is a drug called AROMASIN. So DIM is natures AROMASIN.
DIM is cardioprotective because of the -2-OH METABOLITE that is responsible for heart health.
DIM is a powerful ANTI-OXIDANT thus protects the brain.
DIM slows down the production of PSA.
DIM supports immune function.
DIM prevents oxidation of LDL that would lead to clogged arteries.
DIM regulates cell growth.
DIM gets rid of bad and damaged cells.
DIM supports apoptosis which is the process of programmed cell death in which damaged cells( that could turn cancerous) are naturally eliminated from the body.
DIM controls viral infections.
DIM also chokes off the blood supply from tumours . Research shows that DIM is able to stop tumours from completing ANGIOGENESIS (the process whereby cancers create their own blood supply).
DIM also increases the oxygen levels in tumour cells and it’s a known fact that oxygen is the enemy if cancer
*cancer can only grow or thrive in cells that are suffocating from lack of oxygen ( ref: biochemical pharmacology journal May 2008).
DIM Helps men reduce the conversion of testosterone to estrogen which usually results as men getting older, hence it acts as a natural viagra. As it reduces this conversion to estrogen in men , DIM reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
It takes care of erectile dysfunction.
It’s been discovered that pot-bellied men who take DIM, may find their pot bellies receding (www.sciencedaily.com/releasing/2008/12).
DIM is effective against HER-2 cancers- February 2008 molecular therapeutics.
DIM halts invasion and metastasis of cancer cells – March 28,2008 cancer letter.
DIM is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent . It inhibits the release of pro-inflammatory mediators in macrophages – January 2008 journal of nutrition.

Dr. Scott Rollins MD, founder and medical director at integrative medical centre of West Colorado states:
Lower your risk of cancer and help lose weight and build muscle. All remarkable benefits of a simple food supplement called DIM”.
DIM can stimulate the breakdown of fat while encouraging muscle development.
I would say DIM IS a must have daily supplement; Here’s to your health!


12 Jan

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth. I tend to use coconut oil. It is also known as KAVALA or GUNDUSHA. It is a good form of detox. It is usually done for about 20 minutes. You could start off doing 5 -10 minutes and gradually increase to 20 – 30 minutes. Swish the oil around and between your teeth.

This must be done on an empty stomach if you want the detox to be faster and more effective. It must also be done slowly. As with every good habit in life, consistency is key. Oil pulling must become a consistent habit, daily, for good results. It can also be done up to 3 times daily. The oil must not be swallowed as it would have become loaded with bacteria and toxins, it should be spat out into the toilet and not the sink so the oil doesn’t block the sink. At the time the oil is spat out, it should have become a white, thick foam. If the oil is clean or yellow at the time it is spat out, it indicates the oil pulling process wasn’t well done.

After oil pulling, rinse out mouth with salt water. I use organic pink Himalayan salt, it is also what I use in cooking. You can then brush your teeth as usual. It is a good idea to drink one or two cups of lukewarm water after.

 

Oils that can be used for oil pulling are:
I. Coconut oil
2. Sesame seed oil
3. Olive oil
4. Macadamia nut oil

It is also a good idea to change the type of oil used. This renews the potency of oil pulling.

 

How Does it Work?
1. The oil dissolves plaque and tartar hence the teeth become whiter.
2. Bacteria from the mouth get pulled off by the oil.
3. The mucus in the mouth dissolves in the oil because it is oil soluble. I have suffered from sinus issues for years and every day whilst oil pulling, my sinuses are drained of mucus. It works!!!
4. The oil used infuses the body with EFAS – Essential Fatty Acids. This is done sublingually (i.e under the tongue as you swish around). The EFAS bypass the gastric juices of the stomach because it’s absorbed SIL and goes straight into the bloodstream. The EFA’s omega-3 and omega-9 are very good for the skin. People who have had skin problems testified that it cleared up with their consistent oil pulling habits. It helps to clear up acne, dandruff etc.

 

Oil pulling is a good remedy for a number of ailments like
1. Allergies
2. Gingivitis – there have been testimonies of people who have overcome gingivitis after I taught them about oil pulling.
3. Gum disease
4. Skin disorders
5. Arthritis – bacteria that triggers arthritis are removed during oil pulling.

I have been practising oil pulling for a few years now and I have experienced so many benefits. I can’t go a day without oil pulling anymore.

I challenge you to start up a new and healthy habit – oil pulling!!! Reduce the number of trips you and your family make to the dentists. You can begin by using our newly stocked Ma Devlin’s extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil. 500ml bottles sold at a very affordable price.