Sunday, May 31, 2009

Benefits of Himalayan Salts

fits of Himalayan SaltsAuthor: Juliet Cohen

Himalayan Salt is condensated by hand from the deepest and farthest levels of the mines, located in the biggest salt range of the world. The salt range is located at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Himalayan salt contains all the minerals and trace elements of which our bodies are made. The Himalayan Salt comes in transparent, whitish, reddish or pinkish color and can be found on Salt Mountain and comes together where there is adequate pressure for it to form into a perfect crystalline constitution.Natural salt is crucial for maintaining vital functions in the body. Himalayan salt has no preservatives or additives.

Himalayan salt is the cleanest salt accessible on the planet to present extraordinary health benefits. Himalayan stone salt is pristine and normal. It consists of the almost ideal geometric system potential in stone crystals. The outcome of millions of years of compression under the Earth’s surface. Its has exact mesh with our system's inner workings. Himalayan stone salt can be consumed as a mineral water by dissolving in water, dissolved in a warm tub for a robust drench and detox, or it can be place it on your nutrient or in cooking, instead of the basic board salt. All of these things assist to preserve the bodies normal equilibrium.

Table salt however is primarily sodium chloride with accumulative and consumed in excess which is very easy to do with today's lifestyle, when used in excess is detrimental to health and generally not recommended by doctors to be added to food.As most foods contain enough salt. Himalayan crystal salt is suitable for those who require a low sodium diet or those who want to enhance their health with a healthier alternative rich in minerals. Himalayan salt and water (sole) will help detox the body and balance the bodies pH. Eating common table salt results in the formation of edema, or excess fluid in the body tissue, which is also the cause of cellulite.

It allows for best food concentration in the intestinal parcel and it promotes respiratory and sinus health. It is too used to comfort menstrual cramps, strengthens our bones, helps heal insomnia, boosts libido, and encourages vascular health. In combination with water, it regulates our blood force. Himalayan Salt is however pre-pollution and without environmental influence. It is indistinguishable in minerals to the old primordial sea with all the minerals and retrace elements our system needs. These normal minerals are indistinguishable to the minerals, which our bodies have evolved with and are too earlier establish existing in the primordial sea.

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Juliet Cohen writes articles for Health Problems. She also writes articles for Blackheads and Melasma.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Slowcooker Recipes for Easy, Tasty, and Economical Meals

Author: Linda Wilson

Busy lives! Aren't we all busy, busy, busy? Bring out the crockpot or slow cooker and you can
make some tasty, economical meals for your family and cut down your kitchen time too. For these recipes, all you have to do is add a salad, perhaps a bread, and you've got dinner. Dessert can be elaborate or as simple as sugar-free cookies or a bowl of sugar-free ice cream.


This recipe requires a 4-quart slowcooker for best results.

Approximately 3 lb boneless pork loin roast, trim off fat

1 large garlic clove, sliced

5 medium potatoes, washed, cubed, unpeeled

1 large onion, sliced

3/4 cup water (or tomato juice, if desired)

1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp cold water

Make slits in roast in insert slices of garlic. Place roast under broiler to brown. Put potatoes in slow cooker. Add 1/2 the onion slices. Place roast atop vegetables and cover with remaining onions. Combine water or juice with soy sauce and pour over roast. Place lid on slowcooker and cook on low about 8 hours. When ready to serve, remove roast and vegetables from cooker. Combine cornstarch and cold water. Add to the liquid in the slow cooker. Turn cooker to high until liquid is thickened. Slice meat and serve thickened liquid over the meat and vegetables.

This recipe has a few more protein grams than carbs so it is excellent for diabetics who want to enjoy some good old "meat and potatoes".


1 medium onion, chopped

1 1/4 lbs 90% lean ground beef

6 medium potatoes, unpeeled, sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

16 oz can kidney beans

15 oz can diced tomatoes

2 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, rinse with hot water and drain. Mix flour into diced tomatoes, stir until flour is smooth.

Layer into slow cooker in the following order; onion, beef, potatoes, garlic and beans. Pour tomatoes over all and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or until potatoes are tender.

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A grandmother with diabetes along with other autoimmune diseases, Linda likes to share with others what she has learned about dealing with her health issues. For more of her writings and recipes, go to her website at

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ask Environmental Working Group: What is Fragrance?

Manufacturers of personal care products, household cleaners, candles, and air fresheners don't have to disclose what chemicals make up their "fragrance"--that's all they have to list on the label. Jovana explains what chemicals "fragrance" may stand for, and why to avoid products with "fragrance" in them.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What Are The Benefits Of Flax Seed Oil?

The Benefits Of Flax Seed Oil?Author: Vincent Abrugar

Flax seed oil has a history rich with treatments and is believed to help in the prevention of certain illnesses. Flax seed oil is sold as a liquid, but must remain refrigerated at all times. Recent research studies have indicated that flaxseed oil may help to reduce high blood pressure, lessen high cholesterol and is currently being evaluated for its potential to prevent cancer.

The key to Flax seed oil and its healthy benefits is that of essential fatty acids, which are especially valuable since the body needs them in order to function properly. The body, however, is unable to manufacture essential fatty acids on it's own and receives benefits from products containing such ingredients. One such benefit is derived from one of the essential fatty acids found in flax seed oil, which is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease and various other ailments.

Flax seed oil also provides a rich source of lignans, which are believed to possibly prevent certain types of cancer and help to fight against certain infections, including bacterial, viral, etc. Among its specific benefits, flax seed oil is thought to aid in the reduction of high cholesterol, control high blood pressure and protect against heart disease. Certain studies have shown that lowering cholesterol may also reduce the risk of heart disease.

Flax seed oil is believed to aid in the inflammation resulting from gout, which often presents itself with sudden and severe joint pain or swelling. By reducing the discomfort of these symptoms, the individual may find relief from the sudden onset of gout. Because flax seed oil is a fiber product, it is often associated with relieving constipation and may even ease an upset stomach.

With its many believed benefits on the inside, flax seed oil is thought to promote many cosmetic improvements as well. In addition to the treatment of acne, eczema and sunburns, flax seed oil is also believed to promote healthy hair and nails. The lignans found in flax seed oil are also thought to protect against various aging effects and a variety of other ailments. Flax seed oil is also believed to help soften dry skin when applied externally to the affected area, but may also prove beneficial for aching or injured skin.

While flax seed is believed to be safe in general, there are potential risks that consumers should consider. As is the case with many ingredients and treatment products, there have been serious allergic reactions that have been reported by flax seed users. In addition, individuals who are already taking any type of medication must consult a physician before using flax seed or flax seed oil, which may interfere with the effects of other medicine. There are certain individuals who should consider avoiding flax seed and flax seed oil altogether, including women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. In addition, flax seed may be dangerous for anyone with a history of certain types of cancer or diabetes and other specific ailments.

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About the Author:Vincent Abrugar is the webmaster of a website about flax seed and flax seed oil information.