• 5 amazing health benefits of fruits on your skin and hair

    1. Banana:
    Banana is extremely nourishing for the skin, because it contains Vitamins B and C and is a rich source of potassium. In fact, potassium helps to soften the skin. It also tightens and tones the skin. Bananas can be made into a pulp and applied on the skin, or added to face packs.

    2. Apples:
    Apples are wonderful skin toners, helping to tighten the skin and stimulate blood circulation to the skin surface. Apples also have anti-oxidant properties. Raw apple pulp or apple juice can be applied on the skin daily. Apple cider vinegar has great benefits for the hair, helping to restore the normal balance of the scalp and preventing scalp problems, including dandruff.

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    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

    1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

    2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

    3.. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

    4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

    5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

    6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

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    A friend of mine was horrified last week when her 14 year-old niece told her that peeing after s$x could prevent pregnancy. They argued for a bit until her niece triumphantly said that she had proof because she has been peeing after unprotected s*x with her boyfriend for months and she isn’t pregnant. So there!

    The niece was promptly marched off to the doctor for a firm conversation about s$x, contraception and safety, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just write that off as one spectacularly misinformed kid? Don’t you wish we could confidently tell ourselves that most 14 year-olds aren’t sexually active and even if they were, they would know more than my friend’s niece?

    Well we can’t. I’ve known my friend’s niece for years. She’s at a good school, has loving (if very conservative) parents and should know better.

    That she didn’t is not nearly as unusual as we might think.

    About one quarter of kids in year 10 are sexually active, by the time they reach year 12 that figure doubles. Less than half of those kids are using condoms. More than half are sexually active for at least a year before they visit a doctor to talk about contraception. I could fill several pages with terrifying statistics, but I think you probably get the general idea: teenagers are having s$x and they are not doing it safely.

    Catherine Manning is the CEO of Melbourne’s SEED (Self-Esteem,Education and Development), and regularly facilitates workshops with teenagers on sexuality and consent. She was saddened but not shocked when I recounted my friend’s conversation with her niece. She told me that she has often heard such claims from young teenagers.

    “Kids don’t have the level of understanding about s&x and sexuality that we imagine they do. Schools and parents seem to think that teenagers are much more aware of this stuff than they actually are, that they can find it on the internet and don’t need to have those conversations with adults. It’s simply not true. The information is certainly there, and sites like Birdee are great resource, but kids don’t go looking for the information until something goes wrong. By then the horse has bolted. Schools are teaching the mechanics, or at least they’re supposed to, but clearly the message isn’t getting through to everyone.”

    School curriculums vary across all the states and territories in Australia, but most schools are supposed to at least teach the basics about sex. Parental consent is required in some states, which presents the horrifying possibility that the kids least likely to receive sex-ed at home are prevented from learning about it at school.

    But, as my friend and Catherine Manning found out, even the kids who are present in s&x-ed classes are not learning even the most basic information, let alone the more complex stuff about consent, respect, enjoyment and protection from disease.

    I’ve had those awkward conversations with my own kids (the one that really stands out is my nine year-old asking me what oral sx was. I told her and she didn’t believe me; we’re both still scarred by that conversation).

    I’m fairly confident they understand how it all works, but I probably need to go back and check. Because I’m also guilty of complacency. I mean, I’m knowledgeable, articulate and write regularly about feminist issues, so of course my kids know all that stuff, right?

    But now I think about it, we haven’t talked a lot about it over the last few years. What have they been told by their friends since then? How much of what I told them do they remember? How much do they think I got wrong? How much of the stuff that is really important did they dismiss as things that don’t matter?

    And the most frightening questions of all: Are they doing something that could endanger them because they don’t know all the things they should know?

    And will they tell me about it if they are?



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  • 25 Health Benefits of Lemon

    1. Lemon being a citrus fruit fights against infection. It helps in production of WBC's and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading microorganism and prevents infection.

    2. Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

    3. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) 

    4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. They prevent faulty metabolism in the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic. Also blocks the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.

    5. Lemon juice is said to give a glow to the skin.

    6. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water are believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.

    7. The skin of lemon dried under the sun and then ground to make powder can be applied to the hair for a few minutes before bath which relieves head ache and cools the body.

    8. Applying lemon juice to acne dries the existing ones and prevents from getting more.

    9. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightner and skin bleach which reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of chemical allergic reactions which is common with hair dyes and bleaches.

    10. Lemon juice is given to relieve gingivitis, stomatitis, and inflammation of the tongue.

    11. Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold.

    12. Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract infection and gonorrhea.

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  • 14 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should Never Put In Your Mouth Again


    The American Institute for Cancer states on their website, “Research has shown that most cancers can be prevented. Scientists now estimate that 60 percent to 70 percent of

    cancers are all preventable through currently available information and simple changes in diet and lifestyle.” With that encouraging statement in mind, this article addresses changes you can make in your day to day dietary lifestyle that will not only improve your health, but help you to avoid toxins that can increase your chance of cancer

    1.BPA lined cans- This ingredient found in hard plastics and resins is used to coat metal cans. Laboratory studies in cells and animals have linked BPA to cancer, infertility, diabetes and obesity. Unless a canned item is labelled BPA free, it’s likely to contain bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA can also be found in numerous plastic products and dental composites.

    2.Cured and Smoked Foods- Nitrates and nitrites act as preservatives to prevent food from spoiling, they also add color to meats. When cooked, nitrites and nitrates change into by-products called N-nitroso compounds, such as nitrosamines and nitrosamides. N-nitroso compounds are associated with an increased risk of cancer.

    3.Farmed Fish- According to Food and Water Watch, farmed fish contain higher levels of chemical pollutants than wild fish, including PCB’s a known carcinogen. Due to overcrowding in fish farms, fish are more susceptible to disease increasing the use of antibiotic use. They are also more susceptible to sea lice, which means they are also treated with pesticides.

    4.GMOs– Sadly GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) have infiltrated our food supply at an alarming rate. GMO foods should be avoiding. Look for GMO free labels on foods. To learn more about GMOS and their health risks go to: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-education

    5.Grilled Meat- Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, are produced through certain types of combustion, such as the burning of coal or wood. An additional problem is created when fat from meat drips onto a fire, creating   a flare up and smoke, this allows the PAHs yo affix themselves to the food you’re cooking increasing your risk for carcinogenic exposure.

    6.Hydrogenated Oils- Hydrogenated oils, also known as trans- fats are a man-made product. These oils have a chemical structure that has been altered to prevent the product from going rancid in order to increase their shelf life. The Harvard School of Public Health notes that trans fats promote immune system over-activity and inflammation and are linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among other chronic diseases. In addition to being chemically extracted from their source, chemicals are also used to mask the odor and change the taste of the oil.

    7.Microwave Popcorn– These bags are lined with Perfluoroalkyls, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to prevent oil from soaking through the packaging. When heated, these chemicals leach into the popcorn; when ingested, they show up as blood contaminants. PFOA has been associated with tumors in animal organs (liver, pancreas, testicles and mammary glands in rats), and increases in prostate cancer in PFOA plant workers.

    8.Non Organic Fruits & Vegetables– Conventionally grown crops are grown with pesticides, herbicides and GMO seeds. All of which are hazardous to your health. To learn more about the hazards of eating conventionally grown food read EWG’s 2015 “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce” http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty_dozen_list.php

    9.Processed foods– Cured meats tend to be high in nitrites and nitrates, preservatives that can, in large amounts, potentially increase your risk of stomach and other cancers. Processed foods are generally full of white flours, sugars, oils, colors, flavorings and other unhealthy ingredients.

    10.Refined Sugars- Researchers have found links between sugar and numerous issues such as unhealthy levels of blood fats, low HDL levels, increased risk for heart disease, higher blood triglyceride levels, obesity, immune suppression, arthritis and a host of other ills. Cancer cells thrive on sugar.

    11.Soda/ Sports Drinks- There is no nutritional value in drinking soda or sports drinks. These drinks contain high fructose corn syrup, sugar, dyes, brominated vegetable oil (a flame retardant), aspartame and other chemicals. They rob your body of much needed vitamins and minerals.

    12.Soy Protein Isolate– 90-95 percent of U.S.-grown soybeans, used to create soy protein isolate, are “Roundup ready,” which means they have been genetically altered to withstand herbicides. According to the American Dietetic Association, soy protein isolates are known to contain anti-nutrients that can develop or delay the body’s ability to digest food and absorb the nutrients into the blood stream. Soy goes through a highly industrial manufacturing process of acid washing in aluminum tanks. Aluminum is highly toxic to the nervous system and kidneys

    13.Sugar- Cancer cells thrive on sugar and any food that converts to sugar, such as grains, pastas, carbs, breads and most fruits. So for those who are dealing with cancer, eliminating sugar is key. For those who are looking to maintain health, eating a balanced diet that includes fruit is not as big of an issue.

    14.White Flour- Commercially grown grains begin with seeds that are treated with fungicide. The plants are then sprayed with pesticides. They are harvested and stored in bins coated with insecticides. Which all increase your toxic load. Grains are then processed in high temperature, high speed rollers. Chlorine oxide in the form of a chlorine gas bath is used as a whitener, as well as an aging agent. What you end up with is a starch devoid of nutrients and full of toxins.

    source:  http://theheartysoul.com


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