Black grapes have many medicinal uses and have been used since centuries for therapeutic purposes. They are rich in flavonoids and polyphenols which have potent antioxidant, detoxifying and alkalizing properties.
Eat half a kilo of grapes daily with no other food, for three days. Afterwards you can have a glass of black grape juice with your normal diet. The swelling in the stomach lining will go, it’ll regain its health and will become strong and impervious to infections.


Gastritis means an abnormal inflammation in the stomach lining. It is caused by H. pylori infections or prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It can also result from chronic bile reflux, autoimmune disorders and anemia. The main symptoms are acute pain in the abdomen, nausea, excessive burping, vomiting and abdominal bloating.



Hydrochloric acid which is present in the digestive juices gets secreted in excessive quantities and begins to irritate and aggravate the condition so it is of the utmost importance to reduce the amounts of acids in the stomach. If left untreated, this condition can become chronic and lead to more serious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Tips To Cure Gastritis Naturally

Bottle Gourd

Bottle gourd is a natural healer and is used in treating a number of ailments and disorders.  Besides being very rich in essential minerals and proteins it is rich in antibiotic and anti-bilious properties too.
Its alkaline nature soothes the inflamed lining of the stomach and alleviates swelling. Every morning grate one medium sized bottle gourd and squeeze out its juice. Drink on an empty stomach. The acidic activity in the stomach will subside, bringing immediate and intense relief.

 


Pomegranate

Pomegranate is known as the anti aging fruit which keeps you young and healthy full of vigorous energy. It abounds in minerals and vitamin C which is most essential for healing.
It enhances the immune system and promotes antibiotic activity in the body. Drink two glasses of pomegranate juice everyday. The acid in the stomach will reduce and the inflammation will subside within days. Continuous intake will soon cure your gastritis and restore you to good health.





Scallions

Scallions are young and tender onions. They have abundant amounts of quercetin which is a flavonoid that has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Quercetin is said to be very effective in eradicating H. pylori bacteria which is the principal cause of gastritis.
Because of its antimicrobial properties onion is very successful in destroying all types of bacterial infections that cause gastritis. Chop the stems and the bulbs of the tender onions. You can eat them alone or mix them with your salad and eat.  Eat regularly twice a day as much as you can.




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Carrot Juice

Carrot is very nutritive and full of health giving benefits. Its essential oils and flavonoids have a number of therapeutic uses and are extremely rich in vitamin A. Its alkaline nature neutralizes the stomach acidity and has a cooling and softening effect on it. It promotes overall health and a feeling of well being. Drink two to three glasses of fresh carrot juice daily until fully recovered.



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Nutrional Value of Chlorophyll

 

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Nutrional Value of Chlorophyll | Chlorophyll is a super food which is packed with a range of powerful nutrients. It is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and beta carotene. Chlorophyll is rich in antioxidants, vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium and essential fatty acids.

 



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Red blood cells | Chlorophyll aids in restoring and replenishing the red blood cells. 
Chlorophyll works at molecular and cellular levels and has the ability to regenerate our body. Chlorophyll is rich in live enzymes which helps in cleansing of blood and enhances the ability of the blood to carry more oxygen. Chlorophyll is a blood builder and is also effective against anemia which is caused by the deficit of red blood cells in the body.
Cancer |
Chlorophyll is effective against cancer such as human colon cancer and stimulates the induction of apoptosis. It provides protection against a wide range of carcinogens present in the air, cooked meats and grains. Studies have made it evident that chlorophyll helps in restraining the gastrointestinal absorption of harmful toxins also known as aflatoxin in the body. Chlorophyll and its derivative chlorophyllin inhibit the metabolism of these procarcinogens which may impair the DNA and also lead to liver cancer and hepatitis. Further studies conducted in this regard have advocated the chemo preventive effects of chlorophyll attributing to its antimutagenic properties. Another research has shown the efficacy of dietary chlorophyll as a phytochemical compound in the reduction of tumorigenesis.

 
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Antioxidant | Chlorophyll possesses strong antioxidant capacity along with a significant amount of essential vitamins. These effective radical scavengers in chlorophyll help to neutralize harmful molecules and guard against the development of various diseases and damages caused as a consequence of oxidative stress caused by free radicals.

Arthritis |The anti-inflammatory properties of chlorophyll are beneficial for arthritis. Studies have shown that chlorophyll and its derivatives interfere with the growth of bacteria induced inflammation. This protective nature of chlorophyll makes it a potent ingredient for the preparation of phytomedicines for treating painful medical conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Detoxification | Chlorophyll has purifying qualities which helps in detoxification of the body. Abundance of oxygen and healthy flow of blood because of chlorophyll in the body encourages it to get rid of harmful impurities and toxins. Chlorophyll forms complexes with the mutagens and has the ability to bind and flush out the toxic chemicals and heavy metals such as mercury from the body.  This helps in the detoxifying and reviving the liver. It is also effective in reducing the harmful effects of radiations and helps eliminate pesticides and drug deposits from the body.

Anti-aging |  Chlorophyll helps in combating the effects of aging and supports in maintaining healthy tissues attributing to the richness of antioxidants and presence of magnesium. It stimulates the anti aging enzymes and encourages healthy and youthful skin. In addition to this, vitamin K present in chlorophyll clean and rejuvenates the adrenal glands and improves the adrenal functions in the body.


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Digestive health | Chlorophyll promotes healthy digestion by maintaining intestinal flora and stimulating the bowel movements. It acts as a natural drug to the intestinal tract and helps in the renewal of wounded bowel tissues. Diets which are deficient in green vegetables and include majorly red meat pose an enhanced risk of colon disorders. As per the research, chlorophyll facilitates colon cleansing by inhibiting the cytotoxicity induced by dietary heme and preventing the proliferation of colonocytes. It is effective in constipation and alleviates the discomfort caused by gas.

Insomnia | Chlorophyll has a calming effect on the nerves and is helpful in reducing the symptoms of insomnia, nervous irritability and general body fatigue.
Anti-microbial propertie | Chlorophyll has effective antimicrobial properties. Recent
studies have shown the healing effect of alkaline chlorophyll based solution in combating a medical condition called Candida albicans which is an infection caused by the overgrowth a kind of yeast called candida already present in small amounts in the human body.


 immunity | Chlorophyll aids in strengthening of the cell walls and overall immune system of the body attributing to its alkaline nature. Anaerobic bacteria which promote the development of diseases cannot survive in the alkaline environment offered by chlorophyll. Along with this, chlorophyll is an oxygenator which encourages body’s ability to fight diseases and boosts the energy levels and accelerates healing process.
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Deodorizing | Chlorophyll is a valued for its deodorizing properties. It is an effective remedy to combat bad breath and is used in mouthwashes. Poor digestive health is one of the major causes of bad breath. Chlorophyll performs dual action by eliminating the stink from mouth and throat and also stimulates digestive health by cleansing the colon and the blood stream. The deodorizing effect of chlorophyll is also effectual on stinking wounds. It is administered orally to the patients suffering from colostomies and metabolic disorders such as trimethylaminuria to reduce fecal and urinary odor. 


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Chlorophyll is a super wound healer. Studies have stated that topical usage of chlorophyll solutions is effective in the treatment of exposed wounds and burns. It helps in reducing local inflammation, strengthens the body tissues, aids in killing germs and improves the resistance of cells against infections. Chlorophyll prevents the growth of bacteria by disinfecting the environment and making it hostile for bacterial growth and speeds up healing. Chlorophyll therapy is also quite effective in the treatment of chronic varicose ulcers of the leg.
 
Magnesium  present in chlorophyll is a highly alkaline mineral. By maintaining the appropriate alkalinity and oxygen levels of the body, chlorophyll prevents development of thriving environment for the growth of pathogens. Magnesium present in chlorophyll also plays a vital role in maintaining cardiovascular health, functioning of kidney, muscles, liver and brain.
bones and muscles | Chlorophyll helps in the formation and maintenance of strong bones. The central atom of the chlorophyll molecule i.e. magnesium plays an important role in bone health along with other essential nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D. Magnesium in chlorophyll also contributes towards  muscle toning, contraction and relaxation.

Blood clotting | Chlorophyll  contains vitamin K which is vital for normal clotting of blood. It is used in naturopathy for the treatment of nose bleeds and for the females suffering from anemic conditions and heavy menstrual bleeding.

Kidney stones | Chlorophyll helps in preventing the formation of kidney stones. The vitamin K present in chlorophyll form essential compounds in the urine and aids in reducing the growth of calcium oxalate crystals.

Sinusitis | Chlorophyll is effective in the treatment of various respiratory infections and other conditions such as cold, rhinitis and sinusitis.

Pancreatitis |
Chlorophyll is administered intravenously by the healthcare professionals in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis. According to the research conducted in this regard, chlorophyll helps in relieving the fever and alleviates the abdominal pain and discomfort caused by pancreatitis without causing any side effects.

Dental |  Chlorophyll helps in the treatment of dental problems such as pyorrhea. It is utilized for curing the symptoms of oral infections and calming inflamed and bleeding gums.

Sources of chlorophyll It’s not very difficult to include chlorophyll in our daily diet as almost all green plants are rich in chlorophyll a and many vegetables which are a regular part of our food contain chlorophyll a as well as chlorophyll b. Consumption of veggies such as arugula, wheat grass, leeks, green beans and dark green leafy vegetables such as parsley, kale, garden cress, Swiss chards and spinach provide natural chlorophyll to the body. In addition to this, sprouts, blue green algae such as chlorella and spirulina are also good sources of chlorophyll. Overcooking of food tends to destroy its chlorophyll and magnesium content, eating raw or steamed veggies are best methods to get the maximum benefit.

In rare cases, overdose of
chlorophyll can lead to diarrhea, abdominal cramps and loose bowel movements. In such circumstances, it is advisable to seek medical intervention.
Chlorophyll enhances the energy levels and amplifies the state of general well being. Chlorophyll is also beneficial in obesity, diabetes, gastritis, hemorrhoids, asthma and skin disorders such as eczema. It helps in curing rashes and fighting skin infections. Consumption of chlorophyll prophylactically also averts the adverse effects of surgery and is advised to be administered before and after the surgeries. The magnesium content in chlorophyll aids in maintaining the blood flow in the body and sustains normal levels of blood pressure. Chlorophyll as a whole improves cellular growth and restores health and vivacity in the body.

 

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Borscht - A Russian beet soup. I love this soup and haven't make it yet this winter. I guess I need to do so soon while it's still soup weather.

Beets contain a high amount of phytonutrients that act as an anti-inflammatory and prevent diseases. The strongest anti-inflammatory potential include betanin, isobetanin, and vulgaxanthin. These are all betalains – that give beets their distinct red color.
In addition to betalain, beets are also a source of betaine, which is made from choline, B-complex vitamin. Choline plays an important role in regulating inflammation and lowers non-inflammatory markers, including some connected to cancer.



Beets have been studied in relation to heart disease and
type 2 diabetes prevention. Both conditions have been associated with chronic inflammation.
Beets are one of the best
15 herbs and foods to cleanse your blood as they protect your body from free radicals and stimulate the liver to eliminate more toxins out of your blood stream. Beets also can help to detox your liver.
If you cook beets for a prolonged amount of time, betalains get destroyed, SO it is recommended to keep beet steaming  15 for minutes or less, and roasting times under an hour.
Remember that consumption of beets can color your urine red or pink. This is usually a normal reaction to eating beets.

Medicinal use of beetroot goes back as far as ancient Rome. Also, Beets can help your body fight against leukemia and tumors.
Beetroot in particular is extraordinarily rich in unique disease-fighting and anti-cancer chemicals.
Beets also contain powerful health-promoting phytochemicals called betalains.
One of the most researched betalains in beets is called betanin. Betanin has outstanding
anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and detoxifying effects.
In addition to betalains, beets contain high levels of other important micronutrients such as:

  • Vitamin C
  • Farnesol
  • Rutin
  • Folate
  • Allantoin, a powerful alkaloid

Beets Don’t Just Fight Disease…They Promote HealthBeets are considered one of the most rejuvenating of all vegetables, with numerous proven benefits for virtually every system of the body.

  • The immune system
  • Bile secretion
  • Cold and flu
  • Anemia
  • New cell growth
  • Blood pressure
  • Remove toxins
  • Cellular oxygenation
  • Healthy nails, shiny hair and smoother skin
  • Detoxifying the liver, kidneys, and bladder
  • Constipation
  • Treating cancer






The ancient Romans enjoyed a daily glass of beetroot juice to maximize health in a multitude of ways. Since beetroot juice is so powerful, its use MUST be gradual. Start with very small quantities and increase over time. If you feeling unwell from beet juice that's a sign of “too much of a good thing,” as your body tries to flush out more toxins than your system can efficiently eliminate.
Mix beetroot juice with carrot, apple or cucumber. People with chronic liver or kidney problems must be especially careful about drinking raw beet juice. It should be taken only in very small doses, approximately 1/8 to 1/4 cup per day as a reasonable starting dose for beetroot juice.
Quick and easy option is to try freeze-dried beetroot, available in powdered form at some health food.

 

What is Kefir

 


Research suggests that a good digestion system can keep you from getting sick and a bad one can be the cause of allergies and disease. Research and many supporters of Kefir say that it can bring your digestive system back to good health, making strengthening your immune system and boosting your resistance to allergens.

Kefir is made from "grains" that do not look at all like a grain. Kefir grains are small, soft, cauliflower-looking living organisms. They could be as small as the head of a pin or several inches across. When added to milk, kefir grains actually begin to change the milk. Kefir is a culture, in some ways like yogurt, but unlike yogurt, you do not sterilize and heat milk before adding kefir. Kefir grains digest bad bacteria and leave in their place good bacteria. After sitting in milk for 24 hours, kefir grains are strained out (and used again). The resulting drink is tart and effervescent. It is thicker than milk, but not as thick as yogurt.

Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt: Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, and Streptococcus species to name a few. It also contains beneficial yeasts, which help balance the intestinal flora and destroy pathogens even E-coli and parasites. These probiotic organisms help to clean out the intestine and actually mend weakened areas. These weakened areas are sometimes called "leaky gut." If you have leaky gut syndrome, partially digested food, toxins, and bacteria are able to escape into the blood system causing a reaction an allergic reaction. Probiotics or friendly bacteria can actually heal leaky gut syndrome. The friendly yeasts help with the destruction of harmful yeasts which contribute to leaky gut syndromes. Unlike yogurt, kefir actually helps colonize the intestinal tract, so it lives there and continues to create healthy bacteria, continually improving the digestive tract.

Kefir Health Benefits

Kefir is a popular drink, which is known as a miracle drink, for its immense health benefits. It is a drink which is prepared by fermenting milk with live kefir grains, which are a mass of large numbers of microorganisms and yeasts in a matrix of proteins, polysaccharides and lipids. Find out more information about kefir health benefits in this article.
Kefir is the name of a drink, which is made by fermenting milk with kefir grains. This fermented milk drink was originated in the Caucasus region. The word, 'kefir', however, came from two Persian words, 'kef', which meas foam, and 'shir', which means milk. Kefir grains are used in the preparation of this fermented milk drink which contains a mixture of bacteria or microorganisms and yeasts, and polysaccharides, proteins and lipids. These grains closely resemble the shape of cauliflower, and are considered as an excellent source of beneficial bacteria or probiotics. Due to the numerous kefir health benefits, and its unique microbiology, this fermented milk drink is considered as a miracle drink.

How to Make Kefir

Production of kefir requires the adding live kefir grains into the milk. While fermenting the milk, the kefir grains grow, and propagate new grains. Usually, milk of cow, sheep and goat are used to make kefir. However, milk can be replaced by its common substitutes like coconut milk, rice milk and soy milk to prepare kefir. Kefir can also ferment fruit juice, coconut water and beer wort. Traditionally, it is prepared in skin bag, which is stirred from time to time to ensure that the milk and the kefir grains mix properly. Fermentation of milk or its substitutes will ultimately, produce a yogurt like, sour and slightly alcoholic beverage. The fermented liquid is then separated from the kefir grains, with the help of a strainer to get the kefir drink. more.........

Kefir Health Benefits

Kefir health benefits are numerous, which can be mainly attributed to the large number of beneficial microorganisms found in kefir grains. These beneficial microorganisms can play a vital role in improving general health and well being of an individual, by promoting digestive health. Kefir can also provide some important vitamins and amino acids. A few of the most important health benefits of kefir are: 1) Kefir has antibiotic and antifungal properties. It can prove helpful in conditions like, candidiasis (yeast infection), heart disease and HIV/ AIDS.

2) Kefir can provide us the beneficial microorganisms that can improve digestion, to alleviate some common digestive problems like gas, bloating, indigestion, etc. It can ensure regular bowel movement to cure constipation. The enzymes found in it can be especially beneficial for the people with lactose intolerance.

3) Apart from the beneficial microorganisms, kefir can provide many essential vitamins and minerals. It is a rich source of vitamin A, B2, B12, K and D. The most important minerals found in kefir are, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.


4) Kefir can cleanse the colon and address any kind of intestinal problem. It can provide relief in inflammatory bowel disease as well.


5) Kefir can treat a number of health conditions like gastritis, pancreatitis, eczema, stomach ulcers, psoriasis, rheumatism, arthritis and gout, osteoporosis, anemia and leaky gut syndrome, to name a few.

6) Kefir has a stimulating effect on the immune system and hence, can improve its disease fighting capacity.

7) Kefir can reduce the risk for certain cancers including, colon cancer, by preventing the growth of cancerous cells.

8) Kefir can also calm the nerves of our body, to maintain a healthy nervous system. This property of kefir is due to the presence of the amino acid, 'tryptophan'.

8) Kefir has antioxidants and anti-aging properties. It can neutralize the free radicals, that damage the body cells and tissues by oxidizing them. By reducing the impact of free radical damage, kefir can slow down the aging process.

9) Apart from these, other kefir health benefits include curing or controlling acne, sleep disorders, depression, asthma, bronchitis, hypertension, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, colitis, diarrhea, etc.
Kefir is quite easily digestible, and can be taken by children as well. It is a complete source of protein, with so many essential amino acids. To sum up, kefir is a great food that can detoxify the body, and improve the functions of the different body systems to promote health and vigor. It can also help in losing weight. Considering all the kefir health benefits, it can be concluded that introducing kefir to our diet is an excellent idea to live a healthy life.

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Spinach Ranch Pizza


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Spinach Ranch Pizza

 This pizza is healthy to me. I made the crust from scratch using whole wheat flour. I made the ranch from herbs in my garden and greek yogurt. And yes, it does have a lot of cheese. I think healthy means get in the kitchen and cook, then enjoy what you just made.
 

BEETS _ Strongest anti-inflammatory


Borscht - A Russian beet soup. I love this soup and haven't make it yet this winter. I guess I need to do so soon while it's still soup weather.

Beets contain a high amount of phytonutrients that act as an anti-inflammatory and prevent diseases. The strongest anti-inflammatory potential include betanin, isobetanin, and vulgaxanthin. These are all betalains – that give beets their distinct red color.
In addition to betalain, beets are also a source of betaine, which is made from choline, B-complex vitamin. Choline plays an important role in regulating inflammation and lowers non-inflammatory markers, including some connected to cancer.



Beets have been studied in relation to heart disease and
type 2 diabetes prevention. Both conditions have been associated with chronic inflammation.
Beets are one of the best
15 herbs and foods to cleanse your blood as they protect your body from free radicals and stimulate the liver to eliminate more toxins out of your blood stream. Beets also can help to detox your liver.
If you cook beets for a prolonged amount of time, betalains get destroyed, SO it is recommended to keep beet steaming  15 for minutes or less, and roasting times under an hour.
Remember that consumption of beets can color your urine red or pink. This is usually a normal reaction to eating beets.

Medicinal use of beetroot goes back as far as ancient Rome. Also, Beets can help your body fight against leukemia and tumors.
Beetroot in particular is extraordinarily rich in unique disease-fighting and anti-cancer chemicals.
Beets also contain powerful health-promoting phytochemicals called betalains.
One of the most researched betalains in beets is called betanin. Betanin has outstanding
anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and detoxifying effects.
In addition to betalains, beets contain high levels of other important micronutrients such as:


  • Vitamin C
  • Farnesol
  • Rutin
  • Folate
  • Allantoin, a powerful alkaloid

Beets Don’t Just Fight Disease…They Promote HealthBeets are considered one of the most rejuvenating of all vegetables, with numerous proven benefits for virtually every system of the body.


  • The immune system
  • Bile secretion
  • Cold and flu
  • Anemia
  • New cell growth
  • Blood pressure
  • Remove toxins
  • Cellular oxygenation
  • Healthy nails, shiny hair and smoother skin
  • Detoxifying the liver, kidneys, and bladder
  • Constipation
  • Treating cancer






The ancient Romans enjoyed a daily glass of beetroot juice to maximize health in a multitude of ways. Since beetroot juice is so powerful, its use MUST be gradual. Start with very small quantities and increase over time. If you feeling unwell from beet juice that's a sign of “too much of a good thing,” as your body tries to flush out more toxins than your system can efficiently eliminate.
Mix beetroot juice with carrot, apple or cucumber. People with chronic liver or kidney problems must be especially careful about drinking raw beet juice. It should be taken only in very small doses, approximately 1/8 to 1/4 cup per day as a reasonable starting dose for beetroot juice.
Quick and easy option is to try freeze-dried beetroot, available in powdered form at some health food.