Good Bacteria in the Intestine Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests
Jan. 18, 2013 — All humans have enormous numbers of bacteria and other micro-organisms in the lower intestine. In fact our bodies contain about ten times more bacteria than the number of our own cells and these tiny passengers are extremely important for our health. They help us digest our food and provide us with energy and vitamins. These ‘friendly’ commensal bacteria in the intestine help to stop the ‘bad guys’ such as Salmonella that cause infections, taking hold. Even the biochemical reactions that build up and maintain our bodies come from our intestinal bacteria as well as our own cells. -Pretty important that we get along with these little bacterial friends… definitely. But as in all beautiful relationships, things can sometimes turn sour. If the bacteria in the intestine become unbalanced, inflammation and damage can occur at many different locations in the body. The best known of these is the intestine itself: the wrong intestinal bacteria can trigger Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The[U1] liver also becomes damaged when intestinal bacteria are unbalanced.—Research groups led by Professor Jayne Danska at the Sick Children’s Hospital of the University of Toronto and Professor Andrew Macpherson in the Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine at the Inselspital and the University of Bern have now shown that the influence of the intestinal bacteria extends even deeper inside the body to influence the likelihood of getting diabetes. In children and young people, diabetes is caused by the immune cells of the body damaging the special cells in the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin. By[U2] chance, 30 years ago, before the development of genetic engineering techniques, Japanese investigators noticed that a strain of NOD laboratory mice tended to get diabetes. These mice (also by chance) have many of the same genes that make some humans susceptible to the disease. With the help of the special facilities of the University of Bern and in Canada, these teams have been able to show that the intestinal bacteria, especially in male mice, can produce biochemicals and hormones that stop diabetes developing.—Diabetes in young people is becoming more and more frequent, and doctors even talk about a diabetes epidemic. This increase in diabetic disease has happened over the last 40 years as our homes and environment have become cleaner and more hygienic. At the moment, once a child has diabetes, he or she requires life-long treatment.[U3] —“We hope that our new understanding of how intestinal bacteria may protect susceptible children from developing diabetes, will allow us to start to develop new treatments to stop children getting the disease,” says Andrew Macpherson of the University Bern.—Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by University of Bern. —Journal Reference-J. G. M. Markle, D. N. Frank, S. Mortin-Toth, C. E. Robertson, L. M. Feazel, U. Rolle-Kampczyk, M. von Bergen, K. D. McCoy, A. J. Macpherson, J. S. Danska. Sex Differences in the Gut Microbiome Drive Hormone-Dependent Regulation of Autoimmunity. Science, 2013; DOI: 10.1126/science.1233521
Toxic Effects of Excessive Consumption of MSG
The toxic effects that occur as a result of excessive consumption of MSG are known as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.
MSG is known to be more toxic than Glutamic Acid – this is due to MSG being more readily absorbed by the body compared to Glutamic Acid. The increased toxicity of MSG is also believed to occur from the presence of the D-Glutamic Acid form of Glutamic Acid (as opposed to L-Glutamic Acid).
Digestive System—Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Intestinal Cramps (abdominal Pain). Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Vomiting. references
Eyes/Vision–Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Blurred Vision.
Excessive consumption of MSG may damage the Retina (which could lead to Blindness)
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Sight impairment.
Metabolism—Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Thyroid.
Musculoskeletal System-Excessive consumption of MSG may contribute to the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and some Fibromyalgia patients may experience symptom relief after discontinuing MSG use.
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Muscle Tension.
Nervous System–Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Convulsions
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Headaches.
Excessive consumption of MSG may damage the Hypothalamus.
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause impairment of Long-Term Memory.
Excessive consumption of MSG may trigger Migraines.
Many of the toxic effects of excessive consumption of MSG are due to MSG causing excessive stimulation of the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptors in the Brain.
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Nausea.
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Pituitary Gland.
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Vertigo (dizziness).
Respiratory System-Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Asthma.
Sexual System: Female Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Female Infertility. Excessive consumption of MSG may cause cause Male Infertility.
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Ovaries.
Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Testes.
MSG may Interfere with these Substances
Amino Acids–Excessive consumption of MSG may interfere with Taurine.
Enzymes—MSG may lower Catalase levels.
MSG may lower Glutathione Peroxidase levels.
MSG may lower Glutathione Reductase levels.
MSG may lower Superoxide Dismutase levels.
MSG may Enhance the Function of these Substances
Amino Acids–MSG can be converted within the body to form Glutamic Acid.
MSG can be converted within the body to form Glutamine.
Gout sufferers take heart! You may find relief with Celery Seed. Its exceptional diuretic action not only promotes the flow of urine and uric acid excretions from the kidneys, helping to flush kidney stones and gravel, but its antiseptic properties ease urinary inflammation and benefits the overall health of the urinary tract. Celery Seed is also thought to be an especially helpful anti-inflammatory for people who suffer from joint discomforts, such as arthritis and rheumatism.
Botanical: Apium graveolens
Family: Umbelliferae (carrot) – Apiaceae (parsley)Other Common Names: Smallage, Marsh Water Parsley, Wild Celery, Garden Celery, Marsh Parsley
Celery has been used since earliest times as a food, for flavoring and for medicinal purposes. Of uncertain origin, perhaps the Mediterranean region, the bitter marsh plant grew wild on wet and flooded salt marshes, and it is sometimes called “smallage,” a biennial with stalks that grow from one to two feet. Celery Seed is the dried fruit (tiny brown seed with a celery-like flavor and aroma) of the Apium graveolens. Its botanical genus, the Latin, apium, may be derived from a prehistoric Indo-European word for water. If true, it seems logical that celery’s growth preference is wet soil and marshes. The town of Selinuntein Sicilyderived its name from the Greek word for the plant, selinon (Σέλινο). The ancient Egyptians used the plant for culinary purposes, and Celery leaves were part of the garlands discovered in the tomb of the Egyptian pharoah, Tutankhamun. The Greeks and Romans used Celery for medicinal and culinary purposes, and there was even a popular belief that it was an aphrodisiac. The use of Celery Seed for relieving pain and inflammation was described by Aulus Cornelius Celcus (circa 30 AD). It was also regarded in ancient times to have magical properties and was frequently associated with rites and celebrations of death and the underworld. In the Middle Ages, Italian farmers began to cultivate “smallage,” and once begun, this cultivation steadily improved its quality. When the seeds were first used is not clear, but we know that the English herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper, wrote in 1653 that Celery Seeds would “sweeten and purify the blood.” Celery was introduced to the new world as a vegetable, but in the nineteenth century, it was known that the Shakers grew “smallage” for their medical remedies. The plant grows in North and South America, Europe, Asiaand Africa. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine for asthma, bronchitis, hiccups, flatulence and as a nerve tonic; and in Mainland China, it is taken to reduce hypertension. In temperate countries, Celery is also grown for its seeds, which yield a valuable volatile oil used in the perfume and pharmaceutical industries. Celery Seeds can be used as flavoring or spice either as whole seeds or, ground and mixed with salt, as celery salt. The seeds, harvested after the plant flowers in its second year, are the basis for homeopathic remedies as a diuretic and for urinary tract inflammations. Celery Seeds and stalks contain a sedative compound called phthalide, and the seeds contain essential oils (bergapten, apiole, which is very potent), 3-n-butylphthalide (3-n-B), beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, fiber, flavonoids (apigenin, rutin, quercetin), calcium, choline, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, copper, chromium, bromine, sulfur, zinc, silicon, stearic acid, thymol, scopoletin, limonene, eugenol, P-coumaric acid, pectin, mannitol, essential fatty acids (linoleic acid, linolenic acid), amino acids, arginine, alanine, tryptophan, tyrosine, B-vitamins and vitamins A, C, E and K. and andersterone
Celery Seed is an excellent herbal diuretic that promotes the flow of urine through the kidneys and increases uric acid excretions, helping to clear toxins from the system. This is especially good for gout, where excess uric acid crystals collect in the joints. Its diuretic action may also relieve bladder disorders, cystitis and other kidney problems including stones and gravel. Early herbalists used it as a cleansing tonic after the stagnation of winter, and herbalists in France today use the extract to relieve retention of urine.
Celery Seed may support a healthy heart. Its diuretic properties help to rid the body of excess water through increased urine flow, including the release of fluid surrounding the heart, which helps to reduce the heart’s workload.
Celery Seed is considered beneficial for easing the discomfort and degeneration of the body joints frequently associated with age. Its anti-inflammatory properties also appear to help those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and neuralgia, and its diuretic qualities help flush impurities (including uric acid and other toxins) from the kidneys, which frequently cause these ailments. Considered a fine anti-inflammatory, the 3-n-butylphthalide content in Celery Seed is said to calm the action of COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that trigger pain and cause swelling and discomfort, especially in the joints. Moreover, researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that 3-n-B may also help lower blood pressure and improve overall circulation.
Although Celery is said to be a stimulant (particularly in kidney function), it is also known as a sedative that will calm stressed nerves and promote restfulness and sleep.
Celery Seed is thought to have a calming effect on the digestive system, enhancing appetite, relieving gas and indigestion.
In 2009, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and HarvardMedicalSchoolshowed that increased intake of the flavonoid apigenin, found in Celery (and parsley and cooked tomato), may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by twenty percent in a large, population-based study. The mechanism included an inhibitory effect on endogenous estrogen activity or a reduction on circulating estrogen levels via competition for estrogen receptors or suppression of estrogen biosynthesis.
Celery Seed is a popular folk remedy for promoting the onset of menstruation.
Recipe –Combine Celery seed-Rosemary-Parsley—equal parts dried 1 tablespoon of each—and mix in a heated water 2 cup capacity pot or container -or in broths and drink several oz throughout the day—the added benefits of the pther herbs would be again anti-inflammatory and kidney regulating-and the antioxidant profile to further protect the endocrine system as well as the brain liver and blood CAs an Anti Estrogen—for males this will maintain the levels of Testosterone and for Women it will assist in the balancing of the excesses of estrogens and estrogen conversions—Adding iodine to this will increase estriol production further lowering and balancing estradiol—but men and women can benefit from this to minimize estrogenically based cancers—
Both sea salt and rock salt were well known to the ancient Greeks who noted that eating salty food affected basic body functions such as digestion and excretion (urine and stools). This led to salt being used medically. The healing methods of Hippocrates (460 BC) especially made frequent use of salt. Salt-based remedies were thought to have expectorant powers. A mixture of water, salt, and vinegar was employed as an emetic. Drinking a mixture of two-thirds cow’s milk and one-third salt-water, in the mornings, on an empty stomach was recommended as a cure for diseases of the spleen. A mixture of salt and honey was applied topically to clean bad ulcers and salt-water was used externally against skin diseases and freckles. Hippocrates also mentions inhalation of steam from salt-water. We know today that the antiinflammatory effects of inhaled salt provide relief from respiratory symptoms (c). Thus, 2000 years ago, Greek medicine had already discovered topical use of salt for skin lesions, drinking salty or mineralized waters for digestive troubles and inhaling salt for respiratory diseases!
The doctor and alchemist Paracelsus (1493–1541 A.D.) introduced an entirely new medical concept. He believed that external factors create disease and conceived a chemically oriented medical system which contrasted with the prevalent herbal medicine. Only salted food could be digested properly: “The human being must have salt, he cannot be without salt. Where there is no salt, nothing will remain, but everything will tend to rot.” He recommended salt water for the treatment of wounds and for use against intestinal worms. A hip-bath in salt water was a superb remedy for skin diseases and itching: “This brine – he said – is better than all the health spas arising out of nature.” He described the diuretic effect of salt consumption and prescribed salt preparations of different strengths that were used for instance against constipation.
If the body does not get enough salt, a hormonal mechanism compensates by reducing the excretion of salt in the urine and sweat. But it cannot reduce this output to zero. On a completely salt-free diet the body steadily loses small amounts of salt via the kidneys and sweat glands. It then attempts to adjust this by accelerating its secretion of water, so that the blood’s salt concentration can be maintained at the vital level. The result is a gradual desiccation of the body and finally death.”
An eight-year study of a New York City hypertensive population stratified for sodium intake levels found those on low-salt diets had more than four times as many heart attacks as those on normal-sodium diets – the exact opposite of what the “salt hypothesis” would have predicted. (1995). Dr. Jeffrey R. Cutler documented no health outcomes benefits of lower-sodium diets.
The past president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Suzanne Oparil of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, said her personal view is that the government may have been too quick to recommend that everyone cut back. “Salt restriction as a solitary recommendation for the population for the prevention or the treatment of hypertension
The seawater has 84 chemical elements. For our body to be healthy we need all those elements. When we use the common salt, we are in deficit of 81 elements which means we are somehow contributing to becoming weaker, imbalanced and more susceptible to diseases. Use the seawater salt.
When we drink enough water to pass clear urine, we also pass out a lot of the salt that was held back. This is how we can get rid of edema fluid in the body; by drinking more water. Not diuretics, but more water!! In people who have an extensive edema and show signs of their heart beginning to have irregular or very rapid beats with least effort, the increase in water intake should be gradual and spaced out, but not withheld from the body. Naturally, salt intake should be limited for two or three days because the body is still in an overdrive mode to retain it. Once the edema has cleared up, salt should not be withheld from the body
Salt has many other functions than just regulating the water content of the body. Here are some of the more vital functions of salt in the body:
1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, Contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure – in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical.
2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.
3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics.
4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.
5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells’ communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.
6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.
7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.
8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.
9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.
10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.
11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage.
12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body.
13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.
14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics.
15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.
16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.
17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.
18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.
19. Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work – from the moment of conception to death.
20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become “leaky” in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The “leakiness” spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.
21. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
22. Twenty-seven percent of the body’s salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we’re deficient in salt or water or both.
Salt Might Be ‘Nature’s Antidepressant’
Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood–ScienceDaily (Mar. 11, 2009) — Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood.—UI psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found in their research that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride, common table salt, they shy away from activities they normally enjoy, like drinking a sugary substance or pressing a bar that stimulates a pleasant sensation in their brains.—“Things that normally would be pleasurable for rats didn’t elicit the same degree of relish, which leads us to believe that a salt deficit and the craving associated with it can induce one of the key symptoms associated with depression,” Johnson said.–The UI researchers can’t say it is full-blown depression because several criteria factor into such a diagnosis, but a loss of pleasure in normally pleasing activities is one of the most important features of psychological depression. And, the idea that salt is a natural mood-elevating substance could help explain why we’re so tempted to over-ingest it, even though it’s known to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease and other health problems.—Past research has shown that the worldwide average for salt intake per individual is about 10 grams per day, which is greater than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended intake by about 4 grams, and may exceed what the body actually needs by more than 8 grams.^^^^^—-( This has been challenged in the amount the fda recommends—and in some challenges are saying that it is not enough and should be higher) —another concept is that if you are eating foods that are toxic and then consume salt there maybe a chemical reaction going on triggering a negative side effect that salt maybe getting blamed for and in that it may not be true what salt is doing-–^^^^^^ Johnson, who holds appointments in psychology and integrative physiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine, published a review of these findings in the July issue of the journal Physiology & Behavior with Michael J. Morris and Elisa S. Na, UI graduate students. In addition to reporting their own findings, the authors reviewed others’ research on the reasons behind salt appetite.–High levels of salt are contained in everything from pancakes to pasta these days, but once upon a time, it was hard to come by. Salt consumption and its price skyrocketed around 2000 B.C. when it was discovered as a food preservative. Roman soldiers were paid in salt; the word salary is derived from the Latin for salt. Even when mechanical refrigeration lessened the need for salt in the 19th century, consumption continued in excess because people liked the taste and it had become fairly inexpensive. Today, 77 percent of our salt intake comes from processed and restaurant foods, like frozen dinners and fast food.–Evolution might have played an important part in the human hankering for salt. Humans evolved from creatures that lived in salty ocean water. Once on land, the body continued to need sodium and chloride because minerals play key roles in allowing fluids to pass in and out of cells, and in helping nerve cells transfer information throughout the brain and body. But as man evolved in the hot climate of Africa, perspiration robbed the body of sodium. Salt was scarce because our early ancestors ate a veggie-rich diet and lived far from the ocean. –“Most of our biological systems require sodium to function properly, but as a species that didn’t have ready access to it, our kidneys evolved to become salt misers,” Johnson said.—Behavior also came to play a key role in making sure we have enough salt on board. Animals like us come equipped with a taste system designed to detect salt and a brain that remembers the location of salt sources — like salt licks in a pasture. A pleasure mechanism in the brain is activated when salt is consumed.—So the body needs salt and knows how to find it and how to conserve it. But today scientists are finding evidence that it’s an abused, addictive substance — almost like a drug.—One sign of addiction is using a substance even when it’s known to be harmful. Many people are told to reduce sodium due to health concerns, but they have trouble doing so because they like the taste and find low-sodium foods bland.—Another strong aspect of addiction is the development of intense cravings when drugs are withheld. Experiments by Johnson and colleagues indicate similar changes in brain activity whether rats are exposed to drugs or salt deficiency.—“This suggests that salt need and cravings may be linked to the same brain pathways as those related to drug addiction and abuse,” Johnson said.
- Morris, M.J.; Na, E.S.; Johnson, A.K. Salt craving: The psychobiology of pathogenic sodium intake. Physiology & Behavior, 94 (5), p.709-721, Aug 2008, 2008; 94 (5): 709-721 DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2008.04.008
Adapted from materials provided by University of Iowa.
Salt is one of the easiest most affective remedies on the planet! Sea salt, a salt obtained by evaporating seawater, is used in cooking and cosmetics. Its mineral content gives it a different taste from table salt, which is usually sodium chloride refined from mined rock salt (halite), or refined from sea salt.
Table salt may contain anti-caking agents and additives such as the dietary supplement iodides. Areas that produce specialized sea salt include theCayman Islands,France,Ireland,SicilyandApuliainItaly, andMaineandCape Codin theUnited States.
Salt is essential for life and you cannot live without it. There are enormous differences between the standard, refined table and cooking salt and healthy natural salt. The differences can have a major impact on your health.
Halite crystal (sodium chloride) occurs in seawater, along with other salts of sodium, calcium, magnesium, and other light metals. When seawater evaporates in a closed lagoon, halite and other minerals precipitate out and sink to the bottom as crystals. In this way, great beds of rock salt have been formed. Pure halite is colorless, though it is often colored by impurities. It is soft and breaks (cleaves) into cubes.
Halite crystallizes in the isometric (also called cubic) crystal system and when it forms crystals, it generally forms cubes. Its most noticeable and important physical feature is that halite is readily soluble in water. This allows halite to be useful in such varied applications as cooking, food preservation, and chemical production.
Salt can be mined from rock salt either by traditional mining practices using heavy equipment underground, or by pumping hot water in pipes into the salt deposit, where the hot water dissolves the halite. The resulting salt water is then pumped to surface and evaporated to yield salt. This is called “solution mining”.
In some modern dry salt lakes, a crust of halite can be recovered by simply scraping the salt crust off the lake bottom with bulldozers or scrapers. Ancient rock salt is mined inMichigan,New York,Kansas, and other states. Solution mining is used to recover salt from underground “salt domes” inLouisianaandTexas. Recovery of salt from dry lakes takes place in the deserts ofCalifornia,Nevada, andUtah.
Table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt causing the potential for many health problems in your body. Table salt is not recommended in your healing arsenal.
Dead Sea Salt
The mineral content of theDead Seais significantly different from that of ocean water, consisting of approximately 53% magnesium chloride, 37% potassium chloride and 8% sodium chloride (common salt) with the remainder comprised of various trace elements. The concentration of sulfate, SO42-, ions is very low, and the bromide ion concentration is the highest of all waters on Earth. Chlorides neutralize most of the calcium ions in theDead Seaand its surroundings.
While in other seas sodium chloride is 97% of the salts, in theDead Seathe quantity of NaCl is only 12-18%. Comparison between the chemical composition of theDead Seato other lakes and oceans show that the salt concentration in theDead Seais 31.5% (the salinity fluctuates somewhat). Because of its unusually high concentration of salt, anyone can easily float in theDead Seabecause of natural buoyancy as a result of the higher density of the water.
Celtic Sea Salt
This salt is unparalleled in the world. Less than 1% of the world’s salt harvest has the quality of Celtic Sea Salt. Pure, moist, biologically active, and free from any chemicals or additives, this is considered “living sea salt”. Celts discovered a way to harvest salt from the ocean using the sun, the wind, and shallow clay ponds. Pristine ocean channels spiral water into the concentrating ponds. The live flowing mixture is carefully stirred by the salt farmer, and dazzling crystals form and are gathered by hand. The ionizing action of the clay, combined with the artisan’s skillful method, passed down through generations, enlivens the unique, bioavailable array of trace elements that exist in a perfectly balanced matrix.
This salt is a rich source of magnesium. Magnesium helps to regulate the activity of more than 325 enzymes and performs a vital role in orchestrating many bodily functions, from muscle control and electrical impulses to energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins. Epsom Salt also delivers sulfates, which are extremely difficult to get through food but which readily absorb through the skin. Sulfates serve a wide variety of functions in the body, playing a vital role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract.
Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detoxify the body’s residue of medicines and environmental contaminants. Soak in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Epsom Salts. This is good for relaxing muscles and drawing toxins from the body. When magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more. Soak for 15-20 minutes.
Himalayan Crystal Salt
Himalayan Crystal Salt is salt in its native form, with all its vibrational energy intact and it helps your body return to a state of balance. Not having balanced electrolytes shifts your body out of homeostasis – the balance of chemicals that is conducive to the body’s function. The renowned Frezenius Institute inEuropeanalyzed the Himalayan Crystal Salt and proved that it has an amazing array of important trace minerals and elements including potassium, calcium and magnesium that help your body achieve balance by restoring fluids and replenishing your supply of electrolytes whenever you sweat heavily.
The healing abilities of salt water are profound and well documented. Salt water is an astringent and speeds wound healing. Floating in sea water is an extreme release of tension and stress of the day. Allow yourself to float weightlessly in the water. You deserve it.
Deep breathing of ocean air helps us to relax and let go. The faint smell of salt in the air can take us to a place of pure joy. Sea air has a certain aliveness found no where else. This deep breathing can help release tension and the problems associated with it.
Thalassotherapy (from the Greek word thalassos, meaning “sea”) is the medical use of seawater. The properties of seawater are believed to have beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin. Thalassotherapy was developed in seaside towns inFranceduring the 19th century. Trace elements of magnesium, potassium, calcium sulphates and sodium, found in seawater, are believed to be absorbed through the skin. The therapy is applied in various forms, as either showers of warmed seawater, application of marine mud or of algae paste, or the inhalation of sea fog. Spas make hot seawater and provide mud- and seaweed wrapping services available.
Healing Salt Remedies
Chronic sinusitis refers to inflammation of the sinuses that continues for weeks, months, or even years. Allergies are the most common cause of chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis can persist even after antibiotics are given. It’s the most frequently reported chronic disease.–Acute sinusitis occurs when bacteria invade the sinus cavities and impair proper drainage of mucus from the sinuses to the nose. Chronic inflammation of the nasal passages also can lead to sinusitis. Allergic rhinitis is the most common cause of chronic sinusitis and is a frequent cause of acute sinusitis.–The common cold is the most prevalent predisposing factor to sinusitis. Acute sinusitis typically causes symptoms of nasal congestion and a thick yellow or green discharge. Other symptoms include tenderness and pain over the sinuses, frontal head pain, and sometimes chills, fever, and pressure in the area of the sinuses.—Entering bacteria gets trapped and filtered out by mucus and minute nasal hairs called cilia. This air-flow system can sometimes slow down when something impedes the cilia, if a cold clogs the sinus openings, or if an allergen swells the sinus linings. Then air gets trapped, pressure builds, the mucus stagnates, and bacteria breed. Infection sets in and you have sinusitis. When you get clogged up, you may end up with a permanent thickening of the sinus membranes and chronic congestion.
Flush out nasal secretions. Mix 1 teaspoon of non-iodized salt or sea salt with 2 cups of warm water and a pinch of baking soda. Pour it into a shot glass, tilt your head back, close one nostril with your thumb, and sniff the solution with the open nostril. Then blow your nose gently. Repeat on the other side.–An Ayurvedic solution, similar to this is done in the same manner with a Netti Pot. It looks similar to a tea pot, but with a longer, narrower spout for the nostrils. These can be found in most health food stores. ~~~~~A cup or handful of water in your hand or neti pot is a wonderful cleansing therapy. Slowly inhale the salt water into your nose to cleanse your sinus and open up the air passages. Over the counter nasal washes (not nasal sprays) are available. The simplest form is a non iodized salt water spray.
The tissues in the mouth can benefit greatly from sea salt.–For bleeding gums – make a paste of 1 tsp. baking soda to 1/2 tsp. sea salt…brush with this mixture 3 times per day instead of the toothpaste. You can also add a 1-2 drops of anyone of these: myrrh-peppermint-thyme—savoury-tea tree oil-clove-.–Gargle with warm salt water a few times a day to relieve a painful throat, mouth sores or cankers.
Sea Salt Baths and Scrubs
Sea Salt Scrubs
1. Take a handful of Sea Salt
2. Moisten it into the bath water.. and
3. Gently scrub whole body in circular motion until all the body is scrubbed.
4. Pay extra attention to your feet
5. Rinse with cool clear water
Fill the tub with water
* 1/2 cup sea salt
* 1/2 cup of baking soda
* 1/2 cup of Epsom salt
* 1/2 cup of peroxide
* 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
* 1 -3 drops of essential oil ( or any essential oil that you prefer)
Add to bath water, stir until dissolved.Bathin water for at least 20 minutes
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Calorie Restricted Diet Prevents Pancreatic Inflammation And Cancer
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ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2008) — Prevention of weight gain with a restricted calorie diet sharply reduced the development of pancreatic lesions that lead to cancer in preclinical research reported April 15 by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.—The research sheds light on the connection between obesity, calorie intake and pancreatic cancer by comparing a calorie restricted diet, an overweight diet and an obesity-inducing diet in a strain of mice that spontaneously develops pancreatic lesions that lead to cancer.—“Obesity is a known risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but the mechanism underlying that relationship is unknown,” said senior author Stephen D. Hursting, Ph.D., professor in M. D. Anderson’s Department of Carcinogenesis and Chair of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas. “Our findings indicate that calorie restriction hinders development of pancreatic cancer, which could have implications for prevention and treatment of pancreatic tumors caused by chronic inflammation and obesity.”–The group’s analysis points to a connection between calorie intake and a protein called Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) -1, with obesity increasing and calorie restriction decreasing levels of IGF-1. IGF-1 is an important growth factor known to stimulate the growth of many types of cancer cells. Inflammatory signaling proteins also were found to be reduced in the blood of the calorie-restricted mice.—“Mice on the heavier diets had significantly more lesions and larger lesions than those on the restricted calorie diet,” said first author Laura Lashinger, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in Hursting’s laboratory. The strain of mice, developed by Susan Fischer, professor in M. D. Anderson’s Department of Carcinogenesis, spontaneously develops lesions associated with pancreatitis – inflammation of the pancreas. These lesions develop into pancreatic cancer and virtually all of these mice die within six to eight months.-The researchers fed the calorie restricted group a diet that was 30 percent lower in calories than that consumed by the overweight group and 50 percent lower than the obese group. Only 7.5 percent of mice on the calorie-restricted diet developed pancreatic lesions at the end of the experiment, and these lesions were so small that none exhibited symptoms of illness. For mice on the overweight diet, 45 percent developed lesions, as did 57.5 percent of those on the obesity-inducing diet. Lesions were also much larger in the overweight and obese mice than the calorie restricted mice.—While calorie restriction has been shown to have an anti-cancer effect in multiple species and for a variety of tumor types, its impact had not been well-studied in a model of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death and remains mostly intractable to existing treatments.
The decline in blood levels of inflammatory proteins in the calorie restricted mice makes sense, Lashinger notes, because fat tissue is a major source of inflammatory factors such as cytokines.–The research was funded by grants from the National Institute of Health and the University of Texas, and is a collaboration between M. D. Anderson’s Department of Carcinogenesis, based at the The Virginia Harris Cockrell Cancer Research Center at M. D. Anderson’s Science Park – Research Division in Smithville, Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin Department of Nutritional Sciences.–Co-authors with Lashinger, Hursting and Fischer are Lauren Malone, Elizabeth Daniels, Nicole Smith, and Susan Perkins of the UT Department of Nutritional Sciences and Amy Pavone of M. D. Anderson’s Department of Carcinogenesis.–Story Source–The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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