I have never heard of this Gooseberry from India before. I recieved this article the other day and found it very interesting. Have got an Indian shop around the corner so will check on them tomorrow to know more about it. This is what they look like
Here are some of the benefits:-
- Treat cough and flu as well as mouth ulcers.
- reduce cholesterol levels
- Helpful in managing diabetes better as well as respiratory ailments.
- The alkaline nature of amla helps in clearing the system and strengthening the digestive system.
- Supports liver function and flushes out toxins
- Along with Vitamin C, amla is also rich in iron, calcium, phosphorous
- Amino acids and protein present in amla help in hair growth, tackling hair fall and fortifying the root as well as the shaft,
- Fight marks, pigmentation and blemishes
All sounds pretty good to me. To read the article in full go to NDTV Food
I know, how do you keep up with it all. Moderation is the answer I guess. How often do we have spinach? Me probably every day in a salad. Potatoes well most of us at least once a day or every couple of days – nope can’t do that either.
‘Oxalic acid is made up of tiny molecules that bind minerals like calcium and form crystals. can cause kidney stones (calcium oxalate kidney stones) but also may be responsible for a wide variety of other health problems related to inflammation, auto-immunity, mitochondrial dysfunction, mineral balance, connective tissue integrity, urinary tract issues and poor gut function. Keeping going – Tissue destruction, fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are all issues that can be related to oxalates’. This is part of an article from a nutritionist ‘Sally K Norton‘
I have read the story about it and it stands to reason that if you over indulge in certain foods the body reacts to it. It seems when we get introduced with something healthy we go overboard until it becomes toxic for the body. So on that note I think it is worth looking into it if you are suffering from chronic aches and pains and certain illnesses. This is a short video on the matter. There are more video’s and information on Sallys website that you may like to watch and read.
Have you ever suffered the symptoms of Vertigo.
Well I have and do not wish it on anybody.
One day at my Mum’s place in NZ, I bent down to get a dish out of the cupboard and when I stood up the room just spun and had to hold on to something to stop myself falling. I just thought it was a bit of a dizzy spell from standing up too quickly. My eyes felt funny like a shimmering feeling and I still felt a little strange. I tried to ignore it as I usually do with these sorts of things. I drove my Mum’s car the next day and had to pull over on the side of the road as I seem to be unable to judge corners or passing vehicles.
So off to the doctors I fled thinking I was having a stroke or at least had one (probably because strokes are in the family DNA). Burst into tears at the door, they rushed me in and the nurses gave me the finger to the nose, smile test and blood pressure (which was a little high for me probably cause I was panicking) but seemed ok. The prognosis from the Doctor was that I had Vertigo. Never heard of it and never had it before.
He told me what it was and how it happens then gave me some sea sick tablets that never worked. It took me several months to get over this and I found it very debilitating. It never really stopped me from doing anything but driving and riding my motorbike was something I had to concentrate doing because I always felt unbalanced.
I googled it up and found different exercises which did help but it did keep coming back. I eventually had ‘Bowen Therapy’ done which I have no idea how it works but it does. Symptoms do not disappear straight away but within days it seems to fade away.
I actually go get the therapy done every time I go back to Australia just to keep things in balance so hopefully the Vertigo does not come back.
Well it has and have had it mildly for the last two days. As I am in the States and do not know of any Bowen Therapists here, In desperation I did these exercises and it seems it has gone for the time being.
I know of some that get Vertigo and have violent reactions to it like vomiting. Lucky for my I have not had those symptoms.
If I feel it coming on I do these exercises straight away and that helps shift the calcium crystals in your ears that cause this problem.
Here are two videos of the exercises so that if you are unfortunate enough to get Vertigo you can do this straight away to help fix the symptoms.
1. Almonds – contain more Vitamin E than any other nut. Essential for heart, nerve and muscle health. Good way to eat them is also pure almond butter on apple slices.
2. Walnuts – The best way to purchase walnuts are while they are still in the shell. Walnuts are ideal for athletes due to the anti inflammatory monounsaturated fats. They also contain alpha-linoleic acid, which are good for joints and boosts mood. Researchers have also found the antioxidant compounds in walnuts detoxify potential carcinogens in the body.
3. Pine nuts – These are natures only source of Pinoleic acid, which stimulates hormones that reduce appetite. This nut is also packed with b group vitamins copper which helps transport oxygen and immune boosting vitamin E and magnesium for muscular aches, pains and cramps.
4. Pistachio Nuts – Pistachios are a great choice for sportspeople. They contain 7 amino acids which are the bodies building blocks for protein and muscle. They also are vital for the eyes as they contain lutein and zeaxanthin. They are also loaded with calcium and magnesium.
5. Cashews – Cashews provide approximately 20 per cent of most Women’s recommended iron intake. Cashews are rich in magnesium to regulate nerve and muscle tone, and phytosterols, phytonutrients that block cholesterol absorption and lower cholesterol levels.
6. Brazil Nuts – It is important to refrigerate these nuts to keep them fresh. They have a high content of heart-healthy fats so the spoil easily. They are very high in selenium which is a trace mineral that reduces heat disease risk as well as anxiety and preventing fatigue. They are also a great source of magnesium, calcium, immune boosting zinc and iron. An all-rounder I would say and a good thing to have in the fridge for small snacks.
7. Coconuts – Coconut water is one of the most balanced sources of natural electrolytes, making it a wonderful drink for staying hydrated. Coconuts are also full of nutrients to ward off high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
As we all aware it is much better for our bodies, if we eat our vitamins and not pop them as pills. There are exceptions of course. A digestive system that is not what it should be, may not absorb all the minerals from food and we become deficient in certain vitamins, that is when popping a pill may help.
Keep eating those fresh veggies.