In India neem tree leaf, bark, sap and flowers are used to cure infections, skin diseases, diabetes, and all sorts of bugs inside us and the garden. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral. The leaf can be added to complexion oils and creams. Here is a beauty serum made in Florida using neem.
Prevagen, a drug that has been recommended to improve memory and brain function, contains a calcium-binding protein also found in jellyfish. Jellyfish is a traditional Asian (especially Chinese) crunchy food sold in groceries. It is sliced and packed with salt. Directions say to soak it for 1/2 hr to remove the salt and season with sliced carrots, celery, cucumber, and rice wine. A low calorie, high protein food — containing mostly water and protein–with no claims for improving memory. Articles recommend no more than 2 meals per week of jellyfish. Overuse might provoke cancer. It’s a nice light snack. Prevagen on the other hand is a pill with test results (on rat brains) done for and reported by the manufacturer. Here is a long critique found online by a user who is a research scientist:
This is a sexual enhancement supplement you will hear more about because of its natural ingredients and success in increasing libido and sexual potency: PriMale http://www.absorbyourhealth.com/product/primale/?ref=4041 The first key ingredient in PriMale is 300mg of Xanthoparmelia a lichen used in China for many years used for sexual potency because it smooths muscle allowing blood to flow and stays erection. Other ingredients are Agmatine Sulfate a super-charged version of L-Arginine essential for the production of Nitric Oxide and all sexual function and vital energy, Horny Goat Weed Extract used for centuries for increasing both male and female sexual health. Pine Bark Extract, Yohimbine, Pomegranate Extract beneficial for heart and prostate health, Tribulus Terrestris Extract to improve male sexual performance, decrease anxiety, and increase libido a precursor to testosterone, Cordyceps Mushroom Extract found to increase the amount of testosterone and Zinc which is crucial in male sexual health. Avoid this sexual enhancement supplement if you are pregnant, lactating, have prostate cancer, use with caution if you take anti-depressant medicines. http://www.absorbyourhealth.com/product/primale/?ref=4041
Research at several American universities is documenting the longevity-promoting effects of pterostilobene [tero still bin] similar to resveratrol. It reduces cholesterol, triglycerides, high blood sugar reducing hypertension and diabetes.
Weigh loss, diabetes and heart health Keeping a consistent healthy weight and blood sugar, reducing the bulge in the middle, and improving metabolism – these all improve heart health. Is there a weight loss combination that especially improves energy and blood sugar for diabetes and heart health? Very likely a combination of garcinia, African mango and white kidney bean extract can enhance metabolism to improve heart health. Such a combination exists called Weight Loss Power Pack made by Absorb Health products. Here it is: http://www.absorbyourhealth.com/product/weight-loss-power-pack/?ref=4041
Not only do the foods we eat affect our health, but so can the herbs and spices we use to enhance their flavors. In addition to following a Pan-Asian Mediterranean (“PAM”) diet, I highly recommend adding the following medicinal herbs and spices to your culinary bag of tricks.
The sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, when inflamed sends shooting, hot, electric pain down the leg–sciatica. It is aggravated by humid, heavy weather which makes joints swell and pinches nerves. A rich diet (cheese, grains, meats, alcohol or food allergies), springtime humidity and sedentary habits make it feel worse. Here is a complete, successful treatment of sciatica with Acupuncture by Dr. Lili Wu who is located in Brooklyn and in Manhattan at 420 West 24th street #1D. Phone: 212 741 6674.
This video filmed last fall in New York City’s Chinatown is posted at ConsumerEyes.com a major New York based Marketing Firm. It covers well-known and unknown Chinese herbs that protect health and well-being–from teas, mushrooms, and heart-protector herbs to snakes used for medicine.
I add an ounce of the fuschia-colored juice to a half glass of water and taste Coolaide from my childhood. Immediately I get recipe ideas: Nopalea ice cubes and popsickles for adults and kids. A treat for people with diabetes, pain, low energy. The juice ingredients are zillions of fruit enzymes–cherry, papaya–but mainly juice from nopal cactus, a desert panacea. Pure, clean, safe, filled with sunshine from the Sonoran desert. . .A swallow of phlegm descends in my throat as I breathe down to the navel. When was the last time I breathed so well? The walk through the southwest desert with my sister. Something cracked into place in my middle back. Soon I am turning my neck around, everything is falling into a better place. Pain leaves as the body detoxifies and energy is refreshed. I can hardly wait to enjoy the benefits of Nopalea for my complexion, energy, and joints after using this health beverage for a month.
Because our planet has increasing environmental pollution, we need SuperFoods to protect longevity. The Goji Berry has been cited as “quite possibly the most nutritionally dense food on earth.” It has been praised and used in Asian medicine for centuries as a healing plant that exhibits amazing properties. Traditionally regarded as a longevity, strength building, and sexual potency food, in studies with elderly people, the Goji Berry, given once per day for three weeks, was reported to increase spirit, optimism, appetite, sleep, and recovery of some sexual function. Given to patients undergoing chemotherapy, the berries where shown to provide significant protection for the liver. A Japanese study suggested that tumor growth “was inhibited by 58% among patients eating Goji Berry compared to a control group.” There are over 40 different varieties of the Goji Berry found throughout the world. With such diversity the potency of the berry can vary greatly. They grow in America in all zones from the Canadian border to mid-Florida in poor or rich soil and a growing season of over 100 days. However, the Himalayan or Tibetan berry is noted for purity and grown wild in ancient soils free of pollutants or pesticides.
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