Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Home Remedies

Often times when we become ill or just not feeling our usual perky selves - we fail to realize we have remedies right in our own kitchen or bathroom we can take to make us all better again. What works for headaches, colds, back aches, insomnia, high blood pressure and even constipation to name a few, can literally be found in our kitchen cupboard.
Most of us have lemons in our refrigerator and honey in our cupboard. A cup of hot tea with lemon and honey does wonders for a troublesome cold. The hot water in the tea opens up the nasal passage allowing for easier breathing through our nose. The lemon has vitamin C which we need to fight the cold. An apple a day will keep the Dr. away or so the saying goes. Actually apples have pectin in them and this helps keep the blood pressure from going through the roof. Pears and plums really help prevent constipation. Do exercise before you go to bed. After a good work-out and hot shower there is nothing better than a good night's sleep. Works wonders for insomnia. Headaches are usually a sign of eye strain (new glasses needed) or hypertension (high blood pressure). For eye strain, until you see the opthamologist, try cool slices of cucumber on closed eyes in a shaded room; lie down and listen to soft music. There is also help for hypertension. Also for hypertension try an apple and cut up a clove of garlic and put it in a bottle of water. Chill the water and drink. Garlic water is excellent for high blood pressure and it tastes very good.
For garlic breath, gargle with lemon juice and water. Leaves the breath smelling "lemony".
Got a backache? Get in a tub of comfortably hot water and Arm & Hammer baking soda. Also add dishwashing liquid to create a bubble bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Voila! Backache gone.
Baking soda or regular table salt is great to use to brush teeth with. There is nothing like good old fashioned bed rest. At least 6 hours to 8 hours a night. The reason most of us are prone to get sick a lot is we don't get enough rest.
Rest - Rest - Rest. Slow Down. Don't go so fast. Your body will thank you! You will look younger and feel fantastic. Keep stressful activity down to a bare minimum. Eat vegetables - they are good tasting and good for you. Drink lots of water and please get plenty of rest.
Live Happy - Live Healthy. God Bless.
Please also read the article below.
I thank the author for his contribution to health and nutrition.

Title: The Best Way to Lower Cholesterol Levels

Author: Thomas Tsai

The autumnal equinox is the time of balance between light and
dark. It marks the first day of the season of autumn. It's also
the season for cultivating eggplant when the south wind brings
the moist air current here in Taiwan.

Eggplant Habitats in Taiwan

Eggplant is a cold-sensitive vegetable that requires a long warm
season for best yields. The annual hottest season, from July
through September, is very suitable for eggplant growth.
Gaoxiong county and Bingdong county are the two main habitats,
approximately compose the 56% productivity. Next is the counties
of Zhanghua and Nantou, which are in the middle area of Taiwan,
approximately composes 29%. Other areas also have cultivations
but few.

Positive and Negative Reviews

Studies of the Institute of Biology of S?o Paulo State
University, Brazil (Instituto de Bioci?ncias of the UNESP de
Botucatu, S?o Paulo) also showed that eggplant is effective in
the treatment of high blood cholesterol hypercholesterolemia. It
can block the formation of free radicals, help control
cholesterol levels and is also a source of folic acid and
potassium. However, some sources, particularly in the natural
health community, state that eggplant can cause or significantly
worsen arthritis and should be avoided by those sensitive to

Vitamin P Helps in Lowering Cholesterol

Scientific experiments showed the result that eggplant contains
Vitamin P amounts to 7200 milligrams per kilogram. Vitamin P,
known as the "permeability vitamin", is the body of the 14
essential vitamins one, can strengthen one's body between the
cell the adhesive power and improve the capillary force, to
reduce the risk of cerebral blood clots, since it lessens the
permeability of the walls of the capillary blood vessels.

In the nutritional therapy, eating the eggplant often not only
has the inhibitory action to senior citizen's angiosclerosis but
also the special function to reduces hypertension and prevent
the capillary bursts. That's the reason why eggplant stands out
in the popular healthy food's vegetables.

The Black Nightshade Element

The modern science also knows eggplant containing "the black
nightshade element" which can suppress tumor multiplication in
the digesting system. Expert in preventing and controlling
cancer suggests cancer patient taking the eggplant as daily
food. The eggplant can also prevent and control the hemoptysis,
age-spots and bad blood sickness. To arthritis patient, it also
has certain effectiveness.

Famous Vegetable in Sui and Tang Dynasties

As a cultivated plant, it is widely used in Taiwanese cuisine.
It is reported that the emperors of Sui and Tang dynasties were
fed specially this edible eggplant. Therefore it has name of the
longevity vegetable and is often described as the king of

How to Cook Healthy

The better way to cook eggplant is cooking it in the rice cooker
or others with steam. Takes it out when it is well-done. Then
mixes it with Jiang Mo, minced green onion, crushed garlic,
sesame oil, vinegar and the sauce oil to make it a delicious
dish that riches in color, sweet smell and taste.

I thank Mr. Tsai for his article contribution on nutrition from the
free www.goarticles.com website.

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