Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Say What? The Earth is Flat?


Published on Feb 10, 2017


7 Strangest Things Found in the Ocean
Published on Jan 19, 2017
The claim that we know more about outer space than we do the ocean iiiiiiis a pile of horse poop; we've explored lots of the ocean, we've met many of its creatures, heck I've even drank some of it, but I've never drunk outer space.
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When a headline like this…appears in your news feed you'd have to be a soulless cynic not to click it, but even if you read it you may come away with far more questions than answers.Did you know that Earth's largest waterfall is actually beneath the ocean?Kinda looks like the whole ocean's having a rave doesn't it? For anyone who's worried we're about to cover the Baltic Sea Anomaly for the zillionth time don't worry, that mildly familiar looking rock formation doesn't make this list. It's both tempting and frightening to believe that the ocean could still contain creatures like long-extinct Plesiosaur or the ferocious Megalodon. Alexandria is the second largest city of Egypt, and can trace its origins back to the year 331 BC when it was founded as a small town by Greek conqueror Alexander the Great. Remember when Saddam Hussein was accused of hoarding chemical weapons and we decided to invade Iraq?

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Trump "Muslim Ban" is Fake News!


Nigel Farage reverses and now backs Trump's racist Muslim ban
Published on Jan 29, 2017
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Theresa May feels heat over travel ban as Donald Trump stands firm
Tory MPs join Labour to criticise PM’s response as condemnation of US president’s policy spreads across the world
Peter Walker and Anushka Asthana
Monday 30 January 2017
Donald Trump has refused to step back from his ban on arrivals to the US from predominantly Muslim countries despite protests around America, chaos at US airports, global condemnation and a stand-off between his administration and its own legal system.
His policy, which immediately banned all citizens from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa from entering the US, left Theresa May facing a revolt among her own MPs who questioned her failure to condemn the policy.
The president’s measure is thought to have directly affected the travel plans of thousands of people inside and outside the country, and was challenged in the US courts within hours of being enforced.
Trump did not acknowledge the decision by a federal judge on Saturday night to partially block the executive order and a senior White House official said: “All stopped visas will remain stopped. All halted admissions will remain halted. All restricted travel will remain prohibited.”
As global condemnation of the ban spread, British Conservative figures joined the Labour party in questioning Theresa May’s decision to push ahead with a state visit that would see Trump courted by the UK government and royalty.
The backlash against May’s failure to condemn the move gathered pace amid fears that British citizens holding dual nationality could be affected. The government said they had been assured by the US that those citizens would not be affected by the ban as long as they weren’t travelling from one of the seven countries involved.
Boris Johnson was still expected to face questions about the ban in the House of Commons on Monday. The foreign secretary, who used Twitter to call the policy “divisive”, will be pressed on why Britain took longer than others to receive assurances from the US and why May did not condemn the policy in the same way as other European leaders.
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said she “regretted” Trump’s measure and described it as an unjustified “general suspicion against people of a certain origin of religion”. François Hollande, the French president, said Trump had opted for a “dead end response” to an “unstable and uncertain world”.
After May declined three times on Saturday to condemn the executive order during a press conference in Turkey, Downing Street released a statement overnight saying the government “does not agree” with this approach. On Sunday and under pressure, Downing Street said that May had convened a conference call with Johnson and Rudd to instruct them to speak to their equivalents in the State Department and Department of Homeland Security.
But MPs from the prime minister’s own party have gone further, opting for a markedly different tone in condemning the president, with some questioning her decision to cosy up to Trump in Washington with a joint press conference before the ban was announced this week.
Writing in the Guardian, Sarah Wollaston said photographs of Trump grasping May’s hand as they walked through the White House “smacked of the unwelcome infantilising of a strong female leader”.
The Totnes MP wrote: “A shameful curtain of prejudice and discrimination is drawing across the land of the free and, if we are truly in a special relationship, true friends should be frank in saying so.”
Wollaston said that while the state visit would be likely to go ahead, how it was done would provide an important “symbol”. She said Westminster Hall ought to be reserved for leaders who had made a lasting and positive difference to the world. “That does not include Mr Trump. No doubt there will be those who wish to fawn over him but that must not be from the steps of our nation’s greatest hall.”
Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, also said state visits were intended to “celebrate and entrench the friendships and shared values between their respective countries … A state visit from the current president of the United States could not possibly occur in the best traditions of the enterprise while a cruel and divisive policy which discriminates against citizens of the host nation is in place. I hope President Trump immediately reconsiders his Muslim ban.”
The impact of the ban on Britons was brought home as one Conservative MP, Nadhim Zahawi, who was born in Baghdad, said he feared he and his wife could no longer visit their twin sons, who are studying in the US.
Sir Mo Farah, who came to the UK as a child from Somalia, warned that what he called a policy “of ignorance and prejudice” could see him separated from his US-based family.
On the question of British citizens, Johnson spoke to Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, according to a source.
The foreign secretary – who took to Twitter to condemn Trump’s policy, saying it was wrong to stigmatise people on the base of nationality – faced pressure to make a statement to the Commons or face an urgent question from Labour and the SNP.
A statement released after Johnson’s call with Kushner and Bannon said: “The only dual national [British citizens] who might have extra checks are those coming from one of the seven countries themselves – for example a UK-Libya dual national coming from Libya to the US. The US has reaffirmed its strong commitment to the expeditious processing of all travellers from the United Kingdom.”
Trump travel ban: airport detainees released following court order
It was unclear what revisions of the ban had been passed from the White House to border officials to guarantee these assurances that Britons would not be affected.
A Labour source said: “Whatever happens, we will be demanding to know why the Canadian government was able to provide assurance to its nationals on Saturday evening that they would be unaffected by the ban, at the same time that No 10 was only just getting round to looking into [its] implications.”
Labour is also expected to ask whether May knew of Trump’s order during her talks with him on Friday. The US president signed it the same day, after she had left.
Jeremy Corbyn told the Guardian that Trump “should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values … Theresa May would be failing the British people if she does not postpone the state visit and condemn Trump’s actions in the clearest terms. That’s what Britain expects and deserves.”
With Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, also calling for the state visit to be cancelled, a petition to downgrade Trump’s trip gained almost a million signatures by early Monday morning, meaning it will be considered for debate in parliament. Separately, a Facebook-organised call for people to protest outside Downing Street at the policy on Monday evening prompted more than 17,000 people to say they would attend.
However Downing Street said there were no plans to amend or call off Trump’s state visit, expected in the summer. Asked if there were any second thoughts, a spokesman said only: “We extended the invitation and it was accepted.”
Farron said: “Any visit by President Trump to Britain should be on hold until his disgraceful ban comes to an end. Otherwise Theresa May would be placing the Queen in an impossible position of welcoming a man who is banning British citizens purely on grounds of their faith.”
Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, said May should contact Trump directly to seek an end to the ban. “You’re the prime minister,” he tweeted. “Get on the phone to the president and tell him the ban cannot stand. And do it today.”
Suddenly, Muslims are America’s pariahs
Nesrine Malik
Heidi Allen, the Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire, told BBC1’s Sunday Politics that she wished May had spoken out on the issue during her visit to see Trump this week. “Given that she had built clearly an excellent relationship with President Trump and convinced him that Nato was the right thing to support, I felt she had the strength of relationship that she could have been firmer at the time,” Allen said.
The presidential order places a 90-day ban on travel to the US for those from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen, seemingly including those with dual nationality. Trump has also banned refugees from entering the country for 120 days and those seeking asylum from Syria have been banned indefinitely.
Nicola Sturgeon said May should make her intentions plain, adding that she would raise the issue with the prime minister at a Brexit-focused meeting of leaders from the devolved nations in Cardiff on Monday.
David Gauke, chief secretary to the Treasury, told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show that the ban was “divisive” and it was “a particular concern” that UK nationals such as Zahawi could be caught up in it. Asked why it had taken May so long to respond, he said: “The prime minister is not a shoot-from-the-hip type of politician. She wants to see the evidence. She wants to understand precisely what the implications are.”
Speaking on the same programme, Zahawi, who came to the UK as a child, said he and his wife were worried they would not be able to travel to see their twin sons, who are studying at Princeton University, despite holding 10-year US visas. “For the first time in my life, last night, I felt discriminated against,” Zahawi said. “It’s demeaning. It’s sad.”
Reject the rhetoric: There is no Muslim ban!
You are being lied to
By Herman Cain ——  Bio and Archives 
January 30, 2017
Let’s start with what President Trump actually said about banning people from seven countries known to have identifiable ties to radical Islamic terrorists:
“To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion — this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order.”
He reiterated that the country would resume issuing visas to all countries “once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days.”
This is not the impression one would get from the ensuing demonstrations and media stories generated in a matter of days. As I wrote earlier, the media are doubling down on their attempts to create false and mass hysteria about anything and everything President Trump does, says or even insinuates.
The liberal media and Democrats totally overlook the part about illegal. They want people to believe it’s against a religion. No it’s not!
Here’s how Martha Raddatz posed a question to a Trump official on Sunday morning. “Why should Christians get preferential treatment entering this country?”
Earth to Martha and all liberals who think that way: No Christians have chopped of people’s heads and driven into defenseless tourist areas, or killed innocent people in a shopping center, or blown up people running in a marathon to raise money for someone in need!
That kind of leading question and rhetoric causes the gullible to morph into a state of fear and outrage against a new administration trying to protect us.
I can remember my grandmother sifting ground flour to make sure there are no lumps in the flour. Usually, there were some lumps.
The Trump administration is trying to make sure no illegal (radical Islamic terrorist) lumps get through the system. But that’s not the narrative you hear from the liberal media.
They have doubled down on irrational reporting and fear with the help of paid protesters. But it’s not going to work. As I said earlier, move on, snowflakes. The rest of America already has.
Most of us are rejecting the rhetoric.
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Federal judge halts Trump’s immigration order — but only for those already here
The Trump administration can’t deport the people it’s currently holding in airports.
Updated by Dara Lind and Andrew Prokop 
Jan 28, 2017
Federal Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York has handed an early victory to the lawyers challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants and travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.
Judge Donnelly announced during an emergency hearing Saturday night that she was granting a stay that would prevent the government from deporting immigrants currently detained in airports around the country. You can read the stay in full here.
Now, let’s be clear: The stay does not strike down the full executive order. It does not allow people to come to the US who are currently abroad. What it does is “preserve the status quo” for people who came to the US in the immediate aftermath of the executive order, after having been granted visas allowing them to legally come to the US (before the order was signed).
That means it prevents the hundreds of people detained at airports Friday and Saturday from being deported, while the court system susses out whether Trump’s executive order was in fact legal.
Donnelly ordered that the federal government was restrained nationwide from “in any manner or any means removing” people with previously approved refugee applications, holders of valid immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and other individuals from the seven countries named in the executive order.
The judge seemed very skeptical of the Trump administration's defense
Several reporters and activists were tweeting from the hearing, and according to their accounts, Donnelly — who was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed to her judgeship in 2015 — seemed unimpressed by the government’s arguments against granting a stay.
It should be made clear that this is a temporary measure halting part of Trump’s order, rather than a judicial finding that the order is unconstitutional.
And again, the bulk of the sweeping immigration order remains in effect for people who aren’t already in transit to the US or on American soil.
The refugee admissions program won’t be approving new refugees for at least four months, and new Syrian refugee approvals are blocked indefinitely.
There has been confusion over the treatment of lawful permanent residents of the US (like green card holders) from those seven countries and preapproved refugees who are currently abroad. Early on, it appeared they did not have “permission” to come back to the US. On Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security said that the legal permanent residents in question would be readmitted to the country, subject to security checks.
The various other changes Trump made to immigration policy, such as cutting the yearly refugee target in half and favoring “religious minorities” for those spots, are also untouched.
We’re still in the very early stages here
The events that unfolded as reports of immigrants and traveler detentions spread on Saturday were remarkable. Thousands of protesters poured into international airports nationwide to express opposition to Trump’s orders and support for refugees.
“The folks who are there, the family members who are there, you can see the fear in their eyes,” says Sirine Shebaya, a civil rights attorney who traveled to Dulles Airport with other lawyers to try help refugees and travelers detained there. “‘Is my family member going to be let out?’ It’s just unbelievable the chaos this executive order has sown.”
Shebaya said that airport authorities weren’t allowing lawyers to go in to see the people being detained at Dulles, claiming that they weren’t yet on American soil. (Later Saturday, a second judge ruled that lawyers should have “access to all legal permanent residents” being detained at the airport.)
Throughout the day, condemnations of Trump’s order from Democrats rolled in — and many went to join airport protests themselves. Republican members of Congress, however, stayed mostly silent, except for a few idiosyncratic dissenters who criticized the move — showing they aren’t yet sure how the politics of this move will play out.

Overall, we’re still at the very early stages of this legal, political, and policy fight. Still, Judge Donnelly’s stay makes for a remarkable turnabout from how the situation looked throughout the day on Saturday, and hands the new president his first setback in the judicial system.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

CNN Has Bad Habit Of Lying


Carol Costello Apologizes On Air for CNN Lying About Milwaukee Riot Situation
Published on Aug 18, 2016
Carol Costello of CNN apologized on air for her network lying about the Milwaukee situation via a quick on-air story they did on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. The story, which was either done by or featured CNN reporter Ana Cabrera, portrayed the sister of the man who got shot by police in Milwaukee as calling for peace. Sylville Smith's sister, Sherelle Smith, actually said that violent "protesters" should not riot and destroy the neighborhood in which they lived, but should take the mayhem and destruction into the suburbs and "burn that shit down" instead. She also said "we need our weave" in reference to the stores which carry hair weave that should be preserved. But I digress.
There is a chasm as deep as the grand canyon between those two stances. On one hand, CNN may have a benign motive. Maybe they just want to portray the situation in Milwaukee as having some positive people "on the ground" that do not want to see any violence. Media often gets accused of adding fuel to the fire, so the story could be their way of trying to chip away at that methodology of thinking. However, the reality is that in the process of trying to present a good image for the media, CNN made up a big lie, which just serves to further entrench people's negative feelings about the media.
Ana Cabrera, the reporter from the original on-air broadcast of the brief story about the Milwaukee riots, issued a written apology that she shared via twitter, shortly before or after Carol Costello issued hers on national TV. The story may have gone unchecked, the lie unnoticed, if not for social media. Many people began to share video from the scene which shows Sherelle Smith's full unedited comments, which CNN then had to respond to. 
This actually comes on the heels of a greater movement to distrust mainstream media, especially the "liberal media." People have shown up to live events where mainstream media broadcasts from, with large "don't believe the liberal media" signs. Cases like this just fuel the distrust of mainstream media, while fueling those of us doing so called "underground media" ... which is really just the evolution of information dissemination. It's new media. Which, of course, will survive, while the big giant old media dinosaurs, will not.
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Interesting Interview! - Larry Elder on the Dave Rubin Report!

Larry Elder and Dave Rubin: Conservatives, Black Lives Matter, Racism (Full Interview)   
Published on Jan 15, 2016
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Will You Donate To The Clinton Foundation? (Part 3)


Charles Ortel-Cascading Mountain of New Evidence Coming for Clinton Charity Fraud
Published on Jan 24, 2017
Why is the Clinton charity shutting down now? Financial analyst Charles Ortel, who has analyzed the Clinton Global Initiative charity for more than two years, says, “I think, in part, because nobody wants to contribute to it. That’s one reason. Unfortunately, they are going to learn the hard way the way charity laws actually work. You can’t simply shut something down and not answer any questions. . . . The laws are such that before you liquidate, and that is what they have to do here, you must make full disclosure, and they have never made proper disclosures here. . . . Going back to the Clinton Global Initiative, narrowly, what the (Clintons) tried to keep from public view are all the crooked side deals. . . . There are multiple private deals concocted out of the CGI, and every single one of them is what’s called ‘illegal private gain.’ . . . What they don’t seem to understand is, with charity fraud, the burden falls on the targeted charity to prove that it was lawful. . . If you destroy these records, which is what I fear they are doing, you are only compounding your problems. . . . Many countries are looking into this, and I think what you are going to find is a cascading mountain of new evidence. . . .This is a text book case of charity run amuck. . . . I think the case is overwhelming.”
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The Clinton Foundation: Largest Unprosecuted Criminal Global Charity Fraud and Conspiracy Ever - Lionel Nation
Published on Jan 16, 2017
Charles Ortel, the respected Wall Street analyst who uncovered grave financial discrepancies at GE before its stock crashed in 2008 alleges with particularity and thorough documentation through relentless research and investigation that the Clinton Foundation and its myriad subsidiaries, versions and iterations have committed a number of flagrant irregularities in its tax records and are violating existing charitable, financial disclosure and IRS regulations, laws and statutes. The degree of criminality is breathtaking.
With a nonpareil tenacity Ortel has analyzed with a take-no-prisoners ferocity the “charity” operations of Hillary and Bill Clinton, the Bonnie and Clyde of charity fraud, known collectively as the Clinton Foundation and its myriad tentacles. Ortel’s indefatigable efforts to expose the Clinton corruption machine have resulted in an indictment of the Clintons (figurative, for now) that will boggle the mind.
Wall Street on Parade notes that in a nine-page letter posted to his blog, Ortel calls the Clintons’ charity the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted,” adding for good measure that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale (counting inflows and outflows) approaches and may even exceed $100 billion, measured from 1997 forward.” Ortel lists 40 potential areas of fraud or wrongdoing that he plans to expose over the coming days.
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Trump Won the Popular Vote!

It's Official: Trump Won The Popular Vote   
Published on Jan 27, 2017
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Friday, January 27, 2017

If You Know What's Good For You ...(Part 26)


Dr. Mercola: A Bowl of Rice a Day?
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15 Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin According to Science 
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Turmeric is the golden colored spice that gives curry its bright yellow color. Most people that use turmeric are unaware of its health benefits, and the fact that it can be used in the treatment and management of different ailments. Several scientific studies have been carried out to investigate the healing properties of turmeric. It was discovered that turmeric contains a multitude of active compounds that have medicinal qualities. The most important of these active compounds is curcumin.
The curcuminoids (the active compounds) only make about 3% of the weight of turmeric that is available commercially 1. Thus, despite being the most active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin is lowly concentrated in turmeric. Curcumin makes up 77% of the weight of the curcuminoids in turmeric, while desmethoxycurcumin accounts for 17%, bisdemethoxycurcumin comes in at 3%, while Cyclocurcumin accounts for the remainder 2 .
Thus, if you want to benefit as much as possible from curcumin, it is recommended that you take its supplements, as they have higher concentrations of the active curcuminoid. In addition, curcumin is usually poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. To avert this problem, try combining black pepper and curcumin in your food. Black pepper contains piperine that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000% 2. Furthermore, it is also advisable to take curcumin with a fatty meal once in a while because it is fat soluble.
This article will provide you with scientific-backed reasons as to why turmeric and curcumin need to be a staple in your superfood diet as well as some turmeric-infused recipes you should try out.

1.             Curcumin helps fight against autoimmune diseases

Scientists have discovered that curcumin can be an effective weapon against several autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes among others 3. The turmeric compound was also found effective in maintaining remission in incidences of ulcerative colitis among patients 4 as well as blocking the spread of rheumatoid arthritis 5.
It is believed that curcumin inhibits these diseases by controlling the amounts of inflammatory cytokines found in our bodies 6. Inflammation is extremely important in the body as the process is key in fighting foreign pathogens and repairing damages. Inflammation becomes a problem when it becomes chronic and is inappropriately used against the body’s tissues. Curcumin is thus used to guard against this chronic inflammation.
Bottom Line: Curcumin is an effective tool against many autoimmune diseases that afflict the human body. It prevents these autoimmune diseases by regulating the amount of inflammatory cytokines in our bodies. These pro inflammatory cytokines are responsible for the development of autoimmune diseases by attacking the body’s healthy tissues. Thus, curcumin helps in preventing chronic inflammation, and by extension many common diseases found in the Western world.

2. Curcumin is good for your stomach

Extensive research has shown that curcumin induces the contraction of the gall-bladder, which leads to the release of healthier levels of bile juice 7. In addition, curcumin has been known for protecting the stomach when one has chronic gastric ulcer and it is essential in halting the development of gastric ulcers 8. It is believed that the curcuminoid manages to effectively deal with stomach ulcers by inhibiting the levels of pepsin in the stomach as well as other acid secretions in the gut.
Bottom Line: Curcumin helps in the fight against stomach ulcers and can regulate the amount of bile and other stomach acid secretions in the gut.

3. Curcumin Improves Brain Function and Brain Health

An acute deficiency of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is believed to be a significant cause of several neurological disorders including anxiety among others. The body derives DHA from our regular diet. Scientists have found that curcumin, the most active ingredient in turmeric, helps in increasing the amount of DHA in the brain by significantly improving the synthesis of the acid from our diet 9. Studies have also shown that curcumin increases the number of enzymes that are used in the synthesis of DHA.
The discovery of the correlation between curcumin and DHA has very important implications for people across the world, especially for those who rely on a plant-based diet and do not consume fish, which is an essential source of DHA.
Curcumin has also been shown to help in the prevention of tissue damage in the brain, otherwise referred to as cerebral reperfusion. Reperfusion occurs when blood rapidly returns to the brain after an injury, resulting in cell death. The compound has exhibited both anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidation properties, as well as activity against cell death, which are all integral for the prevention of tissue damage and cell death after a brain injury 10 .
When used as a bioavailable compound, curcumin can help to improve neurological function and reduce water content in the brain when brain hemorrhaging occurs. The compound has shown great promise in improving spatial memory and learning in adults and aged people.
Bottom Line: Curcumin can elevate the levels of DHA in the brain, a compound that is essential in the prevention of neurological diseases. People who do not include fish in their diet should increase their intake of curcumin in order to have balanced levels of DHA. Curcumin is also crucial in the prevention of tissue damage and abnormal cell death in the brain.

4. Curcumin is Beneficial for Kidneys

Paracetamol is the most common pain reliever used by millions of people around the world. However, one major side effect of using paracetamol to treat headaches and reduce fever, is that it can lead to toxicity/ overdose. Paracetamol toxicity can cause severe damage to the kidneys, and it is one of the most common reasons for emergency admissions in several parts of the world owing to how popular it is as a painkiller and fever reliever 11 .
Research conducted on the effect of curcumin on affected and non-affected kidneys shows that the curcuminoid reduces the toxic effects of paracetamol on the kidney as well as increase the effectiveness of the drugs used to treat paracetamol overdoses 11.
Bottom Line: Curcumin can help prevent kidney damage that is caused by paracetamol overdose as well as increase the efficacy of the medication used to treat the overdose.

5. Curcumin is Also Good for Eye Health

In several promising eye studies done on rats, scientists have found that curcumin can help prevent or fight against formation of cataracts in the eyes. Curcumin does this by suppressing the free radicals found in the eye that are responsible for the formation of cataracts in animals and human beings 12. Scientists hope that the same results can be replicated in human studies involving the treatment of cataracts.
In addition, curcumin, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, can also be used in the treatment of dry-eyes. Elevated levels of tear osmolarity has been found to be a distinct feature of dry-eyes. Tear osmolarity increases due to the presence or increased production of specific pro-inflammation cytokines 12. Curcumin comes into play in this condition due to its anti-inflammation properties. It inhibits the production of the cytokine, thereby reducing tear osmolarity 12. Consequently, the occurrence of dry-eyes is minimized.
Bottom Line: Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties can be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of common eye-problems that include dry-eyes and cataracts.

6. Curcumin Prevents and Protects Against Cancer

Scientists have discovered that curcumin has the potential of destroying cancer cells in both animal and human models. Sufficient scientific evidence has shown that curcumin reduces the growth of blood vessels in tumors, as well as inducing expected cell death in brain cancer cells, T-cell lymphoma cells, oral cancer cells, melanoma cancer cells, brain and bone cancer cells 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
Evidence also shows that curcumin is toxic against the mitochondria of the cancer cells. Mitochondria provide the much needed energy for these cells to continue developing, and by attacking the mitochondria, curcumin is killing off the energy supply to the cancer cells 18. Without energy, the cancer cells die off rapidly.
Curcumin plays specific roles in the destruction of certain types of cancer cells. Below are the specific ways that curcumin tackles specific types of cancers.

Breast Cancer

It has been determined that curcumin prevents the development and growth of breast cancer by inhibiting the self-renewal of breast stem cell 19. Researchers believe that breast cancer arises in the stem of the concerned tissue through the process of self-renewal 19. Thus, the prevention of the process of self-renewal will aid in the prevention and management of breast cancer.
Studies have also shown that the intake of curcumin by patients with metastatic or advanced breast cancer improves their response to chemotherapy and reduces the toxicity of the treatment plan 20.

Brain Cancer

Studies and experiments have shown that curcumin is an essential compound in the prevention of, and the destruction of Glioblastoma multiforme, a highly aggressive brain cancer. Curcumin acts effectively against cancer stem cells, which are a major cause of the resistance shown by glioblastoma towards therapy 21, 22.

Colon Cancer

Research has shown that curcumin is responsible for the activation of a receptor that is responsible for prevention of cancer in the colon 23. Thus, an increase in the levels of curcumin in the body can help prevent colon cancer.
According to scientists, a daily dose of curcumin of about 3.6 g will not be distributed outside your gut, and it achieves effective levels in the colorectum 24. In addition, when combined quercetin, curcumin can reduce the number of tumors in the colon that usually lead to colon cancer 25.

Pancreatic Cancer

Several studies have conclusively shown that bioavailable curcumin helps block metastases and tumor growth in pancreatic cancer 26. Bioavailability implies that the compound is found in higher doses than how it occurs in its natural state in turmeric. To make curcumin bioavailable, it needs to be synthesized and concentrated. Supplements are an excellent example of bioavailable curcumin because they have significantly higher doses of the compound than is usually found in nature.


Studies have found that leukemia cells are extremely sensitive towards curcumin because it is toxic to such cells. The same studies have also shown that curcumin, while highly toxic to leukemia cells, does not harm or interfere with the functioning of normal, healthy cells 27.
Further studies have indicated that when combined with the green tea extract known as Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), curcumin encourages the cell death of leukemia cells 28.

Prostate Cancer

Extensive research on prostate cancer has revealed that curcumin is an effective inhibitor of tumor cell growth in the prostate 29. It is believed that curcumin is the most potent plant-based estrogen available when it comes to regulate prostate cancer cell growth. It has also been discovered that curcumin-induced toxicity to prostate cancer cells is due to the compound’s ability to attack the mitochondrial bodies of the cancer cells.

Lung Cancer

Cancer experts theorize that curcumin acts as an anti-inflammatory agent in lung cells by inhibiting unnecessary inflammation in the lung 30. Curcumin is also known for activating or stimulating the body’s own antioxidant enzymes that may have gone dormant owing to disease or injury.
Curcumin also promotes the natural death of lung cancer cells, like it does in other parts of the body. It also attacks the mitochondrial pathways of these cancer cells, thereby inhibiting their growth by depleting them of energy to function.
In addition, the dietary intake of curcumin is known to increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment on lungs. Curcumin prevents radiation-induced lung disease without impairing the ability of radiotherapy to kill the tumor cells 31.
Bottom Line: Curcumin has been extensively investigated for its role in the prevention and management of different types of cancer. The studies conclusively show that curcumin is highly effective in battling different types of cancer as well as increasing the efficiency and reducing the toxicity of chemotherapy.

7. Curcumin Protects Your Liver’s Health

Due to its antioxidant properties, curcumin can protect your liver from chronic-alcohol induced injury as well as atherosclerosis. Excessive levels of alcohol in the blood stream is deemed responsible for increased risk of developing fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, and liver injury 32. Curcumin helps increase the level of glutathione thereby protecting the liver against the harmful effects of chronic ethanol.
Studies have also shown that curcumin can be effective against the harmful effects of the carcinogen Aflatoxin on the livers of rats. It is hypothesized that curcumin will have the same effect on human liver 33. The studies indicate that curcumin helps to prevent and reduce the damage caused by aflatoxin on the liver.
Bottom Line: Curcumin is an effective guard against the damage that alcohol can cause on the liver. It is also significantly useful in protecting the liver from aflatoxins.

8. Curcumin Eases Joint Problems

One clinical experiment found that curcumin can help in the management of osteoarthritis 34. The researchers observed that mobility in patients with osteoarthritis increased after a curcumin complex was introduced into their diets. The patients could walk for longer on the treadmill and inflammation in the joints that causes joint pain significantly reduced during the period of experimentation.
Another study carried out in Belgium found that a curcumin supplement known as Flexofytol rapidly improved the quality of life for patients complaining about joint problems. The extract improved articular mobility in the patients as well as reduced the pain involved in joint problems 35. Most of the patients in the study were noted to prefer the curcumin supplement over anti-inflammatory and painkiller treatments.
Bottom Line: Curcumin is effective in managing joint problems as well as reducing the pain that often comes with the problems. It is especially effective and safe for patients with osteoarthritis.

9. Curcumin Protects against Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi

In numerous tests, curcumin has been shown to have anti-viral capabilities against the major viruses of our time including influenza, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus, and adenovirus 36.
Researchers also found that curcumin can act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the case of lung infections such as pneumonia. It uses its anti-inflammatory property to act against the bacteria that attack the lungs and cause inflammation in the lung tissue 37. Other researchers have concluded that curcumin can be an effective antimicrobial agent against numerous fatal bacterial infections in the body including the often fatal cholera 38.
It has also been determined that the turmeric compound possesses antifungal properties. For instance, the compound has been shown to be effective against Candida albicans, which when out of control leads to the development of candidiasis 39.
Bottom Line: Curcumin is an effective treatment against mild and chronic fungal, bacterial, and virus infections. It is useful in treating a wide range of infections from mild influenza to chronic pneumonia and cholera.

10. Curcumin Promotes Women’s Health

Curcumin has been shown to ease the pain and discomfort associated with premenstrual syndrome symptoms 40. The turmeric compound decreases the severity of these symptoms enabling women to lead normal lives before and during their menstruation. It is hypothesized that the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin as well as its neurotransmitters are responsible for reducing the severity of PMS symptoms.
Studies have also conclusively shown that the antiviral and anticancer activities of curcumin can be extremely helpful in treating and managing cervical cancer that is as a result of infection by the human papillomavirus (HPV) 41, 42. In one such study, the researchers found that bioavailable curcumin inhibited the growth of the cancer cells, induced cell death, and arrested the cell cycles of the cervical cancer cells 41.
Bottom Line: Curcumin helps reduce the severity of the symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome. Studies have also proven that curcumin can help in the treatment of cervical cancer, especially in cases where the cervical cancer developed as a result of HPV infection.

11. Curcumin Increases Muscle Tissue, Helps Treat Obesity, Diabetes, and Libido Issues

When it comes to overweight individuals, bioavailable forms of curcumin have been shown to significantly reduce weight loss, enhance the reduction in waistline, enhance the percentage reduction in body fat, significant reduction in BMI, as well as remarkable hip circumference reduction 43. The turmeric compound has also proven to be effective in inhibiting inflammation that is as a result of the complications that obesity brings along.
Water-soluble curcumin has been shown to improve erectile function in mice that suffer from erectile dysfunction. There is much hope that the same results can be replicated in men that suffer from erectile dysfunction 44.
Many experiments have been done to investigate the effect of curcumin on diabetes and its associated disorders. Majority of the studies concluded that curcumin acts favorably against insulin resistance, and other conditions that lead to the development of diabetes. It has thus been concluded that curcumin, in either its free or bioavailable form, can effectively prevent the detrimental complications that stem from diabetes 45.
In addition, further studies have shown that the turmeric compound has the ability to induce pancreatic regeneration, which is crucial for the effective management of diabetes 46. Furthermore, curcumin significantly lowers the chances of prediabetes developing into Type II diabetes, while at the same time improving the functioning of the pancreas 47.
Other studies have demonstrated that curcumin stimulates muscle regeneration after an individual undergoes a traumatic injury. This is especially the case for skeletal muscle that undergoes most injury after trauma or disease. Thus, curcumin can be used to treat muscle diseases and injuries by supporting regeneration of healthy muscles 48.
Bottom Line: Curcumin is effective in weight management and reduction in overweight individuals. It also helps protects against the debilitating effects of diabetes and related concerns. Curcumin can help improve libido by fixing erectile dysfunction, and it is effective in improving skeletal muscle regeneration after injury, trauma or disease destroys muscle tissues.

12. Curcumin has Anti-Aging Properties

It is a well-known fact that the aging process is exacerbated by inflammation in the body. If inflammation is reduced, then the aging process will slow down 49. That is why curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties are used to decrease the speed of aging.
In addition, age-related diseases such as metabolic disorders, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s are usually caused by oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Curcumin’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties work effectively at eliminating oxidative stress and inflammation and thereby stopping the development of these age-related diseases 49. For instance in the case of Alzheimer’s, curcumin supports the creation of new brain cells in adults as well as improve cognitive vitality in patients with the disease.
Bottom Line: Curcumin is an effective anti-aging agent and also helps prevent majority of the diseases associated with old age including Alzheimer’s and atherosclerosis.

13. Curcumin is an Effective Antidepressant

Millions of people including teenagers suffer from different forms of depression. Many of these people are on prescription medication to combat their depression. However, these medications have serious side-effects. Fortunately, curcumin, which is a naturally occurring compound, is able to treat depression and stress without the side effects posed by pharmaceutical drugs. Curcumin has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to manage stress and reduce depression and depression-related disorders in patients 50.
How does curcumin treat depression? Studies show that curcumin stimulates the production of new cells in the brain. Scientists have also shown that the compound helps improve mood, memory, and attention in individuals. Furthermore, the compound when combined with piperine enhances the effects of SNRI and SSRI antidepressants in animal models, and it is hypothesized that the same results can be replicated in human beings 50. Scientists now believe that curcumin is as effective as prozac in curing, and managing depression.
Bottom Line: Curcumin has numerous promising positive effects against depression and stress without the side effects presented by manufactured medicines. The natural compound can be one of the most effective ways ever discovered of battling the depression pandemic around the world.

14. Curcumin Prevents Toxicity

Metal toxicity is a significant health hazard to the population and it is important for scientists to find natural ways of preventing and managing metal toxicity. Curcumin, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, decreases inflammation in rats that suffer from copper overload. Studies have also shown that the turmeric compound reduces inflammation caused by aluminium overdose 51.
Other studies have shown that dietary intake of cucumin helps reduce mercury concentrations in tissues, protects DNA from damage due to high levels of arsenic, and increases antioxidant activities throughout the body 52.
Further studies on mercury toxicity have shown that curcumin is an effective pretreatment to mercury intoxication in the brain, the kidneys, and the liver 53. This is especially the case if it is ingested daily as part of a person’s dietary regimen.
Curcumin has also been effective in diminishing the neurotoxicity caused by fluoride poisoning. This is because of its antioxidant property 54. Curcumin has the ability of destroying the neurodegenerative effects that fluoride has on the human brain. It has also proved to be effective against selenium, and iron toxicity in the brain, the liver, and the kidneys.
Bottom Line: All the studies indicated above have proven that curcumin is an effective antioxidant that can guard against different types of metal toxicities that are currently plaguing the human population due to destructive environmental practices.

15. Curcumin can Help Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Heart disease continues to be the biggest cause of death across the world. Examples of heart diseases that cause the greatest mortality include obstructive lung disease, lower respiratory functions, stroke, and ischaemic heart disease. Scientists, while investigating the different properties of curcumin, found that the polyphenol can be an effective agent against disorders in the cardiovascular systems 55.
For instance, studies have shown that curcumin can prevent the cardiovascular complications that arise from diabetes and related concerns. Scientific experiments on animals have also demonstrated that the turmeric compound is effective in disrupting the development of cardiac hypertrophy (thickening of the heart muscles) as well as heart failure. Furthermore, curcumin helps in the prevention of ventricular arrhythmia as well as guarding the cardiovascular system from the effects of atherosclerosis 55.
In addition, curcumin has been shown to be highly effective against endothelial dysfunction. This type of dysfunction is a major contributor to the development of the heart disease 56. The dysfunction arises from the endothelium’s inability to regulate blood clotting, and blood pressure. Scientists found that curcumin improves endothelial function, and that it works as well as exercise in preventing heart disease that arises from endothelial dysfunction.
Bottom Line: Curcumin has been shown to be extremely beneficial in combatting heart disease. Its antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties are crucial in protecting the cardiovascular system from disease and damage. In addition, the turmeric compound has the ability of improving endothelial function, further lessening the risk of contracting heart disease.
Tasty and Healthy Turmeric Recipes
Now that you have learnt the benefits of curcumin, and by extension turmeric, it is time you learnt how to incorporate the compound into your diet. As mentioned before in this article, curcumin is poorly absorbed in the bloodstream. To enhance its absorption, ensure you include black pepper when you try out the recipes below.
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15 Health Benefits of Juicing, According to Science (+8 Delicious Recipes) 
Anyone interested in achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellness has no doubt heard some of the benefits that you can gain from incorporating fresh juice into your diet. Juicing is the process of extracting the liquid from fresh vegetables and fruit – leaving behind most of the fiber so you can consume the majority of the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients found in these foods.
When done properly, juicing can be a fantastic way to supplement your diet and ensure you’re giving your body everything it needs to work efficiently and stay healthy. Remember, drinking fruit and vegetable juice isn’t a replacement for these foods – you should still try to eat at least two fruits and four servings of vegetables each day.
A brief history of juicing
While the modern philosophy of juicing wasn’t introduced until the 1930s, people have been taking advantage of the health benefits of juicing for thousands of years. Early juicers used grinders and linens to crush and strain produce or herbs for ceremonial practices or medical applications. With the invention of the first hydraulic press-style juicer, Dr. Norman Walker developed the technology to bring this traditional health supplement to the contemporary masses.
When the first masticating juicer was invented in the 1950s, it introduced the possibility of juicing nearly all kinds of vegetables – including leafy greens, which had been virtually impossible to juice with the hydraulic press. However, due to the friction caused by the high speed at which this juicer functioned, the heat generated can compromise the quality of the resulting liquid. As live enzymes are destroyed by heat, many of the nutrients contained within the produce were destroyed during this juicing process.
However, by the 1990s, technology had evolved to allow juicers to operate efficiently and effectively – extracting a maximum of juices from fruits and vegetables without the loss of nutrients caused by these previous juicing methods. Thanks to this important evolution, people around the world can enjoy the benefits of juicing in their own homes.
What do I need?
If you don’t have a juicer, you can use your blender to achieve a similar result – just be sure to add a little water to keep your juice from getting too thick. However, to fully enjoy the many benefits of juicing, you might want to invest in a new appliance for your kitchen.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on a good juicer, but the more expensive ones do come with some added conveniences. Since they can often process the entire fruit – including the rind, core, and even seeds – they can spare you having to chop up your produce before running it through the juicer. Check out the width of the juicer’s chute to get an idea of how what size of produce the machine will be capable of processing.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that your juicer should be easy to clean. A good juicer should have removable parts that are simple to assemble, so you can quickly take it apart and clean it out after use – and put it back together easily before you use it again. Although some models claim to be dishwasher safe, the heat from the dishwasher can cause the plastic pieces of the juicer to become distorted and impossible to fit back together.
Speed is only a concern for people who want to store juice. A faster machine is perfect if you plan to consume your juice immediately after making it, but if you want to keep juice in the fridge for several hours, you may want to invest in a slow juicer. This will mean your final product will obviously take longer to make, but because the slower process lets in less air, your juice won’t be as oxidized – meaning you can store it a little longer and it will likely taste a bit more fresh.
The three most common types of juicers are masticating, centrifugal, and triurating. Each of these comes with their own pros and cons, so it really comes down to finding a juicer that fits your lifestyle. There really is no one best juicer to suit everyone.
Masticating juicers work slowly, with a rotating auger that crushes produce into a mesh screen. Juice is released through this screen, and pulp is collected in a separate container. This process results in less oxidation, meaning that juice created through this machine doesn’t need to be consumed immediately.
These can be found in two styles – with a horizontal auger or a vertical auger. This type of juicer will require some pre-cutting, especially for more fibrous greens or dense vegetables like carrots or beets. They do have a bit more of a learning curve, but will yield a lot of juice.
Centrifugal juicers work similarly to the spin cycle on your washing machine – produce is shredded and spun to separate the juice from the pulp. While some machines do come with a container to catch the extracted pulp, if you plan to make a large batch of juice you will likely have to take it apart to remove the pulp at least once during the process. The juice produced from this machine will also be quite oxidized, meaning you will need to drink it within fifteen minutes of making it.
While this process doesn’t extract much juice from leafy greens, it is a great option for people who don’t have a lot of prep time to chop veggies and fruits before running them through the juicer. There are also fewer pieces that need to be cleaned after use.
Triurating juicers, or twin gear juicers, function more like a car’s transmission – two gears interlock and work together to shred and squeeze the juice from your produce. These machines struggle with softer fruits and vegetables, and require a bit of force to push produce through the two gears, but provide a maximum yield – allowing you to make the most out of each vegetable or piece of fruit.
However, these juicers are capable of making more than just juice. Thanks to this unique process, they can make sorbets, nut butters, and even baby food – making this a great option for someone who doesn’t want to purchase a specific appliance just for juicing. Juices made with a triurating juicer can also be stored in the fridge for up to three days.
No matter what kind of juicer you decide to buy, if you plan to make juicing an important part of your healthy lifestyle, a good juice extractor is worth the investment. The best juicer you can buy is the one that best suits your specific needs and will be easy and fun for you to use on a daily basis.
Benefits of juicing
One: Juicing gives you more energy.
When your body isn’t forced to spend so much time and energy processing the fibers contained in fruits and vegetables, it is better able to absorb these key nutrients – which can help lower your risk of cancer, detoxify your body, promote healthy digestion, stimulate your immune system, and aid with weight loss.
Juicing can help boost your metabolism, encouraging your body to work effectively and efficiently. It also increases your fluid intake, and staying hydrated is a great way to get your energy up. However, be sure you are also drinking enough water – no matter how nutrient-rich it is, juice is not a replacement for water, which is responsible for the delivery of all these nutrients to the other parts of your body.
Two: Juicing aids digestion.
The amount of fiber in fruits and vegetables can make it difficult to eat large quantities of these foods, and juicing them can make it much easier to incorporate them into your regular diet. Two cups of fresh pressed juice contains the same number of vitamins and enzymes as eating two pounds of carrots, eight pounds of spinach, or almost twelve apples – it just isn’t possible!
Juicing is also a great option for people who don’t normally eat fruits and vegetables, because they don’t enjoy the taste of the texture. With tons of different juice recipes available, it’s easy for anyone to find a healthy and delicious way of ensuring your diet contains all of the nutrients you might miss out on if you don’t eat enough produce. It can also help you incorporate some new types of produce into your diet, which is helpful since often, we end up eating the same familiar foods every day.
Three: Juicing gives you tons of antioxidants.
Studies have shown that when people eat more fruits and vegetables, they end up feeling happier, calmer, and more energetic than when their diets contain more starches, breads, and processed foods. Many researchers attribute this boost in mental well-being to the amount of antioxidants contained in produce – and it’s easy to add more antioxidants to your diet by juicing. High amounts of antioxidants are found in kale, spinach, pomegranates, concord grapes and blueberries.
Antioxidants can limit or prevent the oxidation of molecules, and counteract some of the damaging effects of free radicals in the body – which can contribute to a range of illnesses and diseases.
There are tons of antioxidants in food sources, and each antioxidant provides different benefits to impact various parts of the body. It’s important to get a wide variety of these antioxidants in your diet to protect against eye problems, memory issues, compromised immune system, heart concerns, and even mood disorders.
Four: Juicing detoxifies your body.
Toxins in your body can impact your ability to burn fat, fight infection, and think clearly – and drinking fresh juice is a great way to help your body in the natural detoxifying process. As an additional perk, clearing these toxins will improve your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, which will ensure that you are making the most out of every glass of juice.
However, it is important to note that there is no scientific evidence to support going on a juice cleanse as a way to boost your health. Juice is not a substitute for food or water – it’s a supplement, to help you get the minerals and vitamins you need to keep your body functioning efficiently.
The weight you may lose as the result of a juice cleanse will likely come back as soon as you resume your regular diet – but supplementing your diet with fresh juice can help support healthy weight loss, if done correctly.
Five: Juicing can help you lose weight.
Since juicing helps stimulate your metabolism and remove toxins from your fat cells, it’s no secret that drinking juice can help you lose weight, too. Having a glass of fresh juice instead of snacking on empty calories is a great way to stay on track and ensure that you’re fueling your body in an effective way.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that there are still calories in juice – and many fruit juices not only contain lots of calories, but also a lot of sugar. These can raise your blood sugar levels and contribute to weight gain if you aren’t careful. The more fruit juices you use, the higher the calorie count of your juice.
If cutting calories is a priority for you, focus on juicing vegetables and use just one or two pieces of flavourful fruit to add a sweeter taste. Beets, carrots, and red cabbage also have some great natural sweetness that you can take advantage of when you’re juicing.
Six: Juicing saves you time.
Depending on the type of juicer you use, it can take just minutes to extract the juice from your produce and enjoy a glass of fresh, nutrient-rich liquid. Even if you need to do a little prep by chopping vegetables and removing cores and pits from your fruits, it’s nothing compared to the amount of time you would spend cooking and eating the same amount of produce - and juicing them means you can preserve some of the nutrients that are lost when these foods are processed.
You can save even more time by doing some advance prep on the weekend. Figure out which juices you want to make, and after you’ve purchased the ingredients, wash and prep them for juicing. Store them in containers or bags to make them super easy to toss into the juicer whenever you’re ready.
Seven: Juicing can lower your bad cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol is an important part of keeping your body functioning well, but too much cholesterol can lead to cardiac health concerns. Juicing with vegetables that have plenty of beta carotene, like carrots, peaches, spinach, broccoli, and cantaloupes, and that are rich in sterols can help maintain a healthy blood cholesterol level. You can avoid taking medication to treat your high cholesterol by managing this condition with diet and exercise – and juicing is a great way to get started.
Eight: Juicing helps regulate blood sugar levels.
While drinking more fresh fruit and vegetable juice helps provide your body with the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients it needs to help keep your blood sugar levels under control, mixing in a bit of the extracted pulp can give you the fiber you need to make sure these levels remain steady and balanced. Naturally stabilize your blood sugar levels by juicing with pomegranates, apples, spinach, kale, nuts, and legumes.
Nine: Juicing gives you clearer skin.
Many of the vitamins you can easily absorb through fresh juice can help keep your skin looking great. Depending on the ingredients you use, your juice can help balance hormones, repair and strengthen collagen, reduce the appearance of acne scars, ease stress, and stimulate circulation. Look for fruits and vegetables that produce red, blue, purple, orange, and green juice to maximize these benefits.
Ten: Juicing can boost your athletic performance.
The potassium and nitrates found in some fruit and vegetable juices can aid your body in recovering after a workout – helping you build stronger muscles and repair damaged tissues. Bananas, tart cherries, and beets are some of the produce you can juice to help prevent prolonged inflammation following a workout and ensure you can return to your activity sooner.
You can also add extra protein to your fresh juice to make sure your post-workout drink has an appropriate balance of calories by throwing in ingredients like nuts, almond milk, peanut butter, seeds (like hemp or chia), or Greek yogurt.
Eleven: Juicing can help you achieve a healthy pH balance.
The ideal pH level for a healthy body is between 7.0 and 8.0 – slightly alkaline. An unbalanced pH can lead to health issues like kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, fatigue, osteoporosis, and even mental health concerns. Fortunately, this is easy to prevent by supplementing your diet with alkaline-forming foods like fruits and vegetables. To balance your system, fortify your juice with citrus fruits and berries.
Twelve: Juicing will improve the quality of your sleep.
A healthy diet can be a valuable tool when it comes to battling insomnia, and the nutrients found in fruit and vegetable juices are key in achieving a solid dietary balance. Sleeping less than the recommended amount can contribute to a wide variety of health concerns, as sleep is necessary to help maintain important systems within your body – your immune system, nervous system, muscular system, and skeletal system. Supplementing your diet with juice and incorporating some other tips like avoiding screens before bed, eating a smaller evening meal, and keeping to a regular schedule will help you ensure you’re getting the sleep you need to stay healthy.
Thirteen: Juicing puts you in a better mood.
Antioxidants aren’t just important for your physical health – they’re great for your mental health, too. The antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables can boost dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin levels, which all work together to give you a natural way to improve your mood. Usually, we will indulge in sweet carbohydrates to raise these levels, but by balancing your hormonal system with fresh, healthy juice, you can avoid these harmful cravings and keep to a nutritious diet.
Fourteen: Juicing supports your brain health.
There are several nutrients found in vegetable juices that have been proven to promote healthy brain function – so take advantage of it and include these in your regular diet. Potassium, lycopene, vitamin K, and vitamin C can help prevent damage to your DNA, brain cells, lipids, and proteins. High levels of these nutrients have proven to reduce the risk of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and even seizures.
Fifteen: Juicing can help you live longer.
All of these health benefits contribute to one ultimate goal – longevity. Drinking fresh juice, and getting all the important nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, can keep your body functioning effectively and efficiently for years into the future. Some of the earliest proponents of juicing as a healthy dietary supplement lived exceptionally long lives – in fact, the inventor of the first hydraulic press-style juicer, Dr. Norman Walker, died in 1985 at the age of 99
What do I do with the pulp?
If you don’t want to miss out on the benefits of the fiber that gets left behind, you could consider mixing some back into your juice before drinking it. Another suggestion is to use a blender to process certain ingredients and toss them in with the juiced ones. These options will leave you feeling much more satisfied than simply drinking juice – although you won’t be giving your digestive system as much time to rest.
Another way you can use up some of the pulp that remains after the juice has been extracted from your fruits and vegetables is in your cooking. Add it to muffin or cookie batter, or as a broth to cook soups or grains. That way, not only are you creating less waste, you’re also adding some extra fortification to your other meals.
What should I buy?
You can juice anything – but there are some fruits and vegetables that will provide a greater nutritional value than others. You can also try combining some of your favorite fruits and vegetables to create a customized juice to suit your taste, but pay attention to the vitamins and enzymes in each ingredient to make sure you’re getting all of the great benefits of juicing in each recipe.
However, if you are juicing to treat or prevent specific issues, pay attention to the vitamins and minerals contained in the produce you plan to juice. Choose fruits and vegetables that are rich in those nutrients to create a juice that will fit your needs.
- Vitamin A
This can be found in bell peppers, oranges, carrots, and apples, and is a vital part of ensuring the growth of healthy retinal cells in your eyes. Vitamin A is also an antioxidant full of anti-aging properties and stimulates immune system function.
- Vitamin B complex
Thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), nicotinic acid (B3), pyridoxine (B6), and cobalamin (B12) are all important parts of the vitamin B complex, which are primarily important for blood health. Find high levels of vitamin B complex in spinach, broccoli, bananas, plums, and asparagus.
- Vitamin C
Citrus fruits are a wonderful source of vitamin C, which is an important part of maintaining the health of your immune system. You can also find vitamin C in peaches, kiwis, bell peppers, and tomatoes
- Vitamin D
This vitamin is difficult to get from food sources, but you can find vitamin D in leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, and mustard greens. Keep in mind that this vitamin requires sunlight to promote synthesis, but it is vital to maintain the health of your teeth and bones.
- Vitamin E
Another important antioxidant, vitamin E keeps your cells and tissues working properly. This vitamin is a key part of promoting healthy skin, thickens hair, balances hormones, and even improves vision. You can find it in peaches, corn, mangoes, blackberries, avocadoes, and tomatoes.
- Vitamin K
Leafy greens are full of vitamin K, but when these vegetables are exposed to heat via cooking or steaming, this important nutrient is lost. Vitamin K promotes healthy blood clotting and prevents excessive bleeding, as well as helps increase bone strength and density. Juice kale, spinach, mustard or collard greens, and parsley to up your intake of vitamin K.
Juicing can get expensive, since you go through large amounts of produce to fill just one cup of juice. Here’s a sample grocery list for a juicer on a budget, to maximize your yield and get as many nutrients as possible.
- Zucchini
- Parsley
- Sweet potato
- Beets
- Broccoli
- Cucumber
- Swiss chard
- Celery
- Carrots
- Mint
- Romaine lettuce
- Tomatoes
- Apples
- Citrus (lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes)
- Melon (especially watermelon)
- Pineapple
- Pears
Ingredients with a higher water content, like watermelon, cucumber, celery, and zucchini, are a great, low-cost base for any juice. Start with these and add other ingredients to build up a balanced blend.
Keep in mind that you can buy your produce in bulk – whatever you won’t use right away can be kept in the fridge or in the freezer, so you can use it later on. You can also save the scraps of vegetables and fruits that were used to prepare other meals, making sure you aren’t wasting any leftovers that could still provide some great nutritious benefits.
Tips for beginners
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to taking on a new challenge like juicing – but there are some tips you can keep in mind to make it an easy lifestyle change that you can stick to. Juicing isn’t just a fad, or something you’ll want to do occasionally. This is something you want to make an important part of your daily life, to continually promote your own health and wellness.
- Keep your juicer in a prominent spot.
Don’t let your juicer get lost in a cupboard with other kitchen appliances. If you keep it somewhere you can see it, you’ll be much more likely to use it on a regular basis.
- Read the instructions.
If you’ve never used a juicer before, get familiar with your machine and make sure you know how to take it apart and put it back together before you start running produce through it. You also need to know how big each piece of produce can be so you don’t overwhelm or damage the machine. It may seem daunting to read through the entire manual, but you’ll be much more likely to use your juicer if you’re confident that you know how to do it properly.
- Shop smart.
Purchase fruits and vegetables in bulk whenever you can, and try to choose organic options whenever they are available. Keep in mind that fruit juices will add sugar and calories, so try to stick to the 80/20 rule – 80% vegetables with only 20% fruit. It can be tough to adjust to the more bitter taste of juiced vegetables, but using herbs like mint and less sugary fruits like lemons and limes, you can achieve a nicely balanced juice with a little practice.
- Prep your produce right away.
Instead of just stuffing your fruits and veggies into the fridge after a trip to the store, clean it and chop it and separate it as you put it all away. You’ll be much more inclined to use your fresh produce if it’s ready to go when you are. Washing your produce is important to avoid E. coli, so be sure to remove any dangerous bacteria, pesticides, and dirt from your fruits and vegetables before running them through your juicer.
- Wash your juicer immediately.
Cleaning dried-on pulp and sticky dried juice is a lot of work, but if you take a few minutes to clean each piece of your juicer as soon as you’re done using it, you’ll save yourself the effort. Get into the routine of cleaning your equipment right away so that it becomes a habit, and then you’ll never have to deal with the pain of dealing with a dried-out mess. This juicer is an investment you’ll want to maintain for years, so take care of it!
- Drink your juice right away.
While some types of juicers prevent excessive oxidation, fresh juice can develop dangerous bacteria if it’s not consumed immediately. Without preservatives, juice has a very short shelf life, so unless you have a slow juicer you will need to drink your juice right after making it.
- Make juice you like.
If you don’t like the taste of juiced broccoli, don’t drink it! Find another source of those vitamins and minerals, or mix it in with a bunch of vegetables and fruits you do like. You’re much less likely to continue juicing if you try to force yourself to consume juices you don’t enjoy, so stick to blends that you’ll want to drink again and again.

However, keep in mind that one of the benefits of juicing is that you can supplement your diet with a wider variety of different types of produce. Even if you stick to a particular recipe you like, rotate through some extra ingredients to keep your diet varied and benefit from as many different vitamins and minerals as you can.

Recipes to try

World's First Clinical Trial Finds Diet Works for Depression
Georgia Ede MD
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Pioneering research from the Land Down Under shows you how to get out from under your depression!
Felice Jacka PhD is a trailblazing researcher at Deakin University in Australia who is calling the world’s attention to the powerful impact of food on mood. On January 30, 2017, the journal BMC Medicine published her new randomized controlled study called The SMILES Trial. This groundbreaking research demonstrates for the first time that people with moderate to severe depression can improve their mood by eating a healthier diet.
You may be surprised to hear that this kind of study has never been done before, probably because you have read headlines in the past proclaiming that healthier diets decrease risk for depression. We have Professor Jacka and her team to thank for many of those hopeful headlines. Over the past seven years, she published numerous epidemiological (survey-based) studies suggesting that people who report eating an unhealthy diet are more likely to be depressed. However, since these studies were based on questionnaires and weren’t actual diet experiments, they didn’t have the power to PROVE that unhealthy diets CAUSE depression, and couldn’t prove that healthy diets could TREAT depression. These were simply educated guesses that hadn’t been tested in the real world yet. Until now.
Professor Jacka boldly went where no one has gone before: she tested her theories on actual people with clinical depression…and emerged victorious.
The Study
Professor Jacka’s team recruited 67 men and women with moderate to severe depression who reported eating a relatively unhealthy diet. Most were taking antidepressants and/or were in regular psychotherapy.
They put half of these depressed people on a modified Mediterranean diet (aka the “ModiMed” diet—more details below) and required them to attend dietary support sessions with a nutritionist.
The other half continued eating their usual unhealthy diet, but were required to attend social support “befriending” sessions.
Before and after the 12-week study, everyone’s depression symptoms were graded using several different tests. The test this research group chose to focus on was the MADRS scale (Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale), which rates mood on a scale of 0 to 60, with 60 being the most severely depressed.
Adapted from Jacka FN et al 2017.
Source: Adapted from Jacka FN et al 2017.
After 12 weeks, people in the ModiMed diet group saw their MADRS scores improve on average by about 11 points. Thirty-two percent (10 out of 31 completers) had MADRS scores so low that they no longer met criteria for depression—remission!
People in the unhealthy diet group improved by only about 4 points on the MADRS test and only 8% (2 of 25 completers) achieved remission.
More happy details:
Calories were not restricted and body weight stayed about the same for everyone in the study, so people didn’t have to lose weight to feel better.
Surprisingly, the ModiMed diet cost about 19% less than the standard unhealthy diet.
The diet plan was apparently easier to stick to than the social support plan, since more people in the diet group (31 out of 33) made it all the way to the end of the study, compared to only 25 out of 34 people in the support group.
What is the ModiMed diet?
(Chart by Suzi Smith)
Encouraged foods: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, low-fat/ unsweetened dairy, raw unsalted nuts, lean red meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and olive oil
Discouraged foods: sweets, refined cereals, fried food, fast food, processed meat.
Beverages: maximum two sugar-sweetened beverages per week and maximum two alcoholic drinks per day, preferably red wine.
So, what is so special about the ModiMed diet?
Well, THAT is the $64,000 question, and the answer is? We don’t know.
It could be that this diet was higher in some potentially magical ingredient like olive oil or nuts.
It could be that this diet was lower in some potentially evil ingredient like processed meat or refined carbohydrates.
It could be both.
My opinion, based on everything I know about food and the brain, is that this diet is better than the average diet because:
(1) It is extremely low in refined carbohydrates (sugar, flour, refined cereals, etc). These non-foods put your blood sugar, insulin, hormones, and neurotransmitters on a dangerous invisible roller coaster. This destabilizes mood and increases risk for insulin resistance, which causes brain damage over time.
(2) It contains plenty of natural fat and cholesterol, which the brain needs to function properly [in my opinion the ModiMed diet unnecessarily limits saturated animal fats].
(3) It is low in processed oils from seeds such as cottonseed, safflower and corn. These industrially-refined oils are very high in omega-6 fatty acids, which tilt the brain towards inflammation and away from healing.
(4) It contains animal sources of protein, which are rich in key brain nutrients such as iron, zinc, and vitamin B 12, and free of anti-nutrients, which interfere with protein and mineral absorption.
(5) It is based primarily on whole foods, which humans are well-adapted to eating.
Real Hope for the Real World
I LOVE this study, because it proves that the human brain cares deeply about what we eat. I wish ALL of all of my patients would try a healthy diet before trying a prescription medication. Don’t get me wrong—I prescribe medications every day and I have seen them work wonders. But clearly the most powerful way to fundamentally change your brain chemistry is through food, because that’s where the brain chemicals come from in the first place! I believe a healthy diet can in many cases reduce or eliminate the need for prescription medications.
With the exception of crisis situations and special barriers to dietary change, why not start by improving the quality of your diet? What do you have to lose? Healthy diets have no co-pays, no side effects, and are good for the whole body, not just the brain.
The bottom line is this: the ModiMed diet is clearly superior to a junky standard diet loaded with fast food, processed foods, and refined carbohydrates. It is also affordable and manageable in the real world!
Take a Bite Out of Your Depression!
For those of you who eat a low-fat, vegan, vegetarian, low-carb, or Paleo diet, this study cannot tell you whether or not the ModiMed diet is better for depression than your diet. Until we have studies that compare these diets to each other, the only way for you to know which diet works best for your mood is to compare them yourself.
For those of you who have tried a Mediterranean diet without success, there is still tremendous hope. There are other healthy changes worth trying—my two favorite recommendations being:
(1) Lowering overall carbohydrate intake, especially if you have insulin resistance.
Removing grains and legumes, which interfere with the absorption of key nutrients the brain needs to work properly, such as iron and zinc.
For those of you who don’t care to try the ModiMed diet, there are MOUNDS of evidence incriminating the refined carbohydrates and industrially-produced foods that form the basis of our American diet. So, regardless of what is IN your favorite diet, make sure you get the junk OUT.
Your brain, your metabolism, and your whole body will be happier and healthier.
Thank you, Australia!
Watch this 1-minute ABC News video to hear commentary about the study from Professor Jacka herself, and to meet Sarah Keeble, one of the real people who went through the clinical trial and saw improvements in her own depression.
Healthy lifestyle can double chances of being healthy in 70
Iran Daily
News ID:137920
Publish Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2016 

A new UK government initiative is encouraging middle-aged people to exercise and eat well after a study found that healthy living in mid-life doubles your chances of being healthy when you are 70 Rex Middle-aged Britons are being urged to get off their couches and cut down on unhealthy food as part of a government-backed drive to make people look after themselves.

Stark warnings about the risks of drinking and obesity form part of a new Public Health England (PHE) campaign, called One You, which has been billed as the biggest national health drive since Change4Life, independent.co.uk wrote.
PHE said evidence shows that living healthily in mid-life can double a person’s chances of staying well aged 70 and older.
Around 40 percent of all deaths in England are related to poor lifestyles, such as smoking, drinking too much and being sedentary.
The NHS spends more than £11 billion a year on treating illnesses caused by the effects of diet, lack of exercise, smoking and drinking alcohol.
The direct cost to the NHS of obesity and people being overweight is estimated to be £6.1 billion a year, while lack of exercise costs around £900 million a year. Alcohol misuse costs the NHS £3.5 billion a year.
At an initial cost of £3.5 million, PHE’s One You campaign urges people to do more to look after themselves by eating better, taking exercise and shedding pounds.
A campaign across the internet, TV, social media and in public places will urge people to test how healthy they are via a new quiz.
Their results will be fed back to them and ‘behavioral changes’ suggested, such as signing up to a slimming club or downloading an app to take more exercise.
England’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said: “We all have the power to shape our future health by making changes now. One You campaign acknowledges that this can be difficult and is there to help make these changes easier.”
Professor Sir Muir Gray, clinical adviser for the One You campaign, said: “Many diseases that impact people’s health and shorten their active lives can be prevented.
“Currently, 42 percent of adults in mid-life are living with at least one long-term health condition which increase their risk of early death and disability.
“Although it has been customary to blame people for their lifestyle, we now appreciate that we need to take into account the environmental pressures that make it difficult to make healthy choices, having to sit eight hours a day at work for example.”
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