Issue 83 – 2/10 /12
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great week even with the rain!?! So what do I have for you today?
Lemons – packed with power!
Did you know that lemons may be more powerful than we think? We all know that they are great in warm water first thing to cleanse the body and get it going. That mixed with honey it is great for dealing with colds and sore throats. But did you know that most of the power is actually in the skin and just under it? Apparently one of the largest drug manufacturers is trialling a lemon extract (with a view to synthesizing it and then patenting it I presume!) and have found it to be very effective at destroying cancer cells – apparently far more so than a drug designed to do just that. And even more importantly it has no detrimental effect on healthy cells – unlike the drug. So don’t wait to get the dreaded news start eating the peel too. If you really don’t like the taste grate the zest and add to other foods (easy to add to smoothies) or you can freeze the lemon and then grate the whole thing. I like the taste so I’ll start eating the peel – but if anyone decides to freeze and grate let me know how you get on!
P.S. apparently it’s also very effective against bacterial infections, internal parasites and fungus! If you are going to eat the whole thing then I would recommend organic.
Massage may accelerate healing
Researchers (in particular a kinesiologist!) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario have found that overworked muscles clearly respond at a molecular level to being massaged – good news for all those sports massage therapists out there! Apparently there are measurable decreases in inflammatory compounds within the muscle and also that the muscle cells rev up their energy processors more for their job of repairing any damage. So if you’ve done a workout give yourself a good massage if you can’t get someone else to do it for you – you can always use a nice aromatherapy oil blend designed for muscles after exercise. Ask me if you want more information on these.
Avocado oil – helps fight free radicals
Research conducted in Mexico (admittedly by the world’s largest avocado producer!) has demonstrated that unlike other anti-oxidants those in avocado oil are able to reach the free radicals in the cell’s mitochondria. Apparently other fruit and veg anti-oxidants are potent free radical squashers in the cells but can’t get into the mitochondria (power houses in the cell – the source of all our energy). Another good reason to eat more avocados!
Not exactly topical at this time of year I know but a sulphur compound is showing good results against hayfever. Sulphur is better known for skin conditions because of its’ anti-inflammatory properties but studies are showing that it is working for hayfever too. We usually take sulphur as MSM (methyl-sulphonly-methane) – an organic sulphur. I would recommend starting a couple of months before you normally get hit by the symptoms so put it in your forward planner now if you’re thinking of giving it a go in 2013!
Poultry GM fed
I read a recent snippet that the poultry in Asda and Morrisons are not GM free. If that kind of thing worries you (and it certainly worries me) then you might want to check it out and possibly switch your poultry supplier.
A lab in South Korea has inadvertently discovered that at incredibly weak dilutions dissolved molecules cluster together. And the weaker the dilution gets – the bigger the clusters get! Homeopaths have always believed that the more diluted a solution is the more potent it is but up to now scientists have thought that was a load of rubbish! Pie and humble are words that spring to mind!
The scientists, led by Kurt Geckeler, were looking for something completely different but checked their original findings with an electron microscope and found that they were right. The New Scientist reported that this finding may prove how homeopathy works – something that has defied scientific explanation till now.
GP’s being told to test blood pressure in both arms!
Apparently we can have different blood pressure in one arm to the other! How cool is that? However if you have blood pressure issues probably best to ensure that the pressure is taken in both – just in case they’re using the good arm!?!
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And finally – Thought for the day
We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us – Virginia Satir