WILL OSTRICHES STAY HEALTHY

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It has been recently brought to my attention the total denials of one’s actual health conditions, such as a persons facing death from Cancer and another one facing death from a heart stroke. I have known for years most people like to stay ignorant on the subject of their own health, and  remain ignorant of the cause of Cancer, Heart deaths too, until it is almost to late to medically treat them and why?

About Reducing high one’s high blood pressure

A study analyzed 24 chocolate studies involving 1,106 people. It found that dark chocolate, the kind that contains at least 50 to 70 percent cocoa, lowered blood pressure in all participants . Dark chocolate also appears to affect cholesterol. The recommended “dose” of dark chocolate is approximately 1 to 2 ounces, or 30-60g, experts say. Indulge in anything more than that, and you may be consuming too many calories. Journal of Proteome Research confirms that eating a few dark chocolates every day can help you relax. 9. Contains good fat: Dark chocolate contains saturated fat and not all fat is bad for our body, in fact, good fats are necessary while trying to lose weight. The Harvard researchers found some evidence for a small decrease in LDL (bad) cholesterol and a significant increase in HDL (good) cholesterol

There are still plenty of foods that are not only delicious and satisfying, but that also have been shown to lower your blood pressure.

1. Bananas Studies have shown that daily banana consumption, can help lower blood pressure. One study in particular said just two bananas a day can reduce your blood pressure by 10 percent!

2. Eat filling fruit loaded with potassium, which is known to help with lowering blood pressure. The mineral helps balance the effects of salt on the body, and helps the kidneys function properly. Studies have shown that daily banana consumption, can help lower blood pressure. Potassium-rich foods include potatoes, dates, and avocados. And Fresh Tomatoes, French fires. High consumption of fruits, vegetables, bread and other cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts, and seeds is great. Use Olive oil as a common monounsaturated fat source. Dairy products, fish, and poultry are consumed in low to moderate amounts. Little red meat is eaten.

3. A study presented by the American Chemical Society revealed egg whites can lower your blood pressure as much as a low dose of a prescription drug. Have some eggs, but go easy on the yolk. According to the American Journal of Hypertension, a high-protein diet, like one rich in eggs, can help lower blood pressure naturally while promoting weight loss, as well. Not more than 4 times a week

4. Researchers from Florida State University say the fruit is one of the richest natural sources of L-citrulline, which helps regulate blood flow and blood pressure.

5. Snacking on the chewy fruits,Raisins throughout the day could be your saving grace as per one study,

6. Omelets, peanut butter, and chicken stir-fry are great weapons against high blood pressure.

7. Green tea has the most significant results, while black tea performed the next best in reducing blood pressure . … Tea is thought to offer endothelial protection by helping blood vessels relax, allowing blood to flow more freely

9. Apple cider vinegar. In addition to lowering blood pressure almost overnight, apple cider vinegar has a myriad of fringe benefits. Apple cider vinegar helps with indigestion, especially if you suffer from diarrhea. It also soothes sore throats, cures hiccups instantly, and lowers cholesterol. Three teaspoons per day of apple cider vinegar can lower your blood pressure significantly within a week. If the taste is too much, mix it with a little warm water or add it to your favorite beverage (as long as it’s not a sugary soda).

10. Add garlic to everything. If you’re already suffering from high blood pressure, eating garlic regularly can reduce your blood pressure by about 20 points, or 10 to 15 percent. When garlic is crushed it releases allicin, which decreases blood pressure and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. Make sure you let your garlic sit for about 15 minutes after chopping or crushing, to allow the allicin to release. Cook on a low temperature to get the maximum benefit, as a high temperature will kill many of garlic’s healing properties.

Blood pressure is an important risk factor for heart disease, and honey may help lower it. Studies in humans have shown modest reductions in blood pressure from consuming honey

Now dreasing sodium intake,salt can also aid in blood pressure reduction. Fresh cuts of pork are naturally lower in sodium, however, processed pork such as bacon and ham is not .eat. Eating a high amount of red meat may raise the risk of diabetes,

Here are natural ways to combat high blood pressure.

1. Walk and exercise regularly.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do to lower high blood pressure. …
2. Reduce your sodium intake. …
3. Drink less alcohol. …
4. Eat more potassium-rich foods. …
5. Cut back on caffeine. …

6. Learn to manage stress. … drink tea

7. Eat dark chocolate or cocoa. …
8. Lose weight.

What is the best vitamin to take for high blood pressure?

Minerals, such as magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Take a shot of cayenne pepper. Cayenne opens up blood vessels and helps increase blood flow. This decreases blood pressure naturally, by increasing the rate that blood flows through your system. Easy fix: Mix a half-teaspoon of cayenne into a glass of warm water and honey each morning. This is not only good for blood pressure, but helps to prepare your tummy for digestion for the rest of the day.

Quit non diet soda. Switch to coconut water. It’s a super sweet and satisfying drink, and all those extra electrolytes have been shown to lower blood pressure. If you’re used to drinking sweet sodas a day, in addition to fruit juice and other processed beverages, try eliminating at least one a day and substituting another for coconut water.
Cut down on fructose, particularly fruit drinks or any fruit-flavored products. Fructose is hidden all over the supermarket, even in the most unlikely places: processed meats, breads, pasta sauces and dressings. Fast food chains love fructose. Put back anything containing high-fructose corn syrup, vegetable oil or canola oil.

An optimal blood pressure level is 120/80mm Hg or lower, and high blood pressure is 140/90 mm Hg or higher, whatever your age. The lower your blood pressure the lower your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney disease will be.

Foods With High Blood Pressure

1 Reducing the amount of sugar and salt in your diet will require some extra effort. Increased blood pressure damages brain arteries. If cells don’t get enough oxygen, they either die or don’t function as well. This can lead to dementia. Higher intakes of salt /sodium / salty food are linked to stomach cancer. And the more salt eaten, the more calcium is lost. The more calcium you lose, the thinner your bones are and the more likely they are to break. Reducing salt while increasing food-based calcium and Vitamin D can slow osteoporosis.

2 You can reduce your blood pressure by eating foods that are low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol, and high in fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods, foods low in salt and sugar. This plan includes whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts, and low amounts of fats, red meats, sweets,

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

  • Have a diet low in sodium and rich in foods containing potassium, calcium, and magnesium—
  • Oatmeal
  • Berries
  • Salmon, mackerel, and fish
  • Leafy Greens
  • Beets
  • Olive Oil
  • Skimmed Milk . It can also be used in your tea, coffee and in cooking. Unlike other types of milk, skimmed milk is low in fat
  • Garlic
  • Dairy. …
  • Flaxseed. …
  • Chocolate. …
  • Olive Oil. …
  • Beets. …
  • Pistachios. …
  • Pomegranat
  • Dark Chocolate

Through a heart-healthy diet, you can reduce your risks for hypertension and promote good health overall

Food to Avoid with High Blood Pressure

Some of the saltiest packaged foods include:

  • deli meat
  • frozen pizza
  • vegetable juices
  • canned soup
  • canned or bottled tomato products

Fill up your plate with at least 50 percent vegetables and fruits. For very few calories, they provide potassium — which offsets the effects of sodium — fiber, antioxidants, and a range of other nutrients.

In addition, beet and pomegranate juice have been shown to reduce blood pressure due to high nitrate content, and you can drink them regularly.

Canned Foods, it tends to be highly processed and contains a lot of salt. Canned vegetables often have added sodium. But frozen vegetables contain as many nutrients as fresh vegetables, and they’re easier to store. You can also blend these veggies with bananas and nut milk for a healthy, sweet green juice.

Deli-meats are simply delicious but deli-meats can be very bad for you , deli-meats still use salt as part of the curing and preserving process. This high salt content is very bad for us and can contribute significantly to high blood pressure. The problem is often made worse with other ingredients that are also high in salt.

You should try replacing red meat with white meat more often, or at least ask for the fat to be trimmed from your steak.

  Pickles, they are not without their drawbacks Pickling is a method of preservation, which often involves a lot of salt. As such, pickles tend to have a very high sodium content, meaning that you should keep well clear if you are trying to keep your blood pressure down

Tomato Sauces, these tend to contain a lot of salt.

In cases of high blood pressure, the blood supply is hindered so that some organs and tissues are deprived of adequate amounts of oxygen and nutrients. Consequently, energy necessary for the performance of these parts of the body is not produced, which causes fatigue. In this state, you may be unable to effectively perform your daily activities

Swelling in the lower parts of the body, especially the legs, ankles, and feet, may be a sign that you have high blood pressure. The swelling, also called edema, occurs because the heart is overwhelmed and therefore is unable to handle all the pumping work. This causes the body to retain fluid, which collects within tissues and cause edema

If a member of your family had, or has hypertension, you are at a higher risk of getting it. Many studies have found that high blood pressure seems to run in families

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I am Tired of..

I am tired of hearing from people ostriches the false lies, false denials they are not sick, and the cure does not apply to them or there is no cure for their illness  or the doctor said they are healthy.

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So why is so many people are falsely in denial when both death and sicknesses are undeniable in life?

Is it cause if they deny the sickness it will  go away on it’s own? Or is  it cause they are too lazy to do something good about it? falsely looking for an easy, simple cure? Or  is it if they admit they need help it may be a serious problem?

Try different medications, supposed cures,  experimenting is useless generally unless you first admit  the true cause of the sickness in reality.

Secondly most doctors do not still know it all, and will not tell the truth that is true as well. Nurses included now.

Always get more than one real medical opinion, and plenty of different relevant  blood tests too. What there may be over 1500 different blood tests so which one should I take?

Here is a tip Heart attacks, diabetes, alcohol, and allergy to milk  are too often related.

And admit it even if there are exceptions or not most people who drink alcohol  live a shorter life than those who do not..

Some medical problems are hereditary, while others are related to your life style, food you eat, the amount of sleep you get, lack of exercise, environment as well

Skipping meals is a leading cause of diabetes, which next can lead to Blindness too if untreated.

A Minimum of 2 minutes of exercise   every two days is an essential must for all persons still.

see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/most-drinkers-are-liars/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/the-truth-still-even-about-alcohol/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/visiting-a-hospital-can-be-bad-for-your-health/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/shit-disease-c-difficile-or-what-ever/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/the-truth-about-marijuana/

I have a beef with many persons about Health

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I have a problem with all those who say the devil makes us sick, God wants us to stay sick, etc.

The Devil wants you to suffer the most.. God temporarily allows it and it is not for everyone,

1 Peter 1=6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

The faith is an ongoing battle,.. against wicked persons, demons, sicknesses, false accusers, pits, etc., and God can help us to overcome all of it, and he does for me.

Revelation 12-9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Liberals, Democrats, John 8 -44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

1 Corinthians 10-21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

James 3-15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
James 4-7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5-8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

1 John 3-8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

1 Timothy 4-1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Timothy 2=26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Mark 16 -17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;

Acts 10-38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him

Revelation 20 -2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Some of the problems are our own stupidity.. such as cancer by eating processed meats, burnt food or diabetes by skipping meals, sugar excess , high cholesterol by eating fatty foods, and lack of exercise, being ignorant of what food is bad or good for us, plus over indulgence, sadly many persons are too lazy or fearful to go see a doctor when they need too as well. If you are over 45 years old you need to read all of this..

Sodium restriction

Salt and Potassium intakes on Heart health.

It is said that the evidence for sodium restriction is “vacuous, lacks depth, and in some cases lacks integrity.” Especially with respect to heart failure, there is a shockingly small amount of evidence. Sodium restrictions do help reduce water retention. Reducing one]s salt intake may reduce your chances of dying of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, or diabetes.

Do not be deceived! All Salt is salt and the they all all contain an equally high sodium chloride content The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality examined the effects of both sodium and potassium intake on health. It reported this year that lower sodium intake “most likely reduces” blood pressure. But it also reported that increasing potassium intake most likely has the same effect, because consuming more potassium causes you to excrete more sodium in your urine. (Of course, excess potassium has its own risks — any major dietary changes should be discussed with a physician.)

Other systematic reviews find that an increased intake of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.There were no data that showed that salt restriction reduced mortality or cardiac disease; affected whether someone was admitted to the hospital; or influenced how long they had to stay if admitted and there is a risk of emphasizing salt avoidance at the expense of other — potentially more useful — diet measures for what is best

It is important to note that we also lack a strong evidence base from randomized controlled trials where potassium and fibre are concerned. 

We could advise people to exercise regularly (which has an enormous evidence base) and to eat more healthfully overall. Both the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet and the Mediterranean diet have been associated with lower rates of heart failure

https://www.thespec.com/living-story/9086409-scant-evidence-behind-the-advice-about-salt/

If you have hyperkalemia, you have too much potassium in your blood. The body needs a delicate balance of potassium to help the heart and other muscles work properly. But too much potassium in your blood can lead to dangerous, and possibly deadly, changes in heart rhythm. In some people, potassium can cause stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or intestinal gas. Too much potassium is UNSAFE and can cause feelings of burning or tingling, generalized weakness, paralysis, mental confusion, low blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, or death.

It is true, though, that potassium can help lower blood pressure. The Pritikin Eating Plan, full of foods that are naturally rich in potassium like potatoes, beans, yogurt, and many fruits and vegetables (these foods are also very low in salt), has been documented to significantly lower blood pressure and reduce the need for hypertension medications

Yes scientists have found that for most people, monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a safe salt substitute. The seasoning Accent, on supermarket shelves nationwide, contains MSG. There is no evidence that consuming MSG in moderation has any long-lasting negative impact on health or longevity.

 Potassium Citrate Side Effects  
  • confusion, anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;

  • uneven heartbeat;

  • extreme thirst, increased urination;

  • leg discomfort;

  • muscle weakness or limp feeling;

  • numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, or around your mouth;

  • severe stomach pain, ongoing diarrhea or vomiting;

  • black, bloody, or tarry stool

Limit high-potassium foods such as:

  • bananas. Avocados. Raisins. prunes and prune juice. oranges and orange Juice. tomatoes, tomato juice, and tomato sauce. Lentils. spinach.

Is no salt substitute safe?

Possibly, b ut Salt substitutes are not a healthful option for everyone.  Most, salt substitutes (including Morton Salt Substitute, NoSalt and Nu-Salt) consist of potassium chloride, which tastes somewhat like sodium chloride (table salt) but does not raise blood pressure. “Lite” or “low-sodium” salts (such as LoSalt andMorton Lite Salt) are blends of sodium chloride and potassium chloride. . Many persons with kidney problems are unable to rid their bodies of excessive potassium, which could result in a deadly situation.

Ingredients for a Salt Substitute Recipe

1 tablespoon dried basil. 1 tablespoon dried thyme.1 tablespoon ground coriander. 2 teaspoons onion powder. 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes.2 teaspoons ground cumin. 1 teaspoon garlic powder.1 teaspoon ground mustard. ALSO: cumin, cayenne, paprika, black pepper,oregano,lemon peel, rubbed sage.Rosemary. Nutmeg. Cardamon. Cinnamon. Chives.Dill. Mint Chives.

https://runnerclick.com/best-salt-substitute-reviewed/

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Teva-Spironolactone

Spironolactone belongs to the class of medications known as diuretics (water pills). It is used to treat edema (fluid retention) that occurs with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and nephrotic syndrome. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and to diagnose and treat primary hyperaldosteronism (a condition where too much aldosterone is produced by the adrenal glands). Spironolactone works by making the body lose excess water and salt but reduces the loss of potassium from the body.

What’s Causing Abdominal Pain and Diarrhea?

Abdominal pain and diarrhea that occurs at the same time can be caused by a variety of factors.These can include for a start

  • indigestion,
  • a viral infection such as the stomach flu,
  • or an intestinal disease. medication

Frequent, constant, or severe abdominal pain and diarrhea may indicate a disease or a more serious medical issue. Diarrhea that gets progressively worse and is bloody can be also be a sign of a more serious issue.

Possible causes of abdominal pain and diarrhea include:
• viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
• bacterial gastroenteritis (food poisoning)
• food allergies
• irritable bowel syndrome — a common disorder affecting the digestive system
• lactose intolerance — the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and some other dairy
product
• fecal impaction
• intestinal obstruction
• colitis
• appendicitis
• West Nile virus
• parasites (like giardiasis, amebiasis, or hookworm)
• bacterial infection (for example, shigellosis or E. coli)
• drug allergies
• celiac disease
• stress and anxiety
Other causes of abdominal pain and diarrhea
Infections or diseases that affect the organs in your abdomen can also cause pain with diarrhea. Organs
in the abdomen include your:
• intestines
• kidneys
• appendix
• spleen
• stomach
• gallbladder
• liver
• pancreas

Indigestion, the stomach flu, and food poisoning are now the most common causes of acute diarrhea and abdominal pain. 

Drinking Coca-cola, or eating Apples, Applesauce, Cinnamon, Spearmint, peppermint, black tea, lemon balm, mint,

Apples are a very good supplement of dietary fiber that not only relieve stomach ache, but also keep the digestive system well maintained. In already suffering, the consumption of apple also prevents abdominal pain from aggravating.

Carbonated beverages not only help in getting rid of gas bubbles, but also eliminate stomach ache. Consuming caffeine-free or carbonated beverages, specifically cola, ginger ale and lemon-lime soda leads to burping that helps in driving out the gas from the stomach.

A burning sensation can happen due to a variety of conditions. And it doesn’t necessarily indicate a skin problem.

 Diabetes

Treatments for Skin Burning Sensations

Dry brushing can significantly improve skin health.
1 It promotes circulation.
2 It exfoliates your skin.
3 Dry brushing activates the nervous system, which helps to improve muscle tone by stimulating muscle fibers. It also improves circulation, promoting the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to muscles to help with recovery and toning.
4 It improves kidney function.
5 It can reduce cellulite.

Using long sweeping motions, start brushing at your feet and move upwards. And always brush towards your heart to aid in circulation and follow the natural flow of lymph.

After you’ve brushed your whole body, it’s time for a shower. To get your blood flowing and really promote circulation, alternate the temperature between hot and cold. After showering, make sure you moisturize. Coconut oil is a great choice for clearing and hydrating your skin, especially after dry brushing. . Clean your brush every week with soap and water to keep it hygienic.

NOTE drinking  Cinnamon  is especially rich in chromium and one of the most recommended foods for diabetics due to its ability to lower blood sugar quickly. Other great foods for your blood sugar include:  beans ,  legumes  , vegetables like  broccoli   and  carrots , and  seaweed such as  kelp  and  spirulina

There are two components in  lemons that are definite benefits if you have  diabetes : soluble fiber and vitamin C. High-fiber diets have been shown to reduce blood sugar. Soluble fiber can also help lower heart disease risk by helping to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and help with weight loss

Another study  found that taking apple cider vinegar before bed helped moderate blood sugar upon waking up.??

Too many persons push natural alternatives for all types of unproven yet cures

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Research now suggests no benefit for daily use of aspirin in healthy, older people. Taking a low-dose aspirin daily has no benefit in warding off dementia, disability or cardiovascular disease in healthy, older adults, and may instead increase their risk of serious and potentially life-threatening bleeding, according to a study’s results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, September 2018

“Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks aren’t worth it for most folks, major new research finds

A tested aspirin study for people with diabetes, who are more likely to develop or die from heart problems, and found that the modest benefit it gave was offset by a greater risk of serious bleeding Aspirin did not help prevent cancer as had been hoped. And fish oil supplements, also tested in the study of people with diabetes, failed to help. Also a Boston-led study gave aspirin or dummy pills to 12,546 people who were thought to have a moderate risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke within a decade because of other health issues.

After five years, 4 per cent of each group had suffered a heart problem — far fewer than expected, suggesting these people were actually at low risk, not moderate. Other medicines they were taking to lower blood pressure and cholesterol may have cut their heart risk so much that aspirin had little chance of helping more, said the study leader, Dr. J. Michael Gaziano of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. One per cent of aspirin takers had stomach or intestinal bleeding, mostly mild– twice as many as those on dummy pills. Aspirin users also had more nosebleeds, indigestion, reflux or belly pain

Doctors in Australia and the United States enrolled more than 19,000 healthy people – whites over the age of 70 and blacks and Hispanics aged 65 and older – in the study. None of the participants was known to suffer from heart disease, dementia or persistent physical disability at the time of enrollment.

Half of those enrolled took low-dose aspirin – 100 milligrams – daily, while the rest took a placebo each day for an average of 4.7 years.

The doctors found that taking a daily low-dose aspirin did not decrease the risk of heart attack or stroke among participants when compared with the placebo group. It also did not prolong “healthy independent living” – life free of dementia or persistent physical disability.

Remedies To Get Rid Of Ingrown Toenail Pain

Ingrown toenails can worsen with time and hence need to be treated soon. Not all Doctors will deal with it especially if you have diabetes

How To Get Rid Of Ingrown Toenail Pain
1. Essential Oil
a. Tea Tree Essential Oil
You Will Need
• 2-3 drops of tea tree oil
• Coconut or olive oil (optional)
1. Take a few drops of tea tree oil on your fingertips and apply it directly to the ingrown nail.
2. You can also mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin.
Do this twice daily.

Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic and can help in preventing further infection of the ingrown toenail. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can inhibit bacterial and fungal growth on the infected toe nail

b. Peppermint Oil
You Will Need
2-3 drops of peppermint oil

1. Clean the skin around the affected area or soak your feet in water for some time.
2. Pat dry and apply a few drops of peppermint oil to the ingrown toenail and the skin around it.
You can do this twice daily.
The menthol in peppermint oil helps in soothing the pain, and its strong antimicrobial properties protect
the toenail from further infection

2. Baking Soda
You Will Need
• 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
• A few drops of water
• Bandage or sanitary gauze

1. Mix baking soda with water to make a thick paste.
2. Apply this paste to the cleansed toenail and the skin around it.
3. Cover it with a sanitary gauze or bandage.
You can do this 1 to 2 times daily.
Baking soda has natural antiseptic and sanitizing properties that keep your toenail infection-free. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi on the infected toenail

3. Epsom Salt
You Will Need
• 1-2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
• Warm water
1. Add one or two tablespoons of Epsom salt to a wide bucket filled with water.
2. Soak your legs in it for 15 to 20 minutes.

You must do this 2 to 3 times daily.

Epsom salt has high magnesium content that helps fight inflammation and provides relief from the pain and swelling in the affected area .

4. Coconut Oil
You Will Need
Virgin coconut oil
Take a generous amount of virgin coconut oil and apply it to the ingrown toenail and the skin
surrounding it.
Apply coconut oil twice daily.
Coconut oil has a wide range of medicinal benefits due to the presence of certain medium-chain fatty acids like lauric and caprylic acid. These fatty acids impart antifungal, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties to coconut oil, which can help in getting rid of the ingrown toenail and the pain

5. Apple Cider Vinegar
You Will Need
• Apple cider vinegar
• Cotton balls
1. Take a cotton ball and dip it in some apple cider vinegar.
2. Apply the soaked cotton ball directly to your infected toenail.
You must follow this procedure twice daily.
Apple cider vinegar can be your best bet to get rid of ingrown toenails. Its powerful anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce the pain and inflammation, and its antimicrobial properties can protect the ingrown toenail from bacterial or fungal infections

6. Garlic
You Will Need
• 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic
• Bandage or sanitary gauze
1. Crush the garlic cloves and apply it on and around the infected toenail.
2. Cover it with a bandage or sanitary gauze and leave it on overnight.
You must do this once daily before going to bed.
Garlic contains a component called allicin that exhibits antimicrobial properties, which can protect the ingrown toenail from further infection and damage. Garlic also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in speeding up the recovery

7. Hydrogen Peroxide
You Will Need
• 1/2 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide
• Warm water
1. Pour half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide in a wide bucket filled with warm water.
2. Soak your feet in this for 15 to 20 minutes.
Do this 2 to 3 times daily.
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfectant that is commonly used to clean wounds to prevent infection. This is because it is antibacterial and antifungal. These properties make hydrogen peroxide a great option for the treatment of ingrown nails

8. Turmeric
You Will Need
• 1 teaspoon of turmeric
• Water
1. Take a teaspoon of turmeric powder and add enough water to it to make a fine paste.
2. Apply this paste to the affected toenail.

You can do this 2 to 3 times a day.
Turmeric contains curcumin that exhibits anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. These healing and soothing properties can be helpful in getting rid of an ingrown toenail and the pain.

9. Lemon Juice
You Will Need
• 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
• A bandage or sanitary gauze
1. Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice to the toenail.
2. Cover it using a sanitary gauze or bandage and leave it on overnight
You must do this once daily, preferably before going to bed.
The acidic nature of lemons can be quite effective in combating the growth of bacteria on an ingrown toenail . Lemons also possess mild antifungal properties that can provide protection from fungal infections as well .

10. Listerine
You Will Need
• 1 tablespoon of Listerine
• 1 tablespoon of water
• Cotton balls
1. Take equal quantities of Listerine and water and mix well.
2. Dip a cotton ball in this solution and apply it to the ingrown toenail using downward strokes. Or pour the mixtrure in a spray bottle,
You can do this 2 to 3 times daily.
Listerine contains compounds like menthol, eucalyptol, and thymol, all of which posses soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that can help in relieving the pain associated with an ingrown toenail.
Listerine is also antifungal and antibacterial and hence prevents further infection in the area).

11. Onion
You Will Need
• Sliced onions
• A sanitary gauze or bandage
1. Take a piece of sliced onion and apply it directly to the ingrown toenail.
2. Cover it with a bandage or sanitary gauze and leave it on overnight.
You must do this once daily before going to bed.
Onions are one of the best remedies to get rid of ingrown toenails. They contain compounds like allicepin, which possesses antifungal activities, and can thus be used to inhibit fungal growth on the infected toenail . Onions also exhibit strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities that can be used to prevent further infection in the area and provide instant relief from the pain and inflammation

In addition to trying out the above-mentioned remedies, you can also follow these tips to avoid ingrown toenails.
See your doctor if you have an ingrown toenail and you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor circulation, or you have a compromised immune system

Preventive Tips
• Always cut your nails straight, without curving the edges. Avoid cutting your nails too short.
• Wear comfortable shoes that fit you properly. Use a toe protector when required.
• In case of abnormally curved or thick toenails, you can opt for surgery to prevent them from becoming ingrown.

Despite these measures, if you are unable to fix your toenails, you need to visit your doctor immediately. An ingrown toenail can lead to complications and discomfort if not treated on time. You might have to see your doctor if:’

What is the recovery period for an ingrown toenail surgery?
The recovery period can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks.

What kinds of salt can cure an ingrown toenail? Salts such as Epsom salt, table salt, and baking soda can be quite effective in curing an ingrown toenail as they have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties Toenails that have become thicker over time are a likely sign of aging, medical condition or a fungal infection. Learn what symptoms to look for and how to treat this condition. You can try a variety of
home-based methods to treat nail fungus:
• Clean the affected area with soap and water daily.
• Groom your nails regularly.

Soften your nails first by applying urea cream (Aluvea, Keralac) and wrapping your feet in bandages at night. Then wash off the urea cream and use a nail clipper and nail file to trim your nails.

• Apply an over-the-counter fungal treatment after you gently file your nails.
• Apply Vicks VapoRub on your toenail each day. This may help the infection subside. Vicks VapoRub did work completely in over a quarter of people with yellow toenails and helped cure some of the infection in over half

• Apply snake root extract to the toenail every third day for one month, twice a week in month two, and then just once a week in month three.
https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/home-remedies-to-get-rid-of-ingrown-toenail-pain/
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Do You Have Bad Kidneys

Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs that perform many important functions.
They’re in charge of filtering blood, removing waste through urine, producing hormones, balancing minerals and maintaining fluid balance.

There are many risk factors for kidney disease. The most common are uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. Alcoholism, heart disease, hepatitis C virus and HIV infection are also causes

When the kidneys become damaged and are unable to function properly, fluid can build up in the body and waste can accumulate in the blood. However, avoiding or limiting certain foods in your diet may help decrease the accumulation of waste products in the blood, improve kidney function and prevent further damage

The Connection Between Diet and Kidney Disease

A kidney-friendly diet, or a “renal diet,” usually includes limiting sodium and potassium to 2,000 mg per day and limiting phosphorus to 1,000 mg per day.

Here are foods that you should likely avoid on a renal diet.
1. Dark-Colored Colas
In addition to the calories and sugar that colas provide, they also contain additives that contain phosphorus, especially dark-colored colas.
2. Avocados
Avocados are often touted for their many nutritious qualities, including their heart-healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants.

Summary Avocados should be avoided on a renal diet due to their high potassium content. One cup of avocado provides nearly 37% of the 2,000 mg potassium restriction

4. Whole-Wheat Bread
Whole-wheat bread may be a more nutritious choice, mostly due to its higher fiber content. However, white bread is usually recommended over whole-wheat varieties for individuals with kidney disease. This is because of its phosphorus and potassium content. The more bran and whole grains in the bread,the higher the phosphorus and potassium contents.

5. Brown Rice
Like whole-wheat bread, brown rice is a whole grain that has a higher potassium and phosphorus content than its white rice counterpart.. White rice, bulgur, buckwheat and couscous are all good alternatives.

6. Bananas
Bananas are known for their high potassium content.

7. Dairy
Dairy products a natural source of phosphorus and potassium
However, when the kidneys are damaged, too much phosphorus consumption can cause a buildup of phosphorus in the blood. This can make your bones thin and weak over time and increase the risk of bone breakage or fracture Dairy alternatives .

8. Oranges and Orange Juice
Oranges and orange juice are high in potassium and should be limited on a renal diet. Try grapes, apples, cranberries or their juices instead.

9. Processed Meats
Processed meats have long been associated with chronic diseases and are generally considered unhealthy due to their content of preservatives and lack of nutrients Processed meats are meats that have been salted, dried, cured or canned. Some examples include hot dogs, bacon, pepperoni, jerky and sausage. Processed meats are high in salt and protein and should be consumed in moderation on a renal diet.

10. Pickles, and Relish
Pickles, processed olives and relish are all examples of cured or pickled foods. Usually, large amounts of salt are added during the curing or pickling process.However, even reduced-sodium options can still be high in sodium, so you will still want to watch your portions.

11. Apricots
Apricots are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and fiber.
They are also high in potassium. It’s best to avoid apricots, and most importantly dried apricots, on a renal diet.

12. Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes and sweet potatoes are potassium-rich vegetables.
Just one medium-sized baked potato (156 g) contains 610 mg of potassium, whereas one average-sized baked sweet potato (114 g) contains 541 mg of potassium

Potatoes that are soaked in a large pot of water for at least four hours before cooking are proven to have an even lower potassium content than those not soaked before cooking potatoes and sweet potatoes are high-potassium vegetables. Boiling or double cooking potatoes can decrease potassium by about 50%.

13. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are another high-potassium fruit that may not fit the guidelines of a renal diet.. However, swapping tomato sauce for a roasted red pepper sauce can be equally delicious, all while providing less potassium per serving.

14. Packaged, Instant and Pre-Made Meals
Processed foods can be a major component of sodium in the diet. Examples include frozen pizza, microwaveable meals and instant noodles.

15. Swiss Chard, Spinach and Beet Greens
Swiss chard, spinach and beet greens are leafy green vegetables that contain high amounts of various
nutrients and minerals, including potassium. Although serving size becomes smaller when cooked, potassium content remains the same.

16. Dates, Raisins and Prunes
Nutrients are concentrated when fruits are dried. Therefore, the potassium content of dried fruit, including dates, prunes and raisins, is extremely high and should be avoided on a renal diet.

17. Pretzels, Chips and Crackers
Ready-to-eat snack foods like pretzels, chips and crackers tend to be lacking in nutrients and relatively high in salt.
If you have kidney disease, reducing your potassium, phosphorus and sodium intake can be an important aspect of managing the disease.
The high-sodium, high-potassium and high-phosphorus foods listed above are likely best limited or avoided.

 

 

Studies reveal role of red meat in gut bacteria, heart disease development

December 10, 2018, Cleveland Clinic Stan Hazen, MD, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic Credit: Cleveland Clinic

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process.

One of our most surprising findings was that a diet rich in red meat actually changed kidney function. We saw that the kidneys were being regulated by a chronic diet. This is something that, as far as I am aware, hasn’t been shown before,” Hazen told NBC News.

The research, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., builds upon previous work showing TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – a gut bacteria byproduct formed during digestion—can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. TMAO is produced when gut bacteria digest choline, lecithin and carnitine, nutrients that are abundant in animal products such as red meat and liver and other animal products.

In a new dietary intervention study published today in the European Heart Journal, the researchers found that a diet rich in red meat as the primary protein source significantly increases circulating TMAO levels, compared to diets with white meat or non-meat as protein sources. The study showed chronic red meat consumption enhanced the production of TMAO by gut microbes and reduced the kidneys’ efficiency of expelling it. Both enhanced production and reduced elimination caused by a red meat diet contribute to elevation in TMAO levels, which has been linked to the development of atherosclerosis and heart disease complications.

High levels of TMAO in the blood have been shown to be a powerful tool for predicting future heart attack, stroke and death risks, according to previous research initially spearheaded by Dr. Hazen and his team, and subsequently replicated around the world. TMAO testing is now in clinical use as a result. Dr. Hazen chairs the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute and is co-section head of Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Miller Heart &Vascular Institute.

The study included 113 participants who sequentially (in random order) were provided complete meal plans prepared using either red meat, white meat or non-meat (mostly vegetarian) protein sources as 25 percent of their daily calories. All participants had a wash-out diet in between meal plans.

After one month of the red meat diet, the vast majority of study participants experienced an elevation in TMAO levels in blood and urine. On average, TMAO levels in the blood increased approximately 3-fold during the red meat diet, compared to the white meat or non-meat diets, with some patients showing over a 10-fold rise. Similar increases were observed in the urine. However, after patients stopped the red meat diet, TMAO levels in the blood and urine subsided over the following month.

The study also revealed the unanticipated finding that a participant’s chronic dietary choices impacted kidney function by changing the effectiveness of the kidneys to expel compounds. For example, while a red meat diet decreased TMAO excretion, the red meat diet increased the excretion efficiency of carnitine and other carnitine-derived metabolites.

“This is the first study of our knowledge to show that the kidneys can change how effectively they expel different compounds depending on the diet that one eats—other than salts and water,” said Dr. Hazen, who also directs Cleveland Clinic Center for Microbiome and Human Health. “We know lifestyle factors are critical for cardiovascular health, and these findings build upon our previous research on TMAO’s link with heart disease. They provide further evidence for how dietary interventions may be an effective treatment strategy to reduce TMAO levels and lower subsequent risk of heart disease.”

In another study, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Hazen and his research team revealed a potential new target for preventing cardiovascular disease by drilling deeper into a gut microbial pathway that converts carnitine into TMAO.

The researchers found that carnitine—a nutrient abundant in red meat and some energy drinks and supplements—is converted to TMAO in the gut through a two-step process facilitated by distinct gut bacteria. The team discovered that the first step is similar in both omnivores (meat eaters) and vegans/vegetarians. But in the second part, the formation of TMAO is significantly enhanced in omnivores. Researchers then went on to show that a daily carnitine supplement can induce TMAO production, even for vegans and vegetarians who continue eating their normal diets. Earlier this year, Dr. Hazen and his team published a study showing how researchers had designed a potential new class of drugs for prevention of heart disease and clotting risk by interrupting the microbial pathway by which choline is converted into TMAO.

Dr. Hazen’s team compared the impact of daily oral carnitine supplements on omnivores versus vegetarians/vegans. At baseline, vegan/vegetarians showed limited ability to produce TMAO from carnitine while omnivores rapidly produced TMAO. After one month of supplementation, both groups showed an increased capacity to produce TMAO.

“By uncovering this new pathway, we can potentially develop new treatments to interrupt this process before both the development and progression of cardiovascular disease.”

Journal reference: European Heart Journal Journal of Clinical Investigation

An October article in the journal Nutrients reviewed the research in recent years on TMAO, saying “there is convincing evidence suggesting an association between TMAO and inflammation. Furthermore, in the last decade the studies suggesting an association between high plasma TMAO levels and risk for developing atherosclerosis have increased markedly. And eating a lot of red and processed meat probably increases your risk of bowel cancer.

Regular consumption of red meat can raise levels of a cardiovascular disease causing the =chemical organic compound – known as TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) – is produced in the gut during digestion. more than 10 times, suggests the study. It’s high levels have been associated with increasing the risk of strokes, heart attacks and premature death.

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The Liberal Control Freaks

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Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. The Lying Press, distorted, false information is misinformation in social media, band the mainstream Liberal media as well Fake news is written and published usually with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase Liberal support, readership, online sharing, and revenue. Intentionally misleading and deceptive fake news is immoral as it mislead its audience.

The Trump-Russia False, negative news Media explained. It should be obvious to any news reader there is the truth and the big lies among the news media firms. It is not by any coincidence that the same news media that falsely, clearly hates Trump tends to hate Putin, and one of the reasons is they cannot force them to so what they want done. Trump and Putin are uncontrollable. So the Liberals are continuing “ to lie” to implicate Trump and Putin and clearly show to all what they really are like, “Liars”, “Oppressors”. “The Phony Witch Hunt continues”. “Their stories are totally false and deliberately libelous,” and so we shouldn’t take their words for much of anything.

US President Trump’s “lethal force” authorization at the border could escalate the conflict against migrants at the southern border even more. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly issued a memo expanding the military’s authority to include protecting border agents — even if that means using deadly force. A recent memo states that troops may “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary,” if there is “credible evidence and intelligence,” including “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention, and cursory search.” Trump has the power to authorize the military to act as law enforcement at the border in case of a violent uprising, under the Insurrection Act, which allows the president to activate the military to act like law enforcement in the case of “insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.” There is a national security threat and full-blown crisis at the southern border.

The Guardian published a stunning report alleging that Manafort had secretly met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 campaign. But the story been vigorously disputed by WikiLeaks and Manafort, and has not yet been confirmed by any other news outlet. It’s best to treat it with caution for now. it has long been known that Manafort traveled to Ecuador in May 2017 to meet with the incoming president-elect Lenin Moreno. On Tuesday, however, CNN reported that Mueller has been investigating whether WikiLeaks or Assange came up at that meeting — The Phony Witch Hunt continues, but Mueller and his gang of Angry Dems are only looking at one side, not the other. Wait until it comes out how horribly & viciously they are treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie. Mueller is a conflicted prosecutor gone rogue.… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2018

President Donald Trump railed against General Motors (GM) over the company’s plans to cut production at some facilities in the U.S. and threatened to slash subsidies including the federal tax credit for GM’s electric vehicles. Shares of General Motors extended declines following Trump’s Twitter posts. The stock fell 2.55% to $36.69 each as of market close Tuesday.

RUSSIAN armed forces are preparing for the deployment of US nuclear missiles in Europe following Washington’s planned withdrawal from a weapons treaty amid warnings of a dangerous new arms race. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow did not trust the reassurances of European and US leaders who insist additional nuclear weapons will not be rolled out and confirmed the Russian military was planning for a “worst-case scenario”. He vowed Moscow’s response would be “effective” and “relatively inexpensive.” The Kremlin has previously warned Russia will target any European countries that agrees to host US nuclear missiles. Russia is indeed a democracy that operates with the support and consent of the people. Putin unlike Trump is ready to use his armed forces as well, Putin’s ratings soared with the euphoria over Crimea’s annexation and the success of Russia branding the new Ukrainian government as fascist extremists. Ukraine’s Sunday provocation in the Sea of Azov was a violation of Russian sovereignty in the waters off Crimea despite repeated demands to cease their hostile actions. Russian border forces had no choice but to act, wounding three Ukrainian sailors and commandeering the military vessels. It’s another triumph of Russian forces against the dark forces controlling Ukraine. Putin is not constrained as he has a massive cash flows from energy and minerals to build up a modern army and expand the frontiers of the hybrid warfare of cyberattacks, internet trolling and financial support for Kremlin-friendly politicians abroad. Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko in an upcoming election recent polls suggest he will lose. It’s unclear how Ukraine can naively strengthen its defenses against any Russian attack on it’s own, and the West is reluctant to get involved. With the his martial decree curtailed, there’s little political benefit left for Poroshenko. The Kremlin would gain little by invading and, besides, the election provides a much better opportunity for Putin to go on destabilizing and weakening his neighbor. If Poroshenko hoped for a robust international response, he got only a belated and muted reaction from the Trump administration. Trump tweeted Sunday his usual refrain urging European allies to pay more for their national defense. But he has yet to use his preferred platform to condemn Putin. Ukrainians have four months, to pick a more competent leader over Poroshenko.

There is nothing that the control freaks Brussels, NATO, UK, Israel, Liberal News Media, Democrats will not do on behalf of starting trouble. These verbal and mental abusers as well often known as control freaks, is a sign of a mental sickness,a Control freak It is a serious personality disorder and is a derogatory term for a person who attempts to dictate how everything around them Control freaks do often have a terrible personal, social life too and these people manifest Psychological Disorders ,

These Persons who if not in control of many aspects even in other’s lives will go ballistic. This ensues telling, demanding,and a control freak likes to claim the successes of others as their own. These people obsessively try to dictate how you’re supposed to be and feel. They have an opinion about everything; disagree at your peril.

AND WHEN YOU DO NOT DO WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO DO THESE SAME RATHER LITTLE BAD CHILDREN INSULT YOU, SLANDER YOU, DIVORCE YOU, OSTRACIZE YOU, BAD MOUTH YOU.

Control freaks rarely know that they are the sick ones. They believe that they are helping people with their “constructive criticism” or taking over a project because “no one else will do it right.” They spout, dictate unsolicited advice and use anger often to put you in your place. You cannot tell them what to do.; Being a Control freak is a big, bad unacceptable disease.. and it must be treated as such.. Control freaks do often make all life terrible for those they live with, marry, work with, come in contact with.

“Arguing with the control freak seldom works. Why? Because they are an expert at justifying to themselves and everyone else why they are right. They are world authorities in being “right”. Control freaks or Bullies, abusers, wrongfully do cause others stress so they can maintain a false sense of order.

If you are a Control freak you are not only still an unrealistic, immature, immoral person but you have a serious personality disorder.You are a menace, plus a real danger to yourself and to others, for you are an abuser, a human rights violator too. They have spent whole lifetimes practicing “being right”. So trying to out-argue them can be nigh on impossible.”

These bad control freaks and their sad present development it now has too often been a long time in the making now, for they did not arrive to this disturbed state of mind likely even over night,

Do readily now Tell them to get help, and the sooner the better, to deal with their much too many fears due often to their personal unresolved guilt, and/or fears of negative resulting possible consequences, or the fear of dying, getting hurt, being fired, mugged, becoming poor, or whatever..

Beware always of men and women, bullies, tormentors, control freaks, persons, civil and public servants, politicians, pastors, leaders, elders, who falsely do, will try to enslave you, oppress you, exploit you even while they claim they are proclaiming the truth, democracy, trying to help you, etc.,

Is 51:23 ..your tormentors {and} oppressors, those who said to you, Bow down, that we may ride {or} tread over you; and you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over Is 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, {and} mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon. 8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
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Is 56:10 watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge;

Do see also

https://sacredtruths.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/those-unacceptable-persons-bullies-abuserscontrol-freaks-liars-slanderers/

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/they-cannot-face-the-truth-reality/

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/control-freaks/

https://thefocusonthefamily.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/more-about-control-freaks/

https://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/stressed-out-by-the-control-freaks/

https://putin1hero.wordpress.com/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/

 

Review of supposedly natural health cures..

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The Seven natural antibiotics.

1. Garlic

Cultures across the world have long recognized garlic for its preventive and curative powers.

Research has found that garlic can be an effective treatment against many forms of bacteria, including Salmonella and Escherichia coli (E. coli). Garlic has even been considered for use against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

2. Honey

Since the time of Aristotle, honey has been used as an ointment that helps wounds to heal and prevents or draws out infection.

Healthcare professionals today have found it helpful in treating chronic wounds, burns, ulcers, bedsores, and skin grafts. For example, results of a study from 2016 demonstrate that honey dressings can help to heal wounds.

The antibacterial effects of honey are usually attributed to its hydrogen peroxide content. However, manuka honey fights off bacteria, though it has a lower hydrogen peroxide content.

A 2011 study reported that the best-known type of honey inhibits approximately 60 kinds of bacteria. It also suggests that honey successfully treats wounds infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Antibacterial properties aside, honey may help wounds to heal by providing a protective coating that fosters a moist environment.

  1. Ginger

The scientific community also recognizes ginger as a natural antibiotic. Several studies, including one published in 2017, have demonstrated ginger’s ability to fight many strains of bacteria.

Researchers are also exploring ginger’s power to combat seasickness and nausea and to lower blood sugar levels.

 

4. Echinacea

Echinacea has been used to treat infections for many years.

Native American and other traditional healers have used echinacea for hundreds of years to treat infections and wounds. Researchers are beginning to understand why.

A study published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology reports that extract of Echinacea purpurea can kill many different kinds of bacteria, including Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes).

  1. pyogenes is responsible for strep throat, toxic shock syndrome, and the “flesh-eating disease” known as necrotizing fasciitis.

Echinacea may also fight inflammation associated with bacterial infection.

5. Goldenseal

Goldenseal is usually consumed in tea or capsules to treat respiratory and digestive problems. However, it may also combat bacterial diarrhea and urinary tract infections.

In addition, results of a recent study support the use of goldenseal to treat skin infections. In a lab, goldenseal extracts were used to prevent MRSA from damaging tissue.

A person taking prescription medications should check with a doctor before taking goldenseal, as this supplement can cause interference.

Goldenseal also contains berberine, an important component of natural antibiotics. This alkaloid is not safe for infants, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

6. Clove

Clove has traditionally been used in dental procedures. Research is now finding that clove water extract may be effective against many different kinds of bacteria, including E. coli.

 

 

7. Oregano

Some believe that oregano boosts the immune system and acts as an antioxidant. It may have anti-inflammatory properties.

While researchers have yet to verify these claims, some studies show that oregano is among the more effective natural antibiotics, particularly when it is made it into an oil.

Risks of natural antibiotics

While cooked garlic is usually safe to consume, research suggests that taking concentrated garlic may increase the risk of bleeding. This can be dangerous for people facing surgery or taking blood thinners.

Garlic concentrates may also reduce the usefulness of HIV medications.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321108.php?srAntibiotics may be prescribed to speed recovery from illness or to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

 Lemon and honey – our ‘go-to’ remedy , for colds, a home-made hot drink with fresh lemon juice and honey was the most popular choice, with a staggering 62 percent citing it as one of their ‘go-to’ drinks,   based on getting vitamin C from lemon, and the antibacterial/antimicrobial elements of honey,”  

Ginger was cited by 23 percent  as an effective method to soothe a sore throat. Indeed, ginger has been shown to reduce pain.

Colds and flu share many of the same symptoms; the major difference being flu is often worse, and accompanied by a high fever. The extreme fatigue associated with flu can persist for weeks. Cold symptoms are generally milder and last about 1 week. Also, runny nose or nasal congestion is more common with cold than flu.

Over-the-counter medications – these can reduce fever. Tylenol can help people with flu feel more comfortable while they recover.Saline nose drops can help relieve a blocked nose.Vapor rubs can make it easier to breathe.Gargling with salt water or sucking on a lozenge can ease the pain of a sore throat.

 

Health Benefits of Saffron

Boosts Immunity

Although people often think of spices as nothing but food flavoring tools, they still contain high concentrations of certain important nutrients, including vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is important for human health, as it stimulates the immune system’s production [3] of white blood cells, the body’s first line of defense against illness. It is also crucial to the production of collagen, which is necessary for cellular production in the body and contributes to wound healing, muscle growth, blood vessel repair, and tissue production.

Increases Circulation

Saffron can function as an effective energy booster and can increase your metabolism by increasing your blood circulation. The high concentration [4] of iron means that saffron increases your RBCs, which thereby stimulates circulation and the oxygenation of organ systems and the body’s extremities. This improves efficiency and functionality of the tissues and organ systems for healthier metabolic activity and also prevents the symptoms of anemia.

Protects Heart Health

Improving the health of the heart seems to be one of the top goals in human health today, and one simple way to do this is to increase your potassium intake [5]. Potassium acts as a vasodilator, effectively lowering the stress and pressure on blood vessels and arteries, allowing blood pressure to decrease and relieving strain on the cardiovascular system. This can prevent things like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes from occurring.

Controls Diabetes

The significant levels of manganese can help the body optimize its blood sugar levels. Diabetes is one of the most dangerous and widespread conditions in our world today, affecting millions of people globally. By regulating [6] your blood sugar, insulin, and glucose levels, you can effectively prevent the onset of type II diabetes or manage the symptoms if you already suffer from this affliction.

 

Relieves Anxiety

Saffron has been known to relieve [7] mild depression and improve mood in those who regularly consume it. The many active compounds in saffron have some effect on the endocrine system and can stimulate the release of beneficial hormones that keep us happy and healthy. For women, this same effect has also been known to act as an aphrodisiac. It has been hailed as a natural antidepressant by numerous research studies and organizations.

Improves Bone Strength

Some of the minerals and organic compounds in saffron have been linked to optimized nutrient uptake, particularly of calcium. By maximizing the amount [8] of calcium that our body can absorb from food, we have a better chance of improving bone mineral density and preventing the onset of conditions like osteoporosis and other degenerative age-related diseases.

Analgesic Qualities

Pain relief is always a valuable property of an herb or a natural remedy, and the volatile compound safranal in saffron acts as a sedative for many patients. This sedative action can help [10] relieve pain, reduce anxiety and stress, improve sleep patterns, and generally soothe the mind and body, which is always a good thing!

Reduces Stomach Disorders

One of the oldest and most well-known uses of saffron is for upset stomachs and excess flatulence. The sedative and anti-inflammatory nature of saffron helps [12] calm the stomach and reduce inflammation, which eases things like constipation, bloating, cramping, and other serious conditions like gastric ulcers.

Treats Inflammation

As a topical tool used in massage, saffron oil and creams derived from the flower’s compounds can eliminate aches and pains throughout the body, while also relieving pain and discomfort. For people suffering from sports injuries, arthritis, gout, and other inflammatory conditions [13], this is a wonderful remedy. Also, for the topical healing of bruises and wounds, the quick-acting antioxidants in saffron can help speed the healing process.

Saffron for your eyes

Vision reaches a degeneration level with age, which may cause blindness (macular degeneration). The light retinas of the eye begin to break down with age. Saffron promotes a long-term improvement in eyesight. It improves visual acuity and light sensitivity, even in those who have macular degeneration at an early stage. Clearly, this is an eye–opener to see the light of Saffron.

Word of Caution: Consuming saffron in high doses can be potentially dangerous, as the high concentration of active ingredients can have a range of effects on the body. However, in small doses (such as in meals or in pill supplement form), saffron is not known to have any common side effects or allergenic properties.

Diabetes, a long-term condition causing high blood sugar level has following common symptoms:
Frequent urination, intense thirst and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, cuts and bruises that do not heal, male sexual dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Diabetes if not treated well can lead to Glaucoma/ loss of sight, Gangrene, skin disorders, heart problem, hypertension, hearing problem, gum diseases, wound healing takes longer etc.

Turmeric

Turmeric demonstrates anti-inflammatory property Study in humans shows that curcumin works an antioxidant and reduces oxidative stress and heart risk in diabetes.   Curcuminoids found in turmeric functions as an anti-hyperglycemic agent- it lowers elevated blood sugar in diabetes.   Curcumin is a natural wound healing agent and speeds up wound healing process. Even topical application of curcumin benefits in skin wounds.Curcumin is a natural painkiller. Primarily turmeric reduces blood sugar, improves insulin sensitivity and improves metabolic health in diabetes. It helps manage diabetes effectively  At a dose of 1 teaspoon o  2-3 times a day benefits should be evidenced within 1-2 weeks. Including turmeric in diet and cooking is the best way to start taking turmeric. You could add it to soups, sprinkle it over salads, add it to juices.  I am including turmeric in my food and I am also drinking the turmeric tea. I must say I am very happy with the results. I am diabetic and I take Metforman 500 tablets twice a day.

Generally as a precaution it is advised not to take turmeric with anti-diabetes medication. This is because both curcumin as well as anti-diabetes medication reduce blood sugar levels so it is thought that taking the two together could cause abnormally low blood sugar levels and there are chances of drug interaction.

Effects noted of cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and ginger consumption on blood pressure and  type 2 diabetes  

 

Ginger benefits for diabetes

Ginger provide lots of benefits of health and based on some studies, ginger also has some beneficial effect in diabetes patient, below are the list that you can check :

  1. Keeping blood sugar level

Some studies conducted in Iran reported that certain phytochemicals contained in ginger such as gingerol and other component can lower the blood sugar level. Study which conducted in more than 30 days with some diabetes patients shows that after therapeutic treatment with ginger, they experienced lower blood sugar level and this lead to maintain normal blood sugar level. The effect of ginger in lowering blood sugar level is may conducted with the inhibition of hepatic phosphorylase which known as an enzyme that break down glycogen ( glucose storage molecule ) into glucose. If glycogen break down into glucose, blood sugar level in the body will also rise.

  1. Improve glucose tolerance

Mechanism of keeping blood sugar in diabetes patient has been studied by some researches and they found the phytochemical brought by ginger facilitated the glucose metabolism and improve glucose tolerance in the body. A study by James W Daily et al which published in Journal of Ethnic Food reported that ginger supplementation is efficient to improve the glucose tolerance in diabetes people especially those with type 2 diabetes.

  1. Reduce insulin resistance

A study by Iranian researchers from University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran which published in Journal National Library of medicine reported that ginger supplementation can reduce insulin resistance level by 10,5 %. It is also suggested by those scientist that diabetes people better consume about 3 g of ginger supplement everyday for 8 weeks more to get the benefits.

  1. Increase the secretion of insulin

According to a study which published in European Journal of Pharmacology, scientist has found that ginger extract can increase the level of insulin secretion by interact with serotonin receptor. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in brain which play important role in promoting pancreatic cells to produce insulin.

  1. Reduce lipid profile

Ginger suplementation also can reduce the level of several kind of fat such as triglycerid acid, cholesterol and LDL ( Low density lipoprotein ). Better lipid profile show better health condition and prevent diabetes people to develop complication.

  1. Decrease oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is a term which refer to the imbalance level of free radicals with the ability of the body to get rid their bad effect from the body. Oxidative stress may trigger development of complication in diabetes people. Ginger contains various phytochemical which act as antioxidant that can fight free radical and protect the body from free radical.

  1. Increase hemoglobin level

It is also reported that ginger supplementation can increase level of hemoglobin in diabetes people. Hemoglobin play important role in oxygen and nutrient transport including sugar. The high level of hemoglobin allow the body to deliver better nutrition and prevent from lacking sugar as energy building block. When the body lack of sugar, glycogen will be broken to provide glucose and increase blood sugar level.

  1. Improve liver function

People with diabetes has greater risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a condition where some excessive fat attach to liver and bother liver function. It may also causing other serious health problem such as cirrhosis. Study has proved that consumin ginger extract can keep healthy liver and reduce the risk of developing fatty liver.

  1. Improve kidney function

High sugar blood level can increase the risk of nerve, blood vessel and other organ damage including kidney. High blood sugar level in diabetes make the kidney work harder and even may cause glomeroli or kidney filter damage and lead to kidney failure. Ginger has potential effect to lower blood sugar level and keep healthy kidney.

 

  1. Reduce inflammation

Diabetes is usually suffered by obese people and fat cells in their body will trigger the production of chemical which promote inflammation. Ginger contain anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce inflammation that occur in the body especially in people with diabetes type 2.

  1. Protect from cataract

People with diabetes have high risk to develop cataract. Cataract is a condition which the lens of the eye become blurred, opaque or unclear. Human eyes get energy of sugar from Aqueous Humor and people with diabetes have no ability to control the sugar or glucose level in Aqueous Humor. This condition may cause excessive accumulation of sugar inside eyes which lead to cataract. According to a study   ginger supplementation can help to delay the development of cataract.

Health risk of ginger

Ginger has lots of benefits for health but consuming excessive ginger is not recommended. Ginger can reduce the blood sugar level but consuming high amount of ginger may cause very low level of sugar in blood and it can make the body weak, dizzy and even fainting. Before consuming ginger as diabetic supplement, it is better to consult the doctor first.

Those are the benefits of ginger for people who suffer diabetes. Make sure you purchase fresh ginger if you want to consume it as food seasoning or choose only best ginger powder to make ginger tea. Having herbal medication to treat diabetes is another safety way to increase your health.

Ginger also interacts with herbs that stimulate blood flow and slow blood clotting, which includes clove, garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, turmeric, angelica. Combining ginger with these herbs could increase your risk of bleeding. Eating too much ginger root can cause heartburn, diarrhea and mouth irritation. You may also experience belching, upset stomach, a bad taste in the mouth, bloating, gas and nausea.If you suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes and take medications for your condition, ginger is known to change the way the drugs you need react with your body. Specifically, beta-blockers, anticoagulants, and insulin drugs can be very dangerous to mix with ginger. ginger when consumed in reasonable quantities has few negative side effects and is on the FDA’s “generally recognized as safe” list.   An Alternative for Ginger  There are many alternatives that nutritionists recommend such as cayenne pepper, red paprika, and sweet peppers. They can be added to dishes and beverages to add that kick of spice to your taste  buds.

 

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  • Turmeric: Give yourself an immunity boost with the anti-inflammatory action of turmeric.  In one small study, it even outperformed a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug when used on patients with rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory joint condition.  The curcumin in turmeric is responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help suppress and inhibit inflammatory pathways. Turmeric can help cleanse the blood in those dealing with inflammation in the liver or kidney.

 

  • Chili Peppers: You could tap the anti-inflammatory action of the capsaicin in a chili pepper to battle inflammatory diseases. So if you’re looking at alternative ways to ward off heart disease, obesity, or other diseases where inflammation plays a role, reach for that chili pepper. Researchers are even exploring its potential in battling certain cancers like that of the prostate.

 

  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds like quercetin.  Which is why this warm, sweet spice can fight inflammation and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease that have an association with inflammatory processes in the body.

 

  • Ginger: If you suffer from inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or obesity, you could benefit from having ginger. The spice has broad anti-inflammatory actions against a range of such conditions. Ginger Against Migraines And Cluster Headaches: If you have a migraine or cluster headache problem and don’t want to constantly pop migraine medication, ginger powder can work as a natural alternative. Research has found it can act as quickly as within two hours of consumption  Ginger is very suitable for those with a high level of blood sugar (including diabetics who manage the disease without medication), due to its natural propensity to lower one’s blood sugar levels. However, for those who are taking medication for diabetes – for example, Metformim or insulin injections – this could undermine the effectiveness of the doctor’s prescription. As a good rule of thumb, think of a tablespoon of fresh ginger root as equal to a 1/4 teaspoon of dried ground ginger

 

.  Cloves: Due to its antibacterial action against oral bacteria, clove oil is used in products like dental creams and toothpastes as well as oils to protect against dental caries and periodontal disease. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties, helping soothe the pain associated with inflammation and infection.  It can also ease gum disease (gingivitis) and do away with the associated bad breath. Simply mix with a carrier oil and apply as a topical treatment.

Now there is a completely safe and highly effective natural way to keep insects at bay, and its results are far better than the effects of DEET- lemon eucalyptus oil

The pink Himalayan salt has a myriad of healthy medicinal properties, being rich in 84 minerals and trace elements. It can be used as a replacement of the processed table salt, as a bath soak or body scrub, or as pink Himalayan salt lamps. Yet, you might not know that you can use it as a salt inhaler and enjoy its numerous health benefits These salt inhalers have small Himalayan salt rocks at the bottom, and when you inhale, the natural moisture of the air helps absorb the salt particles into the lungs. This is highly beneficial in the case of colds, congestion, allergies, and asthma. The method is completely safe and natural, and thus causes no side-effects.

Have you ever heard of the restless leg syndrome? This common medical condition affects about 50% of the population, and it is characterized by leg cramps during the night. It is actually a neurological disorder that causes discomfort in the leg while resting, and is also known as “Charley’s horses”.The pain is additionally aggravated if you move the leg while cramping. These craps are most commonly a result of dehydration, mineral and vitamin deficiencies, and excessive exercise. Yet, it can also be caused by pregnancy, alcohol abuse, diabetes, and kidney failure. Apparently, placing a bar of soap under the sheets by sleeping can relieve this disorder!

Numerous people find it difficult to distinguish baking powder and baking soda, but these two ingredients do not share the same chemical composition, so here is how to make the difference:

Baking soda

The reaction of baking soda or bicarbonate of soda or sodium bicarbonate with acidic ingredients releases carbon dioxide. When cooking, you need an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice, molasses, cream of tartar, yogurt, buttermilk, or brown sugar.

It is stronger than baking powder, and it gives a metallic taste if it is not neutralized. Note that you should add a quarter teaspoon of baking soda per every cup of flour.

Baking powder

Baking powder contains cornstarch, baking soda, and cream of tartar. When cooking, the first leavening occurs when the powder gets wet, and the other when it is heated. Also, make sure you add a teaspoon of it per every cup of flour.

Moreover, some recipes are much better if you use both of these, baking powder and baking soda, but you need to find the perfect balance since carbon dioxide from baking soda and acids might influence the volume after the leavening.

Also, baking soda and baking powder have expiration dates, so you should always use them fresh.

*Please note, this article is not intended to  PROMOTE any SINGLE PRODUCT, or to diagnose, treat any medical condition or replace any medicines or medical treatment, it is purely our opinion from our experience and research from a non-medical perspective.  Please confirm any, all of these things with your doctor.

 

Macular eye degeneration

Macular eye degeneration

Use Pressed Garlic to Reverse Vision Loss

Mode of consumption

  • To obtain these benefits from daily garlic consumption, one or two cloves is recommended.
  • You should always eat it raw, because when you cook garlic it loses up to 90% of its benefits.
  • You can also combine it with a little lemon juice and olive oil.

How often should you add this to your diet? Now that you know how good it can be for your vision, stop making excuses and try it on a regular basis.

 You’ll need a kitchen utensil known as a garlic press, which is designed to crush a clove of garlic by pressing it through a series of small holes. It has a small lever that serves to press the clove into a thick paste.

A healthy diet, regular physical activity, drinking enough water, reducing stress and getting enough sleep are all beneficial for regulating blood pressure, normalizing blood sugar levels to prevent nerve damage and supporting heart health.

The best foods for preventing and reversing macular degeneration are green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits (especially all yellow and orange colored fruits and vegetables), fish and whole grains.

Eggs are a good source of Lutein so eat plenty of eggs with bright yellow yolks.

Eat 2-3 tablespoons of cooked spinach every day.

Also eat carrots, broccoli and kale.

Foods to avoid for macular degeneration are refined grains, processed foods, refined sugar and sugary drinks etc.

Key raw foods to include in the diet are:

* Sprouts

* Raw vegetables

* Raw cultured vegetable be

* sauerkraut

* Avocados

* Presoaked Seeds and Nuts

* Sprouted legumes (bean sprouts, sprouted chickpeas)

* Sprouted grains (wheat and rye berries)

* Seaweed also called sea greens or sea vegetables

* meats should be consumed.

* fish. Fish to be consumed would include Wild Alaskan Salmon and small body fish such as sardines.

* Raw carrots

* Brussel sprouts

* Raw spinach

* Corn

* Broccoli

* Green peas

* Green beans

  • Tomatoes

* Leaf greens

* olive oil, flax seed, sesame, sunflower,

* safflower, almond oils and grape seed oil

Dehydration also is a major contributor to chronic disease.

The Indian spice that could save your eyesight,  that reverses and prevents age-related vision loss is saffron

To stop age-related vision loss and make your eyes as healthy as possible, you need to get at least 20 mg per day of saffron. There are two options for using this powerful orange miracle. You can cook with it and if you love curries, this is a great choice.  Or, you can take a saffron extract supplement. They are widely available and easy to find.Since saffron is a very expensive spice, for most people, taking the supplement will be the best option. after a year or more ingesting only 20 mg (milligrams) of saffron daily, vision improvements should stabilize without requiring more saffron dosing. Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, stemming from the dried orange-red stigmas of the Crocus sativus flower. Boil a pinch in tea for a delicious refreshing hot drink, add to smoothies and all other recipes I’d suggest you visit an East Indian store. Bought the Spanish saffron this week. It is around $7 something for 2g. Remember, the redder in colour the higher the quality.    The crop with tiny leaves and purple buds does not flaunt its treasure. But hidden at the centre of the flowers are pistils, each containing three red stigmas which, when dried, make the pricey seasoning saffron.

Avoid eating margarine.

Sunflower seeds=Selenium which is found abundantly in sunflower seeds is known to prevent cataracts and also protect overall eye health. Eat a handful of sunflower seeds every day.

Essential oils: Frankincense essential oil has been demonstrated to improve eyesight, helichrysum oil improves vision and supports nerve tissue, and cypress essential oil improves circulation. Apply three drops of any of these essential oils twice daily on the cheeks and lateral eye area (next to the eyes), but be very careful not to put oils directly into the eyes.

Coconut oil – Coconut oil may prevent progression of wet and dry macular degeneration. Take a couple of tablespoons of the oil daily in your diet. You can also use it to massage gently around the eyes.
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Foods to improve blood circulation in the body

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There are also a number of brilliant herbs which have been shown to have a great effect at improving circulation.The four main herbs which have been proven to have a positive effect include cayenne, garlic, ginkgo biloba and ginger.

Some of the simple dietary changes that you can make include adding more fibre to your diet. Try eating more fruit and vegetables each day. Another thing you can do is to drink more fresh water at least 5 or 6 glasses.

Exercise for a myriad of benefits, including weight loss and better circulation. Just like the muscles in your body, your cardiovascular system needs to be exercised to stay strong. When you exercise with your legs, such as walking or using a leg machine, blood pumps to the ankles, calves and feet to help support the movement of the muscles used. This in turn helps to improve circulation and improve your weight, which acts as a marker for poor circulation issues.

Citrus fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C that helps strengthen capillary walls and also acts as a natural blood thinner, promoting smooth circulation. Goji berries, which look like raisins, are known for improving blood circulation due to their high fiber content. Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which has been linked to improved circulation

Dark chocolate. This type of chocolate contains a high amount of cocoa, which is known for improving blood flow. Studies have shown that dark chocolate can improve blood flow in the legs by affecting chemicals in the body that help widen arteries.

Dry skin brushing This involves vigorously brushing the skin with a dry brush. The removal of dead skin cells is thought to help improve blood circulation. The act of brushing will stimulate your skin promoting blood flow to it, as well as promote the elimination of metabolic waste

Walnuts and raw almonds have been found to help improve blood flow. Several types of nuts are high in vitamin A, B, C, and E, as well as magnesium and iron. Each of these nutrients helps contribute to better blood circulation.

Turmeric is a wonderful spice that can help improve blood circulation. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, helps prevent blood platelets from forming clots and reduces plaque buildup in the arteries. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey to a glass of warm milk. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily. Also, include turmeric in your cooking.

Coconut oil is very beneficial for improving blood circulation. It has healthy fats and contains medium-chain triglycerides that help relieve inflammation of the arteries. This in turn improves blood flow throughout the body. Consume 2 to 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil daily.You can also use warm coconut oil to massage your hands and legs daily

Onion is also one of the best foods to improve blood circulation in the body. It contains high concentrations of allicin, a substance that is known to improve blood circulation. It also functions as a diuretic, increasing the amounts of fluids to be excreted. This helps to reduce swelling caused due to poor circulation.

Rosemary is one of the great herbal remedies for blood circulation improvement in the body. Fresh rosemary works best, but you can use the dried ones as well.

Garlic promotes blood circulation, lowers blood pressure and prevents blood platelet aggregation. It is effective in preventing plaque buildup in the arteries and reducing the risk of atherosclerosis. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition in 2006 found that garlic is good for cardiovascular health.Eat 2 to 3 raw garlic cloves daily on an empty stomach, include garlic in your daily cooking

Warm, dry footwear is a must for helping to maintain one’s body temperature.

If you can use stairs instead of a lift at least part of the way, then do so. If you can avoid using a lift, then do so. Stairs really work the legs, raise temperature and get things moving internally.

Folic acid deficiency results in a form of anaemia that responds quickly to folic acid supplementation. Anaemia is a condition when the amount of red blood cells is below normal, accompanied by a tired feeling due to lack of oxygen. There are various factors that cause this including iron deficiency, poor diet and disease. ‘Anaemia’ is a word that literally means “without iron” from the Greek word ‘anaimia’ – which means lack of blood.

B vitamin is essential for reducing levels of damaging amino acid homocysteine. B6 can be found in fish, pulses, nuts, chicken and potatoes.

Lycopene This is a carotenoid noted for its use in reducing the risk of coronary disease. It is fat-soluble and is therefore more efficiently absorbed when eaten with oil. It can be found in raw tomatoes and in any tomato product.

Gel toe separators are handy little inserts that you can secure between your toes.  The compression and gel contour stretch and promote blood flow to your toes.

The Doctors cannot do everything for you , you also do have to do your part to improve, maintain your health.

Natural cures for itchy skin?

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Itchy skin is a common problem for seniors and doctors rarely help to deal with it.

There are many possible causes, but for some people no obvious cause can be found. Generalised especially in people over 65 years of age itchyness is most commonly caused by dry skin. It may also be caused by medicines or by internal diseases affecting the body. Reduce stress, as stress can make your itch worse. Diabetes can cause it as well

Avoid scratching whenever possible.

Itching, known medically as pruritus, is an uncontrollable and irritating sensation on the skin that urges you to scratch the affected area to get relief. It is also one of your body’s defense mechanisms against irritants. Aloe vera gel will provide immediate relief from itching, that is why it is considered to be one of the most effective home remedies for itchy skin. However, continue to apply it 3 times daily for 4 to 5 days to get complete relief from itchy skin.

Aloe Vera

Break off a leaf from the plant, and cut it open lengthwise from top to bottom with a knife. Scoop out the gooey gel inside, and rub it directly onto irritated skin. If you have extra left over, you can keep it refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.

Aloe veras has  an enzyme called bradykinase found in aloe vera gel helps reduce excessive inflammation when applied topically on the skin. It also contains auxins and gibberellins, which are hormones that aid wound healing. Its fatty acid content adds to its antiseptic and analgesic properties; it can also be used to treat minor burns. It can be used most successfully to get rid of acne and scars, to stop skin itchiness, to make  a homemade face wash, and also to lighten skin.

Making aloe vera gel at home is super easy, very inexpensive.  First wash your hands Always wash your hands before extracting aloe vera gel, as any impurities can contaminate and spoil the gel quickly. Then leave the leaves in upright position for a few minutes to let the darker resin drain out. After the resin has drained, wash the leaves and start peeling off the thick skin with a knife, leaving you with the transparent gel.

Wash a healthy aloe vera leaf under running water.

Using a knife, cut the serrated edges off the leaf. If the leaf is too long, you can cut it into 8-inch pieces for easy handling.

Make a long, lengthwise incision in the middle of the leaf to peel off the skin.

Place your knife right under the rind and slide it along the length of the leaf to pull off the skin. Try to stay close to the skin so you get as much gel as you can.

Repeat the same for the other half of the skin.

If you like your aloe vera gel thick and gooey, skip the blender part. Simply scrape out the aloe vera pulp and use it
Place the gel into a blender and also add a few drops of either grapefruit seed extract, vitamin C powder, vitamin E oil or some essential oil to help preserve the gel for longer period.  Then blend everything, pour into a clean glass jar and you’ve got some fresh aloe vera gel which can be kept for several months in the refrigerator.  Fresh aloe vera gel without any added preservatives will stay good for 1 week when kept refrigerated at all times.

What you can also do?

After you extract the gel from the aloe vera leaf, wash it to remove the yellow liquid that sometimes is also removed.

Mix the gel with an equal amount of honey. Thanks to its high content of natural sugars, honey is a product that never expires. The low concentration of water is another key to its long shelf life, just like fruit preserves or fruit stored in syrup

Use this for making smoothies, teas, and facial masks, and more.

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Other alternatives

Vicks VapoRub  relieves itchy skin by providing a cooling affect due to the presence of menthol and eucalyptus oil;   Moreover, Vicks also has antifungal properties that may help kill any microbe causing the itching.

Calamine Lotion  can also be used to treat itchy skin resulting from skin conditions, bed bug bites, stretch marks, sunburns or any viral infection. The lotion leaves a cooling effect on the skin, thus soothing irritated and itchy skin

 

Baking Soda Bath.

Baking soda also works as a disinfectant, in case the skin irritation is caused by some type of microbe or a bug bite, making it one of the most effective home remedies for itchy skin. Make a paste and apply it to the skin. Or

Soaking in a bath of baking soda for 30-60 minutes can make all the difference. …Add one cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. After the bath, it is important to gently pat your skin dry with a towel (or air-dry). For more localized itching you can make a paste of 1 part water to 3 parts baking soda

Apple Cider Vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is an effective antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent that relieves itching, especially itching associated with dry skin (for example: sunburns and dandruff). Or Mix 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, adding honey, cinamon as well. Add two or three cups of vinegar to your bath water and soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Apple Cider Vinegar  works as an antiseptic and helps kill the invading pathogen as well as neutralizing the skin’s acidity to alleviate itching.

Coconut Oil.

Besides removing the dryness and roughness of skin which makes itching worse, coconut oil has a soothing action on itching itself. In fact, coconut oil is often used to relieve itching due to insect bites and nettle stings. To be sure your oil is as pure as it can be, make sure to opt for an Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil that is either  cold-pressed and unrefined, or pressed. Coconut oil is a cheap and effective natural treatment for many skin conditions including eczema. It can also be used on the skin for everyday moisture, as a lip balm, makeup remover and so much more. Coconut oil is extremely gentle on the skin and can be used by people of all ages and all skin types.

If your skin’s seriously dry, coconut oil for skin is one of the best remedies. Rub coconut oil in hands to warm it up and then use it in lieu of body lotion. Because coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, moisturizing and, according to research, great for atopic dermatitis, many women swear by its use as a nighttime moisturizer for their face, too. The best way to use it is to rub a little coconut oil directly onto the affected area. If you suffer from a widespread itch all over the body especially during the winter, soak in a bathtub of lukewarm water; then just pat yourself dry and apply the oil all over.

Using it as a topical therapy significantly improves skin hydration as well as skin surface lipid levels. Coconut oil also is able to penetrate your skin on a deeper level than your average product because of its low molecular weight and the way it bonds with proteins. Create a simple detox bath with coconut oil by adding ¼ cup of Epsom salts, great for detoxing, to ¼ cup of coconut oil into a hot bath. “Coconut oil is as effective and safe as mineral oil when used as a moisturizer.”

Stretch marks occur as the skin’s elasticity changes, most frequently after weight gain/loss or pregnancy. Using coconut oil can help reduce the marks that are left behind, helping them fade more quickly while keeping skin moisturized to allow quicker healing. We should warn that some people might have an allergic reaction to the coconut oil itself. Although this appears to be a rare reaction,

Cold water

Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches. A cool, wet compresses to soothe the itch. Do this for about five to 10 minutes or until the itch subsides.
Because cold and itch travel along the same nerve fibers, the use of cold can “jam the circuits” and deaden itch. Cool showers or baths or even ice packs can be an instant remedy for itchy skin. Again, hot water feels good temporarily, but it often leaves you feeling itchier later.

Peppermint Leaves

Peppermint is great for bug bites and itching, as it provides a cooling sensation that’ll give you welcome relief. The quickest, easiest way is to crush up the leaves and rub the peppermint directly onto the skin. You could even freeze the crushed peppermint leaves into ice cubes for a cooling double-whammy, as the cold of the ice cubes also helps to numb the affected area and bring down swelling and inflammation. Always use clean, filtered water.

 

Lemon

With a rich content of vitamin C and bleaching properties, lemons are one of the best remedies for itchy skin. The volatile oil in lemon has the ability to numb sensations and is also good against inflammation. Simply cut a lemon in two and squeeze out a little juice over the itchy area; allow to air dry and you’ll soon find some relief.

You can use tea tree essential oil to get rid of itchy skin. The homemade aloe vera paste for dry scalp. This natural salve to get rid of itchy scalp contains two main ingredients – tea tree oil and aloe vera. Other than that, secondary ingredients include coconut oil and lemon juice. Lemon juice has powerful doses of citric acid that breaks down the yeast buildup on the scalp. Coconut oil has both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties in just the right proportion, which help to stimulate blood flow, reduce scalp infection and free up hair follicles Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh aloe vera gel 1 tablespoon coconut oil 10 drops of tea tree oil, 1/2  tablespoon lemon juice

 Garlic is packed with zinc and copper which stimulate blood circulation, cleanse scalp of the buildup residue and help remove flaky dandruff. Crush a few garlic cloves and extract the juice. Mix 1 tablespoon of garlic juice with half a cup of coconut oil. Heat it in low flame. Massage the oil on to your scalp. Massage until you feel your scalp becoming warm. Let it sit for an hour or so. Rinse your hair with clarifying shampoo and condition. Another seamless natural way to include garlic in your hair care routine to prevent hair loss is by simply adding garlic to your regular conditioner.

Garlic Salve  a soothing salve out of it. Now, garlic alone can be irritating on the skin, but when you combine it with healing aloe vera and nourishing honey, it adds a punch of goodness to it. Ingredients 1 tablespoon of garlic 1 tablespoon of honey 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

 Garlic Spray This is by far the most handy way to use garlic in your hair care routine. This natural remedy is perfect for hair growth. Ingredients 1 tablespoon of garlic juice 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 cup distilled water 10 drops of lavender oil

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Hydrocortisone. An anti-itch cream is another common way to soothe itchy skin. Buy an anti-itch cream that contains at least 1 percent hydrocortisone. This drug inhibits inflammatory responses in the body and can help calm inflamed, itchy skin.

When Itching is a Serious Problem.

These products not always miracle treatment .

Regardless of the cause, schedule an appointment with an adequate doctor if you’re itching constantly for three or more days. If you’re experiencing severe eczema or have a topical infection, it is always best to seek medical advice immediately.

 

Milk is it really good for you or what are the bad side effects?

One thing we know for sure milk is good for the dairy farmers, a real money maker.

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Decades of public health, commercial  messages have encouraged us to drink milk to strengthen our bones and also to reduce the risk of fractures as we age.

Dairy products have recently come under fire as Researchers have linked high milk intakes to nopne fractures, diabetes, heart problems, cancer and premature ageing.

Research reviews, published in the British Medical Journal, reported that calcium supplementation and dietary calcium intake didn’t substantially reduce the risk of hip fractures or increase bone mineral density in adults aged over 50 years.

Is milk is healthy or harmful, and whether you should include it in your diet depends on how much and what kind of milk products you consume. . And it depends on your age and current health status. Also whether you’re underweight or carrying excess weight, elderly or convalescent, or have food allergies or intolerance.

Does  Milk increases your risk of chronic diseases

Dietary calcium and dairy products are important for bone development up until the end of adolescence and for maintaining peak bone mass in adulthood.

But there seem to be few benefits for older adults, in terms of fracture prevention, neither for dietary intake or supplementation. There are also possible adverse effects from too much calcium, such as kidney stones, heart problems and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Persons with lactase non-persistence are largely lactose-intolerant. When these people consume milk, the lactose remains unabsorbed in the gut, causing bloating (due to bacterial fermentation) and build-up of fluid leading to diarrhoea.

Milk and dairy products, especially full-fat varieties, are high in saturated fat. Two-thirds (68%) of milk fat is saturated fat.

Saturated fat has been suggested to increase concentrations of “bad” cholesterol in the blood and to increase the risk of heart disease.

The quantity of milk consumed is important to consider in any case – a dash (40 mL) of full fat milk in a cup of tea or coffee will provide 1.6 grams of fat (1.1 grams of saturated fat) and 118 kJ of energy. A full fat milk “grande latte” will provide approximately 15 grams of fat (10.2 grams of saturated fat) and 934 kJ of energy.

Milk is a cocktail of hormones, pesticides and antibiotics

While it is difficult to compare study conditions and provide definitive conclusions Beware..

Alcohol Consumption

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Alcohol is a poison that is detrimental to one’s health and all persons who take bad drugs and alcohol suffer undeniably irreversible brain damage, death of brain cells, become more and more mentally retarded .
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Poison is a good choice of words, particularly when the substance is in the hands of young people who often think themselves immune from the dangers around them Drinking even one alcoholic beverage while soaking in the sun can increases skin cancer risk by 20 percent while drinking more than four glasses increases this risk by 55 percent, a new study finds . It’s estimated that roughly 13% of those watching the watching Super Bowl will consume alcoholic beverages. Too many deaths are also linked to energy drinks being mixed with alcohol. This is a dangerous combination . And it’s just a matter of time before new regulations start to surface here too. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people impaired by these products are young, often those not yet of legal drinking age. They mix it with juices and stimulant drinks that enhance the poisonous effects. According to the American Cancer Society, cancers linked to alcohol use include mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon and rectum, breasts, and even pancreatic cancer. For each of these cancers, the risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed.
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Heavy drinking can cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, liver failure and other diseases, and drinkers are more likely to die in acccidents or to be murdered. And people who drink and smoke together raise their serious health disease risk even more.
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Alcohol is still an ‘important cause’ of premature death . Overall, most deaths were due to liver disease (63 per cent) and neuropsychiatric disorders (32 per cent). Excessive alcohol use can cause or exacerbate disorders such as alcohol dependence syndrome, depression, anxiety and psychotic episodes. In Canada, the U.S., Argentina and Costa Rica, Cuba, the highest mortality rates were seen among those aged 50 to 69 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/the-problem-of-doing-your-own-thing/
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Even light and moderate drinking – up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men – could increase the risk of cancer, say researchers.

For women, the researchers observed, the risk of alcohol-related cancers – mainly breast cancer – increased even after one alcoholic drink a day One alcoholic drink a day is enough to increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer,

All people with a family history of cancer should also consider reducing their intake to below recommended limits or even abstaining altogether, “given the now well-established link between moderate drinking and alcohol-related cancers.”

The risks

  • Alcohol is linked to an increased risk of mouth, throat, gullet, bowel, liver and breast cancer
  • Smoking and drinking together further increases cancer risk
  • All types of alcohol increase cancer risk
  • The more you drink, the higher the risk
  • Cutting down on alcohol can reduce cancer risk

One in two people who smoke will die of a smoking related illness…
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/alcohol-and-cancer/alcohol-facts-and-evidence#alcohol_facts9

People can spend 20 years drinking alcohol and not feel any of the effects this is doing to them. Eventually you reap what you sowed and the damage shows up.

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Pancreatitis – Alcohol is the second highest cause of pancreatitis. This is an inflammation of your pancreas, an organ that makes enzymes for digestion, and causes pain just below your ribs. If you’ve overdone it you may feel this pain for a few days. In some cases it can become severe and persistent. This is called acute pancreatitis and can be life threatening.

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Liver disease is the term used to describe damage to the liver and there are two types. Acute is when liver problems develop over a few months and chronic is damage over a number of years.

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Scientists are not sure exactly why drinking too much alcohol can damage your liver but the reasons include:

  1. Oxidative stress. When our liver tries to break down alcohol, the resulting chemical reaction can damage its cells. This damage can lead to inflammation and scarring as the liver tries to repair itself.
  2. Toxins in gut bacteria. Alcohol can damage our intestine which lets toxins from our gut bacteria get into the liver. These toxins can also lead to inflammation and scarring.

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Early symptoms of liver disease can include:

  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pains

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And liver damage symptoms can include bleeding in the gut

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Diabetes – People who drink beer, alcohol are often overweight – and as a result, can go on to develop diabetes

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A sobering new study finds that alcohol consumption in American states rises as the population’s politics becomes more liberal.The study shows a direct correlation between political beliefs and the demand for alcohol. The study compares sales of alcoholic beverages against the political leanings of a state’s members of Congress, as ranked by liberal organizations Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) and the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE).The research reveals that states with more liberal representatives like Nevada tend to consume up to three times more alcohol per head than more politically conservative states like Arkansas and Utah
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Vodka to blame for early deaths of Russian men: study “Vodka (or other strong alcoholic drink) is a major cause of death in Russia, Russian men have one of the lowest life expectancies in the world — 64 compared to 76 for U.S. men. “

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1 Peter 5 :8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. http://kambulow.blogspot.ca/2013/06/the-possession.html
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Most headlines about moderate alcohol consumption are still misleading ones —such as a drink or two a day is good for your heart, your soul, and may even extend your lifespan! But a new study finds that regularly consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol can cause a decrease in brain plasticity, or the brain’s ability to generate new cells. It rather kills even existing brain cells..
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Once the alcohol is absorbed into the tissue, it affects your mind and body. Blood alcohol concentration can rise up to 20 minutes after having a drink. After alcohol is absorbed it leaves the body in three ways: the kidneys, lungs, and liver. Alcohol is not a stimulant, it is actually a sedative-depressant of the central nervous-system, it is capable of rupturing blood capillaries and veins, it does not warm you up; in fact it makes you colder by increasing perspiration and causing body heat loss, it damages the branched end of nerve cells that bring messages into the cell, causing disruptions to brain function. It depletes the body of many essential nutrients such as all the B vitamins, especially B1, B2, B3,B6, B12, folic acid, vitamins C and K, zinc, magnesium and potassium. It can hamper the liver’s ability to process fat. It can lead to liver toxicity and disease. The high sugar content of alcoholic drinks can lead to hypoglycemia and predispose to diabetes. Drinking alcohol regularly can lead to its dependence. Drinking alcohol damages the liver, kidneys, and lungs
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Alcohol consumption has previously been linked to a reduced bone mineral density (BMD), or osteoporosis, and increases the risk of fractures especially since bone fractures can be the result of falls, and one in three adults over 65 will experience a fall each year, this is a serious issue. And too much booze can cause people to age prematurely. It impairs your driving now too no matter how old you are. Some of the wider known effects of alcohol include diminished performance, mental impairment, possible addiction, diabetes and liver disease. Now there a very few people, though, who can have one small drink too.. Yes too many have ended up dying from alcohol abuse, and as well there are those whose alcoholism led them to stop taking care of themselves. Alcoholism certainly can increase the risk of many different diseases occurring, especially as an individual grows older, and most of the negative effects are irreversible as well.
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“As alcohol is a by-product of yeast digestion, it can have an irritating effect on the lining of the stomach and gradually weaken the kidneys and liver, leading to serious health problems and can prove fatal in extreme cases. When the stomach is weakened it becomes less efficient at digesting food, which inevitably interferes with a healthy metabolism and positive weight loss. Also, after alcohol is consumed it is then the first energy supply to be used up by your body when combined with carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which postpone the fat-burning process. As a result this can lead to greater fat storage, meaning that whenever you drink you will not be burning away your fat stores in the near future. Another shocking fact is that alcohol supplies almost twice as many calories as proteins and carbohydrates, seven calories per gram! And as all of these extra calories you are getting from alcohol contain zero nutrients, they accelerate fat storage while also having a negative effect on a healthy metabolism.”
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Now every drop of alcohol you drink, every bad drug you take, kills your brain cell, and you become more and more brain dead.. retarded and Recent medical studies also do indicate that young Men who take marijuana, drugs are also twice as likely to get testicular cancer next before the age of 35 even
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Statistics which show an increase of in the number of people binge drinking, getting drunk and that the statistics also show that we still have a long way to deal with this major problem. 81% of people who choose to drink are still exceeding the recommended daily limits. The cost of alcohol misuse to our society is very real. In just over 10 years, there has been a startling 86% increase in the numbers of people dying due to alcohol related harm. The harsh reality is that although alcohol misuse is known to be damaging and harmful to health and well-being, many people still drink to excess. This must change,
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If you drink 2 martinis at lunch time or supper time for a start you are definitely an alcoholic. Now besides the negative effect of alcohol in the private sector they do not booze it up as much as our civil and public servants, politicians have and do for sure. Politicians, civil and there Public servants Pigging out, living high on the hog, or getting drunk, and patronistic hiring practices, are clearly an unacceptable abuse.
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“One of the risks to seniors of drinking alcohol is that as human bodies age, they lose muscle mass and their body functions slow down, meaning it takes less alcohol for them to become more intoxicated or suffer other ill effects, such as bone loss or cerebral atrophy. Another problem that alcohol often interacts negatively with medication, which older people too often are be taking a significant amount of, depending on their health.” Alcohol may seriously increase your risk of health problems and even seriously now damage your heart. Although some would say it may offer some very marginal health benefits, for your heart. Are you willing to take the risks of bad health associated with the consumption of alcohol still then?
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Canadian politicians and cops do like to booze.. 70 percent of Canadians drink alcohol, 15 percent Canadians are alcoholic, binge drinkers so of course alcohol is associated now with politics, Christian politicians as well. Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them. When drunk in excess, alcohol damages nearly all organ systems. It is also connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin. All governments should consider more education programs and raising the price of alcohol so it isn’t as widely available.
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“What governments decide is illegal is not always based on science,” for monetary considerations about revenue and taxation, like those garnered from the alcohol and tobacco industries, may influence decisions about which substances to regulate or outlaw. “Drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not more, than drugs that are illicit,”
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IN ONE YEAR 60% of fatally injured drivers in Canada had a positive reading for blood alcohol and 160,000 people were convicted of impaired driving . IMPAIRED DRIVING CONVICTIONS ARE MAINLY ENFORCED 2 MONTHS OF THE YEAR FIRSTLY, AND ARE NOT DONE THE WHOLE YEAR. generally alcohol-related driving offences account for approximately 25% of all Criminal Code prosecutions. ” If you drink and drive, it’s everybody’s business” still. In an average year in Canada, impaired driving killed 1,212 persons, injured 71,532, and caused damage to 236,375 vehicles, translating into 1,010 fatal crashes, 48,890 injury-only crashes and 155,510 property-damage only (PDO) crashes, totaling an average of 205,410 crashes in all. In turn, on average, this cost Canadians between $1.90 billion (Real Dollar Estimate model) and $11.28 billion (Willingness to Pay model) dollars, depending on the costing model and assumptions used. To put this another way, that represents a cost of between about $59.00 and $341.00 per Canadian. EXCLUDING THE EXTRA COSTS FOR INSURANCE NOW TOO..
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Undeniably every drop of alcohol you drink, every bad drug you take, kills your brain cell, and you become more and more brain dead.. retarded and Recent medical studies also do indicate that young Men who take marijuana, drugs are also twice as likely to get testicular cancer next before the age of 35 even
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Ever notice that if you watch the movies or the TV they give you a really lying, distorted image of alcohol drinkers where they are all smiling, happy faces too.. unlike the real taverns, bar scenes ehh.. where people cause trouble, are depressed, etc.,, Drinking alcohol cause permanent brain damage, it also causes a significant deterioration of one’s mental capabilities, deterioration of one’s inter personal relationship skills, it also causes more car accidents than speeding or not having adequate winter tires, it also reduces significantly one’s work productivity as well undeniably too. It has ruined many families as well. There are about 5,000 alcohol-related crashes in B.C., Canada every year, causing about 155 deaths and 3,000 injuries, according to the Insurance Corp. of B.C. – ICBC’s website.In BC alcohol revenues provide the government with $1 billion annually.
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Provincial Governments, cops too do not want to reduce gambling or alcohol consumption for it is a great money maker for them, and too many Canadian politicians and cops do like to booze.. But health and enforcement costs related to alcohol were $57 million higher than revenue generated by alcohol sales. Alcohol consumption has increased almost twice as much in British Columbia as it has in the rest of the country, according to a new study.
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Researchers at the University of Victoria Centre for Addictions Research say British Columbians’ alcohol consumption has risen 16 per cent since 1998. That’s almost twice the nine per cent increase seen in the rest of Canada. and if that is true now there should be twice as much arrests for drunk driving and twice as much prison incarceration for drunk driving too? is there or why not? Kind of foolish encouraging people to become alcoholics at taxpayers expense, for while a few corporations will get richer in the process.
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Also a review of B.C. accidents from 1999 to 2003 showed that nearly a third of such impaired drivers faced more drunk driving charges, even after they killed or maimed others in 84 per cent of the initial accidents.“Follow-up over a 4.5 year period indicated that 30.7 per cent of the injured impaired drivers were engaged in subsequent impaired driving, notwithstanding that they injured or killed someone in more than 84 per cent of initial crashes. These studies suggest that our emergency departments may have become safe havens for the worst drinking drivers, those drivers who are involved in fatal or personal injury crashes. They recover, get out of hospital, drive drunk again, and escape prosecution and conviction. It doesn’t take them long which is exactly why the conviction rate has to go up. There needs to be more intervention to get them off the roads,” Booze, gambling revenues now worth more than the oil- gas royalties to Alberta government all thanks to a past alcoholic premier there.
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PEOPLE WHO TAKE DRUGS, ALCOHOL TEND ALSO TO CHEAT, LIE, STEAL.INDULGE IN PORN, COMMIT ADULTERY.. AS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT HERE TOO..
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About those self centered, clearly self oriented, selfish, immoral weasels who with the help of ostriches, snakes do try to falsely continue to justify their immoral acts of drunkenness.. even while they themselves escalated their hurts upon others and have also increased the taxpayers costs, I do not care to listen to their lies, false justifications distortions over the reality. The reality is that innocent people do suffer too often as a result of the alcoholic drunks and they the drunks wrongfully continue to bring a vast amount of pain, suffering to others. Drunk drivers hurt others.. There’s just no cure for drunks except Jesus. I bet he’s a repeat offender. There is no need to send it to court. Merely Ban the idiot from driving for the next 100 years and throw him in jail for five years. If proven to be impaired, the driver will be without insurance. they also will sue him to recover their losses, garnish his wages and put a lien on his house and anything else he owns. But he or she will continue likely to drink and drive. Alcoholism is not just too often a supposed sickness but it is violence, and murder..
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Now about the police rightfully going after drunks all year, not just mainly the car speeders.. Oh I forgot the police are too often drunks themselves, and drink and drive too.. Alcoholics do not need a reason or a season to get drunk, on the job or off the job, including many civil and public servants now too, for they do it all year. They also still need to be jailed, fired and not rather neglected.
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We already know that the first alcoholic drink too can be deadly to an alcoholic next.. And Regular alcohol or marijuana use takes a worse toll on the teenage brain than thought . It seems that 70 percent of the adults drink alcohol in Canada too but 100 percent of them claim to be non alcoholics? civil and public servants included, and where do all of the many drunk drivers, alcoholics come from now too?
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We need to also stop electing liars and alcoholics too.. be for certain there is no such thing as a little bit pregnant, and that there is a direct correlation between the people who are heavy alcohol users.. that they are the same persons who will also take bad drugs… and they will also be the same persons who also now do cheat , lie, steal, commit tax evasions.. as they have no solid morality. It seems we have too many cheats, thieves, liars, alcoholics, adulterers for cops and for politicians, civil and public servants still in Canada.. for basically there is no such thing as a little bit pregnant, it seems you are basically honest or merely another crook…
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A new study suggests Canadians are thirstier than ever as sales of wine, beer and spirits are on track to setting a record high. Increasing indulgence has been a trend all year long with Canadians spending close to half a billion dollars more on alcohol in the first nine months of 2012 than in 2011, and if this growth holds up through the holiday season, that would set the stage for record retail sales of more than $19 billion in 2012. Whether it is family get-togethers, holiday parties or just drinking to stay warm, liquor sales typically surge by over 40 per cent of the monthly average in December, the study suggests. By comparison, despite the hordes of people descending on malls to purchase gifts for their loved ones, the retail sector only rises by 15-20 per cent in December. Alcohol sales on pace to high record high: report Canada becoming a nation of alcoholics
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Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. The problem with the Police or Politicians consuming alcohol, is that alcohol not only makes you a mental retard cause it does now kills your brain cell, alcohol also kills your emotions of compassion, and reasoning ability now as well..Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills…It is not the rapists, drunk drivers that mostly fill the courts calendars, docks it is mostly the revenue generating traffic tickets.. if the government wants to get tough on crime, as it purports, it should go after the real criminals. Drunk, impaired drivers too. DRUNK DRIVING KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY .

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Now we know that more people have accident due to road rage, impaired driving, driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol over speeding too and we still do need to review how much time and resources do the police deal with that speeding and neglect the drunk drivers firstly? “An Australian study estimates that about half of all traffic accidents in Australia may be due to road rage and most of the others related to alcohol, impaired driving and yet the police falsely tend to pursue revenue generating speeding traffic tickets still and why? Road rage is a relatively serious act; it can be seen as a violation of human and property rights , an endangerment of other’s personal well being, security. Women tend to be a higher risk for drunk driving than men. Why you might ask? It is due to the fact that women tend to have more passengers in the car or are more likely to be distracted or have small children present. Men are more likely to be driving alone or less distracted by what is going on around them
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Canadians are spending hundreds of millions of dollars every year self-medicating their insomnia with alcohol, a study suggests alcohol has a very negative effect on your sleep. It deprives you of any of the deep stages of sleep“We were very surprised to see that so many people use alcohol as a way to promote sleep, particularly because it has more detrimental than beneficial effects on sleep,” Overall, eight per cent of the sample reported using alcohol as a sleep aid. Among people with insomnia, 28 per cent reported self-medicating with alcohol. “We know insomnia is a very prevalent problem, it has a very negative impact on people’s quality of SLEEP: it’s 10 times more costly not to treat insomnia because of its impact on absenteeism from work and reduced productivity than it is to treat it, why aren’t we treating it more often?” Part of the problem is that so few people seek help. Now some people take sleeping pills, that can also affect their brain cells negatively “but there are many more who self-medicate with over-the-counter products or, worse, with alcohol.” The money spent on the use of booze as a sleep aid far exceeds costs associated with visits to doctors and the use of prescription pills and over-the-counter products from antihistamines to herbal teas.
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Most headlines about moderate alcohol consumption are still misleading ones —such as a drink or two a day is good for your heart, your soul, and may even extend your lifespan! But a new study finds that regularly consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol can cause a decrease in brain plasticity, or the brain’s ability to generate new cells. It rather kills even existing brain cells..
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Once the alcohol is absorbed into the tissue, it affects your mind and body. Blood alcohol concentration can rise up to 20 minutes after having a drink. After alcohol is absorbed it leaves the body in three ways: the kidneys, lungs, and liver. Alcohol is not a stimulant, it is actually a sedative-depressant of the central nervous-system, it is capable of rupturing blood capillaries and veins, it does not warm you up; in fact it makes you colder by increasing perspiration and causing body heat loss, it damages the branched end of nerve cells that bring messages into the cell, causing disruptions to brain function. It depletes the body of many essential nutrients such as all the B vitamins, especially B1, B2, B3,B6, B12, folic acid, vitamins C and K, zinc, magnesium and potassium. It can hamper the liver’s ability to process fat. It can lead to liver toxicity and disease. The high sugar content of alcoholic drinks can lead to hypoglycemia and predispose to diabetes. Drinking alcohol regularly can lead to its dependence. Drinking alcohol damages the liver, kidneys, and lungs
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Alcohol consumption has previously been linked to a reduced bone mineral density (BMD), or osteoporosis, and increases the risk of fractures especially since bone fractures can be the result of falls, and one in three adults over 65 will experience a fall each year, this is a serious issue. And too much booze can cause people to age prematurely. It impairs your driving now too no matter how old you are. Some of the wider known effects of alcohol include diminished performance, mental impairment, possible addiction, diabetes and liver disease. Now there a very few people, though, who can have one small drink too.. Yes too many have ended up dying from alcohol abuse, and as well there are those whose alcoholism led them to stop taking care of themselves. Alcoholism certainly can increase the risk of many different diseases occurring, especially as an individual grows older, and most of the negative effects are irreversible as well.
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“As alcohol is a by-product of yeast digestion, it can have an irritating effect on the lining of the stomach and gradually weaken the kidneys and liver, leading to serious health problems and can prove fatal in extreme cases. When the stomach is weakened it becomes less efficient at digesting food, which inevitably interferes with a healthy metabolism and positive weight loss. Also, after alcohol is consumed it is then the first energy supply to be used up by your body when combined with carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which postpone the fat-burning process. As a result this can lead to greater fat storage, meaning that whenever you drink you will not be burning away your fat stores in the near future. Another shocking fact is that alcohol supplies almost twice as many calories as proteins and carbohydrates, seven calories per gram! And as all of these extra calories you are getting from alcohol contain zero nutrients, they accelerate fat storage while also having a negative effect on a healthy metabolism.”
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PEOPLE WHO TAKE DRUGS, ALCOHOL TEND ALSO TO CHEAT, LIE, STEAL.INDULGE IN PORN, COMMIT ADULTERY.. AS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LITTLE BIT PREGNANT HERE TOO..
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A new study suggests Canadians are thirstier than ever as sales of wine, beer and spirits are on track to setting a record high. Increasing indulgence has been a trend all year long with Canadians spending close to half a billion dollars more on alcohol in the first nine months of 2012 than in 2011, and if this growth holds up through the holiday season, that would set the stage for record retail sales of more than $19 billion in 2012. Whether it is family get-togethers, holiday parties or just drinking to stay warm, liquor sales typically surge by over 40 per cent of the monthly average in December, the study suggests. By comparison, despite the hordes of people descending on malls to purchase gifts for their loved ones, the retail sector only rises by 15-20 per cent in December. Alcohol sales on pace to high record high: report Canada becoming a nation of alcoholics
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Speeding does not cause most of the car accidents but impaired driving does and yet the pervrse more often than not cops like to get mostly still the revenue generating speeding tickets.
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There are two kinds of ‘wine’ in the Bible, Fermented and unfermented.” You do not have to worry about getting drunk, being an alcoholic next to have heart health benefits..
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Even moderate alcohol drinking raises cancer death risk: study Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them. When drunk in excess, alcohol damages nearly all organ systems. It is also connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin. Alcohol, drugs common in fatal crashes: study- More than half of US drivers killed in car accidents had alcohol or drugs in their system at the time of the crash, according to a study.
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And alcohol is a “major” contributor to cancer deaths in the United States, even when consumed in small amounts. ‘The risk of developing breast cancer from drinking even small amounts of alcohol is being ignored by women with thousands now needlessly dying every year. Less than two drinks a day can increase the risk of developing cancer, doctors have warned, after finding that even moderate consumption was linked to almost a third of alcohol-related cancers.
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The majority of deaths due to alcohol consumption seemed to occur among people who consumed more than three alcoholic drinks a day, but those who consumed 1.5 beverages daily may account for up to a third of those deaths, the researchers found
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Leaders who boast now of their consuming alcoholic beverages are encouraging others to next become alcoholics, the teenagers too… what a bad example of their leadership skills too.
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More than 200 different conditions are linked to alcohol consumption. “These include not only well-known outcomes of drinking such as liver cirrhosis or traffic accidents, but also several types of cancer, such as female breast cancer,”
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Most Evangelical Christians believe real Christians do not drink Alcohol..In reality some professing Christians, Christian leaders still do FALSELY drink alcohol.
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16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. (Gal. 5:19-26).
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9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. . (1 Cor. 6:9-10, )
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Inhibitions are the first to be suppressed when alcohol is consumed, which results in talking more, becoming disorderly and acting unwisely. Time is the only way to rid the body of alcohol after it has been consumed—approximately one hour per ounce of alcohol.
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As little as one or two drinks can adversely affect a driver’s judgment and reaction time.
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Drunkenness (and/or alcoholism) is a very serious problem in our society. The statistics associated with drinking alcohol are both alarming and disturbing, especially from a Christian point of view:
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It is apparent that a wide variety of temporal problems stem from drinking alcohol, as just shown. The above cited dangers and sufferings for the drunk, however, are inconsequential and almost not even worth mentioning compared to the greatest danger in the entire universe—that of being thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, which is forever.
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Furthermore, there is no such thing as a Christian alcoholic since drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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Jesus similarly taught about drunkenness:
But suppose the servant says to himself, “My master is taking a long time in coming,” and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers (Luke 12:45, 46).
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The physical dangers of alcohol consumption include:
● Liver damage especially, but also brain, heart, bone marrow and gastrointestinal tract. Such can lead to cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, cirrhosis, nerve problems, etc. When the liver is affected nutrition is also adversely impacted which will hurt the entire body.
● Becoming overweight. One glass of wine daily can add 10 pounds a year to your weight.;
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Four More Facts About Drunkenness
(1) It leads to debauchery:
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18).
(2) It brings woe, sorrow, strife, complaints, needless bruises and bloodshot eyes:
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?” (Prov. 23:29-35)
(3) It reveals those who do get drunk as unwise:
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise (Prov. 20:1).
(4) It disqualifies a person from spiritual leadership:

(1 Tim 3:1 KJV) This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

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1 Tim 3:2 Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation {but} must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect {and} temperate {and} self-controlled ( Sober) ; [he must be] sensible {and} well behaved {and} dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable {and} qualified teacher,

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Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain (Titus 1:7).
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Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine. They have harps and lyres at their banquets, tambourines and flutes and wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands (Isa. 5:11,12).
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Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature (Rom. 13:13,14).
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It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall (Rom. 14:21).
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(1 Cor 11:28 KJV) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

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(Prov 3:33 KJV) The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

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Jesus himself had said that professing to be a Christian is not enough,

Matt 3:8 Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];

Gal 5:23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law

Matt 7:16 You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?17 Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit. 18 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration]. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. 20 Therefore, you will fully know them by their fruits.

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Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
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Mark 10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
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Hebrews 3:11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest
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1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor… idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
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Taking a Nazarite vow makes one a true Nazarite. A Nazarite should also abstain from strong drink (wine containing alcohol). It is possible for Jesus to have been a Nazarite, due to the fact that he did abstain from drinking strong drink (wine containing alcohol). , which he would have to do in order to keep an Nazarite vow and he also would be not to put a razor to his head. Do Jesus would have long hair. then Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother was cautioned by an angel, as was Samson’s mother told to abstain from certain dietary no-no’s namely strong fermented grape juice and unclean meats. During the Jewish wedding, He Jesus had turned water into wine (pure grape juice-without fermentation). Yes we can be assured the Jesus still never ever consumed any alcohol even if Jesus did make the best wine in those days but it was a pure fresh grape juice , non alcoholic, it was unfermented,.

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1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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Ephesians 5: And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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.. the latest studies show you can get almost all the same benefits from grape juice. The reason Purple grape juice contains the same powerful disease fighting antioxidants, called flavonoids, that are believed to give wine many of its heart friendly benefits. .. but watch the sugar content or your juice supplier or you might get diabetes.. It seems that Jesus and the Apostles knew the benefits of grape juice, when they drank new wine, the unfermented wine..
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“Do not drink wine nor strong drink, …when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;” (Leviticus 10:9,10)(Isa 28:1 KJV) Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! (Eph 5:18 KJV) And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
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(Gal 5:19 KJV) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
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(Col 3:5 KJV) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
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