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Dry Red Wine for Intestinal Flora

You’ve probably heard that red wine can be a very healthy drink option, but you most likely only heard about generic benefits of the antioxidants and resveratrol in red wine.

But here’s another MAJOR reason below why red wine in moderation (1-2 glasses per day max) can be a super healthy part of your routine.  I personally have really grown to enjoy having a glass of red wine with dinner about 4-5 days per week.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95:1323-1334) reported that people who drank 2 glasses of red wine per day (dry red wine, not sugary dessert wines) had higher levels of beneficial bacteria in their gut and lower levels of pathogenic bad bacteria in their gut.  This is great news as you know from reading this newsletter how vastly important your gut flora balance is to everything from your digestion, immunity, metabolism, skin health, and much more. To find out more go to:

7 Super Spices

7 Super Spices for Sensational Health

People have long known that spices are much more than simply strong flavorings. They are also strong medicine.

William Shakespeare recognized this fact when he wrote in Hamlet: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember.” More than 400 years later, scientific studies have confirmed that rosemary may indeed help preserve cognitive function.
“You can’t go wrong with herbs and spices,” says Dr. Wendy Bazilian, author of The SuperFoods Rx Diet.
An increasing body of evidence suggests that frequent use of spices may help prevent or treat many chronic diseases such as allergies, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and dementia.
Although many spices are associated with health benefits, Dr. Bazilian has singled out the following seven “super spices” as especially useful. Remember that you’re most likely to benefit from ordinary culinary doses, not super-doses which may be harmful.
1. Cinnamon: One teaspoon of cinnamon contains the antioxidant equivalent of a half-cup of blueberries and one cup of pomegranate juice.
Recent research also suggests that this potent, polyphenol-rich spice helps regulate blood sugar, which is great news for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Cinnamon can be added to cereals, yogurt, baked goods, applesauce as well as savory fare such as sweet potato fries and other vegetables. An easy and tasty way to add it to your diet is to add a half-teaspoon over ground coffee before brewing.
2. Ginger: One teaspoon of fresh ginger contains the antioxidant equivalent of one cup of spinach. Ginger has long been recognized for its beneficial effects on digestion, pain, and inflammation.
New research suggests that ginger also may improve cognition in women and promote weight loss in men.
3. Oregano: Dr. Bazilian calls oregano a “mini salad” because one teaspoon of the dried herb contains the antioxidant equivalent of three cups of chopped broccoli.
“Oregano has very strong anti-microbial, antibacterial, and some anti-inflammatory properties,” she says. Oregano is associated with a decrease in post-meal blood levels of triglycerides, thus preventing heart disease.
4. Red Peppers: Spices derived from red peppers include cayenne, crushed red pepper, and their somewhat milder cousin: paprika.
Research suggests that red peppers may increase feelings of satiety after meals, enhance metabolism, improve circulation, and promote weight loss.
In one study, people who ate dihydrocapsiate — a compound found in chili peppers — experienced a boost in fat-burning capacity. In another study, lab animals fed capsaicin — the ingredient in chili peppers that provides heat — had decreased blood pressure.
5. Rosemary: As noted earlier, rosemary has beneficial effects on cognition. Rosemary also contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds that may reduce the risk of heart disease. When rosemary is a main component in polyphenol-rich spice marinades, it dramatically reduces the formation of carcinogenic compounds in meats exposed to grilling.
For example, studies show that a rosemary-rich marinade reduces the formation of malondialdehyde in grilled hamburgers by 71 percent, and reduces the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) in grilled steak by up to 88 percent.
6. Thyme: This spice has received much attention for its heart-healthy properties. But it also helps treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis. In Europe, doctors often recommend thyme oil as a remedy for cough.
7. Turmeric: This bright yellow spice — commonly found in curry powder — has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities.
Observational studies have suggested that turmeric may decrease the risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.
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6 Cancer Causers to Eliminate at Home


We have grown to believe that our home is our castle. But things have changed long ago and nowadays our homes might be hiding more danger than safety. Indeed quite a lot information has been shared about the infamous formaldehyde, nitrobenzene and methylene chloride – all carcinogens that can be found in everyday items such as rubber, plastic, dyes, perfumes, shampoos.
Take a look at a few of the items you thought harmless and see the health problems they can provoke. Then make sure you take the right decision and rid your home of many cancer-causers and ensure a healthy environment for you and your family.
1. Air fresheners
Many air fresheners have carcinogens, volatile organic compounds and toxins such as phthalate esters in their formulas. A Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study of 13 common household air fresheners found that most of the surveyed products contain chemicals that can aggravate asthma and affect reproductive development.
According to a 2008 study by Anne Steinemann of the University of Washington, all air-fresheners tested gave off chemicals regulated as toxic or hazardous under federal laws, including carcinogens with no safe exposure level. None of these chemicals, however, were listed on the product labels or Material Safety Data Sheets. As a replacement, try natural fragrances from essential oils.
2. Candles
According to a study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 40 percent of candles on the market contain lead wires inside their wicks. Scented candles most commonly contain lead wicks. Fragrance oils soften the wax, so the manufacturers use lead to make the wicks firmer.
A candle with a lead-core wick releases five times the amount of lead considered hazardous for children and exceeds Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pollution standards for outdoor air, says the CPSC. Exposure to high amounts of lead may contribute to hormone disruption, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and many other health problems.
If you want to keep your home softly lit and cozy without risking your health go for beeswax candles with cotton wicks. For more information on how to make your own beeswax candles read How to Make Beeswax Candles.
3. Art supplies
Certain art supplies like Epoxy and rubber cement glues, acrylic paints and solvents, and permanent markers contain chemicals linked to allergies, organ damage, and cancer.
Children are particularly vulnerable to toxins because of their higher metabolisms, and immature immune systems, so it pays to exercise extra care with the products they use. To find nontoxic and green alternatives to common art supplies, or recipes for making your own, read Are Art Supplies Toxic?
4. Shampoos
Unlikely as it may sound, conventional shampoos have too many toxic ingredients. Funny as it may sound, their effects are still being researched, and there is no scientific consensus whether they cause cancer. But if you want to be on the safe side, you can use any of the myriad of handmade shampoo bars, offered on etsy.
5. Antiperspirants
Most conventional deodorants and antiperspirants contain several ingredients linked to virulent cancers. Since deodorants and antiperspirants are designed to stay on our bodies for hours, this allows the potential absorption of harmful chemicals through the skin. After I read this article on Green Living Ideas I completely stopped using antiperspirants but am yet to write an extensive post about that.
6. Shower curtains
Plastic shower curtains leach toxic chemicals not only into your shower or bath, but also into the environment, emitting harmful chemicals called volatile organic chemicals or VOCs.
Reducing your contact with any of these products, in addition to conventional cleaners, will surely make your home your castle.

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Did you Know? 12 DAYS OF MYTHMAS

12 Days of Christmas

The nonsense song, “The 12 days of Christmas” has been rumored to actually contain coded teachings of Catholicism.The rhyme has been said to be a preaching that King Henry VIII would not find out about and cut off one’s head!

The Hidden Symbols

  • The “True Love’ that is giving the gifts, is God
  • The “Partridge in a pear tree” represents Jesus Christ
  • 2 “Turtle doves” represent the Old and New testaments
  • 3 “French hens” represent the Holy Trinity or the 3 Virtues: Faith, Hope & Charity
  • 4 “Calling birds” represent the 4 Gospels
  • 5 “Golden rings” represent the first 5 books of the Old Testament, known as the Pentateuch
  • 6 “Geese-a-laying” represents the 6 days of creation
  • 7 “Swans a-swimming” represents the seven sacraments
  • 8 “Maids-a-milking” represents the eight Beatitudes
  • 9 “Ladies dancing” represents the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit
  • 10 “Lords-a-leaping” represents the 10 Commandments
  • 11 “Pipers-piping” represents the 11 good apostles
  • 12 “Drummers-drumming” represents the 12 points of doctrine of the Apostle’s Creed.

Read A True Story on the ‘Drawing Crocs’ Page


This little story (found under the “Drawing Crocs” tab at the top) was written/illustrated in a children’s hospital for kids receiving treatment for cancer. It is registered in the Library of Congress under a different title. The purpose of this anecdote was to encourage and distract children from their suffering while also releasing the author’s grief at the thought of losing a daughter to the big “Cancer Crocodile.”Picture5