Benefits of Bentonite Clay

 Benefits of Bentonite Clay

Have you heard the term “God made dirt, dirt won’t hurt”? Well in the case of Bentonite clay, not only will it not hurt, but it seems to offersan array of health benefits!

Bentonite Clay is a healing Clay that can assist the body in internal detoxification. If you have been looking for a way to rid your body of the many toxins we are exposed to daily, then Bentonite Clay could be your answer.

According to a study done by PubMed.gov clay has been successful at absorbing the Rotavirus. It is also been helpful in eliminating digestive issues such as IBS, constipation, and vomiting. It is even safe to use for your pets.

There are many foods that contain contaminates and the clay draws these out of the body, therefore increasing your immune function. Bentonite Clay contains an abundance of minerals that are very important in maintaining good health.

Bentonite Clay can be useful for skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Dermatitis, and Eczema. Mix with water and let dry on the skin. They have been using this age old beauty secret at spas for years!

You can add the clay to your bath as well to draw out toxins and will leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated and less inflamed.

Another one of the many health benefits of Bentonite Clay is its ability to get oxygen to your cells. Since oxygen is the first thing we would die without, then I think it is pretty important to have an oxygen rich body. I talk more about this in my book“A Battle Plan For Cancer”.

Another thing you may have heard a lot lately is how acidic our bodies can become with the Standard American Diet(which spells SAD). Bentonite clay has an abundance of alkalizing minerals and can help bring our bodies pH into a more optimal range.

Bentonites Clay helps to remove toxins and a promotes good bacteria in the gut.

Bentonite Clay can also be used to make toothpaste.  It binds to the harmful toxins in our mouth and allows us to spit them out before swallowing them. You can also just rinse your mouth out with the clay and water as well for oral health benefits.

For those looking for alternative products for your babies, the clay can be used as a baby powder!

A study form Arizona State University found it effective in killing MRSA. Bentonite Clay has been used effectively for years and still offers many healing health benefits for us today.

Here is a brand that can be used internally and externally that is a good price on Amazon. What are your favorite uses of Bentonite Clay or which use are you most excited to try?

To Your Health,

Jenay Green

sources: U.S. library of medicine national institute of health

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Photo: Bentonite Hills volcanic clay, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. Via: Geir Olav Lyngfjell | Shutterstock.

 

Chew Your Way To Better Health!

Chew Your Way To Better Health

Do you know how important chewing your food is for your health? If you are like most people you may have never thought about it. With millions of Americans having digestive issues, it is a subject worthy of looking at.

I know you want to feel your best and treat your body right, right? By paying attention to this one simple thing, you can chew your way to better health!

Chewing your food is the first part of your digestive process. As you chew you break the food down into smaller particles that makes digestion easier. Think about chewing each bite between 10 times for softer foods and up to 30 times for vegetables or meats.

Having the food broke into smaller particles makes it easier to absorb nutrients from your food and prevents the improperly digested food from entering your bloodstream and causing adverse effects on your health.

Are you looking to shed a few pounds? If so, chewing your food properly could be your solution. As you chew properly, around twice as long as normal you will inadvertently decrease portion sizes, calorie intake, and weight loss could be a side effect!

Your stomach does not get the signal from your brain for about 20 minutes that you are full, so if you eat like I have my whole life, in 20 minutes I am long done and have overeaten many times before I realize that I am full.

I have had slow digestion and issues with constipation and realize how not chewing my food has had a negative effect on my health.

You should not be in a hurry or stressed when eating a meal. This will cause you to eat too fast and not chew your food well. Here is a great article on the importance of relaxing at each meal!

Saliva contains digestive enzymes that aid in the digestive process.The more enzymes that are exposed to the food you eat the better it is broken down. Saliva also helps lubricate your food and makes it easier on your esophagus.

Chewing is a workout for your teeth and helps keep them strong, another great reason to do some extra chewing at your next meal.

When the food you eat is not broken down properly as it enters your intestines it actually can putrefy, potentially leading to gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, cramping, and other digestive issues.

With so may suffering from digestive problems, it makes me wonder if chewing our food properly would eliminate many of these issues? A product that I recommend that contains digestive enzymes is FibRestore. If you are interested in learning more contact me.

Have you been chewing your food properly? Do you have digestive issues? leave a reply below to answer. I also challenge you to chew your way to better health for the next 90 days and report back your results!

To Your Health,

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Jenay Green

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source: mercola.com

How to Build a Better Smoothie

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When building a smoothie, you want to consider a couple of things. You want to get good nutrition and  make it taste great at the same time. These two combinations can be a challenge until you find the right balance.

I love to eat, and I want my food to taste good.I also want to be healthy, but I still want my food to taste good. I have experimented for years with smoothies and will go over a recipe that I really enjoy. I will explain–step by step–how I build a better smoothie/juice.

I have started using a Nutribullet, but you can use whatever device you want that has a powerful enough motor to chop frozen fruit, nuts, and seeds.005Begin with a leafy green as a base.

If you are new to juicing or smoothies, I suggest beginning with spinach. I put about 3/4 of a cup at the bottom of my cup.

Prevention states loading up on leafy greens can help reduce cancer risks. In my book A Battle Plan For Cancer I go over the benefits of adding nutrient dense foods to your diet.

Then use a 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup of pineapple, 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup raw almonds, 1 tsp chiaseeds or flaxseeds, 1 tsp of cinnamon. Then fill water to fill line and blend until creamy.

I put my bananas in a freezer bag and freeze them. This is a great idea when bananas get ripe. Do not waste them, just peel and freeze them. The avocado makes the consistency very creamy and thick like a milkshake. Here is an article I did on the health benefits of avocado.004

For information on the health benefits of bananas read this. Flaxseeds are a great addition to any smoothie recipe with the host of benefits for your health. They provide omega 3 fatty acids that we lack in our diet. Flaxseeds are a great source of fiber and can assist in removing mucous and toxins from our intestines.

Cinnamon is noted for helping regulate blood sugar as well as many other benefits to our health. Medical News Today states pineapple as the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain that may help alleviate joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, and inhibit tumor growth.

The fiber and water content of pineapple can also help prevent constipation. Not only is pineapple super sweet and makes a smoothie or juice recipe taste fantastic, but is nutritious as well.

I challenge you to replace one meal a day with a super nutritious and delicious smoothie. Report to me in one month the changes you see. I did this myself for a month and saw a reduction in my blood pressure. I lost inches, I gained more energy, and felt a sense of well being.

If you found this useful, be sure to leave a reply below and share this information with others!

To your health,

Jenay Green

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Amazing uses for baking soda

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Baking soda can be purchased for around 50 cents a box at some stores, and it may just be the most cost effective product in your home. Baking soda may be sitting in your fridge just taking up space, but I am going to share how many amazing uses there are for this one simple product.

If you are concerned with the pesticides on your produce, then baking soda is a good way to remove them. Baking soda can be mixed with water to clean and deodorize your fridge. It also removes surface stains from your counter tops.

You can use a cup of baking soda, followed by a cup of hot white vinegar, and then a quart of boiling water to flush drains. Baking soda can also be used to remove the red sauce stains from your plastic.

Baking soda can also be used for a non-toxic detergent for your babies’ clothes as well as removing sweat stains. You make a past with water and baking soda and leave on the stains for an hour before washing.

You can also use it as a bath soak for dry skin as well as relief for sunburned or itchy skin. I do not measure but around a half a cup should be plenty. You can also scrub rough heels and exfoliate skin on the body and face.

Among baking soda’s many uses, it is a known deodorizer. You can use it for under arm deodorant as well as deodorizing shoes. Another great use is for your carpets. Sprinkle all over carpets, let sit for 30 minutes or so, and vacuum. This website focuses solely on cleaning uses for baking soda.

One of the latest uses I have heard, but not actually tested yet, is alkalizing your bodies PH. Many testimonies can be found on YouTube where people have used baking soda and lemon for this purpose and even in their regimen for cancer? Dr Axe explains the importance of an alkaline body in this article.

Baking soda is an old remedy for heartburn that is making new headlines these days. Baking soda has several amazing uses that may replace other products in your home. It has become one of my favorite products and is a great go-to for those looking to live healthy on a budget.

If you found any of this information helpful today, pay it forward and share with others. Also comment below with any suggestions or uses you have found helpful.

To your health,

Jenay Green

 

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Natural remedies for GERD (acid reflux)

  Natural remedies for GERD

 Today I hear people complain about acid reflux and how miserable it is. If you are like the 60 million Americans that suffer with symptoms of GERD each month, here are some natural remedies that may bring you some needed relief.

To prevent the symptoms of acid reflux, here are some natural options that may help you avoid it  Turmeric is a spice that is a digestive aid. If you are eating something that normally causes you heartburn then spice up your meal with turmeric.

To check out some of the conventional medications and the risks associated with them for the treatment of GERD( gastroesophageal reflux disease), check out this information from Dr. Mercola. You can educate yourself on the best options for you.

Foods that may help prevent the acid reflux/heartburn are bananas, leafy greens, oatmeal, rice, fennel, and parsley.

A diet that is composed of fresh fruits and vegetables can be helpful, but if you have a hard time digesting raw vegetables, try soaking them in lemon 3 hours before eating. Lemon helps to partly digest the hard parts of the greens to digest. 

You can use a tablespoon of extra- virgin, cold pressed olive oil about 15 minutes before a meal to help prevent symptoms. Keep chewable papaya tablets with you to take at the first sign of heartburn.

Once you are experiencing the symptoms of GERD and need relief try a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar. Check out this video blog for different ways to use apple cider vinegar, Bragg is the brand I use.

Another natural remedy for your heartburn is a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. My husband has acid reflux, and when I had him try this it gave him instant relief from the burning.

 Smoking can increase your risk of developing GERD. Smoking can make the symptoms of acid reflux worse. So if you did not have enough reasons to quit smoking, here is a another!

Avoid overeating to help naturally eliminate your symptoms of acid reflux. Aloe Vera can also be very healing to your digestive system and can be a great way to naturally help alleviate the heartburn.

If any of these remedies have worked for you or if you have any to add, please join the conversation and comment below. If you found this information useful then pay it forward by sharing on your social media and email list.

To your health,

Jenay Green

Sources: Mercola.com, Dr. Oz.com, Bottom Line’s Secret Food Cures

Got tummy trouble? Try this!

  Got tummy trouble? Try this!

In this country today we are plagued with digestive issues. We are greatly affected by our Standard American diet. I have always heard it said that our health starts in our gut. What we are able to absorb as nutrients and eliminate as waste is crucial to the state of our health.

Over the years I have heard numerous complaints from clients about chronic constipation. If you listen most people they either feel bloated, constipated, or gassy all the time. Royalty society of medicine reports over 90% of diseases are a result of an infected digestive tract.

If you are like millions of others and suffer from digestive issues, try cabbage! This is one simple addition to your diet that may lead to some relief in this area. Cabbage is a cruciferous(root word meaning crucify) vegetable that is known to inhibit cells that potentially cause disease.

Cabbage is chocked full of beneficial nutrients for better health. The effect on your intestines acts as a broom to clean out the waste. Cabbage contains a powerful antioxidant that is responsible for detoxifying the liver which is our main organ for detoxing.

Red cabbage has a powerful antioxidant that can reduce inflammation. Inflammation causes a host of other issues and causes pain in the body. The nutrients in cabbage are known to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and several types of cancers.

A compound found in cabbage is known to protect against the harmful effects of radiation. A natural chemical found in cabbage is been shown to decrease tumor size in a aggressive form of breast cancer.

Fermented cabbage used in Sauerkraut and Kimchi are choked full of probiotics that are great for our immune system and digestive health. If you have tummy trouble try fermented cabbage. The consumption of fermented foods makes vitamins and minerals easier to absorb and helps with relief of constipation.

For a cabbage chicken salad recipe try this site. For more information on fermenting foods and how simple and cost effective it can be check out wellness mama. If you are suffering from tummy trouble I highly recommend adding fermented foods to your diet.

Some ideas for the use of cabbage in your diet

1. Juicing

2. Add to your salads

3. Steam with a little sea salt, pepper, and lemon

4. Roast add fresh herbs and olive oil

5. Coleslaw

If you found any of this information useful please comment below on this article and share with others! To your health,

Jenay Green

Sweet news for improving health

Sweet news for improving health

This delicious fruit can easily be added to a variety of recipes and has a host of amazing benefits for your health. Adding Mangoes to your daily diet is sweet news for improving your health.

Mangoes are high in vitamin C an antioxidant that improves immune function. With cold and flu season coming up this would be a great preventative measure to take. Mangoes are rich in over 20 vitamins and minerals which is known for reducing the risk of disease.

It has been noted that Mangoes have been effective against all cancers but has been the most effective on breast and colon cancers. With the high vitamins, potassium, and fiber content they have also been linked with helping ward off heart disease.

A lot of Americans suffer with digestive issues. Mangoes are great for elimination problems because of the high water and fiber content. The vitamin k has also been linked to a decrease risk of macular degeneration improving eye health.

Improved bone health is also a benefit of consuming mangoes and has a positive effect on your hair, skin, and nails as well. You can use it topically as a mask as well as enjoying it in your diet for radiant skin.

For those looking to lose weight mangoes should be a part of your weight loss arsenal. Mangoes are rich in fiber that will not only cause you to feel fuller longer but helps in calorie burning. Mangoes are nutrient dense as well as low calorie.

If your like me and the years have not improved your memory the glutamine acid found in mangoes helps keep cells alive and boost memory. It also is named the love fruit as it can increase vitality in men.

Mangoes are rich in iron for those who are suffering with anemia. They also help alkaline the body which is important as a vast majority of the foods and drinks we are consuming are very acidic.

Mangoes are low glycemic. You can also boil the leaves of the mango and let them soak over night to make a tea that helps regulate insulin.

Recipes for adding mangoes to your daily diet

Sunrise smoothie

1 c  mango chunks                                                                                                               1/2  banana                                                                                                                                1 tsp lime juice                                                                                                                          1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger                                                                                                        2 tsp raw honey                                                                                                                        2 c seedless watermelon chunks

Early morning energy smoothie

2 c frozen mango chunks                                                                                                         1 c coconut milk                                                                                                                        1 tsp protein powder                                                                                                                 3 to 5 kale leaves                                                                                                                       1/2 frozen banana

You may also add a mango salsa to fish, chicken, or bean recipes as well using mangoes in a regular salad for a sweeter taste.

I hope you learned something new today that will inspire you to get on the path to healthier you. Please join the conversation by adding your comments at the bottom of this article and sharing this information with others. To your health,

Jenay Green

Want riches for your health?

Want riches for your health?

I titled this video blog Riches for your health, because this single product produces amazing health benefits.

By consuming raw apple cider vinegar on a daily basis is a great way to have riches for your health.

Bragg has made it so simple for us to have plenty of great ways to incorporate this product into our every day diet. If you have struggled with the taste or smell being to strong we may have your answers in this video.

Click on link here to purchase the products we reviewed in this video. Some of the Bragg products can also be found at your local grocery or health food store.

If you have tried any of Bragg products and would like to add a comment about your favorite way to consume raw apple cider apple cider vinegar to your diet for your health leave a comment below.

To your health,

Jenay Green