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Frankincense Essential Oil

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Frankincense Essential Oil – Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antidepressant, Anti-carcinogenic, Astringent, Stimulates the Regeneration of Cells, Digestive Aid, Expectorant, Immune Balancer Here are some of the known properties of frankincense essential oil:   Analgesic Antibacterial Anti-inflammatory Antiseptic Antidepressant Anti-carcinogenic Astringent Stimulates the Regeneration of Cells Aids Digestion Expectorant Immune Balancer   Frankincense Essential Oil – Cancer   Frankincense essential oil contains a compound known as Boswellia. One of its great benefits on the body is warding off abnormal cell growth or even cancer cells.   Frankincense Essential Oil – Skin Care   Frankincense essential oil can also be used for skin care, and you can also mix it together with rose and lavender. All you have to do is to mix a couple of drops of each oil with coconut oil. You can then rub it on your skin as a natural form of skin care.   Frankincense Essential Oil – Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis   Frankincense essential oil is a great candidate to add to any autoimmune protocol for conditions such as:   Crohn’s Disease Ulcerative Colitis Hashimoto’s Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis Frankincense Essential Oil – Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Trauma   Frankincense essential oil contains compounds known as sesquiterpenes. These have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and deliver potent anti-inflammatory compounds directly to the brain. Thus, frankincense essential oil can potentially protect people from diseases like Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis, as well as help lower inflammation after brain trauma.   Frankincense Essential Oil – Brain Inflammation   Frankincense essential oil is one of the best solutions when it comes to dealing with brain inflammation. It can actually pass through the blood vein barrier and enter your brain to deal with inflammation there.   Frankincense Essential Oil – Brain Issue and Neuro Issue   Frankincense essential oil is good for neuro or brain issues. For anyone who needs focus and concentration, turn to frankincense essential oil. This essential oil will surely help you out with that. In addition, it supports the brain in terms of spiritual awareness.   Frankincense Essential Oil – Inflammation   Frankincense has been used in health care all throughout the ages due to its potent phytochemicals such as boswellic acid. A lot of studies have proven its ability to act like a Cox 2 inhibitor to reduce inflammation in the body without the unwanted side effects of damaging the gut lining.   Boswellic acid helps lower inflammation by blocking the lethal enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and lowers the activity of human leukocyte elastase (HLE).   When it comes to using frankincense essential oil for inflammation, all you need to do is dab a few drops of the essential oil on the affected area and rub it to spread. This is greatly beneficial for natural healing.   Frankincense Essential Oil – Insomnia   Frankincense essential oil can be used in a diffuser you can place right next to your bed to help deal with your problems with insomnia.   Frankincense Essential Oil – Breast Cancer   Frankincense essential oil is also a great oil to use when it comes to preventing breast cancer.  A drop of it under your tongue daily should do the trick. You can massage the essential oil onto your breasts as well.   Frankincense Essential...

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Flaxseeds/Flax

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Flaxseeds/Flax

Flaxseeds/Flax – Prostate Cancer Consuming flaxseed may help lower your risk of prostate cancer. Flax has roots dating back to ancient Egypt and Chine, making it one of the oldest fiber crops to be recorded. Flaxseeds are a rich source of nutrients, like manganese, vitamin B-1 and omega-3 fatty acids. Although there’s still a need to do further research, some people think that it protects them against a number of conditions ranging from diabetes to prostate cancer.   Flaxseeds/Flax – Inflammation Have five to seven servings per day of omega-3 fatty acids and healthy fats from foods like nuts and nut oil, flax, chia seed, and extra virgin olive oil to help deal with inflammation. Nab marine sources as well such as algae and phytoplankton in tonic or supplement forms, since these are also ideal for helping ease...

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Flavonoids

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Flavonoids – Inflammation   It’s essential that you eat food that’s rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids are potent antioxidants and are useful for the reduction of inflammation reduction). Some foods rich in flavonoids include spinach and blueberries. Furthermore, strawberries contain trace amounts and the quercetin found in onions is good for inflammation as well.

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Fermented Foods

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Fermented Foods – Probiotics   Fermented foods are known to contain a rich amount of probiotics. Eating fermented foods and even drinking fermented drinks will introduce beneficial bacteria to your digestive system. It will also help the balance of bacteria in your digestive system. Furthermore, probiotics have been shown to help slow or reverse some diseases, improve bowel health, aid digestion and improve overall immunity.   Fermented Foods – Absorb Food Better   Fermented foods help in restoring the proper balance of gut bacteria and sufficient digestive enzymes, thus helping your body absorb more of the nutrients from the food you eat. Pair this with a healthy diet, and you’re sure to absorb the nutrients you need! Therefore, there’s no need for you to buy supplements and vitamins in order for you to keep up with your nutrient intake.   Fermented Foods – Budget Friendly   When it comes to fermented foods, they’re indeed budget friendly. You can even make your own whey at home for just a couple of bucks, and using that along with sea salt, ferment many foods inexpensively. Drinks like Water Kefir and Kombucha can be made right at the comfort of your own home, costing only pennies for each serving.   Adding these things to your diet can help cut down on the number of supplements you’re going to need, thus helping your budget even further.   Fermented Foods – Preserves Food Easily   Home-made salsa only lasts for a couple of days in the fridge. On the other hand, fermented salsa can last for months. The same goes for sauerkraut, pickles, beets and other garden foods as well. Moreover, lacto-fermentation will allow you to store these foods for longer periods of time without losing the nutrients as you would with traditional canning methods.   Fermented Foods – Digestion   According to the experts, fermentation is almost like the start of digestion. Due to this process, for instance, a lot of people who can’t tolerate milk can comfortably eat yogurt. The good bacteria in fermented foods can actually provide the digestive health benefits associated with fermentation. Fermented foods can also help bring your colon back into proper balance, helping your body digest, absorb and get better use of the foods that you’re consuming.   However, there are fermented foods that are not always labeled as such. For instance, you may see the term cultured instead. Such terms refer to foods that have the same health benefits. Foods labeled ‘pickled’ are also considered to be fermented foods. Fermented foods may also contain some probiotics.   Fermented Foods – Important Nutrients   There are some fermented foods that are great sources of essential nutrients like vitamin K2 (helps prevent arterial plaque buildup and heart disease). For example, cheese curd is a great source of both probiotics and vitamin K2. Just half an ounce (15 grams) of natto daily can also help provide your daily need of vitamin K2. Furthermore, fermented foods are known to be producers of many B vitamins.   Fermented Foods – Optimizing Your Immune System   Fermented foods can also help optimize your immune system. An estimate of 80% of your immune system is actually located in the gut. Probiotics play a crucial role in the development and operation of the mucosal immune...

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Fenugreek

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Fenugreek – Anemia   Fenugreek is known to have high amounts of iron that help maintain the proper iron levels in the blood. In addition, it aids in the production of new red blood cells to help cure anemia completely and also prevents its recurrence. You can use both the leaves and the seeds of this fenugreek in treating anemia.   The following are all you need:   2 teaspoons of Fenugreek seeds 1 cup of salt   The next thing you need to do is either one of the two:   Take a cup of rice and add fenugreek seeds. Cook the rice by adding a hint of salt to it. Eat the rice once daily and continue doing so for the next 3 weeks. Though 2 weeks can suffice. You can also add finely chopped fenugreek leaves in the rice cooking or even in the preparation of salads or soups. Regular follow up of this process will significantly help you eliminate anemia and also have many other health benefits as well.   Fenugreek – Mastitis   Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue that sometimes results in breast pain, swelling, warmth and redness. You may also experience fevers and chills. Mastitis most commonly affects women who are in their breast-feeding days (lactation mastitis). Although, there are times that this condition can occur in women who aren’t breast-feeding.   Fortunately, fenugreek seeds can help solve this problem.  According to Ayurveda, fenugreek helps treat breast infection as well as stimulates the milk producing glands. In addition, its flavonoid agents can help lower both infections and inflammation. For desirable results, you may want to try the following:   Soak 4 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. The following day, grind the soaked seeds into a paste, then place the resulting paste on a clean cloth. Warm this slightly in the microwave, and then use the cloth as a warm compress on the affected area. This remedy can be followed two times daily for about 2 weeks. Alternatively, you can enjoy a cup of fenugreek tea at least two times daily until you experience positive...

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Fennel Seed Oil

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Fennel Seed Oil – Properties and Uses   Fennel seed oil is warming and carminative in nature. Carminative is an aromatic in which it tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, gripping or flatulence). In addition, fennel seed oil is also an antispasmodic and an antidepressant. It also helps promote milk-flow in breast-feeding mothers, and it’s also stomachic, pectoral, diuretic, diaphoretic, aromatic, anti-microbial, pain and fever reducing oil.       Some of its uses include the following: Deals with irritable bowel syndrome Increases urine flow Breast enlargement Helps promote menstruation Improves digestive system Wards off anxiety and depression It’s an appetite suppressant Helps lower blood pressure Boosts libido   Fennel Seed Oil – Constituents   Fennel is considered to be a rich source of beta-carotene and vitamin C4. As well as calcium, magnesium, iron and lesser amounts of other metal cations.   Some of its constituents include:   Anethole is considered to be fennel’s major constituent Other constituents include alpha pinene, beta myrcene, beta pinene, bitter fenchone, camphene, estragole (methyl-chavicol), fechone, limonen, p-cymen and safrole.   Fennel Seed Oil – Health Benefits   Fennel is also known to symbolize longevity, courage and strength. For that, here are some of its health benefits:   It holds a lot of healthy nutrients needed by the body It also has essential compounds It’s an antioxidant in nature It contains dietary fiber It has a rich amount of vitamins and minerals   Fennel Seed Oil – Additional Information   Fennel seeds are composed of health benefiting volatile essential oil compounds like anethole, limonene, anisic, aldehype, pinene, mycrene, fechone, chavicol and cineole. These active principles in fennel are known to have antioxidant, digestive, carminative and anti-flatulent properties.   Fennel seeds are also rich in vital vitamins like vitamins A, E, C as well as a lot of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and niacin, particularly are concentrated in these seeds. Fennel Seed Oil – Additional Information   Nutritionally speaking, fennel seed oil is a great source of potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamins B and C.   Fennel Seed Oil – Muscle Relaxant Effects   Fennel seed oil has been shown to cause an increase in resting force of guinea pig tracheal smooth muscle. Anethole may also be responsible for the positive inotropic effect. In another animal study, sweet fennel oil inhibited acetylcholine-induced contractions of ileal and bladder smooth muscles. The mechanism of action is thought to be due to an inhibition of calcium release from intracellular stores and binding to calcium-binding proteins by the constituents in the fennel oil.   Fennel Seed Oil – Antispasmodic Effects   Fennel seed oil is known to have antispasmodic effects. Fennel seed helps increase gastrointestinal motility and acts as an antispasmodic at high doses. In addition, fennel extracts produce a reduction in acetylcholine-induced contraction and decreases maximum possible contractility.   Fennel Seed Oil – Diabetes   Fennel seed oil has anti-diabetic effects. Fennel seed oil has been reported to stimulate pancreatic alpha-cells and insulin secretion.   Fennel Seed Oil – Anticoagulant Effects   Ferrula communis, giant fennel, is known to contain coumarin derivatives that competitively inhibit vitamin K and interfere with blood clotting, making it an effective anticoagulant. In animal studies, internal bleeding and death resulted after ingestion over an...

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Essiac Therapy/Essiac Tea

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Essiac Therapy/Essiac Tea – Cancer Essiac tea became a popular beverage in Canada and in the U.S. as well. This herbal tea formula was used by a Canadian nurse to help cure many different kinds of cancer. There are a couple of different formulas that are now on the market with different kinds of names. Most of them contain the original four ingredients, while others have made additions to the formula. The main ingredient would have to be essiac. Essiac is composed of 4 or more herbs, two of which (sheep sorrel and burdrock root) are known to help kill cancer cells. The two other herbs are known to help build the immune system and deal with detox and protect the organs as well. Sheep sorrel has been known about for more than a hundred years as a cancer-fighting herb, and it’s the main component in essiac.   Essiac Therapy/Essiac Tea – Liver Health Essiac tea is known to be also useful when it comes to protecting the...

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Eucalyptus

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus – Receding Gums According to WholeHealthMD, eucalyptus as a form of anti-inflammatory substance is great when it comes to fighting off gum disease. It could be because of its germ-fighting abilities. In addition, it can kill the bacteria that parties in your mouth should recession occurs. Here’s the recommended mixture you should try out: 2 teaspoons of eucalyptus oil 1 cup of warm water Just mix these two together in order for you to create a mouthwash that helps deal with receding gums.   Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Pain Attacks and Anxiety Eucalyptus essential oil is also known to help deal with both pain attacks and anxiety. All you have to do is put some of the oil in a towel or handkerchief and inhale it.   Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Sore Throat Eucalyptus essential oil along with lemon can help cure a sore throat. All you have to do is mix the two and make it into a vaporizer. Massage a few drops of the concoction on the neck and on the chest. Just inhale it and slowly feel your sore throat disappear.   Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Exhaustion Eucalyptus essential oil is also a great essential oil to use when it comes to dealing with exhaustion. All you have to do is get at least 7 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and inhale it for instant relief. Other essential oils perfect for exhaustion are rosemary essential oil (5 drops) and grapefruit essential oil (3 drops).   Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Colds and Flu Eucalyptus oil is both an antiviral and decongestant that helps treat colds and congestion. Experts would often recommend using eucalyptus oil in a steam inhaler to help open up the blocked nasal passages, to help soothe inflammation and to ward off bacteria. Here are a couple of suggestions that you may consider trying: You can mix eucalyptus essential oil with lavender and apply it topically for relief. You can also mix eucalyptus essential oil with oregano and black pepper. Along with coconut oil, apply the concoction to bottom of your feet. Plus, you can also use this as a massage scent oil as well.   Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Brain Fog There are times when the brain tends to get a bit foggy. For you to get rid of that fog, you can use eucalyptus essential oil. All you have to do is mix it with basil and use it as a...

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Essential Fatty Acids

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Essential Fatty Acids – Necrosis (Gangrene) Non-herbal supplements like coenzyme Q10 and essential fatty acids may be of great benefit when it comes to dealing with necrosis.

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Enzyme Therapy

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Enzyme Therapy/Systemic Enzymes, Systemic Proteolytic Enzymes – Cancer Some of the known side effects of chemotherapy include: Vomiting Diarrhea Fatigue Pain Nausea Enzyme therapy has been proven to have positive results when it comes to limiting these symptoms by lowering the cytotoxic (poisonous) effects that chemotherapy has on the body. Enzyme therapy has been shown to decrease inflammation, help stimulate cytokine production and increase the defensive powers of natural killer cells and macrophages. Both the natural killer cells and the macrophages scan the body looking for abnormal cancer cells and viruses. Stimulating these immune system defenses helps lower the risk of cancer development, and from cancer cells to grow and spread. It can also be used to decrease the over stimulated activity of tumor growth factor-beta at the site of protein synthesis. Systemic enzymes help regulate the activity of the numerous responses of the immune system. It’s attracted towards pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and the C-reactive protein (CRP). Do note that there have been no major adverse side effects from the use of systemic enzyme supplementation. Systemic Enzyme Supplementation What’s considered the best in systemic enzyme supplementation is when it comes from an array of plant and animal enzymes. When you consume raw, sprouted and fermented veggies and fruits, you’re taking in more enzymes. 3 of the best plant-based proteolytic enzymes include: Bromelain – this can be found in pineapple juice and the pineapple stem Rutin – this can be found in asparagus, buckwheat and in Japanese pagoda tree Papain – this can be found in papaya and mountain papaya Do note that chymotrypsin, pancreatin and trypsin and enzymes from animals. The systemic enzymes are formulated to reach the bloodstream fully intact and not become dissolved in stomach acid. In addition, systemic proteolytic enzymes should be consumed on an empty stomach to ensure optimal absorption. This will allow for their passage into the bloodstream where they can be circulated throughout the entire body. Furthermore, specific proteolytic enzymes break down protein. It’s also been found to have a powerful impact on fighting inflammatory and fibrinolytic activity (blood clot formation). Dosing Recommendations for Enzyme Therapy For Cancer Prevention: 5 to 20 grams daily. Preferably 10 capsules in the morning and another 10 before going to bed. For Cancer Patients: 20 to 80 grams of proteolytic enzymes daily, Dosage split into 30 capsules in the morning, 20 capsules 3 hours later (preferably 2 hours before and after eating) and 30 capsules before going to bed. For Metastatic Cancer Patients: 45 to 160 grams daily split into 40 capsules in the morning, 40 capsules later, and another 80 before going to bed.   Enzyme Therapy/Systemic Enzymes, Systemic Proteolytic Enzymes – Necrosis (Gangrene) Proteolytic enzymes are important when it comes to treating gangrene (or necrosis). It helps with the reconstruction of damaged tissues. However, a word of caution: this can only be used for people who are 16 years old or older.   Enzyme Therapy/Systemic Enzymes, Systemic Proteolytic Enzymes – The Advantages The advantages of supplementing with a good systemic, proteolytic enzyme formula are profound. Here are some of the possible benefits: A reduced systemic inflammation for: increased heart health, cancer and disease prevention and recovery, Alzheimer’s prevention, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue relief and more. Cleanses the blood of debris Breaking...

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