Thursday, June 12, 2008

3 Simple Home Remedies for Effective Weight Loss

A little more info on the benefits of organic apple cider vinegar. It has been a healthful tonic for thousand of years; it was around 500BC that Hippocrates, the "Father Of Modern Medicine" discovered apple cider to be a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. It was widely used in body cleansing, healing and promoting well being at that time.

Apple Cider Vinegar contains:

* 93 healthful vitamins including A,C,E,B1, B2 & B6

* 19 minerals; potassium, calcium, magnesium and others

* Trace minerals

* Contains Mother of Vinegar, naturally occurring strand-like sediment

* No chemicals, additives or preservatives

Apple Cider Vinegar helps to maintain the body's acid-alkaline balance. It's also good for colds, arthritis, indigestion, food poisoning, diarrhoea, reducing weight, improve metabolism, chronic fatigue and the high potassium content in apple cider vinegar helps to fight heart disease and lower cholesterol.

Daily intake for health:

> Drink daily, 1 - 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 8 oz water.

> It also makes delicious salad dressing, marinades and sauces. You may use apple cider vinegar as a leavening agent in baking too (combine 1/2 tsp to 11/2 tsp baking soda: equivalent to 1 tsp baking powder).

> Can also be used as a mouthwash for sore throat, tooth decay, mouth ulcers.

> Soak vegetables and fruits in 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a basin of water to remove pesticides and germs.

> The natural acids in the vinegar help to kill fungus and it's good for body and foot baths. You can actually have your very own foot spa bath to soak those aching and sore feet.

Psyllium husk

- Derived from the seed of of the Plantago Ovata plant

- Is a bulk-forming fiber (insoluble)

- Does not contain artificial colors, preservatives or chemicals

Psyllium husk is very rich in fiber and is popularly used to combat a variety of digestive complaints such as constipation and diarrhoea. It is used extensively in many "Colon Cleansing" programs.

Since it acts primarily by absorbing water and adding more bulk to stools, psyllium encourages the normal peristaltic (contraction) action of the bowels for elimination purposes.

Psyllium offers stool-bulking and stool-softening properties. A stool which is larger, softer and bulkier moves through the intestines more easily and quickly and thus requires less exertion to be expelled. Hence, less force is applied to the intestinal walls.

Psyllium also helps to eliminate toxic substances in the colon, as it acts almost like a sponge to soak them off the intestinal walls before being passed out.

Remedial dosage: 1 tablespoon mix into a glass of water. Maximum 3 times daily. You may add together with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and/or 1 tbsp raw honey. Drink instantly.

Precaution : Consume at least half an hour before meals or 2 hours after meals. Do drink lots of water the whole day.

Raw Honey

Did you know New Zealand is the worlds finest honey producer due to its remote geographical location and isolation, she is free of diseases and mites that are common in most other countries. The beekeepers here do not feed their hives with chemicals and additives, which are used to control diseases and mites. So honey produced here is 100% pure and contamination-free.

All these ensure a clean and green environment for the growth of plants used in making honey thus New Zealand is well reputed for its high quality honey.

Most of the honey is gathered by the bees from an abundance of flowers in habitats ranging from wild hill-country forests to cultivated pasture lands. This gives honey a distinctive taste and usually comes in many flavors and properties and are largely determined by the nectar source. Honey covers a wide range of flavor and properties, from mild to strong, light to dark color, and even different level of antibacterial properties!

Honey has been regarded whole food for centuries and with its high content of more than 50 nutrients, it is very highly regarded in Ayurvedic medicine.

With its well-known anti-microbial properties, honey is great for a detox program to eliminate toxins and hard plague-like mucus and waste matter from your bowels. Do add in 1 tablespoon into the above concoction.

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I am a qualified Aesthetician involved in the health and beauty industry for over 15 years. My interest in alternative therapies and how it can help achieve a harmonious balance between serenity, vitality and beauty has spurred me on to further research and experiment with herbs and its uses. I am also teaching in my local beauty academy which I passionately share my knowledge and experiences with fellow students. Besides, I am also a practicing Reiki channel. During my spare time, I love travelling to other countries and learn about their local beauty and health remedies which also becomes a part of my on-going research for new material for my book and article writings.


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