Raw Carrots and Hormone Balancing

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Raw Carrots and Hormone Balancing

 

Carrots, as do all root vegetables, contain antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial properties, which act as natural antiseptic and antibiotic agents in the bowel. Only difference is, these can be used every day for years without any harmful side effects.

 

The fiber in a raw carrot binds to excess estrogen, helping to safely remove it from the body. The carrot fiber also prevents the reabsorption of estrogen back into the small intestine. We can owe more cases of estrogen dominance to what is being described vs. the idea that the body is over producing estrogen, which is rarely ever the case. This is important because too much estrogen out of balance with progesterone can lead to array of unpleasant hormonal disruptions such as severe PMS, irregular cycles, endometriosis, PCOS, acne and weight gain.

 

Raw carrots and a healthy gut

 

The addition of a raw carrot to your daily routine can be a vital piece to the puzzle. Most GI issues will decrease blood flow in the intestine, which will increase the livers exposure to endotoxin and estrogen and lead to many unwanted side effects: headaches, PMS, bloating, constipation, thyroid problems, auto-immune issues and more.

 

The fiber in raw carrots bind to endotoxin and assist in normalizing gut bacteria. Gut bacteria is directly related to hormone regulation and is in fact where 20% of T4 is converted to T3, requiring an enzyme called intestinal sulfatase. Just so happens intestinal sulfatase comes from healthy gut bacteria. Studies have shown that endotoxin negatively effect thyroid metabolism.

 

Many people find that the daily use of a raw carrot eliminates their PMS, headaches, allergies, eliminates constipation, acne and bloating and other symptoms relating to hormonal imbalances. What is even more amazing is how quickly this can take place, but we will warn you – it might take a few days for your GI system to adapt to the raw carrot.

 

Not to be misleading, just like anything else, the raw carrot is not considered a magic pill but can be used very effectively along with a balanced diet. “More is better” is also a motto we strongly encourage you to reconsider. Although carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, the ability of the body to convert this to vitamin A is limited when thyroid function is less then optimal. Low thyroid function is intimately related with hormonal imbalances, meaning you cannot have one without the other. Additionally, the excess build up of beta-carotene in the tissues can lead to further interference of vitamin A conversion, place a toxic load on the thyroid and interfere with progesterone synthesis.

 

So if you notice you are turning into an Oompa Loompa, you may be overdoing it! Issues converting beta-carotene can result in orange calluses and under more extreme conditions, a yellowish-orange tint to the skin.

 

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Sources:

EastWestHealing.com

10 Ways the Avocado is Great for Your Health

10 Ways the Avocado

is Great for Your Health

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  1. It feeds your brain.  The vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids in avocados will make sure your brain has the furl to keep running.
  2. It lowers bad cholesterol. A single cup of avocado gives you 32% of your daily recommended monounsaturated fat.  This is the good type of fat that can be known to lower bad cholesterol.
  3. It gives you more of what you need. The monounsaturated fat helps absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K into your body making sure that you get what your body needs.
  4. It dulls the pain of arthritis. Inflammation in your joints can eventually turn into arthritis.  Avocados have Polyhodroxylated Fatty Alocohols (PFAs), which actually reduces inflammation.
  5. It keeps your eyes shining. For your eyes to stay healthy, they need zeaxanthin and lutein.  Avocados are full of them!  These two carotenoids decrease your chances of eye disease and help keep damaging light waves from harming your vision.
  6. It’s fiber that’s tasty. Fiber is an essential part of your metabolic health which helps regulate weight.  With about 27% of the fiber you need each day in a single avocado and its ability to reduce blood sugar spikes; you have a delicious weapon in your weight loss arsenal.
  7. More weight loss benefits. In addition to fiber, the monounsaturated fatty acids in avocados are more likely to be consumed as slow burning energy instead of being stored as fat.  You’ll still feel full after eating the avocado, but without all the guilt.
  8. It’s good for your heart and muscles. Potassium is needed for proper heart function and muscle contraction.  A banana has 10% of your daily recommended intake of potassium whereas an avocado has 14%.  Most of us (I am totally guilty) don’t get enough potassium, so help yourself to an avocado.
  9. It helps while pregnant. Ok for this one it won’t help guys, but for gals whom are pregnant it will.  Folate is necessary for developing babies during pregnancy.  With almost 25% of your recommended daily intake of folate per cup of avocado, you can give your baby AND yourself the help you both need.
  10. Chock full of nutrients. Your body needs vitamin C to repair itself and B-6 to combat disease and infection.  Avocados contain both of these (25% of your daily vitamin C intake) and 18 other minerals and vitamins your body needs to stay healthy.

 

 

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Bad Breath, Plaque, and Bacteria gone with one ingredient!

oil-pulling

 

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic method for detox and rejuvenation. It’s a simple practice, with quite remarkable results. Many have heard of it, but never actually done it.

 

So what is oil pulling exactly?

 

To oil pull, simply swish about ½ to 1 full tablespoon of your choice of Coconut Oil (Preferrable USDA Certified Organic) in your mouth for up to 20 minutes.  Then spit it out in the trash or down the toilet, but never the sink! (the coconut oil can solidify thereby clogging your sink drain)  That’s it!  It’s that easy!  The best time to Oil Pull is first thing in the morning after you get out of bed and before you eat anything.

 

The process of oil pulling attracts and removes bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth and lymph system.  Oil pulling will also pull congestion and mucus from your throat and loosens up your sinuses.  The oil binds with all these unwanted items and helps you to get rid of them.  It also helps to re-mineralize your teeth and strengthen your gums by thoroughly cleaning around your teeth, gums, etc.

 

Happy Pulling!

 

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