Month: March 2016

Why Apples Are Good For You

It is not the pith of an apple that is good for you, it is the coloured SKIN which is the best part. The colours of apples indicate that when you eat the pigmented peripheral matter, you consume lots of antioxidants and phytochemicals.

It is because of this that you should never peel an apple. The peel is the most nutritious part of an apple.

Apples contain a sweet pulp surrounding the seeds (the pips). The fructose sugar contained in apple pulp is produced by apple trees in order to temp animals to eat the fruits and to gnaw down into the apple core.

There, in the core are the seeds, which some animals unwittingly swallow. The seeds easily survive transit through mammalian guts and end up in faeces.

A new apple tree may then hopefully grow.

Human faeces enter sewers and any apple seeds that have been ingested have no chance of ending up deposited on mineral-rich soil. Nevertheless, there are animals which assist in apple seed dispersal.

Apples contain vitamin C and small amounts of the B family of vitamins. They are also sources of vitamins A, K and E.

They contain little fat or cholesterol.

The main minerals in apples are calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, with trace amounts of Iron and Manganese.

The main phytochemicals in apples are Beta carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

Apples also contain ample dietary fibre (both soluble and insoluble types). Fibre can help prevent the amount of bad cholesterol in blood from rising.

Apples are one of the most consumed fruits in the world and are in the top 10 healthy foods.

They help to reduce the risk of getting diabetes, although a study involving nearly 200,000 people found that the risk was lowered only by 7 per cent. And women are 28 per cent less likely to get diabetes if they eat an apple every day.

Apples also seem to be good for tackling obesity. In other words, they are good for losing the flab and weight.

The active ingredients of the apples varieties such as Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Red Delicious, were found to benefit beneficial gut bacteria of obese mice, with the bitter-tasting Granny Smith apples being the best.

Quercetin is one of the antioxidants found abundantly in apples. That can help the brain, and in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

Drinking apple juice may increase the production in the brain of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which can help to improve the memory. Tests on mice seem to confirm this.

Apples are thought to be good for reducing the development of certain types of cancer. Studies from the American Association Of Cancer Research have demonstrated that the high flavone content of apples contributed to reduction of pancreatic cancer cases by 23 per cent.

Why Do You Need To Take Vitamin K2 With Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for your body to function optimally. Many of us are aware that Vitamin D supplementation helps the body absorb calcium and can promote strong bones. That is why it is often prescribed to those afflicted with osteoporosis, or its predecessor, osteopenia. Did you know Vitamin D has a significant role in many other body functions though? Vitamin D is involved in the immune system, muscle function, cardiovascular function, respiratory function, brain development and may even have anti-cancer effects (Reference 1). There are many more implications we are probably not even aware of yet. Needless to say, deficiencies aren’t a good thing for your overall health.

The primary source for Vitamin D is the sun. This can be problematic if you live in northern climates where the sun hides for months at a time, or if you don’t go outside often enough to reap the benefits of sunlight. Unfortunately, too much sun exposure is also linked to skin cancer – especially exposure during peak UV hours. Therefore, it is not shocking that people might limit the amount of sunlight they receive with these inherent risks looming. Considering this, it seems reasonable to take a Vitamin D supplement to help your overall health goals.

One of the issues with taking Vitamin D is that it does in fact help absorb calcium into the blood stream. However, once the calcium is absorbed, what directs it to the proper destination in your body? Elevated calcium in blood vessels can lead to plaques in the arteries. This can contribute to atherosclerosis, cardiac disease and stroke. Seems like a bad thing, right? The good news is, vitamin K2 is shown to direct calcium to the skeleton for storage (Reference 2).

If you are looking for sources of Vitamin K2, fermented foods seem to be a good start. Sauerkraut, cheese and nato (a soy dish popular in Japan) appear to be foods with high concentrations of K2. If you are looking to go the supplement route, you can look for Vitamin D that has Vitamin K2 or MK-7 (a specific form of Vitamin K2) mixed into it. You can also purchase Vitamin K2 or MK-7 separately and take it with your vitamin D.

Vitamin D does it all. It could probably file your taxes if you needed it to. Being deficient isn’t a good thing. If you think you may be deficient consider having your blood tested for Vitamin D levels. With proper supplementation or increased exposure to the sun during non-peak UV hours, you can get the levels your body needs to function optimally.

Healthy Chocolate

This may seem like a strange way of improving your personal well being, but it is true, chocolate will help you in more ways than one. The following is a list of chocolates benefits to help you improve.

Chocolate prevents cavities. Most dentists would argue that point but because of a substance called theobromine, which has proven to be equal in effectiveness as fluoride, unsweetened chocolate helps to keep those nasty cavities away.

Chocolate has been proven to lower the risk of stroke. Due to the makeup of cocoa, it has ingredients that actually help to supply more blood flow around the areas of the brain.

It is a proven medical fact that a small piece of chocolate is an aid to lowering blood pressure levels. It seems that the darker has an abundance of a product that is called flavanol. This helpful substance has been shown to raise the nitric oxide levels in your blood. You can expect up to a 40 percent lower risk of any future heart attacks.

That dark sweet, tasty substance that we know as chocolate is apparently full of healthful antioxidants. These antioxidants are what the body requires to help prevent deadly cancer cells from forming. You do not need to eat a lot of chocolate to maintain a proper level of these cancer fighting antioxidants.

Most of us enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee to help us get the day started on the right note. The caffeine in coffee has been well documented as providing a person with a quick energy burst. Chocolate has a similar effect on our body due to it containing xanthine. That is why chocolate is the perfect partner to a cup of coffee.

Have you ever noticed the warm calm feeling that overcomes you after you have eaten a piece of chocolate? Chocolate has the ability to calm us down. This is all due the extra serotonin that it produces in your brain. This little boost of serotonin will help you to forget about all of life’s anxieties for a while, that is until you have your next piece.

Chocolate is well known throughout the world as an aphrodisiac. As mentioned before, it provides the brain with more serotonin and also sends some to the areas of your brain that control pleasure. That is why so many men use chocolate as a gift to their sweethearts and on the flip side, which is why so many women prefer to receive chocolate as a gift.

Structured Water and Health The Real Science of Water

“Their theory was that the chemical composition is important. Now the sensational news is that that is nonsense. The structure of the water is much more important than the chemical composition”

~ Prof. Rustum Roy, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Member: International Academy of Science

In our world, structure really is everything. Rustum Roy was right, chemical composition is not what is important, it is the structure. This applies not just to Water, but to our entire Universe. Chemists may gnash their teeth, and many scientists may shout in protest – but the fact remains, our Universe is built on patterns and structure, and the chemistry-based paradigm may one day be obsolete. Through the amazing world of crystals and water, we can come to understand the critical nature of patterns, and realize what it means that the water in our bodies – termed “biowater” – is highly structured with complex geometric patterns. These structures in our biowater do everything from maintaining our DNA, shaping every protein and enzyme, and conducting energy and information in our bodies – not to mention simply keeping our cells intact.

Crystals and Patterns, Water and Structure

Structured water is completely different from “bulk” water – the term used by scientists for that random arrangement of hydrogen and oxygen we are taught in school. The inherent problem is that bulk water has practically nothing to do with our health and proper cellular functioning, whereas structured water has virtually everything to do with our health and physiology – and that these are nearly two completely different substances, with different properties, and different actions, due to the structure in one and the lack of structure in the other, a fact often overlooked by Western medicine and scientists.

The effect that structure has is most easily seen when looking at crystals. Take graphite and diamond, for example – two forms of carbon, varying only in the structural arrangement of a single element (carbon). One makes excellent pencils for its softness, the other makes excellent cutting for its strength. Both are made entirely of carbon, yet these structural changes yield massive differences, and as any woman will tell you, one isnot the same as the other. If we are made of diamonds – or at least the H2O equivalent – it becomes quite ludicrous to approach the body and our health as if it is a system made of graphite or coal.

SiO2, or silicon dioxide, can appear as either quartz, flint, or glass – and again, all share the same chemical composition and yet yield completely different substances, with completely different properties. Glass cannot be used to make hard drives or radios, you cannot time a watch to glass and when it is squeezed it does not create electrical energy – but quartz can and does, and because of its structure in its molecules, it is able to store information, vibrate at specific rates, and create electrical energy when mechanical pressure is applied – a property called piezo-electricity. It’s because of its specific crystalline structure – which is what determines its properties.

Crystals have amazing properties, from the ability to transform energy from one type to another – like in the case with piezoelectricity – or to express pyroluminosity, emitting light when exposed to heat. It can be cut into a specific shape to vibrate at a specific rate – so precise it can be used to keep time, as is the case with quartz and certain watches. It can be used to tune into certain frequencies, as is the case with radio frequencies in the original crystal radios. Certain crystalline structures can cohere energy and information, such as rubies in the original lasers. The specific pattern of molecular arrangement is what allows a properly cut ruby to focus scattered light waves into one direction, and project them as a synchronized, cohered wave – also known as a laser.

The specific pattern of the molecules determines the crystals properties, i.e. how it reacts to energy. Different geometric structures have different effects on energy and information – energy is transferred along its structure in different ways – depending on the pattern, this energy may be transduced (i.e. change form) or transmitted (i.e.radio frequencies, light frequencies) in different ways.

It’s not just crystals, it’s everything. Carl Sagan said it best,

“It’s not the atoms that go into it, it’s the way those atoms are put together.”

We can do this with proteins in the body – change all the ingredients of a protein, but keep its same shape – and the body will accept it as the original protein. The ingredients, or what parts and pieces make up the protein, don’t even matter. Only the structure matters.

And guess what determines the folding, shape, and structure of every single protein in the body, including DNA? That’s right, it’s water. The minimum 10,000 water molecules that surround every protein in the body are directly responsible for their shape, folding, and coiling. And it does this through its liquid crystal geometric structures.

But that’s not all it does. The water in our body has been found to contain every crystallographic pattern known to man, and these complex structures are also what allows water to record information, changing its structure to reflect the new information to which it is exposed, and to act as a fractal antenna so it is capable of transmitting and receiving vast amounts of this information – just like our smartphones, which can only run things like wi-fi and GPS thanks to their fractal antennas. It allows water to act as the interface between our physical bodies and our bio-energetic systems, and to serve as the storehouse and mechanism of our consciousness. By altering its structure in response to our consciousness, our water system is literally connecting our mind-body-spirit, through the dynamic crystalline matrix that composes more than 99% of our molecules (by count, not weight) – determining our health, our consciousness, and our connection to our spirit. The research is astounding, and will change the way you see yourself, your health, and your Universe, forever. So go ahead, dive in!