Thursday, September 25, 2014

Benefits of Lemons

Benefits of Lemons

Lemons are an All Purpose Cleaner

Replace harsh, chemical-filled cleaners with a natural, lemon-based one. For mirrors, windows, and countertops, mix lemon juice and water in a spray bottle. Brighten your whites without bleach by adding a cup of lemon juice to your laundry. Rub a lemon directly on grimy faucets and shower handles to remove soap scum while polishing chromes and other metals. You can even remove carpet stains with a lemon juice and salt scrub.

Lemons Tea for a Sore Throat

Gargle with lemon juice or adding it to hot tea is a great way to soothe redness and inflammation in your throat. Lemon is also antibacterial and can help get rid of any germs inhabiting your throat

Lemons make a great Preservative

Make your fruit and vegetable slices last longer by coating them with lemon juice. The citric acid will help keep them from browning. Give it a try today by coating some apples slices or spritzing it on a batch of guacamole.

Lemons Fade Dark Spots on your Skin

You can use lemon juice topically to help fade dark spots. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which can help even your skin tone. Apply lemon juice daily; let it sit for five to 15 minutes and you’ll begin to see an improvement in a couple weeks.

Lemons as a Teeth Whitener

Mix lemon juice and baking soda in a small bowl until it bubbles. Using a cotton swab, apply the mixture to your teeth and let sit for a minute before brushing off gently. This is a cost-effective way to get the smile you want without paying for expensive whitening treatments. However, it’s important to follow the instructions exactly because citric acid can erode tooth enamel if it’s left on your teeth for more than a minute.

Lemons to Care for Your Nails

Soak your nails in a bowl of lemon juice to remove dark nail polish stains or any other nail discoloration instantaneously.

Lemons can clean your Furniture

You can make a chemical-free wood polish by mixing a cup olive oil with half a cup of lemon juice.

Lemons as an Air Freshener

Lemon’s fragrance can quickly eliminate nasty smells in your house. Start by boiling lemons to make your own, toxin-free air freshener. Leave lemons on the stove for several hours and slowly the good smells will diffuse throughout the air. If your kitchen is the issue, try putting lemon peels down your garbage disposal and rubbing lemon on wooden cooking items to get rid of lingering smells.

Lemon Face Mask

Combine lemon and honey in a bowl for an easy, do-it-yourself facial mask. The vitamin C from the lemon will brighten your skin while the honey antiseptic properties will help prevent acne as it helps moisturize your skin. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes for best results.

Lemons to help Morning Sickness or Nausea

Squeeze lemon juice into a glass and add a pinch of sugar for instant nausea relief. The fresh, clean scent of the lemon is what does the trick.

Lemons for Cleaning Your Microwave

If your microwave is stained and smelly, lemon can fix that. Put a couple halved lemons and some water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for thirty seconds. When it’s finished, wipe down the inside of the microwave. It should have a fresh, clean smell.

Lemon Facial Cleanser

  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • essential lemon oil


Mix all ingredients together. Soak a cotton wool pad in mixture and remove makeup. Repeat with fresh cotton wool pads until make up is removed. Note: This mixture will not keep, so it should be used immediately

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Benefits of Litramine

The Benefits of Litramine

Litramine comes from the dried leaves of the prickly pear cactus, also known as Opuntia Ficus Indica. Supposedly this has traditionally been used in Mexico as a weight loss aid for generations, at least according to the promotional material for some of the diet pills that use this key ingredient.

Litramine is a fat binding supplement that can help you lose weight, here is how it works.

You take XLS Medical Fat Binder (180 Tablets) which contains Litramine after your meal and the Litramine absorbs with the water in your stomach and they swell up to form a stable fluid gel. This gel structure reinforces the fat fibre complex formed with the lipophilic interaction. The large fat-fibre complexes formed are protected from digestion and absorption, and are then excreted naturally from the body. 

Litramine works by providing two different types of fibre, soluble and insoluble, which affect the body in two different ways. By combining the effects of both types, weight loss is caused in a number of ways, and is likely more effective than if weight loss was only addressed in one manner.

Due to reduced digestion and absorption of fats from food, lesser calories are available from dietary fats. By appropriate use of Litramine, adjusted to the content of dietary fat anticipated, weight loss is achieved. When used in combination with a suitable diet and exercise plan, a negative calorie input-expenditure balance can be created for more effective weight loss.

Design and Methods:

One hundred twenty-five overweight and obese adults participated in the study. Subjects were advised on physical activity, and received nutritional counseling; including hypo caloric diet plans (30% energy from fat and 500 kcal deficit/day). After a 2-week placebo run-in phase, subjects were randomized to receive either 3 g/day of IQP G-002AS (IQ) or a placebo. The primary endpoint was change in body weight from baseline; secondary endpoints included additional obesity measures and safety parameters.


One hundred twenty-three subjects completed the 12-week treatment phase (intention-to-treat (ITT) population: 30 male and 93 female; mean BMI: 29.6 ± 2.8 kg/m2 and age: 45.4 ± 11.3 years). The mean body weight change from baseline was 3.8 ± 1.8 kg in IQ vs. 1.4 ± 2.6 kg in placebo (P < 0.001). More IQ subjects lost at least 5% of their initial body weight compared to placebo (P = 0.027). Compared with placebo, IQ also showed significantly greater reduction in BMI, body fat composition, and waist circumference. IQ was well tolerated with no adverse reactions reported.

Litramine Side Effects

These side effects include bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches and even sickness. It is recommended that to reduce the occurrence of some of these side effects, especially headache and constipation, plenty of liquids are drunk as a part of a diet regime.


As Litramine combines two methods that contribute to weight loss, appetite suppression and fat binding; it may be more successful than other ingredients that only address one of these methods. Before making a decision about whether to incorporate a product containing Litramine into your weight loss plan, alternatives should also be researched.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Benefits of White Mulberry

The white mulberry is now a super food, it has many health benefits.

The white mulberry has good source of magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, iron, calcium, vitamin C, and fiber. One of the mulberry's greatest health assets is it's high concentration of resveratrol, an antioxidant currently being studied for its effects on heart health.

The mulberry has been known to be  a remedy for ringworm, insomnia, arthritis, and tapeworm

Another benefit the white mulberry leaf  extract exhibits an antagonistic effect to MCH1 receptor in diet-induced obese mice, resulting in decreased body weight and adiposity, food intake, and hepatic lipid accumulation.

White Mulberry are available in a variety of ways, the edible berries, the white mulberry in the form of tea is very tasty and then there are the cosmetic creams and oils.



  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsps applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup mulberries
  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).Grease 6 jumbo muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
    2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, milk, applesauce, egg and almond extract. Stir in flour mixture until batter is smooth. Fold in mulberries. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Benefits of Greek Coffee

Several studies have proven that the consumption of Greek coffee increases the elasticity of arteries, which protects against heart diseases

The research found that those who did drink a moderate amount of Greek coffee, boiled in a briki, had better arterial health, with the vessels to behave like those of young people. The arteries of those who drank less or no coffee were far less flexible.

The elderly inhabitants of Ikaria, the Greek island, boast the highest rates of longevity in the World, researchers investigated links between coffee-drinking habits and the subjects' endothelial function. The endothelium is a layer of cells that lines blood vessels, which is affected both by aging and by lifestyle habits.
The new study provides a new connection between nutritional habits and cardiovascular health. Given the extent of coffee drinking across the world, and the fact that even small health effects of at least one type of coffee could have a large impact on public health.

Boiled Greek type of coffee, which is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants and contains only a moderate amount of caffeine, seems to gather benefits compared to other coffee beverages

Greek coffee is boiled rather than brewed. This boiling method was developed in Yemen during antiquity, long before filtration of coffee was introduced. Boiling coffee is also carried out in Turkey and throughout the Middle East. This method also creates a foam the Greeks call kaimaki (pronounced kaee-MAH-kee), which adds a rich, creaminess to the coffee. The process of boiling coffee extracts much more nutrients from the coffee beans than the filtering method.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Benefits of 7 Keto DHEA

7-Keto is a natural byproduct of the DHEA hormone in our own bodies that helps to keep us young.

But as we age, the levels of DHEA and its byproduct 7-Keto drop – this begins to happen after you turn 30 – slowing your metabolism and resulting in weight gain.

 7-Keto works to counter this by stimulating the thyroid to permanently raise your metabolism’s set point, or your resting metabolic rate, which is based on your body’s amount of fat and muscle.

A lower metabolism means more fat, and a higher metabolism means more muscle.

Once 7-Keto raises your metabolic set point, your body’s engines can begin burning faster, resulting in less weight gain and a trimmer belly, especially when combined with diet and exercise.

Dose: Take 200mg a day. Take 100 mg in the morning and 100 mg at night – this helps you maintain a steady amount of 7-Keto in your bloodstream throughout the day, keeping your metabolic levels steady.

7 Keto DHEA Reviews

 I feel 7-Keto DHEA has safely helped me drop about 30 pounds and has also kept me from regaining the weight for about 15 months now with continued use.

After the first bottle of the 7-KETO DHEA 100 mg capsules my energy and weight loss greatly increased.

I am on day 4 of 100mg with breakfast and 100mg with lunch and this is by far the best supplement I have every tried! I felt better almost immediately! Happier, a lot more energy, felt just a lot better in general. I hope this continues as this is perfect!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Benefits of Capsicum Extract

There are many benefits of Capsicum Extract  is the new weight loss pill that could increase your metabolism, get rid of fat, reduce blood pressure, improve your core temperature to burn off fat, and help you burn an addition 300 calories per day.

Capsicum extract also known as Chilli Pepper extract is a simple extract that is prepared by combining some type of crushed hot peppers with white vinegar or oil. 

One of the main benefits claimed for capsicum extract and other products made with cayenne pepper is its ability to help burn calories, stabilize blood sugar levels, and provide nourishment for the heart.capsicum extract is also an excellent means of providing additional vitamins A and C, as well as significant amounts of potassium, rutin, and zinc.

Capsicum extract can also be used externally to help slow bleeding from an open wound. Saturating a clean bandage with the extract then applying it directly to the wound will feed the damaged skin, and cause blood to rush to the vessels surrounding the area of broken skin. This action not only helps to reduce the flow of blood from the wound, but also promotes faster healing of the open wound.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Benefits of 5 HTP

Griffonia Simplicifolia
5 HTP is a natural appetite suppressant that has seratonin in it. It works by transporting messagers to the brain that the stomach is full. another additional benfit is that it also helps you sleep better and you crave healthy foods.

5 HTP is a great supplement for emotional eaters, this will slowly reduce weight, usually about a pound a week.

Make sure you only buy pure 5HTP or griffon which has simplicfoli with no binders , fillers or additives.

Griffonia simplicifolia is a woody climbing shrub native to West Africa and Central Africa. It grows to about 3 m, and bears greenish flowers followed by black pods

Start with taking 50 Mg three times a day approximately 20-30 minutes before meals.

Try it for 3 months and see how much weight you have lost.

It is suggested you check withyour primary care Dr first and do not take 5HTP with anti depressants

5 HTP: This is a precursor to serotonin, which means when you take it, your body will make it into serotonin. This product is often used to assist with carbohydrate cravings, binge eating, anxiety, depression and insomnia all of which are symptoms commonly associated with low levels of serotonin. The typical dose is 50 to 200 mg per day.

5-HTP is a chemical compound that is naturally produced in your body as it makes serotonin, an important hormone for regulating your mood. Some doctors consider 5-HTP to be the best natural appetite suppressant.

5-HTP is also naturally produced in various plants, including the seeds of griffonia simplicifolia, a West African shrub. In addition to suppressing your appetite, there is some research that suggests that 5-HTP can also help treating headaches, insomnia, depression and fibromyalgia