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Apple Cider Health Elixer Recipe
This recipe with give you a boost of energy and strengthen your immune system.
4 cups of filtered or pure spring water
1 tsp. of turmeric
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar - Braggs - with the mother
1/8 tsp. of cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large boiler
Stir with a whisker
Place on the stove and heat over medium heat, until steaming.
Pour in a large glass container
Refrigerate 2 hours
Pour 2 ounces of the elixer into a shot glass
Drink two ounces each morning on an empty stomach, before breakfast.
Wait at least 20 minutes before eating a hefty breakfast.
2 Reasons Why Your Body Needs More Magnesium
Magnesium assists the body in processing protein, helps with bone formation, reduces bone loss, improves muscle function, and regulates our body temperature and blood pressure.
But with the use of commercial pesticides and fertilizers that contain nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, the magnesium in our foods is more poorly absorbed and our vegetables have become nutritionally unbalanced. Modern farming techniques have slowly depleted the soil of necessary nutrients. Therefore, many Americans do not obtain enough magnesium from their daily diets of fruits, grains, and vegetables.
If we have enough amounts of magnesium in our body, we are healthier; if not, we increase our risk of developing illnesses and reducing our life expectancy. A recent meta-analysis of one million people from 40 studies revealed that increasing magnesium intake by 100 mg per day reduced the risk for the following illnesses (and mortality in general).
Type 2 Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Diabetes remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States as of 2015, with 79,535 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 252,806 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
In a 2015 study published in the journal Diabetes Metabolism, 116 patients aged 30-65 with prediabetes and low magnesium were given 325 mg of magnesium for four months. In all recipients, fasting glucose, post-meal glucose, and triglycerides were all significantly reduced.
Overall, an increase in magnesium correlated to a 19 percent reduction in the risk for Type 2 diabetes.
The correlation between insulin, glucose (sugar), and diabetes are all related to how the pancreas functions or does not function. A weakened or diseased pancreas will lead to diabetes. The research finds that insulin production depends on adequate amounts of magnesium in the body. If there is too much insulin in the body because the pancreas is sick, urinary magnesium is excreted from the kidneys, and not enough magnesium is distributed to the rest of the body. This cycle then can lead to pancreatic cancer or diabetes.
For more information, visit your local vitamin or health food store to discuss which magnesium supplement is right for you.
Your First Defense Against the CoronaVirus
We were initially alerted about the Corona Virus in late February, but the alert of the true seriousness of this virus took hold of the U.S. in March, although a reliable source tells me that it has been in the United States since November, 2019. The U.S. government has known about it since January.
More people are increasingly being diagnosed with the virus and more people are dying. The president ordered all sit-down restaurants to close, and all social events of more than 10 to cease, even parks and playgrounds are closed. Finally, the governors started ordering lock-downs in their states, requiring people to stay at home unless absolutely necessary - leaving home to buy groceries and pick up medication from a pharmacy, only.
People are getting sick with symptoms of a dry cough, headache, shortness of breath, fever and fatigue, just to name a few of the flu-like symptoms. In fact, there are many more symptoms that vary from person to person. The scariest concern is that many people are asymptomatic, meaning, they have no symptoms, but still have been infected with the virus and can pass the virus on to others who may have minor, moderate or severe symptoms.
10 Times More Contagious and Dangerous than Seasonal Flu
With the Corona Virus, people can be well one day and dead 2-3 days later, as the virus rapidly mutates and spreads from the nasal passages to the throat, and then into the lungs. The lungs fill with fluid, where it causes pneumonia, and possibly death.
What has the Centers for Disease Control recommended to slow the virus contamination? Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, disinfect your home and hard surfaces, stay at least 6-feet from one another as you practice social distancing. But this certainly cannot possibly be all that we can do. If you feel you are sick, you are asked to stay home and self quarantine, unless you are seriously ill - high fever and having trouble breathing.
Equal Opportunity Virus - Yes, the elderly are more likely to die from this disease because they tend to have more serious health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. However, people of all ages - from infants to teens, to millennials, baby boomers, and elderly, all are acquiring this virus and many are dying from it. This virus does not discriminate. Blacks, whites, Hispanics, Oriental, European, people from every country world-wide, except for St. Kitts and Nevis - as of March 23 - and all 50 of our United States have reported diagnosed cases of this virus.
This Is Your First Defense Against the Corona Virus
Build up your immune system. Get plenty of sleep - 7-8 hours each night. Eat a healthy diet of lots of fruits and vegetables. Avoid or limit your sugar intake - candy, pies, cakes, cookies, etc. Limit your intake of salt, fat, cholesterol and starch.. Eat fresh fish at least twice a week. Avoid red meat. Take your vitamins - a multiple, vitamins C,D, and E and fish oil or omega 3.
Drink 48 - 64 oz of water a day. Exercise 4-5 times a week. Get at least 20 minutes of morning fresh air and sunshine everyday. This is your chance to spend quality time with your family and love ones. Talk to your friends. Be patient. Laugh, sing, dance, stay positive, and most of all - PRAY, and keep the faith! We will get through this together! I promise you. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it's not a train.