- 1 cup Buckwheat grain
- 3 cups Water
- Pour the water in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Rinse the buckwheat grain in a strainer 3-4 times.
- Once the water reaches a boil, take off the heat and carefully pour in the rinsed buckwheat grains.
- Bring back to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer and leave to simmer for 15 minutes
- Take off the heat and rinse under cold water through a strainer until the grains are cool to the touch and place in a separate bowl.
- Punnet of cherry tomatoes
- 2 handfuls of baby rocket
- 2 salmon portions with the skin off
- 4 Tbs of Olive Oil
- 1/2 lime
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Lightly fry the salmon in a frying pan to personal preference, ensuring that it is cooked before setting aside to cool
- Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters and place in a large mixing bowl
- Wash the rocket and add to the tomatoes
- shred the salmon apart into much smaller pieces before adding it to the salad.
- Use a grater and grate the zest off of the lime and add it to the salad.
- Pour in the cooked buckwheat and add the olive oil
- Squeeze the lime over the salad before mixing them together
- Add salt and pepper to taste before mixing evenly once more
The story of vaccines started long before recorded history. We are naturally designed to acquire immunity to pathogens that we are exposed to, that we recover from after falling ill. Ancient civilizations observed this phenomenon and attempted artificial immunization in a form that is the basis of modern-day immunization. Evidence exists that the Chinese employed smallpox inoculation as early as 1000 AD; it was also practiced in Africa and Turkey long before its spread to Europe and the Americas. The practice of vaccination can result in both naturally acquired Active immunity or Passive immunity. The question is how the ancient civilizations managed to balance the risk of death from immunization and its potential lifesaving benefits.
There is no evidence that the ancients attempted to weaken a pathogen before infecting healthy people with it to initiate an immune response, resulting in acquired immunity against a pathogen. In fact evidence suggest, that this practice is done as a last resort against a pathogen capable of causing severe mortality in a population. In this case those who will be inoculated should be of robust health; well fed, well rested and diet supplemented with immune boosting herbs. It was not until Edward Jenner’s (No relation to Caitlyn Jenner) discovery that humanity truly embraced the concept of vaccination. Edward Jenner’s innovations, begun with his successful 1796 use of cowpox material to create immunity to smallpox. The idea that you can use a weak form of a pathogen to offer immunity against a more serious infection, quickly made the practice widespread. His method underwent medical and technological changes over the next 200 years, and eventually resulted in the eradication of smallpox.
Louis Pasteur’s 1885 rabies vaccine was the next to make an impact on human disease. Then, at the dawn of bacteriology, developments rapidly followed. Antitoxins and vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, anthrax, cholera, plague, typhoid, tuberculosis, and more were developed through to the 1930s. The middle of the 20th century was an active time for vaccine research and development. Methods for growing viruses in the laboratory led to rapid discoveries and innovations, including the creation of vaccines for polio. Researchers targeted other common childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella, and vaccines for these diseases reduced the disease burden greatly. However in this race to mass produce vaccines, many short cuts were made and maybe it was due to financial gains, or an eagerness to lead the field in vaccine creation that has led to our modern day mistrust of vaccines.
Motor vehicles were not abandoned because of the high mortality associated with motor vehicle accidents. Instead, there was a push to make vehicles safer and now airbags, and seatbelts are a must in all new vehicles. Similarly, vaccine manufacture can be made safer to minimise the side effects when things go wrong. We can pressure our politicians to demand stringent vaccine manufacturing practices, where the goal is not the volume of a vaccine that can be mass produced in a short space of time, but the purity of the vaccine to reduce the risk of vaccine related adverse reactions.
Naturally acquired active immunity occurs when the person is exposed to a live pathogen, develops the disease, and becomes immune as a result of the primary immune response. ... Immunizations are successful because they utilize the immune system's natural specificity.
Passive immunization involves the production of antibodies in one animal by active immunization. These antibodies can be stored (as immunoglobulins) and then administered to susceptible animals to confer immediate but short-lived protection. The transfer of maternal antibody to offspring via the placenta or colostrum is the natural (and very important) form of passive immunization.
This heavenly delight is sugar free, honey free, sweetener free, wheat free, dairy free and may help you lose weight and lower blood pressure.
The secret to the health benefits of this wonderful treat is the black eye beans used to make it.
Black eyed beans originated from Africa but what most people don’t know about this bean is that it is extremely healthy and very versatile. You can make your own black eyed bean flour at home.
3 dessert spoons of black eyed bean flour
6 very ripe lady finger bananas
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 lime or lemon
1 cup of diced dates
1 cup of raisins or sultanas
2 cups of walnut
2 teaspoons of grated ginger or 1 teaspoon of ginger powder or a few drops of ginger oil
Blend the eggs, bananas and black eyed bean flour into a smooth mixture in a blender.
Add the bicarbonate of soda, ginger and juice of the lime or lemon and blend for 30 seconds
Pour into a baking dish. Add the dates, sultanas, raisins, walnuts and mix through.
Bake at 180 degrees for 35 minutes.
Leave to cool down and serve.
It can be kept refrigerated or frozen to last over a few days or weeks. Have this for breakfast or lunch with a cup of black tea.
We grow our Moringa locally on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Healthy hair can impact the physical appearance to a great extent. Health problems or nutritional deficiencies can damage the hair and cause problems like dandruff, split ends and breakage. Improving the nutrient content of the hair and skin is a science that had been practiced for thousands of years and by some of the most famous names in history.
The use of Moringa in beauty products goes back centuries. Moringa oil was highly valued in ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt as it was used to make perfumes, soften skin, and oil hair. Additionally, Moringa’s high vitamins A and C content makes it excellent for improving skin elasticity and lightening the complexion.
Ancient Egyptians were huge fans of Moringa oil, and would use a mixture of Moringa oil, castor oil , and sesame oil to reduce their wrinkles and maintain a youthful appearance. They found further use for it when protecting and rejuvenating their skin from the harsh, sunny desert environment. A similar environment we face today in our toxic and highly polluted cities. Moringa was such a highly sought-after oil that Jars filled with Moringa oil were given as parting gifts to deceased loved ones and even deceased kings and queens.
Moringa Oleifera has a high content of vitamin A, thus promoting hair growth and maintenance. Optimum delivery of oxygen and nutrients from the circulatory system to the hair follicle is vital for proper hair growth. Vitamin A plays an important role in the development of healthy cells and tissues in the body and reduction of hair loss. Deficiency of vitamin A can cause thickening of scalp, dry hair and dandruff.
Moringa plant also contains zinc which stimulates hair growth by enhancing the immune function. Zinc and silica along with vitamin A can prevent drying and clogging of the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are responsible for production of sebum. Deficiency of zinc can lead to shrinking or atrophy of the hair follicles due to the impairment of DNA and protein synthesis. Zinc also influences the conformation of nucleic acids.
Vitamin E in Moringa is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates blood circulation around the scalp. Proper flow of blood to the scalp helps in the absorption of more nutrients available in the hair follicles.
Moringa is a storehouse of all the nutrients required for healthy hair. Hair loss occurs due to the deficiency of vitamin B- especially B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid. Proper blood circulation to the scalp enables hair follicles to grow stronger and healthier. Vitamin C together with vitamin E helps in the improvement of blood circulation in the scalp. It is vital to maintain capillaries that carry blood onto the follicles.
Moringa contains abundant quantities of minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, selenium, copper and manganese which are essential for healthy hair.
Moringa oil is a natural supplement for improving the overall health and the health and strength of hair and scalp. Regular scalp massage with this oil, can help to reduce split ends and dandruff . It can supply rejuvenating vitamins and minerals to the hair follicles and tissues of the scalp thus activating hair growth in dormant hair follicles.
It is a given fact that our colour will change as we age. However, when grey hair appears in people in their teens to early thirties, this is not normal. We all have millions of hair follicles that contain pigment cells called melanin, over time these hair follicles lose their pigment cells, resulting in white or grey hair.
However, there are reasons other than age that can cause grey hair, and these are:
Deficiencies in vitamin B-6, B-12, Biotin, Vitamin D-3 and Vitamin E may contribute to premature graying of the hair.
Mineral and other deficiencies
Deficiencies in Copper, Iron (serum ferritin) and HDL Cholesterol (good Cholesterol) may also contribute to premature hair graying.
Oxidative stress is when we do not consume enough antioxidant rich foods such as fresh vegetables, fruits, teas and other natural foods that can counteract the effects of free radicals in the body. The free radicals are dangerous and unstable molecules that are found in a lot of chemicals in our processed foods and the environment. These chemicals do not only cause graying of the hair but can lead to other diseases such as cancers, tumours or even vitiligo.
Smoking can cause early graying of the hair due to the exposure of copious amounts of free radicals and other chemicals in the cigarette smoke.
Chemical Hair dyes
Some chemical hair dyes may accelerate graying of the hair, especially hair colouring compounds containing Hydrogen peroxide and other bleaching agents.
Severe injury and other stressors may also lead to premature or accelerated graying of the hair.
Certain medical conditions
Auto immune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, alopecia areata and thyroid dysfunction can result in premature graying of the hair
Can graying hair be reversed?
The answer is yes if it is not due to natural aging or genetics. Below are a few suggestions on how to reverse graying hair naturally.
- Use of vitamin and mineral supplements if you suspect nutritional deficiency as the cause of the premature graying. Eat antioxidant rich foods such as Moringa, tea, olive oil, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables especially the red or purple coloured fruits and vegetables. Copper deficiency can be addressed by consuming more lentils, dark chocolate, asparagus, etc.
- Quit smoking if you suspect it may be the cause of early graying. Also, this may have other beneficial health outcomes.
The use of natural remedies to reverse graying hair
Natural remedies offer an alternative to slow down hair-whitening without harming the body or causing further hair pigment damage.
Black tea. Black tea can make hair darker, shinier and softer. It can be used by steeping 3 to 5 tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water, cooling and adding to clean, wet hair. Tea can also be mixed with conditioner, left in the hair for 1 hour, and then rinsed out.
Curry leaves. The medicinal use of curry leaves goes back centuries. When combined with hair oil and applied to the scalp, curry leaves can slow premature graying.
Indian gooseberry. Also called Amla, this is an herbal supplement recognized for reversing premature graying by promoting pigmentation. Its effectiveness is believed to be because the gooseberry is rich in antioxidants and anti-aging properties.
Amla is available as a fruit in Indian grocery stores. It can also be found, as a powder or supplement, available online or in a traditional health food stores. The powder can be mixed with coconut oil and applied directly to the scalp.
Natural or premature graying of the hair may be addressed but it entirely up to the individual. What we have observed with our hair growing products is that most often the new hair growth is black or dark brown even in people who were previously blond; it may have something to do with the antioxidant activity of the herbs in the hair products.
TRAINING YOUR INNER WARRIOR FOR A LIFETIME OF HEALTH
Like house training your puppy, training your inner warrior is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. The goal is to instil good habits and build a better immune system. Most of us could wake up one day and decide to play golf or run marathons and become good at it. Similarly, you can make a conscious decision to build a better body that will function better, lose excess weight, lower unhealthy cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure , stop hair loss or even fight cancer.
It only takes 4 to 6 months to teach your body techniques to keep you healthy, and the cells of the body will remember it for the rest of your life.
This concept of cell memory is the basis of vaccination, where a weak virus, or parts of a dead virus is introduced to the body and the the body remembers how it fights and kills the virus. If it’s attacked again in the future by the same virus, it already knows how to kill it; this can become a lifelong memory for our immune cells.
For many of us, remembering faces from 30 years ago can be something of a challenge. But, cells in our immune system can remember old enemies decades later, and it’s hard to imagine how our cells can retain memory with no direct evidence of brain matter in the cell nucleus.
We have different types of immune cells that help spot and destroy invading bugs such as viruses, bacteria, fungus, cancer cells, etc. Two of these immune cells are called B cells or T cells. The B cells make and secrete chemicals called antibodies to act as 'identification tags' for the bad guys, such as viruses, bacteria, cancer cells, etc. The T cells perform a bunch of immune-related tasks such as rounding up all the bad guys that have been tagged by the B cells and transporting them to extermination centers.
Both B and T cells have record keepers that act as historians keeping records of these battles with the bad bugs and even keeping souvenirs from past battles as teaching material for the young cadets.
There are also special T cells called CYTOTOXIC ‘CD8+’ T cells, these are a form of elite warriors raised in the body's thymus where they are exposed to healthy cells and trained to recognize familiar healthy cells before being released into the body to find and attack anything that is unfamiliar such as cancer cells, bacteria, or cells infected with viruses, etc.
On finding unfamiliar cells or tissue, the body encourages these warrior cells to multiply and form a small army. This small army releases chemicals into the enemy cells, punching holes in their defenses or membranes and destroying them; most of these special warrior cells will die in battle.
However not all the warriors that go into battle die glorious deaths by taking down the enemy with them. Some survive the battle and stick around disguising themselves as inexperienced soldiers. They appear to be waiting in case the bad guys such as pathogens, cancer cells or tumors returns and are believed to be responsible for mounting quicker attacks when tumors or pathogens return.
On average, T cells have a half-life of about 30 days, meaning after a month most of these T cells would have died. However, the special warrior cells that have survived a battle and are in disguise can last for 450 days or longer. meaning some of them can stick around for years, if not decades, this means that nature is giving us the upper hand over pathogen.
The key to training these special warrior cells to prepare them for the battle to come is to expose them to healthy cells and tissues while they are in training in the thymus. If they are not made aware of what healthy cells look like, they are not going to be able to identify and kill unhealthy cells when they finish their training in the thymus.
The key to creating a healthy environment in the body takes training, patience and dedication to eating only healthy chemical free foods for a period of no less than 3 months to allow most of the unhealthy cells to die off. The potato detox diet is a good place to start in trying to create a healthy environment for the special warrior cells.
Also Use thymus tapping to keep the gland active and boost your specialized immune system. Gently tapping on the thymus gland creates vibrations that stimulate an increase in the maturation and release of your warrior cells.
There are other products such as Formula X, Anti-C and Moringa that can help the immune system fight disease. The potato detox diet is designed to help boost the spleen function which also helps basic immune function.
Results of the Medicine or Myth trial showed new hair growth, reduction in falling hair and increased hair volume in over 77 percent of the trial participants in 6 weeks.
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Moringa is a natural plant that has all that nutritional value in an easily digestible package. It has not been genetically engineered, it is not a result of a mutation, it is just natural. Because it’s so natural and it’s nutrients are easy to absorb for both humans and animals naturally, it is the best thing we can do to show our furry friends that we love and care about them.