ITP Causes- Can ITP Be Caused By A Gluten Intolerance?

Maybe gluten intolerance is causing your ITP?  It’s highly possible. If you have ITP and a low platelet count, have you considered the fact that you might have a gluten intolerance and that is what is wreaking havoc with your immune system?

Most of the medical community equate gluten intolerance with Celiac disease, an intestinal disorder in which the body reacts to gluten by producing the following symptoms; diarrhea, abdominal pains, weight loss, and a host of other problems. But more recent medical studies are confirming that gluten sensitivity can affect many different parts of the body besides the abdominal area and intestines. A lot of people who eventually become ill from ingesting gluten do not develop Celiac disease and the tests for Celiac disease come out negative although the person may be completely intolerant to gluten. Continue Reading ...

What Are the Health Benefits of Garlic?

Garlic is an essential flavoring component in lots of foods, particularly Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean. The fresh bulb is rich in a variety of powerful sulfur-containing compounds such as allicin, ajoene, and alliin. These are responsible for the particular pungent odor and stinking breath along with its lots of health-giving homes.

The minced bulbs are best consumed raw or gently prepared at around 70 degrees Celsius. Low-temperature level cooking sets off some chemical reactions to take place, leading to the forming of a range of beneficial sulfur derivatives. Nevertheless, over-cooking under high heat renders the enzymes unable to react and form the health-giving sulfur compounds.
The minced raw bulb is best utilized about 10 minutes after mincing, to allow time for the enzymatic reaction that converts alliin into allicin, the main health-giving sulfur substance of garlic.

These pungent components, together with vitamin C, are effective anti-bacterial and antiviral representatives that act versus bacteria, infections, and microorganisms. Recent researches have actually proven that taking garlic daily minimizes the risk of capturing a cold, or in the event of capturing one, to accelerate the healing. Continue Reading ...

Suicide by sugar…One of the Worst Addictions

Ever wonder if you might be committing suicide with you sweet addiction?

Yes, you heard me right. Sugar is deadly. Most people don’t know it or choose to ignore the ole sweet truth about sugar… but it’s true. Sugars, high fructose corn syrup and refined carbohydrates are considered to be one of the major contributing factors to most of our modern day health issues from obesity, diabetes all the way to heart disease.

Did you know that the average American consumes a whopping 180 pounds of sugar a year (approximately ½ lb per person per day) Yikes, this is down right scary. Continue Reading ...

Are Housecleaning Products Dangerous?

Does housecleaning give you a headache? Or to phrase it differently…what does cleaning house and having a headache have in common?

Well…I’m sure that the first thought that comes to mind is that cleaning house is enough to give anyone a headache. Don’t we all just hate cleaning? Just the sheer thought of doing it will send some people over the edge.

are-household-cleaning-products-dangerousBut that is not what I ‘m talking about here. Imagine a productive full day of cleaning.  Starting with the bathroom, we break out the Lysol and Tilex. That should do the trick. Oh forgot the ammonia just for added extra.  Then move on to the kitchen…. Clorox wipes, Oven cleaner, Cascade powder. Then some floor cleaner.  The place is getting cleaner already. Moving right a long, the carpets need to be cleaned and the windows washed.  Windex and carpet cleaning liquid should do the trick. Oh that’s right,  go back and polish the furniture and woodwork. Where’s that Pledge? Boy what a cleaning machine you are! Continue Reading ...