Cardiovascular disease is the no. 1 cause of death in the Western Hemisphere and nearly 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day. Heart disease and strokes are the no. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke.
Berries are an amazing group of fruits with a wide variety of chemical compounds that confer benefits to our bodies. Berries contain a group of chemicals called polyphenols which are potent antioxidants that help protect the fruits tender flesh from the sun’s radiation. These polyphenols also work effectively within our bodies to neutralise free radicals from environmental factors such as pollutants and from the metabolism of foods that we ingest.
The benefits of berries seem to be endless. Cranberries have been used for years to treat urinary tract infections, whilst blueberries appear to protect our blood vessels and circulatory system. Raspberries are high in lutein which is a powerful antioxidant known to protect our eyes whilst several studies indicate that strawberries may help prevent the damage to our genetic material. Read More…
A small tube of balm is having a big effect on troubled skin. A colleague tells me that the soothing natural remedy Selexir Peace Balm, containing aloe vera, honey and shea butter, was a ‘miracle-worker’ that had shifted a rough, dry patch by her mouth which nothing else had been able to improve. And a reader had an ‘itchy, red, warm patch of eczema’ by her elbow which the balm eased in four hours. ‘If it hadn’t happened to me, I wouldn’t have believed it,’ she said.