Juice Fast

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Fasting with juice is a great way to clean up the toxins in your body.

Juice fasting is non-evasive and economical since you do not have to buy any fancy medicines. When you juice fast you can try to drink the juices that will help your body heal the parts that are troubling you. Parsley juice may not sound like the typical type of juice to fast with but it is very powerful and it can heal serious ailments in your body. When you juice fast you may want to add some parsley to your juice fast to help your body even more.

Drinking parsley juice is a good way to flush out the toxins in your kidneys. Kidneys are important in the cleansing of your body since the kidneys wash the toxins from the body. Parsley can help your kidneys function properly and flush out your body of toxins better. You can find parsley juice at a health food store. You may have trouble finding parsley juice so if you prefer you can drink parsley tea to help your kidneys function properly.

Parsley maintains the smaller blood vessels in the body. Too often the small blood vessels are ignored while we work on keeping out larger blood vessel working properly. The small blood vessels are very important to keep working properly and parsley will help them.

If you’re having problems with your eyes, many times you can be helped with a good juice fast that includes parsley. The small blood vessel maintains good eye health and in some cases eye troubles can be helped by a good juice fast that includes parsley. Parsley helps the eyes get stronger by getting better blood circulation to them.

A great juice fast is one that includes parsley, carrot and endive juice in it. Any juice fast is beneficial to the body’s good health. When you juice fast you are helping your body eliminate the poisons that are ingested into the body on a typical day. Juice fasting can be done for as long as your body needs it. If you get hungry while juice fasting it is probably time to stop the fast and eat something healthy. Always stop a fast by eating something healthy.

Some common temporary side effects of a juice fast include headaches, tiredness, hypoglycemia, constipation, acne, increased body odor, and bad breath.

Other side effects of a juice fast can include fainting, dizziness, low blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, weight loss, hunger, vomiting, diarrhea, and kidney problems. If these side effects occur, there is a worsening of symptoms, or new symptoms appear, the fast should be discontinued and it should prompt an immediate visit to a qualified health professional.

Another possible side effect of a juice fast is diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and electrolyte loss.

If continued for a longer time, juice fasting can lead to nutrient deficiencies, particularly protein and calcium deficiency.

Grapefruit juice should not be used during a juice fast, especially by people taking certain prescription drugs. A compound in grapefruit can change the way certain prescription drugs are metabolized in the body. Recent evidence suggests that pomegranate juice may also have the same effect.

There are some people who should not juice fast, like pregnant women, people on certain drugs and people who are in a fragile health condition.

 

 

Natural Cures Remedies over Pharmaceuticals

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When people consider the connections between drugs and violence, what typically comes to mind are illegal drugs like crack cocaine. However, certain medications — most notably, some antidepressants like Prozac — have also been linked to increase risk for violent, even homicidal behavior.

A new study from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices published in the journal PloS One and based on data from the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System has identified 31 drugs that are disproportionately linked with reports of violent behavior towards others.

Please note that this does not necessarily mean that these drugs cause violent behavior. For example, in the case of opioid pain medications like Oxycontin, people with a prior history of violent behavior may seek  drugs in order to sustain an addiction, which they support via predatory crime. In the case of antipsychotics, the drugs may be given in an attempt to reduce violence by people suffering from schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders — so the drugs here might not be causing violence, but could be linked with it because they’re used to try to stop it.

Nonetheless, when one particular drug in a class of nonaddictive drugs used to treat the same problem stands out, that suggests caution: unless the drug is being used to treat radically different groups of people, that drug may actually be the problem. Researchers calculated a ratio of risk for each drug compared to the others in the database, adjusting for various relevant factors that could create misleading comparisons.  Here are the top ten offenders:

10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) An antidepressant which affects both serotonin and noradrenaline, this drug is 7.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

9. Venlafaxine (Effexor) A drug related to Pristiq in the same class of antidepressants, both are also used to treat anxiety disorders. Effexor is 8.3 times more likely than other drugs to be related to violent behavior.

8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) An antidepressant that affects serotonin (SSRI), Luvox is 8.4 times more likely than other medications to be linked with violence

7. Triazolam (Halcion) A benzodiazepine which can be addictive, used to treat insomnia. Halcion is 8.7 times more likely to be linked with violence than other drugs, according to the study.

6) Atomoxetine (Strattera) Used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Strattera affects the neurotransmitter noradrenaline and is 9 times more likely to be linked with violence compared to the average medication.

5) Mefoquine (Lariam) A treatment for malaria, Lariam has long been linked with reports of bizarre behavior. It is 9.5 times more likely to be linked with violence than other drugs.

4) Amphetamines: (Various) Amphetamines are used to treat ADHD and affect the brain’s dopamine and noradrenaline systems. They are 9.6 times more likely to be linked to violence, compared to other drugs.

3) Paroxetine (Paxil) An SSRI antidepressant, Paxil is also linked with more severe withdrawal symptoms and a greater risk of birth defects compared to other medications in that class. It is 10.3 times more likely to be linked with violence compared to other drugs.

2) Fluoxetine (Prozac) The first well-known SSRI antidepressant, Prozac is 10.9 times more likely to be linked with violence in comparison with other medications.

1) Varenicline (Chantix) The anti-smoking medication Chantix affects the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, which helps reduce craving for smoking. Unfortunately, it’s 18 times more likely to be linked with violence compared to other drugs — by comparison, that number for Xyban is 3.9 and just 1.9 for nicotine replacement. Because Chantix is slightly superior in terms of quit rates in comparison to other drugs, it shouldn’t necessarily be ruled out as an option for those trying to quit, however.

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Legumes

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Legumes
— a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils — are among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. Legumes are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They’re also a good source of protein and can be a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol.

If you want to add more beans and other legumes to your diet, you might be wondering what types of legumes are available and how to best prepare them. This guide can help.

Types of legumes:

Many supermarkets and food stores stock a wide variety of legumes — both dried and canned — for greater versatility in cooking.


Adzuki beans

Also known as: Azuki beans, asuki beans, field peas, red oriental beans Common uses: Rice dishes and Japanese or Chinese cuisine

Anasazi beans

Also known as: Jacob’s cattle beans
Common uses: Homemade refried beans and Southwestern recipes — especially soups

Black beans
Also known as: Turtle beans, black Spanish beans and Venezuelan beans Common uses: Soups, stews, rice and beans, Mexican dishes, and Central and South American cuisine

Black-eyed peas
Also known as: Cowpeas, cherry beans, frijoles, China peas, Indian peas Common uses: Salads, casseroles, fritters, bean cakes, curry dishes, and Southern dishes with ham and rice

Chickpeas
Also known as: Garbanzos, garbanzo beans, ceci beans
Common uses: Casseroles, hummus, minestrone soup and Spanish stews

Edamame
Also known as: Green soybeans
Common uses: Side dishes, snacks, salads, soups, casseroles, and rice or pasta dishes

Fava beans
Also known as: Broad beans, faba beans, horse beans
Common uses: Stews and side dishes

Lentils

Common uses: Soups, stews, salads, side dishes and the spicy Indian dish dal

Lima beans
Also known as: Butter beans, Madagascar beans
Common uses: Succotash, casseroles, soups and salads

Red kidney beans
Common uses: Stews, mixed bean salad, chili and Cajun bean dishes

Soy nuts
Also known as: Soybean seeds, roasted soybeans
Common uses: Snacks or as garnish to salads

Preparing legumes:

Beans and other large, dried legumes, such as chickpeas and black-eyed peas, require soaking in room temperature water, a step that rehydrates them for more even cooking. Soak the legumes in water for about six to eight hours or soak them overnight.

Another way to rehydrate beans is to place them in water and bring to a boil for two minutes. Then cover and let the beans soak for an hour. Once rehydrated, the beans are ready to cook.

“Quick-cooking” legumes have already been presoaked and redried and don’t need extra soaking. Canned legumes make quick additions to dishes that don’t require long simmering. Rinse prepared and canned legumes well to remove any sodium added during processing.

Beans and other legumes can lead to the formation of intestinal gas. Here are several ways to reduce the flatulence-inducing quality of legumes:

* Discard the soaking water before cooking. Some of the gas-producing food particles get absorbed in the water.
* Change the water several times during soaking and cooking.
* Simmer beans slowly until they are tender. This makes them easier to digest.
* Add digestive aids, such as Beano, to legume dishes to help reduce the amount of gas they produce. For Beano to be effective, you need to take it with your first bite of food.

Adding more legumes to your diet

Consider these ways to incorporate more legumes into your meals and snacks:

* Prepare soups, stews and casseroles that feature legumes.
* Use pureed beans as the basis for dips and spreads.
* Add chickpeas or black beans to salads.
* Snack on a handful of soy nuts rather than on chips or crackers.
* Add garbanzos or other canned beans to your salad. If you typically buy a salad at work and no beans are available, bring beans from home in a small container.

If you can’t find a particular type of legume in the store, you can easily substitute one type of legume for another. For example, pinto and black beans are good substitutes for red kidney beans. And cannellini, lima beans and navy beans are easily interchangeable. Experiment with what types of legumes you like best in your recipes to make your meals and snacks both nutritious and interesting.