Friday, October 2, 2015

25 Ways to Fight Inflammation with Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are superfoods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, packed with nutrition and low in calories. They can be added to almost anything, and are safe for paleo, vegetarian, vegan and low-glycemic diets.
Although inflammation can literally be a pain, you can actually fight it by eating more of these little seeds. New studies have shown that the omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds can actually help reduce the symptoms of inflammation, digestive disorders and autoimmune diseases. Here are 25 ways you can incorporate more chia seeds into your diet so you can start to heal your body from within today.
Health benefits of chia seeds The reason chia seeds are so healthy is because they are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Just one ounce of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber, 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids and 4 grams of protein. They also have 30 percent of your daily requirement of manganese and magnesium, 27 percent of your recommended daily intake of phosphorus, and 18 percent of your recommended calcium intake!
Chia seeds are abundant in other nutrients too, such as niacin, thiamine, vitamin B2, antioxidants, potassium and zinc. Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids without the cholesterol commonly associated with omega-3 foods, such as tuna and sardines. They are safe for people on low-carb, low-glycemic, plant-based and raw diets and can be added to just about anything! Here are some ideas to get you started.
  • Chia-crusted meats
Want some healthy fats with your high-quality proteins? Try adding chia seeds to a gluten-free crust before baking or sautéeing your meats. The taste goes well with any meat and will add a satisfying crunch to your crust.
  • A little chia on top
Chia seeds can be enjoyed raw on top of pies, frozen yogurt, smoothies, juices, anything!
  • Seed crackers
Seed crackers are some of the healthiest crackers you could ever put in your mouth. Let your chia and/or flax seeds soak for 15 minutes to plump, season the seeds however you want, spread them out on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 350°F for an hour or two, or until hard. If you have a dehydrator, leave them in there overnight.
  • Homemade granola
Make raw, baked, or dehydrated granola or granola bars according to your preferred recipe. Just add some chia seeds for extra nutrition and energy. They work well in both crunchy and chewy granola varieties.
  • Grain-free bread
Turn your oven to its lowest setting or preheat your dehydrator. Mix flax seeds and chia seeds and let them soak in water for 15 minutes or until they are gooey. Then spread the mixture out and heat for 5 or 6 hours. Take it out earlier if you want your bread to be more gooey or chewy. 
  • Protein smoothies
Instead of using artificial powders, try blending in some chia seeds! They will add vitamins and minerals and make your smoothies thicker and creamier.
  • Egg replacement
Cover your chia seeds with water and let them sit for 15 minutes. Leave them whole for texture or grind them up to make the mixture smooth. Either way, you can use this simple concoction to replace eggs in any recipe. The healthy fat from chia seeds is full of vitamins and minerals and contains no cholesterol.
  • Chia pudding
Use the same technique for making chia eggs, except instead of water, combine the seeds with almond milk, juice, or coconut milk. Add cocoa powder to make chocolate pudding, non-alcoholic vanilla extract for vanilla, or mint extract for mint pudding. Top the pudding with fresh berries, mint leaves, chocolate shavings or a scrape of vanilla bean.
  • Ground beef replacement
Can’t eat meat but want a healthy protein alternative? Try using chia seeds — leave the chia seeds whole and add mashed beans, gluten-free flour and seasoning. Stir together in a sauté pan over a medium-low heat until the mixture begins to clump into a healthy, gluten-free, preservative- and additive-free meatless ground beef.
  • Chia seed jam
Soak dates overnight. The next morning, add them to a blender and pulse until smooth. Add in your favorite fruits and blend some more. Stir in the chia seeds and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Ta-da, you’ve got healthy, naturally-sweet jam!
  • Quinoa dishes
Add chia seeds to your quinoa after they have cooked to add extra texture and health benefits to your meal. Chia seeds are delicious on both sweet and savory quinoa dishes.
  • Creamy oatmeal
Grind chia seeds and place them in your oatmeal before cooking the oats. This will make it thicker and more creamy. If you want some texture, leave them whole.
  • Chia juice drinks
Add chia seeds to your favorite juice. Give them time to plump — it’s like enjoying a fruit drink with tiny tapioca pearls at the bottom, except these little balls aren’t full of empty calories. They are also refreshing in iced mint tea and lemonade.
  • Chia coconut mousse
Making mousse from chia seeds is actually really easy. Follow the directions to make chia pudding, but grind the chia seeds. Mix with coconut cream and add some coconut powder. This mousse is full of healthy fats and antioxidants.
  • Breakfast muffins
Add these to your gluten-free muffin recipes for a crunch in every bite. It’s a great way to get extra energy, protein and fiber in the morning.
  • chia seedsThickening agent
Most thickening agents are either highly refined, genetically modified or full of empty calories. Grind chia seeds and add them to a broth or sauce of your choosing to thicken it.
  • Textured gluten-free breads
In gluten-free breads that have texture already, such as corn bread or poppy seed bread, add some chia seeds for extra texture. You can also top your bread with these seeds instead of using sesame seeds on a bun or poppy seeds on a roll.
  • Rice dishes
Asian food is renown for having rice dishes with seeds. Even sushi has sesame seeds in the rice mixture. You can replace these seeds with chia seeds or have both! It’ll add a pop of color to your sushi or fried rice.
  • Pad Thai
Another Asian dish that sometimes has nuts and seeds is pad Thai. Instead of rice, rice noodles are used. Beautify your pad Thai with chia seeds or a seed blend for a variety of textures, colors and flavors.
  • Casserole crust
Sometimes casserole crusts come out soggy. Prevent that by adding some chia seeds on top. For a fool-proof recipe, stir some chai seeds in with the crust and finish by adding some more on top so that the crust will be sure to have a crunch. It works for sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, green bean casserole and even mac-and-cheese (gluten-free of course!).
  • Breakfast bowls
A quick and delicious way to ensure a variety of nutrients in the most important meal of the day is to make a breakfast bowl. Just blend some frozen bananas and fruit for the base and add fresh and dried fruit, nuts and seeds as toppings. Arrange them in a beautiful design or eat it as is. Incorporating chia seeds to your morning breakfast bowl will give you an extra boost with few calories.
  • Smoothie topping
Earlier we mentioned blending chia seeds into your smoothie to make it thicker. You can also use chia seeds as a crunchy topping. Layer coconut or cashew cream on top of your smoothie and use the chia seeds as sprinkles.
  • Parfait
You can make a myriad of parfaits with chia seeds. You can layer chia pudding and chia jam, and top it all off with some chia seeds.
  • Fruit water
Chop up your favorite fruit and add it to coconut water or regular water. Add fresh mint or rosemary too if you think they will mesh well with your flavor choices. Then add your chia seeds and let it chill for a few hours (or overnight) in the refrigerator. The longer it sits, the more the flavor is enhanced. Drink it for breakfast and eat the fruit, or have it as a refreshment after a workout.
  • Glaze
Glaze is often very unhealthy and made from high-calorie, high-fat, and very sugary substances. Blend chia seeds with almond milk or coconut milk. Stir in vanilla extract or vanilla bean and natural sweeteners to taste. Let it sit until it thickens and pour it on top of a gluten-free cake or doughnut.
It’s amazing how such a tiny seed can pack such a nutritional punch! What’s even more surprising is how easy it is to incorporate chia seeds into your daily diet! How do you eat your chia seeds? Share with us some of your favorite recipes below.
— Nicole Manuel

Ease Burns, Remove Makeup, Banish Halitosis and More with Aloe Vera

The health benefits of aloe vera have been celebrated for thousands of years. Many historians and botanists believe that this plant, which flourishes in desert and tropical climates, originally came from arid parts of Africa. It has been mentioned in the texts of ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians and numerous other cultures. Today, aloe vera can be found in warm climates across the United States and in many regions of the world.
Aloe vera, also sometimes known as aloe barbadensis, is a member of the Liliaceae (lily) family, of which onions and garlic are also members. While its medicinal properties have been touted in many texts, one major example is the writing of Dioscorides, the Greek herbalist who traveled with the armies of the Roman empire. He wrote that aloe vera could help stop bleeding in wounds, soothed mouth irritation, aided in “cleansing the stomach,” induced sleep, and helped heal bruises, boils and hemorrhoids, among many other uses.
The aloe vera plant consists of spiny leaves that can reach up to two feet in length. As they mature, the plants develop a stalk that emerges from the center cluster of the leaves. This stalk produces small yellow flowers. The leaves are covered in spots when they are immature, and as they grow, they turn to a more solid, light green color. It is the inside of the leaves that is used medicinally; cut them open and you will find a jelly-like substance that consists of 99 percent water. There are two different substances within the aloe leaf; both are therapeutic, but they are each suited to different purposes. The bundle sheath cells contain a bitter yellow juice called exudate, which is used as a mild laxative. The inner leaf is made up of parenchymatous cells, which contain a clear gel with an interesting, slightly sweet flavor. This clear gel is valued as a remedy for many conditions.
Aloe gel’s healing properties are attributed in part to its vitamin and mineral content, which includes vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, multiple B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, chromium, iron, manganese and potassium. Special carbohydrate polymers called glucomannans and pectic acid also contribute to its medicinal properties.
In fact, there are over 200 healing compounds found in aloe vera gel. This includes many beneficial fatty acids, and the eight amino acids that are “essential” — meaning they cannot be made inside the human body and must be consumed from external sources. 
Nutritional profile
 The gooey sap of the aloe vera plant is filled with
  • Calcium
  • Choline
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Folic acid
  • Germanium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc 
Here are just some of the many therapeutic uses for this amazing plant:
Immunity: The polyphenols contained within the gel can help stimulate the production of immune cells called macrophages, and kill bacteria and yeast to prevent infections. Aloe vera is considered an adaptogen, which means that it provides non-specific support to the immune system to fight the effects of stress and environmental toxins.
Natural multivitamin: Since aloe leaves contain so many vitamins and minerals, adding it to your daily nutritional regimen is a great way to boost consumption from a whole-food source. Try adding two tablespoons of aloe juice to a smoothie, or a morning glass of lemon water.
Diabetes & obesity: Aloe gel has been traditionally used as a remedy for diabetes, and modern studies have tentatively supported its ability to moderate insulin sensitivity and improve the body’s natural ability to manage blood sugar.
Cholesterol levels have also been shown to improve with aloe vera supplementation. This effect is due to the plant sterols which lower fat in the blood.
Cuts: Apply aloe vera gel onto a cleaned wound to help it heal. Its antibacterial properties, vitamins and minerals clean the wound and prevent infection too!
Rashes: If you have a heat rash, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis, dab some aloe vera gel onto the affected area to ease flare-ups. It doesn’t only heal discoloration from skin disorders, it can also work against rashes caused by allergic reactions.
Stubborn makeup: If your makeup doesn’t want to leave your face, smear on some aloe vera to get rid of those raccoon eyes.
Skin problems: You are probably familiar with aloe vera as a treatment for sunburn. This is one of the most studied properties of the plant. Research indicates that treating first- and second-degree burns with aloe gel can reduce healing time by up to nine days. 
The refreshing gel is also an effective treatment for acne, and can be used to cleanse dirt, impurities and makeup. It is a natural analgesic (pain-reliever), astringent and also relieves itching. This makes it a great treatment for bug bites as well.
Moreover, research shows that aloe might have anti-aging benefits for skin. In a study conducted on a group of women over the age of 45, a 90-day treatment with aloe vera was found to improve elasticity of the skin by boosting collagen production.
Another study showed that the gel was able to reduce redness and dryness of the skin to improve the complexion. Finally, informal evidence suggests that the anti-inflammatory and nourishing abilities of aloe gel may help conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis.
Shaving cream: Instead of buying shaving creams that contain harsh chemicals, choose aloe vera. Aloe vera is ideal for shaving because it moisturizes the skin. Its antibacterial action can also help heal razor cuts.
Candida: Not only does aloe vera help with external inflammation, but it can actually help reduce inflammation at its source: the gut. Candida is a type of yeast that can spread inflammation throughout your body. Go straight to the source and drink some aloe vera juice. Its antifungal properties go to work immediately to help kill off bad bacteria.
Digestive disorders: As mentioned above, the sticky yellow substance found just under the skin of aloe vera leaves is a traditional remedy for constipation. This is thanks to a compound called aloin, or barbaloin. The balancing and cleansing effects of aloe vera also help keep gut bacteria in check and prevent overgrowth. 
Anecdotal evidence also supports the use of aloe gel to soothe digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. Although scientific studies have not been able to confirm these benefits, very few negative side effects have been associated with aloe consumption in the short to medium term (besides the laxative effect if the exudate is consumed). Therefore, experimenting with aloe vera gel supplementation would appear to be relatively safe.
Pain: Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent natural pain killer. It works to alleviate many conditions ranging from headaches to arthritis and rheumatism. 
Halitosis: Many people suffer with bad breath from time to time. As embarrassing as it may be, this can be easily remedied by swishing around aloe vera juice in your mouth. Aloe vera works to fight bad breath by killing the source of bacteria.
Untidy eyebrows: Instead of investing in expensive products, apply some aloe vera gel using a Q-tip instead. The aloe vera will help maintain the shape of your eyebrows and keep those stray hairs in check.
Hand sanitizer: Make your own hand sanitizer by mixing equal parts of rubbing alcohol and aloe vera gel in a container. The rubbing alcohol will kill germs, while the aloe vera moisturizes and also kills bacteria. 
Tissue damage: Aloe vera can help protect your skin against the effects of winter weather. Simply rub any exposed skin with aloe vera gel.
Weak gums and teeth: It turns out that aloe vera is not only great for preventing bad breath, but it can actually improve the enamel of your teeth and strengthen your gums.
Congestion: Aloe vera can help reduce congestion and inflammation due to allergies, the flu and the common cold. The vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids in aloe vera juice all contribute to improving the immune system. The juice’s anti-inflammatory properties can also help relieve nasal congestion.
Infections: Due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera can help heal eye infections, yeast infections, urinary tract infections and fungal infections.
Heart disease: Drinking aloe vera juice can actually help to reduce triglycerides and lower your cholesterol. It can also protect the body from oxidative stress and boost the oxygenation of your blood.
Physical fatigue: Aloe vera contains electrolytes, which can keep your body hydrated and energized, especially after a workout. If taken beforehand, it can also encourage physical stamina and boost cardiovascular performance during a workout. Aloe vera juice provides the body with the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and glyconutrients that it needs for a speedy recovery from any physical exertion, or from an injury.
Cancer: Aloe vera has been shown to actually reduce the growth of cancer tumors, especially in colon cancer patients.
The best aloe vera 
EaseBurnsRemoveMakeupBanishHalitosisAloeVera_640x359In their study, the “Evaluation of the Nutritional and Metabolic Effects of Aloe Vera,” authors Meika Foster, Duncan Hunger and Samir Samman of the University of Otago, New Zealand, explain that when aloe vera is processed, the whole leaf is first pulverized to produce the juice, and then undergoes processes of filtration and stabilization until the desired extract potency is reached.
The authors write, “This method provides ease of processing and higher efficiency in the recovery of the solids, but it can result in a product that contains little or no active ingredients.” They also explain that heating aloe vera, as often occurs during processing, changes its molecular structure.
Commercial aloe vera gels also often include fillers such as maltodextrin (a corn sugar that likely comes from GMO corn), glycerin, glucose and malic acid, and sometimes an array of other chemicals that you probably do not want seeping into your skin.
Luckily, if you have ample sunlight in your home, growing your own aloe vera is easy. Use a wide pot with well-draining soil. Your aloe vera plant should be watered generously, but allowed to dry to an inch or two deep between waterings.
• Due to its potency, only drink fresh aloe vera juice when needed. Too much can deplete the body’s stores of potassium and other electrolytes.
• It may also interact with certain medications, and should not be used by pregnant or menstruating women, or those with certain liver and gall bladder conditions.
• Because of these precautions, it is highly recommended that you talk to a natural health professional before taking aloe vera internally. A health practitioner will determine if aloe vera supplementation is right for you, the appropriate dosage for your body, and how long to keep taking it.
Once you have the green light, the fresh juice can be taken on its own from a shot glass, or blended into smoothies, to name a couple of options.
 — Susan Patterson

New Studies Confirm: Exercise Not Only Prevents Alzheimer’s, It Works as a Treatment Too

There is new hope for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Previous reports have indicated that physical activity helps prevent the likelihood of developing dementia later in life. However a number of new studies confirm that exercise can also help alleviate the symptoms for those who already have the disease.
Physical activity reduces neuropsychiatric symptoms
A study done at the Danish Dementia Research Centre in Copenhagen involved 200 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s symptoms. The study, which took place over a period of 16 weeks, divided patients between a control group performing no exercise and a group completing a supervised exercise program. After the study time was complete, the researchers evaluated both groups for psychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety, irritability and depression. They found that the control group’s condition had deteriorated, while the exercising group experienced some improvement in symptoms.
It was observed that the patients attending the most exercise sessions and exercising energetically saw more marked improvement, and also exhibited better mental speed and attention.
Exercise reduces two key brain markers
Another recent study investigated the effect of exercise on the development of brain lesions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients are often observed to have “tau tangles” which destroy a critical transport pathway within the brain. Higher incidence of these collapsed proteins is observed in those with more advanced illness, so this is considered a key physiological marker of Alzheimer’s.
This study involved 65 people with no regular exercise practice and mild cognitive impairment. The patients were divided into groups performing four weekly sessions of either cardio exercise or stretching. Results were evaluated after a six-month period.
The study authors reported that the group engaged in more vigorous exercise showed greater blood circulation in key areas of the brain and also reduced levels of tau proteins. They stated that the effects of this exercise-based lifestyle intervention exceed the ability of any drug currently on the market.
Previous scientific research has revealed that people with a high risk of Alzheimer’s, specifically those with a gene called APOE e4, tend to exhibit decline when they are sedentary. This is observed via the level of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid in the brain, which accumulates when a person does not engage in sufficient physical activity.
Other studies from 2011 and 2012 reported similar information, indicating that those who exercise more have greater activity and glucose uptake in the brain.
What type of exercise is best to protect against Alzheimer’s disease?
Young woman riding a bikeA research paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013 recommends 150 minutes of activity each week. The participants in that particular study simply walked on a treadmill at a moderate pace for 30 minutes per day, five days a week over a period of 12 weeks. This was shown to increase activity in 11 different regions of the brain that are tied to identification and recall.
To prevent the onset of cognitive decline, movement which increases heart rate and blood circulation is best. This includes dancing, swimming, cycling or any other full-body exercise.
For those who are already showing symptoms, experts recommend safe, low-impact activity such as water aerobics. It’s beneficial if a person can maintain an enjoyable hobby, for example walking, gardening or tai chi.
It’s best to start and maintain a regular exercise regime as early as possible, since researchers have discovered that Alzheimer’s disease begins its onset decades before any noticeable signs appear. Those with the APOE e4 gene are particularly vulnerable to decline if they don’t exercise — one study found that hippocampal shrinkage (a hallmark of Alzheimer’s) can occur at a rate as fast as three percent in just 18 months.
It doesn’t take an expensive gym membership, a fancy spandex outfit, or the latest equipment — just get up and move! Put on a great song and move out of the sheer joy of living. Go outside, feel the sunshine and breathe the fresh air. It will do more than make you feel great, it will keep your brain healthy and active for years to come!

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Job Fair!!!

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Davidson invites you to her fifth annual job fair

Area residents are invited to my fifth annual job fair, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at Philadelphia Sikh Society, 6706 Garden Court Road, Millbourne.

Invited employers include: the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, SEPTA, Community Transit, Philadelphia Police Department, U.S. Postal Service, Aldi, Goodwill Job Center, Pennsylvania CareerLink, and many more.

Please come to the job fair equipped with copies of your resume and dressed for success.

On-site resources will include mock interviews and interviewing tips.

This is the fifth year of job fairs that I have hosted in the 164th district with nearly 50 employers that have served a total of over 2,000 job seekers.  More than 60 percent of our attendees find employment while 90 percent at least receive an interview.

Job-seekers interested in attending the fair are asked to RSVP by calling my office at 610-259-7016 or emailing

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Rep. Margo Davidson
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Delaware County

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Job Posting - Clerk

We are currently trying to fill a Clerk for a very prominent Fortune 150 client of ours located in Trevose, PA. You can find the details below.  If you are a fit for this position and are interested in hearing more please email your resume to and I will contact you.  If you are NOT a fit for this position; Please refer this to anyone you know who might be interested.  It is that easy!!

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  • Make accurate and compliant decisions related to life claims adjudication by:
  • Analyzing claims to determine eligible benefits through validation of policy status and policy language.
  • Determining need for additional documentation to clarify discrepancies or incomplete information.
  • Evaluating information received and adjudicating claim, within authority level, in accordance with the policy language.
  • Complete daily reports
  • Consult with technical audit to insure proper claims determination
Please reply with your resume and list a range of hourly compensation you are looking for!!!

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Cayenne Pepper Stops a Heart Attack in 30 Seconds

Did you know that there is one natural remedy that can protect against every leading cause of death in Western countries?
It’s time for a new go-to remedy to join the ranks of coconut oil, raw honey, and apple cider vinegar. Cayenne pepper has so many amazing benefits; it has the potential to fight chronic diseases and also help with acute conditions.
Cayenne pepper fights against heart disease Heart disease is a term used to describe several problems related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries. As the plaque builds up, the arteries narrow and make it more difficult for blood to flow, thus creating a risk for heart attack or stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and is also the leading cause of death worldwide.
Coronary heart disease costs the United States 108.9 billion dollars each year and is the most common type of heart disease. How much of this suffering and expense could be alleviated with the use of natural preventative remedies like cayenne pepper?
Cayenne pepper has long been used as a traditional treatment for cardiovascular and circulatory problems, as well as to help alleviate chronic pain and joint issues. The active compound, capsaicin, produces a sensation of heat which results in widening of the blood vessels and increased circulation. This helps the heart and circulatory system work more efficiently.
Since cayenne pepper stimulates a strong response in the body, herbal medicine experts even recommend its use for acute conditions such as heart attack. Veteran naturopathic doctors, Dr. David Christopher, Dr. Patrick Quillin and Dr. Richard Schulze have provided ample practical evidence to support the use of cayenne pepper as a remedy for heart conditions. One major scientific study published in the journal Circulation also backs up this idea.
When laboratory mice were induced to have a heart attack, a salve containing capsaicin was rubbed on the abdomen. It was found that the cayenne extract was able to prevent damage to the heart, with an 85 percent reduction in cardiac cell death caused by the episode.
Lead researcher Keith Jones, PhD, from the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, stated that this is the most powerful cardioprotective effect ever recorded. The scientists believe that this protective effect is thanks to “pro-survival” pathways triggered by the capsaicin.
There are a number of beneficial compounds in cayenne pepper, which could explain its widespread benefits. The spice contains an impressive array of plant nutrients, like antioxidants and carotenoids, which lower LDL cholesterol and blood triglycerides. As well as widening the blood vessels for better circulation, cayenne also discourages platelet adhesion, which is the clumping of blood that can lead to dangerous clots.
While a human study on the ability of cayenne pepper to stop a heart attack would probably be considered unethical, holistic practitioners who have found themselves in an emergency situation report that drinking a cup of hot water with half to one teaspoon of cayenne pepper is able to stop internal bleeding and heart damage in a patient in less than one minute.
It is also possible to make a cayenne pepper tincture, which experts say can be dropped under the tongue of an unconscious person in an emergency situation. The ingredients of a tincture are as follows:
  • 1 cup of cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 to 3 fresh cayenne peppers
  • 2 cups of vodka
Place the powder in a one-litre glass bottle and cover with alcohol. Blend up the fresh peppers with a little alcohol to make a thick mixture and add to the bottle. This mixture should be shaken regularly while it infuses for at least two weeks, or up to three months. After this time period, the tincture can be strained and poured into a dark glass bottle for indefinite storage.
This is a good remedy to use on regular basis to improve circulation, fight free radical damage, improve antioxidant status and gain important nutrients such as vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium and potassium. It is also wise to keep cayenne tincture on hand in case of acute accidents involving bleeding, or any unexpected cardiac episodes.
Cayenne pepper fights several types of cancer      
Several scientific studies have found that among cayenne pepper’s many benefits is the ability to induce the death of cancer cells. This spice can be incorporated into a natural regimen to combat cancer. Research has been carried out in relation to several types of cancer, including leukemia, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.
Researchers have found that cayenne pepper, with its active compound capsaicin, is able to stop the proliferation of cancer cells and induce a process called apoptosis, which is essentially a programmed death of the dangerous cells.
Stroke may be preventable thanks to cayenne pepper
Stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases are among the top-five leading causes of death in our society. This refers to conditions involving the circulation of blood within the brain.
As we have already discussed, cayenne pepper is able to assist in the prevention of dangerous blood clots, and also improve circulation while halting an internal hemorrhage.
Stroke is caused by a lack of fresh blood delivery to brain tissues. Cayenne pepper can prevent this by invigorating mucus membranes and blood vessels so that clots are dissolved, which halts any further damage.
CayennePepperStopsHeartAttack_640x359Cayenne pepper against diabetes
Diabetes is another widespread cause of illness and death, costing the health-care system billions of dollars each year. This suffering and expenditure is unnecessary because type 2 diabetes is a condition that can be prevented and managed with lifestyle changes.
Along with smart diet and lifestyle changes, cayenne pepper can help to manage blood sugar imbalances and diabetes. Studies suggest that capsaicin found in cayenne pepper influences the way that the body processes glucose in the blood. It also stimulates the digestive process and improves tissue sensitivity to insulin. The result is that less insulin is required to facilitate the delivery of glucose from the blood into tissue.
Try making your own cayenne pepper tincture as an important addition to your natural remedy arsenal. It also makes a great addition to your diet, adding lively spice and flavor to a variety of dishes. What do you like to make with cayenne pepper?