Sunday, September 20, 2015

10 Herbal Remedies To Quit Smoking

Reposted from Healthy Holistic Living

Smoking is one of the worst things you can do. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it – but there’s still a ton of smokers out there. Why? Because it’s so hard to quit. Not only that, but a lot of the quitting options substitute the nicotine from cigarettes for nicotine elsewhere.
And nicotine is a big part of the problem. Cigarettes and smoke inhalation equals carcinogens. But cigarettes use more chemicals, like nicotine, to create lifelong smokers by making it an addictive habit.

Where There’s Smoke…

Besides damaging your lungs and heart – 2 very important organs – smoking causes inflammation, respiratory problems, high blood pressure, a weak immune system and even early menopause. Smoking has been linked to reproductive disorders as well, like irregular menstrual cycles, low sperm count, and erectile dysfunction – not to mention various forms of cancer.
Most states have some ban on smoking, whether it’s in restaurants and bars, or simply in offices. As of January 2014 10 states still had no statewide ban on smoking. If you’re a smoker and you’re looking to quit, try one of these healthy alternatives.

Natural Ways to Quit Smoking


Ginger juice eases the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking. Drinking ginger juice will help with the nausea that comes when you’re quitting.

Cayenne Pepper

This spice desensitizes the respiratory system to addictive components like nicotine and tobacco, and will actually reduce your desire to smoke. Add a few pinches of cayenne to a glass of water, or include more of it into your diet.


Oats will help remove harmful toxins from your body and reduce the desire to smoke. Oats are one of the oldest treatments to help quit smoking. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of ground oats into 2 cups of boiled water and leave overnight. Boil the mixture the next morning for 10 minutes and drink after every meal.


Irritation, nausea, poor concentration and hunger are all associated with quitting smoking. Curb those symptoms with lobelia.


Smoking withdrawal can lead to anxiety and even hysteria. Reduce the craziness with a little bit of hyssop, an herb that clears congested lungs and helps ease your body and mind when you’re trying to quit.


Valerian is a very powerful sedative herb. It eases inflammation and helps with restlessness, anxiety, and stress that come with quitting.

Licorice Stick

Natural licorice root is a great thing to reach for when you feel the need to smoke. If you’re orally fixated, this will help much like chewing gum helps.

St. John’s Wort

Another great herb, studies suggest 450 mg of St. John’s Wort 2 times daily helps kick the habit. It lessens the desire to smoke and eases your respiratory system.


Ginseng stops the release of dopamine which is a main contributor to why you like smoking. Include a teaspoon of ginseng powder into your breakfast and it will reduce the desire to smoke.


Vitamins A, C and E can help calm the need to smoke as well as repair damaged cells and give your body much needed nutrients. Vitamin A repairs damaged mucus membranes, vitamin E repairs your body’s cells, and vitamin C promotes a healthy immune system.

Breathe Easy

This certainly won’t be the easiest thing you ever do, but if you can find some solace in these herbal treatments, you should be able to live smoke-free and happily. Share whichever works best for you with us on Facebook – and please share any great herbal fixes I’ve missed.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Killer in Your Mouth: Remove Amalgam Fillings and You Will Be Healed of Many Diseases

Reposted from the Health & Love Page

The vast majority of dentists will probably tell you that the dental material used in your mouth is perfectly safe and that it cannot be related to any health condition or disease.
However, the truth is a little bit different and there is sufficient evidence to support the claim that most of the dentistry procedures today can actually support certain process that happen in the body like emotional instability, chronic fatigue, depression, multiple sclerosis, birth deformities, Alzheimer’s disease and many other serious diseases and disorders.

One of the most dangerous materials used in dental procedures is the silver filling (amalgam). This cheap material comes with significant amount of mercury which can be potentially life-threatening.
Most fillings consist of more than 50% mercury and there are many people who use these fillings for more than ten years. A huge number of dentists from all over the globe as well as the WHO (World Health Organization) has opposed the claims that these dental fillings can be dangerous for our health.
According to Dr. Hal Huggins, who was among the first doctors who dared to speak about the risk that these fillings bring, even a very small exposure to mercury in the human body can lead to serious health consequences. This claim was the reason why many of his colleagues decided to distance themselves from his work.

In order to support his claims, Dr. Huggins decided to present an example of an experiment which included egg cells. Every time the egg cell was exposed to the effects of mercury, it failed to connect itself with the uterus even though the fertilization process was successful. According to Dr. Huggins, the mercury found in our fillings produces toxic gases in our mouth during the entire day and this is one of the things that contribute to the occurrence of many diseases.

Chronic fatigue is often caused by the presence of mercury in the mouth and the number of people who are suffering from this condition will not drop as long as we use this type of fillings.
Huggins spent most of his career in providing free help to people who were poisoned with mercury found in the amalgam fillings. Once he published his study and conclusion related to amalgam fillings, he was harassed by the pharmaceutical industry and got fired.

Of course, this didn’t stop him and he continued to advise people to remove silver fillings in order to protect their health.

It is good to point out that silver or amalgam fillings were used in France in the beginning of the 19th century for the first time. There are many dentists around the globe that use them today mostly because they are cheap.