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If Reese’s peanut butter cups are your favorite sweet snacks, we’ll give you a few good reasons to stop eating these. We see the tiny little cups everywhere, and it’s just impossible to ignore them.
However, you better be looking for your next favorite snack, because the Reese’s cups are the last thing you need to put in your mouth.
The tiny butter cups were first presented to the world in 1928 by Mr. Reese. The farmer was also a shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey.
He invented the sweet snack, and this made him quit his dairy farming business. This crated an excellent soil for his candy company that was first located in his basement.
We can see the tiny cups in many shapes, sizes and varieties. Yes, we all love chocolate and peanut butter, but would you ingest TBHQ?
The main ingredients of Reese’s butter cups include: Milk chocolate, (milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, no fat milk, milk fat, lactose, soy lecithin, PGPR), peanuts, sugar dextrose, salt, TBHQ and citric acid.
- Soy Lecithin
About 93% of the soy in our country is genetically modified. Soy lecithin affects fertility and reproduction. It may even cause serious behavioral and cerebral abnormalities, and researchers claim it can trigger the development of abnormal breast cancer cells.
Polyglycerol polyricinoleate is used instead of cocoa butter to spend less money in the production procedure. PGRP is obtained from castor beans, and it reduces the viscosity of chocolate. Studies have shown that it causes gastrointestinal problems and allergies in children.
Tertiary butylhidroquinone is obtained from petroleum, and it’s toxic. TBHQ causes nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, and collapse. I can severely damage the lungs and the umbilical cells. Some researchers believe that it can cause stomach cancer. When it comes to children, TBHQ causes anxiety, restlessness, and intensified ADHD symptoms.
Homemade organic peanut butter cups
Reese’s taste like heaven, but you don’t want to put your health at risk, right? If you’re crazy for peanut butter, you’ll definitely love our recipe. You can buy organic peanut butter cups or just make your own tiny cups.
- 12 muffin tin liners
- 12 oz organic dark chocolate
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- /4 cup raw honey
- ¼ tsp. organic salt
- Trim the muffin cups to make them shallow.
- Melt the dark chocolate over steam for 1-2 minutes, but don’t overcook it.
- Pour the melted chocolate into your muffin cups. Use a teaspoon to do this. Freeze.
- Combine your peanut butter, honey and salt in a separate bowl. Heat the resulting mixture in a small saucepan. You don’t need high heat for this one.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture into your now frozen cups, but make sure you leave a tiny bit of space at the top for another chocolate layer.
- Put the cups in your fridge for 10 minutes, then flatten the butter. Put the cups in your fridge for another hour.
- By now your chocolate has become hard again, so you need to rewarm it. Add another layer over your cups. Put the cups back in your fridge.
Your homemade peanut butter cups are ready! Go organic and enjoy! Check the video below for a vegan-friendly version of this recipe.
What’s one thing that almost every American carries around – a little bottle of hand sanitizer. If you think that hand sanitizers protect you against germs, you are mistaken. Not only do alcohol based sanitizers last only a few minutes (they must be reapplied over and over again for them to be somewhat effective ) but they are also loaded with toxic chemicals. So, basically for most sanitizers to work you have to soak your hands in it constantly, however, then you risk a ton of health problems associated with all the toxic ingredients in it. One of the most toxic ingredients used in making hand sanitizers is triclosan. Triclosan is usually found in sanitizers, soaps, dish washing detergents, shaving gels, toothpastes, etc. Triclosan has been linked to serious health effects, including hormone disruptions and cancer. One of the most disturbing things is that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that triclosan is present in the urine of at least 75 percent of Americans. No wonder, we are sick as a nation. We are constantly bathing ourselves in these toxic chemicals
Hand sanitizer causes the skin to absorb 10 times more of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri and published in the journal PLOS ONE. Fortunately, there are many natural alternatives to these chemicals (such as essential oils) that are very effective as antiseptic cleansers. Essential oils contain organisms that are very effective at fighting bacteria. These oils act as anti-fungal and natural antibiotics.
Cinnamon essential oil is one of the most powerful oils when it comes to killing bacteria. Cinnamon essential oil is highly anti-microbial and anti-bacterial for a great diversity of infectious bacteria. According to research, just 10 drops of cinnamon essential oil in a liter of water were able to kill all six strains of non-O157 STEC within 24 hours. (find the study here)
Tea tree essential oil is also a great choice as it has a much wider range of uses than those conventional hand sanitizers. Tea tree oil is a powerful immune stimulant. It has a wide variety of uses that require strong antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. It also deals with all three categories of infectious organisms: bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
The Most Effective Homemade Hand Sanitizer
- 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 10 Drops of Tea Tree Oil
- 10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 8 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Pour into a spray bottle or a pump type bottle.
3. Shake before applying
Keep in mind that many essential oils on the market are not 100% pure and therapeutic; they potentially may have toxic extenders.
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You’ve probably heard about some of the amazing benefits of coconut oil, but one health benefit might be new to you. It turns out that coconut oil can help fix problems associated with an under-active thyroid.
An under-active thyroid results in what is known as hypothyroidism. It occurs when the thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running properly, causing the body’s functions to slow down, including the metabolism.
Coconut Oil and Hypothyroidism
So where does coconut oil come in? The benefits of coconut oil for thyroid problems come from its unique medium-chain fatty acids. Lauric acid, a type of medium-chain triglyceride found in coconut oil, has excellent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Capric acid has potent antimicrobial and antiviral properties, and caprylic acid boasts a number of health benefits, thanks to its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
How to Use Coconut Oil
For hypothyroid related problems, use extra virgin coconut oil. About 1 tablespoon can be consumed each day. Try adding extra virgin coconut oil to hot tea, coffee or milk, using it in your daily cooking, adding it to smoothies or drizzling it over a salad.
Coconut oil can help treat these problems, often related to an under-active thyroid:
1. Aids in Weight Loss
Unexplained weight gain is one of the most common, and perhaps one of the most frustrating symptoms of low thyroid hormones. Weight loss becomes a much harder task for those suffering from an underactive thyroid, because thyroid hormones have a direct impact on the body’s metabolism. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that medium-chain triglycerides have a greater satiating effect, which can help facilitate weight loss.
2. Boosts Metabolism
An underactive thyroid can cause constant fatigue, leaving the body with no energy. The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are able to enter the mitochondria to help fats convert to energy and boost the metabolism. When ingested, the lauric acid in coconut oil converts to monolaurin, which improves the metabolism as well as the immune system.
3. Fights Inflammation
Those suffering from a thyroid disorder often experience muscle and joint pain due to inflammation from unbalanced hormone levels. Coconut oil naturally suppresses inflammation and helps to repair tissues, making it highly effective in the treatment of hypothyroidism to reduce inflammation and fight pain.
4. Relieves Constipation
Low thyroid hormones slow down the body’s functions, including the digestive tract, the small intestine and the large intestine. This condition also weakens the contraction of muscles that line the digestive tract, leading to constipation. The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil provide the energy needed by the intestinal cells to stimulate bowel movements, and coconut oil works as a natural laxative to help things run more smoothly.
5. Treats Dry, Flaky Skin
Low thyroid hormones in the body can cause dry skin. When applied topically, the fatty acids in coconut oil help to restore the lost moisture and improve skin health.
6. Prevents Hair Loss
A thyroid disorder can effect many parts of the body, including the hair follicles. The lauric acid in coconut oil is able to provide hair with the proteins it needs to stay healthy and strong, to reduce hair loss.
After a big health scare, Jeanenne Darden managed to lose an amazing 22 percent of her body weight. Find out how she did it.
Before: 187 pounds
After: 146 pounds
Jeanenne Darden, a strong swimmer, had been making her way out to a sandbar in Aruba with her six-year-old daughter riding on her back. Then, suddenly, she started gasping for air and going under. “My friends were 45 yards away and couldn’t hear me,” she says. “I thought, ‘It’s over.'”
Fortunately, a friend spotted her struggling in the over-her-head water and pulled her onto the beach. But her troubles didn’t end when she recovered her breath. Back home in Orlando, Florida, she was diagnosed with a severe valve regurgitation in her heart. “You are in congestive heart failure,” the doctor said. “You must have the wrong person,” Jeanenne says she told the doctor. “I’ve always been fit.”
Two days later, Jeanenne had open-heart surgery to repair a mitral valve that wouldn’t close. For the second time in a week, her life had been saved. But the trauma left severe psychological scars. The recovery was slow and fraught with complications—like a grapefruit-sized blood clot that required more surgery and caused extreme pain—so she stopped all exercise. She started eating more and gained 40 pounds, making her the heaviest she’s ever been, at 187 pounds.
Jeanenne had always been lean and athletic. She had natural childbirths at ages 42 and 45. Even during pregnancy, her friends would say, “Gosh, Jeanenne, your arms look amazing.” Her husband is renowned exercise researcher Ellington Darden, Ph.D., author of the book The Body Fat Breakthrough. The Dardens had a full gym in their home, but Jeanenne couldn’t bring herself to use it. “I was so depressed thinking I’d never be the same,” she says. “I love clothes, but my clothes didn’t fit any more. I started to hate myself.”
That’s when it clicked. Jeanenne knew that it was up to her to make a change. So she started small: This southern girl who grew up on sweet tea stopped drinking sugary beverages and wine and drank only water.
With that change alone, Jeanenne says she felt her “fat pants” getting loose. Next, she cut back her portion sizes and started keeping a food diary. “Once I dialed in my discipline and saw the scale, I was unflappable,” she says.
In 20 weeks, Jeanenne lost 37 pounds and her protruding belly. Plus, she fit into her old skinny jeans. Now she’s back down to 146 pounds, with three pounds of new muscle and a body fat percentage of just 19. Five months earlier, it had been 35 percent. Most important, Darden’s depression has lifted. “My self-esteem is back,” she says. “I feel so lucky to be alive.”
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Jeanenne embraced the super-hydration ”fat bomb” strategy from her husband’s research, drinking a gallon of ice water a day. “I have an 18-ounce blue tumbler with a straw that never leaves my side,” she says. “I’m constantly filling it with ice water.”
Use smaller plates. Jeanenne swapped out her normal dinner plates for downsized ones to take the guesswork out of serving herself smaller portion sizes. “I ate normally,” she says. “I just ate less of everything.”
Focus on negative training. Jeanenne’s husband is a proponent of negative training, a technique that involves doing the lowering part, or “eccentric phase,” of a resistance exercise very slowly to result in greater stress being put on your muscles. This really helped her kick her weight loss into high gear.
As patients, there are a number of services and qualities we expect from our gynecologists.
Below, gynecologists share the top 7 habits they wish we’d quit. To make the most of our visits, heed their advice.
HANGING OUT IN SWEATY GYM CLOTHESYou’re busy, and it’s tempting to immediately start dinner or run a few errands after a sweat session—but don’t do it. Women should immediately take off sweaty gym clothes because yeast tends to grow in warm, moist environments and can lead to infection. In fact, yeast infections, irritation, redness, and vaginitis are very common and doctors recommend working out in fabrics that wick away moisture and wearing 100% cotton underwear once you’re finished exercising—it’s more breathable.
No matter your age or how close to menopause you think you are get examined if you’re soaking through pads or tampons every 2 hours or have to rely on dual protection—like a pad and a tampon—to avoid an accident. The average blood loss during an entire menstrual period (generally 3 to 7 days for most women) should be about 80 milliliters or 5 tablespoons, says Kevin J. Lee, MD, FACOG, an ob-gyn at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore.“There are many medications and minimally invasive surgical options available for women with heavy menstrual bleeding, and nobody should be told to just live with it every month.”Hormonal treatment, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (like ibuprofen), and the Mirena IUD are some of the ways to treat heavy bleeding.
WEARING THONGS (AND EVEN PANTY LINERS)Finally, a great excuse to ditch uncomfortable underwear: doctors say that thongs can pull and rub the skin, causing irritation, and panty liners don’t always allow ventilation. Without air circulating, the region can become chafed or more susceptible to a yeast infection.
“Remember, the skin in that area is among the most sensitive on the body.”
BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNETConstantly searching for your symptoms online? Google with caution! Doing some research on reputable websites like Mayo Clinic, Medline Plus, and Cleveland Clinic is an OK place to start, but an office visit is always required to pinpoint an accurate diagnosis. Mistaking a pimple for herpes, a rash for inflammatory breast cancer and normal fatigue for HIV, is what you get if you search for your symptoms online.
SELF-TREATING WHAT YOU THINK IS A YEAST INFECTIONMany women buy over-the-counter yeast infection medication at the first sign of vaginal discharge or itching. But if it’s not a yeast infection, doing so will only delay a proper diagnosis and make symptoms worse in the meantime. “Vaginal cultures can and should confirm what organism is causing your symptoms so the best treatment can be prescribed.”Other conditions that mimic a yeast infection include a bacterial infection; latex, spermicide, or other contact allergies; and possibly sexually transmitted infections.
ANSWERING YOUR CELL PHONE DURING EXAMSYes, this happens. “I once had a patient participate in a parent-teacher conference while I was doing her pelvic exam,” confesses Arlene Kaelber, MD, an ob-gyn at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. . Despite the age of computerized electronic medical records in the exam room, Kaelber still believes the best patient-physician interactions occur with direct eye contact.
Despite the fact that hot dogs are nutritiously beggared processed nourishment, numerous individuals particularly kids, like eating hot dogs all that much.Hot dog is a staple for breakfast, alongside other breakfast nourishment like egg, bread, espresso and milk.Eating only one hot dog a day raises your danger for colorectal cancer by 21 percent, as per the American Institute for Cancer Research.Kids who eat 12 or more hot dogs in a month have more danger of creating different types of disease particularly leukemia.
Mechanically separated turkey
Mechanically separated chicken
Contains less than 2% of salt
Hot dogs are expelled from ground-up slurry of animal remains, including fatty tissues and skins, animal feet, heads, and other “edible” butcher by-items.
It has become a well-known fact that much of the food found in America is imported from China. Why would one need to buy food from China when we have so much farmland in America? It all has to do with the price, food from China is cheaper, but it comes at a cost.
Below is a list of 10 foods from China we all should avoid!
1. Tilapia Fish
80% of tilapia in America comes from China. The fish are bottom feeders and will eat almost anything. With water pollution, the way it is in China, eating anything raised in that water would be unsafe to say the least. Plus, who knows what the fish are being fed. There is, also, one studythat states tilapia is less healthy than bacon.
2. Cod Fish
50% of American Cod comes from China. Yet again this is a water pollution and feeding issue. There are few restrictions in China for these types of exports.
3. Apple Juice
About 50% of all apple juice sold in the US comes from China. China has been known to useharmful pesticides on their food. Even pesticides that have been banned by their own government. Making apple juice at home from local organic apples is the best method.
4. Processed Mushrooms
34% of all processed mushrooms come from China. Just as we saw with apples, one does not know what the mushrooms are grown in and exactly how healthy they are. Just to be on the safe side, buy mushrooms local or from trusted American-based or Canadian-based farms.
5. Chinese Garlic
31% of garlic sold in America comes from China. Like with other grown foods, the pesticides involved in the process (mainly methyl bromide) are just not safe and should be avoided. You can find out how to spot Chinese garlic here.
In 2013, the US Department of Agriculture approved the sale of chicken from China in the United States. As with fish (mentioned above) this is a pollution and feeding issue. China is commonly plagued with avian flu and other foodborne illnesses.
7. Plastic Rice
There are reports that China is now sending over rice that isn’t really rice. When cooked, it stays hard. The rice may actually be made of potato and resin. Essentially, plastic rice is on the market, and this may give the GMO grain companies a run for their money.
8. Black Pepper Mud
One vendor in China was caught selling mud as black pepper. Although this seems like a local issue, one must always verify quality.
9. Industrial Salt
Salt produced for industrial purposes is finding its way onto the tables of China. Therefore, any salt from China in America may also contain industrial salt. Consuming this salt may contribute to high blood pressure, hypertension, and the risk of heart attack and stroke.
10. Green Peas
Fake green peas have been found in China. These fake peas were created with snow peas, soy beans, along with green dye and sodium metabisulfite (a chemical that is used as the bleach and as a preservative). This dye is banned from using on produce because it may cause cancer, as well as inhibit the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium. These green peas also didn’t soften when boiled and the water turned an unnatural green color.
The message (again) appears to be: Eat local. Eat organic. Support healthy farming practices.
Take a look at the video below to learn more about fake food found in China.
Weight loss is often a sore subject for many. We usually start some strict exercise and diet regime that guarantees weight loss but often end up giving it up when we see very little result for our efforts. More often than not weight loss happens gradually, over a period of time, which might not go down well with impatient people who want instant results. Many of wish that we lose weigh in an instant, without having to do much of an effort, but those who’ve tried it know that it’s very difficult. But what if we told you that it’s not entirely impossible? What if here was a magical drink that will help you lose weight by morning? You surely must think we’re insane, but we’re most definitely not.
There is an extremely effective weight loss drink, we’re going to share with you in this article, which promises amazing results in no time and you only need two ingredients to prepare it. All you need for this amazing recipe is honey and cinnamon and here’s why.
Honey is the main ingredient and we all know why. It’s an elixir of health which has been used since ancient times. It boosts your immune system, improves your overall health and gives you energy.
Cinnamon is the other ingredient and you shouldn’t be surprised why we’ve included it in the drink. It’s an amazing spice which improves circulation, lowers the high levels of cholesterol, boosts metabolism and improves digestion, improves blood flow, and stimulates the fat burning process.
If you like to make the drink taste a bit more refreshing you can add some lemon juice in the mixture.
- 2 tsp. of cinnamon
- 2 tsp. of honey
Pour some water in a pot and bring it to boil. Add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Set it aside and let it cool down before you add 2tsp. of honey. Mix it all well and drink it before you go to bed. Repeat the process every night until you reach your weight goal.
The drink will detox your body, get rid of any bacteria or parasites and bur that stubborn fat in no time. Try it out and see for yourself.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been defrosting meat wrong your entire life! Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this! A recent study, conducted by the famous experts Susan Eksted has revealed that all of us have been defrosting food the wrong way our whole life. She says that most people are making a big mistake. Susan also says that leaving the food in the fridge overnight to slowly defrost is completely wrong!
This is the best way to defrost meat – Susan claims that the best way to defrost the food is to place it in cold water. She also mentioned that with this defrosting method you will preserve the taste of the food, because the water conducts heat better than air. Also this is the fastest way to defrost meat and fish.
“There has never been any good scientific evidence behind the advice that food should be thawed in the refrigerator. Maybe the idea behind this advice is that refrigerator thawing is most hygienic. It is true that meat and other foodstuffs should be stored in the refrigerator if they are thawed, but it is definitely better to thaw food quickly in water if you are going to use it right away.”
Susan also said that the best way to defrost meat is to wrap the meat in a transparent foil and put it in cold water. And, she also thinks that people who defrost meat in a microwave are also making a big mistake, because this process can damage the meat a lot. Even though you can use this meat to prepare many meals, you need to avoid defrosting your meat in a microwave. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank you and have a good one!