Dr Akilah El – Celestial Healing Wellness Center

The Natural Health and Holistic World According to Dr Akilah El

Eating These Foods Will Increase Your Risk of Developing Cancer and Heart Disease

 

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Today, there seem to be a growing amount of evidence that eating processed meats can increase your risk of cancer and heart disease. More people are turning to a vegan diet, to completely cut animal-related products from their diet. It turns out, ditching the meat in favor of healthy plant-based meals could be one of the healthiest choices.

According to a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO), processed meats are one of the leading causes of cancer, ranked right next to cigarettes. Like cigarettes, meat contains carcinogens that could lead to various types of cancer, including colon cancer.

As part of this study, researchers concluded that eating just 50 grams of processed meat each day can increase your risk of bowel cancer by 18 percent. 50 grams of meat are equivalent to two slices of bacon or one sausage.

Processed meats are manufactured using sodium nitrite.

During the processing of certain meats, sodium nitrites combine with naturally present amines in the meat to form carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds.

When ingested, these compounds are associated with cancer, according to the study.

What meats are considered processed? Some you may not have considered. It includes any meat that has been preserved by smoking, curing, salting or adding preservatives. Meats such as:

  • Ham
  • Bacon
  • Pastrami
  • Salami
  • Hot dogs
  • Sausages
  • Luncheon meat
  • Some red meats

 

Eating Meat Can Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

Across the developed world, meat-based diets are thought to be directly linked to higher rates of coronary heart disease. In the UK and the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death. In fact, one out of four deaths in the US can be linked to heart disease.

Eliminating meat from your diet could help lower your risk of various types of cancer, along with improving your overall cardiovascular health. If you want to switch from eating meat, especially processed meats, to following a vegan diet, now is the time to consider giving them up.

 

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Tropical Detox Juice Recipe

This delicious detox juice is easy on the digestive system and gently loosens any build up of mucus and waste that may have formed within the body overnight.

 
Ingredient:

1 medium ripe papaya, peeled, seeded, and sliced
1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 (1-in.) piece peeled fresh ginger
1 medium kiwi, peeled
1.2 cup fresh young coconut water (stir in after juicing)

 

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30 Simple Fat Loss Tip

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I put together some Simple Fat Loss Tips to help you lose body fat efficiently and lose weight effectively (and more importantly, keep it off).

Instead of a primary focus on losing weight or fat loss, focus on becoming as healthy as possible way down to the cellular level.

What matters is making smarter and healthier choices and finding what works best for you so you can experience your highest level of health not just physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Everything’s connected and integrated: spirit, mind, emotions and body. If there is a problem in one area, it will affect the other areas as well. The diet mentality is futile. You can only look as good on the outside as you are healthy on the inside. Make choices based on what will make you healthier today, tomorrow and for the rest of your life.

30 Simple Fat Loss Tips That Can Be Used Daily
By following these simple tips, you’ll drop body fat, boost your metabolism and ultimately change your body without counting calories, dieting or deprivation. And as an added bonus, you will increase vitality and longevity, prevent disease and live a healthy vibrant life.Foods and Beverages – What to include

1. Stabilize insulin and balance blood sugar with a balanced diet that includes nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich real foods using the PVFC method: Protein (organic grass-fed and pasture-raised meats, eggs, wild salmon, clean fish, quality protein powders), Veggies and leafy greens, Fat and Carbs (sweet potato, yams, quinoa, low sugar fruits such as berries)

2. Plenty of organic, pasture-raised protein to boost your metabolism, supply your body with amino acids to balance brain chemistry and reduce sugar cravings, healthy, healing fats, especially omega-3 sources to eliminate cravings, provide a sense of satiety and increase fat loss and plenty of fiber from leafy greens and colorful veggies.

3. Practice portion control with mindfulness during mealtime. Sit down during mealtime without distractions. No cell phones, computers, television. Chew every bite of food slowly and thoroughly.

4. Filtered water to stay hydrated. Start your day with a cup of water with the juice from a fresh lemon or lime plus a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to increase metabolism.

5. Unsweetened, organic green tea or coffee before your workout or after eating breakfast to encourage fat loss.

6. Eat a protein-rich breakfast. Include protein at every meal.

7. Prepare your environment at home and work with healthy options to minimize temptation.

8. Rotate the foods you eat every day.

Diet No-Nos: Avoid and Eliminate

9. Foods you’re intolerant or sensitive to reduce inflammation, cravings and bloating. The top culprits include wheat, gluten, sugar, artificial sweeteners, soy, corn and pasteurized dairy. However, even so-called healthy foods can be problematic for you if you eat the same thing day after day after day.

10. Super-sized portions, eating mindlessly and late night eating.

11. Chemically-laden processed, packaged and junk foods. Any product containing high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners, which increase cravings and your waist line.

12. Processed carbohydrates, wheat and grains. Ditch the nutritionally-void bagels, breads, muffins, crackers and pasta, even if they are labeled as gluten-free.

13. Liquid calories from soda, energy and sports drinks, fruity smoothies and excess alcohol.

14. GMO fats: margarine, vegetable oils, soybean oil, cooking sprays, canola oil, hydrogenated and trans fats.

15. Low-fat and non-fat foods, which are full of chemicals, artificial sweeteners and sugar.

Exercise

16. Move your body every single day.

17. Walk outdoors in nature every day.

18. Metabolic resistance training with weights three times weekly to encourage greater fat loss. Follow the 12-Week exercise program found in Fat Loss Revolution

19. Shorter, more effective workouts – intensity trumps duration for fat loss. Instead of jogging for 30-40 minutes, opt for a 12-15 minute interval workout. Interval programs can be found in The Power of 4 and Fat Loss Revolution. Also check out this 10-5-5 Workout, Sprint the Stairs and the Smart Workout.

20. Balance more intense workouts with rest days and parasympathetic activities such as walking, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, restorative, yin or gentle yoga.

Lifestyle 

21. Prioritize 7-9 hours of restful, uninterrupted sleep every night. Lights out and in bed by 10:30 p.m. at the latest.

22. Practice daily de-stressors: Practice deep, full breathing, meditation or restorative yoga, read something spiritual, spend time in nature, garden, do something you love and enjoy. Indulge in a massage, Epsom salt bath or sauna for relaxation and detoxification.

23. Make time for yourself. Avoid non-stop busyness and endless commitments.

24. Wake up every single day with a grateful mindset and appreciative attitude. Keep a gratitude journal.

25. Minimize or avoid toxic situations and people who sabotage your fat loss lifestyle. Fat loss is contagious. If your friend or spouse overeat, there’s a 57% higher tendency that you’ll overeat as well. Surround yourself with like-minded people who support your healthy lifestyle.

26. Get your mindset on the right track. Priorities, values, thoughts, emotions and attitude are all factors in your personal success in losing weight.

27. Unplug! Less television, iPads, computer, social media.

28. Stand more and sit less.

29. Start with two healthy changes each week until they become a habit. Gradually add another healthy habit each week. This is the concept of my book, The Power of 4. Be willing to invest the time, energy, commitment and resources to succeed.

30. Take it one day at a time. Value and focus on the positive progress along your journey toward health. Realize that setbacks may occur during the process. Resume your intention and focus on getting right back on track. See your transformation as progressive – a journey vs. perfection. Believe in yourself! Love yourself!

 

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The American Cancer Society Exposed

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BY CHRISTINA SARICH

Does your insurance cover the latest cancer drug that costs $159 to make, but sells for $106,000? The cost of cancer drugs has skyrocketed lately by more than 5000%, and this is not the exception, but the rule. Despite this gob-smacking display of greed, we continue to finance not only the pharmaceutical industry, but ‘charitable organizations’ that are nothing more than wolves in sheep’s clothing. [1]

The American Cancer Society (ACS) which has a cure rate of about 2.1%, receives more money in contributions every 10 minutes than the Independent Cancer Research Foundation (ICRF) receives in a whole year. ICRF arguably has cure rates closer to 90%.

Why do we continue to fund a fraud? Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., Professor Emeritus for Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois, School of Public Health, has a few ideas about why we give our money to thieves who are more interested in their next private jet or private island than saving lives. He’s written a 100-page paper on the disgusting habits of the ACS.

The Wealthiest ‘Non-Profit’ in the World

Granted, half of the cancer charities that AIP rates in a Charity Rating Guide receive a D or F grade and only 37% receive an A or B, but the ACS should fall off the scale. The ACS is the world’s wealthiest ‘nonprofit’ institution. THE WEALTHIEST. [2]

According to James Bennett, professor of economics at George Mason University and recognized authority on charitable organizations, the ACS held a fund balance of over $400 million with about $69 million of holdings in land, buildings, and equipment in 1988. Of that money, the ACS spent only $90 million— 26% of its budget— on medical research and programs. [3]

The rest covered “operating expenses,” including about 60% for generous salaries, pensions, executive benefits, and overhead. By 1989, the cash reserves of the ACS were worth more than $700 million. This does not account for the sharply-climbing prices of cancer and other drugs in the past two decades. [4]

Despite having more money than any other charitable organization, the ACS bears a major responsibility for losing the winnable war against cancer. Hundreds of alternative methods for treating cancer are ignored. That ‘non-profit’ title should be stripped from them.

Who Funds the ACS?

The ACS is in bed with just about every major player in the cancer-is-money-scheme. Their ties to Big Pharma, Big Ag, Big Biotech, and Big Food are all apparent in Dr. Epstein’s paper:

  • The ACS has a committee which seeks to destroy all non-patentable, non-toxic, generally cheap therapies, in favor of expensive, toxic chemotherapy and drug remedies alone.
  • The ACS is also bedfellows with the mammography industry.
  • The ACS is supported handsomely by the biotech industry.
  • The ACS is also supported by the cosmetics industry.
  • Junk food companies donate heavily to the ACS.
  • Petrochemical companies donate to the ACS.
  • Pharmaceutical companies like Astra Zeneca are directly promoted through the ACS.

The ACS, along with the National Cancer Institute, almost exclusively focus on cancer research and the diagnosis and the chemical treatment of cancer. Preventive strategies, such as avoiding environmental toxins (found in products like cosmetics or cleaning products), changing one’s diet, and reducing exposure to pesticides receive virtually no consideration at all.

Epstein writes:

“Giant corporations, which profited handsomely while they polluted air, water, the workplace, and food with a wide range of carcinogens, remain greatly comforted by the silence of the ACS. This silence reflected a complex of mindsets fixated on diagnosis, treatment, and basic genetic research, together with ignorance, indifference, and even hostility to prevention. Not surprisingly, the incidence of cancer over past decades has escalated, approximately parallel to its increased funding.”

The next new cancer drug is just around the corner, and you can bet it won’t be cheap…or effective. After more than forty years mainstream medicine still offers less than a 3% cure rate over 5 years. Why? Well, the sad reality is that it’s too profitable for us to stay sick.

In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. Approximately $6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer care are $125 billion, with a projected 39% increase to $173 billion by 2020. The ACS is the ghost in the machine running this mayhem.

Ditch the ACS, and urge your company to stop donating to them. The wealthiest ‘charity’ on the planet doesn’t need another red cent from another cancer patient. Your health is priceless; don’t sell it to the corporate profiteers.

Sources:

[1] CommonHealth.wbur

[2] CharityWatch

[3] Bennett, J. T. Health research charities: Doing little in research but emphasizing politics. Union Leader, Manchester, N. H., September 20, 1990

[4] Bennett, J. T., and DiLorenzo, T. J. Unhealthy Charities: Hazardous to Your Health and Wealth. Basic Books, New York, 1994.

[5] Mercola

More Reasons To Eat Ginger for Good Health

Ginger is an ancient wonder spice and is given the status of a “natural medicine chest” in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits.

If you want to improve your health, lose weight, fight inflammation, and maintain your brain performance, then you may want to always use ginger in all your foods. Here is a look at some of the best reasons for using more ginger.

  1. Natural Decongestant

You can use ginger as a natural decongestant. This could help you deal with common cold, sinusitis, and any other illness that causes congestion. Ginger contains anti-histamines that will help break up mucus, relieve headaches, sore throats, and other symptoms related to the cold or flu.

  1. Improve Digestion

Ginger can improve your digestion and digestive health. It increases the amount of digestive acid in your stomach, promotes better gastric motility and boosts your metabolism. If you have been suffering from digestive issues, try consuming more ginger.

  1.  Prevent Flatulence

You may think that spicy ginger would irritate the stomach, but ginger is in fact a soothing herb. It is an anti-flatulence that is used to reduce gas, bloating and flatulence. If you fight gas or flatulence often, try adding fresh ginger to your meals or have an after-dinner cup of ginger tea.

  1.  Fight Inflammation

One of the greatest benefits of ginger is that it can help fight inflammation. If you have arthritis or an condition that causes inflammation, then you should include more ginger in your diet. These benefits actually work quickly, so you may notice a reduction in your inflammation within a few hours.

  1.  Prevent Heartburn

If you regularly have to deal with acid reflux, consume more ginger. Ginger helps with digestion and reduce the symptoms of acid reflux, or heartburn. In fact, many people find that ginger is more effective than most acid reflux medications.

  1.  Prevent Nausea

Use more ginger to deal with motion sickness, morning sickness related to pregnancy, and general nausea. Ginger may even help reduce nausea related to chemotherapy.

  1.  Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

There is growing evidence that consuming ginger on a regular basis can help prevent the development or the spread of Alzheimer’s Disease and reduce brain deterioration. When digestive health (our second brain) is healthy, our brain is healthy.

  1.  Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

If you have diabetes, consuming ginger could help you maintain low blood sugar levels. Ginger has anti-diabetic properties that can help prevent spikes in blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol levels, and lower high blood pressure.

  1.  Promote Weight Loss

Ginger can provide you with a boost of energy, improve your metabolism, and help you lose weight. In fact, almost all of the benefits listed could help you with your weight loss goals.

  1. Improve Absorption Of Nutrients

The final benefit in this list is the ability of ginger to improve the absorption of nutrients in other foods. By including more ginger in your diet, you can receive more vitamins and minerals from the foods that you eat. Ginger activates enzymes that promote the absorption of nutrients.

 

Deciding How Much Ginger to Use

 Now that you know why you should use more ginger, how much ginger should you use? You may not have to keep track of exactly how much ginger you use each day, but many people claim that including at least 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger in their meals and tea each day can help them get over the common cold or other illnesses.

Ginger is incredibly beneficial, affordable, and readily available. You have no reason to avoid ginger, unless you are allergic to it. So if you want to promote better health, grab some fresh ginger root and start adding it to your foods and juices.

 

 

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