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Health Benefits of Organic Blackstrap Molasses

I Organic Blackstrap Molasseshave just re-familiarized myself with the power of blackstrap molasses in conjunction with apple cider vinegar (Braggs) The recipe is 2 teaspoons of the apple cider vinegar with 1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses in a glass of warm water that had 1 teaspoon of lemon juice squeezed into it. Do this morning and night. This could possibly help people who suffer form gout due to the efficiency of this concoction.

I’d like to clarify some things about molasses. It is indeed one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Think about it, they harvest a field of sugar cane, remove as much water, fiber, and sugar as possible. What’s left? Concentrated organic minerals! If you found such a supplement at the health store it would be very expensive. Yet here it is, dirt cheap and delicious.

Organic minerals have been taken up from the soil by the plants and changed into a form that is easily absorbed and utilized by all living things. The mineral supplements you might find at a drugstore, you may notice, are very heavy. That’s because they are made from ground up rock. The minerals are in inorganic form and hard for the body to absorb. Most of it winds up in the toilet.

The iron in drugstore vitamins and processed food is often, literally, iron filings. Nasty and toxic. The organic iron in molasses, on the other hand, will do you no harm. Very good for you.

Blackstrap molasses contains much higher levels of many of these nutrients than regular molasses, especially when it comes to iron content. Other important nutrients obtained from blackstrap include vitamin B6, calcium, manganese, magnesium and potassium.

This rich nutritional profile makes blackstrap molasses a highly regarded super food and popular dietary supplement. Here are 15 health benefits of blackstrap molasses.

Magnesium plays an important role in the activation of more than 300 enzymes in your body that regulate body functions. It works together with calcium in maintaining proper muscle contraction, regulating blood pressure and building bones and teeth. Molasses is loaded with the mineral magnesium. Consuming 3.5 ounces of molasses provides you with 242 milligrams of magnesium, which is 61 percent of the DV set by the FDA.

Cancer Prevention
Anecdotal evidence and numerous testimonials suggest that blackstrap molasses may play a role in cancer prevention and the treatment of certain types of cancer. Its dense nutritional profile supports these claims, however scientific research and clinical trials are not available to confirm. The high calcium content of blackstrap suggests that it may be useful in preventing and treating colon cancer. It has also been associated with shrinking cancerous tumors.

Some health officials are weary of molasses for cancer treatment due to its high iron and sugar content, which is believed to enable cancer proliferation. Some testimonials have suggested combining blackstrap molasses with baking soda for cancer to good effect.

Antioxidant Protection
Blackstrap molasses is an excellent source of the antioxidant manganese, providing about 27.5% the DV per tablespoon. Manganese helps the body fight free radical damage to cells and DNA. Foods with great antioxidant protection are believed to help prevent cancer and heart disease and may also slow the effects of aging.

Molasses, especially the dark and blackstrap varieties, is rich in antioxidants. A study published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” in December 2012 on the potential health effects of molasses found that molasses is a good source of antioxidants. In fact, another study published in the “Journal of the American Dietetic Association” in January 2009 concluded that, based on an average intake of 130 grams per day of refined sugars and the antioxidant activity measured in typical American diets, substituting alternative sweeteners like blackstrap molasses could increase antioxidant intake to a level similar to that found in a serving of berries or nuts.

Energy Production
Blackstrap molasses can offer a temporary energy boost by providing carbohydrates that are quickly converted into energy in the body. More importantly, it can aid energy production because it helps replenish the body’s storage of iron. Iron plays a vital role in energy production, transporting oxygen in the blood. Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue and energy hindering conditions like anemia, which seriously inhibit energy levels. Blackstrap molasses also provides vitamin B6, which plays a key role in energy production.

Bone Health
Blackstrap molasses provides many of the daily nutrients needed to help keep the bones healthy and strong, including iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and copper. Maintaining a recommended daily allowance of these minerals can greatly reduce the risk of osteoporosis and other diseases of the bone.

Heart Health
Blackstrap molasses provides many of the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain good heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease. These include manganese, magnesium, copper, calcium, potassium and vitamin B6. Together these nutrients can help treat blood clotting, reducing the risk of stroke, lower blood pressure and fight oxidative stress and inflammation to the cardiovascular system.

Colon Health
Blackstrap molasses is a very good source of calcium, which helps cleanse the colon of toxins. Calcium is often associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer.

High In Iron
Just one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses provides nearly 20% of the DV of iron. Iron deficiency is associated with many different conditions, including dizziness, fatigue, hair loss, irritability and anemia. Iron is particularly important for women during menstruation. Iron plays a critical role in blood and cell function and is essential to energy production. It also helps the body fight off infections, supports brain and muscle function and help improves immunity.

Very Good Source of Potassium
One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses provides about 14.5% the DV of potassium. Potassium is essential to maintaining good cardiovascular health and improving bone density. It can help keep blood pressure low, supports proper carbohydrate metabolism and can help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. Potassium deficiency is also associated with an increased risk of arthritis.

Including molasses in your diet provides your body with a powerful potassium boost. Potassium plays an important role in the activation of enzymes used in carbohydrate and protein metabolism. It works with calcium and magnesium to support the proper functioning of muscle contraction. Potassium also helps maintain a steady heartbeat and helps balance body fluids. A 3.5-ounce serving of molasses contains 1,464 milligrams of potassium, which is 42 percent of the DV set by the FDA.

Very Good Source of Calcium
Calcium is not only essential to maintaining healthy bones and teeth, but plays a vital role in colon health, heart health, blood clotting, brain nerve activity and muscle function. Just one tablespoon will provide over 17% the DV of calcium.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in your body. It’s crucial in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth and plays an important role in proper muscle contractions and relaxation. It also contributes to the healthy functioning of your heart, nerves and other body systems. In addition, calcium is linked to osteoporosis prevention. Molasses is rich in calcium. Each 3.5-ounce serving contains 205 milligrams, which is 21 percent of the daily values set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Good Source of Selenium
Blackstrap molasses is a good source of selenium, providing about 5% of the DV per tablespoon. Selenium plays a key role in thyroid function, antioxidant protection, cancer prevention, cardiovascular health and inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Selenium deficiency can lead to these and other health conditions.

Good Source of Vitamin B6
One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses provides 7.5% the DV of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is needed for the immunity, the nervous system, cell formation, blood health and energy production. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.

Alternative Sweetener
Blackstrap molasses can sweeten food without many of the negative side effects of regular sugar and artificial sweeteners. It is very low on the glycemic index and appears to be a healthier option for diabetic and pre-diabetic people, requiring very little insulin production and altering blood sugar levels far less than regular cane sugar. It is also rich with vital nutrients, where cane sugar offers only fattening carbohydrates.

Weight Loss
Blackstrap molasses provides many vitamins and minerals and boosts energy while containing zero fat and very few calories. This makes it a healthy alternative to sugar and a good addition to an active, low fat weight loss program.

Stomach & Digestive Problems
Anecdotal evidence suggests that blackstrap molasses may help with stomach and digestive problems. Testimonials claim that it can help to soothe stomach aches, help to cure stomach ulcers and may be useful in treating irritable bowel and other digestive conditions, including constipation and diarrhea.

Skin Health
Testimonials claim that blackstrap molasses is great for skin health and may help to cure eczema, psoriasis, acne and other skin conditions. Blackstrap molasses contains powerful antioxidants, which are believed to contribute to good skin health and lower the risk of lines, wrinkles and other skin conditions associated with premature aging.

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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Nutrition

 

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I’ve Fallen Down and Can’t Get Up by Rolly Polly

image descriptionThere is an urgency for people to realize that when they eat toxic foods they are going to gain weight and have health problems. When I was doing the promotion and marketing for my Chiropractic clinic I would write local newspaper articles with titles like “I’ve Fallen Down and Can’t Get Up” for chiropractic and spinal decompression and “Certain Foods are Driving Children Crazy” for nutritional products my partners and I carried. We had a monthly workshop usually on Weight Loss and I created a PowerPoint presentation for that. I also did patient photos and testimonials that I put into a press book and left in the clinic for others to read.

Another new patient attractor was a line of whole food products that transformed patients to a healthy lifestyle. Weight loss was the key factor but what the patients also got was more energy and a desire to exercise which we all know is crucial to a patient’s overall success.

I’ve recently come across a nutritional system that has all the above prepackaged for me and I’m doing this type of promotion to transform family and friends to a healthy lifestyle. It can also be another source of income for any health care professional, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, MD, Massage Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Life Coach, or individual wanting to be an entrepreneur.

I will speak to anyone on the subjects of health and nutrition. Leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Paul Turnbull, Purpose Consultant

 
 

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What Industries would I invest in?

What industries do I think I should invest in? Rightfully, I should invest in those industries that create jobs for more people and hopefully those industries that also benefit rather than harm the general public. As an investor I have a choice in who I wish to invest in.

I for one would not invest in the pharmaceutical companies because of the number of side effects of their products that are increasing the ill-health of the general public rather than improving their health. I would not invest in the oil or auto industries because of the amount of pollutants they are putting into the air that again result in ill-health and the destruction of the environment that I so love. I would invest in the new electric vehicle industry because it is replacing the internal combustion engine and as far as I know it will decrease the number of pollutants in the air. Along with that would be the investment in solar energy that harvests energy from the sun. I would invest in the organic food industry and not support chemical companies that again pollute the air, water and earth. The beef, chicken, pig industry is not one to invest in because of the way they again use chemicals to force grow these animals and from the consumption of them increase the ill-health of those eating them. Meaning me as an investors as well as the general public. I would of course invest in naturally grown animals that contain no chemicals or hormones. Now the psychiatric and psychological industry is also suspect because of their use of chemicals in the form of mind-altering drugs. Who would invest in this industry if it meant that you or your family members might become the effect of those drugs? That leaves me with the industry of mass destruction also know as the war machine. Why would I invest in the destruction of other countries and the death of their peoples and my own? That leaves the educational industry, private schools etc. Should or would I invest in those? The answer is yes because I have. I chose to send my daughter to a private school that didn’t allow the drugging of our children and they feed those children well with food that was organically grown. Nor did this school allow psychological testing of our children because it was found that students on drugs couldn’t learn or retain what they were taught and nor could they produce products once they graduated. Oftentimes they became a burden on society.

What does that leave me to invest in? The largest borrowers of money are governments. Are there governments for the people or are they governments based on enhancing the wealth of the few to the determent of the many.

That leaves me very few industries to invest in. So what am I to do? I would think that the sane thing to do would be to invest in businesses and industries that are in my local environment and my selection of those businesses would be based on the product they were producing and the effect it had on the environment and the people within that environment. Plus I would benefit directly from my investments as my environment would improve first and expand out into a greater sphere of influence.

I would invest in health care professionals that use no drugs and had a tendency to teach their patients how to eat natural foods that would result in a higher level of production for those patients. Industries like Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Massage and of course those industries that use natural remedies rather than drugs. I like these industries because they have a goal of getting their patients off their medication and drugs. I have known great medical doctors as well who have risen above the normal and have moved into the area of nutrition rather then drugs.

What industries would you invest in?

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2010 in Chiropractic, Health Care

 

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“How Sugar and Sweeteners Can Ruin Your Health”

I was prompted to write this article after seeing a commercial on TV promoting an “All Natural” chocolate pudding. The camera gave a close up of the ingredients and the first one was “milk” which we all know is not natural, and the second one was “sugar.” Now, how the heck is sugar natural? Of course they had athletic people jumping up and down doing the splits and showing how much “energy” they were getting from the milk laden sugar chemical concoction. Here’s all the information you need to know about sugar from a reputable source.

“Lick the Sugar Habit” by Nancy Appleton, PhD warns of the negative often dangerous effects of sugar on the body. In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis [balance], excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. Using documentation from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications, I have summed up the consequences of a body out of homeostasis due to eating excess sugar. You might make a copy of this list and put it on your refrigerator or tape it to the pantry door you keep your sugar bowl.”

Sugar can suppress the immune system.

Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.

Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.

Sugar can cause drowsiness and decrease activity in children.

Sugar can adversely affect children’s school grade.

Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.

Sugar can cause kidney damage.

Sugar can reduce helpful high density lipoproteins (HDLs)

Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful low density lipoproteins (LDLs)

Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.

Sugar can cause copper deficiency.

Sugar interferes with the absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Sugar may lead to breast, ovaries, prostrate, and rectum cancer.

Sugar can cause colon cancer, with an increased risk in women.

Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer.

Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.

Sugar can weaken eyesight.

Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.

Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.

Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.

Sugar malabsorption is common in those with functional bowel disease.

Sugar can speed the aging process causing wrinkles and gray hair.

Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

Sugar can promote tooth decay.

Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.

High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Sugar can cause a raw inflamed intestinal tract in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.

Sugar can cause arthritis.

Sugar can cause asthma.

Sugar can candidiasis (yeast infection).

Sugar can lead to the formation of gallstones.

Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.

Sugar can cause appendicitis.

Sugar can exacerbate the Symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Sugar can cause blood platelet adhesiveness, which cause

Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids.

Sugar can cause varicose veins.

Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraception users.

Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.

Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

Sugar contributes to salvia activity.

Sugar can cause decrease in insulin sensitivity.

Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.

Sugar can decrease growth hormone.

Sugar can increase cholesterol.

Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.

Sugar can change the structure of protein, cause interference with protein absorption.

Sugar cause food allergies.

Sugar can contribute to diabetes.

Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.

Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.

Sugar can cause cataracts.

Sugar can cause emphysema.

Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.

Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.

Sugar lowers the enzymes’ ability to function.

Sugar can cause loss of tissue elasticity and function.

Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increase the size of the liver.

Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.

Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.

Sugar can overstress the pancreas, cause damage.

Sugar can cause constipation.

Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).

Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.

Sugar can cause tendons to become brittle.

Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves, which can alter the ability to think clearly.

Sugar can cause depression.

Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low-sugar diets.

Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.

Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.

 

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What do you actually do for your patients?

Earl Hits a High NoteI have often asked my clients to list out the answers to the following question: “What do you actually do for your patients?” These are some of the answers:

1. Reduce or eliminate nerve interference.
2. Reduce or eliminate structural abnormality.
3. Increase immune system resistance to disease.
4. Restore body to optimum health.
5. Enhance the enjoyment of life.
6. Reduce anxiety.
7. Alleviate headaches, neck and back pain.
8. Restore normal gait.
9. Reduce and eliminate scoliosis.
10. Increase endurance.
11. Allow the body to heal itself.
12. Prevent disease.
13. Prevent or eliminate the use of drugs and unnecessary surgeries.
14. Give them natural alternative care.
15. Its inexpensive compared to other forms of treatment.
16. Its safe.
17. Results are usually immediate.
18. Increased energy.
19. Increased productivity resulting in increased income or saved income.
20. Increased sex drive.
21. Fertility.
22. Increase in quality of life.
23. Increased intelligence.
24. Decrease of arthritic activity, disk disease or degeneration.
25. Prevents injuries.
26. Increased awareness and alertness.
27. Decrease of trigger points.
28. Sleep better.
29. Reduces stress.
30. It gives the patient their life back.

The list could go on and you should add your own miracles to this list. The next question you should ask yourself is: “What is all this worth?” The answer is that it is “priceless.”

Paul Turnbull (727) 445-7842 purposeconsultant@gmail.com

President, EP Management, Inc. www.expandingpractice.com

 

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So You Want Performance!

So, you want to increase your performance or zest for life? There are actually three parts to that:

1. Function: Getting the body functioning as close to 100% as possible. This requires that you select a Chiropractor who is interested in transitioning you to a Healthy Lifestyle and is willing to monitor you weekly until you succeed. Knowing that the nervous system controls every function in the body we can assume that if the flow of life giving energy from the brain is interfered with and doesn’t reach a certain portion of the body, that portion will start to wither and die. We also know that the brain will shut off an injured area in order to protect the function of the rest of the body. The brain will actually numb out an area in order to shut off the pain impulses it is receiving. Getting your spine aligned is an important part of achieving a healthy properly functioning body.
2. Exercising: If part of the transition is a desire for better performance or requires a loss of weight then exercising at the right intensity will give you energy while reducing your weight. Fat is actually stored energy. I like to get up in the morning and drink a large glass of pure water, then drink a greens drink and take 300 mgs. of niacin, a B complex capsule, 1000 mgs. of vitamin C, let it digest and when I start feeling the flush from the niacin I head for my rebounder while listening to the music channel so that the music inspires me to work out. I do this for 30 minutes and by that time the niacin flush has ended. Now why the niacin and why the flush. Well it is my understanding that overnight the body is repairing itself and cleansing toxins. So in the morning would be the best time to flush the system of whatever is left over and start the day new. Also the flush is putting the nutrition from the greens drink and the vitamins I took right into the cells of the body so that they get the nutrition they need to start the day right.
3. Nutrition: The right nutrition will naturally increase your energy and reduce your weight without giving you the feeling of hunger. The first and most important part of nutrition is the consumption of large quantities of pure water. Start your day with at lease 10 ounces on an empty stomach and continue to drink at least eight, 8 ounces glasses a day. An easy formula is to take your weight, let’s say you are at 200 lbs you divide that by 2 and you need to drink 100 ounces of water or ten 10 ounce glasses of water a day.
Then you have to cut out white flour, sugar, sweets, chips, and all other processed foods. Your Chiropractor or nutritionist can guide you. They can also recommend what vitamins, minerals and oils you need to take. I prefer a raw food diet as I know that I’m consuming energy giving live products. I really don’t believe that you can get energy from dead foods. Its a simple idea and you need to transition to this type of food consumption.
Paul Turnbull – Purpose Consultant (727) 643-8376
purposeconsultant@gmail.com
 
 

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