2018 A New Year, Fresh Start

https://mobile-cuisine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/new-years-resolution-e1483713286404.jpgSo as many of you know, my New Year’s resolution is to begin fresh. Leaving the past behind and stating over with a positive and joyous outlook. This  is, in my opinion, making a healthy new start to the new year.

I began by getting rid of photos. Now I know, many of you will think this is a bad move. Let me explain. had many photos that I had not looked at for about 5 or 6 years. When I began sorting them, there was so much pain, sorrow, regret, anger, bitterness and very little joy or happiness in the remembrances. So I asked myself, “Do I really want to keep all this negative reminders around or have only happy, joyful memories? I decided to get rid of it all. Now I did keep a very few of the photos that had no negative effects. But it was like 6 or 7 photos. I had previously sent some photos to those who might appreciate them.

After throwing them in the dumpster, I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. Like I was FREE. I am glad because I didn’t want to change my mind and have to jump in that dumpster to retrieve them. 😊

I also did a lot of shredding. Getting rid of old papers like tax returns from years ago. It was a very busy day. I empty out two storage bins. I felt so good about what I had done that I decided to keep going.

I guess what you would call my new outlook would be “minimalist”. I don’t need or want too much “junk” cluttering up my house or my mind.

So far, I am off to a good start. My new mantra is, “If you have not used something or even taken it out of the storage bin in a year, you don’t need it. Throw it out or sell it on LetGo.

Now I have about 3 or 4 more bins to go through. Next, my closets!

Cranberries and UTIs

So I started researching cranberry juice as a way to prevent urinary tract infections. I have had issues with this condition for awhile and not having much luck preventing it. I read many articles stating that cranberries really do help by discouraging bacteria from attaching to your urinary tract.

Apparently, no one knows for sure. WebMD says it seems to work for some. In an article titled Are Cranberries Good for UTI Prevention? They say, “It could be that nutrients in cranberries change the bacteria so that they can’t stick to the urinary tract. Or it may be that cranberries create a slippery coating on the urinary tract walls that makes it hard for E. coli to get a good grip.”

While I cannot say yes or no, I can tell you that I used to have UTIs frequently, but since I started taking a cranberry supplement, I no longer have that problem.  Try it for yourself, but be advised to check with your doctor first. WebMD states,” If you take the blood-thinning medication warfarin, you should avoid cranberry products, because cranberries can interact with warfarin and cause bleeding.” So Always check with your doctor before starting any new supplement. I take chewable CranActin by Solary. They are easy to take and taste great!

Curcumin: A Miracle Spice?

This component of the spice tumeric has been getting a lot of press lately. There have been multiple studies that show curcumin’s many health benefits.  In fact, it has been used as a powerful medicine for many years in India.
Is all the hype real? Study after study has shown curcumin as a powerful anti-inflammatory supplement.
Impressive scientific research has shown that curcumin, a unique antioxidant compound found in the root of the turmeric plant, may be one of the most powerful, natural brain-supporting substances ever discovered!(1)

Curcumin is a potent inhibitor of the body’s most powerful inflammation-causing chemical, called Nf-kappa beta. In fact, curcumin has been shown in numerous studies to tame joint pain and muscle soreness, and support cognitive health, cardiovascular wellness, immune function and more.[6,7,8,9,10]
In my opinion, one of the best curcumin supplements, with the best bioavailability is Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder By: MegaFood.
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Scientific References

1.Curr Med Chem 2013;20(32):3955-85.

2.Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2009; 41(1): 40-59.

3.J Neurosci Res. 2004 Mar 15; 75(6): 742-50.

4.Nutrition. Sept 2009, 25(9): 964-972.

5.J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2007 May; 321(2): 616-25.

6.Biochem Pharmacol. 2005 Sep 1; 70(5): 700-13.

First blog post

Treat Cancer with food? Yes!

April 3, 2017

William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game. Watch this Ted talk now.