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Talking about BINGING

ht3Should you choose to have a binging session during the holidays, and feel rather “queasy” the following days… may I recommend drinking: 1 teaspoon of Sodium Bicarbonate dissolved in a large glass of warm water first thing in the morning. It will work wonders at reducing the acidity in your stomach and you will feel much better.

The Power of the cabbage Leave

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I grew up believing that little boys Cabbage babyjpg were born in cabbages……

Now…. I know better….

Still, there are some old fashion believes about cabbages that can be trusted as they have proven to be successful throughout the ages.

Google informs:

“Cabbage is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber. Cabbage is also an excellent source of manganese, vitamin B6, and folate; and a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, tryptophan, protein, and magnesium. Studies suggest that it, as well as other cruciferous vegetables, may reduce the risk of some cancers, especially those in the colorectal group. This is possibly due to the glucosinolates found in cole crops, which stimulate the production of detoxifying enzymes that remove carcinogen screated during metabolism, or due to the sulphoraphane content, also responsible for metabolic anti-carcinogenic activities. Purple cabbage also contains anthocyanins, which in other vegetables have been shown to have anti-carcinogenic properties.Along with other cole crops, cabbage is a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical that boosts DNA repair in cells and has been shown—in experiments using cell cultures and animal models—to block the growth of cancer cells.

Research suggests that boiling these vegetables reduces their anti-carcinogenic properties.

Food-borne illness

In addition to its usual purpose as an edible vegetable, cabbage has been used historically as a medicinal herb for a variety of purported health benefits. The Ancient Greeks recommended consuming the vegetable as a laxative, and used cabbage juice as an antidote for mushroom poisoning, for eye salves, and for liniments used to help bruises heal. In Cato the Elder‘s work De Agri Cultura (“On Agriculture”), he suggested that women could prevent diseases by bathing in urine obtained from those who had frequently eaten cabbage. The ancient Roman nobleman Pliny the Elder described both culinary and medicinal properties of the vegetable, recommending it for drunkenness—both preventatively to counter the effects of alcohol, and to cure hangovers. Similarly, the Ancient Egypt iansate cooked cabbage at the beginning of meals to reduce the intoxicating effects of wine.]This traditional usage persisted in European literature until the mid-20th century.

The cooling properties of the leaves were used in Britain as a treatment for:

  • Trench foot in World War I
  • As compresses for ulcers and breast abscesses.
    • Accumulated scientific evidence corroborates that cabbage leaf treatment can:
    • Reduce the pain and hardness of engorged breasts
    • Increase the duration of breast feeding.
  • Other medicinal uses recorded in Europe folk medicine include:
  • In the United States, cabbage has been used as:
    • A hangover cure,
    • To treat abscesses,
    • To prevent sunstroke,
    • To cool body parts affected by fevers.
    • So….. You may want to cool off on a bed of cabbage leave? It would be a good experiment if you had a fever
      Cabbage_bedand see if the cabbage leaves assist in reducing your body temperature.
  • The leaves have also been used to:

If you have a swollen joint, a bad bruise, or recovering from surgery. Cover the affected area with cabbage leaves (remove the hard centre bit) and keep it on the affected area for 6 hours. See the result. The easiest way is to try this just before you go to bed.

Trust the humble cabbage leave. It will give you a good surprise.

Raising the legs of your bed at the feet end?
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Do you suffer from:

  • Restless legs
  • Cramps at night
  • Aching legs at night that wake you up
  • Sore legs or feet just as you get up and then it dissipates during the day.

Take Magnesium in the evenings,

  • Soak your feet and legs in Epsom Salt every evening
  • Also I would like you to consider that this may be due to poor blood circulation and that you could benefit by raising the legs of your bed “by the feet end”. This will encourage blood return up your legs which may relieve some of your issues.