Immune system booster – sweet potato, ginger and tumeric soup

I couldn’t resist sharing with you this powerful recipe that will not only boost your immune system but also increase your energy level.
I tried myself and I absolutely fall in love with this recipe.
Following CNM description, this spicy, warming soup has a perfect variety of ingredients to help with overall health and wellbeing.
  • Turmeric and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties and may support the immune system as well as sore, achy joints.
  • Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, necessary to form vitamin A which is essential for eye health, digestion and the immune system.
  • The chickpeas are a good source of protein. Eating protein with every meal, as well as eating complex carbohydrates such as vegetables helps sustain energy levels throughout the day. The soup can be made in batches and frozen.
 INGREDIENTS
  • 4 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive/coconut oil for heating
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed 8 minutes before cooking to benefit from its properties
  • 2 cm freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 600 ml vegetable stock/water
  • 400 g cooked chickpeas rinsed thoroughly
  • salt and pepper to taste
Optional topping
  • a drizzle of extra virgin cold pressed olive oil or
  • 1 tsp coconut yogurt

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What wine does to your complexion

How many times have we done it? Cream, mask, hoping to wake up in the morning with a beautiful, glowing face but instead, you see reddened cheeks, dehydrated skin, enlarged pores …
No cream here will help, I know it myself because it took me a long time to make a conscious decision to determine what is causing imperfections on the face. And here the answer is simple – many people experience skin problems due to bad diet habits.

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Radiant complexion with parsley, the best detox for your skin.

Do you miss your radiant complexion and your youthful glamorous charm? Are you opening another cream and seeing your reflection? Another serum, another mask, visiting the beautician and nothing !!!
At one point I lost hope that one day my skin would look radiant until finally my mother’s friend – Mrs. Tusia – instructed me to drink a smoothie with parsley. At first, the thought of consuming green leaves made me feel sick. Since childhood, I did not love parsley. So far that I remember I did not move the Sunday broth until I picked out all the floating leaves of it.
The recipe is simple:
Half a bunch of parsley, kiwi, lemon and half a glass of water.
Of course, these proportions can be changed according to your taste preferences.
We’re ready to go!
After a month of regular consumption, you will see a difference. Why is it working?
This smoothie is a real vitamin C bomb! which strengthens, cleanses the body, improves complexion and humor!
Parsley helps to purify our body by its essential oils, whose main ingredient is apiol and myristicin. Both substances have strong disinfection and diuretic properties. Parsley improves digestion, relieves fermentation in the intestines while detoxifying the body. In addition, it relieves neuralgia and helps in the treatment of urolithiasis.
Nutritional values speak for themselves – 100g of iron is 5 mg of iron and 177 mg of vitamin C (more than citrus !!!). It has a great effect on eyesight and complexion because it has as much as 5510 μg of beta-carotene and 3.1 mg of vitamin E. Parsley also has folic acid (170 μg) and mineral salts: magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. Choking of the leaves is recommended for smokers because it immediately improves bad breath.
I recommend it, really worth it!
Check also the post how to get your immune system ready for winter:

Primrose, a modest miracle of nature 

Introducing the latest addition to my collection of health miracles of nature…Primrose!
This rather inconspicuous plant growing in fields has great healing properties, which are increasingly became popular in the pharmacological industry and cosmetology.
The primrose, or more specifically its seeds, is rich in unsaturated fatty acids (EFAs) – linoleic acid (LA) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which depends on the correct course of many life processes.
Primrose oil are also other fatty acids – oleic, palmitic and stearic – and additionally phytosterols, protein rich in sulfur amino acids and tryptophan, enzymes, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, magnesium and calcium.
What the modest miracle can do:

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Garlic stronger than drugs

For hundreds of years, garlic has been known for its unique value in treating various types of illness, from the common cold to the complex inflammation. Recent studies have shown, however, that garlic has such strong medicinal properties that it is increasingly recommended for serious heart conditions or cancer.

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Dirty happiness. Your way to health

The old proverb says “through the stomach to the heart”, however, the up-to-date modern version should read “through the gut to happiness”. Doesn’t sound glamorous and romantic but it is certainly more accurate.20151215 sucessful people

Serotonin – commonly referred as the hormone of happiness, is one of the best-known neurotransmitters affecting our emotions and behavior. As much as 90% of the production of this hormone occurs in the gut –  not as previously thought – in the brain!

Serotonin can’t complain about lack of activities, it regulates sleep, appetite, sexual drive, affects body temperature and blood pressure. The whole umbrella of properties is still being discovered but the breakthrough finding was to prove that the huge effect on serotonin production is the effect of colonizing bacteria.

In a recent study published by Cell, Pasadena researchers found also that there are three types of hormone-producing cells: immune cells, nerve cells and primarily enterochromatophilic (EC) cells. After careful observations and experiments, scientists have shown that if there are no typical bacteria in the intestines of the mammal, then EC cells produce 60% less serotonin, which can result in disrupted hormone production, energy loss, and depression. If the digestive system once again resides microbes, the level of happiness hormone returns to the previous state, which immediately reflects on our well-being. Therefore the role of good bacteria for our well being is critical.

Let’s not go into an obsession of using antibacterial cleaning products, wipes. I am not to avoid cleanness but as of everything in life, there has to be balance!

Stay tuned –  my next blog post is dedicated to good bacteria and what food to avoid and include to make our gut happy.  If you are interested in the subject to join me on Gut Health Symposium on the 16th September 2017.

 

 

 

7 naturalnych pogromców raka o których lekarze nie chcą mówić

Kurkuma – zwana również szafranem indyjskim posiada silne właściwości odtruwające i wzmacniająceorganizm. Kurkuma jednak kurumie nie równa.Ta sprzedawana w popularnych sklepach spożywczych zawiera duże zawartości ołowiu i zanieczyszczeń, a tym samym zamiast pomóc może tylko zaszkodzić. Ze względu na dużą zawartość metali ciężkich może stać się prawdziwą poży wką dla komórek rakowych. Dlatego tak ważne jest spożywanie organicznej kurkumy, która zawiera phytonutrient curcumini. Jej cudowne właściwości nadal są odkrywane, szczegółowo opisałam je w blogu – Kurkuma przyprawa na wagę złota.

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Olej z nasion konopi – przez tysiące lat olej z nasion konopi był wykorzystany jako eliksir posiadający anty-mutagenne działanie, które zapobiega uszkodzeniom genetycznym przez wolne rodniki i / lub promieniowanie. Read more

“Small stepping stones” Hollie Smith, a poll dancer gives her wellbeing tips

Today Nature without Limits talks to Hollie Smith, a passionate poll dancer who shares her golden rules on how to stay healthy and positive.

What always puts a big smile on your face?

I love teaching dance! It’s so amazing to see students develop in both dance itself and self-confidence, seeing students excel at what they never thought they’d be able to do and being part of that happiness it very fulfilling. I love my students, we have so much fun and laugh a lot during classes, everyone is really supportive of each other and there is always a very positive energy.

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The pole community is full of so many empowering women, they are supportive of each other, they train hard, they stand up for their beliefs and are mesmerising to watch perform. To name a few Olga Koda, Daria Che, Jordan Kensley, Cleo the Hurricane and Michelle Shimmy. Read more