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Smoking is one of the most detrimental habits you can have, as it severely damages health and leads to various ailments.

More than 16 million Americans suffer from some health problems as a result of smoking, and for every individual killed by this deadly habit, at least 30 people live with a severe smoking related illness.

The cigarette smoke causes severe and irreversible damage to the lungs, so we strongly advise that you try to give up smoking, as it is never too late.

However, there is a completely safe, natural remedy which will help you cleanse the lungs of toxins and reduce the negative effects of smoking!

This beneficial drink contains three main ingredients, onion, ginger, and turmeric, which are all rich in healthy ingredients.

Onions are rich in powerful antioxidants and cancer-fighting properties. They effectively inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

On the other hand, ginger has numerous other healthy properties, including the removal of excess mucus, accumulates in the lungs, due to smoking.

Turmeric is a popular Indian spice with gold color and a wide range of health properties. It has been shown to be useful in the treatment of more than 600 health issues. It is also high in vitamins, minerals, and has potent anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral properties.

This is how to prepare this healthy beverage:


* 2½ tbsp. of turmeric

* Thumb- sized ginger root

* 250g of onion

* 350g of natural sweetener (honey, stevia, maple syrup, xylitol.)

* 1L of water

Method of preparation:

You should add the sweetener to the water and heat it until it boils. Then, chop the onions and ginger and add them to the mixture. Boil once more, add the turmeric and lower the heat to medium.

You should heat until you have only half of the previous mixture left. Then, strain, and transfer into a glass container. Leave it to cool to room temperature, and then store it in the fridge.


You should take this remedy twice daily, one tablespoon in the morning and one more in the evening, a few hours after the last meal.

This drink will be a perfect start for those who would like to quit smoking, and is in fact even more beneficial for ex-smokers. You will surely start breathing easily!

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Pineapples are tropical fruits which are a rich source of many crucial nutrients needed for your optimal health.

It is high in vitamin C and bromelain, which help numerous processes in the body.

The pineapple infused water is an extremely beneficial drink which can help you reduce the swelling and pain in the joints, lose weight, and boost the immune system.

You should consume it in the morning on a daily basis, on an empty stomach, and it will energize your body and improve your mood during the day.

The rich nutritional content and the healing properties of pineapples will provide a myriad of health advantages. Therefore, the consumption of this water will be extremely useful as it will provide the following benefits:

Improves the function of the thyroid gland

This drink is high in iodine and bromelain which boost the function of the thyroid and prevent various thyroid-related issues.

Improves digestion

Bromelain from the pineapple will help digestion and help the body digest proteins better.

Eliminates intestinal parasites

Studies have shown that the consumption of pineapple water for three days in a row removes intestinal parasites and worms.

Fights inflammation

The potent anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain soothe the inflammation in the body and detoxify the tissues and organs. The consumption of this drink on a daily basis treats injuries and inflammatory conditions like arthritis.

Strengthens the teeth and gums

This healthy drink is high in calcium, which is crucial for the health of the bones and teeth.

Balances the electrolyte levels

oxins from the body

The special enzymes and antioxidants in this drink detoxify the body and eliminate heavy metals.

Prevents cancer

One study has shown that bromelain is more effective than 5-fluorouracil, which is a common chemotherapy drug used in the case of several types of cancer.

Improves eyesight

The high beta-carotene content improves the eyesight, as it is a powerful antioxidant. Researchers have confirmed that 3 or more pineapple servings daily lower the risk of age-related vision issues like macular degeneration, which is the main culprit for blindness in the elderly.

Helps weight loss 

This fruit is a potent diuretic that removes excessive water in the body and treats water retention. It also boosts the metabolism, thus helping the process of weight loss.

Here’s how to prepare this healthy drink:


* 1 medium-sized pineapple

* 6 mint leaves

* 1 l. of water


Peel the pineapple and chop it into small pieces. Then, pour the water in a jar, and add the pineapple chunks. Next, add the mint leaves, close the jar, and leave it in the fridge for 8-10 hour.

Drink a glass of the pineapple water as soon as you wake up, on an empty stomach, and the rest, during the entire day.

Enjoy this refreshing drink and experience numerous health benefits!

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Scientists have finally found a natural way to regenerate brain, and treat damages.

Turmeric offers an amazing versatility and over 600 science-supported health benefits. History is loaded with specific information on its ability to “alleviate human suffering.”

Its phytocompounds were in the center of every research in the past decade. Curcumin is the primary polyphenol in turmeric, and it gives this spice its deep golden color.

This active ingredient was the base of high-quality products, including phospholipid bound curcumin concentrate, which boosts the bioavailability of curcumin. Curcumin isolates can only provide a small part of turmeric’s healing potential, which is why this approach is seemingly limited.

The nutraceutical industry tends to sort of emulate the pharmaceutical model which is focused on determining the particular “monochemical” tree planted in a whole forest of complexity.

It turns out that there’s no singular “thing” in every food and herb that would suck up the plant’s healing power. It’s just a story manufacturers try to sell.

A recent study from the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy confirmed that curcumin alone can’t bear the entire power of turmeric. Turmeric contains Ar-turmerone, a fat-soluble component that makes for “a promising candidate to support regeneration in neurologic disease.”

“Aromatic-turmerone induces neural stem cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo” is the name of this study, and it was conducted by a group of German researchers who examined the effect of Ar-turmerone on neural stem cells.

This subgroup of brain cells can carry a self-renewal which may be of great importance for further brain repair.

According to this study, when exposed to ar-turmerone, neural stem cells multiplied via enhanced proliferation. The new cells increased the number of fully differentiated neuronal cells, which confirms the healing power of the turmeric-derived compound.

When rats were injected with ar-turmerione, they showed an increase in neural stem cell proliferation, and a formation of healthy brain cells.

As shown by the research, turmeric supports brain health. For more detailed information, check the following articles:

* How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia

* Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

* The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

Get the most of your turmeric!

If you still don’t know what type of turmeric or curcumin you should use, just keep reading. As mentioned before, the whole plant is more powerful than curcumin alone.

People are more interesting the dose they should be taking instead of learning the qualitative dimensions of the product, like its origin, quality, etc.

We can’t actually determine the exact amount of turmeric/curcumin, because it largely depends on the individual and the particular health problem they’re treating.

If you are treating colonic inflammation or polyps, you should definitely use the whole plant instead of getting curcumin capsules like Meriva. The capsule will be absorbed in the small intestine, and passed through the liver without. In other words, your body won’t get too much of it.

But, that doesn’t apply to patients diagnosed with brain tumor or arthritis. The combination of curcumin and piperine (black pepper) provides a tremendous effect. This is definitely an example in with the “nutraceutical” model can find application.

Prevention is always the best cure, and you should cut the problem in its root. Do smaller amounts at first, and add the healing spice in your food. Learn the ingredients that work best with it, and go ahead, soothe your body, and boost your health.

So, add turmeric to your curries and smoothies can be of better assistance than using supplements. There’s no such thing as “natural” capsules, and the only thing these achieve is burdening your liver.

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People often experience some kind of blockage in the nasal passages or throat, persistent cough, and find it hard to breathe.

Phlegm is the thick viscous substance secreted by the mucous membrane of your respiratory tract whose role is to fight infections, especially in the case of a severe cold.

It accumulates in the throat and chest, thus congesting it and the body uses cough to expel it.

Excessive amounts of phlegm commonly occur in the case of cold, flu, sinusitis and viral or bacterial infections, as well as allergic reactions due to asthma, hay fever, or damaged vocal cords.

In these cases, people often experience fever, weakness, a runny nose, constant cough, and difficulties breathing as well.  If not treated on time, the phlegm might lead to clogging of the bronchial tubes, and secondary upper respiratory infections.

The following homemade remedies will eliminate phlegm and mucus in the throat and chest, and treat all these accompanying symptoms, in a safe and effective way.

Honey And Lemon

Honey has powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that calm the irritated respiratory tract and lead to an instant relief. Lemon, on the other hand, is high in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, and clears away congestion.


* 2 tablespoons of Lemon juice

* A tablespoon of honey


In a bowl, add the honey and lemon juice, and stir well. Drink the concoction right away three times daily to relieve congestion.


Ginger can act as a natural decongestant and antihistamine and has powerful antiviral, antibacterial and expectorant properties. Therefore, it soothes chest and throat congestion by drying out excessive mucus and stimulating the elimination of buildup.

You should chew 3-4 raw ginger slices daily, or drink ginger tea a few times daily.

Here is how to prepare a ginger infusion:


* 6 or 7 pieces ginger

* A teaspoon of honey (has antiseptic properties)

* A teaspoon of black peppercorns (fights infection)

* 2 cups of water


Heat the water in a pan, and when it starts to simmer, add the ginger and peppercorns. Cover the pan, leave it to boil for a minute, and then lower the heat. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes until it turns pale yellow. Strain and add a tablespoon of honey. You should drink this tea 2-3 times daily by sipping to instantly soothe the congestion.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar alkalizes the body and maintains a healthy pH balance in the body, which will prevent excess production of mucus in the body.

You can add a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and mix well. Then, drink it 2-3 times daily to eliminate phlegm or gargle to soothe a sore throat.


The active compound of turmeric, curcumin, has powerful medicinal properties and destroys bacteria that are the main culprit for the appearance of bacteria.


* A teaspoon of turmeric

* Half a teaspoon of Salt (has potent antibacterial properties)

* A glass of Warm water (calms an irritated throat)


Add a tablespoon of turmeric to a glass of warm water, add the salt, stir and gargle with the solution. Repeat 3-4 times daily to loosen mucus and reduce phlegm in your throat.

Gargling with salt water is extremely helpful, as the water calms the throat, and the antibacterial qualities of salt destroy bacteria and fight infections.


Steaming is extremely effective way to loosen up mucus and phlegm in the throat. The inhaling of vapors will provide instant relief.

Breathing in steam allows the vapors to travel down your throat and loosen up clogged mucus, thus providing instant relief. Infusing the water with herbs is also extremely beneficial.


* 4-5 cups of boiling hot water Rosemary (contains antiseptic properties) – ½ teaspoon

* Half a teaspoon of thyme (reduces excess mucus)

* Half a teaspoon of dried rosemary


Add half a teaspoon of thyme and dried rosemary to the water, and lean over the bowl to inhale the steam. Put a towel over the head, so the steam can go directly into the face. Repeat 3-4 times daily.

You can also enjoy a steamy shower twice daily.

Additional tips:

* You should regularly blow the nose to expel the phlegm

* Do not consume colds drink and foods

* Avoid smoking, as it leads to congestion and irritates the respiratory tract

* Use a humidifier to control the mucus production

* Avoid exposure to household cleaners, paint fumes, and hazardous chemicals, as they irritate the nose and throat

* Do not swallow the phlegm or mucus, but gargle and spit it out to accelerate the healing process

* Consume spicy foods such as garlic and peppers to thin the mucus and break up the congestion.

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Hypertension occurs when the blood pressure of an individual is above 140/90 mmHg. It can be treated naturally, or with medication, but the latter often has its own side-effects.

This condition is common, and often appears without showing any symptoms or signs, but can lead to serious health issues, like pain, leg cramps, insomnia, dizziness, abnormal heart rates and even death.

Yet, for all those who do not want to take drugs and medications all their life, we offer several natural solutions to the problem.

Method 1: ACV and baking soda

Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and some water. Drink it right away, twice daily. Apple cider vinegar is high in calcium, potassium, magnesium, and other nutrients which protect the artery walls. Baking soda regulates blood pressure and the pH levels of the body.

Method 2: Bananas

Bananas are high in potassium which regulates the sodium levels and normalize blood pressure. You should consume 2 bananas daily to maintain your optimal health.

Method 3: Lemon juice

Squeeze a lemon into a glass of water and consume it daily on an empty stomach, before your breakfast. Lemons hydrate the body, relax the blood vessels, protect the walls of vessels, and provide high levels of numerous vitamins and potassium, which is a natural sodium redactor.

Method 4: Garlic

Garlic is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, and it effectively regulates cholesterol and blood pressure.

It contains sulfur compounds, like diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide, and allicin, which naturally stimulate the production of nitric oxide. You should consume 2 cloves of raw garlic daily.

Here are some additional tips which will help you keep blood pressure under control:

* Eat healthy foods

* Exercise regularly

* Avoid alcohol and cigarettes

* Limit the daily limit of caffeine

* void salt

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You probably know someone who you consider to be a liar. They might make up big, elaborate lies or they might have a tendency to lie about small, trivial things. Whatever the situation, it’s hard to trust them. It’s also difficult to separate the truth from the lies. To differentiate, look for key phrases that chronic liars often use.

Here are five phrases that liars use to make you believe them:

1. They Use “They, He, She or We” More Than “I”

Using “I” means taking ownership and accountability, so liars tend to use other pronouns instead. A study on lie detection conducted by the University of Texas at Austin found that lies could be predicted by looking at written statements. They discovered that liars commonly use three types of phrases:

1. Less use of I statements

2. Less use of words that are exceptions, like but or except

3. More negative emotion words such as hate, worthless, angry or sad

2. They Say “To Tell You The Truth” Or “Honestly”

Liars use these phrases to reiterate the fact that what they’re telling you is the truth. Of course, it’s a lie, but these two phrases can help trick you into believing them. Saying “to tell you the truth” or “honestly” are defensive phrases that liars use to defend the truth of their story right off the bat.

3. They Give Short Answers, Deny Wrongdoing And Use Justifications

If you ever question a liar’s story, they immediately become defensive. They deny any wrongdoing and justify their words or actions, even if you never accused them of wrongdoing or questioned their motives. They give short answers because they are trying not to reveal too much of the truth, and they defend themselves because they feel guilty.

4. They Say “I Always” Or “I Never”

These phrases are almost always false. Think about something you absolutely always or absolutely never do. Most of us stray from our routine at least every once in a while. A liar adds these phrases to their conversation to make them seem more reliable to you.

5. They Elaborate With Too Much Detail

A liar often comes prepared with an elaborate lie. They have memorized the details so they won’t get caught in their lie. A liar might tell you way too much detail in an attempt to make their story seem more realistic. They might know exactly what time it was when something occurred, or exactly what someone was wearing. If their story is too detailed, it’s probably false.

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Alzheimer’s can be an extremely debilitating disease, and millions of Americans are effected by it each year. Decades of research have shown that a buildup of toxic proteins in the brain – beta amyloid and tau – can lead to Alzheimer’s. Something that has been less clear – the factors that cause these proteins to accumulate. Recent studies however have begun to explain the process, revealing new possible causes of Alzheimer’s.

1. Anti-anxiety Medication

A class of drugs known as benzodiazepines are frequently used to treat disorders such as anxiety and insomnia. They include popular drugs lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax) and clonazepam (Klonopin). More and more health risks and side effects of taking these drugs continue to be revealed. A study published in the British Medical Journal followed 1,796 Canadians with Alzheimer’s disease and 7,184 healthy controls for a period of six years. They found that taking these drugs for more than three months was associated with up to a 51% increase in Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Head Trauma

It’s estimated that 300,000 Americans suffer a sports-related concussion each year. There are many complications that can come from a head injury, and increased risk of Alzheimer’s is now known as one of them. While some make full recoveries, others may experience problems related to the inflammation that helps heal damaged brain tissue. If the inflammation becomes chronic, the cells in the brain are less likely to clear amyloid beta from the brain. The build up of this protein in the brain is a known cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Sleep Deprivation

Attempting to juggle school, work, extra curricular activities, friends, family members and other hobbies and responsibilities causes many people to become sleep-deprived. Sleep deprivation can make you drowsy, irritable and less focused, but it can also speed up the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A study published in the Neurobiology of Aging journal showed that sleep problems are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Chronic sleep deprivation puts stress on the body and the brain, and can lead to serious health issues.

4. Loneliness

A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry found links between loneliness and the development of dementia. In the three-year study, researchers found that adults feeling lonely had 1.63 times the chance of developing dementia. The exact cause and effect of the link is still being studied, but researchers suggest staying connected to other.

5. Type 3 Diabetes

Neuroscientist Suzanne de la Monte, MD, of Brown University, believes that Alzheimer’s disease is a metabolic disease that affects the brain. She refers to Alzheimer’s as “Type 3 Diabetes.” Her research has led her to believe the brain cells develop insulin resistance, just like other cells in the body. “Any organ can be affected by insulin resistance,” she has said. “If you get it in the brain, we call it Alzheimer’s.”


Living a healthy lifestyle by eating right and staying active can help keep your mind sharp and your body strong. There is no known “cure” for Alzheimer’s disease as of yet, but there is evidence that coconut oil can help to improve or even reverse symptoms. To stay healthy, avoid smoking, eat a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, and take care of your mental health. Mind exercises such as crossword puzzles or memory games can also help keep the mind active!

Sources: David Wolfe;

To say there is no right answer when it comes to math, to some, is akin to heresy. More than that, some might say it’s illogical and completely erroneous.

Math is math; it doesn’t change. But the truth is, it does, and has changed.

And arriving at different answers all has to do with the order of operations. For example, if you’re taught, all your life, that the standard color of the sky is called “red”, then you perhaps will grow up believing all shades of blue are actually called various shades of red.

Or, if you’re told that a blue-green color is teal, but someone else calls it turquoise, you might find yourself in a debate of proper color names. While it’s easy to argue that calling blue “red” is wrong, it’s not so easy to say that blue-green is not both teal and turquoise, depending on who you ask. In the matter of you and the other individual, you were both taught different things about the same color.

And sometimes, a similar problem happens where math is concerned.  Except, with math, it gets a little more rigid than color names, as it involves using a set of instructions in order to arrive at the right answer.  Most people know these instructions as the order of operations.  And different people have been taught different things about the correct order.

For example, how would you solve the following equation?

If you end up with an answer of either 1 or 9, you’re not alone.

The vast majority of people ended up with either one of those answer. Some reportedly think it is 0, 3, or even 6, but none of those three answers are at all correct.

However, the reason why 9 and 1 are given as the main answers for this problem all boils down to how people were taught to do math.

For an explanation of why the answers to this math problem vary, watch this video:

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