The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress
can be positive, e.g., getting a job promotion. or keeping us alert.. Stress
becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relaxation or breaks. As a result, stress-related tension builds. Stress can lead to health symptoms, e.g., headaches, upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pains, and inadequate sleep. Research suggests that stress can create or worsen diseases. Stress becomes most harmful when people use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs in an attempt to relieve their stress. Instead of relieving the stress and returning the body to a relaxed state, these
substances tend to keep the body in a stressed state. Look at these stats:
43% of all adults suffer health effects from stress.
75-90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related diseases and ailments.

Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, stomach problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.

Some ways to reduce stress are meditation, prayer, forgiveness, yoga, deep breathing, walking, running, swimming, physical exercise, socializing and hobbies. Nature is a great stress reliever.



Common Cold

    Colds are an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory
passages.  Symptoms include fever, watery eyes, headaches, chills, stuffy
nose and sore throat.  There may be muscle aches, but these are more
common with the flu.  The cold is not a disease, but a cleansing of the
body and a cure from pre-diseased conditions.  The cold requires people
to rest that otherwise would develop debilitating diseases.
     As soon as a cold develops, get bed rest and drink fresh lemon
juice in water.  Some helpful vitamins are Vitamin C, A, B6, E and F.
Helpul herbs are echinacea, ginger, and teas made from licorice root,
ginger, elderberry flowers, raspberry leaf and goldenseal.
     If feverish, abstain from eating and drink fresh fruit and 
vegetable juices, diluted with water, and herbal teas.  Avoid aspirin.
When the fever subsides, add raw vegetables and fruit to the diet.
     For further information on colds order:
                The Natural Remedies Encyclopedia
                   with 11.000 Home Remedies
                        7,000 Cross References   
                    For 730 Diseases & Ailments
       Call Heidi McFarland at 423-261-2786 or 423-284-4612 
Not Intended as medical advice.  For informational purposes only.


Don’t Let Your Vision Deteriorate

Eat foods with these vitamins and minerals to prevent decline of your vision. Try avocados, liver, carrots, tomatoes, cayenne peppers, paprika, cayenne, chili pepper, cantaloupes, dried apricots and dark leafy greens. All are a rich source of vitamin A, or beta-carotene, which helps protect the surface of your eyes. Vitamin C helps the collagen in your cornea as well as the small blood vessels in the retina. Eat citrus, oranges and grapefruit, kiwi fruit, mangoes, spinach, tomatoes and broccoli. If you take the mineral selenium with vitamins A and C, you can help stave off macular degeneration, which happens more frequently in people over 60. Selenium is in brown rice, crab and shrimp. Erase bad vision with vitamin E. Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants and may help reduce your risk of developing cataracts. These foods are high in vitamin E: whole grain breads and cereals ( not those with added sugar or high fructose corn syrup), almonds, tomatoes and sunflower seeds. Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce macular degeneration, the loss of central vision and dry eyes. The best source is ground flaxseed. Other sources are chia seed, walnuts, salmon, tuna, sardines, beef, soybeans and leafy greens. Lutein, is a powerful antioxidant which gives fruits and veggies a yellow color, helps protect your eyes from damaging light. Try some tomatoes, kale, spinach and collard greens for a boost of lutein in your diet. When taken with vitamins E and C, zinc has been shown to slow the process of macular degeneration and reduce visual acuity loss. To get your zinc, try oysters, yogurt, beef or lobster. Eat more of these foods and see better with fewer changes in your eye glass prescriptions.  When outdoors wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes from UV rays.  Not intended for medical purposes.  For informational purposes only.

Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Lower your blood pressure naturally with foods high in potassium, magnesium and fiber. They are found in these fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds: apples, bananas, apricots, beet greens, broccoli, carrots, chia seed, collards, dates, flaxseed, grapes, green beans, green peas, kale, lima beans, mangos, melons, nuts, oranges, peaches, pineapple, potatoes, spinach, squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, tangerines, tomatoes and tuna.  Raw foods have more nutrition than cooked foods.

Avoid fruit or vegetable juice unless you squeeze it fresh. Avoid red meat, packaged meats and salt (sodium). Eat whole grain bread and whole grain cereals without added sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
Note: Packaged, commercially prepared foods have added sodium, preservatives and lower nutrient content. Fresh is best. Not intended as medical advice. For informational purposes only.


Remedy for Gout & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Put 4 Tablespoons of raw apple cider
vinegar with the mother in a half glass
of water and drink each morning 30
minutes before breakfast. Each
evening put two tablespoons of raw
apple cider vinegar with the mother
in half a glass of water and drink
before bedtime. Within three weeks
symptoms of gout and carpal tunnel
with be gone.
by Jeff Roberts
Intended for informational purposes only. Not
intended as medical advice


The Cornucopia | ferrebeekeeper

Polyphenols are chemicals found in foods that work as antioxidants to prevent the damage of free rad- icals.  These are unstable molecules that can damage the arteries and cause numerous health problems. Loss of energy is one of the symptoms. Different types of polyphenols exist and contribute to reducing inflammation and are associated
with a lower risk of several chronic diseases. Eating a wide variety of foods will ensure you get the healthiest diet possible.  Polyphenols appear to improve the function of blood vessels and slow the formation of blood clots.
The United States Department of Agriculture lists blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, citrus fruits and other fruits as good sources of polyphenols. The “The
Journal of Nutrition” found that dark grapes, bilberries, cherries, apples, dark plums, blackberries and blueberries were all good sources as well. Also pomegranates,
peaches, apricots, dates, cranberries and herbs are good sources. Fruit juices, such as grape juice or red wine, contain especially high levels of polyphenols.  All fruits contain polyphenols or other antioxidants, and a healthy diet should contain around three servings of colorful fruits each day.
All vegetables provide polyphenols or other antioxidants.  Onions and potatoes are moderate to high in polyphenols. Vegetables should be chosen for their bright
colors, with all colors eaten each week, including red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, white and green. Eating three to five servings of vegetables each day is ideal for
good health.
Rye and other whole grains found in whole grain breads and cereals contain various levels of polyphenols.  Flax seeds and sesame seeds are good for cardiovascular
health. Peanuts are also a good source of polyphenols. Green tea could also be consumed regularly for its high content. Chocolate and seeds also contain
this antioxidant but should be consumed in moderation due to high caffeine and fat content.  Fresh fruits and vegetables contain the highest levels of polyphenols.
Peeling food reduces the level of these important nutrients. While cooking food may reduce polyphenol levels, it often raises the availability of the nutrient,
allowing us to better receive the food’s benefit.
Here are a few eating tips: eat whole grain cereal for breakfast (no packaged cereal made from enriched flour and sugar or high fructose corn syrup).  Eat a
salad with dinner and reduce meat and cheese consumption. Lunch and snack on vegetables or fruit. Eating a pomegranate provides more anti-oxidants than any
other food and is two or three times more powerful than drinking red wine.

Not intended as medical advice. For informational purposes only