Pam's Natural Remedies
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates
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"Northland had probably the worst oral health outcomes in the country," Dr Chamberlain told the committee. "The latest figures showed more than 65 per cent of Northland's 5-year-olds had tooth decay."
In order for councils to introduce fluoride to the water supply there needed to be a clear mandate from the community. A referendum was held on this issue by the Whangarei District Council in 2002 and 70 per cent of those who responded voted against it. In 2007 the Far North District Council began a two-year fluoridation trial in Kaikohe and Kaitaia. The trial did not continue after 2009 despite NDHB offering to fund it.
Whangarei dentist Lawrie Brett said introducing fluoride to the water supply would be a mistake. "All the research shows that it's not effective in reducing dental decay," Dr Brett said.
While most health professionals would agree with the DHB's stance on fluoride, more were going against it, he said.
Excerpts: 'We want fluoride in our water'
Northland DHB, 13 Mar, 2015
The Sacred Plant
Runs from 2-9 November
Salt Therapy can Help Ease COPD Symptoms
WHY EAT LEGUMES?
As we age it becomes more important than ever to take care of our vital organs. The heart, liver and kidneys are given a hard time with today's lifestyle and way of eating. Many are on medications which all take their toll, the liver has to try and detoxify them and the end result filters through the kidneys daily. Sometimes just a simple change in diet a few days a week can make all the difference.
Beans help keep the arteries clear from plaque buildup, maintain healthy blood pressure levels, and decrease the chances of cardiac arrest and stroke. In fact, studies show that having just one daily serving (about 3/4 cup cooked) of beans of any kind can help decrease chances of a heart attack and help balance “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Consuming beans has also been shown in animal studies to have protective benefits against cancer, in particular colon cancer, due to their high fiber content. Garbanzo (Chickpea) beans were demonstrated in research on mice to help stall cancerous cells from further forming. Because beans keep the digestive system, including the colon, free from harmful bacteria and toxic buildup, they create a healthier overall environment where pH levels are balanced, inflammation is reduced and therefore cancer cells cannot proliferate like they can in an unhealthy environment.
Chickpeas nutrition boasts high levels of iron, zinc, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins, all of which are especially important for vegetarians and vegans who may be lacking in these essential nutrients due to avoiding animal products. Chickpeas are also a great source of folate.
Folate is important for helping the body effectively produce new cells, as it plays a role in copying and synthesizing DNA. It also helps the body utilize other B Vitamins in addition to protein (in the form of amino acids).
In Traditional Chinese Medicine Black foods, including black chickpeas and black beans as well as black seeds, are especially valued for their ability to support and nourish kidney and liver health.
Too much protein can aggravate aging kidneys so try adding beans to your diet a few days a week.
ALWAYS soak beans/lentils in water which is changed at least once over 24hr period before cooking as it makes them more digestible and slow cook them.
Delicious in tomato based dishes. After soaking keep them in the fridge and add to any casseroles, soups etc.
140gm Chickpeat flour
100gm Ground Almonds
1 tsp Cardamom or Ginger
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
125gm Butter or coconut oil
3 Tbsps Maple Syrup (I use about 2 and good pinch green Stevia)
1 tsp Vanilla
Oven 180 Fan bake or. 160 normal
Mix dry thoroughly and remove from TM
Melt Butter or oil in saucepan
Add Maple Syrup and vanilla may need another Tbsp moisture if only using 2 Tbsp Syrup
Form into balls put on tray and press down to flatten.
Bake around 15 mins
These are not overly sweet so can be used as a savoury as well
SPICES FOR WINTER HEALTH
With winter not too far round the corner and especially for those like me, who
refuse the Flu vaccine, help may be had by using organic non-irradiated spices.
SPICE TEA. Use organic spices
1 Tbsp - Ceylon Cinnamon Powder (Cinnamomum Verum) NOT C. Cassia or C. Burmanil)
1 Tbsp - Ginger Powder
1 Tbsp - Clove powder or freshly ground cloves even better
2 tsp - Turmeric Powder
1 tsp. - Cumin Powder
1/4 tsp - Cayenne Peppe powder (or to taste)
1/4 tsp - Black Pepper freshly ground
Mix thoroughly by putting in a jar and rotate untill thoroughly mixed
Keep clear glass in the dark or use brown glass jar
Put 1/8th to 1/4tsp into mug
Pour on boiling water or try coconut milk
Add honey and coconut oil to taste if liked
The delicious spicy taste is only surpassed by its health benefits.
I formulated this recipe when I had Viola Herbal Products Ltd years ago and it was very popular.
I have since added Cumin and Black pepper to the mix .
Today more and more people are becoming aware of just how beneficial to our health non-irradiated organic spices are.
These spices are excellent anti-inflammatories, more and more research points to inflammation being
the start of the majority of diseases that afflict us today, from arthritis to cancers.
Spices, like herbs can boost our immune system which is under pressure daily from the quality
of our water, air and food.
One lady wrote “The best alternative to tea and coffee I have ever found”
An enterprising guy used a teaspoon in each large pot of pumpkin soup and would get rave reviews.
Other Cinnamons are half the price BUT contain significant amounts of coumarin which are not so
good for you.
If you cannot be assured it is Ceylon cinnamon then personally I would not purchase.
Joints, muscles and heart all may benefit from daily spice tea. Can be taken freely.
Let me know how you get on with drinking this daily, your experience may help others.
If you have problems getting organic spices just contact me for my supplier.
KEFIR - The Fountain of Health
Pam Blowers - August 2017
The West is finally now slowly waking up to the benefits of cultured foods on literally all of today’s health problems and diseases. Kefir is a delicious, unique, fermented, enzyme rich cultured milk, a complex symbiotic colony of probiotic bacteria used by centenarians in Bulgaria, Russia and Caucasus as an essential part of their daily diet.
Kefir grains although best made with raw, organic milk will turn any milk into a rich source of probiotics, far superior and most definitely cheaper and more effective than anything you can buy in a capsule.
Homemade Kefir has at least 35 beneficial bacteria strains alone, some say 50 or more whilst commercial products or the powder contain less than 10.