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When life gives you lemons
Lemon Oil As A Preventer of Carcinogenic Mutant Cells
Below is an interesting tidbit about the use of lemon oil as having some potential benefit as a cancer preventer. Of course any type study like this blurb to the Herbanites is treated as a grain of salt as we tend to question such,
I quickly perused and couple of questions.
1. What is the essential oil of the lemon and where does it come from? My guess is it's definitely not the juice however that then brings out the question is the actual lemon juice also effective maybe as a preventer of potential carcinogenic activity or a delayer of the mutant cells. Hmm sort of heady.
2. And this is what intrigued me is when gets to bottom of article talks of use in aromatherapy and now we are back to does the actual lemon oil do anything other than stimulate an immune response?
You might remember some time back I mentioned Dr. Arlene Kestner of LSU who had Ph.D. in how brain reacts to olfactory stimulation. One of her tests was the ability of essential lavender oil to "calm" patients suffering from "sundown syndrome". What her results tended to indicate is it did not necessarily have to be true essential lavender oil but could also use petroleum based lavender fragrance and get similar results. In other words it was the stimulation by the scent and not the physical attributes of the oil that mattered.
Turmeric Root and Spice
Should you add turmeric spice to your daily diet is the question posed. Is Turmeric harmful and if so in what quantities over a time span, or a given dose or a lifetime? Those are questions we don't seem to understand however as you see in this new article,
Turmeric Extract Strikes To The Root Cause of Cancer Malignancy
There seems to be some evidence of turmeric as a cancer preventer and maybe more importantly to use turmeric in the diet as a complementary therapy during and after cancer therapy. The turmeric may enhance the cancer therapy outcomes and prevent the reoccurrence of cancer stem cell occurrences which then cannot be stopped by conventional or past tried cancer treatments.
Adding to your daily diet
Can we use natural plants and their seeds (spices) for better health? In today's world of adding some specific, highly refined exogenous substance to our health system we have gone down a path that believes in the "miracle drug" as our cure all. For sure the discovery of penicillin was literally life changing for millions of humans avoiding pain, suffering and deaths. That is good. However, what is better is to prevent any human from needing to use something like penicillin or other drugs at all. Obviously if one is injured and an external infection is allowed through the injury then it's nice to have an antibiotic IF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM NEEDS HELP. The ideal is for the immune system to be capable of not needing any external medication and that is the direction of looking at our daily diet as our arsenal of "sickness prevention".
The blog owner, Monica Bhide, writes often of the use of culinary spices and herbs and provides tasteful Indian recipes on how to use. India's mainstay in medicine is Ayurevedic which is a system of using native plants species for specific ailments and adjusting not on a singularity basis, but on a more holistic approach to identify and treat as the illness accelerates or decelerates. Ayurdvedic medicine is a form of medicine that is best explained in Western societies as viewing how we use vitamins to stay healthy and pharmaceuticals to treat when diet/supplements fail. Ayurevedic tends to treat using both principles but the use of natural spices in diet alleviates the need of so many pharmaceuticals for illness therapy. Below article is from A Life of Spice blog by Monica Bhide and describes several spices that have a history of helping our body stay strong and be able to fight off certain disease processes. The best arsenal we have to prevent illness can be found in our back yard or local produce supplier.