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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cloves A Good Source of Minerals Essential For Health

NaturalNews) Cloves are often associated with Christmas recipes such as mulled wine and Christmas cake and not widely used in western culture or cuisine outside of the Christmas period. However, cloves have health benefits which could be enjoyed the whole year round. 

Cloves have been used for over 2000 years for digestive disorders, to treat tooth pain, arthritis and also for the alleviation of cravings for alcoholics. It has been found that eugenol can also help prevent toxicity from environmental pollutants such as carbon tetrachloride and prevent cancers in the digestive tract.

Cloves are a good source of manganese, selenium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K, dietary fiber and vitamin C.

Manganese is an element that plays many essential roles in the body. It aids in the metabolism of proteins and helps activate enzymes needed for the body to use vitamin B1 (thiamin) and vitamin C, and is needed for normal functioning of the nervous system. Manganese is also involved in the formation of the thyroxine hormone in the thyroid gland, and in the production of sex hormones. Manganese also works as an antioxidant to help prevent cancer and heart disease.

Selenium helps skin to heal following injuries sustained from burns. Selenium's antioxidant properties regenerate vitamins E and C, and decrease aging of the skin. It improves the immune system's response against bacterial and viral infections, cancer cells, herpes virus, cold sores, and shingles. One of the major nutritional benefits of selenium is changing the levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol for a healthy heart.

Cloves taken as tea, in food or applied to the affected area as a paste can help with pain relief, indigestion, bloating and the symptoms associated with colds and flu such as congestion, headache, joint pain, muscle weakness and coughs.

Cloves are best bought whole rather than as a powder; the oils in the clove can be seen if pressed with a nail and the best quality can be found in health shops and spice markets. A good clove will contain a spherical top inside the crown of the bud and will float vertically in water whereas a stale one will float horizontally.

The tradition of using cloves in winter cooking may have started because the spice has a strong enough taste to cover up the taste of poorly preserved food. However, by consuming the spice in the winter it could also prevent the outbreaks of colds, flu and other viruses that also come as a tradition at wintertime.

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Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/042882_cloves_healing_herbs_eugenol.html#ixzz2kdQdl1Go

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin has all kinds of health benefits like being high in Vitamin A and Fiber, but the best thing about pumpkins is all the cool recipes you can use them in.

I'll share a few of my favorites and I'd love to hear some of yours.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: 
2 Cups Raw Whole Pumpkin Seeds
1 - 2 Tablespoons Oil (I like Avocado)
Seasonings of your choice like sea salt, cayenne pepper, or cinnamon

Preheat Oven to 275 degrees. Mix ingredients above together and spread in an even layer on a cookie sheet or shallow baking dish.

Bake for 1 hour stirring occasionally.

Pumpkin Smoothie:
1/2 Canned Pumpkin
1/2 - 3/4 Milk or yogurt (i like Greek)
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
sweetener of choice - I use Stevia
4 ice cubes
Mix in blender or with stick blender until smooth

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Shrink Wrap Systems

Now that you have produced all that Wonderful Soap and/or those Sweet Smelling Candles! It's Time To Package Them...
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Wand ("Free-Arm") Based Shrink Wrap Systems

Great for Soap, Candles, Baskets, Small Items and General Short-run Packaging!
Choose from a variety of films for your Shrink-Wrap System, such as films that allow scent to pass through and films that allow your products to "breathe".
Quickly and Easily Shrink-Wrap Numerous Bars of Soap - Three Models To Choose From...

HANDcraft™ 14" Shrink Wrap System

For more information…visit our Soap Cutters page.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Cutting Your Soap

Cutting your soap can be a lot more fun than just cutting soap! 

Krinkle Soap CutterHow about trying the Krinkle Soap Cutter for a different look?

Beveled FaceAnd then smooth those edges with The HANDcraft Soap Edger. It is fast, easy and convenient to use!

For those round bars of soap why not try using the HANDcraft™ 3” Half-Round Slicer!

There. You can make your soap in a new design.

For more information…visit our Soap Cutters page.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

What is one of the best ways to learn how to do something? By watching someone else do it! If you are interested in seeing how to make cold process soap, how to line a soap mold, or how to use a larger soap making system to increase your volume then this page is for you.

Most of our videos were shot using amateurs. We wanted to show you how even a person who knows nothing about soap making can easily use our equipment.

From Small Production Soap Making to Professional Large Production Soap Making - We cover it all on our Video Page!

You can use our Equipment Videos as a great tool whether you are trying to decide whether to purchase a new system or whether you are learning about trace or lining soap molds – Just pause them when you need to and then start again. You can view them right from our Video Page or download them to your computer for viewing later.

All of the Videos are formatted in (.wmv) - (.mpg) - (Flash) video format
If you choose to download the videos to view later – We offer a few FREE Media Players that will work fine...Windows Media Player - WinAmp - DivX

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Benefits of Cinnamon

5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Isn’t cinnamon, cinnamon? Not for those “in the know.” Turns out that there are several types of the well-known spice, but the two most common are “cassia” and “ceylon.” 

Cassia or Ceylon? Studies show benefits from both, but your taste buds may prefer Ceylon.

The Difference Between the Two Ceylon cinnamon, also called “true cinnamon,” comes from crumbly inner bark of the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree. It’s light brown, and has a sweet and delicate flavor.
Cassia comes from the Cinnamomum cassia plant, and is also called “Chinese cinnamon.” This type is a darker, redder brown, and has a harsher, more overpowering flavor with less sweetness. Cassia sticks are particularly hardy.

Health Benefits
Both types of cinnamon have health benefits, including the following.

1. Diabetes.
2. Alzheimer’s Disease. 
3. Cancer.
4. Anti-inflammatory. 
5. Anti-microbial.

Other Health Benefits? As far as other health benefits related to cinnamon, such as weight loss, the research is still limited.

Cultures around the world have been using mainly Ceylon cinnamon medicinally and as a flavorful spice for thousands of years. You can’t go wrong by adding more to your diet.

Read the entire article at: http://renegadehealth.com/

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