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Migraine Reliever Smoothie

Migraine Reliever Smoothie
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Try this juice blend and see if it helps. (not medical advice or a substitute for such.)

Pineapple: Pineapple contains vitamin B that helps improving brain functioning and brain health.

Kale: Kale is rich in vitamins and phytonutrients that help improve brain health and prevent brain diseases.

Cucumber: Cucumber has a compound known as fisetin that protects nerve cells and decreases the risk of brain diseases.
Ginger root: Antioxidants in ginger inhibit the inflammatory response in the brain.

Lemon: Vitamin C in the lemon can help fight brain cell damage.

Benefits Of Celery:

Balance Blood Ph: Celery helps the body’s blood pH as it contains many minerals including magnesium, sodium, and potassium and also aids in the fighting of chronic diseases. [1]

Post-Workout Tonic: Celery has a high amount of antioxidants and fibers that improve digestion, thus a perfect post-workout tonic.
Anticancer effect: A study investigated the anticancer effects of celery and has reported that celery could be a possible constituent for cancer treatment and prevention. [2]

Lowers Cholesterol: Celery may help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. [3]

Relives Constipation: Celery contains a high amount of insoluble fiber. This may alleviate and prevent constipation, adding bulk to the stool.

Normalize Body Temperature: Celery lowers the body temperature in hot weather. It does so by lowering the amount of dietary and metabolic acids.

Promotes Healthy Kidney Functioning: Celery removes toxins, wastes, and contaminants from the body and protects the kidney from diseases.

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[1] Schwalfenberg, G.K., The alkaline diet: is there evidence that an alkaline pH diet benefits health? J Environ Public Health, 2012. 2012: p. 727630.

[2] Nirmala, M.J., et al., Preparation of Celery Essential Oil-Based Nanoemulsion by Ultrasonication and Evaluation of Its Potential Anticancer and Antibacterial Activity. Int J Nanomedicine, 2020. 15: p. 7651-7666.

[3] Madhavi, D., D. Kagan, and V. Rao, A pilot study to evaluate the antihypertensive effect of a celery extract in mild to moderate hypertensive patients. Age, 2013. 57(10): p. 1-3.

Cures May Become Extinct Before They Are Ever Found

Cures May Become Extinct Before They Are Ever Found
Cures May Become Extinct Before They Are Ever Found. Graphic © Background photo © Shutterstock 549416533 (under license)

Did you know? Over 50% of prescription drugs are derived from substances first identified in plants.

There are more than 300,000 plant species known. Of these, the IUCN has evaluated only 12,914 – and found that around 68% of the ones evaluated are at risk of extinction.

If we do not stop destroying the environment, in addition to hastening our research and evaluation of plant species, we very obviously reduce the possibility that plant-based cures for serious diseases such as cancer and HIV may simply become extinct before they are ever discovered…

How to protect plant species from going extinct? Here are some tips.

1. Learn About Plant Species: One way you can commence the process of saving endangered plant species is by starting to learn about them. You can visit botanical gardens, wildlife refuges and arboreta to know about plants – in addition to online research of course.

2. Plant Native Trees: You should plant more native trees which are key in maintaining natural ecosystems. Native trees have the potential to improve the natural ecosystem allowing endangered plants to thrive. [1]

3. Do Not Harm Endangered Plants: Endangered plant species should not be harvested as this is illegal to harm any endangered species.

4. Stop Buying Tropical Hardwoods: Due to the huge amount of illegal logging driven by the extremely high price of tropical hardwoods, the black market of these products is now so rife that it has been stated that there can no longer be certainty as to whether tropical hardwoods were legally harvested or poached. It’s time to turn to other sources for timber and simply forego the use of rainforest hardwoods.

5. Avoid invasive plant species: Invasive plants can damage the endangered plant species as they compete for nutrients. Studies have shown that invasive plant species have an impact on biodiversity. [2] An example is Eucalyptus – which is being planted worldwide because it is fast growing; however this is not a sound policy as Eucalyptus does not support biodiversity in the regions in which it is being imported. It is also very prone to forest fire and extremely difficult to eradicate. It has caused many problems in the places it has been imported to.

6. Avoid Herbicides And Pesticides: Chemical pesticides and herbicides are hazardous environmental pollutants and can damage the natural ecosystem.

7. Use Recycled And Sustainably Sourced Paper: Use recycled / sustainable paper to limit the harvesting of more plants for making paper that can endanger extinct plant species. Recycling paper can reduce waste pollutants in the environment that harm the environment. [3]

8. Use Already Built Houses: When you are looking to buy a new house, try to purchase the house that is already built. This is because new houses are one of the most resource-intensive products a person will buy in their lifetime. Another option is to use recycled materials in new builds and ‘green’ building materials such as bamboo, hempcrete and cob.

9. Don’t Destroy Natural Habitats: Do not destroy the natural habitats of animals and plants as natural habitats are vital for the growth of these plants.

Learn More:


[1] Dhanya, B., et al., Ecosystem services of native trees: experiences from two traditional agroforestry systems in Karnataka, Southern India. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 2014. 10(2): p. 101-111.

[2] Grice, A.C., The impacts of invasive plant species on the biodiversity of Australian rangelands. The Rangeland Journal, 2006. 28(1): p. 27-35.

[3] Ghinea, C., et al., LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLED PAPER SYSTEMS. Environmental Engineering & Management Journal (EEMJ), 2014. 13(8).…/.pdf

Astaxanthin Is One Of Nature’s Best Antioxidants – This Is Super Useful To Know

Astaxanthin Health Benefits
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Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring deep red-coloured carotenoid pigment that is found in plants, bacteria, algae and other living organisms. It is the substance responsible for the reddish-pink color of the crabs, shrimp, and salmon.

Antioxidant: Astaxanthin has an extremely high antioxidant capability. A study has found astaxanthin to improve blood flow and lower antioxidative stress in overweight people. [1]

Detoxification: The supplementation of astaxanthin can increase the abundance of bacteria that promote hepatic xenobiotic biodegradation and metabolism which results in detoxification and protects the liver from injury. [2]

Boosted Immunity: Astaxanthin plays a major role in the modulation of the immune response. A study has found that astaxanthin modulates in vitro lymphocytic immune response and increases the production of cytokines that fight off the infectious agents. [3]

Healthier Skin: Due to the high amount of antioxidants, astaxanthin protects the skin cells from oxidative stress and keeps the skin youthful. They can be used topically to maintain skin moisture, smooth wrinkles, and make age spots smaller.

Pain Relief: Astaxanthin is a potent anti-inflammatory and pain reiver, that blocks different chemicals causing pain in your body.

Anti-cancer: The anticancer properties of astaxanthin is mainly due to reduced lipid peroxidation and DNA damage. It also downregulates the pro-inflammatory cytokines in the body. [4]

Heart Health: Generally oxidative stress and inflammation contribute to cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis. Antioxidants in astaxanthin can decrease the level of oxidative stress stopping the progression of atherosclerosis. [5]

Reduces Vascular Inflammation: Due to the anti-inflammatory properties, astaxanthin has been found effective in reducing vascular inflammation and improving cardiac health.

Astaxanthin is lipid soluble and therefore best taken with food that contains oils / fats in reasonable quantity. It may be either naturally or synthetically sourced and natural source is typically considered the most desirable within the health world.

Learn More:


[1] Kidd, P., Astaxanthin, cell membrane nutrient with diverse clinical benefits and anti-aging potential. Altern Med Rev, 2011. 16(4): p. 355-64.

[2] Liu, H., et al., Astaxanthin Prevents Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by Modulating Mouse Gut Microbiota. Nutrients, 2018. 10(9).

[3] Lin, K.H., et al., Astaxanthin, a Carotenoid, Stimulates Immune Responses by Enhancing IFN-γ and IL-2 Secretion in Primary Cultured Lymphocytes in Vitro and ex Vivo. Int J Mol Sci, 2015. 17(1).

[4] Zhang, L. and H. Wang, Multiple Mechanisms of Anti-Cancer Effects Exerted by Astaxanthin. Mar Drugs, 2015. 13(7): p. 4310-30.

[5] Fassett, R.G. and J.S. Coombes, Astaxanthin in cardiovascular health and disease. Molecules, 2012. 17(2): p. 2030-48.