6 Reasons to LOVE Cinnamon Even More

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In Honor of Dr Cinnamon Claudio, we found 6 reasons to love Cinnamon even more!

1. CANDIDA YEAST INFECTIONS: Cinnamon has anti-fungal properties, and it’s been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment. Real Ceylon Cinnamon Tea infused with Cinnamon Bark Oil could be an excellent way to fight internal Candida infections and boost your immune system. For topical applications (except genital areas and mucous membranes) 1% Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil mixed with a carrier oil could be an extremely effective treatment option.

2. CANCER PREVENTION: Cinnamon is a promising solution in the treatment of Tumors, Gastric Cancers and Melanomas. Research studies show that sugar maybe causing or sustaining cancer cells and cinnamon may have a mitigating effect by controlling blood sugar levels in the body. The evidence seems to suggest that Cinnamon is starving cancer cells of the sugar needed to sustain them.

3. IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS): As a digestive cinnamon dramatically reduces the uncomfortable feelings associated with IBS especially the bloating. It does this by killing bacteria and healing infections in the GI tract and enabling the gastric juices to work normally.

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4. MASSAGE THERAPY: Cinnamon is a well-known warming agent. Combined with a carrier oil it is highly effective in relaxing and relieving muscle pain. Some put a few drops in their bath to relax and to sooth tired and aching muscles.

5. BRAIN BOOSTER: Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory. Just a whiff on the magical stuff can boost brain activity! Research led by Dr. P. Zoladz and presented April 24, 2004, at the annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, in Sarasota, FL, found that chewing cinnamon flavored gum or just smelling cinnamon enhanced study participants’ cognitive processing. Specifically, cinnamon improved participants’ scores on tasks related to attention processes, virtual recognition memory, working memory, and visual-motor speed while working on a computer-based program.

6. WEIGHT LOSS: Cinnamon has a regulatory effect on blood sugar levels and simultaneously increases insulin levels in the body. It imitates the biological activity of insulin and increases the metabolism of glucose. Since high blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat by the body, cinnamon helps prevent this increased storage of fat and enables you to lose weight. In addition, it influences the manner in which sugar is metabolized by the body and prevents the transformation of the metabolized sugar into fat. Cinnamon also delays the passing of food from the stomach into the intestine. Hence, you feel satisfied for a longer time and eat less. This helps you lose weight. Cinnamon also helps the body to process carbohydrates more efficiently and this assists you in losing a few pounds. Studies show that abdominal fat is more sensitive to the effects of cinnamon than fat from other parts of the body.

 

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One thing to stay away from this 4th of July

 

HOT DOGS!

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According to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (NHDSC) Americans are expected to eat 150 million hot dogs over the July 4th holiday alone, part of the 7 billion hot dogs eaten over the summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day.    But Beware!

a chiropractor The Cancer Project’s latest billboard shows a pack of hot dogs  coming out of a pack of  cigarettes.   The Cancer Project is trying to  get the word out about the dangers of  processed meats, especially  hot dogs.  Eating a hot dog every day can increase your  risk of  colorectal cancer by 21 percent. It’s as bad for you as smoking.

An NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study found that processed red meat was associated  with a 10 percent increased risk of prostate cancer with every 10 grams of increased  intake. A study in Taiwan showed that consumption of cured and smoked meat can  increase children’s risk for leukemia. A study in Australia found that women’s risk for  ovarian cancer increased as a result of eating processed meats.

Hot Dogs contain Nitrates.   These nitrates are compounds added to hot dogs and  other cured meats to extend their shelf life and improve their color (without the  nitrates, the hot dogs would turn brown or gray – ewww).  Once Digested, Nitrates can  form nitrosamines, which have been linked to cancer in test animals.  To reduce this  risk, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires hot-dog makers to add antioxidants,  like vitamin C, to their products.

But what about the nitrates that naturally occur in vegetables like spinach and celery?    That is absolutely true, but the difference is that these veggies also contain vitamins C  and D, which inhibit the formation of those N-nitroso compounds.

Ok so if you have to have a hotdog this 4th of July try pairing the hot dogs with an antioxidant-rich food, like tomatoes, or vitamin C–packed orange juice.  Or you can try some nitrate-free hot dogs, like the ones from Applegate Farms or Organic Prairie. These hot dogs do contain nitrates from vegetables, but do not contain traditionally used synthetic nitrates.

 

6 Reasons to LOVE Cinnamon Even More