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How to Remove Arsenic when Cooking Rice

Using excess water when cooking rice removes up to 60% of arsenic. Use 12 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. Simmer until rice is cooked. Then strain out the excess water to decrease the arsenic content and store.

Another way to decrease up to 85% of arsenic from rice is using a coffee percolator. As the cooking water continuously drips over the rice, it maximizes arsenic removal. Researchers at Queen's University Institute (Belfast) for Global Food Security have applied for a patent for a percolating rice cooker.

The U.S. ans European Union have no legal restrictions for amounts of inorganic arsenic in food. The World Health Organization recommends .2mg/km rice daily. An average serving (45g) contains between .002 to .16mg of arsenic per Kilogram of rice. Unpolished brown rice has higher levels of arsenic than WHO recommends.

Inorganic arsenic is more than twice the organic arsenic. It exists in the soil, groundwater, and drinking water. Children especially, are at risk of cancers, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Chronic exposure for adults and children may also cause skin, bladder, and lung cancer, respiratory disease, and fetal immune disruption.

Sources: Chemical & Engineering News, Aug. 24, 2015.

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Drugs In Your Drinking Water

  Metformin, a drug for diabetes, is currently in every sample of drinking water worldwide. The concentration of Metformin in these samples are up to 50% above environmental safety standards. Metformin is the most widely prescribed drug in the world. It suppresses glucose production in the liver. Since we do not metabolize Metformin, it leaves the body unaltered, entering world wide water sources and oceans within 24 hours.

  To date, the Environmental Protection Agency does not regulate pharmaceuticals in our drinking water or environment. In Lake Michigan, alone, 32 pharmaceuticals and personal products were present in the water. Fourteen of these measured high to medium concentrations of risk to the environment. Metformin is present 3 kilometers from the shores. The sediment around Lake Michigan contains 30 of the 32 pharmaceuticals and personal care products found in the lake.

  Metformin and many other pharmaceuticals leave water treatment plants unchanged. They do not degrade over time. These drugs pollute all of our waterways, seawater, and drinking water. They are not easy to detect and are projected to increase 5% annually for at least 5 years.

  Some drugs degrade into more toxic compounds. Effexor degrades into a different anti-depressant, Pristiq.

  Currently, the E.P.A. lists 8 hormones and 1 antibiotic drugs as possibly making water unsafe in our environment. Metformin was not believed to be an endocrine disruptor. However, Rebecca Klaper, University of Wisconsin and Milwaukee, found male minnows exposed to Metformin develop female gonads, weigh less, and produce fewer offspring. Metformin is now considered by researchers to be 1 of the drugs that cause major ecological consequences that we cannot change.

            Source: The Scientist, Megan Scudellari, Drugging the Environment, August 2015.

                                     Judy Griffin PhD.                                                                                             

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Antoxidant benefit of Aromatic Tumerones of Curcumin

The antioxidant benefits of Aromatic Tumerones from curcumin include reducing inflammation cancer and metastasis , high serum lipids,gastric ulcers,hemorrhaging, and necrosis of tissues, diabetes, Alzheimer's allergies, the effects of environmental toxins, depession and anxiety. Aromatic tumerones also protect the liver, reduce  allergies, clear the complexion and speed wound healing. Aromatic tumerones are 7x more easily absorbed than curcumin and turmeric. It is safe to use 400-800 milligrams daily.

Over 800 studies with cancer patients show tumerones reduce the incidence growth and metastasis of all cancers It reduces the adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiation. I do not recommend   taking it 3 days before surgery, as recommended by the surgeons .

For arthritis, aromatic tumerones are more effective than Nsaids. Studies showed noticeable improvement with osteoarthritis  within 4 weeks.  This includes pain and on site inflammation. All arthritics studied had noticeable reduction of joint stiffness.

Aromatic tumerones lowered cholesterol by 17% and triglycerides by 47% .Studies show improvement within a week. HDL, the protective cholesterol, improved by 29%.

Type 2 diabetics improved blood sugar levels and enhanced immunity due to tumorones ability to reduce oxidative stress on a cellular level. Specifically, beta cells and islet cells improved efficiency. 

Studies at UCLA about Alzheimer's showed aromatic tumerones clear amyloid plaque and metal toxicity  involved in progression of the disease. Aromatic tumerones reduce nerve inflammation in the temporal and frontal cortex of the brain most affected by Alzheimer's.

Here are a few published studies:

Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, March, 2014.

Journal of Endocrinology, November, 2014.

Phytotherapy Resources, November, 2011.

Advances of Experimental Medicines, 2007.

Issues of Molecular Biochemistry, October, 2006.

European Journal of Pharmacology: Neuroprotective effect of curcumin on focal cerebral ischemic rats by blood brain barrier damage,, 2007.

Curcumin has potent anti- amyloidogenic effects for Alzheimer's beta fibrils in vitro,Ono, K:Neuroscience, 2004, Pub Med.

 

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Therapeutic Properties of Champaca Michelia Absolute

Champaca flower absolute is a cooling antiinflammatory,analgesic, safe therapeutic flower. It lowers blood sugar in diabetics, without hypoglycemic side effects, reduces gout, irregular bleeding and encourages quick wound healing for adults and children. The absolute can also help release urine retention and heal burns. Champaca blooms contains the therapeutic properties of Champacene and linalool.

In Aryurvedic medicine Champaca is used to balance neurological problems and enhance the health of sexual organs. It is also used as a cardiac tonic.

Champaca is prized in natural perfumery for its light coco and apricot fragrance. It can be applied neat, or directly onto skin or added to an essential oil blend for health and fragrance. It is available at www.aromahealthtexas.com under essential oils and absolutes. Free shipping in the United States is available. Contact Judy Griffin at 1800 4962125/8172935410 with questions and receive  15% off for your order of Champaca!

 

 

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Complementary Care for Diabetes

Complimentary Care and Aromatherapy for Diabetics

 

Recent scientific research indicates that elevated serum blood sugar levels over 85 mg/dl can cause the same cardiac risks as diabetes. The immune and cardiovascular problems will occur slowly over a long period of time. 

 

Additionally, research at California’s Stanford University finds that those with a fatty liver are 5 times more likely to develop Type II Diabetes.  Fatty liver can occur from viral exposure such as hepatitis C without occurrence.  Alcohol consumption also contributes to fatty liver disease.  The liver can regenerate with proper diet, nutrition and therapeutic aids.

 

Most toiletries and cosmetics contain “endocrine disruptors.” Products that list “fragrance,” triclosan, microban and antibacterial soaps contain phthalates. These synthetic chemicals block normal hormonal function and scramble chemical messengers. These contaminates suppress immune function, possibly leading to diabetes, obesity, infertility, hyperactivity, low IQ and low thyroid. When these endocrine disrupting chemicals are absorbed by a fetus or an infant, they alter how their organs develop, which cannot be reversed.

 

The tiniest amounts of diethyl phthalates hijack hormone receptors and block synthesis of our natural hormones. They are evident in mother’s milk and hopefully will be pulled from the market. Presently, these chemicals may not always be listed on toiletries ingredient statements.

 

Petite fleur Essence Weight aromatic blend helps facilitate optimal blood sugar levels whether or not you are diabetic. 

 

If weight is not a problem, Evening Primrose and Moss Rose will support blood sugar levels whether it is high, low or fluctuating, known as depinsulin.

 

One of the risks of diabetes is loss of toes, feet or legs due to poor circulation and reduced ability to heal.

 

AromaHealthTexas offers Comfrey Yarrow Healing Cream to encourage healing the skin and Circulation Booster lotion to reduce neuropathy in the legs and feet, it also increases blood flow. The healing cream contains allantonin- which regenerates healthy skin, cocoa and shea butters, healing ulcers, cuts, burns and abrasions while softening the skin. Both are for external use only and are complimentary aids in treating diabetic issues.

 

Energy, an aromahealthtexas blend, aids in glutathione production necessary for cellular metabolism and energy.  It is topical, safe and can be worn when taking medicines and supplements, an aromahealthtexas blend, aids in glutathione production necessary for cellular metabolism and energy.  It is topical, safe and can be worn when taking medicines and supplements.

 

Regenerate is an aromatic blend that aids in reducing scarring and adhesions often sited in fatty liver disease.  The blend facilitates healthy tissue growth and function over a period of weeks and months. is an aromatic blend that aids in reducing scarring and adhesions often sited in fatty liver disease.  The blend facilitates healthy tissue growth and function over a period of weeks and months.

 

Detox is an aromablend that assists in the body’s natural detoxification.

 

Toxic Thyroid helps alleviate fatigue, dry skin, hair loss and weight issues.

 

Dandelion herbal and Liver herbal reduce bloating, swelling tissues and detoxification from the liver to the kidneys promoting an energetic response to live. Herbal reduce bloating, swelling tissues and detoxification from the liver to the kidneys promoting an energetic response to live. Herbal and herbal reduce bloating, swelling tissues and detoxification from the liver to the kidneys promoting an energetic response to live.

 

 These products, created by Dr. Judy Griffin, are used successfully in hospitals, home health care and clinics.  For more information go to: www.aromahealthtexas.com or call 1-800-496-2125.

 

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AROMATHERAPY FOR DIABETES

Aromatherapy for Weight, Diabetes and Heart Disease

by Dr. Judy Griffin

 

A recent study* by the USDA research agency at Beltsville, Maryland indicates a water soluble extract from cinnamon contains antioxidants that can reduce health problems from diabetes and heart disease. This cinnamon extraction is available in a nontoxic aromatherapy topical product called Weight. This therapeutic aromablend has been used in hospitals with patients suffering from diabetes, heart conditions and diabetes during pregnancy. Weight can be used with medications and supplementation to help normalize blood sugar and bodily functions associated with heart disease and diabetes. Many patients experienced less desire to overeat or eat sugary and high fat foods, resulting in weight loss.

 

Cinnamon has been used by ancient cultures for hundreds and thousands of years to improve cardiovascular health and normalize blood sugar. Mexicans drink a cinnamon tea to promote cardiovascular health and improve circulation. (Mother Nature’s Herbal, Judy Griffin, PhD., p.59) Chinese and Asians use cinnamon to improve circulation, digestion, lower back pain, cramps and bronchial wheezing. (Mother Nature’s Kitchen, Judy Griffin, PhD., pages 71 & 220) Ancient Ayurvedic Indians used cinnamon with other seasonal spices to replace meats in vegetarian dishes. These foods are used to treat a variety of ailments and release serotonin, a relaxing neurochemical in the brain. Africans, Moroccans, and Algerians use cinnamon in a very spicy, hot chile curry to “cool” the cardiovascular system after an initial cleanse of perspiration. (Mother Nature’s Herbal, Judy Griffin, PhD., pages 197-212) 

 

Cinnamon, Cinnamon cassia, sticks contain chromium, a mineral that may help regulate blood sugar. Chromium is deficient in soil in the Western World. The newly discovered antioxidant properties of cinnamon show promise in complementary, self healing therapy ingested or inhaled. Inhalation reaches the bloodstream quickly, as the oxygen-rich blood cells circulate throughout the bloodstream. Inhalation, as in the Weight aromatherapy product (found at www.aromahealthtexas.com,) can impact the brain in 1/100th of a second, affecting the neuroendocrine and blood sugar hormones.

 

Whether you inhale or ingest this aromatic spice, it can initiate a self healing process beneficial to you.

 

To order Weight or for more information please visit www.aromahealthtexas.com or call Dr. Griffin at 1-800-496-2125

 

*The USDA referenced report is located in Hormone Research, vol. 50, pages 177-182, 1998, and a second report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, vol. 20, pages 327-336, 2001, both illustrate the mechanism of action of the cinnamon http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/docs.htm?docid=8877

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Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot care

 

One of the risks of diabetes is loss of toes, feet or legs due to poor circulation and reduced ability to heal.

 

AromaHealthTexas offers Comfrey Yarrow Healing Cream to encourage healing the skin and Circulation Booster lotion to reduce neuropathy in the legs and feet, it also increases blood flow. These products, created by Dr. Judy Griffin, are used successfully in hospitals, home health care and clinics. The healing cream contains allantonin- which regenerates healthy skin, cocoa and Shea butters, healing ulcers, cuts, burns and abrasions while softening the skin. Both are for external use only and are complimentary aids in treating diabetic issues.

 

For more information go to: www.aromahealthtexas.com

Please call 1-800-496-2125 for a phone consultation or personal appointment with Dr. Griffin.

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Elevated Blood Sugar, Cardiac and Diabetic Risk

Recent scientific research indicates that elevated serum blood sugar levels over 85 mg/dl can cause the same cardiac risks as diabetes. The immune and cardiovascular problems will occur slowly over a long period of time. Petite fleur Essence Weight aromatic blend helps facilitate optimal blood sugar levels whether or not you are diabetic. 

If weight is not a problem, Evening primrose and Moss Rose will support blood sugar levels whether it is high, low or fluctuating, known as depinsulin.

Petite Fleur Essences are created and organically grown and processed on site by Dr. Judy Griffin, for more information: www.aromahealthtexas.com

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