Spices Of Life From Your Kitchen Shelf

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake: Improve Your Health while Indulging Your Sweet Tooth

4/16/2011 - This cake is sure to please -- it is completely free of all sugar and grains, yet it tastes just like the coffee cake you might buy at your local coffee house. Simple to throw together, it is delicious and healthy! Ingredients: 1 cup almond flour 2 tablespoons organic coconut flour 1 1/2 tsp...Learn more: 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rooibosch and Ginger Health Cooler (c)

2 x Rooibosch teabags.
1 x Teaspoon freshly squeezed ginger juice.
Raw honey.
1 x liter of cold purified water.


1. Steep the teabags in half a cup of boiling water.
2. Remove teabags and add the teaspoon of ginger juice while still hot
3. Add liter of purified water.
4. Sweeten to taste with raw honey.
5. Pour into tall glasses and serve with crushed ice.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Windowsill Herb Wards Off Prostate Cancer

As if you needed a reason to eat that slice of pizza. Or your other favorite Italian dish…
Along with flavor, oregano offers several health benefits. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies indicate that it even helps fight breast cancer.
Now a new study shows it may benefit men battling prostate cancer.
One out of six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Most don’t die. But they do undergo treatment and surgeries with harsh side effects. But now…
Professor Supriya Bavadekar PhD from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY may have found a new type of treatment in the form of oregano. “We’re hoping this translates into a drug with lesser adverse effects in patients,” Dr. Bavadekar said.
Dr. Bavadekar and her team studied the effects of the natural herb using different concentrations.  They exposed the prostate cancer cells to oregano in three different time periods – 24 hours, 48 hours and 96 hours.
The results? The oregano killed the cancer cells.

Miracle 5 Minute Fat Burning Exercise, Proven Fat Burner!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012


                               Author: PRIOR TO TAKING CINNAMON

Iv'e been battling the scourge of diabetes type 2 for years even lost my right lower leg and going completely blind as well all of which happened to me while I was on the maximum dosage of Dionil or Glycomin as well as Metformin. Fortunately my sight was restored through laser surgery and lens implants.
Being mostly confined to a wheelchair, my weight, especially in my waist and thighs suddenly started increasing rapidly, so much so, that the wheelchair had started cutting off the circulation in my remaining leg and stump.To say nothing of my rising blood pressure and increasing bouts of depression. In spite of any bad situation thrown at me during my 60 years of life, I somehow always managed to bounce back as the eternal optimist. Nothing ever got me down for long, but lately, after a whole spate of disappointments, too painful to mention, I was finally ready to throw in the towel.
The medication was just not working anymore and my blood sugar levels were in the upper 20s , while they should be below 10, with sugar this out of control there are a whole host of life threatening conditions I was now exposed to. I did just two things that brought my sugar crashing down! I threw my prescription meds into the trash can and and took half a teaspoon of pure cinnamon powder on half a glass of hot water. When I checked my sugar level, it was 7!  It has not been under 20 for years. The next morning before breakfast, I rechecked the sugar level and it was 7.5. After breakfast, I took half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder again but added it to a quarter of a cup of unsweetened yogurt, and the result was the same, 7.3.

I have now been taking the daily dosage of half a teaspoon on a quarter of a cup of unsweetened yogurt for over a month and my sugar levels have remained steadily under 10. I was so inspired by these results, that I have also now started a weightloss regime based on vegetable and animal proteins and green salads. The proteins have no effect on the low sugar readings and I need much less proteins than carbohydrates to have a sense satiety and my weight is starting to come down as well now. I also drink about 5 glasses of water per day.


The weightloss presentation on this website will show you how I lost several kilos of persistant fat as well as several centimeters of my waist in under an hour per week while enjoying tasty fat burning foods throughout the entire day! What will really please you, is that this is no fake or fad diet,  This is a very real technique packed brimfull with healthy and nutricious foods that are combined to fight off your junk food cravings  by enhancing your efforts using unique short exercises that activate your body’s own ability to start fat burning as well as the mindset tips you need to stay lean, heathy and strong permanently. As far as medical disclaimers go, I urge any person intending to embark on any weightloss program, to get medical advice prior to doing so, as no liability will be accepted for whatever reason.

Monday, September 3, 2012

How to control your Appetite

Lots of people are deciding to lose weight. Wonderful! Congratulations! However, many

control your cravingsfear they cannot control their appetite and that hunger and cravings will spoil their weight-loss program. There are reasons why you may struggle to control your appetite and there are solutions to the problem.

Research shows many individuals simply cannot eat sugars and starches without losing control of their appetite, because unbalanced blood sugar levels are a major cause of food cravings. Examine your own appetite and the physical, emotional, and mental response you have to some foods like sugars chocolates and other processed carbohydrates.
When you eat a diet of processed carbohydrate foods (starches and sugars), they break down into sugar (glucose) quickly enters your blood stream.
Because your body cannot tolerate a high blood sugar, it produces the hormone insulin that removes sugar from the blood and deposits it into the cells.
If you eat these foods regularly, your body may then begin producing too much insulin and the opposite state - low blood sugar occurs. You may be familiar with the feelings of low blood sugar - being tired, irritable, even shaky and sweaty. To bring blood sugar levels up, your body sends your brain a chemical message saying, "I need sugar, eat some sugar." Hence you crave sodas, bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta, or anything with sugar or starch. In effect, carbohydrate cravings are a biochemical response to low blood sugar, and are not just a lack of willpower!
There are several foods and beverages that I call appetite-control foods. They make your stomach feel full, contain few calories and do not disturb your blood-sugar levels. 
Fresh, clean water
That's right: water is a powerful appetite suppressant. If you drink an eight-ounce glass of water when you first start feeling hungry, you will find that it suppresses your appetite in nearly every case. Yes, drink a full glass of water and have the discipline to avoid eating for 10 minutes, and you will find that your appetite is either completely gone or dramatically reduced. Some experts suggest that often when we are dehydrated, we mistakenly interpret those signals from the body as hunger pangs, and reach for food instead of water.
Green tea
Green tea is an excellent beverage for appetite and weight control. It not only controls appetite but it stimulates the body's metabolism to burn fat, enhances energy levels, offers protection from several cancers, and is useful for hypertension and circulatory disorders. These benefits are not dependent on the small amount of natural caffeine found in green tea. Green tea can be had hot or cold with natural sweeteners. Adding milk to tea will rob it of some of its health benefits.
Green Vegetables:
Vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, field greens and other leafy vegetables contain so few calories that you hardly need to count them. Feel free to eat an unlimited quantity of green leafy vegetables. They are "free" foods that are rich in water, fiber, vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting substances, while at the same time, they fill your stomach, make you feel full and turn off the hunger signals to your brain.
You can consume these green leafy vegetables in different ways. Cook them lightly or make a variety of different salads and add a low-calorie salad dressing like home-made olive oil and vinegar. Avoid commercial salad dressings that boast of being low fat and cholesterol free but contain MSG, high-fructose corn syrup, and other unhealthy ingredients.
Eat the largest apple you can find of either the Jamaican or American variety. Sure, they contain a few calories and some carbohydrates, but the apple will fill you up, and that will stop you from eating far more calorie-rich foods. The same is true for other not-so-sweet fruits like grapefruit and berries.
If you are very hungry, it's very easy to reach for some processed foods like a bag of chips or crackers, for example. You start nibbling and may consume 1,000 calories or more. But, it's almost impossible to eat 1,000 calories worth of apples or grapefruit. These fruits are great appetite suppressing foods because the fibre satisfies your hunger and turns off your appetite before you overeat. Plus, they contain various vitamins and minerals and anticancer agents.
Fibre supplements
When hungry, swallow a couple of fibre tablets before you begin eating. They create a feeling of fullness when taken with water. Always drink plenty of water when you take these tablets because without enough water, your digestive system may become sluggish.
Control your appetite with food and don't let food control you.