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Nuts and seeds make up an important part of a healthy diet. Seeds and nuts benefit our health because they offer key essential nutrients and play a role in disease prevent by keeping you healthy as you age.  They can stabilize blood-sugar levels and improve cholesterol and triglycerides, which may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Additional nutrients in nuts and seeds, such as fiber, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6, provide added protection against heart diseases.

In addition, nuts and seeds benefit your health by providing a source of dietary fiber. Fiber is a specialized type of carbohydrate found in plant-based foods. It does not break down as it passes through your digestive tract, and the undigested fiber adds bulk to your stool to promote regular bowel movements.

Some useful seeds to be consumed by vegetarians:

Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds are well known for adding taste to food, while they are also very beneficial from aiding in digestion, curing the common colds and flu, relieving cough, detoxifying body to boosting the absorption of nutrients.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds also have cancer prevention properties and help lower the risk of heart disease. They are a good source of vitamin E, copper, folate, selenium, and phytochemicals.

Chia Seeds

These incredible seeds are a good source of omega-3 oils, calcium, protein and antioxidants; they also contain a good amount of soluble fiber.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are full of protein and rich in zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamins. They can regulate blood pressure, prevent diabetes, aid in digestion, make skin healthy, lower cholesterol, boost heart health, ease stress and anxiety, relieve arthritis, prevent liver disease and even prevent cancer.


This is one of the most ideal foods you can add to your oatmeal or smoothies. Flaxseeds are rich in antioxidants that help you fight cancer, and they are also packed with fiber to lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are often used as a culinary spice, the antioxidants in them help reduce cancer risk. They are high in fiber, calcium, and iron, also have anti-inflammatory properties, and makes it a super food for relieving arthritis.


Nuts and seeds are rich in energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much discussed omega-3 fatty acids, nuts and seeds have it all! wonderful gifts to humankind from the mother nature.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 139.




This remedy is useful when the rectal and anal symptoms are more important.

It is useful whenever, there is biting and itching in the anus and when the orifice is swollen.

It is useful in Fistula in ano, diarrhea with anal burning.

This remedy is useful in subjects with hemorrhoids, fissures, ulceration of the anus and the perineum.

It is useful whenever there are atrocious pains in the rectal area with and after each stool.

It is useful when subjects suffer from terrifying nightmares.


 According to me, PAEONIA would be efficacious, in cases of ulceration, seated below the umbilicus.

Dr. Guerin.


Refined Sugar – the sweet poison


Sugar was once called “white death”.  It deserves 100% of this title. It is a key factor in most degenerative diseases. We must understand its dangers and limit its consumption.

Dangers of refined sugar:

Sugar causes blood glucose to spike and plummet.   Unstable blood sugar often leads to mood swings, fatigue, headaches and cravings for more sugar.

Sugar increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Sugar interferes with immune function.
Research on human subjects is scant, but animal studies have shown that sugar suppresses immune response.  More research is needed to understand the exact mechanisms; however, we do know that bacteria and yeast feed on sugar and that, when these organisms get out of balance in the body, infections and illness are more likely.

A high-sugar diet often results in chromium deficiency.
If you consume a lot of sugar and other refined carbohydrates, you probably don’t get enough of the trace mineral chromium, and one of chromium’s main functions is to help regulate blood sugar.

Sugar accelerates aging.
It even contributes to that telltale sign of aging and sagging skin.

Sugar causes tooth decay.

Sugar can cause gum disease, which can lead to heart disease.
Increasing evidence shows that chronic infections, such as those that result from periodontal problems, play a role in the development of coronary artery disease. The most popular theory is that the connection is related to widespread effects from the body’s inflammatory response to infection.

Sugar affects behaviour and cognition in children.
Sugar increases stress.
When we’re under stress, our stress hormone levels rise; these chemicals are the body’s fight-or-flight emergency crew, sent out to prepare the body for an attack or an escape.

Sugar takes the place of important nutrients.
According to USDA data, people who consume the most sugar have the lowest intakes of essential nutrients––especially vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B-12, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and iron.


It is a pity that the majority of us truly have no idea how devastating sugar really is to our health. The world’s consumption of sugar or processed carbohydrate that converts to sugar has grown to enormous proportions in the last century. It is estimated that the average Western person consumes about 10 –200lb of this highly processed substance each

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 138.




 This remedy is derived from Oxalic acid, which is a crystalline dibasic salt.

It suits subjects, who are sensitive to cold and worse from thinking.

It also suits subjects who are worse from exertion.

It suits persons who are allergic to coffee and they get diarrhea.

It is useful for those subjects, who pass oxalate crystals in their urine.

This remedy is useful in persons who have lost their voice and have palpitation and difficulty in breathing.  It suits persons who get palpitation on breathing.

This remedy is useful in pains, which come in violent streaks, with burning from the lower part of the chest and epigastrium, worse from motion, cutting, shooting, stitching and tearing in many parts and with a sore and bruised feeling all over the body.

This remedy is also useful in ulcers in the gums that are painful.

This remedy is useful when the patients have sour eructation with tasteless feeling after eating, nausea in pregnancy and colic in the abdomen, which is intermittent, relieved by passing flatus.

Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin.


Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3. It can affect as many as 2,000 genes in your body.  The body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. Besides getting vitamin D through sunlight, you can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood.

Importance of Vitamin D:

Vitamin D is essential for maintaining your health. Almost all of us at one point or another have experienced low vitamin D levels. Symptoms often manifest as poor energy, insomnia, compromised immune system and mood imbalance.

Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency:

Muscle Weakness is a symptom that is predominantly experienced in muscles around the hip. This symptom usually leads to the classic ‘waddling gait’ in adults.

Bone aches and pain.  Vitamin D works closely with the parathyroid hormone (PTH), required for maintaining sufficient levels of calcium in the blood. If you’re suffering from vitamin D deficiency, the parathyroid gland produces PTH in excess, causing the dissolution of calcium from the bones. As a result, you may suffer from pain that feels like it is originating from your bones.

Chronic fatigue:   Bone pain and muscle aches lead to chronic fatigue syndrome.

Mood swings: Adequate levels of vitamin D are required for regulating the levels of a neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a hormone that is responsible for inducing good happy feelings.

Sleep disturbances: Serotonin regulates sleep cycle. Low vitamin D levels not only affect sleep cycle regulation but also control the pattern of sleep.

Digestive problems: Useful bacteria residing in our gut play an important role in keeping our digestive system healthy. Unfortunately, lack of vitamin D is detrimental to these bacteria. So lack of vitamin D indirectly leads to poor digestion.

Other benefits of Vitamin D   It Can Cut the Risk of Breast Cancer, reduce the risk of Multiple sclerosis and reduces the risk of dementia and even said to control blood pressure.