Garlic Health Benefits [Infographic]

Health Benefits of Garlic - Infographic from Stedas Dizajn
Garlic has been used as a herbal healing remedy for an array of ailments and conditions in various cultures for many centuries.

Garlic has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties making it effective against certain bacteria, viruses and fungi.

It is rich in important vitamins, minerals and sulfur compounds.  One such compound, Diallyl Sulphide (DADS), is believed to influence the human epigenome in a positive way:  it increases histone acetylation and "turns on" anti-cancer genes.

Thus, consuming garlic on a regular basis may provide protection against certain types of cancer.

Read more about garlic and cancer here:

Epigenetic Diet:  Impact on the Epigenome and Cancer (US National Library of Medicine; National Institutes of Health)

This infographic, entitled "The Natural Cure, Garlic, Your Health Keeper" from Stedas Dizajn illustrates and explains some interesting facts about garlic including its healing properties, nutrient makeup, available forms, health applications and benefits.

It should be noted that many health experts advise eating the plant, not supplements, to get the benefits.  This is because it is believed that the various compounds of the whole plant work in a synergy to provide the benefit.

Worried about bad breath?  This infographic offers some suggestions and tips on dealing with garlic breath.

Infographic source and more information at:  Stedas Dizajn - Health Benefits of Garlic.


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15 Herbal Teas for Health and Every Ailment [Infographic]

15 Herbal Teas for Health and Every Ailment
Infographic from Hello Natural
Undoubtedly, you've heard about the many great health benefits of drinking green tea.

Green tea is even touted for weight loss. Although everyone has a different experience, my own experiment with green tea resulted in a small amount of weight loss - without any other changes in my diet or exercise and without any other extra effort. I simply replaced the morning coffee with a cup of green tea and drank 2-3 more cups of green tea throughout the day.

In my view, green tea is not the magic bullet for losing weight, but it really seems to help.

But green tea is not the only tea with promising (and, according to some sources, proven) health and healing benefits.

This infographic entitled "15 Herbal Teas for Every Ailment" from Hello Natural illustrates healthful teas and describes some properties and conditions that each is thought to have and treat:

❤ Green Tea
❤ Black Tea
❤ Oolong Tea
❤ White Tea
❤ Rooibos
❤ Peppermint
❤ Dried Ginger
❤ Stinging Nettle
❤ Yerba Mate
❤ Lemon Balm
❤ Chamomile
❤ Hibiscus
❤ Red Clover
❤ Dandelion
❤ Cinnamon

Infographic source and more information regarding the health benefits of tea:  Hello Natural - The Health Benefits of Tea + 15 Teas for Any Ailment.

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Breathing for Health [Infographic]

Breathing for Health - Infographic from Huffington Post
Breathing is one of the body's most important detoxification systems.  It also directly and indirectly affects other aspects of our health.

Many health experts say that, unfortunately, most of us do not breathe "correctly".  That is, we routinely take short, shallow breaths and this type of breathing can cause various negative health effects in the body.

This infographic entitled "Change Your Breathing, Change Your Life" from Huffington Post illustrates and explains some of the many ways breathing impacts our health including how "correct" (controlled, long and deep breathing) can:

 Stimulate brain growth

❤ Improve heart rate variability

❤ Lower stress levels

❤ Alleviate anxiety and negative emotions

❤ Reduce testing anxiety

❤ Lower blood pressure

❤ Alter gene expression

Additionally, certain deep breathing techniques - like those often used in yoga and meditation - are thought to prevent premature aging, detoxify, and increase the metabolic rate.  For example, it is thought that the additional oxygen received from exercise (particularly exercise performed outdoors) boosts metabolism and helps to burn fat.

Together with reducing and managing stress (another big consideration in weight loss), deep breathing techniques may have the potential and effect of helping you to lose weight.

For additional reading and listening on this subject, we recommend:

Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing from Andrew Weil, M.D.

The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions from Richard Brown M.D., and Patricia Gerbard MD

Infographic source and more information:  Huff Post The Third Metric:  How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life

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