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Patch Your Leaky Gut | Jash Botanicals

When you first hear the term “leaky gut”, you might think of incontinence. However, while not as embarrassing, leaky gut is by far a more serious illness. Chronic stress, intestinal infections, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, environmental contaminants, alcohol, caffeine, poor diet, NSAIDS (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen), antibiotics, and other medications can all cause leaky gut syndrome. Recent research indicates that leaky gut may either cause or elevate many other illnesses. What is a Leaky Gut? Our overall health is largely dependant upon the condition of the gut (intestinal) wall. The nutrients we need latch onto carrier proteins. In a healthy gut, the intestinal lining provides your body with a filter that lets carrier proteins pass through it, yet blocks harmful substances from accessing the bloodstream. When the intestinal lining is damaged, the gut becomes more permeable (porous). Enlarged spaces allow our bodies to absorb larger than usual protein molecules.

Since these larger protein molecules aren’t supposed to be in the bloodstream, our immune systems see them as invaders and take defensive action beginning the cycle of leaky gut syndrome. The Four Cycles of Leaky Gut Syndrome 1. Food Allergies — Typically, leaky gut syndrome begins with food allergies as white …

How to Maintain a Healthy Vegetable Garden

After all of your hard work of planting your garden. You must also do the necessary work to keep it maintained and your plants healthy. Healthy plants produce more fruits and vegetables. The first and most thing you need to do is keep your plants watered. Under watering can result in lost crop, dwarfed plants, some diseases and certain fruit rot.

Secondly you need to keep the weeds out of the garden. Weeds rob moisture and nutrients from the soil. Weeds also grow quicker and taller than your vegetable plants. Therefore they steal the necessary light from your smaller plants. Without that necessary light the plants will be unable to flourish and produce adequate fruit.

To keep your plants vibrant and healthy you should feed them. Use a basic fertilizer. Fertilize plants as recommended. There are many different types fertilizers and plant foods for many different plants. You can choose a specific plant food for your type of plants if you want.

Vegetables need to be picked when ready, so that the plant can produce more fruit. Leaving the fruit or vegetable on the plant after it's ready to be picked will slow down the plants production.

You also now …

Healthy Living Is Dying

One hundred twenty years – 120 years of life that is. That’s what you get at the most. That’s what the Bible seems to say. That’s what today’s observation of the longest living humans shows. And that’s what science says. Healthy living is simply dying at the slowest rate possible, improving the chances of making it to 120 years old.

Most of us won’t make it to 120 years. Why? A major reason is most of us engage in unhealthy habits.

When we speak of extending life, what we really are talking about is taking steps to delay death. So instead of thinking about adding time to the clock, we should think in terms of preventing time from being taken off the clock prematurely.

Hayflick Limit

The best available science says the cells in our bodies are programmed to live about 120 years with each cell capable of dividing 40-60 times before it dies or becomes senescent. This limited capacity of cells to divide is called the Hayflick Limit and was discovered by Leonard Hayflick in 1961. And it is consistent with today’s observation of the longest living humans.

Prior to Hayflick’s discovery, it was felt that human cells could …

Illy Coffee

Illy coffee is a brand that's well-known around the world and has recently begun to make inroads in the American market. From a coffee-lover's standpoint, that's a good thing–Illy coffee is one of the best tasting espressos available to the mass market. Let's take a look at the history of the company and some of the products it offers.

The Story of Illy Coffee

Illy Coffee was founded in 1933 by Francesco Illy in his hometown of Trieste, Italy. The company started out of his house, but within a few years Illy had invented a revolutionary espresso machine that caused his business to expand. The machine was the "illetta" and it was the first automated machine that substituted steam with compressed air.

Illy has been in the coffee business for over a half-century, but retains its corporate roots in Trieste to this day. The company was founded on the principle of consistency, which is an important trait for a coffee company. To this day, Illy only uses one type of coffee bean–100 percent Arabica–and despite (or perhaps because of) this fact it fills over five million cups of coffee every day.

Illy coffee is available ground or in …

Toxic Metals and Autism: Epidemic | Jash Botanicals

The Great Debate

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) defines epidemic as “The occurrence of cases of an illness in a community or region which is in excess of the number of cases normally expected for that disease in that area at that time.”

Recent studies show that ASDs (Autistic Spectrum Disorders) are ten times more prevalent than they were just a decade ago increasing from 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 150. Autism is the second most common developmental disability, next to mental retardation. The presence or absence of an autism epidemic continues to be a hot topic of debate in schools, medical circles, and the media. Moreover, whether or not toxic metals contribute to and/or cause autism adds to the heat of the debate.

Autism is a brain disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate, form relationships with others, and respond appropriately to the environment. Autism is typically first diagnosed in children between birth and 30 months of age.

Before 1912, There Was No “Autism”

Swiss psychiatrist Eugene Bleuler first used the term in a 1912 journal, developing it from the Greek word autos, meaning “self”. Even so, autism went unrecognized as a specific condition until 1943 …

Grow Herbs In Terra Cotta Strawberry Pot

Upright, terra cotta strawberry pots make perfect pots for growing a variety of different herbs in a small space. A terra cotta strawberry pot planted with herbs is also an eye pleasing way to show off those herbs and makes a beautiful focal point for porch, patio or flower garden.

The only draw back to growing herbs in a terra cotta strawberry pot is that terra cotta dries out easily. That problem can be solved by taking a narrow piece of PVC pipe that is longer than the terra cotta strawberry pot is tall, and drilling several holes in it down the entire length of the PVC pipe. Place the perforated PVC pipe into the center of the terra cotta strawberry pot, then fill the strawberry pot with planting soil. Water and feed your herbs through the perforated PVC pipe to ensure water and food are reaching all the way down to the bottom herbs growing in your strawberry pot.

When you plant herbs in the sides of the terra cotta strawberry pot, place the root ball of the herbs slightly below the hole and firm the soil around the root ball. This will prevent the soil from washing out …

Anxiety Treatment

Incorporating some form of anxiety treatment program into your daily routine is vital if you want to have a truly happy life. Now, some of us experience more anxiety than others. In fact, I probably experienced enough anxiety for a hundred people, but all of us should take active steps to eliminate it.

In reality, some anxiety and fear can be helpful because it’s often an indication that something isn’t quite right. However, just as these feelings can be beneficial, if they become too overpowering, they can keep you from doing the things you need to do in order to help yourself. Unmanaged anxiety will paralyze you, keeping health and happiness at bay.

Anxiety Treatments Available Today

Thousands of companies push thousands of products that supposedly reduce anxiety. Certain pills claim to be a natural remedy for anxiety and certain self-appointed self-help gurus claim to have all the answers. Hey, if it works for you and you feel yourself moving closer and closer to inner peace and contentment, by all means continue.

Anxiety is caused by a million different things and manifests itself in many different ways. Outwardly, someone might appear to be calm and collected, but on the inside …

Adaptogenic Herbs: Natures Answer to Depression and Stress | Jash Botanicals

What if you could feel better? Truly better: less anxious, less easily swayed by the stress of everyday life, and more in tune with your body. Does this sound too good to be true? Herbal adaptogens are designed by nature to do just that. Although many herbs are touted for their stress and depression-busting properties, not just any herb can be properly called an herbal adaptogen. Herbal adaptogens are a remarkable group of herbs that are rightly known as nature’s answer to depression and stress.

What Makes an Herb an Adaptogen?

A Russian scientist named N.V. Lazarev first coined the term ‘herbal adaptogen’ in 1947. Later, the holistic Russian doctor named I.I. Brekman enumerated the specific criteria that a plant must meet before being labeled as an herbal adaptogen. The criteria is as follows:

    1. The herb must not cause harm or place additional stress on the body.

2. The herb must help the body adapt to a variety of stresses, both environmental and psychological in nature.

3. The herb must work in a nonspecific way. That is, it should support the whole body, including all the major systems (nervous, immune, hormonal, etc.), and help regulate all the body’s functions.

Health or Harm: The Truth About High Dose EDTA Chelation Therapy | Jash Botanicals

Nowadays, detoxification therapies — and particularly chelation therapies — have grown increasingly popular. Unfortunately though, High Dose EDTA Chelation Therapy is giving more effective (not to mention less harmful) chelation therapies a “bad name” in many circles. Most recently, some folks have been misled into believing that High Dose calcium-EDTA Chelation Therapy can reduce or eliminate atherosclerosis, and more importantly for the scope of this article—chronic heavy metal toxicity.

Rapid Injection of Calcium-EDTA is Dangerous and Unproven

The title above appears atop a page of the Mount Rainer Clinic. The article that follows it was written by Elmer M. Cranton, M.D., a much respected doctor in the field of holistic and alternative medicine. Dr. Cranton advises against the use of High Dose EDTA Chelation Therapy saying in his article, “Calcium-EDTA has no proven benefit in the treatment of age-related diseases, coronary heart disease or atherosclerosis,” and adding that rapid infusion of a full dose of EDTA is “potentially dangerous”.

Dr. Cranton goes on to remind his reader that a slow 3-hour infusion is “the only safe way to administer a full therapeutic dose of intravenous EDTA.”

Among Cranton’s many credentials is a past presidency of the American College for Advancement

Eat your fruit daily for health!!!

Fruit plays an important role in our diet

. Fruit is known to be human's natural diet. Some people who are being treated for chronic diseases are advised to eat organic fruits or freshly squeezed fruit juices. Among the many health benefits of fruits is that it is a natural anti-depressant. Studies shown that by eating fruits it can help you feel relaxed, this is due to Tryptophan an amino acid that is present in fruits. Tryptophan can help the brain produce serotonin , a low level of serotonin is linked with anxiety, depression and insomnia. There are many benefits of increasing serotonin levels naturally instead of just taking anti-depressant.

Fruits also contain antioxidants and phytochemicals that help nourish brain cells. Therefore fruits are essential for those people who are experiencing chronic diseases because the powerful antioxidants of fruits may help prevent the progress of the disease and it may also help cure it.

How much fruits do you need? 

  • Nutrition expert recommend to eat at least 2 servings (1 ½ cup) of fresh fruit or fruit juice everyday for a healthier body.
  • Eat a piece of fruit before you go to bed. It will help you sleep and help