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How to Get Rid of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Naturally – Health Learning Series

How to Get Rid of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Naturally – Health Learning Series

Table of Contents.
• Introduction.
Section one- Knowing hypertension.
• What is hypertension?
• Do you have hypertension? – Access by Symptoms.
• What causes hypertension?
• Health risks due to hypertension- Read Now!
Section Two- Treatments of hypertension.
• Treatments of hypertension- An overview.
• Treat hypertension from common home stuff- Home remedies.
• Try some herbs.
• Change your life style.
• Be careful of what you eat.
• Medicines for hypertension- An effective remedy.
• Surgical correction of hypertension.

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Introduction.
“In the United States, about 77.9 million (1 out of 3) adults have high blood pressure.”
(American Heart Association, 2013 fact sheet)
According to the same report, the prevalence of hypertension in the United States population is likely to increase by 7.2% in 2030 as compared to 2013. The American population spends a total of 52 billion $ for the treatment of hypertension and its associated complications. Hypertension is reported as one of the leading causes of death throughout the world. The death toll has significantly increased due to the hypertension induced stroke and heart attack.

“In the United States, about 69% of people who have a first heart attack, 77% who have a first stroke, and 74% who have a first congestive heart failure have blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg”
(American Heart Association, 2013 fact sheet)
So, cure of hypertension is essential for healthy living and increasing life expectancy. If you are looking for effective remedies for hypertension, then “How to get rid of hypertension? Read Now!” is the book you need. This book gives a detailed yet quick review of all the homemade, herbal, allopathic and surgical remedies for hypertension.
Each chapter of this book gives you a deep insight to the basic causes of hypertension and helps answer your basic question: “How to get rid of hypertension?”
Following the guidelines regarding the life style changes, eating habits, herbal and homemade remedies, and allopathic treatments, mentioned in this book, you can overcome this problem in a quick and effective manner and can prevent the relapse of symptoms. Read more…

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How to Reduce the Chances of a Heart Attack

How to Reduce the Chances of a Heart Attack

How to Reduce the Chances of a Heart Attack – Health Learning Series

Table of Contents
Introduction.
Section one- Heart attack – an overview
Heart attack – A crumbling of your heart.
Symptoms – When you know it’s coming…
Risk factors – The heart breakers!
Grave prognosis — Why you should bother trying to avoid a heart attack.
Section Two- Reducing heart attacks
Effective prophylaxis – an introduction
Medication free strategies – Who needs a doctor?
Dietary changes
Say no to smoking
Regular exercise
Put a check on your weight.
Stress management
Herbal and nutritional supplements
Get regular check ups
Medicines – Well, sometimes you do (need a doctor)
Anticoagulants
Antiplatelet agents
Statins
ACE inhibitors
Angiotensin receptor blockers
Diuretics
Beta blockers
Work Plan – monitor your progress
Conclusion
References

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Introduction
Imagine that you are breezing through life and life seems to be going so smoothly ; you are so full of life that you do not even have the time to look after yourself, much less others. Visit to your doctor can wait, of course, because right now nothing is wrong with you. You are perfectly okay. And then one day you are running to congratulate your son, who has perhaps just graduated from his high school or maybe you are getting late for some appointment and suddenly, an excruciating pain arises in your chest and goes to your shoulder… you want it to subside but the pain keeps gripping you. You feel as if your life is at an end. But you don’t want it to end. There is so much to do. But you can’t stand on your feet anymore. You feel yourself falling, falling, falling and may be you won’t wake up again.

The above account describes heart attack in a nutshell. And according the American Heart Association,

“About 7,250,000 Americans have a heart attack each year”

So, it’s quite common, common enough that someday I and you could encounter this situation too. However, it’s not like we can’t do anything about it. While there’s no vaccine for heart attack, we can, however, significantly reduce the chances of getting a heart attack by making simple changes in our routines. This book will attempt to highlight the fact that you can, by knowing about heart attack and what risks it poses, make subtle changes in your routine and diet that will go a long way towards reducing the risk of heart attack. I must emphasize here, however, that this is no reference book and it can reinforce but cannot replace a good doctor’s advice. So, while I assure you that you will find it very informative and helpful, do not rely solely on this book for curing a heart attack; instead consult a doctor as well. With this caution in mind, let us now first see what this heart attack, which takes away the lives of so many people each year, really is, before diving into what we can do to avoid it. Read more…

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Medical Conditions Requiring Paleo Diet – Health Learning Series

Medical Conditions Requiring Paleo Diet – Health Learning Series

Table Of Contents
Introduction: The ancient diet
Section one:
Knowing paleo diet
Paleo diet explained.
Dissecting paleo diet: An analysis of its components
Section two:
Medical conditions benefiting from paleo diet
Cardiovascular diseases: A heart protecting diet
Diabetes: Too much sweetness, too many problems.
Obesity: Eat less, get thinner but with more energy
Sleep problems: A soothing diet
Allergies: “I am totally natural” says paleo diet
• Skin problems: Be gone you rashes!
• Autoimmune diseases: Protecting you from your own self

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Introduction: The ancient diet
In the search for the best diet, a theory was presented in the 1980s. The theory reminded humans of their ancestors and the healthy lives they used to live. It blamed the development of modern diseases on our present imperfect diet which it considers a recent innovation as compared to what our bodies have been adapting to, for the major part of history. It says that if we eat the diet of our ancestors, we will return to that healthy state and the diseases of our present time will fade away into non-existence. This is the concept behind paleo diet.
Paleo diet, a modern adaptation of the supposed diet of our ancestors, is claimed to be the solution to the dietary hazards of our time. Can it really provide benefits over our present diet? Can it really be the solution of hazardous diseases that have plagued the modern society? This book discusses the advantages of paleo diet over modern diet relevant to the cure of diseases and assumes the position that indeed, paleo diet can be the solution for the major diseases of our age. Read more…

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The Magic of Basil – Tulsi To Heal Naturally

The Magic of Basil – Tulsi To Heal Naturally

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Grow Basil
Powdered basil As a Herb
Getting rid of Malarial Fever
Fever
Influenza
Rock salt Cure
Preventive and Curative Fever Cures in Winter
Ginger Tulsi Tea
Mint Tea for Slimming
A Basil Sanatorium
Suffering from Acidity?
Who Should Not Take Basil?
How to Use Basil for Natural Remedies
Caffeine addiction?
Tulsi for beauty
Using the Tulsi Steamer
Dark Patches
Dark Patches
Fever Prevention in Children
Fever Prevention in Children
Whooping cough/dry Cough
Traditional Cough Syrup
Surefire Cold Remedy Powder
Suffering from Chronic Cough?
Curing Eczema
Skin Oil
To Cure Wounds
Curing Burns
Basil in Cuisine
Preserving Basil Leaves
Basil Pesto – a Genoese Dish
Healthy Sprouts Mix
Conclusion

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Introduction
Basil has long been known as a valuable herb through the ages, when it was used to flavor foods. But this herb has also been a valuable an integral part of ancient alternative medicine. More than 4000 years ago, one of the greatest of ancient doctors Charaka wrote in his compendium that the juice from the leaves of the sacred basil mixed with honey taken three times a day could cure patients suffering from whooping cough and chest ailments.
That was the time when people relied on natural cures, and their own inmate good health to keep healthy and live long. I am proud to present this book to you, about one of the most useful herbs available to mankind today, of which the significant benefits have been written in ancient books of the East.

Oscimum sanctum is the scientific name given to the sacred basil. What is the difference between cooking basil and sacred basil? Well, to tell you very frankly, most of the cooks in the East prefer to use the plant, which has purplish colored leaves, in their food, just before serving. They call that the cooking basil. On the other hand, the sacred basil has smaller and greener leaves, more pungent in odor and in taste.
One rule passed down from the ancients is that milk and Basil do not mix. So when you are getting rid of a cough and cold, you make up a mixture of one teaspoonful each of honey and dried ginger, eight black peppercorns, and 5 to 10 basil leaves and boil them in water. Drink them down twice a day, and there goes your cold. But if you are boiling these ingredients in milk, leave the basil leaves out.
Sacred basil has a religious and mythological significance coming down the ages, both in the East and in the West. The Greek Eastern Orthodox church used basil in traditional rituals and the women of the house used to sprinkle sacred basil on the threshold of their houses on St. Basil’s day celebrated on 1 January in order to usher in a new and fruitful prosperous new year. Read more…

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The Magic of Cardamoms For Cooking and Health

The Magic of Cardamoms For Cooking and Health

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Grow Cardamoms
Growing Cardamoms from Seeds.
Getting Your Seeds Ready for Sowing
When to Harvest Cardamoms
How to Store Cardamoms
Traditional Spiced Masala Chai
Making Traditional Chai
Where to Use Black Cardamoms
Traditional Noodle Soup
Traditional Tandoori Masala
Cardamoms for Healing
Fighting Depression
Throat and Chest Infections
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
Cardamoms are considered to be one of the most expensive and precious spices in the world today, taking their place along with saffron, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla.
So what is the magic about this fruit, which has made it the cause for sailors and soldiers going out to conquer lands where this plant was a native and grown extensively? Historians say that this plant is native to the Indian subcontinent, and that is why the tropical climate made this plant flourish all over Nepal, Bhutan, India, and surrounding areas.
You may find cardamom in the market, packaged in green seed pods, which have to be removed so that you can find aromatic green seeds inside. The shell is papery and is equally aromatic as are the seeds. Guatemala is a top producing country for cardamoms, which are either black or green in color. Both of them belong to the same family, but are two different species.
The green cardamoms which you enjoy sprinkling on your desserts , or just enjoy chewing on the seeds to freshen your breath are Elettaria, [this name has been taken from the traditional ancient name for cardamoms –elaichi- taken from the original Sanskrit ellaka] while the dark brown larger pods are Amomum. [This word has been derived from the Greek word amonos Or One without Reproach.]
Many researchers believe that this is the spice referred to in the New Testament, – a large portion of which was originally written in Greek – and called amomon. In the same way, a priceless spice tablet going back more than 3000 years, and found in recent excavations in Mycenae in ancient palatial archives, talks about this precious spice-amomon.
The great Greek botanist Theophrastus described this spice in 450 BCE, but he was not very certain about whether it originally came from Persia or from India. All he knew that it came from the mysterious lands of spices.
Surprisingly enough, this family belongs to the same family as the well-known herb- ginger. The family is Gingiferaceae , with different genus and species making up the members of this family. Read more…

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The Magic of Chillies For Cooking and Healing

The Magic of Chillies For Cooking and Healing

Table of Contents
Introduction
What Is the Difference between Chillies and Chili Peppers?
How to Grow Chillies.
Growing Chillies from Their Seeds
What Makes the Chillie so Hot?
Why Do People Crave Chillies?
Original Traditional Cuisine Including Curries.
Spicy Dry Chicken Curry.
Red-Hot Thai Curry Paste
Massaman Curry Paste
Massaman Beef Curry
Measuring the Heat of Chillies
Chillies for Healing
Traditional Winter Hot Oil
Chillies Infused Oil
Appendix
Traditional Hungarian Goulash.
Desi Ghee
How to Make Coconut Cream
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
Why is it to that the word “Chillies” does not conjure up a vista of something really hot, in the Eastern mind, but does so, in the Western mind? That is because few Easterners are particularly fascinated by the heat of chillies, because as they say, Familiarity Breeds Contempt. They are so used to having chillies as a part of the daily cuisine, and in their natural remedies, that it has never been an exotic spice or a herb to them.
An Easterner knows that chillies are hot. He knows that he can alleviate the burning sensation by taking a spoonful of yogurt, or a spoonful of sugar. In fact, in 1902, an American pharmacist William Scoville did some research on how many drops of sugar water were needed to alleviate the burning sensation of a hot chili pepper! But in the East, the chillies are just not restricted to their heat content – they are used to give the deep red color to gravies, especially hot red curries and gravies like Goan Vindaloos and Rogan Josh. Eastern sauces and pickles are given their piquancy with a handful of chillies.
Some of the milder chillies are stuffed with a mixture of spices and mashed potatoes, and served as a vegetable. Capsicum is a good example of that particular chillie family.
Chillies are just not an integral part of Indian cuisine; they are also very popular among the Chinese, the Thais and other oriental and Eastern cuisine, excepting the Japanese. The Japanese, have kept away from the Chillie Revolution, and that is why their food, though delicious and nutritious is comparatively bland in heat content.
Thai cuisine is a mixture of heat and herbs and spices. Chillies are just sprinkle on the top of the Thai dishes, to lend color, and flavor. They are also sprinkle on Thai salads in powdered form, to give the salads the touch of hot piquancy. Read more…

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The Magic of Cloves For Healing and Cooking

The Magic of Cloves For Healing and Cooking

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Grow Cloves
Growing from Seeds
Time for Germinating
Transplanting Your Seedlings
Water Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink…
When Do You Get the Flowers and the Seeds?
When Do You Harvest Them?
Can You Grow Clove Plants from Cuttings?
Clove Pomander
Clove Oil
Cloves in Ancient Remedies
Cloves as Insect Repellent
Suffering from Diarrhea?
Not Feeling Hungry?
Chest Congestion
Throat Infections
Healing Cuts and Bruises
Clove – Cinnamon Ointment
Cloves in Making Masalas
Garam Masala
Lamb Roast with Cloves
Dal Fry
Anyone for Tempering?
Conclusion
Winter oil

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Introduction
I remember my father recounting a traditional and ancient Persian poem to me, which he had learned when his grandmother was busy cooking in the kitchen. She was just following ancient traditions, when women from the Mogul times – 14th-century – sang this song for fun in the kitchen, while cooking and amusing their kids at the same time.
The translation from the vernacular goes something like this –
Clove and cardamom – good pals they
Went for a forbidden swim for kicks.
And soon we heard Clove yelling.
“Golly, cardamom has gone for a six ”.
¬ and so on, in more hilarious verses, about how clove would and could not bother to drag the drowning cardamom out of the water, because he would get wet, catch a cold, his momma had told him not to go swimming, and so on! Until cardamom came out of the water and both went home.
Home, meaning the tummy of a gourmet who would appreciate the presence of cloves and cardamom in his delicately seasoned dish.
The Association of cloves and cardamoms have been a part of the lives of spices in the East. Where you put in a couple of ground cloves, you may be asked whether you want to add some more cardamoms in, too. Most often, you say yes, because after all that is going to increase the taste quotient. Cloves also go well with cinnamon, star anise, basil and pepper.

Nevertheless, this book is going to tell you all about the magic of cloves, which has been considered to be one of the most precious spices treasured down the centuries by the West. Wars were fought for cardamoms, cinnamon, pepper and cloves. Trade routes to the Indies, and to the East were jealously guarded by adventurous traders in the West.
Cloves first originated in Indonesia from where traders took them all over the world, in ancient times. In fact, 3000 years ago, a Chinese emperor asked his courtiers to chew ding xiang in order to keep their breath fresh, when they came into his presence.
Apart from its use in medicine, it was, and is also used extensively to add taste, sweetness, and warmth to a dish.
Archaeologists have found traces of cloves in archaeological excavations going back to 1721 BC in Syria. So this shows how long this great and precious spice has been associated with mankind. Read more…

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The Magic of Coconuts For Cooking and Health

The Magic of Coconuts For Cooking and Health

Table of Contents
Introduction
The Power of Coconut Oil
Which Coconuts To Plant
Coconut Birdhouse
Growing of Coconuts in a Nursery
Where to Grow a Coconut
Harvesting coconuts.
Other Uses of Coconuts
How to Make Coconut Butter
Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk
Coconut Cream
Coconut Milk Comes First
How to Make Coconut Cream Last Longer
Coconuts in Cuisine
Indonesian Chili Chicken
Simple Coconut Chutney
Traditional South Indian Coconut Chutney
Traditional Coconut Pudding
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
The moment you hear the word “nut” you visualize a small, well, nut with a hard shell, which needs to be removed. So how did the coconut get to be called a nut, when it is definitely not a nut, but a drupe?
Whether drupe or nut, the name Coco was given to this native of South America, by Spanish explorers, because they thought that it resembled the face of a monkey [Coco.] In fact, the eyes as well as the hairy appearance of the enough, made them think of a monkey, but in ancient eastern mythology, it was considered to be the face of Lord Shiva the destroyer in Hindu mythology who had three eyes
For generations, the coconut has been considered to be the tree of life, because it has provided people down the ages, with everything they wished. Oil, juice, food to eat in the shape of coconut meat, coconut milk and everything nourishing, which you can get from the coconut is readily available at hand. All you have to do is climb the tree like a Coco and gather coconuts.
Did you know that more than one third of the world subsists on coconuts for survival? Many Countries have based their economies on coconut products. And that is why, in many parts of the East, cutting down the coconut tree is taboo, because of its spiritual, emotional, and traditional associated bond with human beings.
Coconuts are extremely rich in minerals, vitamins and in fiber. Doctors in coastal areas know that they do not have to worry about any harm coming to victims of typhoons and epidemics, as long as they are coconuts around.
Asian, Eastern and Pacific cultures have long use the products of coconut, for healing and curing, especially in alternative medicines. Coconut oil is considered to be the best moisturizer as well as healing base for medical preparations since ancient times. So everything from massaging to conditioning your hair and making beauty cosmetics from coconut have been a part of Eastern, Pacific and Asian culture for millenniums.
The West has finally woken up to the medical and healing potential of the coconut and its products. Thanks to extensive research being done in the UK and in the USA, people have got to know all about the healing power of the coconut. However, it was only when Jennifer Aniston was seen in the supermarket with lots of coconuts, that it began to become really popular in America as a healthy food item. Until then, it was just used as a hair conditioner or a skin moisturizer and in other natural beauty preparations.
Nobody can suffer from malnutrition or dehydration, if you have a coconut tree around.
It is surprising how recently modern research has found out that coconuts are both antiviral and antibacterial. In ancient Eastern medicine, people knew how to cure throat infections, mouth infections, bladder and urinary infections, kidney related diseases, influenza, pneumonia and other diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi for millenniums. In fact, if you had a tree of life in your garden, you would live almost as long as did the tree.
That is because you were eating itself the fruit, which would keep you healthy and with a strong autoimmune system throughout your life. Read more..

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Health Benefits of Black Cumin For Cooking and Health

Health Benefits of Black Cumin For Cooking and Health

Table of Contents
Preface
Getting started
Chapter # 1: Intro
Chapter # 2: How is black cumin commonly used?
Chapter # 3: Black cumin recipes
Chapter # 4: Growing your own black cumin
Chapter # 5: Precautions
Benefits of black cumin to the brain
Chapter # 1: Boosts memory
Benefits of black cumin to the body
Chapter # 1: Fights cancer
Chapter # 2: Strengthens the immune system
Chapter # 3: Alleviates allergic conditions
Chapter # 4: Eases high blood pressure
Chapter # 5: Counters the effects of radiation
Chapter # 6: Reduces frequency of pediatric seizures
Chapter # 7: Helps in weight loss
Chapter # 8: Helps with migraines
Conclusion
References

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Preface
Many plants that seem so innocuous to us today have been used in traditional medicine for centuries and have produced astonishing results. Greek and Indian medicine in particular has taken leverage of numerous herbs and plants in curing a wide variety of ailments. Only today has science caught up with what our ancestors took as common knowledge. Research conducted over the past few decades have begun to testify to the health benefits of these botanical wonders.
One such amazing plant is Black Cumin more specifically known as Nigella sativa. It is a plant that blossoms yearly and was found originally in the southern and southwestern regions of Asia. Growing to a height ranging from twenty to thirty centimeters, it is characterized by its thin and straight leaves, fragile blue / white flowers and large bloated fruit holding the renowned Black Cumin seed.
The seed of this plant has been used in cuisines around the globe but is particularly famous and notable in Sub-continental cooking. Its pungent taste and unique aroma has made it famous in many dishes. Its importance in the kitchen aside, this seed has a host of medicinal benefits that make it ideal for consumption from a health perspective. It can have a positive effect on both body and mind and scientific evidence has been gathered to support this.
This book aims to educate you in the many benefits of this truly miraculous plant whose seeds work wonders for human health. It will instruct you on the best way to take advantage of Black Cumin’s benefits and easily make it a part of your daily life. There will also be tips on cultivating your own Black Cumin seeds to use in your kitchen! By the time you reach the end, this humble plant will have definitely made an impression on your mind.
Many of you will have overlooked Black Cumin seeds as a mere spice to be used in cooking but after reading the health benefits of the same, you’ll begin to look at them with a new found reverence. Read more…

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Table of Contents
Preface
SECTION I – Getting started
Chapter # 1: Intro
Chapter # 2: How is cinnamon commonly used?
Chapter # 3: Types of cinnamon
Chapter # 4: Making the most of cinnamon in daily life
Chapter # 5: Maximum daily dosage
SECTION II – Benefits of cinnamon to the brain
Chapter # 1: Boosts brain activity
Chapter # 2: Protects against Alzheimer’s disease
SECTION III – Benefits of cinnamon to the body
Chapter # 1: Regulates blood sugar
Chapter # 2: Aids in weight loss
Chapter # 3: Helps fight cancer
Chapter # 4: Combats infertility
Chapter # 5: Reduces arthritic pain
Chapter # 6: Has inherent anti-infectious properties
Chapter # 7: Helps against acne
SECTIONIV– Conclusion
References

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Preface
There is hardly anyone who does not consume spices regularly in one form or another. Spices find diverse uses ranging from natural flavor enhancement and brain simulation to traditional herbal medicine. There was a time when the spice trade was considered the most profitable and lucrative business by merchants who sailed from the West to the Indies.
There is a plethora of extremely beneficent spices out there but the one particular spice this book is concerned with is cinnamon. Procured from the internal bark of many trees belonging to the genus Cinnamomum, it is has an international reputation as an integral part of many sweet and savory foods.
What most people don’t realize is that this miraculous spice is truly a gift of nature. It has amazing benefits that go far beyond its pleasant taste and aroma. Recent studies in universities and medical research centers from around the world have proven what traditional herbalists claimed for ages: Cinnamon has powerful medicinal applications that are diverse as they are many. Its positive effects on the human physiology include those on both the mind and the body.
This book contains information regarding cinnamon that will teach you its benefits and also how to use it effectively in your daily life. As you will see once you reach the end, cinnamon is a humble spice that can be incorporated into your daily consumption without disrupting normalcy.
Cinnamon is nature at its most benevolent, and its benefits will leave you wondering what other secrets Mother Nature holds! Read more..

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