An Ancient Marriage Made in Heaven: 10 Reasons to Invite Both Fenugreek and Diatomaceous Earth into your Health Plan 2017!
With the turn of the New Year we all start to obsess about renewing our bodies, and read up about healthy eating & its rewards, gyms and overall fitness, and weight loss and miracle cures.
Well, coming straight from the gardens of Charlemagne the Great enters this herb called Fenugreek , revered back in the day for its culinary, medicinal and use as a dye, but which is a bit of a mystery to us in the modern era.
Fenugreek grows to a height of 2 – 3 feet, and its pods produce around 10 to 20 small, aromatic and yellow-brown seeds each, which a bitter taste similar to celery or burnt sugar. It can actually be used as a coffee substitute.
This vitamin and protein rich, yet humble plant, is native to southern Europe, the Mediterranean and Western Asia, and often features in Indian curries, Northern African and Middle Eastern dishes. The seed extract is used in imitation vanilla, rum, butterscotch, maple syrup as well as in ice-cream, chewing gum and soft drinks. The young plant and leaves can be used in salad. Here you can find more about fenugreek: https://supplementpolice.com/health-guides/fenugreek/
1 — Fancy smelling nice? Long term use of fenugreek transforms the odour of urine and perspiration to the smell of maple syrup. In ancient Egypt this plant was used in the ancient art of embalming.
2 — Want to fight off the signs of aging? The plant has amazing antioxidant and anti-aging properties for both your skin and hair. It can remove fine lines – try making a smooth paste out of 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds soaked overnight with a tablespoon of yoghourt (the lactic properties of which will exfoliate your skin gently), and apply to your face for 30 minutes, afterwards rinsing with cold water.
3– Fenugreek also helps hair retain its pigment, thus delaying greying.
Over the holiday period our consumption of foods and alcohol increase, and our holiday battered livers can benefit from fenugreek’s ability to minimise the effect of alcohol toxicity due to the polyphenolic compounds present that help metabolise ethanol.
4– Use this herb to help you lose weight this year – it slows down the accumulation of fat and improves the metabolism of glucose and lipids. (Paradoxically, in various areas of North Africa, women wishing to gain weight mix fenugreek seeds, ground into a paste, with olive oil and sugar!) 5) Help prevent cancer – studies have shown that the oil extracted from fenugreek seeds can help fight against certain cancer cell lines.
And What Is This About Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth is a sedimentary mineral rock formed from the cementation of microscopic algae type plants millions of years old, which leave a chalky, white, siliceous powder.
Years ago, we would have filled our body’s need for silica through the eating of plant based foods. With the depletion of our soils in modern times, we only receive about a third of what we require, so to supplement the shortfall, one can take diatomaceous earth, according to the guidance of your health provider, you can also use the following guide to avail of the benefits of silica, some of which are:
5– A healthier Colon – Diatomaceous earth helps in the removal of harmful organisms and toxic metals from the digestive tract such as:
6– FungiHarmful toxins generated by gastrointestinal infections Bacteria & viruses ( such as poliovirus ) Parasites Protozoa Pesticide and drug deposits E-Coli Heavy metals ( like methyl mercury )
7– An increase in energy levels – anecdotal reports from many consumers of diatomaceous earth tell of both improved energy and sleeping less – foods and valuable nutrients and minerals are ingested and transferred in a better way into the bloodstream. A congested intestinal tract makes it difficult for these nourishments to be transferred into the bloodstream.
8– Support a healthy heart – research shows that diatomaceous earth offers a decrease in cholesterol levels and that its contingent nutrients including calcium, silicon, sodium, iron, magnesium and other trace minerals helps in the repair of bones and muscles.
9– Healthy skin, teeth, gums and nails – as we age connective tissues no longer hold as much moisture as before. Collagen, which is made up mainly of silica, is a guard against skin conditions, and regular use is reported by many women to restore the plumpness of their skin.
10– Less intense menopause symptoms – diatomaceous earth helps to help reduce menopausal symptoms such as irritability, night sweats and insomnia – which can only be good news for all involved.
So why not give both Fenugreek and Diatomaceous earth a trial this year and receive all 10 benefits for you and your family!