Can veganism cure Crohn’s disease?

Can veganism cure Crohns disease

This question has everybody’s interest after a 26-year-old man claimed that his chronic Crohn’s disorder was completely reversed by following a strict vegetarian diet for period of time.

All his major and minor symptoms completely vanished. This news has inspired hope for millions of Crohn’s sufferers who often do not experience relief despite following strict medication. However, is it too soon to draw conclusions from the miraculous healing of one man? Let’s investigate.

The medics at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Missouri observed one of their patient’s (whose identity has not been yet disclosed due to privacy reasons) Crohn’s history. His case study provided some very interesting insights into the potential cure of the disease.

He had followed an unintentionally vegetarian diet due to religious reasons and noticed a reduction in symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. He then continued following a vegan diet to observe its benefits. These persisted for as long as he was strict with his diet. Medics found visible changes in his gut endoscopy images, as the gut lining showed reduced inflammation and became smoother. When he faltered by including dairy-based products or spicy foods in his meals, his condition would flare-up.

However, promising as this case study may be, other medics have warned against being blindly inspired by this one-hit-wonder. The reason? They claim that a purely vegan diet is deficient in certain minerals and vitamins, which may exacerbate Crohn’s symptoms. A vegan diet is rich in dietary fibre, which may go on to irritate an already sensitive gut lining. Giving up on medication entirely to replace it with a vegan diet may not work for everybody, although dropping processed foods, dairy products, and spicy foods has definitely got benefits attached.

If you are a Crohn’s patient, it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking any steps toward drastically altering your diet.


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It’s time for DEET’s Retreat!

its time for DEETs Retreat

Come summer everyone starts slathering DEET rich ointments on their skin to keep away mosquitoes. The buzzing critters simply detest the smell of it and therefore keep away. DEET or N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide seemed like the panacea for protecting oneself from a swarm of tiny buzzing monsters, at least for a while. Then, people noticed something else that made DEET unpopular for use apart from its bad odor.

 Firstly, DEET has been deemed safe by many public health agencies. Many people would rather drown themselves in a pungent chemical over getting bitten by mosquitoes, and up until this point, DEET does not disappoint. But soon, it was discovered that DEET damages fabrics, can be irritating to the skin of certain people and can even cause neurodegenerative problems (as was discovered in a study involving mice).

The good news is, whether you find DEET repulsive due to its skin-damaging properties or simply its odor, you can choose alternatives. That’s right! DEET is not the Be-All-And-End-All of insect repellants. Consumer Reports have tested the best insect repellants available and their top three choices do not even contain DEET! They are:

  • Sawyer Fisherman’s Formula Picaridin: Consumer Report’s top performer, Picaridin has the prior approval of Environment Working Group (a science-backed consumer interest outfit). This formulation contains 20% Picaridin and is known to provide protection for at least 8 hours against Aedes, Culex mosquitoes and deer ticks.
  • Natrapel 8 hour: This is a relatively expensive formulation, although it contains more or less same Picardin level and provides six-hour protection against ticks and mosquitoes.
  • Oil of Eucalyptus (2-Undecanone): It contains IR3535 and DEET in 20% concentrations each. It is the only plant-based repellant that has been approved by many consumer watchdogs.

Now that you know which options to pick when out shopping for bug repellants, make sure you ditch that can of DEET and make a smarter choice.


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Olive Oil: The Elixir

olive oil the elixir

That olive oil is one of the most beneficial oils to exist for humans is no secret. Whether you use it for dressing your salads or stir-frying your meals, it contains so much goodness, it can almost be called “the oil for the Gods”.

Perhaps this is why Mediterranean cuisine not only is scrumptious but packed to the brim with nutrition and health benefits. Perhaps it’s time to take a note from the book of Mediterranean cuisine and employ olive oil in our diet full time.

Why? Read on to find out:

  • Favorable for body weight: While most other oils cannot promise you this, olive oil has little to no effect on body weight gain, which is why those seeking to improve their weight make it their staple. Furthermore, a study conducted on 187 participants by Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Physiology and Toxicology, University of Navarra, Spain found that olive oil reduces weight when used over some time.
  • Packed with Antioxidants: The presence of free radicals in the blood plasma is detrimental for the overall health of humans. The antioxidants naturally found in olive oil helps keep the free radical levels down.
  • Protects the heart: Olive oil is rich in omega polyunsaturated fatty acids. It contains 73% oleic acid, making it good for your heart. Studies conducted by various research institutes have proved that there is a direct correlation between olive oil consumption and reduction in the chances of a stroke.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: The very presence of antioxidants in olive oil, in particular: oleocanthal, is shown to reduce the symptoms of inflammation in humans.
  • May fight Alzheimer’s disease: Olive oil not only helps fight inflammation and weight gain, but it also helps sharpen brain function too! The oleocanthal present in it checks the buildup of beta-amyloid plaques- a substance associated with Alzheimer’s.

Overall, olive oil is too good a dietary substance to neglect. It is time you make it a part of your regular meals today!


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How can we truly live being both spiritually and financially wealthy?

spiritually and financially wealthy

As a Wellbeing Practitioner, Majette has devoted her life to helping others understand and improve their emotional, psychological and spiritual selves.

When it comes to wealth, can we truly be both spiritually wealthy and financially wealthy?
Why are these two mindsets considered worlds apart?

Majette explains that for thousands of years, people believed that those who were considered greedy for focusing their lives on increasing wealth will not have a place in Heaven. Unfortunately, this ‘concept’ has been taken literally. She considers it misinformation.

Majette’s depth of the understanding around nature and the Universe is that we are provided with an overwhelming abundance all around us. In fact, many sage publications inform us that we are all deserved and should not experience lack.

In our interview, Majette explains that decades before and after World War II have influenced the subconscious programs that still govern the differences between the way men and women think about their finances, essentially, their financial mindset.

As women, we do have confidence in ourselves, but not so when it comes to money….
Majette provides us with suggestions on how we can change this mindset in order to become financially free.

Watch this week’s video featuring Majette to understand:

  • How can we truly live being both spiritually and financially wealthy
  • How our contemporary society can change so that wealth may be experienced by all, not just the rich
  • Why women have been subconsciously programmed not to take control over their finances
  • What practical steps are women taking to seize back control over their finances

Ssshhhh! Don’t tell anyone about your secret…..
You don’t have to declare your precious metals purchase to anyone – it can be your secret to financial freedom, no-one needs to know!

If you’re interested please email As Good as Gold and mention that you were referred by Groceries for Health.


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Bitcoin . . . all upside

Bitcoin all upside

Reposted with permission from Bob Pritchard

Bitcoin is sitting around $11,000 after reaching nearly $14,000 a week ago.  Popularity of crypto is increasing, sentiment is improving, and prices are likely to continue to trend higher. Facebook’s Libra is likely opening the door for other major corporations to introduce their own fiat-backed digital tokens.  This is extremely bullish for Bitcoin and other systemically important altcoins, as Facebook’s Libra points to the likelihood of a much more digitized and tokenized future.  Popularity for digital assets is increasing once again and demand from retail and institutional interest is likely to continue to drive demand and prices higher going forward. I fully expect this Bitcoin surge to take prices to $50-100K per Bitcoin in the next 12 months. 

Facebook’s Libra coin is a big deal for the cryptocurrency industry, but it does not pose a threat to Bitcoin or any other decentralized coin. The Libra is much different from Bitcoin in many respects. Firstly, it is essentially a stable coin, much like Tether or TrueUSD or any other coin backed by fiat currency that is designed to reflect the value of the dollar or any other fiat currency it is backed by. 

When someone buys Libra tokens, they are essentially buying a stable coin backed by a basket of major currencies, managed by Facebook. This should enable users to use the Libra similar as to how they would use dollars within Facebook’s ecosystem, but in a more efficient way as only a digital token can offer. Libra is centralized, meaning that it has a third-party, Facebook, responsible for managing the assets backing the coin. This is much different from Bitcoin, as Bitcoin and other traditional transactional and store of value coins are true peer to peer cryptocurrencies, independent of any third-party involvement.   Bitcoin and other transactional or store of value coins are volatile, can increase greatly, or fall in price, while the Libra is designed to be a stable coin. 

Facebook is a major, global corporation, and is one of the first to demonstrate that it believes cryptocurrencies can and will likely be widely used going forward. The Libra should make transactions more efficient, convenient, and probably less costly for Facebook, thus potentially increasing the company’s profitability.  It is likely that Amazon, Apple and others will introduce their versions of the Libra going forward. The widespread use of digital tokens like Libra and any others that come down the line should help propel the entire crypto industry into the mainstream. However, it is important to remember that any tokens coming from major corporations that will mimic Libra will still be fiat-backed stable coins designed to improve overall corporate efficiency. 

Therefore, the Libra and other corporate-backed tokens coming down the line are likely less of a threat to the decentralized digital asset industry but are more of legitimizing component that should help propel Bitcoin and other major altcoins into the mainstream.  With only about 20 million Bitcoin owners worldwide roughly 99.95% of the applicable global market is untapped. The world’s M3 fiat money supply is over $90 trillion, dwarfing Bitcoin’s market cap of $200 billion by a magnitude of over 450 to 1. At 1% of global fiat market share, we would see Bitcoin at over $50K per token. As the world becomes more digitized, Bitcoin becomes more popular, gains market share, its price will continue to trend higher long term. Moreover, Bitcoin has a set supply of only 21 million tokens, while the world’s fiat supply can be inflated indefinitely. 

If we have an economic downturn, central bank “stimulus” creates fiat out of thin air. More money printing equates to inflation and devaluation of fiat currencies through the expansion of the money supply. Bitcoin is immune from inflation and is even a better hedge against inflation than gold, as it has a capped supply, whereas gold can be mined indefinitely. As popularity and sentiment continue to improve, Bitcoin should experience robust demand, and prices should continue to climb higher over the long term. 

Money isn’t everything, but it certainly keeps you in touch with your children


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