Thursday, July 3, 2014


Hi, I'm Carol ... welcome to my blog :  


After many years of extensive research into the latest findings on the healthiest way of eating and the variety of health benefits derived from what we eat I have decided to share some of the good things I've discovered.

Basically there is only one principle to follow - it needs to be fresh and, wherever possible, organically grown (the best fruit and vegetables have got to be those grown in your own garden).

Actually, there are two principles ...

The second is - the greater variety of fruit, vegetables, seeds, legumes, herbs, spices, meat, fish and dairy products that you can include in your everyday healthy eating plan, the greater benefit to improved general health can be achieved.



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For instance : GINGKO BILOBA is known to interfere with certain prescribed medicines,  even rendering them useless!


Never self-medicate ... ALWAYS seek out expert advice and guidance


The natural treatment that shows promise of a better future for cancer sufferers -


The Annona muricata tree is a flowering evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world, including Central and South America, parts of Asia and the Caribbean.

Its prickly green fruit has been used for years as a herbal medicine for many ailments and is known in English as Soursop, Brazilians call it Graviola and in Spain it is known as Guanabana.

The fruit is very large and the sub-acid sweet white pulp insidewhich can either be eaten raw or used to make fruit drinkshas been recognised to have  a very beneficial fruit extract, an isolated and pure compound sample)that can be used as a natural therapy to fight and win the battle against cancer, without the adverse side effects of conventional chemotherapy drugs, such as extreme nausea, drastic weight or hair lossand without harming healthy cells.

According to many reliable sources published throughout the Internet
drug industry research from numerous tests carried out as far back as the 1970's have shown that it now may be possible to achieve the following results from this natural source :-
  • Not only inhibit the growth of cancer cells,  but also effectively target and kill malignant cells of 12 different types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, lung,, pancreas and prostate gland
  • Gain a stronger and healthier immune system during the course of the treatment and, in turn, be better protected from deadly infections
  • Boost energy levels and positively uplift moods

Not only do the extracts from Soursop seeds carry beneficial health propertiesbut also the leaves have been found to be cytotoxic to colon,  pancreatic and lung cancer carcinoma cell lines,, with the potential treatment that is reckoned to be equal to, or even exceeding treatment using Adriamycin. 

Bullatacin has been found to be cytotoxic against multi-drug,,Adriamycin, Vincristine and Vinblastine,,resistant human mammary adenocarcinoma cancer) cells.

A study performed by a cancer research team at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre in the USA has revealed that Soursop/Graviola/Guanabana inhibits cellular metabolism,(the means by which numerous signaling pathways manage the growth process, longevity and distribution within the host). As a result of altering these parameters it was found to have considerably reduced the rate of new cancer cell growth and its spread.

Soursop/Graviola/Guanabana is also widely recognised as being a 'broad spectrum anti-agent' for both bacterial and fungal infectionsis effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and has long been used for depression, stress, and nervous disorders. It has also been identified to effectively combat inflammation.

A word of caution 
: Neurotoxicity

For most people Soursop fruit is considered as a stand alone dessert fruit or a fruit juice that can even be made as an ice cream,... it has been described as having a flavour similar to strawberry and pineapple mixed with either coconut or banana cream ... delicious!

However,  according to several studies,  the fruit has been associated with a neurological disease similar to Parkinsons on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean see the 2006 article in the Journal of Neural Transmission.

As with all conventional medicines and all natural remedies caution is always needed before making any purchases to thoroughly research into everything concerned with them, including reputability and extraction methods connected with the manufacturing, distribution and supply of these products, together with always consulting a doctor/professional health advisor.

SOURCES :, Nutrition and Cancer. 2011; 63(5):795-801 -, Cancer Letters. 2012 Oct 1; 323(1):29-40 -, Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 1998 May; 61(1):81-3 -

Tuesday, June 10, 2014



Allergies : rosemary/ginkgo biloba/alfafa

Age-related illnesses : spinach/ginkgo biloba/cats claw

Angina : bilberry

Anti-aging : berries/olives/olive oil

Anti-bacterial : cinnamon/garlic/mint/oregano/rosemary/aloe vera/ (bee) propolis/berries/oranges/ dong quai

Anti-biotic : echinacea

Anti-cancerous : extracts from soursop fruit, seeds and leaves/palm, olive oil/alliums : garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, spring onions and chives/red "lettuce"/dark green leafy 
vegetables : broccoli, cabbage, carrots, courgette, peppers, spinach/ginseng/basil/soy products/tofu/dong quai/citrus fruit, apricots, melon, apples, berries/cherries/red grapes/kiwi/mango/figs/papayas/peaches/plums/tomatoes/pumpkin/
sesame seeds/wholegrains : bulghur, couscous, barley, buckwheat, oats, millet, quinoa and rye/rye bread/pulses/chickpeas/Brazil nuts/almonds/cashews/peanuts/one glass of red wine a day/green barley juice/fish/EXERCISE/REDUCE WEIGHT
Bladder cancer : carrots/milk/broccoli/Brussels sprouts/cabbage/cauliflower/coleslaw/kale/parsnips/turnips
Breast cancer : cabbage/broccoli/Brussels sprouts/beans/oily fish/wheat bran/olive oil/kale/whole grains/wholemeal bread, pasta/brown rice/olives/raspberries/red and yellow fruit/yoghurt/soya milk/tofu
Bowel cancer : broccoli/sesame seeds
Cervix cancer : mango/papayas
Colon cancer : wheat/bran/green leafy vegetables : spinach, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower/carrots/sweet potato/brown rice/vitamin-D skimmed milk/yoghurt/wholemeal bread/
seafood/ tomatoes/citrus fruit/cherries/mango/papayas/plums/green barley juice/live yoghurt/alfalfa
Lung cancer : dark green or orange vegetables : carrots, broccoli, spinach, pumpkin, sweet potato, peppers/kale/green tea/apricot/strawberries/raspberries/red grapes/apples/low-fat milk
Kidney cancer : broccoli
Oesophagus cancer : green and yellow vegetables : peas, beans, pumpkin/apples/cherries/grapes/melons/plums
Pancreas cancer : citrus fruit/carrots
Prostate cancer : yellow and green vegetables : carrots, peas, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower/tomatoes/soya milk/tofu/alfalfa/cats claw/saw palmetto
Skin cancer : oily fish/olive oil/fruit/vegetables/flaxseed/onions/walnut oil/Omega-3 oils
AVOID : vegetable oils/corn oil etc which contain Omega-6 (is reported that it can trigger melanoma)
Stomach cancer : raw carrots/raw onions/leek/garlic/chives/lettuce/cabbage/corn/aubergine/sweet potato/courgette/tomatoes/broccoli /milk/cherries/raspberries

Anti-fungus : alfalfa

Anti-inflammatory : turmeric/garlic/bean sprouts/echinacea/alfalfa/
berries/cherries/limes/ pineapple/green barley juice/pumpkin seeds/walnuts/milk thistle/saw palmetto/cats claw/aloe vera

Anti-oxidant : water/avocados, dark berries, raspberries, strawberries, plums, cherries, citrus fruit, kiwi, dark orange fruit/oats/porridge/brown rice/millet/amaranth/buckwheat/steamed, raw, cooked vegetables : carrots, spinach, celery, pumpkin, courgette, cabbage, (dark yellow/orange) sweet potato, peppers/bean sprouts/walnuts/green tea/fish/lentils/beans/sesame seeds/chickpeas/cats claw/alfalfa/one glass of red wine a day/red "lettuce"/garlic/ginger/milk thistle/ginkgo biloba

Anti-septic : sage/bilberries/saw palmetto

Anti-viral : echinacea

Asthma : rosemary/onions/garlic/fish oil/chilli/fruit/vegetables/echinacea/alfalfa/elderberry/saw palmetto

Bad breath : dill/fennel

Bladder infections (Urinary Tract: parsley/garlic/cranberries/blueberries/bilberries/alfalfa/echinacea/
elderberry/saw palmetto

Blood health : lentils/oranges/fenugreek
Anemia : alfalfa/"Floridix"/dong quai/dried fruit/figs/apricots/rye and rye bread/sesame seeds/spinach/walnuts/almonds/Brazil nuts/bean sprouts/beans/chickpeas/lentils/pumpkin seeds/red "lettuce"
 Capillaries : berries
Circulation : ginkgo biloba/ginseng/aloe vera/cats claw/avocados
Clots/arteries : garlic/palm oil
Pressure : oregano/avocados/bananas/melon/olives/beans/ginseng/ginger/dong quai/celery/cucumber/potatoes/alliums : garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, spring onions and chives/oily fish/salmon/olive oil/cats claw/EXERCISE! REDUCE : salt
Poisoning (Septicemia) : echinacea/alfalfa/dong quai 
 Thinner : alfalfa/dong quai
Thrombosis : bilberries
Varicose veins : cats claw/bilberries

Body odour : fennel/oregano

Bone health : figs/red "lettuce"/spinach/lentils/sesame seeds/soya milk/tofu

Calcium sources : parsley/watercress/okra/apples/figs/raisins/almonds/hazelnuts/Brazil nuts/pistachios/walnuts/dried wheat or barley grass/sunflower, sesame seeds/chickpeas/lentils/quinoa/beans/
broccoli/Chinese cabbage/celery/onions/Brussels sprouts/spinach/
turnip greens/milk/soya milk (calcium added)/yoghurt/cottage cheese/eggs/chicken/mackerel/halibut/bluefish/ sardines/salmon/nori/
hijiki/wakame/kelp/kale/kombu/brick cheese/spirulina/tofu/amaranth grain/agar-agar/brown rice/green barley juice/vitamin D (sunshine!)/REDUCE : coffee/tea/soft drinks/protein (especially meat)/sugar/alcohol/salt/also : tomatoes, potatoes, aubergine and bell peppers contain the calcium inhibitor "solanine")

Bowel health : chickpeas/figs/lentils/plums
 Constipation : wholemealbread/bran/vegetables/prunes/figs/dates/
apples/apricots/bananas/alfalfa/dong quai
 Diarrhoea : garlic/ginger/starchy soups/cereals/yoghurt/zinc
 Haemorrhoids : cats claw/aloe vera

Bronchitis : thyme/saw palmetto/elderberry

Cellulite : estrogens/red wine

Cholesterol : palm oil/lecithin/gingko/ginger/cinnamon/turmeric/olive, rapeseed, grape seed or safflower oil/chickpeas/oily fish 
(Omega-3)/nuts/honey/fruit : blueberries, cranberries, apples, grapefruit, grapes, avocados, apricots, lemons, oranges, olives/vegetables : artichoke, carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, spring beans)/beans/pulses/one glass of wine each day/oats/nuts/psyllium (natural fibre)/fibre and oat bran/vitamin E/vitamin B5/policosanol/niacin/chromium/wholegrains : bulghur, couscous, barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, quinoa, rye/pumpkin seeds/guggul/trikatu/cereals/cats claw/alliums : garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, spring onions and chives/lentils/walnuts/soy protein, milk/tofu/green barley juice/magnesium/EXERCISE! REDUCE : coffee (filtered/moka)/anxiety!/egg yolks/acids : tomatoes, apples, wine/scampi/prawns/cream/cheese/meat/milk/margarine/butter/lard/hydrogenated/food/vegetable and corn oil/coconuts and oil

Colds/flu/virus : cayenne pepper/cinnamon/garlic/mint/oregano/horseradish/chilli/hot spices/vitamin C rich foods (kiwi etc)/echinacea/elderberry/saw palmetto/zinc

Cold sores : clove

Crohn's disease : cats claw

Depression : garlic/thyme/spinach/seafood/pasta/dried beans/
Mood lifters : cereal/bread/gingko/bananas

Diabetes : clove/sage/ginseng/cinnamon/fenugreek/garlic/onions/
broccoli/beans/lentils/barley/rye and rye bread/fish/alfalfa/dong quai/cats claw/bilberries/EXERCISE!

Epilepsy : elderberry bark

Eye health/poor vision : carrots/spinach/red "lettuce"/mango
Cataracts : rosemary/turmeric
Glaucoma : vitamin C/bilberries and juice/ginkgo

Fat "burners" : limes/lemons/grapefruit/tangerines/oranges/kiwi/
apples/blueberries/red water melons/cabbage/asparagus/carrots/beetroot/broccoli/barley/non-fat milk/low fat yogurt/white cheese/EXERCISE!

Fibre sources : strawberries/figs/broccoli/brown rice/beans/nuts/bran/oats

Fertility problems (low sex drive etc) : red peppers/broccoli/kiwi/oranges/cauliflower/strawberries/saw palmetto

Fluid retention : cucumber/alfalfa/saw palmetto

Gallstones : vegetables/beans/olive oil/red wine/garlic/milk thistle

Gum disease : echinacea/goldenseal

Healing properties : thyme/aloe vera

Heartburn : dill/dong quai

Heart disease : fish/nuts/garlic/olive oil/carrots/onions/tomatoes/green leafy vegetables : cabbage, brussels, spinach, peppers/watercress/motherwort/Siberian ginseng/bilberry/raspberries/strawberries/ mango/avocados/red grapes/kiwi/olives/yarrow/alfalfa/hawthorn/wholegrains : bulghur, couscous, barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, quinoa and rye/pumpkin seeds/beans/lean red meat/soya products/tofu/ rye bread/cats claw/ginger/kale/ginkgo biloba/EXERCISE! REDUCE : alcohol (one glass of red wine a day)/salt/body weight/"bad" LDL cholesterol/pectin (from apples/beans/cayenne peper)

Immune system : green tea/alfalfa/ginseng/echinacea/soya products/garlic/carrots/peppers/all berries/kiwi/lemons/limes/oranges/mango/melon/papayas/ peaches/strawberries/cats claw/milk thistle/watercress

Impotence : low fat, low cholesterol diet/lose weight/ginkgo/ginseng/vitamin A

Insomnia : ginseng/dong quai (see also "Stress")

Kidney ailments : elderberry root/milk thistle
Kidney stones : parsley/fruit/vegetables/high-fibre grains/water/alfalfa

Liver disorders : all green leafy veg/fennel/cabbage/garlic/alfalfa/dong quai/milk thistle/watercress/ basil

Lupus : cats claw

Lymphatic System : fenugreek

Memory : selenium/low fat diet/flaxseed oil/safflower oil/ginkgo/beta-carotene (yellow/orange fruit, vegetables)/ginseng/peanuts

Menstrual problems : pineapple/lentils/wholegrains : bulghur, couscous, barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, quinoa and rye/rice/olive oil/dong quai/seeds/nuts/bean sprouts (also see "Pain")
 Hot flushes : sage/dong quai/EXERCISE!

Metabolism : drink at least 2 litres of chilled water a day/eat smaller meals every 3 hours = 5 meals a day/no carbohydrates at night!/olive oil/nuts/flax/cinnamon/ginseng/EXERCISE!

Muscle spasms : basil/mint/thyme/calcium/ginger

Nervous system : increase calcium in-take/bilberry/elderberry/saw palmetto

Nutrient in-take : saw palmetto

Osteoporosis : nuts/fruit/pineapple juice/kale/tofu/manganese/vitamin D/beans/seeds/wholegrains : bulghur, couscous, barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, quinoa and rye/oily fish : sardines, mackerel and pilchards/cod liver oil/fruit and vegetables/milk/yoghurt/cheese/EXERCISE! (also see "Calcium"). AVOID : fizzy drinks/coffee/salt/alcohol

Pain : cayenne pepper/clove/ginger/mint/rosemary/dong quai/elderberry/pineapple

Protein sources : fish (especially macerel, salmon)/shrimp/egg whites/meat (especially chicken, turkey)/lentils/soya products/nuts/seeds/beans/pulses

Rheumatism : cats claw
Rheumatoid Arthritis : oily fish/vegetables/ginger/garlic/alfalfa/dong quai/bean sprouts/olives/olive oil/aloe vera/cats claw/EXERCISE!

Sinusitis : garlic/pineapple

Skin health : water/avocados/carrots/mango

Stomach problems :
Bloating : fennel/parsley
Digestion : black pepper/cayenne pepper/fennel/mint/peppermint/oregano/mustard/ginger/angelica/ garlic/echinacea/alfalfa/green barley juice/saw palmetto/chickpeas/figs/pineapple/plums
Food poisoning : garlic
Gastritis colitis : basil/cayenne pepper/dill/fennel/ginger/mint/cats claw/green barley juice/milk thistle
Nausea : mint/basil/cayenne pepper/ginger/bilberry
Ulcers : bananas/cabbage juice/liquorice/chilli/alfalfa/cats claw/bilberries
AVOID : milk/beer/coffee/caffeine/acids : citrus fruit/tomatoes

Stress/anxiety : camomile/lavender/lime flowers/(lemon balm) melissa/
marjoram/linden/rosemary/valeria/ginseng/gotu kola/kava-kava/
California poppy/milk thistle/passion flower/reishi/schisandra/
cinnamon/potatoes/pasta/bread/beans/cereal/dong quai
AVOID : alcohol/caffeine/sugar

Stroke : carrots/spinach/kale/sweet potato/pumpkin/oily fish/green tea/Gingko Biloba/ginger/alfalfa/one glass of red wine a day/apples/cats claw

Tiredness : apricots/bananas/beans

"Thrush" (Candida Albicans - An over-production of yeast in the body) : (Causes = antibiotics/menstration/too much sugar, yeast and/or fermented foods/bread/alcohol/caffeine/vinegar)

  • Eat live yogurt (containing acidophilus) - 3-4 days
  • Drink unsweetened cranberry or blackberry juice daily, diluted with water
  • Take vitamin C or plenty of fruit (especially kiwi)
  • Juice a garlic clove (add it to vegetable juices!

Thyroid : guarana/kelp (iodine)/avena sativa/asparagus/grapefruit (pectin)/ginseng/saw palmetto

Proven benefits to menopausal women only!

(Experts believe that "A DAY" should be 5 days a week - ie leave 2 days without!)