Run From Dangerous Drug Side Effects — Sweet And Soothing Licorice Root Slays Pharmaceuticals Providing Relief From Head To Toe

licorice root

Licorice root is a well-known herbal remedy valued for its sweetness and medicinal qualities that can be used to treat a multitude of different illnesses from minor coughs to life threatening diseases. Its full name is Glycycrhiza glabra, and it is grown for its healing properties as well as its sweet taste. Licorice root can be used to treat sore throats, digestive issues, constipation, stomach ulcers and even cancer. It is important to consult with your doctor before starting treatment with licorice as it has the potential to cause an increase in blood pressure. Licorice root is available in a de-glycycrhized version, which is less likely to affect the blood pressure.

Stomach Tonic

The University Of Maryland Medical Center states that licorice root has a soothing effect on the body’s mucous membranes which calms any irritation caused by excess stomach acid. This makes it an ideal treatment for dyspepsia and acid reflux. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties that make it effective against gastric ulcers and conditions such as Addison’s disease. Licorice root in tea form to soothe stomach complaints.

Bowel Tonic

According to the National Center of Complementary Medicine, licorice root is the subject of several studies that are attempting to test its active compounds. Researchers believe these compounds may contain anti-viral properties that could be helpful in the treatment of stomach flu and infections of the small intestine. Licorice root can be used to treat patients suffering with constipation, IBS, Chron’s, and makes an effective diuretic and purgative.

Respiratory Aid

Licorice root is often used as a treatment for asthma and also for respiratory conditions caused by colds and flu such as bronchial infections, dry coughs, sore throats etc. It is also helpful in reducing fever in patients and preventing the formation of fever ulcers.

Skin Treatment

Licorice root makes a wonderful natural skin treatment thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory properties. It can treat conditions such as swelling, redness, eczema, itching and dry skin, and is often used in lotions, creams, gels and other moisturizing formulas.

Headache Treatment

The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine notes that licorice root has antispasmodic properties and can relieve headaches in much the same way as regular aspirin. It is useful for both tension and migraine headaches.

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Find out the secrets of eternal youth woman 71 looks 30

Annette Larkins is in perfect health and doesn’t take aspirin. In fact, she doesn’t take any medication at all, at least by the conventional modern definition. She is a fanatic of REAL medicine and lives by the quote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates

Mrs. Larkins grows a plethora of fruit, vegetables, and herbs around and inside of her house. She collects rainwater and makes gallons of juice from what she grows. Wheatgrass is one of her specialties. She grows her own and drinks the juice regularly. Yet another anecdotal case of raw food and juicing providing overall health and endless youth.

 

 

When Annette Larkins goes out with her husband of 54 years, people assume she is his daughter.

The image of health, vitality and youth with a petite size four frame and a line-free face, Mrs Larkins is in fact 70 years old.

The resident of Miami-Dade County, Florida, attributes her youthful looks to her raw vegan diet and grows almost everything she eats in the garden she refers to as her ‘fountain of youth’.

70-year-old's secret to youth lies in the raw vegetables grown in her garden and rainwater.Fountain of youth: Annette Larkin looks at least 20 years younger than her 70 years which she credits to eating a completely raw, vegan diet and growing all the food in her garden

During a visit to her home, ABC News reporters explored the back yard, every of inch of which is covered in plants and trees that grow the fruits and vegetables Mrs Larkins eats.

She told reporters: ‘My diet consists of fruits, nuts, vegetables and seeds. I do a lot of sprouting of seeds and as you can see from my garden and of course, these are the raw foods that I eat.’

The sprightly septuagenarian did not always eat this way. Husband of 54 years, Amos, owned a meat factory in the 1960’s and it was around this time that his wife decided to go vegetarian.

27 years ago she went one step further by turning vegan and now everything she eats is raw. Nothing cooked or processed every passes her lips.

Annette Larkin grows all her food in her back yard
Mrs Larkin subsists on a wholly raw diet

Home grown: The Miami-Dade resident grows all her own food and collects rainwater that she drinks and water the plants with. She also juices all the fruits and vegetables she grows

Mrs Larkins also juices her fruits and vegetables and collects rain water to drink and to water her garden.

For his part, Mr Larkins wishes he had followed his wife’s example. Looking considerably older, he also takes prescription medicine for diabetes and high blood pressure while Mrs Larkins won’t even take an aspirin.

When they walk down the street together, he admitted: ‘They’ll ask me what am I doing with this young girl.’

Age ain't nothin' but a number: Amos Larkins says when he walks down the street people think his wife is his daughter because she looks so youngAge ain’t nothin’ but a number: Amos Larkins says when he walks down the street people think his wife is his daughter because she looks so young

Recognising how positively she could influence others, the formidable 70-year-old has already written two booklets titled: Journey to Health and produced a DVD about her nutritional regime.

‘I am very vibrant, I have lots of energy, as I told you before, I am up no later than 5:30 in the morning as a rule, and I am ready to go’ she told ABC.

Her husband agreed, gushing: ‘She’s an amazing person though. Oh man, I mean really. She does everything- build computers, make all her own clothes, grow her own food, speaks three languages. It’s amazing.’

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Find out which foods we eat in America are banned in other countries – the facts will scare you

Most of us know that GMOs are required to be labeled or even completely banned in some other nations. Some nations have even outlawed certain pesticides and insecticides from agricultural use that are heavily promoted in the United States.

Those items are not surprising for most of us. But you will be surprised at how many toxic food processing agents and additives used in our foods are completely banned in many other nations.

Hopefully, this list will encourage you to avoid processed foods even more. Many of these items are even in processed foods sold from health foods.

Some sneaky toxic items allowed on USA grocery shelves

Synthetic food colorings are banned in the UK, Austria, France, Finland, and Norway. Just about all American candies and most cereals, especially cereals marketed to children, contain food colorings. They’re also used in sports drinks and packaged macaroni and cheese products, cakes, and pastries.

These dyes are petroleum based. They have been linked to hyperactivity and ADD among young children. Despite efforts to ban them in the USA, the FDA has decided to let them continue, even overruling their own scientists.

There are some naturally based dyes that are made toxic from the way they’re processed, and there are some wholesome natural dyes also. Find out more here (http://www.naturalnews.com/03…).

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is so bad it’s banned in 100 countries. It’s used to keep synthetic dies from separating from sports drinks and some popular sodas. Without it, that lovely homogenized color would vanish as the dyes separate and collect at the bottom.

Bromine is a fire retardant, considered an environmental toxin even when it’s used in clothing, furniture, or carpeting (http://www.naturalnews.com/038869_Gatorade_BVO_flame_retardants.html).

Potassium bromate is derived from the same source as BVO. It’s banned in Canada, Europe, and China. Brominated or bromated flour is used to expedite commercial baking and make more stuff faster of course. Brominated flour has been linked to neurological disorders, kidney problems, and cancer.

Dairy hormones rBGH and rBST are GMO-derived synthetic growth hormones, first introduced by the biotech corporate monster Monsanto as recombinant bovine growth hormone and now as recombinant bovine somatrophin.

Monsanto owns the FDA so of course it was approved and even enforced here in the USA (http://www.naturalnews.com/023929_rBGH_health_Monsanto.html).

This growth hormone forces milking cows to produce more milk faster while causing gross udder infections. It’s also bad for humans, having been linked to various cancers while passing cow puss and more antibiotics through dairy products.

These synthetic growth hormones for dairy cows have been banned in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel and 27 European countries.

Olestra or olean is a substitute cooking oil created by Proctor and Gamble and used for fat free processed fried foods, including chips of several types. It blocks mineral and vitamin absorption and can cause cramps and leaky bowels. So far it’s banned in the UK and Canada.

Azodicarbonamide is used to bleach flour and foamed plastic. It’s ubiquitous in white flour baked breads, cakes, and pastries. White flour in France and other nations are bleached from the sun. Most EU countries, the UK, and Australia have banned this bleaching agent. It has been linked to asthma and other health issues.

Arsenic is used in chicken feed to help make chicken meat look pink and fresh. Its use in chicken feed is banned by the European Union because some arsenic does wind up in meat sold from poultry fed arsenic (http://www.naturalnews.com/032659_arsenic_chicken.html).

Do you feel comforted when you hear or see the phrase FDA approved or USDA sanctioned? Don’t. They’re not here for you. These federal agencies are infiltrated and corrupted by large corporate interests, and corrupt politicians keep enabling them.

They protect Big Food, Big Ag, and Big Pharma, not us.

Sources for this article include:
http://www.buzzfeed.com
http://www.naturalnews.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_somatotropin
Source: naturalnews  – See more at: http://www.riseearth.com/2013/07/find-out-which-foods-we-eat-in-america.html#more