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Gluten - myths and truths about gluten-free diet

What is gluten?

Gluten is a simple protein, composed of two components - prolamine and glutein. Different cereals that possess gluten have different relationship between these two components, or their combination.

Where is gluten present?

Most of the cereals in their composition have gluten, today unpopular and unhealthy ingredient for humanity. It is found in wheat, barley, or in cereal processing - bread, pastry, ready-made soups, sauces, puddings, cans, biscuits, beer.

As alternative cereals, those who do not own gluten take rice, oats, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and corn. Corn is taken with reserve because it contains gluten but does not create an allergic reaction and the appearance of celiac disease. This is why these cereals are used in people suffering from gluten allergy.

As alternative cereals, those who do not own gluten take rice, oats, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and corn. Corn is taken with reserve because it contains gluten but does not create an allergic reaction and the appearance of celiac disease. This is why these cereals are used in people suffering from gluten allergy.

Is any sensitivity to gluten labeled as Celiac Disease?

Today's research has clearly distinguished the celiac disease, as an autoimmune disease caused by gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy and non-cellular sensitivity, which is manifested by an immune response.

• Non-cellular gluten sensitivity

Non-cellular gluten sensitivity was once unknown, but today it is clearly separated from celiac disease. This gluten sensitivity leads to other autoimmune diseases in the body - diabetes, lupus, hashimoto, psoriasis.

How does gluten sensitivity develop?

Scientists say that gluten like others proteins cannot be broken down into the human digestive tract, so it’s just passes through intestines, something like lactose.

Unlike other proteins, whose metabolic pathway goes towards decomposition into simpler components, firstly peptides, and then into the ultimate product - amino acids, gluten does not work.

In normal metabolism of proteins, in the stomach under the action of hydrochloric acid, the protein is split into shorter chains - peptides, and then digested enzymes in intestines degraded them to amino acids. Amino acids enter the circulation and being distributed all over the body.

What's the problem with gluten? In the metabolic pathway of gluten, there is no decomposition because there are no suitable enzymes for the degradation of gluten to the amino acid. In this way, gluten only passes the digestive tract. Persisting in the intestines, gluten makes himself as the antigen, or the foreign side to the organism, which triggers the immune reaction by creating an antibody.

When first sensitizing with gluten from cereals, the organism creates cell memories, which are activated when re-entering gluten and create an allergic reaction.

Why does gluten cause autoimmune disease?

Gluten as an allergic component makes antibodies forming in the body, but the problem lies in the fact that antibodies are not specific to gluten alone, but they automatically attack and destroy own cells.

This process is referred to as autoimmunization, which also entails the appearance of diabetes, lupus, psoriasis, and other metabolic-related diseases.

• Allergy to wheat

This is also a form of intolerance of wheat’s gluten, and it appears as an allergic reaction followed by skin itching, redness, swelling, cramping, and diarrhea. The only help is to remove wheat from the diet and replace it with another gluten-free cereal.

• Celiac disease

Celiac disease is a disease of the present, because many people are suffering from this disease around the world. This is an autoimmune disease, which is manifested by changes in the form of damage and destruction of the intestinal flutter in the small intestine, which disturbs the normal flow of food digestion. Symptoms that accompany celiac disease are:

- Pain and cramps in the stomach
- Diarrhea
- A weight loss for no reason
- Lack of energy
- Fatigue
- Anemia
- Skin changes

In celiac disease, the search will show the antibodies to the gliadin-protein component of gluten from the wheat, and the biopsy will show damage to the intestinal mucosa and rescuers. If the search does not show this, the celiac disease will not be diagnosed.

How to fight against gluten?

If you notice that after consuming a meal containing cereals, you feel pain, tingling, bloating, discomfort, diarrhea, skin rashes, and then you may suspect that you have gluten-sensitive. Do not overdo it and do not tell yourself that you suffer from celiac disease, as this is determined by exquisite laboratory analyzes.

A simple method that you can apply yourself is the method of eliminating food that you think is disturbing. Let's say it's bread of wheat flour. In the course of a month, remove this food from the diet and replace it with some other cereal bread that does not contain gluten, say buckwheat. If you notice the absence of symptoms that you felt during eating bread of wheat, this is a good sign. After a month, start eating bread of wheat again. If your symptoms get back, you will know that you are sensitive to gluten.

However, sometimes a period of a month t is insufficient to say that it is safe or not. It is best to determine the sensitivity to gluten in laboratory conditions from the advice of doctors.

Why is celiac disease and gluten sensitivity so widespread?

Today's mass phenomenon of gluten sensitivity from wheat is considered to be the most prevalent eating grain related to genetic engineering and the creation of grain hybrids. Increased production also requires new technologies, finance, and consumption. These are all factors that have debased the use of cereals and their products in the diet.

Once upon a time, man in his beginning cultivated cereals; however, those quantities were quite small and sufficient for life. These were the original cereals and most often the old people underwent to cereal fermentation, in order to keep them longer and more digestible.

What does the science say about gluten-free diet?

 "The majority of people on a gluten-free diet do not have to renounce this protein because there is no medical justification for it. It's about fashion, " says Dr. Alesio Fazano, director of the Center for the Research and Treatment of Celiac at the Mass General Hospital for Children Hospital.

What does modern alternative medicine say?

"Gluten sensitivity is yet another explanation for why so many people who have switched to LCHF or Paleo Diet – a free cereal diet - feel a lot better at a time, and many of them report how their chronic illnesses are improving too."

Gotu Kola - the most powerful elixir in the world

What is Gotu Kola?

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is the most important and valuable plant in Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine.

Gotu kola is rightfully called the Fountain of Youth because it contributes to improving the overall physical and mental health of man, so it can be said that gotu kola is universal plant for all diseases.

Where it came from Gotu Kola?

Traditional cradle of gotu kola are Oriental countries - China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Today, gotu kola can be found on the ground in Eastern Europe.

What is the historical value of Gotu kola?

Indian medicine - Ayurveda is used gotu kola for a number of diseases and pathological conditions - cleaning blood, speed up circulation, treatment of fever, nervous conditions, anxiety, ulcers, burns, syphilis, pneumonia, infectious diseases, improving memory, treatment of skin diseases.

In Chinese medicine, gotu kola plant is very appreciated, because the Chinese imperator was using this plant and achieved a ripe old age, which is why this plant is considered to be the best and universal elixir in the world.

What are the medicinal parts of the plant?

Gotu kola is a plant that likes moist habitats, so it’s often found near water and even in the water. The leaves are green and oval, and are also carriers of healing properties of gotu kola.

Gotu kola is a plant that likes moist habitats, so it’s often found near water and even in the water. The leaves are green and oval, and are also carriers of healing properties of gotu kola.

In addition to the leaf, for medical purposes is also used the root of this plant.

Gotu kola taste is bitter sweet, and works on body by making it cool.

In traffic, gotu kola is in the form of capsules, tonics, lotions and creams.

What are the Health Benefits of Gotu Kola?

1. Gotu Kola has the ability to enhance circulation and thus contribute to a better oxygenation of tissues and cells throughout the body. In this way, it helps better circulation to the brain, which affects the cognitive functions of the brain, or the intelligence, memory, better learning, concentration and clarity of thought. 

It is believed that glycosides of gotu kola have this capability, as well as an abundance of B-complex vitamins which have been accommodated in the leaves of these plants. 

For vitamin B complex is known that they are responsible for the good functioning of the nervous system and metabolic functions of carbohydrates which are the main carriers of energy required by the organism to perform all functions.

2. Gotu Kola next to property to supply brain cells with blood also has a sedative action. It soothes, relieves stress, moodiness, fatigue, depression and sadness. It helps against chronic fatigue, especially in combination with Ashwaganda.

3. In Western medicine, gotu kola is used to treat varicose veins. Thanks to its favorable effect on blood vessels and circulation, gotu kola is effectively used for the treatment of varicose veins.

4. Gotu kola is considered as the most powerful aphrodisiac because it stimulates circulation to the sex glands, which they are constantly in function leaving their aging.

5. Gotu Kola relieves stress by inhibiting production of stress hormone - cortisol.

6. The operation of gotu kola on the skin is a multiple - acting anti -inflammatory, antibacterial in skin infections; leaflets burns, wounds, eczema, scars. It improves the production of collagen in the connective tissue and cartilage, which makes the skin elastic and joints movable. This wonderful Ayurvedic herb works on face and body, leaving aging and prevents wrinkles by its antioxidant function.

7. Gotu Kola prolongs life, regenerating the body and restores positive energy in the spirit of man. Gotu Kola soothes Pitta dosha and works on the crown chakra.

In which cases is not used Gotu kola?

• For diabetics - gotu kola has the ability to increase the level of sugar in the blood.

• People older than 65 years must take a lower dose of gotu kola.

• Children must not be taking this herb.

• People who take medication for lowering blood cholesterol should avoid gotu kola.

• Do not use gotu kola with sedatives, drugs with relaxing effects, valerian.

• People who are diagnosed with melanoma or other form of skin cancer should not use gotu kola.

• In healthy people, gotu kola in large quantities can cause vomiting, nausea, dizziness and apathy.

Gotu Kola or Brahmi?

In some places can be found the fact that the two Ayurvdic plants - Gotu Kola and Brahmi are placed under synonyms or that this is one plant.

No, these are two different plants; only connect them similar medicinal properties.

Gotu kola carries the Latin name - Centella asiatica, while Brahmi - Bacopa monnieri.

Boji Stones - The most effective grounding stones

What is boji stone and where it came from?

Boji stones are something quite special, unusual and unexplainable. This brown stones in the form of balls act very simple and resembles ordinary pebbles. 

However, boji stone is part of the bowels of Mother Earth and is as old as her.

Its structure is twofold - the inner core is constructed of hardened sand and fossils, while the outer layer is made of iron ore which is why their structure is fairly solid.

Within the core, is the element palladium, which is a rare element and is responsible for grounding power of boji stones.

While acting as solid petrified balls, boji stones have a ''soul''. Namely, their energy is very strong, powerful, but in state of disturbance of the balance of energy inside of boji stones, to which it can reach even in the case of the neglecting of the owner, this solid structure, is transformed into the neat powder.

Right boji stones are very difficult to find, since it is now heavily regulated excavations and sales, and original boji stones always comes with a certificate.

Today, as deposits of boji stones taken USA and Great Britain.

Male and female boji stones?

When buying boji stones they always comes in pairs - one stone is male and the other is female.

Male stone is distinguished by its rougher exterior, an oval shape and a single ring, which passes through the central part of the rock. He possess male - yang energy.

Male stone is distinguished by its rougher exterior, an oval shape and a single ring, which passes through the central part of the rock. He possess male - yang energy.
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Female boji stones are very subtle, exterior is smooth and velvety, and it is more rounded shape. It has a female - yin energy.

Healing Operation of Boji Stones on Three Levels

Boji stones are the most grounding stones among crystals. Crystal has no such power as it has boji stone.

These stones have a strong protective energy and very efficiently remove all blockades on the physical body and the mental level. Also, boji stones are best sources for purifying chakras and remedy in the case of chakras disbalans.

Operation of boji stones at the physical level

As already mentioned, boji stones possesses a strong healing power. Therefore, it can be used in the treatment of any individual, even when we feel pain and helplessness.

These rocks regenerate tissues and cells, helping to restore and raise physical energy.

It can be used in conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, back pain, muscle aches. Removes toothaches, headaches, sprains wrist.

How to heal yourself and your energy?

Get the male stone in your left hand a female in your right hand. Hold it for 5 minutes, no longer. You will feel that your hands become warm and seemed to tingle. It is not unusual for boji stones, because they release its energy that way. Because of this phenomenon, boji stones are referred as ‘’ living stones’’.

In this way, you will establish a balance between male and female energy in the body, or the ying and yang. Next, you will remove all blockades in the body and purify your body from all the accumulated negativity.

Also boji stones can be placed on the sore spot – put male stone on the sore spot, and woman stone on the opposite side.

Operation of boji stones on the emotional body

Boji stone eliminates all negative emotions, fatigue, stress, depression, apathy. Returns only positive vibrations and healing energy to the body.

Operation of boji stones on the mental level

These stones encourage better concentration, memory, creativity. Place boji stones on each side of the head and establish the flow of energy between the two hemispheres of the brain.

Blue boji stones 

In addition to standard boji brown stone, there are blue stones, which are considerably stronger in energy but are very difficult to find them.

Caring of boji stones

Since the boji stones are part of Earth, it should be approached them as a living being, who should be given the care, attention and love. If you're neglecting, they will be decomposed into dust.

Some suggest that boji stones do not need cleaning with water, but only cleaning with dry cloth or toothbrush. Also, they may be charged by the sun and the moon, but in general, boji stones have no need for it. They can repair themself.

Edit your desk at work with the help of feng shui

Workspace is a space in which we spend a large part of the day, which is why we need to devote and make certain attention on the issue of the order and sense of our presence in it. 

Office where we spend time should not be our temporary refuge. On the contrary the workspace should be equally regulated as a living space and thus directly affect the incentive for welfare at work, achieving good results, contracts, finance.

How feng shui can help to achieve better success at work?

If you want to be active at work, successful, to be well paid for the work you do, then be guided by certain feng shui rules that are intended for workspace.

 If you want to be active at work, successful, to be well paid for the work you do, then be guided by certain feng shui rules that are intended for workspace.

The basic rule is - in feng shui there is no mess. Mess is the feng shui characteristics of chaos and the inability to establish flow of positive - chi energy. So well arrange papers, documents in the random table can be a good sign for success at work.

Another important thing is - the place where table standing. Working desk should always stand opposite the door- when we sit at the table, we should looking at the door. This arrangement encourages positive energy in the room.

How to arrange a working desk by feng shui?

• The bottom of the table

In the lower left corner of the table, it is best to set up a book because it symbolizes knowledge and education.
In the bottom right corner you put a vase of flowers or a pot with flowers, because it symbolizes love, relationships and marriage.

• The upper part of the table

In the upper left corner of the table, put computer or put a symbol in feng shui, which symbolizes money. This part of table is also calls financial cornered.
In the top left of the table upload pictures with family, partner, with pets.

• The central part of the table

Middle part of the table is the medical part on who should stand cup of tea, smoothies, and wholemeal crackers, everything that reminds you of a healthy lifestyle.

On the right side in the middle, you can put documents, books, articles related to your job.

In the lower middle part of the table that is closest to you, just hold the paper on which you are doing in that moment.

3 Hand Mudras for Better Circulation

  • Vyana Mudra

vyana mudra help with problem with eyes, head, ears
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It helps with problems with the eyes, shoulders, ears and throat. It promotes better blood circulation to the head. It gives positive results with high blood pressure.

Cheekbones of thumb, index and third finger merge while the other two fingers going straight.

  • Kalesvara Mudra

It is very effective in sessions for quitting addictions.
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Psychological mudra that removes conditions such as stress, anxiety, agitation, paranoia. It is very effective in sessions for quitting addictions. This mudra should be done three times a day for no longer than 15 minutes.

It is performed on this way: merge cheekbones of thumbs of right and left hands; do the same with cheekbones of middle finger of the left and right hands in a manner as shown on photo. Other fingers are bent inward. These three fingers are touching in the area of the joints as shown.

  • Meao Mudra

If you have problems with high blood pressure and generally blood circulation tries to regulate it with this simple mudra
If you have problems with high blood pressure and generally blood circulation tries to regulate it with this simple mudra in the validity period of 15 minutes during the day.

Middle finger and ring finger bend toward the palm while the other three fingers are directed upwards.