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Kombucha - Chinese secret of longevity

What is kombucha?


Kombucha is a fermented Chinese beverage that looks like a gelatinous disk that forms on the surface of the nutrient solution made of a mixture of green and black tea and sugar.

The process through which passes kombucha is called fermentation and during this process creates extremely important nutrients that are necessary for organism. In the food we use every day, there are significantly less important nutrients than in the Kombucha.

Of the important substances that kombucha contains and that give it therapeutic qualities are two acid - glucuronic acid and lactic acid, proteins, then the B complex vitamins (folic acid, niacin), vitamin C, essential amino acids and antibiotic substances.


Who is the official ancestor of combucha?


The Far East is an ancient guardian of this miraculous life elixir, and it shall be considered that combucha have been used by Japanese warriors still 2 500 years as a life force and as a elixir of youth.

It was considered that kombucha provides physical strength for fights, but also an inner mental strength which in Japanese tradition is really respect.

Ancient Zen warriors used the extract of kombucha to experienced incredible longevity, vitality and youthful appearance.

What makes combucha universal for human health?


One of the most important substances that are found in kombucha is glucuronic acid, which can not be artificially synthesized.

Under natural conditions, the glucuronic acid is produced in the liver of a man, but its concentration is small, due to the entering of food that contains a lot of toxins, pesticides, antibiotics. All metabolic process must pass through the liver, and due to overload, liver is not able to produce sufficient quantities of glucuronic acid.

Kombucha is a perfect fit in this whole story, due to the  high content of glucuronic acid.

With its high concentration of glucuronic acid, PXD EXTRACT kombucha purifies the blood, and thus the liver regenerates and relaxes. As a result, leads to boosting immunity, reducing the risk of disease and increases the natural vitality and energy.


Why is it important glucuronic acid?


Glucuronic acid that is produced in the liver is important in the process of detoxification, blood purification and in the processes of metabolism. It binds all the waste products that are entered through food and also formed during metabolic processes and eliminate them through the bile into the intestine and through the kidneys into the urine, where it is excreted into the environment.

Due to poor nutrition, stress, poor digestion, our liver is overloaded and not able to produce sufficient quantities of this valuable and significant acid. The result is a build-up of, waste, in our body, which gradually disintegrates, and leads to consequences in the form of constant fatigue, depression, anaemia, drowsiness, lethargy, loss of appetite. All this leads to a chronic course of serious disorder, not so rare and the emergence of cancer.


Lactic acid in kombucha

Other important substance in kombucha is another acid - lactic acid which belongs to the group of the strongest anti-cancer substances.


What are the Health Benefits of Kombucha?


1. Combucha regulates intestinal activity (particularly stubborn constipations) and normalize intestinal microflora

2. Improves digestion and adoption of food

3. Prevents haemorrhoids

4. Stabilize blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood

5. Increases Reduced levels of iron

6. Increases elasticity of veins and arteries

7. Strengthens microcirculation in the blood (and in the smallest blood vessels that are found e.g. in the eyes)

8. Relieves muscle cramps

9. Removes sand and dissolves gallstones and kidney (purifies and regenerates the kidneys, removing toxins that can accumulate in them due to various drug therapy)

10. Smashing cysts, fibroids and tumour

11. It regulates the function of prostate

12. Lowers body temperature elevated due to various diseases

13. Shows a strong antiseptic effect due to the presence of natural antibiotics (effective for washing festering and infected wounds)

14. Clean the lungs and remove secretions from the airways that occurs in smokers, with colds or bronchitis

15. Pieces restores the natural colour and density (Biotin - Vitamin H helps in reducing gray hair and hair loss. This is the reason why the biotin appears as an integral part of many shampoos)

16. Tightens and enhances the appearance of the skin, restores the mucous membrane

17. Increases energy at athletes and people exposed to physical and mental activities


How to prepare Kombucha tea ?

Of the important substances that kombucha contains and that give it therapeutic qualities are two acid - glucuronic acid and lactic acid, proteins, then the B complex vitamins (folic acid, niacin), vitamin C, essential amino acids and antibiotic substances.

Ingredients:

- 2 teaspoons mixture of green or/ and black tea

- 5 tbsp sugar

- Kombucha Tea Starter Culture (also known as a SCOBY, mother, or mushroom )

- Unfluoridated, Unchlorinated Water


Preparation of kombucha tea

1. Boil 32 fl.oz of water and add 2 teaspoons of tea blend. Cover the bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.

2. Strain the tea through a tea strainer or remove the tea bags.

3. In lukewarm tea, add 5 tbsp of sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

4. Cool tea to a temperature of 68º - 77º (20-25 ° C)

5. When the tea has cooled, put it in a glass jar, not in a metal container.

6. If you prepare Kombucha tea right the first time, add the tea liquid that you got with the culture. For all the following preparations always keep enough Kombucha drink to add about 10% of the quantity to your new product as a "starting fluid.

7. In a pot, add the Kombucha Tea Starter Culture.

8. Do not close jar with the lid; always use a linen cloth or light cloth. The fabric must be sufficiently clear that the failure air, but not too open because fruit flies can enter in a jar.

9. The fermentation process should last 8-12 days, depending on temperature. The higher the room temperature -the faster is fermentation. The period of 8-12 days is only approximate.

Kombucha culture needs a warm and quiet place and it must not be moved. The temperature of the tea should not fall below 68º nor rise above 86º. The ideal temperature is 73.4º and 80.6 °. The light is not required for the fermentation. Culture also thrives in the dark. The culture may be damaged by exposure to strong sun light. 

During the fermentation process the yeast dissolves the sugar and converts it into gas (CO2) and various organic acids and other ingredients. The combination of these processes gives the Kombucha beverage its characteristic flavour.

10. The infusion is at first sweet but this sweetness disappears as the sugar is broken down. At the same time begins to develop sour taste as a result of bacteria, so it is a transition from sweetness to sourness. If a slightly sweet drink, fermentation has to be stopped earlier. For dry or slightly acidic taste fermentation lasts longer.

11. When the tea has attained the right degree of acidity (pH 2.7 to 3.2), depending on individual taste, with clean hands, remove the combucha culture from jar. Clean the culture under cold or lukewarm water. Fill new tea into the jar and add the combucha culture immediately. Be aware of right temperature of the tea.

12. Pour the beverage into bottles, which should be filled to the brim. Approximately 10% save it for the next batch. Jars tightly close. It is necessary to strain the fermented beverage through a cloth. A certain amount of sediment is normal. This is due to the growth of yeasts, which produced the gas which aerates the beverage. It is believed that yeast has some positive effects on the human body.

13. The drink has an agreeable taste. The taste is sparkling, slightly sour and refreshing. It is normal to drink three glasses a day; one glass on an empty stomach in the morning, another glass after lunch, a last glass a short time before going to bed.


Council plus:

1. In the process of obtaining kombucha is best used white sugar, because through fermentation, it is broken down into glucose and fructose.

2. Honey should not be used in the preparation of kombucha because of possible interactions with yeasts and bacteria, which can produce and toxic effect.


Who can use an extract of kombucha?


Kombucha extract has a wide range of action, so it can be used by both children and adults, healthy and sick, people who are taking chemotherapy or using drugs.

The only drawback is that kombucha because of the sugar content is not recommended for diabetics.

Kombucha extract is excellent muscle stimulant for athletes, because during the first 15 minutes of consumption, increases blood flow to muscles and supplying oxygen.

It is used alternatively in the fight against cancer, hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis, leukemia and in the treatment of various addictions.


What are the prescribed doses for taking kombucha?


Preventive dosage - take 2-3 teaspoons extract a day

In severe illness - 3 tablespoons daily

In case of cancer: a jar (8 oz) per day

It is recommended that you do not infused liquid ( water ) 30 minutes before taking extract, and 30 min after administration of the preparation required to drink 2 glasses of water for faster detoxification of the organism. When consuming the combucha extract, it needs to be to keep for 2-3 minutes in the mouth before it swallowed.
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The first, second and third chakra | correlation with crystals

A man's backbone is the main bone support that allows movement at the upright man. In addition to anatomical roles, spine also holds a role as conductor of life energy.

Namely, along our spine are arranged seven main energy centres. They are called chakras  because the word chakra origin from Sanskrit and means - castor that circulate.

All seven chakras are closely linked and work synchronously and balanced. When the chakras are in harmony and our psycho physical status is in harmony.

When it comes to disturbances like to just one chakra, there is a disruption of the balance of the other chakras which leads to disease states, psychological and mental health problems and general health disturbances.

In this post, we talk about the first three chakras and the correlation with crystals that are associated with the respective chakras.

All seven chakras are closely linked and work synchronously and balanced. When the chakras are in harmony and our psycho physical status is in harmony.

First Chakra – Root Chakra


The first chakra is called root chakra, because it is the root and foundation of all energy centres. It possesses a dark red color and its ruler planet is Saturn. The root chakra is placed in the lower part of the spine.

When the first chakra is out of balance, it can lead to the feeling of fear, helplessness, loss control, and panic attacks.

On the physical level, disturbance of work of the first chakra is reflected in the following: pain in the lumbar region, the problems with the reproductive organs, hemorrhoids, pain in the hips.

Crystals that harmonize and strengthen the root chakra are crystals of black and dark red color, which include hematite, black tourmaline, smoky quartz, magnetite, jet, onyx, obsidian black.


Second Chakra - Sacral Chakra


The second chakra is located below the navel and it is called the sacral chakra. Many call it the sex chakra, because it is responsible for the state of enjoyment, happiness, creativity.

Sacral chakra is orange in color and under the influence of the planet Mars.

When it comes to dysfunction of the second chakra, on the mental level this is reflected in the following way: the impossibility of conception, frigidity, lack of sexual desire, irregular and painful menstrual cycles. It also appears stress, anxiety, anger and aggression.

On the physical plane, due disharmony of sacral chakra, it roads often to feeling of pain in the lower back.

The crystals which can help to stabilize the sacral chakra are crystals in yellow or orange color - ruby, moonstone and orange calcite.

Third Chakra - Solar Plexus


The third chakra or solar plexus is located between the navel and chest. It is under the influence of the planet Sun (in some records it comes to Jupiter) and third chakra is yellow in color.

This is the chakra that awakens life energy and gives a feeling of happiness, optimism, self-confidence.

If the solar plexus is in the dysfunction, it leads to conditions such as energy loss, insecurity, withdrawal, poor communication.

On the physical plane, dysfunction of the solar plexus leads to poor immunity, abdominal problems, peptic ulcers, constipation, and allergies. Crystals who harmonize solar plexus condition are yellow crystals such as citrine, sunstone, topaz.
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Simple yoga exercise against cellulite

Cellulite is a nightmare of every woman and every woman would like to never see it on herself. However, due to improper diet, lack of exercise, stress, including the genetic factors, cellulite will surely arise; the only question is at what extent and in which areas.

To reduce cellulite, in addition to various lotions and gels against cellulite, as well as beauty treatments, yoga can also help.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your thighs and buttocks, although regular exercise, the best way to reduce cellulite is to tighten and tone the muscles of the hips, buttocks and thighs. In need to solve cellulite as soon as possible, everyday practice the next yoga pose:

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your thighs and buttocks, although regular exercise, the best way to reduce cellulite is to tighten and tone the muscles of the hips, buttocks and thighs. In need to solve cellulite as soon as possible, everyday practices the next yoga pose


1. Take the narrow straddle position. Put your hands on your hips, bend your right leg at the knee and lift it up. With Slow movements, twenty times push the heel towards the ceiling.

2. When you finished with rising the heels up, with right hand grasp the right ankle. Pull the leg as far up, while lifting your upper body and left arm in the air. In this position remain about twenty seconds, thinking on the proper breathing.

3. Return to the starting position, and repeat the exercise on the other leg.
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7 foods to fight against diabetes

Today, the number of infected people with diabetes is rapidly increasing throughout the world, and it is not so small number of patients with diabetes among children and youth.

Unhealthy diets, foods which are full of fat and sugar, with the addition of pesticides, antibiotics, toxins, poor physical activity are the main alarms when it comes to the risk of diabetes.

Is it possible to prevent diabetes?


It is possible and proper nutrition is the primary key in the prevention of this disease, marked as the silent killer, because once it occurs man, he becomes captured by diabetes whole life and addicted to insulin.

How could I not experience diabetes? It is so simply - pay attention to your diet, your physical activity and its psycho physical status. 

When we talk about foods that can effectively reduce the risk of occurrence of diabetes, here they are:

1. Turmeric


Turmeric is an oriental spice, derived from the root of the homonymous plant, and it is very significant in combating of diabetes.

Why is turmeric healthy?

Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance that during the investigation proved to be an effective administration in the case of diabetes.

2. Low fat cheese and yogurt


Lactic acid products contain healthy proteins and proteolytic bacteria that participate in the processes of maintenance of normal microflora in the intestines and thus directly affect the enzymatic and metabolic processes.

3. Strawberries


Refreshing red fruit is full of nutrients and antioxidants that reduce cholesterol, lipids and helps in activating the proteins in the body. Experimentally, it has been established that strawberries have the ability to lower blood sugar levels.


4. Wine


Wine is known for the presence of phenol, a powerful antioxidant that despite the fact that prevents cardiovascular disease, it is also helps to regulate blood sugar level. Since it comes to alcohol, we should not exaggerate with wine, but use it sparingly.

Is it possible to prevent diabetes?

5. Cinnamon


The property of cinnamon is to warm the body and raise internal body heat thus helps in the process of burning fat. The other property of cinnamon is to improve sensitivity to insulin and regulate blood sugar levels and thus prevent oscillation phenomena - hunger pangs.

6. Apples


Juicy fruit that is eaten throughout the year is ideal as a fruit of choice in preventing the occurrence of diabetes.

7. Spinach


This green vegetable in their leaves carries numerous nutrients that can reduce the risk of diabetes to 14% during the day.

Plantain - a plant with healing powers

What is Plantain and how it looks?


Plantain is widespread plant throughout the world and can be found almost everywhere (meadows, parks, roads pores). It can be said that the plantain is only one of the many herbs, but it stands out for its healing properties on the respiratory organs and stomach.

According to morphology there are two kinds of plantain, depending on sex type:

- Male plantain (Plantago lanceolata) is characterized by long and narrow green leaves. In the central part, is a long stem that bears on the top of the ear of green brown color on which ripen seeds of plantain.
Male plantain (Plantago lanceolata) is characterized by long and narrow green leaves. In the central part, is a long stem that bears on the top of the ear of green brown color on which ripen seeds of plantain.

The curative part of the male plantain is primarily the root, the leaves before flowering and seed after maturation of plantain. According to many biologists and herbalists, male plantain is precisely the one that possesses healing properties and it is precisely this kind of plantain is used in the natural treatment.

- Women plantain (Plantago major) as opposed to the male plantain possesses green, oval leaves and large directed horizontally to the ground. In the middle of the plant is located the stalk that bears the long spike on which ripen seeds of plantain.

Women plantain (Plantago major) as opposed to the male plantain possesses green, oval leaves and large directed horizontally to the ground. In the middle of the plant is located the stalk that bears the long spike on which ripen seeds of plantain.

For the natural treatment the leaves of female plantain are in most common use , that are harvested until the plant flowers and dried in thin layers in a cool, ventilated place; as a medicinal part also can be use root which is removed throughout the year.


What contains plantain of nutrients and chemical substances?


From nutritional ingredients, plantain is a plant which can be freely included in the spring diet. In the spring, we use the fresh young leaves of plantain, which in combination with dandelion leaves give a nice and healthy salad, full of vitamin C, vitamin K, minerals (iron, calcium, potassium), and pectin, saponins, tannins, glycosides.

Plantain leaves are rich in mucilaginous substances and saponins, which make plantain as healing remedy in the treatment of various breathing problems - asthma, cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis.


What are the Health Benefits of Plantain?


There is no such universal herb for the lungs as plantain. Even in the its raw or dry state, plantain contains chemical substances that line the alveoli and bronchial mucosa and helps in the process of expectoration.

1. Plantain is a unique natural remedy for the lungs


There is no such universal herb for the lungs as plantain. Even in the its raw or dry state, plantain contains chemical substances that line the alveoli and bronchial mucosa and helps in the process of expectoration.

In the natural treatment of respiratory disorders, are commonly used tea from plantain and plantain syrup, as well as an excellent tool for cleaning the airways of accumulated secretions and mucus.

Plantain possesses double action - relieves the dry cough by lining the airways and reduces irritation while in the case of moist and productive cough, plantain has the property to reduce secretions in the lungs and facilitate coughing.

,, In dry cough plantain is used in combination with flax seeds and black mallow.

When the moist cough is present, plantain is always combined with ivy and anise. ,,


2. Plantain is an herb for stomach


In the treatment of stomach and intestines ulcers best helps plantain in raw state; for this purpose it is best to always prepare fresh juice of plantain, which is prepared as follows:

- In a blender grind 16 oz of fresh and well washed plantain leaves. Milled leaves and mix juice with 32 oz of honey and 1 oz finely powdered propolis resin. The contents are thoroughly mixed and allowed to stand for three days, occasionally mixed with a wooden or plastic spoon. After three days, the elixir is taken three times a day one scoop (only wooden or plastic to avoid oxidation), ten minutes before meals.


3. Plantain heals wounds, stops bleeding and removes rosaceous


Surely you happened to find in nature and accidentally slip and peel the skin on the knees or elbows. If you did not know, now you will - a natural remedy to stop bleeding and accelerate wound healing is this miraculous plant - plantain.

Surely you happened to find in nature and accidentally slip and peel the skin on the knees or elbows. If you did not know, now you will - a natural remedy to stop bleeding and accelerate wound healing is this miraculous plant - plantain.
Just take a few leaves of plantain and mash or chop them to let the juice. Put it on the wound or injury and cover with gauze or cloth. You will go to se that bleeding will stop, and wound in a few days will be withdrawn.

The plantain is rich in vitamin K, which is known for its role in stopping bleeding. Plantain also contains allantoin, which is an integral part of the skin and affect the maintenance of normal structure and function of the skin.

Fresh grind Plantain leaves you can use in situation like insect bites, snake bites, in the treatment of acne, rosaceous and other skin diseases.


Proven recipes of plantain


1. Tea of Plantain


Tea is very easy to prepare - teaspoon of dried, finely powdered leaves of plantain pour with cup of boiling water and let stand 20 minutes, then strain. Tea can drink preventively, and you can use it as a lining for the treatment of conjunctivitis. For the treatment of cough or any other dysfunction of respiratory system, it is recommended to drink warm tea of plantain.

2. Ear drops


Gather fresh plantain leaf/leaves and sip in drops fresh juice of plantain in the inside of the ear/s. Ear pain will pass very quickly.

3. Against the cuticle


Crushing a few leaves of plantain and put them on the festering nail. Already on the second day the results will be surprisingly good.