Are Seedless Grapes GMO | Health Guides Daily

Are seedless grapes genetically modified to be seedless?

The short answer is no, seedless grapes have not been genetically modified to be seedless, at least not in regards to the popular use of the term.

The creation of seedless produce, known as parthenocarpy whose literal translation means “virgin fruit”, is accomplished by a few different methods, but none of the processes require the plants be affected at the DNA level where modern genetic modification happens.

As you probably know, producing fruit is the plant’s way of reproducing. Fruit-bearing plants spread their seeds either by dropping their ripe fruits to the ground, where they naturally begin to grow, or by becoming food for the local wildlife, which then excrete the seeds where they grow into new plants (with the help of some fresh manure). The fruit is the ovary of the plant; the mechanism by which the plant has offspring.

Seedless varieties sometimes happen as a mutation in nature. From the perspective of the fruit tree, this is an undesirable mutation since the tree won’t be able to reproduce, but humans who discovered this mutation likely saw it as an advantage. Some of us humans find the seeds to be bothersome and have attempted, and succeeded, in purposely producing these sterile plants, thereby overcoming the nuisance of seeds. Other than seeds being a nuisance, parthenocarpy is also desirable in fruit crops that may be difficult to pollinate or fertilize.

One method used to produce seedless fruits is by withholding the pollination process. Some plants, when unpollinated, still produce fruit, but the fruit will be free of seeds. Some varieties of fruits, particularly some grapes, have been bred to abort their seeds very early in the development of the fruit, so there is no noticeable seed present when it gets to the consumer even though it was there at one time. This is known as stenospermocarpy.

Other methods involve grafting plants on to an existing stock which isn’t genetically compatible. The plant will still grow and produce fruit but it won’t have seeds. In other cases, plants are crossbred to produce plants that don’t produce seeds. All these methods are conventional breeding techniques that have been used for thousands of years and are not a result of the controversial modern genetic modification that involves DNA manipulation.

This isn’t to say that there isn’t, or will never be, seedless fruit that is also genetically modified. But since they’ve managed to create seedless varieties of fruits without the use of genetic modification there doesn’t really seem to be a reason to develop the process through expensive DNA manipulation.

Conclusion:

It does not mean GMO, it a selection process similar to people selecting dog breeds. I wouldn’t consider a dog that is bred to have a shiny coat to be genetically modified, it has been positively selected to breed with other similar dogs to have pups with the same trait.

Genetically modified plants have had their genomic DNA changed by a scientist in a lab. Usually to benefit the company vs the consumer, for example making a plant resistant to insecticide. Which doesn’t benefit us, but the company is able to grow more crops and make a larger profit.

Author:

Doug DiPasquale, Holistic Nutritionist and trained chef, living in Toronto.

Are My Beauty and Cleaning Products Killing Me? | Health Guides Daily

Tamey McIntosh and Patti Murphy have plenty in common. They live on the same street in Ottawa, their daughters are in the same grade at school and they both care deeply about their family’s health. It’s the last commonality that spurred them to create the website Pure Know How (blog) that looks at dangerous toxins in everyday products and offers safe alternatives.

The idea blossomed after Patti was diagnosed with breast cancer despite regular visits to a naturopath, exercise and a diet heavy on healthy organic foods. When her naturopath asked her if she was using products with parabins in them, Patti did some research and found they were estrogen mimickers (found in shampoos, conditioners, creams etc.) and they were the last thing she wanted in her body with her breast cancer history.

Patti’s health scare, combined with Tamey’s environmental background kick-started their joint mission to purge their homes of toxic products and replace them with healthy, natural alternatives. Their website was born out of their desire to share all of their new-found (albeit scary) knowledge with others. Find out what products in your home are the most dangerous, if your beauty routine will give you cancer and what you should look for when buying cleaning products after the jump.

Q: What scary things have you found since beginning your research?

A: Basically what we try to do is put manageable chunks (on our website.) If you pick everything, people will be scared. Because it is really scary. For example, we’ll do an E-bulletin on lipstick and include some of the issues with the ingredients in lipstick that people should be concerned about. We always begin our e-bulletins with ‘Why do you care’? For instance, there are things in lipsticks called BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) as well as Polyethylene Glycol compounds (PEGs), petroleum and fragrances. Then the ‘Know How’ is always about what you can do. Don’t panic, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear lipstick, but just take these precautions, look for ones that are more natural with beeswax in them and vitamins. Then we always put a ‘Know and Tell,’ which is where we include the best and worst products that Patti and I have tested.

Q: What are some most dangerous toxins people have in their house?

A: We put our top six together on the website.

  • Formaldehyde was on the top of our list, which is a probable human carcinogen. Formaldehyde is sometimes found in mascara of all things. It’s crazy really.
  • Then parabens (there are five different kinds) and those again are estrogen mimickers so obviously they are not a good thing. They are in everything; shampoos, conditioners, creams. It’s a preservative. It’s in tons and tons of stuff. Keep in mind, this is what we didn’t want. Patti had breast cancer. I have endometriosis. I didn’t want more estrogen in my body either.
  • Then there’s petroleum, which is a possible human carcinogen. In Europe, they’re not allowed to use petroleum in anything. You know how we put Vaseline on a babies bums? Well that’s banned in Europe because it’s a petroleum bi-product so you’re basically putting real oil on your baby’s bum. But you don’t think of that. Why would you put an oil product on your child? But you do.
  • Then there’s things called phthalates. They’re a little harder to detect in that if you look at an ingredient list you won’t see the word phthalate. They’re often in fragrances. Any time you have a product with the word fragrance on it then it probably has phthalates in it. They are hormone disruptors and they can cause reproductive or developmental effects. Then there’s something called SLSs (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate). They’re not going to kill you or cause cancer but they’re skin irritants.
  • And then the last one as our top six is triclosan, the stuff that’s in anti-bacterial products. There’s theories that people are doing this too much and that a certain amount of bacteria is good for you and we’re killing the good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria with these products. Also, during manufacturing a known human carcinogen is formed so not that it gets necessarily to the person at the end of the road, but during manufacturing it’s created.

Q: What is the most crucial thing that we should purge from our homes immediately?

A. If you have kids with asthma, get rid of things with fragrance or phthalates. Formaldehyde is nasty but I don’t think it’s in as many things. Parabens and phthalates are in everything. Same with SLS. There’s SLS in most toothpaste. It’s the small dose, repetitive-use things that I don’t like in my house. There are no parabens in my house, no phthalates and so there’s no SLSs. I just think you can’t with little kids. Their bodies actually absorb it more quickly. I wish I would have known this years earlier. There are really good products and ever since we’ve started in 2006, there’s been a really great increase in products out there.

The other thing you need to be careful of is green washing. It’s companies saying that they’re green when they’re really not. So make sure you read the labels. The problem with cleaning ingredients is they don’t have to list them so that becomes trickier, but with beauty products and cosmetics, they have to list the ingredients. You don’t buy something without reading the ingredients. Pick a few at first, look for your parabens and look for fragrance and start avoiding those. Some of the words are horrendous. Print the list of ingredients out and bring it to the store with you.

Q: My hairdresser tells me hair dyes are safe, but what have you found in your research?

A. It’s not good. It’s pretty dangerous. If you’re blonde, you’re luckier because it seems to be the darker colors that are more dangerous. My grandmother died of cancer, and the cancer that she died of is the one that’s linked to hair dyes and she dyed her hair every few weeks her whole adult life. There are lots of studies that say it’s not good. I’ve died my hair for a long time so once I started into this I just stopped. Why would you do it even if there’s a 15% risk? It doesn’t make sense to me. Thinking back now I’d get my hair dyed and my scalp was burning as I’m getting it done. That’s kind of a clue that something’s not right. When I get my hair done now, there’s a natural place in Ottawa, my head does not burn when I get my hair colored. It’s the only place in Ottawa and she only got into it because she became deathly allergic to the chemicals in regular hair dye. If she wanted to keep her business she had to find an alternative. It’s not 100% the same. You can’t do the highlights the same way, but it still works.

Q: In terms of specific cosmetic brands, have you found some to be worse than others?

A. All mainstream cosmetics are the same, the high-end ones, the low-end ones, they all have the products that we don’t use (because of toxins). We’ve never named names on our website. If you go and look at the ingredients you will see that it doesn’t matter if it’s at Shopper’s Drug Mart or a higher-end store like Holt Renfrew, a lot of them have the ingredients that just aren’t great.

Q: Where do you buy your natural cosmetics?

A. I find now it’s getting better. I buy some online and some at health food stores. Dr. Hauschka is a good one. Some of the more upscale stores carry it now which is nice. Again, just because they say they’re natural, make sure you read the ingredient list.

Q: Do you notice a difference in the quality?

A. Sometimes. Mascara was the hardest one to find. Patti really liked Honeybee Gardens mascara. But I found some natural makeup is better now than the kind I used to use. I use mineral makeup for my foundation and powder stuff and with lipsticks I like the feel of them better. I feel my lips are moist but the mascara and lipstick don’t stay on as long. There’s no waterproof natural mascara or lipstick because the waterproof is the part that’s bad. You don’t find that in the natural ingredients because it’s natural stuff. So that’s probably one of the bigger differences. But for foundations, eyeshadows and that kind of stuff I would say I like the quality better. Deodorants are the one issue. It’s hard to find a really good deodorant that doesn’t make you stink. We’ve tried some nasty ones. I don’t know if it’s a chemical reaction. They may work well on one person, but depending on your chemical makeup it just may not agree with you. It’s trial and error. Best to try on your summer vacation when you’re away from people!

Q: Are there specific ingredients we should avoid when buying cleaning supplies and beauty products?

A. People can go to the list on our website and print it out and then take it shopping with them.

Q: What are some of your favorite alternative brands for non-toxic cleaning supplies/ beauty products?

A. I’ve always used vinegar and baking soda because of my environmental background. I’ve done that for ages. Not everyone likes to do that so Nature Clean is a good one. It’s found everywhere. For our shampoos, Aubrey Organics is a really good shampoo. Druid is a really good Canadian company. Rocky Mountain Soap Company – I really like them.

Q: Is there anything in your house that you haven’t been able to part with because it’s just too handy or you love it too much?

A. Not for me. Some of our readers have said ‘I’ll change anything but I can’t give up Mac brand lipstick.’ I just got rid of everything. Maybe if I didn’t have children I wouldn’t have. But I thought I just want to set a good example and make this normal in our home. So that we don’t think about it. Food was harder. I found that more difficult. Fresh foods and stuff are good but my kids go to school so they need snacks. And for ages I bought the granola bars that you can buy without nuts and I looked on the label one day they contained BHT. The World Health Organization says it causes cancer and I was like ‘why is this in my child’s granola bar’? So I started making my own. I found that a little bit harder. I didn’t get rid of all plastics in my house but I won’t use plastic now if my food is hot but I’ll store fruit in the fridge in plastic. I’m not going off the deep end. If I’m putting soup in a container that I just made, I’ll put it in glass as opposed to plastic.

Q: Do you find the natural products are more expensive?

A. Yes, they are generally quite a bit more expensive, which is unfortunate because you are limiting a large number of people. But you know again, with cleaning products you use vinegar and water, which is probably cheaper than a bottle of Mr. Clean. I find I use less things now so you sort of adjust. I used to squirt a whole bunch of shampoo in my hand whereas now I use little bits. I’m just more careful. It may cost more per item but I make it stretch more.

Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss | Health Guides Daily

If you are looking for a weight loss program that has been around for centuries, then you should consider trying the apple cider vinegar weight loss diet. Millions of people around the world have tried this diet already and with great success. To get started with the diet plan, you must first find yourself a good bottle of this vinegar. This kind of vinegar is a result of the double fermentation of crushed apples. The first fermentation is to turn the sugars in the apple into alcohol while the second is to convert the alcohol into vinegar.

Why It Does Help For Weight Loss

If you have tried lots of programs to reduce your weight and you are failed in your attempts then you need to find a perfect and effective program and this program is effective for you. It’s one of the best solution ever find in the world because it provides you instant and quality results without any fear of side effects. Remember by using this solution you will get long term and permanent weight loss results naturally within your budget.

Historical Evidence:

History of this effective solution is very rich. For centuries, people are utilizing its health benefits and they are very much successful to reduce their weight naturally. In older days most of the Hippocrates used it for the treatment of different diseases. Greek and romans used this solution for the taste and healing purposes. Parisians also used it for healing purpose as well as for deodorant. It was also used for the vigor and power by the Japanese warriors.

Quantity:

Different professional experienced doctors and other healthcare specialist suggest that to use this solution carefully not excessively. So, it is recommended by them to mix one to two tea spoons of cider vinegar into the water before taking meal. The cider vinegar is best when made from the fresh, raw, unfiltered and organic apples. You can also add honey for the better taste. It is also available in pills and capsules but it is important to have it in the form of fresh form.

Results:

Now if you want to know that how quickly your weight can be reduced then the answer is quite simple. Off course it’s a natural solution so it takes time. Few professional doctors spent lots of years on medicines and have extensive research on home remedies to lose weight efficiently and they recommend this program to the overweight people. This solution works slowly but gives you healthy and long term benefits.

How to Choose the Right One

Not all apple cider vinegar brands are the same though. Many experts believe that brands made from organic apples and that didn’t go through pasteurization and filtration are better than other brands. Drinking actual one is also better than taking  the cider vinegar pills. You may want to know how to recognize a good bottle of vinegar. They are the ones that look raw and unrefined. Compared to pasteurized and filtered vinegars that look refined and “clean.” The strands that you can see in raw apple cider vinegar is actually “the mother” that actually contains much of the enzymes and the nutrients of the vinegar. So between a bottle of clear vinegar and one with sediments, choose the one that is unclear. It is the one that you should use for your diet to lose weight.

How Much Vinegar Should You Drink to Lose Weight?

The recommendation of many experts is to mix 1 to 2 tablespoons in a glass of water. The concoction is to be taken before each meal, on an empty stomach. This drink can be very refreshing, especially during warm days. If you want to sweeten it up, you can put a teaspoon or two of honey. Make sure that you use raw honey which is the healthier kind of honey. Some people are saying that you should use spring or mineral water and not plain filtered water if you want to follow the diet. This is because the fluoride in tap water can destroy the mother in the apple cider vinegar.

What About People Who Don’t Like Vinegar

There are people though who don’t like the taste of vinegar. Can they still follow this diet? How can they get the benefits? The answer is yes to all of the above questions. One thing that they can do is to mix this kind of vinegar with fruit or vegetable juices instead of plain water. The vinegar will lend some zing on your favorite fruit or vegetable juice.

If you really can’t drink it, then simply cook with it. Instead of using regular vinegar on some recipes, why don’t you cook with this type of vinegar instead. This is another easy and fun way for you to start with the diet. This kind of vinegar has a rich flavor that will definitely enhance the flavor of the dishes you will be cooking.

Don’t Expect Instant Results

This diet is not a miracle diet. Don’t expect to see results overnight. With the program, you will lose weight gradually, which is really the right way to shed off unwanted pounds. If you really want to speed things up, then you should couple the diet with exercise.

You should know about this weight loss solution:

Apple cider vinegar and vinegar in general was used numerous times in the past for cures for certain things, but do they really help with weight loss?

There are plenty of evidences that it works because what vinegar does is make you more full then normal, this is not the healthiest way to lose weight. Tricking your mind into thinking that you are full when you actually did not intake the required portions that your body needs is not a healthy task.

There are also evidence that using asides from losing weight, this diet is known to help with diseases such as diabetes and cancer, but there is still not enough scientific evidence on actual humans that makes the product legit and widely used.

In addition to this diet plan not being proven to work 100%, there is a handful of reasons you should not use this method. There are possible side effects of using this diet for a long time because the substance is acidic, so it can lead to low bone density, potassium levels, lack of nutrients into your body, and it can alter levels of certain substances inside your body and make it abnormal. For these few reason, it is highly recommended that you don’t use techniques. There is just simply not enough proof and evidence for this diet to work, and there are still numerous possible problems that can arise from this diet!

While it may be a lot better than trying diets such as pills, it is still not the best option. Instead of looking for new diets that have not been proven to work, why not go back to the best method to lose weight? It is not being lazy and altering your lifestyle to a healthier one.

The reason people say exercising and eating right is the best way is because it IS the best way to lose weight. The best thing for you to do is grab a guide that will teach you how to change and manage every aspect of your health life ranging from eating habits, snacking, what to eat, and etc.These guides will also teach you how to adjust your lifestyle technique to find time to relax and exercise, feel good about yourself, and teach you how to take even the most random situations and make it healthy for you (such as standing instead of sitting at a bus stop).

Apple Cider Vinegar for High Blood Pressure | Health Guides Daily

In the realm of chemistry, pH (the potential of Hydrogen) is the gauge of the basicity, alkalinity or acidity of a solution. Water that is pure for instance, is believed to be neutral with a pH near 7.0 at 25ºC (77ºF). Measurements using pH quotients are essential in areas such as civil engineering, oceanography, medicine and food science to name a few.

High blood pressure is a condition that occurs when the force or pressure against blood vessels is great, resulting in artery rupture affecting the brain, heart, cataract and kidney operations. Acidosis is a state where the blood is highly acidic and can cause diseases to fester within that biological ecosystem.

These two conditions, acidosis and high blood pressure (hypertension), are noted because both can go undetected for long periods and wreak havoc on the body’s ability to perform optimally.

A highly acidic environment in the body is usually the result of high saturated fats and mucus-forming foods. These foods create a toxic world within you that bring about various types of diseases, which thrive in an acidic state.

Generally, foods are alkaline in nature, however many foods today are processed making them acidic. It is said that a balanced meal should be 75% alkaline to 25% acidic for good health maintenance.

An ideal pH is around 6.4., north of that is alkaline and south of that number is acidic. Your daily dietary intake should include foods conducive to balancing your pH..

This is particularly important for people who suffer from hypertension because symptoms can be non-existent yet affect one’s overall health. To achieve balance, it’s a good idea to know what your body needs are and the correct way to prepare whole foods. Avoiding overeating and choosing the right types of foods that are nutritious can be of immense help for diabetics and hypertensives.

Chlorophyll-rich plants and whole grains and vegetables are excellent choices for those who want a healthy pH balance and normal blood pressure. Remember the 75/25 rule as it can help you in the long run in keeping your body functioning at an optimal level. Foods that are slightly acidic yet helpful would be legumes and grains such as millet and roasted buckwheat. Conversely, soy and lima beans are very alkalizing.

Your body should always be a bit more alkaline than acidic for best performance of daily tasks. Other examples of alkalizing foods with hypertension-prone people in mind are fruits and vegetables of course, sprouts, cereal grasses and herbs. However for best results, brown rice and whole grains and legumes are mildly acidic and thus should be soaked prior to cooking them as this gives them an alkalizing effect.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has many benefits, such as weight loss and acne treatment, one of which is managing high blood pressure. Many users including this author, typically apply two tablespoons or teaspoons 2-3 times a day with a tall glass of pure water. (12-16oz.) These doses have proved effective in keeping blood pressure at safe levels in as little as 2 weeks.(120/80.)

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) contains magnesium, a cellular tonic and key mineral in the functioning of the heart. It has also been noted for thinning the blood, thus reducing clots. ACV contains pectin, a soluble fiber that may not only maintain a healthy digestive tract, but may lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels as well. It contains potassium, which the kidney needs to function efficiently. Furthermore, although pure ACV has about 5% acidity, when ingested, the saliva in your mouth with water dilution turns it into an alkaline which is great for pH balance. Studies are still being conducted on the many uses of this ancient folk remedy.

It turns out our mothers knew best when telling us to chew our foods thoroughly as saliva is an alkaline fluid that initiates the digestive process. Proper pH balance is vitally important for hypertensives for if achieved with a cardiovascular exercise routine, could potentially end the lifespan of that monster we know as “The Silent Killer.”

Apple Cider Vinegar for Gout | Health Guides Daily

The word vinegar comes from the Latin word ‘vinum’ and the French word ‘vin’ and ‘aigre’ meaning sour wine.

It is a natural derivative of a food organism, a starch, typically found in vegetables that when turned into alcohol and ferments a second time, then transforms into vinegar.

An apple cider vinegar variant using crushed, fermented apples has been used for thousands of years as a cleaning agent and prevented food spoilage.

It also was used to combat infectious diseases, used as a condiment and a beverage.

Although there are many types of vinegar on the market today, from malt vinegar to red wine variations, this article will explore the benefits of fermented apples that become apple cider vinegar. Good news for those suffering from gout, arthritis and hypertension. Apple Cider vinegar simply just works.

I have a recipe I would like to share for those suffering from the painful symptoms of gout. Gout is called a rich man’s disease because foods that are high in purines like beer, red wine, seafood, and poultry are considered to be foods eaten by the well off.

The purines break down into uric acid and are excreted through the urine. For gout victims however, instead of the uric acid crystals leaving through the urine, it deposits in the joints causing swelling and needle-like pain in areas including the big toe.

During a severe gout attack, these symptoms are known to incapacitate sufferers for several days. Although there is prescription medication for this condition, many gout victims complain of side effects and prefer a natural, alternative remedy. With lifestyle and diet modification, this is a manageable scenario.

The great thing about it is that it is cheap and easy to make.

Apple cider vinegar helps in breaking down food in the body. It can aid in stifling bacteria from festering in the body, assist in curbing respiratory infections, sore throats and nasal congestion. It also helps in bladder and kidney health and is known to restore pH balance. (slightly more alkaline) The benefits of apple cider vinegar are indeed numerous.

It’s packed with minerals, vitamins and nutrients, potassium, carbolic acids, pectin, malic and acetic acid. The malic acid is key in pushing the uric acid out of the body.

Amino acids are also present and behave like antibiotics in the body.

Try this recipe for your gout.

10-12oz. glass of filtered water
2-3 tbspns of ACV (apple cider vinegar; for best results use the organic Bragg version)

Take two to three times a day after meals. I add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to my solution and a wedge or two of lemon. You can use a wedge of lime if you prefer.

You can add stevia (natural sweetener) and raw organic honey to warm water and mix also. Be sure to take everyday for 3 weeks, 2 to 3 times a day after meals and you will see good results.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Diabetes | Health Guides Daily

Diabetes mellitus or diabetes as it is referred to as is part of an association of metabolic diseases in which one has high blood glucose levels resulting from the body’s inability to produce insulin or cellular inability to respond to insulin production.

This high level of blood sugar represents known symptoms of frequent urination (polyuria), increased thirst, (polydipsia) and increased hunger (polyphagia). Essentially, three main types of diabetes exist;

Type 1: is usually the body not producing the necessary insulin thereby requiring the person to self-inject. (juvenile diabetes)
Type 2: is a condition associated with insulin resistance, which occurs when the cells do not utilize properly the insulin being produced and in some cases tie into complete insulin deficiency.

Gestational diabetes: a condition in which pregnant women who have never had diabetes before experience high blood sugar levels while pregnant. Gestational diabetes usually goes away post pregnancy.

There’s also something known as congenital diabetes which is a genetic predisposition to insulin non-secretion, cystic fibrosis-type diabetes and steroid diabetes induced by high levels of glucocorticoids including many types of monogenic diabetes. Since 1921, with the introduction of insulin, most diabetic conditions have been essentially treatable.

Type 2 is managed in conjunction with medications. It is said that both type 1 and type 2 diabetes cannot be cured. But alternative treatment practitioners have in recent years challenged this assumption.

Instead of pancreas transplants for type 1 DM, and gastric bypass surgery for type 2 DM persons, lifestyle modification like exercising for weight loss, eating raw vegetables and fruits and herbal application may go a long way in reversing the condition. In a study in 2007, Type 2 diabetics were given 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at bedtime and noticed blood sugar levels were significantly reduced the following morning.

When rats were fed apple cider vinegar for 4 weeks, not only did their blood sugar level decrease, but so did their triglycerides levels too while their HDL (good cholesterol) increased. Many humans have taken 2 teaspoons to tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV) 2 to 3 times a day for weeks at a time and reported impressive findings pertaining to high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, weight-loss, acne, candida and more.

Adding lemon, garlic, cayenne, sodium bicarbonate and any combination thereof have generated a fanbase that has grown exponentially over the years especially with the popularity of the world wide web. Diabetes without adequate treatment can cause serious complications so one needs to consult a physician before undertaking non traditional remedies.

Complications that are acute include hypoglycemia, nonketotic hyperosmolar coma and diabetic ketoacidosis. Long term complications can be serious and can bring about cardiovascualr disease, retinal damage and chronic renal failure. This is why a proper diagnosis and treatment is critical. Studies show that a healthy body weight and lifestyle play a pivotal role to getting on the right track. Since 2000, 171 million persons worldwide have been diagnosed with diabetes, of which type 2, being the most common, affects 90 to 95% of U.S. citizens.

Editor’s note: the picture above showing summer “Granny apples” is for visuals only and does not infer that ACV should be made from this as the sugar level is inadequate.

Health Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar | Health Guides Daily

A lot of recipes call for apple cider vinegar to be used but did you know that it can also be used as an all natural medical product too? Ever wonder why your parents often have a bottle of apple vinegar in the kitchen? Chances are you are not aware of the benefits of this vinegar. It can be used for a lot of health benefits that hit a lot of different categories. It is mostly used when cooking meals to give your dishes a distinct flavor. Meat, fish and even chicken are marinated in this mixture and it can also be used on salads as well. There are two types avaible in the market today; one is the distilled variety while the other is the pure one.

To differentiate the two, the distilled variety is the clear and sparkling one. However, it doesn’t contain any health benefits at all. On the other hand, the pure one that is brownish in color with some substance floating around is the best one to purchase since it contains all the health benefits that you are after. So what are these benefits of this vinegar that everyone is interested in?

Here Are The List of Benefits As Below:

Weight Loss:

This is probably the most popular use of this natural medicine. There is a popular diet known as the apple cider vinegar weight loss diet program that is used by millions in order to lose weight and keep it off. It is believed that this type of vinegar will speed up metabolism and help lose the weight that a person is looking to lose.

Essential Minerals and Vitamins

This diet makes an excellent addition to weight loss programs since it contains several minerals and vitamins that are essential to keep the body healthy while losing weight. It contain the vitamins A, B1, E, C, B2, P, B6 and the beneficial minerals iron, sodium, copper, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, which the human body needs in order to function normally. With all these minerals and vitamins, it ensures that those individuals who are dieting will still get proper nutrition while cutting back in fat and calories.

In addition, it also contains a rich amount of fiber, which has a significant contribution for weight loss. Fiber is also useful to manage and normalize the body’s sugar levels, which helps in weight reduction and diabetes prevention.

How It Works

It functions in many different ways to promote weight loss effectively and safely. It can work as a beneficial appetite suppressant, which helps increase metabolism as well as remove water retention. This is one of the best health benefits.

Another valuable benefit is that it can also serve as an antioxidant to eliminate unwanted wastes and harmful toxins present in the body. With all these things, it can help reduce your weight while keeping the body clean.

How to Use It

To use it as a natural weight loss solution, combine 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 16 ounces of purified water. Drink the solution once a day, at the most convenient time for you. Along with this should be a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Help Digestive Problems:

It is believed to help with constipation and diarrhea. It is believed that the liquid coats the stomach and colon and will help regulate the body and keep it functioning properly.

Benefits for the skin:

Other benefits include improving your skin’s appearance. Acne and age spots are believed to be cured by ingesting or using this type of product on the body. It is also believed to help sooth sun burns and rashes that itch. It is also believed to help reduce the signs of cellulite.

Help in regulating your blood pressure:

This is due to Pectin which is a type of fiber that works by lowering your cholesterol levels. It can help you fight back high blood pressure. Drinking this vinegar is said to help lower your cholesterol levels that is why it is that much easier for you to regulate your blood pressure.

Aside from this, the use of this cider vinegar in your meals helps in extracting the calcium from fruits and vegetables. Since you need to replace the calcium in your body as you grow old, using it in your meals can be to your advantage.

Potassium:

Apple vinegar is high in potassium content which means that your body can withstand any type of diseases that are normally associated with potassium deficiency. Some examples of this are hair loss, brittle teeth, runny nose, weak finger nails and the like.  If you want to avoid these health problems, including this vinegar in your daily meals is definitely worth doing. Another benefit of potassium is that it helps eliminate those harmful toxins from your body.

Diabetics:

Diabetics are believed to take this apple vinegar to help regulate blood sugar. While there are also the use of this vinegar to help cure sinus infections, sore throats, body odor, and other odd illnesses. It is also used to increase a body’s stamina and increases a body’s immune system.

Defeat Common Ailments

Another reason why you should buy this vinegar is that it combats common ailments like weak bones, diarrhea, sore eyes, hair loss, obesity and even chronic fatigue.

Inexpensive

It doesn’t usually cost that much regardless of its form. It is usually priced reasonably so you can stock up on these anytime you want. You won’t even run out of places to purchase these since health and grocery stores do have these products on sale. You can even order one online if you like.

There are many health benefits for drinking and using this kind of vinegar. There are multiple forms from pills to the liquid that can be mixed with other types of products. Depending on the type of cure that one is looking for the form will make a difference. Whether it is diabetes, weight loss, skin problems or digestive issues. Who knew that something that is normally used for cooking could have so many health benefits when taken alone.

Side Effects

Because the benefits and effects have not been thoroughly studied, it is not known whether or not the supplement is safe when regularly taken as a medical supplement. In fact, some studies have shown that consuming just 8 ounces of this vinegar each day on an on-going basis may lead to problems like osteoporosis and low potassium. One report has shown that a person who took 250 mL each day for 6 years developed weak bones and low potassium levels. Another woman experienced tenderness and pain in her voice box and difficulty swallowing that lasted for 6 months after having an apple cider vinegar tablet stuck in her throat for 30 minutes. In this case, doctors believe that the damage was caused by the high acid content of the tablet.

Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not take apple cider vinegar supplements because not enough is known about the supplement’s safety. Those with diabetes also should avoid using it because there is a concern that high dosages or long-term usage can increase the loss of potassium in people with diabetes. Until further study is performed, there is little information regarding the frequency and severity of all side effects that may be caused by this vinegar.

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help Acne | Health Guides Daily

Acne is a pain in the butt.  It is the bane of teenagers everywhere.  Here we will try and give you an idea of how to get rid of acne and pimples, with a particular focus on the validity of apple cider vinegar as a non-medical supplement.  We’ll try and go through some of the basic causes and biology behind acne, and see how does it really work to affect that.  So read on, and learn more about both of these topics.

What is Acne?

Acne is basically a skin affliction (disease seems too harsh a word) that is common among teenagers and anyone in the midst of major hormonal imbalances, like in puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, or menopause.  What is basically happening when you have acne scars is that your pores are clogging up.  The surface of the skin over the entire body – with a few exceptions, notably being your nails, the palms of your hand, and the bottom of your feet – is made up of a bunch of little pores which have tiny hairs sticking out of them.  Some of the hairs are translucent or so small you can’t actually see them, and others are totally visible.  These pores are basically little pockets directly underneath the surface of the skin where the hair follicle rests.  The follicle is where the hair is formed.  Now, most of the time, there is a hole for the hair to get out of without trouble.  But your skin is covered in oils and dead skin and all sorts of other things, and these other materials on your skin can get lodged in the hole of the pore out to the surface, and this can cause problems.  Basically, when your pores get clogged up, bacteria inside the pores builds up since it can’t be washed or pushed out.  These bacterium form very small infections, which the body then recognizes, and attacks.  This causes an inflammation of the pore, which makes it turn red.  Pus may form.  When it does, it forms a zit.

If this happens in just one pore, it’s a zit.  If it forms in several, it starts to become acne.  Generally, because acne is caused by greasiness and oil, it forms in large parts of the skin, and notably, on the face.  If you have acne, you are likely to have it on the face, though it is very possible it could show up on other parts of your body, especially the upper body.

How is it Treated?

There are a lot of different treatments for acne.  The concept itself is relatively simple:  you have to remove the stimulus which is causing the acne, which is likely greasy skin, oily lotions, sweat, or other things of that sort.  Anything that could be clogging pores, including dirt.  The simplest cause is to shower more often, and shower after working out – sweating after times of heavy exertion is usually a big change for the adolescent – or after coming into contact with something that could cause acne.  It also means cutting out the use of greasy lotions.  When you wash areas over acne, you need to do so lightly.  Don’t gouge it, just rub over it lightly.  Do not pop zits, this can cause scarring.  If you want this to be a temporary problem rather than a permanent problem, you’ve got to go easy on it.

What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

It is an acidic type of vinegar that is often used as an herbal supplement.  This herbal supplement, like most herbal supplements, is still not necessarily a fool proof way of getting rid of acne.  Apple cider and vinegar are both pretty acidic materials, so when they are together, they are pretty rough.  Generally, it is taken one of two ways:  orally, or it’s just rubbed on the skin.

To be honest, I haven’t found any particularly reputable sources that say you should try this as a remedy.  Part of the problem is that apple cider vinegar is extremely acidic, so you can get chemical burns from it.  There are stories of people burning their skin and their esophagus with it, and then there are stories of wild successes with this home remedy.  For example, if you mix the apple cider vinegar with water or juice, it will be a lot safer to take, generally.  So my recommendation is that if you do use it, DILUTE IT.  Take this supplement at your own risk.  And really, I’d suggest trying a number of other things to remove acne before trying the cider vinegar.  It can cause heart palpitations and general agitation.

The sources I’ve read say that it changes the pH of the skin, but I’m not sure how much I believe this, as I couldn’t find a source I trusted to confirm this.  From what I’ve learned, you can cause some damage to your skin using cider vinegar, and for that reason, you should use it only if you are desperate and know what you are doing.

We should add a disclaimer here:  If you are planning on taking this vinegar diet, you should probably talk to a dermatologist first.  This is really what you should do anyway to take care of acne.  Sure, it’s a little bit more expensive, but really, who cares?  It’s safer and will likely cause less damage to your skin.  We are NOT doctors here, and as such, absolutely nothing of what we have written should be taken as medical advice.  If you want to get medical advice, do not check the internet, ask an actual doctor.

Ultimately, the best call when it comes to something like acne is to start with light treatments.  First, just wash your face more often, use face washes that are advertised as being able to get rid of acne, and check out some of the over-the-counter options at your local pharmacy.  There are a bunch of options as far as this goes, and it’s good to try remedies where, if something were to go wrong, you’d have a corporation that was liable for the problem, rather than an herbal supplement, which is basically just on you.

Aortic Aneurysm | Health Guides Daily

An aortic aneurysm is called as such because it involves the aorta. The aorta is one of the large arteries that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. And when this passage is interrupted by an aneurysm, it becomes clotted. Then the walls of the aorta become inflamed and weak. Aortic aneurysms typically have a spindle shape.  And they usually involve the aorta below the arteries to the kidneys.

What are the symptoms?

Normally, the symptoms don’t begin to show or manifest until the aneurysm grows or disrupts the wall of the aorta.  And when this happens, the symptoms develop based on the size and location of the aneurysm.

When a bulging aorta suddenly ruptures, the blood clot that was collected on the arteries will break off and travel through the circulatory system until it lodges somewhere. And these blood clots can cut the flow of blood. So, symptoms will then manifest on the area of the body where there is deprivation of blood.
And the disruption of blood circulation can cause weakness, numbness, tingling, paleness or coldness in the arm or leg, loss of sensation, light-headedness, or localized pain.

In worst case scenarios, the broken off blood fragments can cause stroke or heart attack. And they can also disrupt the normal functions of one or more vital body organs like lungs, liver or kidneys.

Fatal internal bleeding may also occur upon the sudden rupture and dissection of the aneurysm. This requires immediate medical attention. Because when the bleeding continues, the blood pressure will go down dramatically, leaving the organs deprived of blood and the brain to lose consciousness.  And this can lead to shock or stroke.

Here are the common aortic aneurysm symptoms:

1. Chest pain
2. Back pain
3. Sweating
4. Fast heart rate and rapid breathing
5.  Dizziness
6. Abdominal pain
7.  Bloating
8. Nausea or lightheadedness
9. Vomiting
10. Rapid breathing/ shortness of breath
11. Fainting
12. Difficulty swallowing
13. Hoarseness
14. Weight loss
15. Bowel obstruction
16. Coughing up blood
17. Recurring gnawing and boring pain

What are the causes of aortic aneurysms?

1. Hereditary/ Genetics

Individuals with a family history are more likely to develop one. And they tend to develop it at a much younger age compared to people who don’t have a familial history of it. And the likelihood of an aneurysm rupture is higher, too.

2. Atherosclerosis

The inflammation of blood vessels caused by the advent of arteritis can lead to swollen aortas and blood clots.

3. Genetic disease

Connective tissue disorders that are inheritable can also factor in the development of aortic aneurysms in the long run.

4. Post-trauma

It will develop when the aortas suffered sudden trauma.

5.  High blood pressure

The irregular blood flow can cause stress on the aortas, which can lead to inflammation and thinning of the inner aortic walls.

6. Mycotic infection

This fungal infection that is associated with immunodeficiency, IV drug abuse, syphilis, and heart valve surgery can also cause them.

AN 627 Pill | Health Guides Daily

This round and white pill imprinted with AN 627 is Tramadol 50 mg. People who suffer from moderate pain or moderately acute pain find that this pill is effective in bringing them relief. People who experience constant pain, and anticipate that it will be with them for a long time, use Tramadol extended-release tablets to relieve their symptoms. Tramadol’s pain relieving ingredients are effective because they alter the way a person senses pain. It is one of the medications classed as an opiate, or narcotic, agonist, so it should be used with caution and recommended by a qualified doctor.

Necessity for Persons with Chronic Pain

Tramadol is very attractive to users because chronic pain is long lasting and drug treatment over such a long time does involve a great expense. Any savings are a benefit to the user, who already has physical pain. This pill helps relieve pocketbook pain as well!

This drug is similar to codeine and can relieve pain as well as offer some psychological relief from pain related depression as a mood elevator. It is different pharmacologically from codeine and morphine, but is used as a drug that can treat pain in a similar fashion to those drugs. It relieves pain from neuralgia also. Other drugs that are also used for pain treatment include Darvon, Levorphanol, and Effexor. All these drugs are used in treating problems of anxiety, phobias, and depression, in addition to chronic pain.

As useful as Tramadol is, it still must be prescribed by a physician and monitored because it is a powerful pain reliever and may be addictive. This is a big problem, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration went so far as to send a warning letter about the possibilities of addiction from Tramadol to Johnson & Johnson in May of 2009. The manufacturer responded by adding warnings to the drug description in the 2010 version of the Physicians Desk Reference. Besides possible addiction to Tramadol use, the manufacturer added that there could be other serious side effects like difficulty breathing. It also is not recommended for use as a substitute for other opiate drugs in treatment programs for addiction problems.

AN 627 Pill (Tramadol) Dosage

The drug is most widely used in a capsule or tablet form. It is available for intravenous or intramuscular injection, as a suppository, and in powder or liquid forms. It has an unpleasantly mild bitter taste and flavoring may be added to liquid forms for oral use. Its metabolized effect takes place in the liver, similar to codeine. A common dose per day ranges from 400 mg to 600 mg, depending upon usage. Typical tablet forms contain 325 mg Tramadol. In other drugs like Ultracet or Ultram ER, doses run from 100 to 300 mg/day. These blended drugs contain warnings to not exceed 300 mg/day due to the content of acetaminophen.

Use AN 627 Pill (Tramadol) in Proper Way

You can order it without prescription, and save money when you make your purchase online. It comes in three different tablet forms. Take the regular tablet or the quickly dissolving orally disintegrating tablet every 4-6 hours when needed. The third form, an extended release tablet, is meant to be taken as close as possible to the same time and in the same manner each day. Whether you take it with or without food, take it the same way every day. It must be swallowed whole because of its extended release feature. Never break, crush or chew a tablet because that could release too much of the drug at once and cause serious health problems. Inhaling the powder from a crushed Tramadol tablet can be fatal. Do not take more than your doctor advises or keep taking it longer than he or she recommends. It is important to follow your doctor’s directions precisely when taking Tramadol. If the medicine’s effectiveness seems to diminish after a time, report that fact to your doctor, and follow his or her advice.

Doctors often start their patients with a low dosage and increase it gradually until they reach the desired strength. It is possible to become addicted to Tramadol, so be careful to follow your doctor’s prescribed methods of taking the drug. When you stop taking the medication, observe your doctor’s advice about tapering off gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

If a patient is taking other strong drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, MAOIs, TCAs, or opiods like oxycodone, Tramadol may not be advisable to use. Consulting with a personal physician is the only and best guide for use of the medicine by these patients. Elderly persons, children and anyone with kidney or liver problems should avoid using Tramadol and consult with their physician about possible problems that could evolve from their use of this drug.

Animals and humans may experience adverse reactions when taking Tramadol. Common symptoms in animals are upset stomach, lower heart rate and constipation. Dosages are, of course, different than human doses. More studies are underway for possible problems of toxicity in cats.

Humans, especially women that are pregnant, should always consult with their physician when taking the pill. Pregnant women are advised to not take this drug due to possible side effects that may cause death of the newborn baby. It is a substance that will pass through the nursing mother’s milk to the baby as well. There may be situations where a nursing mother may receive approval from her physician to take Tramadol while breast feeding, because the excreted dose in mother’s milk is quite reduced. The doctor and patient must determine if potential benefits to using it for pain outweigh any risks to the baby.

AN 627 Pill (Tramadol) Side Effects

Common adverse reactions to Tramadol in humans include vomiting, sweating, nausea, drowsiness, constipation, nervous tremors, anxiety and other problems. Seizures may occur in certain individuals. The medication may be a negative factor in persons taking blood thinners; a physician should always oversee its use. Some dependence and withdrawal problems can develop when taking this medication.

If you take Tramadol and experience breathing difficulty; hives; rash; seizures; blisters; fever; swallowing difficulty; swelling throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, ankles, lower legs, feet or face, call your doctor right away, and follow his or her advice. Some side effects are less severe, but if you experience sleepiness, dizziness, weakness, sleep problems, nausea, diarrhea, appetite loss, headache, dry mouth or flushing that does not go away or seems to be acute, report the symptoms to your doctor. If you have any other abnormal symptoms, report them as well.

Proper storage

Tramadol should not be stored in a bathroom or other place that may have excess humidity or heat. It should be kept at room temperature in a safe place where children cannot reach it.

Precautions

Inform your doctor about any allergies that you may have to cough medicines or other opiate pain medications, morphine, codeine or any of the Tramadol ingredients. Make certain that your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all medications, both prescription and non-prescription, that you take or will take as well as the nutritional supplements, herbal products and vitamins you take. Tell your doctor if you have had any condition that created pressure in your skull, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, lung disease, breathing problems or depression. Inform your doctor if you have ever consumed large quantities of alcoholic beverages or taken street drugs. If you have ever taken more than the recommended amount of prescription drugs, tell your doctor about that as well. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

If you are taking it and schedule a surgical procedure or dental surgery, inform the doctor or dentist about the medication you take.

Tramadol may cause drowsiness or have an effect on your coordination, so refrain from driving and operating machines until after you determine how you will react to the medication.

Overdose

Symptoms of a possible overdose can be muscle weakness, shallow breathing, clammy or cold skin, seizure, fainting, slow heartbeat or excessive drowsiness. If you suspect an overdose of Tramadol, get medical attention immediately because it can be fatal.

If you forget to take a dose of medication, take it as soon as possible after you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the one you missed. Never take an extra dose to make up for a missed one unless they will be spaced far enough apart.

Conclusion

If you need to manage severe pain, see your doctor, and if he or she advises it, order Tramadol and follow the recommended dosages, take it exactly as directed, and be aware of potential side effects. Take all medications in a responsible manner, keeping them away from children as well as from anyone who may be tempted to abuse them.

Note: Tramadol requires a prescription as a controlled substance in many U.S. states and in Canada. As a controlled substance, users should be made aware of exactly how and when to use this medicine, and this information should be provided by a qualified and licensed resource person such as their physician or their pharmacist. Cheap Tramadol may be obtained by ordering from internet pharmacies. It is available under many trade names globally, and often is combined with other drugs like acetaminophen.