Sounds like a good reason to swallow your edible Thieves Mouthwash
A study made big news this week showing that cinnamon and clove show promise for
helping with diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.
DUH! While these guys continue to try and figure out how to homogenize, pasteurize,
crystallize and patent a pill around these findings--and eventually discredit the
natural stuff--you can start enjoying the many health benefits of cinnamon and clove
right now by integrating Thieves products into your life.
The big question for me is if I am going to commit the specifics to memory and add
more complexity and two more pills to my life? I certainly won’t. I’ll
simply continue using my non-deadly toothpaste,
my non-poison mouthwash, my non-Alzheimer’s
deodorant, my soap that’s not made with the fat of roadkill (OK...maybe just
slaughterhouse leftovers), my non-toxic household cleaner
Of course I’m referring to Thieves products which have always contained cinnamon
and clove. Even if we knew nothing of the health benefits shown in this study, we
know these products are having a positive impact on our health simply by eliminating
from our lives the poisons found in the everyday products they replace. (Read the
poison warning labels on standard, store-bought
toothpastes, mouthwashes, deodorants, cleaners, etc.)
Thieves underarm deodorant?! Absolutely! It’s called Dentarome or Dentarome
Plus. That’s right...the toothpastes. It’s super how you can get creative
with products that are completely safe and natural. Before Young Living created the
AromaGuard deodorants, many of us started using the Dentarome toothpastes for this
purpose. And we love it so much that we won’t switch to anything else. If you’d
like to try, put about a half-pea size amount into the palm of your hand and rub into
your armpit. The original Dentarome and Dentarome Plus are the best consistency for
this, although some use the new Ultra and like it too. Warning: Be sure your armpits
are dry first...the heat of the Thieves oil can get pretty intense otherwise.
Side Benefit 1: I travel easier and lighter because I bring my multi-use toothpaste.
Side Benefit 2: The Dentaromes also work well on Poison Ivy. My hands and fingers
are coated with it as I type this. (Yard work last week.)
Side Benefit 3: I swallow my toothpaste and mouthwash after brushing and rinsing.
Again, this is natural stuff that is seriously good for you...no need to spit it down
the drain as we’ve become accustomed to doing with the poison marketed to us
in TV ads. When using the Dentarome toothpastes or the Fresh Essence Mouthwash, swallow
it so it can do its best work from the inside out by creating an unfriendly environment
for candida and, as indicated in this week’s news articles, boost insulin function,
lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. And consider all the sore throats that
never were because the strep bacteria never had a chance to take hold. At the same
time, consider all the sore throats that others have suffered because the TV-marketed
poisons they use create perfect environments for the germs to thrive. Think Dentarome
toothpaste is expensive? When you factor in a doctor visit or two, an antibiotic prescription,
a couple missed-days of work, and multiply that by a few hundred million people, Colgate
becomes a huge drag on the nation’s economy.
Improve your family’s health, IQ,
and financial status--switch to Thieves products!
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DO have a passion for learning about health and wellness and, understanding that teaching
a subject is the best way to learn it, am thankful that you’ve joined with me
on this adventure.
The information shared herein is given by faith in a higher power over that of man.
Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury. Do not
attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural substances such as essential oils
for serious health conditions that require professional attention.
Cinnamon, Cloves May Spice Up Health
By Alan Mozes
Apr 5, 2006
WEDNESDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Help against diabetes and heart disease may
be as close as your kitchen cabinets.
Two new studies suggest that cinnamon and cloves boost insulin function while lowering
cholesterol. The reports were presented Tuesday at the Experimental Biology meeting,
in San Francisco.
One study reinforced previous research indicating that as little as a quarter teaspoon
of cinnamon extract, taken two times a day, can stimulate insulin-like activity while
lowering triglycerides, cholesterol and glucose levels by 10 percent to 30 percent.
And this new research found that the same amount of cinnamon may also alleviate inflammatory
conditions such as arthritis.
The second study revealed that a few grams of cloves per day delivers a similar therapeutic
Either spice might help both pre-diabetic and diabetic patients alike, researchers
"If you can improve insulin function the cholesterol goes down, triglycerides
go down, glucose goes down, and all this goes towards the alleviation of type 2 diabetes,"
said Richard A. Anderson, a research chemist with the nutrient requirements and functions
laboratory at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md.
In the lab, Anderson and his team studied the effect of consuming one to six grams
of cinnamon extract a day. One gram is the equivalent of about a half a teaspoon.
They found that cinnamon increases levels of three important proteins crucial to
promoting normal insulin-signaling processes, a healthy inflammatory response, and
efficient glucose transportation throughout the body.
Human trials are now underway to further understand cinnamon's effect.
The clove study involved 36 men and women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Three groups
of patients consumed either one, two or three grams of cloves for 30 days in capsule
form, while a fourth consumed none of the spice.
At the end of the study, regardless of the amount of cloves consumed, all those who
ingested cloves showed a drop in glucose, triglycerides and LDL ("bad")
cholesterol levels. Blood levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol were not affected
among the clove eaters. Those who did not ingest cloves experienced no changes.
"The people who would benefit the most are those who have impairments in their
blood sugar," said Anderson. "These are the 40 million people with metabolic
syndrome who are pre-diabetic, people with type 2 diabetes, and even the severely
diabetic and the severely overweight -- although they may not benefit as much because
the impairments in their insulin are much, much worse."
Anderson cautioned, however, that consumers should not simply start dousing their
food with cloves and cinnamon. He noted, for example, that cinnamon in powder form
is rendered ineffective by contact with saliva, and its lack of solubility in water
can result in an unwanted build up of the spice in the body.
"But I certainly think there are things people can do," he added. "We
recommend you add cinnamon to your coffee before you grind it, as this eliminates,
in essence, the toxic components of cinnamon. Or you can use cinnamon sticks to make
tea in hot water, which does the same thing. Or you can buy the cinnamon capsules
in the store with the water-soluble extract in the equivalent of 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons
twice a day.
Cathy Nonas, director of the obesity and diabetes program at North General Hospital
in New York City, expressed reserved enthusiasm for the food studies.
She stressed that more large-scale studies need to be conducted to identify the best
way to use the spices, as well as any long-term side effects.
"The findings are terrific," she noted, "but they don't take away
from important food and lifestyle issues -- from the need to do all the difficult
things like make correct food choices and exercise. So this alone is not the solution,
and it's important for people to understand that. Unfortunately, we can't now just
all go out and have cinnamon Danishes and cinnamon ice cream."
Similar article from New Scientist, Nov 23, 2003
Cinnamon spice produces healthier blood
Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in
diabetics, a new study has found. The effect, which can be produced even by soaking
a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood
sugar problem but are unaware of it.
The discovery was initially made by accident, by Richard Anderson at the US Department
of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland.
"We were looking at the effects of common foods on blood sugar," he told
New Scientist. One was the American favourite, apple pie, which is usually spiced
with cinnamon. "We expected it to be bad. But it helped," he says.
Sugars and starches in food are broken down into glucose, which then circulates in
the blood. The hormone insulin makes cells take in the glucose, to be used for energy
or made into fat.
But people with Type 1 diabetes do not produce enough insulin. Those with Type 2
diabetes produce it, but have lost sensitivity to it. Even apparently healthy people,
especially if they are overweight, sedentary or over 25, lose sensitivity to insulin.
Having too much glucose in the blood can cause serious long-term damage to eyes, kidneys,
nerves and other organs.
The active ingredient in cinnamon turned out to be a water-soluble polyphenol compound
called MHCP. In test tube experiments, MHCP mimics insulin, activates its receptor,
and works synergistically with insulin in cells.
To see if it would work in people, Alam Khan, who was a postdoctoral fellow in Anderson's
lab, organised a study in Pakistan. Volunteers with Type 2 diabetes were given one,
three or six grams of cinnamon powder a day, in capsules after meals.
All responded within weeks, with blood sugar levels that were on average 20 per cent
lower than a control group. Some even achieved normal blood sugar levels. Tellingly,
blood sugar started creeping up again after the diabetics stopped taking cinnamon.
The cinnamon has additional benefits. In the volunteers, it lowered blood levels
of fats and "bad" cholesterol, which are also partly controlled by insulin.
And in test tube experiments it neutralised free radicals, damaging chemicals which
are elevated in diabetics.