What Can Vitamin B Do For Your Health?

What Can Vitamin B Do For Your Health?
Author: Alex Newell

Vitamin B is found in whole grains and beans and green leafy vegetables. Possibly for this reason most people may well benefit from an increased intake of vitamin B because whole grains and greens are rarely consumed except by health nuts like me.

In addition Vitamin B is water soluble and what this means for us is that we need a new supply of the vitamin every day.

What we call vitamin B actually consists of many separate vitamins which when they were discovered were called Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and so on. In addition there are what we call unofficial members of this team of vitamins such as biotin, choline and folic acid.

And what I have called a team of vitamins has the official name of B Complex.

Having introduced vitamin B, now we can look at what this group of B complex vitamins does in the body.

Healthy Skin

B vitamins were discovered by finding that both people and laboratory animals get healthier skin when certain unknown substances were included in their diet. Serious diseases such as Beriberi and Pellagra are cured when vitamin B is present in sufficient amounts.

And while there are other nutrients such as omega 3 oils, vitamin C and silica that contribute, the B vitamins are vital.

Enough Energy

Most people complain about not having enough energy. While some of this may well derive from a hectic lifestyle if the amount of vitamin B in your diet is insufficient you may well feel too tired for your tasks. Vitamin B works with the carbohydrates in your food to get the most energy it can for each and every cell in your body – whether in your brain or muscles or organs.

Too Much Stress?

Hinted at previously, we feel too much stress when we feel we have insufficient resources of nervous energy and attention to meet our goals. Some of the stress is from low levels of B complex in the diet and that we can fix easily. And some of it may well be insufficient sleep and a demanding job which is a lot harder to fix but boosting our B complex can certainly help at work.

PMS Stress

There are different types of premenstrual tension and vitamin B helps with all of them. The official advice often has insufficient levels for our needs and we may need to take not 10 mg but 50 mg daily and perhaps 200 mg for a while when the demands on us increase or just for a few days each month. Other nutrients help too and especially magnesium which is a powerful way to deepen our relaxation and sleep.

Heart Health and Disease

This is the biggest benefit we can get from the B vitamins. Research from the 1950s onwards has misinterpreted data to mean that we get heart and arterial disease just by eating foods that have too much fat in them.

This notion was easy to understand and strong attempts were made to follow low fat diets. All to no avail, because all the fad diets in the world will not repair a faulty diagnosis.

The basic problem is not too much fat, it is too much of a toxic amino acid called homocysteine.

The chemistry of all this is so complicated that it took decades to figure out but a Doctor called Kilmer McCully did so and was able to deal with the homocysteine in the bloodstream by using a combination of 3 of the B vitamins.

The biggest health issue for millions of people is not their cholesterol but that they do not get enough vitamin B for their body to deal with homocysteine in a healthy way.

Because we lack B complex the homocysteine circulates in the bloodstream and damages the inner surface of the arteries. This homocysteine damage causes cholesterol to pile up and for your blood pressure to rise too.

Getting the right B vitamins short circuits all this and together with a heart friendly diet can even reverse the blockage in arteries that have been damaged decades previously.

We need to design foods rich in the B vitamins into our daily diet. Whole grains and green leafy vegetables and wheat germ are a good start. Most people may well need the extra amounts found in high quality vitamin supplements due simply to their lifestyle demanding more. Even our own individual biochemistry may need higher levels of intake.

The Official advice laid down by governments is well meaning but often decades out of date. The levels we actually need are best found out by individual consultations with a nutritionally aware health professional. Doing so may well be life changing.

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About the Author

Nature and science have always been my twin passions. First I trained in Physics and afterwards trained and qualified in Natureopathy. Natural remedies work with the body helping it to heal. Helping people learn about this is a major part of my life. You can learn more about the power healthy diets and nutrients have to boost your health at my health and detox blog. and I welcome questions about these topics.

How To Overcome The Force Of Giving Up Today

How To Overcome The Force Of Giving Up Today
Author: Ngozi Nwoke

Are you feeling like giving up on that assignment, business, career or relationship? The feeling to quit can be so strong and frustrating; it occupies your whole mind and affects your reasoning. And you think that if you throw in the towel, you will have peace. I can well assure you that quitting is not the solution. This article tells you how to overcome the force of giving up the good.

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ – Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force – Matthew 11:12 (NKJV)

Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men – Proverbs 22:29 (AMP)

Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it – Habakkuk 2:2 (NKJV)

For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry – Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV)

The feeling to give up most of the time comes when you are starting something newly or you are facing challenges. You need to understand that this is normal. The enemy will always test your faith, strength and courage. The bible says that if you fail in the day of adversity your strength is small – Proverbs 24:10

God understood this and kept telling Joshua to be strong and courageous – Joshua 1:6-9. There are giants on the way to the Promised Land. You must see that you are well able to overcome the giants – Numbers 13:30.

How to overcome the force of giving up

 1.   Confirm the will of God concerning the issue

This is the first step to take. What God has not sanctioned He will not back up. Seek God’s face and be sure you are running on your own lane. If it is of God, relax because you will succeed even if there is a delay. Remember, if God be for you who can be against you – Romans 8:31.

But if you are doing the wrong thing, you need to make a U-turn. As a wise man said, no matter how long you have been on the wrong path, anytime you discover it, just make U-turn.  If you continue then you have signed for unending challenges and frustration, no matter your efforts.

When you are sure of God’s backing, the strength and courage to continue come alive. You will be able to face all oppositions and you won’t be swayed by other people’s opinions.  But the zeal of the Lord upon you will do it.

Now, there is an exception – if you are married, God can’t tell you to quit your marriage. It is till death do you part – Matthew 19:6, Malachi 2:14. That is why you must make sure of God’s will concerning the person before you walk down the aisle – 2 Corinthians 6:14. Courtship can be broken but not marriage.

 2.   The book of the Law must not depart from your mouth

The word of God in your mouth is a great motivator. Life and death are in the power of the tongue – Proverbs 18:21. When you use it well you receive life and vice versa. Again God has given you a mouth and a wisdom which your enemies cannot resist – Luke 21:15.

As you keep declaring God’s word, the force of giving up will give way to the force of the word. It builds up your faith and you will be assured that that assignment, career or business will surely work.

God told Joshua not to allow the book of the law to depart from his mouth but he should meditate on it, then will he prosper and have good success – Joshua 1:8. I presume you want good success? Then you need to meditate on God’s word.

 3.   Take clear and calculated steps.

Planning and planning and taking no steps can be very frustrating. What you never do remains undone. If you do little or nothing but expecting great success, then you must be fooling yourself. There is profit in labor – Proverbs 14:23

When you have put in your best then God will bless the work of your hands – Deuteronomy 28:12. When He sees no work He will bless nothing. And He will bless according to your works. Remember faith without works is dead – James 2:17. So ask yourself if you have put in your best.

May be there are limitations hindering you from taking steps you would want to take, ask God to remove them.

4.   You must apply the force of pursuit

You need to pursue your vision. In Habakkuk 2:2, God expects you to run with your vision and not crawl. When you crawl you give room for discouragement.

 5.   Equip yourself with the relevant knowledge.

People are destroyed for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6. When you don’t have enough knowledge about an issue, you will struggle with it and you won’t make wise decisions concerning it. Load yourself with information; find out how those who succeeded did it. Really there is nothing new under the sun – Ecclesiastes 1:9.

6.   Diligence is required

A man who is diligent in his business will stand before kings and not before obscure men – Proverbs 22:29. Diligence will take you places. It will surely take some efforts from your part, but it delivers handsome rewards. When you are diligent, your mind will be occupied with your work and you won’t have room for give up thoughts.

 7.   Encourage yourself

Truly, some challenges may come and you will feel discouraged, but you need to encourage yourself in the Lord.

King David faced a big challenge one time. His family and his men’s family were captured and his men wanted to stone him. He encouraged himself and then had a free mind to ask God for the way forward – 1 Samuel 30:6-8

.The word of God is the perfect instrument to use in encouraging yourself. Search out the relevant scriptures and meditate on them. I tell you, your spirit will be lifted up.

8.   You take your success by force

The enemy will not fold his hands and see you fly into success. He will certainly put obstacles on your way, so expect them. But you can take your success by force. You need to violently take your victory – Matthew 11:12. The enemy is not gentle at all so you must not be with him at all.

Now, the word of God tells you what belongs to you and when you equip yourself with the knowledge, you can violently tell the enemy to take his hands of your inheritance. But if you don’t know, you will just be crying and pitying yourself. That will give room to the force of giving up.

 9.   Hold unto testimonies

Testimonies are powerful tools for overcoming the idea to quit. When you remember how God solved a case like yours for someone else, your spirit will come alive. The thoughts to give up will disappear. This is because God is not partial, what He did for one He will do for another.

Testimonies are prophesies and they must be fulfilled, even in your life.  We overcome by the words of our testimonies – Revelation 12:11. Anytime youeng age testimonies you engage God. King David understood this principle and he engaged it when he faced Goliath. He said God who delivered me from the hands of bears and lions will deliver you into my hands. And God did!

10.Engage the force of praise and thanksgiving.

Make praise and thanksgiving a lifestyle and you will see God working for you. Thank Him for everything He does for you and you will see Him do more. Praise Him for who He is and you will see Him fight all your battles.

Why is praise and thanksgiving so powerful? It is because praise is what God cannot give Himself and so anyone that does is dear to Him. He inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3) and He comes with all His blessings. So praise God continually and you will have no reason to give up.

In conclusion, no matter the feeling to give up, you can overcome it with the help of God.


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Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher and a counselor. She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God’s love and christian living for more fulfilling life. Want more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.com

40 Reasons Wheat Grass is amazing!

1- Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.

2- Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element.

3- Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.

4- Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.

5- Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll.  The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.

6- Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.

7- Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy.

8- Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development  of unfriendly bacteria.

9- Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream.  Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction.  The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red cell count.

10- Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility.  (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)

11- Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.

12- Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.

13- Dr. Ann Wigmore and institutes based on her teachings has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.

14- Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.

15- Wheatgrass Juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery, and so forth.

16- Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.

17- Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.

18- Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.

19- Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.

20- In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.

21 Wheatgrass Juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months.  The diet must be improved at the same time.

22- Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.
23- A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay.

24- Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches.  It pulls poisons from the gums.

25- Gargle Wheat grass Juice for a sore throat.

26- Drink Wheatgrass Juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.

27- Wheat grass Juice keeps the hair from graying.

28- Pyorrhea of the mouth: lay pulp of wheatgrass soaked in juice on diseased area in mouth or chew wheat grass, spitting out the pulp.

29- By taking Wheat grass Juice, one may feel a difference in strength, endurance, health, and spirituality, and experience a sense of well-being.

30- Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.

31- Wheat grass juice is high in enzymes.

32- Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes.  Rinse off with cold water.

33- Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls.  The implants also heal and cleanse the internal organs.  After an enema, wait 20 minutes, then implant 4 ounces of wheatgrass juice.  Retain for 20 minutes.

34- Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open.  It is high in magnesium.

35- Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll “concentrated sun power.” He said, “chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs.”

36- According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll (wheatgrass) as a body cleanser, rebuilder, and neutralizer of toxins.

37- Wheat grass juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses.  The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.

38- Wheatgrass Juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.

39- Wheat grass Juice can remove heavy metals from the body.

40- Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.

Benefits of Raw Virgin Coconut Oil

Benefits of Raw Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains absolutely no trans fats. Although many people mistakenly believe coconut oil is dangerous to health due to its saturated fat content, close to two-thirds of its saturated fat is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are actually health promoting and they are antimicrobial, easily digested for quick energy, and beneficial to the immune system.

The popular misconceptions about coconut oil can be traced to some decades-old flawed studies, some of which used hydrogenated (chemically altered, unnatural) coconut oils, and to misleading advertising campaigns generated by the edible oil industry. The industry instead promoted polyunsaturated fats (such as canola, soybean, safflower. and corn), which easily go rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce harmful free radicals in our bodies. Coconut oil was falsely accused of leading to coronary heart disease, a myth that has been refuted by a large body of research showing that consumption of natural coconut oil is beneficial to health, including cardiovascular health.

Traditional wisdom also supports the regular use of coconut oil. It has been used as a traditional food by the Polynesians since ancient times, and they have among the lowest rates of heart disease in the world.

Some of the health benefits of consuming coconut oil include:

• Promotes weight loss and helps maintain healthy body weight
• Reduces the risk of heart disease
• Supports thyroid function
• Increases metabolism and energy
• Prevents bacterial, viral, and fungal infections
• Helps control diabetes and chronic fatigue
• Improves digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease and IBS
• Protects against alcohol damage to the liver
• Rejuvenates skin and prevents wrinkles

Lauric acid, known for its antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal functions, makes up about 50% of the fatty acid in coconut fat. In the body, it is converted to monolaurin, a powerful monoglyceride that destroys lipid-coated viruses (such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, and influenza) as well as pathogenic bacteria including helicobacter pylori and listeria monocytogenes.

Coconut oil can vary widely in both quality and effectiveness. Most commercial coconut oils are refined, bleached, and deodorized, and many are made from “copra,” or dried coconut meat. Some are even hydrogenated. Others that are called “cold-pressed” still are fermented or heated to remove water, and in the process they lose the natural vitamin E and tocopherols needed for stability and protection against rancidity.

So look for coconut oil that is a virgin, cold-pressed, vitamin E rich, “biologically pure” one that is identical to unextracted oil from coconuts.  To make virgin coconut oil, fresh coconut meat is grated and expeller-pressed to produce coconut milk, which is then centrifuged to separate it into solid components, oil, and water with no heating, refining, bleaching, or deodorizing.

The Blood Of Jesus-Receipt For Your Redemption

The Blood Of Jesus-Receipt For Your Redemption
Author: Ngozi Nwoke

Are you losing in your battles with the enemy? What do you have to show for your redemption? I have good news for you – the blood of Jesus is your receipt for your redemption! It is what you present to claim your goods from the enemy. This article gives the virtues of the blood covenant and how you can use it to overcome satan.

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood – Acts 20:28 (KJV, emphasis mine)

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace – Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death – Revelations 12:11 (KJV)

Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing – Revelations 5:12 (KJV)

The blood of Jesus shed on the cross is the seal of our redemption and victory over the enemy. The blood of the covenant reconciled us back to God (Colossians 1:20) and restored all that the enemy stole from us. If the princes of this world knew the plan of God concerning Christ’s blood, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory – 1 Corinthians 2:8

The virtues of Christ’s blood

  1. Redemption – Christ redeemed you by His shed blood – Ephesians 1:7. Adam, the first man, sold us to the devil when he disobeyed God and obey the devil. And since then, humanity entered into bondage under the control of the enemy – Galatians 5:1. But Jesus, by His shed blood on the cross purchased you back. Also, your sins were forgiven and forgotten by God according to the riches of His grace – Jeremiah 31:34
  2. Sanctification - The blood of the covenant sanctified you – Hebrews 10:29. It made you pure and free from sin. You became new creature in Christ, old things were passed away and now all things have become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17. You stand before God as though you had not sinned by the blood of Jesus.

  3. Justification - You were justified by the blood of Jesus Christ – Romans 5:9. You were let off the hook of the enemy and shown to be right by His blood. Christ, who knew no sin, became sin for you that you might be made the righteousness of God in Him – 2 Corinthians 5:21

  4. Reconciliation – The Lord’s blood reconciled you back to God. In Christ Jesus you who were far off were made near by the blood of Christ – Ephesians 2:13. Now, you are part of God’s family, no more a dog outside the gate. The relationship you lost by Adam’s action, Christ restored by His blood. Now, you can call God, ‘Abba Father’ – Romans 8:15

  5. Conscience purging - Through His blood your conscience is purged from dead works to serve the living God – Hebrews 9:14. Your wrong way of life is transformed and you are empowered to obey God with a clean conscience.

  6. Access to God’s presence - you can boldly enter into the presence of God by the blood of Jesus – Hebrews 10:19. As a child of God you have free access to the Heavenly Father, not as a beggar or a stranger, by the blood of Jesus.

  7. Deliverance - By the blood of the covenant, you were sent forth out of the prison or pit of the enemy – Zechariah 9:11. Whatever bondage you may be in, you have been set free by the blood of Jesus.

  8. Exceeding grace - The blood covenant affords you awesome favour of God. It speaks better things than the blood of Abel – Hebrews 12:24. All that Jesus received when He was slain have been made available to you: power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour, glory and blessings – Revelations 5:12. By His blood, you are given the grace to partake and enjoy them.

  9. Victory - You overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb (Christ) and by the word of your testimony – Revelations 12:11. Victory is guaranteed by the blood of Jesus. It is a weapon that the enemy cannot stand nor defeat.

  10. Proof of God’s love - God, for the love He has for you and me, gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life – John 3:16. He allowed the blood of His son Jesus to be shed on the cross (the most shameful death then) for sinners, for while we were yet sinners Christ died for us – Romans 5:8

Therefore, an understanding of what is in the blood of the lamb and application of it makes you a perpetual triumphant Christian. The blood of Jesus is the receipt of redemption you show to collect all the blessings of redemption.

You don’t have to suffer that shame and reproach, sickness and disease, lack and want anymore because Christ has paid for the glory and honour, Strength and total health, riches and power, wisdom and blessings in their place. Nobody pays for his goods twice. Christ has paid once with His blood (Acts 20:28), you need not pay again.

In conclusion, you need to understand what Jesus did on the cross, build up your faith in the power of His blood (Romans 3:25) and use it in faith. When you are confronted by the forces of darkness, present the blood of Jesus and they will flee. By the blood of Jesus take back what belongs to you; by the blood of Jesus receive your inheritance in Christ in Jesus name.

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Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher and a counselor. She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God’s love and christian living for more fulfilling life. Want more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.com