Spice Proven to Speed Metabolism, Fight Cancer

by Michelle Schoffro Cook

Turmeric is not just for curries anymore. New research by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found the key ingredient in the spice turmeric, curcumin, enhances the activity of the cells’ energy centers to speed metabolism. Given overweight and obesity rates, which are at an all-time high, this new information offers assistance to the millions of people trying to lose weight.

This information follows a lengthy list of other studies showing curcumin’s ability to prevent or delay cancer, prevent and even improve Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, heal heart disease, arthritis, and depression.

Of course you can still enjoy turmeric (fresh or powdered) in curries, but don’t hold back with this spice. Add it to soups, stews, and salad dressings too. The USDA study found that supplementing with 300 to 500 mg of curcuminoids (the collective name for the active ingredients in turmeric) worked best for boosting metabolism.

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The Wiccan Stone Daily Update

The Wiccan Stone Daily Update

For Thursday March 9, 2003

Recommended Stones for today:
Rhodonite and Onyx

 
Rhodonite: Rhodonite promotes the oxygen flow in the lungs and protects the bronchial tubes and is an excellent stone against Parkinson’s disease, eases changes, against depression, stimulates hearing, bones and lungs, against fear and for self respect. The stone eases pains caused by cramps, irritability without a specific reason, enhances the memory. Rhodonite stimulates personal development and personal insight. In magick this stone is used because of its peaceful vibrations and to see things in perspective.
 
Onyx: Onyx is a powerful grounding stone. Against accidents, deafness and ringing ears, promotes hearing, listening and concentration, makes one serious and strengthens ones sense of reality. Against skin disorders, suppurating wounds, heart disease, strengthens the eyes, the hair, skin, gives the skin a positive glow, gives perseverance, against blocked circulation and for heart, stomach, spleen, nerves, kidneys and weather sensitivity, against sadness and negativity, against high blood pressure, weak heart. Promotes a good energy flow in the body, against respiratory illnesses especially tuberculosis. Promotes seriousness, gives meekness and perseverance, controls passion and calms. Onyx is a protection stone, it protects against negative influences, but also against astral attacks and all negativity. This stone suppresses sexual impulses, for most people this is not a good idea, because sex is a natural release and part of life. But for those whose sexual impulses are too strong this stone is suitable. Sexual impulses can be brought on by stones like i.e: Diamond, a small Diamond set in Onyx symbolizes the control over ones sexual nature.

The Colour Yellow: Yellow is the colour that is connected to the Solar Plexus, it is a protective colour, but also the symbol of warmth, joy and wisdom. In colour therapy the colour yellow is used to stimulate the brain, break through mental blockages, yellow is a laxative and diuretic. It is used in case of depression, diabetes, impotence, bladder problems, diseases of the kidneys, gallbladder and liver . This colour gives one courage and self confidence. In magick yellow is used for divination, attraction, astral projection and to enhance spiritual wisdom and power.

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