First up, a short article from Medical Medium Anthony Williams about the benefits of chicory (Who knew?! I was only familiar with it as a coffee substitute.) Then, a couple of free health-related resources, including a movie I highly recommend watching……
Chicory is a nutrient rich plant whose flowers, green leaves, and roots have been used for thousands of years to help heal numerous health conditions such as heartburn, jaundice, digestive disorders, liver disease, neurological disorders, and rheumatic conditions such as gout.
Roasted chicory root smells and tastes like coffee but has none of the harmful effects of caffeine and instead has several health promoting benefits such as helping to alkalize the stomach and aid in digestion and assimilation. Chicory root contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties which is highly beneficial for both the immune system and the nervous system.
It is well known to help aid in purifying the liver and in cleansing the blood as well as help the body resist gall stones, kidney stones, and liver stones. Chicory also provides a soluble fiber known as inulin which can help to control blood sugar levels as well as feed the good digestive flora in the intestines which can help to prevent constipation and even colon cancer.
The inulin in chicory is also known to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood. Chicory is excellent for fighting parasites and worms present in the intestines. Chicory also works as a gentle diuretic which can aid in removing excess water retention, swelling, and bloating from the body. Chicory is known to help the body digest fatty foods better and help to flush toxins out of the digestive tract.
Chicory leaves and flowers can be consumed in a salad and are a good source of potassium, fiber, iron, calcium, niacin, and vitamins C & A. Roasted chicory root can be found as a coffee-substitute online or at your local health food store. Fresh chicory leaves and flowers can often be found in the produce section next to the lettuce and leafy greens in your local health food store
I would be interested to know if any of you readers have tried chicory as a coffee substitute, or if you’ve used it as part of your health regime in some way. Anyone have any personal experiences to share?
Also, I watched a documentary last night that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in alternative health and increased well-being. It’s titled That Vitamin Movie and the sign-up page says it’s only free viewing through the 14th, but I didn’t find out about it until yesterday and was still able to watch for free. So I’m hoping they will continue to extend the viewing period so that more people will have a chance to check it out……
This documentary focuses on using natural substances and supplements for a variety of health issues. It includes some amazing stories of how “simple” things like Vitamin D and Vitamin C (both of which I’ve featured in previous posts), when given in therapeutic doses, can bring about almost miraculous recoveries.
It also talks about how the mainstream medical profession is sorely lacking in education about the benefits of proper nutrition and supplementation, and how and why the pharmaceutical companies contribute to this unfortunate situation.
You can sign up for the movie at: https://thatvitaminmovie.com/
And Nick Ortner of The Tapping Solution is offering several free webinars to help get 2016 off to a good start. If you are unfamiliar with using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to address physical, mental and emotional issues, now’s your chance to find out more and get some practice….
1. Financial Success and Personal Fulfillment: If you’ve struggled either to make the money you want, or to feel deeply fulfilled and passionate about what you do (or both!), then this webinar is for you:2. Weight Loss and Body Confidence: January is so often about dropping those extra pounds and feeling strong and confident in your body again (or for the first time!). Most approaches simply fail because they don’t address the core issues. So beyond whatever workout or nutrition plan you’re on, explore how to use Tapping to create change at the deepest levels:3. Reducing and Releasing Chronic Pain: If you’re in any sort of physical pain, New Year’s resolutions can seem like a little bit of a joke. “How can I do all these amazing things I want to do, when I’m hurting so much and so often?” Tapping has proven to be extraordinarily effective at releasing physical pain, and this webinar will help you do just that:
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.