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“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~Hippocrates









As adults, many of us have stopped listening to the energetic messages that hold important cues for what we need at any given moment, often not hearing what our body is saying until it “shouts” louder… and discomfort turns into illness.

By tuning in to your own energetic vocabulary, you can tap into your innate healing and creative capabilities.

Learning to communicate with your body in this way is the key to true healing, according to medical intuitive Ellen Meredith. It’s how you unite your three selves — body, mind, and spirit — which are constantly communicating just under the surface of your awareness to collaborate in your healing. When you’re fluent in the language of your body, you’re speaking energy, says Ellen, an Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner (EEM-AP)…

… because speaking energy enables you to sense subtle energies, shift patterns, and activate your body’s miraculous ability to heal.

You’ll discover how this fluency allows you to create your own energy medicine unique to your specific needs to address physical, emotional, or spiritual challenges — from autoimmune disorders and chronic diseases to depression, anxiety, insomnia, and loss of purpose.

You can register here for Activate Your Body’s Miraculous Healing Abilities Using the Language of Energy.

During this self-empowering hour with Ellen, you’ll discover:

* Energy medicine exercises to calm reactivity, reset your energies, and feel grounded in your deeper purpose 
* Techniques to shift your perspective from chemical to energetic to activate your natural abilities to heal and thrive
* A guided practice to help you identify where your body is asking for attention and offering you gifts
* How to use the language of energy to communicate with your body and use its wisdom to guide self-healing
* Energy communication tools to support your body, mind, and spirit — and strengthen your resilience when navigating challenges

By learning to use and interpret a rich vocabulary of gesture, sound, imagery, movement, and rhythm, you can allow your built-in guidance system to show you what you need — moment to moment. You can then respond to your symptoms with energetic practices that can shift the pain and imbalance, and provide you with deeper understanding. 

As Ellen affirms, no one knows your body, mind, and spirit better than you do —  and by exploring how to use energy dialogue, you can practice becoming your own energy medicine healer.

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In Activate Your Body’s Miraculous Healing Abilities Using the Language of Energy with Ellen Meredith… you’ll discover how to speak energy — a healing way of communicating with your body’s own language — to identify its needs and activate your miraculous ability to heal.. 

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By Medical News Today

Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of trees of the Cinnamomum family. It is native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia.

People have used cinnamon since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where they regarded it highly. In medieval times, doctors used it to treat conditions such as coughing, arthritis, and sore throats. It is now the second most popular spice, after black pepper, in the United States and Europe.

As a spice, cinnamon is available in powder form or whole, as pieces of bark. People can also use cinnamon essential oil and supplements.

There are two main types of cinnamon: cassia and Ceylon. The two have different nutritional profiles.

Some studies have suggested that the compounds in cinnamon have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties, and that they might offer protection from cancer and cardiovascular disease, among other conditions. However, more evidence is needed to confirm cinnamon’s benefits.

This article will look at the alleged health benefits of different types of cinnamon and how to include them in the diet.


Scientists have found evidence of some possible health benefits of cinnamon. These include:

Improving fungal infections

Cinnamon oil may help treat some types of fungal infections.

A 2016 laboratory study found that cinnamon oil was effective against a type of Candida that affects the bloodstream. This may be due to its antimicrobial properties.

If further research confirms these findings, cinnamon oil could play a role in treating this type of infection.

Influencing blood sugar levels

Animal studies have shown that cassia cinnamon may reduce blood sugar levels, according to a 2015 review.

The review also noted that after 60 people with type 2 diabetes consumed up to 6 grams (g) of cinnamon per day for between 40 days and 4 months, they had lower serum glucose, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and total cholesterol.

However, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a 2012 review concluded that cinnamon does not help lower levels of glucose or glycosylated hemoglobin A1c — which are long-term measures of blood glucose control — in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Another small study looked at the impact of cinnamon, calcium, and zinc on blood pressure management in people with type 2 diabetes. The results did not show that this treatment had any impact.

Preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Some animal studies have suggested that cinnamon may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

According to researchers, an extract present in cinnamon bark, called CEppt, contains properties that may prevent symptoms from developing.

Mice who received the extract experienced a decrease in features of Alzheimer’s, such as amyloid plaques, and improvements in their ability to think and reason.

If further research confirms its effectiveness, this extract — but not necessarily whole cinnamon — may be useful in developing therapies for Alzheimer’s.

Protecting against HIV

In 2000, a study of extracts of Indian medicinal plants found that cinnamon may help protect against HIV. Scientists tested 69 extracts in a laboratory. Cinnamomum cassia, or cinnamon bark, and Cardiospermum helicacabum, which is the cinnamon shoot and fruit, were most effective in reducing HIV activity.

In a 2016 laboratory study , scientists found that an extract from cinnamon showed anti-HIV activity.

This does not mean that foods containing cinnamon can treat or prevent HIV, but cinnamon extracts could one day become a part of HIV therapy.

Preventing multiple sclerosis

Experts have tested cinnamon for activity against multiple sclerosis (MS).

In one study , researchers gave mice a mixture of cinnamon powder and water and ran some tests. It appeared that cinnamon could have an anti-inflammatory effect on the central nervous system, including parts of the brain.

Studies have also suggested that cinnamon may protect regulatory T cells, or “Tregs,” which regulate immune responses.

People with MS appear to have lower levels of Tregs than people without the condition. In mouse studies , cinnamon treatment has prevented the loss of certain proteins specific to Tregs.

Scientists have also found that cinnamon treatment restored myelin levels in mice with MS. MS occurs when the myelin coating on nerve cells becomes damaged.

The NCCIHTrusted Source are supporting more research into how cinnamon may help treat MS.

In this article, get some diet tips for people with MS.

Lowering the effects of high fat meals

In 2011, researchers concluded that diets rich in “antioxidant spices,” including cinnamon, may help reduce the body’s negative response to eating high fat meals.

Six people consumed dishes containing 14 g of a spice blend. Blood tests showed that antioxidant activity increased by 13%, insulin response fell by 21%, and triglycerides fell by 31%.

Treating and healing chronic wounds

Research from 2015 says that scientists have found a way to package antimicrobial compounds from peppermint and cinnamon into tiny capsules that can both kill bacterial biofilms and actively promote healing.

In this way, peppermint and cinnamon could become part of a medicine for treating infected wounds.

Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease

Various compounds in cinnamon may benefit the cardiovascular system. Cinnemaldehyde, for example, lowered blood pressure in an animal study.

In a 2014 study , rats that received long-term treatment involving cinnamon and aerobic training had better heart function than those that did not.

Preventing cancer

The authors of one article note that cinnamaldehydes may have antitumor and anticancer properties.

In the study, scientists treated mice with cancer using an extract of cinnamon and cardamom. Tests found lower levels of oxidative stress in the melanoma cells of the mice that received the treatment.

Other benefits

Some people use cinnamon supplements to treat digestive issues, diabetes, loss of appetite, and other conditions. It also plays a role in traditional medicine for treating bronchitis.

However, according to the NCCIH, “Studies done in people don’t support using cinnamon for any health condition.”


According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon weighing 2.6 g contains:

energy: 6.42 calories, carbohydrates: 2.1 g, calcium: 26.1 milligrams (mg), iron: 0.21 mg, magnesium: 1.56 mg, phosphorus: 1.66 mg, potassium: 11.2 mg, vitamin A: 0.39 micrograms,

It also contains traces of vitamins B and K and the antioxidants choline, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

Antioxidants can reduce oxidative stress and may help prevent cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many other conditions.

In food, people usually eat only a small amount of cinnamon. Therefore, the nutrients it contains will not play a significant role in the diet.


Cinnamon is the bark of a tree. People can put small pieces of bark in stews, desserts, and other dishes, or they can use ground cinnamon, for example, in cakes or on buns.

There are two main types of cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) and cassia, or Chinese, cinnamon (Cinnamomum aromaticum).

Ceylon cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka. Some people call it “true cinnamon.” Cassia cinnamon, on the other hand, originates from southern China. Cassia is cheaper than Ceylon cinnamon.

Ceylon cinnamon is very expensive, so most foods in the U.S. — including sticky buns and breads — contain the cheaper cassia cinnamon.

Dietary tips

People can use cinnamon in sweet or savory dishes. Cinnamon’s distinctive fragrance is a result of the cinnamaldehyde it contains.

To add cinnamon to the diet: Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon over oatmeal to replace sugar. Add cinnamon to cakes, cookies, breads, and applesauce. Top a waffle with cinnamon and apple for a low sugar treat.

Side effects

In the short term, consuming moderate amounts of cinnamon as a spice or as a supplement seems to be safe for most people. However, cinnamon contains coumarin. This is a natural flavoring, but it also plays a role in creating warfarin, the common blood-thinning drug.

Consuming too much coumarin can lead to liver damage and affect coagulation. Therefore, people should speak to their doctor before adding cinnamon or cassia to their diet if they:

take anticoagulants or other drugs, have diabetes, have a liver condition.

Cassia cinnamon powder, a common ingredient in foods in the U.S., contains more coumarin than Ceylon cinnamon powder. A German study from 2010 found that coumarin content varies widely, even in samples of cinnamon from the same tree. Cassia cinnamon was particularly high in coumarin.

People should never use cinnamon in any form as a full replacement for medical treatments for health conditions. Cinnamon is available as a supplement, as well as a spice. Supplements may have an impact on health and disease. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not regulate supplements, so there might be concerns about quality, purity, and strength. People should always ask their doctor before using supplements.

By Michelle Toole

It’s no secret that the majority of the media we see is airbrushed, edited and just plain fake. So why has botox become more and more popular? Rather than adjust our expectations of how real human beings look (and for the record… they’re beautiful!) we’ve actually become more devoted to reaching an unattainable perfection.

Remember when botox used to be something we speculated about when discussing celebrities or the rich and famous? Well today, botox has become as casual as going to the dentist! It’s about time someone shared some effective and safe botox alternatives!

What is Botox?

What is generally referred to as “botox” is actually a short form for botulinum toxin, which is a substance used in this popular cosmetic procedure. Extremely diluted doses of botulinum toxin are mixed with sodium chloride and injected into the trouble areas of the patient. Generally used to stunt our natural aging process, botox will prevent muscles from receiving signals from nerve cells, thus paralyzing the muscles.

If this doesn’t scare you away from botox, maybe this will… Botulinum toxin is one of the most deadly, poisonous substances known in the world right now, however at small doses it can work effectively in merely paralyzing our muscles. Doesn’t sound very safe does it?

Rather than expose yourself to a potentially harmful procedure with countless side effects, test these all-natural botox alternatives instead!

Natural, Safe Botox Alternatives

1. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

Using products with citric acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid will help remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of new, healthy cells. This will keep your skin looking moisturized and young because new cells will create a firm, more resilient layer of skin.

If you use these products regularly, they can also help treat the look of aged, and sun damaged skin. Not to mention, products with alpha hydroxy acids are also significantly cheaper than going to regular botox treatments!

2. Omnilux Light Therapy

This particular treatment came about accidentally, but has been proven to rejuvenate your skin and trigger natural healing processes. Originally this light therapy was used to activate medication designed to fight skin cancer.

Once this treatment was in use for cancer patients, it was discovered that the skin in close proximity to the cancerous lesion was looking younger and firmer. Not only is this treatment safer than other pulse light therapies, it continues to work months after the procedure.

3. Coenzyme Q10

This supplement will help fight aging and skin damage brought on by sun exposure. The coenzymes are antioxidants and energy boosters for your skin and they help to replace dead skin cells with new, strong skin cells.

Your body produces CoQ10 on its own in order to help in natural healing processes, so supplementing an additional dose of these coenzymes will only give your body a healing boost.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can be taken topically or orally and it can help hydrate your skin, which is essential in achieving a younger, brighter complexion and avoiding wrinkles. This delicious oil also aids in the rebuilding of damaged connective tissue cells. It is believed that damaged connective tissues is one of the main causes of age lines and wrinkles.

5. Aloe Vera

Organic and pure aloe vera is the most potent hydroxy acid source in nature! Incorporating a natural lotion that contains aloe vera (and no alcohol) will impact the look of your skin significantly.

About the Author: Michelle Toole is the founder and head editor of Healthy Holistic Living.


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