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Saturday, October 19, 2019

I've found four new extracts that I thought were interesting and researched further. Thought I'd share here and in upcoming blogs. Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, when I post quotes, studies, info, etc., it doesn't mean I agree or believe it. I just like to read the diverse opinions and discussion they elicit from those who respond to my blog.

Astragalus (https://draxe.com/nutrition/a
stragalus/) Acts as an Anti-Inflammatory. Inflammation is at the root of most diseases.
Boosts the Immune System. In terms of reputation, boosting the immune system is astragalus’ claim...
Slows or Prevents the Growth of Tumors.
Protects the Cardiovascular System. The flavonoids present in astragalus are antioxidants...

I've heard someone who found it through a nurse's recommendations, as well as on websites that cover the info. There is actually a list of 10 potential benefits on the website I provided. This is something I would try at some point. If I do, I'll write about it. There are three others I'll post in upcoming blogs.

Meeting a friend for lunch and trying to find healthy choices on the website menu. I'm glad I don't eat out very often. Healthy choices are few and far between at many restaurants. Plus, I tend to get a bit fast and loose with my motivation to stick to good stuff when I'm eating out.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

"I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on." Oscar Levant
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    interesting...never heard of it
    208 days ago
    Staying withing the calorie range for the day and making healthy choices can be difficult at restaurants. I don't understand how they can pack so many more calories into a dish that would be less calories made at home. I have trouble with the every trip where all our eating is restaurant prepared but getting better at it lately.
    221 days ago
    It is amazing how much information can be gleaned from your blog! Thank you.
    221 days ago
  • HEDSTS58
    I've never heard of it. I will have to do some research myself. I hope you had an enjoyable lunch date
    221 days ago
    Never heard of this.

    I tend to go off plan at restaurants in spite of planning to choose healthier options.
    221 days ago
    There is so many natural substances that reduce inflammation. I have read a lot about them. This is one that is recommended a lot, but so is black garlic, tumeric (most researched and most agreed it helps), numerous essential oils. The major problem with any supplements is that they are not regulated like drugs and may have very little of the actual ingredient in it, or made with lots of fillers. Omega 3 is highly recommended but most of the fish oil stuff out there is rancid. In fact, I have yet to find one that isn't :-( But the health experts and researchers say if you can bring the amount of omega 3 up to equal or pass the amount of omega 6 you eat, it would really make good things happen like muscle and bone building and reduce inflammation. Our usual ratio is 20-1 omega 6 to 3!
    I don't eat out often and I don't make the best choices when I do..

    221 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. You always have interesting stuff to share.
    221 days ago
    Worth trying to find out more.
    221 days ago
    Luckily, my friends mostly prefer healthier restaurants, so when we eat out it is not a problem. They are also willing to share a meal; or we eat appetizers. I will be interested to hear your experience with Astragalas.
    221 days ago
  • READY201811
    Never heard of it but always love learning. Hope you enjoyed your time with your friend that made up for the food options
    221 days ago
    I totally agree with you about eating out. Although it's fun to be out with friends or family, it always slightly messes me up to eat in restaurants, even when I think I'm choosing the healthiest items. It's sort of a trigger for me to eat out. I guess part of it is the old issue of all or nothing--total compliance or free-for-all!

    Hope you enjoyed lunch with your friend and found something good and healthy to eat.

    221 days ago
    221 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Astragalus is in a tea I have been drinking lately. Haven't noticed a difference yet.
    As for restaurants, you can always make a request. Most places here will try to accommodate you. I go out with a friend who is gluten-free and another who is vegan. So we make lots of polite requests.
    221 days ago
    tell us more about the supplement and enjoy your dinner out Hugs
    221 days ago
    I always have astralagus on hand and I used it for decades after I read a book from Andrew Weil. It's a commonly used herb in Chinese medicine and has been used safely in certain groups of people for over 2000 years. The Chinese were into preventative medicine long before we ever were and are more into natural products instead of lab produced pharmaceuticals. You can buy teas with it plus other herbal immune boosters in them too or buy granules to make your own tea or they sell tablets. I have not seen fresh sold here. It is not recommended for everyone and one of my medical conditions is a reason not to take it so I don't use it much any more. I don't take any vitamins, minerals, supplements without my doctor recommending them. Weil also recommends $hitaki, maitake (hen of the woods), and reishi mushrooms which I also use. And ginger, turmeric, and his Tonic Soup - I use all of these a lot. He also recommends natural foods that help like garlic which has natural antibiotic properties but he recommends eating it raw which I can't handle. Raw onions may boost your immune system too but I don't like them. Beans, nuts, seeds. Dark chocolate which has antioxidents, flavinoids, polyphenols and theobromine which might help coughs. And, of course, chicken soup. He loves broccoli. Lately he has been using Andrographis which I don't know a lot about. Elderberry for flu which I have also used. You have to be careful with supplements and herbals because some interact with each other as I found out.
    221 days ago
    Astragalus, never heard of it but I definitely look into it. Thanks
    221 days ago
    In ok with eating out in familiar restaurants because I know the healthier choices and know they have at least a few healthy choices.
    222 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    Lol,I'm waiting for someone to steal my identity so I can blame everything on them.
    222 days ago
    Never heard of that!
    Eating out is hard...even making healthy choices, there is so much salt...and often bread.
    222 days ago
  • no profile photo ROSSYFLOSSY
    Interesting. đź‘Ť
    222 days ago
    Hmmmm . . . worth exploring!
    222 days ago
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