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Nutmeg as a Health Supplement pt. 6

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10. A Few Words of Warning

Nutmeg came under doubt when there were several cases of accidental poisoning. Once it was revealed that consuming of large amounts of nutmeg may produce psychotropic, hallucinatory, or narcotic effects, many, not for reasonable health purposes, tried to produce the narcotic effects recreationally. Unfortunately, consuming a huge amount of nutmeg can seriously negatively effect your body.  

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Nutmeg is a potent spice meant to be used in small quantities. A little goes a long ways in the health benefit quest.  Consuming too much nutmeg may produce seizures, irregular heart palpitations, and vomiting.

 

When used appropriately, as a spice, the benefits of nutmeg are obvious, but keep the amount under control, and find your thrills somewhere else!  I personally add a dash or two to my foods and drinks during the day.  Not a problem.  

I also add a dash or two to my foot soaks, and the like, along with whatever else I am using at the time.  Your skin does absorb.

 

11. Drug Interaction

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Since nutmeg can lower blood sugar levels, you should use caution when taking medications that also lower blood sugar.  If you use insulin or oral drugs for diabetes, monitor closely with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist your changing situation. You may need to adjust your medication.

 

Nutmeg can possibly increase the risk of bleeding when you use it with pharmaceuticals that increase bleeding risk.  Here are some examples include aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin (Coumadin®) or heparin, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix®), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®) or naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®).

 

Nutmeg can tend toward causing low blood pressure. As a result, please take caution when taking drugs that lower blood pressure.

 

Nutmeg can increase the amount of drowsiness caused by some drugs. Consider these examples benzodiazepines such as lorazepam (Ativan®) or diazepam (Valium®), barbiturates such as phenobarbital, narcotics such as codeine, some antidepressants, and alcohol. So be exctra cautious when driving or operating machinery.

 

Nutmeg may interfere with your body’s processing of certain drugs using the liver’s cytochrome P450 enzyme system. As a result, the levels of these drugs may change in the blood and may cause increased or decreased effects or potentially serious adverse reactions. Patients taking any medications should check the package insert and speak with a qualified healthcare professional, including a pharmacist, about possible interactions.  I sometimes wonder about modern pharmacists who just take pills out of one bottle and puts them in another.  But they have available reference material to give you a good answer to the P450 enzyme system interaction.  This may actually be a better source than a doctor who just prescribes because that is what the book says to do.

 

Nutmeg may also further interact with anesthetics, antiaging agents, antibiotics, anticancer agents, antidepressants, antifungal agents, anti-inflammatory agents, antipsychotics, antiseizure agents, antiulcer agents, antivirals, cholesterol-lowering agents, drugs that affect the nervous system, drugs that may damage the liver, drugs that protect against the harmful effects of radiation, fertility agents, heart drugs, laxatives, painkillers, prostaglandins, sedatives/hypnotics/anxiolytics, stimulants, and weight loss agents.

 

This sounds like a lot.  But who is taking all that stuff.  If you are not on medication, nutmeg reasonably used in not a problem.  And as a spice it is almost never, dare I say never, a drug interaction issue.  Uses it in your food, enjoy it and reap the benefits of better living.

 

You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. This information, as always, does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

 

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Message Received About My Books

I have received this message.

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“I have some of your books. I have read yet. I am finishing up with Wayne Dyer’s books. Yours are next. I loaned one of my Kindles out to my little bro and I can’t get in back because I keep buying more books. lol He is a Reiki master and student.”

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[Nice to be used in the same thought as Wayne Dyer.]

I replied …

“May my books give you some launching point to grow beyond into things that I have never dreamed of. Happy healings. Blessings to your brother. My books are add ons to any methodology or healings outside some particular method.”

Welcome, good to have you on board.

You can learn more about me on my author page
http://goo.gl/aZV9VT

And on my web site.
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Nutmeg as a Health Supplement pt. 5

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8. Skin Health

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Although we do not fully understand how it works, herbal and traditional medicines have used nutmeg through the centuries to increase the appearance and health of your skin.  The way most use it is as a paste mixed with water, or sometimes honey, which is great for skin care in and of itself. It helps reduce inflammation and other irritations of the skin, as it stimulates hydration. It also can reduce the marks from pox, boils, and acne.

9. Blood Pressure and Circulation

blood pressure

Because of its high mineral content, the minerals of nutmeg is valuable for maintaining organ function. Potassium  works as a vasodilator, which relaxes blood vessels. This tends to reduce blood pressure and lower the stress and strain on the cardiovascular system. Beyond that, it helps facilitates the assimilation of nutrients from food, by making digestion a more efficient and speedy process.

The calcium found in nutmeg which is bioabsorbable can aid in the health of your bones by contributing to repair and growth, while relieving symptoms of osteoporosis.

The iron content promotes your red blood cell count and reduces your chances of developing symptoms anemia.

 

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Nutmeg as a Health Supplement pt. 4

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6. Insomnia

insomnia

For hundreds of years, nutmeg was applied as a go to home remedy for insomnia. Just put pinch of nutmeg into some warm milk always worked well for many.  Nutmeg is high in magnesium which is an essential mineral that reduces nerve tension, and also promotes the release of serotonin creating feelings of relaxation or sedation. This serotonin changes to melatonin within the brain.  That can induce sleep thereby relieving insomnia and restlessness at night.  Nutmeg contains trace elements found in narcotics, which have no dramatic effect unless you take nutmeg in massive amounts.  Nonetheless the small amount in nutmeg can help you release various neurotransmitters bringing relaxation and sleep.

 

7. Leuiemia

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Another surprising quality of nutmeg is its potential use against cancer cells. Studies have found that some methanol related compounds in nutmeg and its essential oil can in fact induce cell death (apoptosis) in leukemia cells. This brings the hope of stopping the spread of this cancer and its metastasis that commonly afflicts children.

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Nutmeg as a Health Supplement pt. 3

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4. Detoxify the Body & Kidney Stones

kidney stones

Nutmeg works as a body tonic in several ways.  When it does this, it boosts the overall body health.  It especially cleans the liver and kidneys.   It purges those organs out of stored toxins from things like alcohol, drugs, pollution, food, or natural organic toxins.

 

The active ingredients in nutmeg also help to dissolve kidney stones, while boosting the overall function and efficiency of the kidney and liver.

 

5. Oral Health

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Looking at traditional medical applications, nutmeg was thought to be the top spice for oral health.  Rich in active antibacterial components nutmeg can help fight such things as halitosis, also known as bad breath, killing the bacteria which causes this, while at the same time it generally boosts the immunity of your gums and teeth. It is therefore no wonder that nutmeg and its extracts are commonly used in toothpastes and mouthwashes, particularly in organic or herbal kinds.

 

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Nutmeg as a Health Supplement pt. 2

 

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2. Digestive Health

digestive system

When you powder nutmeg, it keeps its fiber content.  This can stimulate the digestion as it stimulates peristaltic motion caused by the smooth intestine muscles. Also, there is increased secretion of some gastric and intestinal juices easing the digestion. Since fiber can speed up the bowel movements, it can mitigate infrequency and discomfort of constipation and other intestinal issues.

 

3. Brain Health

brain

One secret benefit of adding nutmeg to your diet relates to the various parts of its essential oil, called myristicin and macelignan. These compounds have been shown in research to reduce the degradation of neural pathways and the related cognitive function which is commonly seen peoples with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have found myristicin and macelignan slow down the degeneration, and keep your brain functioning at healthy level.

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Blood/Full Moon Message

September 27, 2015 there was a blood moon in San Antonio, TX.

In anticipation of the event I put out a reclining lawn chair, fixed a sandwich and ice tea.  I sat under the moon waiting finished my consumables and then laid back and waited for the show.

blood moon

With eyes opened I began a deep breathing meditation.

Under the blood moon I began to notice at the peripheries of my vision a light as I asked for certain things that I had been working on.  When I would try to look directly at the peripheral light, it disappeared.  So I concentrated my attention on the peripheries without direct looking.

The lights became multiple orbs swirling around me.  I was wondering what these were. It was impressed on me that these were my guardian angels.  The Bible says they are ministering spirits sent forth to do service …

I was intrigued by the event and returned the next night and assumed the same situation.

full moon

This full moon night I received a message.  “You have done it 9 times. Stop working.”

I understand that messages are generally figurative and so I began to analyse this in context of my (the receiver) archetypal symbol-logy.

Abbreviated this follows.

9 is the magic number in Runes.  I have done the magic working.  I should stop doing more and just go on in life with faith that the working will be.”

This is the lesson of the Blood/Full Moon, the lesson from my angels.

When you have done what you need to do, stop trying, stop working on it. Go on with life in faith.  It is a time in this regard to be still.

This is a principle in runes under the rune gebo.

In the Bible this principle in part of “Be still and know that I am God.”

Do what you need to do.  Then stop working.  Stop worrying.  Stop obcessing about it.  Just live your life in faith.

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Nutmeg as a Health Supplement pt. 1

Nutmeg

 

Nutmeg is a historic spice with a long remembered of association with health benefits.  This includes relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, detoxify the body, boost skin health, alleviate oral conditions, reduce insomnia, increase immune system function, and prevent leukemia, and improve blood circulation.

 

Nutmeg grows on an evergreen tree with the scientific classification Myristica fragrans.

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Native to islands near Indonesia, it is now a widely used spice. These trees bear the seed which we call nutmeg.  The reddish shell of this seed makes the spice mace.

 

This unique for a single tree to be the source of two distinct species. The tree is important because of the essential oils that can be derived from the tree and leaves.  There is also nutmeg butter which is also a popular for its health benefits. The essential oils from nutmeg extract are highly beneficial to health, and are frequently used in alternative and herbal medicine.

 

Nutritional and Nutmeg

 

While nutmeg is only used sparingly in dishes, it can still impact your health in many ways, because it contains many vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds related to its essential oils. These benefactors include dietary fiber, manganese, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, copper, and macelignan. The many health benefits of nutmeg are explained in greater detail in that which will follow.

 

Nutmeg’s Health Benefits

 

  1. Pain Relief

pain relief

Nutmeg has a compound which is similar to menthol.  As you might expect that has natural pain-relieving characteristics. Therefore, when you add nutmeg as a spice in your cooking, you can reduce associated pain from wounds, injuries, strains, and chronic inflammation from conditions like arthritis.

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