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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hail berry Of Juices Wild! Also Presenting Stress & Relaxation Event at Naturmedica!

"Hail Berry" Juices Wild's Most popular Smoothie!

Ever wondered where you can find a smoothie that is healthy and affordable? There is this wellness & smoothie shop in coral springs called Juices Wild. They have many choices of smoothies you can choose from and you may want to try them all. One of the best selling smoothies Juices Wild has to offer is called the Hail Berry. While it contains strawberries, blueberries, apples, bananas, and coconut water, it is one of the simplest smoothies and there is no way you can go wrong with choosing that delicious blend of fruits.

Not only is the Hail Berry delicious but it has many health benefits to go with it. While strawberries and blueberries contain antioxidants that are good for your overall health, the apple contains phytonutrients that help with regulating blood sugar. Also the banana has fiber which can help regulate the body. Last but not least the coconut water has electrolytes and helps with keeping you hydrated. This smoothie has a great combination of beneficial fruits that is nutritious and tasty. Stop by and try this nourishing smoothie for yourself!


Been feeling stressed? I am sure with life's hustles and daily tasks we all do at some point. One simple way to destress on the go is by using deep breathing techniques. Deep breathing helps bring oxygen to the body and brain on a greater scale to  give a sense of calmness, and assist the brain in making crucial crunch time choices.

Here is something else that helps with stress and promotes relaxation... Lavender oil! Lavender oil is great for: promoting calmness and receiving anxiety and stress. Lavender oil is also good for muscle stiffness, aches and pains. Want to learn more about relaxation and get some lavender oil? Naturmedica will be hosting a "Stress & Relaxation Presentation" on 2.28.14 @ 6pm come and get the tools and techniques to handle stress and relax like royalty.


Written by:
T.J. *Natural Lifestyle* Brown
Health & Wellness Guide

T.J. Brown
Wellness & Lifestyle Guide

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Truth about CupOfNoodles
Contributed by: Colin Chen


Many people eat fast foods such as McDonalds and Burger King because they are quick
easy foods to just grab when you are in a rush or just too lazy to cook. There are other foods
quick and easy to grab laying around your home that people all over eat. A common one even for
me is a CupOfNoodles, many eat this as a meal or even multiple meals throughout the day
thinking that is an ok meal not knowing that a cup of noodles contains high amounts of sodium
and cholesterol just like a bag of chips. In about six chips which is 28g you would have
consumed 290mg of sodium. In one CupOfNoodles there is 1,340mg of sodium. (Nutrient facts)
So based just off that you should know that A CupOfNoodles should not replace regular meals
because it is more of a junk food then an actual meal. Eating this food to much can cause
significant health problems with your kidneys, brain and heart.

The purpose of the kidney is to remove unwanted fluid by filtering your blood through
your kidneys. “Your kidneys use osmosis to draw the extra water out of your blood. This process
uses a delicate balance of sodium and potassium to pull the water across a wall of cells from the
bloodstream into a collecting channel that leads to the bladder.”( When you
eat foods with high levels of Sodium it destroys the delicate balance, making it harder for your
kidneys to remove the water. This extra water will cause strain on your kidneys which in time
will lead you to develop kidney disease and high blood pressure.

Another area it affects is the brain because the rise in blood pressure, “it may cause a
slight reduction in the amount of blood reaching the brain. This may lead to dementia (known as
vascular dementia).With this condition the cells in the brain don't work as well as they should
because they are not receiving enough oxygen and nutrients. However, lowering blood pressure
may help to alleviate some of the problems and reduce the risk of greater damage.”
( if you don’t lower blood pressure it can become a more serious matter and
cause you to have a stroke. It has the same effect on the heart and not lowering you sodium
intake can cause you to have a heart attack.

Next time you eat something just because it is quick and easy do your research you never
know what kind of affect this food can have on you in the long run because by eating too much
CupOfNoodles you can cause significant damage to brain, heart, and kidneys.

T.J. Brown
Wellness & Lifestyle Guide

Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Health Benefits of Onions


 There are two types of onions, the colder climate ones are known as storage onions and they have a keen taste.The warm climate onions are known as spring/summer onions which are not as strong as the storage onions and have more of a pleasant taste.Onions are connected to the word union for the fact that when you slice a onion in half it has levels of matter.Union is the universal metaphor of the levels of extent established in life.The types of onions that are more concentrated in taste are the best kind because they are the most beneficial than the weaker kind.Nonetheless whichever kinds of onions you eat you will still benefit from it so its better to eat some than none.

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  • Onions have a good source of fiber and abundant source of sulfur compounds.
  • They have cardiovascular benefits comparable to garlic like decreasing blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
  • The phytochemicals onions have that are referred to as flavonoids help vitamin c in its task, they decrease inflammation and enhance the reliability of blood vessels. 
  • Onions also contain a mineral called chromium that supports cells react to insulin,Which helps with blood glucose regulation.
  • Onions are a main supply of polyphenols particularly of the flavonoid quercetin that's been verified to guard oxidative stress and defend from certain infections plus some kinds of cancer like in the stomach.
  • Onions contain methionine and cystine which are a type of amino acids.The sulphur compounds in the amino acids are beneficial for your health and cleanse the body of heavy metals.
  • The strong antibacterial activity onions possess terminate numerous disease-causing pathogens as well as salmonella and E. coli.
What Onions can help with

  • Asthma
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Tooth decay and pain
  • Earache
  • Cancer
  • Urinary disorders
  • Stomach ache
  • Enhance sexual drive
  • Management for cough
  • Radiant skin
  • Management for heart disorders
Ways to use Onions

  • In salads
  • Salsas
  • Pizza
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Broths and soups
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Onions may irritate your eyes due to the gases that are released when you cut them, which causes your eyes to burn and even cry. Cutting your onions under water may be the best way to cut them without irritating your eyes or freezing your onions for around thirty minutes in advance to cutting them.
  • Its best to buy organic onions because of the fact that conventional grown onions are illuminated with nuclear power and studies in rats have shown that small amounts given to them have caused mutations in them.That's why its better to buy organic onions therefore you don't have to worry about eating something that can harm you. 

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For more information or private consultation with health and nutrition advice contact:

T.J Brown
Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc.
561 929 4454

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Breaking the Myth Behind the Standard American Diet aka S.A.D

The mainstream notion of the "Standard American Diet" is an ideal that is so familiar it is instinctive to every American. Graphical representations of the diet we are instructed by doctors to abide by are embedded in the psyche of our children, as it is taught in their elementary school curriculum, and popularized by mainstream consumerism. This "guiding light" of nutrition, is something that needs to be challenged and reconstructed; we need to be fully knowledgeable of what we are putting in our bodies instead of just following standards blindly.

      The Standard American Diet aka S.A.D. has prevailing characteristics that need to be addressed concerning the amounts of nutrition in what we are being told to put in our bodies. Flour that is white and processed, pasta, rice, and bread are all foods that are bleached with chemicals that move from the supermarket shelves, to our bodies. These chemicals are toxins that should not be taken lightly, and are detrimental to our health. The digestion of these elements elevates triglyceride levels, and causes our pancreas to work over-time, struggling to produce insulin that it doesn’t have the energy to create.

Consumers are often unaware of the lack of sanitary conditions, and the inhumane treatment of animal products. Feces, urine, antibiotics, hormones, and chemicals pollute many of the conventional meats we consume. As far as dairy is concerned, the public probably isn’t immediately aware that artificial hormones are given to our dairy cows. The consumption of these hormones are linked to studies revealing negative health consequences such as cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, cancer, respiratory illnesses.

The seasoning and sweetening of food should also be considered, and broken down. White processed sugar creates a foundation of acidity in our bodies. This acidity demolishes cells that are essential in the healing of nerve damage, and our brain function. Consuming excessive levels of table salt is linked to diseases such as diabetes, cataracts, kidney stones, and osteoporosis.

We as consumers need to evaluate the reasons behind why we eat food. The nourishment of our bodies should be our highest priority, as opposed to eating food simply from a pleasure point of view. People owe it to themselves to re-evaluate food groups that we mentally ascribe our bodies to. Everyone has the right to understand the components that we digest so that we could fully prepare ourselves for optimal health, and stay away from digesting toxins.

“People are fed by the food industry that pays no attention to health,
and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.”
~Wendell Berry

The following is a list of toxins that consumers should be on the lookout if they value their health and well-being:

1.    High fructose corn syrup
2.    Hydrogenated oils
3.    Monosodium Glutamate Abbreviated: MSG
4.    Synthetic food dyes (BHA, BHT, Red #40, Blue #2, Yellow #5 & 6)
5.    Hydrolyzed vegetable Protein
6.    Trans-fat
7.    Aspartame
8.    Caffeine
9.    Sulfites
10. Potassium Bromate

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For more information or private consultation with health and nutrition advice contact:

T.J Brown
Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc.
561 929 4454

Monday, October 10, 2011

Benefits Of Nectarines


Nectarines in fact are peaches that have a latent gene that compels them to cultivate without the fuzz on the skin. Nectarines were first initiated in china more than 2,000 years ago. Its said that the Spanish brought nectarine to the United States. There are more than 150 different kinds of nectarines that come in two major types clingstone and freestone.( clingstone- the fruit holds to the pit, Freestone- the fruit separates from the pit easily.) The name/word Nectarine descended  from the Greek god Nekter.

Health Benefits of Nectarines

  • They are loaded with vitamins, plant nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals.
  • Nectarines have a good supply of bioflavinoids and carotenoids which are good in fighting cancer and other illnesses.
  • The fiber found in nectarines are beneficial  for colon health and purifying the colon. 
  • Nectarines do not carry any fat and are low in calories.
  • Nectarines also include a good supply of lutein, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.
  • Also they have a effective supply of antioxidants that fight free radicals in the cells.

What Nectarines can help with?
  • Lungs
  • Colon
  • Blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Eyes
  • Skin
  • Cells
  • Pregnancy

Ways to use Nectarines
  • Can be eaten raw 
  • Jelly 
  • Jam
  • Mixed fruits
  • Soup
  • Tart
  • Crumble
  • Pies

  • Its best if you buy nectarines organic because the skin is so thin it could take in a lot of the chemicals and pesticides which is not good for your health.
  • You should not eat the pit of the nectarine as it contains amygdalin which transforms to cyanide. Cyanide is a strong poison and when it is consumed it can make you very ill or can kill you.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Benefits of Mango


•    The mango originated in Southeast Asia where it has been grown for over 4,000 years.
•    Mango trees are evergreens that will grow to 60 feet tall. The mango tree will fruit 4 to 6 years after planting.
•    Mango trees require hot, dry periods to set and produce a good crop.

Health Benefits of Mangos

•    Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.

•    Mangoes are perfect to replenish salts, vitamins and energy after physical exercise

•     Fresh mango is a very rich source of potassium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
•    It is also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E.

What can Mangos help with?

•    Colon
•    Soft skin
•    Bleeding
•    Burns
•    Dry cough
•    Fever
•    Pregnancy
•    Teeth problems
•    Breast
•    Leukemia
•    prostate
•    cancer
How to Use Mangos

•    To enjoy, wash mangoes in cold running water to remove dust and any pesticide residues.(also buying organic Mangos is a great choice)  Mop dry outer surface using soft cloth. The mango fruit should be eaten all alone without any additions to experience its rich flavor.

All information was received from the links below please feel free to review for more information on lemons and limes.

For more information or private consultation with health and nutrition advice contact:

T.J Brown
Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc.
561 929 4454

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Benifits of Lemons & lime

 Lemons are commonly known as citrus lemon they are tart and refreshing.  There are two types of sour lemons Eureka and Lisbon.  The Eureka has more texture in their skin.  Limes are usually smaller and green they can be either sour or sweet

Health Benefits of Lemons and Limes 

•    Helps the production of white blood cells in the body
•    It prevents many dangerous diseases like cancer stroke and heart disease
•    It helps lower cholesterol
•    Lemons are ant carcinogenic which lowers the rate of colon prostate and breast cancer

What can Lemons and Limes help with?

•    Digestion when mixed with hot water
•    Biliousness
•    Nausea
•    Heartburn
•    Disorders of the lower intestines
•    Constipation
•    Worm infestations
•    Fever
•    Asthma
•    Tonsillitis
•    Sore throat
•    Gum bleeding when massaged into gums
•    Preventing sunburn when rubbed onto the skin
•    Nose bleeds
•    Acne
•    Hair and skin lightener
•    Treat urinary tract infections and gonorrhea
•    Insect bites
•    Itchy skin
•    Dandruff and greasy hair
•    Removes wrinkles

Ways to Use Lemons and Limes

•    Make frozen drinks
•    Salad dressing
•    Remove stains
•    Salad dressings
•    Air fresheners
•    Tea
•    The skin of lemon dried under the sun and then ground to make a powder can be applied to the hair for a few minutes before your bath which helps relieve head aches
•    Natural hair lightner  

•    Make sure you are not allergic to this product before you start to use it. 
All information was received from links below please feel free to review for more information on lemons and limes.

For more information or private consultation with health and nutrition advice contact:

T.J Brown
Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc.
561 929 4454