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Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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Who knew that pumpkin seeds had so many health benefits? Enjoy these seeds raw or roasted. This year when you carve out your pumpkin do not toss out these health givers! All things were made by The Creator to help us in this life.

1. Heart Healthy Magnesium
One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphospate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.

Magnesium has been shown to benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke, yet an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important mineral.

2. Zinc for Immune Support
Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc (one ounce contains more than 2 mg of this beneficial mineral). Zinc is important to your body in many ways, including immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function.

Many are deficient in zinc due to mineral-depleted soils, drug effects, plant-based diets, and other diets high in grain. This deficiency is associated with increased colds and flu, chronic fatigue, depression, acne, low birth weight babies, learning problems and poor school performance in children, among others.

3. Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats
Raw nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s (alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)). We all need ALA, however, ALA has to be converted by your body into the far more essential omega-3 fats EPA and DHA — by an enzyme in which the vast majority of us have impaired by high insulin levels. So, while pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of ALA, I believe it is essential to get some of your omega-3 fats from animal sources, such as krill oil, as well.

4. Prostate Health
Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important natural food for men’s health. This is in part because of their high zinc content, which is important for prostate health (where it is found in the highest concentrations in the body), and also because pumpkin seed extracts and oils may play a role in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate). Research suggests that both pumpkin seeds,2 and pumpkin seed oil used in combination with saw palmetto may be particularly beneficial in supporting prostate health.

5. Anti-Diabetic Effects
Animal studies suggest that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress.

6. Benefits for Postmenopausal Women
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in natural phytoestrogens and studies suggest it may lead to a significant increase in good “HDL” cholesterol along with decreases in blood pressure, hot flashes, headaches, joint pains and other menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.5

7. Heart and Liver Health
Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.6

8. Tryptophan for Restful Sleep
Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the “sleep hormone.” Eating pumpkin seeds a few hours before bed, along with a carbohydrate like a small piece of fruit, may be especially beneficial for providing your body the tryptophan needed for your melatonin and serotonin production to help promote a restful night’s sleep.7

9. Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Pumpkin seed oil has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. One animal study even found it worked as well as the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin in treating arthritis, but without the side effects;

Enjoy the blessings of fall!

Take a Journey Within!

Explore your inner self Today
There is much of your inner promised land you have yet to possess. You are far more than meets the eye, and far more than you are consciously aware of. Allow your inner self to become comfortable knowing there is a lot of area yet to be discovered. You have to grow in wisdom and in stature in order to have dominion over the vast territory of your heart, where hidden treasures are buried deep and in secret. Explore your inner self Today! Many blessings, Cherokee Billie

Love is…

Love is like magic and it always will be
For love still remains life’s sweet mystery

Love works in ways that are wondrous and strange
And there is nothing in life that love cannot change

Love can transform the most commonplace
Into beauty and splendor and sweetness and grace

Love is unselfish, understanding and kind
For it sees with its heart and not with its mind

Love gives and forgives
There is nothing too much
For love to heal with its magic touch

Love is the language that every heart speaks
For love is the one thing that every heart seeks

Remember: Love is found in unexpected places!

To Learn More About Love And Spirituality Read More Here

Praising the Special People

Here’s to the people who try their hardest to be good enough for everyone; who spend hours reading random quotes to find the right one; who listen to the same song dozens of times because the lyrics mean a lot; who deserve so much more than they get and are willing to fight for it and those who wished upon a shooting star, wasted on someone that will never care; and to the beautiful people that feel lonely in their heart. I salute you for having the courage to continue on despite difficulties. One thing I have learned in life is that everything does pass. Nothing remains the same. The one thing you can be guaranteed in this life is that it will constantly change!

“The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

Intuition

Sometimes intuitions are your hearts way of telling you something’s not right… Your eyes are the confirmation of your intuition!!

Mothers Intuition- The amazing ability to know something’s up, even though your children think you have no clue 😉

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.

Always follow your intuition. If you are convinced to go against what you believe is right, then you aren’t just being played by a fool…you become one!

Your head tells you what to think, your heart tells you what to feel, but your intuition tells you which one to listen to.

Believe that your intuition will never fail you.. listen to it.

Your heart and intuition somehow already know what you truly want. Everything else is secondary. Have the courage to follow them…

Do these things my friend and you will never go off your path!

Different but Perfect – an Aspie’s story of life so far

Sadly, when many people hear ”Asperger SYNDROME” they think of people with no language who are ”just weird”, ”strange” and ”not normal”, maybe even with physical deformities, people who should be hidden from society and not bothered with. Sorry to ruin your fun, but I am here to tell you that people with Asperger syndrome are human beings with a heart, soul, mind and blood flowing through their veins, just like you…” Prepare to be educated and uplifted as Jacinta Feyling and other Aspies shares their stories, challenges and highlights of being human beings with an autism spectrum disorder called Asperger syndrome.

You can purchase her book here.

The Echo of Life

A son and his father were walking on the mountains.

Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams:
“AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating,
somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

Curious, he yells: “Who are you?”

He receives the answer: “Who are you?”

Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!”

He receives the answer: “Coward!”

He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”

The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.”

And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!”

The voice answers: “I admire you!”

Again the man screams: “You are a champion!”

The voice answers: “You are a champion!”

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO,
but really this is LIFE.

It gives you back everything you say or do.

Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.

If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.

If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;

Life will give you back everything you have given to it.

YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU!

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