Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.

Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.

In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.

In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.

It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood in a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder combined with one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.

When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.

One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.

Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices and is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. 


  • can have favorable effects on brain function and memory
  • soothes the stomach, and may help prevent ulcers
  • suppresses the bacteria that causes urinary tract infections and the fungus associated with yeast infections
  • reduces cholesterol levels – in particular, lowering bad cholesterol while leaving good cholesterol the same

It is cinnamon’s effect on blood sugar that makes it a potential help in the war against obesity, insulin resistance, sometimes known as “pre-diabetes,” and the “Metabolic Syndrome.”

Cinnamon can be used in its powdered or stick form, adding it to drinks and foods, or as a supplement.

Cinnamon Health Benefits

Obesity and diabetes are at a 10-year high. Isn’t it ironic that consumption of HFCS has risen 250% in the past 15 years, and our rate of diabetes has increased approximately 45% during the same time period.

Reading the ingredients list is the only way you’re going to know if HFCS is hidden in that product you’re buying at the supermarket. The first thing you can do is give up all soft drinks and other sweetened beverages that contain HFCS.

HFCS is EVERYWHERE. You’ll find HFCS in processed foods, fruit drinks, fast food, sodas, the syrup that goes into your Latte from Starbucks, chewing gum, baked goods, and in many other foods you’d never even imagine.

High Fructose Corn Syrup, HFCS,

Posted by ~ PAULA OWENS

There are high levels of mercury in food products sweetened with HFCS. Even small amounts of mercury can cause symptoms like neuropathy, skin discoloration, elevated heartbeat, high blood pressure, kidney dysfunction and destroy your memory.

The link between abdominal fat and higher risks of developing heart disease and diabetes is no secret. Kids who consume a lot of fructose are being set up for a life-long struggle with these diseases.

Fructose diminishes your feelings of fullness because it does not stimulate a rise in leptin, one of the most powerful hunger and fat storage regulators in your body. Fructose reduces the amount of leptin crossing your blood-brain barrier by raising triglycerides.

  • Cholesterol is found in animal products, such as eggs, dairy products, and meats.
  •  Salt (sodium). You need some sodium in your diet, but most people get far more than they need. Too much sodium tends to raise blood pressure. Processed foods and fast foods often contain a lot of sodium. Try to limit these foods and eat more fresh foods.
  •  Added sugars in food and drinks.
  • Eating foods containing unhealthy fats can raise the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in your blood. Having a high level of LDL cholesterol increases your chance of having clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to coronary artery disease and heart attack.
  • Trans fat is especially unhealthy. It both raises the level of “bad” cholesterol and lowers the “good” cholesterol in the blood. Try to avoid trans fat as much as possible.

No matter which eating plan you follow, the following guidelines are recommended:

  • Total fat intake should be less than 30 percent of total calories daily.
  • Saturated fatty acid intake should be less than 10 percent of total calories daily.
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake should be no more that 10 percent of total calories daily.
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids make up the rest of total fat intake, about 10 to 15 percent of total calories daily.
  • Cholesterol intake should be no more than 300 milligrams per day.
  • Sodium intake should be no more than 2000 milligrams per day.
  • Beware of chemicals in your food like caffeine, MSG, plus other food additives and then avoid them. 


I recommend eating 5 to 6 times per day and drinking the amount of ounces of water per day equal to half your body weight. You eat less amounts of food per meal if you are already about half full throughout the day and your body is well watered. You will feel more energized along with better focus and cognitive skills. Eating and drinking too much at one time can leave you feeling bloated, sluggish and absentminded. 

Below is a Blog I found by Paula Owens. She hits the bulls eye about the dangers and disease HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP causes.

When first learning and providing continuous study about (HFCS), I eliminated it from my diet and lost 53 pounds, and it helped to bring normality to my Blood Pressure, eliminated TYPE 2 DIABETES and at Age 63, I am MEDICATION FREE, and proud of my 32 inch waist size. This blog hits home...PLEASE READ AND ELIMINATE THE HFCS. WE VOTE WITH OUR DOLLARS AND I VOTE NOT TO SPEND MY DOLLARS ON HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the number one source of calories for most Americans and will pack on the pounds too.

According to a study at Princeton University, subjects who consumed HFCS gain 48% more weight than those who did not consume HFCS. The fructose is processed completely different in the body than sucrose and other sugars leading to fatty liver disease, increased abdominal fat, elevated triglycerides and many other health problems.

Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consumption of HFCS is linked to an increased risk of hypertension, impaired glucose intolerant, insulin resistance and increased fat in the blood. HFCS is toxic to your liver, increases inflammation and oxidative stress. It also creates an aggressive insulin response, which contributes to type II diabetes. Besides weight gain, HFCS has been linked to other health problems.

  • A study by the University of Minnesota found that fructose produced significantly higher triglycerides in men than did glucose.
  • A study by the USDA, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, found that fructose may alter the body’s balance of magnesium, leading to increased bone loss.
  • Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles found that pancreatic cancer cells use fructose to divide and multiply. Basically, HFCS is a fuel source for cancer cells.
  • Researchers have suggested that the rising intake of fructose, primarily from foods containing added sugar and HFCS, “should be considered an environmental toxin with major health implications”, as it has been associated with a dramatic rise in individuals developing metabolic syndrome and the development of kidney disease.              

Foods to limit are ones high in:

  • Unhealthy fats, such as saturated fats, Trans fats, and cholesterol. 
  • Saturated fats are mostly found in animal products, such as meats and dairy products.
  • Trans fats include shortening, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Trans fats are made when a liquid fat is turned into a solid fat (for example, when corn oil is made into stick margarine). They are found in many processed foods, such as cookies, crackers, and snack foods. Restaurants often use hydrogenated oils for frying foods, so try to limit fried foods when eating out.

We all know proper nutrition is important, so why do we not eat nutritious foods and drink nutritious liquids? I feel we are making unconscious decisions about what we eat and drink due to our fast pace lifestyle. So I guess we don’t have time to think about it, could be the problem. How about taking away the old bad habits and inserting great quality habits. Habits are good because we don’t have to think about them. Heart disease is the number one killer in America and is due to mostly what we eat and drink. Below, I will provide information on what nutritional habits to embrace and what bad habits to discard to have proper heart health, energy, enhanced brain function and prevention of many diseases.

Discard the 8 deadly S’s!
(Sugar, Starch, Salt, Saturated Fat, Stress, Smoking, Sedentary Lifestyle, Sleep Apnea)

​Sugar free diets promote weight loss and proper blood sugar levels. A sugar free diet plan should eliminate all sweets made with refined sugar and certain fruits and vegetables with a high sugar content. Sugar as we now understand through years of research and study is toxic to your body’s biochemical system. Sugar is toxic to the body in that it completely rearranges the way the body produces and uses insulin.

When the body is fed a meal that is high in carbohydrates or sugar, it quickly raises the level of glucose in the blood stream, which in turn stimulates the pancreas to release insulin. This results in an excess amount of insulin being released into the blood stream, rendering the body unable to turn that glucose into glycogen – which the body uses for immediate energy needs. This then decreases the body’s ability to store glycogen and results in that insulin production becoming stored fat. The body’s ability to hang on to stored fat is relentless and has resulted in the numerous health conditions and diseases that we suffer due to what we eat.

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I eat at least a tablespoon of cinnamon every day.  Below I have listed the benefits of eating cinnamon on a regular basis.  I have been doing this now for about 14 years and have never grown tired of it.  I love the taste of cinnamon and sprinkle it in my hot green tea in the mornings, on my sweet potato, in my protein shake at lunch and anything else I can think to put it on .  I feel energetic every day and know it has been one of my best wellness foods, plus helped to cure my Type 2 Diabetes.  I am medication free and proud of it.  

Kirby Lammers

Mind, Body and Business

Executive Success Coaching

Houston, Texas