Sugar then circulates in the blood and increases risk for forming plaque in the heart. We have studies that show the benefits of adding cinnamon to foods to decrease blood sugars. When diabetic patients were given one gram, three grams, or six grams of cinnamon, all groups showed improvement in blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL, and total cholesterol compared to a control group. Interestingly, there was no dose-dependent relationship, meaning it didn't matter which dose people took because they all experienced a significant, similar drop in sugar and cholesterol levels within about 40 days. People with diabetes, however, aren't the only ones who are rewarded for eating cinnamon. In one study, animals given high-fat or high-sugar diets and cinnamon were less likely to develop insulin resistance (an indicator of prediabetes) than those not given the cinnamon. Cinnamon is also an antifungal agent. Another important benefit is its effect as an antioxidant. The new rule is: CREATE REMARKABLE PRODUCTS THAT THE RIGHT PEOPLE SEEK OUT. How does this apply to you, the people who don't have a business? You can easily be remarkable with your career. When you read that 70% of people hate their jobs and 53% of all employees are disengaged in the workplace, it should provide a wide-open doorway for you to excel. Here are some very simple ways you can seize the opportunity to be brilliant in your company: Get to work earlier than everyone else and leave later than everyone else. Don't do it once or twice. Do it all the time. If the trash is full, take out the trash. Don't leave these simple cleaning duties to the maid crew. Self-forgiveness comes by taking baby steps; I have had to forgive myself for a lot of my behavior that was hurtful toward myself.

A biggie for me was that I felt like I prostituted myself to him in doing sexual things I didn't want to do just to keep him happy or to keep him from getting angry. Today I accept that that behavior came from being scared, not having a strong sense of my own worth. I don't want to ever be in that place again. I cannot stress enough how important the concepts of self-forgiveness and self-love were to me. Until I truly forgave and loved myself, I had no capacity to give the same gift to someone else. With forgiveness you can look at your partner apart from his behavior and weigh the good and the bad. You can look with empathy toward yourself and how you contributed to the impairment in the relationship. You can give up the need for revenge, stop obsessing about what has occurred, and reengage in your own life. Small studies suggest that cinnamon oils can help remove free radicals, which are responsible for attacking our cells and creating cancers. Add cinnamon to your baked foods instead of sugar to sweeten them. It can potentially lower your blood sugar level. Garlic--the Stinking Rose Garlic, the stinking rose, is actually a vegetable, but people often think of it as an herb. Historically, documents have been retrieved from 3,500 years ago that claim garlic can be effective in treating heart disease. It's nutrient-rich; Garlic is loaded with potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium. It's known for its abundance of saponins, which are responsible for fighting against bacteria that might attack the plant. Like plants, which use saponins to fight off bacteria, we believe humans can harness saponins and benefit from their antibacterial effects. Smile more. As quoted in How to Win Friends and Influence People, I have known people who succeeded because they have a rip-roaring good time conducting their business.

Later, I saw those people change as the fun became work. The business had grown dull. They lost all joy in it, and they failed. Be the guy or girl with a ready compliment or positive remark about other people. As it's also stated in How to Win Friends and Influence People, Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise, and people will cherish your words and treasure them and repeat them over a lifetime - repeating them years after you have forgotten them. If you just do these four things in your career and NEVER STOP, you will become remarkable within a year. You will get promotions. You will find better friends. Forgiveness took time--time for me to heal; It also took the help of a counselor. For me, forgiveness had many prongs. I had to forgive my parents, my abuser, my husband, and most importantly I had to forgive myself. Forgive myself for not being perfect, for not protecting myself, for not getting help and into recovery sooner. For you to heal it is necessary to have a commitment to healing; Forgiveness is something that you come to gradually over time in degrees. Ultimately, it is your own powerful spirit that will heal you. Spirituality: Where Is Your God? Infidelity and all that comes with it doesn't leave you much time or energy for the emotional work required to build or maintain a connection with God or a Higher Power. Saponins are also believed to be effective anticancer treatments. Add garlic to all your foods to help with heart disease.

Phenols are antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and spices. Garlic is rich in phenols, so it is a potent antioxidant. Many studies have been done on garlic's lipid-lowering abilities. About half of the studies were negative, but in the half that showed a benefit, the payoff was seen in people with the higher cholesterol levels. In those cases, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides dropped by about 10 percent when participants ate garlic. Recall, platelet aggregation can create plaque formation. Further studies show that garlic also improves the elasticity of our blood vessels. Elasticity is a good thing because it allows blood vessels to change based on blood flow requirements. You will attract better prospects for dating and marriage. You will accomplish your goals much more quickly than you could imagine. If you're worried about getting criticized for suddenly being nice or making these changes in your habits, I will refer you back to one of the best quotes I've ever read by Seth Godin in Purple Cow. If you're remarkable, it's likely that some people won't like you. That's part of the definition of remarkable. Nobody gets unanimous praise-ever. The best the timid can hope for is to be unnoticed. Criticism comes to those who stand out. In case you need a Godly man to tell you a similar knowledge bomb, here's Pastor T. Exceptional and ordinary always have a conflict. You may not be the least bit convinced that a spiritual solution is the answer. You may have little practice in allowing God into your life, or you may be questioning your faith.

So how does spirituality fit into this picture? Consider the fact that the problems you are facing may be so debilitating that human power alone is not sufficient to handle them. It's possible your entire life has been about reacting, surviving, and keeping vigilant watch over outside forces. You've found your esteem through others; However, discovering your true self cannot be done solely from the outside. Healing changes the course of your search for serenity from the outer world to the inner world. When you know you can take care of yourself, and when you know you have the inner resources to make it, you do not have to live in hypervigilance any longer. You can say no to your shame. What kind of garlic is best? The answer is unclear. In the trials, many formulations were used. Some trials showed that aged garlic was superior, but that isn't conclusive. Our bottom line is eat garlic frequently because its benefits are short-acting. Don't worry so much about which garlic is better--just eat it. Fresh is always best. Our Spice Cabinet There are so many delicious and aromatic spices with potential health benefits. We wanted to highlight some of our favorites, but on a daily basis, we try to get an abundance of spices into our diets. Anytime exceptional people dwell in the midst of ordinary thinking people there's always going to be conflict. We, as people who have decided to become exceptional, will always have tension with the ordinary.