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26 Apr 2013 1 Comment
21 Apr 2013 5 Comments
Everyone knows about Avocados… but did you know that Avocado Seeds are full of great health benefits?
Avocado Seeds have more antioxidants than most fruits and veggies on the market and polyphenols like green tea, plus they are full of more soluble fiber than just about any other food. — Wow!
In fact Avocado Seed has 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole Avocado, and Avocado Seed Oil is also full of antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, and helps fight off disease. And studies show that Avocado Seed has more soluble fiber than oatmeal and just about any other food. Avocado Seed helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, lower cholesterol, and prevent strokes.
Avocado Seed are great for inflammation of the GI tract and diarrhea too! In fact in South America Avocado Seeds are used for dysentery and other GI tract problems. Avocado Seeds has lots of phenolic compounds that help to prevent gastric ulcers, and prevent bacterial and viral diseases.
Avocado Seed contains a flavonol that prevents tumor growth… in fact studies with rats with cancer given Avocado Seed powder looks promising.
Avocado Seeds boost your immune system and keep you from coming down with debilitating diseases. Keeping your immune system high, because antioxidants keep free radicals at bay… and slows the aging process. Avocado Seeds seems to have a good anti-inflammatory ability and thus helps with arthritis and other joint diseases.
Avocado Seed Oil has been shown in studies to increase collagen in your skin thus helping to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle free. Avocado Seed Oil will make your hair shinny and help get rid of dry dead skin.
Avocado Seed Extract studies show that it lowers blood glucose and helps you lose weight… and Avocado Seeds grated, roast, and made into a tea is really great for asthma. And in QiGong Medicine… Avocado Seed is very high in Qi energy… powerful stuff!
Avocado Seeds can be dried, then crushed in a plastic bag with a hammer, then ground in a heavy duty blender (use only 1/2 the seed… and remember they are too hard for most blenders) and grind it up into a powder. And Avocado Seed can be sliced and roast in the oven too! Remember Avocado Seed is slightly bitter so make sure to add it to smoothies and sauces that cover up the bitterness.
Save that Avocado Seed… it’s good for your health!
Dr. Paul Haider is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of many books, having created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on radio shows and television. His books “Relax into Success” and “21 Ways to Live a Stress Free Life in Only 21 Days” have sold countless copies.
17 Apr 2013 1 Comment
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time for prayer and reflection
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2012.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for at least 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day —- and while you walk, smile.
11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do; keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Do the right things.
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. Forgiveness heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, don’t take it for granted – embrace life.
39. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy and ENJOY LIFE!
15 Apr 2013 Leave a comment
When it comes to health, hormones and gut bacteria have a much bigger effect than many people realize. In fact, these two factors can destroy health even if everything else (diet, supplements, etc) is optimized. Conversely, fixing hormones and gut bacteria can do a lot to boost health, even if not all the other factors are optimal. In fact, there are even studies about using certain hormone reactions to heal brain trauma.
If you doubt the very real power of hormones to affect everything from mood, to weight, to bowel health, ask the nearest pregnant woman if she’s noticed any difference in these areas since being pregnant. Or ask the nearest 13 year old girl… carefully…
If you have symptoms like fatigue, skin issues, weight gain, weight around the middle, trouble sleeping, always sleeping, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS or other issues, chances are you have hormone imbalance!
What are Hormones?
“Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs. They work slowly, over time, and affect many different processes, including
Growth and development
Metabolism – how your body gets energy from the foods you eat
Endocrine glands, which are special groups of cells, make hormones. The major endocrine glands are the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas. In addition, men produce hormones in their testes and women produce them in their ovaries.”
Hormones are produced using good fats and cholesterol, so lack of these important dietary factors can cause hormone problems simply because the body doesn’t have the building blocks to make them. Toxins containing chemicals that mimic these building blocks or that mimic the hormones themselves are also problematic because the body can attempt to create hormones using the wrong building blocks… mutant estrogen anyone?
The endocrine system is a complex system that we will probably never completely understand, but there are some basic things you can do to boost your body’s ability to create and balance hormones:
1. Avoid High Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fats
I’ve talked about this before, but the body is simply not meant to consume these man-made fats found in vegetable oils. From that article:
The human body is about 97% saturated and monounsaturated fat, with only 3 % Polyunsaturated fats. Half of that three percent is Omega-3 fats, and that balance needs to be there. Vegetable oils contain very high levels of polyunsaturated fats, and these oils have replaced many of the saturated fats in our diets since the 1950s.
The body needs fats for rebuilding cells and hormone production, but it has to use the building blocks we give it. When we give it a high concentration of polyunsaturated fats instead of the ratios it needs, it has no choice but to incorporate these fats into our cells during cell repair and creation.
The problem is that polyunsaturated fats are highly unstable and oxidize easily in the body (if they haven’t already oxidized during processing or by light exposure while sitting on the grocery store shelf). These oxidized fats cause inflammation and mutation in cells.
In arterial cells, these mutations cause inflammation that can clog arteries. When these fats are incorporated into skin cells, their mutation causes skin cancer. (This is why people often get the most dangerous forms of skin cancer in places where they are never exposed to the sun, but that is a topic for another day!)
When these oils are incorporated into cells in reproductive tissue, some evidence suggests that this can spur problems like endometriosis and PCOS. In short, the body is made up of saturated and monounsaturated fats, and it needs these for optimal health.”
Bottom line: Don’t eat fats like Vegetable oil, peanut oil, canola oil, soybean oil, margarine, shortening or other chemically altered fats. Choose fats like coconut oil, real butter, olive oil (don’t heat!) and animal fats (tallow, lard) from healthy sources instead and eat lots of high Omega-3 fish.
2. Limit the Caffeine
I love coffee, a lot, but the truth is that too much caffeine can wreak havoc on the endocrine system, especially if there are other hormone stressors involved too like pregnancy, presence of toxins, beneficial fat imbalance or stress.
Cut down the coffee if you can, or replace with beneficial herbal teas (a list of my favorite recipes coming soon!). If you can’t or won’t cut the coffee, use it as a way to sneak in your beneficial fats by adding 1 tablespoon coconut oil to each cup and blending in the blender to emulsify. It is like a latte but with healthy fats!
3. Avoid Toxins
Toxins found in pesticides, plastics, household chemicals and even mattresses can contain hormone disrupting chemicals that mimic hormones in the body and keep the body from producing real hormones. Things like hormonal birth control can (obviously) do the same thing.
If you have hormone imbalance or are struggling to get pregnant, avoiding these toxins is very important! Cook in glass or non-coated metal pans (no non-stick or teflon!) and avoid heating or storing foods in plastic. Find organic produce and meat whenever possible and don’t use chemical pesticides or cleaners. There are recipes for natural cleaners on this page.
Can’t emphasize this one enough (tried with the all-caps-yelling though)! If you aren’t getting enough sleep, your hormone will not be balanced. Period.
Use these tips to help improve your sleep and just do it! This can singlehandedly improve hormones and is even linked to longer life, less chance of disease and optimizing weight.
5. Supplement Wisely
In a perfect world, we would be rising and sleeping with the sun, getting Vitamin D from the sun and Magnesium from the ocean while relaxing and exercising in great balance each day in a stress-free world. Since I doubt that describes any of us currently, supplements can fill in the gaps. I’ve talked about the basic supplements that I take before, but there are some specific ones that are helpful for hormone support.
Maca- A tuber in the radish family that has a history of boosting hormone production and libido. Many women notice less PMS, increased fertility, and improved skin while men notice increased sperm production, libido and better sleep. Maca is also high in minerals and essential fatty acids, making it great for hormones. It is available in powder form (least expensive option) or in capsules.
Magnesium- Magnesium supports hundreds of reactions in the body and often contributes to better sleep (which is great for hormones!). There are several effective forms of Magnesium: In powder form with a product like Natural Calm so that you can vary your dose and work up slowly, ionic liquid form can be added to food and drinks and dose can be worked up slowly,or transdermal form by using Magnesium oil applied to skin. This is often the most effective option for those with damaged digestive tract or severe deficiency.
Vitamin D- A pre-hormone is supportive of hormone function. Best obtained from the sun if possible, or from a D3 supplement or Fermented Cod Liver Oil.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil- Provides many of the necessary building blocks for hormone production including Vitamins A, D, and K. It also is a great source of Omega-3s and beneficial fats.
Gelatin is a great source of calcium, magnesium and phosphate. It supports hormone production and digestive health and helps sooth inflammation, especially in joints. We use Great Lakes Kosher as I was able to verify with the company that it is sourced from grass-fed, humanely raised cows, and as such is higher in nutrients.
6. Exercise Lightly
If you have hormone imbalance, intense extended exercise can actually make the problem worse in the short term. Sleep is actually more important, at least during the balancing phase, so focus on relaxing exercises like walking or swimming and avoid the extended running, cardio and exercise videos, for now….
7. Lift Heavy Weights
While extended cardio can be bad, short bursts of heavy lifting (kettlebells, deadlifts, squats, lunges) can be beneficial since they trigger a cascade of beneficial hormone reactions. Aim for a few sets (5-7) at a weight that really challenges your, but make sure to get help with form and training if you haven’t done these before as bad form can be harmful!
8. Eat Some Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is amazing for hormone health. It provides the necessary building blocks for hormone production, can assist weight loss, reduce inflammation, and even has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
If you really need hormone help, aim to consume 1/4 cup of added coconut oil a day. My favorite way is to blend into coffee or tea. This is the highest quality one I’ve found.
9. Fix Your Leptin
Leptin is a master hormone, and if it is out of balance or if you are resistant to it, no other hormones will balance well. Fixing leptin will also help boost fertility, make weight loss easier, improve sleep, and lower inflammation.
Source Article: www.tinyurl.com/8fq2jrg
14 Apr 2013 8 Comments
CELLULITE ERASER – Want to get rid of that cellulite (lumpy fat deposits under the skin)? Grapefruit juice is one of the best fat-burning foods and a cellulite remover. How does it do it?
– Helps improve blood circulation
– Burns excess fats effectively
– Detoxifies and removes toxins from the body, thus reducing more fats forming
– Helps metabolize sugar in the blood
– Helps produce collagen to firm up the skin
– Reduces fluid retention which also contributes to formation of cellulite
JUICE RECIPE (makes one portion):
– 1 large grapefruit
– 2 oranges
– 1/4 lemon
– 1/2 inch ginger root piece
This drink works more efficiently when you also eat a healthy low-fat diet by eliminating processed and deep-fried foods, flour and sugar products, gravies and coffee.
Remember to also drink LOTS of water to help flush out toxins and hydrate your cells properly.
If you’re on any medication, DO NOT consume grapefruit or its juice as it may interfere with the metabolism of the drugs.
13 Apr 2013 1 Comment
Foot Reflexology has become a well respected ADJUNCT to regular medical care. It is used in Hospitals, by Physical Therapists and Chiropractors to enhance MOST forms of medical treatments.
It is not a “miracle” or a “faith healing” type thing. Sometimes, like other therapies, it takes a few sessions.
Foot reflexology can help ease the pain of achy joints and muscles, relieve headaches and toothaches, improve the functioning of major systems of the body.
Foot Reflexology works by applying pressure at specific points on the bottom of the foot. This is not the same as acupressure or acupuncture.
In fact, the only thing that is the same is that medical science can’t prove how it works…they just know it does!!
There are over 7,200 nerve endings at the bottom of each foot. Nerves connect to every organ, every limb and region of the body through the brain and spinal column. It is thought that foot reflexology works in much the same way. Even though we don’t actually work the nerve endings, the correlation of the bottom of the feet to every region of the body definitely exists. It was originally called “The Zone” therapy in the early 20th century and was successfully organized into a comprehensive therapy by a physical therapist, Eunice Ingham in the ’40s. She coined the term “reflexes” when referring to this therapy.
Foot reflexology can increase the blood flow to the part of the body being worked, which in turn increases the oxygen going to that part.
The increased blood flow helps take away toxins that build up in each cell of the body each day.
This brings more health and vitality to the region plus adds a sense of over-all well-being. When our feet feel good, we feel good!
Learn to do foot reflexology to help your family and friends feel better! Get help getting your body back to its’ natural state of health by teaching your family to do foot reflexology on you!
Please realize that foot reflexology is NOT a substitute for medical treatment, you are always encouraged to seek professional medical help when needed, however, this therapy can be used in conjunction with most treatments for most conditions.
Please, if being treated by a medical professional, get that professional’s permission before doing foot reflexology for that medical condition.
10 Apr 2013 1 Comment
Modul principal in care corpul tau scoate toxinele afara este prin ficat. Ficatul detoxifiaza si curata corpul filtrand in mod continuu sangele si inlaturand astfel otravurile care intra in corp prin tractul digestiv, sistemul respirator sau prin piele.
Dar in momentul in care ficatul devine suprasolicitat si obosit din cauza expunerii excesive la toxine, intreg sistemul corpului tau poate cadea in dezechilibru iar sanatatea iti poate fi serios compromisa.
“Miile de enzime care sunt responsabile pentru aproape toate activitatile corpului sunt construite in ficat”, spune doctorul Karl Maret, despre importanta sanatatii vibrante a ficatului. „Functionarea buna a ochilor, inimii, creierului, incheieturilor si a rinichilor sunt toate dependente de o buna functionare a ficatului”
“Daca ficatul este in incapacitate de a construi chiar si numai una dintre miile de enzime de care corpul are nevoie , apare o disfunctionalitate in functiile corpului ceea ce rezulta intr-un mai mare stres metabolic.”
Asa ca iata sapte alimente importante pe care ar fi bine sa le incorporezi in dieta ta daca iti doresti sa ai un ficat sanatos.
Usturoiul, grapefruit-ul, ceaiul verde si verdeturile ajuta in detoxifiere
Usturoiul contine numerosi compusi care contin sulf ce activeaza enzimele responsabile pentru eliminarea toxinelor din corp. Aceasta ruda bulboasa a cepei contine de asemenea alicina si seleniu, doi nutrienti puternici care ajuta la protejarea ficatului si care ajuta in procesul dedetoxifiere.
Grapefruit-ul este bogat in vitamina C naturala si antioxidanti , care ajuta in detoxifierea ficatului. La fel ca si usturoiul, grapefruit-ul contine compusi care incurajeaza productia de enzime responsabile pentru detoxifiere. Contine de asemenea un compus flavonoid numit narigenin care determina ficatul sa arda grasimea in loc sa o stocheze.
Ceaiul verde este plin de catechine, un fel de antioxidanti din plante despre care s-a demonstrat ca elimina acumularile de grasimi de pe ficat. Aceasta puternica bautura protejeaza de asemenea ficatul impotriva toxinelor care, altfel, s-ar putea acumula si ar putea creea probleme serioase de sanatate.
Verdeturile precum : spanacul, patrunjdelul, papadiile, kale, salatele etc, contin numerosi compusi care neutralizeaza metalele grele, care pot fi o povara mare pentru ficat. Acestea elimina de asemenea pesticidele si ierbicidele din corp.
Avocado, nuci si turmeric pentru o detoxifiere eficienta si regenerarea ficatului
Bogate in compusi producatori de glutationa, fructele de avocado, ajuta la sanatatea ficatului protejandu-l impotriva supra incarcarii de toxine si marindu-i capacitatea de detoxifiere. Unele cercetari au aratat ca daca mananci unul sau doi avocado pe saptamana pentru cel putin 30 de zile iti poti repara ficatul bolnav.
Nucile contin nivele mari de l-arginina, un aminoacid, glutationa si acizi grasi omega 3 si ajuta la detoxifierea ficatului de amoniac, care este un mare pericol pentru sanatate. Nucile ajuta de asemenea la oxigenarea sangelui, iar extractele din acestea sunt des folosite in formule de detoxifiere a ficatului.
Turmericul, unul dintre cele mai puternice alimente pentru mentinerea unui ficat sanatos, a fost demonstrat ca ajuta ficatul sa lupte impotriva toxinelor dar chiar si sa isi regenereze celulele. Turmericul incurajeaza de asemenea productia naturala de bila si imbunatateste functionarea acesteia, alt organ purificator al corpului.
O operatiune complexa de detoxifiere
Este foarte important sa intelegem ca o parte importanta a detoxifierii ficatului consta intr-o alimentatie si un stil de viata sanatoase. Pentru ca ficatul sa apuce sa aibe sansa de a se detoxifia trebuie intrerupt asaltul toxinelor si a substantelor nenaturale care patrund in fluxul sanguin. Astfel in momentul in care ii se da sansa corpul incepe sa se refaca, sa se repare, sa se regenereze. Sfatul meu este sa reduceti cat mai mult sau sa inlaturati definitiv din alimentatia voastra orice alimente de provenienta animala, uleiuri si grasimi procesate, hidrogenate, gatite, bauturile carbogazoase, produsele de patiserie, sarea iodata, zaharul alb si faina alba. Pe langa toate acestea , alcoolul, cafeaua si tutunul sunt toate alimente toxice nu numai pentru ficat dar pentru intreg organismul.
Ocupati-va timpul cu lucruri care va fac placere si va aduc bucurie in suflet. Concetrati-va pe ganduri frumoase, pozitive , fiti recunoscatori, fiti iubitori si zambiti !
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