Saturday, October 22, 2005

Control those Cravings

If you are like any other person on the face of the planet, you have cravings for sweet foods.
To help with these cravings, you can use Normoglycaemia to help normalize your blood glucose levels.
This supplement is very rich in magnesium, B Vitamins, and Chromium and has been proven successful for many years.

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Health tips for Puffy Eyes

If you battle with puffy eyes or dark circles that make you look worn out, do not feel alone.
This is actually a very common complaint that can be treated easily.
By using a mixture of Vitamin C ester and alpha-lipoic acid eye therapy, you will find that this antibiotic helps reduce this puffiness.

Remedies For Puffy Eyes

* Take a metal spoon and run it under cold water. Place the metal on the puffy area for at least 60 seconds.

* Apply hemorrhoid cream (look for brands that contain ingredients of yeast and shark's liver oil) to the puffy area. Insiders have known for years that in just the way it gets the swelling out of that other area, it works the same way for the face.

* Thin cucumber slices used as compresses over closed eyes will relieve sore, puffy eyes.

* A black tea bag soaked in cold water on each eye for ten minutes will reduce swelling caused by fluid retention. Gently press from inner to outer corners to hasten drainage.

* Avoid salty foods, which cause the under eye area (and the rest of your body) to hold fluid.

* Elevate your head when you sleep, to keep fluid from settling around your eyes.

Quick Tips :
A quick and easy way to help ease puffiness or bags around the eyes can be as simple as placing warm tea bags (preferably Chamomile, since it has wonderful soothing properties) or try placing sliced cucumbers on the eyes for about 10 minutes. Also, using an eye gel that has plant extracts in it can also nourish the skin, giving it back some elasticity.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Family History

If you are not sure what your family history is in relation to health, now is a good time to find out.

This can be especially true if you are adopted or disconnected from immediately family members.

There might be certain types of cancer, diabetes, asthma, or other illnesses that you could get a jump on if you knew they were prevalent in your family.

Once you discover any risks, talk with your physician for recommendations.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

About Sodium

As a way of reducing blood pressure, which is bad on the heart, reduce the amount of sodium (salt) you intake.

You may be thinking of table salt but you should know that many canned vegetables, soups, even soda, are very high in sodium.

Look at your labels and try to cut back on processed foods.

If you have a craving for salt, switch to natural seasoning and just a little salt.

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Benefits of Green Tea for health and weight loss

Health Benefits of Green Tea

There are four primary polyphenols in green tea and they are often collectively referred to as catechins.

Powerful antioxidants, catechins have been shown in recent studies to fight viruses, slow aging, and have a beneficial effect on health. Clinical tests have shown that catechins destroy free radicals and have far-reaching positive effects on the entire body.

Free radicals are highly reactive molecules and fragments of molecules that can damage the body at the cellular level leaving the body susceptible to cancer, heart disease, and many other degenerative diseases.

EGCG is a potent antioxidant.

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This antioxidant has twice the benefits of resveratrol, found in red wine.

Special Benefits of Green Tea

- Reduces high blood pressure. Drinking green tea represses angiotensin II which leads to high blood pressure.

- Lowers blood sugar. Green tea polyphenols and polysaccharides are effective in lowering blood sugar.

- Fights cancer. There have been many studies that have shown that green tea catechins are effective at preventing cancer.

Green tea also boosts the immune system because of its high concentrations of polyphenols and flavenoids.

Studies have shown that adding green tea to your daily diet provides several health benefits to include the metabolizing of fat, ease of digestion, and is a good source of flavonoids.

Another benefit is that tea is a form of natural diuretic, which is very mild and not harmful.

Green Tea and Weight Loss

Green tea antioxidants have been shown to lower cholesterol.

If you drink green tea you can-

- Lower cholesterol

- Increase Thermogenesis (the body's rate of burning calories)

- Enhance fat oxidation

Green tea weight loss benefits - it burns fat naturally and increases metabolism
Green tea contains high concentrations of catechin polyphenols. These compounds work with other chemicals to intensify levels of fat oxidation and thermogenesis, where heat is created in the body by burning fuels such as fat. Drinking Japanese green tea regularly will increase your metabolism and help burn fat safely and naturally.

Green tea can lower cholesterol and increase energy expenditure
Green tea also causes carbohydrates to be released slowly, preventing sharp increases in blood-insulin levels. This promotes the burning of fat.

Drinking green tea can facilitate weight loss by effecting glucose
Weight is gained as excess sugars and fats are stored in the body as fat cells. Green tea catechins can help prevent obesity by inhibiting the movement of glucose in fat cells. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has been found to be especially effective. There is now good evidence that green tea catechins are related to reductions in body fat.

EGCG is a powerful antioxidant with positive qualities but a balanced diet and exercise, lots of it, are of paramount importance to any weight reduction program.

Green Tea vs Black Tea

Which tea is better - green tea or black tea? As we all know, green tea is a very powerful weapon against several illnesses. But how about black tea? Do we also get health benefits from it?

Black tea does have several health benefits but they are not nearly as wide-ranging and powerful as those of green tea.

But what makes green tea more beneficial than black tea ?

The answer is "catechins"! Catechins are green tea's main ingredient containing eight times more than black tea. Catechins are, by the way, the one responsible for green tea's amazing health benefits.

Bottom line is that the more catechins a tea has, the better it is for your general health.

Unfortunately, these catechins are mostly oxidized into theaflavins and thearubigens during the manufacture of black tea.

Theaflavins and thearubigens do have some of their own health benefits, but they can’t compare with the wide-ranging effects of green tea’s catechins, particularly the powerful EGCG.

While a cup of black tea contains about 5- 10 mg of the powerful catechin EGCG, a cup of green tea contains more than eight times than amount, or 40-90 mg.

Although green and black teas came from the same plant - Camellia Sinensis, what makes them different from each other in terms of taste and health benefits is the processing method.

When making green tea, processors lightly steam or gently heat the leaves to stop the oxidation process. This processing is so minimal that green tea can be consumed the same leaves are picked.

On the other hand, tea leaves designed to become black tea are allowed to oxidize and undergo considerably more processing, including a fermentation process that produces the dark-brown and even reddish color of black tea.

But the process used to make a black tea destroys compounds called polyphenols. It is the polyphenols that are responsible for the long list of health benefits of green tea.

Despite its stronger color and flavor, black tea cannot come close to green tea as far as health benefits are concerned.

Because green tea’s processing is as little as possible, green tea retains its original polyphenols.

Thursday, October 13, 2005


What are Flavonoids?

These are oestrogen-like compounds found in plants that act as hormone blockers any place in the body where there are excess hormones that could cause such cancers such as breast cancer.

Flavonoids are also strong antioxidants, which can be found fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages that have diverse beneficial biochemical and antioxidant effects.

Their dietary intake is quite high compared to other dietary antioxidants like vitamins C and E.

The antioxidant activity of flavonoids depends on their molecular structure, and structural characteristics of certain flavonoids found in hops and beer confer surprisingly potent antioxidant activity exceeding that of red wine, tea, or soy products.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Stick with Whole Wheat

Whole wheat is actually better for you.
It offers more fiber, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke,
cancer, diverticulosis, diabetes to name a few.

When possible, set aside the white flour and bread and reach for products
that are made from oats, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, rye, brown rice, millet,
and wheat.


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Make Time for Intimacy

If you are married, be sure to make time for intimacy in your relationship.

Sex is a great stress reducer and keeps a marriage happy.

Sex is healthy act that should be enjoyed.

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This might sound funny :)

When you finish with your bath or shower, you can actually help your body’s circulation and improvement in which lymph glands drain, all by the way that you towel off your body.

Very simply, when drying your arms and legs as well as torso, always towel away toward the groin for your legs and toward your armpits for the arms and torso.

Yes, this might sound funny, but studies have shown this works. :)

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Caffeine can dehydrate your body...

Caffeine can dehydrate your body so try to remove it from your daily intake.
This may require some weaning, but when done, you will feel better.
If you feel that you need something, instead of grabbing a cub of caffeinated coffee or soda, try drinking herbal tea.
Caffeine drinks such as coffee, tea and soft drinks containing caffeine, dehydrate the body (they pull water out of your system). Water is precious to the hepatitis patient. Your body needs water to flush out toxins that the hepatitis-compromised liver cannot metabolize.

Caffeine can also cause the loss of valuable nutrients, resulting in decreased levels of potassium and calcium, which are essential for heart muscle function and may cause tachycardia (rapid heart rate) or arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Caffeine intake can also result in decreased levels of vitamin B and C, magnesium, zinc and iron.

Caffeine is processed through the liver, metabolized, then eliminated from the body by the kidneys. However, caffeine metabolism is drastically slowed in cirrhosis. This slowing will cause the hepatitis patient to retain a higher caffeine concentration in the blood. Some tests for hepatitis measure the level of caffeine in your blood as an indicator of hepatic (liver) function because fasting caffeine levels are elevated in cirrhosis.

Caffeine can cause people with hepatitis to suffer from many unwanted side effects to the body’s system such as: headaches, nervousness, fatigue, diarrhoea, vertigo, urinary concentration and frequency, heartburn, insomnia, anxiety and overall restlessness.

Caffeine intake increases your body’s production of stomach acid and neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). High amounts of caffeine intake (or daily caffeine in liver compromised patients) can increase the risk of stomach or gastrointestinal complications, as well as anxiety and other physiological and neurological problems.

Hepatitis patients who are being treated for chronic fatigue, ulcers, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gastritis, adrenal exhaustion, migraines, depression, insomnia, or psychological conditions are at risk for detrimental effects from caffeine.

Caffeine intake totals (in all forms) should be very limited, for nutritional well being, as well as your liver’s health.

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Fragrance and Aging

If you want to do everything you can to age gracefully, you should avoid anything that has the perfumes or lotions of coconut oil and orange.

The reason is that these fragrances contain a substance called psoralen, which is known to speed up the aging process.

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Asthmatics and Sports

If you suffer from asthma, you already know that some sports should be avoided, depending on the severity.

If you have trouble on a daily basis and love sports, be encouraged to know that some sports are asthma-friendly and in fact, can be helpful in that they help make the lungs stronger.

These sports include swimming, cycling, and fishing, walking, and canoeing.

Again, check with your physician before getting involved with any sport if you have a health condition.

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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Spiritual Health : Meta-Programming

Meta-Programming: Rediscover the Higher Self

The most advanced approach to personal spiritual discovery and the enhancement of consciousness applies the techniques of 'Meta-Programming' - meaning "to transcend or rise above programming."

This is an in-depth exploration of the belief systems which make up the various facets of your personality, and therefore determine your identity (and hidden conflicting identities) and corresponding life goals. The intuitive wisdom of the emotions is accessed using simple biofeedback equipment, providing a path to full realization of the Higher Self - the spiritual power of life, love and truth.

You will find online a full introduction to the subject, which explains how it is possible for you to rediscover the Higher Self - that is, the real you. From the more objective, bird's-eye view which is the Higher Self, it becomes possible to rise above the programming imprinted by the experiences and cultural conditioning of your current lifetime and beyond, as well as the programs genetically inherited. These insights bring wisdom: acceptance and understanding. One is no longer limited to an ego-centric identity, in contrast to one's true potential of unlimited love, life and truth.

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Beware of Allergies/Reactions

Pay attention to what you eat.

With so many wonderful restaurants, trying new dishes is exciting and fun.

However, several foods are responsible for up to 90% of all allergy problems.

If you notice after eating certain foods you suffer from headaches, upset stomach, or other problems, make note, you could be having an allergic reaction.

The foods most likely the problem include eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, shellfish, and fish.

For children, the common foods include cow's milk, soy, eggs, and wheat.

Could the food you eat be causing you problems ?

Do you class yourself as having a 'cast iron' digestive system ? Or do you seem to have digestive problems after eating certain foods?

Much research has been carried out on foods and there is a belief in certain quarters that certain foods, eaten together, could be the cause of many potential dietary problems.

Of course, the reasons for dietary problems can be complex, but since we are organic beings, should we not be aware that eating foods, in any order, might just be the cause, or at least, part cause, of any health or dietary problems?

When you eat your food, your body has to digest it, but have you ever stopped to think whether different food combinations may be harder to digest than others?

Eating a large meal can make some people sleepy and lethargic (something a lot of us feel like at Christmas, after the Christmas day meal!). More interestingly, eating a smaller meal, for example, a sandwich, can create a similar effect, especially if it contained a protein filling. (A lazy British Earl with the surname of Sandwich invented this ubiquitous snack. He was not a dietician!)

This tiredness or lethargy after eating a meal is your body 'shutting down' while it concentrates on digesting the food (forget the Christmas alcohol for the moment).

But what happens when we are reasonably healthy and we eat, say a cheese sandwich or two ?

For some, there may be nothing noticeable. But there may be some people out there that wonder why they get indigestion, or feel tired, after a reasonably small lunch, and cannot figure out why.

More surprisingly, it has been shown that some people's allergies show improvement when food is eaten in a certain (correct?) order.

Why are so many babies intolerant to milk ? Milk is extremely hard to digest! You may think that your digestive system is not affected by milk, but are you 100% certain of this?

Some children suffer from Eczema in their early childhood, and then find that they 'grow out' of it. Later in life they then suffer from something else, like asthma. Could this just be a result of food intolerance over a long period of time?

Many people suffer from various health problems due to their body being unable to function as well as it should. Could part of this be due to unseen digestive problems ? Could your body be less efficient if it has difficulty in digesting the food that it is given? Could your health start to improve if you changed your eating habits?

Eating a mixture of foods, that may not be 'perfect partners', might not show an immediate adverse effect.

Medical problems aside, do you know whether your everyday diet is helping your body, or hindering it? Muesli, Brown bread, Healthy salads are all supposed to be healthy foods, but they can still make you tired! Why is this?

Although your diet may not be one of the 'High protein or 'High fibre' varieties, and you might believe you have a healthy balanced diet, could you still be eating your choice of foods in such a way that it is making digestion difficult for you?

We are what we eat. It seems that we may have to watch how we eat it.

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Breast Exams

Make sure you conduct regular breast examinations.

This can quickly and painlessly be done during your shower or lying down when going to bed.

Contact your primary physician or gynecologist for a free pamphlet showing the proper way this is done.

Taking proactive steps could save your life.

That's it.

Can A Women Protect Themselves From Breast Cancer ?

Chances are you know someone - a family member, colleague, or friend who has been affected by cancer. You'll want to learn more about prevention especially if you have a history of cancer in your family. There are over two hundred different types of cancer and the most common one for women is breast cancer. The lifetime probability of a woman developing breast cancer is 1 in 9. The good news is that it is possible for women to protect themselves from breast cancer. When breast cancer is discovered and treated early, the chances for recovery are better.

Every woman should know their own breasts so that any changes are noticed soon and can be reported to a physician. Knowing your breasts includes having a mammogram every two years if you are between the ages of 50 and 69 and getting a clinical breast exam by a doctor or trained health professional at least every two years from the age of 40. Regardless of age, all women should do their own monthly breast self-examination a few days after her period. When doing breast self-examination, things to look for include: puckering of the skin, the appearance of what is sometimes called 'orange peel skin', any place in your breasts that feels lumpy or harder than the rest and bleeding from the nipples or crusting.

It is important to note that most breast problems are not breast cancer and most lumps are not cancerous. When a lump is not cancerous it is referred to as 'benign'. A cancerous lump is called 'malignant'.

While there are no cures yet, researchers have discovered that a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent cancer. Since cancer is a disease that starts in our cells, everything we eat and are exposed to can affect them. Choose to be a non-smoker and avoid second-hand smoke. In regards to diet, choose a variety of lower fat, high fiber foods. Studies have shown that intake of total fat, saturated fat and meat are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Maintain a healthy body weight and limit alcohol consumption. Protect yourself from the sun. At home and at work, follow health and safety instructions when using hazardous materials. The link between an active lifestyle and breast cancer prevention is as yet unclear but general health is improved when regular exercise is an integral part of a person's lifestyle.

Taking care of ourselves is an ongoing commitment that requires self-discipline and knowledge. It is well worth the effort and you'll feel much better for it.

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Try Eating Something Spicy

Hot, spicy foods that contain curry, chilies, or other hot peppers such as cayenne, help to trigger endorphins.

These hormones are what make people feel good and well balanced.

In fact, endorphins are like a natural morphine that helps ease pain and provide a sense of well being.

The next time you are feeling a little down or have some minor pain, try eating something spicy.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Incredible Antioxidants

Ah, the sweet taste of fresh berries!

Berries are actually good for you and contain plant nutrients called anthocyanidins.
These are incredible antioxidants and some have high levels of resveratrol, which helps fight heart disease and cancer.

The next time you want something sweet, juicy, and good for you, reach for blueberries, grapes, or strawberries, and do not feel guilty!

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Aspirin or Ibuprofen ?

Both of these products can help in certain situations.

For example, aspirin is an analgesic, used for pain while ibuprofen is both an analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Therefore, the next time you have to deal with sore muscles after a good workout, remember that you can get some needed relief from these over the counter remedies.

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Weight Loss Supplement : Colvera

Colvera - Weight Loss Made Simple

Colvera is an all natural weight loss system that is designed to help your body process proteins effectively and help you build lean muscle naturally.

Colvera is a natural Collagen Protein Formula, which works as a nutritional supplement that safely and naturally assists the body in shedding extra body fat, sugar, and toxins.

Colvera does not stimulate, starve, or trick your body into losing weight. It simply supports your body's lean muscle tissue and fuels your body's natural mechanism in burning off excess fats and sugars much more efficiently.

In addition, Colvera will likely boost your energy and stamina as well as improve your sleeping habits.

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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Throw out the Scales

If you have bathroom scales, you should either get rid of them or put them away for a while.
Weight does not accurately reflect the level of your fitness.
If you should be measuring anything, it should be body fat, not the weight.

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