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Calcium: Believe The Hype, It Works

Calcium: Believe The Hype, It Works Calcium has been recommended and widely accepted as an essential mineral for bone and skeletal health and numerous body functions-regulating heartbeat, conducting nerve impulses, stimulating hormonal secretions and clotting the blood. Now, some conflicting and potentially misleading research is threatening to negate the efficacy of this vital mineral. One factor that the study, published by the Women's Health The initiative, got right was that the government's recommended daily dosage is necessary to receive the benefits associated with calcium consumption and supplementation. Yet more than half of the study participants did not adhere to the recommended calcium supplementation, making improvements in bone density a nearly impossible result. Meanwhile, those that did comply experienced a whopping 29 percent lower risk of hip fractures. Americans, both young and old, are failing to meet calcium intake requirements and the inciden

Seven Ways To Make An Alkaline Diet Benefit You

7 Ways to Make An Alkaline Diet Benefit You The premise of an alkaline diet is that the nutrients found in supplements, alkalizing foods, and water can bring the body back to balance. These vitamins, minerals, and herbs infuse the body with new energy, vitality, and better health. Alkaline foods and water must be consumed in order to provide nutrients the body needs to neutralize acids and toxins in the blood, lymph, tissues, and cells. When pH balance inside the body is ‘out of balance’   the body tries to correct that sensitive pH balance. That process shows up as uncomfortable symptoms,   including colds, flues, allergies, diseases, viruses, and bacteria. When the pH level in our body is unbalanced, almost any area of the body can be affected. For example, when the nervous system is affected as the result of an unbalanced pH balance it shows up in the form of the depression. When the cardiovascular  system is effected we could have heart disease or experience oth

Seven Reasons To Grow Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

7 Reasons to Grow Your own organic vegetable garden During the last decades, there has been a change towards mechanization and homogenization of farming, which uses pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, and mass-production techniques. All this is clearly affecting mankind's health, and new diseases are spreading rapidly amongst humans and animals (bird's flu being the most recent one). The World Health Organization produces reports to show how the use of chemicals and other products on food, coupled with the manufacturing processes involved, are actually a threat to our health. If you have space for a few pots or even a small piece of land, it is a wise decision to grow your own organic vegetable garden. Today I'm presenting you with seven reasons for doing this: 1. You will have no additives in your vegetables. Research by organic food associations have shown that additives in our food can cause heart diseases, osteoporosis, migraines, an

22 Reasons To Drink Mangosteen Juice

22 Reasons To Drink Mangosteen Juice A coworker of mine at work brought in a mangosteen supplement drink and she was selling it for $30 (her price) for a 25 fl oz bottle.  She also gave me information and these 22 reasons why everyone should be drinking mangosteen juice: 1. Prevents hardening of the arteries 2. Protects the heart muscle 3. Anti-Parkinson, anti-Alzheimer and other forms of dementia 4. Anti-depressant 5. Prevents and arrest fungus 6. Prevents bacterial infections 7. Viral fighters and prevention of infections 8. Prevents gum disease 9. Anti-diarrheal 10. Lowers fevers 11. Eye care-prevents glaucoma and cataracts 12. Pansystemic - a synergistic effect on the whole body 13. Energy boosters - anti-fatigue 14. Anti-aging 15. Weight loss ( I'll drink to this!) 16. Lowers blood fat (what the heck, I didn't know there is fat in our blood!) 17. Anti-tumor benefits 18. Cancer: Mangosteen helps in the prevention of cancer with its

10 Possible Causes Of The Obesity Epidemic

10 Possible Causes of the Obesity Epidemic It's well accepted that reduced physical activity and fast food are linked to obesity. But the evidence that these are the main causes of obesity is largely circumstantial. To stimulate debate, experts suggest 10 other possible causes of obesity, outlined in the International Journal of Obesity.    1. Sleep debt. Getting too little sleep can increase body weight. Today, many get less shut-eye than ever.    2. Pollution. Hormones control body weight. And many of today's pollutants affect our hormones.    3. Air conditioning. You have to burn calories if your environment is too hot or too cold for comfort. But more people than ever live and work in temperature-controlled homes and offices.    4. Decreased smoking. Smoking reduces weight. People smoke much less than they used to.    5. Medicine. Many different drugs including contraceptives, steroid hormones, diabetes drugs, some antidepressants, and blood pressure drugs

Protimefit's 11 Ways To Get More Anitoxidants Into Your Diet

Protimefit’s 11 Ways To Get More Antioxidants Into Your Diet It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy, and improve heart and other organ health. Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, the primary sources of antioxidants. Experts recommend a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, but say getting 7-10 servings is best. There are 10 steps to getting more antioxidants into your diet. 1.Breakfast Breakfast doesn’t have to be a hurried toaster tart on the way out the door. Throw some strawberries, 100% juice, and yogurt into a blender; pour your delicious mixture into a cup and head out the door. You’ve just added one to three servings of fruits to your daily intake. Or throw some berries ont

Protimefit's 12 Steps To Improving Your Health

Protimefit’s 12 Steps To Improving Your Health Many of us make health-related resolutions, such as to lose weight, stop smoking, or join the neighborhood health club. While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more for our health. "Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine," says James O. Hill, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. "They are less overwhelming than a big, sudden change." Here are 12 to try: 1. Keep an eye on your weight and work on making sure you are not gaining extra lbs. Even if you gain just a pound or two every year, the extra weight adds up quickly. 2. Take more small steps. Use a pedometer to count your daily steps; then add 2,000, the equivalent of one extra mile. Keep adding steps, 1,000 to 2,000 each month or so, until you take 10,000 steps on most days. 3. Eat breakfast. Breakf

Detoxification is necessary for optimal health

Due to our modern lifestyles which includes the consumption of an abundance of mostly processed foods that have been exposed to pesticides and other chemicals, detoxing on a regular schedule is recommended. Live well!

Autophagy:The Body's Anti-aging process

Autophagy: The body's Anti-aging process Autophagy is how the body removes and recycles dangerous, and damaged organelles and particles, as well as pathogens, from inside cells, thus aiding your immune system and greatly reducing your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, chronic inflammation, osteoarthritis, and neurological disorders such as depression and dementia. Autophagy makes us physiologically more efficient by getting rid of defective parts, promoting healthy metabolism, stopping cancerous growths, and preventing metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity --- which means that by boosting your body's autophagy, you dampen inflammation, slow down the aging process, reduce your risk of developing certain diseases, and optimize your biological function. The autophagy process is activated by intermittent fasting and calorie restriction. Intermittent fasting and calorie restriction turn up the autophagy dial, increasing protein turnover and cellular repai

Terrific Turmeric

A growing number of alternative health care practitioners and medical doctors recommend turmeric for its ability to fight inflammation. Turmeric requires combining with other ingredients to increase its bioavailability, such as black pepper, coconut oil, and quercetin to help your body absorb it better. Turmeric is a great addition in many recipes including, curries, poultry, fish, and smoothies. Live well!

Broccoli has anti-inflammatory properties

Broccoli is a powerhouse vegetable with the ability to prevent inflammation. Broccoli is also loaded with fiber, and immune-boosting antioxidants such as vitamin c. It's a cruciferous vegetable, which the Arthritis Foundation identifies as excellent for fighting inflammation. Live well!

Your doctor is a great resource

Although most people see their physicians yearly, patients sometimes omit critical information that may be helpful in giving the physician a clearer picture of there health.  Remember your doctor is a great resource, so be prepared to ask questions and volunteer information.  In some cases, it is helpful to have a friend or partner with you during the visit. Remember to help your doctor by providing as much information as possible. Best wishes.

Fasting is a great way to improve your health

Fasting has been around for hundreds of years but science is just starting to recognize the many benefits. Intermittent fasting is a variation of fasting that requires eating within a window of time and then abstaining from food for 8-16 hours. Some of the many benefits of fasting are listed below.