Omega-3 for Healthy Heart, Body and Mind

The Many Benefits of Omega-3sources-of-omega-3

Promotes and Enhances Cardiovascular Health
Omega-3 helps reduce serum LDL “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising HDL “good” cholesterol. It also promotes smoother, healthier and more elastic blood vessels, reduces the build-up of cholesterol-laden plaque in arteries and helps prevent clot formation that blocks the blood vessels. This greatly reduces the risk of fatal heart attacks or strokes.

Relieves Aching Joints
Omega-3’s anti-inflammatory actions help to reduce pain and swelling, and relieve discomfort in arthritic joints. Clinical studies reported decreased morning stiffness, reduced tender and swollen joints and less fatigue

Improves Concentration & Alleviates Stress
DHA is an essential component of brain cell membranes and is crucial for brain health. It facilitates the transmission of chemical messages between brain cells for efficient communication. Regular intake of Omega-3 not only boosts learning power, memory and concentration, but also greatly alleviates stress, enhances mood and is beneficial for people with hectic lifestyles.

Alleviates Migraine Related Headaches
Clinical studies indicate that Omega-3 helps to regulate the production of “bad” prostaglandins that cause pain and inflammation. It also helps to improve blood flow to the brain by making the blood less sticky. This reduces the frequency, severity and duration of migraine headaches. Omega-3 is recommended by the American National Headache Foundation.

Encourages Healthy Youthful Skin
Omega-3 is vital for moist, healthy skin. It strengthens the delicate membrane that surrounds each cell to allow proper nourishment and waste removal. It encourages the production of stronger collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, which helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and lift sagging skin. Omega-3 deficiency is often the cause of dry coarse skin, thick patches of skin, cracked heels, eczema, psoriasis, acne, blackheads and whiteheads.

Health Conditions Linked with Omega-3 Deficiency

  • Vision problems, including dry, sensitive eyes and failing vision
  • Heart disease, including high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack
  • Joint and muscular pains, like arthritis
  • Forgetfulness, poor concentration
  • Irritability, depression and mood swings
  • Learning disabilities, including dyslexia and ADHD (attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder)
  • Dry skin, hair and nails, including “chicken skin” texture on the back of arms, cracked heels or fingertips, psoriasis, eczema, brittle or soft and weak nails
  • Low energy, frequent tiredness, lack of stamina
  • Poor wound healing
  • Frequent infections
  • Some cancers, including prostate cancer

Fish is a good source of Omega-3 because it supplies valuable EPA and DHA in a form readily used by our bodies, but unfortunately today, many shallow tide fish have low Omega-3 content and the deep sea fish that are rich in Omega-3 (salmon, sprat, herring and tuna) are filled with rising levels of heavy metals, mercury, dioxins, PCB and other contaminants. These contaminants are highly toxic to the human body and may affect the nervous system. Supplementing with a safe and reliable source of deep-sea Omega-3 that has been purified using molecular distillation is your safest best for ensuring sufficient quantities of Omega-3.

Not all Fish Oils are the same
Not all fish oils provide equal concentrations of Omega-3. Each 1000mg softgel capsule of concentrated fish oil supplement should provide at least 500mg Omega-3 with 300mg of EPA and 200mg of DHA like ours. “Cheaper” variants usually come with a much lower Omega-3 content. Also, a molecularly distilled Omega-3, free from heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and other contaminants is a safer choice compared to cheaper non-molecularly distilled variants.

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Studies and clinical trials have confirmed the wide-ranging health benefits of Omega-3 including the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, poor memory, joint ailments and certain types of cancer.

Our bodies consist of trillions of cells, with each cell working continuously day and night to enable the body to perform many tasks. Omega-3 contains the EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) that is needed for our well being at the most basic cellular level. A deficiency of these vital nutrients will reduce cell membrane permeability, causing inefficient transportation of oxygen and nutrients into the cells, and poor removal of toxins out from cells–leading to cell deterioration and health problems.

Omega-3 is also important because it is needed by our bodies to produce prostaglandins, leukotrienes and lipoxins – needed for regulating all biological functions, including those of the cardiovascular, immune, brain and nervous systems.


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Cordyceps – A Natural Immune Booster

What is Cordyceps Sinensis?

If you are looking for a supplement that can give you a surge in energy, strengthen vital body functions and help promote longevity, then the new and improved Oriyen Cordyceps Sinensis may be the one for you.

History and Background

Cordyceps sinensis, also known as Dong Chong Xiao Cao or “winter worm, summer plant”, has been used for over a thousand years as a superior tonic for numerous health complaints. It has even received international acclamation after a group of Chinese runners broke NINE world records in the 1993 Germany World Outdoor Track and Field Championships, an achievement the coach attributed to the runners’ regular consumption of Cordyceps.

cordycepsThe benefits of Cordyceps were first discovered 1,500 years ago when cowherds up in the Tibetan mountains observed their cattle becoming more energetic and friskier after eating this tiny mushroom. Since then, this magical healing “mushroom” has been used as one of the most effective tonics for many health problems. It helps to strengthen the body, improve organ functions, boost body resistance and promote longevity.

Strengthens Lungs & Soothes Respiratory Problems
According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Cordyceps invigorates the ‘lung meridian’, hence, it is commonly prescribed for asthma, coughs, weak lungs, wheezing, and shortness of breath and to reduce phlegm. It also helps to strengthen the respiratory tract which offers a significant endurance-boosting benefit to those who perform strenuous, physical work (e.g. hard labour, sports or high-intensity exercise).

Fights Fatigue & Alleviates Stress
Cordyceps greatly improves energy and endurance, helps fight fatigue or extreme tiredness, and alleviates the negative effects of stress. It is a great tonic for anyone who leads a very busy or stressful lifestyle and needs extra energy as it also improves sleep patterns, aids proper transportation of nutrients in the body, and boosts cellular oxygenation.

Boosts Sex Life
Considered one of the best natural aphrodisiacs available, Cordyceps has a more profound effect in strengthening the sexual function than other popular sexual tonics. Traditionally, Cordyceps is used as a remedy for sexual dysfunction in males, especially for erectile dysfunction, impotence and infertility. It fortifies the kidney channel and effectively improves libido, sexual desire and performance, physical endurance and energy. In fact, studies performed at Beijing Medical University reported a 64% success rate among men suffering from impotence.

Promotes Longevity & Prevents Premature Ageing
Cordyceps is a popular traditional anti-ageing tonic for body rejuvenation and to promote longevity. It restores strength after physical or mental exertion. Studies confirmed that Cordyceps increases the activities of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant in the body, to quench free radicals that cause premature ageing and other common degenerative diseases.

Prevents Cardiovascular Problems
Cordyceps has been shown to lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol) while increasing HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels. It also helps to prevent the oxidation of LDL and “thins” the blood to prevent plaque or clot formation that may block the blood vessels.

Strengthens The Immune System
Traditionally, Cordyceps has been used to strengthen the body’s defences against infections, and recent clinical studies confirmed that it is a potent immune booster. It stimulates the production of immune cells such as the macrophages, lymphocytes, T helper cells and interleukin in the body. Cordyceps is also an exceptional immune-regulator, as it increases the activity of “underactive” immune cells while suppressing the “overactive” ones.

Can Children Take Cordyceps?
Yes, for children over the age of 2. Parents have been giving Cordyceps to their asthmatic children for ages. Oriyen Cordyceps are made with children in mind. The capsule size is much smaller, making it easier for children to swallow. Furthermore, each capsule provides PURE Cordyceps without any other herbs that parents may be hesitant to give their young children.

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  • Pure. No additional herbs – can be given to children
  • Smaller capsule size. Easier to swallow
  • Hassle-free. Quick. Don’t need time-consuming double boiling
  • More economical and affordable

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Acai – Is There any Nutritional Value?

Super Fruit: Brazil’s little acai berry packs a big nutritional punch

By Melissa Heckscher, Staff Writer, Sambazon

Article Last Updated: 05/12/2008 06:18:44 PM PDT

Move over, pomegranate.

Take a seat, mangosteen.

There’s a new “superfruit” in town and it’s called acai.

Pronounced ah-SIGH-ee, this Brazilian berry is being infused into seemingly everything, from juices and smoothies to cereal and nutrition bars.

And it’s no wonder. Acai is touted as having up to 30 times the antioxidant power of red wine, as well as large amounts of protein, amino acids, trace minerals, dietary fiber and phytosterols – all important in promoting cardiovascular, muscular and digestive health.

In fact, Dr. Nicholas Perricone, author of “The Perricone Promise: Look Younger – Live Longer in Three Easy Steps” (Grand Central Publishing, 2003), has called acai the No. 1 “superfood.” Other foods on his list of “Top 10 Superfoods” include barley, lentils, buckwheat, hot peppers and kefir.

“Acai contains high amounts of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories,” Perricone said via e-mail. “Both qualities maintain cell health.”

The acai berry is about the size of a blueberry but is tart and slightly chocolaty in flavor. It grows high atop Amazon palm trees and historically has been used in Brazil to treat digestive disorders and skin conditions.

U.S. studies are promising. A 2006 University of Florida study found that acai berries may destroy cancer cells.

According to Stephen Talcott, assistant professor with the university’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, extracts from acai berries triggered a self-destruct response in cultured human cancer cells. The response happened in 86 percent of leukemia cells tested.Talcott warned, however, that the study doesn’t prove that eating or drinking acai will prevent or cure cancer.

“This was a only a cell culture model, and we don’t want to give anyone false hope,” Talcott said in a statement. “We are encouraged by the findings, however. Compounds that show good activity against cancer cells in a model system are most likely to have beneficial effects in our bodies.”

The food industry has responded accordingly.

Leading the pack is California-based Sambazon, one of the first to publicly market acai products outside of Brazil.

Formed in 2001 by Southern California surfer Ryan Black and his brother Jeremy, Sambazon – which stands for Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon – is now responsible for about 80 percent of the acai imported into the United States.

Other companies have jumped on the bandwagon. Campbell Soup Co. recently released an acai blend of its V8 Fusion drinks; Haagen-Dazs has an Acai Berry Sorbet; and Luctor International, makers of Van Gogh Vodka, launched the first acai-flavored vodka in 2007.

Of course, nutritionists say acai is no panacea.

“It’s definitely a healthful food,” said Andrea Giancol, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. “Is it a miracle cure? Probably not.”

The American Cancer Society recommends eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day to help prevent cancer. In general, those with the most color – green, red, yellow and orange – have the most nutrients.

“Any vegetable or fruit that scores high in antioxidants is going to be valuable,” said Carolyn Katzin, a nutritionist and spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society. “There is no magic bullet. There is no magic food.”

There is one thing for sure: The growing popularity of the acai berry is good for the Amazon rain forest, since acai farming can provide a sustainable alternative to logging, cattle farming and other industries that cause deforestation.

Sambazon, for instance, buys its acai directly from farmers who, in turn, agree to designate part of their land as ecological reserves.

And the Los Angeles-based Bossa Nova acai beverage company recently teamed up with the Rainforest Alliance to preserve one Amazon tree for every bottle of acai sold.

… meet the other superfruits


pomegranateWhat is it: An apple-size red fruit – the name comes from Latin “pomum” (apple) and “granatus” (seeded) – native to the Himalayas, pomegranates are a tart but sweet fruit containing clusters of small edible seeds.

>Sold as: Juices, whole fruits, seeds. >Benefits: Contains almost three times the antioxidant levels of green tea or red wine. Studies on mice and humans show pomegranates may help lower cholesterol.



gojiWhat is it: A small red berry commonly used in Asian cultures for herbal soups and teas.

>Sold as: Dried whole fruits, juice, powder..

>Benefits: High in amino acids and trace minerals, and a rich source of beta-carotene and vitamin C.


mangosteenWhat is it: A plum-size red fruit that comes from the mangosteen tree native to Southeast Asia.

>Sold as: Whole fruit, juice, powder.

>Benefits: Rich in xanthones (highly potent antioxidants). Contains compounds said to have antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Melissa Heckscher

Acai – Where Does It Come From?

LA Times: Acai has gone from staple of the Amazon to global wonder-berry

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 21, 2008

It’s been touted for its antioxidant properties and green pedigree, but now some worry that the fruit’s surging popularity could spell trouble for the rain forest.
BELEM, BRAZIL — A frenzy overtakes the teeming harbor here as a wooden-hulled riverboat chugs into port.

“It’s here!” cries an expectant buyer, one of many shoving his way toward the craft in a sweaty mercantile crush. “The gold! The purple gold!”

The cargo is acai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE), the unassuming fruit of a jungle palm that has gone from Amazonian staple to global wonder-berry: a much-hyped ingredient in smoothies, sorbets, nutrition bars and countless trendy treats from L.A. to London to Tokyo.

Acai’s cachet derives not only from the berry’s antioxidant traits and supposed Viagra-like powers of vitality, but from its green pedigree: It has been acclaimed as a renewable resource that provides a sustainable livelihood for tens of thousands of subsistence harvesters without damaging the expanses of the Amazon. Because of acai, the jungle is more valuable standing than felled.

With acai a global sensation, however, some fear the berry’s runaway success may spell trouble for the rain forest — a prospect that dismays even the Southern California brothers who are credited with launching the craze in the U.S.

International conglomerates are elbowing their way into the acai trade, while traditional cultivators are intensifying production at the expense of other trees. Conservationists worry that acai could succumb to the destructive agribusiness model: clear-cut lands, sprawling plantations and liberal application of pesticides and fertilizer.

“There’s a kind of ‘green deforestation’ to plant acai,” says Alfredo Homma, agronomist with the Brazilian Company for Agricultural Research, a publicly funded institute. “They don’t bring down all the trees and leave the area deforested. They bring down diverse forests and replace them with one single culture — acai.”

An everyday food

In the stifling Amazon delta, acai is less a hip superfood than a poor man’s staple: Downtown Belem even features an acai drive-in.

Many people here eat acai every day, typically as an accompaniment to river fish or sprinkled with toasted cassava, a widely consumed tuber. Fresh acai, served at room temperature, is a tart, earthier version of the frozen, pasteurized and inevitably sweetened incarnation marketed abroad.

“It makes you grow,” says Vital Vieira, who owns one of the many retail storefronts where acai berries are shelled, separating the large, inedible seed from the prized pulp and purple skin.

The slender acai palm typically thrives on the margins of the forest — along rivers and streams, where some sunlight filters through the canopy. For generations, men such as Domingos Bravo Rosa have harvested the berry in the dense forests across the river from downtown Belem, a onetime rubber boomtown that is now the capital of the Amazonian state of Para.

“We don’t destroy the forest,” says Rosa, 44, a lifetime acai harvester like his father before him, as he maneuvers his boat to his home on nearby Combu island. Rosa knows where to find the acai; a single palm is often hidden among a score or more of other trees. He hires two harvesters, who must shimmy up and down palms sometimes 60 feet or more in height, a dangerous job.

“Acai has allowed my family to live well,” he says. An electric generator powers a stereo and two TVs in his family’s two homes. This is a rain-forest clan with five cellphones.

A different model of acai harvesting is found on neighboring Murutucu island. Here, Ben-Hur Borges, a forest engineer turned acai entrepreneur, proudly displays the 1,350 acres of elegant groves that supply his firm, Amazon Fruit, a major exporter of acai to the United States and Europe.

The rows of acai trees stand in sharp contrast to the occasional palms that Rosa and others seek out in the jungle. Here, small rail cars carry harvested acai on wooden tracks to Amazon Fruit’s processing and freezing plant.

The sprawling plantation resembles the kind of acai “mono-culture” that is anathema to conservationists. But Borges argues that his success demonstrates how more than one version of acai production can thrive, with both environmental and social benefits. He says his hard work draining and reshaping the island brought back a “degraded” forest — the fate of much of the Amazon, which has been ravaged by loggers, developers and cattle ranchers.

“When we got here, we found only riverside peoples living on an island where everything that could be reaped had already been taken away,” says Borges, who began developing the island 13 years ago. “There was no acai, no timber, nothing. There were bushes and trees with no economic value. . . . We enriched and rebuilt the island, with an emphasis on acai.

“Acai,” he concludes, “is the ideal native plant to help rebuild degraded forests.”

California link
Acai might not be such a global sensation today were it not for a pair of Southern California brothers, Ryan and Jeremy Black, who co-founded Sambazon, based in San Clemente. The company now boasts sales of $25 million a year in juices, powders and other acai products. But it all started with a surfing trip.

Ryan Black returned from a millennium-marking surfing visit to Brazil blown away by acai. In the 1990s, acai had spread from the Amazon to become a staple in surfer shacks, juice joints and weightlifting clubs along the heavily populated Brazilian coast. Now it’s a common sight at major supermarkets and health food emporiums the world over. Among the retail chains selling acai products are Whole Foods Market, Vons, Albertsons, Gelson’s Markets, Jamba Juice and Juice It Up.

This year, Black says, Sambazon plans to process 11,000 tons of acai from its Brazilian production base, making it the world’s leading supplier.

All of it comes from individuals such as Rosa picking the fruit from wild acai palms, according to the Black brothers, who have won praise internationally as “green” business pioneers.

“The whole idea is to protect the biodiversity of the forest,” Ryan Black says. “The idea is not to clear-cut everything on the land and plant acai trees.”

But a growing concentration of acai plantings amid rising demand has Black worried about a “dangerous cycle”: transformation of bio-diverse forests into proliferating stretches of acai palms. That means removing other tree species to make way for acai. His hope is that consumer preference for certified organic acai, picked in the wild, will help preserve the forest and support harvesting families.

“We want to look back [in] 20 years and see that acai has been a positive force in the Amazon,” Black says, “not just a fruit that became domesticated and found success at the price of the local people and their environment.”


Special correspondents Pedro Varela in Belem and Marcelo Soares in Sao Paulo contributed to this report.

Flex Mini – User Reviews

Does the Flex Mini work?

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John Porcari, PHD, Professor of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse put a number of Electronic Muscle Stimulation products to the test. It was found that the flex mini gave the best results. In fact…

So THERE IS NO DOUBT, it has been clinically proven, but what do people who have bought and used the product say?

Remember that all Flex Mini® orders come with their famous guarantee so you have nothing to lose by trying our awesome system. Any order can be returned for a 100% refund within 60 days from the date you place your order. No questions asked.

Who Should Use It?

  • Casual Exercisers
  • Fitness Enthusiasts who are already in great shape
  • Executives who don’t have time to make it to the gym
  • New Mothers wanting to get their bodies back
  • Anyone that wants more attractive butt and thighs

“So Simple-So Why Not?  Using the Flex Products couldn’t be more convenient and 100% of users say it works and 92% of users say is easy to fit in with their daily routine. No trips to the gym, no walks in the rain, no pricey exercise classes…just any time, anywhere, at the touch of a button.” – Writer, Cosmopolitan Magazine

“The main reason that I bought the Flex Mini to begin with was that since I left university and started working a desk job I noticed that my rear and thighs are larger, chunkier, flabbier and less toned. I would love to exercise and walk as much as I did but I do have to focus on my job and getting ahead in my career. I don’t have time for a gym right now. So I bought this skirt thinking, what the heck, anything could work and it is cute as well. I am surprised at the results. They have been way better than I expected. I am looking toned and feeling confident again. It’s a great feeling. Just had to share.” – Courtney

“I had been wearing two pairs of spanx to keep my bottom half looking tight but ever since using the Flex mini Skirt, which is easy and actually fun, I have thrown those gross old things away. I look totally slim, trim, toned and shapely in the best possible way now. I have even noticed that I have less visible cellulite, which to me was just a bonus. I don’t usually write on about such things but the flex mini is a truly fantastic product, a must have!” – Jonna

“After I had my daughter last winter, my body was so out of shape ( i know, its only natural but its so different when it happens to YOU!) And I just NEvER had a moment to exercise, even if I planned on it..something always came up (Usually involving feeding, a diaper change, etc.) So one day I saw the ad for the FLEX Mini and thought it was the dream product I’d been waiting for. I could not wait to try this thing, and it only took a few weeks for me to get down to my pre-pregnancy size! Its the best way to exercise the butt & thighs, because I can do anything while wearing it. SO convenient, I am very glad I got it.” – Vanessa

“NO MORE “CONTROL TOP” SHAPERS!!! i am so sick of temporary solutions that make me feel like an old lady in a girdle! The FLEX Mini skirt is working i can feel it working and hey, it feels pretty good too. already i can see a difference in my backside..its getting back its “inverted heart” shape that my husband loves so much……haha. I am starting to feel sexy and confident again.” THANK YOU! – leigh ann “Okay so I admit that what realy drew me to the FLEX mini Skirt is the fact that its a skirt. Its totally cute to wear (i mean for a weightloss device) and although NOW I don’t mind wearing my yoga pants around the gym, before I got this thing, I was so self conscious about my jiggly tush! The skirt just sorta hides it all so I never had a problem wearing it while doing some of the weight machines at the gym, or free weights or whatever. The thing about it is, it actually got me TO the gym since I had something more stylish/flattering to put on. My butt looks hot but my upper body is in better shape too. I absolutely LOVE this thing!” – Adrienne

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 “I just had to say that I was totally skeptical about Flex Mini but I bought it anyway, out of desperation, part curiosity. And I have to admit to you all, I am kind of addicted to it. I can putter around the house, have a glass of wine and know that I am firming my butt and legs. It’s a pretty cool invention. I still try and eat pretty well and everything but I know that if I have a piece of birthday cake or an extra slice of pizza I won’t be jiggly and feeling bad about myself. It really works, but I guess you guys know that already!” – Kit

“My butt and thights didn’t change at all after any of my preganancies (I had 3). I had my kids in my early twenties and it was always easy to get back in shape at that time of my life. Unfortunately now that I am in my almost mid 30s, it is a different story, I have to work out twice as hard to get any kind of result as for my diet is and always was very healthy. Somehow nothing seem to help my butt get firmer. I am happy to report that the flex mini is really working for me and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to tone.” – T. Garvey

“My very sweet husband got me the flex mini skirt for my b-day ( I had asked for Channel 19, the perfume). I know any other woman would have taken the package and put it on his face but not me. :) I had been complaining of my ugly back for too long, it was time for me to do something about it and I had voice it that enough I guess for him to do some research and but the first thing he found that was FDA approved for being safe :) and that had good ratings. I have now been using the skirt almost every single day for 1 month and am already seeing that my butt, is becoming a lot more firm!!!!! I am just really amazed and you have to know I am not one to come online to post or even comment on products i like or even dont, I just felt a need to see other people who liked the device and am happy to also share my enthusiasm about it.” – gloria IL.

“hey there, i am proud to say that I am now one of the “statistics” of the excellent results of the Flex MINI Skirt! Never thought i would be happy to be a statistic but if that statistic is a 100% success rate on toning up your thighs and but, well then just add me to the number! The Flex Mini Skirt is awesome, works better than many other “blood, sweat & tears” approaches. I love it and have only been using it for 3 weeks and am really seeing a difference.” – jenny

“Doing lunges really hurts my knees and for the same reason, i stopped running about 5 yrs ago. Never realized how much those exercises were doing for my butt ’til I stopped dong them. Everything just sorta spread out after a while. When i saw the Flex Mini skirt ad I was intrigued and had to order. My lower half now looks just as good as it did in my running days and its tons easier to do. Thanks for creating such an awesome toning device!” – Myra Laughlin

“Well I found out about the FLEX Mini Skirt in an unusual way,…from my hubby (no, he doesn’t wear skirts LOL)…he uses the Flex Belt, which is for abs and is made by the same people as the Flex Mini Skirt. He had one of those stubborn “beer bellies” that stuck around pretty much no matter what he did. Situps just caused back pain, so i figured, hey we may as well try this. The belt is great for him, he wears it while he’s watching TV and the difference is astonishing. i mean, when he takes of his shirt these days he practically has to fight me off. So i wanted to be at the same “hotness level” amd that is when i found the Flex Mini Skirt. Of course my problem area like a lot of women is the butt and thighs….i was reallly impressed that they actually made a skirt that works that area…its not awkward or weird its actually a sleek skirt thats flattering in its on way. The most important part is I am already seeing a differnece in the tightness and size of my butt (lost 2 1/2) I measured, This has been awesome for me. thank you.” – Joanne

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“The Flex Mini works amazingly, surprisingly well. I bought it not really expecting that much, but I have been noticing a difference in how I look from behind. When I work out too much my thighs seems huge and this keeps my legs looking slim and even my butt looks better than ever. I have never had a good butt. This is so exciting. I have recommended this to all of my walking group.” – Connie Stevens

“I started running about a year ago, and it’s so great for my legs, they look almost tooth-picky in my shorts, and I love that, and my butt’s tightened up, too, but here’s the deal. The only way to keep that look is to run EVERY DAY, and who has time to do that? I did for awhile, when i wasn’t working, but now I’m helping out my family by going back to a part time job, and I just don’t have the time I did, but I also hated the idea of not keeping my great legs…SO! Enter the Flex Mini Skirt into my life! TA DA! Really, if I could blow a real trumpet and you’d hear it, that’s exactly what I’d do! I’m still running, but I only go on the weekends, but during the week? The Flex skirt does me fine, it’s keeping my legs looking nifty, and I just wrap it on when I get home from work and I’m getting dinner for everyone. It’s a wonderful time saver, and I LOVE it that I can keep the shape I’ve worked so hard to get!” – Missy

“I’d spent almost a year slaving away on the squat machine at the gym, but it did nothing for toning the dimples in my butt. Whats more, i really wanted to correct the “middle aged sag” that gravity seems to be exacting upon my butt. Once again,. the squat machine did SQUAT for that. The Flex Mini Skirt is actually the first thing i have used that helps “lift” the butt muscles as well as tone them. I’m very pleased, a noticed I could feel it working from the first time i put it on.” – Bev Anderson

“Was not sure if I would really like this or be inclined to use the FLEX mini Skirt and so wehn I saw it came with a 60 day “no questions asked” guarantee I thought, okay no reason not to just see if it works. I was surprised that I felt it working right away though and its fun to wear, even. I found myself taking on the challenge and increasing the intensity every couple of days. By the time 60 days rolled around, returning this was not even a consideration. I went from wearing it 5 days a week to just 3 now and am maintaing a very toned size 4. Couldn’t be happeir.” – rachel d

“The flex mini is a fun concept that actually works, which makes it really stand out to me. My body seems longer and leaner and I love the way I looking in my bathing suit. Before my bum was all saggy. And now I feel I am starting to have killer legs and everything. I think this product is probablky good for a lot of people. Older people could probably use it and since Americans are sedentary this seems like it could get us all in shape. I am a bgi fan as you can tell. I am giving them to all my girlfriends as birthday presents!” – Teresa ” I choose the flex mini over other devices because i read that the electric muscle Stimulation technology has been used and prescribed over 5000 clinics in the world, that was reassuring to me because to me it seemed kinda pricey not to get results. Well I just wnat to say that it paid off though, after 2 month of using the device, I am finally able to go back to swimming without a complex. I really pleased and recommend the skirt to anyone. This is way better than pilates for me.” – shannon

“Wanted to say thanks for the subscription to Fitness magazine that I got wiht my Flex Mini skirt Order, I have been enjoying all the tips in it and its keeping me motivated to exercise more frequently for a more “total body” fitness. My main problem area is looking really good and the rest of me is catching up to that level. It was a great bonus to get, so, thanks again.” – LIVSwanson

“there were a lot of reasons to buy the FlexMini for me. I have worked from home for the last few years and you get lazy. You work in pajamas and eat peanut butter from the jar all day, at least I do. So when I went out with my girlfriends one night a few months ago I was shocked but not surprised that my favorite little black dress was very snug all over, especially in the booty. I went online straight away and bought a handfull of diet aids, exercise devices, and the FlexMini. It is the only one I am still satisfied with and am still using. I am also trying to get off my butt and walk to the store instead of driving but I have to say that I love to wear my mini as I work, knowing I am tightening things up, getting a good little work out. Ideal for anyone who works in front of a darned computer all day.” – Evangeline

“A word of advice: when you order your Flex Mini, do go for the extra gel pads, I was really bummed when I had to wait. You get addicted to this thing!” – Cassie

“the Electric Muscle Stimulation technology is quite fascination my husband had amazing success with the flex belt which uses the same technology so I wanted to try it for myself on the area I had problem with : my butt. It’s been only 1 month and 3 days to be precise and all I can say is WOW, I just can’t believe how a mini skirt like the flex mini have put so much pressure on my tights, back and butt! I can already see the results which is a much tighter back and butt. I am very happy with it.” – Karen

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“When I bought the Flex Mini I had no idea I would like it as much as I do. I thought it was a goofy idea and that I would wear it while I recovered from a knee injury and then go back to my dancing and running routine. It is way more comfortable to wear than I imaged, the sensation is kind of cool, actually. And I am back to working out now and yet I still wear it, and it enhances my workout and makes me think differently about my body. I at first would tentatively sit and clench but now I am so comfy in it I walk all around my house and even let my boyfriend see me in it. He thinks it is cute!” – Alli

“This REALLY works! I really did have a lot of skepticism when i I was reading about the Flex MINI, at first jsut because I always thought,how can WEARING something really replace good old fashioned exercise? i mean, everyone of us wants to take the easy road right, and waht is simpler than wearing a skirt to tone your thighs and butt? But the thign is I reealy cold FEEl it working right away, this pulsing sensation,a dn I was even sore from it. The first time! So I knew right then an there, this was doing something. In about a month I was down 2 pants sizes and I just love how all my clothes fit now. No “mom butt” for me, thanks, I even wear short jackets/shirts now to just show it off!” – kirstenbowman

“I was not sure if the Flex Mini Skirt was gonna be uncomfortable becuase of the medical tech/but considering what i had read on this device, I decided to give it a try and I can assure anyone who is wondering, the flex mini is neither too hot, painful or uncomfortable. You can just wear it while you are cleaning your dishes or even while you watch TV. All you feel is a nice massage pressure that is actually quite nice. You start seeing results, well at least I did about 2.5 weeks after using it for the first time but it depends I guess on the body type, it only took my daughter a week and 1/2 to see amazing toning results. Thank you for making a product thats easy and safe to use!” – Alexandra

“As a physical therapist, i was very impressed to see a bit of technology that i am quite familiar with being put to another good use. We use electric muscle stimulation regularly on patients with some degree of paralysis, in order to prevent muscle atrophy. I had always wondered if this technolgoy could be harnessed for a cosmetic purpose, and when i saw the Flex Mini Skirt, it made perfect sense. and you know what? i love it. It is comfortable and well tolerated and i am most definitely seeing results. Knowing what i know about the potential of this technology, i’m really not surprised. Glad someone thought of it!” – Elaine

“the flex mini is working for me and has for almost a year! I exercise, but not often enough and there are just so many good foods it’s hard to always eat super “healthy”. This product works for me because if it is too hot or cold outside or I am feeling tired or run down I can just pop it on and know I am working on my body in a positive way. It is an enhancing thing, and does not replace the exercise and the intent to become truly a healthy person. Our lifestyles make it hard but this is one thing that helps. easy and fun to use!” – Anonymous

“my wife is too shy to join in a discussion like this and I cannot imagine her typing the word “butt” but I know she is proud of herself and I am too. She has been using the FlexMini for a while now and her body looks just incredible. This is a great little “machine” and I just had to say that this something. You never know what you are going to find on the net and this is one that is really worth doing.” – David

“The FLex Mini Skirt almost looked TOO cute I thought, so girly and it seemed like maybe it was more focused on aesthics than actually working. And I was never into wearing skirts anyway so I sorta disregarded this. Until I realized it was made by the same company as the Flex Belt and I knew from personal experience, how great that works. That belt has gotten my stomach nearly flat, in 4 months. So I decieded to give this one a try too and it didn’t let me down. And now I enjoy wearing skirts, since my thighs don’t rub together ! Very quality product.” – Mindee, OR

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“WONDERFUL DEVICE!!!! I really wish I had known about Flex mini skirt sooner it is so easy to use and it works so well on my back and butt. I started feeling tighter after a few weeks and has been improving since then. THANK YOU for making me feel better about my body!!”- Yvonne

“I love the Flex mini! I feel hotter than I have in twenty years! THanks to whoever made it!!!” – Joy

“My wife has been using her Flex Mini skirt for a few months, and never even told me she had it. One day I askeed her if she’d been running or joined a gym without telling me and she just smiled. Then she showed me her skirt and I thought no way, that’s not ALL you’ve been doing? I read about it on the website and was very impressed with what I saw. Would be happy to hear aobut anything similar for men, maybe shorts and not a skirt? I think this is very innovative technology, I hope to see more like this.” – bradley

“I’m a mom of twins, 2 years old, into everything, I’m running, running, running all day long and you’d think that would take care of my legs wouldn’t you? I don’t have time to go to a gym, or even take a walk, really, so I decided to exercise with the FlexMiniSkirt, and let me tell you, it’s been the best thing I’ve done for myself since I had these babies! I ordered one for myself for my last birthday (I figured I was worth at least the $$$!) and that was just about 6 weeks ago…the difference it’s all ready made is amazing! The backs of my legs have lost the sort of loose look they had, I think my butt looks tighter, and the little skirt I wear, the mini skirt? It shows everything off! I love my babies, but I love myself again, too! So good to feel that I’m more than “just” a mom…” – Daisy

“the Flex mini is so different than what I imagined it to be. First of all, I thought you wore it out! Which is ridiculous now! But I do wear it around the house even in front of my husband, kids, cleaning woman and whoever happens to show up in a day. It is totally comfortable, don’t worry about that. And you actually want to work out more, so don’t think it’s a cop out of working out for real. It also tones areas that have not been toned since I was a high school cheerleader. It has been great for my ego this has been one of my better online purchases.” – Gemma

“Loosing a lot of weight suddenly can sometimes cause damage to the skin even when you loose it naturally like I did by doing the south beach diet. The area that was bothering me the most after loosing 27lbs was my butt:( I was familiar with the technology Flex mini was using (Electric Muscle Stimulation) because my boy friend was the flex arms and was very interested in seeing if the skirt would work as well as the flex arms. I am pleased to say YES, it does. It works differently of course, I didn’t want a bigger butt but a tighter one and it is just what I got. By using it 5 days a week for 8 weeks. I am very very pleased with the results.” – Veronika

“Even though I read all about it and researched first I didn’t expect the flex mini to actually…well, make my butt look so firm. I feel like Jessica Biel. Seriously. I could never walk or run or sqat enough to get results like this. Sometimes you need some technology to achieve new heights.” – Stella M.

“I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Flex Mini Skirt! You know, at 50, you start to think, oh well, heck, who’s going to look at me, my husband doesn’t care, my kids think I’m over the hill, so why bother anymore? Well, that’s a really depressing way to go, and I decided that I was FAR from over, as far as life goes, and that 50 is an incredibly empowered time, and I wanted to look the part! So I ordered the Flex Mini Skirt, love it that it comes with such a great guarantee and that it’s so easy to order extra gel packs when I need them, anyway, I’ve been using it practically daily for the last month, and I have to say, I LOOK TERRIFIC! I love what this has done for my legs and butt, I feel so good that I’ve got a shape again, and I’m going to start taking tango lessons, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and now I’ve got the legs for those fabulous outfits! Who knew that a little black skirt could do so much? THANK YOU, a big one, to the Flex Mini Skirt, you’ve given me my life again!” – Adrienne

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“Decided to purchase the Flex Arms along with my Flex Mini Skirt, because lets face it, if I’m gonna take care of my butt/thigh area by using this at my own convenience, I might as well go and get all the equipment i need to tone at home, rihgt? I mean, the thought of going to the gym is even less appealing. Anyway I I got the whole shebang and use the Flex arms more than I expected to; for a month now I;ve been sticking with the 5 day a week regimen and sometimes wear the FLEx skirt at the same time. My arms are noticeably firmer (as is my backside) and I would say this is BY FAR the smartest purchase combo I made this year. This was exactly what I needed to compliment my dieting.” – Crystal Firth

“I broke my leg when I went skiing last winter and I had to have physical therapy for a couple of weeks, my muscles were kind of in a mess after the break, and you know how you get chatting with people who are helping you, and the woman that used the wraps on my legs got talking and she told me how the muscle stimulant thing worked, and it really was amazing, my leg got back into shape really fast but then I was stuck with my BUTT, which had not been exercised very well, I can tell you, when you have a cast on it really slows down just about everything…so a friend of mine had been raving about her Flex Mini Skirt and I thought, “hmmmm, that sounds just like what I had done to my leg!” and I knew how well that had worked, so I ordered one for myself even though my friend said we could share for awhile I really wanted my own I was that convinced, and I’ve been using it and I can’t TELL you what a difference it’s made in my tush…it’s amazing, I will never stop using this, I am convinced this is the wave of the future for toning and staying in shape!” – Patsy

“When i first heard about the accessories of the FLEX MIni skirt (gel pads, rechargable supply unit, etc) i was kinda intimidated, like i would have to be some sort of techie in order to figure it out. I also was worried that it would be messy, or easily breakable, or so obvious that i would be embarrassed. But good news! It turned out to be a great easy to use product, and the gel pads aren’t messy at all -THEY ARE SOLID- its really easy to do and doesn’t leave much to chance so you really can’t screw it up. And the results!! That’s why i bought it and that’s why i am writing in – I love it!”- Sara

“I had my stomach stapled a year ago, I had to lose almost 100 pounds, or die. It was that cut and dried, that’s what my doctor told me, and I believed him. I lost the weight, it was amazing, I thought it never would have happened, it wasn’t all that easy, believe me, sometimes I felt really sick, especially if I ate too much, like more than a teaspoon of food at a time! I got through it all, am still feeling very proud of myself…and yes, I did have a lot of extra skin, but my dad paid for plastic surgery to get rid of that, bless his heart…what I DIDN’T know was that I would have no muscle tone, I mean, how often do you think I exercised at 250 pounds? So when I heard about the Flex Mini Skirt, I thought, AHA! My key to perfection at last! Couldn’t wait to try it, and I’ve had it on practically non stop since I got it 3 weeks ago. I can all ready SO tell the difference in how I look, not only am I a reasonable size, but it’s getting to be a GOOD size, tight and toned and I can hardly believe it’s me. I am sold on this technology and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get into shape, back into shape, REshaped… I think it’s a terrific way to do it.” – Allison

“FOr the past several years, probably since turning 40, I;ve been buying more of those tight-fitting undergarments, the control-top hose, the underwear from Victoria’s Secret that holds it in, anything that looks like it’ll do the trick. Usualy does too. Except sometimes that approach would make me get a little cramped, from holding it alll in too tight. The biggest problem, of course, is when you see yourself exposed. My husband wanted to take me on a cruise for our 20th and I was not about to hide under clothes the whole tiem. Thank god for the Flex MINI skirt!! Whipped my butt into shape in less tahn 2 mos (literally) and I’m proud to be seen in a swimsuit, thighs and all. NOw I can start focusing on the sexier lingerie again and throw away those granny panties. :)” – Stephanie

“There’s never enough time in the day for me to do all the things I want and I’m afraid that exercising has been a big fall down for me for the last couple of years, I don’t know it seems like I’m working or cooking or cleaning or ironing or picking up the kids or SOMETHING 24/7 and it was really starting to show, I felt like my butt and thighs were all sort of spread out and flat, no shape, no nothing, just sort of THERE, and I thought, wait a sec! What am I letting happen to myself? I’m only 42 and I look like my grandmother, she’s a lovely lady, but come on! So I decided to do something about it, thought about joining a gym, and fit it into my day where? Found out about the Flex Mini skirt and decided to give it a try…why not? I’ve been wearing it and you know what, I know it’s not giving me extra energy, not really, but that’s how I feel! I think it’s because my legs are so much stronger feeling, and I can feel the muscles working again, and so it makes it easier for me to do all the things I have to do…it’s a huge boost to me, and is giving me a great shape again, along with the power to “git ‘er done!” every day!” – Denise

“I didn’t want to look like JLo or Beyonce, it’s just a little TOO much in my opinion, but I WOULD like my butt to be kind of high like theirs are and I do believe the Flex Mini Skirt is helping me go in that direction! So that’s what I’ve been working on with the Flex Mini, and I’m feeling really good about how I look, and I don’t think a regular mini skirt is out of the question at this point…a STAR butt, for sure!” – BetsySue

“I like to exercise at home, gyms make me feel self conscious, and I guess because my body’s not exactly perfect I just generally feel better working out in my living room, and I can do just tons of crunches everyday, I think I’ve finally conquered my baby belly, it’s pretty flat, at last , but then I caught a glimpse of my butt after I got out of the shower a month or so ago and I couldn’t believe how saggy it looked, who knew? I guess I was concentrating on my stomach so much I sort of forgot about the back half of me, and so I thought, well, I’ll just do lunges and squats and I’ll get my butt back in shape, too, but my stomach took like a year, and I didn’t want to have to wait that long to get another part of my body exercised into shape so I started cruising around online and came across the Flex Mini Skirt….and the rest, you might say, is history! I loved it from the minute I put it on, could just TELL it was going to work…and it has! Now my front and my back are almost matching. I might just join a gym after all…” – Carolina

“The Flex Mini is the most amazing thing on the market I have tried for getting my back in shape, that’s what I think, and I should know I’ve been using it for 2 months and I’ve gone down 3 inches off my backside!!! Tape measures can be your friend, you know! I had no idea this would work this well and this is what I wear at night when I’m cooking dinner and then when I’m cleaning on the weekends, and that’s all that it’s taken and I am so happy! It did/feels just like the videos on the website.” – Amy


“I got the flex mini because I saw that Liz McClaron used it. I am such a big fan of hers and am glad I got it. She’s right, its a wonderful toning device. 2 thumbs up.” – Polly

“Now, this has not stopped me from going to the gym, no way. Its my solace, I really enjoy the elliptical machine workouts and the adrenaline rush after a hard cardio session. What the Flex Mini skirt does is saves me TIME, and that is precious. No more squats and what not, I have an extra half hour that I can use for toning the rest of my body..or sitting in the steam room. I wear the mini skirt at home while I clean or prepare dinner, etc and it kinda energizes me there too. My body is definitely showing results with the mini.” – Wendy

“Very very good device. The Flex Mini SKirt has gotten me back into my older dresses and pants that I could not zip up for more than 10 years. Did not realize how much body would reshape with this, its done a wonderful job and I will continue wearing this to keep my bottom firm!” – Sheila

“ITs taken the stress out of my life, that;s what this Flex Mini Skirt has done for me and I thank you for it. I no longer have to worry about when I;m gonna squeeze in those workouts on a busy day, this can be worn whenever I please, and I still challenge myself…I started on level 15 and am up to 75…and counting. I can FEEL it working.” – Diana

“got my flex mini skirt 2 days after ordering and within a week, i was wearing a belt with my jeans. nothing is more satisfying than purchasing something that delivers FAST results. Thank you so very much. Very sincerely” – Nancy Davis

“What I figure is, as long as I take the time to really watch my diet by eating right and do moderate exercise,I am entitled to “wear a skirt” for toning my bottom. 20+ years of driving a mass transit, plus having 5 kids caused my backside to spread yet I never had the time to do anything about it, not more than the usual failed attempts. You know, get gung ho about a new workout for about a month and then get bored? That was me, trying everything from Jazzercise to Pilates to get in shape and never stuck with anything. No time for classes, or whatever, always one excuse after the other. At home, with teh FLex Mini Skirt, theres no excuses. IT feels really good, at 57 years of age, to have a firm bottom now that I’d had not had for so long. For me the Flex Mini skirt is simple and convenient and has renewed my confidence in my own body shape. I may be a wife, a mother, a grandma and a retiree, but, I’m alos an attractive woman. So thanks!” – Marion

“In general, I am not a fan of making big purchases unless I have physically seen the product, in person. I tend to go the department stores and see the merchandise first and then check for sales online,etc. . So I was hesitant about the FlexMini Skirt and having to order online, even though I was so curious about the technology. BUt it came with a 60day money back guarantee plus a 2yr warranty so I was sold. I have had it for about 4 mos now and had no problems. IN fact I’ve convinced my sister in law and a few girlfriends to order too. We are all satisfied! For me the best part is I do not have to do extra exercises.” – Kelly R.

“Dresses, tank tops and bathing suits are now my friends, not my enemies. 2 months of using the Flex Mini Skirt combined with the FLex Arms has given my body a much needed conditioning, and the only inspiration I need is to see the items in the basket next to the couch. I put them on, do my thing and get on with the day. And when I admire my bare arms or backside in the mirror, it makes me encouraged to do anohter session the next day…very good products, better than any other exercise device I ever purchased.” – Jaymee

“When you have a baby, you expect to gain weight in your stomach, but i was NOT prepared to gain it all OVER my body including my butt and thighs.! i was not a happy camper. But it hardly was a convenient time to become a gym rat. I was sleep deprived, hormonal, and way overwhelmed. I tried to watch what i was eating but that still didnt help the “cottage cheese” look that developed. When i read about the Flex MINI Skirt i obviously fell in love with the idea, but i was not sure it would work for me, I had serious issues. Well I said what the heck and went for it. I am very glad I did. Its a wonderful part of my life now. What is awesome for me is that i can wear it and nobody knows what it is doing. I feel like I am cheating at exercise, and i can see already that its toning up my problem areas quite nicely and quickly I might add.” – Daniella W

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Perfect Healthy Pizza

Make your own great tasting, healthy pizza.

healthy-pizzaUse a sheet of commercial frozen puff pastry as a base – a great time saver and great tasting. Sure it contains some fat but it’s quite thin and incredibly easy, that’s my excuse anyway!  I reckon if I had to make my own pizza dough I just wouldn’t bother trying to make healthy pizza at all!

Pre-heat your oven to the max!

Prepare all the toppings first so you can add them quickly.

My top secret is to heat up a pan (one which can be placed in the oven) on the stove top and place the frozen pastry sheet in it.  In other words get the cooking started on the stove top or the pastry won’t puff and crisp up properly.

Spread the pastry base with organic tomato pasta sauce, go right to the edge.

Sprinkle with dried herbs like oregano, thyme, rosemary and even chilli flakes for that extra zing.

Add the toppings you love.

Best choices are, of course, vegetables. Try olives, peppers/capsicum (thinly sliced), sundried tomatoes (great intense flavor) or halved cherry or grape tomatoes, onion slices, mushrooms (sliced), baby spinach, artichokes, pumpkin, sweet potato. Or your favorite vegetable.

If you desperately need a meat topping try to use mostly fat free shaved ham, lean chicken or seafood. I also think that a slightly sinful addition like a couple of thin slices of  a hot salami – cut into thin strips – is OK too if it stops you dreaming of high calorie, high fat commercial pizzas.

Grate some low fat cheese and use it in moderation.

If you got it started on the stove top and pre-heated your oven it should only take about 7-10 minutes to cook.  Keep an eye on it, you’ll see it puff up and get crisp.

I think the key is making it easy and tasty, plus think of the money you will save!

Serve with a heap of Super Salad and you’ll be able to share one pizza between two.

Butt Toning – The Flex Mini®

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I know the FDA approved FLEX BELT has proved to be a popular ab toning aid, now I have found a new product by the same company specifically aimed, and clinically proven  to Tone the Buttocks & Backs of Thighs.

The Flex Mini® is a  new toning product uses patented EMS (muscle stimulation technology) to conveniently tone, firm and strengthen the hard-to-train butt and backs of the thighs.

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Super Salad Recipe

Ever thought salad was boring? Try this version.

You can make a heap and have some with lunch and dinner over several days – a great time saver. It will last a couple of days when you store the bulk in a press seal bag (gently press out the air)  with some kitchen paper placed inside to absorb moisture.


  • Mixed Salad Leaves – as a base
  • Butter Lettuce
  • Baby Spinach
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Mint leaves
  • Cilantro (Coriander)
  • Parsley
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • A couple of slices of Red (Spanish) Onion – not the whole onion
  • If your favorite salad green is missing – just add it!

Was everything carefully (preferably in purified water) to remove any grit.  Pat dry – the drier the better.

  • Tear lettuce leaves into smallish pieces.
  • Roughly chop the Mint, Cilantro (coriander) and Parsley.
  • Finely julienne the carrot.
  • Slice the Cucumber
  • Cut the (cherry or grape) tomatoes in half.
  • Very finely chop the Red Onion slices
  • Toss all ingredients together.

Make a tasty dressing in quantities to suit the volume of salad mix you have made. Try this one:-

  • Lime Juice – lots
  • Sweet chilli sauce – about the same quantity as the lime juice
  • Thai fish sauce – a couple of splashes – provides balance to the sweet sauce
  • A few grinds of salt and pepper

TIP: Don’t add the dressing to the bulk of the salad mix – only add just before serving.

TIP: Slice up a whole red onion and keep the slices in the freezer – just take out a slice when you need it.  The frozen slice is very easy to finely chop. Even one slice finely chopped adds lots of flavor to a salad without it tasting of raw onion.


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Steps to A Cancer Free Life

Part 1

Original article published by Written by: Barbara Minton, Natural Health Editor.

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Cancer – Step Outside the Box

The Doctor Who Cures Cancer

Cancer-Free — Second Edition. Gentle, Non-toxic Healing Of Cancer

Article starts below.

“(NaturalNews) Cancer will be the number one killer in the world by the year 2010, overtaking the spot now held by heart disease, according to a recent report from Associated Press. International health experts foresee a doubling in the global rate of cancer deaths by 2030. Cancer diagnoses have been steadily rising around the globe and are expected to hit 12 million this year, with deaths from cancer logging in at 7 million. By 2030 this appalling toll will hit 27 million diagnoses and 17 million deaths. What can you do to make sure you are not among the gruesome statistics? Assuming you do not smoke or drink excessively, here is a list of the top 10 steps for avoiding  cancer. Anyone who has had cancer can use these steps to prevent a recurrence.

Make high quality food a priority

The quality of the food supply is very poor, being grown in depleted soil, transported long distances, stored, processed, and packaged. There is very little nutrition left in such food. Yet high quality nutrients are required by the body to keep it free of cancer. Food is a lot more than just calories. It is the bedrock of the body’s defense, so only the highest quality, most nutrient packed food should be eaten. High quality food is not about what tastes the best, but what will make you feel the best.

It is up to us to be as proactive as we can when dealing with what life has offered if we hope to retain our health. Eating locally and organically grown and produced food is the best way to get maximum nutrition. Since everyone does not have access to this kind of food, the next best thing is to make a commitment to eat whole foods that retain their integrity and have not been processed. Whole foods are things like apples, celery, potatoes and chicken legs, items that have not been altered from their natural state.

Food prepared at home is best because restaurant food is low on nutrition and high on toxic chemicals. But stay away from packaged foods and other products of food technology. They are processed, low on nutrients, and usually chocked full of chemicals. They have been created to benefit the food company that manufactures them, not the person who has to eat them. A plant based diet that places primary emphasis on vegetables and fruits eaten raw offers the highest level of cancer preventing compounds. A diet that places primary emphasis on processed carbohydrates like pancakes, bread, cake and snack foods offers the lowest level of cancer protection.

If avoiding cancer is the goal, eat the highest quality food that can be found and afforded. When times are though, think of an investment in high quality food as something that can never be taken from you, and will never lose its value. High quality food will enhance your looks and appeal to a much greater extent than a new outfit, hairdo or manicure. There is nothing that creates a radiant appearance like the glow of good health.

A diet that frequently includes known cancer fighting food is of tremendous value in the quest to remain cancer free. The Budwig protocol is the only well documented food cure for cancer. It consists of flax oil mixed with cottage cheese. Other known potent cancer fighters are berries, apples eaten with their seeds, almonds, Brazil nuts, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, green leafy vegetables, beans and other legumes, garlic, tea, grapes, red wine, avocados, and tomatoes. Most culinary herbs have cancer fighting properties so use them whenever possible. Turmeric, ginger, rosemary, cumin, and cayenne are among the richest in cancer fighting compounds.

Stay as chemically free as possible

When the body is chemicalized, the immune system is so busy dealing with the toxic chemical onslaught that it cannot do the jobs it was meant to do. One job of the immune system is to make sure the cancerous cells produced by the body every day are identified and eliminated before they can turn into a full blown cancer. The immune system perceives toxic chemicals as just what they are, foreign invaders that do not exist in nature. It responds by trying to oust these invaders from the body. While it is busy doing that, a few cancerous cells can slip by unnoticed and a cancer can begin.

We are living in a time of chemical assault like never before. Our food is full of chemicals, the air we breathe is polluted, and the water supply contains industrial waste and pharmaceutical residues. Our personal care and household products are a toxic chemical soup. Add to that the threat from electro magnetic fields (EMFS) such as produced by power lines, computers, cell phones and even electric alarm clocks, and the total environmental threat we deal with on a daily basis is mind boggling.

Anyone who has been on the standard American diet, taking prescription drugs, and using personal care and household products from traditional retail outlets has a huge store of toxins in the body that need to be eliminated before they can contribute to the development of cancer. This can be accomplished by practicing yoga and using the breathing techniques prescribed by yoga masters, or by deep tissue massage. For the first few times, each should be followed by a general purpose antioxidant supplement like R-Lipoic Acid, and the drinking of plenty of pure water. Both will flush out toxins. Cilantro juice is another way to flush out many toxins including heavy metals. Follow the juice with chlorella or IP6 to escort them from the body. There are many other detox formulas on the market.

It is relatively easy to find personal care, cosmetic, and household products that are free of toxic chemicals. Non-toxic products can be easily ordered on line and shipped to your home. Install a water purification system, preferably one that uses reverse osmosis to get the toxins out of your drinking water and the water in which you bathe. These are also available online. Let fresh air into your home or workplace whenever possible. Use houseplants to keep the air in your environment free of pollutants. One medium sized houseplant for every 100 square foot of space should do the trick. Larger plants provide even more natural air cleaning.

Do the best you can to rid your environment of EMFs. For starters, never sit with a laptop computer on your lap. Get rid of those old style televisions and computer monitors that emit huge amounts of radiation. Throw out your microwave. If you aren’t buying packaged processed foods, you won’t need it. For a quick heating device, get an inexpensive toaster oven. Move the alarm clock from next to the bed to across the room. Do not use a cell phone unless you have to, and then use it only with a headset or in the speakerphone mode. Never carry electronic gadgetry mounted on your body.

Learn to read labels. If you do not recognize the ingredients as compounds that occur in nature, do not buy the product.

Keeping yourself and your family as free of toxins as possible requires a new way of thinking and approaching life. One of the first priorities for making a purchase should be how much the product will add to the quest for a long and healthy life. When thoughts go in this direction you will begin to see how people are being manipulated and used by many of the large corporations. Producers that make products containing toxic chemicals are showing no regard for their customer’s health or the well being of their families. They will use people however then can to enrich their bottom lines. As people become aware of this, their criteria for a purchase evolves to the point where they naturally purchase only products that will enhance their health.

Run away from prescription and over-the-counter drugs

Socrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food”. If he were alive today he would probably be appalled by a society that is tightly in the grip of pharmaceutical companies. These companies sell patented toxic chemicals that do little or nothing to keep people well and healthy on any sustained basis. Their products mask symptoms that should be given attention. Symptoms are a wake up call that something is wrong. They need to be traced back to their cause, so the cause can be addressed and corrected, not covered up and ignored.

Whether it is a prescribed medication or an over-the-counter drug, the affect on the body is the same as with the toxic chemicals in food and other products. Drugs are lab created and do not exist in nature. If you put a drug into your body, your immune system has to deal with it as though it too is a foreign invader. Drugs raise the level of toxicity in the body and must be detoxified by a liver already stressed from trying to deal with the high level of environmental toxins.

No one gets better taking pharmaceuticals, and there is no healing. The side effects that are produced by one drug frequently lead to more prescriptions for more drugs in what becomes a vicious cycle. If people take enough drugs their bodies become chemical waste dumps where cancer can easily flourish. The reliance on drugs has diverted attention from the real issue, which is how to care for ourselves and keep ourselves healthy. Once people become truly health conscious, they resent the drug companies because they know that these companies do not have people’s best interest at heart with the products they sell. They are just like the companies that make chemicalized foods, trying to get people’s money without given anything of value in return. People who have wised up to the harmful effects of patent medicines see the constant barrage of commercials for drugs as blatant manipulation and brainwashing.

There are natural alternatives to drugs that do not just mask symptoms but actually produce healing. There is an abundance of natural compounds that can keep people in good health. These substances leave the immune systems and liver strong and able to provide protection from cancer.

Keep your gut healthy and happy

People have trouble with their stomachs and digestive tracts and write it off as an inevitable result of stress or aging. Yet many natural healers say death begins in the gut, a statement that underscores how vital the health of the gut is for overall well being. When the gut is not healthy, food cannot be properly processed and assimilated into the body, leaving people unable to have access to the wealth of nutrients that high quality food provides. Since it is these nutrients that provide protection from cancer, it becomes imperative that gut health be a priority in any anti-cancer effort.

The deterioration of the digestive system occurs over a period of years and can be signaled by sounds of a thunderstorm coming from the gut. Other symptoms include headaches, increased susceptibility to infection, gas, bloating, constipation, indigestion, and falling energy levels. Failure to address declining gut function creates an opportunity for cancer and other degenerative diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus, arthritis, and psoriasis. Many chronic diseases start with gut deterioration.

The four pounds of bacteria that live in the gut are the backbone of the immune system. They are our unpaid personal bodyguards, willing to go to war against aberrant cells, bacteria, viruses, pathogens and foreign invaders to defend us. They also help out with digestion and make sure nutrients are absorbed so they can be used by the body to keep it healthy.

One of the worst things that can happen to ruin the happy relationship between people and their bacteria is antibiotics. They kill off the bodyguards along with the enemies, leaving no defense against unfriendly bacteria that would like to inhabit the intestinal tract. After a round of antibiotics, it is essential to take probiotics to reestablish friendly bacteria in the gut. Kefir, a culture that can be started in any kind of milk including coconut milk, offers powerful protection to the gut and as a result, to the entire body. Kefir culture is available online.

Even if no antibiotics have been taken, the herd of friendly bacteria in the gut can become depleted to the point where it can no longer do what it is meant to do. Pesticides in food are lethal to intestinal bacteria. Even if the skins of fruits and vegetables are well washed, pesticides remain because they work systemically and will be contained in the body of the produce. Chlorine is meant to kill bacteria in water and will kill off the bacteria in the gut as well. Eventually the gut becomes so depleted that it will be as though antibiotics have been taken even if they have not. When this happens, unfriendly microorganisms are free to set up shop in the digestive tract.

Probiotics are friendly bacteria similar to the bacteria found in the guts of breastfed infants who have been provided this natural protection against many diseases by their mothers. Almost every supplement company sells probiotics in capsule form. Although they don’t work as well as kefir at restoring depleted levels of bacteria, they are good for maintenance of a healthy digestive system. Yogurt will also help preserve the health of the digestive tract once it has been established, but it won’t do much to help repopulate a digestive tract after antibiotic use or years of general neglect.

Restore declining hormones to optimal levels

For women and for men, achieving and maintaining hormonal balance is probably the single greatest intervention that can be taken to preserve health. Hormonal decline can start as early as the late 20’s for women and the mid 30’s for men. It is an opening door that leads to aging and degenerative diseases like cancer. While women and men have their hormones in abundance and in balance, they are vital, vibrant and reproductive. Nature has a use for them and wants to keep them around. When hormones decline and are not replaced, a powerful message is sent to nature saying these people are no longer necessary in the great scheme of life.

Hormones control mental and physical well being. Energy level, metabolism, brain functioning, skeletal integrity, mood, motivation, and zest for life are orchestrated by the hormones. All the hormones work together to keep us healthy and functioning at our best. If one hormone is not up to par, repercussions will manifest through all the body systems. If people do not feel well and at their best a large part of the time, chances are pretty good that at least one hormone is not at the level it should be. If they have trouble sleeping, feel depressed, gain weight without increasing food intake, have low energy during some part of the day, or have lost interest in sex or cannot perform, their hormone levels are probably declining and out of balance. For anyone who already has cancer or any other degenerative disease, hormonal imbalance is almost a sure thing. Until hormones are replenished and balanced, real sustainable recovery will be impossible.

The only way to achieve hormone balance is with bioidentical hormone replacement that restores hormone levels to where they were at the prime of life. Teenagers and people in their early 20’s usually feel good and energetic most of the time. They do not have cancer. This is because they have a full complement of balanced hormones.

Achieving this level of hormonal balance and the vibrant health, joy of living and freedom from worrying about cancer and other diseases that goes with it, requires the help of a physician trained in anti-aging medicine or hormone balancing. Many traditional doctors have never heard of bioidentical hormones or if they have, they will advise their patients not to use them because they are not drugs. Since many bioidentical hormones are made at compounding pharmacies, this is a good place to start the search for hormone balance. Ask who they recommend.”

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Green Tea and Gum Health

Benefits of Green Tea
Benefits of Green Tea

A recent press release issued by the American Academy of Periodontolgy states that  the results of a study suggests that antioxidants in green tea may help reduce periodontal disease.

Asian cultures have for thousands of years appreciated the health benefits of green tea. Finally these benefits are being researched and validated.

The increasing awareness of the value of green tea in your daily diet has now also made green tea a popular beverage in the West.

Ancient Chinese and Japanese medicine believed green tea consumption could cure disease and heal wounds, recent scientific studies are beginning to establish the potential health benefits of drinking green tea, especially in weight loss, heart health, and cancer prevention.

Yet another benefit of drinking green tea has been discovered. Results of a study published in the Journal of Periodontology, revealed that routine intake of green tea may also help promote healthy teeth and gums.

The study analyzed the periodontal health of 940 men, and found that those who regularly drank green tea had superior periodontal health than subjects that consumed less green tea.

“It has been long speculated that green tea possesses a host of health benefits,” said study author Dr. Yoshihiro Shimazaki of Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. “And since many of us enjoy green tea on a regular basis, my colleagues and I were eager to investigate the impact of green tea consumption on periodontal health, especially considering the escalating emphasis on the connection between periodontal health and overall health.”

Male participants aged 49 through 59 were examined on three indicators of periodontal disease: periodontal pocket depth (PD), clinical attachment loss (CAL) of gum tissue, and bleeding on probing (BOP) of the gum tissue. Researchers observed that for every one cup of green tea consumed per day, there was a decrease in all three indicators, therefore signifying a lower instance of periodontal disease in those subjects who regularly drank green tea.

Green tea’s ability to help reduce symptoms of periodontal disease may be due to the presence of the antioxidant catechin. Previous research has demonstrated antioxidants’ ability to reduce inflammation in the body, and the indicators of periodontal disease measured in this study, PD, CAL and BOP, suggest the existence of an inflammatory response to periodontal bacteria in the mouth. By interfering with the body’s inflammatory response to periodontal bacteria, green tea may actually help promote periodontal health, and ward off further disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth, and has been associated with the progression of other diseases such as

“Periodontists believe that maintaining healthy gums is absolutely critical to maintaining a healthy body,” says Dr. David Cochran, DDS, Ph.D., President of the AAP and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. “That is why it is so important to find simple ways to boost periodontal health, such as regularly drinking green tea – something already known to possess certain health-related benefits.”

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Lemons & Limes – Who Knew?

Lemons have been revered by ancient empires, rediscovered by Europeans, became an essential for the British Navy (who used them to fight scurvy), introduced to the New World by Christopher Columbus (in his second voyage in 1493) where they were highly prized with people being prepared to pay up to $1.00 per lemon in 1849.  Wow, that’s even expensive today, so imagine how much in demand they must have been.


A good question.  We take the availability of lemons and limes for granted. They are so readily available we don’t give them much thought.  Sure they taste great on fish, but what’s the big deal?


The big deal is the wonderful health benefits of these citrus fruits.  Lemons were created by crossing limes with the citron thousands of years ago. Lemons were cultivated in China and India, Alexander the Great is said to have introduced them to Greece (and on to the Roman Empire)  from where they became a luxury food.

What are some of the benefits of Lemon and limes?

As the British Navy discovered Lemons and Limes have medicinal properties.  Even if they didn’t realize the reason was the Vitamin C, they worked out that adding lemon juice to the sailors’ rum rations dramatically reduced deaths from scurvy.

Lemons and limes contain unique bioflavonoids which are know to have powerful antioxidant, antibiotic and anti-cancer properties.  The power of the antibiotic effects of limes was shown by the result of adding lime juice to the main meal of villagers in West Africa as a protection against the cholera bacteria (Vibrio cholera).  Other healing properties of lemon and limes include:-

  • Their ability to influence cell cycles in humans – cells decide whether to die (apoptosis) or divide (mitosis).
  • Beneficial effects on immune cells called monocytes
  • Of course, Lemons and Limes are an excellent source of Vitamin C – an essential antioxidant –  neutralizing free radicals which damage cells and cause inflammation.
  • A very long lasting antioxidant called limonin is know to remain active in the body for up to 24 hours. This extended period of bioavailiablity is one reason why citrus limonoids are such potent anti-carninogens.
  • Protection from free radicals and improving the function of the immune system is vital for protecting blood vessels and reducing cholesterol build up.
  • The Archives of Opthamology reported in June 2004 that data from a study revealed that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration. This is the primary cause of loss of vision in oder adults.  The study involved 77,562 women and 40,866 men  was conducted over 18 years for women and 12 years for men.

Including lemon and lime juice in your diet is an easy and delicious way of adding a serving of fruit.

Serving suggestions:-

  • Squeeze over cooked rice for a tangy taste.
  • Add  salad dressings
  • Squeeze over meat – great with steak and lamb.
  • Of course Lemon and Limes are perfect with fish.
  • Squeeze over vegetables.
  • Add to water for the perfect detoxifying drink.
  • Lemon and limes are also perfect to add to dessert dishes like pies.

Make sure you include lemons and limes in your diet every day.