BodyGlo Superfood

I’ve been looking for a new superfood product which is easy to incorporate into your daily routine, and I think I’ve found it!

We all know (don’t we?) about the importance of eating a range of fruit and vegetables each day.  We also know it’s quite hard to eat the quantities we should.

BodyGlo Superfood is a wonderful product which is a concentration of over 70 different fruits and vegetables and also contains enzymes, co-enzymes, anti-oxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients and non-dairy probiotics. Ingredients like these can support your immune system and help you maintain a alkaline pH balance.  A serving (a tablespoon sized scoop)  of BodyGlo Superfood is clinically tested to show it provides an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of 7,581

BoduGlo Superfood is vegan friendly, lactose free and does not contain any added sugar, yeast, coloring, alcohol, preservatives, artificial flavor, salt, gluten, oil, stabilizers, starch, milk products or  maltodextrin.

Unlike some superfood concentrates it tastes great (like a fruit punch).

At the moment it’s only available to US residents, sorry!



Coffee with A Twist

Magic Power Coffee

AllXClub: Magic Power Coffee. You never had coffee like this before!Imagine a coffee formulated with natural superfood ingredients aimed at safely and naturally enhancing the bedroom performance and enjoyment of both partners – drug free.

The coffee is sold in affordable, convenient individual sachets and tastes like great coffee should.

The Magic Power Coffee formula includes Horny Goat Weed, Goji Berry  and American Ginseng, all aimed at increasing blood circulation and endurance.

Horny Goat WeedHorny Goat Weed (also known as epimedium and Yin Yan Huo) has long had reputed aphrodisiac properties. Tales from folklore say that a Chinese goat herder noticed increased sexual activity in the flock after they fed on the weed.

Studies have indicated that horny goat weed helps to relax smooth muscle and allows more blood flow, as well as having a similar action to the drug Viagra.

gojiGoji Berries (Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense) have long been recognized as a nutritionally rich immune system booster, and along with other benefits, they improve circulation and improve mood.

American Ginseng RootAmerican Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is an adaptogen which helps the body cope with stress and strengthen the immune system. American ginseng is a tonic which restores vitality and physical endurance.


As you can imagine, this is a product intended for use by adults only, so please stop here if you’re under 18.  If you’re over 18 and want to try some then click Magic Power Coffee – Yes, I’m Over 18

Currently the Magic Power Coffee is only available for purchase in USA and Canada only. Soon it’s availability will be expanded to many other countries so check back  for updates.


A New Range of Superfood Vegetables

Vital Vegetables…

“Hundreds of years of natural farming and selection have resulted in a huge genetic variation in all vegetable types. Vital Vegetables® mines this natural diversity to discover varieties that are high in powerful, long-lasting antioxidants, as well as being great tasting and long-lasting.

Vital Vegetables® are selected and grown using only traditional growing and farming techniques – no genetic engineering is used in any way. They are also owned and grown by local growers using sustainable farming practices, including minimal fertiliser and water use.

All Vital Vegetables® have the same fresh taste of regular vegetable varieties the only difference is they are packed with more antioxidants to boost your natural defences and vitality.

Booster BroccoliTM – the super powered broccolibroccoli

Booster BroccoliTM is the first in a range of Vital Vegetables® and looks just like any other regular broccoli.

Booster BroccoliTM is a brassica variety that contains over 40 percent more active antioxidants than regular broccoli varieties. It has been scientifically proven to contain significantly higher levels of the power antioxidant, sulforaphane (SF) than other regular varieties of broccoli. Sulforaphane is a long-lasting antioxidant that has been proven to protect humans from serious disease if consumed several times a week according to studies and clinical trials (Juge et al. 2007; Jeffery & Araya 2009; Traka & Mithen 2009).

Studies indicate that 70grams of Booster BroccoliTM should be consumed at least three times a week for maximum health benefits. The strong antioxidant ability of SF stimulates the body’s natural defense systems and has been shown to reduce inflammation that can lead to heart disease (Wu et al. 2004).

In time, Vital Vegetables® will research and grow a whole range of antioxidant-rich vegetables including tomatoes, corn, capsicum, cauliflower and lettuce.”

This article is from Vital Vegetables – see a recipe below

http://vitalvegetables.com.au/consumer/about.html

Creamy Booster BroccoliTM Chicken Pasta By Dr. Joanna McMillan Price (nutritionist)

A delightfully quick and healthy pasta dish combining the natural goodness of Booster Broccoli with spanish onion, garlic, chicken and cream cheese.

Ingredients
400g penne pasta,
2tb olive oil,
1 red onion (finely diced),
2 cloves garlic (finely sliced),
500g chicken breasts (sliced),
1tb plain unbleached flour,
1 glass (100ml) white wine,
1 cup low fat milk,
3tb cream cheese,
1 head broccoli(cut into florets),
pinch sea salt,
ground black pepper

Prep

  1. Bring large pan of water to boiling and add pasta, stirring every so often to prevent it sticking together. Once al dente drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large flat non-stick pan and sauté the onion and garlic and softened (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add the chicken and brown all over.
  4. Sprinkle over the flour and stir to coat before adding the wine and milk. Stir well, reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in the cream cheese, season to taste and add the broccoli, Cook for a few minutes to soften the broccoli but do not over cook. The broccoli should remain a bright green colour.
  6. Stir through cooked pasta and serve immediately topped with a little grated parmesan cheese.

BARLEYmax® – New Superfood – as seen on ACA

New Superfoods in the news…

BarleyMax

CSIRO scientists can’t stop talking about the cereal discovery that they believe is helping to control diabetes, improve digestion, reduce weight and lower cholesterol. In the science world the words ‘supergrain’ and ‘resistant starch’ are huge right now, and our team of testers give us the half-time results of their 100-day trial of the new Barleymax cereal.

I’ve seen this cereal for sale in Woolworths.

“It might look like another breakfast cereal — but this supergrain is a scientific breakthrough that has the potential to save lives.

Australian scientists have developed BARLEYmax® (BARLEYmax is a trademark of CSIRO Australia) — an all-natural grain that amazingly can help you stay slim, while helping to fight cancer and diabetes.

Its health benefits are supported by clinical trials conducted by CSIRO and published in scientific journals.

How does it work?

It has twice as much fibre as any other cereal, so more of it ends up in the large intestine.

  • It contains high levels resistant-starch to help build healthy intestinal bacteria.
  • It contains bacteria that can stave off serious disease, constipation and irritiable bowel-related illnesses.

What evidence is there?

CSIRO Human Nutrition’s animal and human trials found:

BARLEYmax® breakfast cereals had a GI Glycaemic index (GI) of 50, compared to a conventional barley cereal GI of 77.

  • The GL (glycaemic load) was only 40 per cent of most barley cereals and led to a substantially lower insulin response.
  • BARLEYmax® has high levels of β-Glucan , a soluble fibre with cholesterol lowering properties.

What does it taste like?

The natural sweetness of means it has an appealing taste without added sugar.

Where can it be used?

BARLEYmax® can be used to produce:

  • extruded and rolled breakfast cereals
  • breads
  • muffins
  • health bars”

This product was developed in Australia by the CSIRO – Enquiries to

enquiries@csiro.au

Thanks to A Current Affair for this article.


Redefining Food

Strong Foods, Weak Foods…

I found a great link on Twitter today. It directed to an article on childhood obesity. Or more specifically, it discussed a way to teach children to avoid bad foods.

Teach children to consider good, healthy foods as Strong foods and bad, unhealthy foods as Weak foods.  The original idea was to set-up two tables and actually display the Strong and Weak foods, however this could also be done with pictures instead of the real thing.

Nutrient Rich Food Choices
Nutrient Rich Food Choices

Strong Foods like:-

  • Nuts
  • Fruit
  • Water
  • Vegetables
  • Lean protein
  • Dairy products
  • In general quality foods in their natural state

Weak foods like:-

  • Sugar
  • Fats
  • Processed foods
  • Pizza
  • Sodas
  • Fried foods, like french fries
  • In general high calorie, high fat, high sugar foods

The logic is that kids like to be strong and will avoid weakness.  This removes the connotations of “good” and “bad”. Some kids like to think they are bad but no-one takes pride in being weak do they?

It’s a concept I’ve not heard before and I think makes a great deal of sense. Let me know if you do too.


Green Tea Purity with Green Tea Extract

Green Tea Purity

I’ve been looking for a solution which incorporates  my favorite health recommendations.  What are they?

Green Tea
Green Tea
  • Drinking lots of pure water
  • Green Tea

Green Tea Purity is tea blend extract that comes to you conventiently in easy to consume capsule form.

It contains more than ten times the anti-oxidants found in other vegetables and fruits. It also contains compounds that super charge your metabolism to help you lose weight, boasts the cardiovascular system and reduce cholesterol.

With benefits of Green Tea extract concentrated in potent capsules, Green Tea Purity is the diet supplement that has been working marvels for thousands dieters around the globe.


Essence of Golden Clam

“Golden” Corbicula Clams For Robust Liver Functiongolden-clams

Corbicula Clams have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a liver enhancing tonic, and to treat liver disorders for ages. Unfortunately, some people miss out on a real health-enhancing miracle because they’ve heard that one can contract Hepatitis A from eating contaminated clams. But the truth is that if the clams come from a fresh uncontaminated source, they are actually one of the best things you can take for your liver.

In Japan, Corbicula Clams is routinely taken for liver ailments and to ensure a healthy liver. It is regarded the best remedy for heavy drinkers. With the increasing research done on its benefits, Corbicula Clam has gained much recognition as a health-enhancing tonic.

While all Corbicula Clam is good for the liver, the quality varies greatly depending on the region the clams are obtained. The best Corbicula Clams come from the HuaLien County in Taiwan. Produced in the world’s only organic algae and the natural freshwater farm. Golden Clam’s rich combination of nutrients help to revitalize the liver, boost the immune system, elevate energy level and stamina.clams-in-water

One unique feature that sets the Corbicula Clams form that region apart from the Corbicula Clams from other countries – is their golden color… hence the name “Golden Clams”. The nutritional value of the Golden Clam surpasses any other, and has more profound liver-enhancing benefits. In fact, the Golden Corbicula Clam is now regarded as one of the few Taiwan’s National Treasures.

The Golden Corbicula Clam is packed with the perfect balance of essential amino acids, particularly Ornithine, Taurine and Arginine. which are very important to support liver’s detoxification process; Choline to prevent fatty liver; B vitamins and organic minerals, including zinc and calcium, essential to support healthy liver function; trace minerals; energy-boosting glycogen, and DHA.

Medical Research

  • 1980 Japanese Professor did a research of liver disease patients treatment using clam extracts. Results showed 82% of 853 personnel have recovered and improved.
  • 1982 Japanese Medical Team from University did a experiment showed proven results that clam can control fatty liver, prevent elevation of GOT & GPT and reduce the death of liver cells.
  • 1994 University Professor Gong had done a 6 years research on clam and discovered the protein in clam extracts has the ability to prevent cancer, particularly liver cancer.
  • 1998 Cholesterol & Heart Specialist Professor Lim discovered the clam can increase in HDL (good cholesterol) and reduce in LDL (bad cholestorl), thus prevent the hardening of vessels, heart and blood circulation disease.
  • 1999 Professor Lim confirmed clam can reduce the AST & ALT of liver.
  • 2003 University of Tzu Chi discovered clam besides liver is also good for the health of heart, pancreas and kidney.

This information comes from goldenclam.com


Detoxify Your Food – Why & How?

Why use a food purifier?

chitosan-bottle

A food purifier like Ecomax Chitosan effectively removes bacteria, pesticides, fertilizers, chlorine, antibiotics and heavy metal residues from food.

Food derived from modern farming practices has hidden health hazards. There is no doubt, simply no question about this problem.

In our efforts to increase production, modern agricultural and grazing methods rely heavily on man-made chemically synthesized fertilizers, pesticides to ensure high crop yields and antibiotics are fed to livestock to prevent diseases and hormones accelerate growth.

Overuse of antibiotics is linked to the growing problems of antibiotic resistant bacteria in humans.

Artificial Hormones are implanted in livestock and dairy cattle to accelerate growth and increase milk production. Hormone residues can disrupt human hormonal balance causing developmental problems and can lead to the development of breast, prostate or colon cancer.

Unfortunately, this means the food that we eat every day is tainted with the residues of substances that can pose immeasurable risks and contribute to acute and chronic health conditions. They are also known to cause poisoning, infertility, birth defects in humans, damage to the nervous system and are potentially cancer causing.

Heavy Metal Residues are found in rice, seafood, meat, vegetables, and even the water we drink. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The chronic effects of heavy metal poisoning affect almost every organ and system in the body.

Artificial preservatives  and additives are added to foods like fish and rice to increase shelf-life and to improve taste and appearance. They have been known to induce allergic reactions and are suspected to cause cancer, asthma and birth defects.

So how do we prevent these unpleasant consequences?

Use Ecomax Chitosan Food Purifier to effectively remove the various types of contaminants found on the surface of and in food – it’s ideal for cleaning fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, rice, grains, etc.

  • Cleans – Removes chemical fertilisers & pesticides, chlorine, heavy metal residues, antibiotics, artificial preservatives and additives
  • Preserves & Maintains Freshness – Inhibits bacterial growth and forms a protective layer on food surfaces (to prevent moisture evaporation and oxidation) for longer lasting freshness
  • Enhances Taste – Boosts food’s original flavor and reduces the fishy taste and smell of seafood

What is chitosan (pronounced kite-o-san)?

It is made from Chitosan, a 100% natural food fibre derived from the exoskeletons (shells) of deep sea Alaska King Crabs and Spiny Crabs in Japan.

Chitosan has been used for over 30 years by water purification plants as a process for detoxifying water.

Chitosan has a strongly positive polarity (electric charge), meaning that it acts like a powerful magnet to attract and bind to negatively charged hazardous substances. The resulting “bound” substance particles will be removed during washing and will not be absorbed by our bodies even if consumed.
how-Chitosan-works
For All Types of Food, some examples are:-

  • Rice – Removes polishing chemicals (e.g. talc), heavy metal residues, chemical fertilizers & pesticides.
  • Poultry & Meat – Eliminates chemical residues (e.g. antibiotics). Inhibits bacterial growth for longer lasting freshness.
  • Seafood (e.g. fish, prawns, crabs, etc) – Removes artificial preservatives & heavy metal residues (e.g. copper, mercury, lead, etc.). Eliminates & inhibits bacterial growth for longer lasting freshness. Reduces unpleasant fishy taste & smell.
  • Fruit & Vegetables –    Removes chemical pesticides & fertilisers, heavy metal residues etc. Prevents moisture loss for longer lasting freshness.
  • Dry Food, etc. (e.g. mushrooms, dates, beans, peas, dried shrimp, anchovies) – Removes artificial preservatives, heavy metal residues & other chemical additives.

Directions for Use:

  1. Rinse food with water to remove any soil and solid impurities.
  2. Add 1 dash of Ecomax Chitosan Food Purifier to 1 litre of water and mix evenly.
  3. Soak food for at least 10 minutes. No rinsing required.

Ingredients: Water-soluble Chitosan, apple acid


Can You Imagine Never Getting Sick?

Is it possible?

Imagine what you can accomplish if you were free of physical setbacks and full of productive energy?

I just finished watching a video that literally flies in the face of everything I’ve known or been taught about health, sickness, and the immune system.

You HAVE TO SEE this video!

You’ll discover the secrets to an unshakable immune system & never get sick again!

This guy is remarkable and refreshingly honest.

His name is David Wolfe, and if you don’t know him, he happens to be the most recognized super-nutrition authority whose fans and clients include T. Harv Eker, Tony Robbins, Angela Bassett, Woody Harrelson, Mark Victor Hansen, and hundreds of thousands more.

He is living PROOF of what he teaches.

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David Wolfe Has Never Been Sick in 15 Years!
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He reveals exactly how and why in this video.

(And I mean step-by-step what to eat and what to do for IMMEDIATE immunity transformation!)

Click below to make sure you see this Health-Transforming Video


20 Fat Busting Tips – Tip 10 – Eat An Avocado

Alone or in (home made) Guacamole…

Avocado’s are one of natures perfect gifts. While avocados are not exactly low calorie or low fat, they are packed with nutrients and the fats are good ones. That’s what we’re all about here – Nutrient Dense Superfoods.
avocados

  • Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol.
  • Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure.
  • One cup of avocado has 23% of the Daily Value for folate, a nutrient important for heart health.
  • They are packed with nutrients with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
  • Avocados  a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein; it also contains measurable amounts of related carotenoids (zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) plus significant quantities of tocopherols (vitamin E).
  • Don’t add dressings, just add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice and grind on some black pepper and salt.

Plus eating an avocado gives you a sense of fullness and satisfaction and it has a pleasurable “mouth feel”.

Making avocados into guacamole is a wonderful way to take advantage of the benefits of the other ingredients as well.  Always make it fresh. Never buy commercial (some commercial ones don’t actually contain real avocado)


20 Fat Busting Tips – Tip 1 Small Changes Count

Over time, small changes in your daily routine will change your weight loss outcome.

Tip 1

Don’t add oily dressings to salads.  It’s the extra flavor you are craving not the oil. Instead squeeze on lemon or lime juice, grind on a little salt and pepper or sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs and add a little vinegar.  Keeping it simple makes it easy, fast and doable.


Permanent Weight Loss – 7 Little Known Secrets – Part 6 – Eat Smaller Meals

Plan on eating smaller portions (more frequently)…

When you eat you are providing your body with fuel.  Think about what would happen if you kept on filling your car with fuel when it was already full.  Disaster!  Well, we’re pretty much the same. Overeating = Excessive Fueling.

Don’t get obsessed with thinking about food or hunger. It’s natural to want to eat, you can’t survive without food. It’s our fuel.

What you need to control is the quantity and timing. So think about portion control and eating 5 to 6 times per day.

Portion control

One simple technique is to just use a smaller plate. Over the years the size of plates being manufactured has increased, so your small portion may look skimpy on a large plate. The visual impact of a small plate full of good food is important.

Knowing that you will be eating again in a couple of hours removes any hunger anxiety.

Eat More Frequently

One of the keys to being able to access body fat as a source of energy is to maintain even blood sugar throughout the day. Your pancreas will love you if, rather than having to cope with large amounts of food at a sitting and becoming overworked, your pancreas will be better able aid your digestive process.  Even blood sugar levels and energy consumption is attained by having 5 to 6 balanced, smaller meals spaced out over the course of your day.

  1. Breakfast
  2. Mid-morning
  3. Lunch
  4. Mid-afternoon
  5. Dinner (a light meal eaten early)
  6. Post Dinner snack (not a sugary dessert)

Balanced meals means – consisting of protein (essential amino acids), carbohydrates (fiber and energy), fats (essential fatty acids),  fruits & vegetables (fiber, vitamins and minerals).

The carbohydrates should be ones which increase blood sugar slowly (have a low Glycemic Index). Reduce all sugars and starchy carbohydrate foods and increase fruits, vegetables, salads, whole (unprocessed) grains. Increasing the quantity of unprocessed whole foods increases your nutrient and fiber intake and helps reduce calories.  Low GI/High fiber consumption has the following benefits:-

  1. You feel satisfied for longer
  2. You consume fewer calories
  3. Your blood sugar remains more even
  4. Your digestive system works better


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Maqui Superberry – Highest Antioxidant Superfruit in the World!

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  • Support Healthy Immune System
  • Support Cardiovascular health
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium

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Permanent Weight Loss – 7 Little Known Secrets – Part 1

Part 1 – Plan For Fat Reduction


Instead of just being focused on weight loss, focus on reducing the percentage of fat you are carrying on your body.  The bad news is that reducing body fat means reducing your food intake. Why? Consuming fewer calories (caloric deficit of at least 500 calories per day)  will cause your body to metabolize it’s own fat reserves. Your reserves will then be  used for essential body functions, daily activity and exercise and you lose weight

Beware of low fat products. A large percentage of low or no fat products actually contain a lot of sugar to make them more palatable. Read the labels and avoid high sugar, highly processed, foods with lots of chemical names and numbers.  You need to eat real foods, not chemicals which increase your toxin load, even if they supposed to be “safe”.

The good news is that adding natural whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet is a natural, low fat of way reducing your overall calorie intake. Plus you also increase your fiber intake which is good for your digestive system.


What is Swine Flu?

What is swine flu?

The latest virus being called swine flu appears to be a mutated flu virus which has originated from pigs (which, like humans, are susceptible to respiratory illnesses). It is a mix of several strains of flu and is therefore  classified as a new strain.


Influenza viruses can be a number of different types: there’s flu A, flu B and flu C. Flu A is the bird form and, of course, which can also infect humans. Flu viruses are further categorized  according to the surface molecules, the H (for Haemagglutinin) and the N on the surface.

This new strain is a H1N1 virus, which circulates in humans, pigs and birds. It’s possible that the pig initially got some of its flu from a bird and then co-mixed that with the human form to produce this hybrid, which is why you can find elements of all three.
Follow the link to a graphic showing pig to human transmission
http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/swine-flu/

Why is it called swine flu?

The name swine flu has been coined as pigs are where the mutated virus originated.

How do you get swine flu?

As with any other type of flu, the new swine flu is spread through direct contact with a sick person or touching a surface which has the virus on it and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Through breathing in airborne  droplets from an ill person sneezing or coughing.
Check out the video on what happens when you get the flu.
http://video.about.com/coldflu/Influenza.htm

Is there a vaccine against the swine flu?

Not at the moment, the current seasonal version of flu vaccine has not been designed to protect against the new flu virus.

How can you avoid getting flu?

If swine flu is in your area avoid crowded places. Make only essential trips. Take normal precautions against infection, wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, avoid rubbing your face.

Of course the best way to avoid any kind of flu is to boost you immune system by getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy foods, taking nutritional supplements. Don’t smoke or drink alcohol to excess as these impair your body’s natural defenses. Avoid too much sugar, as sugar impairs your immune system.

Can you get swine flu from eating pork?

The WHO says no. Pigs entering the food supply are being screened and any found to be ill are excluded. Also, proper cooking will kill the virus.

Can you get swine flu from exposure to live pigs?

Yes, if they are sick with the illness. Piggery or abattoir workers are susceptible to catch the virus from infected stock.

Can you die from getting any sort of flu?

Unfortunately, yes. Usually only people with pre-existing illness or compromised immune systems (the very young or very old) are at risk of dying. Death rates of 1% are usual. The great Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 had a death rate of around 2.5%.

Is swine flu more dangerous than “normal” flu?

It’s probably too early in the outbreak to know. Fortunately, the antivirals Tamiflu and Relenza appear to be effective in reducing the symptoms. Antivirals need to be taken in the first 48 hours after contracting the illness.

What are the symptoms of swine flu?

In general flu symptoms are severe headaches, high fever with chills, muscle aches and body pains, extreme fatigue, dry cough. A runny nose, stomach upset with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are possible, particularly in children, but less common. Severity of symptoms will vary person to person and may start or worsen suddenly. It appears the swine flu may cause bloody mucus and vomiting. If your respiratory symptoms become bronchitis, pneumonia like worsen seek immediate medical attention.

Do I just have a common cold?

Maybe, if you don’t have a fever, aren’t very fatigued but do have a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and a productive cough you’ve probably got a cold.

What to do if you become ill with flu-like symptoms

Don’t panic.  Get plenty of rest, keep hydrated. Stay at home to avoid spreading your illness. Use tissues so they can be disposed of easily. Over-the-counter medications like analgesics can help relieve aches, pains and reduce fever. Cough suppressants help stop an annoying dry cough. Seek medical treatment if symptoms worsen, remember that the antivirals need to be taken within 48 hours. If you are worried call your doctor or hospital and ask their advice. If you have an existing condition or illness get medical advice sooner.

What does Epidemic mean?

A higher incidence (spread) of an infectious disease than would normally be expected.

What does Pandemic mean?

A combination of two things:-

  1. A significantly higher incidence of cases of an infectious disease.
  2. The size of the area affected by the spread of the disease.

Are antibiotics useful?

No, the flu is a viral infection not a bacterial infection.  Antibiotics can be useful for any secondary infections.

What areas are affected by Swine Flu?

Go to http://healthmap.org/en which shows disease alerts by country/disease.  Select/deselect using the menus on the left.

Is there a Natural Remedy for Swine Flu?

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Detox Programs Do They Work? – Part 1

Do I believe in a miracle 7 day detox?

The short answer is No.

Ask me if I believe if a 7 day detox program can kick start your body detoxification program and I’ll say definitely, Yes.

Would I recommend using detox products? Yes.

Why?  Firstly it means you’re thinking about your health.

Secondly, a 7 day detox (or a colon cleansing) plan can help set you on a path to remove toxic build-up from your colon.

It’s a start, but it’s not the end of the story, really only the beginning.

When you think about detoxifying there is a lot more to consider than just your colon (though that’s a very important organ to cleanse). It’s all about how you live your life.

While our bodily organs are intended to filter out toxins (and do so constantly in our breath, sweat, urine and faeces), we are now subject to a level of toxicity with which we aren’t genetically designed to cope.

We live in an era of unprecedented toxic bombardment.  Never before in the history of life on earth have we been subject to so many chemicals in our environment.

The fact is that the World Health Organization released a statement that cancer will overtake heart disease as the number one global health killer by 2010. Of course there any many factors which cause cancer but it’s surely hard to argue that a leading cause is toxic chemicals, whether from smoking, pesticides, or industrial or household chemicals.

This is part 1 of an 7  part series dealing with how to recognize and deal with toxins.

Think about breathing…

Air Pollution
Our cities are so polluted we can actually see what we’re breathing – not a good thing. Since it’s not possible to avoid airborne pollution the best you can do is to be aware of it and minimise your exposure. When in your car recycle the internal air to avoid breathing exhaust fumes from the traffic outside.

Household Chemicals
If you look under your kitchen sink I’m sure you’ll find chemical sprays of some kind. Glass cleaner, oven cleaner, bench sprays, insect sprays.  Be aware and buy the “friendliest” products you can find and exercise caution when using them. Never inhale the “over-drift” of household sprays or get them on your skin.

Use friendly alternatives like steam cleaning, as it simply uses water. Microfiber cloths which “grab” onto dirt are very useful. Dedicate separate colored cloths for bathrooms and kitchens to prevent cross contamination.

Household Pesticides

Got weeds? Don’t automatically reach for the pesticide spray. You may kill more than the weeds. Try removing them by hand or using the right garden tools to pull them out. Use a mulch to thickly cover the bare soil in your garden to prevent weeds and retain water. Remove any dead foliage to minimize any fungal growth. Got bugs in your vegetable patch? If you have used spray in the past you may have upset your garden’s natural balance. Time is needed to restore it. Use physical barriers like netting and mesh to keep bugs off fruit.

Got spiders and other bugs inside your home? No need to spray! Get screens for your doors and windows. Use your vacuum cleaner hose to suck up spiders and their webs and other bugs inside your home.

Other Household Pollution
Paint, carpets, furniture and other furnishing and building materials all produce “off gases” which cause indoor pollution. Don’t forget dust. Dust is mostly dead skin cells and can be a source of viruses and bacteria. This type of pollution can be counteracted by proper ventilation and air purifiers.

Mould (Mold)
Any mould in your home is a serious, even dangerous, pollutant. Any leaks or overflows must be attended to immediately and the area dried out quickly. Kill existing mould with great smelling natural methods like tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil or citrus oil. Proper ventilation is a must to prevent mould growth. Exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens are a simple way to remove moist air. Leave them on for at least 10 minutes after a shower. If you live in a warm humid area use ceiling fans to get air moving and ceiling vents to draw air though rooms. It’s cooling too.

Smoking
What can I say?  If you don’t know by now that smoking is extremely bad for your health you must have been living in a cave. Simply don’t smoke and avoid breathing “secondhand” smoke.

Link to Part 2. – Water

Link to Part 3. – Eating

Link to Part 4. – Digestive System

Link to Part 5 – Your Skin


Resveratrol In The News

Red grapes

By now you’ve probably heard about Resveratrol…

the new anti-aging discovery that was featured on 60 Minutes, Fox News, Barbara Walters and many other news outlets. Dr Memhet Oz discussed taking Resveratrol supplements on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America.

You already know about the heart-healthy effects of red wine, but new studies at Harvard Medical

School and the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Biology have found that Resveratrol, a natural compound found in the skin of red grapes and hence in red wine, may radically reduce the risk not only of heart disease but also age related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. It might also counter the effects of a high-fat diet and even prolong life.

Micronized Resveratrol


The subject of over 2,000 research publications, this POWERFUL and versatile antioxidant has become the star of Anti-Aging and Cellular Health studies worldwide. Considered the Anti-Aging breakthrough of the decade, recent studies have shown that Resveratrol can activate the anti-aging gene.

It’s worth noting that Resveratrol is not a drug. It’s a natural product! Plants make this molecule as a defense mechanism to protect them from attack by fungi, insects and other organisms, and it’s now been proven to be good at protecting us from the diseases/symptoms of aging.

Resveratrol is a high potency, all-natural supplement that provides high levels of one of the most powerful naturally occurring anti-oxidants. It is commonly found in Red Wine and is well-known as a principal part of the healthy Mediterranean diet. For years we have heard about the benefits of  drinking red wine, so the revelation of resveratrol helps us understand why. And consider the so-called mystery of the “French Paradox.” How can French people eat real butter, real cheese, and red meat, and still have remarkably low levels of heart disease? Red wine consumed by the French people over their lifetime has been given credit for helping them maintain good health. This powerful yet natural “wrinkle-reducer”/antioxidant is found in several plants,  but is most notably in the skin of red grapes. Of course the issue was, until now, you’d have to drink 1000 glasses of red wine to get the amount needed to see any real anti-aging results, so no-one could do that!

Resveratrol is natures concentrate of the goodness of wine’s most beneficial molecule without having to consume a single drop of alcohol.

Resveratrol has been the subject of some of the most exciting anti-aging research in decades and only recently has become available in purified form. The good news is that scientists have recently discovered away to concentrate the correct amount of this rare “fountain of youth ingredient”.

Resveratrol has the ability to prevent the first step that occurs when estrogen starts the process that lead to cancer. Scientists believe that this could stop the whole progression that leads to breast cancer down the road. Resvertatrol has been shown to keep estrogen from causing breast cancer in test-tube studies. Resveratrol increases production of an enzyme that destroys dangerous estrogen metabolites.

This is dramatic because it was able to be done with fairly low concentrations of Resveratrol.

Micronized Resveratrol


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.

Why Choose Oriyen Cordyceps?

  • Premium quality
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Cultivated – controlled actives and standardized content
  • Super concentrated – 4x higher. A whopping 1,000mg raw Cordyceps in each tiny capsule
  • 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

Oriyen Cordyceps is pure and affordable – click here to shop, then click Go Shopping, then search for product code 20308157. Retail price US$10.90, plus shipping.

Read more about the studies on cordyceps.


Dissolve Old Fat, Burn New Fat, Block Future Fat, Cleanse Your System

Old Fat Dissolved , New Fat Burned Away, Future Fat Blocked, Immune System Boosted, Digestive System Cleansed

Purity12 is designed to gently rid your system of toxic build-up and keep purity12your body happy and healthy. The gentle cleansing means that you do not experience a large rush of waste, instead Purity12 works to detoxify your colon and body. A clean colon allows your body to properly absorb nutrients  and cleanse your body of built up waste. As an added bonus you will see fat pounds melt away and your energy and mood boost noticeably.

Hundreds of health products fall short of the incredible pure ingredients of Purity12. With the most advanced digestive health formula

Purity12 contains only pure Extracts and advanced Pro-Biotics to help your body look and feel amazing.

Pro-Biotics Bacterium

Creates a hostile environment for Parasites, Worms, and other harmful organisms while boosting immune system.

Bromelain

Bromelain from Pineapples
Bromelain is a natural enzyme found in pineapples. It contains active substances that aid digestion and help reduce inflammation along with a variety of other health benefits.

Mangosteen
mangosteenMangosteen is known as the “Queen of Tropical Fruit”, unrelated to mango, it is an elegant fruit with purple skin with delicious fragrant white lobed flesh inside . It aids digestion and is full of rich xanthones and antioxidants. Contains Fiber and Vitamins to promote digestive health. Boosts Energy and used as an herbal anti-depressant.

Green Tea Extract (EGCG)
green-teaMany studies have confirmed the health benefits of green tea. It has been proven to boost metabolism while helping your body burn fat through thermogenesis. EGCG is also known for it’s super antioxidant count and ability to aid with cholesterol and infection.

Papaya Extract

papayaPapayas are a luscious and colorful fruit of the tropics. It is a rich source of health promoting and energy boosting antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium and magnesium; and fiber. Plus papaya contains the digestive enzyme, papain. Making papaya a natural digestive cleanser and amazing source of proteolytic enzymes which help the body properly digest protein.

Grape Seed Extract
grapesGrape seed extract has been the subject of many studies and it’s health benefits are undisputed. Aids with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Also helps with cell damage and reducing free radicals in the body.


Blue Berry Extract
blueberriesBlueberries are being called the Anti-Aging Wonder Fruit. New research shows that blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity with proven cholesterol reducing benefits.

Ginger Root
ginger-rootA powerful antioxidant with many health benefits such as helping the digestive process by breaking down proteins, aiding with high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.


Citrus Bioflavinoids
lemonsPowerful antioxidants by giving protection versus oxidative and free radical damage. Citrus Bioflavinoids have greater antioxidant effects than Vitamin C, E, Selenium and Zinc.


Blue Berry Extract, Green Tea Extract and Mangosteen are just three of the superfood ingredients in Purity 12.  Imagine what results you can get when fat and toxins are attacked at three stages.

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  3. Future fat is blocked by the action of Mangosteen which acts to suppress your carving for fatty, sugary foods.

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Move More, Burn Fat, Weigh Less

I’ve been seeing the message all over lately!

So I guess it must be true. Well it does make sense to move (exercise) to burn those excess calories.  So I went looking for a new product to make exercise fun.  So check this video out.

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