Do you think it’s odd that a natural algae like chlorella is both a detoxifier and a source of nutrition? Well it’s true. But this only happens when the cell wall is “broken”. The fibrous cell wall of chlorella binds with heavy metals and toxins allowing them to pass out of your body. Plus the nutrients are then able to leave the single-celled algae and are available for you to digest.
If you become dehydrated your body goes into “protection” mode. When denied any vital nutrient your body cries out for help, although these signals are often misunderstood (like thirst disguised as hunger). If you are dehydrated your body may slow down your metabolism in an effort to retain as much water as possible for survival. This slows down your fat burning which make it more difficult to lose weight. So, the answer is to drink plenty of water (of course, pure filtered water is best).
How do you do that? Try these tips:-
Drink 1 glass when you wake up.
Drink 1 glass after you clean your teeth after breakfast
Drink 1 glass mid morning
Drink 1 glass before lunch
Drink 1 glass with lunch
Drink 1 glass mid afternoon
Drink 1 glass when you get home from work
Drink 1 glass before dinner
Drink 1 glass with dinner
Drink 1 glass after you clean your teeth in the evening
I also leave a glass of filtered water in my bathroom overnight, so I can drink it if I get up during the night.
If you find water boring, add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.
Be kind to our planet – use a water filter and fill your own bottles (preferably glass) instead of buying water in plastic bottles.
If you look for this fruit in your local market chances are you won’t find it. Unless, of course you happen to live in a town near the Amazon rainforest.
This small purple berry is a fruit of the tropical Acai palm which grows in Central and South America.
Despite acai berries numerous endorsements by celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Rachel Ray and Brad Pitt (who used it when preparing to make the film ‘Burn after Reading’), the only real source for obtaining this nutrient dense product is online.
Part of the problems stems from the fact that acai berries are highly perishable. Within 24 hours of being harvested, acai berry loses the potency of its numerous nutrients and becomes less effective. So unless you live near Brazil, eating fresh Acai is next to impossible.
Fortunately advancements in flash freezing has meant that acai berry can now be more easily preserved and converted into supplements, purees, juices and powders.
Yet, even then, accessing acai berry products is difficult.
As it requires processing, by the time this product reaches the supermarket shelves, through the traditional supply chain, it has dramatically risen in price. The only real affordable way to access this fruit is to buy it online.
Search Google and you’ll find a number of reputable sources for this nutritious fruit who will happily ship their juices/supplements to anywhere in the world. This is perfectly normal, however, the one thing you should be conscious of during your research is the quality of these products.
Firstly, check to see how the berry has been processed. If it has undergone anything other than flash freezing, then don’t buy it. If you do you could potentially be investing in product that may have lost a significant amount of its nutrients along the way.
One acai berry product we recommend is Pure Acai Berry. Made from 100% pure, unaltered acai berry, this product is easily the most potent acai berry product on the market offering consumers 1500mg per a serving. However the most notable element to this supplement is its backing and credentials:
• Certificates of analysis and purity
• Immediate fast weight loss from day 1
• Quality assured, produced in CGMP facilities
• Powerful antioxidant support – highest ORAC rating
For more information about Pure Acai Berry and how it can assist in your weight loss, visit www.pureacaiberry.com
It’s a berry which has had a lot of media coverage over the past couple of years. You may have even overheard friends or colleagues talking about acai berry and the wonderful benefits they have experienced when using it. Summarized here are the Top 10 benefits of using acai berry.
The acai berry is grown naturally in the wild, it’s not a cultivated crop. The acai berry palm grows in wet areas of Central and South American, such as the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. Each acai palm tree with produce berries twice a year and the each palm will produce approximately 600 berries each.
The berries can be considered organic and pesticide-free. Since the berries grow in the wild, you will not be ingesting any chemicals or pesticides that are commonly found in other fruits and vegetables today.
No matter how busy you are, they can still receive the benefits of the acai berry. The berries can be consumed in various ways.The berries is cultivated in extract that can be used to make juices. The berries can also be processed into a powder form that can be used in supplements taken in capsule form.
Acai berries are a great anti-aging food. The oils and the berries from acai berry nutrients help to promote healthy looking skin and naturally reduce the effects of aging.
The nutrients in acai berries are known to increase your metabolism. One of the most appealing things about acai berries is that they help to increase the rate at which your body will burn the foods you ingest. It also burns the fat cells that the body is currently storing. In turn, you will have more energy available to provide you with a better workout.
The berries are high in antioxidants. Acai berries are loaded with antioxidants and consuming them will provide your body with these nutrients to help prevent problems like heart disease.
Acai berries help reduce cholesterol. We know we have to be concerned with the levels of cholesterol in our blood. High levels are known to be a factor in heart disease and other issues can manifest in the body. The fatty acids that are contained in acai berries, such as Omega 6 and 9 help to reduce the amount of cholesterol in your body.
Acai berries help to reduce food cravings. The berries are packed with nutrients and people have found that they are feel satisfied and don’t get so hungry.
Acai berries promote a healthier digestive system. The berries help to purge the body of toxins and other negative items in the body.
The berries help to boost your immune system. The high level of antioxidants and additional nutrients help to promote a stronger immune system. This will help your body fight off infection and sickness, such as the common cold.
We are subjected to an ever increasing number of chemicals in our daily lives. Think about everything you eat (try to eat organically grown food), drink (get a water purifier) and breathe (get a air purifier for your home). Think about reducing dry-cleaning, using natural cleaning products, using natural pest control methods to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals.
Our diets, simply what we eat, determines our quality of life. Our bodies consist of trillions of cells and we need to feed them. So make sure you eat to nurture your body.
Our digestive process starts with chewing and saliva production. Digestion is essential to break down the nutrients in food. Our digestive systems are complex, but you don’t need to understand everything, just believe in your body’s ability to react correctly if you treat it properly.
Welcome to the continuation of our 7 part information series. How to Detoxify Your Body.
Think about your digestive system…
Indigestion, constipation and bloating seem to be prevalent these days. It’s a fact that our digestive tract is the first part of our system to be subjected to toxins in water and food. If constipation slows the movement of wastes then your body is subjected to concentrated toxins for a longer period of time. This is obviously something to avoid and a good reason to use those 7 day detox plans. Detoxifying your body is not about starving yourself, it’s about nourishing and cleansing.
Foods like fresh fruit and vegetables cereals, grains, seeds and nuts are high in fiber which helps speed the movement of waste through your digestive tract.
Probiotics are another way to aid your digestive process. There is no doubt there is a war going on in your digestive tract. We all have good microbes (intestinal flora) residing within us, but there are bad ones as well. Disease-causing bugs in the intestine must compete with the “good” microbes.
What we need is an effective way to not only help keep the balance, but to actually let the good flora win. You need more good bacteria to allow your immune system, which is your body’s defense mechanism, to fight against the millions of bacteria and toxins you consume each day. Probiotics are vital for proper digestion of fats and proteins, synthesizing of vitamin K, vital for the prevention of osteoporosis and many of our B vitamins, plus they detoxify the intestinal tract and reduce cancer risks.
Pure water is also an essential part of detoxifying your digestive system, proper hydration allows more efficient elimination of waste so ensure you drink 8-10 glasses of purified water each day.
Welcome to the continuation of our 7 part series How to Detoxify Your Body.
Think about eating…
Are you getting enough nutrition? Realise that I didn’t say enough food, I said enough nutrition. That a great many people are getting too much food is very evident. Unsatisfied hunger is a signal that, despite eating, your body is still undernourished. It’s really a cry for help. So, answer the call and eat whole foods rich in essential proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients like antioxidants, phytonutrients and trace minerals.
Our bodies need proper nutrition to function properly at all levels, and this includes our ability to detoxify. Eating nutrient dense foods is important to nurture your body’s 100 trillion cells.
Avoid eating processed foods which almost always contain high levels of sugar, salt, fats, coloring, preservatives and other chemicals. Fresh whole food is best.
Add nutrient dense superfoods like acai berry, maqui berry supplements to your diet. These natural superfoods have high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients, plus fiber to cleanse your colon. Other superfoods like spirulina (considered to be a whole food) , chlorella (which has the ability to remove heavy metal contamination from your body) and stabilized rice bran are a must to boost your intake of concentrated nutrition.
The other aspect is to avoid ingesting toxins. Organically grown food has been shown to be more nutritious and is certified to be free of pesticides. So, if you can afford it, buy organic. If you’re more budget conscious, take up the example of America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama and plant your own organic vegetable garden. It’s very rewarding, you know the exact origin of the food, plus you can grow special varieties, not just the types usually grown commercially.
“(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.”
Did you know you can Reverse and Prevent Diabetes – The Natural Way?
There is no simply doubt that lifestyle and diet is a major contributing cause to diabetes?
Here is an unpleasant statistic:- USA – over 20.8 million people (approximately 7.85% of the population) suffer from diabetes.
However in India a country of more than 1 billion people very few people suffer from diabetes.
As a further startling example:-
History has shown that islanders leading traditional lifestyles did not suffer from diabetes. U.S. Navy did a health survey in the Pacific just after World War II, and found no cases of diabetes among Pacific Islanders – zero. Now,
Pacific Islanders have one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world. So what happened?
Before World War II, Pacific Islanders lived traditional lifestyles, with diets high in fish, fruits and vegetables, with lots of physical activity from fishing, farming, and simply walking. Many Pacific Islander communities underwent radical, rapid changes in diet and physical activity after the war. Fried food, imported high fat canned meats, processed food snacks, and sweetened drinks became a way of life and replaced healthier natural choices.
This points to the fact that our diet and lifestyle have a direct influence on the onset of diabetes. It also points to the fact that our diet and lifestyle habits have a direct influence on the reversal of diabetes.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said about food thousands of years ago: ‘Let Food Be Thy Medicine, and Medicine Be Thy Food’
So what type of diet and lifestyle would reverse diabetes? The teachers in ‘Food Matters’ raise the question of using alternative approaches to the treatment of diabetes over conventional therapies, because of their often harmful side effects and failure to address the underlying cause of the disease. They recommend natural, simple, inexpensive therapies to restore your health. “My personal experience with diabetes and review of the literature made it VERY clear to me that virtually every case of type 2 diabetes is 100 percent reversible.”
– Dr. Mercola, Specialist in Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Does your doctor recommend alternative therapies? The truth is your doctor most likely has received little if any training in nutrition and alternative therapies as part of his or her qualification. In the US less than 6% of graduated physicians have studied Nutrition as part of their curriculum.
From a business perspective, it may not be in their best interest to tell you. Prescribing drugs and performing surgery is the livelihood of their profession. Doctors depend on patients unquestioningly acceptance of traditional medical treatments which keep patients returning as a customer over and over again.
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The true causes of Diabetes and how you can build your bodies own defenses naturally to live a long, healthy and abundant life.
How to start to reduce your insulin dosage and gradually eliminating the need for it entirely!
How to avoid the pain, suffering and unnecessary expenses by naturally addressing the root cause of your diabetes.
Why you’ve never been told about these options before and why most doctors don’t advocate these safe and effective modalities
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How many diet products have you heard about? How many have you tried for yourself? If you are like the average person who wants to lose a little weight, you have probably tried quite a few. So what is the best?
This summary comparison will focus on two broad categories. Chemical and Natural.
Chemical based products, which has two sub-categories, prescription only and “over the counter”, include:-
Dermal patches which pass chemicals through your skin to change your thyroid activity.
Pills which claim to block your body’s absorption of carbohydrates by changing the way you digest them.
Pills which block your body from absorbing fat and oil, allowing it to pass through your digestive system.
Pills which use caffeine to boost your metabolism.
Pills which claim to imitate your brain’s signals to make your brain think your stomach is full.
People often turn to chemical based diet products looking for a “quick fix”, however as you can see from the summary above, these products interfere in some way or another with your body’s natural processes. In addition, by definition, they involve adding chemicals to your body.
We are all individuals and have our own particular metabolism and chemistry, so the effects of these chemical based diet products can be unpredictable. Unpleasant and even dangerous side effects have been reported by many people.
Chemical based diet products do not aim to provide you with any nutritional benefit, in fact they often aim to interrupt your body’s absorption of nutrients.
Natural diet products do not require any prescription. They are food. Natural diet products include:-
Wu Yi Tea. Green tea’s health benefits are undisputed. Hundreds of years of usage have proven the benefits which have now been backed by scientific studies. Green tea adds nutrition to your diet, with high levels of antioxidants, catechins, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals. The natural ingredients in green tea promotes thermogenesis and naturally boost your metabolic rate causing you burn calories faster.
Hoodia Gordonii a cactus plant from Africa which is proven to suppress appetite. So you simply eat less.
Acai Berries (euterpe oleraceae) -a dark purple berry from an Amazonian palm tree which is now known as one of the top ten superfoods. Acai berries are proven to be rich in minerals, vitamins, including natural vitamin E, fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, oleic (omega-9) fatty acids, antioxidants (including anthocyanidins), phytosterols and polyphenols. Acai berries, available as a juice product or in convenient capsule form, help you lose weight by detoxifying your system, eliminating built up waste and reducing water retention.
Maqui Berries (aristotelia chilensis) – a new superfood discovery from Patagonia. Maqui (pronounced mah-key) berries are like Acai berries on steroids. They have more than twice the antioxidant ORAC score of Acai berries. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)is a measure of a foods ability to neutralize damaging free radicals.
Chlorella – is a microscopic dark green algae superfood nutrient source. Is 60% protein with all 8 essential amino acids, has 23 vitamins and minerals and a special ingredient called Chlorella Growth Factor which supplies RNA and DNA. It’s superior nutritional qualities reduce food cravings which can cause over-eating. Additionally, chlorella’s fibrous cell wall has the ability to remove heavy metals from your system. Read all about Chlorella HERE
Spirulina – a blue-green algae which is considered to be a whole food. Spirulina provides total nutrition, so like chlorella, it nourishes your body so you don’t feel the need to eat junk foods or overeat. Read all about Spirulina HERE
This summary comparison clearly shows which group is the most beneficial to your body. The products you select to help you lose weight will be your individual choice. Do your self a favor – choose wisely.
I’m still reading Dr David Servan-Schreiber’s book “Anti Cancer – a new way of life”. Because of his medical/research background this book not only presents scientifically valid statistics and reasoning behind his words, he also provides interesting, and understandable, commentary on the reasons why our generation is more commonly being afflicted with cancers.
For example, the immense increase in the production of synthetic chemicals from 1 million tons in 1930 to 200 million tons today.
The purpose of Dr Servan-Schreiber’s book is not to scare you, but to reassure you that it’s possible to do things to protect yourself. He provides tables which summarize, e.g. which foods to limit/reduce and which foods to eat instead.
I have covered many of the principles of nourishing your body at a cellular level and avoiding toxins in my Cell Rejuvenation Series. Look it up and read this 10 part series when you get the chance. I suggest you bookmark it so you can easily return.
In his book “Anti Cancer – A New Way Of Life” Dr David Servan-Schreiber discusses how inflammation is our enemy.
Inflammation in our bodies is a reaction to some sort of damage to our cells, through some sort of shock or physical trauma like, burns, cuts, infections by viruses or bacteria, even rubbing and chafing.
Inflammation is described as:-
it’s red, it’s swollen, it’s warm and it’s painful.
Our immune systems react to inflammation to heal our bodies in ways far too technical for me to understand fully or describe. The problem is that apparently there is also another face to our immune response to inflammation – it can work against us by over-reacting and being diverted to promote cancerous growths.
There are distinct links between certain types of cancers and inflammation. For example:-
Cervical cancer – papilloma virus
Liver cancer – Hepatitis virus
Dr Servan-Schreiber’s book obviously gives much more information.
In short, inflammation has a key role in promoting cancer and we should do all we can to avoid it.
So how can we avoid and reduce inflammation in our bodies?
By eating the right foods, managing our stress levels, getting regular exercise and trying to remove toxins from our environment.
I can recommend the following to assist you in reducing the inflammation in your body:-
Q: How does Colotrim make you lose weight?
Although results will vary with each individual. Colon cleansing often results in weight loss due to elimination of built-up fecal matter. Cleansing can help improve the assimilation of essential nutrients through a well-balanced healthy eating plan. Exercise should be a part of your daily routine along with Colotrim.
Q: What should I expect from a detoxification program such as Colotrim?
Once you have started the detoxifying process you may notice enhanced digestion, better elimination, healthier hair, skin, and nails, along with increased energy, weight loss and less bloating.
Q: Is Colotrim safe for everyone?
Colotrim is an all natural way to cleanse your colon while supporting the health of your vital organs. If you have any medical condition and/or have been taking a medication, please contact your physician before beginning the program. Please do not use Colotrim if you are nursing or pregnant.
Q: When do I take Colotrim?
The best time to take Colotrim is 2 times daily with 8oz of water. One capsule upon rising and one capsule before bed.
Q: Can I take other supplements or medication with the Colotrim?
Please check with your physician before beginning any cleansing or detoxifying program or using any additional supplements, especially if you have concerns.
Q: Can I take the Colotrim for the rest of my life?
Yes, Colotrim is to be used as long as you feel you need to cleanse. To promote a healthy colon and maintain a healthy weight, use Colotrim as long as you like.
Q: What should I expect from Colotrim?
The key objective of an internal cleanse is to support your body’s natural ability to have 2-3 bowel movements a day, and to release accumulated toxins in the colon while assisting with overall vital organ health. You can expect less bloat, less water retention, improved energy and vitality. You should not have watery stools, severe cramping or weakness of any kind.
Q: I’m taking the recommended dosage of Colotrim and I’m still not achieving 2-3 bowel movements per day. What should I do?
Everyone is different and will experience different results. If you don’t see any results within 15 days of using Colotrim, please consult your health-care professional.
Q: Is Colotrim suitable if I have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Thyroid, Severe Diarrhea, Severe Cramping, Severe Flu Symptoms, Migraine Headaches or any serious health concerns?
We recommend that if you have any serious health issues or the slightest question about use, consult your physician. Even though some individuals with these health concerns may benefit from internal cleansing and use Colotrim, we insist that you consult a health care provider.
Q: Is Colotrim suitable for children?
These products were designed for adults. Colotrim is not recommended for children under the age of 18. It is important to consult your health care provider before administering any supplements to children under the age of 18.
Q: Do I have to change my diet?
We recommend a high-fiber, low-fat diet that includes fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Drink 8-10 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
Colonleaf Is an award winning, all natural formula that cleanses your colon helping you lose weight and remove deadly toxins from your body.
Many dietary supplements often try to chemically destroy certain body fats while slowly harming your internal organs. What many people are not aware of is that the body needs to be cleansed throughout for the best possible weight management.
Colonleaf on the other hand is derived from 100% natural ingredients and concentrates on cleansing your colon while providing you with the best possible detox program.
Colotrim contains a special blend of these powerful all-natural ingredients:
Goldenseal is a powerful natural disinfectant that helps kill harmful bacteria and unwanted parasite.
Goldenseal is a cure-all type of herb that strengthens the immune system, acts as an antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, potentiates insulin, and cleanses vital organs. It promotes the functioning capacity of the heart, the lymphatic and respiratory system, the liver, the spleen, the pancreas, and the colon.
Taken internally, Goldenseal increases digestive secretions, astringes the mucous membranes that line the gut, and checks inflammation. It also aids digestion by promoting the production of saliva, bile, and other digestive enzymes. In addition it may control heavy menstrual and postpartum bleeding by means of its astringent action.
Buckthorne root assists in healthy stool formation.
Buckthorne root aids liver congestion, helps to carry blood and liver toxins out of the body. Good for gall stones, and lead poisoning. Calms the gastro-intestinal tract, is amild laxative, good for chronic constipation, and keeps the bowels regulated. Relieves dropsy (excess fluid accommodation in tissues or body cavity). Used for hemorrhoids, colic (abdominal pain caused by spasm), obesity, acute appendicitis, ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon).
Pumpkin seed provides excellent assistance to help sweep out waste as it moves through the colon.
Pumpkin seeds are one of nature’s almost perfect foods. They are a natural source of beneficial constituents such as carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K. They also have the minerals calcium, potassium, niacin, and phosphorous. Pumpkin seeds have mainly been used to treat prostate and bladder problems, but they have also been known to help with depression and learning disabilities.
Licorice root provides assistance in soothing gastrointestinal irritations and inflammations.
Licorice was used historically to treat the skin and coughs. It is also used to treat constipation, bronchitis, inflammation, and arthritis. Licorice may be prescribed by health care providers to treat adrenocortical insufficiency, peptic ulcer, and chronic gastritis.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses licorice to treat problems from tuberculosis to diabetes. Restrained production of cortisol and anti-inflammatory effects are caused by the flavonoids and glycyrrhizin in licorice. Research has shown that licorice flavonoids can kill the bacteria that causes stomach inflammation and ulcers, called Helicobacter pylori.
Ginger root helps to relieve weak digestion and malabsorption.
Ginger Root has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and is known to be greatly beneficial in reducing nausea and upset stomachs. It was used in Greek culture for making breads, the forerunner of the delicious gingerbread we enjoy today.
The plant is native to Southeast Asia, however due to the many benefits of Ginger Root, today it is cultivated around the world in many diverse locations.
Fennel seed is used to promote healthy digestion and support a healthy appetite.
Fennel seeds often provide quick and effective relief from many digestive disorders. They help to overcome gas, cramps, acid indigestion, and many other digestive tract maladies.
These seeds are very rich in minerals including magnesium. Two of its main constituents are Anethol and Fenchone. Anethol and other terpenoids may inhibit spasms in smooth muscles such as those in the intestinal tract. Fenchone may be responsible for the medicinal properties associated with Fennel.
Recent studies have found that consumption of fennel can increase the production of bile and may also possess diuretic, pain-reducing and anti-microbial activities.
Cascara Sagrada is used to promote movement in the colon and alleviate constipation.
Cascara sagrada has a long history of traditional use by native americans. Cascara sagrada contains compounds called anthroquinones, which are responsible for cascara’s powerful laxative effects. Anthraquinones trigger contractions in the colon, called peristalsis, which causes the urge to have a bowel movement. Today, it is one of the most common herbal laxatives.
In addition to being a powerful laxative, cascara is also believed to improve the muscle tone of the colon walls.
Rhubarb is a natural Laxative that promotes healthy digestion.
It is recognized that rhubarb not only exercises a digestive action but it operates directly as a conveyer of bile salts. When it reaches the stomach its digestive effects come into full play, causing an increase of the flow of gastric juice and inducing their movement, thus favoring the processing of the contents of the stomach. Besides stimulating the secretions from the liver which convey the bile salts, it assists the intestine in regulating the absorption of fats.
Rhubarb is used as a laxative, antiphlogistic, and homeostatic in the treatment of constipation, diarrhea, jaundice, gastro-intestinal hemorrhage, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis, traumatic injuries, superficial suppurative sores and ulcers.
It’s a fact, we are like magnets for toxins like pesticides, herbicides (including carcinogens) preservatives and heavy metals. Just living in this century has made us vulnerable. The food we eat is contaminated. Fresh fish contains mercury and other heavy metals. Meat and poultry are grown with hormones. Even fresh fruit and vegetables have been subjected to pesticides and other toxins. Processed food is even worse, with chemical additives to preserve, color, anti-caking agents and who knows what else.
How about the air you breathe? Very few places have a good air quality these days. Look into the distance at your locality, is the air clear or smoggy? Think about the dirty, greasy coating which lands on your car, of course, you are breathing the same air which delivered that mess. We also absorb toxins through our skin.
Is it any wonder your body is overloaded, unable to properly rid itself of toxins and is crying out for help. Inflammation and irritation of your tissues, causing chronic illness, is the result.
So what are the top 6 things you are do to help the detoxification process.
Number 1 – Minimize exposure to toxins.
Avoid dry cleaning your clothes, make certain your normal washing is properly rinsed.
Don’t microwave your food in plastics (even if it says microwave safe).
Use glass containers to store food.
Beware of lead-based paint in older properties.
Use natural products and steam to clean your home.
Of course, don’t smoke.
Consider getting an air purifier to cleanse the air in your home, as it’s been proven that the air inside your home is often more polluted than the air outside.
Number 2 – Filter and purify your water.
This is an essential. We are made up of a large percentage of water. It is in every cell of our bodies. We are reliant on water to survive, and should consume 8-12 glasses daily to hydrate our cells and cleanse our system. However, it’s not just quantity, it’s also quality that counts. Most metropolitan water supplies are treated with chemicals to decontaminate the water. Rightly so, as untreated water would be a disaster. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean drinking the chemicals in the water is good for you. They add to your toxic load. A good water purifier should filter out the chemicals, add life and minerals to the water, energizing it to give it the structure of pure, natural water. Find out about Living Water HERE
Number 3 – Cleanse your digestive tract
The longer the transit time through your digestive system the more toxins are absorbed into your bloodstream. Therefore constipation is extremely bad for your health. Help your body rid itself of waste by drinking sufficient water to lubricate your system and eat enough fiber to “sweep” your colon clean.
Over time toxins build up in your colon, in a coating of plaque, preventing absorption of nutrients and “locking” toxins in, making colon cleansing a priority to extend your life. Click HERE for more information.
Number 4 – Eat organic food
Eating organic food not only reduces your toxic load, but also increases your nutrient intake. If you find it’s expensive or hard to find, try growing your own. Nature likes balance, so you will find, to a large degree, the good insects will take care of the annoying ones.
Number 5 – Detoxify with natural products
Chlorella – a single-celled dark green fresh water algae. It has a fibrous cell wall, which acts like a sponge to bind with all toxins (including heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides) and allow them to pass out of your body. More on Chlorella HERE Chlorophyll – a natural cleanser of your blood and digestive system. Cleanses your blood, kidney, liver and digestive system. The best chlorophyll is obtained from the young leaves of the mulberry (morus alba l). More on Chlorophyll HERE Spirulina – a blue-green algae with many benefits, including the ability to improve gastrointestinal and digestive health. More on Certified Organic Spirulina HERE.
Sorry to get personal here, but it’s important, you will have noticed that all these products are green, if your stools are not green, then you’re not taking enough.
Number 6 – Protect your skin
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Chemicals pass through your skin directly into your bloodstream. Avoid chemicals touching your skin. If you must dry-clean clothing, make certain you air it outside to reduce the chemicals. Avoid cleaning with chemical-based products, or at least wear gloves and use in well-ventilated areas. Install a water filter in your shower. Use organic skin care products.
Think about everything you eat, breathe, drink and touch. The secret is to minimize the input of toxins and maximize their output.
Thinking you will be young forever. Youth is very forgiving of late nights, early mornings, and poor eating habits. Later in life that the sins of your youth can catch up with you. Too much alcohol, sun exposure or other bad habits can leave lasting ill effects. As you age, the signs of excess in your youth will start appearing.
Solution: Realize you’re not “bullet proof”, and look after your health and well-being from any early age. It’s never too early to be aware of your body’s needs.
Common Mistake Number 2.
Eating too much fast food laden with sugar, salt and fats. Sure it’s a quick fix when you’re hungry and in a rush, but is the lingering regret worth it?
Solution: THINK before you eat. Look for better quality offerings. It’s actually becoming easier to find fast food which is healthier. If you can only find pizza, then add a salad and cut down on the number of pizza slices you consume. Beware of salad dressings, use olive oil and vinegar to get the benefits of both.
Common Mistake Number 3
Not drinking enough water. It’s a fact that a majority of people are trying to get through their busy lives in a dehydrated state.
Solution: Drink 9 to 12 glasses of water each day. Seem too much or too difficult? Drink 1 glass on waking, 1 glass before breakfast, 1 glass after you clean your teeth in the morning, 1 glass mid-morning, 1 glass after each time you go to the restroom (say 4/5 times a day), 1 glass before lunch, 1 glass mid-afternoon, 1 glass when you get home from work, 1 glass before dinner, 1 glass after dinner, 1 glass after you clean your teeth in the evening. Use daily events as “triggers” for your water consumption. Try to drink purified, energized water at all times.
Common Mistake Number 4
Smoking cigarettes. It’s now well recognized that smoking is extremely detrimental to your health. Also avoid “second hand” smoke.
Solution: Never smoke, simply don’t start. If you currently smoke give it up – your body will love you for it. Keep away from places where you’ll be exposed to smoke.
Common Mistake Number 5
Thinking it’s too late to do anything to improve your health. Don’t give up on you!
Solution: Remember that the cells in your body are constantly being renewed. Give your cells the best possible chance to be repaired and rejuvenated. Nourish your body with natural superfoods to provide concentrated nutrition and antioxidants, keep your body alkalized, hydrated and detoxified.