“Health A to Z” – S

The Letter S.

Salmon

When choosing salmon select those which have been wild caught. Salmon is salmon an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and selenium. It is also a very good source of protein, niacin and vitamin B12 and a good source of phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B6.

Salt

Salt is essential to life. Select a natural salt (like hand harvested French Salt) which contains trace minerals and

Salt Harvesting by Hand
Salt Harvesting by Hand

no aluminium silicate – an anti-caking agent found in regular salt. (Aluminium has been linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.).  Natural salt should be unbleached, unrefined and not laced with harmful chemical additives. Salt is vital to the interplay of fluids in and out of our cells. Salt regulates the water content in our cells where the water cleanses and allows toxins to be extracted.

Avoiding processed foods will assist in avoiding hidden salt intake.

Selenium

A essential mineral which we require in trace amounts. Selenium supplements are rarely required, however some people have other conditions which prevent them from absorbing selenium, or people may live in areas where soils are selenium depleted. Observational studies indicate that death from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher blood levels or intake of selenium. In addition, the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer is significantly higher in areas of the United States with low soil selenium content .

Research suggests that selenium affects cancer risk in two ways. As an anti-oxidant, selenium can help protect the body from damaging effects of free radicals. Selenium may also prevent or slow tumor growth. Certain breakdown products of selenium are believed to prevent tumor growth by enhancing immune cell activity and suppressing development of blood vessels to the tumor.

Superfoods

I call foods which are nutrient dense and low in calories superfoods. For example:-

Acai Berry

Avocado

Chlorella

Goji berry

Mangosteen

Maqui Berry

Noni

Pomegranate

Salmon

Spirulina

Stabilized Rice Bran

Wheatgrass

Feel free to add you own superfood choices as comments


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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.


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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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Diet Product Comparisons – Which type is best for you?

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.
  • Pure Acai – One of the most Nutritious & Powerful foods in the World!

  • 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.


What Is Food?

I saw Mike Huckabee on Fox News today. Someone asked him how he lost weight (a lot a weight).

He said he ate the right food.  His quotes were:-

“If it wasn’t a food a hundred years ago, it’s not a food today”

“If it comes through a car window it’s not food”

Of course a lot of superfoods existed a hundred years ago – however most people didn’t know about them then – and there was no research done about the benefits.


Superfood Discovery From Patagonia

The History and Legends of the Maqui Berry

Maqui berry is a deeply purpled berry from the Patagonia region. It is a sacred plant to the Mapuche Indians, the indigenous inhabitants of Central and Southern Chile.

The Mapuche Indians is the only unconquered Native American Indians in the entire America continent. They have resisted the Inca and Spaniards’ attempt to conquer them. The warriors’ legendary strength and stamina are largely contributed by drinking a fermented maqui drinks several times daily.

Maqui is revered as a symbol of health, strength, and believed to have profound and mystical healing powers by the Mapuche Indians. Besides increasing warmth during the winter month and increase strength and stamina, maqui berries has been traditionally used by the Mapuche Indian for a variety of ailments such as sore throat, diarrhea, ulcers, hemorrhoids, birth delivery, fever, tumors and other ailments. The maqui leaves have been used to treat diabetes, exhibit anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial effects.

Health Benefits of Maqui – Click the image

  • Highest Antioxidant value of any known Fruit
  • Contains high level of polyphenols and anthocyanins
  • Support Healthy Aging
  • Protect cells from oxidative stress
  • Neutralizes Free Radicals
  • Support Healthy Inflammatory Function
  • Support Healthy Immune System
  • Support Cardiovascular health
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium
  • Organic & Naturally Pure

Sustain the Earth & Plants

Organic certification projects are helping to prevent further deforestation and industrialization in native forests of the Mapuche Indians. Maqui berries are hand harvested by the native Mapuche families using environmentally friendly agro-forestry methods and plant sustaining practices.

Sustain the Mapuche Indians

A portion of proceeds is returned to the Mapuche Indians through products and services for healthcare and education for the Mapuche children. Assisting in bilingual education, software, supplies and technology to aid in the future of their children and helping to preserve their lifestyle by implementing a program to aid in the preservation of their natural forests.


Noni Gia – Tahitian Noni – Natural Superfood

Noni GIA is an exciting new product from bHIP Global that is a blend of powdered Tahitian noni juice, pineapple juice and grape juice. The word Gia comes from the word “Energia” which means “Energy” in Spanish. Noni GIA supports your immune system by delivering a remarkable supply of antioxidants to help rid the body of harmful free radicals. It increases both energy and physical performance.  Click HERE or on the image to find out more.

ImageNoni GIA is an organic powdered product that is conveniently available in sachet format.


Temperatures in Tahiti range from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius year round, guaranteeing good harvests. Tahiti is far from the corrupting influences of global pollution. The water is fresh and pure, the winds blow clean air and
the soil is rich from tropical vegetation and the minerals of volcanic
activity. This pristine land provides an ideal environment to grow the
perfect noni fruit.

Noni Fruit

Pacific Islanders have enjoyed the health benefits of noni fruit for over two thousand years. Without any sophisticated or advanced technologies, they have relied on the noni plant for many medicinal uses. The modern medical world has taken note of the many benefits of the noni plant.

Through centuries of use as a folk medicine, the noni plant has been linked but not limited to the following:

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Strengthens the immune system and builds resistance against disease.

BLOOD CIRCULATION, TISSUES, AND CELLS

Delivers powerful antioxidants which helps to rid the body of harmful free radicals and to increase energy.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Supports the natural function of the digestive system, improving nutrient absorption.

ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL

The presence of active compounds such as anthraquinones and terpenes helps the body to fight harmful bacteria and fungus.

OTHER BENEFITS

Enhances mental clarity, increases concentration and maximizes performance.


SuperFoods – The Key To Healthier Living?



‘Food Matters’ – The film – why was it created?

The film ‘Food Matters’ delivers a clear, concise, hard-hitting fast paced look at our current state of health, health care and the quality and nutritional content of our food.

The unbiased film, independently funded from start to finish, was created by two nutritionists, James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, who became Producer Directors of the film created in the style of ‘The Secret’.

Discouraged by the terrible side effects that pharmaceutical drugs were having on their families’ health, they set out on a path to discover what other alternatives might exist. After studying Nutrition through the Global College of Natural Medicine in California, they realized that the health challenges within their own families were in fact a very real representation of what is happening the world over.

James and Laurentine, in their personal quest, saw a need and found their mission was to uncover the truth about our food and invasive medical-based systems and focus attention on natural therapies and nutrition-based healing.

With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Providing a host of toxic medical therapies to an already toxic population who eat nutrient sparse foods is not the answer. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘Sickness Industry’ and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.

Based on the premise of Hippocrates, the founding father of modern medicine, “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.”, the film challenges our belief systems and helps us analyze the information given to us by the modern medical establishments. As the teachers reveal, the solution to our problems is not necessarily costly medical intervention and disclose many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive.

The culmination is a film of the teachings of leading authorities in Nutrition and Natural Healing from around the world. Featuring:

· Andrew Saul PhD, Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist and Author, Rochester, New York

· Charlotte Gerson, Founder of the Gerson Institute, San Diego, California

· Dr Dan Rogers M.D., N.D., Curing the “incurable”, San Diego, California

· David Wolfe, World Authority on Raw Foods & Superfoods, San Diego, California

· Prof. Ian Brighthope, M.D., M.B.B.S., D.Ag.Sci, FACNEM, FACHM, Melbourne, Australia

· Jerome Burne, Medical Health Journalist, London, UK

· Phillip Day, Investigative Journalist, Kent, UK

· Victor Zeines, Holistic Dentist & Nutritionist D.D.S., M.S, FAGD, Manhattan, New York

The truth that improper nutrition is harmful is revealed by the world leaders in nutrition and natural healing, more importantly they also disclose that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses, including potentially fatal cancers.

‘Food Matters’ seeks to uncover the business of disease, and at the same time, explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness. Find out what works, what doesn’t and what’s killing people. Becoming informed about the choices available could save lives.

Moreover, ‘Food Matters’ allows easy access to solid information to help people make better choices for their health by using an on-line “pay-per-view” distribution system or via DVD mailed anywhere in the world. Get your own copy by visiting Food Matters


Look After Your Body – Five Common Mistakes People Make When Looking After Their Body

Common Mistake Number 1

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.


Nourish and Nurture Your Body – Your Best Insurance.

Don’t wait until you get symptoms of illness. Prevention is always better than cure.

Your best health insurance is to take good care of your body. Nourish your body with nutrients from natural superfoods and energized water. Detoxify to reduce the toxic load on your cells. Alkalize yourself by creating your personal firewall against an acidic body.


What do you do if you, or someone you know has become ill? I would recommend the following:-

Aim to detoxify by:-

  • Drinking lots of Hexagon Energized water to properly hydrate your cells with water at the correct pH.
  • Taking lots of Chlorella to provide nutrients PLUS chlorella binds with and eliminate toxins
  • Consuming Chlorophyll to cleanse your system

Aim to cleanse the colon by:

Alkalize your body by:-

Fight free radicals with complete natural antioxidants and consume concentrated wholefood nutrients like:-

Provide your body with enzymes to enable your body to absorb nutrients:-

  • Take Oryien Bio N-Zymes to replenish your supply.
  • Download your free Bio N-Zyme booklet HERE.

Plus, eat as many raw foods as you can, preferably organically grown. Check out the nutrition in fruit and vegetables by downloading you free charts HERE. Find out more about the phyto-nutrients in fruit and vegetables HERE

Get some Vitamin D – have your 15 minutes of sun exposure per day.

Breathe pure air, get an air purifier for your home. Did you know that the air inside your home is often more polluted than the air outside?

Want more information? Read the following series of posts:-

Your Enzyme Potential & How To Improve It

Cellular Rejuvenation Series

Nutrition Intelligence Series

Your Personal Firewall Against An Acidic Body

Wishing you the best of health.


Do You Consider Yourself To Be Healthy – Part 4

In Part 3 I listed the spectrum of nutrient groups we need to achieve optimal health. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s kinda daunting!

Imagine the careful selection of food ingredients to get a balanced diet. The problem is that we would need to consume a whole lot of very nutritious food. Put simply, it’s difficult!

OK go for supplementation! That’s easier to achieve, but how expensive is it to take all the nutritional supplements you need? I know you probably have your favorite supplement. I do too. I consume spirulina, chlorella and stabilized rice bran on a very regular basis.

The secret to easily achieving a regular intake of all the nutrients you need is to combine everything we need in one product.

Simple really. So what is this revolutionary supplement?

Nn Total Nutrition – an advanced phyto-nutrient rich superfood, which contains 79 bio-available nutraceutical ingredients in a proprietary formula. This product offers the widest variety of nutrients in all the groups in just ONE convenient, economical and great tasting formula.