“Health A to Z” – W

The Letter W.

Water

Hexagon Water filter


My favorite beverage. This wasn’t always so!  When I was offered tap water as a kid I didn’t enjoy it much, later as an adult I tried all types of bottled water and mineral water – I wasn’t keen on those either! So what changed my mind – it’s simple really – a Hexagon water filter.  Easy to fit to any existing tap and it does a wonderful job in filtering tap water to provide a constant supply of very inexpensive, great tasting, energized water.

Weight Loss

Something a lot of people want to achieve. I hope these people find useful information on this blog which may assist them in their quest.

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass, from the family of cereal grasses, is a wholesome food with alkaline characteristics to correct and adjust acid-alkaline imbalance and maintain an alkaline state required by cells for optimum health.

Whole Foods

Real unprocessed foods. Not necessarily organic, just natural unaltered foods.

Alternatively, you can think about whole foods as being complete foods, like spirulina.


Permanent Weight Loss – 7 Little Known Secrets – Part 3 – Don’t Diet

Part 3 – Plan on NOT Dieting

At first you might think this part is strange.  But did you see Kirstie Alley on Oprah last week? Ask Kirstie about this one and I’m sure she’ll agree. We love Kirsty and wish her well in her ongoing quest.

So you go on a diet.  Successfully lose weight and what happens? 95% of all people who lose weight through dieting end up weighing more within 12 months. I’m sure you’ve heard the term yo-yo dieting. These statistics are heartbreaking.

Why does this happen?  Firstly, some diets are unsustainable over the long term. Who can survive on grapefruit and lettuce leaves? Real change happens from a change in lifestyle.

Secondly, dieting reduces your lean muscle tissue, thereby actually reducing your metabolic rate and making it harder to keep weight off.

Every diet makes it more difficult, so beware.  You’ll definately want to check out Part 4 to find a solution.


Diet Myths Debunked

The dieting world is full of myths, hearsay and soundbites.

We all have heard them a thousand times, but does that make them true? Is it really a good idea to ban sugar completely from your diet? Or how about not  touching fat and alcohol ever again? These drastic steps seems to me like an invitation to failure. Very few people can swear off certain foods forever and stick to the promise. It’s just inviting  failure and the feelings which go along with it.

We all need a little treat now and then. And there’s nothing wrong with getting a treat once in while, provided that treats don’t happen every day.

The basic idea of any diet is to eat food that contains fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its current weight. This way, the body is forced to use the accumulated fat in order to make up for the energy it doesn’t get from food. But a diet also has to be tasty and nutritionally sound. Simply banning certain types of foods and ingredients is not a solution because anybody following such a diet will have to acknowledge sooner or later that he or she wants those foods and ingredients badly and a relapse into the old eating habits becomes inevitable.

People should also learn not to put their faith into meal replacements, such as Mypoplex, Slimfast or Eat-Smart. These combinations of low-fat and high-protein substances cannot substitute a proper diet. They should never be used for more than 4 four weeks in a row. Calories are important to the body and nobody can go on for long without them. Cutting calories out of the long-term nutrition is a huge mistake because the internal organs and muscles need them to function. Using meal replacements for a week or two, as a shock treatment, is fine. Relying on them for two months is asking for trouble. And the same goes for single-food diets, such as the cabbage soup diet, because they are based on the same idea.

Another widespread myth is the idea that the best approach to weight loss is a low-carb, high-protein diet. This is one of the myths that emerged from the Hollywood slimming industry. Nearly all movie stars and singers are on some such diet. However, this approach is not exactly good for you because a diet low in carbohydrates and calories forces the body to use existing carbs located in the liver and the muscles. In time, this diet leads to weight loss mainly from water stored in the body, instead of fat, and also strains the internal organs.

And people should not be so afraid of potatoes, bread and pasta, the leading sources of carbohydrates. Carbs are actually good for you because they quell the feeling of hunger without bringing in too many calories. So you can safely eat moderate amounts of potatoes and bread as long as you don’t use butter or sauces, which are laden with fat. Naturally, you also have to pay attention to how these foods are prepared. French fries are not a low-fat food. Still, a high-carb, low-fat diet is far better than banning potatoes and bread from your daily meals and it’s also easier to stick to.

Drinking a certain quantity of water every day is a good idea because it keeps the body hydrated and fills the stomach. Water also keeps the intestines healthy by facilitating the movements of undigested food to the exit point. However, simply drinking water does not trigger weight loss. There is only one way to lose weight and that is to burn up the existing fat and water cannot do that. Nor should a diet be judged solely by how much weight is lost per week. Some people claim that a diet can be considered effective if the weekly loss of weight is above two pounds. Frankly, two pounds per week is a lot of weight to lose and you can be sure that not all of it is fat, but also the lean tissue that makes up the muscles.

Another myth claims that fat is absolutely bad for you. It’s not. Quite on the contrary, the body needs some fat in order to get the important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K circulating through the cardiovascular system. Moreover, fat also brings into the body the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 that cannot be synthesized in the body. The word “essential” means that these fatty acids simply have to be present in your daily food since they play an important role in your health. The recommended dose of fat is 35 percent of your daily calories.

And last of all comes the idea that a diet or eating plan is enough in itself and does not have to be coupled with exercising. But exercising is the most effective way of burning up the extra calories stored as fat. Simply sitting at your desk all day long is not going to do the trick, regardless of what diet you’re on. Remember that a diet that has plenty of food (the right kind of food) and plenty of exercise is far better than sitting on the sofa and drinking cabbage soup every six hours. It works faster and is less stressful to your body.

Of course, we need a bit of a kick-start to go along with sensible eating that’s where supplements containing natural superfoods come into the picture or even capsules containing a 100% natural, 100% organic fat binder made from the nutritious cactus “Opuntia ficus-indica” which bind with the excess fat you consume to help you manage you weight and improve your overall health.  Click HERE to learn more.


Health Alert – Do You Have A Toxic Colon?



Health Alert: Many Americans have undigested fat and major toxins built up in their colons due to unhealthy diets.


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– Increase Energy Levels
– Remove Toxins
– Decrease Gas and Bloating
– Clearer Skin
– Flatten Your Tummy
– Reduce Water Rentention
– Improved Concentration
– Detoxify Internal Organs
– Better Absorption of Vitamins
– Overall Healthful Feeling


Colon Cleanse – Naturally With Colonleaf

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.



Wu-Yi Tea Recipes


Wu-Yi Spiced Up

Add 4 cloves and 4 allspice, and a Wu-Yi teabag to boiling water. Allow to steep until desired strength is reached. Serve with lemon slices, honey, and a cinnamon stick. This is a wonderful savory twist on the original.

Wu-Yi Fruity Explosion Pops

Brew regular Wu-Yi. Cool. Then add chopped fresh fruit or drained canned fruit and sweetener to taste. Then pour into popsicle molds and freeze. These tasty frozen treats are perfect for a hot day. A refreshing way to enjoy Wu-Yi and get part of your recommended daily fruit serving.

Wu-Yi Fizzy Delight (Shaken, not Stirred)

Brew Wu-Yi 2x regular strength. Cool. Place 1 part carbonated water, 1 part of your favorite 100% fruit juice to 1 part tea in a cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice. Shake. Serve in a margarita glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple. This drink looks so fabulous. You would never guess it’s healthy.

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