Healthy eating

7 Essentials to Health & Well-Being!

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These 7 essentials to improve self-health. To make positive changes in the seven key areas that influence health and wellness.

  1. Structure= Body and musculoskeletal health (massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractor)
  2. Diet & Nutrition= what you eat and drink (eat whole food not processed food. Drink water instead of Sodas)
  3. Digestion= having enzymes to digest food well and eliminating the waste products.
  4. Hormones= Balanced endocrine system. Especially for women health (PMS, menopause)
  5. Exercise= Activity is important
  6. Stress= manage emotional, physical and nutritional stress (from intake of artificial food)
  7. Thoughts= What you think about affects your health. You can’t have positive life with negative attitude.
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Tips to Prevent Cold & Flu

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Extreme fluctuation in weather can put stress on immune system.  Lower immune system means easy to catch cold & flu.

Here are some tips to prevent flu:

  • Avoid sick people
  • Wash your hands often
  • Breathe clean air (air purifier)
  • Keep your hands away from your face
  • Keep warm (wear a scarf)
  • Get more movement, sun, and fresh air
  • Get 8 hours of sleep
  • Avoid negativity
  • Preventative natural medicine (boost immune system)

The best prevention during cold & flu is to get your immune system stronger.

Pollution!

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How to Deal with All the Pollution?

Limit your exposure.

Replace the substances in the house, yard, and skin care products with clean natural alternatives.

Avoid processed food, eat fresh and organic.

Tune up the body’s natural detoxification ability. Supplement with Vitamins and Minerals to boost your immune system.

Perform a whole body purification/ detoxification a minimum of once per year.

 

Boost Mood & Calm Nerves!

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8 Foods to boost your Mood and calm Nerves

  1. Dark green leafy vegetables

Spinach, kale and other dark greens are high in folate. Folate helps us to make serotonin and dopamine. Both of these are neurotransmitters that fight depression and stress.

  1. Turkey

Turkey is one of those foods that is linked to happy memories and that is good for us too! It is high in tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that shifts to serotonin in our bodies. When we eat foods high in tryptophan we are less likely to argue. Other foods high in tryptophan include cage-free eggs and pumpkin seeds.

  1. Foods that are fermented

We know you are thinking of wine and beer here, but let’s look elsewhere! When a food is fermented it contains good bacteria that can help boost your mood.Good choices include yogurt and kombucha tea.

  1. Wild caught salmon

Wild salmon is good for us for so many reasons, and it is a mood booster too. Salmon contains omega-3 fats that studies show helps cut anxiety by 20%.

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries and blackberries both contain anthocyanins. These are what gives them their deep color. They also help the brain make dopamine, a good mood chemical. Blueberries also help us build more of the white blood cells that boost the immune system.

  1. Pistachios

Did you know that these delicious nuts help to dilate your arteries? This means that you have less vascular constriction, and that means less stress on your heart.

  1. Dark chocolate

Chocolate makes us feel better for lots of reasons. In addition to its delicious taste, it also contains anandamide. This is a neurotransmitter that blocks pain and depression. One study showed that eating just 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate a day makes us feel calmer.

  1. Avocado

The delicious green fruit gives us loads of minerals and vitamins and healthy fat. It also keeps our moods steady by helping us to feel full and controlling our blood sugars.

The Liver!

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Blood passes thru liver at the rate of three pints per minute.The most metabolic organ has 600 known functions.

Regulatory functions:

  • Carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
  • Storage of glycogen, Vitamins A, D, B, iron, & copper
  • Detoxifies substances

Only organ to have two separate sources of blood supply

  • Hepatic artery
  • Portal vein

Foods That May Support Phase One Modulation

Nutritional yeast, Whole grains, Brassicas, Citrus, Green tea, Berries

Foods That May Support Phase Two Modulation

Glutathione: Brassicas, asparagus, avocado, walnuts

Amino Acid: Protein-rich foods (high quality meats), glycine

Methylation: Green leafies (folate), Beets (betaine), eggs (choline), meats (B12).

Sulfation: Egg yolks, red pepper, garlic, onion, shallots, brassicas

Glucuronidation: Sulfur-rich foods above, citrus fruits

Acetylation: Yeast, whole grains, peppers (B vitamins), cabbage, citrus fruits (vitamin C)

Toxic metal- Mercury!

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Eating contaminated fish is the foremost source of mercury exposure in the US. It is also released into the air by coal-burning power plants and factories. Mercury passes through the gastrointestinal wall and is disseminated throughout the human body in just 30 hours. The toxic effects of mercury can damage the kidneys and the central nervous system. High mercury intake during pregnancy can spur irreversible damage to the fetus too.

Among all the fruits, strawberries were shown to capture more than 95 percent of all the mercury. The reason strawberries were effective at removing mercury is because they are the only common fruit that has seeds on the outside. These tiny seeds are attached to a dense bundle of plant fibers at the heart of strawberries, which are strong and difficult to digest by people. Strawberry fibers pass through the body more or less intact in the same way insoluble vegetable fibers pass through the body.

Simply eat more strawberries with every meal, especially when consuming fish like salmon, sushi and tuna. If you are not a fan of strawberries, you can substitute them with citrus fruits eaten whole with the fibers intact.

It should be noted that these anti-heavy metal foods only protect against mercury consumed through food. They will not protect the body from mercury that is inhaled through the air nor stop mercury toxicity caused by dental fillings.

The list was originally published on Natural News by Mike Adams in 2015.

Dietary Mercury Binding foods: Clean Chlorella: 99%, Barley Grass: 89%, Hemp Protein: 98%, Acai Berries: 88%, Brown Rice: 53%, Peanut Butter: 96%, Wheat Flour: 86%, Strawberries: 95%, Nori Powder: 85%, Beets: 20%, Cilantro Leaf: 95%, Hawaiian Sprirulina: 83%, Raspberries: 92%, Blueberries: 83%, Cacao Powder: 91% Mangos: 73%, Wheat Grass: 90% Ground Mustard: 72%, Coconut Granola Cereal: 89%.

Heavy Metal- Aluminum!

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Aluminum is the most widely used metal on the planet. It used for some of the most simple and intricate products made- from soda cans to airplanes. Aluminum, the heavy metal isn’t without its share of risks. Overexposure to aluminum, particularly through drinking water, has been implicated in neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. The risk of overexposure to aluminum is greater than it has ever been before. Unlike minerals and vitamins, the human body does not need aluminum to function.

Drinking water usually has anywhere from 0.01 to 0.15 mg per liter of aluminum. However, some potable water contains 0.40 mg per liter or more. Although this accounts for only a fraction of total dietary aluminum, its continued consumption through the water supply may contribute largely to the total aluminum absorbed. Other problematic sources of aluminum include tea, antacids, various food additives, cans, cookware and certain antiperspirants.

Aluminum is a neurotoxin, so it should come as no surprise that it’s been linked to degenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. In the same way that overexposure to cigarette smoke damages the lungs, overexposure to aluminum damages the central nervous system. Studies (American Journal of Epidemiology & Ontario study) found that the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease are approximately 2.5 times greater for communities with drinking water containing more than 100 mg per liter of aluminum than communities below this level.

To reduce your daily aluminum intake, consider using storage containers instead of aluminum, avoid processed edibles and opt for whole organic foods with safe packaging. Also increase intake of Silica rich foods due to its ability to remove aluminum from the body. Sources of silica include oats, millet, barley, potatoes and whole wheat grains, to name just a few.