Archive for February, 2012

To Your Health

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Did you know?

Four corporations, let by Walmart, control more than half of grocery sales. Walmart alone gets more than one fourth of every grocery dollar spent in the U.S.

Three companies – Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta – own 47 percent of the world’s seeds. And they own 65 percent of the global proprietary maize market.

Nearly every major commodity – wheat, corn, soy – is controlled by just four corporations.

Just four corporations control more than 80 percent of all our meat supply.

Besides working to stop these conglomerates we need to start eating healthier.

The Brain

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

It has only been recently that there have been studies of how the brain functions and how it is improved or diminished.

One of the leading doctors in the field of the brain and how it works is Dr. Daniel G. Amen.

Our brain is only a small part of the total body but it NEVER sleeps. The brain is always working and uses 20-30 percent of the calories we consume. According to Dr. Amen is also consumes 20 percent of the oxygen and blood flow in the body. Because of this high metabolic rate, it produces a high level of free radicals, which can damage your brain. So if you brain is low with it’s antioxidant capacity the brain is damaged. Dr. Amen points out that your brain is the most expensive piece of real estate in your body.

Your brain is very soft like soft butter encased in a hard shell with lots of sharp ridges.

Unfortunately we are just learning about this with all the brain injuries among athletes. So when your head is knocked around the brain is damaged.

Learn to take care of your brain and you can learn to live a long happy life.

Longevity

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Recent research shows that only about 30 percent of longevity is determined by genetics, the other 70 percent is up to you.

Your habits determine how old your brain is, and then how long you will live and how well you will live.

Change your brain to change you age.

First Do No Harm

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

This is the oldest rule for medicine, “First do no harm”. Unfortunately our dietary suppliers don’t follow this rule.

The chief villains are processed fats. Finally we are getting rid of trans fats, formed when liquid oils are transformed into solid fats by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil. But some 20 years ago manufacturers started added trans fats to their processed foods to prolong shelf life and stabilize flavor. Thanks to trans fats, crackers, cookies, and snack foods will stay fresh for years.

Then when you eat these hydrogenated fats they clog your arteries in both the brain and heart. This in turn leads to decreased memory and heart attacks.

So you want to avoid foods that are labeled “hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated”. You also want to avoid most fried foods. I know they taste good but would you rather have a functioning brain are a wasted individual? We have a choice and we can make a difference. The food manufacturers are finally getting away from trans fats – so can you.

Care and Feeding of the Brain

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Veerendra K. Madala Halaggappa, of the National Institute on Aging, says: “Our findings show that fast-food diets impair memory in mice and make their brains more vulnerable to toxins. . . .If such diets have similar effects in humans, then reducing the amount of fat and empty calories may improve one’s memory and increase resistance to age- and stress- related cognitive impairment.”

Where would you be health wise if you took this seriously?

We have two arms, two legs, two eyes, but only one brain and we can do better if we took care of our brain.

Magnesium Linked to Better Blood Pressure

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Supplements of magnesium may offer a small but clinically significant reduction in blood pressure according to a study in the UK.

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Magnesium-linked-to-better-blood-pressure-Meta-analysis?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

I use pure magnesium oil and spray it directly onto my back or legs and rub it in. This way it bypasses the digestive system and gets directly into the body.

Magnesium: What is it?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys.

from: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/magnesium/