Archive for May, 2015

Step On It

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

A wooden plank, a slab of concrete, a piece of carpet, no matter step on it. USE THE STAIRS
Studies have shown that climbing stairs for just ten minutes a day can get you ten pounds lighter by the end of the year.
It is estimated that six in ten people don’t exercise. We use the elevator, the remote, someone else to change the channels, we do all kinds of things so we don’t need to exercise.
For you health, unless you’re in a wheelchair, walk up those last few stairs.

The Sound of Silence

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Here’s a thought from P.M. Ferni, a professor at John Hopkins University: One of the most disquieting phenomena of our time is the flight from thinking, meditating and ruminating. When was the last time we followed a thought where it will take us without our eyes or ears being pulled away by a screen or an artificial sound? In order to do this we need to rediscover silence.

Just like our body needs rest our minds also need to reconnect with reality of ourself.

I know it’s hard for me to meditate but it does center me and I find myself in a more healthy position. And after all isn’t all our searching for is happiness and peace of mind?

Reasons to Eat Organic

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Plants and animals which are organic have not been treated with pesticides, herbicides, growth hormones, antibiotics and fertilizers from sewage sludge.
The very nature of pesticides and herbicides makes them toxic and they enter your body from contaminated food.
Also organic food is not GMO – which more and more we see is poisonous in many ways.
When you think of children eating all the “popular” non-organic food you see the build-up of toxins from an early age.
Do you wonder why our children have all these illnesses?
Mother, your choice what you feed your children.

TURMERIC AND CINNAMON

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

As we age our taste buds “change”. Turmeric and Cinnamon are great spices to spice up your life and give your food that good taste.Turmeric also boosts the immune system and decreases joint inflammation.
Cinnamon helps regulate the blood and helps decrease inflammation.
Keep these on hand to help improve your health.

Staying Alive

Monday, May 18th, 2015

BANANAS AND OTHER POTASSIUM SOURCES

It’s a fact that the risk of stroke and heart disease increases as we age. One way to help lower your risk: Eat foods that are excellent sources of potassium, like bananas and avocados.

(MORE: Love Your Heart With These Healthy Dishes)

A recent study of women aged 50 to 70 found that those who ate the highest amounts of potassium were least likely to experience a stroke. Potassium also can play a key role in lowering blood pressure, according to the World Health Organization.

CoQ10

Friday, May 15th, 2015

I’ve written about CoQ10 before but as new studies come out we learn even more.

Mitochondria function in every cell of the body, they are the energy powerhouse. And coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential part of healthy functioning of each cell. CoQ10 is involved in the conversion of fats and sugars into useable energy.

We know that, like most things of the body, age makes CoQ10 decline. With the right amount of CoQ10, mitochondria can work efficiently throughout the body — including the heart. What most doctors don’t tell you is that when you take a statin drug you are draining CoQ10 out of your body. That’s why when I learned this years ago I took myself off of statin drugs. My doctor wouldn’t help me and the cardiologist didn’t fight me when I took myself off (“didn’t fight [me]” were the doctor’s words). That was back in 2007.

Now what I have recently learned is that the aging process reduces CoQ10 levels in the heart muscle wall by 72%, whereas statin drugs have been shown to reduce plasma CoQ10 by almost 40%. When you combine these the body hardly has a fighting chance to survive.

What I don’t know is what is the “right amount” of taking pharmaceutical grade CoQ10 in a man of 80. I’m still working on this. I do know that I have more energy now than I did just 12 months ago.

Stay tuned for updates.

Are You Taking the Right Medicine?

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

First of all, there is no such thing as average. The average is the middle of the two extremes. Yet when it comes to doctors giving meds to their patients they usually give the same med to each patient.
Why? Because this is what the average person responds to. First of all I know that I am not average. I’m allergic to some of the most popular medicines on the market. And I would sometimes have to fight the doctor to change. Fortunately that has changed as I pick better doctors.

But when a medicine is tested they don’t differentiate between male and female in their studies. This is just now beginning to change. So be sure to see if your doctor has become aware of the difference between male and female.

Although reporting gender-based data analysis in medical journals is increasing, it is still far from being routine.

Check with your doctor and see if the medicine prescribed is the best medicine for YOU!

Keep Taking Your Supplements

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Look at the facts and look at the source before throwing out your food supplements. The news media usually gets it wrong.
Here is an article from Nutraingredients-USA

If you take pharmaceutical grade supplements the quality and amount will be there.

The Benefits of Curcumin Extract for Diabetes

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Curcumin is the potent compound that gives the curry spice its distinctive yellow color. There are more than 5,000 published studies on curcumin extract demonstrating or suggesting its broad and significant medical effects, including anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-diabetic properties.

Several animal studies have shown that curcumin may delay the development of diabetes in animals, improve the function of the pancreas’ insulin-producing beta cells and reduce insulin resistance, the precursor to diabetes.

Human Study Cements Curcumin Extract’s Ability to Prevent Diabetes

Researchers in Thailand also have produced dramatic evidence supporting curcumin extract’s ability to prevent diabetes. In the study, more than 200 prediabetic patients were randomly assigned to receive either curcumin extract (750 mg twice a day) or placebo pills for a nine-month period.

At the end of the trial, not one of the curcumin extract takers had developed clear-cut diabetes. However, 16 percent of the placebo group did. The curcumin extract group, moreover, had improved beta cell function, which the researchers attributed to the anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin. Inflammation is one of the main causes of beta cell degradation.

by Dr. Frank Sinatra http://www.drsinatra.com/the-benefits-of-curcumin-extract-for-diabetes

Eating Organic

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Dr. Sinatra writes:
“Why Many Fruits and Vegetables Lack Nutrition

“These days, many of us live in a nutritional depression. The modern day diets are filled with overly processed, nutrient poor foods. Plus, we’re consuming nutrient-poor fruits and vegetables due to the depletion of minerals in our soil. Commercial farming practices, which include replenishing the soil with synthetic fertilizers, have drained the soil of essential elements. The result is fruit and vegetable crops that are significantly less nutritious than they used to be.

“In recent years, studies have begun to show that organic produce—which doesn’t use these methods—contains significantly higher concentrations of antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals. Organic produce is truly worth the extra money when it comes to your health.”

http://www.drsinatra.com/heart-healthy-diet-alert-whats-really-in-your-fruits-and-vegetables?key=244708&utm_campaign=PP-31&utm_source=loy-email-all&utm_medium=email_channel&utm_content=sinatra-eletter_newstrat_cntrl-050515&utm_leadgen_overlay=false&pf=FS_99&of=O-19&et_s=ETS-13&et_b=ETB-4&sg=S-28&sm_mid=3111215&sm_rid=3111215.140201.3917

If you eat food with no nutrition you only get empty carbs. If you eat food that has been sprayed with poisons, you only get poisoned.
Take your choice! Because of a broken and corrupted system organic food is more expensive than mass produced food which our government subsidizes. If you want to live a longer healthier life go organic wherever you can.