Rescue Me… From Gout

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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”  We have all heard this statement throughout our lives.  Did you know that an apple a day can keep gout away?  Gout is a buildup of crystals in the joints caused by excess uric acid in the blood and is very painful.  High levels of this acid can be caused by dehydration, improper kidney function, and poor diet.  If left untreated or treated improperly, the gout can spread to other joints.

Cherries are another excellent way to prevent and cure gout. 15 to 16 tart cherries a day can prevent gout from even occurring.  The acid and Vitamin C in these fruits have been proven to both prevent and cure gout by reducing the uric acid in the blood without the harmful side effects of prescription drugs. Continue reading

Maintain Good Health

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time?  Are you tired of feeling run down with little to no energy?  Tired of the constant ailments such as headaches, nausea, ulcers, dry and flaky skin, sore and stiff muscles, poor circulation, and a host of other ailments that are plaguing your very existence?  Do you or someone you know and love endure such ailments?  Did you know that what you are doing or not doing can have a direct affect on your body?  Did you know that you, the individual, have the power to keep yourself balanced and healthy?  Wouldn’t you want to know what you can do to help relieve yourself or someone you love from the common ailments that seems to plague man kind?  If you knew what you could do to be healthy and free from the most common health issues… would you do it?

America has been deemed to be the “fattest” country in the world.  There are more obese and unhealthy people in the United States than anywhere else in the world.  There are several main causes for this dilemma:  Dehydration, Malnutrition, Improper sleep, and Stress.  These four issues opens the flood gates for a host of ailments to affects the body.  In order to try to relieve this long list of ailments, people go to doctors and spend thousands of dollars on prescription drugs and other “treatments” that may treat the symptoms, but they do not treat the root cause of the ailments, leading to more expensive drugs and “treatments”.  Wouldn’t you rather prevent the problem from ever occurring in the first place?  Wouldn’t you rather treat the cause then try to treat the symptoms which even then is only temporary? Continue reading

Massage Your Way to A Healthier You

Click on Photo to go to the Mayo Clinic Website for more information.

Click on Photo to go to the Mayo Clinic Website for more information.

The benefits of massage are extensive. Massage therapy treatments will have a therapeutic affect and improve health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic (immune) systems.

Massage treatments aim to:

 

• Develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function – Massage therapy has become a staple of many professional athletes’ training regimens. But not just athletes. Lifestyle factors, such as long work hours or physically taxing tasks, lead many members of the workforce to seek the assistance of a massage therapist. A seemingly minor injury can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to stay physically active, participate fully in life, or even make a living if it becomes chronic. Massage therapy can be one of the ways of preventing that kind of outcome.

 

• Relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain – Some massage therapy techniques are specifically recommended for sore muscle tissues. An overly sore muscle cannot function properly. By alleviating or preventing pain, dysfunction can be combated. Continue reading

Healthy Weight Loss Tips

Scale with tape measure bowHowever if you set goals, begin to eat healthy foods, develop into more actually lively, and learn how to change physical behavior, then you may be more successful at losing weight. Ultimately, these changes will become routine and part of your everyday life.

You can start by building small changes in your eating chart and activity levels and right away start burning more calories than you’re eating. If you preserve a healthy diet which is the way to burn an additional calories each day with both exercise and diet. Try these plans take some more fruits and vegetables into your meal, mainly fruits and vegetables which are high in fiber, but low in calories.

Your diet chart should be balanced and comprise the complete range of nutrients. You don’t need to take away a nutrient from the diet completely as your body needs all nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, proteins to purpose as it must. Remember that there is no intense diet that is healthier than a balanced diet. Continue reading

Healthy Meal Plan ? 5 Tips To Eat Healthy And Live Healthy

5 Tips For Eating Healthy Daily

We all know that having a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to diet, is very important. This is why I want to share with you some healthy eating tips that you can incorporate with your meal plan.

Tip number 1: Set a goal

Setting up a goal is always the first step in achieving success including success in maintaining a healthy diet. You need to make a set of short-term goals and a long-term goal that you will set an eye upon all the time. Your goals should be sound and achievable. For your short-term goals, your aim is to change the way you eat gradually. Do not attempt to change it abruptly because your body will not be able to react well to that. 

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Healthy Eating For Children

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Click on photo to go to the Healthy Food For Kids Website for more information

Feeding children the right food can be very hard and make a parents life very difficult if you’re child is a fussy eater. You have to protect your children against all the food manufactures and the giant fast food industries out there. Children develop taste buds for sweet, salty and fatty foods very quickly and this means health problems later in life. By allowing our children to develop habits of eating junk foods, we are producing an entire generation that will have to live with the disastrous consequences.

Many of the children in the west are overfed yet undernourished. There is an alarming decline in the nutritional content of the food our children eat. Continue reading

Healthy Eating for Healthy Eyes

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Click on Photo to go to Vision Monday Website for more information

Just as what you eat affects the workings of your body, so too does what you eat – or what you don’t eat – affect your eyes and your vision. As with all the other parts of our bodies, our eyes need a variety of vitamins and minerals to continue functioning normally.

What people don’t realize is that when they don’t eat properly and their eyes deteriorate or develop disorders, as a result, the effects are often long-term and incurable; impacting the person’s life and the way that they normally go about their daily routine.

Let’s look at some of the eye diseases that can be avoided with proper nutrition:

Dry eyes: Although there are a number of factors which cause this condition, people with diets low in omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin A are more likely to develop dry eye disease. Individuals who suffer from diabetes, a condition often linked to nutritional factors, are also at an increased risk for the disease. Not drinking enough water is another factor which causes your eyes to dry up. Just like our bodies, our eyes also need the hydration. Continue reading

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

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We love our holidays and apart from all the gifts and a chance to meet our relatives and in general having a good time, we also look forward to those once-a-year goodies that we get to eat. In fact, we wouldn’t be off the mark to say that the cakes, chocolates, puddings and other goodies are the highlights of our holiday and more often than not, we remember the holiday for what we did and what we ate.

For most of us, holiday is also a suspension of normal activity including our normal healthy eating diets and exercise. American Weight Watchers report states that the average American gains between 7 and 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day! Little wonder that Fad diet marketers go on an overdrive and make the most money after the post holiday season.

Of course, the temptations are all too evident. At every house you visit you are offered cakes, puddings, chocolates, cookies and other mouth watering goodies. Being the holiday season we don’t like to refuse and once we put a small piece of that chocolate cake in our mouth, it oh so melts away that it is absolutely difficult to not go for another helping and pretty soon we’ve finished half if not more of the items on the portion control plates. And even God would not be able to help us if we are invited for lunch or dinner. The table is so laden with mouth watering dishes and the aroma is so enchanting that our senses go on an over drive and all attempts to control our minds seems hopelessly futile. Healthy eating breakfast and cooking also seems to go out of the window. Continue reading

The Effectiveness of Home Remedies by B.Smith II

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Home remedies have been treating numerous ailments of the human body for hundreds of years.  There are hundreds of them at our disposal and they have grown more prevalent and common over the years.  Medical documents, books, and journals have been written on the effectiveness of these home remedies, showing them to be a safe and inexpensive alternative to prescription drugs for minor ailments, with little to no side effects.  They have been proven to be essential and very valuable for treating common everyday ailments and for helping to maintain a healthy body.  The human body has amazing defenses and healing powers… when it is in balance.  Poor diet, malnutrition, poor lifestyle, improper sleep, and a host of other poor choices can throw the body out of balance and ailments can occur.  Although these factors are not necessarily the direct cause of sickness and disease, but they make the body less able to protect and heal itself, causing it to be a lot more susceptible to a host of different ailments.  Then, if left untreated, the problem will progress.  The remedy in and of itself isn’t what really cures you, but the remedy puts the body back in balance, which in turn, the body can protect and heal itself once again. Continue reading

Q & A: Brain Food to Chew on. by: B. Smith II

What's good to eat that is good for me to eat?

What’s good to eat that is good for me to eat?

Q: Which foods most often contain saturated fat and cholesterol?
A: Foods that most often contain saturated fat and cholesterol are foods that come from animals like meat, organ meat, dairy products, and egg yolks.
Q: What are the effects that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol have on our health?
A: When Saturated fat content in the body is high, LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) cannot be removed from the blood which can lead to heart disease and atherosclerosis (which is a type of cardiovascular disease that involves the buildup of fatty material in the artery walls).  All animals produce cholesterol and it is needed, but it is not essential to the diet. Cholesterol is needed synthesis vitamin D, cholic acid, and several hormones.
Q: What is a food high in omega-3 fatty acid and a food high in omega-6 fatty acid.
A: A food high in omega 3 fatty acid is walnuts (1/4 cup) 2.72g and a food high in omega 6 fatty acid is (again) walnuts (1/4 cup) 11.4g.  Another one is sunflower seeds (1/4 cup) 10.5g of Omega 6 fatty acid.

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