Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ideas On Winterization Health and Seasonal Doldrums

You can keep the seasonal changes from affecting you negatively by following these simple suggestions:

· Taking a good multi-vitamin. It’s essential to good health!

· Ensuring you get enough Vitamin D is crucial in the winter months.

· Being adamant about your individualized supplemental program.

· Making sure you are getting enough essential fatty acids.

· Eliminating refined sugar, refined flour and other processed foods from your diet.

· Exercising at least three times a week for at least twenty minutes, preferably outside while the sun is shining.

· For those more severly affected, having a light box in your home which helps in the winter months to deter “seasonal depression”.

· Making sure you are not over doing “IT”. Whatever this may be and mean for you.

· Washing your hands more frequently.

· Seeing a Licensed Healthcare Practitioner for more serious issues.

These ideas are not all –inclusive by any means,

It’s not uncommon to feel a shift in your energy and mood as the season changes.

Also, this means this is the time of the year where the days are getting shorter and our exposure to sunlight is significantly less. In the late fall and winter is a time to be a bit more conscientious about our health and well-being for the obvious reasons.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mystery meat anyone?

Here is some very interesting macrophotography of the lunch meat and hot dogs so loved by all. Really makes you want to eat some. Go ahead and look, I dare you

Monday, November 22, 2010


A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,
Raised a glass of water and asked,
"How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.

It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance

In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier
it becomes."

He continued,
"And that's the way it is with stress management.

If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later,
As the burden becomes increasingly heavy,
We won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water,
You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."

"So, before you return home tonight, put down the burden of work.

Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow."

"Whatever burdens you're carrying now,

Let them down for a moment if you can.

So, my friend, put down anything that may be a burden to you right


Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


. Use as cold an ice pack as you can tolerate.

2. Have at least 2 ice packs ready at all time. One large pack for larger areas and a small one for smaller areas.

3. Always place something between you and the ice pack. You can burn your skin with it directly against your body. A towel works great.

4. Icing causes several stages to occur:
a. Cold
b. Pain or aching
c. Numbness

5. Always ice for at least 10 minutes, 20 minutes is optimal for icing sore areas.

6. For more severe or acute pain and spasm, ice on the hour, every hour for 20 minutes.

7. There is no therapeutic benefit to icing more than 20 minute. The body will adjust to the cold and start re-supplying blood to the area. This circumvent any value icing may have.

8. If icing causes pain, then stop immediately and call your treating physician.

9. Injuries should be iced for the first 36-72 hours, depending on the severity of the injury. This has to happen before you make the switch to alternating to moist heat and ice together. Then the final stage will be just moist heat.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The two plants in the photo were sister plants that were treated exactly the same from the beginning. Same soil, identical pots, watered the same amount with the same frequency. The ONLY difference is that the plant on the right was watered with regular water, the plant on the left was watered with water that had been first microwaved then cooled. Yes microwave are awesome. They kill ALL the nutrition in your food and beverages. Eye opener isn't it?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fact #4:

On the positive side, if you get off the western diet, you will enjoy dramatic health improvements in a very short period of time. Studies have shown that if you are off the Western diet for just 6 short months, you will enjoy an 80% reduction in your risk of getting heart and/or coronary artery disease, a 90% reduction in your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, a 70% risk reduction in getting colon cancer, and on and on.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fact #3

The Western diet is not really the cause of our disease and suffering. Rather, we are- by choosing to eat this mash of chemicals while shunning real food.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fact #2:

People that eat traditional diets generally do not suffer from these diseases. And it almost does not matter if the diet is high in protein, high fat or high carbohydrate. What does matter is that traditional diets are comprised of real food, totally unlike the chemicalized, highly processed concoctions of theWestern diet

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nutrition facts

There are so many facts, ideas, theores, and so much hogwash when it comes to health and nutrition. But there are a few facts that are indiputable. Theses are facts that all contending parties in the health and nutrition world (physicians, nutritionists, alternative doctors, biochemists, etc,..) cannot disagree on.

Here is fact #1:
The people that eat the Western diet of highly processed, sugar-laden, chemically altered, non food suffer higher rates of the Western diseases of diabetes, heart and coronary disease, joint disease, osteoporosis and cancer. In fact most degenerative diseases, which are responsible for eating up more than 80% of our entire $2 trillion annual health bill, are caused by the Western diet.