• 14Aug

    We live in a world of frequency or vibration. Frequency is the number of repeating vibrations that occur in a second. These are measured in hertz. All things have a frequency; even the human body. The human body has vibrational frequency down to the cellular level.

    Higher frequency in the body, results in better health. It has been shown that a normal healthy body has a frequency of 62–72 MHz. When the body drops below this frequency, we begin to get into illness and disease states. For example, if our frequency drops to 58 MHz, then we are likely to get a cold or flu. If our frequency drops to 42 MHz, we become susceptible to cancer within the body. The lower the frequency, the closer we are to death.

    The human body has an electrical frequency and much about a person’s health can be determined by it. It has been agreed by science, medicine and metaphysics that certain frequencies can repel disease and certain frequencies can destroy disease which is one of the most amazingly useful revelations individuals can use to empower themselves in making wise wellness choices and ultimately becoming their own form of healer.

    When parts of the body are no longer vibrating at their optimal frequency this part of the body can move to a state of dis-ease. This is when you need to stop, recalibrate your frequency or risk putting your balanced state of health and wellbeing in jeopardy.

    Albert Einstein said it best when he said: “Everything is energy.” We literally live in a sea of vibration! Four out of our five senses—sight, sound, touch, and taste—receive sensory data from the environment which is transferred through the nervous system to the brain.

    Since the human body is really energy it makes sense to use energy based products that are in alignment with us so as to support our body and mind.  When it comes to the botanical essences of aromatherapy, their natural ability to enhance our health and well-being are without a doubt in alignment with our vibrational nature.

    It has been shown that every disease has a specific frequency. Studies have found that various frequencies can either destroy and neutralise, or support the growth and spread of disease in the body.

    For example, all of the electrical devices in your home – lamps, television, radio, phone, microwave – emit electromagnetic vibrational frequencies that are incoherent and chaotic. Their effect is to fracture the human electrical field.

    By contrast, most naturally occurring substances –including essential oils – have coherent frequencies that resonate harmoniously with the electrical field of the human body.

    Essential oils offer us a natural way to restore our body’s healthy electromagnetic vibrational frequency. They are affordable, accessible, effective and versatile. Using them is a subtle, gentle way to allow the body to harmonize with its electromagnetic field, thus restoring and supporting wellness in every body system.

    Even thoughts and feelings have a vibrational quality which form a measurable frequency. So its believed that a negative state can lower a persons frequency (some suggest by 10-15 MHz). A positive attitude, meditation or prayer on the other hand can increase your mental state by the same vibrational frequency.

    Dr Richard Gerber MD, author of Vibrational Medicine, tells us that one of the best ways we can change dysfunction in our energy bodies is to “administer therapeutic doses of frequency – specific subtle energy in the form of vibrational medicines.”

    By applying an essential oil with a particular frequency to the human body – through the principle of entrainment – the essential oil will raise the vibration of the individual. The therapeutic properties create special vibrational remedies capable of rebalancing the body, mind and spirit.

    It has been said that pure essential oils have the highest vibrational frequencies of any measured natural substance. The measured frequencies of essential oils begin at 52 MHz, the frequency of basil oil, and go as high as 320 MHz – the frequency of rose oil. For comparison, fresh produce has a frequency of up to 15 MHz, dry herbs from 12-22 MHz, fresh herbs from 20-27 MHz. Processed and canned foods have no measurable frequencies.

     

    Most naturally occurring substances and objects have coherent frequencies that resonate harmoniously with the electrical field of the human body.

    Because each essential oil in particular has a specific frequency and our bodily systems and organs also have frequencies, the oils electrical affinity with these components of our bodies will enhance and support the organs, systems and assimilation of nutrients in the body.

    Essential oils in the higher frequency range tend to influence emotions, mood and spirit whilst essential oils in the lower range have more impact on physical structure including cells, hormones, bones and body systems as well as fighting viruses, bacteria and fungi. Essential oils do not resonate with toxins, they cannot co-exist. They also do not resonate with negative emotions. They can dislodge forgotten trauma by surfacing them in our consciousness where we can deal with them and let them go.

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    Keeping your vibration high

    So how do you keep your vibration high? Here are a few little ideas:

    ~ Become mindful and aware of your thoughts, feelings and actions. Let go of fear and limiting beliefs as they will shape your reality.
    ~  Gratitude and kindness make you feel good, others feel good and hence vibrations are pushed sky high.
    ~ Eat clean living foods that vibrate naturally.
    ~  Use therapeutic grade essential oils to help increase emotional and physical vibrations and support healing.
    ~  Incorporate mediation, sound and movement into your day to reduce stress, slow the mind and support circulation. These actions/things will keep your vibration high.
    ~  Even simply knowing about or having this basic understanding of how vibrational frequencies work, arms you with the power to transform all aspects of your world.

    Have you considered your health and frequency? Is this a completely new concept for you?  I am sure this article, my dear readers is empowering and mind blowing.

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  • 03Aug

    The stress hormone, cortisol, is public health enemy number one. Scientists have known for years that elevated cortisol levels: interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease… The list goes on and on.

    Chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels also increase risk for depression, mental illness, and lower life expectancy. In fact, epidemiological and clinical studies over the past 30 years have provided strong evidence for links between chronic stress, depression and social isolation and cancer progression.

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    What Is Cortisol?
    Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is secreted by the adrenal glands and has two major functions in the body: stimulating the breakdown of protein and fat to provide metabolites that can be converted to glucose in the liver and also, reacting in response to stress.

    Cortisol is often referred to as the “stress hormone”. We need cortisol to survive and to help us cope with stress. When cortisol is released in response to stress, it is meant to be elevated and used only for short periods of time. If your cortisol levels remain elevated, it can actually do damage to your body.

    The hormone cortisol is often seen in a negative light. It is commonly associated with “stress” and the many harmful effects that it can have on the body. In reality, cortisol is vital for the body ? in many ways, our very survival depends on it. Serious issues can arise, however, when high cortisol levels become chronic. Then it can turn into a killer, leading to immune system deficiency and even cancer.

    How Does Cortisol Connect With Cancer?
    There are numerous studies that suggest that cortisol levels tend to be higher overall and irregular in their daily patterns in patients with breast cancer. A landmark study conducted in 2000 by Stanford University found that 65% of advanced breast cancer patients had abnormal cortisol levels during the day (either abnormal peak periods or consistently flat). What’s more, mortality rates were significantly higher in these women than in the remaining roughly 35% whose cortisol levels were normal.

    The researchers also found that the women with abnormal cortisol levels had fewer Natural Killer Cells, which played a major role in their lack of ability to curtail breast cancer metastasis. Recent studies have found the same correlation in men with prostate cancer. Amongst these is a 2016 study by the University of Buenos Aires that found significantly higher daytime cortisol levels in middle-aged men who had prostate cancer versus those who did not.

    Stress, Hormones & Cancer
    Cortisol also raises glucose levels within normal cells. I am sure you have read what cancer cells love to feed on? You guessed it. Sugar!

    Rising glucose levels in the body increases the acidity of the internal environment. An acidic internal environment is also an anaerobic one and the perfect environment for pathogens to take hold. Besides cancer, these include opportunistic fungi and bacterium. The waste products from these entities add another level of toxicity to the mix.

    Interestingly, when cortisol is allowed to do its job in short bursts like it was meant to do, it is responsible for a “ramping up” of immune system responses. When high cortisol levels are left for too long, however, the reverse begins to happen. Cortisol begins to deteriorate the functions of the immune system (some researchers think the hormone does this to prevent an autoimmune response).

     

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    Signs that you may be suffering from high cortisol levels include:

    • Weight gain (especially around the midsection)
    • Mood swings and anxiety
    • Fatigue and muscle pain
    • Trouble falling and staying asleep
    • Irregular menstrual cycles
    • High blood pressure
    • A decrease in libido
    • Increased urination
    • Brittle bones
    • Excessive thirst

     

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    Ways to Slow Down and De-Stress:
    Meditation is a proven way to go about doing this. Here are some other stress-reducing and cortisol-lowering activities:

    • Consider journal writing, walking, being in nature, practicing EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping), or doing yoga or tai chi
    • Moderate exercise, getting a good night’s sleep, and reducing EMF exposure from cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, and other electronics are all ways to make sure that cortisol and other stress hormones stay in balance
    • Consider herbal supplements such as ashwagandha, licorice, holy basil, and ginseng
    • According to Dr. Josh Axe, the anti-inflammatory essential oils lavender, myrrh, frankincense, and bergamot have all shown to lower cortisol levels directly

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  • 15May

    No matter how nutritious your diet is and how much exercise you get, your health will suffer if you don’t get enough restorative sleep.

    Poor sleep has been linked to imbalances of many hormones, including insulin, cortisol, leptin, ghrelin and growth hormone (1234567).

    Adequate sleep goes a long way in a hormonal imbalance treatment. For example, the stress hormone cortisol is regulated at midnight. When people go to bed late, the sympathetic flight or fight stress response occurs. There is a link between sleep and testosterone production. Peak testosterone levels coincide with the sleep onset of rapid eye movement, while nocturnal testosterone levels will rise during sleep and decrease from waking.

    Getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep will help correct hormone imbalance. Short sleep times are associated with weight gain, reduced insulin sensitivity, reduced oral glucose tolerance, and an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes. Limiting your caffeine intake is also associated with balancing hormones and better sleep quality. Lack of sleep will increase your cortisol levels and decrease thyroid hormone levels.

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    Sleep isn’t just important for your waistline and hormones balance- it will essentially affect almost any other system in the body. As you may be aware, there are different stages to sleep. The deepest sleep stage is the time of real repair for your body. Cells are able to repair damage from stress and trauma, the immune system gets a boost and your metabolism stays on track. A lot of this healing is due to higher levels of growth hormone, which does trigger “growth” in kids, but is used for healing in us adult folk.

    Long story short, not enough sleep will slow or halt your body’s critical repair time, will slow your metabolism to a crawl and isn’t doing you any favours when it comes to managing stress!

    Sleep Savers:

      • Remove yourself from the stressor: If your job, relationship or living situation is a constant source of distress or conflict, seek support and change it.
      • Talk over your feelings With an empathetic partner, friend or relative. If you’re experiencing trauma, depression or anxiety, see a counselor.
      • Keep a worry diary: Jot down your problems and a few solutions to debrief and get troubles off your mind before bed.

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  • 31Mar

    I have allergic rhinitis almost all my life. Every morning on end, the first thing that welcomed me was blocked nose with sneezing. Environmental factors like cigarette smoke, dust, strong perfumes, air freshener and change of temperature made the symptoms worse.  The allergy miraculously went away when I was in my early twenties when I decided to try liquid cod liver oil. I’d consume a tablespoon of original flavor cod liver oil everyday and several months later, I saw remarkable improvements in my health.  Cod liver oil is the yuckiest thing that I had ever tasted and till this day, I am still very averse to the smell and taste of it.  Thankfully cod liver oil is available in capsule form which makes it so much easier to consume.  Recently I started on cod liver oil capsules again after a break of over a decade as the familiar symptoms of  allergic rhinitis are popping up again.

     

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    Common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:

    • sneezing
    • a runny nose
    • a stuffy nose
    • an itchy nose
    • coughing
    • a sore or scratchy throat
    • itchy eyes
    • watery eyes
    • dark circles under the eyes
    • frequent headaches
    • eczema-type symptoms, such as having extremely dry, itchy skin that can blister and weep
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    • excessive fatigue

    You’ll usually feel one or more of these symptoms immediately after coming into contact with an allergen. Some symptoms, such as recurrent headaches and fatigue, may only happen after long-term exposure to allergens. Fever isn’t a symptom of hay fever.

    Some external factors can trigger or worsen allergic rhinitis, including:

    • cigarette smoke
    • chemicals
    • cold temperatures
    • humidity
    • wind
    • air pollution
    • hairspray
    • perfumes
    • colognes
    • wood smoke
    • fumes

    For ages, parents have been forcing a spoonful of cod liver oil down the throats of little children. The nasty aftertaste that it leaves makes you wonder why go through the trouble. What does cod liver oil do anyway? In present day, the use of cod liver oil has decreased but there are still those faithful few that hold on to the notion that cod liver oil is a cure all especially in regards to allergies and asthma.

    Cod liver oil is renowned as a nutrient-dense source of vitamins and essential fatty acids. It is, as the name suggests, derived from cod liver and is available as a liquid or capsule supplement.

    According to a journal article from the US National Library Of Medicine, cod liver oil along with Vitamin A, C, E, D and a high dosage of Vitamin B Complex are very significant in the treatment of allergic rhinitis.  Cod Liver oil is high in Vitamins A & D which are natural anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation of the mucus membranes. Vitamin C reduces inflammation and allergic responses. Fish oil may help to decrease the dryness of the lining of the respiratory tract and retain moisture in the the nasal passages.

    Nutritional benefits of cod liver oil
    The star ingredient in cod liver oil is omega-3, a polyunsaturated fat. Omega-3 is known as an essential fatty acid because the human body is unable to make it, so it is necessary to get it from food.

    Omega-3 from fish can be broken down into two different types: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which together and individually offer many health benefits. The World Health Organisation recommends eating 1-2 portions of oily fish a week, equivalent to 200-500 mg of EPA and DHA.

    Cod liver oil is also a good source of vitamin D, which helps us to absorb calcium and is important for strong bones and teeth.

    All the nutrients in cod liver oil help prevent cancer. Vitamin A has been a part of  successful alternative cancer therapy so far. In a study in China, use of cod liver oil was found to be protective against childhood leukemia. In a study of Norwegian men and women, consumption of cod liver oil was found to protect against lung cancer.

    Cod Liver Supplementation Hack: 
    Keep your cod liver oil bottle in the freezer, and take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Why? Frozen cod liver oil is great at fighting worm infections, and can even be effective for amoeba parasites! When taken frozen on an empty stomach they will go right through the stomach, and when they get to the small intestine, they begin to dissolve and the cod liver oil is so thick that it coats the parasites like a blanket and suffocates them and kills them. Amazing!

    Conclusion
    In adults, cod liver oil may have its benefits of decreasing asthma and allergy symptoms. However it may increase allergic sensitization in children so caution should be taken. Even so, it may be better to increase children’s diet of fruits and vegetables to lower the risk of asthma and allergies. Also, one must remember that with taking cod liver oil, as any supplement, there are some risks. Over- consumption of cod liver oil means over- consumption of vitamin A which can cause toxicity in the body. Therefore, further research should be done on the matter as well as consulting a physician before adding a supplement to your diet.

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  • 08Jan

    People who have decided that they’re no longer willing to deal with substandard health should know that they don’t have to tolerate unwanted outcomes like low energy levels, lethargy, mental fog, and/or mood instability. If you’re trying to overcome these issues and want to step into a world of great health now, consider the value of utilizing some or all of the following strategies:

    1. Examine Your Eating Patterns
    One of the best ways to make extraordinary health happen in your life this year is by examining your eating patterns. This approach can be empowering for multiple reasons, one of which is that doing so will help you determine whether you have a proclivity for consuming fat-laden, salty, processed foods that accelerate weight gain while also inducing lethargy and other unwanted physiological outcomes. Note that when you consistently eat the right foods, you avoid these unwanted outcomes while also optimizing your body’s ability to complete all of the functions that keep you in a state of vitality.

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    If you lack basic knowledge regarding nutrition, don’t worry. The internet is full of tools, resources, and articles that will empower you to make prudent food choices. Utilize a free resource like Cronometer to start tracking and analyzing your eating patterns right now.

    2. Focus On Cultivating A Lifestyle Of Fitness
    In addition to analyzing and optimizing your eating patterns, be sure to start cultivating a lifestyle of fitness. This step will empower you to gain more body confidence, improve your metabolism, enhance your posture, and optimize the functioning of your cardiovascular system. There are multiple strategies you could deploy to start getting fit. One is working one-on-one with a personal trainer or yoga instructor. Another is joining a local gym where you can take a wide range of group fitness classes like pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and step aerobics.

    3. Make Mental Health A Must
    If you’re really serious about kissing mediocre health goodbye, get serious about mental health. Optimizing the health of your mind and brain plays a key role in promoting holistic wellness because it ensures that you will be thinking in a clear manner that enables you to make healthy decisions. There are many strategies that you can deploy to promote mental health, and one of them is meditation. This technique helps you gain access to your inner thoughts, thereby empowering you to change any cognitive patterns that may be detracting from your productivity and positivity. Also consider the value of learning more about the inner workings of your brain by gaining more knowledge about neurology. To get started, consider using some of the resources provided on the Peach neurology Palm website.

    Conclusion
    When you start thinking about cultivating a lifestyle of wellness, lack of knowledge or fear of the future may hold you back. Rather than remaining trapped in the realm of uncertainty and stagnation due to inaction, start implementing the strategies outlined above so that you can start experiencing the positive health changes that lead to greater dimensions of well-being!

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  • 06Dec

    Your health is the most valuable asset you have. You can’t buy it. You can’t replace it. You can’t waste it. You need to stay on top of any concerns that may arise. While preventative medicine is always the best course of action, there is always a chance that someday you are going to experience an issue with your help. If that day should come, you need doctors you can trust, such as a physicians group of South Florida. You’ll surround yourself with individuals who are going to help you to get to the bottom of what is causing any type of health problem you are experiencing.

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    All the Doctors You Need in One Location
    When you seek help from a network of doctors located at a physicians group, you can save yourself time. The staff will include many areas of specialty, including Bariatrics, Cardiology, General Surgery, Family Practice, and more. You might begin with your general practitioner and receive a referral to another specialist within the network. Everyone is located in one place and will be able to provide you with the services that you need.

    Experience Timely Help with Greater Efficiency
    A physicians group can treat you with greater efficiency. All of the data is accessible to the team of doctors on staff. In addition, medical professionals will be able to collaborate and communicate with each other about your health concerns. You will be able to cut down on the wait time. Instead of hanging on for referral after referral, the process will move along much more quickly to stay on top of matters related to your help.

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    Receive Comprehensive Care
    Whether you are seeking a doctor’s services for your annual exam or you are taking care of a severe issue, you want to know that you are in good hands. A physicians group can give you the assurance that you will be served by a group of qualified doctors who offer you the specialties that you need in order to maintain good health or get your health back on track. You’ll save time when you get pinpoint issues more quickly and address them. It will also give you peace of mind when you know that you are getting the proper care that you need. With a host of doctors at your immediate disposal, you will be pointed in the right direction.

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  • 10Oct

    When I was exclusively breastfeeding my third and youngest daughter 9 years ago, falling sick every other month was a norm. I reckon that my baby sucked away all my nutrients, plus with the lack of sleep and stress of caring for a baby, my immune system weakened.  On top of breastfeeding, I was stressed out with my baby’s health issue, which only resolved after her surgery 13 months later.  I also had 2 older pre-school kids then who kept bringing the bad bugs back from school, which only made matter worse.

    To stay healthy, energetic and sick-day-free, we have to strengthen our immune systems.

    Here’s how the immune system works:

    Our body’s battle for immunity begins in the mouth. Bet you didn’t know that your saliva contains powerful antimicrobials like lysozyme, alpha-amylase and lactoferrin.

    Any germs that sneak past those will confront our stomach’s hydrochloric acid.

    Then, should they survive, they’ll go up against the proteins and chemical compounds in our digestive system that break down bad bacteria.

    Finally, our own personal good bacterial population goes to work. They prevent bad bacteria from entering our bloodstream or taking root in our small intestine and colon. Those good bacteria are called probiotics. Think of them as an army against illness.

    Your immune system is an incredible thing. The bacteria in your gut is actually a powerful army willing to fight on your behalf, but only if you feed them properly. And if you do get sick, certain foods can help you recover quicker. What you eat today can determine whether or not you get sick tomorrow.

    Should you really feed a cold and starve a fever?

    Feed your bacteria army
    The GI tract comprises over 70 percent of the immune system. That’s home to our good gut bacteria, which fight off a whole lot of yucky stuff.

    If you want those bacteria to work for you, you’ve got to feed them well. They love to chow down on nutrient-dense, fiber-rich whole foods. Steer clear of processed foods, fats and sugars. That’s why a balanced whole-foods diet is your best insurance against all kinds of viruses and infections.

    If you’re healthy, aim for one to two servings of probiotic-rich foods each day (more if you are trying to prevent or alleviate a medical problem).

    Some of the best whole-food sources of probiotics are:

    * Dairy: yogurt and kefir with live and active cultures
    * Fermented vegetables: pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi
    * Fermented soy: miso, tempeh

    Other superfoods to superpower your immune system:

    Chicken soup
    Chicken soup isn’t just good for the soul. It’s good if you’re feeling under the weather, too. Research has found that chicken soup helps to prevent inflammatory white cells from moving to other parts of your body, which can decrease your cold symptoms.
    The bone broth in chicken soup contains collagen, which can help boost your immune system, in addition to amino acids and nutrients that help prevent inflammation. Chicken soup’s illness-fighting ability is thought to be related to cysteine, an amino acid released from chicken during cooking

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    Fatty Fish
    Your heart isn’t the only thing that can benefit from a dose of omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty fish, such as salmon and tuna, contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help control inflammation in your body. It’s important to consume inflammation-fighting foods on a regular basis, but especially when you’re feeling under the weather. That’s because chronic inflammation can weaken and disrupt the function of your immune system.

    Garlic
    Garlic contains allicin, a compound that can help fight infection and bacteria. One study showed that people who ate garlic daily were less likely to catch a cold.  Eat raw garlic if you’re feeling really daring, or add it to soups and other cooked meals to reap the benefits without the vampire-slaying breath.

    Foods Rich In Zinc
    Zinc isn’t a mineral you want to do away with. Some studies show that zinc may help reduce the duration of a cold if taken right away.  Zinc helps regulate the immune system, build and maintain lean body mass and heal wounds. Foods high in zinc include oysters, red meat, eggs, fortified cereal, beans and pumpkin seeds.

    Turmeric
    This flavorful spice is considered a superfood for a good reason. It’s rich in antioxidants and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Research suggests these qualities make turmeric a strong defense against colds, coughs, and congestion. Try it in a turmeric latte, aka golden milk, or use it to season lean meats, grains and other healthy foods.

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    Fruits and Vegetables
    Vitamin-rich foods are key to maintaining a strong immune system.  Vitamins A, C, and E are particularly useful in building immunity. Fruits and vegetables are some of the best sources of these nutrients. Foods rich in vitamin A include carrots, dark leafy greens and sweet potatoes.
    Vitamin C can be found in high quantities in citrus fruits, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Dark leafy greens, butternut squash and avocado are excellent sources of vitamin E.  Pairing these and other fruits and vegetables with adequate protein intake will help supercharge your immunity.

    Plenty of liquids
    In addition to consuming healthy foods, it’s also critical to stay hydrated in order to help keep your throat and airways clear. But not all beverages help fight illness. Steer clear of sugary drinks and sodas as too much sugar in your body can cause inflammation… which further weakens your immune system.
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    Lastly, the old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” always applies. The best way to stave off the cold and flu is try to stay as healthy as possible by maintaining a healthy diet, being physically active and practicing good hygiene. There is no miracle food that can help prevent a cold, but lacking in certain nutrients can contribute to a compromised immune system.  So for the best cold prevention, focus on eating balanced healthy meals and exercise regularly all year-round.
     Lastly, try to banish stress from your life. Stress suppresses the immune system, which makes it easier for you to get sick and harder to fight off bugs. When people are constantly under stress, they get sick.  Meditation, regular exercise, online therapy and plenty of sleep can also help you de-stress and boost your immune system.
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  • 10Oct

    Parents who want their children to lead lives of profound wellness should know that there are many steps they can take to make this happen. Below you’ll find several simple techniques you can implement to ensure that your child begins cultivating the type of mental and physical well-being that is conducive to healthy, happy living:

    1. Provide Your Child With Exercise Options
    One great way to help your child cultivate a healthy lifestyle is by providing her or him with exercise options. Children need to know that exercise is important, and they should also understand which options they have when it comes to selecting physical activities to engage in. Help your child with this by implementing strategies such as walking or cycling through the neighborhood, purchasing her or him a gym membership, etc. Pay careful attention to your child so that you can understand which physical activities she or he truly enjoys and when they’re just going through the motions to please you or get it done. Make sure your child knows that exercise adherence is frequently contingent upon engaging in activities that they find truly enjoyable.

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    2. Stock Your Home With Healthy Food Choices
    Many parents know that teaching their children healthy eating habits is a big key to promoting their mental and physical equilibrium. Yet in many cases, these same parents are models for poor eating. Children are oftentimes enabled by this poor modeling such that they feel justified in making poor food decisions if their parents do so as well. To ensure that this doesn’t happen in your home, make sure that the pantry, refrigerator, and kitchen counters are always filled with nutritious, delicious items. One simple way to make it happen is by keeping a big bowl with your child’s favorite fruits on the counter top. Eat these foods with your children so that they understand that you value health and want to share the joy of wellness with them!

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    3. Consider Utilizing Behavioral Health Services
    In addition to stocking your home with healthy food choices, make sure that you consider utilizing behavioral health services. These services can be helpful for children who experience behavioral health issues such as incessant or inappropriate talking. If you’re looking for a behavioral therapy Alexandria VA company, note that the professionals of Engage Behavioral Health can assist you.

    Start Emphasizing Health Now!
    If you’re ready to help your child start cultivating a healthy lifestyle, don’t delay her or his growth process. Instead, begin making health a reality in your child’s life by using the tips outlined above!

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  • 06Oct

    Although the old maxim “Health is wealth” may seem trite, it is certainly true. When an individual is healthy, she or he has a ton of energy, confidence, and the mood stability necessary to work productively and enjoy an active social life. Unfortunately, many people fail to implement the wellness strategies and standards necessary to facilitate optimal health. If this is your current dilemma, now is the time to implement the behavioral changes necessary to make great health yours. Here are two strategies that can help you make it happen:

    1. Optimize Your Diet.

    One of the best ways to get rich in wellness is by optimizing your diet. Unfortunately, many people put this important activity on the backburner and find themselves eating foods that detract from their appearance and vitality. Don’t conform to this cultural pattern. Instead, give your body the nutrients it needs to make you look and feel great every day. Although there’s no general consensus regarding which type of diet is ideal, most medical and wellness professionals agree that the majority of people could greatly benefit from incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their diet. Also note that recognizing which foods you’re sensitive to will play an integral role in helping you eat appropriately. If you feel that you may be in need of a food intolerance test Hillsborough NJ residents can rely on, note that the professionals of Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center can assist you.

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    2. Meditate Every Morning.

    One of the reasons that people fail to attain and maintain health is because of their mentality. Whether it’s frenetic thinking or negative cognitive patterns that lower your self-esteem or give you a cynical outlook, correcting your mental habits is important if you’re serious about wellness. Luckily, there are a wide range of incredibly effective meditation modalities you can use to develop mental health. Some of them include:

    • Zazen
    • Vipassana, or mindfulness
    • Transcendental Meditation
    • Japa Mala Meditation
    • Mettha Bhavana
    • Guided visualizations
    • Moving meditation

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    One specific meditation you might consider is referred to as the blue sky meditation. With this modality, you transfer your mental focus from your mind to your body and imagine that you are lying on your back looking up at the clear blue sky. When distracting thoughts materialize in the mind, image that they are puffy clouds blowing across the blue sky. Once the cloud has passed, resume visualizing the beauty and infinite nature of the clear blue sky.

    Begin Implementing These Suggestions Immediately!

    Feeling great and looking good are just two of many wonderful outcomes that result from maintaining great health. To ensure that you can attain these life-enhancing outcomes, start implementing the wellness suggestions outlined above!

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  • 28Sep

    When I was at a class party with Cass last weekend, the hubby brought the two older girls and the mil for dinner and shopping at a nearby mall. At the supermarket, #2 used her charm to get her doting grandmother to treat her to a pack of breakfast cereals consisting of 8 small boxes of colorful and frosted cereals, namely Lucky Charms, Golden Grahams, Fruity Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Trix. These so-called ‘healthy’ cereals are some of the banned items in my household. But the ever indulgent grandma obliged without asking further what grand daughter #2 was buying.

    In the car, I was horrified when  I saw the pack of 8-box cereals containing frosted and artificially dyed cereals.  What are they made of?  GMO corn I am certain of that.

    The marketing behind the breakfast cereal industry is massive. Grocery stores devote entire aisles to boxes upon boxes of endless varieties, most promoting some sort of health claim. Most are packaged in colorful boxes splashed with cartoons, gimmicks and games at the back of the boxes to entice young children.  I find it amazing that companies have successfully marketed boxes of highly processed grains drenched in sugar, artificial coloring, food additives and preservatives as a healthy breakfast option. Those junk don’t provide a healthy start to the day at all.

    The Dangers of Artificial Food Colors

    When #2 poured a box of Lucky Charms into a bowl to be eaten as dessert over lunch today, I was appalled by what I saw. I could not believe that she was popping neon colored so-called healthy cereals into her mouth. The stuff that she was eating was bright neon colored and laced with sugar. Double whammy!  I tried to convince her that she was putting poison into her body but she shoved the multi-colored marshmallow shapes (“marbits” – picture below) even faster into her mouth. I snapped at her and told her that this would be her first and last time putting such unLucky Charms into her body.  Later, I googled for ‘Hidden Dangers Of Eating Cereals’ and ‘Dangers of Artificial Food Coloring’ and read aloud to her.

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    The Ugly Side Of The Food Color Portrait

    Artificial dyes derived from petroleum are found in thousands of foods, in particular breakfast cereals, candy, snacks, beverages, vitamins, and other products aimed at children are colored with dyes. Even some fresh oranges are dipped in dye to brighten them and provide uniform color.

    Citrus Red 2, Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Blue 2 and Green 3, –which include some of the most commonly used artificial food colorings–have all been identified as being contaminated with potential cancer-causing chemicals, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. And Blue 1, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6 are known to trigger reactions in those with allergies

     • Citrus Red 2: This product caused bladder tumors in animal studies and is banned for human consumption, except to color the skin of oranges. While it may appear to pose little threat, adding fresh orange zest to a recipe may mix in more than you bargained for.

    • Blue #1 (E133) and Blue #2 (E132): Banned in Norway, Finland, and France, studies have shown them to cause brain cancer and inhibit nerve-cell development. The colors are found in candy, cereal, soda drinks, sports drinks, and pet food.

    • Red #3 (E127) and Red #40 (E129): While Red #3 was banned [in the U.S.] in 1990 for topical use, it can still be sold on the market in our foods and beverages. That should make us all red in the face. Red #40 may contain the carcinogenic contaminant p-Cresidine and is thought to cause tumors of the immune system. In the UK, it is not recommended for children, and it is currently banned in many European nations. The dyes are found in fruit cocktails, maraschino cherries, grenadine, cherry pie mix, ice cream, candy, bakery products, and more.

    • Yellow #5 (aka Tartazine, E102): Banned in Norway and Austria, it contains the cancer-causing compounds benzidine and 4-aminobiphenyl. Six of the 11 studies on Yellow #5 showed that it caused genotoxicity, a deterioration of the cell’s genetic material with potential to mutate healthy DNA. It’s found in gelatin desserts, candy, pet food, and baked goods.

    • Yellow #6 (E110): Banned in Norway and Finland. Due to the same cancer-causing compounds as Yellow #5, it causes tumors in the kidneys and adrenal glands of laboratory animals. It’s found in American cheese, macaroni and cheese, candy, and carbonated beverages.

    Links to Cancer

    According to the consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, artificial food coloring and food dyes present many risks to consumers. A report published by the center notes that many commonly used artificial food colors have been found to cause damage to DNA, or genotoxicity, in more studies than they were found to be safe. But the research on artificial food coloring is limited to animal studies, including mice and rats. While bladder tumors and other forms of cancer were linked to certain artificial coloring in these studies, no human trials have found links between cancer and the dyes in humans. The center still contends they are dangerous to consumers and has urged many large manufacturers to discontinue their use.

    The FDA Says You’re Safe

    According to the FDA, the studies showing links between artificial food coloring and ADHD in children have been either inconsistent, inconclusive or hard to evaluate due to poor study design. The FDA also notes that any color additives that have been linked to cancer, in either animals or humans, are banned for use in the United States. Therefore, according to the FDA, all artificial food coloring currently used in the nation have been evaluated for safety using the best scientific research and found not to be cancer-causing in either animals and humans.

    Despite the FDA’s stance, I am  playing safe and try to minimize the consumption of artificial food colors for myself and my family.

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I am a WFHM with 3 beautiful girls - Alycia, Sherilyn and Cassandra. I quit the job that I love to stay home with my 3 angels as that's what I've always wanted to do. I am a health freak, fitness freak and a clean freak too. I love to eat and live healthily and I want my kids and hubby to do the same too. Apart from being obsessed with good health, I am obsessed with fashion! I own an online store that sells ladies and kids clothing. Check out my online store at Old & New Stuff For Sale

I always believe that your health is your wealth and if you have good health, that's the best gift you can ever ask for from God.

Do check out my other blogs Health Freak Mommy and Health Freak Mommy’s Journal too!

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