Archive for June, 2012

Health Benefits of Maqui Berry

Health Benefits of Maqui Berry

Highest Antioxidant value of any known Fruit (See Brunswick Certificate)
Contains high level of polyphenols and anthocyanins (200% to 300% The Anthocyanins & 130% The Polyphenols Compared to Red Wine)
Supports Healthy Aging
Protect cells from oxidative stress
Neutralizes Free Radicals
Support Healthy Inflammatory Function
Support Healthy Immune System
Support Cardiovascular health
Excellent source of Vitamin C, Iron, and Potassium
Supports Healthy Weight Management
Helps increase metabolism + burn fat
Radiant complexion
Supports Healthy Cholesterol
Support healthy blood sugar level
Aids in digestion
Promote healthy joint function
Aids in Detoxifying your body from harmful toxins and chemicals
Organic & Naturally Pure

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Coenzyme Q10 Benefits For Face Skin

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits For Face Skin – 3 Mind Blowing Effects of CoQ10 on Skin
By Ingela M. Johansson

Coenzyme Q10 benefits for face skin are undeniable, especially for anti aging purposes. This vitamin-like substance is so rich in antioxidants that it helps reverse some of the aging signs you might experience.

There are different sorts of Coenzyme Q10 though, the benefits of Q10 on face skin does in this article refer to the scientific formulation Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 used in skin cream.

While regular Coenzyme Q10 only barely is absorbed into the outer layer of your skin, Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 penetrates through seven layers of skin and is far more effective. Here are all of the known Coenzyme Q10 benefits for face skin:

1. Reduces Wrinkles
It has a scientifically proven anti-wrinkle effect which is quite dramatic, which is due to its ability to increase your growth of collagen and elastin. When the production of those two vital proteins goes up your skin gets both smoother and firmer.

2. Destroys Free Radicals
The high content of antioxidants makes Coenzyme Q10 effective in fighting free radicals which are harmful to the skin and cause wrinkles. This makes your skin healthier and younger-looking.

3. Protects From UV-A Damage
Aging is also caused by the damage from UV-A sun rays, but this can be avoided without giving up the sun bathing. One of the best Coenzyme Q10 benefits for face skin is that it helps protect against harmful UV-A rays, by nourishing the skin with vital nutrients.

When it comes to where to buy co enzyme cream for your skin, the best ones are often found either on the internet or in special natural health stores. Make sure you buy from a company that really cares about you and puts the best possible amounts of Coenzyme Q10 into their products despite the costs.

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Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Ingela_M._Johansson

What are the health implications of the greenhouse effect? Planet Green – greenhouse gases

Planet Green – greenhouse gases
There is a strong negative correlation between greenhouse gases and air quality. As greenhouse gases increase, smog levels increase. People with asthma and other ongoing lung problems are especially at risk from rising ground-level ozone. Also of concern is something called particulate air pollution. This results in particulate matter (a mix of very small drops of liquid with small particles), which when breathed in can deeply penetrate the lungs.

Similarly, a general rise in average temperatures doesn’t bode well for a number of segments of the population. The elderly, people with heart problems, asthmatics, young children and those living on the streets are especially exposed and vulnerable to increased heat, which is seen when greenhouse gases increase.

In 2008, a scientist from Stanford used computer modeling and the latest and greatest in environmental process data to draw a direct correlation between increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and human mortality. The study contended that for each increase of 1 degree Celsius that’s caused by carbon dioxide emissions, about a thousand deaths would result each year in the United States and about 20,000 deaths globally. It would also result in a great increase in the number of incidences of asthma and other respiratory ailments .

http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/health-implications-of-greenhouse-effect

Foods that are bad for arthritis victims

Foods that are bad for arthritis victims
Friday, 16 September 2011 12:35 Written by PHILIP S. CHUA, M.D., FACS, FPCS 0 Comments

RHEUMATOID Arthritis (RA), commonly known as arthritis, which causes the usual aches and pains in the various joints in the body, especially among the elderly, affects about 47.8 million people in the United States in 2005.

It is projected to rise to 67 million by 2030. RA is also found among those who are between the ages of 30 and 50, though more prevalent among those in the 60s and older.

RA is a chronic and progressive inflammatory disease involving connective tissues in the body, like joints, where swelling and thickening of the synovial membranes (sac containing the fluid that lubricates the joints) lead to irreversible damage to the joint capsules and the joint cartilage and loss of lubrication.

When this cushion is destroyed, the two opposing bones at the joint directly rub against each other and causes friction, pains and more swelling.

Like mechanical ball bearing joints in some motors, rust and lack of oil lubrication can damage them.

As years of round-the-clock inflammation takes its toll on the various joints, the bony deformities increase, and in severe cases, there can be severe stiffness and even “locking of the fused joints,” leading to frozen neck spine, shoulder, hips, knees, etc.

This condition ultimately causes great limitation in movements.

There are food items that are bad for arthritis.

When eaten, they aggravate the inflammation within the joints, increasing the pain and discomfort.

There are also foods that lessen the inflammation and pain.

Individuals vary in their responses, but in general, this rule applies.

RA sufferers know by their own experience which food items worsen the pains and which are soothing to their joints.

The pains of arthritis can vary from mild nagging aches to excruciating pains.

While we all consider arthritis as a part of natural aging, inevitable, and worsens with age, studies have shown that those whose diet mainly consisted of meat and other high cholesterol foods from childhood have the more severe arthritis, which worsens faster.

On the other hand, those who ate mainly fish, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fruits, from childhood, had delayed onset of arthritis, and while it progressed with age, the speed with which it worsened was much slower.

The deformities in the joints (fingers, wrists, knees, etc.) associated with arthritis was also less in this group of no-red-meat eaters.

Some medications, like corticosteroids, like prednisone, which reduces inflammation and therefore pain, can cause the body to excrete a lot of potassium, leading to hypokalemia (low blood potassium level).

Methotrexate, another drug for RA, can lead to Folic Acid deficiency.

Treatment for RA can cause osteoporosis, so it is vital that Vitamin D3, calcium, multivitamin/mineral supplements are a part of the regimen, besides watching the two side effects of the drugs on potassium and Folic Acid as stated above.

Food bad for arthritis

Red meat, milk products, processed with lots of chemical (preservatives, coloring, etc.), sugar, carbs and other sweets, soft drinks, shellfish, eggs, cheese, eggplants, tomatoes, safflower, sunflower, are among the food items that increase inflammation of the joints, causing pain, deformities, and restricted body movements.

Sugar and red meat (and other fatty foods) have been considered the greatest culprits in RA not only in the causation and development of arthritis itself but their adverse effects leading to its faster progressive worsening as sufferers get older.

Research has data that link some foods and inflammation.

Consuming a lot of saturated fats (steak, bacon, hot dogs and butter) produces chemicals in the body that leads to inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints.

Trigger foods are best avoided not only for pain relief but to minimize the potential severe deformities and restrictions the disease poses.

Food good for arthritis

No diet can cure RA, but some of the food items that inhibit or reduce inflammation are fish with its omega 3 oils, tumeric, ginger, extra virgin olive oil, sweet peppers, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, Brazil nuts, apples, kale, leeks, onions, tart cherries, green tea.

They are antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and immune system boosters.

Eating them (in LIEU of red meats and other fatty foods, sugars, as listed above) minimize the swelling and lead to improvement in the lubrication of the joint.

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet we often mention in this column shows great promise for those with rheumatoid arthritis.

It is healthy and quite tasty also.

This diet consists mainly of fresh fish (instead of red meat), a lot of vegetables and fruits, non-saturated fats, like canola and extra virgin olive oil) whole grains, nuts, fruits, herbs and spices (in place of butter and salt).

The 3-fold benefit of eating fish like tuna, sardines, salmon, in the Mediterranean Diet regimen, includes (1) anti-inflammatory action, (2) cardiovascular protection and (3) its weight control effect, leading to less poundage and less pressure on the joints.

Fish oil in gelcaps have also been found to confer the advantages cited above.

“The best data we have is that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants is good for RA,” says Nathan Wei, M.D., clinical director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland, published on WebMD.

“The Mediterranean Diet is high in both, and it’s also good for people who want to be careful about weight gain. Of course, it’s also important to couple the diet with exercise.”

Herbal, supplements, others

Countless herbals, food supplements, “laser guns,” magnets and other items marketed aggressively as remedies for arthritis.

These have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or other national monitoring/licensing agencies, and have no basis in science.

While some of the crude herbal substances have analgesic (pain killing) effect, their potential side effects on the internal organs are unknown.

And those companies that claim their product(s) can cure arthritis are only defrauding the consumers.

It is best to stay with FDA approved medications, all of which have gone through very rigid scientific scrutiny and quality control.

Simply because one has arthritis does not mean he/she should be miserable.

The way to minimize the pains and potential debility from it is, to a significant extent, within our control.

The first thing to do is to listen to our body.

http://www.filipinoreporter.us/editorials/focus–health/1223-foods-that-are-bad-for-arthritis-victims.html

Balance Sheet – Health

Our Birth is our Opening Balance!
Our Death is our Closing Balance!
Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities
Our Creative Ideas are our Assets
Heart is our Current Asset
Soul is our Fixed Asset
Brain is our Fixed Deposit
Thinking is our Current Account
Achievements are our Capital
Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade
Friends are our General Reserves
Values & Behavior are our Goodwill
Patience is our Interest Earned
Love is our Dividend
Children are our Bonus Issues
Education is Brands / Patents
Knowledge is our Investment
Experience is our Premium Account
The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.
The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award.

Some very Good and Very bad things …
The most destructive habit…….Worry
The greatest Joy………Giving
The greatest loss…….Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work……..Helping others
The ugliest personality trait…….Selfishnes
The most endangered species…..Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource…….Our youth
The greatest ‘shot in the arm’………Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome……Fear
The most effective sleeping pill……..Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease…….Excuses
The most powerful force in life……..Love
The most dangerous pariah……..A gossip
The world’s most incredible computer…….The brain
The worst thing to be without…….Hope
The deadliest weapon………The tongue
The two most power-filled words………’I Can’
The greatest asset…….Faith
The most worthless emotion…….Self- pity
The most beautiful attire……..SMILE!
The most prized possession…….Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication……..Prayer
The most contagious spirit…….Enthusiasm
The most important thing in life……..GOD

Ginger Root

Eating ginger root may help to prevent cancer and aging disorders.

Ginger root contains special enzymes responsible for catalyzing the proteins in your food, thus aiding in digestion and the prevention of cramps.

Good for those with constipation!

The ancient Greeks used to eat ginger root after a large meal in order to ease the digestion process.

Ginger root has proven to help lower your cholesterol levels and prevent the formation of blood clots.

As a mood enhancer, ginger’s cineole content may help contribute to stress relief.

Also used for migraine headache.

Ginger root can also be used for reducing toothache and the discomfort which arises due to the infection in the upper respiratory tract due to its antibacterial and antifungal nature.

Chewing on fresh ginger root can help freshen the breath.

Being a warming herb, ginger root can help knock out a fever. This property also makes it effective in stimulating circulation of the blood.

Ginger root can also help relax muscles around the blood vessels and is said to help prevent blood clots from forming. The warming effects make it a natural decongestant as well as an antihistamine, making it the perfect remedy for colds.

Some studies show that it can even help to inhibit the replication of the herpes simplex virus.

Recent studies show that ginger might also have a role in lowering LDL cholesterol because the spice can help reduce the amount of cholesterol that is absorbed.

It has also been shown in animal trials to help slow or even prevent cancerous tumor growth.

To discover the health benefits of ginger for yourself, simply make a tea by steeping about 5 slices of ginger in hot water.

If you prefer it in your food,

Ginger is excellent in many dish and is perfect when combined with garlic.

Ginger doesn’t only spice up your food it can also help to put some extra spice in your intimate life too; It improves blood flow to your sexual organs, and contains Vitamin C, zinc and magnesium.

HAVE A NICE DAY

HAVE A NICE DAY