Today, Kevin explains why wheat bread isn’t as good for you as you once thought and why doing a mineral detox is so vital to your long-term health. Plus, hair care expert, Anthony Morrocco, stops by to reveal the disturbing truth about the commercial hair care products you use on a regular basis! You’ll never look at your shampoo the same again!
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Today, Kevin reveals the gruesome details behind the government’s secret plan to wipe out the elderly population! Plus, find out why wheat bread isn’t as good for you as you once thought and why doing a mineral detox is so vital to your long-term health.
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‘Tis the season for sunburns! Here are some natural remedies that may help alleviate your pain!
Herbs: Apply cool aloe vera gel liberally to the sun burnt area. If you are badly sun burnt, apply a salve made with St. John`s wort and calendula flowers.
Topical Treatment: Apply a mixture of two parts apple cider vinegar and one part extra virgin olive oil to the affected area. This will help soothe the pain and hasten the healing process.
Homeopathy: Natrum mur. is a useful homeopathic remedy for preventing sunburn, while Urtica Urens and Rhus tox can help speed recovery after sunburn occurs. Calendula lotion applied topically is also helpful.
Juice Therapy: Carrot juice is perfect for a speedy recovery.
Prevention: The best treatment of sunburn is prevention! Click here to buy 100% organic sun screen.
Yours in Health,
April 28th, 2011
By: Kathleen Doheny
Long-term, regular use of vitamin E supplements appears to reduce the risk of chronic obstructive lung disease or COPD in women, according to a new study.
But men may not get the same benefit, according to another study. Both studies were presented this week at the American Thoracic Society international conference in New Orleans.
The risk reduction for women on vitamin E supplements was equal in people who smoked — the primary risk factor for getting COPD — and people who didn’t, says Anne Hermetet Agler, a PhD candidate at Cornell University and lead author of the study involving women.
”We saw a 10% reduction in risk,” she says. The women took 600 IU of vitamin E every other day. Of the effect, she says, “It is limited to just women.”
Vitamin E, an antioxidant, has been looked at as a lung disease preventive because it is thought to protect against free radicals, molecules that damage cells and one of the proposed processes by which lung disease is thought to develop. But previous research has found little or no effects of antioxidants on lung outcomes, Agler says. And other research has found increasing vitamin E may slightly increase lung cancer risk and other ill effects.
More than 16 million Americans have COPD, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, according to the National Lung Health Education Program.
Vitamin E and Women’s COPD Risk
Agler and her co-researchers analyzed data that had already been gathered for the Women’s Health Study. The long-term research effort ended in 2004 and focused on what effects aspirin and vitamin E had in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer in nearly 40,000 women, age 45 and older.
During that study, women were randomly assigned to groups that took either 600 IU of vitamin E every other day, 100 milligrams of aspirin every other day, or placebo. None of the women had COPD at the start of the study.
During the nearly 10-year follow-up, there were 760 new reports of COPD in the vitamin E group and 846 in the placebo group, translating to a 10% risk reduction for the supplement group.
The effect held when Agler considered a number of other factors, including smoking status, age, and multivitamin use.
Even though the vitamin E reduced the overall risk of COPD in both smokers and nonsmokers, the current smokers were more than four times as likely as never smokers to get COPD, the researchers found.
Agler also looked at the effect of vitamin E on new diagnoses of asthma, but found little or no association.
January 7th, 2011
By: Jonathan Benson
The precursors to cardiovascular disease and diabetes include a range of markers collectively known as metabolic syndrome. And researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University have found that maintaining high levels of both vitamin C and vitamin E helps to prevent the onset of metabolic syndrome.
Jean Mayer and her team evaluated 353 Ecuadorian men and women over age 65 from three different low-income communities outside of Quito, Ecuador. Forty percent of the population had metabolic syndrome, primarily due to a very poor diet rich in simple carbohydrates and processed sodium, and low in nutrient-rich whole foods. The authors observed, however, that those with the highest blood levels of vitamins C and E were less likely to have metabolic syndrome.
“After adjusting for age and sex, we observed significant relationships between the metabolic syndrome and two of the micronutrients, vitamins C and E,” explained senior study author Simin Nikbin Meydani, Ph.D., director of the USDA HNRCA and the Nutritional Immunology Laboratory at the USDA HNRCA. “The association suggests that having higher blood levels of vitamin E may protect against the metabolic syndrome.”
Many of the participants also had very low vitamin C levels which was likely due to a limited intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, said the authors. And most of the participants ate lots of starchy, sugary foods like white rice, potatoes and white bread, so their overall nutrient profiles were largely limited.
Researchers also noted a connection between metabolic syndrome and C-reactive proteins (CRP), an inflammatory marker connected to cardiovascular disease. So by boosting healthy antioxidant levels with nutrients like vitamin C, populations can better fend off metabolic syndrome and its resultant diseases.
January 4th, 2011
By: Cindy Jones-Shoeman
Ask most people what they think is their most valuable sense, and a majority will say their sense of sight. While the sense of touch is arguably more important, people who have had the sense of sight all their lives can’t imagine life without it. That said, these people will likely want to know how to best preserve the health of their eyes. Of course, there are things people can do to keep their eyes safe (such as wearing protective goggles in situations that require them), but how can a person’s diet protect and preserve the health of her eyes? How can a person maintain good eye health through his diet?
Foods that Maintain Eye Health
Green tea may benefit eyes, thanks to the Vitamin C and Vitamin E as well as the carotenoids zeaxanthin and lutein. Green tea is also known to be beneficial for the body in general. It’s easy to see that a cup a day could benefit one’s eyes.
Carrots might seem cliche, but there’s a reason why experts recommend carrots for maintaining good eye health. Bite for bite, carrots contain ample amounts of Vitamin A — so much, in fact, that just one carrot a day can help a person meet his daily requirements. Some people prefer to take their carrots as juice, which is also a good way to benefit from the vegetable.
Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant that also aids eye health. According to the American Cancer Society, lycopene is believed to lower the risk of macular degenerative disease, which can cause blindness. Lycopene is concentrated in tomatoes, which makes them a great food choice.
Garlic, often recommended for heart health, is also good for eye health. That’s because garlic contains healthy, reliable amounts of selenium. Like lycopene, selenium can protect the eyes from disease.
Spinach and other dark leafy greens are typically high in Vitamin C and contain other phytonutrients and carotenoids so vital to the health of the eyes as well as other parts of the body. There are few foods like them, and it’s best to include a portion of these foods every day in one’s diet.
Maintaining one’s eye health isn’t too difficult when one looks at the choices of foods available to help one’s eyes. From drinking green tea to eating a spinach salad, it’s easy to envision why feeding the body with eye-friendly vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is so important.
January 4th, 2011
By: John Phillip
Health conscious people understand the importance of a diet that includes all the essential vitamins and minerals to avoid chronic illness as we age. Vitamin E is known to confer many health benefits including support for the heart and brain as well as being an immune system booster. Many are surprised to find out that this critical vitamin exists in many different natural forms, all of which are required for vibrant health. Those who supplement with the most common form of the vitamin in the absence of the full array of tocopherols may be placing their health at risk. A healthy natural diet of leafy greens, nuts, seeds and monounsaturated fats will ensure you receive full benefit from all sources of this misunderstood antioxidant vitamin.
Poor Diet and Basic Synthetic Multi-Vitamin Harmful to Health
There are 2 primary forms of vitamin E known as tocopherols and tocotrienols. Each form consists of 4 mirror isomers (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) that work in synergy to provide disease protection. Much research exists on the benefits of the most prevalent type of vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol, that is isolated for use in most multi-vitamins. Many people eating a processed diet of junk food supplement with a basic synthetic multi-vitamin are unaware they have a vitamin E imbalance that could actually be harmful.
Optimal Antioxidant Action Requires All Forms of Vitamin E
In order to ensure you receive the antioxidant benefit from this powerful vitamin you need to cut all refined foods and sugar from your diet. Include leafy greens, vegetables, monounsaturated fats, fish, nuts and seeds that provide a healthy dose of the full spectrum of vitamin E. Some people will want to supplement when their diet is deficient in natural food options. Choose an organic whole food based vitamin source and be sure the alpha tocopherol being used is natural and not synthetic. The natural form includes the letter `d` at the beginning of the name.
The Vitamin E Family Prevents Heart Disease
In addition to protecting cells from damaging free radicals, the gamma form of vitamin E has shown the capability to reduce damaging levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol that can form arterial plaque. The results of a study published in the Journal of Nutrition demonstrated that gamma tocopherol lowers levels of blood fats known as triglycerides and was shown to inhibit atherogenic lesions. It`s important to note that both the alpha and gamma forms of vitamin E were necessary to produce the benefits seen in this study.
Cancer Risk Reduced with Tocotrienols
Lowered risk of hormone dependent cancer lines, including those affecting the breast and prostate, have been attributed to the full spectrum of vitamin E forms. In a study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, the alpha, gamma and delta forms of vitamin E were shown to halt cancer proliferation by forcing damaged cells to undergo apoptosis or programmed cell death. In this study alpha tocopherol was found ineffective underscoring the importance of the full range of tocotrienols and tocopherols.
Vitamin E is an essential nutrient that is rapidly gaining status as a powerful agent in the fight against heart disease, cancer, dementia and immune health. It`s important to make certain you receive the full complement of tocotrienols and tocopherols that make up this diverse family of antioxidants through natural diet or targeted supplementation.
December 7th, 2010
By: James Schreiber
Healthy eating can reduce not only health care costs, but also the deterioration of the quality of your eyesight for years to come. A 2009 study published in Ophthalmology has revealed that a combination of a low glycemic index diet with nutrients like zinc and lutein can protect your eyes against age related macular degeneration (AMD).
Millions of Americans experience some extent of vision loss that compromises their quality of life. With sight-robbing diseases like AMD being more common than ever before, it is good to learn how to protect our eyes to ensure that they will carry us into old age without even the need to wear glasses or use contact lenses.
How to protect your eyesight naturally
Even you can have a profound influence on the state of your eyesight. Here are a few simple, yet powerful tips worth trying if you want to keep robust vision for years to come:
Antioxidants – Researchers have linked eye friendly antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E and pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene) to reducing the risk of a number of eye diseases such as cataract formation and macular degeneration. Lutein is a particularly potent natural antioxidant capable of protecting the eye against free radical damage. The best sources of these powerful nutrients seem to be green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and kale.
Minerals - Adding certain key minerals to your diet – either through foods or supplements – will help the body absorb the aforementioned antioxidants. It seems reasonable to assume that minerals such as zinc and selenium can strengthen the eye defenses and help save your sight.
Sugar – avoid foods that spike blood sugar levels too quickly. The study published in Ophthalmology suggests that there is a direct correlation between eyesight and sugar. It is best to avoid things like soft drinks, sweets and processed foods containing added sugar.
Give these changes a try and reduce your chances of developing advanced age-related vision loss. There’s no substitute for the quality of life good vision offers. Embarking on a healthy diet plan and adding certain antioxidants to your diet can significantly improve your eye health. It’s not a miracle – simply nutrition.
The holidays are officially upon us and that means stress levels are rising to an all time high! Here are some helpful and essential tips to lower your stress levels and allow you to have a relaxing and more importantly, fun, holiday season!
1. Emphasize an organic, whole foods diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and adequate amounts of essential fatty acid.
2. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day, to avoid dehydration, a common but overlooked cause of stress.
3. Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Skipping breakfast can add to stress levels by making you more tired and irritable.
4. Avoid all sugars, refined carbohydrates, food additives and preservatives, and processed foods, and minimize your intake of alcohol and caffeine throughout the day.
5. Regularly practice relaxation exercises and/or meditation.
6. Exercise at least three times each week, for 30 minutes each session. Gentle aerobic exercises combined with moderate weight training can significantly relieve stress and improve your overall mood. Be sure not to overexert yourself, however, as doing so will only increase your stress levels.
7. Useful nutritional supplements include vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, as well as a complete multivitamin/multimineral formula.
8. Useful herbs for dealing with stress including American ginseng, chamomile, passionflower, and valerian root, all of which can be taken as teas.
9. Bach flowers and other flower essences can help to heal unresolved or inappropriately expressed negative emotions that can cause stress, as well as many other physical health problems.
10. Get adequate amounts of sleep each night and be sure to go to bed at the same time.
11. Set up your daily schedule so that you have plenty of time to deal with your daily tasks and focus on accomplishing those that are the most important first.
12. Become more conscious of your fears and worries and examine them objectively. Doing so can significantly reduce their hold on you.
13. Avoid long periods of isolation. Spend regular quality time with your loved ones. If you live alone, seek out your friends.
14. Find and devote yourself to one or more hobbies that you truly enjoy.
15. And finally, cultivate your sense of humor and laugh more often!
Well, the holiday season is here and you know what that means… travel. If you’re traveling a lot this holiday season to see family, friends or just to relax, you need to take the extra precautions to keep yourself from getting sick.
Here are my suggestions to protect yourself before and after your trip:
Ginger calms nerves, relieves nausea due to motion sickness, is an overall digestive soother, and acts as a gentle decongestant to ease sinus irritation.
Carry at least 2 bottles of pure filtered water to through your flight. Drinking supports the next important tip.
Drinking will make it so you must get out of your seat to use the bathroom, hopefully at least every half hour. Each bathroom trip, stand and stretch, raise up your arms, wiggle your feet, jump up and down. The jumping helps to compensate for the absence of muscular activity in the calves from sitting for extended periods, which severely slows lower limb circulation.
Carry a small spray bottle to mist your face while flying. Misting hydrates the skin, and helps keep nasal passages moistened.
Bring food, such as fresh fruit, raw nuts and seeds, organic food bars or a sandwich made on whole grain bread. Make sure to bring enough food to keep you from eating the salty, fatty, roasted peanuts and cheap preservative-filled pretzels served on flights these days!
Do not drink alcohol
It will dehydrate you, dull your senses, keep you from drinking enough water, as well as leave you prone to infection due to the immune-lowering effects of alcohol.
Most Important: Rest!
Travel well rested. This commonly overlooked aspect of healthy travel sets the stage for a stress cycle that can last your entire trip. Hard as it is to get out the door, be sure to sleep well before you travel.