Eating for Better Immunity, Part 2

Our relationship with food will influence our health outcomes and quality of life. sunflower and pumpkin seedsWhat we choose to eat day to day, week to week and year to year, can create either radiant good health and well-being or accelerate the aging process and induce preventable diseases.

As discussed in part 1, cooking foods denatures and/or reduces the nutrients contained within. If you havent read part 1 do so now, before continuing. And heat doesn’t just damage vitamins. While the majority of minerals are a bit more resistant to heat than their vitamin counterparts, they can also be destroyed by the cooking process. Fortunately, the following immunity boosting mineral antioxidants are more resistant to heat:

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Eating for Better Immunity, Part 1

Nothing trumps eating well for improving one’s immune system response and overall health. mango-papayaA diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables speeds up the rate at which humans heal, fight off infections like colds and flu, and even decreases one’s risk of becoming ill in the first place. Raw whole foods are loaded with antioxidants – vitamins, minerals and enzymes that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals – and many other nutrients that increase immunity and boost overall good health.

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Fall Asleep Faster and Sleep Better

sleep-comfortBy Dathan Hinrichs

Everyone needs their sleep. Good sleep reduces stress, recharges and repairs your body, makes you more alert, and just makes you feel good. For most people an average of seven to nine hours on sleep is fine, but everyone is different, some need more and some need less. If you are having troubles falling asleep or just getting a good night’s sleep it can have negative effects on your daily life.

There are many things you can do to help yourself fall asleep faster, and stay asleep. Your daily routine makes a big difference in your quality and quantity of sleep.

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Causes of Type 1 Diabetes

By Bill Jones

The elements that cause diabetes type one includes a large number of possibilities, from the environmental to autoimmune. Type one diabetes is often referred to as juvenile diabetes along with IDDM, and is an acronym for ‘Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus,’ simply because the affected individual will have to be treated by means of insulin injections. diabetes-writing

This is the result of injury to most of the beta cells within your pancreas which usually creates insulin. In cases where these cells are destroyed, the pancreas will not be able to manufacture insulin any longer, and as a consequence it is going to have to be given via injections.

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What Is Chelation Therapy?

EDTABy Longevity Medical

Chelation therapy is a method of medicine that is used to remove excess heavy metals from your bloodstream. This mainly refers to the excess mercury that can often exist inside your blood, which can cause harm to your cells, and therefore your body.

Chelation (pronounced kee-lay-shun) therapy is accomplished by intravenously introducing a chelating agent, Ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), which is a synthetic amino acid. EDTA grabs onto the heavy metals and harmful minerals in the blood and allows them to be released in your urine. Sometimes another agent is used intravenously for extreme mercury detoxification, called DMPS. There are also oral chelating agents that are taken in pill form, and is an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of lead poisoning. It is used to remove mercury from the body, combining with the metals in the bloodstream, then the metals and the drug are removed from the body by your kidneys and excreted through your urine.

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The Evils of Caffeine

evil-coffeeBy Nikoletta Ven

Charles Czeisler, a neuroscientist and sleep expert from Harvard Medical School explains: “When the nature of work changed from a schedule built around the sun to an indoor job timed by a clock, humans had to adapt. The widespread use of caffeinated food and drink – in combination with the invention of electric light – allowed people to cope with a work schedule set by the clock, not by daylight or the natural sleep cycle.” In addition, scientific studies have shown that the power boost of caffeine is connected with its interference with adenosine – a chemical in our bodies, which has hypnotic effect and works as a natural sleeping pill. Caffeine actually ceases adenosine and in this way our alertness gets increased and our sleep habits are disrupted. As we all know, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and we pay for this extra wakefulness.

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The Best Foods for a Good Night’s Sleep

SleepingManBy Dr. Isaac Eliaz

What you eat can drastically affect how you sleep, so in order to get a good night’s rest, it is essential to choose foods that calm your mind and body rather than those that stimulate you. Certain types of foods will naturally promote rest and relaxation, particularly those that contain tryptophan – the amino acid that the body uses to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter that slows nerve activity within your brain.
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