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Help Prevent Cancer With Ionized Water

By Wendy Moyer

waterNot many people realize that our bodies are most healthy and effective when it is kept at a specific pH level. To further explain what this means, it is important that you understand that pH scales measure the acidity or alkalinity of a certain environment, such as the interior of the human body.

The food that you eat, the water you drink, and the incidence of pollution and stress in your day to day life have a lot to do with the pH level of your blood. If you consume specific types of foods, you will create an acidic environment within your body, which is far from desirable.

Studies have shown that certain foods cause cancer cells to thrive. Foods such as sugar, milk, red meat, and pork cause your body to create an acidic environment, which is ideal for cancer cells’ survival. Every person on this planet has cancer cells in his or her body, but these cells don’t show up in tests until they are extremely great in number-like a few billion cells.

When a person is healthy and has a strong immune system, the cells will be completely destroyed, unable to create tumors and cause problems. However, if a person is host to an acidic environment, then all of the body’s systems are fighting to re-balance the pH level, including the immune system. This give cancer cells the opportunity to take hold.

But what can you do? It’s virtually impossible to cut out all of the foods that can create an acidic environment in your body where cancer cells can thrive. Don’t worry – there is an answer. That answer is ionized water.

Ionized water is created by the use of a water ionizer, which puts your tap water through an electrolysis process that, simply put, alkalizes your water. By drinking alkaline ionized water, you are helping to balance out your body’s pH level. The alkaline water helps to bring your acidic pH level back to its safe, necessary, more alkaline level.

This alkaline water, while maintaining a desirable pH level in your body, keeps you safe from various diseases (such as cancer) that thrive in acidic environments. If something does happen, and you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, using alkaline water can help to keep the human body strong and healthy.

Those who have cancer may be advised to undergo chemotherapy or radiation, which destroy cancer cells but can also damage healthy cells within the body. Even the immune system can be compromised. By drinking ionized alkaline water, you can ensure that your immune system and body’s cells are able to recover from the damage that radiation can cause. Otherwise, they may be concentrating on balancing the body’s pH level instead.

While ionized water isn’t a miracle worker and won’t keep you living forever, it certainly helps you and your loved ones to live a more fulfilled, healthy life.


About the Author:

Wendy Moyer is an independent journalist. WaterIonizerAuthority(dot)com is a trusted resource that offers extensive information regarding water ionizers — further information can be found on the WaterIonizerAuthority(dot)com website.

Nutrition – Veggies: The Miracle Food

By Tracie Johanson

Vegetables and tomatoesContinuing our series on healthy eating, this seems to be the perfect time to talk about fruits and vegetables and how critical they are to our health.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY:

The sad truth is that we (Americans) are just not eating enough vegetables. The proliferation of pre-packaged foods and heat-and-eat meals has just made it more convenient for us to add pounds, while robbing us of the health benefits of natural vegetables. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult American eats 4.4 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, which is an increase from 3.9 servings a day when the 5 A Day program began in 1991. Children eat 3.4 servings a day, which is an increase from 3.1 servings a day in 1991.

WHERE WE NEED TO BE, AND THE BENEFITS OF GETTING THERE:

The goal is for each of us to eat at least five servings of fruits and veggies every single day. Research has shown that eating 5 A Day reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. Cancer, heart disease and stroke are the three leading causes of death in this country. All three are diet-related due to diets high in fat and too low in fruits and vegetables. People who eat 5 A Day have half the risk of developing cancer as those who eat only 1-2 servings a day. In fact, more than one-third of the 500,000 cancer deaths each year could be prevented by eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

Veggies are an excellent source of vitamins and fiber. Eating fruits and vegetables does more than reduce the risk of cancer:

Research continues to find strong links between increased fruit and vegetable consumption and the decreased risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Convincing evidence proves that fruit and vegetable consumption plays a positive role in the reduced incidence of cataracts, diverticulosis, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchitis, and osteoporosis. Eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily will reduce health risks substantially.

HOW TO EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES:

Americans are 4 times more likely to pick a processed snack, than a fruit or vegetable. In addition, Americans are 10 times as likely to select a carbonated soft drink than 100 percent juice. So how do we get more fruits and veggies into our diets? One answer is to select fruits and vegetables for a snack full of vitamins, nutrients, and good taste. Lose those empty calories! Strategies to reach the goal of 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day also include having fruits and vegetables at every meal.

Another way to make sure we get all the healthy fruits and veggies we need is to find new recipes that we might enjoy.

Some helpful tips to get the health benefits of veggies:

  1. Eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
  2. Eat at least one high-fiber selection a day.
  3. Eat cruciferous (cabbage family) vegetables several times a week.
  4. Enjoy the most colorful fruits and vegetables often.
  5. Eat at least one dark green vegetable daily.

COOKING & EATING TIPS:

“As soon as a fruit or vegetable is harvested or sliced, a process called oxidation begins,” says Holly Brewer, R.D., a dietitian at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. “To fight the damage, the plant’s cells use up their antioxidant stores, leaving less for you to eventually consume.” The fix is to eat fresh produce within a day of purchase, or buy frozen instead. According to a University of Illinois study, fresh green beans retain only 36% of their vitamin C after six days, while frozen green beans keep 77%.

Steam your veggies (or eat them raw) instead of boiling them. When boiled, or microwaved in water, veggies release their nutrients into the cooking water. Steaming them will prevent much of this nutrient loss. Another alternative is to make soups, stews and other dishes in which the cooking liquid is consumed.

Always choose fresh, whole fruits and veggies over canned or frozen – EXCEPT do not “stock up” on fresh fruits and vegetables because they lose their nutrients so quickly.

When it’s not possible or convenient to ‘eat fresh’, go with frozen instead of canned veggies.

Always choose whole fruits & veggies over processed or juiced. For example, a whole apple is much healthier than a glass of apple juice. Too many juices add sugar, and almost all juices eliminate the fiber.

FRUITS & VEGGIES ON A BUDGET:

Sad but true, it is often less expensive to eat junk food than it is to eat healthy. Follow these tips to save money on produce:

  1. Buy fresh fruit in season, when prices can drop drastically. For example, as the holidays draw near we’ll see the price of oranges drop sharply (assuming the hurricanes in Florida didn’t destroy the crop). In previous years, we’ve been able to buy an entire case of fresh oranges for about $10.
  2. Stock up on frozen veggies when they’re on sale. Many grocery stores sell frozen veggies as ‘loss leaders’, which means they sell them below cost just to get us in the door (hoping we’ll also buy more profitable items). It’s not uncommon to see 16 oz. bags of frozen veggies for 33 cents or even less during the week before Thanksgiving. Stock up and save!
  3. Buy what’s on sale. Every single supermarket in the country has some kind of produce on sale each week, so take advantage of the lower price. Take kiwi for example. While the regular price is often 2 for $1, a typical sale will bring the price down to 4 for $1.
  4. Buy in bulk. Even though we don’t want to ‘stock up’ on fresh veggies, how about buying more and splitting it with a friend or family member? For example, a 10 lb. bag of onions is much less expensive per pound than buying single onions.
  5. Grow your own fruits and veggies. Gardening is fun, profitable, healthy and also great exercise. Remember that produce begins to lose nutrients the minute it is cut from the plant, so gardening gives us the healthiest foods available – the picked-to-table time is lower than what we’ll find at the store.
  6. Shop the local growers or processors. We’ve all seen those road-side stands where the local farmers sell their goods out of the back of their truck. Why not take advantage of that? Often, it’s a fresher, healthier product for a much lower price than what we’d normally pay in the grocery store.

THE FINAL ‘BITE’

Hopefully we’ve all learned something about fruits and vegetables, and how eating more of them can benefit our health. This is one of those rare times when it’s okay to eat more.

So get going to the garden or the produce section of the supermarket!


Author Resource:
Tracie Johanson is the founder of Pick Up The Pace, a 30-minute exercise studio for women focusing on fitness, health and nutrition for maximum weight loss. Please visit letspickupthepace (dot)com/ for more information. This website is no longer online.

Everyone Should Think About A Natural Health Way Of Life

By Ferdy Wise

Holistic treatment and nutritionOddly, a lot of people don’t do anything to protect themselves from diseases, until they really are ill! Then they blame all sorts of different factors, such as, having to be in close contact with others who are sick, or having to turn out in adverse weather conditions. Actually, the truth is that if you look after your natural health, you will give your body a better opportunity of staying well, and less likely to succumb to illness. If you go about it the right way your body will be able to meet all your requirements.

Slight disorders are sometimes trying to tell us something, even though there are times when they could be symptomatic of other health problems. Headaches may indicate, that the course we are following, requires us to consider longer or more frequent breaks. The message may be a signal that we are spending an unreasonable time concentrating on visual display units or having no time to relax. Upset stomachs may occur from eating food that doesn’t suit us, or from gulping it down. It is easy to swallow a pill but that is not usually satisfactory. If you really want to look after your present state of health, you will have to begin to interpret what your body is telling you, and seek a remedy.

Bizarrely, some people dismiss complementary medicine as rubbish, or at least something that is not established as being of any value. Eastern forms of medicine are responsible for Acupuncture, Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, and other procedures that are generally accepted in Western countries. You may know that there are reputable insurers, in the United States, who decrease life insurance premiums for those who include transcendental meditation in their lives? Almost everybody accepts that acupuncture eases pain, and it has become evident that some Western medical practitioners, incorporate a form of Eastern therapy in their services.

More than simply being tasty, food is the fuel, for the energy we require to perform effectively, in everything we strive to do. Just as there are lots of nutritious foods to facilitate natural health, there are others that are best left alone. The latter are popular, not least because they are commonly advertised and expedient, but they are no more convenient than healthy foods including oranges, blueberries, or plums, that are far more beneficial and even tastier. You may have noticed that between games of tennis the competitors, who fully aware of the value of proper nutrition, are frequently seen to eat a banana, but never a donut!

Everything we do expends an element of energy, and in this respect food is our fuel source. Since we would not fill our cars with sand, we should not fill ourselves with grease and fat. Also, its not much good having the correct fuel if you do not have the engine tuned, which is why exercise is necessary, to protect our natural health and well-being. So many ways are available to expend energy usefully, and enjoyably; playing squash, badminton or working out in the gym, amongst many others. Clearly a number of calories are used up at work, but for your natural health’s sake decide on something that you enjoy when you have time for yourself.


About the Author:
Ferdy Wise prepares articles on antioxidants, herbal remedies, allergies and vegetarianism. If you require to know about natural health please click on his web site natural health for all which contains advice concerning natural health and beauty, and other matters.

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Cancer: Using Food for Cancer Prevention

By Alex Gwen Thomson
New studies keep investigating the efVegetablesfects of various “anti-cancer” foods and their active compounds. There is no magic pill yet that can combine all those ingredients and allow you to keep eating fatty burgers and rich desserts while avoiding long-term ill effects, such as chronic diseases or cancer. It does greatly depend on the food choices we make day in day out. Having the right overall anti-cancer diet plan can have a large payoff as you get older.According to a the report, “Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention“, published by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research(AICR) about a third of all cancers in the US can be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices.For some cancers, the possible prevention is much higher: 70% of cancers of the endometrium, 45% of colon cancers and 38% of breast cancers are estimated to be preventable through exercise, good nutrition and weight management. In addition to eating the right foods, it is also important to know what not to eat.
Below is a list of the top foods to include in your daily diet and followed by a list of foods that are best avoided.

What to eat on your anti-cancer diet program 

    1. Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables (Cauliflower, Cabbage): contain sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols that inhibit tumor growth
    2. Garlic: this ancient remedy for infections contains sulfur compounds that have been credited with inhibiting cancer. Garlic preparation can have a huge impact on its effectiveness. A research study found that crushed or chopped garlic should stand for 10 min before heating.
    3. Dark Leafy Greens (Romaine, Swiss Chard): great source of carotenoids and folate. The carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that reduce free radicals.
    4. Flaxseed: flaxseed is a rich source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and lignans, a plant-based estrogen. Grind flaxseed immediately before use.
    5. Raspberries and other berries: Raspberries are very rich in ellagic which has been shown to have anti-carcinogenic effects and may help prevent skin, bladder, lung, and breast cancers. Blueberries are very rich in anthocyanosides, very powerful antioxidants beneficial in the prevention of all sorts of cancers.

The above foods are just a selection of very promising anti-cancer foods that nobody should live without. Any anti-cancer diet should be based on a large selection of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts.What not to eat

It would be a shame to eat all the good anti-cancer foods mentioned above and then ruin the effects by eating a large bucket of fried chicken wings followed by a sugar- and fat-laden chocolate shake or cake. There is no clear study that can give a simple list of foods to avoid but the following rules seem to be generally accepted not only to avoid cancer but some of the other chronic diseases that are so common.

    1. Avoid any charred or browned foods that contain large amounts of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE). AGEs are formed when sugar molecules react with fats and proteins when heated. This can be avoided by cooking with water rather than grilling or baking. AGEs have been implicated in accelerated aging and chronic diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer and cancer (acrylamide is a side product).
    2. Added Sugar (white, brown, honey, syrup, etc.)
    3. Excessive protein intake. The rule should be 0.8 g per kg of body weight (see also http://www.longlifenutritioncoach.com/protein.htm). This translates to 47 grams of protein for a 130 lbs person or 55 grams for a 150 lbs person)
    4. Non-organic foods that are likely to be contaminated with pesticides (thin-peel fruits and vegetables: tomatoes, apples, peppers)

The anti-cancer lifestyle plan
Probably one of the best things you can do for your overall health is to keep your weight as low as possible without becoming overweight. Calorie-restriction is still a very new concept but has shown impressive life-extension results in laboratory tests.

Regular exercise will help with weight management and should be part of any healthy lifestyle program. Last but not least, take care of your emotional health by spending time with your family and friends. If you would like help with your anti-cancer diet and nutrition strategy, please consider talking to a Nutrition Coach.


About the Author:
Angela Hubner is the owner of Long Life Nutrition based in San Antonio, Texas and a graduate of the Nutritional Consultant program of the Global College of Natural Medicine. She also holds a Masters degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For more information please visit www.longlifenutritioncoach.com

Green Tea: Metabolic Enhancer, Life Extender, Cancer Eradicator?

Much ado has been made of green tea over the last two decades. It’s been credited with increasing fat loss, preventing cancer and even extending lifespans. BUT is any of this true? According to the research, two of these three claims are. …

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