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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. …

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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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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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Composition Of A Good Nutrient Rich Diet

alkaline-waterBy Michele Tamez

For the human body to function well, it should be fed a good balance of vitamins and nutrients. There are three primary macronutrients which we consume namely protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Without these, our body won’t be able to function properly. Since we cannot synthesize vitamins in sufficient quantities, they must be obtained from dietary sources. We also need several minerals for our body to function smoothly. Calcium and phosphorous, for example, aside from being important in the strengthening and lengthening of your bones are needed by your heart to pump efficiently. Salt, aside from adding flavor to your dishes, contain sodium and chlorine which help in maintaining fluid balance and producing digestive juices, respectively.

Mineral salts are ionic in nature, they help regulate pH levels in our blood and body. Maintenance of proper pH levels is crucial for the proper functioning of the body, a balanced supply of necessary mineral nutrients ensures that natural pH balance is maintained. There are also minerals which you require in lesser amounts of such as iron, iodine and zinc. While only minute levels are required, several ailments will emanate from not being able to meet the recommended dietary allowance overtime. You can get both macrominerals and trace elements from dietary sources. If your diet is deficient is essential nutrients, taking dietary supplements on a regular basis is recommended.
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New Apple Ingredient Discovery Keeps Muscles Strong!

ApplePeelHealthBy Michael Clonts

Natural Component of Apple Peels Found To Help Prevent Muscle Weakening

In search of an effective method to prevent muscle wasting that comes with illness and aging, researchers have located a natural compound that is very promising.

The findings reported in the June issue of Cell Metabolism (a Cell Press publication), identify a natural component of apple peels known as Ursolic Acid as a promising newnutritional therapy for the widespread and debilitating condition that affects nearly everyone at one time or another.

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Winter Care With Ayurveda

winter-skincareBy Chris Clark

Winter is a season in which our skin undergoes so many changes dues some undesirable climatic conditions. Contrary to this belief, Ayurveda suggests this as the best time to enhance the skin as well as immune system.

Here below swami Ramdev have suggested what kind of diet is to being taken to cope up such weather condition.

People with kapha dosha constituents

People with Kapha dosha type have soft as well as radiant skin type. These people have restricted blood circulation in the body. These types of skins tend to get rough and dry during this winter season.

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Holistically Healing Adrenal Fatigue

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Despite the medical controversy surrounding its validity and even its very name, Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is all too real for those who have been affected by it. Dr. James L. Wilson, N.D., PhD., who coined the term “adrenal fatigue” to describe a specific kind of chronic tiredness that results when the adrenal glands no longer function normally, has estimated that 80% of the population will experience it at least once during their lifetime.

The symptoms of adrenal fatigue syndrome include low blood pressure, low blood sugar, greater intolerance to cold, moodiness, anxiety, unexplained aches and pains, recurrent infections and, of course, fatigue. Another symptom of adrenal fatigue, an unusual one that may be overlooked, is high “good” HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.

Most allopathic physicians deny that adrenal fatigue is a real syndrome, much the same way they denied the existence of Fibromyalgia until about twenty years ago (some still do). Others, like Dr. Lena D. Edwards, M.D. and Dr. Thomas G. Guilliams, Ph.D., believe that it is real, but take issue with the name Dr. Wilson gave the syndrome. In their paper, Beyond Adrenal Fatigue: From Anecdotal to Evidence Based Medicine, they stated, “While this term has helped to dispel the notion that only extremes of cortisol production, namely Cushing’s disease or Addison’s disease, are clinically relevant, it does not adequately describe the complexity of the cascade of events involved in the stress response and should be replaced by more appropriate evidence based terminology. ”

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