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Healthy Fats – You bet !

Hi folks,

Hope everyone is enjoying relaxing weekend, for myself, went to the mountations for some hiking and picnicing with family and friends.

As we’ve all either seen or read how Omega 3 fatty acids are healthy for us. Most know that salmon, tuna that are fresh seem to be regarded as top sources. But how about plant sources. You don’t have to be vegetariarn or even vegan to enjoy the plant version of Omega 3s.

Here’s some suggestion that hope you find helpful and please leave your comments and suggestions on your healthy habits.

If you’re looking to increase your intake of Omega-3’s, salmon and fish oil supplements aren’t your only options. While these are great sources for upping those Omega-3 levels, you may be surprised to learn that there are some great plant-based food sources too. You might even find that they’re easier to incorporate into your daily diet.

Seeds and Nuts are the most well-known plant food sources of Omega-3’s. You can use them whole, ground or as oils. They are all fantastic concentrated sources of Omega-3’s, and having them ground or as an oil makes them particularly easy to absorb into your blood stream.

Here are the top 5 most nutritious and easy-to-add options:1

1. Flaxseeds:

omega-3-flax-seeds

You can find flaxseeds whole, ground, and in oil-form. Because whole flax seeds pass through your body undigested, use ground flaxseeds and flax seed oil to get the most nutritional benefit. In order to get your day’s worth, all you need is 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil. Just 1 tablespoon packs 7.2g of Omega-3 fatty acids. Include this in your morning shake, or drizzle it over a salad. You could even try a new dressing recipe using flaxseed oil instead of olive oil. Easy!

2. Chia Seeds:

Chia-Seeds

Just an ounce of chia seeds contains a whopping 4.9g of Omega-3 fats, and chia seed oil contains even more with approximately 19g per tablespoon. Try a chia pudding for breakfast instead of oatmeal, or include 2 tablespoons in your protein shake for extra protein and a good dose of Omega-3s.

3. Hemp Seeds:

Hemp-Seeds

These days, you can find hemp seeds in a variety of forms – hemp seeds, protein power, milk, and oil. Hempseed oil has been reported to contain Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of 4:1 ratio. The daily recommended intake (DRI) of hemp seed oil is 1 to 2 tablespoons, which provides between 8g and 16g of Omega-6 fatty acids and between 3g and 6g of Omega-3 fatty acids. Drizzle the oil on top of a salad, mix the powder into your smoothie, or add the seeds on top of your oatmeal.

4. Walnuts:

Omega-3-Walnuts

Walnuts have been recognized as a great plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids for a while. Probably the most common source, most people just eat them whole. However, you can find walnuts ground and in oil-form as well. All you need is an ounce or so of whole walnuts to get 2.5g of Omega-3 fatty acids. Crush them up and sprinkle them on top of your soup or salad for easy digestion and absorption.

5. Sacha Inchi Nuts:

Sacha_Inchi_Seeds
source: http://www.sachainchioilhealthbenefits.com/

Eaten for 3000 years by inhabitants of the Amazon Rainforest, Sacha Inchi seeds have only recently received attention in the U.S. for their high Omega-3 content. These nuts come from the highlands in Peru and contain 3x more Omega-3 than walnuts. They’re also a great source of protein, fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin E, and are 96% hypoallergenic. You can eat them in their nut-form, or get them as an oil. Throw them on your salad, soup, oatmeal, or shake, or snack on them as is. You can find these delicious and crunchy nuts at Whole Foods, your local health food store, or online.

What’s The Difference Between Plant vs. Animal Sources of Omega-3s?

Omega3--Sources

Omega-3 fatty acids have been getting a lot of attention in the health and wellness world recently due to their anti-inflammatory benefits and protective properties against cancer and cardiovascular disease.2 This is why it’s easier to find both plant- and animal-sources in most grocery stores and natural food markets today.

But plant and animal sources of omega-3 are not created equal. There are some important things to keep in mind about these two sources so you can be sure you’re meeting your needs of this essential fatty acid.

Animal sources of Omega-3 are comprised of EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid), which our bodies can easily absorb and utilize immediately. These fatty acids are found primarily in fish, but are also in grass-fed meat.

Plant sources primarily contain ALA (alpha-linoleic acid), which needs to be converted to DHA and EPA by our bodies before we can use it. The metabolic conversion process can only convert small amounts of ALA into EPA, and even smaller amounts into DHA.3
This means the intake recommendations differ for plant-sources. One study recommends that vegetarians double their intake of ALA, or take an algae-based omega-3 supplement, to ensure they meet their dietary needs.4

This means that, with some careful attention and planning, vegetarians and others who avoid fish in their diet can still get enough ALA to hit their Omega-3 quota and maintain their health.

How Much Omega-3 Should I Get Per Day?

While there is no consensus on the optimal dose of Omega-3s from either marine- or plant-based sources, most omega-3 experts recommend that healthy adults ingest a combined 500mg daily of EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid).5

A typical North American diet provides approximately 50 mg of DHA and 80 mg/day of EPA, for an overall combined DHA/EPA intake per person of about 130-150 mg/day. Clearly, the North American diet is lacking here.6

Ideally, include a variety of sources from both animals and plants every day, and you can rest assured that you’re eating enough Omega-3s.

Vegetarian-Omega-3

Plant foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids have stealthfully moved onto society’s “healthy food” radar. If you want to eat an animal-free diet or just add some plant-based sources, nuts and seeds are a brilliant way to add variety to your diet while also meeting your nutritional needs. Rather than just eat one source, get variety in your diet by eating a few different sources every day. Ideally, choose the most natural form and then mix, grind or pour – enjoy!

Remember folks, enjoy your Omega – 3 fatty acid sources along with a consistent healthy lifestyle.

Here’s to enjoying a Boundryless Life !!

Healthy and Cancer Free !

Hi Folks,

Been traveling while working recently. Wanted to share some health tips have gleaned while chatting with friends.

First to enjoy a health heart ~

Whether you believe high cholesterol contributes to heart disease or not, it’s best to keep your numbers low. It’s also quite beneficial to keep your fiber consumption high to reduce your risk of heart disease. And while we’re on the subject — controlling your weight is a given for protecting your heart.

Good news is — there is one fruit that can help you do all that and more…

Research has revealed that consuming one to one and half avocados a day significantly reduces total cholesterol (TC), “bad” low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and triglycerides (TG) — without impacting “good” high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) — when they are substituted for sources of saturated fat.

Avocados, high in fat and calories, can help you lose weight, improve your diet, reduce your sugar intake and help your cholesterol.“Fresh avocado, as part of a balanced diet, and as a cholesterol-free substitute for solid fats, can help be part of the solution for maintaining normal cholesterol levels,” says Nikki Ford, PhD, Director of Nutrition, Hass Avocado Board. “Beyond their naturally good fats, avocados are also a delicious way to boost fiber (8 percent of DV) and fruit intakes, both of which are under consumed in American diets.”

Avocados can also help boost satiety so you feel fuller longer and possibly eat less.

Eating a half of an avocado with a meal, according to a study of people trying to bring their weight down, can help you feel like you’ve eaten enough and avoid the temptation to stuff yourself with sweets.

The Loma Linda researchers found that folks who eat half of a fresh avocado with their lunch experience a 40 percent decrease in the desire to keep eating after the meal. And the effect persisted five hours later (to a diminished degree). The people in the study also reported feeling 26 percent more satisfied.

But what’s that you’ve heard about avocados causing weight gain? Hogwash. Results from the National Health and Nutrition examination survey has shown that eating an avocado every day does not make people gain weight and is associated with better diet quality, nutrient intake and lower risk of metabolic syndrome.

Further, to be healthy to a “T” as in healthy T cells here is what is currently suggested ~

At an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC ended recently, and a new cancer-killing therapy was a big topic.

Researchers revealed that they had taken human T-cells and engineered them to identify, memorize and attack tumor cells. The therapy didn’t work for everyone and some patients experienced toxic side-reactions and died. However, some of the patients had many other therapies that failed, and some people were in complete remission after 18 months.

It’s great that scientists have used the body’s own natural cancer killing cells in their research. But like many of these therapies, scientists are calling T-cells a “living drug” so they can patent and sell an eventual therapy … which won’t be available to the general public any time soon.

Fortunately, what is available to you are your own T-cells.

They’re not a drug, and they already attack cancer cells. Plus, you can increase their cancer-killing effectiveness starting right now. Here are three natural ways to boost the cancer-killing effectiveness of your T-cells:

1) Start with getting plenty of vitamin D.

The prestigious journal Nature published a study with a stunning discovery: T-cells don’t work very well unless your vitamin D receptors are activated. In other words, T-cells won’t activate without enough vitamin D.

The study also says you can increase your T-cell responsiveness by 750 percent by making sure you have a good amount of vitamin D.

Direct sunshine is best because our bodies make vitamin D from the sun’s rays. If you can’t get some sun every day, it’s best to get at least 3-5,000 IU of D3 daily. You might need as much as 10,000 IU if you’ve been out of the sun for most of this winter already.

2) Add some selenium to your diet, or make sure it’s in your daily multi-nutrient.

Selenium is well-known to be cancer-protective. But studies show it also increases the effectiveness of T-cells, and makes them more powerful.

Fortunately, you don’t need much selenium. You do need more than the RDA, which is only 55 micrograms. It appears that up to but no more than 200 mcg a day is a good target. You should get it from food. A few Brazil nuts will give you all you need. Or you could eat plenty of eggs, fish, and mushrooms.

3) Have you ever heard of Cat’s claw? It’s easier to say than its Latin name, Uncaria Tomentosa.

This plant is native to South America, and its health benefits are so powerful that it’s now being studied to see what it can do against cancer. What they’ve discovered is that cat’s claw cat’s turns on T-cells and unleashes them against many diseases. Like the T-cells in the study, cat’s claw seems to stop cancer from spreading.

You will normally see cat’s claw in supplement form at a 350 mg daily dose, and it’s standardized to contain 8% carboxy alkyl esters, which is the active compound.

Mother nature provides many options to skyrocket your body’s own natural cancer defenses–and more and more people are turning to them. In 2005, 72 million people sought alternative treatments, many like the ones you can read about in Dr. Michael Cutler’s Surviving Cancer manual. Click to learn more.

Here’s to enjoying Living a Boundryless Life !!

 

 

You should be Drinking more !

Enjoying a Healthy Life

Enjoying a Healthy Life

Hey folks,

The title is not really about drinking more alcohol put more healthy beverages.

Here’s today’s Drink for your Health beverage ~

To prepare the drink takes one beetroot, two carrots and an apple.
The infusion of beetroot, carrot and apple eliminate bad cells in the body and slows their growth. It should be consumed three months, and health is currently improving.

You’re going to need:  ​​

Apples

   Apples

Beets

Beets

Carrots

Carrots

One beet

Two carrots

And an apple.

Preparation of beverage: 

Beetroot, carrot and apple cut into slices. With juicer, squeeze juice from beets. Allow to stand for an hour in a glass jar in the fridge. After that, add the squeezed juice of carrots and apples. Consume 30-40 minutes before breakfast.

Important: do not mix all components at once. The first is prepared beet juice, which must sit for a while in the fridge in an open glass vessel. Thus eliminate some harmful substances beetroot, which may cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness. When these substances come into reaction with oxygen – are losing their properties and do not cause side effects.

This miraculous potion is very effective in the following diseases:
– Prevention of development of cancer cells.

– Prevention of diseases of the liver, kidney, pancreas, as well as help in the healing of ulcers.

– Strengthens the immune system, eliminate toxins, and improves bowel movements.

– Eliminates bad breath.

– Reduces menstrual pain.

– Enhances content of erythrocytes in the blood and reduces cholesterol levels.

– Lowers the pressure and normalize the situation of the blood vessels.

– It is useful in hipoterioze – thyroid disease, caused by iodine deficiency in the body.

– Improves complexion and rejuvenating the skin becomes radiant and healthy.

– It is very effective to lose weight.

Here’s a toast to enjoying a Boundrylessly Happy & Healthy Life !!

Healthy Drink

Healthy Drink

Age Youthfully !

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Hi folks,

You may be wondering what the title really means.

Commonly when we hear or even think of aging we think of losing the ability to enjoy life,

that Zest.

Well, it does NOT have to be that way. Of course, you should move daily, you can do yoga, hike, swim, lift weights….the point is ….move it or lose it.

First, here’s some healthy foods that are both delicious AND have anti-aging properties too.

Berries

Who doesn’t love berries? Berries are also super rich in antioxidants, which promote cell health and protect against disease.

Avocado

Avocados are a magnificent source of vitamin E, potassium and antioxidants
Garlic

Bet you didn’t know garlic does way more than ward off vampires and make your breath stink. Garlic actually lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, and is a big immune system booster! It’s also an anti-viral and antibacterial food, and can help reduce the growth and spread of cancer cells. WOW!

Fiber-rich grains

I don’t do gluten, but oats, brown rice and quinoa are excellent sources of fiber, which helps keeps things moving in your bowel. A diet rich in fiber rids the body of yucky and unwanted substances. Whole grains can also lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Leafy greens

Dark greens are loaded with antioxidants and help fight the free radicals in your body that make you age faster than you normally would. Spinach and kale, specifically, protect against the negative effects of UV rays.
Red wine

Believe it or not, one glass of red wine can protect your heart from disease. There’s a wonderful antioxidant in red wine called resveratrol, which can help prevent blood clots. If you’re not a wine drinker, you can get resveratrol in supplement form.

Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and calcium.
Legumes

Beans are chock full of antioxidants and minerals that are vital to your health. They get a bad rap at times for the gas factor, but with they’re well worth it thanks to the fiber and and goodies jammed in these tiny packages. You definitely don’t want to miss out on eating legumes.

So here’s to enjoying a Boundryless Life while Aging Youthfully 😀

Enjoy Holiday Cheer AND be Healthy too !

Healthy Holidays with Healthy Apples

Healthy Holidays with Healthy Apples

Hi again folks,

Just a quick note to share how it IS easy to stay healthy this holiday season, and here’s how….

You’ve heard the saying, “an Apple a day,  keeps the doctor away,” right?
Of course you know I didn’t mean your Apple iPhone or iPad …..Right ?!
Of course !

And this advice has transcended generation after generation as a staple to good health and longevity.

Now, what people didn’t know – and it took researchers a long time to discover – is that apples carry a lot MORE health benefits than once thought.

In a minute, you will discover a new component of apples that has the research community in a buzz over these latest results!

But first, here is a little bit of information that you may not know about your favorite little red, green, or yellow fruit…

Health Benefits of Apples

You know if you want to be healthy, you need a wide variety of nutrients in order to maximize your health.

Nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and countless others are responsible for improving your insides as well as your outside.

Apples – which are a perfect low-calorie snack food, by the way – have been shown to improve health in a number of different ways.

First, one of the main components of apples happens to be water.

Now, water itself helps to keep you hydrated throughout the day – which is important for maintaining normal function in your cells.

Also, when you consume a lot of water – in food or by drinking – it fills up your stomach, which leaves you feeling full instead of hungry.

And this may prevent you from OVEREATING!

Next, apples are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which again are necessary for normal cellular functioning.

Plus, they are good for reducing inflammation (antioxidants), fighting off nasty viruses, and reducing the effects of free radical damage (shown to increase inflammation).

The apple peels also makes them an excellent source of fiber – which also fills you up and helps with normal digestion.

Now, one nutrient found in apples – pectin – is a fat soluble type of fiber that accounts for almost 50 percent of the fiber found in apples.

Pectin has been associated with decreasing fat in your blood (lower cholesterol levels) – therefore giving you heart-health benefits.

However, researchers have found a new nutrient in apples that may increase lean muscle tissue and increase the activity of a special fat in your body!

Apples, Brown Fat, and Weight Loss

For a long time, apples have been a staple in the diets of people looking to lose weight – which is very understandable.

They are low in fat and calories, high in water, and have plenty of fiber – which makes this a perfect fat fighting food.

However, there have been some very exciting findings as of late.

A nutrient found in apples – called ursolic acid – has been making headlines as of late.

Ursolic acid – which is found in the skin of apples – has been shown in some studies to help you burn more calories.

Here are some quick highlights of the study:

They found that ursolic acid – when added to high-fat fed mice – were able to increase lean muscle mass…

Increase BOTH fast and slow muscle fibers…

And, increase grip strength AND exercise capacity!

But, here is where it gets interesting:

Ursolic acid also was shown to increase brown fat stores on the subjects’ bodies!

This may have been responsible for increasing energy expenditure…

Reducing obesity…

Improving glucose tolerance…

And decreasing fat storage in their livers!

The researchers concluded:

 
“These data support a model in which ursolic acid reduces obesity, glucose intolerance, and fatty liver disease by increasing skeletal muscle and brown fat, and suggest ursolic acid as a potential therapeutic approach for obesity and obesity-related illness.”
Eat Apples to Burn More Calories

As you already know, apples are a great addition to any weight loss plan.

Full of water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, apples go a long way to support overall good health.

Now, however, a new nutrient discovered in the peel of apples may provide a new approach to fighting obesity and obesity-related illnesses.

Here’s to a Happy Healthy Holiday Season Everyone !!  🙂

Boost your Holiday Metabolism and Enjoy your Holiday More !

Enjoy a Happy Healthy Holiday AND Eat !!

Enjoy a Happy Healthy Holiday AND Eat !!

Hey Folks,

Recently chatted with friends on ways to keep our metabolism burning those holiday foods while still enjoying the holiday.

Here’s what we came up with…

First…Admit most of us do it…
Over did ourselves with the abundant
carbs, savory sauces, and decadent
desserts we were tempted with over
the season of holiday parties.
It can be really difficult not to give
in to that second serving or slice of
mom’s homemade pie…
Well, even if you did go overboard,
here are some super-simple tips to
trick your metabolism back into
fatburning mode and accelerate
your results.
#1 Hydration 
It is so simple its almost silly—
everyone has heard they should drink
8 glasses of water a day…
Well there’s good reason. According
to experts at the University of Utah,
if you’re not getting enough water
you’re likely burning 2 percent fewer
calories than your body should be
burning at any given time.

For optimal fat burning, make your last glass of
water very cold and drink it just before
bed. This forces your body to “heat
back up” while you sleep, thus burning
even more calories.

#2 Munch on Melon
This simple tip is tasty, inexpensive,
and incredibly easy to follow—eat
watermelon.

It contains arginine, an
amino acid, believed to significantly
decrease body fat, and increase lean
muscle. Make watermelon your
preferred snack as it curbs sugar
cravings, while enhancing metabolic
rate.

And while eating fruit like watermelon
can satisfy your sweet tooth and sugar
cravings, you NEVER want to eat it alone.

Fruit is pure carbohydrate and will spike
your blood sugar too high, making your
body release insulin and go into “fat-storage”
mode.

Always eat fruit with a handful of nuts or
some other natural healthy fat and/or protein
to slow down the blood sugar spike and release
insulin over time.

This will make sure you stay lean while you
eat fruit!

#3 Vitamin D Matters to Muscles 
Most Americans don’t get enough
Vitamin D—up to 80 percent of us are
lacking.

You can obtain most of your
daily D from a 3.5-ounce of wild
salmon. Vitamin D is also in herring,
catfish, trout, mushrooms, and eggs.

During the winter months, it’s especially
important becuase we are not getting
enough sunshine from being outside.

Load up on your Vitamin D to keep your
muscles lean and tone while you keep
your metabolism firing.

#4 Iron = Energy
Not only does iron naturally increase
your energy and metabolism, it
provides the oxygen your muscles
need to blast fat.

Get your iron from
lean meats, shellfish, beans and
dark leafy greens like kale (yum!)
and spinach.

Beware of iron supplements,
as excessive iron can mean trouble
for your heart. Keep it natural by
eating natural foods high in iron for

best results.
#5 Spice it Up!
Spicy foods like red and green chili
contain potent chemical compounds
that can push your metabolism into
high gear.

Capsaicin is what’s
responsible for generating the
fat-burning heat in a process called
thermogenesis.

All you have to do is
“get it started” and eat spicy foods like
habanero, cayenne and jalapeno.
Doing so will accelerate metabolism
for several hours after your meal.

Who says you have to gain those
holidaypounds during this season
of decadence?…

You can enjoy your favorite foods
and still keep your metabolism firing.

Use these simple tips to get your
metabolism back into accelerated
fatloss mode, and be sure to check
in soon for more healthy living tips.
Here’s to enjoying a Boundrylessly Happy Healthy Holiday Season !!
Eat to Enjoy a Healthy Holiday

Eat to Enjoy a Healthy Holiday

Eat to beat Stress ~

Eating to reduce stress to live Happily

Eating to reduce stress to live Happily

 Hi Folks,

Was chatting with my friends the other day after playing  Tai Chi ~ Qigong.
Our discussion was about how this time of the year gets stressful with holiday shopping, busy traffic  on top of the daily stress we may encounter at work or home. What came out of the talk was how can we naturally help our body deal with stress.
This does NOT  have to be you !

This does NOT have to be you !

Well, that lead to our discussing the role of our adrenal glands in handling our body’s stress and adrenal foods.
You see folks, the adrenal glands are small and sit just above the kidneys. These little glands are responsible for your body’s response to stress. They create, release, and regulate hormones—like cortisol and adrenaline—that help you cope with stress.

The adrenal glands evolved to help us deal with danger, life-threatening situations, and times when we need to be quicker, sharper, stronger, and faster. They are a large part of the fight or flight response that prepares muscles to move quickly and violently while shutting down unnecessary bodily functions. Heart and lung actions accelerate, digestion slows, tear and saliva production shuts down, and energy nutrients are released for quick use.

Our modern lifestyle has altered when and how often stress factors affect us. We are not very likely to be hunted by a tiger on our morning commute, wrestle a rival for dominance during a board meeting, or chase down a mammoth for lunch. But this doesn’t mean that the adrenal glands are less active.

Our bodies were designed to deal with short bursts of stress like those described above. Unfortunately, we’ve modernized stress, making it more constant, and the body has a hard time distinguishing between life-threatening stress and any other kind of stress. The frustration of traffic during our commute, the presentation during the board meeting, the short lunch where we rush to down something, the responsibilities, the financial strains, and the deadlines all pile up and your body acts like it is in imminent danger, no matter the source of stress or whether it is physical or emotional.

Modern stress is not the short and occasional thing our bodies are prepared for. It is frequent, prolonged, and often very intense. This overstimulates the adrenal glands, leaving them unable to meet our needs and resulting in adrenal fatigue. Adding to the stresses of our lives are infections, trauma, poor diet, anxiety, depression, and prescription drugs. These all can make it harder for your adrenal glands to keep up. So what are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

  • Fatigue, even after adequate sleep
  • Craving salty and sweet foods
  • Unexplained pain in back or neck
  • Inability to handle stress
  • Low stamina
  • Difficulty waking
  • Normal energy levels arriving in the evening
  • Impaired immune system
  • Consistently low blood pressure
  • Blood pressure drops initially when standing
  • Foggy feeling, impaired memory, difficulty focusing
  • Sensitivity to cold

There are many more symptoms, but these are the more commonly recognized. You can easily test yourself for adrenal fatigue by checking your blood pressure while lying down and then immediately upon standing. If it drops by quite a few points, your adrenal glands may be struggling. Here are a few things that can help.

Reduce Stress – Take some time and let some of your stress go. Breathing exercises help and so does yoga, meditation, or tai chi.

Sleep – Get enough sleep each night and take a few naps during the day when you can. This will let your body recover, catch up, and rebuild stores.

Avoid Sugar – Refined sugar and processed foods make adrenal fatigue worse as they cause sugar spikes that burn through cortisol.

Good Fats – Most hormones are composed of good fats that your body needs. Avoid saturated fats and trans fats, but eat healthy fats like those found in seeds, nuts, and avocados. Chia seeds are a great option.

Potassium Rich Foods – The adrenal glands produce aldosterone, which helps control mineral balance in the body. Potassium and salt levels can get imbalanced if the adrenal glands aren’t doing well. Go for seaweed and sea vegetables, sunflower seeds, almonds, parsley, avocado, garlic, and brazil nuts.

Light on Fruit – Fruits contain a lot of natural sugars that can still cause some bumps in blood sugar levels. Stick with fruits that aren’t super sugary and that contain a good amount of fiber and water to balance things out. Think papaya, mango, plums, pears, kiwi, apples, cherries, and a small amount of grapes.

Calcium, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C – Vegetables and dark greens are a great source for some of the vitamins that will help your body heal, recover, and get back to normal. Carrots, broccoli, kale, parsley, oranges, turnip greens, and asparagus are a good place to get all three of these.

Magnesium – Magnesium is used in thousands of processes within the body and plays a part in the formation and function of hundreds of enzymes. Magnesium is important to muscles, sleep, and controlling the release of stress hormones. Magnesium is found in sunflower seeds, nuts, brown rice, wild rice, lentils, and peaches.

Sea Salt – Many people suffering from adrenal fatigue also crave salt. Our modern diet contains way too much sodium. It is a good idea to avoid high sodium foods, but give yourself the salt your body needs to re-balance fluids. Choose a good natural sea salt with minerals and add it to your food as needed.

Protein – You need healthy protein to rebuild enzymes. Lean more toward plant-based protein sources and maybe some deep sea fish, but avoid animal protein as it can put more stress on your adrenal glands and kidneys. Go for seeds, nuts, whole grains, hemp seeds, chia seeds, avocado, legumes, and lentils.

Whole Grains – Avoid processed grains and anything made with sugar and white flour. Stick with complex carbs that are paired with fiber. This will release energy slowly all day, so your stamina stays up and you get less tired. Whole grains, brown rice, wild rice, barley, oats, and quinoa are a good source of good carbs.

So here’s to nourishing our bodies to handle daily stress and live Boundryless Lives !!

Enjoy Adrenal foods to reduce stress and increase enjoying loving life

Enjoy Adrenal foods to reduce stress and increase enjoying loving life

Did you have your Lemon today ?

Refreshing Lemon water ~ Easy Health in a Glass !

Refreshing Lemon water ~ Easy Health in a Glass !

 

Hi Folks,

Hope all of you are healthy and enjoying your week.

Today want to share a daily habit my friends and I agree to be one of the easiest health tips to do.

That is drink some lemon water first thing in the morning, and then throughout the day.

As they say …

“When life gives you a lemon…

Squeeze it, mix it with six ounces of distilled water and drink twice daily.”  😉
The value of eating lemons is reported by Jethro Kloss in his book Back to Eden:

Back To Eden by Jethro Kloss

Back To Eden by Jethro Kloss

“The medicinal value of the lemon is as follows: It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also anti-scorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”
Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently thus controlling constipation and diarrhea.
On page 659 of Back to Eden, Mr. Kloss points out that, “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child. We find that the lemon contains certain elements which will go to build up a healthy system and keep that system healthy and well. As a food, we find, owing to its potassium content, it will nourish the brain and nerve cells. Its calcium builds up the bony structure and makes healthy teeth.
“Its magnesium, in conjunction with calcium, has an important part to play in the formation of albumen in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4. Lemons are useful in treating asthma, biliousness, colds, coughs, sore throat, diphtheria, la grippe [flu or influenza], heartburn, liver complaint[s], scurvy, fevers and rheumatism.”
Since many people today suffer from what they used to call biliousness, it is important to edify our readers to the definition. Biliousness – 1. A symptom of a disorder of the liver causing constipation, headache, loss of appetite and vomiting of bile. 2. excess of bile; a bilious fever.
Why the lemon works so well can be found on page 19 of A.F. Beddoe’s book “Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition,” he states that: “Man does not live off the food he eats but off of the energy that is produced from the food he eats.” The energy you get from your food comes from the atoms and molecules of energy in your food. A reaction takes place as cationic food enters the digestive tract and encounters anionic digestive enzymes.
To explain further, an ion is part of a molecule con-atom or a group of atoms that carry an electrical charge. Ions which carry negative charges are “anions.” Lemons are considered to be anionic, having more anions (negatively charged ions) of energy as compared to cations (positively charged ions) in their atomic structure. Saliva, hydrochloric acid, bile and the stomach’s other digestive juices are also anionic. Lemon is one of the only foods on the planet that has more anions than cations in its atomic structure.
When considering the electromagnetic properties of food Dr. Beddoe points out that all foods are considered cationic with the exception of fresh, raw lemon juice. Some have suggested that the reason fresh lemon juice is similar to digestive enzymes is due to the low amount of sulfur in lemons. It should be noted that pasteurized and packaged lemon juice is cationic and, therefore,
ineffective as a health remedy.
Who Can Benefit From Lemon Water?
Dr. Beddoe continues on page 194: “Lemon water is used in every person that can tolerate it. That is, if there is no allergy to lemon (a very few have a true allergy to lemon) and no active ulcers, then all adults and most children should use the lemon water. The purpose of the lemon is to:
a) provide a natural strengthening agent to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute.
b) The liver can make more enzymes out of fresh lemon juice than any other food element.
c) The lemon helps fix oxygen and calciums in the liver because it regulates blood carbohydrate
levels which affect the blood oxygen levels.”
In the above book, Dr. Beddoe also cites an article by Dr. Michael Lesser on the medical promise of citric acid in “Anabolism, Journal of Preventive Medicine.” He uses this article to validate the value of using fresh lemon juice daily: “It appears that citric acid, the major carrier of biochemicals in the body’s energy system, shows important promise, primarily because of its excellent
properties as a chelator. Its ability to form soluble complexes with calcium offers major promise in the successful treatment of pancreatic stones and has also been employed to dissolve kidney stones. Since calcium deposits are of major significance in the much greater problem of hardening of the arteries, citric acid may possibly contribute to a safe and effective reversal of this
widespread degenerative disease.”
Even though medical doctors are not currently employing lemon juice in the treatment of the above conditions, this article substantiates the fact that one of the benefits of fresh lemon water is the way the citric acid is able to act upon the body’s systems differently than any other food.
Lemon Remedies Published by Jethro Kloss in Back to Eden
* For sore throat, dilute lemon juice with water and gargle frequently. Dilute one-half lemon juice
with one-half water. It is even better to use straight lemon juice.
* A slice of lemon bound over a corn overnight will greatly relieve the pain.
* A slice of lemon bound over a felon [pus formation on a finger joint] will not fail to bring the pus
to the surface where it can be easily removed.
* To relieve asthma, take a tablespoon of lemon juice one hour before each meal.
* For liver complaints, the juice of the lemon should be taken in a glass of hot water one hour
before breakfast every morning. * To break up la grippe [flu or influenza], drink a large glass of hot water with the juice of a lemon
added, while at the same time have the feet in a deep bucket or other vessel of water with mustard added to it. The water should be deep enough to where it comes nearly up to the knees. Keep adding hot water to the patient’s tolerance and until the patient begins to perspire freely (about 20-30 minutes). Be sure there is no draft on the person while this is done. The patient should be near a bed so he can get in it easily and avoid any danger of getting chilled. If convenient, a full hot bathtub would be good in place of the foot-bath. The lemon water should be taken every hour until the patient feels that all the symptoms of the cold are gone.
* A teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water relieves heartburn.
* For rheumatism, one or two ounces of lemon juice diluted in water should be taken three times
a day: one hour before meals and at bedtime.
* In cases of hemorrhage, lemon juice diluted in water and taken as cold as possible will stop it.
* Scurvy is treated by giving one to two ounces of lemon juice diluted with water every two to four
hours.
* In excessive menstruation the juice of three to four lemons a day will help check it. Best to take the juice of one lemon at a time in a glass of cold water. Mr. Kloss explains how lemon juice can even help someone with stomach ulcers: “How can one with an inflamed or ulcerated stomach partake in the juice? Would not a strong acid like that of the lemon act as an irritant? That would depend on how it was taken. If in quantity, yes. But to take it very weak at first [diluted sufficiently in water], it will cease to burn. The sufferer afflicted with ulcerated stomach has to use great perseverance to affect a cure, and it can be cured if care and patience is used. The gastric juice in the stomach is four times as strong as lemon juice.”
In these cases, take one to two tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel before the lemon water. Taking 500 mg. of Bromelin has also proven to be helpful.

Buying a sweet lemon

Some lemons are more sweet than others. A rule of thumb for selecting a lemon that is both sweet and high in mineral content, is to pick one that has a high specific gravity measurement and is heavy for its size. By comparing equal-sized fruit, the one with the greatest weight will have the most mineral content and sugar. A thick skinned lemon will not be as heavy as a thin skinned

lemon and will not have the desired sweetness or mineral content. To ensure you buy sweet lemons, look at the stem end of the lemon. There are two ends on the lemon. One end has a point where the blossom started to grow; the other end has a stem or a
dimple where the stem used to be located. On the stem end of a highly mineralized, sweet lemon, you will see little lines radiating out of the stem like sunbeams. These little lines can look like a star shaped structure and is called a calyx. The calyx may have three, four, five or more points to the star. The greater the number of points on the calyx, the higher the mineral content of the lemon.

How much lemon to use
If you are in good health and weigh less than 150 pounds, squeeze the juice of one half a lemon (one ounce) into a glass of purified water and drink this mixture twice a day (one whole lemon a day.) If you weigh over 150 pounds, squeeze the juice out of an entire lemon (two ounces) into a glass of purified water and drink this mixture twice a day (two whole lemons a day.) The lemon juice can be diluted more according to taste. To help your body get the energy from the food you are eating, drink lemon water regularly. Next
to drinking plain purified water, drinking lemon water daily is the most important thing you can do for your health.

Another way I enjoy lemon water is with some fresh mint leaves from my garden ~ so refreshing !  😉

Hope you benefit from this simple yet wonderful easy to follow health tip folks to live a Boundryless Life !  🙂

Enjoy that Lemon water for happy health

Destress to Deage ~

Relax into Qigong

Relax into Qigong

Hi Folks,

Recently was chatting with some friends after our workout in the park.

The discussion got around to how we’ve noticed stress can really affect health, especially how we age.

Here’s some of our conversation and appreciate your thoughts on this topic too ~

We intuitively know that stress is harmful. Recently, however, science has proven this to be factual. An overdose of stress can harm us down to our genetic makeup.

It seems to me there are many people, mostly men who are annoyed by the suffering and have lost their lust for living. But this man was different, you can tell by his eyes. He had patience and he took up my advice—of asking him to learn and practice Qi Gong in a regular class provided by a nearby friend. He practiced it as much as he could with his limited body but unlimited enthusiasm. With all his strength, he stood up in front of me from his wheel chair with assistance from his friend who had joined him. Enthusiastically, he proceeded quickly to try to lift his left arm. It jerked then moved upward as if an old compressed bed frame spring has been let loose. There were cheers from around the group, but I did not seem to notice. I was just staring at the pearls of tears streaming down his eyes. I knew they were tears of joy.

Just a little science to better understand this ..,
The cells in our bodies are continually replicating to replace old or worn-out cells. Our genetic material is stored within chromosomes in each cell, and when the cell replicates, these chromosomes make copies of themselves. In the early 1980’s, scientists discovered telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, and telomerase the enzyme that rebuilds these caps as they wear down. If you were to envision a chromosome as a shoelace, the ends of the shoelace that keep it from fraying would be telomeres, also keeping the chromosome intact. These protective caps and the enzymes that restore them protect the genetic material within the chromosome from mutation during cell replication. This is fundamental to optimum wellness and healthy aging.

Further study found that people under stress had shorter telomeres and less telomerase, implying increased chance of genetic mutations, disease, and accelerated aging.

Stress clearly wreaks havoc on telomerase and therefore the body, but we don’t have to surrender to it.

Our group agreed all of us can make changes for the better in our thought processes as well as our lifestyle:

Sleep: Give yourself time to restore.
Eat Well: Stay nourished to cope with life head on.
Talk Through It: When the stress is traumatizing, consider the guidance of a licensed therapist or experienced counselor.
Exercise: Get the blood pumping to detoxify your mind and body.
Get Acupuncture: Numerous research studies indicate that acupuncture reduces stress through the release of endorphins and the decrease of neuropeptide Y (NPY), shown to be elevated in those with chronic stress and thought to contribute to the physiological stress response.
Meditate: This ancient practice stands the test of time. It allows you to align your breath, body and mind to bring you into a peaceful state.

Most important of all ~ Find something you enjoy doing ~ Do it with friends ~ Relax and Truly Enjoy Living ~

Here’s to living a Boundryless life !!

Everyone can Meditate ~ Sit ~ Breathe ~ Relax ~

Everyone can Meditate ~                    Sit ~ Breathe ~ Relax ~

Make 300 Calories Disappear Every Day ~ Really !

Enjoy a Healthy Body and Mind ~

Enjoy a Healthy Body and Mind ~

Hey Folks,

Was visiting with friends and we got to chatting on some cool ways to burn 30o calories.

Here’s the results of our chat (hope you enjoy and post your ideas too !  😉

Here’s a common myth…

When you want to lose a lot of weight, you should cut
calories for long periods of time, right?

WRONG.

Cutting calories magnifies nutrient deficiencies in
your body. This results in severe cravings as your
brain sends emergency “low nutrient signals” to your
stomach to eat more food.

Problem is, most people end up eating more “nutrient-dead
food” which causes cravings to completely spiral out of
control. (If you feel hungry all the time, now you know why.)

To make matters worse, after about a week of dieting,
your body is genetically programmed to fight back by
lowering the hormones responsible for keeping your
metabolism humming along (like the calorie-burning
thyroid hormones). At the same time, it will increase
the “hunger hormone” leptin. (Double whammy.)

As a result, your weight loss will come to a screeching
halt, lickity split.

At this point, to keep burning fat you’ll be forced
to reduce your calories even lower, and/or do MORE
exercise. (Not a fun problem to have… I’ve been
there.)

So what’s the solution? One of my favorite sneaky
tricks I call “The Thermal Burn Technique.”

You see, you really can fix your broken, calorie-burning
furnace, reverse nutrient deficiencies (that cause
cravings), and lose stomach fat all at the same
time by simply eating the right kinds of food.

Make no mistake, calories from different types of food
act very differently once inside your body. Some
of them ignite what I call “Thermal Burn” and others
are plain “Thermal Duds.” (For some reason, now I’m
thinking of “Milk Duds” chocolate candies. As Homer
Simpson would say, “Mmm…Duds.”)

Anyway, let’s start with fun ol’ fats.

FATS

Quality sources of good fats include oils such as flax,
olive, and coconut along with avocados and nuts like
walnuts, almonds and pistachios. Of course, we
can’t forget about seafood sources like wild salmon
and tuna, just to name a few.

Sure, fat is “fabulous” (did I really just say that?),
but here’s the rub: your metabolic rate (or metabolism)
will only increase by approximately 5% in
response to eating fats.

Oh friggin’ boy, right?

This means that for every 1,000 calories of fat you eat,
your body will burn only 50 of its own calories to digest
and process the fat you just consumed. No
big deal, right? (But remember, good fats help to “melt”
body fat in other ways, so don’t discount their importance.)

Carbs

Carbohydrates often get a bad rap, but the key is to eat
the right carbohydrates. Yes, as I’m sure you’re aware:
there are right and wrong carbs. Most simple carbs are
the wrong carbs—in fact, they are one of the top “obesity
additives” out there.

They tend to be highly processed and stripped of their
nutrients. Examples of foods that contain wrong carbohydrates
include soft drinks, candy bars, ice cream, donuts, cereals,
processed corn byproducts (HFCS), and processed “white foods”
like breads, pastas, and rice.

Remember, white foods are like white glue that keeps
your belly fat locked in place.

Instead, stick to natural carb choices such as fruits,
vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.

Now let’s get to the brass tacks…

When you eat carbohydrates, your metabolic rate will
increase by up to 10% (less for refined carbs like sugar
that are easily digested, more for high-fiber choices).
This means your body uses 100 calories to digest and
assimilate 1,000 calories of carbs.

Is it getting hotter in here or what?

PROTEINS

Protein has the highest Thermal-Burn of all foods,
increasing your metabolism by up to a whopping 20-30%.
POW! (That just happened…)

You see, protein is a very complex nutrient, so for
every 1,000 calories of protein you eat, your body will
use up to 300 calories to digest and process this
macro-nutrient.

This means you’re only netting about 700 calories for
every 1,000 calories you eat of protein.

So, you’re getting 300 “free calories.” (They’re gone… just
like magic.)

Protein also helps to build muscle (along with exercise),
and for every pound of muscle you add, you will burn
approximately 50 extra calories per day. Five
pounds will burn 250 calories per day. You get the picture.

Pretty cool, huh?

And here’s something even cooler… the “Thermal Burn”
of some natural foods is so high that they don’t even
register on the caloric scale.

Now, to back track a bit; I’m not suggesting that you
eat ONLY protein in an attempt to increase your metabolism.
(Cluck, cluck… another chicken breast anyone?)

No, not at all.

But what I am saying is that eating specific “Thermal-Burn
Meals” that combine precise amounts of protein, slow-absorbing
carbs, and a dollop of good fat, (love that word…dollop), will
help boost your mangled metabolism, crush cravings brought on
by nutrient deficiencies, and slash unattractive stomach fat.

The bottom line is that you’ll be able to eat MORE delicious
food, but with a lower calorie impact. More bang for your buck.
And I don’t know about you, but I LOVE eating, so this is
a very exciting way accelerate your results.

Here’s to living Boundrylessly within a healthy body and mind too !!

Enjoy Life !

Enjoy Life !