August 17, 2017 @ 5:07 PM
BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN
Collagen is a strong naturally occurring fibrous protein which occurs in all body organs including bones, skin, ligaments, tendons, cartilage.
With another protein, elastin, collagen adds to the flexibility of the skin, and maintains the health and vitality of connective tissue, reducing wrinkles and aiding normal skin integrity.
Collagen is destroyed by inflammatory processes.
Collagen Promoting Nutrients
Amino acids, from proteins, aid in collagen production. These include proline which is a nonessential amino acid; nonessential amino acids are ones that either the body or other essential amino acids can produce. Foods high in proline include gelatin, eggs, soy, milk, cheese, beef and cabbage. Vitamin C ...
August 9, 2017 @ 3:26 PM
NATURAL SKIN CARE TIPS TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY SKIN
There are some essential yet easy and home made formula that are, in fact, quite inexpensive and yield terrific results.
Life Without Stress
The skin mirrors the inner health of the body and mind – this is beyond any doubt. Long periods of physical and mental stress encourages certain biochemical changes in the body by which the skin ages at a faster rate.
Certain skin problems such as hives, eczema, psoriasis, itching, to name a few, have been found to be exacerbated by stress – either mental or physical.
Hence, the foremost point regarding natural skin care tips is to reduce stress in your life as much...
July 2, 2017 @ 10:21 AM
THE LOWDOWN ON HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Close your eyes and you will see clearly.
Cease to listen and you will hear truth.
Be silent and your heart will sing.
Seek no contacts and you will find union.
Be still and you will move forward on the tide of the spirit.
Be gentle and you will need no strength.
Be patient and you will achieve all things.
Be humble and you will remain entire.
The writer of the above was speaking about being at peace with oneself and the world and how important it is for your heart to be healthy and joyful.
Yet many in the community have health problems and habits that have a direct effect to weaken their heart function.
How many suffer from high blood ...
July 1, 2017 @ 9:06 AM
LEMON JUICE HELPS CLEAN UP HARMFUL CHEMICALS
Most of us know that oranges are a source of vitamin C and so we drink orange juice for breakfast and possibly have more when we have a cold.
But what is the history of the use of citrus fruit for medicine?
In the 16th century Sir James Lancaster introduced the first regular use of lemons and oranges to the sailors on the ships of the East India Company. They were used to help combat scurvy, the major scourge of mariners at that time. The consequences of a lack of vitamin C in the sailor’s diet ie weakness with bleeding gums, loosening of teeth, bad breath and anaemia, was offset by the fruit.
This use of fresh fruits to cure or prevent scurvy was confirmed by others in the 17th and ...
July 1, 2017 @ 8:52 AM
FOOD SENSITIVITIES - WHY DO THEY DEVELOP?
Food intolerances are very common. True allergies are sensitivities to certain substances, which the majority of people find harmless. Allergic reactions involve immunologic reactions between an antigens [the food or nasal irritant or chemical) and an antibody which the body produces.
Many reactions to food do not involve this classic antigen-antibody reaction. Intolerances can affect any organ system of the body. They may include rhinitis, breathing problems, digestive problems, itching skin, hives, eczema, rash, headaches, insomnia, hyperirritability, anxiety, depression, and concentration problems. The number of substances to which people are exposed has gone up dramatically in the...
June 4, 2017 @ 8:31 AM
DIETS TO REDUCE HEART DISEASE AND CANCER
Your diet can drastically alter your chances of getting heart disease and cancer.
The bad news is that the trans-fatty acids in hydrogenated vegetable oil and partially hydrogenated vegetable oil can have major harmful effects.
Bread, biscuits, crackers, chips, candy bars, and many baked goods such as doughnuts have margarine as a common ingredient. Hydrogenated vegetable oils are mainly found in margarine and vegetable shortening.
Many french fries are now cooked in hydrogenated vegetable oils/cottonseed oil. Cottonseed oil compared to other oils, requires less hydrogenation because it is naturally stable. Because of this, it has relatively lower levels of trans fat.
June 1, 2017 @ 8:16 AM
WHAT ABOUT SOY?
There are estrogenically active compounds in many foods including soya beans, corn, linseed, alfalfa, olives, beans and probably plants in the celery family such as fennel, aniseed, coriander, parsley, parsnips & etc.
Asian women have a reduced incidence of symptoms indicative of menopausal imbalance and they also have much soy produce in their diet. There is a fundamental difference in the type of soy that Asian women eat compared with the Western world.
Regular unfermented soy has been linked to all sorts of health issues including digestive problems, immune system compromise, reproductive problems in both men and women, PMS, endometriosis, loss of libido, allergies, ADD and ADHD, ...
May 17, 2017 @ 8:01 AM
PAIN - THE BODY'S WARNING SIGNAL
We often hear people say about others, something along the lines of, ‘ Oh he’s a pain in the neck ‘ or some other part of the body’s anatomy.
These thoughts and their associated feelings do often reproduce themselves as pain in the body.
This may manifest as headaches or contribute to muscle or abdominal pain or other deep-seated ailments.
Although not all pain is completely caused by an emotional component, this is one aspect not to be overlooked in a balanced treatment program.
It is very common to hear complaints of people suffering abdominal pain perhaps after eating; may be associated with bloating; or it may be at no particular time.
May 1, 2017 @ 1:25 AM
HOW WATER HELPS YOUR HEALTH
Did you know that water is one of the most powerful means of affecting the human system in either health or disease?
Our bodies are comprised mainly of water. . plasma is actually up to 93 percent simple water.
Water is an essential constituent of all body fluids and the tissue cells, which benefits the body system in 3 main ways. It keeps blood more fluid, increases its volume and so quickens circulation.
It is the most transient of any element taken into the body excepting air. It has a dissolving action that aids the absorption of nutritive material in the course of digestion, which then go into the blood from where it is carried to various body parts for repair. It purifies the blood so helping ...
May 1, 2017 @ 1:02 AM
What effect does long-term stress have on a person?
Whether the stress is internal, resulting from habitual, emotionally stressful situations, or from external stress such as injury or accident, the body elicits the same response: muscular tension.
Stress is the leading cause of chronic pain. When muscles tighten, vessels constrict, reducing circulation and the available oxygen supply (ischaemia). There is also the buildup of toxic waste materials in the tissues that cause irritation. This combination results in a hypersensitivity of nerve receptors and these incoming signals are interpreted as pain.
We automatically respond to the pain by tensing the muscles. Pain signals also alert the brain that an injury has occurred (even if it hasn...