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In a world with rising rates of chronic disease, it is more important than ever that institutions focused on poor health adopt prevention and wellness models. Equally important is the need for individuals to be proactive when it comes to matters of health. This begins with having a blood test, but more importantly, understanding the results. Making sense of the numbers on your report will give you the ability to improve your health and hopefully steer clear of future medical conditions. When it comes to well-being your blood provides a wealth of reliable information.
Due to lifestyle choices there are an increasing number of men who get less physical exercise, have nutritional deficiencies from poor diets and suffer from hormonal imbalances caused by the use of statin drugs. As a result many men are losing their sex drive and having to turn to Viagra to restore their youthful sexual performance. Alternatively, men who eat well and live a healthy lifestyle, with regular exercise, are able to maintain a normal sex life well into their 70's and 80's without the use of Viagra. If you are experiencing a diminished sex drive and noticing a drop in your physical ability by the time you get in to your 40’s, you may be suffering from serious health problems.
Aside from a lack of physical fitness the use of prescription drugs may be part of the problem. Taking statins, for example, interferes with your body's ability to
This species, Bombyx Mori L., feeds upon the leaves of the mulberry tree. Domestication of the silkworm began 5,000 years ago and was a long kept secret of the Chinese. For thousands of years it was traded in the old world along The Silk Road.
In Asia and the Pacific, silkworms, like many insect species, and their pupae are considered food and will be found in fine cuisine and are considered to be an excellent source of protein. But it is the connoisseurs who delight in the male silk moth, who born from their cocoons have the capacity to copulate with hundreds of female silk moths before tiring.Silk Factory - Silk is made from the Cocoons of Silk Larvae
Within minutes of emerging from their silky cocoons the male silk moth must be separated and collected before it copulates with the females. This process is used to ensure that all the important constituents and hormones are present until hydro alcoholic extraction.
We are well into another New Year and most of us have made the same old resolution to lose weight. You started out with a great exercise routine, made the necessary changes to your diet and began to see results, but before you know it your weight plateaus. What then? You feel like you’ve tried everything but nothing seems to help. Have you considered your metabolism? Sometimes, all you need is a little boost to fire up your metabolism. A slowing metabolism is a simple fact of the aging process and the results are usually weight gain. Making a few adjustments and adding a supplement as part of your weight loss strategy can make all the difference.
Let’s explore some ideas for revving up our metabolism.
In terms of popularity tea comes in second only to water as the most consumed beverage in the world. We drink massive amounts of tea annually for a variety of reasons. One, it is one of the oldest known drinks; discovered by accident in 2737 BC by Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung. Two, it grows all year long and in many different countries including Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania, Taiwan and many more. Three, tea contains compounds that may be good for our health and other ingredients that make us feel good. And Four, there are so many ways to prepare it it’s almost impossible to get tired of drinking it.
Let’s look at the varieties and health benefits of tea.
It is said that up to 50% of people with thyroid disease do not know about their condition. January is National Thyroid Awareness Month and we wanted to bring this much ignored and often misdiagnosed disease to the attention of our readers.
The thyroid plays a vital role in many aspects of our lives. The thyroid gland produces hormones (T3 & T4) that influence almost every cell, tissue and organ throughout the body. Generally, problems associated with thyroid malfunction are cardiovascular, digestive and the nervous system. Among the many functions these hormones regulate are body temperature, heart rate, brain function, energy expenditure, digestion and weight. Think of the thyroid gland as the body’s thermostat that modulates how it burns calories and uses energy. When the thyroid is not operating properly it is making either too much or too little thyroid hormone. Many conditions are simply manifestations of thyroid disease.
Let’s take a look at the two adverse conditions of the thyroid and the effects they have on the body.
A strong immune system begins in the gut. Much of our immune system lives in the digestive tract by way of lymph nodes in the small intestine. This means everything we ingest affects our immunity.
We should avoid foods that cause inflammation in the intestines. When inflammation occurs there is opportunity for viruses and bacteria to penetrate the protective lining of epithelial tissue in the intestines. The cells in this tissue depend on gut bacteria to grow, strengthen and maintain a protective response. Avoid foods that will cause dysbiosis, an imbalance of intestinal bacteria.
Sugar, high simple carbohydrate foods and processed foods feed bad bacteria that will overpower good bacteria. Good bacteria must be supplied with Read More...
On December 21, 2017, specifically 11:48 a.m., the winter solstice occurs. The word solstice is derived from the Latin words “sol” meaning sun and “stit” meaning stopped. On this date and time, the sun will stop its journey to the lowest point in the sky (shortest amount of daylight) and start its journey back to longer days and the summer solstice. While there may be some who like Read More...
We are closing in on a new year, a time when many people embark on resolutions which include changes to lifestyle such as diet and exercise. If you want to perform at your physical best, a nutritionally adequate diet and sufficient hydration are critical. Eating whole foods, reducing or eliminating processed foods, sugar and white flour is also important. Plus you should reject any categories of food you consider inflammatory. In addition to a sound nutritional foundation you may want to consider supplements that will:
This month we say thank you to all United States Military Veterans. Thank you for your service to country and constitution. Thank you for representing all Americans during your service both home and abroad and for protecting the values we pride ourselves on.
Many of our customers, a.k.a. ‘Circle of Friends’ enter the store wearing their proud displays of service through caps, clothing items, patches, car tags, stickers, etc., and we love it!
Military service is by no means easy on the body, mind and soul and some men and women are severely affected by disabilities and/or persistent emotional memories. This mental condition has become described in the medical community as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or (PTSD).
It is defined by a difficulty in adapting to new or changing Read More...
The season of sharing food and spirits with friends and family is upon us. However, for many guests who need to be aware of potential allergens in their food this can be a time of discomfort. Having to decline offers to events or suffer the embarrassment of turning away food during a meal can make one uncomfortable. When extending invitations to celebrate the holiday season, consider asking if there are any dietary restrictions required for your guests. Some allergens to consider are dairy, gluten, nuts, soy, fish and shellfish, with the more common being gluten, soy and dairy.While it may seem a bit daunting to shop and cook for dietary considerations, know that there are solutions for you that will make your guests comfortable during their visit. Gluten sensitivity is the more common concern you will be advised of by most guests. Fortunately, there are many tasty, healthy alternatives to choose from when planning your recipes. Read More...
The human breast is a gland that contains milk ducts, lobes, fatty tissue, and a network of lymphatic vessels. Cancerous tumors can arise in virtually any part of the breast and are most often detected when a woman feels a lump. In general, cancerous lumps are firm, never go away and are usually (though not always) pain-free.
Breast cancer, like cancers in other tissues, begins with changes in the DNA of the breast cell. If DNA is damaged during the replication process, a cell can become Read More...
The liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body.
Too much ‘fun’ at parties, fried foods, animal fats, sugar, caffeine, alcohol and a list of other over indulgences can wreak havoc on your internal organs, most significantly your liver.
The liver removes toxins from the blood, breaks down hormones, synthesizes necessary bio-chemicals from nutrients and produces bile to digest fats. A healthy liver is essential to a healthy body.
Most toxins, or poisons, enter the bloodstream by Read More...
Our bodies are divinely created with an inherent intelligence for recognizing what is food and what is not food; what is nutritious and what is not nutritious. GMO food has the potential for introducing proteins that our systems do not recognize, thereby creating allergens. To understand more about this potential, be sure to see this Ted X video presentation “awakening of a food industry analyst”. Robyn O’Brien tells the story of her personal tipping point when her daughter became ill. Read More...
Functional Foods – What are ‘Functional Foods’ and how can we know if we are getting the most out of the foods we eat?
With the growing concern for living a healthier lifestyle eating is at the forefront of that challenge. We try to watch what we eat and make sure
it falls within certain guidelines;
at least according to the FDA reports or the latest trending diets. But are we getting the whole picture?
Green Foods for Better Health - There are dozens of diets that promise better nutrition and rapid weight loss. But the simplest way to improve your health is to make like Kermit and go green. These twelve green foods are full of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and more for a healthier way of dieting. Read More...
Source: Delicious Living
- Your body teems with electricity, albeit at a very low level. Calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium are your primary electrolytes, meaning that each of these minerals carries an electrical charge that influences how they work and interact with cells.
An electrolyte imbalance or deficiency in these minerals can cause serious health problems, even death. For your heart to beat, calcium sends a charge that contracts your heart muscle, and magnesium sends a charge that relaxes it. When you exercise, you lose electrolytes in sweat, especially potassium and sodium. That’s why smart athletes are quick to replace this loss with electrolyte-containing sports drinks, such as potassium-rich coconut water.
“Sometimes people consume too much of one type of electrolyte, such as calcium or sodium, and not enough of others, such as magnesium and potassium,” says Michael Miles, NMD, of Tucson, Arizona. “It’s important to get enough of the latter through food or supplements.”
Electrolytes have a myriad of other functions, such as maintaining strong bones and the body’s fluid balance. Read More...
Source: Delicious Living
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