A Few Important Things to Add to Daily
Vitamin Intake. .
Alpha Lipoic Acid 250 mg. 1
capsule 2-3x a day with meals
Purpose: Anti oxidant, anti-inflammatory,
anti-aging, improves skin appearance.
Great for injury inflammation reduction & healing take 3-4 a day with acute
Grapeseed Extract 100mg 1capsule
2x a day with food
Purpose: Anti oxidant, Cleanses body, keeps
immune system strong.
Grapefruit seed Extract 125 mg.
1 tablet 1 time day with tood.
Tablets or Capsules
Purpose: Flora control - kills bad bacteria
in intestinal tract. Helps with keeping Probiotic balance in intestines.
(if I happen to eat a high carb, especially sugar
food, I will take and extra one of these with that food. Bad bacteria feeds
on sugars and if this is present with the sugar at the same time the bad
bacteria will eat it up along with the sugar. Grapefruit seed extract helps
kill bad bacteria.)
1 every couple of days or every other day with food.
Brand: Nature's Way
Purpose: Supports lungs, intestines, helps
kidneys cleanse blood...Supports illiacus muscle which is important in lower
back health and hip flexor function...
Acidofolis/ Probiotics 1 every day on empty stomach at
least 2 hours after a meal. Preferably at bedtime.
Enteric Coated Capsules only - this allows them to open only in the
lower intestine and not the stomach.
Buy and Keep refrigerated.(live cultures) Also found in small
amounts in yogurt.
Brand: Renew Life- Ultimate Flora
critical care 50 Billion Cultures per capsule.
Purpose: To maintain healthy bacteria in the intestinal track.
Prevents intestinal virus, improves digestion
and absorption of nutrients. Keeps bowels healthy and regular.
Keeps lungs healthy.
Overall good health.
of these will upset your stomach so not to worry. All good for anti aging and
cleansing the body. Whole Foods carries all of them. They are less pricey at
Simple Food Swaps That
If you think
little changes in your diet and physical activity don't mean a lot, think again.
Those small changes can really add up.
The difference between maintaining your weight and gaining weight, for example,
may be as little as 200 calories a day - one candy bar.
If your weight is stable, but too high, then making choices that save 250
calories a day may result in a weight loss of a half-pound a week. Save 500
calories a day, and you may lose 1 pound per week. Everyone is different, of
course, but big lifestyle changes are often built one change at a time
|If you typically eat...
||Calorie savings per day
|1 bagel-shop bagel
||1 slice of whole-wheat bread
|1 1/4 cup of bran cereal with raisins
||1 1/4 cup of bran flakes topped with 1/4 cup of fresh
|1/2 cup of regular granola in cereal or over yogurt
||1/2 cup of low-fat granola
|1 tbsp. of margarine or butter on a roll or slice of bread
||1 tbsp. of apple butter on a roll or slice of bread
|2 cups of enriched pasta
||2 cups of whole-wheat pasta
|2 cups of enriched pasta
||1 cup of pasta mixed with 1 cup of mixed steamed vegetables
|1 1/2 cup of traditional macaroni and cheese
||1 1/2 cup of cooked macaroni topped with 1/2 cup of tomato
|1 1/2 cup of white rice
||1 1/2 cup of wild rice or other whole grain (e.g., bulgur
wheat or pilaf)
|1 cup of French fries
||1 medium baked potato
|1 cup of French fries
||1 cup of steamed broccoli
|1/4 cup of dip made with regular sour cream
||1/4 cup of dip made with silken tofu
|6 oz. Porterhouse steak
||6 oz. chicken breast
|1 restaurant hamburger (6 - 8 oz.)
||1 veggie burger (toasted)
|6 oz. dark meat chicken
||6 oz. white-meat chicken
|1 tbsp. any oil for cooking
|2 tbsp. regular salad dressing
||2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
|3 medium-sized chocolate-chip cookies
||1 fresh fruit
|2 oz. potato chips
||2 oz. baked tortilla chips
|2 cups corn chips
||2 cups air-popped popcorn
|1 slice cheesecake
||1 slice angel food cake
|1 slice cheesecake
||2 cups sliced mixed fresh fruit
|1 chocolate bar
||1 cup hot cocoa from mix
|1 cup whole milk
||1 cup low-fat soymilk or skim milk
|1 can regular soda
|1 cup screwdriver cocktail (orange juice and vodka)
||4 oz. white wine spritzer (half wine, half club soda)
|1 cup piŮa colada frozen cocktail
||1 cup gin and tonic
Are You Drinking Enough Water?
Make sure you are at least drinking 6 -8 glasses a day for
the sedentary lifestyle.
If you are athletic or ill you need to double that amount.
Drink your water at intervals and not all at once.
Drinking a full 8 oz. at one time is to
much for the body to process and absorb all at once. Sip 3 oz. or so at
10-20 minute intervals
for complete absorption and utilization.
Some key benefits of proper hydration include:
* Wastes and toxins are flushed from the body.
*Oxygen and nutrients move through the bloodstream more
* Appetite is naturally suppressed
* Stored fats are metabolized better, so drink
before and during your workouts.
*Energy levels increase as dehydration is a major cause of
*A more youthful, healthy appearance. A dehydrated
body will provoke the development of
aging, inflammatory compounds.
Avoid being a Night Owl.|
|Exercising just before bedtime may be
asking for trouble. Aerobic exercise -- and exercise in general
-- helps you fall asleep more quickly and sleep longer, but
generally not if you if you work out just before turning in.
Don't be tempted by your gym's late hours if you have to get up
early the next morning; most of us need a few hours to relax and
decompress after a workout before going to sleep, so you might
pay a price the next day.
For professional athletes that must compete at night, a good
relaxer is to take 1,000mg of Calcium
to 500mg. of Magnesium with water at bedtime to relaxed depleted
muscles. Also taking a B complex vitamin during a daytime
meal will help when it comes time to sleep.
Also Bach Flower Essences now has a product called Rescue
Remedy Sleep that works at calming an active mind for ease in
Each and every one of us was born rich. We each have, at our
beck and call, 18 billion brain cells, waiting for us to give them some
direction. The only limitations that exist are those we impose on ourselves.
Otherwise, our brains do not know any limitations. Our minds will believe
whatever we convince them to believe. So, why arenít we living out our dreams?
Whatís stopping us? Most people are not living the lives they truly want to
live because they are not thinking big enough, nor are they focused on exactly
what they want to do. The key to having everything we want lies in expanding our
definition of whatís possible and focusing on what we want. Thatís it! Once
we believe in the possibility of anything and focus in on exactly what we want
to have, exactly what we want to do, then our minds can take us there.
Expand Your Imagination
of What's Possible!
HOW TO ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THINKING;
- ACT -
The best way to eliminate negative thinking is to be an observer of your
thoughts. Listen in to the conversations you have with yourself in your
mind. When you observe a negative, dis-empowering, or unsupportive thought
that makes you feel bad, sad or depressed, immediately change it into a positive
thought, statement or affirmation in your mind or even better say it out loud to
over-ride or cancel it out.
i.e. " I am so fat. No one will
ever love me like this."
New Thought: " I am loveable. There are allot of beautiful things
Next take a positive action to follow through with your new positive thought. Do
something, anything in that positive direction. It will not only make you
feel better, but it will help you to create a new behavior pattern and overtime
train you to have better conversations with yourself.
Action: Make a list of the beautiful things
about yourself. or
Go for a walk by the beach. or
Write down a new diet program. or
Sign up at a gym...
FEEL-Finally, after taking action notice how you feel about your new thoughts.
If they are still negative then Think another positive thought and
take a positive Action again until you are feeling good.
Most unhappy negative people Feel first,
then Think. If we react to life this way we will be
unconsciously creating out of our disturbed emotional state.
When we Think first, Act second, then
Feel we respond
to life with conscious choices and can be in control of our emotions
instead of our emotions controlling us.
Much of the time we won't take any action at
all when we Feel bad. We end up in a Feel, Think, Feel, Think, Feel,
Think cycle, which is called rumination. This emotionally paralyzes us from
taking action and moving forward with our life
choices. If rumination continues long enough ( 10 weeks or more) it may
also make your brain chemistry imbalanced.
Take the following Pledge to overcome negative
thoughts and emotions;
THE MINUTE I HAVE A NEGATIVE THOUGHT, I WILL AUTOMATICALLY THINK A POSITIVE THOUGHT, THEN TAKE
A POSITIVE ACTION. IF STILL I DO NOT FEEL BETTER I WILL REPEAT THIS
UNTIL I DO."
"It is a mistake to
assume that our secret thoughts toward
others do not matter. They matter very much. It is not sufficient
to behave kindly toward people in public. Our secret
manners, that is, our inner attitudes, must be just as kindly.
Otherwise, we pay a painful price. If I think enviously toward
another, I am punished on the spot for that envy. You can't be
envious and happy at the same time. We must do more than act
kindly; we must be kindly."
When we are in the world of the thinking mind, we are somewhere in the
remembered past or the imagined future. We are in a world of thought, memory,
concept, idea, opinion and belief. We are not here now. What we are experiencing
is not the truth and reality of the present moment.
In a very real sense, the past is intruding into our experience of the present
moment, coloring and distorting it. All those limiting beliefs and painful
experiences of the past adversely affect our experience of life.
To awaken simply means to awaken out of the world of the thinking mind into the
world of the present moment. This does not mean that your memory of the past or
your sense of the future disappears. You still participate within the world of
time, but you are no longer identified with or defined by those memories from
the past or imaginings into the future. You come to know yourself as the One who
exists in this moment. You know that only the present moment can fulfill you and
so you choose to live more and more fully in the present moment. The present
moment becomes the very foundation of your life.
As you awaken, your experience of yourself and the world will dramatically
change. Fear, anxiety and conflict disappear as you enter into a world of love,
peace and abundance. You come to know yourself as LOVE. You encounter the living
Presence of God within you and within everything around you. Separation
dissolves as you enter into Oneness.. This is what is meant by enlightenment. It
is what Buddha spoke of. It is what Jesus spoke of. It is what Lao-Tzu and
Krishna spoke of. It is what God promised to Abraham.
Creating balance is to find the middle of two opposites. It means
not having too much or too little of something.
The Buddah once was sitting by a riverbank meditating. He found a
conversation on a traveling boat with a music teacher and his student caught his
attention and made clear the importance for finding balance. He heard the
music teacher say to his student who was learning to play the sitar (guitar type
instrument), " If you keep the strings too loose it will not play, If you make
them too tight they will snap."
The Buddah founded what he called The Middle Way from this passing
conversation. He realized balance is the way to peace and happiness in all
aspects of life.
Where do you need to find balance in your life? Is
it with Work and Play?, Food and Fast?, Exercise and Rest?,
Mind Fast or Mind Feast?, Giving and Receiving? or Loving Others and
WHAT'S NEW IN
A new product called STEVIA ( from the stevia plant), a
healthy no calorie sweetener is on the market and now available in health food
stores. It is an all natural safe alternative to Nutra-Sweet Equal and Sweet and
Low, both which have negative effects on the body. Both of these old no
calories sweeteners are stressful on the liver organ. Studies show that
they cannot be processed by the liver and get stuck in your body and accumulate
over time. We all know the damage that sugar can do to the body. It
compromises immunity, promotes the growth of yeast (Candida), decays tooth
enamel, increases insulin levels, promote brain tumors and is loaded with
Knowing this is true why isn't stevia used instead of these
harmful sugar substitutes? The FDA has banned the use of stevia in food
products in order to protect the pharmaceutical industries who have the patents
on NutriSweet and Aspartme. There is a huge cover up of the information
on the health benefits of Stevia, yet in Japan their FDA has extensively
tested and approved Stevia for over 30 years. In the U.S. stevia can
only be marketed as nutrient.
Stevia herb is unusually sweet, satisfies "sugar
cravings" and has no calories and no undesirable side-effects. It has
been widely used in Japan for years to sweeten diet soft drinks. This
concentrated Stevia extract can be used in place of sugar in any recipe. It
is much sweeter than sugar so only a tiny amount is needed.
Stevia is one of the most beneficial plants on Earth.
What Stevia does both inside the body and on the skin is incredible! Native
to Paraguay, it is a small green plant bearing leaves which have a delicious
and refreshing taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar. Besides the
intensely sweet glycosides for which Stevia is renowned, it is remarkably
- Helps produce vitamins
- Assists and strengthens the
- Helps prevent toxic compounds
- Helps control the formation of
- Prevents overgrowth of Candida
Nutrients found in Stevia
Remember that when you reach for your next dose of
refined sugar, which can throw your blood sugar out of whack and then
suppress your immune system by up to 50%. 5 cups of black or green tea (at
only 4 calories a cup) has the same nutrition benefits as two servings of
fruit and vegetables, and guards against cancer and heart disease.
Anywhere you might use a bit of sugar, try Stevia instead.
Your body requires 5 tastes to maintain
balance of all the organ systems of the body? According to ancient Chinese
medicine the body needs sweet, spicy, salty, sour and bitter. If all
of these 5 tastes are present at every meal the body will feel complete
Did you ever notice how you may crave something sweet after your meal? You
probably missed that sweet taste in that meal. Or maybe you wanted a
coffee after a meal instead in order to feel satisfied. The coffee
represents the bitter taste that is usually present in salad greens or
peppers. The reason for the coffee boom in the country is not just about
people needing caffeine for an energy boost, it is mostly a lack of bitter in
nourishes the stomach and spleen.
Spicy nourishes the lungs and large
Salty nourishes the
kidneys and bladder. ( ***yes, some salt is good.)
Sour nourishes the liver and gallbladder.
Bitter nourishes the heart, small intestine,
thyroid and sex organs.
( the colors are the associated color of
that taste and element.)
The organ systems of the body work
together in harmony. If you over nourish or under-nourish a system of the
body the rest will be thrown out of balance. Have you ever notice how you
want something sweet (stomach/spleen) after over- indulging in something salty
(kidney/bladder) or vice verse? You over nourished one organ system
causing another to become under nourished and your new craving was your body's
attempt to rebalance itself.
This is also why Western Medicine drugs have many side effects. Only the organ
with the main problem is medically treated, thus throwing the other organs out
of whack to cause more ill symptoms. A vicious cycle has been started. Symptoms
begin to jump from one organ to another causing more serious imbalances
So to maintain health and wholeness, keep in mind and in your belly all 5 tastes at every
*** If you eat salt or sodium with a
little bit of oil and a half a cup of water you will
not retain water in your body. The oil and the water allow your kidneys to
process the sodium in a way that it is not retained in the body.
Q & A
Submit your health questions in writing and
Janise will post her answers here.
My lymph system is a little sluggish and retaining water.
So it was suggested that I find someone who does lymphatic massages. Is there
anything else I can do along with massages to help?
Thank you for you help.
Lawrence, KS/ Kansas City, MO
Hello Ms. Meyers,
There are some things you can do on your own to help
remedy the problem.
May I suggest doing saunas 3 times a week ( but no more
than 3 times a week. It can cause a drain in your energy level.) This will
eliminate excess salts and cleanse the body and lymph system. Placing a wet
face cloth on your face so you can breathe moist air while the rest of the
body sweats is recommended to keep your lungs moist with the dry air of winter
Make sure you drink water during your saunas to help flush
out more toxins. Also fresh lemon in water is a good cleanse for the lymph
system and also rids the body of mucus which will also cause the body to hold
onto water, drink on an empty stomach, upon waking...
Also bouncing on a mini trampoline for at least 5 minutes
or more a day will get your lymph system moving. The bouncing causes a
pumping action on the lymph system to move it quicker into the lymph nodes for
Deep diaphragmic breathing also circulates lymph. Inhale
for a count of 2, hold the breath for a count of 8 and Exhale for a count of
4. Do 10 rounds of this breath 2-3 times a day.
Another recommendation for water retention is to avoid all
fluids for a day to force the spleen, in charge of water distribution and also
a part of the Lymph system, to release fluids in order to balance the system
Please check with your doctor before you take measures to
make sure this water retention is lymph related and not another more serious
Good luck, Let me know how these suggestions help.
Did you hear about the dyslexic cow that attained
Instead of saying Moo, he kept saying OOOM , OOOM, OOOM, OOOM.
A priest and a bus driver lived together and one
day they also died together. When they arrive at the pearly gates, St. Peter
allowed the bus driver to go to one of the highest heavens while the priest had
to wait. After some time of waiting the priest asked Peter:" Why
could the bus driver go to the highest heaven and I who all my life spoke about
God have to wait for so long" St. Peter said:" When you were
speaking to the people at your church everybody fell asleep, but when that bus
driver was driving everybody prayed!"
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