Natural Health Bargains

There is a chain of high-end health food stores in the United States called Whole Foods. It is a great place to visit if you’re interested in gourmet food, all-natural personal care and the most trendy supplements known to mankind.

But it is not cheap. Some people even joke that Whole Foods should be renamed Whole Paycheck, because that’s often what you end up spending there. This can be quite daunting for those interested in the natural life, but can not afford to shop this way. If you’ve ever felt that way, please note that the vast majority of holistic lifestyle choices are not high cost. The trick is finding creative ways to derive the same benefits that normally come with a hefty price tag.

The next time you’re shopping in the dairy isle of your local health food store or market, you will see a new product by the name Danone Shape Lasting Satisfaction. Two new studies published in the Journal of Food Quality and Preference treat the effects of these cultured tested on appetite levels in a total of 135 healthy women. The women were provided with this special yogurt that added protein (8 grams per serving) and fiber (2.6-2.9 grams per serving) or a conventional yogurt contains as mid-morning snack. The questionnaires were used as a means to determine the subjective score for “the desire to eat”, fullness, hunger, and “future consumption”. The researchers also exactly how much the participants ate a meal for 2 hours after the respective controlled snacks. The women’s “super yogurt” reported feeling a reduction in appetite (-16%). This feeling in an average 274 calorie reduction in your next meal.

You can certainly try this new product to see if it helps promote the saturation. However, if you’re on a tight budget, you may very well derive similar benefits simply by spiking some regular yogurt with a good source of fiber such as ground flax seeds or grated coconut and a natural protein powder. You probably improve the results in the aforementioned study with unsweetened yogurt and adding a small amount of xylitol-sweetened cocoa powder or canned fruit for flavor. Make sure that yogurt “live cultures” contains select. The combination of higher fiber carbohydrate and low protein + probiotics has been shown to improve: a) hunger hormone levels (ghrelin and CCK) – b) feelings of “satisfaction and pleasantness” and c) “Regulation of tissue-free fatty acid composition and recording, storage and oxidation” – all to promote a healthier body mass index.

Everyone wants a fresh breath and healthy smile. Even your cardiovascular system desired. I’m serious about it! Poor gum health is always associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Luckily an old ally of the cardiovascular system can now promote healthier gums. A new report in the journal Nutrition found a link between low levels of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, and periodontal disease in a 5-year study with 55 seniors. The men and women with the lowest intake of fish oil showed a 1.5 times greater risk of “periodontitis events” than those with the highest omega-3 intake. Previous studies in animal models and humans suggest that the fatty acids in fish oil can reduce inflammation and regional bone loss that is associated with declining oral health. From a cost and health perspective, purified fish oil is one of the wisest health investments most people make when gingivitis is a prevalent health condition among people of all ages. (5,6,7,8,9)

The 12-Step Process Alcohol abstinenceSource: BMC Psychiatry 2009, 9:76 (a)

A poor economic outlook and high unemployment are often fertile ground for addiction and depression. This is a time when more people than ever proper medical care and supervision need, but can afford it the least. Therefore it is important to remember and remind others that free and low cost resources. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and 12-step groups is an option. A new analysis by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine showed that a part of the reason for the success of documented AAs is probably due to a “relief of depression.” This observation is based on interviews of 1,706 AA members in the course of 15 months. Those who attended more sessions reported less drinking and fewer signs of depression. The study concluded that “AA seems to lead both to improve alcohol and mental and emotional well-being which in turn, further abstinence and recovery-related change to strengthen.” Another recent study indicates that alcoholics who regularly participate in AA can reduce impulsive behavior, which often result in a “legal problems”. One of the most striking observations that are continuously made in examining the issue of AA and alcohol rehabilitation is that “abstinence is a continuous process where the alcohol-dependent free themselves from the addiction gradually.”

When I write today’s column I was reminded of a lesson I learned during my scenario days. Sometimes the best way to creativity in a writer to encourage the setting of boundaries. If you tell someone that they make a movie with only five characters that takes place in a one-block radius, they are forced to be more creative than when you allow them to write about what they want. Restrictions often require more creative solutions to your obstacles. In writing and in health, this will generally require spending more effort. But the end result may be more fruitful and satisfying. The proof can be found by visiting the 12-step programs in the richer parts of the city – which I did. Many people with significant resources constantly to attend meetings for free instead of seeing a psychiatrist $ 500 an hour, because it’s worth – in the human, not financially.

Be good!

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Garcinia Cambogia Extract – there ARE side effects

surprised-girl-garcinia-has-side-effectsWhen taken in very large quantities, garcinia may have mild side effects such as nausea, headaches, and some laxative effects.However, these instances are very rare, and occurr only when the amount taken is way above the recommended dose.There have been several studies to test Pure Garcinia and there were never any side effects reported during testing with controlled quantities and quality products

It DOES help with weight loss

This is the hottest weight loss supplement on the market right now.
Dr. Oz says Cambogia is:

The newest, fastest, fat buster

Blocks fat and hunger

If you’re familiar with Dr Oz, you might know he also likes Green Coffee Bean Extract , and Raspberry Ketones for their fat burning capabilities. He also likes African Mango for hunger suppression. So, if he recommends all these products, many people wonder,

What is so special about Garcinia Cambogia?

There are many benefits with Garcinia Cambogia, but we don’t believe it is a stronger fat burner than Green Coffee, or, is more effective at blocking hunger than African Mango or 5htp. But what really draws so much interest and got Dr Oz so excited about it? It is the only one that:

Blocks Fat AND Stops Hunger

Many weight loss product help with one or the other, but the HCA in “Gambooge” is effective at both. That is why it is such a powerful weight loss aid.

Used in advanced weight loss formulas for many years

garcinia cambogia superfruit diet
Garcinia Cambogia is a safe and healthy weight loss aid all by itself. But where it really excels is in combination with other products. Because it is more mild than some other diet aids with no caffeine or other stimulant properties, it has been used for many years to enhance the effectiveness of other products without making users nauseous, nervous, or edgy.

It isn’t really “new” to the weight loss industry, but is just recently made popular by Dr Oz.

Fat blocking different than fat burning
The “fat blocking” properties are different than fat burning like Raspberry Ketone and Green Coffee, so it is complementary to those products. They work better together.

Hunger suppressants not all the same
Even the hunger suppressant is a bit different. It raises serotonin levels in the brain, whereas 5HTP makes the serotonin more readily accessible. So both have similar effects, but may work differently for different people. And they also can work better together.

SuperFruit Diet Formulas
NewLifeBotanicals includes Cambogia in 3 of their popular Superfruit Diet Formulas. Our customers have been reporting more positive results with these products than any other we offer – in particular the SDF-1 and SDF-2.

what is garcinia question markWhat IS Garcinia Extract?

It’s a truly natural product that is made from the rind of the tamarind fruit, which resembles tiny pumpkin. This fruit is full of tons of anti-oxidants, and ingredients that help in combating fat and also reduce the effects of aging.

Anti-oxidants are very important and they attack free radicals in the body that cause disease and build fat cells that are otherwise so hard to get rid of.

What are the benefits of Cambogia supplements?

* Fat burner
* Appetite suppressant
* Energy booster

Studies show the HCA helps weight loss by suppressing appetite AND increased fat burning. You can take just one capsule an hour before you eat your food with a glass of water. Most people experience a significant reduction in your intensity of hunger, with no side effects

Warnings About Garcinia Extract

garcinia warning

It  IS safe for most people. But there are a few cases where you wouldn’t want to take it:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Alzheimers or dementia

You should not use this supplement if you suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other similar cases of dementia, as it can increase the negative effects of that disease.

Lastly, if you take cholesterol-lowering drugs like a statin then you should avoid using Garcinia. The likelihood of muscle degeneration and rhabdomyolysis are just a few of the dangers you could face if you do – so definitely steer clear.

Beware the Scams

With any popular diet product, there are lots of scams that sell crappy product at ridiculous prices, and some that dissappear with your money. It is becoming more common now with Garcinia, so beware, and read some of our reviews of brands like Miracle, Whole Body, Natural, and Pure Garcinia Cambogia.

Even the hunger suppressant is a bit different. It raises serotonin levels in the brain, whereas 5HTP makes the serotonin more readily accessible. So both have similar effects, but may work differently for different people. And they also can work better together.

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Garcinia Cambogia Reviews

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scam-warningPure Garcinia Cambogia is no guarantee of quality

When Dr. Oz featured Garcinia recently, as always, the scammers followed suit. Pure Garcinia Cambogia is just one of many products that you should be wary of and we put it at the top of our list for good reason. They take a crappy product and call it “Pure”, as if that is some guarantee of quality.

One of the things that Dr. Oz stressed about this new exciting discovery is that it’s cheap. It’s probably one of, if not THE cheapest diet supplement on the market. That’s great news, right? Of course it is.

So why are there suddenly Pure Garcinia products being sold for just as much as, if not more than other diet supplements? Simple. Scammers are throwing together crappy products presented in beautiful, stylish websites just to get your money. The price of “Pure Garcinia Cambogia” is just ridiculous and guess what? They don’t bother to show you the ingredients or the label because they are using a crappy product.


Garcinia Cambogia Xtreme Seems OK, but Still Costs Too Much

The next one that we found is called Garcinia Cambogia Xtreme. There isn’t a whole lot of fault that we could find here. To be honest, it doesn’t look half bad. They seem very set on making sure their extract meets the minimum recommendations and fits in line with what Dr. Oz recommends. They are up front about the ingredients used and they’re clearly letting you review the label before purchasing or handing over any personal information. The main reason we decided to go ahead and include this in the list is the price. Garcinia Cambogia Xtreme isn’t nearly as crazy as the two above, but it’s still a bit more than we feel you should pay: just under $40. As we said, you should be able to find a quality product in the $20-$30 range.

garcinia scamsSteer Clear Of Advanced Garcinia Cambogia

All right, this one just leaves us thinking “Wow…. really?” Advanced Garcinia Cambogia – there are so many things wrong here we just don’t even know where to start. First of all, if you read the page you’ll quickly realize that this has obviously been thrown together – either by someone who simply can’t write or someone who doesn’t speak English as their first language. The second red flag is the offer of a free bottle. Never fall for this.

You will not be getting a free bottle with no strings attached – ever.

But just out of curiosity, and to see how much they’re charging and get to the fine print, I clicked their order button. Guess what? Nothing. A blank page. A blank page that is supposed to be redirecting to an affiliate offer so they can make money. So this isn’t even their product. They’re simply an affiliate trying to make money.

Don’t Get Scammed By Ultimate Garcinia Cambogia

Like we mentioned above, you will never get a free bottle of Garcinia (or any other health supplement) completely free with no strings attached. Ultimate Garcinia Cambogia is the perfect example. Their site is stunningly beautiful with professionally designed graphics. It looks amazing! But that’s where the amazing stops. If you click on any of the order buttons, it will lead you right back to the submission form to get all of your personal info. Without giving them this, you don’t get to see the real terms behind their offer.

… You can bet one of two things will happen.

Either you fill in the form (giving them access and permission to email and push their product on you) and then, and ONLY then, do you find out your free bottle only comes with a purchase. Or secondly, they gladly send you one bottle and then you fight tooth-n-nail to get out of a subscription for recurring billing for future bottles. Two words: Stay away.

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Garcinia Cambogia does help weight loss

garcinia-girlGarcinia Cambogia extract may very well be the most exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss that we’ve discovered. Scientists, doctors and researchers are all talking about it and they all agree: This is in fact a revolutionary fat buster. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight then look no further. With this weight loss supplement, you can:

  • Stop your body from creating more fat-making
  • Actually shrink the fat cells you have, making you leaner
  • Decrease your appetite
  • Increase serotonin levels, to decrease “emotional eating”
  • Get better sleep
  • Decrease bad cholesterol

Different from Other Natural Weight Loss Extracts!

Whenever you eat sugar and carbs, your liver will automatically do its job. It will decide what to do with it, and that usually means sugar and carbs are funneled into fat cells – making them larger and making you fatter. But here’s what happens when you take Pure Garcinia Cambogia…

liverReprogramming Your Liver to Lose Weight

Your liver reverses the pathway to your fat cells, essentially pulling fat out instead of pouring it in. Then it takes all this fat and converts it into energy. So you’re getting a leaner look while you’re also getting an increase in energy.

Now that you’re keeping this extract in your system, your liver will close the doors to your fat cells – meaning the sugar and carbs you eat will now be converted into energy instead of plumping up your fat cells.

This is an amazing discovery, folks. Julie Chen, an integrative medicine specialists, says that this extract has been shown to double or triple the amount of weight loss you’d normally see with diet and exercise alone.

But get this, even if you don’t diet or exercise, you still lose weight – usually about four pounds per month. Of course, you’ll lose substantially more with a little diet and exercise.



Other Health Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia

One of the reasons Julie Chen and many other weight loss experts are raving about this extract is the fact that weight loss isn’t the only benefit. Sure, you want to lose weight. But your overall goal should be getting leaner and healthier. Not just taking the numbers down on the scale.

All Natural and Safe

Of course, we’d never recommend something that hasn’t been proven safe. This extract comes from the rind of the pumpkin-shaped tamarind fruit that’s native to Southeast Asia. And it’s been used for centuries in other parts of the world. The people of Asia have used this extract for hundred’s of years as an appetite suppressant for weight loss.

woman-doctorPeople Who Should Not Use It

As usual, the western world is just late to the game. It’s completely natural with very minimal side effects. There’s only one group of people that we definitely don’t recommend it for: women who are pregnant or nursing. Or I guess I should say two groups: women who are pregnant and nursing and children. We just don’t have a lot of scientific data on how it affects babies and young people and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

There are also three groups of people who we recommend talk to their doctor before taking it:

Diabetics – If you have diabetes, you need to know that this extract will decrease your blood sugar levels. In some cases, this could be bad news. So talk to your doctor if you’re diabetic and want to take Garcina Cambogia.

Those taking other medicine – If you’re taking other medicine, especially prescription medicine, talk to your doctor. The extract could potentially interact with other medicine.

High dose seekers – While this isn’t really a group, it’s important to mention. Most of the studies done used 500mg to 3000mg dosages. Some of them used upwards of 5000mg. Garcina Cambogia has been shown to be directly associated with the dosage taken. That means there will likely be people who want to take as high of a dose as possible. If you’re going to take dosages higher than 3000mg, it’s recommended to talk to your doctor first. About 500mg is the recommended amount.

Garcinia Cambogia extract is best taken on an EMPTY stomach about ½ an hour before eating and with a full glass of water
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Green coffee, Raspberry Ketone, and African Mango and the Superfruit diet

Currently, there are more than a few supplements that can help people lose weight. But choosing the right supplement can be very difficult, just because there are so many different ones available. However, there are a few supplements that are known as the superfruit diet supplement. The following are the best all natural supplements on the market, ones that are talked about by some of the most noted talk show hosts in the world, people like Oprah, and Dr. Oz.
Acai Berry

The acai berry is known as one of these super fruit diet supplements. The acai berry is found in the Amazon forest, it grows in groups of vines and have been use for several years by the local Amazon tribes, but never by westerners, as the berry has a short life. Fortunately, new dehydration methods allow health supplement companies to dry the fruit and use the powder in powerful health supplements.

It has mayor weights loss implications as it helps lower cholesterol, increases energy levels, and works as a wonderful appetite suppresant. Acai powder and supplements have been around for a while, talked about by everyone from the major news groups and praised by talk show hosts like Dr. Oz and Oprah. In fact, Oprah says; “There is nothing better, to give your weight loss efforts a little boost.”

People are talking about the African mango and this is because it helps enhance your weight loss
effort; the African mango is commonly use as diet supplement and it is gaining popularity these
days, it has even been promoted on TV by the famous Dr. Oz.

African mango benefits
The African mango is another of the superfruit diet supplements that work. Although, it is originally an African fruit, the weightloss benefits come from the seed of the fruit. It is this which contains haigh levels of fiber which slow down the digestive process, allowing people wanting to lose weight to feel fuller longer. It also helps keep fats from being digested and instead are eliminated through the bowel system.

green coffee extract
The green coffee bean extract is relatively new to the super foods market. Unlike the boiled coffee this coffee bean doesnt have cafestol, the negative ingredient associated with coffee. Instead this has strong anti oxidants similar to those found in the red grape seed and that of green tea. It is made from the green beans of the Arabica coffee plant. According to Dr. Oz and proven on his show through the demonstration of the results on two people, the coffee extract increases the metabolism and uses up the caloric intake so a person can lose weight even while on a diet of 2400 calories.
Raspberry Ketone
This is another of the superfruit diet supplements that is recommended by Dr Oz as being one with 0 side effects. This is an extract that comes from the raspberry and is found to be a safe way to lose weight quickly. Some say the Raspberry Ketone has as many benefits as the acai, in that it makes you feel good, improves your circulations, your immune system and quickens your metabolism.

As you can see there are more than a few superfruit diet supplements and all seem to be beneficial when combined with a healthy lifestyle, exercise and a responsible low fat diet. All you have to do is decide on the supplement you want to take in conjunction with your diet.

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Qsymia – New Weight Loss Drug approved by FDA

Qsymia is a very exciting new weight loss drug approved by the FDA on July 17 2012. Qsymia is actually a combination of two different drugs, phentermine and topiramate, that are already approved and used widely. Phentermine is known as an appetite suppressant and Topiramate as an anti-seizure drug for epileptics. Qsymia was initially denied in October 2010 due to concerns about possible side effects (more below), and sent back for further testing. Although there are still some concerns, particularly when overused, the FDA decided the plethora of health problems associated with the exploding obesity epidemic are far worse.

What’s the big deal about Qsymia?

It’s been 13 years since the FDA last approved a diet drug. That was the notorious “Fen-phen”. Note the “phen” is short for the same Phentermine used in Qsymia. It has been used as an effective appetite suppressant for many years now, but is much more effective when combined with other drugs. In testing recognized by the FDA of 3,700 obese and overweight patients, average body weight loss of 9% was recorded for those taking the higher dosage of Qsymia.

How it works

Qsymia helps you lose weight through a few different ways. First of all, the phentermine works to decrease your appetite. It’s believed that it does this by increasing the level of leptin in your body. Leptin is a hormone that dramatically influences how hungry you feel, so it in essence controls your appetite.

The other drug found in Qsymia, topiramate, helps you feel fuller meaning food won’t be as tempting as it once was. Naturally, when you aren’t eating as much, you aren’t taking in as many calories. Though its main use is for controlling seizures, it’s widely known to have a side effect of weight loss.

The combination of all the above is proving to be a very effective formula for dropping a considerable amount of weight and losing body fat.

Are side effects worth the risk?

The weight loss doesn’t come with no strings attached, though. There’s a plethora of potential side effects, some more common than others and some more dangerous than others. It was for this reason that Qsymia was denied approval from the FDA in 2010. But considering the many potentially fatal “side effects” of being obese, it’s a balancing act they believe should be made on a case-by-case basis.

The most common side effects that you could experience while taking Qsymia are:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • A change in the way things taste or dry mouth
  • Tingling in your hands or feet
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation

There are other side effects that pose a much greater threat, but aren’t as common as those listed above. First of all, you may experience an increase in your rate at rest. This means you could just be sitting and watching TV when your heart starts racing out of the blue. If you experience something like this that lasts more than a minute or two, immediately seek medical attention.

Qsymia can also affect your vision. One of the most common vision problems that can occur while taking Qsymia is glaucoma. If you notice any change in eyesight or start having any kind of problems with your eyes, contact your doctor.

You should also be aware that Qsymia can cause new suicidal thoughts, mood swings and depression. If you already suffer from any of these then particularly pay attention to any increase in these thoughts or actions and notify your doctor if that should happen.

Who should take Qsymia

First and foremost, Qsymia should NEVER be taken by pregnant women or anyone who may be pregnant, even if a pregnancy test has confirmed a pregnancy or not. Qsymia can cause birth defects and the risk begins very early, which means it could affect your baby if you take Qsymia even before you know you’re pregnant.

Talk to your doctor about which birth control option is best for you while you’re taking Qsymia and continue to be tested each month for pregnancy. It should not be used while breastfeeding, either.

Other people who should not take Qsymia include:

  • Those taking MAOI (antidepressant)
  • Those who are allergic to any ingredient of Qsymia (including phentermine and topiramate)
  • Those who have an overactive thyroid

Qsymia will only be prescribed if you have a BMI of 30 or more or a BMI of 27 with weight-related health problems. Only your doctor will be able to determine if Qsymia is a good choice for you after an in-depth medical review of past and current health.

Where to get Qsymia

Your doctor will prescribe Qsymia, but you won’t be able to get it from your doctor’s office. At first, Qsymia will only be available through select pharmacies that have received extensive training on the drug and its side effects. It will also be available straight from the company through mail order.

Qsymia is made available strictly through a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). This is mandated by the FDA to ensure patients, pharmacies and physicians all are fully aware of how the drug works and potential side effects.

Alternatives to Qsymia

If you don’t seem to be a good candidate for Qsymia, or simply don’t want to risk the potential side effects, don’t fret. There are other more natural ways of losing weight that don’t come with all the potential dangers that have made the FDA release Qsymia with so many stipulations.

Possibly the best one worth mentioning is African Mango. Remember how the phentermine acts as an appetite depressant by helping to increase the level of leptin in your body? Well guess what? African Mango does the same thing and is completely natural and safe (it was even featured on Dr. Oz).

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Advanced Breakthrough Discovery For Dieting: Garcinia Cambogia

Each most challenging component of modifying the way the person consume food will remain to reduce being starving. The human bloodstream has become very utilized to staying satisfied endlessly and this provokes a particular one to actually eat in-between meals. This carry out is probably the prevailing reason behind those undesirable extra pounds. Within most cases, the food items you consume allying meals are snack foods which are unhealthy, despite the fact they are hands down satiating, or satisfying.

Both animal and human preliminary research hints at a potential role for CLA across reducing body fat in addition to increasing lean body mass, however it’s not fully ready for prime valuable time. Not one of the specific human research have first been long-term. CLA are currently being studied along with with chromium picolinate. CLA is found with good reason within dairy foods and so beef and is largely considered safe.

Each ketones are part of the raspberry that help you out to promote weight loss by providing energy moreover burning fat. They are also very high in anti-oxidants, and although you might think that eating another bowl of raspberries various morning with some fat free yogurt might be enough to obtain the same nutrients, it isn’t. There is more compared with the number 1,000 raspberries in its ingredients that are administered to make one raspberry ketone capsule.

Other great ingredients found in green leaf tea diet patches are garcinia cambogia reviews cambogia, an exotic fruity grown in South The indian subcontinent. Garcinia cambogia in green tea diet sections has an active ingredient called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which is an antioxidising much like Vitamin C.

New research has found that resveratrol, the polyphenol found in grape seed Garcinia Cambogia, may help to prevent fat from building up in the liver, consequently suggesting that it will be able to help to protect against or even treat alcohol fatty liver.

Their primary mode of HCA action appears to usually its ability to help slow ATP-citrate lyase, an chemical that helps to come to be the building blocks to do with fatty acids and trans fat.

Degree Five: If you achieve not feel any exhaustion or chest congestion, your can start climbing an steps (say 20) quick and come down slowly but surely. This you can repetitive twice or thrice the particular day.

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Best Of Chiropractic Adjustments

I have a confession. Even after many years of using and working with natural medicine, I still have an underlying fear of chiropractors. Not the men and women who are part of the appeal. Continue reading

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Dancing for health

If I asked you to a form of physical activity the body, mind and soul supports invent, you’d be hard pressed to come up with something better than dancing. Continue reading

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Best Of Aromatherapy News

The key to more energy and can be quiet in front of your face. Before going crazy trying to figure out – take a deep breath. Continue reading

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Preventive Medicine

The term “alternative medicine” can be somewhat misleading. If you combine it with the word “complementary” as in “alternative and complementary medicine”, the meaning is significantly more accurate. Continue reading

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Healthy criticism

On this site I have generally focused on the more positive and promising aspects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). But not every study that examines the benefits of natural treatments produces successful results. Continue reading

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The achievement of health goals

The most cost-effective way to reduce medical expenses, is to demand less. This is not a commentary on what the government or private health insurers to cover or not. Continue reading

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Use Coconut Oil for Your Lotion and Feel Amazing!


Stop using any and every random lotion under the sun to care for your skin. The things you rub into your skin will be absorbed, not only by your skin, but they enter your bloodstream as well.

We need to stop slathering our epidermis all over with a concoction of compounds, additives, and yes, toxins. Odds are, you are likely already getting way too much of those wonderful materials in the air you breathe or the foods that you consume. And in the event that you’re caring for a baby, you absolutely should be certain to work with as many natural items as you can. That soft infant skin is much more sensitive than our own!

The quantity of infant care goods out there on the market today is simply amazing. Numerous distinct brands, ingredients, and too many guarantees made.

Often its best to keep things simple

Frequently referred to as “the most healthful oil in the world”, coconut/copra oil (unrefined and all-natural) is perfect for soft baby skin (and it will do wonders for YOUR skin, also)! It contains many anti oxidants, and it is even antifungal, antibacterial, and acts as a germicide. Here’s how you find a good brand of coconut oil.

The Best Natural “Lotion” You Can Find

When stored at room temperature it is a solid, however it will melt down readily into your palms and in to yours, or your infant’s, skin. It is ideal for using right after bathing. Its great for infants and adults alike! Does wonders for your hands as a moisturizer, also.

Good for Diaper Rash

Apply copra/coconut oil liberally for an astonishingly and fantastic strategy to dealing with this irritating issue.

Helps as a Cradle Cap Remedy

Cradle cap is dealt with by many through the use of coconut oil. It is by far one of the better natural remedies for cradle cap that you can use. Just rub a small quantity of the oil onto the infant’s scalp, and lightly slough off the dead skin employing an extremely soft-bristled brush meant for an infant or a fine-toothed infant comb. Remove extra oil by using a warm washcloth to softly rub the infant’s head.

Not Just for Infants

Go ahead. Spoil your self with this awesome natural moisturizer. You Will love how delicate your fingers and toes will likely be after just one use of this amazing oil.

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Spirulina – the Ultimate Ocean Protein


Is spirulina the best protein on Earth? Honestly, if a health ‘expert’ tells you that one protein source is better for you than another – be careful. In reality, we all absorb nutrients in a variety of ways due to personal health history, age, food combining, heavy metal toxicity, genetics – the list goes on and on.

Are you protein deficient? On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Gerald Cyweski, a top expert on large-scale microalgae production talk about one of the most popular superfoods on the planet – spirulina. We’ll discuss the safety concerns surrounding spriulina – especially since the Fukushima nuclear accident; why all brands are not created equal plus much more.

Should everyone be consuming spirulina?

First of all, as a long-time vegetarian, I must admit it’s easy to become protein (or nutrient) deficient on any diet, including the widely-celebrated vegan way of life. Too many vegetarians opt for ‘fake meat’ products – loaded with genetically engineered or heavily processed soy ingredients. These synthetic proteins create hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders plus a host of immune system problems.

Generally speaking, chronic fatigue, emotional stress or any other chronic health condition can be linked to a poor diet. When considering which protein is best for you – always consider the quality first. If you prefer an animal-based protein diet – be sure to eat 100% grass-fed beef or raw (grass-fed) dairy products to avoid the genetically engineered toxins fed to conventionally-raised animals.

Keep in mind, conventionally-raised animal food producers don’t want you to know how their animals are fed. In truth, most of these animals are eating GMOs, getting pumped with antibiotics and fed the lowest-cost (unnatural) animal feed.

Conversely, many vegetarians eat too many processed carbohydrates, synthetic vitamins and minerals and foreign proteins – which leave the body nutrient deprived. Low-quality protein intake can lead to cellular stress; low sex drive; poor brain function, eye health and cardiovascular disease.

If you’re looking for a good source of protein – just 3 grams of high-quality spirulina provides 60% protein, lots of vitamins and minerals plus many phytonutrients for optimal health.

How does spirulina reverse disease conditions?

Spirulina, known as a cyanobacteria or blue-green algae, are found in pristine freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers. This truly ‘super’ food offers health benefits to almost every organ and bodily function. If you’re looking for cellular regeneration, accelerated wound repair or faster healing time – spirulina can help. By enriching the immune system, you’re less likely to experience colds, flus or other infectious diseases.

In this computer age, many people are looking to improve their eye health. Rich in antioxidants, spirulina is 10 times richer than carrots (per gram) in vitamin A – especially good for nourishing the eyes. Today, we view inflammation as an underlying stress in every disease – spirulina happens to be one of the most potent anti-inflammatory agents found in nature. And, finally, a strong digestive system will help to detoxify the body. Find out how spirulina helps to heal leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune diseases.

This week’s guest: Dr. Gerald Cyweski, the world’s leading authority on microalgae production

Dr. Gerald Cysewski received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. As co-founder of Nutrex-Hawaii, Dr. Cysewski has served as a director of the company since 1983 and, until 1996, also served as the Scientific Director. From early 1990 to May 2008, Dr. Cysewski served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and – in October 1990 – was appointed to the position of Chairman of the Board.

In the early 1980s, Dr. Cysewski was a group leader of Microalgae Research and Development at Battelle Northwest, a major contract research and development firm and, before that, was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara – where he received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a culture system for blue-green algae.

Don’t waste your health on cheap protein. The established medical and media outlets want to brainwash people into believing that health insurance will prevent disease. In reality, high-quality (organic) food is the best way to prevent disease and protect the environment.

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Free Healthy Recipes: Best Tomato Soup…Gourmet Vegetarian Cuisine


Pleasure the palate, nourish the body…

Soup’s On … Wow ‘em at the dining table with iLoveToLiveWell’s Bistro-Style, Tomato Bisque.

The eyes behold a rich fusion bursting with gloriously vivid, electric vermilion gorgeousness. Wafts of the irresistible, enchanting aroma tantalize the nasal. With each comforting, warming and cozy slurp…the lips lapse luxuriously into velvety delight. Then, the tongue swirls in a pool of sassy spiciness and seductive sweetness. The mind captivated in the romanticism of this cloud nine, cherishable dining interlude. All the while, the body flourishes with nourishment par excellence! Eat slowly to savor the ecstasy of these grand, gastronomic moments.
…the epitome of Recipes That WOW!

The Culinary Adventure
Let’s Get Homestyle Cooking

Yield is three quarts.
1} Put into a 5-quart pot:

In The Red
Tomatoes (red, low water content) = 48 ounces, leave skin and seeds intact
Weigh tomatoes…then core them.
Chop tomatoes into ½ inch by ½ inch pieces.
Sublime is the sapor of heirloom…unparalleled!

Pass The Thyme
Thyme (minced leaf), dried (thymus vulgaris) = 1 tablespoon
Measure minced, thyme leaf…then grind it to powder.

It’s About Thyme
A fresh perspective…

Splendid is 3 tablespoons of fresh thyme…instead of the 1 tablespoon, dried herb.

It’s Getting Hot In Here
Red chili pepper flakes = 1/8 teaspoon

Water, free of impurities = 4 cups

You say tomato… I say tomahto
Tomatoes, sun-dried = 3 ounces
If sun-dried tomatoes are without salt…accent this recipe with a little extra salt, up to ¼ teaspoon.

The sun-dried tomatoes will absolutely make or break this recipe. Be quite discriminating…sample a few varieties. Use sun-dried tomatoes of superior quality!

Which Direction To Go?

2} Lid pot…bring liquid to a rolling boil.
3} Simmer for 30 minutes…keep lid on pot for this entire time.

The Buzz
Run kitchen timer to count down the 30 minutes…all set, timing is everything!

4} Ready the following flavor enhancements…place them in a sauté pan:

Onion bulb, strip away its ends and peel it = 3 cups
Chop yellow onion into ¼ inch by ¼ inch pieces.

Bay leaf, dried = 1 leaf, in its whole form
A top-notch gourmet choice is…Turkish bay: laurus nobilis.
Feel free to choose 3 fresh bay leaves…in lieu of the dried leaf.

Salt, unrefined (fine grain) = ¼ teaspoon
Tingle the palate with one of this author’s most beloved salts…Andes Mountain Bolivian Rose Rock Salt!

Water, free of impurities = ½ cup, dry measure

What Happens Now?
5} Cook onion til it’s crisp-tender.

A culinary conundrum? What’s crisp-tender?
Cook til just tender…but still somewhat crunchy.

Not confident enough?
Put a fork in it!
Is there a bit of resistance when pressed into the onion? If yes… Then, we have success!
Moving on with savoir faire…

Once onion is crisp-tender…
6} Introduce garlic to the pan.

Garlic, mince it = 2 tablespoons
Click here … Get garlicky!

7} Sauté garlic for 2 or 3 minutes.
8} Fish out the bay leaf.
Everything’s panning out wonderfully well!

***Special Attention***
Only a high-speed, blender machine will pulverize the skin…and tiny seeds…of a tomato.

9} Place the salted, aromatic trio into a high-speed blender…along with:

Honey = 1 teaspoon
Select pure honey that hasn’t been processed…heated and/or filtered.

Salt, unrefined (fine grain) = ½ teaspoon

Peppercorns, black = scant, ½ teaspoon
Relish in the exquisite bouquet and zesty bite of pepper with these fine, gourmet picks of…Madagascar, Tellicherry, Malabar, Lampong or Sarawak. For its ultimate essence…always freshly grind peppercorns just before incorporating them into a meal.

A Slick Move
Olive oil = 2 tablespoons
Consider an unfiltered…extra-virgin…olive oil made from an ancient variety of olive…tree ripened…that’s been ice pressed or hasn’t been subjected to heat.

Butter, dairy = 2 tablespoons

Right On Course
Have handy a 3-quart pot.

10} Add…to the blender…a portion of what’s in the 5-quart pot.
11} And away we go… Have at it… A few zaps of the machine… Voila, smooth as silk.
Avoid spurting… Careful pureeing hot liquids. Start out on a low speed…gradually increase speed.
12} Transfer this beautiful, fragrant puree to a 3-quart pot.
13} Pour…into the blender…the remainder of what’s in the 5-quart pot.
14} Spin about the ingredients, and break into a chorus or two of… “Hey Good Lookin’! What Ya Got Cookin’?”
15} Join the luscious silk to the 3-quart pot…stir things up.
16} Lid pot to keep bisque warm.

If desired, garnish each bowlful with a complimentary dairy cheese…or perhaps a splash of heavy cream.

For both ultimate nutrition and flavor…consume foods that are heirloom, grown organically, sustainably or biodynamically.

Bon appetit!

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