Monthly Archives: December 2009

  1. Summer foods for super health

    Summer foods for super health

    Summer is a time of growth and activity. Gardens are blooming, bees are buzzing and growers are producing foods that are perfectly compatible with a lighter summer diet. We look forward to seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, and it seems natural to want to consume foods that are at their peak and grown where we live. The overwhelming availability of choices in giant grocery stores can be an obstacle to natural nutrition for many people. Wal -Mart is even introducing organic food to its customers. How can anyone know if organic food provided to megastores is consistent with our needs and values?

    Some startling results: In 2005, the Region of Waterloo

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  2. Get the most out of your smile

    Get the most out of your smile

    Everyone knows that a smile conveys a very important message to others. Would you not agree? Is it not true that when someone sends us a warm, beautiful smile it makes us feel better?
    Visiting the dentist regularly is one of the ways to keep healthy teeth for life and fight periodontal disease. Annual checkups help to reveal early signs of dental problems like cavities, bad breath, gingivitis, receding gum lines, bone loss and abscesses.
    Poor oral hygiene, including dietary nutrition, is now being linked to other types of diseases, for example Diabetes, Cardiovascular problems, fungal growth, nerve

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  3. Vitamin D supports cardiovascular health

    There have been a series of recent reports about the many benefits of Vitamin D. Now, a group of U.S. researchers has concluded that low Vitamin D levels dramatically increase the risk factors for Cardiovascular disease, particularly hypertension and thickening of the heart and blood vessels.

    In a review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (December 9, 2008) the authors state “Vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized, emerging cardiovascular risk factor that should be screened for and treated”.

    Citing data from the long-running Framingham H

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  4. Flora femal for bloating

    Femal® is a new product from Flora that is designed to help women manage their hormonal fluctuations from the start of menstruation through until menopause. Femal® has undergone several clinical studies since 1991 and each study has shown significant improvements in symptoms after only two months of continuous use.

    By taking Femal® women may experience a reduction in the following symptoms: less bloating,fewer pains and cramps,improved mood,restful sleep and fewer hot flashes.

    what is Femal® derived from?
    Now that we

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  5. Banish those winter blues -Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Banish those winter blues -Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Every year, as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, millions of people (particularly in the northern climates) are affected by a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). About a third have the actual SAD, as it is clinically defined, while the rest can be lumped into the "winter blues" category, which many of us can identify with.

    Natural Light and Tryptophan:
    There are many theories as to why this condition exists and trying to isolate a single causal factor is unlikely. Many feel that SAD is likely due to an imbalance of the neurotransmitters melatonin and serotonin.
    Production of both of these neurotransmitters, which are made from the

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  6. Tips for travelling

    Tips for travelling

    Whether you are going for that long-awaited vacation or that important business trip, you want to stay feeling great to make the most of your time away.You’ll be dealing with eating away, Sleeping in a different place, the journey itself, and of course, you don’t want to catch a strange bug while you are away. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help feel your best while dealing with the pleasures and pressures of travelling.

    Keep yourself hydrated:
    Have a water bottle with you, and drink from it continuously. We often talk about drinking 6-8 cups of water a day, but while travelling even more may be needed. It is easy to get dehydrated sitting o

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  7. The relationship between energy and oxygen

    Summertime means lots of outdoor activity. Be it exercise, sports, or general work around the house. All of these activities require the endurance and quick recovery of the muscles to be able to do it repeatedly. The best way to increase your performance and maximize endurance is to increase cellular energy and tissue oxygenation.
    Energy in the muscles can be increased through the use of various herbs and neutraceuticals. Some of the herbs that can be used are Panax ginseng, royal jelly, and alfalfa, as well as any

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  8. Detoxify for good skin

    For every ailment the most important thing one can do is improve the excretion of toxins. Health can only be maintained or improved by cleaning toxins from the body to support the body’s ability to heal itself. Skin Health problems that can be attributed to toxins in the body include: acne breakouts; sensitive, allergic skin; premature aging skin; cellulite; inflammation; varicose veins; excess scarring and stretch marks; and edema.

    Here are several ways in which you can Detoxify the skin:

    • Exercise:
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  9. Advice for the elderly on muscle loss

    Advice for the elderly on muscle loss

    An age-related progressive loss of muscle mass is called Sarcopenia, and this is what leads to muscle weakness, limited mobility, and increased susceptibility to injury.
    The exact mechanisms involved in sarcopenia have not been clearly understood. Indeed, an imbalance between protein synthesis and protein breakdown rate can lead to the loss of Muscles Proteins..

    What research has shown us
    In 2006 researchers, Fujita et al, reviewed the available literature and discussed the difference between young muscle fibres and old muscle fibres. The authors concluded that there is in fact a difference between how younger and older

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  10. Shiny, happy hair!

    Many people think that hair care starts with shampooing. Not so! It starts with what you eat. In general, a healthy diet of whole foods – whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sufficient protein and lots of water is needed.

    What’s hair made of?
    Hair contains all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients the body needs for health. That’s why diet is so important for the condition of your hair. It’s about 97% protein, which is the building block for strong hair.

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