Saturday, May 28, 2011
Digestive enzymes enable food’s incredible journey through the body—giving us strength and energy to recharge and live a healthy life. Digestive enzymes act as catalysts as they break down food and make it possible for the body to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. Although the digestive system is a powerful one, it’s also very delicate. Taking care of your digestive tract by keeping it clean and providing what it needs plays a major role in the body’s overall health.
Many fruits and vegetables contain digestive enzymes. Such enzymes are also beneficial for breaking down proteins and meats. As discussed in Finding Health with Digestive Enzymes, today’s diet lacks many of the food-derived digestive enzymes the body needs. This is because cooking, freezing, processing, canning and other food preparation methods kill or significantly deteriorate the strength of food enzymes.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
If you’re like most of us, maybe you can’t get into staring in a mirror and telling yourself how good, smart and beautiful you are. But you don’t have to in order to make positive affirmations work for you. Simply believing the best about you and your world is enough.
Yes, plenty of books have been sold over the years touting the premise of power attached to a positive attitude and the belief that anything’s possible. From successful tycoons to bestselling authors; world class athletes to world leaders, it appears that using optimism and affirmations really is no secret after all.
Some people consider walking to be a near-perfect form of exercise. After all, it’s one of the first things humans learn to do with their bodies upright, and it’s natural enough for most people to continue into their golden years. Walking is also convenient, cheap and it travels well. If you’d like to boost the benefits of good ole’ walking, try power walking. Here’s how to do it, and find new fitness along the path.
Super Foods Pack a Powerful Punch
When it comes to diet and nutrition, you’ve got your low-carb, low-cal, low-fat, grain-free and umpteen other trends to choose from. Wish you could get rid of some restrictions and go by simpler guidelines instead? Enter power foods. Like a real Who’s Who list among ingredients, power foods include some of the prettiest, tastiest and easiest to eat items on the planet. Probably why the publishers of Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine decided to produce Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients (available at bookstores and Amazon.com), highlighting these super foods.
Monday, May 9, 2011
In springtime, my heart rejoices when I see a golden field of blooming dandelions. The bright, sunny-yellow flowers are a herald of the coming of summer’s warmth. They are delightful and refreshing to behold. My father shared my love of these humble flowers. He took the photo and wrote the poem “Dandelions” which are found on page two of this article.
The common name, dandelion, comes from the French, dent de lion, which means “lion’s teeth.” The original Latin (Dens leonis) and Greek (Leontodon) names for this plant bear the same meaning. These all refer to the familiar toothed appearance of the leaves.
Herbal Trace Minerals was originally formulated as an herbal supplement for pets. However, it turned out to work equally well for people, too. The blend contains three herbs which are rich in trace minerals—dandelion, alfalfa and kelp—and was originally known as Combination Three.
Because of the depletion of our soils by modern agricultural methods, both people and animals don’t always get the trace minerals they need. Trace minerals are necessary to catalyze enzyme activity and are helpful for the glandular and immune systems. Herbal Trace Minerals provides these trace elements in a natural, organically-bound form for easy assimilation and utilization.
By Steven Horne, RH(AHG)
As the weather warms up, weeds are popping out of the ground all over North America. Most people spend a lot of time and money trying to kill these plants, but before you start breaking out the weed spray (a natural, biodegradable non-toxic one I hope!) you may want to consider how you can use these plants for food and medicine, because they’re a lot more useful than most people think!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” If you believe as I do, in a loving and all wise Creator, then perhaps there is a reason why plants like dandelion, purslane, plantain, oxalis, common mallows and thistles may be popping up in your lawn and yard. Here are some things to consider.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The disease diabetes mellitus is characterized by the pancreas either not producing insulin (Type I or juvenile-onset diabetes) or not properly utilizing the insulin that is produced (Type II or adult-onset diabetes). The hormone insulin is essential for the transport of glucose from the bloodstream to the interior of various cells in the body where it is used as an energy source.
Diabetes is devastating and is occurring more and more frequently in the U.S. When you consider the predisposing factors and some of the disease symptoms, it’s not surprising that new cases of diabetes are accelerating in frequency. Four of these predisposing factors (obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and insulin resistance) constitute metabolic syndrome and are precursors to diabetes. In my opinion, metabolic syndrome, or syndrome X, must be reversed before it leads to diabetes mellitus.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
- 2 heads of broccoli - cleaned and cut
- 1 red onion - sliced
- 1/2 yellow onion - sliced
- 1 leek - cleaned and sliced
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1-2 tomatoes
Layer sliced vegetables in a four inch sauté pan. Onions, leeks, garlic, and tomato first, then add the broccoli on top and cover for about an hour and a half on low heat. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Dilbert Learns about the FDA ! :)