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Specific Health Benefits Of Sweet Potatoes

  • Posted on November 1, 2015 at 12:39 am

Sweet potatoes are available all over the world, and if you only eat these delicious root vegetables when they’ve been baked until they are virtually unrecognizable, then you are missing out on one of nature’s greatest nutritional gifts. They are not only rich in a vast range of nutrients, but they are also one of the best natural ways to regulate your blood sugar levels, making them an exceptionally beneficial food for diabetics. It also helps that they are absolutely scrumptious, and their sweet flavor is completely unlike any other found in the vegetable world. Indeed, sweet potatoes are so versatile that they’re sure to liven up a whole range of dishes, even desserts!

 

 

 

Selecting and Storing Sweet Potatoes

 

There are different varieties of sweet potato, and many come in different colorings and hues. Here are some tips for selecting, storing and preparing the vegetable, so that you can benefit from as much goodness as possible.

 

  1. Choose the darker variety of sweet potato at the grocery store if possible, because they have the higher carotene content, essential for the production of vitamin A. Purple sweet potatoes, more commonly found in Asia, are also a great source of nutrients. Paler varieties are healthy, but don’t offer quite the same number of benefits as darker types, and many people often confuse them with yams.

 

  1. Avoid wrinkly, soft sweet potatoes and take time to select ones with good, firm flesh. If there are signs of green discoloring, then leave them alone.

 

  1. Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark and well ventilated place. Do not leave them in plastic bags, or keep them in the fridge. Consume within 7-10 days of purchase.

 

  1. Prepare sweet potatoes in the same way you would prepare normal white potatoes. However, bear in mind that the skin contains a large percentage of the nutrients, so try to leave it on if possible. You can make fantastic sweet potato fries by leaving the skin on, and chopping the vegetable into strips.

 

  1. You can steam, bake, boil or roast sweet potatoes, and still benefit from plenty of nutrients. But as with any vegetable preparation, try not to over-cook them.

 

 

 

Specific Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

 

Although they are soft, creamy and sweet enough to be used in some desserts, sweet potatoes offer a surprisingly huge range of nutritional benefits, many of which have specific health benefits.

  1. Great for Blood Sugar Levels

Although they are sweet tasting, sweet potatoes are low on the glycemic index, which means they are a very good blood sugar regulator. Many starchy foods, including white potatoes, encourage blood sugar levels to spike and rise rapidly, but sweet potatoes release sugar into the bloodstream much more slowly. This makes them a great choice for diabetics, who can safely consume the carbohydrates without associated problems.

 

 

  1. Great Source of Vitamin A

 

Sweet potatoes contain a huge amount of beta-carotene, a carotenoid that gives certain vegetables their orange color. The body can turn carotenoids into vitamin A, which is linked to cancer prevention, the maintenance of good vision, and also provides a number of anti-ageing benefits. Indeed, one large sweet potato is capable of providing 100% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

 

  1. Great for Heart Health

 

The high levels of vitamin B6 and potassium found in sweet potatoes provide excellent benefits for your heart. B6 vitamins break down homocysteine, a substance which can harden blood vessels and block arteries. Potassium, meanwhile, helps balance fluid and blood pressure levels, while providing your body’s cells with electrolytes that help regulate your heart beat.

 

 

  1. Great for Skin Care

 

 

Sweet potatoes can work to improve the appearance of your skin from both inside and outside your body. The high levels of vitamin C and E contained within sweet potatoes helps boost the body’s defenses against the sun’s harmful UV rays and encourages the production of collagen, which keeps the skin strong and supple.

 

But it isn’t only consumption of sweet potatoes that can benefit your skin. If you boil them, don’t throw away the water afterwards. Take a cup and use your fingers to gently apply the water to your face. This can help clean your pores, remove impurities from the skin and even reduce dark circles around your eyes.

 

 

  1. Great for Digestion

 

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fiber, while still being low in calorie content. Fiber promotes a healthy digestive tract, helping your body pass toxins and waste products out quickly and efficiently, while guarding against constipation and bloatedness.

 

 

  1. Great for Emphysema Prevention

 

Emphysema is a condition that gradually damages the air sacs in the lungs, leaving sufferers short of breath. It is often associated with smokers, or people exposed to smoking on a regular basis. Smoking reduces levels of vitamin A, which helps regenerate the cells in the lungs. The beta-carotene contained within sweet potatoes encourages the production of vitamin A and helps heal the respiratory system.

 

  1. Great Source of Vitamins and Minerals

 

Sweet potatoes contain a significant amount of vitamins C, E, B5, B6, riboflavin and copper. These nutrients offer a range of benefits for your immune system, red blood cell production, sleep patterns, mood, wound repair, disease prevention, muscle weakness and pain.

 

 

  1. Great for Stress Relief

 

Sweet potatoes contain high amounts of magnesium, often considered to be one of the best minerals for promoting relaxation, calmness and improved mood. As we already know, they are also rich in potassium, which helps regulate your heart beat when you are anxious or stressed.

Why Do I Like The Kyani Health Triangle?

  • Posted on October 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

 

 

Kyani Triangle Of Health


Someone sent me the following article in the email today. As I was reading it I realized it is all wonderful to know about all these benefits but how do I get this into my body every single day? And then I realized that the Kyani Health Triangle makes it so easy to take it all in one ounce. However, variety is the spice of life and we can still include all these other vegetables and fruits mentioned in the article when we cook ourselves. What I have found in using the Kyani Triangle of Health is I don’t crave for any junk food and being diabetic, I am able to stick to my portion size which is crucial for a diabetic. Additionally, I have found that my body has become more limber and I am able to do yoga which I could not do for almost 3 years.

 

 

HOW DOES OUR BODY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM WORK?

 

The immune system is one of the most incredible features of the human body and it is important we do everything we can to look after it. It protects us from millions of microbes and bacteria which would otherwise invade our body and destroy it from the inside. It also heals cuts, expels infections and helps us process food by eliminating the bad bacteria that the body doesn’t need. We don’t have to do anything special to eliminate these harmful elements, because the immune system works around the clock to do it for us.



What Is The Immune System?

The immune system is an extremely complicated mix of cells, organs and tissues that interact with each other to expel harmful pathogens and other foreign substances from the body. It also helps remove byproducts of cell activity and destroys infected cells. Many different parts of the body contribute to the immune system, including the spleen, the lymph nodes, white blood cells, antibodies and bone marrow, and the interactions are so complex it is virtually impossible to understand them all.

Many of the best indicators we have of the power of the immune system are displayed when it fails us, in even the smallest way. Just one missed bacteria can cause the body to fall ill or infected. If the immune system was not working at all, then we would develop problems every second, we would contract food poisoning every time we ate and countless issues from the air that we breathe. Without it, we would not last very long at all.

 
How Can You Protect Your Immune System?
 

There are a number of ways you can protect your immune system, and many of them relate to lifestyle choices as well as diet. Smoking, excessive drinking and sleep deprivation can all lower our body’s defenses so they should be avoided, and you should take steps to avoid infection by sanitizing your hands when you touch food or dirty surfaces. This will help ensure that the immune system isn’t given extra, unnecessary work to do, and minimizes the likelihood of harmful bacteria finding their way through your defenses.

There are, however, a number of foods we can add to our diet which can help boost the immune system’s ability to do its job. Here are ten of the very best:

 
1. Citrus Fruits


As mentioned earlier, white blood cells are one of the key components of the immune system. They are one of the body’s main defenses against infection and invasion, so the body needs to have enough at all times. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells, and citrus fruits are packed full of it. Your body neither produces vitamin C itself, or stores reserves of it for future use, which means you constantly have to top up. Daily intake of citrus fruit is one of the best ways you can do this, and they are so versatile, it’s possible to squeeze them into nearly every meal, or juice them into a drink.


2. Red Bell Peppers


Speaking of vitamin C, one of the best ways you can add some more to your diet is via Red Bell Peppers. In fact, while citrus fruit are the more widely recognized provider of this key compound, red peppers actually contain twice as much vitamin C than a lemon or orange, pound for pound. Adding red bell peppers to your stir fries and sandwiches are a great way of boosting your immune system.

 
3. Spinach


Spinach contains a number of compounds which can promote a healthy immune system, including beta-carotene and numerous antioxidants that help prevent cell damage inside the body, which is one of the immune system’s most important jobs. It is another great provider of vitamin C, although you should try to eat fresh and raw if possible to ensure you benefit from all its nutrients. After all, Popeye eats it straight out of a can and how often have you seen him complain that he has the flu?


4. Yogurt


Yogurts can be a useful immune system booster and you try and buy ones which have ‘live and active cultures’ written on the labels. Research by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that these living organisms (or ‘friendly bacteria) can stimulate your immune system to help fight disease. Yogurt also contains plenty of Vitamin D, which has more recently been found to play an important role in the promotion of a healthy immune system. 

5. Almonds


 

Vitamin E is sometimes overlooked in comparison to vitamin C, but it also plays an important role in the promotion of a healthy immune system because it is another powerful antioxidant. All nuts are full of vitamin E, but almonds are a particularly great source – just half a cup will provide pretty much all of your recommended daily amount. Keep a bag of trail mix handy and eating even a handful a day can make a difference.

  

6. Garlic


Garlic is used everywhere and with good reason. Not only is it a tasty addition to any dish, it is also an absolute goldmine of health benefits. Its success in fighting infections has been recognized for many centuries, and it seems it can help your immune system as well. It is an antiseptic, anti-fungal and a natural detoxicant – all of which make it a fantastic ally of your immune system.

 
7. Turmeric


Joining garlic as a super food with multiple health benefits is turmeric. Its bright yellow color is provided by high concentrations of curcumin, which is a natural anti-viral and anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the cause of many of the most chronic and harmful diseases that can effect you, and turmeric is a great way to supercharge your immune system’s defenses against them. It helps that it’s delicious too!

 
8. Broccoli


Broccoli provides your body with a war chest of essential vitamins that it can use in combination to fight disease and infection. It contains an abundance of vitamins A, C and E as well as a number of antioxidants, all best preserved if you cook it as little as possible (much like spinach) so try not to boil it into oblivion. Lightly steaming or roasting them is a much better option, unless you don’t mind eating them raw.

 
9. Ginger


 

Like garlic, ginger has been used as a healer by many cultures going back centuries. The primary reason for this is its key component gingerol, which can help control the growth of numerous bacteria and nasty microbes. This means it provides an effective fillip for your body’s defense mechanisms against infection and disease.

10. Green Tea


 

Both green and black tea are key providers of flavanoids, another of nature’s most effective antioxidants. However, green tea gets a second check mark for being packed full of another powerful antioxidant – epigallocatetchin gallate, more commonly shortened to EGCG. EGCG present in black tea is destroyed during fermentation but green tea is steamed during production, so levels of this helpful compound are maintained. As an additional bonus, it also contains L-theanine, a product which helps produce germ fighting mechanisms with the body. It’s great for the immune system, although it does contain caffeine so don’t drink gallons of it.

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Modern Life Doesn’t Have To Be Stressful!

  • Posted on September 18, 2015 at 2:02 pm

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The Kyani Health Triangle has proven to give the gift of better hearts, minds, sleep, energy, and to ultimately provide you with that better life. Featuring scientifically designed and tested supplementation, Kyani products aren’t just for long-term benefits–the Kyani Health Triangle can help you start feeling more in control of your life NOW!

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Review Of Kyani Products

  • Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Kyani Products

LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE

I have a Master’s degree in Medical Microbiology and 6 years of research experience in Immunology where I worked on the effect of various chemicals on the production of Nitirc Oxide on T-cells and also researched the topic of Nitric Oxide and Diabetes. However, I didn’t really understand the symptoms of Diabetes until I got it myself.

It is important for people with Diabetes to stay informed and motivated about managing their Diabetes.  Yes, we go for our three month checkups with our Endocrinologist, but really they do not have the time nor understanding to listen to our challenges or our mindsets in controlling our sugar levels. Many doctors do not talk about any alternative medicine options because they are trained mainly in traditional allopathic medicine. Allopathic medicines are not totally free of ‘side effects’ except that their effects have been clinically observed in double blind studies and noted. So, as patients it becomes our own responsibility to do our own due diligence and find solutions to our own unique problems since every diabetic have their own varied issues. When we do, the doctor is simply happy to find that we have good control over our sugar levels and simply say, “I don’t know what it is you are doing, but whatever it is, continue whatever you are doing. J

Intake of allopathic medicines for one thing only treats the symptoms and also causes side effects, which takes its toll over a period of time. Diabetes is considered a silent killer and can lead to various complications leading to a very poor life style if not managed and controlled. It is a 24/7 job that requires a lot of discipline and forethought.

Some of the dreadful complications are loss of vision, kidney function or neuropathy and loss of limbs due to amputation because of poor circulation. Nitric Oxide, which is a free radical gas in the blood that is a powerful regulator of circulation (an important endogenous vasodilator) and neuro transmitter, helps in the  processing of nerve signals. L-arginine, one of 20 amino acids that make up proteins, is the only amino acid that generates significant amounts of NO. (Ref: http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/burkearchive/summary.pdf)

I have had Diabetes for 15 years. With Diabetes being a metabolic disorder, I realized the importance of food and exercise in the management of Diabetes. As a result, over the years in the past 15 years, I have been trying various supplements to compliment my treatment. Recently, I came across a suite of products sold by Kyani, which has been well researched and packaged, to give the benefit of a variety of over 20 super foods and trace minerals, Nitric Oxide and Omega 3. They have carefully selected the best of the best super foods providing a complete nutritional spectrum, combining it with other products like the NitroFX which is a proprietary blend of Noni concentrate, which has proven to increase the production of Nitric Oxide. It repairs, defends, and maintains every cell of the body. Nitro Xtreme which has a few additional ingredients such as CoQ10, Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium and Niacin gives increased energy, physical stamina and mental clarity.

Their 3rd product which is called Kyani Sunset contains lipid-soluble elements, that maximizes the bio-availability of these nutrients by increasing its absorption. It contains Omega 3s obtained from the wild Alaskan sockeye salmon which is the purest source in the world. It is a proprietary combination of Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Vitamin D and I love this product since I could see improved ‘cognitive’ functions – an important benefit for the aging population. It also encourages healthy skin and hair. One of the side effects of prolonged intake of insulin is hair loss or an indirect consequence of having Diabetes.

 

 

Diabetes not only is a ‘silent killer’ but also causes a lot of damage to other organs, if not controlled. The body is after all a vehicle of the soul! And just like we take all the precautionary measures to service the car to give us good mileage, it is equally important to give all the Nutrition and service our body needs daily to maintain healthy sugar levels so we get more mileage out of it. I am a firm believer in supplements in controlling my Diabetes and having experienced the benefits from a few samples I already tried, I highly recommend Kyani products because of the careful scientific studies done in preparing it.

 

HABITS THAT LEAD TO KIDNEY FAILURE

  • Posted on June 23, 2015 at 3:28 am

Kidney disease is one of the costliest illnesses in the world and managing kidney disease is very expensive.

Each year, lots of people die of kidney disease all over the world, and the number of people suffering from chronic renal failure, and need dialysis or kidney transplantation to stay alive keep increasing.

Statistics have it that, worldwide, more than millions patients are waiting for kidney transplants, but only a few thousands will receive transplants because of shortage of suitable organ donors.

Patients usually felt surprised when they are diagnosed of Kidney Failure.

Experts have found the explanation from your daily life habits.

Here are the top habits which lead to your kidney failure:

1. Not emptying your bladder early:  Maintaining a full bladder for a long time is a quick way of causing bladder damage. That the urine stays in the bladder for a long time can cause the bacteria breeding in urine to multiply quickly. Once the urine refluxes back to ureter and kidneys, the bacteria can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infection, and then nephritis, even Uremia.

So, no matter how busy you are, remember to drink a lot of water and urinate regularly. Once you form the habit of holding back urine, it will ultimately damage your kidneys.

2. Not drinking enough water: The main functions of the kidneys are to regulate erythrocyte balances and eliminate metabolic wastes in urine. If we do not drink enough water, the blood will be concentrated and the blood flow to the kidney will not be adequate, thus the function of eliminating toxins in from blood will be impaired.

 3. Taking too much salt: 95% sodium we consume through food is metabolized by the kidneys. Exceeding the salt intake will make the kidneys work harder to excrete the excess salt and can lead to decreased kidney function. This excess sodium will cause water retention, causing edema. Edema usually elevates blood pressure and increases the risk of developing kidney disease. The daily salt intake should be controlled within 6g per day.

4. Not treating common infections quickly and properly: Common infections, such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, common cold etc, usually triggers or aggravates kidney damage. They do this by causing an acute attack of acute glomerulonephritis or chronic nephritis. So, you will see that people who get kidney disease for the first time or whose illness condition becomes worse usually present in hospitals with a history of cold or sore throat.

If after having cold, symptoms like blood in urine, swelling, headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, poor appetite appear, you should consult your doctor immediately, to assess your kidney functions, and start treatment if compromised.

5. Eating too much meat: Eating too much meat and protein can increase the metabolic load of the kidney. For those suffering from proteinuria, meat consumption too may aggravate protein leakage, worsening renal pathological lesion.

It is suggested that protein intake should be 0.8g/kg per day. This means that a person with 50 kg should consume 40g of protein per day. Meat consumption per day should be limited within 300g.

6. Not eating enough:This is equally as dangerous as eating too much, both of them will lead damages to your digestive organs where is full of mucosal tissues. Mucosal tissues relates closely to your immune system. This is why many kidney failure patients are diagnosed with “autoimmune kidney damages”.

7. Painkiller abuse: The use of analgesics for a prolonged duration may reduce the flow blood and greatly affect kidney function. In addition, patients with analgesic-induced renal failure are more likely to suffer from bladder cancer.

Use analgesics only when it’s absolutely necessary, learn to rest instead of taking to the bottles. If you have been on pain killers for a long term, it’s about time you had a test to access you renal function done.

8. Missing your drugs: Hypertension and diabetes have been shown to precipitate or accelerate kidney damage, so if you are diagnosed as having any of these disease don’t live your life in denial, USE YOUR DRUGS.

This will ultimately help control your condition while also helping to preserve your kidneys.

9. Drinking too much alcohol: Drinking alcohol without limitation may cause the deposition of uric acid in renal tubules, causing tubular obstruction and increasing risks of kidney failure.

10. Not resting enough: In our society, hypertension as a severe threat to life is largely due to stress. A common symptom of stress is insomnia. Blood pressure may increase by an average of 2-5mg/Hg because of insomnia. Chronically elevated blood pressure can cause damage to kidney capillaries giving rise to kidney problems. Thus, we need to develop a good attitude to life and strike a good balance between work and rest to protect your kidneys and live a healthy life.

At the early stage of kidney diseases, there are usually no special symptoms, so lots of patients are not diagnosed until the acute attack appears or the illness condition develops into the late stage. So you should endeavor to do kidney function test from time to time to assess how healthy your kidneys are.

Never ignore the soreness of waist, swelling of the feet, changes in urine color or volume, increase in night urination, palor, high blood pressure and other such symptoms. Once found, you should go and see your doctor immediately. 

Benefits of Sesame Oil

  • Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:29 am

I got Sesame oil to light the lamps while worshipping. Little did I know its benefits when I started using it in my cooking. Intuitively, I felt that it probably was a better choice to cook with compared to other oils like Canola or Vegetable oil. I was quite surprised when I came across this article on the health benefits of Sesame Seeds and decided to copy the whole article here for later reference to be inspired by…….

The more I learn about this precious seed, the more I want to share it with other people. I’m an enthusiastic eater of all sorts of seeds, but sesame seeds in the form of tahini and oil are favorites of mine.

20 Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds

1. Full of Great Protein 
Sesame seeds are full of high quality protein making up 20 percent of the seed with 4.7 grams of protein per ounce.

2. Helps Prevent Diabetes
Sesame seeds contain magnesium and other nutrients. Sesame oil has been shown to 
prevent diabetes, and it can also improve plasma glucose in hypersensitive diabetics.

3. Reduces Blood Pressure
The same study above reveals how sesame oil lowers blood pressure in diabetics. Sesame seeds are full of 
magnesium – a key nutrient known to help lower blood pressure.


We’re used to seeing white sesame seeds used in baking, but black sesame seeds are richer in certain nutrients.

4. Lowers Cholesterol
Sesame helps lower cholesterol levels, because it contains phytosterols that block cholesterol production. Black sesame seeds are especially high in phytosterols.

5. Good for Digestion 
The high fiber content of sesame seeds helps the intestines with elimination.

6. For Healthy Skin
The high zinc content helps produce collagen, giving skin more elasticity and helping repair damaged body tissues. Regular use of sesame oil can reduce skin cancer. Learn more about 
Sesame Benefits For Your Skin.

7. Boosts Heart Health

Sesame seed oil can help heart health by preventing atherosclerotic lesions with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound known as sesamol.


Sesame is good for the skin both topically and internally.


8. Prevents Cancer
Sesame seeds contain anti-cancer compounds including 
phytic acid, magnesium and phytosterols. Sesame seeds have the highest phytosterol content of all seeds and nuts.

9. Helps Lessen Anxiety
Sesame seeds contain the stress-relieving minerals magnesium and calcium. Sesame also contains the calming vitamins thiamin and tryptophan that help produce serotonin, which reduces pain, assists moods and helps you sleep deeply.

10. Alleviates Anemia
Black sesame seeds are particularly rich in iron, so they’re highly recommended for those with anemia and weakness.

11. Protects from Radiation Damage to DNA
Sesamol in sesame seeds and sesame oil, 
has been shown to protect against DNA damage caused by radiation.

12. Relieves Arthritis
The high copper content in sesame seeds prevents and relieves arthritis, and strengthens bones, joints and blood vessels.

13. Protects Your Liver from Alcohol
Sesame helps protect you from alcohol’s impact on your liver, helping you maintain healthy liver function.


Depending on what flours were used, the sesame seed topping might be healthiest part of this bagel.

14. Prevents Wrinkles
Sesame seed oil prevents harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun from damaging your skin, thus preventing the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation.

15. Encourages Bone Health and Prevents Osteoporosis
A handful of sesame seeds contains more 
calcium than a glass of milk. Also the high zinc content of sesame boosts bone mineral density.

16. Help Your Baby’s Health

A sesame oil massage 
improves growth and improves sleep. Rashes on a baby’s skin — especially where the diaper is — can be protected with sesame seed oil by rubbing it in. As a bonus, sesame also helps reverse dry skin.

17. Good for Eye Health: In traditional Chinese medicine there is a relationship between the liver and eyes. The liver sends blood to the eyes to support functioning. Black sesame seeds are the best for this.


Oil pulling with sesame is an ancient technique to improve teeth and gums.


18. Good for Oral Health: 
Oil pulling, has been used for oral health for thousands of years in Ayurveda to reduce 
dental plaque, whiten your teeth and boost overall health. Learn How To Do Oil Pulling.

19. Good for Respiratory HealthThe magnesium in sesame seeds helps prevent respiratory disorders by preventing airway spasm and asthma.

20. Hair Benefits: Sesame seed oil is full of nutrients which are needed for a healthy scalp and hair. See how to use sesame oil in the hair here.

Sesame seeds deserve to be highly honored as an affordable food that deeply nourishes the body on many levels. With sesame’s many health benefits I consider it a PowerFood along with green tea, lemons, garlic, honey and turmeric.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/20-health-benefits-of-sesame-you-wont-believe.html#ixzz3ae2l4rKU

Metformin Reduces Vitamin B12 Which Leads To Neuropathy

  • Posted on May 19, 2015 at 2:19 pm

 

Neuropathy is a terrible condition and taking Vitamin B12 is a good option, but I wonder about its effectiveness when we continue to take medicines like Metformin and Omeprazole, etc. So at least, if we can reduce the intake of these medicines, we might fare a better chance in mitigating Neuropathy.

When you are diabetic it is not too uncommon to say that any other disease
you develop is a result of the complications from Diabetes.

I could not help feel guilty when I thought of this as I would blame myself for
not controlling my sugars for any health complaint I had. But when I read the above
article that one of the side effects of Metformin is that it reduces your vitamin B12 which leads to Neuropathy and not only that, but GERD related medicines such as Prevacid, Omeprazole which I used to take occasionally also reduce Vitamin B12 levels, it was a double whammy! Wow! so called beneficial medicines also cause side effects but nobody ever talks about it blatantly like the way they would about alternative medicines.

So I thought of taking a video on the subject to make everyone aware we need to incorporate alternative medicines in our regimen in addition to life style changes.

 

                             


                                                                                              HEART BURN

I didn’t know Metformin and GERD related medicines reduce vitamin B12 which leads to Neuropathy!

Watch the video where I explain in detail. I hope this video has been useful and I made my point. 

https://youtu.be/2aAqDGDXkyA

For more details you can refer to article at http://tiny.cc/Metformin

    

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY               GERD

Pain in the Feet can be awful as shown in the above graphic picture!

Solution: Take Vitamin B12 Supplements to prevent Neuropathy and implement natural remedies for heartburn

              


        Neuropathy Support Formula         Raise Your Head While Sleeping To Acid Reflux

Overcoming Pain

  • Posted on October 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Pain is usually the common underlying condition of any disease. It is more like triggering an alarm system that signals an abnormality going

on in the body. Whether it is a side effect of an existing condition or a disease in itself, most doctors treat it by giving pain killers like ibuprofen

and other stronger medications which have their own side effects when used in high doses or continuous administration.

Here is a list of ten tips as recommended in the Power of Pain blog site.

• Don’t smoke. It can worsen chronic pain.
• Learn deep breathing or meditation to help with chronic pain.
• Reduce stress in your life. Stress intensifies chronic pain.
• Boost chronic pain relief with the natural endorphins from exercise.
• Cut back on alcohol, which can worsen sleep problems.
• Join a support group. Meet others living with chronic pain.
• Track your pain level and activities every day.
• Learn biofeedback to decrease pain severity.
• Eat a healthy diet if you’re living with chronic pain.
• Find ways to distract yourself from pain so you enjoy life more.

My Philosophy: No Pain, no pain!

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I heard the above quote “ no pain, no pain,” when I watched Elliot Krane’s video on The Mystery of Chronic Pain on Ted Talks series. I couldn’t help laughing and I thought that was an interesting quote because really, we do not have to accept pain as a normal way of life!

Pain Relief

FGXPress Power strip for relief of back pain

In many of the situations as Dr. Krane explained in the video most often the doctors treat pain symptomatically with Ibuprofen. Often exercise is another recommendation made but it is really difficult to go thru those exercises when in pain. Yet in many cases of neuropathy and arthritis that is the very thing they recommend.
Recently, I came across 2 products that seem to have helped me in giving mobility and flexibility to cope with such physical pain and helped me to follow thru the exercises which are very essential to the body. They are Real Time Pain Relief and FGXPress Power Strips, which is FDA approved and classified as Class 1 Medical Device.

FGXPress Power StripsFGXpress Power Strips – Reported Benefits have included:
~ Restful sleep patterns
~ Improved energy and mood
~ Mental clarity, memory and sharper focus
~ Reduced stress and tension
~ Almost instant pain relief
~ Immune system boost
~ Increase muscular strength
~ Reduced inflammation
~ Less cravings for sugar or sweets
~ 24/7 detox and rebuild

 

 

There are many testimonials coming up from the users of these power strips who are suffering from various conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendinitis and different kinds of chronic pain such as back pain, leg pain and shoulder pain, etc.

If you want to minimize the side effects of medications like Ibuprofen etc, then you can combine this alternative all natural medical option as well in your regimen. FGXPress Power Strips is FDA approved and classified as a Class 1 Medical Device. It not only reduces pain but also strengthens the body with all the essential nutrients and also gives Reiki energy to the body continuously when worn 24/7. I would recommend trying it out for at least 30 days to assess its value.

 

YOUR HEALTH, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL WEALTH IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

  • Posted on September 8, 2013 at 12:30 am

YOUR BODY IS THE MEANS TO YOUR GOAL

Abundance

The body is like a vehicle in life. “Sharir Madhyam Khalu Dharma Sadhanam” is a Vedic quote meaning that the body is the means to the attainment of all dharma or right living and thinking..

The following is an excerpt from an Indian Newspaper.

“The Inner Voice carried an article apropos of World Cup football quoting Swami Vivekananda’s well-known observation: “You will be nearer to heaven playing football than studying the Bhagavad-Gita.” Quite a few people may have been baffled by this remark. Actually, the Swami was addressing a young, sickly-looking lad who wanted to acquire spirituality by studying the immortal classic and had come to the hero of the Chicago World Parliament of Religions to guide him. And guide he did! What Swami Vivekananda in effect was trying to drive home to the boy was that first he to ought to improve his health, become strong in body and mind in order to imbibe and translate into his life, the bold message of the Song Celestial.”

According to our Indian scriptures, the goals of life are four fold:
Dharma, artha, kama ,moksha.

 

The first goal to be achieved is to live righteously with a good sense of morality and ethics.
The second goal is to achieve material and financial success.
The third is the goal to fulfill one’s desires.
The fourth goal is to aim for Self Realization or liberation.

As quoted in the above excerpt, it is important to have good health and strong body and mind before one can aim for Self Realization and live by the spiritual principles. The first three goals are aimed at attaining material wealth in a dharmic or righteous manner to fulfill one’s desires.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN WANTING TO GET RICH


Here’s an excerpt from the first chapter of Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles:

“it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.

There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy. The man who does not
desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the man who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is abnormal.

There are three motives for which we live;
we live for the body,
we live for the mind,
we live for the soul.

No one of these is better or holier than the other; all are alike desirable, and no one of the three–body, mind, or soul–can live fully if either of the others is cut short of full life and expression. It is not right or noble to live only for the soul and deny mind or body; and it is wrong to live for the intellect and deny body or soul.”

HOW CAN WE GET RICH?

“Wages make you a living,which is fine, Profits make you a fortune,which is super fine.”- Jim Rohn

Many people think having a home based business or being involved in a network marketing company,is not possible for everybody. Some people still think it might be a scam or a pyramid. It is true that there are more stories of people failing in their businesses but the stories of those who are succeeding is either being minimized or thought to be unbelievable. The fact remains that more and more people are becoming successful and earning 5 to 6 figure incomes. It won’t be long when those numbers start increasing as for the predictions. As Eric Worre says in his book, “Go Pro – 7 steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional,” Network Marketing isn’t perfect…..it’s just BETTER!
Different people have different opinions about focusing only on one business or focusing on more than one. That question is debatable. In the regular traditional job of working in a corporate company where you depend entirely on your own efforts and time you can earn only one stream of income. It is only through Network marketing that you can earn multiple streams of income.
As pointed out earlier, as humans we have needs on all three levels of body, mind and spirit. The products out there are numerous and so we have every opportunity to promote more than one product. Different people have affinity for different products. So it is always advantageous to be able to offer more than one product to your customers.

THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL OF ALL KNOWLEDGE


“Life has advanced so far, and become so complex, that even the most ordinary man or woman requires a great amount of wealth in order to live in a manner that even approaches completeness. Every person naturally wants to become all that they are capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature; we cannot help wanting to be all that we can be.

Success in life is becoming what you want to be; you can become what you want to be only by making use of things, and you can have the free use of things only as you become rich enough to buy them. To understand the science of getting rich is therefore the most essential of all knowledge.”

 

 

 

OrganoGold Coffee Helps you lose weight and also gives you Energy.

  • Posted on January 2, 2013 at 11:48 pm

 

Energy

If Only We Could Capture that Elusive Energy

I was just thinking the other day that there was a time when I was always complaining about not having enough energy in the day. In fact, that used to be my mantra; I have no energy. When I constantly complained that to my doctor husband, he asked me to have my blood work done and I found that I had all ‘normal’ readings. So I couldn’t for the life of me understand why I did not have enough energy to do the chores that my peers were able to accomplish in the day.

Later I found that my blood sugars were abnormal and I had developed ‘Diabetes’. I had also gained a lot of weight that became an additional burden on my system. Diabetes can be a blessing in disguise if you learn how to control it. It requires a complete overhaul of your system in terms of changing your life style. Learning to control Diabetes has been a journey for me in terms of changing my life style. All that doctors did for me is to prescribe medications and address the disease process it self and recommend a balanced nutritious diet and include a daily exercise plan. However, it still did not help my energy levels.

I found a significant difference in my energy levels when I first took Noni concentrated juice. I used to take a few drops of the Noni juice sub-lingually, under my tongue 2 hours before or after lunch or breakfast. My energy levels were noticeably boosted when I first took it and went for my daily walk in the park when I whizzed thru my 10 rounds without stopping in between the rounds like I normally did. Even the other people in the park commented on my new found energy!

A few months later I chanced upon Ganoderma coffee when a friend of mine in India introduced it to me. I had run out of the regular instant coffee when he was visiting me. So he told me to try his healthier coffee for a month and sold me a box. I was not really keen on changing my brand of coffee but took it anyway because I was feeling lazy to go out and get my regular coffee.

The first thing I noticed was that I had a sustainable energy level through out the day and secondly I was very alert as well without craving for caffeine. I was just glad that I was not craving for a second or third cup of coffee a couple of hours later like I normally did with my regular coffee. This box lasted me for a month after which I went back to my regular coffee. But after about 2 months of my regular coffee I noticed that I did not have that ‘sense of well being’ that I had when I was taking the Ganoderma coffee.

I was back in the US and didn’t know any distributor who would sell me the Ganoderma coffee. So I was on the look out for a distributor. I finally found an ad in the yoga institute for Organo Gold Coffee and immediately ordered my box for the month. Since I knew I was going to drink OG coffee every day I looked into the opportunity and was awe struck by their leadership and compensation plan. I also heard a lot of testimonials on the benefits of Ganoderma and met a lot of ordinary people like me, who were successful in this company and who had improved their life style tremendously as a result.

I can definitely say that Ganoderma has improved my overall health, controlled my weight and increased my energy on a continuous and sustainable level. Having energy is a great wealth bec ause it gives you strength to do all the things you set out to do.

You can find a meeting where this opportunity is presented live in different cities. Visit the Organo Gold site  for a schedule of events in different cities and go order healthy coffee now!