Ketogenic Lifestyle

The KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE  does not require counting calories, restricted portion sizes, maintaining a rigorous exercise regime or superhuman willpower to succeed.

The KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE offers an entirely different approach to weight loss and in the process many improvements to your health. Due to the use of ketogenic foods based on high fat, low [Read more…]

Stress and Weight Gain

Stress is a way of life in the 21st century. For some people stress is often tied to an increase in appetite. It is a time of setting priorities and getting through the rough times. Feelings of anxiety and depression are contributing to a need for comfort and to balance the immediate crisis the go to remedy – food. [Read more…]

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of intentional relaxation and focusing, a state between wakefulness and sleep. It can be described as a co-operative interaction and enhanced capacity to responds to suggestions presented by the hypnotist.

Typical uses of clinical hypnosis include the elimination of addictions, assist in weight loss, control anxieties, promote self-improvement and performance, including pain management and overall well-being.

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Surviving Sugar Addiction

Our world is filled with intensely pleasurable treats and they have become part of our lifestyles and routines.  That spoonful of sugar makes your coffee taste better and dessert can feel like the best part of the meal.

Some of the sugar cravings are relentless and usually happen when you need a boost of energy like mid morning or the middle of the afternoon.

Sugar can be used to sweeten a cup of coffee, tea or soda or consumed [Read more…]

Fatigue and Depression

Being sluggish and tired is often caused by foods low in nutritional values and by a lack of exercise. This makes sense, when we are tired we tend to be less active and by being less active we are prone to burn less calories. This is a recipe for low energy and weight gain.

This situation is sabotaging all our best intentions to stay fit and active and can lead to frustration and depression, accompanied by negative thoughts and more destructive behaviour. [Read more…]

Causes of Weight Gain

There are many causes for gaining weight, but some of the main reasons are related to our genetic make-up. Every cell in the body has a central control system, the nucleus which controls our genes and chromosomes.

The blueprint or operational manual responsible for our physical make-up, our hereditary traits and natural inclinations are stored in our DNA. [Read more…]

Original Ancient Grains

Due to the interest in living healthier lifestyles there is a renewed interest in ancient grains. A rise in food allergies is making wheat and especially gluten one of the most controversial foods in recent years.

Research has shown that ancient grains often provide a richer source of nutrients such as protein, Vitamin B2, iron, phosphorus, copper, selenium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc and many others. [Read more…]

Food is Information

Every bite, every calorie we consume is sending a signal to our body. And just like an instructional manual it is providing step by step directions of how the calories consumed have different biological effects.

Some of these calories are addictive, such as sugar and chocolate, some are promoting weight gain and create a variety of health conditions and [Read more…]

The Diabetes Epidemic

dreamstime_m_8976126-Diabetes worldwide is becoming a major issue with large numbers of individuals being diagnosed yearly and many living in a pre-diabetic state. In the US alone 28.5 million people are living with diabetes, that is a shocking 8.3% of the population and in addition there are 1.9 million new cases diagnosed every year and at least 7 million un-diagnosed with another 79 million being pre-diabetic. [Read more…]

Super Bugs Cause Thousands of Deaths

So-called Super Bugs cause thousands of deaths and disfigurements every year. Public health officials are alarmed and in recent years MRSA alone was responsible for half of all skin infections treated in the North American emergency rooms.

In normal situations, like a cut finger or a scraped knee, the wound will heal on its own, but sometimes wounds become infected with bacteria causing more tissue damage.

Though the practice is uncommon in the United States, honey is successfully used elsewhere on wounds and burns that are [Read more…]

Antibiotics and Bacterial/Viral Infections

Anti-biotics and Bacterial/Viral InfectionsOften the label bacteria or virus are used interchangeably, although there is a significant difference between the two forms.

The biggest difference between viruses and bacteria is that viruses must have a living host – like a plant, animal or human – to multiply, while most bacteria can grow on non-living surfaces. Bacteria are [Read more…]

The Amazing Benefits of Oil Pulling

Astonishing results have been accomplished by practicing the age old Ayurvedic tradition of oil pulling. The exciting factor of this healing method is its simplicity. All it takes is a tablespoon of cold pressed sesame, sunflower or unrefined coconut oil to get to some of the root causes of chronic conditions and health problems.

It is most beneficial to practice oil pulling in the morning before brushing your teeth, before breakfast – on an empty stomach. The art [Read more…]

Raw food: More powerful than most medicines

hThe original diet of humans was only raw food, before the discovery of fire and unnatural processing. A raw food diet is more powerful than most medicines, since natural nutrition is full of powerful nutrients and free of chemical additives or preservatives.

The Caveman diet is a version of the raw food diet, named for ancient humans in extreme conditions, who consumed raw food of their local environment. Grains were [Read more…]

Stiletto Heels in Great Demand

dreamstime_m_44608766-There is no denying that high heels and platform shoes are very popular . The history of high heels dates back many centuries and there are some fascinating facts about high heeled shoes and their origin.

Foot wear has changed through the times and the first stiletto heels date back to about 1000 BC. Throughout history they took on various roles and besides having functional value they were an indicator of social stature and importance.   [Read more…]

Fasting to Kick-Start Your Weight Loss

dreamstime_m_5546688Fasting can play an important part in getting you started to lose weight and is beneficial for overweight and obese individuals. A fast can last as little as 12 hours or can be extended to a period of 7 days.

Intermittent fasting has been embraced by many religions as a form of cleansing and great ancient personalities like Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Pythagoras promoted water fasting as a way to remove toxins and impurities from the body. [Read more…]

Quantum Connection

Quantum is the Latin word for amount and is used to describe the smallest possible unit of any physical property, such as energy or matter. This framework is responsible for any number of bizarre phenomena—theoretical cats that are simultaneously dead and alive  and particles miles apart that can communicate instantaneously. [Read more…]

Vaccination – Immunization

Vaccination - ImmunizationVaccination is the administration of antigenic material (vaccine) to stimulate adaptive immunity for a disease. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate the effects of infection by many pathogens.

Inoculation is the placement of something that will grow or reproduce, and is most commonly used in respect of the introduction of a serum, a vaccine or antigenic substance into the body of a human or animal, especially to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease. [Read more…]

Fake Foods and Empty Calories

How much of the food we eat on a regular basis is real and how much is fake? Are we consuming real, wholesome grains, fruits and vegetables or some look-alike, taste-alike substitutes?

Are the hormone and anti-biotic added animal products and the farm-raised fish offerings the same as the free range and organically raised live stock? [Read more…]

Everything is Energy

Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help but to get that reality. it can be no other way. “This is not philosophy, this is physics.”

Albert Einstein

 

The Dental Connection to Chronic Illness

Is it possible that your teeth have a biological effect on other parts of your body? In order to understand this concept, let us consider the therapeutic effects of Chinese acupuncture.

Chinese acupuncture believes there is a universal life energy called Chi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate [Read more…]

Sexual Activity and Hair Loss

In Chinese medicine, which has its roots in Taoism, it is widely accepted that there is a direct correlation between kidney/adrenal health and the health of the hair.

It has been recorded in both Taoist (Chinese) and Ayurvedic (Indian) medical texts for thousands of years that there is a connection between sexual activity in men and hair loss. It is maintained that excessive emission by men during intercourse or otherwise puts tremendous stress on the kidneys and results in pattern hair loss for those genetically predisposed. [Read more…]

Which Diets Works Best?

Which Diet Works BestThere are many different weight loss plans and products available today. Most will give you some results while others are strictly a temporary fad created by someone’s imagination. Most restrictions of high fat, high carbs and high sugar will temporarily work and could give you the desired results if you could only stick to it long enough and modify your overall eating habits. [Read more…]

Andropause and Weight Gain

Andropause or male menopause – defines a gradual decline of androgenic hormones such as testosterone in the human male with its associated side effectIs there such a thing as a male menopause? Hormonal changes are real, and the symptoms can range from loss of libido and erectile dysfunction to fatigue, depression and night sweats.

This gradual change usually happens between the ages of 45 to 55, but the production of testosterone declines gradually starting at the age of 30 at the rate of about one percent a year.

There is also a strong connection between weight gain and andropause related hormonal changes. Declining testosterone levels and an increase in cortisol promote an increase in body fat around the midsection and a decrease in muscle mass.

A high degree of stress during this time can lead to an increase in appetite, low energy and fatigue and less physical activity which is a sure way to weight gain.

Essential Amino Acids

Proteins are made up of smaller molecules called amino acids – these are the building blocks needed for growth, maintenance and repair. Some can be produced by our own body, while we must get others from the foods we eat. [Read more…]

Acidophilus (Lactobacillus) and Bifidobacterium

Our good bacteria is most commonly disrupted by excessive sugar and carbohydrate consumption, stress, drinking chlorinated water, excessive alcohol consumption and the frequent use of colas and other carbonated beverages.

Most over the counter medications and prescriptions of anti-biotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers and anti-biotics are also to blame for an interruption in our good bowel flora flora. [Read more…]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Formula

 The average person will gain approximately two pounds per year and that doesn’t seem to be much of a concern, but over the period of 10 years this amounts to about 20 pounds, over 20 years to 40 pounds and over a period of 30 years it can add up to 60 pounds.

One day you look in the mirror and you ask yourself “How did this happen”. You know the answer. Even if you have been following a reasonably healthy lifestyle, a slower metabolism and a sedentary lifestyle can make you gain weight in all the wrong places. There is a way to lose weight quickly and safely.

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DNA – The Genetic Blueprint

dreamstime_s_33103768-DNAAt the center of every living creature on the planet is a blueprint of its genetic makeup. This is called DNA and it influences everything from the organisms’ physical structure to its appearance and even its mental processes. It is interesting to note however, that for all our vast differences, our DNA is actually a lot more alike than different. [Read more…]

Acid / Base Metabolism

Acid / Base MetabolismMost Western diets contain too many acids relative to alkaline substances, especially animal proteins vs vegetables products. In addition most people are under a great deal of stress and these two factors combined over time, create  long-term acid stress in the body. Our bodies have a great capacity to buffer acids but over time these systems become chronically over-burdened. Ultimately, acids are [Read more…]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

dreamstime_m_35188315-Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD primarily affects people during the fall and winter season. It is a form of depression, with periods of being sad, angry or irritable and may leave you feeling more tired than usual.

The shorter days and the lack of sun light, especially in areas located far from the equator can disturb your internal clock and you may feel the need to sleep more than usual. [Read more…]

If You Have A Heart Attack – Insist On This

dreamstime_m_21122666-If you end up in the emergency room with a heart attack, make sure you insist on a 2 cc injection of magnesium sulfate.

In double-blind, placebo-controlled scientific study, they looked at 273 patients who were admitted to the hospital for a heart attack. The study published in one of the most prestigious medical journals revealed that after 4 weeks, the people who received the magnesium, [Read more…]

Egyptian Magic

sm----cc--sThe Original Skin Cream with a Magical Touch

Based on the Ancient Formula used by Cleopatra for her legendary radiant and glowing skin.

Egyptian Magic is one of the most natural multi-purpose skincare products in the world, made with the blessings and guidance of our ancestors [Read more…]

Carbs and Sugar

dreamstime_m_53705203 (1)-xCarbohydrates consist of complex long-chain and short-chain carbohydrates or sugars.  All the cells – the cells in the brain – more than the rest – depend on glucose for energy and to function properly. The body makes glucose by splitting complex sugars and carbohydrates into their basic units – mostly sugar. [Read more…]

Is Raw Milk Healthy?

Milk straight from the cow to the calf is similar to breast-feeding a baby. Raw milk has ingredients from the pasture and the environment the cow is raised in to protect its off-spring from possible diseases and health conditions the calf may encounter after birth.

This heathy bacteria is the base of the early immune system and serves to protect the growing calf until its own immune system can take over. [Read more…]

15 Ways To Leave Your Blubber

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This book presents an entertaining and yet serious look at today’s obesity epidemic – explaining step by step the actions required to a permanent weight loss.  An easy to understand guide to a healthier and slimmer you.

With entertaining illustrations it is an easy read and an enjoyable experience not to be missed. If you are serious about weight loss, this could be the answer you have been looking for.

 

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Syndrome X

If you are putting on weight around the waistline despite healthy eating habits. If you feel constantly tired, relying on snacks or coffee to get you through the day? The problem might be Syndrome X.

A commonly accepted definition of Syndrome X, also referred to as metabolic syndrome, might be a generalized disorder whose four main symptoms are hyperglycemia (a greater than normal amount of glucose in the blood)  hyper-lipidemia (an excess level of blood fat), [Read more…]

Natural Probiotics and Superfood

Long before freezers and canning machines were available people in ancient times knew how to preserve fruits and vegetables in season for the long winters when food was scarce.

The fermentation process was accomplished through lacto-fermentation, converting the sugars into lactic-acid and giving the fermented foods its characteristic sour taste. [Read more…]

Doctor Talk

doctor talkIt is obvious that most of the information accumulated by your doctor comes from you.  Therefore you are best qualified to keep your own organized records in a notebook, a file or on your computer. These records should include any allergies, sensitivities, unusual bleeding or discharges, pain or other symptoms experienced by you and any unusual events in your life such as trauma (physical and emotional), falls and injuries. [Read more…]

Isolation and Special Care

dreamstime_m_41414453-When someone is known to be infected with a contagious disease, they are placed in isolation and special care with precautions taken to protect the uninfected.

The practice of isolation or quarantine – the separation of the diseased from the healthy – has been around for a long time. Quarantine periods can vary in length and can be very short, such as in the case of a [Read more…]

Dimples – A Mark of Beauty

hDimples are considered a mark of beauty and loveliness. They are most prominent during wide smiles showing small folds or indentations in the fleshy part of the cheek. The truth is that dimples are actually genetic defects and are caused by shortened facial muscles.

When some people smile, they have dimples in one or both cheeks. Dimples most often occur on both the cheeks and are rarely one [Read more…]

Born With A Silver Spoon

Most people know the saying “Born with a silver spoon”. This means that the child would never want for anything. Since the 17th century the silver spoon symbolizes great fortune and privilege and prosperous individuals would present them to newborns.

The ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome have known for thousands of years that silver had anti-bacterial properties and used [Read more…]

The Four Basic Female Body Shapes

The female figure is a combination of a woman’s skeletal structure and the quantity and distribution of muscle and fat. A woman’s body type is often expressed by bust, waist and hip measurements.

Estrogen level have a significant impact on a female’s body shape, especially during the productive years. Besides other functions, estrogen promotes the development of female secondary sexual characteristics, such as breasts and the widening of the hips. [Read more…]

Health Benefits of Sulfur

After calcium and phosphorus, sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in the body. It is concentrated mostly in muscles tissue, skin and bones. A shortage of sulfur contributes to loss of elasticity in connective tissues and cartilage leading to stiff muscles, painful joints, sagging skin and wrinkles. [Read more…]

How Are Your Communication Skills?

Effective language and communication skills are tremendously important. Words have meaning and the conscious choices and phrases of verbal communication play a vital part in personal interactions. It is an asset to have an open and friendly and disposition along with a warm smile and a winning personality.

Finding the right words to express your feelings or to present an idea are skills that can be learned and can be improved with practice and adapted to different situation. These efforts will enhance your [Read more…]

How Long Will You Live – 3 Tests

hMost people have a desire to live life to the fullest with a combination of quantity and quality.

There are many parameters that may determine how long you live, however, this short article presents the findings of five researchers who identified three simple tests you can do at home to measure your ability to increase years to your life. [Read more…]

Allergies At An All-Time High

With allergies being at an all-time high the need for high quality products promoting the elimination of dust, mite, mold, mildew, fungus and pet dander is an essential step in keeping allergies under control.

The materials most likely causing the distress are the pillows and mattresses saturated with dust mites and other allergens after an [Read more…]

Tongue Diagnosis

Tongue diagnosis is an integral part of taking a medical history in Chinese medicine.

Chinese medicine practitioners believe the appearance of your tongue can reveal a lot about your health. Different areas of the tongue are believed to reflect the state of the different organ systems. If there is an unusual color, coating, and/or shape in a certain area, special attention is paid to the corresponding organ system. [Read more…]

Children’s Exposure to Bacteria

Is the pursuit of a bacteria-free world making us sick? The rising incidence of asthma and allergies in the developed world could be tied to the relatively sterile environments our children live in compared to a generation ago. Children are not exposed to harmful bacteria and consequently are given antibiotics to kill bacteria, do not receive the [Read more…]

Ancient Chinese Secret

It is reported that after China discovered silk, they chose to keep it a secret from the rest of the world for nearly 2000 years! While man has spent decades trying to copy silk with products like synthetic satin, nothing has ever come close to providing the benefits of the real thing.Sleeping with a silk pillow case is an ancient Chinese beauty secret. In fact, it is also known as the anti-aging secret to prevent wrinkles and hair loss. [Read more…]

What is Consciousness?

dreamstime_s_36981916-quantum-Consciousness shows up in our creativity and acts of free will, or when we make a moral decision. The spectrum of consciousness extends form universal consciousness to species consciousness to individual human consciousness, to organ consciousness and may exist at the molecular and atomic levels as well.

In behavioral psychology, which is based on materialistic science, the opinion is that the mechanism of the body determines even thoughts of [Read more…]

White Fat vs Brown Fat

In humans and mammals two types of adipose tissue or fats are present. Brown fat is mostly found in infants and hibernating mammals – white adipose tissue or white fat is common in adults. One of its functions is to store the extra calories, nutrients and energy and it is also responsible for ever expanding waistlines, muffin tops, love handles and bulging thighs. [Read more…]