Thursday, December 27, 2018

Want to stay Slim or Even Lose Weight This Winter? Simple Natural Solutions

Winter months seem especially hard months to lose weight and are often a time we gain weight. With holiday overeating, curling up inside to stay warm and reducing our activity level, or eating our favorite comfort foods to fight off depression of shorter light hours, it's no wonder the pounds stack up. The key to lose weight is to optimize calories. The more nutritious our calorie intake the less we need to take in to satisfy the body.

Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are the nutrients most food contains and each has calories. Too many calories means an increase in weight. How many calories a person needs depends on factors such as their age, height, and how physically active they are.
Men typically need between 1800 -2500 calories a day and women typically need between 1200 to 2000 calories per day. Teens need even more. A healthy diet consisting of low fat dairy products, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins provides the calories we need. A healthy body that is getting the nutrition it craves reduces the cravings for too many calories or those deplete of nutrients like sodas and sweets.

Diet for Weight Loss
We've all seen how diets don't work. We tend to stick with a diet for a while, see results and then watch the pounds return and oftentimes increase. With some diets the body starts to feel "starved" after a while and begins insisting that we feed it more. Other diets just become stale and limiting and we eventually drift away from them. The best diet is to stick with eating an amount of healthy nutritious foods appropriate for your age, height, physical activity level and any medical conditions you may have.

Physical Activity for Weight Loss
Another consideration when it comes to weight loss is adding how many calories we have taken in during a day and subtracting how many calories we have used up. Burning calories through physical activity or exercise is a necessary part of weight loss. If you are physically active, then you can burn off some of the calories you have eaten. Even if you don't have a regular exercise program, just finding ways to add extra movement to your day can help burn off calories. For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk or ride a bike whenever you can instead of driving, do your own yard work instead of hiring someone, go for a walk on your lunch break. All these types of activities can help subtract calories from your total at the end of the day.

Reduce Stress for Weight Loss
Stress is another consideration in weight loss. When we are over stressed the adrenal glands release a hormone that increases the blood sugar and allows fat to be stored. Many of us also turn to eating extra to deal with stress and the foods we often crave are high in fat, carbohydrates and sugar.

Healthy Digestive System for Weight Loss
A healthy digestive system that breaks down foods and processes the nutrients into a form the body can use is another key factor. This role primarily falls to digestive enzymes. Each of us is born with a certain supply of enzymes at birth. As we get older our internal enzyme supply is naturally depleted. One study shows that a 60 year old has 50% fewer enzymes than a 30 year old. Unless we stop the one-way-flow out of the body of enzyme energy, our digestive eliminative capacities weaken; obesity and chronic illness set in.

What can you do to stop enzyme depletion and all its symptoms? Enzyme therapy! Enzyme therapy adds enzymes back into your system faster than you deplete them, thus building up your reserve. When your body has more enzymes than it needs for just digestion, it uses the extra enzymes for healing, repair and renewal.

Natural Solutions for Winter Weight Loss
1. SUPPLEMENT NUTRITON: Supplement your diet with nutrient rich blue green algae. This can help add the nutrients your body may not be getting from foods. So many of our foods today do not have the proper nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy. Here is a convenient way to get the nutrients of blue green algae, enzymes providing active antioxidants that fight free-radical destruction, and acidophilus and bifidus to support digestive health.

2. DRINK: Water, that is. When it's cold outside we tend to drink less water. But to move toxins and fat out of your system your body needs plenty of pure water. One simple way to get all the water you need is to drink warm water with a little lemon or sea salt in it.

3. EAT: More often. Studies have shown that eating more often (every three hours or so) can increase metabolism and reduce body fat. Read "The 3-Hour Diet: How Low-Carb Diets Make You Fat and Timing Makes You Thin" by Jorge Cruise for great guidelines.

4. GO GREEN: This whole bluegreen algae and the heart of the bluegreen algae with the cell wall removed  have the highest chlorophyll content of any food, and are a high source of protein. Chlorophyll is essential to helping your body stay efficient, and protein helps your body build lean muscle (which burns lots of calories).

5. ENZYMES: For a natural and healthy way to keep your metabolism high and your fat content low, add enzymes to your regimen between and at meals. Enzymes help boost your metabolism. These enzymes  contain amylase, cellulase, lipase, protease, and lactase for more efficient digestion to avoid the after-meal energy slump. These enzymes with an extra boost contain cayenne and other substances to increase metabolism, burn fat, digest a broad spectrum of substances, and clean up waste in the body. Always take enzymes with pure, non-chlorinated water (since chlorine is one of the main culprits that depletes the body of enzymes).

6. GET CLEAN: Sometimes you just need to clean up your system to stay slim. Try a 3 to 5 day juice fast. Staying clean inside helps you stay lean outside!

So remember, balance calories in with calories out, keep to a diet of nutrient rich foods, maintain a healthy digestive system and stay physically active and you'll find a healthier, slimmer you this winter.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Natural Ways to Feel Calm

When you wake up in the morning, do you pause to enjoy that calm moment of peace between sleeping and waking? And wouldn't it been nice if you could experience that feeling of peace and calm during the day?

You can, naturally. While our techno-driven society tends to make us speak, think, walk, and even digest faster than is natural, you can take steps to slow your body and mind so that you return to a state of peace.

Natural Supplements to Restore Calm
There are several natural substances in the body that get "eaten up" when we are stressed. These substances contribute to our sense of calm, so when they become scarce, we find it difficult to feel calm. Examples include B-vitamins, magnesium, and certain micronutrients that feed the brain.

To keep yourself calm and peaceful daily, consider adding these supplements to your daily regimen, especially during times of stress:

- Probiotics: Acidophilus and bifidus as two of the probiotics (good bacteria) that live in our gut. Part of their job is to produce B-vitamins, which are essential to a feeling of calm. Stress, drinking chlorinated water, and taking antibiotics can all kill the probiotics natural to our gut. Taking acidophilus and bifidus restores the populations of these beneficial bacteria, and allows our bodies to produce calming B-vitamins.

- Magnesium: Magnesium is an essential ingredient for muscle relaxation and overall body calm. Many of us lack magnesium. If your muscles are sore and tense, and you find that you just can't relax, consider adding magnesium to your daily regimen. Just be sure to start slowly, since once your body has absorbed enough magnesium it will release the rest via your colon, usually in the form of diarrhea.

- Brain Food: This bluegreen algae with the cell wall removed  contains rare micronutrients that can pass through the blood brain barrier and actually support the health of our brain cells. Most macro-nutrients cannot pass through this barrier, and hence tend to support overall body health while not helping our brains. To restore clarity of thought and mental energy, try adding this brain food to your daily regimen.

A feeling of peace and calm throughout the day is not only possible, but easy to achieve with some simple natural supplementation. Enjoy!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Holiday Stress and Emergency Kit

Do the holidays seem more stressful than joyful sometimes? For most of us, the holidays are a busy time characterized by extra activities, over-eating and travel. To keep the holidays joyful, we've put together a Holiday Stress and Emergency Pack that you can keep handy. Its contents will keep everyone feeling healthy and well.

Japanese Ume Plum Tar: For stomach upset, diarrhea or nausea. This can be found in your local health food store or online. A tiny amount of Ume Plum Tar will almost immediately improve the state of your digestive system and alleviate feelings of nausea.

Ginger: For nausea. Ginger in tincture form can be found in your local health food store. If nauseous or motion sick, take 2 to 4 drops orally or in tea to alleviate symptoms.

Vitamin C: For supporting the immune system. Vitamin C can be found in your local grocery or health food store in tablet, chewable or powder form. Take as directed.

Digestive Enzymes: For improving digestion and metabolism, and relieving symptoms of upset stomach as a result of over eating. Taking 2 to 4 enzymes with each meal supports the body in dealing with after-meal drowsiness and indigestion. Taking up to 5 enzymes between meals cleans the blood and increases the metabolism. Note: if you have ulcers, sprinkle the enzymes on food and do not take enzymes between meals.

Probiotics: For supporting the immune system, preventing the onset of colds and flus, and improving digestion. Did you know that acidophilus is Nature's antibiotic? If you feel you are about to catch a cold or flu, take 6 to 8 acidophilus with spring water, then take 2 every 2 hours thereafter. You can also increase fermented foods in your diet to get more of these good bacteria working for your digestive system and immune system.

Rescue Remedy: For acute stress. This wonderful Bach flower remedy can be found at your local health food store. Take 4 drops orally or put 4 drops in spring water and sip on it all day. Rescue Remedy relieves acute stress of all types - mental, emotional and physical. This is a handy remedy to keep with you at all times.

Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oils: For headaches. Essential oils of lavender or peppermint work great to relieve headache pain. You can use lavender oil for aromatherapy and inhale the scent, rub on pressure points inside your wrists and under your nose, or rub it on your temples. It also has the added benefits of anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and is great for cleaning dirty surfaces that might have germs. You can also get lavender tea to help in relaxing. Peppermint oil can be applied on the temple, behind ears, or on feet to help with headache pain.

AFA Blue Green Algae: For a steady source nutrients to fuel the body for energy and immune support. While sugar and caffeine provide temporary sources of energy, neither are permanent and both can cause you to "crash."  AFA blue green algae, scientifically proven to support your immune system, provides the whole food nutrition the body needs for a steady source of high energy and mental clarity to help make the holiday season more enjoyable.

Antioxidants: For detoxifying the body. Stress and over eating are 2 of the major contributors of toxins to our body, which cause us to feel tired and unwell. Antioxidants can help rid the body of these toxins and help repair the damage to cells caused by free radicals. The best food sources for antioxidants are brightly colored fruits and vegetables. If you don't get enough of these in your diet, you can also supplement it with wholefood nutrition such as found in this supplement  with a variety of sprouted foods or this one that contains the antioxidant ubiquinol (a form of CoEnzyme Q10 the body can easily use).

Make this your best holiday season ever by being prepared to combat the stress and discomforts of travel, family, and large holiday meals. Having some of these quick fix support tips can help keep you feeling your best to enjoy all the fun that comes with the holidays.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

5 Natural Solutions for Getting a Good Night's Sleep

In the equation for healthy living the recommendations usually include eating a healthy balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, exercise and getting a good night's sleep. These are general guidelines and what they mean can vary though from person to person. For example, every person needs a different amount of sleep, so what is a sufficient amount of sleep for one person may not be enough for another. You might even need different amounts of sleep on different nights depending on what's going on in your life. The quality of your sleep is also an important factor. Your quality of sleep determines how refreshed you feel when you wake up in the morning, and how much energy you have during the day.

The best way to determine how much sleep you need is to listen to your body. Pick a time when you don't have to be up at a certain time and experiment with waking up naturally instead of setting an alarm clock. See what time you wake up and how many hours you slept. Check in with how you feel with that amount of sleep, then adjust accordingly.

Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia
But what about for those who have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep. According to a study published in "USA Today" only 26% of Americans claim to get a good nights sleep only a few days a month and 24% of those surveyed claim to get a good nights sleep only a few days a week. Many sources report that Americans are sleep-deprived and lacking in daily energy. Most of those Americans reach for coffee in the morning and energy drinks in the afternoon. That of course leads to the energy crash that happens in the late afternoon or evening.

Natural Solutions To Help With Sleep
Here are some natural solutions that can help if you have insomnia or other sleep problems:

1. Train for Bedtime
Start training your body as to when it is time to sleep and when it is time to get up. Pick the same time each day to awaken and avoid naps during the day. Establish a nighttime routine that cues your body to get ready for sleep. Begin dimming the lights at least an hour before bedtime, put away all work and conflict situations. If you have things you are worried about, make a list and put it away in your calendar or day planner to deal with the next day. Instead engage in something calming such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, imagery, listening to soothing music, or taking a relaxing bath.

2. Herbs
There are herbs that can help some people with sleep problems. Valerian root and chamomile are two of these. Try incorporating slowly sipping a cup of Chamomile tea into your routine of relaxing before bedtime.

3. Exercise
Regular exercise can help with sleep problems. Do not include this in your bedtime routine however as it can also act as a stimulant. Exercise should be done at least 3 hours prior to your bedtime routine. Yoga and Tai Chi are good practices that have been found to be helpful with sleep problems.

4. Watch What You Eat
Eating a late meal or heavy snack before going to bed can activate your digestive system and keep you from being able to go to sleep. On the other hand, going to bed hungry can also prevent sleep. A light bedtime snack of complex carbohydrate or dairy foods like cereal and milk can be OK for some people.

5. Algae and Probiotics
Adding some probiotics and Super Blue Green Algae to your nightly regimen can really help you recharge while you sleep. 1-2 capsules before bed of algae with the cell wall removed, which is the core of the algae without the cell wall, relaxes the brain and allows you to get a peaceful night's rest. Adding 2-4 capsules of bifidus to your evening regimen can help ensure a restful sleep so you wake rested and confident. While digestive enzymes certainly help us digest our food, on a metaphysical level, they can also help us digest and "work through" the knotty problems of the day. If you're facing a difficult situation or problem and need some solutions, take 2-4 enzymes before bed. Chances are that you will awaken with the needed solution!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Natural Solutions for Weight Control During the Holidays

One of the many things we look forward to at the holidays is all the great holiday foods, but for the most part these traditional food treats don't fall into the healthy eating category. Between family dinners, holiday parties, community potlucks and grabbing fast food while traveling, there is lots of extra food around. Besides most of these holiday treats containing lots of sugar, fats and simple carbs, we also tend to overeat at holiday time. It's no wonder many of us enter the new year a few pounds heavier. And overeating can leave us miserable at the time too with heartburn, stomach cramping, diarrhea or constipation, and feeling heavy and bloated. Overeating puts pressure on the esophageal sphincter which is the muscle that is supposed to keep your food in the digestive areas, but when stuffed, food and acid are able to come back up resulting in heartburn or reflux. Just eating too much also puts added stress on the whole digestive system slowing it down causing constipation or stomach pain. Then of course there are all the added calories that if not burned off lead to weight gain which in itself can lead to digestive problems and pains. According to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor of nutrition and gastrointestinal physiology, Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, some foods in particular such as chocolate, coffee, alcohol, mints, and acidic foods are likely to cause acid reflux. Do any of these sound like holiday favorites that you overindulge in? I can think of a great many holiday treats containing these types of foods and with staying up late with family and late night travel, I know coffee is on my list of overindulgences at holiday time.

Part of the problem with holiday eating is that many of the foods are processed, canned and thoroughly cooked which means they don't have any enzymes working for you. These types of foods can lead to weight gain more readily than healthy foods and raw foods. Tufts University School of Medicine reported research findings that overweight people show a deficiency in the enzyme that digests fat, lipase. It's not only the foods themselves and how they are prepared that contribute to the weight gain we experience, but the stress of the holidays can also lead to overeating. When we are stressed, our bodies release cortisol which increases appetite and can lead to cravings for these less than healthy foods that are around in abundance at the holidays.

Natural Solutions to Holiday Overeating
Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, Russell Cohen, MD, and other experts advise planning ahead for the holidays and consciously planning to monitor the eating you do. You don't have to completely deprive yourself of holiday treats, but you also don't have to eat everything in sight. Just be aware of how much you indulge and be choosy about what and how much you will eat. Know in advance which parties or dinners you will be attending or what meals you will be eating out while traveling. For traveling it works well to pack some healthy snacks for the road or shop at an organic grocery type store to pick up pre-made meals instead of always eating out at restaurants. For parties and dinners, decide ahead of time how many treats you will allow yourself and stick to that plan. If you are really looking forward to your mom's homemade pie, then maybe you will skip on the mashed potatoes. Also look for veggies and healthier foods being served amongst all the holiday treats and opt for those when you can. Just exercising some moderation with smaller servings or a bite of several things rather than large scoops of each can help you from putting on too much excess weight and not leave you feeling miserable with digestive complaints after the meal. Some other tips to consider for holiday eating include:

Slow It Down – According to John Clarke, MD, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, eating slowly can help you avoid the discomforts to your digestive system and it can help keep you from overeating. Your system works better when not stuffed, so spreading out what enters the stomach at one time keeps your digestive system working better and acts as an appetite suppressant. Slow your meal down by taking your time in choosing what dishes you will indulge in, taking the time to chew and savor the taste, and spend some time visiting with others in between bites.

Go Easy on the Alcohol – What you drink during the holidays can be as important as what you eat, so consider it in your planning. Alcohol, soda, and coffee can all cause digestive problems, irritate the stomach and lead to heartburn. Drinking too much alcohol can also affect you mentally and lead you to make poorer choices in selecting foods to eat. Limit your alcohol consumption and be sure to drink plenty of water during the holidays as water will help keep your intestines moving well. If you do end up splurging too much and find yourself with diarrhea, then water is especially important to be drinking to rehydrate yourself.

Avoid Being a Couch Potato – The holidays are typically a time that we not only get off our normal exercise routines, but then we overeat and stretch out on the couch, sit in front of the TV, or go take a nap. If you can't keep up your regular exercise, then look for ways to get extra movement in. Walk in place while standing in line, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or just do a few jumping jacks when you get up in the morning. And get moving especially after eating a big meal. Get the family to go for a walk with you, walk around the house or neighborhood looking at decorations, or just take the family dog out walking. The main thing is to get your body moving to avoid stomach pain and heartburn from taking over.

Deal with Stress – That walk around the block can also help you deal with the extra stress the holidays tend to bring on and that can cause us to overeat. Stress also can contribute to digestive problems as cited in a study in 2010 that reported stress to be a factor in gastrointestinal disorder symptoms being worse. Russell Cohen, MD, professor of medicine at the Pritzker School of Medicine, advises knowing what conditions tend to stress you out and avoiding them. For example, if crowds are a stressor for you, then avoid going shopping on Black Friday or Christmas Eve, opting for online sales or Cyber Monday shopping instead. Make sure you plan time to get enough sleep too as lack of sleep can contribute to stress. Working in short periods of meditation or silent sitting and deep breathing can also help you in dealing with stress.

Eat Your Algae – Don't forget if you are traveling to pack your algae and digestive enzymes and eat them during the holidays. AFA bluegreen algae has amino acids that activate enzymes as well as minerals, vitamins and lots of great nutrition to offset the holiday foods you will be indulging in. The cholorophyll it contains helps nourish cells and support intestinal functions which means digestive support and reduced food cravings, the extra fiber it contains helps with toxic waste elimination and helps keep fat from being absorbed, a variety of branched-chain amino acids including leucine help metabolize fat, and the amino acids phenylalanine, arginine, and tyrosine help control appetite and reduce food cravings. Instead of having to carry around several bottles of algae, probiotics and enzymes when traveling, go for these convenient daily packets that will make it easy to get all this nutritional and digestive support without the hassle.

Doing some pre-planning for your holidays can help you have a more stress-free and enjoyable time. So take some time to not only plan out what you need to do to get ready for the holidays, but to make a plan for your holiday eating. Take control of your holiday eating by deciding in advance how much and what type of indulging you are comfortable with and that won't leave you regretting it later. Holidays should be something to look forward to; not dread thinking about weight gain. Just remember some of these holiday eating tips and commit to following the ones that are a fit for you.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Getting Great Sleep During the Holidays

So many fun things to do around the holidays that sometimes getting enough sleep is a problem. And on top of that the holidays do bring on extra stress. Missing sleep and being stressed both can not only leave you grumpy and not so fun to be around, but can also add to weight gain. With all the extra eating at the holidays, who needs even more weight gain? Not me! You can get the sleep you need and control your stress with natural solutions so that you can enjoy all the holiday fun and those around you will be able to enjoy being around you.

Interacting and having fun with others is actually one way of dealing with stress. Less stress means easier to fall asleep at night. What better time to be able to engage with others than at the holidays. Women in particular, according to Shelly Taylor, PhD, a UCLA researcher, with good relationships with friends and their children tend to sleep better. Social engagements during the holidays can actually increase oxytocin levels that block stress chemicals.

Move It
Associate professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kalyanakrishnan Ramakrishnan, reports that exercise is as beneficial to sleep as drugs taken for insomnia. University of Arizona studies corroborate this, reporting women walking even just 6 blocks a day had better sleep. This is due to exercise lowering the levels of stress hormones your body produces. Just by adding in physical movement to your day you can get to sleep quicker and increase your amount of sleep by as much as 42 minutes. Be sure to stop exercise within about 3 hours of going to bed though so your body has time to wind down and relax. Even if your holiday activities keep you from your normal exercise routine, find substitutions that you can do. Get friends and family to go for a walk with you, have a snowball fight, walk around a mall looking at decorations if the weather is bad; anything that gets your body moving will count.

Bedtime Snack
If you are already doing a lot of eating around the holidays you may not be hungry before bed, but just having a glass of milk with the amino acid tryptophan can help you get to sleep faster. Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Cleveland Clinic, recommends something light before bed if you are hungry like fruit or granola with your glass of milk. Cheese and crackers make another good bedtime snack. There are other foods that are definitely not conducive to sleep that you should avoid like those with lots of sugar, processed carbohydrates, or with caffeine. You'll also find it easier to get to sleep and that you will have better sleep by stopping all eating about 2 hours before bedtime. If you eat a lot just before bed, your body is putting a lot of energy into digestion and not getting the down time it needs to rejuvenate. Be sure to go easy on the alcohol too at your celebrations. Alcohol may make you go to sleep faster but it interferes with your REM sleep so you don't get as good a quality of sleep.

Control Your Schedule and Domain
It's tempting to want to stay up late during the holidays attending parties or just visiting with family you maybe don't see very often, but keeping as close to possible to your regular bedtime will help you get the rest you need to keep up with all the holiday fun. Make your bedroom your domain that no one else (of course with the exception of your significant other) is allowed into. Take control of your schedule and your domain by making sure both help you get the sleep your body needs to refresh itself. When you start feeling tired, don't push yourself to stay up just because everyone else is. Instead excuse yourself and go to bed. There's always more time to visit tomorrow. If you feel there is a special event you don't want to miss that will keep you up late, then plan for it with a nap earlier in the afternoon. In addition to controlling your schedule to make sure you have enough sleep time, take control of your bedroom environment making it conducive to better sleep. For example, before going to bed for the night, start dimming the lights as this will help your body produce melatonin which is the hormone responsible for regulating your circadian rhythm that is responsible for the cycle of sleeping and waking the body goes through. Making the room as dark as possible, using low watt light bulbs, avoiding the TV or computer which give off light much like daylight, turning off outside Christmas lights, and any other light sources right before bed can help you get better sleep.

Supplement Your Sleep
Taking one or two capsules of AFA bluegreen algae, especially the form with the cell wall removed, can support relaxation in the brain and allow you to get a peaceful night's rest. Adding some probiotics to this such as two to four capsules of bifidus can help with digestive symptoms that may interfere with sleep and lead to more restful sleep as this type of bacteria aid in producing the calming and soothing B-vitamins that can help you relax and wind down at night. Taking digestive enzymes throughout the day, at meals and in between, can help your body digest all the extra foods you may indulge in at the holidays. This extra digestive support leaves your body free to take a break when it's time to sleep instead of having to keep going and expending energy on digestion. And if you are traveling or just attending a lot of holiday events away from home, you'll find these packets of AFA, probiotics, and enzymes are easy to slip in your purse or wallet to take with you.

You can still have fun at the holidays without wearing yourself to a frazzle. Make sure you take time to enjoy your holidays, but take good care of yourself too by making sure you get good quality sleep. Lower stress and better sleep sounds like a great holiday gift to give yourself.

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