April 22, 2013

Fabulous Food

Hopefully, you have already begun to delve into Vitamineral Green and are beginning to feel the amazing benefits of this powerful product by HealthForce!
If you have had a chance to check out the ingredient list, you may have noticed that it is jam-packed with some of the most nutritious foods on the planet! Today, we are going to focus on some of the specific foods from the ocean that are packed into Vitamineral Green, and why they can help make you feel like a healthier you!

“Sea vegetables boast one outstanding characteristic—their nutritional value has remained unchanged for centuries. Indeed, while the nutritiousness of regular fruits and vegetables continues to suffer due to ongoing soil erosion and environmental pollution, the average seaweed still contains over 70 minerals and phytonutrients. Kelp is arguably the best-known sea vegetable, and for good reason—it's packed with more vitamins and trace minerals than probably any other seaweed. Aside from containing impressive quantities of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K (effectively covering the entire vitamin spectrum), kelp is also loaded with protein, fiber, iodine, and sodium alginate, the latter being a chemical compound that helps remove radioactive particles from the body. Moreover, a regular consumption of kelp—preferably raw—has been linked to improved thyroid function and digestive health, and it is also an effective blood purifier and demulcent.”

“Dulse is a scientifically proven antioxidant, a source of plant protein, and is often suggested as a part of healing protocols to correct hypothyroid issues. The seaweed has also been demonstrated to inhibit the growth of lipid (fat) cells in the laboratory. Utilizing dulse and other antioxidants helps to repair compromised body tissues. Dulse may be best known for its high iodine content. A natural source of iodine is critical for patients suffering from hypothyroid symptoms.”
You can begin to utilize the vitamins, minerals and nutrients of Vitamineral Green right away! We have 4-day sample packets of Vitamineral Green in the office for you to try—simply ask Diane or Caroline, and you can start benefiting from this dynamic, nutrient powerhouse today!

April 17, 2013

Short & Sweet

Vitamin D inhibits inflammation: Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, arthritis and prostate cancer, who are vitamin D deficient, may benefit from vitamin D supplementation.

A Few Hours of Weekly Exercise May Help Women's Bones: Engaging in more than two hours of physical activity per week appears to help curtail the production of a protein that impedes bone growth, while at the same time increasing the activity of another protein that promotes bone formation in pre-menopausal women.

Processed meat linked to 'early death': A study of half a million people across Europe concluded that diets high in processed meats were linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer and early deaths. The researchers, writing in the journal BMC Medicine, said salt and chemicals used to preserve the meat may damage health.

Exercise improves brain function: In a new study, previously sedentary adults were put through four months of high-intensity interval training. At the end, their cognitive functions—the ability to think, recall and make quick decisions—had improved significantly. “Activity can help you even if it’s spread out in chunks of 10 minutes or more at a time,” said Dr. Beth Abramson, Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson. “In fact, to get the most benefit, add more activity to your life over several days of the week.”

vaccines strike again: One of the latest technologies being employed in the production of new vaccines involves the use of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs), a type of pathogenic bacteria. But several recent studies published in prominent medical journals have investigated the connection between a potentially deadly autoimmune disease known as antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and vaccines, and found that OMVs are directly linked to triggering APS.

The power of TV: A new study found that a sedentary lifestyle can have a major impact on a man’s ability to reproduce. And while regular, vigorous exercise was shown to boost sperm count, excessive television-watching can counteract the positive effects of physical activity. The article gives several tips for lifestyle changes that can boost sperm count.

April 9, 2013

"O" Zone

“Carry your own weather inside.”

Some people love the spring; it’s their favorite season. Some think summer or fall is what brings them the most comfort and pleasure. There may even be a few winter lovers out there (heaven forbid)! Some people love a good thunderstorm, and others are frightened by them. But no matter what the weather is like outside, we all have the ability to choose our own weather on the inside.
The judgments we make inside will overcome whatever is coming to us from the outside. As human beings, we have the power to create. We can take almost any substance, be it matter or thought, and make of it what we will. I saw a video of an area of Africa on the southern coast. Because of the strange currents of the oceans the garbage of most of the western side of Africa washes up on their beaches. Their beaches are a veritable junk yard. Is this good, or bad? Some of them have decided to turn that junk into their business and a way to make a living. They have taken the huge numbers of flip flops that wash up on their beaches, and carve them into pony tail holders that are now being sold on the streets in NY City. One person’s junk is another person’s treasure, completely based on a willingness to be creative. We can create anything we want, based on natural law: as long as we follow laws, we can create, become, learn, develop, realize, and mature into that which we yearn for inside.
Is it bright and sunny inside your skin? Or is it freezing inside? It may be so hot and humid you can’t breath. If it is, just change it. 
How do we do that? Kind of like changing channels on a TV program. You have the remote control in your mind. Keep looking at possible perspectives until you come up with one you like. My wife can’t watch TV with me. (Like we hardly ever have time!) I like channel surfing. I watch a program for a few minutes until I figure out what is going on, and when it gets boring to me, I slide to the next channel. The problem arises, in that she hasn’t processed it to the same place as I have. She isn’t bored yet, or hasn’t figured out yet what is going on to the point that she is willing to leave it behind. But when I hit the next channel, she is left unsatisfied. So she just gets up and goes to a different room, to find a TV so she can change the channels as she wants to. 
So what are the laws of creating your own weather inside?  How do we do that? Is there a system of a way that is reproducible and predictable? This is where our power is manifest. The first step is to take responsibility for your own feelings, which inevitably create your weather. Realize you are not a victim of life. No one is making you think what you are thinking. The old poem says, “Two men looked out prison bars, one saw mud, the other saw stars.” We decide what to focus on. By being personally responsible for your feelings, you take the first step to creating your own weather. 
The second step is to realize that we create the fabric of our life through our judgment. If you are unhappy with your life as it is, remember that it is because of your judgment that your life is what you think it is—your judgment creates your reality. 
How can you choose to see your life differently than you now see it? We see everything outside through our inner lens, so start by seeing yourself in a kinder way. Christ taught to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We must begin inside to love. Start this journey through kind self-talk. Then accept objective criticism without it being an accusation. And finally, open up the communion with the heavens: Pray. We can only love ourselves when we know we are living our life at the level of virtue that we are capable of.