June 19, 2013

Fabulous Foods

     I hope that by now you have started consuming Vitamineral Green, the nutritionally dense, therapeutic green superfood powder and have begun to notice some of its wonderful healing powers, including better digestion, more energy, and a stronger immune system.

     The incredibly long nutrition list for Vitamineral Green is broken down into a few easy to understand categories: from the Land, from the Waters, and from the Oceans. Last week, we addressed the healing ingredients of the Oceans, and this week I want to focus on the Waters. The two ingredients from this category are chlorella and spirulina.

     “Chlorella is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. And chlorella provides these nutrients in a whole food bundle, which is far superior to any manufactured formula. Like most dark green veggies, chlorella is packed with highly beneficial magnesium, which improves blood sugar levels, heart health, mental health and relaxation to name a few. Chlorella also contains other important minerals like potassium, iron and calcium. These days, toxins come at us from every possible angle: food, air, water, beauty products, cleaning supplies and even clothing. It's important to give the body what it needs to detox from all the harmful substances it encounters each day. Chlorella has an amazing ability to bind with toxins like chemicals and heavy metals, and move them swiftly out of the body. These benefits are powerful and can have a definite positive impact on our health.” -Elizabeth Walling (http://www.naturalnews.com/027384_chlorella_health_benefits.html)

     “The original 'superfood,' spirulina is so nutrient dense that you could survive on it and water alone. Hundreds of studies have confirmed spirulina's powerhouse status. It has 60-70% complete protein, meaning it has all 8 essential amino acids and 10 non-essential ones that support good health Spirulina also contains all the other B vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin K, vitamin E, calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc. It has various antioxidants, phytonutrients and carotenoids. It protects the brain and detoxifies the liver and kidneys. It balances pH to reduce inflammation, the root of much disease. It balances the immune system, including calming an overactive one, which is significant because overactive (or inflamed) immune systems are responsible for autoimmune diseases. Its superfood status means spirulina has many more benefits.” -Willow Tohi (http://www.naturalnews.com/036101_spirulina_superfood_nutrients.html)

June 10, 2013

The "O" Zone

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Now, on to our usual "O" Zone article:

I just got back from Orlando.  I promised my wife a surprise trip for her last birthday (her 29th for those of you keeping track).  As we walked around Universal Studios, Aquatica, Discovery Cove and Sea World, I couldn’t help but people watch.  I asked my wife to estimate the number of people that walked by who looked like they were “good walkers,” meaning they could go out and do 10 miles and not by undone by it.  We decided it was probably about 1 in 20 of the people who passed by us. 

A recent study demonstrated that just twelve minutes a week of intensive exercise is enough to improve fitness and encourage weight loss.  While there may be some debate about the idea, the reality is that some exercise is better than none, and even a little exercise is beneficial.  Another recent article claimed that “sitting” is the new smoking.  That medical doctor felt that sitting is as damaging to our well being as smoking has been and is for the diminishing number of smokers. 

Exercise is vital.  But, if we are to get the value from our exercise that we should, we must take care of the other aspects of our health as well.  From nutrition, a good healthy nerve system that stems from a well-adjusted spine, good energy movement and flow that comes from a balance life as well as seasonal acupuncture to preserve that balance, and an active spiritual life, we will get the full advantage from our activities and exercise.  If we exercise but don’t allow a good foundation to build upon (acquired by doing the things mentioned above), we won’t enjoy life to the full measure. 

Stay on top of your health plan.  Get adjusted, get acupuncture, eat well and stay active in life and in your spiritual journey, and life will give back in rich abundance.

Have a blessed month,

Dr. Olson