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Yogurt and Sugar

 

This is a subject that I think most people are aware of but “sweet” wins. 

The stomach health loves pure unadulterated yogurt. Collect all of those natural bugs that our body needs to digest and absorb our food and keep our digestive  mechanism running efficiently.

Look I am a label reader, have been for years. I always read the ‘ ingredients ‘  on the outside of the packaging (no ingredient label I don’t buy). I don’t look at the calorie or food break down as there will always be a ‘sugar’ content number as there is natural sugars in most foods. Always read the content of the ‘Ingredients’. With almost 95% of the yogurt especially the flavored ones or ones with a fruit mix (which you can be sure will have sugar added) they will have sugar, corn syrup, fructose or some other sweetener in it. Try to stay clear of this. The sugars actually are harmful to the natural bacteria’s that are in yogurt so you won’t be getting the full benefit of eating yogurt.

The reason they put sweetness in the yogurt is it makes it more palatable especially to children and they sell more of the product as  “Healthy”. In most cases you may as well have desert.

What I do with natural unsweetened yogurt is I might add passionfruit from our vines or at this time of the year fresh Mango’s, strawberries. Basically I add any fruit that is in season “Fresh” .

If you are used to eating flavored yogurt, try weaning yourself on to the natural unsweetened ones. Its like breaking the habit of having sugar in your tea or coffee. Once you break the habit you find your tea or coffee undrinkable containing your teaspoon or more of sugar.

If you have a weight problem well then that is a good reason to look on the shelves for the natural product. I actually make my own yogurt as I have a yogurt maker. This way it is much more economical and I believe tastier.

If you are buying yogurt this is what you look for

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The Danger of Rare Gene which Causes Resistance To Bacteria

 

Just read this article from the website of Dr Mercola who is  well-respected in the field of medicine. It is well worth the read and I believe everyone should be aware of the dangers of these resistant drugs.

I Will give you an outline of what it is about.

It has been suggested that deaths from antibiotic-resistant disease will reach 10 million per year. Drivers of this disease is antibiotics in agriculture, Hospitals, CRE- (carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae) which produces an enzyme that breaks down antibiotics

Strategies to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of are:-

  1. Infection prevention, with a focus on strengthening your immune system naturally. Avoiding sugars, processed foods and grains, stress reduction, and optimizing your sleep and vitamin D level are foundational for this. Adding in traditionally fermented and cultured foods is also important, as this will help optimize your microbiome.

The Nitric Oxide Dump exercise (below) will also help improve your immune status. Contrary to supplements that boost immune function, which should be taken only as needed, the Nitric Oxide Dump exercise is a preventive method that should ideally be done daily.

2. Limiting your use of antibiotics. Any time your doctor prescribes an antibiotic, ask if it’s absolutely necessary, and keep in mind that antibiotics do not work for viral infections. For example, antibiotics are typically unnecessary for most ear infections, and they do not work on the common cold or flu, both of which are caused by viruses.

3. Avoiding antibiotics in food by purchasing organic or biodynamic grass-fed meats and animal products.

4. Avoiding antibacterial household products such as antibacterial soaps, hand sanitizers and wipes, as these promote antibiotic resistance by allowing the strongest bacteria to survive and thrive in your home.

5. Properly washing your hands with warm water and plain soap, to prevent the spread of bacteria. Be particularly mindful of washing your hands and kitchen surfaces after handling raw meats, as about half of all meat sold in American grocery stores is likely to be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. Avoid antibiotic soaps that typically have dangerous chemicals like triclosan.

6. Common-sense precautions in the kitchen: Kitchens are notorious breeding grounds for disease-causing bacteria, courtesy of contaminated meat products, including antibiotic-resistant strains of E-coli. To avoid cross-contamination between foods in your kitchen, adhere to the following recommendations:

  • Use a designated cutting board, preferably wood, not plastic, for raw meat and poultry, and never use this board for other food preparation, such as cutting up vegetables. Color coding your cutting boards is a simple way to distinguish between them
  • To sanitize your cutting board, use hot water and detergent. Simply wiping it off with a rag will not destroy the bacteria
  • For an inexpensive, safe and effective kitchen counter and cutting board sanitizer, use 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. Keep each liquid in a separate spray bottle, and then spray the surface with one, followed by the other, and wipe off
  • Coconut oil can also be used to clean, treat and sanitize your wooden cutting boards. It’s loaded with lauric acid that has potent antimicrobial actions. The fats will also help condition the wood

These recommendation come from Dr Mercola’s article.That is why I recommend you read it as it could save you and your family’s life.

My recommendation is   Precaution of the water you drink 💦 – Antibiotic residue can be found in the water you drink. The  Kangen water machine will filter and enhance the quality of the water  to strengthen your immune system. I personally have experienced this.

These are the natural Immune Boosters

Garlic

Oregano Extract

Cinnamon

Colloidal Silver

Manuka honey

Echinacea

Sunlight and Vitamin D

This is the video of Nitric Oxide dump which has many many benefits

 

 

 

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How To Extend the Life of the Bouquet of Flowers

This company  ZFlowers.com I use to send my Mom her flowers in NZ and think they are the best. They are world-wide, have always had no problem with the flowers delivered. Almost the same as the picture on the website and inexpensive also delivered on time. Just thought I would give you a heads up as some companies are not so honest in their deliveries. I don’t get any financial benefit from this company just like to promote good service

 

A bouquet of flowers or a nicely done floral arrangements is more pleasurable if they will last longer. Here are 5 ways you should not miss in extending the life of your cut flowers.

  1. Trim the stem under water or under running water.Trim the end of each stem with a sharp, non-serrated knife under water at 45-degree angle. Make sure to submerge it in water after trimming so as to avoid air pockets to form that can block the path of water into the stem. Never ever use scissors as it can crash the flower stem and can cause it to die quickly.Tip #1: When cutting flowers from the garden, do it early in the morning when the temperature is still cool. Then, place them in water immediately.Tip #2: To improve the life of flowers that ooze a milky “sap”, immerse its bottom by 2 inches in boiling water for 10 seconds before using them in an arrangement.2. Remove wilted petals and leaves.

 

Any leaves or foliage submerged in the water will break down and can cause bacteria to form.  So remove any foliage from the part of the stem that will be submerged in water.

Tip #1: Don’t jam too many flowers in the vase as overcrowding stems can wilt them more quickly and release bacteria into the water.

Tip #2: Always pluck out wilted stems and leaves to keep the flowers looking fresh and avoid bacteria from forming.

 

  1. Put the arranged flowers in a clean vase.

Before you arrange the flowers to your vase, make sure they are clean and free from any bacteria. Use dish soap, hot water, and white vinegar or bleach to clean the inner side of the vase. A teaspoon or two of sugar and bleach, when added to the water, can feed the stems of the flowers and keep the water free from bacteria.

  1. Feed the cut flowers with solutions or preservatives.

Flowers need food to help them grow and keep them healthy. For cut flowers,  foods are used to improve the flow of water on the stems, to help buds open and last longer, and to reduce the growth of bacteria and fungi. The following solutions are good to feed to flowers:

  • One part Lemon-lime soda and three parts water. Plus ¼ teaspoon household bleach per quart to keep solution clear.
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, and ¼ teaspoon bleach per quart. Add another ¼ teaspoon bleach to vase every 4 days.
  • Commercial flower preservative sold in flower shops and supermarkets.

Tip: Aspirin or  vinegar is rarely effective.

  1. Change the water on the vase every other day and keep the flowers away from direct heat.

Change the water and cut the stem of the flowers at least every other day. Keep them out of direct sunlight or any place that exposes them to heat such as heaters, fireplaces or appliances. Keep the flowers cool. The higher the temperature, the faster they deteriorate.

The use of KANGEN WATER  has also been known to keep your flowers to last longer.

Source:- ZFlowers.com

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Did You Know – 01/02/2018

1. That:- Norwegians consume 9% of all Pepsi max produced
Norwegians eat the second most tacos in the world, just after Mexico
Norwegians drink the second most coffee in the world, just after USA
Norwegians read the second most comic books in the world, just after japan
There are only 5 million people in Norway
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2. 69% of people in the states use the phone on the toilet.
They did research on those who did not use their phones in the toilet and the bacteria count was 30. Those who used their phone on the toilet had a bacteria count of 109,000.

A little quiet time on the loo may seem like an ideal time to check your phone and play a quick game, but this is bad behavior for two reasons. First, it spreads germs to your phone screen that follow you out and recontaminate your fingers after you wash your hands. Second, prolonged toilet sitting can contribute to hemorrhoids, an uncomfortable condition most would like to avoid. Leave your cell phone at your desk and sit on the toilet only for as long as you need to do your business.
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3. Fluoride is VERY capable of damaging your brain. Over three hundred studies have found that fluoride is literally a neurotoxin! This meaning that it can and does damage our brains. Three studies were also able to link exposure to fluoride with impaired fetal brain development. This is a major health issue that should not be happening.
Curcumin has been found to reduce the effects of neurotoxicity induced by fluoride. While we know curcumin is extremely beneficial it is even more so now. This study was authored by researchers from the Department of Zoology, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University. These researchers spent almost a decade investigating the ways in which fluoride induces neurodegenerative changes in the brains of mammals.
For those who are not aware, curcumin is found in Tumeric.

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4. Research supports the touted benefits of going barefoot, which include improved mood and sleep and reduced inflammation and chronic pain.
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5. Why Bananas are curved? – Bananas go through a unique process known as negative geotropism. Instead of continuing to grow towards the ground, they start to turn towards the sun. The fruit grows against gravity, giving the banana its familiar curved shape.
But why you say? The answer lies in the botanical history of the banana. It originated in the middle layer of the rainforest, where there is little sunlight. If the fruit were to grow towards the small amount of light that penetrates sideways through the vegetation, the plant could overbalance and topple over.
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EXPOSED: Common Types Of Toxic Water That Might Be Killing you💦

 

This is a very interesting article, especially if you find you have a health problem that you really cannot understand why or how. Look at water that you are drinking. The water that you are consuming may be your problem. Try changing you supply of water and see if it makes any difference to your health.

It could be many things like depression –  (you don’t know why you feel this way).  Stomach ache – done tests and find no problem.  Headaches – find no results in tests why you are having headaches. The list can go on and on.

Once again look at the water you are drinking.

You could call this a sales pitch I guess but I am such a believer in the K8 Kangen water machine that I believe it should be on your Christmas list or at least your New Year list to improve your health. I do not promote anything unless  I have tried it and I have had my machine for over a year now and I cannot recommend it enough.

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

Call me on 281 239 6410 or go to our site http://www.lifechanging-water.com

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The water streaming from the water fountain isn’t as safe as we believed when we were children: it could be cutting days from our lives. In fact, there are countless compounds (1) that are present in toxic water wells all over the world. The problem isn’t isolated to developing countries. The tragedy in Flint, Michigan proved that we need to re-examine the water we are drinking right here at home.

The human body is composed of nearly 75% water, so it is vital to find out what exactly you are putting into your body and how it affects your health. HFR has compiled a list of the most common contaminants that are present in the drinking water in America. Keep reading below to find out what invisible contaminants may be lingering in your faucet:

Dioxins

Cancer-causing agents that have recently been reported in high levels within nearly 30 water wells in Harris County. (2) These compounds are detrimental to human health (3) because they cause reproductive and developmental problems because they target the immune system, keeping your body from being able to heal properly.

Fluoride

Our water, toothpaste, and mouth rinses have been fluoridated for decades, and because it is believed to prevent tooth decay, does not relinquish the harm it causes to your body and brain. A study (4) conducted at Harvard’s School of Public Health not only concludes that fluoridated water lowers children’s IQ, but it also greatly hinders neurological development.

Fluoride proponents have justified its use for years because of ‘oral health benefits,’ but the tax it is taking on your brain is not worth it! There is also research (5) stating that there was actually a decrease in dental decay after fluoride was removed from water in East Germany, so why is this poison still being added to drinking water all over the world? There is even a link to increased bone tumors, or osteosarcomas, that were present after fluoridated water was introduced to a population of rats.

Hormones

Hormones, such as estrogen, are coming out of your tap every time you get a glass of water. This is an issue because it is beginning to impact aquatic life (6) by disrupting the male-to-female ratio in fish. An overdose of these hormones has also created an influx of intersex fish, which are a combination of the male and female genders. Just imagine what it could be doing to you! These chemical compounds become present in the water when people flush or pour their medications down the drain, or even dispose of them in the trash where they are burned in landfills. If you have unused medication you can properly dispose or return them at a location near you. (7)

E. Coli (0157:H7)

There are many reports of E. Coli and other bacteria present in not only drinking water but even at the beach! If your area has an E. Coli outbreak, adults are still advised to shower, as long as no water is swallowed. It is also recommended to use boiled or bottled water to brush your teeth. You can also boil water for 1-3 minutes (depending on elevation level) allow to cool, cover tightly, and refrigerate to store safely. E. Coli contamination has even led to death in some and created gastrointestinal issues in many others. If you live in the United States and would like to know if your local water wells have been contaminated, you can contact state certification officers at this website. (8)

Flesh-Eating Bacteria

A terrible outbreak of flesh-eating bacteria has gripped the Southern coast of the United States. Flesh-eating bacteria, or vibriosis, are present in beaches that come in contact with the Gulf of Mexico. If you have open wounds, it is heavily advised to stay out of waters that could be contaminated with this deadly bacteria. It can also be contracted from eating contaminated raw seafood.

If you believe you may have been exposed, it is best to act promptly by contacting paramedics immediately, as these deadly toxins spread rapidly, leaving dying tissues behind. You can monitor recent outbreaks that have been in America(9) and in Northwest Spain(10), so be cautious if you are visiting Galicia, Spain, or Florida, Texas, and Louisiana in the U.S. this summer!

Heavy Metals

There are dozens of toxins that are present in our sinks, showers, and water fountains, but who would have guessed that there are even heavy metals that are floating around completely invisible to the naked eye? The best way to prevent these contaminants from making their way into your body when cooking, showering or drinking the tap water (which we do not recommend) is to choose cold over hot water since lower amounts of lead are present, and opt for filtered, purified, or distilled water.

Remember that not all bottled water is safer than tap water! Here is a list (11) of the worst 35 contaminants, *internal scream* with a summary of how they are slowly killing you. Follow these helpful tips (12) to naturally detox your body and brain if you already have been exposed to a toxic level of heavy metals.

Original Article Source:
Is Your Water Killing You? – Common Types Of Toxic Water
http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/common-drinking-wat…/

 

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10 Life-Changing Reasons To Drink More Water

 

10 Life-Changing Reasons To Drink More Water

Has it occurred to you today that you are thirsty? Guess what – by the time you experience the sensation of the thirst, you are already dehydrated. That thirst is your body calling for re-hydration.

So, really, what does this mean? Why should we drink more water?

Fitness, Health, Training, water, hydration, dehydration, circulation, medicine. Your body is composed of roughly 60% water. That means when we are dehydrated – and most of us spend our days constantly dehydrated to some degree – we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body. Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without the proper water intake.

1. If you don’t drink water, you will die.
It’s that important. Depending on our environment, we can live only a few days without water – maybe a week. We can live much longer without food. For most of us, we should prioritize the consumption of water far more than we currently do.

2. Help Prevent cancer.
Yes, that’s right – various research says staying hydrated can reduce risk of colon cancer by 45%(5), bladder cancer by 50%(6), and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.

3. Be less cranky.
Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused.(3) Think clearer and be happier by drinking more water.

4. Perform better.
Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue!(4) Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.

5. Help Lose weight.
Sometimes we think we are hungry when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it. For those of you trying to drop some pounds, staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss.

6. Have less joint pain.
Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. This is actually how glucosamine helps reduce joint pain, by aiding in cartilage’s absorption of water.

7. Flush out waste and bacteria.
Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Waste is flushed out in the form of urine and sweat. If we don’t drink water, we don’t flush out waste and it collects in our body causing a myriad of problems. Also combined with fiber, water can cure constipation.

8. Help Prevent headaches.
Sometimes headaches can be caused by dehydration. So drinking water can help prevent or alleviate that nasty head pain. Next time your head hurts, try drinking water.

9.Help Make your skin glow.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the color and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly. Drinking water also helps the skin do its job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating. I personally use a spray of beauty water from my Kangen Water machine. I keep it in my purse and use it often during the day. The result of this is that I have found my sun-damaged skin has improved immensely  and I have got rid of what I call the barnacles on my skin. 

10. Feed your body.
Water is essential for the proper circulation of nutrients in the body. Water serves as the body’s transportation system and when we are dehydrated things just can’t get around as well.

Quick rules of thumb for drinking water:
• Drink half your body weight in ounces of water (if you weigh 160lbs, drink 80oz of water each day).
•Carry a bottle everywhere with you as a reminder to keep drinking.
•Eat raw fruits and vegetables – they are dense in water. You can get water from food, not just from beverages.
•Drink water and other fluids until you urinate frequently and with a light color.

For more information on this fabulous Kangen water machine go to http://lifechanging-water.com

Links:
1) http://www.mayoclinic.org/…/nut…/in-depth/water/art-20044256
2) http://www.mayoclinic.org/…/nut…/in-depth/water/art-20044256
3) https://www.ars.usda.gov/…/dehydration-affects-mood-not-ju…/
4) https://www.acefitness.org/fitfac…/…/fitfacts/itemid_173.pdf
5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10404059
6) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/331514.stm
7) https://www.cancer.org/…/acs-guidelines-nutrition-physical-…

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Did You Know – 10/12/2015

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1. There are 10 times more bacteria cells in your body than human cells

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2. Your brain is 60% fat runs on 25 watts but can actually have 300 years worth of storage and enough to power a light bulb .
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3. Consuming coffee daily can drastically decrease your chances of developing liver cancer and disease
Italian researcher Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, Milan’s Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri conducted a study that shows consuming at least one cup of coffee daily can lower the risk of liver cancer by 40%! Additionally, some results showed that if you drink three cups a day, the risks reduce by more than 50%. According to a study at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, coffee consumption can lower the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver for alcohol drinkers by 22%. Research also showed that drinking more than two cups of coffee daily reduce the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%.

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4. Whistle While You Work: Music can Enhance Your Work Performance?

Listening to music during work is frowned upon However, music can actually help your work performance?
The researchers found that listening did improve task performance on simple tasks, but not on complex tasks (Oldham 1995). Nonetheless, for the employees that listened to music, the music made them more relaxed and in a better mood at work. The researchers also found that the employees that listened to music were less likely to quit (Oldham 1995).

It seems carefully tailoring the music you listen to while studying, based on the subject matter and your mood, can help keep you focused — so long as you stay away from lyrics while doing language-based work.
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5. People who are easily distracted tend to be more intelligent.

People who often find their mind wandering have too much brain. Specifically, the easily distracted tended to have more grey matter. So says Ryota Kanai and his colleagues at University College London, who found larger than average volumes of grey matter in certain brain regions in those whose attention is readily diverted.
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6. Why we fear the things we do

The amygdala is probably one of the smallest structures in the human brain. It’s just a tiny mass of neurons (Bailey, 2014). It’d be easy to dismiss it, but you shouldn’t-and here’s why. The amygdala has a lot on its plate. For one, it controls the secretion of hormones that are responsible for fear and aggression (Bailey, 2014). It also interacts with the hippocampus to deal with your memory (Bailey, 2014). It’s no wonder, then, that the amygdala is what is responsible for controlling your phobias.
Is it something innately born, the answer is probably not. The research conducted shows that a genetic link is highly unlikely (Goode, 2015). It’s much more likely that phobias are the product of our environment or experiences.
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