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Secret Behind That Bikini Bodyđź’¦

Elle Macpherson who is now 54 has a fit and healthy body of a 21-year-old in my opinion. Looks fantastic. 

She has not always found keeping this way easy as she used to suffer from digestive problems and spent much time researching and finding a solution.

She does not always have breakfast at the traditional time she may have it later if she has been eating later in the evening. In the mornings she always wakes up and has a glass of hot water and lemon then a green juice . It is her own brand of Super Elixir Greens that she adds to her juice.

Her secret to a glowing skin is alkaline water. She prefers drinking it with lemon cayenne, turmeric and a bit of stevia to taste. She also enjoys sipping on rosewater spiked with sparking water.

She now follows a plant-based alkaline diet and drinks 3 liters of alkaline water a day. 

She says that a good smile, good teeth, good hair and good skin plus a good mood is worth a thousand injectable and Botox and facial masks. I Agree .

On waking, I have 3 large glasses of the ionized Kangen water  and honestly it makes you feel energized and miss it when it is not Available to me. I  have just had 3 weeks in NZ and tried hard to drink tap water as I did not have kangen water available. I am afraid I let myself get a little dehydrated. Could not wait to get back to my machine. Kangen water makes a difference.

For more information on Kangen water click here

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

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What Sickness Smells Like

I was fascinated by this article from the National Geographic website on this subject.

“But why would sick people smell differently in the first place? The key is that our bodies are constantly launching volatile substances into the air. They’re carried in our breath and literally ooze from every pore, and they can vary depending on age, diet, and whether an illness has thrown off some cog in our metabolic machinery. Microbes living in our guts and on our skin also contribute to our signature scent, by breaking down our metabolic by-products into smellier ones.

Basically, you’re a walking factory of smells. And if you start paying attention to them, you might notice when something’s off.”

This is an exert from the article on the National Geographic site

The article tells of a woman who can smell Parkinson’s which brought attention to the idea of sniffing for disease.
Anyway it is an article worth reading.

 

 

Humans bodies emit hundreds of volatile organic compounds that can affect our personal scents. When people have various illnesses or conditions, changes in these chemicals can affect the ways our bodies smell.

 

Cholera: Sweet-smelling feces

Pneumonia: Foul breath

Phenylketonuria: Musty sweat and urine

Arsenic poisoning: Garlicky body odor

Diabetes: Fruity urine and breath

Scurvy: Putrid sweat

Humans bodies emit hundreds of volatile organic compounds that can affect our personal scents. When people have various illnesses or conditions, changes in these chemicals can affect the ways our bodies smell.

 

Cholera: Sweet-smelling feces

Pneumonia: Foul breath

Phenylketonuria: Musty sweat and urine

Arsenic poisoning: Garlicky body odor

Diabetes: Fruity urine and breath

Scurvy: Putrid sweat

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Frozen Lemon Health Benefits

You Know we learn every day about the benefits of lemons in our diet. Here is another way to make use of those lemons. It seems if you have a healthy lemon tree it produces more than you can eat so this is a great way of preserving them and getting all the benefits.

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

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Alkaline For Health – Part One

I written many times on this subject.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that your body is in an Alkaline condition. It is essential to good health and prevent cancer, as cancer cells do not grow in an Alkaline environment.
When your body is Alkaline you will not have a weight problem, you will have more energy and you will be more alert as your brain function will be sharper, you will be stronger and an Alkaline diet is very anti – aging.
It is not always easy to keep it this way  the temptations of fast food and dining out on rich type food is all around us but to make a habit of it can be hard on your health.

 We all fall off the wagon from time to time, but as long as it is not part of your permanent lifestyle I think it would be safe to say you can jump back into a healthy diet the next day without too much damage.

I believe we can get a bit boring when we become eccentric about our eating habits and we end up not enjoying our food and no one enjoys having you over for dinner because you have become so picky. Just relax and don’t stress over it. Stress is another thing that can destroy an Alkaline body, but that’s for another day.   I believe that once you have changed your diet and spend time cooking healthy food you will notice the difference and not get the same pleasures out of tasteless  (sometimes tasty)  fast food.

 

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The list of food below will contribute to a healthy alkaline body and a good start to great health

Top Five Alkaline Foods

1. Swiss Chard: Swiss chard is a great alkaline food and also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties

2. Melon: Any kind of melon is great at cleansing the colon, and at a pH level of 8.5, they are super alkaline. Watermelon is especially good for you due to its high fiber and 92% water content.

3. Buckwheat: It will kick-start your day by improving energy and can even help prevent cardiovascular disease.

4. Olive Oil: This tasty oil is rich in vitamin E and monounsaturated fatty acids.

5. Flax Seed: Not only are they alkaline, but flax seeds are also high in fiber and vitamin E. They can reduce inflammation and hot flashes in menopausal women.

OTHER CRAZY GOOD ALKALINE FOODS ARE:

6.Avocado – Has healthy monounsaturated fats for a healthy heart.

7. Bananas – When ripe, bananas can an excellent superfood!

8. Berries – High in antioxidants.

9. Carrots – Contain beta-carotene and will improve eyesight.

10. Garlic – Has the power to regulate blood pressure.

11. Broccoli – Steam it for cholesterol lowering benefits.

12. Grapes – High in multivitamins and antioxidants, grapes will lower blood pressure.
13. Pineapple – Will help with weight loss.

14. Alfalfa Sprouts – Easy to digest and rich in enzymes to keep your hormones balanced.

15. Lemons– One of the most alkalizing  food, lemons also aid in cold, cough and flu relief.

16. Brussels Sprouts – May prevent cancer. 

17. Sauerkraut – Fermented foods add probiotics to your diet.

18. Cauliflower – A healthy substitute for bread!

19. Grapefruit – Good source of vitamin A and C.

20. Seaweeds – Contain iron and are powerful acid reducer.

21. Quinoa – Will maintain healthy blood sugars.

22. Cucumber – Its 90% water content will keep your skin healthy and youthful.

23. Parsley – Will clean the intestines.

24. Mango – Great for cleansing the colon.

25. Spinach – The ultimate, vitamin-packed vegetable.

26. Oranges – Great for clearing a cold.

27. Papaya – A natural laxative to keep your colon clean.

This list is from Healthy Holistic Living

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Pick Your Poison – Diet Drinks Make You Drunk Faster

Mixing alcohol with diet soda gets you 18% more drunk than mixing it with regular soda. It also gets you drunk faster, because your body doesn’t recognize aspartame as food and the alcohol gets absorbed more quickly.

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Did You Know – 08/12/2013

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1.  Samurai is a strictly masculine term, but the Japanese bushi class (the social class samurai came from) did feature women who received similar training in martial arts and strategy. These women were called “Onna-Bugeisha” and they were known to participate in combat along with their male counterparts. Their weapon of choice was usually the naginata, a spear with a curved, sword-like blade that was versatile, yet relatively light.

Since historical texts offer relatively few accounts of these female warriors (the traditional role of a Japanese noblewoman was more of a homemaker), we used to assume they were just a tiny minority. However, recent research indicates that Japanese women participated in battles quite a lot more often than history books admit. When remains from the site of the Battle of Senbon Matsubaru in 1580 were DNA-tested, 35 out of 105 bodies were female. Research on other sites has yielded similar results.

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2.  That it is a myth that brain cells can’t regenerate. It has been believed that if you kill a brain cell it is never replaced

The reason for this myth being so common is that it was believed and taught by the science community for a very long time. But in 1998, scientists at the Sweden and the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California discovered that brain cells in mature humans can regenerate. It had previously been long believed that complex brains would be severely disrupted by new cell growth, but the study found that the memory and learning center of the brain can create new cells – giving hope for an eventual cure for illnesses like Alzheimer’s.

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3. The worlds longest road is Pan-American Highway  in the world. It runs from Fairbanks, Alaska to Buenos Aires, Argentina, stretching 29,800 miles (47,958 km). it was never completed. A portion called the Darien Gap, mostly jungle about 100 miles (160 km) long located in Panama and Colombia, remains uncompleted. Cars and passengers are transported around the gap by ship. 

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4.  Of the more than $50 billion worth of diet products sold every year, almost $20 billion are spent on imitation fats and sugar substitutes.

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5.  There are more than 600 million telephone lines, yet almost half the world’s population has never made a phone call on a land line. However, many more have made a cell phone call; there are some 4 billion cell phones in use.
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6. 92% of Chinese belong to the Han nationality, which has been China’s largest nationality for centuries. The rest of the nation consists of about 55 minority groups.

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Health Benefits Of A Mediterranean diet

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June 6, 2013 · 2:48 PM