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A Healthy Gut Will Boost Your Immunity 💦

This is a very interesting subject. Other than drinking health beneficial water like Kangen water, The food we consume is essential to a healthy life and a healthy gut. The two go hand in hand.

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Re Think Your Shopping Habits

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There is now great concern over the overuse of antibiotics on animals such as pork, beef, and chicken also Turkey.

Today, most meat sold in the US (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc.) is raised in a CAFO.

It’s a corporate-controlled system characterized by large-scale, centralized, low profit-margin production, processing, and distribution systems, built around efficiency — producing more for less.

There has been an emergence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) which has been affecting babies and other diseases in adult humans

In other words to be safe it may need you to change your shopping habits when buying food products for your family especially if you are pregnant.

Organic, grass-fed, and finished meat that is humanely raised and butchered is really about the only type of meat that is healthy to eat.

So when looking for antibiotic-free meat, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the various labels currently in use, as some are useful, while others can be downright deceptive
If you go to The FoodRoutes site “Find Good Food” map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSA’s, and markets near you.

This is a chart from the site of Dr Mercola

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Yawning – why it happens!

Yawning and why it happens.

I read this article from the Dr Mercola website and found it rather interesting. Of course everything I put on my website is interesting to me but of course not always interesting to everyone.
This subject I thought you may want to know.

Apparently yawning starts before we even leave the womb. According to a Princeton University researcher , yawning performs, the important function of cooling your brain.

The belief is that as the ambient temperature of the brain increases and approaches body temperature, yawning should increase as a result.
The researchers’ hypothesis is as follows: when you start to yawn, powerful stretching of the jaw increases blood flow in the neck, face, and head. The deep intake of breath during a yawn forces downward flow of spinal fluid and blood from the brain. In the last phase, the cool air breathed into the mouth cools these fluids.

In previous research it shows the brain temperature increases when you are sleep deprived. Thus we yawn more with exhaustion the study also suggests that excessive yawning may be a symptom of increase brain and or core temperature such as central nervous system damage.

There is much more to be discovered about exactly why virtually all mammals yawn.

Very interesting and if you want to read this article in-depth go to
ZME Science

or
Dr Mercola

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Find Out Your Nutritional Type!

I subscribe to the Dr Mercola web site and often I get some enlightening information which I forward on to you, my readers.

The reason I find this interesting is that it seems that I have a slow metabolism or I just don’t eat the right type of food. I exercise regularly, actually more than most, but don’t seem to be able to get rid of the muffing top that has appeared over the last 5 – 6 years, that flat tummy is no longer in existence and just still don’t fit into a size of clothing that I am happy with.

I am sure I don’t have this problem all on my own.

Dr Mercola offers a free ‘nutritional type’ test online plus a couple of fee downloads. The two downloads are, a recipe book, that will give you recipe’s for your nutritional type and the other download is the type of food that is best suited to your nutritional type.

I have just had a look at them and they both seem to have very good information.

Click here to go to the nutritional type test page

This is the video that he uses to introduce the test. It will give you an idea of what I am talking about.

Hope you find this information useful. Let me know.

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“Youth Hormone” in Just 20 Minutes « Sounds Good To Me

Have just been reading this article about a guy called Phil Campbell who has been in the fitness business for over 35 years.
Phil has written a book called Ready Set Go. This book gives details of how super fast muscle fibres can increase growth hormone.

The reason why I am interested in this subject is that, like many of you, well I could say the vast majority of us exercise most days of the week to not much avail. It seems that our body shape, for all the exercise we do does not change that much especially if you are over the age of say 40, unless we starve ourselves skinny and become obsessed about the food we eat instead of enjoying it.

From what I have read it appears that not only do you build muscle you also look and feel a lot healthier. The good thing about this programme it is only recommended 3 days a week. Beautiful I am thinking to myself.

Dr Mercola who wrote this article changed to this exercise programme after years of exercising like most of us for several hours a week or at least an hour a day. Dr Mercola is saying that he lost 13 pounds and gained 10lbs of muscle. Now that sounds good to me. This is of course the key ingredient to speed, endurance and cardiovascular health.

To get the best out of these exercises and promote the HGH levels it appears that it is important not to consume fructose or any sugars immediately after training.

Phil Explains:-

A new study shows, and this is really exciting, that when you work the fast twitch fiber and work your heart muscle anaerobically, your body releases exercise-induced growth hormones (HGH) that actually mimic taking injections of growth hormones.

… [Y]ou get as much as a 530 percent increase in growth hormone!

… It stays your body for two hours, going after body fat like a heat seeking missile. It’s so powerful that if you were to do the program today and monitor your blood, it will look like you injected growth hormone illegally. That’s why there is no HGH test for Olympic athletes today.”

The research is so clear about the superior benefits of this type of exercise that the American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine have now totally changed their exercise cardio guidelines, according to Phil.

I wont go into many specifics as you can read these article in full on Fitness.mercola.com

Two Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat After Exercise

HowToBeFit.com

I am definitely going to give this programme a go and will let you know how I get on.

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