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Did You Know – 04/15/2019

 

  1. According to Harvard researchers people who worry about being on time experience more stress than those who don’t . Also those who have a nonplussed attitude towards traffic  jams may save their lives because of it.

 

2. The Parker institute for cancer immunotherapy found in a study on Melanoma’s that those who have a diet that is fibre rich found that the treatment was five times more effective than those who had a diet high in sugars and processed food which resulted in poor outcomes.

3. 7.4 million kilos of added sodium, Aussie adults consume every year.  That  equates to more than double the recommended 5g of salt a day.

Signs you are consuming too much salt.

a. Kidney stones

b. Inflammation and weight gain

c. Cardiovascular disease

d. Cognitive decline

e. Decreased bone heath

4. Buckwheat pillows have been used in Japan for years as their health benefits are: The buckwheat pillow mould better to your neck and hold your head in a more natural position than feathers or artificial fillings. You can find them on Amazon

5. If you rise at what they call ‘Sparrow Fart’ in the morning the chances are so did your parents. Its in your DNA. But here is the good thing researchers have found that morning people correlate with improved wellbeing and also have lower risks of developing depression and schizophrenia.

 

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My Isagenix Experience and Cleanse Day

 

I started my Isagenix program on Friday a week ago. I have to say the first few days took a bit of mind control. It was not that I was hungry, it was that I love my food, and am a nibbler so the two shakes for two meals was a bit of a mental struggle for me. Determined, I persevered and looked forward to my meal in the evening with a glass of wine of course. Protein and a plate full, and I mean a plate full of delicious salad, which included everything but the kitchen sink. Avocado, carrots, onions, spinach, lettuce, mung beans, beetroot, fresh broccoli, feta cheese, coriander, basil, parsley, chilies, covered with balsamic, and Lesley’s secret dressing which I will give to you at the end of this story. After an hour I would have a piece of fruit which last week was lychees. I ate around 6:30 PM so it would be at least 16 hours before I would start again. I guess you could say I am incorporating intermittent fasting with it if you count the hours between evening an morning meals.

Yesterday I did my cleanse day which involves drinking this concoction from Isagenix called “cleanse for life” every four hours with heaps of filtered water. I was drinking Kangen water of course.  It is not a laxative which entails purging  it is a cellular nourishing and detoxifying  powder which you drink with filtered water so you are not purging  you are actually supplying your cells with antioxidants and fabulous plant botanicals

Well, that was interesting because I mentally was not looking forward to it but once again determined to do it properly. I was surprised that although I struggled mentally for the first few hours I found I did not get hungry and as the day went on I really found myself not missing the food. The hardest bit was not having my evening meal but got through that with watching a J Lo movie and an Aussie movie then it was time for bed.

Now to my surprise I actually had a great nights sleep which I have not done in months and I feel energized and clear-headed which also was interesting as I thought I would have felt a little sluggish this morning but no, I feel fantastic.

Have I lost weight? I think so, I don’t have scales and have not stood on scales in years so I cannot prove it.  Body wise I do feel lighter if that is any indication and I do believe my clinging dress is not so clingy.

So on to the next week a few more distractions next week so will power required.

Oh, my secret recipe for my dressing well I think I will keep it a secret a little while longer.

 

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A Giggle To Start Your Monday Morning

The Marriage of an 80-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman was the talk of the town.
After being married a year the couple went to the hospital for the birth of their first child.
The attending nurse came out of the delivery room to congratulate the old gentleman and said “This is amazing. How you do it at your age?
The old man grinned and said “You got to keep the old motor running.”

The following year the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of their second child. The same nurse was attending the delivery and again congratulated the old gentleman.
“Sir you are something. How do you manage it?”

Same answer with a grin “You got to keep the old motor running”

Another year later the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of the third child.
Once again the same nurse was attending. After the delivery she approached the gentleman and smiled “Well you sure are something.

“Well like I said before you got to keep the old motor running.

The nurse patted him on the back and said “Well I guess its time to change the oil as this one is black”

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Just the Meal for a Cold Morning

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Did You Know – 12/18/2017

  1. It is still a hanging offense in Texas to steal cattle or to put graffiti on someone else’s cow. It is also illegal to indecently expose or swear in front of a corpse in Texas. In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose on the beach.

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2. Genetic research shows that the Shar-Pei is the one of the most ancient breeds that exists and is one of the very first breeds to split from dogs’ wolf ancestors. Its closest relatives are the Shiba Inu, Akita, and Chow Chow.

 

3. Just inhaling coffee may reverse the effects that stress and sleep deprivation have on your body.

Drink coffee to send a wake-up call to the brain? Or just smell its rich, warm aroma? An international group of scientists is reporting some of the first evidence that simply inhaling coffee aroma alters the activity of genes in the brain according to  Sciencedaily.com

 

4. Cholesterol is important for an embryo’s healthy development. Nearly 1 in 9,000 babies is born with a birth defect linked to the fetus’ failure to make the cholesterol it needs

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5. If a man can’t decide what to wear on a date, he might want to wear blue. Studies show that women are attracted to men in blue.

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6.  Drinking water first thing in the morning helps fuel your brain.  Drinking water first thing in the morning can help you fight sicknesses.  Drinking water first thing in the morning jump-starts your metabolism.

 People everywhere are discovering the life-changing power of Kangen Water®
Make your own healthy, alkaline, antioxidant drinking water that’s rich in minerals and purged of impurities, right in your own home!

Change Your Water – Change Your Life

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Mr Bean – Christmas Morning

I am really not a ‘Mr Bean’ fan but I have to admit this made me laugh. So am sharing with you – Enjoy

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LOL for Today

Good start to the morning – a good laugh

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Hydration During Pregnancy

This is a must read. I for one did not suffer from morning sickness but I also used to drink lots of water in those days.  I also was not aware that dehydration is quite detrimental to the cells of the developing fetus. It is worth reading the article by “WellBeing” as it is very informative. The URL is included below.

Early pregnancy morning sickness is a signal of dehydration of the mother and fetus. It is caused by the water regulatory action of histamine, explains Dr. F. Batmanghelidj. Pregnancy creates a very high demand for water. As the fetus grows into a full term baby, over 1 trillion cell divisions take place. Each new cell must be filled with water. Pregnant women should drink water and eliminate all sources of dehydration, especially the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

Source:

http://www.wellbeingwithnutrition.co.uk/index.php/articles/articles-all/9-articles/33-water-importance-and-signs-of-dehydration

Kangen Water® through the ionization process creates micro-clustering that is able to change the size of the water molecules to smaller groupings of 4-5. Other waters have water molecule groupings of 15-20 that are not able to penetrate the cell, therefore only providing 15% hydration.

Mothers who are interested in learning more and who want the best for their baby and themselves, contact us ASAP!

Early pregnancy morning sickness is a signal of dehydration of the mother and fetus. It is caused by the water regulatory action of histamine, explains Dr. F. Batmanghelidj. Pregnancy creates a very high demand for water. As the fetus grows into a full term baby, over 1 trillion cell divisions take place. Each new cell must be filled with water. Pregnant women should drink water and eliminate all sources of dehydration, especially the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

Source:

http://www.wellbeingwithnutrition.co.uk/index.php/articles/articles-all/9-articles/33-water-importance-and-signs-of-dehydration

Kangen Water® through the ionization process creates micro-clustering that is able to change the size of the water molecules to smaller groupings of 4-5. Other waters have water molecule groupings of 15-20 that are not able to penetrate the cell, therefore only providing 15% hydration.

Mothers who are interested in learning more and who want the best for their baby and themselves, contact us ASAP!

Go to http://www.lifechanging-water.com

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SkySaver – Building Escape Backpack

If you live in a ‘High Rise’ building I think this is a great investment. Even this morning there was 7 deaths in an apartment fire which maybe, who knows, one of these backpacks may have saved some lives.
They are not cheap but if your intention is to live in apartments then I think they are a must. Beats jumping.

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SkySaver 80 – Building Escape Backpack, Up to 80 Feet

SkySaver 260 – Building Escape Backpack, Up to 260 Feet

SkySaver 160 – Building Escape Backpack, Up to 160 Feet

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30 Ways To Sleep Better Tonight

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I know I have written on this subject many times but have not come up with 30 ideas to get a good nights sleep. Even if just one of them works then I have done my job.

I will tell you which ones I have used that do or do not work. As we have been told lack of sleep can contribute to obesity, diabetes, and a chronic bad attitude, and losing a job because of it.

These ideas come from a website call the ‘Greatest‘ it has some really good articles.

27 Ways to Get A Good Nights sleep.

  1. Have a bedtime routine – This one does work if you stick to it. Try to get to bed at around the same time every night when you can.
  2. Journal  – Write out stressful thoughts that are not allowing you to have a restful sleep before you go to bed. Then when in bed spend 5 minutes writing 5 things that have made you feel good that day. Now this works. It allows you to put your mind in better place before the head hits the pillow
  3. Tapping – Otherwise known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  Now this is my idea. I do it often when I am particularly bothered with something. This only takes a few minutes.EFT-Tapping-Points-c000d4a64

This is a diagram of the points to tap and if you click on the picture you can go to the website that will tell you more about it. This is worth it.

4. Chew some magnesium – I take a magnesium tablet but pumpkin seeds are good. Consume either 30 minutes before you go to bed.

5. Chamomile tea – Try it if you like it. I don’t.

6. Exercise – If you do this regularly it can reduce anxiety and improve sleep for those who suffer from insomnia. It has been proven another benefit from physical activity is that exercise is a form of meditation and can relax the mind while you are doing exercise and  you are not concentrating on the things that stress you out. Especially if you are exercising to music which I believe you cannot be stressed and listen to your favorite songs.

7. Work out early in the day – Yep I do this 5 days a week. I believe that it is better not to do too much exercise late in the after noon. Maybe a small walk but for me if I do rigorous exercise late in the afternoon gives me an adrenaline boost  and  peps me up for hours and I find it hard to go to sleep.

8. Power nap during the day – Works for me.

9. Bedroom for bedroom activities – Sleeping and sex nothing else. No TV, no computers, no phones, no business talk.

10. Snuggly environment – Spend a little extra on 800 thread sheets for summer, fluffy warm sheets for winter. Get that perfect mattress. Find the perfect pillows. Works for me.

11. Keep the bedroom cool – They say the best temperature is about 60 to 75 degrees. Not too cold. If it’s too cold I need a woolly hat on as my head gets cold. Not a sexy look I might add.

12. Try to get at least 7 hours sleep a night – 8 is better – Research shows that not sleeping enough can be linked to insulin resistance and of course diabetes.

13. Take a hot shower or bath – This helps the mind and body to relax. The rise and fall of  body temperature induces sleepiness.

14. Try to have a wake up time – This for me depends on what time I go to the gym. I always wake up early even in the weekends when I have no reason to get up. Always wake up with the sun.

15. Make up for lost sleep – This I have heard makes no difference but in my case if I have had a late night the night before I find I am in bed a little earlier the next night or I have a nanny nap during the day

16. Keep the caffeine drinks to the morning – Not a good idea before bed.

17. Dont Toss and Turn – They say get up for 10 minutes, go to the loo or go have a cup of warm milk or glass of water and go back to bed. Another idea is pick up your favorite magazine and look at some nice homes or fashion something to take you mind off what is making you toss and turn.

18. Medication check – Check you medication it may be making you sleepless. If so go see the doctor and get it changed. I don’t take medication so that is not my problem.

19. Pets on the floor – Don’t have your pet on the bed sleeping with you as the chances it is what could  be disturbing you. Make sure your pet has a nice comfortable bed on the floor and make sure he or she understands they are not welcome on the bed. I know its hard to do but once they are in the habit you will both be happy and you will not get grouchy with it.

20. Sleeping tracker – If you do have to have your smartphone in the bedroom or you could get one of those fitbit watches you are able to track your sleeping patterns. This can show you what may be disturbing your snooze time. I believe they are very good.

21. Listen to soothing music – You are able to get sound tracks of things like rivers, oceans, wind any thing that may make you feel peaceful and nod off to sleep. You can get that sort of gadget on Amazon

22. Sniff of Lavender – works well. I put a few drops on my pillow of pure lavender oil or spray what ever I have at the time,  every night.

23. Muscle relaxation – Now this works but takes a bit of concentration – You need to start with the feet and work your way up your body. Often by then you fall asleep. The idea is to tighten your muscle then relax. Like tighten your muscles in the feet for a few seconds then relax. Tighten the muscles in the calf of your leg then relax etc etc till you get to the head. By that time the chances are you are snoring.

24. Breath – Now this does work – well most of the time – I find by the time I focus on 4 deep slow breaths if am ready for sleep. I do this often with success. Actually if there is any for of anxiety you are facing even if you are not in bed a deep breath really helps to calm the nerves

25. Dim the lights – Any bright lights will disturb your sleep. If you have any electronics in the room turn them off at the wall. Especially if they are a ‘blue light’ they will cause disturbance in your sleep.

26. Sunlight your best friend – Make sure you get some sunlight during the day.  sunlight  keeps daytime fatigue at bay, leading to more sleepiness at bedtime. That good old Vitamin D the natural way is a must and good for you in moderation.

27. Shut that Computer down –  Artificial lights from computers, TVs, and cell phones might make it more difficult for the body to understand when it’s time to wind down. Try reading.

28. Drink something warm – Before you go to bed have some warm milk or milk and chocolate. Or just dark chocolate that sometimes helps.

29. Dream a little – This also works for me – I have a place that I go to when I am having trouble going to sleep. I visualize the sand and the track and the bushes on the way to my favorite beach. I visualize the waves the fish in the waves etc etc and off to La La land I go.

30. Wine – Glass of red before bed works for me

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