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Quick Healthy Meal – Healthy Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

This looks to be a great quick easy meal for those who have little time to cook and make it healthy. Rice takes no time and the broccoli a quick steam together with the shrimp and wallah – Done

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Recipe – Ingredients:1 1/2 t.fresh garlic, 2 t. fresh ginger, 1/3 c. soy sauce, 1/2 t. crushed red pepper, 1 T. olive oil, 1/3 c. honey Directions: Put shrimp into plastic bag and marinade in the 1/2 the sauce for 15 min. in the fridge; then saute mixture in the olive oil in a frying pan till tender; top with remaining sauce and serve

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Did You Know – 12/05/2016

All these did you know’s are from my book “Secrets of Longevity” by Dr Maoshing Ni”

 

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  1. Flowers for Stress busting – A study showed that people who sat near a bouquet of colorful flowers during a typing assignment than those that sat next to a just green foliage plant. It proved that colorful flowers have a powerful influence on moods, love, and combat stress.” I love flowers and have them in the house all the time ” me just sayin.

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2. Hug the ground – This I found interesting – There are reasons why gravity keeps humans close to the ground. The higher you are from the surface the earth the less connected you are to the planet’s electromagnetic field (EMF). Our bodies myriad functions are regulated b our own EMF, which pulses to that of the earth. When the EMF synchronization is disrupted, disease can result. When you fly in a plane at 30,000 feet you are bombarded with a level of cosmic radiation similar to one’s radiation exposure in a chest x-ray. So if possible work or live no higher than 4 stories up and (this for some is impossible) use air travel only when absolutely necessary. Also I have read it is why walking on the ground with bare feet when possible is very healthy for you.

 

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3. Activities in our lives can be categorized as Yin or Yang. Sleeping, relaxing, reading and bathing are yin activities. Exercising on the other hand together with cooking, engaging in hobbies and study are yang. So therefore your bedroom and bathroom are more appropriately located in the northern and western parts of your home. Your office, kitchen, living room and dining room should be in the southern and eastern locations.

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4. phosphatidylserine (PS) –  is a well documented nutrient used in Europe to reverse age related dementia and memory loss. It is made naturally by the body. It is known to boost various neurotransmitters in the brain that activate reasoning, concentration and memory. It also allows ones ability to withstand harmful effects of stress.

The average daily phosphatidylserine (PS) intake from diet in Western countries is estimated to be 130 mg.  PS may be found in meat and fish. Only small amounts of PS can be found in dairy products or in vegetables, with the exception of white beans and soy lecithin.

 

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5. Active Sex Life – It is natures fountain of youth – A healthy sex life raises the levels of substances that lengthen your life span – endorphins, growth hormone, and DHEA. Lowers stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. A fulfilling sexuality not only improves the quality of life but the quantity

 

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Did You Know – 01/26/2015

 

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1. Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world – 78.5 for Men and 85.5 for Women. This is mainly attributed to their traditional diet of fish, sea vegetables, rice and non genetically modified soy.

 

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2. The intestine replaces its lining every 72 hours. The digestion system uses more energy that any other physiological process in the body so you need to consider the nutritional value of all that we eat. 

 

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3. Staying awake for over 17 hours impairs your brain functioning which is the same amount as having a blood alcohol content of .05%

 

4. Americans on average spend 5c per day flushing their toilets.  (How interesting)

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5. The Americans in 1962 blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima. This I know to be true as I was living in NZ at the time and it lit the sky up something fearful to say the least.

 

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6. Einstein’s eyes are in a safe box in NYC. Have no idea why but maybe they will use the cells from his eyes one day for transplant. Who Knows.

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Interesting Information On Soy!

I received this in an email today. It is an article written by Al Sears MD a well-known authority on health matters. I always knew that Soy was not as healthy as it was to be made out, and this article gives you the facts, that hopefully will make you more informed on the subject. Of course it is your choice whether you consume soy or not, but after reading this I think I will be more aware and watch out for products that soy may be an ingredient.

We don’t want it to affect our sex life do we?

Soy – by Al Sears MD

Buddhist monks live a strict life of depriving themselves. They don’t have any kind of sexual activity and try to stop themselves from even having any desires. They are not allowed to marry, or even touch a woman. Sex and lust are the most important things to avoid.

And do you know how they prevent all those sexual urges and desires?

They eat soy.

If that’s what you had to do to be healthy, I think I’d pass.

Soy promotes what I call testosterone resistance in your body. When you don’t have enough testosterone it can rob you of your sexual desire and energy. And studies show that soy’s two main estrogen-like compounds – genistein and daidzein –create this resistance to testosterone. They block your sex hormones, called androgens, from reaching their  receptors.

Soy appears to have three ways it does this:

1. Soy interferes when testosterone wants to bind to its natural hormone receptors.

Genistein and daidzein bind so strongly to androgen receptors that they take the place of testosterone in your body. When researchers looked at how this affects development in boys, they found that it can wreak havoc on sexual development.2

2. Soy Increases SHBG.

Why is SHBG (or serum hormone binding globulin) so important? Because it regulates your sex hormones. When you have too much, it lowers the amount of free testosterone you have, and your hormones go out of whack…which can lead to impotence and low libido.

Japanese researchers gave healthy men only 60 mg of soy for three months. Their SHBG jumped, and their free testosterone went into free-fall.3 For women the effects are worse. In addition to diabetes, low SHBG levels can cause infertility, polycystic ovaries, acne and uterine cancer.

3. Soy lowers the amount of testosterone your body produces.

In a study investigating ways of reducing testosterone for prostate cancer patients, researchers discovered a surefire way to lower total testosterone in men: soy.

They fed animals less than 1 mg of soy and found that their testosterone levels dropped like a stone.4

To avoid testosterone resistance, my advice is that both men and women should avoid all soy products.

The problem is it’s not always easy to tell what has soy in it and what doesn’t.

Here are two ways to help you avoid hidden soy so you can keep your sex drive alive, have lots of energy and stay happy:

Step 1. You probably don’t like to read labels, but it’s best to be aware of how much soy you’re consuming, given the potential health hazards. Avoid these ingredients in your food. They are all usually made from or contain soy:

• Albumin

• Bulking Agent

• Carob

• Emulsifier

• Glycerol monostearate

• Guar gum

• Gum arabic

• Hydrolyzed plant protein

• Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

• Lecithin

• Liquid smoke

• Mixed tocopherols

• Mono and di-glyceride

• Monosodium glutamate

• Natural flavorings

• Protein

• Protein concentrate

• Protein extender

• Protein isolates

• Smoke flavor

• Stabilizer

• Textured vegetable protein

• Thiamine mononitrate

• Thickening agent

• Vegetable broth

• Vegetable gum

• Vegetable oil

• Vegetable shortening

Step 2. Soy isn’t just hidden in your food, it’s hidden on your food – like fruits and vegetables.

To make them look shiny and delicious on store shelves, and to seal in moisture, produce is sprayed with a waxy coating. You may already know that these waxes can be made from petroleum, but what you may not know is that most are not.

Many waxy coatings – including officially organic-approved food-grade coatings made from vegetable, beeswax, carnauba wax or lac resin – use soy protein to thicken the wax so it sticks to the produce.

The government puts these coatings in their “generally recognized as safe” category, which is good enough for the big food manufacturers. Unfortunately, many people in the organic food business consider anything made from soy “natural,” meaning good for you, even though it’s anything but.

That’s why fruits and vegetables are one instance where organic isn’t good enough. I buy what I like to call “better than organic” – fresh, local produce. I love shopping at the farmer’s market near my house. It makes me feel good to know where my food is coming from.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

1 Nishizaki, Y., Ishimoto, Y., Hotta, Y., et al, “Effect of flavonoids on androgen and glucocorticoid receptors based on in vitro reporter gene assay,” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. Aug. 15, 2009;19(16):4706-10

2 Sherrill, J.D., Sparks, M., Dennis, J., et al, “Developmental exposures of male rats to soy isoflavones impact Leydig cell differentiation,” Biol Reprod. Sept. 2010;83(3):488-501

3 Tanaka, M., et al, “Isoflavone supplements stimulated the production of serum equol and decreased the serum dihydrotestosterone levels in healthy male volunteers,” Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2009;12(3):247-52

4 Weber, K.S., Setchell, K.D., Stocco, D.M. et al, “Dietary soy-phytoestrogens decrease testosterone levels…” J. Endocrinol. Sept. 1, 2001;170:591-599

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