The superfoods in this week’s spotlight are chlorella and spirulina. Some argue that these two are truly the best food sources on the planet. Studies have shown that consuming these two (especially together) natural and inexpensive superstars may kill breast cancer tumors, shrink other cancer tumors, correct a common nutritional deficiency that results in poor cardiovascular health and increased risk of osteoporosis, provide a complete protein (all eight essential amino acids) that’s rarely found in the plant kingdom, contains far more calcium than milk, help regulate blood sugar and reduce cravings for carbohydrates, boosts brain function and increases mental capacity, remove heavy metals from the body (such as metals like mercury, cadmium, lead and arsenic), protect the nervous systems from damage caused by silver dental fillings, help the body repair DNA damage to boost its immune function, may reverse cancer, protect against arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, and cardiovascular disease, and protect you from pesticides, PCBs, and other environmental toxins that are found in the vast majority of today’s food supply.
Avoiding the consumption of meat provides excellent physical benefits. Vegetarian diets have a huge array of positive body effects, and can even reverse heart disease and many cancers in the body. Decades of research has pointed to the fact that following a vegetarian diet is good for the heart, body organ and system functioning and mental health. This is because vegetarian diets are low in fat or saturated fat have been used successfully as part of comprehensive health programs to reverse severe coronary artery disease. Vegetarian diets offers protections from disease because of their lower saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein content and often higher concentration of foliate (which reduces serum homocysteine levels, antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, and phytochemicals.) Not only is mortality from coronary artery disease lower in vegetarians than in nonvegetarians , but vegetarian diets have also been successful in curing coronary artery disease. Total serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels are usually lower in vegetarians, but high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels vary depending on the type of vegetarian diet followed.
Are you faithfully buying locally grown produce? Are you aware of where your food comes from? Most of the produce grown in the United States is picked 4 to 7 days before being placed on supermarket shelves, and is shipped for an average of 1500 miles before being sold. Produce that is grown and imported from outside U.S. borders have to travel distances substantially longer that those 1500 miles, especially when taken into consideration countries such as Mexico, Asia, Canada, South America, and other places.
Our brains are like amazing, super powerful computers. Think of each of our brains (computer) as having a certain amount of RAM which determines its processing capacity. The more applications the “computer” is running, the more RAM is used and the slower the computer gets.
This RAM is used for all kinds of brain work, from thinking, recalling, analyzing, to the subconscious actions. The key goal for mental clarity is to have as much free RAM as possible to function at top capacity of your brain.
We know that not all our potential RAM is available when we want them. At least half is occupied with mental clutter – thoughts running in the background (of things we have to do, regret doing, like to do and anxiety over things we have not thought of doing yet).
Carpal tunnel syndrome is generally caused by repetitive finger and hand use (especially with improper positioning). A nerve called the median nerve becomes compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel, the narrow passageway of bones and ligaments on the underside of the wrist.
Conditions such as obesity, pregnancy, hypothyroidism, arthritis, and diabetes can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is so wrong with wheat? It is certainly marketed as the healthier, better for your heart, filled with fiber, and NOT the evil “white” bread alternative. The majority of people do not know this, but wheat, along with rye and barley, contain a family of gluten proteins that create long-term digestive problems for nearly everyone. Yes, it is the gluten in wheat and most grains that is to blame for so many chronic and life altering diseases, such as, arthritis , cancer, depression, dermatitis herpetiformis (intensely itchy, blistering hives), lupus, manic depression, migraine headaches, osteoporosis, and other neurological diseases (multiple sclerosis, epilepsy) and schizophrenia to list a few.
On a more scientific level, another important point people should know is that the wheat being grown and consumed today is vastly different from the wheat 50 years ago, because the wheat of today is genetically modified using extreme techniques. Sadly, their safety for human consumption has never been tested or questioned. If you held up a conventional wheat plant from 50 years ago against a modern, high-yield dwarf wheat plant, you would see that today’s plant is about 2½ feet shorter. It’s stockier, so it can support a much heavier seedbed, and it grows much faster. The great irony here is that the term “genetic modification” refers to the actual insertion or deletion of a gene, and that’s not what’s happened with wheat. Instead, the plant has been hybridized and crossbred to make it resistant to drought and fungi, and to vastly increase yield per acre
1. Exercise: Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication. Exercise also appears to prevent depression and improve mood in healthy people. Many exercise forms — aerobic, yoga, weights, walking and more — have been shown to benefit mood.
Typical therapeutic exercise programs last for eight to 14 weeks. You should have 3 to 4 sessions per week, of at least 20 minutes each. For treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, activities of moderate intensity, like brisk walking, are more successful than very vigorous activity.
Engage in as much integrative exercise as possible — that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on. Many people find it far easier to stick to activities like this than to lifting weights or running on a treadmill.
When children and adults have dairy allergies or a dairy intolerance, finding dairy substitutes may be a little challenging. Most people know that dairy is good for the body because it provides generous sources of calcium. Because calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body (ninety-nine percent of the body’s calcium is stored in bones and teeth for structural support) it can be easily leeched out of the bones due to the amount of acidic foods we may consume. What most people do not realize is that there are several dozen sources of common foods outside of dairy that provide the human body with the recommended intake of 500 mg per day or about 2 traditional servings of milk (1-3 years old), 800 mg per day of about 3 traditional servings (4-8 years old), and 1,000 mg a day (for adults), (National Institutes of Health (NIH)). If you or your children do not like drinking milk, or get stomach aches when drinking a tall glass with those cookies, know that there are many other ways to receive calcium (so do not fret). It is always best to get the calcium you need from foods before turning to supplements. Outside of diary choices for calcium, the following 10 foods are the next best for that convenient daily dose.
Solar flares are magnetic storms on the Sun that releases fields of bright and gaseous surface eruptions and huge amounts of high-energy particles and gases that are tremendously hot. They are ejected thousands of miles from the surface of the Sun and at times, be directed at the Earth, like in recent atmospheric activities. This can possibly impact the Earth and its people.
Hormone replacement therapy, a common treatment for menopausal women, is even more dangerous than previously thought, according to a study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association. In fact, hormone replacement therapy, HRT, greatly increases a patient’s chance of breast cancer. Hormone therapy is very risky, and may increase chances of cancer among other long-term effects in men and women. Additional problems may include blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and breast cancer.