Benefits of a Green Smoothie

Benefits of a Green Smoothie

There are many health benefits that come with introducing Green Smoothies into your daily diet.  Green Smoothies benefits include: Increased energy Weight loss Prevention of a number of illnesses and chronic conditions Better athletic performance Faster recovery time following injuries The more healthy smoothies you enjoy the better your health will become overall. The several health benefits that come from these smoothies are a result of the high levels of Magnesium, fibre and antioxidants in the leafy greens used.  Green Smoothies contain a number of healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin...

Why buy Organic!

Why buy Organic!

Fruits and Vegetables: The fruits and vegetables listed below have high levels of pesticides even after being washed, so these are a priority for buying organic. Most are thin-skinned, making them very susceptible to contamination. In general, produce with thicker skins retain less pesticide residues. According to the Environmental Working Group, the following items contain the highest concentration of pesticides. Peaches and Nectarines: Peaches require a large amount of pesticides to grow conventionally and have extremely delicate skin, making them the top organic fruit pick – with nectarines not far behind. Apples: Apples are the second priority when choosing organic...

7 Steps to becoming a Healthier Vegan

7 Steps to becoming a Healthier Vegan

By Bianca Phillips | February 20, 2012 Eating more cupcakes and cheese than fresh fruit and greens? Listen to these simple bites of advice. Prior to what some omnivores may believe, not all vegans are pictures of perfect health. French fries and Oreos are vegan, and thanks to enterprising vegan cookbook authors, any cupcake, cookie, or pie can be made without dairy or eggs. While snack foods and desserts certainly have a place in our lives, they probably shouldn’t be a part of our daily diets. Whether you’re looking to give up bad eating habits for spring cleaning or you’re looking to...

Restful Sleep

Restful Sleep

SOURCE Adapted from: http://www.natural-health-restored.com/rest-and-sleep.html Insomnia or inability to sleep is another symptom of magnesium deficiency. If you find it difficult to sleep or find yourself waking up in the night with muscle spasms, cramps and stuffiness, you may benefit from magnesium supplementation. In a study of more than 200 patients, Dr W.H Davis of the University of Pretoria tested magnesium as a possible means of combating insomnia. 99 percent of the patients on magnesium supplementation reported that sleep was induced rapidly and was uninterrupted. Waking tiredness disappeared, and anxiety and tension diminished during the day. No ill effects were noted...

Reversing Diabetes

Reversing Diabetes

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes If you have diabetes or are concerned about developing it, this program could change the course of your life. Although diabetes is a serious illness that all too often leads to heart problems, nerve damage, blindness, stroke, or kidney failure, it doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetesoutlines a completely new dietary approach to preventing, controlling, and even reversing diabetes. The program is based on a series of research studies Dr. Barnard and his colleagues have conducted over the years, the latest funded by the National Institutes...

Alzheimers and your Diet

Alzheimers and your Diet

By age 85, nearly half of all North Americans will be affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The American Academy of Neurology predicts that these rates will triple over the next four decades unless preventive measures are established. This means that the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease will jump from 4.7 million to 13.8 million by 2050. Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease prove to be insufficient and unable to create the same quality of life that the patient had before being diagnosed. Although there is much research to be done with this disease, studies have shown that certain foods are beneficial to...

Eczema and Magnesium Deficiency

Eczema and Magnesium Deficiency

January 15, 2010 by Mel Eczema – one of the most common medical problems  in the world today affects millions of people globally.  And it is on the rise with the number of people suffering from the condition doubling in the last 30 years.  The involvement of magnesium in the body and its relevance to eczema is very complex.  I have tried to outline it simply to give you a basic understanding. Magnesium is a metallic element whose presence in our body is essential for good health. A magnesium deficiency in the body will increase the body’s sensitivity to stress.  Likewise, an increase in...

Magnesium Deficiency in Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

Magnesium Deficiency in Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

Tagged: Lupus Reduced erythrocyte magnesium (Mg) levels have been reported in fibromyalgia syndrome (FS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS). These disorders have chronic pain as a common symptom. Chronic pain also affects some patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To determine if SLE patients are also prone to hypomagnesemia, red blood cell (RBC) and plasma Mg levels were measured in all SLE patients seen in a general rheumatology practice in a 3-year period. There were 25 such patients with a mean age of 47 years. Thirteen SLE patients had FS and 12...

Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics and Skin Care Products

Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics and Skin Care Products

Have you ever examined the ingredients listed on the labels of your cosmetics or other skin care products? Do you know what those ingredients are? What you may not realize is that many of the skin care products and cosmetics you are buying contain ingredients that are not only harmful to your skin, but also to your long term health. Many of these ingredients are known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and are used by the cosmetic industry simply because they are cheap! Harmful Ingredients Commonly Found in Skin Care Products and Cosmetics The following are just some of the synthetic chemicals...