Diet

Diet

 

Food is more and more recognized as an important healing force. About two-thirds of all deaths are directly affected by improper diet, and poor eating habits play a large part in the modern society’s most common killers– coronary heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, diabetes and some cancers.

 

Healing with food is not haphazard. Food acts according its various therapeutic properties, although its properties are often less specific and its actions less drastic than those of herbs or other medicines. Food also acts as a foundation medicine. It is sometimes slower to take effect, but more profoundly affects all systems of the body. If diet is used correctly for prevention and treatment, other medicines are required less, if at all.

 

The diseases that can be helped through dietary treatment are follows:

 

  1. Blood Sugar Imbalance (Diabetes, Hypoglycemia)
  2. The Stomach and Intestines (Stomach Ulcer, Colitis&Enteritis, Diverticulosis &Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Dysentery, Diarrhea, Constipation)
  3. Blood Disorders (Blood Deficiency, Bleeding, Menstrual Disorders)
  4. Cancer
  5. Degenerative Disorders (Rheumatic and Arthritic Conditions, Alcoholism&other Intoxicant Abuses, Asthma, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis-MS, Genital Herpes, Severe Skin Diseases, Schizophrenia& other Mental Illness)

 

 

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Supplements

Supplements

 

There are two kinds of supplements in the market today. One is nutritional type, another is functional type.

Nutritional Type of supplements is designed for supplying the nutrients that are lacking of in our daily diet. They do not have any exact effect in relation to our conditions, such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, royal jelly, etc.

 

Functional Type of supplements is designed for improving specific health issues.

There are three subdivisions in this type of supplements:

 

working on regulating the function of organs(like fish oil, lecithin, etc.);

 

focusing on group compounding forms to enhance the effect of supplement (like Super Greens–spirulina,barley grass,chlorella & wheat grass; Superfood Mix– hemp, maca, lucuma, spirulina, caocao, barley grass,chlorela & kelp; Joint Support Complex etc.);

 

working at the cellular level to repair DNA and cells, and supply nutrients to the cells (like Reserve, AM/PM &FINITI from Jeunesse).

These supplements are the most advanced type to fight against aging related conditions. There are about 400 thousand billions to 600 thousand billions of cells which are the basic structural and functional units in human body. The main cause of the disorder of organs’ function is the damaging and dying of the cells. The illnesses are the manifestation of the organs’ function disorders. There are two main reasons to cause cells death: one is lacking of nutrients, another is over loading toxins beyond cells’ capacity to remove. These cellular level supplements can nourish and repair cells, especially repair DNA. So they can bring the cells back to their healthy and vitality state.

These cellular level functional supplements are pure natural, no addictive effect, regulating the function from over all of the body, and showing effects from 3-15 days.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sleep

Sleep

 

Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep—and the price of sleep deprivation. We have paid for ignoring sleep: an epidemic of heart disease, 33% of traffic-fatigue-related accidents, and immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages.

 

Impact of sleep debt on metabolic and endocrine function ( Abstract from The Lancet)

 

Background

Chronic sleep debt is becoming increasingly common and affects millions of people in more-developed countries. Sleep debt is currently believed to have no adverse effect on health. We investigated the effect of sleep debt on metabolic and endocrine functions.

Methods

We assessed carbohydrate metabolism, thyrotropic function, activity of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis, and sympathovagal balance in 11 young men after time in bed had been restricted to 4 h per night for 6 nights. We compared the sleep-debt condition with measurements taken at the end of a sleep-recovery period when participants were allowed 12 h in bed per night for 6 nights.

Findings

Glucose tolerance was lower in the sleep-debt condition than in the fully rested condition (p<0.02), as were thyrotropin concentrations (p<0.01). Evening cortisol concentrations were raised (p=0.0001) and activity of the sympathetic nervous system was increased in the sleep-debt condition (p<0.02).

Interpretation

Sleep debt has a harmful impact on carbohydrate metabolism and endocrine function. The effects are similar to those seen in normal ageing and, therefore, sleep debt may increase the severity of age-related chronic disorders.

 

How many hours sleep do we need

 

We need generally between 8-9hours good sleep for maintain a healthy system. But it can be vary for individuals.

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Moderation and Mindfulness

Moderation and Mindfulness

 

It is very important for overall health that we live our life with mindfulness and moderation. Over eating, excessive physical work or exercise, extremely emotional experience (sadness,anger, hatred, jealousy and excitement etc.),  over drinking and accumulative short hours sleep can impact our body physiologically and psychologically, and bring about all kinds of illnesses.

 

Mindfulness is an attribute of consciousness long believed to promote well-being. An experience-sampling study shows that both dispositional and state mindfulness predict self-regulated behavior and positive emotional states.A clinical intervention study with cancer patients demonstrates that increases in mindfulness over time relate to declines in mood disturbance and stress.

 

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program , which is a structured group program that employs mindfulness meditation to alleviate suffering associated with physical, psychosomatic and psychiatric disorders and is based upon a systematic procedure to develop enhanced awareness of moment-to-moment experience of perceptible mental processes, claims that greater awareness will provide more veridical perception, reduce negative affect and improve vitality and coping.

 

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Attitude to happy life

Attitude to happy life

 

Life Coach Ramon Llamba shares nine significant attitudes that help you become happier in life.

Gratitude
Appreciate what you have and value it. Try counting your positives and be grateful for all the good things and people in your life. Stop complaining and be thankful for what you already have and you’ll soon start feeling happy.

Optimism
Treat failure as an opportunity to learn a new and better lesson from life, and that’s the trick to manufacture optimism in life. Never give up trying because that’s an indication that something better is in store. Once you start harbouring an optimistic attitude towards life, success will automatically follow.

Avoid comparison
Nothing is as awful as comparing yourself to someone else. If you think you’re better that the other person, you’re letting yourself regale in an unhealthy sense of superiority. If you demean yourself in front of others, it means all your hard work and progress has been in vain. While social comparisons are unhealthy, self-improvement is effective.

Kindness
There’s a scientific reason behind every act of kindness that you do. Helping someone selflessly releases serotonin in your brain (Serotonin is the hormone that controls your mood) and hence makes you feel good about yourself almost instantly. Try doing one act of kindness everyday to flush out the toxins of depression from your system.

Nurture relationships
Relationships keep us alive and kicking. In fact, according to research studies loneliness doubles people’s mortality rates. A circle of good friends, loving family members and cheerful colleagues are a reminder that you have people who care about you. There’s nothing like having someone who you can share your experiences with. So nurture these relationships and say goodbye to a lonesome existence.

Forgive
Hatred is a negative feeling and harbouring it will have nothing but negative effects on your well-being. Stop thinking about the hateful emotion/person and let it go. Forgive if needed, take things lightly and let it not affect your system.

Commit to your goals
If you have a goal, work towards it. Anything is achievable if you put your heart into it. Wholehearted dedication and diligence can bring extraordinary results and consequentially add to your happiness.

Spirituality
Spirituality teaches us that life is bigger than us and it helps us connect to the larger meanings of life. Practice spirituality to understand the source of all creation and feel connected to everything that exists in this world.

Care for your body
Love yourself and love your body! Your physical condition has a direct connection with your well-being. A fit body and healthy mind is reflective of happiness. Start working towards the health of your physical, mental and emotional energy by caring for your body.

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7 benefits of regular physical activity

Exercises

 

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life. 

Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing to exercise? Check out these seven ways exercise can improve your life.

No. 1: Exercise controls weight

Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don’t need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can’t do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways — by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chores.

No. 2: Exercise combats health conditions and diseases

Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent high blood pressure? No matter what your current weight, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.

No. 3: Exercise improves mood

Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

No. 4: Exercise boosts energy

Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores.

 

 

No. 5: Exercise promotes better sleep

Struggling to fall asleep? Or to stay asleep? Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep. Just don’t exercise too close to bedtime, or you may be too energized to fall asleep.

No. 6: Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life

Do you feel too tired or too out of shape to enjoy physical intimacy? Regular physical activity can leave you feeling energized and looking better, which may have a positive effect on your sex life. But there’s more to it than that. Regular physical activity can lead to enhanced arousal for women. And men who exercise regularly are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than are men who don’t exercise.

No. 7: Exercise can be fun

Exercise and physical activity can be a fun way to spend some time. It gives you a chance to unwind, enjoy the outdoors or simply engage in activities that make you happy. Physical activity can also help you connect with family or friends in a fun social setting. So, take a dance class, hit the hiking trails or join a soccer team. Find a physical activity you enjoy, and just do it. If you get bored, try something new.

The bottom line on exercise

Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. If you want to lose weight or meet specific fitness goals, you may need to exercise more. Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you haven’t exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes or arthritis, or you have any concerns.

 

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Tai Chi and Qigong

What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing, and aerobic — yet relaxing — exercise that began as a martial art. As it developed, it took on the purpose of enhancing physical and mental health. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation. The meditation is sometimes called “moving meditation.”
Tai Chi improves the flow of energy through the body, leading to greater awareness, calmness, and an overall sense of wellness.
What Are the Health Benefits of Tai Chi?
Here’s a look at some of Tai Chi’s potential perks:
Improved strength and better balance. Oregon Research Institute found that, after 6 months, Tai Chi participants were twice as likely to have no trouble performing moderate to rigorous activities as nonparticipants. The benefit was greatest among those who started with the poorest health or worst function. Other research has shown a reduction in falls among people who do Tai Chi. Two studies sponsored by the National Institute on Aging found that Tai Chi exercises cut the fear of falling and risk of falls among older people. Two small sports medicine studies suggest that Tai Chi may improve sensitivity to nerve signals in ankles and knees, which might prevent falls.
Reduced pain and stiffness. People with osteoarthritis assigned to a Tai Chi group during a 3-month study reported less joint pain and stiffness than when they started. They also had less pain and stiffness than patients in a control group.

Enhanced sleep. Exploring Tai Chi’s impact on sleep, the Oregon researchers found that Tai Chi participants had improved sleep quality and length. A UCLA study of Tai Chi chih, a Westernized version of Tai Chi, also supports claims of sleep benefits. Two-thirds of the people practicing Tai Chi chih had major improvements in sleep quality. The benefits are similar to those gained through drugs or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Increased immunity to shingles. Characterized by a painful, blistering skin rash, shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. In a shingles study, researchers found that Tai Chi prompted an immune response to the varicella zoster virus similar to that prompted by the varicella vaccine. When combined with the vaccine, Tai Chi helped create even greater levels of immunity — double those of the control group.

What Is Qigong?
Qigong — pronounced chee gong — is a practice that involves a series of postures and exercises including slow, circular movements, regulated breathing, focused meditation, and self-massage.
There are a variety of styles, and they are classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. Some qigong styles are gentler like Tai Chi and can easily be adapted. Others are more vigorous like kung fu.
One unique feature of Qigong is its ability to train the mind to direct the body’s energy, or Chi, to any part of the body. Some believe that, when moved correctly, Chi can bring your body to a natural state of balance.
What Are the Health Benefits of Qigong?
Qigong is believed to relax the mind, muscles, tendons, joints, and inner organs — helping to improve circulation, relieve stress and pain, and restore health. It’s practiced widely in China’s clinics and hospitals.
Some believe that as a complement to Western medicine, Qigong can help the body heal itself, slowing or even reversing the effects of certain conditions. For example, in a study lasting 20 years, people with hypertension were given drugs to control blood pressure. At first, all participants had a drop in blood pressure, but blood pressure among those who were practicing Qigong stabilized over time. The Qigong group members were also able to lower their use of blood pressure drugs. The control group, however, had an increase in blood pressure, requiring greater use of drugs.
In addition to lower blood pressure, Qigong may have other benefits, including:
Increased stamina and vitality
Reduced stress
Enhanced immune system
Improved cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions
Decreased risk of falling
Reduced symptoms and improved function in people with fibromyalgia
Are There Any Special Precautions for Tai Chi or Qigong?
Both Tai Chi and Qigong are gentle exercises with few risks. However, if you are older, have a health condition, or have not exercised in a long time, talk to your doctor before you try either of these practices. Think of both as complements to Western medicine, and not replacements for it.
In general, use caution if you are pregnant or if you have a joint problem or severe osteoporosis. It’s best not to do Tai Chi or Qigong right after eating, if you are very tired, or if you have an active infection.

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