Showing posts from February, 2012

The Hot and Cold of HOT Flushes!

What are Hot Flushes? Hot flushes, are a  vasomotor symptom  of menopause. This means that hot flushes can disrupt the usual functioning of the vascular and motor systems of the body, causing intense heat, perspiration, and other symptoms ranging from mild to severe.  Women with menopause-related hot flushes will usually experience a consistent and unique pattern of symptoms. The duration and frequency of hot flushes varies from woman to woman, but they  can occur at any time of the day  or night. They are often called night sweats when they happen during sleep.  Some women experience mild symptoms of hot flushes infrequently, while others have more severe symptoms more than once daily.  Signs and Symptoms of Hot Flushes   The following are the most common signs and symptoms of hot flashes: Sudden, intense feelings of heat  in the face, neck, arms, torso, and sometimes the whole body. Rapid or irregular heartbeat and pulse , including heart palpitations. Flushi

Moods and Foods

A  diet rich in wholefoods benefits not only our body physically but mentally and emotionally as well... Recent studies have shown that what we eat influences our moods and psychological behaviours — a link that represents an exciting new frontier for personal health and happiness. Choosing to eat foods that are fresh, with a high nutrient value of vitamins and minerals can be a recipe for success! Nutritional factors can have a significant impact on brain function, which can result, if deficiencies or imbalances occur, in numerous mental aberrations, such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, autism, bulimia, anorexia and bi-polar disorder. Linus Pauling Ph.D., a two-time Nobel Prize winner, summed up this perspective well: "It is now recognised by leading workers in the field that behaviour is determined by the functioning of the brain, and that the functioning of the brain is dependent on its composition and its structure" ...

Have you heard about Colloidal Silver - Nature's natural antibiotic?

Colloidal Silver Share Tweet Colloidal silver is a powerful, natural substance that can be used for all sorts of conditions.  In fact, it is one of the strongest natural antibiotics known to man.  What are Colloids? Colloids are the smallest biological form of any matter.  They are small enough to pass through membranes and thus they skip past the digestive process and are easily absorbed by the body. COLLOIDAL SILVER is made of a pH-balanced distilled water base with microscopic metallic silver particles that have been dispersed and held in suspension by an electrical current. It is non-toxic, tasteless, and is completely safe for internal use. COLLOIDAL SILVER offers support for the maintenance of good health during flu and cold season and has multiple uses for good health. The Benefits of Colloidal Silver Colloidal silver has many benefits.  It supports the natural defense system of the body and is powerfully alkalin

Have you had your Greens today?

Everything we eat influences our body's pH level. By consuming too many acid-forming or acidic foods, like a typical continental breakfast, white bread, hot-dogs, muffins with coffee or coke, our body is continuously fighting to neutralize the excessive acid and to retain a pH balance [which is a pH level of 7.356 on the pH scale]. Symptoms of a pH imbalance can be weight problems such as overweight and under weight, as well as other health conditions such as allergies, arthritis, acne and heart attacks. To optimize our health and well being, the ideal balance of food and food residue in our body is 80% alkaline and 20% acidic, and is referred to as an alkaline diet , also called an acid alkaline balance diet. The theory behind this pH diet is that the pH produced by the food we eat should reflect the pH level of our bloodstream, which is approximately 7.36, and that if it does not, the pH of our bloodstream may be disrupted. Dr. Robert O. Young claims that health dep

Alkalise to Energise!

Understanding How an Alkaline Diet Works Alkaline diets are a popular choice for people who want to achieve optimum good health. However, many people don't actually understand this diet or how it works. The concept is actually fairly simple - the diet focuses on regaining the correct acid/alkaline pH balance in the body, that was compromised when we started to eat a more domesticated and processed diet. Rather than focusing on foods that are high in sugar, fat, and cholesterol, an alkaline diet primarily consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy whole grains, wholesome protein sources such as soy, beans and legumes, and healthy oils such as canola, olive and flax seed. These foods may be either alkaline or acid in their natural state, but they all produce what is termed as an "alkaline ash" once digested and metabolized by the body. When the body's pH is kept at a slightly alkaline level, all the systems and organs can work more efficiently in a more aerobic

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Organic Wheatgrass & Oatstraw

Calcium-rich oat straw has been clinically proven to aid a variety of health issues Most people who follow a healthy diet regime are aware of the health benefits of oats and oatmeal. Oats are said to help reduce blood cholesterol levels, assist in the removal body fat, and nutritionally provide an excellent source of healthy carbohydrates. Oats have long been a favourite in home-made beauty products in the form of oatmeal baths and facial masks and more recently marketed using the botanical name "avena" in connection with beauty products. However, not as many people are aware of the healing properties contained in oat straw. Calcium-rich oat straw (Avena sativa), is the green oat grass and tops in the "milky" stage before the mature oat grains form a head. Many resources in the alternative health literature promote oat straw for osteoporosis and osteopenia. Oat straw has a long-standing reputation with Medical Herbalists as being a nervine herb, which can be used