Archive for May, 2008

Does “Brain Food” Stop Tremors?

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Fine motor control originates in the cerebellum were all organized, efficient and large-scale movements of muscle groups are coordinated by the nervous system. However, fine motor control is coordinated through an added connected organ in the brain called the substantia nigra. This area allows you to do very delicate work.It’s amazing: The same muscles and nerves that perform vigorous movements, like those used to swing a golf club or tennis racquet, also coordinate refined and delicate movements used for artwork or sign language. This is possible because of the intricate communication between the substantia nigra, the cerebellum, spine, nerves and muscles.

The brain’s ability to resist disease

You brain has an amazing capacity called “system redundancy.” This is the ability to adapt to loss. You brain has built-in systems to take over functions in case of injury or illness. Take the substantia nigra for example, it coordinates fine muscle control. Do you know how much of this organ you’d have to lose before you would develop a movement disorder … 5% … 10% … 20%? The fact is, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s do not appear until about 60% of this area of the brain has died!

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Seasonal allergies? – Five Tips For Dealing With Them!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Last winter’s heavy rains and higher-than-normal temperatures have ushered in higher-than-normal amounts of airborne pollen and mold spores.  Experts predict this allergy season will really pack a punch! We offer five tips to help deal with this “over-the-top” allergy season:

  1. Track the pollen count, and take proactive measures. If the pollen count is high, don’t spend too much time outdoors. That may mean trading in your evening walk around the neighborhood for half an hour on the treadmill, but your lungs and sinuses will probably thank you for it.
  2. Do your spring-cleaning! If you suffer from any type of allergy, it’s important to wash all bedding at least once a week. Also, try not to bring pollen into the bedroom with you. Wash your hair before bed to get rid of the excess pollen that gathers there throughout the day.
  3. Give your dog a bath. Many allergy experts suspect that people who think they are allergic to their cats and dogs (in addition to airborne pollens) are probably only allergic to the pollen hiding in their pets’ fur. Give Rascal (or Fifi) a bath. It may improve your allergy symptoms.
  4. Get a good night’s sleep. Allergy symptoms often affect your quality of sleep, and exhaustion can exacerbate allergy symptoms, creating a vicious cycle. If you have trouble either falling asleep or staying asleep, consider trying TriVita’s Peaceful Sleep, a safe and effective homeopathic medicinal specifically formulated to help you get a good night’s sleep without feeling groggy the next day.

High Cholesterol May Lower Your Libido

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

High stress is also associated with very high or low levels of cholesterol, which can result in a lowered libido.

The cholesterol connection
Your body uses cholesterol to make healthy levels of sex hormones. This is an interesting conversion and knowing about it can help you make healthier choices. You see, every fat that you include in your diet or take in supplements will end up as the fuel for some important process in your body. Good cholesterol is made from consuming good fats such as Omega-3 and evening primrose oil. Conversely, consuming bad fats will make bad cholesterol and bad (inflammatory) hormones.

High cholesterol can reduce libido
Stress blocks the enzyme that converts cholesterol into hormones. Think of a dam along a peaceful river: If you block the river, water will begin to fill behind the dam and flood the nearby landscape. Water below the dam will be reduced to a trickle. This is what happens when stress blocks cholesterol from being converted into hormones:

  • Blood levels of cholesterol build up.
  • Sex hormones that support a healthy libido trickle down.

Managing stress is the key to solving many of the cholesterol-related problems that result in low libido.

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What is The “Right” Calcium For Your Bones?

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

A Harvard study of over 12,000 women found that those who consumed the recommended amount of calcium from a milk source had twice the risk of hip fractures than women who primarily got their calcium from non-milk sources. One form of calcium is far superior to all other supplements at building strong bones!

Do you know the second best-selling nutritional supplement in America is calcium. Do you know what it really does? Do you know the best sources?

Osteoporosis is a very serious disease; more women die of osteoporosis-related fractures than from breast cancer! A diet high in calcium helps prevent osteoporosis if the calcium is absorbed and if there are enough other necessary nutrients (such as Vitamin D) to transport this calcium to the bones. The single greatest use for calcium is treating osteoporosis. Osteoporosis results from a high loss of bone density; your bones become so thin that they may break with the simple act of sneezing or stepping off a curb.

The debate about calcium quality begins with its source. Is calcium from stone, oyster shell or eggshell as good as calcium from fruits and vegetables? Is calcium from milk and beef equivalent to calcium from nuts and fish? What’s the answer? – It depends! Certain forms of calcium are good for certain purposes.

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You’ll also want to read, “Critical Informaton About Your Bone Health

Use Vitamin C Flush to Prepare for Weight Loss

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Toxins or poisons collect in your body over time and can damage your health. They collect in your lymphatic system and this can affect your body’s ability to heal itself.

Toxins can pile up in your lymph nodes where two-thirds of your immune system resides. If the lymph nodes are full of toxins, your body will not respond correctly to new stresses. This includes the changes that occur when you begin a weight loss program.

A process called a “Vitamin C flush” can help your body get rid of this waste and prepare your body to achieve maximum benefit of the weight loss program.

The Vitamin C flush
The Vitamin C flush can help stimulate your lymphatic system and help you calculate the maximum amount of Vitamin C that your body can use every day. Read more