Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ways to Boost Your Immune System

By Philip Culver

There are many ways by which you can boost your immune system function. Many people become more prone to infections and illness as they suffer from weak immune systems. Do you suffer from weak immune system? If yes than you should research on methods of boosting immune system function to help your body fights against the next burst of common colds or influenza in your area.

The easiest way to boost your immune system function is by eating healthy and balanced diet. Constantly eating fast foods or diet that contains little nutrient value can never be associated with boosting immune system function and result in weak immune system.

Balanced diet that is rich in Vitamin C and also those that have large amounts of Vitamin E are thought to work towards boosting immune system function. Experts believe this type of diet helps in boosting immune system performance. Anyone can include these vitamins in their diet as these vitamins are readily available in many vegetables and fruits. Garlic also helps in assisting immune system functions if you like the taste of garlic as it can be easily used in many dishes including soups, sauces and salads. Many people with weak immune system use garlic in their daily diet to supplement immune system.

Regular exercise also plays an important role in supplementing immune system as diet is not the only way to boost immune system performance. As it is said, healthy mind is the base for a healthy body. Exercising regularly helps to keep mind fresh and also fights depression. Hence, exercise also helps to maintain mental health in addition to boosting immune system.

Stress levels play a major role in boosting immune system functions. Many people dealing with problems like loss of job or death of close relative or business tensions are easily prone to cold, flu or an infection. Stressful life with less physical and mental rest results in compromise of their immune system. Even if you can t does anything to reduce stress then you must at least take extra vitamins and take a balanced diet.

One of the major factors for weak immune system is insufficient sleep and hectic schedule. Sleeping for eight hours for people who does mental work and six hours for people for those who do physical work is necessary for a good immune system. To sleep well is essential for a healthy lifestyle. A good night’s sleep helps in boosting immune system functioning. Yes, I can understand that it is difficult to get enough sleep each night in the today’s busy world where we have to work for long hours and also fulfill the demands of home and family. Lack of sleep results in becoming more susceptible to picking up illnesses and may lead to a run down feeling and a lack of energy and even depression in some people.

How to boost your immune system is in your hands. You will have to follow some simple rules and steps to overcome this problem. For a good immune system you need to consume a healthy diet, exercise regularly and try to reduce stress. To stay healthy care for your body and mind!!

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Vitamins Nutrition Supplements - Are They Really Needed?

By: Olinda Rola

Are vitamins nutrition supplements really needed? Vitamins nutrition supplements should be considered nutritional substances that provide health benefits. Ideally, these benefits will have been proven by clinical studies.

What we consume each day is important, and eating a balanced diet makes sense. Assuming that happens on a regular basis, one problem today is that nutrient values of foods have been declining for decades due to soil depletion. And as for what we eat, for example, the USDA food pyramid recommends consuming 2-1/2 cups of vegetables a day for women and 3 cups a day for men. In reality, most adults just do not consume these minimum amounts, and thus the need for high-quality vitamins nutrition supplements for optimum health.

Quality nutrition supplements are much more than just vitamins and minerals. The bodies of both women and men need and will use a wide array of anti-aging natural supplements such as amino acids, antioxidants, bioflavanoids, neuronutrients and specialized substances such as L-Carnosine, alpha lipoic acid and acetyl L-Carnitine. Vitamins nutrition supplements products that support the health of the heart, eyes, brain, immune system, joints and so on are being proven by studies on an ongoing basis.

Today, we live longer, and we want those extra years to be active ones full of energy and health. The basis for good health is a lifestyle that includes a sensible diet with vitamins nutrition supplements, sufficient quality sleep, moderate exercise and weight management.

High-quality, anti-aging nutrition supplements help fill in the gaps everyone will have in their diet. The essential nutrients that the body needs are extensive and complex. Vitamins and minerals are just the beginning. Other nutrients that provide significant anti-aging benefits are the key to improved energy, better health and freedom from disease.

The best vitamins nutrition supplements cannot be the one-a-day type and the reason is simple. One tablet cannot hold all that's needed in necessary quantities as it would be way too large to swallow. One-a-day vitamins are probably a waste of money as studies have shown. When trying to design your own supplement plan, however, it's easy to end up with a dozen or more individual substances to take daily, which is both a hassle and costly.

And women really need a different vitamin formula than men. Women's vitamins nutrition supplements should contain nutrients proven to support the balancing of female hormones for women in their 30's and beyond. Men's vitamin supplements should contain ingredients that support male prostate health.

Fortunately, there are manufacturers that provide quality vitamins nutrition supplements at reasonable prices. One manufacturer even has the individual ingredients linked to the relevant clinical studies. Before spending your money, be as informed as you can about the nutrient products you'll be taking every day.

Copyright 2006 InfoSearch Publishing

About the Author: Learn more about the best vitamins for women and where to find them at http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com/vitamins-for-women.html - Olinda Rola is President of InfoSearch Publishing and webmaster of http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com - a website of natural health articles, sources and information for women and men.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Anti Aging Natural Supplements - Forever Young

Hey there!

Since the last article I wrote was about Anti Aging Natural Supplements, I thought you would love this short article by Ray Page. I found it interesting and thought you would to.

Enjoy and please let me know what you think.


Forever Young: Anti-aging -- Why Not Me?

We’ve all heard the “fountain of youth” programs.

There must be dozens of them: pills, creams, Bo-tox injections, etc. As aging baby boomers we’re in search of quick, perfect and easy “fountains” for ourselves. Let’s face it, we each want to slow the ticking of our own aging clock.

At the tender young age of 30 I decided I wanted to stop growing older. Why would I want to get any older? Thirty seemed the perfect age to be -- forever. As a New Age explorer, during the late 70’s I roamed the Redwood hills of Northern California seeking truth. This is how my quest to have more control over how I age, which is called anti-aging, began. At this time I am pleased to report that indeed my quest for youth is paying off. Now at the “calendar” age of 55, except for a few silver hairs I both look and feel not much over 35 years old.

As I began to research the subject, I found that the mind/body connection to anti-aging became clear. After all, Google has over 14 million hits on the subject. “Youthing” is the term I now use to explain anti-aging. Youthing is an idea whose time has come. What did I discover during my quest? I found that multiple disciplines -- including but not limited to breathwork, firewalking, fasting, yoga, and hypnosis -- all helped me to shape my future. Lessons in dancing, they were.

Most of us assume that anti-aging is just about “sticking around” for a little longer, but this is only a small part of the quest. Youthing is a state of being . It's an awareness. Youthing is really about “stepping up to the plate” and taking your power into the very fabric of our reality -- into every cell of our bodies. We can all have more control over how we age; the best part is that youthing doesn't involve buying pills or cremes, or joining a club. Youthing is a training system that teaches each of us to let go of old counterproductive and worn-out beliefs, programs, and assumptions. Essentially, we learn to automatically say ”yes” to a long and healthy life, and without even thinking about it -- without using our old habits, which leave us as they’re replaced by new ones.

When we expect to slow down the aging process, we can create -- each at our own cellular level -- conditions that justify this belief. As Deepak Chopra wrote in AGELESS BODY, TIMELESS MIND ( Harmony Books,1993): “Aging seems to be something that’s happening to you when in fact it is something your body has learned to do. It has learned to carry out the programming fed into it by you, the programmer”. What is easy, fun and very effective is hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is simple, very effective, and can be fun depending on its purpose. Whether sessions are done in person or by telephone, they can set the stage for stretching beyond set limitations. Hypnosis is the art of placing the conscious self in a state of strong suggestibility. During this time the conscious self is very open to change; it can literally set aside any limiting beliefs that may have been interfering with one’s ability to change.

It’s a proven fact that our bodies are constantly creating new and healthy cells to replace old and damaged ones, and every new cell gets its “replacing” instructions from the DNA contained in the old cell. So, it stands to reason that if our DNA programs our new cells with the healthiest and most youthful information possible as a blueprint for development, the body’s cell memories will change for the better, by being “younger”. This process is called “Cell Transformation”. The question arises: can hypnosis really be used in order to literally tell our bodies cells to be younger? From my experience, I strongly believe that the answer is yes. Lets wrap this up. Youthing is the process of participating in the act of a successful anti-aging program. It involves one’s past, present and future. Here's why: the past is forever with us. We can't do away with it; we can't change it. But we can make it work for us, because addressing and healing childhood traumas (with regard to induced and conditioned beliefs about aging) can be explored and corrected. Also, learning to forgive ourselves and others can do wonders for us and for our present youthing goals. Finally, seeing ourselves alive, fit, and healthy, now and and in the future, is a vital part of everyone’s youthing process..

I’m currently working with energy medicine that is directed toward youthing techniques. It is very effective; I could write so much more about it. But remember this: your body is the most valuable possession you own. By consciously programming your mind and body to remain youthful, the old paradigm -- of collective conditioning -- is broken. As Richard Bach put it so concisely in his classic 1977 book, ILLUSIONS: “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.” Don’t limit how you age. Find out how it is to feel good!

Copyright Ray Page

Ray Page: Have been working with anti-aging concepts and technologies since 1979. At times I’am astonished and amazed how this stuff really works. Cynthia Bishop: partner, editor and R.N. Ray is a writer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, firewalk instructor, and anti-aging coach. Reach him redtailhawk@fastmail.net - http://www.redtailhawk.bravehost.com.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Health and Liquid Vitamins

Health and Liquid Vitamins

It has been know for some time that we do not get enough vitamins, minerals and nutrition from the food we eat. But even though we may try to supplement our diets, we still may not be getting everything our bodies truly need. If your body is not able to absorb the nutrients from the supplements that you take, then you are still deficient of much needed nutrition.

Unfortunately, many of the vitamins and supplements on the market today do not get absorbed by the body. Vitamins and supplements in solid form actually can pass through the body only being absorbed 10 to 20 percent. So most of these supplements that people think they are taking actually end up being flushed away.

The solution is liquid vitamins. The idea is that optimum
health and liquid vitamins go hand and hand together. The absorption rate can actually be up to 98% when supplementing your diet through liquid vitamins.

But the true proof is trying it out for you. For me, I noticed a significant difference when switching from solid vitamins to liquid ones. I have noticed that I have much more energy and am not getting sick as often as I used to. I even have found that I am able to sleep less at night and still feel like I did with more sleep.

Health and liquid vitamins are more important than ever especially in a time when we are too much in a hurry to sit down and eat a healthy meal as we are always on the run looking to squeeze every minute we can out of our day. But don’t just trust me, try the comparison yourself and let us know your results.

Until next time…Good Health and Well-being!

Dave Kettner

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Anti Aging Natural Supplements

Anti Aging Natural Supplements

Anti aging natural supplements - do they exist? Is it possible that anti aging natural supplements can slow the aging process? Absolutely! Numerous clinical studies have shown and are still discovering the health benefits of many nutrients. The foundation for good health is a lifestyle that includes a sensible diet with nutritional supplements, reasonable exercise and weight management. It is important to be aware of what NOT to eat as well as what you should eat. In general, if it comes in a packet or is processed, it's healthier not to eat it.

Slowing down the aging process includes providing your body all the nutrients it requires. These nutrients must work at the cellular level repairing your DNA and RNA. Ideally, you should be able to obtain the essential nutrients from your diet. However, that has not been possible for years. Numerous studies have found the overall nutrient value of foods has been declining for decades due to soil depletion.

Taking one of the high-quality, broad-spectrum anti aging natural supplements helps fill in the dietary gaps that everyone will have. The essential nutrients that you need are extensive and complex. Your body also needs and will use a wide array of anti aging natural supplements - amino acids, antioxidants, bioflavanoids, neuronutrients, certain herbal extracts, enzymes and specialized substances such as L-Carnosine, alpha lipoic acid, acetyl L-Carnitine, ATP precursors and so on. And these nutrients have to be in the correct proportions to each other based on the latest research.

Even the best anti aging natural supplements cannot substitute for a poor diet. For example, the USDA food pyramid recommends consuming 2.5 cups of vegetables a day for women and 3 cups a day for men - most people simply do not. Consuming mostly junk food, sodas and sweets and taking anti aging natural supplements will not provide you with all the nutrients your body needs. Anti aging supplements should be considered supplements to, not replacements for, a reasonably balanced diet.

If you are serious about slowing down your aging process, remember that there is no single magic pill, supplement or hormone that on its own will help you achieve this objective. The best anti aging natural supplements aren't the one-a-day vitamin type. Why? One capsule or tablet simply cannot hold all that's needed in necessary quantities - it would be way too large to swallow. The minimal vitamins and minerals found in the typical one-a-day supermarket vitamins are only the beginning and probably a waste of money.

And on the other hand, when trying to design your own supplement plan, it's easy to end up with a dozen or more individual vitamins and minerals to take daily, which is both a hassle and expensive. Besides, if certain substances are out of balance, it's possible they can combine to produce other unwanted compounds that can be harmful. This is why buying a variety of supplements and taking them together can sometimes even be dangerous.

Another important consideration is that women need a different vitamin formula than men. Women's anti aging natural supplements should contain nutrients proven by clinical studies to support the balancing of female hormones in the years before, during and after menopause. And the best anti aging supplements for men should contain ingredients proven to support healthy male prostate.

Learn as much as you can about what finding the best anti aging natural supplements really means. After all, your health, energy and wellness is the issue. Before spending your money, be informed about the products you'll be taking every day.

David Buster, http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com (source: www.isnare.com)