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The Amazing Hunza People

Hunzaland is a tiny country located high in the foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan.
The first group of Westerners to reach Hunzaland was the British army, which among
them a medical practitioner and researcher, Dr. Robert McCarrison.

Dr McCarrison was fascinated by the health and temperament of these people.
They lived isolated from the outside world and depending entirely for survival on
what they could produce themselves.

After 10 years studying the Hunzas, McCarrison – later to become Sir Robert
McCarrison – spent a further seven years studying nutrition in the capacity of Director
of Research on Nutrition in India. He later became a Major General  in the British
army and also chairman of the Post-Graduate Medical Education Committee at the
University of Oxford.

McCarrison summerized the Hunzas with the words: “These people are surpassed by
any other race in perfection of physique. They are long-lived, vigorous in youth and age,
capable of great endurance and enjoy a remarkeble freedom from diseases in general.”

In their natural, primitive state,  the Hunza people exhibited perfect mental and
physical  health – vibrant health, in  fact, with many of the population living to over
100 years of age, even to 150 or more. Men at 90 years of age were known to have
fathered children, while women at the age of 80 looked like Western women of 40.

Sickness was rare. Virtually unknown were ulcers, appendicitis, colitis, high blood
pressure, heart disease or childhood illnesses. It appeared that there was not a single
case of cancer in the entire population.

The people were friendly, hospitable and religious, free of fear, hatred and jalousy.
Divorce was rare and their was no juvenile delinquency. There were no jails, police
or army.

Medical studies have identified the Hunza’s natural way of eating as the  major factor
in their physical and mental health and well being. They lived on fresh vegetables,
fresh fruits, legumes, whole-grain foods and goats’ cheese and butter.
Meat was eaten only on ceremonial occasions, so it was a rarety in their diet.
They did indulge in a strong grape wine. Everything was organically grown on mineral-
rich soils.

In their way of life there was no refined sugar, no pasteurisation of milk, no
hydrogenation of oil, no chemical fertilizers, no chlorination  or fluoridation of
water and no vaccination.

They were a people of great intelligence, grace and charm, and were one of the
healthiest races the world has ever seen. They still live in the same part of the world
but are no longer isolated from Western influence.

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How to Eat Healthy and Avoid Fad Diets

Fad diets are bad. Oh sure, they can lead to successful weight loss if you follow them exactly as they are designed. But that doesn’t mean every food that fits a diet is healthy, but it does mean you have to change your eating patterns to fit the diet’s rules.
The rules are difficult to follow for a long term, so most people give up. The weight they worked so hard to lose comes back, and they find a new diet, lose the weight once more, and end up on a weight loss roller coaster.
This kind of yo-yo dieting may or may not be bad for your health. At the very least, it’s frustrating and disappointing.
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How to get moving when you have a desk job

Having a desk job may impact your weight, posture, balance and overall health far more than you may expect. See what’s happening and strategies to stop the damaging cycle. Ways to get moving when you have a 1 from Real Living Nutrition Services
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Four lifestyle habits—not smoking, not being obese, 30 minutes of exercise a day, and eating plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and little or no meat—can in effect turn back the clock 14 years. Of these four habits, diet may be the most important  for DNA health. The more servings of fruits, vegetables, and beans we consume, the longer we may live. A plant-based diet appears to help preserve muscle mass, boost immunity, repair DNA faster, slow the process of aging, meaning one can enjoy not just a longer life, but a healthier one.     continue reading…..

Jamie Oliver’s Recipe of the  Day -Winter squash penne, mint & avocado chopped salad

Serves 4
Cooks In 15 minutes , Difficulty:  Super easy

Nutrition per serving
Calories 639  32%
Fat 18.7g  27%
Saturates  4.3g  22%
Protein     24.2g  54%
Carbs    98.7g  38%
Sugar    19.6g  22%
1 organic vegetable stock cube
1 butternut squash , (neck end only)
1 onion
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 small dried red chilli
1/2 bunch of fresh sage
1 X 400 g tin of chickpeas
320 g dried penne
20 g parmesan cheese , plus extra to serve
1/2 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 ripe tomatoes
1/2 cucumber
4 spring onions
2 little cos lettuces
1/2 bunch of fresh mint
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
20 g feta cheese
Ultimately, 15-Minute Meals is a frame of mind, and I think if you give it a proper go you’ll really get into it. It’s fun, dynamic, no-nonsense cooking. Yes, the first couple of times you cook this recipe it might take a little longer, but that’s OK, it’s not a race. Once you embrace that and get into the spirit of the shortcuts and tips that I’ve given you, you’ll definitely start knocking this recipe out of the park in 15 minutes. Good luck!
Ingredients out • Kettle boiled • Food processor (bowl blade) • Lidded casserole pan, medium heat • Large lidded pan, high heat • Stick blender
Make 500ml of hot stock with the cube, then refill and boil the kettle • Trim the stalk off the squash, roughly chop the neck end (don’t peel, and keep the seed end for another day), then blitz in the processor with the peeled onion, fennel seeds, dried chilli and sage leaves until combined. Put into the casserole pan, add the stock, chickpeas and their juice, then put the lid on and stir regularly.
Put the pasta into the large pan, cover with boiling salted water and cook according to packet instructions. On a large board, chop and mix up the tomatoes, cucumber, trimmed spring onions, lettuce and the top leafy half of the mint • Squeeze and squidge over the avocado, discarding the skin and stone. Dress and toss with the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic, then season to taste and crumble  over the feta.
Using a stick blender, blitz the sauce to your liking, season well to taste and finely grate in the Parmesan. Drain the pasta, toss with the sauce and season to taste. Serve scattered with chopped parsley leaves and an extra grating of Parmesan.
Jamie’s Tip: A badly organized kitchen will hold you back in your cooking – simply clear out all the clutter that gathers on surfaces that has nothing to do with food, anything used for prep or stirring should be near where you cook, and the kit you use most frequently should be at easy access – this will allow you to be instinctive and fast in the kitchen. Happy tidying!

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 Deficiency Diseases
Essential vitamins



Creation means coming up with new solutions to problems and doing things in a way
that immediately separates you from the competition in the minds of your prospects.
In fact, being a creator rather than a competitor separates you so much that they won’t even make a comparison… you stand alone in their minds.

Creation means being different  and people who are different stand apart from the crowd and don’t face the struggles that naturally come along with competition.
Creation means being the only game in town if people want what you offer and that means a whole lot more sales, more satisfaction, better relationships and more money!

But creation comes with a price, a price most people are mysteriously NOT willing to pay.
But if you pay the price the world will deliver anything you ask.
What’s the price?

In order to create instead of compete you must cut yourself off from the mentality of the “crowd.”
Now by “cut yourself off” I don’t mean you should become a hermit living in a cave
with no human contact. What I mean is that you must separate yourself from  the
“crowd” mentality.
You must be willing to make mistakes.
You must be willing to take chances and be vulnerable.
You must be willing to open yourself up to criticism.

Deficiency Diseases

In today’s world we don’t see a lot of full-blown deficiency diseases.
Although deficiency diseases are rare in developed  countries, they may still occur.
However, we do see sub-clinical or low-level deficiency diseases.

People with digestive disorders may not get all the nutrients they need.
People who abuse alcohol are particularly prone to deficiency diseases, as are those
who live in poverty. They regularly  occur in many parts of the developing countries.

You can also have, what’s called localized  tissue deficiencies. That means, you might have
enough of a nutrient in your blood, but you might not have enough in specific tissues,
such as your lungs or cervix. This put you at risk for lung cancer and cervical cancer, respectively, and you’d never even know it!

Rickets is a bone softening disease that occurs when the body doesn’t get enough
vitamin D.
Vitamin D is essential to transport calcium and phosphorous into the bones  to prevent that your bones are getting soft. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as an epidemic
in the USA.

In children it can cause growth retardation. In adults, it causes a painful bone disease, called osteomalacia. It also causes muscle weakness, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and many common cancers.

For most people, 15 minutes of sunshine will provide the Daily Allowance  of 400 IU.
The RDA ( Recommended daily allowance ) is 200 IU. But for optimal health, the recommendation is 600 IU. The USANA Health pack contains 500 IU per packet,
with 2 packets per day.

Beriberi is caused by a deficiency of thiamin, a B vitamin that is essential for helping the body utilize energy.  Although beriberi is very rare in the USA, bariatric surgery is causing a resurgence of it and the other nutritional deficiencies as well. Beriberi shows up one year after surgery.

Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed
on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gast … Wikipedia

In 1914, the year when World War 1 began, a terrifying epidemic swept through the
South of the USA, causing diarrhea, skin inflammation and in many cases death.
More than 100,000 people where struck down, and worst of all, nobody knew what
caused it.

It wasn’t until 1937, that scientists understood that pellagra (meaning rough skin)
was caused when people didn’t get enough niacin, a B vitamin, in their diet.
Especially in the rural South, where people relied on corn as their main grain, which contain a form f niacin that isn’t available to the body.

To day we’ve all but kissed pellagra goodbye in the USA, thanks to the fortification of flours and cereals, which makes it very easy to get the DV of 20 milligram of niacin.
However, pellagra is still common in parts of the world where people have
a lot of corn in their diets.
And it can develop after gastrointestinal disease or even from alcoholism.
It can also be a complication of the eating disorder anorexia.

Long before it was understood that certain foods are essential for preventing disease, sailors worldwide often suffered from scurvy, a vitamin C deficiency, causing slow
wound healing, bleeding gums, pneumonia and eventually death.

The amazing thing about scurvy is that you can reverse it almost instantly by having several servings of food that are rich in vitamin C. In fact, sailors who where all but depleted of vitamin C where often able to recover in a matter of days after including oranges or lemons in their diets.

Scurvy has been virtually wiped out for centuries, yet today, vitamin C deficiency is cropping up in the most unexpected places. When an Arizona State University researcher  tested vitamin C levels in college students, many where just on the sunny side of scurvy.

To get enough vitamin C in your diet, just pour some orange juice. One 6-ounce glass contains 73 milligrams of vitamin C. Other excellent sources include citrus and tropical fruits, broccoli and sweet peppers.

The RDA of vitamin C is 60 mg and the recommended optimal level is 1300 mg.
Although the RDA’s did a good job to eliminate Scurvy and Rickets, consuming the RDA ‘s
does not even come close in order to prevent degenerative diseases, which are still on the rise, and our epidemic health stats shows that!

Essential Vitamins

Vitamins are essential food factors. They don’t nourish or provide energy,
but enable nourishment to be utilized and energy to be generated.
Vitamins are activators and regulators, and when they are present  in our foods
in adequate amounts, they ensure good health.
When vitamins are lacking in our foods, deficiency diseases, like heart disease,
diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis, soon manifest themselves.

Although the discovery of vitamins goes back to the beginning of the last century,
men have long recognized the existence of food factors which cured disease.
In 460 B.C. The famous Greek physician Hippocrates correctly advised giving
ox liver ( which is rich in vitamin A ) for eye diseases.
He also described the disease we know as scurvy, which can be cured with
vitamin C.

In 1768 Captain James Cook sailed around the earth, a journey that took 3 years.
He returned without a single death among his crew from scurvy, which was a
remarkable achievement in those days. His secret was : he served his men a drink
made of sprouted   barley, prepared fresh daily and used liberally.
Unknown to Cook, this drink supplied an abundance of vitamin C, which is
essential to prevent scurvy.

The RDA Levels,  which are daily  dietary allowances, recommended by the
U.S. Government, consisting of Vitamin C (against scurvey) 60mg, Vitamin E, 15 IU
and Vitamin D (against Rickets) 200 IU , did a good job to eliminate
those  diseases, but consuming the RDA’s will not even come close to helping
prevent  a degenerative disease, and our EPIDEMIC health stats prove that.

Here follows a list of the principal members of the vitamin family:
Vitamin A  This is needed to prevent eye, ear, nose and sinus trouble;
it also prevent kidney and bladder ailments, skin disturbances and gall-bladder
infections. This vitamin is essential to prevent respiratory ailments, such as
bronchitis, coughs, colds, etc.and for colitis and other infections of the
intestinal tract. The richest source of vitamin A is fish liver oil.

The Vitamin B group: This group comprises at least eleven vitamins,  i.e.,
B1, B2, B6, B12, pantothenic acid, inositol, niacin, folic acid, biotin,
para-amino-benzoic acid, choline, and possible others.
A lack of these vitamins can have a damaging effect upon the nerves, skin,
digestion, appetite, eyes, blood cell supply, muscle tone, and can cause
anaemia, headache, migrane, constipation, chronic fatigue and other ailments.
The best sources of the B group vitamins are unprocessed cereals.

Vitamin B1(thiamin) is needed for overweight conditions, palmitation, headache,irritability, excessive fatigue, and oedema.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) loses its potency when exposed to light.
This vitamin is beneficial for sores or cracks at the corners of the mouth,
burning or dryness of the eyes, disorders of the cornea of the eye,
burning sensation of the feet and ‘twilight’ blindness.
It is useful for cataract in conjunction with vitamin C and E.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) This vitamin is used for the more serious forms of
neuro-muscular and nervous disease, such as disseminated sclerosis,
myastenia gravis, muscular distrophy, and Parkinson’s disease; in conjunction
with certain other vitamins.It also gives relief in the ‘morning sickness’
of pregnancy.

Vitamin B12 was discovered in 1948, and is now being used most successfully
(together with other vitamins) to combat pernicious aneamia.
This vitamin has several other uses. Beneficial in multiple sclerosis,
and other neuro-muscular diseases;in osteo-arthritis, osteoporosis (brittle
or soft bones), and skin troubles

Choline. The function of choline is to transport fats in the body.
When choline is lacking, fats accumulate in the liver and can give rise to
cirrhosis of the liver.a rich source of Choline is egg-yolk, liver and
wheatgerm. It is also found in peas, cabbage, potatoes, soya beans and spinach.

Folic Acid stimulates the normal growth and reproduction of red blood cells
in the bone marrow. The principal use of folic acid is to prevent simple
anaemia, and it has been used with success to cure this ailment.
Folic acid should not be used for pernicious anaemia, for which vitamin B12
is necessary.

Niacinamide (Niacin) has proved beneficial for vertigo, nausia, vomiting,
skin lesions, head noises, insomnia, neuritis, tender gums, diarrhoea,
depression, and loss of appetite.
A severe deficiency of niacinamide can give rise to pellagra.The symptoms
of this disease are skin disorders, digestive disturbances, degeneration
of the nervous tissue and mental aberrations. Pellagra is common among
those whose diet has been deficient in liver, lean meat, milk, eggs and
other protein foods, also green vegetables.

Pantothenic acid is required for growth and normal functioning of living cells.
The richest sources are: liver, yeast and rice polishings. Egg-yoke, peanuts,
wheatgerm, molasses, soyabeans, dried peas, and beans are also good sources
of this vitamin, which is partially lost by the head of cooking and the use of
sodium bicarbonate when cooking vegetables. It is also leached away in the
water used for cooking vegetables.

Pantothenic acid is very effective for painful burning feet and for the pains
of neuritis. It has also been beneficial for inflammation of the intestines
and stomach. According to Adelle Davis in “Let’s Eat Right To Keep Fit”,
pantothenic acid improves defective memories and ‘appears to offer awards
of positive health and perhaps can help to extend youthfulness.’

Para-Amino-Benzoic Acid (PABA) in such serious diseases as lupus and other
rare forms of skin disease, together with other vitamins. It is effective
in preventing and healing sunburn.

Vitamin C is destroyed by cooking. A lack of vitamin C can result in
influenza and colds. fragile capillaries, spongy and bleeding gums,
joint pains, rheumatism and arthritis, and bone ailments.
It is needed for tissue replacement,for cartilage, strong teeth and bones.
The best sources of vitamin C are fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin D is essential to prevent and cure rickets. It is also required
to ensure healthy teeth bones, normal growth and heart function.
The effect of sunlight on the oil glands of the skin causes a provitamin
called ‘ergosterol’ to be secreted on the surface of the skin.
After the ergosterol is acted upon by the ultra-violet rays of the sun,
it is converted into vitamin D and absorbed into the body through the skin.

Vitamin E. This vitamin is normally present in cereals, and cereal and
vegetable oils, before the various refining and extractive processes are
commenced. A lack of vitamin E gives rise to serious heart ailments,
hypertension, high blood pressure, rheumatic heart trouble, hardening of
the arteries, varicose veins and ulcers, loss of muscular power, cataract,
kidney and liver ailments, and retinal diseases.
Vitamin E strengthens muscular tissue and reduces the body’s requirements
for oxygen. It also improves the circulation, dissolves blood clots, and
prevent their formation.

Vitamin F (Lecithin) – also known as unsaturated fatty acids.
The best sources of this vitamin are unprocessed cerial and vegetable oils,
such as soyabean oil, wheatgerm oil, peanut oil, olive oil, etc.
Lethitin is needed to prevent eczema, dandruff, falling hair, brittle nails,
underweight conditions and retarded growth. It is also beneficial in
emulsifying cholesterol, a hard and waxy substance that silts up veins
and arteries, and leads to hardening of the arteries and thrombosis.

Vitamin K. This vitamin is concerned with the normal coagulation of blood.
When it is lacking, blood takes longer to coagulate.
Vitamin K concentration tends to be low in new born babies, which explains
a number of cases of haemorhagic disease in the newly born.
It is now usual to give expectant mothers vitamin K injections, late in
pregnancy. Vitamin K is found chiefly in the leaves of green vegetables.

Vitamin P (the flavenoids), This vitamin comprises hesperidin, rutrin,
citrin etc. Hesperidin is a flavenoid extracted from oranges and appears
to be more effective when taken with vitamin C, as each supplement
reinforces the action of the other, called synergy.
Rutin is obtained from buckweat.

Extensive clinical research has shown that the flavenoids are necessary
to prevent capillary fragility. When the capillaries are healthy, the
absorption of infection from mucous surfaces during the course of the
common cold and influenza, is greatly reduced and both ailments are
more quickly and easily  thrown off.

You can get high quality essential vitamins and minerals by visiting:  to ensure that all the necessary
requirements for optimal health are met.

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Brain boost: Research to improve memory
through electricity?

Date: February 29, 2016
Source: Office of Naval Research
In a breakthrough study that could improve how people learn and retain information, researchers significantly boosted the memory and mental performance of laboratory mice through electrical stimulation.  continue reading.

How I Lost 65 Pounds, Ran a 5K & Changed My Life

I suppose my real journey toward a plant-based life began when my father passed away of cancer at the young age of 53. It happened 10 days after I graduated from college and my entire world was turned upside down.  continue reading….

Special Report: The 10 Must Know Facts about Dieting & Weight Loss.

Weight Control

Keeping a healthy weight is crucial. If you are underweight, overweight, or obese, you may have a higher risk of certain health problems.
About two thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Achieving a healthy weight can help you control your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. It might also help you prevent weight-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and some cancers.  continue reading….

Cycling Prevent Depression

An active body prevent degeneration of the brain and effect
your emotions.
Depression is a state of mind involving different organisms
in the brain,
like the amygdala,(fear & aggression) and the hypocampus (memory).
They are in  turn connected with the brain cortex.
The different parts of the brain communicate with each other
by means of electrical waves and neuro-transmitters,
chemical substances.Those combinations determine
what you can do, what you feel and what you think.
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Cycling prevent depression

An active body prevent degeneration of the brain and effect your emotions.
Depression is a state of mind involving different organisms in the brain,
like the amygdala,(fear & aggression) and the hypocampus (memory).

They are in  turn connected with the brain cortex. The different parts of
the brain communicate with each other by means of electrical waves and
neuro-transmitters, chemical substances.Those combinations determine
what you can do, what you feel and what you think.

Anti-depressants intervene with neuro-transmitters, like serotonine.
Serotonine influence your mood, self confidence and appetite.
A deficiency of these neuro-transmitters could lead to feelings of depression,
but this theory is not proved.

The tendency is to ascribe depression to a combination of genetic factors,
processes which are happening in the cortex.
The upper layer, which is involved in  perceptions of the senses, movement
and reasoning, and the neuro-transmitters.

Hypogondria and lack of interest and pleasure could be signs of depression.
If these mood disturbances happens with a lack of appetite, insomnia, fatique,
lack of concentration, feeling of impotence or fear, restless, crying, worrying,
repeating thoughts of dead or suicide, etc., there is a common ground for
real depression. One out of seven people encounter feelings of depression
in their lives.

Your brain determines how you treat your environment, but the opposite is
also true: your environment forms your brain.
The good news is that we can do something about the loss of brain cells,
when we get older.Our brain has a high level of plasticity, in other words,
our brain is mouldable. It adjust itself to the demands.

The structure of your brain is determined by what you do.
They researched the brain structure of London Taxi drivers. They have to know
the complete plan of London. This effects the hypocampus of the brain,
an important part of the brain that takes care of the data input and of
spacial observation. With London taxi drivers this part of the brain appears
to be bigger than with normal London drivers. It even grows through the years.

Besides structure you can also influence communication between different
parts of the brain. According to research, different parts of the brain
before and after cognitive behaviour therapy are changed.
Apparently, you can change your emotions, behaviour and your thoughts.

Movement plays an important role. Movement produce substances that stimulate
the plasticity of the brain. How this works is unknown.
But we know that movement works protective.
Rats who move a lot, for example, have more connections between cells
in the hypocampus, the part of the brain that is enlarged with the
London taxi drivers.

We also know that movement counter act degeneration of getting older.
You keep your memory in good condition and you can plan better.
We also know that movement helps to reduce stress.
Long lasting stress damage the hypocampus.

From research we know that by practicing weight-and condition training
for half a year, the results are excellent.
This means: when you start moving now, you immediately make progress.
It doesn’t matter, whether you have been practicing sport before or not.

Movement also influence moods your brain produce.
Well known is the runner’s high with runners.
Running produce neuro-transmitters,like endorfines.Endorfines surpress pain.
Pleasant side effects are feelings of happiness, or even a feeling of euphoria.

Running is a well-known therapy for people suffering from depression.
Stiff cycling has the same effect: cycling relaxes and the fresh air also
takes part in it. The surroundings influence via our senses our state of mind.
When you cycle, they al get a change. Wind cleans our brain.

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Could Coffee Help Protect Your Liver From Alcohol?

Coffee cup and beans on a wooden table
Today’s blog, republished from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily, is going to explain the potential benefits of a staple in many people’s regular day-to-day lives…
By Tanya Rakhmilevich,
Another noteworthy benefit has been added to the list of perks that coffee may have for your health. New research has found that drinking your daily java may help protect your liver from alcohol-related cirrhosis.  continue reading….

Healthy Diet Tips

There are quite a few healthy diet tips that will help you to live a healthier lifestyle and eat a healthy diet.
If you are trying to eat healthily and stay healthy, you should take these healthy diet tips as good advice that should be incorporated into your daily lifestyle. You can incorporate these gradually and you’ll be used to it no time!  continue reading...

Cycling as Medicine

Cycling is healthy, convenient, cheap and also good for the environment. I cycle often: to the train, the shops and the library, and this way I get my recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise.
Thirty minutes exercise a day is sufficient to stay healthy. It seems little, but yet a lot of people don’t get to it. They are often tempted to take the lift instead of the stairs, the car instead of the bicycle, the TV instead of the ball.  continue reading….

Jamie Oliver’s Recipe of the Day – Minestrone soup

Wholesome and hearty

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Cycling as medicine

Cycling is healthy, convenient, cheap and also good for the environment.
I cycle often: to the train, the shops and the library, and this way I get my recommended
30 minutes of daily exercise.

Thirty minutes exercise a day is sufficient to stay healthy. It seems little, but yet a lot of
people don’t get to it. They are often tempted to take the lift instead of the stairs,
the car instead of the bicycle, the TV instead of the ball.

Movement takes care that less fat accumulate in the blood and prevent that HDL start to dominate.
Also the supply of oxygen takes care of better combustion of fat.With bodily exertion our blood starts to run better and waste products are quicker exposed.

Moving also helps in most cases to lower blood pressure, as a result that there will be less
pressure on the artery walls. In other words: moving keeps your blood clean and your heart and veins in condition.

Another mechanism that plays a roll in the development of cardiovascular disease is stress.
The body produce hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones take care of uppermost readiness.That is okay for a short period of time, but ongoing stress cause problems.

Chronic stress lead to the same kind of inflammation in the arteries as too much fat.
Activity takes care that we relax physically and spiritually.
The less stress, the better for your heart and veins.

If you think that it is useless to start moving when the process already fully started,
or if the blocking of arteries allready caused a heart attack, got it wrong.
Cycling helps instantly, but if the artery walls are already attacked, half an hour cycling
a day is not enough. It is better to cycle five to six hours a week vigorously, spread over
the week.

People often say that they don’t have time to sport one hour a day.But what is one hour?
If you build-in cycling in your daily schedule, is it a no brainer.

Make a record of all your activities during the week. Do you have to go by car to work,to the shop, or the cinema or can you take the bike as well? Could you bring the children to school on the bike? Could you take the stairs instead of the lift? People often think that cycling cost time, but is that really so? When you cycle, you get fitter physically and mentally.
When you are fitter, you can  do more in your day and you can do more things.
Just start and see where your ship strand. There are plenty of changes to unhook.
To persevere is a much greater advanture!

Through the years we have arranged our environment very unhealthy. How can we bend the trend and tempt people to start moving?

I recommend cycling whole-hearted as a dope for life: to promote performance, a habit-forming drug delicious! And you can get it everywhere without a recipe. Free of charge!

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Exercise and Weight Loss: How Much Time it Takes
to Gain and Lose Muscle Mass

I realize it’s not new information that exercise is important for weight management and health. The hard part is staying consistent. If you’re like most people you’ll find yourself having conversations in your head where you talk yourself out of exercise: “I don’t have time today”, “I don’t feel like it”, I don’t want to get sweaty and have to shower again”. In the beginning you’re motivated and exercise 4-5 days a week for a couple of weeks and then some minor disasters happen at work or home and you exercise only once that week, and then once every two weeks, and pretty soon you aren’t exercising at all.  continue reading…..

Why Strength Training is Important Later in Life

Many people believe that as you age your metabolism automatically slows down and the weight creep is inevitable. While this is partially true, there is one important thing you can do to keep your metabolism revving like you were in your thirties. Strength train. Strength training allows you to build and maintain muscle.   continue reading……
Eat Your Vegetables! Getting Young Children to Eat Healthy
You can compare a child’s body to a building under construction. A lot of different materials are needed to build it and to keep it in good repair. But a human being is also a kind of machine that’s running. It requires fuel for energy, and other substances to make it work properly, just as an automobile needs gasoline, oil, grease and water.  continue reading……

Alcohol Risks vs. Benefits

Previously I’ve addressed the pros and cons in Alcohol Risks vs. Benefits. The other mouthwash video I referred to is Don’t Use Antiseptic Mouthwash, part of a video series on improving athletic performance with nitrate-containing vegetables (if interested, start here: Doping With Beet Juice).
As you can see in my volume 13 DVD listing, I’ve got another video coming up in a few weeks, Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs. White Wine. Make sure you’re subscribed (for free!) so you don’t miss it.
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Healthy Aging

Read about the latest developments in anti-aging science and learn about the secrets that contribute to longevity and happy, healthy aging.   click here!

Jamie Oliver’s  Recipe of the Day – Incredible nut roast
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