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Menopause Monday #3 July 28, 2014

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Sage Tea, Fresh Mint & Smoothies

Hi all,
I’ve continued with the sage tea plan. Boy, you get through leaves quickly!

I’m now completely used to the taste of safe on its own. But, occasionally add fresh mint – I now have a good selection of mint plants including-
Chocolate, Peppermint, Moroccan, Apple, Pineapple, Spearmint, PennyRoyal and common mint.

Our local garden centre had a sale!!

So, not only have I cleansed my drinks choices but the planters around my studio door now look beautiful.

I’ve settled on about 2 pints of tea a day. The ‘surges’ have settled to 1 or 2 a day, they have been much shorter too!

Smoothies

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My birthday present of a Magic Bullet has been earning it’s place on the kitchen counter.
I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so many vegetables! To begin I used fruit juice to loosen the mix, and I had as many fruits as veggies in each cup.
But now I have many more veg than fruits and am completely used to using water to make the mix.

I also add my seed mix to these smoothies- another cheeky way to increase Omega 3’s.

Eat Clean. Live Well. Feel Great

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Rare Undersea Discovery Could Extend Your Life by 10, 20 or 30 Years January 16, 2014

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This article is interesting, even though it’s sponsored by the manufacturers of this ‘new’ product…. I think it might be a watch this space situation! Have a read.

Humans have made incredible health strides and are living longer lives than ever. Many of the maladies that struck down our ancestors have for the most part been completely eliminated – everything from tuberculosis, to polio to malaria.

Today, the biggest killers stem as much from our lifestyles as from microscopic bacteria and viruses. One of the worst of these is heart disease, and specifically high blood pressure. It’s a slow, but efficient killer that robs many people of what should be the last 10, 20 or 30 years of their lives.

Part of the reason that heart disease is so prevalent and intractable is that it often requires massive changes to one’s lifestyle— changes that are not easy to make. Everything from radically altering ones diet to implementing serious exercise routines. And while it’s never too late to start, people often realize the true danger only when it’s too late to make the changes and the damage is done.

Now, however, there may be a scientific breakthrough that could have an impact on high blood pressure comparable to penicillin’s ability treat infections or quinine’s effect on malaria.

Scientists are claiming that they have now isolated unusual ingredients in a rare seaweed discovered by fishermen off the coast of Korea that offer incredible health benefits—including the ability to restore blood pressure to normal levels.

Dr. Haengwoo Lee, a renowned biochemist living near Seattle, Washington conducted a massive 15 year, multimillion dollar clinical study on these two ingredients. The first is Seanol, an extremely rare seaweed extract from Ecklonia Cava that’s proven to be 100 times more powerful than any land-based antioxidant. That’s because it stays working in your body for 12 hours, compared to land-based antioxidants that work for 30 minutes.

“Its secret is its make-up of special polyphenol antioxidants that are a whopping 40% lipid (fat) soluble,” Dr. Lee explains. “Unlike nearly all land-based antioxidants that are water soluble, Seanol’s protective compounds can get into things like the fatty tissues of your brain and penetrate all three layers of your cells, including the outside, the oil-based cell membranes, and your DNA.”

Indeed, Seanol is so powerful, it’s the only FDA-approved Ecklonia Cava marine-algae extract in existence.

The second ingredient is Calamarine, a deep-sea omega-3 discovery that delivers 85% more DHA omega-3s to your heart, brain, joints, and eyes. It’s known to combat everything from fatigue and poor memory, to vision problems, joint pain, mood swings and depression.

With that research in mind, Dr. Lee combined Seanol and Calamarine with a high dose of vitamin D to form Marine-D3, the newest supplement in the fight against age-related illnesses and high blood pressure.

According to the CDC, about 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the United States. Increasing your omega-3 intake can reduce high blood pressure, and because it’s difficult to get enough omega-3s in foods like fish and nuts, many people turn to supplements.

Dr. Lee found that Calamarine delivers some of the greatest concentration of omega-3s known to science, and has been able to formulate it without any fishy burps or aftertaste. Combined with Seanol’s ability to reduce body inflammation, as well as help cells get the nutrients they need to thrive, stay healthy and protected, Marine-D3 is able to boost a body’s entire well being.

The makers of Marine-D3 are so confident that you’ll see fast dramatic results from this product, that if you aren’t happy after two full months, simply return the unused portion and they’ll buy it back. They’ll even give you ten dollars extra just for giving it an honest try! That kind of faith, combined with Dr. Lee’s exhaustive research, shows that Marine-D3 really is a one-of-a-kind product.

Copyright 2014This article sponsored by Marine-D3

 

9/13 Lies That Keep You Fat and Sick – Vegetable Oils November 18, 2013

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9/13 Refined Seed- and Vegetable Oils Are Healthy

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Some studies show that polyunsaturated fats lower your risk of heart disease.

For this reason, many have recommended that we increase our consumption of vegetable oils like soybean oil, sunflower oil and corn oil.

However, it is important to realize that there are different types of polyunsaturated fats, mainly Omega-3s and Omega-6s.

While we get Omega-3s from fish and grass-fed animals, the main sources of Omega-6 fatty acids are processed seed- and vegetable oils.

The thing is… we need to get Omega-3s and Omega-6s in a certain balance. Most people are eating too little Omega-3 and way too much Omega-6 (73, 74).

Studies show that excess Omega-6 fatty acids can increase inflammation in the body, which is known to play a causal role in many serious diseases (75, 76).

Most importantly, seed- and vegetable oils are associated with a significantly increased risk of heart disease… the biggest killer in the world (77, 78, 79, 80, 81).

If you want to lower your risk of disease, eat your Omega-3s but avoid the refined seed- and vegetable oils.

It’s important to keep in mind that this does NOT apply to other plant oils like coconut oil and olive oil, which are low in Omega-6 and extremely healthy.

Bottom Line: Excess consumption of refined seed- and vegetable oils can increase inflammation in the body and dramatically raise your risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Scientists Discover One Weird Way To Better Heart Health (and fat loss) October 3, 2013

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Scientists Discover One Weird Way To Better Heart Health (and fat loss)

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES

There are an increasing number of people that are at risk for developing heart disease.

And, they are not just at risk because of the common issues – altered cholesterol levels, inactivity, or smoking – but, by more uncommon issues.

One of the reasons for the sudden spike in cardiovascular risk: overweight, obesity, altered cholesterol levels, and insulin resistance.

More commonly referred to as metabolic syndrome, this condition may be leading to more health related issues than ever before.

But there is good news!

There is ONE nutrient that, research shows, may slow the rise in blood lipid levels, alter cholesterol metabolism, and even reduce inflammatory states associated with being overweight or obese.

And, to say this nutrient is important, well, that would be the BIGGEST understatement of the year…

Omega-3 and Cholesterol Metabolism

According to this study, elevated cholesterol levels combined with being overweight or obese, and insulin resistant may set the stage for future adverse heart health conditions.

And the sad fact is: There are more overweight or obese people in this country – and around the world – that may suffer from this unfortunate and, often times, preventable health condition.

Now, studies also show that omega-3 fatty acids may do some wonderful things inside your body.

From increasing adiponectin levels (fat burning protein) to improving blood lipid levels, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to improve many aspects of your health.

Although there are many people that consume omega-3 fatty acids – from krill oil, almonds, olive oil, etc. – there may also be a large number of people who don’t.

And this could be leading to a serious health epidemic.

Now, back to the study…

Researchers attempted to see if increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake – through supplementation or in the diet – could positively affect elevated cholesterol levels and inflammation in the body.

Here’s what they found:

They found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation resulted in a significant improvement – or decrease – in the postprandial response for triglycerides, apoB48, and lipopolysaccharide binding protein (LBP) when compared to controls.

ApoB48 is a molecule in the body that is responsible for transporting cholesterol to the tissues in your body.

And LBP is a protein that binds to bacterial lipopolysaccharides that creates an immune response by your body.  In simple terms, it binds to a molecule that creates inflammation.

The researchers also showed that supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids resulted in a decrease in body weight gain and an increase in adiponectin – with a reduction in food intake – compared to the control group.

What did they conclude?

“Acute dietary omega-3 supplementation can improve fasting as well as postprandial lipid metabolism and components of the associated inflammatory response in the JCR:LA-cp fat.  Further, moderate dose omega-3 supplementation may reduce corresponding body weight during conditions of hypercholesterolaemia and/or decrease inflammation associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome.”

More Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to a lower risk for heart disease, improved eye health, improved brain function, and even improvements in reproductive health.

Now, according to this study, people who suffer from metabolic syndrome (collection of health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance) may benefit from the use of omega-3 fatty acids.

From improvements in lipid metabolism to lowering inflammation, this study shows that omega-3 fatty acids may provide positive health benefits for people suffering from metabolic syndrome and who are overweight/obese.

So if you’re looking for a way to boost your health, heart health, or overall health, then taking a high quality omega 3 fatty acid supplement may be the answer for you.

A bit technical but important info!

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Get Younger With Food #5 June 4, 2013

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5. Get a boost from flaxseeds and flaxseed oil
For vegetarians, those who don’t like fish, and parents with children who balk at seafood for dinner, flaxseed oil has a different type, but near equal amount omega-3s. Add a tablespoon to smoothies, or sprinkle ground flaxseeds into cereal, oatmeal, homemade baked goods, or on top of vegetables.

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Foods That Fight Ageing – #4 Fish Oil June 1, 2013

4. Go fish to ward off disease
Phish Food might cheer you up, but new studies praise the sea creatures’ head-to-toe benefits.

“Omega-3s can help prevent cancer and quench the fire of inflammation,” which weakens the immune system, says Forberg.
Fish ranks among the foods highest in the fatty acids, and good options include herring, salmon, halibut, and anchovies.
An added perk: those who eat diets high in omega-3 rich foods experience fewer chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea.

Studies show that getting 6g of fish oils in food or quality supplements will aid attempts to loose body fat.

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Foods That Fight Ageing – #4 Fish Oil

4. Go fish to ward off disease
Phish Food might cheer you up, but new studies praise the sea creatures’ head-to-toe benefits.

“Omega-3s can help prevent cancer and quench the fire of inflammation,” which weakens the immune system, says Forberg.
Fish ranks among the foods highest in the fatty acids, and good options include herring, salmon, halibut, and anchovies.
An added perk: those who eat diets high in omega-3 rich foods experience fewer chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea.

Studies show that getting 6g of fish oils in food or quality supplements will aid attempts to loose body fat.

Follow me on Twitter. @jaxallenfitness
For daily hints &tips
Friend me on Facebook. Jax Allen
For interest pages, group & Offers

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