Sunday, November 1, 2009

Feel Better Stuff

Again, this information is from various Women's magazines and are presented to give you different ideas to help yourself. However, if you have health considerations you should never try anything new without consulting your doctor first.

1. Feel serene in seconds. Log on to zendesk and click on the Buddha machines. Try listening to one sound over and over or play several sounds at once and see what works for you.

2. Enjoy a pineapple shake. The pineapple is the only dietary source of bromelain, an enzyme proven to ease swelling, bruising and inflammation. Core and cut up one Pineapple, pour juice and chunks into a blender and puree'. Add one pint of vanilla ice cream, blend until smooth, pour into tall glasses and enjoy.

3. Cut Alzheimer's risk by having a Bloody Mary or Screwdriver at least three times a week. Compounds in the fruits protect pathways in the brain from being damaged by free radicals, while alcohol triggers the release of a chemical that protects your memory center... according to scientists.

4. Chromium. According to this article, 9 out of 10 of us are low on Chromium. This mineral plays a big role in keeping us trim and healthy. Replenish your Chromium with a daily 400 mcg supplement. You would have to eat a bushel of mushrooms, barley, chickpeas, lentils and broccoli to get as much Chromium as the supplement will give you. Use Chromium picolinate or Chromium polynicotinate.

University of Texas research suggests that a supplement a day can help dieters melt twice as much fat, without losing metabolism-boosting muscle. Chromium makes the body more sensitive to insulin so it shuttles sugar into cells before it damages organs or gets converted into fat. Chromium helps control blood sugar and could prevent diabetes in up to half of the "at risk" people with high levels of glucose.

A Duke University study suggest that taking chromium can cure one in five cases of full blown depression with the side benefit of not overeating or sleeping too much. The chromium signals the brain to produce more of the "happiness" hormone Serotonin.

European studies suggests Chromium helps reduce high blood pressure so arteries are less likely to become damaged, making a heart attack less likely.

Chinese research suggests boosting Chromium levels can lower artery-clogging cholesterol as much as 27 points.

5. Got a sore back?
Adjust the height of your seat so that the top of the computer screen is level with your eyebrows. This will stop you from craning your neck for hours on end causing shoulder and upper back pain.

Most of us ladies carry our purse over the same shoulder every day, which puts a strain on the overused side. Empty that purse out to lighten it up. Alternate shoulders to even out the strain. Switch to a back pack.

If you sleep on your back, put a pillow under your knees so that your lower back curves inot the mattress. If you sleep on your side, put a pillow between your knees so your hips are aligned evenly with your body. If you sleep on your stomach, puta small pillow under your tummy so that your back isn't arched.

Use 1200 mg of Omega 3 fish oil supplements daily, take 2000 IU of vitamin D, use a capsiacin cream that has a .025% capsiacin concentration 4x a day.

6. Ancient Chinese cures for Stress and Anxiety.
Cordyceps - burns fat and makes exercise easier. Mushroom extract.
Ginkgo Bilboa - increase libido and pleasure. Take 120 mg twice a day.
Codonopsis - boosts metabolism. 1 tsp of the extract can double your feelings of energy and vitality within just 48 hours.
Goji berry - Live longer. It triggers the release of a human growth hormone that keeps cells young, is also loaded with antioxidants and amino acids.
Dong quai - eases PMS and menopause symptoms
Gotu kola - eases stress and anxiety within 48 hours wihle improving concentration and focus.
Jiaogulan - soothes the nervous system and regulates melatonin production to prime the body for sleep.

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