Saturday, February 5, 2011

Why take vitamins??

Believe it or not but everyone needs supplements. I know, I know.... you don't like taking vitamins everyday because it's hard for you to swallow the huge multivitamin pill or it's hard for you to make sure you take your supplements every day. Well, here's the deal, taking supplements can prevent from diseases and other health problems. Isn't your health worth it?! I think so!!! Here are reasons why taking supplements are a good idea:
1.      Food irradiation: many foods we consume are processed and when we are eat these processed foods we aren't getting the daily nutrition we need. A process of exposing food to ionizing energy and radiation is done to extend the shelf life of food. This process eliminates essential nutrients such as water soluble vitamins and antioxidants. Antioxidants are crucial to neutralizing free radicals we are exposed to in our environment
2.       Environmental Pollution: Every day we are exposed to some kind of chemical in the environment. A lot of wastes from pollution go into the air we breathe, water and food that we consume. Environmental pollution can cause degenerative diseases. It is important that we take quality and potent supplements to detoxify our body against pollution and boost our immune system.
3.      Genetically modified foods have no indication that they are safe to human even though they pass risk assessment to be sold in the market. Genetically modified foods can cause allergic reactions and can increase intestinal infections and reduce immunity.
4.      Acid rains, artificial fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, and aggressive farming can cause soil depletion and results in depleting essential nutrients in the soil. As a result of depleting nutrients in soil, fruits and vegetables are reduced in nutritional value.
5.      Your lifestyle can determine your need of supplements. Smoking destroys certain vitamins. Also first and second hand smokers need to increase their intake of antioxidants to protect their body from free radicals. Excessive alcohol consumption weakens the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and inhibit production of digestive enzymes.
6.      Stress depletes your energy and lead to acceleration of aging process and degenerative diseases. If you’re feeling fatigue, depression, panic, anxiety, loss of appetite, and insomnia it may mean you are stressed. Supplements can help reduce these symptoms of stress.
7.      Pesticides are poisonous and used widely in agricultural activities to control and destroy pests. Health benefits of fruits and vegetable are reduced when exposed to pesticides. Consuming foods that contain pesticides can cause health problems to your immune system, nervous and hormonal system.  
We need vitamins to help us fight against diseases and keeps use strong. About 90% of people have some sort of vitamin deficiency! It’s also important to make sure the type of supplements you are taking. Taking organic or vegan supplements can be more beneficial for your body and health. Organic supplements are safe and healthy to take and recover from deficiencies. 100% organic or vegan supplements are easily absorbed and your body can naturally absorb more nutrients than synthetic supplements. Synthetic vitamins are made from various chemical compounds. Organic supplements can be found on internet based companies (I recommend Arbonne) or whole food stores.
It’s important to stay healthy and happy by taking your nutritional requirements through supplementation. :) If you have any more questions about supplements or how to change your lifestyle to live healthier feel free to email and I will be happy to help! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Eat Fruit, It's Good For You :)

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"
Ok, everyone should know that fruit is good for you and that you should be having at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Having adequate servings of fruit and vegetables will promote good health and your health should be an important thing to maintain! Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases AND certain cancers. Fruits can protect your body from free radicals that can cause cancer. Fruit also is beneficial in reducing the aging process and I know you all want to look younger right?! Also, having more fruits and vegetables in your diet can help you lose weight along with eating lean meats, nuts, and beans. I would like to share with everyone an email I received from my sister. I'm not sure if it's entirely true but it makes sense and it's interesting.

Cancer Treatment:

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An highly interesting article.

Dr Stephen Mak told …..that he treats terminal cancer patients in an
"un-orthodox" way, and many patients recovered. He explained, that
before he uses solar energy to clear the illnesses of his patients, he
believes on natural healing in the body against illnesses.

See the article below

Dear Shereen,
Thanks for the email on fruits and juices. It's one of the strategies
to heal cancer. Lately, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%.
Cancer patients shouldn't die. The cure for cancer has already been
found, whether you believe it or not.
I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the
conventional treatments. Very few live for 5 years under conventional
treatments, and most live for only about 2 to 3 years... The
conventional treatments don't make any difference, because most cancer
patients also live for about 2 to 3 years without any treatment. It is
difficult to cure cancer patients who've undergone chemo and
radiotherapy, as their cells are toxic and weak. When there is a
relapse, the cancer spreads very fast, as the resistance is poor.
Thanks, and God bless.

Dr Stephen Mak

This is very informative!

We all think eating fruit means just buying fruit, cutting it up and
popping it into our mouths. It's not that easy. It's important to know
how and when to eat fruit.

What's the correct way to eat fruit?


Eating fruit like that plays a major role in detoxifying your system,
supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other
life activities..

Let's say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The
slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the
intestines, but it's prevented from doing so.

In the meantime, the whole meal rots and ferments, and turns to acid.
The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach,
and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

Eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal! You've heard
people complain: Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian
my stomach bloats, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the
toilet, etc. This will not happen if you eat the fruit on an empty
stomach. Fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas.
Hence, you bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the
eyes - all of these will NOT happen if you eat fruit on an empty

There's no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are
acidic, because all fruit becomes alkaline in our body, according to
Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have
mastered the correct way of eating fruit, you have the Secret of
Beauty, Longevity, Health, Energy, Happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT
from the cans. Don't drink juice that has been heated. Don't eat
cooked fruit; you don't get the nutrients at all. You get  only the
taste... Cooking destroys all of the vitamins.

Eating a whole fruit is etter than drinking the juice. If you should
drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you
must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a
3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice
for just 3 days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how
radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium,
vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!

AN  APPLE a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low
vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the
activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon
cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total
antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from
cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

EATING 2 - 4 ORANGES oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower
cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones, and reduce the risk of
colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also
packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune
system. Also a key source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant.
Also found in watermelon: Vitamin C & Potassium..

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners
for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which
helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene, good for your

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer!
Can u believe this? For those who like to drink cold water, this
applies to you. It's nice to have a cold drink after a meal, however,
the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you've just consumed,
slows digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will
break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid
food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats
and lead to cancer.. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after
a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks.
Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be
the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw. You may
never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of
people who have a heart attack while they're asleep do not wake up.
Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Be careful, and be
aware. The more we know, the better our chance to survive.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Benefits of Sea Salt

The other day I was wondering why sea salt is so much better than regular salt, and how can we benefit from using sea salt versus regular table salt. Well, my friends, if you have ponder the same thing, I've done the research and have the answers for you! :)

Table salt is refined, so a lot of the minerals that you need are taken out from it. Both table salt and sea salt have the same amount of sodium chloride in it, but sea salt is the healthier choice since it basically is used in it's natural form. Sea salt comes from water evaporation from the ocean or sea water. The minerals in sea salt are kept intact since it doesn't require to go through processing like table salt does.

Because sea salt contains all its minerals, there are a lot of benefits of using sea salt. Sea salt contains magnesium that helps with stress, slows down aging of the skin, and calms the nervous system. It also contains calcium that helps with water retention, improves circulation, and strengthens bones. Potassium balance skin moisture and it's a crucial mineral to replenish muscles. Bromides relieve stiffness of the muscles and sodium for lymphatic fluid balance, which is important for the immune system. Sea salt has a health benefit of clearing the sinus cavities, useful in clearing lungs of mucus, and is a natural antihistamine. Sea salt maintains the balance of electrolytes in the body. Sea salt is a natural hypnotic that helps regulating sleep. Sea salt can cure infections such as psoriasis.

All these benefits of sea salt makes perfect sense to me after doing the research. Many times you hear people taking baths in sea salt scented with their favorite scent after a stressful day or after a really good workout. So, the other day I decided to try taking a bath after my run and I felt very relaxed and had a really good night's sleep! Ever wonder why surfers go surfing when they are feeling under the weather? It's because of the salt in the ocean that boosts their immune system! If you looking for a natural relief for symptoms such as a cold, stress, sore muscles, sea salt is the answer! Now, just because sea salt is better for you than table salt, doesn't mean you can use more of it. You still should limit the amount of sea salt intake to prevent from excess sodium load on the body. Total sodium intake should be kept below 2400 mg/day.

So go enjoy some sea salt!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Are You At Risk?

I found this interesting article about a study on hormones and the relationship with cancer risk. I recommend every woman read this article and be informed about the effects of estrogen dominance. Are you at risk for cancer? Click the link below to get more information. :)

Hormone study finds dire cancer risks

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I finished my first 5K today!! WOOHOO! I feel very accomplished! Running and finishing a race makes you feel great and happy that you did it! I definitely recommend everyone to at least try a race once in their life, even if you're not a runner. I hated running but as soon as I started to train and running a mile everyday, I didn't mind it so much. Just to think that it took me almost 30 minutes to run 1 mile, and now I can do 3 miles in that amount of time! You'll feel great about yourself and everyone on the course are so nice and motivating! Plus, being a participant in a race you get a bunch of free stuff! :) I recommend beginning runners to start off slow and each day increase the mileage you're running. Also, make sure you stretch! One mistake of mine was running on hard asphalt more frequently and ended up getting shin splints,very sore legs and knee problems. If you want to run outside try to run on dirt paths, that way there's less impact on your legs. :) Make sure you have good running shoes, because your feet and legs will thank you for it. Running is a great way to exercise! Next race 12K! Hopefully by next year I will be able to run a marathon.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Organic Clothing

Has anyone heard of organic clothing?! This is awesome! I was at a networking group and someone had mention she has a business with organic clothing. What a great business to have! I need to get myself to buy some of these clothes because I've heard great things about it. It's a company that have distributors who come to your home and you get to try on the clothes and get fitted for the sizes. I don't have all the details about it but it sounds fun! Who's up for a clothing party?!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Scent of Mint

If you're on your feet all day like I am, then your feet will want some pampering. At the end of the day, I wish I had someone at home waiting to give me a foot massage because my feet need it!
Ok, so maybe you aren't on your feet all day at work, but those cute heels that you wore the night before while you were partying it up may have taken a toll on your feet. Either way, just because your feet is at the end of your body doesn't mean they don't need some love! I have tried a peppermint scrub and cream for my feet. That's right, mint is no longer just a breath freshener found in toothpaste or gum. Mint can be used for your feet!! :) The set includes a scrub, nourishing cream, and some cozy socks to keep those feet warm in the cold months coming up. Trust me your feet will thank you for it! Not only will this set make your feet happy but the aroma of mint is a remedy of nausea and headaches! So I keep the cream by my side just in case if I am in a situation where I am feeling nauseous or have a headache. Also, it is that time of the year where everyone is getting a cold. This is another situation where the peppermint set will come in handy because mint is also a decongestant which cools and soothes the throat, nose and other respiratory channels. So all around this is good for other things than just your feet!