Start the day with clean toxin free water, two to three quarts a day BUT HOW?
Tana Hamiter - Goes Green Mentor
Are you aware of what they are finding in our water supply these days? CNN reported in March of 2008 that many areas have such contaminated water that they now contain a cocktail of prescription medications. Should you be concerned – YES! For many reasons. Drinking Pure Water is critical for health as your body is made up primarily of water. And fresh water is essential to flushing our toxins from your body as well.
How Did This Contamination of Our Water System Happen?
One major way that you may not of considered is that people flush unused prescriptions in the toilet. Yet, the biggest source is the medications people are actually using. We are a country of everything has a pill that can cure it. These prescriptions from our bodies over time end up in the water table and that is where your drinking water comes from.
From a medical explanation, all medications are metabolized by your liver and also from other detoxification organs to be used by you. Through the urine these drugs are excreted into the water and eventually percolate down to where the drinking water is drawn from. This includes just to name a few birth control hormones, antibiotics and antidepressants.
These drugs are affecting our health, the rate that children mature, mental states are affected and the antibiotics are becoming less usable ever day.
True there are various opinions about just how safe our water is and how it affects our health. The amounts of medication in the water are obviously less than full prescription strength. But our bodies were not designed to function properly on contaminated water; we need pure water for health and wellbeing.
With nutrients and nurturing we can often reduce the need for medications. And reducing the need for drugs in our bodies is the first step toward reducing the drugs in our water. The top of the line is Best Water MTS 2000 High-Volume, Broad-Spectrum Filtration. Rated Excellent - Consumer Reports 1997.
Since we are a goes green company and hopefully you are too in your home and workplace, remember the drinking bottles seen being toted around are often only used once and end up in the landfills and for those that reuse, tests have shown them to quickly get contaminated. It is better to go to a food co-op, camping store or a larger grocery store to get the food grade plastic water jugs that are hard plastic and easily cleanable. Carry your water from home with you and do not dump plastic unnecessarily into our heaping landfills. This sets a great example for the whole family as well.
Take the drink of life, pure clean water and also be conscious not to pollute our aquifers through your toilet or outside sources like chemicals on lawn and gardens. Think about having a Goes Green Home. Everything is Guaranteed so you’ve nothing to lose and much to gain. Need ideas or support on this type of change? Feel free to contact me at email@example.com to sent a time for a personal FREE consultation. See you at the Top!
Living Healthy Means a Healthy Lifestyle - A 5 Step Health Program You Can Easily Follow
Been feeling sluggish, bloated and just plain out of it lately? Have you strayed from your healthy lifestyle plan again? Maybe you have noticed some skin eruptions, or are having some digestive problems. These could all be signs of your body's attempt to tell you its time for a detox program. Along with living a Healthy Shaklee Lifestyle and the connection to other aspects that come from owning my online healthy lifestyle business with Shaklee, I still acknowledge the great benefits one can get from doing a detox and experiencing the wonderful feeling of begin light and clean. Some of the other benefits of this residual income business is the connection to all sorts of folks that have an interest in living healthy! As a Shaklee member, we have access to a plethera of health related information.
We can learn that the purpose of a detoxification program is to cleanse the blood. This type of health program program removes impurities from the blood in the liver where toxins are processed for elimination. But our bodies also eliminate these toxins through our skin our lungs, kidneys and intestines. When we get off balance and stray from ourliving healhty plan our internal systems become compromised and the impurities will not be properly filtered. This is not doing your liver any good and implementing a detox program will cleanse and nourish the body from the inside out. We need to rest during a detox because our body will be removing and eliminating the toxins. And then in turn we will set out to feed out body with pure nutrients and especially benefit from the Liver DTX supplement in our Shaklee health program.
Some results you will see from following this health program will be..
1) Give your organs a rest through fasting
2) Stimulate your liver to drive the toxins right out of your body
3) This will promote elimination through the intestines, kidneys and skin
4) Blood circulation will naturally improve; and
5) You will be refueling your body with all natural supplements.
Look for these signs that you are ready for a detox:
Everyone should detox at least once a year. A short detoxifying program is generally safe; in fact, our scientific studies show that a detox is very beneficial for living healthy. However, with regard to nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis it is always best to consult with your health care practitioner. Some other signs that your body is ready for a good detox program is symptoms such as unexplained fatigue and tiredness, allergies or low-grade infections, bags or dark circles under the eyes, a distended stomach even if your body is slim, menstrual difficulties or mental confusion.
So just where should you begin?
Well, I hate to say this again, but you will need to get rid of those things that you already know have gotten you to this point. These items are gonna include alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats, all of which act as toxins in the body and are obstacles to your healing process. Also, minimize use of chemical-based household cleaners and personal health care products (cleansers, shampoos, deodorants and toothpastes) and then substitute items that are safe and environmentally friendly such as Shaklee's 100% Natural Products.
One of the biggest factors leading to a toxic body is stress. Stress triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system and that is where the danger begins. Stress is a major deterrent to good health which triggers your body to release stress hormones into your system. So then these harmful stress hormones will create large amounts of toxins that will slow down the detoxification enzymes in the liver. Read about Shaklee Liver DTX here. It is also a good idea to detox stressful situations in your life along with detoxifying your body. Do a search in Google for ideas for simple ways to implement yoga and mediation into your healthy lifestyle routine. They will help relieve stress by arresting your physical and mental reaction to the stress in life.
Keep checking back here to Shaklee Distributors Online to find more helpful tips on how to detoxify your body and take care of your liver!
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We have much to learn and do something about the condition of our homes. That place of safty where we spend the major part of our lives. The place where we raise our children. Yet what do we really know ---
CHECK OUT THE FACTS - DID YOU KNOW?
* 150 chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders. [Source:2006 Consumer Protection Agency (CPA)] Consider Green Air Filters
* Women who work in the home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of the home. [Source:2006- 17- year EPA study]
We have a choice to make. Time of talking is over, it is the time of action and it begins in our home. Take the opportunity to be a part of changing the world and make the environmentally conscious decision to preserve the PLANET we live on so that our children and their children will also be able to enjoy its beauty for years to come. Eco Friendly with Homes Going Green!
What can YOU do to make your home a Goes Green Home and Safer for your health and that of your family? Health problems, both physical and emotional are rising to unprecedented heights in the US and the industrialized world. You can take many steps to safe guard your water, air and radically reduce the chemicals in your home. Consider Green Pure Water for your family.
First suggestion is to make a family commitment to clear your home of toxic chemicals. But at what level?
There are many different ways in which people will make daily choices. Much of which in my opinion will not happen in America until people feel they have to. We have grown into a very national point of view rather than globel. That is starting to give way as we realize that the resources of the earth must be shared. Each family has to make that choice and it’s a difficult choice because it requires change and commitment to follow through. Change is always difficult even when we want to do it due to ingrained habits.
Dave and I, in ourhome took boxes, many boxes and went from room to room gathering ALL toxic and non environmentally friendly products: cleaning supplies, scented candles and incenses, personal care products that were made with fragrances or other chemical components, laundry supplies, etc. We were shocked when we were done at the number of boxes and the vast array of chemicals in our home. They were removed! We opened the doors and windows and aired out the house.
We were commited to non toxic cleaning supplies! But it does take viligance as things can creep back in a little here and a little there. Every once in a while we have to review each room and see if we find any hidden surprises.
Then as Shaklee Independent Distributors we replaced with products that were:
* Nontoxic - chemical free
* Highly Concentrated
* No phosphates
* No chlorine
* Never tested on animals
* Fragrance Free
Our first surprise was how few products we needed to do the same tasks and how much money we would and did save due to the fact that Shaklee Products are very highly concentrated and a little dab will do ya (like grandma would say).
Second surprise was the high quality and convenience of not needing to drive to pick up things. They arrived either by auto ship in a timely manner at our home or some I ordered just as needed. We especially noticed a big difference as we washed our clothing and got the chemicals and smells out of our clothing.
Health improved, attitudes improved and pocket book improved. Friends commented (they didn’t know what we had done) on how … well…. Something just felt different in our home, lighter! Then we explained and several of them made changes to their homes. Goes Green is catching on all over the country. AND it does make a huge impact on your home, family and the environment.
We already had the water filers in place so that was covered. But the clean air was another issue to face. So step by step we changed our habits and have been the healthier for it. You too have a Goes Green Home but if the way we did it is too intimidating, then take one step at a time; one area of change perhaps each month. Perhaps the laundry first; then cleaning supplies and so on until your home is a safer and healthier home.
Everything is Guaranteed so you’ve nothing to lose and much to gain. Need ideas or support on this type of change? Feel free to contact me at email@example.com to sent a time for a personal FREE consultation or to ask questions.
Have you ever been going along in your day and all is well then you get this tickle in your throat? Maybe your first thoughts are “no, it can’t be, I’m not getting sick or who was I around that was hacking or sneezing?” It’s kind of too late to play the blame game and instead of ignoring that inkling you went on the offense. Many people get out their nutritional health supplements in the form of vitamin C which is a great choice and combine that with Echinacea.
Echinacea is an herb that deserves its place in our homes medicine cabinet. Echinacea is an herbal remedy people often use to treat the common cold. Many people believe that the plant can boost the immune system and reduce the severity or length of colds. Echinacea is the most popular herbal supplement in the United States. In 2004 Americans paid an estimated $155 million for Echinacea products.
Echinacea is available in capsules containing a powder of the dried plant or root, and also as a tincture (an alcohol-based preparation). In some cases, people drink pressed juice from fresh plants. Echinacea is also used topically in the treatment of wounds and burns. Echinacea is not a substitute for other medical treatments for rapidly accelerating infections. If the condition persists or worsens, seek medical advice.
Echinacea is a hardy perennial plant that grows 1-2 feet tall and has a spiny appearance from which it derived its name (echinos being Greek for sea urchin or hedgehog). It is a member of the daisy family and its flowers can resemble Black-eyed Susans with rich purple petals radiating from the center. Echinacea is the most widely used herb in the United States. In Europe, it has been used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections.
Preserve and Oppose Complex
If you take an already good solution and enhance it with additional ingredients that compliment each other the effects can be exponential in opposing your symptoms.
Black elderberry is a plant that grows primarily in Europe and North America. It's a natural remedy with three flavonoids that have antiviral properties. Black elderberry is a rich source of polyphenols and anthocyanadins, powerful phytonutrients that help maintain the immune system. It is one of the best protective agents against influenza and has been used for centuries for its health giving properties.
Black elderberry is a tall shrub to small tree with one to many stems arising from the base to 1-4 meters in height. The twigs are thick with soft wood and a pithy central area. Traditionally Black elderberry has been used in either a syrup form or in lozenges. It has also been used in the form of tea.
Arabinogalactan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide derived from the Western Larch tree, is a highly soluble dietary fiber that enhances immune function by promoting cytokine production and increasing the number of natural fighter cells.
Nutritional Health Supplements have come a long way in our modern times. The benefits of modern science are proving what our ancestors knew about nature’s herbal remedies. When the above individual ingredients are placed on a team that are all focused on the same outcome you get gold medal results.
Independent Shaklee Distributor Website: http://BestNutritionalHealthSupplements.com Contact: David Duncan Phone: 1-800-414-2864
If you’re like a lot of folks in this modern day world I’d almost be willing to bet that you’re not getting enough sleep. Your day starts way before you’re ready to wake up because you went to bed a lot later than you wanted to the night before. Then when you finally do get to lay the weary bones down to sleep what happens? You can’t sleep! The day’s events are alive and kicking not allowing you to go off into a slumber.
Lack of Sleep is a Serious Matter
Here are some interesting tidbits about the sleep you’re not getting. Sleep deprivation is known to have significantly harmful impact on physical performance, alertness, and the ability to perform cognitive tasks, complex or simple. Sleep deprivation is not like torture it literally is torture. It’s been employed historically to inflict psychological pain and/or extract confessions. Sleep deprivation is also believed to be generally unhealthy, especially for people who are already experiencing stress. Let me ask you folks, if you’re sleep deprived, is any of that information news to you?
What’s A Person to Do?
There are an ever increasing amount of solutions to this problem. If you see the commercials on your television which the drug companies seem to be monopolizing these days you can now get sleep in a pill. Not a problem till you hear them mention all of the possible side effects. If you’re like me you can’t hit the mute button on the remote control fast enough.
The best solutions to helping you fall asleep in my opinion come from Mother Nature not from the big mother drug companies. If you could choose natural nutritional health supplements that have been used for hundreds of generations wouldn’t you?
Natures Sleep Remedies
Valerian is said to be the oldest in the herbal treatment of stress that can lead to sleeplessness. Valerian is known to have been used for its calming effect on the nervous system since Hippocratic times. Today it is still used for treating a wide range of nervous problems including nervous tension, excitability, anxiety states, insomnia, restlessness, irritability, cramps, headaches associated with stress, migraine and mental confusion.
Valerian is a perennial herb that prefers to grow in damp, grassy, temperate locations. It has a massive root system. Valerian is a hardy plant with fernlike leaves and tiny fragrant flowers that come in white, pink, or lavender hues. Altogether, there are more than 200 species of valerian.
Valerian is often prepared in tea form, but in doing so it should not be prepared with boiling water, as this may drive off the lighter oils. As well, valerian is commonly taken as a nutritional health supplement, often in tablet or capsule form.
Chamomile tones the nervous system, relaxes your muscles and calms nervous digestion. It has mild sedating properties and is not as strong an herbal sedative as valerian or passionflower. Chamomile is very popular in Germany, where it is called the cure-all cure. In America, chamomile is also very commonly used to soothe, relax, and aid sleep.
Passion Flower has been traditionally used for it mild sedative effects and has a pleasant taste and is surprisingly gentle. Passion flower teas are used as a sedative and help slow the body to allow healing. Passion Flower is widely employed by herbalists and natural health practitioners around the world today. It is mostly employed as a sedative, hypnotic (inducing sleep), nervine, anti-spasmodic and pain reliever.
Passion flower is a vine with tendrils to support the vines. It generally grows along the ground in the open but if it is near a pile of any kind it will cover the pile in a somewhat matted fashion. Passion Flower is 10 cm wide, with the five sepals and petals. The corona in the flower is blue or with violet filaments.
When you don’t sleep enough your body doesn’t get enough time to repair worn-out tissue. People who get inadequate sleep can experience a surge of high blood pressure when they wake up in the morning. Lack of sleep can impair an individual’s physical health and emotional well-being. Inadequate and irregular sleep/wake schedules influence the body’s defenses by weakening the immune system, straining the organs making people more susceptible to illness.
I’ll have the Combo Please
Most of us are familiar with combo meals or combo platters when we go out to eat. You can also get nutritional health supplements with herbal combos. In this instance you can get the three herbs that are mentioned in this article; valerian, chamomile and passion flower in a form that are very easy to consume. Peaceful sleep is possible and you won’t have the side effects to deal with that can be more harmful to you than the sleep you didn’t get.
Independent Shaklee Distributor Website: http://BestNutritionalHealthSupplements.com Contact: David Duncan Phone: 1-800-414-2864
Fatigue is a common everyday complaint in our fast-paced society, ranking among the top five health problems reported by many adults. In fact, four out of 10 adults across all age groups experience it, and the problem affects more women than men.
What’s more, lack of energy becomes a vicious cycle, with stress and the inability to relax being among the most common reasons for sleep problems. The problem is further compounded by the fact that the majority of adults who report fatigue and loss of energy admit that they don’t get the RDA of most important vitamins and minerals even one day per week. A lot of folks are turning to nutritional health supplements as a way gain the upper hand in this battle.
Green tea promotes sustained vitality and is very high in polyphenols with potent antioxidant and anticancer properties. Green tea is derived from the tea plant Camellia Sinensis; most commonly grown in Asia, it has become increasing popular all over the world. Organic green tea is effective due to its ingredients that contain natural metabolism boosters and powerful antioxidants that aid in cleansing the body and providing protection from disease. Green tea is produced by drying and steaming the fresh leaves to inactivate the polyphenol oxidase, and thus, non-oxidation occurs.
Polyphenols influence glucose metabolism in part by helping the body regulate sensitivity to the hormone insulin. Compounds in green tea enhance insulin sensitivity, keeping the brain running smoothly on steady levels of glucose. Therefore, green tea is also effective in reducing the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. The tea also contains some caffeine, which is why it may increase alertness. Green Tea can be consumed in your daily cup of tea or in more concentrated nutritional health supplements.
Ginseng is one of nature's greatest gifts, traditionally used to revitalize and replenish vital energy. It is used to increase physical and mental endurance, boost energy, normalize body functions, reduce cholesterol, and prevent cancer. Ginseng is known throughout the world as one of the most valuable herbs in nature. In ancient China, The Four-Canons of Seng-Nung, a famous herbal medicine book written in 2838 B.C., records Ginseng as a rare "superior" herb believed to enhance youth and longevity if taken over long periods of time and safe enough to take every day.
Ginseng is helpful in the treatment of memory loss, balance of blood sugar levels, slowing down the aging process, helping the immune system, stimulates rejuvenation and virility. Ginseng is said to have a very peculiar and soothing effect on the mental symptoms and as a rule most symptoms affecting the heart accompany deficiency syndromes in the body of the person. Ginseng is seen as having both soothing and revitalizing adaptogenic properties. Ginseng seems to be able to increase the body's ability to adapt and adjust.
Cordyceps fight everyday fatigue and are a greatly valued mushroom that has been extensively clinically tested in China and found to help fight everyday fatigue.
Cordyceps are found in the high Himalayan Mountains, between 14,000 to 16,000 feet in elevation and grows in the soil in these high, cold and arid mountains. Cordyceps Sinensis are considered one of the three most expensive and nourish Chinese herbs in the world. Cordyceps are found in China, where the medical fraternity have been trying to derive its medicinal value. Cordyceps Sinesis supposedly increases the fighter cells in our body, thereby strengthening the immune system of our body.
Individually Green Tea, Ginseng and Cordyceps as you can see are powerful fatigue fighters. When they are combined into a single product they join forces to create a natural nutritional health supplement so you can avoid the nasty pick me ups that have unhealthy stimulants in them.
Drinking Water for over 110 million Americans is at risk. 20 million acres of wetlands are in jeopardy. The Clean Water Act is about all of the nation's waters.
Published by Tana Hamiter - Goes Green Mentor
From Clean Water Action
Tell you Representative and Senators to Support the Clean Water Restoration Act!
The Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 to protect all the nation's waters. However, the Bush Administration, at the urging of special interests, has interpreted the law to apply only to some bodies of water. This is not what the law intended or what the American people want.
Many waters are at risk. Some of these waters and wetlands are homes for birds, fish and waterfowl, filter pollutants and/or reduce flooding. Now is no time to abandon three decades of progress restoring and protecting America's waters.
Your involvement is important. Check out their web site and find out how you can help and get yourself educated as well. This isn’t just important; it means life and death for hundreds of thousands.
Clean Water: Bush Administration policies could put the drinking water of over 110 million Americans at risk. The Clean Water Restoration Act would ensure that all waters of the United States are protected from pollution and destruction. You can read more about stopping water pollution and protecting drinking water sources and take action!
Think Local and act Global. One thing all humanity has in common is the need of pure clean drinking water. You may feel that isn’t important in YOUR back yard but you’ve got a surprise bearing down on you like a freight train.
As a Shaklee Independent Distributor we take pride in bringing pure clean water into your home. Goes Green Clean Water Sources. Reverse Osmosis: Amazing Technology, Unparalleled Water Quality.
And the company is extremely involved in science and giving back to the world community. Read up on Our Company with a Conscience. Environmental leadership. That is something you can be proud to support.
If I may be of any assistance, please contact me for an appointment and consultation.
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Tana Hamiter - Goes Green Mentor
Have you ever had one of those days where it seems that your head is kind of fuzzy? When you’re trying to think and nothing happens. You know that you know the information, but the hard drive in your head is all fragmented and you have to tell yourself that you’ll remember later because you put your sub-conscious on search mode.
Mental sharpness is something you can improve upon. There are memory exercises you can do and it’s said you can even do more physical exercises to help increase the blood flow and promote those endorphins in your body that make you feel better. Another thing that I have found that helps is to just slow down and ponder how great it is to be alive. When you can just be with yourself in the moment and clear your head by taking some invigorating deep breaths you can notice some mental clarity coming back.
A person can also take nutritional health supplements that include ingredients that have been used for generations by the original naturalists and herbalists of the world. When we use what Mother Nature provides for us we benefit greatly. Ginko Biloba, Bilberry and Hawthorn are the natural medicinals we’ll focus on in this article.
Ginko Biloba extract is derived from the leaves of China's ancient Ginko Biloba tree, one of the world's oldest tree species dating back 200 million years. Ginko Biloba is a highly effective herb that has many health benefits and helps prevent many problems throughout the body. Chinese herbalists have traditionally used this herb to treat bronchial, pulmonary and asthmatic conditions.
Ginko Biloba facilitates oxygenation of the body's tissues, including the brain and can help avoid Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and is believed to improve memory and alertness.
Ginkgo has 2 groups of active components - flavonoids and terpene lactones including Ginkgolides A, B, and C, bilobalide, quercetin, and kaempferol. The Ginkgolides help control allergic inflammation and asthma. Ginkgo biloba contains a number of important antioxidants, including the very valuable flavonoids. These antioxidant nutrients are vital to combating damage done by free radicals.
Always Seek Your Doctors Advice
Ginkgo should not be taken at the same time as aspirin, or by anyone currently on a course of MAO inhibitors since it also thins the blood. Pregnant women should consult their doctors if they are currently taking, or intend to take ginkgo during their pregnancy, as with all dietary supplements.
Bilberry is similar in appearance and closely related to the American blueberry and huckleberry, but it contains higher quantities of the constituents useful for improved eye health and better circulation. The easiest way to distinguish the Bilberry is that it produces single or pairs of berries on the bush instead of clusters like the blueberry.
Bilberry is rich in fatty acids, bioflavonoids, iron, zinc, and phosphorus. It also contains loeanolic and ursolic acids, magnesium, selenium, and trace amounts of sodium and calcium. Bilberry is very much like a blueberry. It grows on little shrubs mostly in Europe.
Bilberry is best known as a specific for the eyes because of its antioxidant qualities and its general effects on the circulatory system. Bilberry has been used since the middle ages when the fruit was used for its astringent, tonic, antiseptic properties, and in the management of diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal inflammations and various other infections.
Bilberry is a rich source of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that helps strengthen capillaries. Studies have shown that quercetin and other flavonoids modify anti-inflammatory responses, prevent LDL oxidation and platelet aggregation, and promote the relaxation of cardiovascular smooth muscle.
Hawthorn is the common name for Crataegus oxyacantha or other Crataegus species. There are more than 300 species of throughout the world. Hawthorn is a thorny tree or shrub native to Europe. It may reach a height of 30 feet but is often grown as a hedge plant. The species of hawthorn discussed here are native to northern European regions and grow throughout the world.
Hawthorn is very often mixed up and drank as a tea. The folk history of this herb is profound, with applications for several conditions relating to the cardiovascular system.
Many herbalists swear by its effectiveness in bringing about positive results for the circulatory system including the brain and memory functions.
Nutritional Health Supplements Super Sized
We are all pretty much familiar with the term super sized. So many of the fast food meals we can get have this option today. As you can see these three gifts from nature are great at improving circulation, enhancing your memory and decision making which facilitate increased mental sharpness. When taken to the next level by combining them into nutritional health supplements that can help you remember things quicker, it’s like getting mother natures gifts Super Sized!
When your joints are healthy, they operate like a well-oiled machine. Joint and cartilage fluids cushion your bones, allowing muscles and tendons to slide smoothly and limbs to move easily. Normally, that cartilage is constantly broken down and rebuilt.
However, problems such as age-related slowdown of cartilage production, overuse of joints, and individual physical differences can hinder this process and cause cartilage to break down faster than it is rebuilt. Proper nutritional health supplements, along with adequate rest, a balanced diet, exercise, reducing stress, and maintaining normal weight are essential to supporting and maintaining healthy joints.
Cartilage can be wearing away before you even get the slightest symptoms. Let’s assume you're fairly active and you know your joints are being worked each day. You're aware that they are in need of protection so what can you do? There are a number of things but by far the most important two are these:1. Cartilage is a watery substance, made up of some 65 to 80% of water plus collagen and proteoglycans which form the cartilage matrix, and special cells called chondrocytes. Collagen and proteoglycans are the substances which produce the amazing resilience and shock absorption qualities of cartilage and make it possible for the ends of the bones to slide effortlessly and smoothly across each other.
What Category Are You In?
An estimated 87 million Americans over age 45 face age-related slowdown of cartilage rebuilding. People who participate in strenuous recreational activity are subjected to joint deterioration. There are people with job-related repetitive stress to joints, which is an increasingly common problem given that the incidence of repetitive joint stress has tripled in recent years. Those well above ideal weight, creating additional pressure on joints are having premature joint aging.
Common Afflictions That Require Treatment
Arthritis is a disease that affects men and women both, and that too cutting across geographical boundaries and ethnicities. Arthritis is a significant concern as we get older but we should be aware that arthritis is affecting a greater numbers of younger people too.
A growing group of doctors, nutritionists and dieticians believe that the increase may be due to the fact that many of us don’t get enough of the nutrients that we need to promote strong healthy bones and joints. Arthritis comes in more than 100 forms and one does not need to be of old age to have this debilitating disease. The cost of arthritis around the world is approx $400 billion in medical expenses and lost productivity.
Osteoarthritis is caused by deterioration of the cartilage that lines and cushions the joints and can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. While prescription medications can relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling caused by osteoarthritis, these medications do not repair the damaged cartilage and there are serious side effects from prolonged use of these types of medications. Osteoarthritis is caused by repetitive stress on joints from aging and years of exercise and stops many people from their favorite activities.
Over time, the major joints in the body where cartilage can wear down may include the knees, elbows, ankles, fingers and other joints. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage cushioning the joints begins to break down; but there is also a breakdown in the bone underneath the cartilage. This bone loss is related to an imbalance in the activity of the cells that break down bone (osteoclasts) and cells that build bone (osteoblasts).
Glucosamine is available commercially in three forms - glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride and N-acetyl-glucosamine. Most commonly used glucosamine supplements contain glucosamine sulfate. Glucosamine is involved in the formation of cartilage, nails, tendons, skin, eyes, bones, ligaments, and heart valves. It also plays a role in the mucous secretions of the digestive, respiratory, and urinary tracts.
Glucosamine helps maintain cartilage and is a key building block for proteoglycans an important component of joint cartilage construction. Glucosamine hydrochloride is a more concentrated source of glucosamine and is bioavailable and sodium free. If you have high blood pressure then your doctor may recommend this type of nutritional health supplement like mine did for me.
Studies carried out in respect of glucosamine have not only showed how effective it is in treating the symptoms associated with arthritic problems but is also a lot safer. Studies suggest that glucosamine is equally as effective as some of the medications frequently used to treat these joint conditions and have fewer gastrointestinal side effects. The medications used to treat osteoarthritis are known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and piroxicam.
If you’re a person that has joint problems for what ever the reason or cause, you have a great choice for a solution. You can choose nutritional health supplements that have natural ingredients and have been proven to support overall joint health. Once again when we turn to Mother Nature, she provides for our needs.
Natural Product: Nutritional Health Supplements – Dietary Fiber
Shaklee Online Distributor David Duncan
Dietary fiber from nutritional health supplements come in the form of powder to be mixed in water or juice or they come in capsule form. Fiber is the complex carbohydrate found in grain, hulls, and plant forage material and is not efficiently digested. Because of its lower digestibility, the dietary fiber component of the diet reduces the usable dietary energy content.
Fiber is generally obtained from plants and consists of that portion of the plant which is not digested. While the sugars, starches and vitamins are broken down into nutrients and are absorbed by our intestines, the cell walls are not digested and go on to form an important component of the stool, the bulk or roughage.
Fiber is the edible parts of plants or analogous carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine with complete or partial fermentation in the large intestine. Dietary fiber includes polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, lignin, and associated plant substances.
Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Diets low in fat and rich in fruits and vegetables, which may contain fiber or vitamin A (as beta-carotene) and vitamin C, may reduce the risk of some cancers.
Dietary Fiber – Soluble or Insoluble
Dietary fiber is broadly classified into soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is fermented in the colon, and plays a role in slowing the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream.
Soluble fiber comes from oats, fruits and legumes. Insoluble fiber comes from whole grains, nuts and veggies. Soluble fiber intakes are also associated with increased satiety by effects on stimulation of appetite regulating hormones in the ileum and stabilization of blood sugar and insulin levels.
Prevention of gastrointestinal diseases such as diverticulitis and reduced risk of colorectal cancer risk appear to be more closely associated with intake of insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and is found in dried beans and peas, oats, barley, flaxseeds and many fruits and vegetables. Insoluble fiber absorbs water and is found in whole-wheat products; wheat, oat, and corn bran; flaxseeds, and many vegetables.
Increasing the consumption of complex carbohydrates is the best way to increase fiber intake. A large increase in fiber over a short period of time may result in bloating, diarrhea, gas and general discomfort. Many people are now taking measured amounts of fiber in their nutritional health supplements.
Increased physical activity is also an important element to prevent weight gain, promote weight loss, and most important, to promote maintenance of weight loss in patients who are overweight or obese.
For those who need to lose weight, even if ideal weight reduction is not achieved, it is likely that any weight loss achieved by physical activity and healthful eating is beneficial, with weight losses of 5% to 10% still likely to have significant health benefits. Increase fiber intake to 25 grams per day; especially increase soluble fiber for persons with high blood cholesterol and diabetes.
High-fiber diets are usually moderate in fat and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and nonnutritive phytochemicals. Any or all of these factors may be more important than the diets' fiber content. High-fiber foods usually require a person to chew more, which slows down the rate of eating. When you eat slower, biological signals from the stomach have a chance to tell your brain that you’re content (this takes about 15 to 20 minutes to happen).A good way to get this fiber before you eat is to take high quality nutritional health supplements. It helps to make you not as hungry before you eat your meals and you won’t eat as much.
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If you are like my family who is concerned with saving our planet and having a clean natural environment, then you may want to continue to use or start using eco-friendly natural products. Saving the earth with eco-friendly products is important for many generations to come. We a have 4 Shih Tzu dogs and a very smart bare-eyed cockatoo who are our kids so we want to keep our home clean with natural products.
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Natural Product: Nutritional Health Supplements – Saw Palmetto
Shaklee Online Distributor David Duncan
I’m going address an issue that seems to get an abundance of commercial time when us guys are looking at sports on television. Do you notice how many ads there are touting an over abundance of “men’s products”? It’s hard to believe how much time the drug companies have purchased so they can promote their next miracle cure all drugs.
If you are as disgusted as I am with what is continually promoted then you might want to consider an alternative remedy. The wisdom of our ancestors in these matters is just as good if not better than the drugs being pushed on us. You won’t need to worry about the disclaimer either at the end because of the side effects doing more harm than the good of the treatment you’re starting with.
Believe it or not you can find what you may be looking for in natural nutritional health supplements but you won’t see it in an advertisement while watching your sports’ championship series.
Ancient Wisdom of the Original Naturalists
American Indians used Saw Palmetto fruit for food as a treatment for genitourinary tract disturbances, a remedy for reproductive system problems, a tonic to support the body nutritionally and as a love potion. It is now a popular and effective treatment for prostate enlargement in men but has it’s origins in natural medicine as a breast enlarger for women and is still recommended today by naturopathic physicians for increasing breast size.
As you can see our ancestors already figured out that Saw Palmetto is known for its aphrodisiac properties, as well as being helpful in maintaining a proper hormone balance in the prostate gland, which is necessary for optimal sexual function. It is used by doctors in Italy, Germany and France for benign enlargement of the prostate.
Today’s research is showing us that Saw Palmetto is excellent for treating swollen or enlarged prostate, commonly called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Symptoms of BPH include difficulty in urinating, dull aches, impotence, difficulty maintaining an erection, urgency and waking to urinate. Regular use of saw palmetto supports normal urinary elimination, especially during the night when you’re trying to sleep..
Research indicates that up to 90% of the men that have regularly used Saw Palmetto have responded favorably. Some studies in Europe show that this herb not only reduces the discomfort and symptoms of BPH, but also reduces the actual size of the prostate gland.
Saw Palmetto the Plant
Saw Palmetto is a very drought-tolerant plant, growing in the dry flat woods, dunes, scrub and low-lying areas on the coastal plain from South Carolina to Florida and Louisiana. Saw palmetto is also known as the American dwarf palm tree, cabbage palm, and it goes by the Latin names Serenoa repens and Sabal serrulata.
It has large, broad palm-like laves that are light green inland and silvery-white in costal regions. The stem of the palm frond is serrated like a saw, hence its name. Saw Palmetto is extremely slow growing, but long lived, with some plants, especially in Florida, living for over seven hundred years.
This is a subject that a lot of men let their egos get in the way of. At least silently admit the problem to yourself, ok? My intention for presenting this information is for your education and to possibly give you the option to use alternative nutritional health supplements that you don’t need a prescription for.
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