Our friend the Juice MasterDrew Canole over at FitLife TV just posted a video showing the sneaky places sugar hides in the foods we eat. Want to lose the weight, feel better and have more natural energy…then check out this great video. Don’t get mad, get gorgeous!
We do not always give that wonderful organ the liver the attention it deserves. The Liver helps to regulate sugar levels as well as removing toxins. As we all know just breathing the air can be toxic depending on where we live. Optimum Liver function is key to good health. In this article from Natural News written by our favorite Canadian Nutritionista Meghan Telpner she shares 5 super foods that help to increase Liver function.
With all the talk about the benefits of lemon water, it should come as no surprise that lemons should head this list. A glass of lemon water, taken first thing in the morning.
This leafy green herbs is good for more than just flavoring meat or potato dishes! Parsley has long been valued for its ability to purify the blood.
Borscht, anyone? This deep purple root vegetable is incredibly high in beta-carotene.
This members of the allium family contain Sulphur-based compounds that are excellent for removing toxins from the liver and for restoring the health and function of the liver cells and prevent cirrhosis.
Dandelions are usually thought of as being an herb for the kidneys, but they are also great for the liver, helping to easily rid it of toxic build-up without straining or stressing it and supporting overall good liver function.
Source: Liver Cleanse
Photo: Lemon water
Improving bone health is very important especially as we get older. Mary Arend, wrote this article for the Blade. She is a personal trainer and Pilates instructor at ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club, says that weight training can really help women to decrease body fat and improve athletic performance as well as preventing osteoporosis. We at NBNH are all about Mary Arend’s philosophy. We say lift weights and exercise everyday to improve mind and body.
Lifting weights isn’t just for bodybuilders, athletes or weekend warriors. In addition to gaining strength, a regular weight lifting routine can be very beneficial for the female body.
“Weight bearing exercise and resistance training are crucial for preventing osteoporosis-related fractures and other injuries,” Arend says. “Not only can weight training improve bone density, it can also improve muscle mass, balance and connective tissue strength — all which decrease the risk of falling and breaking something.”
Step one: Begin with dumbbells or resistance bands that weigh 1 to 5 pounds.
Step two: Engage in 30 minutes of resistance-training activity each day. Try a mix of weight training and higher-impact activities, such as jogging, arc trainer, elliptical, and step aerobics.
Step three: As you grow stronger, increase the amount of weight you lift to maximize bone-building benefits.
Here is an uplifting inspirational Video about our changing world of health and the importance of our older generation in our world. It is about Love, Honor and Respect and the role we all play in our communities. At New Beginnings Natural Health we Honor the ability of our Older generation and the gifts of wisdom and their ability to give so much. This short Video from World Health Organization just brought it all together in a minute and a half. ENJOY!
Have you ever wondered if you should go gluten free? Maybe you have and just felt better. Maybe your felt clearer in your thinking or digestion improved. All is possible. If you are wondering, is this just a marketing fad or is it real check out this article from Kris Car are favorite Crazy Sexy Well Being advocate.
When gluten means trouble
Gluten, latin for “glue,” is the group of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, triticale, malt, brewer’s yeast, wheat starch, and wheat derivatives like wheat berries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, and farina
Celiac disease: This is an autoimmune disease that causes the destruction of villi in the small intestine after eating gluten. To test for celiac, a celiac blood panel is done while gluten is still in the diet to measure antibodies in the blood, including anti-gliadin (“anti-gluten”) IgA and IgG, and anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA (tTG-IgA). Even without symptoms, 98% of people with celiac will test positive for tTG-IgA in their blood while eating gluten.
Wheat allergy: This is an IgE-mediated disorder that causes reactions ranging from anaphylaxis (when your throat swells up and you can’t breathe—EpiPen needed!) to asthma after eating wheat
Gluten sensitivity: Even if you don’t have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, you may still feel crummy after you eat gluten or wheat because you’re sensitive to the stuff. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a new kid on the block in the spectrum of gluten-related disorders and becoming more and more recognized by health practitioners (study)