Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ready to Lose Weight in 2017? Try These Two Natural Supplements


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Use this fat-fighting extract to inhibit the enzymes that turn glucose and triglycerides into stored fat.  Try Integra-Lean® Aftrican Mango Irvingia today!
 
For help on your journey to healthy weight loss, look no further than genuine African mango. Integra-Lean® African Mango Irvingia extract is the exact ingredient used in the study that made Irvingia gabonensis so famous.

Irvingia gabonensis extract has been shown to help support leptin sensitivity in overweight people. Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells that tell our brain we have eaten enough. It also helps break down of stored triglycerides in fat cells.

Heavy individuals have high blood levels of leptin which indicates that their cells have become resistant to the hormone that is supposed to prevent them from putting on so many fat pounds.

Irvingia has demonstrated beneficial effects upon leptin blood levels, followed by both weight loss and reduced waistlines.

Irvingia also benefits other key aspects of healthy metabolism:
  • Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase is an enzyme involved in converting ingested starch and sugar calories to body fat. Irvingia has been shown to reduce the activity of glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, helping to reduce starch and sugar calorie impact on body fat.
  • Alpha-amylase Research suggests irvingia can inhibit the alpha-amylase enzyme. This can help support a slower rate of carbohydrate absorption and reduce the caloric impact of starchy and sugary foods.
  • Adiponectin irvingia helps support healthy levels of adiponectin, a hormone that helps maintain insulin sensitivity on the membranes of energy-producing cells. Overweight people need to maintain healthy levels of adiponectin in order to support normal blood sugar and metabolic fitness. 
This supplement should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Individual results are not guaranteed and results may vary.

This information provided by Life Extension Foundation.
 




 
People who take extraordinary steps to limit their carbohydrate exposure may still be experiencing higher-than-desired blood sugar levels throughout the day.

Studies show even in people with normal fasting glucose levels, gaining control of after-meal surges which may provide additional support for cardiovascular and metabolic health.

Green coffee extract is a natural compound that addresses this widespread problem. In fact, a 400 mg dose was shown to induce a remarkable 24% drop in after-meal blood sugar after 30 minutes while 200 mg generated a 14% drop! The reason is chlorogenic acid, a polyphenol found in the green coffee bean.

Chlorogenic acid has been shown to inhibit excess activity of glucose-6-phosphatase. The glucose-6-phosphatase enzyme triggers glucose formation from non-carbohydrate substrates and glycogen release from the liver, both of which can create excess glucose in the blood. Neutralizing excess glucose-6-phosphatase is essential for most people to achieve optimal glucose control.

Another means by which chlorogenic acid supports healthy after-meal glucose levels is by targeting the inhibition of the alpha-glucosidase enzyme. This intestinal enzyme breaks apart complex sugars and enhances their absorption into the bloodstream.

Chlorogenic acid also increases the signal protein for insulin receptors in liver cells.

Why CoffeeGenic® Green Coffee Extract?

Coffee grows on trees and the fruit is a berry. The berry contains green seeds, which are the “coffee beans.” The outer part of the berry is washed away to get to the seeds. The seed has a higher amount of phenolic acids than the berry.

The problem with the roasted coffee you drink is that much of the beneficial phenolic content of the coffee beans is destroyed during the roasting process.

CoffeeGenic® Green Coffee Extract is produced from these green coffee beans. The resulting green coffee extract is standardized to 50% chlorogenic acids for maximum potency & maximum effect in helping to maintain healthy glucose levels already within normal range.

This higher potency standalone version is the same clinical dose shown to induce a 24% drop in after-meal glucose spikes within 30 minutes and is ideal for those who need additional glucose management support.

This information provided by Life Extension Foundation.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Healthier, Happier You


Regular exercise not only supports a healthy lifestyle, it also provides a host of other benefits, including a more positive mental outlook, less stress, and a more positive body image.

Exercise helps you feel good about yourself when you see that you're dedicated and disciplined enough to put yourself first and spend some time regularly exercising your body. You'll feel stronger and more fit, not to mention reap the benefits of endorphins – the powerful chemicals produced by the brain that are natural painkillers and responsible for what is known as the "runner's high", a feeling of euphoria and general state of well-being often experienced by exercise enthusiasts.

When you look better, you feel better, and exercise assists you with both. Regular physical activity not only helps to maintain optimal weight and body composition those who regularly exercise enjoy significantly decreased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer, among others. And these benefits are more than just short term; those who regularly exercise are sick 30% less often than non-exercisers, and fit people generally enjoy longer lives than their less fit counterparts.

When you exercise, focus on how you feel and you'll likely stick with your exercise program. If the thought of dragging yourself to the gym for weight loss isn't motivating to you, maybe it's your body's defense mechanism, encouraging you to love yourself the way you are. When you exercise, seek activities that are fun and leave you feeling strong and empowered, whether it's a challenging spinning class, a relaxing yoga session, or a brisk walk on the treadmill. Your body will thank you for taking good care of it, and you'll reap the many rewards of a healthier body and mind.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Strontium for Bone health

 
STRONTIUM is a mineral which is closely related to calcium and metabolized in the body in similar ways.  For this reason, strontium and calcium should be supplemented at different times of the day because they compete for absorption.  Almost all of the 300-350mg of strontium found in your body is in your bones or teeth.  We usually get about 2mg daily in our food such as spices, seafood, whole grains, root and leafy vegetables, and legumes. 

 Strontium stimulates new bone growth by improving bone turnover rather than inhibiting it as do many of the osteoporosis medications. It does this by stimulating osteoblast formation (the bone building cells) and inhibiting osteoclast activity (the bone breakdown cells). There have been several clinical double-blind placebo-controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of strontium in supporting bone growth. Strontium Ranelate, a particular salt form of strontium is available by prescription in Europe and the UK. The results of a larger clinical trial were published in 2004 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study evaluated the progress of 1649 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

 The treatment group received 2 grams daily of Strontium Ranelate plus calcium and vitamin D. After 3 years those taking the strontium had increases in bone density of 14.4% in the lumbar spine, 8.3% in the femoral neck of the hip, and 9.8% in the total hip. Also, those taking strontium had 41% fewer spine fractures over the 3 years than those in the control group. Other studies have reported benefits with a 1 gram daily dose. Some have concluded 1 gram daily as ideal for prevention and 2 grams daily for the treatment of osteoporosis.

 Many forms of dietary supplement strontium are now available such as carbonates, citrates, chlorides and so on. Though all act similarly regarding bone metabolism, no studies have been done comparing them
 
For more information, see my "BONE HEALTH" newsletter

Thursday, November 17, 2016

D- Ribose Help for People Suffering from Low Energy Levels, Chronic Fatigue & More


 D-Ribose is a complex 5-carbon carbohydrate used by the body’s 70 trillion cells to produce the energy molecule, adenosine triphosphate (ATP).  In fact, without D-Ribose, the cells in the body can’t make enough ATP for sustainable energy.
 
All functions of the body are powered by ATP. These include: Brain, heart, circulation, nervous system,  & all metabolic functions.
 
ATP also powers your:
  • Physical energy levels
  • Ability to think clearly
  • Muscle strength
D-Ribose is used to enhance gains in muscle size & strength and also helps fortify the heart muscle as discussed in the book, “Reverse Heart Disease Now” written by two Cardiologists.  For more information on D-Ribose & the heart, see my newsletter “Nutrients For A Healthy Heart”.
 
D-Ribose is necessary for DNA & RNA to be able to give the cells, tissues and organs the genetic information needed to carry out their normal functions.

The body’s ability to make D-Ribose or extract it from the foods we eat diminishes dramatically as we age.  By the time most of us pass 40, our cells are actually starving for this important energy molecule.
 
If you are suffering from fatigue with no apparent cause, you may be deficient in D-Ribose.
 
It can be supplemented with this tasty powder, on sale now.
 
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Extract

Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Extract features AlaskOmega®  a pure, fresh fish oil made from sustainably harvested Alaska Pollock and that has earned the International Fish Oil Standards’ (IFOS™) highest 5-star rating. Inspired by the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, this superior formula also contains olive extract, sesame lignans, and natural lemon flavor, making it the most comprehensive omega-3 supplement for heart and cognitive health support on the market.

MAJOR BENEFITS OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS ARE:
  • Reduces allergies
  • Provides freedom from pain and inflammation
  • Reduces the production of inflammation producing cytokines
  • Plays an important role in the production of Prostaglandin (a powerful hormone-like substance)
  • Improves Cardiovascular Health
  • Improves mood
  • Improves Memory and Brain Function
  • Reduces the Symptoms of PMS
  • Promotes Eye Health

For more information see my “BENEFITS OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS” newsletter.


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Monday, October 31, 2016

Health Benefits of Green Tea




An ancient Chinese proverb praises the benefits of Green Tea, saying "It is better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one." Used as a Chinese medicine for over 4000 years, green tea is now believed to be helpful in preventing and treating a variety of maladies from helping to raise levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL), rejuvenating aging skin, decreasing gas buildup, promoting digestive health, and maybe even helping green tea drinkers burn more fat by improving metabolism.
 
Green tea is packed with antioxidants that are preserved because of the minimal processing green tea requires. These antioxidants eliminate free radicals that can damage cells and even DNA. Multiple studies have shown green tea's ability to prevent various types of cancer, and help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Other studies have shown that green tea can help regulate glucose in the body, impeding the development of diabetes and slowing down diabetes after onset.
 
Results of previous studies have reported that green tea exerts a variety of beneficial effects on stress and inflammation. Kaijun Niu and colleagues, from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (Japan), researched whether green tea consumption had any effect on depressive symptoms. They studied  1,058 community living elderly Japanese individuals, ages 70 and over. The researchers measured green tea consumption and evaluated depressive symptoms via the Geriatric Depression Scale. Perhaps surprisingly, those who drank four or more cups of green tea daily were 44% less likely to have symptoms of depression, than those who drank one or less cups daily. The researchers felt this could be related to the high theanine content in green tea.
 
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has been researching green tea as a preventive for oral cancer in patients with a premalignant condition called oral leukoplakia (white plaques, or patches in the mouth or on the tongue caused by chronic irritation such as with tobacco carcinogen exposure).  The five year survival rate of oral cancer is 60 percent.  Of those taking the two highest doses 58.8% had a clinical response.  They conclued the results were encouraging and that further longer term studies with a higher number of patients is warranted.
 
In Cancer Prevention Research, 6-19-09, another small sample study was promising regarding prostate cancer.  Twenty six men with prostate cancer were scheduled for radical prostate surgery.  For an average time of 34.5 days before the surgery, they took a supplement equal to 12 cups of tea daily.  Before surgery, a repeat round of blood tests was done.  The findings showed significant drops in several prostate cancer-related blood "markers". Some of the men had drops greater than 30 percent.  The tests which decreased were:  PSA, the conventional marker for prostate cancer and inflammation:  VEGF, a protein which stimulates new blood vessel growth in tumors: and HGF, a protein associated with the growth and aggressiveness of a number of cancer cell types.      
 
You may find additional information about green tea at Green Tea Extract ,  For even more detailed information see 10 Proven Benefits of Green Tea.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Health Benefits of Nuts



Let’s face it nuts are high in both fats & calories and it is almost impossible to eat just a few.  But if you do not over indulge, nuts can definitely be part of a healthy diet. All nuts are rich in protein, antioxidant nutrients,  B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium , and most of the other minerals,  folic acid vitamin E, fiber, and  fatty acids, (the "good fats"). 
Almonds, walnuts and pistachio nuts have been the most studied for health benefits.  Walnuts contain the most omega -3 fatty acids. Chestnuts and soynuts are lowest in  calories.  Macadamia and Brazil nuts are highest in calories. Almonds are high in the amino acid tryptophan. Chestnuts, macadamia nuts and pecans have the least protein. Also try cashews,  pine nuts, hazelnuts, and peanuts. Peanuts need to be kept very fresh as they are subject to a fungus that generates poisons called aflatoxins which can also be allergenic. Peanuts and soy nuts are technically part of the legume, not nut family, but people include them when thinking of nuts, so we will too. 
Seeds are also very healthy such as sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame.  The whole nut or seed provides better health benefits and is less fattening than the oils.  Flax seeds and Flaxseed oil are also a good source of the ALA Essential Fatty Acids. Only oil from fish contains the longer chain fatty acids EPA & DHA.
On average, one ounce of nuts provides about 3-4  grams of protein, between 100-150 calories, and about 8-10 grams of fat.   
Although the health benefits of nuts are numerous, here is just a small sample:
Cardiovascular benefits:
Most nuts are rich in heart-friendly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Research has shown people who consume a small handful of nuts at least 3-4 times a week reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke by half compared to those who consumed no nuts.
Individual studies conducted by the Adventist Health Study, the Iowa Women's Health Study, the Nurses' Health Study, and the Physicians' Health Study when combined looked at hundreds of thousands of individuals and found that nuts can indeed decrease the risk of heart disease.
In July 2003, the FDA approved the  heart health claim for almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans,  pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts as these nuts contain less than 4g of saturated fats per 50g.
 This claim can be used on package labels and states:
"Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of some nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease."

Cholesterol-lowering benefits:
Nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats. This helps decrease the low-density lipoproteins (the bad cholesterol, or LDL) from the blood, without lowering the good HDL cholesterol levels. It is the oxidized LDL that causes plaque deposits to be formed on the inside of arterial walls, leading to atherosclerosis (hardening and blockage of arteries) and ultimately to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke.

Lowering blood pressure;
Nuts contain a large amount of l-arginine  an amino acid that enhances the production of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide helps relax the arteries making them more flexible and less prone to blood clots.

Reducing the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes:
Eating nuts will make you less prone to diabetes.  Since nuts are very low on the glycemic index scale,  including them in your daily diet is helpful for your blood sugar.  Research suggests the risk of developing type 2 diabetes appears to decrease as nut eating increases from less than once a week, to eating nuts once or more per day.
 A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto produced findings that nuts may be a vital way to manage diabetes. Results show that nuts may improve blood lipid levels and blood sugar levels in individuals with non-insulin dependent diabetes (type 2 diabetes).
Researchers from Harvard studied more than 83,000 women for over 16 years and found that those who reported eating a handful of nuts or two tablespoons of peanut butter at least five times a week were more than 20% less likely to develop adult onset (type II) diabetes than those who rarely or never ate nuts.  This is due to the fiber and magnesium in nuts helping to maintain balanced insulin and glucose levels.  It is considered that the results apply to men as well as women.
 Other research shows that cashews can help to reduce triglyceride levels in people with diabetes.

Weight control:
Studies have shown judicious nut eating is very helpful when it comes to losing weight.
Because nuts are high in vitamins, minerals, nutritious calories, healthy fats, and protein, they help decrease your appetite providing a sense of satiation.  The fats in nuts take longer to digest, so you also feel full longer after eating them.  The  unsaturated fats found in nuts also contain the hormone adiponection which helps your body to break down fat cells.

Helps with menopausal symptoms:
A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine 2007: 167: 1060-1067 reported ½ cup of soy nuts daily for 8 weeks significantly reduced menopausal symptoms and also reduced blood pressure in those who were hypertensive

Removes free radicals:
Nuts are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin E and selenium.  Selenium has been found to be beneficial in the fight against free radicals, which contributes to premature aging, among other things.  Ridding your body of free radicals also reduces the risk of cancer and all kinds of age-related degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, arthritis, etc.  Nuts also seem to prevent the formation of gallstones due to their high magnesium content.
Hands down, nuts offer numerous benefits.   The best benefits are from raw nuts which have not been processed with oils. Organic is even better, when possible.  Oil processing also adds about 10% to the calories. You can purchase dry roasted nuts, which are preferable.  Cashews are always roasted, as they are toxic when raw.  The higher temperature of oil roasted processed nuts containing high levels of the amino acid asparagine  may increase acrylamides, a possible issue re cancer when in high levels...but this is still being researched by the FDA.
So if you prefer the taste of roasted nuts, you can roast your own at lower temperatures.

Here are the basic directions to dry roast nuts:
1. Heat your oven to 160 degrees F.
2. Spread nuts on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until they are golden brown and fragrant.
4. Check to make sure that a test nut has the proper crunch when bitten into. It should taste toasted, not bitter or burnt.  
Note that because of their high oil content, the nuts will continue to roast after you remove them from the oven.
With all this encouraging information, be sure not to go nuts for nuts because they are so tasty!  Eat 1-2 small handfuls daily of a variety of nuts and seeds.....not a whole can or jar, so easy to do.  So, I say Nuts to you!