September 2011

Pamela Nathan

The Important Link Between Immunity and Digestion

What do food intolerances, allergies, asthma, celiac disease, cancer, IBS, hayfever, behavioral issues, and many other increasingly similar conditions all have in common?

They are all symptoms of immune system dysfunction. Not many people realize this but approximately 70% of our immune system lives in the gut, which is why probiotics - 'good' bacteria - has become such an important word these days, and need to be replaced after taking a course of antibiotics.

Many people develop food intolerances or are diagnosed with celiac disease after suffering from viruses or similar immune dysfunction. This is because the good flora in the gut, which is so important for healthy digestion, has often been affected by the illness or even the medication for treating it. Read more

3 Superfoods to Boost your Skins Natural Glow

It's no secret that certain food will help your skin glow from the inside out. Here are three superfoods that will boost any dull dermis.

Fish and Wine; Lead study author Maricel B. Hughes of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research explains, "The antioxidants in wine and the omega-3 fatty acids in certain fish may help combat the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation." The two essential fatty acids that you want are Omega 3 and 6.

Omega 6 has the most beneficial effects on the skin & hair. Omega 3 reduces the body's production of inflammatory agents that can damage the skin. Read more

Laughter can Keep the Weight Off

Your energy is contagious and as you know, so is laughter. The great news is they both have wonderful health benefits.

The International Journal of Obesity suggests that giggling for just 15 minutes a day burns enough calories to shed up to 5lbs of fat over a year and a big belly laugh uses about the same energy as walking more than half a mile. Laughing works many different muscles and makes the heart beat faster.

Researchers measured the number of calories an adult spent watching different TV programs, including comedy & nature shows. Bouts of laughter when watching the funny film used up to 20% more energy than at rest. Read more

Did You Know???

  • The Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables:

    Apples: move toxins out of your body
    Blueberries: lower inflammation
    Blackberries: boost heart health
    Grapefruit: staves off cancer
    Lemon: detoxifies your liver
    Oranges: fight infection
    Pear: relieves constipation (pears are full of fiber); boosts liver and bladder health
    Raspberries: lower breast cancer risk
    Strawberries: ward off Alzheimer's disease, allergies and high cholesterol and enhance sleep

    Beets: detox the liver and purify the blood
    Broccoli: boosts immunity
    Carrots: stave off the signs of aging and cancer, and aid digestion and eye health
    Celery: helps lower blood pressure
    Fennel: soothes digestive distress
    Kale: boosts bone density and detoxifies
    Romaine lettuce: lowers blood pressure
    Spinach: increases mental functioning
    Wheatgrass: eases eczema, ulcers, anemia, arthritis and high blood pressure

  • Detecting Blood Vessel Blockages

    There is a safer way to detect blood vessel blockages, reports Sunil V. Rao, MD. In conventional catheterization, a thin plastic tube is inserted through the groin and advanced to the heart to detect blood vessel blockages and to insert stents to hold vessels open.

    New method: Now most patients can have the tube inserted through the wrist instead of the groin-resulting in a better-than-70% reduction in bleeding risk. ..faster recovery time...and less pain.

  • Nutrients currently used to treat a variety of health problems by practitioners speak to the enduring nutritional roots of modern medicine.

    They include:

    Birth Defects:
    - Folic acid to prevent neural tube birth defects during pregnancy and aid red blood cell development during

    - Vitamin B6 to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
    - Vitamin K shots to prevent a bleeding disorder that afflicts some newborns
    - Magnesium to prevent or treat eclampsia of pregnancy, acute onset heart attacks, cardiac arrhythmias

    Acute Asthma Attacks:
    - Vitamin BI (thiamin) to treat or prevent symptoms of chronic alcoholism
    - Vitamin B12 shots to treat

    Pernicious Anemia:
    - Vitamin A to prevent childhood blindness, as supported by the World Health Organization
    - Vitamin B3 (niacin) to lower cholesterol levels
    - Vitamin D and calcium to treat osteoporosis

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