Monthly Archives: July 2015
The benefits of Epsom salt have been a bit forgotten in today’s world. Sometimes we have to go back and look at natural remedies that our parents and grandparents used and be given a reminder as to why they worked and why they used them. I think Epsom salt is a good example and has many uses.
I saw this article from my good friends at TheAlternativeDaily, a leading online alternative health publisher, and wanted to share it with you:
Epsom salt is a mineral compound comprised of magnesium and sulfate, and gets its named from a saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom salt has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a number of ailments and also has many beauty, gardening and household uses.
Both magnesium and sulfate are readily absorbed into the skin which makes the health benefits readily accessible. Over 325 enzymes in the body are regulated by magnesium which also helps reduce inflammation, alleviates hardening of the arteries and improves muscle and nerve function. Sulfates improve the rate at which nutrients are absorbed and help to flush out toxins.
From world-class athletes to your next-door neighbor, millions of people agree that the paleo diet is awesome.
And whether you’re a seasoned paleo pro, an aspiring caveman, or even just a curious beginner, we’re sure you’ll agree too.
Because you’ve seen the scientific and historical proof. You’ve heard the countless success stories. And there’s a high chance you or your friends and family have already adopted a paleo lifestyle for better health, improved fat loss, increased energy, and to simply feel amazing.
I can remember years ago when I first tried a Paleo style of eating…
My energy was bursting. Fat was flying off. My health was feeling better than ever.
For breakfast? Sizzling strips of bacon, fresh sliced avocado, and pasture-raised eggs –over easy is my favorite (with a little organic coffee and grass-fed cream) … The TRUE breakfast of champions! This paleo breakast is much better for you than the typical American breakfast of cereal, which only destroys your insulin sensitivity, kills your energy, and messes up your hormones.
Who knew bacon and eggs would be the trigger for my new-found fat loss results and more stable energy. Every day, I’d wake up, and look forward to the sound, the smell, the taste.
Until one day… I didn’t.
I had to admit to myself, I was getting sick of the same old eggs and meat and avocado every morning. It was just getting boring to eat the same thing every day for breakfast.
Now I was in a quandary. What to eat. What to do? Going back to previously unhealthy cereal or bagel options was out of the question. It’d been months since I had an English muffin, a bagel, or bowl of cereal.
And skipping breakfast altogether was simply not an option. I’m usually hungry when I wake up in the morning, and although I’ve tried the intermittent fasting, I didn’t find it enjoyable. I prefer to eat a nice breakfast instead!
Scouring the Internet for a tasty and satisfying Paleo breakfast ideas proved frustrating and time consuming.
From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters. So help yourself to some age-defying foods.
“What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and how you feel,” dietitian Manuel Villacorta says.
“Even your skin will stay younger-looking if you eat right,” says Allison T. Pontius, MD, an expert in anti-aging and regenerative medicine at Williams Center for Plastic Surgery in Latham, NY.
What to Put on Your Plate
Colorful fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in colorful vegetables and fruits, such as leafy greens, deep red tomatoes, blueberries, and carrots, help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. So at each meal, fill about half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Your goal is five to nine servings a day.
Three particular antioxidants — vitamin C, zinc, and beta-carotene — help protect your vision from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness after age 64. If you already have macular degeneration, eating foods with these nutrients may slow its progress. Dark green, leafy vegetables — spinach, kale, collard, and mustard greens — are great sources. But you also help your eyes when you eat bright-colored produce, including corn, peppers, oranges, and cantaloupe.
Antioxidants like vitamin C can even help keep your skin younger-looking. One study linked eating lots of yellow and green vegetables to fewer wrinkles.
A powerful antioxidant in grapes and red wine, called resveratrol, may help lower your odds of getting cancer, heart disease, and premature aging.
Eating whole grains rich in fiber — oats, quinoa, barley, wheat, and brown rice — lowers your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. A healthy diet that contains whole grains also keeps blood vessels in peak condition. Your goal is three servings of whole grains a day.
Omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish offer many anti-aging benefits. They help protect your heart, lower your odds of having a stroke, and may even help guard against Alzheimer’s disease. Help yourself to two servings a week of fatty fish such as salmon, lake trout, or tuna.
If you typically get tuna from a can, choose albacore packed in water for the most omega-3s. If you don’t eat fish, ask your doctor if you should take fish oil supplements.