Friday, June 28, 2013

Aloe Vera (Uses and Nutrients)

 ALOE VERA  ---Use the pulp from inside of the leaf, it contains beta carotene and several kinds of acids including amino acid

NUTRIENTS:::--- amino acids, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E.

USES:::--- Astringent, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, emollient, antiviral. Apply topically--> heals burns, and wounds. It stimulates cell regeneration. When Ingested---> Helps lower cholesterol, reduces inflammation resulting from radiation therapy. Increases blood flow in lower extremities of people with poor circulation, soothes stomach irritation, aids healing, acts as a laxative. Good for AIDS and for skin and digestive disorders.

Precautions*** allergic reactions are rare but can occur...before using test a small amount behind the ear or underarm...if it stings or a rash occurs, do not use it.
*** should NOT be taken internally DURING PREGNANCY.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

"The Art of Qi Gong and Its Benefits."

Qi Gong is the art of using breathing techniques, concentration and simple movements to treat stress, pain, and elevate vitality along with a number of other elements.

*** In 2004 a study(QI THERAPY a form of Qi gong) was done by the International Journal of Neuroscience on women with PMS, the volunteers were given 9 sessions over the course of 2 menstrual cycles...Qi therapy had a significant positive effect on their pain, water retention and short term; but significant reductions in anxiety and depression.*

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Understanding Glycemic Index and Your Blood Glucose

When speaking of GI (Glycemic Index) foods, we are talking about how slowly or quickly food metabolize in the body. So a comprehensive way to view this is to simply tell you what you do want for your metabolism and what you don’t and some benefits of having a low GI.
·         A Low Glycemic Index are foods whose numbers are  from 0-55.
·         A Medium Glycemic Index are foods whose numbers are from 56-69.
·         A High Glycemic Index are foods whose numbers are 70- and higher.
We want low Glycemic foods for many reasons:
However here is 10
1)     Low GI diets can help you to lose and control weight.
2)     Low GI carbs can helps to refuel carbohydrates stores after exercise.
3)     Low GI carbs can prolong physical endurance.
4)     Low GI diets can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
5)     Low GI diets can reduce hunger and keep you fuller longer.
6)     Low GI carbs can improve diabetes control.
7)     Low GI diets can help women manage the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
8)     Low GI foods can reduce blood cholesterol levels.
9)     Low GI diets can help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
10) Low GI levels can help to manage sugar blues and mild depression.

A Small List of Low Glycemic Foods

Brown Rice, Brown Rice Pasta, Many Fruits and Vegetables, Quinoa, Barley,
 Whole Grain Cereal, 
Stevia,Coconut Palm Sugar, Agave Nectar, Yacon Syrup, Monk Fruit , 
Legumes, Grains, Whole Wheat.

"Reducing Food Intake and Eating in Moderation is Key."