Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Although coffee is a close second, tea takes the top spot. There are various types of teas from different parts of the world.
The best teas weight loss wise come from one plant. Tea is utilized for many purposes. Teas have a comforting, relaxing quality, and many teas are coveted for their tasty deliciousness.
Tea also has many practical uses. It is used for the prevention of illness. Tea is also used to lessen the effects of illness. Tea is taken to lift the spirits.
Teas are also used to help with insomnia, and bring about restful sleep. Teas can be a drink, used in tinctures and compresses, and as an ingredient in foods, and other products like soaps, and shampoos.
The easy access to teas from around the world is provided by the internet, as well as by the many retail tea shop businesses throughout the U.S., and Canada, as well as other parts of the world. The quality and purity of teas can vary from place to place however.
One of the more popular ways that teas are used today are for weight loss.
Weight Loss Teas
Many teas provide weight loss benefits. Some teas can boost the metabolism. Some teas can suppress the appetite. Some teas can do both. The best tea weight loss wise are: Green Tea, White Tea, Oolong Tea, Rooibos Tea, and Mint/Peppermint Tea.
Green Tea for Weight Loss
Green Tea is widely consummed around the world. It is served in many Asian restaurants like Chinese, and Japanese. Green tea is a metabolism booster or energizer. The catechins in green tea work to burn fat, and are particularly effective on adipose tissue in the belly region.
Catechins are an antioxidant that also helps to protect against damage to the cells. Green tea also boosts the livers capacity to energize you by converting lipids/fat.
Green tea is also high in antioxidants like polyphenols that help ease inflammation, and can even help protect against cancer.
White Tea for Weight Loss
White tea originates from the Camellia sinensis plant, as do green tea, and black tea. White tea is made from young leaves, and new growth buds, or is minimally processed.
This allows it to retain more nutrients than other teas. It also contains the most antioxidants. Chinese white tea is considered the purest form of white tea.
The remarkable tea stimulates the fat burning metabolism. It also suppresses the appetite. White tea stops new fat cell formation, and inhibits fat storage of existing fat. Not surprisingly, white tea is among the most expensive teas.
Oolong Tea for Weight Loss
Oolong Tea is another extremely healthy tea, and also has a strong reputation as a significant weight loss tea. Oolong tea is also a Camellia Sinensis plant derivative (Wow! What a versatile, multi-faceted plant).
Oolong tea helps you lose weight by aiding in digestion, boosting the metabolism, increasing your body’s energy spending ability, and by helping to stabilize blood sugar.
Blood sugar spikes will slow your body’s fat burning ability/metabolism. Oolong tea can also lower cholesterol, and increase mental sharpness.
Rooibus Tea for Weight Loss
Rooibus Tea or African Red Tea comes from the South African Red Bush. This tea does not contain any caffeine, so no worries about not being able to sleep at night, or that nervous feeling that too much caffeine can give you. Rooibus tea aslo has a green tea variety.
Rooibus tea contains a bioflavonoid that is only found in this tea. It is called Aspalanthin. Asplanthin inhibits fat storage, and quells hunger pangs or food cravings. This tea can also prevent the storage, and new formation of fat cells. It also can help blood sugar levels to balance.
Rooibus tea is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It also supports the liver, has shown helpful with many skin conditions, and has even been effective with cancer.
Peppermint Tea for Weight Loss
Peppermint tea or Mint tea is very popular in Middle Eastern countries, as well as many other countries around the world. This delightful tea has many positive health giving properties including the ability to help with weight loss.
Peppermint tea is effective in suppressing the appetite. Sipping this tea or even sniffing this tea can help control hunger pangs, and help you avoid overeating. Peppermint tea also helps with digestion, and can be a natural laxative to assist with constipation.
Peppermint tea improves bile flow by relaxing your stomach muscles. By doing so you can see a reduction in bloating, stomach pain, flatulence, and diarrhea.
This tea can also provide a soothing, relaxing effect which can calm nerves, and even alleviate stress. Lowering cortisol levels by lowering stress can also aid with weight loss.
Peppermint tea’s also have pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory qualities which can help weight loss by allowing you to exercise for longer periods of time.
Catechins are flavonoids which naturally occur in the leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis. The catechin content in teas appears to be the most impactful ingredient positively affecting weight loss.
The teas with the highest catechin content are green tea, with white tea a close second, and oolong tea in third place. There are many variations of both of these teas, and as a result, the amount of catechins can vary from one variety to another.
Also within the varieties, the brand of tea can also play a role in the amount of catechins in a tea. However, if your goal is weight loss, your best tea weight loss bet is to go with the green tea or the white tea.
It is of course, important to remember that just drinking a weight loss tea may not be enough for significant weight loss.
However, by also choosing a healthy diet, and by including a moderate, consistent exercise program, you will improve your chances greatly to achieve your weight loss goals.
I recommend a predominant plant-based, organic, raw diet, clean water, organic wines (if you are a drinker), and a strict aversion to refined, processed, fried, or chemical-laden additive foods.
Eating low glycemic foods is also an important factor in a healthy weight loss program.
If you live in America, and many other countries, chances are you started your day off with a cup or two or more of morning coffee.
Well over 500 million cups of coffee are enjoyed in the U.S. of A. every single day. Worldwide, it is estimated that over 500 billion cups of coffee are drank every year.
Interestingly, 14 billion cups of Italian espresso help make up that huge number. The only beverage that is consumed more than coffee worldwide, other than water, is tea.
Coffee was discovered over a thousand years ago in the country of Ethiopia. Coffee is big business. In the US, retail coffee stores are ubiquitous. They are everywhere.
Seattle based Starbucks leads the way with a presence that is so profound you would think that other competing coffee chains would have little, if any chance of success.
This though is not the case. Many other coffee chains are also growing, and enjoying success by taking advantage of American’s insatiable demand for morning coffee.
The coffee shop sector is growing faster than any other in the restaurant industry. Coffee has a $100 billion dollar worldwide value.
Some other players in the retail coffee shop space are: Dunkin Donuts, Tim Horton’s, and Peet’s Coffee and Tea. Over 50 percent of Americans older than 18 drink coffee every day. The average amount of coffee consumed per person in the US is three and a half cups per day.
More than 50 countries grow coffee. The three largest coffee producing nations are: Brazil, Vietnam, and then Columbia. The coffee export market is worth $20 billion dollars.
Some 25 million people make their living from coffee farms. The Americas account for 67% of the coffee grown in the entire world.
The two primary coffee beans that are sold commercially are the Arabica bean, and the Robusta bean. Of these two, the Arabica accounts for about 70%.
The Arabica bean is generally thought to be the more flavorful of the two. The Robusta bean is the less expensive of the two, and is commonly seen in containers of instant coffee.
Is drinking coffee healthy?
With all of this morning coffee drinking going on, wouldn’t it be nice to know if is healthy, unhealthy, or neutral?
Coffee is a diuretic. Drinking coffee will compromise your body’s hydration levels.
Coffee creates a carcinogenic (cancer causing) atmosphere in the body. This is perhaps coffee’s biggest negative. Hot coffee generates acrylamide, a known cancer causing agent. Research shows that this becomes problematic primarily in large doses.
Coffee flogs the adrenals. The adrenals are involved in providing us energy to help us through the day. So, even though we get that boost provided by the caffeine in coffee by stimulating the adrenals, this can actually cause us problems from continued use. Ironically, when we feel tired and sluggish much of the time, it may be caused, at least partially, by drinking too much coffee.
Coffee is a load on the kidneys. Generally speaking drinking coffee is not bad for the kidney, but drinking coffee in large amounts can be a problem for those with kidney disease. Coffee contains potassium, and more than 3 cups of coffee in a day could provide too much potassium.
The milk which is often added in coffee also contains potassium which can be detrimental to the kidneys in large doses. Also, many coffee creamers contain phosphates which can be problematic in larger amounts.
Coffee contains caffeine which can spike blood pressure after drinking 3 or more cups. Those with high blood pressure issues should keep their coffee intake low, drink decaffeinated coffee, or abstain completely.
Coffee has been shown to cause anxiety. This is linked to coffee’s ability to flog the adrenal glands. Low adrenals (adrenaline) are one of the causes of anxiety.
Coffee drinking may contribute to insomnia. The caffeine in coffee is a stimulant, and if consumed late enough in the day, and in sufficient amounts can make it difficult to go off to sleep.
Coffee drinking pros:
Coffee has significant anti oxidant properties. Somewhat surprisingly, roasted coffee is richer in anti oxidants than raw coffee.
Organic coffee enemas used with good anti infective herbs are a very effective liver detox, and cleanser.
Coffee has also been shown to have profound effects on preventing colon cancer. By drinking one to two cups of coffee each day, it is possible to lower your colon cancer risk by as much as 50%.
Coffee has also been shown to help ease Parkinsons disease. Drinking two to four cups of coffee per day may help relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Coffee can help with Alzheimers disease. In a recent study, participants that drank 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day in mid-life had a 65% less chance of developing Alzheimers disease in their later years.
Coffee consumption has been shown effective in reducing the risk of Type ll, or Adult Onset diabetes in studies due to it’s large anti-oxidant content. Chlorogenic acid is the main anti-oxidant in coffee. When sweeteners are added to the coffee however, the positive effects become negative effects.
Coffee drinking can reduce the risk of Asthma attacks. The caffeine in coffee acts as a brochodilator expanding the airways, and providing relief for asthma sufferers.
Coffee can relieve Migraine headaches. The caffeine in coffee is a vasorestrictor which limits the amount of blood flow to the brain, which relieves symptoms of migraines.
Coffee can help lower inflammation in the body. Another anti-oxidant in coffee, polyphenols has been shown to decrease inflammation in the body.
Coffee has quite a few negative aspects, as well as many positive attributes. So, is drinking coffee good or bad for you? Should I keep drinking it? The answer is yes, and no.
Yes, I believe we can take away from this that coffee drinking in moderation is probably not going to cause major health concerns. However, depending on your particular situation, it may not be a smart thing to continue to consume.
All told, I think that giving up coffee might be better than drinking a lot of it everyday. I will continue to drink coffee, but I have tapered off quite a bit lately. One to two cups a day is my current range.
Morning Coffee Summary
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Some 500 million cups of coffee are drank every day in America. 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every year.
Coffee is big business. The coffee market has a $100 billion dollar value. Coffee shops like Starbucks are everywhere. More new coffee shops spring up everyday.
The two most common coffee beans are the Arabica, and the Robusta, with the Arabic being the most widely used. 25 million people make a living from coffee farms. Brazil, Vietnam, and Columbia are the countries that produce the most coffee.
Drinking coffee has many positive aspects, as well as many negative ones. It is good to keep in mind the negative things that coffee can create, and if you show any of these symptoms, cutting back or eliminating coffee altogether might be a good idea. Like with most things, moderation may be a wise course of action.
You may have wondered as I have, what can be done, if anything to support the health of the eyes. Are healthy eyes, healthy vision just luck? Does genetics play a role?
Are there foods I can eat that will provide nutritional support for the eyes? Are there good, natural supplements I can take that will provide effective help for the eyes?
Is it possible to improve the eyesight, or at least maintain it without taking drugs or having invasive surgery?
Genetics and Healthy Eyes
Why do some people constantly struggle with their eyesight while others seem to be able to see well with no issues at all? Is it in their genes? Are they just lucky?
Chances are no, it is not genetic. The Human Genome project recently determined that fewer than 1/2 of 1 percent of all diseases or medical conditions have a genetic cause or predisposition.
More likely the reason is diet and lifestyle. Another possible cause for poor eyesight, and other eye issues could be a blow to the head or face, or a scar that is reflexing to the ocular area.
The dietary habits and lifestyle choices that are passed down from generation to generation are easily the most common culprit for health problems or all sorts, not just of the eyes.
Dietary choices, and lifestyle habits passed down from generation to generation are also the likely cause of healthy eyes, as well as good health of the rest of the body versus genetic luck which many people believe.
The good news is, if you know it’s not genetic, it is within your control to positively effect the health of your eyes, and entire being.
Best Foods for Healthy Eyes
A recent study on eye disease found that certain nutrients have a profound effect on eye and vision health. It is possible to slow, and dare I say even prevent certain common eye diseases such as macular degeneration with proper nutrition.
The nutrients that are determined to be most beneficial are omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, and copper.
It is also important to consider the overall diet. In America, we have what is often referred to as the SAD, Standard American Diet. It is indeed sad.
Although, thankfully many people are waking up to the realization that most of the food we are subjected to is simply not good for us. To make it worse, more times than not this so-called food is actually bad for us.
We are a nation of processed, refined, chemical laden, additive laden garbage food. This food has little, if any nutritional value. This is dead food.
If we eat and live like many of our ancestors did 100-150 years ago, we will be healthier, happier, and enjoy eating a lot more as well. They grew their own food, raised their own livestock, drank pure water, and spent most of the day outdoors.
Vision supporting foods:
Walnuts Walnuts are high in natural vitamin E d-alpha tocopherol, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Other nuts that are eye healthy are: peanuts, lentils, cashews, and Brazil nuts
Wild Salmon Wild, non-farm raised salmon is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly in DHA docosahexanoic acid. Other oily fish that will be good for your eyes are: tuna, sardines, mackerel, herring, and trout (Be sure these are non farm raised fish)
Spinach Spinach is high in vitamin C, zeaxanthin, and lutein. Other eye friendly leafy greens are: kale, and collard greens
Carrots Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, and vitamin A. Beta-carotene helps the body manufacture vitamin A, a critical eye nutrient. Other eye strengthening vegetables are: sweet potatos
Eggs Eggs are a great provider of lutein and zeaxanthin, and are also good sources of zinc, vitamin C and vitamin E.
Best Supplements for Healthy Eyes
The best supplements for healthy eyes contain lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, beta-carotene either individually, or some combination of these nutrients.
It is optimum to have live source nutrients. Most of the so called vitamin supplements you find in stores today are synthetic(man made) from non living sources. These products are either toxic, or ineffective or both.
You want exquisitely well grown plants in ground that has never seen a chemical or a pesticide. You want the ground to be lightly farmed, or never farmed.
If irrigated, it should be from pure well water, or from rain water. No tap, or city water should ever be used due to it’s toxic, chemical content.
You also want a supplement that is meticulously cared from from the moment of conception to consumption: growing, harvesting, encapsulation, bottling and delivery to you.
The only supplement company that I have found in some 30 years of searching for the most effective organic, live source supplements is Quantum Research Labs. I refuse to take any type of supplement from another company. They are simply the best.
We have choices today when it comes to the health of our eyes. The medical establishment would like to prescribe drugs for you.
They would also like to perform surgery for you. Lasik (laser) surgery is a very popular choice to correct certain eye/vision issues, like near-sightedness.
I can certainly understand why so many people have decided to have this eye surgery done. It is a quick fix, and you no longer have to wear glasses or contacts.
For me though, and I’m sure many others, it is simply too invasive. But, whether we opt to have eye surgery or not, we still must take care of our eyes.
The best ways to establish healthy eyesight, and maintain it is to eat a healthy diet full of eye friendly foods like fatty fish, and carrots, to name a few.
In addition, we should stay away from the foods that can be harmful to our eye health. Foods that are processed, refined, fried, chemical laden, or additive laden should be avoided.
If you’re not sure which foods these are, anything in a bag, bottle, box, or can normally fits the bill. You want real food, not man made food.
There are also good supplements to allow you to be sure you are providing your eyes the nutrition you need. Products with lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, and/or vitamins A, C, and E target the eye with it’s most needed nutrients.
The skin is our largest organ. In order to have healthy, radiant, beautiful skin we must go from the inside out. Although there are many great natural topical healthy skin products, they often don’t address the root causes of wrinkles, or sags, or blemishes.
By finding the root causes of skin issues, and addressing those with natural products that work with your body, and have no adverse side effects, you can not only create healthier, more beautiful skin, but you can also make your entire body, brain, and mind healthier in the process.
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The Sun and Your Skin
Around the year 1900, about 120 years ago, our ancestors worked out in the sun for 10-12 hours per day almost every day.
Yet, despite this almost constant exposure to the sun, skin cancer was practically unheard of. Today, skin cancer is very common, and one of the most common cancers. What changed?
What happened within the last 120 years that has brought us to this extremely unhealthy, and dangerous state? In a word, it’s diet.
Our diet has gone from one of raw, organic, fresh, unadulterated vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and free range, grass fed meat, to one of processed, refined, fried, frozen, canned, boxed, bagged, chemical, additive laden dead food. Not to mention the hormone added, anti-biotic ridden, penned up beef, and chicken that we are subjected to.
But the biggest culprit to unhealthy, disease ridden skin is heated oils. ANY heated oils are bad for your skin. When heated, any oil’s molecular structure changes rendering it highly unhealthy. The worst of the lot are hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated oils which can wreak havoc on the health of your skin.
These oils are ubiquitous. They are everywhere. In breads, peanut butter, cakes, cookies, margarine, bisquits, packaged snacks, and many other so-called foods. These are not healthy skin products.
These garbage oils change the permeability of the skin cell membrane. The cells are then not able to absorb nutrients, or expel wastes, and this leaves them vulnerable to the sun.
So, instead of the sun being good for you by providing needed vitamin D3, as it was for millenia before the advent of processed food, it becomes dangerous by causing serious issues like skin cancer.
Skin Healthy Foods
Many foods are helpful when it comes to your skin. The key is to avoid processed, refined, fried, additive laden products.
These are some of the most beneficial foods for your skin.
1. Wild Salmon High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids. natural vitamin E, protein, and zinc. You want non farm raised salmon. Other fatty fish like sardines, and mackerel are also effective.
2. Red Wine Contains resveratrol, a powerful anti-oxidant that destroys free radicals that can be detrimental to your skin.
3. Avocado High in monounsaturated fats (healthy fats) as well as natural vitamin C, and vitamin E, all skin healthy nutrients.
4. Yams (Sweet Potatoes) Contain beta carotene which can help protect the skin from the harmful sun rays.
5. Tomatoes One of the few foods that is healthier when cooked than raw as heating releases the lycopene from the seeds. High in other sun guarding carotenoids, and vitamin C.
6. Olive Oil Must be unheated olive oil. High in monounsaturated fats, and polyphenols for anti-aging benefits.
7. Dark Chocolate (Organic, and no refined sugar added) It’s anti-oxidants help wrinkles, and protect against sun damage.
8. Green Tea Contains polyphenols, and anti-oxidants which improve elasticity, and smoothness of the skin.
9. Kale High in vitamins C, and A, as well as lutein, and zeaxanthin. two UV light free radical fighters.
10. Walnuts Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids including the skin benefitting alpha linolenic acid.
Skin Healthy Supplements
Quantum Hair, Skin, Nails and its breakthrough ingredient, solubilized keratin. Taking bioavailable keratin can promote skin firmness, elasticity and protein structure.
Keratin also assists in promoting skin brightness and radiance through its natural antoxidant properties; it also assists SOD ( super oxide dismutase) and glutathione production.
In addition, for hair health, keratin supports and promotes hair strength and luster. Quantum Hair, Skin, and Nails also promotes nail strength and elasticity.
Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes. Red wine is also high in resveratrol. Known for it’s anti-aging properties, it benefits your skin by slowing the aging process of the skin. A potent anti-oxidant that is effective at quenching free radicals that could damage the skin.
Vitamin D3 is an important nutrient for many of our organs, and glands proper function. The sun is our normal source of this critical vitamin. Unfortunately, with our bad diets, sun exposure can lead to serious problems with the skin including skin cancer.
Supplementation of D3 is the best way to get it if we are avoiding the sun. Vitamin D3 supports the immune, and cardiovascular system. The best supplement source of D3 is a live source, liquid, fat soluble form.
Invisi-Vein™ is a quantum-state vein support formula that supports healthy venous tone in the legs and throughout the body.
It features Dio-Max™ which contains two highly effective bioflavonoids, diosmin and hesperidin, which support circulatory health. It is coupled with Dio-Pro™ for optimal nutritional support. Enjoy healthy, smooth-looking legs again!
We call Delta Tocotrienol™ the 21st century vitamin E. A key part of the vitamin E family consists of four tocotrienols – alpha, beta, gamma and delta. However, it is the delta fraction that has the most significant properties for cardiovascular and circulatory health.
Quantum Delta Tocotrienol provides tocotrienols (especially the famous delta fraction) that act as unique, live-source antioxidants with outstanding free-radical scavenging capability. This product contains superior lipidbased cellular nutrition with potent delta-tocotrienols.
We need to clean our bodies out from the garbage hydrogenated oils, and other heated oils, and replace with essential oils like Quantum EFAs.
These good oils will help to reestablish permeability of the skin cells, and help protect us from problems caused by the sun as well as provide many other health benefits.
Quantum EFAs is a distinctive oil blend which contains a quantum-state, life-essential fatty acid formula, featuring an impressive blend of GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. Quantum EFAs is comprised of four quantum-state oils (olive oil, flaxseed oil, sesame oil and borage oil).
The skin is our largest organ. The only true path to healthy, vibrant, beautiful skin is from the inside out.
It just makes sense that if we give ourselves healthy food, and water that the manifestation will be health for our bodies both inside and out.
Around the turn of the last century, 1900 skin cancer was unheard of. It is only since we have been adulterating our food and water that we have had to deal with diseases like skin cancer.
The biggest culprits are hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated oils, and other heated oils. So-called foods that contain these oils are everywhere.
There are many foods that are good for the skin such as wild salmon, avocado, and red wine.
There are also supplements that are good for the skin. These healthy skin products are organic supplements from live source nutrients that are highly bio-available, and are completely free of toxic additives toxic tagalongs, chemicals, and other unnatural ingredients.
Ph stands for potential hydrogen, and is perhaps the single most important aspect of our overall health. Ph is the measurement of the levels of acidity and alkalinity in our bodies. It is the measure of the concentrations of hydrogen ions in a given solution.
Your ph is the level of acidity/alkalinity in your blood, and tissues. The ph scale is from 0 to 14.
Generally, the more alkaline you are the more oxygen you have., and the more acidic you are, the less oxygen you have. The majority of people will show an acidic ph.
In an ideal scenario though, you want to be just slightly alkaline, between 6.4-7.3 on the PH scale to achieve your optimum oxygen levels.
There is some disagreement between experts as to the ideal level of the ph for optimum health, but it is close to the middle range or neutral range of 7.0 in almost every case.
The best way to find out what your PH levels are, is to buy a roll of PH paper, and test your first morning PH by taking a piece of the PH paper and running it under your urine.
Be sure to do this before eating or drinking anything. You then compare this paper with the color chart to know your PH level.
Most people are in the low to mid 5’s on the scale, which is quite acidic, and can be directly attributed to our processed food diet which is greatly lacking in minerals, and/or our inability to digest our food properly in order to absorb nutrients.
Some people tested will show a ph level in the 8’s. This is very misleading, and is almost always an indicator of ammoniated blood.
This means that it is highly acidic, and once oxygen is introduced, their levels will usually go down to the 5 range before they go back up to the healthy ranges.
Ph and Good Health
Many people likely never consider that their ph levels can have a profound effect on their health. Many health practioners agree that those with healthy ph levels (slightly alkaline) will have a far greater chance of fending off health problems than those that don’t.
For instance, a healthy ph can help protect us against inflammation and chronic pain, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure,osteoporosis, kidney stones, plaque accumulation in arteries and blood vessels, unhealthy organisms and microbes, and much more.
A healthy ph can prevent our immune system from weakening, protect our glands and organs from being damaged, and protect our minerals from being depleted.
It is also believed that a slighly alkaline ph can protect us against cancers, and may help to fight cancers once the ph level is in the healthy zone. Cancer cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment.
How to Boost ph with Food
It is possible to boost our ph, and as a result our overall health by making a few diet and lifestyle changes. There are certain foods that can help drive up the ph levels, and others that can drive down, and keep down the ph levels.
The 10 Most Alkaline Foods (These foods improve the ph – Eat these foods)
In order to boost ph, it is important to first eliminate the unhealthy, acidic foods or the healthy foods you are introducing will have a limited effect. The bad guys are the processed, refined, fried, chemical laden products that are passed off as food.
Top 10 Least Alkaline – Most Acidic Foods (These foods lower the ph – Avoid these foods)
1. Meats – Beef, Chicken, & Turkey
3. Glutenous Grains
7. Vegetable Oils
10. Refined Sugar
Other acidic foods to avoid include energy drinks, roasted nuts, cheese, pasta, pastries, buttermilk, club soda, vinegar, pickles.
How to Boost ph with Supplements
This is not to downplay the importance of eating alkaline foods, and avoiding acid foods. These good eating habits should be adopted by everyone.
What are the absolute best methods of alkalizing the blood, and tissues to boost the PH with supplements? The absolute best way to boost the PH period is by taking Okinawan Sango Marine Coral Calcium.
This product has a perfect 2 to 1 ratio of calcium to magnesium, and is highly bioavailable due to it’s living source. By providing whole body mineral support, in addition to the tremendous boost for the alkaline ph, Coral Calcium Plus also helps the bones, joints, and teeth.
The speed and effectiveness compared to eating alkaline foods, or juicing will be significantly faster and easier with Sango Marine Coral Calcium.
The ph stands for potential hydrogen, and is the measurement of the acid/alkaline state of the human body. The ph is considered by many health professionals to be the single most important aspect of human health.
The ph scale is from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. A healthy, slightly alkaline ph can protect us from many diseases, and conditions.
Conversely, an acid ph can set the stage for disease, inflammation, and many other adverse health conditions.
It is easy to check the ph levels with a roll of ph paper.
Our diets have an impactful role to the level of the ph. By choosing the right foods, you can help to bring your ph to healthy levels. By choosing the wrong foods, you will help keep your ph levels in the unhealthy zone.
If you have ever had that afternoon crash, or felt like you needed to sleep at work after eating lunch. Or, if you need to study for a big exam, but just don’t have the energy to stay awake the extra needed hours.
Or, if you want to drive the extra hours to get to Grandma’s house so you don’t have to stop and stay at an expensive motel, and waste added time of your vacation. Maybe you just feel tired most of the time.
You also know that too much coffee and caffeine is not healthy, and it wires you out. And these expensive energy shots and drinks can also create health problems, and leave you feeling worse than before you took them.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take a supplement that was all natural and worked with your body giving you consistent, sustained energy that allowed you to think and function normally, and didn’t give you the dreaded hangover?
Ideally you want a live source supplement that is grown organically in ground that has never had a chemical, harvested at it’s crest of potency and freshness, carefully, and lightly processed, and stored and bottled with extreme care.
Each of these supplements are fully organic with zero preservatives, additives, flavors, colorings, or toxic tagalongs. Absolutely nothing is artificial.
All of these are premier, live source nutrients that are easily digested, highly bioavailable, and are combined, and targeted to increase your energy.
These are simply the finest energy supplements available anywhere at any price.
I will explain the best ways to build and sustain energy, as well as the not so good ways to go about it, and why.
Are there good energy supplements to take?
Is Coffee Healthy?
We know that coffee is consumed at a very high level by people all over the world. It is estimated that Americans consume over 400 million cups of coffee every day. Some 400 billion cups of coffee are drank world wide in a year. Safe to say that coffee is a much loved beverage.
But, despite it’s popularity, is it good for us? Is it a smart energy drink? Coffee creates a carcinogenic atmosphere in the body.
Coffee flogs the adrenal glands, which can cause and exacerbate anxiety. It puts a load on the kidneys. It is a diuretic, and it’s caffeine can constrict blood vessels, which can actually be a positive for migraine headaches.
Coffee does however, have good anti oxidant properties, and organic coffee enemas with good anti infective herbs are an excellent liver detoxifier, and cleanser.
Coffee also is known to have positive effects on preventing colon cancer. By drinking one to two cups per day, it is possible to lower your colon cancer risk by as much as 50%.
Coffee can help with Alzheimers disease, has also been shown to help prevent Parkinsons disease, helps to lower the risk of adult onset, or Type ll diabetes, reduce the risk of Asthma attacks, and can even relieve Migraine headaches.
Coffee can help reduce LDL, or bad cholesterol, and also helps lower inflammation which is often manifested as pain in the body.
The fact that coffee flogs the adrenal glands though, makes it a relatively bad choice as a source for energy. As the adrenals are involved in how much energy we have throughout the day, it is probably better to drink coffee very moderately or not at all in order to gain or regain sustained energy.
Energy Drinks and Shots
In the last decade or so, energy drinks, and energy shots have become ubiquitous. They are everywhere!
You can’t go to a gas station, convenience store, drug store, or a grocery store without seeing many displays of various energy drinks, shots, and even energy mixes. Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar, you name it, they have it.
These products claim to provide a quick energy boost that can last for several or more hours. They normally have high caffeine content, and will often contain additional ingredients such as sugar, B vitamins, guarana, and taurine.
Energy shots tend to have more of these ingredients, and are normally more concentrated than the energy drinks, and energy mixes. Negative causes of these energy drinks can include high blood pressure, breathing trouble, panic attacks, and compromised heart function.
Kidney stones, and even renal failure in rare cases, have been associated with high consumption levels of some of these drinks. The caffeine in these drinks can flog the adrenal glands, your body’s important energy gland, and can, over time compromise your energy.
These drinks if taken moderately, are for the most part harmless. If, however, you are consuming these energy drinks on a regular basis, or drink large amounts at one time, you may be asking for trouble.
I believe that these energy drinks were designed to help a student that needs to study all night for a big exam, or to help the office worker power through the afternoon’s responsibilities, or to give a boost to the stay at home mom who has been up half the night tending to her children.
In other words, the occasional situation that arises periodically that requires an energy boost. Not as a consistent long term solution to creating more energy.
Energy bars would also fall into this category. There are some of these products that are useful, and not harmful, but there are others that are not. Stay away from the products that contain sugar, preservatives, chemicals, too much caffeine, and that have protein or other ingredients from synthetic sources.
These should also be treated as a temporary solution. Not a long term, habitual one.
What about exercise?
Can exercising help my energy levels? How much should I do? What types of exercise?
Yes, exercising can, and likely will increase your overall energy levels. Of course, your age, your current physical state, and current fitness level will dictate what types of exercise you should be undertaking, and for what durations.
You have to prime the pump, if you will. Although it may seem like exercise will only make you more tired, and give you less energy, with time and consistent effort, you can see an increase in energy, and you will look forward to your next exercise session.
Obviously, if you are 25, without injuries or other health issues, it will be easier for you to begin an exercise program that is more intense than if you are say 70, and have some aches and pains, and haven’t done much exercise recently.
The good news is, it has been proven that even moderate exercise like walking for 20 to 30 minutes at a time 2 or 3 times a week will provide many health benefits like more energy, improve bone strength, and density, allow for better sleep, and help elevate mood and feelings of well being.
Even if you live in a cold climate, you can exercise indoors with the help of a treadmill, stair stepper, or other equipment. Or if you live near a mall, you may be able to use it to walk when it is too cold outside.
If it is difficult to walk, I suggest swimming. Being in water provides a way to get very low impact exercise that can have a profound aerobic benefit.
If you are able, you can add light weight training, as weights can improve bone density, and increase strength and mobility. Weights build muscle, and muscle burns fat, so it is an added benefit.
I suggest starting slowly, and gradually building up to longer, more intense exercise, if you so choose. If you are older, or have a history of health issues or injuries, you should check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
Diet and Energy
Our diet has a HUGE amount of impact on whether we have consistent sustained energy, short bursts of energy and periods of sluggishness, and no energy at all. In order to have consistent, sustained energy, it is vital that we eat a diet of primarily fresh, raw vegetables, and fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes, and organic grass fed meats(no hormones or anti-biotics) sparingly.
Depending on your protein needs, if you are a ditch digger you will need more protein than an office worker in most cases, will dictate how much meat you should consume.
This type of diet will be digested more fully, and the nutrition will be able to make it’s way to the cells providing optimum energy for work or other activities. It is possible to accomplish this without meat, but you will have to find a good food source for B-12, or take a B-12 supplement.
If, however, we feed our bodies with processed, refined, fried, chemical laden so called food we put a heavy burden on the digestive system, and ultimately the cells will not receive the nutrients they need in order to function properly. Thus, you will feel more sluggish, and may feel the need to eat more in an attempt to satiate the cells that are being deprived of the sustenance they need.
Not only will this sap you of energy, but it may lay on the pounds around the stomach, thighs, buttocks, and elsewhere. And who wants that? And if you try to compensate by exercising or working out more, you may well deplete more of your body’s precious energy.
Sleep and Energy
It is well known that most medical professionals suggest sleeping 7 to 8 hours each night for our overall health. Do you know however, that we need 5 straight hours of uninterrupted sleep in order for our adrenal glands to make all of the adrenaline needed to power us through our day? That means 5 straight hours without getting up to go to the bathroom, let the cat out, grab a midnight snack, or even a little hanky panky with the significant other.
If we don’t get 5 straight hours of uninterrupted sleep a night we will make only about 30% of the needed adrenaline to get us through the day. And if we then hit the coffee, it will flog the adrenals further, and we will have even less energy, at least long term. What a vicious cycle!
Best Energy Supplements
It is difficult for us to derive all of the nutrition we need for energy from the food we eat, unless we are eating a very healthy diet as described above.
But even if we are very diligent about eating healthy, we may still need additional help due to depleted farm soils, pesticides, herbicides, GMO’s, and chemically treated irrigation water.
In an eye opening study performed by the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association where they tested products sold by various supplement providers, more than 97.5% tested toxic, or ineffective, or both. Only 5% of products sold are organic, and of these it was found that more than a third did not contain the product depicted on the label.
Bottom line is you have about a 1% chance of finding a supplement product that isn’t toxic, or ineffective, or bogus.
Ideally you want a live source supplement that is grown organically in ground that has never known a chemical, harvested at it’s peak of potency and freshness, minimally processed, and stored and bottled with great care.
Whether you are looking to create a permanent boost to your health and immunity, or if you want to be able to quickly knock out that oncoming cold or flu, these top immune boosting supplements can do the job.
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This shows how critically important sufficient vitamin D amounts are to our immune system health.
Although sunlight exposure on the skin generates vitamin D production, a lot of people simply cannot achieve the vitamin D levels they need, especially in the winter months when we spend most of our time indoors.
As a result, taking a top quality vitamin D supplement makes good sense for support of optimal health.
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Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you were there? Have you ever met someone, they told you their name, and 5 seconds later you forgot what it was?
Do you find it more difficult to recall facts, figures, dates, etc. that you used to be able to recall easily?
Is it more difficult to comprehend what you read than it used to be? Is it harder to learn the rules of a new game or the processes of a new work system than it used to be for you?
Most of us have seen first hand the unfortunate circumstances surrounding dementia, and Alzheimers disease. I have seen relatives, and friends that have been the victim of these cruel, and quality-of-life stealing conditions.
Not only is it difficult and devastating for the patients, but it is also difficult for the family members, and care takers.
The medical establishment today are much more concerned about symptoms of these issues than causes. In fact, my experience, and exposure to medical professionals that treat memory problems is that they aren’t concerned at all about causation.
They prescribe drugs for these conditions like candy. I am not saying that some of these drugs are not helpful to manage the conditions, but none of these drugs address the underlying causes or reasons that the memory patient is in the state they are in.
There is little or any belief or thought that these conditions may be reversed, or at least lessened, and may be caused due to exposure to chemicals, pollutants, and contaminants that people encounter every day in our food, water, and environment.
It is my belief that these very things are at the root of brain issues such as memory, and cognition, as well as many other chronic medical conditions that are so prevalent in today’s world.
Our diets are devoid of nutrition due to the processing, refinement, preservatives, chemicals, hormones, anti-biotics, and other adulteration of our food. Not to mention over farming which depletes soils of nutrients.
Plus herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals that are generously applied to the crops that we are subjected to. As if that wasn’t enough we also have to contend with the chlorine, flouride, and other harsh contaminants in our municiply treated water.
As a result of all of this adulteration of our food and water, we are unable to send adequate vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to the cells of our organs, glands, tissues, and muscles, as well as to our brains so that we can function in a healthy state.
The ubiquitous artificial sweetener aspartame is an excitotoxin that excites brain, and nerve cells to death. You find aspartame in many soft drinks and other foods.
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MSG, monosodium glutomate, which is a flavor enhancer, and is in many foods, and is a favorite food additive of restaurants, is also an excitotoxin.
On top of all of this, as we age, we lose the hydrochloric acid in our stomachs at a fast rate so that by the time we reach the age of 75 we have virtually none.
Hydrochloric acid or HCL is vital in the digestion, and assimilation or our food. It also kills parasites, and other pathogens in our food, that if allowed to survive can and do wreak havoc on our internal bodily systems.
Aging, and eating cooked food also causes use to expend our digestive enzymes that catalyze our ability to absorb our food.
Digestive enzymes are like like the motor that powers a boat across a lake. Without them, it is like being forced to row a boat across a large lake to reach our destination.
We are also subjected to health destroying environmental concerns like EMF’s, electro magnetic fields, and detrimental personal products like deodorants that contain known brain harming agents like aluminum.
What about genetics? Am I likely to get dementia or alzheimers if my father or mother or both suffered from it? The answer is, if you followed your parents diet and lifestyle throughout your life then likely yes, you will have it at some point.
But, it won’t be from genetics, almost certainly. The Human Genome project recently discovered during their mapping of the human genome that less than 1/2 of one percent of all diseases are from a genetic cause or predisposition.
That means that you have a 99.5% chance of it not being from genetics. The reason so many children have the same diseases and health issues as their parents is due to learned diets and lifestyle. This is good news.
It means that if you can change your diet and lifestyle to a healthy one, you have a very good chance of not suffering these debilitating health issues as you age.
It is quite apparent that unless we are extremely vigilant, it is difficult for us to get the needed nutrition from our food and water.
We must supplement with live source nutrients, our cells communicate via a body of light, in order to compensate for our diet, water, and environment.
The supplements below are all organic, free of chemicals, additives, and toxic tagalongs. They contain nothing artificial.
These are optimum, live source, highly bioavailable, and targeted specifically for your brain health.
Our bodies are made up of between 60% – 78% water. As newborns we have the largest water content, and as grown adults we have somewhat less. We drink it, bathe in it, cook with it, swim in it, and use it to irrigate our plants, gardens, and fields.
We all know the importance of drinking water, of staying hydrated. If not, you should know that drinking water is one of the most important things we need for our health, and longevity. How to drink water correctly is vital to our health and longevity.
Not only just drinking water, but also the right kind of water, and in the right amounts. Sourcing our water from a mountain spring is ideal in that it is pure, and also contains some beneficial minerals.
Even springs from non-mountainous areas can be an excellent source of water. Well water is also a very good source of pure or relatively pure water.
Well water is quite pure and does also contain minerals. It is best to test your well water first though to be sure it has acceptable levels of minerals, and does not contain contaminants.
Rain water is another good source of pure water that normally does not require filtration. Strangely though, in certain areas in the U.S. it is illegal for citizens to harness, and utilize rain water for consumption.
How We Benefit from Water
Water makes up the largest capacity of most parts of the body
Regulates temperature of the body – respiration and sweating
Used by the brain to make neurotransmitters, and hormones
Creates saliva which aids in digestion
Transforms food to useable parts needed to survive by aiding in digestion
Makes it possible for the body’s cells, to reproduce, grow, and live
Aids in delivering oxygen throughout the body
Keeps joints lubricated
Works as a shock absorber for spinal chord and brain
Flushes the body’s waste primarily in the urine
Maintains moisture of mucous membranes
Is Tap Water Safe?
The tap water we have in the United States is regulated by the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, which has regulations on over 90 known water contaminants.
Despite this regulation dangerous contaminants like chromium-6, lead, flourine, arsenic, bacteria, chloroform and others are appearing in many American’s tap water in levels above what the EPA considers safe.
These contaminants can cause a myriad of health issues, such as cancer, asthma, reproductive and developmental problems, behavior and learning difficulties, anemia, kidney damage, brain damage, and at high levels can cause seizures, coma, and even death.
There is also concern that some pharmaceutical drugs that were flushed down toilets have made their way back into our drinking water.
Low levels have been detected of various drugs such as anti biotics, and even birth control pills among others in some treated water.
Experts insist that these levels are negligible, but to me, any amounts of these drugs in my drinking water is concerning.
Chlorine is added to our water in order to kill viruses, parasites, and bacteria. Fluoride is also added to the water to prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately chlorine and it’s by products have been linked to asthma, and cancers.
One positive about chlorine is that it eventually evaporates. Unfortunately, I can often smell and taste chlorine in my unfiltered tap, and shower water.
Fluoride is a toxic chemical that is somewhere between arsenic and lead on the scale of toxicity. It is a highly caustic industrial chemical. Flouride is the active toxin in roach powders, and rat poison.
Fluoride has been linked to cancer, degeneration of muscles, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders, and others. Flouride does not evaporate, and digestion does not eliminate it. Flouride finds a home in our fat cells where it accumulates.
Best Water Filters
Since we have clearly established that our tap water is potentially toxic, and tastes and smells less than good(ok bad), we know that we should filter the water coming into the house, or at least buy water that has been filtered.
But which filter or filters should I use, you may be asking? After all, there are different types of water filters. There are charcoal filters, reverse osmosis filters, and distilled water filter systems, among others. Then, of course, there is bottled water.
Bottled Water Bottled water has become more popular, and is consumed more than ever before. If you are drinking bottled water, you should be commended for trying to do the right, healthy thing by drinking filtered water.
However, drinking bottled water may be more detrimental than positive. First of all, the cost of bottled water is MUCH higher than the cost of filtered tap water.
Bottled water in a store can be as much as $2.00 for 12 ounces. Water filtered from the tap typically ranges in the penny to ten cents a glass range for the same amout of water.
Secondly, due to the fact that bottled water is in plastic bottles, there is the possibility of harmful plastic by-products leaching into your drinking water. Thirdly, the waste that plastic bottles cause are very often a serious burden to the environment.
Fourthly, packs of bottled water are heavy to lug from the store to the car, car to the house, and house to the refrigerator. Not to mention all of the space they take up.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filters
Reverse Osmosis Filters utilize a system of introducing water into a high pressure system that is sent through a semipermeable membrane or filter.
This powerful system is very effective at removing virtually all contaminants in the water. It also removes all of the nutrients in the water such as any vitamins, and minerals.
The fact that it also removes all of the vitamins and minerals is not however a concern as most water that we are subjected to contains very few of these beneficial nutrients anyway. We should be looking to receive the nutrition we need from the food we eat, and with supplements.
Charcoal Water Filters
Perhaps the most common water filters you will come across are those made with activated charcoal. Although catalytic, and activated carbon filters are normally successful at removing heavy metals, chloramine, and hydrogen sulfide, they are not consistently effective in negating inorganic impurities that are dissolved, or with metals like copper, minerals, and salts.
Activated charcoal/carbon works by catalytic reduction or absorption to eliminate contaminants. Activated charcoal filters do an excellent job of removing chlorine, smells, and taste.
Some water filters utilize multiple charcoal containing canisters in series in order to intensify the filtration process. Reverse osmosis water filters, and distilled water filters do a more thorough job of filtering out most all contaminants.
The most common carbon water filters are either PAC, powder activated carbon, or GAC, granulated activated carbon.
Distilling water is another common way to filter out the vast majority of the contaminants in typical tap water. Distillation works by heating tap or other types of unfiltered water to boiling. The resulting steam is then captured and sent to a condenser where it is then cooled and turned back into water.
This cooled water is now purified, and free from the vast majority of contaminants. Distillation thoroughly removes dissolved solids from the water, and in addition, when we drink it, has the capability of removing inorganic materials in our bodies which may be harmful to us.
Distillers are not filters, but rather devices or appliances that treat water once it is collected. Distilled water is considered among the purest due to it’s extraordinary ability to remove dissolved solids from water.
Faucet filters, also known as point of use filters are an extremely popular form of water filtration. These filters are placed on or near a kitchen or bathroom faucet, and filter the water as it comes into and out of faucet.
Point of use filters can also be placed under the sink in order to filter the water going to the faucet directly above.
These filters often utilize charcoal or carbon to help clear the water of contaminants, and have replaceable internal filters that can be replaced after a period of use.
Reverse Osmosis, and Distiller filters are also often used in these point of use filter applications.
Shower Water Filters
Although we may not realize it, most of us absorb more chlorine, it’s harmful by products, and other toxic chemicals through the shower water than through drinking chlorinated water from the tap.
In addition the warmer water from the shower tends to make absorbing chlorine easier as the warm air can expand the lungs. Tests have revealed that we absorb more than 60% of our total chlorine through unfilitered shower, and bath water.
This coupled with the fact that we may shower for a longer period of time and are exposed to more areas of the body sets the stage for maximum chlorine absorption. The chlorine also escapes into the air and into other areas of the house making further inhalation, and ingestion more likely.
This unfiltered chlorinated shower water has also shown to be harmful to the health of our skin, hair, and even our mucous membranes, although we may not realize it. Shower filters are useful in filtering out chlorine, and VOC’s or volatile organic compounds in our water.
Whole House Water Filters
We know that municipal water system treatment plants add chlorine to destroy many pathogens. Flouride is also a problematic, toxic substance that is often added to this water.
A great way to be sure that all of your household water taps are treated without having to worry about having filters on each tap or close by to treat or filter your water.
Not to mention it will eliminate the need to buy, and dispose of bottled water. Another great benefit of having a whole house filter, is it will help keep the air in your home much cleaner due to the elimination of dangerous gases like chlorine that are present in standing water such as in the toilet bowl.
Whole house filters can be Reverse Osmosis, or Charcoal type filters. As these filters are placed on your water supply that just comes into the house from the main, they are required to filter larger volumes of water.
As a result these filters are larger, and more expensive than those other point of use filters, such as those on your kitchen faucet.
But, because it can be the only filter you need for the entire home, your costs may not be much more than if you bought numerous other filters, or regularly purchase bottled water at the store.
One negative with a whole house filter compared with point of use filters, is that it will not filter out water that travels from itself to the points of use.
Depending on the types and condition of your pipes in your house, you may pick up some contaminants in the last leg of the water’s journey.
Garden Water Filters
It is now possible for gardeners to filter the municipal water that has been their only additional water option other than rain water to irrigate their gardens.
Heavily chlorinated water can kill microorganisms in the soil that are there to protect the plant and its food source. Garden water filters can eliminate 85% of the chlorine that is present in municipal water.
The garden water filter works by converting free chlorine to a harmless chloride. Its components of copper and zinc works on the method of electrochemical oxidation reduction.
These outdoor inline faucet filters also provide protection for bathing pets, summer time kid sprinkler activities, and for washing cars.
Filters are a Must
Water is an irreplaceable part of our lives, and our good health. Our bodies are made up of between 60% to78% water from newborn babies to adult males.
We drink it, bathe in it, cook with it, swim in it, and use it to irrigate our plants, gardens, and fields. We benefit from water in many different ways.
Unless you have access to clean water from a mountain spring, other natural spring, a well, or can use rainwater, it is a must to filter your water.
Chlorine, flouride, volatile organic compounds, and other dissolved solids are present in municipal treated water that most of us are subjected to.
Chlorine is added to our water in order to kill viruses, parasites, and bacteria. Fluoride is also added to the water to prevent tooth decay.
Unfortunately, these and other contaminants are linked to diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis, asthma, autoimmune diseases, and others.
There are many ways to filter water including charcoal or carbon filters, reverse osmosis filters, distilled water systems, and bottled water.
Reverse osmosis, and distillers are considered the most effective at removing all contaminants. The different types of filters available include point of use or faucet filters, shower filters, whole house filters, and garden filters.
There are also portable water filters, including pitcher filters, straw water filters, and others that allow for filtering of water while at home or away.
If you are unsure of what filter to use for your home or application, you should know that any filter is better than no filter.
Compare features and prices of the various filters here to determine what water filter is right for you.