“The Alzheimer's Antidote – Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline” provides real options to those desperately in need. We don't have to resign ourselves or our loved ones to living as a shadow of ourselves. Through proven diet and lifestyle changes, we can dramatically improve quality of life, either by avoiding illness or reversing damage that has already been done. [Read more…]
Do probiotics for colds and flu really help? Let's check it out.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms similar to the “friendly” bacteria found naturally in the body's digestive system. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) of Maryland states that we each house two to five pounds (1.0 to 2.26 kilograms) of live bacteria inside our bodies. On average, we have 10 bacteria cells for each single human cell. We are more bacteria than we are human – strange, but true. (Makes using all those antibacterial products sound like a bad idea, doesn't it?) [Read more…]
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime (isn't that crazy?), I thought it was a good time to pull together some tips and tools to help you help yourself to keep your breasts healthy. Our health is critical to our quality of life. This is why I feature health related content on a “homesteading” site, and why my first e-book is titled “Common Sense Health: Diet, Detox and Physical Activities“. This post will focus on the diet and detoxification aspects of breast health. [Read more…]
In “Common Sense Health: Detox, Diet and Physical Activities“, I've shared ideas for things you can do to remove toxins from your life (Detox); strategies for simple, healthy eating (Diet); and physical activities beyond exercise that have been used by holistic practitioners, such as oil pulling and barefoot therapy. No big investment or complicated format, just start where you are with what you have.
I firmly believe that our bodies are designed to heal themselves, if we just give them the tools to do it. Our modern medical system is amazing for repairing trauma and many other health issues, but we've lost track of many “back to basics” things we can do to improve our health. [Read more…]
Change your life and heal by changing what you eat and how you exercise
Have you ever heard of the term “epigenetics”? Technically, “an epigenetic trait is a stably inherited phenotype resulting from changes in a chromosome without alterations in the DNA sequence.” (Science Daily – Apr. 1, 2009)
Basically, it appears our genes have “switches,” and we can turn them on or off depending on our lifestyle and dietary choices. (There’s a lot of fancy work being done in the labs, too, of course, but I’m a DIY kind of gal.)
Good news: If you’ve got a family history of health problems (obesity, diabetes, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, etc.), you CAN do something about it.
Bad news: With the dietary and lifestyle choices most Americans make (heavily processed food, loads of sugar and sitting on our backsides way too often), we’re turning on way too many bad switches. [Read more…]