Monday, June 8, 2015
Negative Ions are so beneficial to human health that they're referred to as "Vitamins of the Air". Ions are molecules that have gained or lost an electrical charge. . They are created in nature as air molecules break apart due to sunlight, radiation, and moving air and water. You may have experienced the power of negative ions when you last set foot on the beach or walked beneath a waterfall. While part of the euphoria is simply being around these wondrous settings and away from the normal pressures of home and work, the air circulating in the mountains and the beach is said to contain tens of thousands of negative ions -- Much more than the average home or office building, which contain dozens or hundreds, and many register a flat zero. Negative ions are invisible, have no taste and are odorless. They can be found in the mountains, the park, along the beach and yes, in your shower. These ions have been found, by medical researchers, to counteract the ill effects of air pollution. Medical studies point to a direct link between urban air pollution and heart and lung diseases.
"Generally speaking,negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy, says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owner's Manual for the Brain. Negative ions are believed to protect us from germs in the air. Long airplane flights, working in office rooms, exercising at the health spa are just a few places that negative ions could be arming us from infection and disease.
Negative ions lift our moods.People have reported that they feel an uplifted mood after a thunderstorm, as well as after walking along the beach. These areas are said to have thousands of negative ion molecules, circulating in the air. The reason we find negative ions at the beach is that these molecules are formed (among other ways) when the ocean water crashes into the sand and rocks. We all have a natural negative ion generator right in our homes, our shower. Yes, as water crashes into our tubs negative ions are formed.
Since negative ions are in the food we eat, and the air we breathe it's necessary we insure that we surround ourselves with these helpers. How can we accomplish this? We can schedule regular visits to parks, the beach, the mountains and waterfalls (including the one in our home, mentioned above). We can eat clean, healthy, alkaline-producing foods, which can increase our negative ion levels.
WHAT ARE IONS?
The Ancients recognized that the air was "Electric", or had an intrinsic charge. Since negative ions are in the air we breathe, it's a reasonable conclusion to believe that the air is "Electric".Ions are particles, either atoms or molecules, which bear an electric charge. The word "Ion" means "go", or "wander about". c16749d6c0598bd70c8534dd8057dfa4c07d25a339127521b7 http://www.copywritingacademy.co.uk/
Friday, March 27, 2015
powder header image By Joshua Corn, Editor-in-Chief of the Live in the Now Natural Health NewsletterAre you concerned about maintaining the health of your brain as you age? You're not alone. Losing one's memory and mental abilities to cognitive decline is something we all fear, and the current statistics on the prevalence of cognitive decline in this country are not pretty. By age 65, sadly 1 in 8 Americans will suffer from severe cognitive decline, and by age 80, an astonishing 1 in 2 will. Researchers have been working for years to develop an effective treatment. But one "miracle" drug after another has failed to live up to its promises, and it's becoming more and more apparent that pharmaceuticals are not the solution. Unfortunately, the medical establishment is so narrowly focused on finding an elusive "cure" that scientifically proven prevention strategies are often ignored. My passion for natural health drives me to seek the truth about the causes of health problems and to educate people on alternative solutions that are both safe and effective. Please keep reading, because I'll tell you about an amazingly effective way to protect your brain from the ravages of cognitive decline and boost your thinking and memory abilities quickly, naturally and safely. Nature's Brain-Protecting Miracle brain image
There are a number of natural brain protectors out there, but did you know that one herb has shown more promise when it comes to supporting your neurological system than any other medical finding to date? It's a scientific fact that curcumin, an antioxidant compound found in the root of the turmeric plant, is one of the most powerful natural brain protecting substances on the planet! It continues to amaze scientists with its remarkable cognitive health benefits.
You may be familiar with turmeric as the bright yellow spice that is commonly found in curry powder. Turmeric has a long history as a healing herb and culinary spice in India. Interestingly, India has the highest per capita consumption of turmeric AND the lowest incidence of cognitive decline worldwide! Josh Corn Josh Corn Joshua Corn, Editor-in-Chief of the Live in the Now newsletter, is a health freedom advocate who's been involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years. He's always been dedicated to promoting health, vitality, longevity and natural living. Josh is currently writing a book on natural remedies and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, organic gardener, animal lover and enjoys "living in the now" with his wife and two sons. Your Brain on Curcumin The hallmark process associated with certain types of cognitive decline is the formation in the brain of abnormal protein structures. Normally when malformed proteins are formed with the brain, the immune system sends out cells known as macrophages, which engulf and destroy the proteins. If this ordinary function fails, defective proteins accumulate in the brain and cognitive decline can follow. That's why I was excited to read that recent research is showing that curcumin encourages the immune system to send macrophages to the brain. A landmark clinical trial involving people with severe cognitive decline measured the effects of curcumin. Amazingly, the participants taking curcumin had significantly higher levels of dissolved abnormal proteins in their blood compared to those in the placebo group. This study showed that curcumin has the ability to effectively pass into the brain, bind to beta-amyloid plaques and assist the body in their breakdown. Curcumin is one of the only substances known to have such a profound protective effect on the brain. Curcumin Combats Dangerous Inflammation You may have heard about the dangers of "silent" chronic inflammation. It's been discussed by Dr. Oz and has made headlines in publications such as Newsweek and Time. It's important for you to know that low-grade inflammation is rapidly becoming recognized as the root cause of the development of cognitive decline, as well as a wide range of serious health problems. The dangers of "silent" inflammation have been discussed by Dr. Oz and has made headlines in publications such as Newsweek and Time. Unfortunately, most people don't do anything until the initial symptoms, such as muscle aches and joint discomfort, appear. When this happens, their gut reaction often is to go see a doctor, who is unlikely to correctly diagnose the problem, and more than likely will prescribe drugs that are far from safe and only provide short-term benefits. But the initial symptoms of pain are just the beginning. If left unchecked, chronic inflammation can damage your body in many ways. One of the worst examples of this is cognitive decline, which can ravage your memory and severely impact your quality of life in what should be your golden years. man Cutting-edge science is showing that curcumin is one of the most powerful, natural anti-inflammatories ever studied. Curcumin is so effective because it is a potent inhibitor of the body's most powerful inflammation-causing chemical, called Nf-kappa beta. Miraculously, curcumin has been shown in numerous studies to tame joint pain and muscle soreness, protect the brain, support cardiovascular health, bolster immunity and more.[5,6,7,8,9] If you have a lingering health problem that no doctor can resolve, you may be suffering from chronic inflammation and curcumin may be just the natural solution you've been looking for. How to Get the Most Out of Curcumin Although you may be able to find high quality turmeric powder at your local market, it's very difficult to verify its purity and potency. Plus, it's almost impossible to incorporate therapeutic amounts of curcumin into your diet on a daily basis as a spice. So, to put it simply, a high-quality curcumin supplement is your best bet! However, not all curcumin supplements are created equal. Unfortunately, most supplements out there don't have the necessary doses and components to get the job done. If you take the wrong supplement, you'll end up not only wasting money, but missing out on an incredible opportunity to protect your brain and keep harmful inflammation at bay.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
You need this mineral for everyday hormone production and regulation. Your thyroid needs this mineral in order to do its jobs: regulating your heart rate, body temperature, blood temperature and metabolism.
Watch this YouTube video and see what Dr. Douillard has to say about our HUGE need for Iodine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAeGxUkqMWs
This mineral prevents cancer cells from forming in the breasts. If cancer cells have already taken up residence in the breasts, this mineral destroys the cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. Too little of it makes you susceptible to cancer. Having enough can stop benign and cancerous tumors from growing, according to Dr. Benjamin Eskin, pioneer in Iodine research.
Three of the best-known cancer therapies, those of: Dr. Harry Hoxsey, Dr. Max Gerson, and Dr. Cornelis Moerman all employ some type of iodine in their treatment.
One other talent of Iodine is that it thins lymph fluid, which is critical for cancer treatment. Now, this is deep, Iodine lives in "Every" organ and tissue, therefore low levels will make you open to numerous diseases, including various types of cancer.
Another researcher, Dr. Jorge Flechas, believes that your cells become cancerous when they're low in Iodine, especially cancers of the breast, thyroid, ovaries, prostate and stomach. Iodine is so miraculous that increasing its levels will induce cancer cells to self-destruct.
Besides fighting cancer, Iodine helps fight other breast and ovarian diseases such as fibrocystic breast disease and ovarian cysts by balancing estrogen levels. It helps your body metabolize estrogene (a slightly carcinogenic form of estrogen) into estriol, a non-carcenogenic form of estrogen.
To increase your overall level of iodine, cut your exposure to bromine. This mineral displaces iodine. Common sources of bromine are, baked goods, soft drinks, some medications, pesticides, and drinking fluoridated water, which most people drink.All of these are things to avoid anyway, bromine or no bromine. When you buy flour, you can buy non-brominated flour, eat more iodized salt, eggs, fish and sea vegetables, or take a kelp supplement.
Iodine kills harmful microorganisms, making it a formidable ally against infections and a universal healer. From skin blemishes to deep-rooted infections, Iodine can have a healing effect on them all.
Don't bother with antibacterial creams, simply use topical Iodine. It protects cuts and scrapes from infection without breeding resistant microbes.
Before your board your next airplane, drink 10 drops of iodine dissolved in water. My sources say the iodine gathers inn your sinuses and kills bacteria, viruses, or fungi that you may breathe from the recycled air, in the plane. This sounds logical, because we all fortify ourselves when preparing to enter stressful situations, such as job interviews, physically demanding jobs such as construction work, and of course those of us who play weekend sports (football, etc).
Dr. William Campbell Douglass discusses a simple effective way to check your iodine level at home. Dip a Q-Tip into a 2% tincture of iodine ant paint your skin on your thigh or belly with it, about the size of a silver dollar. The resulting yellow stain should disappear in about 24 hours--if levels are normal. If the stain disappears in less than 24 hours, you're deficient in iodine. Your body absorbed it all...it needed it. Yes, the skin is succulent, absorptive.
If the test shows you're deficient, keep painting iodine in different spots every 24 hours, until your stain lasts a full 24 hours. Then you will have both diagnosed and treated the problem. Yes, this is awesome but I would recommend consulting a doctor (an alternative one) and getting your iodine levels checked with a blood test.