Friday, 9 February 2018
The term seems rancid… Fatty acids.
Why would we really want to put something in our bodies that has that name? It reminds me a lot of telling a child
Eat your broccoli - and while it IS good, the name sounds like something that may come out after eating too much candy.
It has garlic in it – and they picture what garlic is used for in horror movies.
Many humans still have those child-like tendencies, so when you try to tell them fatty acids are needed, their ears are closed.
So, you just may want to share this post with them so they can understand why fatty acids are needed.
What Are Fatty Acids?
While I am not going to get too scientific, I will first explain that there are 2 types of Fatty Acids:
In the dietary world, most experts call saturated fats bad and unsaturated good. This doesn’t mean you can eliminate all saturated fats from your diet, but they say that eating foods high in unsaturated foods is more healthy.
And in studying animals, they rely on Fatty Acids to provide huge quantities of ATP.
To put it in simple terms, ATP is the substance that will force energy to be manufactured for the animal’s use. And guess what? We are essentially animals too.
Our bodies can naturally create what is known as short-chain Fatty Acids, but what is known as Essential Fatty Acids must be obtained by the foods and supplements we ingest.
What Foods Give Us The Essential Fatty Acids Our Bodies Require?
There are many foods that can give us Essential Fatty Acids. The top picks are:
Fish are the top pick (Salmon, Herring, Mackerel, Trout Etc…)
Flaxseed oil and other flax edibles.
Hemp and other hemp edibles.
Dark green leafy vegetables (Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Etc…)
So as you can see, there are many foods that provide Essential Fatty Acids… But do you consistently eat any or some of these?
Now I am going to give you many reasons why you need to add some, or all of these to your diet.
#1 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: The Formation Of Healthy Cell Membranes
Cell membranes protect the cell.
Let me be perfectly clear here, with bad cell membranes, diseases like cancer can enter the cell. If your cell membranes are healthy, they are like a locked door to those terrible diseases.
#2 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: They Help Prevent Heart Disease And Stroke
Essential Fatty Acids are a base for the development of hormones that regulate blood clotting and they play an integral part of the contraction and relaxation of artery walls.
#3 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: Growth And Development
Children are the future of humanity. Without proper amounts of Essential Fatty Acids, there bodies may not grow or develop properly.
It is imperative that you ensure your little ones are getting the proper amount of Essential Fatty Acids.
And this not only means body growth, it also means brain development.
#4 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: The Reduction Of Bad Cholesterol
The leading cause of heart problems is high levels of bad cholesterol. Essential Fatty Acids are the arch enemy of bad cholesterol and a great ally with good cholesterol.
Studies have proved this fact… Namely, Eskimos.
Scientists wondered why heart issues were so much lower with these Northern people. They discovered with the high amounts of fish they ate, they were pumping their systems with Essential Fatty Acids. There levels of cholesterol were high, but it was all good cholesterol.
Heart deaths are abnormally low in the Eskimo culture.
#5 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: May Play A Huge Role In Defeating Alzheimer’s Disease As Well As Other Forms Of Dementia
Many studies are underway, so it is only still a theory, but many experts believe that a proper diet with Essential Fatty Acids could be important in humans who are high risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s.
#6 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: To Control Inflammation
It is a fact that if people are deficient in Essential Fatty Acids, they probably will get bad cases of dermatitis. Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin.
So it is just common sense that Essential Fatty Acids control many forms of inflammation.
#7 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: They Battle Both Depression And Anxiety
Earlier, I mentioned the Eskimos. Now while all people have battles with depression and anxiety, the odds of facing these in the Northern zones like Alaska where we find Eskimos is greatly increased.
The extreme differences in day and night. There are certain seasons when the sun shines little. It can lead to high rates of depression and anxiety. Suicide rates are higher in Alaska than other States. But it seems the Eskimos do not suffer from these as bad as people who have moved to the Great White North.
Again, we ask why?
Because of the Essential Fatty Acids.
Studies have proven that when people are suffering from either depression, anxiety or both, the symptoms dissipate when these people start taking Omega 3 supplements that are high in Essential Fatty Acids.
#8 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: For Healthy Skin And Hair
It all goes right back to the cells… Cells that ensure our skin and hair is healthy…
Essential Fatty Acids ensure that those parts of our body are healthy and happy.
#9 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: Improve Health Of Our Joints
This again goes back to the control of inflammation. But problems with knees, hips, and other bodily joints can be greatly reduced by taking a steady intake of Essential Fatty Acids.
They will decrease the breakdown of cartilage tissue.
#10 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: Helps Fight Diabetes
Studies have discovered that people who suffer from diabetes often have high triglyceride levels and low HDL levels. High Omega 3 Fatty Acids counter the highs and lows.
Now, before you decide to add any type of supplements to your diet, being a diabetic, you should absolutely consult your Doctor first.
#11 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: Vision
The retina of our eyes needs those Essential Fatty Acids for proper development. Not to mention, the cell membranes of the retina need high levels of Essential fatty Acids. Without them, the retina can malfunction leading to poor eyesight or even blindness.
#12 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: The Reduction Of ADHD In Children
Researchers who have studied children diagnosed with ADHD have found a common denominator… They all have low levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
So it makes sense that Essential Fatty Acids can improve inattention and task completion abilities while decreasing aggression, hyperactivity, impulsive actions and restlessness.
Those same researchers claim that fish oil seems to be the best treatment they have found for ADHD. And fish oil is full of Essential Fatty Acids.
#13 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: Decrease Sore Muscles
Research has also been done on people who exercise and have sore and tired muscles. Those who were given Essential Fatty Acid supplements had less pain than those who were given placebos.
So there is a good chance that Essential Fatty Acids do decrease muscle aches and pains.
#14 Reason Humans Need Fatty Acids: The Relief Of Gas, Bloating And Other Digestive Issues
There have been studies that have shown positive results that Essential Fatty Acids will relieve the discomfort caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
No one really like having gas except maybe that teenage boy who thinks it humorous.
If you suffer from these issues, maybe more Essential Fatty Acids will help.
While we need to consume more Essential Fatty Acids; and experts say “More Fish,” the other side tells us that the fish has high levels of mercury as well as possibly having other contaminates. We are concerned of radiation and even the process of cooking fish. Many people have become seriously ill and others have died from eating under, and sometimes over-cooked fish.
So the fear holds some people back.
But there is another way to get those high amounts of Essential Fatty Acids.
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You will get a high dosage of Essential Fatty Acids.
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So have you had your Fatty Acids today?
Let’s hear your thoughts and allow us to answer your questions… Just post them in the comment area below.
Thank you and may your health be good and your wealth be satisfying…
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Wednesday, 31 January 2018
When is the best time to start practicing good health habits?
When you are overweight?
Or when the Doctor tells you to?
The answer is now!
And good health requires habits just as bad health is usually a result of bad habits. And habits come from practice. So today, I am going to provide you with 14 habits you should practice to give yourself good health.
Keep in mind that habits are not developed immediately… They require practice. So I suggest you begin practicing the tips I am giving you and in time, they WILL become habitual.
#1 Habit For Good Health: Plan Healthy Meals
It takes some time, but making weekly meal plans ensures you will purchase healthy food items and skip all the junk food that does your body no good.
It is okay to start slowly. Go ahead and allow yourself a piece of junk from time to time.
As you progress with making meal plans, you will soon discover you really do not want the “junk.” Healthy meals will become a habit instead of an occasional deal.
#2 Habit For Good Health: Aerobic Exercises ½ – 1 Hour Per Day
Aerobics are an excellent method of helping both your physical health as well as your mental health.
Just like #1, start slow. There are many DVDs and other resources such as books and online sources that can show you some simple aerobic exercises.
When you commit yourself to just the short aerobic stints, soon you will find yourself wanting to do aerobics even longer than 1 hour per day.
#3 Habit For Good Health: Say No To Tobacco
Maybe you are a non-smoker now… Great!
But are you partaking in any other tobacco ridden “pleasures?”
They are all bad too. Not to mention, hanging out in areas with tobacco smokers.
It takes a conscious decision to stay clear of tobacco. If you make it a priority, you will find yourself staying clear of the nicotine jungle.
And if you are a smoker, now is the time to “get that monkey off your back.”
#4 Habit For Good Health: Ingest The Rainbow
While I mentioned making weekly meal plans in #1, I must also inject how the rainbow is your friend for health.
Eat the rainbow!
What I mean is you should eat foods that carry the beautiful colors of the rainbow…
Red – Tomatoes, Beets, Strawberries
Orange – Carrots, Squash and (duh) Oranges
Yellow – Pineapple, Mangoes, Passion Fruit
Green – Peas, Lettuce, Spinach
Blue – Blueberries, Red Cabbage (Misnomer because it IS blue), Borage
Indigo – Black Beans, Black Berries, Raisins
Violet – Purple Cabbage, Plums, Elderberries
#5 Habit For Good Health: Proper Sleep
It is important that you have a comfortable mattress and low light in your sleeping area.
But the habit part comes in by setting an absolute hour to go to bed and getting from 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
It may be difficult setting this schedule at first, but you will soon find yourself developing a habit of going to bed at a set time and arising at a set time. And believe me, your health will benefit greatly.
#6 Habit For Good Health: Eat Breakfast Daily
Yes, I have been guilty of skipping breakfast and just downing a cup of coffee and I quickly noticed I was not at 100% throughout the day.
No matter how hurried you are, breakfast will help you solve all of a day’s issues and you will still have energy to keep going.
Make a solid breakfast a daily habit. Eat some fruits, carbs and protein and you will have excellent days.
#7 Habit For Good Health: Drink At Least 6 Cups Of Water Per Day
Our bodies need water. No, the water in coffee, soda or beer does not count.
Make water ingestion a habit.
You will not drown and you will stay hydrated which will leave you healthy and happy.
To develop this habit, carry one or two water bottles with you every where you go and sip from them often.
#8 Habit For Good Health: No Or Moderate Alcohol Intake
A glass of wine is not a bad thing, but more can be bad for your health.
You know your inner workings better than I do, so I suggest you take a close look at your life and either make it a habit to not drink alcohol at all or only do so in moderation.
#9 Habit For Good Health: Make It Active
Let’s face it, we have become a world of ease. There was a day when
We had to get out of our vehicle to open the garage door.
Someone had to get out of the chair to turn the television station.
Kids rode bicycles instead of motorized scooters.
Technology is a wonderful thing but has also intensified weight gain and bad health because humans are less active.
So instead of allowing technology to do it all, make it a point to stay active. Why not:
Walk to the store from time to time?
Lose the television remote?
Make the next vacations active ones (hiking, camping, etc…)?
As you practice less technology, you will notice a huge health change in your life.
#10 Habit For Good Health: Quit Soda
My apologies to Pepsi, Coke and other soda brands, but you have deteriorated human health enough. The sugar and sweetener content has been a huge factor in obesity as well as diabetes and more.
I mentioned drinking water earlier and I suggest when you get that soda urge, just pull out that bottle of water and take some gulps of it.
100% juices are a good thing too!
Just make it a habit to not drink soda.
#11 Habit For Good Health: Brush And Floss
Maybe your parents didn’t realize it when they implored you to brush and floss your teeth, but by forcing you to do so, they may have added 6 years to your life.
Experts now believe that the bacteria that creates dental plaque also enters our blood stream and can cause corrosion of the arteries and blocks blood vessels.
So making brushing and flossing a habit may stop heart disease or heart attacks.
#12 Habit For Good Health: Eat Hot Foods Once Per Week At Least
When I say hot here, I am not talking about stove or oven hot. I am talking about spicy hot.
Now, you may not think you can handle Jalapeno or Habanero Peppers, but the health benefits are immense. These spicy peppers contain one of the best cancer fighting substances known to man, capsaicin.
So to build this habit, just add a small amount to a food item. You will start to build a tolerance and in time, you will habitually add hot peppers to certain meals.
#13 Habit For Good Health: Laugh Often and Laugh Loud
I know there is a time and place for everything. There are just some times when laughing is improper. But I doubt that you will be in that position all day.
Find a reason to laugh and do it!
Laugh because the health benefits are huge.
So to get you started, here is a corny joke that is bound to make you laugh:
How do you make a tissue dance?
Put a little boogie in it.
#14 Habit For Good Health: Stay Clear Of Negative People And Stay Positive Yourself
Science has found that negativity shortens human life spans.
Now I know that we cannot always escape negative people but if we are using a keen sense of awareness, we can stay out of their negative games.
Plus, we should habitually keep ourselves in a negative frame of mind.
If you start making these 14 tips habits, you WILL see a healthier you each day in the mirror.
Now, I recommend you do one at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself by changing everything at once. One at a time is the best way.
Also, make your new habits enjoyable and you may want to find a partner to join you. Accountability can help us maintain our new health habits.
Before I sign off, I want to share another habit many have developed since we developed Klamax… A powerful anti-aging and skin repairing solution that keeps you healthy and youthful inside and out.
Taken habitually daily, Klamax will help you enjoy a complete healthful life.
Thank you for stopping by today. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to post them below.
Thursday, 18 January 2018
In simple terms, yes and no.
You MUST manage your carbs!
It is a complex question. And need them or not, as humans, we will ingest carbohydrates. But like anything, there can be a point where you are ingesting too many.
Many foods have carbohydrates and I have yet to meet a human who could follow a 100% carb-free diet.
If you look online at the various answers to the question this title asks, and you read all the page 1 findings, you will probably come away completely confused. The debate rolls on and will probably do so for eternity.
But to this debate we say, it is a mute point. Because no matter what, we are going to ingest carbohydrates. So instead of arguing and debating if carbohydrates are good or bad, why not just take the sensible approach and manage those carbs?
What are carbohydrates?
There are those who will make carbohydrates sound evil. But the record needs to be clear here, carbohydrates are nutrients. It is a nutrient that can be abused and is harmful and it can be terrible if a person goes completely without; actually deadly, with the person going into a coma.
Carbohydrates are simply a concoction of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. These are all substances our bodies need.
And if you were not paying attention in 7th grade science, carbohydrates are the first source of energy for our body. The second source is fat and the third is protein. Carbohydrates essentially become glucose. Glucose is a sugar. And we all know that sugar = energy.
So on one side of this debate, we have those who worship the ketosis diet. They are adamant about cutting a major amount of the carbs from your diet to force your system into ketosis when it will rely on burning the fat.
And the other side, there are those who claim you will be burning protein… You will burn your muscle.
Now, while I have seen the ketosis diet method work, I do believe it runs into some strong health safety issues.
And when a person says you are going to burn the muscle; the only way that will happen is if you have no fat in your body…
Good luck with that happening unless you are on your last breath and hiking in the Sahara Desert.
Do you really want to go without carbohydrates?
Some of the best foods in the world are high, or have carbohydrates. Just consider some of the wonderful foods you would have to stop if you decide to remove carbs from your diet:
So you see the point I hope. Carbs are everywhere. They even fuel our cars. Does it make sense that we are trying to erase them? It makes more sense to manage those carbs.
Advocating For Both Sides Of The Debate
What makes the debate so difficult to take any side on is the fact that there are truths on both sides. Just as I stated that carbohydrates are everywhere, I want to give you some other facts:
Even the National Academy of Medicine says they recommend 130 grams of carbohydrates per day and the World Health Organization recommends that 55% of calories should come via carbohydrates each day.
So once again, we have 2 sides saying the opposite and we are creating mass confusion as to which way is the best way.
A small percentage of humans have found a way to control and manage their intake of carbohydrates. They are able to separate “good carbs” from the bad. When we say bad carbs, we mean processed foods that have no nutrients, just carbs. These are normally in packaged foods, alcohol and adding sugars.
But, not every human has the time or patience to research, read and define if the foods they are buying are a carb friend or carb enemy. And therein lies the other issue… The carb enemy foods are usually the items that cost less. And, not every person has the ability to spend for complete carbohydrate friendly meals.
So, how to manage this situation?
Through study after study, Dr. Joseph Ahrens just knew that citrus fruits held a key to the issues of weight loss, diabetes and carbohydrate management. You see, Dr. Ahrens was, at one time, the director of research at the Florida Department of Citrus.
What he discovered has become the key to managing carbohydrates in the human system. And it all came from the study of grapefruit and how it can be used in weight loss and improving metabolisms.
The end result was named Emulin.
You see, it all comes down to the old statement, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”
Don’t get me wrong, Dr. Ahrens would prefer that the human race could stay free of those “bad” carbs. But the truth is, we will never be able to rid the world of them. Humans are not about to give up all the items they love in the name of erasing bad carbs.
So Emulin helps manage those refined carbohydrates. The good carbs will manage on their own providing your body with energy. But those refined carbs are like cotton candy… You eat it, feel that sweet taste but there is no nutrition, no filling effect. It is just “air-sugar.” Refined carbohydrates are empty too. But to try to completely take them from your diet will make your life stressful.
After all, how do you say no to those homemade cookies a co-worker brought? Or the next family reunion where your Aunt is dumping that blueberry cobbler on your plate?
How can you say no without hurting their feelings?
Say yes after
Taking Emulin. Emulin works to manage refined carbohydrates allowing you to enjoy items that have them without the drastic effects they cause on our bodies.
So it just makes sense to enjoy life… Eat some carbohydrate-laden foods. They provide energy. But before doing so, take Emulin to help manage the carbs.
Dr. Ahrens and the rest of the iGalen team continue to search for other natural sources to help humans live lives of health, well being and fun.
The Emulin Dr. Ahrens invented led to his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 and 2016.
And while there is Emulin Plus M for us to manage our carbs, Dr. Ahrens and the team also developed Emulin Plus C which is the version made just for people who have trouble controlling their blood sugar (diabetics). The M stands for Manager and the C stands for Controller.
All I can say is, don’t let the ongoing carbohydrate debate frustrate you. Just take your daily Emulin and enjoy your life.
You deserve it!