“Blindness and vision impairment are on the rise in the United States. A recent report by Prevent Blindness America indicates that, since the year 2000, incidence of blindness and vision impairment has increased by 23 percent among Americans age 40 and older. However, most blindness in this country is preventable with proper eye care.” – The American Press
See…ing the Risk Factors…
In addition to age, major risk factors include a family history of eye disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, to mention a few.
Major findings from a survey conducted by Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, include the following replies from participants that clearly demonstrate most people do not SEE their risk factors:
When working with clients who are victims of emotional imbalances that include, but are limited to, anxiety, panic, and depression, we work together to help them balance Wholistically: body, mind and spirit.
Science has demonstrated the importance of cultivating a healthy intestinal ecology known as the – microbiota – those health-enhancing microorganisms in our digestive health - critical inhabitants to achieve wellness.
Research has now validated that the bacteria in your gut can directly affect your behavior, emotions and everything from the ability to lose excess weight to our immune responses. This might be surprising for many, however it’s a critical, and often overlooked factor in treating anxiety. Healing and restoring balance to one’s digestive tract, ideally with the help of a nutritionally-aware health professional like a certified Wholistic Rejuvenist practitioner, can make a huge difference in alleviating symptoms and overcoming imbalances...
Knowing and monitoring your urine pH (potential hydrogen) is vital to good health. A pH level that is below the healthy range means your body is not doing a good job of ridding your system of acid, therefore, creating the perfect breeding ground for health-depleting microorganisms to flourish like viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungus’ and, yes, cancer cells.
The following are common symptoms that indicate your body is too acidic:
Getting Your Body Alkaline…
NOTE: Be sure to buy those little pH urine testing strips and check your urine once a week first void of the morning and make a note of it for reference. The goal should be to have a consistent pH of about 7.3 – 7.5.
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First, let’s look at rice facts:1 cup of rice equals about 200 calories; most of those calories come in the form of starch, which directly converts to sugar and then to body fat;
Researchers at the College of Chemical Sciences in Sri Lanka experimented with ways of cooking rice that could potentially reduce the number of calories in food by as much as 50%. In addition, they wanted a way of cooking rice that added more health-enhancing benefits rather than all its health-depleting ones. According to Dr. Thavarajva, professor at the University of Sri Lanka, when you reduce the digestible starch as in steamed rice, you also reduce the calories because then it converts more like a resistant starch.
AND...don't let that delicious become a boring flat staple. When you reheat or stir-fry add veggies you and your family like: thinly sliced carrots, peas, various types of onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, and don't forget to try various kinds of rice served together that have been spiced with various herbs and even chopped nuts.
The researchers mentioned above performed the following experiment in cooking rice:
They added a lipid (coconut oil in this study) ahead of cooking the rice, and then cooled the rice immediately after it was done. By doing this, they discovered they were able to drastically change its composition to health-enhancing. The oil interacts with the starch in rice and changes its entire metabolic structure. By chilling the rice, it helps foster the conversion of starches and provides a healthier serving when you heat it back up. The same scientists are now testing other foods, for instance various flours in baked goods that do not necessarily provide health-enhancing constituents.
Go ahead and cook that serving of rice but add an oil, preferably coconut oil because of its other extensive health and digestive benefits. In my test kitchen, I cooked one cup of white basmati rice and added 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to the water and allowed it to boil before adding the rice. Then I proceeded to cook it as usual and cooled it. I reheated it to add to a stir-fry and the flavor was enhanced and, from the results of the study, so were the health benefits because my fasting blood sugar did not elevate as it has when cooking rice the conventional way without the oil and eating it while still hot. I avoided rice for a long time and instead opted for quinoa as my grain. Now I’m going to continue to test fasting blood sugar levels with various genres of rice, stay-tuned for the results.
If you do need digestive assistance with sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods, consider taking one capsule of a natural digestive supplement that is formulated to assist with breaking-down those health-depleting constituents. It’s a professional blend called “Tri-Sugar Shield®” – available at: www.naturalrejuvenation.solutions or by calling (888) 352.8175. It helps you lose weight and avoid blood sugar spikes with all natural ingredients professionally formulated.
It is a triple-action all natural digestive shield for sugars and simple carbohydrates. Take one capsule immediately before a meal containing sugar or carbs. Does not contain soy, dairy or wheat.
Brown Rice Flour (gluten-free): Has the closest structure-building properties to white rice flour and a slight graininess with a toasty caramel-type flavor. Can be used as a thickener that contains less carbohydrates for instance in gravies, sauces, etc. Has shown less effect on blood sugar levels for diabetics.
White Rice Flour (gluten-free): Made from rice that had the bran removed from the grain. Mostly used when needed for cakes that are fine-crumbed or silky puddings or pies. I prefer this used sparingly to thicken my gravies and sauces but does affect blood sugar if too much is used.
Oat Flour (contains gluten): Made by powdering oatmeal. It has a sweet, buttery flavor and nice used to make tender cakes and desserts that are delicate. Make sure you get the gluten-free variety.
Buckwheat Flour (gluten-free): Ground from roasted whole buckwheat seeds. Has an earthy yet delicate floral flavor.
Corn Flour (gluten-free): Made by grinding whole kernels – don’t confuse with cornstarch. Gives baked goods a sweet corn flavor and that appetizing pale gold color.
Xanthan Gum (gluten-free): Not really a flour but by-product that is a natural bacterial commonly used with gluten-free flours to thicken and provide structure.
Amaranth Flour (gluten-free): The “super food” of the Aztecs, it is technically not a flour but a seed. However, it contains all nine essential amino acids which makes it a complete protein and tolerated by most on a gluten-free diet.
Coconut Flour (gluten-free): Made from the meat of a dried coconut, rich in fiber, a healthyt fat and clean protein.
Almond Flour (gluten-free): Contains healthy fat, antioxidants, magnesium and potassium.
Hazelnut Flour (gluten-free): It's high in protein and also contains vitamins and minerals essential to brain development and overall cellular health.
Chia Seed Flour (gluten-free): Made from ground chia seeds, contains fiber and protein and rich in vitamins and minerals.
Millet Flour (gluten-free): Stone ground from whole grain. It has a very subtle flavor. Has a rich history of first being farmed nearly 10,000 years ago and mentioned in the journals of Marco Polo. A great source of manganese, phosphorus and magnesium. Unlike most other grains, millet is alkaline - making it easy to digest while helping balance the body's natural tendency towards acidity.
Quinoa Flour (pronounced keen-wa, gluten-free): Is stone ground from nutrient-rich whole grain quinoa. Used in baked goods because it provides a tender, moist crumb, is gluten-free and packed with easily digestible protein. It is one of the most nutritious grain flour available. Dubbed “mother of all grains” by the Incas centuries ago because it provides all of the essential amino acids. It imparts a unique, nutty yet earthy flavor. NOTE: If you grind your own, consider putting the quinoa in the oven to eliminate the natural bitterness and then grind.
Chickpea Flour (aka Gram flour, Besan or Garbanzo bean flour, gluten-free): Is a pulse flour stone ground from chickpeas. It is gluten-free, rich in fiber, iron, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, folate, vitamin B-6 and thiamine. One bowl of cooked chickpeas can fulfil about 20% of your daily protein requirement.
Because each type of flour has its own structure and characteristics, some experimentation must be expected when you begin using alternative to wheat/gluten.
If you’re avoiding gluten like I do, for any reason, yet you can have it occasionally or you get it without knowing when eating out for instance, I use the following supplement as soon as I begin eating to help digest the gluten. Called, GlutenDigest, it is a professional proprietary product that has helped me and many of my clients avoid the associated symptoms of consuming gluten – gas, bloating, constipation and inflammation. For those with any inflammatory disorder, including Fibromyalgia, you should especially avoid all gluten and when eating food you have not prepared, I suggest taking GlutenDigest as an added measure against hidden gluten.
Available from Natural Rejuvenation Solutions. I take 1 capsule after a couple mouthfuls of food and then another at the end of my meal – creating a type of time-release so my digestive processes get help breaking down the gluten protein in sustained form.
I am not celiac yet gluten causes me inflammation so I avoid it other than the occasional temptation of that croissant or sour dough which I find hard to resist.
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I know what you’re thinking, I couldn’t believe it either when I read the research but I must admit it IS compelling and so I tried it. I don’t recommend, within reason, what I don’t first do myself and it was easy and no taste when I placed into my green smoothie protein shake along with my natural sweetener, Stevia.
I love avocados, I was raised in So. California on a large property that had over a dozen mature trees. As kids we’d walk home from school and pick one off the tree, peel and eat like you’d eat a banana. Today, I still consume an avocado a day for its superior protein, healthy oils and health benefits too numerous to list for this article. That said, most of us do not know that the actual large seed (pit) provides an impressive array of highly health-enhancing properties...Click to continue reading...
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After age 30, testosterone levels begin to decline by about 1% per year. Is this a big deal? You bet it is! Just consider that by the time you reach age 65, your levels have declined 35 percent. Is it any wonder your “get up and go got up and went”, that romantic date night use to energize you just thinking about it and now? The effects of low testosterone can chisel away at not only your quality of life but also that of your spouse or mate.
If you’re one of the millions of men experiencing the effects of low “T” and you are willing to take easy life-style steps to become Terrific Again, here’s how to begin to not only avoid falling victim if they haven’t come knocking yet, but also to help keep your testosterone levels high, Naturally…
1. Cortisol Control – Your adrenal glands release a hormone called cortisol in response to any stressors. It not only is responsible for controlling your fight or flight responses, it also raises blood pressure and blood sugar – any wonder why men over the age of 60 usually have those responder levels out of control? Studies show that men with high cortisol levels are less competitive than men with low levels and that also plays an important role in overall emotional health. The way to keep the “T” in Terrific is to do whatever it takes to lower stress levels so your energy is directed to things that enhance your quality of life, not sabotage it...click here to continue reading...
* Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes which is about 10% of the population, or 1 out of every 11 Americans
* Approximately 21 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. The remainder are not yet diagnosed. * Approximately 26% of Americans over the age of 65 are diagnosed with diabetes
* Nearly 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year
* Estimates show that 86 million Americans 20 years and over (1 out of 3) are pre-diabetes...Click to continue reading...