Candida Treatment Guidelines

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Candida treatment is a condition that causes much controversy, to the extent that many in the medical profession will not acknowledge Candidiasis as an illness. This is because Candida occurs naturally in the body, and the problems with which it is associated are caused by over-growth.

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Candida overgrowth has so many symptoms (see link above) that it was tempting, when I was at college, to give Candidiasis as the answer to every complaint! In fact our lecturers were very strict about students and nutritionists NOT claiming that every health problem was caused by Candida overgrowth.

Some nutritionists and naturopaths are less scrupulous, and still over-diagnose Candida when they’re stuck to find a name for a complicated set of symptoms and frankly, not sure what else to say.

This is a deplorable state of affairs and part of what gives the complementary therapy industry a bad name. Having said that, we did study the condition extensively in our 3-year course, and many well-respected nutritionists had good results helping their clients overcome their symptoms and get back to good health.

Actually I was so paranoid about over-diagnosing Candida that I probably UNDER-diagnosed it. One of the Candida treatment guidelines we were told to adhere to was that if the condition hadn’t significantly improved after following the recommended protocol for 3 months, it almost certainly wasn’t Candida related.

Unfortunately this message hasn’t permeated to all complementary therapists and I personally know of one lady who, over several years, has spent an absolute fortune with another nutritionist treating supposed Candida, with no health improvement to note.

(Before taking advice from any complementary therapist, you should have consulted your GP / doctor to rule out all other health conditions.)

Is there a better way to treat Candida?

Now, some years on from my college days, I was very interested when asked to review Lisa Richards’ ebook called The Ultimate Candida Diet that sets down clear Candida treatment guidelines.

Lisa struggled for years with symptoms that no-one could explain: Fatigue, headaches, joint pain, brain fog and depression. Luckily her career as a medical researcher and author had given her the skills to study medical research papers and scientific studies to uncover the information she needed to improve her own health.

During her Internet searches she came across many out-dated and contradictory protocols, but her critical skills enabled her to separate the good from the useless, and even harmful.

Having studied Lisa’s ebook, I’m pleased to report that it is very much along the lines that would have been recommended by any nutritionist who had qualified from my college course – but it has been brought bang up-to-date with the latest research. What IS different – and much better, is the fact that had you chosen to visit a complementary therapist for this advice:

  • Even one visit would cost far more than this ebook
  • You would almost certainly have been encouraged to return for a consultation and progress review at each stage. Instead this program includes a 10-part email course to guide you along your way
  • It’s unlikely you would have remembered everything, even spread over more than one visit, whereas with this ebook you have everything safely stored on your PC to refer to over and over again

 

I won’t waste your time and mine listing the symptoms of Candida, nor the benefits of the program – you can read those on Lisa Richards’ website - click here. I will just state that I consider it to be extremely good value, especially when compared to even one visit to a health practitioner.

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Do you have Candida?

However, do bear in mind my caveat that you may not even have Candida overgrowth.

Perhaps you’re not sure? In which case, I am pleased to offer you my free email Candida treatment guidelines that, over 5 days, will help you decide if you can benefit from this ebook. Register below, entirely without obligation, and make up own your mind. If you decide to download the ebook and follow the plan for the recommended 60 days and you find no improvement, the worst that will have happened is:

  • You  will have followed a healthy eating plan for 60 days
  • Based on the advice of my college lecturers, that will be a strong indication that Candida wasn’t the problem in the first place
  • If you then decide to visit a complementary therapist you can show them the protocol you have followed, to eliminate duplication.

 

Register HERE for my free mini-series of emails to help you decide.

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Intermittent Fasting Plan

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Intermittent fasting planI’ve been hearing a lot about the Intermittent Fasting Plan for weight loss, and wonder if any readers have tried it and would be prepared to share their results?

While you might have been under the impression that fasting was not a healthy way of losing weight, more and more we are hearing that the intermittent fasting plan is a beneficial way to restrict calories and lose weight.

This could be because it is how our bodies were adapted to live in the days when food was not readily available. If you want to read an excellent online treatment of the subject, read Dr Mercola’s website.

The intermittent fasting plan first gained prominence in the UK when the well-respected BBC Horizon science program reported on medical journalist Dr Michael Mosley’s fascinating findings and progress on the diet. Although initially unenthusiastic, on the BBC news website Dr Mosley reported:

I stuck to this diet for 5 weeks, during which time I lost nearly a stone and my blood markers, like IGF-1, glucose and cholesterol, improved. If I can sustain that, it will greatly reduce my risk of contracting age-related diseases like cancer and diabetes.

To learn more about  Dr Mosley’s book on Amazon, click here.

Intermittent Fasting Plan – What Is It?

Well – as the title implies, it’s a way of losing weight by “fasting” intermittently with normal eating. Let me say right away that a “fast” day isn’t a complete fast, it’s 500 calories for women or 600 for men. Most people find it relatively easy to “fast” for just a short time knowing that they will soon be eating normally again.

The body will not have time to go into the “weight preservation” mode normally associated with severe calorie restriction. This weight preservation mode is the reason most diets fail, because the body gradually adapts to surviving on fewer and fewer calories.

Obviously the theory is that because on 2 days you will be drastically reducing your calorie intake your overall calorie intake will be significantly reduced because most people do not feel the need to gorge on their “normal” eating days.

Unfortunately, in the UK many doctors are still pretty unenthusiastic about the approach. They claim that the reported  results are anecdotal rather than backed up by solid research. They are sticking to the line that “fasting is dangerous”.

WHY? Would they prefer that those patients who express interest in this method of weight loss come back in a few years time for statins, or as diabetics? Would they prefer them to restrict calories every day and fail yet again when the body learns to adapt to the lower level?

Yes, conventional fasting for a prolonged period of time IS dangerous. But this is an intermittent fasting plan, and 500 or 600 calories for 2 days out of 7 is NOT the same as some of the very low calorie diets notorious some years ago that most certainly were dangerous.

Many people have found that the intermittent fasting plan is a safe way to lose weight, and if any readers have opinions or experience I’d be most interested if you’ll share them.

The Safety of Drinking Water

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My mini-series on water continues with the safety of drinking water, after starting with a previous post looking at drinking water for good health, (where you can also do a quiz to check how much water YOU should drink each day).

One school of thought regarding tap water safety maintains that it is safe to drink so long as it meets the safety standards of the developed countries in which most of us are luckly enough to live.  Drinking water is one of our essential commodities and its quality standards are regulated strictly, so many people argue that it’s unnecessary to use water filters, bottled water etc if you live in area where the drinking water meets the federal, state and local standards.

In truth, what comes to your house if you get city water is likely to be very good quality compared to what the rest of the world drinks, and even compared to the water people used to drink in days gone by. A quick glance at Wikipedia will show you the how many diseases are water-borne.

But there are those who are not convinced that the standards applied are good enough. Here is probably the best article on the safety of drinking water that I have found, by Dr Susanne Bennett in the Huffington Post.

Here are some further points I uncovered in my researches:

Bottled water is generally perceived as pure, clean, of good quality and ‘protected’ but if you do decide to drink bottled water for health reasons, check that the water you buy is safe, because bottled water is not as well regulated as municipal water and may actually be less pure.  Also it is more expensive per gallon than gasoline and transporting it incurs a huge carbon footprint. So it’s an expensive option and can cost up to 1000 times more than drinking the water from your tap. The bottled water industry is the fastest growing segment of the entire beverage industry and by far the most profitable.

Carbonated water, soda water, seltzer water, sparkling water and tonic water are considered soft drinks and are not as highly regulated as bottled water.

Alkaline Water for Health

Alkaline water is said to hydrate the body better because it penetrates cells more effectively.  Supporters of drinking alkaline water for health benefits, such as the marketers of Kangen water systems, say it prevents disease and slows the aging process.

They also claim it stops free radicals from forming, flushes toxins from cells and prevents toxins from accumulating, provides essential minerals, promotes normal blood flow and maintains normal blood pH. If the price tag is a bit steep for you, click the picture to visit Amazon anyway as there are less expensive models.

While I am a supporter of the alkaline diet in general, I have not used alkaline water. Please share your experiences in a comment if you have tried it.

Looking at other water “machines”, drinking water from a water softener is not recommended because:

When water is softened, the calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with sodium ions. Soft water feels good on the skin and is easier on household appliances, but it raises some health concerns when it comes time to drink it. Read more

Some people have concerns about drinking from water fountains. The article from which I quote (below) was discussing schools, but the risk could be the same for any old building.

Older schools may contain lead-soldered pipes that allow the metal to flake into water supplies or result in lead-contaminated water, especially when the water sits over weekends and holidays. Read more

This transitions us from the safety of drinking water onto the next article in my series.

Foods to stop acne

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Stop Acne Breakouts

For my next few posts I will look at acne, often called zits, starting with foods to stop acne.

To set the scene, acne is an extremely common skin disorder affecting many people between the ages of 12 and 30. It’s more common in males because male sex hormones stimulate the production of sebum and keratin which lead to blocked pores. During puberty, hormones are more active in both sexes, so girls can also be susceptible.

However acne is not confined to teenagers. Hormonal imbalances and all drugs – especially steroids (including the Pill and HRT) – can contribute to acne.  Some women suffer from pre-menstrual acne due to progesterone release after ovulation.

First I will be looking at dietary aspects of stopping acne and over the next few days I shall bring you some life-style tips to help your quest for a clear complexion.

What causes acne?

Hormones stimulate the production of sebum from sebaceous glands on the face, back, chest and shoulders, which also produce oil to lubricate our skin. If the glands are over-active, pores become sticky, trapping bacteria and skin to form a blockage that may eventually rupture, spreading inflammation.

Other possible blockages can come from eating excess saturated fats – such as those found in meat and dairy products – so be sure to minimise your consumption of these. However, you do need a good intake of essential fats, so foods to stop acne include oily fish, seeds and nuts. Lecithin granules can be added to food to help absorption of essential fats.

Treating acne

Conventional treatments for acne focus on over the counter remedies which may reduce inflammation but don’t get to the root of the problem. If acne becomes infected, antibiotics are prescribed and for persistent cases, a drug like Roaccutane.

One warning, it is dangerous for the baby if a woman becomes pregnant while taking this drug and as there are some other worrying side-effects, watching your diet is well worthwhile to avoid such risks.

There are other concerns about the side effects of using drugs for acne, so my recommendation would be to use natural methods where possible.

The skin is one of the body’s organs of elimination and if there are too many toxins for the liver and kidneys to process, some of these wastes are excreted through the skin as sweat. As toxins pass through the skin they can disrupt the health of the skin, so, a liver detoxification programme and a high fibre diet can help clear toxins. Also, be sure to minimise the load on the liver by reducing your every-day exposure to chemicals and pollution.

Foods to stop acne

To help cleansing, eat a high fibre diet – fruit and vegetables also contain antioxidants and other essential nutrients; for instance: peas, broccoli, green beans, berries. To prevent acne, the body’s acid/alkaline balance is important – bacteria flourish in an alkaline environment. Fruit and vegetables help maintain an alkaline balance.

Foods containing vitamins A, C and E are good for the skin. Vitamin A is found in tomatoes, red peppers, mango, carrots, sweet potatoes. Vitamins C and E can reduce spreading and scarring, respectively. Vitamin E is found in nuts, avocados, whole grains and green vegetables.

Vitamin A and zinc help the body fight infection.

If stress is a problem eat plenty of foods that contain vitamin B5, such as mushrooms, avocado, yoghurt, corn.

You can find an excellent chart of vitamins contained in food at KidsHealth.org.

As to possible dietary deficiencies, teenage diets, particularly in boys, may lack zinc (found in shellfish, soybeans, wholegrains, almonds and Brazil nuts) which is used up by spurts of growth and sexual maturing.

Garlic is a natural antibiotic that can destroy bacteria and enhance the immune system. It is best eaten raw.

A good intake of water is important to keep the skin hydrated.

I have already mentioned the importance of foods containing essential fatty acids (oily fish, nuts, seeds).

Foods to avoid for acne sufferers

Foods to avoid are: alcohol, butter, caffeine, cheese, chocolate, cocoa, cream, eggs, fried foods, hot/spicy foods, margarine, meat, dairy products, wheat, salt, sugar in all forms and soft drinks.

Obviously avoid all junk foods.

Acne and Food Intolerance

Sometimes acne is associated with low stomach acidity which leads to poor digestion. Exposed to inadequately digested food, the gut may become inflamed and ‘leaky’, allowing undigested foods into the bloodstream. This can cause an inappropriate response, or food intolerance.

Stomach acid level can easily be corrected by appropriate supplements (HCl) to improve digestion, and identifying and eliminating problem food(s) should give great improvement.

Common allergens are: dairy, wheat, eggs, citrus. It is well worth eliminating these from your diet for a month on a trial basis and noting the effect.

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Smoking Health Risks

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In previous posts I have suggested ways of stopping smoking, and rather taken for granted that everyone is familiar with smoking health risks.

Of course to some extent we are, but it can never be overemphasised, so I have taken a little time to bring together some of the lists of the diseases and health conditions associated with smoking..

Before getting into the lists, a very visual demonstration of the effects of cigarettes on your lungs. Here is a simple but very compelling video that shows an experiment any smoker can try, and they will quickly see for themselves precisely what they are doing to their lungs. Watch the video and please share this post widely with anyone who is still smoking.

Obviously don’t encourage anyone who doesn’t already smoke to try it – just let them watch the video, or if you are already a smoker do the experiment for yourself and show them what happens.

Smoking Health Risks

Quoting from LiveStrong:

Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing an estimated 438,000 deaths each year, according to the National Cancer Institute.

And LiveStrong lists the following smoking related diseases

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mainly emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
  • Lung Cancer (leading cause of cancer death in the USA)

A little further research quickly confirmed that it’s not just lung cancer. Quoting from Cancer.org:

Besides lung cancer, tobacco use also increases the risk for cancers of the mouth, lips, nasal cavity (nose) and sinuses, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, cervix, colon/rectum, ovary (mucinous), and acute myeloid leukemia. (Source: Cancer Facts & Figures 2012)

But even those are just the tip of the ice-berg. I didn’t have to dig too hard to uncover these additional health risks linked to tobacco smoking:

  • Alzheimer’s / dementia
  • Gum disease, bad breath, loose teeth
  • Diabetes -<< see my article earlier in the year
  • Dupuytren’s disease (an abnormal thickening of the skin on the palm of the hand)
  • Infertility and / or reduced sexual performance
  • Premature ageing (poor skin condition, wrinkling)
  • Macular degeneration (worsening eyesight)
  • Exacerbates asthma
  • Crohn’s disease (inflammation of the bowels)

And remember that these are not just risks affecting the smoker. Because of passive smoking, anyone who inhales second-hand smoke from someone else’s cigarettes is at an increased risk of these health problems. Your children? Your spouse? Your parents? Your friends?

Smoking in pregnancy

For pregnant Mums or those who may become pregnant there is no doubt as to the risk to the baby, of stillbirth, premature birth and sudden infant death syndrome. The evidence is incontrovertible:

All studies over the past 50 years have established clearly that maternal smoking causes a range of serious birth defects including heart defects, missing/deformed limbs, clubfoot, gastrointestinal disorders, and facial disorders (for example, of the eyes and cleft lip/palate) Source

 

Avoiding the Health Risks of Smoking

I hope the above lists of smoking health risks have reinforced the reasons to quit using tobacco. Below are links to my tips in previous posts that I hope will help you or someone you care about.


Improve Your Health with Juicing

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improve your health with juicingCurrently there is much interest in trying juicing as a way to improve health and wellbeing and to feel good. When you juice you get all the advantages of the fruits and vegetables with decreased calories, and you get those benefits instantly. If you are looking for a juice diet there are a lot of different ones to pick from. Some can easily be applied for the rest of your life while others are intended to be used short term.

There are a lot of programs that are designed to use juice consumption to provide fast relief from health conditions which are causing immediate pain. Juice therapy is a great way to alkalize our bodies swiftly and do away with an acidic stomach and the troubles which go with it. It is a quite effective way to deal with the issue. It really is essential to understand, though, that the benefits you gain are going to be restricted unless in addition , you remove the source of the acidic condition. If you continue in the same life style and eating the same negative foods then juicing will simply help for so long.

Men and women who are willing to spend money on juicing equipment are generally serious enough to change their dietary plan in other ways, so this conflict will hardly ever apply. Juicing will work best in a scenario where the normal diet has been overhauled, whether it is being used for short term pain alleviation or as part of a longer illness management program. If juice is being use to alleviate an acidic condition, you ought to need to use gradually less of it with time. Basing the diet plan around alkalizing foods can easily give respite from stomach acid and acid reflux conditions, and it can also lay the building blocks for recuperation from stomach ulcers.

The use of juicing in ulcer therapy is something which needs very careful thought, as juice can have a different effect when the body is in an extremely acidic condition. A common juice such as orange juice is generally nutritious and is a wonderfully reasonable juice to drink. Even though the OJ is acidic the stomach will produce what’s necessary to digest it. But if you’re over acidic the alkalizing affect is will be null and void. The acid in the orange juice will cause pain to the tummy. You have to fully understand which juices to utilize and when to utilize them.

A continual juice program can easily have more significant outcomes and be of great benefit to your health. Start out drinking easily ingested juices and then go from there. Grape and apple juice are wonderful to start with. Bu think long term when you buy a juicer. You wish to be able to juice all varieties of things in it. A quality juicer may be more high priced at the start, but it will be more durable and will save you dollars in the long term.

Getting the proper juicing equipment is 1 of the keys to obtaining the very best from your therapy, no matter what its purpose. If you are only intending to utilize juice for a small amount of time, then it truthfully isn’t going to be worth your while purchasing a top quality twin gear juice machine. Using a more affordable model is fine in this case. If, even so, you’re planning to make juice therapy a vital part of the regime, you will reap the benefits of a higher quality product in more ways than one.

A twin gear juice machine will enable you to extract the highest possible amount of nutrient from the fruits and vegetables which you obtain for juicing. It’s a expensive investment but well worth it over time. A superior machine will need much less maintenance, and you will not need to continually be replacing parts. Excellent juicers can handle any vegetable or fruit which you might want to introduce into your nutritional regime.

There is still debate over exactly what juicing can easily do for you, and there are lots of differences of thoughts and opinions even among those that are convinced of it is effectiveness. It also has to be borne in mind that each individual body and health is different, and not everybody will respond to the same regime in the same way. It truly is important to use the Internet to do as much research as you possibly can, and to keep records of your own experimenting and your own results. By finding what works for you, it is easy to get the best results from your own juicing.

To learn more about juicing for health why not look at Juicing for Health.

Bones and calcium supplements

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Supplements for bone buildingYesterday’s news (in all senses of the phrase) was that calcium supplements for bone building have their down-side (with the reported link to heart attacks), and anyway are unlikely to be effective as a stand-alone approach – even with the addition of vitamin D3. If you missed my previous post, read about calcium and heart attacks here.

As I have observed in my clients’ Hair Mineral Analysis results, most people have excess calcium that they cannot absorb because of a relative magnesium deficiency. On the balance of probability from clients I have tested, there’s a fair chance this applies to YOU, so I am making available for you to download, a couple of free handouts on magnesium that I produced as part of my nutrition training:

Should you prefer a more accurate assessment than that (and you should!) I recommend a Hair Mineral Analysis test, available worldwide so long as you can send off a few locks of hair.

In case my enthusiasm for magnesium tempts you into a magnesium hyper-drive, I’ll quote some cautionary words from my own handouts:

While magnesium deficiency is not good, neither is excess. Large doses of magnesium can cause diarrhoea, nausea and headaches. Toxicity is rare because your body will normally excrete any excess. However magnesium is often used in antacids and laxatives, so over-use of either type of preparation may cause an excess, particularly in the elderly. Certain bone tumours and cancers can raise magnesium levels. Magnesium supplements should not be taken if any of these apply – or if you have, or suspect, kidney problems.

So, as always, please check your health plans with your medically qualified practitioner, and do not adjust your prescribed medications without his agreement.

Yesterday, while mocking the belated release of “news” about calcium and heart-attacks, I mentioned Dr Paul Clayton and how much I respect his work, because of his scientific approach and qualifications. (As an aside, if you are going to buy just one book on health, this should be it.)

Bones and calcium supplements

So what does he think about calcium supplements and bone-building? Here’s a brief quote from the section of his book, headed “The calcium fallacy” – which does rather give a hint:

Calcium in the diet or in supplements cannot be built into bone unless the other elements necessary for bone growth are also present.

The subject of bone-building and supplementation is just too complex to do justice to in a short post like this, and I couldn’t begin to approach the professionalism with which Dr Clayton writes, so for what I consider to be the definitive “bone-building” advice, I recommend Dr C’s book.

Alongside many other health topics (maintaining fitness, fighting cancer, saving your skin, diabetes, immune system, Alzheimer’s, anti-aging, preserving memory) his book includes a complete chapter on “Bones”, which sets out his specific anti-osteoporosis recommendations.

The bottom line is that if effective bone building is your mission you’ll need far more nutrients than just calcium and D3. You also need the correct levels of:

  • Vitamins K, B6, C
  • Minerals: Zinc, Manganese, Copper, traces of Boron and Molybdenum
  • Omega 3 fish oils
  • Other beneficial supplements: Glucosamine hydrochloride (not sulphate), Silicic acid

Furthermore, you’ll need to avoid the risk factors that suppress bone-building:

  • Smoking
  • Saturated fats (blocks progesterone)
  • Poor diet
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Inactivity OR excess exercise
  • Stress and depression (increase steroids)
  • Excess alcohol
  • Sulphates, which increase calcium excretion

Dr Clayton’s book achieves the almost impossible task of being informative, authoritative – yet still an interesting and entertaining read for the casual reader, or health professionals. For science based advice on bones and nutritional supplements, learn more about this book at Amazon, below:

Your Questions About Healthy Diet Pills

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Mary asks…

Are diet pills healthy and do they help you lose weight?

My cousin is 17 years old,weighs about 200lbs, and is 5’3. She is very determined to loose weight. She is planning on dieting,working out, and even buying diet pills…but is that healthy and how efficient are diet pills….would they help her loose weight??

agony-aunt answers:

No! They don’t work and can even be dangerous.

You’re better off with exercises such as running and swimming that are good for losing wieght, and stay away from junk food ,fried foods and red meat. Instead eat more fish, fruits and vegetables. I have lots of free information on healthy ways to lose weight on my website: http://healthyweightloss4all.com/

Digestive Problems? Review of Great Taste No Pain

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It’s all very well talking about healthy eating, but if you think your diet is already healthy yet you still have digestive problems and gastritis, you have nothing to lose and plenty to learn from checking what the “Great Taste No Pain” plan can do for you – in as little as one day!

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Quick Description of The “Great Taste No Pain” method to cure indigestion

With more than 1 out of 3 adults in the US (70 million) taking OTC or prescription pills for digestive disorders and the pain associated with them, as a nation, we have serious health problems. And we’re spreading our problems around the world.

What most people are frustrated with is that even if they eat how most health professionals consider to be healthy, a large percentage of people STILL experience digestive problems. And so most people resort to drugs, surgery or eating bland foods. Or they just continue to suffer.

That’s why the Great Taste No Pain System was developed — to help slash some of the $42 billion dollars spent on those pills in the US alone.

This simple eating system is designed to dramatically reduce the acid pH measure in a person’s entire body — not just in the stomach. It does so by increasing the ratio of alkaline forming foods eaten and by showing you how to combine foods in a way that radically decreases the amount of acid digestive juices in the stomach and small intestines required to break down foods. With me so far? Hope so, because this is important stuff.

One of the primary components of the Great Taste No Pain System is the science of food combining, which was first introduced into the US in 1911 by Dr. William Hay, a New York surgeon who used it to cure his Bright’s Disease, a kidney disease which was often fatal at that time. In fact, among the many thousands of lives it claimed was Teddy Roosevelt’s first wife, who died of Bright’s Disease at just 22 years of age.

A basic knowledge of Junior High chemistry is all it takes to see the logic behind this science: Mixing foods that require alkaline digestive enzymes with foods that require acid digestive enzymes slows and can even stop the digestive process. It can and does delay digestion by as much as 10 hours and more. This is incredibly bad for the body. The Great Taste No Pain system alleviates this problem, speeding food through your body, allowing it to absorb nutrients from foods at a much higher level.

In addition, one of the manuals in the Great Taste No Pain system, ‘Foods That Create Acid, Foods That Take It Away,’ is as clear as I’ve ever seen this data presented. Follow this simple guide and your body will use a minimum of energy in the digestion process, which leaves more energy for healing and other daily functions your body carries out.

This is a timely set of guides, because with our society’s addiction to the convenience of processed foods, in many respects our health challenges are far worse than they were in 1911.

Great Taste No Pain author, Sherry Brescia, was a former Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferer herself. In fact, in 1991, she spent 7 days in the hospital with bacterial colitis.

As a health insurance researcher and Chief Underwriter, she was able to research the benefits of an alkaline- balanced body and over the next 15 years perfected the system she now calls Great Taste No Pain.

She meshed a number of philosophies proven to help alkalize the body to create this simple system that anyone can follow regardless of where they are or what food choices they have available to them.

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What I Like:

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Taste: Unlike most restrictive diets, Great Taste No Pain cannot actually be called a diet, because it allows you to eat even great volumes of delicious food as long as you combine it according to a few simple guidelines. It truly requires very little willpower. Perhaps the greatest news for people who love to eat is that the 176 page recipe book in the system is stuffed with breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks that are unbelievably tasty. No rabbit food. Gourmet all the way, yet the meals (if you like to cook) only take between 15 and 30 minutes of prep time and make tons of yummy leftovers. So you can throw away the belief that you can’t eat healthy on a super-busy schedule.

Speed: I love that you don’t have to read 300+ pages before learning what to do. In the first guide, ‘How To End Stomach Pain Forever, Even If Your MD/GP says, “No Way,”‘ it provides a brief background on the science and then quickly moves onto the step-by-step ‘how to.’ I really love that.

Simplicity: The second Guide in the GTNP System is ‘What To Eat With What.’ This is a massive compilation. Every kind of food that you could possibly put in your mouth is listed, along with the corresponding foods that combine with it for easy comfortable digestion, and those foods that don’t. This guide is complete and really easy to follow.

More Simplicity: Traveling is the one thing that can ruin even the healthiest eaters. But in Great Taste No Pain, Sherry gives you a ‘Pocket Guide For Pain-Free Dining Out.’ This tool is phenomenal. You can store this with your credit cards and, until you understand what combines with what, all you have to do is pull out your pocket guide and quickly note the rule, so you can eat and enjoy the rest of your day, pain-free.

Meat: While meat is not something people with digestive issues usually tolerate well on a daily basis (hence the daily pain), the problem isn’t so much the meat as it is what you eat with the meat.

That is why each of the Guides in the system, including the recipe book, lists every possible food you can combine with meats without suffering. Most people will suddenly be able to eat beef, chicken, fish, pork, turkey, venison and any other type of meat they want. As long as you combine it right… no pain at all! And broccoli, lettuce, cucumbers and other veggies that can create havoc suddenly will not. That I love.

Fruit: Ask anyone that suffers stomach problems about fruit and you’ll hear horror stories. So sadly, the most perfect food on the planet is shunned by a huge part of our world’s population. No longer. Because you will soon learn why fruit causes you trouble and how to easily change that. You CAN eat fruit again, even if it now makes you turn blue! It’s true!

While each Guide in the system is detailed and complete, they are spelled out in the clearest language possible. So I don’t doubt Sherry’s claim that any 11 year old could teach it. This I really love.

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Things To Watch For:

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The one thing you want to be careful of is that once you start eating as prescribed in Great Taste No Pain, you could quickly begin to feel all powerful. You might start to think you are “cured” of your digestive problems since they went away so fast and since you have so much extra energy.

That would be a mistake.

Technically there is no “cure” for most digestive problem, because technically they are not diseases at all. They are maladies brought on by eating the wrong foods and by eating them in the wrong combination. So the principles in Great Taste No Pain are not a “cure”, since people with a sensitive stomach will always be prone to problems. The program is merely a way to make all symptoms go away forever and give you a lot more energy.

For example, let’s say you have Diverticulitis or Crohn’s, following the program in Great Taste No Pain can help you get rid of your symptoms very quickly.

But a year later, if you start eating like you used to, guess what? Yep, the symptoms will come back. You see, the principles that Great Taste No Pain is based on are sound. They work for everyone. But if you think that because you’ve been symptom-free for a long time, you’ve been “cured,” think again. Go against these principles of easy digestion, and the problem can come back with a vengeance. Remember, good health comes from living a healthy lifestyle, not a”do it once and you’re fixed” approach.

Another thing you might want to be prepared for is that since Great Taste No Pain cleanses your digestive tract, initially you could get a little diarrhea. If you experience constipation on a fairly regular basis, you might get a little “looseness” at first, but it will end soon.

Also, due to the detoxing going on, you might get a runny nose or get some other cold-like symptoms at first. It’s nothing to worry about. If you do, while it might not be fun, it does mean it’s working. It means your body is becoming purer and the toxins are leaving. And that is a very good thing.

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My strong recommendation is that for anyone who wants more energy, sounder and longer sleep, migraine headaches to stop almost immediately, pain from gastritis and acid reflux to stop almost instantly, and the pain of digestive problems to stop or be reduced dramatically, get over to “Great Taste No Pain” now and get the whole system.

Many people will feel a major difference in their bodies on the very first day. Often it just takes one meal. After you have been following it for a week or more, feel free to let me know how you like it. I personally believe that anyone who adopts this simple, enjoyable food combining method will reap gigantic health benefits. So if that is what you are looking for, get over to Great Taste No Pain and get started today.

Are You Looking For Ways To Slow Down Getting Older?

Everyone gets older, but not everyone has to feel or look old. Living longer and avoiding age-related problems isn’t impossible. You just have to know what you’re doing. Using the advice in this article will help you find more happy years.

Turn that frown upside down to avoid wrinkles and lines. It sounds silly, but it really is true. Give yourself a pinch when you feel a frown coming on. Over time, you should be able to break this unattractive habit.

Learning new things is one of the keys to be healthy in your aging process. Life-long learning is fundamental.

Make your home your own. You need to adjust your home to your preferences as you age. To make any place comfortable, decorate it with familiar, special items that are meaningful to you.

Having good friends is a great way to make yourself feel good. You are never to old to enjoy the pleasure of making new friends. Go out the door, find new people and create friendships to lead far more than just a life worth living.

TIP! A helpful aging tip is to not always think about numbers. Your age or your weight are numbers you should stop obsessing over.

As you age, your home is a reflection of who you are and becomes your personal sanctuary. Make your home personalized to fit your needs and comforts, so you can always have a welcoming place to return to after dealing with the daily trials of life. Your cozy home will be awaiting you at the end of each day.

Look at life as a journey that should be enjoyed and explored. Set milestones and goals for yourself. Reaching goals should be an ever evolving process.

It is very important to eat right. Aim for a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and limit your intake of fats and sugars. This sort of diet will help keep you healthy in terms of your mental and physical well being.

Stay hydrated. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day is important when you are getting older, as you are at an increased risk of dehydration.

Take extra precautions to reduce your risk of falling. For those considered senior citizens, the number one cause of fractures, broken bones, significant injuries, and death is falls. You can improve your balance and become more physically fit by making an effort to take 30-minute walks, three days per week. Getting more Vitamin D and calcium and doing weight training exercises can help strengthen your bone density.

Getting Older is not all bad. You can still have an active and vibrant life provided that you take good care of your body and mind. In regard to these tips, find ways to build them into your daily routine so that you can see the best benefit possible.

If you found this information helpful, for more tips I advise you to learn more about how a good nutritional supplement can help your health with a free ebook from my Mineral Therapy Site. Choosing A Supplement Program.

Clear Up Your Skin By Following These Tips

Pimples can scar your skin as well as make you feel self-conscious around other people. Acne is stereotypically a teen problem, but adults are affected, as well. You need simple information that you can easily understand to help you treat and prevent acne problems. Read this article to get started.

You should always avoid popping, or picking at, pimples pimples. When you pop a pimple, you can cause the spreading of bacteria, and that will result in blemishes. Picking at zits blemishes can cause scarring over time.

TIP! Tea tree oils can be particularly helpful for reducing the amount of acne on your face. Tea tree oil provides a non-trying way to eliminate oil from backing up in your pores.

Change your pillowcase everyday to help with pimples. Consider this! Realize that this is what you are rolling on night in and night out. To avoid continual contamination, consider using a fresh pillowcase every night.

Pimples breakouts can be caused by extremes in temperature. When it is warm outside, your body will sweat more. Sweat clogs pores and irritates your skin. Standing sweat can cause pimples. If the weather’s cold, you may get dry skin. Neither option is good.

To help reduce your zits, try wearing no makeup. Try less irritating cosmetics, as well, like water-based makeup. It’s very tempting to use make-up as an pimples cover-up, but it does nothing but clog pores. If you stop wearing makeup for a few days, you will clean your pores and your skin.

Steer clear of stress whenever feasible. Stress can’t cause acne, but it can increase the severity of the problem in people who already suffer from the condition.

Drinks, such as soft drinks, coffee and tea may contain caffeine that can aggravate zits and make it worse. If you’re able to cut back some on caffeine consumption, your acne might improve.

Changing over to all-natural skin care products can make a big impact on zits problems. Products that are common and widely available in stores often contain harsh chemicals that will worsen your current skin condition. This results in more pimples due to blocked pores. Products that are natural tend to also have antibacterial agents in them, which helps heal your skin.

TIP! Make sure you keep your pillowcases clean. Think about it.

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. Indoor or outdoor, try to find a pool you can use. Swimming releases tension and relaxes the body and mind which can alleviate stress induced zits. Swimming in a pool has another benefit, as some people find that the chlorinated water diminishes their acne.

Are you aware that using a cell phone can result in pimples? Your earpiece may pick up oils and dirt from your face, then rub these substances against your skin every time you use your phone. Try cleaning the phone with a cotton ball dampened with alcohol in order to keep it away from these oils. When you talk on the phone, avoid pressing it against your face.

To help your pimples to improve, touch your face as few times as possible. This includes rubbing or popping pimples. This will reduce the amount of bacteria and oil that is transferred to your face from your hands. You should also know that popping zits can result in infections.

TIP! Your acne can be worsened by eating too much meat and dairy products. Many people feel that hormones in meat and milk can adversely affect acne; therefore, reducing your consumption of them will probably help your acne.

As stated above, having acne can prevent a person from having an active social life. Unfortunately the scars that can be caused by zits can affect you for the rest of your life. The advice contained above should give you a basic understand of what causes zits and how you can treat it to avoid scarring.

If you found this information helpful, for more tips I advise you to learn more about how a good nutritional supplement can help your health with a free ebook from my Mineral Therapy Site. Choosing A Supplement Program.

Check Out These Informative Tips To Help You Live Better With Diabetes

A life style change can be hard after years of habits. Changing certain habits is a necessity if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Read on to learn what changes to make to help you manage your diabetes better.

Almonds are excellent for handling those hunger urges and won’t upset any diabetic levels at all! Unsalted almonds are not only very healthy, but they contain protein, fiber and other essential nutrients. Fill a bowl with almonds for snacks you can grab whenever you feel hungry.

TIP! These days, diabetics are everywhere. Doing this will keep you from feeling upset about the news.

If you suffer from diabetes, as soon as you can, get tested for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can affect your health and your quality of life, but you can minimize the effects by getting treatment early.

You should always have a pack of gum or some other sugary substitute with you if you are afflicted by hypoglycemia. You should always be prepared because there is no way to know when you are going to suffer from hypoglycemia. Your body especially craves sugar in the morning, making breakfast a very important meal.

Sometimes when you’re a diabetic, and you are tempted to snack, it is hard to resist the goodies that surround you. It is important, though, that you bypass these snacks and eat a complex carbohydrate, such as fruit or vegetables.

TIP! Add more fibers to your diet to reduce the risks of getting diabetes. By eating more whole wheat and grains and more fiber-rich foods in general, you will be reducing your overall intake of foods high on the glycemic index that are packed with sugar.

If you have diabetes, it is very important to take great care in managing what you eat. You have to remember that different foods are going to have different effects on the level of glucose in your blood, which could make you sick. Bigger meals will need higher injections of insulin, and small meals might require less. If you carefully consider what you eat, your glucose levels can easily be managed.

Gestational Diabetes

Developing gestational diabetes isn’t anybody’s fault. Gestational diabetes occurs to some people and there is rarely something anyone can do about it. Keep your stress level low, and think positively about your baby and yourself.

TIP! If you are dealing with hypoglycemia, it is critical you have gum or some other sugar food on hand wherever you go. Hypoglycemia can strike at any time, and you must be prepared for an attack.

Don’t worry if your high blood sugar raises directly after having a type of low glucose reaction. It may be caused by overcompensating with the food or drink you take or it can be a hormonal response of your body to combat the low glucose level. When this happens, you may want to reduce the food and liquids by about 50 percent and see how if affects your blood sugar levels within half an hour.

Unless your doctor tells you different, you should take your fast-acting insulin no more than 15 minutes before eating. This type of insulin is only effective if taken at the proper time and dosage for each person.

Favorite Foods

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You don’t have to eliminate your favorite foods from your diet, but you likely will need to modify how you eat them. One of the challenges of having diabetes is not getting to eat what you want. Lots of people think they have to eliminate the majority of the foods they love. Others tend to ignore the diet and eat their favorite foods anyway. Look for alternatives to your favorite dishes if they are unhealthy. You can easily make many foods more diabetes-friendly by switching out problem ingredients.

Although rare, there are some cases of diabetes that have cured. When you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to remember that the changes you make will need to be followed for the rest of your life. The information above will help you to know what you need to do. The rest is up to you.

If you found this information helpful, for more tips I advise you to learn more about how a good nutritional supplement can help your health with a free ebook from my Mineral Therapy Site. Choosing A Supplement Program.

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