of Hormones and Neurotransmitters
- Justin Opal, RPT
overview of the extreme importance of lifestyle on health.
Who we are is greatly dictated by the delicate balance
of hormones within our bodies. Hormones are regulated
by the endocrine system which is sensitive to environment,
thought, stress and diet. Hormones and neurotransmitters
are chemical messengers that relay vital instructions
through out our entire bodies. All of our hormones were
designed to be in harmony with each other and nature’s
circadian rhythms (night and day cycles and seasons).
Even one hormone out of balance will send the whole system
into dysfunction ...
to Understand Food Labels Nutrition Facts Panel, Navigating
Food Labels - Dianne Villano, CPFI
Here are a
few tips to help you dissect the food label before your
next visit to the supermarket ... Just because the food
label lists a certain number of calories per serving does
NOT mean that's how much YOU eat. In fact, almost everyone
I know consumes much more than the serving size listed
on the Nutrition Facts panel. Many times the amounts are
just not realistic, and most people -- rather than counting
out 15 chips or measuring a three-ounce serving -- either
fool themselves into thinking they're eating the "right
amount" or ignore it altogether. And because the
ENTIRE Nutrition Facts panel is based on the "serving
size," it's very important to get it right or all
the information will be inaccurate.
- Mike Howard
Okay, so we all know that
water is good for us and that we should drink plenty of
it. Exactly how much water we need, however has been the
subject of much debate, and remains an enigma to this
day ... Is there such thing as too much?
don’t think that you eat much sugar?
- Doug Setter
In order to metabolize
table sugar (sucrose), the human body must deplete its
own stores of vitamins and minerals. High sugar consumption
is linked with diseases such as: obesity, cancer, diabetes
and cardiovascular disease. Currently, the average North
American consumes over 130 pounds of sugar annually or
40 teaspoons daily. While near impossible to avoid, it
is a good idea to restrict your intake...
for Cold Sores - Doug Setter
... Certain foods that
you eat will boost your immune system, encourage intestinal
flora (good bacteria) and inhibit the herpes virus. Keep
in mind that the herpes virus thrives with the amino acid
arginine, but not with lysine. Therefore, it is important
to lower your intake of arginine and increase your intake
of lysine when you have canker or cold sores ...
The Mediterranean Diet
Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes. Making the Mediterranean
Diet Even Healthier. The Mediterranean diet has been proven
time and again to be a healthy pattern of eating. But
is it possible to make the Mediterranean diet even healthier?
The Mediterranean diet has been proven time and again
to be a healthy pattern of eating. Just last week, two
studies published in the Journal of the American Medical
Association showed that a Mediterranean-style diet can
substantially reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2
diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and add years of life.
But is it possible to make the Mediterranean diet even
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