Saturday, 29 November 2014




Fish oil helps you lose weight by helping you burn fat... by decreasing insulin levels.


Insulin discourages your body from burning stored fat as fuel and encourages your body to store more fat, especially when you eat too much. Taking fish oil lowers insulin levels and promotes fat burning instead of fat storage. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that supplementing the diet with omega 3 fish oil increases the number of fat calories burned per day by up to 26%!



Technically speaking, insulin inhibits the enzyme lipase which breaks down stored fat and readies it to be used as fuel. A study from the Kao Corporation in Tochigi, Japan, and published in the July 2008 Journal of Nutrition, showed that lab mice that receivedsupplements of fish oil and ate a diet high in fat metabolized more fat and gained less weight than mice eating a high fat diet but not getting the fish oil supplements.

Omega 3s also promotes burning fat (and therefore weight loss) by increasing levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin is decreases appetite and aids in the burning of fat.


Fish oil helps you lose weight by helping your body store carbs as glycogen instead of body fat.


Fish oil helps weight loss by making you less hungry. A recent study showed that when obese subjects took omega 3 fatty acid supplements in addition to following a weight loss program, they tended to feel fuller longer. And who doesn't want that? Researchers at the University of Navarra, University of Iceland and University College Cork went on to say that if additional studies support this, fish oil will become a heavy hitter when it comes to weight loss. But we say, why wait if you can feel full now?

Feeling full from fish oil may be attributed to omega 3s increasing the levels of the hormone leptin.

Fish oil seems to support good circulation, brain health and good mood. Some individuals report that fish oil helps them feel satisfied so they don’t crave fatty foods as "feel good" comfort foods. Being happy can go a long way when it comes to weight loss!





Saturday, 22 November 2014




  1. Helps Your Digestions with Enzymes - Raw kiwi contains actinidain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that can help digest a meal much like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple.


  2. Helps Manage Blood Pressure - Kiwi’s high level of potassium helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.

  3. Protects from DNA Damage - A study by Collins, Horska and Hotten showed that the unique combination of antioxidants in Kiwi fruit helps protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage. Some experts conclude this can help prevent cancer.

  4. Boosts Your Immunity - Kiwi’s high vitamin C content along with other antioxidant compounds has been proven to boost the immune system.

  5. Smart Carb for Weight Loss - Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content means it will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents — so the body will not respond by storing fat.

  6. Improves Digestive Health - Kiwis are a great source of fiber. This prevents constipation and other intestinal problems.

  7. Helps Clean Out Toxins - The fuzzy fiber of Kiwi helps bind and move toxins from your intestinal tract.

  8. Helps Fight Heart Disease - Eating 2-3 kiwis a day has been shown to reduce the potential of blood clotting by 18% and reduce triglycerides by 15%. Many individuals take aspirin to reduce blood clotting, but this causes many side effects including inflammation and intestinal bleeding. Kiwi fruit has the same anti-clotting benefits with no side effects, just additional health benefits!

  9. Suitable For Diabetics - Kiwi is in the ‘low’ category for glycemic index, meaning it does not raise your blood sugar quickly. It has a glycemic load of 4 which means it is safe for diabetics.

  10. Protects Against Macular Degeneration and Other Eye Problems - Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. A study on over 110,000 men and women showed that eating 3 or more serving of fruit per day decreased macular degeneration by 36%. This is thought to be associated with the kiwi’s high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin — both of which are natural chemicals found in the human eye. Although both fruits and vegetables were studied, this same effect was not shown for vegetables.

  11. Create Alkaline Balance - Kiwi is in the ‘most alkaline’ category for fruits, meaning it has a rich supply of minerals to replace the excess of acidic foods most individuals consume. A few of the benefits of a properly acid/alkaline balanced body are: youthful skin, deeper sleep, abundant physical energy, fewer colds, less arthritis, and reduced osteoporosis.

  12. Great for the Skin - Kiwis are a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect skin from degeneration.

  13. Exotic Taste and Look for Food Variety - Kiwis look and taste great. Kids often love them because they are so different from most fruits. For nutritional balance it is always good to eat a variety of foods. Each food has its own unique qualities and powers. The trouble with most people’s diet is that we eat such a limited number of foods. It increases our chances of not getting enough of important nutrients.

  14. Naturally Organic - Kiwi fruit is on the list of foods that are generally safe from a lot of pesticide residues. For 2012 it came in with the top 10 safest foods. While it is always good to support organic when you can as a matter of principle, it’s also good to know whether there is a big danger if organic is not available or viable for you.



Tuesday, 18 November 2014




Old man has 8 hairs on his head.
He went to Barber shop.
Barber in anger asked:
shall I cut or count ?
Old man smiled and said:
"Colour it!" 
LIFE is to enjoy with whatever you have with you, keep smiling.
If you feel STRESSED,
Give yourself A Break.
Enjoy Some..
Ice cream
Choclates
Candy
Cakes
Why?
B'Coz
STRESSED if Spelled backwards is
DESSERTS 
Alphabetic advice for you:
A B C
Avoid Boring Company.
D E F
Don't Entertain Fools.
G H I
Go for High Ideas.
J K L M
Just Keep a friend like ME.
N O P
Never Overlook the Poor n suffering.
Q R S
Quit Reacting to Silly tales.
T U V
Tune Urself for ur Victory.
W X Y Z
We Xpect You to Zoom ahead in life
The 26 letters of the English alphabet are so intelligently arranged ... they show you the way of life....
"A"lways "B"e "C"ool. "D"on't have "E"go with "F"riends n Family. "G"iveup "H"urting "I"ndividuals. "J"ust "K"eep "L"oving "M"ankind. "N"ever "O"mit "P"rayers. "Q"uietly "R"emember God. "S"peak "T"ruth. "U"se "V"alid "W"ords. "X"press "Y"our "Z"eal.
I like the msg tat's why I'm sharing them with u.❤️
Hv a Blessed day!

Monday, 10 November 2014


The first tier of treatment entails the lowest risk, but it demands the most self-control. Often, simple lifestyle adjustments can greatly improve fatigue as well as overall health.


Fatigue in the daytime is closely tied to a woman's sleeping habits. Often during menopause, when women experience other common symptoms such as night sweats or sleeping disorders, the sleep cycle is interrupted, which can lead to fatigue. In such cases, the importance of a good night's sleep cannot be emphasized enough. In addition to cutting out caffeine and alcohol, it can also be useful to use the bedroom only for sleeping.







Paying attention to diet is helpful as well. Eating more alkaline-forming foods such as figs, beets, leafy greens, almonds, dates, and parsley are beneficial in fighting fatigue, since these foods have been shown to balance blood pH levels and boost energy.

On the other hand, if a woman is experiencing fatigue due to anxiety or stress, practicing stress reduction techniques – such as yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises – will help to reduce fatigue.


Lifestyle changes are an outstanding way to relieve fatigue and improve health, but they can be hard to put into regular practice. In addition, though they may relieve the symptoms of fatigue, they do not address the common underlying cause, a hormonal imbalance. However, alternative treatments are a safe way of treating hormonal deficiencies, and they are highly effective. Keep reading to find out more about natural treatments for fatigue.

ref: http://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/fatigue-treatments.htm

Sunday, 9 November 2014

vitamin D


Vitamin D has received a great deal of attention recently. Vitamin D has long been recognized as primarily a regulator of calcium and phosphorus, helping to protect bone density. In recent years, however, our understanding of the functions of vitamin D in the body has expanded. Vitamin D is now understood to play an important rolein metabolic and immune system functions. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of illnesses and chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes,metabolic syndrome, pulmonary disease, and chronic pain.

We've seen evidence that vitamin D deficiency is associated with sleep problems, particularly with daytime sleepiness. A new study examined the link between daytime sleepiness and vitamin D, and also considered one of the major risk factors of vitamin D deficiency: skin pigmentation.

Researchers at Louisiana State University investigated the relationship between vitamin D and daytime sleepiness with two specific goals in mind. First, they wanted to determine whether a correlation exists between vitamin D levels in the body and excessive daytime sleepiness. Second, they sought to evaluate the role that race might play in the relationship between daytime sleepiness and vitamin D.

In earlier work, researchers at LSU had observed that more than half of the patients who came to their sleep clinic with sleep problems and with chronic pain were also deficient in vitamin D. They noticed this cluster of symptoms appeared to occur more often in patients who were African-American.

Vitamin D is actually a fat-soluble hormone that the body can receive in food and also through supplements. But the primary -- and most effective -- way the body accumulates vitamin D is during exposure to sunlight. Exposure to sunlight prompts our skin to self-manufacture vitamin D. Increased skin pigmentation lowers the rateof manufacture of vitamin D. Therefore, greater levels of skin pigmentation are considered a risk factor for vitamin D deficiency.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly one-third of African-Americans are deficient in vitamin D. Other groups at risk of vitamin D deficiency include the elderly, the obese, pregnant and lactating women, and people who receive limited exposure to the sun.

The LSU study involved 81 patients, all of whom had either sleep problems or musculoskeletal pain either in the day or the evening, or both. Sixty-five percent of the patients in the study were white, and 35 percent were African-American. All of the patients in the study group were diagnosed with a sleep disorder. Nearly three-quarters had obstructive sleep apnea, while others suffered from insomnia or restless leg syndrome. All patients were evaluated for excessive daytime sleepiness using the Epworth Sleep Scale, a standard measurement. Their levels of vitamin D were measured using blood tests.

The results of the study support a strong correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness and vitamin D. They also indicate that race is a factor in the relationship between vitamin D and daytime sleepiness. But the results were in some ways surprising and indicate a complicated relationship, particularly where race is concerned.

Here's an overview of the most important findings:
  • Sixty-five percent of the study population was found to have a vitamin D deficiency.

  • The patients with greater skin pigmentation had higher average levels of daytime sleepiness and lower average levels of vitamin D, compared to those with less skin pigmentation

  • African-American patients made up 35 percent of the study population, but 55 percent of the group that was deficient in vitamin D

  • Only 6 percent of the group without a vitamin D deficiency were African-American

  • Among those with deficiencies of vitamin D -- under 20 mg/mL as measured by a blood test -- there was no correlation between vitamin D levels and daytime sleepiness. This is the opposite of what was expected based on prior research.

  • An exception to this was found among African-American patients in the study group. Among those African-American patients with vitamin D deficiency, there was a direct correlation between levels of vitamin D and daytime sleepiness. Among these patients, higher vitamin D levels were associated with higher levels of daytime sleepiness -- the exact opposite of what was expected.

It is this last finding that is unexpected, and surprised researchers themselves, who expected to see lower levels of vitamin D associated with higher levels of daytime sleepiness.

Why might this have been the case? Additional research clearly is needed to further explore the role that skin pigmentation may play in vitamin D deficiency and its effect on sleep, and daytime sleepiness in particular. This was a small study, and larger-scale research may provide a clearer picture of this complicated relationship.

There are other important questions that arise. We can see an association between vitamin D deficiency and daytime sleepiness, but we don't have an understanding of cause and effect. Is vitamin D deficiency directly responsible for excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep problems? Or is poor sleep a consequence of other medical conditions associated with vitamin D deficiency, such as chronic pain? What are the biological mechanisms by which vitamin D -- and a lack thereof -- affect sleep functions in the body? There's a lot we don't yet know about the relationship between vitamin D and sleep.

If you're at risk for vitamin D deficiency, talk to your doctor. Supplements, dietary changes, and safe and controlled exposure to sun can all help boost levels in the body. Making sure your body has sufficient levels of vitamin D offers important health protections and, perhaps, a welcome boost of energy in place of daytime sleepiness.



ref:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-michael-j-breus/vitamin-d-sleep_b_2567445.html






shaklee independent distributor


The foundation stones of honesty, faith, love and loyalty are necessary for a balanced success of HEALTH, WEALTH and HAPPINESS.

LOVE


A) Company - We have to love the company as Shaklee provides us the resources to realize our dreams and live in a better life. There are many ways to show our love. We can do it by supporting all the training and events organized by the company. We can express it by supporting and qualifying for all the campaigns, promotions and incentive trips organized by the company. We also could do it by sharing the products and business opportunities of Shaklee to people we know.

B) Products - Love the products. We may share the benefits of the products and our own testimonials to people we know. This is the way to show we love the products and love the people we know. By doing so, many people will be benefited and live in a much healthier life.

C) Our organization - Be a mentor to our organization. Always extend our helping hands whenever they face challenges in building their career in Shaklee. Be a good listener whenever they need someone to listen to their problems and give them our valuable advices when they need it. Be a cheerful leader to our organization. Recognize and motivate them when they are doing the right things and progressing positively.

D) Love our upline - Be grateful and love our upline. He or she is the one who introduce us to Shaklee otherwise we might not know the business opportunity and great products offered by Shaklee. Love our upline as she/he is always there to support us, advise us and cheer us up when we are not doing up to expectation. He/she is always the first to congratulate and recognize us when we are performing in our career.

LOYALTY


A) Company - Loyal to Shaklee. The only thought appears in a Marathon runner's mind is to cross the finishing line and be the champion. It is the same for all successful Shaklee's leaders. Their aim is to be the Master Coordinator in Shaklee by helping more people to stay healthier and live in a better life. They keep focused in promoting the business opportunities offered by Shaklee. They only share Shaklee's products. We can't expect our downlines to keep focused and loyal to Shaklee if we are not leading them by example.

B) Loyal to our organization - Loyal to our organization as they have put so much of trust and faith in us to support and enrich their lives. Guide them to the greatest success in Shaklee.

C) Loyal to our upline - Be thankful to our upline as he/she invests his/her time to coach and guide us to the road of success in Shaklee. We should give our full supports and participate in all the events and training organized by our upline. By doing so, we are showing a good example to our downline. In return, they will give us their full supports and participation.

Social networking promotes harmonization and team work. Duplication is the key of success in this business. Your organization will duplicate everything you do in this business. Positive duplication will bring you great success in Shaklee. You and your family will live in good health, wealth and happiness.

We are the champion. Be the champion in Shaklee.
from victor lim facebook

Thursday, 6 November 2014

While it's important to follow your asthma action plan and take your medications as directed, if you get the okay from your doctor first, you can also try adding some key foods and supplements into your diet in order to help keep your asthma in check. The five simple steps below can bring about some important benefits and may even lessen your reliance on conventional medicines:






1. Load up on fruits and vegetables. It's long been recognized that the antioxidants contained in fresh fruits and vegetables are good for your health. Researchers studied a group of people following the Mediterranean diet (an eating plan that emphasizes fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and healthy fat) and found that these participants had better asthma control than their counterparts. One possible explanation is that the fresh fruits and vegetables have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and inflammation in the lungs. In addition, fruits and vegetables are low calorie foods that are filling, and they help you maintain a healthy weight, which can help gain better control of asthma.

2. Use fish oil supplements for lung health. When you supplement asthma control efforts with fish oil, you're adding a valuable source of omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your health and lungs. A study published in the Chest Journal revealed that people with exercise-induced asthma who added fish oil into their menus were able to reduce airway constriction and as a result, used less of their asthma medications. This finding is important on two levels, since it means that fish oil can help manage asthma and can also be a strategy to reduce the risk of side effects from asthma medications.

3. Eat an apple to keep your asthma at bay. You know that apples are good for your health, but did you also know that they can reduce your risk of experiencing an asthma attack? The benefit comes from the powerful antioxidants that are contained in the fruit's peel (especially in red apples) and provide a natural antihistamine and inflammatory effect that can help allergies and asthma. A study included in the American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine found that participants who ate apples twice a week had as much as a third lower risk of developing asthma.

4. Go heavy on milk, eggs, and fish to get more vitamin D. People with more serious forms of asthma seem to be weak on vitamin D, so choosing foods high in this vitamin may provide real benefits. Another easy way to boost your vitamin D levels is by spending a few minutes soaking up the sun's rays without using sunscreen. (Just be sure to keep your unprotected sun time brief so you don't trade in one health problem for another one.)

5. Add more spice to your life. The vitamin C contained in hot chili peppers can be good for your health and asthma, too, since it serves as an antioxidant and also fights inflammation. Eating spicy foods for respiratory health may also help clear mucus caused by allergies and asthma. Other sources of vitamin C include the following:
Dark leafy greens
Guavas
Bell peppers
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Kiwi
Oranges
Strawberries

You might also take vitamin C supplements for lung health if you don't get enough from the foods you eat. Some researchers believe this can help keep the airways working well and may even help minimize wheezing, but more studies are needed to confirm these benefits.


ref: http://www.asthma.org.au/Publications/tabid/62/Publications/294/5-Foods-and-Supplements-for-Better-Asthma-Control.aspx




There are several factors that contribute to healthy joints. Omega-3s enhance joint mobility through a few different mechanisms.


  • EPA and DHA may decrease inflammation. Studies show that EPA and DHA are more effective than ALA for decreasing several inflammatory markers. EPA and DHA also increase some anti-inflammatory markers such as IL-10, TGF beta.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease the progression of osteoarthritis. EPA and DHA inhibit the expression of various proteins that contribute to osteoarthritis. In addition, petri dish studies indicate that ALA and EPA decrease both the destruction and inflammatory aspects of cartilage cell metabolism.

    Omega-3 fatty acids are incorporated into cartilage cell (chondrocyte) membranes. In a dose-dependent manner, they decrease enzymes that degrade cartilage and inflammatory cytokines (IL-1alpha, TNF alpha, COX-2,) thereby affecting cartilage cell gene transcription.

  • Omega-3s may decrease risk of bone marrow lesions. A study in 293 adults without osteoarthritis, some with and some without knee pain, found that higher intakes of monounsaturated fatty acids or omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids were associated with an increased risk of bone marrow lesions.

    This study lends further support to the recommendation to balance fat intake and shift toward foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids while decreasing intake of omega-6 fatty acids.

  • Omega-3s help other aspects of joint health. Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease symptoms of morning stiffness, tender or swollen joints, and joint pain. They can also help increase blood flow during exercise.
Joint pain can limit your activity and cause distress. Luckily, how you train and eat can help. In addition to stretching and strengthening the surrounding muscles (while not overloading them too soon), you can also take omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids can potentially enhance joint mobility through several biochemical processes such as altering eicosanoid biosynthesis, signal transduction, and influencing gene expression. In addition, fish oil in particular can decrease some cardiovascular disease risk factors at the same time.


ref: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/how-fish-oil-helps-your-joints.htm




benefits of fish oil


Fish Oil For Heart Disease

Fish oil is used for a wide range of conditions. It is most often used for conditions related to the heart and blood system. Some people use fish oil to lower blood pressure or triglyceride levels (fats related to cholesterol). Fish oil has also been tried for preventing heart disease or stroke. The scientific evidence suggests that fish oil really does lower high triglycerides, and it also seems to help prevent heart diseaseand stroke when taken in the recommended amounts. Ironically, taking too much fish oil can actually increase the risk of stroke.

Research from AHA

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), clinical trials have shown that omega 3 is effective in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Fish oil is a great source of omega 3 and therefore, reduces the risk of heart diseases and heart arrhythmias. It also lowers the level of bad cholesterol (LDL), and increases the level of good cholesterol (HDL). Fish oil prevents the accumulation of triglycerides and further reduces the level of excess triglycerides. Preliminary research has also shown that fish oil can be used to prevent atherosclerosis in coronary patients. Thus, fish oil is effective in preventing strokes and regular usage of fish oil can help avoid sudden cardiac death. As per the American Heart Association, these preliminary findings still need to be confirmed by further detailed research.

Brain Damage ?

researchers found fish oil consumption had a clear correlation with brain volume. Patients taking the fish oil experienced less brain shrinkage than patients not on the fish oil supplementation. This lack of shrinkage was noted in particular in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, which are both vital to memory and critical thinking.

In a separate study conducted by the Universite Laval in Canada scientists noted stroke induced brain damage was lessened by a diet rich in DHA type Omega-3 fatty acids. Testing was done in mice that were fed a diet containing DHA for three months prior to the stroke. Following the stroke these mice demonstrated a 25% reduction in brain damage compared to those that were not consuming DHA.

Researchers attributed this decrease in brain damage to the ability of DHA to reduce the inflammatory effects of arachidonic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid, and therefore recommended a diet rich in DHA or fish consumption.


Research on Mice

For this latest study, published in the journal PLoS One, researchers working with mice found that the omega-3-rich fluid reduced the number of damaged brain cells.

The results suggest that such jabs may be able to reduce some of the long-term neurological and behavioural problems seen in human survivors of neonatal stroke and possibly of adult stroke as well, according to scientists at Columbia University Medical Centre in the United States.

Omega-3 fatty acids may have more potential as neuroprotectants because they affect multiple biochemical processes in the brain that are disturbed by stroke, said the study’s senior author Dr Richard Deckelbaum.

The effects of the omega-3 fatty acids include increasing the production of natural neuroprotectants in the brain, reducing inflammation and cell death, and activating genes that may protect brain cells.

Omega-3 fatty acids also markedly reduce the release of harmful oxidants into the brain after stroke.



References:
  1. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-993-fish%20oil.aspx?activeingredientid=993&activeingredientname=fish%20oil
  2. http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/fish-oil-preserves-brain-volume-and-heals-strokes
  3. http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/379071/An-injection-of-fish-oil-to-reduce-brain-damage-of-stroke-victims
  4. https://www.organicfacts.net/organic-animal-products/organic-fish/health-benefits-of-fish-oil.html

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Physical activity is widely accepted as being beneficial to health. There is strong and growing evidence that regular physical activity reduces the risk of suffering from various common disorders. Conversely, physical inactivity can increase the risk of a number of such diseases


active fits

Physical activity and some common disorders


1. Coronary heart disease (CHD) 

research suggests that approximately 40% of CHD deaths are associated with inadequate physical activity, through obesity, stress and raised blood pressure. Other risk factors (smoking,  hypertension
and high cholesterol) are also known to increase risk of CHD. Overall, physically inactive people have nearly twice the risk of developing CHD than active people; persuading sedentary people to take regular light exercise (e.g. walking) could reduce deaths from CHD by 14%.


2. Diabetes 

physical activity helps lower the risk of developing non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes. For instance, it increases insulin sensitivity by as much as 25% so that circulating concentrations of insulin and adrenaline are much lower in a physically active person. There is evidence that physical activity improves blood glucose levels and thus lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


3. Stroke 

physical activity reduces the risk of stroke, mainly through beneficial effects on hypertension and blood clotting. Inactivity may be responsible for the observed increase in stroke among middle-aged men in the UK. It is estimated that increasing levels of physical activity could reduce the number of strokes by around one quarter.


4. Hypertension/blood lipid levels

regular physical activity can prevent or delay the development of high blood pressure. Physical training programmes can reduce blood pressure in 75% of existing cases of hypertension. Research shows that physical activity can also increase levels of beneficial high-density lipoprotein and decrease levels of harmful low-density lipoprotein.


5. Osteoporosis 

weight-bearing physical activity is essential for normal skeletal development during childhood and adolescence and for achieving and maintaining peak bone mass in young adults. Among older people, it has been suggested that up to half of all hip fractures could be avoided with regular physical activity.


6. Cancer 

regular physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of certain types of cancer. For instance, the risk of colon cancer is up to three times higher for sedentary people than it is among the most active members of the population. Studies have identified similar relationships between physical activity and other cancers.