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Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

Jul 06, 2015 - 0 comments

Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

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Keep Your Liver Healthy

Jul 06, 2015 - 0 comments

The liver plays a key role in relieving digestive issues, like as a sluggish metabolism, gas, bloating, and constipation. It regulates blood sugar levels, which can cause sugar cravings, fatigue.
With a toxic liver it can lead to inflammatory diseases, like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and autoimmune diseases. You may suffer from hormonal imbalances that can cause headaches, mood swings, and depression.

your body needs water more than any other substance except oxygen is number 1 to survive. Because water flushes toxins and waste products from your body, when your body is fully hydrated Usually eight to 10 8-ounce glasses is good. Too much water can also be harmful.
You need phytonutrients flavonoids, carotenoids, sulforaphane, and indoles to help your liver neutralize chemicals, pesticides, drugs, and carcinogens. Those foods are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, and daikon, a root rich in phenolic compounds that could prevent the formation of carcinogen in your stomach in response to foods made with hydrogenated oils and sodium nitrite.
Kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage are brassica vegetables that contain high levels of sulfur, which supports your liver in its detox process, triggering it to remove free radicals and other toxic chemicals.

Dandelion, another dark green known as one of the most effective and recommended plants to support liver detox. One of it's chemical components, taraxacin, is believed to stimulate the digestive organs and trigger the liver and gallbladder to release bile, which supports digestion and fat absorption.

Sea vegetables detoxify your body by preventing assimilation of heavy metals, such as cadmium, as well as other environmental toxins. Studies at McGill University have revealed that a compound in brown algae (arame, kombu, and wakame) reduced the uptake of radioactive particles into bone.

Seeds, grain, nut, or legume through soaking and sprouting get the energy. And those sprouts are superhigh in enzymes, proteins that are great for your body's functions. Broccoli sprouts appear to be high in sulforaphane, which triggers your body's natural cancer protection.

Garlic contains an active sulfur-based compound called allicin, a critical supporter of liver detoxification. It helps your liver rid your body of mercury, certain food additives, and the hormone estrogen.

Onions, shallots, and leeks also contain those sulfur compounds that support your liver in its production of glutathione, the compound in every cell of your body that neutralizes free radicals.

Eggs have some of the highest protein, containing all eight essential amino acids, cholesterol, and the essential nutrient choline. Your liver needs these essential amino acids to perform detoxification processes. Choline a coenzyme needed for metabolism, is found in the egg yolk and protects your liver from a wide range of toxic substances, while detoxifying heavy metals.

Two phytonutrients in artichokes, cynarin and silymarin, have been shown to nourish your liver, increase bile production, and prevent gallstones.

One of my favorites are mushrooms Maitake, shiitake, and reishi mushrooms are thought to provide significant healing nutrients that nourish and support your immune system. These mushrooms contain a powerful antioxidant called L-ergothioneine, which neutralizes free radicals while increasing enzymes that boost antioxidant activity.

Another favorite, Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries are superfoods because they contain phytochemicals antioxidant rich plant compounds that help your liver protect your body from free radicals and oxidative stress, which have been linked to chronic diseases and aging. Anthocyanin and polyphenols found in berries have been shown to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells in the liver. I only buy wild berries.
Apples, like berries, contain phenolic compounds, including flavonoids, which can fight inflammatory disease. They also contain pectin, a valuable source of soluble fiber than can help eliminate toxic buildup.

Prebiotics are indigestible fibers that feed your beneficial gut flora, known as probiotics. Probiotics are living microorganisms that support your health. Prebiotics are nonliving dietary fibers that help probiotics grow. Prebiotics are found in asparagus, leeks, cruciferous vegetables, and several root vegetables—burdock, chicory, dandelion, beets, and Jerusalem artichoke. I make beet juice every day using organic beets. I don't peel or cook them just wash and cut into small pieces and add water and blend.

kimchia a Korean dish made of fermented cabbage, radish, garlic, red pepper, onion, ginger, and salt and sauerkraut. Aids in digestion, thanks to a plethora of healthy bacteria like lactobacilli. Miso is another fermented food.

Flax seeds, a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, ground flax seeds help regulate hormone levels.

Hemp seeds—A mix of omega-6 and omega-3 fats, hemp seeds help ease inflammation while lowering dangerous blood fat levels. The only problem is we get to much omega 6 in our diets already.

Chia seeds, Three tablespoons contain 5 grams of protein, 200 milligrams of calcium, 10 grams of healthy fat, and 12 grams of fiber.

Coconut oil is easy to digest and is almost immediately broken down by enzymes in your saliva and gastric juices. This means pancreatic fat-digesting enzymes are not essential, which produces less strain on your liver so it can work more efficiently.

Avocado, A monounsaturated fat high in oleic acid, avocados contain glutathione, an essential nutrient for liver health.

Unadulterated olive oil is rich in phenols, the same anti-inflammatory compounds found in berries and apples. Daily consumption of olive oil supports the liver in decreasing oxidative stress in the body.

Gingerol antioxidants possess anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. Ginger supports detoxification by nourishing your liver, promoting circulation, unclogging blocked arteries, and lowering blood cholesterol by as much as 30 percent.

Cumin was shown to boost the liver's detoxification power while stimulating the secretion of enzymes from the pancreas, which helps your system absorb nutrients.

Coriander seeds have been shown to hep the liver lower blood lipids among those with obesity and diabetes, lowering triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol, while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. Fresh cilantro leaves help remove heavy metals from the body, mobilizing mercury, cadmium, lead, and aluminum that's been stored in the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system so your body can eliminate them.

Cardamom helps improve digestion by stimulating the flow of bile, which is critical in fat metabolism. Cardamom accelerates the gastric emptying rate, relaxing the stomach valves that prevent food from entering the small intestine, allowing nutrients to pass on to the small intestine without excess effort.
I put Cardamom seed in my coffee every day.


Cayenne stimulates your circulatory system, increasing the pulse of your lymphatic and digestive rhythms, heating your body. This "heat" from cayenne helps get your gastric juices flowing, enhancing your body's ability to metabolize food and toxins. Another one of my favorites! I love spicy foods.


Cinnamon keeps sticky platelets from forming clots in your arteries, boosts metabolism, and prevents candida, a condition characterized by yeast overgrowth. I take cinnamon bark every day.

fennel helps the secretion of gastric juices, helping to lower inflammation in your digestive tract and diminish aide product. This allows your body to absorb nutrients more efficiently.

The curcumin compounds in turmeric have been shown to heal your liver, aiding in detoxification and strengthening your whole body. I use turmeric every day.

Fish, Whey protein concentrate, Vegetable Protein, Microalgae contains protein,
Cooked lentils, chickpeas, and black, kidney, and pinto beans contain about 15 grams of protein per cup. A quarter cup of sunflower seeds pack 6 grams of protein. Greens count, too. Eating a cup each of cooked spinach and broccoli equals about 9 grams of protein.



Lose Weight and Boost Brain Function

Jul 04, 2015 - 4 comments

Lose Weight and Boost Brain Function

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Individuals with social phobia have too much serotonin -- not too little

Jul 02, 2015 - 8 comments

Individuals with social phobia have too much serotonin -- not too little

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) drugs work by making more serotonin available for use in your brain, which is thought to improve your mood.
Low serotonin has been the prevailing theory for explaining social anxiety, hence SSRIs are typically prescribed for this disorder.
New research shows patients with social phobia produce too much serotonin in the amygdala a brain region associated with primitive emotions like fear. Hence increasing serotonin increases anxiety.


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150617115327.htm