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Posted by admin on Aug 15, 2009
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Natural Health Today revolves  around healthy lifestyles and creating a diet and exercise program to lose weight and tone up.  What you need to be asking yourself is, “what is the best program for me”.  It is a very personal decision so you need to consider some of the following points.

You need to set some goals.  In doing this it is important to think of what motivated you to start on the diet in the first place.  If it is a health issue then your doctor can advise you as to what weight target you need to aim for.  It may be just your wish to improve your appearance for a special occasion.  In any event it is necessary to keep records of your progress.  Old school thinking on keeping records during a diet was to weigh yourself regularly.

A more modern approach is to take measurements of your body before you commence and then during the period of your diet to re-visit these measurements on a weekly basis to keep a record of your progress.

Because your program will also include exercise, it may well be that you will replace some fat with muscle and as muscle weighs more than fat your weight may not vary as much as you would hope but you are achieving the effect of reducing your size with your new healthy eating habits and exercise regime.

It is a good idea to share your goals with a friend of family member or even better, partner with someone who also want to diet so you can keep each other on track. There are a lot of diet programs to chose from which you can help you to achieve natural health today and you can research them on the Internet.  A Google search will lead you to a view pages which compare one with the other.  This will help you to make a decision as to which program suits your lifestyle and eating habits the best.

In any event most will include eating fruit and vegetables which provide more nutrients with fewer calories, as well as a regular exercise program which may be only going for a short 30 minute walk each day, not necessarily working out in the gym. Starting a weight lose program or diet program is not difficult but it is hard to stick to it.

Consistency is the most important factor.  When setting your goals they should be realistic with say an easy target of losing approximately a pound a week until you achieve your target weight.  Then to maintain that target weight you can readjust your program accordingly. What we are really talking about here is a healthy lifestyle which reduces the intake of sugar and salt and fat.

The emphasis should be on eating fruit, vegetables and nuts which provide the essential anti-oxidants and vitamins to help your muscles recover from the exercise program that you have chosen. So just to re-cap, to obtain natural health today you must  remember you motivation,  if it is to lose weight for appearance, get rid of all your baggy old clothes and tell yourself that they will not be needed again.

Set a target weight in consultation with your doctor or personal trainer.  Use the tape measure to measure your girth, your chest, your biceps, your arms, your thighs, your calves and all those areas of your body that are affected by excess weight .  Set you Goal and stick to it!

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Vitamin D for Your Heart

Posted by admin on Sep 9, 2010

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Need (another) reason to keep your vitamin D intake up? New research suggests that those with low levels of this essential nutrient may have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Researchers in Utah followed 27,000 men and women over the age of 50 who had no previous history of heart disease. After a year, they found those with the lowest levels of vitamin D were:

77 percent more likely to die than those with adequate levels of vitamin D.
45 percent more likely to develop coronary artery disease than those with adequate levels of vitamin D.

78 percent more likely to have a stroke than those with adequate levels of vitamin D.
Twice as likely to develop heart failure than those with normal levels of vitamin D.
The study, from the Intermountain Medical Center, was presented at the Nov. 16, 2009, session of the American Heart Association’s Scientific Conference. Dr. Weil recommends prudent daily sun exposure to support the natural production of Vitamin D in our skin, as well as speaking to your doctor about checking vitamin D levels and supplementing if necessary.

Sunlight exposure causes our bodies to make vitamin D, so soak it up–whether you’re working in the garden or exercising outdoors.

Your new resource for information on vitamin and mineral supplements is at  Best Vitamin Supplement

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The Value of The Humble Lemon

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2010

From Evernote:

The Value of The Humble Lemon

Lemon has minerals that promotes clear thinking, aids in normalizing blood pressure, and works with sodium to regulate the body’s water balance.

An alkalising superstar. By squeezing lemon juice (or lime juice) into water you immediately give it a healthful kick. Lemon water is very alkaline and is great in helping to detoxify the liver and kidneys.
A lemon tea will help loosen catarrh and ease digestion.
Lemons also provide modest amounts of nondairy calcium for healthy bones and teeth, magnesium, an aid in forming albumen in the blood, plus enzymes, iron, phosphorus, and copper.
Fresh lemon juice has only 4 calories a tablespoon and just a trace of sodium. More importantly, just a single tablespoon of lemon juice one tenth of your daily requirement for vitamin C.
The lemon is one of nature’s five best sources of ascorbic acid and lemon juice also prevents berries from graying in the jam making process.

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What are some good research proposal topics, more specifically any related to health or exercise?

Posted by admin on Mar 11, 2010

I have to write a research proposal for my scientific writing class, and I am having trouble coming up with a topic. I think my problem is that I’m not get a clear definition of what a research proposal is. Am I stating a problem and then trying to find a solution? Does anyone have any good suggestions on what to write about preferably something related to health, nutrition, exercise, or anything in that field. Basically anything that will not bore me to tears. Appreciate the help

I did a project on aromatherapy a few months ago

it was pretty cool

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Health, nutrition, yahoo and society… Yahoo doesn’t have nutrition under the health category???

Posted by admin on Mar 8, 2010

Who is responsible for this travesty? Medicine, diseases, diet and dental exist.

How can we possibly be missing the number one thing responsible for good health: nutrition? Are we really that far gone?

Is this Yahoo’s ignorant ommission or has society as a whole become this dumb?

hmm i never thought about that before…

but i do think yahoos medical section could use more categories such as sports medicine…

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Analyze the relationship between good nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention?

Posted by admin on Mar 5, 2010

That’s so easy. They all go together. There’s nothing to analyze. :)

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Health nutrition facts on the benefits of vegetarian/veganism?

Posted by admin on Mar 2, 2010

i am already veggie and i have a few
just need some more for a school project any would be appreciated
and quotes or stuff you can add id be grateful for too thx :] xxx

A well-planned vegetarian diet provides a decreased risk for heart disease, certain types of cancers, and type II diabetes. Those who follow a vegetarian diet are less likely to be obese. Look up the Seventh Day Adventist studies online because they provide good information on health benefits of vegetarianism.

"The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of "real food for real people" you’d better live real close to a real good hospital."
-Dr. Neal Barnard, MD

"The report reviews scientific findings on trans-fats and finds that eating any at all raises levels of low-density lipoprotein – the so-called bad cholesterol. Therefore, if a limit were to be set, it should be zero. Rimm said the panel, made up of nutritionists, biochemists, pediatricians and others, decided not to do that. "We can´t tell people to stop eating all meat and all dairy products," he said. "Well, we could tell people to become vegetarians," he added. "If we were truly basing this only on science, we would, but it is a bit extreme."
-A Reuter’s press release

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Health, Nutrition and Safety on Children?

Posted by admin on Feb 27, 2010

I’m supposed to write a research paper on Health,Nutrition and Safety of Children for my ECE class. I’m just not sure what to research about. Can you give me any ideas what issues today that’s related to these 3 topics?

How about looking at snack foods that provide good nutritional value for children. You could include a part about commonly provided snack foods by parents that could endanger a child. A young child’s airway is smaller in diameter making certain foods dangerous–such as peanuts, chips, marshmallows, and hot dogs.

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how are the indicators of the World Bank report or the Health, Nutrition and Population developed?

Posted by admin on Feb 24, 2010

The world development report 2009 shows that mulnutrition is still, by far, the most important risk factor globally contribution to the Burden of Disease, with the poor bing disproportionally affected.

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Health/Nutrition info on Cornstarch?

Posted by admin on Feb 21, 2010

So theres this diabetic recipe I wanna try, it asks for peanut butter, honey, and like 2 cups of cornstarch!! Thats more cornstarch than peanut butter and honey together! So…should I be concerned? That jsut seems like a lot of cornstarch. I dont really know whats in it…any ideas?

I find it \odd that a diabetic recipe asks for cornstarch. It’s 100% starch, or complex carbohydrate. It’s higher in carbs even than white flour. Cornstarch is the carb portion separated from corn. There’s nothing particularly strange about cornstarch per se; I’m just surprised that it’s used in diabetic baking.

Cornstarch makes tender cakes, somewhat like cake flour. I guess that’s why the recipe calls for it. I have seen French recipes for pound cakes that used corn starch as the flour. I occasionally combine cornstarch with regular flour as a substitute for cake flour.

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