A grilled cheese has 580 calories. You’d have to do burpees for 58 minutes to burn it off.
START EARTHING…WHAT’S EARTHING?
Walking barefoot on the earth transfers free electrons that act as powerful antioxidants throughout the body. Studies show these electrons help thin he blood (reducing cardiovascular risk), reduce inflammation, reduce pain, reduce heart rate and improve sleep. The most effective transfer takes place near water, on wet grass, or on the beach. To maximize health, consider strolling barefoot as often as possible.
GARLIC KEEPS MORE THAN DRACULA AWAY
Studies show that 1-2 cloves of garlic per day can decrease risk of colon cancer by 30%, and decrease risk of stomach cancer by 50%. So in addition to being a natural antibiotic, and a great immune system booster, daily consumption of garlic can also decrease you cancer risk.
AVOID ACIDIC FOODS
Acid producing foods force your body to give up its natural minerals (calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) to maintain a stable ph balance. Many acid producing foods include: soft drinks, sugars, flour based products, cornstarch, cocoa, tea, coffee, vinegar, noodles, pasta, beans, lentils, mustard, olives, catsup, shellfish, oatmeal, asparagus, beans and plums. Alkalizing foods include nuts, vegetables, avocado, raisins, honey, molasses, and fruits (including citrus, which is acid but causes an alkalizing response). To optimize health, strive to increase alkalizing foods in the diet.
DID YOU KNOW
You increase your risk of type 2 diabetes 95 percent for every 3.9 inches you gain around your waist.
VITAMIN C DOES MORE THAN YOU THINK
Recent studies from Johns Hopkins University reveal that Vitamin C not only boosts the immune system, but it can lower blood pressure by about 5 points at a 500 mg daily dose. It also helps improve endothelial function, which improves blood vessel flexibility, thereby reducing risk of stroke and heart attack. To maximize health, consider adding foods high in vitamin C to your daily diet, or add a vitamin C supplement.
DEATH BY BAD DIET, NUMBERS GROWING
The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that of the 2.2 million deaths in the U.S. yearly, 1.8 million are diet related (roughly 82%). To maximize health, examine your diet carefully and attempt to minimize unhealthy fats (trans fats, saturated fats, hydrogenated fats); minimize fried foods; minimize processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup (especially sodas); and avoid added pesticides and chemicals. Attempt to maximize whole, unprocessed, organic fruits, and vegetables; healthy fats (fish and flax oils); and pasture raised, lean organic meats.
BERRY GOOD DAY
Studies show that consumption of blueberries and strawberries has a positive impact on brain function, delaying the onset of dementia and increasing neural transmission possibly due to the antioxidants they contain.To maximize health and be proactive in preventing dementia, consider increasing your consumption of organic berries.
SUNSCREEN AND CANCER
Most commercial sunscreens contain up to 4 known carcinogenic (cancer causing) compounds. Vitamin D decreases cancer risk, including melanoma, suggesting that avoiding the sun may contribute to cancer. New studies suggest that free radical oxidation from too much vegetable oil (polyunsaturated corn or seed oil) might be a dietary contributor to skin cancer. To minimize skin cancer risk: never burn, use sun block with only zinc oxide (no long list of chemicals), minimize unhealthy fats, increase omega-3 fats, increase vitamins C and E, and consume tons of anti-oxidant rich fruits and veggies.
AVOID PESTICIDES IN HOUSE
To avoid using pesticides in and around your home, consider sprinkling cayenne, paprika, or boric acid at entry points into your home to repel ants. For roaches, beetles, and other like bugs try a mixture of powdered sugar and baking soda in a 1 to 1 ratio sprinkled where bugs have been seen. To decrease toxic exposure to herbicides and pesticides, investigate all possible natural alternatives. Organic and biodynamic farmers have helpful ideas for specific problem bug control.
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.