Monday, February 28, 2011

Belly Fat Cure?

   I read an article this week about how women were getting rid of their belly fat with cinnamon. They were taking a 500 mg capsule with breakfast, 1000 mg with lunch, and another 500 mg cap with supper, and they were losing belly fat without exercising or eating better. I am always leery of anything that doesn't involve some activity and better food, but I have been reading about cinnamon for a long time now, and it does lower blood sugar, which would have an effect on belly fat. I am going to try this as soon as I can get my hands on some of these capsules, and in this case price and source (high class supplements vs. Wal-Mart) don't matter, because cinnamon is just a spice. You can also eat it rather than taking capsules, and I didn't think I could eat that much, but 500 mg is just 1/4 tsp., so you can mix it in with applesauce. I will let you know what results I get.
To your health!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Random Tips

   I was thinking this morning that a huge need people have is for ways to strengthen their immune system. The best way I have found is to take Echinacea. I can tell a difference when I take this, and when people around me are getting sick, I don't come down with it if I have been taking Echinacea for a few months.
   I found out something about the immune system last year that I didn't know, and it is so important to know! A cancer cell is just a cell in your body that has mutated due to a lot of different causes which I won't go into now, so everyone has cancerous and pre-cancerous cells in their bodies. The immune system takes care of this if it is healthy and strong, but so many people have weakened immune systems now that it can't handle it, and people get cancer. My opinion is that the most important thing you can do for your health is strengthen your immune system. I will be giving more tips about this soon. 
   Some ways to increase energy: drink green tea, stretch, take supplements with ingredients such as rhodiola rosea, acai, antioxidants, eat almonds (a good source of magnesium), and get a good night's sleep, which means you must be in the dark and have no light in the room. Cover up your clock and any other electronics that give off light. This is really, really important because your body cannot recover and repair at night and cannot make human growth hormone (HGH) as it should if you are exposed to light. In a recent study they found that it didn't have to hit your eyes; they shone a light on the back of the legs of the participants, and it had the same effect as if it had shone in their eyes. I cover my windows to keep all the light from the neighborhood out, and it does make a difference.

One last tip: to switch off stress, eat a cupcake, but that isn't something I recommend! LOL

To your health!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


   There is a wealth of health and nutrition information in Woman's World magazine, along with info on the latest studies, and I will be quoting this magazine a lot. In the latest issue there is an article on Resveratrol, and to summarize its benefits:
1. It activates "a natural anti-aging enzyme that prolongs the life of cells by up to 60%".
2. It relaxes arteries and improves blood flow, and "appears to have the same anti-clotting effect as aspirin".
3. It helps keep arteries clear of plaque, which improves blood flow to your brain's gray matter", which helps prevent memory loss due to age.
4. It "stimulates detoxification enzymes in the liver, neutralizing carcinogens before they can attack healthy cells." Daniel Nadeau, M.D., author of The Color Code, says: "Resveratrol also mops up free radicals before they can turn cells cancerous."

5. "According to William Gruss, M.D., a cardiologist in Boca Raton, Fl., 'It can even bind to dangerous LDL cholesterol, preventing it from oxidizing and sticking to artery walls.'"
   You can get resveratrol from red wine, or you can take the new pills that are on the market, but I have a better suggestion: Isotonix Resveratrol, which has a better delivery system. Pills have to be digested, and you lose potency during digestion. Isotonix Resveratrol is a powder that you mix with water and drink first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. When mixed in the right proportions, which are one capful of powder to 2 ounces of water, it forms an isotonic solution which is the same ph as your body fluids, and it does not have to be digested. Because it is the correct ph, your stomach immediately opens the valve to your small intestine, and the solution gets into your blood stream very quickly, giving you maximum potency. To learn more,click here and page down, and you will find a wealth of information.

To your health!


   Welcome to my new blog, on which I will be posting tips and information about health, nutrition, weight-loss, and healthy, green living. I read a lot of magazines  and see a lot of articles about new health and nutrition studies that are being done, and I would like to share the results of these new studies with you and give you info on living healthily. In a day or two I will put up a facebook page for my business, Living Free, and I will be putting these tips on that page, with a link to this blog for more detailed information. I hope that everyone with any interest in health and nutrition will subscribe to this blog and my facebook page, and that you will enjoy the information that I will be giving you. Thank you for visiting.
To your good health!