Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Last Cinnamon Update, Probiotics, Random Info

   I had to stop taking cinnamon  because it was upsetting my stomach, so I can't recommend it. However, other people apparently can take it, and I will be taking one capsule from time to time when I want to keep my blood sugar from going too high. I just can't take 4 capsules a day, and I don't think it made any difference in my waistline. I am now trying to get into the habit of taking a probiotic capsule each day, and this is supposed to help melt belly fat also.. I saw a program about probiotics on PBS, and was blown away by how important it is to replenish the good bacteria in your intestines. Pesticides, antibiotics, poor diets, etc. constantly kill the good bacteria in our guts and make it necessary to constantly replenish it. I wish I could remember all the things that are affected by  a lack of good bacteria, actually, your whole body is affected. If I had to name the top 3 things to take each day, it would be OPC-3 (a powerful blend of antioxidants), fish oil, and probiotics. These are essential for maintaining health in this day and time when our food is stripped of nutrients and full of pesticides and other harmful substances.
   Now for the commercial: The PBS program recommended that you take a probiotic with at least 10 different strains of bacteria, that can go through your stomach without losing its effectiveness. I looked at the description for the probiotic that Market America sells, and it met every requirement that was mentioned. You can find it here, and as always, if you sign up as a Preferred Customer you can get cashback if you order.
  • Ashwaganda helps to balance hormones, is essential for relieving adrenal fatigue. and will give you more energy.
  • Enzymes in raw vegetables provide hundreds of enzymes that help convert food into energy.  A salad a day is so important, but you can also take powdered greens.
  • Another energy tip: your adrenals need salt, and if you are cutting back, you may be getting too little. A little more salt can actually increase your energy, and some people need a lot of salt. My mother not only uses a lot of salt in her food, but she also has to take salt pills in order to get enough, and she gets dizzy and disoriented if she gets too little. I wish I could eat more salt!
  • I don't know how to tell you to do it because I am still working on this, but the number one thing to do for your health is to get stress out of your life. It prematurely ages you and affects your cardiovascular, nervous, and immune systems by overloading your body with cortisol. This contributes to problems like heart disease, belly fat, and wrinkles. Stress is also the most important thing for a diabetic to control. I will update this when I figure out how to lower my stress levels, if I ever do!
To your health!

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