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Prepare for Winter

EXPERTS RECOMMEND VITAMIN D

Research revealed today recommends that “Fair-skinned people who are prone to sunburn may need to take supplements to ensure they get enough vitamin D.”

Supplements are already recommended for groups at higher risk of deficiency. This includes people with dark skin, such as people of African-Caribbean and South Asian origin, and people who wear full-body coverings, as well as the elderly, young children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and people who avoid the sun.

Based on the latest findings, it appears that pale-skinned people should be added to this list.

Vitamin D ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin best known for its roles in preventing rickets and maintaining proper levels of calcium in the blood. The ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ is generally acquired by the body in two ways – exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and dietary intake.

Vitamin is an important factor in the maintenance of good health, furthermore Vitamin D helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, and the absorption and use of calcium & phosphorus.

Studies also suggest that Vitamin D may play a part in slowing the ageing process and the onset of age-related diseases.

High Demand For Winter Months

Nature’s Sunshine’s Vitamin D is an ideal supplement for the autumn and winter months when many of us often don’t see the sun on a daily basis. In fact living in Scotland we hardly saw it during the summer months. :o(

In fact, last November Nature’s Sunshine experienced such a high demand for our Vitamin D product that their stocks were totally depleted and extra supplies had to shipped in on a special delivery to meet distributor orders.

So if you would like to prepare for the cold dark days of winter order your Vitamin D now.

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Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15167657

October 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment

Breast cancer more aggressive in women who are stressed

Breast cancer spreads more aggressively in women who are stressed.  Fear, anxiety and isolation all play a part in determining just how quickly the tumour grows, researchers have discovered.
Researchers from the University of Illinois discovered the association between stress and aggressive tumour growth when they carried out a psychological profile on 989 women who had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The researchers are puzzled by the association, however, and can’t explain how stress interacts with tumour growth.  They’re also not sure what came first: are the women more stressed because they have cancer, or did their stress bring on the cancer in the first place?
(Source: American Association for Cancer Research conference, September 19, 2011).

Whatever the reason for the Stress there is no doubt that Stress increases the tumour aggression. That is why you need to manage the stress. Take time out every day and learn to manage your stress. Here is a simple resource that can help you on your way.

Relieve Stress and Tension

http://myvideocoach.co.uk/relievestressmp3

 

For a more detailed health coaching programme contact: Wilf Archer – Professional Health coach.

wilf@mindskills.co.uk

http://www.mindskills.co.uk

September 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm Leave a comment

Are You Ready To Lose Weight?

“I’m on a diet.” It could almost be the national slogan. With so many people attempting to lose weight, it’s amazing how little weight is actually lost and kept off. One of the reasons people find themselves dieting over and over again is they start their efforts without asking one important question: “Am I ready?” To help you find the answer, ask yourself a few more questions:

What’s My Motivation?

Think about your reason for wanting to lose weight and decide if it’s enough to support a long-range commitment. Are you dieting to get ready for the swimsuit season or because your doctor told you your next heart attack could be fatal? Weight loss that’s permanent is more often the result of long-term health considerations than of short-term goals, such as the upcoming class reunion.

Can I Cope With One More Change?

If you’ve just gone through an important change in your life — a divorce, job change, extra stress at work, even a positive change, such as a marriage or new baby — consider postponing changes in your diet and exercise habits. Too much change at once can push you into the high-stress zone.

Am I Willing To Be Realistic?

Perhaps the major reason diets fail is the dieter hopes to shed a large amount of weight in a hurry, to get quick results — and a quick end to the diet. If you expect to lose more than one or two pounds a week, you’re setting yourself up for failure. And, expecting a diet to be a temporary measure rather than a lifelong change in eating and exercise habits is also a sure-fire way to fail.

Do I Have Time And Energy?

Experts say that exercise is an important component of any weight-loss program. Are you willing to make walking, jogging, swimming, or an aerobics class a permanent part of your daily life?

How Will Others React?

A supportive and understanding network of family and friends can help you enormously. Do you expect your family to partake of your new low-fat recipes? Do you want them to cheer you on, nag you when you lapse, or just leave you alone? Talk over your plans with your loved ones. What are their expectations and fears? For instance, your spouse may worry that as you lose weight, you’ll become too attractive to others.

Losing weight permanently requires a major life change, not just another diet. Your answers to the above questions can help you decide if now is the time to start.

 

September 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm Leave a comment

Are Some People Born To Be Fat?

Were you chubby by age 10? Are your parents, brothers, and sisters overweight? Are you a woman with a tendency to gain weight in the hips, buttocks, and thighs or after pregnancy? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, and if you’ve tried and failed to lose weight even on a starvation diet, you may indeed have a genetic tendency to be heavier than what our culture accepts as ideal.

Here are some reasons why researchers think some people just tend to be heavier than others, and what you can do about it.

When It’s In Your Genes

People whose parents are heavy probably started out life with more fat cells than the norm. And, the body just likes to keep those fat cells filled up. These people are the best equipped to survive famine when food is scarce.

Another inherited fat-producing tendency is a low resting metabolic rate. People in this group burn fewer calories just sitting around than others do.

If you fall into either of these categories, try this strategy:

  • Concentrate on eating low-fat foods rather than cutting calories. To satisfy your body’s craving for food, fill up on complex carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads, cereals, and pastas. Hold the mayo and the cream sauce.
  • Reduce calories gradually rather than suddenly. Your body may respond to drastic diets by lowering its resting metabolic rate even further.
  • Incorporate exercise into your weight-loss program. Exercise boosts your resting metabolic rate so you burn more calories even when you’re at rest.

When Hormones Play A Role

Some women have heavy hips, thighs, and buttocks or a tendency to gain weight after pregnancy. They also gain when on birth control pills or estrogenic therapy. If your body responds to estrogenic by putting on weight, use the same weight-loss strategy as for people who are genetically fat, but expect to take longer to lose extra pounds than someone without this tendency. If you’re on birth control pills or estrogenic therapy, discuss alternatives with your doctor. The good news is that your excess weight is not as harmful to your health as weight in other parts of the body (excess fat around the waistline increases the risk for many diseases). Maybe it’s time to revise your self-image to include fuller hips and buttocks.

Be Realistic

The majority of people are not overweight because of genetic problems. Most people who diet think they’re eating far less and exercising far more than they really are.

Work with a dietician to realistically assess your calorie intake and exercise program and to set a healthy target weight for your body type and genetic background. Before beginning any weight-loss program, get a thorough physical exam to make sure that there’s no medical problem that would be made worse by dieting.

 

September 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

5000 Year-Old Medical Secret Unearthed!

When you get sick, you go to the doctor. And the doctor will, of course, prescribe medicines. You will go and buy medicines. You take them, and hopefully, you get well.

This is how the health profession goes on nowadays – a cycle of diagnosis and prescription, a sort of ‘Pill for All Ills’ approach.

However, if they were to suggest that you take a herb for your medicine, you would probably say that that they were a quack.

But nowadays, studies are being conducted to see if there are really is any merit to what is called natural medicine.

Natural medicine is the use of natural methods, herbal medicines, and traditional practices to heal ailments. Every culture has a form of natural medicine. In ancient cultures, village medicine men served as the doctors of the community, passing on medical knowledge to the apprentices that followed them.

Many categories of the healing methods fall under natural medicine. Among these are traditional medicine, complementary medicine, and alternative medicine.

Usually, natural medicine refers to medical practices that were in place before the advent of modern medicine.

This includes herbal medicine, or phytotherapy, which is prevalent in Chinese, Ayurvedic (or Indo-Persian), and Greek (Hypocratic) medicine.

Upon the advent of modern medicine, many professionals discarded the use of herbs in favour of man-made medicine. The fact that these treatments are based on the healing properties of some herbs was forgotten.

For example, opium, digitalis, quinine, and aspirin all have their roots in traditional medicine.

A lot of natural medicine can be considered as a lost art. This does not mean that it has lost efficacy over time. In some cases, natural therapy is actually better than modern medicine. This leads some doctors to seriously consider and study the possible uses of natural medicine

Before we continue, it is important to stress that not all the natural remedies are legitimate. It would help to only try those remedies which have been thoroughly studied and are relatively risk free.

Take herbal medicine for example. There are many well-documented and studied herbal remedies available. However, only those that deal with minor ailments such as cough, colds, fever, skin rashes, and its ilk are likely to be recommended by health professionals. These remedies are sometimes superior to synthetic medicine. This is because herbal medicines are less likely to cause negative side effects but like all remedies, even Allopathic (from our Physicians) it pays to be careful.

Currently there are numerous organizations that study the effects and advocacy of natural medicine – among which is herbal medicine. Some governments and health agencies openly advocate the use of natural methods since they are inexpensive and relatively risk-free.

As their studies compile, more herbs and treatments are added to the list of accepted medicines. However, many herbs and treatments have been proven to be bogus medicine. This represents a challenge for both the user and the agencies because they have to ascertain that the treatments they either use or advocate are legitimate.

There exist today many alternative medical treatments that fall under natural medicine. However, not all of them have been proven to be effective. You could mention homeopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, and other alternative medical treatments. It would pay to consult the experts as to the legitimacy of these treatments.

Natural medicine should also be thought of as an accompanying medicine. Right now, the current collective medical thought suggests that natural medicine be used only to supplement accepted modern medical practices. In that case of minor ailments your expert we actually advise you to take natural therapies instead.

The practice of modern medicine revolves around diagnosing an illness and prescribing treatments for such. Natural medicine is helpful because it suggests that treatment be not necessarily given only when sick. Natural medicine strives to make each patient practice good health habits. These habits include good diet, healthy living, and the regular natural treatment.

It is this same line of thought that leads our parents to tell us to eat our vegetables. Yes, a healthy lifestyle and will do no harm to our well-being. And this is the foundation of natural medicine – may it be massage, herbal medicine, aromatherapy or others.

It is funny but true that science, in its quest for excellence, is studying the knowledge of sages past. This, surprisingly, leads us back to the remedies nature offers. The possibilities of finding remedies to everyday illnesses in natural medicine are encouraging. So staying tuned to studying these remedies is worthwhile until we can verify that these therapies are truly helpful to our health and our society.

In conclusion. We can be relatively secure in our knowledge that natural medicines and remedies are safe. However, where we need to be careful is in choosing the right remedy, the right strength and the right mixture. To be certain we could concoct our own or we could rely on a third party to prepare them individual concoctions for us but when we create our own we need to study the right ingredients, parts of the plant (root, stem, leaf, etc) and the right harvesting time. When we rely on others then we must trust that they also know the most effective method for the creation of the remedy and these can be expensive and outside our affordable price range. This is why I strongly recommend Treasure Your Health. Online Health Store They are a reputable company that only deal in the best. Their juices are not pasteurised so they work. Their capsules are made from the finest ingredients and not full of bulker agents like talc.

For the best in online health why not visit Treasure Your Health now.

Wilf Archer

Wilf Archer is the only Professional Health Coach in the UK who holds two Royal Charters for his professionalism and service. He can be contacted through his website http://www.mindskills.co.uk This article may be freely copied and distributed in its entirety.

August 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

Top Secret EU Proposal

Time waits for no man.

 

No matter what you think of the European market they do have the knack of coming up with some weird and obscure ideas. They have straightened our cucumbers and bananas, regulated on our Great British sausage and interfered with our fishermen and farmers. But worse is yet to come.

As we know in 1971 we adopted the European system of measurement, they changed our yards to metres, our inches to centimetres they then changed our pounds, shillings and pence to pounds and pence (metric money), what is next ?

New secret plans, leaked from Brussels, reveals a revolutionary concept of time.

On the first of April in the year 2013, which is not too far away, the whole of Europe will see the arrival of the New European Measurement of TIME (metric time to be called New-time). Out will go the old system of 60 seconds to the minute, 60 minutes to the hour and 24 hours to the day, etc. and in will come the new second, new minute and new hour, etc. All of which will be calculated on fractions of TEN. This is to make the computerisation and new technology calculations of time easier and overcome the problems associated with the Millennium Bug.

You may wish to ask yourself, “Why the EU ‘Working Time’ directive has made its appearance now?” Nobody bothered before but now there is money to be made in controlling time itself.

Big business is getting geared up to make a fortune from the general public in particular the Swiss Clock manufacturers are stockpiling hands and faces in order to create an international shortage. Time has now become a commodity with which to make money and unless the general public and small business start to accumulate and bank hours now, they will find that there will not be enough to go around. The motto is now ‘use it or lose it

Trade union officials are reserved about the new system as it will mean a change in the working week from the present 5 days to a remarkable 8 new-day working week but the benefits are that actual working day will be shortened to five hours instead of the present eight. Each hour will be 100 new-minutes long instead of sixty minutes. But the biggest change and the one which has brought about the greatest controversy is the loss of two months from our year.

From the year 2013 the year is to be shortened from twelve months to ten months. Gone will be the months of November and March because it has been recorded that these are the worst two months of the year for poor weather and poor February will now be lengthened to forty days but will still only be four weeks long.

The system is not without problems especially with the abolition of March and November. In the United Kingdom we will lose our national saints’ days. We will lose St. David’s day, St. Patrick’s day, and St. Andrew’s day. It has been suggested by parliament’s secret committee that these celebration days be moved to 23rd April (presently St. George’s day). This has the support of all the major parties but as expected is opposed by all of the nationalist politicians.

Other tragedies are the loss of Mothering Sunday, Guy Fawkes and that the Blue Peter Christmas appeal will have to begin in September. Easter will be celebrated only once every five years except in a new-leap year, which occurs every ten years. A new-leap year will see the addition of another month onto the calendar to allow the seasons to stay in phase with the weather but this will be worked without pay as it has been termed only a ‘numerical month’. It will form part of the Working Time agreement and that Brussels has ensured through legislation that this new month cannot be included in any pay or condition calculations or negotiations.

It has yet to be decided what to do if your birthday falls within March and November but it is likely that you will be given a choice as to which date you prefer to celebrate. This is a commercial decision based wholly on the finances of the European Parliament and the present Fiscal Stimulus. Britain has yet to opt out but as we embrace the 2009 G20 Summit in London it is highly unlikely.

To give you an idea as to the new-time allocations I have provided a brief outline below:

100 new-second in a new-minute

100 new-minutes in a new-hour

10 new-hours in a new-day

10 new-days in a new-week

400 new-days in a new-year

40 new-days in a new-month

10 new-months in a year

A new-leap year to fall every ten years with the addition of a new-month.

 

Please do not take this lying down, it will affect you and your children. For more details email: wilf@mindskills.co.uk

PASS THIS ON!

Wilf Archer http://www.mindskills.co.uk

April 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment


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