An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet annually, spending a whopping $33 billion on weight-loss products to achieve their slimming goals. Unfortunately, it’s no secret that many of these people eventually stray from their healthy habits, giving into several slices of pizza or check-out aisle candy bars. They often chalk up their inability to stay on track to having a lack of willpower, saying they can’t exercise self-restraint when an eclair is staring them in the face.

However, weight loss expert Dr. Sally Norton suggests that the notion of willpower should be tossed to the curb; she maintains that it’s basically an outdated thought that fails to address the real issue behind a dieter’s urge to reach for unhealthy foods. “So many people think they can just cut back on food and rely on willpower to lose weight,” Norton says. “Unless you understand your ‘who, where, why and when’ weak spots, your willpower will fail you – guaranteed.”

How the four Ws can help dieters achieve weight loss goals

Instead, the four Ws Norton references are thought to be significantly better ways to achieve weight loss. They encourage dieters to delve into the reasons behind overeating or gravitating towards unhealthy foods so they can stop themselves from engaging in the diet failure cycle. A better understanding of these triggers, according to Norton, is much more effective in achieving weight loss than dabbling in willpower nonsense.

Here’s a closer look at how the four W’s can help people who are trying to lose weight:

  • Who: Norton suggests being more mindful of the people around you that might be causing you to overeat. This could be a friend who always offers to pay for decadent desserts or a colleague who jokes about how “just one candy bar won’t hurt.” By being aware of the people who could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts, you can learn to avoid certain people or say no to their junk food temptations.
  • Where: Whether it’s a pastry shop you see while walking to work or an unending menu at a restaurant, plenty of unhealthy food choices abound. Norton urges dieters to pay close attention to the environment they’re in and how it might produce irresistible urges that lead to diet failure. For example, if passing by that pastry shop is too tempting, Norton suggests re-routing your walk. Even crossing the street prior to the bakery may suffice. At restaurants, she suggests avoiding menu temptations by reviewing menus online first so you’re less inclined to gravitate towards diet-ruining choices that people often order during in-the-moment scenarios.
  • Why: Many people overeat when they’re under emotional duress. Therefore, Norton thinks it’s a good idea for dieters to pause and ask themselves why they are reaching for a pint of ice cream. Are you attempting to silence a fear through food? Are you bored, angry or anxious about something?
  • When: By getting in tune to the specific times dieters tend to overeat, Norton maintains that they can get a better handle on their weight loss efforts. Noticing if mid-day munchies are the norm or after-dinner refrigerator trips are common is important so that efforts can be made to change them. Norton suggests that dieters engage in activities that distract them from overeating during those times, which might even be as simple as going to bed earlier.

 

Willpower has been an outdated myth for years

The idea that willpower is a moot point for dieters is not new. More than a decade ago, a New York Times article reported on the topic and noted that many professionals considered willpower a dieting myth. “There is no magical stuff inside of you called willpower that should somehow override nature,” Dr. James C. Rosen, a professor of psychology at the University of Vermont, said in the article. “It’s a metaphor that most chronically overweight dieters buy into.”

Sources for this article include:

DailyMail.co.uk
NYTimes.com

Originally posted 2015-09-21 10:17:07.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention once had a rather good reputation among Americans and the world, but that reputation continues to take hits as more information becomes available about how the agency functions and its ties to industry.

Once touted as an “independent” institution, a recent investigative report published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) by associate editor Jeanne Lenzer calls into question the CDC’s integrity. Notably, the report demonstrates how the agency has been less than honest in its publication of disclaimers in its own studies when stating that “they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products.”

While the news does not come as a shocker to those of us in alternative media, the information is nevertheless noteworthy in that it was published in one of the premier medical science journals. Lenzer, in her report, described the significance of the report and the platform in which it was published:

The CDC’s image as an independent watchdog over the public health has given it enormous prestige, and its recommendations are occasionally enforced by law.

She then went on to quote Marcia Angell, the former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine:

The CDC has enormous credibility among physicians, in no small part because the agency is generally thought to be free of industry bias. Financial dealings with biopharmaceutical companies threaten that reputation.

“Authorised to accept Big Pharma funding

Lenzer then provides documentation in her report about how the CDC has gotten millions of dollars in “industry gifts and funding” at least since 1983 (the agency was founded in 1946).

“Despite the agency’s disclaimer, the CDC does receive millions of dollars in industry gifts and funding, both directly and indirectly, and several recent CDC actions and recommendations have raised questions about the science it cites, the clinical guidelines it promotes, and the money it is taking,” she wrote.

In 1983, Lenzer says, the CDC was “authorised” to accept funding from Big Pharma companies, and that in 1995 Congress approved legislation – signed into law by President Bill Clinton – “to encourage relationships between industry and the CDC.”

The report goes on to give a number of examples of how Big Pharma funding has likely affected the outcomes of research that was used to promote questionable medications.

As Natural News has previously reported, the CDC is actually a for-profit corporation, as they are generally defined, much like the rest of the federal government, which has been sold off to the highest corporate bidder.

In that report, we revealed that the CDC was listed in a Dunn & Bradstreet database as a for-profit entity, even though it is supposed to be a public, not-for-profit entity (as Lenzer noted, U.S. taxpayers funded the CDC to the tune of about $6.6 billion last year).

We also tied the CDC to the pharmaceutical industry, which seeks to profit by essentially keeping us sick and dependent on medications.

Compromised by graft and greed

But perhaps none of this should surprise us, considering government agencies of all stripes have no problem lying to the very citizens who pay for their existence.

As Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, noted recently regarding the NSA “head fake,” in which mainstream media reported that the nation’s premier spy agency really was ending its mass surveillance of Americans when provisions of the USA Patriot Act expired May 31:

There are days I just shake my head in bewilderment at the astonishing, almost incomprehensible gullibility of mainstream Americans and the media that claims to be practicing intelligent journalism. When I see the Associated Press report things like, “The NSA had stopped gathering the records from phone companies hours before the deadline,” I’m almost paralyzed with disbelief.

The CDC is not the independent entity that Americans, and the world, have been led to believe it is. Like most other government bureaucracies, it, too, has been compromised by graft – and greed.

Originally posted 2015-06-25 09:07:05.

When someone downs a Starbucks venti frappuccino, it’s probably not the caffeine keeping them addicted, antsy, and wide-eyed. Instead, they are hyper and jumping all over the place because they just downed about 30 cubes of sugar! That’s how much sugar is in the new Starbucks Cinnamon Roll venti frappucccino.

Starbucks recently announced the arrival of six new fraps, and the amount of refined sugar in each cup of espresso is through the roof. In fact, the Cinnamon Roll flavored frap contains 400 percent the recommended daily limit of sugar — an amount that would make any dietician shudder.

Most Americans are already consuming more sugar than recommended. Slurping down 30 more sugar cubes in one sitting is enough overkill to make any metabolic system cry out for help. It wouldn’t take long for someone who downs one of these every weekend to be diagnosed with full blown type-II diabetes.

Starbucks six new frap flavors blow the scale for daily sugar intake

A closer look at each flavor reveals escalating levels of sugar content.

The new Lemon Bar Creme clocks in at 71 grams of sugar in one 24-ounce frap. The sweetness escalates from there, with Cupcake Creme totaling 79 grams, Cotton Candy Creme ringing in at 83 grams, and Red Velvet Cake Creme totaling 87 grams. Pushing the limits, Caramel Cocoa Cluster contains 97 grams, and Cinnamon Roll tops them all with 102 grams of sugar.

To put it in perspective, having a Cinnamon Roll frap is equivalent to drinking an entire one-liter bottle of Coca-Cola! The new Cinnamon Roll frap is like the hard liquor of espresso.

Starbucks frappuccinos create an acidic environment for cancer to take hold in the body

While consumers are free to burden their bodies however they choose, companies as influential as Starbucks should voluntarily start showing some sort of discretion when it comes to the sugar levels in their drinks. What kind of moral standard is being set when a company willingly sells and vigorously markets a drink that has more sugar than a person should consume in an entire week? As the sugar cubes dissolve into the frap, one after another, the standard for healthy living dissolves along with it.

Will future generations of obese, lethargic, and diseased people accept 102 grams of sugar as the new normal for espresso and other sweet drinks? Will the boundaries for sugar content in drinks continue to dissolve, pumping the population with more sugar than the body can healthily process?

Where should the line be drawn? Should a line be drawn? Do consumers even know the dangers that come with consuming this amount of sugar? Do consumers know how acidic they are making their bodies? Do they realize that these drinks create a perfect environment for fungus, bacteria, and cancer to thrive within them? As one’s lips meet the straw of frappucinno bliss, they are really sucking in one of the most acid-forming substances their body has ever had to digest.

In an age of cancer awareness, it’s time to look at what’s really fueling the epidemic. Starbucks’ new frappuccinos really push the limit, inviting cancer to take hold in the human body. Maybe it’s not early cancer screening that everyone should be funding with their cancer research dollars; perhaps they should be looking at the internal environment they are creating within themselves. It starts with awareness of what foods are alkaline-forming and which ones make the body more acidic and put it in a state of disease.

In such a sugary-consumed world, perhaps schoolchildren should be educated about the foods that make their body more alkaline. Shouldn’t health freedom be the primary focus of education for children growing up in today’s world?

The norms often dictate the crowd’s decisions. When standards cease to exist, anyone and everyone is willing to push the envelope, even if it makes them sick, obese, and lethargic throughout their life. Starbucks is setting a sickening norm with their new line of frappuccinos.

Sources:

http://www.vocativ.com

Originally posted 2015-06-22 09:05:59.

whooping coughAs corrupt California lawmakers push to implement Senate Bill 277, which would bar parents from opting their children out of vaccines for personal reasons, a whooping cough outbreak has reportedly occurred at a public school in the coastal town of Salinas, where 99.5 percent of students were vaccinated in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

Reports indicate that all four of the children so far diagnosed with whooping cough, also known as pertussis, . Meanwhile, not a single unvaccinated student came down with the disease, according to reports, suggesting once again that the pertussis vaccine doesn’t work.

Local health authorities are still recommending it, though, which isn’t all that surprising since the Golden State is right now trying to force all school-age children to be vaccinated in order to supposedly prevent these types of disease outbreaks. Any mention of the fact that the pertussis vaccine, in this case DTaP, didn’t prevent this one and the cover is blown.

FDA warned public in 2013 that pertussis vaccine didn’t work

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been aware of this since at least 2013, having published a study in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) addressing the fact that whooping cough still spreads among the vaccinated.

“Based on an animal model, the study … suggests that [acellular pertussis vaccines] may not prevent infection from the bacteria that causes whooping cough in those vaccinated or its spread to other people,” wrote the FDA in a news release.

Did KSBW.com report on this eye-opening study? No. Did it report on a similar study published the same year in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which found that pertussis has become resistant to the current pertussis vaccine? No.

What about the recent admission by public health officials in Los Angeles County that nearly every whooping cough outbreak that’s ever occurred within county borders almost exclusively affected already-vaccinated children? Once again, no.

Older children previously vaccinated as many as five times for pertussis still contracting disease

Instead, KSBW.com brought in a drone-like pediatrician who contended that the best way to combat pertussis is to get vaccinated, even though the vaccine admittedly doesn’t work. Never mind that even older children who’ve received as many as five vaccinations for pertussis during early childhood are still coming down with pertussis – just do what you’re told!

This isn’t a valid argument, of course, nor is it even logical. Telling people to get vaccinated for a disease that’s spreading exclusively among people who were vaccinated is the antithesis of science-based medicine. A better description is cult-like quackery.

“Today’s American attitude toward vaccination IS like a religion,” wrote one commenter at VaccineImpact.com. “Nothing whatsoever can shake the faith of vaccine believers in their religion, the principal tenet of which appears to be: get all the shots that are available! All shots are good, all questions are bad! Never read, never study: just get all the shots.”

Sources:

http://healthimpactnews.com

http://www.ksbw.com

http://www.fda.gov

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu

http://healthimpactnews.com

http://www.scpr.org

http://vaccineimpact.com

Originally posted 2015-06-20 09:03:27.

The cat is finally out of the bag: Vaccines don’t work, they aren’t safe, and more parents than ever are waking up to this fact and saying NO to the jab. And while a special, no-fault “court” system was established back in the mid-1980s to quietly handle the many thousands of cases of vaccine-associated injury and death that occur every year, primarily in children, as a result of vaccines, pro-vaccine fanatics are doing everything that they can to keep this court a secret.

Women’s studies professor and jab promoter Anna Kirkland from the University of Michigan is one such anti-transparency activist who contends that letting people know about the vaccine court, which doesn’t even hold vaccine manufacturers liable for vaccine injuries, by the way, might have the effect of reducing vaccination rates. So all those suffering children and their families who have nowhere else to turn for a remedy will just have to suck it up, in Kirkland’s view, in order to keep the vaccine racket alive and kicking.

Kirkland told NPR recently that she basically opposes advertising for the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, also known as vaccine court, because doing so might make the court “too high-profile.” In other words, if parents of vaccine-injured children know about vaccine court, they might actually use it obtain some kind of justice — oh, the horror!

“Critics, once they see a compensation — you see this on blogs and websites all the time — [say] this means vaccines are dangerous and you shouldn’t vaccinate,” Kirkland stated, clearly more concerned about vaccine industry profits than the safety of children.

Vaccine worshippers fear that telling the truth about vaccines might cause fewer people to get them

It’s all about protecting the reputation of vaccines, after all, even when actual science shows that they come with serious risks. Lisa Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, knows firsthand how damaging vaccines can be, having developed a neurological disease known as Guillain-Barre syndrome, or GBS, immediately after being jabbed for influenza.

Fortunately, Smith learned about the existence of the vaccine court, filed a case, and won. But the monetary award she received wasn’t paid out of pocket by the vaccine corporation that injured her with its deadly product, but rather it came from the 75-cent tax on every vaccine sold that’s paid directly by patients or by taxpayers.

Smith reportedly suffered severe nerve inflammation following her flu shot and developed pain that was the equivalent of third-degree burns on her legs, she recalls. At the hospital, Smith’s physicians admitted that GBS is a known, but rare, side effect of flu vaccines, and the vaccine court that heard Smith’s case agreed with this assessment.

But Kirkland and others who support the government’s vaccination schedule at all costs, no matter the risk of serious injury or death, are terrified that more people will learn about the court and, gasp, attempt to seek justice! This just isn’t acceptable, in Kirkland’s view, because the potential for people to stop vaccinating might shut the whole thing down.

“There was a real fear that some of our childhood vaccines would no longer be available,” Kirkland stated, alluding to vaccines as if they were her pets or children.

Well boohoo, Ms. Kirkland. Too many children are suffering permanent, life-altering health damage at the hands of the jabbers, and something needs to be done to stem this tide of destruction and death. If that means screaming from the rooftops that a vaccine court exists to provide at least some compensation for injuries caused by vaccines, then so be it.

Sources:

http://www.npr.org

https://www.lsa.umich.edu

Originally posted 2015-06-16 09:02:12.

It wasn’t too long ago that avocados were on the “never eat” list of many diets. Back in the days of the low-fat craze in particular, avocados were considered downright sinful!

Thankfully, those days are behind us, and we can celebrate the delicious, delectable avocado for what it truly is: a super healthy food.

There are two main varieties of avocado, the Hass (from California) and the Florida variety. The Hass is the darker one with the rougher, pebbly skin, while the Florida avocado is larger and has a smooth, lighter green skin. Both are healthy — so it’s really just your personal preference as to which kind you indulge in.

Following are five proven reasons why you should include avocados in your diet. Even every day, if you wish!

1. Avocados can help you lose weight (yes, you read that right!)

Rather than being “diet enemy number one,” avocados have proven to be an effective tool in a dieter’s arsenal of weight loss tricks.

In a 2013 study published in the Nutrition Journal, it demonstrated that people who consumed avocado with a meal were 23 percent more satisfied after eating, and get this — had a 28 percent lower desire to eat over the next five hours!(1)

If you think about it, that means that, if you include avocado in one meal a day, you will feel more satiated and eat less the rest of the day. Not to mention being happier, because what a treat!

2. Avocado eaters tend to be healthier than others

So, first we discovered that eating avocados can assist you in weight loss, now we find that eating them can put you into the “healthy people” crowd? This is great news!

Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which analyzed data from 17,567 participants in the U.S., demonstrated that:

“Avocado consumption is associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake, and lower metabolic syndrome risk in US adults.”(2)

3. Avocados are packed with healthy fiber

Many people have heard that fiber is good for them, but aren’t quite sure why. Fiber is the indigestible plant part of food, and when consumed, it helps balance your blood sugar levels and can contribute to weight loss as well.(3)

If you eat just 3.5 ounces of avocado, you get a whopping serving of 7 grams of fiber, and that is 27% of the recommended daily serving for women between 19 and 50 years old!

4. Avocados can boost your nutrient levels

Enjoying a cup of fresh avocado can increase the absorption of carotenoids (powerful antioxidants which your body turns into vitamin A) by an eye-popping 400% in later meals!(4)

5. Avocados are a source of good fats

If you have always thought that avocados were high in fat, well, you were correct. However, there are “good” fats — the kind that can actually help with weight loss — and avocados fall into that category.(4)

Sources for this article include:

(1) http://www.nutritionj.com

(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

(3) http://jn.nutrition.org

(4) http://blogs.naturalnews.com

Originally posted 2015-06-14 09:00:33.

vaccinationsThe proper diet is by far the most important aspect of health, healing, and detoxification, but in cases where damage is severe or you really just want to boost or speed up the process, supplements can help you detoxify. Supplements are not, and never will be, a substitute for the right diet. They are a supplementation to the right diet and nothing more. In fact, they don’t work well with a poor diet.

Niacin, charcoal, vitamin C, spirulina, chlorella, diatomaceous earth, edible earth clays, beneficial fats and other nutrients and herbs can radically accelerate the detoxification process when they accompany a healthy diet.

Flushing with Niacin
Niacin, otherwise known as B3, is a very inexpensive way to boost the efficacy of a detox. You want the flush kind, not the “no flush.” Doctors usually recommend starting with 100 mg, but up to 5,000 a day has been used for serious drug detoxification and other urgent detox needs (such as chemical poisoning).

Don’t take niacin for too long. Taking any one single B vitamin for a long time causes an imbalance or deficiency of other B vitamins. Long term, high dose use of B3 can also damage the liver.

Take it in the morning. In 30 to 45 minutes when it kicks in, exercise or do the sauna. Try some hot tea. Drink lots of fluids (like the cranberry lemonade) and sweat out the toxins. Niacin won’t do you much good if you aren’t flushing out the junk while you do it. It’s powerful. You’ll be itchy, hot, and flushed red all over. Most people without a seriously damaged liver can easily handle 500 mg for a few days. The effects last about an hour.

Detox With Food Grade Activated Charcoal
Food grade charcoal is derived from burning pure, untainted organic substances such as coconuts or certain woods without using toxic chemicals in the process. Charcoal forms a chemical bond with heavy metals and many other toxins and is easily flushed from the body.

“The action of activated charcoal involves adsorption, not absorption of toxins. Adsorption is the electrical attraction of toxins and heavy metals, but not beneficial nutrients, to the surfaces of the fine charcoal particles. This is more of a chelation process. The charcoal itself is not absorbed into the body, so the toxins attached to the charcoal particles exit via the bowels. Don’t be surprised by black stools.” –Natural Society

For vitamin C, spirulina, and chlorella, you can make your own nutrition formula or purchase a high quality powdered nutrition formula that contains these ingredients. If you’re making your own (see below), make sure to use only clean, high-quality spirulina and chlorella and other ingredients. If you choose another multi-nutritional supplement, we highly recommend using a brand that is a nutrition powder made of ground, pure, nutritionally complete food with the enzymes still intact. The chlorella and spirulina are not only amazing superfoods that chelate and detoxify the body, they are both highly bio-available proteins, and they have a synergistic effect with the other ingredients. Do make sure any chlorella or spirulina is from a trustworthy source. These ingredients, when coming from cheap sources, are known to contain contaminants.

Epson Salts, Clay Baths, and Hot & Cold Hydrotherapy
Epson salts and clay baths help to pull toxins from the body while they cleanse the skin and unclog pores to allow more toxins to flow out. Hot and cold hydrotherapy increases blood flow throughout the body. Hot water pushes and increased blood flow to the skin’s surface while cold water drives the blood deep to the core.

Alternating hot and cold water brings fresh blood with oxygen and nutrients to the organs and glands and carries away toxins and pathogens. Start with water as hot as you can stand for a minimum of two minutes. Then turn off the hot water for two minutes of cold—the colder the better. Alternate back and forth for a total of 20 minutes, ending with cold.

Originally posted 2015-06-11 09:00:07.

We are all too aware of the human epidemic of cancer. Much has been written linking our more unhealthy lifestyles and our over-consumption of processed foods, low-quality meat and dairy, and refined sugars as being contributory factors as well as pollution and environmental factors. Big Pharmas and the mainstream medical community dispel these links but more and more evidence is pointing to nature curing our ills – a fact they often don’t want to hear.

This recent research was published in Life Science and involved the herb, commonly used in Chinese medicine, artemisinin which is a “Sweet wormwood” plant or “Artemisia Annua” derivative.
When mixed with iron, researchers found that, within 16 hours, 98% of the cancer cells were killed. It was effective across all types of cancers. Artemisinin has been used in the past as a powerful anti-malarial herb, but this study was specifically exploring its action against cancer. Mixing with iron seems to be the key point, as when the artemisinin was used in isolation there was only a 28% reduction in cancer cells. So when the patients in this study were given an iron supplement (which often accumulates in breast tissue, but especially so in cancerous cells), the artemisinin was effectively able to target ‘bad’ cells and leave ‘good’ cells alone.

The report concluded that “In general, our results show that artemisinin stops ‘E2F1′ transcription factor and intervenes in destruction of lung cancer cells, meaning it presents a transcription way according to which artemisin controls reproductive cancer cell growth”,
“This looks very promising,” says Gary Poser, an organic chemist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland – this could be a huge breakthrough.

Watch this video detailing the promise shown by this herb used with iron by Len Saputo,MD:

 

Originally posted 2015-05-31 10:22:46.

Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the English National Health Service (NHS) in 2010 and 2011 were given a survey in 2013 titled “Living with and Beyond Colorectal Cancer.” Over 15,000 respondents gave complete data for the study. The survey was focused on physical activity and questioned patients about their activity levels after diagnosis and whether their doctor gave them important exercise advice, including duration of physical activity on a weekly basis. The objective of the study was to find out whether a doctor’s exercise advice after cancer diagnosis would prompt patients to engage in more physical activity. The study found out that doctors routinely withhold life-saving advice on exercise — therefore leaving patients clueless about how physical activity can help them recover.

Only a third of patients were given life-saving advice from their care giver

As a matter of fact, only a third of respondents (31 percent) recalled receiving any kind of advice from their doctor on physical activity after their colorectal cancer diagnosis. A shocking 69 percent of respondents didn’t receive any kind of exercise advice, which ultimately limits their ability to recover from the disease. Those who did receive advice on performing physical activity were more likely to engage in brisk exercise and meet physical activity guidelines established in the UK.

However, only about a third of patients receive this important advice from their care giver, clearly showing that doctors routinely suppress a patient’s ability to heal by withholding basic advice. The research was carried out at the University College London (UCL).

“There’s evidence to show that exercise is beneficial and safe for cancer patients. And some studies show that it can even help to speed up recovery after treatment,” said head cancer information nurse Martin Ledwick.

Only 22 percent of bowel cancer patients in the survey reported that they engaged in the recommended amount of physical activity each week, which is around two and a half hours. Astonishingly, a third of patients did no physical activity at all.

Dr. Abi Fisher, lead author of the study and senior researcher at the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre at UCL, said, “Our research suggests that advice on being active isn’t in place yet, but we believe this should become a part of bowel cancer care. Previous research has shown that doctors can increase their cancer patients’ levels of activity by discussing exercise, but they need clear information to ensure this important advice becomes routine.”

“We’re keen to boost the number of health professionals promoting physical activity by finding simple but effective ways to give this important advice,” he emphasized.

Trampoline rebounding proves to be effective for colon cancer recovery

Stage III colon cancer survivor Chris Wark explains the importance of physical activity for helping the body move lymph to facilitate the natural detoxification process.

The lymphatic system plays an integral role in immune system health and is responsible for producing white blood cells called lymphocytes in the bone marrow and thymus gland. Lymph vessels, relying on muscle contractions, carry B cell and T cell lymphocytes to help fight infection in the body. This lymphatic system also carries around dead cells, metabolic waste and toxins, which are ultimately eliminated through mucus, urine, liver bile and sweat. By engaging in physical activity, one stimulates the muscles to contract, helping pump toxins and dead cells through the lymphatic system and out of the body. By sweating, these toxins are released through the sweat glands.

From experience, Chris Wark understands that trampoline rebounding is an effective natural strategy to stimulate the lymphatic system. It was one of the exercises he engaged in daily to speed up his body’s detoxification process to help him recover from colon cancer. The rapid G-force resistance phenomenon behind rebounding puts every cell in the body to the test, strengthening nearly every part of the musculoskeletal system. In these moments of contraction, the lymphatic system is activated to its fullest potential and encourages the body to remove the very toxins that are likely fueling the cancer in the patient.

Originally posted 2015-05-28 10:19:58.

Until just a couple of years ago, kale did not get nearly the same attention as other leafy greens like spinach or Swiss chard. Many people had not even tried kale and were not quite sure how it was prepared! Fortunately, that has all been changing in these past couple of years as people start to understand more about the amazing nutritional value that kale has to offer – and the amazing health benefits it offers as well. Whether it is chopped in a salad, sautéed in olive oil and garlic or put in a juicer and added to the morning smoothie, kale has got what it takes. Read on to find out more about the health benefits that kale can bring to the table.

Reduces Inflammation

Medical professionals are now increasingly aware of the role that chronic, low-level inflammation plays in many conditions like diabetes, heart disease and even certain forms of cancer. Kale, however, is considered to be one of the great anti-inflammatory foods since it is full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are able to reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Supports Heart Health

Kale is an incredibly heart-healthy food! It has been shown that a diet rich in kale (and other greens like spinach or collards) are linked to prevention of cholesterol and fat building up in the arteries, a process called atherosclerosis which is a major risk factor for heart attacks.

Boosts Immunity

Kale, like many dark, leafy green vegetables, is a rich source of antioxidants. These antioxidants boost the immune system by helping to remove toxins from the body and by preventing oxidative stress to the cells from free radicals. This, in turn, can also help reduce the development of certain forms of cancer.

Provides Dietary Fiber

Dietary fiber is incredibly important to the overall health of the body – and most Americans simply do not get enough of it!!! A diet high in fiber is associated with improved digestion, easier weight loss, more efficient removal of toxins from the body and even better heart health!

Excellent Source of Nutrients

Because the American diet is so dependent upon highly processed foods, it often lacks not only dietary fiber but many other important nutrients as well. Increasing the consumption of kale can help because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and even protein, all of which can help those who are trying to overcome various nutritional deficiencies.

Therefore, kale is not just a delicious and versatile vegetable to add to the diet. It also brings with it a ton of health benefits, making it one of the truly great superfoods and a wonderful addition to any diet which seeks to promote heart health, increased immunity and overall better nutritional status.

Originally posted 2015-05-24 10:18:13.

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