Monday, January 31, 2011

Lowering Your Intake of Sodium

Sodium is an essential trace mineral that the body needs in small quantities in order to be healthy. In fact the recommended daily intake of it is only between 1500 to 2400 mg per day, which equates to 1 tsp. or less per day.

However, due to all the processed and fast foods, most people consume much more salt in a day than that. Studies show that the average person consumes somewhere between 2,500 to 5,000 mg a day. That is more than twice the recommended daily intake. Read More...

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is a cancer of the womb, also known as the uterus where the fetus is developed. The uterus resembles the shape of a pear or a papaya and is located in the pelvic area. The wall of the uterus is made up of two linings: the inner lining, known as the endometrium, and an outer lining of muscle tissue, known as the myometrium. The endometrial cancer is formed within the cells of the endometrium.

90% of all uterine cancers occur in the endometrium, and this is the third most common cancer among women. Read More...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of uterine cancer. It is a slow-growing malignant cancer which forms in the cells on the surface of the cervix. The cervix is located in the pelvic area and is actually the lower part of the uterus which connects the uterus to the vagina (birth canal).

There are two main types of cancerous cells in cervical cancer.

Squamous cell carcinomas: 80 to 90 percent of all cervical cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. These begin in the thin skin-like cells that line the bottom of the cervix.

Adenocarcinomas: 10 to 20 percent of cervical cancers are Adenocarcinomas. These begin in the glandular cells that line the upper part of the cervix. Read More...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Cure For Cancer

What you're about to read may shock you. You may not believe it, because it may seem cruel or unreasonable, but I challenge you to read on with an open mind. Do your own research and decide for yourself.

Cancer is not an incurable disease as most doctors, the FDA, or the National Cancer Institute (NCI) would have you to believe. 

It is a deficiency disease; when the body doesn't have enough nutrients it is unable to rid itself of all the toxins, and as a result the cancer cells begin to form. Read More...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tips For Living on the Raw Food Diet

The raw food diet is not just a fad diet that you can go on for a few months to lose weight or regain your health only to bounce back to your old diet again. But rather it is a long term diet that you can make a permanent part of your life, as it can supply you with all the nutrients that your body needs.

However, due to lack of social support, you may find yourself alone in your quest for eating healthy, and thus you may often be tempted to go back to your old eating habits. But you don't have to cave, or go back, as there are many things that you can do to help you stay strong. Here are some tips for living on the raw food diet. Read More...

What Causes Body Odor

There are several myths when it comes to the topic of body odor, regarding as to what it is, what causes it, and how to stop it. When we think of it we tend to think of sweat; as every time one breaks into a sweat bad body odor arises. So we use deodorants and antiperspirants to mask the smell and stop the sweating altogether in the attempt to get rid of body odor.

But sweating is good for you; it cleans the pores in your skin and helps to keep you looking young. Sweat by itself is odorless and is not the cause of body odor by any means. So masking the odor or stopping the sweat is not the answer. Read More...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Health Benefits of the Acai Berry

The acai berry is grown in the rainforests of South America. The palm trees which they grow on are slender palms and can range anywhere from 15 to 30 meters in height, with their leaves up to 3 meters in length.

The fruit, is only a small, round berry which measures only about 1 inch in circumference. The berry is a deep purple and somewhat resembles a blueberry. It has one large seed in the center, which takes up about 80 percent of the acai berry. However, even though there is not much flesh to this berry, it contains many essential nutrients which makes harvesting this small acai berry well worth it. Read more...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How To Detoxify After The Holidays

The holidays are all about family get-togethers, apple pies, turkey, chocolate and other yummy deserts. And who can pass these by?

The answer is very few people have the strength to walk past all the junk being served at the holiday dinners. For many people this is the time they gain unwanted pounds, and to top it off, the food has left them feeling sluggish to the point where they have no will-power to do anything about it.

But it doesn't have to stay this way, we can pick ourself up and restore our bodies back to health. All we have to do is detoxify and get all those toxins out of the body, and we will be as good as new. Read More...

How To Improve Your Memory

Your memory is simply the process of recalling information that you have stored in your brain. It is sort of like your muscles in the sense that the more you exercise it, the stronger, or sharper it will become. Your muscles determine your physical strength, and your brain determines your mental strength. Therefore, it is essential that you engage in regular mental exercises in order to preserve and strengthen your mental abilities.

It is also very important that you eat a healthy diet, as exercising your brain is not enough. You need the right foods that will nourish and empower your brain allowing you to remember even more. Read More...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Health Benefits of Juicing

Juicing your fruits and vegetables can be very beneficial to your body. Our bodies require that we eat at least 1 pound of vegetables for every 50 pounds of body weight. That's a lot of vegetables and most people don't find the time to eat that many. But with juicing it makes it fast and easy to consume the daily requirements.

Also, when juicing we tend to use a larger variety of vegetables—some which we wouldn't consume otherwise. This helps to ensure we get all the vitamins and minerals we need.

One of the main health benefits of juicing is that the juice doesn't pass through the digestive system but goes straight into your bloodstream and cleans the blood and liver. All the nutrients are absorbed immediately, and they work together to increase the metabolism, which increases energy levels and helps in weight loss. Fresh juices when combined with a healthy diet can help to get rid of cellulite faster than any other food or drink.

Freshly squeezed juices contain beneficial enzymes also known as proteins, and are high in vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. Antioxidants help to flush out harmful toxins and free radicals that contribute to many common ailments and serious and life-threatening diseases.

By drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices and staying away from other junk food you can prevent just about any sickness or disease imaginable. Anything from the common cold and depression to asthma, poor blood circulation, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's and even cancer can be avoided when consuming the recommended amount of fresh fruit and vegetable juices every day.

Fruit and vegetable juices act as an anti-aging remedy by getting rid of all the free radicals which overtime cause wrinkles and other damages to the skin and muscles. They clear up the pores to prevent and cure acne and black-heads. Thus they can help to boost self esteem and help with social anxiety.

Bones and teeth will become stronger. Muscles will tone up and won't be as stiff, thus juicing is essential in helping to prevent and even cure fibromyalgia.

A juice fast can help to break unhealthy habits such as coffee, sodas, smoking and overeating.

For those who are sick, these juices can help to recover faster and even cure diseases which modern medicine has no cure for. All you need to get started with juicing is juicer and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

3 Ways to Control Body Odor

Body odor is not something that anyone wants to deal with, as it can be embarrassing if it gets out of hand. Proper hygiene can do wonders for helping to control body odor, but there are also a few other things that you can do to help with the problem.

The common understanding is that body odor is caused by sweating, but, the truth is that the odor is actually caused by the toxins that the sweat brings out to the surface of the skin. Thus when your body is free from toxins, then a foul body odor will not be a problem. Here are 3 ways to control body odor, aside from proper hygiene.

Healthy Diet

When the foods that go into your body are dead because they have been heavily processed, and contain many harmful ingredients, then the smell of those foods will not be pleasant when they come out. These are foods that the body does not know how to break down and digest properly, and thus they remain in the body for a period of time and become toxic before the body can begin to eliminate them.

But when you feed the body live foods that it can digest and eliminate within a day or so, then the foods do not have a chance to become toxic, and thus the body odor is reduced, and in many cases eliminated altogether.

The foods that need to be eliminated are animal proteins, particularly red meat, fast and processed foods, as well as all junk foods such as chips and candy bars, as they can all cause body odor.

Then the foods to incorporate are live plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices and nuts and seeds. Ginger root, lemon balm, mint, sage and cilantro are excellent herbs to naturally help with body odor.

Juice Fast

A juice fast will give the digestive system a break, and during this time, no new toxins are introduced to the body. Thus the toxins that have accumulated in the body for a while are able to leave the digestive tract and the blood stream. The fewer amount of toxins that are in the body, the less offensive the odor will be.


Sweating is good for you, for the more you sweat, the more toxins can be released from the body. To promote the body to break into a sweat, you can take a hot bath, sit in a sauna or engage in exercise.

Just remember that when you promote your body to break into a sweat, that you consume plenty of fluids to replace those that you lost during sweating.