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JUST A THOUGHT (your health and wellness)

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I received the following communication in one of my inboxes yesterday; that was really touching.

“It makes me happy to see that you are a health and wellness crusader as well. I am to, as you might be able to tell from my various posts and site info. Who wouldn’t If they had been care-taking for an older brother for the past 18 months, in and out of doctor’s offices, MRI technicians offices, pharmacies while he sits in a wheel chair unable to stand or walk, due to knees and spine problems, (a young man , a career ……) or a cousin (only 54 years young), loosing both legs to diabetes within a single month ?”

The content of this captivated my heart for most of the day. I sought the person’s permission to include this communication in my blog; bur really, I didn’t have to.

You are probably saying that; that would have been rude of me. My answer to that is; If you are honest with yourself, you would agree that the sentiments expressed here, could have been from anyone of hundreds of thousands in this world. There is not much unique about the situation expressed here. Because things are so out of control, we are forced to be more pre-occupied with fighting abnormalities, and doctors and medications, rather than maintaining HEALTH AND WELLNESS . Read the rest of this entry

BAD CARBS

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We have already established that processed white flour is the king of bad carbs, and not part of HEALTHY NUTRITION. Mainly because it is the residue of whole grain wheat, with all of the fiber removed. I believe most of the nutrients are also removed, because some commercially sold brands are labeled as enriched. Since whole grain wheat is not white, white flour is bleached. Chances are with chlorine. Again some brands offer an unbleached version.

Many of you probably can’t relate to this, but I remember as a child, when Easter was approaching, it was kite season. We made our own kites with various sticks and any kind of paper. It was an art form. Involving competitions, of beauty and flying endurance. There was hardly commercial glue available, and if it was, it could not hold a candle to home made. We made glue with flour and water. Once that sucker dried, it was stronger and harder than any manufactured glue. Think for a second. Do you think that gunk behaves any differently when it is cooked, or when other ingredients are added to it to make food? No matter how appealing it is prepared, and how tasty it is made, it is still all gunk we are putting in our bodies. What do you think is the cause of most constipation? In most cases a lack of fiber in the diet, and too much refined white flour in its many forms. It has gotten so bad that fiber is now sold in many different varieties in the pharmacy, for way more than it would cost to get it naturally from fruits and vegetables.

Bleached white flour is used to produce more food items than you can imagine. While there are many shapes, and slight variations in the make- up of these pasta forms, they are mostly made of this all carbohydrate, high glycemic index, staple.

The Daily Mail of the UK recently concluded a survey of the world’s most popular foods. 1. Pasta 2. Meat 3. Rice 4. Pizza 5. Chicken 6. Fish and seafood 7. Vegetables 8. Chinese food 9. Italian food 10. Mexican food. Read about it here: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2004279/

Pasta, rice, pizza, Chinese food, Italian food, and Mexican food usually include lots of bread based items. Then we have the cakes and pies, the fried foods that are battered with—you guessed it—flour. Is it a small wonder that our consumption of bad carbs is out of control, and leading to related health conditions? Modern day eating habits are leading to children with type two diabetes, kidney failures, and amputations, obesity and other related conditions that were once rare. We must strive toward reducing these from our daily intake and adopt a more HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

There is a theory out there that many other illnesses are caused by the body’s inability to tolerate the gluten in flour. Many persons are discovering that they have an intolerance to gluten (the substance in wheat that makes it sticky) while investigating the mysterious cause of various health conditions. Rumor has it that 98% of people who suffer from gluten intolerance don’t know it, and will discover it after it has created health challenges that are too severe to ignore. Since rumors are not always true, I invite you to do your own research on this topic.

The other thing that has to be considered is that many of the items made with white flour are also made with sugar, which further increases the negative effects of bad carb absorption. Added to that we sometimes consume these foods with a sugar infused beverage. WOW!! Can you hear somebody’s kidneys screaming “Help me!!” Yes, we can help. By paying more attention to eliminating some of the gunk from our diet, and replacing it with healthier, fiber- filled forms of carbohydrates.

Tomorrow, I shall write about some interesting forms of good forms of carbohydrates, since we do need carbohydrates as part of a HEALTHY DIET. Go here to learn how you can counteract cravings for these bad carbs. SKINNY FIBER is formulated with three kinds of fiber that help to reduce cravings and also help you to eat less. http://www.healthandwealthbuilders.net

TO YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

KNOW YOUR CARBS

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The average adult can assess the quality of a vehicle by looking at it. Or even by the mention of its name. Most people can distinguish a high end car from a low end one. They choose their vehicles carefully; considering the durability and resale value. All of this is good. A lot of thought goes into acquiring our material possessions. We also know which oil is better for the car. Which lubricant protects the engine better, and which gasoline gives better performance. An expensive vehicle is an indication of the lifestyle we live? My mission is to encourage us to focus more on having a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

Would the average person be able to distinguish a good carb from a bad carb? Name a high glycemic index carbohydrate, from a low glycemic index carbohydrate? Can we evaluate the effect of high sugar foods from those that are reasonably safe to our body’s systems? Is it a worthy endeavor to give the same attention to our HEALTH AND NUTRITION?

Carbohydrates are necessary in the diet. They are the energy foods that fuel our activities. Muscles need fuel to walk write, even to breathe. The challenges with carbohydrates come in the way they are consumed and digested.

In their natural form, most carbohydrates are contained in foods with other stables, like fiber. Carbohydrate Foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans are considered good carbs. The fiber in these foods causes the carbohydrates to be absorbed more slowly into the blood stream, minimizing the chance of a rapid spike in blood sugar content. This is known as the glycemic index. (The rate at which the sugar is absorbed into the blood). A low glycemic index also ensures a slower release of energy which means that the energy gained from a meal is prolonged. Good dietary practices contribute a more HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

Carbohydrate foods that have been stripped of their fiber, like breads, pastas and other foods made with refined flour, as well as white rice are considered bad carbs. This is because many of the other nutrients have also been stripped in the refining process.
When these, white flour and added sugar foods are eaten, the kidneys are unable to process the sugars at this abnormal rate, and the excess is quickly pushed into the bloodstream. There is an influx of energy which is quickly used up and followed by an energy crash. This is not good for our NUTRITION AND HEALTH.

To consume enough fiber with your carbs eat plant foods in their natural state. Sweet potatoes, beans, vegetables fruits, legumes and brown rice, are good choices. In addition to preventing blood sugar spikes, these foods also ensure an adequate amount of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. (Plant nutrients)
It should be noted that most fruit juices are not equivalent to fruit in its natural state. The fiber is missing. Additionally, chances are the juice is concentrated, making the sugar content and glycemic index abnormally high. If you have ever squeezed an orange, you will see that the juice bears no resemblance to the stuff you pour from a cartoon or bottle.

So the quality of the carbohydrate food, basically, can be determined by its fiber content. Even though most fiber is not absorbed, they perform irreplaceable functions. Fiber slows down food absorption which is optimal. It also acts like a broom, helping to carry the unwanted fat (saturated fat) —the type that clogs the kitchen sink—-.out of the body, thus lowering cholesterol.

A more detailed article on the importance of fiber in the diet can be found here. princessshimari.com/?p=139
If you don’t believe you are eating the right kinds of carbs? If you usually get a sugar high followed by a sugar crash? If you want to help regulate your blood sugar levels? If you want to help clean cholesterol from your digestive tract? SKINNY FIBER can help. Learn about it here. http://www.shimari.SkinnyFiber.com

TO OUR SUCCESS IN BUILDING OUR HEALTH IN 2012.

PORTION CONTROL FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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As many of us endeavor to lose weight at the beginning of this year, we use different methods. Some of us join the gym. Some purchase exercise equipment to use at home. We sign up for various weight loss programs, go to meetings and whatever method we believe will work for us.

The ultimate goal is to have our bodies use more calories than we feed it on a daily basis so that it is forced to go into the fat stores for the extra energy it needs to keep going.
I chose to go the route of SKINNY FIBER on this occasion. SKINNY FIBER is a method of weight loss that is based on replacing some of the food you consume with fiber. Not just any fiber. The capsules, which you take with plenty of water 30 to 45 minutes before a large meal, are made up of three remarkable forms of fiber from around the world.

Glucomannan is native to Asia. Sometimes referred to as a super fiber, it expands up to 50 times in your stomach, allowing you to eat less, feel full, and curve cravings.
Watch this video to hear it straight from the Doctor. youtu.be/bcTNa3PBHWE

Caralluma extracts block the formation of new fat, and causes fat reserves to be burned, so that you maintain your energy even with less food.
Cha de bugre is the Brazilian secret to losing weight. It stimulates fat burning by gently energizing your metabolism, and lowering cravings for food.

These three forms of fiber are well documented and can be easily researched. They are sold separately by many Health providers. SKINNY BODY CARE combines them all to produce an amazing product.
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I waited to start at the beginning of the year, and in the past few days, I have noticed one glaring fact. One I am sure that with a little more conditioning of my mind will adjust to.
I am a foodie. I love food. Love to cook, bake and I get thrills from preparing meals. So not being able to eat at will is not exactly fun. I take my SKINNY FIBER pills and I am not hungry. I know I have to eat less, I start out with less food, but I feel like I have to leave some back because, to force it would be counter- productive. Whatever method of weight loss you choose will most likely involve making some kind of significant adjustments in your eating habits. With SKINN FIBER, it is reducing the amount of your intake significantly.

I am one of those people who don’t like to waste food. I feel like since God has blessed us with good food we ought to consume it. I always think about all the people in the world who don’t have what we are blessed with, and how what I throw away could have saved some child’s life for a day or two.
So now I have to adjust my mind set to see food not as a source of joy and fulfillment but as just to provide enough sustenance for the day.

I will not venture to get on the scale until the first week has passed. But it does not matter what the scale says, as much as it matters that I control my desire to eat more than I need to. In short I need to start looking at food in a different light.
Anyone who decides to use SKINNY FIBER as their means of losing weight and improving their health should bear in mind that the ultimate goal is to eat less than you normally would. This is more of an emotional issue and one that I am sure others will be faced with, and needs to know that they are not alone and it should not be used as a reason to give up on their goals.
I hope this insight helps someone on their journey to better health in 2012.

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A HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS 2012

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As we toast in the New Year, I am venturing to encourage you make a toast to a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE in 2012.
What a wonderful time of the year for “New Beginnings”. The year 2011 is as gone as 2000 or 1955 or any of the years that went before it. What is done is done. What is gone is gone. What went right we can cherish. What went wrong we can try to better in the coming year.
All the things that we intended to fix, the ideas that never left the thinking pad, the ones that got started and had a hard time taking off. This is the right time to whip up a new attitude about whatever you believe that you should change for the best. I can’t think of anything better to adopt at the beginning of a NEW YEAR, than a more active approach to FOOD and NUTRITION.
Like the name of my business implies, I am here to encourage you to build your HEALTH first and foremost, and then to build your WEALTH so that you can enjoy life with a renewed vigor.
There are many ways that we can improve the health and performance of our bodies.
Getting enough rest. This is the time that the body goes to work in healing, repairing, and regulating. Without sufficient rest, it compromises everything else that you are trying to do.
Drink enough water. It helps with the absorption of nutrients, as well as to flush unwanted toxins and left- overs from metabolism. (Read a fuller article here) http://princessshimari.com/?p=137
Of utter- most importance to maintaining a healthy body is supplying our cells with NUTRITIONAL FOOD.
Before you begin to think to yourself, that I have some nerve telling you to eat well, I want to remind you that the quality of the food is not determined by the amount on the bill at the restaurant. It is not determined by the tastiness or satisfaction of it, or whether you eat it with a gold plated cutlery or plastic ones.
Nutritional food is the kind that contains the nutrients that the body needs to keep it functioning well, allows it to repair and rebuild, and fight off invasive elements.

We could reduce the incidences of many diseases and ailments by simply feeding the body right. One of the endearing benefits of cultivating a new habit of this kind, could be to show a child or two the right ways to nourish their bodies, so that they grow up with better eating habits. Children should not be dealing with the kind of health conditions that many are battling with. They should be taught and guided in a better direction.
It is not possible to get into all the details at this time, but I just wanted to encourage you to include in your mid- night toast, a pledge to yourself, to adopt a healthier attitude toward FOOD AND NUTRITION for the new YEAR. It could make all the difference to the success of the year.
Cheers to your success in building your HEALTH and your WEALTH for 2012.
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GET IN THE GAME and turn it around.

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I pondered on this topic for three or four days. I wanted to be able to get the correct message across without offending anyone. But the reality is this; there are many people out there, who know within themselves that their health is not optimum. Whether you suffer from diabetes, High Blood Pressure, high cholesterol, migraines, or any number of ailments, chances are: that whatever is ailing you is caused by poor eating habits. And chances are that it can be turned around or improved by adjusting your eating habits. Some of us actually think that it is normal and we can’t do anything about it. That is a lie from the pit of hell. And the devil wants to see us destroy our health. That way we are doing his job for him.
Some of us have decided that this is the year we will try to take better care of our bodies. Some of us will start off with a boom. How far we go as the year slides on depends solely on the individual. Continuing on the same path doing the same things we are used to doing will make the situation worse.
The only thing that goes away by ignoring it is time.
Your body is not a dollar bill, which with continued abuse will become deteriorated. When it becomes too worn, it is taken to the mint and shredded and replaced with a brand new one. Your body is not replaceable. It is the only one you have. The sooner you start to take better care, the sooner it will begin to repair itself.
I know there are persons out there who are sitting and thinking to themselves that it is too late.
“I’m already on medication.” “I’m already doing insulin.”
Maybe you are saying, that the doctor says I have to take the medication for the rest of my life, so that means the hypertension can’t be cured.
Someone might be saying. “I am too fat, too much over weight. It does not matter anymore.”
I have actually heard a person say something to the effect of, I am going to eat what I want and live till I die. That is actually giving up without a fight. Are you not worth fighting for? Aren’t your children and grand- children worthy of having you around for those special moments in their lives?
Perhaps you are one of us who just have a little weight to lose, twenty, thirty, maybe forty pounds. And every year you promise yourself. You will start to lose it soon. Every day that you put it off, every month that you put it off, every year that you put it off, you are not only going further in the wrong direction, but making it harder to get motivated to start the journey back to optimum weight and better health.

Let me agree with those of us who know that we need to step up our game when it comes to losing weight and improving our health. I know it is not easy. It has never been and will never be easy to come from a negative position to the place of optimum performance. It requires an extra bit of effort. I included this video as a motivator. In 33 seconds, the outcome of the game was determined. Somewhere in that final minute, someone decided that it was not over till it was over. Perhaps you are not the one this article is intended to motivate. But maybe you know someone who you are reading this for and who is waiting for you to reach out and encourage them. Will you make an effort to make a difference, in your little corner of the world?
If it were not for my children who were both less than ten years old at the time, pleading with me day in and day out; I may still be smoking. God knows where my body would have deteriorated to in the last 19 years. But it took love to jolt me to reality.
The longest journey begins with the first step, and every step brings you one step closer to the destination. There is a lot of power in counting yourself worthy of fighting for. Believe me when I tell you that I care more about people helping themselves than I care about pushing SKINNYM FIBER. But at the same time, it is the help that many of us need. Not only for weight loss, but to help in many other areas. (This will take a separate article). You can see picture and audio testimonials here. http://www.insanelanes.org/dreamteam/testimonials.htm
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