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How’s Your Microbiome?

Suffice to say that you and I all have Microbiomes. As a matter of fact, we not only have the Microbiome, we ARE the Microbiome. That is, our Microbiome make up who we are genetically, biologically, and even emotionally as it affects our brain function as well.

Microbiome is a word that you may have heard of recently. It’s a word being used in increasing frequency to refer to our gut health. And our gut health is one of the hottest topics in the healthy field right now.

So I will begin here by sharing some background and practical info from time to time throughout 2018 on Microbiome as it is critical to our human health and well-being.

As a start, let’s go to the Webster’s Dictionary for the word Microbiome – “a community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit a particular environment and especially the collection of microorganisms living in or on the human body.”

I would quickly add, Microbiome does not only exists in and on human body, it exists in our environment as well. There are bacteria and fungi, and other microorganisms in soils, plants, animals, and even air. Yes, they are everywhere!

Some simple facts about human body’s microbiome:

  • Our body is home to about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes, collectively known as your microbiome.
  • Microbiome is a complement of bacteria and other organisms on your skin, gums, and teeth, in your genital tract, and especially in your gut.
  • Human Microbiome is relatively and generally very stable. However, that balance can be altered by introduction of external forces such as wide spectrum antibiotics.
  •  As cited by the NIH publication (1), “the current generation of antibiotics are broad spectrum and target broad swaths of the normal microbiota as well. Thus, antibiotics significantly affect the host’s (you) innate gut microbiota. Three to four days after treatment with the broad-spectrum antibiotic ciprofloxacin (commonly known as Cipro) the gut microbiota experience a decrease in taxonomic richness, diversity, and evenness.” – In short, it offsets the healthy microbiome balance in our guts and may cause long term regrettable health consequences.
  • Furthermore, the same article says that it takes a long time (as in years) for the Microbiome to fully recover – “Indeed, the reestablishment of some species can be affected for up to four years following antibiotic treatment.”

Suffice to say that you and I all have Microbiome. As a matter of fact, we not only have the Microbiome, we ARE the Microbiome. That is, our Microbiome make up who we are genetically, biologically, psychologically and even emotionally.

Enough said for now, let’s watch a very nice video below by Dr. Greger as an intro for us on Microbiome. More to come on Microbiome in the future.


Source: www.nutritionfacts.org

 

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3426293/

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Is Avocado Good For You?

Is Avocado Good For You?

With the Keto Diet gaining popularity, more and more people are interested in Avocado as their source of high-fats diet plan.

Avocado, one of the most beloved fruits(because it is a single seeded fruit from a tree)/vegetable(because of lack of sweetness, its fatty content v. all other fruits, and it is green in physical appearance and content) in the western hemisphere. Most of us have fully accepted of its goodness and how it helps with our health in general. But few knows exactly how it works and why is it good for our body.

To help us shed some light on Avocados I am showing here one of Dr. Greger’s videos for our background education. Caution: Dr. Greger does get into the science of it and it may get a bit overwhelming after awhile. But he has all the good stuff (scientific studies) that you and I need to better understand about this marvelous fruit/vegetable – whatever you call it!

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/are-avocados-healthy/

 

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Arsenics in Rice, Mushrooms, and Wine

Here is a video by Dr. Greger of NutritionFacts.org to further substantiate existence of Arsenic heavy metal in our regular daily food and drinks such as rice, mushrooms, and wine.

In our last blog we viewed a video by Dr. Wright who spoke of importance of avoiding different kind of heavy metals in our body for they can trigger cardiovascular anomalies.

You may not see how prevalent are heavy metals in our daily life? Let me share a small sample of our daily exposure to heavy metals:

  • Dental amalgan, some vaccines, batteries – contain some Mercury.
  • Cookwares and Deodorants – contain Aluminum.
  • Soil and Water – Arsenic.
  • Old paint, batteries, solder, toys, artist paints, fuels, water – Lead.
  • Many food and drinks contain some amount of Tin, Nickel, Cadmium, etc…

Here is a video by Dr. Greger of NutritionFacts.org to further substantiate existence of Arsenic heavy metal in our regular daily food and drinks such as rice, mushrooms, and wine.

What are we to do?

Obviously we want to avoid the heavy metal exposure as much as we can. However given in the world we live in today, this is practically impossible. So the next best thing is to give yourself a chelation treatment on a regular basis. Simplistically, chelation is a process of removing the heavy metal toxins from within our body. Many herbs can do that rather effectively. You are welcome to call us for chelation programs that we have for heavy metals.

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Untold Causes of Hypertension

Here is a video that you may find interesting regarding high blood pressure. The points Dr. Wright making here are not generally discussed by medical doctors but they may be highly relevant to your heart health and particularly high blood pressure condition. You don’t have to take my words for it. Watch this video (16 minutes) and see for yourself.

Here is a video that you may find interesting regarding high blood pressure. The points Dr. Wright making here are not generally discussed by medical doctors but they may be highly relevant to your heart health and particularly high blood pressure condition. You don’t have to take my words for it. Watch this video (16 minutes) and see for yourself.

What do you think? If you like what you saw here and would like more information on high blood pressure, here is an excellent book for you to read and dig further into this subject. The title is “The High Blood Pressure Hoax,” by Dr. Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., Prestige Publishing, 2005.

Also, if you are interested in quality Magnesium, Vitamin D3, Berberine, oral chelation program and other heart health related supplements, we have got them all. Give us a call or stop by.

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Bottled Water Video

Stop drinking from bottled water. Ask us how to use your tap water to generate world’s purest and healthiest water using state-of-the-art bio-ceramic mineral stones technology!

Before you purchase another plastic water bottle, please think twice for our environment perspective and your own health perspective.

Watch this entertaining and yet serious Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) by The Story of Stuff Project, employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.

Stop drinking from bottled water. Ask us how to use your tap water to generate world’s purest and healthiest alkaline and anti-oxidant water using state-of-the-art bio-ceramic mineral stones!

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Vectoring Your Heart Health

The ZYTO Bio-Scan device is a versatile energetic scan device that combines the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine’s understanding of our body’s energetics and modern GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology to assess our body’s energetic imbalances.
Here, we feature the ZYTO Founder and CEO Dr. Vaughn R Cook sharing with us some tips for keeping your heart healthy. Dr. Cook describes how you can better understand your health by knowing which parts of body the heart has an energetic relationship with.

The ZYTO Bio-Scan device is a versatile energetic scan device that combines the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine’s understanding of our body’s energetics and modern GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology to assess our body’s energetic imbalances.

To help us understand the term “Vectoring Heart Health”, ZYTO Founder and CEO Dr. Vaughn R Cook describes how you can better understand your health by knowing which parts of body the heart has an energetic relationship with. Dr. Cook also shares with us some tips for keeping your heart healthy.

Feel free to let us know of your thoughts on this topic and if you are interested in finding out more about ZYTO Bio-Scan services we provide – please click here.

May Your Heart Be Healthy and Happy Always!

 

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Cholesterol Crystals May Tear Though Our Artery Lining

Here is an interesting find. According to Dr. Michael Greger’s research (www.nutritionfacts.org), the heart diseases and cholesterol connection may be related to the cholesterol physical crystalline structure playing a key role to the undesirable atherosclerotic plaques rupture within our inner arterial lining.

Here is an interesting find. According to Dr. Michael Greger’s research (www.nutritionfacts.org), the heart diseases and cholesterol connection may be related to the cholesterol physical crystalline structure playing a key role to the undesirable atherosclerotic plaques rupture within our inner arterial lining.

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FED UP or BE FED!

The new movie, FED UP, out in major theater near you on May 9 (coming Friday), finally tells the truth about food and childhood obesity. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, “It is the movie we have been waiting for. It will change how we think and act forever about this problem. It is a powerful indictment of how the food industry hooks us on addicted processed foods laden with hidden sugars.”

Do you ever wonder why statistics on obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases continue to worsen over time despite tremendous advancements in modern medicine? So bad now that a whole new generation of young Americans, and I mean really young in age, are being diagnosed with these same diseases at an earlier and earlier age. Of course, these are complex problems with multi-faceted causes. But have you ever had a hunch that one of the key causes might be our food and drink? Well, wonder no more….

The new movie, FED UP, out in major theaters near you on May 9 (this Friday), finally tells the truth about food and childhood obesity. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, “It is the movie we have been waiting for. It will change how we think and act forever about this problem. It is a powerful indictment of how the food industry hooks us on addicted processed foods laden with hidden sugars.”

Dr. Hyman (featured in the movie) discusses the latest research revealing a 30% increase in Type 2 diabetes in children since 2001. Now, one in four teenagers has pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes, one in 10 kids have a fatty liver, and many have cirrhosis from drinking soda and eating sugar.

Do these statistics sound “normal” to you?

Watch the movie trailer below for a brief intro and then go watch this movie for a personal awakening experience. Heck, let me suggest that you take your entire family out, young and old, and watch this movie together. It might be the best thing you do for your kids!

By the way, if you are interested in learning more about weight management and food and lifestyle, we are commencing a new Slim Summer Spectacular educational series called >IN.FORM with Daniel Plan. Designed to educate all key causes of weight gain and how to deal with them to achieve a lifetime wellness and health, the IN.FORM will keep you informed and in shape! Call us at 512-310-8880 for our series start-date and registration details.

To Your Health and Happiness.

Paul and Sharon – Wellness Coaches with Traditional Naturopathy Approach

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Award Winning Anti-Smoking Ad

Looking for a motive to stop smoking? Know someone who is looking for a motive to do the same? View this sobering and award winning anti-smoking ad from Thailand and share it with someone you love.

Looking for a motive to stop smoking? Know someone who is looking for a motive to do the same? View this sobering and award winning anti-smoking ad from Thailand and share it with someone you love.

With American Medical Association and other government health organizations showing recently the wide range of devastating data from smoking. It has been worse than they have been telling the public in the past.

So now, they are basically sounding the alarm and declared war on cigarette smoking. Latest news – CVS Pharmacy has officially announced they will no longer be selling cigarettes on their premises, thus losing $2 Billion dollar of business a year.

To Your Health and Happiness.

P.S. If you are serious in wanting to quit smoking, call us or visit us and find out what are some of the most effective herbs and herbal combination products that are available to help you in that effort. You CAN do it!

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Slim&Sassy Oil Testimonial1

When it comes to weight loss, most people don’t think about using essential oils. Essential oils are oil extracts from the flowers and plants which are highly potent and restorative to our health. Just watch this gentleman who used a combination of the oil product called Slim&Sassy and proper eating to accomplish his weight management goals:

When it comes to weight loss, most people don’t think about using essential oils. Essential oils are oil extracts from the flowers and plants which are highly potent and restorative to our health. Just watch this gentleman who used a combination of the oil product called Slim&Sassy and proper eating to accomplish his weight management goals:

From All of Us at the Natural Wellness – Happy and Healthy New Year Everyone!

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