Archive for September, 2008

The Effects of Aging and Staying Young Forever

Monday, September 29th, 2008

When most people look back to when they were 18 years old, they remember a time when the world was their oyster. They were just beginning college, looking forward to getting married, raising a family and creating a meaningful career. But, scientists know that after a person enters young adulthood, physical signs of aging have already begun to appear.

As early as 20 years of age, many people notice that wrinkles are beginning to appear, they’re losing a little hair and even their nails are beginning to thin. By age 30, the majority of human organs have already started to show the effects of the aging process. At 40, you begin to show signs of a slowing metabolism – gaining weight is easier and losing it is harder. Between 40 and 65 years of age, you’re aware of losses in muscle strength, sight and hearing. Most women start to lose bone density at an alarming rate years before menopause. By the time you’ve reached 65, chances are you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, osteoporosis or some other chronic disease such as heart disease, hypertension or cancer. Pretty grim news. But, it doesn’t have to be.
Over the past 50 years, researchers have learned a lot about how our diet affects the aging process. Most recommend that we make early changes to our diet that includes:

  • Limiting the number of calories we eat
  • Taking multi-vitamins
  • Eating more whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Switching from whole to non-fat dairy products
  • Eating more lean meats and fish

Another development that has been the basis of hundreds of published studies and countless newspaper and magazine articles is the value of antioxidants in diminishing the aging process.
Antioxidants are naturally occurring molecules that slow or prevent the oxidation of other molecules. They’re also used as additives to help eliminate deterioration of packaged foods and to extend their shelf life. Oxidation can be responsible for the destruction of cells in many diseases and significantly contributes to the aging process.
A number of foods are rich in antioxidants, are recommended to help slow the aging process and to prevent naturally occurring diseases. “ACES” foods that contain vitamin A, C, E and selenium are common in many of your favorite foods:

  • Vitamin A – dark green vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, eggs and many dairy products like milk, butter and cheese
  • Vitamin C – fruits, red peppers, broccoli, tomatoes and liver
  • Vitamin E – vegetable oils, peanuts, corn, asparagus and fortified breakfast cereals
  • Selenium – dried nuts, fresh pork, turkey, mushrooms, tuna and striped bass

Antioxidants are also present in a number of “superfoods” like Goji berries. While Goji berries are grown all over the world, the best quality berries are cultivated at high altitude in Tibet. They contain 18 amino acids, 12 times the protein of apples, oranges or strawberries, are a good source of vitamin C and beta carotene. The polysaccharides in Goji berries can help to combat many common diseases of aging like cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and osteoporosis and have been part of the Tibetan diet for thousands of years.
Getting on in years is an evitable part of life. But, getting old doesn’t have to be. By watching what you eat, drinking plenty of water and getting regular exercise, you can significantly slow the aging process and enjoy living into your “golden years.”

Saving Your Skin.Naturally….

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It’s our body glove, that protects our other organs from harmful elements. It is made up of three layers, epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. Your skin helps regulate your body’s temperature, keeps fluids in your body, helps protect against infection, and with the oil glands in the skin, waterproofs the body. Like a car, we have to keep this organ running smoothly and in order to do so we must put the right nutrients in our body.

Goji berries have all the nutrients needed to protect your skin. These small red berries, have more beta carotene than carrots which protects your skin from sun damage. In some cases, Goji berries have also helped clear up acne.

The women of Tibet have used the Goji berries in their diet for years, making their skin healthy and radiant. With the abundance of antioxidants, these anti-aging berries, accelerate the healing process which keeps the skin looking and feeling younger. If you think about it, your skin will endure a lot of abuse over the years. Especially, as we age, our skin looses its ability to produce the elastin and collagen it needs to stay smooth thus causing wrinkles. The Goji berries, will help slow down the aging process so our skin will keep its elasticity and continue to protect our bodies. Sun exposure, can cause the most and irreparable damage to your skin over the years. It doesn’t matter what type of skin you have, you should always wear a sunscreen with at least a 15 sun protection factor (SPF), that protects against UVA and UVB rays. You want to eat a balanced diet, that includes Vitamin A, fruits that are high in antioxidants, such as Goji berries, low fat dairy products, and whole grain foods. There are certain healthy oils, that help lubricate your skin; extra virgin oils are the oils you want to use. Natural healthy foods, have the nutrients, and antioxidants, needed to help protect your skin for a lifetime. As long as you protect it from the outside and choose the right healthy foods, your skin will continue do its job protecting the other organs in your body.

Losing Fat Naturally With Antioxidants and Cardiovascular Exercise

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Eating natural foods high in antioxidants, along with a good cardiovascular workout, is the best thing you can do for your body, and an excellent way to burn fat. Cardiovascular pertains to your heart, lungs and vascular system; keeping them in shape are vital to the longevity of life.Aside from having many of the nutrients our body needs, Goji berries have flavonoids and phenolic acids, two antioxidant compounds necessary to help your body store less fat. The stored fat is known as triglycerides, and keeping these levels low are important to preventing heart disease and diabetes.When you start your cardiovascular workout, start out slowly, then gradually increase your workout. You will be surprised at how fast you build your endurance. For the best results, you will want to exercise twenty minutes at least three times a week. Each week you will need to increase your time by five or ten minutes. If you are walking or on a treadmill, you will want to start adding small inclines in your third week. If you are doing an aerobics class, you will want to start out in a beginners class and work your way up with the guidance of the aerobics instructor. Don

The Tibet Authentic Goji Berry is More Nutritional Than a Wolfberry

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The Tibet Authentic Goji berry is grown in specific regions of Tibet. The natural soils

Along with the pure air, help to create the high levels of antioxidants and nutrients in this little red berry. These growing conditions makes a difference to which Lycium berry you are getting.

There are many varieties Lycium but the Goji berry is the top of the crop. The Chinese Wolfberry is a different variety and is not the Goji berry. The wolfberry is grown in China, on farms that use insecticides, pesticides and herbicides. The soil the wolfberry is grown in is recultivated over and over again, which causes a loss of minerals. The soil of the Tibetan Goji berries continue to stay fertile and loaded with the minerals needed to produce the most natural berry. When it is time to harvest the Tibet Authentic Goji berry, they are gently shaken from the vine and carefully sun dried.

The Chinese Wolfberry is not bad for you, and does have nutrients. The Tibetan natural Goji berry has by far more antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. There is proven research as to its health benefits. The Tibetan Goji berry has become very popular in the United States as more and more people learn the amazing benefits of adding Goji berries to their diet.

The Tibetan Goji Berry has more nutritional value than any other food in the world.

In Tibet, It is known to strengthen your heart, help with blood pressure, help your blood sugar, makes you feel more energetic, lower cholesterol levels, help in digestion, help in sexual function, and has been known to help with menopausal symptoms. That is just to name some of its health benefits; there are many more.

You want to make sure you are buying the Tibet Authentic Goji berries so you will get the best wholesome Lycium fruit in the world.

Saving Your Skin

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It

What Are Antioxidants and Why Do We Need Them?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

What Are Antioxidants and Why Do We Need Them?

We hear a lot about antioxidants on how important they are for our health, but what are antioxidants and what do they do for our bodies? Our cells go through the natural oxidation process in which we need a breakdown of that process to understand the need for antioxidants.

The Oxidation Process The oxidation process happens when cells of any type interact with oxygen causing a change in the cells. This is an everyday normal process and a good example would be when you cut yourself. The oxidized cells will die and new cells are regenerated thus healing the wound. Your body is continuously going through oxidation, but must keep it under control in order not to produce damaged cells which are commonly known as

Goji Berries Can Improve Your Vision

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Of our five senses, vision is one of most important. Our sight will eventually diminish to some degree over the years. Though there is laser surgery to help correct problematic vision, there are also preventive measures that can be taken to keep your eyes healthy.

Researchers are finding that goji berries protect your eyes against macular degeneration. This disease is where the tissue deteriorates in the part of the eye which is responsible for your central vision. This causes blurring and blind spots in your vision. Usually most people start suffering with macular degeneration at age fifty and older. With the goji berry’s antioxidants carotenoids, will help to prevent eye problems. Patients eating goji berries noticed less blind spots.

Goji berries are considered by some researchers as the most nutritionally known fruit in the world. It is loaded with flavonoids which protects your eyes against retinopathy. This is when the blood vessels leak blood into the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common. When a diabetic’s blood glucose is too high this can cause the blood leaking into the eye. Make sure you continue to follow your doctor’s treatment plan.

Goji berries helps your eyes adapt to darkness faster. It will also improve your vision in dimmer light. These nutrient filled berries have helped patients improve their eyesight after they started having vision problems in as little as two weeks. Go ahead and include goji berries in your diet and see if you notice a difference.

Walking Toward an American Dream

Friday, September 5th, 2008

How Daniel Urbaetis plans to overcome his limitations by walking from coast to coast

Imagine going out for a long walk

High Cholesterol Can Be a Genetic Factor as Well as From a Bad Diet

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

You have two types of cholesterol, the low density lipoprotein (LDL) which is the bad cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL) the good cholesterol. Elevated (LDL) contributes to heart disease and strokes, but increasing your (HDL) plays an essential role in preventing heart disease and strokes.

How does our body end up with too much low density lipoprotein (LDL)?

The cholesterol gets delivered to organs and tissues in your body by these lipoproteins. If you end up with too much cholesterol in your body, it becomes oxidized. These oxidized particles (plaques) can build up under the blood vessel lining and can obstruct the flow of blood causing coronary arterial disease along with other heart diseases. If you consume foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats, chances are your LDL will be elevated, which will put you at risk for coronary and heart disease. Also, another factor of concern is your family genetics.

Having a family history of hypercholesterolemia ( high LDL) is where a mutation in the gene allows the LDL cholesterol not to be absorbed into the cells as well as it should. This causes the LDL cholesterol to continue circulating in the blood where it eventually sticks to the artery wall thus causing a life threatening health hazard. Most of the time this gene is inherited from just one parent, but the children have a 50% chance of inheriting this mutated gene. Male children have a stronger chance of developing coronary artery disease before they reach fifty.

How do get your elevated LDL cholesterol under control

If you have a family history of hypercholesterolemia, it is vitally important to start exercising and eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Adding fiber and eating foods that provide antioxidants will help to balance your cholesterol. All natural goji berries are one of the best sources of antioxidants you will find. They provide an array of nutrients, your body needs, on a daily basis. Goji berries have more vitamin C than oranges. Goji berries will help to lower your LDL cholesterol and elevate your HDL (good cholesterol).

Remember to get regular physicals from your doctor. Through blood tests, your doctor can determine if you have elevated LDL cholesterol or if you have a genetic risk factor. Don

Goji Berries: The Fruit That Will Keep Your Heart Healthy

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for Americans. Some heart disease can be prevented by eating fruit. There are some fruits, such as goji berries, that are a major source of antioxidants. Oxidation in your body produces highly reactive free radicals which can damage your body