Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Using Sex for Weight Loss

Bedroom Olympics may be key to fitness and weight loss, according to FOX sexpert Yvonne K. Fulbright
Feed your libido and lose weight? Sounds like a too-good-to-be-true diet, until you really think about it.

Shagging can make you slimmer, if you do enough of it. It can also help the two of you fall for each other all over again. Requiring no monthly fee — dress code optional – you can "sexercise" yourself into shape. This is one gym membership you’ll never want to drop.

Combining sex and fitness is like killing two birds with one stone. Sex gets you fit. And being fit makes you want to have more sex. This is, in large part, because of all of the benefits a good sexercise routine offers, like: Read more

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Do 5 Simple Things a Day to Stay Sane

According to a UK government report, people can do five simple things a day to stay sane.
Simple activities such as gardening or mending a bicycle can protect mental health and help people to lead more fulfilled and productive lives, a panel of scientists has found.

A “five-a-day” programme of social and personal activities can improve mental wellbeing, much as eating fruit and vegetables enhances physical health, according to Foresight, the government think-tank. Its Mental Capital and Wellbeing report, which was compiled by more than 400 scientists, proposes a campaign modelled on the nutrition initiative, to encourage behaviour that will make people feel better about themselves. Read more

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Feeling down? Take a dose of Nature's Prozac

From St John's Wort to a stroll in the park, there are plenty of ways to beat the blues and remain buoyant and healthy.
... There is much that you can do to alleviate milder conditions and prevent them getting worse. Last week it was reported that the supplement St John's Wort is as effective as some antidepressants in lifting mood. “Getting outside, being active and talking are some measures that can be really beneficial,” says Farmer. Read more

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Coffee and Chocolate Key to Long Life

Chocolate, coffee and tea are among the key foods and drinks needed to live a long and healthy life, according to a leading nutritional scientist.
Professor Gary Williamson, from the department of food science at Leeds University, has produced a list of 20 "lifespan essential" foodstuffs.

All are rich in naturally occurring chemicals, known as polyphenols, which have been linked to a variety of health benefits including protection against heart disease. Read more

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Smoking and Drinking Worse for Women

Smoking and drinking aren't good for anyone, but both are worse for women.
Smoking and drinking—they go together and they're both worse for women. When it comes to alcohol, the dividing line between a little and a lot depends on many things, including sex. Women are more vulnerable than men to alcohol’s long-term effects. Exposure to smoke more quickly leads to cancer in women as well. Read more

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Drinking Chamomile Tea May Help Fight Complications of Diabetes

Chamomile is an herb often found in Europe and North America. Believed to be the world’s most soothing herb, it is well known for its relaxing properties, but did you know that drinking chamomile tea can give you a whole lot of other benefits aside from relaxation? Drinking it daily with meals may help prevent the complications of diabetes
Drinking chamomile tea daily with meals may help prevent the complications of diabetes, which include loss of vision, nerve damage, and kidney damage, researchers in Japan and the United Kingdom are reporting. Read more

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

5 Reasons to Stand Up Straight

Beverly Burmeier at Redbook reveals five reasons to stop slouching, plus several easy ways to perfect your posture.
Remember how your mother always nagged you to stand up tall? While she was probably trying to help you look slimmer and more confident (both big perks of perfect posture), straightening up also offers concrete health benefits for your whole body. "Good posture is as important to your health as eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep," says Thomas Konicki, D.C., a chiropractic orthopedist in Dayton, OH. "It means less wear and tear on joints, less fatigue, and even less neck and back pain." Here are five excellent reasons to stand (and sit) tall: Read more

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Vitamin C Might Help Lower Hypertension

A new Italian study suggests for the first time that vitamin C may help lower high blood pressure.
Vitamin C may help lower high blood pressure by calming an overactive central nervous system, new Italian research suggests.

Using intravenously delivered vitamin C, "our study demonstrated for the first time in humans that we can reduce sympathetic nervous system overactivity, and consequently blood pressure, (by) targeting oxidative stress," said study lead author Dr. Rosa Maria Bruno from the University of Pisa. Read more

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What Food and Supplements Can Protect Your Liver?

The liver aids in digestion and removes waste products from the blood. Furthermore, it synthesizes proteins, produces bile, and serves as the body's detoxification unit. Alan Graham and Alfred Lehmberg list the foods to eat (and which to avoid) and the supplements to take in order to protect your liver.
FOODS to eat and foods to avoid:


(A).. Bitter Greens - like Parsley, Cilantro, Endive, Arugula, Watercress and Dandelion, these are powerful, "Liver De-Tox Greens." These astringent foods help protect the liver from the ravages of smoking, drinking, and toxic pollution while they clean and revitalize the liver and gall bladder.

(B).. Food Fats and Oils - In my humble opinion there are only 4 (well, maybe 5) acceptable FOOD-Fats! These love your liver:

1). Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVO) - a "true" MONO-oil at 76% Mono. Use everywhere. Don't believe the silly theory that you can't bake with olive oil because of the "fruitiness"...not so, Olive oil makes baked goods taste rich, not fruity. Read more