Feel warmer in a cold house

Feel warmer in a cold house

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During this trying time of cold weather extended over a period of time, it is important to do our part to lessen our impact on the energy grid and hopefully increase the chances that others will regain or continue to have electric power.  Let’s all work to decrease the strain on the grid.

We are keeping our thermostat at 65 degrees to conserve energy and hopefully allow others to get some power. But it seems cold in the house and no one likes to be inconvenienced.

Here are a couple of things you might try to be more comfortable in the cooler temperatures.

Layers

Layer up.    Wear more clothes than you normally do. Add layers that are thin.  More layers seem to be warmer than one or two thick layers.  They are also easier to move around in.

Confine the heat

If you find one room is warmer than others, go there. Close the door and contain the heat there.

Move it, move it

Do some exercise. Anything. Lunges, push ups, walk around, whatever.  You don’t have to have a gym or specialized equipment to get your blood flowing.  Just get some body heat going by moving around.

Humidity is good

Because more humid air holds heat better, you may want to break out your humidifier. It will feel warmer and you will loose a bit less water from skin evaporation.  Think of it as a beauty treatment, keeping your skin from drying out and encouraging wrinkles. No humidifier?  Simmer some water on the stove.  Just make sure you watch it closely.

Drink freely

Related to number 4, keep drinking water. Dehydration can happen easily in cold dry weather. Being hydrated will help maintain good blood flow, keeping circulation to your extremities ( feet and hands) and thus, keep them warm.

These ideas are my own musings. You may or may not agree.  You may find opposite theories online or elsewhere.  The bottom line is to do what you can to stay warm while conserving energy.  Others will thank you and your power bill will thank you, too.

As always, Be Well. Perform Well. Stay well.

Turmeric potency varies among products

 What do apple slices have to do with turmeric?

You are a kid who loves apple slices. Each day you go to the local fruit stand and give him your dollar.  He gives you an apple slice and you are so happy. You are “Keeping the doctor away.(?)”

You go to visit your cousin who also loves apple slices. When you accompany him to his local vendor he gives the man a dollar and a half and the man gives him 19 apple slices.

How do you feel about your vendor and the apple slice you get? You are getting only 5% while your cousin is getting 95%.

From Apples to Turmeric

 

You see, this is like turmeric.  If one is taking turmeric from the grocery store spice aisle, he or she is only getting about 5% curcumins, the active ingredient in turmeric root.  If he or she is taking Shaklee’s Turmeric Boost, they are getting 95% curcumins.  Shaklee is using a Standardized Extract of turmeric.  Standardized!  Understand how much more value and benefit is there in a standardized extract.  Standardized Turmeric extract is heads above Turmeric root.

Turmeric has been used for ages as a seasoning for food.  Many began to see the health benefits of this spicy root as well.  As with any food item, the nutritional value varies from product to product.  This orange may have many  times the vitamin C as that orange.  Growth and processing methods also affects the nutritional value of foods.

I only began using turmeric when Shaklee introduced Turmeric Boost.  After a short time, I noticed a big difference in a cranky hip.  It is so much better now that I am being consistent with my “curcumin” intake.

Links for more information

For more information, watch this interview on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/6HxmWtIOvRI

You can buy this standardized product at Dallas Health Helpers

Fad Diets are fake news

Fad diets are easy . They are all over the Internet and TV. Take for instance the Grammy diet. One singer drank lemon juice with cayenne pepper and molasses 6 times a day to fit into that Grammy dress. There are many other diets available that quite frankly do reduce weight. However the weight they reduce is typically muscle weight which is not what we want in a diet. When we lose muscle mass we lose a part of our metabolism. This muscle metabolism burns more calories and when it is slowed down fewer calories are burned . That makes it harder to reduce weightNot a good way to get thinner and to even maintain a proper weight.

In a typical diet or fad diet the body breaks down muscle tissue to feed the body. It allows fat to stay in tact and thereby decreases muscle tone throughout the body . I don’t know anyone who wants to decrease their muscle tone.

So the best thing to do is to get an eating plan that nourishes the body, supports metabolism and helps to lose weight while maintaining energy levels.   This type of diet can be hard to find especially since there are so many out there that do harm rather than benefit the body. It’s a much better plan to learn how to eat properly on a well balanced diet full of variety.

When you are looking to reduce weight, build muscle or even maintain muscle tone a simple eating plan is necessary. And sometimes30 Day Challenge delivered to your door. our body is not prepared for a diet or weight reduction. This is where a good, healthy cleanse can ready the body for a change in eating habits. Note that I said “healthy cleanse”. That is exactly what you get with the 30 Day Prove It Challenge.

The Shaklee 7 Day Healthy Cleanse is about preparing your body for good nutrition and good weight loss, if you want to drop a few pounds. The cleanse is free with the 30 Day Prove It Challenge, or you may purchase it separately. Learn more by clicking one of the links in this article.

All you need to cleanse your body and get to a better health status: weight managment, better sleep, better digestion.

 

 

 

Travel in digestive peace

Many people are now planning their spring and summer vacations. They are spending lots of money on airfare, hotels, local attractions and activities and. . . .food.

But what if that food does not agree with you? Have you ever been away on vacation and had to walk around, trying to enjoy yourself while feeling nausea or stomach cramping? Or worse yet, stuck in an expensive hotel room feeling badly while everyone else is out having a good time?

How about some planning that will help avoid those vacation stomach episodes?

I recommend packing some digestive supplements just in case a disagreement arises between you and your vacation food.  Here are some good items to consider:

 

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Stomach Soothing Complex

Comprised of ginger, peppermint and anise, this product offers fast relief from an upset stomach.

EZ Gest

This product provides digestive enzymes that help to process hard-to-digest foods, those that are eaten rarely and those that usually cause digestion issues.

OptiFlora DI

This is an excellent probiotic that helps to replenish and maintain healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.  It is essential on a vacation when upset turns to diarrhea.  It is a good idea to take it daily, on vacation or not, to maintain a healthy gut.

Get on board for a fun, comfortable vacation.  Buy all three here.Buy all three here.   Buy all three here.

Cleanse and detox your body


It’s that after-Thanksgiving feeling.  I’ve eaten too much.  I feel bloated, overweight and miserable. What’s more, my stomach and digestive system feel overworked, tired and ill-functioning.  Can you relate?  Do I need a cleanse?

What do I do? How do I fix this?  Is there a remedy?

There are some things that I can do to get back on track.

  1. Drink plenty of water. Giving my body enough fluids will help it to function better all the way around.  I am probably dehydrated from all the activity that happened around Thanksgiving.
  2. Make better eating choices. Certainly backing off the pies and deserts is important.  I also will be eating more plant-based foods.  While I always avoid beef and pork, I will limit other animal proteins as well.
  3. Exercise more. Thanksgiving week got me off my workout routine, so I will resume my personal program to get my body functioning better.
  4. I will be doing a cleanse next week. It will give my body a good rest from all the excessive and rich food.  I will also be better prepared of the rest of the holiday season’s traps of opportunities to over indulge.

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