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IBS Diet And What To Do

People who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome often find that a proper diet can make a world of difference in their overall health. Chances are good that you are already aware of specific foods that trigger your IBS attack. Perhaps you have also noticed that at times you are able to eat these same foods and not experience any problems. There’s no doubt about it, Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be a very perplexing and frustrating syndrome.

There are two groups of foods known to adversely affect IBS: Gastrointestinal stimulants and gastrointestinal irritants. Stimulants include caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Irritants include foods that are high in fat, eggs, dairy products, spicy foods, insoluble fiber, artificial sweeteners, and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Both gastrointestinal stimulants and irritants can cause violent reactions of the gastrocolic reflex, which plays an important role in the movement of food through the digestive tract. If the response is too quick, diarrhea or gas can occur. If the response is too slow, bloating, pain and constipation can occur. Learning which foods trigger your gastrocolic reflex will assist you in creating a personalized IBS diet.

Eating an IBS diet does not mean you have to deprive or starve yourself. It doesn’t mean you’ll be eating tofu burgers and drinking wheat grass at your local health food store; unless you want to. It does mean that you’ll need to learn how to eat safely and intelligently.

Physiologically, different foods affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The list that follows includes foods that are known IBS triggers. However, this does not mean that you will have to eliminate them for the rest of your life. Chances are good that once you restore intestinal balance, you will be able to reintroduce them in small amounts. Others may not be affected at all by foods on the list.

The best way to determine how food affects you is to keep a food journal. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but should include the date, time, food you ate, and any symptoms or benefits that occur. The more you learn how food affects you; the better equipped you will be to make healthy choices.

Foods Known to Trigger Irritable Bowel Syndrome [http://www.my-irritable-bowel-syndrome.com] Symptoms

Meat: I know this is painful to hear, but meat is the biggest IBS offender. This includes ALL meat, except for fish and skinless white meat from poultry. Cold cuts are some of the worst offenders and should be avoided at all costs. Oftentimes, they contain nitrates as a preservative, and high levels of monosodium glutamate – a known IBS trigger.

Dairy products. There are several reasons you should avoid dairy products. First, dairy products trigger IBS symptoms due to the high fat content. Second, dairy products can trigger an attack even if you aren’t lactose intolerant. Third, dairy products are known to promote cytokine production, which leads to inflammation throughout the body. Fourth, eating casein (a milk protein) causes your body to produce histamines, resulting in excess mucus production.

Oftentimes, people with IBS are instructed to eat yogurt to restore “friendly” bacteria in the gut. Although fermentation has reduced the lactose levels, yogurt still contains whey and casein, and should be avoided.

Egg yolks. Egg yolks and dairy products are high in arachidonic acid. This is the same substance that makes meats so inflammatory. If you are going to eat eggs, you should only eat the whites.

Meat, dairy products, and egg yolks are by far the most dangerous for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome [http://www.my-irritable-bowel-syndrome.com]. Their high fat count causes violent gastrointestinal and colon spasms and triggers diarrhea. For others, the high level of animal protein, coupled with a lack of fiber and low water content, can lead to severe constipation. These three food categories pose the highest risk and should be eliminated from your diet.

People engaging in an IBS diet need to watch their fat intake, as foods high in fat are known to trigger IBS symptoms. Common high fat foods include:

  • Anything fried (deep fried or pan fried) – French fries, onion rings, hash browns, fried chicken, hash browns, hot wings, corn dogs
  • Dressings and oils – Mayonnaise, salad dressing, shortening, margarine, butter, spreads, tartar sauce
  • Baked goods – breads, biscuits, scones, pastries, doughnuts, pie crust
  • Snack foods – potato chips, corn chips, crackers

Known Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritants

  • Alcohol – triggers IBS attacks, especially on an empty stomach.
  • Artificial sweeteners – Aspartame, Sucralose (also known as Splenda), Acesulfame K, Neotame, and Saccharin. Artificial sweeteners can trigger pain, cramps, gas, bloating, and diarrhea in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Caffeine – coffee, tea, chocolate, diet pills
  • Carbonation – used to create the “fizzing” action in soft drinks and mineral water. Carbonation has been known to cause bloating and cramps in some individuals with IBS.
  • Coffee – both regular and decaf contain an enzyme that is known to irritate the GI tract.
  • Monosodium glutamate or MSG – an additive used to enhance the flavor of foods. There is much evidence connecting MSG to all sorts of digestive problems.

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The Power Of Phytochemicals – 12 Foods You Should Have In Your Diet Now

What if I were to tell you that by simply eating certain foods you could decrease or completely prevent your risk of developing certain diseases? Truth be told- it is possible. By consuming a diet high in certain nutrients called, phytochemicals, you can decrease the likelihood of developing these diseases, plus feed your body with excellent nutrition. Phyto is derived from the ancient Greek word for “plant”, and phytochemicals are substances present within the plants that react and interact in complex ways within the body to prevent certain diseases and boost overall health.

There are hundreds of different phytochemicals found in certain foods, and it should come as no shock to hear that fruits, vegetables and whole grains offer a rich supply of these power foods. These foods are chalked full of essential vitamins, minerals, water and fiber that our body needs to stay healthy, feel vibrant and maintain our day-to-day activities. On another note, individuals who consume foods high in phytochemicals have reported weight loss, improved skin tone, thicker hair, stronger nails, increased energy and felt better. WOW- do you need any more motivation to include these foods in your diet?

Below you will find a list of the top 12 foods you should have in your diet, plus several tidbits to support their phytochemical function in your diet. The beneficial effects of phytochemicals are best realized naturally, not in pill or supplement form, although supplements are available if you’re not to keen on some of the listed foods. Make your grocery list and be sure to include the following 12 foods:

  • Tomatoes- Has shown to decrease the risk of certain cancers and also may even slow the progression of already developed cancers.
  • Cruciferous veggies- they include but aren’t limited to: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, kale, collard and mustard greens; they are packed with phytochemicals that can prevent various types of cancer.
  • Soybeans-been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels, decrease the risk of heart disease, and prevent certain types of cancer. Available in milk, tofu, veggie burgers, cheese, yogurts and tempeh. Contains compound genistein- a type of isoflavone- which appears to prevent cancer and also has shown to revert cancerous cells back to normal.
  • Whole grains- include the likes of wheat, oat, quinoa, kamut, spelt, and amaranth to name just a few. The fiber in whole grains plays a critical role in decreasing the risk of colorectal cancer, and also has been shown to prevent and treat a number of chronic diseases.
  • Citrus Fruits- these fruits have long been touted as preventative medicine in conditions such as scurvy.
  • Greens- dark green, leafy vegetables such as dandelion greens, kale, turnip greens, arugula, spinach, beet greens, and mustard greens.
  • Red/Orange/Yellow Fruits: include strawberries, raspberries, red grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon, papayas, mangos, and red grapefruit. The health benefits include protection of the body from devastating effects of cellular damage, including skin, eye, liver, and lung diseases.
  • Red/Orange/Yellow Veggies: Include squash, yams, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, red peppers, and carrots. Contain phytochemicals that prevent heart disease and cancer and help to ward off the common cold.
  • Fish- contain Omega 3 fatty acids which help to lower blood pressure and reduce triglycerides, decrease plasma levels of VLDL cholesterol, and help reduce the tendency of blood platelets to clump and adhere to blood vessel walls; they are crucial in the prevention of heart disease. Includes cold water fish like salmon or mackerel, sardines, anchovies, tuna, swordfish, rainbow trout, striped bass, even oysters and squid (both high in omega 3’s).
  • Nuts and Seeds- nutritional powerhouses containing numerous compounds including protein, Vitamin E and fiber. Examples are: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, and pine nuts.
  • Beans and Legumes- important in the prevention of heart disease, mainly because of their ability to lower blood cholesterol (LDL), and reduce blood lipid levels. They also may help to fight cancer, stabilize blood-sugar levels, lower cholesterol and help prevent obesity. Some types are black-eyed peas, chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, mung beans, navy beans, split peas, pinto beans, and soybeans.
  • Onions and Garlic- health benefits of garlic include stimulation of immune function, blocks the chemical cancer-causing agents to affect normal cells, suppresses cholesterol production and lowers LDL, protects cells against oxidation. Garlic and onions also may block the formation of nitrosamines, carcinogenic compounds created in the digestive tract. Studies have shown that people who consume a diet rich in garlic and onions have a lower risk of stomach cancer. Alliums include, garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, scallions and chives.

What we eat supports how we feel, think, do and be. Too much scientific evidence exists to see it any other way. If you want to feel good, enjoy your life to the fullest and obliterate the opportunity for disease to rest inside of your body then include these 12 foods into your diet as often as possible. I hate to sound like a broken record, but here goes: “You need to eat your fruits and veggies!”

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Diet Guide to Prevent Cold Sores Outbreaks

What are cold sores?

Cold sore outbreaks are a manifestation of the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) that you carry in your nerve cells. If you suffer from labial herpes (herpes) you are probably infected by the Herpes Simplex Virus type 1, but the type 2, generally associated with genital herpes can also manifest itself on the lips or the nose region. Near 80% of the world population carries the virus, but only 15% to 30% of them suffer from recurrent outbreaks. Once you are infected by the virus, you are infected for life; there is no known cure for herpes.

Even if you suffer from recurrent cold sores you can drastically reduce or even prevent outbreaks by following some simple rules. Some of these rules are not fun to implement into your daily life, but their effects may convince you to stick with it. Let’s begin!

The amino-acid ratio battle.

Arginine: Arginine is an amino-acid found in virtually any food that you eat. Arginine by itself is not evil; the problem is that it is the favorite ‘food’ use by the Herpes Simplex Virus to reproduce. High levels of arginine appear to cue the virus to begin replicating.

Lysine: Lysine is also an amino-acid obtained from your diet. If arginine has herpes growth-promoting activity, lysine has the opposite effect. The herpes virus cannot use Lysine to feed or to replicate; this is why we need to feed more lysine to our cells. So logically the more lysine and the less arginine you consume in your foods, the fewer cold sore outbreaks you are likely to have. BUT the goal is not to eradicate arginine from your diet, you need it to stay in good health and regenerate muscles! What we need is food with a good lysine/arginine ratio. Here are 2 examples:

Example 1 Peanuts: 100 grams of peanuts contain: 1006 mg of lysine and 3506 mg of arginine. This is a 0.29 lysine/arginine ratio. Eat peanuts with moderation!

Example 2 Plain Yogurt: 100 grams of plain yogurt contain: 311 mg of lysine and 104 mg of arginine. The lysine/arginine ratio is 2.99. Yogurt is ok!

Food with a poor lysine/arginine ratio (consume with moderation):

• Eat with extreme moderation all kinds of nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc…) As well as their by-products.

• Eat with moderation all kinds of seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, etc..) As well as their by-products

• Citrus-based juices (orange, grapefruit, tangerine juice, etc…)

• Raisins

• Coconut

• Chocolate and all other cocoa by-products

• Puffed oat and oatmeal, wheat and wheat by-products

• Cucurbitaceae (Squash, pumpkin, etc…)

• Beware of arginine-rich food supplements, typically found in bodybuilding food products

Some food with a good lysine/arginine ratio (ok food)

• Dairy products (yogurt, milk, cheese)

• Meat (chicken, beef, pork etc…)

• Fish (tuna and sardines are packed with lysine)

• Soybeans

Some food with a near neutral lysine/arginine ratio (neutral food)

• All vegetables

• Shellfish

• Legumes

Refined sugars and their substitutes.

This one is not easy, everything nowadays contains refined sugars or artificial sweetener, from industrial bread to your favorite yogurt. To avoid these sugars try to buy ‘plain’ food and sweetened them by yourself with pure honey.

Try to stay away from refined and processed sugars like:

• White sugar

• Fake brown sugar

• Corn syrups

Try to stay away from refined and processed sugars like:

• Aspartame (a.k.a: Equal and NutraSweet)

• Saccharine (a.k.a: Sweet’N Low)

• Sucralose (a.k.a: Splenda, Altern)

• Sorbitol

Remember, try to use honey instead of refined sugars or artificial sweeteners.

Avoid acid beverages and liquids

Drink these beverages in moderation, they acidify your body and a low body pH is more subject to viruses’ proliferation:

• All soft drinks with phosphoric acid or refined sugar or artificial sweeteners (Actually those 3 conditions apply to 99% of soft drinks, it might be a good idea to quit soft drinks for good!)

• Beer, wine and alcoholic beverages

• Go easy on all sorts of vinegars, including by-products like yellow mustard If you really like bubbly liquids, try to replace soft drinks by sparkling mineral water, they come in a variety of flavors.

Fatty food

Fats from natural sources like meat, fish and plants (unsaturated fats, Omega-3 oils (fish oils, flaxseed oil), Omega-6 oils (most natural plant oils) and saturated fats) are relatively safe to consume. But hydrogenated oils also known as trans-fat should be avoided at all cost. It is widely found in fast food, packaged, pre-made and processed food.

Final word on dietary habits

The goal is not to eradicate everything we have listed from your diet; you can indulge once in a while without any consequences. But moderation is the key!

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Detox Headache: Is There Any Relief?

A detox headache is the most common side effect of a detox diet. Such diets have existed as long as the “grapefruit diet,” which dates back as far as the 1930s. The purpose of this severe type of diet is to reduce the harmful effects caused by consumption of toxins in the food you normally eat.

What is a detox diet?

The usual diet lasts for a period of two days to three weeks, and consists of limited consumption of food in both variety and quantity. Furthermore, you will be required to eliminate caffeine from your diet, and to increase the amount of water that you consume on a daily basis.

What causes a detox headache?

When you stop eating the things your body is used to getting, this can cause headaches. The first few days of such a diet can be very challenging for some people, as they have to eliminate things that they love to eat and drink from their diet. Although these foods are not generally referred to as “drugs,” you will still experience a withdrawal effect when those foods are no longer in your system. Headaches are the most common withdrawal effect.

Caffeine withdrawal

When you go on a detox diet, you will need to completely eliminate caffeine. If you are a lover of coffee and drink a cup two to three times each day, when you are going through caffeine withdrawal you will most likely suffer from a headache. This was documented in 1990, when a British medical journal published a study which concluded that one of the most common side effects of caffeine withdrawal is headaches. Other caffeine withdrawal side effects include migraine attacks and irritability.

Low blood sugar

Detox diets require you to consume a large quantity of water, and severely reduce your calorie intake. Suddenly cutting back on calories results in low blood sugar levels, which can lead to a headache. Furthermore, when you suddenly reduce the amount of calories that you consume, this slows your metabolism, and causes your body to enter starvation mode. If you suffer from epilepsy or diabetes, having low blood sugar will be dangerous for your health.

Hyponatremia

Also known as water intoxication, hyponatremia is one of the most common causes of a detox headache. According to the BBC, in 2008, a British woman experienced severe neurological side effects from hyponatremia, after consuming too much water as indicated by her diet.

Consuming too much water can result in diluting your blood and flooding your organs and cells with water as the sodium levels in your body are reduced. When this happens, the cells of your brain can swell, and cause an increase in pressure in your skull, causing a headache. Two other possible side effects of hyponatremia are breathing problems and seizures.

Headache relief

Drinking water is perhaps the best way to get relief from a detox headache, if you don’t overdo it and lower your blood sugar too much. Water has the ability to flush your system and eliminate the symptoms that are causing your headaches. You should also start eliminating foods you are addicted to before starting your detox diet.

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5 Benefits of an Alkaline Diet

Adopting an alkaline diet and drinking alkaline water is the single most important step you’ll ever take towards a healthy lifestyle.

By raising your body pH, you will:

  1. Banish viruses from your body – including the herpes simplex virus
  2. Detoxify your body.
  3. Boost your energy levels.
  4. Lose weight.
  5. Feel and look years younger.

How does it work?

Pathogens (viruses, harmful bacteria and parasites) can only survive and thrive in an acidic environment.

This means that with the correct body pH at a little over 7, the herpes virus cannot attack the cellular system and cause an outbreak anywhere on your body.

In his book, ‘Never an Outbreak’, William Fharel states: “An acidic body provides a biological terrain conducive for disease to proliferate… Maintaining proper alkaline levels is essential for overall good health as well as preventing all herpes outbreaks.”

Doctor Theodore Baroody states in his book ‘Alkalize or Die’: “The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the basic root cause… too much acid tissue waste in the body.”

The major causes of an acidic body are:

  • An acid generating diet.
  • Drinking acidic (low pH) water, cola and other beverages.
  • Stress.
  • Pollution.

How Dangerous is Acid?

If our blood pH level falls to just below 7, human cells stop functioning. If this happened, we would lapse into a coma and die from blood poisoning.

This means that the most important task our liver and kidneys are faced with, is processing acid waste and maintaining the correct level of alkalinity in our blood.

In order to keep us alive, the bodily cleansing organs will do whatever it takes to maintain a blood pH balance between 7.35 and 7.45…

And that includes sacrificing other organs and bone mass if necessary.

Once our alkaline reserves are depleted, the liver and kidneys raid our bones, teeth and other organs in order to pirate neutralizing calcium to detoxify the blood.

In addition to that, if our overtaxed vital organs cannot get rid of the acid waste quickly, they store it in the form of fat for “later processing” (which never happens, by the way).

These toxins are kept as far away from our vital organs as possible, so the fatty waste finds its way to our bellies, buttocks, chest and thighs.

And this is why diet and exercise seldom work in the long run…

There’s no doubt about it. Over acidity leads to poor health, facial wrinkles, premature aging and an early grave.

Fix it by going on an Alkaline Diet and drinking alkaline water.

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5 Great Alkaline Vegetables To Add To Your Diet

Alkaline vegetables are an essential part of keeping the acid alkaline balance of our body. In fact, they are the most important part. When following the alkaline diet, vegetables are the most alkalizing food you will eat. Only alkaline drinks, such as lemon water, is what you will have more of.

This is because most other foods have sugar or starch in them, which reduces the alkalizing qualities of the food. For example fruit includes a lot of fruit sugar (fructose), which makes even alkaline fruit less beneficial than alkaline vegetables.

What is the Alkaline Diet?

Just a quick recap, following the alkaline diet means to keep your bodies’ PH level in an alkaline state on an ongoing basis. Generally, the PH Level is measured on a PH scale ranging from 0-14, with 7 being neutral, less than 7 acidic and more than 7 alkaline.

Our bodies function more efficiently when in an alkaline state: the metabolism is improved, our internal organs work effectively, we feel more energised and most people also lose weight until their body arrives at its “natural weight”, a healthy and comfortable weight level determined by the body itself.

How Do We Alkalize The Body?

The main factors that contribute to our bodies’ PH level are nutrition and general lifestyle. The more toxins we put into our body through food, drink, stress and a toxic environment, the more acidic our body will be. When we consciously reduce the toxins that enter our body and choose a more alkaline way of life, our body becomes more alkaline and therefore healthier.

5 Best Alkaline Vegetables

Here are five great alkaline vegetables that you should start adding to your diet:

  • Baby Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Green Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Rocket Leaves

Baby Spinach: Can be added in salads, on sandwiches or pasta salad, or even green smoothies if you’re keen. It is preferable to eat baby spinach raw rather than cooked as your body will be able to receive more of the nutrients.

Broccoli: Is great in stir-fries, as a soup or even steamed with lemon juice and olive oil.

Green Asparagus: Can be steamed, stir-fried or even barbecued. Taste delicious with a little bit of good olive oil and himalayan salt.

Celery: Can be added to salads, stir-fries, eaten raw or juiced. If juicing it tastes best in combination with other fruits or vegetables. Try carrot, celery and apple juice for example.

Rocket Leaves: Like Baby Spinach, rocket leaves can be eaten as salads, with a sandwich or a pasta, and even on top of pizza! Be careful when making green smoothies, as rocket leaves can taste quite bitter by themselves.

These are only 5 alkaline vegetables you can add to your diet. There are many more alkaline foods that will improve your health, are delicious and easy to add to your every day life!

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Natural Penis Enlargement – How Exercise and Diet Help Increase Penis Size

Penis enlargement refers to both the lengthening and broadening of the male penis. Natural penis enlargement methods are said to invigorate blood circulation around the genital area and thus, add to either dimensions of the penile size. Knowing how exercise and diet complement natural penis enlargement endeavors is essential in achieving successful results.

Exercise, in general, dictates the reduction of fats and expansion of muscles and tissues. Because of this, the growth of desired additional inches resulting from a natural penis enlargement may become quicker. Another positive outcome is that a leaner body does not only create a desirable overall look.

It also gives a visually “big” effect on the area under the waist. This is because the fat belly is no longer there to cover the male reproductive area. In highly overweight men, the presence of suprapubic fats sinks the penis making it look short. Once burned in exercise, your penis now tends to protrude and appear longer.

Your exercise regimen should include both cardiovascular and strength training. Cardiovascular or aerobic exercises range from walking, jogging, running, bicycling, just to name a few. It is highly recommended that you do a variety of exercise types in order to avoid injury, boredom and plateau. These routines step up your stamina and endurance. More importantly, they benefit the blood circulatory system as you continue to engage in them consistently. Stronger blood flow into the penis makes it appear engorged and therefore, bigger in size.

Muscle exercises generally involve weight lifting and repetitive actions such that they help strengthen the cells and muscle organs. As a whole, exercise betters the chances of tissues to self heal. Tissue regeneration plays an important role in natural penis enlargement.

As with diet, choose the kinds of food that contain vitamins C, E and B-complex because they stimulate blood circulation. An amino acid that will also help in this area is L-arginine.

The following are examples of these foods:

• Fruits – apples, tomatoes, cherries

• Nuts and Seeds – peanuts, safflower, sunflower, soybean

• Vegetable – potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, green and red pepper, leafy green vegetables, sweet potatoes spinach, brussel sprouts

• Grains – brewers yeast, wheat germ meat, whole grains,

• Poultry and Meat – egg yolks, kidneys, liver, chicken (take off the skin) lean meat

• Milk and dairy products

• Honey

• Seafood

Cayenne will prove to be a very useful spice in your food. It is a stimulant herb that acts as a catalyst in the proper functioning of the organs and the whole circulatory system.

In conclusion, the next best thing about natural penis enlargement combined with proper diet and exercise is that, when properly observed, it leads both to your enhanced physical form and to your inner well-being.

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Lose Weight Fast – Lose Half Stone In a Week With a Healthy Diet

A lot has been written about many diets, and many are fads. However, what you will see below is an effective, week diet to lose weight fast (up to half a stone in weight) in a healthy manner.

The rules

Are simple. You follow the diet as written.

No substitutions, no cheating, and no starting this diet wihout consulting your doctor first.

You will lose weight fast, and a lot of it, so make sure your body is ready for it.

There is nothing listed in the diet menus that cannot be found anywhere.

Use salt sparingly. During the week do not eat fats except as listed.

If there is a food you dislike, then this diet is not for you. No substitutions are allowed, but follow as written and you will lose weight fast and in a healthy manner

Three meals a day are allowed Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and they listed in that order below against each day.

SO here you go the lose weight fast diet follow it as written and watch the pounds fall off.

Monday

1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Sliced cold chicken. No skin. 1 tomato

Water or diet drink

I can Tuna

Mixed Green salad no oil, or dressing

1 slice brown bread

1 piece of fruit in season

Tuesday

1 piece of fruit in season

1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Mixed Fresh Fruit Salad Water or diet drink

Grilled ground meat steak. 350 grams only

Tomato, cucumber and olives. No oil

Tea or Coffee

Wednesday

1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

1 can of Tuna fish1 grapefruit

Water of diet drink

Any Roast meat

Mixed Green Salad, no oil

1 tomato

Tea

Thursday

1 piece of fruit in season

1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

2 hard boiled eggs

Cottage Cheese

Tomato

I slice of brown bread

Water or diet drink

Boiled chicken (as much as you want)

Mixed Green Salad, no oil

Tea or coffee

Friday

1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Large bowl of cottage cheese

Green salad, no oil 1 slice of brown bread

Water or diet drink Grilled fish of any kind

Large mixed salad or vegetables

1 slice of brown bread

Tea

Saturday

1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Large Mixed Fruit salad Water or diet drink

Oven roasted chicken Tomato salad with lettuce and fresh onion

1 grapefruit Coffee or Tea

Sunday

1 piece of fruit in season

1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey

Coffee or Tea

Sliced Cold Cuts

Mixed cooked vegetables

1 Grapefruit

Water or diet drink

2 hard boiled eggs

I slice of brown bread

Mixed salad no oil

Tomato

Coffee or tea

Remember, no cheating. Drink also water in between meals if you are hungry. Drink water in any case, between meals. Eat early. Do not have your diner after 19:00 hours under any occasion.

You will lose weight fast where other diets have failed you in the past.

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How a Simple Diet Can Help You Cure Tinnitus

The purpose of writing you this newsletter is to share information about tinnitus and how to cure it using diets. According to my research, there is a connection between food and tinnitus.

Tinnitus or unwanted ear sounds are as a result of high blood pressure or arteriosclerosis. High blood pressure occurs as a result of unhealthy foods such as red meat (animal protein), refined sugars, salt and flour, and other processed foods. These foods stress the body by constricting the arteries.

Salt and sugar only worsen tinnitus and so they should be avoided. Salt will restrict blood vessel, cause hypertension as well as reduce the flow of blood to the ears and brain thus worsening tinnitus.

Sugar on the other hand will only cause abnormal sugar metabolism to tinnitus patients. This will interrupt with the auditory system causing insulin levels to rise which is dangerous as it worsens tinnitus as well as causing other conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes.

To unclog your ears, you can take fruit and vegetable juice for three days. You can also lower blood pressure, dilate and relax blood vessels by taking garlic juice combined with raw vegetables and fruits.

Tinnitus can also lead to hearing loss. To improve your hearing, reduce the intake of vegetable shortening and margarine, and saturated fats. You can prevent vasoconstriction in the inner ear by avoiding sugar which provokes adrenalin release that promotes tinnitus.

You can also reduce tinnitus by increasing dietary magnesium and potassium. The best sources for these minerals are bananas, leafy green vegetables, apricots, nuts, beets, and baked potatoes.

Multivitamin mineral supplements can also be taken to compensate the mentioned foods.

You might find that you get tinnitus after eating certain foods. You can do some research or experimentation to find out which foods trigger your tinnitus. In some people, tinnitus is triggered by caffeine or other stimulants, salt, sugar, dairy products, or quinine or other preservatives and suppressants.

You can also cure your tinnitus by supplementing your diet with organically grown herbs such as ginkgo, sesame, black-cohosh, lesser periwinkle, goldenseal, spinach, sunflower seeds, fenugreek seed tea, castor oil, onion juice, passion flower, ramson juice, horsetail, mistletoe tea, and plantain.

These herbs help in improving the flow of blood to the brain. They also help in unclogging the ears as well as boosting your energy thus curing tinnitus.

Do not take garlic if you are taking ginkgo because they will react negatively to the blood by making it thin. So, if you have garlic in your diet, do not include ginkgo. The two never goes together.

Now that you have known the types of foods that help in reducing tinnitus, it is time to add them into your menu.

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Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Diet – Kelp

As we mentioned in previous article, premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss how kelp helps to treat PMS.

I. Definition

Kelp are seaweed plants belongs to the family Laminariales and exist only on the clean water coast line. It contains many nutrients and has been used as foods for thousand of years for people living in the coast line.

II. How kelp effects women with PMS

1. Vitamins

Kelp contains many vitamins including Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B12, C, E and K which are necessary for the body need for over all health as we mentioned in previous article. Remember, for what ever reason, women with PMS are found have above vitamins deficiency.

2. Iodine

a) Thyroid function

Iodine is vital to maintain normal function of thyroid gland. Deficiency of iodine increasing the risk of hyperthyroidism resulting in hormone imbalance causing fatigue, tiredness and depression and uncontrolled weight loss.

b) Immune system

It besides increase the immune system in protect our body against the forming the free radical and prevent irregular cell growth, it also stimulate the immune response against infection and inflammation.

c) Nervous system

It also helps to inhibit the estrogen response through up-regulating proteins involved in estrogen metabolism thereby, maintaining the right levels of estrogen and progesterone and lessening the risk of symptoms of PMS caused by hormone imbalance

3. Alkaili

Alkaili is important in helping our body to neutreulize the levels of acid because most of our diet today contains high amount of acid-genic foods including meat and eggs which causes acids accumulated in the blood resulting in nervous tension such as fatigue, anorexia, insomnia, headache and uncontrolled joint pain.

4. Chlorella

Besides helping to clean the plague in the arterial wall and making the arterial wall more elastic, chlorella helps to improve liver function in carbohydrate and fat and protein metabolism resulting in lessening the risk of hormone imbalance and insulin fluctuation for some women with premenstrual syndrome.

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