Health Hints

“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.”

There is a saying, “If it isn’t broke don’t fix it.” I want to go further regarding what we are watching and hearing in the news these days. I say, ‘If it is broke – FIX IT!’ It seems like all we hear and see are people espousing their opinions as to how to fix it, but I am not seeing any righteous action. The socialistic government leaders are acting to fix things that are not broke and the result is drastic breakage. The things that are broke are just being ignored – and nothing is being fixed. Is it just me or do you feel the same way?

Since medical marijuana was made legal. Folks are being inundated with information about CDC. It is said that Hemp is a relative of marijuana. I ran across an article on Hemp Seeds and discovered that this mild, nutty seed has been used in China for more than 3,000 years as both a food and medicine. They also boast an abundance of protein, healthy fats, and minerals. The consumption of Hemp Seeds can help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, decrease cholesterol induced platelet aggregation and help the heart to recover after a heart attack. Oh…and the polyunsaturated fatty acids found in hemp seed oil (omega-3 and omega-6 fats)  can improve atopic dermatitis issues. Last, but not least, you can sprinkle the seeds on salads, add to smoothies, or use as a topping on your favorite bowl of oatmeal. 

Coffee is touted to be both good and bad. I am not a coffee drinker – yuk. If you are a coffee drinker there are a few things you need to know:

  • The bad news is that….caffeine is quietly sabotaging your energy levels. I know, coffee drinkers always say -“it wakes me up and gives me energy.” There are many energy drinks that are coffee based, but actually, drinking coffee every day will create negative “wiring” in your brain that will cause you to feel tired and sleepy. That ‘lift’ as you call it is short lived, about 30 minutes long. You do not want your brain to become dependent on the chemical ‘caffeine’ that is in coffee.

The good news – there are other natural ways to power up your brain and give you energy. DO THE RESEARCH!

Did you know that the lymphatic system is how your body cleanses. With all the viruses out there the lymphatic system is being discussed more and more in the natural healing world. There is more fluid in the lymphatic system than is in the circulatory system. Unlike blood – moved by the cardiovascular system by the heart, the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump to move the lymph fluid. 

Gabe Golden in Lighting the Path tells us that ” This requires movement and maintenance on our part to keep the lymphatic system from backing up and increasing the amount of toxins we retain.” In other words, you need to unclog the lymph and get it moving. Toxins involved can be infections or heavy metal toxicity. You can get the lymph system going by moving properly – any variety of exercise will work to include walking. Lightly brushing the skin on the body toward the heart prior to showering can help stimulate lymph movement. Rinse off with cold water for a minute or two. Find a good massage therapist.

To end on a positive note – you can increase your strength, power, and endurance by taking a single supplement, many of you have never heard of called – creatine. As you get older you will experience muscle loss. Creatine can:

  • Act like gunpowder for your muscles, giving them a quick explosion of energy.
  • If you are healing from hurt muscles from over exertion or injury, creatine can help relieve that pain.
  • Creatine can increase your muscle mass, build new healthy mitochondria that can pump out up to 12% more energy, build a better functioning brain, reduce mental fatigue, increase working muscle memory and prevent brain disease. 
  • Creatine is a powerful nutrient, can be taken as a supplement, is safe and it works. (I take it and can vouch for that).

So, to your best health, especially in this crazy pandemic world we are living in today; being exposed to things that are doing havoc to not only our physical health but our mental health, we need all the help we can get.



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