7 Ways To Help Yourself To A Better Sex Life

Physical problems that may come from physical transformations can change your sex life as you get older. Declining hormone levels and changes in neurological and circulatory functioning may lead to sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, vaginal dryness that may lead to vaginal pain. Having a healthy sex drive is linked to feeling physically and emotionally healthy

What contributes to sexual problems?

Some illnesses, disabilities, medicines, and surgeries can affect your ability to have and enjoy sex. Emotional factors also play a major role.

Treating sexual problems is easier now than ever before. Revolutionary medications and professional sex therapists can help with resolving the underlying issues. But you may be able to resolve minor sexual issues by making a few adjustments in lifestyle.

  1. Educate yourself. Plenty of good self-help materials are available for every type of sexual issue. Your nurse or doctor can provide a few resources that apply to you, and use them to help you and your partner become better informed about the problem.
  2. Give yourself time. As you age, your sexual responses slow down. You and your partner can improve your chances of success by finding a quiet, comfortable, interruption-free setting for sex. Also, understand that the physical changes in your body mean that you’ll need more time to get aroused and reach orgasm. When you think about it, spending more time having sex isn’t a bad thing; working these physical necessities into your lovemaking routine can open up doors to a new kind of sexual experience.
  3. Use lubrication. Often, the vaginal dryness that begins in midlife can be easily corrected with lubricating liquids and gels. Use these freely to avoid painful sex — a problem that can snowball into flagging libido and growing relationship tensions. When lubricants no longer work, discuss other options with your doctor.
  4. Maintain physical affection. Even if you’re tired, tense, or upset about the problem, engaging in kissing and cuddling is essential for maintaining an emotional and physical bond.
  5. Do Kegel exercises. Both men and women can improve their sexual fitness by exercising their pelvic floor muscles. To do these exercises, tighten the muscle you would use if you were trying to stop urine in midstream. Hold the contraction for two or three seconds, then release. Repeat 10 times.
  6. Try to relax. Do something soothing together before having sex, such as playing a game or going out for a nice dinner. Or try relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises.
  7. Eat healthy. These foods are packed with nutrients that can perk up your libido and may improve your overall health, too.

– An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and it could also improve your love life. Apples, along with berries, cherries, onions, and dark-colored grapes, are rich in quercetin. This antioxidant, a type of flavonoid, may offer a number of health benefits. As far as sex goes, quercetin plays a role in controlling symptoms of prostatitis and interstitial cystitis (IC) – painful bladder, and it promotes circulation. Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland. It sometimes causes testicular discomfort and pain with ejaculation. Painful bladder syndrome, may also make sex difficult for men and women. Sexual-related symptoms of painful bladder syndrome include genital pain, erectile dysfunction, painful intercourse, and low desire.

As much as these fruits can help, they can only go so far, depending on a lot of factors. These are the factors that may alter the absorption of these nutrients into the body; such as other diseases and other medications you may be taking. More reason to look into this supplement. It contains 90.7% stabilized, inner leaf aloe vera gel paired with natural fruit juice concentrates for sustaining your immune system and maintaining natural energy levels. A burst of cranberries and sweet apples provide a naturally derived, tangy flavor. Superfood cranberry packs antioxidant power shown to be 20 times higher than that of vitamin C and has proanthocyanidins that provide urinary health support in addition to vitamin C. Apple’s special phytonutrient, quercetin, is another powerful antioxidant that helps to make Forever Aloe Berry Nectar® a healthy and delicious drink.

Nuts and seeds are the best snacks to boost your sex life. Cashews and almonds are chock-full of zinc, while a host of healthy snacks contain L-arginine to get your blood flowing. You can try the following:

  • walnuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • pecans
  • hazelnuts
  • peanuts

So, we have seen Zinc is crucial, here is a great source of zinc with other minerals for overall health.

Include a variety of meats (in moderation!)in your diet to improve your sex life. Beef, chicken, and pork contain carnitine, L-arginine, and zinc. Carnitine and L-arginine are amino acids that improve blood flow. Uninterrupted blood flow is crucial to sexual response in both men and women. According to NYU Langone Medical Center, these two nutrients may effectively treat erectile dysfunction in some men.

Last, but not least, Maca has been highly revered for over 2 000 years in Peru. According to legend, the Incan warriors ate Maca for strength and endurance before going to battle. The Spanish Conquistadors called it the ‘sex herb of the Incas’. Today it is known as Peruvian Ginseng. Modern studies suggest that Maca helps promote libido, sexual potency and energy.

Maca’s reported beneficial effects for sexual function could be due to its amino acids, which are required for many functions in the body, including sexual and fertility functions. They also are required in the manufacturing of substances that transmit signals in the nervous system and play a major role in the process of sexual arousal and physical performance during sex.

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The Ultimate Seasonal Cleanse

Our health status is the representation of our relationship with the environment — what we eat, drink, absorb, think, breathe, put on our skin, and how and where we live — and how well our body’s natural detoxification system works. As the environment becomes ever more toxic, we are becoming more and more saturated with toxins, leading to ill health.

 

The following symptoms may be an indication of a heavy body burden are identical to symptoms reported by people suffering from autoimmune diseases and these are also telltale signs of toxin overload:

  • Energy problems: profound fatigue, lethargy
  • Sleep troubles
  • Digestive problems: bloating, constipation, diarrhea, foul-smelling stools, gas, heartburn
  • Aches and pains: headaches, muscle aches, joint pain
  • Sinus problems: chronic post-nasal drip, congestion
  • Mental issues: depression, brain fog, trouble concentrating
  • Neurological problems: dizziness, tremors
  • Weight problems: unexplained weight gain or weight-loss resistance
  • Skin problems: rashes, eczema, psoriasis, acne
  • Hormonal issues
  • High or low blood pressure

If you have two or more of these symptoms, your body is telling you that you are functioning in a toxic environment.

So where do all these toxins come from?

These include chemicals found in air, water and food:

  • Chemicals used in industrial production and farming, water treatment, dry cleaning, home cleaning and body-care products
  • Metals including mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic and cadmium, which are found in water, fish, soil and the air we breathe
  • Medications, including many prescription drugs, antibiotics and vaccines
  • Food additives, preservatives and sweeteners like monosodium glutamate (MSG) and artificial sweeteners
  • Many genetically modified organisms (GMO) contain built-in pesticides or herbicides
  • Many food sensitivities, including gluten, dairy, soy, etc., can be especially toxic to people prone to autoimmune issues
  • Air pollution, including second-hand cigarette smoke and vehicle exhaust
  • Mold, which produces poisonous mycotoxins (e.g., aflatoxin and Ochratoxin A [OTA])
  • Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals formed when you use high-heat cooking or char grill meat, poultry or fish
  • Chronic or heavy exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and“dirty electricity” — high frequency voltage variations/spikes on electrical wiring

These are byproducts made by your own body and/or by critters that live inside you:

  • Bacteria, fungus and yeast in high proportions and/or harmful species in your gut can be toxic
  • Yeast and candida overgrowth produce a toxic chemical related to formaldehyde (used in embalming fluid) called acetaldehyde
  • Lipopolysaccharides (LPS), bacterial toxins, can leak into your bloodstream and even cross the blood-brain barrier, causing an outsized immune system reaction in your body and brain
  • Poorly detoxified hormones, like estrogen or xenoestrogens (toxic chemicals that compete with estrogen) may recirculate and bind to estrogen receptor sites, blocking normal hormone function
  • Chronic stress and negative thinking can disrupt your neuro-endocrine system and the balance of your microbiome, edging out beneficial bacteria and setting the stage for harmful bacteria to take over
  • Lasting, unresolved, or unexpressed emotional pain like anger, grief, or resentment can get stored in our nervous systems and contribute greatly to the development and perpetuation of chronic illnesses.

How can the body heal?

By good nutrition and beneficial exercise.

Nothing is more powerful than healing foods… especially when you eat superfoods.

Certain superfoods have the power to change your life at a cellular level – body, mind, and emotions.

When combined in a very specific way, and eaten in a certain sequence and time of day… these healing superfoods have the power to completely cleanse, deeply nourish, totally re-energize the body.

Exercise is a vital component of a detox program, so this cleanse has a planned exercise program that will help your body lose the toxins and therefore the body fat.

You can find the whole program breakdown here

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Flavonoid-Rich Foods May Help Protect Against Major Killers

Incorporating flavonoids, a large class of nutrients found in plant foods, into your diet, may reduce the risk for major diseases such as cancer and heart disease in combination with a change in lifestyle; that is according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU). According to the lead researcher,  Dr Nicola Bondonno said while the study found a lower risk of death in those who ate flavonoid-rich foods, the protective effect appeared to be strongest for those at high risk of chronic diseases due to cigarette smoking and those who drank more than two standard alcoholic drinks a day.

“These findings are important as they highlight the potential to prevent cancer and heart disease by encouraging the consumption of flavonoid-rich foods, particularly in people at high risk of these chronic diseases,” she said.

What are flavonoids?

Flavonoids, are a large class of powerful phyto-chemicals, a large family of over 5,000 hydroxylated polyphenolic compounds that carry out key functions in plants, such as attracting pollinating insects, fighting environmental stresses and modulating cell growth. In humans, their bio-availability and biological activities appear to be strongly influenced by their chemical nature.

The lifestyle changes that are recommended here include controlling smoking, hypertension, cholesterol and many other health and dietary factors. These lifestyle modifications, and increased flavonoid intake had a 17 percent reduced risk for death from all causes, a 15 percent reduced risk for death from heart disease, and a 20 percent reduced risk for death from cancer.

Flavonoids have been shown to be anti-inflammatory and improve blood vessel function, which may explain why they are associated with a lower risk of death from heart disease and cancer. This can be through

Of importance however, is how much flavonoids are to be consumed to have the desired effects.

Participants consuming about 500mg of total flavonoids each day had the lowest risk of a cancer or heart disease-related death.

“It’s important to consume a variety of different flavonoid compounds found in different plant based food and drink. This is easily achievable through the diet: one cup of tea, one apple, one orange, 100g of blueberries, and 100g of broccoli would provide a wide range of flavonoid compounds and over 500mg of total flavonoids,” said Dr. Bondonno.

Major sources of flavonoids

Fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs are rich in bioflavonoids. Moderate intake of chocolate, tea and wine can also be healthy sources, as are some spices, nuts, dry beans and seeds. Flavonoids are often concentrated in the skins and outer portions of fruits and vegetables so these portions of the foods are excellent to consume. It’s also best to consume fruits, vegetables and herbs in their raw forms to receive the highest amount of flavonoids.

Fruit 

Fresh fruit:  citrus fruits -lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines and grapefruits.

Berries –  strawberries, grapes, cranberries and blackberries.

Apples, peaches and plums are rich in the flavonoid flavan-3-ol.

Vegetables

All vegetables, particularly green and red ones, are great sources of flavonoids.

Deep colored vegetables are specially rich in these compounds.

Fresh oregano, parsley, peppermint and thyme are high in the flavonoid known as flavone. Cinnamon is a great choice when it comes to spices as well.

Tea

Black, green and red (rooibos) tea are great beverage choices to up your flavonoid intakes. These tea varieties have all been shown to be high in catechins and flavonols.

Chocolate

Flavanols are the main type of flavonoid found in pure cocoa as well as chocolate (made from cocoa and cocoa butter). One ounce of high-quality dark chocolate is a good daily amount.

Wine

Both red and white wine contain flavonoids, but more so red wine since fermentation occurs in the presence of grape skins, the source of significant amounts of flavonoids.

Moderation means not more than one glass per day for women and not more than two glasses per day for men.

Nuts, Beans and Seeds

Soybeans, black beans and kidney beans, as well as garbanzo, pinto and fava beans — are rich in bioflavonoids. ts, Pecans, walnuts, pistachios and cashews are great choices.

Flavonoids are also proven to reduce the risk of and naturally treat varicose veins, hemorrhoids, cardiovascular problems, hepatitis, bruises, cold sores, allergies and hypertension.

Although it is very easy to obtain flavonoids from foods, supplements are always available for high risk individuals including those with cancer, diabetes, heart disease.

Here is one supplement that is a good source!

 

 

 

Healing From Adverse Childhood Experiences

Are you suffering from unhealed wounds from your childhood? If you experienced childhood trauma, abuse, or neglect, you are not alone. And while these wounds might run deep, the good news is, you CAN heal from them.

Let us first look at what comprises these adverse childhood experiences. This can include but are not limited to:

  • Assault with no weapon or injury
  •  Assault with weapon and/or injury
  • Sexual victimization
  • Child maltreatment
  • Witnessing family assault
  • Witnessing community assault

Children are exposed to violence every day in their homes, schools, and communities. They may be
struck by a boyfriend, bullied by a classmate, or abused by an adult. They may witness an assault on a
parent or a shooting on the street. Such exposure can cause significant physical, mental, and emotional harm
with long-term effects that can last well into adulthood.

I want to share an amazing opportunity for you to join me for a FREE, AVAIYA University online masterclass – specifically designed to help you heal from your adverse childhood experiences.

 

It’s called Healing From Childhood Trauma and begins July 29th.

 

This masterclass is brought to you by iKE ALLEN & Ande Anderson, Co-Founders of AVAIYA University (creators & teachers of transformational courses, books, films and online events such as Overcoming Codependency, Breaking Free From Abandonment & Betrayal, Quantum Forgiveness, and many more).

 

Over 15 teachers will provide you with practical tools and techniques that you can apply right away to:

 

  • Learn to love yourself, build your self-esteem and self-worth

  • Become aware of unresolved thoughts and emotions that may be preventing your healing

  • Cultivate a happy, healthy relationship with yourself and others

  • Reconnect with your body and learn to feel your feelings

  • Let go of your past and step into the Lovable, Powerful, Amazing person you are!

 

Mark your calendar and save your spot right here.

 

Here is the lineup of teachers speaking during the online masterclass:

 

  • Dr. Dan Siegel: Clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.

 

  • Pat Ogden, PhD: Founder and Education Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

 

  • Dave Berger: Somatic psychotherapist, bodyworker and senior faculty with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

 

  • Jane Stevens: Founder of ACEs Connection, which focuses on adverse childhood experiences science.

 

  • Richard Miller, PhD: Clinical psychologist, author, and founding president of the iRest Institute, and co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

 

  • Jamie Marich, PhD: Author and international speaker on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness

 

  • Dr. Laurence Heller: Founder of the NeuroAffective Relational Model™, a specialized psychobiological approach to working with developmental trauma.

 

  • Dr. Anna Baranowsky: Canadian Clinical Psychologist and founder and CEO of the Traumatology Institute.

 

  • Ann Kelley & Sue Marriott: Psychotherapists and co-hosts of the top-rated podcast and online community, Therapist Uncensored.

 

  • Richard Schwartz: Founder of the Center for Self Leadership and Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

 

  • Michelle Chalfant: Therapist, holistic life coach, author, speaker, podcaster and

        developer of The Adult Chair Model.

 

  • Jerry Wise: Marriage and family therapist, author, ACOA expert, and addictions therapist.

 

  • Riana Milne: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified Life, Dating and Relationship Coach

 

  • Veronique Mead: MD turned trauma specialist, sharing science on how adverse life events and trauma increase risk for chronic illness and tools for healing.

 

  • Laura Reagan: Integrative trauma psychotherapist and podcast host.

 

  • Andrea Brandt: Marriage and family therapist emphasizing the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical and emotional wellness.

 

  • Susan Pease Banitt: Social worker, psychotherapist and author specializing in the treatment of severe trauma and PTSD.

 

  • Amee Quiriconi: Writer, researcher, speaker, and podcast host.

 

After you register, keep an eye out for AVAIYA’s email for specific details on accessing the expert classes. (Replays will be available for 72 hours after each class airs).

 

…get started now by registering right here for the Healing From Childhood Trauma online masterclass.

 

P.S. Please share the love and forward this email to your friends, family and community – anyone who you think would benefit! Thank you for helping us change lives (-:

 

Foods That Promote Healthy Vision

Maintaining healthy vision takes more than getting regular checkups – what you eat can have a positive impact on your eyesight.

 

  1. Dark, leafy greens, which contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that can help address cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Spinach, kale and collard greens are all excellent sources. Start by substituting spinach for romaine in salads, and add a side of greens to your meals.
  2. Sweet potatoes (along with pumpkins and cantaloupes) contain a host of carotenoids that function as precursors of vitamin A– a nutrient necessary for normal vision and retinal functioning. A simple, healthy swap is baking a sweet potato instead of a white potato.
  3. Eggs. Just one egg a day will increase your levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, and also provide sulfur compounds that may help prevent cataracts from forming. Opt for cage-free, omega-3 fortified eggs, which contain higher levels of DHA, another nutrient that’s good for the eyes. If you’re not a fan of eggs for breakfast, add a sliced, hard-boiled egg to a salad for lunch or dinner.

 

Hello, I’m Matsepo Manyokole, RN and I am delighted to welcome you to Our Healthy Eating Community. No matter what your age, this online resource provides the education, information, and support you need to begin maximizing your health and well-being.
I believe that healthy eating can help us all prevent disease and delay the onset of chronic disease related to inflammation. By developing the lifestyle practices suggested within, you can experience optimal health and well-being.
Join me and let’s begin working toward your personal health  here.

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5 Best Healthy Cooking Oils

Fats are an essential part of the human diet, helping synthesize hormones, promote overall brain and mental health, and keep us full. But which are the healthiest fats and oils to cook with? In addition to thinking about the overall nutrient profile of an oil and how it was processed, you have to consider another factor: the smoke point.

Every type of cooking oil has a different smoke point, which is the temperature at which an oil begins to smoke, and heating an oil beyond its smoke point causes it to oxidize, resulting in the release of harmful free radicals and other compounds.

1. Avocado oil

Has a surprisingly high smoke point, making it a smart cooking choice if you’re scaling back on saturated fats. Avocado is comprised mostly of the monounsaturated fatty acid called oleic acid, which has potent anti-inflammatory properties and promotes heart health. It also contains lutein, a carotenoid that can improve eye health. It’s super-high smoke point makes it acceptable for nearly all types of cooking.

2. Ghee

Many people love cooking with butter for obvious reasons: flavor! But it has a relatively low smoke point at 300°F. When you remove its milk solids to create ghee, however, that smoke point jumps to a safe level for most cooking applications while retaining its amazing flavor. Bonus: It’s lactose-free; contains vitamins A, E, and K2; and is rich in conjugated linoleic acid(CLA) and butyrate, which may help lower body fat and decrease inflammation.

3. Algae Oil

Algae Oil is high in monounsaturated fats and low in saturated fats. It’s a great option to add to the rotation if you’re looking for a neutral-tasting high-heat oil, as it’s incredibly versatile and a great option for cooking, baking, and salad dressings. The one downside: It tends to be a bit expensive.

4. Olive Oil

5. Unrefined coconut oil

Coconut oil is mostly saturated fat, which makes it more stable, and it also contains medium-chain triglycerides, a fat source that converts to energy more quickly. As an added benefit, coconut oil contains an antimicrobial compound called lauric acid, which has also been shown to have beneficial effects on cholesterol. Refined coconut oil has an even higher smoke point, but it’s thought to lose many of its beneficial health effects.

Oils are a vital component of every meal, more so people with chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease. Here is a meal plan by Diabetes South Africa.
Check out one of our tried and tested ways to stabilize blood sugars and maintain overall health and if you want to join a community of like minded individuals who are committed to healthy eating, look here.

What If You Could Give Talks That Sell?

To all my health and wellness colleagues, we all know how challenging it can sometimes be to pitch and sell at the end of a talk.

You want to make a big impact in people’s lives and that is why you got into this field; to help people improve their health and wellness.

And in order to do that, you have to let people know you can help them.

Giving talks – both in-person and online – is a GREAT way to get the word out about what you do and give people the opportunity to work with you.

​You’ve studied health and nutrition. You know your stuff……and you want to help people achieve life-changing results… while making a healthy living. There’s just one thing missing…clients!

If you can relate, you’re probably missing out on the ONE strategy that’s the quickest and most effective way to enroll private coaching clients AND fill group programs (such as cleanses and detoxes).

That strategy is SPEAKING – both in-person and on webinars. If you’re not consistently getting clients and selling your group programs, it’s because you need an audience… and audience of ideal clients.

Giving local talks and webinars will give you that audience!

Speaking is the #1 way to get clients!

Whether you’re a new coach or you’ve been in business for a while – this is the strategy that you can count on every time… if done the right way… to bring you new clients and program participants.

It’s more effective and a better use of your time than posting or advertising on social media, blogging, or email marketing.

That’s why I’m so excited to share that my friend and colleague, Amy Lippmann, is hosting a FREE webinar where she’ll answer these questions, and more, in detail.

Amy’s been in the health coaching field for 13+ years, first as a health coach and then working strategically with health coaches and nutritionists – helping them grow their businesses.

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She’s had the amazing opportunity to see what works and what doesn’t. And observing what makes some coaches successful, while others are spinning their wheels. 
Now she’s thrilled to help you.

If you’re a health coach or wellness entrepreneur, this is for you! You can register below: 

                           Free Webinar

“How to Give Talks that Get You Clients Every Time

(Even if You Haven’t Spoken to Groups Before)”

During this free webinar you’ll discover:

  • Why giving talks is THE best way to consistently get clients (and how much you can actually make, when you do it the RIGHT way)

  • The biggest mistakes that are stopping you from getting clients from your talks (and what to do instead)

  • How to give a talk, packed with great content, that’s designed to get clients hungry to work with you (without leaving you feeling salesy)

  • The top 4 things you need to do to get clients from every talk you give

SPECIAL BONUS!
Be sure to show up live and receive a customizable outline for your next webinar or live talk. Simply “fill in the blanks,” and speak! It’s that easy.

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Natural Ways To Help Diabetes Symptoms

  1. Keep Up with Regular Checkups

Many people with complications of diabetes won’t have noticeable symptoms (for example, nonproliferative retinopathy, which can cause vision loss or gestational diabetes during pregnancy). This makes it really important that you get checked out by your doctor regularly to monitor your blood sugar levels, progression, eyes, skin, blood pressure levels, weight and heart.

To make sure you don’t put yourself at a higher risk for heart problems, work with your doctor to make sure you maintain near normal blood pressure, blood cholesterol and triglyceride (lipid) levels. Ideally, your blood pressure shouldn’t go over 130/80. You should also try to maintain a healthy weight and reduce inflammation in general. The best way to do this is to eat an unprocessed, healthy diet as well as exercise and sleep well.

  1. Eat a Balanced Diet and Exercise

As part of a healthy diabetes diet plan, you can help keep your blood sugar in the normal range by eating unprocessed, whole foods and avoiding things like added sugars, trans fats, processed grains and starches, and conventional dairy products.

Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes, which is why exercise is important to control symptoms and lower the risk for complications, such as heart disease. The National Institute of Health states that people can sharply lower their risk for diabetes by losing weight through regular physical activity and a diet low in sugar, refined fats and excess calories from processed foods.  The keto diet, for example, fits the bill for these requirements and will result in less insulin secretion.

You can join our Eat For Your Health group to learn more about using clean eating to manage disease.

  1. Control Blood Sugar to Help Stop Nerve Damage

The best way to help prevent or delay nerve damage is to closely regulate your blood sugar levels. If you suffer from digestive issues due to nerve damage affects your digestive organs, you can benefit from taking digestive enzymes, probiotics and supplements like magnesium that can help relax muscles, improve gut health and control symptoms. Our 98% aloe gel drink is a proven natural product to control blood sugar

Other problems like hormonal imbalances, sexual dysfunctions and trouble sleeping also will be greatly reduced when you improve your diet, nutrient intake, stress levels and condition overall.

  1. Help Protect and Treat the Skin

People with diabetes tend to have more bacterial, fungal and yeast infections than healthy people do. If you have diabetes, you can help prevent skin problems by managing your blood sugar levels, practicing good hygiene and treating skin naturally.

Doctors also recommend you limit how often you bathe when your skin is dry, use natural and mild products like our aloe hand soap to clean your skin (instead of many harsh, chemical products sold in most stores), moisturize daily with something mild such as our moisturizing lotion which you can get here, and avoid burning your skin in the sun.

  1. Safeguard the Eyes

People who keep their blood sugar levels closer to normal are less likely to have vision-related problems or at least more likely to experience milder symptoms. Early detection and appropriate follow-up care can save your vision.

To help lower the risk for eye-related problems like mild cataracts or glaucoma, you should have your eyes checked at least one to two times yearly. Staying physically active and maintaining a healthy diet can prevent or delay vision loss by controlling blood sugar. One supplement that we recommend is our Forever Vision

Specially For Mother’s Day 👩🌹

Radishes and cucumbers 🥒 have a ton of health benefits; from improving digestion, to promoting weight loss. Both of the bright vegetables contain fiber and cucumber’s high water content work to hydrate your body and your digestive tract.

Don’t forget the olive oil! You won’t want to miss out on the addition of this incredibly flavorful, healthy fat. I made a simple dressing by just whipping olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper!

If you really want to make something special for mom, make her this salad 🍴

Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 bunches radishes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbls fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice cucumber, radish, and onion very finely with a knife. Combine together in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper. Pour over vegetables and toss. To coats.
  3. Place in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes to an hour.

This is just one of the delicious recipes you can have access to when you join our private group: Eat For Your Health on Facebook.

Check out the group here!

And by the way, you can still access our popular list: 7 Top Foods To Lower Blood Pressure.

You can download it here!

7 Foods That May Help With Weight Loss

Most people I know who are trying to lose weight would prefer to do it the natural way; with real food.

Weight loss is complex, some of us may think it is just about food and exercise; don’t we all wish it was that simple! If you’re struggling to lose weight, you may fear that your body is betraying you, you’ve messed up your metabolism, or you’ll have to live on chicken and broccoli for the rest of your life.

Factors such as hormones, sleep, inflammation, the gut microbiome, medication, unexpressed emotions, and genes all influence your ability to lose weight and keep it off. Just mentioning this because it is important that we understand how our body functions in our attempts to maintain a healthy weight. You can read more on this here.

When we hear weight loss foods, we often think about frozen, prepared, and often expensive “diet” meals. We hardly think about real, whole foods. These foods are not just filling and can help you manage your weight – but they offer numerous health benefits as well.

Let us look at a few of these foods:

  • Kale. This dark, leafy green vegetable provides fiber, iron and calcium – and at about 35 calories per cup (raw and chopped), it is a low-calorie way to fill up. Choose organic when possible. You can also place a bunch in a large, sealable bag and freeze. Once frozen, crush the bag and use the kale with eggs, or in soups or smoothies.

Dr. Weil has a great salad which you can enjoy: Tuscan Kale Salad

Kale belongs to a group of vegetables called cruciferous vegetables, which also includes cauliflower and brussels sprouts. These are some of the most nutritionally dense vegetables.

Dr. Josh Axe has 2 great recipes I have tried, you will enjoy them.

 Kale Shake or Turkey Bacon Brussels Sprouts

  • Lentils. High in protein, lentils can help prevent spikes in insulin levels that can cause your body to store excess fat. Just like kale, add to eggs, soups or salads. Low in calories and high in nutrition, they are the perfect legume to eat in the summer in salads, spreads, for crudité and crackers.

Lentils include all the beneficial nutrients like fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins, and they are still low in calories and contain virtually no fat. One cup of cooked lentils only contains about 230 calories, but still leaves you feeling full and satisfied. This is very beneficial for those who want to lose weight.

  • Blueberries. A good source of antioxidants, blueberries have over 3.5 grams of fiber per cup, which can help to fill you up and keep your digestive system running smoothly. If fresh seasonable berries are not available,  frozen organic berries are just as good.

 

  • Coconut Oil. This is arguably the healthiest, most natural oil we can use in our food. It helps decrease body weight and body fat and helps in proper thyroid function.

 

  •  Chicken. If you’re trying to lose weight, chicken is a readily available, powerful fat-burning food. Just three ounces of chicken — about the size of a deck of cards — provides about 37 percent of your body’s daily value for protein This nutrient helps keep our bodies energized, our muscles looking sculpted and our bellies feeling satiated. Opt for quality, locally grown or organic chicken whenever possible.

 

  • Bone Broth. Regarded as one the healing foods and has the potential to transform your health in tangible ways and help burn fat. It is rich in amino acids and therefore, bone broth prevents muscle breakdown, increases your metabolism and helps detoxify your body. While our ancestors ate bone broth regularly, since they wasted no part of an animal’s body, it’s no longer as common in our daily diet. But you can reap the benefits of this ancient elixir. Try making my favorite Beef Bone Broth Recipe to add this nutrient-rich, fat-burning food into your diet.

 

  • Protein Shake. Adding protein powder to your breakfast smoothie or taking a daily supplement can help your body not only decrease body fat and increase muscle tone, but also spike energy levels while stabilizing blood sugar. Talk about a multitasker. You can get your supply of protein shake here.
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