Good & bad cholesterol, HDL, LDL’s – we love to make it complicated don’t we? It doesn’t have to be. Some important facts to begin.
1. Cholesterol is GOOD for you! Your body needs cholesterol to build cell membranes, vitamin D, hormones (e.g steroids), & bile acids.
2. Cholesterol levels that are ‘too low’ (i.e from medications) can be just as harmful as high cholesterol.
* Also, pharmaceutical drugs to treat cholesterol can compromise/harm the liver, which is the organ that is naturally (and ‘intelligently’) designed to purify the blood of toxins/excess cholesterol etc…so medication is not ideal long-term.
3. Plenty of people with ‘perfect cholesterol’ still have heart attacks.
Would you like to know some ‘natural’ remedies to counteract the negative effects of some of the things you might be inclined to overindulge in over the coming ‘Indulgence Season’ – extra drinking…chocolate… sun etc?
While obviously it’s ideal not to overindulge too much too often, we also know that it’s good to ‘let our hair down’ (for those who still have some!) every now & then. Below I’ve listed some powerful, ‘natural’ little ANTIDOTES, that you can use to offset some of the ‘not so healthy’ effects of certain things over the coming months.
Soy Products – Super food or Super Scam?
This week, we have some interesting information on the highly topical area of soy products.
If you have been hearing the latest reports on soy foods you may well be confused. Some experts tout soy as being one of the greatest foods of our time, while others believe it can be responsible for such seemingly far out things such as the feminisation of boys and for increasing the risk of breast cancer. Another study out just a week or so ago suggested that high consumption of soy products may indeed compromise our health due to the high levels of phyto-oestrogens. And just this week, the media have been reporting that importers of soy milk brand Bonsoy are facing a class action from customers because say they were left with permanent thyroid problems from an iodine content seven times the recommended level. (This is a classic example of what can happen when we consume ‘artificially maniplulated’ products … even though the ‘original’ product may be natural).
Anyway, who or what do we believe?
Does your energy regularly sag? Do you find yourself reaching for a cup of coffee or sugary soft drink each afternoon, instead try some peppermint. The distinct smell and taste of peppermint has been known throughout many traditions including Ayurveda, to stimulate the brain, helping it to ‘spark up and focus’. Peppermint stimulates alertness and performance, particularly with respect to jobs that involve more details tasks.
There are various ways in which people can eliminate stretch marks. However, many people do not know how they should actually do it as there are plenty of different products out there available on the market. Also, as lots of people hear the downsides of these stretch mark products no longer working effectively, there are questions whether they are worth the price and hassle. To tell the truth, a good thing to complete is to do your homework on the topic.
There are lots of drugstores and supermarkets which sell these stretch mark products for individuals to make use of. Lots of them seem very appealing to people because the cost is often inexpensive and also the statements that the companies say make the product seem irresistible to test. But to tell the truth, most of them fail to work very well. Some can help to make the stretchmarks harder to see, but you will find better natural methods to eliminate stretchmarks. The fantastic thing about it’s the price to have it done isn’t much.