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Jul 04, 2014 Posted Under: Erectile Dysfunctions, Other

The Mantra of Healthy Sexuality

Integrated Eroticism

When men think of eroticism, the image is of porn magazines and videos. This approach to eroticism emphasizes raw and wild sex, carnal feelings, powerful erections, and perfect performance. The wilder the situation and the crazier the woman, the more erotic. Not surprisingly, we take a very different approach to integrated eroticism canadian viagra for sale. Eroticism is a healthy part of you as a man and your couple sexual scenario. If you think of arousal being on a 10-point scale (where 0 = neutral, 3 = sensual, 5 = arousal signified by the beginning of an erection, 8 = high arousal, and 10 = orgasm), erotic stimulation ranges from 6 to 10. Intimacy and pleasuring are a solid basis for sexual arousal, but high arousal and orgasm involve genital stimulation and erotic scenarios and techniques.

We emphasize the concept of erotic flow, allowing yourself to go from 7 to 9 where the feelings, sensations, and the erotic experience combine in a positive, synergistic manner. A key factor in erotic flow is allowing your-self to piggyback your arousal on your partner’s arousal. Truly, the major erotic stimulus (aphrodisiac) is an involved, aroused partner. Key elements of eroticism are unpredictability and allowing yourself to let go and enjoy intense erotic feelings. The key to integrated eroticism is respecting, valuing, and owning your body’s sexuality, not viewing it as a porn scenario. An ordinary erotic technique is to use fantasies that serve as a bridge to greater arousal in partner sex.

Genuine Satisfaction

The vital component is a sense of genuine satisfaction. In traditional sex therapy the focus has been on performance—erection, intercourse, and orgasm (ejaculation). The new mantra in sex therapy is mutual intimacy, pleasure, eroticism, and satisfaction. Satisfaction certainly includes erection, intercourse, and orgasm, but it is not limited to that. Satisfaction involves emotional, sexual, and couple factors. In Hollywood movies, sex is always perfect both people are turned on before they even begin touching, the sex is impulsive, short, intense, and nonverbal, both are easily orgasmic, and satisfaction is mutual and total. It’s a wonderful image but harmful to real-life men and couples.

In truth, if you have Hollywood type sex once a month you are more fortunate than 90% of men. In sexually happy couples, if half of their experiences involve both being desirous, aroused, and orgasmic they are fortunate. Often, the sex is better for the man than his partner, but she enjoys him, his pleasure, and the encounter. Sometimes, the sex is unremarkable, functional, but not special or satisfying. The most important factor in terms of positive, realistic expectations is that 5–15% of sexual encounters are unsatisfying or outright dysfunctional and canadian pharmacy viagra. Rather than panicking or apologizing, the man (and woman) is better to shrug it off and accept this experience as normal sexual variability (especially after age 40). A healthy couple approach is to talk together briefly about an alternative scenario or take a rain check. Try to reconnect in the next one to three days when you feel receptive and responsive so you don’t let anticipatory sexual anxiety build. The essence of satisfaction is sharing and enjoying sensual and sexual pleasure. You feel better about yourself and energized about your relationship after a sexual experience.

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Jan 24, 2013 Posted Under: Other

Potatoes Can Lower Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar

One of my favorite veggies is potatoes. I love French fries, but I eat them baked more than anything else. Potatoes are loaded with carbs that is why moderation and how you prepare them is important when it comes to your health. A baked potato contains 1,137 milligrams of potassium than a banana and that is twice more than what a banana has; and almost a third of the DV of this mineral.

The main nutrients from the potato comes from the peel, which contains an anticarcinogenic compound called photogenic acid, says Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, professor in the department of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine in Orono. In laboratory studies, this particular acid has been proven to help the fiber in potatoes absorb benzo (a) pyrene, a potential carcinogen found in smoked foods such as grilled hamburgers.

Reduces Pressure
Potatoes have a high dose of potassium, which can help lower high blood pressure. Increasing this mineral in your diet could reduce your need for blood pressure medication according to, Earl Mindell, Rph, PhD, professor emeritus of nutrition at Pacific Western University in Los Angeles and author of Earl Mindell’s Food as Medicine. In one study of 54 people with high blood pressures, half added potassium rich foods like potatoes to their diets, while the other half kept their normal diet. At the end of the study, Dr. Mindell says, 81 percent were able to control their blood pressures with less than half of the medication they had used previously.

Potatoes are very valuable in moderation. They also contain Vitamin C, which is known to prevent heart disease; this may be of help to people with diabetes. Vitamin C may also be effective at diminishing the damage to proteins caused by free radical, dangerous molecules that damage tissues in the body. Eating five servings of potatoes, a week can raise the risk of diabetes.

Because they are high in complex carbohydrates, potatoes are good for people who have diabetes. Complex carbohydrates must be broken down into simple sugars before they can absorb into the bloodstream. What this means is, that the sugars enter the bloodstream in a leisurely fashion rather than pouring in all at once. The benefit of this process results in keeping the blood sugar at down, which is a very critical part of controlling the disease.

Potatoes play a key role in keeping the weight down. Being overweight makes it more difficult for the body to produce enough insulin. Potatoes are loaded with fiber; it helps control appetite by making you feel full longer. This vegetable is also low in calories.

Did you know that potatoes have cancer-fighting abilities, which lies in the skin of the potato? This is another great reason to take advantage of it. Most importantly, when eating grilled foods it leaves a small amount of cancer-causing substances on the food and consuming the spud can help block these harmful substances.

Cooking tip: Instead of boiling the potatoes, baking and steaming them are more beneficial. Boiling them takes away most of the nutritients. If you do decide to toss them in hot water, you can recapture the nutrients by using the potato water for other foods such as soups and stews.

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Jan 19, 2013 Posted Under: Other

Common Myths About Gout

For those of us who suffer from gout, finding the right treatments and information is crucial. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there about gout. Here, we will examine a few of the most common myths about gout and symptoms and help get to the truth behind them.

Gout Medication Can Cure the Problem

This myth is one that many people seem to believe, and it is even one that many doctors perpetuate. Yet if you look at any medical study or text, you will note that physicians are in full agreement that there is no cure for gout. Not only does pharmaceutical intervention not cure gout, but lowering uric acid levels too rapidly can even cause a painful gout attack.

Gout and Symptoms Only Do Damage During Attacks

This is another commonly held belief among gout patients. The truth of the matter, however, is that inflammation and uric acid crystals can cause damage and deformity even when you are not experiencing a gout attack. In addition to joint damage, high uric acid levels can also affect the kidneys, the heart, and other critical body systems, as well as increasing the risks of stroke and diabetes.

Doctors Don’t Know Much about Gout

While it is true that the reasons why some people get gout and others do not are unclear, another important truth is that doctors actually know a great deal about gout. In fact, the disease is quite well understood within the medical community. While not all doctors offer the right treatments and many forget the benefits of diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, you will find that many doctors are very knowledgeable about these things and can be a very valuable resource when looking for the best ways to treat your condition in both the short and long terms.

The bottom line is that there are many misconceptions out there regarding gout. While it is always wise to do your own research and to always be on the lookout for the best treatment options for you, it is important to know truth from fiction. There is much you can do to alleviate your gout symptoms and to prevent attacks, and with the right information you can come up with a very effective gout treatment. You must always do your research when choosing option to alleviate your gout pain. I know at times you would eat dirt to get rid of the pain, just remember not everyone out there has your health in mind

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Jan 11, 2013 Posted Under: Other

Arthritis Pain Lessened Through Bioenergy Therapy

84 Year Old Male

An 84-year-old male was recently treated for arthritis in his right hand. The knuckles in his thumb, all the way back to the joint near his wrist, were swollen to twice the size of his other hand. The entire area was discolored. It was so painful that he couldn’t open his hand and had no use of his thumb. He had experienced the arthritis for many years. In the past, he had sought medical treatment for the pain. He received painful injections of cortisone into the joint of his hand which gave only temporary relief. When asked to evaluate the pain on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the worst pain, he placed his pain level at a 10.

Pain Level

One of the first things a bioenergy therapist will ask when dealing with pain, is to find out from the client about the pain level. While this client had a pain level of 10, it’s not uncommon to find someone who complains strongly about pain, rating the level at 5 to 6. The therapist needs to understand as much as possible about the client’s experience.

Energy Work

Next, this man learned how the therapy worked:

  • His hand would be treated energetically 4 days in a row.
  • This would be followed by a full week of NO therapy.
  • The process involved only the use of light touch (energy).
  • He could possibly feel tingling sensations, warmth, heaviness, pressure or nothing while undergoing the therapy.
  • He would need to allow his hand to heal by not over-using it when it felt better.

An analogy would be drinking lots of water and resting in bed when you have a cold. If you don’t, it takes longer to get well.

Initial Therapy

After the initial treatment, this man looked incredulous. He honestly couldn’t believe it. He insisted that he wasn’t kidding and that his hand didn’t hurt near as much as it had prior to the therapy. He sat moving his hand, making a fist and opening his thumb in disbelief.

He truly thought after sleeping through the night, he would awaken with the same pain. But, the following morning, the swelling was less, the discoloration slightly less, and he could still partially use his hand.

Following the Four Days

The swelling was minimal, the discoloration much less, the pain almost gone, and the use of his hand was greatly improved. It was still not the same as the other hand. He reported that he decided that his hand would always hurt a little. That he couldn’t expect it to be like the other hand.


Many people entering therapy are afraid to set any expectations. Those suffering with arthritis have generally had the pain for a long time. They also normally have limited use of particular joints and they’ve grown to expect a worsening condition.

Laying on of hands is not magic. It takes time for the person’s body to heal to whatever degree it is able to heal. And, everyone’s body is different. Many people with arthritis need multiple 4-day sessions to continue making progress.

Healing By Distance

In the case cited above, this man needed additional treatment by distance during a second 4-day session. As he received bioenergy therapy by distance, he reported feeling a pulling on his thumb and it began to ache. This often happens when working with pain. The pain may seem to intensify while working on the area energetically or after the therapy is completed. However, following the aching, many times the pain will lessen to a 1 or 0 on the pain scale.

Follow Up

This man’s first question was if he could return to playing golf. It was imperative that he give his body a chance to heal as fully as possible after receiving the energy. Waiting a couple of weeks before hitting a golf ball was not a long time. If some pain returned at that point, he was to wait another couple of weeks before trying again.

It’s important to understand this distinction: this man may always have arthritis, but he doesn’t need to suffer the symptoms of arthritis. Just as an AIDS patient may always test positive for AIDS, but no longer suffer the symptoms of the long held disease.

Our Internal Wisdom

Our bodies are wise. They know when they’ve healed enough to begin a new activity. When a person experiences long-term arthritis pain, it’s difficult for them to believe that anything can make a difference. Once they do begin to feel better, they want to hurry and begin doing everything that has been limited in the past. It’s like they want to make up for lost time!

The secret is to listen to your body’s wisdom.

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Jan 09, 2013 Posted Under: Other

Acne Tips and Treatments

Acne affects over 50 million people in the United States alone and 20 million have permanent acne scars. That’s a impressive number. While everybody gets acne at some point in their life, some get it worse than others. If untreated, acne can cause scars. So, acne can be serious business. Most people think only teenagers get this skin condition, but adult acne is popular too. Nearly fifty percent of women have adult acne. Let’s discuss more about this annoying skin condition.

What is acne?

Believe it or not, dirt does not cause acne. Many people believe if you have poor hygiene that you have a better chance of developing pimples. That’s not true. Acne forms under the skin in hair follicle pores. An oily substance called sebum is produced by the skin to keep the skin moist and soft. But sometimes the sebum will get clogged by dead skin cells and other debris and this is the beginning of a pimple. Not only does acne affect the face, it affects the chest, shoulders, groin, and buttocks.

Acne Tips

TIP #1: Drink Water: Try to consume at least eight glasses of water each day to keep your body and skin hydrated.
TIP #2: Exfoliate
TIP #3: Cleansing: When cleansing the face, wash the your face with warm to hot water to remove the excess oil and makeup. This opens up the pores. When rinsing, rinse with cool water which shrinks pores and stimulates circulation.
TIP #4: Get enough sleep: Sleeping is your body’s natural healing process, so if you interrupt that, then you body doesn’t have time to heal. Try to get 7 to 8 hours of rest.
TIP #5: Stress: Try to maintain a healthy stress level. When stressed, you body goes through changes to protect yourself and this can trigger outbreaks.

Acne Treatments

  1. There are over-the-counter products that contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid that helps treat acne. While these can work, if you have moderate to severe acne you will probably have to go see a dermatologist for a more intensive treatment. They may prescribe a medication.
  2. A dermatologist will have certain treatments to treat acne pimples. They may use laser and intense pulsed light treatments that may have success with your acne. Your dermatologist will tell you what is the best treatment for you.

Acne is a serious condition and needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. It’s easier to treat mild acne than severe.

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Sep 17, 2011 Posted Under: Other

Early Hair Loss

When Steve was 18, he looked in the mirror one day and noticed something shocking. He was losing his hair. Where there had once been volume, there was now thinning along the hairline.

Was his forehead getting larger or was it his hairline that was receding? How could this be? He was in the prime of his youth, still in high school and concerned with his image.

At that age, fitting in, making friends, looking for girlfriends are all critical to one’s psycho-social development. At this age, hair loss can be devastating and take a toll on one’s confidence, self-esteem and peer relationships.

Because it is so unexpected, shocking and unwanted, a young man can be traumatized. He may look for ways to cope – wear a baseball hat, grow his hair long and try to cover up the thinning areas, compensating by becoming the class clown or by going to the other extreme and withdrawing.

Writing in the 2005 British Medical Journal, Nigel Hunt and Sue McHale found that, “Alopecia (hair loss) is a form of disfigurement that can affect a person’s sense of self and identity. It can be associated with serious psychological consequences, particularly in relation to anxiety and depression.”

A young teenager or man at this young age is vulnerable to his peers and societal norms and may worry about not being attractive to the opposite sex, looking older or not as handsome, and may question his virility.

After all, historically, men and their hair have been associated closely with virility. Samson in the Old Testament, derives his strength from his hair to fend off the Philistines and loses his power when Delilah orders a servant to have it shaved.

Men with long hair (think Fabio), exuding sex appeal and virility, grace the covers of women’s romance novels.

According to Lynne Luciano, author of the book, Looking Good, Male Body Image in Modern America, “A full head of hair typically has been synonymous with youth and virility, yet 20% of men begin to lose their hair by their twenties, and by age sixty, most experience substantial male pattern baldness.”

She goes on to say that, “Despite the emotional distress caused by hair loss, American men in the twentieth century have been expected to be indifferent to balding and to regard efforts at remedying or disguising it as shamefully vain.”

So, what’s a young man to do?

First realize, there is no shame in looking good. If you are like Steve, you investigate all your hair restoration options – go to a dermatologist, try preventive medications such as Propecia, inquire about hair pieces or hair transplant surgery.

Steve eventually tried them all and after wearing a hairpiece for six years, decided to have a hair transplant.

Over the past decade, hair transplant technology has come into its own. Gone are the ‘plugs’ from the 1980s. Modern advances in both technique and technology allow for more realistic and undetectable outcomes.

He found a surgeon who regularly performs follicular unit transplantation (FUT), the most up-to-date and accurate form of surgery, and is happy with his natural-looking, soft results.

Although he doesn’t have the hair and density he had before losing it, at his current age of 49, when Steve looks in the mirror, he no longer sees a bald man looking back and to paraphrase the retail store, Men’s Warehouse, “He likes like the way he looks.”

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Sep 15, 2011 Posted Under: Other

Natural Blood Pressure Remedies

Hypertension is an ever-increasing problem in modern society. This makes information on natural blood pressure remedies all the more relevant. But let us first look at why the problem is growing!

For those who keep up with current affairs and news it has been impossible to avoid reading the news stories about the bad trends regarding obesity. In most countries around the word this is a growing problem.

It is not genetic, it is self-inflicted. The age on convenience foods and processed foods is what is causing the problem. People are getting less exercise and eating too much convenience food!

So why is it any surprise that more and more people are overweight? It should not be a surprise! There is a direct and undeniable correlation between emerging lifestyle trends and obesity. And the knock-on effect on trends with hypertension problems is equally undeniable.

The only way natural blood pressure remedies will work is if individuals are prepared to accept the fact that it is their current lifestyle which is causing the problem. They also need to go one step further and acknowledge that they need to change their lifestyle. Then they need to follow through on that commitment.

Your doctor will confirm to you that well over 90% of hypertension issues cannot be pinpointed to an underlying health issue. This confirms the poor lifestyle theory unquestionably.

Assuming that you are prepared to entertain lifestyle changes, the good news is that natural blood pressure remedies are extremely effective. Of course, your other option is to keep treating your body badly and get a prescription from your doctor! Because blood pressure can also be controlled effectively with medication!

Your doctor cannot force you to change your lifestyle, which is why he will most likely encourage the prescription solution. He has probably seen too many patients who have promised to take action. Only to see them again 6 months later and find that they were all talk and no action!

Natural blood pressure remedies are not quick fixes! They are not magic solutions! They require a long-term commitment on your part. If you cannot make that commitment then do not even attempt natural solutions! The only person you are fooling is yourself!

There are a number of good guides to natural blood pressure remedies available. They will all deal with the key areas which require your attention and action.

You will need to change your diet by switching away from processed foods and introducing more healthy choices. You will enjoy more salads and less French fries. You will need to commit to more fresh, natural foods. The good news is that you will quickly discover that you are not sacrificing taste!

Of course you will need to address your body fat index. Do you know what the recommended body weight is for you? You need to find that out. Natural blood pressure remedies will require you to introduce an appropriate fitness plan into your daily routine. You need to get more active.

Too many people look for the perfect herb, or a supplement that will magically solve their problems forever! There are great supplements and herbs out there, but if you are getting all caught up in that kind of thinking you are missing the whole point about natural blood pressure remedies!

However, if you understand and agree that you are going to have to discard the lifestyle which has contributed to your problems then you are on the right track!

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Sep 07, 2011 Posted Under: Other

How to Use Hypnosis to Help Quit Smoking

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. No one can, without an intimidating lever, hypnotize anyone else. What I mean by “intimidating lever” is, for example, someone pointing a gun at your head. That will immediately put anyone into a primary state of hypnosis. They will do exactly as they are told. That is, in fact, hypnosis. The “power of suggestion” on steroids!

But what I am writing about here is the ability for one to hypnotize ones self out of being a smoker. This process is in truth a de-hypnotizing one. For every smoker, every single one, is in a state of hypnosis.

As a student of hypnosis, I learned that hypnosis is actually nothing more than relaxation, concentration, and cooperation. Self-hypnosis is that state we’ve all been in so many times when we’ve only thought of it as memorizing our own new telephone number, or watching a television show.

One must be in a state of hypnosis to a large degree in order to perform either of these tasks. For this to apply to your needs, you must understand that you do not need an extensive course on hypnosis to be able to hypnotize yourself right now.

It is as simple as this. Find a comfortable spot to recline. Recliner chairs work well, but a bed or couch will work just as well. Begin to relax each and every muscle in your body by consciously thinking about that set of muscles until you feel them tingle without moving them.

Begin with your toes and work your way very slowly up your body, paying much attention to your diaphragm area, and your neck muscles. Contact each area of your face and head with your mind. While doing this, count backward from twenty, and loosely assign a number to each area of your body, starting with your toes as twenty. Then, as you move your concentration upward, count backward.

By the time you get to your head, you should be at five. Then relax your face, neck, scalp, etc. with the last numbers, ending with zero. This way, each time you do the exercise, as you count the number, your body will know what area you want it to relax. After a half dozen exercises, you will be amazed at how fast you can completely relax your physical body by counting backward.

Opening up your body and mind to self-hypnosis really is this simple.

Next, fantasize the most pleasant scene you can to relax your mind. It may be a scene from your past, or one you hope to have in the future. I tend to think of a beach in Thailand. Or perhaps you are more of an indoor person.

Whatever your image is, picture details in bright color. If there are or were sounds, listen for them.

Once you have accomplished a state of as nearly complete relaxation as the above can bring you. Begin to remember the approximate time when you began smoking. First the general time in your life, then zoom in tighter and tighter until you bring yourself back to that moment when that decision was made. See yourself from a few feet away, watching that younger, more naive and foolish person before you, making that first serious, life-threatening mistake. Yell out (silently) to him/her. Say whatever you can to convince her/him not to proceed, even though you may believe that this will do no good.

Next, go inside that young body and brain and see the cigarette in your hand. Remember if you were sitting or standing. If you can’t remember, this may come to you after a few exercises. If it does not, put yourself sitting or standing or whatever position you believe you may have been in.

Are you alone? What time of day is it? Are you near a window? In a car? See as much detail as you can.

Now listen for that older person (you, as you are today) out there in front of you, imploring you not to do this. Remember yourself ignoring that voice of conscience you heard back then and faintly hear now. Each time you do the exercise, move toward deciding not to smoke.

As quickly as you feel it is credible, see yourself putting the cigarette back into the pack and deciding not to become a smoker. Work to make that a real memory.

At first, this may seem a waste of time. The relaxation will feel good, but remaking the decision may seem futile. After all, you “know” how you decided.

You have the evidence, your habit. But the more you do the exercise (I recommend a minimum of once a day, just before you go to sleep), the more your brain will begin to get the mixed message and begin to question the original decision and memory.

After all, it cannot tell the difference in reality between this image of the event and the original one. It’s only measure as to which program to follow is by measuring with how much passion, commitment, and detail the program (memory) was installed (remembered).

So the more you can allow yourself to believe that you can indeed change that decision that lies so deeply embedded in your brain and body, the faster you will actually get it changed. Once it has changed over 50%, you will be very nearly at the end of your habit.

Of course, somewhere in my brain is still the recorded memory of how I started to smoke and the vague memories of smoking. But in my body, the part that runs my habits, I feel no attachment to cigarettes whatsoever. I have no desire, nor feel any resistance. Only a natural revulsion to the smoke, and the emotional regret at seeing the genocidal conspiracy the wealthy tobacco peddlers continue to perpetrate upon mankind.

Using this technique will definitely disturb your habit at its root. Of course we cannot change the past. We can only change the way we remember it, and the effect that those memories have on us today. We can do that, and you must do that in order to completely remove the habit, rather than “cap” it, and simply deny it is there.

This habit is just like the weeds we find in our gardens. Unless we pull them up by the full roots, they may well begin to grow again, robbing our valuable fruits and vegetables of the nutrients they need to grow to their optimum. Your cigarette habit is doing the same to your nutrients in your body.

Use hypnosis to dig that habit out of your psyche by the root. Once done, it will NEVER come back.

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Aug 25, 2011 Posted Under: Other

Digestive Enzymes

You probably don’t think about digestive enzymes on a daily basis. However, if they failed you would certainly devote some time to thinking about them.

Just what are they and why are they important? There are three classes of enzymes:

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  1. Metabolic enzymes – they run the body;
  2. Digestive enzymes – they digest our foods;
  3. Enzymes we get from raw food that start digestion.

The ones we will discuss here are digestive enzymes; which are proteins that change food into nutrients that the body needs. In total there are around 22 which are produced by the body and each of them has different purposes and deal with a specific type of food. It is not only our bodies that have enzymes; they can also be found in meat, plants, fruits and vegetables. It is said that the reason why people suffer different illnesses is because they lack specific enzymes due to a poor diet.

Good health depends on all these different classes of enzymes working properly and being plentiful. When we are born we are given an enzyme bank, but if we keep taking enzymes out and do not replace them we are soon bankrupt. The pancreas is eventually forced to produce more and more enzymes and therefore enlarges and silently causes stress to the entire system. It is not healthy to have any organ in our body enlarged and eventually these enlarged organs will deteriorate completely.

Unfortunately, the thing that destroys our natural enzymes is the food that we eat, especially if we eat mainly cooked foods laden with sugar, fat and additives. Lack of enzymes causes many different problems.

When you eat, the digestive enzymes break down the food into macromolecules. The body would then reap the nutrients taken from the food. The breaking down of food commences in the mouth as the teeth grinds it into smaller pieces and concludes as it reaches the small intestine. There are different types of digestive enzymes that break down food and turn them into fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It is thus vital to know the significance of proper nutrition and how the digestive body gets the nutrients from food.

  • One of the digetive enzymes that aids in the digestion process is lipase.Lipase helps break down lipids which are fats and oils from food. Lipids have three fatty acid chains which are in turn responsible in producing energy in the human cells. With lipase, the meat and oils in food are broken down into triglyceride molecules needed by the intestines.
  • Another important enzyme is protease which breaks down protein molecules found in food. Proteins have amino acids and each of these amino acids have a vital function in the body. When the body gets these amino acids, its functions will be performed rightfully thus achieving good health.
  • Amylase is another enzyme which is responsible for breaking down food into carbohydrates. Of all the molecules, it is the molecules of carbohydrates that are not easy to break down. Amylase comes out from both the saliva and the pancreas and it aids in breaking down sugar bonds into the glucose named maltose. When the small intestines take in these glucose molecules, they will be released to the blood. That is why too much carbohydrate is unhealthy for diabetics because carbohydrates become sugar.
  • Pepsin is another enzyme found in the stomach and it starts the proteins’ metabolism. The stomach also has acids which help break down food. The lower sphincter of the tummy is the one that dispenses food into the small intestine where they are broken down into waste and directed to the large intestine.
  • The liver creates a substance called bile which is responsible for breaking down fat. When the liver secretes bile, this goes to the gallbladder. When foods with fat are eaten, the gall bladder releases the bile so as to break down fatty food. It engulfs the fats and softens it for the lipases to cling to them. The lipases then break down the tiny molecules of fats to turn them into even tinier parts.

Remember cooking destroys all natural enzymes. When we waste so much of our natural enzymes by cooking so much of our food, we are making our bodies work even harder to produce even more enzymes. This in turn enlarges and harms our digestive organs, especially the pancreas.

Since cooking destroys our enzymes, many nutritional authorities recommend that the diet should be 50-70% raw food.

As you can see, all these enzymes must work in concert with one another in order for our bodies to perform all it’s natural functions properly. When you understand how our modern diet destroys these important molecules in our bodies you can see how we need to supplement them in our diets each and every day. Good digestion prolongs life and natural digestive enzyme supplements aid good digestion.

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Jul 26, 2011 Posted Under: Other

How to Dominate Your Fitness Goals

Are you ready to take control of your fitness goals? Do you struggle to maintain training motivation? Here are some ideas so you can dominate your workout goals and achieve whatever you want.

Setting you Fitness Goal Mindset

Setting and starting a fitness goal takes motivation. Before you begin, get psyched, and set your fitness mindset. Setting your fitness mindset means everything to achieving your goals. Your mind must transform before your body can.

Here are some easy things to help you set your fitness mindset:

1. Go shopping – Find some new workout clothes
2. Motivation Music – Download some fresh tunes to get you energized
3. Get Fueled – Stock up the lots of healthy food choices
4. Make a Fitness Space – Find an area around your home where you can workout when you don’t have time to get to the gym

These simple things can help get your mind prepared to get your body fit. The next step is to find a program and start moving towards your fitness goal. As you progress you’ll need to stay motivated and maintain your fitness mindset. You need to continually recharge your fitness mindset to combat boredom and avoid progress plateaus.

Maintaining your Fitness Mindset

Fitness goals take time and lots of hard work to achieve. You need to stay focused through the fitness program and continue to make progress. Dedication and focus will allow us to reach our goals, even though there will be times when our progress feels slow. The key is to maintain your focus.

Of course, it’s easy to lose some of the focus. So here’s what we need to do:

1. Mix up the Routines – Try a different exercise for a few days (Lace up some boxing gloves)
2. Go Outside – Take a few Kettlebells to the park and have some fun!
3. Get Extreme – Visit the local indoor rock climbing gym or try another high-intensity sport
4. Supplement – Try new supplements and workout drinks

Try these ideas to set and maintain your fitness mindset. It’s going to take hard work and dedication to reach your ultimate fitness goals. Losing motivation is a common problem for anyone trying to achieve peak fitness. It’s important to recognize the loss of motivation and do things to combat these little obstacles that stand in the way of our goals. Sometimes a fresh playlist, some new shoes, and little sun are all we need to get us over a hurdle.

Luke is a life-long fitness advocate and motivator. Join the Ultimate Fitness Goal team – The Goal-Focused fitness community where fitness is part of life!

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