Monday, November 30, 2009

Your health depends on your ability to relax and meditate

Your health depends on your ability to relax and meditate in a quiet place 5-20 minutes a day. Meditation can be done early in the morning, on your lunch break or every evening after work.

According to Elizabeth Scott, M.S., some of the benefits of meditation includes: "slowing your heart rate and breathing, your blood pressure normalizes, you use oxygen more efficiently, and you sweat less. Also, your adrenal glands produce less cortisol (stress hormone), your mind ages at a slower rate, and your immune function improves. Your mind also clears and your creativity increases."

Furthermore Elizabeth Scott wrote that, People who meditate regularly find it easier to give up life-damaging habits like smoking, drinking and drugs.

3 Steps to Meditation:

1. Find a quiet place in your home to meditate. (the car is also a great place to meditate on a lunch break)
2. Sit in a relaxed position close your eyes and clear your mind. (in a quiet place, or with relaxation music playing)
3. Focus on the relaxation music, something positive, or nothing at all.

My experience with meditation has been wonderful. I prefer to meditate early in the morning (to relaxation or worship music) when everyone in my house is sleeping. This guarantees no interruptions and I am able to start my day with a clear and focused mind!

The more you meditate the more you will enjoy it!

Happy Relaxation,
Shiketa Morgan


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes You To Gain Weight!!

"You cannot eat any food with man-made sweetners," according to Kevin Trudeau, author of "The Natural Weightloss Cures "They don't want You to know about. Furthermore, Kevin wrote, " If it says high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, or malto dextrose, do not eat it!

"Over time and in large quantities, HFCS and other manipulated fructose sugars can undermine your metabolism, leading to weight gain, high triglyceride levels, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity," according to Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP.
Researchers have also found new evidence that soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may contribute to the development of diabetes, particularly in children.

Here are some ways to avoid High Fructose Syrup:

1. Avoid beverages that contain High Fructose corn syrup
2. Avoid fast Foods
3. Read the Label (if it contains High fructose, don't eat it)
4. Only buy drinks that contain sugar or a drink that you can add sugar too (not High Fructose)

In Summary, avoiding drinks and foods that contain High Fructose corn syrup will help you to keep the weight off and lower your risk of developing diabetes.

With Your Health in mind,
Shiketa  Morgan

Trudeau, Kevin (2007). Weightloss Cures "They Don't Want us to Know About

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ginseng helps to Fight off Swine Flu!

According to Dr. Mehmet OZ in his article, "The 5 things every household should stock to stay away from swine flu," American Ginseng will help to build a gate around your body to prevent bugs from getting in and affecting the deeper immune system. Further more, Dr. Oz wrote that, " A study at italy's University of Milan, flu incidence was 64% lower among subjects who supplemented with ginseng everyday compared with those who popped a placebo."  Dr. OZ recommends taking a daily dose of 500mg to 1,000 mg daily.

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