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Posted at 10:26 AM | Permalink
One of the healthiest oils around is rice bran oil. It is used in cooking, salads and supplements. Research studies have shown that rice bran oil remedies menopause symptoms, increases mineral absorption of calcium, strengthens immunity, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and helps the retina of the eye.
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Posted at 10:24 AM | Permalink
A hot flash, also called a hot flush, is a sudden unexpected feeling of warmth and often a breakout of sweating in the upper half of the body. A night sweat is a “hot flash” that occurs in the night, often while one is sleeping.
These flashes are experienced by 80% of women around the time of menopause, and men can also have them due to a lessening of testosterone in middle age.
At night time while a woman sleeps, her body temperature rises steeply just prior to a hot flash, and may cause her to wake up. The National Sleep Foundation writes that a high percentage of post-menopausal women report having symptoms of insomnia and less satisfying sleep, due in part to hot flashes interrupting their sleep with frequent awakenings.
Dr. John R. Lee, M.D. explains the source of hot flashes in his book: “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause”. There is an area of the brain that controls the amounts of estrogen and progesterone made by the ovaries. When these two hormones become depleted as in menopause, the brain sends out signals for the ovaries to make more hormones, but they no longer respond to these prompts.
The signaling system can go awry as the brain sends out more and more signals and actually begins to “shout”. This over-activity begins to affect adjacent areas of the brain; particularly the area that controls body temperature and sweating mechanisms -- thus the occurrence of hot flashes.
Sometimes spicy food, hot beverages, caffeine, alcohol or cigarettes can bring on a hot flash. For help with night sweats in bed, keep the bedroom cool and keep a washcloth in a bowl of ice near the bed to use on the forehead or chest as needed. To minimize hot flashes during the summer weather, stay cool by using fans and drinking cold drinks. Keep air conditioners on and make sure that air is circulating throughout the room. Dress in layers so you can peel them off as needed.
Vitamins E and C have been shown in studies to help reduce hot flashes. One study supporting vitamin E was published in “Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation” and concluded that vitamin E is effective and is a recommended treatment for hot flashes. Extensive research indicates that vitamin C strengthens blood vessels and acts as a potent health enhancement. In a study that combined vitamin C with bioflavonoids (the white matter on the inside of orange peels), 67% of the subjects reported complete relief from hot flashes.
The minerals calcium and magnesium can also help with deeper, sounder sleep, particularly because estrogen in women and testosterone in men helps to keep these minerals in circulation in the body, and when these hormones are depleted, more frequent mineral supplementation is needed.
Sleep Minerals II from NutritionBreakthroughs.com is an example of a natural insomnia remedy that provides good results for menopause symptoms. It contains highly absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium, the best minerals for sleep and insomnia, heart health, restless legs syndrome and bone strength. The formula also includes vitamin D and zinc and is delivered in a softgel form with healthy carrier oils, making it more quickly absorbable than tablets or capsules and providing a deeper, longer-lasting sleep.
Anita L. of New Caney, Texas says: "I was having hot flashes every 30 minutes to an hour through the night and was so miserable. After about two weeks of taking the Sleep Minerals, I noticed an incredible difference with my sleep. I have much less interruption from hot flashes, I'm sleeping much better and I'm a lot more comfortable."
Valerie H. from Santa Clarita, California says: “I had such bad menopause insomnia that it took me hours to fall asleep even though I was extremely tired. My legs also had crawling and tingling feelings at night. I got the Sleep Minerals and took them and after a few days, it started to work really well. I fall asleep now within 20 minutes and no more restless legs.”
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Posted at 11:13 AM | Permalink
According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost six out of ten Americans report having insomnia and sleep problems at least a few nights a week. Insomnia is defined as "An inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when the problem continues over time."
In an effort to combat this, as many as 25 percent of the people in the United States use medications to help them sleep.
Most sleeping pills can have multiple side effects, staying in the bloodstream and giving a hangover effect the next day and beyond. They tend to be addictive, can increase the risk of car and work accidents and may impair one’s memory and performance on the job and at home.
Sleep Minerals II is the original drug-free calcium and magnesium based sleep aid. The minerals are uniquely formulated in a softgel with natural oils, making them highly absorbable. The product soothes insomnia and helps everyone from older adults, to teenagers, to women with menopause symptoms, to get a good night's sleep. It also calms restless leg syndrome.
James F. Balch, M.D., author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” writes: "A lack of the nutrients calcium and magnesium will cause you to wake up after a few hours and not be able to return to sleep.”
Alex R. of Ramseur, North Carolina shares his review and says: "Sleep Minerals II has been a blessing for me. It has given me the opportunity to withdraw from a highly addictive sleep medication over time, and has allowed me to sleep while going through this most difficult ordeal. What's great about it is it doesn't lose its effectiveness, which is something that happens with medications. I am most thankful for this product."
Chris M. of the United Kingdom says: "I take one softgel of Sleep Minerals II before bed every night and within 20 minutes I am asleep. The difference in the quality of my sleep and the ease with which I get to sleep using this product is monumental. I have stopped obsessing about sleep or dreading bedtime -- I just take a softgel and drift off. If I stop taking them, within a week my sleep starts to lighten in quality, the amount of my sleep diminishes, and my old insomniac patterns reappear."
Richard P. of Parkville, Maryland says: "The Sleep Minerals are making quite a difference. I was regularly waking at around 3:00 a.m. and after a few days use my sleep improved quite a lot. I wake once a night to go to the bathroom, but the great thing is; I then fall back asleep and sleep several more hours. This has been a great improvement.”
Sadie D. from The Netherlands says: "I am ever so grateful that I discovered Sleep Minerals II after suffering with premenopause and now the real menopausal insomnia. I felt like I was slowly losing my mind due to the continual lack of sleep. I can't express the relief of getting a good night's sleep and being able to function properly.”
Jill C. of Ellensburg, Washington says: “My husband has been struggling with restless leg syndrome (RLS) his whole life. Coming back from a deployment in Iraq five years ago made his RLS become magnificently worse, creating nightly insomnia. He couldn't sleep more than three to five hours unless taking an addictive prescribed narcotic, which he became tolerant to and the insomnia came back with no answers. Now he's been taking Sleep Minerals II for a week and every night has had a great night’s sleep. We are thrilled."
Darleen T. of La Mesa, California says: “I purchased Sleep Minerals for my teenage daughter. When she started on the minerals she hadn't been sleeping well for the past couple of years. She was run down and feeling beyond her years... exhausted. She is only 18. Once she started on Sleep Minerals she actually became tired at night, which is new. She can fall into a restful sleep by 10:30 p.m. and sleep all night. This product is a heaven send and has given her a life back."
Tammy M. of Meridian, Idaho says: "I was plagued with insomnia for five years and desperate for a breakthrough. Nothing has helped me more than the Sleep Minerals -- I'm so sold on them I could go door to door promoting them. I'm 60 years old and have never slept so soundly. Thank you for making sleep a reality for so many people.”
This news is provided by http://www.NutritionBreakthroughs.com. Since 2001 Nutrition Breakthroughs has provided natural health articles and effective natural remedies. Their mission is to provide nutritional supplements that get results and help people to avoid drugs and their side effects.
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Posted at 11:47 AM | Permalink
Article Courtesy of NutraIngredients .com
Carotenoids, the colorful plant pigments which can turn into Vitamin A in the body, are powerful antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and also enhance immune response to infections. Food sources of carotenoids include carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, collard greens, papaya, bell peppers and tomatoes. Previous research suggests that people who consume diets rich in carotenoids may have less chronic diseases.
Researchers from the National University of Singapore analyzed data collected from 63,257 men and women enrolled in the Singapore Chinese Health Study. The team identified a total of 1,630 incident hip fractures during the study. Analysis revealed that in the men, hip fracture risk decreased with increasing intakes of total vegetables and of total carotenoids – particularly beta carotene, found in carrots and dark leafy vegetables.
As well, in that a low body mass index (a measure of body fat) was found to be a strong risk factor for hip fracture risk among the male subjects, the researchers observed that the protective effect of carotenoid consumption was higher in lean men than in men with higher body fat.
This news is brought to you by Nutrition Breakthroughs, providing natural health articles and effective natural remedies since 2001. Their mission is to provide nutritional supplements that get results, and therefore help people to avoid drugs and their side effects.
Since 2009, their natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II has been keeping that promise - by providing highly absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium that soothe even the worst insomnia and help everyone from teenagers, to women with menopause symptoms, to seniors, to get a good night’s sleep. Their newest product Joints and More, contains ingredients that provide natural joint relief, increased energy, better hair growth, allergy and asthma relief, and more.
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Posted at 09:25 PM | Permalink
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Here is a helpful chart that gives eight great sources of plant protein. These include tempeh (healthy fermented soybeans), almonds, lentils, chickpeas, quinoa (the edible seeds of a gluten-free grain), peas, oats and spinach.
These high protein foods are definitely comparable to their animal protein counterparts, although some good fish, chicken and turkey are also healthful choices.
Protein is essential to our health and especially to hormone health. There is a continual rebuilding and regenerating going on in the body and protein is needed to keep hormones being made and in balance. Plant based proteins offer many benefits as they provide healthy fiber, fats, nutrients and plant chemicals to the body as raw materials for hormone production. At the time of menopause, plant proteins and vegetables can help to ease any uncomfortable symptoms.
This health information is provided by Nutrition Breakthroughs, maker of the effective natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II and Joints and More, for natural joint and pain relief, allergy relief, stronger hair and more energy
Here’s to your good health.
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Posted at 08:30 PM | Permalink
Article courtesy of Eurekalert. org
The most common joint disease among Americans, osteoarthritis is a condition where the natural cushioning between joints – the cartilage – wears away. Because symptom management is often ineffective and joint replacement is major surgery, many osteoarthritis suffers seek natural approaches.
Grapes are rich in anti-inflammatory compounds that have been shown to reduce inflammation. Shanil Juma, from Texas Woman’s University and colleagues conducted a sixteen week clinical study, in which 72 men and women with knee osteoarthritis were assigned to either consume grapes in the form of a whole grape freeze-dried powder, or a placebo powder.
The data revealed that both men and women consuming a grape-enriched diet had a significant decrease in self-reported pain related to activity and an overall decrease in total knee symptoms – notably, improved joint flexibility and overall mobility.
This beneficial effect was more pronounced in females. Attributing these observed benefits to the anti-inflammatory compounds found in grapes, the lead investigator comments that: “These findings provide promising data that links grape consumption to two very important outcomes for those living with knee osteoarthritis: reduced pain and improvements in joint flexibility.”
This news is provided by http://Nutrition Breakthroughs. Their mission is to provide nutritional supplements that get results, and therefore help people to avoid addictive drugs and their side effects. Since 2009, their natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II has been keeping that promise — by providing highly absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium that soothe even the worst insomnia and help everyone from teenagers, to women with menopause symptoms, to seniors, to get a good night’s sleep.
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Article source: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-05/ral-gcm050814.php
Posted at 08:38 PM | Permalink
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Have a look at this magnificent chart of fruits below and what they heal. Whether its grapefruit for urinary tract infections, blueberries for diabetes, watermelon for reducing blood pressure, or pomegranate for women’s hormone health.
This health information is brought to you by Nutrition Breakthroughs, with special thanks to TheReadyStore for the great chart. Nutrition Breakthroughs makes the effective natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II, and Joints and More, the natural solution for arthritis, pain relief, allergies and more energy.
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Posted at 10:38 AM | Permalink
From the American Journal of Otolaryngology (Diseases of the Ear and Throat)
Introduction: Following animal experiments where correlations were observed between blood magnesium level and noise-induced permanent hearing threshold shifts, we tested the prophylactic (disease preventing) effect of magnesium in human subjects exposed to hazardous noise.
Methods: Subjects were 300 young, healthy, and normal-hearing recruits who underwent 2 months of basic military training. This training necessarily included repeated exposures to high levels of impulse noises while using ear plugs. During this placebo-controlled study, each subject received daily an additional drink containing either 167 mg magnesium aspartate or a similar quantity of placebo.
Results: Noise induced hearing damage was significantly more frequent and more severe in the placebo group than in the magnesium group, and was correlated to the magnesium content of red blood cells. Long-term intake of a small dose of oral magnesium was not accompanied by any notable side effect.
Concluslon: This study may introduce a significant natural agent for the reduction of hearing damages in a noise-exposed population.
This news is provided to you by http://NutritionBreakthroughs.com. Since 2001, Nutrition Breakthroughs has provided natural health articles and effective natural remedies. Their mission is to provide nutritional supplements that work well and help people avoid drugs and their side effects.
Since 2009, their natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II has been keeping this promise -- by soothing even the worst insomnia with absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium and helping everyone from teenagers, to women with menopause symptoms, to older seniors, to get a good night’s sleep. For more information on Sleep Minerals II visit here.
Posted at 07:56 PM | Permalink
Magnesium: Sleep Better and Reduce Insomnia — from the Poliquin Group
Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system, meaning that if someone is deficient, the heart rate and nervous system may be sent into overdrive. Additionally, a lack of magnesium has been shown to alter electrical activity in the brain, causing agitated sleep and frequent awakenings.
A recent study of people with poor sleep quality as measured with the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index found that taking a magnesium supplement decreased chronic inflammatory stress levels and improved sleep quality. The researchers suggested that adding magnesium to their diets decreased the participants’ nervous activity, effectively reducing stress and allowing them to relax.
Take note that in this study, lower magnesium levels were also associated with a higher body mass index, indicating the connection between body fat percentage and magnesium levels.
A second study supported the relationship between low magnesium levels, sleep deprivation, nervous system stimulation, and elevated heart rate response to exercise. Participants were chronically sleep restricted and it was found that a decrease in magnesium levels coincided with increasing levels of sleep deprivation.
At the same time, stress hormone concentration increased—an indication of nervous stimulation—which was suggested as the reason for the diminishing magnesium levels. Meanwhile, heart rate was elevated after a fatiguing exercise test, lending support to the connection between low magnesium, high stress, and anxiety.
TAKEAWAY : Take Magnesium to help you sleep restfully throughout the night and de-stress.
Comments from the blog author Nutrition Breakthroughs: Regarding the use of minerals for better sleep, one study called “The Nutritional Relationships of Magnesium”, notes that the type of insomnia associated with a calcium deficiency causes difficulty with falling asleep.
The classical sign of magnesium deficiency is insomnia characterized by falling asleep easily, but awakening frequently throughout the night, with individuals finding themselves tired even after several hours of sleep.
It’s important to note that a balanced calcium magnesium ratio is important to overall health, and these two minerals should be taken together for best results (in a two to one ratio with twice as much calcium and magnesium). The original research on this recommended ratio appeared in 1935 in the Journal of Physiological Reviews.
In addition, a softgel form containing healthy carrier oils mixed with the minerals is more digestible than tablets or capsules, and provides a deeper, longer-lasting sleep. One formula that has these qualities and is gaining in popularity with people of all ages is Sleep Minerals II from http://www.Nutrition Breakthroughs. Sleep Minerals II contains highly absorbable forms of the best minerals for relaxation — calcium and magnesium, combined with vitamin d, zinc, and heart-healthy rice bran oil in a softgel.
Kimberly B. of Troy, Michigan shares her review of Sleep Minerals II and says: “I have been taking Sleep Minerals II for about a month now. I have tried everything out there and this supplement is amazing. I have suffered with insomnia for 2 1/2 years. I have also had restless leg syndrome my entire life and this is the first relief I’ve ever had…gone for a month now.”
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