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Are You Getting Enough of What You Need?

I’d like to tell you about something that is new to me and my business but has really sparked simply naturals adan interest and got me very excited to share with you all – hence this email.  It has helped a great many people already with their health and wellbeing, I am humbled at all the lovely testimonials I have been getting, and want this to be a core part of how I can support you all with your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

For those of you not on Facebook or Twitter let me introduce you to Sizzling Minerals by Simply Naturals.

This is the company Brochure: Booklet  and website: www.simplyimprovehealth.com

What are the benefits?

I personally noticed a benefit almost immediately and was totally blown away by the physical and mental responses. I have found that my skin has improved, I have more energy, I don’t wake up stiff in the mornings any more, the circles under my eyes have lightened and my brain seems to work even faster than usual and with a lot more clarity and breadth of vision.

I then started to share them with family and friends to find they were getting similar results. So far everyone is experiencing some level of benefit (Benefits included better skin, more energy, better sleep, fewer mood swings, faster recovery after sports training or competition, reduced IBS, better digestion and reduced or even eliminated aches and pains!).

To try and share the experiences testimonials and research I have done, I have set up a Facebook group where I am sharing this information for you to make up your own minds.

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Not Just a Way of Life – A Way of Doing Business

Just to be totally transparent if you order I get commission from the company but there is no way I’d be sending out this email unless I was 100% sure that this stuff works for me and for lots of other people, so please if what I have talked about connects with you please give it a go:

http://www.simplyimprovehealth.com

If you’d like to know how you could earn commission yourself please contact me and I’ll happily explain more.

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Eating for Two: Vitamins and Minerals for Optimum Health

Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Babies

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Papaya tree with green fruit

While it has been known for years that folic acid is a necessary supplement to support proper development of the foetus during pregnancy – but did you know that our bodies are unable to benefit fully from the supplement?

Folic acid – Also known as vitamin B9, folic acid helps the body perform many essential functions, including nucleotide biosynthesis in cells, DNA synthesis and repair, red blood cell creation, and prevention of anemia. Folic acid also encourages normal fetal development. In fact, folic acid, calcium, and iron have long been considered the holy trinity of prenatal wellness for many years.  Research even suggests that intake of folic acid during pregnancy may even help children be more emotionally stable.  Further, preliminary studies suggest that a multi-vitamin supplement during pregnancy may reduce the incidence of autisum in children.

However, folic acid is not completely bio-available, whereas folate (the plant derived form of folic acid) is 100% bio available and digestible by the body.  Folate can be derived from:

  • Dark, leafy vegetables (romaine lettuce, kale,spinach, mustard greens, etc)
  • Asparagus (best for folate)
  • Citrus fruit
  • Beans, peas and lentils
  • Red Peppers

But are Vegetables Enough?

mixed-fresh-vegetablesWhile the above sources are easily obtainable to get the folate you need — did you realise that:

Even an organic diet is INSUFFICIENT to provide the essential vitamins and minerals you need?

It’s true — due to modern farming practices, the soil has become nutrient-poor, so much so that an organic diet is no longer a guarantee you’ll get the minerals and vitamins your body needs from your food.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t eat organic — it’s the best chance you have of eating food that hasnot been tampered with too much! But it’s important to be aware that you are not getting all the goodness you and a growing baby need.

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Get All the Nutrients You and Your Baby Need – Simply!

You CAN get all the proper nutrients you need – and without taking so many different supplements to do so!  Just contact me for a FREE 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION and I’ll show you how!

Sex: The Best Cure-all Ever?

Laughter is Good for You…But Sex is Even Better!

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According to researchers, laughter may very well be the best medicine – but sex is even better (and more fun!).  The famed “afterglow” can last up to 48 hours – even if you only spent a few minutes making love!

But there’s more to it than that — there are other benefits derived from a healthy sex life…but what?

What’s Sex Got to Do With It?

According to researchers, sex has plenty to do with good health; some of the benefits are:

  • Cures pain – a quickie could be far more effective in getting a headache than paracetamol(!) – intimacy increases the production of the hormone oxytocin which eases pain.
  • Reduce wrinkles – not only will your eyes sparkle, but your skin really does glow! Lovemaking increases the amount of estrogen women produce, thereby plumping up their skin a bit (go easy ladies — or else you’ll be beautiful and he’ll be out of commission!).
  • Burns calories – Five calories per minute are burned; it is estimated that 30 minutes is the equivalent of going for a 15-minute run — and you don’t even have to leave home!
  • Improve your immunity – Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, USA found that students who had sex twice a week had higher levels of antibodies than those who were less active.
  • Strenghten the pelvic floor — Bedroom activity helps to tone the pelvic floor muscles (doing Kegel exercises will help too!); this helps with improved orgasms and helps reduce accidental leakages as women get older.

Love Well….Live Long

Among the many benefits of a healthy sex life – from anti-aging to having a healthy heart and living longer, it’s also a great anti-depressant and motivator!

mating_ladybugs_on_leafBut even with all that activity in the boudoir, you still need to ensure that you’re eating well and getting sufficient nutrients — sexual energy is EXCESS energy — and if you or your partner are tired, stressed and unwell — it’s not going to happen!

Eat Well…Love Longer

To ensure you have the right “fuel” to power your bedroom activity, check out your diet!

Are you getting enough?   Of the necessary nutrients to support good sexual health, I mean!

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Good Brain Health: Nutrition is the Key

The Key to Good Brain Health: Are You Eating Well Enough?

Good brain health is not an accident — it is a choice.  Genetics and disease aside, what we eat can make a real difference in our brain health!
Did you realise that:
Brain health, cognitive function and memory capacity continue to be one of the major concerns as we grow older. Research scientists are discovering more about brain health and public knowledge is growing globally and the demand for new supplements is increasing.
The brain acts as a controlling source for various functions in the human body such as vision, hearing, balance, taste and smell. It also plays a major role in controlling memories, mood and behaviour. Balancing these functions is important for the brain, and the absolute best way to achieve this is with regular intake of good quality minerals. Plant derived minerals being the best quality with the highest level of absorption you can get.
For more information on minerals and their impact on health, have a look at this:

Individually, Chromium, magnesium and zinc are minerals known for providing significant benefits to brain health and cognitive function. With the greatest level of absorption and bioavailability chromium picolinate is a form of chromium used in a number of human clinical studies discovered to potentially improve brain and cognitive functions.
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Walnuts have been considered “brain food” since ancient times because of it’s brain-like appearance

According to a 2010 study, brain and cognitive performances were boosted within elderly adults suffering from early memory decline through supplemental chromium picolinate Twenty-six older adults with impaired cognitive function (pre-Alzheimer’s) were involved in this double blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study conducted by the University of Cincinnati. Each individual received 1,000 mcg of chromium picolinate or placebo capsules for 12 weeks. Researchers discovered from functional MRI scans that chromium supplementation improved learning, recall and recognition memory tasks, and individuals taking placebo capsules showed no change.

Chromium picolinate also exhibited significant benefits for metabolism and blood glucose levels, which helps brain function, in people with diabetes. Chromium picolinate supplementation lowered blood glucose levels, increased brain chromium levels and restored normal brain insulin levels. In the studies, daily doses of chromium ranged from 200 to 1,000 mcg elemental chromium, with higher doses showing greater and quicker efficacy to provide significant effects.
skeleton-with-brain-looking-at-words-who-am-From a 2011 study by the University of Palermo in Italy, magnesium was reported to be directly related to cognitive function in individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Results from blood tests unveiled that magnesium was significantly lower in those with the disease compared to those without it.
Data from a 2011 study found magnesium supplementation increase of synaptic plasticity in the brain as a result from increasing magnesium levels with the supplementation. This indicated that brain cells were able to better respond to signals. Researchers also noted an increase of plasticity in other brain regions may potentially increase the use of cognitive therapy for anxiety disorders. In a 2010 study involving rats, data also indicated increasing brain magnesium levels possibly enhanced learning abilities, working memory, and short and long term memory.
Low intake of the mineral zinc has been linked to depression. A study in 2012 by researchers from the New England Research Institutes stated the intake of low dietary and supplemental zinc could possibly be associated to depressive symptoms in women. Cross-sectional data from the Boston Area Community Health survey (2002 to 2005) was used in the study, and showed women who had a low intake of dietary and supplemental zinc were more likely to have depressive symptoms.
As researchers continue to experiment and work on discovering more potential benefits, chromium, magnesium and zinc are minerals that show great potential of boosting brain health.
Why wait until sub-clinical diseases have progressed ‘silently’ to the stage of crisis? We believe that plant derived mineral intake taken regularly as early in life as possible has far reaching health benefits.
“A Sizzler a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”
To learn more about mineral supplements and brain health, contact me directly for a FREE 15 MINUTE MINI CONSULTATION or click here   
Eric Cole
References:
1. Krikorian R et al. “Improved cognitive-cerebral function in older adults with chromium supplementation.” Nutr Neurosci. 2010 Jun;13(3):116-22.
2. Anderson R et al. “Elevated intakes of supplemental chromium improve glucose and insulin variables in individuals with type 2 diabetes.” Diabetes. 1997 Nov;46(11):1786-91.
3. Barbagallo M et al. ” Altered ionized magnesium levels in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease.” Magnes Res. 2011 Sep;24(3):S115-21.
4. Abumaria N et al. ” Effects of elevation of brain magnesium on fear conditioning, fear extinction, and synaptic plasticity in the infralimbic prefrontal cortex and lateral amygdala.” J Neurosci. 2011 Oct 19;31(42):14871-81.
5. Slutsky I et al. ” Enhancement of learning and memory by elevating brain magnesium.” Neuron. 2010 Jan 28;65(2):165-77.
6. Maserejian NN, Hall SA, McKinlay JB. “Low dietary or supplemental zinc is associated with depression symptoms among women, but not men, in a population-based epidemiological survey.” J Affect Disord. 2012 Feb;136(3):781-8.

Food as Medicine: You Really ARE What You Eat!

Eat to Live, Not Just to Fill Your Stomach

Families rarely sit down together to eat any more — everyone is too busy!  We eat on the run or not at all — and then expect to maintain their weight and stay healthy!  It’s not only important that we eat – but what we eat is vital!

There are simple things you can do as part of your normal routine that can help you stay in good health.  Get in touch with me to find out what you can do to improve your health – and diet

Losing Weight, Healing Your Body

Vitamin D for Asthma

A recent study carried out at Queen Mary University in London found that supplement pills that cost 2 pence can help beat asthma — what’s in it?  Vitamin D.  While it is difficult to get sufficient sunshine in northern Europe in winter, but you can STILL get your Vitamin D — for FREE – during the summer.  It is recommended by Dr Bertil Marklund, a Swedish health expert and author of The Nordic Guide to Living Ten Years Longer, that during the summer we should spend 20 minutes a day (not ALL day!) in the sun during the summer months to get sufficient Vitamin D.  

A Fishy Tale about Losing Weight

Mackerel could be a weapon in the battle of the bulge – why?  Mackerel makes us feel full in the brain — and shuts off the desire to eat.  Sirloin steaks, chicken, pork, avocados, lentils, amonts plums and apricots are also foods that do the same thing.  The level of protein in these foods give a feeling of satisfaction for longer.  For more information about weight loss, click here.

Going Nuts (and Bananas) over Losing Weight?  Get some Nuts!

Just a handful of walnuts a day could help you slim down by stopping hunger pangs. Tests carried out indicated that obese people felt fuller for longer and that the walnuts activated a region of their brain that controls appetite and cravings.  Put them in smoothies or in recipes — or just have a handful during your day!

Bananas are another food that can help save  your life – they can help prevent heart attacks and strokes due to their potassium content.   The potassium helps combat the hardening and narrowing of arteries, according to scientists.  Other sources of potassium are parsnips, seeds, fish and poultry.

So…What’s in YOUR Foodbasket?

Good health depends largely on what you eat — according to Dr Marklund, 25% of our longevity is linked to our genes; the remaining 75% is down to diet!  Have you got the right stuff in your basket?  As Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine said in the 6th century BC:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.

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Feel Full, Look Good: Healthier Living Series Pt 2

Try the Nordic Track

female-on-treadmill-at-gymNo – not the exercise machine!  In part 1 of the Feel Full, Look Good: Healthier Living Series  a look at was taken at how you can cut down on your eating while still feeling satisfied.  In part 2 of the series, a look at how living life the Scandinavian way could add 10 years to your life.

Long Lives Despite Long Nights

fruit-and-vegetable-marketDespite the physical and emotional impact of long winter nights, Sweden usually tops the charts as one of the healthiest countries on the planet – and one of the longest lived as well – average life expectancy is 82.4 years, versus 81.3 in Britain.  How DO they do it?

Ten Tips to a Longer Life

Among the ten tips suggested to contribute to a longer and healthier life include:

  1. Exercise – a minimum of 30 minutes a day — and you don’t have to go to the gym to get the time in — enjoy your day and go for a brisk walk in a nearby park – or play some football or work in the garden.  It’s not what you do, it’s how consistently you do it!
  2. Sleep – Seven hours of sleep (though, realistically, this varies among people) and a 15-20 nap (power naps!) during the day are essential for heart and brain health.friends-drinking-cocktails
  3. De-stress regularly – Don’t try to be a superwoman/man trying to cram 48 hours into 24!  Stress is known to be at the heart of 80% of all illnesses – don’t commit an own goal by forgetting to schedule in (if you must!) some downtime.  Socialising is one of the recommended ways to do this – but in moderation!
  4. Sunshine – While that can be a bit difficult in northern Europe in the winter, it is recommended to sit in the sun for 20 minutes a day during the summer to build up Vitamin D — of course, using sunscreen!  This is particularly important for darker-skinned people and veiled women, as the incidence of “rickets” or childhood osteoporosis and osteoporosis in later life is increased with reduced exposure to sunlight.
  5. Check your Waistline – You don’t need to get on a scale – measure your waist!  If you are becoming more “apple shaped” it’s time to reduce calories and exercise more!

Live Long and Prosper

As the Star Trek saying goes…….remember – a long and healthy life is really up to YOU!