Junk food makes you eat more

New research shows fat from certain foods including ice cream & burgers goes straight to the brain and tells you to eat more.

How? It triggers messages to ignore appetite-suppressing hormones that control our weight.

This can last for a few days, sabotaging efforts to get back to a healthy diet afterwards. Since you’re not being told by the brain to stop eating, you overeat. This finding is allowing researchers to understand the effects on obese individuals.

What is health really?

A simple definition = “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (World Health Organization).

Most people would believe that health is just being free from pain or injury, but ask someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or diabetes, or has had a heart attack who thought they were “healthy” by being free or pain and injury. Are they indeed really healthy? The answer is clearly NO!

Our body has an amazing ability to deal with life’s stressors and still function without informing us of what is truly going on under the surface – until it no longer can on it’s own. That’s when we may experience disease, illness and pain.

When was the last time you had a thorough blood test or had your blood pressure checked? Are you absorbing all the nutrients you consume through foods & supplements you take? What about your spinal health – have you ever had that checked? Are your stress levels too high? Do you exercise regularly?

These are just some of things that may be having a detrimental effect on your health. Without having them checked, you won’t know how healthy you really until it’s too late!

As you can see, true health involves a PROACTIVE approach, rather than a reactive one. Yes it takes a bit more “doing” from you, but hey, isn’t your one most valuable asset worth it?

Asthmatics should avoid this common food additive

Sodium Metabisulphite, or E223 as it may be more commonly referred to as, has been linked to a host of allergic reaction in people. Because of its ability to induce asthmatic symptoms and bronchospasms in individuals, this preservative should not be consumed by those prone to these conditions, or by children.

It can be found in most fruit juices, candy bars, wines, breads, dried fruits, baked goods and sauces as well as cosmetic products.

Summarised from:
http://www.naturalnews.com/031610_asthma_food_additives.html

Arthritic Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis patients may benefit from high-intensity exercise

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful joint disease characterized by inflammation and swelling of the lining of the joints.

Although the disease usually occurs between the ages of 40-60 and is diagnosed in women twice as much as in men, RA can affect anyone at any age – including children. A person living with the debilitating effects of RA may not feel inclined to exercise; however, a study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases has found that high-intensity exercise does not increase joint damage in RA patients, and may even be beneficial.

Mayo researcher note that stronger leg muscles can protect against knee Osteoarthritis

Stronger quadriceps muscles in the legs can help protect against cartilage loss behind the kneecap, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in the knee joint deteriorates over time. As this cushion wears down, the joint doesn’t function as well and may be painful.

Mobile phones found to affect brain metabolism

Does using a cell phone have an effect on the brain?

According to a 2011 study titled “Effects of Cell Phone Radio frequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism,” the answer is absolutely. The study examined the effect of cell phone use on the brain by utilizing positron emission tomography (PET) on 47 participants.

Cell phones were placed against the ears of the participants for a period of 50 minutes while PET scans measured brain activity. Two scans were performed: one while the phones were off and a second time while the phones were on. The PET scans were used to detect the effect of the cell phone radiation on the brain’s glucose metabolism.

The glucose metabolism affects every area of the brain and is associated with cellular and behavioral brain function. It plays a role in memory and cognition, as well as diseases such as schizophrenia, stroke and diabetes.

Doctored – hidden truth behind the chiropractic profession

A new video titled ‘Doctored’ has been released. It reveals the hidden truth behind the chiropractic profession’s struggle against ignorance, and the systematic and deliberate campaign by the American Medical Association (AMA) to destroy complementary medicine.

Doctored clearly spells out the solution to the problem:

  1. The public must have the right to learn the truth about what health really is
  2. You need to take more personal responsibility for your health

Click here to watch the official trailor.