Monthly Archives: January 2011

Target your PMS symptoms with specific nutrition therapy. There are five types of PMS that are differentiated by their main emotional and physical symptoms. Type A PMS is dominated by anxiety and needs extra B vitamins, magnesium and less phenylethanolamine from chocolate, cheese and bananas. Type C is for cravings and needs chromium as well as a low sugar diet. Type W is for water retention and calls for extra potassium to combat bloating. Type D is PMS domainated by depression which could use a tryptophan boost. And finally, for painful type P symptoms like cramping, increase intake of magnesium and vitamin B6. Continue reading

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General nutrition support for PMS can help women manage bloating, mood swings, cravings and anxiety when their hormones are getting the better of them. Key diet strategies include: choosing natural low-fat foods, cutting down on sodium, abstaining from alcohol and caffeine and eating low GI carbs when a craving for sugar hits. The latter is particularly important because changing estrogen levels alter insulin levels which in turn, make managing blood sugar tricky. Continue reading

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During the Tang dynasty circa 800 AD, there was a Buddhist temple that was covered with goji vines. Over the years, countless berries fell into the well that supplied water to the monks who lived and prayed at the temple. These monks became famous because into their old age – well beyond 80 years old – they maintained full black heads of hair, lost no teeth and exuded the glow of good health in their faces. According to Earl Mindell, who, centuries later, documented the remarkable longevity and health of the Tang monks, one man even lived to be 252 years old! How has this accomplished? By the daily consumption of goji berries. Continue reading

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Stress can be physical, emotional, psychological or environmental and – it is a fact of life. In fact, any major life event, be it positive (e.g. the birth of a child), or negative (e.g. getting laid off), is a source of stress simply because it comes with many changes. Continue reading

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Collagen makes up a large proportion of the skin’s interior matrix and is literally behind the structure and shape of our face, our hands, our legs and everything else! To maintain a youthful appearance and protect the skin from premature aging, help it build and repair its collagen matrix. Continue reading

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Two small glands, one in the neck, one atop the kidneys, both intertwined in the delicate balance of hormonal control of your body. Continue reading

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