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Groundwork!

 

Hi there!

 

Last week I met with my friend Dani to discuss
her weight loss success, which had me wondering
for some time now.

……” As you know, I’m going to the gym almost
every
day.
Six months ago one evening, I saw our
nutritionist,
who told me that I was overweight,
and I did need
to lose some of my weight if I wanted
to continue
with my routines.

I remember clearly she emphasized that I
should be eating a high fibre diet every day.

At that moment I started thinking that I must
change my daily eating habits, and focus
on her advice if I wanted to see results.
And so I did. 

I began following a wholesome high fibre diet,
which together with my daily exercise changed
my body, and my whole life    and the results
are obvious .
She said smiling happily.

 

Yellow Fruits on a tree

 

Beyond Expression

 

The word Fibre originates from the Latin Fibra.
It refers to very specific nutrients that when eaten,
can not be digested by the human digestive system.

The history of dietary fibre goes back to ancient
Greece.   At that time, they knew that eating fibre
was beneficial to their digestion.

But at the same time they believed that fibre was
a food waste, which not only was not absorbed in
any way but also it was causing the excretion of many
other useful nutrients from the body.

Furthermore, since it was a substance that offered
nothing to the taste and texture to any foods, they
took every necessary step to eliminate it from all
their products.

 

Fat lady

 

Source Of Nourishment

 

There are two categories of dietary fibre.

*     Soluble Fibre:
This dissolves in water and becomes gelatinous
during digestion.

Its benefits are:
–     Reduction of cholesterol levels.
–     Regulation of blood sugar levels.
     Improvement of Digestive and Immune systems.
–     Enhancement of the overall health.

*     Insoluble Fibre:
This does not dissolve in water but it passes through

the digestive track unchanged.

Its benefits are:
–     Regulation of bowel movements.
     Maintenance of bowel health.

Your Best daily dietary fibre choices are as follows:

For Soluble Fibre eat,

1)     Peas, Beans and Lentils.
2)     Oats and Rye.
3)     Avocado, Broccoli and Carrots. 
4)     Prunes and Berries.
5)     Sweet Potatoes and Onions.
6)     Almonds and Flax Seeds.

For Insoluble Fibre eat,

1)     Brown Rice, Quinoa and Faro.
2)     Nuts and Seeds.
3)     Green Beans and Spinach.
4)     Cauliflower and Courgette.

 

Purple fruits on a tree

 

Health – Giving

 

Here are some suggestions for adding more
fibre to your every day protein meals:

a)     Start your day with a wholesome breakfast like
whole oats with blueberries, seeds and almond milk.

b)     For lunch cook legumes like beans, lentils or split
peas with plenty of vegetables.

c)     For dinner cook sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta
or brown rice with some vegetables again.

d)     For snack you can have fruits like apple and pear,
nuts or make your own cake using quinoa, rice, oat and
coconut flours.

Eating fibre rich foods has major health benefits,
including body weight control.

Fibre does not add calories and at the same time it
will give you the feeling of fullness, so you will not
want to eat any more.

In addition, high fibre foods contain a lot of vitamins,
minerals and other essential nutrients for health
maintenance.

In conclusion, focus on all sources of fibre in your
every day diet to collect and enjoy the benefits.

 

 

 

Apple-Pie!

 

Hi there!

 

The wild Olive Tree originated in Asia Minor, where
Neolithic tribes were collecting its wild fruit.

The Olive Tree was first domesticated around seven
thousand (7000) years ago, when olives were turned
into oil. 

The oldest olive tree is thought to be around three
thousand (3000) years old, and it is found in Crete.

Olive oil has been used in rituals, in medicine, as a fuel,
in soaps, as a home remedy, as a lubricant and in skin care.

The Tree Of Eternity

 

Glittery Ocean

 

Note – Perfect

 

When we talk about Mediterranean Diet, we mean
a specific and unique mix of traditional ingredients,
used by people living in the various countries 
bordering the Mediterranean Sea, during the period
of 1950s and 1960s.

We do not mean the cuisine of a specific country, but
a general diet to follow in your every day life for as
long as you live.

The specific ingredients have been evaluated and
found to offer a lot of health benefits, because they 
contain all the essential nutrients we require.

According to studies, by following a Mediterranean
Diet you can have a healthy and long life.
It has been shown to promote heart health, to 
reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s
and Alzheimer’s diseases, and to manage weight.

Certainly, all these incorporate the traditional
complete lifestyle of the people living in countries
like Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, etc.

 

Fishing

 

The Diet Of The Poor

 

The Mediterranean Diet is a very appetizing and
enjoyable way to eat.
Here is how to put it all together:

a)     Eat a lot of vegetables every day with your lunch
and dinner, but avoid potatoes.
If you have any with your meals, eat only sweet potatoes.
Preferably the vegetables should be all fresh, but frozen
are also acceptable.

b)     Eat only whole grain foods like, wheat products,
oats and brown rice with all your meals.

c)      Eat all kinds of nuts, especially almonds and seeds,
but avoid the ones that have been treated with salt.

d)     Eat extra virgin olive oil raw on your meals, and
cook with olive oil your daily foods.

e)     Use all herbs fresh and dried, as well as various spices,
in your every day cooking.

f)     Eat wild caught fish baked or grilled, two (2) to 
three (3) times a week.

g)     Replace all red meat with fresh organic or free 
range poultry like, chicken and turkey.

h)     Eat fresh organic or free range eggs, a minimum
of four (4) times a week.

i)      Eat legumes like, beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas
with one of your meals daily.

j)     Eat a minimum of two (2) fruits every day, one in your
breakfast and one as a snack.

k)     If you eat dairy at all, eat only low fat products on rare
occasions and in small quantities.

l)     Eat pure honey as a sweet and dried fruits,
when you want a treat.

m)   If you drink alcohol, limit it only to specific occasions.

n)    Drink plenty of liquids, including pure tea (if you do not
have a problem with caffeine) and plenty of herbal teas.
Avoid fru
it juices because they contain concentrated sugar.

 

Rocky Coast

 

Short And Sweet

 

According to scientific research the closer you follow
the Mediterranean diet the greater the health 
advantages you will enjoy.
It contains all the necessary nutrients required for
good health.

Clear all unhealthy temptations from your home, 
and adopt the new habit of following the Mediterranean
diet,  for prevention of all chronic serious diseases.

Also make certain you follow the Mediterranean
healthy lifestyle which includes the following:

1)     Enjoy your every day meals with your family.
2)     Take plenty of exercise by walking daily for a
minimum of thirty (30) minutes.
3)     Try to enjoy your life in general.
4)     Socialize with positive and healthy people.

Now it is time for you to introduce and establish
your new Mediterranean diet routine.

 

 

 

 

 

Snowball!

 

Hi there!

 

Tally was a very youthful woman in her late 40s,
and although almost middle aged she was full
of energy.
Her skin was clear, her hair was shiny and her
green eyes were sparkling.

That evening she was getting dressed to go out;
as she was coming down the stairs from her bedroom
she just missed the step and found herself flat on
the floor and on top of her right shoulder.
The pain was excruciating, so she decided instead
to go to the emergency.

Dr Drek was a very well-trained surgeon, and that
same evening he was replacing a colleague in the
emergency department.
He was sitting at his desk when suddenly the door
opened and Tally went in holding her painful shoulder.

What a striking woman;  I must ask for her secret
he thought and asked.

I’m in very good health and shape, and I do feel
strong;   I have to thank my vitamins for the last
ten years.   I do believe that my robustness is due
to this  —  in fact, I’m really convinced about this ,
she said.

It was just after that accidental incident that he
decided to start researching all natural therapies
and use them in his own practice ……..

 

Woman looking at scales

 

Bells And Whistles

 

Even if you follow the healthiest diet it is almost
impossible that you will be eating and absorbing
all necessary vitamins, minerals and other
chemicals and nutrients your body needs to stay
healthy and strong.

This verifiable truth is due to,

a)     exhaustive production, long storage and
preparation of our foods, which results in loss
of many nutrients.

b)     the natural ageing process our bodies are
going through, which results in difficulty absorbing
and making good use of most nutrients.

Consequently all you need to stay in good health
and live long is a healthful and balanced diet to
include a lot of healthy fats and anti-oxidants,
together with the
right supplements.

 

Couple at the sea

 

Vade Mecum

 

The most important reasons to take any
supplements are:

1  —  Prevention of any disease and healthy ageing.

2  —  Cure of a health problem.

3  —  Correction of any nutritional deficiencies.

If you decide to supplement your diet, and you do not
have any health issues or you are on any medication,
a very good quality, natural, broad spectrum, high potency
and well-balanced multivitamin supplement with a
daily dosage of at least 3 pills per day is all you need.

On the other hand, if you have a health problem
it is very wise to address your specific needs.
Here are some examples according to studies:

a)     Migrane Headaches:

You will need to take,

**  Calcium and Magnesium
**  Coenzyme Q10
**  Omega 3 Fish Oils
**  Vitamin D3

b)     Anxiety:

You will need to take,

**  Vitamin B Complex
**  Calcium and Magnesium
**  Vitamin C
**  Vitamin D3
**  Omega 3 Fish Oils
**  Zinc
**  Vitamin E
**  Coenzyme Q10

c)     Common Cold: 

You will need to take,

**  Zinc Lozenges
**  Vitamin C
**  Vitamin D3
**  Vitamin B Complex

 

Round ladies

 

Name Of The Game

 

If you are determined to use nutritional
supplements, always choose very high quality
from a big and reputable company to ensure
their stability and potency.

Obviously you have to use common sense and
do not use any vitamins or minerals if they
are going to harm your health and give you
any problems.

Unless you take any supplement for therapeutic
reasons under doctor’s prescription, take all
your vitamins and minerals during meal times
(breakfast, lunch, dinner) with your food, so
that your body can break them down and absorb
them efficiently and without difficulty.

S t a y     H e a l t h y !!

 

 

 

Rasayanas!

 

Hi there!

 

Since prehistoric times herbs played a very
significant
 role in human life.
They were very popular in countries like
China and
India, and we know they were
used by the
ancient Greeks, Romans and
Egyptians considerably.

Not only they were popular as decorations
on people
and objects, but most importantly
they were used
as remedies to cure the various
diseases as well as all of their health-care needs.

People also put them in their foods to enhance
a good
flavour or hide a bad one.
Furthermore they used to burn them for their
aromas
either for pleasure or health reasons.

Plant remedies have always been our friends
and partners in maintaining our emotional
and physical health;
also they were mixed in our beauty formulas.

 

Wooded flower floor Lavender and more

 

Sacred Remedies

 

Here is a list of the most important herbs and
medicinal plants to eat and use
regularly,
fresh or dried, for their health enhancing
properties.

1)     Oregano:

Due to its chemicals it works as an efficient
anti-inflammatory agent.
Also it protects against diabetes, stroke
and heart disease.

2)      Parsley:

As an anti-cancer agent to reduce the risk
of
developing the disease.
It helps with flatulence and contains
phyto hormones.

 3)      Rosemary:

It enhances our digestive system and it is
good for memory, concentration, mood and
low blood pressure.

 4)      Basil:

To reduce the levels of the blood pressure.
Also it improves appetite and settles the stomach.

 5)     Sage:

An anti-oxidant that lowers cholesterol and
helps
with urinary tract problems.
Very good for colds digestion, sore gums and
hot flashes.

 6)      Thyme:

Helpful for colds and the digestion as well as
keeping healthy bones due to its mineral content.

 7)      Mint:

Very useful to get rid of excess fluids in the body,
as well as gas and bloating, headaches and colds.

 8)     Dill:

Ideal for stomach and intestinal problems.
Ver good for bloating.

9)      Chamomile:

It calms stress and anxiety.
Ideal for indigestion.

10)     Lavender:  

It fights high blood pressure and
eases pains.
It is extremely 
calming and relaxing.

11)     Lemon Balm:

It eases anxiety and insomnia.
Good treatment for herpes.

 

Parsley field Lavender field

 

Paradise Found

 

These days many health professionals
recognize the
many and various wellness
benefits the herbs offer to
our body’s strength,
as well as their high nutritional
 values.

Many people now return to Mother Nature’s
healing power   and tradition says that herbs
do work.

Also herbs offer compelling benefits such as,
preventive measures, minimal side effects
and a non drug approach.

For best results try to include a number
of the above
herbs in your daily diet and
routines.

Are you using all these vital herbs in your
food and every day life?

 

 

 

 

Mel Mellis!

 

Hi there!

 

Some years ago I used to have a
nice big
house on the coast.
It had a very large beautiful garden,
full of
colourful shrubs, small
trees and lovely flowers.

During spring time all flowers
were in full
bloom and attracted
all kinds of life.

It was really a bliss to watch
all these insects
flying around
the wonderful blossoms and

suck the juices out of them.

Among these interesting insects
were lots
of honey bees.
I enjoyed gardening at the time,
and I was always
playing with
the plants.

A few times I was stung by the
bees around
the flowers, which
was very irritating.

Although bees are not aggressive
they will
sting if they feel threatened.

 

Mel Mellis_04 Mel Mellis_03

 

The Nectar

 

The bees harvest from various
plants, trees,
shrubs and flowers.
So we have many different
kinds of honey,
which varies in
colour, flavour and taste.

Honey is my vary favourite
sweetener
since I was a teenager.
I use it in all my hot drinks,
my cooking,
my baking and
on top of most of my
deserts
and yogurt.

 

Mel Mellis_06 Mel Mellis_05

 

The Nutrition

 

Pure honey has a good number
of nutrients.

Firstly it contains big amounts
of Potassium.

It also contains smaller amounts
of
Vitamin C and Folate.

I contains the minerals,Calcium,
Iron,
Magnesium, Phosphorus,
Sodium
and Selenium.

Of course it contains Water and
various Sugars,
like Glucose,
Fructose and Galactose.

 

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The Advantages

 

Pure honey offers a lot of
health benefits.

Firstly, its natural sugars stabilize
our own
blood sugar levels and fight
insulin resistance.

Secondly, it promotes balanced
serotonin
levels, so we can feel
calmer and more relaxed.

Thirdly, it is a natural source of
energy due
to its many nutrients,
so we feel more active.

Finally, it is an immune system
enhancer,
an anti-oxidant, an
anti-fungal, an anti-bacterial

and a natural throat soother.

Make certain you buy only pure
honey
without additives.

 

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Avslutning

 

You can use this magical ingredient
to give an ever-lasting glow to
your skin.

This facial will brighten your skin
and iron out your fine lines.

Combine 2 teaspoons of milk with
2 tablespoons of honey.

Cover your face with the mixture
and relax for 15 minutes.

Wash off and follow with your
regular moisturiser.

Also,

Take a spoonful of honey every
morning to maintain your youthful
appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

The Journey!

 
Hi there!

 

Izzy was still an ageless beauty,

at the age of 73.

She was spotted coming out of the

Maze in Mayfair accompanied by

her much younger long term boyfriend.

 

Her stunning looks draw all eyes

on her.

She was looking radiant and glowing

in her gorgeous red Dior tailored

trousers suit and black court shoes.

 

Her short chestnut with silver streaks

bob was voluminous and well-styled.

She was relaxed and smiling, looking

amazingly healthy and happy.

 

Her age defying secrets…..

 

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Hush-Hush

 

Keeping ourselves in every way healthy

naturally is a lifelong learning process.

Our body is programmed for good

health and knows exactly how to

cure itself from any kind of disease.

 

The only thing we need to do is to

provide all the right conditions

and instruments for this business

to take place naturally.

 

Our ultimate goal is to have the

best health, a radiant spirit, an

inspirational zeal and be energetic

well into old age.

 

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C l a s s i f i e d

 

1)    Diet

 

Our diet is most important for healthy

living.

Food is the fuel the body needs to

grow and repair itself.

Also clean filtered water is critical

since our bodies are around 75% water.

Eat:

 

Whole Natural Foods,

Free Range and Organic Meats

and Eggs,

Raw Nuts and Seeds and Fruits,

Wild Cold Water Fish.

 

2)    Lifestyle

 

Adopt healthy habits:

 

Take regular exercise walking

30 min. daily in nature and sun,

and stand up every half hour.

 

Sweat to detoxify the body either

by using a sauna or by sunbathing.

Have quality sleep for 7 hours in

darkness before midnight.

 

Breathe deeply to get more oxygen

in, and keep all poisons and toxins

away from you.

 

3)    Environment

 

Live in clean surroundings to avoid

absorbing harmful chemicals.

Use good quality personal

household products.

 

Unclatter your life physically to

remove moulds and bacteria as

well as mentally to feel happier.

 

4)    Mental

 

Our mental state has an immediate

effect on our physical health.

Have a positive mental attitude,

be grateful and governed by action.

 

Reduce stress by smiling, feeling love,

avoiding bad news and negative

people and focusing only on the

present.

 

Pray to a higher power, love yourself

and help others.

 

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C o n f i d e n t i a l

 

The above mentioned five “secrets”

will add quality and quantity of life.