HEAT THERAPY: How Infrared Saunas & Artificially Induced Fever Detoxify, Heal & Rejuvenate the Body
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From the world-famous clinic in Switzerland, The Paracelsus Klinik, to many of the top MDs in anti-aging and progressive medicine in the United States, as well as thousands of general health practitioners, High Tech Health in Boulder, CO has been the home for the infrared sauna company of choice since 1998. In the popular book written by a medical doctor, Detoxify or Die, the author writes that... "the best way to get rid of heavy metals and pesticide residues is by using an Infrared Sauna." That's definitely true. And I would also add that taking infrared saunas is also the best way to look and feel younger, completely relax, improve circulation and digestion, quell joint and muscular aches and pains, lose weight, reduce cellulite, and beautify skin. You can call for information (the number is below) on their Transcend or Thermal Life Infrared Sauna and also their Ionizer Plus Water Electrolyzer.
The Transcend® Premium Far Infrared Sauna (pictured above) is my favorite one from High Tech Health, the one I have in my home and highly recommend to everyone (I also have their superb Thermal Life Infrared Sauna in my office). Whether you put this sauna in your spare bedroom, on your backyard deck, in your garage, bathroom, or basement, in the garden, or even in the corner of your bedroom, regular use will supercharge your healing, health and rejuvenation. It's my #1 health secret to never getting sick and always maintaining my youthful vitality, along with the alkaline water from my Ionizer Plus device also from High Tech Health.
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Before I go into detail on the benefits of infrared saunas, I thought you'd like to know this is my #1 secret to staying healthy and forever youthful, along with drinking the right kind of alkaline water. For decades, I have been using a personal Thermal Life Far Infrared Sauna (and the Transcend, too) on a regular basis and know it's one of the main reasons that I haven't been sick (not even a cold or the flu) in over 30 years and have never taken any prescription medication. I have also seen remarkable benefits in people using this sauna, including help with weight loss; reduction of cellulite; stress relief; toxin removal; cardiovascular support; reduction in achy joints and muscles; enhanced immune health; skin rejuvenation and so much more.
Sometimes I massage in Olbas Oil after arduous workouts before getting in my Transcend or Thermal Life sauna and it relieves achy joints and muscles like magic, and also opens up my nasal and respiratory passages. I've been using the Olbas products for over 40 years. The Olbas Oil and Infrared Sauna combo is an efficacous, powerful duo to use together.
Thermal life and Transcend Infrared Saunas (the best in the industry) come in all sizes whether it's for just one person or an entire family. Personally, I got the largest one so I could lie down in it easily like you see the lady doing in the photo above. Sometimes I sit up when taking a sauna, but I usually start the sauna practice with lying down in some fashion. I often listen to music or motivational audio programs, and sometimes I even take a nap.
Saunas, in one form or another, have been used across ages and oceans. Cultures around the world have recognized the relaxing benefits of rendered heat within a warm, welcoming space. From the Romans to the Japanese to the Scandinavians, heat therapy has been essential for the body to unwind from the stresses and hardships of daily life.
Far infrared is a section of the natural band of light that is not visible to the human eye, but can be felt as heat. Unlike the high heat produced in traditional saunas, far infrared heat is able to [enetrate the body to a depth of 1.5 to 2 inches. This stimulates they body's cellular detoxification process more effectively and at lower temperatures than a traditional sauna.
Heat therapy — sweating — is not only an important part of our physical well-being, but in these modern times of water and air-borne pollution, toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and poor dietary and exercise habits, the therapeutic internal cleansing of regular sweating is critical to maintain a healthy body and mind.
Infrared Sauna vs Steam Room
The infrared sauna is more beneficial over the steam room if weight loss is desired because of the energy expenditure. Compared to the steam room, the sauna places a greater demand on the body in terms of using up calories — therefore assists in fat loss. The heart has to work harder to send more blood to the capillaries under the skin. There energy required for that process is derived from the conversion of fat and carbohydrates to calories. In addition, the sweat glands must work to produce sweat, which also requires energy and more calories. Studies show that a person can burn up to 300 calories during a sauna session, the equivalent of a 2-3 miles jog or an hour of moderate weight training.
On the national radio show This Week in America with host Ric Bratton, I share my top-notch health- and life-changing recommendations on simple ways to look and feel your very best and How to Detoxify Your Body Quickly & Effectively.
Having a personal Thermal Life or Transcend Infrared Sauna at home (they come in all sizes to fit small or large spaces) is a surefire way to heal the body and create vibrant health. You can use it any time that's convenient for you, and you won't need to sit in the toxic residue from other people in a community sauna such in a gym. When I take a sauna, I relax in the comfort of this healing space and drink alkaline water (to help further the detoxification of my body) from my Ionizer Plus Alkaline Water System. It's truly rejuvenation in a glass of water — the reason I drink at least 8 glasses of this water daily and use it for my cooking and recipes.
To ask any questions, or to get a $500 discount on a Thermal Life or Transcend Infrared Sauna for your home or office, and a $300 discount on an Ionizer Plus Water Electrolyzer Alkaline System (pictured next to the sink in the photo below), call Emery at High Tech Health, their Product Specialist:
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High-Level Wellness Through Simple Whole-Body DETOX
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Scroll down to find a recipe for Orange Blue Majik Cocktail
When you look in the mirror, are you feeling and looking your very best? If not, maybe it's time to take better care of your body and embark on a detox and rejuvenation program. In case you're not aware, there's an epidemic sweeping America (and worldwide) that I refer to as "internal toxic pollution." Many people suffer from chronic disease and loss of health not only as a direct result of unhealthy conditions environmentally, but internally as well—within the human body. We often think of health as the absence of disease. But, is this truly health? Are we healthy one day and then all of a sudden sick the next? There's a plethora of evidence that demonstrates to us that health or sickness is a process that develops over a period of time (often years) and is based at the cellular level.
Click HERE to read my article WHEN YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT WHOLE-BODY DETOXIFICATION and the myriad ways it benefits your body, mind and life.
Our Modern Diets Are To Blame
Is there room for improvement in your diet and lifestyle? It's my belief that our modern diets are to blame for many of our most common ailments. Many people are digging their graves with their knives and forks and are making life and death decisions every time they sit down to a meal or snack. Disease often occurs as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle, which causes the body to become sluggish, congested, acidic, and polluted. Antibiotics, excess sugar, carbonated beverages, chemical food additive and over-the-counter drugs can alter the acid-alkaline balance of the intestinal tract, often killing beneficial bacteria and creating the perfect environment for harmful microbes to grow. Without the "good" or "friendly" bacteria to keep them in check, these "bad" bacteria can eventually overrun our body and severely depress our immune system. Make sure you are taking a good probiotic supplement daily to keep your friendly bacteria flourishing. I take and highly recommend E3Probiotics 50 Billion pictured above.
Mucoid plaque is a slimy gel-like substance that covers the inner lining of the intestines and bowel. Plaque harbors toxins and interferes with nutrient absorption. The colon is known to hold up to 30 or more pounds of old matter and can be packed with undigested foods and disease promoting bacteria.
Additionally, parasites are a toxic menace and can wreak havoc in your body. When faulty digestion keeps food from being properly processed and sent out of the body, undigested food can remain in the body and create fermentation and putrefaction. This can cause parasites and germ life to develop. Parasites thrive in an unhealthy, unclean colon. If the bowel contains partially digested proteins, sugars, or starches, it can harbor an alarming variety of parasites. These parasites can range from microscopic organisms to tapeworms 15 inches long. Not very pleasant, is it?
If you are 30 years or older, I highly recommend taking enzymes daily. My favorite plant-based enzyme product, E3Enzymes Supreme Enhanced with E3AFA, helps to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in the food we eat, allowing nutrients to be extracted, absorbed, and carried through the blood stream to the organs and cells of the body. These are the best enzymes I've ever taken, and now I wouldn't be without them. I even take them with me when I travel. Undigested food creates a toxic build-up in the body, and this, in turn, causes weight gain and makes it difficult to lose weight. Many friends and clients have also reported to me that they no longer had issues with bloating, gas, halitosis, burping, and indigestion. What I have found personally, and many have also confirmed with me from their personal experiences, is an easier time losing weight and keeping it off once we all started taking E3Enzymes Supreme.
For healthy digestion, I take 2 capsules about 15 minutes before each meal. When I use these enzyme for body cleansing, I take 6 capsules, 3 times per day on an empty stomach either 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Store them in a cool, dry place; no refrigeration is necessary. I encourage you to try/test the E3Enzymes Supreme for a 3-month period and see how much better you'll feel. I think you will be amazed at the difference in your digestion, energy, and mood!
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For info on how infrared saunas reduce acidity and heal the body, click HERE.
To listen to my radio interview with host Carla McClellan on her show Vibrant Living on how over-acidity destroys health, why we must alkalize the body daily, and which alkaline water is the best, click HERE.
On the show, This Week in America with host Ric Bratton, I discuss pH balance, how to identify if you have Metabolic Acidosis (most people have this condition and don't know it), and surefire tips to heal with an alkaline diet and lifestyle. To listen, click HERE.
Did You Know?
The pH levels of the body's internal fluids affect every single cell in the body. Increases or decreases in pH denature enzymes, harm important metabolic processes and can result in serious health consequences. This, in turn, affects the tissues, organs, and even the nervous system and signals from the brain.
The normal range of pH of urine fluctuates from 4.5 to 8. Urine pH is a good screening test to help predict a variety of disease states within the body. The diet has a huge influence on the pH of the urine and the body's pH throughout the day. Citrus fruits, legumes, and vegetables raise the pH, making the urine more alkaline. Meats and cranberry juice have the opposite effect, making urine more acidic.
Using Your URINE pH as a Reflection of Your Level of Health
A first morning urine pH test is the only pH test worth doing. The body's first morning urine tells you what the kidneys are doing. The kidneys do their work overnight and the urine produced in the morning is usually acidic. To neutralize acidic waste, drinking alkaline water and eating an alkaline diet is imperative. Otherwise, sodium, magnesium, and calcium are depleted and the body begins to steal calcium from the bones to neutralize acidic waste in the kidneys. In severe cases, this will result in osteoporosis.
Secretion of acidic urine by the kidneys is one of the most important mechanisms the body uses to maintain a constant body pH.
A highly acidic urine pH occurs in:
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
In people who are not drinking alkaline water, the pH of urine tends to be acidic. Control of pH is important in the management of several diseases. Consumption of alkaline water will make the urine less acidic. Below highlights the many ways you can benefit from drinking alkaline water.
For 20 years, I have been using the Ionizer Plus Water® Electrolizer system and it's made a profound difference in my health. In fact, I would never be without this machine in my healthy kitchen and office. Below you'll learn more about acidosis and its effects on the body and health.
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Common Causes of Brain Fog: How to Deal with Brain and Mental Fatigue
As the body ages, one's memory can slowly start to fade and momentary lapses of confused thinking can become more common. This is a natural process, but in some cases, brain fog and fatigue can be accelerated by certain situations or conditions. Understanding the common causes of brain fatigue is essential for maintaining good health practices that will keep the brain clear-thinking and healthy for as long as possible.
What Is Brain Fog?
Brain fog, also commonly known as brain fatigue, can be a mild to severe episode of mental confusion that can strike without warning. When this occurs, it is common to experience a lack of focus, poor memory recall, and reduced mental acuity. If the underlying causes of the brain fog are not addressed, then the condition can continue to occur to the point that it can negatively affect one's professional and personal life. It can happen at any age, from childhood into the golden years.
Common Causes of Brain Fog
Brain fog (also known as mental fog or clouding of consciousness) and fatigue can be caused by a range of factors. In all cases, getting to the heart of what causes the brain fog is the key to overcoming this debilitating condition. Common causes of brain fatigue include:
- Toxic Body: Brain fog is one of the first indicators of a toxic body. Year-round, keep your body detoxified (on the alkaline side instead of being more acidic) by supporting the organs of elimination, including the skin, lungs, kidneys, and bowel. For thorough, effective, whole-body detoxification, the most valuable program is to combine the Liposomal Detox Cocktail, Thermal Life Infrared Sauna, and Ionizer Plus Alkaline Water. As a teenager, I learned from my grandmother the importance to keeping my body detoxified and cleansed all year. CLICK HERE to learn about this efficacious Whole-Body Detox program. In my TRIO BOOK SET, I cover in detail all aspects of detoxifying the body and mind so you can experience a life of vitality, clear thinking, high energy, freedom from depression, and joie de vivre.
Lack of Sleep & Water: The brain needs sleep in order to recuperate. So, when sleep is regularly interrupted, or when one suffers from a sleep disorder, he or she is more likely to experience brain fog in the morning upon waking. For some, a simple cup of coffee is enough to clear away the fog (freshly-made alkaline water works for me in any recipe requiring water), but for those who suffer from serious sleep deprivation, the fog can stay for quite some time. When your body is dehydrated, you may experience brain fog. So make sure to keep your body hydrated with purified water. There's a difference between tap, purified, alkaline, and acidic, water. Click HERE to read my detailed article REJUVENATION IN YOUR GLASS OF WATER with explanations on which water is the best for your body internally and externally — and also for your pets, children, and plants, too.
- Neurological Disorders: Certain neurological disorders have brain fog as side effects of the condition. These include fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis.
- Stress: Stress is very powerful and it can negatively affect the body in a number of ways, including causing brain fatigue. While this is common during times of severe stress, such as when a loved one passes or a relationship breaks up, normal everyday stress should not cause it. If one starts experiencing brain fog from normal everyday stress, this may be an underlying sign of another problem.
- Menopause: When women go through menopause, they sometimes experience brain fog due to fluctuating hormones. As the hormones become regulated, the symptoms of brain fog tend to disappear.
- Diabetes: Since glucose is the primary source of energy for the brain, fluctuating glucose levels in the blood can cause some short-term brain fatigue symptoms. For this reason, those with diabetes are at high risk for brain fog.
- Nutritional Deficiencies: Strong brain function relies on proper levels of magnesium, vitamin B12, and amino acids in the body. When these nutrients are deficient or the body is dehydrated, brain fog can occur.
- Side Effects of Medications: Certain medications, such as those for high blood pressure, pain management and allergy relief, can cause mental confusion as a side effect. This can occur with any type of medication, both prescribed and over-the-counter.
The Best Water for You, Your Family & PETS… and for Easy Weight Loss & Renewed Vitality
To listen to one of my radio interviews with host Carla McClellan on her program Vibrant Living on how an over-acidic body destroys health, why we must alkalize the body daily, and which alkaline water is the best, click HERE.
On the radio program, This Week in America with host Ric Bratton, I cover the meaning of pH balance, how to identify if you have Metabolic Acidosis (most people have this condition and don't even know it), and surefire tips to heal with an alkaline diet and lifestyle. To listen now, click HERE.
Any time of year is the best time to cleanse and rejuvenate your body from head to toe, inside out. What’s the best way to do this? WATER, WATER, WATER. The most essential element in nutrition is water. Depending on the source, water almost always contains valuable minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The Ionizer Plus® Water Electrolyzer, pictured in the two photos in this page, which I've used for over 20 years in both my office and home, concentrates the minerals present in your water. This process makes both the water and the minerals more bioavailable and easily absorbed. Drinking this delicious water has the effect of improving the digestive system. In fact, the High Tech Health company guarantees that it will help solve digestive problems within 30 days, or your money back.
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This advanced ionizer/water purifier filters the tap water and removes all impurities, including arsenic and other chemicals. Then the water is treated with ultraviolet for disinfection. Next, it enters an electrolysis chamber where it is treated with a precise direct current that divides it into two distinctly different types of water, alkali-ion and acidic-ion. The resulting alkaline water permeates the body quickly and efficiently. I would not be without my Ionizer Plus. I use the alkaline water for drinking and in my food recipes, and I use the acid water for all of my plants and for special topical skin rejuvenators such as frozen ice cubes to rub on my face and neck after showering (a surefire natural beauty secret that will give your skin a youthful glow every time; I do this 3-4 times weekly to keep my skin radiant).
When your body becomes too acidic from diet, stress, and an unhealthy lifestyle, it is more difficult to lose the extra fat. In my private practice, when clients come to see me for help in losing weight, I always recommend getting the Ionizer Plus and drinking 8-10 glasses of water from this device every day. People are always astonished at how their extra weight falls away more easily simply by doing this one thing — drinking this purified, alkaline water each day. Why does this happen? Well, ...
Blue Majik Cocktail Recipes
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This simple recipe will knock your socks off. It takes about two minutes to make; it's delicious; it cleanses and rejuvenates the entire body; and it's so beautiful.
Blue Majik is a rich source of Phycocyanin — a powerful, deeply detoxifying antioxidant, an AquaBotanical, which can quench free radicals and has been shown to be a potent natural COX-2 inhibitor. Phycocyanin is being studied more and more by scientists around the world in recent years. The word “phycocyanin” comes from the Greek word for Algae “phyco” and the Greek word for blue “cyan.” Phycocyanin is an amazing water-soluble blue pigment that gives Spirulina its bluish tint. Phycocyanin is only found in blue-green algae like Spirulina—you can’t get it in other foods.
Having this Blue Majik Cocktail (aka Blue Magic Cocktail) daily will do wonders for your vitality, energy, appearance, and confidence!
Serves: 1 - 2
Prep Time: 1 - 2 minutes
- 1 - 1/2 cup Ionizer Plus Alkaline Water (or other juice like apple, orange, grapefruit, blueberry, cranberry, or coconut water)
- 1/4 tsp. Blue Majik powder (or the contents of about 2 capsules)
- 1 drop pure vanilla extract
- 1 star anise
Put the powder into a glass, add the liquid (chilled or room temperature), and mix well until the powder is dissolved. Pour into cocktail glasses (or other favorite glass) and top with a star anise as pictured. The color is absolutely resplendent so make sure you put this in a see-through glass. Enjoy this salubrious cocktail morning, noon, or night. The star anise is mostly for decoration although it will impart a small flavor note of licorice if you let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple hours or more.
At my local juice shop, I get different fresh blends of juices... apple/rose, apple/lavender, apple/pomegranate, watermelon/mint, and more. All of these blends work well for this cocktail, too. A simple coconut water is delicious for this cocktail. It's always a stunning color and enjoyed by all ages, even children.
This star-shaped seed pod of an evergreen tree is about one inch high with eight segments and a dark brown rust color. It get its distinctive licorice taste, like regular anise, from a chemical compound called anethol. However, the two are not related botanically. The star anise is a member of the Magnolia family. It's one of the spices in Chinese five-spice powder.
In traditional Chinese medicine, this beautiful star anise is prescribed as a digestive aid and to help cure colic in babies. It's available in Asian supermarkets and also in most grocery stores in the spice section. When you get it home, store the star anise in a sealed container in a cool dark place; it will last for several months. Throw it out (or put it in your garden's soil) once the flavor fades. If you use it in your simmered or other dishes, star anise is usually added whole (don't break it up into pieces) and discarded before serving.
The next recipe is scrumptious, too.
Catch Plenty of Zzzzs: Tips to Sleep Like a Baby
For more information on saying goodbye to insomnia and how you can sleep like a baby, please click HERE.
There is nothing more restorative for the body than getting ample sleep night after night after night (or day after day if you work at night and sleep in the daytime). A good night's sleep is one of the most important parts of a wellness lifestyle and an essential component of being vibrantly healthy. Sleep is when we reset our appetite control and pain control. Sleep is when our energy regroups for the day to come. Below you will learn about some of my favorite tips for daily, restorative sleep, including my favorite mattress, hydrating water, heat therapy, the best superfood, and more.
The costs of sleep deprivation are irritability, falling asleep at work, wavering attention, and not fully processing the outside world. Tension, physical or psychological, keeps us from relaxing sufficiently to fall asleep. People are literally taking their worries to bed. Learn techniques for coping with stress and "winding down" before bed. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, stretching, and meditation are very helpful. Regular exercise is also a terrific way to help you sleep better. But don't exercise right before you are about to go to bed.
Lack of sleep undermines your body's ability to deal with stress. Research suggests that even one or two nights of sufficient sleep (experts recommend eight hours) can lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol more than a number of other stress management techniques combined. Granted, stress often interferes with sleep, but do your best to increase your chances of getting quality sleep by avoiding caffeine after noon, establishing a regular bedtime and wake-up time, and doing something relaxing in the hour before bedtime (no electronic devices!).
Here's a tip to remember: Don't associate the bed with wakefulness. If you can't sleep, get up and read a book, knit, watch television, or write in a journal until you feel sleepy. Avoid sleeping pills and alcohol. On the link above, I write about some of my favorite natural, effective, herbal remedies to help with getting deep sleep.
Need to Lose Weight?
Sleep plays a major role in glucose metabolism and neuroendocrine function. Research shows that getting a good night’s sleep is a critical part of losing weight. In a 16-year study involving 70,000 women, researchers found that women who slept five hours per night were 32% more likely to experience major weight gain (an increase of 33 pounds or more) and 15% more likely to become obese, compared to those who slept seven hours a night.
“Sleeping less may affect changes in a person’s basal metabolic rate (the number of calories you burn when you rest),” says lead researcher Sanjay Patel, MD., of Case Western Reserve University.
In Hong Kong, researchers found that children who did not get sufficient hours of sleep were more likely than their well-rested peers to be overweight.
It’s possible that reduced sleep means adults and kids are tired and therefore less likely to exercise. There is also some evidence that lack of sleep produces changes in levels of satiety and the hunger hormones leptin and ghrelin, according to Brown University Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Mary A. Carskadon.
Too little sleep also makes you hungry, especially for calorie-dense foods, and primes your body to hold on to the calories you eat. It also boosts your insulin levels, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
So if losing weight is one of your goals, make sure that you make getting enough sleep a nonnegotiable daily practice in your life. And here are some more surefire tips to help you sleep like a baby.
Let Kindness Be Your Default Position & Guiding Light
To listen to one of my interviews about KINDNESS entitled "Sleep, Pray, Eat, Walk, Repeat," please click HERE.
To read five personal stories on kindness, please click HERE.
Gandhi said... the pure loving kindness of one gentle soul could nullify the hatred of millions. It's time for all of us to be more tenderhearted and to show kindness to everyone.
Are people really getting meaner or is it just your imagination? From the halls of Congress to the main streets of small-town America and big cities everywhere, it seems like no one is capable of civilly listening to others whose viewpoints are different.
As I write about in my books HEALTHY, HAPPY & RADIANT...AT ANY AGE, THE JOY FACTOR: 10 Sacred Practices for Radiant Health and WALKING ON AIR: Your 30-Day Inside and Out Rejuvenation Makeover, I believe that we are in the midst of an epidemic in which few people have the time to be kind. This rampant form of business is nothing short of a sickness—a form of self-centeredness brought about by people rushing around trying to make ends meet and cope with mounting stress and numerous health issues.
Do you feel overwhelmed in your life and less compassionate than you did years ago? As I counsel people around the country, and even worldwide, it's been my experience that most people are burning the candle at both ends — daily; most people are experiencing severe sleep debt; most people have no time to call their own; and most folks are living in what I refer to as a spin-cycle lifestyle. Can you relate to any of this?
World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.
~ Dalai Lama
The more you rush around without keeping your life in perspective and in balance, the more you lose compassion for others and yourself, too. People are in such a rush these days, living on the fast track — talking fast, eating fast, and moving fast. What a difference from 50 years ago. Did you know that you'll probably do more in this year — with appointments, people to meet, and places to go — than your grandparents did their entire lives? Given our current pace, we barely have time to relax and cultivate relationships with our spouses and children, friends and nature, much less with God. Is it any wonder that stress-related diseases are on the rise? We are under pressure to keep busy even in our leisure hours. Computers have sped up our lives. We want to do everything, and we want to do it all at once. We talk on the telephone and text while we drive (even though there are now laws against this), watch television while we read, and conduct business while we listen to the radio. I see this as a sickness of epidemic proportions — a "busyness" or "hurry" sickness. This type of lifestyle also drains our hearts of compassion, according to many studies of late. If you understand the speed of life, you can slow it down by enjoying it more and by making a conscious choice of being more compassionate. Start with yourself. You'll find tips in one of my recent radio interviews about living with balance and confidence and achieving goals (click HERE) and also below.
William Penn described well the importance of not putting off acts of kindness when he wrote, If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. What's more, the Dalia Lama avowed: “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”
SuperFoods & Lifestyle Choices for 2016 To Supercharge Your Health & Enrich Your Life
At the end of this article you'll find a Detoxify & Rejuvenate Smoothie Recipe.
For more details on these 10 tips below, listen to my interview entitled The Fast Track to Quantum Wellness.
Here is a recent interview with me by UNITY that you might be keen on reading. I discuss some of my favorite tips for staying healthy and losing weight. As you'll see, these are all recommendations that work year-round, for all ages, no matter where you live on our magnificent planet. At the end of the article, you will find my Detoxify & Rejuvenate Smoothie Recipe — also perfect to enjoy 365 days a year! I will include some comments in blue to suggest my favorite products and where to get them easily.
INTERVIEW WITH SSJ
Susan Smith Jones, PhD, hasn’t been sick in over 30 years. She doesn’t receive flu shots or take medications. Some people may call it clean living, others may credit luck, but Jones attributes her phenomenal health to the wisdom passed down from her grandmother who taught her to rely on nature’s nourishment—food, spices, herbs and healthy lifestyle choices— for total wellness.
Jones has made it her life’s mission to spread this wisdom, first as a teacher for more than 30 years at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and by establishing herself as a foremost expert on diet, nutrition and natural remedies, writing more than 2,000 magazine articles on health and 27 books, including Walking on Air, Healthy, Happy & Radiant...at Any Age, Living on the Lighter Side, The Curative Kitchen & Lifestyle, The Joy Factor, and for children, Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl.
When it comes to creating vibrant health season after season, Jones said we should look to the “super foods” and other lifestyle choices for healing the body, boosting immunity, and feeling energetic and youthful... at any age. Each day when you wake up, she says, can be a new beginning, a fresh start where you commit to the healthiest lifestyle possible. She reminds us that we are the President and CEO of our body and our life and we need to make our health a top priority day in, day out.
Here are her top tips for staying well — mentally, physically and spiritually — this season and beyond.
Getting Your Body Ready for Conception and Pregnancy Plus Dr. Susan's Surefire Detox Tips for Everyone... and for All Ages
This blog starts out with info about preparation for conception for men and women. Then below, as you scroll down, I go into many toxic chemicals found in our environments and bodies and how you can easily cleanse and detoxify your body — tips for everyone of all ages. I also include detailed recommendations on how to get my favorite detox products that I use daily... and for a discount, too.
Preparation for conception and pregnancy is one of the most important things a man and woman can do for paternal and maternal health, as well as the health of the baby.
Today, men and women are exposed to an overwhelming amount of dangerous toxins that sabotage conception and threaten the delivery of a healthy baby. Diet, exercise, and sleep are important steps to take, but are NOT enough. Detoxification for both the mother and the father is a step that must be taken in order to give the unborn child a chance to thrive and reach human potential.
A 90-Day Pre-Conception Detoxification Program (and for anyone—male or female—wanting a whole-body cleanse) with the Thermal Life Sauna, Ionizer Plus Water Electrolyzer, will:
Remove heavy metals and chemicals from the body
Support detoxification of excess estrogen hormones
Reduce the body's acidic state; restore the natural pH balance
Eliminate digestive problems and inflammation
Improve energy and assist with weight maintenance
Jump-start healing and relieve allergies
Increase circulation to the reproductive system
Support the production of healthy sperm and eggs
Relieve the toxic burden on the body's organs
Support healthy endocrine hormonal system
Increase fertility and chance of healthy conception
Provide a solid foundation for overall health for the father, the mother and the unborn child
Today you can get a $300 discount on an Ionizer Plus Ultraviolet Electrolyzer Alkaline Water System for your kitchen and a $500 discount on a Thermal Life Infrared Sauna for your home! For more info, call Emily at High Tech Health, Ext. 802: 800-794-5355 MT
For more in-depth info on the healing power of fresh, perfectly-alkalized water and how it hydrates, detoxifies, rejuvenates and energizes the body, click HERE.
To listen to one of my radio interviews on how an over-acidic body destroys health, why we must alkalize the body daily, and which alkaline water is the best, click HERE.
Toxic Mother and Her Unsafe Womb
Harmful heavy metals and chemicals are ingested by the mom-to-be everyday via air, water, soil and food.
Some toxins mimic female sex hormones, estrogens and progesterone, disrupting the endocrine system. This contaminates a healthy conception and pregnancy.
As the mother is exposed to hazardous toxins, she passes these toxins along to her unborn baby through the umbilical cord and into the placenta.
The earlier in life that toxic exposure occurs, the more powerful the toxins affect a child's development ongoing from that day forward.
The Environmental Working Group found a steady stream of pollutants and pesticides that cross the placenta. Of the 287 chemicals detected in the umbilical cord blood, (lots more below) 180 cause cancers in humans, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development. (lots more info below)