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Is There a “CURE” for Diabetes and Aging?

Exercise, Intermittent Fasting and Supplements for Diabetes
Is There a “CURE” for Diabetes and Aging?
The following article is from the Cleveland Clinic 

This certainly is a provoking question! Interestingly, there appears to be some fairly convincing evidence that intermittent fasting can have a dramatic effect on both diabetes management (and possibly play a role in preventing the condition) in addition to increasing longevity. In 2013, researchers looked at this approach in a British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease article entitled, “Intermittent fasting: a dietary intervention for prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease?”

The study’s authors reported that intermittent fasting helps reduce the risk of heart disease as well as type 2 diabetes AND obesity, as it provides a method to help people manage their weight. They reported generally good compliance and described intermittent fasting as a “clinically relevant therapeutic approach.”

There are several options for intermittent fasting such as fasting on alternate days or not eating for 12-16 hours (last meal at 8PM and first meal the next day at 1PM, for example). Another option is to simply cut out one meal on days when you observe that your weight has increased.

Not only can intermittent fasting reduce one’s risk for developing diabetes but it may also help diabetics better manage their condition, as this form of fasting improves blood sugar and insulin levels in addition to insulin sensitivity. The research also shows that intermittent fasting can reduce inflammation and improve blood pressure and blood lipid levels. ALL of this, unlike most medications, comes with a low risk of adverse effects and is highly cost effective!

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EMF Remediation & Solutions

 EMF REMEDIATION & PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

Discover how to:

Turn this feeling

… into this!

 
Discover how your home can feel like the one on the right (energetically)!
 
HEALTH BEGINS AT HOME 
Our home is suppose to be a peaceful sanctuary for us. However, it also contains many modern conveniences to manage our lives easier. Unfortunately, these high tech devices that emit harmful electromagnetic frequencies are Feng Shui considerations that affect our environment and the health & harmony of our home & body. These unseen forces of electromagnetic pollution can have an adverse effect on our health.        
 
This invisible “smog” is emitted by electronic or battery-powered devices. Common sources of EMFs come form computers, appliances, fans, and lamps. EMR (electromagnetic radiation) comes from microwaves, cell phones, cell phone towers, routers, and other devices that use wireless technology emit damaging radio waves.
 
Did you know that cell phones emit microwaves? That’s why your ears get warm! It’s like warming food in the microwave. So, please use the speaker as much as possible when talking on your cell phone — or better yet, text (when not driving, of course) 

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7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH PROTEIN THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW

7 Health Benefits Of Bone Broth Protein
That You Didn’t Know
 

Did you know that bone broth protein is recommended by health professionals for Leaky Gut Syndrome, and a whole bunch of other health benefits?

For generations many different cultures have practiced and perfected the preparation and fermentation of various foods to enhance their flavor, increase the life-span of the product, and of course maximize the health benefits. Although they might not have known about many of the health benefits in those days, they still experienced the differences in the way they feel after consuming them.

Many of these products are now surfacing in the new age of holistic awareness and one such product is Bone Broth Protein. I’m pretty sure most people know about this; however, for those who don’t, here goes: Read more ›

Posted in Ancient Nutrition, Bone Broth Protein, Collagen, Detox, Fitness, Food, Holistic Health, Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals, Weight Loss, Wellness

Float Therapy

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Float Therapy 

For those who live in the San Diego area, I recommend Float Spa San Diego. I know the owner and the staff is great and friendly. As a courtesy to me, they are offering a Float Therapy Session special – 2 for 1. Go twice or Bring a Family/Friend for Free, so you can share the experience together – in separate tanks of course 🙂 Book an appointment by September 30 and use by October 31. Just mention “Jen Leong from Wellness by Design emailed me this offer”. I hope you take advantage of this great offer – Let me know about your experience!

For those of you who don’t live in this area, just google ‘float therapy’ for a location near you. 

Float Therapy uses the concept of sensory deprivation to allow your mind and body to relax. In the absence of gravity, imagine the feeling of floating effortlessly, while being supported by a liquefied bed of Epsom Salt to produce one of the most profound relaxation experience you’ve may ever have felt. Experience stress and tension leave your mind and body, while floating over 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salt. So powerful, that it lasts for days. See below for other benefits in addition to lowering your stress levels. I have personally tried floating and have experienced some of these benefits.

What Epsom is Salt? 

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Posted in Float Therapy, Holistic Health, Wellness

Benefits of Bone Broth

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Bone Broth Protein Click Image to try it risk free. photo credit: GetBrothed.com

BENEFITS OF BROTH

Did you know? Bone Broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine, and proline. The collagen in bone broth will heal your gut lining and reduce intestinal inflammation, and that’s not all…

  • A great source of minerals from bone broth which are easily absorbed by the body
    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Phosphorous
    • Trace minerals

Fats in bone broth can help restore gut health, which will help with absorption of minerals. Read more ›

Posted in Ancient Nutrition, Bone Broth Protein, Detox, Fitness, GetBrothed, Gluten Free, Holistic Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Vitamins & Minerals, Weight Loss, Wellness

Alzheimer’s And Dementia Summit

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Alzheimer’s And Dementia Summit

Are you concerned about brain health? Or, of one day not recognizing your closest friend? If so, or if you care about friends and family members dealing with poor brain function, you will be interested in watching The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit. It’s FREE!

Alzheimer’s and Dementia can take decades to develop. So, now is the time to take action to protect your brain health. Sign up now to get early access to some talks.

Please feel free to share with family and friends you think would benefit from the knowledge of this summit.  

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Posted in Alzheimers, Brain, Holistic Health, Memory, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness

Book Signing Event – Encinitas Spring Street Fair

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#‎Book‬ ‪#‎Library‬ ‪#‎Author‬ ‪#‎Publishing‬

BOOK SIGNING — Come and Meet Jen from 1:30-3:30 p.m!

Encinitas Spring Street Fair
Coast Highway 101 near I street
Look for the Read Local Booth.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
1:30-3:30p.m.

• Receive a Lucky Charm for each Book Purchase!
• Feng Shui and Wellness Products will be available for sale also.

Hope to see you there!

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Meet The Authors – La Jolla Library

Meet The Authors Event

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Meet the Authors at La Jolla Public Library! and learn about writing and getting published. You are invited to to meet 28 local authors at the La Jolla / Riford Branch Public Library, where they will be discussing and displaying the latest books available for readers of all ages & genres.

I personally will be displaying my books from 3-5pm. I look forward to seeing you there!

 

Date: Saturday March 26, 2016
Time: 10AM – 5PM
Place: La Jolla/Riford Branch Public Library
7555 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 552-1657

Please share the word with family, friends, and any avid readers you know.

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Immunity Boosting “Better than Chicken Soup”

Immunity Boosting “Better than Chicken Soup”

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This immunity-boosting soup is made with a virtual garden of powerful ingredients (in bold) that contain beneficial nutrients for your immune system:

• Turmeric adds a subtle flavor and a beautiful yellow color. The active ingredient is curcumin, a powerful antioxidant.
• Black pepper also has antioxidant properties.
• Cayenne pepper can clear congestion due to the main active compound capsaicin, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
• Shiitake mushrooms are rich in vitamins and minerals and contain unique phytonutrients that contribute to good health.


Ingredients:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
8 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
4 cups low-sodium mushroom, vegetable, or chicken broth
1 Ω cups finely sliced kale
1 cup cubed butternut squash
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
? teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
6 slices astragalus root (optional)
1 fresh lemon, Juice of
1 teaspoon miso

Instructions:
1. In a sauce pot over medium-high heat, add oil and cook onion and garlic, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
2. Stir in turmeric and mushrooms, and cook 2 minutes more.
3. Add broth, kale, squash, ginger, cayenne, and astragalus. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, add lemon juice and miso. Cover and let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information per Serving: 90 calories (5 from fat), 0.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 2g protein

Source: Whole Foods Market

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Posted in Flu & Cold, Food, Nutrition, Recipes

Eating Well for Super Immunity in the Winter Months

Eating Well for Super Immunity in the Winter Months

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A healthy immune system is vital for helping your body deal with infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungus, and environmental toxins. As the winter months approach, it becomes even more important to support your immune system by consistently eating a balanced diet, exercising, and making healthy lifestyle choices. But the real fuel for a strong immune system is using food as medicine.

 


Super Soups
An immunity-boosting diet includes light, easily digestible meals throughout the day, especially soup. A myriad of health benefits and flavors are derived from the herbs, vegetables, and broth. Soups also can help curtail the onset or ease the symptoms of colds and flu. Look for soups that include immunity-enhancing ingredients such as ginger, onion, garlic, mushrooms, and a variety of veggies and herbs in a broth-base. As always, food made from scratch is best!
Super-Immunity Diet Guidelines
  • Include healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil.
  • When it comes to seasoning your foods, incorporate a variety of herbs and spices for flavor.
  • For veggies, choose steamed broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, leafy greens, and sweet potatoes.
  • Fermented foods such as miso and yogurt help promote healthy intestinal flora and combat harmful bacteria in the GI tract.
  • Limit red meat; instead, eat moderate amounts of fish and poultry.
  • Itís also smart to limit sugar in your diet. Studies have shown excessive sugar intake can interfere with optimal immune system function.
  • As far as beverages, the constituents in green tea have been shown to be both anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing.
  • Cheers to your good health this winter!
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