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YOU are UNIQUE so we all need different amount of nutrients

 

I need a lot of protein – any kind of protein- I drink a good protein drink with low carbs but high protein which works for me.

 

YOU need to have certain “high-grade fuel” for YOU to Expect high functioning.

ARE YOU “HIGH FUNCTIONING”?

DO YOU WANT TO “HIGH FUNCTION”?

Then you have to KNOW what YOUR body needs and use that for YOUR daily dose of nutrients as much as you can.

YOU will need what is called “macronutrients” because they are the essentials for your body to stay healthy and perform optimally.

Carbohydrates

The main function is to PROVIDE ENERGY

Body’s main energy source and the brain’s only source of fuel and

The best sources of carbs are whole grains and foods made from those grains-whole-wheat bread, bulgur, barley, oatmeal, brown rice, and cornmeal. Limit your intake of sugar and refined grains like white pasta, white rice, and white breads.

Protein

The main function is to build and repair tissue

Another source of energy for the body. Protein consists of amino acids that act as the body’s main building blocks for tissues, such as muscle, skin, bone, and hair.   Productions of enzymes which is the catalysts that keep all body processes running smoothly, hormones and antibodies.

The best protein sources are lean meats, poultry, and seafood, beans and peas, nuts and seeds, eggs, and they say soy products but I stay away from soy products as much as possible.

Fats

The main function is to provide backup energy

For energy when carbohydrates are not available and for insulation to help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and protect your organs.

Fats come in both liquid and solid forms: olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados, fatty fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Limit foods in unhealthy saturated fats (red meat, cheese, butter, and ice cream).

I use a lot of ORGANIC coconut oil –I get it from “THE POWER HOUR” – a radio show out of Missouri with host Joyce Riley-she only has ORGANIC and healthy products. I put it in my coffee- about 1 tablespoon. There has been some research that says it also helps with dementia.

Vitamins and minerals

The main function is to maintain optimal health.

These are for numerous physiological functions that help you survive and for normal growth and development, each one plays a unique role in helping to maintain optimal health.

Vitamin D is for healthy bones

Vitamin Bs support the nervous system

Fruits and vegetables, dairy products, lean protein sources. I would suggest YOU doing research on “dairy” and how some dairy products now have “growth hormones” which are not good for YOUR body,

I also use a water distiller at home – so I take additional minerals to make sure my body has enough minerals.

Water

The main function enables vital bodily functions.

Most important essential nutrient. Involved in many of your body’s vital functions, and it distributes other essential nutrients to your cells.

Women should have 91 ounces of water a day.

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Healthy Nutrition

Keeping YOUR body pH balanced on a daily basis is easy:

  1. Start your day with a warm lemon water.
  1. Eat more raw foods-leafy greens
  1. Exercise and managing YOUR stress

I use the pH strips to check how I am doing – saliva closely

parallels the blood when it comes to pH – the blood is what we

want to be pH neutral.

 

What happens to your body when pH neutral is that it helps

people keep disease away –

 

I have known older family members that raised gardens and

chickens and cows.  Because they ate mostly what they raised

they lived to be in their late 80s and 90s without any major health

issues.

Grow some dark greens in a container if you do not have garden

space.

 

Over acidity has been linked to formation of cancer, heart disease,

diabetes, and osteoporosis.

 

For the last 15 years – I have bought organic chicken feet at the

local farmer’s markets and it is filled with collagen that even at 75

my skin – from toes to top of head are smooth and wrinkle free.

Cooking instructions for chicken feet broth:

Dump 5 lbs. chicken feet in crock pot

Pour in a couple table spoons of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

Cook for about 10-15 hours.

Let cool, fill canning jars – or can put in freezer bags.  Individual

portions so can have 1 portion a week.  Can put roasted chicken

in and vegetables if like chicken soup.  I just drink a cup of broth

once a week.

Also, once a week I juice chard and put turmeric into the juice.

So that the turmeric spreads into your body – pour a little Bragg’s

Olive oil and grind some black pepper into the juice.  I keep that

juice in a hermetic covered glass jar in refrig and it lasts from

Sunday through Thursday.

Keeping disease away should be everyone’s goal for their

aging healthy and happy.  My goal has been to stay healthy so

my children’s last weeks with me would not be in hospital but be

the active person I am.

 

Some people actually have too alkaline body naturally – and get

calcium deposits.  Lactic acid helps neutralize this buildup and

helps bring the body back to pH balance.  My uncle has

calcium deposits and passed in 1965 – when he was young he

was champion tennis player but his body calcified and was

never able to work and did not know Lactic acid would have

helped his disease.

All of the following can affect the pH levels in blood:

Air

Water

Food

 

Having high acid diets are associated with gout and kidneys

stones.

 

Test your urine with the strips – but once you are on track with a

good alkaline diet and drinking good clean water you know that

your body is close to neutral 6.8 – 7.5.  I do not believe that a

person can keep at the exact neutral of 7.2.

 

The book that really started me on the alkaline diet was

Dr. Baroody’s Alkaline or Die book – has all the numbers for all

Foods that you will be eating and helps in a wonderful way.

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Dr. Axe has some wonderful information on electrolytes:

The major electrolytes found within the body include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphate and chloride. Because these crucial nutrients help stimulate nerves throughout the body and balance fluid levels, an electrolyte imbalance can cause a variety of serious negative symptoms, including some that are potentially deadly.

You obtain electrolytes through eating different foods and drinking certain fluids, while you lose them partially through exercise, sweating, going to the bathroom and urinating. This is why a poor diet, too little or too much exercise, and being sick are some possible causes for an electrolyte imbalance.

Some of the major roles that electrolytes have within the body include:

  • Calcium: helping with muscle contractions, nerve signaling, blood clotting, cell division, and forming/maintaining bones and teeth
  • Potassium: helping keep blood pressure levels stable, regulating heart contractions, helping with muscle functions
  • Magnesium: needed for muscle contractions, proper heart rhythms, nerve functioning, bone-building and strength, reducing anxiety, digestion, and keeping a stable protein-fluid balance
  • Sodium: helps maintain fluid balance, needed for muscle contractions, and helps with nerve signaling
  • Chloride: maintains fluid balance

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hese are some of the key practices I turn to when I need a reminder (or two) on how to lift my spirits and bring more joy to my journey. Try them out if they sound like a fit for you.

1) Turn the Page
Each day is a gift and a chance to start fresh. If yesterday was heavy, give yourself permission to turn the page. Start today with a new intention, one that will prompt you to focus on the landscape before you. When we give ourselves the gift of new perspective, hidden gems have a way of appearing and reminding us of the joy that lives within us.

2) Fuel Your Machine Properly
Your body is your most valuable asset — treat it well. Much like we wouldn’t put soap in the gas tank of our car, we shouldn’t be consuming food that is overly processed and filled with chemicals and junk. We humans are meant to be eating whole foods that are alive, instead of the packaged junk and processed food we are constantly inundated with. When we take control and feed our bodies with nutritious food and clean water, it makes a world of difference in how we feel. When we feel good in our bodies, it is so much easier to maintain a bright disposition.

3) Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation is dreadful. It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized what a precious commodity a good night’s sleep truly is. Getting enough pillow time has a way of making us feel more human. Sleep is such an amazing gift to recharge and start to see things with fresh eyes. According to sleepfoundation.org, “sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being.” Click here to check out their downloadable recommended sleep times chart.

4) Get into the Driver’s Seat
When life feels dull or uninspiring, it’s the perfect time to remind ourselves that we can get back into the driver’s seat of our lives. Sometimes we need the reminder that we are in ultimate control of how we choose to react to experiences before us and how we move forward. Sure sometimes the steps may take time — that is okay. There is something really empowering in remembering that we are in the driver’s seat of our life, and if we want to feel more joy, we can start moving towards that happier destination at our own pace.

5) Limit Your Screen Time
How much time do you needlessly waste on social media, in front of your TV or on your computer? More importantly, how much of your life force is dimmed while you sit there? I always find that the more time I spend being inundated by sensory overload or looking at other people’s highlight reels, the harder it is for me to switch gears and get back into being present in my own life. When I am feeling low in energy or feel like I am not measuring up, I come to this reminder and look at where I can immediately begin limiting the amount of screen time I am getting. Having a break for some fresh air and leaving the phone behind is liberating — it is a boost that can often be felt on a physical level.

6) Check in With Your Trusted Peeps
We are social beings and are meant to be connecting with others. The special people in our lives who want to see us shine bright, are the ones we can go to when we need a little lift. There is nothing like a good belly laugh with a friend or a warm embrace to brighten our mood. Receiving the gift of being really seen, or seeing someone else for who they are, has a way of making us come alive.

7) Back to Basics
If life feels complicated and heavy, see what changes when you put your attention on the simplest things. When I feel overwhelmed with too much to do, I love to lace up my shoes and get outside for a run. There is something about nature and fresh air that melts my stress away. When things get stressful to the point of feeling it in our bodies, I believe it is a strong indicator we need to simplify. Getting back to basics can include things like: getting outside, having real conversations with real people, enjoying a meal with a loved one or doing an activity you know brings you joy. The basic things in life always seem to be right under our nose, it is just a matter of putting our focus there.

8) Spiritual Practice
Sometimes life deals things that are hard to wrap our minds around and life can quickly feel disheartening and unfair. Having faith in a higher power, in a way that is meaningful and true for you, has a way of bringing a sense of peace and acceptance throughout life. Having a spiritual practice we can turn to can become an anchor and a powerful way to reignite our light from within.

9) Time Management
If life feels like it is out of control and you can’t keep up, see what happens when you implement time management strategies. There are many digital time management systems out there that can help. Set event reminders on your phone and computer. Set an alarm as a reminder to leave early. Start your day by writing a list of what you intend to accomplish, and put time parameters around each task. Sometimes we need to let go of things that aren’t important and prioritize what is. Having some control over our time management sets us up to feel like we are right where we are meant to be — and that is empowering.

10) Dream Big

Keeping our deepest desires and dreams alive is the very fuel that keeps our spirits bright. Give yourself the gift of having goals and dreams, and don’t allow fear to have a say in how big your dreams may be. When we give ourselves the gift of thinking about our dreams and sharing them with others, it is an automatic way to brighten our spirits.

11) Gratitude Practice
When we put our attention on all of the things we are grateful for, we get to experience a boost that can be felt on a very deep level. A gratitude practice can look like whatever you want. It could be counting your blessings at the start of the day, throughout the day or as a way to end the day. Perhaps you will choose all of the above. Like everything in life, when we put our own personal spin on things, it has a way of becoming meaningful and more powerful. What about you, what are you grateful for today?

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I have always tried thinking positively = Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book was one of the main books in my home growing up – and I have always found it is better for me to think positive than negative – even through the dark times in my life-which most people have dark times or negative times but read the research below and you will find that now more than ever it is important to be positive instead of negative.

 

Here’s heartwarming news: People with a family history of heart disease who also had a positive outlook were one-third less likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular event within five to 25 years than those with a more negative outlook.

That’s the finding from Johns Hopkins expert Lisa R. Yanek, M.P.H., and her colleagues. The finding held even in people with family history who had the most risk factors for coronary artery disease, and positive people from the general population were 13 percent less likely than their negative counterparts to have a heart attack or other coronary event.

Yanek and her team determined “positive” versus “negative” outlook using a survey tool that assesses a person’s cheerfulness, energy level, anxiety levels and satisfaction with health and overall life. But you don’t need a survey to assess your own positivity, says Yanek. “I think people tend to know how they are.”

Hope and Your Heart

The mechanism for the connection between health and positivity remains murky, but researchers suspect that people who are more positive may be better protected against the inflammatory damage of stress. Another possibility is that hope and positivity help people make better health and life decisions and focus more on long-term goals. Studies also find that negative emotions can weaken immune response.

What is clear, however, is that there is definitely a strong link between “positivity” and health. Additional studies have found that a positive attitude improves outcomes and life satisfaction across a spectrum of conditions—including traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain tumors.

Can You Boost Your Bright Side?

Although a positive personality is something we’re born with and not something we can inherently change, Yanek says, there are steps you can take to improve your outlook and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Simply smile more.

A University of Kansas study found that smiling—even fake smiling—reduces heart rate and blood pressure during stressful situations. So try a few minutes of YouTube humor therapy when you’re stomping your feet waiting in line or fuming over a work or family situation. It’s difficult not to smile while watching a favorite funny video.

Practice reframing.

Instead of stressing about a traffic jam, for instance, appreciate the fact that you can afford a car and get to spend a few extra minutes listening to music or the news, accepting that there is absolutely nothing you can do about the traffic.

Build resiliency.

Resiliency is the ability to adapt to stressful and/or negative situations and losses. Experts recommend these key ways to build yours:

  • Maintain good relationships with family and friends.
  • Accept that change is a part of life.
  • Take action on problems rather than just hoping they disappear or waiting for them to resolve themselves.
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the following is from Bipolar Lives

 

There is one study involving humans. This found some effectiveness in the treatment of alcoholism. However, it did not examine effectiveness for bipolar disorder or treating symptoms of depression or anxiety.

There are three other fascinating and very promising studies, but these were based on rats.

One rat study found no difference between LiOr and conventional lithium carbonate.

However, another rat study found greater uptake of LiOr compared to conventional lithium carbonate. This provided evidence that LiOr could be a very effective medication and why the low doses available in the LiOr products for sale on the Internet and in health food stores may be of benefit.

The final rat study found very adverse impact on kidneys compared to conventional lithium carbonate. This led the researchers to conclude: It seems inadvisable to use lithium orotate for the treatment of patients.

This is the study that has done most to damage the reputation of lithium orotate. But critics of this study point out that the amount of LiOr injected into the rats was relatively huge – the whole point being that only small doses are required to get the same benefits as with lithium carbonate, so there is no need to test using the same (large) amounts!

Lithium orotate and anxiety disorder

Along with being bipolar (symptoms of depression AND mania), I suffer from crippling panic attacks.

Reminder

I would love to hear that LiOr really does work, especially where anxiety is concerned.

This panic has been a long standing problem for me – it feels like I am choking and often makes it impossible for me to eat because I become convinced that I cannot swallow.

ANYTHING that claims to help with anxiety gets my attention!

The reason I educated myself on this topic was because of the claims being made about the various products using this “natural” alternative and anxiety disorder.

Is Dr Phelps correct that LiOr could be worth trying? My dilemma is that I already take lithium carbonate and I don’t know how to take both without messing up my doses and lithium levels. It will be hard to find a doctor to supervise your experimenting with LiOr or help you safely integrate with existing meds.

If you do try LiOR, DO NOT EXCEED the recommended dose!

Articles in support of LiOr

I recently found 3 articles that express positive views, although I present them with a caution. Although all 3 of these articles have been at least co-authored by medical doctors, there does appear to be a financial incentive involved in promoting LiOr. So with that in mind . . .

The Misunderstood Mineral Part 1 by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. (Reprinted From Nutrition and Healing).

The Misunderstood Mineral Part 2 by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. (Reprinted From Nutrition and Healing).

Lithium Orotate: The Unique Safe Mineral with Multiple Uses by Ward Dean, M.D. and Jim English.

Bottom line

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Taking Lithium orotate in the recommended doses appears to be safe and side effect free. Some respected experts like Dr Phelps are cautiously supportive. Just make sure you stick with a well known and reputable
brand. These products are not FDA regulated so you may not be getting a product that is pure or contains the stated amounts.

Since 2009 I have received over 90 comments from readers on their experiences with LiOr. These were 80% positive.

Many claim this form of natural lithium has greatly helped them with symptoms of depression, mania, anxiety, and panic attacks. BUT I DO NOT TAKE LITHIUM OROTATE! I want to take it and have (briefly) tried it with seemingly positive results. However, I simply cannot get past the lack of support and supervision from the medical profession. Please – proceed with caution.

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The following is from cheeseslave.com about health and many topics to help you

Many people think they can avoid fluoride by just using fluoride-free toothpaste. However, fluoride isn’t just in toothpaste. Almost all of the beverages sold in stores and restaurants are made with tap water. People who drink those beverages ingest a fair amount of added fluoride.

We consume fluoride and are exposed to fluoride dangers from the following sources:

Toothpaste with fluoride
Baby formula
Foods cooked in fluoride
Canned soup, or soup in restaurants
Mechanically deboned chicken (i.e. chicken nuggets)
Food cooked in Teflon cookware
Soda pop and soft drinks
Fruit juice (unless it is fresh-squeezed at home)
Beer and wine (unless they are imported from Europe or other areas that don’t fluoridate the water)
Coffee (if made with fluoridated water)
Tea (all tea is naturally high in fluoride, even organic tea)
Kombucha (kombucha is made from tea)
Packaged and processed foods
Anesthetics
Fluoridated salt
Cigarettes

FLUORIDE DANGERS #1. ACCUMULATION OF FLUORIDE IN THE BODY

Fluoride accumulates in the body. Healthy adult kidneys excrete 50 to 60% of the fluoride ingested each day (Marier & Rose 1971). Any remaining fluoride accumulates in the body, typically in the bones and pineal gland (Luke 1997, 2001). Babies and children excrete less fluoride from their kidneys and absorb up to 80% of ingested fluoride into their bones (Ekstrand 1994). The concentration of fluoride in the bones increases over a lifetime (NRC 2006).

FLUORIDE DANGERS #2. FLUORIDE AND BOTTLE-FED BABIES

Bottle-fed babies receive the highest doses of fluoride. Since they have a liquid diet, formula-fed babies have the highest exposure to fluoride. Infant exposure to fluoridated water has been repeatedly found to be a major risk factor for developing dental fluorosis later in life (Marshall 2004; Hong 2006; Levy 2010). As a result, dental researchers have recommended that parents of newborns not use fluoridated water when reconstituting formula (Ekstrand 1996; Pendrys 1998; Fomon 2000; Brothwell 2003; Marshall 2004).

The American Dental Association (ADA), the biggest advocates of fluoridation, sent a November 6, 2006 email alert to its members advising that parents should make baby formula with “low or no-fluoride water.”

We will continue to visit about fluoride in the water.

 

Does YOUR city put poison fluoride in the water.  Get them to take it out.

 

 

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Our spirit seems to be pretty fragile at different times in our life.  It may be

when we are going through grief, loss of a loved one, a divorce, many

reasons that our Spirit can not be what we would like.

 

Our spirit holds each of us together – because our spirit is so connected to

our bodies and mental state it should be at a high level at all times.  But, if

your spirit is like mine it is not.

 

Being productive, staying positive, being kind and compassionate of others,

having joy, being thankful and grateful everyday is what makes our lives

meaningful like Dr. Viktor Frankl has said many years ago.  That is his

theory on life, there are many other theories to follow – Freud and being

sexually happy, Adler – control and power thing.

Each of us has to decide how to spiritually be during our adult years.

Caring for our self and others and doing unto others as you want them to

do unto you.

It is simple

it is easy

It has a conscious

it is forgiving

it is loving

it is joy

it is happy

it is the thought we each think

 

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