Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another Reason to Skip Diet Drinks

Drinking diet soda is linked to depression? And drinking coffee may keep you happier? Yes, according the results from a National Institutes of Health study. The study evaluated beverage consumption (teas, fruit punch, soda, diet teas, coffee...) of over 264,000 adults (ages 50 to 71) from 1995-1996. The researchers then went back to that same group ten years later to ask about how many had been diagnosed with depression? The answer: 11,311 had been diagnosed.

What was striking about the results is: Those who had 4 or more sodas per day were 30-percent more likely to have depression. Those who had 4 or more cans of fruit punch per day were 36-percent more likely to develop depression. The biggest risk of depression was among those drinking diet soda, diet teas or other artificially sweetened beverages. Those that had 4 or more cups of coffee per day had a 10-percent lower risk of developing depression.

The bottom-line: replace sugary and artificially sweetened drinkings with unsweetened options like:
- water
- plain coffee or tea
- decaf herbal teas
- water
- mineral water
- seltzer water

The results of the study will be officially presented in March 2013 at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Avocado juice recipes healthy good for diet losing weight

Avocado juice recipes healthy good for diet losing weightAvocado juice recipes healthy good for diet losing weight
On this diet weight loss program, avocado juice should be made without adding sugar and milk into it, because if you add in with sugar and milk are not able to streamline the body but instead it will make the fat, because fat is not bad from avocados but from sugar and milk. Sweet so we can add it with honey, because honey is also good for the health of our bodies. recipes healthy, this is healthy food good for losing weight and for diet program.
Benefits and efficacy of avocado juice. in the 100 grams of avocado fruit contained about 300-400 IU of vitamin An and about 165 micrograms of carotene . Besides vitamin An in the avocado also contained a B vitamin that plays a very important role in the metabolism process, another case with vitamin C as an immune enhancer, vitamin C content of avocados about 14 mg per 100 grams of avocado fruit. While vitamin E may treat the skin such as skin tightening and inhibiting wrinkles.

Mixture of vitamins An and E can be useful to smooth the skin, tighten, making the skin supple, and drop wrinkles on the face so it looks fresh and youthful, while the combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, potassium and manganese make avocados good for maintaining healthy skin and hair. With the presence of folic acid and vitamin B, as well as other B vitamins, avocado ideal to stimulate the formation of collagen tissue.
Avocados can prevent strokes and heart attacks. This is due to the monounsaturated fat in avocado juice. These good fats can lowers bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol is needed by our body. Even a study conducted in Queensland, Australia, found that eating have to one-half of an avocado a day can beat low-fat diet that aims to lower the cholesterol the body. Given these findings we do not have to worry anymore drink avocado juice. Fat in avocados include unsaturated fats that do not make us fat and do not lead to high cholesterol. So that the stroke and heart attack can be avoided.

Opinion that said drink avocado juice can make our body fat is very counter to the study of the journal Diabetes Care, which revealed a person consuming the diet with monounsaturated fats can burn body fat, especially the abdomen. High blood sugar levels can store fat around the belly and hips.

An avocado has 114 micrograms of folic acid. This amount is enough to meet the 30% need of folic acid for pregnant women. Requirement of folic acid recommended for pregnant women every day, about 600 micrograms, 500 micrograms of breastfeeding mothers, as well as adult women 400 micrograms

Avocado juice recipes healthy
1 ripe avocado, peeled
1.5 glasses of fresh milk
2 tbsp of palm sugar melted with 2 tbsp of water
A pinch of salt
Melt 2 tbsp of palm sugar with 2 tbsp of water
Blend all ingredients
Pour the creamy avocado juice into 2 glasses of water.

juice nutrition facts
Amounts per 1 cup, pureed (230g)
Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
Total Fat 35.4g 55%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 24%
Monounsaturated Fat 22.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.2 g

Total Omega-3 fatty acids 253mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids 3886mg

nutritiondata. fruit juice benefits

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another Study About the Safety Concerns of Energy Drinks

A news article published today by USA Today reports that a recent study of emergency rooms across the country have seen an increase of energy drink related health problems - doubling the amount seen in just four years! 

Please take time to read "ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007." Because of this article, I felt it was a good time to review a previous post about energy drinks and how they can be confused with sports drinks. 

Sports drinks vs. energy drinks: Energy drinks are NOT the same as sports drinks. A sports drink is designed to replace water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes during training and competition, and it usually contains no caffeine. An energy drink, on the other hand, has a blend of caffeine and other ingredients including taurine, guarana, and glucuronolactone*^ that are used as stimulants on the central nervous system.

Safety concerns associated with over-consumption of energy drinks: Energy drinks can be dangerous because the amount of caffeine varies greatly by brand, with some having the caffeine content equivalent to 14 cans of soda^. Although it may be easy to attribute all of the negative effects to caffeine, the effect of combining certain stimulants is still unclear and requires more research.

A disturbing trend has emerged where energy drinks are mixed with alcohol.This poses serious potential health consequences when the energy drink masks the effect of alcohol. Of course, athletes should also keep in mind that excessive alcohol consumption is dangerous, unhealthy and can negate some of the postive effects of training.

* Higgins JP, Tuttle TD, Higgins CL. Energy beverages: content and safety. Mayo Clin Proc. Nov 2010;85(11):1033-1041.
^ Sports drinks and energy drinks for children and adolescents: are they appropriate? Pediatrics. Jun 2011;127(6):1182-1189.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Energy Booster Smoothie

Quick Energy Boost Healthy Smoothie

1 beet root
1 apple
1 frozen banana
1 ½ cups coconut water (or plain water)
2 tbs flax seed
1 whole egg (optional for additional protein)
4-6 ice cubes (optional)

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Benefits GUAVA FRUIT for Diarrhea Dysentery

Benefits GUAVA FRUIT for Diarrhea Dysentery
Guava fruit health benefits. When you have diarrhea, everything that goes in, comes out. When drinking lots of water or coconut juice our body can maintain the water it needs. Also eating rice porridge can help slow the diarrhea down, helping you keep the water and nutrients that your body needs.

RECIPES Materials needed: a cup with a hole, guava leaves, pot, stove, drinking water, spoon, cups to serve.

There are two things you can do to help heal diarrhea. First, drink lots of water or, even better, coconut milk. Second, make medicine from guava leaves.  Take a handful of fresh guava leaves and rinse them in clean water.  Chop the leaves.  Boil them in about two cups of water with a pinch of salt, strain and cool.  You can keep the leaves in the water for hours ahead of drinking.  The medicine is stronger if

the leaves are allowed to soak into the tea for several hours.  Drink half a cup every three hours as needed for diarrhea.  This will slow the diarrhea down and give you more energy.  If the diarrhea continues for more than two days, has blood, has mucus, or occurs over five times in an hour, you should see a doctor
Guava and the guava tree have lots of medicines that can be used to treat sickness.  Do you know of other sicknesses that can be treated with guava or the guava tree?  Ripe guava can be eaten when you are constipated to help you have a bowel movement. When you have a toothache or painful gums, you can place washed leaves in your mouth on the sore spot. Chew the leaf a little bit to release the medicine into the painful tooth or gum. guava fruit juice

Monday, January 7, 2013

Getting SMART about New Year's Resolutions

The New Year is just 7 days old and already resolutions are being broken. So what can you do to help keep your resolutions on track?  Don’t make a resolution, make a SMART goal.  SMART is an acronym that stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic/relevant and time-bound.  Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are “getting fit” or “losing weight”, but these resolutions are nothing more than great ideas if you don’t have a plan in place to help you achieve your goals. 

Before we even get to the goal setting, grab a pen and some paper and write it down. Writing down your goals will accomplish a few of things.  First, it will make your goal more real.  Better yet, write down your goal and hang it somewhere so you see it every day to reinforce your motivation to change.  Second, writing down your goal and the steps you’re going to take to get there will make it a less overwhelming and less frustrating process. Finally, have a plan laid out and accomplishing one thing at a time will help you stay focused, keep you on track and make you more successful.

Be specific
The most common mistake people make is using broad statements as goals. Phrases like “I want to lose weight” or “I want to get healthier” don’t tell us anything about what you are going to do lose weight or get healthy.   You are more likely to achieve your goal if they are well-defined and focused.

Make it measurable
Setting a goal with no measurable outcome is like a football game with no one keeping score.  You don’t know what the outcome of the game is because there was no way to measure it.  The same is true for goal setting; if you don’t have a measurable outcome you are less likely to be successful.  So play the numbers game.  Attaching numbers to you goal gives you a concrete way to track your progress.

Is it Attainable?
Far too often people set goals beyond their reach by asking and expecting too much of themselves.  No goal is attainable without a schedule or the steps in place that you are planning to take.  So how are you going to achieve you goal? Maybe you are going to walk during lunch twice a week or maybe instead of your typical afternoon snack of a large peppermint mocha with extra whip you’re going to swap it out for apple slices with 1 tablespoon of peanut and a glass of water.  Whatever steps you are going to take write them down as part of your schedule. You are more likely to go for that walk if you have carved time out of your day to do.

Is it Realistic?
Some examples of unrealistic goals include losing 10 pounds in a week and becoming a vegan overnight. If you set goals like this you are setting yourself up to fail.  This can also be a good time to look at your short-term and long-term goals.  If your long-term goal is to become a vegan than start by examining why you want to make that lifestyle change and educating yourself on what the vegan diet entails.  Being honest with yourself if important too.  If you know that you will never give up cheese perhaps veganism isn’t for you.

This goes back to the numbers game.  Give yourself a time-frame for achieving not only your overall goal but each step along the way.  It is important to be specific and realistic about the time it is going to take you to achieve your goals. 

So what exactly does a SMART goal look like?  Let’s take a look at a resolution vs. a SMART goal.

SMART goal:  I am going to lose 25 pounds with a goal of losing 1-2 pounds per week for the next 6 months by walking for 40 minutes at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdasy and eating fruits and vegetables for my afternoon and evening snacks. 

See the difference?  You could probably even go a step further and specify what types of fruits and vegetables you plan to eat as a snack.  A few words of advice:

Don’t get upset by setbacks – change is a process and you are only human.  The best thing you can do is try to figure out why you slipped up what you can do to stop it from happening again.  Be POSTIVE, even in the face of setbacks.

Be flexible – if you are finding that a part of your plan isn’t working that ok!  This is a process of trial and error.  Making tweaks to your plan is important because it makes it a more doable plan for you.

Get someone else involved – Many people find that it is hard to make big changes alone. It is totally ok if you need help.  The important part is that you ask for it.  Find a running buddy to help motivate you to reach your fitness goals or enlist the help of a professional, like a registered dietitian to achieve your nutrition goals.  Getting help and creating a support system is a great way to help you be more successful.

Eisenstadt, Lisa.  (2011). 6 ways to actually keep your new year’s resolution. Forbes Magazine.  Available from

Geithner, C., Albert, J., & Vincent, J. (2007).  Personal balance:  Its importance and how to achieve it.  ACSMS Health and Fitness Journal, 11(1), 7-14.

Guest blogger: Chelsea Rambo, USD Dietetic Intern

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Right how to Drink Fruit Juice

 The Right how to Drink Fruit Juice
nzyme in the saliva mixed with juice
Your right to make juice. Juice should not be taken for granted, be swallowed immediately, and into the stomach. Abdominal we do not have the ability to quickly pull the element that is in the juice. Stomach enzymes require a lot of processing to allow the running perfectly and quickly. If not then the juice will continue to be passed into the large intestine along with all of the nutrients that are still left in it. Becomes redundant and it is necessary to know how best to drink juice. The Right how to Drink Fruit Juice

Juice drink slow and steady manner. Enter a sip into your mouth, let it abide in the mouth for 5-15 seconds so that there is an enzyme in the saliva mixed with juice, then swallowed. Thus, to drink a glass of juice, it should be at least 2-3 minutes. This is a good way. This is almost the same as those who drank wine (wine). Juice should also be taken before the main meal, not vice versa. Say half an hour or an hour before lunch or dinner, you can drink the juice, not after. This is necessary so that when you drink juice, enzymes in the mouth and stomach are still widely available, so the juice can be processed well, not mixed with other foods. juice health facts

How to make JUICE from fresh fruit

how to make JUICE from fresh fruit
The simplest way is to squeeze out the water earlier material. In order to remove the liquid of this plant may be necessary tool that can push water from the plant to the exit. But it turns out the majority of the tools are said to be a good juicer was not his performance. Juicer is sold in stores is generally high rotating juicer, where the blade spins horizontally at high speed.

Juicer good is wringer with low rotation. Usually these tools are one or two rotating lever that flushed vegetables (single screw or twin screw juicer slow rotation). This tool separates water and waste (pulp). In the grounds there is still water, nutrients, and enzymes that can still be processed in machine milking. Some juicer combining these two tools. Press equipment is not always necessary, but for people with this illness is recommended because the last milking it contains a number of enzymes that are good for sick people.

At high rotating juicer uses centrifugal knife, an enzyme in the liquid will die because of the emergence of electromagnetic juicer on the wall and a knife. Hence juice quality will decline. Vitamins are still there, but the enzyme is much decreased. The result will be much different, especially for a particular treatment or care. Juice the "bad" will not show a "healing reaction" to the wearer.

Juice should not be mixed with water or added to ice. If you want to cool, put it in the fridge. Juice also not be allowed to stay overnight before drinking. Try to drink a maximum of 2 hours after it was created, or a maximum of 4 hours if put in the refrigerator. If longer than the time before, the enzyme is dead and you only consume fruit juice with vitamin alone. Properties less than 50% of it should be. juice health facts

Advanced Muscle Integration Technique — A Remarkably Effective Treatment for Muscle Injuries and Pain

By Dr. Mercola
The chiropractic profession contains some of the most profoundly innovative physicians that I am aware of, and Dr. Craig Buhler is one of them. His work focuses on the interrelationships between muscle function, range of motion, and restriction that contributes to pain. In 2002, he established the Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) in a clinic in Utah, where I've seen him as a patient.
One of the reasons that motivated me to see him is his phenomenal success in treating world-class professional and Olympic athletes, and helping them improve their performance.
I first became aware of Dr. Buhler's work through Jeff Hays, the producer of the film Doctored, which was recently released. Dr. Buhler and I are both featured in the film but he was actually one of the major inspirations for the film.
Dr. Buhler was the chiropractic physician for the professional basketball team Utah Jazz for 26 years. And as a result of his techniques, the team had the lowest player missed games due to injury (PMGI) rate in the NBA — 61 player-missed games due to injury within a 20-year long span, compared to the league average of 171 in the same timeframe.
"'Then, between 2001 and 2006 when I stopped having access to the players, we had the most rapid increase in PMGI rates in the league in the 25-year period,' he says. 'It validates what happens when you use the technique that I've developed and integrate it with good quality medical and training care.'"
As someone who is passionate about exercise, I'm particularly excited about Dr. Buhler's methods, because, invariably, when you participate in an aggressive exercise program you're bound to become injured at some point. Injuries and resulting chronic pain is also what typically ends a professional athlete's career, and it can certainly put a damper on anyone's quality of life.

History of the AMI Technique

How the AMIT therapy was developed is an interesting story in and of itself. It began with Dr. George Goodheart, a chiropractic physician from Detroit, Michigan, who developed a technique called applied kinesiology, and Dr. Allan Beardall, also a chiropractor.
"Dr. Goodheart discovered the relationships between organs and glands, muscles, and the vertebral levels in the spine,"Dr. Buhler explains. "Dr. Allan Beardall studied with Goodheart. Allan was nationally ranked distance runner, so he treated a lot of elite distance runners. Dr. Beardall found that elite athletes would come in with various types of injuries, and he would apply the chiropractic techniques he learned and the applied kinesiology techniques that he learned.A lot of the conditions got better, but others didn't. Or they'd get better until the athlete stressed themselves working out, and then they'd breakdown again. He said, 'You know, there's got to be a reason why they breakdown.'"
Dr. Beardall launched into an in-depth clinical research project, in which he studied the available chiropractic techniques to determine where, when and why they worked, or did not work. Then, he added acupuncture into the mix, which brought it to a whole new level.
"He defined eight reflex systems for 310 muscles in the body. At that time, Goodheart had discovered four reflexes for about 85 muscles," Dr. Buhler says. "Allan took Dr. Goodheart's work and expanded it dramatically. He redefined anatomy.
We defined divisions to muscle. Like the quadriceps: they are considered four muscles, but in reality there are 12 divisions to those complex muscle systems. He had developed ways of isolating and testing those muscles, so we could go through [a person] and isolate every single muscle in their body to determine whether they're neurologically and proprioceptively intact or not. We can find areas of instability, which show us where a person's vulnerabilities to injuries are, and that allows us to predict where injuries will occur."

Getting to the Root of the Problem is the Hallmark of any Successful Therapy

One of the reasons why Dr. Buhler's AMIT therapy is so profound is because it integrates so many effective techniques. Essentially, it incorporates the most effective techniques from chiropractic or acupuncture and other modalities for any given problem or area of your body.
One of the key discoveries was that if your muscle is overloaded beyond its ability to handle the stress placed upon it, either due to lack of conditioning or trauma, a couple of different things occur: Either you may tear the tissue, and/or your nervous system will deactivate the muscle through a series of reflexes called proprioceptors.
Your muscle system and nervous system relate to each other from within tiny muscle fibers called spindle cells, which monitor stretch. If your muscle is overloaded too rapidly, the spindle cells will temporarily inhibit the muscle. The next time you contract the muscle, it will fire again. Similarly, cells within your tendons called Golgi tendon organs also measure and monitor stretch. If your tendon is stretched too rapidly or exceeds its integrity, the Golgi tendon organs will temporarily inhibit the muscle. But the next time the muscle fires, it will again fire appropriately.
"But there's a fail-safe system," Dr. Buhler explains. "It's where the tendon attaches into the periosteum of the bone and the little fibers there are called Sharpey's fibers. Those fibers are loaded with little receptors that monitor tension. And if the integrity of those fibers are exceeded, they inhibit the muscle, just like a circuit breaker would inhibit an electrical circuit.
Once that happens, the muscle will still fire under passive range of motion. But if you load the muscle, it gives way. If you continue to load the muscle, your body creates pain at the attachment points to protect you. What the central nervous system does at that point is compute an adaptive strategy by throwing stress into the muscle next to it. Other tissues begin to take on more of the load for the muscle that's been injured."
When other tissues and muscles take over to protect the injured site, this adaptation "locks" into your neurology, which leads to altered or adapted movement patterns. Essentially, it alters how you move and use your body. While this takes stress off the injured muscle, allowing it to heal, the adapted muscle is at a mechanical disadvantage, making it more prone to injury. So that muscle then becomes the next site of injury. This can set into motion a vicious cycle of progressive injuries, cascading out from the original source.
Dr. Buhler echoes my own sentiments when he says that getting to the core problem is essential, as treating the adaptation, the symptom, will never allow for recovery. When you focus on the root of the problem, you can achieve dramatic change and healing Now, when a muscle has become neurologically and/or proprioceptively inhibited due to injury, it loses its ability to inhibit its antagonist, so the antagonist muscle remains tight through all planes of motion and never completely releases. A typical example of this is chronic hamstring problems, which is the result of the quadriceps becoming inhibited. 

"When people come in with hamstring problems, invariably, I find a group of the quadriceps shut down," Dr. Buhler says. "Once I reactivate [the quadriceps muscle], they get off the table, the hamstrings are clear, and they no longer have problems with tight hamstrings."

Description of a Typical AMIT Session

A typical AMIT session begins with taking an in-depth case history — when and how the injury occurred, along with your health and medical history. This provides insight into the potential "layering" or cascade effect caused by your original injury, and the potential sources of your problem. At this point the patient's central nervous system is assessed by evaluating the atlas/axis/occiput complex, which is the upper part of your spine that affects the brain stem of your central nervous system directly. Next, a full assessment of basic muscle function is done, which also helps establish the functionality of your central nervous system. As explained by Dr. Buhler, starting from your head, each muscle is isolated to determine its neurological integrity. This is done using a form of muscle testing.
"I'm not testing for strength, which would be seen in break testing and which a lot of physical therapists and chiropractors do. What I'm looking for is the tonal quality of that muscle," Dr. Buhler explains.
Next comes the actual therapy process, which he refers to as an "innate guided systems approach." What this means is that your body creates symptoms, such as pain, as a way of communicating that there's a problem.
"We've learned through our conditioning that we just ignore the pain, or we take a medication to suppress the pain, which is no more than saying to the body, 'Shut up. I don't want to hear about it,' which allows the problem to become more advanced," he says. "When you take anti-inflammatories and pain pills for a condition that you're dealing with athletically, all that you do is set the body up for more damage, because you override the protective mechanism of your body. This approach honors your body, listens to your body, and uses symptoms as a communication system."
The therapy is designed to reactivate the muscle and re-establish pain free motion. Once function and range of motion has been reestablished, yoga or some other form of training program designed to strengthen the previously inhibited muscle can bring you to a whole new level of performance. Naturally, this is particularly valuable for professional athletes.
"We've dropped the time of a 5,000-meter speed skater by a minute and a half, simply by clearing the calf muscles and the quadriceps. That was accomplished in 24 hours," Dr. Buhler says. "And we've increased vertical jump on a basketball player by seven inches in 24 hours, simply by reactivating the quads and the calf muscles. That's staggering. That's unheard of. But it's an example of what happens when you reactivate and reinitialize those muscles back into the nervous system. It's pretty dramatic."

An Example of How AMIT Can Work "Like Magic"

A good example of how Dr. Buhler's method can achieve results akin to "miracle," is the technique he uses for sprained ankles, an injury caused by a sudden sideways or twisting movement of your foot. Typically, a severely sprained ankle can take you out of commission for several weeks. Dr. Buhler's manipulation technique can often get you back on your feet in a matter of minutes. There are three grades of severe ankle sprain.
  • Grade 1: Overstretched ligament
  • Grade 2: Slight partial ligament tear
  • Grade 3: Complete ligament tear
According to Dr. Buhler, grade 1and 2 sprained ankles are "an easy fix." Unfortunately, the standard medical approach is to keep weight off the ankle for at least a week, using crutches. The second week, standard treatment typically includes some passive range of motion therapy. After that, you slowly start rehabilitating with more aggressive therapy. Recovery can take four to six weeks.
Dr. Buhler's model looks at this type of injury in a wholly different light. An inversion sprain, which is the most common, occurs when the talus bone — the top bone in your ankle — rotates and the heel bone counter-rotates. This causes the long bone on the outside of your ankle called the fibula to drop inferior and shift backwards at the attachment in your knee. That changes the dynamic of your joint mechanoreceptors, causing severe pain when you put any weight on the joints.
"The lateral stabilizers to the ankle muscle become inhibited because of the trauma. They no longer fire to support the joint. Every time you take a step, you're stepping and weight-bearing on a joint that's distorted and unstable, and your body automatically creates pain to protect you," Dr. Buhler explains. "You get the swelling, because the capillary hemorrhages. Your body again is having to deal with the inflammatory process and needs to begin the healing process."
To address this, the technique calls for adjusting the ankle mortise back into alignment, so the joint tracks properly. He then resets the lateral stabilizer muscles with a specific reflex method. In the beginning, when the muscles are challenged, they will be weak and painful. But, once they've been activated, upon retesting they are once again solid and pain free, and can withstand weight bearing.
"Now, when the athlete or the patient gets off the table and begins to walk, the first step is painful, the second step is less painful, and each subsequent step they take is less and less painful, to where they can run back and forth in the clinic without any pain. That way, walking and running actually becomes therapeutic, because you're stimulating the lymphatic drainage system," he says.

Summary of the Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT)

As explained by Dr. Buhler, each muscle in your body has the following points or reflexes that relate to it. All of these points or reflexes must be stimulated. When a muscle is inhibited, the corresponding reflexes will become painful.
  • One acupuncture point
  • Vascular point
  • Lymphatic point
  • Two organ or gland reflex points
  • Origin and insertion of the muscle
  • Spindle cells
In addition there are three vertebra in the spine, two of which are reactive that need to be adjusted. Dr. Buhler explains the process of testing and treating the muscle using these reflex points:
"'A person will wake up one morning with pain in their elbow, and it really hurts. They don't remember hitting themselves, but it's painful. They go to the doctor. They're diagnosed with epicondylitis or tennis elbow, and prescribed an anti-inflammatory. Well, that point may be an acupuncture point related to a muscle in the opposite knee,' Dr. Buhler says. "As we go through the therapy and we stimulate those reflex points, they are quite painful. People are kind of shocked at the fact that I can precisely isolate those painful spots. 'How did you know I hurt there? I've been hurting there for six weeks, and you nailed it,' they'll say. You go through that process of reactivating all those reflexes, and then you go back and retest the muscle for function. It's not a comfortable procedure, but it's effective."

Other Techniques Integrated into Dr. Buhler's Therapy

Dr. Buhler also integrates other techniques and modalities into his work, such as:
  • The Nasal Specific Technique: Developed by the late Dr. Stober, a dual-licensed naturopathic physician and chiropractic physician who practiced in Portland, Oregon. The technique is based on manipulation of your skull sutures. They claim the bones of your skull fuse, but this is incorrect. Your cranium actually expands and rotates with each breath, and this movement is tied into your cerebral spinal fluid.
  • Dr. Stober used the technique in the treatment of children with Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, sinus problems, migraine headaches, concussions, and Meniere's disease. The technique involves inserting a small balloon, the size of your little finger, into the nasal passage, where it is inflated and released a number of times on each side. This tends to expand your cranium from the inside out, unlocking those suture lines, and reestablishing the cranial mechanism.
  • Network Spinal Analysis: Developed by Donny Epstein, this technique involves toggling and adjusting your atlas with very light-contact adjustment.
  • Epstein's position is that when you experience emotional stress and trauma, your central nervous system goes into a state of contraction. Surrounding your brain and spinal cord is the meningeal system. This tissue is attached via tiny ligaments called dentate ligaments to the base of your spine and upper cervical spine. In response to emotional stress and trauma, the meningeal system contracts, pulling those dentate ligaments, which can distort the vertebra from inside your spinal canal.
    Regular meningeal adjustments aren't as effective to address this kind of distortion. But what Epstein discovered was that by lightly holding specific points on the sacrum and different parts of the spine, the central nervous system begins to release that meningeal tension.

More Information

To learn more, see Dr. Buhler's website, It includes information on each of the techniques, along with testimonials from the likes of John Stockton, Picabo Street and others. There, you can also find a list of providers around the United States that have been trained in these techniques.
Unfortunately there are only a dozen clinicians across the country who are trained in his technique, but Dr. Buhler is planning on training more clinicians in the near future.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Diet Do's and Don'ts

Here are some dieting do's and dont's to get your New Year started, watch the tips that I shared with Bridge Street today in Central NY.

Which one blender or juicer machine

Both juicing and blending give you a huge shot of dense nutrition that your body will absorb like a sponge. There are some important differences, but the main thing is that it isn’t a contest – both make a valuable contribution to a raw food lifestyle, though in different ways.

“Raw vegetable juices…are digested and assimilated within 10 to 15 minutes after we drink them and they are used almost entirely in the nourishment and regeneration of the cells and tissues, glands and organs of the body. In this case the result is obvious, as the entire process of digestion and assimilation is completed with a maximum degree of speed and efficiency, and with a minimum of effort on the part of the digestive system.”
 - Norman Walker, "Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices", pg 9

Juicing is designed to extract as much densely packed nutrition from vegetables as possible by removing all the fiber (pulp). This makes it faster and easier for your body to assimilate all this nutrition without activating your digestive system. When you have fiber in a meal, or even a smoothie, it can take hours to digest and absorb. But with fresh raw juices your body can do the same job in minutes!

Of course, there is nothing wrong with fiber – it is an essential part of a raw food diet. You have to eat food! Juicing is only one tool you need in a raw food lifestyle to assure yourself of getting the high nutritional density a raw food diet needs to b successful. But it isn’t a replacement for eating real food. In addition,  juicing is ideal for cleansing and detoxification as well as for people with very sensitive digestive systems that may be sensitive to a high fiber raw food diet when the first start.
The benefits of zero fiber means juicing is easy on your digestive system, so is often used for juice "feasts" or fasts as a method to gently cleanse and detox the body while giving the digestive system a rest.  Smoothies and drinks made with blenders don't do that. A high powered blender like the Vitamix or Blendtec cracks open the cellular wall of your fruits or veggies, releasing all the nutrients and making them easier to assimilate – but it is much more lick eating a meal since you still have all the fiber and other ingredients in the smoothie.  You get better assimilation, but not the concentrated nutritional density of juice because you couldn't ever get as much food into a Blendtec or Vitamix as you get when you make just one glass of juice.  For example, a typical juice recipe for me includes:

    2 carrots
    5 large kale leaves
    1/2 a bunch of parsley
    1 large cucumber
    8 large stalks of celery
    1 knob of ginger

You could never eat this much all at once if you had to thoroughly chew it. Blending it would include a lot but still no where near as much. 

I use my Blendtec regularly to make smoothies almost every morning instead of breakfast. This is part of my Fast, Easy 75% Raw Food Strategy. The way that works is based on the fact that (with snacks counting as one meal) we normally eat 4 meals a day. So if you have 2 raw meals plus raw snacks you are automatically a 75% raw foodist! To make that easy I usually have a smoothie every morning, a big salad for lunch or dinner, all raw food snacks and then anything I want for dinner (within reason of course).

I use my juicer to occasionally replace meals when I want to lose a little weight, for a quick pick me up or during a fast – even a one-day fast. Finally, sometimes you want a smoothie with all the fiber to help "chimney sweep" the colon. Juice has no fiber so doesn't cleanse the colon at all. So both are good, ,but if I had to start with one I would start with a Blendtec or Vitamix because it is much easier to start a raw food program with smoothies than juices.

It is important to remember that even fresh, raw juices are highly concentrated, processed foods - only you did the processing yourself. So when you make fresh juice you are concentrating whatever is in the fruits or vegetables, from the vitamins and minerals (good) to the sugar (bad)!  Of course, we all know that fruits are loaded with of sugar, but even fresh raw vegetable juice can be high in sugar – especially non-greens like carrots or beets. 

The reason you have to be careful about making juices too sweet is that they can elevate your blood sugar, which is a problem for anyone with blood-sugar issues like diabetes or hypoglycemia. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with hypoglycemia or diabetes you could have subtle symptoms that aren’t yet diagnosable from decades of eating processed foods that always have added sugar in them!  If you have known blood sugar issues please talk with your medical professional before you start juicing.

It is easy to forget that both smoothies and juices are processed FOOD and quickly chug them down like water. But you must always remember when enjoying juicers or smoothies to “drink your solids and chew your liquids.” Because digestion actually begins in the mouth, it is best to chew your smoothies and juices to thoroughly mix them with the digestive enzymes in your stomach. Neglecting this can cause imperfect absorption, or even gas and bloating.rawfoodlife juice health facts

Best time and SCHEDULE to drink fruit juice

Essentially there is no timetable for drinking juice. You can drink juice anytime and as many times as you like. Just try to eat a heavy meal before his time. For those accustomed to only drink one or two glasses a day, preferably taken before meals so that absorption of the enzyme effectively. Especially for doing coffee enema, it is recommended to drink 1-2 glasses of juice immediately after the enema, because there electrolit in the blood is wasted during the enema and need to be replaced by juice. For the treatment of cancer patients with GT, for "full protocol" patients need to drink 13 glasses of water every day, an average glass every hour. For those who did not complete the protocol number can be adjusted, of course, lower. Gerson Therapy for the treatment, the amount of fruits and vegetables (organic) needed very much, and it took extra effort just to make her juice. Strenuous enough. Read for diet

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Benefits of JUICE is Better than To Eat fruit Raw

Benefits of JUICE is Better than To Eat fruit RawWhat are the benefits of drinking raw fruit and vegetable juices vs eating the whole foodsWhat are the benefits of drinking raw fruit and vegetable juices vs eating the whole foods. Actually, in general it is best to take it all in person. Juice is only required for the practical course. Just imagine, for cancer patients, treatment requires taking the GT 13 cups (200 ml size) every day. This is equivalent to drinking about 3 liters of juice. When you have to eat, juice is equivalent to 9 pounds of fruit or vegetables every day. Clearly not possible to do. Because of that material was milked his juice and drink to ease. Read to make Fruit

There is another reason why it makes juice is better than eating right. In this particular case, also made with juice squeezed fruit with high pressure in order that additional enzym2 in the flesh of the fruit out and can be utilized in the body. Usually inserted into the fruit juicer, while the waste is then pressed again to take additional juice using high-powered press tool (1 ton press). When the fruit eaten just like that, a number of enzymes and content of fruits / vegetables was not able to get out just to get into the blood and eventually wasted. Though this enzyme is usually "therapeutic" and is needed by humans. Usefulness juicer is to issue this enzyme.

Choose good fruit TO Make Juice

Choose good fruit TO Make Juice
Choosing your fruit for juice wisely. Basically all fruits and vegetables can be used to make juice, as long as it does not contain fat (fruit advocado) or substances that can cause irritation and allergies (pineapple, strawberries and other berries, but if not allergic can still be consumed). Materials used are raw, not cooked. Use organic and natural ingredients are not contaminated by the toxic substance or pesticide. Especially for people who are sick, try not to give food contaminated by pesticides and harmful chemicals. For example, cancer patients tend to be more sensitive to pesticides than healthy people or other diseased.

The definition of natural is a plant that is planted in the ground, not hidroponic, airophonic, without soil or other growing techniques. The resulting plants do not contain nutrients and minerals complete than that planted in the ground. In circumstances in which organic materials difficult to obtain, non-organic materials can still be used to thoroughly wash this material well and is always immersed for 5 minutes in advance with the water that has been poured with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (2 liters of water mixed with a teaspoon of 3% H2O2, can be purchased at pharmacies and cheap). This is the point that pesticides in food that dissolves skin and cleaned.

Choosing your fruit for juice wiselyIf you do a juice therapy, use of native trees, where you can go directly to producers / farmers and ensure that their products are completely organic. Do not stick to the type of fruit imports. Local fruit as well, even relatively fresh. You can make use of watermelon, cantaloupe, guava, guava kelutuk, starfruit, mango, Dutch eggplant, sweet orange, grapefruit, lime, soursop, suri cucumber, cucumbers, and other fruits are always available in the market. continue reading here for other article.

Banana and papaya can be eaten just like that, but in-juice is also quite tasty. For orange, it is easier just milked the masticator orange plates. Similarly, the vegetables, you can use carrots, green cabbage, red cabbage, various types of lettuce, mustard greens, spinach, pok choi, beans, bean sprouts, and other vegetables that taste quite okay to eat (vegetables usually slightly unpleasant taste and smell , so sometimes mixed with fruit that tastes better)

Carbohydrate Content in Popular Foods

As previously mentioned in other posts, a carbohydrate rich diet is a requirement for all athletes to properly fuel for sport. Keeping track of about how many grams of carbohydrates you are eating with each meal and snack will help you meet your goal amount. Here is the carbohydrate content of some popular foods:  

Bagel, wheat
48 g
Banana, medium
26 g
Raisins, small box
34 g
Apple, medium
25 g
Pretzels, 10
47 g
Chocolate milk, 1 cup
30 g
Cheerios, 1 cup
21 g
Fruit yogurt, 8 oz nonfat
46 g
Potato, baked
34 g

Favorite food not listed? I found all of this information from the USDA National Nutrient Database. It has an easy search option for you to look up information for whatever food you choose.

Is not of juice for health purple potato

New study found that daily consumption of a certain type of potato -- purple ones, that is --- can help lower blood pressure, without causing weight gain.
The research, conducted by Joe Vinson, a chemistry professor at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, tracked 18 overweight or obese, hypertensive subjects who either ate six to eight small purple potatoes, with skins, at both lunch and dinner (for a daily total of 218 calories), or had no potatoes as part of their "normal" diet for four weeks. Then the participants crossed over to the other regimen.

On average, diastolic blood pressure -- the bottom number in a blood pressure reading -- dropped by a statistically significant 4.3 percent and systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure reading -- dropped by 3.5 percent.

While eating potatoes, most of the subjects -- even those on anti-hypertensive medications -- experienced lower blood pressure, and none of the subjects gained weight.

Boast higher levels of polyphenol antioxidants that protect body cells against free radical damage that can increase disease risk. To preserve these powerful plant chemicals, subjects in Vinson’s study were asked to microwave their potatoes instead of using other cooking methods.

While research from larger sample sizes is needed, Vinson says the findings "provide at least some evidence that eating potatoes might be preventative like drinking coffee to reduce blood pressure." He notes that, like coffee, potatoes are high in a specific polyphenol called chlorogenic acid that has been shown to lower blood pressure in mice.

"The high cooking temperatures used to make French fries and potato chips seem to destroy most of the healthy substances in potatoes and leave mainly starch, fat and minerals," according to Vinson. Although the new study didn't include unfried red- and white-skinned potatoes, Vinson believes they will prove to produce similar body weight and blood pressure effects in future, larger human studies.

To maximize possible nutritional and health benefits and minimize calories, lightly sauté, mash, or microwave potatoes instead of frying them and watch how you dress them. My favorite potatoes are red oven-roasted potatoes, cut in quarters, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, some balsamic vinegar, and a pinch each of garlic and onion powder. Sweet potatoes cut into French fries and baked with a pinch of paprika and sea salt are also smart options.

Some recommendations for preparing potatoes from Jackie Newgent, R.D., author of "Big Green Cookbook:"

Credit : health diet and nutrition

“Out D Box” easy to make smoothie

Sweet Potato Smoothie
1 small steamed sweet potato at room temperature
1 banana (frozen optional)
1 ½ cups coconut milk (cold optional)
1 scoop protein powder
1 tbs fresh chopped ginger
1 tsp honey (optional)
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 pinch all purpose seasoning

Wash, peel and steam the sweet potato
Wash and chop the ginger
Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend well

Note: This smoothie can be served at any temperature, cold, hot etc.

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Juice weet Potato for defeat diabetes

Nutrition Benefits: Fat free; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; good source of dietary fiber; high in vitamin A; high in vitamin C; good source of potassium.

The health benefits for the sweet potato are amazing. High in fiber and Vitamin A and E, potassium and iron, low in fat and sodium – at just 118 calories it’s a great low calorie food too. In fact, recently the sweet potato has been categorized as an anti-diabetic food, because some animal studies have shown that consumption of sweet potatoes stabilizes blood sugar levels and lowers insulin resistance.

Pigments: lutein, zeaxanthin

Phytochemicals: eugenol, ferulic acid, isoquercitrin

you get an extra nutritional bonus with this recipe

2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup apples, skinless, finely chopped
1 cup fresh sweet potatoes

Nutritional Information
98 Calories
3 g Fat
4 g Protein
18g Carbohydrates