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Effects of Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation

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Effects of Vitamins and Minerals Supplementation

By R. Scott Siewert, Director Health & Wellness

People who consume vitamins and mineral supplements appear to be in better mood than nonusers according to the results of Meta analysis published by Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Bio-behavioral Medicine.

Researchers at the University of Swansea analyzed eight placebo controlled trials that evaluated the effects of multivitamin and mineral supplements. A total of 1,292 healthy men and women were tested on the aspects of moods, stress, mild psychiatric symptoms, anxiety, depression, perceived energy levels, confusion, and hostility were among the aspects of mood evaluated in the trials before and after treatment.

Supplemented subjects had a 65% lower risk of perceived stress compared to those that received a placebo. The analysis uncovered a 70% lower risk of mild psychiatric symptoms, a 68% lower risk of anxiety, a 73% reduction in experiencing fatigue and a 77.25% lower risk of confusion among supplemented participants.

Note: Supplements that were used contained high doses of B vitamins with greater benefits than those with lower amounts. - D. Dye

 

Glucose Control ...Can Be Easy

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Glucose Control… Can Be Easy

By R. Scott Siewert, Health & Wellness Director

Keeping blood sugar levels in check can be much easier if you eat the right foods. The trouble is that many people are accustomed to eating foods that send the blood glucose levels soaring.  So the biggest glucose – control challenge may be simply remembering which foods help to control glucose and which ones don’t . Keep in mind that the benefits of learning about glucose controlling foods may save your life. High glucose levels increase risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and death.

What’s really fun is discovering delicious new foods and recipes that glucose low. As people move away from foods flavored with sugar, salt, and fat enjoy what they eat even more. You taste the foods natural flavors, increase energy. You are more productive rather than feeling tired and not wanting to much.

 

Foods to Avoid Include Those Rich In Easily Digested Starches or Sugar:

Dates White Bread
Watermelon Standard Pastas
Chips Most fruit juices (except grapefruit)
White Potatoes Most grains including rice
Corn Pancakes
Pizza Sugars any form
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Glucose Control… Can Be Easy

By R. Scott Siewert, Health & Wellness Director

Keeping blood sugar levels in check can be much easier if you eat the right foods. The trouble is that many people are accustomed to eating foods that send the blood glucose levels soaring. So the biggest glucose – control chaanllenge may be simply remembering which foods help to control glucose and which ones don’t . Keep in mind that the benefits of learning about glucose controlling foods may save your life. High glucose levels increase risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and death.

What’s really fun is discovering delicious new foods and recipes thst glucose low. As people move away from foods flavored with sugar, salt, and fat enjoy what they eat even more. You taste the foods natural flavors, increase energy. You are more productive rather than feeling tired and not wanting to much.

Foods to Avoid Include Those Rich In Easily Digested Starches or Sugar:

· Dates

· White potatoes

· White Bread

· Most grains including rice

· Watermelon

· Sugars in any form

· Standard pastas

· Corn

· Chips

· Pancakes

· Most fruit juices (except grapefruit)

· Pizza

 

Green Coffee Bean Extract Combats Obesity

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Green Coffee Bean Extract Combats Obesity

By R. Scott Siewert, Health & Wellness Director

Now known to be a chronic disease, obesity raises the risk of death by 200-300%. Scientific research supports that fat tissue is not simply a passive storehouse, but an active ENDOCRINE ORGAN capable of synthesizing a variety of molecules and releasing them into the bloodstream, where they have the ability to disrupt normal metabolic balance and cause a host of degenerative diseases.

Fortunately, scientific research has shown that compounds found in green coffee bean extract can intervene to decrease fat and glucose level = both associated with weight gain and decrease the absorption of calories.

A recent, placebo controlled human study found green coffee bean extract produced an average weight loss of 17.6 pounds. For 37% of subjects, their condition of pre-obesity was reversed back to normal weight capacity. These compelling results occurred, surprisingly, without any significant change in calories, protein, carbohydrates, or exercise. They support green coffee bean extract as a unique and powerful intervention to halt obesity.

 

Reducing the Effects of Environmental Toxins

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Reducing the Effect of Environmental Toxins

By R. Scott Siewert, Health and Wellness Director

Environmental toxins are major causes of cancer. They cause damage to our DNA and can activate cancer causing genes that would otherwise remain dormant. Although it’s impossible to avoid these toxins, you can arm your body with tools that can identify the toxins and remove them from our system.

Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage family, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens, and brussels sprouts).  Are some of the most powerful cancer fighters nature has to offer. Numerous studies have shown that consuming cruciferous vegetables can sharply reduce cancer risk.

They’ve been found to be effective against a vary array of cancers including breast, prostate, colon, lung, bladder, ovarian, kidney, and more. Compounds in cruciferous vegetables have also been found to provide LONG TERM ANTI CANCER protection even after they have cleared from the body.

No other food group can boast such powerful, broad reaching anti cancer benefits. For years people with high intake of cruciferous vegetable have experienced reduction in risk of many kinds of cancers, now researchers understand why.

 

Barley Lowers Blood Sugar

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Barley Lowers Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels

By R. Scott Siewert, health and Wellness Director

Excessive dietary carbohydrates, such as white rice and potatoes, triggers surges in blood glucose, a factor in the wide epidemic of type II diabetes. Aging increases this affect, beginning as early as age 20.

National Institutes of Health data indicate that 35% of Americans aged20 or older have abnormally high blood glucose levels, know as pre-diabetes as do 50% of those aged 65 years older.

Fortunately, research has established that consumption of insoluble dietary fiber, which is found in certain whole grains, including BARLEY is associated with reduced risk type II diabetes. BARLEY is a rich source of soluble fiber.

In fact, one study conducted on overweight women found significantly lower insulin and glucose responses following barley ingestion, compared to ingestion of oats. The research concluded that that particle size, flour versus flakes, made little difference.

 

 

 
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