Review of Health and Wellness

Why are we writing this Health and Wellness Industry Review? What’s the big deal about Health and Wellness? The answer lies in the convergence of two trends. The first trend was sparked by the fact that the Baby Boomers are living longer than previous generations ever have in the past. They’re looking at ways to keep themselves healthy, active and vital so that they can enjoy life into their later years. They’re focusing on being well – or “Wellness” instead of waiting to get sick and just reacting to it with medications.

The second trend, is also at least partly the result of baby boomers and the longer life span of the population in general. What options are available to people now to ensure that they have the money to enjoy their retirement – sometimes for the next 20, 30 or 40 years? Now that the old financial system has broken down, everyone needs to be looking at how they’re going to provide a passive, residual income stream for their future.

Thus, we get the birth of an industry – Health and Wellness.

Due to the reasons mentioned above, lots of people are thinking about launching a home based business.
With the economy the way it is, and unemployment rates growing, it’s no wonder some are turning to a home business as a way to make a living.

But how do you decide what to do? So many choices out there, so many “business opportunities” screaming “I am the best opportunity-make lots of money…fast…easy…overnight…” and on and on it goes.

Hopefully you’ve gone through our other articles to help you and guide you down the path that’s right for you.

When you’re trying to decide what type of home business you want to set up, of course it’s a good idea to take a look at which industries are popular – and will continue to grow.

We’re going to focus on an industry that has absolutely exploded – and is anticipated to continue to grow for years to come – the Health and Wellness Industry. People who have become involved in this industry are finding it extremely lucrative and are poised to do quite well financially in the future.

The Health and Wellness Industry is concerned with prevention of illness and disease.
This is different from Health industry which includes doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. This industry focuses on treating the symptoms of illness, and not on prevention of sickness, and or helping people feel healthier.

The Health and Wellness Industry is expected to be a $1 trillion dollar industry by 2010. This industry includes nutritional supplements, juices, health/fitness clubs, chiropractic, naturopathy, homeopathy, and holistic health care. So what are the forces making the Health and Wellness industry so hot?

The economic downturn has affected peoples’ ability to spend money on insurance, doctor visits, and hospital stays. People are focusing on prevention of sickness and disease: According to cNMI (Natural Marketing Institute) President Maryellen Molyneaux:

“NMI research clearly shows that the current economic downturn is changing consumer behavior on many levels, including spending related to health and wellness. So while sales in each category continue to grow, consumers are becoming more discerning and are looking for real value in their purchases and not just the perceived value. This shift in behavior will impact manufacturers and retailers not just short-term but also in the future. With the economic future unclear, NMI projects that the health and wellness industry as a whole will remain relatively stable over the next five years at approximately 7% growth each year.”

More and more people are searching for ways to prevent illness and improve the quality of their life through better health. Many people feel that the nature of western medicine is treating symptoms, rather than preventing disease. They also feel that what traditional medicine does best is treating emergencies, not not keeping people from getting sick in the first place.

Many Doctors and scientists have dedicated their lives to finding natural “cures” for common “dis-eases” and have embraced a natural approach to treating peoples’ conditions.

Pharmaceutical concerns: There is growing mistrust in the general population towards the pharmaceutical industry. Side effects of medications are often serious, and sometimes even lethal.

Lawsuits and product recalls are making people leery of just taking a pill in hopes of getting better. The majority of prescriptions are merely to treat symptoms of sickness, not in curing or preventing disease.

This is creating lifetime customers. Pharmaceuticals are being designed to be taken for life – and people are becoming aware of the dangers of this to their health.

People are living longer. And they want to be healthy doing it. Life spans keeps getting longer, and people are willing to invest in their health more now than ever before. They are seeking ways to feeling good, staying well, and having health and vitality – and are turning to the Health and Wellness Industry for the answers.

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The Amazing Avocado

Have you noticed that avocados have an uncanny resemblance to the female womb? Research shows that eating one avocado a week helps balance hormones and prevent cervical cancers. What’s also amazing is that it takes exactly nine 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit! Mind. Blown. Right? Mother Nature has it all covered! Keep reading to find out more amazing benefits.

Nutrients Withinavocado benefits

Avocados are one of the friendliest fats you can consume and reap the many health benefits from. The avocado is jam packed with all kinds of wonderful nutrients that are important for proper function of the body. They are rich in monounsaturated fat which is easily burned up by our body for energy. Bananas are known for containing high amounts of potassium, but did you know that avocados contain more than twice the amount? Avocados are also high in fibre and contain around 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Some of these include vitamin E, B vitamins, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K.

Importance of Nutrients

Vitamin K is important for healthy bones, tissues, and for blood clotting. Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, promotes healing, and it is important for skin, connective tissue, and bones. In order to avoid blood clots and widen the arteries we need vitamin E. It also aids in boosting our immune system, and proper function of our cells.

Avocados contain five of the eight B vitamins which includes B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6. Each B vitamin has a different job. B2 works with the other B vitamins and is important for body growth, the production of red blood cells, and releasing the energy stored in carbohydrates. B3 aids the digestive system, nerve function, skin, and converting our food into energy. Another B vitamin that converts carbohydrates is B1 which also plays an important role in the function of our heart, nervous system, and muscles. B5 is used to break down and use food, important for growth, and in the production of cholesterol and hormones. It is important we have B6 which aids in making antibodies to fight disease it also aids in normal nerve function, makes haemoglobin, and helps to keep sugar in a normal range.

Potassium can aid in lowering blood pressure, and may reduce the risk of kidney stones and bone loss. If you feel weak, fatigued, or intolerance to extreme temperatures you could be low in iron. Iron is also important for carrying oxygen through our bodies to cells for the production of energy. Fibre is needed for healthy bowel movements, increases nutrient density, healthy lipids and glucose tolerance. Folic acid aids to produce and maintain new cells, makes DNA, RNA, creates red blood cells, and important for metabolism and maintaining regular levels of amino acids. All this in a simple avocado! Amazing huh?

Scientific Discoveries for Health

The Hass Avocado Board has been supporting research on how avocados may help certain health conditions. The health concerns being focused on are diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular health, and the ability for avocados to aid in better absorption of nutrients. One study conducted by Dr. David Heber M.D. PhD, showed positive results for aiding in cardiovascular health. Another study conducted in 1990 on the effects of avocados on type 2 diabetics showed positive effects on blood lipids. Various studies on weight loss have been conducted utilising avocados in one group and no avocados in another. Due to the fact avocados are considered a fat, the study aimed to find out how it would effect weight loss. The study determined that because avocados are a good fat there was no difference in weight loss between the two groups.

Avocados as a Fat

Avocados are actually made up of 75% good fat with 3 grams of monounsaturated fat and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat.

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The ‘Fourth Phase’ Of Water And Its Amazing Health Benefits

Health award winning research scientist from his peer-reviewed work, Doctor Gerald Pollack, Professor of Bioengineering at Washington University, Seattle, Washington, says that besides the three solid, liquid and gas states, there also exists a ‘fourth phase’ of water. Unlike the usual states having the formula H2O2, this fourth phase exists as the negatively charged H3O2, and has a higher density, refractive index, pH, and viscosity than normal water and has been said to have multiple health benefits.

Unlike normal H2O2 the negatively charged fourth phase of water stratifies itself around charged surfaces like that for example on proteins inside the body’s cells. Besides existing inside most of our body’s cells Dr Pollack states that it is also in our extracellular fluid. This H3O2 stratified layer is called the exclusion zone (EZ) and is therefore termed EZ water (so called EZ because it does not allow other solvents or solutes into the stratified layer). Because of its negative charge EZ water has the ability to hold energy rather like that of a battery. This energy can be later released and used for metabolic function.

Our bodies have very high water content. According to Doctor Pollack it is the above properties and specifically the fact that our bodies contain EZ water having much involvement in vital functioning can give rise to some amazing health benefits when in abundance.

EZ water is made from various light sources. These light sources; ultraviolet, infrared, visible or invisible… are all around us, allowing EZ water to build up its stratified layers. The stratified layers can build up on hydrophilic (water attracting) surfaces in the presence of infrared light.

Excellent sources of EZ water include water from melted ice: Dr Pollack says that EZ water is formed from the melt-down of ice before it then further cools down to the next phase, normal water. Hence the reason why it has been said that glacial water is good for your health. Other excellent sources for your body’s EZ water build up include infrared saunas, getting good doses of sunlight or laser therapy. It was found that EZ water absorbs light at the 270 nanometre wavelength where it builds up its stratified layers most effectively.

It suggests that these circumstances could give rise to the explanation why light, such as, for example, sunlight, has so many health benefits. Dr Pollack also found that EZ water allows flow of liquid through capillaries more efficiently, which suggests that EZ water improves blood flow and cardiovascular function.

EZ water is said to increase during laser therapy which in turn increases mitochondrial activity, the body’s energy releasing sub-cellular component, which overall in effect promotes and improves wound healing.

That EZ water is alkaline and negatively charged gives rise to further good health. As I have written in previous articles the benefits of an alkalized body include: Feeling more energetic, alert, or on a legal natural high! Improved digestion, protection against: disease, arthritis and osteoporosis…

I hope I have inspired to look up EZ water and check out the said amazing health implications for yourself.

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Natural Anti Inflammatory Foods To Help You Combat Arthritic Inflammation

Arthritis can not only lead to impaired mobility but can also cause immense amount of pain and inflammation. Now, inflammation is a perfectly natural defense mechanism. It’s your body’s way to defend itself against viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microbes. However, inflammation during arthritis is a completely miss triggered response as it’s not caused by any foreign microbes. If you are suffering from arthritis, your body’s own immune system causes inflammation which in turn causes tissue damage and pain.

There are lots of medications out there that can keep the inflammation subdued ranging from over the counter pills to injections. However, these are not only expensive but also come with unwanted side effects. This is why more and more people are looking for natural methods to deal with arthritic inflammation.

One of the sure fire ways to fight inflammation from within is by having natural anti inflammatory foods. To help you combat arthritic inflammation, here’s the list of 7 natural anti inflammatory foods.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil:

It’s found that people following a Mediterranean diet have a reduced risk of inflammation. This is due to the plentiful use of olive oil in their cooking. Olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil is one of the great natural anti inflammatory foods and should be part of your diet.

Ginger:

Along with a host of other health benefits, ginger has great anti inflammatory properties. You can easily add a few pieces of ginger in your tea to increase its daily consumption.

Turmeric:

Turmeric contains a natural anti inflammatory substance called curcumin. It not only helps in reducing inflammation but can also act as a natural pain reliever. A lot of Indian curries contain turmeric powder. Get some recipes online and start cooking.

Wild Salmon:

Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, wild salmons have great anti inflammatory properties. Wild salmons are usually available in most super markets. Due to it’s versatile nature it’s easy to prepare a number of dishes using this great tasting fish.

Green Tea:

One of the most effective natural anti inflammatory foods is green tea. It contains flavonoids which not only reduces inflammation but can also reduce the risk of some cancerous conditions.

Antioxidant Rich Fruit:

Fruits with a high level of antioxidants have great anti inflammatory properties. These antioxidant rich fruits are easy to identify due to their vibrant colors. Next time head to the super market pick up fruits like papaya, strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, cherries, blueberries, and plums. They are so tasty that you should have no trouble adding them to your diet.

Leafy Vegetables:

Studies have shown that food that contains rich amounts of vitamin E protects the body from inflammatory molecules called cytokines. Green leafy vegetables are great sources of vitamin E and thus are one of the best natural anti inflammatory foods. This is why doctors recommend adding broccoli, spinach, and kale to the regular diets of people suffering from excessive inflammation.

The most important step to a healthier life is the change to a healthy diet. Get more information from the free copy of my e-book report to make better choices!

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Exercise may also strengthen your Hardworking Liver

Regular exercise is the answer to many health conditions, and liver health definitely is one of them. But the catch-22 for exercising if you have an ailing liver is the fact that among the first symptoms will be low energy, and hitting the gym is one of the last things you want to do if you are tired. But there’s an expanding body of evidence that suggests that one of the most effective actions to take for persistent and acute liver disease is to start a fitness program.

There are numerous rewards that exercise can bring, and for those having acute liver problems they are actually just what the doctor ordered. A few are:

1.Oxygenation of the blood. Exercise improves the oxygen carrying capability of your blood, and the more oxygen targeted towards the liver the better to help it repair itself.

2.Higher stamina and energy. Anything that is able to make your cardiovascular system more efficient will improve the delivery of oxygen in addition to nutrients through the whole body. This leads to superior energy levels.

3.Exercise helps to reduce obesity. Liver issues such as fatty liver and obesity go hand-in-hand. Exercise helps to keep the weight off, thus reducing fatty liver disease along with diabetes issues.

4.Lessening of depression. Working out will trigger the discharge of endorphins plus enhance a feeling of well-being. A depressive disorder is a typical problem for anyone with liver issues and can keep the process of recovery from taking place.

So now that we have talked about just why people with liver issues should get into fitness programs, just how do you go about doing something that is fundamentally so hard?

1.Don’t go overboard at the outset. It is entirely all right to start off with a program that you could deal with. It may be as simple as standing upright along with taking a seat in a chair five to ten times in a row, or taking a series of brief 10 minute strolls. If you have advanced liver disease you probably have not worked out in quite a while, so do not start off being real hard on yourself.

2.Locate a special-needs trainer. Choosing a trainer who appreciates what you’re really going through will let you navigate the obstacles with working out when you basically do not have the energy for it. The plan will have to be specifically designed for you, and you will require a great deal of help and understanding.

3.Have an attitude that never quits. It’s not going to be painless, so come in with the attitude that you are not going to quit, but go about it just a little at a stretch. It could be a challenge when it is in fact painful to work out initially, and if you think you’ll have to deal with such pain for months it might seem an impossible endeavor. However if you take it a little at a stretch things really will become easier as you get into better shape. In the long run your liver is going to thank you, as it’s going to get stronger and healthier, and before long you’ll be able to boost your working out.

Heart health fortunately can be turned around, even when there has been damage to the heart. But you must start before there is too much deterioration, and somehighly intensiveprograms will help your heart and help in other ways. Read aboutraising your metabolismon our website. Jim O’Connell is a writer and health advocate living in Chicago.

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Neelibringadi Thailam is the Solution to your Hair Problems

It is the desire of every human being to have thick and lustrous hair, as it enhances the beauty of an individual. Hair plays a major role and it is the only part needs special attention. Most of the people suffer from hair fall and dandruff and these are the two major reasons that can cause baldness. It is essential that you take proper measures to prevent thinning of hair. There are different reasons behind hair fall and so it is important to check beforehand. Lack of vitamins and minerals can affect the health and cause hair fall. You should consume vegetables, fruits and dairy products to ensure quality growth of the hair.

There are different products available in the market. With the use of the Ayurvedic product you can also regain the health of your hair. These products not only stops hair loss, but at the same time you will be able to gain the shine and the thickness that you always wanted to have. Neelibringadi Thailam is an Ayurvedic herbal oil that is manufactured in Kerala. It guarantees you to treat with all kinds of hair problem that you are currently facing with. It is essential that you should apply the oil for a few months to ensure dandruff free healthy hair.

Tips to use Neelibringadi Thailam oil:

It is for external use. The oil should be applied on the scalp and then massage the scalp for five minutes.

Apply the oil at night and wash your hair in the next morning.

You can also apply the oil in the morning half an hour before having your bath.

You need to apply it daily to get better and effective result.

Neelibringadi Thailam is a widely used herbal oil that contains some of the essential herbs which proves to solve multiple problems. It contains Neeli, Amalaki that helps to treat diseases that affects your hair and scalp. It nourishes the hair follicles that ultimately help to prevent loss of hair and ensures hair growth. It also possesses herbs like Indian gooseberry, Centella asiatica, Bacopa monnieri, Indigofera tinctora, etc. that gives a pleasant smell to your beautiful hair. It also gives you a soothing effect and relaxes your mind so that you can have a sound sleep at night. When you have healthy hair, it also symbolizes that you lead a healthy lifestyle. Apart from solving your hair loss and dandruff problem, the oil also fights against premature graying.

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How To Find The Best Quality Medical Centre For Your Health Issues

The facility of medical centre is a pertinent consideration. Exploring the right medical center for your health issues requires you to ponder over some important factors, which are being explained below:

Services

The most appropriate medical centre provides a large variety of services all under one roof and provides lots of convenience. Some medical services provided include ophthalmologists, orthopedists, dentists, dermatologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, general practitioners and several other services. This provides you a good chance to schedule a meeting with various specialists, who operate in the same facility. Some of the medical centers provide a walk-in clinic in order to cater for pharmacy, urgent care and diagnostic testing services like x-rays and blood tests.

Insurance coverage

While choosing a medical center for your health issues, the health insurance cover is a very important consideration. The networks of insurance comprises of medical centers and doctors that have made a contract with your insurance company to provide their services to their clients at certain rates. Some of the care plans provide their clients the option of perceiving healthcare providers out of the network but for a greater cost. As far as primary care is concerned, you are suggested to choose an in-network doctor.

Location

If you are lookout for medical center which caters for you, then it is suggested to choose such a health facility which is located just nearby you. In this way, you will not have to drive lots of miles away for seeing a healthcare provider or having diagnostic tests. Remember that the medical center that you choose should be located in a central location which makes it simple and easy for you to access right from your home or work. This will provide you a chance to receive a quick blood test prior to going to work.

If you have shifted to a new neighborhood recently, then you can ask your neighbors about the best medical center. Get the layout of the neighborhood for locating an outpatient center which is conveniently located to your home. Have consultation with the directory for insurance provider’s network in order to find a good health facility which has sufficient staff comprising of qualified physicians.

So, this was all about how to find the best quality medical center for your health issues. Health issues are very serious issues and so they should not be taken lightly. Familiarize yourself with the factors explained above so that you do not come across any problems while finding the medical centre for yourself.

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The Best 5 Herbs To Keep Your Adrenals Healthy

Taking care for your adrenals glands is the key to optimal health so today I’m sharing my favourite herbs to support adrenal health. These are adaptogenic herbs, which mean they increase the ability of your body to withstand stress. They have a balancing effect and support your immune system, which is suppressed with chronic stress. Research shows that adaptogens work by helping to regulate the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis as well as on a cellular level, priming cells to respond appropriately to stress.

RHODIOLA Used by the Vikings to improve mental and physical endurance, Rhodiola is a potent adaptogenic herb, which is also anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anti anxiety and anti fatigue. A Swedish study gave Rhodiola to 30 people diagnosed with fatigue syndrome and a placebo to a control group of 30 healthy people. After 4 weeks both groups were assessed via saliva cortisol and the results were compelling, the fatigued people taking Rhodiola had a better cortisol response to stress and were more able to concentrate effectively. I use Rhodiola for both mild and severe adrenal fatigue and know that I feel much better taking it every day.

SIBERIAN GINSENG A large study reviewed the results of a number of clinical trials involving 2,100 healthy men and women ages 19 to 72. Subjects were given doses of ginseng ranging from 2 to 16 ml of fluid extract, 33 percent ethanol, from one to three times daily for up to 60 days. Subjects had increased mental alertness and work output, enhanced athletic performance and improved work quality. They also exhibited an improved ability to withstand adverse conditions such as heat, noise, increases in workload and physical exertion.

WITHANIA A traditional Ayurvedic herb, withania was used to treat debility, nervous exhaustion and chronic inflammation. Studies show that withania has a direct effect on the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and balances cortisol levels. A recent clinical trial found that treatment with Withania resulted in a decrease in stress and significant decrease in the stress hormone cortisol in a group of men with stress induced infertility. The test group of men took 5g of Withania daily for three months and not only did their stress levels decrease but their sperm quality improved. 14% of the partners in the test group were pregnant at the end! As a side note, withania also supports thyroid health, which I often see affected by tired adrenals.

ASTRAGALUS Astragalus is traditionally used for chronic weakness, fatigue and low immunity. When I think of Astragalus I think of a long term inability to fight infections. When someone gets an infection, and then relapses a couple of times. They are burning the candle and possibly have an autoimmune condition in their family history. A study showed that Astragalus increased natural killer cell activity, a type of immune cell critical for optimal health.

LICORICE One of my other favourites due to its warming, sweet tones and its incredibly powerful adaptogenic action. One study showed that it has an anti inflammatory action similar to the drug hydrocortisone. I prescribe licorice for my clients who are at the end stage of adrenal burnout and their adrenals are not producing enough cortisol. A compound in licorice called glycyrrhizin can extend the half-life of cortisol. Interestingly, research has shown that in people with normal adrenal function, licorice doesn’t increase cortisol. Instead it has a balancing effect on cortisol for people that have low levels.

Emma Sutherland is a successful mum, author, naturopath and TV presenter and her mission in life is to inspire women to get their mojo back. She has featured in print media such as Marie Claire, Body and Soul, New Idea, Sunday Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and MX. Her radio experience includes Body & Soul and a regular health spot with Bianca Dye for the last 3 years. Emma’s online presence is huge and in her popular blog she reveals the latest research information, recipes from her upcoming book as well as tips and tricks to a life filled with Mojo. Emma can be found at her busy client centered clinic in Balmain.

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