Today’s affirmation: hope is my source of strength 🙏🏻
Allow hope to be your guide, an intention that universe carries out. Hope is a power. The power of hope comes from your self awareness. The first step is: how hope works for you now.
Today’s affirmation: hope is my source of strength 🙏🏻
1. It Strengthens Your Core
2. It Reduces Your Risks Of Injury
3. It Revs Up Your Metabolism
4. It Helps You Stand Tall
5. It Improves Your Balance
6. It Makes You Pliable
7. It Tones Your Arms And Legs
VITAMIN E INTAKE MAY BE LINKED TO INCREASED BONE DENSITY AND REDUCED FRACTURE RISK
Holvik K, Gjesdal CG, Tell GS, et al. Low serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol are associated with increased risk of hip fracture. A NOREPOS study. Osteoporos Int. 2014;25(11):2545-54.
Michaëlsson K, Wolk A, Byberg L, Ärnlöv J, Melhus H. Intake and serum concentrations of α-tocopherol in relation to fractures in elderly women and men: 2 cohort studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;99(1):107-14.
COENZYME Q10 SUPPLEMENTATION AND MALE FERTILITY
Previous research has shown that Coenzyme Q10 is present in measurable levels in human seminal fluid, where it most likely exerts important metabolic and antioxidant functions.
In a paper published in Fertility and Sterility, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of CoQ10 treatment in improving semen quality in men with idiopathic infertility. Idiopathic infertility is defined as infertility without a defined or known cause.
The placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized trial included 60 male infertility patients aged 27-39 years. The participants took either 200 mg/day of CoQ10 (ubiquinone) or a placebo for 6 months, with 3 months of follow-up.
Coenzyme Q10 and ubiquinol increased significantly in both seminal plasma and sperm cells after treatment, as well as increasing sperm motility. Patients with lower baseline values of sperm motility and CoQ10 levels had a greater likelihood of responding positively to the treatment.
Coenzyme Q10 supplementation increases the level of ubiquinone and ubiquinol in semen and is effective in improving sperm motility in patients affected by unexplained infertility.
Balercia G, Buldreghini E, Vignini A, et al. Coenzyme Q10 treatment in infertile men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia: a placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized trial. Fertil Steril. 2009;91(5):1785-92.
FISH OIL MAY REDUCE MUSCLE LOSS FROM CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTUnintended weight loss is a major cause of increased mortality and health problems in patients with advanced cancer. Muscle and weight loss caused by chemotherapy can greatly reduce quality of life and prevent pati
Research published in the American Cancer Society journal Cancer shows a protective effect for fish oil against the loss of muscle tissue and weight that occurs during chemotherapy treatment.
Researchers conducted a clinical trial of lung cancer patients receiving their initial chemotherapy treatments. Forty patients completed the study; 16 were in the fish oil group (dose of 2.2 g of EPA/day) while 24 other patients received standard care (no fish oil). Skeletal muscle and adipose tissue were measured using computed tomography images at baseline and the end of treatment. Weight was measured and blood samples were analyzed at the beginning and throughout treatment. Average treatment time was 10 weeks.
While the group that received standard care (no fish oil) lost an average of 5 lbs, patients that received fish oil maintained their weight. Nearly 70% of those who supplemented with fish oil gained or maintained muscle, compared to only 29 percent of those who did not receive it. Patients whose EPA (from fish oil) levels increased the most had the most significant muscle gains. Those who did not receive fish oil lost an average of 2.2 lbs of muscle. Fat mass did not differ between groups.
Larger studies need to be done to verify these findings, but they are significant since currently there are no effective treatments for cancer-related malnutrition.
Note: Always consult with your doctor about supplementation if you are undergoing treatment. But, this is an interesting study that may be worth discussing with your health professional.
Murphy RA, Mourtzakis M, Chu QS, Baracos VE, Reiman T, Mazurak VC. Nutritional intervention with fish oil provides a benefit over standard of care for weight and skeletal muscle mass in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer receiving chemotherapy. Cancer. 2011;117(8):1775-82.
My client Shawn sent this video with the kind note attached. It brings tears to my eyes:
" Hey Bibi! Wanted to let you know that I felt great Sat night and won my fight in the first round! Thanks Bibi!! Thanks for keeping us in such good shape"
12 Acupoints that Women Cannot Live Without
Qi and blood have a significant meaning for women throughout their life. There are 12 acupoints that women cannot live without. Performing moxibustion on the following 12 points is helpful to keep women young and healthy, enrich their Qi and blood, and increase their energy and appeal.
They are Yintang (DU29), Danzhong (RN17), Zhongwan (RN12), Shenque (RN8), Guanyuan (RN4), Zhongji (RN3), Xuehai (SP10), Dazhui (DU14), Baliao (BL 31, 32, 33, 34), Zusanli (ST36), Sanyinjiao (SP6) and Yinbai (SP1).
1. Aloe VeraFresh juice or extract from this herb could prove to be a boon for your skin. It’s potent blood purification properties are beneficial in curing many skin ailments like acne, allergic rash, swelling and also blemishes. Nowadays a number of cosmetics contain Aloe vera as the main ingredient.
In Ayurvedic texts it has been said that the fresh juice applied on the face can result into fairness and loss of blemishes. This is because Aloe vera is slimy and mucoid by nature, and cold in action. It is bitter in taste and has a pungent after taste. Therefore according to Ayurveda, it is believed to subside the aggravated heat in the body, which is the cause of most of the skin problems. Recommended Dosage: 10 to 20 ml of freshly extracted juice. Local application of the pulp or juice is also recommended.
2. NeemNeem or the Margosa tree is a natural cleanser that flushes out toxins from the body and thus helps clear the skin from maladies like pimples and skin eruptions. It is recommended both for internal as well as external use. The juice extracted from grinding fresh Neem leaves and the paste thus formed can be applied on the skin eruptions. Also the Neem leaves could be pounded and made into small balls, which when taken on an empty stomach proves a wonderful blood purifier. According to Ayurveda, Neem is light in nature and cold in action. The taste is pungent and astringent, whereas the after taste is bitter. Therefore, Neem again proves beneficial in decreasing the aggravated heat in the body system. All the more it is believed to be a natural antiseptic, antipruritic and a natural wound healer. Recommended Dosage: 10 to 20 ml fresh juice extracted from the leaves. Also used for local application.
Turmeric is another herb that has for always been associated with beauty. It acts as a wonderful beauty therapy as well as efficient cosmetic use. Turmeric mixed with gram flour (besan) and sandalwood powder applied to the skin makes it soft and glowing and helps to remove blemishes. This can be supplemented with a little oil or butter. I would also recommend a pinch of turmeric in their daily intake of milk, as the antiseptic and anti allergic properties held by the herb is an effective cure in skin problems. Recommended Dosage: 1 to 3 grams of the powder. Local application as advised
Do you ever find yourself feeling unmotivated, tired and lazy for seemingly no reason at all? For me, this has become a very common thing, particularly on those days when I don’t get in my morning workout. As a result, I end up guzzling down multiple cups of coffee throughout the day, which gets me going for a while, but ends up messing up my sleep schedule at night, leading to another unproductive day.
I knew there had to be a better way to keep up my energy without gorging on the sugar and caffeine. So lots of research and many grocery store trips later, I’ve managed to find some of the best superfoods that will knock out fatigue in a single punch.
Just a few changes and substitutions to your daily diet could go a long way in keeping up your energy levels every day. Trust me, I speak from experience.