Archive for April, 2012

Crapper!

Thomas Crapper, a mid-nineteenth-century British plumber, is widely credited with inventing the toilet (though this is not actually true).  His name is also thought to have given rise to poo’s most sophisticated synonym: crap. Read the rest of this entry

Stress and the GI tract

close the lid on the loo!!

The effect of stress on the GI tract is widely known.  But is it understood?  What has only recently been discovered, however, is that this stress-induced abdominal cramping and urge to defecate is caused not solely by the reain’s messaging, but by the intestines’ release of hormones and neurotransmitters.  The ‘enteric nervous system’ is a complex array of nerve fibers that is remarkably independent in its ability to regulate the digestive system. Read the rest of this entry

Vitamin C…. oh boy do we need it!

Vitamin C... for Colds and Flus

Your immune system is under attack every day, due to so many factors like; stress, lack of rest, and poor diet.  These three situations all contribute to reduing the strength of your immune system and weakening your body’s response, and folks its all about response.  Response is the difference between you getting a cold or flu or fighting it off before it takes hold.  Unfortunately we often don’t think about bolstering our immune response until it’s too late.  Until the cold or flu is right there in our body, and we are fighting with whatever immune support we have already got stored up.  Vitamin C is a water soluable nutrient, which means we have to get it outside of our bodies, so we can store it up again… It’s a tricky one to balance, and is always used up in stressful situations, as are the B Vitamins…

  • The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with adults averaging 2-4 infections per year and up to 12 infections per year in children.
  • Over 75 millions days of work are missed each year due to the flu.
  • The Flu can circulate worldwide, easily spreading from person to person and infecting people in any age group. Read the rest of this entry

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Eat!

Annie and New Book

3 Questions Before You Eat!

So you are about to eat something, besides the obvious question, which is ‘am I hungry?‘, there are 3 questions you need to ask yourself about the food you are eating before you eat it!  Why? because generally the human race has lost touch with what food is for and I’m guessing that you reading this now, may also have lost touch!  You may not, you may be completely on top of your food elements, however if you are out of touch, you are going to find this interesting.  Understanding and implemting the answers to these 3 questions may give you extra quality healthy years to your life.

The first question to ask is….‘Will this food ‘nourish’ me?”  Or another way to put that is; ‘will this food actually give me something of value?  You want to feel great after eating your food, not tired and worn out!

You want to be sure that the food will be absorbed into the blood stream, after the journey into the small intestine,  that nutrients are nourishing the rest of your body.  So the first question is Will this food nourish me, and if you can’t answer YES to that, then why are you eating this food? Read the rest of this entry