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We have talked about the effects of an Alkaline Diet in many aspects of our health. But can an Alkaline Diet improve your sex life as well? It comes as no surprise that our libido, and the quality of our sex life are directly related to our overall health, and yes, to our pH. One of the symptoms of acidosis, or having our pH too acidic is loss of sex drive. When your body has an alkaline pH, your sex drive is heightened, as well as your performance and ability to enjoy it.
"Could your kitchen be just as important to your sex life as your bedroom?
According to a British study, many couples run out of steam after having sex because they fail to drink enough water. Doctors have warned that couples who work up a sweat in bed risk dehydration unless they replenish their fluids. Although nine out of ten people drink water after running or going to the gym, only two out of five people drink water after sex despite the fact that 30 minutes of strenuous sexual activity is as hard on the body as a three-mile run or a good gym workout. We’ve all heard references to French lovers and how the French have heightened romance and sexuality. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the French have more sex than their British counterparts, but did you know that they also drink five times as much water? Dr. John Leiper, an expert in fluid balance and hydration at Aberdeen University, says many people are unaware that intercourse can be as dehydrating as other forms of exercise. “Sweating, flushing and panting are all signs that the heart rate is faster, meaning that the body is reacting in the same way to sex as it does to other cardiovascular exercises. As we go about our daily activities we continually lose water, even when we are not visibly sweating, so when we take part in exercise or sexual activity this water loss increases and we need to replace it to prevent dehydration.” Dehydration contributes to vaginal dryness (which–in addition to decreasing pleasure–adds to tear-inducing friction of condoms), loss of libido, fatigue and headaches. Research indicates that dehydration also decreases the volume of blood plasma, which results in less oxygen being delivered to the exercising muscle and increases breathing and heart rates. Since arousal depends on plenty of blood flow to the sexual organs, dehydration can affect sexual performance. Therefore, it’s important to stay hydrated before and after sex. ... According to Dr. Robert O. Young, author of “The pH Miracle”: “Sexual function and desire are products of the autonomic nervous system, which can be paralyzed by overacidity.” So how do you combat acidity? By hydrating with alkaline water. A diet rich in alkaline fruits and vegetables can also improve your prowess in the bedroom and keep you sexually healthy, as they provide necessary vitamins and minerals. Benefits of an alkaline diet can include increased production of sex hormones, greater ability to get and stay aroused, and changes in your brain chemistry that make it easier to get in the mood..."Some alkaline foods are known to improve libido. Celery, pumpkin seed, bananas, almonds, avocados, asparagus, chillies, basil, and garlic are at the top of the list. These foods, together with proper hydration can be the best aphrodisiacs around. On a closing note, not only can an alkaline diet improve your sex life, it can also improve your sexual health. Herpes virus, and other STD's cannot proliferate in an alkaline environment, but find an ideal haven in acid environments. So being alkaline can also offer a barrier of defense against these unwanted visitors. What is your favorite aphrodisiac? Were you aware of the fact that your sex life is so closely related to you nutrition?
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Cancer has little to do with fate, or luck. In fact, even genetic inheritance has been found to be weaker than lifestyle when it comes to your chances of getting cancer. More and more everyday we hear experts tie cancer to your nutritional and lifestyle choices. There are things we can do to reduce our chances of getting cancer, and even to revert it if it is already in our system. I invite you to read on, and make it a new year's resolution to prevent cancer in 2012, and every year after that, for a long and healthy future. This article I found from the Carrick Gazette talks about the correlation between cancer and lifestyle. I invite you to read in-between the lines, can you see how they are talking about an alkaline diet and lifestyle without directly mentioning it?
Smoking is one of the most acidifying habits we can have. Among the many, many negative consequences we are aware of, it has an awful effect in our pH. Smoking steals the oxygen from our system, making it extremely acidic and vulnerable to cancer and other diseases. The article also talks about diets poor in fruits and vegetables, meaning diets poor in alkaline foods. So my message here is the following. Cancer strives in oxygen poor environments, meaning acid environments. Cancer cells cannot survive in an alkaline environment. Once we understand this, it is easy to realize that this is more common sense than anything else, and that we don't need to be nutrition experts to alkalize our everyday. pH means potential Hydrogen. Which in everyday terms can be understood as oxygenating. A higher pH means more alkalinity. What we want to aim for is to be more oxygenated, and to eat more oxygenated foods. Exercise is another way to oxygenate our blood and cells, as is breathing fresh clean air, escaping the city for a while. Water, H2O, has two atoms of Hydrogen. We should drink more water, and eat foods that have more water in them. In general, packaged, dried out foods are less alkaline than fresh juicy fruits and vegetables. In an effort to prevent cancer in 2012, how do you choose your foods? Do you have an easy general rule to recognize alkaline foods from acid forming foods?Published on Wednesday 28 December 2011 16:29New research has revealed how people in Ayrshire and Arran can help prevent cancer by making lifestyle changes. According to a study by Cancer Research UK almost half of all cancers diagnosed in the UK could be prevented by lifestyle changes. Smoking is implicated in one in every five of all cancer cases with smokers being 21 times more likely to develop lung cancer compared to non-smokers. It is not just smokers who are at greater risk. People exposed to second-hand smoke in the home are more likely to develop lung cancer than those living in smoke-free homes. The study found differences between men and women in terms of risk factors. the report found that in men, smoking and lack of fruit and vegetables in their diet were the top two risk factors. For women, smoking and being overweight were the main risk factors. Infection was a contributing factor in women because of the role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in cervical cancer. This study shows that many cases of cancer could be avoided by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Steps people can take to reduce their risk of cancer include: Eating more fruit and vegetables, Stopping smoking, Avoiding excessive, alcohol intake, Maintaining a healthy weight, Avoiding using sunbeds and protecting your skin in the sun, HPV vaccine is offered to young women to help prevent cervical cancer. Dr Carol Davidson, Executive Director of Public Health said: ”Every year about 30,000 people in Scotland are told they have cancer, and this number is rising. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Scotland. People often assume that cancer is unavoidable, perhaps with the exception of lung cancer, where the link with smoking is well understood. “This study shows that thousands of cases of cancer could be avoided each year in Scotland by people adopting a healthier lifestyle. “These lifestyle changes can also help reduce our risk of other common diseases including heart disease, stroke, asthma and non-insulin dependent diabetes.”
As we write down our new years resolutions, for many of us, loosing weight will be part of that list. What are the Top 5 Foods to Lose Weight in 2012, and not gaining it back later? Before planing a diet, or making radical, unsustainable changes to the way we eat, let's stop and think about what...
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Hippocrates, the father of medicine said "Let thy food be thy medicine, and Let thy medicine be thy food." Disease should be fought first with nutrition and lifestyle, an only in extreme cases with pharmaceutical medicine. Everything we eat interacts with our other foods and so has a positive or negative effect in our health. In the same way, when we take medicines, those medicines interact with our food, and sometimes impair the proper nutrient absorption, having a negative side effect. Prescription drugs side effects go from small, temporary affections, to dangerous, long term negative effects in our overall health. In the last few decades, medicine has radically changed, and in average, people take much more prescription drugs that previous generations. We can change this, and go back to more natural ways of preventing and treating disease if we become aware of the power of a healthy alkaline diet and lifestyle. What are the prescription drugs side effects and what can we do about them?
Life ExtensionBy DR. GARY S. SYDecember 27, 2011, 10:54pm
MANILA, Philippines — Nearly all the prescription and over-the-counter drugs prescribed by doctors will have side effects. Many of these side effects are results of the way drugs interfere with nutrients. Drugs are foreign substances that have no normal function in the body while nutrients do have normal functions in the body. Our mainstream medical system is mind-set in diagnosing a disease and then prescribes a pill for it. Very little thought is given to what caused the disease in the first place or whether lifestyle changes and nutrition could correct the disease. As a result, older people are, on the average, taking three to eight drugs a day regularly. You go to get a physical check-up with your doctor after the age of fifty, and if you have slightly elevated cholesterol or blood pressure, if your joints hurt, or if your blood sugar is a bit high, you are likely to be put on drug, with no, or little, suggestion that dietary changes or exercise might help. The drug will cause you side effects. When you complain of these side effects to your doctor, you will be prescribed another drug, which in turn will cause a new set of side effects, for which you will be prescribed yet another drug, and so on. In time, you will be complaining to your doctor about all the drugs and all the side effects, and you will be told that the side effects are simply part of old age. This is simply called “Drug Treadmill.” Nearly all disease of old age can be very well managed naturally with herbs and vitamin and mineral supplements that have few or no side effects. And most of these ailments can be prevented or reversed simply by lifestyle changes that include drinking plenty of clean water, getting moderate exercises, cutting down on fat and sugar, eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, and taking supplements. Almost all prescribed and over-the-counter drugs have side effects. It is, therefore, important to educate yourself. There are a lot of books available on prescription drugs that can be understood by the average person. Read up on the drugs you’re taking to find out if they are really safe and effective and what the side effects are. Many of these side effects are results of the way drugs interfere with nutrients. Drugs affect nutrients in three principle ways: 1. By disrupting the natural bacterial environment of the gut (The beneficial good bacteria). 2. By stressing the liver (the body’s chemical-processing factory …The detoxifier). 3. By blocking the cells normal utilization of nutrients. Here are some of the common categories of over-the-counter and prescribed drugs, and how they interfere with nutrients: Antacids: Antacids are routinely prescribed for digestive complaints such as heartburn or ulcers. Antacid reduces the acidity of the gastrointestinal tract and, in doing so, it diminishes absorption of many nutrients. In particular, aluminum and magnesium-based antacids can bond with calcium and prevent absorption. Low calcium levels increase the long-term risk of osteoporosis. By reducing stomach acid, these drugs may lead to still other problems. A more alkaline stomach environment encourages the growth of certain types of bacteria that produce cancer-causing nitrosamines. Antibiotics: Oral antibiotics, particularly the broad-spectrum antibiotics, destroy the beneficial gut bacteria that aid digestion and protect against infection. Because these beneficial bacteria also produce vitamin K, which is needed for normal clotting, long-term use of broad-spectrum antibiotics can lead to vitamin K deficiency and abnormal bleeding. Antibiotics also reduce absorption of calcium, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, and vitamins B6 and B12. Antidepressants: CoQ10 and vitamin B2 are two nutrients that are depleted in long-term use of antidepressant drugs. The depletion of CoQ10 and vitamin B2 can result in problems with skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and nerves. In addition, there may be potential for congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, fatigue, and low energy. Corticosteroids: Millions of Filipinos are dependent on corticosteroids such as prednisone despite their multiple side effects if used long-term. These belong to a class of drugs called cortisones, used to ease the pain of arthritis, relieve lung congestion, and treat autoimmune disease. They are also prescribed for skin problems and blood and eye disorders. However, researchers found that the zinc levels are lower in patients treated with corticosteroids. Zinc is necessary for male potency and for healthy prostate gland. Zinc also enhances wound healing and is essential for a clear complexion. Estrogen: Estrogens are prescribed to relieve menopausal hot flashes, to alleviate annoying menopausal symptoms, and to preserve bone density. However, prolonged uses of estrogen lowers folic acid and vitamin B6 levels, which can raise blood homocysteine levels. This is significant because elevated homocysteine is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In addition, estrogens raise glucose levels, which may predispose a woman to insulin resistance and diabetes, which further increase the risk of heart disease. Glucose-lowering drugs: Some of the oral anti-diabetes drugs have been reported to be associated with increased cardiovascular mortality as compared to treatment with diet alone or diet plus insulin. The drug decreases folic acid and vitamin B12 levels, thereby increasing homocysteine and the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. Folic acid and vitamin B12 help maintain normal DNA, which forms the genetic code. By interfering with these two vitamins, it may have an age-accelerating effect; it might even increase the risk of DNA mutations leading to cancer. Heart Drugs: Some cholesterol-lowering drugs raises glucose levels, which increase the risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease. It also reduces absorption of vitamin A, B12, D, E and K, and the mineral iron. Other substances that rob the body of nutrients include: Substances: Allopurinol. Antihistamines. Beta-blockers. Diuretics. Isoniazid. Laxatives. Nitrate/nitrite. Depleted nutrients: Iron. Vitamin C. Choline, chromium, B5 (pantothenic acid) Vitamin B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine) Potassium, vitamin A and K, niacin, selenium, vitamin C and K.If we understand the huge power before proper nutrition, and eating an alkaline diet, we can prevent the need for prescription medicines, and so, prevent having to deal with their side effects. How many prescription medicines do you take on a daily basis? If you want more information about this subject, and how to reduce your need for those medicines, leave a comment, or email us at [email protected]