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The 3 Most Powerful Words – The Healing Power Of Forgiveness

March 14, 2017 by admin in Health News with 5 Comments

Could your physical illnesses be linked to old grudges? Studies show how forgiveness can improve not only your emotional state, but your physical health, too.

Katy Hutchison is a name that is associated with forgiveness and strength. 14 years ago this remarkable woman was given the opportunity to sit face to face with the man who had caused her terrible suffering, and what she did in those moments has made her an example to us all.

Katy sat down with the man who had murdered her husband. Ryan Aldridge had kicked Katy’s husband in the head four times – causing him fatal injuries 6 year prior to the meeting.

But Katy had made the courageous decision to forgive Ryan. Instead of expressing her pain and anger, she gave Ryan a book called “Searching for the Silver Linings”. This move was shocking to many people. But Katy had realised that the only way she and her family could move on with their lives was to let go of the anger and the pain that they felt and forgive Ryan for what he had done.

Katy’s forgiveness theory is not ungrounded.

Psychologist Fred Luskin Ph.D of Sandford University, is the director and co-founder of a study called the Sandford University Forgiveness Project. Luskin maintains that forgiveness can help to heal deep wounds and this can have all kinds of benefits for your physical health.

He also explained that learning to forgive can help to shield you from future hurts when he stated, “Forgiveness is like a muscle: When you practice on smaller things, you gain the skill to deal with bigger ones”.

Women who forgive reap the highest rewards

Although both men and women who forgive lead happier, healthier lives, studies by researchers at the University of Missouri found that older women in particular have benefited from forgiving others, even if they felt that they had not been forgiven.

Whereas men, on the other hand, felt bad if they forgave others but had not been forgiven themselves.

These women who have learned to forgive experience less depression and anxiety than those who can’t let go of old anger. They also enjoy better physical health, which we will look at shortly.

What is forgiveness?

In order to forgive someone you don’t have to accept the things that they have done wrong, or allow them to get away with it. Forgiving doesn’t mean that you think the other person is right, you are not letting them off the hook. You are simply choosing not to live in a state of anger or resentment. You have taken control of your relationship with them.

For some transgressions, especially where the guilty party doesn’t try to change their behaviour or apologise, it may seem impossible to forgive.

In these instances one should remove oneself from the situation (if you haven’t already done so) and try to practice acceptance. It is what it is – now let it go and move forward with your life on your own terms. It means not allowing yourself to be obsessed with the violation, and not allowing it to affect your life.

Psychological benefits of Forgiveness

People who forgive tend to enjoy a number of benefits from their decision to let go of anger and resentment.

These include:

  • Fewer anger Issues
  • Less Anxiety
  • Less Stress
  • More Hopeful and Positive
  • More Confident
  • Better Self Esteem

 

Physical benefits of Forgiveness

Aside from the obviously wonderful emotional benefits above, people who forgive also experience better physical health. It seems as if holding onto anger can cause all kinds of physical sickness, and letting it go can improve your health.

Less Back Pain

Benefits outlined by the Duke Medical Centre through their research suggest that forgiving people suffer less from back pain. Not only that, but people who suffer from back pain who were taught Buddhist Loving Kindness techniques for eight weeks found that their pain got less and less the more they practised the technique.

Less Headaches

27% of people taking the Loving Kindness classes experienced fewer headaches.

Less Heart Conditions

Forgiving people were found to bounce back faster from heart strain. Their blood pressure is lower, and spikes in blood pressure during stressful situations return to normal faster. Conversely, the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that people who hold onto old anger and fail to forgive, tend to suffer from higher incidents of heart conditions. They also have lower levels of immunoglobulin – the antibody producing agent in our blood that protects us from colds and flu.

Other Health Benefits of Forgiveness Include:

  • Quicker recovery time from illness
  • Healthier nervous system
  • Healthier Immune system
  • Healthier cardiovascular system

How to Forgive – Step by Step

So now that you understand why forgiveness is so important for you, it’s time to try it out. But forgiveness is not always easy. In fact, many people don’t even know where to start because it is not something they are brought up with.

Here is a guide to the basics of forgiveness 101

Look Inwards. You need to take time alone to sit down and think about the root of your anger. Without obsessing over the details, think about what has really made you angry. Analyse how this anger is blocking you from a positive life.

Retell the Story. Look at the story again, but this time tell it in a way that makes you see yourself in a more empowered position. Have you left the situation? If so, that is something empowered that you are doing. Look at the silver linings. How did you grow stronger? What positive things could never have happened if you hadn’t been through what you have?

Learn to Love yourself. Often the person we are most angry with is ourselves for getting into a bad situation in the first place. Remember that by hanging onto anger you are setting yourself up to be part of the viscous cycle – as often abusers were abused themselves. You don’t have to accept their behaviour – but you should realise that it is probably learned behaviour and they are operating at a deficit.

Create a Ritual to let go. It can be the lighting of a candle, or writing a word that represents your pain on a rock and throwing it away. Find your own healthy ritual and create an ending so that you can let go.

Become the Hero in your Story. You can’t change the past and you can’t change other people. What you can do is make up your mind not be the victim and not to be destroyed by bitterness. You must become the hero of your story by rising above it. Celebrate your strength and understanding. Become the change you want to see in the world.

Now do you have some old grudges that you are not letting go? Try telling the person today and see how it can do to your body.

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5 Sleep Techniques to Quieten Your Brain & Fall Asleep Faster

March 10, 2017 by admin in Health News with 0 Comments

A good night’s sleep is essential to your physical, mental and emotional wellness. For most people, it’s difficult to live a full and happy life if you are not fully rejuvenated and rested each and every day. Unfortunately, a lot of people struggle to fall asleep at night. A lot of the sleeplessness we experience is due to anxiety, stress, and mental over stimulation.

That is why these five simple breathing techniques could change your life.

Five Simple breathing exercises to help you fall asleep

Breath Counting

This is a zen breathing technique which you may have heard of before. In its basic form it is often prescribed for helping people calm themselves in times of anger. This is a slightly more advanced method than just “counting to ten”.

As with the technique above, you will use it before you climb into bed. Sit comfortably on the floor on your towel or mat. Straighten your spine and gently lean your head forwards. Closed your eyes and take a few deep breaths to connect yourself with your breath. Now allow your breath to come naturally without trying to force it in any way. It should be comfortable and natural.

To start, breath in normally through your nose. Then in your head count “one” as you exhale.

On the next breath, do the same, but count “two”. Continue until you reach “five” on your exhalation. The start again at “one”. Don’t be tempted to count higher than five, as your concentration will start to wander.

Repeat this a few times until you feel completely calm.

Because you are not going further than five, you start to lose track of how long you have been sitting calmly. This helps you to disconnect from stress because there is just enough focus (the counting) to occupy your mind which may otherwise try to wander. However, you are also not fixated on how far you have counted. Focusing on your breathing helps you to breath more fully and this is essential for relaxing your mind and feeding your body with the oxygen it needs.

 

The four-seven-eight breathing method

This popular breathing method is one that you can use when you are already lying in bed comfortably, preparing for sleep. However, it can also be useful during the day to calm youwhen you feel stressed. It is particularly helpful for those who suffer from mild panic attacks.

Start by exhaling fully through your mouth. You should make a whooshing sound.

Next place your tongue just behind your top teeth and inhale through your nose to the (mental) count of four.

Now hold your breath for a mental count of seven.

Then exhale through your mouth, to the count of eight.

That makes one complete breathing set. Repeat the process four times.

This is a calming and relaxing breathing method which has an effect on both your mental processes and your body. By physically slowing your body and optimising your breathing you are sending a signal to your brain that all is well. Your brain then produces less fight or flight hormones and allows you to shift into a “safe” and calm mode, which is optimum for sleep.

As with the method above, you are calming yourself and your mind by giving it several things it needs at once. The first is deep breathing and the oxygen supply that gives you. Often we forget to breathe deeply when we are under stress.

It also gives your mind a focus – the counting. This particular counting method helps you to feel more I control of yourself, because it requires more concentration. If you can control yourself and your breathing it makes it easier to control your reactions to the circumstances around you. Lastly it gives your mind an alternative thought process to focus on which is calming and non-threatening.

Left Nostril Breathing

This may sound like a strange method, but it is surprisingly effective for many people.

It works by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The effect is calming and soothing.

While you are lying comfortably in bed, hold your right nostril closed with your right thumb. This will force you to breathe through your left nostril only. After a few short minutes your whole body will relax and your mind will calm. Keep it up for as long as you comfortably can, or until you fall asleep.

This method may seem strange, and yet it is unusually calming and effective for most people. It forces your body and mind to focus on the breath entering and leaving your body.

Belly Breathing (Yoga Breaths)

This is a breathing technique which you can use anywhere. Use it lying in bed to help you fall asleep, or use it during the day if you feel anxious. It will calm you down.

Find a quiet space where you can lie on your back. Take a deep breath in and out. Now take a deep breath and feel it filling your lungs. Place your hands on your belly and feel it “round” as you fill up with air. Breath out and feel your belly soften as the air empties out.

Breath slowly and allow the breath to fill your whole torso, not just your chest.

Take at least ten full breaths in and out. More if you feel you need them.

This method, also, focuses your attention on your breathing and helps to mobilize more oxygen to all parts of your body, including your brain.

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Emma Deangela is the best selling author of The Alkaline Diet Program and 80/20 Fat Loss. She has helped over tens of thousands of men and women to lose weight and transform their health with sound nutrition advice. Learn how you can lose weight fast – How to lose weight by adding these alkaline foods.

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How LED Lights Compromise Your Health

March 7, 2017 by admin in Health News with 4 Comments

You have probably noticed that LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) are found everywhere at the moment. They are energy efficient and don’t contain mercury – making them a supposedly greener alternative than the old fashioned light bulbs  many of us grew up with.

BUT, LED’s are not without their faults.

What the fine print doesn’t tell you is that using LED lights could seriously affect your health.

DO LED lights make you sick?

LED’s may not contain mercury, but they are loaded with lead, arsenic and multiple other dangerous substances. Have you ever been told to be very careful not to break an LED light bulb?

That’s because they’re packed with toxic substances.

If you do accidentally break a bulb in your home you have to be careful not to breathe in the fumes it releases. It is recommended that you sweep up the debris wearing a mask and gloves – and ensure that it is sealed away. Then you should take it to your local battery and light bulb disposal centre to be discarded. Many shopping centres have these.

Do not throw it away in your regular trash!

According to studies by the University of California, the red LED lights are the worst. They have up to eight times more lead in them than the white lights. The white LED’s, however, contain the most nickel, another heavy metal, which is known for causing allergic reactions.

Copper is another nasty in LED bulbs. Copper accumulates in our lakes and rivers, poisoning first fish and then the people and animals who eat them.

Another negative health factor of LED bulbs is the light they emit, itself. Old fashioned bulbs with a filament (the non-toxic, relatively harmless bulbs which used too much power) created a yellow spectrum light that was generated through the heating of the filament. It was a more natural form of light and didn’t emit a lot of light outside of the visible spectrum.

LED’s emit large amounts of light from the blue light spectrum. This light doesn’t always register on the naked eye, but it’s effects are clearly visible. For example we know that there are colours in the rainbow which we can’t see because they are outside of the human visibility spectrum.

But we still feel them as heat. The Red light spectrum is known as infrared and it can be used in healing therapies. The light on the blue end of the spectrum is also powerful, but incredibly harmful to us. This is the light in LED’s, computer screens and mobile phones.

LED’s create what we call light pollution in the home and at work, and all of the places where we spend our time. This type of light, especially when you are exposed to it after the sun has gone down (and your body should be starting the process of naturally shutting down shop for the night – a process triggered by the fading light) causes disruption to the circadian rhythms.

The circadian rhythm is a natural 24 hour cycle that we (and all plants and animals) go through. It involves your sleep cycles, active cycles and eating habits. Basically, it controls the biological queues for everything we do.

When the cycle is disrupted by exposure to the blue light spectrum after sundown, you start to have trouble sleeping, unwinding and relaxing. This in turn triggers all kinds of disorders and health issues from depression and anxiety to problems with your metabolism and even organ dysfunction. 

It is even accredited to contributing to obesity and kidney dysfunction. Needless to say,  anything that inhibits sleep and mental restoration, affects your cognitive abilities in the day time too, making you literally less smart. Other health problems include mitochondrial dysfunction – which in turn can cause metabolic disorders and even cancer.

This phenomenon is called light pollution, and it has unexpectedly dire effects on our health.

Aside from those outlined above – the blue light from LED lights is also believed to accelerate macular tissue breakdown in your eyes. This causes cataracts, blindness, and oxidization of your eye tissue.

If you work at a computer for several hours a day you probably already have a good idea of the eye strain and headaches this can cause. That is because of the blue light you are being exposed to at close range.

You may be asking yourself, what can I do about Light Pollution?

Many people are stock piling old fashioned filament light bulbs like the one invented by Thomas Edison. However, these are not always available, and often you are not in control of the light source you are exposed to – for example at work or office.

If that is the case, there are other things you can try to lessen the effect of the blue light. Some people are wearing blue light blocking glasses. These stop the blue light waves from entering your eyes and affecting your natural circadian rhythm.

On a smaller scale, you can also buy screen covers that block the blue light from your computer screen. Or you can download various apps for both your PC and your mobile device that lower the blue light emissions from your device. It is well worth your while to look into your options, especially if you spend more than an hour a day looking at a computer screen, tablet or smart phone.

If you are buying LED lights, try to look for coloured lights that limit the amount of blue light coming through. There will often be the option of a “warm” light. This light has more yellow and red in it, and is less harmful than blue light.

Even the American Health Association recently released guidelines for healthy public lighting which recommends doing away with high intensity LED lights altogether.

It is also recommended that we choose analog light forms rather than digital light forms. What’s the difference?

Digital light includes your halogen and LED lights. They are the newer light forms which create incredibly bright light with minimum energy. Unfortunately, as we have seen, they are incredibly bad for us.

Analog lighting refers to more natural light sources. These include incandescent light bulbs and even candle light. Believe it or not, using un-scented candles for your lighting after the sun goes down could be really good for your health. They mimic the natural lighting you should be experiencing and help your brain to kick into the next cycle of your day – rest, sleep, and restoration.

Start by reducing the amount of LED light in your environment. Even if you can’t find incandescent bulbs in your area any more – there is still a lot you can do. Minimize the number of lights you have turned on around. Use candles or oil burning lamps if you can.

Protect your eyes with blue blocking glasses and don’t forget to apply a filter to your computer screen.

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Emma Deangela is the best selling author of The Alkaline Diet Program and 80/20 Fat Loss. She has helped over tens of thousands of men and women to lose weight and transform their health with sound nutrition advice. Learn how you can lose weight fast – How to lose weight by adding these alkaline foods.

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12 Contaminated Fish You Should Never Eat

March 3, 2017 by admin in Health News with 47 Comments

Fish – brain food or poisonous, allergy triggering nightmare?

There are plenty of fish in the sea, and that’s why it should come as no surprise that (eating) some of them is good for your health and others can be completely toxic. The important thing is to know which fish is which. There are certain fish that you should avoid eating at all costs.

The right fish are high in Omega 3 fatty acids – a nutrient that is essential for the functioning of your brain. Fish is also high in protein and extremely low in fat. But that doesn’t mean that you should eat every fish on offer.

What’s more is that because of all the pollution being pumped into our oceans, lots of fish is contaminated with fossil fuel emissions, heavy metals, and mercury. Low level mercury poisoning is such a threat to developing unborn babies that it’s advised that pregnant mothers avoid seafood entirely for the duration of their pregnancy.

Never eat these fish

Sword Fish

Swordfish is a popular dish at many seafood establishments. Unfortunately, it is also known for absorbing high levels of mercury from the environment it swims in. The Environmental Protection Agency has suggested that women and children never eat swordfish at all.

King Mackerel

This is another mercury poisoning candidate. Although American officials previously believed that this predatory fish is safe because it swims in deeper waters, it has been found that mercury levels are high in King Mackerel. Because mercury builds up in the body over time, and because this is a fish a that can live a long time and grow quite large, it has plenty of time to build up poisonous levels of mercury from industrial waste, which all eventually finds its way into the sea.

If the King Mackerel is smaller than 33 inches long, then it is probably not old enough to have built up a high mercury level yet – and may be safe to eat.

Tilapia

Tilapia is a fish which has become popular due to the ease with which it can be farmed. Unfortunately eating tilapia has been equated to being “As bad for your health as eating bacon”. According to the American Dietic Association, farmed fish like tilapia cause high inflammation in those that eat them regularly.

Tilapia contains very low levels of the healthy brain food Omega 3 fatty acids. It does, however, contain high levels of Omega 6 fatty acids – which are known for upping inflammatory conditions. This ratio of high Omega 6 and low Omega 3 oils causes inflammation which poses health risks for anyone with heart conditions, asthmatic symptoms, arthritis, allergies, or any other autoimmune disorders. To put it in perspective, bacon and doughnuts have lower levels of harmful long chain omega 6 than tilapia do.

American Eel

You may know this fish as silver eel or yellow eel. It is another popular dish, especially at sushi restaurants. Eel is another fish which grows slowly and lives long. Which means that it has plenty of time to absorb toxic contaminants like PCBs, mercury and flame retardants – all of which are found in scary high levels in the rivers where eels sometimes like to roam inland. This fish is so contaminated that even grown men are not supposed to eat more than one a year.

Imported Shrimp

To start off with – 25% of shrimp samples labelled “wild” were found to be farm raised. So it is safe to assume that most shrimp offered in restaurants is going to be imported farm shrimp and will fall under this category.

Aside from the fact that vast numbers of people are allergic to shell fish, or develop fatally dangerous allergies to them, shrimp have their own bad reputation. Shrimp sellers add a food additive called 4-hexylresorcinol to shrimp to make them maintain their colour. This additive has an estrogen like effect on the human body – causing higher incidents of breast cancer in women and a lower sperm count in men.

It was also discovered by AP investigators that shrimp in Thailand are peeled by slave labour. This shrimp manages to make its around the world to countries where the idea of slave labour is abhorrent. These same farms also use pesticides which are banned in first world countries.

One of these is a neurotoxic organophosphate called Malachite Green, which has been linked with tremors, memory problems and  ADHD.

Another nasty chemical in farmed shrimp is rotenone. This is used to kill other living things from the farm ponds before the shrimp are introduced. It is connected to Parkinson’s disease.

Tilefish

Tilefish are another long living predatory fish that have too much time to absorb mercury and other heavy metals from the water. There are many varieties, but the EPA does not distinguish which are the most highly contaminated.  Instead they advise that children, women, and especially pregnant women avoid eating it all together.

Orange Roughyfish

Also known in South Africa as the “deep sea perch”, is a fish that can live up to 150 years. An adult large enough for consumption will usually be about 40 years old. They are on the almost endangered species list – so you shouldn’t be eating them anyway. As with the other long living fish – they are able to accumulate huge amounts of mercury in their bodies.

Eating this fish puts you in very real danger of mercury poisoning. To make it an even less appetizing choice – they have low levels of omega 3 fatty acids in them. On all accounts, you should simply choose a different fish.

Blue Fish

The Blue fish is a sad case, because it should be really good for you. It is high in omega 3 fatty acids, high in protein and low in other fats. Unfortunately it is on the high contamination list. Blue fish have been found to be packed with deadly toxic chemicals from agricultural run-off. These include pesticides, PCBs and mercury.

Grouper

This unfortunate fish is often the subject of “seafood fraud”(there really is such a thing). Many restaurants sell Pangasius as Grouper, probably without even knowing it. Other alternative fish that are sold as Grouper are King Mackerel (already mentioned on this list) and whitefin weakfish.

And if you do get genuine Grouper? It is another candidate for high mercury levels – and you should avoid it in any case.

Imported Striped Catfish (Basa / Swai / Tra Catfish)

As with Grouper, more often than not when you see this fish on the menu what you are usually getting is Pangasius (A fish raised in filthy conditions). Pangasius is known for being contaminated with vibriobacteria – a horrible microbe that is responsible for most shellfish poisoning.

The farming methods used to cultivate these fish in Vietnam are not only destroying the environment, they also have fish living in toxic waste and filth. The only way they can breed and survive is to be fed all kinds of antibiotics, chemical pesticides and even disinfectants.

These all get stored inside the body of the fish itself before it is shipped to your plate. The antibiotic alone have been banned by the World Health Organisation, because it not only feeds humans with antibiotics, it also encourages the development of super-strains of bacterial illnesses.

Farmed Salmon

Last but not least (we promised plenty of fish in the sea) is farmed salmon. We saved the salmon for last because it is one of the worst, and most popular, fish on the menu. If you see the words “Atlantic Salmon” it is probably farmed. This fish is farmed in an environment that leaves it riddled with pesticides, parasites, bacteria and even feces.

Farmed salmon is known for upping inflammation in consumers. It has also been found to have less and less Omega 3 fatty acids in it year after year. This is because they are not being fed their natural diet.

Farmed salmon was tested by the University of New York, who found that it has dioxin levels which are eleven times higher than in wild salmon. Dioxin is a chemical pollutant which is stored in your (and the fishes) fat cells. It can cause cancer, immune system issues and organ damage.

What’s more is that farmed salmon have been linked with increased metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Other substances commonly found in farmed salmon include PCBs and organochlorine pesticides.

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Celebrity Chef Unveiled Food Secret to Cure His Arthritis

February 28, 2017 by admin in Health News with 1 Comment

Have you suffered from excruciating pain, sore joints and extreme fatigue for many years and have been to many doctors and been prescribed many different medications?

Deep aches, knots, when your joints start fusing together and arches, falling, and the discs in your spine start popping.

You feel that the insides of your bones in your hands, feet, hips have been filled with cement and then smashed with a sledgehammer.

That is exactly what happened to Seamus Mullen. The celebrity, then 33 years old, was battling a cycle of terrible pain and frequent hospital visits starting from 2004. At one point, it became so bad that doctors found 36 blood clots inside his body on one occasion. He also had to had his lungs drained and put on life support.

Then in 2009 he competed in “The Next Iron Chef”, while crippling with pain. Seamus was eliminated from the show and taken home in a wheelchair unsure if he would ever walk or stand again. Seamus had Rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic inflammatory disease, and it was ruining his life.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that is so much more than joint pain, or just “arthritis. The key lies in the word ‘rheumatoid’, that makes RA a full body autoimmune disease. It does not just affect your joints, but also your connective and soft tissues, and it can even affect your organs.

Many RA patients describe RA as very severe intense inflammation, and the pain is comparable to the trauma after a car accident. Sometimes the movement is so painful and sore that you need assistance to do simple activities like walking.

And since RA is an inflammatory disease, it means that your immune system is just completely out of whack and begins to attack its own cells. As a result, you’ll suffer from frequent fatigue, fever, colds, and nausea. And you end up feeling completely exhausted after battling all these at the same time.

In severe cases like Seamus’, it can be completely debilitating.

So what did Seamus do?

He decided that he was not willing to just sit back and watch his life come grinding to halt. Instead he consulted with doctors who understood both conventional and contemporary medicine, and found Dr Frank Lipman.

How to Cure Arthritis Naturally?

Besides prescribing a list of foods that excluded processed foods, sugar, gluten, Dr Lipman also included more leafy organic vegetables, good quality fish and grass-fed meat.

But that wasn’t enough.

Dr Lipman suspected that Seamus had excessive microorganisms, or ‘bad bacteria’ that live inside his gut. So Dr Lipman began to correct the microbiome balance inside his gut.

His first step was to remove the parasites, and then the candida.

That’s exactly how he cured his Rheumatoid Arthritis, by eliminating the levels of bad bacteria inside Seamus’s gut.

Research done at the New York University School of Medicine looked into whether a lack of probiotic bacteria in your gut could cause rheumatoid arthritis.

What they found was that patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis generally harboured a higher than normal level of pro-inflammatory intestinal hooligan bacteria Prevotella copi in their gut. These patients also had far fewer good bacteria (intestinal microbiome) in their gut.

According researchers at Mayo Clinic, “Larger-than-normal populations of specific gut bacteria may trigger the development of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and possibly fuel disease progression in people genetically predisposed to this crippling and confounding condition.”

Seamus decided to use their concepts and he(with the help of Dr Lipman) re-structured his life to fit in with it. The underlying principles were:

Fostering a healthy lifestyle, including enough sleep.

Seamus realised that another problem with his diet was the regularity of his meals times. He worked long hours and seldom (if ever) sat down to a real meal.

When he embarked on his probiotic focused diet Seamus also started sitting down to three set meal times a day. This way he was focused on his meal, but he was also relaxing during the time that he was eating and not running around doing other things while snacking on bread as used to.

Sitting down to a meal helps your body to start the process of digestion the way your body is intended to. You are not meant to run around under high levels of stress while grabbing a quick bite to eat. You are meant to eat, digest and let your body absorb the nutrients you put into it.

Seamus’ health started to improve, but he there was another problem in his diet. Sugar. So Seamus cut out all gluten and sugar from his diet. Although he maintains that some people seem to be able to eat gluten without ill effects, he could feel the effect it had on his gut. Without gluten or sugar in his new diet, his health soon started to improve in leaps and bounds.

Exercising regularly

Seamus realised that for his body to operate optimally it needed to be fit and strong. So She started an exercise program three times a week.

Maintaining a healthy level of good gut bacteria (microbiome stewardship);

As a chef, Seamus was in a good position to implement a serious change in his diet. The problem was he couldn’t find any delicious recipes that followed his proposed diet, so he decided to create some.

Seamus created a menu that included plenty of probiotic in his every day diet. He also made sure there was more than enough omega-3 and all of the healthy oils such as olive oil.

In addition to the probiotics in his food Seamus also takes probiotic supplements like ProbioShield. These probiotics introduced more healthy bacteria in your intestine and make it difficult for bad bacteria to live in the environment.

Seamus stuck to his guns and after a few months of upping his probiotics, relaxing at regular meal times, cutting out gluten and exercising, he was no longer in pain.

A few years down the line Seamus shows no signs of the disease when tested. As long as he maintains his diet and healthy lifestyle Seamus is no longer in pain and is hardly recognisable as the man he was before.

Many Rheumatoid Arthritis patients have suffered for many years and a cure on the horizon is not a dream. Seamus is a sterling example of how a simple change in diet and lifestyle can change your health, make you well again, and add life to your years as well as years to your life.

If you’re interested to learn type of probiotics you should be taking to heal your RA, go to the next page and find out more –

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About the Author:

Emma Deangela is the best selling author of The Alkaline Diet Program and 80/20 Fat Loss. She has helped over tens of thousands of men and women to lose weight and transform their health with sound nutrition advice. Learn how you can lose weight fast – How to lose weight by adding these alkaline foods.

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