Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Do What Your Body Needs

Most people wonder where they should start when they are ready to start improving their health. There is so much information on getting healthy and every practitioner or health guru wants you to start with their program. So what do you need to do and where do you go for that information.

If you go to your health food store you will find numerous colon cleansing products and in health magazine you will finds many advertisements on colonics.

If you first concentration on improving your colon health, you will do your whole body a favor and you will start to feel and be healthier. Because your colon serves your whole body with nutrients and information, you can make a big impact on becoming healthier.

Every part of your body is reflected in the colon. This means that every spot on the colon corresponds to some part of the body. It is through this spot that nutrients and information is sent to that part of the body. Can you imagine if that spot that represents your brain is filled with toxic matter and filled with layer after layer of toxic material that has built up over the years.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Don't skip breakfast

“Children and adults do better on attention and memory tests [when they eat breakfast],” says dietician and exercise physiologist at Health Magazine Samantha Heller. “It helps prevent or lower the risk of obesity and heart disease and diabetes so what you want to do is make sure you get some breakfast in. It doesn't have to be big.”

Heller recommends you have a combination of protein, whole grains and a little good fat in the morning. One option? An egg white omelet with vegetables cooked in olive oil on whole wheat toast.

“The whole grains are really good for you,” says Heller. “They give you the vitamins and minerals and fiber that you need and some people only get their whole grains at breakfast so we encourage that.”

Heller says a diet rich in whole grains has been proven to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Other food choices include: whole grain cereal with low fat milk, a whole wheat bagel with tofu or low fat cream cheese even a peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat bread. You may also want to supplement your meal with fruits.

For more tips on nutritious meals, pick up the latest issue of Health magazine.