What’s going on in your gut has become an increasing area of interest within the health and medical fields and we thought we would share why having a healthy gut is an important aspect of focus at MiracuLoss.
The health of your gut has a huge impact on how you feel within your daily life and how the rest of your body functions. Our gut is home to approximately 100,000,000,000 (100 trillion) microorganisms which develop in our first two years of life. A healthy gut contains 10 times more bacteria than all the cells in your entire body and is made up of over 400 known diverse bacterial species. A healthy gut comprises more than 75% of our immune system, provides protection from infection and regulates metabolism (which is critical to healthy weight maintenance).
Artificial sweeteners and the huge list of products sweetened with them are marketed to you relentlessly as “healthy foods” or “healthier” than sugar or corn syrup sweetened products. But are they really?
There is no link between high cholesterol and heart disease in people over 60, a major study has found.
Winter ailments are around in force, so it’s really important to look after our immune health. Bone broth is a good old fashioned nutritional tonic that is making a comeback! There are many proven health benefits of regularly drinking good quality bone broth…and it’s easy and inexpensive to make.
Anyone who has read Gut and Psychology Syndrome knows the many benefits of bone broth and how it can improve digestion, allergies, immune health, brain health, and much more.
What isn’t as well known is that broth can help reduce cellulite by improving connective tissue, increase hair growth/strength, improve digestive issues and re-mineralise teeth.
Whilst stress is a normal part of life, it’s not healthy to live in a constant state of mental, emotional or physical stress. The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it, keeping us alert and ready to avoid danger. But when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between events, stress becomes damaging.
There is a growing body of evidence that suggest stress is the most serious health problem affecting society today. And it’s not just the major crises in our lives that are the culprit. Our brain interprets ‘constant busyness’ as stress, depleting the body of important nutrients and increasing the production of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. When stress hormones are constantly flooding the body, all our tissues and organs are damaged over time. One of the most common effects of long term stress is unwanted weight gain.
When Doug Olds made the decision to lose weight he began a journey that has has been life changing. Swimming was the best choice of exercise as it took the stress off his joints, so Doug became a regular at the pool and had some initial success. But he soon realised that he needed a different approach if he was going to succeed long term.
After 12 weeks of weight loss Vicky has lost an amazing 34 kilos! She described the process as surprisingly easy…
We posted a story about her weight loss success not so long ago and we are pleased to report that she has lost an additional 11.2 kilos through another round of the Miraculoss programme!
Thousands of New Zealanders have high blood sugar levels – and many don’t know it. Maybe you’re often thirsty or need to urinate frequently. Perhaps you have cuts that are slow to heal or you are unusually tired. Or, far more likely you have no symptoms at all.
Yet raised blood sugar is very bad news. It speeds up the aging process, leads to type 2 diabetes and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. An epidemic of diabetes is engulfing the world.
Sesame seeds may be tiny, but they have huge health benefits. They were worth their weight in gold during the Middle Ages, and for many good reasons.
The more I learn about this precious seed, the more I want to share it with other people. I’m an enthusiastic eater of all sorts of seeds, but sesame seeds in the form of tahini and oil are favorites of mine.
Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free treat! Makes 12
Jake Carney, Founder
The Alternative Daily
Here’s a newsflash I’m sure won’t surprise you… nothing concocted in a laboratory can ever replace the value of what is found in nature!
Mother Nature is incredibly generous in the way she provides – offering a bounty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients to nourish your body so you can enjoy a long healthy life.
One fruit in particular – the coconut – is so abundant in its healing properties it’s referred to as “the tree of life.” And before World War II, people living in island countries, like the Philippines, consumed a diet that consisted mainly of rice, root crops, vegetables and an abundance of the ultra-healing superfood, the coconut.
The coconut is a “functional food” rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber – the essential nutritional building blocks for perfect health.
For generations, island people considered it “The Cure for All Illness” and consumed the meat, milk and coconut oil daily. Although this diet was high in saturated fat, Western conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease were virtually unheard of.
Filipinos and islanders were instead rewarded with a lovely youthful complexion, soft wrinkle-free skin, almost no skin cancer – even with excessive exposure to year round sun – and abundant good health.
Coconut oil in particular has been shown to protect you from viruses, bacteria, infection, cancer, thyroid, brain and heart problems… plus beautifies your skin – and even burns fat!
Coconut oil – a saturated fat – is chock-full of health-promoting properties – and is in no way responsible for high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and the bad effects you’ve been led to believe.
Finally, modern medicine and science are starting to realize this fundamental truth… and it’s been a long time coming. But sadly not before heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and a whole host of other catastrophic diseases have reached epidemic proportions!
Just in case you need a little extra pep in your step to make working out a priority, here are five reasons why working out is a must for everyone.
Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is grown in the mountains of Peru and is sometimes called “Peruvian ginseng”.
There are no known side effects of maca but like any other supplement it should not be taken in large amounts. When you first start using maca it’s best to begin by taking smaller amounts and building up; even 1/2 teaspoon is a good place to start. And at the other end, 1 tablespoons (of the powder) is an average daily dose. Rotating a few days on and a few days off is often recommended.
Maca is good in smoothies, salads, drinks, cooked foods, and juices. Don’t add it to anything that’s very hot because it will lose all its benefits.
Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.