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My Good Health and Wellness Plan
Good health and wellness is achieved by integrating attitude and physical care. I continually work on my mindset following the guidance that I share at Manifest Mastermind This article summarizes the physical action I take on daily weekly basis including: diet, exercise and nutritional supplements.
Motivation or My Why
Before the age of 10 I had my share of stays in the hospital as a result of being sick and from injuries sustained in a car accident with my father. Ultimately my experiences with the medical establishment led me to the conclusion that most of the time our bodies are perfectly capable of being healthy with the right personal care. Being healthy without medical care became my health goal and my health and wellness actions are in alignment with that goal.
Every day I am now doing the oxygenation program that I am being trained on by Zna Trainer. I encourage you to learn more about this and when you do you will soon understand that working with her personally will soon be nearly impossible because of the demand. Click Here for more information and when you call her be sure you mention my name so she makes time for you.
One thing I have found is that if you really don’t like doing something it will not be sustainable part of your life. I have adjusted the time I devote to exercise which is why I love Zna’s program because I can to it most any time and anywhere. Walking/running and going to the gym are things I still do and of course take more time. I still enjoy them.
My diet changes depending on whether I am home or traveling. It is easier for me to eat my preferred foods of oatmeal, fruits and vegetables when I am working from home. I generally have two meals a day with a snack of mixed nuts or popcorn.
I drink water throughout the day. I enjoy several cups of coffee in the morning. I have now switched to healthy coffee by Organo Gold and absolutely love it. Click Here for more information on this product line and at least scan the articles I have posted there.
I am not a person that resists foods that are well known to be less than optimal for your health. I just don’t eat them often. In general when it comes to food and drink, enjoy what you want in moderation and consume what you know to be healthy most of the time.
In 1994 I purchased a business in Tampa, Florida and began splitting my time between Florida and Ohio where my daughter lives with her mom. The change in temperatures seemed to be having an adverse affect on me. In that year I became more knowledgeable on nutrition and health and particularly the lack of nutrients in many of the foods we eat.
I learned of pure organic essential oils and since that time have used them daily. Today I use the Core Supplements and Body Balance that are made with essential oils. I use them daily even when traveling. Click Here for more information
In November 2009 I learned of Stem Enhance and Stem Flo which stimulate the production of your own stem cells and improve the circulation so the stem cells get to where they are needed. I have been using those products twice daily ever since. I have my story at Stem Cells Restore. This is the only product line I am aware of that stimulates the production of your own stem cells which are the building blocks of cell regeneration. This is a great anti-aging product and based on what I know I agree with the company leadership who advocates that everyone should take this product.
Dietary Soluble Fiber is mandatory for digestion health, healthy colon, minimizing the risk of heart disease, regulating blood sugar and more. I use Bios Life slim every day twice a day including when I am traveling. If my dietary fiber intake is low on any given day, I take this product three times a day. Click Here
Most recently I switched drinking my favorite coffee that I order from a roaster in the Mid West to Organo Gold with Ganoderma Lucidem. Once I found out all the health benefits of this coffee, switching was a no brainer. If you are a tea drinker, they have a green tea product for you. I didn’t think I would notice a difference in how I felt by switching to this healthy coffee, but I do. I am more energized, sleeping better and I really like the taste of the different coffee products.
So that is what I do. Overall I feel good. I am able to travel all over North America in and out of different time zones while maintaining my energy. I have not been sick with a cold or worse in more than two years.
Does all of this mean that I will look like I am 50 when I am 90? Maybe! Does this mean I will never need a doctor? Maybe! Does this mean I will live energetically well past 100? Maybe!
There are a lot of variable which is why I am concluding this same way I introduced this information. It is very important to integrate your health and wellness program with mindset self-development.
For me this process has been worth it.
Sending you the energy of health and happiness.
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My Health Goal: Optimal Health in Minimal Time.
If you follow my group Build Profits on Facebook or my Business Blog Build Business Profits you know I frequently remind readers as well as live audiences that good health is the most valuable asset we have.
If We Are Not In Good Health, Our Work and Relationships Suffer.
Many acknowledge without good health nothing else matters very much. Even with that knowing, most proceed to eat and drink opposite of what we know is good for optimal health. Notice the focus on eating and drinking.
This morning Zna Trainer spent the first 20 minutes of our session reminding me with detailed instructions on diet. She helped me by focusing on what I could be doing different when I travel. I am no novice to this topic and while Zna is an expert her real value comes from her training and encouragement.
I love having her as a personal trainer because she teaches me her amazing program, reminds me to do my homework and holds me accountable for achieving the results I intend to achieve. In one session you will feel a very noticeable difference. I have and I know you will as well.
Zna’s Four Second Miracle
Zna reminded me it takes about 10 minutes to set up for the 4 second miracle the first time. She carefully explains the benefits to your body of everything she is having you do. Nothing hurts however, her one on one instructions require your attention and effort.
Since she is the expert and it is her program I am not going to tell you how to do it. I will tell you the actual exercise she teaches is about 4 seconds. She explains why this is a miracle solution for your health, including strength and anti-aging. Her program is great for “that” and you know what I mean…both men and women.
I noticed my energy level was really great after our session today and this was after getting in late from a plane trip and not getting more than about 4 hours sleep. She told me what sleep deprivation does and I will do my best to avoid that.
My results: I started working with Zna in late 2008 and continued for about 3 months. I lost about 20 pounds and reached my ideal weight. I gained energy and clarity. I felt healthier and experienced improved skin tone and more. Then life got in the way and I drifted away from the program. She knew it was time for me to make a lifestyle adjustment with a commitment to what she teaches me to do. I recently restarted training with Zna and I am reminded how wonderful an experience that can be.
She is a great lady and wonderful friend. She wants you to know that when you call her she will give you double the introductory sessions when you mention my name and will give you that and more for a very special affordable price. I’ll let her tell you what it is. Call her at this special number that I use which is 801-651-6115
For your great health and success
(the following article was found at Bottom Line News - I highly recommend all Bottom Line publications.)
No More Jet Lag
It’s holiday season, when many people may be whisking across time zones to visit loved ones or take a vacation. However, depending on where you go, jet lag, especially for those going east — say from the US to Europe — can intrude on as many as six days of vacation or business using the common guideline — one day’s adjustment for each time zone crossed. It’s even more problematic for people beyond their mid-40s, when the body develops greater resistance to being on the “wrong” time. Because the circadian clock controls all body rhythms, when jet travel disrupts it, the traveler might suffer digestive upsets and irritability (both digestive and personality) in addition to being wide awake in the wee hours and sleepy at lunch. Treating with sleeping pills, as many travelers do, relieves sleep deprivation but not jet lag symptoms during the day. The only real cure for jet lag is resetting the body clock.
RECENT LEARNING ON RESETTING THE CLOCK
Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have spent years studying the circadian cycle puzzle and have recently determined a method that allows travelers to avoid many of the symptoms of jet lag altogether. Their method is to reset your body clock before you set foot on the airplane. To find out more, I called Charmane Eastman, PhD, director of the Biological Rhythms Research Lab and professor of behavioral sciences at Rush, who leads this work. She explained that resetting the clock requires manipulating the two key players in the circadian cycle — light and dark. Melatonin, the hormone associated with darkness, can also help. By shifting the timing of light and sleep, travelers can reset the clock a little each day. To move forward in time zones, as is done for most eastward travel is called phase advancing… for traveling west, it is called phase delaying. While the reset takes some time and effort, it’s worth it if it ensures more enjoyment from your vacation or being more effective in your business presentation.
PHASE ADVANCING (FOR TRAVEL WEST TO EAST)
There are three key components for successful time shifting — gradually adjusting your sleep schedule, taking melatonin at the right time and getting bright light, usually from a light box, at the right time.
Melatonin: Taking melatonin is not like popping a sleeping pill… melatonin timing here is specifically to reset the body clock. Phase advancing requires taking 0.5 mg of melatonin about five hours before your natural fall asleep time. (Melatonin, especially in larger doses, makes some people sleepy so be careful about driving after taking it.)
Bright light: Ideal amount of light exposure is two to three hours either in natural sunlight or with a light box pointed so your face and eyes receive the light. Getting up intermittently during that time is okay.
With that as background, you are ready to begin phase advancing for eastbound travel. The ideal would be to follow the method for the number of days equal to the number of time zones you will cross, but even fewer days will lessen your jet lag on arrival and you’ll recover more quickly. Don’t worry if you lie awake part of the time you are in bed, said Dr. Eastman. Simply remain in a darkened room for the duration and you will help reset your body clock. Based on a bedtime of midnight and a wakeup time of 8 am here is how to accomplish phase advancing…
* Day one: Take 0.5 mg of melatonin five hours before your usual bedtime (in other words, at 7 pm) and go to bed one hour earlier, at 11 pm. Get up one hour earlier, at 7 am and immediately begin light exposure.
* Day two: Take the melatonin one hour earlier (6 pm), go to bed one hour earlier (10 pm) and get up one hour earlier than day one (6 am) and into the light.
* Days three, four and five: Adjust timing of bed, melatonin and light exposure to be one hour earlier than the day before.
PHASE DELAYING (EAST TO WEST TRAVEL)
Westbound travel, which calls for phase delaying, is much easier for the body. The reason, said Dr. Eastman, is probably because the circadian cycle is usually longer than 24 hours, stretching to as much as 25. Phase delaying, then, is also simpler. Just set your bedtime later by an hour or two sequentially every night for at least a few days and get full light exposure for a few hours before going to bed. You don’t need melatonin when phase delaying. Phase delaying is also good for eastbound travelers who are crossing seven or eight time zones — especially for night owls. It’s easier than phase advancing and, for far distances, just as beneficial. However, it is difficult to schedule if you have a job with set hours or young children.
Depending on your direction of travel, resetting the body clock can take a lot of effort. But, when you’re preparing for your once in a lifetime trip, it may be far better to have a socially awkward sleep schedule (going to bed really early or waking up really late) before you go rather than miss out on any of your time at your destination. Dr. Eastman reminded me, too, that most people don’t phase shift themselves entirely into the anticipated new time zone, whether advancing or delaying. However, according to her, shifting even a few zones makes travel substantially easier and more rewarding.
Article Courtesy of Today’s Health Tip and Steve Pohlit
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Don’t Ignore Snoring
David L. Steward, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
U p to 80% of men and 30% of women snore on occasion. Unfortunately, most people dismiss snoring as nothing more than a nuisance. That’s a mistake.
Snoring can be a sign of potentially serious health problems. Example: Obese people often snore. So do those with sleep apnea, in which breathing stops periodically during sleep. Both conditions increase the risk for high blood pressure and heart disease.
Anyone whose snoring is loud enough to disturb a bed partner — or is accompanied by morning headaches or daytime fatigue — should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) who specializes in sleep disorders.
Main causes of snoring…
This condition is defined as a complete or partial breathing blockage occurring more than five times an hour or more than 40 times during eight hours of sleep. Many sleep apnea patients stop breathing hundreds of times per night. The sufferers must arouse themselves from sleep to start breathing again, which prevents them from getting restful sleep. Studies have shown that patients with sleep apnea may be so fatigued during the day that they have slower reaction times than drunk drivers.
Sleep apnea is usually caused by excess tissue in the throat that sags and obstructs the flow of air. The condition primarily affects overweight men and women. Men with a neck size of 17 inches or larger have the greatest risk of developing the condition. Both apnea and snoring can be significantly improved when patients lose weight.
A form-fitting mouthpiece, prescribed by a doctor, can help prevent snoring. It pulls the tongue and soft palate forward to keep the airways open. If the mouthpiece needs to be used nightly, a custom-made device is comfortable and will not cause jaw or dental problems. It can be ordered from your dentist or oral surgeon.
Also helpful: Sleep on your side. This position reduces the effect of gravity on tissues in the throat and helps keep the airways open.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), in which patients wear a pressurized mask during sleep, successfully eliminates apnea and snoring in nearly all patients, but requires nightly use to be effective. With CPAP, air is forced through the airways and prevents them from collapsing.
Until recently, surgery was the only other option. Depending on the patient, this may involve uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (removing tissue from the soft palate as well as the uvula), which is usually performed in conjunction with removal of tonsils… removing enlarged adenoids… or tightening throat tissue. In some cases, the upper and/or lower jaw may need reshaping to improve airflow.
New approach: Radio frequency therapy (somnoplasty) uses radio waves to shrink the soft palate or other enlarged tissues. The outpatient procedure, performed by an otolaryngologist with local anesthesia, takes about 30 minutes. Patients receive as many as five treatments. It’s safer than surgery, since it does not require general anesthesia — which can be risky for obese patients with sleep apnea — and can be used as an alternative to CPAP for serious apnea and snoring.
Drinking depresses the central nervous system, increases relaxation of throat muscles and promotes congestion by dilating blood vessels in the nose. Just one to two drinks can make snoring worse.
It’s fine for most people to have a beer or a glass of wine with dinner if snoring is mild — but don’t have a nightcap within two hours of bed. People with loud or frequent snoring may want to give up alcohol for a few weeks to see if it helps.
Nasal congestion that accompanies allergies results in mouth-breathing during sleep, which can increase snoring.
If you have itchy, watery eyes as well as congestion, allergies may be the culprit. To determine whether allergies are causing you to snore, use a decongestant nasal spray, such as oxymetazoline (Afrin), for a few nights. If the snoring improves, nasal congestion is probably the problem.
Caution: Do not continue using the spray. Daily use can cause rebound congestion that’s worse than the original problem.
Avoiding allergens is the best defense. Example: Stay indoors during peak pollen times (mornings and evenings)… wash your bedding in hot water weekly to kill dust mites… control mold by wiping damp surfaces with a mild bleach solution… and use a dehumidifier in basements or other damp areas.
Nonsedating oral antihistamines, such as loratadine (Claritin), can reduce nasal congestion and snoring. Your doctor may prescribe a nasal steroid spray, such as fluticasone (Flonase), to shrink nasal swelling. Intranasal steroid sprays don’t cause rebound congestion and are safe for long-term use.
The partition between the nostrils is sometimes crooked, usually from birth or due to a broken nose or other trauma. This reduces airflow, which often causes snoring.
Air normally flows through alternate sides of the nose at different times — it switches every four to six hours. If you consistently breathe through only one side of your nose, you may have a deviated septum. Surgery to repair the septum is helpful in severe cases, but most patients simply can use a nasal steroid, such as triamcinolone (Nasacort) or budesonide (Rhinocort), to reduce swelling and help air to flow more smoothly.
Also helpful: Use an over-the-counter nasal strip, such as Breathe Right, to help hold the nasal passages open.
These benign growths are usually caused by persistent infections and/or allergies. A polyp no larger than a pencil eraser can obstruct normal airflow and cause snoring.
Polyps usually disappear once nasal inflammation or infection is treated with medication. If they don’t go away — or keep coming back — you may need to have them surgically removed in a 30- to 60-minute outpatient procedure that requires general anesthesia.
The turbinates are small, bony structures that protrude into the nasal airway. They’re covered with a mucous membrane that warms and moisturizes incoming air. Enlarged turbinates, due to allergies, obstruct airflow and often cause snoring.
Radio frequency treatments shrink turbinates and reduce snoring. Most patients need only one treatment to eliminate scar tissue and enlarge the nasal openings.
Bottom Line/Health interviewed David L. Steward, MD, associate professor and director of clinical trials research in the department of otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and member of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in Alexandria, Virginia.