With the news that because we have a few hot days death rates have increased, quick recap, words from Dr Louis Ignarro, Nobel Laureate in Medicine.
We have spoken of the need for hydration, to allow the body to regulate its own temperature to keep our organs in good working condition to protect our brain in its cooling and cushioning.
We also have to ensure our blood is kept flowing well 82% of it is water, we have to drink water with a twist of fruit if water is too difficult, how much? Enough at least two liters, dark colour urine is a clear indicator of dehydration, constant hunger is often really a thirst, try having a large glass of water.
Many of the deaths are heart related, I posted a note from Dr Louis Ignarro a few days ago, and I will give it to you again:
High blood pressure is a symptom that can indicate many possible dysfunctions. One is located at the level of the endothelium, which is the thin layer of cells that line the blood vessels. In this dysfunction, the endothelial cells do not produce enough nitric oxide, which is a short-lived gas that promotes blood vessel relaxation. Chronic dehydration is another common dysfunction that presents with elevated blood pressure.
WATER, WATER, also were light coloured clothes to reflect the heat, wear loose fitting clothes to allow free circulation, use sun block, ensure children use factor 50, cover your head, drink less alcohol, tea, coffee these all dehydrate your body.
If you can paddle in some cool water if not cool your self in a shower put your feet in cool water if you are unable to get out, if you are stuck inside allow air flow through your rooms.
With a further tip to keep your cardiovascular system in good order, to keep the very limited amount of nitric oxide our bodies produce which Dr Ignarro has proved keeps us alive, falling into our posts on antioxidants and eating fruits and vegetables, Dr Ignarro says:
“Pomegranate contains antioxidants capable of markedly protecting nitric oxide against free radical destruction, while augmenting certain biological actions of nitric oxide such as inhibition of vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation.
These research observations support the conclusions that pomegranate possesses potent antioxidant activity that is associated with anti-atherosclerotic effects in humans.”
Let’s just try and share some of these things with those who don’t know and help people enjoy the weather not suffer and in some cases die!
Having spent over 25 years in countries with temperatures far higher than what we are experiencing I do find that the basic survival skills of life seem hard work to so many in the UK, we have to realize that WE have to take responsibility for much of the problems we have, they can be addressed in what we drink what we eat and what we wear, the sun has always been there, its no good blaming the sun!
Well it’s still hot! Let’s look at what we can do to help our bodies.
As said in the last blog, we neglect the biggest organ we have every day, it’s our skin and it’s what the other stuff lives in, no good going to the gym or taking health food or special treatments to look good in one area if your skin is in neglect is it?
The free radicals are basically odd molecules that land on our skin from the elements in the atmosphere, because they are not paired they are mutant and latch on our skin cells and create an infection and take over healthy cells, can we stop them NO, we are stuck with them so we have to kill them off.
We need to do some basic stuff, keep hydrated, even more important in this hot weather, we have spoken about the urgency of the eight glasses of water a day or two litres this is a minimum for bodily function, when you go to the toilet to have a wee, if it’s not clear to straw colour you need more water irrespective of what you have had.
Your body will take water from the skin to keep the organs in you body hydrated, down side is you leave your defences down for the free radical attack, and you develop lines and bags under you eyes, not enough water, you will look old!!
We need to put up a defence against the free radicals and how we can do this is to eat antioxidants, the powerful antioxidants are in our fruits and vegetables we need to ensure that we eat the rainbow of colours every day, to quote Mr Jim Rohn, if an apple a day keeps the doctor away, that’s what it is, it’s not eating seven on Sunday! All you gat that way is tummy ache!
The most powerful of all the fruits is the blue berry, so ensure you protect your self by eating these daily, you can also supplement, I have an antioxidant called Rose Ox, my one a day suit or armour to protect myself, http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk These are all year round tips, So we have our bodies hydrated with water, we eat the fruits and vegetables for the antioxidants we have our sun block high factor and we were a hat to stop or heads from cooking.
The old story of tea will keep you cool, fizzy drinks are good for you and help to cool you, Let’s have a beer to cool us down, ALL of these dehydrate your body, yes all, the only thing is water in the heat, don’t like plain water, put a slice of fresh lemon or orange in it, this is long term health we are talking about.
People often say they don’t sweat and keep cool in the sea, well just a little word to the wise, not only do you sweat when immersed in the sea when you swim and play but salt water dry’s your skin of moisture, so not only should you keep you body hydrated you should use a high quality skin cream to replace the moisture see http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk skin care.
If you are working in the sun you should replace the electrolytes that you lose in your sweat and salts this is vey important, without filling your body with sugar, I recommend what I use, Herbalife24 Hydrate http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk it’s what I also use when I train.
I will finish off this blog today with after sun, sand and wind you need to use some good skin products to re hydrate your skin and keep the moisture locked it, ensuring smooth nourished skin, I use all the products on http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk outer nutrition range.
I may well give you a few tips later in the week, but I have to dash as I’m off to the beach!
What a fantastic day 30c another hot day in the UK. You need to read this!
Do you know what the biggest organ of the human body is?
Well for most of us it’s the most abused, it’s bashed grazed cut and bruised for years, we pierce it and cut it, we even inject dye to make pictures on it, we dip it in chemicals and bleach we leave it in water the wind, we cover it in dirt and we blast it with extreme temperatures, we sting it with plants and insects, we scratch it till its sore, and worst of all we burn it!
Yes, it’s your skin! The tent our other bits live in, if you don’t look after it where are you and your bits going to live?
Once in the summer our parents and grand parents would get us on the beach in the summer to get us “as brown as a berry, let the suns rays give us lots of goodness” well back then it did to a level and the sun just gave us a tan.
Today there is a stark reality to health, skin cancer kills, the suns rays are no longer diluted by the protection of the ozone layer, its not there in anything like the density of the 1940’s 1950’s today is like putting the kids into the micro wave for a quick blast, we HAVE to protect our skin.
Sun light is a key element to good health we should try to get out in the fresh air all year round even on the most overcast day the suns rays feed our bodies.
It’s being sensible and not allowing our skin to burn and blister we need to make sure we use sun block today and protect our children as well as our self’s, Falling asleep in the sun is so easy to do ( I confess when I was young living in tropical countries I would often have too much to drink and fall to sleep for the afternoon to awake like an over cooked steak) if I did what I used to do in the 60’s & 70’s I’m sure I would be very ill today at best.
When looking as sun factor please understand that most skin care cosmetic products for indoor use, just going to work have a factor up to 15uv so you need to realise that that factor is useless out on the beach or in the park, kids should have factor 50uv and all over in the sun, adults today 30uv, seriously you need to do this.
Have a look at the SF in your skin care, I use an anti ageing range at http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk ant its all factor 15uv I use this every day all year round, getting the best from the sun and protecting my skin.
Its not only the sun the wind also rip’s at our skin stripping the goodness allowing the free radicals to attack our health.
I will continue the thread of the blog to try to point you in the right direction for good skin care and why and where you can get it from food and products
Blood Sugar Levels.
What a subject to talk about, almost everyone has opinion and 99% of it is wrong, now I’m not saying I have the absolute answer to the subject but what I do have are some good life practices you can help your self and your family with.
I have them direct from my notes taken at meetings with the world’s number 1 doctor as voted for by doctors, Dr David Heber, MD., Ph.D. Director, UCLA centre for human nutrition.
Glucose is a simple sugar and is one of the primary molecules which serve as energy sources for both plants and animals fact.
Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps maintain normal blood sugar levels fact.
Uncontrolled or high blood sugar levels can lead to health complications such as blindness, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes’s fact.
Increase in concentration of glucose in the blood leads to a condition called “diabetic coma” or hyperglycaemia.
So why if it’s a primary molecule that we need is there a problem?
The easy answer is GREED! But not the overeating greed, this is money greed, it’s what we hope and expect our doctor’s politicians and legal systems to protect us from,
But they don’t because they all get so much money from food manufactures they are quite happy for us all to become sick.
There were once rules, but when some broke the rules and added more sugars than others to sell more products, as we become addicted to the high sugar taste.
When the rule breakers were found out, they, the government decided it was eaiser to allow others to also use more to make it fair and they continued collecting tax as we became sick.
This has gone on for years and the governments have been challenged, food manufactures have been challenged to regulate and show customers what they eat, most have misleading labels and no one cares, the only supermarket that adopted the recommended traffic light system was Sainsburys, the others continue with smoke and mirrors, helping you and your kids to an early death.
Anyway enough of why you are on your back foot before you start this subject, Everything has natural sugar within it or glucose, it could be Lactose of fructose so many names, but all processed food has also refined sugar, death in a bag!
We need to try to read labels and get your intake down straight away.
We know that often hunger is thirst so we need to drink those minimum of eight glasses of water a day.
We need to introduce more protein into our diet, soya being the best for our health, protein curbs hunger and gives a slow sustained release of energy, try to have protein in soya or white meats at least three times a day.
We also need to slow down the absorption of glucose from any form into our blood stream and avoid the rapid rise in our blood followed by the crash when our pancreas is forced into producing insulin to cause the drop and store the residue as body fat, OH this really is a lose, lose story up until you die!
The fact is we should get from our diet at least 24 grams of fibre a day, that once equated to eight hours grazing when we were hunter gatherers, well since then we have let the fibre hunt go, even people with a quest on good food are lucky to get 8 grams a day.
So when I tell you fibre is essential to the slowing of absorption of glucose into our blood it becomes clear we have a problem! You can see what I recommend Fibre & Herb, two tablets three times a day with large glass of water, http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk order your soya based products and get your health on track today.
Fibre has two components, two functions, digestible, this is the stuff that creates a lining of the stomach, this in turn slows the absorption, then the indigestible fibre, this goes into our tummy and swells up giving a signal of fullness thus curbing appetite, it also catches excess cholesterol in our foods, but most of all it passes through our intestines and cleans as it goes keeping our gut healthy.
Start looking at the labels and improve your health, any questions just fill in the feed back form at http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk
What the experts just don’t know!
I was today looking at a BUPA Health News magazine that is sent out to members, I normally read them with despair, its surgeons touting for business, things you think simple until you put your claim in and the list that’s not covered emerges.
However this month there was an article, “5 Myths About Diet,” No2 was, “You need to drink at least six glasses of water every day, going on to say, in fact, most people get all the fluids they need through a combination of water juice milk tea and coffee, there is no set amount that you should drink every day- it’s just important to drink enough to prevent dehydration. If you do need to drink your body will soon let you know by making you thirsty, What a load of tosh!
What did I say about touting for business!!
Your body uses 1.7litres of water a day to exist, eating breathing perspiring, going to the loo.
What it is within our body, 75% of our brain, 82% of our blood, 22% of our bones, 75% of our muscles, it regulates our body temperature, helps carry nutrients and oxygen to our cells, moistens oxygen for breathing, helps convert food into energy, protects and cushions vital organs, helps body to absorb nutrients, cushions joints, removes waste from the body, so it’s pretty important, we cover this on the web site http://www.giftofhealth.co.uk
Fact; tea and coffee and alcohol dehydrate your body, liquid in any other form than water is processed by your body and so uses resources that should be used in keeping you healthy.
It’s true your body will find the fluid it needs to survive from foods and drinks, but at a price, using your body’s resources to filter liquids, so something suffers within, one of the first places that the internal organs are fed water from is your skin, early ageing is seen very clearly in people that don’t drink enough water, smoke, drink lots of coffee and alcohol, tell tail lines on the top lip and under the eyes.
Your body will not necessarily remind you that you are dehydrated, our brain often send signals that are miss interpreted, commonly people think they are hungry but its thirst that’s the problem.
Have a look next time you have a pee, if it’s a dark colour, well anything darker than from straw to clear colour, you are dehydrated, I guess that’s most of us at some time or other in 24 hour period.
SO YOU NEED TO DRINK EIGHT GLASSES OR TWO LITRES OF WATER A DAY TO HAVE HEALTHY SKIN AND NORMAL BODY FUNCTION. USE YOUR PEE AS THE GAUGE TO WATER HYDRATION HEALTH.