Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Genetics............Not always the only factor!

I am often asked if there is a health problem in my family, am I going to get it too? Genetics, and family history are factors, but they are not the deciding factor or end result in every case. Although we are in the genetic lines of family members that have certain health problems, I have always looked at it as a map to where we may go or could end up, but there are many other factors that may help us to prevent the problem, or "dodge the bullet".

I have often been someone who encourages people to go to family reunions. It is a direct look into the mirror of what you should be concentrating on, health wise, and what trains are coming at you as you stand on the tracks of life. If you discover that cardiovascular disease, or diabetes is a family issue, you need to start living a healthier life, removing things in both your lifestyle and your diet that may lead you towards these health problems. I feel that just because there is an issue, or the possibility of a health issue,we need to be responsible for our health, and in doing so, we may change the course of our future health.

Another thing to remember, all of us have different ways of eating, dealing with stress, weight issues, sleep issues and lifestyles. Work habits can be different, immune systems are also strong in some of us, and weak in others.So having a health condition in the family is now a starting point that may, or may not be a future issue. Always remember to use the information as a tool, and do what is necessary to get jump on your future health.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Getting to the home page of your gut problems....

In today's world, digestive problems are not only on the rise, but have become an epidemic problem. Drug stores, seeing to monopolize on the suffering and symptoms of the public,are more than willing to cater to all of our annoying digestive problems. The problem is now so common, that most drug stores have increased the size of that digestive department, and in many cases it is now an entire aisle. Although I understand the frustration of  these annoying problems, as I had them myself for many years, I finally decided that covering up the problem, or playing hide and seek with the symptoms was not the way to go.

First of all we need to take responsibility for our digestive problems as it is either the food or beverage we just consumed that is causing the symptoms, or it is the years and years of stomach abuse that is now at it's breaking point. Changing the diet, adding a digestive enzyme to allow your gut to do what it needs to do, like it did before we messed everything up is essential. Probiotics, added daily, will help support our digestive process. Using both digestive enzymes and probiotics, believe it or not, will help to bring you to the successful side of relief much faster.

Somehow taking responsibility and giving up the foods that cause the problems, as well as changing the diet seems to be the hardest part. But, although relief is the result you are looking for, you may at the beginning use something to get you through the day, like an antacid, while the enzymes and probiotics are able to start sorting through this gastric disaster you have created with bad food choices and your fork.

I will agree that the discomfort and pain, in some cases is hard to deal with, but seriously, getting to the exact problem and addressing it is the best way to go. Covering up any problem in relation to your health, although a quick fix that we do appreciate, most of the time does nothing more that cover it up.

It is good to know that gut and stomach problems that cause distress either once and a while, or every day can be controlled, and you can feel better again. One last tip, when your digestive system is working correctly, your vitamins, herbs, medication all work better, and you may finally see the benefits of  products you are now using, but because of this gut problem they are not digesting you never see a result.

At one time digestive enzymes and probiotics were just suggested, but today, they should be at the top of your priority shopping list.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

When hope is all you have...

So the new website is up, and the blog has all been transferred over. I plan to keep you up to date on new happenings, new product releases, and new findings in the health and nutrition field. I will also keep you abreast of me and my life.

Kind of a sad mishap, my friends are, as we speak at a rodeo in Arizona, and they always travel with one or more of our Border Collies. They arrived on Thursday night, and to their surprise, Keeley, her name, got out and darted. They have been, as well as all agencies looking for her since then. I am sorry to say that my best friend may not be coming back, and that she has been picked up by someone, or is still lost in the desert area of Chandler Arizona. My hope is that someone will get her to an agency where her microchip can do its job.

Life always has turns in the road, and especially when things like this, that happen from such a different direction that preparation is not a choice. I am totally devastated, but I have to rely on the kindness of others whom I hope will have the same courtesy that I would have if the situation presented itself.

So, stress formulas, extra B Complex, and Tryptophan to sleep, and a lot of hope and prayers for this, my first blog on the new web site page..