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Donate Hair for a smile

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Donate Hair for a smile

Why donate your hair?

 

Cancer is a disease that can happen to anyone, regardless of the age, sex, social class, etc. The majority of them lost something that is very precious, their hair, which they need to adapt to physical changes.

 

Many are unaware that we can help by donating our hair, this is for them a reason to live, hope, a smile, to feel good about them physically, gives them strength to continue their treatment. And for us it is a great satisfaction, as it also involves us to give up something truly valuable.

 

Here are some requirements to be a donor.

  • Must have a length of 8 inches or more in a tail or braid, it has to be clean and dry.
  • Hair colored or permed is acceptable.
  • The Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 8 inches, and can be divided into multiple ponytails .
  • Curly hair can be cut to the minimum size of 8 inches. 8 inches, measured from end to end is the minimum length required for a wig.
  • Hair that has been decolorized (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable.
  • Hair that has been swept from the floor can not be used.
  • We can’t accept dreads or Rasta hair.
  • Place the ponytail or braid dry in a plastic bag (ZIPLOC) and submit it with your name and details. And contact us.

 

What is a Nutritarian?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

 

A NUTRITARIAN is a person who has a preference for foods that are high in micronutrients.

The term “Nutritarian” was coined by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. In his book, Eat to Live, he offers a health equation, which also serves as a succinct summary of the nutrutarian approach to health:

Health = Nutrients/Calories (or H= N/C for short).

Remember the more nutrients you consume per calorie, the healthier you will be.

It is important to understand that food has a powerful disease-protecting and therapeutic effects and Nutritarians seeks to consume a broad array of micronutrients via their food choices. It is not sufficient to merely avoid fats, consume food with a low glycemic index, lower the intake of animal products, or eat a diet of mostly raw foods. A truly healthy diet must be micronutrient rich and the micronutrient richness must be adjusted to meet individual needs.

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, onions, mushrooms, beans, and berries, and especially leafy greens, are the most nutrien-dense foods. A nutritarian strives to consume at least 90% of their diet from these foods.

This diet will lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and even such conditions as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It also reduces migraines, fatigue, digestive problems, allergies, hair loss, anxiety, and other problems that affect our body.

Dr. Fuhrman’s prescription for improving and maintaining great health:

“The quality of a diet can be based on three simple criteria:

  1. Levels of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals) per calorie.
  2. Amounts of macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, proteins) to meet individual needs, without excessive calories that may lead to weight gain or health compromise.
  3. Avoidance of potentially toxic substances (such as trans fats) and limited amounts of other potentially harmful substances (such as sodium).”

While nutritarians do not necessarily exclude animal products some of them do choose to be full vegan. Many vegetarians, however, are not nutritarian, if they frequently consume products containing processed grains, oils, sugars, or salt.

It takes time to be a nutritarian and I’m still learning but I love it. My life has changed in so many ways as have the lives of the people around me. For instance, did you know that Bok Choy has more calcium per calorie than whole milk?

 

Do you want to learn more?

Do you want to improve your health?

Ask me how.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guano Bat Feces

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

After guano has lain around for a couple of years, a fungus grow in it releasing spores into the air that causes HISTOPLASMOSIS in humans.

Histoplasmosis can cause serious respiratory diseases in humans, causing fever and chest pains. If left untreated it can turn into a chronic lung disease that resembles tuberculosis. in the very young and the very old or people who already have cancer, AIDS or other serous illnesses.

This disease can be fatal and it can also travel from the lungs to the eyes, causing ocular histoplasmosis syndrome, which destroys the central vision (not periphreal). The lung problems can many times be cured with anti-fungal medication, but the ocular disease has no cure.

If bat guano is found in a home or other building, it is important to have it remove as soon as possible by a trained professional. A professional will search for any roosting bats that may be inside, then for any passageways that may be accessible to bats. Any points of entry have to be closed so that the bats do not reappear.

To remove the guano, a professional will wear a respirator and dress in protective gear. The guano is usually sprayed with water or a fungicide so that the removal process will not cause the fungus to become airborne. It can be cleaned up via a specialized vacuum, together with cleaning chemicals, or can be collected manually or a combination of both.

If bat guano has been found in the house, especially if it has been there for a few years, it is important to watch for any symptoms and to get medical attention in any lung or eye disease symptoms begin. Early treatment is extremely important in the ocular histoplasmosis, as laser treatment can stop the vision loss, though they can not restore any vision that has already been lost.

 

Kale The superstar vegetable

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Kale, also known as Borecole, is one of the healthiest vegetable on the planet, because is an excellent source of Beta Carotene, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Calcium. And also contains Sulforaphane is a potent anti-cancer specially when chopped or minced.

Benefits:

  • Helps lower Cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, specially when Kale is cooked instead of raw.
  • Lower the risk of cancer.
  • Is recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body’s detoxification system.
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Also rich in the eye-health.

Recommendations:

  • To find the freshest Kale; look for firm, deeply colored leaves with hardy stems. Smaller leaves will be more tender and milder in flavor. Leaves range form dark green to purple.
  • Store Kale unwashed, in an air-tight zipped plastic bag for up to five days in the refrigerator.
  • Quick cooking preserves kale’s nutrients, texture, color and flavor.
  • Rinse kale, chop it finely and add to soups, stews, sti-fry, salads, egg dishes, or casseroles. Or top pizzas with kale for added nutritional goodness.

 

You are what you eat

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

You are what you eat

Many people repeat this phrase nowadays, including nutritionists, nurses, life coaches and doctors.

This meaningful expression is not new, it all started in 1940 when the book “You are what you eat” by Victor H. Lindlarh was published, and after that it gained further popularity in the 1960′s.

But the origin of this statement goes much further and deeper. In 1863 the German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach said, “Man is what he eats”. Before him Savarin said, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”.

What we put in our body is so important but most of the people take it for granted, but is not their fault, there are so many factor. Lets start by talking how wrong the Food Pyramid is; how can you teach a child that the most important food group is carbohydrates when the most important and the one you need to consume the most is fruits and vegetables.

Then there are the big companies with their advertisements confusing the people, inventing all this fast food, or saying that you need to drink at least 2 boxes of milk per day to prevent osteoporosis, when we now have studies made by real scientist saying that milk doesn’t prevent that and it is actually worse because it increases the cholesterol in your blood and can even cause kidney stones.

But is never too late to change your lifestyle, remember that our body is a temple that only we can nourish it.

Fill your body with raw food, food from the ground, food full of life and you will feel a difference, more energy, less anxiety, better digestion, healthier looking clearer mind. You wont regret it. It is time for a change.