They say that the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes, but that’s not to say that you can’t at least delay the former. It’s certain that all of our times will come of course, but what’s not certain is when. And with the right lifestyle, the right attitude, and the right help, we can make sure that our lifespans are significantly longer.
If you’ve taken it upon yourself to make sure that your elderly parents are staying as healthy, strong and active as possible, so that they can thoroughly enjoy their golden years, you certainly don’t want to forget to guide them when it comes to their diet and the supplements that they need to take in order to keep disease at bay.
You’re probably aware of the benefits of including fish several times per week as part of a balanced diet. This may have led you to wonder why exactly fish is so important, and what to do if you don’t particularly enjoy eating fish! So, these are five of the many benefits of fish or fish oil supplements particularly for seniors – for that matter, anyone over age 50!
The aim of a coffee colonic is increased detoxification, specifically of the liver and attached bile ducts in the digestive system. The stimulation of coffee as a colonic or enema, has been confirmed by endoscopic studies to increase output from the gallbladder and bile ducts.
One of the biggest reasons why people around the world are switching to organic food is because it is more nutritious. Organically grown food is rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins. So, switching to organic food makes your body more resistant to various diseases, mainly because it has a much higher level of essential nutrients needed by your body to fend off against infections.
That’s right! The spice that makes cinnamon rolls exquisite and oatmeal cookies rock can also help lower your high cholesterol – without the pastries of course! Cinnamon is a natural antioxidant, an antimicrobial, and has been used from everything from colds to protecting against heart disease. But research has shown its true hidden powers.
The UN once declared Spirulina the “best food of the future”. Is it just sensationalism? After all, it’s only a microscopic, blue-green algae. Used by the Aztecs and Mesoamericans since the 16th century, few know that its history goes even further back to 9th century Chad. Presently, it is cultivated and eaten in over 70 countries as a dried powder or pill.
Jamaican Callaloo is a green leafy plant that has been culturally consumed in the West Indies, namely Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, etc. Callaloo is more or less like spinach, though people will swear that it’s totally different. It does have a distinct taste and is very savory.
The name Sea Buckthorn doesn’t readily roll off my tongue, but this fruited plant is definitely aesthetically pleasing to my eye. The plant, which is very rich in Vitamins C and E and essential fatty acids, was written about by ancient Greek scholars and Tibetan physicians. It is touted for its environmental benefits and its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties.
Melatonin is a natural hormone in our bodies that is released into our blood stream to regulate our sleep cycles. Late at night, after sunset, our body releases melatonin from our pineal gland into our bloodstream. This gives us that relaxing feeling and the permission to get some much needed rest from our day’s work – our bodies’ way for falling asleep naturally.