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Are You Getting Enough High Quality Sleep?

Rest is the foundation for activity Rest and sleep are highly researched, yet still mysterious in their own rights. Over the years, many scientists have studied this essential activity that all animals participate in. Although the definitive reason why we sleep is yet to be agreed upon, physiologically and biochemically speaking, this complex activity has a number of benefits including: Bodily restoration – tissue growth and repair, protein synthesis Battle pathogens – sleep deprivation diminishes immune-fighting capabilities, including those of the Natural Killer cells Solidify memories – new material is committed to memory Tweak metabolism – sleep affects how our bodies metabolize and store food items such as carbs; further, hormones that affect our appetites can be greatly altered by improper sleep Pruning weakened or unnecessary synapses – during rest, our bodies repair dysfunctional cells, such as those within our nervous system Mood regulation – certain hormones, produced only during … Continue Reading

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High Protein Dieting: Good or Bad?

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Unsatured Fats with Ray Peat


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Natural Sleep Aid: Melatonin??

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The Benefits of Butter

Butter is a byproduct of milk which is made by churning milk or cream. It’s mostly made from cow’s milk though milk from goat, buffalos, and sheep may also be used. Salt, coloring, flavoring, and preservatives may be added before the butter is packed. Production Depending on the diet of the cow, the color of the butter will vary. Grass-fed cows produce butter with yellowish shade while cows fed with grains and other food items produce butter that which is white in color. The first step in making butter is to separate the cream from the milk. The separated cream is then tested for ph value, butterfat content, flavor, and other defects. This cream may be pasteurized to ensure all bacteria have been removed. The next step is aging where the cream is stored in cool temperatures to crystallize the butterfat to help churning. This cream is then placed in … Continue Reading

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Best Treatment for Endometriosis

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The Differences Between Estrogen vs Progesterone

Estrogen Procreation effects Creates proliferative endometrium Necessary for proper ovulation Decreases sex drive Intrinsic effects Causes breast stimulation Increases body fat Salt and fluid retention Depression and headaches Interferes with thyroid hormone Increases blood clotting Impairs blood sugar control Loss of zinc and retention of copper Reduces oxygen levels in all cells Slightly restrains osteoclast (bone loss) function Reduces vascular tone Increases risk of endometrial cancer Increases risk of breast cancer Increase risk of gallbladder disease Increases risk of autoimmune disorders Progesterone Procreation effects Maintains secretory endometrium Necessary for survival of embryo Restores sex drive Intrinsic effects Protects against fibrocystic breasts Helps use fat for energy Natural diuretic Natural antidepressant Facilitates thyroid hormone action Normalizes blood clotting Normalizes blood sugar levels Normalizes zinc and copper levels Restores proper cell oxygen levels Stimulates osteoblast bone building Restores normal vascular tone Prevents endometrial cancer Helps prevent breast cancer Protects against ovarian cancer … Continue Reading

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Tips for choosing a grass fed supplier

1. Make sure your rancher raises grass fed beef so that you can take advantage of the health benefits associated with higher omega-3 fatty acids, CLA, lower saturated fats, lower cholesterol, and fewer calories. 2. The cattle should be grazing in an open, clean pasture and with no use of artificial supplements, grain or animal by-products (mad cow disease is transmitted via cows eating animal by-products). 3. Your grass farmer should be committed to using NO herbicides, NO pesticides, NO hormone implants, NO antibiotics. 4. Cattle must be moved directly from pasture to processor with no stop in a feedlot. The incidence of E.coli is dramatically reduced in cattle raised on forage and mad cow is not an issue with forage-raised beef. 5. Make sure your beef is processed in a plant that takes pride in processing each animal one at a time… not the big, high speed, factory assembly-line … Continue Reading

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Why Bone Broth is Important

Good broth will resurrect the dead,” says a South American proverb. Said Escoffier: “Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done.” A cure-all in traditional households and the magic ingredient in classic gourmet cuisine, stock or broth made from bones of chicken, fish and beef builds strong bones, assuages sore throats, nurtures the sick, puts vigor in the step and sparkle in love life–so say grandmothers, midwives and healers. For chefs, stock is the magic elixir for making soul-warming soups and matchless sauces. To read more click on the link below http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/515-broth-is-beautiful.html By Lind Defever

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The Thyroid: Part 1

Could thyroid be THE most important hormone in the body? According to Dr. Ray Peat PhD, it can help increase calorie burning, accelerate healing, initiate regeneration, keep sex hormones levels high, lower inflammation, improve digestion and create an overall feeling of happiness. The thyroid gland cannot do this alone. It needs the right diet and life style factors to support it. SYMPTOMS OF LOW THYROID Symptoms of hypothyroidism (low) are: fatigue, cold hands and feet, weight gain, low body temps, poor reflexes, high (usually in the 90′s) or low pulse rates, infertility (men and woman), depression, poor concentration, constipation, dry hair and skin, and as you age the outer third of the eyebrow can disappear as well as the hair on the bottom two-thirds of the leg. HYPERTHROIDISM High or hyperthyroidism is rare. It is referred to as Grave’s disease. It results in a high metabolism. When you are truly … Continue Reading

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