Breathe Deeply, Live Healthier, Happier, and Longer

Breathe Deeply
Breathe Deeply

Breathe Deeply

When you provide a generous flow of oxygen into your body, 100 trillion cells become more alive! This enables the four main organs of your body-the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys- to operate and perform better. Your miracle-working bloodstream purifies and cleanses every part of your body.  This helps eliminate toxic wastes as Mother Nature planned, and the fuel and vital oxygen are carried to every cell in your body.  We are designed to eliminate 70% of our toxins through breathing.  If you do not breathe deeply,  you are not ridding your body of toxins.  The more toxic poison you burn up, the more vitality you will create!

With plenty of oxygen your muscles, tendons and joints function smoothly!  Your skin becomes firmer and more resilient and your complexion clearer and more glowing.  You will radiate with greater health and well-being for a longer, healthier life!  When you get more oxygen, you sleep better.  Oxygen is Mother Nature’s great miracle beautifier.

Deep Breathing Promotes a Healthy Body

When you breath deep your brain will be more alert and your nervous system functions better.  You will be free from tension because you can easily take the stresses and pressures in a calmer way.  Your emotions will come under control.  You’ll feel joyous and exuberant.  Many nervous diseases are due to oxygen starvation.  Deep, diaphragmatic breathing tranquilizes jangled nerves, stimulates the brain with clear thinking and more alertness to help solve any life problems and make wise decisions.  It relaxes the body and releases endorphins-natural pain-killers that create a natural high.

The intentional breather enjoys more peace of mind, tranquility and serenity.  You can concentrate better by taking long, slow, deep breaths.  Also, appropriate breathing stimulates brain cells and promotes new brain cell growth.  Oxygen stimulates your brain and logic and intelligence!

Inhale More Oxygen

People who inhale larger amounts of oxygen are happier people.  Super Power Breathing cleanses your body of psychological and physical poisons and gives you more joy and emotional well-being.

With a clean, purified body and an ample supply of oxygen you can enjoy a more youthful, energetic healthful body for a longer life.  Now, close your eyes, relax and take a few minutes to do some slow, deep breathing.

Air is an important energizer.  The more deeply you breathe pure air, the better your chances are for extending your life.  One of the most important of all physical acts is to breath correctly.  The rhythm and depth of breath affects the state of your mind and body health.  Taking deeper breaths will bring in more oxygen.

Many people suffer from poor circulation in various parts of the body, because they don’t get sufficient oxygen to produce a steady blood circulation into their extremities, they have cold hands, feet, noses and ears.  The more oxygen you get into your body, it is better for your circulation, heart, and hands and feet will be warmer.

For further information see my post There’s a “Right” and a “Wrong” Way to Breathe?

I am Shirley Noah, I teach the 9 pillars for health.  A step-by-step approach to good health.  Let’s connect to see how I may best serve you in the near future.

 

What Is Green Tea’s Health Benefit?

Health Benefits of Green Tea

What is Green Tea’s biggest benefit?  It’s about the catechin content, Says Beth Reardon, RD, a Boston nutritionist.  Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage.  Green tea is not processed much before it’s poured in your cup, so it’s rich in catechins.

Studies on Green Tea’s Remarkable Benefits

There are many studies that show positive effects of green tea consumption on improved brain function, as well as cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and cancer, particularly prostate cancer are disease that researchers have noted might be suppressed or killed by green tea’s active ingredients.  Studies show a lower risk of atherosclerosis, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer all from regular green tea consumption.

A study showed that one-half cup of green tea represents the same antioxidant potential as 2.5 pounds of fresh fruit.

Tea with Lemon
Tea with Lemon

Time, Type and Temperature for Brewing Tea

There are three main varieties of tea-green,black and oolong, how the tea leaves are processed makes all the difference.  Then there is also white tea, which researchers believe have similar health characteristics to green tea. Matcha tea, which means “powdered tea,” is actually green, but have several other differences that set it apart.  While regular green tea involves soaking the leaves, either loose or in a bag and pitching them, matcha green tea is actual leaves ground.

Temperature does make a difference for your tea.

White or green teas (full leaf) 170-185 F or 76-85C. When the water boils, turn off the heat and let the water cool for 30 seconds for white tea 60 seconds before pouring it over the leaves.

Oolongs (full leaf) 185-210F or 85-98C.

Black teas (full leaf) Water must be a rolling boil (212F or 100C).  The most common mistake is to steep black tea with water that is not hot enough, which can prevent the active substances in black tea from developing.

Use the amount of water in proportion to the amount of tea you have added.  For example 5 cups of water for 5 teaspoons of tea.   Drink while it is hot; freshly brewed tea is superior to tea that has been sitting for a few hours.  FYI adding milk can reduce the potency of some of the antioxidants, but adding lemon can boost the benefits.

To make your tea experience more enjoyable here is a device that I love.  It is an electric tea pot that you can control the temperature that it heats to according to the tea you are brewing.  It is the Cusinart Perfect Temp Tea Kettle

I’m Shirley Noah, I teach the 9 Pillars for Health.  A step-by-step approach to good health.  Let’s connect to see how I may best serve you in the near future.

 

 

How Toxins Affect Your Health!

How toxins affect your life

How Toxins Affect Your Health!

Since the mid 20th century, we have manufactured tens of thousands of toxins and they have been created and released into the environment without much thought about the consequences.  Unfortunately, with so many toxins, thinking of your body as impenetrable fortress  is very naive. Here are some things to consider on how toxins affect your health.

The Center for Disease Control published a report in 2015 that makes it clear that every human on the planet carries a chemical burden in their system.  The Presidents Cancer Panel even stated “To a disturbing extent, babies are born “pre-polluted”.  As the suspected and proven health risks tied to industrial chemicals rise, chemical companies put their money where it matters, not on the safety testing or research to develop non-toxic products, but on lobbying to keep their toxic products in wide spread use.

Chemicals can be found in dust, vapor, gas, fumes, mists, liquids and solids.  There are chemicals in the water we drink and many of the foods we eat.  We bathe in chemicals and rub them on our skin.  They are all around us and we usually haven’t been warned what they are.

Roughly 13,000 chemicals are used in cosmetics, of which only 10 percent have been evaluated for safety.  It is thought that 1 in 5 cancers may be caused by exposure to environmental chemicals.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which took effect in 1976, allows high-production volume chemicals to be launched without their chemical identity or toxicity information being disclosed.

It’s not only chemical companies that are poisoning Americans and the environment.  Industrial agriculture is another top polluter that, in many cases, is actually worse than the chemical industry. It’s become clear that environmental chemicals, even at low doses, cause disturbances to hormonal, reproductive and immune systems.  Chemicals that have accumulated and persist in the environment- in our food, water, air and household goods – have been linked to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities, asthma, reproductive problems and more.

How Toxins Affect Your Health

With all the potential sources of toxic chemicals, it is virtually impossible to avoid all of them, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit silently while corporations use your home, your water, your air and your body as a convenient toxin dumping ground. You can significantly limit your exposure to toxins in your life by keeping these key principles in mind.

  •     Eat a diet of locally grown, fresh and ideally organic whole foods.  Processed and packaged foods are a common source of chemicals.
  •     Choose pastured, sustainably raised meats and dairy to reduce your exposure to hormones, pesticides and fertilizers.  Avoid milk and dairy that contain genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST).
  •      Eat fish that is wild caught versus conventional or farm-raised fish, which are often heavily contaminated with PCB’s and mercury.  Supplement with a high-quality krill oil.
  •      Buy products that come in glass bottles rather than plastic or cans, as chemicals can leach out of plastics and plastic can lining’s.  Be aware the even “BPA-free” plastics typically leach endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
  • Store your food and beverage in glass and avoid using plastic wrap.
  • Filter your tap water for both drinking and bathing.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to remove contaminated house dust. This is one of the major routes of exposure to flame-retardant chemicals.
  • Use natural cleaning products or make your own.
  • Switch over to organic toiletries, including shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants, and cosmetics.
  • Replace your vinyl shower curtain with a fabric one or use glass doors.
  • Look for fragrance-free products.  One artificial fragrance can contain hundreds-even thousand-of potentially toxic chemicals.  Avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets.

It is important to educate yourself and make informed choices on the products we buy and bring home and how toxins affect your health.

I’m Shirley Noah, I teach the 9 pillars for health.  A step-by-step approach to good health.  Let’s connect to see how I may best serve you in the near future.