Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Lymphatic System



"The Lymphatic System"
The Lymphatic System’s primary purpose is to carry toxins away from the cells, by collecting and filtering lymph’s, neutralizing and disposing bacteria, toxins etc… then returning its contents to the blood stream. This includes a comprehensible structure of capillaries to transport lymph’s throughout the body.  Lymph nodes are usually stationed in the neck, groin, and arm pits, these collect lymph’s. The three organs that produce white blood cells are scavengers for toxins are the tonsils, spleen, and thymus.

* Research shows that deep breathing each day keeps the lymphatic system flowing. By reactivating the lymph flow you can quickly reverse disease.

    

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Women's 5k Trail run/walk...May 13, 2012 "Women's Health and Wellness Weekend"

You're never lost with a Path Finder :)

1st bridge  crossing


2nd bridge crossing
Its easier with friends
and fun in the rain,
All fun
we ran,
and ran
and ran,

Still running...are you? :)

little lady waiting at the finish line for her mom.

There's Her Mommy! wearing her 5k medal




 The finish line...
 This was a lot of fun! Whether running or walking approx: 50 women and girls participated all for personal achievements... This was the first annual 5k in care of "Women's Health and Wellness Weekend."

Alhamdulillah, A goal achieved!...Now, I'm going home... 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Eggplants and Their Nutritional Benefits

Eggplants are found in a variety of shapes and colors! Along with their vast shapes and colors comes diversified names. As beautiful as these fruits are, they equally have excellent nutritional benefits. Eggplants are a great source of fiber which helps to regulate blood sugar and keep cholesterol low. They have potent antioxidants in their skin that protects cells from free radical damage. They also have anti-cancerous properties. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

*Vitamin B6 is also known as Pyridoxine
HELPS:.
- Morning sickness
- PMS
-Menstrual Problems
-Binge eating disorders
-Depression
-Canker sores
-Endometriosis
-Diabetes
-Angina
-Heart Disease
-HIV
-Kidney Stones

When B6 is added with Vitamin B12 and folic acid it can lower blood levels of homocysteine, reducing the risk of heart attack and preventing intermittent claudication (leg or muscle pains due to exercise or walking), Phlebitis (swelling of the veins caused by blood clots), Alzheimer's, and high blood pressure.
The Daily Value: is 2 milligrams, however; if you are taking supplements of 50 milligrams or more... take in divided doses 2-3 times a day.
Good Food Sources of Vitamin B6: Chicken, Fish, Eggs, Spinach, Broccoli, Tomato Juice, Bananas, Watermelon, Acorn Squash, etc...  
Caution: Possible side effects for dosages over 100mg a day for several months can cause nerve damages.
*Please consult with your ND or MD before using any supplements, whether natural or synthetic.