Cure Ringing and Buzzing Ears – Natural Treatment Tips Which Work Wonders

The very reason for you to read this article is that you are trying to find ways to cure a problem which we called tinnitus. Tinnitus is a problem where you have a ringing or buzzing noise in your ear and you can not figure out if the noise is from your ear or from the brain. This is a strange problem and not everyone pays close attention to it. Some people avoid it because they do not know how to react to it. Some people ignore it thinking of it as a minute problem which happens every now and then. Most people do not even consider it to be a problem. In fact, this is a sign of some big problem you may be facing.

Tinnitus is a sign of stress, bad blood circulation or even because of exposure to loud noises. In case it is because of exposure to loud noises, you can wear ear plugs while at work or listen to music at a lower level. In case it is due to stress or lack of sleep, you need to take up some distracting activities like yoga or meditation. Keeping a few hours of a day dedicated to one of these activities will help you in reducing a lot of stress and ultimately curing the tinnitus problem for ever.

Where blood circulation is concerned you can take up some form of exercising and stick to it for an hour a day to get the blood flow right. If this does not solve the problem you can take the therapeutic guidance. You can try acupressure or acupuncture. These therapies include putting pressure on specific points of your body using fingers or needles and getting your blood flow in an accurate state.

No matter what the root of the problem is and how bad the situation is always remember to stay away from allopathic or medicinal cure methods as they will never work. Remember, a natural treatment for curing tinnitus is the only treatment method which will work.

The Candida Diet

The Candida Diet is a necessary evil, as many of my patients will agree. If you are a Candida sufferer, the diet is something that "you can not live with yet you can not live without." The diet is feared, hated, despised, misunderstood, and often can make the difference between the success and failure in the elimination of the yeast beast! The purpose of this article is not to explain what the Candida Diet is. This can actually be found on our website in the "patient only section," or by simply searching the Candida Diet on the internet. The purpose here is to explain why it is important!

I will also explain how the diet is generally healthier than most diets that are being followed in the 21st century.

The Candida Diet is low in carbohydrates, low in sugar, and generally low in fermented foods like vinegar, alcoholic beverages, etc. Candida feeds on sugars. Sugars make it grow and strengthen its adherence to the intestinal lining. While on a Candida Diet, the total amount of carbohydrates for the day should not exceed 150 grams. At the Biamonte Center, we use 3 versions of the Candida Diet that range between 30-50 grams, 60-90 grams, and 100-150 grams of total carbohydrates for the day. Avoiding sugar and alcohol are the most important factors. These substitutes can cause the fastest and greatest increase in Candida growth. They are the most dangerous. Starches come next. Starches convert to sugars in your body. Candida can feed on healthy sugars just the same as it can on junk food. Many of your patients will notice that sweet fruits will flle their symptoms just as noticeably as junk foods! When eating starches (carbohydrates), choosing those foods that have a lower "glycemic index" rating is best. The glycemic index is a scale that rates how fast a food converts to sugar in you blood stream. Examples of the glycemic index can easily be found on the internet. Fermented foods like soy sauce, vinegar, etc. can be important to avoid, especially if the person has reactionary symptoms from the food. These foods often produce an allergic reaction in the Candida sufferer's intestinal tract which can upset the good flora and the intestinal immune response. Foods from the fungus family like mushrooms, etc. can be allergens in the same manner as the fermented foods.

Foods high in yeast can have a similar effect to fermented foods and the foods from the fungal family. Foods that contain yeast do not contain Candida. They contain baker's yeast. This is not Candida. These foods can aggravate Candida by causing allergic reactions, but they can not cause Candida.

The Candida Diet, although apparently restrictive, is actually higher in nutrients than the diet of the average American. The Candida Diet in fact is very similar to "The South Beach Diet," "The Zone," and "The Hunter / Gatherer Diet" (also known as the "Paleolithic Diet"). There are races of people who are all slimmer, stronger, and faster than us. They all have straight teeth and perfect eyesight. Arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, depression, schizophrenia, and cancer are absolute rarities to them. These people are the last 84 tribes of hunter-gatherers in the world. They share a secret that is over 2 million years old. Their secret is their diet- a diet that has changed little from that of the first humans 2 million years ago, and their predecessors, up to 7 million years ago. Theirs is the diet that man evolved on, the diet that is coded for in our genes. It has some major differences to the diet of "civilization." You are in for a few big surprises.

The diet is usually referred to as the "Paleolithic Diet," referring to the Paleolithic or Stone Age era. It is also referred to as the "Stone Age Diet," "Cave Man Diet," or the "Hunter / Gatherer Diet." More romantic souls like to think of it as the diet that was ateen in the "Garden of Eden," and they are correct in thinking so. For millions of years, humans and their relatives have eaten meat, fish, fowl, and the leaves, roots, and fruits of many plants. One big obstacle to getting more calories from the environment is the fact that many plants are inedible. Grains, beans, and potatoes are full of energy but are all inible in the raw state, as they contain many toxins. There is no doubt about that- please do not try to eat them raw. They can make you very sick.

Around 10,000 years ago, an awful breakthrough was made- a break that was to change the course of history, and our diet, forever. This breakthrough was the discovery that cooking these foods made them edible- the heat destroyed enough toxins to render them edible. Grains include wheat, corn, barley, rice, sorghum, millet, and oats. Grain based foods also include products such as flour, bread, noodles and pasta. The cooking of grains, beans, and potatoes had an intense effect on our food intake- perhaps doubling the number of calories that we could obtain from the plant foods in our environment.

Grains, beans, and potatoes (GBP) share the following important characteristics:

– They are all toxic when raw. There is no doubt about this; it is a fact that no competent source would dispute. They can be extremely dangerous and it is important never to eat them raw or undercooked. These toxins include enzyme blockers, lectins, and other types. I will talk about them in detail later as they are very important.

– Cooking destroys most but not all of the toxins. Insufficient cooking can lead to sickness such as acute gastroenteritis.

– They are all rich sources of carbohydrates, and once cooked, this is often rapidly digestible, giving a high glycemic index (sugar spike).

– They are extremely poor sources of vitamins (specifically vitamins A, B-group, folic acid, and C), minerals, antioxidants, and phytosterols.

There are diets high in grains, beans, and potatoes (GBP):

– contain toxins in small amounts

– have a high glycemic index (ie have a similar effect to raw sugar on blood glucose levels)

– are low in many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytosterols (ie they are the original "empty calories")

– have problems caused by the GBP displacing other foods

As grains, beans and potatoes form such a large proportion of the modern diet, you can now understand why it is so common for people to feel they need supplements or that they need to detoxify (ie that they have toxins in their system). Indeed both feelings are absolutely correct. The essentials of the Paleolithic Diet are:

– Eat none of the following: (Note the following is not the Candida Diet – this information is present in order to compare the Candida Diet to the Paleolithic Diet.)

– grains- including bread, pasta, noodles

– beans- including string beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, snow-peas, and peas

– potatoes

– dairy products

– sugar

Eat the following: (Note the following is not the Candida Diet- this information is present in order to compare the Candida Diet to the Paleolithic Diet.)

– meat, chicken, and fish

– eggs

– fruits

– vegetables (especially root vegetables, but certainly not including potatoes or sweet potatoes)

– nuts, eg walnuts, Brazil nuts, macadamia, almond- Do not eat peanuts (a bean) or cashews (a family of their own)

– berries-strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.

Try to increase your intake of:

– root vegetables- carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, Swedes

– organ meats- liver and kidneys (I accept that many people find these unpalatable and will not eat them.)

This diet strongly resembles the typical Candida Diet, which in fact is higher in nutrient density than most diets that are followed by the average American.

From a layman's point of view, we can say that we use the diet to starve Candida in order to kill it. From a more scientific point of view, sugars, when metabolized by Candida cells, help Candida to adhere to the intestinal lining in order to hold on and keep its grip on you! Therefore, the avoidance of sugars can weak the grip that the Candida has on your intestinal lining.

Sugars also make up and combine the outer most layers of the yeast cells. A flip to this statement is the sugar, "Mannose." The sugar, Mannose, is currently being researched by this author, as it has shown the ability to block the adherent of Candida to the vaginal lining and sometimes the intestinal lining.

Candida above all is a yeast / fungus so it can be considered vegetation, like a mushroom. Like brewer's yeast, it metabolizes sugars and converts them to toxic alcohol called aldehydes. Many of the symptoms of Candida are produced by this toxic alcohol, the toxic proteins called antigens, mycotoxins (fungal toxins), and the neurological toxins (neurotoxins) that the Candida produces. When Candida is fed sugars, it not only strengthens its grip on you but it produces more of these toxins. Starches and carbs are naturally broken down and converted to sugars by your own body. This is normal for your health. However, Candida will eat these sugars as well. Fermented foods contain predigested sugars and substances that react like an allergen with your Candida. So sugars, starches, alcohol, and fermented foods feed Candida and make it worse! They also make it harder for doctors to kill Candida.

Diet, however, rarely causes Candida. It is usually caused by antibiotics, steroids, birth control pills, and other drugs. However, a diet high in sugar, starch, and alcohol, consumed during a period of extreme stress, can bring Candida about as if one took these medications.

At the Biamonte Center, the Candida Diet is used to weakened the Candida by starving it. This makes it more susceptible to the anti-yeast / anti-fungal substances that we use. The Candida Diet is not used to kill the Candida as its own weapon. Diet very rarely can eliminate Candida. Candida grows a root system into your blood vessels. Here it taps into you blood and feeds on blood glucose and other nutrients. There is always sufficient blood glucose to keep the Candida alive, despite being on a low carbohydrate diet or even if you fasted. Fasting can not kill Candida! This is because even when you fast, your body must keep a normal level of glucose (blood sugar) circulating for your brain and muscles to work. However, the low carb diet weakens it, like a weed which has had little water for some time.

Even when it is barely alive, it can continue to survive. And if "watered and fed properly," could grow again, returning to its former glory.

This is a very important concept to understand when we consider the importance and place the diet treatment holds in the elimination of Candida.

DIET RARELY ELIMINATES CANDIDA. ITS PURPOSE IS TO MAKE THE CANDIDA WEAKER SO THAT THE MEDICINES CAN TOTALLY DESTROY IT!

When you cheat on the diet, the Candida can temporarily increase. If one cheats for 1 day on the diet but continues the Candida rotation and phase 0, little will happen to set one back. Any increase in growth can be reduced within 1-2 days. The more one cheats, the more Candida grows. If one does the program but does not follow the diet, either no progress will be made or the person will continuously feel ill from feeding the Candida, then making it grow, and then killing it and becoming toxic from the dead Candida wastes!

So when you cheat a day or so here and there on the diet, it does not defeat the entire program, providing that you stay on the anti-fungal rotation and Phase 0.

WHY IS GLUTEN AND MILK EXCLUDED IN CANDIDA DIETS?

Many of the Candida diets also suggest excluding Gluten and Casein (milk protein) from the diet. What is not explained is why. It is observed that most, but not all Candida patients worsen when eating these foods.

A possible theory as to why is that an underlying allergy to these foods causes damage to the intestinal condition, where damage to the intestinal villi occurs. These villi are finger- like hairs that absorb nutrients that pass through the intestines. This damage causes putrefaction and decay of food in the intestines due to malabsorption.

In that case, the Candida is provided with food so it can continue to proliferate. This can also suppress normal, healthy flora and the intestinal immune response. The underlying problem is gluten-induced intestinal damage, but because the Candida is easier to identify, the under pathology is missed. Candida could easily eat these foods and release allergens as a by product of its metabolism, which causes intestinal allergies and further degrades the intestinal flora.

WEIGHT GAIN AND CANDIDA

"It's Not Your Fault"

If you have failed to lose weight after following a diet exactly, it could have due to Candida. The late Dr. Robert Atkins, an international expert on the low carbohydrate diet, says in his books that Candida or low thyroid function can prevent weight loss despite a low carbohydrate diet. Candida adversely affects your metabolism and interferes with many hormones, nutrients, and the body's ability to burn fat!

One of the major secondary problems associated with Candida Albicans is weight gain. A number of the problems associated with losing weight and staying with a diet are due to Candida Albicans. A person with Candida Albicans will often crave sugar and simple carbohydrates because this is the main source of nutrients for yeast. Mood swings and depression are often associated with the rapid change in blood sugar levels caused by the yeast.

Lower thyroid function, lower Dhea levels, Estrogen dominance, and elevated Cortisol levels are all typical in someone with chronic Candida. Each of these situations has been known to contribute to weight gain or difficulty losing weight. Focusing on removing Candida Albicans from the body rewards the dieter with a feeling of well being and weight loss that is steady, sustainable, and healthy. Very often a person trying to lose weight will not be able to do so because of a Candida infection.

A NEW MIRACLE FOOD TO STOP SUGAR AND CARBOHYDRATE CRAVINGS SO YOU CAN STAY ON THE DIET!

Hemp Hearts (Shelled Hemp Seed) is a natural food that is concentrated with all of the required proteins, essential fats, and many vitamins and enzymes, and contains only insignificant quantities of saturated fats and carbohydrates.

Because Hemp Hearts provides people with an excellent balance of proteins and essential fats, they will have less difficulty avoiding the sugar and starchy carbohydrates that cause obesity and many other late onset health problems. Individuals who use Hemp Hearts as described above – eating them in the morning for their nutritional essentials, to increase their energy and reduce their dependence on sugar and carbohydrates, and having all day to burn off the calories – these individuals always experience great health benefits.

Except for those with diabetes and other conditions which may seem to require individuals to eat more frequently, most people eat at least four, but usually five, measuring tablespoons of Hemp Hearts early each morning, preferably on fruit and yogurt (vegetables for diabetics) but also sometimes on cereal. They frequently report that they are not yet hungry at lunch time, and often only slightly hungry at three or four o'clock in the afternoon. Those who are overweight can quite easily limit themselves to a large salad in the afternoon. Because those who eat Hemp Hearts in quantity every morning are nutritionally satisfied, they have less difficulty avoiding foods made with sugar, flour, potatoes, pasta, and rice, and they are less attributable to regain lost weight.

How to Cure Acne Naturally at Home

If you have a teenager living with you, be it your sibling, son or daughter, I'm quite sure he already asked how to treat acne. Most probably you suggested he should use an anti acne soap or facial scrub you had previously tried. But at the back of your mind, you are honestly unsure whether it would work. Before that happens again here are some home remedies proven by many to have worked for them. Although these methods are not scientifically proven, give it a try at least. It might work for you.

Lemon Juice plus rose water

This is quite a popular method. Squeeze out one lemon and add an equal amount of rose water. Mix them properly. Next, even distribute the mixture on the affected skin surface and leave it for at least 30 minutes. Rinse it off with the use of lukewarm water. Do this at least once daily for two weeks and you will see noticeable improvements on skin. Doing this does not only help treat your pimples but also lightens existing pimple scars.

Aspirin Mixture

Aspirin contains beta hydroxyl acid which is also an active ingredient in anti acne creams. Add water to a crushed aspirin tablet. Then, use it on your face like an exfoliant. Make sure to apply it gently. No rubbing. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse if off. Do this procedure once a week to ensure its effectiveness while preventing injury to the skin on your face. People who use it on a daily basis recommend to add honey for a more smooth mixture.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree is obtained from a tree native to Australia. It is known to contain substances that work perfectly to remove pimples and facial blemishes. Some dermatologists even recommend using Tea tree oil due to its relative efficiency in treating acne. It contains Terpenes which is highly successful in killing the acne-inducing bacteria P. Although not without side effect, this alternative is one of those with few side effects among others.

Those that are mentioned are just a few of the alternatives available to treat acne at home. If you look and search through the internet via health related and reliable website, you will ale to find a lot more variations of natural home remedy for acne. However, it is still better to consult a dermatologist if symptoms of this condition are still not improving after considering them with these simple measures.

The Hidden Truth on Acne Diet Exposed

Doctors have been telling us that food has nothing to do with acne; but I am afraid this is about to change. Although there are not many studies in establishing the correlation between food and acne, there is one interesting study done in Australia several years ago.

Acne and High Glycemic Diet

In 2007, the Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University and Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Dermatology conducted a test on two groups of men. One group was given a low-glycemic diet which considered of lean meat and whole grains. The other group consumed a wide range of high-glycemic index foods which resembled the typical modern diet. These included soda drinks, potato chips, white bread, and snacks.

After 12 weeks, the men with low-glycemic index diet had their acne reduced by 50%. Based on the result of this test, we can see that there is a strong relationship between food and acne.

Is it possible that changing your diet will improve your acne? And why avoiding simple carbohydrates can reduce the frequency of breakouts?

Why Simple Carbohydrates Can Trigger Acne

When you feed yourself with high carb foods, your blood sugar level increases dramatically. This triggers your pancreas to release more insulin to bring down your blood sugar level.

The increasing level of insulin will cause the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. Sebum is your skin's natural oil which keeps your skin hydrated and removes dead cells. It travels to the pores through hair follicles. When there is excess sebum in the pores, the P.acnes bacteria will flourish and clog the hair follicles. As a result, blackheads will develop.

There is another reason for the breakouts when consuming high glycemic foods. Insulin is one of the essential hormones in your body. When there is a spike in the insulin level, it will cause hormonal imbalance which also affects other hormones. In this case, even your androgen (male hormones) and growth hormones like insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) will also increase. These hormones will cause your sebaceous glands to release more sebum which lead to acne.

Nutritional Deficiency And Acne

How about deficiency in certain nutrients? Can this lead to acne?

According to Dr Susan C. Taylor, a dermatologist in New York, if you increase the intake of healthy foods, it will help your skin. In other words, healthy eating is required for blemish-free skin.

If you are not eating enough healthy foods, you may deprive your body of getting enough vitamin A, C, E, B6, B12, B1, zinc, and iron. These vitamins are important in keeping your skin healthy and acne-free.

You may be skeptical at this point. How would a daily nutritious diet improve your skin?

A study was done on the tribal people in Papua New Guinea and Paraguay in 2002. Based on the records in the Archives of Dermatology, these people ate only natural foods that they gathered in the jungle and rivers. Surprisingly, they did not have any acne, probably because their diet was rich in fibers and high in nutritional value. Unlike the typical American diet, you also notice that they did not take lots of sugary foods.

You can blame your diet for the cause of acne. However, not every one will experience the same impact. Some victims may be sensitive to certain foods while others may not have any acne with the same foods. But you can be rest assured that a healthy diet can determine the condition of your skin.

Your Modern Day Diet May Be The Problem

If you look at your diet today, you will agree with me that most grains are processed. They are lacking in fiber and essential nutrients for the skin. Furthermore, you probably do not eat enough fruits and vegetables every day to provide your body with enough amount of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The rising portion of processed foods in your eating habit, especially those with high level of omega-6, will have a significant negative impact on your skin.

So how do you address the lack of nutrients in your diet so that you can have clear skin? Obviously you need to exclude certain foods that are not going to help your acne and include foods that are beneficial for your skin.

What Foods You Should Avoid

Processed Foods

First, let us talk about processed foods since the largest portion of your daily meals is mostly processed foods.

Do you know that the molecular structure of raw and processed foods are not identical? When you eat processed foods, your body thinks they are foreign invaders. The molecular structure of the processed foods has brought about free radicals which are considered as toxins. As a response, your immune system will produce white blood cells for protection.

In short, you need to limit the intake of processed foods. By so doing, you will be reducing the amount of free radicals in your system.

High Glycemic Foods

Let me refer back to the Australian study above; When you reduce the consumption of high glycemic foods, your acne may improve. So, avoid any carbohydrates with a high glycemic index. Foods like donuts, french fries, white bread and breakfast cereals should be cut out of your diet list.

What about refined sugar? It is also a high glycemic load. So, abstain from any food that contains refined sugar. This includes sweets, alcohol, pastries and carbonated drinks. Remember sugar can increase your blood sugar level, which will stimulate the production of insulin and hormones. This vicious cycle will cause more sebum to be produced, clogging your pores.

Dairy Products

Forget about dairy products. They may have a low glycemic load but they also contain lots of hormones because the main source comes from nursing cows. Consuming dairy products may cause your androgen to rise and this will lead to acne.

Omega-6

Avoid vegetable oils that are rich with omega-6 fatty acids especially safflower, sunflower, sesame and corn oils. Too much omega-6 can cause inflammation in the skin. If you did not already know, acne is an inflammatory response.

Acne Trigger Foods

As mentioned before, some sufferers have flare-ups after eating certain foods. The best way to identify these trigger foods is to keep a journal. Monitor your skin condition after you have ate certain foods for 24 hours. If that particular food causes breakouts, then avoid it.

What Foods You Should Include

Protein

You need protein for skin repair, effective detoxification of your liver and keeping the hormone levels intact. Include salmon, lean meat, and whey protein in your diet.

Low Glycemic Foods

Since low glycemic may prevent acne by limiting an insulin spike, you should increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. Not all carbohydrates are bad. You just need to choose the right ones. Whole grains that contain complex carbs and lots of fiber such as millet, quinoa, brown rice, barley, rolled oats and buckwheat should be part your daily diet. Furthermore, fibers are great in lowering the blood sugar level after meals.

Antioxidants

Eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods that contain lots of Vitamin A and E. Blueberries, green tea, whole grains, green leafy veggies, broccoli, chestnuts, acai berries, pomegranates, purple carrots and black grapes are among the best sources of these vital nutrients.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Increase the intake of omega-3 fatty acid foods such as salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, flax seeds, walnuts and evening primrose. In the American Standard Diet, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is 20 to 1. By eating more omega-3 rich foods, you can close the gap. The ideal ratio should be 1 to 1.

How does omega-3 benefit your skin? Omega-3 helps in skin renewal, protects the cells from toxins, promotes nutritional absorption at the cellular level and assists in elimination of cellular waste materials. It also contains a high amount of anti-inflammatory agents such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to minimize the occurrence of acne.

Zinc

Zinc is another important nutrient for your skin. It helps to stabilize the hormonal levels which can be effective in controlling acne. Some of the best sources of zinc are oysters, lean meats, poultry and pumpkin.

Water

Always drink plenty of water. Water keeps your immune system working properly and regulates the elimination of toxins. If you keep yourself hydrated your skin will look better.

A Guide to Fruits that Increase Testosterone

Diet and Testosterone….

Are you searching for ways to boost your testosterone levels naturally? Have you looked at your diet?

The following is a collection of tips from doctors, scientists and fitness experts about a healthy diet for optimum testosterone production, including lots of foods and even fruits that increase testosterone production.

Testosterone is produced by the body and is not found in the food we eat; however, certain foods lead to testosterone production and better blood circulation, which carries the testosterone to the appropriate organ, while other foods should be avoided.

So foods that encourage testosterone production may be called — for lack of a better term — testosterone food sources.

Testosterone Food Sources

Include:

Zinc: The best source of dietary zinc is meat. The best meat choice is the white meat of chicken. The best fish choice is salmon. For vegetarians, choose peanuts or beans. No fruits that increase testosterone in this category, because plant sources of zinc are harder for the body to use and are not good testosterone food sources.

Vitamin A: essential for the normal function of the reproductive organs. Lots of fruits that increase testosterone in this category: apples, blueberries, cantaloupe, pineapple and citrus fruits, just to name a few. Other food sources of Vitamin A include fish (salmon, again), leafy greens (spinach) and brightly colored vegetables like tomatoes, red peppers and yellow squash.

Hope you like salmon, because other than being an excellent source of Vitamin A and zinc, as well as protein, fish oil is said to keep SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) levels lower. When testosterone runs into SHBG in the blood stream, it becomes attached to it, and then can’t interact with any of the body’s cells.

The net effect of testosterone that is attached to SHBG is the same as a lack of testosterone since it is prevented from having any impact on the body. Salmon might be your number one testosterone food source followed closely by oysters which are naturally rich in zinc.

Diet and Testosterone

Avoid:

The following foods are not testosterone friendly food and drink sources: fried foods, sugar and caffeine over stimulate the adrenals, which produce some testosterone. Over stimulating the adrenals leads to “adrenal exhaustion”, means they are not going to produce testosterone or anything else.

So a breakfast of hash browns, toast with jelly and coffee with cream and sugar would have pretty much everything in it that you want to AVOID if you are looking for testosterone food sources.

In conclusion, a healthy diet and testosterone production go hand in hand.

It is not possible to include here all of the good testosterone food sources or even all of the fruits that increase testosterone.

Consult a nutritionist or dietician for a personal plan that addresses your individual needs.

In the meantime, for breakfast tomorrow have an egg omelet (egg yolk contains cholesterol which testosterone is made from) with tomatoes and red peppers (sources of Vitamin A) and orange juice to drink. Follow that up with some alfalfa-sprout toast (alfalfa is said to be a sexual stimulant) and some fresh apples, pineapples or other fruits that increase testosterone and you are sure to have a good start to your day.

7 Health Benefits of a Low Carb Diet

When people turned to a low carb diet, it was because they had become popular as an effective weight loss method. However, they were thrilled to discover there are also many health benefits to starting this kind of diet.

Higher HDL Cholesterol (good cholesterol)

HDL ( high-density lipoprotein) is known as the "good" cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is known as the "bad" cholesterol. Recent studies have shown that both low fat and low carb diets decrease LDL, however in combination with the decrease in bad cholesterol, they also saw an increase in good cholesterol. Good cholesterol runs through your blood stream and actually helps to remove LDL. As HDL removals LDL it is literally cleansing your blood system lessening your chances of heart disease and stroke.

Weight Management

As you will discover, eating low carb is the perfect diet if you have tried to lose weight and failed in the past. Because it offers so many tasty options, it is very easy to adopt for both weight loss and weight management . There is a combination of factors that add to the effectiveness of the kind of diet:

  • Protein consumed in this diet keeps you feeling full longer, so you eat less.
  • Because you are feeling fuller for a longer period of time you also are less likely to want to cheat.
  • It allows you to burn energy as opposed to store fat.
  • The protein in this diet helps to jump start your metabolism.

Nutrition

The low carb diet also offers you a balanced diet. Eating fresh meat, fish, vegetables and dairy offers you not only healthy choices, but reasonable portions and a wide variety of foods and meals that keep you satisfied as they are a pleasure to consume. The key is to eat less bad carbs and more good protein combined good carbs which include:

  • Low glycemic fresh fruits, like apricots, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries
  • Non-starchy vegetables, asparagus, green beans, broccoli
  • Nuts
  • Unsweetened dairy products, such as yogurt, sour cream, cheese

Lower Blood Pressure

Lower blood pressure due to weight loss is common, regardless of diet. However studies have shown that half of those who used a low carb diet were able to discontinue their blood pressure medications compared to only 21 percent of those who used a low fat diet.

Lower blood insulin level

Insulin is a hormone your body uses to store fat. The more bad carbohydrates you eat the higher your blood insulin level. Eating Low carb lower your insulin levels by cutting out bad carbs including:

  • Refined grains like white bread, white rice and enriched pasta
  • Cake, candy cookies and chips
  • White potatoes
  • Sweetened soft drinks
  • Sugar

Improved Triglycerides

Triglycerides are storage fats that travel in your blood stream. Low carb diets reduce triglycerides with the consumption of a lot of meats, green leafy vegetables and low carb fruits.

Reduce Blood Glucose for Diabetics

Because eating less carbs lowers your insulin levels, you are better equipped to keep your blood glucose levels under control which is an important factor if you have diabetes.

As you can see there are many incentivies to start a low carb diet and set yourself on the path for a healthier lifestyle.

Stay healthy and live well,

Gayle