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Another important aspect of staying in shape for life is your overall health. You could be in good shape and still take a nasty fall or get sick. If you’re lifting heavy weights, throwing your back out is not that difficult. Below are things you can do yourself that are based on “Prevention” and don’t require immediate medical attention.

Heart

Actually when talking about the heart it’s really about your arteries and keeping them clean and unclogged or risk heart attack or stroke. There has been enough information written on the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids so no need to explain what they can do. Another nutrient experts are now telling us to take more of is Vitamin C. Here are some helpful ways of doing this:

  • Flax Seed – Try grinding up your flaxseed in a coffee grinder then putting a heaping tablespoon on your cereal every day. Not only good for heart, but colon, brain and a super “antioxidant.” Mahatma Gandhi once said when  

Flaxseed was available in their area people were healthier.

  • Fish Oil – You can eat lots of cold water fish like Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, and Herring or take a daily high quality Omega 3 supplement. Make sure their high in EPA.
  • Krill Oil – Eating lots of Artic Krill where Krill Oil originates would probably be difficult so try a good Krill Oil Soft Gel.
  • Vitamin C – Eats lots of fruit containing Vitamin C like oranges, bell peppers, tomatoes, berries or take a high quality Vitamin C supplement which has calcium and citrus bioflavonoids included.

Brain

Your Brain uses up to 50% of Sugar (Glucose) energy in your body because of energy demanding Neurons but it’s not recommended consuming a lot of sugar to compensate for this. You get lots of sugar in fruit and some vegetables like carrots and potatoes; it’s practically added to all packaged food products. Here’s what you can do outside eating 3 balanced meals a day:

  • Omega 3 – Eats lots of deep water fish like Herring, Mackerel, and Sardines or you can take a good Fish Oil Supplement that has a high DHA. DHA is a polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA). DHA is found in your brain and retina (eyes).
  • Vitamin B6 – Good for Nerves, Metabolism, Liver, Skin, Eyes and Energy. Find it in Nuts and Seeds, Avocados and some legumes and beans. You can also take a Vitamin B6 Supplement either with B12 or B Complex Supplements.
  • Vitamin B12 – Not only good for Energy, Mood, Heart, Digestion but very good for “Memory.” As you get older you probably need to consume more of this Vitamin. Unfortunately finding food containing Vitamin B12 is not easy. Try eating Organ Meat, wild caught fish and some grass fed dairy products. You can also take a Vitamin B12 Supplement that you dissolve (sublingual) on your tongue and contains “Methylcobalamin” not Cobalamin. Cobalamin is usually found in B complex supplements or multivitamins which if fine but not the best. Don’t bother swallowing Vitamin B12 pills by themselves, because they don’t mix well with stomach acid.

You do not want to be deficient in Omega 3, Vitamin B6 and B12 when getting older.

Back

So many people suffer from back problems today it’s incredible. One solution is to use a “Back Belt” especially when working out and doing chores as “Prevention.” They are inexpensive and can save you a whole lot of pain and suffering. If you need to lift something heavy always use your back belt. If your back problems don’t need medical attention here is when you need to where it:

  • Shovelling snow
  • Cutting the lawn
  • Working out
  • Lifting heavy objects

What you need to know

  • Traditional Sit-up – Puts too much pressure on lower back and ligaments.
  • Upright Bike – Great for your thighs but puts stress on lower back.
  • Rowing Machine – Can pull muscles in lower back.
  • Knees – Try bending them when you lift anything.
  • Sitting – Try using a back support on your chair.
  • Sleeping – Sleep on your back or side and avoid sleeping on your stomach.

If you have thrown your back out or feel you have pulled something you need to stop exercising and apply some anti-inflammatory gel like “Voltaren.” Also heating pads work well but don’t use them for more than 15 minute intervals at low heat. Try not to use a Vibrator on your lower back especially if you have a pinched Nerve.

You’ll find having minor back problems will last a few days and a major back problem like a pinched nerve will last weeks and cause serious disruptions to your life. Avoiding major back problems like using a Back Belt on a regular basis is the only way to manage ongoing back issues.

Neck

Your Back and Neck seem to work together for instance, if you strain your neck it can move down your lower back and now you have a back problem. There are many ways you can Strain your neck and here are some:

  • Sleeping – Sleeping on your stomach can put a lot of pressure on your neck ligaments and tendons.
  • Posture – Stand up straight is what the experts tell us and there probably right. We all need to check are posture.
  • Pillow – Make sure your pillow isn’t too high or too low. Don’t like the memory foam pillows. Pillow technology today is getting way better.
  • Computer – Anyone who sits in front a computer for hours will always have neck problems because of the leaning forward. You’re actually tearing little muscles in your neck that accounts for the burning sensation.

If you have strained your neck try using a Bean Bag or “Bed Buddy” which produces moist heat when heated in the microwave. They work well, but too much heat can cause headaches. Some of these bags can be frozen and applied to the neck also. Use in moderation.

Stomach

Even if you work out and eat right you might still be experiencing problems with your stomach. Most common stomach issues are Gas, Bloating and Diarrhea. If you feel your stomach problems aren’t severe to see a Doctor then here are things to check for:

  • Gut Bacteria – You need a lot of good gut bacteria in your colon to break down your food or bloating and gas will occur. Yes Probiotics Pills work for some people you can also try Yogurt with Probiotics, Sauerkraut or anything that has been fermented.
  • Stomach Acid – Drinking too much Soda (Pop) which is Alkaline and will mess up your “stomach acids” to a point where digesting food will be affected. Can cause severe bloating when taken to close to eating meals. PH level of your stomach Gastric Acid is 1.5 to 3.5.
  • Lactose – Get off of milk and see what happens. You can try Almond or Coconut Milk but Cow’s milk is still better for you in the long run. You can add “Lacteeze Drops” to your milk to get rid of the lactose or take a “Lactaid” pill before taking any dairy products.
  • Gluten – Stop eating white and brown bread. Try a soft Rye bread and see what happens.
  • Sugar – Too much desserts and pastries can wreak havoc on your stomach. Try cutting back on your white sugar intake and see how you feel.
  • Fibre – Try eating a bowl of Bran Flakes every morning with flaxseed. It will give you 5 or 6 grams of fibre and is easy on your gut compared with other breakfast cereals (Not just for old people). Watch your intake of Potatoes and Cheese, taste great but they are not water soluble fibre. Try eating a piece of fruit after every meal.
  • Oatmeal – Everyone tells you to eat your oatmeal, but for some people it’s very hard to digest and can cause heart palpitations.
  • Peppermint Oil – Taking one of these pills before every meal can reduce the amount of gas in your gut. High amount of gas in your Gut will affect your Bowel movements.
  • Oil of Oregano – These pills are great for killing bad bacteria in your gut and on your body.
  • Beer – Tastes great at times but it could also mess with your gut because of yeast and other ingredients. Try changing over to Red Wine and see what happens. Wine is also good for preventing food poisoning.

Bacteria and Viruses

The number of people who fall victim to Viruses or Bacteria every year is quite alarming. A few things that you might consider putting in your Medicine Cabinet or Travel Kit are as follows:

  • Peppermint Oil Soft gels - Great for fighting Gas and Bloating that can occur after meals. Try to buy the ones with Ginger and Fennel included.
  • Oil of Oregano Soft Gels – Great for Gas, Bloating and Diarrhea that occur when you have ingested bad bacteria either through food or water.
  • Oil of Oregano Liquid – Great for food or water poisoning. But also can kill athlete’s foot. Have a sore throat (few drops in water, gargle and spit or swallow) disinfect a cut or one drop on your tooth brush works wonders for those “Receding Gums.”
  • Polysporin – This is the ointment you can put on Cuts or Straps immediately to help heal the wound quickly and “Avoid Infections.”
  • Aloe Vera Gel (98%) – Not only a good skin moisturizer but also good for fighting rashes, skin problems and sores that can appear after exposure from the immediate environment. Don’t take it internally.

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