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Natural Health TipsDoctor Lynn Anderson

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Drink Water!

Drink water! Now that’s not anything new- except that now we have scientific research to back up the claim that drinking water before a meal can help you maintain and lose weight. With all the Holiday cheer ahead of us here’s a tip for the month ahead.

A study out of Virginia Tech concluded that those who drank water before eating a low calorie meal lost about 4 more pounds than a similar group on the same low calorie diet but did not drink water before their meal. The water fills you up so you eat less.

If you are having a problem drinking a lot of water, try adding a little juice, flavored tea or you can add a dropper full of Damiana’s Nectar. It will give the water a light chocolately sweet taste.
I’m not a big water drinker and never have been. I never seem to get thirsty so I add a little prebiotic juice to my water which is good for my digestive system and keeps me hydrated. I also add Damiana’s nectar and my Pep Berry nectar when my immune system needs a boost.

So before you indulge in all the Holiday Cheer; drink up with a glass of water. Think water, think happy Holidays, think no weight gain!

Have a healthy, happy and peaceful holiday season.

Doctor Lynn



Friday, November 05, 2010

Cottage Cheese

Want a healthy snack that helps to build lean body mass? Try eating cottage cheese. It gets its name from the fact that it was made in cottages from left over milk. It is low in fat and high in protein making it an ideal addition to a healthy diet. Cottage cheese is basically milk that is curdled by adding an enzyme like rennet or by the addition of edible acids like vinegar or lemon juice.  The action of these enzymes and acids cause the milk to clump. After the enzyme or acid is added to the milk and curdling takes place, the liquid whey is drained off and the curds are left.

Cottage cheese is made up primarily of slow-digesting casein protein and has very few carbohydrates making it an excellent snack food. The slow digesting proteins can keep your amino acid levels up during the night, which discourages muscle breakdown during your sleep.  Because it is a high protein food it can help stop cravings for junk food – it fills you up without filling you out!

Cottage cheese is also a good source of vitamin D and calcium. Mix it with some greens and other vegetables and you get a healthy delicious lunch that is good for the body, the mind and the soul.



Friday, October 01, 2010

Dry Skin

As winter time approaches many people experience dry skin. The skin is our biggest organ. It needs to be nourished. There are thousands of products out there promising to improve skin texture and remove wrinkles but the truth is the skin reflects from the inside out. Yes we can protect our skin from the environment by using sun screen products but it is essential to feed the skin to keep it healthy.

Stress often shows up first on the skin. To help and control the effects of stress it is important to get plenty of B complex vitamins. Pantothenic acid is part of the B complex. It is found in elderberries which is why I use elderberries in my Pep Berry Rob immune booster. Water is essential for healthy skin. I put a couple of droppers full of Pep Berry Rob in my bottle of water and sip it to nourish my skin and support my immune system.  Whole grains, leafy greens and lean proteins also supply the B complex vitamins.

For the outer skin I suggest a product I have been using for a few years. Dr Rosenbach is my dermatologist here in Los Angeles. I use his Advanced Barrier skin cream. It is a rich almost marshmellowy cream that is scentless so it does not clash with your perfumes. It is rich and absolutely wonderful for treating the out layer of dry skin. You can order it direct 310 556-5454Tell them Doctor Lynn sent you.



Friday, September 03, 2010

Sulfur

Sulfur a mineral used by the body for the manufacture of many proteins including, hair, bones, muscle and skin. It is known as a healing mineral as it aids every cell in eliminating toxic substances. Sulfur helps maintain strength in various tissues of the body such as hair, bones, teeth and nails. Arthritis, acne, stress, backaches, constipation, dry skin, wrinkles and migraines are some of the conditions that may have a relationship to a deficiency in sulfur.

Good sulfur rich foods are onion, garlic, egg yolks, meat, cranberries, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, parsley, chives and oysters.



Monday, August 02, 2010

Better Skin

Eggs, legumes, avocados, nuts and soybeans contain an essential vitamin called biotin which is vital to the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats; a deficiency can cause dry skin. Biotin is not considered a true vitamin since it is made in our bodies by intestinal bacteria. Eggs are an excellent source but only when cooked. Raw eggs have a substance that robs the body of biotin but when cooked this substance is destroyed and the egg becomes an excellent source of biotin.



Friday, July 02, 2010

Green

If your emotional well being is a little off tilt you could try surrounding yourself with the color green. Green is the middle color on the color spectrum. It is a balancing color. Think about it this way; when you are out in nature and surrounded by green, the heart rate slows down, the muscles relax and the mind begins to let go of stress. That’s why we all like to get out into nature. Green is the most prevalent natural color on the solid earth. When you surround your diet with natural green foods the biochemistry of your body also takes on a healthier and happier glow. You might also try a dropper full of Damiana’s nectar my chocolate and honey based nectar of mood enhancing herbs. Take it straight from the bottle or dilute it in a bottle of water. It’s good for the body-mind and soul.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June Health Tip

Did you know that riding in a commercial plane creates the same amount of insults (stress) to your body as smoking a pack of cigarettes? Any time we are in closed quarters, and especially at high attitudes we compromise the immune system. Top that off with germs, coughs and sniffles floating around the airplane cabin and you’re flirting with disaster. Boost your immune system by packing a healthy meal of fruits and a healthy sandwich. Airplane food is high in sodium and not always fresh. Drink plenty of water and try taking Pep Berry Rob before, during and after your trip. My all natural immune booster can be taken directly from the bottle or added to your water. It comes in a 1 fluid ounce bottle so there is no problem taking it directly onto the plane. Traveling is one of the most stressful things we do with our leisure time. Jet lag further compromises your immune system. So take it easy, practice a little yoga on your flight and pop a dropper full of Pep Berry Rob.



Monday, May 03, 2010

Pep Berry Rob Nectar

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Just because the flu season is over doesn’t mean you’re immune system isn’t still subjected to compromise. Every day we are insulted by thousands of compromising substances such as pollution, heat, toxic chemicals, stress, poor diet and lack of rest, just to mention the everyday occurrences. If we travel or go through some personal, health or professional trauma the immune system is under greater attack. The key is to keep the body strong through good diet, exercise and supplements. Pep Berry Rob is an immune boosting supplement. Take it straight from the bottle or drop two full droppers into a bottle of water and sip throughout the day. It adds a sweet soft berry taste to your water while it boosts the immune system.

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Calcium

We all know the importance of getting enough calcium in our diets; however it is always good to be reminded of what calcium does, why we need it and how to get it. Calcium is vital to strong bones and teeth and is important in regulating heart beat and the transmission of nerve impulses. A calcium deficiency may result in the following; muscle cramps, nervousness, heart palpitations, brittle nails, eczema, hypertension, aching joints, increased cholesterol levels, rheumatoid arthritis, tooth decay, insomnia, rickets and numbness of the arms and legs.

It is best to take small amounts of calcium throughout the day and before bedtime. Calcium helps to promote sleep. Female athletes and women going through menopause need greater amounts of calcium due to estrogen loss.

Good sources of calcium are; salmon, dairy, sardines, seafood, green leafy vegetables. Also good are almonds, asparagus, molasses, broccoli, buttermilk, cabbage, greens, figs, kale, kelp, oats, tofu, whey and yogurt. 



Monday, March 01, 2010

Music

Music is one of the most subtle of art forms but probably has the greatest influence on our being. The entire universe is constantly vibrating to certain frequencies and we are undoubtedly influenced by them. Music or the vibration of sound has a profound influence on our physical, mental and spiritual being.  Just listening to different music can lift our spirits, quiet our minds and sooth our souls. Music therapy has been used to heal the body and to calm the thrashing emotional mind. Just take a little time each day and listen to different music and observe what happen to your body-mind. Dance music makes you want to get up and move. As you move to the beat your mood will improve and your body will produce biochemicals that will help you to heal. Listening to quiet soothing music will bring about a sense of calmness and tranquility. It will instill emotional balance and energy.
Down load the playlist below (ITunes) and spend a little time each day listening to the music. Get up and dance and then sit quietly and relax. Observe what happens to the body, mind and soul.



Monday, February 01, 2010

Chocolate

Why do men buy chocolates for women? Because we love chocolate? Well yes and no. Chocolate (dark rich pure chocolate) contains a substance known as phenylethylamine or PEA for short. PEA produces that amphetamine rush known as sexual chemistry. It’s subtle but it works to enhance the chemistry of the brain to produce that warm and exciting feeling of falling in love. Dark chocolate also is a good source of calcium and rich in antioxidants. But remember it is the dark pure chocolate that gives us the emotional and health benefits and that a little goes a long way. So in moderation indulge yourself in a little chocolate everyday to stay healthy, happy and sexy!



Monday, January 04, 2010

Health Tips for the New Year

The Holidays are over and it’s a new year. Last month I listed five things you could do to boost and improve your immune system. Here are five more that will both help you keep illness at bay as well as take care of yourself in a nurturing and loving way. Remember that if you have your health you have it all. People who choose and do at least three things from the list of ten (last month’s list and this month’s list) will substantially improve immune functioning and keep their health and happiness up through the darkest months of the year. So here are the next five health tips:

1. We’ve all heard that coffee provides antioxidants and although this is true coffee also strips the body of essential minerals. If you drink coffee try to cut back by drinking more antioxidant rich green tea. Drink more water and take a mineral supplement to offset the effects of coffee.

2. Remove the refined white sugar from your diet. Take a look in your cupboard at all the foods containing white sugar. If you can simply remove this one thing from your diet you will see a noticeable improvement in your energy, weight, immune functioning and ability to think clearly about cravings. This however does not mean replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners which are more toxic than cane sugar. Studies have shown that using artificial sweetened actually increase appetite as well as adding artificial substances to the diet. Use fruit juices, honey, steiva and agave. My Damiana’s Nectar of herbs, chocolate ad honey is a great supplement to help you break sugar cravings and lift your mood which improves energy. See my products.

3. Stock up on raw fruits and vegetables. Not only are they a great source of antioxidants but they are filling and deliver essential vitamins and minerals. Dark colored vegetables and fruits such as berries, kale and broccoli tend to be higher in flavonoids, polyphenols and antioxidants. Seaweed is a perfect source of minerals. You can find it at most Sushi restaurants and in health food stores.

4. Spend time outdoors getting fresh air. Exercising outside, breathing in clear fresh air will pump the blood in your veins. A brisk walk in cool air can do wonders for the body, mind and soul.

5. Nurture yourself. Make the time to take care of yourself. Spend time with friends. Indulge yourself in a massage, a hot bath, take in a movie, leisurely shop or take a yoga class. Create space within your living environment for peace and serenity. Listen to soothing music, meditate or simply relax. Get a novel and read for the fun of it. Every few weeks give yourself a mental health day. Take the time off to nurture your emotional needs.
When you are happy, relaxed and energetic you are far less likely to get sick. A positive attitude, a healthy diet, daily exercise, laughter and a warm smile go along ways to keeping you healthy and happy.

Happy New Year!