Fight Colds and Flu Naturally
Vitamin D is not just for dieters… Whether you’re trying to slim down or not, it’s a good idea to pop a good vitamin D supplement, say scientists from Yale. They recently found that folks with the highest levels of vitamin D had a 50% lower risk of developing upper respiratory infections, like colds and flu; Danish researchers believe the vitamin boosts production of a protein that attacks infections. Though the RDA is 200 IU to 400 IU a day, many experts believe a higher dose is advised.
I take up to 20000iu sometimes when I am feeling ‘down’
LOWER Your Blood Pressure Naturally…
One of the best ways to prevent heart attacks and strokes? Keep your blood pressure in check. Yet 65 million people already have hypertension—and 20 million people are teetering on the brink so if you’re one of them or you know someone that has high blood pressure, share this information with them.
Take a daily 1,000 mg dose of Olive-leaf extract can help reverse the problem, lowering your reading by as much as nine points in eight weeks, a new study suggests. Together, two of olive leaf’s active compounds—oleuropein and oleanic acid—have the power to relax slightly tight blood vessels, explains Jame F. Balch, M.D. IMPORTANT: Always monitor your blood pressure. I suggest you get it checked at the office at least once a month.
You can also normalize your blood pressure with fiber. File this under fantastic: Simply eating a high-fiber diet can help up to three in four people get their blood pressure under control—often in as little as one month—by stopping blood sugar from soaring to harmful levels!
The study-proven does: 15 grams daily. Get it by eating two to three cups of fresh produce, plus a serving of beans or high fiber cereal. You can take a shortcut by taking two heaping tablespoons of a soluble fiber supplement and eat two apples daily.
Get serious with sesame oil. If nothing else seems to make a dent in your blood pressure, sesame oil might do the trick. One study found that when people with severe hypertension took just 1 oz. daily, their blood pressure plunged 32 points in two months. The researchers’ best guess why: Sesame oils polyunsaturated fatty acids and sesamin team up to dilate blood vessel walls, preventing pressure spikes.