How Do the Ingredients of Xooma Focus Up Help Your Brain to Stay Focused? Purchase Focus Up Here
Of all the things I hate about getting older, losing my ability to focus on something I'm reading to comprehend what it says has to be the most difficult and frustrating of all. I'm not looking forward to this problem getting worse, let me tell you. I hate the fact that right now at the age of 50 (something) I'm already becoming more and more forgetful. So I'm going to be researching a few natural solutions to this problem. This is one that I've found recently that I am very thankful for.
One thing I've found that helps me is this product called Focus Up. Before I started taking this product I researched the ingredients and was surprised and relieved that the ingredients were well received in the medical and scientific community. So let's just take a look at the key ingredients of Focus Up one by one. While there are many health benefits for each of these nutrients, I'm only going to provide the benefits as it relates to helping with brain function. I will also post my sources at the bottom of the article.
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, or ALCAR): This is a naturally occurring substance found in plants and animals. ALCAR has the ability to enter the brain, where it becomes powerful antioxidant and helps in prevention of the brain cells' deterioration.
It has been shown protective in the brains of rats and may be useful in treating peripheral nerve injury as well as spinal cord injury. Although more testing is needed, it is this ingredient is proving to have some neuro-protective benefit in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.Dimethylethanolamine
(DMAE): Studies have shown that DMAE will increase alertness and improve the mood of those who take it. It is given to patients along with other nutritional supplements to patients who suffer from borderline emotional problems, including those with ADHD.Rhodiola rosea:
(commonly known as golden root
, rose root
, Aaron's rod
, arctic root
, king's crown
, lignum rhodium
, orpin rose
) This is a common root used in herbal medicine. It has been shown to be effective for improving the mood and helping to and relieve the affects of depression. Other studies on human subjects showed it improves physical and mental performance, and may reduce fatigue. Studies done in 2007 show significant benefit to those suffering from depression when administered certain doses of Rhodiola, with no side affects at all. It has been shown to reduce the senility in rats. It has been shown that in healthy subjects, Rhodiola rosea extract helps to alleviate fatigue and increases mental performance, with greater ability to concentrate. Rhodiola significantly reduced symptoms of fatigue and improved attention after four weeks of repeated administration.Huperzine A
: In the US, huperzine A is sold as a dietary supplement for memory support. The botanical has been used in China for centuries for the treatment of swelling, fever and blood disorders. Clinical trials in China have shown it to be effective in improving cognitive performance in patients with Alzheimer's disease and enhancing memory in students.
Huperzine A, a natural occurring compound found in plants and animals, is also an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, which functions similar to the compounds donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine used today in the treatment of Alzheimers. Current research is being done to develop huperzine A as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Green Tea
: Known to have many health benefits including helping to combat against depression. In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners used green tea as a stimulant. Among other traditional uses of green tea it is also used for improving mental processes. Without going into this further Green Tea has been shown to help in the fight against all kinds of cancer; for a more in depth study of Green Tea you can review the link shown in my source area at the bottom of this articleVitamin B12:
This vitaimin is found in animal products such as meat, shellfish, milk, cheese, and eggs. If you are a vegetarian there are vegan sources of this as well, but you will more than likely have to supplement. B-12 is so vital in the conversion of food into energy and apparently there is a very high percentage of people (myself included - apparently) who are deficient in this vitamin. What this means is that many people - especially later in life will develop problems with memory and focus. Vitamin B12 helps to slow the progression of brain atrophy Alzheimer's sufferers.
With all these wonderful ingredients that are together in one formula what doesn't Focus Up have? Focus Up does not have artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, preservatives, there's no acidic carbonation, no wheat, no gluten, no HFCS, no dairy, no eggs, no nuts, shell fish or other allergens.So while there are obviously other products out there that may have some of these ingredients, so far I haven't found one which has all of these together, however I may do some further research on this particular subject since it seems to be an increasing concern for today, not only in my own life and that of my husband (we're both 50 +), but also in the lives of younger adults I know and love so well. I've already written a few articles on this subject of the over 50+ brain and how to keep it active. If you'd like to read those articles you can here:10 Tips to Boost Brain Function6 Simple Memory Tricks to Increase Your Brain Function
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Black Berries - Did I Hear You Say Organic?
Oh my, I'm so excited! Blackberries are in season and today we went to pick some. This is a big thing for us since we live in the desert where fresh home grown stuff like this is hard to come by. Oh and as a super extra bonus - Did I hear you say "Organic"???
This is a special treat for us. We don't get the opportunity to pick fresh fruit like this so we're taking advantage.
Why are blackberries superfoods? Because there is a whole bunch of phytonutrients in blackberries - so they are packed full of goodness! Just one cup (144 grams) of FRESH blackberries has only about 62 calories but a full 2 grams of protein and 5.3 grams of dietary fiber. This is important for healthy digestion and weight loss. Blackberries are a great source of Ellagic Acid, an antioxidant shown to protect the skin from damage from ultraviolet light. Anthocyanins give blackberries their dark color and are antioxidants which have been shown to reduce inflammation by helping combat free radicals in the body that destroy cells and lead to heart disease and types of cancer.
Good source of vitamin K which means they are good for the bones and for the eyes. Since blackberries are a good source of fiber, they are wonderful to help promote healthy digestive system which we know contributes to healthy weight management.
Since this is a special time for us we're taking advantage and going to add these to our smoothie challenge. You can learn more about our 30 Day Smoothie Challenge here. http://www.24monthmiracle.com/30-day-smoothie-challenge.html . Look for some great smoothie recipes with our fresh blackberries coming soon
We had a lovely time. I can't wait to go to get some apricots and peaches! The farm is small but the people have big hearts. They grow and you can pick other produce as well, including tangelos, grapefruit, apples, peaches and apricots. They are not certified organic but the fruit is not treated with pesticides which is pretty awesome. For anyone who is local to Yuma, Arizona, here's the address. 3392 W County 16 1/2 St, Somerton, AZ 85350http://silvasfarms.com/blackberries/
With the cost and availability of quality fruits and vegetables becoming a serious issue the idea of shopping local is becoming more and more popular.
A farmers' market (also farmers market) is a physical retail market featuring foods sold directly by farmers to consumers.
Farmers Markets have been around for as long as people have been farming. It is a vital direct link between the farm to the table.
I believe as more and more people turn to organic foods products we will see an increasing demand for more and more good organic only farmers markets
as well. But for now, I would encourage you whenever possible to frequent and support your favorite farmers market because when we can make our requests known to the farmers themselves and cut out the middle man the farmer makes more money, it is possible they will begin to listen to the consumers; then - we the consumers get better produce.
If you are in a rural area and not familiar with where or how to locate your local farmers markets to make it easy I've compiled a list of resources that seem to provide some fairly reliable information.
How do you find a local farmers market in your town?
How to find a local farmers market in your area.
This should not be very hard for people living in a large metropolis size cities, like New York, San Francisco or San Diego, but what about those of us who are in a smaller more isolated rural community?
This can be a little more difficult, but with a little asking around you should be able to find out about stuff you didn't even know was right around you. You may be surprised to find out that right down the street you have a neighbor who is keeping some "organic" chickens and sells the organic eggs for less than what the supermarkets charge. Or that a member of your church has a bunch of pecan trees that are over run with squirrels, he just needs some help to manage the trees (and the squirrels). Do you realize how hard it is to come by pecans in the supermarket? Come on now, it's time to get creative ~~~ (desperation can spark creativity, lol!)
For myself I looked up my city government bodies on the web and tried to find the information there; well sadly I couldn't find what I was looking for. I looked up my state government body website and was not able to find the answer there either, which is odd. It seems to me this information should be on at least one of these pages! I finally found a Face Book page for my local Civic Center. I posted my question there and to my amazement I actually got an email response! Hurray for the civic center! I would think that any Chamber of Commerce should have this information as well. So I guess the civic center in your local community will be a good place to start or even check out Face Book. Try plugging in your city and state into the Face Book search engine and see what you come up with.
Here's another alternative that may prove helpful. This is a list of organizations that provide listings for many, many farmers markets. There's a search box so you can plug a number in and find a farmers market by zip code. Be careful, your listings may be out of date. It is good to do some calling around too, just in case the information is old. http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/default.aspxhttp://www.localharvest.org/http://myfarmhands.com/search/zipmarketshttp://nfmd.org/http://www.farmersmarket.com/http://www.wallacecenter.org/Just for Californiahttp://www.cafarmersmarkets.com/index.cfmFarmers Market Information - Just for Yuma, Arizona http://www.yumafarmersmarket.com/https://www.facebook.com/SunriseFarmersMarketYumahttp://www.local-farmers-markets.com/market/205/yuma/downtown-farmers-markethttp://www.visityuma.com/events.htmlhttp://www.bountifulbaskets.org/
Until next time.,
Detoxing is a necessity for good health. Detoxing can begin with healthy smoothies
Detoxing doesn't have to be drastic or scary; When you detox with smoothies you are making it fun! here's how. I wanted to share with you my awesome smoothie recipes Ebook for free. (go here for ebook) http://www.24monthmiracle.com/30-day-smoothie-challenge.html.
Although there may be all kinds of weight loss and detox methods out there, I want to present before you a different way of looking at this. I am convinced that there is no better way to obtain long term weight loss and /or wellness goals than to incorporate detoxing as a way of life, not something you do when the doctor tells you or perhaps once a year. You must incorporate it into your life style to create and maintain optimal health and immunity. But just where do you start? This is does not have to be a scary subject. I remember a long time ago, my husband was convinced that he had some underlying digestive disorder that was causing him great discomfort and so he decided to go on a detoxing program. We went to the health food store and got some kind of "potion", so to speak of herbs that would help cleanse his colon. Now don't get me wrong; I'm all for the use of herbs in healing, but back then we didn't know what we were doing or what to expect and had never done anything like this before. He took those herbs faithfully for about a week but with no seeming results, just a lot MORE discomfort, and basically after a while he just gave up. So this was what I would call a misfired detox program, it didn't work, it was too complicated and too drastic. So my thinking is this; if you're afraid to get starting on the detoxing lifestyle road there is no better way than to incorporate smoothies into your diet. Why - simply because smoothies are fun and tasty ways to get some real powerful and easily assimilated nutrients into your body very fast. When you make smoothies using fresh (if possible organic) fruits and vegetables, you are getting the best and most vitamin and mineral content possible, more than you would otherwise with eating the apple, bananas, pineapples, spinach, etc by itself. By doing this, you're giving your body what it desperately craves and is starving for - good nutrition. Next try substituting some good ol' fashion lemon water to this plan instead of soda, coffee or ice tea and you have a winning combination. Once you start doing this you'll begin to notice your cravings for unhealthy things diminish - this is because you're now getting properly fed and therefore the temporary "fix" from sugary carbohydrate saturated and salty foods are no longer desired. This is the beginning of your detox lifestyle, which I have wrote about here in another blog post. SHOULD I DETOX?
(go here for the Ebook) http://www.24monthmiracle.com/30-day-smoothie-challenge.html
It may be unorthodox, but trust me, once you get started you'll have so much fun trying new recipes, before you know it, you'll actually be healthier, happier, slimmer, and you'll have a completely new mindset when it comes to your body. It happened to me and my husband, and it will happen for you too. For my free smoothie recipe book click the link, and if you're up for it, there's my 30 Day Smoothie Challenge too! This is going to be great! Will you take the challenge? Don't forget to post your results and share with friends!
Thanks friend, tell me you're thoughts
Cyn (Face Book Page: Healthy Food and Water)
Eat the Bread Of Eternal Life - Drink the Water of Eternal Life
Even as your body needs the right food, your spirit needs food too,
Feeding you spiritual man is actually more important than feeding your physical body, because one is only temporary, but the other will last forever; (read your Bible).
Although I've been writing many articles about health and healing through the proper intake of healthy food and water, I have to tell you a little about myself. I'm a strong woman of faith, a believer in the human soul being created in the image of God. So if you will indulge me for a few moments of your time, let me give you a glimpse into my heart of hearts, the eternal passion that burns in my soul.
We have a Creator who loves us and cares for us and has provided every good thing from the earth for our benefit. At one time it was all so very perfect, and then disobedience stepped in and changed all that. But our Loving Creator, having foreseen that this problem would happen had a plan- right from the start. Through the process of time that PLAN was revealed in God, OUR GOD robing HIMSELF in flesh as the man Jesus Christ and becoming our payment for that disobedience... (Read your BIBLE).
As part of my faith, I believe in the salvation of the soul, I believe in an eternity spent with a loving God. I also know that there is a hell prepared for the devil and the fallen angels and although it was not created for man, the Bible says that hell has been enlarged to include man now too, sadly. But this does not have to include you. (IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT GODS ESCAPE PLAN, PLEASE ASK COMMENT BELOW).
So what does this all say about me and the mission for this website, any of my websites, all my social media outlets, my businesses and any other thing I do in this life? It means that, my life is not. my own, but is paid for by the Blood of a sinless God - OUR GOD and Creator (JESUS) and therefore all that I do I want Him to be glorified first and foremost. I know that not all that read these words will have the same belief as I but I can not let that stop me, I hope you understand.
The most awesome part about all this is that soon, very soon as the Bible prophecies come full circle and time comes to an end there will be a new heaven and a new earth where all will be made new. Can you imagine for a moment a whole world where the earth is full of God's goodness? Think for a moment about a garden full of wholesome goodness, all organic, no depleted soil, no GMO, no chemical pesticides or fertilizers, no poisoned air or water, no killing, no greed, no disease, no sickness; we won't even know what old age is! It's a world where only the humble will inherit and no others, given to us, yet undeserved. It's hard to imagine- but all has been foretold. (READ YOUR BIBLE) It is my hope, it is the Christian Hope, and if it's not your hope yet- my friend, it certain was meant for you too.
Thanks for letting me share with you.
Why Is Spinach A Superfood?
Spinach was a superfood before superfoods were even popular. Look at Popeye, he knew what he was talking about. One cup of fresh spinach provide 56% RDA of vitamin A; spinach is rich in vitamin C and very high 181% of RDA in vitamin K; Spinach is a good source of minerals, including iron, calcium and zinc; and folate.
Spinach is helpful for reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration because it is rich in lutein -- an antioxidant. I'm learning every day about how God has provided us with so much good food and herbs.
I love fresh spinach, on pizza, in eggs, in soups, awesome in smoothies! In case you didn't know I'm going to post what the USDA says is so great about spinach.
Black Mud Smoothie Recipe - Made with Spinach and NatraBurst Super Food Powder
3/4 cup frozen black berries
1 cup fresh spinach (packed)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
1/2 cup ice cubes (optional)
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup cranberry juice or water
1/4 cup almond milk or water (optional)
1 scoop Natraburst Super Food Blend Powder
Mix altogether in blender or BULLET and get ready for a super charge super vitalized breakfast or lunch smoothie. Eat it with some fresh raw almonds and you are all set and ready to meet what ever comes your way head on!
Try These 6 Simple Memory Tricks to Increase Your Brain Function
My hubby and I are becoming more and more forgetful so we're trying out some new stuff to help us become less "foggy brained" and help us remember better. In researching this subject I've come across some information on how we can stimulate our brain function with brain exercises. Here's what we are learning.
You have to start somewhere. There are a lot of things you could do to increase your brain function but until you get your brain "off the couch" so to speak you're not really going to increase your brain function, are you? I can just seen that brain sitting there "vegging" out now in front of "Friends" reruns or "NYPD" or are you the "Monk" lazy brain type person and please tell me it's not "Golden Girls"? Whatever it is, it's time to turn off the TV and begin to get that brain working - NOW!
So if you didn't read my last post about the 10 Incredible Tips to Boost Brain Function, you can click this link to go there now so you can see where we're going with this current post.
To get you started did you know that the word "vegging" is an actual word now? Go ahead and Google it, you may find this definition:
vegging is a form of:
vegged, past participle; vegged, past tense; vegges, 3rd person singular present; vegging, present participle
Relax to the point of complete inertia
- - they were vegging out in front of the TV
I'm sure there are a ton of other brain exercises or tricks out there in internet land but I've actually spent a great deal of my own brain cells to try to come up with a way to help remember these little tricks. So instead of getting depressed (which I was for a few days because it just didn't seem to be coming together fast enough), about all the other "better" sites out there that may have similar or better tips and tricks I've determined to just go ahead and post my own - regardless, so you can have these at your disposal and if you do find these tips and tricks helpful please be sure to freely share them. I've also created a PDF copy of them so that you can print out and share with friends or family who may not have access to the internet. The PDF version can be found on the "Free Health Info Downloads" page of my website. TO READ MORE...... click the link to the right >>>>>
Are you over 50, having trouble focusing and tired of being in a brain fog? Here are 10 Tips to Help you Boost Your Brain Function
Okay so yesterday I was upset because I keep finding myself more and more walking around in a fog and have trouble focusing. My husband who is 7 years older than I is also having trouble remembering things. I'm really tired of this so I did some research and have found some fantastic and wonderful ways to help exercise my brain (and his) so we can maintain what we got and hopefully make it better!
First of all let's clear that brain fog by taking some deep breathes. How often do you ever do this? You're probably so busy you probably just take for granted you're breathing. Did you know that as you get older your oxygen level is drops? If you live a sedentary lifestyle this will also reduce your blood oxygen level which will in turn cause that brain fog. So first of all learn to breathe. Take a few minutes each day - 10 minutes minimum (if possible) to just sit and breathe - deep breathe. Yoga or Thai Chi both are very good to learn how to breathe. Exercising will also increase your brain oxygen levels so of course getting that blood pumping, and breathing heavy is a great way to get more oxygen and in turn clearing your brain! It will also help your mood and put a smile on your face!
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Are you having another "senior moment" or another "pre-senior moment"? If you're finding you're becoming more and more forgetful, here's why.
Lately I've become more forgetful. I am not focusing like I use to. My goodness - I'm only 52 this can't be happening to me! Have you felt this way? Well if you haven't yet, trust me your time is coming.
Anyway, I've been researching on this subject to learn more and to find ways to help strengthen my brain function. What I've found is that there is so much conflicting information it's hard to say what the facts are in regards to how the brain functions for people my age. There just isn't enough studies being done or complete yet.
One article from the "American Psychological Association" points out that the brains of people in their middle years may not work exactly the same as those in their 20's, however different parts of the brain are being used instead, to perform the same tasks and that although tasks may be done at a slower, steadier pace, the tasks are done more complete and more accurate.
This makes sense to me because, you've probably heard the old adage, "with age comes wisdom" or similar? Well, in my thinking then, these tests that are being conducted would prove the old adage to be true. At our age, we've learned more things, experienced more things and through our many years we done things over and over and so now, when being pitted against a younger less experienced person, we perform based on past experience, not just on intellect.
So although I may be slower, and a bit forgetful sonny, I'm definitely wiser and can tell you a thing or two, if you'd listen. These things seem to be obvious and intuitive, but in this ever changing world where information is so readily available, people are quick to put labels on things like forgetfulness, calling it a "senior moment", or cognitive decline; I'm guilty - I've done it myself. Let's now move away from this name calling. I'm going to go and research some tips to strengthen this ol' brain o mine!.
Bye for now.
Are Your Hormones Driving You Crazy?
Why are you still suffering with your body chemistry? Isn't it time to tell your body who's in charge? The following information is taken from the book "The Hormone Cure" by Dr. Sara Gottfried Estrogen and progesterone are two most important hormones in women’s body. Here are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance:
Some of the most commonly symptoms include:
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- Skin problems or acne
- Mood swings
- Weight problems
- Lack of focus and/or foggy memory
- Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
- Low Libido
- Vaginal Dryness(women)
- PMS (women)
- Facial hair (women)