Health Benefits of Aged Garlic
 
Health benefits of aged garlic

Health benefits of aged garlic

The fact that garlic is amazing for pretty much every inch of your body is well known.

Still, I feel the need to refresh our knowledge about this, as even the most important things in life tends to be forgotten from time to time..

Benefits of Garlic

  • Lowers blood pressure - Fights Hypertension!

  • Improve Renal Dysfunction – Good for your kidneys!

  • Protects from oxidative stress

  • Helps prevent Atherosclerosis

  • Might help lower Blood Cholesterol but studies argues

  • Helps prevent cancer in all parts of your digestive system

  • IN ADDITION TO: inhibits angiogenesis and induces apoptosis in cancer patients

  • Has anti-viral properties

  • Is anti-microbial and can help treat candida

  • Stimulates Nitric Oxide production

  • Has anti-inflammatory properties

  • Prevents blood clots

How to best use Garlic:

1.       Crush the garlic 30-60 min before heating it up. Then cook as you please.
This allows the enzymes to convert aliin into allicin (among other potent compounds responsible for the many benefits of garlic).
Heating the garlic immediately after chopping or crushing robs you of dozens of beneficial little components.

2.       Consume aged garlic!
Aged garlic is garlic that has been allowed to convert, or activate if you may, its beneficial goodies increasing its impact on the human body.
Aged garlic comes in many forms. You can buy pressed or filled capsules and pills, or buy it as powder for you to add to food and drinks.


Use whatever is more convenient for you and your wallet.

You can buy aged garlic HERE - Anti Age Living tested and approved!

 

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/food-beverages/garlic

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618629/

 
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EU/ UN is picking the fight against plastic!
 
clean water

The United Nations will stop the use

of single-use plastic articles


 

Articles like plastic drinking straws, plastic q-tips and plastic cups will be forbidden.

This is a much needed regulation.

We applaude the progress and continue to avoid plastic products. These new regulations will make avoiding plastic much easier. Alternatives will be sought after.

Click here to shop sustainable household articles and healthy plastic free food!


Norwegian letter from Greenpeace under.

"
Gode nyheter! EU-kommisjonen vil forby en rekke unødvendige plastprodukter! Gjennom EØS-avtalen vil et slikt forbud også bli innført i Norge, og vi forventer at Norge nå vil gå foran å innføre forbudet snarligst mulig, før det kommer som pålegg fra Brussel. I første omgang er det engangsprodukter av plast EU vil forby, somengangsbestikk, kopper, tallerkener, sugerør og q-tips-pinner.

Dette er en viktig seier for miljøet og livet i havet som trues av den økende plastforurensning. Hvert år havner opptil 12 millioner tonn plast i havet. Her brytes det ned til mikroplast og hoper seg opp i næringskjeden. Vi har alle sett bilder av hvordan hval og fisk har blitt kvalt av plast. Slik kan det ikke fortsette!

At EU nå foreslår et forbud viser at de har forstått det vi har sagt lenge - vi kan ikke resirkulere oss bort fra plastproblemet! Skal vi stanse plastforurensningen av havet må vi begrense bruken av plast. Det har Greenpeace jobbet for lenge. Selv om det foreslåtte forbudet er viktig, er vi ikke i mål enda - støtt oss videre i kampen for et plastfritt hav.

Støtt vårt arbeid

Og mens vi venter på at forbudet mot unødvendig engangsplast skal tre i kraft, kan du og vennene dine allerede nå slutte å kjøpe unødvendig engangsplast. Du kan også være med på strandryddeaksjoner, og kjøper du svanemerkede hygiene- og kosmetikkprodukter er du garantert at disse produktene er frie for mikroplast!

En plastfri hilsen

Halvard Haga Raavand, havrådgiver

P.S. Denne våren har vi også jobbet for å få Oljefondet helt kullfritt. En ny rapport vi har fått utarbeidet sammen med den tyske organisasjonen Urgewald, viser at Oljefondet fortsatt har 77 milliarder kroner investert i kullselskaper. Dette har ført til flere store oppslag i Dagbladet. Også på Stortinget er det nå bevegelse i saken, hvor flere av partiene får inn for å stramme inn regelverket. Det er endring på gang, og vi hadde ikke klart det uten din støtte! "


 
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The Best Way To Use Sugar
 

The only way sugar should be used, some might say.

Murandu from Zimbabwe came up with an excellent use for sugar.

He used it on woulnds to prevent bacteria from growing and this helped with wound healing.
Earlier he had used salt, but it was very painful. So he tried sugar!

Read how sugar damages your body when you ingest it

My first thought was: Bacteria feed on sugar.

But of course:
Both salt and sugar binds to water!

When added to a wound, it will bind to any water coming from the wound.

Bacteria cannot reproduce without available water and therefor bacterial growth is inhibited!

 

There you have it folks:

How to use sugar!

 

Read more in this article from BBC

Related:
Sugar and theories of aging
Food for life

 
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Why should I exercise?
 
Why should I exercise

We all know exercise is good for you.
But: few knows how crucial our day to day activity is if you want to stay youthful, healthy and beautiful.

 

When you work out you break down muscle fiber.
Sounds brutal, but its a good thing! Your body will now rebuild your muscles, stronger.
Your body's maintenance systems are activated. Your body recon you need to be stronger than you were before your workout and shapes you up to get fit for(the next) fight.

When you do not use your body, it starts to decay!
Inactivity actually makes your body rot away..

If your body does not think you need your muscles it will "eat" them.
You get muscle loss, Sarcopenia.

Benefits of exercise

 

Did you know:

When you use your muscles they produce carnosine.

one of the best anti age compounds known!

 

 

Benefits of exercising:

  • You get a better immune defense
  • You get a healthier brain
  • You get more energy
  • Your metabolism increases
  • Your bones grow stronger
  • Exercise inhibits cancer growth
  • Your digestive system gets more effective
  • You get strong and fit
  • You get bigger muscles
  • You get a healthy, strong heart
  • You will get better confidence
  • You get a sense of achievement
  • You get happy
  • You get younger

 

 

 

 

Consequences of a sedentary lifestyle:

  • You gain weight
  • Your attitude and pose worsen
  • You let cancer feast in your body
  • You get sagging skin
  • Your cognitive abilities diminishes
  • You get constipated
  • You become weak
  • Your become ill
  • Your quality of life decreases
  • You get osteoporosis
  • Your arteries stiffen
  • Your heart weakens

 
Antioxidants that cross the brain barrier
 
Our brain is accountable for approximately 20% of our daily energy metabolism. That is a lot of metabolism happening in a very small area!  This renders a constant buildup of free radicals that needs "neutralizing".  Helping the brain by eating antioxidant rich food is wise.  But the brain is restricted area. Being protected by the blood brain barrier, preventing toxins and microorganisms to enter the brain.  Many antioxidants cannot cross that barrier and help the brain clean up after eating.  What antioxidants can cross the blood brain barrier?  Well, here are some good ones:  Melatonin, the sleep hormone  Quercetin, found in apples and ..  Anthocyanids and many flavanoids. Vegetables, berries and fruit  EGCg. From green tea  Polyphenolic compounds in blueberries, like Pterostilbene, are able to cross the blood brain barrier

Our brain is accountable for approximately 20% of our daily energy metabolism.
That is a lot of metabolism happening in a very small area! This renders a constant buildup of free radicals that needs "neutralizing".

Free radical damage is considered a major cause in the development of dementia like Alzheimer.
What is the the use of living longer if your brain is not working?

Helping the brain by eating antioxidant rich food is wise if you plan on living a long and healthy life.

But the brain is restricted area!
It is being protected by the blood brain barrier.
This barrier prevents toxins and microorganisms to enter the brain.

But it also prevents useful molecules from entering.
Many antioxidants cannot cross that barrier and help the brain clean up after eating.

 

What antioxidants can cross the blood brain barrier?

 

Load up on these helpers:

Prevent Alzheimer

Prevent Alzheimer

  • Melatonin, the sleep hormone.
  • Quercetin, found in apples.
  • Anthocyanids and many Flavanoids.
    Found in vegetables, berries and fruit. Bunk up of different colors and you will be safe!
  • EGCg, found in green tea.
  • Polyphenolic compounds in blueberries, like Pterostilbene, are able to cross the blood brain barrier easily.
 
 
7 effective Anti Age supplements
 
Berberine

Berberine

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe

 

What food and supplements are important to stay "young" and healthy?

Well, here are a selected few. With more to come!

Recommended daily intake will be indicated on the box of each supplement.
When using turmeric 1 gram per day should suffice. Remember to add some ground black pepper for absorption. Read more about DIY Anti Age Supplement with turmeric


 

A-L-Carnitine / ALCAR benefits:

  • Anti Aging
  • Reduce fat oxidation
  • Burn fat
  • Prevent dementia
  • Repair & Produce nerve tissue
  • Makes you focused and alert
  • Increase energy level
  • Helps you handle stress
  • Strengthens blood vessels
  • Increase insulin sensitivity
  • Increase fertility
  • Boost immune system

Aminoguanidine benefits:

  • AGE inhibitor
  • Anti wrinkle
  • Anti aging
  • Prevent atherosclerosis
  • Prevent vision loss/ Age-related macular degeneration

Alpha Lipoic Acid benefits:

  • Anti inflammatory
  • Anti obesity
  • Anti wrinkle
  • Anti aging
  • Cardio protective, cholesterol & arteries
  • Neuro protective
  • Very strong antioxidant
  • Gives plump skin/deep moisture
  • Reduce blood sugar levels
  • AGE inhibitor
  • Prevents cancer
  • Supports energy metabolism
  • Increase bone density
  • Liver regenerative
  • Protects from several eye diseases

Carnosine benefits:

  • Makes cells young!
  • AGE inhibitor
  • Anti aging
  • Best anti age compound known
  • Neuro-protective
  • Mitochondrial support
  • Prevent dementia
  • Increase wound healing
  • Vein support
  • Anti depressant
  • Prevent hearing loss
  • Supports cancer treatment

Berberine benefits:

  • Inhibits virus replication. HPV and Herpes
  • Increase insulin sensitivity
  • Potent Anticancer compound. Colon cancer, Cervical cancer and others. Use Google for your condition.
  • Reduce triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti aging
 

Curcumin benefits:

  • Prevents blood cloths
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • AGE inhibitor
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Anti diabetic
  • Anti aging
  • Improve insulin sensitivity and production
  • Protect joints from aging
  • Protects brain from aging

Cantaloupe benefits:

  • Good source of vitamin A, C and Potassium
  • Anti Aging
  • Can lower CRP and act anti-inflammatory
  • Provides antioxidants
  • As fruit: source of fiber
  • Protects from atherosclerosis with fibers
  • Reduce cholesterol with fibers
  • As extract: contain high levels of vegetable SOD
  • Lowers your risk of developing cancer

 
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Theories about aging: Accumulation of "junk"
 

Your body accumulates junk over the years.
Despite it's amazing capability to dispose of unwanted metabolites and toxins!

We are not talking about wage, unknown "toxins" that a quick and easy detox could rid you of.

These are hands on and very real.
And they do great damage.


We know this junk as:

  • Amyloid Plaque damaging the brain leading to dementia.
  • Lipofuscin damaging your vision leading to vision loss and blindness
  • Oxidized cholesterol in your cardiovascular immune cells, one of the assumed reasons for arteriosclerosis. Leading to heart failure, anurisms and stroke.

These are all natural bi products of our metabolism.
But the body's "cleaning systems" are unable to remove these successfully.

Luckily,
Blueberry(bilberry to be precise) extract may have a certain protective effect against the formation of all of the above. This effect is presumed to be from the compound "Pterostilbene", also found in almonds and cherries, among others.

Antioxidants and AGE inhibitors will also, to some extent, prevent this formation from happening.

Researchers are trying to compose a vaccine to reduce amyloid plaque build up.
They also hope to be able to use enzymes to reduce Lipofucine and that certain bacteria might be used as a possible treatment.

We will just have to wait and see.
While taking every precaution.

But:
The future looks bright!

 

RELATED:

Theories about aging: AGE: Advanced Glycemic End products
Theories about aging, overview
Symptoms of aging and how to prevent them

 
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DIY Anti Age Supplement
 

Homemade anti age supplement:

 

Mix together in a container with lid.
Add to juice/ smoothies or fill empty capsules.
Here are some capsules to choose from

Consume 1-2 teaspoons daily.

 

Benefits Vitamin C:

  • Vital for the immune system
  • Wound healing
  • Antioxidant
  • Collagen production
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Prevent cardiovascular disease
  • Prevent eye disease
  • Vital for nutrient absorption

 

 

Benefits turmeric:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Strong antioxidant
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Prevents cancer
  • Improves brain function
  • Treats arthritis
  • Fights depression
  • Ease weight loss

 

Benefits Black Pepper:

  • Increase absorption of turmeric over 1000%
  • Prevents cancer
  • Ease digestion
  • Ease weight loss
  • Improves skin
  • Antibacterial

 
Words of wisdom
 
 

Quotes to brighten your day

It is easy to get lost in all the negativity in this world.

Our everyday lives filled with stress and noise..

Noise distorting and consuming our attention,
making it easy to forget that it is what we focus upon
that makes up our individual world.

I found these quotes to be a good reminder of the subjectivity of perception each of us hold:

 

 

"Look intentionally for something positive every day"
 
 
"Do all things with kindness"
 
 
Flower happiness
 
How to lose weight and stay thin
 

Being over weight will shorten your life.

It increases your probability of developing numerous diseases.

A low calorie diet has shown to increase the lifespan of many organisms. Lifestyle changes can also heal your diseases.

Read on to learn how to lose weight and stay thin.


How to lose weight

I will follow through this time. I am ready..

I will follow through this time. I am ready..

If you want to lose weight you will need to know why you are at your current weight.

Always keep motivation at hand! Pictures, screenshots, quotes..

Always keep motivation at hand! Pictures, screenshots, quotes..

Your way of living, your lifestyle and habits, have resulted in where you are now.
You need to be fully aware of the reasons you are over weight.
 

  • How have you been eating? Fast, slow?
  • What are you eating and drinking?
  • How active are you on a daily basis?
  • What are your daily routines/habits?

If you eat fast, you will eat more calories before your brain registers that you are full.
Activity burns energy. Low activity = low energy burn.

In one way or another you have consumed more energy that you have used.
There are multiple APP's and websites you can use to calculate your energy intake.

I use this:
https://cronometer.com/

Logging your food and drink will teach you where your excess energy comes from.
This makes it easier when you move on to correcting your energy balance.

You should now start using more energy that you eat.
Further down you find tips on how.

But first:

Do not go hungry:

  • Hunger increase hormones like Grehlin stimulating your body to store fat
  • Water fills you up with absolutely no calories. Hot water with shredded veggies and low fat bullion/broth
  • Fiber satisfies hunger. High fiber, low calorie food like vegetables(spesially leafy greens), bran, husk, arrowroot and chia should be your main food. Add berries and low carb sweetening
  • Always keep food at hand to kill hunger fast. Chinese cabbage, soup in a thermos, nuts, water

 

Did you know:
Burning/avoiding 770kcal will allow you to lose 100 g of fat

 

    Zero calorie food; cucumbers, salads, berries, kale, husk, clear soups, mostly EVERY vegetable you can find

    Zero calorie food; cucumbers, salads, berries, kale, husk, clear soups, mostly EVERY vegetable you can find

    Low calorie snacks? Raspberries. Perfection..

    Low calorie snacks? Raspberries. Perfection..

    Eat less calories:

    • Drink lots of water. 2-3 liters a day
    • Eat vegetables!! In any way. Cooked, raw, dry fried.. Do this and you win. It's that easy
    • Don't over eat proteins. Proteins are calories. Your weight in kg gives your needed weight of proteins in gram. 70 kg body weigh = 70 g proteins
    • Eat fiber. It fills you up providing little energy. Vegetables contain fiber. Buy fiber to add to shakes or soups
    • Avoid carbs and fast food. I know, it goes without saying..
    • Eat less fruits and grains/pastry. It is carbs
    • Eliminate excess energy. Butter, dressing.. no-no's
    • Limit or eliminate the use of cows milk and juice. It is liquid sugar
    • Eat A LOT of berries. Low calorie nutrients packed with fiber
    Zero calorie candy? Strawberries are up for the challenge!

    Zero calorie candy? Strawberries are up for the challenge!

    Mix your salad with new ingredients. Add taste of choice, but think "calorie free"

    Mix your salad with new ingredients. Add taste of choice, but think "calorie free"


    Burn stored energy:

    • Increase your daily activity level. Get your heart pumping every day
    • Focus on large muscle group that burn a lot of energy. Your thighs and glutes
    • Find activities you enjoy doing
    • Use pictures and videos as motivation. Look at them when you lose motivation
    • Coffee, chili, flax seeds and celery burns fat/increase metabolism

    Use a scale or a smart watch/activity monitor if you find it motivating.

    I use a Fitbit watch and I find it very motivating. I also watch fitspo vids on youtube.

     

    Maintain your new weight

    • You now know why you have gained weight
    • You know how to fix it
    • Do not return to your old lifestyle. You know how it ends
    • Keep eating vegetables and spend energy through daily activities
    • Know yourself. What are your challenges? Why? How can you prevent them?
    • Always keep water on hand
    • Always keep low carb snacks on hand
    • Don't do any shopping when hungry

    Return to this blog when in need of a reminder ;)


     
    There is plastic everywhere!

    Look around you.
    Plastic products everywhere.
    Plastic does not completely brake down.
    It just tears up and becomes smaller and smaller.

    These tiny particles, microplastics are filling up the oceans.
    Starving and poisoning marine life.

    And if you eat sea food, it ends up on your plate.
    Microplastics are found in beer!


     

    Why is plastic bad for your health?

    Sushi made with fish may contain toxins because the fish eats toxic plastic

    Sushi made with fish may contain toxins because the fish eats toxic plastic

    Tires are plastic products. Reused as grass mats for football fields it is a disaster to the environment

    Tires are plastic products. Reused as grass mats for football fields it is a disaster to the environment


    Well, microplastics bind to toxic components like heavy metal.
    They carry these as they enter your body.

    Products containing plastics are a severe health and environmental concern

    Researchers fear the consequences are and will be much greater that we can imagine.
    Plastic particulates found inside lounges of people with lounge cancer.

    Many skin care products contain microplastics as an ingredient!!!
    It's actually quite common. Shaving foam, toothpaste, soaps, creams, detergents.. And many many more.

    Tires, paint and clothes give of tons of plastic.
    Plastic cups and cutlery including straws.
    Plastic bags..

     

    What can you do?

    • Buy food not covered in plastic if you can
    • Use a cotton bag or choose paper bags when shopping
    • Keep a shopping bag in your car, backpack or purse
    • Do not buy toys or utilities made of plastic. Choose wood or steel
    • Find cosmetics and personal care products without plastic ingredients and packaging
    • Do not buy or use clothes made from plastic. Choose natural materials instead of synthetic
    • Bring your own mug to the cafè
    • Do not use disposable plastic cutlery. Bring straws/cutlery made of paper/bamboo or steel
    • Do you really need to use the car this time? It shreds microplastics like a plauge
    • Join Facebook groups fighting plastic and sign petitions!

    You and me, we are the ones who need to take responsible for this.
    We have to demand a change in the market.
    Would you dare to demand change?

     
    Theories about aging: AGE: Advanced Glycemic End-product
     

    What are AGE's?

    AGE are highly damaging components arrived from a non enzymatic reaction between reducing sugar and fat or protein like DNA and collagen.

    They bind to our tissue, comprimising its function.
    This reaction happens continuously inside your body.
    The end-products, AGE, contribute to atherosclerosis, wrinkles, Alzheimer among a few. In addition to general aging of the human body.

    Ongoing research studies ways of breaking these.
    Treatment is not in hand today and finding a cure may take years.

    But you can limit the formation by reducing your carbohydrate intake and taking AGE inhibitors.

    Exercise is a good way to alleviate blood sugar levels.

    Blood sugar levels can influence the amount of AGE formed.
    Stable blood sugar levels helps reduce AGE formation.

    AGE inhibitors are compounds found to inhibit the formation of AGE.

    List of AGE Inhibitorer:

    Read more about Theories about Aging
    Read more about Anti Age Supplements

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201500759/full
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1010052800347
    http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2011/fo/c1fo10034c#!divAbstract
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18803954
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23909402
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15196090
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/00346651011076965
    http://www.wellnessresources.com/studies/pterostilbene_inhibits_formation_of_ages/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22449800

     

     
    More collagen please!
     
    Increase collagen production

    Increase collagen production

    Collagen production slows down as we age.
    At the same time, damages keep on accumulating, increasing the need for new collagen. 

    This affects not only skin but veins and ligaments as well, among other useful body parts.
    So can we increase our bodies collagen production?

    Yes!
    You can even slow down the damages done as well.

    Here is how:

     

    Food increasing collagen

    • Estrogen & plant estrogen.
      Eat soy, flax seed and yams
    • Avocado
    • Vitamin C
    • Bilberries
    • Garlic and onion
    • Omega 3
    • Red vegetables
    • Green vegetables
    • White tea
    • Beans
    • Turkey
    • Cocoa
     

    what more can you do

    • Exercise increases collagen production!
    • Exfoliation, Derma-pen or Dermaroller
    • Sculpta, Skinboostere or Vampire lift
    • Correct skin care
    • Antioxidants and vitamins in your skin care products
    • Ellagic acid
    • Sunscreen, day in and day out
    • Drink enough water

    what breaks down collagen

    • Malnutrition
    • Smoking
    • UV radiation
    • Carbohydrates
    • Alcohol
    • Air!