I am greatly concerned by newspaper articles and television news reports urging people to get their flu shots early. The articles are almost always one-sided; presenting only the viewpoints of government health officials, pharmaceutical companies that manufacture flu vaccines, and drug stores that sell them. The tone is the same: get your flu shot or you could die.
As we’ve seen in previous years, people see these reports and needlessly run out to get vaccinated without knowing the facts about the flu or vaccines. And if this isn’t bad enough after last year’s fiasco of “the sky is falling” warnings, pharmacists and others who sell vaccines, along with public health departments that are supposed to inform the public about real health issues, are warning more people to get their vaccinations even earlier this year.
The facts are that flu vaccines have a negative impact on the health of people of all ages and the government knows it! Even the CDC’s own website about influenza and flu vaccine includes a section about who should not be vaccinated against season flu: including people who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past, and people who developed Guillian-Barre syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine previously (www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm). One of our primary national public health organizations says people can get Guillian-Barre syndrome from flu vaccines!
Are you familiar with The Fat Flush Plan? This innovative approach to weight loss seems to be taking the diet world by storm… and with good reason. Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman takes many positive aspects of high-protein diets and combines them with the benefits of detoxing. This may eliminate some of the negative side effects common to other detox programs that eliminate protein, but does The Fat Flush Plan go far enough to promote total health?
Dr. Gittleman is off to a great start. Especially if you incorporate complete plant protein in the Fat Flush Plan. According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, people who filled up on plant protein shed substantially more weight than those who do not. Related research in the journal Nutrition Reviews also suggests that following a plant-protein detox can help women reduce their levels of body fat by an additional three to fifteen percent.
Many of Gittleman’s clients say they lose twenty pounds in just two weeks by drinking two plant-protein smoothies each day followed by a dinner consisting of lean protein paired with steamed green vegetables and salad. But, what happens when the two weeks are over? In order to maintain optimal weight for the long term, a person needs to adopt a lifestyle based on Super Health. Remember that Super Health should be your ultimate goal, not just weight loss. Fortunately, some of the many positive byproducts of Super Health are fitness and optimized weight.
In order to achieve Super Health, it is absolutely imperative to follow the Four Corners of Super food Nutrition.
By Guest Blogger – K.C. Craichy
To have the health of your dreams, you need to spend more time dreaming. Research shows that one of the best ways to improve your health tomorrow is to get a good night’s sleep tonight – at least 7 – 8.5 hours. That may sound simple enough, but the fact is that Americans have racked up a huge “sleep debt” through the years. On average, people living in the United States get at least one hour less sleep per night than they did 20 years ago. After several days, weeks or months of sleep debt, we have trouble concentrating and making important decisions about everything from our job to homework and paying bills.
The director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research in Bethesda, Maryland was recently quoted as saying that sleep is just as important to our overall health as a healthy diet and exercise. Sleep deprivation has been linked to many health-related problems including chronic fatigue and obesity. It’s also blamed for an increased risk of causing an auto accident. You can’t do your best driving on the road without a good night’s sleep!
By Guest Blogger: K.C. Craichy
How does the human body do all the amazing things it does? How can our mind and body deal with stress effectively? One of the most important answers is nutrition. Science has identified more than 50 essential nutrients needed by the human body to perform at optimal levels. The body cannot produce any of these nutrients on its own, thus they must be obtained from food sources and dietary supplementation. If a person is deficient in any of these essential nutrients, the result is dysfunction and disease.
Complete absence results in death.
K.C. CRAICHY is Founder & CEO of Living Fuel – The Leader in Superfood Nutrition, and the best-selling author of Super Health – 7 Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality. He is a health advocate and expert on natural health and performance nutrition.
His extensive study of leading-edge health research and collaborative work with top medical and nutritional practitioners and researchers to solve his wife’s health problems led him to the founding of Living Fuel, Inc.
KC is committed to changing lives through nutritional and multi-media lifestyle education combined with leading-edge high impact superfoods.
He also serves on the Clinical Nutrition Review Board (the certifying body of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutrition). KC lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Monica and five children.
SuperHealth7book StopStressingNow.ComPart II
In my last post, we looked at the first half of a powerful way to prepare your body to deal with stress. It’s called The Four Corners of Optimal Nutrition.
The First Corner is called CRON (Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition) and emphasizes eating nutrient-dense foods.
The Second Corner is about Low Glycemic Response and deals with minimizing grains, breads, starches, and sugar in your diet.
Here are the Third and Fourth Corners.
KC Craichy StopStressingNow.ComK.C. CRAICHY is Founder & CEO of Living Fuel – The Leader in Superfood Nutrition, and the best-selling author of Super Health – 7 Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality. He is a health advocate and expert on natural health and performance nutrition. His extensive study of leading-edge health research and collaborative work with top medical and nutritional practitioners and researchers to solve his wife’s health problems led him to the founding of Living Fuel, Inc. KC is committed to changing lives through nutritional and multi-media lifestyle education combined with leading-edge high impact superfoods. He also serves on the Clinical Nutrition Review Board (the certifying body of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutrition). KC lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Monica and five children.
K.C. Is also one of our newest guest bloggers here at StopStressingNow.com and we couldn’t be more excited to have him. So with great pleasure I give to you…
Mr. K.C. Craichy.