All chronic diseases, from diabetes to heart disease, to cancer, to arthritis have something in common. They all have as their basis unchecked, destructive inflammation. This week and next, I want to tell you about an all in one health solution that can help you overcome destructive inflammation, and as a result, a multitude of diseases. It’s curcumin we’ll be talking about, but not just any curcumin. I’m going to give you the info you need to choose a curcumin that will get the job done.
Q. Dear Terry, “I did not eat a very iodine-rich diet while I was pregnant with my child. Fortunately, he is a healthy 8-year-old, but do you think he could still benefit from iodine?” — Kristine M., Calgary, Canada
Q. Dear Terry, “I have been having trouble sleeping lately. I tried valerian, but I did not like it because it gave me very strange dreams. What other natural ingredients can I try?” — Bev P., Albuquerque, NM
Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
The most beneficial, natural dietary food supplement for heart health is grape seed extract. It can lower blood pressure, prevent plaque formation in the arteries and keep blood vessels from becoming stiff and inflexible. In middle aged women, grape seed extract reduced blood pressure and increased muscle mass while reducing body fat as well as relieving menopause hot flash symptoms.
In a human study with high blood pressure, 93% of those taking grape seed extract saw their blood pressure return to normal levels. It may take up to three months to regulate the blood pressure. In people with elevated cholesterol, grape seed reduced the oxidation of the LDL cholesterol, the first step in plaque formation, a greater factor in reducing heart disease than lowering cholesterol. In animal models of obesity, grape seed extract protects the heart from oxidative stress and damage, and inflammation.
TODAY'S WORD From Joel and Victoria
Remember What He Has Done
Anything can become routine if we let it. Anything can feel mundane after a while.
Not long ago, I was talking to a professional baseball player. He has been in the big leagues about fifteen years. His life seems so exciting, far from routine, far from ordinary. He said, “No, Joel, it’s not what you think. We travel all the time. We’re always on the road, in hotels, eating out and away from our family.”
The truth is, I’m sure he was excited about it all when he first started. There are probably things in your life that you were once excited about. When God opened the door and gave you that new job, that promotion, you were so excited. You called your friends. You knew it was God’s favor. Well, don’t let the passion wear off just because you’ve had it five years! When you met that person and fell in love you were on cloud nine. You knew it was God’s goodness. Don’t take it for granted. Remember what God has done! Stir up the joy in your heart. Stir up praise. Thank Him for His faithfulness and let your attitude of gratitude pave the way to live the life of blessing He has for you!
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Curcumin Part 1, Reverse Aging with High Intensity Interval Training.
"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do." — Henry Ford: American industrialist
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Father God, right now I take time to remember and acknowledge Your goodness in my life. I praise You because You are good. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for setting me free. Thank You for pouring out Your blessings on me and leading me into everlasting life in Jesus’ name. Amen."