First I want to thank all of you who have visited my blog and all those who visit frequently!
I know I’m doing everything right, I’m eating [much] less, and correctly, I’ve even lost two pounds, the one that crept back and TWO MORE! Yay! But I wake up early and check my BG and it’s way up; now it’s 141, I haven’t seen that number in a long time. I have a cold, It’s not a **BAD** cold, you know what I mean, it’s not the Sore throat, PACKED chest and sinus, In fact I feel pretty good-considering, but it’s a miserable cold, I feel very weak, cold, painful; my joints and muscles are screaming, and I just feel all naselly [sic], with a bronchial cough, my balance seems to be effected and I’m so tired.
I sleep ok, well ok for me. I haven’t actually had a good night’s sleep for many years.My BG is higher than usual. I can barely keep upright so I’m not getting much exercise. I wish my Echinacea were growing better I’d make a tea to relieve this mess.
I have been really good about not drinking cocoa at bedtime, no extra treats even though I have some 'diabetic' treats. I’m really working hard to stay on my diet. I’m just flummoxed by the rise in my blood sugar. I also feel my blood pressure is a bit higher. Oh I know what you’re going to say, no one really feels a high blood pressure, but I do. It’s a definite feeling of pressure in my head especially in my ears.
It IS a time for my quarterly Liver cleanse, I'll be getting it in the mail and will begin a short fast then too.
Now that I think of it sleeplessness does raise my blood pressure and is probably messing with my BG too. I need to get some exercise, I’ll just have to work through my exhaustion and force myself to just get busy.
OK, cya later, Folks, I’m out to mow the lawn, I got the laundry started and the vacuuming, I will be better tomorrow. I know, for me this is the answer, for you, consult your physician or health practitioner, blah, blah,blah, remember I'm not a one-size-fits-all person.
In the meantime, here are some choice supplements I especially like:
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant necessary for proper immune system function as well as healthy skin and eyes. Absorbed through the gastrointestinal system, vitamin E is stored throughout the body in organs and tissues. A deficiency in vitamin E may evidence itself as fatigue, anemia, concentration problems or low thyroid levels. Low blood levels have also been associated with depression.
In addition to its importance to a healthy immune system and healthy eyes, vitamin E has been shown important in preventing a number of other conditions:
Immune system protection
Eye disease prevention
Memory loss prevention
Parkinson’s disease prevention
Ester C-1000- for the healing process, whether it is from infection, injury, disease or surgery, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an important vitamin for general health. Because it is water-soluble, the body cannot store the vitamin so you must be certain to get enough daily, either through your diet or supplements like Ester C - 1000. Vitamin C is a critical component of both basic body building functions and disease prevention. It is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds and the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth. During any kind of healing process, whether it is from infection, injury, disease or surgery, the body uses large amounts of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which can help block damage from free radicals.
Milk thistle-liver improvement-detoxMilk Thistle, or Sylbum marianum, saw medicinal applications as early as the first century with the Romans who used it primarily to treat liver problems. Modern scientific studies suggest that the active substances in Milk Thistle, particularly silymarin, protect the liver from damage which may be caused by toxins, alcohol, viruses and certain drugs.
grapeseed antioxidantProvides superior protection against free-radical damage.
Supports healthy vein and capillary structures.
Helps provide antioxidant protection for the brain and nervous system.
Has beneficial effects on a variety of conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease.
Alpha lipoic acid for Liver healing;antioxidant Very important ally with the essential Vitamins C and E-Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a powerful fat and water-soluble antioxidant. It directly recycles vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E, providing additional antioxidant protection.
It is also an important component in the energy production process in the cells. In recent research, 600 mg of alpha-lipoic acid daily was found to decrease plasma LDL oxidation. Source Naturals ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID TIMED RELEASE is designed to be released gradually throughout the day.
Vitacomplete liquid supplement
one month supply, easy to take, complete supplemental nutrition designed for >antioxidant/free radical support>Heart and Circulatory health>Muscle/bone/joint support>Digestive health>organ cleanse>vision and anti-aging enhancement. Contains over 200 nutrients. Includes many popular juices like Mangosteen and Acai Berry. Save money! Get all your supplement needs in one product instead of multiple supplements. 29 Fruits, 13 Vegetables, and 26 Proprietary Herbs. 4 types of beneficial fiber. 13 Vitamins. 69 Minerals from Whole Foods. 6 Essential Fatty Acids.
17 Amino Acids. 7 Organic Plant Digestive Enzymes
flax seed oil- antioxidant- also for digestion One of the keys to staying young is staying “young at heart”. Flax Seed, which is rich in essential fatty acids, has been used by civilizations around the world for more than 10,000 years. Flax Seed Oil is a rich source of the Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid alpha linolenic acid, which is necessary for a wide variety of biological processes. Natrol® Flax Seed Oil is manufactured without the use of chemical Hexane solvents.
Natrol Lycopene is an amazing phytonutrient. Lycopene is the subject of recent research revealing its antioxidant properties. Lycopene has been identified as the key compound found in rich, red tomatoes. Although a diet high in fruits and vegetables is recommended for optimum health, it can be difficult to obtain the appropriate daily servings. By isolating Lycopene into easy-to-swallow tablets. Natrol now offers a solution to help supplement your diet with this health-promoting compound.
Cardiovascular Health: Resveratrol promotes cardiovascular health through its antioxidant action and its ability to maintain healthy platelet function and arachidonic acid metabolism.
Antioxidant and Cellular Health: Studies suggest that resveratrol promotes cell health by maintaining healthy enzyme function and scavenging free radicals.
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations Resveratrol is derived from one of the richest known sources, Polygonum cuspidatum, an herb utilized as a nutritional agent for centuries. It is standardized to contain 20% trans resveratrol and 10% emodin.
Chromium Liver supportAids in loss of body fat without causing a loss of body mass. Promotes increased metabolism. Perhaps the most popular form of chromium supplements on the market. Supports healthy blood sugar levels.
Pycnogenol- a very powerful antioxident
Pycnogenol® (pronounced pick-nodge-en-all) is the brand name of an extract taken from the bark of the Maritime Pine, which grows along the Atlantic Coast of southwest France. The extract is rich in antioxidants and has been used by physicians in Europe for over thirty years to deal with a broad range of health conditions.
It has also been the subject of numerous controlled scientific studies and is now being hailed as one of the nutritional breakthroughs of the late twentieth century. As Professor Ronald Watson of the University of Arizona stated, “Here's a completely natural substance with remarkable activity, producing effects within minutes. It may have important health implications for an aging population.”
A GOOD LIVER CLEANSE
Complete Liver Cleanse~Stimulates bile flow, rids the liver of toxins.
It has a specially-designed fiber which binds with toxins so they leave the body
Why cleanse the liver?
Everything we breathe, eat, drink and absorb through our skin is purified and detoxified in the liver. Environmental toxins and the effects of improper eating and lifestyle habits can build up in the liver. It makes sense; toxins have to go!
How does it work?
A unique combination of ingredients stimulate bile flow, which help rid the liver of toxins. Once toxins are on the move, you don't want them reabsorbed. Complete Liver Cleanse is the answer. It has a specially-designed fiber which binds with toxins so they leave the body. The result is superior support for liver function and health!