Where Does Rhodiola Rosea Grow?

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Let me tell you something, my mum has been driving me crazy. She has been suffering with annoying symptoms associated with menopause now. She often has hot flashes, night seats, insomnia. The worst part is her swinging mood.

My Plan to Help My Mum

Just like millions of women who suffer from the same problem she has tried so many different pills, patches, yoga, and hormone replacement therapies. It all turned out to be useless. She spent so much money on different medications too. That was not fun at all.

One day, after I told my coworker about my mum, she recommended Perfect Rhodiola Rosea as her mum has been taking it and noticed significant changes.

Where Does Rhodiola Rosea Grow?

Rhodiola Rosea grows wild in places like Siberia. Its powerful health benefits have achieved a name “tonic herb”. This powerful herb helps reduce stress, boost memory, enhance sexual function, and boost metabolism. Things that are associated with menopause issues.

 

Happily, when I went to her house last week for Chinese New Year, she told me Rhodiola helps her sleep better now, she has been getting less night sweats, and hot flashes. She could talk to us a lot without getting in an argument easily like what she would usually do. She seems likely stop yelling at us and more likely to listen to us in a conversation. I totally noticed the improvements on her mood. She told me that she will keep taking it and she is planning to go to gym more often since she feels like having more energy now.

 

I would definitely recommend this herbal supplement to anyone who suffers from same problems.

The Health Benefits of Collagen Supplementation

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Time to answer a question that comes up all the time – should you supplement with collagen?  While the answer varies from case to case, I would say 95% of the time the answer is YES!

Unless you eat a ton of bone broth and like to chew on animals bones, my guess is that you don’t get enough collagen in your diet to see all the benefits of collagen.

The human body starts to loose collagen at around the age of 25.  The easiest way to add this important protein to your body is to supplement.  Supplementing with Collagen can result in

  • Younger, Firmer Skin
  • Improved Joint Health
  • Improved Digestion
  • Strong Muscles
  • A Boost in Metabolism
  • Healthy Brain Function
  • Better Sleep

Most often collagen supplements (such as the Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen)  are in a powdered form.  You can mix them into any liquid with little or no added taste or texture.   The great thing about Hydrolyzed Collagen as compared to Gelatin is that it will mix and fully dissolve in cold liquids.  This makes it so easy to get collagen into your diet.

Here is one recipe that I make daily:

Healthy Smoothie

 

Not into the whole smoothie thing?

Here are other ways you can add Collagen to your daily diet:

  • Mix into water
  • Add to coffee
  • Add to tea
  • Add to soup
  • Add to baked goods

 

Supplementing with Collagen can help keep you feeling young and healthy as the years fly by.

 

5 Fun Facts About Liver Detoxification

Detoxification is a relatively new health buzzword. People are becoming very interested in detoxification because it can be a great way to look and feel your best. Your body detoxifies itself naturally, but we live in a very toxic world, and sometimes your body needs a bit of help. One of the best ways to start detoxifying your entire body is by detoxifying your liver, as it is one of the body’s major detoxifying organs. Here are 5 facts about liver detoxification to get you started!

 

1. Your Liver Detoxifies Itself Naturally

 

One of your body’s jobs is to detoxify itself naturally. There have always been toxins in the world, some of which are naturally occurring, that make their way into our bodies. Organs like our liver work to filter these toxins from our body to keep our bodies healthy.

 

2. But Sometimes, It Needs a Little Help

 

Although your body detoxifies itself naturally, our world is more toxic than ever, so sometimes we need a little help. Luckily, by following the tips in the next few sections, you can boost your body’s natural detoxification.

 

3. Eating Clean is the Best Preventative Measure

 

Eating clean simply means avoiding toxins and foods that are not good for your body. This means eating local and organic whenever possible, and avoiding processed foods. By limiting the amount of toxins that enter your body, you reduce the burden of your body’s detoxification systems.

 

4. Nutrient Dense Superfoods Boost Detoxification

 

Certain superfoods contain antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients that help to detoxify your liver. Some superfoods that boost liver detoxification are milk thistle, turmeric, cilantro, chlorella, schisandra berry, and artichoke leaf.

 

5. Drinking Water Also Boosts Detoxification

 

Last but not least, drinking water helps boost your body’s natural detoxification systems by flushing toxins from your body. By following some of the tips on this list, you can help your liver detoxify your body naturally.

What I Have Learned About Stress And Rhodiola

Balancing a full time job with finishing a degree, getting to the gym, and maintaining a social life can be tough. At times, it’s down right stressful. I’ve suffered from anxiety for most of my life, and at times, it can be unbearable. Thankfully, ten plus years of dealing with anxiety has taught me a few things.

Things I Learned About Dealing With Stress

The first thing I learned is that prescription anxiety drugs actually make your anxiety worse. That’s right; the drugs that are supposed to “cure” your anxiety actually create rebound anxiety over time. This is a good thing for the pharmaceutical companies, as this rebound anxiety creates life long customers who feel they need the anxiety medication simply to get through the day. Rebound anxiety causes you to take more and more medication, which creates higher profits for the pharmaceutical companies.

Go Natural and Feel Better

The second thing I learned is that there are natural solutions for stress and anxiety. My favorite anxiety remedy is a wonderful little herb called rhodiola rosea. This flowering plant is known as an adaptogen herb and it has been used as alternative medicine for centuries. Adaptogen herbs work to normalize the body’s functions while simultaneously boosting overall health.

Rhodiola rosea calms the stress response system and lowers the amount of stress hormones found in your body. Rhodiola rosea also works to improve overall health and wellness, and best yet, it is generally side effect free! Rhodiola rosea is much safer and more natural alternative to prescription anxiety medications.

Pick The Right Rhodiola Rosea

Be sure to choose a pure and proven rhodiola rosea supplement that is free from artificial ingredients like fillers and flow agents. The purer the product, the greater the results. Remember, rhodiola rosea is safer and more effective than most prescription anxiety medications. Rhodiola rosea is the perfect way to combat daily stress and anxiety… naturally!

Here is a great video on Rhodiola Rosea Reviews –

Desiccated Liver for Body Building

Desiccated liver supplements have been used by body builders for nearly 100 years. They pack a quick punch of clean protein in convenient capsule- with no liver taste. Some body builders are known to take up to 100 capsules of desiccated liver per day! Not only are desiccated liver capsules 70% protein by weight, they are also packed with important nutrients such as naturally occurring iron, vitamin  A, and B vitamins.

Watch this video on Desiccated Liver Supplements –

Desiccated liver helps body builders grow and repair their muscles which helps them increase in both size and shape (click to read more). Desiccated liver capsules contain important amino acids which are literally the building blocks of protein. Amino acids and protein play a key role in the building and maintaining of lean muscle.

Grass-fed liver capsules are also packed with naturally occurring iron which helps the body create the blood protein known as hemoglobin and myoglobin. These two proteins help the body build strong muscles, so naturally you can see why it is important for anyone who is looking to build muscle to consume plenty of naturally occurring iron.

In order to make their cells to divide and muscles to grow, body builders must consume plenty of vitamin B12. Grass-fed beef liver supplements are naturally abundant with B vitamins. Vitamin B12 also helps the body builders burn off the carbohydrates and fat they consume. This allows body builders to maintain their lean muscle figure even when bulking.

It is important to choose a desiccated liver supplement that comes from healthy cows. Desiccated liver supplements should only contain healthy liver from cows who were not treated with grow hormone or antibiotics. It is also important that the cows were grass-fed in order to boast the healthiest nutrient profile available in a desiccated liver supplement. If you follow these basic guidelines, you will find the healthiest desiccated liver supplement for building and maintaining lean muscle.

Desiccated Liver, My Secret Source of Vitamin B12

I could write volumes about the health benefits of Vitamin B-12, but probably better for you to read this great summary here.  The problem is, in the American Diet, we tend to not get a lot of Vitamin B-12.

One of the best sources for Vitamin B-12 is liver.  While liver used to be a regular part of the US Diet, hardly anyone eats liver these days.  So, how can you get significant amounts of Vitamin B12 if you don’t eat liver?  Take Desiccated Liver capsules!

What is Desiccated Liver?

Well, I think we can all understand what liver is, but what does “Desiccated” mean?  Desiccated is when the moisture is removed from something.  So, Desiccated Liver supplements are just made with freeze dried liver.  You can find Desiccated Liver in tablet, capsule and powder form.

Are There Differences Between Desiccated Liver Supplements?

Absolutely.  You want to find a Desiccated Liver supplement that is made from Grass Fed cows.  Toxins and other substances can be stored in the liver, so the last thing you want to do is eat the liver of a cow who has been eating garbage!

We have been using the Perfect Desiccated Liver by Perfect Supplements.  These liver supplement comes in capsule form and is very pure.  The supplement is made only from grass fed cows from Argentina.  There are no fillers, flow agents or other ingredients added to the product.  You get just pure Freeze Dried liver.

Back to the B12 Secret Source…

Desiccated Liver is very high Vitamin A and also contains all the B Vitamins.  So, instead of taking a B12 supplement, I have been taking the Perfect Desiccated Liver.  I get a good amount of Vitamin B12, plus I get protein, minerals and all the other vitamins.

If you are looking for a natural, whole foods way to get more Vitamins and nutrients into your daily routine, we strongly recommend the Perfect Desiccated Liver.

 

The Baobab Fruit Featured In New Video Series

We have been interested in the Baobab Fruit ever since we read about it in Forbes magazine back in 2011.  If you are not familiar with the Baobab Fruit, it really is pretty incredible.  If you get Organic Baobab Fruit in pure powdered form, you are in for a nutritious treat.

The Health Benefits of the Baobab Fruit Powder

The Baobab Fruit has 6 x the Antioxidants of Blueberries.  6 x the Vitamin C of oranges.  More fiber than pretty much any fruit we have seen (50% Fiber).  Believe it or not, that is just the start.  More potassium than bananas.  More calcium than milk, and the list goes on and on.

What is clear is that if you want to have a healthy diet, you should include Organic Baobab Fruit poweder in your diet.  Our choice?  We love the Organic Limitless Baobab Fruit.  The reason we picked it is because it is 100% USDA Certified Organic and contains no other ingredients.  In addition, Limitless Good is on a mission to do Social Good.  For every bottle sold, they give 8 meals to people in need.  A real win-win.

Watch Video About the Baobab Fruit

I was wasting some time on YouTube the other day when I decide to search Baobab Fruit.  I found two great videos and this Baobab Fruit playlist.

The first video is on What is Baobab –

The second is on the Health Benefits of the Baobab Fruit

Want Even More Information on the Baobab Fruit?

Us too!  We are busy trying to find Baobab recipes and other information on how to best work Organic Baobab Fruit into your diet.  Keep an eye on the Limitless Good blog – they have a whole section dedicated to the Baobab fruit and it looks like they update on a regular basis.

In the meantime, I strongly recommend you get a bottle of the Limitless Baobab and give it a try.  Mix 2 scoops in some Iced Tea and you will be feeling Good!

 

Is There Such A Thing As Yummy Protein Shakes For Kids?

My kids are about ready to give up on protein shakes.  I have tried giving them the whey protein and soy protein shakes – but they just hate the taste of them.  It is not just the taste. it is the texture of those protein smoothies – just feels like sand.

A Better Way to Make Protein Shakes For Kids?

Just when I was ready to give up. my son comes up to me with the iPad and says – “Daddy Can We Make This?”  I figured it was some Lego thing, but then he handed me the iPad and I was stunned.  It was this video on how to make protein shakes for kids

Can you believe that?  I had given up hope of finding a great tasting protein shake recipe for kids, but my kids actually found that video.  We gave the recipe a try, after buying the Perfect Plant Protein, and it was really good.  It basically taste like Mango and Yogurt with a vanilla flavor.  The Organic Plant Based protein adds protein, but the taste is not overpowering and the shake is still something that kids will love.

Our Search For More Protein Shake Recipes Continue

After our success with the Mango Lassi, we decided that we should keep searching for more protein shake recipes.  I am really liking this site, it has lots of protein shake recipes and is funny as well.  You can always go to YouTube and do a search for “protein shakes for kids” and you will find a number of good videos with complete recipes.  We are going to spend the weekend trying out a number of different protein shake recipes for kids and we will report back on which protein shakes the kids loved the most.

Thanks for reading and if you have any good resources for protein shake recipes, please leave them in the comments.

 

New Video Series Features Homemade Protein Shakes

I have been on a kick to get more healthy.  Yes, I am trying to exercise, but I feel the biggest way I can improve my health is to change my diet.  I am looking to get more protein, greens and fruits into my diet.  I have looked at the research and it is clear that a diet high in veggies and plant protein is more healthy.

Homemade Protein Shakes That Don’t Suck?

So how do you get more veggies and protein into your diet?  One popular idea is to have a Green Smoothie or some type of homemade protein shakes.  The only problem is – every time I try to make a green smoothie protein shake it tastes terrible.

I turned to Google in my quest to find a green smoothie that was packed with nutrients and still tasted okay.  After a few hours of searching I stumbled upto this homemade protein shake recipe

Perfect Plant Protein?

I was intrigued by this recipe as I love Pina Coladas and the idea of a green Pina Colada sounded perfect.  I ordered the Perfect Plant Protein the recommend and I have to say the protein shake was terrific.  No, not as sweet as a Pina Colada, but still very enjoyable and about 1,000 times more healthy.

I have emailed them and asked for some more homemade protein shakes, I’ll let you know when I hear back!

 

What Are The Health Benefits of Baobab Fruit Powder?

I consider myself pretty knowledgable when it comes to health food.  I knew about Acai a year before the rest of the world starting falling in love with it.  Goji and pomegranate…yep, was eating these superfruits for the last 5 years.  So, how is it that I completely missed out on the amazing Baobab Fruit?

What is The Baobab Fruit?

The Baobab fruit is a rather odd fruit.  It looks sort of like a mango, but it has a hard shell, more like a coconut. Once you cut the Baobab fruit open, you immediately notice that the pulp is dry.  That’s right, the Baobab fruit pulp is dry, sort of like the flesh of a very ripe coconut.

This is an important point, because it means that creating a Baobab fruit powder is very easy.  All you do is remove the seeds and crush up the Baobab fruit pulp.  No heat, no drying – nothing to kill the amazing nutrients in the Baobab fruit.

Great, But What Are The Health Benefits of Baobab Fruit?

The Baobab fruit is absolutely packed with nutrients.  More antioxidants than Acai, Goji or Blueberries.  More calcium than milk.  More potassium than bananas.  Simply put, the Baobab fruit is a true superfruit.  The health benefits of baobab fruit powder are discussed in this special report.

How Do You Get Baobab Fruit?

The only real way to get Baobab fruit in the US is in powder or supplement form.  We have tried the Organic Baobab Fruit powder and it is fantastic.  It tastes sort of like lemonade and is packed with health benefits.

Baobab fruit is becoming a part of my every day routine and I feel great!