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Old 09-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Healthy Tips

Well this thread will probably die a quick death, but what the heck. Got any health tips to share? Food, exercise, supplements, vitamins, etc?

Heres a couple for oral health. Ditch the toothpaste. Expensive and has ingredients you dont need. Instead take a small tupperware container with a lid, fill with baking soda about halfway and add a touch of mouthwash, and enough 3% hydrogen peroxide solution to mix into a paste. Use as you would toothpaste once or twice a day. Brush your tongue, bacteria that causes bad breath builds there. Get a waterpik and use it every day for healthy gums.

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Before you jump on the "I need XXXXX supplements"... do your research and find out if you truly need it or are wasting your money.
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Leg cramps at night? Keep a small bottle of tonic water next to your bed. Feel one coming on or one grabs you drink it down. The quinine helps relieve the cramp quickly.
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This is my personal philosophy...
Eat plants and animals. Drink water. Avoid sugar. Treat processed food like it's poisonous. For supplementation, fish oil. Follow this 85% of the time, and your health will take care of itself
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Eat 3 almonds a day, EVERY day, and you will greatly reduce your risk of cancer.
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Cool idea for a thread!

My tip is drive your Jeep somewhere nice, get out, kiss it good bye and run/walk/whatever, just get off the couch! (Much more difficult now that it's football season!)
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Enjoy life, you are going to die anyway.
No, only your casing. Your essence, entity, soul, whatever will travel on, or not. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and it is a temporary experience, but that does not limit the time of our spiritual existence. Yes, you should enjoy life - because the whole purpose of this experience is to see, smell, taste, hear, and feel - to experience. Nothing more, but nothing less.

And for a male health tip... take Ginkgo Biloba regularly. It will allow more oxygen to be transported to your cells, which basically means it allows a more vaso-dialated condition. In laymens terms, your blood pipes get bigger and carry more. You will have sharper focus and clarity, and your wife will appreciate it.

If you have trouble sleeping, take Melatonin instead of prescription poison, artificial drugs or restless flipping. It is a natural hormone secreted in your brain when it gets dark, and the only hormone available OTC in the states. Its purpose is to reset your internal clock, so if taken about a half hour to an hour before bedtime it will begin to change your natural sleep / wake cycle to be inline with your job, lifestyle, etc. Do not plan to take it continuously because your body will stop secreting it and you will become dependent on the pills to be able to sleep at all. Iirc, it is 4w on 2w off, but I may be wrong. The package should say... if it doesn't, be weary. The FDA does not regulate it because it can be found naturally in some plants, so buy a reputable brand at a reputable store. Relaxing for a few minutes in a calm, quiet atmosphere before bedtime can also be very beneficial to a good nights sleep.
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If you're going to lift weights, use basic exercises (post warmup) bench, pulls, squats...

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Great idea for a thread. Now if I could just get my motivatin back. I tried that P90X once. I got about 40 days into it and have to say it really worked. I lost almost 40lbs and felt great. Only problem is I went on vacation and never got back into it when I got home.
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Leg cramps at night? Keep a small bottle of tonic water next to your bed. Feel one coming on or one grabs you drink it down. The quinine helps relieve the cramp quickly.
Thanks Gus for that one. I will have to try it. I have been suffering with severe leg cramps lately. I have spinal stenosis or working mans back problems. The drugs I was on to eliminate the cramps made me too tired.
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Great idea for a thread. Now if I could just get my motivatin back. I tried that P90X once. I got about 40 days into it and have to say it really worked. I lost almost 40lbs and felt great. Only problem is I went on vacation and never got back into it when I got home.
Still on vacation?

I personally restarted a program after an injury. Now I have to re-lose 30 pounds. It sucks but I remember how awesome I felt when I wasn't dragging that weight around. Get back on the program!
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Eat 3 almonds a day, EVERY day, and you will greatly reduce your risk of cancer.
Is that "proven" or just a wise-tale?? That's pretty cool if so!

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Thanks Gus for that one. I will have to try it. I have been suffering with severe leg cramps lately. I have spinal stenosis or working mans back problems. The drugs I was on to eliminate the cramps made me too tired.
My doctor doesnt believe in drugs unless absolutely necessary. When I asked her about my leg cramps she told me about tonic water. Quinine used to be sold as a pill but I think its been banned for sale like that, however there is enough in an 8 oz bottle of tonic to do the job. Generally I mix it with some grape juice cuz I think tonic water is pretty nasty straight. If you think you might get a cramp, drink a bottle before bed to help prevent the onset. Waking up with a cramped inner thigh or hamstring is about the worst pain I've ever had.
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Is that "proven" or just a wise-tale?? That's pretty cool if so!

I know he is correct about almonds reducing cancer risk. The three a day part I dont know. I always heard a small handful. Actually I would recommend Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book Eat To Live. Eat only fruits, veggies, beans and nuts and your risk of all diseases including cancer and diabetes will be dramatically reduced. Not exactly the diet for me cuz I like meat, but increasing those foods will certainly improve your health and reduce risk of diseases, many of which are caused by an overweight condition.
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Is that "proven" or just a wise-tale?? That's pretty cool if so!

Depends on how you define proof. Without delving into the anatomy and composition of almonds, yes, there are things known to science to be benificial in your diet and that may decrease risks of cancer and tumors. Studies have been done on lab mice that have shown whole almonds (particularly whole almonds) have a preventative effect on colon cancer. It has not been 'proven' to be effective on people.

If you belief a little more than science, they can prevent cancer entirely, when eaten whole and daily.

http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/holist...a/thalmo1.html

There is actually a massive amount of information on what to eat (or not eat) associated with the A.R.E. It was the #1 thing Mr Cayce spent his time on, and many of his readings on health and diet have since been proven quite accurate.
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Sugar, not fat, is the main culprit in cardiovascular disease. Feel free to research.
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Don't eat carrots. Studies show 95% of all Americans who have died in the last 100 years had, at some point in their lives, eaten carrots.
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My doctor doesnt believe in drugs unless absolutely necessary. When I asked her about my leg cramps she told me about tonic water. Quinine used to be sold as a pill but I think its been banned for sale like that, however there is enough in an 8 oz bottle of tonic to do the job. Generally I mix it with some grape juice cuz I think tonic water is pretty nasty straight. If you think you might get a cramp, drink a bottle before bed to help prevent the onset. Waking up with a cramped inner thigh or hamstring is about the worst pain I've ever had.
My problem is I typically like my tonic with a shot of Bombay and a twist of lime...

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AST style lifting and cardio. Cycling Ketogenic Diet style diet. I use fish oils, potassium, and a multivitamin (ketogenic diets can lack potassium and certain nutrients). 3rd floor apartment so grocery shipping is exercise.
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I've always though dentistry in general was kind of a scam. When I was like 7 I decided I'd stop brushing my teeth until I got my first cavity. I barely did anyway and the dentist always acted like I had perfect teeth. 19 years later and I've never had a cavity and still have perfectly white teeth and I brush them maybe once every couple months. I've never had any teeth problems, don't have bad breath and I go to the dentist once a year for a check up and they still tell me I have better teeth than most other people that come in there.
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3rd floor apartment so grocery shipping is exercise.
I feel you on that one. I used to live in Church Hill and walked to The Market on 23rd and Broad a few times a week. Was about the only real excessive I got and I lost 40 some pounds in 3 months just from walking up 23rd back to my apartment on Marshall with two arm fulls of groceries lol
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I feel you on that one. I used to live in Church Hill and walked to The Market on 23rd and Broad a few times a week. Was about the only real excessive I got and I lost 40 some pounds in 3 months just from walking up 23rd back to my apartment on Marshall with two arm fulls of groceries lol
It's been a while since I been over there, but I do know the area pretty good. Still live in the area im assuming?
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It's been a while since I been over there, but I do know the area pretty good. Still live in the area im assuming?
Nah, not for a couple years. I'm out in Chesterfield now.

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