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HEALTHY IS A HAPPY LIFE

Key To Happy Healthy Life

Choices You Make Today
Become Your Future Tomorrow!

 

When we make choices, good or bad, do we truly stop and think about the consequences that they will have on our future? I would say the answer is more-so no, than yes. Keeping ourselves healthy certainly plays a key role in how we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally.

In this article, you will discover why healthy is a happy life. I will discuss five different foods including vitamin D, omega 3s, antioxidants, serotonin, and theanine, which are known to help increase happiness and eliminate disease of the body and mind. Hopefully then, you will be able to see how you can regain good health, and return to your happy self.

 

Good Health Is Powerful!

 

Even though happiness comes easy for some people, it doesn’t work that way for the rest of us. There are other factors that play a part. Namely, our current circumstances and what we choose to do to improve them. This can make a very large difference.

Nutrition is also a very powerful key player in the game and is known to be the “foundation” of Happy Healthy Baby Boy Summer Watermelon Fruitour wellness.

I remember, when being a kid, my siblings and I would eat fresh vegetables straight out of the garden. Especially, tomatoes! They were so abundant; our mother didn’t seem to mind.

Growing up; eating good, wholesome, fresh garden foods, we were very healthy-happy kids.

Today, if you take notice, people who have committed themselves to taking steps toward a clean, whole foods type of diet, seemingly have reached a level of pure happiness!

They are feeling better – happy! Do you believe it has anything to do with the choices they are making?

 

Food Is Medicine!

 

Have you ever heard the old phrase, “Food is medicine!”?

Thanks to Hippocrates, that phrase derived from his famous quote, ” Let thy food be medicine, and thy medicine be food”. The truth is, food truly is medicine if you’re consuming good, clean, whole foods – not processed.

Happy Healthy Baby Boy Summer Watermelon FruitThere are many nutritional elements that we need to maintain our happy state of mind, and a lot of them have been identified and linked to an increase of happiness!

From birth; moving forward, our parents tried to teach us what foods were good for us, and even not so good, nutritionally. We may not have always liked it, or maybe we just didn’t understand. The point is, most of us were happy!

As we become adults, things change. We get busy; we eat out more, we’re always on the go, rarely taking the time to stop and think about the foods we eat and the beverages we are drinking. We end up neglecting our bodies; leaving them undernourished and sick. Aside from the sickness itself, it adds additional problems like stress and unhappiness.

Food has been known for many years to have the power to heal people from all kinds of diseases and disorders.

So, let’s look at some ways that you can get back to your happy self.

 

 

 Regain and Reclaim Your Health

 

Let’s start here, talking about some of the things you should look at as ways to increase and maintain your happiness…

 

Vitamin D

First and foremost, vitamin D should come from the sun, as it promotes the much needed chemical reaction from the cholesterol in the skin.

As I tell my friends, soak it up; get your fill and get out or get under cover!

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Even though the medical authorities continuously recommend 400-800 UI’s a day, it is suggested now, by scientists, that approximately around 5000 IU’s (international units) per day, are conducive for cancer prevention, cardiovascular function,Nature Bright Sun Touch Plus Light Ion Therapy Lamp and auto-immune disease prevention (including MS, lupus, and diabetes type 1) just to name a few.

Other forms of vitamin D to enjoy, would be the use of light therapy, as well as foods such as portabella mushrooms, eggs, cheese, raw milk, and fatty fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel).

The vegan dieter will need to look to fortified foods such as orange juice, as well as supplements for their additional daily support of vitamin D.

No matter what, high doses of vitamin D may relieve some of the negativity in your life!

 

Omega 3’s

First, there are three fatty acids to look at in this group:

     1. DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)  is the mature form deriving from certain fish.

     2. EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) is another one that comes from particular fish also.

     3. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) is the ones that come from plants.

The eyes and brain contain high levels of DHA found in particular fish. These omega 3’s reduce inflammation which fuels many diseases today like depression and anxiety, heart disease and cancer, and many more. Low levels in the brain have been linked to dementia as well as a lower intellectual performance.

 

Foods with Omega 3’s:

Anchovies, Bluefish, Herring, Mackerel, Salmon, Sardines, Sturgeon, Lake Trout, Halibut, and Tuna
(Eating parsley or cilantro along with taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement will reduce the mercury toxicity)

Grass Fed Meat, and Dairy

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Walnuts, Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil, Olive Oil, Hemp, Chia Seeds, Avocadoes, and Leafy Green Vegetables

Omega 3’s can help!

Triglycerides (Blood Fat), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Depression, Anxiety, Asthma, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Heart Disease, Cancer and more.

 

Well worth the read is a wonderful paper written by Dr. Phil Domenico . He states that these fats in the brain, and throughout the eyes and body, are prone to oxidative damage, also known as rancidity. The uncontrolled oxidation, is thought to be the culprit behind most diseases today, such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, blindness, and many more, which brings into focus, our next element!

 

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances like vitamins C and E that inhibits oxidation, protecting the omega 3’s from damage. Because it is tough to regenerate, neural tissue must be protected! This requires an array of antioxidants to do the job.

 

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Vitamins C and E, Carotenoids, Turmeric/Curcumin, Hot Peppers (Capsaicin), Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Extracts, Fruits, Vegetables, CoQ10, and lots more! Believe it or not, even coffee is loaded with antioxidants – as long as it is roasted properly!

The bottom line is that people with higher levels of antioxidants tend to have a much better outlook on life – more positive, more happy.

 

Serotonin

Serotonin is a mood elevator.

Raising this element in the brain, helps create happy people!

It is also the chemical responsible for influencing things like, appetite, sleep, memory, learning, social behavior, and more.

Serotonin is made from what is called tryptophan. You can increase levels of Amazon.com Grass Fed Non GMO Undenatured Protein Whey Powder Dietary Supplement serotonin by consuming protein foods such as whey powder (un-denatured).

 

Other ways to increase serotonin:

1. Exposing yourself to bright lights

2. Vitamins B6 and B12

3. Consuming Almonds, Tree nuts, Bananas, Broccoli, Brown Rice, Halibut, Mackerel, Lentils,Oats, Citrus fruits, Spinach, Walnuts

The last, but not least, element to discuss, will be theanine.

 

Theanine

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Theanine is an amino acid that is known to be found in rich amounts, exclusively in green tea.

It helps in transmitting nerve impulses to the brain, and has been used for treating anxiety and high blood pressure, and for preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

Green tea is also used to boost focus, concentration, and promote relaxation and sleep.

 

Clearly, many foods, as well as supplements, can boost one’s happiness. Nutrition is indeed the foundation to our wellness, which does impact our happiness! Especially certain foods, like those listed above.

Sometimes it’s hard to make the changes needed, but if you start by cutting back on refined sugars, overcooked foods, as well as processed foods and start consuming more fresh produce, nuts and seeds, it would definitely be a step in the right direction! A vegetarian diet can include eggs and grass fed dairy products.

Last, when choosing supplements to go along with your more healthy eating habits, always choose a high quality DHA, high dose vitamin D, vitamins B6 and B12, and a high quality multivitamin.

I hope this article has been of some great help to you in realizing that healthy truly is a happy life!

Remember – you are what you eat! :o)

– Paula


10 thoughts on “Health News”

  • Hi, Paula! Great information! I absolutely agree with you. To live a healthy life we need to think what we eat! Who doesn’t want to be happy?
    I always try to eat healthily.
    Thank you for this information! People need to know this.
    Linda.

    • Thank you Linda! I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts on being healthy and happy. A big part of our happiness is about the choices we make in our eating habits. You’re right – “Who doesn’t want to be happy?”. I am so glad you take the time to eat healthily. It makes a difference. Again, thank you for your comment and I hope to see you again soon here at the garden. :o) – Paula

  • Hi Paula,
    I absolutely love this article. I have been on a healthy foods life-style for the past five years now, and the results have been amazing. I didn’t always make healthy food choices, but once I did, the changes were phenomenal. I’ve lost well over 100 pounds, and I feel healthier. I am able to do things I never thought i would be able to do, like reach down and touch my toes! This may seem like a small thing, but to me, it’s huge. I’ve tried many of the fad diets and failed; however, once I realized I needed a life-style change, that made all the difference. i loved your tip about using fresh parsley or cilantro to counteract the mercury toxicity. I’m not much of a fish eater, but when I do, I always buy wild caught. Even my tuna is wild caught. I use dill when I cook my fish, but after reading your article, I’m going to add so me fresh parsley as well. I also enjoyed reading your food choices to gain the essential vitamins and nutrients we need. I once read that if we eat well balanced, nutrient dense foods, we will get all the vitamins we need. Thanks for sharing. i love your site!
    Kathy

    • Hi Kathy! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such an amazing comment! Wow, how wonderful it is that you’ve been able to stick with the healthy food lifestyle movement all that time!!! How inspiring! I’m a true believer in the fact that our health depends on the food choices we make. Lots of great articles coming! Do come back to the garden for more of those useful tips. It’ll be amazing to share. Thanks again Kathy; I look forward to our next discussion :o). – Paula

  • Paula, i so appreciate this article. I know that a lot of people know about these things, but I have been thinking about my health lately. I need to take action on these things and make a habit of healthy living. Thank you so much for putting this together. I am bookmarking your site for future reference.

    • Thank you Alan for coming by the garden and sharing your story! It’s nice when we can all work together on informing one another of things that will make our lives a little better. So glad you are deciding to take charge of your health and putting ideas into action. So uplifting. You will have to come back and let us know how you’re doing as you move through your health improvement journey! Thanks again for Alan, for coming by and I hope to see you again here at the garden soon. Thanks for bookmarking my site for future references. :o) – Paula

    • Thank you Daniel! Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving your comment. It truly is much appreciated. Happy to know you enjoyed the article!! Hope to see you here at the garden again in the future :o). – Paula

  • Hi Paula,
    Thank you for sharing such incredibly great information! It is so true about food being medicine. We have an interesting mentality nowadays that food is solely something for us to enjoy and we don’t give a second thought about exactly what it is doing to our bodies. Food is nutrition that can have massive impacts on our overall health, so we need to be more aware of that. It’s not just a luxury to have food, but a necessity to have nutritional food.

    I did have a question about serotonin? Isn’t a hormone? I know that messing with your bodies production of hormones can be dangerous without doctors supervision. Is this something that should be spoken to a physician about before trying to change the levels that your body produces?

    Thank you again! Splendidly great post.

    • Hi Betsey! Thank you so much for your comment and questions! I was talking to my mother about how today (current place and time) we abuse food actually. Food was not meant to be a pleasure item, but a way of survival. To keep our bodies healthy and strong. Serotonin is a (mono) neurotransmitter that is found in our central nervous system, as well as out gastrointestinal tract and blood platelets. If you’re on a serotonin uptake inhibitor, by no mean, consult with your trusted physician before making major changes of ANY KIND. I am not a physician, but I do think at times we over use doctors for things we could be maintaining through our food habits. The purpose of this article is to help see the different foods that can help keep these things in check. :o) I do hope this answered your questions Betsey. I am so glad you came by and shared! I hope to see you here at the garden again soon!! – Paula

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