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Special Message from James and Jean Sapp. Greetings to you all - we hope you are having a good Christmas and holidays. Quite frankly I love the holidays and the holiday spirit.
We have something special for you - Article- Encouraging Thoughts and Perspective for a Better New Year!
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We hope you enjoy some of the new items we have added recently to our websites. We appreciate you more than we can ever express - Thank you -James and Jean Sapp
Fascinating (okay almost) Items in This Issue - What Does Selenium Really Do?
Nutrition Comics: They're Back.
Eat This for Breakfast - Lose Weight!
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Bananas and Nutrition.
Special Christmas Artwork Plus Much More.
Healthy Nutrition with Enzymes and Phytonutrients from over 30 different Plants Fruits and Vegetables.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. ARTICLE - "A SPECIAL MESSAGE JUST FOR YOU."
2. ARTICLE - HEALTH BYTES.
3. SPECIAL ARTICLE - Health Tips -Who Knew Eating Oranges Did THIS?
4. SPECIAL ARTICLE - WE ARE BRINGING THE NUTRITION COMICS BACK.
5. ARTICLE - WHAT ALL DOES SELENIUM REALLY DO- FOR YOU?
6. ARTICLE - MORE HEALTH BYTES.
7. ARTICLE - Easy Way to Lose 10 Pounds.
8. HEALTH INFORMATION WEBPAGES
These are the topics you will be reading in this edition of the newsletter!!!!
The Brain - Mr. Q and A!
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Encouraging Thoughts and Perspective for a Better New Year!
We want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and the Best of New Years.
We also want to thank each of you reading this right now how much we appreciated having the opportunity to serve you in 2003. And God willing we'll do our best to serve you in 2004.
I'm sure each of us has had our own ups and downs, trying and exhilarating moments and more in 2003. As the year is coming to a close and I reflect back on 2003 several things come to mind.
First -how often we get our priorities out of whack, because we aren't properly focused.
Second -how much more we need to encourage each other. How much more could each of us accomplish with a little more encouragement from those around us. It has always been said that behind every great man is a great woman of encouragement. And not to be sexist but we as men, do we encourage our wives to be great. And as parents do we encourage our children to be the best they can be? Shouldn't we all strive to be more encouraging to our family, friends and loved ones? Many people achieve great things with a coach who constantly reminds them how great they are and can be. All great performers have coaches. At the very least we should always be a great encourager of others.
Third - The importance of focus in our lives. Are our days and lives organized so we can focus on and get the important, difference makers done? Or do we wander through each day somewhat aimlessly, minus focus and direction? This is something I struggle with and encourage each of you to give this some thought. Take what is important to you and focus on it.
Lastly - Belief and Faith - do we say we believe, or we have faith in something, but our actions prove otherwise? Do we say we believe in God and his provisions, but when we come to trusting him to provide for us we worry about tomorrow?
You will have to decide what you will do with the time given you.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the World.
From: The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. -Henry Ford
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing - Helen Keller
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucious
No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Unknown
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can be great. - Mark Twain
Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all? - Dale Carnegie
Weird Way to Extend Your Lifespan
When you're mad, do this: scream, holler, rant, and rave. People who vent their anger live far longer than people who keep their feelings bottled up, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, reports HealthDayNews.
Here is the startling conclusion: People who didn't vent their anger were twice as likely to die as people who let it out.
The study: As part of the ongoing Religious Order Study with elderly priests, brothers, and nuns, neuropsychologist Robert S. Wilson examined the medical records of 851 participants from 1994-2002. The average age of each at the start of the study was 75. Priests and nuns are an excellent study group because they live in almost identical socioeconomic and social worlds, notes HealthDayNews.
The goal was to examine how life span is affected by the expression or suppression of anger. Just over 160 of the participants died during the study. Following their deaths, the researchers examined the results of tests the subjects had taken earlier that measured their level of negative feelings and their ability to express it.
Although much research has been done on how depression is related to a shorter life span and contributes to heart disease, little investigation has been done on how people cope with negative emotions, including anger. "From the time of the ancient Greeks, people have thought that personality and the way you express your emotions are related to health," Wilson told HealthDayNews. "There's a long history of studying that in medicine."
The results: The 10 percent of the priests, brothers, and nuns who were most likely to keep their anger and other negative emotions bottled up were twice as likely to die as the 10 percent on the other end of the scale. If the losers in this life-or-death contest were the "sit and stew" people, the winners were those who said, "I get angry, and I slam a door. I curse a lot." (Yes, even clergy curse.)
What is still unknown is how anger--and the management of it--affects our health, including immune system function and the risk for cardiovascular disease.
"It is much better to be able to talk things through, but the old 'Saturday Evening Post' cartoon of the husband yelling at the mother who yells at the kid who kicks the dog who bites the cat who claws the mouse remains a classical American coping strategy, no matter how non-politically correct it may be," acknowledged Wilson. You just don't want to be the mouse.
The research findings were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
HEALTH TIPS -An orange a day may keep cancer away.
"Hello, my name is Ginger Scott "Health Fighter", with some Health Tips for you."
A new study from the Australian governments key research group found that eating citrus fruits can reduce the risk of mouth, larynx, and stomach cancers by up to 50 percent, reports Reuters. And that's not all.
Eat one extra serving of citrus fruit a day--on top of the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables--and you could reduce the risk of a stroke by almost 20 percent, as well as lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and diabetes.
That's the word from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) which reviewed 48 international studies on the health benefits of citrus fruits and concluded they protect the body through their antioxidant properties, as well as by strengthening the immune system. They also inhibit tumor growth and normalize tumor cells.
While all yellow and orange fruits and vegetables are known for their high antioxidant level, CSIRO researcher Katrine Baghurst told Reuters that oranges have the highest level of antioxidants with more than 170 different phytochemicals, including more than 60 flavonoids shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and blood clot inhibiting properties.
What is an antioxidant? It's a classification for several types of organic substances, including vitamins C and E, and vitamin A (which is converted from beta-carotene), as well as the mineral selenium. It's thought that antioxidants work their magic by slowing or even preventing the development of arterial blockages and may deter the collection of plaque on arterial walls.
Best of all, eating an orange every day is a delicious way to keep cancer at bay.
(Whoa! Don't go so fast- sure this article may be boring!!! but it has some valuable information you can benefit from every day that you'll miss!)
Did you know that "selenium":
Neutralizes certain poisonous substances?
Is used in the treatment of various skin diseases?
May help deter cancer?
A word of caution: in high doses, selenium and selenium compounds are very toxic, causing hair loss, nail problems, accelerated tooth decay, and swelling of the fingers, among other symptoms. Selenium compounds are also carcinogenic and teratogenic. Livestock grown in areas containing high amounts of selenium in the soil and in which a plant called Astragalus ("loco weed") is present are poisoned. This is because Astragalus concentrates selenium. On the other hand, sheep grown in areas containing deficient amounts of selenium in the soil develop "white muscle disease."
In addition to its nutritional value, selenium also has many other uses. It comes in different forms: Gray selenium conducts electricity (it is a better conductor of electricity in light than in darkness, so the more intense the light, the greater the conductivity).
It is used in many photoelectric devices. In the form of red selenium or as sodium selenide the element is used to impart a scarlet red color to clear glass, glazes, and enamels. It is also used to a great extent as a decolorizer of glass because it neutralizes the greenish tint produced by iron (ferrous) compounds. Small amounts of selenium are added to vulcanized rubber to increase its resistance to abrasion.
Sodium selenate is an insecticide used to combat insects that attack cultivated plants, particularly chrysanthemums and carnations; the insecticide is scattered around the roots and is carried by the sap throughout the plant. Selenium sulfide is used in the treatment of dandruff, acne, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and other skin diseases.
Whole grains, asparagus, garlic, eggs, mushrooms, lean meat and seafood are good sources of selenium.
Diet and Eating Tips- Click Here!
Something to think about - OPC has been shown to be 50 times more powerful as an antioxidant than Vitamin E.
Information On Proanthenols OPC- Click Here!
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Bananas, Fruits and Nutrition.
There are over 300 varieties of bananas worldwide and is eaten around the world. Bananas have a history going back to around 500 BC. Alexander the Great mentions it in his conquests. In early Greek civilizations bananas were call the "food of the wise."
A full stalk of bananas can weigh as much as 150 pounds.
Bananas are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium phosphorus and iron. They are also a good source of Vitamins A and C as well as thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.
Bananas also contain all 8 essential amino acids.
Bananas are a good fuel for the brain because the potassium helps you concentrate and think clearer. Potassium is perhaps the best fuel for the brain.
Bananas are rich in fiber, which absorbs water giving you a full feeling - great for those trying to lose weight.
Rich in magnesium (helps protect circulatory system), potassium and slowly-absorbed sugars. Good source of pectin (a soluble fiber). Prevents radical swings in blood sugar.
Tips: To get green bananas to ripen faster place them in a paper bag. To store the bananas longer keep them cool but not cold.
Fruit contain natural sugars. These sugars stimulate the brain so we can think faster and recall information more quickly. Thus fruit along with raw carrots are excellent food sources to eat prior to engaging in any strenuous mental activity.
It isn't a gimmick. You don't have to buy anything. And you really can drop 10 pounds without a lot of work.
How? Take advantage of the fact that even the smallest changes matter. Eating one tablespoon less fat per day will lead to a 10-pound weight loss in a year, according to Katherine Tallmadge of the American Dietetic Association. "It's not about trying to make sweeping overhauls that are doomed to fail," she explained to The Associated Press.
The American Dietetic Association has other advice for would-be dieters:
Some fats are good for you, most notably the fatty acids found in fish.
When it comes to losing weight, the only thing that counts is calories. Just so you know, about 3,500 are in a pound.
And as AP so cleverly puts it, it's time to "stop stuffin' it and start huffin' it."
The Ideal Diet
The ideal diet, according to Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the nutrition department at Harvard School of Public Health, consists of lots of fruits and vegetables and healthy protein sources, including fish, poultry, nuts, and legumes. Red meat and high-fat dairy products should be avoided. Carbohydrates are fine, as long as they're high-fiber. Think wheat pasta and brown rice. Avoid refined grains, such as white rice and white potatoes. Also, take a multivitamin daily, do enjoy an alcoholic drink every day, and get regular physical activity.
The Ideal Meal
Slice of oily fish, such as salmon, cooked in garlic, shallots, onions, and tomatoes
Wine or beer
Fresh fruit for dessert with a steaming cup of tea
Why is this meal so good for you? Oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel, may cut the risk of prostate cancer in half. Garlic, shallots, onions, and tomatoes also lower the risk of certain kinds of cancer. Broccoli and broccoli sprouts contain a chemical that kills the bacteria responsible for most stomach cancers. Moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of heart attacks. Tea makes bones stronger and reduces the risk of dying after a heart attack.
Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Dietary Fiber and Colon Cleansing
Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes
Dealing With Anger & Stress
Exercise & Working Out
Information Just For Women
Diet and Eating Tips
Beauty Tips and Skin Information
The Skin & Antioxidants
General Health and Nutrition Information
Migraine (Migrane) Headaches - Role of Stress
Top 10 Foods for Health & Longevity
Index of Other Articles
Additional Health and Nutrition Information
Index of Past Newsletters
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Thank you and God bless you and your health,
Have an outstanding day.
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James and Jean Sapp
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