Can “Trust” Help Me Heal?

trust“The more you believe you are going to benefit from something, and you trust in it, the more likely it is that you will experience a benefit.” Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Years of research and practical application have proven why this “trust factor” may activate the body’s self-healing capacities or interact in some way with drugs or other interventions. Some scientists say a person’s trust in a therapy causes the body to produce endorphins, which act as natural painkillers. These ease pain and reduce discomfort. In other words, believing in the healing can literally make it happen.

If you believe that a treatment will work, whether it’s an adjustment, an organic food or a pill, your positive expectations make that treatment more effective. Belief opens up the process.

There are three levels to trust: trust in your treatment, trust in your healer, and trust in your body’s ability to self-heal. Each is extremely powerful in outcome.

This premise was tested in one study of 30 people who underwent relaxation training to help lower their blood pressure. Half of the group was told their pressure would begin to go down immediately following the first session, and the other half was told that their blood pressure response would be delayed until at least after the third session. The patients who expected an immediate response showed a seven times greater reduction in blood pressure when compared with those led to expect a delayed response.

Tips on building your trust in Healing:

  • Analyze and confirm your relationships with your health-care practitioners.
  • Become an active participant in your care physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Explore your potential health-care provider, but also choose the best that both traditional and alternative medicines have to offer.
  • Believe that there are healing powers within you that can be tapped. After all, the only thing that heals the body is the body.
  •  Create quite time.
  • Do affirmations everyday to reinforce your trust in all three areas. “I am trusting my treatment”, “I am trusting in my care givers” and  “I am trusting in my body’s ability to heal”.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

Mainstream Medicine vs. Complementary Medicine

medicine “We become paralyzed by the circumstances we’re thrown into rather than looking at a situation as an opportunity to grow and become a better person—a more powerful human being.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

My background had been in conventional medicine; I was a pre- med student on my way to becoming a neurosurgeon. But after a car accident, I became fascinated by chiropractic, which taught me that the body is designed to heal itself, and that without proper health, we are limited in every area of our lives. More than my profession, it was a personal experience that made me an advocate of self-healing.

My opinion of Western, or mainstream, medicine is that it is effective for treating severe emergency conditions when the body’s natural ability to heal itself has been damaged. But, it over focuses on treating symptoms rather than the cause of the problem. Symptoms are the body’s way of telling us it needs help; they shouldn’t be masked or suppressed. They should lead us to the cause so it can be alleviated.

Western medicine also tends to zero in on a distinct object of disease—be it a gallbladder, a germ, or even a gene—instead of restoring harmony in the whole person. Medical treatments, especially for the degenerative diseases of age, generally help people get along by fixing their hearts, replacing joints, or medicating pain, but don’t do much to help heal any underlying damage.

Other systems of healing, ancient or modern, do it differently. They view sickness in a holistic way and the body as an entire entity— in balance or imbalance—with every part of your life affecting every other part. For example, if you’re depressed, the depression will interfere with your physical being; and a problem with your physical being, such as poor nutrition, can create depression. Even a problem in your environment, such as living around toxic chemicals, can harm your body and mind. All of these factors must be taken into consideration for self-healing to occur.

I’m sure you’ve heard other healing approaches referred to as “alternative” or “complementary” medicine. In many parts of the world, conventional medicine is considered a minority approach and might be considered alternative or complementary by Oriental, African, Ayurvedic, Native American, and other healers!

When I have something amiss in my own health, I turn to multiple experts, including nutritionists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and of course, medical doctors. I am among the more than one in three Americans who uses some form of non- Western medicine, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and that number is rising. Keep an open mind.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

Can I Really “Self-Heal”

heal“Your body has a built-in capacity to heal itself—a remarkable system of self-repair that goes on day in and day out—and improving its ability to heal iswithin your control.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Most of us are no strangers to health problems, illness, or pain, but most of us wish we were. And most of us would love a new lease on life with the ability to live disease-free, have more energy, and enjoy greater well-being.

Is that possible, though? Is it too late to even try?
 Yes, it is possible . . . and it’s not too late.
 But don’t bother looking for answers in the rapidly changing and unfriendly “sick care” environment. They’re not there. Most people, however, don’t fully grasp that the body has this incredible ability to heal itself, largely because traditional medicine has done little to maximize this potential, instead emphasizing that health comes from the outside in and not from the inside out. Did you know, for example, that many illnesses may eventually heal on their own? It’s true!

There is a well-worn cliché that says: “If you don’t have your health, you have nothing.” Well, that’s true—for everyone. If you’re not taking care of yourself, this may impact the way in which you perform in your career. If you’re not feeling well, maybe you don’t feel like doing anything with your spouse or partner. Self-healing occurs when the physical, emotional, and spiritual are aligned.

Physical Self-Healing. Unleashing your body’s self-healing abilities starts with good nutrition and supplementation, physical activity, and positive lifestyle changes. I’ll empower you to make the necessary changes to support your body’s inherent healing abilities.

Emotional Self-Healing. Negative thoughts and feelings can cause pain and illnesses that clear rapidly when you change those thoughts. The benefits enjoyed from emotional self-healing may include the following: relief from stress, deep relaxation, healing energy flow, increased and focused energy level, prevention of injury, relief from sore and aching muscles and joints, and enhanced confidence and well-being.

Spiritual Self-Healing. The majority us have a fixed idea that health is mostly physical and, to an extent, emotional, but good health encompasses more than that. It is also intensely spiritual, and I believe we are all spiritual beings.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

Your Body is “The Greatest MIRACLE”

healing“Each and every one of us has been designed to be healthy. You have the power to be and stay healthy because healing comes from within.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Our bodies were designed with the ability to make repairs and to even defend against illness or injury. We are, in truth, self-healing creatures. You’ve seen the proof many times yourself. If you nick yourself while shaving or scrape your knee, you can see the healing start almost immediately. Inside your body, specialized blood cells, called platelets, seal up the wound through clotting to stem the flow of blood. White blood cells are dispatched to the area to fight bacteria that might enter the body through the broken skin. And red blood cells arrive on the scene to nourish the healing tissue with oxygen. Over the next few days, the tiny wound scars over and finally disappears—thanks to the body’s own natural team of “cellular paramedics.”

And if you’ve ever broken a bone, you’ve experienced self-healing in action, too. After being in a cast for a few weeks, what happens to that bone? It heals itself with new, natural bone in quite an amazing process of repair. That’s why when your doctor removes your cast and says, “You’re as good as new!” he or she isn’t kidding!

Likewise, a sprained ankle, pulled muscle, or a painful back will usually heal with rest. And while over-the-counter medicines will relieve the symptoms of a cold, it is your own healthy immune system that brings you back to health.

And just as miraculously, your body fights against cancer. Several times a day, a normal cell in the body might mutate into a cancerous one, but your body recognizes this and its natural defense mechanisms actually knock out that cancer cell. There is healing going on every single moment of our lives.

I love to tell the story about the medical student who was taking a course on diseases. One morning after class, he said to his professor, “With all these diseases, I don’t understand how anyone can survive.” The teacher replied, “When you study how the body works, you’ll wonder how anyone can get sick.”

Remember:

1)      Your body has systems in place to keep you healthy.

2)      All Healing happens from the Inside Out.

3)      Learn more about your body so you can appreciate it.

4)      Be kind to your body and know is the only one you will EVER have.

5)      Thank your body for all that it does to heal you.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

4 Habits That Lead to a Healthy Lifestyle

habits“Your habits dictate your life.” Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Fortunately, many people are asking: Is there a better way to stay healthy? Is there a better way to get healthy? Isn’t there something better out there? The answers are yes, yes, and yes. As you read ahead, you’ll come to realize that your health comes from within; it does not come from the outside. Once this concept sinks in, you’ll want to make self-healing an operating principle in your life.

There are so many simple lifestyle options to help your body self-heal. Here are a few examples:

1)  Exercise is self-healing. Imagine sitting indoors on a nice day watching television. But you also feel tired, maybe even depressed. So you get up, turn off the TV, and go for a walk. It might be hard at first, but the longer you walk, the better and more energized you start to feel. Mood-lifting chemicals in your brain start to circulate. Your heart strengthens. Your metabolism revs up. And these effects continue for at least 48 hours afterward. You have actually begun to self-heal!

2)  Sleep is self-healing. A good night’s sleep helps your body regenerate. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll feel refreshed.

3)  A healthy body weight is self-healing. If you’re overweight, changing your diet habits and losing excess pounds will immediately improve your health. You may reduce (or no longer need) your blood-pressure or diabetes medication. Your joints may heal, and your heart function will improve—all by simply changing your nutrition and physical activity!

4)  Hugs are self-healing. Anyone who knows me knows that I believe in hugs. Have you ever had anyone say to you, “Hey, do you need a hug?” Then they hug you, and you just feel better. There’s power in a hug. Science has verified that the simple act of reaching out and hugging another person slows heart rate, reduces blood pressure, and even accelerates recovery from an illness. All that in a simple hug!

By these few examples, I believe you can see that we all have the power to make self-healing easier or harder by our actions. And what about miracles? Yes, they can and do occur. But in general, when an illness is healed, the body is the healer, and that is the real miracle.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

Are You Half-Full or Half Empty?

optimism“Having an attitude of optimism can really heal you.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Try this simple experiment with me: Get a small drinking glass and fill it with water. Next, drink or pour out about half the water. Sit down and look at the glass.

Think for a moment about the old saying: the pessimist sees the glass as half empty, and the optimist sees it as half full. Then think about yourself, imagining that you are like that glass, and the water represents your level of health. Are you half full of health? Or half empty?

I’m a half-full person – an optimist, if the term is properly defined. True optimism is not synonymous with Pollyannaism. Nor is it blind foolishness, like the partygoer who insists that he’s “sober enough” to drive home. If you’re a true optimist, you believe that you can control your destiny, turn a negative into a positive, and find meaning in a bad situation. Optimists rarely give up, and because they hang in there, they usually succeed.

By contrast, pessimists feel out of control. There are many common phrases that capture the essence of pessimism: “seeing the glass half empty” or “the sky is falling.” Both phrases express the belief that problems will persist, and no amount of problem-solving will help.

I’m sure you know where I’m going with this: Optimistic thinking makes you healthier. If you’re an optimist, you feel you can take charge of and influence your health for the better. Suppose a doctor told you that you need to lose weight and start working out. The optimist in you would say: “The doctor’s right. I’ve been eating too much junk food. I need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and cut back on calories. I’m going to start going to the gym at least three times a week.”

The same words from a doctor might lead your pessimistic best friend to say, “Oh, forget it. It’s too hard – I can’t stick to it!” Pessimists feel helpless, so they never get motivated to make healthy choices. The messages they tell themselves become negative self-fulfilling prophecies.

Even science tells us that optimism is self-healing. A number of years ago, psychologists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh followed a large group of heart-bypass patients and rated them on an optimism scale. They found that the most optimistic patients were less likely to suffer a heart attack in the course of the surgery (which can happen), suffered fewer complications, and recovered faster.

Then consider the famous nun study: Researchers read the autobiographical essays of 180 nuns living in the U.S. that were written in the 1930s when the women were young (average age was 22). They found that the nuns who wrote optimistically of their lives went on to live longer – an average of ten years longer than other nuns.

And the results of a Dutch study on the health effects of optimism and pessimism on the elderly were published several years ago in the Archives of General Psychiatry:optimists had a 55 percent lower risk of death by all causes. A Mayo Clinic study, conducted over a 40-year period, also concluded that optimists live longer than pessimists. And in a 2008 Duke University study, cardiac patients who were pessimistic about their outcome were twice as likely to die early as those who were optimistic.

Pessimism, to speak frankly, just isn’t healthy. An attitude rooted in sickness can lead to sickness. You can either think of yourself as healthy or sick. The choice is up to you!

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

 

Can Supplements Help Me Heal?

supplements

“Supplements are the companion to foods that ensure we have what we need to heal.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

One of my basic strategies for self-healing includes the use of nutritional supplements. I believe we cannot be healthy without them. And I believe that we cannot get all our nutritional needs met by simply eating a good diet. There are too many variables in our diets today, regardless of how many healthy foods we consume. Fields where food is grown have been depleted of nutrients, for example, and we don’t know whether our fruits and vegetables were picked ripe, too ripe, or not ripe enough. All of these factors affect the nutrient quality of food.

Every morning, I fix myself a shake, and I sneak a lot of great nutrients into it, including essential fatty acids, a high-quality protein blend, fiber, berries, and a greens mixture. I also take my morning supplements with my shake. I strongly believe that this regimen helps maintain my health at peak levels.

Could you possibly not need supplements and eat a diet that might be raw or fully organic, or from your own garden, and be healthy? Perhaps, but I haven’t met that fortunate person yet!

Google the word vitamins and you’ll get millions of hits, most with the wildest claims you’ve ever heard. Supplements are hyped to increase energy, reverse cancer, prolong life, stimulate sex drive, and more. There are so many hucksters hawking stuff that you don’t know what to believe or what to take. It’s confusing, to say the least. In this chapter, I’ll help you navigate these rough waters of information and show you what to take, based on credible scientific research and your personal health concerns.

If you took only a few supplements, they should be a group of key products, including a multivitamin/mineral that I call core-level healing. These form the basic, foundational supplements you need as nutritional health insurance. The recently published work on multivitamins and multiminerals is encouraging. For example, a study reported in the Journal of Nutrition showed that individuals taking a daily multivitamin supplement experienced fewer heart attacks than those who did not. The study found that men taking supplements had 22 percent fewer heart at- tacks, and women taking supplements had 33 percent fewer heart attacks than those people who didn’t take supplements. Why such positive findings? We know for a fact that several vitamins and minerals help protect against clogging of the arteries and heart disease.

Here are the top supplements that can help you heal:

Anti-Stress

1)     L theanine: 200–500 milligrams when under stress.

2)     B-complex: Daily. Each pill should supply 100 micrograms of vitamin B12 and biotin, 400 micrograms of folic acid, and 100 milligrams of all the other B vitamins. Take it along with food to enhance absorption.

3)     Magnesium: 300–600 milligrams of magnesium daily to counter the effects of stress. 


 

Digestive Repair

1)     Probiotic supplements: Follow label directions. One serving should be at least 1 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units).

2)     Digestive enzymes: Follow label directions.

Joint Support

1)     Hyaluronic acid (HA): 40–80 milligrams daily for joint problems.

2)     Glucosamine/chondroitin: 1,500 milligrams daily for joint problems.

3)     MSM: 1,000–3,000 milligrams daily, with meals, for osteoarthritis.

Prevent Heart Disease

1)     CoQ10: 50 to 200 milligrams daily.

2)     Red yeast rice extract: 1,200 milligrams daily taken with 
food.

Brain Support

1)     Choline: 425 milligrams per day for women and 550 milligrams per day for men.

2)     GPC: 1,200 milligrams daily.

3)     Vinpocetine: Up to 10 milligrams a day in two doses 
paired with food.

4)     ALC: 500–1,500 milligrams two or three times a day, preferably on an empty stomach.

5)     Ginkgo biloba: 120–240 milligrams daily.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

5 Foods that Self-Heal (part 3)

flaxseeds

“What you put inside your body is what will determine weather you can heal or not.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Something amazing happens when you begin to eat healing foods and give your body a break from junk foods, bad fats, refined flour, and sugar. Your body may shed up to ten pounds of excess water weight, and your energy soars. You get your digestion working properly again, stop feeling so bloated and congested, and maximize your self-healing potential.

The scientific research is loaded with proof of how proper nutrition can heal. There are thousands of studies, for example, showing that a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables protects against heart disease and cancer. Maybe we really don’t need to throw so many pills and drugs at a disease, just more fruits and vegetables!

All whole foods are self-healing, but I’ve zeroed in on 5 foods that have special powers. I’ve compiled this list after consulting nutrition experts and reading hundreds of studies. I call these foods the strengtheners. All of them fight disease, promote a strong immune system, and provide nutrients you need to feel great. Try to include as many as possible in your diet. Simply put, when you eat well, you feel well.

Add these to your daily diet:

1) Flaxseeds– These tiny seeds are one of the few plant sources of the healing fats—omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are wonder workers: they help decrease rates of heart disease, stroke, and depression. Flaxseeds also contain lignans. These are phytoestrogens, plant estrogens that mimic the positive effects of estrogen in your body. A clinical trial found that postmenopausal women who ate about five to six table- spoons of ground flaxseeds each day for three months reduced their total cholesterol by about 6 percent. The findings were published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Easy ways to eat flaxseeds are to sprinkle a few tablespoons on your cereal in the morning or include them in a smoothie. You can also use them in baked goods.

2) Garlic- Many people try to avoid garlic (or a lot of it) because it does stink up the breath, but locked in those small cloves is tremendous healing power. Garlic has been found in lots of studies to: Help fight cancer, lower LDL cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and fight infection (including harmful bacteria and fungal organisms).  Use garlic to spice up fish, chicken, and lean beef dishes; or over vegetables, such as broccoli, green beans, and baked potatoes.

3) Kale– Kale is a newer self-healer on the block. This leafy green has the second-highest antioxidant concentration of any vegetable. Kale is packed with lutein, an antioxidant that protects your eyes and fights heart disease, is loaded with cancer-fighting sulfur compounds such as sulforaphane. 
Kale has a slightly bitter flavor, so you may want to season it with garlic or use it in soups or stews with other veggies to compensate. You can also buy kale chips at health-food stores. They’re a delicious replacement for fattening potato chips.

4) Legumes– When I say legumes, I’m talking about beans, peas, and lentils- foods high in fiber-rich carbohydrates and protein. Legumes help normalize cholesterol, contribute to a healthy digestive system.  They also contain various self-healing nutrients, including the B vitamins, folic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin 
One of my favorite legumes is yellow split peas, a veggie common in my native Colombian cuisine. This legume is loaded with genistein, a phytochemical that may protect against heart disease by preventing the clogging of arteries. Like their other legume cousins, yellow split peas are full of fiber. 
Beans and legumes are so versatile. Enjoy them in salads, soups, as part of dips—or as a side dish or main dish if you’re a vegetarian.

5) Nuts– It’s easy to overindulge on nuts because they’re so tasty, but you only need a small portion to get their big nutritional dividends. All nuts are significant sources of healing nutrients, although almonds and walnuts are my favorites. Two ounces of almonds (about 48 nuts), for example, provide more than 50 percent of your daily requirement for magnesium, a heart-healthy mineral. Almonds are great sources of vitamin E, fiber, and monounsaturated fat—all heart protective, too. A small study published in Circulation found that after eating about two-and-a-half ounces a day for two months, participants significantly lowered their total cholesterol and lowered several other risk factors for heart disease as well. Walnuts provide two essential fatty acids that are good for your heart: linoleic and linolenic fatty acid. Linoleic acid may slash the risk of having a stroke, and linolenic acid helps prevent heart disease, as stated in a study published in 2001 by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In addition to these attributes, walnuts are high in fiber and antioxidants.

Sprinkle chopped almonds or walnuts on your cereal or salads, blend them in smoothies, or simply enjoy them as between-meal snacks.

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

5 Foods that Self-Heal (part 2)

broccoli

Read below Dr. Fabrizio Mancini’s 5 foods that self heal part 2! He has outlined all the foods you need that will allow you to move into self-healing!

 “Food is the fuel that keeps your engine running smoothly”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Something amazing happens when you begin to eat healing foods and give your body a break from junk foods, bad fats, refined flour, and sugar. Your body may shed up to ten pounds of excess water weight, and your energy soars. You get your digestion working properly again, stop feeling so bloated and congested, and maximize your self-healing potential.

The scientific research is loaded with proof of how proper nutrition can heal. There are thousands of studies, for example, showing that a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables protects against heart disease and cancer. Maybe we really don’t need to throw so many pills and drugs at a disease, just more fruits and vegetables!

All whole foods are self-healing, but I’ve zeroed in on 5 foods that have special powers. I’ve compiled this list after consulting nutrition experts and reading hundreds of studies. I call these foods the strengtheners. All of them fight disease, promote a strong immune system, and provide nutrients you need to feel great. Try to include as many as possible in your diet. Simply put, when you eat well, you feel well.

Add these to your daily diet:

1)     Broccoli– They help fight cancer and are loaded with vitamin C to boost the immune system. They also help normalize blood pressure and are rich in fiber for a healthy digestive system.

2)     Cherries- They help kill cancer cells which shrink pancreatic, breast, and liver  They are also high in melatonin, a hormone that helps normalize sleep cycles. Melatonin also acts like an antioxidant that protects cell membranes from damage.

3)     Chicory- Toss some chicory in your salads. This cousin of endive and escarole has more vitamin A than any other salad green. Just a quarter cup of raw chicory greens provides all you need daily. Vitamin A is another potent self-healer, vital for a healthy immune system and protecting your vision. Most of the vitamin A in chicory comes from beta- carotene. This is a cancer-fighting carotenoid that your body converts to vitamin A.

4)     Coconut Oil- For years, we’ve been cautioned to avoid tropical oils because they’re high in artery-clogging saturated fats. But often yesterday’s nutritional bad guy is today’s nutritional hero, and that’s the case with coconut oil. It has immune-stimulating properties, thanks to lauric acid, a fatty acid in the oil. Lauric acid fights viruses and bacteria in the body. Like most oils, coconut oil is high in calories, so don’t overdo it. A teaspoon or two a day is all you need.

5)     Cranberries- This Thanksgiving dinner staple doubles as a natural remedy for many ailments. One of the most common is urinary infections. Cranberries work by keeping harmful bacteria from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract. The active ingredient in cranberries is a group of phytochemicals called proanthocyanins. If you suffer from recurrent bladder infections, try drinking about eight ounces of cranberry juice that contains at least 27 percent juice. This recommendation is based on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The self-healing power of these little gems doesn’t end there. Cranberries contain more “phenols” than red grapes and 18 other fruits, according to a study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry in 2001. Phenols are plant chemicals that help prevent the formation of LDL cholesterol in the arteries.

 

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University. WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

For more tips from the International bestseller, The Power of Self-Healing (Hay House) go to: http://goo.gl/K06pG

8 Tips to Reduce the Sugar in our Diet

sugar

Read below Dr. Fabrizio Mancini’s 8 Tips to Reduce the Sugar in our Diets! He has outlined all the ways to do so!

“Let the sweetness in your life come from fruits rather than sugar.”   Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Ever wondered why you get cold sores or canker sores after eating candy or sweets? The reason is this: sugar is an “immunosuppressant.” It interferes with the activity of immune-boosting lymphocytes. Your natural defenses go down and you get infections.

Imagine 150 bags of sugar piled up in your garage. That’s how much sugar the average person consumes in a year! This means many of us are suppressing our immune systems by eating too much sugar. I believe that if we stopped eating such large amounts, we’d see a major decrease in colds, flu, and other infections.

You may have heard that sugar feeds cancer cells. There is evidence for this, but here is actually what happens: A diet high in sugar and refined foods makes blood sugar, or glucose, spike really high. This spike increases insulin production in the body (insulin helps your cells store and use glucose). A blood chemistry marked by chronically elevated glucose and elevated insulin sets the stage for cancer and its spread. Cancer cells are studded with insulin receptors. Receptors operate like door locks. Once insulin gets to the receptor, it acts like a key and unlocks the receptors on the cell wall. The cell opens up and lets insulin in the cancer cell, where it stimulates the division of the cell.

Can you circumvent this process? Yes—in the following ways: avoiding refined sugars and flours, exercising regularly, cutting back on alcohol, reducing stress, and taking certain nutritional supplements. Sugar in all its various forms, including corn syrup, contributes to obesity and therefore to a whole range of related problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. We don’t really need sugar to live.

Tips for reducing the Sugar in your diet:

1)     If you use sugar in hot drinks, gradually cut back on the amount until you can cut it out completely.

2)     Stop drinking beverages that contain sugar, including soft drinks, certain juice drinks, and punches. A 20- ounce bottle of soda can contain 161⁄2 teaspoons of sugar! Get in the habit of drinking more water. Jazz it up with lemon or a cucumber slice.

3)     Instead of spreading sugary jam or jelly on your toast, make the switch to a no-sugar-added or all-fruit jam, a sliced banana, or fat-free cream cheese.

4)     Be aware that many foods you’re eating may be filled with added sugar. Some examples are breakfast cereals, cereal bars, and baked beans.

5)     Become a sugar detective. Read labels, looking
for added sugar. If sugar is listed as one of the top ingredients, then the product contains a high amount. Sugar also goes by other names: corn syrup, high- fructose corn syrup, invert sugar, fructose, dextrose, maltose, glucose, or any word with “ose” in it.

6)     Definitely avoid products that contain high-fructose corn syrup. It is a particularly nasty sweetener that has been implicated in heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

7)     When you crave something sweet, reach for fruit such as a banana, watermelon, a peach, or strawberries.

8)     You can usually cut back on sugar in recipes by one- third to one-half. Try substituting applesauce or fruit puree for some of the sugar.

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

Health and Wellness Expert, World renown Chiropractor, Bestselling author, International Speaker and President Emeritus of Parker University.

WEB: http://drfabmancini.com

 

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Read below Dr. Fabrizio Mancini’s 5 foods that self heal! He has outlined all the foods you need that will allow you to move into self-healing!