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Life gets stressful but finding the ability to laugh does make a difference. A funny situation happened with my husband the other day and I forgot how good it felt to laugh THAT hard.

Studies suggest that laughter works like stress in reverse. The inner lining of the arteries plays an important role in the fight against cardiovascular disease. It regulates blood flow by controlling when the blood vessels expand and contract. The endothelium (inner lining) also secretes chemicals such as nitric oxide, that inhibit inflammation and blood clotting.

Mental stress is known to be harmful to the endothelium. Blood vessels tighten in stressful situations and chemical changes may leave you open to arterial damage.

So add some laughter to your life. Researchers suggest 15 min. a day to watch a funny movie, video, or amusing book. While commuting to work perhaps put a Cd of your favorite comedian in the player and see what happens with your day. 🙂

Foods rich in folic acid and other B vitamins such as bananas, pineapples, and apricots help reduce the risk for osteoporosis related fractures.

B-Vitamin Shake it up:

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1/4 cup soy milk

1 cup pineapple (remove rind)

1/4 cup apricots (remove pitts)

1 ripe banana

1 TBLS wheat germ

2 TSP flaxseed

1 TSP cod liver oil

Blend all ingredients…serves 4

Yogurt is also one of my favorite foods high in B12, riboflavin, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Yogurt is easy to digest thanks to live cultures, even if you are lactose intolerant. As a bonus a daily dose may completely eliminate gas problems. Yogurt is not only a good source of calcium but helps improve calcium absorption. People at risk for osteoporosis should consider including a portion in their daily diet.

Uglow Medical is always looking for easier ways to have your foods and vitamins work with you to provide the best “absorbtion” possible.

Glaucoma is a loss of vision that usually occurs suddenly. Early detection and treatment can slow or halt the progression. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies in the US. Vitamin B2 is also the vitamin that’s most beneficial for eye problems. Uglow Medical offers muti-vitamin liquid gel vitamins with B2, B1,B6,& B12 just to name some of the “good stuff”. Being a liquid it is more readily absorbed and the gel vitamin contents can be taken once or twice a day depending on stomach sensitivity. This vitamin is ideal for sensitive stomachs, people on other prescription medications, etc…Unsure of your needs call us at 561-742-5959 (South Palm Ortho Spine)

I read in David Louis’s book 2201 fascinating facts that pirates believed that piercing their ears and wearing earrings improved eyesight. This idea has been scoffed at for centuries but has been reevaluated in light of recent accupuncture, where the same point in which your ear is pierced that is the same point that controls the eyes….hummm

Of course carrots two to three a day raw or cooked as well as juice is always a good choice but did you know if you carefully wash a bunch of carrot tops place in hot distilled water. Let stand. When cool use the carrot  juice as an eye wash ( always remove contacts before any eye wash, and use a sterilized eye cup) then drink remaining liquid good for eyes, kidneys and bladder

60% of your immune system resides in your digestive track, which means eat right and you can trust your gut. Probiotics help maintain healthy bacteria. Probiotics such as yogurt ,aged cheeses ; cheddar or blue cheese. The longer the cheese has aged the more probiotics. Supplements are also a good alternative, ususally found in the refridgerator section of the health food store.* If you have immune deficiency talk to your doctor before taking probiotics.

Running and/or Yoga practiced daily you will begin to feel and see things differently or more clearly. Talking with a fellow yoga student recently he was expressing his concern about his 20 something son’s actions and I remembered a lesson I learned long ago. “choose not to try to change others” it only leads to anger and frustration 1. Identify ( find a source that is frustrating that involves another person) 2. Acknowledge (there maybe merit in the other person’s actions) 3. Alter (your view regarding the other person)
One example is a husband and wife. The husband may see his wife as nagging/controlling him to eat right and take his vitamins but once he can Identify, Acknowledge and Alter, he may not see it as nagging at all but an expression of love. Perhaps his wife just wants her husband to be healthy.
Changing one’s thinking is not easy but consider it a small gift of peace to you and the people around you.

True hunger verses just eating to eat. True hunger symptom which is my favorite is a slight salivation and then whatever you eat tastes amazing. Just eating to eat are symptoms such as the growling of the stomach, headache, grumpy, fatigue. That is your body trying to detox. Try eating high antioxidants such as fresh vegetables, nuts ( people who eat one serving of nuts daily have shown a 59% lower risk of heart disease)seeds and of course the double B’s (beans &
berries).Test yourself and skip a meal
to feel the difference of true hunger.With the holidays upon us being social creates the same dopamine surge that eating does so put your party shoes on and enjoy the season.

Tis the season… Don’t fret the average American gains 10-15 lbs during the holidays. Keep the body moving; housecleaning , walking the dog all count. Enjoy your holidays relax, appreciate the time with family set some food guidelines and boundaries remember the best choice of food are those with color the brighter the green or red the more antioxidants and vitamins .

Start your day off by using a moderately firm mattress (mattresses wear out in about 7 years) with a thin pillow top along with a firm pillow thats just thick enough to support your head. A contoured satin pillow also allows you to sleep on your back which prevents wrinkles around the face ,while the satin material keeps bacteria at bay.
“Stir-fried Vegetables w/Shrimp”
(Glucosamine, fish oil & vitamin C) Repair and strenghten cartilage,relieves inflammation,and brake down body fat.
5oz sugar peas
1 yellow bell pepper
1 shallot
1 tbs. canola oil
5 oz raw peeled shrimp
4 oz cherry tomatoes
1/4 bunch of fresh dill
1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
Trim and wash peas, blanch peas in boiling water w/ salt for 1 min., plunge into cold water. Drain. Remove the stems,seeds from yellow pepper cut into strips. Peel shallot finely chop.In skillet heat oil over medium heat add peas, yellow pepper,& shallot saute for 5 min. Season with salt & pepper. Add shrimp and saute 2 min. Add tomatoes,& cut Dill cook an additional 2min.Remove from heat and toss with lemon juice.
161 calories
33g. protein
5g. fat
43g.carbohydrates (carbohydrates with a low glycemic index incourages weightloss)
Comments and receipe by: Jacqueline Uriostegui Eidelson, Certified Medical Esthetician, Barkan Yoga Instructor