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PMS?! Leafy Greens Provide Relief

Leafy Greens Provide Relief

DeepGreen Alkalising SuperfoodIt’s a subject that we don’t like to talk about much, but for many women, it crops up regularly.

Monthly in fact.

But there is good news for women for whom this topic is more than just a matter-of-fact issue.

10 year study, released by the University of Massachusetts, examined the dietary habits of women, has has discovered that women who regularly consume green leafy vegetables are less likely to suffer from the symptoms of PMS than those who did not.

They speculate that it is the combination of iron and zinc found in green leafy vegetables and dried beans that makes a difference.

While the first instinct might be to reach for a supplement table, other medical practitioners are sounding a word of caution.

Clinical nutritionist Samantha Heller, at the NYU Center for Musculoskeletal Care, agreed. “It’s important to speak with your physician before supplementing with any minerals,” she said. “Too much iron can cause serious problems, and supplementing with something like zinc can knock your copper balance off. There’s a delicate balance in the body, and women need to be very thoughtful before they start using supplements.”

If you have PMS symptoms that you would like to alleviate, we recommend trying Miessence Superfoods every day – particularly DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood and InLiven Probiotic Superfood.

DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood is an excellent way of getting additional deep leafy greens into you diet in a convenient, once a day serving.

The Miessence difference is our use of certified organic wholefoods in each of these products. Other research has found that nutrients in food work together to give better results than isolated compounds alone.

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Little Changes Make A Big Impact

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He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
— Thomas Carlyle

There should be no greater motivation to take control over your health and fitness than the words of the 19th century Scottish philosopher above.

But why should our health be connected to our hope?Vitality Challenge with Miessence Superfoods

The answer to that is that when we are fit and healthy, the world is full of possibilities – nothing is beyond our reach. Trek through the Andes? No problem. Helping a friend move house? When do we start?

If you are in an older age bracket, or know people who are, there can be often a form of mourning as realisation hits that there are things that one used to be able to do that are now out of reach.

Even professional sports people who have spent most of their lives in peak physical condition are susceptible to this unless there is an effective transition process in place to manage the physical and psychological adjustment.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
— Proverbs

So given what we know about the link of good food habits and optimism, shouldn’t we be giving ourselves every opportunity to maximise our health potential for as long as possible?

The great news is that is not too late to start on making those changes that will make a difference to your health, fitness and well-being – all of which will give you the promise of ‘everything’ mentioned in the second half of Thomas Carlyle’s quote.

Recent research has identified that regular exercise from childhood can stave off dementia in old age and increase brain power.

In fact any regular exercise at any age can protect the brain. Even as little as five minutes a day can make all the difference.

In addition to exercise, we should be focusing our attention to effective nutrition to create the ‘healthy hope’ we all want.

According to Dr. Deepak Chopra, the author of Quantum Healing, we replace 98% of all our cells inside of ONE YEAR. And the super-great news is if we improve the quality of our nutrients we can literally rebuild ourselves within a year. The Miessence Vitality Pack contains three outstanding superfoods for optimal vitality:

  • BerryRadical Antioxidant Superfood – anti-ageing from the inside! The antioxidant equivalent of over 8 servings of fruits and veggies in a delicious chocolatey beverage.
  • DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood – remineralise and balance your body pH with a super-concentrated source of alkalising, mineral-rich, green algae, grass juices and leafy greens.
  • InLiven Probiotic Superfood– 26 naturally fermented organic whole foods to help recolonise the gut with beneficial bacteria. 80% of our immunity is in our gut. Fermented foods are one of the keys to longevity.

All three products together hold the key to unlocking vibrant health.

I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do – the day after…
— Oscar Wilde

People are marvellous procrastinators, but if you’re ready to make the decision to improve your health and well being, adjusting your choices day by day is recommended.

And if you’re looking for a place to start, we recommend the Vitality Challenge with Miessence Superfoods – a 10 day program that includes a daily serving of our certified organic, wholefood blends that have been especially formulated to help your body maximise its full potential from the inside.

Don’t put it off.

Imagine what would your world look like if you could enjoy optimal health and well-being every day.

Fighting Infection Inside Out

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It was heralded as such an important medical breakthrough that it won its discoverers the Nobel Prize for Medicine – penicillin, one of the groups antibiotics that we’re familiar with today.

For more than 70 years antibiotics have played a major role in controlling bacterial infections, but now it would  appear that their effectiveness may now becoming to an end as bacteria develop resistance.

A terrible future could be on the horizon, a future which rips one of the greatest tools of medicine out of the hands of doctors.

A simple cut to your finger could leave you fighting for your life.

Luck will play a bigger role in your future than any doctor could.

The most basic operations – getting an appendix removed or a hip replacement – could become deadly.

Cancer treatments and organ transplants could kill you.

Childbirth could once again become a deadly moment in a woman’s life.

It’s a future without antibiotics.

This might read like the plot of science fiction novel – but there is genuine fear that the world is heading into a post-antibiotic era.

The World Health Organization has warned that “many common infections will no longer have a cure and, once again, could kill unabated”.

The US Centers of Disease Control has pointed to the emergence of “nightmare bacteria”.

And the chief medical officer for England Prof Dame Sally Davies has evoked parallels with the “apocalypse”.

Antibiotics kill bacteria, but the bugs are incredibly wily foes.

Once you start treating them with a new drug, they find ways of surviving. New drugs are needed, which they then find ways to survive.

If that wasn’t frightening enough, there is also news that some antibiotics – the very medicine designed to aid – may actually kill some patients.

To keep antibiotics effective, health care practitioners are all agreed that they should be used appropriately and sparingly.

The number one way to do this is to use less of them and to maintain optimal health.

The good news is, there are things you can do to reduce reliance on antibiotics and keep them effective. One of those ways is to use a probiotic regularly.

The important thing to remember is not all bacteria is bad.

In fact the good bacteria that inhabit our intestines provides up to 70% of our body’s immune capability.

These ‘good bacteria’, called probiotics, are being actively studied for their potential in treating everything from behaviour disorders through to the common cold.

In fact, taking probiotics regularly, can reduce some of the unpleasant side effects of taking antibiotics.

Miessence offers two probiotics – InLiven and FastTract – both of which contain the full spectrum of Lactobacilli that your body needs.

If you’d like to know more about benefits of probiotics – particularly InLiven and FastTract – click on the link for a PDF Fact Sheet with references to 77 medical studies on the benefits of probiotics.