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Saturday, April 4, 2015

You are ok...Sometime you need to break to be whole again...

What is CoQ10?

What's all the hype about CoQ10?
This coenzyme is required in every living cell in the body. Its chemical name is Ubiquinol, because it’s ubiquitous. This is an electron rich (reduced) coenzyme naturally occurring in all cells and becomes less abundant as we age, experience stress, illness or if we consume certain medications. The brain, liver, kidneys, pancreas and other organs that require high energy to function at optimal levels require extremely high concentrations of CoQ10. Why? CoQ10 provides energy for the cells. CoQ10 exists in three redox states: Ubiquinone, which is the fully oxidized state, semiubiquinone and ubiquinol ( the fully reduced state). When a substance is oxidized it undergoes a loss of an electron(s). When it’s reduced, the substance gains an electron(s). 
These are called redox reactions. In this case, cellular energy is produced when two electrons are exchanged in a redox cycle between ubiquinol and ubiquinone. This reaction also provides antioxidant protection to the cell. The mitochondria in cells are full of this coenzyme and thereby produces a powerhouse of energy and protection.
Speak with your physician and he/she can advise you as to whether or not CoQ10 is right for you.

If you're not getting results and still have pain?

Not all Glucosamine is the same!
Many elegant and sophisticated clinical studies have recently demonstrated that people who take Glucosamine -Chondroitin for joint pain are buying the form of Glucosamine that is not effective to treat their pain. The form of Glucosamine proven to help the pain is Glucosamine Sulfate. Many companies do not follow the research and choose the cheaper, and less effective form called Glucosamine HCl. This is sad, but true. So read your labels.
Also, look for the Glucosamine Sulfate (usually combined with Chondroitin Sulfate) in an encapsulated fine powder form. These are easily absorbed, as opposed to tablets. Additionally, look for those that are filler, dye and preservative free. Let’s get healthy by being wise! If you are taking Glucosamine -Chondroitin and not getting relief…check that label. By D. L. Mullan


Avocado heaven!!
It’s a rather bland fruit…but oh, what you can do with this fruit that will make you want to eat them at every meal…
Some suggestions:
1. Eat plain
2. Add fresh lemon or lime juice. If the fruit sits for a time , this will keep it from turning dark.
3. Add freshly made dressing. You can add herbs such as mint, tarragon, rosemary, garlic, onion, dill…you get the idea?
4. Add honey mustard to above or just add the mustard alone.
6. Mash it
7. Use the mash to make guacamole, season to taste with fresh ingredients. Eat as dip or add to a salad.
8. Melt cheese and herbs etc. over the fruit.
9. Add other seasoned veggies raw or sautéed…combinations are limitless.
10. Add tuna, chicken salads, cheese optional
11. Add slices or spread it on toast with seasonings, fresh! Cheese optional, tomato, turkey bacon heat …have this for BREAKFAST, LUNCH or DINNER !
12. Put it in a blender, add Tofu with veggies and or fruit. 13. Use the Avocados to thicken soups!
Do you get the idea? You can even garnish a plate with it, but eat them (always check with your doctor if you have dietary restrictions).
ENJOY! ;)).