Our Health and Immune System in Winter Times

IMG_6114The human immune system is a central component of the body’s defenses, protecting the body from invading bacteria and viruses. But not only the immune system must be supported, also the skin has an increased need for care. Cold and dry heating air remove moisture from the skin. It narrows the skin vessels, the production of sebum is reduced and the formation of the central skin barrier is shut down. As a result of this combination, the skin becomes uncomfortably dry, brittle and cracked. In order that the skin does not suffer and it radiates vitality even in the cold season, a combination of external and internal care is a “must”. Dry skin can be prevented with the help of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are abundant in sea fish and cold pressed vegetable oils such as flax seed oil and rapeseed oil (oil colza). It is also important that the fluid reservoirs are filled up and we are hydrated. Even if in winter the feeling of thirst is something sparse, we must drink enough. It is recommended to drink plenty of herbal teas, ginger water and mineral water.

In addition to the above mentioned cold-season-care, we should also ensure that the body is sufficiently supplied with vitamins. The vitamins A, C and E fight together against the cell-damaging free radicals, strengthen and support the connective tissue, prevent the skin from becoming chapped and dry. Vitamin B5 (panthothenic acid) is the vitamin that can bind moisture and give the skin a radiant complexion. Vitamin B3 enhances skin protection and relieves redness.

An ideal vitamin supplier for the cold season is cabbage, which is available harvest-fresh even in cold regions in the winter. Looking at the typical vitamin-rich winter vegetables such as Brussels sprouts and kale the first frost on the fields even enhances its taste. But beetroot, Teltower turnip, turnip, salsify and parsnip are also rich in vitamins and minerals.

A vitamin-rich diet, regular exercise, plenty of drinking, sufficient sleep and sauna visits ensure that you can enjoy the cold season with all its most beautiful sides and your skin survives the winter unscathed.

source: metabolic balance® Gesundheitsbrief February 2018

Cold and Flu Season in Full Swing

As always at this time of year, many are effected by cold viruses and the flu. Most of us rely on the power of nature to combat the unpopular symptoms of infection. For example, thyme is an effective mucus remover, plants-2682058_1920 has the ability to strengthen the body’s defenses and sea buckthorn is a true vitamin power packs: they are rich in vitamin C, but also in B12, E and beta-carotene. To choose natural preference instead of chemical agents is good, especially for colds, but you should consider some details when self-medicating:

  • Medicinal plants are suitable for the prevention of mild ailments and for the early treatment of a recent illness.
  • In case of unclear cause of discomfort or unclear symptoms you should always consult a doctor.
  • If the symptoms do not improve after three days of self-treatment or your condition worsens, you should definitely consult a doctor.
  • For chronic conditions, you should always discuss self-treatment with your physician.

In any case eating healthy and drinking lots of water will help you improve and recover the fastest.

Take care of yourself and be well!

Happy New Year!

One of the great things about the New Year is, that it allows each of us a chance for a new start. It gives us a chance to mindfully reflect on the past year’s successes and failures and to set a new course for self-improvement, focusing on what is truly important.

Here are 20 positive tips to help 2018-1you leap boldly from 2017 into the new year 2018
http://www.jongordon.com/positivetip/…/2018_PositiveTips.pdf

We here at metabolic balance® wish you a very happy, successful healthy and love filled 2018!

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Join us for our New Year’s Challenge!

If you are honest you thought already about your new year’s resolution. It has crossed your mind, that you should eat healthier  and cleaner. Maybe you decided already to lose some pounds. We want to initiate the idea – already before the Holidays – to join us for our New Year’s Challenge. Following Confucius suggestion: “Success depends upon previous preparation.”

Join the metabolic balance® 2018 New Year’s Challenge

What are you waiting for? Join the 2018 metabolic balance® New Year’s Challenge and enter our raffle to Win a Kindle Fire HD. Lose the unwanted weight and improve your health and your vitality. Finding your personal equilibrium is the best solution for long term success and personal empowerment. With metabolic balance® you receive a personalized nutritional road map that leads the way.

“The 6% in 6 weeks Transformation

According to the Chinese proverb “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, we believe that you can go “one step” above the standard of 5% body weight loss which research has shown can offer significant benefits in initial health improvement to those obese and overweight. Additionally, this is an attainable goal for the majority of our metabolic balance® clients. Therefore, your certified metabolic balance® coach will assist you towards this target – a key milestones of success within your get-healthy journey. Additionally, this milestone can contribute greatly to your personal motivation, encouraging you to stay on your personal metabolic balance® journey! We have seen that the longer and closer participants follow their plan, the more apt they are to attain a sustainable new lifestyle, and go on to achieving even greater long-term health benefits. Which is – after all – the goal of the metabolic balance® method.

To learn more, contact your nearest metabolic balance® Coach for full details.

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Give the Gift of Health

tumblr_inline_my0bx6gk3Q1qk5yxkNothing says better I Love You or I Care About You than a Christmas gift that increases vitality and well-being!

A metabolic balance® Gift Certificate is exactly such a present – You can chose from certificates worth $50, $100, $150, $200, $250, and $500 or give the gift of a metabolic balance® Nutrition Program.

If you are still searching a truly meaningful Christmas gift for a loved one, contact your metabolic balance® Coach to purchase a metabolic balance® Gift Certificate. Certificates from participating coaches can be used for any metabolic balance® program or service. A certificate can, however, only be redeemed from the issuing metabolic balance® Coach!

Healthy Treats for the Holidays

After yesterday’s Post about the benefits of eating an apple a day, which is a fundamental strategy for well-being and a stable in our metabolic balance method, let us look into healthy treats for the Holiday Season.

Without a doubt most of us have a sweet toDSC_0309oth and it is just tradition to have yummy sweets during the Holiday Season. How about preparing some healthy treats with friends, your kids and your family.

Interesting enough, those home made goodies are culinary delights that keeps the sweet tooth satisfied longer and without and doubt taste better.

Try our healthy Holiday Treats with Dates, you will find three different recipes:
Cinnamon-Almond-Date-Treat (Zimt–Mandel-Dattel-Baellchen), Chocolate Mounts (Schokoladen-Berge) and Date-Cashew-Confectionary (Dattel-Cashew-Konfekt).

 

An Apple a Day …

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“An Apple A Day” is a fundamental rule in our metabolic balance® Program – for many good reasons! Reader’s Digest Magazine listed 8 of them:

1. Apples fight Alzheimer’s
2. Apples prevent colon cancer
3. Apples stabilize blood sugar
4. Apples boost gum health
5. Apples prevent high blood pressure
6. Apples help you lose weight
7. Apples fend off heart disease
8. Apples fight high cholesterol

The proverbial advice “An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor away” first appeared in print in 1866 reports Medical News Today. Foods like apples certainly fall into the category of Food is Nature’s Medicine – especially from a preventative point of view! Take a look at Mother Nature’s Pop Science Guide to Apples. To quote from the subtitle of the post on Mother Nature’s Network web page, “the apple is one of Earth’s most iconic foods, symbolizing everything from health and beauty to evil and ingenuity. In honor of these gravity-revealing, doctor-repelling superfruits, MNN offers a graphical tribute to apples’ enduring popularity.”

metabolic balance® wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving

Blessing a plentiful harvest has been a tradition in many countries, especially at times when farmers and their families used to do strenuous physical work to seed, grow, work and harvest the land. Many countries used to celebrate Thanksgiving with festivities and social meetings and dances. Nowadays those traditions are not followed as much anymore. Thanksgiving as a Holiday is celebrated in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Korea, Liberia, Switzerland and the United States.turkey-966494_1920

Also the food provided has changed. Researching about food preparations for Thanksgiving in the United Stated shows, that all those traditional food items have been replaced by more processed offerings. An article by Smithsonian.com states that the first Thanksgiving dinner most likely included wildfowl, corn, porridge and venison. We know that most tables will only include corn from that list.

Let us encourage you to Give Thanks for Family, Friendship, Health and Happiness. Let us celebrate with healthy foods and love.

 

Happy Halloween

The first thought that a health-conscious person thinks when the day of Halloween comes up is – omg sweets! Bsunglasses-day-sunflower-2903287__340ut it doesn’t have to be this way. Ever thought about making a delicious pumpkin soup with pumpkin seeds? Pumpkin seeds are a great Protein!

Rather than offering sweets at your house – let’s bob for apples. See choices that do not involve a bucket of water ~> https://www.wikihow.com/Bob-for-Apples

Read about Halloween at ~> http://www.cooksinfo.com/halloween