Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." -James D. Miles Have a blessed Tuesday!

Monday, March 30, 2009

is quoting: "Courage is not the absence of fear, it's the mastery of it."-Mark Twain. Happy Monday! Have a blessed day! Praise God!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

is loving every moment of this great day that the Lord has made. Thanks be to God!

Friday, March 27, 2009

is quoting: "Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others."-Robert Louis Stevenson Happy Friday! God Bless!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What is Glutathione

Glutathione is a small molecule made up of three amino acids, which exists in almost every cell of the body. However, glutathione, must be generated within the cell from its precursors before it can work effectively in the body.

The presence of glutathione is required to maintain the normal function of the immune system. It is known to play a critical role in the multiplication of lymphocytes (the cells that mediate specific immunity) which occurs in the development of an effective immune response.

Furthermore, the cells of the immune system produce many oxiradicals as a result of their normal functioning, resulting in a need for higher concentrations of antioxidants than most cells. Glutathione plays a crucial role in fulfilling this requirement.

What do you know about Glutathione and the importance of it to Maximize your health for life?

is quoting: "Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great."-Fernando Flores. Feel the fear and do it anyway! Praise God!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

is quoting: "Out of difficulties grow miracles."-Jean De La Bruyere. Our strength and courage will rise as we wait upon the Lord!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

is quoting: "Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest."-Mark Twain May the Lord bless every moment of this day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

What is Leptin?

In this second look into how to maximize your health for life, we look at the most powerful and possibly unknown by the average person hormone in the body.

Leptin is a powerful hormone produced in fat cells, in control of ALL other hormones in the body. It is essential for survival, guiding the proper response to starvation.

Problems with leptin enforce "starvation metabolism" on an individual, even when there is plenty of food around. Eating in harmony with leptin is essential for healthy metabolism, especially as a person grows older and begins to struggle with weight around the midsection.

Key signs of a leptin problem include: uncontrollable sugar and food cravings, late night eating, stress eating, weight gain around the middle, unable to reach a goal weight, yo-yo dieting, low thyroid symptoms. Left unhandled these problems cause obesity, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Leptin problems are now fully proven to be the primary cause of heart disease, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, circulatory inflammation, and hardening of the arteries. These factors have now been proven regardless of a person's body weight. Conversely, proper leptin function is highly protective of all factors relating to cardiovascular health. These new discoveries are fully explained in the second edition of Mastering Leptin by Byron J. Richards, CCN.

Have you heard of this hormone before?  Looking forward to hearing your comments.

Happy Monday! I'm thankful for the greatness of the week that is before me. Making the plans and letting God be the guide. Praise the Lord!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Is thankful for the greatness of our God and the place of love that He holds in His heart for us. Truly amazing. Praise be to almighty God!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Is quoting: "Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley Have a blessed day!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Friday! Enjoy the greatness of this wonderful day that is before us. God Bless!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What are Antioxidants?

Welcome to my blog on Maximizing Your Health for Life.
This is a place where I would like to share with you ways in which to understand and discuss things about the body, health and wellness that can improve your health and life so that you may live with more energy and life each day to the fullest potential.

In my first blog on I would like to discuss the definition of what an Antioxidant is.
Here is a definition that best describes it:

The prefix "anti" means against, in opposition to, or corrective in nature. In order to understand antioxidants, it helps to learn what exactly these agents oppose and correct.

Within the human body, millions of processes are occurring at all times. These processes require oxygen. Unfortunately, that same life giving oxygen can create harmful side effects, or oxidant substances, which cause cell damage and lead to chronic disease.

Oxidants, commonly known as "free radicals," are also introduced through external sources such as exposure to the sun or pollution. Other mediums include stress, as well as things that people put into their bodies, such as alcoholic beverages, unhealthy foods, and cigarette smoke.

In much the same way as oxidation creates rust, causing a breakdown on the surface of inanimate objects, oxidation inside the body causes a breakdown of cells. Free,  radicals produced by this breakdown attack healthy cells, usually DNA as well as proteins and fats. This chain of events weakens immunological functions as well as speeding up the aging process, and is also linked to several diseases such as cataracts, various forms of cancer, and heart disease. Some studies indicate possible links to arthritis and several other chronic conditions.

Antioxidants, or anti-oxidation agents, reduce the effect of dangerous oxidants by binding together with these harmful molecules, decreasing their destructive power. Antioxidants can also help repair damage already sustained by cells.

Certain antioxidant enzymes are produced within the body. The most commonly recognized of these naturally occurring antioxidants are Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase, and Glutathione. Superoxide Dismutase changes the structure of oxidants and breaks them down into hydrogen peroxide. Catalase in turn, breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and tiny oxygen particles or gasses. Glutathione is a detoxifying agent, which binds with different toxins to change their form so that they are able to leave the body as waste.

Other antioxidant agents are found in foods, such as dark green leafy vegetables. Items high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene are believed to be the most beneficial. These nutrients are commonly found in fruits and vegetables, those with the strongest colors being healthiest. Orange and red peppers, tomatoes, spinach, and carrots are examples. (Source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-antioxidants.htm)

What are you doing to keep help the body balance out the oxidation level within your body?

Look forward to sharing with you.

Your in Maximizing Your Health For Life!