I Stopped Drinking Coffee For 30 Days (THIS HAPPENED!)

I Stopped Drinking Coffee For 30 Days (THIS HAPPENED!)

Hey everyone, this is Dr. Ryan Shelton. Thanks so much for tuning in today to our channel dedicated to educate you on all things health and wellness.

I stopped drinking coffee for 30 days, and a few things happened. Make sure that you like this, share it with your friends and loved ones, and take this advice.

Here’s What Happened

So I stopped drinking coffee for 30 days just because I needed a break. I needed a detox from caffeine and from coffee. stop drinking coffeeI’m one of those individuals in my liver, the detoxification pathways, phase one, phase two, I do not process caffeine very well, so I can only get away with say one cup per day. Some people can drink a pot or two pots a day and get away with it. I can barely make it through a cup of coffee. However, I do know the benefits of coffee, and of course, we all have for thousands of years. It gives us energy. It gives us focus. It helps us to achieve tasks in the morning, in the evening. It helps us to achieve tasks.

headacheSo I went off of coffee for 30 days, and the first thing that happened, and I anticipated this because I’ve recommended that patients go off coffee –

The first thing that happened was that withdrawal headache

That initial headache that occurs because you’re simply withdrawing from a chemical, caffeine. So my counterbalance to that was to take an herb called Eleutherococcus. Now, Eleutherococcus has been shown in studies and in my patients to help alleviate, or at least release and reduce, the chances of that withdrawal headache from caffeine. Eleutherococcus, it’s a type of ginseng.

The second thing I did was take an amino acid, all natural amino acid called L-theanine. brain wavesNow, L-theanine is interesting. It increases alpha brain waves, so that means that it gives you energy, it gives you focus, but it’s calm energy, it’s calm focus.

And so the combination of Eleutherococcus and L-theanine for 30 days made a huge difference, and I was able to come off of caffeine quite easily. So I’ve actually worked with pharmacists and other researchers to develop a supplement called Meditation in a Bottle. It has these two ingredients, L-theanine and the Eleutherococcus in it, as well as other herbs.

It ends up being a really powerful formula to help with stress, to help with energy, to help with mood, to help with focus

We’re really proud of it, and patients’ feedback has been amazing so far. Please write in with your comments, suggestions about other things that you want to learn, and this is a channel dedicated to your health and your wellness.

 

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4 Forgotten Master Herbs That Will Control Your Blood Sugar WORKS FAST

4 Forgotten Master Herbs That Will Control Your Blood Sugar (WORKS FAST!)

Hi everyone. My name is Dr. Ryan Shelton. Thanks so much for tuning in today, where this channel is dedicated to researchers helping you with health, wellness and well being.

Here are The Four Master Herbs

Today I want to cover four fantastic herbs from the Auruvedic form of medicine. Auruvedic medicine is from East India, it’s been in practice for thousands of years, and the interesting thing is that some of the symptoms that they were recognizing thousands of years ago that we now know to be blood sugar dysregulation problems, diabetes. I’m going to give you four kind of master herbs to help regulate your blood sugar, to help with diabetes, and to help control some of the chronic issues that high blood sugar and low blood sugar can cause. The interesting thing is that I love it when this happens.

Some of the symptoms that they were noticing to be related now to high blood sugar and diabetes, they used these four herbs, they four powerful herbs and science has come full circle to show that yes indeed, these four herbs are master herbs at helping control blood sugar levels, diabetes, so lets review them real fast.

Gymnema sylvestre The first one is Gymnema. It’s been shown to be effective in diabetes, in metabolic syndrome. It reduces blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C levels. Gymnema has components that I call tritopine, which may actually increase beta cell growth in the pancreas. The beta cells are the particular specific cells in the pancreas that help your body produce insulin and regulate blood sugar, and these tritopine may actually stimulate beta cell growth.

AshwagandhaThe next herb is Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha has been shown to be effective for diabetes, but why I like it, it also has other effects for stress, for thyroid, so it’s been found in one study to be similar to drug medications, to decrease blood sugar.

A fantastic herb, it helps with adrenal glands, with stress, with thyroid, and with blood sugar.

Holy BasilThe next one I want to cover is Holy Basil. Holy Basil has been found to reduce blood sugar by somewhere between 15 to 17 percent hemoglobin A1C by 18 percent. Again, it’s helpful or stress, anxiety, emotional eating, if you’re anxious, if you’re stressed out, if you need to sleep. It also improves beta cell stimulation in the pancreas and helps the pancreas secrete insulin.

Fenugreek SeedThe fourth and final herb I want to talk about is Fenugreek. Fenugreek seeds improves all measures of blood sugar, hemoglobin A1C, lowers blood sugar, lowers hemoglobin A1C, so taken together, Gymnema, Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, Fenugreek, these four Auruvedic herbs are powerful, and they have been for thousands of years.

 

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Again, my name is Dr. Ryan Shelton, I believe in the original meaning of the word doctor, docere, which means teacher.

Make sure to like this video, make sure to tune in each and every week where we will continue our efforts to teach you research evidenced-based on health, wellness and well being.

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What’s the Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?

You probably already have some understanding of how the food you eat affects your digestion, but you may not know how much your digestion affects your health. Your gut is full of bacteria – both good and bad – that aid in the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients. More than that, however, those bacteria also play a role in various aspects of total body health and wellness including inflammation, blood sugar, cholesterol, and even mood.

As you may already know, probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can support healthy gut function. You can find them in things like yogurt and fermented foods. But what about prebiotics? How are they different and what role do they play in healthy digestion? Keep reading to find out.

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

Probiotics are living organisms that help to maintain the right balance of good to bad bacteria in your gut. They keep harmful bacteria from getting out of control and triggering problems such as inflammation, infection, and gastrointestinal upset. By maintaining that balance, probiotics can also help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Prebiotics are an entirely different thing. First and foremost, they are not living organisms – they are soluble, fermentable fibers that cannot be fully digested in the stomach. Instead of breaking down completely in the stomach, prebiotic fibers move into the intestines where they become a food source for probiotics.

How to Add Them to Your Diet

Probiotics and prebiotics are two completely different things, but they both play an essential role in health and digestion, so you should get them where you can. For probiotics, naturally-occurring sources are the most beneficial, though probiotic supplements can be used to boost your intake. Some of the best food sources of probiotics include fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kefir – these foods are made with carbohydrates and sugars that provide nutrients for the bacteria to keep them alive long enough for your consumption.

Like probiotics, natural sources for prebiotics are the most beneficial as well. Food sources of prebiotics include things that are high in soluble fiber such as Jerusalem artichokes (you may know them as sunchokes), onion, garlic, chicory root, and beans. Food sources of resistant starch are also beneficial as prebiotics. Resistant starch is a type of fiber that is resistant to digestion by the stomach, and it can be found in foods like oats, legumes, and unripe bananas. It can also be found in cooked foods like potatoes, pasta, and rice after they have cooled.

Make Your Own Probiotic-Rich Fermented Veggies

Though you can purchase fermented foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi at the grocery store, they may contain artificial ingredients that are best avoided. Fortunately, it is very easy to make your own fermented veggies at home, and they are an excellent source of probiotics. Here is a basic recipe for making fermented veggies that you can customize to your liking:

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium red apples, cored and chopped
  • 4 cups fresh cauliflower florets
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced into ½-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 8 tablespoons coarse sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Toss the apples, cauliflower, carrots, green onion, and celery together in a large bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a large glass jar and press them down with a wooden spoon, sprinkling the sea salt as you compress the veggies.
  3. Check to make sure the mixture fills the jar no higher than 1 inch below the rim – you should also make sure the expressed liquid from the veggies covers them completely.
  4. If you need to add more liquid, make a brine using 4 cups water and 2 tablespoons sea salt – fill the jar to 1 inch below the top.
  5. Place a plate over the top of the jar to weigh down the veggies – cover with a kitchen towel, if needed, to keep out fruit flies.
  6. Set the jar in a warm place to ferment for 3 to 5 days.
  7. Check the jar once a day to make sure the brine still covers the vegetable mixture – remove any mold that forms on the surface.
  8. Start tasting the veggies after 3 days and keep fermenting until it reaches the desired taste.
  9. Cover the jar tightly with a lid and transfer to the refrigerator or pantry for storage.

Whether you choose to make your own fermented veggies or buy them at the store, probiotic foods should become a part of your regular diet. By combining these foods with natural prebiotic fibers, you can support the healthy balance of bacteria in your digestive tract for optimal health and wellness.

Understanding the Different Types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Do you suffer from frequent diarrhea or stomach pain and cramping? Have you lost weight without meaning to or has your doctor worried that you might have anemia? These are some of the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that many people misunderstand. IBD can sometimes be tricky to diagnose because the symptoms overlap with other conditions and because there are several different forms of the disease.

Though the symptoms of IBD may seem inconvenient at most, leaving this condition untreated can lead to serious complications such as malnutrition, intestinal rupture, and even colon cancer. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of IBD and how to manage them.

What Are the Different Types of IBD?

Irritable bowel disease or IBD is an umbrella term for several different conditions. The two most common types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The former is characterized by inflammation of the large intestine and typically affects the entire structure from the rectum into the colon – the inflammation may also spread into the inner lining of the colon. Crohn’s disease, on the other hand, can cause inflammation in any part of the intestinal tract and typically occurs in patches of inflamed tissue which can occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus.

Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic conditions, and both are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Together, these two diseases affect roughly 3 million American adults or about 1.3% of the population.  Some of the most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include frequent diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, anemia, skin reactions, and arthritis. Ulcerative colitis causes similar symptoms with the addition of rectal pain or bleeding, an urgency or inability to defecate, fever, and fatigue.

What Are the Causes and Risk Factors?

Unfortunately, the exact cause of IBD remains unknown. Research has revealed a link, however, between genetics and immune system problems and the various forms of IBD. Scientists believe there is a genetic component to the disease because patients who have immediate family members with IBD develop the condition at a higher rate. They also believe that there is some immune system involvement due to the fact that inflammation occurs in the GI tract independent of any infection.

Though researchers do not fully understand the causes of IBD, they have identified certain factors which may increase your risk of developing Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. The most common risk factors include smoking, ethnicity, age, family history, geographical region, and gender. People of Caucasian and Jewish descent have a higher risk for IBD, as do people under the age of 35. Ulcerative colitis is more likely to affect men, while Crohn’s disease is more common in women. If you live in an urban or industrialized area, your risk for IBD is higher, and smoking can greatly increase your risk.

How is IBD Best Treated?

The symptoms of IBD differ in severity from one case to another, so you’ll need to talk to your doctor about the ideal form of treatment. Leaving your condition untreated could increase your risk of developing serious complications including malnutrition, dangerous weight loss, fistulas, intestinal rupture or perforation, bowel obstruction, and colon cancer. In very severe cases, IBD can cause you to go into shock, and it could be a life-threatening situation.

When it comes to treating IBD, there are a number of different options. The first step in treating IBD is usually medication with anti-inflammatory drugs such as sulfasalazine or corticosteroids. These drugs are designed to reduce inflammation in the GI tract but, unfortunately, they come with a high risk for die effects. Immunosuppressant drugs may also be prescribed, including drugs that block TNF – a chemical produced by the immune system that can trigger inflammation.

Other treatments for IBD may include antibiotics, antidiarrheal drugs, and nutritional supplements to address malnutrition or specific deficiencies. Lifestyle changes are also important for treating and managing IBD. You’ll need to keep an eye on your stress levels and exercise regularly. Quitting smoking, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding dairy products will help as well. If nothing else works, surgery may be an option to repair damage or to mitigate symptoms of IBD.

Irritable bowel syndrome, in its many forms, is not the kind of condition you want to ignore. Though symptoms may be mild at first, they can worsen, and you may find yourself saddled with serious complications such as bowel obstruction, ulcers, intestinal rupture, or even cancer. If you have experienced any symptoms of IBD, or if you have some of the risk factors, talk to your doctor today.

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Try This Tonight And Sleep Like A Baby (MASTER TIP!)

Hi everyone. My name’s Dr. Ryan Shelton, thanks so much for tuning in. Today I want to cover the number one master tip to help you sleep. Stick around till the end, I’m going to reveal a surprising and extremely effective master tip to help you sleep.

My master tip…

Now we all know about sleep hygiene. Make it dark, make it quiet, make it comfortable, make sure the temperature is around 67, 70 degrees, don’t engage in technology in bed, use bed for sleep and sex only. Researchers show that we have approximately … Our brain processes approximately 70,000 thoughts each and every day. Get those last thoughts out.

Before you go to bed, take a little journal, write down those thoughts so that monkey chatter doesn’t keep going.

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Some people advocate for stretching, progressive muscle relaxation. Some people have used a combination of apple cider vinegar and honey. Certainly melatonin is an awesome sleep aid, it’s not used only for sleep, but it’s the body’s most powerful antioxidant. It helps with pain, anti-aging, cardiovascular disease, for vision, for hearing. But here is my number one master tip to help you sleep. In fact, it began its use thousands of years ago with the ancient Egyptians. It’s going to surprise you. It’s cold.

cold shower Now, there are a few ways to achieve that. One way is to take cold shower before bed. Unfortunately, that does not quite work as well as the other two methods that I’m about to explain to you. One is a cold immersion bath.

Now, I know it doesn’t sound pleasant, but slightly less than luke warm, and staying in the bath, in fact as your body is adjusting to it, turning that cold faucet on again and again to lower your body temperature, you’ll sleep like a baby. But the most effective method is what’s called a web sheet wrap. This is where you take a sheet, you wrap it, you get it went, you wring it out, you wrap yourself up in it like a mummy, and then over the top of that put a couple of blankets, so you’re not chilled. Your body takes an enormous amount of energy to warm and dry that sheet.

sleep like a babyThe reason cold is so effective is that it brings some of the blood away from the brain, down into the body, down into the feet, down into the legs, down into the chest and lugs and arms and hands, and helps to drain the brain of those 70,000 thoughts, and you’ll sleep like a baby. A cold water immersion bath and a wet sheet wrap are fantastically effective.

The only advice I would have is if you use the wet sheet wrap, make sure your feet stay warm, so maybe put on a pair of socks or even two pairs of socks. It’s just the legs and the trunk and the arm that need to be wrapped up, keep your feet warm. It’s just going to be a more pleasant experience.

We all know about sleep hygiene, but cold … Cold is the key to help you sleep.

I’ve been using it for years. I’ve been actually been recommending it to patients for years. Make sure you hit the bell to upload notifications. Make sure you like us. Make sure you subscribe. Report back on how effective the treatment is, and write in to see if you have any ideas you want us, our research team, the doctors, the physicians, the researchers to help inform you about …

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Delicious Kale Smoothie For Weight Loss (AND LONGEVITY!)

Delicious Kale Smoothie For Weight Loss (AND LONGEVITY!)

Hi, everyone. This is Dr. Ryan Shelton, thanks so much for tuning in today to our channel dedicated to educate you on health and wellness.

You’re trying to lose weight, if you’re concerned about longevity, remember this phrase. Kale is king.

Delicious Kale Smoothie For Weight Loss

I’ve developed a kale smoothie to help with weight loss, to help increase longevity, and I’ll get into the science of why kale is king in just a moment.

kale smoothieWhen most people think about kale they think, “Oh, it’s a dark leafy green. I don’t want to eat kale, I don’t want to eat dark leafy greens.” But this smoothie that we’re making today, it’s fast, it’s easy and it’s delicious. Now, kale is king because it’s the king of superfoods. So it’s about 33 calories per cup, but it’s loaded with vitamins A, K, C, B6, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, which is the number one mineral deficiency in America, manganese, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, quercetin, kaempferol, zeaxanthin.

It helps with blood sugar levels, it helps with fullness, it’s a great source of fiber. It’s prebiotic, so it helps to develop those healthy bacteria in your gut. It helps with detoxification as well, and any time you’re on a weight-loss program detox is an important part of that. So it has sulforaphanes and glucosinolates to help with the process of the liver detoxification.

chiaSo we’re going to do two handfuls of kale, one, two. I like to add something sweet so that we can kind of counteract the bitterness that sometimes kale can have, frozen berries.

We’re going to do just a pinch of chia seeds, for fiber, for omega-3 fatty acids, and just a pinch of flax seeds. And also, the fat in the chia seeds and the flax seeds actually help to absorb some of those fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin D, that are in kale.

So for liquids, I’m going to use coconut milk. Coconut milk is really high in MCT, medium chain triglycerides, which independently have been shown to help with weight loss. We’re going to make this taste basically like a milkshake. And then for another liquid, kefir. So it’s very high in probiotics.

Again, associations and studies have been shown that healthy bacteria growing in your gut can actually help you to lose weight.

kaleKale, it’s impressive. It helps with blood sugar, it helps with blood pressure, cardiovascular disease. It can reduce bad cholesterol by 10%, it can increase good cholesterol by 27%. I would recommend that you use this three to five times a week, at least. You can use it as a post-exercise replenishment, you can use it as a breakfast replacement.

I’m going to go ahead and turn this on, and I love the color that this turns. Kale is the king of superfoods. It’s part of the cruciferous vegetable, along with broccoli and cauliflower, kale, mustard greens. But per cup, there’s nothing more powerful than kale. And it’s really, really good, you’ll be surprised at how good it is.

 

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So thanks so much for turning into our kale super smoothie drink to help with weight loss and longevity. Make sure to like the page, share it with your friends and loved ones. Hit the bell to get notifications, subscription updates.

I’ve also made a couple of other smoothie recipes that you should check out, for weight loss, for longevity. This is just one of three and I encourage you to look at the rest of them.

Thanks so much for joining me, I’m Dr. Ryan Shelton.

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What Really Causes Restless Legs Syndrome and What Can You Do About It?

We’ve all had one of those days when you simply can’t sit still. Maybe you drank too much caffeine, or perhaps you were anxious about an upcoming event. Regardless the cause, that jittery feeling and the need to be constantly on the move went away eventually.

For people with restless leg syndrome, the urge to keep moving your legs is uncontrollable and near-constant. Though it typically happens in the evening or during nighttime hours, it can become severe enough to interfere with daily activities and may even interrupt your sleep. But what causes this common condition and what can be done about it? Keep reading to find out.

What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, as many as one in ten American adults suffer from restless legs syndrome or RLS. This condition is less commonly known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, and the primary symptom is, as you already know, an overwhelming and often uncomfortable urge to move your legs. This symptom is most likely to occur when you are sitting or lying down, especially for an extended period of time such as a car ride or plane trip. Many people with RLS experience relief with movement which is, in and of itself, another symptom. Other symptoms may include nighttime leg twitching and a worsening of symptoms in the evening or at night.

Unless you have experienced restless legs syndrome for yourself, it may be difficult to understand exactly what it feels like. People with RLS often describe the urge to move as an unpleasant sensation in the legs or feet, typically on both sides of the body – it may even affect the arms. These sensations occur within the limb itself, not on the skin, and have been described as a creeping, crawling, pulling, aching, throbbing, itching, or even electric sensation. Most people with RLS agree that the sensation is very different from normal muscle cramps or numbness and symptoms may fluctuate in severity, even disappearing for a period of time before recurring.

What Causes Restless Legs Syndrome?

Unfortunately, there is no known cause for restless legs syndrome. Some researchers believe the disease to be caused by an imbalance of dopamine in the brain, a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that sends messages that control muscle movement. It is likely that heredity plays a role in this condition, particularly in cases where the disease manifests before the age of 40. Pregnancy and other significant hormonal changes can also trigger or temporarily worsen symptoms of restless legs syndrome, but they typically resolve after delivery.

Though there is still more to be learned about RLS, certain conditions have been identified that frequently accompany the disease. Peripheral neuropathy, for example, is often seen in cases of RLS and is commonly caused by damage to the nerves in the hands or feet resulting from poorly managed diabetes or alcoholism. Iron deficiency may worsen restless legs syndrome, as can kidney failure and anemia. Restless legs syndrome can also lead to complications in severe cases. Severe RLS has been associated with reduced quality of life, chronic insomnia, and even depression.

What Can You Do About It?

For the most part, diagnosis of restless legs syndrome is fairly straight-forward and can be made primarily based on an analysis of symptoms. Unfortunately, treatment for the condition is often a little more complicated because it may coincide with another disease or disorder. In cases where an underlying condition such as iron deficiency is present, addressing that condition may help to relieve symptoms of RLS as well. In cases where symptoms are severe and frequent, medications are available.

Some of the medications prescribed for restless legs syndrome include medications that increase dopamine production in the brain, drugs that affect calcium channels, narcotic medications, and muscle relaxants or sleep medications. Medical treatment for RLS can be tricky, and it may take several trials for you and your doctor to find a medication and a dosage that works for you. You should also know that some medications (particularly those that increase dopamine production) may work for a time, but then you may notice your symptoms returning or that they start to happen earlier in the day.

In addition to, or as an alternative to prescription medications, you might also consider certain lifestyle changes or home remedies to relieve RLS symptoms. Soaking in a warm bath and massaging your legs may help to relieve the urge to move, and some people find that using warm or cool packs helps as well. Try to establish good sleep hygiene to avoid fatigue and avoid caffeine as much as possible. Getting regular, moderate exercise has also been shown to benefit RLS symptoms as long as you don’t overdo it and you do not work out too late in the day.

Restless legs syndrome may not be life-threatening, but it can seriously impact your day-to-day activity as well as your quality of life. Speak to your doctor about your symptoms and treatment options and consider finding a support group as well. It may take time as well as some trial and error to find a treatment plan that works for you, but relief is certainly possible. Best of luck!

Stop Hair Loss Fast With These 4 Forgotten Growth Blends (ALL NATURAL!)

Stop Hair Loss Fast With These 4 Forgotten Growth Blends (ALL NATURAL!)

Hi everyone. My name is Dr. Ryan Shelton. Thanks so much for tuning in today. This is a channel dedicated to the research for health, wellness, and wellbeing.

I’m shooting from a slightly different location today. My wife and my two boys and I travelled across the country to see my parents. But I wanted to make sure that I got something online because I know that you love it when we post and we love it when you give us feedback.

So today I want to talk about how to stop hair loss fast with four forgotten growth blends.

Four Forgotten Natural Cures

testosteroneSo these are highly researched, and I’m excited to talk to you about them. First of all, just a concept about how to stop and reverse hair loss. So first of all, we need ingredients that have one of a few different properties. The first one is anti androgenic meaning one of the causes of hair loss is when testosterone in your body through an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase is turned into a more potent form of testosterone, dihydro testosterone, which actually damages and causes hair follicles to atrophy and die. So it needs to be androgenic.

hair loss before and after

It needs to be anti-inflammatory. We know part of the process of hair loss is due to inflammation of the scalp and throughout the body. It needs to have antioxidant effects. It needs to be angiogenic, meaning that it promotes the regenesis or it promotes the microcirculation around the hair follicles in the scalp.

And then of course, it needs to promote hair follicle proliferation and stimulation.

So, four forgotten ingredients that have been highly researched. The first one I want to talk about is biotinoyl tripeptide-1. Now that’s a fancy word. It’s basically just a protein that promotes scalp microcirculation. It decreases hair follicle atrophy, hair follicle aging.

palmettoThe next one is an herb, saw palmetto. So this one is a pretty powerful inhibitor of that enzyme I spoke of a moment ago, the 5-alpha reductase, which turns testosterone into the more potent dihydro testosterone. Which again, causes damage to hair follicles and hair cells. It causes hair loss. Quickens hair loss. So, it’s a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, and these are topical agents applied as a spray, as a massage, to the scalp. Have direct action on microcirculation on 5-alpha reductase inhibition on promoting hair follicle health.

The next is an herb called equisetum. Equisetum is also known as horsetail. It has powerful antioxidant effects topically. It has high levels of silicon. Silicon is a mineral that basically your hair just … soaks up like a sponge. Its really good for healthy, thicker, fuller hair growth.

rosemaryThe fourth ingredient I want to talk about is rosemary, actually. When applied topical, it’s a phenomenal anti inflammatory, antioxidant. It helps to promote microcirculation in and around hair follicles.

hair revital xSo those are the four forgotten growth ingredients. I actually worked with researchers and a pharmacist to create both a topical and a oral one-two punch combination to help with hair loss and hair growth stimulation. It’s called Hair RevitalX. Again, it’s a great combination. Both the topical and the oral.

Certainly these four ingredients, as well as several other effective ingredients are combined in both the topical and the oral of Hair RevitalX.

Thanks so much for being on vacation with me. Tune in each and every week. Hit that bell. Subscribe to our channel. Like the channel. Share it with your friends. Come back each and every week. I try to post three times a week with new topics about health, wellness, and wellbeing.

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Give us some feedback about the effectiveness of these four herbs or other formulas that you’ve tried for hair loss. Thanks so much for tuning in.

Have a great couple of days.

We’ll see you soon. Thank you.

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The #1 Master Tip To Lower Blood Sugar 2

The #1 Master Tip To Lower Blood Sugar (EASY DRINK!)

If you struggle with high blood pressure or high blood sugar, I’m about to share with you my favorite recipe to help lower blood sugar and give you better energy.

So the ingredients are quite simple. It takes just a couple of minutes to make up.

My #1 master tip…

So, the first is half an avocado. I already got that cut up there. The next is just Granny Smith apples. They add a little bit of tartness to it, just a slice of a Granny Smith apple. We’ve got some spinach, so the ingredients on this are based on protein, greens, and berries.

And the reason that we use proteins, greens and berries is all of those ingredients have been found to help lower blood sugar, have power antioxidant effects, and give you great energy.

berries for smoothieSo, I like to use frozen berries, and the reason I like to use frozen berries, research has actually shown that the freezing process help to rupture the cellular walls of blueberries and raspberries and strawberries, making their antioxidants more bio-available so you can absorb them better. So you can use any berries that you want, but certainly anything that’s dark in color, bright in color. Those are the proanthocyanidins, those important antioxidants that gives your insulin, your pancreas, the power to work well for you and give you incredible energy.

Kale for smoothiesSo, we’ve done an apple, we’ve done an avocado, we’ve done spinach, frozen berries. We’re going to do a little bit of kale, again these greens are fantastic for your liver, for your pancreas, for your blood sugar. We will add liquid, but first I want to talk about some of the proteins that we’re going to add.

almonds for smoothieSo the first are flax seeds. Flax seeds are loaded with healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, and a type of fiber called lignins which really help your pancreas and blood sugar. I add basically a pinch. I don’t get out my measuring spoon. And these are chia seeds. Chia seeds, again, powerful source of protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and lignin fibers. And then of course almonds add important protein source, and Omega-3 fatty acids as well.

berries for smoothieNow, for the last few ingredients, I do a little slice of beet. Beet is basically a liver super food, so it helps your liver process blood sugar, process toxins of all kinds, and for the liquids you can use yogurt. I prefer kefir, so kefir, give it a good shake here. Kefir actually contains more healthy probiotics, live bacteria per ounce than yogurt does. I use plain yogurt. You can use flavored yogurt if you desire, but yeah, kefir is tremendously high in healthy probiotics. And then for the main liquid, I use coconut milk. Coconut milk is chock full of medium chain triglycerides which help your pancreas produce normal amounts of insulin, reduces hemoglobin A1C.

So I’m going to get this going. Let’s get a glass here, all right. So let’s blend this up and see what the consistency is. We want to make sure it’s smooth, bright, green. All right, consistency looks good. You know, for me I think the berries made it a little too purple. I’m going to add a bit more green to it. I think it needs to be more green.

The greener that you can make this drink, the better it will be to help lower your blood sugar, lower your blood pressure.

blood sugar smoothie

All right, now this is the best part.

This is the best part because not only is this a super smoothie that helps lower your blood pressure, helps lower your blood sugar. I hope you’ve enjoyed my master tip on lowering blood sugar, extending your life, helping yourself. Please give this a video a like, and this is the best part. It’s delicious.

So have a smoothie. Have one smoothie. It takes, what, four minutes a day. Have one smoothie a day. Take action and try this recipe for the next week. See how it makes you feel. See what it does to your blood sugar levels. See how it helps your liver and your pancreas.

Dr Ryan Shelton

 

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What Are Plyometrics and Why Should You Care?

We all lead busy and hectic lives that makes it easy to let certain things fall by the wayside. For example, you might put off doing the laundry in favor of spending a few extra hours catching up on work. You might swing by the drive-through after work instead of hitting the grocery store and preparing a healthy meal. Once in a while, you just want to take the easy route, but there are some things that shouldn’t be neglected – your health is one of them.

As busy as you are, it is absolutely essential that you find time to work out. Not only will regular exercise help you maintain a healthy body weight and support your cardiovascular health, but it’s great for your mental health and wellness too! If you think you don’t have time for regular exercise, think again – there are plenty of options out there for high-intensity workouts that can be completed in less than thirty minutes. Many of these workouts focus on plyometrics to burn calories and tone muscles in a fraction of the time a traditional workout takes.

So, what exactly are plyometrics and how do you do them? Keep reading to learn the basics about plyometric exercises and to receive tips for incorporating them into your own workout.

What Are Plyometric Exercises?

The term “plyometrics” used to be synonymous with “jump training” because this type of exercise is characterized by dynamic moves like jumping, skipping, and hopping. Plyometrics do more than just help you build strength; they also stretch your muscles while helps to tone them. Including plyometrics in your workout can boost power, balance, strength, and agility. What you need to remember about plyometrics is that they are not designed for cardio – they shouldn’t be performed in a fast-paced circuit because you need to focus on form for both safety’s sake and to get the most out of the exercise.

So, what are some examples of plyometric exercises: Here are a few:

  • Plyo Push-Ups – Being in plank position with your hands directly under your shoulders, your body in a straight line. Slowly lower your chest to the floor then push up explosively from your hands – use enough force for your hands to leave the floor for a split second then land softly and repeat.
  • Plant Squats – Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and, with your weight on your heels, sit back and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Then, in one quick motion, drop your hands to the floor and kick your feet back into plank position, keeping your body straight from head to toe. Next, jump your feet back to the squat position and repeat.
  • X-Overs – Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and, with your weight in your heels and then squat slowly down. Stop when your thighs are almost parallel to the floor then jump forward, gaining as much height as you can, and land softly on your feet. Return to the quarter-squat position and then repeat.
  • Broad Jumps – Again, start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and, with your weight on your heels, sit back and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Jump up explosively and, as your feet leave the floor, cross your right leg over your left and back to land in the starting position. Return to the squat then repeat with the opposite leg.
  • Skater Jumps – Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and lower your body into squat position. With your weight on the right leg, push off to make a lateral move and land softly on your left leg, moving your right leg behind you like a skater. Repeat on the opposite leg.
  • Scissor Jumps – Begin in a standard lunge position with your right leg bent at a 90-degree angle, foot flat on the floor and your knee behind your toes. The other leg should be extended behind you, supported on the toe with the knee not touching the floor. Squat down then jump explosively up, switching leg positions in mid-air and landing softly. Repeat on the other side.

When performing plyometric exercises, you want to aim for more sets and fewer repetitions. The sweet spot is ten sets of three to five repetitions with 30 seconds of rest between sets. Using this formula and some of the exercises above, you can create a custom plyometric workout plan.

Sample Plyometric Workout

Now that you have a better understanding of what plyometric exercises are, you may be wondering what a plyo workout looks like. The beauty of plyometrics is that you don’t need any special equipment and you can generally use your own bodyweight for resistance.

So, whether you want to build power and balance, or you simply want to switch up your workout routine, plyos are worth a try. With this and other plyometric workouts, you can choose to perform all 10 sets of an exercise in a row, or you can alternate through them as you like. Here is a sample plyometric workout plan to try:

  1. Warm up with 10 minutes of light jogging and stretching to prepare your muscles.
  2. Exercise 1: Broad Jumps – 10 sets of 3 to 5 repetitions with 30 seconds rest between sets.
  3. Exercise 2: Plyo Push-Ups – 10 sets of 3 to 5 repetitions with 30 seconds rest between sets.
  4. Exercise 3: Scissor Jumps – 10 sets of 3 to 5 repetitions with 30 seconds rest between sets.
  5. Exercise 4: Plank Squats – 10 sets of 3 to 5 repetitions with 30 seconds rest between sets.
  6. Cool down with 10 minutes of walking or light jogging and stretching.

When it comes to getting your daily dose of exercise, it doesn’t really matter what you do as long as you’re moving. If you want to get the most bang for your buck with exercise, however, consider switching from long, drawn-out cardio sessions to shorter high-intensity workouts featuring plyometrics.

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