17 Powerful Antioxidants ~ To Help You Reduce Illness, Slow Ageing & Support Longevity!

“Load Yourself to the Eyeballs with Antioxidants & Vitamins”, says Cardiologist Dr Ross Walker.

One of the most plausible explanations for the events that surround ageing and disease is the accumulation of  ‘free-radicals’. Free-radicals are destructive molecules and are an inevitable by-product of living in the world we live in, subjected to pollutants everyday.

In 1956 Dr Denham Harman, one of the pioneers of anti-ageing medicine, proposed the free-radical theory of ageing. Dr Harman came to view ageing as simply a ‘disease’ caused by the destructive effects of free-radicals.

Free-radicals are the by-product of many different sorts of pollution. Things such as radiation, pesticide, chemicals, alcohol, tobacco, and lots of things of that type all cause metabolic breakdown of the tissue. Free-radicals are incomplete molecules that just go looking for electrons to make themselves complete. When they are in quantities too large for the body to deal with, they continually destroy healthy cells in the body, rendering them unable to carry out their role normally.

This process is a natural part of our physiology and a natural process in nature itself. We’ve all seen it, when we see metal – rust, rubber – crumble, or even cut an apple and see it go brown. We mostly know however, that if we put lemon juice (containing the antioxidant, Vitamin C) on the apple, it stops it from browning. We wrote back in 2010 about what antioxidants are and what they do for you, but what else do the experts say?

As with the apple, free radicals do a similar thing in your body at the expense of your cell membranes. They ‘turn it brown’, a result which as cell membranes fall apart causes your system to become sick. With continual bombardment from excess free radicals, the cell’s DNA is damaged, causing metabolic breakdown of our internal tissue and organs. This is a major part of ageing and degenerative disease in both our external appearance and our internal physiology.

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3 Tips for Optimal Prostate Health & Function

Getting personal about the health of your Prostate Gland.

Ok fellas – nothing scary, no examination, just a talk – so relax!

The Prostate gland in men, is about the size and shape of a walnut, but tends to get bigger as you get older (Remember, we’re still just talking about your Prostate Gland!) and over a third of all men over 50 years of age will have some symptoms of prostate enlargement.

By the way – prostate enlargement isn’t caused by cancer and it doesn’t increase your risk of developing prostate cancer and is medically termed ‘Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia‘ or BPH. Medicine generally states that the cause of this growth is unknown.

However ‘unknown’ the cause may be to medicine – when guys follow the Savvy 1-2-3 Philosophy, they often find a decrease in symptoms of poor prostate health and BPH.

The main problems that affect the Prostate are:

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Exhaustion Gone, Temper Tantrums Gone: How ‘Being Savvy’ Improved My Family’s Wellbeing!

Saturday Success Story: Carolyn shares the impact that ‘Being Savvy’ made for her family’s wellbeing!

After my first son Morris was born, he and I were quite unwell.

He had early surgery and wasn’t sleeping for more than two hours at a stretch – before or after. Obviously, we were both exhausted! At eleven months we stopped giving him wheat, dairy and breastmilk. His sleeping began to settle, but we were still not in a good way.

I spoke to a number of different practitioners and therapists (GP, naturopath, osteopath, Tresillian, cranial sacral therapist, a controlled crying person, all sorts of practitioners) to seek help.

“Nothing seemed to work. In fact we were both so exhausted that I was unable to make anything work.”

It was time to take different course of action . . .

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7 Health Benefits of Açaí Berry Juice!

Chances are that if you’ve even stepped near a health food store in the past few years, you’ve heard of an amazing super-fruit claimed to be one of the greatest super-foods of our time; the Acai/Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) berry. There are numerous healthy berries that would be a great addition to your diet, but the Acai berry is one of the healthiest berries you will ever find.

This antioxidant-rich fruit has been heralded for centuries as a healing, immune-stimulating, energy-boosting fruit. Research has shown that this antioxidant-rich berry may be able to fight the health problems associated with oxidative damage, not to mention many other health benefits.

Acai berries are the fruits of the acai palm, a species of palm tree native to Central and South America (Botanical name: Euterpe oleracea). These berries, which are characterized by their blueberry / grape-like appearance and bitter taste, have been cherished by the Amazonian natives for centuries due to their incredible medicinal properties. These properties, which are slowly being validated by ongoing studies, are the reason why acai berries, along with other Amazonian foods such as cacao and maca – have become synonymous with the ‘superfood’ label.

A superfood can be defined as a food that offers superior nutritional value for the amount of calories it contains. More and more people are starting to experience the health-giving benefits of superfoods such as Goji berries, Noni fruit and now Acai berries. Acai berries are considered one of the top superfoods, generally due to their incredible antioxidant properties, and are said to have numerous other health benefits. So what can Acai do for you?

Here’s 7 Health Benefits of Acai Berries

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No More Endometriosis, Period Pain & Now 17 Kg Lighter: How ‘Being Savvy’ Changed My Life!

Saturday Success Story: Angela shares the impact that ‘Being Savvy’ made in overcoming issues such as learning disabilities, immune dysfunction & IBS.

“Dealing with my own health problems and that of my daughters, I just thought I had to ‘suck it up’ and get on with life!

However overcoming major health problems really can be as easy as the ‘Savvy 1-2-3’. Stick with it and you’ll see the benefits!”

For Angela and her family, it was just the way ‘normal life’ was . . .

  • Painful Periods and Endometriosis ~ with drugs and a hysterectomy being the only suggestions offered!
  • Angela’s daughter with a learning disability ~ and not expected to be able to read or write!
  • Another daughter with an immune dysfunction so that she was constantly sick ~ and no treatment available apart from constant antibiotics!

 . . . and there was no improvement on the horizon.

Angela thought she just had to ‘suck it up, and get on with life’!

But that ALL CHANGED! Now the health of Angela and her family has been transformed.

Here’s a glimpse of Angela’s story . . .

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