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Menopause – The How, When and Why?

Oct 18th is World Menopause Day, a day founded to create awareness and to help throw some light on how best to support yourself while going through this time. 

Menopause is part of the natural evolution of the female body. It marks the end of female reproduction when a woman stops menstruating. 

You could split the experience of menopause into three different cycles. 

1. Pre-menopause and Perimenopause which happens as a transitional phase before menopause. 

2. Menopause itself which is often called ‘the change of life’ is usually diagnosed when you haven’t had a period in a year. 

3. Post menopause is the period after menopause 

Each one of these cycles has its own different challenges to be dealt with. 

Pre and Peri Menopause 

Pre-menopause is when you have no perimenopause or menopause symptoms. You are still in your reproductive years and menstruating, though sometimes it can be irregular. Hormonally, changes can be occurring, but you are not noticing any notable changes in your body. 

Perimenopause comes after pre-menopause. This usually lasts a long time often up to ten years before menopause. This is when oestrogen levels can sporadically go up and down and you can start to experience some of the symptoms of menopause. These symptoms may include: 

· Disturbed sleep patterns 

· Mood swings 

· Hot flashes 

· Changes in your menstrual cycle 

· Heavy PMS before periods 

· Weight gain 

· Breast tenderness 

· Loss of sex drive 

This usually happens before you hit menopause. 

Women can still get pregnant during perimenopause. 

Menopause 

Menopause is officially diagnosed one year after your last period. 

At this time women can no longer become pregnant naturally. 

The average woman reaches menopause at age 51. 

Normally it occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. 

This is when oestrogen and progesterone levels drop and the symptoms of menopause kick in. 

These symptoms include: 

· Hot flashes 

· Anxiety 

· Night sweats 

· Fatigue 

· Depression 

· Irritability 

· Insomnia 

· Vaginal dryness 

· Mood swings 

· Hair thinning or loss 

It’s at this time that many women turn to HRT to supplement their declining oestrogen levels. 

Many women find HRT a great support during this time, while others are not as convinced and keener to explore more natural alternatives. 

Postmenopause 

Postmenopause is the period from the onset of menopause that lasts the rest of your life. 

During post menopause, many of the symptoms a woman had before menopause decrease. 

Unfortunately with the lower level of oestrogen and other factors, women can be more at risk of health conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis. 

One positive aspect of post menopause is that you can regain lost energy. 

12 Tips to Help You through These Times 

One big thing to help you through these times is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This can really make a difference to have you at your best. 

Here are a few tips to help you: 

· Be active every day: walk, jog, play golf, tennis etc. 

· Do some weight-bearing exercises. Train in the gym 3 to 4 times a week. (This helps to keep your bones strong and your muscles firm). 

· Eat more natural foods: Lean meats, fish, dairy products, free-range poultry and eggs, fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, quinoa, whole grains, etc. 

· Avoid junk food: cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice cream, chocolate, sugar and sugary drinks. 

· Cut down on processed foods: white bread, white rice, pasta, pizzas, breakfast cereals, fast food etc. 

· Get 8 hours sleep a night. 

· Practice some form of conscious relaxation: yoga, meditation etc. 

· Be with supportive people who believe in you. 

· Drink alcohol in moderation. 

· Do progressive activities you like to do: dancing, golf, painting, travelling, acting etc. 

· Keep getting your regular health checks. 

· Give support to other women similar to yourself going through menopause. 

These tips will help you to have your best possible “change of life” 

They can really make a difference. 

There is however something else that can really make a telling difference to women during this time. 

This help comes in the form of certain nutrients that can play a big role in supporting the feminine balance in the body. 

Nutrients That Can Really Make a Difference 

The declining levels of oestrogen are a huge trigger in the onset of the unwanted symptoms of the menopause. 

This has prompted many health-conscious women to explore the benefits of plant oestrogens (phytoestrogens) to help make up this shortfall. 

Asian menopausal women generally report lower rates of physical and psychological symptoms than Western women do. (1) 

Their diets are traditionally richer in phytoestrogens. 

The most prominent source of phytoestrogens are the isoflavone–rich soya and red clover. 

The Power of Phytoestrogens 

For many years soya was the standard-barer as the best source of phytoestrogens, yet in more recent times many women are turning to red clover. 

While soya has 2 main isoflavones to help the menopausal balance, red clover has 4. 

Include more soya based foods in your normal diet and at the same time consider supplementing yourself with the addition of a good red clover supplement. 

One such supplement that really fits the bill here is Promensil

It is a power packed red clover formula specifically designed for ladies going through the menopause. 

For many years in Tony Quinn Educohealth it has been the go to product for women going through menopause. 

It has become a firm favourite with these health conscious women who love the support it can help give them at this time. 

Sexual Health 

For women interested in their sexual health, here are a few amazing botanicals that can really make a difference. 

The herb Muira Puama can be a real support with its ability to support good sexual relations in women. The herb Maca also helps in maintaining natural sexual activity and energy, while Korean Ginseng helps to maintain good sexual health. 

Each of these herbs and more are included in a special nutrient formula called Nova from Tony Quinn Educohealth. It can lend a woman some very valuable support at this time. 

Bone and Muscle Health 

Two of the big factors to hit us as we age are muscle loss and bone density diminishing. 

We could be the same weight we were 15 years ago, yet now instead of having firm toned muscle, everything appears to be sagging and hanging in the wrong places. This is a classic case of muscle loss. 

Our bones often become thinner which can result in osteoporosis. 

These are both conditions that are often associated with ageing and the menopause. 

A Woman’s Health Drink 

This is where Profemme a special high-protein, high-calcium, low fat, drink from Tony Quinn Educohealth can be a great addition to your diet. 

This delicious drink is specifically designed for women. 

Among other things it helps contribute to the maintenance of: 

· Normal bones 

· Muscle mass 

· Muscle function 

· Normal blood clotting 

It is also an ideal support to those on reducing diets and contains added soya isoflavones. This all adds up to a power packed woman’s supplement. 

The Best You Can Be 

The challenges a woman faces at the menopause can be disruptive and at times confusing. 

To help navigate your way around this try adopting some of the health tips we mentioned earlier in the blog. They really can make a difference. 

Also to help support yourself better at this time check out what the Promensil, Nova and Profemme can do for you. 

If you do we think you will pleasantly surprise yourself. 

Featured products – PromensilPan TacProfemmeBone & Nerve Formula

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2838208/

Written by Hugh Chambers – Holistic Nutritionist

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The Mechanics of Nutrition

It is strange to think that we can often take better care of our car than we do of our bodies and nutrition. 

We normally get our car serviced regularly, change the oil, filters, etc and this helps it go much better and last longer. Our bodies work in a similar way. 

Yet what are we doing to make sure that they work at their best? 

You wouldn’t put dirty petrol into your car and expect it to go well. 

Yet how is our own internal fuel? Are we fuelling our bodies with the required nutrition and healthy foods/fuel that allow us to operate at our best? 

Taking the Easy Way Out 

Unfortunately for many of us, we may be taking the easy route of eating too much junk food, fast food or overly processed food. 

According to the World Health Organization, globally there has been an increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in fat and sugars. 

While convenience-wise this is great, what is it doing for our body or mind? These are foods we can handle in small quantities but we were never meant to live on them. 

Real Food for Real People 

The body functions better when we eat foods as near to their natural state as possible: 

Fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, naturally reared meat, wild fish, nuts, seeds, wholegrain bread, dairy products etc. 

These foods help generate health in the body. 

If you are out of shape, have poor energy, lacking in nutrition and drive etc, try including more of these natural foods in your diet. 

In particular, people should be conscious of their protein intake. 

Heart Health Support 

Protein is so important in our lives. It helps form a shapely body, contributes to bone health and is vital to our well-being. 

It is also the most filling of the 3 macronutrients (Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates). 

This makes it especially important to those of us who want to get or stay in shape. 

Athletes are very conscious of their protein intake and nutrition as are many health-conscious people who are into healthy ageing. 

Yet what would you think if I said it can also help lower your bad cholesterol and contribute to your heart health. 

This would make it a very special valuable protein. 

It would also make it particularly interesting to people who are conscious of their shape and heart health. 

A New Dimension in Protein 

Lipo-Clear from Tony Quinn Educohealth is a dairy-based protein drink that also has some added ingredients that include Oat Beta Glucans (a special type of EU approved soluble fibre that has been shown to help lower cholesterol) and Vitamins D and K2-7. 

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Essentially what Vitamin K2-7 does is it helps the calcium you are taking in go to your bones instead of building up in other unwanted areas. 

Vitamin D (often called the sunshine vitamin) is also added to further improve calcium absorption. This can be especially useful during the low-sunlight, dark days of winter. It also contributes to: the normal function of the immune system and maintenance of normal bones, normal muscle function and normal teeth. 

Each serving also contains over 20gms of quality casein protein. 

It is easy to use. Just add some water and shake and you have a quick snack. 

A Tasty Treat 

However, even the best of things can prove to be an obstacle if they don’t taste good. 

This isn’t the case with the Lipo-Clear as it’s flavoured with almost 3gms of dried fresh Raspberries making it probably the tastiest Protein drink you have ever tried. 

Absolutely delicious when made on water, coconut water, oat or almond milk. 

Once tasted, you will know why it is such a firm favourite with Tony Quinn Educohealth customers. 

Written by Hugh Chambers, Holistic Nutritionist

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Study Time Comes Round Again

It’s that time of the year again and schools and colleges are open. The new terms have started and students are getting back into study mode.

It’s time to dust off the mental cobwebs of the summer break and get down to the serious business of learning. 

This can involve learning in many different ways, through lectures, videos, reading books, internet searches etc. 

In doing so, we use our brain to help process this information and frame it in a form that will help us succeed in whatever field we are studying. 

For many, this can be quite taxing with long hours spent studying vast amounts of information. This can often result in tiredness and fatigue. 

To help keep us more alert or mentally energised many turn to energy drinks or copious amounts of coffee. 

While this can work short-term, long-term it can lead to many people being more highly strung and irritable and disrupted sleep patterns. 

Coffee in itself doesn’t have a negative impact, but when you overdo it or mix it with stress, sugar and a sedentary lifestyle it can create a perfect storm that can really come back to bite you. 

So on one hand you are getting energy yet on the other you could be making yourself more hyper or stressed. 

The high-sugar, high-caffeine, energy drinks are another matter. 

The consumption of these energy booster drinks is becoming a growing concern for many in the medical field. 

Health Studies 

More studies highlighting potential health concerns are now coming more to light. 

One such study is the John Higgins of McGovern Medical School in Houston. 

In this study, 44 non-smoking medical students in their 20’s after just one 24 oz energy drink were found to have impairment in blood flow. 

Before the energy drink, vessel dilation was on average 5.1% in diameter, after consuming the energy drink it fell to 2.8% diameter. This suggests acute impairment of vascular function. All of this occurred within just 90 minutes of taking the energy drink. (1). 

Good blood flow is a very important aspect of cardiovascular health. 

Other studies show significant increases in blood pressure from acute energy drink consumption. (2) 

These are not very encouraging signs for those of us fond of the energy buzz we get from high-sugar high-caffeine drinks. 

The World Health Organization in 2014 expressed concern over the usage of high-sugar high-caffeine drinks by younger people. (3) 

What can we do then to safely give us the energy we need to support us in our mental endeavours? 

10 Tips to Naturally Support our Mental Alertness 

Avoid screen time for 90 minutes before bed (The blue light from the screen may be interfering with the sleep-inducing hormone Melatonin in your brain). 

Balance your sleep by getting a minimum of 7 to 9 hours a night. 

Eat more natural protein-rich foods (these help supply the brain with amino acids that help make up neurotransmitters). 

Protein-rich foods include lean meat, fish, free-range poultry, free-range eggs, dairy products, quinoa, nuts and seeds. 

Include more fresh fruit, vegetables and grains like oatmeal, brown rice and millet in your diet. 

Go easy on the alcohol (This can slow down brain function). 

Cut out junk food: cakes, biscuits sweets, ice cream, chocolate, soft drinks etc. 

Go easy on the fats and processed food: takeaways, fried food, white bread, white rice, pasta, pizzas, sugar, etc. 

Do some form of exercise 3 times a week: gym, running, tennis, golf, etc 

Learn to meditate or do some form of relaxation exercise every day. 

All of these tips will help support you in getting your best results in your studies; however, another way to help support your mental health is by taking the right health supplements. 

Help from Nature 

Firstly for those who are constantly tired and wiped out, there is an excellent nutritional support formula that helps reduce tiredness and fatigue. 

This natural formula is called Mind Focus from Tony Quinn Educohealth. 

It is sugar and caffeine-free. 

Contains Pantothenic Acid among other nutrients; that helps reduce tiredness and fatigue and it also contributes to normal mental performance. 

Another important brain function is it is involved in is the synthesis of some neurotransmitters. 

(Neuro-transmitters are like the brain sparks that carry messages from one brain cell to another). 

Well-known neurotransmitters include Dopamine, Serotonin and Acetylcholine. 

Neuro-transmitters are very important to our mental health. 

How is your brain sparking? 

Start Today 

Why not start today and adopt some of the healthy mind tips from above into your daily routine? The more you take them on board the better you should feel and that can have a positive effect on your ability to study. 

Also, go easy on the coffee and the energy drinks. 

When your energy goes south instead of hitting the caffeine and sugar, try Mind Focus to help relieve that tiredness and fatigue. 

It can be an ideal support for you in your more brain-taxing moments. 

Written by Hugh Chambers – Holistic Nutritionist  

(1) https://newsroom.heart.org/news/just-one-energy-drink-may-hurt-blood-vessel-function

(2) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1060028016656433 

(3) https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/nutrition/news/news/2014/10/energy-drinks-cause-concern-for-health-of-young-people

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Is This Slimming’s Greatest Secret?

Did you ever see someone lose weight where they looked awful and you said to yourself, “They shouldn’t have bothered”? 

They appear to be at their right weight yet their face is so gaunt, their arms and legs are skinny and they still have a bit of a tummy. 

It’s amazing how the person can get so fixated with the weighing scales yet find it very hard to see the truth of them self in the mirror. 

Who wants to look great on the scales and terrible in the mirror? 

Unfortunately they have made the cardinal mistake of slimming; they have lost valuable muscle in their effort to lose weight. 

Muscle is what gives you shape, but it also has another very important function, it helps support our metabolic rate (our body’s ability to burn fat for energy). 

Why get rid of the very thing that not only gives you good shape, but also helps you maintain that shape? 

Searching the Web for Answers 

When faced with this problem people then usually go on the web for answers. 

We type in: best ways to lose weight, fastest way to lose weight, diet pills, slimming tablets, weight loss programs, easy ways to lose weight, quick weight loss, diets to lose weight quick, tips to lose weight, etc. 

The amount of information we get back can be bewildering and unfortunately much of it is not always that accurate. 

If anything it can leave you even more confused trying to separate the facts from the fiction. 

However two great markers of successful weight loss are as follows. 

The Core Secrets of Successful Weight Loss 

The answer is always fat-loss not just weight loss. (Who wants to lose their best curves or shapely muscle?) 

This approach contrasts hugely from standard weight loss information based on the advice of taking less calories in and doing more exercise to burn existing calories. 

Muscle is one of your biggest allies in helping you win your shape battle. 

The next step is to firm up or even gain more muscle. That is how you get in better shape. Simply put, lose fat and gain muscle. 

A Happy Mirror-Image 

Let’s face it I’m sure you wouldn’t mind what you weighed if you saw a buffed, toned, shapely-figure looking back at you in the mirror. 

This would allow you to put on your favourite clothes and strut your stuff showing off your great figure or physique. 

It would give you a great lift and is such a confidence-booster. 

What then can you do to set this process in motion? 

12 Tips to Help Get You in Your Best Shape 

· Eat natural unprocessed food: Fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat, fish, free range poultry, whole grains, quinoa and more sparingly nuts and seeds. 

· Cut out junk food: Cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice-cream, chocolate, etc 

· Cut out sugar, sugary drinks, take-away foods and go easy on the alcohol. 

· Eat 4 to 6 smaller meals a day. 

· Eat protein at every meal. 

· Weight-train for 3 to 5 times a week in the gym. 

· Go for a 20 minute walk every day. 

· Get 8 hours sleep every night. 

· Switch to healthy substitutes for less desirable foods. 

· Keep a journal to monitor your progress. 

· Give yourself realistic goals and try holding yourself to them. 

· Measure your waist and check yourself out in the mirror rather than weigh yourself on the scales. 

All of these tips are a really good idea and can make a big difference in helping you get in your best shape. 

However there is also something else that can make a big difference here and that is, taking the right health supplements. 

Health Supplements 

In the last 50 years there has been a huge growth in the health supplement industry. 

During that time has seen many breakthroughs in the field of nutritional science. 

Some of the most interesting of these being in the field of weight-loss and getting in shape. 

There are many products on the market today claiming to help you do this. 

Unfortunately often many of these don’t deliver on their promise. 

Health Supplements That Have Proven the Test of Time 

For over 40 years we in Tony Quinn Educohealth have been pioneering a unique approach towards getting in shape. 

It involves working along with the body’s natural ability to both, burn fat and firm muscle. 

During that time we have tweaked and improved our already great approach to make it more effective. 

Back in 1985 when we introduced the amino-acid formula Amino-Or they were an instant sensation. A few years later we added in another amino-acid formula Amino-Energise and customer feedback was even better. 

In the last few years we have added in the delicious Proform Protein shakes and the mineral Magnesium and this has taken things onto a different level. 

(The Proform Protein shakes can be made into tasty protein shakes, desserts, or can be added to smoothies. This makes them so convenient and easy to use). 

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From You to Superyou 

This powerful combination of specialized nutrients, have quite literally taken the chore out of getting in shape. 

They have proven the test of time and are still as popular as ever. 

If you are someone who finds them self looking to lose some unwanted weight then they can be a great option for you. 

They can really help stack the weight loss odds in your favour. 

These four nutritional powerhouses are contained in the Tony Quinn Educohealth’s You to Super You Box. 

We have got results for generations of people. 

A big plus for the Tony Quinn Educohealth You to Superyou Box is the way it helps work along with the body’s natural fat burning process. 

It is also lends valuable support to our muscle building process. 

These are two vital components of getting in shape. 

So at first don’t worry about the weighing scales, it’s your shape that matters. 

Use the mirror as your judge. 

When you fit on your favourite clothes and notice how well you look in the mirror you will think to yourselves how this has been so worth it. 

It’s great to see the wrong parts disappearing and the right parts appearing. 

That’s what we all want. It’s what makes us smile and feel happy in our skin. 

The nutrients in the Tony Quinn Educohealth You to Super You Box have helped so many people in those 35 years; let’s see what they can do for you.

Written by Hugh Chambers, Holistic Nutritionist

Youthful Ageing – Can it be done?

Ageing is a funny thing. It’s as if one day you are looking at this young healthy person in the mirror then all of a sudden that person is replaced by this older person looking back at you. 

Does it have to be like this? 

The Winning and Losing in Ageing 

Age is something we all face. It’s part of our journey through this world. Yet how is it some people seem to do it so much better than others? 

It’s as if they are taking sly sips from the Fountain of Youth, defying the ageing process and living an adventurous, happy, healthy, later life. 

So how can we retain that vitality and health as we age? 

One thing that really helps is a healthy lifestyle. 

7 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle 

Natural foods help give you a more natural body. Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats, fish, free range poultry, whole grains, pulses, beans, nuts, seeds, vegetarian and vegan proteins etc. 

Cut down on processed foods like take-aways, cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice-cream, chocolate, sugar, sugary drinks, etc. 

Cut down on alcohol and reduce or stop smoking. 

Do some resistance exercise (weight training), three to four times a week. 

Go for a 20 minute walk every day, and try to get a minimum of 8 hours sleep every night. 

Cut down on screen-time (computers, phones, TV’s etc). Especially for two hours before bed. (For more information on this, check out blue light screens and the natural sleep inducing hormone melatonin). 

Science and Ageing 

Another challenge we face as we age is that our bodies are continually being bombarded by toxins called free radicals. They attack and damage our cells and have been implicated in contributing to the negative signs of ageing. 

These negative signs include everything from arthritis and asthma right down to heart disease and cancer, and are also implicated in the wrinkling of the skin. 

We need a certain amount of free-radicals, but our problems begin where they start to over-tax our immune defences and our system can’t stop their destructive activity. 

The problem is that as we age, free radical damage really does go into overdrive, and is widely acknowledged as one of the main contributory causes of ageing. 

Free Radicals – Where They Come From 

We can’t stop free radicals coming into the body. 

They come in from stress, radiation, computers, mobile phones, sunlight, a lot of fats in our diet, alcohol, cigarette smoke, etc. 

What can we do then to combat the damaging effect free radicals can have on our body? 

Help From the Good Guys 

This is where our own superhero defenders come into play. Our Body’s natural defence unit that deals with these nasty toxins is our immune system. This is largely fuelled by amazing defenders called antioxidants. 

These antioxidants use their nutritional superpowers combating bacteria, viruses and toxins that threaten our body. 

Chief among these are the Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and the minerals Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium and Selenium. 

Other very useful antioxidants are Pomegranate, Green Tea, Ginseng, Broccoli-Sprout, Spirulina and Lycopene. 

These are all very valuable antioxidants to have at our disposal to help support us in our advancing years. 

A New Level of Antioxidant Support 

There is already an antioxidant formula that contains all of these antioxidants and more.

It is called Cell Rejuvenation Mix by Tony Quinn Educohealth. 

Together they help form a potent antioxidant defence unit, and come in an easy-to-use tablet form and can be taken with meals. 

This makes them ideal to help provide you with the best of antioxidant support, with benefits that contribute to: 

Normal skin and vision (Vit A). 

Normal Immune Function (B12). 

Reduction of tiredness and fatigue (Vit C, Magnesium and Vit B3). 

Collagen Formation (Vit C). 

Thyroid Function (Iodine). 

Fertility (Zinc). 

Respiratory health (Hesperitin). 

Healthy Ageing (Lycophene). 

Improve concentration and coordination (Panax Ginseng). 

Normal bones, gums, teeth and hair health (Magnesium, Vit C and Biotin). 

That’s some support for one antioxidant formula. 

Start Where You Are At 

Making a change in how you live can be easy for some and not so easy for others, yet we can all start taking steps to improve. 

The big thing is do something and not just stand still and to try adopting some of the Healthy Lifestyle tips from earlier. They really can make such a difference for the better. 

Including Tony Quinn Educohealth Cell Rejuvenation Mix in your daily regime could be a very good place to start. 

It could be the ideal spark to ignite the whole process for you. 

Written by Hugh Chambers, Holistic Nutritionist

Obesity Increases Health Risks from Covid-19

Some very interesting news has come to light in relation to obesity and Covid-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, being overweight or obese can increase the risk of severe illness from Covid-19. 

It has been known from early days in the pandemic, the risk factor associated with obesity and Covid-19. 

Approximately 78% of US hospital patients admitted with Covid-19 (from March to December 2020) were either obese or overweight. (28.3% were overweight and 50.8% were obese). (1). 

This is not good news for either the overweight or the obese. 

What was already an uncomfortable position has now become a potential health concern. 

What can be done to help lose this weight? 

Doing the Same Thing That Didn’t Work Before 

Tried all the diets, did all the exercise routines and still couldn’t seem to lose the weight? Even if it was lost, it usually shot right back up when the diet was broken. 

Does this sound familiar? If so the chances are you have made the classic mistakes of weight loss. 

6 Classic Mistakes of Weight Loss 

· Don’t just lose weight, make sure it’s fat you lose. 

· Don’t lose muscle (muscle helps support the body’s own fat-burning process). 

· Don’t count calories (you could have the same amount of calories in a can of tuna as a small fruit cake but they will help give you two different bodies). Eat more nutritious foods instead. 

· Don’t overdo it on the aerobics (This can help you lose valuable metabolism-supporting muscle). 

· Don’t starve yourself (again this can help you lose muscle). 

· Don’t become obsessed with the weighing scales. (There are times when you can be at the right weight but in the wrong shape, where you don’t look well and have lost it from your face and neck). 

These are all common failings of weight loss regimes that let people down. 

However here are a few healthy tips for a healthy more natural weight loss. 

10 Healthy Tips to Help Get You in Shape 

· Lose only what you don’t want (the fat hanging in the wrong places). 

· Make sure to firm up your muscle tissue (the parts that help give you shape). 

· Focus more on your measurements and how you look in the mirror than on what you weigh on the scales. 

· Eat a more natural diet: lean meat, fish, free range poultry, low fat cheese, quinoa, fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, etc. 

· Make sure to have a nutritious breakfast every day. 

· Eat some form of protein at every meal. 

· Cut down on processed foods: cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice-cream, chocolate, sugar, take-away food, pasta, pizzas, fried foods, processed cereals, etc. 

· Go for a 20 minute walk every day. 

· If possible do three weight training sessions a week. 

· Keep a diary to help you set realistic goals and monitor how you are doing. 

All these tips will help greatly stack the odds in your favour for healthy weight loss. However there is also another great way to help get you into your best healthy shape. 

This involves using some unique natural health supplements that are a great support to those who want to lose that unwanted fat and firm up our muscle. 

A Tried and Trusted System 

Back in 1985 a revolutionary new weight-loss product came on the market. It was called Amino-Or and it took the weight-loss industry in Ireland by storm. 

People started to use it and the results that came back were amazing. It quickly became a firm favourite with Tony Quinn Educohealth customers. 

This continued until 1997 when an amazing new amino-acid formulation called Amino-Energise was introduced to accompany the Amino-Or. 

This ‘Dynamic Duo’ then proceeded to get even better results and took the Tony Quinn Educohealth firming program onto a totally different level. 

In 2017 two more valuable additions were added to this program in the shape of the delicious Proform Protein powder and the mineral Magnesium. 

This new combination of these four firming-up powerhouses comprises

the Tony Quinn Educohealth ‘You to Super You Box’ 

It has quite literally taken the chore out of getting in shape. 

A Support like No Other 

The ‘You to Super You Box’ became an instant favourite with our weight conscious customers and continues to get ever-better results. 

Among other benefits it also contributes to: 

· The reduction of tiredness and fatigue 

· The normal functioning of the nervous system 

· The electrolyte balance 

· The maintenance of normal bones 

This helps make the ‘You to Super You Box’ not only an excellent support in your getting-into-shape program but also a valuable health support too. 

The First Step 

It is so important to safeguard your health during Covid-19 and beyond. Being in good shape is one very good option for you. 

It appears from the US data that being out of shape puts you more at risk. 

Start today to take steps to help get you in the best shape possible. The above Healthy Tips are a very good option. 

Please try them and see what they can do for you. 

Alternatively the ‘You to Super You Box’ could be a really good option for you. 

It can really help kick-start your shape program and also offer some valuable health support too. 

In the meantime Stay Healthy and Stay Safe. 

(I). https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7010e4.htm

New Insights into Heart and Sex Health

Amazing botanicals from around the world! Some botanicals can lend very valuable support to our heart and sex health. 

Pomegranate Extract helps you have a healthy cholesterol level, healthy heart and blood vessels. 

Muira Puama helps for good sexual relations in women. 

Rye Pollen helps with bladder and prostate health. 

Maca helps in maintaining natural sexual activity and energy. 

Urtica Dioica helps maintain heart health. 

Korean Ginseng helps to maintain good sex health. 

Go With the Flow (Nitric Oxide) 

Men need it, women need it, animals need it and plants need it. 

What we all need is an incredible small gaseous molecule called Nitric Oxide. This gas works as a signalling molecule in amazing ways in many types of body processes. 

Basically it is a big player in how well our blood flows throughout our body. 

Good blood flow is so important to our overall health. 

The Importance of Good Blood Flow 

Our blood is like an internal river. This river flows through a unique network of arteries, veins and capillaries. These work like an internal plumbing system that helps transport (through the blood) essential nutrients to vital parts of the body. 

Everything from our heart, brain and nervous system right down to our skin, hair and sex organs are fed by this wonderful internal river. 

A healthy blood flow can have such a beneficial effect on all of these things. 

It is also a valuable support to those who like to work out due to its ability to support muscle pump. 

It helps keep us firing on all cylinders. 

Things That Can Adversely Affect Our Blood Flow 

An unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercise, smoking, eating junk food, etc. can contribute to diabetes, obesity and other health conditions. These health issues can cause poor circulation and adversely affect our blood flow. 

This can result in symptoms like muscle-cramp, digestive issues, pain and cold feet or hands. 

The Role of Nitric Oxide 

Nearly every cell in the body produces Nitric Oxide (NO). It works as a vasodilator, relaxing the inner muscles of the blood vessels causing them to widen. This in turn helps increase blood flow. 

The bad news is our body’s production of NO declines with age. 

The good news is that given the right nutrients our body can make up more of its own NO. 

The amino-acids L-Arganine and L-Citrulline help support NO production in our body. NO’s ability to support healthy blood flow is especially important for the healthy function of the heart, brain, digestion, sex glands and other organs. 

It is also much in demand by athletes interested in having their circulation work at its best. 

Combine Botanicals With Nitric Oxide 

It would appear then to be a great idea to combine the above mentioned botanicals with the benefits to be had from NO’s blood flow qualities. 

This has been done in the shape of a nutritional formula called Nova from Tony Quinn Educohealth. 

It contains the NO precursors L-Arganine and L-Citrulline along with Pomegranate Extract, Macca, Rye Pollen, Muira Puama, Korean Ginseng, Urtica Dioica, as well as other nutrients that help support energy. 

This makes Tony Quinn Educohealth Nova an ideal adult formula for both men and women. 

Heart and Sex Health 

With people so conscious of their heart health these days Tony Quinn Educohealth Nova can be an ideal support. 

Why settle for a lower level of yourself when you can be firing on all cylinders? 

Try Tony Quinn Educohealth Nova for yourself and experience the benefits of combining the botanicals with the modern nutritional support of the amazing amino-acids L-Arganine and L-Citrulline. 

With helpful benefits like: 

Maintaining natural sexual activity and energy 

Maintaining heart health 

Helps to maintain good sex health 

Helps you have a healthy cholesterol level, healthy heart and blood vessels 

For good sexual relations in women 

Bladder and prostate health 

Tony Quinn Educohealth Nova. 

Why wait any longer? 

Don’t you think it is about time you really went for it?

Parents and Children cooking

Are We Doing The Best For Our Children?

Being a parent today can be a big challenge. We are charged with bringing these amazing little children into the world and looking after them until they are old enough to look after themselves.

We look out for them in many different ways, make sure they are fed and clothed, keep them warm and safe and do our best to allow them to have the happiest childhood possible.

In the process, we help them grow as a person.

However, now more than ever, new challenges are appearing that can interfere with the natural progression of our children from infancy to adulthood.

The Benefits of a New World

The amazing world we live in today has so many wonderful innovations that have made life so much easier for us and exciting for our children.

The phones in our pockets keep us in instant communication with each other. We can see the news from all around the world beamed into our sitting rooms on our flat screened TV’s.

We can eat an exciting culinary mix from ethnic restaurants and take-aways within easy distance from where we live, surf the net for information we never could get access to before and fly abroad on sun holidays and explore new cultures.

Are These Benefits Really Helping Our Children?

Yet despite all of this, how are we doing as people? We are probably more out of shape now than at any other time in human existence.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is so concerned by this that they have coined a new term ‘Globesity’ for the epidemic of obesity swamping our world.

According to their figures from 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight, with over 650 million of these obese.

With about seven billion people in the world, this is roughly one in every four people on the planet overweight.

In a recent Eurostat 2019 report, Ireland was found to be behind Malta as the second most obese country in the EU. In the report, 56% of all Irish adults were found to be overweight. 

One of the big problems is that it is not just the adults that are overweight, our children are also following suit.

The Expert View

The World Health Organization state: 

‘The fundamental causes behind the rising levels of childhood obesity are a shift in diet towards increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in fat and sugars but low in vitamins, minerals and other healthy micronutrients and a trend towards decreased levels of physical activity’.

Approximately one in every five children in Ireland is either overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese in childhood can also lead to serious health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Not to mention it can often be difficult for overweight children to shed their weight and end up battling this weight for the rest of their lives.

This can lead to psychological problems and a negative self-image.

Would you want your child to be stuck in this vicious cycle? 

What Can We Do to Reverse This Trend?

A big help here is to adopt a healthier lifestyle for both ourselves and our children. This would include:

  • Eat food in as near to its natural state as possible. Fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds etc.
  • Make sure to eat protein at every meal.
  • Avoid junk food: cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice-cream, chocolate and sugar.
  • Go easy on the fast food, take-aways, etc.
  • Do a minimum of 20 minutes exercise a day.
  • Cut down on screen-time (mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TV’s etc).
  • Avoid sugary drinks.
  • Include healthy substitutes in your diet.

All these steps will help turn the tide of adult and childhood overweight problems. 

The Importance of Protein

Protein is especially important in this as it helps make up the solid tissue in our body. That is why it is a good idea to make sure you are taking in protein at every meal. 

A big advantage of protein is that it is by far the most filling of the three food groups (protein, fats and carbohydrates).

It can also help curb your appetite because of the way it helps reduce Ghrelin levels (the hormone that helps you feel hungry).

It also helps boost the levels of the hormone that helps you feel full (Peptide YY). 

You can get your protein mainly from meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, beans, quinoa, etc.

Unfortunately for many parents, their children may be fussy eaters and not very interested in eating enough of these foods on a regular basis.

This can create a bit of struggle making make sure they are getting in all that they need in their diet.

A great way around this is to give your child a protein supplement that tastes great, yet supplies exactly what they need protein-wise.

The Answer

This is where a delicious children’s protein from Tony Quinn’s Educohealth Proform Chocolate for Children really comes into its own. 

It is especially for children and is absolutely delicious to taste.

It is also a great source of bone-friendly calcium and its tasty chocolate flavour makes it a big hit with children. 

Being high in protein and calcium and containing added Vitamin D* makes it especially useful for normal growth and development of bone in children.

More good news is that it is low in fat and suitable for vegetarians.

It is quick to prepare and an ideal breakfast treat or lunchtime snack.

It can be made into milkshakes, desserts, or when added with gelatine can be a great filling for a healthy cheesecake.

It’s hard to believe that something that tastes this great can be so good for you!

Your children will be thrilled with you for introducing them to this delicious treat.

You will be helping stack the odds on their side for them to have their most productive happy childhood.

The look of pleasure on their face when they take their first few sips of the Proform drink will make it all so worthwhile.

*For more info on: How much Vitamin D for Children, check out https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3476526/

Stress

Is This The Answer To Stress?

Stress! We never know when it will hit? It could be work-related, relationship hassles, financial problems, noisy neighbours, loneliness, etc.

This can put a lot of pressure on our nervous system to a point where we find it hard to cope.

Stress symptoms vary with each individual. These can include: feeling uptight, anxious, irritable, lacking in energy, fatigued, have problems sleeping and digesting our food, where even simple tasks can become difficult.

Cortisol – The Stress Hormone

This can lead our body to release excessive amounts of Cortisol the stress hormone that helps give us the energy to deal with the immediate stress.* The problem is our body is designed to deal mainly with short-term stress (Fight or flight syndrome).

If Cortisol production is * constant it can have a very detrimental effect on the body. Stress symptoms like burn-out and exhaustion can often follow.

Stress Research

It is interesting to note that according to the Health and Safety Executive in 2014/15, stress accounted for 35% of all work-related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost in the UK due to ill health.

To offset this we try and unwind by watching TV, surfing the net, etc.

Yet is this really doing it for us? Or are we one of those people that just can’t unwind and switch off? It can be like we are on a stress thread-mill where we can never seem to get off.

What can we do to help here* you may ask?

10 Steps to Help Cope with Stress

  1. Go for a 20 minute walk in nature every day.
  2. Limit screen time (TV, phones, tablets, laptops, etc) to 3 hours a day. It is especially important to avoid watching screens for one to two hours before bed. (Screens help emit a blue light that can interfere with the sleep–inducing hormone melatonin).
  3. Try and get at least two hours of direct sunshine or daylight every day. (This helps align our sleep regulating circadian-rhythm).
  4. Learn to meditate.
  5. Be less self-critical both of yourself and others.
  6. Count your blessings: List some of the really good things going on in your life: good friends, nice home, good shape, good health, great hair, ability to laugh at yourself, great job, great parents, great kids, great wife, great husband, etc. 
  7. Exercise 3 to 4 times a week: jogging, yoga, Tai-chi, home gym, etc.
  8. Eat healthy: fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fish etc.
  9. Avoid junk food: cakes biscuits, sweets, chocolate, ice-cream and also sugar and salt.
  10. Go easy on take-out foods (no more than once a week) and only drink alcohol in moderation.

Try doing these steps and see the difference it can make for you.

The Difference That Helps Make the Difference

Something else well worth considering is an amazing nutrient that has often been fondly referred to as “The Happy Vitamin” (Vitamin B5 / Panthothenic acid) or Pantac.

If we are anxious or wound up, it helps contribute to normal mental performance.

For those of us exhausted or lacking in energy, it can also help contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and help our brain communicate effectively.

These are all areas that can hit us hard when the tsunamis of stress hits. This is where Pantac’s contribution to these functions can prove invaluable.

So next time stress rears its ugly head, try Pantac.

Then perhaps you will understand why for over 40 years it has been such a firm Tony Quinn Educohealth favourite with our customers interested in their mental health.

immune support

Immune Support – Are you short-changing yourself?

When you wake up in the morning how do you feel? Are you more conscious of immune support in the time we are in?

As you get out of bed, is your energy good or are you dragging yourself around?

 How is your skin when you look in the mirror? Are you happy with it?

Do your teeth and gums look good or are something else going on?

Do you feel relaxed and healthy in yourself?

In other words, are you operating at your normal healthy best?

If not, then have I got good news for you?

The Missing Link

You may be overlooking a vital nutrient in your diet that can play a big part in helping you here.

If you are one of those constantly suffering from tiredness and fatigue and dragging yourself around the place, this can be a real find for you.

There is nothing worse than not having the energy to accomplish the things that are important in our life, play with the kids, go dancing, walk in nature, do some gardening, play sport, etc. Now you can do something to help with this.

Looking and Feeling Your Best

This nutrient also helps in the collagen formation in normal healthy skin and teeth, which is especially important when you want to look your best for those special occasions, important meetings, first dates, weddings, etc.

An added bonus is it aids in the normal functioning of the nervous system and our psychological function.

This is important in the modern stressful world. Our mental health can be challenged by different stresses in our lives.

For example project deadlines, mortgage problems, study, lock-downs, etc.

Vital Immune Support

The good news is it doesn’t stop there as it also aids the immune system, that invaluable protector of the body’s health, from harmful viruses and toxins that cause disease.

This can be ideal health and immune support in these challenging times…

And lastly, it also helps contribute to the health of the bones which is a big plus with bone health issues such a big concern in the world today.

The magic nutrient I am talking about is Vitamin C.

The Difference That Makes the Difference

Vitamin C came to prominence with British sailors as far back as the mid-1700. During that time foods high in this vitamin helped prevent the dreaded disease of scurvy. Almost all of the ship’s crew were wiped out on long voyages by this horrible disease. It was then British sailors were issued limes which are a high source of Vitamin C and this put an end to this scourge of the long voyages.

The Americans coined a phrase to describe the British sailors calling them “Limeys” which has lasted to this day.

My Dad Shows the Way

When I was very young my dad used to have this unusual habit. Any time he was not feeling well he would go to bed with a big bag of oranges.

He would then only eat these oranges for the rest of that day or the next and normally this would rid him of anything that ailed him.

He swore by this yet the rest of us in the family never followed suit.

The thought of eating 10 to 12 oranges a day was too much for us.

It was years later when I learned about the health-giving properties of Vitamin C. It is then I realized how smart my dad was eating Vitamin C-rich oranges.

Where he found out about this I don’t know yet it really seemed to work for him.

Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Champions Vitamin C

Two-time Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Linus Pauling was a huge fan of Vitamin C for immune support.

He recommended it for among other things the common cold and to help us age in a better way and, personally took in up to 10,000 mg of Vitamin C a day in supplemental form and spoke at length of its benefits.

At the age of 93 he died.

The great Albert Einstein said of him: “Ah that man is a real genius”

Where to find Vitamin C

A big problem is that, unlike most animals, we as humans don’t makeup vitamin C in our bodies. This means that we have to get it through our food every day.

The best natural sources of Vitamin C come mainly from fresh fruit and vegetables. These would include oranges, lemons, limes, pineapples, kiwis, yellow peppers, parsley, and thyme.

Getting in your famous ‘five a day of fresh fruit and vegetables will go a long way in supplying your vitamin C needs.

Unfortunately, some of us may find this hard to do.

It may be a busy lifestyle, long working hours, or other factors that interfere with us doing this.

An Easy Way to Supply Your Vitamin C Needs

A great way around this is to take a Vitamin C health supplement to help make sure we are amply supplied here.

It has been long touted as an invaluable health aid in immune support.

An excellent way to start on this wonder nutrient is to try Energy-C sachets, which consist of 1000mgs of vitamin C with accompanying vitamins and minerals in powder form.

With its orange flavour it is delicious to taste. Just add a little water and you are up and running.

With all of these invaluable benefits maybe it’s time you checked it out and see for yourself what Energy-C can do for you?

vitamin c

Vitamin C – A Life-Saver That Helped Change our World

It helped save British sailor’s lives, great scientists raved about it and we would be dead (Lost) without its vital immune support.

The Magic ingredient is Vitamin C.

This wonder nutrient first came to prominence back in the 1700s. During this time the British Navy had a huge problem with their sailors dying from the disease scurvy.

During the “Age of Exploration” (from 1500 to early 1800’s) it is reputed that almost 2,000,000 seamen died of scurvy.

Legendary explorer Vasco da Gama’s crew fell foul to scurvy in 1499.

A staggering 116 of his 170 men died mostly due to scurvy.

The famous explorer Magellan too fell foul to scurvy in 1520 with 208 of his 230 strong crew, mainly falling to scurvy.

During the 18th century alone more British sailors died of disease than from military action.

Royal Navy surgeon James Lind discovered when he gave the men vitamin C-rich oranges and limes they had a remarkable recovery. Up to this scurvy claimed the lives of many sailors on almost all long voyages.

Not long afterward the British Navy adopted a policy of including citrus juice in the men’s daily rations.

This led to the nickname ‘Limeys’ given to the British sailors.

This led to the end of the scourge of scurvy.

Nobel Prize Winner

One of the big champions of the benefits of Vitamin C was Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Linus Pauling.

Pauling wrote several books including Vitamin C the common cold and the flu and Cancer and Vitamin C.

Pauling himself was such a fan that he personally took in up to 10,000 mg of vitamin C a day to help keep him operating at his best.

He was an American Icon: Two time Nobel Prize winner, chemist, chemical engineer, and peace activist. New Scientist dubbed him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time.

Albert Einstein said of him “Ah that man is a real genius”

In later years Pauling discovered the immense health possibilities of Vitamin C.

This led him to devote much of the latter part of his years to promoting the benefits Vitamin C and orthomolecular medicine (the practice of maintaining human health through the use of nutritional supplements).

It obviously worked well for him as he lived productively to the ripe old age of 93.

The Brilliant Mind that Discovered Vitamin C

The person who first discovered Vitamin C was brilliant Hungarian Physiologist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. This amazing man won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1937 for this great discovery.

A staunch believer in human rights he donated his prize money to the Finnish resistance to the Russian invasion of their country in 1939. 

He helped bring to light the amazing benefits to be had.

Particularly interesting is his work in relation to serious illness research and the potential protective support Vitamins C and E could give to the damaging effect of free radicals on the cells.

He too lived to the ripe old age of 93.

What is Vitamin C?

It is a water-soluble nutrient found in many fruits and vegetables.

Unlike most animals, humans don’t produce their own Vitamin C. We need to get it either from our food or from a food supplement.

It performs a multitude of actions in our body among them it contributes to the normal function of the immune system, skin, cartilage, nervous system, collagen formation, teeth, and gums.

It also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Altogether it is a big hitter in our body’s natural defense system to help keep us at our healthiest.

When given to those poor sailors it helped produce some startlingly good results.

Vitamin C in the Modern World

Today the practice of taking Vitamin C in supplemental form is pretty widespread. Just do an internet search and you get all this information on all different types.

 It can often be linked to other searches for liquid collagen, collagen peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, collagen protein, etc

A Standout Performer

The beauty industry has long been aware of the benefits of Vitamin C in relation to collagen support.

 In that time they have explored the different types of this Vitamin until usually settling for an oil-soluble form of Vitamin C called ascorbyl palmitate.

The big advantage of this form of Vitamin C over others is that being fat-soluble it lasts much longer in the body than conventional vitamin C.

Ascorbyl palmitate in the form of Radiance C gives all the usual benefits of Vitamin C but has the added benefit of more lasting performance.

Radiance C is also in capsule form which makes it easy to take.

Benefits to Be Had

If you are tired or fatigued Radiance C helps reduce both of these.

If you want your skin, teeth, gums, and collagen formation to be at their normal best Radiance C is a big player here.

In a time when so many people are concerned with their immune health Radiance C supplies important support to the immune system.

With many people going through a stressful time Radiance C is a valuable support for the normal function of the nervous system.

All told it is a great option to take if you want to be at your normal best.

Take the Next Step

The British sailors found it an answer to their prayers.

Those great minds helped bring its benefits to our lives.

It’s no wonder Vitamin C is probably the most widespread nutrient on the market today.

Try Radiance C yourself and see what they were talking about.

Your skin, gums, teeth, and immune system will be glad you did.

https://www.educohealth.com/Skincare-Tanning/radiance-c-collagen-supplements

omegaa 3 fish oils

What Are The Best Omega 3 Fish Oil to Take?

I remember when I was a kid my mother was a big fan of omega 3 fish oil capsules.

She believed that they were the cure-all for everything that ailed her.

Every day she would pop a couple into her mouth saying “these helped keep your grandmother strong and healthy right into her old age”.

“If it worked for her it will work for me”.

One day I remember sneaking up to her room and popping a couple of these capsules in my mouth and chewing down on them.

Boy was I disappointed as they tasted awful.

Needless to say, I never went near those fish oils again.

None the less my mother swore by them and took them for years.

The History of Fish Oils

The use of fish oils has been with us from ancient times. The ancient Romans were regular users of fish oils. The fearsome Vikings prized fish oils so much they called it the “Gold of the Ocean”.

The ‘Father of Medicine’ – Hippocrates used the oil of dolphin’s liver to treat skin problems.

Throughout the centuries fish oil has held a prized spot in many cultures for its health-promoting properties.

In more recent times the Inuit people of Greenland were renowned to have one-tenth the incidence of heart disease of Americans. When analyzed, their blood was found to have much higher levels of the Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA found in fish oils.

The average daily Inuit intake of EPA and DHA was 13g a day, whereas the average American intake was nearer to 200mg a day and almost 25% of Americans had no Omega 3 at all.

This makes the average Inuit Omega 3 intake approximately 65 times greater than that of their American counterparts.

 It’s amazing to see how the more traditional, close-to-nature Inuit had such superior heart health to their American cousins?

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Omega 3 fish oils have been found to have a natural anti-inflammatory effect on the body.

Many modern illnesses today are partially triggered by inflammation.

Among those illnesses are arthritis, asthma, and any illness that ends in itis, rhinitis, sinusitis, etc.

It would then seem to be a good idea to set our body in a more anti-inflammation mode.  

This is where Omega 3 fish oils come into their own.

Omega 3 fish oil contains both Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

There is also another type of Omega 3 Alpha-linolenic Acid derived from plants.

However, it has a much lower rate of conversion to EPA and DHA than from fish oil.

The EPA and DHA help balance the effects of high levels of the pro-inflammatory Arachidonic Acid in our body.

European Study Fish Oil Findings

Research by scientists at the European Food Safety Authority shows that DHA and EPA have significant roles in helping to contribute to normal blood pressure (3 g per day).

They also help normalize triglycerides (2 g per day) and the normal function of the heart (0.25 g per day).

Wow! This is big news for those interested in heart health.

It’s amazing to think of the natural heart support that can be had here.

Nature has a way of trying to help to look after us all.

Think about this for a minute! These are three health factors we all need to be aware of as we age. Each one is a big concern in the western world.

DHA also contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function (0.25 g per day) and also contributes to the maintenance of normal vision (0.25 g per day).

With the worrying concern of cognitive issues with our elderly population, the Omega 3 seems like a very good support option here.

 Maybe this is the reason that fish has often been referred to as brain food.

Our eyesight and vision are vital parts of our life. The Omega 3 also plays a support role in our eye health.

The Old Wives Tales with Some Truth

So as you can see there is probably some truth to those old wives’ tales of the benefits of Omega 3 rich fish oils.

Those wise women seemed to instinctively know the benefits to be had by using them. This is probably why they have had such long-enduring popularity throughout the ages.

Many cultures have a tradition of fish-eating, particularly those who lived beside the sea. Other cultures often included eating fish one day a week, often on a Friday.

However, in more recent times people appear to be turning away from the more natural way of eating. Instead, people are eating more processed foods.

Fast food and takeaways have become very popular. Maybe this is due to people working long hours or recent lockdowns etc.

This can lead us to overlook our Omega 3’s.

Probably the best way around this is to take an Omega 3 supplement.

Chief among these are fish oils in either capsule or liquid form.

All Omega 3 fish Oils are Equal – some more Equal than Others

What are the best fish oils to take?

One big concern in relation to fish oils is pollution. We have probably heard of mercury being found in some of the big fish, tuna, etc.

This too can be found in fish oils. Not only that other harmful pollutants like PCBs and Dioxins can be found there too.

This is definitely not what you would like to find in your health-giving fish oils.

An ideal way around this is to always make sure that you are getting fish oils that are molecularly distilled to help remove these harmful toxins.

One such fish oil supplement is Bio Oils by Tony Quinn Educohealth.

The Power of Bio-Oils

Firstly Bio-Oils are sourced from fish swimming in some of the cleanest waters in the world off the west coast of Peru in South America.

Then they are molecularly distilled for purity and encapsulated under Nitrogen.

This capsule form helps provide excellent protection for these sensitive oils against oxidation and damage from light.

In contrast, liquid oil preparations may oxidize easily once opened.

Omega 3 Bio-Oils also contains over twice as much EPA and DHA as conventional fish oil capsules, the highest concentration available in natural triglyceride form.

This makes Bio-Oils a stand-out performer in the Omega 3/Fish Oil market.

Family Values

My mother used them, my granny used them and I’m sure that her mother before her used them.

They all swore to the benefits that Omega 3 did for them.

As I got older and more into healthy living I took up my mother’s good fish oil habit and began to see what she was so enthusiastic about.

I have to say they were one of the best health moves I ever made.

Of all the fish oils the one that stood out head and shoulders above the rest for me was the Educohealth Bio-Oils.

I love their purity and the fact that they have so much EPA and DHA in them.

This means a lot to me as someone who is very into health.

An Ounce of Prevention is Better than a Pound of Cure

The health-giving properties of fish oils are like a personal insurance policy to help us operate at our heart-healthy, brain-healthy best.

It seems like a no-brainer than to include the Bio-Oils in your daily nutrition routine.

Then you will begin to realize why the old wives had it right in their fondness for their health-giving benefits.

The Bio Oils have brought these benefits into the 21st century and along with the latest science help make them the best possible they can be.

Your brain, heart, and eyes will thank you for their support.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12480795/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21784145/

protein for children

Protein For Children Frozen Treats To Make This Summer

Kids love frozen treats on a hot summer’s day. They will be so happy with these delicious treats, there will be a queue in the kitchen. Ice pops and ice cream treats contain more sugar than they can handle. They can contain fructose, artificial sweeteners, and colorings and are loaded with a ton of sugar. This is not a daily habit you want your kids to get into. Protein for children provides vital protein and calcium. Protein, calcium, and vitamin D are all needed for the normal growth and development of bone in children.

Chocolate Protein Frozen FROYO

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Add the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until you have a nice smooth mixture.
  • Transfer to a baking tin or container and freeze for at least two hours.
  • When it’s time to eat, let the mixture come to room temperate for five minutes so that you can scoop it up easy. Enjoy!

Proform Chocolate Orange Ice Pops

Nothing beats the refreshing taste of oranges. Milk and protein for children are loaded with the essential nutrition needed to fuel their day

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of Proform Chocolate Children protein powder
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 glass of full-fat milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 dates
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Blend up the ingredients, and fill up the ice pop molds! Set for 2 hours, your kids will love these! Easy

Watermelon No Sugar Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium kiwi
  • 1 medium lime
  • 2 cups of watermelon
  • 1 cup strawberries

Instructions:

  • Juice and zest the lime.  Peel kiwi. Dice watermelon and hull and slice strawberries.
  • Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor. Mix until smooth
  • Pour mixture into Popsicle molds.
  • Freeze 3-4 hours until solid.

Banana & Chocolate Protein Ice cream

Method:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Be careful not to overblend the mixture as it’ll begin to warm up and turn into liquid
  2. Pour the ice cream into a Tupperware container and freeze
  3. To keep your protein ice cream creamy, mix it up every hour for the first 4 hours of freezing.
  4. Top with your favourite healthy toppings like crushed up frozen fruit

Stay cool and create fab summer memories by having these healthy frozen treats stocked up in your freezer.

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Are You a Slave to Slimming?

I’m sure you have seen it, it may be a friend or a family member or it might even be you yourself. The weight has piled on and your old shape is getting harder and harder to see under this new layer of fat.

Wearing your favorite jeans is no longer an option as when you try and close the belt they won’t fit. You are also now going more for the plus-size in clothes rather than your old standard size.

You may already have tried a few things to lose weight but it is proving harder than you thought to reclaim your former shape.

Changing your diet seemed a good idea so you tried: low calorie, low fat, low carb, keto, etc to mixed results.

The weight dropped off, yet then seemed to pile on much faster after you finished these diets. So you tried again and again yet the results if anything got worse. It just seems to be a never-ending battle that you can’t seem to win.

It’s as if you have this monkey on your back encouraging you to eat the bad food while at the same time the monkey then gives you a hard time for eating it.

You can then become like a slave to this slimming monkey who traps you in this vicious circle.

Food Obsessions

You can have these huge cravings for junk food that are very difficult to deny, for example ‘goodie foods’: cakes, biscuits, sweets, ice cream, and fast food, etc. You try your best to ignore these and stay on a good diet yet it usually ends up back right where you started.

The problem is the more you eat the ‘goodie foods’ the stronger the hold they appear to have on you. Also, the rebound guilt you have with yourself for giving in to the ‘goodies’ can really start to ground you down.

So you are fighting an emotional problem as much as a physical one.

It’s like you are caught on a loop here that continually repeats itself.

This food battle can then quite literally dominate your life.

This is a shame as there is so much more life out there to be lived yet you are caught up in this control loop and can’t escape to live it.

Is The Slimming Industry Failing You?   

Figures often quoted of 95% of all weight-loss diets failing don’t exactly instill confidence in helping you get into shape.           

Whether this figure is accurate or not, it still helps highlight what appears to be a worsening trend of people getting more and more out of shape.

In many of the developed countries in the Western world, it is not unusual for approximately 50% of the adult population to be either overweight or obese.

The World Health Organization is so concerned by this worrying trend of global obesity they have coined a term for it ‘Globesity’.

This doesn’t auger well for the slimming industry which for almost 60 years has been trying to help people lose this unwanted weight.

In that time this problem appears to have only got worse.

Globally we are probably now in our worst shape ever.

Searching for Help Online

This realization drove you to go online and check out slimming pills, appetite suppressants, fat burners, diets to lose weight quickly, and other suchlike weight loss searches.

Unfortunately, this can be very confusing (with such a bewildering amount of information available) separating the hype from the truth.

If You Keep Doing the Same Thing – You Get Same Results

The real problem here is the person’s lifestyle.

More and more people are now leading an unnatural lifestyle.

They eat overly processed foods, do a little exercise, and seemed to have a more stress-filled life. This is like a perfect combination of factors for knocking us out of shape.

As the old saying goes “If you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same results”.

What can we do here than deal with this?

Over 40 Years of Helping People Get into Shape

For over 40 years Dr Tony Quinn and his brainchild Educohealth have been helping people get into their best shape.

In that time thousands of people have reaped the benefits of the Educohealth weight loss system. The system is so popular that we still have people with us who started off on the path of Educohealth back in the 1970s.

We must be doing something right to have such loyal people, happy with our service.

The cornerstone of what we do is encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

We do this because we don’t want to just get you in shape for a month or a year but to help keep you in your best shape possible for the rest of your life.

To do this here are a few health secrets to successful slimming:

Health Secrets to Successful Slimming:

  • Start by including more and more natural food into your diet every day: Lean meat, fish, free range poultry, low-fat, sugar-free dairy produce, fruit, vegetables, whole grains etc.
  • Reduce your intake of processed food and junk food: Cakes, biscuits, sweets, chocolate, ice-cream, sugar, take-aways, etc.
  •  Try healthy substitutes to help wean you off the less desirable foods: Make your own burgers from lean mince. Make your own healthy jelly from fruit juice and gelatine powder. Use brown rice instead of white rice when making your curry.
  • Think more in terms of healthy eating rather than calorie counting. You are building a sound base here that can really help pay off for you big time.
  • Check your progress in the mirror and your clothes rather than the scales. In normal slimming you can often look better on the scales than the mirror. It’s your shape that matters not your weight. Lose fat and firm up muscle.
  • Keep a diary and chart your progress. This allows you to see what’s working and what’s not. But don’t be obsessive about it.
  • Be kind to yourself. If you fall off the wagon and break your diet, don’t give yourself a hard time. Instead just dust yourself down and get back to it. (This helps you weaken the hold of the emotional judge in your mind).
  • Take up some form of exercise: gym-training, tennis, golf, jogging, etc. (Don’t over exercise. Three to four times a week is fine).
  • Try doing a 20 minute walk in nature every day.
  • Start where you are at and bit by bit include as much of these Health Secrets into your daily routine as possible.

A New Level of Slimming Support

Over the years we in Tony Quinn Educohealth have experimented with different health supplements to help support our body’s natural ability to stay in shape.

In that time we have tried literally thousands of formulations with varying degrees of success. In the process we have helped separate the wheat from the chaff and come up with some real goodies.

To say our loyal customers are keen about these would be an understatement.

Many of them have been using these supplements for years and continue to do so.

Chief among them would be our Day and Night Weight Loss Box which contains two real gems Amino-Or and Amino-Energise.

This combination of natural amino acids has been a firm favourite with our weight-conscious customers for over 20 years.

Three years ago our research team created an even more potent combination of nutrients. The highly energized nutritional 30 Day Super You Programme. At Tony Quinn Educohealth we believe the answer to feeling super healthy and looking great, comes from within. 

It really packs a punch and is quite literally the ideal health support for helping you get into shape.

Time to Get Off the Slimming Roundabout

Remember you are not an eating machine; you are a human being with hopes and desires that need feeding on all levels.

Be kind to yourself and try and adapt as much of the weight loss secrets into your new lifestyle.

Using the Day and Night Weight Loss and the ‘Super You’ Box can really be of benefit. These products can often be the kick-start for you to adopt that better lifestyle into your life.

In the meantime take what steps you can and keep on improving on your road to your best shape.

Cheers

Hugh Chambers.

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Menopause Symptoms – How Red Clover can Help

Perimenopause The First Signs Of Change

Perimenopause is the time in a woman’s life when her estrogen and progesterone levels begin to drop. The next stage is menopause.
This normal experience lasts anywhere between four and ten years.

What is Menopause?

Between the ages of 40 to 55 years old, the body goes through natural evolution. A gradual decrease in the ovaries’ production of estrogen marks the transition from fertile, child-bearing years into a whole new stage of life. There are different stages.

Menopause is a process of change marked by symptoms that vary from woman to woman. For many women, menopause will start with irregular periods or heavy bleeding.

Other symptoms experienced by women are :

  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Nervousness
  • Mood imbalance
  • Bone health
  • Cholesterol levels

It’s amazing to think of how this vital hormone helps keep all of these symptoms in balance. It plays such a vital part in a woman’s life.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Many women opt for a medical solution in the form of HRT hormone replacement therapy.

They seem to be happy with this as the Oestrogen in the HRT can help with the symptoms of menopause.

For decades, women were prescribed HRTs to help relieve menopause symptoms.

A very interesting option for those who would like to support their Oestrogen levels naturally is to use plant Oestrogens called phytoestrogens. Not being Oestrogens themselves, they help mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. This in turn can have a very balancing effect on the body.

The isoflavones in Promensil are naturally occurring and not chemical

Red Clover isoflavones are harvested under (GAP), which means (Good Agricultural Practices) for full traceability.

Post Menopause

This is the stage when women face new health challenges as estrogen levels continue to decline, and some women still experience mild menopause symptoms.

This is a critical time to nourish your body with specialized support and care for your bones, heart, and mental and physical wellbeing

Nature Steps in to Give a Hand

Red clover is part of the legume family, and one of the world’s oldest agricultural crops.

It is used as a medicinal herb. There are phytoestrogens in foods like chickpeas, peanuts, flaxseed, berries, barley, grapes, plums, and soya beans. Yet the shining star food of phytoestrogens has to be red clover. It contains almost twice the level of estrogens as soya.

The natural herb Red Clover can help contribute to a woman’s natural balance.

Not all red clovers appear to have what they say on the tin. Some have very little or no isoflavones (phytoestrogens).

This is where a special type of red clover formulation comes into its own.

To help guarantee the purity and quantity of red clover isoflavones, Promensil uses a patented standardized extraction process.

Promensil – A New Dimension in Menopausal Support

Lifestyle Tips

It is good to incorporate these healthy habits into your daily weekly routine.

  • Set aside time once a week to bond with your partner
  • Spend time with people who make you laugh!
  • Practice good sleep hygiene
  • Treat yourself to a massage or give yourself a foot rub at home
  • Maintain a blood pressure goal of <120/< 80
  • Get bone mineral density tests at least every 2 years
  • Visit your doctor regularly to monitor your cardiovascular risk factors

Creating a healthy lifestyle means discovering and maintaining habits that you enjoy.

Written by Caroline Middleton, Holistic Nutritionist

Nova – Helps to maintain good sexual relations

Nova is based on Nobel Prize Winning Research
Getting the blood pumping to the extremities of our body is a huge part in
having healthy blood flow.

Pomegranate extract can be a big help here due to its ability to support the health of our blood vessels. It also helps you have a healthy heart and
cholesterol levels.

The Flow B-Vitamin Niacin can also be a good option here. To help maintain natural sexual activity and energy, the herb Maca is something worth considering. Another thing that helps to maintain good sexual health is Korean Ginseng.

For those interested in testosterone support look no further than the magic mineral Zinc. Other nutrients often touted for male health are the amazing Amino-Acids L-Arginine and L-Citrulline the herbal extracts Epimedium (Horny Goatweed), Muira Puama and Nettle Leaf. All of these nutrients and more are included in a unique pump and testosterone support nutritional formula called Nova.

Helps to maintain good sexual relations- Shop Nova Here

Are You a Winner in The Game of Life? Dr Tony Quinn

Are You a Winner in The Game of Life?

Did you ever wonder to yourself how is it that some people have a charmed life where almost everything they touch seems to turn to gold? The famous quote by ”Dr Tony Quinn”. If you want something believe that you have it and without any inner doubt it will come about”

They seem to have it all, that indefinable something that separates them from the rest of us. They can fly through their exams in school, be really popular, self-confident, have a good career, be in really good satisfying relationships, and are generally a success in almost anything they do.

On the other hand, for many of us, life can be a struggle with dead-end jobs, bad relationships, poor health, bad self-image, financial insecurity, and reduced popularity.

What is it that makes one person’s life take off and another person never really gets off the ground?

It doesn’t come down to genetics, how good-looking, how academically brilliant, or how privileged a background we come from.

People from all classes of society can mess up. So what is this vital spark that helps keep a person in “the happy productive mode.” The answer comes in one word – Mindset.

The Magic Mindset of Those Who Succeed

Those who succeed have a mindset that green-lights them when they approach a situation. They ignore the limitations in their own mind and of those around them and instead really go for it.

This allows them to bring a much higher level of energy into whatever they are doing. In this state, they become really switched on and have great presence, energy, and drive. This whole different level of energy is what really carries the day. This reflects in the productivity, personal charisma, and liveliness that they demonstrate.

The Birds That Don’t Fly

Unfortunately, those of us, who fail, find it hard to take our focus out of our limitations and into getting our goals.

This weakens our focus and our energy becomes scattered and then very little of our energy goes into whatever situation that we want to do well in.

In a situation like this, the person’s unconscious has become cluttered with negative influences that keep surfacing and blowing them out of the water.

These negative thought patterns create a mindset that is more rigid, less spontaneous, more self-conscious, lacking in confidence, and unfocused.

In a sense, we can be our own worst enemy here. This happens when the influences in our unconscious stop us from taking action in vital areas of our life. Among those areas are relationships, career, self-expression, etc.

This can be like an emotional break that is almost permanently turned on stopping us from having the life we had always promised our self.

Can You Get Your Unconscious on Your Side?

It all comes down to how well our unconscious is loaded. With the right loading, it is like a green light allowing us free reign to go forward and get our goals.

If it is loaded with negative influences it is like a red light. This then can seem like we are stuck in a mental strait-jacket that won’t allow us out to play.

Think about it for a moment – We can be away with our favourite person in our favourite place yet if our mind is not in the right state the best part of us won’t appear to make it happen. We can have all the right ingredients here but we still can’t make it happen.

How many situations are we cheating ourselves out of living in, by our badly loaded unconscious?

We may even think to ourselves I will move to another country and make a fresh start. Yet unfortunately, we bring the same mindset which usually then attracts the same type of situations to us.

Having this mental brake on in our mind can then severely reduce our quality of life.

The Path to Unconscious Power

The only way to move forward in a productive way then is to have our unconscious mind on our side.

This would entail loosening out the negative mental strands that are binding our unconscious power.

These are like negative mental pathways that we are used to threading.

We have to expose the patterns of these limitations and also help reset new productive patterns in their place.

A huge help in this is the download “Start a New Life Today” by Dr Tony Quinn MSc.

This download contains vital information that helps realign the unconscious mind into a more harmonious productive unit.

Basically, it helps line up our minds in the direction we want to go in, away from the frustrations of our more scattered normal approach.

It does this by explaining different pathways that help load our minds in a much better manner. In the process, it helps reprogram the mind more to your liking.

Relaxation with a Purpose

Having a noisy unconscious sending disruptive thoughts up into our mind can make us very stressed and unfocused. This can make us live in a more unhappy, agitated manner. It also can make it hard for us to focus all our energy on goals we would like to achieve.

A huge help here is the download Relaxation with a Purpose again by Dr Tony Quinn. This unique download helps relax not just the conscious mind but also the unconscious mind too.

When we get the two minds agreeing and going along together this helps stop the inner conflict many people experience on an ongoing basis in their life.

This is a level of relaxation the normal person does not usually achieve.

The more relaxed the mind the easier it is to focus on our goals and make them happen. So if you are a business person, athlete, artist or multi-tasking mother, etc, check out the benefits of this download.   

It is an ideal compliment to the Start a New Life Today

The Background behind EDUCO®

Dr Tony Quinn is best known for his work in helping Irish boxer Steve Collins win the World Super-Middleweight Boxing title. In the process, he beat (previously unbeaten for 10 years) Chris Eubank. Dr. Quinn helped train Steve’s mind as well as changing his diet and training methods. It proved to be a winning combination. He is also famous for helping four people undergo pain-free operations without any anesthetic. Each one of the participants felt no pain. This was a university study for which Dr. Quinn received an MSc.

He also holds qualifications in Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

His ground-breaking mind training system is called EDUCO®

The Magic of EDUCO® by Dr Tony Quinn

The word EDUCO® comes from the Latin meaning To Draw out from Within.

In other words, most of us have great talent, abilities, and natural confidence that unfortunately almost never get to see the light of day.

Part of the EDUCO® process is to help draw out this lost potential from the person’s unconscious.

The Life of Our Dreams

There is nothing worse than a life not lived where the person gets trapped behind the walls of mental frustration and agitation. These two downloads really help stack the odds on our side for us to break out from behind these barriers and live a more exciting, fulfilling life. All it takes is to line our minds up in a less agitated, more relaxed, better-focused way. Let these two downloads be the first steps in helping us do this. Isn’t it about time we got the best part of us out to play?

Check out the Educoword website to learn more about EDUCO® and Dr Tony Quinn

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How Vitamins and Supplements Work with our daily Diet

Why we need vitamins

There are many people who eat healthy most of the time, but think they have no need for vitamins and supplements.  They also think that you can get every nutrient that you need from the food that you eat.  It’s possible that this is true in some cases, but more often than not, it isn’t.  Researchers are learning all the time about new vitamins and supplements and how they work in the right doses, to make our lives better.  In most cases, you can’t physically eat all the food it would take to get the amount of vitamins and supplements for them to work properly.  So it is always better to take vitamin and supplements, even if you do always eat healthy.

What does eating healthy mean?

Remember, eating healthy means getting at least five servings of vegetables every day.  If you can’t remember the last time you had this many vegetables on any given day, then you aren’t eating healthy.  According to government statistics, only one in five adults get this many servings of vegetables every day.  One out of five doesn’t even eat one vegetable in a 24 hour period.  If you have a salad for lunch every day, that’s a good start, but it still doesn’t come close to the five helpings you need seven days a week.  If you you eat three meals a day, this means that you have to have two servings for lunch, and three for dinner.  In practise it is hard to get close to this. The best thing to do is to take a multivitamin.

How does the ground impact the nutritional value?

Even if you do eat a lot of vegetables, you have to worry about where they come from.  The quality of the soil where vegetables are grown isn’t what it used to be.  This means that vegetables can be lacking in the amount of vitamins and minerals needed to maintain good health.  The quality of water also has a lot to do with how nutritious the vegetables you eat are.  It’s hard to say what kinds of pesticides are used on vegetables that come from other countries. Some countries have different agriculture regulations.  The only way you have a chance at getting vegetables that have the nutrients they should is to buy organic.  Once again, vitamins and supplements will ensure that you are getting the right amount of nutrients.

As a group, vegetarians are probably the healthiest eaters around, but even they miss out on some nutrients.  For example, vitamin B12 can only be found in animal foods such as meat, chicken, fish, and dairy products. Vegetarians should be aware of their vitamin B12 intake. It is good to learn more about the benefits of these supplements, and also others that they may be missing from their diet.

How do you cook?

The way you cook vegetables has a lot to do with the amount of nutrients they have.  Most nutritional books assume that you are eating your vegetables raw or at the very least, lightly steamed.  That is the only way they can make the claims on the nutritional value of the food you eat.  If you boil, microwave, fry, or bake your vegetables, the nutrients become more depleted the longer they are cooked.  At a certain point, they have little of their original nutrients.

If you eat takeaways a few times a week, you are really cutting into the nutritional value of your food.  Having a salad is okay, but only if it’s a dark green salad.  Iceberg lettuce doesn’t count because it has no nutritional value.  In fact, most vegetables at restaurants are so overcooked and over seasoned that they aren’t really very good for anyone.  If your work schedule has you eating without considering the nutritional value, then you really need to take a multivitamain.

A multivitamin like Cell Rejuvenation Mix, has at least 53 high-quality ingredients  Each one of these vitamins does something for your system. What it does is unique and also essential to keep your body functioning at a normal level.  The best thing to do is take some time and look some of them up on here.  You might be surprised at how necessary they each are.   

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Three Winning Ways to Motivate Yourself into Losing Weight

Losing Weight Fast

Losing weight takes motivation and when it comes to personal issues such as body image and weight loss, the motivating reasons can vary greatly from person to person. The only true way to succeed in losing weight is motivation, that driving force that keeps you plugging away day after day pursuing your fitness goals as well as your healthier diet goals. But how do you stay focused and not lose that motivation?

In order to succeed at anything, whether it is landing your dream job or buying a house, takes motivation. Motivation is a dynamic inner force that gives us the resolve to carry out responsibilities and eventually reach our most prized objectives. Each person’s motivation varies each day depending on your mood or perspective on different situations.

Developing your motivation for weight loss is fairly easy. It could be as simple as wanting to be able to keep up with your kids or showing off a hot new figure at your next class reunion. However, the hard part is keeping up that motivation level high enough to prevent yourself from experiencing too many setbacks. Here are three ways to motivate yourself into losing weight and staying on course:

Accept who you are

Many times, people fail in their diet and exercise programs because they set unrealistic goals for themselves. Everyone is guilty of this at some point or another. And because you are being bombarded by the body “ideal” in the media, this exacerbates the problem with your motivation.

Accept that you are unique and that your hips that gave birth to three kids are not going to magically shrink into a size six. Instead, look at yourself not and recognize that who you are isn’t bad at all. Loving yourself first is the first big step towards more positive goals. And when you have more positive and attainable goals, the motivation will follow. Chances are that when you give yourself permission to be who you are right now and not be down on yourself wishing you were someone else, you will feel the pressure being released from your shoulders. Learning to work with what you have will greatly aid your cause in losing weight.

Keep your eyes on the positives in any situation

If you want to stay motivated, do not dwell on the negatives. That means you should compose a list of all the things you like about yourself, both inside and out. Most of us do not think about all the good things about our bodies, so if you practice this little assignment, chances are that you are going to feel better about yourself. You need to feel positive in order to keep those motivation levels up in your weight loss plan.

It takes practice to keep your mental focus on the positives. Being down on yourself is detrimental to your success. Besides your primary objective of losing weight, focus on the other benefits of exercise and a healthy diet such as living a longer life, fewer trips to the doctor, more energy, and more self-confidence. Knowing all of the other positive aspects that are a part of your weight loss goals is important too and a great motivation lifter.

Set goals so that you have a focus on Losing Weight

Without a particular goal, you cannot get motivated enough to even try. If you are not thinking about the reasons why you are exercising and dieting, your mind will start to work against you. Write down your ultimate goal first. In addition, write down mini-goals, little milestones that you can work at to achieve one step at a time. When you have those little steps, each time you reach one, you will feel more confident and motivated. The hardest part is accepting that it may take a little longer to reach a step than it was before.

By thinking positively about yourself and how far you have already come is usually motivation enough to get you past those hurdles of self-doubt. If not, review your goals. Perhaps, they need to be re-modified based on your new circumstances. That is the beauty of setting goals … they can be re-written.

There are also a few ideas you can implement to help you keep your eyes on the ultimate prize. Talk with your family and friends and let them know your weight loss goals. Join an online support group or even one near you. Sharing your goals makes them more real and will make you feel more motivated to do good to “show” all the people supporting you that you can do it and that you are a winner.

Check out our weight loss video today and see how the Super You Programme could work for you https://www.educohealth.com/weight-management/super-you-weight-loss-box

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Dr Tony Quinn Educohealth

Ireland’s Longest Established Provider of Food Supplements Has a Brand New Image!

Tony Quinn Educohealth is delighted to announce the launch of our new corporate brand identity, logo, and website. The rebrand includes changing our name from Educohealth to TONY QUINN EDUCOHEALTH to acknowledge our founder and original visionary Dr. Tony Quinn.

In the last 12 months, we have been working behind the scenes to create this new brand identity that reflects the premium quality of our products.

Our premium products are unique formulations that deliver verified results and our brand is one of integrity that customers can trust. The new navy and gold colors reflect this premium quality and the logo represents drawing out the LIFE FORCE inside everyone.

Our products are designed to increase the innate LIFE FORCE that exists within us all. We believe this LIFE FORCE is the secret to living a healthier, happier, and vibrant life.

The entire product range is designed to help transform your life.

We are here to make your path to a healthier, happier, life-filled person, an easy one.

Martin CEO Forde ND., DO. said “TONY QUINN EDUCOHEALTH products have been developed as an integrated system of support for your body and mind.

Our customers find our products invaluable in maintaining a pro-active and forward-looking outlook and lifestyle. They also help in supporting their natural defenses.”

Tony Quinn Educohealth was founded by Dr. Tony Quinn who designed the bespoke formulations, unique to Tony Quinn Educohealth. We provide customers with the best food supplement products that nutritional sciences have to offer.

We are Health Supplement experts and in the business since 1975. Many of our products are made in Ireland to the highest standards. We use the best and highest quality ingredients available. We have over 40 years of testimonials from very happy customers.

Click here to see the range of Dr Tony Quinn Educohealth Vitamin and Supplements

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Lock-Down Weight Gain

It’s over, we’re free and the lockdown has lifted. The days are getting longer, brighter and hopefully warmer. It’s time to break out our sun-catching summer clothes to have us looking our attractive best. Yet for many of us the unthinkable has happened. Those tasty take-away foods, the over-indulging in junk food, increased alcohol intake and the lack of regular exercise has transformed our body.

Unfortunately this is one transformation we don’t want. Those extra pounds of fat now covering our natural good shape are a price we never intended to pay for our indulgence during the lockdown. The belt we find hard to buckle on our favourite jeans is often the first sign that things are going off course. It’s a bit shocking when we then see saggy bits appear in our mirror as our shape changes into to something not to our liking.

Turning to the Net for Help

We then often hit the internet for an answer to this.

We Type:

  • How to lose weight fast.
  • How to lose weight in 7 days without exercise
  • The best way to lose weight.
  • The easy way to lose weight.
  • Weight loss pills.
  • Best diets to lose weight fast.

These are just some of the questions we ask to help us get back on track. The trouble is there is so much information available to us it can be very confusing. And not all of it is accurate.

Looking for Good Role Models

We look to famous celebrity role models that have lost weight. These can be movie stars, singers, sportspeople, TV personalities etc. They can lose some amazing amounts of weight yet often in the process lose some of their curves or muscle that made them so attractive. Ok the plastic surgery and botox can cover up a lot. Yet did you ever see their necks? How skinny and old they can look!

For decades Hollywood has been famous for getting out-of-shape actors and actresses into shape in double quick time for movie roles. Unfortunately this has not always been to the benefit of the health of the celebrity. The tabloids and magazines will tell their story of the weird, wild or wonderful things they have done to get into shape. It’s good press for them. Yet the same press can often show some very unflattering pictures of the same celebrity a few months later when they are not in their best shape or health-wise. Maybe these celebs are not the best role models after all.

Pandemic Weight Change Research

Results of the American Psychological Association Pandemic Study throw some interesting light on our Pandemic Weight change. This study conducted online between Feb 19 and 24 of this year surveyed 3013 adults’ aged 18+ that live in the US.

Key Findings of This Study Include:

  • 61% of Adults had an undesirable weight change.
  • 42% gained more weight than intended.
  • With this group the average increase was 29lbs. (The typical median gain being 15lbs)
  • 18% of participants had an undesirable weight loss.

A change of weight can be a common symptom of people experiencing difficulty in dealing with mental health challenges. The pandemic lockdown is one such challenge.

The Confusing World of Weight Loss

Now more than ever we are being bombarded by the media with newer and better ways to lose weight and get in shape. We have vegetable soup diets, low calorie diets, fat-free diets, low carb diets, ketogenic diets etc. We also have different slimming clubs and organizations, gyms and exercise routines. But how successful are these really? Despite these wonders (even before the Pandemic), we appear to be getting more and more out of shape.

Global Problem

The World Health Organization coined the term Globesity for the worrying health threat that overweight and obesity has on our world. Obesity can be a risk factor in serious health problems. These include diabetes, heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, to name but a few. This is not the direction we want to be going in. What is going on here then? What can we do?

Our Best Efforts Come to Nothing

We can drive ourselves crazy looking for the best way to lose weight? This can make us panic and do things to lose weight. We can take appetite suppressants, slimming pills, go on extreme diets etc. Unfortunately many of these only work short term and often can have a bad rebound effect. This can leave us worse than before. After all that time, money and effort, it is such a drag.

Almost 50 Years and Still Going Strong

For almost 50 years Dr Tony Quinn has been involved in helping get people into shape. In that time many of our customers have taken up the healthy lifestyle we promote and have been using it for decades. We don’t want to just help get you in shape for a month or a year. We would like to encourage you to make meaningful health changes. These changes can help stack the odds on your side for your to stay in your best possible shape for the rest of your life. This involves a lifestyle change.

10 Core Secrets to Successful Weight Loss

Here are a few tips to help you lose weight and be in your best healthy shape:

  • Eat food in as near to its natural state as possible e.g. Lean free-range grass-fed meat, fresh fish, (not the farmed variety), free range poultry, wholegrain bread, whole grains (oatmeal, brown rice etc) quinoa, fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Avoid junk food: Cakes biscuits, sweets, chocolate, ice-cream, sugar, sugary drinks etc.
  • Cut down on processed foods: White bread, white rice, white pasta, pizzas, take-aways, fast food etc.
  • Switch from thick sauces and gravies to using herbs and virgin olive oil to season.
  • Eat protein at every meal.
  • Eat 3 moderate-sized meals a day.
  • Always have a breakfast. If you are to miss a meal make it supper.
  • Exercise 2 to 3 times a week for 20 to 30 minutes. (Work out in the gym, play tennis, golf, football etc).
  • Don’t calorie count; instead concentrate on eating natural foods.
  • Aim to lose fat and gain firm tissue. This helps give best shape.

These steps can really help kick start you in the right direction in your goal to getting in your best shape.

Help From another Direction

For many it can be hard to get themselves motivated to make the necessary changes to get themselves in shape.

An ideal way around this is to include some special health supplements that help support our body’s own natural fat burning process. These include the “Dynamic Duo” Amino-Or and Amino-Energise (Educohealth: Day and Night Weight Loss Pack). They have proven very popular with our weight conscious customers for almost 25 years.

A Totally New Level of Diet Support

For those who want to take their getting in shape to a different level the “You to SuperYou” Box is a great option.  It contains the “Dynamic Duo” Amino-Or and Amino-Energise as well as the delicious high protein sachets that help keep staying on a better diet much easier. It also contains a unique healthy eating plan featuring special protein recipe suggestions, shopping lists and useful healthy tips. Our customers just love the variety and tastiness of the programme.

The First Steps in a New You

Now is an ideal opportunity for you to not only regain your former shape but to turn a new leaf and achieve a much higher level of health and shape. Let us in Tony Quinn Educohealth help you with this. For starters try doing as much of the 10 Weight Loss Secrets mentioned earlier to help get you on track. They can really help start the ball rolling for you.

Invaluable Diet Support

We have the power to sculpture our perfect shape in our mirror. All we have to do is mobilize that power inside of our self.  When we do, it can be a defining moment in our life. This can allow us to wear our figure-hugging clothes and smile happily at ourselves as our great shape takes form in our new mirror reflection. Think of the great sense of achievement and confidence it would mean for you to achieve this special goal.

Follow the steps and also check out what the “You to SuperYou” box can do for you on this special journey.

Lock Down Weight Gain by Hugh Chambers

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Tanning

6 Steps to a Lockdown Tan

It’s that time of the year again with the days getting longer and the temperatures rising.

Summer is such a great time where the whole world seems to just come to life after the dark cool nights of winter. This year it has been doubly testing with a Covid lockdown on top of our chilly winter blues.

It’s the time when we can start to wear lighter clothes and expose parts of our skin to the health-giving qualities of the sun. One of the big bonuses of this is it allows us to get a tanned healthier colour.

A good tan can better show us at our most attractive best. Having ‘killer curves’ or a great physique is really cool, but when you have a great tan on top of that, it really completes the package. It can make us the envy of all of our friends and does wonders for our confidence.

Yet it’s still right to be careful when setting out to get our best possible tan.

We in Tony Quinn Educohealth would like to help you in this.

Tips for Successful Tanning

  1. Make sure to use a suitable sun tan protection lotion when you go out in the sun.
  2. Avoid sun exposure (particularly in foreign sunny parts), between the hours of 12 to 3pm when the burning rays are at their strongest.
  3. Keep sun exposure to two to three hours a day – past this point you will be putting your skin at risk of burning.
  4. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your head and eyes from the burning rays.
  5. Eat beta carotene rich foods: Sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens – spinach, kale, red peppers, etc.
  6. Make sure you stay hydrated.

Nutrition and Tanning

With staycations looking very much the order of the day for most of us, it’s nice to make the most of the more limited sun exposure you get.

Following the steps above can really help make the most of any sun time you get.

For those who are interested in exploring a new level of safe sun tanning it is well worth checking out two nutritional health supplements.

The first is Ultra Bronze which contains tyrosine the amino-acid that is best taken before you go out in the sun or go on sun beds. It is an ideal supplement to help you be at your summery best.

The next supplement is Bora Gold a unique beta carotene supplement that can be an ideal aid in giving you a good colour. It can be used with either daylight or sunlight.

35 Years and Still Going Strong

For over 35 years these two unique health supplements have been a favourite of our tan-conscious customers.

Hopefully we will now get some form of sunny summer and get out and enjoy the pleasures of outdoor living again. Wouldn’t it be lovely to cap that all off with a nice healthy tan?

The beautiful thing about the steps outlined above is we can do them from our own back garden.

So let’s be the envy of our neighbours, break out the barbie and have a healthy tanned Costa del Back Garden.

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts and advice on Tanning Supplements.

Feed Your Mind on Super You Program

4 Ways To Feed Your Mind on the Super You Program

Successful weight management goes beyond simply what a person eats. It all comes down to their thoughts and feelings. By focusing on positive thoughts and emotions, a person can attract the way they would like to be.

The following tools can be used to make positive changes, such as weight management.

Affirmations, gratitude journal, positive suggestions, and a vision board.

An affirmation is a statement of how a person wants to be. The statement is made in the present tense. It could be: “I am happy, healthy, and at my ideal weight”. ”I have great energy and discipline. The affirmation can be written down and placed where they would see it often (as a reminder).

The affirmation tool works because a person becomes whoever they believe themselves to be.

Why not write a gratitude journal each day, or whenever you would like to improve your emotional state.

The purpose of the journal is to write down things that the person is grateful for. Doing this helps them to focus on the positive things in their life, which in turn makes them feel better. And feeling good helps them to attract what they want out of life, including their ideal weight.

The tony Quinn Journal is used by many to write and track goals for your weight loss progress. Create a daily checklist of tasks, or as a gratitude journal.

Positive thoughts that boost self-esteem can help an individual to achieve their goals, such as weight management.

Many people find listening to Start a New Life Today by Dr Tony Quinn very beneficial.

This is a method of using more of your potential immediately in any area of your life.

When a person’s subconscious mind is reached, it can motivate them to make the changes they wish to make more quickly.

Here are the benefits of this Start A New Life Today Download. Stress Reduction, Increased Energy, Better Communication, Business Success, Popularity, Confidence, Relationship Success, Happiness, Using more of your mind Increased Awareness, Ability to mine a new life from your own mind.

A vision board can be a corkboard, or any area where a person can pin, glue, or tape pictures or words to it. Those pictures or words should be about whatever goals that person wishes to attain. In the case of weight management, it may be a photo of themselves at their ideal weight or any image or words that they can look at as a reminder of their goal of health and fitness.

All of these tools are great ways to help an individual to positively change their thoughts and feelings.

In doing so they can change their perception of themselves and ultimately achieve and maintain their ideal weight as they embark on their Super You program.

4 Ways To Feed Your Mind on the Super You Program by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist.

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Legends of Nutrition

Can you imagine a 94-year-old guy working away in his office searching out newer and better ways for us to age? This amazing man had spent virtually all his adult life doing this valuable research.

The man in question was Dr Denham Harman (nominated 6 times for the Nobel Prize) whose ground-breaking discovery of the Free Radical Theory of ageing back in the 1950’s took the scientific world by storm.

Simply explained, the theory is that one of the by-products of oxygen (free radicals) can attack and damage the cells in our body and from this activate the conditions of aging and eventually death. We need some free radicals in our body but the problem starts to occur when they start to overflow and get out of control.

You could liken them to bugs that attack and damage our cells and help kick-start the process of ageing and age-related illnesses. Everything from asthma, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, right down to heart disease and even cancers have been linked to free radical damage.

Dr Harman helped discover this but he also helped pioneer work on the body’s natural answer to this degenerative process. He researched on how the body naturally defends itself from this damage and in the process discovered the body’s natural defence system is largely fuelled by nutrients called antioxidants.

Antioxidants

These wonder nutrients help curb the activity of the free radicals in the body, thus steering it more towards health and away from the ravages of ageing. He was particularly interested in the antioxidants Vitamin E, Beta Carotene and Vitamin C.

A great advocate of practicing what he preached, Dr Harman followed a diet high in antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. He also took large doses of Vitamins E and C and other antioxidants.

Another must for him was jogging two miles a day until his mid-80s.

Eventually this ageing icon passed away in 2014 at the age of 98, but the legacy of knowledge and youthful ageing he pioneered lives on after him.

The 2 Time Nobel Prize Winner

To win the Nobel Prize once is an amazing feat, but to win it twice is something truly extraordinary. Renowned molecular biologist Linus Pauling Ph.D. had the distinction of doing just this.  

To classify him as one of the great geniuses of the 20th century would not be an understatement.

He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. An avid peace activist he campaigned against the USA’s participation in the Vietnam War. He also took a strong anti-nuclear weapons stance in the face of almost constant opposition from peers and political groups. A man who was not afraid to speak his truth he championed many worthwhile causes.

The Role of Nutrition in Health

One cause particularly dear to his heart was the role nutrition played in helping people operate at their best.

He was especially interested in the role nutrients and in particular Vitamin C played in human health and disease.

His best-selling book ‘Vitamin C and the Common Cold’ published in 1970 outlined the benefits of this amazing nutrient.

A person who liked to practice what he preached, he is said to have personally taken 12,000 mg of Vitamin C per day.

This is a far cry from the Recommended Daily Allowance of 40 to 60 mg a day.

He also championed its use in combating flu, cancer, heart disease and other health ailments.

Orthomolecular Medicine

One of his big passions was the pioneering of orthomolecular medicine, (the practice of maintaining human health through the use of nutritional supplements).

Sometimes called Megavitamin Therapy, this approach involves attempting to redress imbalances or nutritional deficiencies based on individual bio-chemistry.

His own words best sum up his approach here:

“Nearly all disease can be traced to a nutritional deficiency”

(Quote from his ground-breaking book “How to Live Longer and Feel Better”)

Pauling’s recommendations included: Avoid the 3 S’s:  smoking, stress and sugar. 

To help keep yourself free of serious illness and have a longer life he recommended taking vitamin and mineral supplements. These he used to ensure optimal health and to help protect against disease.

So interested was he in in the nutritional role in health that he devoted much of the last 30 years of his life to its study.

There must have been something in what he learned as he lived to the ripe old age of 93.

The legacy of what this amazing man left behind him is astounding.

2 time Nobel Prize winner, biochemist, humanitarian, peace activist, nutritional trail-blazer, author and educator. This was a man who made such an impact on our world for the better.

The great Albert Einstein summed up Linus Pauling perfectly when he said:

“Ah that man is a real genius”

A Genius Idea from an Atom Bomb Physicist

Theodore “Ted” P. Jorgensen might not be a name that many people would know but this physics professor was an important player in the Manhattan Project during World War 2.

His Manhattan Project work involved the development of the first atom bomb, where his duties involved working on a method to measure the explosions of the bomb.

After the war, he returned to his former university NU, where part of his work was his supervision of the construction of an atomic accelerator.

He became Chair of Physics and Astronomy from 1949 to 1953 and retired in 1975.

Nutritional Awakening

What many people don’t know about this brilliant physicist is that from a young age he also had a keen interest in nutrition. This stemmed from observing that his mother could only get fertile eggs from her turkeys when she fed them cod liver oil.

Later in life he started to develop high cholesterol which ran at over 200 units for over several years. On consulting his doctor, he was told that he could try a drug that would lower it.

However, the doctor himself was a bit apprehensive of the side effects that might be had taking this drug. This did not instil any confidence in Jorgensen. He then decided to try a more natural approach.

Upon hearing of an experiment reporting of how cholesterol levels depended on the amount of white sugar ingested, he immediately eliminated sugar from his diet as much as he could while at the same time including 5gms of Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) a day.

Much to his doctor’s surprise his cholesterol dropped from 240 units down to 180 units. Another benefit of this was that he got no colds from the time he took this higher amount of Vitamin C.

In later years Jorgensen went on to write the “The Physics of Golf” where he combined two of his passions Physics and Golf, into a best-selling book.

Yet he remained deeply interested in the benefits of Vitamin C.

A Great Idea from a Great Mind

So much so that at the ripe old age of 99 he wrote a very passionate letter encouraging the general use of higher dosages of this wonder vitamin.

He quoted a study that suggested a 154 lb man in good health should be taking between 2.3 grams to 10 grams of Vitamin C a day. Which is significantly greater than the Recommended Daily Allowances!

His recommendation was for the US government to sponsor a free Vitamin C program to its citizens which he felt would lower health care in a major way.

He obviously knew something special as he lived to 100 years of age.

The Superspy of Science

Hunted by the enemy in the Second World War, this Nobel Prize winning Hungarian physiologist, made one of the most important health discoveries of the 20th century. This genius was the first person to discover Vitamin C.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi was a man who during World War 1, served in the Hungarian army, on both the Italian and Russian fronts and won the Silver Medal for Valour.

Eventually he became so sickened at the carnage he was witnessing, he shot himself in the arm and got sent back home with the wounded. This allowed him the time to resume his scientific studies.  

In the next 16 years, he furthered his research in places like Prague, Hamburg, Berlin, Leiden, Groningen, Cambridge and in the Mayo Clinic in USA.

 All this research was leading to one of the most important discoveries of the 20th Century – the discovery of Vitamin C.

This ground-breaking discovery happened in 1933 and was recognised by the award of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1937. This brought him into prominence.

A staunch believer in human rights, he donated his prize money to the Finnish resistance to the Russian invasion of their country in 1939.

At this stage, he had moved back to Hungary.

World War 2 Resistance Fighter

In WW2 when Hungary allied itself with Germany, Szent-Gyorgyi became a resistance fighter.

He used his own personal finances to help Jewish families flee the clutches of their foreign oppressors.

The country’s covertly nationalist prime minister used him secretly in an attempt to broker an alliance with the Allied powers. However, word of this got to the enemy and he was arrested but miraculously escaped. He spent the remainder of the war in hiding from them.

When the war ended, Szent-Gyorgyi became a well-known public figure whose popularity made him a potential candidate for Presidency of Hungary, but with the Soviets in control this was not going to happen.

Instead he became head of the biochemistry department at the University of Budapest.

Ever the activist he was also elected a Member of Parliament in an effort to champion the rights of his people.

However, with Communist rule so entrenched he could make little impact.

Disillusioned by this he immigrated to the United States in 1947.

This proved a good move as it allowed him to renew his research in a more open environment.

As the 1950’s drew to a close his research direction turned towards cancer. He made many interesting findings in his cancer research. These included the damaging effect of free radicals on the cells and the protection antioxidant vitamins C and E could give.

Political Activist

His freedom fighting and humanitarian side, surfaced again in 1967 when he signed a petition declaring his refusal to pay taxes in protest against the US war in Vietnam. He also encouraged other people to follow suit.

This amazing man lived on until 1986 when at the age of 93, time eventually called on him, but the impact he left on the world for the better, long lives after him.

In particular, his work on Vitamin C has revolutionised how the world sees the benefits of antioxidants and the effectiveness of supplementing them in our lives. He was truly a trail blazer whose star burned ever so brightly when he lived.

Wisdom for the Ages

Dr Denham Harman, Linus Pauling, Theodore P. Jorgensen, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi were all nutritional ground breakers of the last century.

These scientific icons all had one thing in common.

They stumbled upon the vital health-giving qualities of vitamins.

This knowledge seemed to help them live long productive lives.

Yet the beneficial effect of their research in this area has influenced and affected millions of people for the better.

But the trail doesn’t stop here, as newer health research pioneers have taken up the mantle and are continually bringing to light new exciting findings on vitamins, minerals and in particular antioxidants.

These research findings have uncovered a whole family of antioxidant nutrients and herbal extracts that are probably the next dimension in healthy ageing.

It would appear that they could be the ideal support to help keep us at our youthful best.

How to Choose a Good Antioxidant Formula.

A couple of good tips in choosing a good antioxidant supplement are:

1. Always try and get an antioxidant formula that is strong enough to activate your system in the best possible way.

2. Another important point is to get an antioxidant formula that contains not just the standard antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E, but also has added herbal extracts like Milk Thistle, Bilberry Extract, Resveratrol, Pomegranate Extract, or Green Tea Extract, to name but a few.

3. Other notable antioxidants would include Co Q10, Bromelain, Broccoli Sprout Extract and Citrus Bioflavonoids.

These all contribute to the body’s natural defence system that help protect us from the harmful ageing effects of free radical damage.

Maybe it’s now time for you to experience the health-giving properties that antioxidants can have for you.

These great minds obviously saw the merit of them.

Don’t you think it’s time your great mind reaped the benefits of these too.

Legends of Nutrition by Hugh Chambers – Holistic Nutritionist. ©

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Should We Eat More Protein?

There is an old saying that goes “An empty sack won’t stand” You could say the same thing about a body lacking in protein.

It helps give us shape in the form of muscle. Without it we would be like an empty bag of skin and bones. (Actually our skin and bones are largely made up of protein too).

It is also important for so many functions in our body, helping make up our hair, skin, nails, organs and even our bones.

These days people in general are a lot more aware of the importance of protein in their diet.

Gone are the days when people tried to live on chip sandwiches and tea. Most people now know the importance of including protein in their diet.

The word protein itself comes from the Greek word “Proteios” meaning – primary, – in the lead, – or – standing out front. So complex and widespread were the functions of protein in the body that the man who gave it its name, Swedish chemist Jon Jacob Berzelius in 1838, considered it that important. 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that approximately one billion people have an inadequate protein intake. 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25123207/

This is staggering. What is going on here?

What Can Eating More Protein Do for Us?

  1. Curb Appetite and Reduce Hunger Levels. It does this because protein is  by far the most filling of the three food groups, (protein, fat and carbohydrates). It also helps reduce Ghrelin levels (the hormone that helps make you feel hungry). Another bonus here is it helps boost the levels of the hormone that makes you feel full (Peptide YY).
  2. Muscle and Strength Gain. Our muscles are made up of amino-acids (the building blocks of protein). Eating adequate amounts of protein-rich foods along with strength training, helps you feel stronger and firmer. This can equate to a better firmer shape.
  3. Bone Health. With the worrying presence of osteoporosis now being felt in much of the developed world, protein can play a huge part here. According to the European Journal of Rheumatology: “Currently, it has been estimated that more than 200 million people are suffering from osteoporosis. According to recent statistics from the International Osteoporosis Foundation, worldwide, 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 years and 1 in 5 men will experience osteoporotic fractures in their lifetime”  (1.) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5335887/

Protein can play an important part here in its valuable role in the maintenance of normal bones.

  • Metabolism Aid :  Protein plays a big part in enabling our metabolic rate (fat burning capacity) work at its best. It does this in its role in the formation of muscle which in turn helps keep our metabolism high. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11838888/
  • Stress Support: During these pandemic times our stress levels can be severely tested. Having little or no social life, career finished or put on hold, relationship suffering from cabin fever, children constantly under your feet etc. This can have a big effect on your stress levels. With that your blood sugar can spike, your anxiety levels can increase, your blood pressure can rise and all hell can break loose. This can bring about burn-out and its often follow-on health conditions. Protein can play an important part here with its health-supporting qualities.
  • Weight Loss: Protein can help with the retention of solid tissue/muscle during weight loss. This is important as it helps stop the horrible gaunt look people get on their face when they lose muscle in their weight loss. There is nothing worse than when you lose weight and you look terrible. You lose your shape and can often look older than you looked before your weight loss. Protein helps make us more firm and shapely. It is very important in successful weight loss.

These are just some of the benefits that protein brings to our body.

Good sources of protein include: Meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products.

Vegetarian / Vegan proteins include: Nuts, seeds, pulses, peas, beans, quinoa etc.

A Drink to Help Supply Your Protein Needs

An ideal way to supplement your protein intake is to use a protein drink.

When looking for a protein drink it is preferable that it is:

  1. High in protein
  2. Low in fat
  3. High in calcium

Probably the best protein drink to fit the bill here is casein the most abundant protein in milk.

Proform casein protein drinks are a very tasty option here.

They come in delicious strawberry, vanilla, raspberry and real cocoa flavours. Simply shake or blend a serving with milk, coconut water, almond milk or water and you have a really mouth-watering treat that really hits the spot.

Convenient and Easy to Use

It’s convenience of use makes it an ideal addition to, dieters, athletes and those with an active lifestyle.

Once you taste that creamy sweet texture in your mouth you will then know why the Proform range of protein drinks have been such a firm favourite with our customers for almost 35 years.

It really helps take the hard work out of you looking and feeling your best. In the meantime check out the protein foods on the list and make sure you are including some of them in your diet.

Should we eat more protein by Hugh Chambers

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The Best Protein Supplement Usage

The question that usually follows ‘what is the best protein supplement’ is ‘when should I use protein supplements?’ In reality, because you need so much protein, you should be using the best protein supplements every single day.

The average bodybuilder needs about 1 gram of protein for each pound of bodyweight. You can have slightly less than this as well, but not much less. If you weigh 180 pounds, you need about 180 grams of protein a day. It doesn’t sound like much, right? We aren’t talking about calories…we are talking about grams of protein. 180 grams of protein is more than you think!

What you must remember that protein isn’t the only thing that you will be taking in. If it were, 180 grams may not seem like such a big deal. But when you combine that 180 grams of protein, with all of the other nutrients that you need throughout the day, for a well balanced diet, it really is a lot.

So, how can you consume that much protein in a 24 hour period? You use the best protein supplements that you can find, and combine them with regular meals. The best protein supplements are protein powders such as the Proform casein range. Each protein powder in this range gives you all the nutrition facts on the label.

The great thing about these type of protein supplements is that short of mixing a powder with a liquid, or opening a package, you can consume 25 to 30 grams of protein very quickly – no mess, no fuss. Furthermore, if you read labels, and learn to buy the protein powder that contains more than protein, you can ingest many of the other nutrients and vitamins that you need for the day at the same time, with the same protein powder.

It is wise to eat a healthy diet along with protein supplements. You must also eat regular meals. An ideal schedule would be to have a protein shake first thing in the morning, followed by a solid food snack midmorning. Eat a solid food lunch. Have a protein shake immediately after working out (after an hour). Eat a solid food dinner, and make sure that you have a protein shake before bed.

This schedule gives you a nice rounded use of solid foods and the best protein supplements, ensuring that you get enough of everything that you need during the day, without being inconvenienced.

If you work or attend school, it isn’t easy to consume the amount of protein that you need each day, because work rules and school rules will not allow you to head over to your favorite restaurant or pull your packed foods out and start enjoying them. Therefore, the best protein powders are designed for ease and convenience. Make sure that you take full advantage of them, but don’t overdo them to the point where you are forgoing solid foods.

The Best Protein Supplement Usage by Caroline Middleton, Holistic Nutritionist

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Healthy Snacks to Fuel Your Workout

You won the battle over apathy. You have summonsed the willpower to get to the gym and push your body to its limit. Do yourself a favour, and make certain your body is properly fuelled with an appropriate pre-workout snack. 

1. When to Eat? 

Timing is everything. Eat too soon and you will not receive the nutritional benefits of your pre-workout snack. Worse, undigested food will make you sluggish and tired. We recommend eating 30 minutes to 2 hours before you exercise. Calorie consumption is key though. You should stay between 50 and 100 calories if you are eating 30 minutes prior to a workout. When you have an hour before a workout, try to eat 100 to 200 calories. 2 hours or more prior to a workout, eat 200 to 300 calories. 

2. Carbohydrates or Protein? 

Carbohydrates are the fuel your muscles need to survive your workout. When you consume carbs, they are converted to glucose which is what your muscles need to keep you from feeling tired and weak. If you want to survive your exercise regimen, you are going to need to fuel up on carbohydrates. The need for carbohydrates increases pre-workout if you avoid carbs early in the day or consume a low-carb diet. 

Don’t skimp on protein. Compared to consuming carbohydrates alone, combining carbohydrates with protein which has proven to increase endurance performance. Over the course of your workout, your body’s muscles begin to breakdown. Consuming protein not only slows the breakdown of muscles, it helps muscles recover and grow. Proform Mass Builder oats has the perfect combination of protein and carbohydrates.

3. What about Fat? 

Healthy fats are an important part of a balanced diet. They are excellent for controlling hunger because they digest slowly. During a workout, you need your fuel to burn energy quickly. This is why carbohydrates, which quickly convert to glucose, are the fuel of choice for a pre-workout snack. For the best results, and to avoid feeling bloated, minimize your fat consumption in pre-workout meals. 

4. What to Eat? 

Examples of carbohydrates: 

  • Small Fruit (UN ripe banana, apple, berries, etc.)
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola
  • Whole-wheat bread
  • Rice cakes

Examples of proteins: 

Healthy Snacks to Fuel Your Workout
Have fun and be creative. Just remember to pick a carbohydrate and a protein. A quick and flavourful idea is an apple with almond butter. Greek yogurt is a star because it combines protein and carbs. Try adding a handful of granola and a touch of honey to Greek yogurt for a quick snack on the go. If you have access to a microwave. Again a hearty bowl of Proform Massbuilder Oats  with nuts is a dynamite snack.

Healthy Snacks to Fuel Your Workout by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

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Tony Quinn Educohealth Sports Nutrition

Tony Quinn Sports Nutrition Since 1975

Tony Quinn Educohealth Sports Nutrition offers a wide array of products that aim to meet individual and unique needs. It may promote high performance, endurance, fat-burning capacity, strength, power, and size, depending on the variant and amount taken.

High-performance athletes must be given high-performance nutrition, supplements, and other recovery products accordingly.

The various lines of Tony Quinn products provide these while building and defining lean mass and, also reducing the amount of fat in the body.

This is specifically appropriate if a person intends not only to make the muscles fuller but also gain enough strength.

One to two servings per day of Proform 100 may help support the growth of lean mass with the infusion of amino acid technology.

This product has already been proven to rejuvenate the muscles and increase their overall strength.

If a person is after a healthy blend of amino acids, Amino Energise is the best choice. Taking 3 of these can already bring in the desired effect and heighten the impact of workouts on the body.

Another great health drink for the sports bottle is Energy-C. This is a great post-workout drink, Replace electrolytes lost through perspiration. Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. Electrolytes are important because they help balance the amount of water in the body move and nutrients into your cells. They also help balance your acid/base PH Move waste out of your cells.

Endurance athletes need to fight fatigue, replenish energy expended, and be able to recover at once.

The Educohealth protein and active lifestyle range fall under the endurance line which significantly achieves all three while maintaining lean mass.

Nitric Oxide (No2) is enhanced by a product called Nova.

This product consists of a blend of essential vitamins, Niacin, L-Arginine, L-Carnitine, Maca Root, Epimedium to name a few.

For trainers, NOVA gives a brilliant response to exercise in the form of a pump which is the tissue-forming increase in circulation that experienced trainers look for.

For older people over 35, a great pump is a sign of a youthful health-building response to exercise.

In addition to high performance and endurance, Amino Or can also work hand in hand with exercises in the gym to create a cut, lean, and muscular appearance.

This product belonging to the weight management section and taken with Amino Energise can cause solid tissue development by infusing the body with protein and, at the same time, shedding fat components.

Finally, for strength, power, and size, the Mass Builder Oats is especially delicious, offering the traditional muscle-building power of pure Irish oats with real raspberry pieces.

This product now offers our exclusive advanced Proamino-CTM 100% protein quality technology. It helps the muscles become rejuvenated and support the power of workouts.

This is emphasized by delaying lactic acid burn and promoting muscle recovery.

Tony Quinn Educohealth products will work very well when they are taken in line with exercise in the gym.

It is also important to identify, at the very start, the goals and targets for doing the workouts and taking in these supplements.

A program must then be created in line with these goals and targets.

Tony Quinn Educohealth Sports Nutrition by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

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Protein Recipes

Proform Overnight Strawberry Oats

INGREDIENTS
75g oats
1 scoop Proform Strawberry
200ml Coconut Water
1 tbsp. Greek yoghurt
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp of raspberries
1tbsp of sliced banana

First mix the Proform protein powder with the coconut water, then add the protein mixture the oats and chia seeds to a sealable container or Kilner jar.
Stir everything well and then leave to chill in the fridge overnight.
When its ready, portion half the oat mix into a bowl refrigerate the other half for the next day. Add your toppings — enjoy!

Proform Shake

Serving suggestions

Make the Proform protein shake in the normal way using a liquidizer or hand-held blender. You make the Strawberry flavour Proform even more delicious by adding one of the following ingredients to the blender.

  • 8-10 fresh, ripe strawberries
  • 2 tbs frozen berry mixture
  • 8-10 stoned cherries
  • A few chopped, fresh mint leaves

To the vanilla Proform you can ring the changes with the addition of any of the following:

  • ½ a banana or a small, ripe pear peeled
  • 2 tbs of blueberries
  • 1 tbs 70% cocoa powder blended into a smooth paste with 1 tbs water
  • Few drops of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs of ground almonds or hazelnuts
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder of or freshly grated nutmeg

For a more pronounced flavour you could also place a vanilla pod in the tub of Proform

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Proform Mousse

Proform protein can be made into a delicious mousse by simple blending a scoop of Proform with 100-200 mls of milk, depending on the thickness of the mousse you require. Chill in the fridge for an hour to allow the mixture to set.

The mousse can be enjoyed as a delicious snack or dessert. It can be made even tastier by adding any of the following toppings:

  • Sliced strawberries, raspberries or blueberries
  • Stoned cherries, halved
  • Chopped almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts
  • 1 tsp 100% cacao nibs
  • 1 tbs of cinnamon
  • Sprinkling of toasted, mixed seeds
  • 1-2 chopped unsulphured dates, figs or apricots
  • Grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp stewed apple or pear
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp toasted coconut
  • 2 tsp dried goji berries or cranberries
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Proform slice

Proform makes a lovely sliceable dessert or snack with the addition of gelatine. This makes it convenient to add to a lunch box or even to serve as a mealtime dessert alternative to a high-fat cheesecakes and ice-cream.

  • 6 tbs proform powder
  • 1 pt low-fat/skim milk
  • 1 tbs gelatine
  • ¼ pint warm water

Dissolve the gelatine into warm water and set aside to cool

Blend the Proform powder with the milk and then blend in the cooled gelatine mixture.

Pour into a 1lb loaf tin, cake tin or mould and allow to set.

When set, remove from the tin and cut into serving slices

Store any left-overs in the fridge. This can also be set in individual glass serving dishes for a more formal occasion. Decorate with fresh berries and mint leaves or any or the topping suggestions.

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CHOCOLATE ALMOND PROTEIN SHAKE

Servings Size: 1 Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Proform Real Cocoa
  • 400ml of Almond Milk or liquid of choice
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped Almonds.

Combine all ingredients; blend. Top with more almonds.

Nutrition Facts: Proform Real Cocoa

  • 118 calories
  • 23g protein/ 40g with 500ml low-fat milk
  • 3.5 g carbs
  • 0.6g fat
  • • 308mg calcium

Amino Refuel Post Workout Shake

Ingredients:
 • 1 scoop Proform 100 Raspberry
 • 1 X 5g scoop of creatine
 • 400ml low-fat milk
 • 30g berries of choice
 • 1/2 frozen banana
 • Handful ice cubes

 Simply add all ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth

Nutrition Facts: Proform Raspberry 100
• 109 calories
• 40G protein with low-fat milk
• 1gm carbs
• 0.4g fat
• 335mg calcium

Click here to see our Full Range of Proform Proteins

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Your Health and Your Protein Shake

Protein drinks are drinks with high protein content. They are made by adding a protein source to fluids. They are considered food and nutrient supplements. With the popularity of protein drinks and powders, are these drinks beneficial to our health.

Proteins are indeed necessary for our body. Protein helps in building muscles, skins, hairs, nails and internal organs. There are twenty amino acids needed for the human body to grow. Eight amino acids are produced by our body. They are necessary and should be present in the food we eat. While, the other twelve amino acids are manufactured within the body.

Certain studies have shown that protein drinks are necessary to drink after intense exercise or training where muscle tissues are damaged. Protein is needed and necessary to repair muscles after physical exertion. Therefore, it is imperative that a person who is exercising intensely should consume more protein. Some studies agree that resistance and endurance training can really break down muscle protein and increase the need for protein consumption.

During intense exercise, there is an increased need for calories which is proportional to increase need of protein. So, when the amount of food that you eat increases, so does your calorie intake and your protein intake increases proportionally. It is important to eat plant foods like vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts which can get you some of the protein you need. A protein shake can be exceptionally nutritious and convenient and the right types of protein shakes like the Proform casein range are considered a food.

Like all food supplements you have got to research the protein shake or powder which is right for you. The right protein supplement can make the vital difference. We recommend a high-calcium form of protein such as our Casein range. Proform Casein proteins are manufactured here in Ireland with the highest quality natural ingredients.

Protein drinks should never be the only source of protein. As mentioned, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and whole grains and animal products are good sources of protein. From these vegetables, you also get natural antioxidants that can protect you against the harmful affects of free radicals.

Everyone needs an adequate supply of protein on a daily basis. As protein is the foundation of every tissue in the body, it helps to absorb and use as much protein as the body can handle in order to maintain good health. Most people fail to attain this best level of usage through their life, as a result of which they ‘leak’ protein over the years, resulting in a loss of lean tissue mass. If a person diets to lose weight, under most systems of weight loss extra protein is lost from muscles and organs. If the weight is gained again and the weight loss is repeated, this has a very bad effect on all tissues including bones.

Our physical size can never be the basis of good health. It can be judged by our strength, resistance to illnesses, longevity, skin tone and our youthful vigour as we grow old.

See our Protein and Active Lifestyle Range

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Your Health and Your Protein Shake by Caroline Middleton

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

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9 Steps to Power your Kid’s Nutrition

Rearing a child can be such great fun. We see this little human being grow from a tiny baby into a little person that grows up before our very eyes.

This little person gets involved in all types of activities and mischief and gives us great entertainment, love and fun. They really add so much to our life.

It’s our job to look out for them and make sure that their growth, education and character-building happens as it should.

We look after their growth by feeding them the right food to help them perform best both in school and at play.

However this can be a challenge with many children today being ‘fussy eaters’ driven to eat an increasing amount of junk food, tempted by appealing fast food advertising.

Unfortunately there is a price for this with one in every five children now being classified as being overweight in Ireland. The figures are probably similar in other developed countries.

The World Health Organization state that the fundamental causes of obesity and overweight are:

  •  Increased consumption of energy-dense foods that are high in fat and sugars.
  •  Increase in physical inactivity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization.

Do we really want our little ones to be teased about their weight by their classmates? This is a burden that can often continue throughout the rest of their lives.

It is also interesting to note that the food that makes us fat also acts to impair cognition. Not a very good idea if we want our child to be mentally at their best for their studies. Diet-Induced Cognitive Deficits Report

This can stack the odds against them having a happy healthy life.

What can we do then to have our children at their physical and mental best?

9 Steps to Power your Kids Nutrition

  1. Reduce or preferably cut out, your child’s intake of sugar and junk food.
  2. Include more natural wholesome foods in their diet: meat, fish, free range poultry and eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains: oatmeal, brown rice, wholegrain brown bread, wholemeal pasta, dairy products, nuts, peas, beans, lentils, etc.
  3. Make sure they have a healthy nutritious breakfast before they go into school.
  4. Include some fresh fruit and wholemeal bread sandwiches in their lunch-box for school.
  5. Try switching to tasty healthy alternatives to junk foods.
  6. Encourage periods of outdoor exercise every day: playing in the park, going for a walk, playing outside with their friends etc.
  7. Limit screen time on computers/phones.
  8. Get them to take up a sport: football, camogie, martial arts, etc.
  9. Encourage their creativity in whatever field that they have natural talent in.

These steps can be a great support to you in helping your child be at their best. Try them and watch the magic happen.

Healthy Alternatives

As mentioned above one very good way to get your child eating better is to give them tasty healthy alternatives.

This would include:

Switching sugar laden cereals for straight oatmeal (try soaking some dried figs overnight and adding these and a handful of pecan nuts to the porridge)

Rather than going for cheap fatty burgers, switch to round steak mince and make your own healthy version.

Make healthier fries by basting the sliced potatoes in olive oil and baking in the oven.

Instead of having white rice with your curry try using brown rice (it’s nutty like texture adds some real flavour to it).

Make your own sugar-free jelly by boiling some pressed apple juice, pour it into a bowl, then add some powdered gelatine and stir until dissolved. Leave it to set overnight. Use kefir or yogurt as a tasty cream substitute with this.

For ice-cream lovers a great alternative is a very tasty protein food-shake called Proform from Tony Quinn Educohealth.

This delicious tasting protein food-shake is high in bone-building protein and calcium and also plays an important role in the muscle growth of children. (Good muscle tone is a great cornerstone in helping them look their best).

It’s also an ideal support for them if they are exercising to help supply much needed protein for their exercise needs.

Once they taste the creamy sweet smoothness of the Vanilla, Strawberry or Real Cocoa they will become firm fans of these tasty treats.

A High-Protein, Low-Carb, Low Fat Treat

Proform protein food-shakes are a natural dairy based protein made from casein the substance from which cheese is made.

Unlike cheese which can have added salt and fat, the Proform protein-shakes are low in fat and carbohydrates and can help play a big role in having our little ones operating at their best.

It is a delicious nutritional support for them during the growing years.

In the meantime please try and follow the steps above as they can prove invaluable to our little ones health.

When you see them out enjoying themselves playing on the street, in the local playground, in the park, etc, the look of joy in their faces will make it all so worthwhile.

You will be delighted that you helped naturally stack the odds in their favour for them to be their happiest, healthiest selves.

9 Steps to Power your Kids Nutrition by Hugh Chambers

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

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4 Reasons The Right Protein Powder Can Change Your Life

One of the biggest nutritional problems that many women face is simply not getting enough protein into their day. A simple protein powder can make all the difference.

For many women, the thought of eating more protein translates to getting big and bulky – something they want to avoid. Rest assured, however, this will not happen.

The fact is you need protein to function every day and additionally, to achieve your desired body composition. Protein offers so many benefits, you simply can’t afford to miss out on it.

Let’s quickly go over how protein will help you in your mission to get strong, healthy, and fit.

Increased Metabolic Rate

What if I told you that drinking a protein shake could help you increase how many total calories you burned each day? Well, that is precisely what a good protein powder can do.

Protein-rich foods have a high thermic effect on food, which essentially means you burn off a number of calories just digesting it. For every 100 calories of protein you consume, you’ll burn off around 25-30 of those calories through digestive processes.

For every 100 calories of carbohydrates or dietary fats, you’ll burn off 4 or 2 calories respectively. This over the long run could help you see fat loss results.

Improved Bone Density

Next, when you choose a protein powder that’s rich in calcium such as Profemme, you’ll also help build stronger bones. Maintaining your bone density as a woman is important as when you reach menopause, you’ll be at an increased risk of stress fractures and osteoporosis.

What you do now sets the stage for the future. Profemme protein powder gives you a full day’s worth of calcium per serving.

Help With Your Menstrual Cycle

Some protein powders, such as Profemme are also fortified with other ingredients that may help to regulate your menstrual cycle. This means fewer cramping, fewer food cravings, and more energy. If you struggle with PMS, this could find relief with this product.

Look for a product that contains GLA, isoflavones, as well as Broccoli extract, all of which can assist with the menstrual cycle.

Improved Exercise Recovery

Do not underestimate the importance of having sufficient protein as far as exercise recovery goes. After you perform exercise training, be it cardiovascular training or strength training, your body is going to experience small breakdowns that then have to be repaired.

With enough protein, this process happens quickly and you’ll bounce back and be ready to do another workout a short while later. Without enough protein, you’ll be struggling to feel your best and may find that your energy and strength lags for a few days after a workout session.

Drinking a protein shake immediately following exercise is a fantastic idea to jumpstart the recovery process and help ensure you see results from your training.

Additionally, Profemme is created using casein proteins, which are different from your regular whey protein and break down much slower in the body. This means that you’ll reduce your appetite longer, giving you superior hunger control.

So hopefully now you can see why it’s so important to get more protein into your diet and why a protein shake such as Profemme is the perfect way to do it. It’s fast, easy, and tastes great. Everything a busy woman needs.

4 Reasons The Right Protein Powder Can Change Your Life by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

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About Tony Quinn

Tony Quinn is the originator of Educohealth (Ireland’s longest established chain of health stores), Educogym (an award winning gym franchise) and The EDUCO® Model (a global award winning Educational System). This campaign is focused on letting people know about Tony Quinn’s work and how Educohealth, Educogym and The EDUCO® Model can show people how to go from You to Super You in all areas of their life.

You to Super You programme is focused on activating a person’s Life Force within. Life Force is an Energy or Power that is inside every human being but is largely unexplored. With increased or freed out Life Force a person gains increased capacity to achieve results in all areas, and experience a greater depth of living. This Life Force is like a Super Power that can be availed of for greater health, happiness, success etc.

It is aimed at Adults 18+ interested in exploring the power and potential of their Life Force or Power within and discovering the world’s greatest secret to health and wellbeing.

We launched our Tony Quinn Educohealth Super You weight loss box in conjunction with our Super You program in Educogym. Educogym training is based on a university validated research study where, over 12 days, participants lost on average 7.5lbs of fat and gained 3lbs of lean muscle. It is the most result-producing study on record over a 12 day period.

With Educohealth, Educogym and The EDUCO® Model people can literally go from You to Super You by accessing their Life Force – The Path to Power! This is living life on a new level. A direct experience of a person’s own Life Force can have transformative results in all areas. Tony Quinn Educohealth Supplements are formulated with the highest quality natural ingredients combined to increase a person’s Life Force. The Educogym System is designed to train a person’s mind as well as their body also increasing Life Force in the process. The EDUCO® Model trains a person how to use more of their mind thereby accessing and availing of their power and potential within which is their own Life Force. The ultimate mission of Educohealth, Educogym and The EDUCO® model is for a person to become their Superhero Self.

Do you want to lose weight, get in shape, increase your energy, reverse the aging process, hear about how your unconscious mind is the doorway to a new alternative way of living, avail of your Super Power within and cause a quantum leap in your human potential? – Call us on 01 8308588 for a free consultation.

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Make A Smoothie Your Perfect Meal

Are you looking for a way to make a quick and healthy meal? Look no further than a smoothie. A smoothie is perfect to replace a meal, as a healthy snack or as a quick meal for on the go.

A smoothie is a drink filled with a variety of fruits blended into a smooth liquid. It is like a milkshake full of nutrition. You can add protein powders or other healthy supplements to make a smoothie even more nutritious.

Not sure how to make the perfect smoothie? Read on. It is really quite easy. You will need a blender, so make sure to buy one online. There are a variety of blenders, but a simple and inexpensive one should do the trick for starters. Next, head to the supermarket to stock up on all the ingredients you will need to make the perfect smoothie. You will want a combination of a few fruits. Most smoothie lovers use a banana and then a couple of other kinds of fresh or frozen fruit.

You can use peaches, mangos, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or any other kind of fruit you prefer. Be sure to pick up some low-fat or non-fat yogurt as well. Yogurt adds nutrition and is good for creating the creamy texture in smoothies. You may want to add some fresh fruit juice to a smoothie, so add your favorite variety to the basket as well. Pick up protein powder like Proform to add extra protein and calcium.

When you have collected all of the ingredients you need, the fun can begin. It is time to make your smoothie. If you are someone that needs to follow a recipe, you can find recipes for perfect smoothies online. And if you do not need to use a recipe just experiment and have fun. Try different combinations of fruits and play around with different amounts of each fruit until you find something that pleases your tastebuds.

Simply put all of the ingredients into your blender and blend away. For a more icy texture, try adding a few icecubes to the smoothie. When you have the smoothie blended just right, simply pour it into a glass and enjoy with a spoon or a straw. It is that easy.

Even kids will love smoothies. It is a great way to get your kids to eat their fruits and begin to enjoy making healthy eating choices. Put their smoothies in fancy cups and allow them to make a party out of it. Smoothies will not have any artificial sweeteners, but the natural sugars in fruit make the smoothies seem as good as ice cream or desserts.

So the next time you need a quick and healthy meal in a hurry, look no further than your blender. Throw in a unique combination of fruit, juices, yogurt, and healthy supplements and enjoy a smoothie, the perfect meal.

See our one-month weight loss pack here.

Make A Smoothie Your Perfect Meal by Caroline Middleton –

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

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Adding Exercise to Lose Weight

The best way to lose weight is to add exercise to your weight loss plan. Studies have shown that dieters who add exercise to their weight loss plans not only lose weight, but they keep it off much more effectively than those dieters who just cut their calories. Exercise builds muscle, boosts your metabolism and burns calories. There are so many reasons to exercise. Here are some tips to add exercise to lose weight.

Make exercise easy so you do it every day. How many times have you said to yourself, “Today’s the day I start exercising?” Probably quite a few times. The trick is to make exercising easy. If you haven’t started exercising then you are making it too hard. You need to make exercising easy and accessible. Try taking a walk when you get home from work. Or walking on your lunch break. What about a home workout? Do something to make exercise easier.

Exercise will help you lose weight when you add more movement. Some people think of adding exercise as just adding a workout during their day. But a great trick to losing more weight is simply adding more movement. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Walking to the train instead of taking a taxi to the station. Parking your car further from the shops and walking there. Look for sneaky ways to add exercise into your day and let it pile up.

Set exercise goals that is achievable. When you are out of shape and haven’t been to the gym in years, a marathon run is not the best goal to set at first. The first goal is simply regular exercise. Set exercise goals in stages that get you excited about working out, that make you want to do more. The more goals you achieve, the better you’ll feel about yourself.

Try talking to a personal trainer to get some professional advice. Working out to lose weight can become much more effective when you get the customization from a personal trainer. A personal trainer can tell you what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong. They can make gentle tweaks to your workout and you may be amazed by the results you see. It can create great improvements.

To lose weight add cardio. But don’t forget about strength training. Experts agree that these two tools are critical to weight loss success. Longer cardio workouts and strength training can lead to weight loss results you’ll be pleased with.

See our one-month weight loss pack here.

Exercise to lose weight by Caroline Middleton

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St Patrick’s Day Recipes

Happy St Patrick’s celebrations to all our friends near and far. Kick Start the day healthy and go green with this delicious smoothie, followed by the dish we all love ‘Corned Beef Hash’ the healthier way. Enjoy!

Lucky Charms Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • A handful of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of skim milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of frozen spinach or 2 cups fresh spinach (you won’t taste the spinach!)
  • Blitz together in a blender.

Corned Beef Hash

There are so many vegetables in this corned beef hash recipe that it makes it a full balanced meal for breakfast. Shredded Brussels sprouts would also be great in this dish, maybe?

Ingredients

Meat – 10 oz Corned beef or cooked bacon or ham, cooked

  • 2 Carrots
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme, dried
  • 1 Yellow onion, diced (1 1/2 cups), large
  • 1 Zucchini, medium
  • 4 Eggs, fresh
  • 1 Pepper, green or yellow
  • 1 Salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2tbsp of minced fresh parsley

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CORNED BEEF HASH:

This hash is cooked in two stages.

  • First sauté the vegetables to get them softened and starting to brown. Toss in shredded corned beef and brown it in the pan for a couple of minutes.  
  • Transfer the hash to an ovenproof dish and keep it warm in the oven while you brown the potatoes. Stir potatoes in with the rest of the ingredients. Make 4 wells and crack the four eggs on top of the wells. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 20-25 mins. Enjoy!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all at Educohealth – Caroline Middleton

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Simple Daily Detox

Follow This Simple Program

There’s no such thing as a one-day miracle diet, but that doesn’t mean a one-day detox won’t yield impressive results. By detoxing the body, the right way, people can give themselves the health boost they need to meet their long-term goals. Ahead, learn all about the benefits of detoxing and the best one-day detox options.

What is a detox?

Many people associate detoxing with punitive liquid diets. They think that it means drinking nothing but water, lemon, and cayenne pepper for a week. In reality, detoxing simply refers to the process that rids the body of harmful toxins. This usually works by enhancing the function of the organs naturally responsible for getting rid of toxins, like the liver. An effective detox diet will boost organ function, clear the body’s pathways, and provide the body with much-needed micronutrients.

What are the benefits of detoxing?

Ridding the body of toxins has a big impact on the body, the mind, and on future lifestyle choices. For one thing, detoxing can boost energy. That’s because it leaves the body so hydrated, which is a leading cause of fatigue.

Detoxing is also a great way to press reset on your diet. Getting rid of toxins can reduce cravings for toxic foods filled with processed ingredients and sugar. It can reverse longtime dietary habits and give people the boost they need to make healthier choices.

Making healthy choices is closely tied to mood and mental health. When people detox, they cut out the foods that make blood sugar spike. This helps to normalize the production of stress hormones like cortisol. The detox process can help people with anxiety minimize their feelings of stress.

What’s the best way to do a daily detox?

For people unfamiliar with the detox process, a one-day detox is a great option. It’s an effective crash course in the benefits of it. It’s also a great way to get the body back on track after a day of indulgence. Here’s a potential one-day detox plan:

Fruity Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothies are a favorite of one-day detox dieters. To make a great breakfast detox smoothie, it’s important to load the drink with detoxifying ingredients, like:

Strawberries: Strawberries are high in fiber, which will kick the digestive system into gear first thing in the morning.

Banana: Including half a banana in a breakfast smoothie will give dieters their daily dose of potassium.

Green Lunchtime Smoothie

For lunch, mix up a smoothie with some of the following ingredients:

Ginger: This spice helps to stimulate the digestive system and improve circulation. Healthy circulation ensures that the toxin-flushing kidneys are working at peak performance.

Avocado: People who aren’t used to the detox process may get hungry. To fight hunger, include healthy fats in smoothies. Avocados are filling and super nutritious, making them an excellent addition to lunchtime smoothies.

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is also a digestive aid. This citrus juice boosts saliva production as well, which improves liver function.

Apple: Fiber is an essential digestive aid. Apples are a great source of fiber, and they add a pleasant texture and flavor to green smoothies.

Dinner

Many one-day detox dieters eat a healthy dinner at the end of the day, comprised of lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. It’s always good to select detox-friendly vegetables like kale and asparagus. By the end of the day, even detox novices will be willing to admit that their body feels cleaner, leaner, and toxin-free.

Simple Daily Detox by Caroline Middleton

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

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Vitamin D Defence

Get Your Daily Boost

The oral spray delivery method helps boost your child’s levels in a convenient and fuss-free way – for their daily Vitamin D Defence

  • No water.
  • No tablets.
  • No-fuss.

The Amazing Benefits For Your Child

When it comes to supporting a growing child’s development and aiding calcium absorption, vitamin D helps supports healthy bones and teeth, contributes to a healthy immune system, and supports normal muscle function.

Why Choose?

Vitamin D+K2 Oral Spray is an optimum strength supplement delivering 3000IU of vitamin D3 alongside 75μg vitamin K2 to support a healthy immune system, healthy bones, and blood clotting.

  • 3 sprays deliver 3000IU (75μg) of vitamin D plus 75μg of vitamin K2
  • Optimal support for bone health
  • K2 helps prevent arterial calcification
  • Supports normal blood clotting
  • A convenient alternative to tablets and capsules
  • Natural peppermint flavouring
  • Packaging made from Ocean Waste Plastic

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By Caroline Middleton Nutritional Expert – Tony Quinn Educohealth

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The Mind and Sleep

The spinning stressed mind is probably the single biggest cause of sleep problems or insomnia. To quote words from a popular song we are “stuck in a moment and can’t get out of it”

While acknowledging the merits of meditation and mindfulness, there is something else that is well worth checking out in relation to calming a stressed racing mind.

It is a special relaxation routine that helps relax not only the conscious mind but the unconscious mind as well. Our mental conflict usually happens when consciously we want to do something but unconsciously we want to do something else.

We get into an internal struggle with the two sides of our mind at war with each other.  The more we get both sides of the mind to agree and go along with each other, the more the stress reduces and things start to work out for us.

This unique relaxation routine is the brain child of Dr Tony Quinn one of the most well-known people in the world today in the field of the mind. He received a MSC degree for discovering a unique method of harnessing the power of the unconscious to help in everyday life. He also holds qualifications in Hypnotherapy and NLP.

Some of his best work is condensed into a relaxation download called Relaxation with a Purpose. This download is a must for anyone troubled with stress or stress related conditions: anxiety, insomnia etc.

When played over a period of time it helps align the conscious and unconscious minds into a more productive, relaxed, focussed, harmonious way of operating. This in turn can have a very positive effect on our ability to “chill out” and sleep.

It is especially useful for those of us troubled with a spinning-mind, which we find hard to switch off.

Once you get into this structured relaxation model, it’s amazing how our outlook on life can change for the better.

It is simple to use and an invaluable tool for those of us who want to relax more or help improve focus in different areas of our lives, be it business, sport, study, etc.

Sweet Dreams

When we put our head on our pillow as we go to sleep at night, the more we have happy relaxing thoughts going through our mind, the easier we can let go and drift into a deep relaxing night’s sleep.

The Relaxation with a Purpose download can help our mind be more structured and relaxed, to best help nature take its course here.

When we awake in the morning relaxed and refreshed, with a big smile on our face, we will know how worthwhile this unique relaxation model is.

After all, we owe it to ourselves to have the best and most relaxing night’s sleep.

In the meantime sweet dreams, stay healthy and sleep well. Hugh Chambers

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

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12 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep does wonders for us all. It allows our body time to relax, regenerate and heal itself and is a cornerstone of a healthy life.

It’s one of life’s blessings which we can often take for granted.

Only when our sleep pattern gets disturbed do we begin to realise how vital a good night’s sleep is to us.

The average person gets about 8 hours sleep yet there have been some rare examples of well-known people doing well on much less.

The Sleeping Greats

Genius Thomas Edison slept only three to four hours a night. Benjamin Franklin (one of the Founding Fathers of the United States) slept for about five hours a night. The great inventor Nikola Tesla reputedly slept two hours a night. Ex British PM Margaret Thatcher slept four hours a night. The present richest man in the world, entrepreneur Elon Musk is famous for sleeping 4 hours every night. These were all very productive people.

On the other hand there are those that make a point of getting a full 7 to 8 hours sleep a night.

Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos has said “I feel so much better all day long if I had eight hours sleep”

Movie actresses Halle Berry and Jessica Alba are both very keen on getting their 8 hours sleep every night.

The Dali Lama sleeps 8 to 9 hours a night and has said “Sleep is the best meditation”

Actor Matthew Mc Counaughey is a fan of getting eight and a half hours sleep every night.

With most of us, getting 8 hours sleep a night, will have us operating at our best.

Unfortunately in our present pandemic lockdown state many people are finding it increasingly difficult to get some quality sleep.

This can be down to many factors: stress/anxiety, working long hours, burn-out, too much screen time, loneliness/isolation, lack of human interaction etc. Not a very conducive environment for a healthy happy life.

The Cost of Sleep Deprivation

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services:

“Chronic, long-term sleep disorders affect millions of Americans each year. These disorders and the sleep deprivation they cause can interfere with work, driving, social activities, and overall quality of life, and can have serious health implications. Sleep disorders account for an estimated $16 billion in medical costs each year, plus indirect costs due to missed days of work, decreased productivity, and other factors”

One big concern here is elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

This hormone triggers the body’s natural flight or fight response.

It plays an important role when we’re facing real danger and we really need it. The problem happens when we are in a prolonged state of stress. This causes our cortisol levels to become constantly elevated (the tap won’t turn off).

This then can disrupt the body and contribute to among other things: anxiety, hormone imbalances, unwanted weight gain and difficulty in sleeping. 

Cortisol levels therefore can have a big part to play in our sleeping health.

One of the best ways to balance cortisol is to reduce stress, learn to relax and of course sleep better.

12 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep

What can we do to make sure we get a good night’s sleep?

Here is a series of steps to help you get your most restful replenishing sleep.

  • Make sure your room is darkened this helps in the release of Melatonin the hormone that helps you sleep.
  • No coffee, tea, or stimulants 4 hours before you go to bed.
  • Keep your room well ventilated to allow fresh air circulation for a more restful sleep.
  • Avoid screens (phones, laptops, tablets, computers etc) for at least 90 minutes before bed. (These screens emit a blue light that can interfere with the sleep-inducing hormone Melatonin making it harder for us to sleep).
  • Avoid drinking liquids for one hour before bed. (This helps stop bathroom visits during the night).
  • Go to bed at the same time every night. (This helps with the body’s circadian rhythm sleep cycle).
  • Go for a 20 minute walk before bed.
  • Practice downtime activities before bed. (Meditation, listening to soft relaxing soft music etc).
  • Eat a better balanced diet of natural foods. (Fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fish, whole grains etc). Foods that help support our nervous system best.
  • Avoid sugar, go easy on alcohol and cut down on fast food.
  • Do some form of exercise every day.
  • Increase daylight exposure to up to two hours during the day. (This helps keep our circadian rhythm balanced and healthy).

All of these steps will help stack the odds in our favour to help us have a good relaxing sound night’s sleep.

Help from the Wonder Nutrients

Another big help in having us at our sleepy best is having a healthy functioning nervous system. The better it can handle stress the easier it is for us to switch off (stop over-thinking) and let nature takes its course.

Often when in this stressed cycle we can be so tired and fatigued that we don’t have the energy to make a start in getting ourselves back on track. This is where Pantac often called “The Happy Vitamin” can be a big help. It contains a nutrient formula that helps reduce tiredness and fatigue. It also contributes to normal mental performance, something that gets very challenged when we are stressed.

The mineral Magnesium can also play an important part here in the way it contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Calcium and Zinc also help the nervous system function properly.

A good option here is to combine Magnesium with Calcium, Zinc, Boron and vitamins D3 and K2, in the form of the Bone and Nerve Formula.

This can lend us some valued support when things seem to be going against us.

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

How to get a good nights sleep? by Hugh Chambers

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Happy Pancake Tuesday

Protein Pancakes For All The Family

This is a protein-packed stack of pancakes that has no oats, no bananas and doesn’t require a blender. These protein pancakes are also gluten-free and super low carb! 

Protein pancakes are so easy and simple to make and you are going to be making them every week as part of your meal prep.

So the few ingredients you need for these easy protein pancakes are:

2 Eggs
2 scoops Proform Protein powder 
1 teaspoon Baking powder
6 Tablespoons Water or Almond milk
Cooking spray, butter, or coconut oil for greasing the pan
 

Mix all of these ingredients together to form a batter. This batter usually makes 6-8 pancakes, which is perfect for 2 people, or you can save half of the pancakes in the refrigerator for the next day. Get your non-stick pan and then use the cooking spray because you do not want these to stick! Then flip.
We love how these protein pancakes don’t need a blender. 

The Protein powder we use is Proform as it is super low carb and low-fat. This recipe can also be used for Kids for a healthier pancake. Simply use the Proform Chocolate For Children instead. We hope you enjoy this recipe!

Happy Pancake Tuesday by Caroline Middleton Nutritional Expert

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Stress – Immediate Help for This Troubled Time

We are now in a time of great change in how we live our lives.

Only a year ago we had the freedom to jet off somewhere sunny at the drop of a hat, go out for a nice meal, meet someone for coffee, go to the cinema, sports events, gigs etc.

This has all stopped and we are now living in a more insular, isolated world.

Ok we have our computers, phones and internet to keep in contact but are they really feeding our needs in the way our former way of living did?  

Sadly for many they don’t appear to be doing so well in these present circumstances.

How long will this go on for? Heaven only knows?

In the meantime what can we do to help keep us at our best?

The Stress of the New Normal

Working from home can be great, but for many it can lack the social contact of other human beings and lead to loneliness and lack of self expression.

The brunt of so much of this pandemic has fallen on our care workers who at this stage can be over-burdened and suffering from burn-out.

There are families and couples who have not seen each other in months.

It is a very alien environment for us as humans to live in.

We can be living in an almost constant state of stress that we can’t shake.

This can affect our sleep patterns, cause insomnia and also bring on anxiety.

The Price of Stress

Stress can elevate our cortisol (stress hormone) levels. Prolonged elevated cortisol levels can have a very detrimental effect on the body.

This includes:

  • Weight gain, mostly around the tummy.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Irritability.
  • Fatigue.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Acne.
  • Difficulty in concentration.
  • Headaches.
  • Slow healing.

We need a certain level of cortisol but the problem happens when is stays at a constant elevated level. Controlling stress levels is a big start in keeping your cortisol where it should be.  What then can we do then to relieve this stress?

Stress Releasers

To help with this we often resort to stress releasers. There are two types of stress releasers positive stress releasers and negative stress releasers. The positive ones help relieve the stress and help us feel better.

The negative ones temporarily relieve the stress yet it often returns worse after a short period of time. They have the effect of trying to fill an emotional hole in you with something that makes this hole bigger.

Negative Stress Factors: Alcohol, smoking, junk food, recreational drugs, over using screens: computers, phones, tablets etc, lack of fresh air or daylight, lack of exercise, lack of self-expression, being with negative draining people, lack of sleep, etc.

Positive Stress Releasers: Exercise, being in daylight and fresh air, eating healthy foods, meditation, looking at inspiring or funny programs on TV or the internet, going for a walk or cycle in nature, getting a good night’s sleep, being with positive happy people, achieving your goals, etc.

 Ways to Relieve Stress

A big help here is to go on a natural health program. This would comprise of using as much of the positive health stress releasers as possible in a balanced program.

Steps to include in this are:

  1. Eat food in as near to its natural state as possible: fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat, fish, free range poultry, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
  2. Do some form of exercise every day even it is only a 20 minute walk to help stimulate circulation and get some fresh air.
  3. Learn to meditate – control your thoughts and chill out.
  4. Take up a hobby that you enjoy: singing your favourite songs, playing your favourite instruments, gardening, star gazing, running, etc.
  5. Get to bed at an early hour and having a set time of sleep.
  6. Look after a pet. They are great company.
  7. Connect with positive happy, fun people (it rubs off on you).
  8. Limit screen time to more manageable levels and if possible for at least an hour before bed. (This reduces your exposure to the blue light from screens that can affect our sleep-inducing hormone melatonin levels).
  9. Limit alcohol intake, give up or cut down on smoking and avoid white sugar.
  10. Read a good book; look at uplifting movies or programs.
  11. Be kind to yourself and less self critical.
  12. Look out for others and see if you can encourage them to be more supportive to their own mental health.

All of these steps can help things go more smoothly for you.

The Magic Nutrients for Your Nervous System

One other thing that can be of benefit to you here is to take nutrients that help support your body’s nervous system to help it operate at its normal best.

Probably the most supportive here are Pantac, B-vitamins and vitamin C.

Often called “The Happy Vitamin” the nutrients in Pantac helps support energy and mental performance. They also have the added benefit of reducing tiredness and fatigue. An ideal addition for anyone working long hours or are going through a stressful time.

Vitamin C is also a very good idea here. It too helps reduce tiredness and fatigue and also helps promote the normal healthy function of the nervous and immune systems.

B-Vitamins: Often called the anti stress vitamins, B-vitamins play an important role in helping maintain a healthy nervous system as well as perform many valuable body processes.

They are particularly involved in energy production. One of the best natural sources of B-vitamins is beef liver. Although for many it’s not the tastiest option, an ideal way around this is to take Desiccated Liver in either capsule or powder form.

It is also a good natural source of protein, iron and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA).

These valuable nutrients can really help stack the odds on your side in having your nervous system operate at its normal best.

The New Approach to the New Normal

Hopefully this pandemic will blow over sometime soon but in the meantime why not arm yourself as best as you can by following the steps mentioned above.

All you need to do is to take the first step. The more steps you take the better you will feel and in no time at all you will be wondering why you didn’t do this, years ago.

This pandemic can prove to be a cloud with a silver lining if it helps you to learn how to have you operating at your best.

Let this be the case where you benefit greatly from adopting a much healthier lifestyle.

Until then – Stay Healthy and Stay Safe.

Hugh Chambers.

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Immune System Boost For Winter Nutrition- Part 2

Another level of Winter Protection

To have all 5 of vitamins C, D, and A, and the power minerals Zinc and Selenium working for us can be a great idea in these cooler, darker months for an immune system boost. This can be further supported by adding in the other important nutrients like the bone-friendly vitamin K2, CoEnzyme Q10, and Resveratrol the exciting extract from red wine. Other antioxidants worth considering are the herb Milk Thistle, the plant nutrient Lycopene, Pomegranate Extract, Green Tea, and Bromalin. All of these power nutrients as well as other cutting edge antioxidants can be found in a special nutrient formula called the Cell Rejuvenation Mix.

The Cell Rejuvenation Mix is probably the most technologically advanced antioxidant formula on the market today. Made from 53 different high-quality nutrients, it can be so supportive for that immune system boost and overall health.

Great care is taken making sure that each individual ingredient in it is the best most active form available. This helps make the Cell Rejuvenation Mix unique in that it can support:

  • Normal immune health (the Big 5).
  • Respiratory health (Hesperin).
  • Reduction in tiredness and fatigue (Vitamin B5).
  • Improved concentration (Panax Gingseng).
  • Healthy ageing ((Lycopene).
  • Thyroid function (Iodine).
  • The maintenance of normal: bones, gums, teeth, hair health (Magnesium, Vitamin C, Biotin).
  • Collagen formation (Vitamin C).

Cell Rejuvenation Mix packs quite a punch to help keep us at our best in these cold dark days of winter. Now that we have taken care of our outer self (protecting it from the cold), perhaps it’s time we helped protect our inner self from external winter threats: colds, flues, bacteria, viruses, etc.

The Cell Rejuvenation Mix can be very useful to help stack the odds on our side to arm us best to deal with these winter blues for that immune system boost.

Once you try it you will understand why it has been so popular with our customers for the last 15 years.

In the meantime stay healthy and stay safe.

Part 1 – Vital Mid-Winter Nutrition Support

Vital Mid-Winter Nutrition Support by Hugh Chambers.

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

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Immune System and Winter Nutrition- Part 1

Mid-winter with its plummeting temperatures is probably the coldest time of the year. It’s time for padded jackets, woolly hats, and thermal gloves to protect us from the cold. These are good steps to take to keep us at our best over the winter. Yet what about our internal protection and in particular our immune system.

It is our body’s internal defense force that helps protect us from colds, flues, bugs, bacteria, and viruses. This is the time of the year when it is challenged most.

To help support the immune system in the special work you need to feed it the right nutrients that help keep it operating at its best.

Eating a more natural balanced diet of lean meats, fish, fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, etc can be a good help.

Also exercising, getting enough sleep, and making sure we take time out to unwind and relax are good moves.

Yet for many of us, we may not be taking care of ourselves as we should.

Here is where a unique range of special nutrients can prove invaluable.

The Vital Cogs in our Immune Health

The immune system is like a big engine that performs so many valuable functions in our body. In that engine, there are so many vital cogs that help things keep turning over.

These cogs are called antioxidants and they are major players in our immune health. They fight off harmful external invaders and help keep our body at its healthy best. You could liken them to little superheroes, each one with superpowers they use to help neutralize threats.

The Big 5

Among those superheroes are 5 who stand out, the Big 5 – vitamins C, D, A, and the minerals Zinc and Selenium.

People are probably most familiar with vitamin C. It is normally found in fresh fruit and vegetables and as it is not stored in the body you should make sure you are getting vitamin C from some source every day. It is a vital component of the immune system and is also involved in normal collagen formation in the skin, blood vessels, cartilage, teeth, and gums.

Twice Nobel prize-winning doctor Linus Pauling was a huge advocate of taking supplemental vitamin C daily. It must have done something for him as he lived to the ripe old age of 93. He was reputed to take in as much as 10gms a day.

Vitamin D.  Often called the sunshine vitamin it plays a very important role in our immune response.

Recently the NHS in the UK recommended that people consider taking a daily supplement of 400IU’s of vitamin D every day from October to early March.

In winter with our low levels of sunlight, it can be harder to get our daily requirement of vitamin D.

With vitamin D it is probably best to get the vitamin D3 form (the same form that is produced in your body from sunlight.). With the reduced daylight and colder temperatures, people are spending more time indoors making it more difficult to get our required levels of vitamin D.

Vitamin A is a power player in the normal function of our immune system.

It is also important in iron metabolism, eye, and skin health

Zinc comes next. According to the World Health Organization: “Research conducted during the past 10–15 years suggests that zinc deficiency is widespread and affects the health and well-being of populations worldwide

Zinc is truly a remarkable mineral. It is valuable immune support but it also has a host of other superpowers.

It contributes to the maintenance of normal: vision, bones, skin, nails, hair, cognitive function, testosterone, fertility, and reproduction.

This helps make Zinc a vital component of our health and immune support.

Selenium is another power player here. This amazing mineral has its own brand of superpowers.

According to the prestigious National Center for Biotechnology Information in the USA “Selenium deficiency affects anywhere from 500 million to 1 billion people worldwide, due to inadequate intake” 

Among other things Selenium helps contribute to the normal: function of the immune system, thyroid function, nails and hair.

These are all very useful superheroes to have on your side to help keep you at your best in winter.

Part 2 of this blog coming tomorrow……

In the meantime stay healthy and stay safe.

Vital Mid-Winter Nutrition Support by Hugh Chambers.

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

INCREASE YOUR LIFE FORCE

Increase Your Life Force

It’s that time when a New Year is opening up in front of us.

This is the time for our New Year’s resolutions and the great things we want to do with our lives in the year ahead. It could be we want to get into shape, exercise more, be more confident, have better skin, be more relaxed, healthier,  more focussed, etc.

Whatever it is this is the time traditionally when we make resolutions to help change our lives for the better.

Studies have shown that approximately 80% of all New Year’s resolutions fail, most of them by the end of February.

This is not a very encouraging sign for those of us who are making our resolutions for this New Year.

The Missing Spark

So what is the vital spark that ignites our goals and makes them happen?

The answer comes in two words “Life Force”

Inside of each one of us there is a flame of life (like a candle flame) that energises us, digests our food, circulates our blood, grows our skin, generates health, battles illness, gives us drive, makes us positive and optimistic and believes that we should reach for the stars and have a full adventurous happy life.

This flame of life is our Life Force. When it is high we are full of life and in control of our destiny. When it is low things start to crowd in on us and our life then can spiral out of our control. We can then spend our life fire fighting one situation after another trying to keep our head above water.

This then doesn’t leave much energy left over for us to achieve our goals.

Certain things grow this flame (Life Force) and certain things help dampen it down or extinguish it.

8 Things That Lower Life Force

  • Junk food: cakes, biscuits, sweets, icecream, chocolate, sugary soft drinks, junk take-away foods, sugar.
  • Processed foods: white rice, white bread, white pasta, white pizzas, sugary yoghurts, fatty sugary meat sauces, mayonnaise etc.
  • Lack of exercise, daylight or fresh air.
  • Too much screen time: phones, tablets, laptops, TV’s.
  • Cigarette smoking, over- indulging in alcohol.
  • Being with negative people who constantly undermine you.
  • Procrastination: Keep putting things off.
  • Being in a rut.

These things help keep you in a disempowered state.

10 Things That Increase Life Force

  • Eat foods in as near to their natural state as possible: Lean meats, wild fish, whole grains, brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds.
  • Do some form of exercise every day even if it is just a 20 minute walk.
  • Get out in nature, fresh air, daylight.
  • Join a gym and train with weights for no more than 25 minutes at a time 3 times a week.
  • Have some hobby that gives you a buzz, play sport, go dancing, be in nature, play cards etc.
  • Believe in yourself and your dreams – Aim for the sky.
  • Socialise and interact with good people who believe in you.
  • Be kind to yourself – Don’t be so self-critical.
  • Look for the good in yourself and others.
  •  Always write out your goals and make practical steps on a regular basis to bring you nearer to them.

These steps help increase the odds of making those resolutions come true.

An Ideal Energy Support

Something else that stacks the odds in your favour for greater success is taking the right nutrient to help your energy by reducing tiredness and fatigue.

It’s difficult to give your best when you are fatigued and lacking in energy. Pantac’s special formula of vitamin B5 can really be of benefit here. It’s an ideal support to those lacking in energy.

Like Pantac all Educohealth health supplements are designed to work along with the Life Force in the body and in the process help fuel the best you that you can be.

The Shape of Things to Come

For those who want to get into shape check out our very informative blogs on weight loss and in particular how you can go From You to Super You – The person you have always promised yourself to be.

In the meantime take those positive steps to grow your ‘Life Force’ and let this be ‘The Year’ where you make your New Year’s resolutions come true.

Best of luck.

Increase Your Life Force by Hugh Chambers

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts

A Healthy Liver for a Healthy Life

A Healthy Liver for a Healthy Life

With Christmas now behind us and the prospect of a new invigorating healthy New Year upon us, it’s time to think about cleansing and renewing after the over-indulgent festive period, which may have put stress on the body.

Cell Rejuvenation Mix contains many advanced nutraceuticals supporting liver health and fat metabolism, also contributing to the detoxifying potential of the liver. These include Milk Thistle, Green Tea Extract, Bromelain, L-Choline Bitartrate, Inositol, just to name a few. Additionally helping maintain liver function and purification. Natural green tea extract helps to enhance metabolism and contributes to fat oxidation.

PROTECTION, PROTECTION, PROTECTION

Five of CRM’s powerful nutrients offer three-way vital protection at the deepest level of cellular function. These essential nutrients protect your genetic blueprint (DNA), vital highly-active proteins, and the type of highly sensitive lipids (oils) involved in proper cell function from oxidative damage. Oxidative damage is caused by free radicals, and if it occurs can speed the rundown of the activities of the cell. These nutrients, and several others, also help ensure that your cells reproduce themselves, healthily and normally, with proper normal cell division and differentiation.

Other Benefits include:

Your Immune System

This product also contains 9 nutrients to assist with the normal function of the immune system, including Vitamin D, Zinc, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. CRM’s high content of Vitamin D is critical for people living in northern latitudes. A special nutrient in CRM also helps the normal formation and use of Vitamin D in your own system.

COLLAGEN & YOUR SKIN

Contains six nutrients to assist with normal skin health, and a high level of Vitamin C to assist with normal collagen formation.

YOUR HAIR

Contains selected nutrients to assist with maintaining normal hair health including hair colour.

YOUR EYESIGHT

CRM’s formula contains nutrients chosen for their benefit in helping maintain normal vision.

YOUR HEART AND BLOODSTREAM

CRM’s formula contains nutrients to help maintain normal cardiac function, to help keep the blood coagulation mechanism normal and contribute to normal homocysteine metabolism. Clients knowledgeable in nutrition and health will be aware of the significant role homocysteine is considered to play in human health and the importance of a well-regulated blood clotting function.

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A Healthy Liver for a Healthy Life by Caroline Middleton Nutritional Expert at Educohealth

Christmas Magic for all the Family

Christmas Magic for all the Family

When I was a kid growing up in Dublin in the 1960’s, Christmas was the best time of the year. We lived in a cul-de-sac of 80 houses in a quiet suburb, where everybody knew everybody.

I remember well walking around the road at night time checking out the different Christmas trees in people’s front rooms. It was like a winter wonderland. Once the trees went up the fairytale would begin for us.

Myself and my younger sister used to love looking on as my mum dressed the tree making sure that she filled each one of the branches with our favourite decorations. The great smell of the pine from the tree seemed to just fill the room with that special smell of Christmas.

As kids we would be making our magic list to Santa for those toys that we had seen on TV. Sometimes they came and sometimes they didn’t, but in general we were thrilled with those magic presents from Santa.

It was the time for wishes to come true.

This Christmas comes at a time when we could all do with a bit of magic to help us recover from a year of great challenges.

To help with this here are a few tips to help you have your happiest, healthiest Christmas ever:

10 Steps to a Healthy Happy Christmas

  1. Go for a walk in nature for at least 20 minutes every day. (This helps ward off the low sunlight blues that can affect many people in winter). It also helps burn off excess calories if we over indulge.
  2. When baking switch from the overly processed white flour to the wholegrain varieties. Also use natural sweeteners rather than sugar: stevia, honey etc.
  3. When eating your main meal on Christmas day eat a salad before-hand. This helps fill you with less heavy food so when you do eat your big meal you have less room for the stodgy foods.
  4. Have a light breakfast when you get up so as you are not too hungry when dinner comes around and you find it hard to control your appetite.
  5. Go easy on the gravy and heavy sauces. Instead check out the natural alternatives from health stores.
  6. If you are watching a lot of TV or are on your computer or smaller screens a lot try checking out the settings and switching on the anti blue-light blocker. (The blue light from these screens can interfere with the sleep inducing hormone melatonin balance in the body and may affect your ability to sleep).
  7.  Eat protein at every meal rather than fill yourself up on Christmas pudding or cake.
  8. Switch to healthy substitutes for dessert, making your own natural jelly desserts with pressed fruit juice and gelatine powder. Also check out Proform Real Cocoa a delicious protein food drink that can be made into a really tasty dessert.
  9. Include more interactive games (cards, monopoly, scrabble, etc) that allow you to connect in a fun way with people.
  10. Watch out for those more vulnerable and reach out to them at this time. This act of giving will enrich your life and the lives of everyone you touch with the true Spirit of Christmas.

All of these steps can really help you have a truly special happy Christmas. So in the meantime make out your Christmas wishes for Santa, put them under your tree and let the magic happen.

We in Tony Quinn Educohealth would like to wish you the most magical happy, healthy Christmas and a new year filled with great fun, adventures and success.

Christmas Magic for all the Family – Hugh Chambers

New Year – New You Super You Box

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Working from Home

When the lockdown first kicked in last March it totally changed the working environment for so many of us. For some it was a total lockdown with all work suspended. Yet for others it was the beginning of a ‘new normal’ working from home. When it first happened you probably thought to yourself

‘This is great, no commute on crowded trains or busses. No rushed meals.  Also now you will have more time to devote to things you really like to do: play with the kids, have quality time with your partner,  go for walks, read books, watch TV, go running, do jobs around the house etc’

Working from home seemed like a gift from Heaven that was going to allow you all this extra freedom.

Yet how has this panned out for you?

Are you one of those that have taken to this in your stride where you applied yourself successfully to this ‘new normal’?

You use your time wisely dividing your work and leisure hours in a balanced healthy and productive way.

You make sure to look after both your physical and mental health. On the other hand if things are not going so well for you the whole idea of this blog is to help you adapt to this ‘new normal’ in the best possible way

10 Steps To Your ‘New Normal’ Best.

  1. Go for a 20 minute walk out in nature every day. (Try doing it without any earphones or other distractions; just do the walk for its own sake).
  2. Allocate specific time periods every working day for a definite working structure of 8 hours.
  3. Eat more natural fresh foods: fruit, salads, cooked vegetables, whole grains: oatmeal, brown rice, wholegrain bread etc.
  4. Make sure you are getting enough quality protein everyday: meat, fish, game, quinoa, nuts etc.
  5. Reduce alcohol to manageable levels (preferably to twice a week).
  6. Cut down on take-outs and junk food. (Try limiting it to once a week).
  7. Put on your blue light filter on your computer, tablet, phone or laptop to help reduce blue light exposure from the screens. (Blue light from these screens can have a disruptive effect on the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin in our brains. This may then affect our ability to sleep).
  8. Avoid using your screen devices for at least one hour before bedtime.
  9.  Consider taking up meditation or other natural stress control techniques.
  10. Explore the benefits of what natural nutrients can do to help: reduce tiredness and fatigue, support your immune system, eye health, improve concentration and lose unwanted weight, etc

All of these steps can make a big difference in how you handle working from home in these new circumstances.

Nutritional Support

For nutrients that support immune health, eye health, reduce tiredness and fatigue and improve concentration and coordination; look no further than the Cell Rejuvenation Mix (CRM).

This is a combination of 53 of some of the most potent antioxidant nutrients known to man. It’s an ideal support to help us be at our switched-on best.

Immune Health

(So important at this time)

It contains nine nutrients to assist with the normal functioning of our immune system as well as the full spectrum of high-potency vitamins and minerals.

It also offers advanced plant and fruit extracts and specialised nutrients on which much current nutritional research is focussed. In particular, CRM has Vitamin D in sufficient quantity in line with current recommendations.

A Daily Health Support

Some of these nutrients are hard to obtain in a regular multivitamin, often for reasons of cost. CRM offers them all in a single convenient daily dose. 

They can help support so many of our body’s natural processes.

It comes in an easy-to-use tablet form you can take with meals.

Taking this can be a great first step in helping you get back on track.

For those interested in getting into shape in a really healthy balanced way, check out our insightful blogs on weight loss.

In the meantime try doing some of the steps to help keep you at your working from home best.

Stay healthy and stay safe.  

Working from Home by Hugh Chambers

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Gain Weight the Healthy Way

Gain Weight – The Healthy Way

There is so much media attention about overweight and obesity problems in the Western World that something else is going all but unnoticed. Many people also want to gain weight or to be more precise gain muscle and shape.

You could be one of these very people.

You might think to yourself “I like having a flat tummy but wouldn’t it be great if I had some shapely, toned curves (If you are a woman) or a more muscular well stacked shape (If you are a guy).

You may have tried eating more food to help you in this but if you gained weight it’s often on the tummy where you don’t want it.

What is a guy or girl to do here then?

This is where a well-balanced nutrition program can be a huge help to you.

A good program of weight training would be an ideal complement to this.

Together they make up a great tag team to help you get in your desired shape.

First up what exactly is this balanced nutritional program?

The first step is to have a healthy balance of the 3 main food groups: Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates. This will help build the best balanced shape for you.

Of particular emphasis in this is the muscle building power of protein and making sure you are taking enough to encourage new muscle growth.

4 Steps to the New Bigger You

  1. First rule of thumb is to eat foods in as near to their natural state as possible. Natural foods help build up a naturally good physique.
  2. Next up is to make sure to include an ample supply of the best protein foods: lean meats, fish, free range poultry and eggs, dairy products, beans, pulses, nuts, seeds and quinoa.
  3. Eat the best Carbohydrate foods: whole grains, brown rice, oatmeal, wholemeal brown bread, raw and cooked vegetables and fruit.
  4. Lastly Fats. It is preferable to keep your fat level to a minimum in order to build a more shapely physique. The best fats include: avocadoes, virgin olive oil and unprocessed coconut oil.

It is a good idea to take the suggested protein foods and some of the best carbohydrates at every meal. Again keep your fat level to a minimum and use only the suggested fats.

These foods can be a big help in helping you gain that desired weight.

A Great Addition to Your Nutrition Program

Another great help is to use a protein drink to help supplement the protein requirements of the diet.

One such protein supplement is Proform Mass Builder Oats. This is a mixture of casein (the protein used in making cheese), with creatine (probably the most widely used sports supplement on the market), chromium (to help maintain blood sugar levels) and oats.

It tastes delicious with its creamy texture and raspberry flavour and can be made up into a protein drink, ideal snack, or as a great complement to your breakfast routine.

It makes an ideal addition to those on a weight training program and a low fat, protein-carbohydrate diet.

Recommended for all sportspeople including: athletes, bodybuilders, rugby players, footballers, tennis players, swimmers, boxers, etc.

For younger guys and girls (18 years old and upwards), who want to fill out a little Proform Mass Builder Oats also offers some great support.

It is also suitable for older people who could benefit from healthy weight gain.

With something that tastes this good it seems like a no-brainer to include it in your nutrition program.

Try it for yourself and see what it can do for you.

When you look in the mirror afterwards and see that new you looking back at you, your smile will say it all.

In the meantime try taking some of the steps mentioned above as they can really help you to get into your ideal shape.

Weight Gain by Hugh Chambers.

Natural Energy Brain-Support.

Natural Energy Brain-Support.

The Energised Brain for Best Efficiency.

Do you get that mid-day energy slump at work, or perhaps you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning?

When you reach for your next sugary energy buzz drink, think first for a moment about the dramatic energy crash that can often follow not long afterwards.

This vicious yo-yo energy cycle usually has only one ending and it’s not usually a good one.

The dreaded burn-out is so common with people these days.

Natural Energy Brain-Support.

However, there is now a better, easier, healthier way of supporting your energy without any of the follow-on energy crashes.

It involves feeding the brain special nutrients that naturally help reduce tiredness and fatigue and help your brain work at its normal best. These nutrients also contribute to normal: cognitive function, mental performance and synthesis of some neurotransmitters, (our brain’s natural messenger carriers which send messages from one brain cell to another).

These nutrients come in the form of Mind Focus, a natural formula that works in an entirely different way to those energy drinks that stimulate the brain to run faster.

Instead it helps support the brain’s normal natural functioning.

It can be a useful support to those that are: studying for a vital exam, preparing for an important presentation or learning new skills.

Composed of entirely natural ingredients Mind Focus supports all these vital brain functions while at the same time helping avoid the unwanted energy crashes and burn-outs.

So next time you are hit by the energy drain, reach for some Mind Focus and experience what it can do for you.

The Energised Brain for Best Efficiency by Hugh Chambers.

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Protein for Women

Protein for Women

If you are a woman, you got to check this out!

Every woman likes the benefits of being in shape. You feel more confident in yourself and are more attractive. Doing the right type of exercise and following a good balanced diet are two very important steps.

In the past aerobics was the exercise of choice as the best way to get in shape.

However, of late the tide seems to have turned in favour of gym exercise and in particular short intensive exercise sessions with weights. The problem with aerobics is in losing the weight you often loses muscle as well as fat. This form of weight loss can also leave you feeling drained and ripe for the boomerang effect of reclaiming the lost weight plus extra in many cases.

If you want to get in your best shape, try working out in the gym with heavier weights for shorter periods with more intensity. An added bonus of this is, as the work outs are shorter, you spend less time in the gym and more time on other things you like to do.

The Studies Tell Their Tale

According to the Healthy Ireland-Department of Health Survey (published on 5/4/2019), just over 37% of Irish people have a normal weight with 60% of adults being overweight or obese.

 In a recent UK NHS Study (published on 5/5/2020): 67% of men and 60% of women were either overweight or obese. Many other countries are facing a similar problem.

 There then appears to be a question mark over our knowledge of nutrition and health.

The low-calorie diets that have been the gold standard of getting in shape don’t seem to be helping with this.

Nutritional Support

Probably a better option here is to look for a balance of the 3 macro food groups (Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates) and concentrate less on calories.

Good steps to follow here are:

1. Avoid junk food.

2. Eat as much raw vegetables as you can (particularly those that grow above the ground, iceberg lettuce, celery, peppers, scallions, cucumber etc.).

3. Keep your underground vegetable consumption to a minimum, (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, etc.). The one exception here would be sweet potatoes.

4. Eat the less sugary fruit: berries, kiwis, grapefruits, apples, etc.

5. Avoid the sugary fruit: mangoes, bananas, papayas, grapes, pears, etc.

6.  Increase your lean protein intake.

This includes foods like lean steak, turkey, white fish, free range poultry, etc.

These foods help firm up muscle tissue and burn fat.

The Power of Protein

Another excellent way to make sure you are taking enough protein is to have a protein food drink.

The trouble is when choosing a protein food drink for women it can get a bit confusing.

There are many protein drinks on the market, but one of the best for women is casein.

Casein protein is the curd part of the milk that is used in cheese making. One of the big advantages of it over cheese is that in the making of cheese often salt and cream are added to help with flavouring but are less desirable on a firm-up regime.

Casein is a slow protein, ideal for firming. Once taken it can hold in the body  up to 7 hours, and unlike other protein drinks you don’t have to keep replenishing at regular intervals.

This can be very useful to help support the firming-up process.

However, not all casein proteins taste that good.

A Useful Addition to a Woman’s Diet

ProFemme is a delicious casein protein food drink designed specifically for women.

It has added nutrients that help support women’s health. Among other things it helps, the maintenance of muscle mass (very important in firming), the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, (a valued support to those lacking in energy) and collagen formation in skin, teeth and gums, (to help you look your healthy normal best).

When going on a new regime it is nice to have something that you would regard as a treat to reward your efforts.

When you dig in your spoon and taste its creamy sweetness you will be surprised at how something so tasty could be so good for you. When you look in the mirror and see your progress, you will know it was so worthwhile.

I hope the information in this article has thrown some light on the do’s and don’ts of a good health program.

The biggest step you take is your first one so give it a go and start on the road to a firmer, healthier you. I think you will pleasantly surprise yourself.

Protein for Women by Hugh Chambers Holistic Nutritionist.

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Lose Fat Fast. Is it Possible_

Lose Fat Fast. Is it Possible?

The search for ways to speed up your weight loss is over. With these seven tips, you could be seven pounds lighter in the next two weeks. Be ready to make some changes, your thinner self will thank you.

Metabolism

The first thing you need to know if you want to lose fat is that you need to BURN fat. Burning fat is all about using up more calories than you take in. If you eat more calories than your body uses throughout the day, these additional calories will be stored as body fat. To prevent a build up of body fat you need to either reduce your calorie intake or increase your daily activity levels – doing both will have the best effect on reducing body fat.

This simply means that the more fat you want to lose then the greater the amount of calories you have to burn off. To help you achieve and speed up your fat loss, here are few things that helps.

Speed up your metabolism. Exercise speeds up metabolism. The more active your lifestyle the more likely you are to have a quick metabolism and lose weight.

Metabolism does control weight, this is true. What most people don’t know is that they do in fact have the ability to control and adjust their metabolisms and thereby control their weight. Exercise does speed the metabolism up. The more active your lifestyle the more likely you are to have a quick metabolism and lose weight. It may not be healthy for all of us to get into a highly active lifestyle all at once but it is possible to get there as quickly as you safely can as an individual.

Make water your best friend

While it should come as no surprise that water is your best weapon in weight loss, some still haven’t caught on. By increasing your water consumption (preferably distilled water) you will help your body flush out toxins that are impeding the weight that you want to lose. Sip water through out the day,

Water helps to speed digestion as well as many other processes in your body. And if your body is running more smoothly, then you can burn more calories along the way.

A new appetizer

If you are looking to cut back on the foods that you are eating, here is a trick that works for anyone. Start your lunches and dinners off with a small cup of soup or green salad. Of course, the soup shouldn’t be cream based; a broth will work very well.

The warm soup or salad will help to make your stomach feel fuller so that you eat less at the meal that follows. Have that bowl of soup before you go to curb your temptation for larger portions.

Take away the salt

A lot of the extra weight people carry is due to a large intake of salt. Salt can be found in many of the things that we consider healthy frozen lunches, canned soups, and condiments.

Take some time over the next two weeks to look at the labels of the things that you eat to see how much salt (as sodium) are in the foods that you have been eating. Avoiding prepackaged foods is the best way to remove the salt from your diet.

Take away the sugars

While we don’t want to admit it, sugar is keeping us overweight and unhappy. And sugar isn’t just a sweet bar or a icecream, it’s also in the white breads and pastas that we love.

But if you want to lose weight, it’s time to find better ways of eating. This can include switching to brown rice and whole wheat bread. And of course, limiting your sugary snacks to once in a great while.

Get moving to lose fat fast

When you are trying to lose weight, you need to start exercising. If you haven’t exercised before, you are in luck. Studies have shown that you can walk just a few times a week and burn the calories that you want to burn.

Thirty minutes a day is the best way to lose the pounds faster, but if you don’t have that much time, try to split it up over the course of the day – say ten minutes three times a day, or just try to fit in three good thirty minute walks a week.

Just like your mother said. Eat your veg

And don’t forget about your fruits and veggies. Though fruits do contain sugar, they also contain fewer calories than your traditional sugary snacks.

If you really want to jumpstart some weight loss, eat steamed vegetables at every meal. Not only do they have a slightly diuretic effect (makes you lose water weight), but they also energize your body to keep making great choices.

When you want to lose weight, you need help, but with these tips, you have everything you need.

Lose Fat Fast. Is it Possible? – By Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist.

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How to Choose a Good Antioxidant Formula

How to Choose a Good Antioxidant Formula

A couple of good tips in choosing a good antioxidant supplement are:

Always try and get an antioxidant formula that is strong enough to activate your system in the best possible way.

Another important point is to get an antioxidant formula that contains not just the standard antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, but also has added herbal extracts like Milk Thistle, Bilberry Extract, Resveratrol, Pomegranate Extract, or Green Tea Extract, to name but a few.

Other notable antioxidants would include Co Q10, Bromelain, Broccoli Sprout Extract and Citrus Bioflavonoids.

These all contribute to the body’s natural defence system that help protect us from the harmful ageing effects of free radical damage.

Dr Denham Harman (nominated 6 times for the Nobel Prize) whose ground-breaking discovery of the free radical theory of ageing back in the 1950’s took the scientific world by storm. Simply explained, the theory is that one of the by-products of oxygen (free radicals) can attack and damage the cells in our body and from this activate the conditions of aging.

You could liken free radicals to bugs that attack and damage our cells and help kick start the process of ageing and age related illnesses. Everything from asthma, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, right down to heart disease, and even cancers have been linked to free radical damage.

Dr Harman helped discover this but he also helped pioneer work on the body’s natural answer to this degenerative process. He researched on how the body naturally defends itself from this damage and in the process discovered the body’s natural defence system is fuelled by nutrients called antioxidants.

These wonder nutrients help curb the activity of the free radicals in the body, thus steering it more towards health and away from the ravages of ageing. He was particularly interested in the antioxidants vitamin E, Beta Carotene and vitamin C.

As newer health research pioneers have taken up the mantle and are continually bringing to light the new exciting findings on vitamins, minerals and in particular antioxidants. These research findings have uncovered a whole family of antioxidant nutrients and herbal extracts that are probably the next dimension in youthful health.

It would appear that they could be the ideal insurance policy to help keep us at our youthful best.

Hugh Chambers – Holistic Nutritionist. ©

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A Good Night’s Sleep

A Good Night’s Sleep

We’ve all been there, tossing and turning in bed trying to get a decent night’s sleep. Your mind is in overdrive mulling over something that happened to you and you just can’t shut it off. It could be an argument with your other half, work related stress, financial worry or just something silly that you just can’t quite shake.

Whatever it is, it is stopping you drifting off into a deep relaxing night’s sleep.

A stressed mind can have a negative effect on so many of our bodily functions with sleep and our circadian rhythm in particular affected by it. Circadian rhythms are commonly known as body clocks. They are 24-hour cycles that triggers important bodily processes like: eating habits, temperature control and hormones. They are the reason you are sleepy at night-time and hungry at dinner. 

Unfortunately sometimes our circadian rhythm can be misaligned. Working night shifts, late-night-net-surfing, or other events can cause circadian misalignment, resulting in a disrupted sleep state.  

A restful night’s sleep contributes to your emotional well-being. It does this by helping you to stay more mentally sharp and engaged during your daily activities. It also allows your body an opportunity to heal, repair and rest. A good alert brain pays more attention and processes information better.

So what steps can you take to ensure you get a good night’s sleep?

8 Steps To A Good Night’s Sleep

  1. Pull the curtains and make sure your room is as dark as possible as this
    helps the release of melatonin the hormone that helps you sleep.
  2. No coffee or stimulants for 3 hours before bed.
  3. Avoid looking at device screens (phones, tablets, laptops, computers,
    TV’s) for at least one hour before you go to bed. These emit a blue light
    that can interfere with the melatonin balance in the brain.
  4. Learn to meditate. An ideal way to switch off or relax before bed.
  5. Go for a 20-minute walk before bed.
  6. Take a hot bath before bed.
  7. Listen to soothing music in bed.
  8. Eat a nutrient rich diet. (Natural Foods: fresh fruit and vegetables, lean
    meats, fish, free range poultry and eggs, whole grains, nuts, seeds,
    legumes, beans, peas etc).

Nutritional Support for Your Nervous System

To help your nervous system be at your normal best before bed, there is a nutrient that is worth checking out.

Your mental performance can be badly affected by this lack of sleep. That’s why it’s so important to support it at this time. This is where Pantac (a form of vitamin B5) can prove very useful as it contributes to your normal mental performance.

Have you ever heard someone saying “I am too tired to sleep?”

Pantac also helps contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue which may be very useful here.

It comes in an easy-to-use capsule form making it a very convenient support for you.

Try it and see what it can do for you.

In the meantime, try some of the steps I have mentioned as they can really
help.

Stay Healthy

8 Steps to A Good Night’s Sleep by Hugh Chambers.

5 STEPS TO YOUTHFUL AGEING

5 STEPS TO YOUTHFUL AGEING

As we enter into our “Elder Years” we can have time and freedom we never had in our life before. It’s really important for us to be at our healthy best to enjoy this time.

Here are 5 steps to help keep us operating at our best:

1. Explore the benefit of weight bearing exercise: for your bones, muscle tissue, stress reduction, etc. This is an invaluable aid in helping you keep in shape and looking your best. This form of exercise helps with calcium retention in the bones as well as maintaining a firm healthy shape. Another added benefit of exercise is it helps the release of endorphins (happy chemicals) in the brain. Check out your local gym for a program of weights and feel the difference.

2. Try to take in more fresh fruit and vegetables, vital mainstays of a healthy balanced diet. Live foods help make you more lively.

3. Keep to a minimum your intake of overly processed foods, cakes, biscuits, sweets, chocolate, ice-cream, sugar, sugary drinks, fast food, etc.

4. Do the things you like to do, dancing, singing, play a game of golf, go swimming, etc. Do things that give you a buzz, that make your life sing. A happy person feeds their body happy chemicals that are vital to their wellbeing.

5. Get out in daylight and fresh air every day. Go for a walk-in-nature.

All of these steps will help as we age.

A Little Known Aid to Healthy Ageing

However, one area that is often overlooked is the area of nutrition. In particular how nutritional science can help us maintain our self at our best as we age. An issue we may all face as we age is that our body can be bombarded with toxins that may damage our cells. These toxins called free radicals are one of the body’s biggest markers of ageing.

The Toxins of Ageing

We actually do need some free radical activity to help with some of our bodies processes. The problems occur when our body gets swamped with them and our natural defence unit our immune system can’t handle it.

Many conditions we get as we age has been implicated in free radical damage. The wrinkling of the skin is another prime example of free radicals at work.

They enter the body through radiation, sunlight, stress, a lot of fats in our diet, smoking, alcohol, air pollution, mobile phones, computers, and even exercise. We can’t avoid them but by drinking less alcohol or reducing smoking will help a little.

The trouble is that there are still so many sources of these toxins they keep building up in the body.

Our Natural Defence

However our body has a natural defence system (our immune system) that helps combat these toxins. This is mainly made up of a whole family of natural body defenders called anti-oxidants. When you take anti-oxidants in sufficient quantities they help protect us from the damage these toxins can do to our bodies.

Probably the most potent form of these anti-oxidants is a unique formula called the Cell Rejuvenation Mix (CRM). It comprises of a formula of 53 of some of the most powerful antioxidants.

A New Dimension in Healthy Ageing

Cell Rejuvenation Mix is a powerhouse combination of some of the most active antioxidants that help repel these nasty toxins on a daily basis.

They include nutrients for: healthy ageing, heart health, immune support, reducing tiredness and fatigue, thyroid function, collagen formation, respiratory health, fertility, concentration, coordination and normal: vision, skin, bones, gums, teeth and hair health.

The CRM can provide you with some valuable support in these areas to help keep you operating at your best.

It comes in an easy-to-use tablet form and is ideally taken with meals.

Definitely something worth considering as we enter our later years.

In the meantime try doing some of the steps I mentioned, as they can really make a difference for you.

Best of luck.  

 5 Steps to Youthful Ageing –  by  Hugh Chambers Holistic Nutritionist.

Do the Best for Your Child

Do the Best for Your Child

I’ll never forget going to school as a young child back in the 1960’s, there were 52 guys in my class. Of all those kids only one guy was overweight and that was because his father had a high paying job and the guy could afford to buy lots of sweets and other goodies for his lunch. The rest of us had no fat on us at all. We were eating the plain food where he could afford the richer food.

It’s frightening to look at how things have changed in the intervening 50 years.  The National Children’s Research Centre state: ‘Ireland has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world. One in four Irish school-going children is either overweight or obese’. 

If you turned back the clock to my time and applied similar statistics 13 guys in my class would have been over weight rather than one. That would make us 13 times worse off than in the early 1960’s. Frightening isn’t it. Who would want their child to be a victim of these statistics? It is also important to note that overweight children are quite likely to become overweight adults.

Not the type of start you want to give your precious little ones.

The Challenges of Modern Child Rearing

Dealing with children today can be very challenging. Unfortunately more than ever our children are exposed to many different forms of an unhealthy lifestyle. With the predominance of junk food and the fascination for tuning into the virtual world at every turn, the mobile phones, laptops, tablets, etc our children are becoming more sedentary and out of shape.

Sadly this can lead to health problems and a negative self-image, that some can struggle with for the rest of their lives.

Being active and exercising is an obvious step in helping to redress this.

Get your child to join in a sport, tennis, football, swimming, running, martial arts, camogie, dancing, etc.

Also improving the nutrition of your child is vitally important.

Good nutrition helps fuel them to be the best they can be.

To do this here are a few simple guidelines:

Healthy Tips for Your Child

  •   Eat food in as near to its natural state as possible.  (For example instead of eating white bread eat wholemeal bread and also switching from white rice to brown rice, from normal package cereals to oatmeal, etc).
  •  Eat lean meat, eggs (preferably free range), fish and game meat.
  •  Also eat fresh fruit, raw salads, and cooked vegetables.
  •  Make sure your child’s protein intake is sufficient. (This can be a problem with some children as modern living with its predominance of fast foods, high carbohydrates, high fat sugary meals, may often leave precious little room for adequate amounts of quality protein)
  •  If possible get them to develop a taste for both cooked and raw vegetables.
  •  Avoid sugars, sugary drinks, and keep junk food to a minimum.

Doing any of this is going to help and the more of it you can do the better.

An Ideal Support

An excellent way to help kick off this whole health program is to give your child something that is tasty that can cover some of the most important aspects of their nutrition.

To do this I often try to introduce a delicious Chocolate Flavoured Protein food shake, which is also very high in bone friendly calcium. It is also high in protein and has virtually no fat.

It makes an ideal breakfast to fuel your little ones before they go into school.

Being so easy and quick to prepare Proform Children’s Chocolate Protein takes the chore out of breakfast preparation.

It is also an excellent aid to help keep them in shape and looking their best.

Another plus for Proform Children’s Chocolate Protein is when shaken up with milk it can taste like a really healthy food dessert.

So in short do your best to improve your child’s nutrition as it can have such a positive effect on so much of their lives and on your life too.

There’s nothing quite like looking at a smiling child, playing happily in their own world.

So let’s do the best that we can to help make this happen.

Hugh Chambers   Holistic Nutritionist.

he One Supplement You Should Be Taking Right Now

The One Supplement You Should Be Taking Right Now

While the world waits for a definitive treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19, studies have shown a significant correlation between a low level of vitamin D in the blood and a greater risk of infection. Vitamin D, commonly known as the sunshine vitamin, is a hormone with a vast array of benefits over and above bone and muscle health.  It comes in two major forms: vitamin D3, which is produced by the body, and vitamin D2, which is found in plants. It contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system.

To treat vitamin D deficiency, exposing skin to direct sunlight for 15–30 minutes, avoiding sunburns, along with incorporating foods such as salmon, white mushrooms, and cod liver oil may help some people to reach adequate vitamin D levels. However, in daily practice this can be hard to achieve overall. This is where a vitamin D supplement is recommended. There is special nutrient in the supplement  Cell Rejuvenation Mix that helps the normal formation and use of vitamin D in your own system. This nutrient is Vitamin K.                                                                                     

Dr. Abe Malkin wrote in an email to The Epoch Times that generally, a “safe daily supplement dose would be 2,000 IU [international units] daily, but for those who are more deficient, they can take up to 5,000 IU daily.” Malkin, who is the founder and medical director at Concierge MD LA, says zinc and vitamin C supplements should be taken at the same time “to help bolster the immune system.” Cell Rejuvenation Mix, and its content of Vitamin D, Vitamin K2 and other nutrients contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system.                                                                                            

Bone Up On Vitamin D

Weak, fragile bones and susceptibility to fractures are some of the painful consequences of the debilitating bone disease, osteoporosis. Currently, 10 million people suffer from osteoporosis in the United States and another 34 million are at risk of developing the disease. The Surgeon General has named osteoporosis a national health threat and estimated that by 2020 one in two Americans over the age of 50 will be at risk for fractures from osteoporosis or low bone mass. 

There are several risk factors associated with the development of osteoporosis, including inadequate levels of vitamin D, which is essential to the body’s absorption of calcium. Recent research has uncovered that over 70 per cent of women over the age of 50 have low levels of vitamin D, and even women being treated for osteoporosis have low levels of the important vitamin.

Back in 2005, The American Medical Women’s Association issued recommendations that called for an increase in vitamin D to 800-1,000 IU daily. The risk assessment will enable women to actively address the adequacy of their vitamin D intake and will direct them toward a possible treatment option for osteoporosis to discuss with their doctors. 

“Women today want to be on top of their health to ensure their mobility and independence for a lifetime. The vitamin D risk assessment will help women recognize risk factors for osteoporosis and empower them to make important decisions about their bone health,” said Tanya Abreu, national director of Spirit of Women Hospital Network. “By spreading the word about the importance of vitamin D, we hope that women would recognize one of the risk factors for osteoporosis and take ACTION to prevent osteoporosis by talking to their doctors.”

Cell Rejuvenation Mix has vitamin D in a quantity large enough to accord with current recommendations.

One Supplement You Should Be Taking Right Now – Caroline Middleton – Holistic Nutritionis

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Fish Oils – Vital information

Fish Oils – Vital information

There is a theory that man originally evolved from fish life in Africa. This discovery has evolutionists saying our ancestors were fishlike beings equipped to breath oxygen when they stepped out onto land millions of years ago. It’s no wonder that throughout time fish has held a special place in our lives.

It has been a mainstay in so many different cultures diets. Everyone from the Eskimo’s of the Arctic, the sushi aficionados of Japan, to the hardy fishermen of the west coast of Ireland.

When I was a child in the 1960’s in Ireland Friday was famous for being fish day. It was something people consumed on a fairly regular basis. The benefits of fish have been lauded for centuries. In olden times it was often referred to as brain food.

Yet today people are eating much less fish and denying ourselves valuable support to help keep us at our healthiest.

The Power of Fish Oils

One good way round this is to take some fish oil on a daily basis. The basic components of fish oils are the fatty acids EPA and DHA.

Research from scientists of the European Food Safety Authority show that DHA and EPA to have significant roles in helping to contribute to normal blood pressure (3 g per day) normal triglycerides (2 g per day) and normal function of the heart (0.25 g per day).

Wow! Think about this for a minute! These are three health factors we all need to be aware of as we age. Each one is a big concern in the western world.

DHA also contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function (0.25 g per day) and also contributes to the maintenance of normal vision (0.25 g per day).

Our brain and vision are 2 things we always want to keep at their peak.

It would then seem like a very good idea to take in some fish oils on a daily basis.

Fish Oils with a Difference

However, do take care with fish oils. There can be a problem here, and that problem is the pollution in the sea. We have all probably heard about the toxic compound mercury being found in tuna fish.

Fish oils may not be immune to this either.

Our Educohealth Bio Oils are probably the purest, highest grade of Omega 3 fish oils you can get on the planet today as they are obtained from fish swimming in some of the cleanest waters in the world off the west coast of Peru. We then molecularly distil them to further enhance their purity.

Educohealth Bio Oils also contain a minimum of 60% EPA & DHA Omega 3 in a natural triglyceride form. This enables them to provide us with over twice as much EPA and DHA as conventional fish oil capsules and the highest concentration available in natural triglyceride form.

They are also encapsulated under nitrogen providing excellent protection for these sensitive oils against oxidation and damage from light. In contrast liquid oil preparations may oxidise easily once opened.

This helps ensure that we obtain the finest grade of Omega 3 fish oils possible.

Remember we at Educohealth don’t just sell the fish oils. We take them too, making us our own best customers.

Try them yourself and I’m sure you will become a big fan like we are.    

Hugh Chambers – Holistic Nutritionist.

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10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health

10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health

Many of us will make health-related decisions of the next few weeks, such as to lose weight, stop smoking or get moving outdoors. While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more for our health. 

“Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine,” says James O. Hill, Ph.D., Director of the Centre for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre. “They are less overwhelming than a big, sudden change.” 

Small Steps To Improve Your HealthHere are 10 to try:

1. Keep an eye on your weight and work on making sure you are not gaining extra lbs. Even if you gain just a pound or two every year, the extra weight adds up quickly. 

2. Take more small steps. Use a pedometer to count your daily steps; then add 2,000, the equivalent of one extra mile. Keep adding steps, 1,000 to 2,000 each month or so, until you take 10,000 steps on most days.

3. Eat breakfast. Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and have better diets overall. For a filling and nutrition-packed breakfast, top a high-quality protein shake with fresh fruit slices and low-fat or fat-free milk. 

4. Switch white bread, white pasta, and white rice to the wholegrain varieties this way you are moving towards a low glycaemic pattern of eating which is better for your blood sugar.

5. Have at least one green salad every day. Eating a salad (with low-fat or fat-free dressing) is filling and may help you eat less during the meal. It also counts toward your five daily cups of vegetables and fruits.

6. Trim the fat. Fat has a lot of calories, and calories count. Purchase lean meats, eat poultry without the skin, switch to lower-fat cheeses, and use a non-stick pan with only a dab of oil or butter. Overall you are reducing your saturated fats.

7. Consider your calcium intake, as it may also help you lose weight. Studies have shown if you eat 1000mg of calcium daily, you can keep 14 pounds of fat off the body a year. Proform Protein Shakes are ideal as a snack or meal replacement. One scoop in 400ml of low fat or skimmed milk yields 40g of protein and a whopping 900mg of calcium. The daily requirements for adults

8. Downsize. The smaller the bag, bottle or bowl, the less you will eat. 

9. Lose just 5 to 10 per cent of your current weight. The health benefits are huge-lower blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides etc.

10. Keep track of your eating. Write down what you eat over the next couple of days and look for problem spots. Often, just writing things down can help you eat less. People don’t intend to eat mindlessly. But tracking your food can help you make decisions on reducing your calories by as much as 600 a day.

Most people are caught up in some kind of stress, tension, worries, and emotional problems. By relaxation not just physically but mentally can reduce stress and help release some stress problems that may be blocking your self-expression. Forty minutes a day listening to a relaxation CD (we recommend Tony Quinn Relaxation With A Purpose) can be life-changing.

10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist.

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ARE YOU AGEING WELL

ARE YOU AGEING WELL?

The great Albert Einstein said about the perception of time: “An hour spent in the company of pretty girls passes more quickly than an hour spent in a dentist’s chair” Now that’s a profound statement that says it all. The great man really had a way of calling a spade a spade.

Time is a funny thing, when you are younger the days seem to last forever yet as we get older it really speeds up.

Time and the Ageing Process

Another aspect of time is that it is very much linked to the ageing process. Where once you looked in the mirror and saw this young person looking back at you, now an older person has taken their place. Yet when you look at this older person, how are they doing?

Are they one of the “Golden Oldies” those people who as they reach their 60’s now devote their lives to really enjoying themselves and doing the things they have always promised themselves  they would. It can be a time of real freedom for people with the children reared, the mortgage paid, etc. Why not make the most of it?

The Downsides of Ageing

Yet for many of us, just when we get this valuable time to be ourselves, just so happens to be the time where our health begins to become a concern.

This is such a shame, as at the very time we get this freedom, our health can start to decline. Yet maybe this is not the way it needs to be. Not everybody ages in this way. Some of our Golden Oldies appear to defy the ageing process with their full lives, health and in great body shape.

The Science of Ageing

A big challenge we face as we age is that our bodies are continually being bombarded by elements called free radicals. Our body has a need for these to help us with certain body processes.

Unfortunately when they become too numerous, they attack and damage our cells. This free radical damage has been implicated in contributing to many of the conditions we get as we age.

The Conditions of Ageing

Everything from arthritis and asthma right down to heart disease has been linked to them. They even contribute to the wrinkling of the skin. The problem is as we age free radical damage really does go into overdrive.

They are widely acknowledged as one of the main causes of ageing. Unfortunately we can’t stop free radicals coming into the body. They come in from radiation, computers, mobile phones, stress, sunlight, a lot of fats in our diet, alcohol, cigarette smoke, etc.

Not smoking and going easy on the alcohol is a good move, but what more can we do?

The Great Minds on Anti-Ageing

Two time Nobel Prize winning Dr Linus Pauling helped pioneer a unique approach to healthy ageing by adapting a healthy lifestyle and the use of health supplements. It must have worked for him as he lived productively to the ripe old age of 93. He was particularly famous for his revolutionary work with Vitamin C but also advocated the use of other antioxidants. Albert Einstein said of him: “Ah that man is a real genius”

Doctor Denham Harman (nominated 6 times for the Nobel Prize) whose ground-breaking discovery of the free radical theory of ageing back in the 1950’s took the scientific world by storm. He followed a diet high in antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. He also took large doses of vitamins E and C and other antioxidants. Another must for him was jogging two miles a day until his mid-80s. Eventually this ageing icon passed away in 2014 at the age of 98, but the legacy of knowledge and youthful ageing he pioneered lives on after him.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi the Nobel Prize winning Hungarian physiologist, made one of the most important health discoveries of the 20th century. This genius was the first person to discover vitamin C. He was a great believer in the power of Vitamin C. He lived until 93.

Theodore “Ted” P. Jorgensen might not be a name that many people would know but this physics professor was an important player in the Manhattan Project during World War 2. Having used large doses of Vitamin C to successfully help with health conditions he was suffering from, Jorgenson became a confirmed fan of this super antioxidant and used it for the rest of his life. At age 99 he wrote an open letter to the US government encouraging them to sponsor a free vitamin C program to each and every person in the US. He felt that by doing this it could help to reduce dramatically the money spent on health care costs in the country. He must have known something as he died at an amazing 100 years of age. 

These scientific icons of the last century all had one thing in common. They all stumbled upon the vital health-giving qualities of vitamins. This knowledge seemed to help them live long productive lives.

Also the beneficial effect of their research in this area has influenced and affected millions of people for the better.

Our Body’s Natural Defenders

Our body has a natural defence system (the immune system) that helps deal with free radical damage. It is largely fuelled by special nutrients called anti-oxidants.

They help combat the damaging activity of the free radicals in our bodies. They are like our very own superheroes that help defend us from these threats.

Bring On the Superheroes

This process can be supported by a special anti-oxidant formula called Cell Rejuvenation Mix (CRM). It is a unique combination of some of the most critically acclaimed antioxidants. It can help curtail the activity of those unruly free radicals, a big bonus to those of us who want to help remain at our best.

The Cell Rejuvenation Mix contains 53 special nutrients that can help kick our natural defence system into action.

The Power of Antioxidants

They include nutrients for:  immune support, bone health, nervous system, healthy skin, energy, heart health, circulation and the detoxing of free radicals. They help fortify our first line of defence (our immune system) and help have it primed to repel these harmful invaders.

More Than a Multivitamin

For immune health there is: Vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12 and the minerals Zinc and Selenium. Each one is present in generous amounts not normally found in a multivitamin.

Vitamin D is also important for among other things maintenance of bones, teeth, and muscle function. It is something very much in demand during the low sunlight days of winter.

For those interested in healthy ageing Lycopene (the plant pigment that helps give colour to tomatoes) steps up to the plate to help keep us at our best.

For heart health Pomegranate helps contribute to a healthy cholesterol level, healthy heart and blood vessels.

If you are tired or fatigued Niacin helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Eye health is supported by Vitamin A’s contribution to normal vision.

Skin, Bones, Teeth and Hair

Those concerned with skin health will be pleased to see the collagen supporting Vitamin C. Vitamin A and Zinc also contribute to the normal health of the skin.

Other roles of Zinc include its contributions to normal fertility and testosterone levels in the blood.

Panax Ginseng chips in with its valued contribution to improving concentration and coordination.

For normal bones, gums, teeth and hair health Magnesium, Vitamin C and Biotin play an important role.

The Golden Oldies

The CRM contain these nutrients and many more. They can be a great ally to us in our battle against ‘Old Father Time’.

Wouldn’t it be great to be one of those ‘Golden Oldies’ who really make the most of their sunset years?  Why not keep the dream alive and age disgracefully in the best possible way. CRM can help stack the odds in our favour to help us in this.

Give it a go and see what it can do for you.

Are you Ageing Well -y Hugh Chambers –  Holistic Nutritionist.

With over 35 years’ experience in the fields of health and nutrition.

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Lacking In Energy, Stressed, Fatigued

Lacking In Energy, Stressed, Fatigued?

Do you feel you spend most your life firefighting problems that continually pop up?

Is your mind stressing over things another person might think are trivial?

Do you continually feel low in yourself?

Has your self-image taken a hammering?

It maybe you are working long hours, have a hectic lifestyle, or are not taking proper care of yourself. Whatever, you now find yourself in a position where you don’t have enough in the tank to really help you work at your optimum level.

It’s bad enough when you have no energy and are fatigued but when that affects your mental state and you find it hard to cope, that really compounds it more.

Recent Stress Study Results

It is interesting to note that in the UK according to the HSE in 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health.

Stress Releasers

Often to offset this we will seek refuge in stress releasers to help relieve the stress. The problem is we usually seek refuge in negative stress releasers.

Negative Stress Releasers

•    Alcohol. Though not a problem in moderation, often when stressed people will seek refuge here, yet in the long run a dependency can develop here which can prove even more detrimental than the original stress.

•    Cigarette Smoking. Many people say having a cigarette helps them unwind. This may or may not be true, but one thing for certain is that .      Cigarette smoking can have serious negative effects on your health.

•    Watching TV. This is something a lot of us do. Yet did you ever feel stressed watch a lot of TV. Then when you finish and switch off the set, the stress is still there with maybe even a little bit extra. Perhaps it’s not really doing it for you either?

A much better idea is to try some positive stress releasers.

Positive Stress Releasers

  • Going for a walk and getting out in the fresh air.
  • Being in daylight/sunlight. This allows you to fuel up on the very valuable vitamin D which helps ward off the winter blues of SAD.
  • Exercise. Particularly a form of exercise you like to do, play football, try golf, tennis, swimming, work out in a gym, etc. Exercise helps release endorphins in the brain. Endorphins also help trigger a positive feeling in the body, an example of this would be, the feeling following a run or workout is sometimes described as “euphoric.” This is often known as “runner’s high.” 
  • Eat a healthy natural diet. This would mean eating foods in as near as to their natural state as possible. Eating lean cuts of meat, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, etc.
  • Try and cut down on stimulants, tea, coffee, fizzy drinks, sugary food, fast food, etc.
  • Do things that give you a “buzz”:  go to a music gig, for a nice meal, a football match, a play, etc, things that involve more of your participation.
  • Have hobbies you like to do, learn DIY, sewing, gardening, drawing, painting, etc.

These are all things that can have a positive effect on your mental state, and we highly recommend that you see how you can fit them into your life.

When we are at our best everything looks much brighter to us.

There’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning after a refreshing night’s sleep, looking in the mirror and seeing a bright happy you smiling back at yourself.

That feeling of happiness seems to light you up like a bulb.  Your smile in the mirror says it all. It feels so good you say out loud “It’s great to be alive”. You wash and dress and go down to the kitchen for your breakfast. You savour that feeling of contentment as you sit back in your comfortable chair and take a mouthful from your delicious cool orange juice. The sweet smell of oranges from the juice is intoxicating. The perfect start to the perfect day.  This is the way we all want to be, operating at our best.             

However, with some of us we need a spark to get the whole thing moving.

Nutritional Support

This is where a veritable wonder nutrient that helps work along with the body’s own natural anti stress response can prove invaluable.

This nutrient is often fondly referred to as “The Happy Vitamin” (Vitamin B5) or Pantac.

Not only does it contribute to normal mental performance, it can also help activate your energy and help your nerves and brain communicate effectively. These are vital components of a healthy mind.

It also contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters, all invaluable elements that help keep us at our best.

Pantac has proved to be a great favourite of health practitioners over the years to help support their energy and mental performance.

While constantly stressing the benefits of living a more natural lifestyle, right eating, right exercise, right means of mental relaxation, hobbies you enjoy, meditation, relaxation, etc.

Not everybody is willing to make these steps, and even if you are taking some or all of these steps, it’s still nice to explore how we can keep ourselves in our best possible state.

Pantac is then something that is well worth considering for both the beginner and more seasoned health enthusiast.

Many of us are products of a hectic lifestyle. We owe it to ourselves to support our best response when faced with challenging situations.

Next time let Pantac be your first port of call when this happens.

Try it for yourself and then maybe you will understand why it has been one of our best sellers for over 30 years.

Lacking in Energy Stressed Fatigued – Content by Hugh Chambers  – Holistic Nutritionist.

With over 35 years’ experience in the fields of health and nutrition.

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A Great Superhero to Have on Your Side. Part 2

A Great Superhero to Have on Your Side. Part 2

A Great Superhero to Have on Your Side.

(Part 2 of a 2 Part Blog by Hugh Chambers)

Following closely from Vitamin C comes another superhero immune defender, the magic mineral Zinc. It plays a very telling role in our immune defence. One of its special powers is the important role it plays in contributing to the normal maintenance of our immune system. Zinc scores big here by contributing to the protection of cells from oxidative stress from those nasty free radical invaders  that can attack and damage our cells.

Other super powers Zinc has include:

Brain Health: by contributing to normal cognitive function.

Reproductive Health: by contributing to normal fertility, reproduction and testosterone levels.

Digestive Health: By contributing to normal protein synthesis and carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism.

Appearance: For those who want to look their best it contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, nails and hair.

Eye Health: It contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.

Tag Team for Immune Health

Like a dynamic duo, Zinc and Vitamin C work like a superhero tag team to help keep our immune system operating in a good normal way. They are very valuable components in helping keep us in a good state of immune health.  They can really stacks the odds in our favour of keeping our inner universe healthy and more resistant to external threats.

To C or Not to C that is the Question

With Vitamin C for optimum immune health it would probably be a good idea to take in 1 to 2 grams a day. That would be the equivalent of 10 to 20 oranges a day which for most of us would be out of the question. To get this amount of vitamin C daily it is probably easier taking it in the form of a health supplement.

There are many types of Vitamin C. Which then is the best?

For starters try and avoid Vitamin C with fillers, colourings or sweetened with refined sugar. Vitamin C supplements can come in many different forms, the main forms being tablets, capsules and powders. Probably the easiest form to swallow is the capsules.

Of particular interest here is a fat soluble form of Vitamin C found in a supplement called Radiance C. This is derived from Ascorbyl Palmitate a type of Vitamin C initially created by the cosmetic industry and found in makeup, skin creams, shampoos and conditioners.

Radiance C then combines the immune supporting properties of vitamin C with its collagen forming ability. This then makes it a real power player in our immune and skin health. It also has none of the undesirable elements we mentioned above, refined sugar etc. While the cosmetic industry has countless options of creams to have your skin looking its best, try not to overlook the role of a well-supported internal collagen- forming system can have on our skin.    

Another type of Vitamin C worth taking a look at is Energy C a special vitamin C orange flavoured drink that has added vitamins and minerals making it a delicious addition to your daily diet. The ideal time to take it is when your energy is flagging around lunch time or before or after a work-out. For those who want to take in a lot of Vitamin C in a very cost effective way try using a form of sodium ascorbate known as Non Acid Vitamin C.  This is a very handy form of powdered vitamin C that you can mix with water or fruit juice.

The Zinc Question.

An excellent way to make sure you are getting in enough Zinc to help support your immune system is to take a zinc supplement.

Educohealth Zinc Citrate is a zinc supplement in a convenient to use capsule form. Taking 1 to 2 capsules a day will help supply your immune system with enough Zinc to help it function in a healthy normal way. It too has no undesirable additives, flavourings or added sugar.

Pack a Punch

For those of us conscious of the our immune system’s valued role in keeping us healthy at this time, there are some special Educohealth Immunity Bundle Packs  that are really worth checking out. They help lock and load our immune system to have it prepared to do its best. Remember our immune system is our first line of defence against external invaders. Help support it in its important work.

In the mean time follow established health safety protocols and stay safe and healthy.

A Great Superhero to Have on Your Side by Hugh Chambers

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immune system

Superheroes of Our Immune System

(Part 1 of a 2 Part Blog by Hugh Chambers)

Our body is an amazing unit. It does so many incredible things for us: Circulates our blood, digests our food, grows our hair, and generates energy. It performs all of these wonderful functions and more. These functions help us to operate as a healthy human being. It will always try to work in our best interests to help keep us in this good state of health.

However we live in a world where external threats like bacteria, bugs or viruses can threaten our health. To help deal with these harmful Invaders, it has this amazing defence system that helps neutralise, kill or expel these threats.

This amazing defence force is our immune system. It is fuelled largely by nutrients called antioxidants. Antioxidants have a protective effect on our health where they reduce the number of free radicals in our bodies. Now more than ever (during this present health crisis), it is vitally important to have our immune system working at the peak of its powers. It is a good idea to have it loaded and primed, ready to meet any potential threat. This is where our immune system really come into their own.

They work like our very own internal superheroes helping keep our inner universe safe, defending us from the baddies.

The Leader of the Pack

Chief among the superheroes of our immune system would probably be vitamin C. It is a power packed antioxidant that has some amazing powers.

It makes a very impressive contribution to the normal workings of our immune defence helping support our body’s natural ability to keep it healthy and protect the cells from oxidative stress, (free radicals). Free radicals  attack and damage our cells, thereby making them more susceptible to illness and poor health. (It must be noted that not all free radicals are bad as our own internal defence system has a few which beat up the external invaders that attack our body. The problem is that when the imbalance of the invaders gets too great for our defence team to deal with).

Vitamin C can play a telling part here. It can really help redress the imbalance and help keep our immune system operating at a good normal level. But Vitamin C is not just a one trick pony it also has other superpowers to help us operate at our best.

For athletes: It helps support the normal function of the immune system during and after intense exercise.

Skin Health: Collagen is such a buzz word at the moment in healthy skincare. Vitamin C helps contribute to normal collagen formation for normal functioning of the skin, teeth, gums, cartilage and blood vessels.

Energy: If your energy is low Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Mental Health: If you are stressed you can consider its role in contributing to normal psychological function and the functioning of the nervous system.

It would then appear to be a very wise move to make sure that our immune defence is properly supplied with enough Vitamin C to do its job to the best of its ability.

This can help plug potential gaps in our defences which would allow the baddies through.

We will publish more on this next week

Superheroes of Our Immune System By Hugh Chambers our Nutritional Expert

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Lipo-Clear – To help Lower Cholesterol

Lipo-Clear – To help Lower Cholesterol

The Tasty Natural Way to Help Lower Cholesterol

Imagine a delicious raspberry food dessert that could help you lower cholesterol and grow muscle at the same time. It sounds too good to be true, but in actual fact there is now a health product that can help do these very things. This is great news for those interested in heart health.

It is also of great interest to those who want to stay in good shape.

Science Shows Us the Way

A project funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture and Food under the Food Institutional Research Measure as part of the National Development Plan, has brought to light some very interesting findings in relation to cholesterol.

The project was researching an EU approved soluble fibre, Beta Glucans that has been shown to help lower cholesterol. Thirty research articles that tracked the effect of different exposure levels of β-glucan on blood cholesterol and BGL were analyzed, yielding 126 clinical studies. The Epidemiologic studies show that natural Beta Glucans derived from either oats or barley helped lower blood cholesterol levels. They showed a decrease in the harmful LDL cholesterol and an increase in the beneficial HDL cholesterol. The recommended dosage was 3gms of Beta Glucans daily.

Keep in Shape

One of the big secrets of being in shape is good muscle tone. Protein is essential to both the growth and maintenance of muscle. It’s what helps keep us firm and helps give us good shape. It also contributes to the maintenance of our bones. So next time you are out playing a game of tennis, golf, football etc, bear in mind, the muscles that are helping you play at your best are being supported by the protein that you have eaten. The protein from your steaks, fish, eggs and cheese are going to help you in this. The problem with this is that although they are giving you good protein they can also be supplying you with a sizeable amount of unwanted fat.

 A Nutritional Breakthrough

Now combining the best in proteins with the cholesterol lowering properties of Beta Glucans, Educohealth has come up with a unique formula to help support your heart and muscle health.

The protein in question is casein, derived from milk.

Casein is very useful in the sense that it is a food high in protein, low in fat and high in calcium. This makes it very helpful to those who want to stay in shape.

Educohealth also only use pure casein unlike other unwanted cheaper, less desirable, casein protein blends available on the market. The product in question is called Lipo-Clear and is proving very popular.

It has a delicious raspberry flavour which can be mixed with water, skimmed milk, coconut water etc. It is an ideal compliment to a person’s diet. Just take one scoop of Lipo-Clear in liquid twice a day.

When you dig in your spoon and try it for yourself, the mouth watering taste will help you become a new fan of this natural approach to heart and muscle health.

With so much goodness in one scoop of this delicious nutritious food shake it’s hard to resist it

Go on, treat yourself. You owe it to yourself.

See what Lipo-Clear can do for you.

More on Lipo-Clear & Cholesterol Health

Lipo-Clear – To help Lower Cholesterol by Hugh Chambers

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Educohealth Weight Loss

Educohealth Weight Loss –

Some Tips to Turn the Weight Gain Tide

Although some people find themselves dealing with more serious weight problems, most people who want to lose a little weight are relatively healthy. If you want to lose 10 pounds, there’s a good chance that those pounds were gained very slowly over the course of many months – somehow they just crept up on you, most likely the result of the lockdown as many of us turned to food as an escape and just out of sheer boredom…

Taking them off will just be a matter of exercising a bit of discipline and this will be a lot easier by the following a few simple tips for weight loss:

Pick Your Time

Weight loss involves very personal issues for most people, and is closely related to their self-esteem. It is crucial that you attempt to lose 10 pounds at the appropriate time – at a time where you otherwise feel good and satisfied with your life. If you try and lose 10 pounds during a period of time in your life where you have a lot of stress or other distracting things going on, you drastically increase your chances of failure, which will only make things worse. When you are ready you will know.

Change Your Diet

Try as much as possible to balance your diet. This doesn’t mean that you have to starve yourself — rather make a point of getting no more the 30% of your calories from fat. Eat more fruits and vegetables and try to add as much variety to your diet as possible. Try new things, and new meal ideas. The internet is full of healthy recipes.

Keep Track Of Your Progress

The problem with dieting for many people, especially in the early stages, is that even if the diet is working they can’t see any results. It’s hard to really notice if you lose 1 pound. For this reason it’s important that your track your progress, so you can have a good sense of the accomplishments you’ve made. By calculating how many calories you’ve eaten and how much you’ve burned through exercise each and every day, you can track how many calories (and ultimately how much weight) you are losing. Buy a tape and measure your waist. Remember your clothes will always show you where you are.

Do It with Friends

A great and fun way to help you stick with your plan is to undertake your project of losing 10 pounds with a friend. Not only will you be able to provide support for each other and track each other’s progress, but you’ll be able to engage in fun exercise activities together.

Making Lifestyle Changes

If you want to lose 10 pounds quickly, it’s likely that you’re going to have to make a restrictive and drastic diet change that will be hard to implement. This also means there’s are limitations on how much you eat after 6pm. A lot of us are just not as active as we were before. It’s time to get out walking, eat less and stop late night snacking. It is also very important to watch alcohol intake as it is very calorific. Put some effort into researching alcoholic beverages that are lower in calories. Cutting down our overall calorie intake daily as well and engaging in regular activities can make a drastic difference to you weekly weight loss goals.

Make Your Plan Realistic

It’s important that you set achievable goals for yourself. For example, with just some basic changes in your lifestyle and eating habits, you can lose 1 pound a week. There’s no need to be in a huge rush to lose weight, and trying to lose weight quickly often requires a regimen that is difficult to keep up. For most people, it is healthier to lose weight slowly than with drastic dietary changes.

Slow and steady wins the race.

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Since it was introduced, Amino-Or has been our number 1 best-selling product. It is an amino acid that helps to burn off fat, increase muscle and energy. Taken on an empty stomach just before going to bed or an hour before peak exercise such as weight training, it signals the pituitary gland to produce growth hormone. Growth hormone burns fat for energy and increases muscle. After the age of 30, while the body has an ample supply of growth hormone, it tends not to be released. Amino-Or can cause the body to continue to release it and delivers a whole body result.

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Weight Loss Tips by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

Amino Energise

Amino Energise

Are You Suffering From Malnutrition?

When you read the above headline you may think to yourself “I’m not starving, how can I be suffering from malnutrition?”

Well to understand this more clearly let us look at the word `malnutrition’.

It is a combination of the French word `mal’ (meaning bad) and `nutrition’. So rather than meaning starving yourself, malnutrition means bad nutrition. In light of this how good is your nutrition?

Imagine your muscle as a brick wall.

Many people have some of the bricks missing, leaving them with a slowed metabolism (causing them to gain fat easier) and suffering from fatigue. Carefully feeling your muscles often reveals just how porous they are. This can be an indication of our body not being at its best. How then do we fill in these missing blocks?

Muscles, Skin, Hair, Brain and Nervous System

This is done by taking a special protein formula that is made of pure free-form amino acids, the basic building blocks of protein. Think of them like Lego blocks that your body can make into any protein shape it needs.

When you take them, they are assimilated directly and do not need to be digested, and go directly to feed your muscles, skin and hair. For those interested in mental health, they also directly feed the nervous system and the brain.

If you are concerned about your shape, they help make any protein you eat more complete and more usable by the body. Also when taken with meals they can help you sustain energy naturally while slimming.

This special protein formula is called `Amino-Energise’.

Athletes and Sportspeople

An athlete or sportsperson does a lot of physical training. Of particular interest to athletes is the ability of their muscles to respond to this training. Protein is especially important in ensuring that the muscles perform to their best.

Amino-Energise is a special formula of amino-acids which is a convenient form of readily digested protein that can help supply the body’s needs before, during, and after exercise. It is an ideal complement to virtually any type of exercise.

Tiredness and Fatigue

If you are working long hours or are constantly on the go it can have a very draining affect on your mind and body. Amino-Energise can help supply you with ideal protein support at times like this. Also the specialised ingredients in this formula help to contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. This is surely great news for anybody with low energy levels.

High Purity Standard

There are many amino acid products available on the market, but here are a few differences between them and the Amino-Energise. Most so-called “amino-acid” products are peptide-bonded products created by partially digesting cheap sources of protein. They contain a relatively small proportion of free-form amino acids and in many cases almost none in pure form. Many of the peptides formed are assimilated unchanged and have allergenic potential, as well as undocumented, physiological effects.

Pure free-form amino acids such as in Amino Energise, in contrast, contain no formed protein or peptides. The pure amino acid composition of this product has been verified by the Irish State Laboratory. It is also manufactured in Ireland to EU standards. So when you next think to yourself,

 “How do I maintain a good level of energy while supporting the health of my muscles, skin, hair, brain and nervous system?”

Try reaching for your Amino-Energise and see what it does for you.

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keto diet

Keto Diet

Healthy Fats on Fat and Protein | Keto Diet

For some people, the idea of doing the keto diet| fat and protein diet sounds like it’s an unlimited license to eat a lot of fatty foods, but is that really the case? While keto is a high fat, low carb, moderate protein diet, that doesn’t mean you should eat nothing but cheese and bacon. You still need to focus on proper balance and nutrition, and really try to get in those healthy fats.

Fat is Not All the Same

While people generally describe fats as being the same, it’s actually not the case. Different types of fats serve different purposes, and are metabolized in very different ways. Many of the foods produced today contain fats that are difficult for your body to handle, so it becomes a matter of health that you make sure to get the right amounts of fats, and that you’re aware enough to avoid the fats that can actually cause illness over time. 

When you’re looking at fats, there’s about five basic groups from the standpoint of how they are handled in the body. These are referred to as saturated fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and trans fatty acids. Among these categories, it can be easy to get caught up in labeling the fats good or bad, but it’s not quite so simple.

1. Healthy Fats from Plants

Now that you’ve seen a brief breakdown of the types of fat, it’ll be a little easier to see where these foods fall in line with the thrust of your healthy decision making. The foods that you eat to attain a healthy balance in your body should be simple so that they can be added to just about anything by just opening up your pooch and dropping them into the meal arena, or picnic table as fewer interesting people call it. That way you will always be prepared with the proper balance of nutrients that can keep your body running at an efficient level. The next few paragraphs will be a list of the amazing foods that you can use during this diet.

Avocado

This is definitely a power food for anyone on a fat and protein diet, but is also accepted on just about every other diet as well. It is a wonderful source of healthy fats and ensures you get all the most important nutrients into your diet.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a kitchen staple that a lot of people turn to when they want to do some kind of healthy cooking. Olive oil is relatively plain, so it won’t affect your diet by throwing you out of ketosis. You can use it for all kinds of tasks, and it can also be ingested directly as a part of a meal. This oil is heavily antioxidant and can help you to reduce inflammation in your joints if ingested regularly.

One way to get a good dose of olive oil would be to try making some homemade salad dressing. There are a thousand different recipes that can show you how to make a super healthy and super simple salad dressing that you can bottle and enjoy with your friends and loved ones for weeks. There is one precaution that you should be aware of, however. Olive oil is an oil that shouldn’t be heated on a high heat. Try to stick to quick frying, or low heat cooking when you’re using olive oil so that it can remain complete and unchanged.

Walnuts

Walnuts are flavor and fun, but they’re a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids that help your body to stop swelling and cellular deterioration. Research has suggested that walnuts can even help to aid and preserve the brain functions are prone to deterioration through age. They fall under both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat types, and can help you to handle cravings of food during the middle of the day.

Just be sure that you have a decent protein and some of the core vitamins that your body needs. When you want a quick healthy snack, you can put a large handful of walnuts into a freezer bag. If you want to do something a little more complex, then you can add a few pieces of dried fruit to the mix so you can have an ultra-fresh nut mix.

Chia Seeds

When people think of chia seeds, they’re probably not really thinking about anything that can help you heal your body or give you a ton of nutrients in one serving. Studies of history going back to the times of antiquity have revealed that people used to consider chia seeds to be an essential part of their nutrition. As it turns out, recipes for life affirming gels, and routine additions of the seeds to thick frothy drinks has been a part of culture for over one thousand years.

Today, people use them to kick their proteins and vitamins intake up just a little bit more than the thing they’re adding them to. If you ever decide that you don’t want to eat eggs for a while or ever, then you can chia seeds as a substitute for eggs. This is done by simply soaking them until they turn into a sludge. Once made, you are free to use it to add to smoothies without experiencing the seed texture, or you can use it to replace eggs in baking.

Brazil Nuts

These large nuts are among this list for their protein and fat content as well. Doctors have recommended that you eat brazil nuts with some fruit like berries during breakfast time. This will help balance out the payload of nutrients. Fruit like strawberries make an excellent pairing when you’re on the fat and protein diet because they don’t really contain enough sugar to throw off your ketosis journey.

2. Healthy Fats from Meats and Fish

Salmon

If you’ve been out anywhere fish is sold, salmon is a pretty common fish variety to encounter. There is a sort of familiarity with salmon because of its placement in culture and wide availability, and it’s also very high in healthy fats. Salmon is a great way to get protein, and guide your keto diet along. Salmon is one of nature’s more readily available sources of keto affirming proteins.

One really cool thing about salmon tis that there are a lot of ways to enjoy it. Fresh salmon can be eaten much like sushi. If you want something memorable, try eating some salmon with a mix of seared vegetables. That will help you to appreciate the flavor more fully, and help you achieve a balanced meal for that time of the day.

Grass-Fed Beef

A lot of people throw terms for animal enclosures around like they’re buzz words intended to start a conversation, which you can see works with a lot effectiveness, but the reality for many of these factories that produce meat is that many of the animals don’t ever see any sort of daylight. In order to be called grass fed, the animal has to be raised in an outside environment where they will be allowed to get exercise and move around.

Most beef is fed with ground up leftovers, and hormones intended to make the cow grow faster. Cows that are raised on grass outside are definitely happier and they get to live longer lives. Animals in captivity will often submit to exposure to any number of serious illness that can make them for the rest of their lives.

The healthiest beef you can get is grass-fed beef, which is more than worth the slightly higher price you pay for it.

A diet that is high in healthy fats and moderate protein can really make a difference to weight loss when done properly. Remember it is not a diet you need to stick to long term. Always monitor your process.

Globicity – The Overweight Global Phenomena

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Keto Diet by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

Day and Night Weight Loss

Day and Night Weight Loss

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Why Weight Loss Diets Fail

Why Weight Loss Diets Fail

Dieting can be such a drag. We starve ourselves and exercise as much as we can and what happens? A seesaw – weight on, weight off – pattern starts to form. One week the weight is off, the next week it is on. What exactly is going on here? Is our hard work getting us anywhere? Let’s look at this a bit more closely. Most people who want to lose weight follow the simple rule –

‘Eat fewer calories and increase the amount of exercise to burn more calories than we are consuming.’

It sounds very logical, but how effective is this approach? Initially it can seem to work very well for weight loss. Let’s say in this weight loss program you lose 10lbs. Of this let’s say 6 lbs are fat and 4 lbs are muscle. Bearing in mind muscle helps burn fat by supporting our metabolic rate, it doesn’t seem to be a good idea to lose part of your body’s own fat burning system.

Yo Yo Dieting

Ok, you lose the weight, so you go back to eating your regular food and guess what? With less muscle your body now begins to store fat more readily. So hey presto, in no time at all you regain the weight. But although you are now at your former weight you are now fatter because you weigh 4lbs less muscle. You think to yourself ‘I lost that weight before on that diet and exercise regime. I will do it again.’ So you get yourself together and go on the same program again. This time it is a bit harder (you have less muscle to help aid you in your fat burning) but after a bit longer you lose your 10lbs again. Now in your weight loss plan you have lost muscle and fat. This time 5lbs of fat and 5lbs of muscle.So you are now 9lbs of fat burning muscle down from where you started.

You go back to eating your usual meals and hey presto in only a short time you have not only regained the weight but added a few extra lbs in the process. All the while your fat level is increasing and your muscle level is decreasing. The more you go on and off these diets, the more muscle you can lose, thereby changing your body’s fat to muscle ratio. You may even get back to your former weight but you now have a lot more fat on your body, saggy skin, more tummy fat etc. People can often then say “you look much older”. This can be very disheartening. So in light of this what do we do? Usually the standard advice is to go on a calorie- controlled diet. Ok let’s check this out.

All Calories Are Equal but Some Are More Equal Than Others

Calorie counting has long been the staple of conventional weight loss programs, yet how effective is it really? Let’s look at 2 calorie control weight loss diets both with 1200kals in each one. In diet number 1 the person eats 1200 kcals of chocolate. In diet number 2 the person eats 1200 kcals of white fish. Though both have the same amount of calories in them they will give you two different body shapes. On diet number 1 you will lose weight but unfortunately much of this will probably be muscle loss. On diet number 2 you will lose weight but it is more likely to be fat loss. Though the diets are equal in calories you can get two different shapes from them. (It must be noted that neither of these diets is particularly balanced or healthy). In light of this, how effective is calorie counting?

A better idea would be to look at the food value of the food rather than the calorie value. Eat more natural unprocessed nutritionally rich foods. This goes against the trend of eating more convenient fast type food. The World Health Organization states the overweight / obesity problem is down to people eating more energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods with high levels of sugar and saturated fats. This, combined with reduced physical activity, has led to increased obesity rates.

Foods to Savour

The best foods to help keep in shape are:

Lean Proteins – Lean meat, white fish, cottage cheese, beans, peas and lentils.

Carbohydrates – Oatmeal, brown rice, whole grain brown bread, brown spelt bread, bulgar wheat, rye crispbreads and wholemeal pasta.

Live Foods – fresh fruit and vegetables, salads etc.

Eating more of these nutrition rich foods help stack the odds on your side to help keep you in your best shape. This along with some moderate exercise can really be of benefit to you.

We Look to the Experts – Or Are They Experts?

For the last 50 years or so a whole industry has developed to help people lose weight and get in shape. The slimming industry is now a multibillion dollar business. As recent as 2018 the global weight management market was estimated to be worth US$ 189.8 Billion. The US segment alone is reputed to be worth a staggering 72 billion dollars. The question is – How well is this slimming industry serving people? Figures often quoted of 95% of all weight loss diets failing don’t really inspire confidence in someone looking to lose weight. Whether this figure is accurate or not, it is easy to see that there is a major problem with being overweight and obesity in the world.

The Price We Can Pay For Our Weight Loss

So what is happening with the people who try many of these slimming/get into shape methods? Are they losing weight? If they are, is it staying off?

Also if they lose weight, do they look good and shapely or do they look skinny and shapeless? How is their energy on their weight loss regime? Is it poor? How stressed do they feel on their program? Are they constantly irritable?  These are issues that constantly come up in many weight loss programs. It can be like that you are draining the good out of yourself and your life.

It’s amazing to think that only just over a third of Irish people (37%) are of normal body weight. Also 60% of adults in the country are either overweight or obese, according to the latest Healthy Ireland Survey by the Department of Health.

Things That Can Help

In light of this Educohealth aims to promote a healthy way of losing weight and getting into shape. One of the big factors in this is for the person to only lose fat and if possible increase their level of muscle. That way you lose the unwanted bits and firm up the wanted bits in the right place. This helps give you a better overall shape. Follow the dietary recommendations earlier in this article.

Also to help keep you on the program, try using some healthy treat substitutes. Eat fruit for a desert rather than cake. Another delicious dessert which can add real value to your diet is to make up an Educohealth Proform Protein shake. This has the benefits of being high in muscle friendly protein, low in fat and tasting delicious as an added bonus. It is a great dessert substitute, formulated to help stop your diet going off the rails. It can really help stack the odds in your favour.

Something else for you to consider is the Educohealth “You to Superyou Box. This contains some of the most cutting-edge natural nutrient formulas designed to help work along with your body’s natural fat burning processes. They can take you onto a whole new level of getting into shape.

In the meantime remember to focus on shape and health rather than solely on losing weight. Your health is really your wealth.

Stay healthy.

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Why Weight Loss Diets Fail by Hugh Chambers

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Weight Loss System

Weight Loss – The 30-Year-Old System That Helps Put The Power Back In Your Hands.

If you are reading this you have probably said to yourself: Enough is enough. This weight has to go. Well done on making this decision, but let’s be practical about it. The best way to achieve the required result is to work with the body’s natural processes, using a two-step approach.

The Day and Night Weight Loss System

Would you like to lose weight while you sleep? And while you are watching TV? Would you like to be not only at the right weight but also in the right shape? Ok, then check this out.

Step One of Weight Loss System

Did you ever notice that you weigh less in the morning than at night? This is because an important part of your body’s fat-burning process takes place at night-time. The good news is that there is a special protein formula that may help you work with this wonderful in-built slimming system. It is called Amino-Or and for over 30 years has been helping people get into their best shape. The beauty of it is that it works along with your body’s natural fat burning process and also works along with the natural health of the body.

We like to not only help you get in better shape, but support your health too. In that way it’s a win-win situation. Maybe it’s time you allowed Amino-Or to help you with this. Imagine Burning Fat While Watching Your TV! Believe it or not your body can burn fat while you are watching TV. This largely happens when your body uses its level of muscle to burn fat for energy. This process is called your resting metabolic rate. Your resting metabolic rate is determined by the level of muscle in the body. The lower the level of muscle the less fat you burn, the higher the level of muscle the more you burn fat.

Muscle is the key. Now some of you ladies reading this may think you don’t want to look too muscle-bound, you want to keep your feminine curves. Well muscle helps give you some of your best curves. The big secret is that muscle helps firm up the parts you want to keep, while at the same time helping to keep your resting metabolic rate working at its most efficient. Protein is essential in our muscle formation. Make sure you have adequate protein in your diet.

Step Two

There is also an excellent way to help support your natural resting metabolic rate. It involves using a specially designed protein formulation that helps create and retain solid tissue in your muscles. It is this solid tissue that burns your fats and carbohydrates and keeps your metabolism up. Made of pure free-form amino acids, it is absorbed directly into your system without the need for digestion and can help improve the protein quality of any meal or snack.

This specially designed protein is called Amino-Energise and has been a valuable part of our Weight Loss Program for almost 30 years. So much more Than a Weight Loss Supplement Amino-Energise are made up of pure free-form amino acids, the basic building blocks of protein.

When you take them, they are assimilated directly and do not need to be digested, and go directly to form firm tissue in your muscles, skin and hair. They also directly feed the nervous system and brain. They help make any protein you eat more complete and more usable by the body. Taken with meals they can help you sustain energy naturally while slimming. Altogether quite impressive contributions from just one protein formula.
Why not let Amino-Energise support you in your firming-up and getting-into shape program.

Then you will understand why so many of our customers over the years have made it an important staple in their Weight Loss Program. Your muscles and resting metabolic rate will thank you for it. So if you are presently looking in the mirror and are not really pleased at the shape looking back at you, maybe it’s time you tried the Amino-Or and Amino Energise combination. We think you will be as pleasantly surprised as so any of our customers have been since we brought out these products all hose years ago. They have stood the test of time for us, let’s see what they an do for you.

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Article by Hugh Chambers Holistic Nutritionist

Slow Metabolism

Slow Metabolism

Slow metabolism is frequently blamed for excess weight. The good news is we no longer have to be the victim of slow metabolism. We can actually be the creator of our metabolism. Knowing how your body works and using that knowledge to achieve your health and fitness goals, will get you results sooner, with less frustration and aggravation. My goal is to help you get the most from your effort and see results.

How your metabolism works.

Metabolism is the speed at which your body burns through food. As you get older, your metabolism decreases and you don’t require the same number of calories as when you were younger. The rate the metabolism decreases as we age is determined by the amount of muscle mass we have on our body. Greater muscle means higher metabolism. If you’re over 40, you probably aren’t as active as you used to be. You aren’t playing sports or chasing kids around the house. If you don’t use your muscle, you’ll lose it.

Digestion process burns calories.

We teach our customers on our Super You Program to eat 3 meals throughout the day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and then an additional 2 to 3 healthy snacks between meals. Many of us have been conditioned to think that if we eat less, we will weigh less. The opposite is true but we must be careful to eat quality instead of quantity. There is the c— the actual calorie burning properties of nutrient digestion. This means that healthy, balanced eating offers a metabolic advantage. Eating is thermic or produces heat. Since a calorie is a measure of heat, balanced eating equals more calories expended.

Keep aerobic exercise moderate.

Believing that aerobic exercise is the secret to burning fat is only half-correct. Too much aerobics subject us to a repetitive catabolic state where it literally is eating up muscle tissue. You can burn fat anytime you are in an “aerobic state.” If you are sitting and reading this article, you are in an aerobic state. You are in an aerobic state anytime you are meeting demands for oxygen. This is why proper nutrition and weight training is critical to maintain and build muscle. You can burn fat while you sleep with lean muscle mass. I use aerobic exercise to keep my heart, lungs and circulatory systems healthy and use weight training to burn calories and keep my metabolism healthy.

Muscle is metabolism.

As we age, we begin to lose muscle. This is called muscle atrophy. The key is to preserve muscle to fight fat and keep your metabolism healthy. The muscle you have on your body is in direct correlation to the number of calories you burn at any given moment. Muscle doesn’t know age. You can maintain or build muscle at any age with weight training. I believe training with weights is more important as you get older because you are typically less active and your muscle will get soft from lack of use. Dense muscle mass is key to having a strong and healthy metabolism.

Slow Metabolism by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

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Obesity

Globicity – The Overweight Global Phenomena

When you go to your average supermarket you will see foods literally from all around the world. Pasta from Italy, rice from Asia, coffee from South America etc. It’s truly amazing the variety of food we now have available to us. Yet we now appear to be paying a price for this bounty of goodies.

The World Health Organization has coined a term for the obesity epidemic now sweeping the world. They call it ‘Globesity’.

  • According to their 2016 estimated global figures, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Over 650 million of these were obese.
  • Since 1980 the rate has tripled in some areas of North America, United Kingdom, Middle East, Eastern Europe, China, Pacific Islands and Australasia.
  • Amazingly overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight in countries where most of the world’s population live.

The Department of Health in Ireland conducted a Healthy Ireland Summary Report in 2019.

The report found just over one third of people (37%) have a normal weight with 60% of adults here either overweight or obese. The sad fact is that even children are falling into this trap. According to a “Growing up in Ireland” national longitudinal study of five year olds, approximately one child in every five in is now overweight. Overweight children can also find it hard to lose weight as they get older, resulting in them having a life long battle with weight / body image.

Obesity – Is that fair?

Being overweight or obese also puts a person at risk of future health conditions like diabetes, heart disease etc. These figures paint a very gloomy picture of the future health of Ireland. UK figures are equally alarming with 62% of the population being overweight. The UK also has the highest rates of obesity in Europe. In the US approximately 70% of all adults are overweight. The larger food portion sizes may have something to do with this. The World Health Organization state a lot of this is down to people eating more energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods with high levels of sugar and saturated fats. This, combined with reduced physical activity, has led to increased obesity rates.

Don’t Become another Slimming Casualty

There is a bewildering amount of information now available for how best we can lose that unwanted weight. It can be very confusing to the average person when confronted by it. Sadly when we put much of what you read into practice, it doesn’t come up with the desired results. One of the big misconceptions in losing weight is that the person usually thinks that if they lose weight on the scales they will be in good shape. They don’t realise that often the first thing they lose is muscle.

The Perils of Losing Muscle

Muscle helps make up the firm tissue in the body – the parts that help give us shape. What’s the point in losing the parts you want to keep? When you lose muscle you will often not look very well e.g. have a gaunt face, a skinny neck and little or no energy. You can be at the “right” weight but in the wrong shape. How often have you heard it said that the person looked better before they lost the weight? This can also lead to the lowering of the metabolic rate and reducing the body’s natural ability to burn fat for energy. It’s a classic case of shooting yourself in the foot. This is pretty tough to take after all the hard work and sacrifice a person does to get in shape. Sadly they are often so fixated on the scales that don’t really see themselves properly. But who wants to look good on the scales yet bad in the mirror?

The Scales Tip against Us

After the Second World War there was a dramatic change in how people lived. The standard of living started to go up and people began to experience a level of financial freedom like never before. By the time the 1960’s kicked in “The Baby Boomer Generation” as they were called, now had access to affordable, fast foods, convenience foods and tasty goodies. They indulged and it wasn’t long before many had a whole new body shape that was not to their liking. They then looked to find ways to lose the weight and become their former self. Suddenly gyms started to open up to help train people to get them into shape.

This was a whole new concept in Ireland and into this came a young guy in his early 20’s who had a huge interest in nutrition training and getting into shape. The guy knew his stuff as he had only recently won the Mr Ireland Bodybuilding title and he was also a martial arts expert and yoga practitioner. His name was Tony Quinn and one of his biggest goals was to work in a gym training people and getting them into shape. With his background in health and fitness he easily got the gym job he was looking for. Quite quickly he developed a name for himself for getting people into shape. He used a novel approach of getting the person to lose fat and gain muscle. Not worrying too much about the scales he concentrated more on getting the person to lose the bad bits (the fat), while firming up the good bits (the muscle). This helped the person get in their best shape.

As time went on his approach evolved and during the process of this evolution he trained numerous figure and physique champions including a number of Mr and Miss Irelands. The approach he used was a holistic health approach of wanting the person to improve not just in shape but also in general health. In the process he came up with a lot of special health supplement formulations to help keep people in their best shape and state of health. The products he designed are totally unique, formulated specifically to work along with the body’s natural process of helping it stay in shape.

The system Tony Quinn pioneered evolved into the present day Educohealth. Many of his customers have been using the Educohealth products for 40 years or more. With Tony, shape not weight has always been the king and that continues to this day. Now approximately 50 years later he is still as passionate about helping people get into their best shape while at the same time achieving a higher level of health. In light of this we would like to share.

The Weight Loss Secrets That Make the Difference

  • Don’t just lose weight – lose fat.
  • Gain muscle to look firmer and help support your metabolic rate.
  • Eat more natural unprocessed foods.
  • Always have a breakfast.
  • Eat smaller more regular meals rather than large infrequent meals.
  • Eat some form of protein at every meal.
  • If possible avoid eating before bed.
  • Do some daily exercise – go for a walk, train in the gym, play a sport, etc.
  • Support your body’s own natural fat burning process with the right nutrients.

Doing all of the above will be a great support to help get you in shape. Even doing some of it will be of benefit to you. Do yourself a favour and get started. There is also a very unusual innovative way of kick starting your whole weight loss program for you. It involves some of the unique natural health supplement formulations Tony has been using for decades. They can add some valued support in your weight loss program.

Help Your Body Help You Shape Up

Have you ever noticed that you weigh less in the morning than you did at night? This is because your body’s fat-burning process largely works at nighttime. The good news is there is now a natural substance that may boost this process when taken on an empty stomach before bedtime. When you adopt this approach you safely and effectively allow your body to metabolise fat for energy at a greater rate than before. The great thing is that your body will selectively burn fat, not firm tissue. This is a completely different approach to reducing fat, because you are not starving or breaking down your muscle tissue.

This natural substance is called Amino-Or. Do you know that your body burns energy even while you are watching TV or sitting at a desk? That is what is known as your resting metabolism, or metabolic rate. The more firm tissue (muscle) you have, the higher your metabolism. There is now a special protein formula that has been designed to directly benefit your metabolism. It contains the very building blocks of protein, which in turn form the firm tissue in your body, benefiting your energy levels. Most fat in the body is actually burned by firm tissue, protecting the firm tissue with this protein formula helps avoid any fat rebound often associated with weight loss programs. This special protein formula is called Amino-Energise.

Binge Eating – What to do

Binging on unhealthy sugar-laden foods can often be the Achilles heel of many weight loss programs. You get that craving for something sweet and can’t stop yourself indulging in these tasty disasters. This can then derail you from your program trapping you in the ‘weight on weight off ‘cycle. One way out of this is to use tasty healthy substitutes that help support you in your getting in shape program. An ideal addition here is a special protein formula derived from milk that tastes delicious and also helps support our muscle tone. This protein formula is called Proform and has the added benefits of being high in protein and calcium and low in fat. It also tastes delicious in strawberry, vanilla and real cocoa flavours.

So next time you get this urge to go binge on sugar-laden goodies reach for the Proform instead and keep on your winning ways. You can make it up like a dessert. Once you stick that spoonful in your mouth and taste its deliciousness you will be a firm fan.

From You to Superyou

We in Educohealth like to say that we would like to help take you from where you are now to a much better / higher level of shape and health. In light of this we have a special pack containing Amino-Or, Amino-Energise
and the Proform drink / dessert. It also contains the mineral magnesium which helps contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. A very useful addition to those of us with low energy. We call this the You to Superyou Box. It contains the ideal nutritional support to help you in your goal to get in your best shape. For decades it has been very popular with people who want to get in shape in a healthy way. We would now like you to trust us and see what this Superyou Box can do for you.

Our Policy of Health

We get such a great kick out of helping people be the best they can be. To us it’s not just a business, it’s a healthy way of living and we would like to help take you down that road with us. That’s why we only use the best of ingredients in our formulas. Unfortunately this may not true with many health supplement manufacturers. The reason why we use only the best is we take the supplements ourselves and are our own best customers and have been so for over 40 years. We too want to be in as best possible state for as long as possible in our lives, and the way things are going with the Globesity situation, where people are struggling to cope, we feel we have a lot to offer.

Let us help you in this.
Obesity – The Overweight Global Phenomena by Hugh Chambers Holistic Nutritionist

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You are only as good as your blood

You are only as good as your blood

This is all about you and your blood circulation and the amazing ways it affects your health. Now that the gyms are opening again and people are getting on the exercise trail it’s nice to make the most of that hard work.

All that training really pumps the blood around our body stimulating our circulation and making us look and feel healthier. It’s great to look in the mirror and see a shape you are proud of looking back at you.

What you may not know is that the great exercise pump you get can have a profound effect on your health for the better.  Believe it or not, your real age is reflected in the elasticity of your blood vessels and arteries?

Proper training and nutrition, at any age, makes the arteries “younger” and more flexible, helping the heart to do its work more effectively while restoring youthful vigour and vitality.

Sounds good doesn’t it! This is something of special interest to those of us who want to stay at our most youthful best for as long as we can.

The exercise and training are so important here as they really pump our blood around our bodies.

Our nutrition also plays a huge part, where the old saying:

“You are what you eat” is very relevant to our state of health and circulation. Eating a good natural diet full of fresh fruit and vegetables, good protein sources of meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, pulses, beans, etc, natural fats from olive oil, avocados, etc, is a good idea.

Also nutritional science is constantly coming up with new exciting discoveries on how different nutrients can help support our health to its fullest. Of special interest to people reading this article is a unique combination of nutrients that are involved in the maintenance of the immune system, skin, hair and nails.

Those of you low in energy will be pleased to know that these nutrients also contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. They also contribute to the regulation of our hormones and the maintenance of testosterone.

You ladies out there may be thinking I don’t want testosterone. But did you know that ladies too produce testosterone but in smaller quantities. It too helps play some vital roles in a woman’s health.

The Role of Testosterone in Men and Women

Testosterone in Men supports:

  • Bone Density
  • Muscle strength and growth
  • Hair on body and face
  • Mood
  • Distribution of body fat
  • Sex Drive

Testosterone in Women supports:

  • Breast Health
  • Bone Health
  • Sex Drive
  • Fertility
  • Menstrual Health

If you ladies are concerned by this, bear this in mind. Most women won’t develop male characteristics because testosterone and other androgens act in a different manner in their bodies, being swiftly changed to oestrogen.

As both men and women age they produce smaller amounts of testosterone. Though at a lower level, this testosterone continues to play a vital function in maintaining health and libido for both sexes, helping contribute to a more fulfilling, healthy later life.

Go with the Pump

Back in the 1970’s there was a famous movie called “Pumping Iron”.

In the movie the bodybuilders were heard to describe how they trained as pumping iron. They also described the feeling where they pumped up the muscle with each repetition of each exercise. They described how the muscle gets pumped up with energy and blood where it looks bigger and stronger.

Intense exercise has a tendency to do this – give your muscle a pump.  As we train the blood vessels open up and new blood flows in. That’s when the muscles will PUMP becoming strong, firm and lean.

The PUMP is a great sign that the arteries are being exercised. Think what this is doing for your overall health. Good healthy circulation going everywhere in your body. It’s as if our internal piping is working at its best and our circulation can then do its best work. Exercise is especially important in this.

However there is also a health supplement really worth considering to help support you in this. It is made up entirely of natural ingredients.

A Nutritional Breakthrough for Men and Women – Nova

Touted by many natural health professionals as the most ground breaking find in modern nutrition, Nitric Oxide has become the new kid on the block that is sweeping all before it.

Nova is a Nitric Oxide supplement for power and drive. It combines Amino Acids with nutritional extracts which are specially chosen to be of benefit for both Men and Women.

Now with increased Citrulline for better Arginine force and with the added super-ingredient Pomegranate.

Nova also contains zinc, the essential mineral that supports normal testosterone levels in the body, as well as Niacin (Vitamin B3) that contributes to energy and a reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

This can be a big help for men and women whether exercise-related or where a stimulating vascular response is needed when the overall drive is low. 

Its health supporting properties are hard to ignore.

Why not explore them for yourself. You will be glad you did.

Nova – You are only as good as your blood by Hugh Chambers, Holistic Nutritionist

Fun ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Fun ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Do you have trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies?

Some kids are great about trying and eating just about anything…and then they turn 2 ½.  Now it is pretty much impossible to get them to eat anything other than sweet corn when it comes to vegetables. So it’s necessary to come up with some fun and sometimes sneaky ways to get some veggies in here. Here are a few of the favourites.

1) Make a big pot of vegetable soup, and then add some fun noodle shapes. You can use alphabet noodles or look for some fun novelty shapes. You may be able to find some cartoon characters, toy and sports shapes etc… With a little luck, your kids will be too busy spelling words or identifying the shape to notice all the veggies they are eating in the soup.

2) If you can’t make them eat it, make them drink it. Pour some vegetable juice over ice and add a straw, a cocktail umbrella or a stick of celery and watch them drink it up. Your kids may not get as much fibre as eating the entire vegetable, but getting them to drink their vegetables is better than not getting any vegetables in their system.

3) Have you tried offering them some raw vegetables with some dressing to dip them in? Many kids who don’t care for cooked vegetables will eat them up if they can dip them. Just grab a bag of baby carrots and cut up some red and yellow peppers and some cucumber. Arrange them on a plate with a little bit of ranch dressing or your favourite vegetable dip on the side.

4) Take it even a step further and let them create artwork out of their vegetables. Offer raw vegetables in different colours and shapes and encourage them to make a vegetable collage on their plate. You can easily make a face using slices of cucumber as eyes, a baby carrot as a nose and a slice of red pepper as a mouth. You can use watercress or shredded carrots or even some cheese as hair. Before you know it, you’ll find them sampling their “art supplies”.

5) To get them to eat more vegetables at dinnertime try a little salad bar. Put out some lettuce, some sliced or chopped tomato, slices of cucumber, shredded carrot, slices of red and yellow peppers, small broccoli flowerets and anything else you can think of. You may also want to offer them some choices when it comes to salad dressing. Favourites in our house are Ranch, Italian, Caesar, and French. To top it all of set out some croutons and shredded cheese.

6) Get them involved in the kitchen especially when it comes to cooking. Ask them to wash the vegetables, if they are old enough let them cut veggies (under your supervision of course), let them help you stir, or anything else you can think of that would be age-appropriate. You’ll be amazed at how proud they will be of their finished product. Believe me; they’ll try just about anything if they made it.

7) If everything else fails, hide the vegetables in other food. My mam used to make us some special orange mashed potatoes. We thought it was very fancy, but all she did was to cook some carrots with the potatoes and mashed them right in there. You can also cover broccoli with tomato sauce or cheese. Think of a dish your child enjoys and sneak a little bit of vegetable in there.

8) Now that you are getting your kids to enjoy more veggies you can introduce them to another health favourite. Chocolate proform protein drink for kids.  It has that chocolate taste kid’s love… It’s probably one of the tastiest ways to get protein and calcium in just one smoothie.  One scoop on 450ml of milk yields 800mg of calcium for a child between the ages 4 to 10. There are many healthy recipes for protein powders that are suitable for kids too.

Give a few of these ideas a try and see which ones work best for your children. Keep at it and sooner or later they will start to develop a taste for vegetables.

Fun ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

Fight Stress with Healthy Eating

Fight Stress with Healthy Eating

Whenever we get too busy or stressed, we all tend to make poor food choices that will actually increase stress and cause other problems.  To get the most of your healthy eating and avoid stress,

Follow these simple tips to fight stress with healthy eating.

Always eat breakfast

Even though you may think you aren’t hungry, you need to eat something.  Skipping breakfast makes it harder to maintain the proper blood and sugar levels during the day, so you should always eat something.

Carry a snack

Keeping some protein rich snacks in your car, office, or pocket book will help you avoid blood sugar level dips, the accompanying mood swings, and the fatigue.  Trail mix, granola bars, and energy bars all have the nutrients you need. See educohealth blog recipe on protein bars.

Healthy munchies

If you like to munch when you’re stressed out, you can replace chips or other non-healthy foods with carrot sticks, celery sticks, or even sunflower seeds.

Bring your lunch

Although a lot of people prefer to eat fast food for lunch, you can save a lot of money and actually eat healthier if you take a few minutes and pack a lunch at home.  Even if you only do this a few times a week, you’ll see a much better improvement over eating out.

Stock your home

As important as it is to get the bad food out of your house, it’s even more important to get the good food in!  The best way to do this is to plan a menu of healthy meals at snacks at the beginning of the week, list the ingredients you need, and then go shop for it.  This way, you’ll know what you want when you need it and you won’t have to stress over what to eat.

Take Supplements

Pantac

Pantac is especially beneficial for those who need to reduce their stress level in the workplace.

Research has shown that this vitamin protects the body in many ways during stressful situations. During any stress, illness, injury or trauma, when more anti-stress hormones are required.

Omega 3

One study showed that medical students who received omega-3 supplements experienced a 20% reduction in anxiety symptoms

Fight Stress with Healthy Eating by Caroline Middleton

nutrition for the elderly

Nutrition for the Elderly

Healthy eating and nutrition for the elderly is greatly impacted by several factors, one of them being a change in body composition. During the later years in life, the body will lose bone and muscle and gain fat because the hormones aren’t very active anymore. There are many factors which hinder an elderly person’s health. The information below will help You to lead a healthy life – no matter how old you may be.

Water

Water in the body decreases with age, so many older folks will become dehydrated very easily. Sometimes they won’t feel thirsty, while other times it’s too much work to pour glass water. With this in mind, it’s recommended that they drink at least 1 ounce of water for every 2.2 pounds of weight.

Protein

At this stage in life, protein is very important. Protein is needed to support a healthy immune system and prevent the wasting of muscle. Since energy needs are less, older folks should eat high quality protein such as eggs, lean meats, poultry, and fish.

Carbs and fibre

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the entire body. You can find carbs in bread, Cereals, pasta, and other grain products. A diet that’s high in fibre and water will help to prevent constipation as well.

Fat

Fat intake for the elderly should be limited, not eliminated. You can limit fat by choosing lean meats, Low fat dairy products and food preparation methods that don’t include frying.

Zinc

Zinc intake can be a deficiency with the elderly, and to make matters worse, it’s not absorbed very well. Meat, poultry, and fish should be a part of your diet to help you meet the requirements for zinc especially in these times for immune support.

Calcium

Calcium is one ingredient that most elderly folks simply aren’t getting enough of. Most believe that milk upsets their stomach, and therefore they will avoid it. They should be getting around 1,500 Mg of calcium day and non-fat powdered milk can be used in recipes as a substitute for milk. Other foods such as yogurt, low fat cheese, and broccoli can also help you meet the requirements for calcium.

Iron

For the elderly, iron deficiency can be seen with those who aren’t eating much. Good sources for iron include lean red meats or breakfast cereals.

Vitamin B12

In order to absorb the benefits of B12, the intrinsic factor must be produced by the stomach. Most elderly people suffer from a deficiency in B12 because they have a condition known as atrophic gastritis. This condition causes inflammation of the stomach, bacterial overgrowth, and the intrinsic factor. Without the intrinsic factor, this vitamin can be absorbed.


Each one of the above nutrients is needed to keep an aged body in good health. Elderly individuals should try to stay active and strive for a well-balanced diet. Even though the aged body isn’t the same as it used to be, proper care and the right nutrients can help the elderly enjoy a healthy and long life.

Nutrition for the Elderly by Caroline Middleton

Daily Detox

Daily Detox

Follow This Simple Daily Detox

There’s no such thing as a one-day miracle diet, but that doesn’t mean a one-day detox won’t give you impressive results. By detoxing the body, the right way, people can give themselves the health boost they need to meet their long-term goals. Ahead, learn all about the benefits of detoxing and the best one-day detox options.

What is a detox?

Many people associate detoxing with liquid diets. They think that detoxing means drinking nothing but water, lemon, and cayenne pepper for a week. In reality, detoxing simply refers to the process that rids the body of harmful toxins. Detoxing usually works by enhancing the function of the organs naturally responsible for getting rid of toxins, like the liver. An effective detox diet will boost organ function, clear the body’s pathways, and provide the body with much needed micronutrients.

What are the benefits of detoxing?

Getting rid of toxins certainly sounds nice, but many detox skeptics want to know: what health benefits do detox diets have? Ridding the body of toxins has a big impact on the body, the mind, and on future lifestyle choices. For one thing, detoxing can boost energy. That’s because it leaves the body so hydrated, which is a leading cause of fatigue.

Detoxing is also a great way to press reset on your diet. Getting rid of toxins can reduce cravings for toxic foods filled with processed ingredients and sugar. It can reverse longtime dietary habits and give people the boost they need to make healthier choices.

Making healthy choices is closely tied to mood and mental health. When people detox, they cut out the foods that make blood sugar spike. This helps to normalize the production of stress hormones like cortisol. The detox process can help people with anxiety minimize their feelings of stress.

What’s the best way to do a daily detox?

For people unfamiliar with the detox process, a one-day detox is a great option. It’s an effective crash course in the benefits of detoxing. It’s also a great way to get the body back on track after a day of indulgence.

Here’s a potential one-day detox plan:

Fruity Breakfast Smoothie

Detox smoothies are a favorite of one-day detox dieters. To make a great breakfast detox smoothie, it’s important to load the drink with detoxifying ingredients, like:

Strawberries: Strawberries are high in fiber, which will kick the digestive system into gear first thing in the morning.

Banana: Including half a banana in a breakfast smoothie will give dieters their daily dose of potassium. Peanut Butter: A few dollops of peanut butter will give dieters the healthy protein they need to stay energized all day long.

Green Lunchtime Smoothie

For lunch, mix up a detox smoothie with some of the following ingredients:

Ginger: This spice helps to stimulate the digestive system and improve circulation. Healthy circulation ensures that the toxin-flushing kidneys are working at peak performance.

Avocado: People who aren’t used to the detox process may get hungry. To fight hunger, include healthy fats in smoothies. Avocados are filling and super nutritious, making them an excellent addition to lunchtime smoothies.

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is also a digestive aid. This citrus juice boosts saliva production as well, which improves liver function.

Apple: Fiber is an essential digestive aid. Apples are a great source of fiber, and they add a pleasant texture and flavor to green smoothies.

Dinner

Many one-day detox dieters eat a healthy dinner at the end of the day, comprised of lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. It’s always good to select detox-friendly vegetables like kale and asparagus. By the end of the day, even detox novices will be willing to admit that their body feels cleaner, leaner, and toxin-free.

Daily Detox by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

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Educohealth Weight Loss

Educohealth Weight Loss Information For Healthier Living

“I’m on a diet”. Do those words sound familiar? It is proven that “diets” do not work for long term weight loss. When you go on a diet, you tend to starve yourself, but your body needs food to produce energy. What you need is a lifestyle change, not a “diet”, to lose weight and keep it off.

Focus to lose weight!

What motivates you? Why do you want to lose the weight and get healthy? This is one of the best things you can do, to stay motivated! Whether you want to be able to play football ball with your kids, or you are working to alleviate weight-related health issues, keeping an eye on what motivates you can keep you on track.

Some people will want to give (or sell) you all kinds of ‘get skinny quick’ tips to help you out. Thank these people politely but be sure to only follow advice that has a reasonable amount of research put into it and that passes your common sense test. You don’t want to lose weight at the expense of your health.

For a weight-loss idea, try cycling your bike in nice weather instead of driving or opting for other ways of travel. Doing regular errands by bike could help you burn an extra 500 calories per hour. Better yet, take the hilly route and burn up to 1,000 calories per hour. Get fresh air and burn calories. People are trending more towards the outdoors these day. Try a hill climb or some regular longer walking excursions.

Even if you’re in a fast-food restaurant, and are stuck with choices like greasy burgers, you can still take small steps to ensure you are taking in fewer calories. Order a large cheeseburger, take off the bun and cheese, and eat the meat. Dropping the cheese and bun will take a couple hundred calories off the 513-calorie total, and since the beef is all protein and fat (no carbs), you’ll be no less full than if you had eaten the bun.

If you can’t give up your dairy products, but you want to lose weight, just switch to the low fat choices. Instead of purchasing whole milk, buy skim milk or one percent. Once you get used to the taste and start losing weight you will be glad you made the switch.

If you are making enough food that there is bound to be leftovers then you should plan on putting the food away after you serve your plate. Making sure that the extra food is not around will stop you from getting seconds since they are not so accessible.

If you are aiming to lose weight, a great tip to follow is to take a brief walk before you eat lunch or dinner. This gives you some exercise that burns some calories and because you got in some exercise, you will not be as likely to choose an unhealthy option when you eat your meal.

Do not be discouraged when you gain weight in any one week during your diet. One reason could be that your gained more muscle mass than fat that you had lost! And that’s no bad thing at all, as more muscle means more calories will be burned. This is especially common in people that were very inactive or that added a great deal of exercise to their normal routine. There are other causes possible as well.

One of the innovative measures that you can take with your meals is to eliminate the pasta from your lunch or dinner. Create a wonderful concoction of meatballs with light sauce, which will reduce the amount of carbs and calories that you put into your system when you sit down to eat.

When you are sitting in your chair in class or at your job, make sure that you practice good posture at all times. Sitting upright can help to strengthen your core and reduce the stress level that you have. Proper posture can yield great benefits towards your weight loss success.

A surprising part of a weight-loss plan is sleep. If you are trying to lose pounds, be sure you are getting enough sleep (ideally, 8 hours a night). Studies have shown that people who chronically sleep less than they should have higher levels of hormones that increase hunger.

Eating vegetables is a healthy habit that will help you in your weight-loss goal. Once you get used to it you will not realize that you are eating them. Set a goal to try and consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables daily. This will give your body the necessary fiber, while fighting hunger.

As you can see, it is important to eat. You need to make a lifestyle change in order to lose weight and keep it off. Food offers nutrients that are important to maintaining your body. Another tip on weight loss is Amino acids and protein and the role they play. Check out the You to Super You box .

Remember only a lifestyle change will give you what your body needs and wants, and will help you lose weight overall.

Educohealth Weight Loss by Caroline Middleton Nutritionist.

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Weight Loss Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts.

Immune Support Educohealth

Immune Support Educohealth

Immune Support – Vital information to help keep you safe.

Our world is a very changed place from even a few months ago. It has been
turned on its head and people are anxiously looking for answers as to what to do. While it’s very good to follow established protocols in helping stem this serious threat, social distancing, hand washing, etc, one avenue is being largely overlooked. That avenue is how our own immune system can best help us stay healthy.

Having a strong healthy immune system is an invaluable aid in ensuring we are at our best. You could liken our immune system to a well trained defence force that does an amazing job protecting us from foreign invaders like germs, harmful bacteria and viruses.

The big question is, are you supporting your immune system to help you with this or are you shooting yourself in the foot by not feeding it what it needs to do its job properly.

To understand more clearly, certain foods we eat support our immune system and allow it to be really there for us when we need it most. Other foods can irritate our immune system and throw it out of balance. This in turn can affect its ability to do what it’s supposed to do: keep us healthy.

Foods that are not recommended include : Sugar, junk food, cakes, biscuits, sweets, icecream, chocolate, soft sugary drinks and fast food.

Foods that help support your immune system include: Freshly squeezed orange juice, lemons, pineapples, fresh berries, kiwis, papaya, spinach, beetroot, garlic, turmeric, ginger, red peppers, broccoli, green tea and pumpkin seeds.

Eating a good healthy diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables is a great cornerstone to this whole program.

Bring on the Immune Support

Good quality health supplements can also add real worth to this approach. In particular vitamins C and the mineral zinc can lend valued support to you at this time. They can perform very valuable functions in our body’s natural response to these harmful invaders.

Some amazing functions of vitamin C

  • It contributes the normal function of the immune system, which is especially important in the present circumstances.
  • It also contributes to the normal function of the immune system during and after intense exercise.
  • For those interested in skin care it contributes to normal collagen formation for normal function of blood vessels.
  • Those interested in joint health will be pleased to see how it contributes to normal collagen formation of cartilage.
  • It also contributes to normal collagen formation for teeth and gums.
  • If energy is your problem, vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • Those interested in mental health will be interested in how it contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and psychological function.

It is amazing how vitamin C makes such a big contribution to our body.

Zinc – The Unsung Hero

  • Zinc is something of a superhero in the amount of valuable contributions it makes to our body.
  • For those interested in digestion it contributes to normal functions of carbohydrate metabolism, protein synthesis, metabolism of fatty acids and macronutrient metabolism.
  • If you are into keeping mentally at your best, zinc contributes to normal cognitive function.
  • Eye health is a huge concern to many; zinc scores here by contributing to normal vision.
  • Zinc also contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, skin, nails and hair.
  • Those concerned with reproduction should consider the role of zinc in contributing to normal fertility and reproduction. It also contributes to normal testosterone levels in the blood.

Our unsung superhero does all of this for us and in the process helps us operate in a competent normal level of health. (see more on zinc here)

Start Today to Make the Difference

Include as much of the immune support foods as you can during the day. Consider taking vitamin supplements containing vitamin C and zinc. Try taking 1000mg to 2000mg of vitamin C and one zinc capsule a day. They can lend added valued support to you. Help your body help you.

Hopefully you will find this useful and help keep you safe.

Immune Support by Hugh Chambers

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Benefits of Omega 3 Fats

Benefits of Omega 3 Fats

Being a parent has its challenges, but in general the pleasure of seeing our little ones grow up happy and healthy more than compensates for them.

We all want the best for our children and during the different stages of their development they are faced with an evolving body and mind that has specific nutritional requirements.

During Pregnancy:
It is vital to make sure that the mother is including enough Omega 3 fats in her diet to aid in the normal brain development of the foetus.
During Breastfeeding:
In the first 12 months of the baby’s life Omega 3 contributes to its normal
visual developments.
As a Child:
Omega 3 contributes to normal brain development.
As a Teenager:
The brain is still evolving and developing. The Omega 3 continues the valuable support of this process.
As an Adult:
The European Food Safety Authority has brought to light some very interesting findings on Omega 3 fish oils (EPA & DHA). For those interested in heart health, Omega 3 helps contribute to the normal function of the heart. They also help contribute to normal blood pressure and triglyceride levels (these are 2 vital indicators of heart health).

The Easy Way to Get Your Omega 3

A very good way to make sure you are getting adequate amounts of Omega 3 fats in your diet is to supplement it with fish oil capsules. Fish oils are the highest source of Omega 3 Fats (EPA & DHA). With the seas around the world now more susceptible to pollutants it is a good idea to source fish oils that are as clean / pure as possible.

This is where Bio Oils come in. They are fish oils sourced from some of the
cleanest waters in the world off Peru. Their purity is further enhanced by
molecularly distilling them, making them probably the cleanest fish oil on the market.


Also many Omega-3 supplements on the market are inexpensive low-
concentration oils. Bio-Oils are 60% -strength Omega-3, EPE-DHA fish oil
capsules. We all want the best for ourselves and our loved ones.
The Bio Oils can help lend you valuable support in this.

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Ideas for school lunches

Ideas for School Lunch Boxes

Back to School Nourishment for Growing Kids

As the kids gear up to head back to school, it is important to make sure their lunch boxes are ready too. While parents have been making sure all the new books, stationary and uniforms are ready to go, their lunch should not be overlooked either.

Making sure your child’s lunch box is full of good stuff to keep them going all day is vital, and Nutritionist (Martin Forde) has made a lunchbox checklist to make sure your child’s lunch is well rounded.

It includes:

  • One portion of starchy carbohydrate (e.g. wholegrain bread, pittas or wraps, brown rice/pasta) 1 portion of protein food (e.g. chicken, fish, egg, pulses, 1 scoop of Proform chocolate with one pint of milk to make a delicious shake)
  • One portion of dairy [e.g. cheese (25g), yogurt (125g) or milk (200mls)]
  • One (or more) portion of vegetables (e.g. , peppers, carrot sticks, sweetcorn, lettuce, onion)
  • One (or more) portion of fruit (e.g. apple, orange, banana, kiwi. pear)
  • A drink of water and/or milk

Back to School Lunchtime Treats with Proform Chocholate

PROTEIN SNACK BARS

  • 4 Bananas
  • 1/4 cup of Proform Real Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup green and blacks dark choc chips (optional)

Method

  • Preheat oven 350F and line an 8×8 baking dish with greaseproof paper.
  • In a food processor or by hand combine banana, Proform Children’s Protein Cocoa powder, and peanut butter.
  • Fold in chocolate chips (saving a tablespoon to add to the top later) .
  • Pour the bars into the baking dish and then sprinkle what you saved on the top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and then allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Cut into 9 bars, store in the fridge for up to a week or freeze them for up to 6 months. Enjoy
proform chocolate

Proform Chocolate Drink for Kids

Protein, calcium, and vitamin D are all needed for the normal growth and development of bone in children. One scoop of Proform with 450ml of milk yields approximately 800mg of calcium about the daily requirement for a child of 3 to 10.

Nowadays with children doing many activities Proform is a perfect snack to keep them fuelled all day long. Proform can be made up as a mousse, (simply use less milk to make it thicker).

It can be blended into a delicious milk shake or fruit smoothie. It is perfect for breakfast, a lunch box treat or an after school snack, and has that chocolate taste kids love!

by Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

educohealth Life Force

Educohealth Life Force

What is the difference between a bar of chocolate and an apple?

Stick an apple in the ground and from its seed an energy is released that can break out from the ground and make an apple tree. If you stick the bar of chocolate in the ground, no energy comes from it to grow a chocolate bar tree.

The apple has this life energy in it that is called Life Force. This same Life Force sustains and fuels us as human beings. It is like a flame of life inside us, that helps fuel the best in us.

When it is low our energy is low and we can feel low mentally and physically. When it is high we feel at our best and happiest. People who are “Full of Life” have high Life Force.

Certain things we do support or grow that flame of life (our Life Force) and certain things help dampen it down.

Things that help raise Life Force

  • Eating food in as near to its natural state as possible. (Natural foods, fresh fruit and vegetables, salads, whole grains, oatmeal, whole grain brown bread, brown rice, lean free range meat, free range eggs, fresh fish; cod, haddock, ray, plaice, etc, nuts and seeds).
  • Exercise – Going for a walk, weight training, jogging, hiking, playing outdoor games such as football, tennis, swimming, etc. (Please note indoor games are good too, but the outdoor fresh air really helps the Life Force).
  • Doing things you like to do – Being in nature, dancing, going to a game or concert, meeting friends, indulging in creative persuits, gardening, painting, fishing, table tennis etc.
  • Meditation / Relaxation – Calming the mind and allowing yourself to tune in to your own natural equilibrium. Getting a restful night’s sleep.
  • Keeping a positive mental attitude, being less self critical and giving yourself space to grow into the best you that you can be.

Things that help lower Life Force

  • Unhealthy habits; smoking, drinking too much alcohol, drugs, eating junk food etc.
  • Lack of exercise, lack of fresh air / sunlight.
  • Being over stressed, too self critical, overly pessimistic, worrying etc.
  • Hanging around with the wrong people, too many late nights, working too hard.
  • Lack of self expression – No creative outlet to give you a buzz.

Think about it. We put the best fuel into our car and regularly get it serviced to help keep it in its best shape to help us around in our life.

Yet we may be not doing the best for ourselves with our body or our mind. Isn’t it about time we devoted the same care to ourselves as we do to our car or house?

A Health Program with a Difference

The big secret is high Life Force, cultivate this in yourself and this can allow you to have a much more rewarding and fulfilling life.

Our whole health program is totally devoted to helping the person have a much higher level of Life Force in everything they do.

Our supplements are uniquely suited to this as they are designed specifically to support and work along with the Life Force system in the body.

We would like to help you raise your level of Life Force, not just for a day or a month, but to help keep it at its optimum level for as long as possible.

Many of our customers are in their later years yet still have a vigour and energy about them that belies their age.

We would have to put this down to using the tips I have already mentioned and the health program that they are following.

If you feel that this is something that would be of interest to you then contact us and let us help take you to a higher level of Life Force.

Educohealth Life Force by Hugh Chambers – Holistic Nutritionist.

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protein

Protein

Is Protein King of all Foods?

Next time you find yourself chewing on a juicy steak or even a nut burger for that matter; did you ever wonder what it’s doing for you?

Both are protein sources popular in today’s culture and both help supply the protein needs of our body.

So how important is protein?

The word protein comes from the Greek word “Proteios” meaning – primary, – in the lead, – or – standing out front. So complex and widespread were the functions of protein in the body that the man who gave it its name, Swedish chemist Jon Jacob Berzelius in 1838, considered it that important. 

So what does protein do for us?

Muscle repair and growth

Feeling strong and looking toned and in good shape gives us a great boost. It helps us do this by supplying our bodies with the necessary amino acids (building blocks) we need to help make up muscle tissue.

Also throughout our lives our bodies are constantly building up and breaking down. This mainly happens through exercise, stress and our natural ageing process and is very instrumental in this rebuilding process.

Muscle also contributes to having a good resting metabolic rate, i.e. the rate we burn energy while we are at complete rest: sitting down, lying down or watching TV etc.

Healthy skin, hair and nails.

  • Protein is vitally important for the maintenance of healthy skin, hair, nails, bones and internal organs.
  • Vibrant healthy hair, glowing healthy skin, strong nails and bones are all very reliant on protein.
  • Our internal organs, liver, kidneys etc are made up largely of protein.
  • It is an integral component of each of these.

Hormones and enzymes.

  • Hormones and enzymes help keep our bodies in an optimum state of health.
  • They help support good digestion, a healthy sex life and healthy ageing.
  • Protein helps make up both hormones and enzymes.

What’s in it for you?

  • The figure-conscious person needs it to help keep their muscles looking firm and shapely.
  • The young child needs it to supply vital raw materials necessary to help it grow strong and healthy.
  • The older person needs it to help keep their muscle tone and support their organ functions as they age.
  • The sportsperson needs it to help their performance.
  • The stressed person needs it to help offset the protein damage caused by stress.
  • If all these are going well for you then the chances are that you are giving your body an ample supply of protein.

A lesson from the past

The hunter gatherers of our distant ancestors were a hardy robust lot. They had to be to deal with living in a hostile environment full of predators. For them it was a case of kill or be killed.

When they gathered around their campfires in the evening they were most likely chewing on some wild game, fish, birds, eggs, fruits, some greens, nuts, seeds and herbs. 

This was a protein rich diet, abundant in wild meat and nuts. Carbohydrates came in the form of low starch vegetables, herbs and nuts. The diet was also quite rich in fat in the form of nuts, seeds, eggs and fish. They seemed to do very well on these foods.

Protein Sources

Foods sources of protein include:

  • Meat: beef, lamb, poultry, fish, game and eggs.
  • Dairy products: cheese, yogurt and milk.
  • Nuts: peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, brazil nuts etc.
  • Pulses: lentils, beans, peas, quinoa, etc.
  • Seeds: pumpkin, linseed, sunflower, etc.

These are all valuable food sources of protein which contribute to a healthy balanced diet.

Modern Malnutrition

However, for many of us we may be eating some protein, yet it may not be enough or it may have too much accompanying fats or carbohydrates.

Also too often we may reach for unhealthy convenience foods. This can have a disastrous effect on our shape and health. A big help here would to include low fat or fat free proteins in our diet and use natural healthy substitutes for our treats.

These can prove to be a great support in helping keep us on a healthy diet program.

Educohealth Protein – A Stand out Protein

One of the best foods to help you here is casein protein. Casein is a delicious protein made from milk. It is virtually fat free, very tasty and most importantly is high in protein and calcium.

It is easy to use. Just put one scoop of casein powder into a shaker with 400mls of milk or water. Shake it up and you have a delicious high protein treat that is suitable for both adults and children.

With casein it is always better to get pure casein. Much casein on the market is blends of casein and the much cheaper whey protein.

For best results ensure you get the pure casein.

The Best gets Better

Proform casein is pure casein with no cheaper, less desirable additives added. It is an ideal protein complement to a healthy diet.

Coming in delicious vanilla, strawberry and real cocoa flavours.

It is a really tasty addition to those who want to help balance their diet. It can also be used as a delicious treat.                                                          

Try it and see for yourself the affect Proform can have on your life. The smile you get, when you look in the mirror and see the difference, will say it all. 

Our Team are Here to Help – Call 01 8304211 to avail of A Free Weight Loss Consultation with one of our Nutritional Experts.

by Hugh Chambers Holistic Nutritionist

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Zinc

Are you Zinc Deficient?

As per public health guidelines, good hygiene practices, coughing / respiratory etiquette, staying at home and social distancing remain the best ways of avoiding Covid 19 infection. However, a healthy immune system is of major importance in these post lockdown times.

There are many nutrients involved in the normal functioning of the immune system and The World Health Organization has brought to light a very important dietary deficiency that should be considered:  The deficiency of the mineral zinc, a key immune supporting nutrient.

 According to the WHO website:

Using food availability data, it is estimated that zinc deficiency affects about one-third of the world’s population, with estimates ranging from 4% to 73% across sub regions. Although severe zinc deficiency is rare, mild-to-moderate zinc deficiency is quite common throughout the world. Worldwide, zinc deficiency is responsible for approximately 16% of lower respiratory tract infections, 18% of malaria and 10% of diarrhoeal disease.

 Zinc is one of the big guns in our body’s immune system which acts as a defence for dealing with harmful invaders. A smart move is to make sure that our immune system is not deficient. Among other things it contributes to:

  • Normal cognitive function.
  • The maintenance of normal fertility and reproduction.
  • Normal testosterone levels in the blood.
  • Normal function of the immune system.

Food sources of zinc include:

  • Meat: beef, lamb, chicken.
  • Shellfish: oysters, mussels, crab, etc
  • Seeds: pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseed, etc
  • Nuts: peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc
  • Legumes: lentils, chickpeas, beans, etc

Also an excellent way to ensure you are supplying your body’s daily zinc needs is with a supplement.

Tony Quinn Educohealth Zinc Citrate is a super nutrient to support your immune system.

Our full range of Vitamin and Supplements are available here, check our our Immunity bundles here.

Skincare the natural way

Skincare the Natural Way

As the old saying goes, “you are what you eat.” However, in terms of natural skin care diet is a great place to start, but by no means does good skincare stop there. When it comes to natural skincare it is not only about what you eat but also how you care for yourself.

Healthy, glowing skin is a visible indication of good physical health and a balanced diet. If you are looking to improve your skin’s tone and appearance try the following tips to help you look and feel your best.

Fibre

You can be assured of getting the proper amount of fibre in your diet by including at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. One serving is a medium apple, a half-cup of spinach or a cup of tomato juice. Flaxseed, nuts and beans are all excellent sources of fibre and can be easily incorporated into any diet.

Keep a bottle or glass of distilled water on hand at all times and aim to sip throughout the day. There are several foods, such as lettuce and certain fruits, with high water content that you can use to help boost your water intake. Water bathes your cells and helps to eliminate toxins; it also keeps you hydrated from the inside. The result; beautiful, healthy skin.

Moisturize and protect against the elements.

Just as it is important to care for skin from the inside out it is also important to employ some skincare tips from the outside in. Most importantly, keep your face clean and dry. Wash your face with a mild, non-irritating cleanser at least twice daily and after exercise.

Vitamin C

One of the facts about Vitamin C that we feel is most significant is the role Vitamin C plays in the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein. It is the connective tissue that holds our bodies together and keeps us from falling apart. Collagen is found in your skin, bones, ligaments, tendons, liver, cartilage, bone marrow and blood vessels. Collagen is essential for the repair of our bodies. Without collagen, our bodies don’t heal. And without Vitamin C we don’t make collagen.

A Vitamin C with a special affinity for the skin

The magic nutrient is Ascorbyl Palmitate, which can penetrate skin tissue and stimulate collagen production. This makes Ascorbyl Palmitate a great ingredient for anti-ageing treatments, smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, evening skin tone and protecting skin from free-radical damage. After a few days of use, you may notice your skin feeling much smoother as the coarsening effects of oxidation and pollutants are neutralised. The real beauty is of course that this benefit extends to every cell in your body!
Is beauty from within really true and can it be achieved at any age? Well, finally we can say “Yes”! Unlike cosmetic creams, food supplements are designed to bring health to every cell in your body – and in the case of Radiance C, a beautiful glow to your skin in particular.

Support you immune system

Support Your Immune System

Carefully follow all advice from the HSE and report and isolate if you have symptoms. Eat a healthy varied diet with the best and freshest foods you can get. Food supplements do not substitute for this.

Use Educohealth Products at the recommended intakes to supplement the nutrients that are known and recognised to support your immune system.

Support Immune System

Vitamin C & Zinc

Non-Acid Vitamin C – 100 G fine powder. A very cost effective form that can easily be taken with water or juice.

Energy C – provides 1g Vitamin C in a sachet to make a pleasant orange flavoured drink with 20 supportive nutrients. (30g)

Radiance C – a unique high-tech yet economical fat-soluble form of Vitamin C, more gradually absorbed and used in the system. Three capsules provide 1.1g Vitamin C. (66G)

Zinc: 20mg, in easily absorbed Citrate form. (120caps)

You may take one or two grams of Vitamin C daily to support your immune system. Any of the above forms combine perfectly with one or two zinc capsules daily (20mg)

Nutrition and supplements may not prevent you catching the virus. You can reduce the risk only by following the established advice. A well supported immune system could however make all the difference.

Abdominal exercises and weight loss

Abdominal Exercise And Weight Loss

When most people start on a weight-loss regime the first thing they wish to attack is their waistline. They start off with visions of turning a beer gut into an abdominal six-pack. After a few weeks of strenuous exercise nothing appears to happen and soon they lose confidence and give up.

This article on abdominal weight loss is designed to explain, in laymen’s terms, why this happens and why you may be using the wrong exercises, or possibly the right exercises at the wrong time. Either way you are doing yourself no favors.

Never give up because only losers quit. We’ve all heard the old saying: “The height of stupidity is to repeat the same thing and expect a different result.” If it isn’t working you try a different routine and you keep doing that until you find the routine that does work, that is the way of winners.

Why These Exercises do not Reduce Waist

The first thing you must accept is that all abdominal exercises only strengthen abdominal muscles, if those muscles are covered by a layer of fat when you start they will still be covered by the same layer of fat when you finish. You will have stronger abdominal muscles but you will not look any different. Therefore your attempt to create figure from fat will have failed. The secret to making these abdominal exercises work is to lose fat first. You lose fat by diet and aerobic exercise, by burning more calories than you take in with food. When you have reduced your waistline to a more natural size you can then take up abdominal exercises and start working on that perfect six-pack.

Weight Loss

In a nutshell you need to reduce your calorie intake and burn some calories off by using light exercise. Losing weight can only be achieved by eating less and moving more. Forget the complicated scientific formula, it all boils down to eating less and moving more.

Exercise Wisdom

Conventional wisdom claims that you need to exercise for 30-minutes each day and that this demand can be broken down to six five minute sessions or three ten minute sessions, whichever suits you best. You can carry out aerobic exercise using simple methods like parking your car as far from the store as possible and forcing yourself to walk further. Maybe walking up the stairs instead of using the escalator, any small act of this nature that adds to your normal exercise output is aerobic exercise and burns calories.

Eating habits

Furthermore it makes sense to eat two or three meals a day plus your healthy snacks. Why? Because you will eat smaller meals and it is better for your metabolism to deal with smaller meals rather than large meals. You can also eat between these meals providing you restrict it to a piece of fruit or a raw carrot. Dieting doesn’t have to be hard it has to be sensible. Your brain doesn’t get the message that your stomach is full for at least twenty minutes after it is full. How often have you eaten way beyond the capacity that is required simply because the message hasn’t got through?

Conclusion on Abdominal Weight Loss

There is no point in attempting abdominal exercises while you still have a layer of fat and expecting a figure improvement. Muscle building and weight loss are separate subjects that should be approached individually if you are to get the best results. Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

Protein and Active Lifestyle Range from Educohealth by Tony Quinn

5 steps to planning a successful weigh tloss program

5 Steps To Planning A Successful Weight Loss Program

No matter what your body weight is, no matter why you want to lose weight, you will need to create a weight loss plan for yourself. This weight loss plan will serve as your guide, a roadmap which you can use to reach your weight loss goals. However, for creating a weight loss plan that is easy to maintain, you need to do some research and homework. In this article I will tell you what you need to do for this purpose.

1. Set a weight loss goal:

The very first thing you need to do is to set a weight loss goal for yourself. I know it sounds cliché, but my purpose in mentioning this here is to emphasize the fact that you should set only realistic goals for yourself. If you set unrealistic goals such as losing weight within a month or becoming slimmer within three weeks, you will never be able to achieve those impossible or vague targets and this will in turn make you disappointed and frustrated. In order to set a realistic goal, you need to take into account how much weight you can ideally lose. Usually, you should shoot for your ideal body weight; you can get your ideal lean body weight by finding out what should be the body weight of a person of your sex, age and height. Once you get that number, you need to multiply it by 1.15 (1.2 if you’re a woman). This will give you your ideal body weight. Then deduct your ideal body weight from your current body weight and you can easily understand how many pounds you need to lose in order to achieve your ideal body weight.

2. Know your resting metabolic rate:

Your resting metabolic rate is the number of calories you burn while you are inactive. This will not only give you an idea of how fast or slow your metabolic rate is, it will also tell you how many calories you should really consume on a daily basis in order to lose weight.

3. Create a meal plan:

Once you know how much calorie your body needs, you need to create a meal plan for yourself that will provide your body with all the necessary nutrition without making you heavier. Then try to stick to this meal plan and shop for the necessary ingredients. Make sure you don’t go shopping on an empty stomach, as you may be prone to getting tempted to taste the calorie-rich foods. Instead, shop only on a full stomach.

4. Make an exercise plan:

You may or may not believe it, but unless you add exercises in your weight loss plan, you can never really keep your weight off for a long time. Exercises form an integral part of any weight loss program. If you find exercises to be boring, have a friend workout with you. Remember that the more intense your exercises are, the more fat you will be able to burn, and that you need to exercise for at least an hour every other day of the week. However, if you find that you are getting tired with high intensity exercises such as resistance training and cardio, you may start with lighter exercises such as swimming, jogging, cycling, walking, etc. and then increase your activity level as you start feeling comfortable.

5. Measure your body instead of body weight:

Some people make the mistake of measuring their body weight on a weighing machine every now and then. Not only it is stupid, you also cannot get an exact idea of how you are faring with your weight loss program. A better option is to measure your thighs and waistline regularly. Also remember that you should never confuse muscles with fat. The more muscles you build, the more fat you will be able to burn; hence you should make it a point to do muscle-building exercise regularly!

I sincerely hope that this article has given you an idea of how to go about in creating a successful weight loss plan.

Caroline Middleton Holistic Nutritionist

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Beta Gold Tanning

Beta Gold Tanning

Beta Gold Tanning Tablets – Your Deepest Tan – With Minimum Sun

The use of food supplements as tanning aids have become quite popular in recent years. Many redheads and fair-skinned people who have never had a tan in their lives have been able to achieve a colour for the very first time by using these products while sunbathing.

Beta-Gold capsules are an ideal natural aid to a healthy tan which will deliver good results for many of those who use them.

SKIN PROTECTION: Research indicates 3 capsules daily may help to give some protection against U.V. skin damage

Beta-Gold is a natural supplement extracted from plants. When used for over two weeks it can cause the skin to turn a light golden colour. These capsules may also be used with sunbathing or sunbeds. If you have ever wished for a golden tan all year round – then these capsules maybe the answer.

Two capsules a day is recommended commencing at least 3 days prior to sunbathing – a two to three week course is preferable. For darker skinned people who wish to make the most of their time in the sun may also use Ultra-Bronze.

Research into ageing has focused on the role of free radicals. Free radicals are like scavengers that go around snatching electrons from healthy cells causing cellular damage which leads to wrinkling and loss of elasticity, i.e. premature ageing.

The good news, however, is that we can help the body dispose of free radicals. Certain foods, vitamins, and minerals seem to combat or mop up these scavengers. Among these are vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and the form of Pro-Vitamin A, found in Beta-Gold.

See our full range of Tanning and Skincare Products and our Special Bundles on Skincare.

Amino Acids

Amino Acids

Body and Brain Booster

Can you imagine how you would feel, looking in the mirror and noticing your shape starting to change for the better? Your muscles become firmer and your ability to burn fat improving in the process?

Do you think this would make you pleased?

For many people, it would be a dream come true.

The good thing is there is now a special protein formula that can help aid you in this. Made of pure free form amino acids, it helps to create and retain solid tissue in your muscles. This in turn helps burn fat and keeps your metabolism up.

The beauty of them is that they are directly absorbed into the system without the need for digestion, and can help improve the protein quality of any meal or snack.

This ease of digestion means they are instantly assimilated and go directly to form firm tissue in your muscles, skin, and hair.

Having more firm tissue may assist in fat burning and keeping yourself in shape.

They also directly feed the nervous system and brain and are a fantastic help in contributing to great energy.

Think about it for a moment; imagine gaining energy, firming up, boosting concentration, and supporting your skin and hair in the process.

Are there parts of your life and health that you would like to focus on for the better?

If so then Amino Energise is something that you should seriously consider.

Start today and experience what its health affirming qualities can do for you.

Your body, brain, and energy will thank you for it.

Amino Acids from Educohealth by Tony Quinn experts in Food supplements.

Why Tony Quinn Supplements are best

Why Tony Quinn Supplements are best

Why our supplements are so special

Back when Tony Quinn opened up his first health store in the late 1970’s he staffed it with people like himself, health enthusiasts who were their own best customers. The eager staff advised customers on all aspects of health, fitness and nutrition. The staff motto was “The more the customer benefits, the more the business grows”.

At first the shop mainly sold fresh fruit and vegetables, wholegrain bread and some homemade cottage cheese products. Gradually the shop began to introduce health supplements sourced from the local health wholesaler.

This worked well for a while until two instances happened which led to the manufacturing of our own supplements.

The first instance involved a delivery of a new type of vitamin C which was found to contain a sweetening agent that was banned in certain countries because of its potential carcinogenic properties. Not what you would want in a supplement that was supposed to help your health. Needless to say they were sent it back before we sold any.

The second instance was with consignment of Desiccated Liver Tablets (much favoured by athletes and sports minded people). They tasted great but when people used them they were not getting the results.

When analysed, much to our surprise they were found to contain almost 50% sugar. On finding this they were dropped from the product line immediately.

Our Own Best Customers

You have to understand that we didn’t want to put anything into our products that we as health conscious people would not want in our own bodies.

Being our own best customers this decision was a no-brainer.

This led us to sourcing and developing our own range of health supplements containing only the ingredients we wanted in them.

This is something we have been doing for about 40 years and during that time Tony and our research team have come up with some truly unique ground breaking products.

We still have customers from all those years ago as they know that we use the best of ingredients.

This may make the products a little more expensive but as they say “you get what you pay for”.

Over the years we have introduced unique products for weight loss, natural skin care, stress control, sports performance, women’s health, men’s health and natural child care, which are still selling well to this day.

They have stood the test of time. In some families we can have three generations using our products. The grandmother started using them 40 years ago, the mother 20 years ago and now the granddaughter is using them in her late teens or early 20’s. Now all three generations can be using them together.  

Allow Us to Help You

Now with the impact modern media and the internet are having on our lives we can be constantly bombarded with information on health, getting into shape, fitness, sports nutrition etc. It can be very confusing when faced with this.

Let us take the mystery out of health and health supplements for you and in doing so help guide you to a higher level of health, shape, fitness and well-being. In the process we would also like to help you to be the best you can be for as long as possible. This is why Tony Quinn Supplements are best.

Your Health is Truly Your Wealth.  Spend it wisely.

Hugh Chambers – Holistic Nutritionist.

anaemia

Anaemia

The World Health Organization states that a staggering 2 billion people, over 30% of the world’s population are anaemic.

Despite the great advances in food and hygiene this huge percentage of the world’s population still suffers. You may or may not be one of these.

Symptoms of anaemia vary but they can include:

  • Loss of energy / fatigue.
  • Unusually rapid heartbeat, (particularly with exercise).
  • Shortness of breath and headache, (particularly with exercise).
  • Dizziness and difficulty in concentrating.
  • Leg cramps.
  • Insomnia
  • Pale skin.

One of the best natural sources of iron, liver, happens to also be one of the most abundant sources of vitamin B-12. This is especially important to those suffering from pernicious anaemia (This is essentially a vitamin B-12 deficiency).

These two vital nutrients are vitally important in keeping your iron levels in balance. This makes liver such a power packed food.

It’s hard to think of a food that would do the job better. Unfortunately, today the practice of eating liver on a regular basis has fallen out of fashion. One thing that puts so many people off eating liver is the taste. An ideal way around this is to take desiccated liver.

Click here to see our article on Liver – The original Superfood.

This naturally detoxifying Desiccated Liver is of very high quality. It is available in a capsule which contains 667mg per capsule and also available in a fine powder.A popular choice for men and women who need to look and feel their best.


Pure Desiccated Liver is recommended is particular for male athletes wishing to take advantage of the benefits of a high liver intake. As well as a rich source of protein, Iron, and B vitamins, Desiccated Liver is also one of the most potent sources of nucleic acids (RNA & DNA), the real agents of cell regeneration and energy transmission.

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Liver

Liver – The original Superfood

Since the dawn of time, liver has been eaten fresh from the hunt almost as a celebration of the fallen animal’s strength, courage, and endurance. Our primitive ancestors may have had no knowledge of nutrition, but they instinctively ate very well.

Indeed, throughout most of recorded time humans have preferred liver over steak by a large margin, regarding it as a source of great strength and as containing almost magical health giving properties. Being one of nature’s most nutritionally dense foods, it’s no wonder that it has often been called a super food.

It is nature’s most concentrated source of Vitamin A and contains all the B vitamins in abundance. It is also an excellent source of protein, iron, amino-acids and nucleic acids DNA and RNA. Liver is also known for its powerful detoxifying properties. The high nucleic acid content (DNA & RNA) may also help in the formation of new cells, giving a healthy glow to the skin.

It’s amazing to think of how much concentrated nutrition there is in a piece of liver. Unfortunately, today the practice of eating liver on a regular basis has fallen out of fashion. One thing that puts so many people off eating liver is the taste. An ideal way around this is to take desiccated liver.

This is made through cold pressing of the liver, creating a handy to use capsule or powder form. This process has an added benefit in that it helps retain valuable enzymes and B-complex vitamins that are destroyed in cooking. This makes it an ideal way to avail of the benefits in an easy, more palatable form. It has long been a firm favourite of gym trainers, athletes and health enthusiasts.

Special Liver Formula is a unique formulation of desiccated liver derived from 100% hormone-free desiccated beef . It also has no added sugar nor questionable binders or fillers.

Being such an excellent naturally occurring source of iron and B12, this makes the Special Liver Formula such a great option for those with iron deficiencies.

This power-packed supplement is a popular choice for men and women who need to look and feel their best, particularly for athletes, sportspeople and business people who are constantly on the go.

Packed with B-vitamins, protein, nucleic acids, amino-acids, vitamins and minerals it is especially useful for energy, immune resistance and brain power. It is also ideal for slimmers, athletes and men and women who want to look and feel their best, as it is also known for its powerful detoxifying properties. The high nucleic acid content (DNA & RNA) may also help in the formation of new cells, giving a healthy glow to the skin.

The Special Liver Formula is liver, desiccated at very low temperatures to retain its nutrient potency. It is further enhanced by the addition of 10% haemoglobin iron, making an already great supplement even greater.

It is an ideal way to avail of the benefits of this superfood in an easy to use form.

super you weight loss

Super You Weight Loss

My name is Caroline Middleton and this is my weight loss story. In recent years, I found myself tired, unwell, overweight and most importantly, out of love with myself. I felt very far away from my once athletic camogie player body and I wanted to do something to change that.

To date, I have lost 32 pounds using an Educohealth programme of diet and supplements designed by Tony Quinn.

I used to skip breakfast and eat a big lunch. Then I would work all day sitting at my computer and eat too late in the evening. The strange thing was that I was only eating twice a day but I was gaining weight. The nutritional value of the food that I was eating was not great and was causing this. Fasting for long periods was actually making me fat….. and I was fat!

I used to get upset that I couldn’t wear t-shirts and I wanted to lose weight. Eventually I grew tired of my own excuses and in September 2018, I made up my mind to shape up my body and life. I also wanted to use my success to inspire others. I put a picture of the type of body that I wanted with a photo of my head on it, beside my computer in work, to have a visual to motivate me.

I started the Educohealth by TONY QUINN “From You to Super You” Weight Loss Plan that offers a full guide on how to lose weight. On Sundays, I would prepare my food for the week and lay out the supplements that I had to take.

I loved the snack smart recipes – especially the protein pancakes and the protein balls which were great when I had a craving for something sweet. I was surprised that eating more food was actually making me lose weight! I wasn’t overly hungry on the plan but made sure to eat my 3 meals each day.
Very quickly, the inches started to fall off my waist and the supplements made me feel energised and tone up as I lost weight.

One day, after 3 months on the programme, I went clothes shopping and tried on a pair of ripped blue jeans. I was shocked to realise that I had gone from a size 12 to a size 8…. Then I discovered that I had gone from a size 14 to a size 10 on top. I was finally able to wear the t-shirts that I wanted.

Looking at myself in the mirror, I was so proud of my achievement and so happy with how I looked. I couldn’t believe that it had taken less than 3 months and was much easier than I had anticipated. If you think that losing weight is a struggle, then think again. I got into the best shape of my life on this programme and I believe that anyone can do the same.

super you weight loss

I can’t wait for you to share your success story!
Caro

Click here to purchase our Super You Weight Loss Pack

why we need omega 3

Why We Need Omega 3

Most Omega 3 fish oils are not strong enough, and too diluted!

In recent reports, the powerful European Food Safety Authority stated not only that you need to take a full 3g (3000 mg) of Omega-3 fish oils to make the difference when it comes to common conditions such as blood pressure but also that such an amount was safe for people in general, including those on common medications. Good news right? The problem is most omega-3 supplements on the market are inexpensive, low concentration oils. Are you buying the right oil?

EPA and DHA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure and normal blood triglyceride levels. (blood triglycerides are a risk factor). These benefits are obtained with a daily intake of 3g and 2g EPA and DHA, which is equivalent to taking four Bio-Oils daily.

It is important to note that most people are taking in far too much of the wrong oils daily resulting in inflammation-related problems in the circulation, skin, organs, and glands, and most critically in the brain and the nervous system.

why we need omega 3

 It is vital you invest in the right oils as this makes it easier to maintain the correct balance of oil, benefiting the brain bloodstream, and every body tissue.

Bio-Oils are 60% strength omega 3 with no artificial oil ensuring high quality. They are designed to help you redress the balance.

Click here to see our range of Bio Oils.

Tony Quinn

Tony Quinn Educohealth

We have been in the health food business for over 40 years. This makes us the oldest chain of Irish health stores in Ireland. We are Irish based and many of our supplements are manufactured in Ireland.

The supplements we sell are chosen by us for their potential to supplement what is missing in and to balance your everyday diet. That is, to make good any deficiencies. No matter how “good’ a person’s diet, most people are not getting all of the required nutrients from their food. As people’s diets have evolved, it is becoming more and more difficult to eat a diet that supplies all of the body’s required nutrients.

The general public is mainly motivated through advertising to take health food supplements. However, the indiscriminate use of supplements may not be the best for that particular person. Consequently, people may say “I tried taking supplements but I didn’t notice a difference”. However, we believe that for you to really experience the difference you would need a balanced food supplement program – as opposed to just taking individual vitamins and minerals on a haphazard basis.

With that understanding, we have obtained our best results by giving people food supplements that have a positive effect on the whole body. This is in keeping with our Holistic Medicine philosophy. We see it more the role of the nutritionist or dietician – who has personally consulted with the individual concerned – to recommend single vitamins and minerals. At Tony Quinn Educohealth, we have a team of qualified nutritionists who are available to discuss your supplement needs and recommend a program. All of the staff in our stores are qualified to recommend an individual supplement program for a customer.

There are so many health food supplements on the market today that people become confused as to which are the most beneficial. We, at Tony Quinn Educoheatlh have taken all of the confusion and guesswork out of it and sourced the best and most results-producing supplements available.

There are some very sure ways of knowing how good food supplements are. Ideally when a new product is launched, after initial advertising, the product should sell by word of mouth. We consider this the best test of all because it is not based on advertising but on real life results. Some of our best selling products have been doing so for over 40 years and therefore we believe that they have been tested and passed by you, the buying public, with flying colours.

Click here to see the range of Tony Quinn Educohealth Vitamin and Supplements

Fish Oils

What is Omega 3?

Omega-3s are a family of essential fatty acids that play an important role in your body and may provide several health benefits… The two most important types are DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).DHA and EPA occur mostly common foods such as mackerel sardines, salmon, etc., meaning it can be expensive to get
enough from what you eat alone. 

Why do I need to take Omega 3?

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fats. This means that they are necessary for human health. The body can’t make them you have to get them from your diet. For people who do not eat the foods that supply the essential fatty acids, a daily Omega 3 supplement is recommended. Most people constantly take in far too many Omega-6 oils and hardly any Omega-3’s, resulting in inflammation-related problems in the circulation, skin, organs, and glands, and most critically in the brain and nervous system.

What are the key benefits?

Supplementing with Omega-3s is one of the BEST things you can do for your heart and whole-body health. Research from scientists of the European Food Safety Authority show that DHA and EPA to have a significant role in helping to contribute to:

  • Normal blood pressure 
  • Normal blood triglycerides 
  • The normal function of the heart 

These are 3 health factors we all need to be aware of as we age. Each one is a big concern in the western world.

DHA contributes too:

  • Maintenance of normal brain function 
  • Maintenance of normal vision 
  • DHA maternal intake contributes to the normal eye and brain development of the foetus and breastfed infants.

Your brain and vision are 2 things you always want to keep at their peak. The research found that those amounts were safe for people in general, including those on common medications.

Why choose Educohealth Bio-oils?

Most Omega-3 supplements on the market are inexpensive, low-concentration oils. Educohealth Bio Oils are probably the purest, highest grade of fish oils you can get on the planet today

  • Bio-oils contain a minimum of 60% omega-3. Most products offered contain only 15% or 30% Omega-3.
  • Contains only Natural Triglycerides (no synthetic esters).
  • Encapsulated under nitrogen into hermetically sealed capsules to prevent oxidation.
  • Oils are taken from the cleanest waters in the world off the coast of Peru 
  • No fishy burps
  • Molecularly distilled for purity

If you are serious about fish oils and the wonderful benefits that can be obtained by using them, then Educohealth Bio Oils are a must for you.

protein powders

Protein Powders

Do you want to lose fat and be in your best shape and health ever?

Your body cannot do this itself. The results will completely depend on you providing it with the highest quality building material available. When all your body has to work with is poor quality and / or lack of materials, it’s impossible for it to be at or look at its best. Discover what your body can do for you when you give it an abundance of the right materials.

Casein protein is a far superior protein to whey protein and has over 90% pure protein.

  • It’s high in calcium making it a more alkaline protein.
  • It provides amino acids – the building blocks of protein – over a seven hour period after a serving. The ideal is to provide the body with a constant supply of protein in any given 24 hour period, including during sleep.
  • In research, just one single meal of 1 ½ ounces of casein was shown to prevent whole body protein breakdown by 34%. In comparison, whey protein was shown to have no effect.

Our casein protein comes in powder form in a variety of flavours and makes a delicious high protein / calcium shake in seconds. In blind taste tests, Educohealth protein was voted the best tasting protein when compared with other market leading brands.

In addition to bodybuilders, protein powders are particularly valuable to growing children, the elderly, athletes and those wanting to firm up. It is precisely formulated to your particular needs.

See Educohealth range of Protein Powders here

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