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4 Tips On Keeping Your Endocrine Glands Healthy And Happy

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Our bodies are complex. We could consider them finely tooled machines and as such, they need proper care.

One part of our system consists of endocrine glands. These glands work like a messaging system using chemicals. These chemicals are known as hormones that are released from the glands into the human circulatory system to travel to other organs.

The primary glands in the endocrine system are:

  • adrenal glands,
  • pineal gland,
  • thyroid gland,
  • parathyroid glands,
  • pancreas,
  • ovaries,
  • and testes

as well as the hypothalamus and pituitary gland which are neuroendocrine organs that also release hormones.

What you do need to know is each and every one of these endocrine glands play very important roles in your health and welfare. If they are not properly maintained, these glands may stop, slow down or send improper hormones (messages) to other organs causing them to not function correctly.

One expert explained to me that if a person was to put their complete home on an automatic system to control heating, cooling, lights, water, etc…, the messages sent would come from special receptacles inside a main computer bank. We could equate those receptacles to the glands and the messages they send to each unit would be equated to the hormones.

If one receptacle started malfunctioning, you could find it causing chaos with all the other receptacles…

  • The message meant to turn the air conditioning on may start the sprinkler system;
  • a message to fill the washing machine with water turns off the security system;
  • or you come home to your house feeling like an oven at 116 degrees because the system thinks it is too cold.

Just think what all can happen to your body if 1 of these glands is not working properly? And while we think Doctors should be able to “figure it out,” consider the fact that once they know for sure it is a bad gland, they still must narrow down which gland it is.

Not an easy task!


Enough of the science lesson…

My goal today is to simply give you 4 tips to keep your endocrine glands healthy, happy and working the way they are intended to.

Endocrine Glands Tip #1: Proper Nutrition

This is by far the top tip in this post.

Each gland needs certain vitamins, minerals and/or nutrients to work properly. But in these days and times, we have found nutrients being erased from many foods. This can come from improper farming, food processing and just plain greediness of food manufacturers.

Each gland has a need for a main nutrient or more…

adrenal – Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron

pineal – Vitamin D

thyroid – Vitamin D, Selenium, Iodine, Iron and Vitamin A

parathyroid – Same as thyroid

pancreas – All

ovaries – All

and testes – All

While my blog explains a lot about nutrition, I want to say that each person is different. I offer a one-on-one service to develop a nutrition plan that fits you and your lifestyle.

Feel free to contact me here.

Endocrine Glands Tip #2: Little To None

There are 3 things you need to cut down to little or none for healthy and happy endocrine glands:

  1. Sugar
  2. Alcohol
  3. Caffeine

All of these if taken in abundance will drive your hormone balance out of whack.

Endocrine Glands Tip #3: Get Your Omega Fatty Acids

Omega 3s, 6s and 9s are important in that they actually aid in the transportation of hormones produced by these glands. The hormones essentially “hitch a ride” on the Omega bus.

You get these Omega Fatty Acids from fish and other sea foods. If you are not getting enough fish in your diet, I recommend taking a supplement to obtain those Omegas.

This Krill Oil is a great supplement to get your Omega Fatty Acids.

Endocrine Glands Tip #4: Say No To Stress

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Not only does stress harm your endocrine glands, it plays havoc on other organs in your body.

Now I know that as long as we live, there is stress. But what you do with that stress; how you handle that stress is the biggest factor in how it will effect your health and well being.

There are many ways to handle stress, but only some ways that are good for your health.

  • Exercise – which is also needed for healthy endocrine glands.
  • Quality sleep – 7 – 8 hours is optimal.
  • Meditation
  • Have a person to talk with.


Follow these tips please!

Your endocrine glands have so much control over the rest of your body. If your hormones are out of balance, you can gain weight, develop sickness and disease and live a life that is no fun.

I am here for you… Contact me if you need more help with this subject.

I am not a Doctor and by all means, you should see one if you feel you are having issues with any of your endocrine glands. But I do know that if you follow these tips, you are giving those glands a much better opportunity of being healthy and happy.

Thanks and post any comments or questions below.

7 Great Ways To Maintain Healthy, Or Lower Blood Pressure

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The amount of people being seen in emergency rooms daily or even worse, in morgues from heart attacks is astronomical.

And if we were to examine these people’s medical charts before the heart attack, we would probably find a large percentage suffered from high blood pressure.

Simply defined, high blood pressure is when the heart has to pump harder to deliver blood from the arteries to various parts of the body.

When measured, there are 2 numbers given. The top number is the pressure when the heart contracts and the bottom number is when the heart relaxes. Normal blood pressure is 120/80.

Statistics show that around 1 in 5 humans has high blood pressure.

But there are natural ways to lower your blood pressure and maintain it in a healthy state. I am going to give you 7 ways to do so.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #1: Walk

Yep, walk!

Just get up, out and walk!

So many people have chosen to drive the car or ride a train or bus, just to sit in an office chair for hours and then go home and sit on the couch.

It is no wonder that blood pressure is elevated.

Just make a point of walking more and your heart will benefit greatly.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #2: More Omegas

The Omegas found in fish and fish oils are great for maintaining a normal blood pressure. But so many people do not eat enough fish to get these Omegas.

But, there are many supplements available to help you get the recommended daily allowance of Omegas.

One of my favorites is Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina. Not only does this water plant provide you with Omegas, there are other nutritional needs too. You can get the Blu-Lina Spirulina here.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #3: Deep Breathing

Simple morning and evening deep breathing exercises are an excellent way to both lower high blood pressure and keep it maintained at a safe level.

Each morning for 5 minutes just breath deeply in and expand your gut. Now exhale slowly and release all the stress. Use an egg timer and keep doing it for the 5 minutes.

Do the same formula in the evening.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #4: Eat More Garlic

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Not only will garlic keep those dreaded vampires away, studies also show that it is a great spice for lower blood pressure.

Garlic increases nitric oxide in our bodies which creates a relaxation for blood vessels. This allows them to dilate and more blood flows through lowering blood pressure.

So add some more garlic to your dishes.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #5: Lower Your Salt Intake

It has been scientifically proven that less salt means lower blood pressure.

Tempted to sprinkle salt on that food? Try adding some other spices that do not contain salt.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #6: Drink Coconut Water

I’m not telling you to make a trip to the Caribbean just to get your blood pressure down. You can find coconut water at many health stores and even some grocery stores. But do read the ingredients. Some of them are no different than soda pop with a bunch of sugar added.

Look for true, organic coconut water and the potassium in it will help to level the sodium content in your system and helps maintain a level blood pressure reading.

Maintain Or Lower Blood Pressure Way #7: Less Alcohol

Alcohol and high blood pressure are directly related.

And while a small portion of alcohol can actually be good for you, we ask, what is a small portion?

Experts say that 1 alcoholic beverage for women per day and 2 for men is in the range of small.


There are many other ways to lower blood pressure… Grapefruit and Passion fruit juices are both known to help.

I will probably write more at a later time, but for now, use these and get that blood pressure at an optimum level.

If you have any questions, post them below.

Now I must say… Just Keep On Movin!

Could HBOT Be An Answer


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It has been used for many years in 2 professions, but we are now questioning if HBOT may be an answer to multiple diseases and issues in the human body.

HBOT stands for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

The professions that have used this therapy are:

  • Deep sea divers
  • and Astronauts

The main problem HBOT solved was decompression illness. This is caused when the person comes up from deep distances with great pressure changes, or down from being outside the Earth’s atmosphere which also causes huge pressure changes in the human body.

But now, those who can afford to have used HBOT for their own or for their loved one’s general good.

I will explain further after I give you a basic synopsis of what HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) is.

What HBOT Is

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the use of oxygen at an ambient pressure that is higher than atmospheric pressure. It is done with the use of a pressure chamber. The chamber can be made of a rigid or flexible material and oxygen at 100% is delivered to the patient.

HBOT is used to treat decompression illness and also, gas gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, and arterial gas embolism.

It is also approved to be used with:

  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds (especially in diabetic illnesses)
  • Anemia
  • Idiopathic hearing loss
  • Radiation injury
  • Etc…

But many believe that HBOT can be used to treat many other conditions and diseases.

Other Conditions And Diseases That Are Being Considered For Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Some people have even traveled to other countries to get HBOT treatment for conditions, diseases and illnesses that medical authorities in the United States will not approve.

  • Migraines
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Cardiac Disease
  • High Fever
  • Etc…

You Can Now Get Portable Chambers

HBOT chambers have been developed for home use. But, the FDA has classified these as Class II medical devices and do require a prescription to purchase.

Could HBOT Be A Good Way To Treat Everyday Disorders?

I would really like to get other opinions and thoughts…

At the end of this post, I am going to share various sites of reference.


Risks That Are Possible With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Like anything, too much of a good thing can be bad. Or if not used properly, damage can be done.

But I ask, should the government have so much control?

Some of the issues that could arise with HBOT include:

  • Visual Refractive Changes – Normally just temporary
  • Cataract Maturation – There are theories that HBOT causes existing cataracts to mature faster
  • Claustrophobia
  • Hypoglycemia – Diabetic patients should eat before therapy
  • Barotrauma of the Ear – This is the most common issue with HBOT. Similar to flying and your ears feeling like there is water in them.
  • Sinus Squeeze – Can cause nosebleeds
  • Tooth Squeeze – This can be an issue with new dental work like fillings.
  • Pneumothorax or Pulmonary Barotrauma – There is belief that HBOT can damage lung tissue.
  • Oxygen Toxicity – Too much oxygen can actually be bad.

Like any procedures, there are potential complications and side effects. But if the person administering HBOT is trained and attentive, the risks can be held to a minimum.

My Thoughts

Personally, I believe small doses of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy could result in greatly improved health statuses for many people.

But there needs to be more:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Etc…

I would love to hear from those who have had HBOT… Tell us your opinion.

Do you think HBOT would help some people who have diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc?

I am of the opinion that we need to open our thoughts to the possibilities and allow those who wish to try the option without traveling to another country to do so.

So tell us your thoughts and share this with others so they can share their opinion.

Thank you and much love to you all.