Children and Mobile Phones

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Research has shown us not to let children use mobile phones, either as a toy or to talk on. Their skulls are thinner and smaller than an adults and they will absorb more radiation into their developing brain.

If you have not already seen the documentary Mobilize, there is now an opportunity to watch it for free here. You can also find out more about the film by going to the Mobilize website here.

There are more informative links on cell phones and cancer, and also tips for safer cell phone use below.

Mobile phones and cancer in humans

Links to more studies are below:

Radio-frequency (RF) radiation in the microwave range produced by cordless and mobile phones. Cordless phone bases and cell phone towers have been classified by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer as a “possible carcinogen” (type 2B).

Cellular phone use safety tips:

We realise that many people have jobs that require them to use a cellular phone in their day to day lives. While there is probably no way to make cellular phone use completely safe, there is information to help you reduce the risks of unavoidable cellular phone risk.

Ideally, cellular phone use should be minimised. The more cellular phones are used, the more cellular phone infrastructure is needed to support the phones use. Living close to cellular phone base stations has been associated with increased risk of cancer in several studies.

Mobile Phone use and Skeletal Alignment

If exposure to radiation and providing endless distraction isn’t enough… cell phone usage is responsible for yet another hazardous side effect! Text neck!

Chiropractors have observed that most people hunch over their mobile phones and developing neck and back strain, headaches, achy shoulders and even in their arms and hands.

If you are experiencing symptoms similar to the above and would like a professional opinion, then go see your chiropractor or feel free to contact Revolution Chiropractic.

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Vitamin D

With a beautiful summer coming to an end the temperature is already dropping and the days are getting shorter. Sadly this means you will be getting less outdoor activity and time in the sun which means less opportunity for your body to make vitamin D.

Good levels of vitamin D are important for heart, brain, lungs and muscles function. Vitamin D is also important in regulating calcium levels so has an impact on bone health too. Low levels are linked with depression, low immunity and even cancer!

While most of the vitamins we need come from our food, it also is unique in that your own body can make it from sunlight. Which is why we need to pay closer attention to it in as winter approaches.

Although you can get vitamin D from foods, especially cod liver oil, raising your levels of vitamin D through food alone is not adequate according to the vitamin D council (find a link to their website below to get more information on vitamin D). Sun exposure and supplementation are the most effective ways to bring your levels up and maintain good health.

Tips for vitamin D this winter

1) Try and get as much sun exposure as you can while still being sun smart.


2) Supplementation.

Most people can supplement vitamin D without any problem but if you have high blood calcium levels it may not be a good idea to take high doses. If you are taking certain medications it may also affect your ability to take high doses, whereas other medications may require you to take a higher dose than normal. This being the case it is best to consult your doctor to have some simple tests done to find out what dosage is right for you.


The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 87, Issue 3, March 2008, Page 794,


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The Benefits of Consuming Good Fats


We were once told that fats can do more harm than good and once deemed as an enemy to our diet. However, recent studies are showing that SOME of them are amazing for our health.

There are two main types of fats, saturated and unsaturated.
-Unsaturated ones are oil-based fats and are usually runny at room temperature.
-On the other hand, saturated ones are solid at room temperatures and are commonly found in animal-based foods and dairy.

So which one is good for the body? Unsaturated fats of course! and doctors are pretty much in agreement that eating foods loaded with saturated fats, such as butter, red meat and pork, can cause heart disease, obesity and diabetes.


What are some of the benefits of consuming good fats?

1. Lowers heart disease and cholesterol level

Recent studies have that consuming healthy fats (unsaturated) can reduce some risk factors for heart disease. There has been evidence also showing that a high intake of monounsaturated fats can help reduce blood cholesterol levels.


2. Absorption of Vitamins

Another important benefit is that it allows the absorption of certain vitamins into our bodies. There are water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins, without the aid of fats it cannot readily be absorbed into our body. Vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and K are all fat-soluble and all have different functions for the body.


3. Increase Muscle Mass

The research has linked healthy fats to increase in muscle mass. It has also linked the intake of those healthy ones to good hormone balance and increased recovery after an intense workout.


4. Improves brain function

Research finds that “good” fats (monounsaturated ones) associates with better overall cognitive function and memory and saturated ones associates with worse overall cognitive function and memory over time.


Where can we get these healthy fats from exactly?

  • Chia Seeds
  • Flaxeeds/Linseeds
  • Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts etc
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Extra virgin Coconut oil
  • Extra virgin Olive oil.


Which ones to stay away from

  • Dairy products such as milk, cream, cheese, butter, ghee
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Red meat
  • Pork, Bacon or Ham
  • Sausages.

Despite popular belief that these products are healthy for us to consume, they are all extremely high in cholesterol and hugely contribute to heart disease, cancer and diabetes (the 3 tops killers all over the world). With the restriction of these products in ones diet researchers and medical experts have been able to reverse the most severe cases of heart disease, diabetes and cancers.

Good healthy fats


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5 pieces of Fruit and/or vegetables a day!


We always hear that we should be consuming at least 5 fruits or vegetables a day. Have you guys ever stopped and wondered why? They are vital in keeping a balanced diet. Studies have shown that consuming 400g of either fruits or vegetables can have significant benefits for one’s health.


Here are 5 top reasons why you should be eating at least 5 pieces a day.

1) Fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges and strawberries all contain high fiber.

Fiber is important in maintaining a healthy gut. Healthy guts can prevent constipation and many digestive problems. Consuming a high fiber diet can also reduce the chances of bowel cancer. AWESOME!


2) Fruits and vegetables can help you maintain a healthy weight.

They can help fill up your stomach quick. But, because they are low in fat and calories it can help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your heart healthy


3) Eating a lot of vegetables and fruits has shown a decrease in blood pressure.

They contain many important vitamins and minerals. One important mineral that directly affects blood pressure is potassium. Potassium has shown to negate the effects of salt which has a direct correlation to high blood pressure.


4) Fruits and vegetables all contain high amounts of zinc, lutein, vitamins C and E.

These all help to ward off degenerative problems in the eye. Foods such as kale, spinach and oranges can help prevent eye disorders that arise from degenerative processes.


5) For pregnant women 5 a day is just as important.

Folate, which is a mineral found in many fruits and vegetables such as; broccoli, beetroot, citrus fruits and bananas have shown to decrease birth defects in newborns



There are so many other benefits that come from consuming a lot of vegetables and fruits. Different fruits and vegetables contain different sources of vitamins and minerals. To get the most out of 5 a day, you should try to consume a variety of fruits and vegetables.


Fruit and vegetables


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Celery Juice Health Benefits


The juice of fresh raw celery is loaded with a variety of nutrients. It contains almost all essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and stocked up energy, which help in regulating the natural as well as optimal functions of our body collectively. Please keep in mind that I highly recommend using organic/spray free celery as regular celery can have high amounts of pesticides.


Celery juice


Here is a list of health benefits of celery juice:


1. Prevents Cancer:

Keep cancer at bay by drinking celery juice every day. There are 8 types of anti-cancer substances present in the juice that can heal cancer in a number of ways. The acetylenic content of the juice prevents the tumor cells from growing, the phonolic acid content makes the hormone-like prostaglandins (accelerates the growth of cancerous cells) inactive, the phyto nutrient content stops free radicals from destroying the DNA of our cells, and so on.


2. Lowers Cholesterol:

Celery juice is an excellent natural remedy for lowering the cholesterol levels in our body. It contains a chemical compound named 3-n-butylphthalide that has positive effects on reducing the bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) in our bloodstream. It also boosts the secretion of bile or steroid acids which is helpful in lowering cholesterol too. The juice extracted only from 2 stalks of celery can decrease our cholesterol levels up to 7 points.


3. Controls Blood Pressure:

If you drink 1 glass of celery juice each day, you will be able to keep your blood pressure levels under control. It is again the effects of 3-n-butylphthalide, which diminishes the secretion of stress hormones and relaxes the muscles present around our blood vessels so that they get dilated and blood can flow through them smoothly without causing much pressure onto their inner walls.


4. Prevents Digestive Disorders:

Celery juice has great potential to cure various digestive disorders. It contains lots of fibers which turn the plant into a laxative one. Fibers discharge certain nutrients during the preparation of juice and prevent constipation by making the bowel movement smoother.


5. Prevents Calcification:

Fresh celery juice is also useful in averting calcification inside our gall bladder, urinary bladder and kidneys. As it can remove waste as well as toxic materials from these organs, the stones present within these get broken down and eliminated easily.


6. Maintains Acid-Base Balance:

Studies have shown that very few foods are as powerful as celery juice in maintaining the acid-base balance in our body. It reduces the acidity and makes our body alkaline to some extent so that the pH levels remain good.


7. Anti- Inflammatory Action:

Celery juice is highly anti-inflammatory. It holds an organic compound named polyacetylene, which inhibits acute inflammation in bone diseases like osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. and respiratory disorders like bronchitis, asthma, etc.


8. Diuretic:

Being a good diuretic, celery juice facilitates the production of urine and helps us stay healthy. Basically, the two essential minerals – sodium and potassium – present in the juice act as the regulators of our body fluid, thereby promoting urination.


9. Aids In Weight Loss:

Shedding extra weight also becomes easy and hassle-free with the regular intake of celery juice. It is extremely low in calories and very filling at the same time. Therefore, it keeps our appetite under check and helps us lose weight successfully.


10. Treats Insomnia:

Sleep disorder or insomnia can also be treated effectively with celery juice. The magnesium as well as essential oil content of the juice imposes a soothing effect on our nerves and. As a result, we can relax and enjoy a sound sleep.


Benefits of Celery Juice for Skin:

Celery juice can contribute to our skin to a great extent. It works as a wonderful alternative to synthetic beauty products available in the market. Explore the skin benefits of celery juice below:


11. Hydrates Skin:

The juice extracted from celery is high in water as 95% of the weight of the plant is water. Hence, drinking celery juice in a regular manner can fulfil our daily requirements of water and keeps our skin cells hydrated. As a result, we get soft and supple skin.


12. Prevents Skin Damage And Other Disorders:

Water and antioxidant content of the juice is also good for purifying our body and making our skin clearer. Antioxidants are basically ‘free radical scavengers’, which make our body free from toxins and prevent our skin cells from getting damaged. On the other hand, water facilitates the elimination of those toxins as well as other waste materials from our body. Consequently, we can stay away from a number of skin disorders.


13. Keeps Skin Young:

Celery juice is loaded with vitamin A, B, C, K, niacin and folate, which are essential for repairing skin damages as well as keeping up the health of our skin. These vitamins also help in producing collagen and nourishing our skin. Therefore, we get smooth, young and wrinkle-free skin.


14. Ensures Glowing Skin:

There are numerous minerals present in celery juice. These include calcium, potassium, magnesium, selenium, and so on. Regular intake of these minerals can result into bright and glowing skin.


Benefits of Celery Juice for Hair:

Not only health or skin, but celery juice is rewarding for our hair also. Several ways through which this juice can benefit your tresses are given below:


15. Over-all Hair Care:

It has been already mentioned that celery juice comprises high amount of water and vitamin A. Both are great for our hair. Water keeps our scalp hydrated and cures dandruff, while vitamin A provides nourishment to the roots of hair strands and makes them healthy. Celery juice is also known to stimulate the growth of our hair and improve its texture. Hence, if you want lush and beautiful hair, consider daily intake of celery juice.


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Soursop Juice For Cancer Treatment/Prevention


Did you know that soursop is being touted as the cancer-killing superfruit? This Caribbean fruit has a sweet milky flesh. Soursop jellies, sorbets, smoothies, and ice creams are popular in the Caribbean, South America, Southeast Asia and Pacific, and Africa, where the fruit grows abundantly. Apart from its good taste, it has a number of nutritional benefits. It is especially important as an alternative cancer treatment. As a result, one laboratory study showed extracts of the fruit kills certain types of breast cancer and liver cancer cells.

Soursop also has broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, which is effective against both bacterial and fungal infections. It treats intestinal parasites and worms. It also reduces high blood pressure levels. Cancer often leads to a compromised immune system; soursop gives a healthy boost to the patient’s immune system and can possibly avoid fatal infections.




3 Steps To Make Soursop Juice:

How to make soursop juice? A detailed step by step procedure to make this juice is given here.


Step 1 – Mash The Fruit:

To make a thick soursop juice or shake, you can mash the fruit. For this, you need to select a ripe fruit (if pressing down on the skin leaves a dent, the fruit is perfect). If you have hard, unripe fruits with yellow-green skin, keep them at room temperature for a few days to ripen. Wash the fruit well because of its thorny exterior, which collects dirt in the grooves. The skin can be peeled by hand. Slough off the skin, de-seed the fruit and squeeze out the flesh in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup of milk and 1 cup of water for every ripe soursop (roughly 450 grams). Now using your hand, squeeze the flesh to release its juice into the water-milk mixture. Keep squeezing thoroughly until you have the fibrous core left in your hand. Discard it. Stir the juice, milk and water well and you have the juice ready to serve.


Step 2 – Strain The Fruit:

In a way similar to the previous method, wash and peel the fruit. Now remove the seeds and chop the flesh. As this releases a lot of the soursop’s juice, do it in a bowl where you intend to store the final juice. Now get a fine mesh strainer. It should be just large enough to let the juice run clear, but not so large that the fibers escape the mesh and fall into the juice. Strain the pulp thoroughly by pushing down with the back of a spoon till only the fibers remain. You can add a little milk to make the drink even creamier. Addition of components like lime juice, ginger, sugar (you can use low calorie sugar substitute if you are on a diet) enhances the flavor of soursop. Nutmeg and vanilla complement the flavor of the fruit as well.


Step 3 – Blend The Fruit:

For a thick, no-fuss soursop juice, you can use this method. First clean and peel the ripe fruit. Remove the seeds and cut up the flesh in large chunks. Tossing it into the blender, add half a cup of milk or water. Do not worry about the fibrous pulp remaining in the fruit mix; it is all blitzed up by the blender. Depending on how thick or runny you want the juice to be, you can add the required amount of liquid. Also, if you are making a few servings, remember that this method yields more juice because all of the fruit, even the pulp, is used up. So, make sure you don’t make extra glasses of the juice.


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The Health Benefits Of Ginger

What is Ginger?

Ginger is versatile and easy to use. Not only is it used for its many benefits, but it is also nutritious and packed with flavor. With many health benefits, it is one of the greatest “superfoods”. Ginger, also known as Zingiber Officinale is closely related to turmeric. Dating back 5000 years, the Chinese have been using ginger for many of its healing and medicinal properties. However, the healing properties go far beyond remedying colds.

Here I will discuss some of the health benefits and why you should have them every day.


Benefits of Ginger
Benefits of ginger

1. Powerful anti-inflammatory properties

The main bioactive compound in ginger is gingerol. This powerful compound is responsible for many of the medicinal properties. One of these properties includes its anti-inflammatory role in the body. As a result, ginger can help improve the symptoms of osteoarthritis.


2. Can help inhibit cancer growth

Shogaol is another active compound in ginger. In other words, combined with gingerol, they help fight against many types of cancers with its anti-cancer properties.


3. Antioxidant properties

Antioxidants help remove free radicals within our bodies. So what are free radicals? Free radicals are molecules that attack your cells and appear increasingly through age. They cause oxidative stress and can cause DNA damage. Antioxidants can help remove these molecules and they can promote good health. In some cases research has shown it can improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer’s. In conclusion, consuming powerful anti-oxidants can help inhibit inflammatory responses and help protect against age-related brain diseases.


4. Can help with nausea

People who are suffering from nausea, headaches and vomiting may want to try take ginger. Studies have concluded that pregnant woman with morning sickness found a decrease in symptoms.


Different Ways to Have Ginger

So how do you take advantage of this powerful superfood? Ginger can come in many different forms and can be used in many ways. Its roots can be juiced and freshly put into beverages, soups, or food. You can also use fresh cut ginger in tea or drink ginger tea (loose leaf and organic is best). An oil form is also available which can be taken internally for a boost in gingerol to fight off against free radicals and inflammation. You can also use powdered ginger in food.

Ginger is a superfood with many health benefits such as helping you fight against certain diseases, fight against cancer, and even helping take care of nausea. Not only it is full of health benefits but it is also full of nutrition. Everyone should have ginger and see all the positive benefits for themselves.


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