Glandular Body Types

Everyone is shaped a little differently. There are groups of similar shapes in certain people – long ones, tall ones, short ones, big ones. Usually a practitioner will classify a persons body into particular types and then adhere to that type’s best supplements and diet. One of the common systems used for this is the glandular system.


Understanding Vitamin B3 – Niacin

At the ordinary FDA level, niacin doesn’t do anything very dramatic. Except that we do need it for some of the most important functions in our body, like releasing energy in our cells, making hormones, and working with the other members of the B team to keep the body running smoothly.

The Role It Plays

Balancing Thyroid Function

When the gland is producing too much of these hormones, the body will burn up food much faster than normal and appetite will increase, but weight will be lost.

How Changes In Eating Effect Your Health

Eating very quickly means large quantities of calories can be gulped down before the body even gets a chance to turn its satiety signals on. Even though we may not all be fast eaters, we can all recall having at least once hungrily and quickly gulped down a meal in 10 to 15 minutes, only to suddenly feel uncomfortably stuffed five to 10 minutes later (as the body’s satiety mechanisms caught up with us).

Easing Heartburn With Essential Oils

Add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to a teaspoon of honey and dissolve in a cup of warm water, sip slowly.

Dried Fruits and Sulfur Dioxide

Like many elements on the FDA’s GRAS list (Generally Regarded As Safe), the actual safety of the element for human consumption is debatable and the FDA has asked for further studies. At the same time, the FDA has no regulating figure on the maximum amount of sulfur dioxide that can be used.

Papaya Ice Cream

You can combine fruits by running varying chunks through a blender, or by pre-blending the fruits and freezing in ice cube trays as in the following recipe:

Women and Weightlifting

Women tend to fear weight training, thinking it will result in huge muscles. However, female hormones don’t encourage muscular over-development. Working up to five or ten pound weights is an adequate goal for most women and unlikely to result in large muscles.

In addition to increasing bone density, weightlifting, like other forms of exercise, can strengthen your immune system and contribute to good mental health.

Understanding Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

Riboflavin was discovered in milk in 1879. Nobody realized it was a vitamin, mostly because back then nobody knew what a vitamin was. The discoverers just saw it as an interesting yellow-green pigment in the milk. The name riboflavin is a combination of two words: ribose, a type of sugar found in milk, and flavin, from the Latin word flavus, which means yellow.

Our cells need riboflavin to make energy, so we need to be sure we’re getting enough of this vital member of the B family.

Riboflavin does lots of other good things for us as well, mostly by working with the other B’s to keep our body’s systems, like the immune system, running smoothly. Riboflavin works especially closely with niacin and pyridoxine – in fact, without riboflavin, these two B siblings can’t do their main jobs at all.

Herbal Tea For Tension Headache

Ginger decreases the production of pain-causing chemicals in the body. Chamomile and linden are mild relaxants that help ease emotional and physical tension 1 cup water 1 teaspoon fresh chopped ginger root 1 teaspoon dried chamomile 1 teaspoon dried linden Simmer the ginger in water in a covered pot for 5 minutes. Remove from heat … Continue reading